Some Feedback

I have been using Garuda for a little over a year now. Recently scored a new laptop and immediately wiped it and installed KDE. Never used KDE much in the past but I love what Garuda has done with it.
I've learned a lot just making mistakes and using the default applications. The forums have always been great. Sometimes a user wants their hand held but mostly it seems users really want to understand the system.
I recently attempted to install another distro to check out Enlightenment on another partition. Screwed up my boot loader, of course. Patience and reading the forums got me back where I want to be. Enlightenment really hasn't changed much since the first release of DR17, BTW. Garuda just keeps getting better.

System:
  Kernel: 5.17.5-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=d9125faf-89ad-4e51-ab03-
    rw [email protected] quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    loglevel=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.5 tk: Qt v: 5.15.3 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 82K2 v: IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 v: IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0T76461 WIN serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO
    v: H3CN31WW(V2.01) date: 11/18/2021
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 46.0 Wh (100.0%) condition: 46.0/45.0 Wh (102.2%) volts: 12.9 min: 11.5
    model: 0x43 0x65 0x6C 0x78 0x70 0x 0x4C 0x32 0x30 0x43 0x33 0x50 0x4500 type: Li-ion
    serial: <filter> status: charging cycles: 5
CPU:
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3
    family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x50 (80) stepping: 0 microcode: 0xA50000C
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache: L1: 512 KiB
    desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB L3: 16 MiB desc: 1x16 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3134 high: 4070 min/max: 1200/4462 boost: enabled scaling:
    driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 3311 2: 3946 3: 2977 4: 3487 5: 3068 6: 2556
    7: 2773 8: 2835 9: 2375 10: 2611 11: 3471 12: 3552 13: 3164 14: 2963 15: 2986 16: 4070
    bogomips: 102206
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2
    mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: always-on, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GA107M [GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile] vendor: Lenovo driver: nvidia v: 510.68.02
    alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 8 link-max: gen: 4
    speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:25a2 class-ID: 0302
  Device-2: AMD Cezanne vendor: Lenovo driver: amdgpu v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s
    lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s ports: active: eDP-1 empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 05:00.0
    chip-ID: 1002:1638 class-ID: 0300
  Device-3: IMC Networks Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-3:2
    chip-ID: 13d3:56ff class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.1 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting,nvidia gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22") s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: BOE Display 0x0a81 built: 2021 res: 1920x1080 hz: 120 dpi: 142
    gamma: 1.2 size: 344x194mm (13.54x7.64") diag: 395mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1920x1080
    min: 640x480
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD RENOIR (LLVM 13.0.1 DRM 3.44 5.17.5-zen1-1-zen) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.0.3
    direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Renoir Radeon High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 05:00.1
    chip-ID: 1002:1637 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor vendor: Lenovo driver: N/A
    alternate: snd_pci_acp3x, snd_rn_pci_acp3x, snd_pci_acp5x, snd_pci_acp6x, snd_sof_amd_renoir
    pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 05:00.5
    chip-ID: 1022:15e2 class-ID: 0480
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
    gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 
speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 05:00.6
    chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.17.5-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.51 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
    class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8852AE 802.11ax PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lenovo
    driver: rtw89_pci v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 2000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
    chip-ID: 10ec:8852 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-4:3
    chip-ID: 0bda:4852 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 3 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 37.32 GiB (7.8%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: MZALQ512HBLU-00BL2 size: 476.94 GiB
    block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: 5L2QFXM7 temp: 24.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 474.73 GiB size: 474.73 GiB (100.00%) used: 37.32 GiB (7.9%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:3
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%) used: 3.6 MiB (1.4%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 474.73 GiB size: 474.73 GiB (100.00%) used: 37.32 GiB (7.9%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:3
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 474.73 GiB size: 474.73 GiB (100.00%) used: 37.32 GiB (7.9%)
    fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:3
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 474.73 GiB size: 474.73 GiB (100.00%) used: 37.32 GiB (7.9%)
    fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:3
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 13.57 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 39.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 353 Uptime: 22m wakeups: 1 Memory: 13.57 GiB used: 3.54 GiB (26.1%) Init: systemd
  v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1549 lib: 377
  Client: shell wrapper v: 5.1.16-release inxi: 3.3.15
Garuda (2.6.2-1):
  System install date:     2022-04-16
  Last full system update: 2022-05-07
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:            
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Thanks for the report on E. It's one of those magically addictive DEs that one can easily go down the rabbit hole with. Sad to hear there has been so little progress, but I guess it's just not very popular any more.

regards

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Well said! There has been much progress with the EFLs so I shouldn't have been so dismissive. The user space, I guess, is what remains stunted in my opinion. Once one has played around with the ecomorph stuff and marching penguins or rain on the desktop, what then? Usability hasn't changed at all so far as I can tell. And E-Live, which is supposed to demo the latest and greatest features? The stable version is 32-bit and ancient. The beta version is E16 "while in the development phase." Hey, it's only been ten years.
I'd recommend Bodhi Linux for anyone wanted to try E but also wanting a more productive experience.

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Yet, even Bodhi is becoming somewhat dated, at least from a look at their website. E-Live, AFAIK, has always been kind of a shill. Too bad--E is unique.