Hi everyone, I spent yesterday transitioning one of my two systems from Manjaro to a fresh install of EOS. All went rather dashingly well. The EOS wiki was a HUGE help, along with several searches on the forum for friendly user posts. My two big issues were 1) Using nvidia proprietary drivers with the Zen kernels. Solution in wiki was to install nvidia-installer-dkms and boom! I was able to boot into the kernel. 2) Was spell check. I couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t working since I had aspell installed. Turned out, I needed an aspell-en language pack install. Boom! Good to go…and LOVING LIFE!
I have one last (probably not) lingering question. I am from the green Mangaro camp and I have only known Arch updates via the Manjaro method, which is basically, their development team releases a bushel of updates after a trickle-down process from the unstable/testing branches…and finally to stable. These bundles of updates occurred usually twice a month, maybe once with a post on the forum where you could read/report about any issues before updating. I couldn’t find anything scouring the forums on Arch pure/EOS update regarding releases and frequency. Do they just continually flow like the river? Are there stop gap places to read about “issues” before updating?
EndeavourOS comes with a nifty script called arch-news-for-you . You just run in in the terminal and it prints out the latest Arch news title. So you don’t even have to open your browser to check if there’s anything new.
Also, if you use RSS to subscribe to your favourite podcasts and blogs, Arch news also has an RSS feed. A nice terminal-based RSS reader is newsboat.
You only need to check that if there is a large update. If it’s something minor, it’s usually fine.
Is that the EOS-update-notifier? I had to uninstall that. It kept popping up every 20 minutes (at least it seemed) and when I would go to click on it to see the news, it would just go away and nothing would happen. Mind you, I uninstalled Firefox, so maybe it uses it? I use Waterfox instead.
Correct me if I’m mistaken, but that’s not a safe way to check for updates, because it refreshes the package database, and if you cancel it without updating, it’s equivalent to running pacman -Sy without u, which could potentially lead to a partial update scenario.
I could be wrong about this, though, please correct me if I am.