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Can I ask for help in this forum if I am using some other distro ?

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Hi,
I am waiting for Mint 20 to be released. Presently I am using Manjaro.
There is no other distro forum as friendly as this one.
Can I ask for help here while using Manjaro ?
Last edited by xenopeek on Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:33 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: moved here as this isn't about Linux Mint
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Shouldnt be much of any problem to do so as long as its posted in the "Chat about Linux" section of the forums...DAMIEN
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DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:42 am
Shouldnt be much of any problem to do so as long as its posted in the "Chat about Linux" section of the forums...DAMIEN
Got it. Thanks.
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There are some manjaro users here (not me), but if a Linux distro user support forum isn't getting me anywhere I'm going to switch distros.

There are 2 Linux distros I've seen that are beginner suitable because of their support, Mint and Ubuntu.

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Hoser Rob wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:44 am
There are some manjaro users here (not me), but if a Linux distro user support forum isn't getting me anywhere I'm going to switch distros.

There are 2 Linux distros I've seen that are beginner suitable because of their support, Mint and Ubuntu.
I totally agree with you. I am waiting very eagerly for Mint 20. I will install it as soon as it gets released.
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Strange... I don't find Manjaro forum less friendly at all. At the same time, the two distros are so different to the point that I don't understand how can reasonably expect to find any relevant help here regarding Manjaro?

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Some people ask Cinnamon questions here when they're running Cinnamon on Manjaro.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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^Yes, actually that makes it even worse :mrgreen:. Manjaro Cinnamon is not an officially supported flavor but a community spin.

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linux_rules wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:31 am
Can I ask for help here while using Manjaro ?
“You can ask.”
— Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

:lol:

Seriously, ask. Just understand that we're not authorities on (or necessarily even knowledgeable about) Manjaro.
Please be polite and remember to mark your fixed problem [SOLVED].

Presently running Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.3.

Know when what you're doing is trying to fit a square peg in a round hole, and STOP.

Still looking for a new job.

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ColdBootII wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:50 pm
^Yes, actually that makes it even worse :mrgreen:. Manjaro Cinnamon is not an officially supported flavor but a community spin.
Why? Cinnamon specific questions are generally distro agnostic.
For custom Nemo actions, useful scripts for the Cinnamon desktop, and Cinnamox themes visit my Github pages.

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: Yes but when it comes to troubleshooting that might differ considerably.

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In think we are misunderstanding each other - when I say Cinnamon specific I mean questions that directly relate to the Desktop Environment and not the underlying distro whatever that may be.
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you can surely ask, about some issue, with another Linux System,
but, you could be somewhat limited, by the amount of forum.folks that have any experience, with your issue.

this scenario, would also happen, on the bigger, generic Linux Forums, as well.
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Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] - when your problem is solved!
and DO LOOK at those Unanswered Topics - - you may be able to answer some!.

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smurphos wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:08 am
In think we are misunderstanding each other - when I say Cinnamon specific I mean questions that directly relate to the Desktop Environment and not the underlying distro whatever that may be.
Of course, however, OP was formulated differently not can I ask for help using Cinnamon, but
Can I ask for help here while using Manjaro ?
And there was already a thread asking about Manjaro compatibility with particular hardware (from a new member). Manjaro mods would more than likely dispense such posts very quicky.

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Pierre wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:17 am
you can surely ask, about some issue, with another Linux System,
but, you could be somewhat limited, by the amount of forum.folks that have any experience, with your issue.
That's certainly a factor. And while we do allow established members to ask non-Mint questions in the chat section of the board, we generally suggest first time posters to rather use their distro's boards instead.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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'Friendliness' isn't always the issue. If you're a newbie using Debian and you ask the typical sort of beginner's question you'd find here or on ubuntuforums, they will usually be quite friendly and politely suggest you install Ubuntu or Mint instead of Debian.

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Yes. This is NOT the Arch-Linux forum! :lol:

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I'm actually waiting for the OP to describe the problem that needs solving here. :)
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