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#1 2012-11-19 11:42:34

mastis
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Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

I'm thinking to abandon the arch/ab. I don't want to use the systemd and kinda tired to rolling releases. I want something more stable. Have you moved to another distro? What made you to choose that distro? Currently i'm thinking to move on to the slackware or the pc-bsd or maybe even the depain. Haven't decided yet, but i would like hear your comments and thoughts.

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#2 2012-11-19 12:37:30

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

I think Salix is a very good choice... It combines the pros of slackware and it comes with slapt-get/gslapt and Sourcery
for easier package management (especially the dependency handling) and maintenance.
You can try the lxde ISO and with a few modifications turn it into openbox w/ lxpanel. but it also has
fluxbox, xfce and ratpoison versions....  It's fully backwards compatible with Slackware, fast and stable.
If i abandon Arch and Archbang i will probably go for salix or aptosid with openbox...
http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/Home

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#3 2012-11-19 12:49:52

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Was thinking about this over weekend, Kwort sounds interesting but is very early in development. Of course there is Crunchbang i love the polished clean look out of the box.


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#4 2012-11-19 16:24:53

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

PC-BSD (FreeBSD), is very stable. It is easy to set up, the community is good, the documentation is excellent.

Once set up how you like it, you wouldn't know you aren't using a Linux distro in your daily use. It boots a bit slower, which is due to its server ancestry I think.

You won't be upgrading into sudden cutting edge changes as you will with Arch. & systemd is just not going to happen in the BSD world (I think I can safely say that).

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#5 2012-11-19 16:33:50

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

As I said before  I will choose aptosid or siduction but are willing to try anything that meets these features:
1. systemd free,
2. rolling release ( I don't want a regular reinstallation);
3. binaries, no need to build everything like in gentoo,
4. good dependency handling,
5. a good package manager ( I hate synaptic but updating in aptosid should be done in init 3 and works great, although slower than pacman.
6. not the latest packages are needed but also not too slow updating of packages.


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#6 2012-11-20 01:26:18

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Thank you guys. I had to abandon the PC-BSD because the support for fglrx is very poor. The Kwort pointed me to the CRUX. I really liked it and decided to give it a try when i have some time. The CRUX also suffering lack of the fglrx support, so maybe the Aptosid might be the right choice after all. Something about the CRUX is so interesting so i go there first.

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#7 2012-11-20 06:38:42

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

I moved on.  Slackware + sbopkg + queues is pretty good.  I really don't understand what the fuss is all about with package dependencies.  It is not that demanding.  Plus it is something good to learn.  Just my opinion.  Community support is good too.  Just like here.  I don't post much, but read quite a bit.

In addition, I tried LFS.  I love it and use it too.  The books (LFS and BLFS) are extremelly well made.  You can't have more cutting edge that that.  It ain't that complicated to install, it just takes time.  I built it using Slackware 14 as host.  The is not a lot of activity on the forum.  Which is kind of a plus and questions get normally answered.  Mailing lists are pretty active.

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#8 2012-11-30 06:05:06

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Staying with Archbang running OpenRC.

I can live with only one system component infested by mr. poettering (udev).

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#9 2012-11-30 06:39:41

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Still playing with AB with OpenRC and mdev. Trying to make it more stable at the moment but it does work.  Does that make it ArchBangtoo? lol


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#10 2012-11-30 13:16:54

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

I have debian SID in my laptop, and I also am testing Salix (Slackware) and Sabayon (Gentoo).

But now, if all develops well, I will stay with Archbang running OpenRC.

Zukrut

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#11 2012-11-30 20:42:53

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

I have been running Bodhi Linux for a while.  I wanted to try out Enlightenment.  I like Enlightenment, though it makes me wonder what is going on when they take a decade to develop it and then have new alpha releases every other day.  Being Ubuntu based has it benefits from when it comes to installing things like games from Humble Bundle (almost always you can get a .deb file).  I also installed the Ubuntu software manager with the thought of using to buy stuff (paid software, magazines, etc).  Plus with Steam coming Ubuntu's way first it seemed worth while.

I discovered the package bloat appears to be excessive on the Ubuntu side.  I can't believe some of the dependencies I have seen get pulled in.  I also feel a little lost on the system.

I find myself frequently going back to the Arch website for getting information.  I don't have a problem with Systemd and love the control (or at least knowledge) of my install I have.  I did an "Arch" install on a small home server and did not have a problem.  I plan on installing Arch on a HTPC I ordered.  I haven't decided if I will use Enlightenment or stick with Openbox.


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#12 2012-11-30 21:20:06

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Steam is running on more than just Ubuntu.

Manjaro (Arch based) is running Steam, I have it installed.

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#13 2012-12-02 02:13:52

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Latest aptosid (yearly release?) is out.

As the saying goes, "Give a man Ubuntu, and he'll learn Ubuntu. Give a man SUSE, and he'll learn SUSE. But give a man Slackware, and he'll learn Linux." I've been building my own SlackBuilds lately for my own version of SlackBang.with a stable 3.6.8 smp kernel. I've switched my Gentoo box back to Slack after 10 years. I can keep Slack as up to date as Gentoo or Arch with homemade SlackBuilds that take less time to make and compile than Gentoo and I trust my own package builds more than Arch's.

Still running ArchBang with systemd, and ArchBang with OpenRC and mdev.


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#14 2012-12-02 06:29:47

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

About the new aptosid release:

We finally have the pleasure to announce the immediate availability of the aptosid 2012-01 "Θάνατος" release, shipping in the following flavours:

    KDE-lite, amd64, en/ de, ≈635 MB.
    KDE-lite, i686, en/ de, ≈630 MB.
    KDE-full, amd64+i686, en/ de (cz, da, es, fr, it, ja, nl, pl, pt, pt_BR, ro, ru, uk through liveapt) ≈2.1 GB.
    XFCE, amd64, en/ de, ≈515 MB.
    XFCE, i686, en/ de, ≈510 MB.

For technical  details: http://aptosid.com/index.php?module=new … lay&sid=38
Thanatos means death, what I find a very strange name for a release...


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#15 2012-12-05 10:11:38

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

I have also moved to Siduction Linux. It handles my multi-disk btrfs root filesystem with no intervention or special configuration. It still uses SysV init. It is extremely lightweight. It is a rolling release with very up-to-date components (e.g., yesterday I got the 3.6.9 kernel, which was released the day before yesterday).

It is so good it has entirely put a stop to my formerly inveterate distro-hopping. The downside is that not distro-hopping is more boring.

Tim

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#16 2012-12-22 06:40:00

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Still working on SlackBang. Updated to the 3.7.1-smp kernel today on Slackware-Current. Can't get icons on openbox-menu yet

JSB1kl.png


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#17 2012-12-22 06:51:39

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

WOW! smile

Do not worry about icons we want to test it


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#18 2012-12-22 07:35:15

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Maybe this thread http://bbs.archbang.org/viewtopic.php?id=1203
and the contents of the related Aur package can be of help for the icons.


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#19 2012-12-22 09:28:01

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

nice work Stan, can't wait to take it out for a spin.
smile

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#20 2012-12-23 00:41:45

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

+1, I would LOVE to test it!!!

Cheers


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#21 2012-12-23 12:07:24

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

ArchVortex wrote:

Still working on SlackBang. Updated to the 3.7.1-smp kernel today on Slackware-Current. Can't get icons on openbox-menu yet

You need imlib2 before you compile openbox.

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#22 2013-01-14 08:50:22

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

This is how the latest SlackBang looks. The .iso stills needs lots of tweaking but it is getting there as I have very little free time at the moment. Modified Onyx widget with DarkCold4 theme.

EXGZml.png


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#23 2013-01-14 11:13:55

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Working on a i3 version of Archbox

2013_01_14_170649_1360x768_scrot.jpg


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#24 2013-01-14 12:17:14

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

I'm an i3 fan. Looks good.

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#25 2013-01-14 12:39:29

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

@Ninja-1 Not quite got the hang of it yet, there is of cause March [based on Arch] that uses i3. There are some sweet set ups over at !#.


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#26 2013-01-15 02:41:50

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Porteus, as a fork of Slax is Slackware based.  Its 64bit version comes with KDE4+LXDE...the current RC1 for version 2.0 weighs in at around 220 mb due to xzm compression..kernel 3.7.1 .. slackware 14 compatible..
As we all know , where theres LXDE, theres openbox...so with a little adding configs, tint2, conky, openbox-menu, feh, conkyswitcher, and even xcompmgr....   we have PorteusBang!  or at least porteusbox
I've gone as far as removing the KDE module.. but this seems to break some things...still runs tho..   
If you like choice, Porteus has more options than you can point a stick at.
Not that i'm moving on from archbang just yet..  smile

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#27 2013-01-15 02:49:02

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

What exactly does it break? It really depends on how much of KDE crosses over to LXDE. Might take a look smile


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#28 2013-01-15 03:08:35

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

I don't quite remember,sorry..it may have been something unrelated to kde...I'm not in the least methodical.. there seems to be a preference for gtk apps over kde ones, so most things are covered.. and making modules from txz packages is easy for filling in the gaps..  or compiling..
the good thing with porteus is that you break it as much as you want while in ram... delete or shift to a different changes folder and start afresh..being frugal in nature...

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#29 2013-01-15 03:17:52

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Just fired up rc2 [Xfce4] really fast loading live [3.7 kernel]. Not sure which version you are using some docs state trinity/Razor QT over KDE. Might be worth your while posting for help on there forums. Nice find thanks for sharing smile


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#30 2013-01-15 03:28:24

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Razor is 32bit version which they say run in openbox-session,  so maybe it could boxified...
I seem to remember now it was the QT part that must have been in the KDE module  which messed up nvidia(and ati) configuraters..
I actually dont mind KDE4,  once i make it look like openbox...even with conky and tint2  ;p

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#31 2013-01-16 07:43:18

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

once again i agree with pablokal, aptosid with openbox is a very nice choice smile

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/83 … 1920x.png/

pablokal wrote:

Thanatos means death, what I find a very strange name for a release...

yeap... it's a tradition in aptosid to name the releases with words from greek mythology,
for example the previous release was named  ponos (means pain, he was the son of greek godess of chaos Eris)
the newest one was named after thanatos, the daemon personification of death...
roll

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#32 2013-01-21 16:45:28

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

It looks like CRUX 3.0 (optimized for x86_64 only) -which is good! - is finally out.
I'm not "moving" to crux,
but being that historically, CRUX was the inspiration for Judd's original Arch, it's more of an interest to me -whenever I get an entire day to play with it.

mmm, I already like the BSD-style ports tree, 
BUT oh no, there is NO "systemd" !!!??? <- /sarcasm
smile

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#33 2013-01-21 21:01:44

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Thinking of moving as well looking for a rolling release bistro as I don't wanna have to do a complete overhaul looking for a clean install as well as stability.. and choices,,, open suse tumbleweed seems nice any one try it yet??? I like archbang and arch related distros but I also like trying new things to get a better feel overall for linux.. I was a windows user all my life... with so many choices out there its hard to pick on

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#34 2013-01-22 12:07:00

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Opensuse/Tumbleweed looks interesting, but I wouldn't call opensuse that "new". ?
Arch/Archbang, and Gentoo/Sabayon, are probably the newest "TRUE"-Rolling/Bleeding-edge Release's out there, still, but as you mentioned, it comes at a cost too.

It kinda reminds me of that 'ole Unix/OS saying (and yes, long before even Linux came on the scene):
"... you can have 1./ Speed, 2./ Stability/Security, and 3./ Ease of Installation/Automation"
BUT, you can only pick ONE of those. !
wink

and that "golden rule", is definitely still true, even after ALL these years' -just look at at Win8 ?! -Lol.

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#35 2013-01-24 09:17:27

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

crux3.0 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pSiXCBFn_s
... this is about the fastest CRUXBang (crux3.0-x86_64 + openbox) installation I've setup in awhile ?
wink
-actually, it's NOT a full cruxbang, but I do like the extra tips he throws in, like:  "wget .... linux-3.7.4..." latest kernel, fasm, and the lilo.conf, (or grub2).
There's also a nice look into "make menuconfig", with an amd64 processor build, ... makes it look simple and fast, even after you slow the video down.
Crux's good 'ole rc/init's, was extremely fast/slim, compared to the "bloated" systemd Arch presently uses. Of course, it's not fully loaded yet.

Souce-distro's, such as CRUX (from scratch), have come a long way, it's easier than LFS.
But as great as CRUX is (especially for learning linux, or a server?) though, the "mighty" Arch/Archbang still rules, as far as the everyday PC/Desktop users', ... if you consider truly everything.

I can now see where Arch's inspiration came from CRUX,
but I'm also pretty sure that CRUX's inspiration originally came from Slackware.

...still lookin' around

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#36 2013-01-24 10:15:48

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where


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#37 2013-01-24 10:38:34

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Mr Green wrote:

You mean it won't look like this: ?  wink
(btw, startin' to like crux a bit, but there's a lot of (missing)ports that still need to be built for crux yet.).
I should have built this using the newer 3.7.4  kernel.
crux3cruxbang.png

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#38 2013-01-24 10:47:03

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Think building and installing all required deps manually would put me off.


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#39 2013-01-29 21:43:24

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

soo im back to archbang.. gave it a few days.. tumbleweed is okay.. just alot of things i didnt like... for instance.. when installing it probes the usb drives first.. so it messes up the grub config.. cus instead of the hdd being sda. it names it sdb.. well that was a pain in the ass.. wifi was a pain to do... and ur right guys its not really bleeding edge.. so im back to this.. prolly gonna pull open box out and install kde.. just gotta read up on it

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#40 2013-01-30 01:04:41

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

You will find conkygui in aur

packer -S conkygui

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#41 2013-01-30 16:48:20

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

so i did that everything installed fine no errors in installation.. but when i try to open conkygui it wont open by clicking on the icon in the menu. i try to type conkygui in terminal and this is what i  get


[antihero@Antibang ~]$ conkygui
mkdir: created directory ‘/home/antihero/.conkygui’
‘/usr/share/doc/conkygui/variables.xml’ -> ‘/home/antihero/.conkygui/variables.xml’
SCALA_HOME: /usr/share/scala
CLASSPATH:  /usr/share/conkygui/lib/bsaf-1.9-RC3.jar:/usr/share/conkygui/lib/vldocking-3.0.0.jar:/usr/share/conkygui/conkygui.jar:/usr/share/scala/lib/scala-library.jar
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: scala.collection.immutable.List$.range(II)Lscala/collection/Traversable;
    at models.UserPreferences.<init>(UserPreference.scala:134)
    at models.UserPreference$.readFile(UserPreference.scala:78)
    at models.UserPreference$.getInstance(UserPreference.scala:59)
    at views.windows.ConkyGUI.<init>(ConkyGUI.scala:80)
    at controllers.ConkyGUI.startup(ConkyGUI.java:43)
    at org.jdesktop.application.Application$1.run(Application.java:179)
    at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(InvocationEvent.java:251)
    at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEventImpl(EventQueue.java:721)
    at java.awt.EventQueue.access$200(EventQueue.java:103)
    at java.awt.EventQueue$3.run(EventQueue.java:682)
    at java.awt.EventQueue$3.run(EventQueue.java:680)
    at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    at java.security.ProtectionDomain$1.doIntersectionPrivilege(ProtectionDomain.java:76)
    at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:691)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(EventDispatchThread.java:244)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(EventDispatchThread.java:163)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:151)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:147)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:139)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:97)
[antihero@Antibang ~]$


any ideas?

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#42 2013-01-30 17:29:49

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

looks like conkygui has been abandoned.  If you ever have problems with a package in AUR, it's always worth reviewing the comments at aur.archlinux.org

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/conkygui/

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#43 2013-02-13 14:20:26

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Another good alternative for those looking for a non-systemd distro is Slackel.
It's a greek distro that now comes with openbox. It's based on slackware 14 and It's fully compatible with slackware and salix.
The setup is similar to Archbang (the menu is almost the same and uses tint2, spacefm, viewnior etc) so if you try it you will feel like home tongue.
Slackel comes with the 3.7.1 kernel and, just like Salix, uses Gslapt and Sourcery for easier package management which is helpful for newcomers.
The only thing i didn't like on slackel is that it comes with too many pre-installed applications (at least for my taste).
However removing those is just a few clicks away so it's not a big deal really.
Also i found a few bugs (mixed language n spacefm menu for example) and some difficulties installing
some apps like pcmanfm due to dependency issues... hopefully they will be fixed soon...

For more info:
Slackel homepage
Default setup screenshot
My screenshot

Last edited by xtremyst (2013-02-13 14:23:48)

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#44 2013-02-13 14:31:35

pablokal
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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Thanks xtremyst; looks very interesting....the language problem in Spacefm is solved when you look here: http://www.slackel.gr/slackelmulti/xoop … tent_id=78
I will give it a try when I find the time.
More info:
http://www.slackel.gr/slackelmulti/xoop … ng=english

The software choice is not really to my taste but that is not a problem.


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#45 2013-02-13 15:32:55

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

ah, nice, thanx a lot pablocal... since i'm greek it didn't bother me enough to look for a solution big_smile
good to know it's solved though.

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#46 2013-02-14 01:59:29

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Always liked Austrumi

2013_02_14_065842_1280x1024_scrot.jpg


Comments, suggestions please feel free to contact me mrgreen(at)archbang(dot)org

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#47 2013-02-28 15:03:03

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Re: Moving on to another distro? Tell me why and where

Looks nice; especially here and fvwm is a very interesting window manager, that I discovered by trying livarp.


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