Perpetual Linux Distro Thread

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  1. self_slaughter

    self_slaughter Member

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    Yeah, I was reading about that too. Not entirely sure what they did, if anything.. But it works well using a fully updated mint + 418 nvidia drivers on my system at least. No tweaking required. :)
     
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  2. Quadbox

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    This is really nothing like my experience of a true tiling wm though. But then hey, isnt it great we can all use different WMs :p (I use awesome these days, though I have in the past at various points used xmonad or i3 EDIT - Or for a very brief and particularly masochistic period, ratpoison)
     
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  3. flu!d

    flu!d Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

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    I'll be honest, I installed Xtile as it was interesting, bit I never use it. ;)
     
  4. GumbyNoTalent

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    Why awesome over i3?
     
  5. Quadbox

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    Just aesthetic choice. Xmonad was actually fantastic, but I shifted to awesome because lua configuration is a shitload easier (at least for me) to maintain than haskell configuration. Both of them are a lot more flexible than i3 at the expense of a worse default configuration
     
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    Still using i3 cause too lazy to change and it works and my config is all worked out.
     
  7. Quadbox

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    Yeah I see no compelling reason to use one of any of the above three over the other, once you've got a config that works for you. I mean, getting a config that works for you is such a non-trivial task that once you're there you might as well have a beer and take a break :p

    EDIT - Not that this is unique to tiling windowmanagers, I used to be a huge fan of FVWM back in the day (like fifteen+ years ago), which is a similar here-have-an-api-now-build-yourself-a-windowmanager-out-of-the-bits-we-give-you, except very much not tiling, and the language is python
     
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    E17(Enlightenment) for me, I even wrote code for it in the late 90s early 2000s
     
  9. Myne_h

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    Grrr

    Recalbox is irritating me.

    On USB: fine.

    On internal EMMC or SD:
    mount: mounting LABEL=RECALBOX on /new_root failed: No such file or directory Waiting for the root device

    Reason I want it on emmc/sd : IT's a compute stick
    Specifically boxstck1a32wfc

    With 1 usb port - which would be perfect for the usb xbox controller. Not too keen on using the hub for this.

    mount command shows

    Code:
    /dev/mmcblk0p1 on /media/ubuntu/BOOT type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=999,gid=999,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush,uhelper=udisks2)
    /dev/mmcblk0p2 on /media/ubuntu/RECALBOX type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks2)

    init in the /boot partition shows

    Code:
    #!/bin/ash
    
    do_root() {
        mount -t proc -o nodev,noexec,nosuid proc /proc  || return 1
        mount -t sysfs -o nodev,noexec,nosuid sysfs /sys || return 1
    
        # read the parameters
        read -r cmdline < /proc/cmdline
        for param in ${cmdline} ; do
            case ${param} in
                label=*) label=${param#label=};;
            esac
        done
    
        # look for devices
        mount -t devtmpfs none /dev
        while ! mount -o ro LABEL=${label} /new_root
        do
            echo "Waiting for the root device"
            sleep 1
        done
    
        # moving current mounts
        mount --move /sys  /new_root/sys  || return 1
        mount --move /proc /new_root/proc || return 1
        mount --move /dev  /new_root/dev  || return 1
    
        # switch to the new root
        exec switch_root /new_root /sbin/init || return 1
    }
    
    if ! do_root
    then
        echo "oooutch !"
        /bin/ash
    fi
    Only thing I can think is that the emmc driver isn't loaded during the UEFI boot process before handover. There is NO compatibility support module in these bioses.

    Any thoughts?
     
  10. waltermitty

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    What's your boot parameter in /boot/recalbox-boot.conf?
     
  11. Myne_h

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    I'll have to check tonight, but iirc it's one line with something like "sharedevice = local" which apparently just means local hdd.
     
  12. Myne_h

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    Yeah, it was that. Sharedevice=internal
     
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    Cool, it's neat when your entire init system is a shell script
     
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  14. Treggs

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    Is that a custom theme? If not, link please? Me likee!
     
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  15. flu!d

    flu!d Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

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    Gawd, where do I begin! There's a lot of customization there...

    - Controls: Vivacious-xBlackout-Blue-Pro
    - Colors: Windows - White, Input boxes - White, Selected items - Blue, Tooltips - White.
    - Window Border: Vivacious-Dark-Blue-Pro
    - Icons: Vivacious-Full-Dark-Blue-Vivid.
    - Window background colors: Custom as set under File Manager > Edit > Backgrounds and Emblems > Colors.
    - Panels are actually set to solid black with transparency added. The blur under the panels is actually me cheating, I edited the top of the wallpaper to apply the exact same number of pixels of blur using GIMP!

    Wallpaper (without blur added):

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Treggs

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    Cheers! I have been playing with mate lately and that is one of the nicest desktops i have seen. Will give it a crack and I'm sure others will try some of your settings.
     
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  17. flu!d

    flu!d Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

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    After using Mate I simply can't stand anything else. My DE's like an extension of me now!

    [EDIT] The menu is the Advanced Mate Menu.
     
  18. Myne_h

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    eh?

    I mean... there's more in the tar, but I really don't know what to look for
     
  19. GumbyNoTalent

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    So you needed to extend your Epen..? :o

    I Still prefer not having to take my hands of the keyboard to do stuff myself, but yours does looks PURDY. :thumbup:
     
  20. shredder

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    OT, but how archaic is the keyboard when you think about the way computing has exponentially (*hyperbole) evolved in most other areas. I totally get it, there's nothing better. But the fact that serious human-to-PC interface is still conducted with the same basic plodding 150+ year old letter-by-letter manual interface is surely a technological oversight. Not that they haven't tried! But still...

    Put it this way, nobody ever imagines learning to touch-type in The Great Shiny Imaginary Future, do they? Yet so far, here we are, tap-tap-tappity-tap.
     
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