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#1601 2021-11-28 01:17:36

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

hhh wrote:
eight.bit.al wrote:

After that, IDC.

I don't care. That's the problem with today's youth. tongue

Lol...


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#1602 2021-11-29 01:42:46

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Calinix Linux - Feel The Power

Awesome WM on ArchLinux

"CalinixOS is a keyboard-centric linux distribution based on Arch Linux, with
beautiful looks and elegant UI Interface, targetted at intermediate and advanced users."

https://get.calinix.tech/index.html
https://sourceforge.net/projects/calini … CalinixOS/

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Then I found a newer ISO, a little further developed.

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A new, to me, WM to play with.

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Edit: smaller/lighter images for bandwidth constrained readers;

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#1603 2021-11-29 02:41:44

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

^ Wait, you never tried awesome before? Dude! It's great, ain't it?!??


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#1604 2021-11-29 11:04:53

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

hhh wrote:

^ Wait, you never tried awesome before? Dude! It's great, ain't it?!??

I'd use it all the time if it wasn't for lua. Configuring awesome can give you a migraine.


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#1605 2021-11-29 19:59:56

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^ Yeah, it's definitely a "set it and forget" WM.


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#1606 2021-11-29 20:23:51

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

hhh wrote:

^ Yeah, it's definitely a "set it and forget" WM.

So it's just configure it for your workflow once and that's it? Should be some good configurations around out there that can be a good starting point.

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#1607 2021-11-30 00:22:51

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

DeepDayze wrote:
hhh wrote:

^ Yeah, it's definitely a "set it and forget" WM.

So it's just configure it for your workflow once and that's it? Should be some good configurations around out there that can be a good starting point.

That's part of the problem with awesome. Since it's configured in lua, a user needs the same lua environment before you can drop in a configuration. If you know lua, it's not too hard to figure it out. If you don't know lua, it can drive you nuts trying to get a configuration to work. Xmonad (haskel) and qtile (python) are similar to awesome in that regard. The developers of spectrwm used the phrase: "crazy-unportable-language syndrome".


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#1608 2021-11-30 01:09:10

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

PackRat wrote:
DeepDayze wrote:
hhh wrote:

^ Yeah, it's definitely a "set it and forget" WM.

So it's just configure it for your workflow once and that's it? Should be some good configurations around out there that can be a good starting point.

That's part of the problem with awesome. Since it's configured in lua, a user needs the same lua environment before you can drop in a configuration. If you know lua, it's not too hard to figure it out. If you don't know lua, it can drive you nuts trying to get a configuration to work. Xmonad (haskel) and qtile (python) are similar to awesome in that regard. The developers of spectrwm used the phrase: "crazy-unportable-language syndrome".

Yes, as good as awesome/xmonad/qtile are i go with i3 for its ease of configuration. Heck i rather go the not so hard way of compiling dwm after a config change.

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#1609 2021-11-30 03:46:07

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To be fair, the default config of awesome on any OS is pretty damn good. Hell, I'm going to install it. Why not?

https://wiki.debian.org/Awesome

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/awesome


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#1610 2021-11-30 03:52:53

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Default awesome session (well, my icons and theme were carried over) on Bullseye (sorry for the daul-screen scrot with that huge white rectangle artifact, I haven't set xrandr up in this session yet for my second monitor)...

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If you think about it, all window managers are set it and forget it, even the DE ones. You're tweaking walls, icons, themes, panels, conkys, widgets, extensions... not the bloody WM!

With the screens configured...

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#1611 2021-11-30 11:36:24

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

That's true; awesome has pretty sane defaults and the themes are easy to tweak. And awesome handles dual monitors well.

Setting up key bindings, window management, and widgets is a different story though.

It's a lot better now. I remember when awesome configs would bork every time Lua got an update.


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#1612 2021-11-30 19:12:05

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

PackRat wrote:

That's true; awesome has pretty sane defaults and the themes are easy to tweak. And awesome handles dual monitors well.

Setting up key bindings, window management, and widgets is a different story though.

It's a lot better now. I remember when awesome configs would bork every time Lua got an update.

Lua has gotten pretty mature so not so many changes now, and that's good. I may try this out once I get my new 27" monitor as an upgrade for my 24"


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#1613 2021-12-01 01:53:53

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Of course I went right back to my BL session, but the awesome one is still there. I'll update when I start with the Lua config.


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#1614 2021-12-05 17:26:29

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I've taken a cue from eight.bit.al's review of Arch-based distros and installed Arch Labs. I had problems with a crashing installer in the past but this one (the latest) worked well.

The only problem I've seen so far, and it's a very minor one, is the font choice for menus - ArchLabs seems to use fixed pitch fonts where I think serif fonts would be better.

I also installed Siduction about a week ago, and that's working well too after a bit of tweaking to get sound working when playing Youtube videos, mp3/4 files etc..

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#1615 2021-12-05 17:55:05

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

^ Screenshots or it didn't happen. Ha Ha wink

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#1616 2021-12-05 18:37:43

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Can't unfortunately. Most of my images (including screenshots of the Linux desktops I used ten years ago or more!) are on an old version of Photobucket where I can't get to them.

Might set up a free account just for my Linux pics, with flickr or something similar, when I've got more time.

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#1617 2021-12-06 04:37:07

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awesome wm baby steps...

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#1618 2021-12-06 09:38:42

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Colonel Panic wrote:

I've taken a cue from eight.bit.al's review of Arch-based distros and installed Arch Labs. I had problems with a crashing installer in the past but this one (the latest) worked well.

The only problem I've seen so far, and it's a very minor one, is the font choice for menus - ArchLabs seems to use fixed pitch fonts where I think serif fonts would be better.

I also installed Siduction about a week ago, and that's working well too after a bit of tweaking to get sound working when playing Youtube videos, mp3/4 files etc..

eight.bit.al wrote:

^ Screenshots or it didn't happen. Ha Ha wink

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#1619 2021-12-08 04:38:46

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Well, I've tried booting Endevour into a live session with no luck...

https://endeavouros.com/latest-release/


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#1620 2021-12-08 04:57:01

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MX Linux, did they use our Conky Manager? Shit, number 1 distro, number -1 videos...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8RJwz4csJs


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#1621 2021-12-08 05:32:28

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^The first window looks similar, but the configuring seems to be done by GUI buttons & menus, so I don't think it's very related, if at all.

That's why ours is called bl-conky-manager : we put the bl- in front of all our utility command names, to avoid clashes with any other distro's things.


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#1622 2021-12-08 06:19:55

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^ Nice, thanks for the info!


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#1623 2021-12-08 09:04:22

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

^^You are now using this as version 2. The predecessor had
difficulties to display the new Lua syntax.
More than funny I find the integrated "pay function" to the user. mx - typical just...  tongue

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#1624 2021-12-09 22:56:22

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Personal Observations with ArchLinux Installers

Prompted by; the newest release of Anarchy linux installer.  Version 1.3.4

A simple and intuitive Terminal-based (TUI) Arch Linux installer.

  • Multiple desktop environments and window managers to choose from

  • Automatic or manual disk partitioning

  • A selection of Linux kernels

  • Bash, ZSH, Fish and other shells available for installation

  • And many more exciting features you'd expect from an installer

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The Advanced option allows one to create
all kinds of installations that won't work. wink
anarchy-installer-quick-advanced-small.th.jpg

The various desktops are minimally
configured with Xfce being the more tuned.
anarchy-installer-desktops-small.th.jpg

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  • Bungie:


               1.8 MB                                 435.0 KB
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  • Cinnamon:


                1.4 MB                                89.0 Kb
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  • Gnome:


                165.0 KB                            87.8 KB
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                   1.2 MB                             180.7 KB KB
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                  1.0 MB                             207.1 KB

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  • Openbox:


                  235.0KB                             94.0 KB
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  • Xfce

              403.1 KB
anarchy-installer-xfce.th.png

I liked the Xfce version enough to keep it
around for a while and play with it. Stay tuned.

---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---

Archfi

https://github.com/MatMoul/archfi

"Just a simple bash script wizard to install Arch Linux after you have booted on the official Arch Linux install media. With this script, you can install Arch Linux with two simple terminal commands.

This wizard is made to install minimum packages (Base, bootloader and optionally archdi). At the end of this wizard, you can install or launch archdi (Arch Linux Desktop Install) to install and configure desktop packages.

You can watch my videos to see how to use it here."

An extensive script that give many options on how one wants their setup.  Easy to get started. Boot the latest Arch ISO. wget or curl the script and run it. You're off to the races.

              85.7 KB
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After that comes an extensive period of configuring
the setup. Many questions in fine detail. Be ready. wink

---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---

And that brings us to a surprising third entry in this missive.

ArchLabs. More than a distro, a competent ArchLinux installer, with choice of WM/DE, etc.

               Sessions                          File Systems
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My take on ArchLabs Xfce. I like this:

                1.5 MB                                 850.3 KB
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#1625 2021-12-10 01:15:26

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Looks like ArchLabs clearly stands out from the Arch pack with its installer and deep desktop and filesystem selection. Pretty darn slick I have to say as AL's installer makes it easy to install Arch and the sane settings make it usable right  OOTB with very little fiddling (Arch is known to be fiddly to setup) . I should go get this and dip my toes in Arch-land again!

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