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by samriggs
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Thank God im an IDIOT that protects himself
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: Thank God im an IDIOT that protects himself

we've all probably been there a few times. once I wiped out my back up external including all the files. I also did what you did a few times and had to do reinstalls, now when I am not using an arch base rolling release or on my family computers I just do clean installs, even if it's an upgrade from...
by samriggs
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Adventures in Manjaro...
Replies: 77
Views: 7752

Re: Adventures in Manjaro...

Yeah rolling can make a lot of sense in certain use-cases such as yours. Honestly I'm a bit of a hound for new software myself 'just because' so I always upgrade as soon as a new Mint release is available. Rolling does have its appeal but honestly given my experience I would probably just go back t...
by samriggs
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Adventures in Manjaro...
Replies: 77
Views: 7752

Re: Adventures in Manjaro...

I still have mint but rarely ever use it anymore, my family does to make it easier on me for issues though. This is my workstation and I need the newer upgrades for a lot of software I use and kernels and since it takes me days to reinstall a rolling release just makes sense to me and why I use it, ...
by samriggs
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Adventures in Manjaro...
Replies: 77
Views: 7752

Re: Adventures in Manjaro...

yup it's not for everyone, rolling releases are more work and arch base is even more work. Mint is stable and works, which is why I have family on it. Cinnamon is also a community project on manjaro, any time I use a rolling release I make sure I choose a flag ship de instead just because it seems t...
by samriggs
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Adventures in Manjaro...
Replies: 77
Views: 7752

Re: Adventures in Manjaro...

ya I add some things from aur myself, I like that repository to much, always have. it's like being a kid in a candy store. Remember mate is a community project over there also and since it's basically run by mint (so I take it) it should run better on mint. I do think it might be mate issue with arc...
by samriggs
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Adventures in Manjaro...
Replies: 77
Views: 7752

Re: Adventures in Manjaro...

I see that Manjaro Linux is based on Arch. - What does Manjaro Linux buy you that isn't in Arch Linux? - Did you install systemd or openrc? - Which display manager did you install (lightdm, sddm, ...)? KDE 5 or Plasma & Framework & Applications, imho is different enough from KDE 4 and that is diffe...
by samriggs
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Adventures in Manjaro...
Replies: 77
Views: 7752

Re: Adventures in Manjaro...

:lol: isn't that animal from days gone by in wrestling the father of macho man's wife elizabeth? sad I know that much about wrestling, I had a dad that loved watching it and went to live events when i was younger. You know if it ever works for you should write a tutorial about it. This might help yo...
by samriggs
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google hit with record 2.4 bn euro EU fine
Replies: 37
Views: 1639

Re: Google hit with record 2.4 bn euro EU fine

funny discussion. google is in the business of making money like any other buisness. money, money, money. why does this surprise anyone that will they will self promote their products as I take it thats what this is about. or make money through data collection etc etc etc.... As far as being a monop...
by samriggs
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Books and instructional videos
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: Books and instructional videos

dont forget edx the courses are free but you can get certified for a small price. https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-linux-linuxfoundationx-lfs101x-1 and there is a list of a crap load of computer science (just dang computer courses) https://www.edx.org/course/subject/computer-science various o...
by samriggs
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Adventures in Manjaro...
Replies: 77
Views: 7752

Re: Adventures in Manjaro...

:lol: all that installing would drive me nuts Well seems you figured out the root issue with mate, that's a start. Mate is a community project over there also, sometimes they are great and alot of times they have one issue or another, depending on who is doing it. Ya I am not a fan of kde myself but...
by samriggs
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Adventures in Manjaro...
Replies: 77
Views: 7752

Re: Adventures in Manjaro...

yup thats one thing arch does supply, learning linux. I think everyone that has used it has learnt something, there is no real choice in the matter. That's why I don't recommend it to much, if you don't want to dig in to much but want more I just draw them to manjaro instead for rolling releases or ...
by samriggs
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Adventures in Manjaro...
Replies: 77
Views: 7752

Re: Adventures in Manjaro...

:lol: Got to hand it to you, you are one determined son of a gun. It's like a love/hate relationship you have going on with Manjaro there. Glad to see you drop mate though, I have a feeling that's what's been giving you all the headaches. Why KDE though ? If you have issues with KDE try xfce, I been...
by samriggs
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My appreciation of Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: My appreciation of Mint

for your camera you should be able to use the sd card or the usb to open up your images, also for gimp you can use ufraw plauin to import raw photo images and convert them in gimp http://ufraw.sourceforge.net/ you have it in your software manager no need to download it from the link I gave you, it's...
by samriggs
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Distro hopping
Replies: 71
Views: 4866

Re: Distro hopping

I had it installed for about 6 years, I used it for about 2 years before my first '5th update', and then left it alone until there were updates to photo handling libs and broke the system again. I have been missing it ever since installing Mint. I am not impressed with the current rollout. I instal...
by samriggs
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Distro hopping
Replies: 71
Views: 4866

Re: Distro hopping

Isn't Manjaro a user friendlier version of Arch? Yup it's the one I use, it's a rolling release also and a bit more stable then pure arch but there can be issues also as in all rolling releases. Any rolling release you have to know how to fix the odd bug that rises and what most folks don't do is, ...
by samriggs
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Distro hopping
Replies: 71
Views: 4866

Re: Distro hopping

Arch_Enemy give up on arch before it drives you over the deep end :twisted: It's a distro not meant for everyone, some folks love it and get it working good (or one of the others that use it as a base) then others can never get it going. I happen to love it and mint and others I know love it but I d...
by samriggs
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux 2017 – The Road to Hell
Replies: 34
Views: 2860

Re: Linux 2017 – The Road to Hell

this guys a joke ya I had an issue with my realtek card also, kept dropping, so I replaced with an intel one and the problem went away, no big issue, not a linux issue, it's a realtek issue and not supporting linux well enough, kernel 4.11 is suppose to finally fix the realtek issues, we'll see. If ...
by samriggs
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows Creator Update---ARGH!
Replies: 16
Views: 1057

Re: Windows Creator Update---ARGH!

he did because he can...this is "OPEN CHAT" section allowing you to talk about pretty much anything...its OPEN...also if you read the thread, it is his "WORK" computer, NOT his regular personal computer he is referring to...when you run programs in accounting and tax work, programs like turbo tax a...
by samriggs
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows Creator Update---ARGH!
Replies: 16
Views: 1057

Re: Windows Creator Update---ARGH!

why come to linux forum to complain about your windows system? we all pretty much know windows isn't good or at least not for us, that's why we use linux, some just use it for some software they can't run on linux and some like both. but shouldn't you be complaining about windows on a windows forum?...
by samriggs
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Distro hopping
Replies: 71
Views: 4866

Re: Distro hopping

There was a guy that made an Arch installer called Evo/Lution that made installing Arch as easy as installing Mint, but the Arch admins and community ganged up on him and he's removed all copies everywhere. He came up with a set of scripts that I used the other day. here is the link for this one: h...

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