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#121

I'm addicted to Arch for laptops/desktops with about 10 machines locally and out in the world performing various tasks.

I chose to banish Windows from my realm a couple years ago or so. I still get a look at M$ and OS X when my friends and family need a fix. I always look for any opportunity to try to force people to use Linux. It practically never works but I keep trying.

I'm a big fan of "rat" machines so one thing I've come to love is the builtin systemd auto login. This helps keep boot times and memory use low which adds value to 6 year old and even much older machines.

X is started with:

#
# ~/.bash_profile
#
[[ -f ~/.bashrc ]] && . ~/.bashrc
[[ -z $DISPLAY && $XDG_VTNR -eq 1 ]] && exec startx

I'm having trouble with the forum code in Chromium so I'll forgo posting other scripts until I get it sorted.


#122

What is gaming like on Arch? Looking for personal insights, trials and tribulations etc.

Arch is of course my goto distro whenever I use Linux, but it has never become my main due to games.


#123

I'm hoping Steam will eventually bring more functionality to Linux in general and maybe it has already but I'm not abreast of such wonders.  "Wine" is sometimes a nightmare but it's not always terrible and sometimes acceptable and it's free and is the base for Crossover Linux, which is a commercial solution which I have never tried but it seems I've heard it's a little better maybe sometimes.  Arch alleviates a little of the pain of the often inevitable brick wall collision with very recent versions of wine.  Of course, keep the wiki on your speed dial.

tl;dr

vm = bad?

wine = seems to suck less after you give it money

STEAM!  https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/steam


#124

Does Manjaro count?


#125

Nice succinct summary, thanks.


#126

Arch with BSPWM club :D


#127

Firetruck yeah! Bspwm is where it's at :)

 


#128

:)


#129

Is it any better than awesome or xmonad?


#130

Can you explain what you have running here and how you got it to this point? I like the look of this kind of setup but I cannot find a good guide on how to get something like that

 


#131

Well, it's on Arch for starters. Not important, though.

IRC client is irssi, the clock is tty-clock, the music player is MPD with the ncmpcpp client, the PDF viewer is apvlv, and the color script is called "pipes.sh". The bar at the top is "Bar Ain't Recursive", a UTF-8 fork, and the WM is Bspwm. I use a fairly boring Bspwmrc, just the default without borders, and less useless space. I can type up an actual guide for installing Bspwm if you want, but there is a simple one called "Bspwm for Dummies".


#132

Do it. Just make sure to use the "code" correctly, lol. We still need to fix that in the other thread.


#133

Alright, I'll write that up tonight.


#134

Running arch with the chakra repos, cinnamon desktop with pearl add-ons on my laptop. Working on my xenserver desktop running freebsd.


#135

It seems that even ever I use GPT swap never works. I get an error during boot, something about a missing dependency. Does anyone know a fix?


#136

Pics? That's really the only reason I want this thread - to look at other peoples' setups.


#137

Would need an exact error.


#138

I'm not using GPT at the moment so I can't get the error.


#139

I tried installing Arch in VB to get the error but I f'd up somewhere. As soon as I see BrennanRiddell's guide on Bspwm I'll reinstall Arch on my laptop using GPT and post the error.


#140

https://teksyndicate.com/forum/linux/how-install-bspwm/172110

Thar you go.