Also, i am shifting to Arch on my main PC.
Since i actually only play Minecraft and Humble Bundle games well, then it works!
So yea, fuck Windows.
I've managed to get Arch running with GNOME 3 and im very happy with it but before I choose GNOME as my desktop environment im wondering what the others are like. LXDE, KDE, Xfce.
What do you guys like to use as your Desktop Enviroment?
The same one as you do.
GNOME 3 is a win when it is configured properly.
I don't see why everyone is so all over arch all the time, I understand how you basically build a super customized distro but in reality I never really learned all that much from it the 2 months I used it. I was always a much bigger fan of debian releases, I felt I learned more having to strip away all the shit I didn't want and change things around and tweak it to what I needed. Just my 2 cents though, arch is still a great distro if you want bleeding edge.
So I got 2 kernel panics. The first one was because I was dumb, the second one was because I forgot that I'm using IDE, not SATA. Hopefully this next one will get me in. Also, kernel seeds makes the menuconfig process a hell of a lot more easier if you don't know what's going on.
It's basically an Ubuntu-like installer in ~~text mode~~
Where text mode is a Blue screen with big block buttons and you navigate around with the arrow keys and enter.
The hardest part is knowing you have to run pacman -S gnome (or whatever DE you want) when you first boot up, and sticking X in rc.conf DAEMONS.
Just do something like this:
It includes sizes of directories though, and I don't know how to ignore those and only show files.Code:du --all / | sort -n
Ive being struggling to get LightDM installed with Pacman. Pacman cant find it.
the concept behind partitions.
No matter how easy a beginner's guide is, if you lack the very basic understanding of operating systems, you'll have a hard time installing it. Not to mention the problems that can arise with Arch that actually require some computer problem solving skills. Think of drivers not working correctly, pacman being locked inappropriately, package dependency troubles and whatnot.
I installed archlinux and it seems to have fucked up my windows bootmgr even though I installed everything onto sdc including grub problem is I can't copy all of the files off my windows dynamic disk now which is in stripe mode pretty much everything on it is worthless but I have 300gb worth of steam games which I can't redownload due to my shit internet plan I tried this in console as well as changing the chunk size around and the only way to get it to mount was with this
sdb2 and sda2 are they only part of the 2 disks which are dynamic disks
these are my partitions
and this is what I did in console
Im trying to build the latest codeblocks source but following the tutorial I get this:
anyone know how to fix it?Code:./bootstrap libtoolize: putting auxiliary files in `.'. libtoolize: copying file `./ltmain.sh' libtoolize: Consider adding `AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR([m4])' to configure.in and libtoolize: rerunning libtoolize, to keep the correct libtool macros in-tree. libtoolize: Consider adding `-I m4' to ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS in Makefile.am. configure.in:79: warning: macro `AM_OPTIONS_WXCONFIG' not found in library configure.in:80: warning: macro `AM_PATH_WXCONFIG' not found in library configure.in:79: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_OPTIONS_WXCONFIG If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow. See the Autoconf documentation. configure.in:80: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_PATH_WXCONFIG
Arch Linux isn't that hard, it just needs some time to get used to it. You just need to manually configure and install things (ex. Xorg)
It works pretty well out-of-the box I'd say.
I'm just going to go against the current here and say something that might offend everyone here.
Are you ready?
Arch isn't necessarily "straight forward".
There, I said it. It is probably the most well documented distro I have ever used, but due to it's lack of drivers (this is actually a good thing, generally), you might have some problems on some hardware. For instance, I had trouble with Arch being unable to find the boot rom itself and I had to symbolically link the correct one to the one it had anticipated during boot.
It's awesome though.
I think that the best thing for you would be to install arch or whichever distro in a virtual machine. You can use VirtualBox or VMware. I am experienced with Virtualbox, I might be able to help you if you need help.
I do believe that we have (or used to) a thread describing how to install ubuntu or whatever distro in VirtualBox. Following the first steps should allow you to get your installation going (Setup virtual drives and mounting the ISO). After that you should be able to follow the Beginner's guide on arch's wiki.
The great thing about VMs is that you can play around them without the fear or massively fucking up something. That way, you can learn through experience without the risk of losing all your data.
You should also do some reading. The arch wiki and the gentoo handbook (or whatever it's called) are great resources. They will explain how certain things, like partitions should be done. If you want to know how something like partitions actually work, you should read up on wikipedia or some other sites (Wikipedia tends to be verbose and too in detail for a lot of people).
Use workstation it is loads more stable, the link I posted has a download and key for use till November 15th, use it.
Centos is a good distro that lets dig down into it but still has enough things built in so it is hard to "get stuck"
Time to install arch in a VM.
Maybe I just won't install a graphical environmental to force myself to use the terminal.
I got Gentoo working, but I'm having problems getting slim to start up Xfce. Xfce works on it's own if I use 'startx', so it's a problem with connecting the two. What happens when I log in is it gives me a black screen with that large 'X' cursor. Here's my slim.conf (comments omitted to make it shorter)
/etc/env.d/90xsessionCode:default_path /bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin default_xserver /usr/bin/X xserver_arguments -nolisten tcp -br -deferglyphs 16 halt_cmd /sbin/shutdown -h now reboot_cmd /sbin/shutdown -r now console_cmd /usr/bin/xterm -C -fg white -bg black +sb -T "Console login" -e /bin/sh -c "/bin/cat /etc/issue; exec /bin/login" xauth_path /usr/bin/xauth authfile /var/run/slim.auth numlock on login_cmd exec /bin/bash -login /usr/share/slim/Xsession %session sessionstart_cmd /usr/bin/sessreg -a -l :0.0 %user sessionstop_cmd /usr/bin/sessreg -d -l :0.0 %user daemon yes sessiondir /etc/X11/Sessions screenshot_cmd import -window root /slim.png welcome_msg Welcome to %host shutdown_msg The system is halting... reboot_msg The system is rebooting... current_theme gentoo_10_dark lockfile /var/run/slim.pid logfile /var/log/slim.log
VMware-player and Virtualbox aren't that bad compared to workstation.
if they get the job done, then why change?