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  • 2021 Brought A Convenient Installer For Arch Linux, Powering The Steam Deck

    Phoronix: 2021 Brought A Convenient Installer For Arch Linux, Powering The Steam Deck

    Arch Linux had a pretty great year with introducing "Archinstall" as a new, optional installer for conveniently installing the distribution to Valve choosing Arch Linux as their new SteamOS 3.0 base that will power their forthcoming Steam Deck handheld game console...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...rch-Linux-2021

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    Caps Lock is L3? Evil monsters. That should be L2, R2, or one of the rear paddles -- a button our fingers are already over versus having to move a thumb from touchscreen to stick to touchscreen to use a hardware trigger that should have been placed at an ergonomic and already used position. At least Shift at L2 is better than nothing and I'm hoping that it can be double tapped to enable Caps Lock. Because I didn't overlook the obvious, even on the touchscreen going from letter to CL button to letter is slower than using a hardware trigger your finger is already on.

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    • #3
      Archlinux should really start supporting SecureBoot, sign their kernel and modules, and use shimx64.efi and MokManager to auto-enroll archlinux pubkey like more serious distros such as Fedora/Ubuntu/openSUSE do. Forcing user to disable secureboot is not nice, and can cause data loss if you have BitLocker enabled drives and forget recovery code.

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      • #4
        Too late.

        People who need an installer already escaped to Manjaro.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DebianLinuxero View Post
          Too late.

          People who need an installer already escaped to Manjaro.
          You mean that distro that keeps fucking up?

          I know it's popular these days, I can't get myself to trust them (ethically and technically).

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          • #6
            Originally posted by hax0r View Post
            Archlinux should really start supporting SecureBoot, sign their kernel and modules, and use shimx64.efi and MokManager to auto-enroll archlinux pubkey like more serious distros such as Fedora/Ubuntu/openSUSE do. Forcing user to disable secureboot is not nice, and can cause data loss if you have BitLocker enabled drives and forget recovery code.
            Arch Linux should use... what?

            Arch Linux doesn't "use" anything. It's up to you. That's the fun part.

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            • #7
              the arch installer is really nice, it has personally saved me quite a bit of time. interesting that the steamdeck is choosing arch, but it is understandable IMO.

              Originally posted by DebianLinuxero View Post
              Too late.

              People who need an installer already escaped to Manjaro.
              The arch installer isn't for people who need an installer. Arch became known as the RTFM crowd for a reason. if you need an installer to install arch, you shouldn't be using arch. and don't clutter up the forums when your stupid spin off distro does something stupid.

              Originally posted by hax0r View Post
              Archlinux should really start supporting SecureBoot, sign their kernel and modules, and use shimx64.efi and MokManager to auto-enroll archlinux pubkey like more serious distros such as Fedora/Ubuntu/openSUSE do. Forcing user to disable secureboot is not nice, and can cause data loss if you have BitLocker enabled drives and forget recovery code.
              Do it yourself. arch isn't a "serious" distro if ubuntu is one. its a distro for people who are fed up of fighting their OS constantly.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Quackdoc View Post
                the arch installer is really nice, it has personally saved me quite a bit of time. interesting that the steamdeck is choosing arch, but it is understandable IMO.



                The arch installer isn't for people who need an installer. Arch became known as the RTFM crowd for a reason. if you need an installer to install arch, you shouldn't be using arch. and don't clutter up the forums when your stupid spin off distro does something stupid.



                Do it yourself. arch isn't a "serious" distro if ubuntu is one. its a distro for people who are fed up of fighting their OS constantly.
                And before people call you elitist, it has everything to do with purpose. RTFM crowd keeps the place clean and tidy for the KISS users, and KISS is what arch intends to be. It's literally for the said crowd, and where said crowd should be. I could say RTFAW (arch wiki) as well though. If you want MORE than defaults, packages, arch wiki + manpages n documentation done for you, then arch simply isn't your speed. If you want less of some of those.. maybe try gentoo? :P''

                What a solid and reasonable distro though. I might have to check that installer out... sounds very convenient for most cases.
                Last edited by doomie; 31 December 2021, 07:44 PM.

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                • #9
                  Go away Arch rtfm console warriors ...... is your life so sad and pathetic that an installer triggers you ?

                  People have families, relationships, obligations, work.
                  Most people do not use arch to play in the command line.
                  They want a rolling release with fresh updated packages and the AUR as well as the ability to have greater control of installed subsystems.

                  Lot of great and helpful people in the Arch community but sadly so many with a small pee pee too.
                  The Arch Installation Guide fiasco being a prime example.

                  Your toxicity has gotten old. Its one thing to keep standards high and another to cripple entry to Arch because you want to 'maintain your hold' on the community

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by HighValueWarrior View Post
                    Go away Arch rtfm console warriors ...... is your life so sad and pathetic that an installer triggers you ?
                    are you blind? who is angry at it? dont be a child, you saw RTFM and jumped to the assumption that we didn't like it despite literally the only two people who have come out in support of RTFM showing positive feelings towards it. good to see you make a fool out of yourself.

                    People have families, relationships, obligations, work.
                    Most people do not use arch to play in the command line.
                    They want a rolling release with fresh updated packages and the AUR as well as the ability to have greater control of installed subsystems.
                    if you cannot handle both. Then I simply pity you. no other words. if you cant handle it, go use fedora. it is a perfectly competent distro too.

                    Lot of great and helpful people in the Arch community but sadly so many with a small pee pee too.
                    and their time keeps being wasted by idiots who would struggle to build an ikea cardboard box because they would rather whine on a forum instead of reading something longer than a reddit post for the first time since they dropped out of highschool.

                    The Arch Installation Guide fiasco being a prime example.

                    Your toxicity has gotten old. Its one thing to keep standards high and another to cripple entry to Arch because you want to 'maintain your hold' on the community
                    good. Arch is good because of well informed people. and its better for well informed people to try and help people who try to help themselves. instead of wasting time trying to explain to someone that they need to install grub because they refused to read a manual like some overgrown man child who is "too smart for manuals". if you refuse to read the wiki. go use some other distro. arch is too good for people who refuse to put effort into it. if you refuse to put the mere baseline level of effort in you don't deserve to use arch.

                    Arch users aren't elitest. they don't turn away people who legitimately cannot figure out how to install arch. you could be half braindead and be welcomed into arch forums with open arms. the only people who get turned away are people who are too lazy to read the wiki. the reason the installer fiasco happened was because of that. if thats toxic then good. in my opinion the less lazy people the better.

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