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The disk has to have it's files stem be created in GPT for booting in EFI to work. If the file system is still legacy DOS, then it probably will error out.
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RAMChYLD Wrote:The disk has to have it's files stem be created in GPT for booting in EFI to work. If the file system is still legacy DOS, then it probably will error out.
Interesting. My research was quick, and I assumed if the Kubuntu installer partitioner runs while booted in EFI mode, it would create them as GPT rather than DOS, even if done manually like I did. Perhaps I should have used GParted before installing Kubuntu as that program is more likely to partition the drive as GPT and make the EFI partition actually bootable.

In the end though, it's no big deal at present. I was just annoyed that the Installer ignored my bootloader choice which lead to what I described above. After the test is done, I can safely delete the "ubuntu" folder in Lilly's EFI partition and rEFInd will start automatically again and if I do choose to make Lilly's Win8 partition one for Linux, I would have to install under Legacy mode to prevent the EFI bootloader from getting re-installed.
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Here it is, the first test run of Kubuntu and Lilly. Oddly, Kubuntu lists her Core i5-2415m as four cores rather than two, but I read somewhere that programs sometimes list individual threads as cores. So I guess it's two cores with two threads each?

Anyway, Kubuntu runs great. It's not PCLinuxOS, but it is KDE and it can fit in with the others easily. If PCLinuxOS had a way of automatically installing the Broadcom firmware like Kubuntu does, then I would use that.

Anyway... off to run another full install test in Legacy mode.
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Hmm... I can't get any EFI LiveCD to boot in Legacy mode. I keep getting ISOLinux checksum errors even though the discs run fine in EFI mode.

I'm starting to rethink this. Maybe make Lilly the Media Mac and have Audrey be creative? Audrey is slower but that was under Windows 8. Perhaps Linux would help speed things up? I don't have to reinstall since PCLinuxOS already runs fine.

I can never keep a computer setup stable for at least two months it seems. Sad I'm worried if I go with my plan to install Kubuntu on Lilly, Grub will take over the system and I won't be able to boot into either Windows or OSX again!

Guess I'll do the swap. It will probably change in another two months. >.<
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I have been exploring the various video editors in Linux, namely LiVES, KDEnlive, and Flowblade. They are perfectly fine for basic videos, but for YouTube Poop, they are far too limited in their effects. LiVES couldn't open my DivX AVI files, and KDEnlive/Flowblade could change the clip speed or reverse, but it doesn't do the same with audio.

I also tried Cinelerra, which looks very promising, but as with LiVES, it can't open my DivX AVI files. I read that Cinelerra works best with uncompressed video files, and nearly all of my videos are DivX or some other compressed format.

My next bet is to just run my Adobe programs under a VM, but Vista won't do. Takes up too much RAM. Either Windows 2000 or XP. I have XP somewhere... I misplaced it. Audrey has AMD-V, and it might not be the best way to get things done, but in the end Adobe Premiere 2.0 will have to do until KDEnlive or Flowblade match up in terms of effects.
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Can't you just use AVIDemux to create uncompressed versions of the videos before using them?
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RAMChYLD Wrote:Can't you just use AVIDemux to create uncompressed versions of the videos before using them?

Or Handbrake for that matter.
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RAMChYLD Wrote:Can't you just use AVIDemux to create uncompressed versions of the videos before using them?

Or Handbrake for that matter.
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I prefer to work with the videos how they are, and all previous editing software has provided me that convenience. If I were to uncompress several videos before making a YTP, it would take up loads of disk space because YTP uses multiple videos for content. Some of my more recent creations use around 10 to 15 separate source files alone and having to convert each one before editing sounds very cumbersome and would already add to the lengthy production process. Not to mention the high memory use each uncompressed file will end up using during render time.

KDEnlive is the most promising editor out of the lot. If they were just to add the ability to speed up/slow down/reverse clips with audio to match, then it would be perfect. At present, it only applies the effect to the video track.

Apologies if I appear stubborn, but I just want a way to edit videos using existing source material, and not having to resort to file conversions before each production. KDEnlive basically provides that but without advanced effects, it's no good for YTP.
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Question:
In the Task Manager, what do the numbers in the "Memory" column represents? Why do Chrome and Firefox, and probably other web browsers as well, have relatively high numbers in this column?
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Blackberry Bun Wrote:Question:
In the Task Manager, what do the numbers in the "Memory" column represents? Why do Chrome and Firefox, and probably other web browsers as well, have relatively high numbers in this column?
If I am not mistaken, those numbers are the amount of memory that the program is using, expressed in kilobytes. For example, if Firefox/Chrome use 600MB of RAM, the number would show up in the column as "600,000K". What I don't really know is if that is the amount of physical ram Firefox/Chrome are using or whether its the total amount of RAM usage between the physical RAM and the system page file.

I learned that using certain browser extensions like AdBlock can really inflate the memory usage of web browsers.
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There is an extension called µBlock (pronounced MicroBlock, I think) that functions as an adblocker but also blocks other things too. And it's light on resources too. Smile I have yet to use it myself, but others do recommend it.
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