Solus Budgie Linux Installation Frustration – Krazy Ken’s Tech Misadventures

– [Ken] Oh, (bleep) that
wasn’t supposed to happen. GNOME is a little more of a resource intensive desktop environment,
as many have pointed out. Downloading 37 of three. Well, that’s not really the
kinda math I would be doing, but maybe it’s just
going above and beyond. (electronic timer) (upbeat electronic music) Well, I was just trying to
do a tiny bit of preparation before filming the next tech video login. Yeah, Solus seven-hour download. That’s not looking too good. Yeah, just my luck, right? Well, I guess we’ll have to
switch to a torrent download and that should be a lot faster than that. It’s only 4:48, right, so let’s see. Seven and 1/2 hours or so. Yeah, we could start
filming at midnight, sure. Not a problem, not a problem! I’ve used Transmission before, I just didn’t have it on this
current Mac OS installation, and we’re back with it. It looks like two minutes now. Well, that’s a lot faster. Thank you Transmission. Well, now that that’s out of the way. Hey guys, how are you all doing? Really, that’s just great. You know, I’m doing pretty great today too because it’s Linux day. I get a lot of suggestions
for different software to try, specifically different Linux distros. Solus has been going around
the suggestions box recently, so I thought, well okay,
I suppose I’ll try it. Actually, I’m glad you guys suggested that because I wanted to try
Ubuntu Budgie recently and well, Solus Budgie the
default desktop environment, so perfect. It looks like there’s a GNOME version and a MATE version as well. But we’ve messed with those
in the past on other systems, so for the first time we’re
doing Budgie on Krazy Ken. I’m gonna image my Lite
hacker flash drive. A lot of people say this looks like some kind of PC destroyer
or virus flash drive. I guess it looks a little Lite hackish, but I don’t know what the big deal is, I just got it from a
shadowy figure in a van. I mean, no problem there, so
I’m sure it works just fine. Let’s plug her in, and we’re gonna load up Etcher. So where are we gonna be installing this? Well, as you can probably see over here I have a Lenovo Notebook setting because I still have that pile of them and I only gave a couple
away to some people. I still have a few left, so I thought why not throw it on there? All right, I cannot read it properly. Update notifier sleep days of undefined. Okay, well, not really sure
what that’s supposed to be. It was probably doing an
automatic update check and it had a little bit of a boo boo. So we’re gonna ignore that,
we’re gonna take our image throw it in there, it automatically
detected the Kingston, and we’re gonna DC Flash this boy. Type in the password,
don’t look at this part. Le voilà! All right. So I’m gonna shove you
over to the side like so and I’m gonna get this Lenovo ready to go. You know what might help? If I actually plug it into power. So I’m gonna pop it into
the USB port on here and boot her up. So I have put other distros
on this Notebooks before, like I said, but one of the big issues is I usually have some performance problems and that’s probably just because GNOME is a little more of a resource
intensive desktop environment as many have pointed out. And yes, I could use GNOME Tweaker, I probably should do
that in the future too. But I wanna try a different
desktop environment this time, hence Solus Budgie, and
it’s not powering on so something must be wrong, okay. Well, I suppose we hit our
first speed bump already. This machine just refuses to power on. Let’s try a different one. So maybe this one will work. Oh man, you need a birth, dirty computer. Okay, get over there. Let’s see if it turns on. Honestly, if it’s a
little dirty I don’t care, I just want it to turn on. Okay, that’s two that won’t turn on. I think this charger is bad. I think we can do a little
process of elimination and assume the charger is the culprit. Shit! Well, thank you curse, I
think you broke a charger. Let’s try a different charger. Okay, stop, stop, stop! Hold the presses. I just dug around for a different charger and this one has more of the clover shape. The one I’m trying to use has
more of the snake eye’s shape. So I somehow, got a bunch
of chargers mixed together, but they are different. So, I’m guessing this one
just straight up doesn’t work with the model, we’ll
just go to the clover one. So that’s good, maybe the computers aren’t actually bad, it’s
just the wrong charger. Never mind, we can cross
that idea off the list because the connection that’s
attached to the power supply with the clover, adapter,
thingamajig doesn’t even plug into this computer. So we must have been using
the right all this time, but it won’t turn on. Like neither of these
are turning on with it, so that’s a bit of a problem. Okay, hang on, plan G. I’ll figure this out. I seriously don’t know how
it’s scientifically possible that the curse has already
(bleep) this up so much. We’ve hardly even started, can’t
even turn on the computers. Oh my gosh! Am I doing this wrong? Like this should be pretty easy, right? Shit, I don’t have a charger
to go with these Lenovos. A viewer actually offered me one, I might need to take them up on that now ’cause I feel like when I
gave away the other Notebooks, I gave away the other chargers leaving me with one that doesn’t fits, and now one that does fit but doesn’t work. Hurray! All right, well, not a problem. We’ll just have to skip
the Lenovos for now and go to the Mac mini backup computer. So all right, back in a sec. Oh my gosh, it’s gonna be a long day. We’re gonna go back to our Mac Petri dish, the good old Mac mini. So I have Solus on the flash drive. Let’s boot her up and test it out. Of course we’ll be doing
the installation sensation, but as per tradition,
we will take the system for a test drive. I will install a few
things, test the performance and I’ve actually never
used Budgie before. I also had some suggestions
to install some things to get some more Mac OS-esque features. So I may experiment with those too. Fun is to be had, and right now I need to check the signal cable. What the shit biscuit! Source. Well, that explains the problem. I’m digging the sweatpants today. And here is EFI boot, which
is our Linux flash drive and let’s see what we got. Cool, it detects Mac OS
and then we also have Solus 3.9999 Budgie. Well, let’s do it. I know I mentioned I
never used Budgie before but I’ve actually never used Solus before. I wanted to save it for now because it’s been recommended to me. Now that is a pretty wallpaper. I am a huge sucker for
shallow depth of field, a lot of book action. So here we are. Here’s our menu, we got
some shortcuts down here, notifications, nice and smooth animation. Nice little easing there,
it seems to be working just fine on the Mac mini here. Let’s do an install before we
do too much of a test drive. Where are you? Well, I’m right here, but that’s probably not very useful to you. English US, actually wait! Okay, yeah, there’s no
English Macintosh specific, that’s totally cool. Let’s see. Select. I see timezone. Let’s do. This mouse really sucks. (laughs) Wow, that was a god guess,
Chicago right there. Examining local storage devices. I like this little loading
icon, that’s pretty. Oh yes, I have Ubuntu 18.10 on here. I’m gonna replace the Ubuntu installation keeping the Mac OS partition
untouched, hypothetically and just do that. What name should this
computer use on the network? Krazy Ken PC. Oh, they must be lowercase, I’m sorry. How about that? Yup, that’s our only hard disk
option so we’ll go with that. Who will be using this device? Krazy T Ken. Actually that’s the username, hang on. Krazy, and the real name
will be Krazy T Ken. The password will be of course aligator3 and aligator3. Did I hear like a little whoop sound? Hang on. So there’s the pop sound for the volume. (volume popping) I like it, I really like the way this desktop environment looks. It’s really pretty looking,
I like the color pallet too and the flatness, a little
bit of shadows going on here, so far so good. Krazy T Kren (laughs) oh-la-la-la-la-la Ken, here we go. Da-da-da-da-da, summary, boom, done! Installation will make changes to– Oh, cool it’s, the dialog
box sticks on the window, it’s semi-transparent, very nice. Could result in data loss. Yes it could, some of that is intentional. Some of that I hope does not happen. Now, come on, give me a little slideshow of all the cool features of Solus Budgie. No slideshow? Okay. I’ll just be over here all sad. Looks like we’re about
to complete here soon. I’m just going through my notes here. Plank, that looks like
what we should install to get kind of a dock like feature. Okey-dokey! You may now exit the installer. Restart and then remove
any installation media to start using your new operating system. Well, thank you, that’s so polite of you. I’m gonna restart now, and
usually it will prompt me to yank the flash drive out. Oh, it’s already gone. The flash drive is blinking on the back. I don’t know if I wanna yank it out while it’s doing its thing. But I believe this is
our Linux system here. I didn’t even get like a startup screen. I guess that’s normal. And here we have some more
beautiful flowers, very nice. Let’s log in. As part of the installation sensation, before we go into a full test drive we should get any updates
and drivers installed too, just to make sure everything is peachy. ‘Cause I don’t have this thing
connected to the network yet so, yeah, it definitely
wasn’t able to download any updates during the
installation process. Let’s fix that. Okay, that looks like
it’s just for ethernet. Uh-huh, what about Wi-Fi? Search for Wi-Fi, and
there it is, piece of cake. Oh! (bleep)! (laughs) Oops! That’s a problem, there
is a Wi-Fi card built into this computer, but
it is not finding it. And ethernet is not really
an option right now. So this actually might be
good timing to announce that I actually have a backup dongle now. United Way actually owned this, and while we were making the PC episode with the Windows 10 installation, he told me behind the scenes like, hey, I have this Wi-Fi dongle. Actually he mentioned that in the episode. This is the dongle, he
doesn’t need it anymore so he gave it to me and
I guess I could use it in situations like this. Now, the funny thing is though, when he brought it to
me, it was in a little, it was like wrapped up in a
napkin inside a sandwich bag. (laughs lightly) It just looked like garbage. It got thrown out, I totally missed it. So now him and I are looking for it, and one unlucky contestant had
to dig through the garbage, like an actually big bit of rubbish. And it was just sitting in the garbage bin surrounded by trash, and he fished it out. So thank you for getting that, ’cause it got thrown out by accident. That’s just amazing. Okay, tragic back story over. Let’s plug this in and see if it works. Did I miss something during the installer? Was there like a driver button
or something that I missed? Because this is bullshit! Oh! Yeah, that might be useful. (laughing) In some cases you may
gain improved performance or features from the
manufacturer’s proprietary drivers. Note that Solus product
developers cannot audit this. Yeah, that would be useful. Son of a bitch! I was like, I feel like
something is missing. The following dependencies need
to be installed to continue. Absolutely, you do your
dependencies, you do that. Okay, well, that should be
an easy fix. (laughs lightly) Oh my gosh. Bong! I’m gonna miss that startup sound, Apple is killing it off. Also, I heard that the T2
chip prevents Linux booting on newer Macs as well. So yeah, what we’re doing
may not even be possible on, for example, the newer
Mac mini which has a T2 in it. I know Apple just wants to
kinda control their brand and protect their computers
and protect the users that don’t know any better. But, son of a bitch! For the people that do wanna tinker, like that’s just kind
of a slap in the face. Am I supposed to do something here? I would say I am confused,
but that’s not anything new. Speaking of Grub, I could
go for some Ramen, yeah. I don’t know if the
asylum has Ramen though. Okey-dokey artichokey,
let’s see if this works. I could probably take that dongle out. Hopefully, we don’t need that. So yeah, there is ethernet,
don’t need that either. Let’s try “Wiffy”… it’s actually
pronounced “wy”-“fy” Ralph. You asshole! (laughs) What! Oh my gosh! I just installed the driver, did I not? (stammers) what! I thought I literally just did this. So I hit up a forum and
this person, Verbatim, has the exact same problem I have. They installed the system,
the driver thing popped up, they typed in their
password, they rebooted. Still the same issue,
no Wi-Fi is detected. That’s exactly what is happening to me. So I’m not the only one this
has happened to apparently. And to add to the coincidence even more, someone replied saying they just bought a USB dongle off the internet. Hmm, where have I heard that before? That’s the exact same thing I just did and it’s still not working. Good grief man! Well, for shits and
giggles, I wanted to try installing one of these packages
to see what it would do. I didn’t really expect it to work, because there’s no network connection, but now the Software Center is frozen. Can’t even drag the window around. Well, that’s nice, that’s really nice. These terminal windows are
really pretty by the way. Let’s just try, this keyboard
is slightly unbalanced, so it’s really noisy. Yeah, it’s trying to
fetch it, but it can’t because there’s no network connection. It’s trying to download a driver to connect to the internet, but it needs to connect to the internet
to download the driver. What am I missing here? What did I not do? I’ve done plenty of other Linux
distros and it just works. I don’t know why this one
is being such a dick tease. All right, let’s see, yup! I’m running the latest Linux
kernel 4185 release 90. So it’s not like it’s
missing something there. Again, I don’t have access to a router that I can just plug
this in through ethernet, and I can’t use my MacBook
Pro with internet sharing because it doesn’t have any ethernet port and I don’t have an ethernet adapter. Actually, there’s one other
thing I could attempt. I do have another operating
system on this computer, so let’s just do … Let’s see if we can just get the package from inside the Mac OS,
put it to a flash drive and then try installing
it inside of Solus. Text Editor, is pretty much all I need. All right, so we’re going into, I believe Mountain Lion is on here. Kind of an old OS, but oldie but goodie. Yup, that’s the Linux
installer, we will ignore that and we’ll go to Safari and
try to manually download this because the Wi-Fi works just fine on here. Well, I manually entered in the address and I’m guessing it’s
not really gonna work on Mac OS regardless, but
it give me a 404 page. This is the webpage I was
actually visiting on my phone and yes, all the links
do go to a 404 page. Which makes everything so
much easier to figure out. (laughs lightly) Okay. You’re just enjoying watching myself and you’re probably like,
you are such an idiot. Oh my gosh, this old top sites interface. Wow, yeah, very old
version of Mac OS on here. Yeah, okay, honestly none of
this stuff is much help at all and a lot of those links,
actually like all those links just go to 404 pages. So I’m just gonna have
to wait until I can get a hold of some devices, a
laptop to use internet sharing or something, just to get this thing temporarily hooked up with ethernet access to do the installations. Because doing it offline is
apparently not working so well. I guess I’ll have to come back to this. All right, who wants tacos, you? Okay, let’s get some tacos. We’ll come back to this carp later and then we’ll have some fun. (mellow guitar music) Wow, shit! Almost just knocked everything over. While I was having my tacos
I had an EpiPen, epiphany. I had an epiphany! I have this old computer laying around. Wow, it’s getting kinda dirty. Shit, I gotta clean that. I have this old computer
laying around which has internet sharing capabilities in the OS and it has an ethernet port on the back. I can just use this as the quasi-router. Okay, six in the (tapping)
power up on deck. I also tossed away that
Belkin mouse and got the gold Apple mouse back which I know people are probably gonna complain about, but I like it, it actually
tracks way more accurately than the piece of crap Belkin. We have internet, let’s see, right there. Share the connection from the Wi-Fi to computers using ethernet, turn that on. Start, okay, let’s switch
back to the other computer the Mac mini, and see if it works. Slowly shove you to the side. All right, let’s start up Solus. And if this works, everything
will be so much better. (laughs lightly) Why? It looks like we are
connected, that’s a good start. So let’s take a look
at that driver and see if we can actually install
the Broadcom driver now. Oh, and security updates available. See, when you’re connected to the internet everything is better. Look at that shit! Oh my gosh, this is all I wanted. This is all I wanted for Christmas. Actually, I’m gonna get
back to that stuff later, I’m gonna do this one first. Linux kernel imaging modules. I don’t remember two things
showing up in there before, but okay, maybe it’s
because it’s connected to the internet now, it knows what to do. See, there, now it’s actually doing shit. (laughs happily) Look at that, I managed
to save the day boy. Oh, shoot! Yeah, this software is a little weird. Like, it should have given
me a warning saying like, hey, you’re not connected to the internet. Instead of just saying
like, hey, it’s done. Restart to continue. That was just misleading,
the terminal told me though. The terminal was like,
yo you got a problem and that helped so much more. Downloading 37 of three,
well, that’s not really the kind of math I would be doing but maybe it’s just
going above and beyond. It doesn’t look like it’s doing anything. Shit! It’s not moving. Oh, you Solus Driver Management! It is just not working. Okay, let’s do those other updates first and then try that one. Please check back later,
updates are now applying. This is like the most entertaining indeterminate progress
indicator I’ve ever seen. Whoa, it’s so spiny. Software is up to date, fabulous! Now let’s try installing that
freakin’ Broadcom driver. For crying out loud, just please work. Oh, now it only shows one dependency so that might be progress. Oh, that was way quicker. Boom! Restart. Well, that doesn’t look normal. Seriously, after like all the driver and software update shit
I just literally did, it still can’t find the Wi-Fi adapter. Yeah, this is a weird
one, this is really weird. I just wanted to enjoy a pretty interface and maybe some games, maybe Plank to install dark type of thing. No, instead we’re still trying to connect this thing to Wi-Fi. Yeah, that’s great, that’s great. (bleep) this! We’re just gonna ignore it. I really don’t care anymore. Let’s just (bleep) have fun now. We’re just gonna keep the iMac
over there and install shit. So, la-la-la-la-la, go
to the Software Center. Ha-ha-ha-ha, gaming on
Solus, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. Oh my gosh! Oh, Super Tux Cart, frick yeah! Let’s just install that
for shits and giggles. I don’t think I’ve ever played this. We’ll install some stuff then
we’ll explore the system. We gotta customize it a bit right. Budgie looks pretty, so
let’s customize it up a bit. Budgie desktop settings,
let’s see what we got here. Oh, icon theme, high
contrast, high color, HiC. High Sierra. I’m just kidding. Oh, dark theme, yes please. Oh, that looks pretty, oh yeah! Bottom panel, let’s see. Applets, settings, oh,
lot’s of stuff in here. Yeah, let’s just make that thicker, just for the LOLs today. Transparency, dynamic. So does it like? Yeah, it goes opaque when
you go, maximize a window. Makes sense, yeah, let’s do that, why not. Shadow, let’s keep that shadow on there that looks pretty cool. When in dark mode the
panel will use the minimal amount of space possible, so it will like shrink into the center. Oh! Yeah, that is kinda more darkish. I’m guessing these are Applets, yup! Because here’s Raven. I’m guessing that’s what
this little sidebar thing is, and these are the Applets,
and here’s the notifications. That looks really nice, the button layout. Left, oh, now I feel
right at home with Mac OS. (laughs lightly) I don’t know if I’ve ever
done that on Linux before, except for when I use Pear OS, the buttons might have been on that side. Attach model dialogs to
windows, we saw that earlier. I’m cool with that. Desktop icons, yes. Network service, trash,
let’s put the trash on there. Now that feels like old school Mac OS. Mounted volumes, I always like having the volumes on the desktop,
although it doesn’t look like they are showing up
anywhere, but oh well. Oh yeah, speaking of trash,
let’s put this in there because we don’t need
that, and let’s put this down here so it really feels Mac-y. And it looks like for applications
we do have Rhythm Box, Firefox and other things
that rhyme with ox. Different view modes, menus,
quit, about and finals. Da-da-da-da-da (clicking). Yeah, maybe it is its own thing. Andy Hertzfeld. Wait, what? Like, the Andy Hertzfeld from Apple? Does he work on this stuff? I guess I never really paid attention to his history after he
left Apple, but shit, okay. I don’t know, is that just a coincidence? Is that the same Andy Hertzfeld? All right, well, now
we can actually browse the freakin’ internet. Let’s go to I always like to do this,
I always like to put one of my photos as the wallpaper. I have some new ones I have
not put on a website yet. I really should do that. Now this is the one that
was on the iMac earlier. I’ve used this one a few times. I really like this one, let’s do this one. Yup, let’s go to our files, let’s see what’s going on in here? Okay, so now this is showing up here. Let’s do in the background. Yeah, why not? Let’s install Google
Earth, because I don’t know what the earth looks like. And we’ll set this as our wallpaper. Bling! Nice little crust is off there,
hell yeah, little touches. There’s Plank in here. Oh, yeah, there it is. All right, well, I’ll
install that after (laughs) Google Earth does its thing. And of course, let’s get Steam on here. I did get a recommendation
for installing Steam. Linux Steam integration,
so that’s a thing. Oh yeah, Linux Steam integration, helper for enabling better
Steam integration on Linux. Well, son of a buck! Okay, we’ll do that first
and then install Steam itself and I don’t know exactly what
this package is gonna do, but we’ll test out some games, I’ll get Plank installed as well. We’ll just have some fun
and make it kinda Mac-ish. Actually if we’re gonna do that, if we’re gonna install
Plank, we should do this. So we have the dark mode, we
have the buttons on this side. Those things already make
me feel like I’m in Mac OS. But the bottom panel should
really be set to the top now. If we’re gonna put a dock down here, we might as well put this at the top and have it act like a menu bar. And just really skinny
it down, make it opaque. But yeah, having the
notification stuff over here and the notification Raven thing here. This feels a lot more like Mac OS. (keyboard popping) My Apple keyboard volume buttons
are even working just fine with cute pop sounds. Now, I know down here it
says install Google Earth. This may take some time, but
it’s been a long ass time and it’s not doing shit. Come on, I think I’ve broke it trying to install freakin’ Google Earth. Why are you being such a meany head? Yeah, I think my Linux
guy said that he just uses the terminal to install this stuff. I don’t know if he gave me a reason why, but if I had to give him a reason why it’s probably because
this is really finicky. Like you install one thing,
it grays everything else out which I guess I can understand,
but it just gets stuck. It’s just frozen trying to
do a simple installation. Yeah. That’s just stupid, it should
work a lot better than that. Come on, man! Oh, visit website. I’m gonna give it one
more try, see if it works before I resort to the terminal. Now, was that so hard Google Earth, if that is your real name? Yeah, it worked immediately
here, so go figure. And there it is, that was simple. There we go, now we
have dock, look at that. That is really cool. Keep in dock, nice. That is awesome. Theme, oh! GTK! Let’s actually make this
bigger so we can see it more. Just for the sake of
sharing with you folks. We have mate, transparent, GTK plus or default. Well, and teller hide. (laughs) I guess that’s a thing. Honestly, on Mac OS I auto-hide my dock. Docklets! Oh, so you can put the trash in there. Ooh, I like how that
moves, it’s kinda cool. Yeah, well, I don’t need you
on the desktop anymore asshole. You can just piss off over
here, I’ll remove you later. CPU monitor, that’s pretty cool. Can I drag from the menu? Oh, hell yeah! I wanna put the file
browser in, oh, I can’t. Well, okay, F you too. I’ll just do it this way, I’ll open it up, right click, keep in
dock and then hopefully, I can just drag that over
here, and let’s download Steam. Wants to extract the DEB file. No, that’s not what I need to do. I need to run the DEB file. No, you shouldn’t need to. No, (bleep) that. Hang on! Where did it even download to? You asshole, I don’t
even know where it went. I feel like this is not
what I should be doing. Instead of going to the website to do it, I should really just do it here. Downloading 29 out of 209. Oh, there’s Linux Steam
integration and there’s Steam here. I wanna open this up,
what does this actually? Okay, hang on, I wanna see this. Use native runtime, use
the intercept library. Maximize compatibility I
suppose, get that going. Look at that cancel button. Now, that is a nice cancel button. You spend months crafting
a gorgeous cancel button. Hill Donne, I spelt my
name wrong, Hill Donne. I don’t think that’s
ever happened in my life. The cool thing is they send
this stuff really quickly. Like there are some
services that are like, oh, we’ll send you a key to your email and it takes like 15
minutes just to show up and it’s like, puff! Steam is just like (snaps) done! ‘Cause they have their shit together. Oh my gosh, all these
notifications, I don’t– Oh wow, okay, I have no
idea what’s even happening. Let’s slow it down. (laughing) Oh, stop! Stop! Okay, I remember this
blue thing is new-ish. I don’t really know. Oh, there’s some unread things in there. I’m in the middle of tech video log, I guess I’ll just stay online, whatever. My go-to testing ones
are like Super Hexagon and Lost Cause, but I kinda
wanna do something different. I tried Stanley Parable
in an earlier episode but it did not wanna work,
it just won’t even launch. I think I’ve done Portal
a few times before. I don’t wanna too much Half-Life 2 stuff because I still wanna save
all of that for my potential gonna happen live broadcast
where I play Half-Life 2 again after not playing it in years. So I don’t wanna spoil anything. Garry’s Mod though, that would be fun. Well, yeah, that’s gonna install. I don’t think I can play Super
Hexagon while it’s installing ’cause it’s just gonna pause it, I think. Yeah, it’s queued.
– Super Hexagon. – Yeah, it’s queued, but whatever. We gotta do this, it’s like, access the Steam (laughs) da-da-da. Access the Steam! It’s kind of tradition that we gotta test it out at least once. I know we’re queuing Gmod, but whatever. (Super Hexagon gameplay music) Oh, that was bad, that was bad. (Super Hexagon gameplay music) Ah, sometimes it’s
harder on a bigger screen because it’s, your eyes
gotta move so much more. So change the window, yeah. Let’s see how crapy I do now! (game control tones) (Super Hexagon gameplay music) Yeah, I do worse! That’s not possible! (laughs) Asshole! (Super Hexagon gameplay music) Curse you and your catchy music! You know, (bleep) you too, I
didn’t even wanna play you. I wanna play Gmod, so we’re
gonna get back to that. I have a lot of memories of
Garry’s Mod, not good memories. Well, while that’s going let’s explore other stuff included with the system, because we haven’t really done that much. Super Tux Cart, oh, I think
I installed that earlier and I forgot about it. (laughs) Yeah, let’s do that. Uh-oh, I just I think I just
launched it like three– Oh, oh, oh! Whoa! No, no, no, no, no! No! Shit! I feel like 3,000 instances
of Super Tux Cart. It’s gonna freakin’ take over the world. No. No, no, no! Get outta here! Oh dude, it’s loading like the old Mac OS, where the icons would just pop up on the bottom of the screen. There’s probably another operating system that did that at one time too. Amanda the Panda! Now, this course looks
cool, let’s do that shit. And Garry’s Mod is done. I should probably have looked up what the controls are for this. But I’m guessing it’s probably
WSAD, or it’s the arrow keys. Okay, so the forward button. Okay, it’s the forward
button, it’s the up-arrow and then the arrow keys, okay. There’s probably other controls
that I should know about. Oh, the space bar is my horn, okay. Honk-honk, move I will lose it. The 3D actually looks pretty nice on here. Oh wait, was that banana a
power-up or was that a hazard? I really don’t know. Now I wanna play Mario Cart. I’m gonna hit the banana. No, it was a hazard, I knew it! I shouldn’t have hit the banana! (bleep) you banana! Let me grab the present, there we go. Okay, space bar! Space bar activates my power-ups. I now have a force field, bitch! Oh, somebody just exploded
over there, serves you right. I have a parachute, which
I don’t know how to use. I really don’t know how
to trigger the parachute. Is this nitrous or something? Oh, that was a bowling ball, wrong sport. That’s a different sport. Let’s just drive off the edge. Can we drive off the edge? Whoa! That brought me back to
some Mario Cart days, playing on a tiny CRT
television with a four up view so your player window was
like 320 by 240, or whatever. Tiny ass window trying to play a game. Yeah, it’s got 65 items to install. That’s probably a very small amount compared to what most of you all have. It could probably just … Oh yeah, none of my
maps are gonna show up. The performance is a little laggy, but I probably haven’t
really optimized it too much. Plus it’s still downloading
stuff in the background. I think the motion blur is on. I usually don’t even like
having motion blur on, honestly. Yeah, let’s turn that off. I love these explosive barrels, let’s make a shit ton of them. Shooting them certainly won’t
cause any problems, right? Oh! Maybe that will. It’s lagging the shit right now. While it’s doing the add-ons. Oh! Oh (bleep)! That wasn’t supposed to happen. So performance wise we
know it’s definitely not the greatest stability. It probably crashed just
because it was chocking on the performance and
it was trying to download stuff in the background. I should also probably
turn some settings down, ’cause again we’re not really
on a high end system at all. Very beautiful. Oh, so that’s my default player model. That makes a lot more sense now. (laughing) Okay, Bonzi Buddy isn’t here,
are you freakin’ kidding me? Oh my gosh, it’s been way too long. (laughing) We got Mike Claude as well. Nuclear Warfare, the redeemer. This one is a lot of fun
because you can shoot a freakin’ missile and then follow it from the missile’s point of view. You see that? That’s a lot of fun. Now, this is a really small
map to be doing this in. This is probably very
dangerous, I’m gonna hit myself. (laughing) Oh yeah, we exploded, that’s good. Let’s go to an apartment, because we can. Smaller map would probably
also perform better. Yeah, that crash earlier, I
think that was just an anomaly. I think it crashed again. Okay, maybe that wasn’t an anomaly, it’s just having some stability issues. That’s enough of that, let’s see what else is included on here. Library Office draw, Firefox, Google Earth which is grayed out ’cause it probably did not install properly. Looks like we have Library Office. Oh, partition editor,
that’s always nice to have. Oh, authentication required, absolutely. Yeah, this was fun. Once we got it actually working online, we had some fun with
this, tweak the settings made it look a little more Mac-ish. I’m pretty chill with that. Ooh, calculator! My favorite. Yeah, there were some
roadblocks in this one, but overall I’m gonna call this mostly a win, I would suppose. And I am open to suggestions about other Linux distros
you want me to try out. (electronic beep) And I just wanna thank
my Linux buddy, Kiwi. He’s kinda showing me the
ropes about this stuff. And I appreciate all of you guys. Thanks for watching. Catch the crazy and pass it on. (upbeat electronic music)

100 thoughts on “Solus Budgie Linux Installation Frustration – Krazy Ken’s Tech Misadventures

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  2. Easiest way to get Broadcom Wi-Fi working on Linux? Don't. Both the open-source and proprietary drivers are tricky to install and connections tends to be flaky.

  3. netgear and belkin wifi dongles work better with linux as the drivers are usually included with the install, broadcom however have their drivers not available for open source distribution like nvidia and intel

  4. Hey Ken, seeing how much you loved budgie, I would encourage you to try out deepin in the next video, I think you would enjoy it a lot better.

  5. If the computer has bluetooth, you might have been able to set a bluetooth hotspot on your phone and connect to the internet that way

  6. The reason the driver doesn’t work is because the Linux distro is running in live CD mode so any changes made before turning off or rebooting the computer are discarded

  7. Take the Windows Bootcamp drivers and find the WiFi driver INF file and then use Ndiswrapper and point Ndiswrapper to the INF file and allow it to install the Windows WiFi driver.

  8. That chip Apple is putting in the newer Macs is one reason why I will never buy another Apple computer again. What with that and their crusade against right to repair, Apple is a company I can no longer support anymore.

  9. apparently he did help create Nautilus (the file manager) after Apple.

  10. I'm sorry to say that I know those X140e's inside and out from working at my school repairing them over the summer. They are not very nice XD

  11. Don't want to offend you in any way, but I wouldn't try running anything except OS X and Windows 7 on any modern mac.

  12. I still love how much controversy a simple mispronunciation of a word can cause. (also, choosing Budgie is kind of ironic since it's primarily based on Gnome, the more you know)

  13. I use Solus as my daily driver most of the time, and I don't regret it. I guess Solus or any form of Linux just doesn't like mac's all that much. Cough not to mention upcoming ones Cough

  14. I've been watching since this channel was named Hildron101010, since Computer Showdown was a thing, and I still love your videos ^-^

  15. Budgie is based on GNOME 3 😉
    It is basically gnome 3 with a different shell 😛 So performance should still be slow af on those laptops
    (did ot watch whole video yet so if you point that out I shall edit this)

  16. I've used Solus OS before on Budgie. It's a good choice if you want a ton of customization options but I'm just back to using Windows 10 because I wanted to play some plays that are only available for Windows aka most steam games.

    Update: I got Solus and had it for a few days but it started bugging out on me not letting me update a certain app I use and wouldn't let me access certain websites even though my wifi is working. I'm using Pop OS and all the bugs are gone which I actually do prefer Pop OS over Solus because of it being more workable.

  17. 2:33 this same error happened to me. i guessed its because of its not etcher its now bleanaetcher. it's just speculation

  18. I tried just about every distro before settling on Solus. Yeah the installer is pretty borked… BUT it is getting a rework for the next release 🙂 2019 will be a great time for us Solus users

  19. You could've just tethered a phone to it.
    Also, buy a couple of different wifi dongles on eBay from China, I've never had any problems with any of them with Linux.

  20. I liked the 37 of 3 thing when I tried Solus. Reminded me of the Transformers comics that all stated after issue 4 that it was #>4 of a 4 issue limited series. All in all I'd choose Solus's software center over KDE's Discovery any day but in any case it's worth learning how to update via terminal.

  21. You COULD connect your smartphone and use it as a wifi card by enabling usb-tethering.
    And yeah, the terminal is your best friend in the linux/bsd world.

  22. You realize .deb only works on Debian based distros right?????? also Id recommend doing a majority of installs in the terminal on Linux like the wifi driver problem would have probably gone better if you did it in the terminal, also you should always run an update on your packages within the terminal before attempting to install anything

  23. 2:20 my school had those I wanted one so bad I almost stole mine (it wasn’t mine but they gave it to me during each session the plan was

    Step 1: wait t’ill end of school
    Step 2: wait till everyone was outside
    Step 3: put laptop in backpack
    Step 4: put my sweater in with laptop to cover suspicion
    Step 5: RUN TO BUS
    Step 6: get home
    Step 7: tell dad they let me keep it
    Step 8: FIND A CHARGER
    Step 9: school calls and I get my ass beat
    Step 10: now people call me Rudolph the red assed human

    Edit: I didn’t even get past step 1

  24. Bcm3760 chips are notoriously annoying. I had the same issue. I believe your dongle and your Apple WiFi chips are Broadcom chips.

  25. Yep, Andy Hertzfeld did help develop the file manager since Solus is based off GNOME and obviously, the file manager is Nautilus.

  26. The reason why people say your flashdrive looks like a "PC Destroyer" is because there are these things called USB Killers which are basically flashdrives but they have capacitors in them that, when it is plugged in, will change up and send the voltage back to the computer, which will fry it if there is no overvoltage protection. It just so happens that there is a version that looks exactly like the USB stick you used in this video.

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