The Saidit.net Terms and Content Policy by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Can I make random comments in random threads that make little or no sense? ;)

moving to hyperbola by Broken-needles350 in Linux

[–]zapper 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I like openrc myself, better than the systemdumb replacement.

moving to hyperbola by Broken-needles350 in Linux

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Sorry you feel that way, as it is my current distro and I frankly, love it.

https://wiki.hyperbola.info/doku.php?id=en:main:faq

ps, if you wondered why the realtek wifi adapter didn't work, look at this:

"It's common for Wi-Fi cards to require a firmware to be loaded into the card. Many cards do not work at all if the firmware is missing. The firmware is often proprietary, thus we don't distribute it. This is the case for many internal Wi-Fi cards.

The usual fix to the problem is either to replace the card or use an external USB Wi-Fi dongle. You can buy one with Atheros chipset (eg. ath9k_htc as an external USB dongle or ath9k for PCI and PCI-Express expansion slots). Another is the RTL818x chipset (eg. rtl8187 as an external USB dongle or rtl818x_pci for PCI and PCI-Express expansion slots). Both of these Wi-Fi adapters have fully free free firmware. You can also search the h-node database to find Wi-Fi adapters known to work well with free software or scripts/deblob-$ver to check Wi-Fi adapters are included in the Linux-libre device blacklist."

PS, it is more stable then you realize, i think you just tried to compile too many things from source, I removed either lxdm or lightdm, and had no other dm and had to reinstall the system. I wouldn't say its the worst distro either, I have seen much worse...

Although, this post was from 7 months ago. So things could have changed, but one thing that won't change is that if you need non-free firmware for your laptop, avoid this distro.

I use libreboot and will soon have a coreboot laptop in the near future...

Anyways long story short, you might have done something foolish, I am not trying to judge you, just sayin, you might have tried it too soon.

last but not least, I always backup my stuff on a external flash drive in case I do something dumb. Hyperbola will get more stable over time, but it is a new distro which has been around for maybe less than two years. I would try it maybe three years from now at worst and see if it has gotten better but within a virtual machine. That usually is a good idea if you think it will suck again but want to make sure.

EDIT: Libreboot or Coreboot with me cleaner and wifi card replaced with one that requires no non-free binaries, or thinkpenguin and in the future when its possible, power8/power9... one of those is required to use Hyperbola without any non-free binaries,firmware or drivers to my knowledge 100% with wifi support and running into as few issues as possible. Everything else is... well... questionable. Hope this adds some insight. You could always use Parabola, but I don't recommend it for the same reasons, in fact it breaks way more.

Although, devuan might be good.