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#3576 2015-07-06 03:59:57

jdonaghy
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Registered: 2014-03-12
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^ It is wonderful, isn't it? My favorite system, right now. Simple and elegant, you might say.


"If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life."
    --Bill Watterson

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#3577 2015-07-06 07:25:21

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Registered: 2014-01-21
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^ *nods enthusiastically*

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#3578 2015-07-07 01:09:55

Wrobat
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Registered: 2010-10-10
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

BSD has been tempting me but I haven't done it yet. I think I may temp this one the next time I have a rainy day.


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#3579 2015-07-08 15:45:36

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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

It's the first BSD variant that has fully supported all my hardware -- my wireless works and my HD4600 even has native backlight control!

Have you tried NetBSD, by any chance? I haven't.


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#3580 2015-07-08 17:47:20

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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

jdonaghy wrote:

Have you tried NetBSD, by any chance?

Not yet, but apparently anything will run that so I may give it a whirl soon.

I am definitely loving the BSDs; things like using sysctl to interface with the hardware rather than exposing it through a virtual filesystem just makes more sense to me. Also, the init system is *beautiful* smile

And the man pages -- wow!
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#3581 2015-07-10 21:31:54

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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Debian-based: dwmX, i3Xsmile

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#3582 2015-07-10 22:44:40

smacz
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Registered: 2014-12-09
Posts: 250

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

I've read alot that sysadmins love using the BSD variants for servers - partly because of that init system - but it sounds like it's can be a great desktop too. Congrats on making it work @HoaS

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#3583 2015-07-11 05:53:15

vrkalak
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Registered: 2009-09-14
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

I am using Anti-X 15 (2015.06) version with Fluxbox.   cool


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#3584 2015-07-11 09:23:14

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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

vrkalak wrote:

I am using Anti-X 15 (2015.06) version with Fluxbox.   cool

I had planned to add AntiX 15 to one of two new USB Collections to be released in a week or so.

Unfortunately, AntiX (like Mageia) is one of those rare Linux distros that I just cannot get to work using YUMI USB Multiboot software.

The next 32-bit USB Multiboot collection has now been selected.

http://www.gooplusplus.com/multiboot-20 … blinks.htm

A 64-bit collection will be released a few weeks later.

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#3585 2015-07-14 06:09:32

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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

GhostBSD 10.something-beta-whatever release. Really nice theming. This is a much better choice for budding BSD'ers than PC-BSD (sorry guys but strip it down, make it based on pkg and compatible with ports). Of course, spins with small teams are always going to be less solid than proper OS/distributions but you could have a lot of fun with this.

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#3586 2015-07-19 09:12:30

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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

After the end of Crunchbang i barely hopped from OS to OS, in most cases i did some extremely short hops (a day)... but still ; Arch linux, Antergos, Manjaro, Android X86,  Haiku OS, Chromium OS,  Archbang, and one of the BSD (free or open, i am not not sure anymore).

I realy like pure ARCH and i ran it for many months, reinstalled it more than once to, just for fun. Eventually i end up 'fidling' it to pieces, or i lose trust in it for many reasons... The main one being me not wanting to check the system from top to bottom every-time something might not be what it has to be.

BSD was  a realy short hop just because i wanted to get into X to then abandon all hope with the drivers... which migh have been solved by now because of all the desktop OS attempts being made while using the BSD core.

and now im literraly using #! again, even though its begining to age.

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#3587 2015-07-19 12:34:49

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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Why not distro-hop over to Bunsen?  With corenominal's blessing we are even using #! the forums.


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#3588 2015-08-02 06:20:06

pingu
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Registered: 2014-12-05
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

I gave up on the OpenBsd because I was missing Gentoo, and I had the idea of making it a server for the portage tree for my two other computers (I could do that from bsd though).

Also, I had to try something else because I was haivng too much seg faults from the kernel and I didn't know how to configure it. It's an old computer, core2duo, which seems to be buggy( http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/7909 … er-alleges ).

At first I was getting segmentation faults when using rsync , and compiling with -j3.
It turns out one of the there was some smp driver in the kernel that was only for "new" cpu`s. I don't remember exactly what was the change, but now it all works very well (I'm actually quite surprised; I thought the hardware was just completely dead).
(specs and pstree)

 ________________________________________ 
/ Linux gen2 4.0.5-gentoo #3 SMP Sat Aug \
| 1 12:47:38 BRT 2015 x86_64 Intel(R)    |
| Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz      |
\ GenuineIntel GNU/Linux                 /
 ---------------------------------------- 
        \   ^__^
         \  (oo)\_______
            (__)\       )\/\
                ||----w |
                ||     ||

init─┬─6*[agetty]
     ├─cron
     ├─dhcpcd
     ├─rsync
     ├─rsyslogd─┬─{in:imklog}
     │          ├─{in:imuxsock}
     │          └─{rs:main Q:Reg}
     ├─sshd─┬─sshd───sshd───bash───pstree
     │      └─sshd───sshd───sftp-server
     └─systemd-udevd

I didnt' know rsync servers were so easy to configure... for home use I guess there's no problem.
I'm using it to get the gentoo portage tree and store files I send files to a folder in /home.
I'd send a scerenshot but it's got no screen. .. roll

edit: because pstree is cool. cool

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#3589 2015-08-04 16:44:10

pingu
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Registered: 2014-12-05
Posts: 367

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

v0xBqYwm.jpg

I've been putting my "server" to good use now with an extra (old) dvdrw I attached to the empty ide slot.
big_smile

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#3590 2015-08-09 06:18:41

Temetka
#! CrunchBanger
From: California
Registered: 2014-08-25
Posts: 179

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

People still use machines with IDE interfaces???

I kid, I kid.

Nice scrot there.

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#3591 2015-09-08 20:17:25

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

Hi Bunsen Crunchy people,
I have a new Debian 'distrolette' i3live;

Features;
Debian Sid+Liquorix kernel
i3 4.10.4
spaceFM 1.0.3 rolling
ranger 1.7.1
rofi
sublime text 3
redshift
binary clock
glances
ceni network configuration
base16 grayscale + electro7 colours

2015_09_08_173353_1920x1080_scrot.jpg

you can try the live cd @ sourceforge;
https://sourceforge.net/projects/i3live/

all feedback most welcome and keep up the great work on BunsenLabs  cool

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#3592 2015-09-09 13:15:26

ratcheer
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From: central Alabama
Registered: 2013-07-23
Posts: 338

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

I think I may be cured. I've had the same two distros on my PC for over a year, now: Arch and openSUSE.

Tim

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#3593 2015-09-09 16:02:48

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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Good Stuff!  wink

BTW: DistroHoppers are never cured ... they just go down into the basement to hop where no one can see them.


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#3594 2015-09-09 18:38:25

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Registered: 2008-12-04
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

ratcheer wrote:

I think I may be cured...

Hey Tim, I think Sector11 may be right. No distrohopper is ever really cured.

The first time I used any distro for over a year it was CrunchBang. I thought I was cured. What really happened is, I started hopping around less, but did not stop. There was also a change in how I went about trying things out. Virtualbox became my friend.

I don't hop anywhere near like I used to but I still get the itch to try things out, and occasionally that leads to replacing my main system. I may run something for over a year now, but sooner or later the urge to run one of these Virtualbox experiments full time becomes too hard to resist.

At the moment I'm fiddling with a couple of different flavours of Debian Sid. Just deciding the little details of what set up I like best before replacing Linux Mint Cinnamon, which I like very much but have been running long enough that I feel like a change.

Oh, and Tim, I have to tell you, every time I see the name ratcheer I get this silly Disney-ish cartoon image in my head of happy dancing rats.


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#3595 2015-09-09 19:41:48

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

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Apropos openSUSE, I really wanted to like it enough to run as my main distro, but inevitably there was always something that didn't work the way I preferred. Manjaro Linux has been my primary distro for several months on both my desk- and laptop PCs and I prefer the community Cinnamon DE version.

Like Anaconda, I use VB for testing new versions of distros. It's much easier than installing and tweaking a distro on metal. BunsenLabs is the only distro that I'm currently running on VB and I like it even better than #!. I've never seen a distro boot and work as fast on VB! Consequently, I'm sorely tempted to install and run it next to Manjaro on my PCs. cool


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#3596 2015-09-09 20:13:05

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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^ I double-dog dare you!  Check my sig ... it's out!


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#3597 2015-09-09 20:41:42

jdonaghy
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

RC1? OH MY! EARLY CHRISTMAS!

(Walk like an Egyptian)

Downloading now.


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#3598 2015-09-09 21:24:35

ratcheer
#! Junkie
From: central Alabama
Registered: 2013-07-23
Posts: 338

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Anaconda wrote:

Oh, and Tim, I have to tell you, every time I see the name ratcheer I get this silly Disney-ish cartoon image in my head of happy dancing rats.

smile  It is Southern for, "right here".

Tim

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#3599 2015-09-09 21:28:57

ratcheer
#! Junkie
From: central Alabama
Registered: 2013-07-23
Posts: 338

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

g33zr wrote:

Apropos openSUSE, I really wanted to like it enough to run as my main distro, but inevitably there was always something that didn't work the way I preferred.

It is my "kitchen sink" system. I only use it when I need to use Flash or to print something (my printer requires a proprietary 32-bit driver). I basically hate it, but it does some things I need to do, without trashing up my Arch system. I rarely even boot it, anymore.

Tim

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#3600 2015-09-09 22:36:50

Sector11
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

ratcheer wrote:

smile  It is Southern for, "right here".

Now that's cool

Kid's here say:  Toyaca = Estoy aca (I'm here)

English is crazy, I remember a cabbie telling my mom (jokingly) "Lady, make up your mind!" when she said, "Turn left right here!"  smile


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