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Poll Results: How long have you been using your current, main installation?

 
  • 24% (50)
    less then a month
  • 23% (47)
    less then six months
  • 14% (30)
    less then a year
  • 24% (49)
    less then three years
  • 13% (27)
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post #1051 of 4043
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You don't have to with KDM either.

KDE -> switch user -> select the WM/DE

Never thought of that. I cut my teeth on startx so I'm used to logout dropping me to the CLI and logged in vs the manager.
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post #1052 of 4043
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Never thought of that. I cut my teeth on startx so I'm used to logout dropping me to the CLI and logged in vs the manager.

Log in managers didn't exist when I started using Linux. In fact even when they were being introduced, I still resisted for a long time. But I was a Slackware user back then.

Also I'm not talking about logging out, I'm talking about switching user. It works much like the same thing in Windows, you don't get logged out, but your session is backgrounded and you can select a new WM/DE from the drop down menu. Except, unlike with Windows, you can have multiple sessions per user.
post #1053 of 4043
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Log in managers didn't exist when I started using Linux. In fact even when they were being introduced, I still resisted for a long time. But I was a Slackware user back then.

Also I'm not talking about logging out, I'm talking about switching user. It works much like the same thing in Windows, you don't get logged out, but your session is backgrounded and you can select a new WM/DE from the drop down menu. Except, unlike with Windows, you can have multiple sessions per user.

Slackware was my 2nd or 3rd distro...definitely a departure from all my years of Windows and from my first distro of Slax. Took me a whole day to figure out how to log into a GUI because I had just expected a login manager. Oh, back when I had more than scattered moments of free time. Still was a good experience for just reminding me that as long as there is a shell/terminal there's a way. Except GRUBs console. Man that thing confuses me for some reason.
     
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post #1054 of 4043
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Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

Log in managers didn't exist when I started using Linux. In fact even when they were being introduced, I still resisted for a long time. But I was a Slackware user back then.

Also I'm not talking about logging out, I'm talking about switching user. It works much like the same thing in Windows, you don't get logged out, but your session is backgrounded and you can select a new WM/DE from the drop down menu. Except, unlike with Windows, you can have multiple sessions per user.

Slackware was my 2nd or 3rd distro...definitely a departure from all my years of Windows and from my first distro of Slax. Took me a whole day to figure out how to log into a GUI because I had just expected a login manager. Oh, back when I had more than scattered moments of free time. Still was a good experience for just reminding me that as long as there is a shell/terminal there's a way. Except GRUBs console. Man that thing confuses me for some reason.

I can never get past a grub console either. I just chroot and restore from a live disk.

anyway, found a sd>usb thingy and am dding raspbian as I type- Can't wait!
post #1055 of 4043
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I can never get past a grub console either. I just chroot and restore from a live disk.

anyway, found a sd>usb thingy and am dding raspbian as I type- Can't wait!

LOL. I still don't know how to chroot and all that. I kind of hope one day in the future to be able to but not right now.
     
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post #1056 of 4043
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I can never get past a grub console either. I just chroot and restore from a live disk.

anyway, found a sd>usb thingy and am dding raspbian as I type- Can't wait!

LOL. I still don't know how to chroot and all that. I kind of hope one day in the future to be able to but not right now.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Change_Root
post #1057 of 4043
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LOL. I still don't know how to chroot and all that. I kind of hope one day in the future to be able to but not right now.

Not hard, takes 3 seconds and you can practice anytime you have a spare 3 seconds smile.gif
post #1058 of 4043
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That looks more confusing than Laplace Transformations. IDK maybe I'm just tired.
     
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post #1060 of 4043
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simplified, do just step 6 in here:

http://www.overclock.net/a/howto-moving-your-existing-nix-install-to-a-new-pc-or-drive-using-gparted

So I can move an already installed setup to another drive that easily? Hmm...summer is going to be fun screwing around with this. Can't risk it until then but thanks.
     
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