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#976 2020-07-28 23:52:31

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Gorgeous, ain't it? Is that via siduction or straight Debian sid? Either way, lovely. 656 RAM is about the same as what I get with Buster cinnamon/gnome-shell. When I had plasma running on buster I was able to trim that RAM a bit more.

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#977 2020-07-29 01:40:07

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

eight.bit.al wrote:

Bullseye 5.7.0-1 - KDE 5.72.0 - Plasma 5.19.4  - Norbert Preining repo
https://scrot.cloud/images/2020/07/29/bullseye_plasma.th.png

# 

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux bullseye-DI-alpha2 _Bullseye_ - Official Snapshot amd64 NETINST 20200315-11:07]/ bullseye main

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux bullseye-DI-alpha2 _Bullseye_ - Official Snapshot amd64 NETINST 20200315-11:07]/ bullseye main

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ bullseye main non-free contrib
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ bullseye main non-free contrib

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security bullseye-security main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security bullseye-security main contrib non-free

deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/other-deps/Debian_Testing/ ./
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/frameworks/Debian_Testing/ ./
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/plasma519/Debian_Testing/ ./
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/apps/Debian_Testing/ ./
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/other/Debian_Testing/ ./


# This system was installed using small removable media
# (e.g. netinst, live or single CD). The matching "deb cdrom"
# entries were disabled at the end of the installation process.
# For information about how to configure apt package sources,
# see the sources.list(5) manual.

8bit

Looks quite cool, and how's the latest KDE working? I do plan to try a minimal Plasma build again and will try that repo for the packages.

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#978 2020-07-29 15:48:20

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

^ Has issues, Fresh start > plasmashell PID 570 seg fault 11, and SDDM has issues logout/in. Not a daily driver. smile

@ hhh  Siduction

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#979 2020-07-29 17:44:54

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eight.bit.al wrote:

All of my distrohopping is on real iron. No Virtualbox here. Just doesn't have the same feel.

I agree. Which this post of yours ridiculous or amazing or both!

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic … 16#p104016


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I've custom themed the cinnamon desktop with Lithium (Arc base), scrots in the scrot thread here...

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic … 37#p104137

I'll probably upload it to GitHub, if anyone is interested.

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#980 2020-07-29 18:17:19

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

eight.bit.al wrote:

    Bullseye 5.7.0-1 - KDE 5.72.0 - Plasma 5.19.4  - Norbert Preining repo
    https://scrot.cloud/images/2020/07/29/b … sma.th.png

hhh wrote:

Gorgeous, ain't it? Is that via siduction or straight Debian sid?

With respect, this is never siduction (or, am I misunderstanding something)   hmm  yikes  big_smile

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#981 2020-07-29 18:23:02

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unklar wrote:
eight.bit.al wrote:

    Bullseye 5.7.0-1 - KDE 5.72.0 - Plasma 5.19.4  - Norbert Preining repo
    https://scrot.cloud/images/2020/07/29/b … sma.th.png

hhh wrote:

Gorgeous, ain't it? Is that via siduction or straight Debian sid?

With respect, this is never siduction (or, am I misunderstanding something)   hmm  yikes  big_smile

You mean no way is that siduction?

https://news.siduction.org/2018/05/rele … -2018-3-0/

I love this bit...

This release comes with the name “patience 2018.3.0”. How we deal with release names in the future is unclear. The next release will ship whatever we come up with. Maybe it’ll be just numbers…

Siduction is a sid distrolet with an active forum. If you want to run Debian sid with minimal issues, siduction and/or the siduction forums is the way to go. Previously aptosid, which I ran for 2 years as a relative linux n00b. My graduation from Ubuntu to Debian.

-edit- I get it, I was ignoring the emojis. Never siduction because OOTB siduction is never gorgeous. Yes, they're very loyal to Debian in that respect.

You cheeky monkey.  monkey

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#982 2020-07-29 18:50:37

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lol  tongue   big_smile

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#983 2020-07-29 19:49:45

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

eight.bit.al wrote:

^ Has issues, Fresh start > plasmashell PID 570 seg fault 11, and SDDM has issues logout/in. Not a daily driver. smile

@ hhh  Siduction

8bit

KDE looks cool but seems to always be a work in progress, and same could be said for GNOME. Openbox/tint2/jgmenu seems to be pretty rock solid in comparison.

I find KDE in Buster to have some serious issues as it is as cannot save sessions.

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#984 2020-07-29 20:09:05

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

I've been rocking Manjaro since I got my new hardware about early May this year.

It's the first time in years that I'm not using Debian or a Debian based distro. One thing that has not changed for me is my DE. Xfce is my pref these days. Been using that since the Xfce version of CrunchBang, with a couple of brief forays into Mate and Cinnamon .

So far Manjaro has been rock solid. I turned to it because Debian and it's derivatives did not want to sync my raid array after several tries. Manjaro didn't even need any instructions given to it. It just detected and synced the array automagically.


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#985 2020-07-30 13:17:17

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

I ran Siduction with LXQT, then Openbox for several years. Excellent distro, good people.

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#986 2020-07-30 14:51:28

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

DeepDayze wrote:

KDE looks cool but seems to always be a work in progress, and same could be said for GNOME. Openbox/tint2/jgmenu seems to be pretty rock solid in comparison.

I find KDE in Buster to have some serious issues as it is as cannot save sessions.

If you're looking for Plasma that just works: (other than the 'Name Brands')

KaOS - LFS, rolling, very fresh, light, active community, community packages repo, pacman - single developer, limited, but adequate repos.

Artix - Arch, rolling, stable and testing ISOs, active community, systemd free, AUR repo.

There may be others, but these are the two I've spent time playing on with good results.

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#987 2020-07-31 00:12:00

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ratcheer wrote:

I ran Siduction with LXQT, then Openbox for several years. Excellent distro, good people.

My other box I ran sidux->aptosid->siduction for years and now run BL on it. Agreed siduction is quite solid and has a great lineage. If you like Sid then siduction is it, but I've ran BL upgraded to Sid (with selected packages from Experimental) for a while and that worked well till I built my new Ryzen system which now has Lithium.

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#988 2020-07-31 01:56:20

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DeepDayze wrote:

... but I've ran BL upgraded to Sid

I have too, but I always watched the aptosid Dist-Upgrades Warnings forum. And linuxbbq back when it was cooking.

https://forum.siduction.org/index.php?board=22.0

https://linuxbbq.com/bbs/index.php

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#989 2020-07-31 03:29:14

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hhh wrote:
DeepDayze wrote:

... but I've ran BL upgraded to Sid

I have too, but I always watched the aptosid Dist-Upgrades Warnings forum. And linuxbbq back when it was cooking.

https://forum.siduction.org/index.php?board=22.0

https://linuxbbq.com/bbs/index.php

Yep, the dist-upgrades warning section is a great early warning system resource for all those who run Sid, even if not siduction. Always made it a habit to check it for any reports of breakage on a d-u or when there's a transition going on in Sid that might cause breakages.


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#990 2020-07-31 13:05:48

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@hhh - Yeah, LinuxBBQ was another one I ran for a long while, too. Probably the next one after I used Siduction.

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#991 2020-08-05 17:58:05

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Functional O.S.

https://www.functional.altervista.org/index.html

Debian testing + Ubuntu LTS. By combining these two bases we
have obtained stability, security and a vast number of available software.

desk.th.pngfetch.th.pngmenu.th.pngthunar.th.png

Nicely responsive, way too much software installed, easy to customize.

Another interesting, odd ball distro brought to you by,

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#992 2020-08-12 15:42:17

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

In post #897, I showcased the Distro called MiyoLinux - Devuan with System V, and Openbox.

The creator is out with another interesting spin - MiyoLinux wmderland (Rolling)
wmderland is a tiling window manager similar to i3, but it's configuration file is much simpler and easy to edit. This spin is based on the unstable version of Devuan, and includes the main, contrib, and non-free repos. It also has very few packages installed, no browser, etc; left up to the user to select. Fast, light, fun.

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DL and video:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/miyolinux/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAhzSdhBowc

The creator's you tube channel with some interesting videos of various spins he's created:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiPwG … _GggFfvfig

8bit

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At idle, fresh start
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#993 2020-08-14 12:41:06

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

^ No love for MiyoLinux wmderland? I thought this one might garner a comment or two.

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#994 2020-08-14 14:20:52

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

eight.bit.al wrote:

^ No love for MiyoLinux wmderland? I thought this one might garner a comment or two.

4*2bit

Looks nice and wonder if there are any users of i3 and its clones on here and perhaps they'll weigh in.


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#995 2020-08-14 18:37:36

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DeepDayze wrote:
eight.bit.al wrote:

^ No love for MiyoLinux wmderland? I thought this one might garner a comment or two.

4*2bit

Looks nice and wonder if there are any users of i3 and its clones on here and perhaps they'll weigh in.

He has this on his git page -

A minimal i3-gaps, written in C++ and Xlib.

[snip]

No bloated (unused) features!

But doesn't elaborate on what he stripped out because he considered the feature to be bloat.

Only 88KB after compiled and stripped

Looks like he removed the tabbed and stacked layouts and modified the default tiling layout. Removed containers (maybe) and the i3 bar. He's using polybar (and jgmenu?) in the default setup.

Appears to be a functional window manager. On a reddit page he said it was a project to learn xlib, C++ and X11, so, looks like he figured it out.

Edit - wmderland is available in the void repos so I gave it try. Keybindings were not working, autostarted an xterm so I could do some stuff. Probably not too bad when it's working. I think there is an Arch (AUR?) build.

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#996 2020-08-14 23:56:37

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cloverskull wrote:

In an effort to resurrect some vintage Mac gear, I discovered (much to my dismay) that PowerPC macs aren’t really supported by any linux distros these days, unless you want something old and unsupported.

Gentoo is an option but I had issues getting it to work on my g5 recently, but I learned about a community fork of void linux specifically for ppc. I gave it a shot and I have to say, I’m impressed! It’s similar to arch in that you wind up with something barebones and have to figure out how to put together your linux system and desktop.

It’s also surprisingly fast. I dig it. I may try it on bare metal on a modern PC just to see how it performs.

Sorry it's an old post but I have to say I agree! Adelie Linux and void-ppc are two interesting projects that actually bring modern linux technologies to ppc machines...

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#997 2020-08-15 18:29:00

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

PackRat wrote:

Looks like he removed the tabbed and stacked layouts and modified the default tiling layout. Removed containers (maybe) and the i3 bar. He's using polybar (and jgmenu?) in the default setup.

Thanks for the comments and insight. Polybar, dmenu, (which I'm beginning to like) and two Rofi menus.
This is my first time using a tiling WM seriously, and getting quite hooked on it.
Installed apt-listbugs and will try to keep unstable going, but if it breaks badly I'll be looking for another TWM distro to replace it.

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#998 2020-08-15 19:15:36

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eight.bit.al wrote:
PackRat wrote:

Looks like he removed the tabbed and stacked layouts and modified the default tiling layout. Removed containers (maybe) and the i3 bar. He's using polybar (and jgmenu?) in the default setup.

Thanks for the comments and insight. Polybar, dmenu, (which I'm beginning to like) and two Rofi menus.
This is my first time using a tiling WM seriously, and getting quite hooked on it.
Installed apt-listbugs and will try to keep unstable going, but if it breaks badly I'll be looking for another TWM distro to replace it.

8bit

I don't know about a tiling window manager (TWM?) distro, but you can get the same functionality and aesthetic using bspwm. The config file for bspwm isn't too difficult to work with.


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#999 2020-08-15 19:33:21

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Here's some info on TWM (Timeless Widow Manager) https://opensource.com/article/19/12/twm-linux-desktop


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#1000 2020-08-15 20:37:05

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PackRat wrote:

I don't know about a tiling window manager (TWM?) distro,

Yeah, that could have been worded better. A distro with a TWM spin as opposed to a distro with TWM tacked on. Quite a few distros allow one to select a DE during the install and too many of them are bland, off the self implementations of that DE. That's what I like about Miyo spins, they're carefully blended base and DE. Like BL, it's much more than Openbox tacked on Debian. The best case, IMHO, is MX Linux. Debian stable with their own repos filled with backports/builds of the latest packages. Hoping this doesn't step on anyone's toes.

but you can get the same functionality and aesthetic using bspwm. The config file for bspwm isn't too difficult to work with.

Thanks, that's what I was hoping for, a suggestion. smile

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