don’t use 220.127.116.11 to check internet connection; create a user choice for: 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, other
create choice to check updates (never, once a day, once a week, x days)
don’t assume it’s a VM; create a button to install VM related config/programs
welcome should always check language, because I might change it and in EN now, show’s Welcome as PT, it should be EN
(sddm related) logon sddm: shows US on top, date and time in PT, with descriptions on PT; soon as I type a password letter, changes language and flag to PT
reflector-simple: if no networking, only shows “worldwide” and ticked “include https mirrors”; if networking is available, it shows all countries correctly
discover: just don’t use discover, remove it; first it’s a mess, it check also for updates, so you are notifyed by endevour updates check AND discover, and you should avoid this double mess of “you have updates”
discover: if you really really like discover, put it as an option to install
install linux linux-headers but also linux-lts linux-lts-headers (two kernels better than one; three too much)
Just don’t check for internet connection. This is a bad Arch standard to check it. EOS could be one step above and respect user’s privacy. Let the user choose if he wants to open a webpage, connect to something or just use the computer.
This would be a huge plus for EOS. Simpy put interval=0 in connectivity in NetworkManager.conf and also dhcp-send-hostname=false in system-connections.
EOS would be a really privacy concerned distro, better than “security” distros.
Also already exists and is quickly and easily changed.
It’s easy for me. I’ve already removed it and removed Discover too. But it is not easy for the common user that choose EOS because it’s friendly. Let the user choose the update schedule.
It doesn’t? You may want to read up on how arch linux packages and dependencies work? Just because a package is related to a VM does not mean something else doesn’t need it. Do you have any examples?
After install, there is a notification that says the system is not a VM. It looks like an error, for the common user. So my system is not what? I might have problems… maybe there is an error, that’s what they think.
I know that because I’ve installed EOS for a user that kows nothing about GNU/Linux but just wants to use the computer for work.
Can you explain more?
Yes. I choose PT at install. Then I also add EN language. I remove or make EN my default language, but Welcome will still be shown as PT language. It should be now in EN. So, it should check language everytime it starts.
SDDM is not maintained by EOS. If you have a bug report it should be sent upstream to the maintainers. You can also try installing a custom theme.
I will report that to SDDM, but this was just to see if someone already had noticed this here.
Why would you want the ability to update your mirror list with no internet connection?
Regardless of you have internet or not, Reflector-simple should always show all countries.
sudo pacman -R discover enter
Discover is part of KDE Plasma and not EOS.
As EOS changes a background or add’s a few programs, it would be strange if it deleted a bad program. Know Discover is part of KDE and that’s how KDE checks for updates. Again. double check for updates, makes no sense to have Discover in EOS or disable Discover updates.
Not a question of what EOS likes. It is a question of what KDE Plasma likes. Direct this request to the devs upstream. You can choose not to install this with the installer.
I might but it makes sense to have Discover checking updates and as a store, if you have installed Arch+KDE.
sudo pacman -S linux-lts linux-lts-headers enter
It is not even necessary to update grub at this point just reboot
The user of EOS will never notice it. It’s pointless. But someone else whos is checking EOS for recomendation or just for fun, distro hoping or trying to choose for himself something nice, will see the kernel and the LTS and will think: hum, these guys really have something different and it’s a nice touch to have two kernels by default.
The regular user will appreciate that when on the phone with a Linux specialist he says, since your hardware is not working after this update, let’s choose the LTS at the boot… and tell’s him how to do it, avoiding to direct the user to open a second terminal and type words that he cannot understand.
I always have an LTS, but this change it is not for me. I would love to see it, so I don’t have to install it.
I hope this makes my point clear now and improve EOS.
we need to check internet-connection, for online installation, and i do not see an security issue here, as you are on a Live-Session. And almost every Live-ISo will have network enabled by default if you are connected wired…
All I said before is after EOS is installed. It makes no sense to talk about this during the install process.
The internet connection checks should be optional. I know Arch does it and I disable it, but, once again, EOS could go one step further and be privacy friendly and stop checking for connections. Or ping anything like Google.
Also I don’t want to update or be nagged by the E(OS) that I have updates every hour. So that was my suggestion, give the user the power to turn updates off.
Then you could just that EOS won’t do this because of principles of operation, and that’s fine with me.
You can’t turn updates off (maybe a rolling distro is not for you?), but notifications can be turned off very easily, especially for such an advanced user as you. You waste more time complaining about trivial things imo…