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#1101 2017-03-08 18:56:49

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

Lemongrass wrote:

... I have a few problems (mainly autostart xfce4 and wireless), but ...

About autostart xfce:
Here is a couple tips if you want to keep it simple:
xinitrc
Autostart X at login
Automatic login to virtual console

Regarding the wireless issue:
Try following the guideliness on the wiki. If that doesn't solve it just open a thread in the support section of the forum.

Enjoy


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#1102 2017-03-09 21:28:05

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

I started using Linux Arch in December 2016:

cat /var/log/pacman.log |head -n10
[2016-12-09 21:57] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -r /mnt -Sy --cachedir=/mnt/var/cache/pacman/pkg base base-devel grub xorg-server linux'
[2016-12-09 21:57] [PACMAN] synchronizing package lists
[2016-12-09 21:58] [ALPM] transaction started
[2016-12-09 21:58] [ALPM] installed linux-api-headers (4.7-1)
[2016-12-09 21:58] [ALPM] installed tzdata (2016j-1)
[2016-12-09 21:58] [ALPM] installed iana-etc (20161101-1)
[2016-12-09 21:58] [ALPM] installed filesystem (2015.09-1)
[2016-12-09 21:58] [ALPM] installed glibc (2.24-2)
[2016-12-09 21:58] [ALPM] installed gcc-libs (6.2.1-1)
[2016-12-09 21:58] [ALPM] installed ncurses (6.0+20161112-1)

And from this time I am really impressed.
Everything is working. Excellent repository. Everything is updated, newest software. No issues, no bugs. Pure bash and git maintenance. Best documentation (Arch Wiki). No bloated dependencies. Rolling release. Living community. Mainstream unix changes (systemd) but with keeping tradition (KISS, bash, git, Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, plain text configuration).

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My: AUR and homepage .

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#1103 2017-03-10 16:37:48

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

I just saw on Arch Wiki that I can change my ALSA resampling:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ad … resampling

And I'm like: ouh, I didn't know my laptop can do this... big_smile

By the way, I did not post here to say or suggest that Arch is the best distro. I just won't say or state such a thing, ever, because I wish to avoid making "contest" or "pride" issue out of choosing distro. But Arch Linux is good for sure. smile

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#1104 2017-03-10 16:56:33

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Isn't this why we have the "Ooh, nice" thread? tongue

And Arch is just great. The best. It's true! wink

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#1105 2017-03-10 18:22:15

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

runical wrote:

Isn't this why we have the "Ooh, nice" thread? tongue

I didn't know about that. I'll use that next time. Thanks. smile

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#1106 2017-03-10 19:01:56

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Another little story proving arch is the best distro.

Recently I had to install Xilinx Vivado for a school project.only Ubuntu 16.04, centos/red hat and suse enterprise are officially supported. I tried several time to get it running under centos or Ubuntu but it never worked. Then I followed the article on arch wiki and it works perfectly on Arch ><

So arch really is the best

Injall


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#1107 2017-03-25 05:39:51

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

I'm using Arch,
         because of systemd I wanted to learn how to work with it
and configure it. Before this I was (building systems) with Gentoo
It is possible to get a systemd configuration running with Gentoo,
but it's very difficult. My most recent Gentoo box was configured
with KDE because I had to dance around any package (or package
group) that was dependent on systemd (Gnome is an example)
         The latest LiveDVD that I have from Gentoo still uses sysinit.
Maybe they've come around now.
          For the most part Arch documentation is very readable.
If any package is getting a lot of rapid upstream changes. Then
reading is difficult. Happens to the best of us.

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#1108 2017-04-22 02:58:05

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

* I read the rules and this post is legit *

Like the title says: "Thanks a bunch!, supporters of the "Newbie Corner". After a couple of decades of using MS products(either by necessity for work or by compatibility with school) I was tired of being limited to software that never seemed to work, ever, or being slower than I felt necessary. So I decided to make the switch to open-source/minimalistic software. Linux was the obvious choice and after trying out several distros I settled on Arch, purely for the fact that every single aspect relied on a decision from myself. I won't lie, I needed to refer to the forums for help during install(out of sheer laziness as I didn't fully read the wiki until now) but opposed to popular belief this forum isn't "cut-throat". I've found it very supportive and quite necessary to help transition the rest of the world in this direction.  Once again, Thanks a bunch!


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#1109 2017-04-22 04:01:13

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Type1Guy85 wrote:

but opposed to popular belief this forum isn't "cut-throat".

Thank you to the volunteers who make Arch possible.

The forum is cut-throat in a way.  Toxic and incompetent people tend to get shown the door pretty quickly.  The code of conduct has that purpose built into it for a reason.  See: This entry by jasonwryan.  Toxic and incompetent people if not kept in check can literally ruin a community.  That is why the door is well used.

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#1110 2017-04-22 05:06:26

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

headkase wrote:

The forum is cut-throat in a way.


Merging with the Official Arch is the Best thread...


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#1111 2017-05-02 22:22:44

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Hello guys!

After installing successfully Arch, and enjoyed the pleasure of fixing the initial configuration issues, ricing your DE and taking your fist steps into this magnificent community, it comes a time of truce. The need of challenges makes you explore (or more precisely, distro hopping). In my case I went to FreeBSD's place, tried and tried and tried...And then, it comes the epiphany: I realized that I had reached a point of no return, because my friends, Arch is home .

P.D: I'm not trying to start any stupid discussion here, I respect everyone else preferences; just want to share this feeling so wonderful.."don't you ever turn it off"

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#1112 2017-05-02 22:24:36

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Merging with the Official Arch is the Best thread...


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#1113 2017-05-02 22:41:57

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

jasonwryan wrote:

Merging with the Official Arch is the Best thread...

This is exactly what I mean: efficiency... Thanks for moving my post to the thread it belongs.


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#1114 2017-05-03 17:22:16

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

I love the smell of enthusiasm in the morning! OK, that's a goofy and obscure reference. Besides, it's already just past noon, local time. Anyway, Panadestein, it sounds like you are enjoying Arch Linux. Good to hear.

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#1115 2017-05-03 20:28:24

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Texbrew wrote:

I love the smell of enthusiasm in the morning! OK, that's a goofy and obscure reference. Besides, it's already just past noon, local time. Anyway, Panadestein, it sounds like you are enjoying Arch Linux. Good to hear.

Yes, it's true. I'm enjoying it a lot...Don't you?


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#1116 2017-05-04 01:43:40

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Panadestein wrote:

Yes, it's true. I'm enjoying it a lot...Don't you?

Of course I enjoy Arch. Doesn't everyone?

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#1117 2017-05-04 18:51:13

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Everyone: Yes we do. Arch is the greatest distro in linux history. It's true. Period.


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it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art. - Chopin

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#1118 2017-05-04 22:25:58

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

svnset wrote:

Everyone: Yes we do. Arch is the greatest distro in linux history. It's true. Period.

Arch Sucks™


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#1119 2017-05-04 22:33:42

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Alad wrote:
svnset wrote:

Everyone: Yes we do. Arch is the greatest distro in linux history. It's true. Period.

Arch Sucks™


Splitting off into the Official Unofficial Arch is the Worst thread...


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#1120 2017-06-11 05:16:18

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

I have heard a lot of good things about Arch Linux wiki...but its beyond what people are saying!

I dont even need to google nothing to fix something in a specific aplication...

Clap clap!

PS: I made a summarize of the Arch Linux here:

https://gist.github.com/vegangaro/97e77 … d2b6dbd375

Last edited by vegangaro (2017-06-11 05:35:20)


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#1121 2017-06-11 05:42:30

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Merging with the Official Arch is the Best thread...


And you should remove all those `pacman -Sy $package` invocations; they break things.


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#1122 2017-06-11 11:06:52

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

You say good things about our wiki yet you have all those 'pacman -Sy ...` commands in there.  Do you mind if I ask where you are getting the idea to use -Sy to install packages?

You are not alone, so I'd genuinely like to know where this idea is coming from.


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#1123 2017-06-11 23:23:49

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Texbrew wrote:
Panadestein wrote:

Yes, it's true. I'm enjoying it a lot...Don't you?

Of course I enjoy Arch. Doesn't everyone?

I think Trilby has already supplied the best answer to this question. (In my sig)


The Hidden Secret of Arch Linux Forums:
No.  No one here really uses archlinux.  Arch Sucks.
We're just a bunch of neckbeards who tinker with arch linux in our mom's basement during our free time ... which we have a lot of because we are unemployed. ~ Trilby

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#1124 2017-06-14 06:50:36

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Hey folks, I'm a new Archlinux user switching from Ubuntu. So far, I love it! The documentation is amazingly detailed. Impressed also with the speed my laptop now possesses, after streamlining my system to what I actually need. Am rocking Kde's Plasma on my 2012 model Dell Xps 13 ultrabook. Have used the plasma-desktop group, and installed only what I needed on top of this. Have suspend & hibernate working using LUKS for whole disk encryption, with a backup partition for config files. This is my third install of Arch on the same machine now - have been a bit trigger happy on reinstalling botched attempts to get the hang of it.

Currently my laptop is backed up to my server running Nextcloud (Ubuntu 16.04), as well as synced to my desktop pc (Ubuntu 17.04). I'm looking at switching both of those machines to Archlinux. My desktop machine and server are both for production use, and  need minimal (if any) downtime.

My question is this - is this advisable, and can I create a system where my laptop is updated first (not critical - can live without it if needed), then the other 2 machines if all goes well? Generally I'm updating my laptop every couple of days - usually through Kalu notifying me of updates. Is this an advisable use of Arch? (i.e., using it for a production desktop and server?) Is it possible for me to create a stable system doing this?

Loving the project, and keen for your advice. Thanks in advance!

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#1125 2017-06-14 06:55:04

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Yes, there are plenty of people here that use Arch as their main machine. I have used it at work for the better part of five years and not experienced any time lost to breakage (tinkering is a time sink I'd prefer not to contemplate).


Merging with the Should I Go Arch thread...


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