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toddaa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 09:58 PM
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Poll question: Favorite independent distro
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I stopped distro hopping two years ago, after installing Arch Linux, which is the simplest distro I've ever worked with. Not the easiest, but definitely the simplest. Occasionally, I browse DistroWatch to see what's up, but doubt I'll ever be tempted to try another distro ever again.

Curious if there are other Linux users whose lives don't revolve around the months of April and October.

Poll result (6 votes)
Gentoo (1 votes, 17%)Vote
Mandriva (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Arch Linux (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Slackware (0 votes, 0%)Vote
PCLinuxOS (3 votes, 50%)Vote
Linux From Scratch (1 votes, 17%)Vote
Other (non Debian/Fedora/Suse based distro) (1 votes, 17%)Vote
Fearful of Linux back alleys. Sticking with the big boys (0 votes, 0%)Vote

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  -Favorite independent distro toddaa  Feb-01-11 09:58 PM   #0 
  - I'm still playing around with distros. I just spent the early part of the week mucking around with  struggle4progress   Feb-02-11 12:47 AM   #1 
  - Arch Linux is very different from Ubuntu  toddaa   Feb-02-11 08:03 AM   #4 
  - OK. Bit-torrent download of netinstall iso was pretty fast. Mindless install seems straightforward  struggle4progress   Feb-02-11 01:16 AM   #2 
  - Got the dreaded black screen ten minutes into the install -- sometime after the build started  struggle4progress   Feb-02-11 01:37 AM   #3 
  - Is that before installing X windows?  toddaa   Feb-02-11 08:07 AM   #5 
     - Yes, it occurs during the build stage of the netinstall. I wasn't watching closely:  struggle4progress   Feb-02-11 01:15 PM   #6 
     - Well, I finally got the base install working. Still trying to get X working  struggle4progress   Feb-03-11 01:15 AM   #8 
  - OK. Downloaded core iso to replace netinstall iso. Finally got thru the basic install and reboot  struggle4progress   Feb-02-11 05:48 PM   #7 
  - X is working. Gnome isn't yet. Egads! If I do this enough, I'll fuggin know linux  struggle4progress   Feb-03-11 02:10 AM   #9 
  - OK. I have a graphical login and can boot into gnome  struggle4progress   Feb-03-11 03:07 AM   #10 
  - Comments: The setup is tedious. It seems like a good way to get a second intro  struggle4progress   Feb-03-11 03:21 AM   #11 
  - Gotta remember the Arch Linux way  toddaa   Feb-04-11 07:18 AM   #15 
     - AUR does seem to be a bit of a frontier town. I thought I'd install unetbootin  struggle4progress   Feb-10-11 06:45 AM   #18 
  - Didn't have any trouble installing Gimp, Octave, and OpenOffice  struggle4progress   Feb-03-11 05:03 PM   #12 
  - OK. So now I'll try to put it on my AAO netbook  struggle4progress   Feb-03-11 08:57 PM   #13 
  - Gotta give you credit for persistance  toddaa   Feb-04-11 07:11 AM   #14 
     - WICD seems to be incompatible with the ath5k wireless driver I need  struggle4progress   Feb-08-11 02:42 PM   #16 
  - Finally got wireless working on the AAO  struggle4progress   Feb-09-11 08:39 PM   #17 
  - Puppy Linux  lbrtbell   Feb-11-11 06:09 PM   #19 
  - Never could get wireless working on my AAO in Puppy when booted off thumbdrive  struggle4progress   Feb-12-11 02:10 PM   #20 
  - After about a week of this, I've reached the conclusion that the best way to learn Arch  struggle4progress   Feb-13-11 04:59 AM   #21 
  - Got webcam working and some of the function keys, including standby and audiomute  struggle4progress   Feb-26-11 07:12 PM   #22 
  - I am a Gentoo die-hard, and the only one I know.  darkstar3   Mar-09-11 02:37 AM   #23 
  - After our conversation a few months ago, I set aside a machine for a Gentoo install:  struggle4progress   Mar-09-11 08:05 PM   #24 
  - OK. I just tried a first dry-run gentoo install on virtualbox. Result: kernel panic.  struggle4progress   Mar-10-11 09:54 PM   #25 
     - Do yourself a favor:  darkstar3   Mar-10-11 11:43 PM   #26 
        - Thanks. I'll try that.  struggle4progress   Mar-11-11 12:57 AM   #27 
        - Genkernel's something of a resource hog. I've got to plan this more carefully to avoid  struggle4progress   Mar-11-11 02:20 AM   #28 
  - I MAY have to make a retraction...  darkstar3   Mar-14-11 03:53 AM   #29 
  - +! I've been putting Arch on a new build, and I'm beginning to like it.  struggle4progress   Apr-05-11 12:42 PM   #30 
  - A lot of people seem to to pointing at Pardus, which is a Turkish government project  struggle4progress   Apr-14-11 11:32 PM   #31 
 

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