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MFZuul tries it: X131e (Arch-Based Edition)

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Welcome to the CF that will be me trying to be like the rest of you and not be a faker pleb. Watch me be unable to do simple installs, tasks, console command. Have a good laugh at my pure lack of knowledge for basic tasks, and may spam my DMs with hate on how incompetent I am!


:white_check_mark:Step one:
Get my Thinkpad X131e in the mail

Xl3le 1 pics


As you can see in the picture below the right bumper mount is broken… and they tried to tape it place lol


They took all the stickers off…
I don’t want to ask why, looks like it took a beating

X131e 1 Specs

CPU: 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron 1007U
RAM: 4 GB DDR3
STORAGE: 16GB Solid state Drive
MODEL NUMBER: 628323U
OS: Chrome

Looks like it fell off a truck, but for $50 not bad.

Xl3le 2 pics

Xl3le 2 Specs

CPU: AMD 1.3GHZ Dual Core
RAM: 2x2GB DDR3
STORAGE: 320GB Spinning Rust
OS:Windows

Cleaner, has spinning rust but the pure AMD chip is nice

:white_check_mark:Step two:
Pick the flavor of Manjaro I want to use, thinking KDE

:white_check_mark:Step two and one twenty-fifth:
Blue team bad, Red Team good
Chrome was being unreasonable, thankfully second X131e had windows on it and got into the boot select no problem. Also it has an AMD chip in it, so therefore better.

:white_check_mark:Step two and ten thirty-second:
Install

:white_check_mark:Step two and five eighteenth:
Break the install by installing things I barley understand and needing to start anew

:white_check_mark:Step two and five nineteenth:
Wipe it all and install Archlabs

:white_check_mark:Step two and nine nineteenth:
Rice it out with LARBS and start learning


:x:Step Four:
Use and abuse as my daily driver for work


Things I think could help:

  • 1x SSD
  • :white_check_mark:1x 4gb RAM

Updates soon™
Learning intensifies

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#2

What is step three ?

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#3

My money is on distro hopping :grimacing:

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#4

we don’t talk about step 3

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#5

My money is on installation (re: step 3).

The first time I tried to install Manjaro, it was a complete cluster … After finally getting it installed and running, it refused to update!!!
I went ahead and installed Arch, instead, with no problems. Arch didn’t really like my hardware, though so after 6-8 months I tried to install Manjaro again and it worked like a charm. Manjaro is a lot less work to install and maintain, just so long as it cooperates.

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#6

Step 3 is ?????????

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#7

Thats a funny way to spell fedora. Interesting.

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#8

I want to be like the cool kids and do Arch, Manjaro is baby’s first arch distro

Kidding aside from what I have seen people say it’s pretty light and stable.

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#9

I’m just busting balls because ubuntu/mint was my first and then @SesameStreetThug came along and created a neckbeard monster.

fedora all the things

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#10

Maybe I’ll put it on X131e 2 (yes I got two, one Intel and one AMD)

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#11

Good luck mate! Definitely make sure to update us all on the process! Though I will perform my shill duties…

Fedora!

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#12

good thinking

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#13

I use Manjaro on my laptop mostly because the community has so many spins available. They do an i3 spin I used for years, and now I’m on Openbox. If Debian had something like that, I might use that. The issue is I can’t be bothered setting things up on my own.

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#14

Now to wipe Chrome and to install Manjaro

Pray for me

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#15

Chrome as in ChromeOS?

Edit: it is. Lol. Just saw the pics in the OP.

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#16

It’s not too late to turn around.

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#17

It’s on a usb… past turning around now

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#18

We must pray for this one brodas

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#19

:pray:

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#20

its sad how hard this is for me

So far got into Chrome, got into dev mode did the sudo stuff and enabled legacy boot. Buuuut not doing what it says when doing control + L. Also learned I needed to use etcher for the iso… Ubuntu was easier on my other laptop that is now a paperweight

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