Void Linux: A Review + Installation Guide
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Re: Void Linux: A Review + Installation Guide
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2014, 11:26:08 AM »
@Ben I see what you mean, but it's about the closest I'll get to any of the BSDs at the moment though, I need wireless, and there isn't a wireless driver for my card in BSD (thank you Broadcom >:( ) so yeah... lol I was just curious if since it was trying to be more in line with the *BSD way of thinking, if it would include tools like that.
@c00ter It's cool that those kinds of projects exist, I just firmly believe that if you are going to install one of these systems using *bang like tools then you are missing out on half the point of installing it.
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Re: Re: Void Linux: A Review + Installation Guide
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2014, 12:12:26 PM »
I notice that Mr. Green has put up "VoidBang" @ Sourceforge. Download VoidBang

For the uniniated Mr. Green is the ArchBang lead developer.

WOW! awesome. just downloaded it and installed vbox. will reboot and test it out then. I'll report my experiences with it here.

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he just put up a second .iso
i tried both, but the installer will not start. after i figured out how to login (mrgreen changed the root and anon password without any notice) i cannot install it as the installer-command will give an error :/
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Re: Void Linux: A Review + Installation Guide
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2014, 11:45:17 PM »
What does the error say? I wonder if it pertains to being installed in a virtual environment.
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Re: Re: Void Linux: A Review + Installation Guide
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2014, 08:15:58 PM »
I notice that Mr. Green has put up "VoidBang" @ Sourceforge. Download VoidBang

For the uniniated Mr. Green is the ArchBang lead developer.

I tried it and the installer wouldn't run :/
Also Mr. Green took the ISO's down again :(

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Re: Void Linux: A Review + Installation Guide
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2014, 10:40:20 PM »
He may put it back up, it's possible someone pointed that issue out to him, so it's down until it gets fixed.  I'm seriously considering wiping my OS X partition for this lol.
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Re: Void Linux: A Review + Installation Guide
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2014, 10:30:23 PM »
Just checked the voidlinux documentation again, as my current OS is giving me headaches... And well, seems like they had a massive update: non-free drivers are working much better now and there aren't permission issues with them anymore. I'll install it in vbox in a few minutes and if I like it i'll try it on hardware (again) and see how performance is :)

UPDATE #1:
Apparently, the devs also uploaded pre-configured images (Enlightenment, MATE & XFCE). Going to try them in vbox.

UPDATE #2:
Just installed the MATE-version. well, it's using 87mb RAM, which is pretty darn awesome for MATE.










UPDATE #3:
So I finally came around installing Void on actual hardware :)
I got everything important working (drivers, internet-connection, etc). There are some small quirks that still need to be addressed, but I'm optimistic about it. With pride, I present: [JayVii@TheVoid]

Oh, btw... yes the wallpaper is custom :P
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Re: Void Linux: A Review + Installation Guide
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2015, 12:59:48 AM »
To install gnome 3.16, as activated gdm, or do it with .xinitrc and how to write start gnome?
Thank for answer.

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Re: Re: Void Linux: A Review + Installation Guide
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2015, 01:26:45 AM »
To install gnome 3.16, as activated gdm, or do it with .xinitrc and how to write start gnome?
Thank for answer.

Following command will start GNOME-Shell

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gnome-session
Adding following lines to .xinitrc enables you to start it with "startx":

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exec gnome-session

VoidLinux is still in early dev-stage and it's a VERY young distribution. Breakages CAN and WILL occur somewhere down the line. It's extremely important to read the Void Documentation, as this is the ONLY source of knowledge about the xbps-system and voidlinux as a whole. The userbase is really small, so you need to research a lot of it on your own.

Note, that some packages might be missing from the repositories to a point where it breaks others.

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Re: Void Linux: A Review + Installation Guide
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2015, 06:27:51 PM »
very nice job ben very nice indeed well written and screenshoted two thumbs and a circle lol for all who remember were that came from :)
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Re: Void Linux: A Review + Installation Guide
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2015, 06:04:47 PM »
The latest iso's are indeed tempting & quite fast. I may just try this out as my nettop htpc.  Currently running Mr Green's voidbang-120415.iso on this lowly mollusk.

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Re: Void Linux: A Review + Installation Guide
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2015, 01:47:12 AM »
Oh, voidbang is back? awesome! There has been some beef (not the delicious one) between Mr Green and the main dev of voidlinux, when Mr Green for the first time uploaded his respin.

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Re: Void Linux: A Review + Installation Guide
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2015, 04:20:44 PM »
Ok so i require assistance linking an app to an executable file. Can anybody help?

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Re: Re: Void Linux: A Review + Installation Guide
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2015, 04:52:19 PM »
Ok so i require assistance linking an app to an executable file. Can anybody help?

Not sure, what you mean by that. Can you explain, what you are trying to achieve exactly?

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Re: Void Linux: A Review + Installation Guide
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2015, 01:57:42 PM »
I tried to install this on a laptop today and got to the configure fs type and mount points and that did not work at all. So I am giving up for now. :(
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Re: Void Linux: A Review + Installation Guide
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2015, 02:02:16 PM »
The installer gives you the option to use CFDISK for your partitioning, however, you can also partition your drive with a live-system like GPartedLIVE before doing void. Then in the installer, just skip the partitioning part and go directly to the mount-points :)