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#601 2017-10-06 05:35:48

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

dolly wrote:

Fresh isos of Sparky is available now. If someone wants to go testing/unstable with Openbox the lazy way, then Sparky is a safe and very easy alternative. smile

I could be wrong, (and usually am) glasses but last time I tried any of the Sparky ISO's, there was still no UEFI bootable version?  Are any of the new ISO's UEFI capable?

edit: Uhm, I just realized, this isn't anonymous is it? big_smile

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#602 2017-10-06 05:38:48

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

@PackRat, I know your a big Void fan and was wondering the same about it?  UEFI capabilities?


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#603 2017-10-06 10:44:25

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jedi wrote:

@PackRat, I know your a big Void fan and was wondering the same about it?  UEFI capabilities?

Yes. I built my own iso with the void-mklive scripts and installed UEFI on my laptop.

The official releases are also UEFI aware. The wiki has instructions for a regular and chroot install methods.


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#604 2017-10-06 16:05:33

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

beaker wrote:

I'm running Fedora 26 Workstation on a rescued HP Probook 650. Very nice.

I agree, but yesterday I upgraded to the 27 Beta.

Tim

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#605 2017-10-07 07:39:50

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

@PackRat; Enlightenment yes, Wayland, I do not know if there is any iso with it as default.

@jedi; UEFI, yes.


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#606 2017-10-07 12:28:06

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My goto is vsido.  I still like to poke my toes in the water though.
Using Arch in this one and still playing with awesomewm. Some really cool themes out there. Interested in awesomewm, check out/do a search on youtube for msjche + awesome4.  Great vids...

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#607 2017-10-09 20:33:47

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

OpenBSD 6.2 is out:

https://www.openbsd.org/62.html

I have decided to celebrate by installing the latest release of 9front (out last month, not sure how I missed that):

“SOLARIS ECLIPSE”

9front now supports my Intel HDA sound card & Centrino wireless NIC (I have to add some OpenBSD-derived firmware for that) — nice!

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#608 2017-10-10 07:57:17

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^ 9front seems like an interesting philosophy on an operating system. How would you use it Hoas? Ive only read half the pdf file on it but it seems very specialised in regards to how it is to be used.

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#609 2017-10-10 16:09:47

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Steve wrote:

How would you use it Hoas?

Well, it has Doom and somebody recently ported Quake as well and I also really like their browser (mothra(1)) so I can use it for helping out on the forums and suchlike but it is more of academic interest really.

EDIT: I forgot that 9front does offer Linux emulation:

http://fqa.9front.org/fqa8.html#8.7.1

I haven't actually tried it though (yet).

/EDIT

Plan 9 was designed as a distributed operating system so I would like to try that with 9front at some point glasses

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#610 2017-10-21 01:53:04

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

I just ran across this on social media today
Red Hat Enterprise Linux

I should add this is a free developers download. I was posting from my phone which sucks.

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#611 2017-10-21 14:13:47

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tknomanzr wrote:

Yeah, I signed up for that — the actual distribution is free, it's the support that you pay the licence fee for.

I never did get around to playing with it and I'm still getting emails from Red Hat about developer opportunities... roll


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#612 2017-10-31 11:28:33

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viper, fedora remix..... https://viperr.org/site/

17 minute review = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSW_QYtuFjE

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#613 2017-10-31 14:37:35

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RHEL is too much like work. wink

I found out that the Raspberry Pi guys cut a new ISO of their PC distro that uses the regular Debian installer, so I slapped it on my Acer. What a great setup for a weak machine.


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#614 2017-11-19 10:43:13

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Successfully installed crux linux today on a virtualbox machine. A good learning process that i had tried earlier in the year but lacked the knowledge at the time. So now able to get to an openbox desktop. The kernel took around 30 minutes to compile on a 4 core virtual box install, gcc is another animal altogether, still compiling......

Interesting learning experience crux is, i just wish i had better computer power, which in all reality is what its all about, the hardware level and learning how software interacts with hardware to make it work.

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#615 2017-12-06 14:30:35

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bigbenaugust wrote:

RHEL is too much like work. wink

I found out that the Raspberry Pi guys cut a new ISO of their PC distro that uses the regular Debian installer, so I slapped it on my Acer. What a great setup for a weak machine.

They just last week released the Debian Stretch-based version of this, and it is great. Highly recommended for low-spec hardware. I just need time to upgrade my RPi to match my netbook.

I see from the RPi forums that there is at least one other guy with a split BL/Rasberry Pi Desktop between his machines.


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#616 2017-12-06 17:35:45

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I've been having a bit of a play with the Clear Linux* Project for Intel® Architecture. Good.

The Clear Linux* Project for Intel® Architecture is a distribution built for cloud and IoT use cases. We want to showcase the best of Intel architecture technology and performance, from low-level kernel features to complex applications that span across the entire OS stack. We're putting emphasis on Power and Performance optimizations throughout the operating system as a whole.

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#617 2017-12-07 01:00:38

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Has anyone here tried SalentOS?

SalentOS is a Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution that uses Openbox as window manager. SalentOS has been designed to embrace lightness (hence the choice of Openbox), but at the same time it maintains the completeness and features of Debian. The system includes elements of GNOME and Xfce desktops.

https://www.distrowatch.com/table.php?d … n=salentos

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#618 2017-12-07 05:52:54

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Can't get up the energy/desire to do the Dhop anymore. Still though like following along with you guys adventures and still check out what's available, found this sucker and the thing about texasflood sounds interesting. Apparently still active, last update was recent and appears to still be using the texasflood thingy.

Among its unique characteristics are TexasFlood boot system, which dramatically shortens the operating system's boot time, and a software update utility called LiveUpdate.

Interesting, just not enough for me to opt dorking with it atm. Gotta wonder though, didn't see many recent threads on it, all I googled up were dated. Already Debian stable based, no package found in Stretch repos that I could see. Overall seems sort of intriguing, though could also be a massive time dump if still even relevant and while still remain a fairly compulsive gnu/Nix tweaker. Doubtful to bother with even if it could still shave several secs off bootup.

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#619 2017-12-07 07:07:33

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

BLizgreat! wrote:

Can't get up the energy/desire to do the Dhop anymore

Samuel Johnson wrote:

When a man is tired of DistroHopping, he is tired of life.

monkey

Have you ever tried 9front?

They have a new release:

SCREENLOCK GOODNIGHT

I genuinely believe their mothra(1) browser to be the best ever written.


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#620 2017-12-07 07:24:56

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Lmao Hoas, nah, just gotten lazy I guess. Plus the whole cpu not supporting kvm-etc and the dreaded being considerate of thy neighbors bandwidth cap, arghhhhh. 9front ? arghhh, a new distro and a browser brought up too !?!! Ya fighting dirty there Hoas. big_smile

Would still be interested in this texasflood deal, distro is claiming to bootup Kde in like 7secs and/or looking into other possibilities to tweak init-scripts or whatever. Texasflood, what an odd name choice for a Brazilian gnu/nix distro ? Also if it was some massive tech-miracle, why wouldn't more nixers have heard about it by now ?

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#621 2017-12-09 13:18:51

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Xenialpup 7.5 installed to SSD  cool

2017-12-09-140725_1920x1080_scrot.th.png

For nvidia driver use the getnvidia method;
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=110611
I also found that using 'savefolder' option caused a hang on reboot/shutdown.
Using 'savefile' option solved this issue.
Lightning fast distro!

http://blog.puppylinux.com/?viewDetailed=00047

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#622 2017-12-10 12:13:36

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^ i tried that xenialpup today on a usb stick in ram, very cool and had no issues with it although i didnt play with that much. Im going to put it on a partition and see how it performs on bare metal. How do they pack that many applications in such a small iso file.

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#623 2017-12-10 14:13:10

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^ I would recommend this presentation on Puppy linux if you have a few minutes to spare. There is a lot of clever stuff going on 'under the hood'
Puppy Linux Deconstructed wink
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymBQPBEVgQI

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#624 2017-12-10 23:14:22

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Steve wrote:

^ i tried that xenialpup today on a usb stick in ram, very cool and had no issues with it although i didnt play with that much. Im going to put it on a partition and see how it performs on bare metal. How do they pack that many applications in such a small iso file.

As I recall, there is an answer for that question in the Puppy FAQ; they explain how they create the files.


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#625 Yesterday 08:27:28

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Thanks mrneilypops and PackRat, will check those out.

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