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by Shadow in Fire
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE main focus?
Replies: 28
Views: 2410

Re: LMDE main focus?

What if the developers considered basing the kernel on Devuan's (a non-Systemd fork of Debian, and just that), while allowing advanced users to select an init on a new install prompt (e.g. Systemd, OpenRC, SysVinit, Runit, Minit, InitNG)? That would solve the (many) issues people have been having wi...
by Shadow in Fire
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] how to install lm20 WITHOUT systemd, or remove it from LM 19
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: [SOLVED] how to install lm20 WITHOUT systemd, or remove it from LM 19

already downloaded it, but not yet installed! :D I have a partition, now occupied by a malfunctioning LM19.3, ready and waiting for it. I should try it too at some point. What is slightly putting me off is the statement on their website about using only packages from their repositories because othe...
by Shadow in Fire
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro - what's the big deal
Replies: 23
Views: 950

Re: Manjaro - what's the big deal

I'd consider Artix GNU/Linux to be the perfect middle ground. Not too upstream, but also not too outdated. It's pretty stable.
by Shadow in Fire
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: If Mint did decide to migrate the main edition to LMDE...
Replies: 15
Views: 650

Re: If Mint did decide to migrate the main edition to LMDE...

If that happened, that would be a lot better than relying on Canonical's Ubuntu as the default. You do have more technical flexibility with a Debian base, since non-free software isn't enabled by default. You might need to enable that in the repositories to get a certain driver or two working, but o...
by Shadow in Fire
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.3 to 20 - complete failure, extremely angry
Replies: 48
Views: 2374

Re: 19.3 to 20 - complete failure, extremely angry

Devuan is the only real choice nowadays for a Debian-based system that offers init freedom (Runit rules!). I held out for as long as I could with GNU/Linux Mint 18.3, but support ends in less than a year and PPAs aren't ideal for up-to-date software management. It was great while it lasted, but I do...
by Shadow in Fire
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [Howto] Install latest youtube-dl on LM20
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: [Howto] Install latest youtube-dl on LM20

In this case, updating to the latest build is extremely important, because Google continues to mess up the code and make it very difficult to download or stream (using Mpv or similar). :P

Also, this is very handy for clearing up 403 errors:

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$ youtube-dl --rm-cache
by Shadow in Fire
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My time has come :(
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: My time has come :(

I was in that situation with 18.3, but I only held on because I don't like being forced to use Systemd. If I could've used Runit or another init with GNU/Linux Mint, I would have stayed, since I'm tired of dealing with Poetteringcrap (e.g. PulseAudio, Avahi). That's when I decided it was time to mov...
by Shadow in Fire
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is Arch or Gentoo even worth it to install?
Replies: 23
Views: 1145

Re: Is Arch or Gentoo even worth it to install?

I wouldn't recommend Manjaro at all. Artix GNU/Linux is more user-friendly, while having the latest packages ready.
by Shadow in Fire
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [Howto] Install latest youtube-dl on LM20
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: [Howto] Install latest youtube-dl on LM20

Here's another method you could also try: $ wget -O - https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl | sudo tee /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl >/dev/null $ sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl Check the current version and upgrade (if outdated): $ youtube-dl --version $ sudo youtube-dl -U I do this my...
by Shadow in Fire
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How is Mint 20 Compared to Mint 19?
Replies: 41
Views: 3489

Re: How is Mint 20 Compared to Mint 19?

Cinnamon isn't meant for laptops or older desktops *cough* *splutter* :shock: ...what? Have I been doing it wrong all along? I don't think I have... Why on earth do you think that Cinnamon isn't meant for laptops? Sorry for the confusion. That was my wording at the time, but I actually meant to say...
by Shadow in Fire
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!
Replies: 54
Views: 4746

Re: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!

Thanks for this thread. I'm still on LM 17.2 because of SystemD. (I tried upgrading to 17.3 but wasn't thrilled with the changes) I've been considering installing LM20 on my other partition, (I've had 2 boot partitions for upgrades since LM 13. Been using Mint for 8+ years, but it looks like I'll h...
by Shadow in Fire
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How is Mint 20 Compared to Mint 19?
Replies: 41
Views: 3489

Re: How is Mint 20 Compared to Mint 19?

I heard it's better than 19.x, but that's just the reality of software updates. Also, which DE and/or WM that you use will determine the results. Cinnamon isn't meant for laptops or older desktops, whereas MATE could take its place (if you have less than 2 GB of RAM, use LXDE). Xfce might be the mos...
by Shadow in Fire
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I still use 17.3?
Replies: 195
Views: 9413

Re: Can I still use 17.3?

GNU/Linux Mint 18.3 (with Xfce) was just perfect in every single way, and I used that version of the distro the longest without an upgrade (things didn't feel right anymore). It's just a shame that support ends next year, and very few updates via the official repositories will remain (aside from the...
by Shadow in Fire
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!
Replies: 54
Views: 4746

Re: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!

Without thinking, ran the systemd command I always use (timedatectl set-local-rtc 1). MX told me to kick rocks. systemd not enabled, command not recognized. Able to change the setting in Date & Time, though. At least you got the warning. I didn't or missed seeing it in "depends" on my systemd free ...
by Shadow in Fire
Sat May 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I still use 17.3?
Replies: 195
Views: 9413

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: 195
Views: 9413

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: 54
Views: 4746

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: 54
Views: 4746

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: 54
Views: 4746

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: 54
Views: 4746

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...

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