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#276 2016-01-07 19:30:05

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

ostrolek wrote:

The next live installable iso would be based on Arch Linux. Getting tested at the moment.

Sounds fascinating smile

Good luck!


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#277 2016-01-07 19:46:33

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

^ For the time being, the guys can check this user created Debian Sid based Openbox live installable Nelum_Openbox.iso.
Sid is much more interesting than Jessie.

By the way, this iso has an auto-updating Menu, a Control Center and an Update Center that can be accessed from the Menu. Hotcorners at top-left, top-right and bottom-left. Google-Chrome, Iceweasel, LibreOffice and many more...

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#278 2016-01-09 01:22:32

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

mrneilypops wrote:

dwmX32 JAN-16 ISO available

I've been playing around with dwmX for the last few days. It's a superb Debian tiled distrolette. It took the effort out of setting one up. Thanks so much.

As for my Distro-hopping I used to be a bit of a slapper. But my mission critical Linux box has been Ubuntu for a while now. I tend to stick with Debian based distro's. Although, I did have a lengthy affair with Arch and Openbox.

I prefer Unity DE over pure Gnome on my main box but on my personal laptop I like something 'more fun' and have flirted with other members of the *buntu family LXDE probably being my favorite.

I ran #! for several years for it's 'Openbox done properly' reputation and will almost certainly find space for BL when it reaches release (currently testing BunSid in a VM).

Other distros I have used and like include Puppy Linux (various Pups), Siduction, Antix and various FrankenDebian DE's installs that I have stitched together myself.

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#279 2016-01-09 01:40:00

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Here's a stupid easy Kiosk. I needed something for the Shelter and there will be no one to maintain it.

Sanickiosk

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#280 2016-01-09 11:29:58

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

For those who maybe interested in a Devuan build, different flavors too!  The distro can be found on Sourceforge. Star Morbius x64, and I think it is a really good distro.  Devuan is still very much in development, hopefully see the beta soon.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/linnix/ … =directory

After the install,  change the etc/apt/sourcelist to this one line only, you will be able to install the non-free firmware, along with other firmware after doing so.   

deb http://packages.devuan.org/merged/ jessie main contrib non-free

Cheers

Z

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#281 2016-01-11 15:04:40

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

I am pretty tired of openSUSE KDE as my secondary distro. After this morning's DistroWatch Weekly, I'm thinking about trying Solus OS. Ikey's response to their stupid review is priceless (and, it is a full review, not one of their quick reviews).

Tim

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#282 2016-01-12 14:13:16

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

In a way of distro hopping...
https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic … 077#p15077

Links to live isos are in my signature. Enjoy!

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#283 2016-01-12 14:19:30

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^ Just snagged it.
-H

Edit:
Very Nice!
Are you Nelum, too?

-H

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#284 2016-01-12 15:59:24

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Nelum, Siduction, Solus are all very tempting. Time to fire up VB again.  wink


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#285 2016-01-12 16:57:17

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

hinto wrote:

^ Just snagged it.
-H

Edit:
Very Nice!
Are you Nelum, too?

-H

I gave it the name Nelum, which is the flower in the screeny.

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#286 2016-01-12 17:18:45

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

ostrolek wrote:

In a way of distro hopping...
https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic … 077#p15077

Links to live isos are in my signature. Enjoy!

Hm interesting. Since you base on Debian-like distros, did you think about trying out (and possibly shipping) the liquorix kernel? When I was using Debian on my laptop, it resulted in a much snappier desktop experience (swapping-behaviour if any, disk spin-up/down behaviour, caching, queueing), and in a way I'm still using something similar, that is the ck patches.

BTW I'm surprised that you chose Latin-language flower names for your project too because it's the same naming system I've been using for all my computers since 2007: viola, lilium, camelia, hibiscus, … sometimes I even go by it.


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#287 2016-01-12 18:40:17

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twoion wrote:

liquorix kernel

Unfortunately, the Liquorix kernel headers are now built against GCC 5 and so are incompatible with jessie sad

I think antiX/MX-15 have managed to backport the headers.


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#288 2016-01-12 20:11:25

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twoion wrote:
ostrolek wrote:

In a way of distro hopping...
https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic … 077#p15077

Links to live isos are in my signature. Enjoy!

BTW I'm surprised that you chose Latin-language flower names for your project too because it's the same naming system I've been using for all my computers since 2007: viola, lilium, camelia, hibiscus, … sometimes I even go by it.

Nelum has just 2 and 1/2 sounds, no accent on both vowels, easy to pronounce and remember. The name is not Latin-language, but from one of the oldest languages in the world. Nelum - නෙලූම්

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#289 2016-01-14 15:41:34

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

So, I downloaded Solus OS and tried to install it, last night. The ISO won't boot (dracut errors). I contacted their support and they gave a tip; it booted farther but then failed with a different error. They said I should wait for version 1.1

Tim

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#290 2016-01-14 15:50:58

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@ostrolek as far as nelum os (ubuntu version) goes, the only downside in the visual is some black borders around some of the gnome apps like Calculator (gedit looks a little odd, but that's gedit) while running in virtual box on the mac.  Not sure what will happen running live or installed.
Very cool distro, tho.  Haven't seen many openbox/ubuntu distros.
-H

#291 2016-01-14 21:16:10

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hinto wrote:

@ostrolek as far as nelum os (ubuntu version) goes, the only downside in the visual is some black borders around some of the gnome apps like Calculator (gedit looks a little odd, but that's gedit) while running in virtual box on the mac.  Not sure what will happen running live or installed.
Very cool distro, tho.  Haven't seen many openbox/ubuntu distros.
-H

That's compton playing havoc with Gnome apps. Good that you found it. Uninstalled Gnome calculator and installed Galculator.

Glad you liked the distro. Uploaded it for any one to use. Nelum is the only Ubuntu 16.04 based live installable Openbox distro available at the moment in the Net. Maybe the only Ubuntu 16.04 based live iso, other than Ubuntu official development distros.

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#292 2016-01-15 20:24:27

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Install Arch in 5 minutes flat:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 6#p1595686

And people complain that it's difficult...
roll

BTW the fstab step is unnecessary angel

Mod Note: *Do not* use the linked method as an installation guide, it produces a highly idiosyncratic system and may not work at all in all cases.


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#293 2016-01-16 23:22:49

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Managed to brick my laptop today big_smile

I was trying to be clever by dual-booting OpenBSD and GNU/Linux but it turns out that fdisk(1) isn't quite there yet in respect of GPT support -- it wrote some crazy jump instruction to the (fake) MBR of my new Samsung EVO 850 SSD and my firmware refused to POST with the drive connected.

I couldn't even boot from a USB stick or DVD yikes

Eventually, I had to physically remove the drive and attach it to another laptop with more forgiving firmware so I could boot the Arch live ISO and fill the first few megs of the drive with zeroes.

What a palavar...
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#294 2016-01-18 10:48:54

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In a way of distro hopping...
https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic … 822#p15822
For you guys...Enjoy!

Slim is used as the login manager.

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#295 2016-01-18 19:13:43

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^ Thanks for sharing ostrolek smile

BTW, do you know that SLiM is a dead project and is not fully compatible with systemd, particularly in respect of logind sessions?

See the Warning at the top of the ArchWiki page:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Slim


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#296 2016-01-18 21:14:18

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

From the hallowed pages of the Thinkpads.com forums, I bring you....

wait for it....


WindowMaker Live!

Check it out.

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=119905

The dev is looking for feedback, so if anyone wants to slap it in a VM or something that would be cool. Just trying to help out a fellow THinkPadder. (Yes, we use that term.)


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#297 2016-01-18 21:19:39

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Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

^ Thanks for sharing ostrolek smile

BTW, do you know that SLiM is a dead project and is not fully compatible with systemd, particularly in respect of logind sessions?

See the Warning at the top of the ArchWiki page:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Slim

The Slim web page doesn't open, but the slim app works. You have to play with slim.conf to get it to do what you want. In a way, its good, if Slim is not going to be developed more. It is good as it is now. I personally prefer to login without any login manager, just startx, but not everyone likes it.

BTW, you have a uefi laptop, would you try Nelum-Bang on yours? Mine is a 5 year old i3.

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#298 2016-01-18 21:24:34

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

ostrolek wrote:

BTW, you have a uefi laptop, would you try Nelum-Bang on yours?

Sorry, all my drive space is taken at the moment sad

I'm even running BunsenLabs in a VM yikes


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#299 2016-01-18 21:43:13

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ratcheer wrote:

So, I downloaded Solus OS and tried to install it, last night. The ISO won't boot (dracut errors). I contacted their support and they gave a tip; it booted farther but then failed with a different error. They said I should wait for version 1.1

Tim

Link?

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#300 2016-01-18 21:50:06

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Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
ostrolek wrote:

BTW, you have a uefi laptop, would you try Nelum-Bang on yours?

Sorry, all my drive space is taken at the moment sad

I'm even running BunsenLabs in a VM yikes

No problem.
I'll do that at the shop tomorrow or the day after.

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