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  • AlmaLinux Now Available For The Raspberry Pi 5

    Phoronix: AlmaLinux Now Available For The Raspberry Pi 5

    Coincidentally coming out on the day of Raspberry Pi's IPO is AlmaLinux providing official support for the Raspberry Pi 5...

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    DietPi is still the king for SBCs

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    • #3
      I wonder how Alma runs on this low end system?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sophisticles View Post
        I wonder how Alma runs on this low end system?
        The Pi5 is pretty good. Under the correct kind of workloads making use of the multiple cores, it is verging on a Pentium 4 kind of experience.

        ... but as we know Gnome 3+ runs like shite on any machine, so ultimately Alma will offer a decent CLI and lighter WM experience.

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        • #5
          I had AL8.9 running on an 8G RPi5 with the 6.6.x kernel etc grafted from (Debian Bookworm) RaspberryPi OS - the AL8.9 distro 6.1 kernel wouldn't boot. The AL8.9 user space worked fine.
          I have now installed the AL8.10 image (6.6 kernel) onto a usb ssd which runs reasonably well. I replaced the swapfile with a swap partition and 4G zram which might help if memory is a probkem. Installing the 'Server with GUI' group the Gnome runs ok but noticeably slower. Normally install Openbox and (build) Tint2 so gnome isn't really a problem.
          I normally prefer the root, /usr, /var etc on separate lvm2 volumes but I don't understand the RPi5 boot process enough to get that to work.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kpedersen View Post
            ... but as we know Gnome 3+ runs like shite on any machine, so ultimately Alma will offer a decent CLI and lighter WM experience.
            I was running GNOME on ~14 years old machine and it was perfectly usable. Pi 5 is more than capable of running it wit decent performance.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dragon321 View Post

              I was running GNOME on ~14 years old machine and it was perfectly usable. Pi 5 is more than capable of running it wit decent performance.
              Gnome 2 or Gnome 3+? I think some people are just used to an even more snappy interface than others.

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