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6 hours ago, Brandon H said:

I've never successfully installed Gentoo :rofl: 

I'm in that group as well! Gentoo/Funtoo is something that I've never successfully installed, but I reckon I didn't have the time or real drive to run any of those distributions, for me it was just curiosity and didn't delve into resolving the issues I had encountered.


After that, on we go to LFS... 😄

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On 17/11/2020 at 09:44, Brandon H said:

I've never successfully installed Gentoo :rofl: you have to manually compile everything yourself.

Is there a specific spot you get stuck on? The install docs are pretty self explanatory as far as getting a basic system up and running.

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17 minutes ago, cmcgregor80 said:

Is there a specific spot you get stuck on? The install docs are pretty self explanatory as far as getting a basic system up and running.

can't remember, it's been about a decade since I last tried if I'm honest

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One question I have is how stable is Arch? Will an update break it with a bug? A rolling release where Arch developers admit you should bug the developers writting the program is a big turn off for me.


I like running older software with teams fixing bugs in userland. I love FreeBSD because it has a userland team in addition to the kernel. Linux Mint for example was the last distro I used and like the fact it's stable. I am still on Windows 10 1909 with feature updates delayed for 365 days. 2004 still can't game due to latencies in the hundreds of milliseconds with the mouse for example ??!


I am tempted to use Arch to learn Unix. But I don't want cinnamon to be crashing, Xorg randomly restarting and forum members telling me to RTFM and go bug Nvidia. Not our problem! I am not saying this is the experience but I want to make sure before I jump into it.


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