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#7051 2021-03-30 12:58:43

schard
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@Gober, welcome fellow musician (bassist and pianist here).
But: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq_Z5BAxAOY
SCNR

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#7052 2021-04-01 03:20:53

crystaldust
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HELLO EVERYONE!

I'm Zhen from China. I first tried Linux(Ubuntu) in 2008, when I was a college student. After being frustrated by Ubuntu several times, I turned into Arch in the year 2016. Really appreciate the greatest (Arch) Linux Wiki! I followed the steps from the installation guide and didn't pay too much effort to make Arch run. Wow, Arch is not that complicated, I thought then. I have to say Arch really opened a new gate and saved a lot of energy for my life! It's really great to have an operating system you can modify by your needing, and see so many great guys working on it to make it rapidly proceeding every day. Hope I could be part of this great project smile

Zhen

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#7053 2021-04-02 16:42:20

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Greetings from Northern Canada!  I live in a small fishing community which is south of Alaska.  I did a clean install of Arch yesterday and I *really* like KDE-plasma.  I've run Arch off and on over the years, I like it a lot.
Many thanks for this community and to everyone who makes Arch possible.


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#7054 2021-04-02 21:36:07

ChrisOTB
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Hi Everyone,

i more of a returnee than a new user. Had a jaunt with Lubuntu! from 2009. but was using Arch before that. Found Lubuntu 20.04 awkward on this hardware so back to Arch. Working very well here and no regrets at returning.

Hardware is a laptop, HP Stream 14" 31GB eMMC drive and 2GB RAM. AMD Mullins APU. Very economical. I live in a boat on the UK inland waters and canal and river system. Most electrical power is from solar panels and so getting economical in power use is good. I cannot just plugin! Text login to Fluxbox with a few LXDE utils. Works well and very quick. Zoom installed to talk to my kids (and grandkids lol)

Best Wishes Chris OTB (On The Boat)

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#7055 2021-04-03 18:46:39

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I’m a security researcher and love using Kali Linux for it. Ever since the Openvpn 2.5.1 release I’ve had issues with my PIA vpn running on Kali though it previously worked before the openvpn release sad I noticed a helpful post on this site and decided to join because of it! Unfortunately it didn’t fix the issue but gave me great insight into what is going on. I’m looking around on the forum to try to get this specific issue resolved. Any help is appreciated! Thanks for welcoming a newbie smile

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#7056 2021-04-08 20:13:02

Klosteinmann
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Hey everyone

I am Felix from Germany. Currently I try and install Arch for don't know which time really maybe 10 - 11 in my VM trying to figure out how to get it running and setup with proper drivers and a window manager so soon I could switch away from the demon canonical and Ubuntu. Even though I do like Ubuntu for it's relative big community I think I outgrown it over the years trying different distros from Linux Mint, KDE Plasma Desktop, PuppyOS, Manjaro Linux, Raspberry Pi OS, openSUSE reading and watching countless videos about Linux I got stuck with Ubuntu for simplicity reasons because it used to be the system I was first introduced with to Linux.

It is pretty late and the times are lame and who knows how long you live:
So story time after graduating from secondary school / high school for Americans in 2015 I didn't really knew what to do and frankly even with 21 y/o turning 22 this year I still don't really know what to do with myself anyway 16 y/o and pushed/recommended by mostly my older brother and parents started visiting a Professional school for Economics and picked the focus on computer science.

That year was great considering back in secondary school I was never able to take the IT class no matter how much I went to moan being jealous towards my friends for them getting a slot or annoying the teachers at the time for not giving me one. Small brat move getting in there was impossible. Why did I want to be in there? I probably wanted to check in on the course because I admire my next bigger brother a lot he is 7 years older then me but he always seemed to grasp how computers worked and even helped me built my PCs and recommend me parts when I didn't even know how a computer worked maybe for that admiration and dedication of him to me his younger sibling I was hyped for that year or really because there was nothing else at the time keeping me busy besides CS:GO. Also because the class seemed really easy considering that it was only our physic teacher leading the class probably teaching Office suite skills and basic HTML skills for the reminder of a year being or at least that's what I think it was judging from the opinions of my friends at the time being didn't have much.

I now remember fondly of learning those skills getting started on coding getting introduced into IT/Networking basics how to calculate an IP that is (honestly I forgot a lot over the time, as I still trashed my notes back then regularly after each year of school and wasn't really a guy that would sit down to learn stuff the textbook way like your supposed to) meet the basics of electronics switches and of course multimedia course talking about how to write a resume (that one was lame). Knowing now that I could have easily gained some skills by talking to me even older siblings with the oldest being 18 y/o then me (yep he changed my diapers) and have been working as mastered electricians, and been programming VBAs and helping in IT-Support/setting up ERP-System for semi-big companies and themselves, I really never noticed or cared up to that point to any of that or in particular programming besides maybe trying to learn Java to mod out my Minecraft game which I never did but was interested in because of a friend of mine who wrote his own in eclipse.

I remember having to learn how to decipher (I don't really remember what hmm sry) overall I enjoyed my time in the programming class for the first half of the year as in the later time when it actually came down to it I really was bad. A lot of the tasks got really hard for me like setting up a weather station outside that would report back in the temperature to the user using Arduino Uno REV3 If i remember that correctly might have been another board. Programming the function using Arduino IDE or getting into the first C# project which I immediately dropped like a bombshell seeing the complexity of the project I was attempting (it was a Zelda clone pretty much, I never played Zelda but a friend in class did and he was into the lore as well as on dark souls) in hindsight really stupid could have gathered some better good soft skills in programming, electronics If I just hadn't been so stubborn. Also I knew who of the students where fairly competent next to me which could already code in Eclipse or had no trouble on picking up a new language or where fairly well educated when it came to electronics.

Skipping forward to the end of the year or programming teacher at this point pretty feed up with mine (and probably a lot of the other students performance, as only a couple students really go into those other projects. I was trying but really I was kinda acting dumbfounded on a lot of this stuff as I had not touched anything like that before and was to stubborn to ask anybody for help) would be tasked to take out the old office Dell/HP PCs honestly I don't remember it where some old pre-builts on x86 Architecture to first identify some deliberately placed hardware error by one of our other tutors this mostly being related to a faulty BIOS, connection not done properly on the mobos etc. and then be tasked to install Arch from scratch probably with help from the teacher tough less should probably have effected you favourably in grading here.

Today as I learnt I'll probably make it easier on myself what we couldn't do back then and run the archinstall script, the nonscript experince is something which any novice user should take to get invested deeper into Linux. But can be the comfort feature to finally break the neck of the PC Maste Race people pretending that Arch is only for 1 sort of people honestly that's not what Arch is and ever was like any Linux Arch is meant for everyone.

Unfortunately I never got graded because my body had another idea that was to fight my incoming (at the time almost quarterly) quinsy so I missed out on that last lecture which I felt might have been the most important one and had to skip the test without a retrial on it. Which to this day I regret so for possibly that reason is why I wanna prove to myself that I can use it and setup Arch just like my friends/students in class did back then but also to finally get a bit more of a grip what Linux really is and how to use it, and possibly switch over from the devil desktop distro to a more complex one which leaves me more freedom on how to maintain and control my system.

So in a way Arch has significantly impacted my life. Also I kinda dig the history development of Arch considering it originated in Germany :-) yay we ain't completely fucked in digitalization. Though our politicians over the decades made sure we would be lagging behind everyone even in Europe heck even Latvia has better Internet then we do, our schools still have old projectors and only Munich gave a shit in completely trying to move off the government and administrating departments from an IT economic system controlled by Microsoft even before the 2015 released spyware, bloatware actioned Windows 10 only to a couple years ago crawling back to Microsoft. Anyway some really great people together with people around the world at least made a somehow well rounded Linux system and the main idea originated from Germany this makes me happy and cheerful for that we have a chance in this awkward situation(s) we are in.

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#7057 2021-04-12 13:38:46

baboon
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Hi all,

My name is Michael, 36 years old, from Belgium. At the age of 21, I started working in IT but after some years I lived my dream and became a firefighter.
I still have some interests in IT but with the family and other stuff, it's not easy to follow this all the time.

I installed some linux distros for the first time in January. First Linux mint, Garuda, Ubuntu, Manjaro Plasma (still using on my current desktop) and now Arch. Started learning some basic linux stuff and still experimenting.

After 3 days of research on Arch and trying, I finally managed to install Arch Linux on a 13year old laptop an hour ago.
The current Arch installation is full of problems and I hope I can find some solutions here on the forum.

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#7058 Yesterday 07:53:09

conglynina
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Making Sticky & official. I think this is a good idea.

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#7059 Yesterday 07:55:22

conglyvaness
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Someone suggested to me on the Ubuntu Forums that I could use Arch Linux with KDEmod. I'm running it now! Pacman is really easy - one command to do everything

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#7060 Yesterday 10:58:59

Sujay1844
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Registered: 2021-01-29
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Installed Arch a week ago (with some hiccups). Installed sway. I'm loving it. Arch Rocks

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#7061 Yesterday 14:18:37

sergekorol
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I started using linux with Mandrake, finally on Arch from the recent use of Manjaro. I am now thinking of removing my Manjaro completely and just keep a thumbdrive handy if i ever need to install it.

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