LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions
User Name
Password
Linux - Distributions This forum is for Distribution specific questions.
Red Hat, Slackware, Debian, Novell, LFS, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Fedora - the list goes on and on... Note: An (*) indicates there is no official participation from that distribution here at LQ.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-09-2012, 02:23 PM   #1
DisappearingOak
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2012
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Suggest me a good distro I can install E17 on


I need a good distro to install Enlightenment on. I'm looking for something that is 64-bit and not based on Debian or Ubuntu. Not Fedora also, because currently Fedora has a problem where it won't shutdown properly. And OpenSUSE is too slow. So Other than that, what's a good distro to install E on? It should have good support for my hardware - AMD 880G, Radeon HD 4250. I have found older distros often have a problem with graphical corruption. And, hopefully something that is not stripped down and has many apps. Thanks
Oh - and it should have a gui package manager

Last edited by DisappearingOak; 08-09-2012 at 02:26 PM.
 
Old 08-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
lithos
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2010
Location: SI : 45.9531, 15.4894
Distribution: CentOS, OpenNA/Trustix, testing desktop openSuse 12.1 /Cinnamon/KDE4.8
Posts: 1,144

Rep: Reputation: 217Reputation: 217Reputation: 217
I can't really say which, but Enlightenment is a "default" in Bodhi although based on Deb/Ubuntu.
Sorry, to exclude all you mentioned, you are probably left with
Slackware
(but I don't know about it anything)
 
Old 08-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #3
Kustom42
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2012
Distribution: Red Hat
Posts: 1,568

Rep: Reputation: 411Reputation: 411Reputation: 411Reputation: 411Reputation: 411
Quote:
Originally Posted by DisappearingOak View Post
I need a good distro to install Enlightenment on. I'm looking for something that is 64-bit and not based on Debian or Ubuntu. Not Fedora also, because currently Fedora has a problem where it won't shutdown properly. And OpenSUSE is too slow. So Other than that, what's a good distro to install E on? It should have good support for my hardware - AMD 880G, Radeon HD 4250. I have found older distros often have a problem with graphical corruption. And, hopefully something that is not stripped down and has many apps. Thanks
Oh - and it should have a gui package manager
You basically have eliminated every family of distro. You could look at Gentoo or Linux Mint, but I have some problems with your post. Especially when you referenced Fedora as having a known issue with shutdown problems, I have not heard of such a widespread bug, there may be a bug out there but I would be very surprised if it was a widespread distro specific issue and not something related to specific hardware support or something of that nature. Please post a bugzilla report if you know of it.


You say OpenSUSE is too slow, how did you come to that conclusion? Many companies across the world would disagree with this statement.
 
Old 08-09-2012, 04:04 PM   #4
DisappearingOak
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2012
Posts: 24

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kustom42 View Post
You basically have eliminated every family of distro. You could look at Gentoo or Linux Mint, but I have some problems with your post. Especially when you referenced Fedora as having a known issue with shutdown problems, I have not heard of such a widespread bug, there may be a bug out there but I would be very surprised if it was a widespread distro specific issue and not something related to specific hardware support or something of that nature. Please post a bugzilla report if you know of it.


You say OpenSUSE is too slow, how did you come to that conclusion? Many companies across the world would disagree with this statement.
Hi, I never meant to say it's a widespread bug and probably it's a problem with my specific hardware, but fact is, there's a problem where it hangs at shutdown for me, so it's not usable. OpenSUSE has been very slow for me, as I've experienced with trying both the Gnome and KDE version and also Petite Linux, based on OpenSUSE. That has been my experience. Anyway, I was wondering there are so many other distros like Vector Linux, Zenwalk, Slackware, Salix, etc. and whether possible to easily install E17 on them. Problem is, some distros like SolusOS, AtlasX (both based on Debian stable) have a problem with graphical corruption (on my hardware) that I have not experienced on newer distros like Fedora, etc. I believe it may be due to drivers being older on them. Bodhi also has a problem with my graphics where it has flickering windows, that is not present in it's parent distro. So I would like to know if my graphics (ATI RS880) is well-supported on other distros. But other than those, other distros that I have tried work just fine on my hardware like Sabayon, etc. but I do not like it's package manager, etc. I'm looking for something beginner-friendly. I have already posted for support on many of these distros. But really looking for something else.

Last edited by DisappearingOak; 08-09-2012 at 04:05 PM.
 
Old 08-09-2012, 04:21 PM   #5
TobiSGD
Moderator
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Hanover, Germany
Distribution: Main: Gentoo Others: What fits the task
Posts: 15,592
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046
Most beginner friendly distros are based on Debian or Ubuntu (like Mint, Mepis, SalineOS, SolusOS, ...) If you want to try Debian with newer drivers you may want to try its Testing branch or the Linux Mint Debian Edition.

Vector, Zenwalk and Salix are all based on Slackware, they have graphical package managers, but not very large repositories and I don't know how good the work with E17.
If a distro without GUI package management will also work you can also try Arch or Gentoo, both are not beginner friendly but the most customizable and pretty bleeding edge.
 
Old 08-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #6
John VV
Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 12,919

Rep: Reputation: 1715Reputation: 1715Reputation: 1715Reputation: 1715Reputation: 1715Reputation: 1715Reputation: 1715Reputation: 1715Reputation: 1715Reputation: 1715Reputation: 1715
well you have talked your self out of EVERY MAJOR distro ( precompiled)

Build Slackware or Gentoo

or
install Arch
 
Old 08-09-2012, 08:36 PM   #7
Kustom42
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2012
Distribution: Red Hat
Posts: 1,568

Rep: Reputation: 411Reputation: 411Reputation: 411Reputation: 411Reputation: 411
www.linuxfromscratch.org
 
Old 08-09-2012, 09:39 PM   #8
jk07
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2012
Location: USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Kubuntu 12.04 LTS, Scientific Linux 6.3
Posts: 97

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
If you want everything working out of the box, I would advise you to go with Linux Mint 13. It has all the latest drivers. I know that you don't want a 'buntu or Debian based distribution, but you really have left us with no other choices.
 
Old 08-09-2012, 10:32 PM   #9
aus9
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 5,056

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
hi

do you have specific needs for 64 bit such as size of RAM or things you need to do in a cycle etc?

if you can entertain 32 bit.....I could make suggestions.

leaping ahead....you would need to compile the Enlightenment packages yourself but I notice you mention you need a graphical package manager
so does that mean you don't know how to compile?

and if so there is a work-a-round using packagages like alien and such that convert pre-compiled packages from other distros like Debian etc

---------- Post added 10-08-12 at 11:32 ----------

hi

do you have specific needs for 64 bit such as size of RAM or things you need to do in a cycle etc?

if you can entertain 32 bit.....I could make suggestions.

leaping ahead....you would need to compile the Enlightenment packages yourself but I notice you mention you need a graphical package manager
so does that mean you don't know how to compile?

and if so there is a work-a-round using packagages like alien and such that convert pre-compiled packages from other distros like Debian etc
 
Old 08-10-2012, 12:41 PM   #10
DavidMcCann
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: London
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
Posts: 3,075

Rep: Reputation: 789Reputation: 789Reputation: 789Reputation: 789Reputation: 789Reputation: 789Reputation: 789
I always say, get your desktop from a distro that specialises in it, not from one that adds it as an extra. Maybe it was put in the repository by someone who loves it, but maybe by someone responded to the plea "will someone please package E17!"

In other words, AtlasX or Bodhi. They each have their own approaches, but both do a good job. See
http://www.linuxquestions.org/review...page/15/sort/7
http://www.linuxquestions.org/review...page/15/sort/7
 
Old 08-10-2012, 01:29 PM   #11
cortman
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2012
Location: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
Distribution: Crunchbang 11, LFS 7.3, DSL 4.1.10, Lubuntu 12.10, Debian 7
Posts: 219

Rep: Reputation: 43
Bodhi is one of the best distros I've ever used. E17 is a dream on it. Plus Bodhi 2.0 has just been released, based on Ubuntu 12.04, and includes (for the first time) a 64 bit version. It is extremely minimal though (another thing that I personally like about it) but there is a version called Bloathi that comes with tons of apps preinstalled.
It sounds to me like a little work could overcome a lot of your issues with various operating systems- if all these compiled, new-user-friendly versions (Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE) just aren't cutting it for you, Linux probably isn't for you...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
E17 Distro and Opinion nankura Linux - Newbie 1 08-11-2011 02:34 PM
Please suggest me a good rollin release distro Ben_the1st Linux - Distributions 11 03-28-2010 09:24 PM
please suggest a good book on C rob.rice Programming 14 12-14-2009 08:04 AM
Which distro is good for me plz suggest ! altainta Linux - Distributions 5 04-09-2006 01:42 PM
Can anyone suggest which linux I good to use? tejpatil Linux - Software 2 05-09-2004 05:24 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:05 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration