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Manjaro Only / Manjaro boot sequence
« Last post by Detroit_Bad_Boy on April 19, 2018, 09:28:44 PM »
Manjaro was showing a page with string of loaded "" program with the word OK to the left of it. This was a page and a half long. I found a way to change that so the boot screen does not go through all that.
The sequence is as follows:
You can suppress the messages though, and just have boot-black-login. Or close to it.
We want to edit the boot parameters in /etc/default/grub
Try the following options on line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=

quiet # your basic ‘show less’ option
loglevel=3 # this is severity of msgs from dmesg. Can be 0-7. 7 being full debug output
vga=current # this is mainly to avoid weird behaviors like flashing screen with ‘quiet’
udev.log_priority=3 # systemd version. use rd.udev.log_priority=3 if loaded from initramfs
rd.systemd.show_status=auto # systemd messages. ‘auto’ only shows errors, ‘false’ shows nada

These should all be safe, but are more or less in ascending order of necessity.

Do not add anything starting with the hashtag or beyond. Just the commands themselves.
This DOES work. I tried it and have no long boot screen
Software / Re: gkrellm system monitor
« Last post by Spatry on April 19, 2018, 02:20:42 PM »
I am with you on that CwF. I was telling Detroit you can do the same thing by adding a few XFCE widgets to the panel. I have network, update, volume, weather, time, CPU and power preferences in a tiny little strip.
Software / Re: gkrellm system monitor
« Last post by CwF on April 19, 2018, 11:16:35 AM »
That does remind me of the 90's too, like dashboard on windows  I think it was. Even Conky is to much for me. Actually you can do it all on XFCE using many panels and no extra software clogging things up. I have 6-10 panels on my systems with only a few things in each, all unique. I took the inspiration from Voyager.
I did look at gkrellm and the extensive plugins, but a few of interest led to 403's and 404's so no. Then got on the radio plugin hoping to find something for visteon HD modules, no luck, still...
General Discussion / Re: Once you switch to can't go back!
« Last post by CwF on April 19, 2018, 11:03:35 AM »
Actually for me "Professional" and "Enthusiast" spin together in the Taijitu. I'm more of a hardware guy with a history of custom work and now focused on VM's as a way to integrate the many modules of the past. Software to me is very much PASS/FAIL with ZERO emotional investment. Basically, if my Chevy gets me there I don't need to try a Ford. Distro hoping for me was a brief glance at what is out there and not really useful past that. At the bottom of the heap is LFS, Fedora, Arch, and Debian. They all get you to the same place. Above that the flavors of various distro's are the "transient" category of "proposals". Any software that phones home or harvest is a no-no not just because of some "invasion" but more because MY resourses are being used for NOT MY purpose. My official warning = this is not unique to M$, or even OS's.
This might be similar to my "spinners vs ssd" thought. For my comfort I went through the exercise of copying, imaging, and mounting a LUKS disc for recovery on another system and decided I'm covered. So it doesn't matter if LUKS adds wear, it is a question of the cost of use. For me it needs to be demonstrated problem, not theoretical. I can't yet speak to m.2, but if it is in the realm of consumer SSD's I say have no fear. I'm past 2 years with LUKS on SSD's with no issues. I like LUKS for a hypervisor, then separate simple storage for bulk.
General Discussion / Re: Once you switch to can't go back!
« Last post by Spatry on April 19, 2018, 10:22:00 AM »
1. The answer is simple, When you run Malware 10, your computer obeys MICROSOFT and when you run Linux your computer obeys you! Don't believe me? Read the latest Microsoft EULA agreement they just released! When you build Arch, it is exactly what you want, nothing more, nothing less. When you use Windows 10, you are stuck with the choices someone else has made for you and disabling some of those choices are HARD or IMPOSSIBLE!

2. The only reason I can think of for using LUKS encryption is if you own a company with trade secrets which must be safeguarded... better yet I think you would be better off with armed guards, a secure vault, alarm system, attack dogs and a special interrogation unit to query suspicious individuals who come within 10 feet of your data. As far as extra resources, that is unknown to me. I have not felt the need to use LUKS encryption because I do not really think there is anything I need to hide. If the NSA or some cyber criminal wants to get into my computer they will get a lot of 12 Step (recovery), religious literature and other items that would only be of interest to me. I mean really, I could try to feel sorry for the would-be data thief but I think picturing their anger at what they find upon entering my system will be punishment enough for them! LOL
General Discussion / Re: Once you switch to can't go back!
« Last post by Vintalorian on April 19, 2018, 07:09:37 AM »
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1. Does anyone else feel this way, once you switch from professional mode to enthusiast mode does your perspective change ?

2. Side question, can anyone see any technical reason to not use luks with an m.2 i have read on a few posts it could increase wear on the drive ?


I can't really speak to your second question, but I definitely feel the same way you do about the first point. Not too much of my work is done on computers, but I was studying Computer Science for a while, and my university was not too cooperative with Linux. I had to use MacOS during my time there. It worked excellently while I was coding and for writing papers and things. That being said, I have always found it to be too restrictive. Linux just works superbly well on Apple hardware. Pop!_OS in particular has been the smoothest-running Linux distro on my MBP so far. Businesses and schools may need to stick with the "industry standard" monopoly that Microsoft has developed over the decades, but that crap just doesn't cut it for me outside of school or work.
General Discussion / Once you switch to can't go back!
« Last post by MrCoe on April 19, 2018, 01:29:02 AM »
Hey All 

This post is more of a discussion/opinion post rather than a question, i use windows 10 in my professional work/world and find windows 10 perfectly suited to that but as soon as im in my home environment and i try to use windows 10 i find it bloated clunky and just plain in my way, from windows popups like cortana to the annoyance of having and antivirus as well as background process overhead.

I've distro hopped ALOT in the past 2 years since purchasing my first brand new laptop, and i always find myself coming back to arch linux, not for any of the elitist or "look at me i use arch" stuff, but just because i love how it runs and how its put together because i get to choose it all, from partioning style to display manager to DE

My desktop is the most boring you will ever see, blavk and white xfce4 (cloak 3.20) theme with some form of white icon pack (i have yet to find a full one, and a nice black background usually with some form of linux stamp on it, i suppose i have 2 small discussion points:

1. Does anyone else feel this way, once you switch from professional mode to enthusiast mode does your perspective change ?

2. Side question, can anyone see any technical reason to not use luks with an m.2 i have read on a few posts it could increase wear on the drive ?

Software / Re: gkrellm system monitor
« Last post by Spatry on April 18, 2018, 06:18:33 PM »
Oh... that takes me back to the 90's when we had system monitors on the desktop. While GKrellM is nice, I think most people who are into that sort of thing use Conky :)
Software / gkrellm system monitor
« Last post by Detroit_Bad_Boy on April 18, 2018, 04:25:25 PM »
I am running manjaro 17.1.7 XFCE. I have installed gkrellm system monitor. This little DE widget works well. You have to search and run gkrellm but it's worth it. It shows all 4 cores of my CPU as well as processes that are running.
Great little widget
Android & Mobile / Re: Google Calendars
« Last post by Spatry on April 18, 2018, 01:21:07 PM »
Welcome to the community. I believe that you need to sign into one Google account to sync data across multiple devices. PERSONALLY... I wanted a calendar which DOES NOT sync with google or anything else!

Now... Something I have noticed... there are a lot of copycats and wannabees on Google Play... I will be looking for something and there will be a long list of apps related to the search but often missing the target! I believe a lot of app developers are keyword spamming their apps there... it is frustrating to be sure.
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