Cinnarch: Arch Linux + Cinnamon

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  1. AlexC

    AlexC Registered Member

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    http://www.cinnarch.com/

    Anyone tried it?
     
  2. NormanF

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    Arch based on the Cinnamon desktop environment.

    Its a rolling release distro. Install it once and you get updated packages forever.
     
  3. ComputerSaysNo

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    Sounds good, thanks.
     
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    I tried Cinnarch on two different occasions. The first time, trying the 32bit version, was not very good. I couldn't get my wireless to work. On the suggestion of faidoc I tried again with the 64bit version. That time my laptop was able to connect and the experience wasn't bad at all...but far from perfect.

    The second time I tried it, just two days ago, the over all experience was quite good. You can find practically any application you could want in their repos (no joke) using PacmanXG4 even the latest version of Devede (3.23) ready to roll. Oddly enough their repos didn't have Cairo-Dock (just click and install) but AUR did have the PKGBUILD. I downloaded it...waited while it compiled...and voila...I had Cairo-Dock.

    Cinnarch is a minimal, net install, distro. You need a working internet connection (wired..wireless) to install it. Comes with Chromium, Totem, Pidgin,etc., but no word processor/office suite, cups, printer drivers, etc.. It uses systemd which took a bit of getting use to. I had to create a systemd service for a dnsproxy python script I use that allows for wildcards in my host file.

    It's still not perfect but it's getting there. I'm going to to keep my eye on this one because I think I actually like it.

    Later...

    Bob
     
  5. linuxforall

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    Next time please try and setup Samba sharing, I have failed hopelessly on Chakra and Manjaro so far, can't get Samba share working on Arch.
     
  6. NormanF

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    Newbies are better off staying with a distro that doesn't require a good deal of setup.

    If you like tinkering with Linux, than you'll probably like Arch - its a learning curve though.
     
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