Australian noob says hi o_o;;

Why don’t you want to install zoom in your Garuda installation?
You can either install it from the through Pacman or even flatpak

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They're too lax with their security, and there was even a class-action against them due to security and privacy concerns: https://www.zoommeetingsclassaction.com/

At one point, they even had a vulnerability that gave them full system control. Not fantastic :grimacing:
Their attitude towards better security and user privacy seems quite poor, so I'd rather not run the risk

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Hmmm... I'd need to investigate this lack of security on Linux to believe it. :eyes:

Full control seem... Problematic.

Is zoom putting out the nix version or freedom coders?

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Welcome again and do some more research for a zoom replacement?

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I'm in a similar position. Jitsi-meet is an open-source alternative to Zoom, but workplaces don't tend to be receptive to non-proprietary software. The looks I get from the drones in the IT department when I explain to them I use Linux as my daily OS! So, Zoom it is. And using it in a VM is an idea I am going to look into, given Zoom's appalling security/privacy track record.

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I'm not entirely sure whether the vulnerability extends to Linux, but given it was definitely an issue for Windows users and their poor attitude in addressing that, I wouldn't be surprised if there's dodgy things in the Linux versions too.

I've love to use Jitsi Meet instead as mentioned before, but everyone and their dog uses Zoom. Can't avoid it ༎ຶ⁠‿⁠༎ຶ so the next best thing is to chuck it into a VM where it can wreak havoc in there instead :slight_smile:

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wow, I thought IT dudes would be excited to hear someone daily drives a Linux! :open_mouth:
Thankfully Zoom works well in a VM. Haven't run into any issues so far with it :slight_smile: a bonus is that you can use the VM strictly for work, so they don't see personal things if you share the whole screen hehe

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Perfect as it gets. Peace :v::dove:

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G'day! True Blue!

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A little update since I've been using Garuda for quite a while now:
This distro is definitely a keeper! :smiley: Goodbye Windows. Looks like I'll be active here for at least the next few years. I'll try not to be a nuisance LOL

I'm using the Dragonised edition and the aesthetics are amazing - I remember reading that some hate the neon look, but I absolutely dig it! This is really well-put together, and a lot of small things have made it so much easier (like update, cleanup, the inclusion of AUR helpers, Garuda Assistant, etc).
If it weren't for my stinky 4K 15" screen I would be using LXQt-Kwin instead of Dragonised, but I've made some adjustments to the top panel to make it more comfy for me to use. :slight_smile:

I ran into the black/frozen screen before login screen issue, and I managed to solve it following this thread on the Arch forums: [SOLVED] SDDM enabled but won't start at boot / Applications & Desktop Environments / Arch Linux Forums .
The other suggestions I found on the forum didn't work, so I'm dropping that here in case anyone stumbles across it and hasn't searched the Arch forums yet.

I've yet to find anything that either doesn't have workarounds or hasn't previously been solved. ^^
Also, thank you all for the warm welcome! :heart:

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Welcome friend! Wish you all the best.

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It's so nice to see a new user demonstrate self reliance and perseverance by working through a complex problem without automatically calling on the forum for assistance. This is what separates the hard core Arch devotees from the rest of the casual users simply looking for another smart appliance. This is the key to mastering Linux, and nothing gives you more satisfaction than knowing you can best a tough problem all on your own. Keep up the good work, because I just love to see new users such as yourself registering on the Garuda forum. Cheers, and welcome to Garuda. :beers:

Many congrats on choosing an Arch based distro like Garuda as your daily driver. I think you will be very happy running Garuda, it's very hard to go back to a Debian based distro or Windows once you've gotten used to running Arch.

Hope to see you around for the long haul. :wave:

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@mandog and I were discussing this the other day and bemoaning the dearth (and figurative death) of un-spoonfed new users. Then, 'lo and behold, appears @lum1nuss and makes liars of both us old gripers. It's just as @tbg says; "nice to see." :smiley:

He's not the only one, either. It's the new Garuda users and forum members that keep things fresh, not us stale old fuddy-duddys. And the more take-charge they are, the more it warms our old cockles (wtf they are). :wink:

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Woah thank you both! This really means a lot. ^^ I was very surprised after not checking the forums for a few days since life got a bit busy, I ended up with an unexpected badge! o_o;;

Honestly, I just didn't want to take up people's time here when the Arch wiki and forums literally have so much on them haha, since everyone has their own life outside of the internet. I've also learnt so many other things from researching the problems on my own. That great feeling of solving a tough problem is the best too :smiley:

Turns out, the black screen issue is not completely solved, but it happens a lot less and I reckon that's good enough for me haha. I'm gonna keep chipping at it when I can - if I try like 10 more things and they all don't work, I'll make a thread in the forum :joy:

Thank you again! The Arch Wiki and repositories are a godsend when it comes to troubleshooting and learning new things, so I'm super happy with Garuda (not to mention the great aesthetics and work that's been done on it!)
Been learning so many new things since I started using it as my daily driver. My Windows knowledge of the past two decades looks like nothing in comparison lololol

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New users can also share something of importance, especially to other new users. This is it, and it cannot be overstated. :slight_smile:

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welcome! my first distro was mint a year ago and they were awesome but, you will be so spoiled by the aur repository you will never want to leave garuda.

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Thank you for the welcome!
Haha that's already happening, my other laptop which has Mint on it feels like such a hassle to use in comparison. When I upgrade packages on it, I have to go to the individual websites and upgrade them with the packages there instead of just pulling them from the AUR... what a bother :joy:

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true words tbg that's awesome!

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The type of forum we are on is discourse.Discourse gives you awesome badges.

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I made a mistake with my words.
BluishHumilityGaruda Team

11h

No.

No.

Packages used in the official spins that are not included in the Arch repos are pulled from the Chaotic AUR, for which the repos are included in all Garuda spins by default.