Happy to be Using this Beautiful Work of Art!

Hi everyone. I’m not a tech nerd, but I just installed Garuda Dragonized a few days ago and I’m loving it. I think this is the first system that I haven’t felt the need to immediately start adjusting the default settings. Everything just feels like it’s right where it’s supposed to be.

There was some trouble getting the Chinese input for Fcitx5 to work at first, but I found a solution in the help section. And after a quick reboot and refresh on the desktop, things started working as they should!

The aesthetics might be the best I’ve ever seen. The default layout is awesome. And the tools have come in handy a few times already! Steam is running GTA smoothly even without using the tinker app. The only problem I’m having right now is getting my generic Xbox controller to pair with bluetooth. Bluetooth recognizes the controller but it won’t actually connect and allow me to use it. Don’t know how to fix this yet, but for now I just play via usb cable : )

My GNU/Linux journey began around 2017. Like many, I started dual booting Windows with standard Ubuntu. Then my mind was BLOWN when I discovered Plasma. But I didn’t know what I was doing with all the KDE settings at the time. So I moved on to Mint, which was the first distro that convinced me to erase my Windows partition and start taking baby steps into the terminal.

Of course, I kept hearing about Arch, but I was hesitant to try it because the reviews all say that it’s difficult to setup. I was afraid I would destroy my laptop! However, eventually I moved to Manjaro-based and I specifically used Mabox Linux for quite a while. Then, I found BigLinux–which made Arch very easy for me and includes tons of helper tools and shortcuts that I had never seen on other distros.

So now I’m here. My knowledge is still spotty, but I’ve learned from trial and error and I’ve come a long way. Partitioning used to be a nightmare for some reason; now I’ve done it successfully dozens of times. Post-installation booting into a black screen used to scare the crap out of me; now I know how to follow directions and fix it within a couple minutes.

Thank you guys for creating this work of art. I can’t even imagine how many hours of eye strain and cups of coffee it takes to build a distribution, maintain it, AND deal with feedback and complaints from people all over the world.