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#3026 2014-05-25 11:05:45

woof
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Registered: 2012-06-11
Posts: 53

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Ah that happened quickly I might give wattOS another try soon in that case.

I saw this on distrowatch the other day and was intrigued. Android-x86
Since I use a netbook I guess this would run on it. No touchscreen though sad Not exactly sure why I would want it but it could be worth a look?

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#3027 2014-05-26 21:40:05

jdonaghy
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Registered: 2014-03-12
Posts: 925

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

@jdonaghy: Why did you re-install Arch? That's not the Arch Way... tongue

I didn't have a particular reason. Just sounded fun.

Now I'm installing FreeBSD.

I didn't say anything about being settled or being a pure Arch user. I don't know where you got that... tongue

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#3028 2014-05-27 09:57:18

jdonaghy
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

FreeBSD is fabulous. Easy to set up. Idling at 54 MB with the Nvidia driver. Fair enough. smile

Going to stick with this for a while and see if I can learn something.


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#3029 2014-05-27 10:01:06

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

@jdonaghy --- you know GhostBSD makes more sense, it's far lighter: get hopping big_smile
EDIT: typo sad

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#3030 2014-05-27 10:06:07

jdonaghy
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Lol. Is it really? I'll have to give it a download. I like the small size of OpenBSD's ISO, too. Wish it had a USB stick image, though. Gotta make one. FreeBSD is pretty nice. Just dropped me at a base system, and I installed evilwm.

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#3031 2014-05-27 10:14:18

Head_on_a_Stick
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Posts: 4,797

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Yeah I thought so; you should include a screenfetch or similar in your shots so we can tell wink
BSD doesn't support my hardware unfortunately sad

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#3032 2014-05-27 10:35:11

photonucleon
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Registered: 2013-06-10
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Well, I found elementary OS, and it does look lovely. The music app is sooooooo nice. But elementary is so, so non-customisable. I know I'm going to end up breaking it like I broke Ubuntu (so many times).


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#3033 2014-05-27 10:45:51

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

photonucleon wrote:

Well, I found elementary OS, and it does look lovely. The music app is sooooooo nice. But elementary is so, so non-customisable. I know I'm going to end up breaking it like I broke Ubuntu (so many times).

Yeah I've just borked my Lubuntu installation --- set up wireless via /etc/network/interfaces (I don't like network manager) purged the display manager 'cos I like running ~/.xinitrc (with DWM) instead then I had to purge the bloody plymouth bootsplash thingy; now it won't boot...
I just use it's bootloader to start #! in EFI-mode now; I have to edit the grub.cfg file manually every time the kernel changes big_smile

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#3034 2014-05-27 10:52:15

Alad
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Registered: 2014-02-20
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

BSD doesn't support my hardware unfortunately

Same here, at least for GPU (Intel HD, AMD HD). Looks like FreeBSD only supports nvidia cards properly.

to purge the bloody plymouth bootsplash thingy; now it won't boot...

Yeah, in Ubuntu the whole system depends on plymouth.

apt-get purge plymouth
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 167 to remove

Those include the kernel. roll

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#3035 2014-05-27 10:55:00

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^ LMAO That explains it then, thanks Alad big_smile
EDIT: didn't like it anyway...

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#3036 2014-05-27 15:19:23

servingwater
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Registered: 2009-02-28
Posts: 466

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

jdonaghy wrote:

Lol. Is it really? I'll have to give it a download. I like the small size of OpenBSD's ISO, too. Wish it had a USB stick image, though. Gotta make one. FreeBSD is pretty nice. Just dropped me at a base system, and I installed evilwm.


OpenBSD has an USB image already.

http://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/5.5/ … stall55.fs  wink

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#3037 2014-05-27 15:30:40

chameleon
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From: Luxembourg
Registered: 2009-01-13
Posts: 719
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

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#3038 2014-05-27 18:13:40

jdonaghy
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Registered: 2014-03-12
Posts: 925

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

servingwater wrote:

OpenBSD has an USB image already.

http://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/5.5/ … stall55.fs  wink

Thanks! Didn't see that. There I go looking silly, again.

Unfortunately, my old flash drive finally fizzled out. And I have no CD's. Sooo. No hopping for me, for the time being.


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#3039 2014-05-27 18:54:47

tawnypigeon
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Registered: 2014-05-27
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

First post here. I've been loving Crunchbang running on Sid for the past few months, but when I ballsed something up I decided to try a dedicated Sid distro, assuming it would be less faff to get running.

First I install LinuxBBQ's Sidbang, but got frustrated with their modifications to fit their *nix "philosophy", and felt it wasn't in the true spirit of Crunchbang (Just Work, and stay out of the way, while allowing for complete customisability).
Then tried Siduction LXQt, but I prefer vanilla openbox. However it'll be great when the various Qt components are mature enough to play with as a replacement to Crunchbang's GTK+ setup.
Next up was Semplice, which in theory is right up my alley, but I still didn't feel at home. It really annoyed me that every action seems to have an "are you sure?" nanny dialogue.
Finally, I'm back on Crunchbang upgraded to Sid, and I'm here to stay.
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#3040 2014-05-27 20:10:33

Sector11
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From: SR11 Cockpit
Registered: 2010-05-05
Posts: 15,667
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

tawnypigeon wrote:

Finally, I'm back on Crunchbang upgraded to Sid, and I'm here to stay. smile

WOW! Quite the trip ... may I make a couple of suggestions as a #! SID user:

get apt-listbugs apt-rdepends

Some help via aliases:

alias up2='sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade --no-install-recommends'
alias sup2='sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade --no-install-recommends --simulate'

alias get='sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends'
alias sget='sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends --simulate'

## thanks to Jelloir for starting these
alias hld='sudo apt-mark hold'
alias unhld='sudo apt-mark unhold'

If something has a problems that shows up with "apt-listbugs" put it on hold and continue on as does grub these days.

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#3041 2014-05-29 01:16:25

Alad
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Registered: 2014-02-20
Posts: 1,512

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Moved my main install to Arch i3. Liking it so far, let's see how long it will last.  O:)

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#3042 2014-05-29 01:32:45

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Registered: 2013-09-03
Posts: 2,256

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Wow, welcome to the Arch i3 club, are you using it with one or 2 monitors? I decided to go awesome on my new Arch install on my desktop myself.

My archbook is the one with the i3 WM tongue

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#3043 2014-05-29 02:58:21

Alad
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Registered: 2014-02-20
Posts: 1,512

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

One monitor; I used to have an extra CRT but my eyes got used to LCD, so I gave it to charity. 8o And while the tiling+workspace approach is great, I now wish I had some more space on my 15".  8)

edit: tabs FTW.

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#3044 2014-05-29 07:27:18

chameleon
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From: Luxembourg
Registered: 2009-01-13
Posts: 719
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Antergos

Screenshot_from_2014_05_29_00_25_42.jpg

Screenshot_from_2014_05_29_01_15_45.jpg#

EDIT:Oops...these should have been in the screenshots thread  big_smile

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#3045 2014-06-03 20:48:57

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Registered: 2013-09-30
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

so i was _finally_ able to successfully install arch on real UEFI hardware, not just in virtualbox, this past week. honestly, i have learned more about "how linux works" this week than i did in the past year. even though i'm only a week in, i can already see the "double edged sword" in using it. it's pretty much a no-go for casual computer users, but for enthusiasts it's been a wonderful/infuriating and enlightening experience. i will definitely keep debian (#!) on my work machine -- stability -- but i think i might keep arch on my dev machine for a while and see how much further i can push myself.

i don't want to spark the debate again, but i kinda' like systemd. it's very logically setup, and using it has been a breeze. i was worried it was going to be difficult to get coming from debian, but i was much easier to handle than i expected.


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#3046 2014-06-03 22:02:24

jdonaghy
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Registered: 2014-03-12
Posts: 925

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Congrats ^

Now that you have it set up, I'm sure you'll find it a breeze to maintain. Personally, I find Arch no more difficult to manage than Debian on a day-to-day basis. In fact, installation never posed any problems for me. But, then again, I never had to install Arch on UEFI hardware. In any case, pacman is beautiful.

Have fun! smile

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#3047 2014-06-05 10:27:14

jdonaghy
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Registered: 2014-03-12
Posts: 925

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Downloading Crux 3.1-RC2

You better believe I am.


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#3048 2014-06-05 13:11:55

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

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

photonucleon wrote:

Well, I found elementary OS, and it does look lovely. The music app is sooooooo nice. But elementary is so, so non-customisable. I know I'm going to end up breaking it like I broke Ubuntu (so many times).

ElementaryOS has the only workspace switcher that lets me switch a vmplayer guest, dual head/fullscreen, by using the hot corner.
All others require me to return control back to the host before I can switch.
-Hinto


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

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#3049 2014-06-06 04:43:30

CSCoder4ever
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Registered: 2013-09-03
Posts: 2,256

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Looks like I'll be throwing Lubuntu on my desktop, as my #! install had been long borked and bad AMD experiences ( beta drivers.. ) in Arch Linux. I know I can throw crunchbang in here, but I'm feeling lazy right now if ya know what I mean lol

Moral of the story: if you want to use something that isn't a *buntu and want some decent drivers, go Nvidia. 8o

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#3050 2014-06-06 05:51:22

jdonaghy
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Registered: 2014-03-12
Posts: 925

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Elementary is fairly lightweight, correct? I've been thinking of checking it out for the DE.


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