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Crispy
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Post by Crispy » 21. Aug 2017, 21:29

Hi there,

I am new in the forum and a bloody newbie in the world of Slackware and Salix. After few years of distro-hopping I got caught by Manjaros OpenRC for the last 4 years. It was the most perfect OS I ever used. But now its no longer alive. Hence I was searching for a new Distro which fit my preferences. Sure, there are a few more, but the first and most important requierement is no Systemd.

I had a look at Devuan, Void, FreeBSD and derivates. Today I installed Salix in a VM and after few minutes I thought it is worth trying on bare metal. So I took an old T400 and started up with Salix Openbox. After upgrading it to 14.2 there were few (minor) problems. Cause i didnt want to wait untill I would have fixed these problems I dd'ed Salix XFCE on the stick and did the next try. In short, its amazing, I like it very much and I think there is no need for me to try more alternatives. I arrived.

Kudos! Thanks for your work and this really great OS.

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gapan
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Re: New user

Post by gapan » 21. Aug 2017, 22:03

Hi Crispy, welcome to Salix! If you hit any bumps don't hesitate to post in the forums. :)
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ChuangTzu
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Re: New user

Post by ChuangTzu » 21. Aug 2017, 22:07

welcome to the forum Crispy :D

PS: there are lots of WM's in the repos that easily run on an Xfce install.

here is my fluxbox:
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and Xfce:
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Papasot
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Re: New user

Post by Papasot » 22. Aug 2017, 06:17

Welcome aboard!
Another systemd refugee, I see. Well, don't worry, there are plenty of them here, including myself (I came to avoid systemd, I stayed because Salix is, simply put, great).

Don't hesitate to use the forums for questions you may have. Unlike other distributions, developers are very active here, and the community in general is very friendly and helpful.
A pleasant detail in this forum: several people pick a picture of their pet as their avatar. Who am I to do otherwise? ;-)

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Re: New user

Post by Crispy » 22. Aug 2017, 21:38

Hi again,

first of all thank you for the warm welcome. Be sure I will ask when in trouble. But before I will try by myself. The learning effect is imho much higher.

Today I swept away the old and nearly dead OS from my main machine by installing Salix XFCE.

After installation was finished I tried to update the sources in Sourcery SlackBuild Manager and Gslapt. It wasn't successfull and advised to check internet connection and options. The connection to internet was up but a ping on salix.hostingxtreme.com failed. So I changed the server adresses to nluug.nl which is not far away from me and updates were successfull after this.

On top I installed Openbox, copied few backuped config files from the old system, fixed the non-functional session menu, installed additional tools and did several configs of system files.
Everything seems fine now. Just as nothing had happened.

As you can see I like it clean and simple ;)

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Spiff
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Re: New user

Post by Spiff » 24. Aug 2017, 15:31

Welcome Crispy! :) New user myself. Salix is great; you not be disappointed with it.

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Re: New user

Post by Crispy » 24. Aug 2017, 20:08

Yes, I agree and I like it very much so far.

I'm not an expert in Linux but could handle most things my own. Salix seems a bit harder to me. Less documentation and all in english which is not my native language. But I will go for it. Good things take time... ;)

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Re: New user

Post by Spiff » 25. Aug 2017, 02:09


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Re: New user

Post by Crispy » 25. Aug 2017, 08:30

Thank you very much Spiff for the links although I already knew them ;)

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