>Get really drunk
>Decide to download Arch linux onto a usb because of some desktop images you saw one time on /g/
>Print out some Arch install guides
>Reset my windows pc to factory defaults
>Can't connect to the internet on windows now, don't have drivers for my adapter and I can't find the cd
>Install Arch on unallocated space
>Post on /g/ for the first time ever
Being serious here, I have no idea what the fuck I am doing right now, I can't work anything properly.
How do I unfuck myself? Should I learn Arch or go back to windows?
Yeah, but at the same time I want to learn a little bit of linux, but don't know where to start
seeing as how I already have Arch installed on my pc it seems like the perfect opportunity to try.
having my doubts, and wanted some anons opinions
Plus it's kind of difficult to go back to windows when you can't connect to the internet
I suppose I could see if I can download the driver files on linux and put them in my windows filesystem but I still am trying to learn how to navigate files
Really glad my network adapter works outta the box on linux
Is this bait? How can you install arch enough to post WITH dual booting and at the same time not be able to fix your windows install? Just use arch to download the drivers. I smell fake, it is like seeing someone solve P=NP and at the same time have problems doing simple arithmetic
Not bait, sorry, I watched a few videos and printed a few guides,
Than I drank a bit too much and thought it was a good idea to go ahead with the installation.
I have no idea how to use i3 or even close it. Currently trying to grab a screenshot using this program called scrot I just downloaded.
Don't be scared.
1. Open the i3 basic guide, and keep it in its own workspaces. You change workspaces with alt-shift-number.
2. Refer to guide when you don't know what to do.
3. Enjoy freedom and productivity.
>>26858scrot image.pngto capture the whole screenscrot -s image.pngto select a part of the screen to capturescrot -u image.pngcaptures the current window (works best as a hotkey so you can capture a window other than the terminal you're typing the command in)
was reading the user guide, found out that you could resize and move windows.
Maybe it won't be so bad
you can open new workspaces (see the 1 at the bottom?) with $mod+some number 1-10
you can move things to a "scratchpad" (hides it in the background in a "secret workspace" sort of) with $mod+shift+hyphen, and bring them back up from the scratchpad with $mod+hyphen
(i changed the hyphen to ~ for me because it's more accessible)
I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use.
Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.
pic related op, once you rice it to be like this, then you're allowed to post in desktop threads ad infinitum
also, never use gui, alwasy use terminal
only gui you need is for web browsing, but even then, never use google chrome, use qutebrowser or firefox with vimperator
You were curious but apprehensive -- why you performed this drunk. I think you want to tinker but are overwhelmed at the thought of leaving your windows safety net. It's no matter what OS you use, but you seem to want to explore computing more. Don't hold yourself back.
>decide to give this Arch™ meme a try
>inside VM to be safe
>follow guides to the last exact step
>so far so good
>pacman -S gnome
>systemctl start gdm.service
>black screen with blinking cursor
>okay maybe wait for a couple minutes
>1hour later still nothing
why can't I do anything correctly the first time I try it with the help of a guide /g/?
my first successfull installation of Debian took me 5 tries as well
if a car were designed like Linux:
- The mechanic would tell you to "RTFM and fix it yourself!"
- The brake pedal would be on the right and accelerator on the left.
- You'd have dashboard buttons with names like "bt", "nrf", and "xs2".
- You push "xs2" to see what happens, and the car accelerates forward without warning.
- Only 15% of all seat covers would fit and you'd have to drive to New Mexico to find tires that fit.
- Sometimes the brakes don't work, and TFM tells you to enter "stop -pd -V" in the command line as an alternative.
- You accidentally type a lower case "-v" in the above command set, and the car goes faster instead of stopping.
- You then smash into a brick wall at 70mph, and oddly the engine can still run.
- You'd get beat up by Linux Car fans if you dare criticized it (or modded to hell, like I'm about to be).