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#6851 2020-05-20 07:19:24

ctriaan
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From: South Africa
Registered: 2020-05-20
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello, All.

I've been using Arch for about 5 years and have used the Forums and Wiki extensively, so I thought it's about time to make it official and register.

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#6852 2020-05-20 12:58:10

robertlturner
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Registered: 2020-05-20
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello,

2 years into my ArchLinux journey and I've posted my first request for help smile  Lot's of hitting my head against the wall, but also a lot of learning and fun.  I started out in Uni as an engineer, but got distracted by a 15 year career in international finance.  In the last 2 years I've brushed off those old technical skills and have dabbled in: ArchLinux, SQL, Python, chatbots, data analytics, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, HDL, FreeCodeCamp, & Robotics.  One of the quick takeaways was how easily influenced my two little ones are by watching me learn (a 2yr old and 4 yr old).  From assembling a ridiculously ambitious robot kit to practicing our soldering skills together making cool little kits from Sparkfun.  I often ask myself why I wasn't more aware of & engaged in this scene when I was a teenager and it was the late 90s.

I'm proud of my ArchLinux setup as hard as it has been, it has certainly taught me a lot (including resourcefulness and RTFM).  Probably the #1 'regret' that I have at the moment is that being self taught certainly leaves a lot to be desired.  I've deployed my first application at work but do I know the 'right' way to design, build, & deploy an application?  I figured out why the China sourced Robot had a ridiculously low FPS on its video stream, but then spent the next month going down the rabbit hole of 0MQ, socket connections, and openCV......  Seriously in awe of the contributions of so many, and am looking forward to a bit of quid pro quo....hopefully helping some others on easy problems / open source projects, and getting a bit more guided assistance in exchange.

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#6853 2020-05-22 07:46:09

evilrobotoverlord
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Registered: 2020-05-21
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hi, I installed arch for the first time around 3 days ago. It has been kinda painful to use (because of my hardware, a lot of it is proprietary/not widespread) but I'm learning a lot of new stuff so I guess that kinda balances it out.

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#6854 2020-05-22 14:47:56

MatQ07
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Registered: 2020-05-22
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hi everybody !

I'm using ArchLinux for few months for now, mainly on French forums but I'm sure I'll enjoy beeing on english one ttributing :)oo !

Thanks fort this great distro to all the team contributing smile !


Laptop [wiki]Acer Swift 5[/wiki] 515-51T - i5-8265U + UHD Graphics 620 - 8Go DDR4 + SSD 256Go PCIe (Win 10 + EFI) + SSD 1To NVMe (Arch Linux)
Bootloader : [pkg]grub[/pkg]2 ArchLinux + Windows 10 - [wiki]Kernel[/wiki] (usual) : linux + linux-lts + linux-zen - [wiki]Xorg[/wiki] - [wiki]LightDM[/wiki] - [wiki]Xfce[/wiki]4

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#6855 2020-05-23 12:13:40

Alarg
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From: Serbia
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hi everyone!

I'm learning Arch because I got infuriated over Windows Features issues (I don't really want to know the reason why my router's radio changed the channel when I wanted to connect to a network printer).
Also, I'd like to make a "smart car" using Raspberry Pi, so Kodi on Arch seems like a really reasonable choice. I'll maybe post when I finish it.

Thank you for this artwork!

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#6856 2020-05-23 13:19:49

loubi
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Registered: 2020-05-22
Posts: 19

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hi everyone, and welcome to new noobies just like me !

Trying Arch for the first time on a recent computer with an Nvidia card, what can possibly go wrong ? Everything for sure ahah.

I am a web developper who recently heard about suckless and stuff, and I'm trying to migrate my workflow from a fully bloated one (Ubuntu, Vscode and Tilix mainly) to a more minimalist one (Arch with dwm, Neovim and ST), in the hope of being more productive learning all (or almost) and gain some ressources and reactivity in my environment.

Here firstly to ask help, but I hope I will one day be usefull to help other as well !

Regards from France !

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#6857 2020-05-24 15:48:50

pax_42
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hi everyone,

I have been using Linux for the past two years. I wanted to install Arch Linux just for the pride of it but ended up learning a ton about how many things really work in Linux.

Thank you very much for the community around Arch.
Hoping to learn more and possibly contribute back to the community.


To Live, to Love, to Learn and to Leave a Legacy Behind.

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#6858 2020-05-27 01:12:43

Lizzi
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Registered: 2016-05-15
Posts: 40

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

While it's true it was 4 years ago this month that i opened an account on the forums, i only recently installed arch on my systems.  Here's one of them:

```
sudo inxi -Fxzmc0

System:    Kernel: 5.6.14-arch1-1 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 Desktop: MATE 1.24.0 Distro: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: AB350M-DS3H v: N/A serial: N/A
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: AB350M-DS3H-CF v: x.x serial: N/A UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: F50a date: 11/27/2019
Battery:   Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech M570 charge: 90% status: Discharging
           Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360 charge: 55% (should be ignored)
           status: Discharging
           Device-3: sony_controller_battery_07:32:7b:b1:63:25 model: N/A charge: N/A status: Discharging
Memory:    RAM: total: 15.65 GiB used: 1.63 GiB (10.4%)
           Array-1: capacity: 128 GiB slots: 4 EC: None max module size: 32 GiB note: est.
           Device-1: DIMM 0 size: No Module Installed
           Device-2: DIMM 1 size: 8 GiB speed: 3000 MT/s type: DDR4
           Device-3: DIMM 0 size: No Module Installed
           Device-4: DIMM 1 size: 8 GiB speed: 3000 MT/s type: DDR4
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G with Radeon Vega Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen
           L2 cache: 2048 KiB
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 57512
           Speed: 1422 MHz min/max: 1600/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1423 2: 1403 3: 1362 4: 1417 5: 1609 6: 1481 7: 1419
           8: 1416
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590] vendor: ASRock
           driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0
           Display: server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: modesetting unloaded: vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Radeon RX 570 Series (POLARIS10 DRM 3.36.0 5.6.14-arch1-1 LLVM 10.0.0) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.0.7
           direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590] vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           bus ID: 01:00.1
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           bus ID: 0a:00.6
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.14-arch1-1
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel
           port: e000 bus ID: 05:00.0
           IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 08:00.0
           IF: wlp8s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.36 TiB used: 298.59 GiB (21.4%)
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Sabrent model: Rocket Q size: 931.51 GiB
           ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: SanDisk model: Ultra II 500GB size: 465.76 GiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 48.97 GiB used: 13.16 GiB (26.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5
           ID-2: /home size: 441.94 GiB used: 96.22 GiB (21.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6
Swap:      Alert: No Swap data was found.
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.1 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 39 C
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 1493
Info:      Processes: 262 Uptime: 4h 01m Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 clang: 10.0.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 inxi: 3.1.00
```

I have another from a gigabyte brix that i guess i could update later about.  Been using linux in some form for 17 years?  gasp.  You'd think i would know something by now, but i dont.  Er, that is to say that the thing i know is that i dont know something by now.    hmm



the other machine

[lizzias@btwiusearch Desktop]$ sudo inxi -Fxzmc0

System:    Kernel: 5.6.14-arch1-1 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 Desktop: MATE 1.24.0 Distro: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: GIGABYTE product: GB-BXA8-5557 v: 1.x serial: N/A
           Mobo: GIGABYTE model: M1M3XCP-00 v: 1.x serial: N/A BIOS: American Megatrends v: F3 date: 10/30/2015
Battery:   Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech M570 charge: 55% status: Discharging
           Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360 charge: 100% (should be ignored)
           status: Discharging
           Device-3: sony_controller_battery_07:2d:87:44:63:25 model: N/A charge: N/A status: Full
Memory:    RAM: total: 14.85 GiB used: 1.74 GiB (11.7%)
           Array-1: capacity: 16 GiB slots: 2 EC: None max module size: 8 GiB note: est.
           Device-1: DIMM 0 size: 8 GiB speed: 1600 MT/s type: DDR3
           Device-2: DIMM 0 size: 8 GiB speed: 1600 MT/s type: DDR3
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: AMD A8-5557M APU with Radeon HD Graphics bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Piledriver rev: 1
           L2 cache: 2048 KiB
           flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 16775
           Speed: 2096 MHz min/max: 1400/2100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2096 2: 2096 3: 2026 4: 2071
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Richland [Radeon HD 8550G] vendor: Gigabyte driver: radeon v: kernel
           bus ID: 00:01.0
           Display: server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: modesetting unloaded: vesa resolution: 1600x900~60Hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD ARUBA (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.6.14-arch1-1 LLVM 10.0.0) v: 4.3 Mesa 20.0.7 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Trinity HDMI Audio vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           bus ID: 00:01.1
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:14.2
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.14-arch1-1
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel
           port: e000 bus ID: 05:00.0
           IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8821AE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: AzureWave driver: rtl8821ae v: kernel
           port: d000 bus ID: 06:00.0
           IF: wlp6s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 586.96 GiB used: 130.90 GiB (22.3%)
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Micron model: MT-128 size: 119.24 GiB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Toshiba model: MK5075GSX size: 465.76 GiB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: Transcend model: JetFlash Transcend 2GB size: 1.96 GiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 29.40 GiB used: 10.44 GiB (35.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-2: /boot size: 968.3 MiB used: 58.2 MiB (6.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-3: /home size: 86.28 GiB used: 4.30 GiB (5.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 16.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/sdb1
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 66.6 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 62 C
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 197 Uptime: 19m Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 clang: 10.0.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 inxi: 3.1.00

Last edited by Lizzi (2020-05-27 03:55:40)


BTW, I also use arch, gentoo, artix & manjaro

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#6859 2020-05-27 01:51:43

drwho
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Registered: 2020-05-26
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hi everyone!

(...) And after a few distros, I decided to boot up with Arch.

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#6860 2020-06-02 08:11:02

napit0k
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Registered: 2020-06-02
Posts: 1

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello everyone,

I had been using Ubuntu for more than 10 years (including a few years when I first ran it in VirtualBox on Windows) until a few days ago I decided to switch to Arch. Throughout the entire time I often experienced various problems, especially after upgrades. I would often search for solutions to these problems at stackoverflow, ubuntu forums etc. I noticed that in some cases I would find a solution at Arch Wiki, which provides concise and straight explanations on what to do to resolve the problem. Lately, I had problems with wi-fi connectivity and my internal speakers and mic were not recognized at all. So finally I decided to install Arch a few days ago. I have a wonderful experience so far, everything works right out of the box! Speaker, mic, wi-fi. I haven't been more happy in a while than I am right now. And, oh man, pacman is so ridiculously fast! Yes, I cannot predict the future, but I will definitely try to stick to Arch as much as I can.

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#6861 2020-06-02 11:56:43

Trilby
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

napit0k wrote:

pacman is so ridiculously fast!

It certainly is - but this perception can be exaggerated when switching from debian's apt.  Somehow a full system upgrade on debian from binary repos could take longer than on gentoo where one builds everything from source.


"UNIX is simple and coherent..." - Dennis Ritchie, "GNU's Not UNIX" -  Richard Stallman

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#6862 2020-06-02 19:51:01

morgothsauron
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Registered: 2014-03-28
Posts: 30

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hi everyone,
I'm using Linux for almost a decade now. It started at work when my employer slowly started to migrate some IT administrators to Linux. Luckily I had some background and I started my own migration before it got mandatory. I quickly choose Fedora as my favorite distro. I didn't like Ubuntu and CentOS didn't work with some of the application I needed to work.

It started my Linux journey. Around the same period I started to use Fedora at home as well. It was effortless and I liked it. The main reason I love Linux is that I have control over the system and I can decide what to run. Linux became my operating system of choice. I used Fedora for years until few days ago.

I knew about Arch for few years thanks to the great wiki. I remember trying Arch in a VM, but I didn't like the complexity. This was because of my limited knowledge of Linux in general. This is the disadvantage of using a distro that does everything for you in a GUI: you don't know what happens in the background.

Last Saturday I started to look at Arch again. The only thing I remember is that I started to look on how to "convert" Fedora to be a rolling release (rawhide). I never had real problem with Fedora upgrade, but I could still end up with an old version because I missed a newer release. I knew Arch was a rolling release and I decided to "play" with it a little bit.

This time my background and experience very different. I went through the installation in a virtual machine without problem. It's at that moment that I started to ask myself: "Why not use Arch instead of Fedora ?". This was the start of a series of tests over the weekend. I created different VM to test different config (standard partition, LUKS, LVM on LUKS, BTRFS). I think I installed it about 15 times during that weekend.

On Monday I did the install on my PC. I was able to install and configure on my first attempt. I got the system exactly like I wanted it. Dual boot with windows on EFI and Arch using LVM on LUKS. I quickly installed all I needed without problem. I noticed immediately that Arch boot much faster than Fedora on the same hardware.

Right now I'm really happy of my decision. I know I have limited experience for now, but Arch is the kind of distro I needed. A distro where I can choose exactly what to install, which services to run, etc. I have a Raspberry Pi4 that I use as a server. It's currently running Ubuntu server, but I'll install Arch on it for sure.

All I can say is that Arch is a good example that good documentation is more important than a GUI install. I won't call myself an expert, but doing the install manually helped me learn few things. Now I'm able to tell exactly how the partition are configured, where is LUKS, where is LVM, etc. In a single weekend I learned few things. I would say that I reach one goal: learn !

A big thank you the to the community that makes this possible !

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#6863 2020-06-03 14:15:00

josean99_pr
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello everyone Arch Linux user here. After two weeks of enjoying simplicity and control of things that I install, I'll stick for a while.
Jumping from Ubuntu to MX Linux, Manjaro and finally Arch

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#6864 2020-06-03 23:06:15

maximumeffort
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Registered: 2020-06-03
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Thought I'd share my experience as well. The wiki is very informative and Arch is working very well. There had been many issues at first, mostly wifi ones which I managed to fix after trying multiple solutions. I switched to Arch from Void and I find both distros very good, Arch being the superior one though. I wouldn't recommend this distro to total beginners, I would find the installation process extremely complex if I was switching from Windows or MacOS.

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#6865 2020-06-04 09:35:34

VoDo
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From: Europe
Registered: 2020-06-04
Posts: 43

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello Arch people I have been using Arch since February 2020, your wiki is the best.
First Install broke, second did not because I read wiki carefully that time, I can install Arch in 15 minutes now it is that easy!
No bloat just raw Linux, superb.
My first Linux experience was around 2003, mandriva, gentoo and some other, ubuntu where I stayed till 2006 when I bought mac. In 2019 I installed Manjaro on my old MacBookAir with 4GB RAM and on my LenovoP50, after few months I realized I want to build my own "distro", no bloat, no programs what I do not need or want, no theming no tweaks what I do not need. Arch was the way. I have now dual boot macOS Arch when most of the time I spend in Arch, I just need macOS too. LenovoP50 has win10 for my son gaming, connected to TV all the time.
After relationship with Gnome I found I prefer i3 and CLI programs, only Firefox is my GUI program, I call it miniArchi3.


Archi3

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#6866 2020-06-04 11:15:20

sioel
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Registered: 2020-06-04
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello every,
I've installed Arch few days ago on my laptop. I'm an IT student, I felt uncomfortable using Windows so I decided to learn Linux. I've tried some distros before Arch to become a little more comfortable with CLI installation. I've decided to install Arch for several feedbacks form worldwide users and I really like the DIY philosophy of Arch, I want that my OS to perfectly fit my needs. Arch is the best for me to have the full control over packages of my OS while keeping it simple.

Till we meet again,
sioel smile

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#6867 2020-06-04 19:59:30

ZeroPointMax
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Registered: 2020-06-04
Posts: 1

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hallo Archers!

I'm Max aka ZeroPointMax (that's a Stargate reference).

Alright so lemme try to summarize my Linux-Journey so far. In the age of 12 i got a laptop for birthday - a very humble Lenovo Thinkpad T500 (Dual Core, 2GB RAM). It was slow as hell but great anyways because it was mine :-)
A few weeks later i found a PC magazine where the release of Ubuntu 13.04 was mentioned. Curious as I still am, i put the included CD in the drive and booted it. It was love on first sight. I know i should not mention Unity7 in an Arch forum but i really liked it tongue
I quickly became a dual-booter in this very year (2013). I went with Ubuntu until 2017, dualbooted on my first tower-PC when i got it in 2016 as well, and then switched to Kubuntu.
In that time, i got comfortable with bash and zsh.
Now how did i get to Arch? In early 2019, i noticed the "i use Arch, btw" memes. My thought: "maybe i should try Arch, btw" - this was a very good decision :-)
It took me a while to comprehend the wiki since i didn't want to blindly follow instructions. But having my OS exactly how i wanted it and having upstream packages was definitely worth it!

Now I'm doing a dual degree in pratical CS. Rn i got a new dual boot laptop with Windows 10 (it's what my employer uses) and Manjaro with me. My home PC is still rocking Arch and i intend to replace Manjaro (which i also do love) with said distro.

So anyway, I'd like to thank the Arch Community very much!

Greetings,
Max :-)

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#6868 2020-06-05 12:29:10

Luckylinux
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Registered: 2020-05-26
Posts: 3

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello, I hope you are all well.
I'm a passionate user of Linux, my first contact was with an Ubuntu (year 2006). I tried some distributions, but I have been using Arch Linux for a year. At first, I had to be patient to learn and know Arch's installation methods, which is normal. It is my favorite distribution, with the excellent pacman and the lightness that characterizes it (I use a dual boot scheme, Arch and Slackware current, and I can't imagine anything better).

Take care \ o /

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#6869 2020-06-08 05:58:31

lija-esela
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Registered: 2020-06-08
Posts: 8

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

I've been using Arch for half a year and it's been great

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#6870 2020-06-11 12:27:33

ButterJelly
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Registered: 2020-06-11
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

eyo, glad to be part of this community...

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#6871 2020-06-13 19:40:00

Baklin
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Registered: 2020-06-13
Posts: 1

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello all.

I have been using linux for some time now.
It all started with Suse Linux 6.3 that came in a box with 6 cd-roms back in 1999 I think. It said with easy installer but back then I couldn't figure it out.
After that I tried Ubuntu and later switched to Mint. That is the one I used the most and has been my daily driver for a few years.

I few weeks ago I tried Manjaro and now I'm trying Arch in a vm.
Installing isn't straight forward for me so far. I have found different instructions that gave me a running system. But trying to make changes during the install to try different things isn't always working. But that is all part of the learning curve.

For now I keep trying and reading the forums and wiki.

Rob.

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#6872 2020-06-15 16:49:38

Beholded
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From: /forum/newbie_corner
Registered: 2020-06-03
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Greetings, free people.

Why arch? Because it is a clean distribution containing only the necessary set to get started. Everything else is installed and configured by hand, as a result, an understanding of the processes and their work comes.

How long? Two weeks, normal flight.

Used linux earlier? No, apparently in vain.

What am I doing? A closed network for a medical clinic (video surveillance, voip (asterisk), an internal database, the maximum level of network protection, etc.).

I like? Absolutely. An ideal tool for creating anything, the main thing is to know what you are doing. How to find out what to do? For now, look at the wiki, because the tasks are not very complicated, but I think I will get to the real issues over time.

Gods bless the person who created the script "!!". For now, sometimes I forget to add "sudo" ...

ZeroPointMax wrote:

a very humble Lenovo Thinkpad T500

I’m thinking about a phone with 8GB ram, about the phone’s handset that you need to plug into the socket to start signal transmission, about an unforgettable gap in the form of sound.

Glad to see someone with such an interesting way of gaining experience.

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#6873 2020-06-20 20:38:15

CygnusX1
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Registered: 2020-06-20
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello everyone,

I am new to Arch. I've been tinkering with Arch for just over a month now and am enjoying it thoroughly.  I started using Linux years ago initially with Mint and then back to Windows.  I then moved to Mandriva and then back to Windows.  I had a taste of Ubuntu and then went back to Windows.  I was rather thick headed when it came to finally leaving Windows behind completely and my permanent journey began when I installed Manjaro.  I got rather annoyed with the bloatware as it reminded me of Windows only everything worked the way it should.  I found out about Arcolinux next as I started truly enjoying the Arch way of things from a distance.  Still afraid to try Arch, I went to Arcolinux.  Again, I got tired of running someone else's batch and TBH, I can't stand video tutorials.  If you've ever dealt with Arcolinux, everything is introduced through video.

I finally realised that most of my Manjaro and Arcolinux learning was through the Arch wiki.  I had a browse through the Arch installation process and I thought, this is what I want out of a distro.  I want something that I design, with what I want and how I want it.  I finally took the plunge and after several install disasters (all my fault), I finally cracked it and got Arch installed properly on my system.  I loved every painstaking minute of it.  I learned more over that week and a half through the wikis, knowledge pages and forums than I ever learned with any other distro over the last 12 years.

I am a newbie by every stretch of the means but I am eager to learn and like the Arch way of doing things.  The hands-on experience is the best part and I suppose that is why I stayed with it and I actually enjoy making mistakes.  I invite the chaos so I can learn the truth behind it.

I look forward to posting my first question one day but for now, I will stick to the extensive information throughout this entire Arch website and learn that way first.  Good luck to all the other newbies and see you on the forum some day.

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#6874 2020-06-20 23:24:40

Trilby
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

CygnusX1 wrote:

... I installed Manjaro.  I got rather annoyed with the bloatware as it reminded me of Windows only everything worked the way it should.

I love this summary.  It should be the new Manjaro slogan.  Manjaro is Window's light: same great bloat, none of the bugs.


"UNIX is simple and coherent..." - Dennis Ritchie, "GNU's Not UNIX" -  Richard Stallman

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#6875 2020-06-21 11:51:58

finoderi
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Well, in short it doesn't, and long answer is prohibited by the rules. At least Manjaro's hardware detection tool didn't work without bugs. It blacklisted kernel modules left and right. May be things have changed recently but I have my doubts.

Last edited by finoderi (2020-06-21 11:59:26)

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