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#6876 2020-06-21 17:04:08

GaKu999
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello Everyone!

Without experience on Linux I jumped to Arch 18 months ago like a madman and after a lot of n00bines and breakages I can say for sure I'm keeping it as my only daily driver.
The Wiki is great and complete, the Forums a perfect source of opinions, information, examples and discussions that have a lot of useful information and points of view.
I can't argue about it's rolling release nature, I'm really happy to be fixing new issues that come with newer versions of software (still they are a few and on predictable packages), it's a lot better that reinstalling everything!

Also bleeding edge! And pacman! tongue

EDIT: debloated this reply to leave only the Arch-Centric relevant content for this thread and also to make it less ambiguous...

Last edited by GaKu999 (2020-06-30 04:34:02)


My reposSome snippets

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#6877 2020-06-22 16:51:54

imadrafter
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello everyone. After almost 2 years of sporadic use of arch linux, I finally made this distro my choice from personal use to workstation.

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#6878 2020-06-22 22:09:28

palozano
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Started using Ubuntu a couple of years ago, and moved one laptop to Arch a few months ago.
In less than a week, I switched every machine to Arch and is now the only OS that I will use.
Really nice way of learning how Linux works and great community.

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#6879 2020-06-27 16:19:51

rkd
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hey everyone, just started using Arch Linux over the past few weeks. I tried to get an old desktop going with it and was successful but for an incompatible NVIDIA graphics card. I couldn't leave things alone, so I went ahead and installed Arch on my daily driver laptop. Couldn't be more pleased with it.

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#6880 2020-07-01 11:33:07

nullbody
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hey everyone! The first time i saw Arch, i fell in love with it at once. Going to try it in the near future. tongue

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#6881 2020-07-06 07:02:51

NerdTastic
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Hello everyone, the whole idea of Arch reminded me of an old swimming coach I had when I was 7. He used to throw kids in the deep pool and tell them to swim. So yeah, Arch makes you swim, guides exist yes, but still, you need to do most of the work, and I honestly think Arch is one of the best distros that can teach you something.

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#6882 2020-07-07 18:37:50

sarcutus
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello.  Michael, aka "Marc Sarcutus," signing on and saying hello.
I managed to actually successfully install Arch on the second try.
Yes, that's right; I crashed like Flight 19 and gave up even trying the first time I had a go at it.
Had a bout of frightening madness a few days ago and decided to try yet AGAIN.
And I'm typing this from KDE Plasma 5 on Arch Linux.
I've downloaded LOTS of desktop environments so I can tailor my GUI to my mood.  The choices available are brilliant.

I boot up straight to command prompt.  I don't have gdm enabled in systemctl; I issue the command from command prompt to start gdm.  This way, if one or more GUIs go pear-shaped, I can try to troubleshoot and solve the problem from the console.
It's mind-blowing.

So everyone knows, I installed Arch because I found a suitable tutorial online.  I followed it down to the last letter, then added stuff in that I knew I wanted, including gdm and GNOME.  I'm no Linux guru; I just follow instructions fairly well.  So I'd characterize myself as a newbie.  A very hardheaded and determined newbie who doesn't know when to call it quits and occasionally gets it right.

Good to meet you all.

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#6883 2020-07-07 19:08:49

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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

sarcutus wrote:

Hello.  ...  I crashed like Flight 19 and gave up even trying the first time I had a go at it.

Welcome to Arch Linux.   The really cool thing is you can now tell us what happened to those Avengers 75 years ago yikes

So everyone knows, I installed Arch because I found a suitable tutorial online.

Yeah, that.  Um. You really should follow the official installation guide.  It is astonishing how bad some of those online tutorials are.  To the point where there are those of us who will send you to the person creating the guide for technical support.  At the very least, might I suggest you work your way through the official guide and reconcile it against what the tutorial advised.   You may learn a great deal about your system and the other configuration options available to you.


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#6884 2020-07-07 19:23:28

sarcutus
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Thanks.  I think I will do that.

The tutorial seemed similar to others that I'd seen, but it could easily have been similarly bad or insufficient.  I'll just read the entire official installation guide and patch up any holes in my install, if there are any (fingers crossed).

And thank you for the welcome.  I'm a very happy Arch Linux user (so far ... we'll see about those holes in my install) and just wanted to kind of put my good Arch Linux vibes out there.

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#6885 2020-07-08 04:54:49

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Hello All! To be honest, I thought I would have been much more active in the forum by now, but I have yet to encounter an issue for which there was not ample explanations in the documentation. Really, I had read the Wiki was legendary, but...just wow.

I found Arch because of it's reputation for being challenging, and I'm so pleased with what it has taught me thus far. I'll be honest, my first couple installs were not successful, but I've been up and running for a few months now and I'm eagerly working my way towards a deeper understanding of my operating system (so I can finally understand Emacs). Looking forward to learning from everyone here and hoping to help others as my skills improve, particularly bowhunting.

P.S. Thanks to ewaller for this excellent read and the journey of links it sent me down.


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#6886 2020-07-10 09:51:32

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hi there smile

I'm a very happy Arch Linux user since many years ago.. I'm here because I have an issue that is driving me crazy and I need help!

read you smile

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#6887 2020-07-13 22:46:34

Coolean
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colean@colearch ~> echo hello!
hello!


colean@colearch ~> cat signature
Hello, I am Colean!
I use Arch Linux with GNOME and zsh!
I have a HP Z600 Workstation with two Intel Xeon X5560s and an AMD Radeon RX 470 with 8GB of RAM!

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#6888 2020-07-14 00:53:49

PlainArch
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Try to use the covid time and learn more about "grub" "refind" and "systemd-boot".

Stay healthy, everyone :-)

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#6889 2020-07-14 18:40:48

eq
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echo hi

I've been using Windows for my entire life, starting at 95 and all the way up to 10.
Exactly one week ago I decided that it was time to move on as I am growing to dislike everything that looks to commercialise their product over making their product practical.

So I did. I first went on and installed Pop!_OS, which I must say is really a nice place to start as a complete noob. Then, after fooling around and learning some basics in there, I found out about Arch. I was like "wow, I want this." so I went ahead and attempted my first install. I failed of course so I took a step back and installed Manjaro instead. I lived at my computer for the next 3 days until, after attempting to change everything, I managed to crash my OS so I decided to give Arch another go yesterday. First I messed up the installation but on the next time I succeeded and here I am. Today I learned that forum registrations can also include questions that are not as simple as some may think.

Thanks for having me and yeah, Arch rocks.

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#6890 2020-07-14 19:58:55

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eq wrote:

I've been using Windows for my entire life, starting at 95 ...

That's quite late in life to start on computers! tongue

Welcome.


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#6891 2020-07-15 04:55:51

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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello all.  After Ubuntu, Mint,  Manjaro and 10 different attempts to try install Arch,  I finally did it.  I installed vanilla Arch with LUKS encryption.  Looking forward to explore and learn the Arch way.

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#6892 2020-07-15 07:04:12

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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Trilby wrote:
eq wrote:

I've been using Windows for my entire life, starting at 95 ...

That's quite late in life to start on computers! tongue

Welcome.

... all the way up to 10. How do we feel about time travellers?

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#6893 2020-07-15 15:17:47

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Hello all,

I've been casually using arch for 2-3 years. I am beginning to suspect I may learn (and contribute) more if I try to engage with the community rather just tinkering on my own, so I finally made an account!

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#6894 2020-07-16 22:36:50

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Hi everyone!
I started using linux about a year ago, had to come from windows 10 to ubuntu because we were told to do so in an introductory course for my first year in college. Having to use a linux distro after so many years using windows was certainly confusing especially when i needed a stable computer for my CS degree and because i like tinkering that wasn't going to be easy.
Now that I'm on my summer break and i know exactly what i want i was hoping to create my own custom distro with Arch.
I was kind of lazy at first but i forced myself to install arch by just deleting my previous distro and using a usb stick with arch, left with no other choice i finally built something usable and riced a lil bit too.
Happy to have left Windows honestly, the forced updates were driving me nuts. Mac-Os isn't too bad though, still the freedom from arch is unmatched.
Oh and happy to be here as well  smile


“Code is not like other how-computers-work books. It doesn't have big color illustrations of disk drives with arrows showing how the data sweeps into the computer. Code has no drawings of trains carrying a cargo of zeros and ones. Metaphors and similes are wonderful literary devices but they do nothing but obscure the beauty of technology.”
- Charles Petzold

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#6895 2020-07-17 00:53:56

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Hello, I use arch on Virtual Machines because I also need access to windows games/apps

My account is old, but I never used it

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#6896 2020-07-18 19:47:57

Irv
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello

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#6897 2020-07-18 21:14:12

WilliamMartens
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello - First of all I want to ask (I hope) THAT EVERYONE IS FINE!
I am William Martens, Just - uhm, yeah. Wanted to say hi.

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#6898 2020-07-20 10:36:25

kipcd
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hi everyone!
My name is Denis, I'm a software developer (java) and a long time Ubuntu user.
Last week I decided I need Arch in my life big_smile
My goal is better understanding of Linux and to sculpture my own environment where I know what's going on behind the scenes.
I'm planning to use bspwm + polybar + rofi for my graphical environment. I'm one week on installing and configuring everything for the first time and I'm tuning my polybar now. I'm so excited with the process!
Thank you Arch community!

P.S. The anti-bot question in registration form seems still broken. On a 10th try it finally passed.

Last edited by kipcd (2020-07-20 10:49:42)


Arch user since 12.07.2020

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#6899 2020-07-20 23:04:36

masingerzero
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Hello all!
I discovered Arch Linux a while ago through the Manjaro distributions.
Little by little I have been switching to Arch and the truth is that it is being very interesting and fun.
Thanks to those of you who have worked on and supported this distribution. Greetings!!!

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#6900 2020-07-22 22:53:53

ac3r
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How's it going all. Thanks to the community that keeps on giving and helping out the little guys like me, keep it up and thank you all so much.

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