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#926 2014-06-23 22:45:08

nonamefantasy
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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Oh the installation is easy with wifi too. I have never done it wired. smile Just run wifi-menu. I dont forget to install it with the necessery packages.

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#927 2014-06-25 12:30:32

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

btw, arch is the only distro i know that offers human-usable build of enlightenment from official repos.

edit: oh, there is also enlightenment-centric bodhi linux. but arch has newer version smile

Last edited by chaonaut (2014-06-25 17:49:45)


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#928 2014-06-27 16:46:35

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Hi guys,

My cool Arch newbie story ahead (SPAM)  smile

At beginning I was struggling with any aspect of Arch: Sound, Display, Battery even GUI ...
Then at some point it all started working as I wanted to without any troubles which was an amazing feeling smile

Suddenly after standard update network connection is lost and I don't have any other device to look what could go wrong online.
After half a day lost on unsuccessful attempts to bring wireless connection up  I decided to make a fresh Arch install as dual boot which connected unexpectedly well.
At this point I was thinking like 'WAAT how standard update can cause me so many troubles or broke so important services' while in the background I was downloading 'Linux Mint'.

During burning Linux Mint CD I decided to dig around and I learned how systemd works, what wpa_supplicant and dhcpcd is for and what is wicd / netctl / NetworkManager and how to configure them manually.
When I realized I could analyze and fix this issue in 2 sec with this knowledge I was enlightened(http://catb.org/esr/writings/unix-koans/index.html)

The Arch Way is hard but so much rewarding!

Couldn't stop myself from sharing this story tongue

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I use wicd as a connection manager.
Don't know why but after systemd update NetworkManager which was disabled became enabled again.
And with 2 network services for the same interface issue is obvious now smile

Last edited by krzychosan (2014-06-27 16:48:25)

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#929 2014-06-27 19:48:02

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Welcome to Arch.

Please familiarise yourself with the safety exits. Your lifejacket is under your seat. Refreshments will be served after takeoff. Enjoy the flight.



Merging with the Arch is Best thread...


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#930 2014-06-27 19:58:28

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

jasonwryan wrote:

Welcome to Arch.

Please familiarise yourself with the safety exits. Your lifejacket is under your seat. Refreshments will be served after takeoff. Enjoy the flight.



Merging with the Arch is Best thread...

In case of oxygen loss, emergency masks will drop down from above you.  If you are sitting next to a child, put your mask on first, and then assist them with theirs.


I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.

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#931 2014-07-30 21:15:46

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

If an engine falls off, don't panic, repair it with a LiveCD helicopter, and continue. It's your fault it fell off, anyway.

No really, Arch is just wonderful. I still get these fits of "Why can't it just *work*?" sometimes, but when I had Ubuntu for a month on my new Thinkpad (waiting for the SSD to arrive), I missed Arch. When things don't work, you can fix them. All the wonderful, obscure programs are in the AUR. Ubuntu drove me mad with its inflexibility. Here's a virtual beer to Arch Linux big_smile

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#932 2014-08-01 00:35:16

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A big part of Arch Linux for me is: if you want something done right, do it yourself. I always found it amusing that I had zero issues setting up arch on machines with efi. My new machine for college does not even support legacy bios, and setting up efi like I normally do works with a couple of seconds of configuring it before reboot. The automatic efi support in Mint or Ubuntu just is not as reliable, yet arch works every single time without fail. I threw an SSD in my new ASUS and threw the original drive in a caddy case (wiping that ugly Win 8 off of it first) and a bit later I am up and running as if I had one of my previous machines cloned onto the drive. I have never seen an OS that was so efficient to work with. Once you learn to solve a problem, you are equipped with that knowledge forever. Been using Arch for about a year now, and every day I learn something. All the hardware worked out of the box, touchscreen required zero configuration, optimus worked with the proper drivers and such, and everything is clean and simple. This is the most seamless install of Linux that I have ever done. I don't know if it is my third machine with arch, if support for hardware is just getting better under linux, or a combination of the two, but it is the most flawless, flexible and powerful thing I have ever used. I have three or four people wanting me to teach them how to use Linux once they saw my desktop in action. My university actually hosts arch mirrors, so a lan cable and Pacman -Syu is almost instant, but since when was it not the fastest package manager? XD

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#933 2014-08-03 00:47:40

nomorewindows
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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

agahnim wrote:

My university actually hosts arch mirrors, so a lan cable and Pacman -Syu is almost instant, but since when was it not the fastest package manager? XD

High speed mirror, but only while you are still studying something.


I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.

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#934 2014-08-03 20:20:52

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

nomorewindows wrote:
agahnim wrote:

...snip...

High speed mirror, but only while you are still studying something.

I will be living on campus almost year round.

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#935 2014-08-04 14:19:49

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

agahnim wrote:
nomorewindows wrote:
agahnim wrote:

...snip...

High speed mirror, but only while you are still studying something.

I will be living on campus almost year round.

Yep, that's the third time this week we've found this guy actually sleeping in the classroom trying to pull an overnighter.


I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.

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#936 2014-08-19 23:06:30

Senes
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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Hi

I am thinking about installing Arch alone on my main computer wich is still under w7 but before i wanted to be sure that everything will be ok for the compatibility

So, do you know if my SoundBlaster Z will work under Arch?
If not, is there a way to make it function?

My specs:

I5 3570k @ 4.4ghz
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H uefi
Saphire radeon HD7950 vapor X with boost OC, 1085/1500
Prolimatech lynx
1 to 7200tpm
Carbide 400r
OCZ zs 550W
Soundblaster Z

(btw, everything is supported?)


Thanks in advence big_smile




PS: English is not my native language as you may have noticed

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#937 2014-08-19 23:29:25

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index. … ative_Labs
Can you see it there? Seems like it is based on CA0132. Should it not work out of the box, try using the position_fix parameter:

$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/50-alsa-base.conf
options snd_hda_intel position_fix=1
#or
options snd_hda_intel position_fix=4

Those two are coming up in a quick search. See the documentation for more information.

As for the rest of the system, you are capable to use google, right? Then do so.

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#938 2014-08-20 00:34:08

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Merging with the 'Should I go Arch' thread...


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#939 2014-09-14 19:58:30

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Arch is like LEGO to me. And boy I do like LEGO.

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#940 2014-09-27 15:27:12

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So far everything just works in Arch (I actually use Manjaro). All Ruby and Python programs work immediately without errors which in Ubuntu was a big mess. Arch is fast and responsive. The community and developers are quick to fix and add new applications, drivers, features, etc. The Wiki is fantastic and is usable for people using other distros too. I love Pacman and Yaourt. I am starting to learn though that I should not mess with things that I think I know but actually do not...

Keep it up, Arch developers!

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#941 2014-09-28 00:31:59

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

ailjazi wrote:

Arch is like LEGO to me. And boy I do like LEGO.

LEGO my EGGO!


I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.

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#942 2014-09-28 12:16:05

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

nomorewindows wrote:
ailjazi wrote:

Arch is like LEGO to me. And boy I do like LEGO.

LEGO my EGGO!

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#943 2014-10-11 08:41:07

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Arch Linux: get everything you planned for your LFS installation but phuqed up smile (© me)


— love is the law, love under wheel, — said aleister crowley and typed in his terminal:
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#944 2014-10-18 19:57:38

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

I went ahead and dowloaded the archlinux iso
and am running it in virtualbox on openSUSE,
so far so good so yes I would say try it in virtualbox
and get the hang of it and then use it for real as your
main PC seems really solid and easy once you get
the hang of it.


Ο Ιησούς είναι ο Κύριος

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#945 2014-10-31 19:05:09

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Thank you guys for helping me to get this machine running recently      archlinux can be a bear to get to boot but  when you actually getting it working  its the best operating system ever!


[FennecTECH@ArchOS ~]$ cat about_myself
Hello there my name is FennecTECH I am a novice arch user though I am here to learn  I live in central Minnesota where I hangout in the console and make my way into X11. Nice to meet you all! Enjoy my home directory feel free to poke around. There is a solution to every problem, so long as you do not break the laws of physics.
=^_^=
[FennecTECH@ArchOS ~]$

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#946 2014-10-31 19:30:04

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Merging with the Arch is best thread...


Arch + dwm   •   Mercurial repos  •   Surfraw

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#947 2014-11-06 20:59:39

macaco
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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Just returned to Arch after nearly 5 years just using Ubuntu / Fedora and I have to say ARCH IS SIMPLY THE BEST!!

But many things have changed... who would have thought back then, that Arch would once survive without an rc.conf and AIF...

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#948 2014-11-11 18:18:27

Lax Lexis
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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Hello my friends,

I am looking for the new ASUS EeeBook x205 which is comming soon.
It comes with only 2GB of RAM. Are there any problems with the x64 Version of Arch Linux? Should I use the x86 Verison Arch Linux?

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#949 2014-11-11 18:20:03

jasonwryan
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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Merging with the "Should I go Arch?" thread...


Arch + dwm   •   Mercurial repos  •   Surfraw

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#950 2014-11-11 18:50:34

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Lax Lexis,

go for the 64 bit edition.

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