All about Arch and why it sucks.

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Post  ninjamanawesome on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:01 pm

Just kidding this was just an attention getter....

I was wonder what some arch alternatives were and if they were compatible with download arch packages or whatever...

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Re: All about Arch and why it sucks.

Post  Crazyiom on Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:13 pm

I know of Arch Linux and ArchBang. But the normal Arch Linux will always be best.

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Re: All about Arch and why it sucks.

Post  ninjamanawesome on Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:15 pm

do they both have the same installer?
thanks...
I wish that I had more time haha...

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Re: All about Arch and why it sucks.

Post  Crazyiom on Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:21 pm

Sadly, I haven't got a clue if they both have the same installer.

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Re: All about Arch and why it sucks.

Post  ninjamanawesome on Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:44 pm

oh ok

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Re: All about Arch and why it sucks.

Post  eldersnake on Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:55 pm

Damn it man, I came in here with my fire and pitchfork at the ready Wink

I'm not entirely sure, but I reckon Archbang, like Chakra, would have it's own quick installer as it's a premade system. And yes you could try Chakra too, if it's still based on Arch lol, it's been a while so I'm not sure but it was the last time I used it.

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Re: All about Arch and why it sucks.

Post  jonathan on Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:23 pm

Just out of curiosity do you want an alternative because you find the installation difficult? I had trouble with it when I first tried to install arch, but after enough tinkering I figured it out.

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Re: All about Arch and why it sucks.

Post  ninjamanawesome on Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:41 pm

I just want an out of the box arch kinda thing... chakra isn't working... will download previous version... hmmm...

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Re: All about Arch and why it sucks.

Post  jonathan on Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:34 am

What is it about Arch that you want in your OS?

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Re: All about Arch and why it sucks.

Post  ninjamanawesome on Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:47 am

well....
This is why I think I want Arch if it is in there...

1) Customize it like ubuntu can be ...
2) bleeding edge above standard
or just really something awesome...

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Re: All about Arch and why it sucks.

Post  eldersnake on Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:52 am

Hmmm, you can still get pretty new and bleeding edge in Ubuntu or Debian testing etc..

The thing about Arch for me is the fun of building it initially and then maintaining and having more or less complete control over my operating system (total control freak you see LOL). And yes, being on the bleeding edge too.

If you don't wanna mess with too much stuff and have the OS do it for you, then Arch may not be for you, BUT you can only try it for yourself and see really Wink

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Re: All about Arch and why it sucks.

Post  jonathan on Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:02 am

Arch is not out of the box distro. If you want bleeding edge, rolling edge kind of stuff then maybe you could give Linux Mint Debian a try. I haven't tried it myself, but I plan to at some point.

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Re: All about Arch and why it sucks.

Post  kaddy on Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:01 am



There are a few Arch Forks out there... and they all suck with the exception of CHAKRA. There is a stable release of Chakra now, doesn't it work for you? what is the problem?
Chakra is nice, it is based on Arch but they have their own repos that are suppose to be a little more stable but still recent packages compared to Arch.... And they have their own version of AUR

In saying that.... your better off just learning how to install ArchLinux... It is not that hard. I have a tutorial on how to do it here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU1JO5801CY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRnXGNZRJ7w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKvn-wZcPuI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ1jVd0Bpts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crL56rGZP54

I was a little drunk when I did this video but it should be easy enough to follow LMAO

Otherwise try the latest Chakra release.

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Re: All about Arch and why it sucks.

Post  ninjamanawesome on Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:52 am

5:01 am hm....

anywho

it just freezes with/without proprietary drivers selected on the load screen...

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Re: All about Arch and why it sucks.

Post  eldersnake on Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:23 am

kaddy wrote:
I was a little drunk when I did this video but it should be easy enough to follow LMAO

LoL haven't you had a bit of a swig in a lot of your vids? tongue Wink

But I agree, it's worth at least trying to do it the Arch Way. With all the vids at your disposal to help and they have that wonderful documentation too.

And yes building an Arch system is a great time to have a drink or 3 ^^ as long as you try not to screw anything up in the process like forget to edit the fstab..

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