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Old 05-18-2019, 06:55 AM   #1
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Distro wanted


Hi!
After 13 years i use Linux i didn't think to post an article like this.
I am looking for a distro:

1. It is independent
2. it must to have alsamixer and no pulseaudio (i hate pulseaudio) and it doesn't want to use pulseaudio and it will not use pulseaudio!
3. It doesn't use and it will not use systemd
4. No gtk3 desktop
5. In installation i can to decide the boot loader and to exclude grub2 and to install syslinux/extlinux. It's all right also if i can to choose and to change after installation.
6. I prefer rolling distro but if it doesn't exist i could agree also others
7. 7 is perfect number but now i don't know what to add more (in this moment)

Bye
Francesco bat

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Old 05-18-2019, 07:11 AM   #2
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Roll your own homey
https://sourceforge.net/projects/lin...-slack-debian/

https://sourceforge.net/projects/lin...-slack-debian/
 
Old 05-18-2019, 07:12 AM   #3
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Out of interest, what does a distro being "independent" mean?
 
Old 05-18-2019, 07:30 AM   #4
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Void Linux maybe?
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:33 AM   #5
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independent = not a knock off, but an original distro. Therefore not dependent on the original for support of any kind, ie their repos.

Which there are not that many out there, DW says 54 some are, Slackware, Debian, void Linux, Gentoo,
the rest listed here -----> list is here
Not all of them are meant for everyday home use.


13 years of using Linux and you're actually asking a question like this??? Ever heard of distrowatch? roll your own, asking for specifics that exact is like you not doing the work yourself.
Bye Francesco bat

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Old 05-18-2019, 07:50 AM   #6
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Slackware independent yes, systemd no Boot loader say no to default during installation, go into shell after running setup, and use whatever bootloader you want. Rolling distro, stable no, If you don't mind a few hiccups here and there slackware-current could be considered rolling, Pulseaudio yes, but there is info on how to setup where pulse audio isn't used. Yes it is recommended to install everything on a new install but with no package dependency checks you can choose what packages you want to install and not install If you know what your doing.

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Old 05-18-2019, 08:11 AM   #7
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I have Slackware 14.02 stable but it's with pulseaudio.
I would to install also Absolute Linux current (Slackware based) but i don't want Pulseaudio.
How can i disinstall pulseaudio and to add alsamixer in slackware ?
Bye
Francesco bat

P.S Void is good but it also use pulseaudio :-(
 
Old 05-18-2019, 08:19 AM   #8
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alsamixer is in slack, slackware uses it to drive Pulseaudio, or better said, Pulseaudio uses alsa for its platform , backend.

read up on PulseAudio you can rip it out and still use alsa. Perhaps on any distro even.. yes I'd say that is do able.

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Old 05-18-2019, 08:20 AM   #9
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https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post5911071
 
Old 05-18-2019, 08:37 AM   #10
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AntiX - Tiny Core Linux - SliTaz Linux - to name 3.
 
Old 05-18-2019, 10:32 AM   #11
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Thank you for post.
I made in this way and now it seems to use alsamixer but i see in execution also pulseaudio in the processes after reboot.
Is it possible exclude it from boot or better disinstall it from system without problems ?
Bye
Francesco bat
 
Old 05-18-2019, 03:05 PM   #12
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Distro wanted

That's Slackware-current with pure-alsa-system in extra subdirectory ?!
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 03:16 PM   #13
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not sure about pulseaudio etc but this distro is arch based rolling distro without systemd

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Linu...n-103816.shtml
 
Old 05-18-2019, 03:22 PM   #14
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2. it must to have alsamixer and no pulseaudio (i hate pulseaudio) and it doesn't want to use pulseaudio and it will not use pulseaudio!
First, I'm not sure if I understood you correctly but you can still change volume using alsamixer even if your system runs Pulseaudio. Pulseaudio runs on top of Alsa so Alsa will still be there. For example on my Slackware 14.2 system /etc/asound.conf contains this:
Code:
# ALSA system-wide config file
# By default, redirect to PulseAudio:
pcm.default pulse
ctl.default pulse
I'm not sure alsamixer will work with Bluetooth though, I cannot find my Bluetooth USB adapter right now.

Second, why do you hate Pulseaudio with such a passion?
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 04:10 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by francesco bat View Post
Hi!
After 13 years i use Linux i didn't think to post an article like this.
I am looking for a distro:

1. It is independent
2. it must to have alsamixer and no pulseaudio (i hate pulseaudio) and it doesn't want to use pulseaudio and it will not use pulseaudio!
3. It doesn't use and it will not use systemd
4. No gtk3 desktop
5. In installation i can to decide the boot loader and to exclude grub2 and to install syslinux/extlinux. It's all right also if i can to choose and to change after installation.
6. I prefer rolling distro but if it doesn't exist i could agree also others
7. 7 is perfect number but now i don't know what to add more (in this moment)

Bye
Francesco bat
Interesting and I would think after 13 years you would know the answer to those questions....
Look at Slackware, Devuan (although not independent, however it is mainly Debian minus systemd, but they lean towards Xfce and GTK so...)
LFS
*BSD

Given your requirements the list of possible distros is quite small.
 
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