i wish garuda worked, you know have to know how to format your dive before install in it <- SUPER unuser freindly, thats a MASSIVE problem.
you have to fix pacman after you installed it beucase all the keys are now out of date "sudo pacman-key --refresh-keys" <-- this command doesnt update keys untill you update the pacman(why does this command exist? should not update the keys once it updat it self? massive over sight blindness) witch had me suck in a loop for a while till i could find away to update pacman, becuase i couldnt even update the system withyout the pacman keys working,
"sudo pacman -Syyu" doesnt work
"sudo pacman -Syy" doesnt work
"sudo pacman -S archlinux-keyring " doesnt work
"sudo pacman-key --refresh-keys" doesnt work
i got it to work with a command that very hard to find but i forget it now "sudo pacman-key -chaodic-keys" or somthing like that then ran "sudo pacman-key --refresh-keys" and actualy worked i was able to update the system, also where are these things its installed, steam is installed but where is the menu to to access it?
THERE ISNT ONE! another massive over sight problem, the add/remove only works for updates, doesnt allow you to see programs you can install, doesnt seem to try and load anything.
internet works fine, pacman cant update it sel becuase its key was missmacthed(no shit that why trying to update you??) i got it to work, i was able to update(READ ABOVE!), using the dragninized gamer version was able to install wiget and theme to get menus back.
linux isnt user freindly, its devloper freinly, coder friendly, def not user frieldly.
i was hoping for an OS that just works, like windows and mac, but this one doesnt seem to work well.
It seems like most of your command line errors are due to incorrect use case rather than actual Garuda problems. I am a first time Arch user and find it extremely user friendly.
It would be wise to specify which DE/edition you are using so that someone kind enough may tell you which menu you're missing. Many interfaces have gone through recent changes (Gnome, KDE, Xfce) so it can be reflected in the distro.
Chaotic-AUR is the distro's own repo and provides essential parts of the OS.
pacman -Ss steam to verify what's installed. There are easy ways to add menu items either through GUI or config files. Again, DE specific.
I'm new to arch and I find Garuda very user friendly--even noob friendly. I've experimented with xfce, MATE, and Cinnamon desktops and found all of them easy to install and trouble-free to maintain. I went through a brief phase where I was having trouble burning a usable Garuda image to a USB stick, but even that problem went away by switching to a different USB burner. I think anyone who can successfully install Mint or Ubuntu can install Garuda and keep it running without much drama. Really the only new skill I had to master was pacman, but now I prefer it to apt. Garuda seems very polished & complete to me--definitely ready for prime-time. Different strokes for different folks I guess.