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    1. There seems to be a trend lately of people switching over to BSD operating systems. Having read some blog posts on the matter and now given the recent system-d controversy, I'm genuinely curious...

      There seems to be a trend lately of people switching over to BSD operating systems. Having read some blog posts on the matter and now given the recent system-d controversy, I'm genuinely curious to give FreeBSD or OpenBSD a go as my main OS.

      For those who have switched over to BSD, what are some problems you've encountered and/or what are some things you miss?

      33 votes
    2. I'm curious as to what the Tildes Linux/BSD community (and I suppose other answers like Windows or MacOS would be acceptable, though they may feel a bit more dry) use for their desktop. I imagine...

      I'm curious as to what the Tildes Linux/BSD community (and I suppose other answers like Windows or MacOS would be acceptable, though they may feel a bit more dry) use for their desktop. I imagine that Ubuntu and Gnome will dominate the answers as you would expect, but maybe you'll surprise me. Personally, I'm on Arch Linux with i3-gaps. I use Arch because I enjoy the DIY aspect of Linux as well as the aur and slim nature of Arch. I'd also be lying if I didn't say I use it partially just because I like the "pacman" pun.

      As for i3-gaps, I think that WMs are generally more customizable and good for 'ricing', plus they go with my workflow and are convenient in that they load faster and the likes, though I have to admit I have only ever used i3 (I've been considering trying out bspwm). So, what do you guys use? You can also of course share more information such as your shell or DM if you wanted, though I highly doubt anyone cares what display manager you us or anything.

      25 votes
    3. I was using Antergos for like 15 days and I really loved it! Not Antergos but Arch, I like how simple everything is in arch. Before installing antergos I tried to install arch on vm but failed. so...

      I was using Antergos for like 15 days and I really loved it! Not Antergos but Arch, I like how simple everything is in arch. Before installing antergos I tried to install arch on vm but failed. so i installed antergos with i3wm. somewhere i wanted to install vanilla arch.

      Initially I was referring to the wiki with elinks and doing it carefully but failed. my setup was going to be arch + grub + luks, for some reason grub didn't show up while booting. i also encountered other error which made grub-mkconfig to hang. later i decided to drop luks so arch + grub, but again same error.

      i've used debian family distros for a long time and grub was the most used bootloader so i wanted to install that. next i looked for a guide online and followed another guide which had same commands as arch wiki. again that failed.

      after some more searching i found archfi, so basically it is a script that will ask me questions and install everything. again that grub thing failed so i went with systemd for the second time with this script. & voila!

      later i used archdi to setup lightdm-gtk-greeter and installed i3wm.

      i didn't install it myself but i am happy with my arch and probably someday would do it myself.

      btw, i use arch

      10 votes
    4. For the uninitiated, you can visit puppylinux.org to get to know more about it. My first experience with Puppy wasn't good, since, for the life of me, I couldn't get the saves working. I still...

      For the uninitiated, you can visit puppylinux.org to get to know more about it.

      My first experience with Puppy wasn't good, since, for the life of me, I couldn't get the saves working. I still didn't, but I found that xenialpup does work for some reason, so I stuck with it.

      After that, it's been great, and although I don't like the UI and some of the default apps, it worked on every computer I've tried it on, and it's light enough to run well on ancient computers.

      As far as the tools go, it has everything I need to do my work, even if I'd prefer different tools (like vim and ranger).

      That is, of course, only a problem with the default configuration, and Puppy has a very convenient tool to remaster itself, which I'll be using these holidays. It's great to be able to build a more welcoming version for yourself without needing any knowledge or spending a lot of time.

      So, I just wanted to see what was your experience with Puppy, or, if you haven't tried it, what you think about it.

      10 votes
    5. So I am reading the cgroups manpage because I want to learn about... cgroups. It tells me that for CGroups V1, if I want to use specific features, my kernel needs to be configured. Either I missed...

      So I am reading the cgroups manpage because I want to learn about... cgroups. It tells me that for CGroups V1, if I want to use specific features, my kernel needs to be configured. Either I missed a section or it isn't there, because I don't see much mention of kernel requirements for CGroups V2.

      So, my question is, is my kernel ready for CGroups, or should I recompile? Should I be able to support both V1 and V2? The manpage says V1 was a heap, so I was thinking I might continue without it... ... ...

      CONFIG_CGROUPS=y

      # CONFIG_BLK_CGROUP is not set

      CONFIG_CGROUP_SCHED=y

      # CONFIG_CGROUP_PIDS is not set

      # CONFIG_CGROUP_RDMA is not set

      CONFIG_CGROUP_FREEZER=y

      # CONFIG_CGROUP_HUGETLB is not set

      # CONFIG_CGROUP_DEVICE is not set

      CONFIG_CGROUP_CPUACCT=y

      # CONFIG_CGROUP_PERF is not set

      # CONFIG_CGROUP_DEBUG is not set

      # CONFIG_NET_CLS_CGROUP is not set

      # CONFIG_CGROUP_NET_PRIO is not set

      # CONFIG_CGROUP_NET_CLASSID is not set

      edit: wowie markdown fix

      4 votes
    6. I just gave up on installing Gimp via flatpack because it required a 2GB download. I run i3 on top of Xfce. I have lots of Gtk libraries already. Storage is cheap and my internet has no limits,...

      I just gave up on installing Gimp via flatpack because it required a 2GB download. I run i3 on top of Xfce. I have lots of Gtk libraries already. Storage is cheap and my internet has no limits, but this seems very inefficient to me. What if I had to install all my software that way?

      28 votes
    7. Or phone, or after an OS reinstall, etc. Just got to thinking about it because I did a fresh install of Arch on my chromebook the other day, and I'd be curious what other people's priority...

      Or phone, or after an OS reinstall, etc. Just got to thinking about it because I did a fresh install of Arch on my chromebook the other day, and I'd be curious what other people's priority software installs are. For me, after the basics like drivers, it's xfce, Firefox, Transmission, Libreoffice, and VLC on linux. Pretty much the same on Windows, plus a few utilities like 7zip, PuTTY, and notepad++. For Android installs I grab nova launcher, Hangouts Dialer, F-Droid, NewPipe and MoonReader before anything else.

      EDIT: Forgot firefox on android, as well as ublock origin on all platforms.

      Also not completely sure if this belongs more in ~tech or ~comp.

      17 votes
    8. The first point release came out July 26, and enables upgrades from 16.04 LTS. https://blog.ubuntu.com/2018/07/26/first-point-release-of-18-04-lts-available-today Have you upgraded your desktop?...

      The first point release came out July 26, and enables upgrades from 16.04 LTS.

      https://blog.ubuntu.com/2018/07/26/first-point-release-of-18-04-lts-available-today

      Have you upgraded your desktop? Server?

      Happy with it? Any pitfalls?

      20 votes