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Re: Make FireFox default browser

#11 Postby joegum » Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:17 am

Hi asqwerth,

I do like KDE a lot. But if I've read correctly, systemd is going to become a dependency for KDE5. So, I may have to learn to live without it.... or buy new hw.

When the time comes, I think I'll learn to live without it ;) I'm cheap :D

Or, I suppose I could go to TDE... Oh, I hope they don't make systemd a dependency for that too.

Just to be clear...
I'm not anti systemd. It just seems like systemd is anti joegum's hw.

I'm just a lowly end user... nothing fancy here. I would be out of my depth to pontificate on the pluses and minuses of systemd. It's just that I'm having bad experiences with systemd distros.

Thanks for the heads up re MX. And, that is a very good wiki.

Thanks,
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Re: Make FireFox default browser

#12 Postby asqwerth » Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:00 am

If you like the wiki, check out the full MX manual:

http://www.mepiscommunity.org/user_manu ... /mxum.html

and instructional MX videos by dolphin oracle:

http://mepiscommunity.org/videos/mx14


The video tutorials have helped me a lot for specific topics like installing Virtualbox, how to get sound/pulseaudio working properly.
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Re: Make FireFox default browser

#13 Postby joegum » Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:32 am

Thank you again asqwerth.

I'll bookmark this topic.

Thanks,
-Joe

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Re: Make FireFox default browser

#14 Postby lucky9 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:11 pm

I understand perfectly about old hardware. I'm running an old Conroe Cor2Duo. And unless something breaks on my ancient GigaByte motherboard or the Processor lets out some magic smoke I intend to have next of kin inherit the old thing.

I'll reserve judgment concerning KDE 5 till it's out. I've 'looked' at 5 in at least one form, and had no issues with my hardware that I was aware of.
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Re: Make FireFox default browser

#15 Postby joegum » Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:20 am

I'm just running an olde eMachine.

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Re: Make FireFox default browser

#16 Postby joany » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:37 am

I'm certainly not an expert in these matters, but it seems that systemd is becoming the default init system for most major Linux distributions, which I assume includes Debian. That being the case, systemd will be baked into the Linux kernel regardless of what desktop environment you use.

I searched for what the implications of systemd are with old hardware, but I couldn't find any information on that topic.
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Re: Make FireFox default browser

#17 Postby timkb4cq » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:23 am

Systemd won't be "baked into the kernel" any more than sysvinit was. They are Init (initialization) systems that bring up the various hardware & software pieces in a correct order to get you computer running.
Embedded systems, Android phones, and a whole host of other devices that use the Linux kernel don't need and won't use systemd. The kernel will stay init system agnostic.
Of course certain desktop environments may become dependent on systemd - but that's a different matter.
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Re: Make FireFox default browser

#18 Postby zeeone » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:57 am

The times a changing......AGAIN. :eek:
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Re: Make FireFox default browser

#19 Postby joegum » Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:45 am

Yep, Debian Jessie has gone to systemd.

I don't know if my problems are tied to systemd, or some other issue. I just found that the distros that went to it (that I tried) had issues here.

I'm comfortable running older sw. Maybe with further development of systemd things will straighten out.

Is MX going to systemd? (Maybe this should be another topic?)

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Re: Make FireFox default browser

#20 Postby Stevo » Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:18 pm

The pre-alpha MX 15 does not use systemd by default, but there is a boot option to boot using it as the init system.


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