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#2501 2013-06-29 19:20:48

Anaconda
crypto-anarchist
From: Vancouver Canada
Registered: 2008-12-04
Posts: 437

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

@intoCB  Have you tried AVLinux? Debian based non-clunkiness built in. cool
They released an updated version about 3 or 4 weeks ago.
http://www.bandshed.net/AVLinux.html


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#2502 2013-06-29 20:49:47

DebianJoe
#! Code Whisperer
From: The Bleeding Edge
Registered: 2013-03-13
Posts: 1,207
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Back on Debian Sid Netinst again.

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#2503 2013-06-29 22:23:12

hinto
#! Windbag
From: Cary, NC
Registered: 2010-12-08
Posts: 1,487

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

I gave OpenSUSE a spin again. (12.3).  It wouldn't run live on my laptop (Acer/ATI graphics).  It would hang on booting.  I did install it on my desktop, but Yast baffled me.  I just wanted to install VMPlayer, but while tracking down the needed dependencies (in Yast) I managed to lose network connectivity.  I quicky re-imaged it.  I read a sig one time that said "An operating system must operate".  I've either become soft with Debian/apt or just soft in the head wink
-Hinto


"Sometimes I wish I hadn't taken the red pill" -Me

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#2504 2013-06-29 22:45:19

Eren
#! Die Hard
From: Black Mesa
Registered: 2009-07-27
Posts: 830

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

@Digit, Welcome. You don't need a tool, chroot is enough with those packages if you know what I mean. You can simply bootstrap debian packages with debootstrap, then chroot your debian folder you just create, install and configure whatever you want, then compress your environment with mksquashfs (squashfs-tools), then make a bootloader with syslinux for your environment and last create your live cd with genisoimage. Simple, working and everybody can do this.

@Nebucatnetzer, Hey thanks a lot, I'm honored. You can change update interval from .conky config files. This will help too.

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#2505 2013-06-30 05:17:20

intoCB
Scatweasel
Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Anaconda wrote:

@intoCB  Have you tried AVLinux? Debian based non-clunkiness built in. cool
They released an updated version about 3 or 4 weeks ago.
http://www.bandshed.net/AVLinux.html

Good tip. Will give that a spin. I'm using Ubuntu Studio to discover software that I then install in Debian.

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#2506 2013-06-30 10:35:05

GekkoP
#! Junkie
From: Vicenza (Italy)
Registered: 2013-06-17
Posts: 297
Website

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

10 years ago, while still a Windows user, I put Slackware on my old laptop. I guess it all started there.
It took three years to leave Windows behind from that Slackware day, just to jump on Ubuntu. For a while, only Ubuntu. No more dual boot, no more Windows. I tried Fedora for a couple of months with XFCE, but rpm didn't satisfy me. Back to Ubuntu, then, but soon tired again. So I moved to Mint. XFCE for starters and then Cinnamon. Latest Mint had too many problems on my Inspiron, so I moved to #! and that's it. Now I'm at peace.
The old laptop that once had Slackware on it now has Trisquel, but I'm planning to put #!. Also, I got a media server with Ubuntu 12.04, soon to be moved to #!.

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#2507 2013-06-30 18:54:00

anonymous
The Mystery Member
Registered: 2008-11-29
Posts: 9,419

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Why did you leave Slackware?

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#2508 2013-07-01 04:26:59

GekkoP
#! Junkie
From: Vicenza (Italy)
Registered: 2013-06-17
Posts: 297
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

I still was a newbie used to Windows.

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#2509 2013-07-01 04:32:59

anonymous
The Mystery Member
Registered: 2008-11-29
Posts: 9,419

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

No I mean why did you switch from Slackware to Ubuntu?

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#2510 2013-07-01 04:37:51

GekkoP
#! Junkie
From: Vicenza (Italy)
Registered: 2013-06-17
Posts: 297
Website

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Cause of the newbie thing, Ubuntu was easier for me.

Last edited by GekkoP (2013-07-01 18:22:45)

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#2511 2013-07-01 17:50:50

intoCB
Scatweasel
Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

GekkoP wrote:

Cause of the newbie thing, Ubuntu was easier for me.

There. Fixed that for you.

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#2512 2013-07-01 17:57:01

VastOne
#! Ranger
From: V-Ger
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,165
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^ English major?  Perhaps the native language is not English... (Italy)


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#2513 2013-07-01 18:05:14

junkie
#! Junkie
Registered: 2012-05-04
Posts: 370

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

I ain't much of a fan of the Ubuntu now but that was my step after Slackware too. Really enjoyed it at the time. My favorite thing about Debian was all the cool software I learned about because  I was able to set it up quickly. Still love the slacks but still using Debian.

edit: and the Debian community of course.

Been playing with Linixbbq "enough" this week. Quite hooked.

Slackware is like a chastity belt and starts to feel cob Webby after a couple of years. I love it but after you build it up, it's hard to convince yourself to hop around.. I can get my system up in a day with Debian.

Distro hop like a boss.

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#2514 2013-07-01 18:09:19

intoCB
Scatweasel
Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

It wasn't meant to be critical. Just pointing out the correct version. "There. Fixed that for you" has always struck me as good natured.

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#2515 2013-07-01 18:19:45

GekkoP
#! Junkie
From: Vicenza (Italy)
Registered: 2013-06-17
Posts: 297
Website

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Thank you. My English is not that good, sorry.  smile

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#2516 2013-07-01 18:25:28

VastOne
#! Ranger
From: V-Ger
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,165
Website

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^ No worries mate... it was good for me...


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#2517 2013-07-01 18:41:08

intoCB
Scatweasel
Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Don't apologise. I work surrounded by 100% non-native English speakers. Your English is fine. I just wanted to help you to learn.

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#2518 2013-07-01 20:33:55

JWJones
#! Member
From: Cascadia
Registered: 2009-02-23
Posts: 65

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

junkie wrote:

Slackware is like a chastity belt and starts to feel cob Webby after a couple of years. I love it but after you build it up, it's hard to convince yourself to hop around..

Ain't that the truth! I have two desktop machines at work that serve as Linux experimentation boxes. One is now dedicated to Slackware 14, as I have it set up exactly how I want it, and don't want to compromise that, while the other box serves as the distro-hopper. It's currently running siduction 13.1.0 LXDE, which I'm liking very much.

I'm also running LinuxBBQ "Enough" on my ThinkPad T61, along with #!. Quite hooked, too.

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#2519 2013-07-19 14:33:00

g33zr
#! Die Hard
From: Never Never Land
Registered: 2013-02-19
Posts: 635

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

I'm quite content with #!, but until I find a decent previously owned desktop for HDD installs, I'm currently distrohopping with VB and USB sticks -- currently Debian, Knoppix, Manjaro (Openox and Xfce), and SolydX.  8)


It's never too late to learn something new! wink

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#2520 2013-07-19 21:09:20

chameleon
UK #! Guy
From: Luxembourg
Registered: 2009-01-13
Posts: 719
Website

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Anyone tried Void Linux?
http://www.voidlinux.eu/
Looks interesting...would be great to get some feedback...

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#2521 2013-07-20 01:12:21

machinebacon
#! unstable
From: China
Registered: 2009-07-02
Posts: 6,826
Website

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Thanks chameleon, finally a cool distro! No kidding, I love the approach and idea. Really cool.


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#2522 2013-07-20 04:28:04

anonymous
The Mystery Member
Registered: 2008-11-29
Posts: 9,419

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Its refreshing to see a new independent distro instead of the 1000th Ubuntu/Debian distrolet big_smile

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#2523 2013-07-20 20:33:15

pidsley
Window Mangler
Registered: 2012-05-23
Posts: 1,752

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

chameleon wrote:

Anyone tried Void Linux?
http://www.voidlinux.eu/
Looks interesting...would be great to get some feedback...

It's pretty sweet. Pure systemd, rolling release, with its own binary package manager and a 3.9.6 kernel. Not simple to get installed and configured, but not as complex as Gentoo or CRUX. The developer is on IRC if you have questions.

A minimal X install running cwm and three xterm windows, using 32M memory:

2013_07_20_132645_1280x1024_scrot.jpg

Last edited by pidsley (2013-07-20 20:34:49)

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#2524 2013-07-20 20:42:48

chameleon
UK #! Guy
From: Luxembourg
Registered: 2009-01-13
Posts: 719
Website

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

@pidsley
Thanks for the feedback...I might give it a try.

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#2525 2013-07-20 21:01:05

DebianJoe
#! Code Whisperer
From: The Bleeding Edge
Registered: 2013-03-13
Posts: 1,207
Website

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

@ Pidsley.  That's the first distro that's looked interesting in a while.  I might have to try it.

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