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That bloody firmware package is causing me the same network issues again, but at least my computer works!
Seriously. I pinged google's dns and one of the responses took EIGHTY SIX FREAKING SECONDS! (and plenty more took well over 50 seconds). wth?
As much as I love Linux, stories like these are why it's not ready for the mainstream desktop yet.
But hey, at least you got it working again!
@RiderExMachina I wouldn't generalize that on Linux itself. I've ran systems which have been stable for years without any problem, my parents have been on the same Linux system without a problem for five years now.
For me it's windows which fucks up whenever I use it (don't have to use it anymore luckily).
Not saying this rant isn't valid in any way, hell I helped her debugging for a little, but generalizing one entire system because it fucks up for one person.... :)
@Root Wish I could have helped. I have fixed so many issues with Linux in the past 😅
Specifically, I could have helped you with the crypto and lvm stuff. I'd bet the commands you needed were:
cryptsetup /dev/mapper/debian-root dr_crypt
mount /dev/mapper/dr_crypt /mnt/os_root
Also, when chrooting from a live disk to your OS's main folder, if you want to run commands, it's good to do the following:
mount -o rbind /dev/ /mnt/os/dev
mount -o rbind /sys/ /mnt/os/sys
mount -o rbind /proc/ /mnt/os/proc
mount -o rbind /run/ /mnt/os/run
It'll allow you to run Grub commands and initramfs commands from the chroot shell.
Sudo apt-get install -reinstall (two dashes) firmware-realtek in a chroot. Check the gentoo install guide for proper binding inside a chroot and don’t forget to mount all volumes.
@PhilWerman Oh I'm not saying that Linux distro's don't have problems. I'm just saying that giving this rant as reason as for why Linux wouldn't be (according to you) suitable as a desktop system isn't something I can agree on as you're talking about one system against hundreds of other distro's.
Also, most people don't have 'advanced' stuff like hdd encryption!
I don't know why, but I imagined this story in a book with a title like "linux adventures".
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