Perpetual Linux Distro Thread

Discussion in 'Other Operating Systems' started by Geo, Mar 30, 2002.

  1. GumbyNoTalent

    GumbyNoTalent Member

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    Happy 20200202

    So today I have been investigating how to make my DNS queries more dynamic for reasons, and I came access dnsdist.
    https://dnsdist.org/
    I currently using Pi-hole for my home network, what I'm hoping to achieve is a randomness to DNS queries, so no 1 DNS monolith has a record of all my searches.
     
  2. GumbyNoTalent

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    https://missing.csail.mit.edu/
    Some free education for those interested. all lectures are on youtube.

     
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  3. Quadbox

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    Well this is interesting, gentoo's removing wicd from the tree. Email says they consider it stagnant upstream, no python 3 support, etc, etc. I had no idea it was considered dead.
     
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    clicked my email 'first unread' link, and OCAU sent me back to page 4.

    Oh wonderful times pre-Ubuntu.
     
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    16 years ago! My goodness I've been spreading my crap fast as wide in these forums for quite some time. :lol:
     
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  6. Sledge

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    Gave Ubuntu a go today on a USB.....
    Seems ok.. But needs tweaking to get it how I would want it
    Probably par for the course..
    Will have to check out themes etc
     
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  7. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    If tweaking themes and GUI stuff is your biggest problem, then you've got no problems. :)
     
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  8. Sledge

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    fixed that for you...
     
  9. Quadbox

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    Hey out of interest, is anyone running their laptop entirely virtualised? Like, on a xen hypervisor or something?
     
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    Probably not what you're asking exactly, but work issues me a Win10 laptop, I spend 99% of my time in a CentOS desktop VM. VMWare Workstation.

    If my work title included 'developer' in it, I'd not get the Windows bit.

    I'd rather swap it around, boot CentOS, and virt Windows for the odd thing I may need it for.
     
  11. Quadbox

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    Yeah, nah, not overly interested in running windows, I havent found a use case (for me) for needing windows in a decade. was more pondering the idea (and whether it was worth it) of running a bare metal xen hypervisor with a very minimal dom0, and having an unprivileged encrypted dom1 as my main desktop OS. I imagine it's about ten times more fucking around than is worth it, but as I am about to do a clean sheet install on a new laptop I was curious what people are doing. I sure dont hate the idea of having my main OS less privileged.
     
  12. Quadbox

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    On an entirely unrelated note, and on a pet peve I've ranted about previously in this thread, gentoo finally sent out a user communique on python2 retirement in the last few days. Kinda knew it was coming, because the dev-announce mailing list has been a hive of retiring anything py2 only over the last few weeks:

    Nice to know someone's at least on it, per se
     
  13. GumbyNoTalent

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    because we discussed /usr recently here is some very interesting information.
    https://blog.w1r3.net/2018/01/06/rob-landley-about-usr-split.html
     
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  14. Quadbox

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    What I've ended up deciding to do on the virtualisation front, for the moment, is do it "for but not with" as the military loves to describe it... Going to install on LVM in such a way that install can be DM0 (I.e. that install will be paravirtualised from the start, but priveleged), and I'll probably start experimenting with that, but not move yet to a dmU being my main desktop till I've experimented and am happy it'll work satisfactorily. What I'm pretty much trying to achieve is something like Qubes OS, but home spun out of gentoo bits. If I succeed at that I guess I'll update gentoo's documentation on it, would be generally A Useful Thing (TM)
     
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    BTW.. anyone using linux also use Fanatec FFB wheels etc?
    Just wondering if it will support the hardware.. (CSW 2.0)
     
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    Quadbox should be doable as a laptop is just another computer like any computer, will be interesting how accessories (touchpad, fingerprint reader, multimedia buttons, webcams etc etc) get detected as most servers are minimal in this department and have probably been sacrificed to reduce kernel size.
     
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    https://www.fosslinux.com/29117/south-korea-switching-their-3-3-million-pcs-to-linux.htm
    Will be interesting to see how this pans out, not getting too excited as all previous MS switches by gubermints have been reversed some time later, usually after a gubermint change.
     
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    Not all of them, although the high profile examples like Munich usually have ended in a switch back surrounded by acrimony and the lingering scent of greenbacks.
     
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    f-ucking hell trying to remote login (over LAN only) linux to linux is a fucking mission

    what's everyones go-to, to do it successfully?
     
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