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Billtoo


Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 3721
Location: Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Sun 12 Apr 2020, 18:06    Post subject: Other Distros  

I updated the Manjaro install on my Compaq Presario and switched to the
5.6.3 kernel:

Computer
Processor Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz
Memory 4030MB (700MB used)
Machine Type Desktop
Operating System Manjaro Linux
Date/Time Sun 12 Apr 2020 05:10:27 PM

Display
Resolution 3840x1080 pixels
OpenGL Renderer GeForce GT 430/PCIe/SSE2
Session Display Server The X.Org Foundation 1.20.8

Version
Kernel Linux 5.6.3-2-MANJARO (x86_64)
Version #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr 8 20:57:18 UTC 2020
C Library GNU C Library / (GNU libc) 2.31
Distribution Manjaro Linux

Working well so far.
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Baldronicus

Joined: 25 Apr 2008
Posts: 33

PostPosted: Wed 15 Apr 2020, 18:00    Post subject:  

Hi vtpup.

Please accept my apologies for the delayed response.

Thank you for the explanation regarding the attempted Grub4Dos installation. I would imagine that that could very well explain things.

Good that things are set up as you wanted. And yeah, what works is good Smile . Thanks.
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Billtoo


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Location: Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Sat 18 Apr 2020, 21:08    Post subject: Other Distros  

I intalled Manjaro to the hard drive of my HP desktop pc:

Computer
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1045T Processor
Memory 8154MB (786MB used)
Machine Type Desktop
Operating System Manjaro Linux
Date/Time Sat 18 Apr 2020 08:25:49 PM

Display
Resolution 3840x1080 pixels
OpenGL Renderer AMD REDWOOD (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.6.5-1-MANJARO, LLVM 9.0.1)
Session Display Server The X.Org Foundation 1.20.8

Version
Kernel Linux 5.6.5-1-MANJARO (x86_64)
Version #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Apr 17 18:26:37 UTC 2020
C Library GNU C Library / (GNU libc) 2.31
Distribution Manjaro Linux

No problems so far.
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Mon 20 Apr 2020, 09:57    Post subject:  

I've just installed the latest version of Absolute (released yesterday), which is one of the few distros left which is based on Slackware, and for the most part the things I had to say about it when I used it a couple of years ago are still true now. It has LibreOffice, which I've struggled to run in recent versions of Slackware (although Slackware will install LibreOffice from the Absolute DVD), but for some reason has abandoned Waterfox, which I thought worked very well on it, and gone back to Firefox.

It also doesn't have an e-mail client such as Thunderbird or Claws Mail included as standard, which I think is necessary for a mainstream distro, or a console-based file manager like Midnight Commander.

As before, it has a rather idiosyncratic implementation of IceWM which doesn't allow you to move a window to another workspace by clicking on the title bar (in fact I don't think it even has any other workspaces), and it's also difficult to change IceWM for another window manager if you prefer it. However, the themes supplied have improved somewhat from those previously supplied with the distro and there are a variety of colours available now with them and some good if subtle 3d effects with the toolbars and buttons too.

If you're not happy to stick with IceWM and the default configuration, however, my advice would be to install 64-bit Slackware instead and then grab the extra packages from the Absolute iso or DVD. What I tend to find with this distro is that its rigidity in, for example, only having one workspace available becomes frustrating for me in the end and usually means I don't keep it for very long.

[EDIT 17/05/2020: I have found a way to change the number of workspaces available in Absolute, and other options too if necessary, through the prefoverride file which I got from SUSE and which does what it says it does, i.e. overrides the icewm preferences file.]

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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Tue 21 Apr 2020, 19:41    Post subject: Other Distros  

I installed Xubuntu 20.04 beta to the hard drive of my HP desktop:

Computer
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100T CPU @ 3.20GHz
Memory 3888MB (750MB used)
Machine Type Desktop
Operating System Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Date/Time Tue 21 Apr 2020 07:19:09 PM

Display
Resolution 3840x1080 pixels
OpenGL Renderer Mesa Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 (SKL GT2)
X11 Vendor The X.Org Foundation

Operating System
Version
Kernel Linux 5.4.0-26-generic (x86_64)
Version #30-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 20 16:58:30 UTC 2020
C Library GNU C Library / (Ubuntu GLIBC 2.31-0ubuntu9) 2.31
Distribution Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP XFCE
XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP xubuntu

I haven't tested much yet but runs okay so far.
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Sun 10 May 2020, 17:46    Post subject:  

Another good one; Exton’s take on MX, which he released recently and has LXQt as its main window manager although it keeps the original XFce too. He's also upgraded the original Debian packages to the forthcoming Debian 11, and added his own kernel.

It looks good with its light grey theme and McLaren sportscar wallpaper (Exton clearly has a linking for fast cars), and works well with no "beeping" on my machine.

The only downside is that in common with other offerings I've tried from Exton it’s a bit light on software, so that even things like office suites don't come as standard; if you want something like LibreOffice you have to install it yourself.

http://www.exton.se/?p=2679

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peebee


Joined: 21 Sep 2008
Posts: 4391
Location: Worcestershire, UK

PostPosted: Sun 24 May 2020, 13:15    Post subject: ChromeOS  

This video:
Install Chrome OS On Your Laptop / PC Access Google Play and Linux on Chrome!
shows how to install ChromeOS onto a laptop or PC....

1. You don't have to use Linux Mint .... I used a much smaller and simpler download - Puppy Linux (UPupEF variant).
2. Does not work on old laptops or PCs that don't have UEFI booting.
3. You don't have to install to the internal hard disk - you can install to another usb external drive - I used a usb connected ssd drive and it worked fine.
4. You can edit the install.sh to remove the need for the figlet dependency.

My notes from the video:
Quote:
All Files Needed
Brunch Files: https://github.com/sebanc/brunch/releases
Chrome OS Files: https://cros-updates-serving.appspot.com/
Install.Sh File: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/shrikant2002/ChromeOS/master/install.sh

download
Brunch
rammus latest version from ChromeOS Files
install.sh (make exec)

move 3 files to usb frugal install

put in folder ChromeOS

right click on Brunch to extract
move 4 files from extract to Chromeos folder

right click on ChromeOS image to extract
rename to rammus_recovery.bin
move to ChromeOS folder

should be 6 files in ChromeOS folder

may need to edit drive id in install.sh /dev/sda

needs secure boot disabled and uefi boot enabled
boot and security in bios

boot from usb
enable internet
edit install.sh

get and install dependencies:
pv
cgpt

run install.sh

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quirkian2new

Joined: 06 Oct 2015
Posts: 152
Location: on the inter-planet train

PostPosted: Sat 30 May 2020, 22:39    Post subject:
Subject description: tinycore
 

Some guys made a re-master of Tinycore based on tinycore linux 10.1(x86), with 3 different flavours, can be boot frugally from harddisk by copying to root directory of partitions, with Firefox v71 :

http://pub.nicereader.net/10/tinycore_nr_wifi_firefox.iso

http://pub.nicereader.net/10/tinycore_nr_firefox.iso

http://pub.nicereader.net/10/tinycore_nr.iso
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enrique

Joined: 09 Nov 2019
Posts: 601
Location: Planet Earth

PostPosted: Sun 31 May 2020, 20:34    Post subject:  

I know mainstream could say same thing about Puppy.

But why downloading a remaster from China, korea or even Russia? Why not download from source?

But now that we are here. Do we have a Puppy derivative base on Tiny Core?
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rockedge


Joined: 11 Apr 2012
Posts: 1874
Location: Connecticut, United States

PostPosted: Sun 31 May 2020, 21:58    Post subject:  

Quote:
Do we have a Puppy derivative base on Tiny Core?


There has been work done in that direction: CorePup
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=108188
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enrique

Joined: 09 Nov 2019
Posts: 601
Location: Planet Earth

PostPosted: Sun 31 May 2020, 22:57    Post subject:  

rockedge
I was just reading it. There is so much history to learn on this forum. The other day some one said "If you are bore read a Book" . I know not for everyone as many are into the Social Network thing. But there is so much to read hear on the forum.

I found interesting page 6,
pUPnGO 6 to 20 MB iso
... https://archive.org/details/Puppy_Linux_pUPnGO
... https://archive.org/download/Puppy_Linux_pUPnGO
minux => ISO Image only 24 MB
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Colonel Panic


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Posts: 2177

PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun 2020, 02:14    Post subject:  

I've recently installed the release candidate of OpenSUSE 15.2 Leap (the so-called "non-rolling" version of the distro). It doesn't have as big a collection of software in its repositories as, say, Ubuntu or Debian but there's enough available for most daily tasks; it's also proving to be stable and everything works as it's supposed to.
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jul 2020, 03:43    Post subject:  

I've also installed the latest version of Zenwalk, 15.0 (released last week). It has a very dark default theme which might not be to everyone's taste, and limited options as standard to change it if you don't like it; however, it works well and I've had no problems with it so far. Also, being based on Slackware, it's very stable and doesn't "beep" on my machine.

It's interesting that Salix was started by some former Zenwalk devs and for a while it looked as though it was going to eclipse Zenwalk as a distro, but Zenwalk's still putting out editions and Salix hasn't been heard from for years now.

Slackel's also released a couple of betas of its forthcoming release (7.3), an Openbox one which works well and a MATE one I haven't tried yet. MX have released a beta of their forthcoming KDE edition, but sadly I've had much less luck with this one; it only loads XOrg at all in safe mode and there's no sound.

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ETP


Joined: 19 Oct 2010
Posts: 1202
Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue 07 Jul 2020, 04:35    Post subject: ubuntucinnamon 20-10 k5.4.0-26-generic
Subject description: Groovy Gorilla development release
 

Currently have the latest version

https://sourceforge.net/projects/ubuntu-cinnamon-remix/files/2020/20.10/cinnamonremix-20.10-unstable.20200701.iso/download

on test & it is very impressive especially considering it is tracking the development release of Ubuntu Groovy Gorilla, the final of which is not due out until Oct 2020.

It basically adds tweaks and improvements plus the Cinnamon desktop to Groovy. Updates are coming in by the day.
The improvements since I looked at the previous June release are staggering.

Firefox, Thunderbird & Celluloid (A front-end for mpv) are included. Full details containing numerous links follows:

https://ubuntucinnamon.org/kickoff-of-the-first-ubuntu-20-10-testing-week/

To my copy I have added Google Chrome, Opera, some utilities and a converted IP TV pet.
I also installed gtkdialog taken from Fossapup & installed some extra required libs/symlinks.

The following shared video of my copy gives a brief overview plus an idea of it's current performance:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xGbQYtioXt6mzoi48
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