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Hopity Hop

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 00:45
by not found
So... my condition to never be happy with what ever operating system I use has brought me to SolydK currently, and I have to say I am finding it very good (I had a look at SolydX but something about the Oxygen theme and XFCE put me off :P ).

There are a lot of little touches that I really appreciate thus far and I have had very little issues if any (one pending "annoyance" which is the subject of my first post on the forum).

Thanks to the devs and users of SolydXK for a solyd >.< distro and as long as I am using it I will try and add value either by promoting the distro, helping on the forum and/or submitting bugs as is needed :)


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Re: Hopity Hop

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 03:23
by realityDroid
Welcome to the forums and the SolydXK family! I too am not a great fan of the default SolydX theme. However, it is still a great experience to behold on my older laptop. My main machine though runs SolydK.

Glad that you could join us. Hope you finally have found an OS that makes you a little happier. :)

Re: Hopity Hop

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 12:28
by Arjen Balfoort
Hi 404, and welcome to our forum!

Re: Hopity Hop

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 20:24
by realityDroid
Schoelje wrote:Hi 404, and welcome to our forum!
Lol

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Re: Hopity Hop

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 21:30
by not found
The name and signature comes from another Linux forum I frequent :)

I was just about to make a jump to LMDE as it seemed to me to be the same as SolydXK but with Cinnamon... so glad I saw it doesn't update monthly like Solyd does, a definite deal breaker for me so I will go home later today and hug my desktop and tell it how sorry I was to have almost made this fatale error :P

I will soldier forth with KDE then and see what November brings :) (and hopefully not get distracted by the imminent release of Ubuntu)


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Re: Hopity Hop

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 22:52
by zerozero
hello 404 8-) welcome to the SolydXK forums.
in my humble opinion ;) it's worthy to stick around with Solyd

Re: Hopity Hop

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 02:26
by realityDroid
not found wrote:The name and signature comes from another Linux forum I frequent :)

I was just about to make a jump to LMDE as it seemed to me to be the same as SolydXK but with Cinnamon... so glad I saw it doesn't update monthly like Solyd does, a definite deal breaker for me so I will go home later today and hug my desktop and tell it how sorry I was to have almost made this fatale error :P

I will soldier forth with KDE then and see what November brings :) (and hopefully not get distracted by the imminent release of Ubuntu)


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I would love to see a Cinnamon version of this. However, it's a real pain to install Cinnamon as there are, in my one attempt to do so today, a bunch of dependency issues.

Re: Hopity Hop

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 10:21
by ane champenois
Hi 404,
Welcome to Solyd XK forum 8-)
Hope you find your way here helps you to stop a while and give a chance to Solyd ;)

Re: Hopity Hop

Posted: 17 Oct 2013 09:47
by helmsdeeper
Welcome 404! No apologies needed, distro-hopping is fun and a good way to learn in the process.

Re: Hopity Hop

Posted: 20 Oct 2013 04:51
by timber
Hi 404,

Welcome, great to have you aboard!
I think there's a great chance you may really like it here.
I previously didn't see eye to eye with Xfce DE but after landing here and making a few tweaks to SolydX, I rather enjoy it now.
SolydK has become my true home and SolydKBE is steadily becoming "Old Faithful" ...
... ah heck, I like 'em all, need I say more?
(I guess you could say that I just "Hop" locally now) :D

Re: Hopity Hop

Posted: 21 Oct 2013 06:48
by not found
:cry: What a fool I am... gave into the temptation that is the latest Ubuntu release and gave up a fully functional and super stable SolydK install... shouldn't have :?

Other ISO at my disposal at that time was LMDE so gave that a whirl... not bad except that I couldn't get Hearthstone via Crossover to work on it (didn't want to work on Ubuntu either) but it worked flawlessly first time in SolydK.

Well, SolydK installed on desktop again, update was under way when I left for work this morning so when I get home I can install the nVidia drivers and then re-test Hearthstone (would be ironic if it doesn't want to work under SolydK now also :P )

Anyhow if I get the system back to the same state as before I think I should really NOT hop again... this is getting to painful.


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Re: Hopity Hop

Posted: 21 Oct 2013 11:31
by ScottQuier
@404 - If you only have one disk and you want to play with other distros, consider creating 2 or three partitions of about 15 - 20G each and install your plays in these. You end up with a dual/multi-boot machine, you don't disturb your daily driver, and you don't consume much disk.

If you run into a partition count limitation (MBR will only allow 4 primary partitions) consider either creating and extended partition with a number of small logicals or re-writing your partition table to create a GPT. GPT will allow, for all practical purposes, a nearly unlimited number of partitions and most Linux distros will install on GPT.

Re: Hopity Hop

Posted: 21 Oct 2013 11:46
by not found
ScottQuier wrote:@404 - If you only have one disk and you want to play with other distros, consider creating 2 or three partitions of about 15 - 20G each and install your plays in these. You end up with a dual/multi-boot machine, you don't disturb your daily driver, and you don't consume much disk.

If you run into a partition count limitation (MBR will only allow 4 primary partitions) consider either creating and extended partition with a number of small logicals or re-writing your partition table to create a GPT. GPT will allow, for all practical purposes, a nearly unlimited number of partitions and most Linux distros will install on GPT.
Sound advice and yes I have been there done that, even had more virtualbox installs than you can shake a stick at... then one day I thought to myself; "Myself, having more than one OS on a machine when you only use one at a time is a waste..." and from that day I only run one OS... sometimes for very short periods :P


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Re: Hopity Hop

Posted: 21 Oct 2013 11:56
by ScottQuier
not found wrote: Sound advice and yes I have been there done that, even had more virtualbox installs than you can shake a stick at... then one day I thought to myself; "Myself, having more than one OS on a machine when you only use one at a time is a waste..." and from that day I only run one OS... sometimes for very short periods :P


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I've found too many instances where an O/S installed in VirtualBox did not perform in manner similar to that of installing on bare metal. In some instances, installing a driver completely destroyed the install - at least to an extent beyond my ability to recover. So partitions and additional drives is the way I roll .... errrr .... hop :)

Re: Hopity Hop

Posted: 22 Oct 2013 20:16
by not found
It is just shocking (in a good way) to me how stable Solydk is... I have not encountered one thing that didn't install and just work (was shocked when Windows shares on the network was just there and working and I was copying files around like a mad man)... about to do some scanning via a networked scanner/printer, hope this post hasn't jinxed it :P


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Re: Hopity Hop

Posted: 10 Dec 2013 17:36
by not found
And after several round trips all over operating system land I find myself yet again with SolydK... and just like previously it feels good : :D

Re: Hopity Hop

Posted: 10 Dec 2013 18:10
by Arjen Balfoort
Ehm...welcome back? :D