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  1. I ran pacman -Syu base on both of my Arch installations. I think that was the only manual intervention required, or correct me if that's wrong.
  2. I do stuff like this, too, and I've gotten some great deals. All of the computers I own now (all of them are laptops/notebooks) were either used or discontinued ones. Got one that was a display model, picked it up for $50 bucks, turned out to be perfectly fine, all I had to do was wipe Windows and install Linux. Got another one that was given to me for free, and that one's still working fine as well. I probably wouldn't even consider anything over $200 bucks at this point. I generally try to avoid taking a laptop with me on trips. I kinda enjoy getting away from all that for a spell.
  3. For me, this whole thing has been incredibly annoying. Changed my avatar since the old one was all scrunched up. Isn't there a "Preview Post" option or something? Oh, never mind, found it. Maybe I'll log back in when I'm not feeling so irritated. Later, folks.
  4. I wish I could help you solve this, Mel. I've never used Manjaro, but I've had a fair amount of experience with dual- and multi-boot setups involving Arch, and involving some other Arch-based distros, like Bridge Linux, Antergos, ArchBang, Chakra. Almost always, Debian is the booting distro here. And I currently have one dual-boot setup, with Debian and Arch, where Debian's grub handles the booting. I figure that I should be able to do the same sort of thing with Manjaro, if I tried. But it looks like there are some differences between my setups and yours that might mean that I'd be of no real help to you. For example, I don't think I've yet had a setup like what we're talking about on a machine with UEFI involved. So I'd have to try adding Manjaro to one of my UEFI computers that's currently home to only Debian Buster. And I really don't have enough interest in Manjaro to bother with doing an installation (sorry!). Also I wonder how things would differ with Linux Mint being the booting distro instead of Debian; several years have passed since I've had Mint installed here -- Linux Mint 9 ("Isadora") was the last release I ran! Nothing against Mint (or Manjaro), but over time I've been leaning more towards "parent" distros. The installation and setup may be more difficult and time-consuming, but going with the "parent" distro seems to work out better for me over the long haul. I do keep Kubuntu LTS on one computer, but other than that I always seem to end up coming back to Debian and Arch. I'm thinking that you'd probably be able to get it to work, if you really want to delve into it and pursue it. Although you did say earlier in the thread, "I just won't use it unless it will work in VM." Best of luck!
  5. As I'm understanding things, they're talking about different wallpapers on different monitors (screens, viewports). I'm talking about something else -- different wallpapers on different desktops (virtual desktops, workspaces). Looks like they're called "desktops" in LXQt. In LXDE I used three desktops and each one had its own wallpaper. We used to be able to do it on different virtual desktops in KDE (users now have to use "Activities" to get something similar), and I remember doing it in Enlightenment (they had workspaces as well as virtual desktops!). I have different wallpaper setups for different workspaces in Xfce. Xfce is the best at this right now, seems to me. With most other DEs/WMs, though, it's one wallpaper shared by all workspaces/desktops.
  6. On one of my Arch installations, I finally got around to replacing LXDE with LXQt! I was scared to do it! I backed up everything, then I looked back at my notes to see what packages were brought in when I first installed the lxde package. Then I checked to see what would be taken out if I removed that same package. pacman -R lxde wanted to remove openbox so instead I typed in the entire list of packages without openbox. Removed all that, then I installed the lxqt package. LXQt in Arch looks ok. I have Xfce, LXQt, and Openbox on that system; I really prefer the Openbox sessions, and it's nice being able to take advantage of certain Xfce and LXQt apps from within Openbox. Not all of the LXDE config files and so forth were removed, but I'm okay with that for now. I haven't gotten LXQt all set up yet, but I spent some time fixing up my Openbox menu, and putting an icon on the panel for qterminal, and checking that other LXQt apps ran okay in Openbox. I used a couple of lines that contain "lxde" in some Openbox config files, and they still work in this situation. Anyway, I'll get back to setting up LXQt later. I wanted to take care of Openbox first. Hey, I had different wallpapers on different workspaces in LXDE, but I don't see a way to do that in LXQt!
  7. The "stock" LXQt 0.14.1 in Buster looks nice to me. I like the collection of apps they ship, like qterminal, pcmanfm-qt, featherpad, screengrab, etc. LXQt seems fine to use right now but it could still use some improvements. I'm not sure how much Siduction adds to or tweaks LXQt. Did you see this week's opinion poll at DistroWatch, "Custom desktop versus vanilla desktop"? -- https://www.distrowa...p?issue=current I voted "vanilla" but, you know, it depends on the situation.
  8. The siduction page at DistroWatch is still there: https://www.distrowa...ution=siduction
  9. Does this work only for ZSH? I tried it here (using BASH) and it gives me this prompt, all in white: [%w] [green]%n %~ [white]-->
  10. Ha-ha, I don't know. Oh, here's the whole window with my neofetch:
  11. Wow! I like short and simple for my bash prompts: user1[~]$ PS1='\[\e[1;32m\]\u[\w]\\$ \[\e[0m\]'
  12. Same in Buster GNOME here. Anyway, I like GNOME Shell with no extensions.
  13. I know about Linux Cookbook but haven't read any of it. I picked up a copy of Linux Pocket Guide by Daniel J. Barrett back when I was first getting started with Linux. That was the 1st edition of the book. This was probably early 2005 or perhaps late 2004. Then I found an old Unix textbook at a second-hand store. I never read either of those books cover-to-cover, but they helped get me going. Then I gave away both of them to a friend. Much later, I picked up the 2nd edition of Linux Pocket Guide, mainly for nostalgic reasons. I still have that edition. I haven't owned any other Linux books; early on, I turned to online sources and man pages. Currently reading Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus by Robert D. Kaplan. I have never listened to an audio book. I've downloaded a few eBooks or whatever, but I haven't ever gotten all the way through one of those -- I'm definitely a "dead tree book" person! Most of my books have come from second-hand stores, thrift stores, that sort of thing, except for when relatives have given me gift cards for Barnes & Noble (or Borders -- out of business now, right?).
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