User introductions

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I started with Linux back in the nineties when you had to struggle to find a driver, the internet was in its infancy and the modems had that characteristic sound when handshaking. I put it on hold for more than two decades, now I'm back and can see how much Linux has improved. Garuda Linux is the living prove to that. Hurrah!

Nice to be part of this Linux community.

Saludos desde Colombia a todos. (Greetings to every body from Colombia)

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Hello Garuda Community, i'll introduce myself in a couple sentences here. I'm a german fella that lives in the wonderfull Province of Alberta Canada, close to the foothills, all ready since almost 2 decades. i got to Linux somewhere around 1998, tried a couple distros like Suse, Mandrake and ended up with Debian, later on i moved on to Gentoo. I used to host a couple domains behind a pppoe line at home with all the services like mail and web, that was running on OpenBSD. 2006 i left germany for an adventure and haven't used a linux box at all, until a couple month ago. All i was using was a Macbook for all the years for communication, correspondence etc. Couple month ago i wasn't busy on the job and walked out of a bestbuy store with a cheap desktop computer, checked distrowatch and before the sun went down it was booting MX Linux. I noticed that I have to catch up to a lot of new things..., stumbled over an Arch/hyperland video and fell onto a Garuda/hyprland one. Installed it on 2 very old Laptops first, but they were just to slow, like a AMD Athlon X2 from 2007, so i went back to bestbuy to check on some deals on a new Laptop and as you'd know, before dark Garuda/Hyprland was booting on it and i was so happy with the outcome that I removed MX from my Desktop and installed Garuda as well. Since my Desktop machine just has one slot for a NVME I took the stock one with MX/Win11 out and stuck in a new 2 TB one and installed Garuda onto it. Now I'm a happy customer that has to explore all the new things that i missed out on over the last years. I'm not a coder or so, just a user/enthusiast who loves the terminal :smile:
Y'all have a nice Day!

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Herzlich Willkommen :slight_smile:

Einmal Garuda Hyprland, immer Garuda Hyprland :smiley:

(Vorsicht, es gibt ständig Updates und dabei kann auch häufiger etwas zerbrechen als bei i3wm.)

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und schau dir gelegentlich die Sachen unter /etc/skel an, und übernimm die Dinge, die dir zusagen.

Hoffe, du hast es noch drauf, deutsche Texte zu lesen :wink:
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Hi everyone,
I live on the south coast of the UK near Brighton, it’s pretty chilled out here and I’ve been here many years.
I’m a relative newbie to Linux of around 6 or 7 years, the first few years were distro hopping whilst still using MSW for gaming. I took the leap of faith and binned MSW around 2 1/2 years ago when I discovered Endeavour OS. I have a lot of fondness for EnOS and it’s community as it taught me a lot about Linux, in particular how to use the terminal (which used to terrify me), and of course Arch based Linux.
I hopped over to Garuda during the last month or so as I wanted a more gaming focused DE and Garuda KDE Dr460nized really has ticked all of the boxes for me, frankly it’s bloody amazing.
Thanks Garuda devs and here’s to the future.

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I began using Linux in 2009. Before my world was windows, MSDOS, CP/M etc.

3 years ago (I think…I no longer keep track of time, reason, been retired for 15 years now). Anyway, when Garuda first started, I tried Garuda on an underpowered laptop, a Lenovo Ideapad). Things did not go well. Uninstalled Garuda and continued with various Linux distributions.

Between my first try with Garuda and now I used other Linux Distros.
Now for the strange part (for me), I kept returning to Garuda , why? can’t explain. However with each installation I encountered various show stoppers, like I would install Garuda and it would boot to a black screen. I was bewildered and unhappy, saying to myself this cannot be a distro ready for prime time.

Probably 3 weeks ago (not sure if it’s 3 weeks or less - I no longer need to keep track of time, reminds me of the Chicago song “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is”.
Now I have Garuda installed and humming along quite well. I really really love the theeming, the tools and the superb stability.
I have observed the community, and it is friendly and knowledgeable, the devs are top notch.
Did not mention, my DE is KDE, been a KDE user since the days of KDE 3.

Found a home, and I’m here to stay. I rarely post, but I’ll be here.

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Hi, everyone! I already introduced myself a bit on another post regarding nickname registration on IRC, but here goes proper introduction:

I’m pianist and Linux enthusiast. I started with Linux Slackware back in 2006 and it took me 3 or 4 CDs to install it :slight_smile: That’s a very nostalgic experience and I assume never to be experienced again unless I buy PC with CD reader and download those old ISO (if they’re even available, hehe)

I managed to break Slackware after a while (in retrospect it was actually minor mistake I made in .Xauthority file but in my youth I had no skill to troubleshoot my problem nor did I have wifi access and mobile phone to browse online and I also had no idea what is tty. Different times I guess :slight_smile: )
That led me to try out Ubuntu which I liked, however, I remember it being sluggish.
Later on I tried all kinds of debian derivatives and none of them felt right due to apt package manager. It was time to try something else and so I tried Manjaro. It was short introduction to pacman and so I tried vanilla arch. Then I learned about init system wars, windows managers and principles of minimalism in context of OS and decided to try runit instead of systemd and windows managers instead of DE like KDE, xfce or other, and that led me to voidlinux on which I tried i3, dwm, bspwm and others. I used Voidlinux for about 4 years and then decided to try alpine linux which I enjoyed as well.
I guess I just wanted breath of fresh air, new home, new community and I’m glad I landed here with Garuda Linux team and users. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Hey Garuda community!

I’m Macha (MAW-ha), US-based self taught programmer/hacker since I was around 8 years old. I’ve always been a pretty big geek that just likes tinkering with systems (shoutout to the PSP for opening those floodgates in my life). I got my BA in applied linguistics, and studied abroad in Germany btw, so to the germans that seem to be on this forum, “Was geht alle? Das freut mich, euch alle kennenzulernen” :wink:

I’m actually a regular on the OpenAI dev forums, so I’m usually lurking there. I want to say I’m mainly an AI developer, but by that I mean I work with pre-existing LLMs. Linux fuckery has always been a big hobby of mine, and now I’m taking that to the next level.

I don’t really consider myself to have a “main” OS. I use many different ones for many different things. It’s more like I’ve adapted different things to suit my needs, like using VMs for my main development environment with a windows host, and using external SSDs to boot OSes (like Garuda :wink: ) so I can work with Wayland compositors. i3 is mainly my xorg env of choice, and hyprland for wayland.

So, why am I on here and saying hello?

I recently began my startup venture to build a special kind of system I’m excited to showcase to you all (hopefully by the end of the month). It’s called Lemmageton. I’d like to ship an OS build that’s optimized for my system (and has it pre-installed), and assuming I don’t come across any significant code-breaking issues, I’m using Garuda Linux as my base, and/or the official distro my system would be build/optimized for.

I’ll let the details about the integration be a surprise for now, but I think you could guess it’s related to AI. My website doesn’t have too too much (being a solo founder is time consuming lol), but you can read about it here: https://www.lemmageton.com/

I’ll be asking questions as I work on my env and get things all put together. I’m excited to work with you all, and if this goes well, actually help contribute and give back to this community and amazing distro!

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Witam Wszystkich.
Trochę późno, ale chcę się przywitać ze społecznością forum.
Linuxem bawię się od jakiegoś czasu ale jak zobaczyłem Garude Dragonized to się zakochałem.
Zostanie ze mną dłużej.

Hello Everyone.
A bit late but I want to say hello to the forum community.
I’ve been playing with Linux for a while but when I saw Garude Dragonized I fell in love.
It will stay with me longer.
Translate with deepl, greetings SGS

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Welcome :slight_smile:

Hi all, I am fairly new to Linux. I have tried a few distros such as Elementary OS, Raspbian, & Lubuntu, but am interested in trying out Garuda. Where do I go to receive guidance on configuring Garuda?

Welcome @TechnologicalPassion

Start reading and searching the forum and use

https://wiki.archlinux.org/
also helpful
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Pacman/Rosetta

Basic operations

Action Arch Red Hat/Fedora Debian/Ubuntu SLES/openSUSE Gentoo
Search for package(s). What exact fields are being searched by default varies in each tool. Mostly options bring tools on par. pacman -Ss dnf search apt search zypper search or zypper se [-s] emerge --search (-s)
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My name is Lorena and Im from Argentina. I know very little about linux, but I decided to give it a try (a friend recomended me to try Mint). After a few months with Mint and feeling comfortable using it, I started looking for a distribution focused on gaming. I found a lot of videos on youtube about Garuda Dragonized and it looked really cool so I moved to Garuda. To be honest Im having a blast with the OS. Its really easy to play games on it and at the same time, my friend is an Arch user so… even if I dont know much about linux he is always there to explain me things and teach me. And fix my Garuda if I do something wrong. I would like to learn more about Garuda and linux to became an advanced user so all the material about it is welcome. As I said before english is not my native language but I can read english decently. I like RPG games and MMORPG.

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Start with wiki, garuda and arch. Or just search and read in our forum.

wiki.archlinux.org/

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I already read all the Garuda Wiki and now Im reading about Arch and applications that I can find useful

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Welcome to the Garuda community @LorenaF.

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Seeing as how you have a friend that uses Arch (BTW) , you should have no problems transitioning to Garuda.

So nice to see a motivated self-starter joining the Garuda flock.

Again, welcome.

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