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#1 2015-10-01 23:51:02

photonucleon
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Distro-hoppers anonymous

I feel like this thread should be carried over into the BL forums!

Original thread here: http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=5729&p=1
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My distrohopping story:

I started with Ubuntu 11.04. Goodness, that was a while back now. Of course, then I started cycling through the buntus. Lubuntu. Xubuntu. Ubuntu GNOME. Kubuntu. I needed a light distro for my ancient laptop at the time, so I tried Puppy Linux briefly, TinyCore Linux (that was/is fun), and then I discovered #!. Eventually Waldorf became my go-to distro, and to it I attribute the largest proportion of my Linux learning experience to date, but during that time I also experimented with Ubuntu MATE (nice), vanilla Jessie, a long spell with elementaryOS, and also Void Linux (that was very fun, very neat... and very fast! I should try an SSD install of that at some point). I've even been known to spend a little time at the BBQ.

Having just swapped out my HDD for a brand new SSD, I only have room for one distro right now, and of course that is BunsenLabs. However, my old HDD sits in a USB enclosure, and still happily boots over USB, so I'm sure my distrohopping days are far from over.

I'll be sticking with Bunsen through it all, though. And I'll keep you posted the next time I go on a particularly interesting distrohop!


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#2 2015-10-02 00:06:08

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Semplice is very nice.
It has a DE call vera and uses OpenBox.
-Hinto

#3 2015-10-05 20:36:55

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Good to see the old distro-hoppers "anonymous" back :-)
i was using linux mint, after #! now i hopped to Bunsenlabs.
mint with xfce is nice and fast but not as clean as bunsenlabs.
I did like the Whisker menu, which i plan to keep using.

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#4 2015-10-06 03:39:57

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Should the mods combine the two hopping threads?
https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=146

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#5 2015-10-06 05:36:07

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Wondered that myself when this one appeared, if the mods decide to, I think this thread takes priority, owing to the #! history and link back.


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#6 2015-10-06 05:56:52

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

hinto wrote:

Semplice is very nice.
It has a DE call vera and uses OpenBox.
-Hinto

I wasn't able to boot it the last time I installed it in VirtualBox. I guess the images are still on Kernel 4.0 and it didn't played well with VB 4. I guess I should give it a go now VB5 is around. As a live iso it was very interesting. It's quite unique.

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#7 2015-10-06 06:53:21

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

nore wrote:

Should the mods combine the two hopping threads?
https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=146

In that thread, the OP is asking a specific question about setting up a Gentoo system.

@Bearded_Blunder -- perhaps you should change the title of your thread to more accurately reflect this.


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#8 2015-10-09 19:03:05

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Anybody running Solus/Budgie on VB?


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#9 2015-10-10 01:56:03

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Using BL as my main distro on both my desktop and AAO522 netbook now and couldnt be happier with it big_smile

I put sparky gameover version 4 on my desktop but im really out of my depth with testing. First update thru synaptic gave me around 800mb of updates and broke my x and all i could do was reinstall it, now im too scared to update it.

On my netbook ive installed antix and its looking pretty. Fluxbox is new to me. First impression it seems to have more eyecandy than openbox, also seems a little slower on my netbook than BL. When installing it offered the choice of repository so I chose Jessie. Apparently this latest release is the first to offer anything but testing so good timing on my part to try it at this version.

Also have Androidx86 on the netbook just for the novelty. A touchscreen netbook would be nice for this but still quite useable with the mouse, just takes some getting used to. I dont know why they use the old grub but it never finds any other distros so a bit of messing around for me to get that sorted.

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#10 2015-10-10 02:12:12

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

We should have this thread re-named: "Distro-hoppers unanimous" - because there is nothing anonymous about it. wink


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#11 2015-10-10 11:26:50

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

woof wrote:

I put sparky gameover version 4 on my desktop but im really out of my depth with testing. First update thru synaptic gave me around 800mb of updates and broke my x and all i could do was reinstall it, now im too scared to update it.

I always wondered about those testing-based distributions.

It's not a good idea to use Synaptic to update in testing/unstable -- the command-line is your friend!

woof wrote:

Also have Androidx86 on the netbook

I had that running on a laptop for a while and it was fun but surprisingly slow.

It is possible to start it with Debian's GRUB in a multiboot system if you rename the kernel image and write a custom menu entry.


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#12 2015-10-11 20:42:28

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Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
woof wrote:

I put sparky gameover version 4 on my desktop but im really out of my depth with testing. First update thru synaptic gave me around 800mb of updates and broke my x and all i could do was reinstall it, now im too scared to update it.

I always wondered about those testing-based distributions.

It's not a good idea to use Synaptic to update in testing/unstable -- the command-line is your friend!

And for such big upgrades like that better stay away from X too.

Also for important-critical ones like drivers, kernels, etc... it's a good idea stay away from the X server. Just like smxi does for a good reason.

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#13 2015-10-11 21:24:02

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

I always wondered about those testing-based distributions.

It's not a good idea to use Synaptic to update in testing/unstable -- the command-line is your friend!

For Debian Testing-based distros, I have always used aptitude instead of apt or synaptic. I think it's actually the official Debian recommendation - check the Debian forum.

In a terminal

aptitude update

aptitude safe-upgrade

the safe-upgrade is a more rigorous checking of dependencies, libraries etc (layman's terms).. so if all an apps dependencies have not reached testing, the app isn't upgraded. Never had an issue with breakage using aptitude.


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#14 2015-10-12 07:03:13

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PackRat wrote:
aptitude safe-upgrade

For testing/unstable, it is necessary to use `dist-upgrade` (or `full-upgrade`) to fully update the system.

The caveat being that it is not always "safe" to `dist-upgrade` as package transitions can cause APT to attempt to remove important packages.

I too used `aptitude` for sid as it would start quizzing me about dependency resolution options if APT was about to remove my desktop and thus alert me to potential problems, at which point an `aptitude upgrade` (equivalent to `safe-upgrade` but quicker to type tongue ) could be used instead.

There is also the ncurses interface:

sudo aptitude -u

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#15 2015-10-12 11:18:44

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Good point, HoaS.

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#16 2015-10-18 19:02:59

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cool

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Joined by others in a very short while

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#17 2015-10-21 17:01:28

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

I'd been sticking to Linux Mint as of late, and trying to see how viable it would be to load up and install Bunsenlabs packages into my existing LM install; seeing as how it's loosely based on Ubuntu/Debian.

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#18 2015-10-22 00:16:58

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Ah! OK, my bad. Thanks!

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#19 2015-10-22 02:42:23

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Linux Mint uses Ubuntu and Debian repositories/software directly. Nothing loose about it smile

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#20 2015-10-22 17:19:38

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Lubuntu _with_ the Liquorix kernel.
-Hinto

#21 2015-10-22 19:40:19

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Manjaro with the community edition of Cinnamon on top of Xfce as primary distro.  Plan to run the Open RC alternative version to systemd in VB soon.  glasses


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#22 2015-10-22 19:43:22

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

I used to do a reinstall of different distros at least once a week.  That was until I managed to get Arch installed about 12 months ago.  I haven't bothered changing since.


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#23 2015-10-22 19:44:39

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VB/Vmware helps keep the distro-hopping voices at bay wink
-H

#24 2015-10-22 19:57:55

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Could this  https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic … 4071#p4071 be considered as hopped?

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#25 2015-10-22 20:02:43

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hinto wrote:

VB/Vmware helps keep the distro-hopping voices at bay wink
-H

and live USB's.


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