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Old 09-23-2016, 01:12 AM   #16
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I also tried PCLinuxOS and I think I might have found my new distro, there were some minor issues, but I managed to resolve those pretty easily. And the fact they included the NVIDIA drivers and VLC (with full codec support) is even better and also PCLinuxOS seems to be more compatible with my PC's hardware as well. As opensuse seemed to take a long time to actually shutdown the computer, as it would/does just sit there for a while before it actually turns off. I will wait until support ends of opensuse 13.1, before moving to PCLinuxOS though. Thanks once again for everybody's suggestions and help!
 
Old 09-23-2016, 06:53 AM   #17
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I also tried PCLinuxOS and I think I might have found my new distro, there were some minor issues, but I managed to resolve those pretty easily. And the fact they included the NVIDIA drivers and VLC (with full codec support) is even better and also PCLinuxOS seems to be more compatible with my PC's hardware as well. As opensuse seemed to take a long time to actually shutdown the computer, as it would/does just sit there for a while before it actually turns off. I will wait until support ends of opensuse 13.1, before moving to PCLinuxOS though. Thanks once again for everybody's suggestions and help!
Not a bad choice, but not what I would have expected. It that ever grows to heavy for you, the light alternate is Q4OS. It sounds like you have a solid plan that you can be happy with. Best of luck!
 
Old 09-23-2016, 09:45 AM   #18
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I did try it in a VM, but I really cannot be bothered getting too technical if that makes sense. I could sit there and work it out if I really wanted, but I prefer something that has a easy GUI way of installing, setting up, and configuring it. I'm just too lazy these days ;-) But thanks for your help anyways.
that is why I use VOID linux now, it is an easy to use and really fast distro, the repo is fast, the boot up is fast, the shut down is fast, and the configuing of the system for me i really easy,, I run XFCE4 and it has all of the software I use and more, with options .. worth checking out and giving a wril ...

it is a bleeding edge original distro .. updated daily, kernal and software.

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Old 10-01-2016, 05:39 AM   #19
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that is why I use VOID linux now, it is an easy to use and really fast distro, the repo is fast, the boot up is fast, the shut down is fast, and the configuing of the system for me i really easy,, I run XFCE4 and it has all of the software I use and more, with options .. worth checking out and giving a wril ...

it is a bleeding edge original distro .. updated daily, kernal and software.
I'll have a look at it,thanks again for your help!
 
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I'll have a look at it,thanks again for your help!
pls do, but if you pick xfce4 for your DE it is a bit screwed up just a little, that is not a VOID Linux issue it is a xfce4 issue. just so you know. enjoy
 
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pls do, but if you pick xfce4 for your DE it is a bit screwed up just a little, that is not a VOID Linux issue it is a xfce4 issue. just so you know. enjoy
It does look interesting and i will have a look at it but, I can't see any KDE option for the DE though?
 
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It does look interesting and i will have a look at it but, I can't see any KDE option for the DE though?
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userx@voided.org & ~ >> $sudo xbps-query -Rs kde
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[-] kde-4.14.3_5                         The KDE meta-package for Void Linux
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it is in the rpeo got a install it...

Void Linux Download

after you boot into the live version you have to change the tty and follow the instructions on that screen to log in cli and run the installer then just follow the prompts..

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ctrl+alt+F(1-6)

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Old 10-01-2016, 01:58 PM   #23
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I must say in general tough, if there was a distro in between opensuse and PCLinuxOS, it would be perfect for my machine. As PCLinuxOS seems to support my PC's hardware better, the NVIDIA drivers are better integrated than they were/are in opensuse. Even in terms of my PC's TV card, PCLinuxOS seems to better support it. In opensuse the TV card's driver (in the kernel log) would always be complaining that it could not load such and such firmware file (the TV card still worked though) where as PCLinuxOS doe not do that and just says it's loaded the one it has (if that makes sense). Also in terms of shutting down the system, PCLinuxOS seems to be better than opensuse. In opensuse it could take up to i'd say maybe 20-30 seconds before the PC would actually power off. As well as a few other bugs, but I had to compile dvbcut myself though, as there is no package for it in PCLinuxOS (but is for opensuse), shame. But many thanks again to all that made suggestions!

And just because we can, why not debate the pros and cons of PCLinuxOS, opensuse, Slackware, CentOS, etc, etc, etc!
 
  


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