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deepclutch 03-22-2008 11:28 AM

Archlinux users?
 
I was just going through archlinux sub forum-only 2 posts:cry:

just want to see how many are using archlinux.

also want to know what customizations did u have in ur arch ?:D

I am using archlinux+kdemod as of now!
planning to try Gnome-2.22 in arch.but is worried whether it is sluggish compared to kdemod(gr8 work!).

So,people share your arch experience.
and also,do make the arch sub forum more active :)

Brian1 03-22-2008 11:51 AM

I would say not much difference. Some say gnome is quicker, some say kde is. Just one of those questions that the correct answer is what you yourself likes. Both are considered bloated gui interfaces compared to many other light window makers.

Brian

xkero 03-22-2008 02:19 PM

I'm a fellow archlinux user! 8D
I run arch64 with Kdemod 3.5.9 and Compiz-Fusion-Git
I use Ubuntu on my server though due to laziness >.>

pixellany 03-22-2008 03:24 PM

Arch has it's own forum (It is good, but of course not as good as LQ...;))

I am currently configuring a new laptop and the default at the moment is Arch. (Also toying with Slackware)

I like kdemod, but I'm now leaning more to XFCE or one of the other lightweights. With a laptop, the startup time is a major discriminator for me.

slackhack 03-22-2008 03:34 PM

I'm using arch + xfce4 on both my desktop and laptop.

The arch forum is great, not sure LQ really needs one, tbh.

deepclutch 03-22-2008 05:22 PM

well,Archlinux is really fast!the only gripe is udev takes 20sec or so to finish /dev . :( Now,with latest v.118 it is almost fixed :D

dv502 03-22-2008 10:07 PM

I also use arch. It's fast because it is optimize for i686 and above and the pacman file manager is great, it handles dependencies, it checks for software conflicts and it installs applications quickly.

A great distro...

elliott678 03-23-2008 04:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deepclutch (Post 3097250)
well,Archlinux is really fast!the only gripe is udev takes 20sec or so to finish /dev . :( Now,with latest v.118 it is almost fixed :D

Wouldn't manually adding all necessary modules to rc.conf and specifying MOD_AUTOLOAD="no" help that?

syg00 03-23-2008 06:13 AM

I usually find it takes longer to make a coffee than it does to boot.
No problem.

I like Arch for my (kernel) test/development systems.

jimmy512 03-23-2008 02:26 PM

Yeah. I find that it is pretty quick, and also quite configurable. Kdemod is great too. My one problem is that I have had to compile some packages myself, like mt-daapd and axel, but this is easy using the makepkg system, and some quickly put together PKGBUILDS.

deepclutch 03-23-2008 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elliott678 (Post 3097591)
Wouldn't manually adding all necessary modules to rc.conf and specifying MOD_AUTOLOAD="no" help that?

well,I will try that!but as of now,it is almost fixed :p
isnt that kdemod not available for other distros?

elliott678 03-23-2008 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deepclutch (Post 3098186)
isnt that kdemod not available for other distros?

Pretty sure that is an Arch specific project. I don't follow KDE, but I think KDE4 is setup in a similar way.

jimmy512 03-24-2008 07:29 AM

Quote:

isnt that kdemod not available for other distros?
No. Kdemod is an arch only thing. However, PKGBUILDS are available somewhere, so compiling it from source and packaging it up yourself wouldn't be too difficult, but would take some time.

the1sephiroth 03-24-2008 03:22 PM

I'm using arch current as my server distro for web and openfire. Seems perfect for what we have on this. Only around 250 people on the network, so never a heavy load. I'd like to see how it would hold up in more commercial sites though.

deepclutch 03-26-2008 01:17 PM

how does a rolling release distro like arch makes sense to be used on server platforms?


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