foldingathome repos from 2018 for @centos and @ubuntu #beatthevirus
is your (free libre) open desktop really (free libre) open ?
this post was prompted by todays project which was to install GNU/linux natively on a HP elitebook notebook so i can run docker and access the @nvidia GPUs in @instaserver @foldingathome containers
phase 1 – install xubuntu
- NO VIDEO DRIVERS (just VGA)
- NO WIFI DRIVERS (none nothing nada)
so try a bunch of usb wifi dongles
- NONE OF THESE WORK
so lets connect notebook to our mobile via an ethernet cable (here’s how)
- apt update
- apt install aptitude
- aptitude update
let try and get missing drivers
- aptitude install synaptic
- run synaptic
- enable PROPRIETARY drivers !
YAY ! NVIDIA VIDEO and BROADCOM WIFI are auto detected
- install the PROPRIETARY drivers
video and wifi now work
BUT NOTE I and this is the main point I NOW NO LONGER HAVE A FREE LIBRE OPEN SOURCE DESKTOP so I might have well left Microsoft Windows 10 running natively which is what i HAVE been doing for the last 5 years and would have kept doing if hadnt especially wanted to test docker & nvidia GPUs and @foldingathome.
So are you running an open desktop ?
If it is only semi (free libre) open why not run Windows 10 natively and run a TRUE OPEN SOURCE DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT inside Oracle VirtualBox or VMware Player ?