Just having nose about

Hello to the EndeavourOS community, I’ve been lurking here for a little while, thought it wouldn’t hurt to say hello.

I am currently making a list of possible distributions to move to and Endeavour is certainly on it. Admittedly, I am a bit scared to dip my toes into proper a proper Arch rolling style experience, especially since now, like many others, I am working from home. Explaining to my boss that I’m late to some virtual meeting or another because I disintegrated my install is not my idea of a good time!

Try as I might, I still haven’t managed to get a setup together that is super easy to reinstall. Though I have backups of various kinds, I always get bogged down with the details of what data I want on the cloud vs in offline backups, so I end up with 2-3 different disjointed backup solutions, trying to remember if I have everything I need somewhere that won’t be affected by wiping my hard drives. That makes distro-hopping on bare metal difficult right now. I may however set up another PC to mess around on.

I am more and more interested in easy-peasy stability, not just ‘It’s stable if you’re a Gandalf-level greybeard’, so much so that I have even considered leaving rolling release distros behind (I know, shock, horror!). I would even be open to moving to a corporate backed distro, whether that be Fedora or OpenSuse, just for the safety blanket of a long established track record…I even listened to somebody for more than 5 minutes when they suggested Ubuntu.

Long story short: I will keep watching this distribution develop and maybe get involved in the community a bit.

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Welcome!

Just let us know if you have any questions.

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Welcome! :enos:

Don’t be shy, start VM and see how it goes in a long run :slight_smile:
P.S. Beard wouldn’t hurt anyways :upside_down_face: :sweat_smile:

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Already done, but I’m having trouble getting Virtual Box to recognise my resolution. Every time I start troubleshooting it after work, I get distracted somewhere along the way.

A mustache will have to do.

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If you want to try using a mostly pure Arch system, I could not recommend EndeavourOS enough. It is great, mainly because of this forum full of knowledgeable people wanting to help you.

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No! :rofl:

Are you a copper?!
:male_detective:


Try install package

virtualbox-ext-oracle

For resolution, it should help i think and make sure you use VBoxSVGA in video settings of VM :wink:

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You had me at lurking…

lurker

:wave: Welcome!

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Welcome!

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Welcome!

Note that you can change resolution quite simply with the xrandr program.
First, get some info about the display (in the VM):

xrandr --query

Then set a suitable resolution:

xrandr --output Virtual-1 --mode 1600x900

assuming Virtual-1 is your connected monitor and 1600x900 is a suitable (and supported) resolution.

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:point_up:

Welcome!

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Believe it or not, cops here don’t have mustaches really. Or guns for that matter…

Thanks, will try both!

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Welcome to the community :beers:

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I had the same problem. I’ll post what I think the issue is when I get home. Might be pretty late before I say anything.

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Welcome @magtuired

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jump… you sink or swim :+1: but lucky for you/others EOS come with arch lifeguards :rofl:

Welcome … BTW i sell life jacket if you need

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Welcome @magtuired!

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@magtuired !

Welcome aboard !

:enos: :rocketa_purple:

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Welcome, good to have you with us.

In terms of stability, unless you actively go breaking things, EOS is solid. Just check for known issues for any major update, make a timeshift backup prior, and carry on with life :slight_smile:

In terms of your data solution, here’s my 1-2-3 ;

  • All essential data on NAS.
  • Rclone for access to cloud storage where needed.
  • Timeshift for regular system backups

Hope you stay a while!

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After setting up automated btrfs-snapshots before upgrades I’d describe my systems as “easy-peasy stable”!
If updates should break anything I just revert to a working snapshot. This takes about 2 seconds but requires a reboot.

Before this type of setup I used to fix these sort of problems. This was fun; I learned a lot but nowadyas I just revert and wait for the next update to sort this out upstream. I do have other things to do (like post on this forum… :wink: )

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None of course! Silly question. :expressionless:
Ok, next …