[Wolves] Distros and Desktops

Simon Burke simon at samandsimon.co.uk
Thu Oct 18 08:10:25 UTC 2018

On Wed, 17 Oct 2018 at 18:17 Adam Sweet via Wolves <
wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:

> Hi all
> <snip>
> This led me to wonder what distros and desktops you lot are using these
> days and which others you're interested in.
> Additionally, KDE people, what's great in KDE that you don't get in
> other desktops (aside from endless customisation)?
> Adam
> I've been a long term user of Debian for around a decade now. Historically
been using it on everything. But I've come across issues like the one
you've had more often than I should admit.

Most recently trying to get a Nvidia Quadro card to output to three
monitors, when the card presents itself as two separate cards with two
outputs each. I managed it in the end but I had to use the nv driver,
enable xinerama, and somehow lost 3d acceleration and RandR as a result.

I think we all have periods of distro hopping, I had mine a few months ago,
and somehow find myself liking the new Slackware release, and Manjaro.

In terms of desktop, I either user AwesomeWM or LXDE, purely because I like
it to be resource light and fairly minimal. Though I do like KDE5, I just
couldn't use it much due to graphics-cards issues.


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