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Old 03-22-2008, 10:28 AM   #1
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Smile Archlinux users?


I was just going through archlinux sub forum-only 2 posts

just want to see how many are using archlinux.

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

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
 
Old 03-22-2008, 10:51 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 03-22-2008, 01:19 PM   #3
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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 >.>
 
Old 03-22-2008, 02:24 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 03-22-2008, 02:34 PM   #5
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I'm using arch + xfce4 on both my desktop and laptop.

The arch forum is great, not sure LQ really needs one, tbh.
 
Old 03-22-2008, 04:22 PM   #6
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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
 
Old 03-22-2008, 09:07 PM   #7
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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...
 
Old 03-23-2008, 03:36 AM   #8
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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
Wouldn't manually adding all necessary modules to rc.conf and specifying MOD_AUTOLOAD="no" help that?
 
Old 03-23-2008, 05:13 AM   #9
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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.
 
Old 03-23-2008, 01:26 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 03-23-2008, 07:48 PM   #11
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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
isnt that kdemod not available for other distros?
 
Old 03-23-2008, 10:19 PM   #12
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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.
 
Old 03-24-2008, 06:29 AM   #13
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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.
 
Old 03-24-2008, 02:22 PM   #14
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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.
 
Old 03-26-2008, 12:17 PM   #15
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how does a rolling release distro like arch makes sense to be used on server platforms?
 
  


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