Just discovered Salient oS

Offline we haven’t, no?

@joekamprad have offered some ways to do that before, a bit hacky ones or own module…I haven’t got to do it yet :upside_down_face:

P.S. I’m speaking specifically about packages choice on offline Calamares, just to be clear.

For me, it is nothing like Manjaro or Garuda. Those distros offer much more.

To be honest, I am not sure I have ever done an offline install of EOS.

But it would be easy enough to do, just put a copy of those packages on the ISO.


Meh, I don’t like that. Was quite surprised that Manjaro preinstalls Steam. Like wtf, why?

Maybe to make people who move to Linux for gaming purposes have a better OOTB experience?

It’s really not that hard to enable multilib and type “sudo pacman -S steam”. Or pamac install steam or whatever it is with Manjaro.

Do people come to Linux for gaming? It’s still much easier to do with MS. I feel like a Linux-system by default should pack what’s neccessary and maybe convinient to work. Gaming apps by default feels unneccessary to me. If you want to build a gaming machine make CoreCTRL possible to be preinstalled with the options to make UV work available.

Hmm, I actually like that idea. ^^ If system detects better AMD-GPU that it known to work well with undervolting (just make a list) give option to preinstall Corectrl with system enabled to make UV work.


M$ SUCK! :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:


Not really. Just another OS. Certain games just work a lot better in Windows, for which they were built. Having them running in Linux for ideological reasons with bad performance, not mine. But to each his own. :slight_smile:


It’s not true anymore (at least for some games they’re actually running faster on same machine, like you know some totally lame and indy games nobody would ever want…GTA V for example)

Try it sometime, you may be surprised :upside_down_face:

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That’s why I wrote “Certain games”. I’m happy to play most games in my Arch, but some games just won’t work well (or at all). So either I don’t play them, or use Windows instead. Rebooting takes a few seconds, starting game, playing a little, rebooting again, that’s it. Dual-booting works for me.

To come for Linux specifically for games seems weird to me. I go to Windows specifically for gaming. Linux I use for everything. So a fresh installation shouldn’t have - in my opinion - games installed. Maybe I’m installing on my Laptop, there it’d be just bloatware. Bloatware on Linux, nice.

gnome-extra also has games with it, bad ones, too. Why? That’s so dumb.

To be fair, SalientOS describes itself as a distro for gamers so having steam installed doesn’t seem unreasonable.


Alright, a “Linux distro for gamers” should have this stuff preinstalled, yes. :slight_smile:
I like my idea with CoreCtrl (or the nv-counterpart) preinstalled on such a distro though ^^

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Gaming on linux is the best, and getting better by the day. MS who?


MS who???


Oh ya … the Windows people! Always broken. Sometimes fogged up. Or cracked!

I tried Salient OS a couple of weeks ago. I found it to be a capable distro. I had no problems with it. Yet it wasn’t anything special. I think I am biased for EOS

Make a list of the programs you want to be installed ( sudo pacman -S < yourlist.txt and it will install the list but this is not for the AUR.
sudo yay -S - < pkglist.txt

I am aware that it is possible to do things post-install, but you do realize it’s very different from doing things pre-install in offline installer (for your personal paranoid reasons at least)? :slight_smile:

That was technical question

You can add the package chooser part to offline also, but it will need to fetch packages from repositories, what is not really offline, or you need to keep the packages on ISO, what would make it bigger … both things we will not use for offline install.

i do hack calamares b.t.w. and arch too :wink:

It is not really hacky… and it is created by @fernandomaroto not me … user_pkglist is simple and stable… you add a list of packages and it will get installed.


I know, which makes total sense on :enos: itself…it’s just…for a friend :sweat_smile:

Oh yes, that one i know and use as well - very cool functionality
But it’s not the same as Calamares UI with beefy chunky bloated iso :laughing:

I guess i’m gonna someday do that nodule for myself anyway, when there’s more time :slight_smile:

P.S. Why have you edited Greta?!
She’s less menacing in that size…:rofl:

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just … she was huge much to huge i do not want to get nightmares and many :scream: :ghost: others also :sweat_smile: :scream_cat: