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When you're sick of Arch Linux ability to brick your system and you try to install a more stable distro like Linux mint.

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  • 3
    Ah, alt+ctrl+f2 only brings to a black screen, no console.
  • 3
    @pily turn off and on hehe ?
  • 6
    I'm running arch for ages without problem. I don't think the distro is the problem 😎
  • 5
    In the years of running Arch I have NEVER had it brick my system.

    Ubu, Deb, fed, mint have all bricked my system but Arch I found was stable as fuck.

    long live arch!

    Protip: only install minimal stuff what you really need without gnome or KDE and you will be fine. :) I use i3 with a standard lightdm greeter. And utilising i3lock, Compton, Rofi for running tasks and switching workspaces.

    Atom and Vim for code, Emacs Evilmode for agendas and to do :)
  • 1
    Roll your own, with gentoo as base for example , tar and gzip it, dump on next computer, repeat.
    It's been years I've run an installer, no surprises this way
  • 1
    @nbamaral I plan on doing this with a OS i'm working on :). Gentoo based actual Dev Machine.
  • 1
    @nbamaral I will build it whilst listening to "Technologic" by Daft Punk. :P
  • 0
    Most of mine run gentoo, just don't start from scratch, a lot easier this way :-)
  • 0
    @nbamaral Well I could do it with LFS and become a *Nix GOD :)
  • 0
    @pchater LFS it's great for a learning experience, not too practical in a day to day base. Gentoo through USE it's great to define exactly what features software should use.
    Not so great if you don't update it often, things break :-D
  • 0
    @nbamaral It all depends on how robust and future proof you make it. ;)
  • 2
    @Artemix nope. ubuntu is based on debian and it's the most stable distro i.e less or no troubles and easier to install and get help if needed
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    @Artemix well, they have disabled web search by default starting from 15:10 "i guess" and regarding the third party softwares , well, they are optional.
  • 2
    @Artemix that's strange! I'll check it out, if true that it connects to Amazon then I am out of ubuntu for ever . thnx for sharing
  • 1
    @MunzMan you should watch Richard Stallman rant about Canonical being Evil Corp.
  • 0
    To those who wrote that their system never broke, good job.
    But I like to play around with lots of stuff and not always I can get my system working again.
    Ex. In the same day I got back to arch (Pacman + aur is unbeatable to me) and now a standard installation following step for step the guide as I already did 10 times doesn't work. Gdm keeps telling me he's sorry and my gnome-session won't start.
  • 1
    @pily Don't use GDM or Gnome :P

    Use openbox(at least)/i3/lightdm <3
  • 0
    @pchater i'm trying to setup bspwm, I've seen some pretty good looking configs and I'm interested in it. I already use tilling on gnome.
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