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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:57 pm 
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Hello Everyone

I got here from Sco Openserver and Suzie Linux

Got Etch and Lenny to work on my mini itx boxes, but not Jessie. The Debian forum suggested I try AntiX so here I am. The AntiX 15 i386 looks very promissing and I would be well pleased if it will boot off the hdd. I loaded grub to the mbr but no boot, only off the cd, when loaded


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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:02 pm 
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I loaded grub to the mbr but no boot, only off the cd, when loaded


Start a thread in new users for that issue. Include exact steps followed and /dev/sdx number of drive mbr pas pointed at.

Include inxi -Fxz redout in your thread.

Howdy and welcome to all the new users to the forum from countryboy Rok.

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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:05 pm 
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You could at least use nano instead of leafpad to see and edit files in terminal window.
But what about trying the older release antiX 13?
@More experienced antiX users: Is it a bad idea? :?:


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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:53 pm 
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hello world. i am a casual linux user and have many different flavors of Puppy (macpup, simplicity, mediapup, etc) as well as knoppix on a stick. i recovered my old t40 from mom's garage and originally installed fedora 20 and then debian 8 earlier this year. they both worked fine but i really wanted something more streamlined and minimalist ootb yet still have the available resources to be flexible and expandable. so recently i have been playing around with tinycore linux and i really like this distro a lot. it's very fast, has a good pedigree and lots of contributors with a lively forum. but while poking around on DW i also found antiX-15 to be in that 'goldilocks zone' for my t40. hmmm. so which will i choose? oh well, i may just end up installing both, but i really wanted to avoid partitioning. anyways, i just want to say i have very high hopes for antiX-15 and i will be poking around the forums for good tips and future news. big cheers to anticapitalista and all antiXers.

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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
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Hi Hendrix, I used to use TinyCore also, plus SliTaz, but have returned to AntiX full time, it is just such a good version of Linux. :)

I originally came here from Crunchbang (#!).

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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:28 pm 
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@fatmac, i can understand why you use antiX fulltime. i spent all night long modding and playing with antiX on my old t40 as my ipad and acer sat on the couch. actually, it was all quite boring as there was no hiccups or problems whatsoever from installation to setting up my network and surfing the web and all the applications just worked ootb. i can confidently say it was the easiest OS installation i can remember.

antiX has definitely won me over and will be my dedicated OS on the t40. and that's funny you mention #! bcuz that was also one of my top choices until corenominal announced his decision in February to stop developing so i looked elsewhere to tinycore and finally antiX. after finding my lost t40 i was in a distro-hopping mode for months, but now i believe antiX has cured me of that bug.

antiX is well deserving of all the accolades it has rec'd and i want to give a big huge thanks to anticapitalista for this wonderful distro. cheers.

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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:44 pm 
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I started using linux as a way to get a Half-Life server to stay running years ago.
After using a few distros for a while , I liked the Debian based distros the best.
I discovered Mepis around version 5 maybe.
I used SuSE for a couple years , but it was kinda "windows like" for me.
Then I found antiX , and played around with a few window managers.
I liked the idea of set it and forget it and no magic in the backround.
Even at 56 years old , I find it very interesting how the system talks to the hardware.
I tried to build a few kernels , but that just gave me headaches.
I just installed antiX 15 after using Ludite for a couple years , I really like '15.
Here's my main machine's inxi
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$ inxi -F
System:    Host: antix1 Kernel: 4.0.5-antix.2-amd64-smp x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8
           Distro: antiX-15-V_x64-full Killah P 30 June 2015
Machine:   Mobo: MSI model: H87-G43 (MS-7816) v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: V2.2 date: 05/15/2013
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-4570S (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3600 MHz 1: 2900 MHz 2: 2900 MHz 3: 2900 MHz 4: 2900 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.0.5-antix.2-amd64-smp
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: d4:3d:7e:da:ee:d6
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2000.4GB (64.9% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST31000528AS size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 29G used: 3.4G (13%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 884G used: 589G (71%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.29GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-4: swap-2 size: 4.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb5
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 134 Uptime: 4 days Memory: 642.7/7662.3MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.25

Needless to say , this machine flies and runs everything RIGHT NOW , I love it.
I hope I can add something to the forum , I'm just an Auto mechanic that likes my machines "my way" and antiX is the ticket.
I think I watched all the videos by dolphin oracle at least twice , keep em coming.
Thanks for a super distro guys.
Colin


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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:08 am 
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Howdy and Welcome from the local Biker mechanic.

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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:35 pm 
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cwilliams wrote:
Then I found antiX , and played around with a few window managers.

I hope I can add something to the forum , I'm just an Auto mechanic that likes my machines "my way" and antiX is the ticket.
I think I watched all the videos by dolphin oracle at least twice , keep em coming.
Thanks for a super distro guys.
Colin


Welcome and Howdy from a Crazy Cajun. I've been installing antiX on various machines that originally had Windows 95, ME, and 98 on them; most people's junk that they want to get rid of. I have been setting up these machines and giving to kids in the neighborhood who don't have computers. Once they understand the basics, they really go for it on the internet. I teach them how it works, and the kids are more interested in how it works than just playing games.

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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:17 pm 
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Hello everyone!

Well, my netbook was so slow so I thought I should try out Linux on it. Fittingly, golem.de made an article on linux distributions which support very old/slow machines and I thought I should give antiX a shot!


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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
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We seem to be the Sargasso Sea for old notebooks. Howdy and Welcome.

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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:00 am 
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Hi folks. I've been playing with Puppies for a year as an intro to Linux. Much encouraged, I began researching and trying the many distros available. I think I first saw mention of antiX in Everyday Linux User or one of the other various columns. The great pun in the name struck me as did the word "remaster." From my experience with Puppies, I knew that remastering was the the greatest OS involvement device ever invented. It gives you a sense of personal ownership as great as the first working assembly compile in MASM. (yeah, I'm that old). My first install of antiX 15 was a delight. So was MX-14. After trying Debian 8 I realized what a fine job of ironing out the kinks has been accomplished. And so I say thank you to all those who spent countless hours to provide a welcoming way into alternative computing. Small, simple, fast, and efficient. Very nice work! - Eric


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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
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anticapitalista wrote:
No, not by bus, train, bicycle nor car, but from which distro or OS?

So, how did you get to antiX?


I started with RHL 4 long time ago, then Mandrake, then FreeBSD, then OpenBSD, then Knopix, then Mandriva, then Debian, then Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Mint, Elementary (wich look and feel i love the most) then Antix and checking out PiSi Linux.

In my personal netbook, Dell Mini 9, 2gb RAM, 250gb USB HD, i am running Antix Linux.

How do i feel it? cool by now! like 1998 but running smooth...

I have a long road to go, learning from those who had mastered this system!

Have fun!


My Specs

System: Host: antixdell Kernel: 4.0.5-antix.1-486-smp i686 (32 bit)
Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8
Distro: antiX-15-V_386-full Killah P 30 June 2015
Machine: Mobo: Dell model: CN0J14 v: A04 Bios: Dell v: A04 date: 12/29/2008
CPU: Single core Intel Atom N270 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB
clock speeds: max: 1600 MHz 1: 1600 MHz 2: 800 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1024x600@60.07hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2
GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio: Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.0.5-antix.1-486-smp
Network: Card-1: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: b43-pci-bridge
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:23:08:05:34:a9
Card-2: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
driver: r8169
IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:21:70:d0:c3:d6
Drives: HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (5.6% used)
ID-1: USB /dev/sda model: HM120JI size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 24G used: 2.4G (11%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
ID-2: /home size: 34G used: 246M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8
ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 109 Uptime: 28 min Memory: 332.3/2010.4MB
Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.25


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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
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1997. Bough compureter. Listened to Abjab " format:C" every month for six months or so.
Discovered Knoppix. Discovered Debian. Discovered Stormix. Discovered Xandros.Discovered Ubuntu.
Went back to tossind Debian and revisions(like this one)
Currently triple booting AX15, Linuxlite 2.6 , Mint Debian 2.
Happy camper.
I spread the word on these 3 systems. Currently you guys are tied for #1 with Linux Lite and Mint is a but distant second yet worth running to us geeks.The rolling thing is fun to experiment with if one knows how to repair it quickly when needed. NOT for N00BZ.
My 88 year old dad has yours on his "internet" machine. He knows the whole Debian story and trusts it without question.
His old legal software is WIN specific(offline) so he can boot in and play when he needs to.
Where is the donate button ?
I'll throw you guys a bone as I do LinLite and some 3rd party stuff(extensions).A little chunk from everyone makes the ball roll( pay attentions cheapazz users). C'mon $5-$10 from 100 guys is real money.
Would you rather have your Winbloze back ? I rest my case.
Pura Vida !


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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
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http://www.mepiscommunity.org/donate

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If you would like to help with the costs, please click the button below.


Howdy and Welcome. 8)

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