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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: When do we say its enough?
« on: October 24, 2019, 04:12:02 pm »
Ok guys! Have fun with systemd, I'm off for good!
100% migration to BSD is now accomplished.

VinDSL wrote...
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I think BSD would work fine - I ran it on my desktop a few years ago - but, I prefer hanging with Peppermint.

I've chosen the red pill (actually, orange in my case) and I'm sure it will work just fine.

Maybe I will see some of you again!  :-* ...
...somewhere  :'(

Thank you all. I will miss you, but it just doesn't feel right anymore.

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Software & Applications / Re: upgrade from P8 to P10
« on: October 21, 2019, 12:30:36 pm »
My bad...
Sorry, should have had a second look  :(

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Software & Applications / Re: upgrade from P8 to P10
« on: October 21, 2019, 11:14:46 am »
Both are supported until April 2023.
A few more features in 10 obviously, but its up to you. I haven't updated from 9-Respin on my daughters machine.
Will update to 11, which most probably will be supported all the way to 2025.

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: When do we say its enough?
« on: October 21, 2019, 08:06:04 am »
I could try to explain the reason why, but is it worthy?
Anyway,... I don't really like systemd, but put it this way. Its not so much systemd itself, but what comes with it.

Its taking away choice, that's the major issue.
Soon every Desktop Environment (DE) will be so tightly integrated that you can not use it on a non-systemd install. Its killing portability and that's what I dislike the most.

Would you say you're running Gentoo if you buy and use a chromebook? ChromeOS is actually not much more than packaged Gentoo.
Unfortunately, most Linux distros are becoming a systemd packaged OS, that's another thing I don't like.

Again, use systemd by all means but let's not force it on everyone by making fundamental software depending on it, that's all. Killing freedom of choice shouldn't be what Linux is about, or?!?

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: When do we say its enough?
« on: October 21, 2019, 12:34:13 am »
Yes, I see the point of  the improvment, I've listen to the talk and some of it sounds good.
Still,... baking another function into systemd and push it down your throat doesn't feel like the correct way to do it.

After all is LP not LT doing it ;)

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Not happy with Linux?  You are entitled to a full refund of the purchase price!
:D
Although, I think you got it wrong. Its not Linux, I still can use the kernel.
(sorry for not being clear enough. I should have written GNU/Linux in my first post)  ::)

Actually, the kernel itself has become more portabel.  You no longer need gcc to compile it, it has ben sucessfully built with clang a few weeks ago.
This means that if, I install Alpine Linux and build the kernel with clang, I'll be running Linux and no longer GNU/Linux. No, there's no GlibC or GNU-core-utils either.

You see, there're always ways out of it.

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: When do we say its enough?
« on: October 20, 2019, 03:47:25 am »
Yes and no.
Yes, for the moment. But, if/when software is designed with systemd in mind it will become difficult to port it over.
So, the crap will eventually hit the fan!  :'(

Looking at Void for example. They had to implement elogind (drop-in replacement for systemd-logind) because ConsoleKit2 is no longer maintained.
On NetBSD I just got rid of it all and use the mount command whenever I need to attach an external device. Also, as a consequence, there is no trash bin on the file manager. Oh well, who cares... the rm command still works.  8)

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GNU/Linux Discussion / When do we say its enough?
« on: October 20, 2019, 02:38:04 am »
Honest question here  :(
How far are we (Linux users) willing to go?
This time I think it goes too far, https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=systemd-homed
Or, a longer one here, https://hackaday.com/2019/10/16/pack-your-bags-systemd-is-taking-you-to-a-new-home/

Coming soon to your system:'(

This time it went to far.  >:(

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New Users / Re: Change the Cursor in Sakura terminal?
« on: October 17, 2019, 05:31:54 am »
You can edit the configuration file of sakura, you'll find it at
Code: [Select]
~/.config/sakura/sakura.conf

I think you're looking for the line with
Code: [Select]
cursor_type=

You might want to make it read
Code: [Select]
cursor_type=VTE_CURSOR_SHAPE_BLOCK

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Software & Applications / Re: Netflix issues
« on: October 10, 2019, 07:14:56 am »
You don't need Chrome.
Make sure DRM content is enabled and the browser is set to "Remember history". This is important, otherwise Netflix will just throw out errors.
I can assure you it works. I'm currently watching Netflix on Firefox in Peppermint 7 that its installed on a intel-haxm accelerated Qemu virtual machine inside NetBSD-8.1_STABLE.
Guess my set-up its slightly more complicated than yours and its working fine  ;)

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General Discussion / Re: Maybe it's just my take on things
« on: September 26, 2019, 12:05:44 am »
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(Is there a list of the other Team Members somewhere?)

Now, that was an easy question  :D
Here, https://peppermintos.com/2019/05/a-big-thank-you-to-the-peppermint-10-team/

Although, in my mind PCNetSpec does nearly all of it anyway  ;D

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New Users / Re: New-ish User, Older Peppermint
« on: August 14, 2019, 03:55:49 pm »
This is obviously your call, but PM6/Ubuntu 14.04 are EOL  :'(

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Advanced Topics / Re: 5.0 kernel update issues????? SOLVED
« on: August 14, 2019, 03:49:34 pm »
Sorry if my post could cause some confusion, I know the 5.0.0 is fully supported on Ubuntu/Peppermint.

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Advanced Topics / Re: 5.0 kernel update issues????? SOLVED
« on: August 14, 2019, 05:16:47 am »
Thank you for the clarification Slim, appreciated.

I do boot into Linux, right now mainly to run updates once or twice a week. But, I tend to follow the releases from upstream, which means that I'm currently on the 5.2.8 kernel.
I've been doing this for some time now, so in my mind the 5.0.0 is already EOL.
My daughters machine, is also following the upstream, but there on the LTS with the longest EOL, i.e. the 4.14 series, currently 4.14.138.

Despite all this, I did remember the sound issue I had when testing the release candidates mentioned on my previous post. Then again,... probably not relevant since I'm not on amd, but intel.

The future will tell...

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Many a distro hoppers last words :))

Hoppatitis rivals C21H23NO5 as a hard habit to break.

Was this a riddle for the chemist?!  :D

C21H23NO5, a.k.a heroin

Although, in reallity it could be any of these, https://www.chemspider.com/Search.aspx?q=C21H23NO5

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