Search found 43 matches

by Shadow in Fire
Sat May 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I still use 17.3?
Replies: 146
Views: 3660

Re: Can I still use 17.3?

Pretty sure 18.x uses systemd. Nearly certain, even. If you want to escape systemd, MX Linux probably is the best alternative. Has, but not enabled by default. Or you can try antiX (same developers), which has fewer options but entirely systemd-free. While Systemd is near-impossible to purge (due t...
by Shadow in Fire
Fri May 15, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I still use 17.3?
Replies: 146
Views: 3660

Re: Can I still use 17.3?

As someone who still uses 18.3, I can emphasize. The main reason I refuse to "upgrade" has to do with Systemd being forced as init. I actually tested an upgrade to 19.3 on a separate machine, and it was abysmal. A lot of my configs and other settings were totally ruined, even after updating my repos...
by Shadow in Fire
Fri May 01, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!
Replies: 45
Views: 2320

Re: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!

Yeah, certain essential packages in Xenial are strictly attached to it, so the least we could do is not boot from it. Devuan and MX GNU/Linux are just not that good enough for me to make the switch, since Debian just doesn't appeal to me. I'd much rather just install Artix GNU/Linux.
by Shadow in Fire
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!
Replies: 45
Views: 2320

Re: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!

I recently did a fresh install of 18.3, also to see if I could "nuke" Systemd early on. Unfortunately, the Systemd-free PPA still had UDisks2 and GVfs rely on packages such as Libpam-systemd, which in turn trigger Systemd. I also saw the likes of Disks and NetworkManager get included with the purge ...
by Shadow in Fire
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!
Replies: 45
Views: 2320

Re: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!

That one actually worked for me. Didn't need to change any configs. Still, completely fine with logging in via TTY. It's also essential, just in case I need to quickly fix something in my session that's also impacting Xorg or another graphical server of your choosing. You can even just have it take ...
by Shadow in Fire
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!
Replies: 45
Views: 2320

Re: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!

I messed around with it some more yesterday, and finally got it to go direct to the mdm graphical login screen. Oddly, I think it was upgrading the kernel from the one 18.3 came stock with to " linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-96-generic ". Before I had to login and password at a TTY screen, then issue m...
by Shadow in Fire
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!
Replies: 45
Views: 2320

Re: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!

To be honest, I'm not too bothered about the TTY thing. I just log in and type Startx (I use Xfce). I have noticed that one of the graphical display managers, LXDM, works on Systemd-disabled machines. Could you try installing that package and its dependencies (if necessary)? I actually like it bette...
by Shadow in Fire
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!
Replies: 45
Views: 2320

Re: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!

Entertaining thread. I also went through the same init distress when I realized how bloated of a mess Systemd was, and Upstart was at least still available in the 18.x series. Unfortunately, all my attempts to rip out Systemd permanently were in vain, as essential packages which rely on it were cand...
by Shadow in Fire
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: What is your gaming resolution?
Replies: 10
Views: 1651

Re: What is your gaming resolution?

It's tempting to go higher, but that involves a big investment. Even fairly modern games run well on an old AMD HD7850, which is the only thing in my system I haven't upgraded in the last few years. To go to a higher resolution, I'd need to invest in a new video card (which I plan to do soon, but i...
by Shadow in Fire
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Emulating Retro Platforms
Replies: 9
Views: 3007

Re: Emulating Retro Platforms

I like using the standalone emulators. I'd say RetroArch and the like would just add more bloat. Snes9x, FCEUX, Kega Fusion, ePSXe, PCSX2, VisualBoyAdvance, and MAME are what I use for emulation. Mednafen is perfect for anyone who wants a non-graphical emulator that spans MULTIPLE consoles, from PC-...
by Shadow in Fire
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Are You Killing Your SSD with Dual Boot ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3760

Re: Are You Killing Your SSD with Dual Boot ?

I don't believe in having more than one OS per drive, even if it's just another GNU/Linux distro. It's a risk not many people are aware of.

You have to dedicate a secondary machine or just go cold turkey. Back up first, though.
by Shadow in Fire
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What VPN is best for Linux?
Replies: 16
Views: 2959

Re: What VPN is best for Linux?

OpenVPN (optimized through PPA , since Ubuntu and Debian defaults are pretty far behind) is the best for connecting to any VPN that you have access to. NordVPN is a good service and they support OpenVPN. Check out this tutorial on downloading and setting up your OpenVPN with them. You can easily add...
by Shadow in Fire
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Xorg 1.19.x
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: Xorg 1.19.x

Totally needed this for version 18.3. I'm seeing little or no graphical glitches whatsoever now. Thank goodness.

It's a shame, because I was about to dump Xfce and go with a DE that fully supports Wayland (Xfce is still stuck in X11).
by Shadow in Fire
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Gaming
Replies: 44
Views: 5724

Re: Linux Gaming

i run epsxe through wine because it runs much better than running native in linux, but not sure which updates killed it :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: runs fine in arch linux, where i have wine blocked from updates . Interesting post. I also use ePSXe, but the native version works just fine for me. ...
by Shadow in Fire
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: (Solved) Xorg Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Xorg Problems

After nearly a month of no replies since my last one, I can safely confirm this issue has been solved. It's correct that a simple fix would be upgrading my GPU, as I was using a much older one. Not experiencing that issue anymore, although I will look more into the possibilities of Xorg memory leaks...
by Shadow in Fire
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: (Solved) Xorg Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Xorg Problems

I'd assume this isn't related to your issue, but this looks weird ID-1: / size: 109.91 GiB used: 90.51 GiB (82.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc1 90GiB used for / when you have a separate /home partition? Might that be because of RAID mode? Or Timeshift? I keep Timeshift data in that partition. That's a r...
by Shadow in Fire
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: (Solved) Xorg Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Xorg Problems

Sorry. Here's the output:

Code: Select all

redacted
by Shadow in Fire
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: (Solved) Xorg Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Xorg Problems

Here it is:

Code: Select all

redacted
by Shadow in Fire
Wed May 29, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: (Solved) Xorg Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 765

(Solved) Xorg Problems

I've been having issues with Xorg randomly bloating up and slowing down in terms of performance, likely triggered by a service. I'm using GNU/Linux Mint 18.3 (same as Ubuntu 16.04) and my WM is Xfwm4 (with Compton). I'm tired of having to restart Xorg every other minute. I'm not sure what's going on...
by Shadow in Fire
Mon May 13, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Tried the others, came back to Mint. It is good to be home...
Replies: 29
Views: 6410

Re: Tried the others, came back to Mint. It is good to be home...

Most distros are intended for technical and/or niche sides of computing. With Ubuntu and the like, more of the focus is on the desktop experience, especially if you are coming from Windows. Once you spend at least six months playing around and getting a feel for GNU/Linux, it gets easier to diagnose...

Go to advanced search