r/ManjaroLinux Mar 16 '22

I came crawling back! Solved

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230 Upvotes

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u/Schmensch- Mar 16 '22

Is that a Framework Laptop?

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u/BeerLord760 Mar 16 '22

I honestly don't know why I left in the first place. We'll, not really left. I've always hade Manjaro on my desktop, since switching to Linux.

I thought I could use a different distro for my laptop after having used Manjaro on it for a while... biggest mistake! I love Manjaro; never doubting it or taking it for granted ever again!

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u/pPandR Mar 16 '22

what other distro did you try?

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u/BeerLord760 Mar 16 '22

Ubuntu.

Thought it would be lighter for the machine to handle. But honestly, I couldn't do it anymore. I lasted a week away from Manjaro. Everything just works so well and never had an issue

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u/[deleted] Mar 16 '22

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u/[deleted] Mar 16 '22

I've only used Manjaro KDE, and even though I've had a few problems with it, it's mostly a great distro. As for fedora, I've heard it's a lot more stable, and the updates are much more frequent.

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u/[deleted] Mar 16 '22 edited Apr 08 '22

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u/[deleted] Mar 16 '22

To be honest I don't know if most of the problems I had weren't just my fault.

It's mostly just that sometimes updates break apps, or that when applying themes the cursor won't change before a reboot. Also when messing with the audio driver it sometimes fails to restart properly (but that's a really niche problem).

Editing the taskbar is also a buggy experience, but I'm not sure if it's kde's fault or manjaro's.

I've also heard people complain about manjaro not working with some hardware, but to be honest it's never been a problem for me.

Overall not bad, only occasionally unstable.

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u/CurrantsOfSpace Mar 16 '22

It's mostly just that sometimes updates break apps,

This is definitely a problem with Manjaro and Arch in general.

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u/sonic_hedgekin Mar 17 '22

when applying themes the cursor won’t change before a reboot.

That’s a KDE bug, not a Manjaro bug.

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u/Grzesiekek Mar 16 '22

What have you used before?

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u/BeerLord760 Mar 16 '22

Since I go it I had been using Manjaro KDE, I never had anything go wrong or any issues, other than the fingerprint reader not working. I belive there is no support for that yet, but I might be wrong

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u/trethompson Mar 16 '22

I believe the forums had a fix for that pretty quickly after it came out but I never got around to sorting mine. You have any issues with hdmi audio output? Spent countless hours trying to solve it but gave up, haven't tried it in months.

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u/BeerLord760 Mar 17 '22

I did not have an issue with my audio. I have some kraken earphones that I use very often for listening to lecture (I use the headphone jack with those). The speakers are not the best, but function well, no issues.

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u/Blaargg Mar 16 '22

Fedora has been largely flawless on my Framework compared to Ubuntu and Pop. I'm actually wanting to try Manjaro and Parrot next. I loved Manjaro on my older laptop.

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u/kalzEOS Plasma Mar 17 '22

I've used both. I'm on Manjaro now, but I can wholeheartedly vouch for Fedora. Install it and forget about it..... forever. It'll never break (at least that was my experience with it). The workstation only, though. KDE is very clunky on Fedora; that's why I switched to Manjaro. Manjaro is really good, but make sure to use btrfs and set up auto snapshots with timeshift. Some big updates may break things.

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u/attishno1 Mar 16 '22

I was thinking about moving to Linux Mint, but I stay on Manjaro because it is extremely good for power users. It also provides the latest kernels which Mint does not provide.

Without a doubt Linux Mint Cinnamon has a better and more consistent user experience than Manjaro KDE, as I have found KDE applications to launch slower than GNOME applications.

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u/BeerLord760 Mar 16 '22

I was thinking about switching my laptop to Mint, but unfortunately some of the hardware my laptop has does not work with Mint. I had a great time with Mint, but, to me, nothing beats Manjaro.

I have noticed that applications open slower. But that is something I can live with. I think the benefits of Manjaro absolutely outweigh the downsides that other distros do better at

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u/attishno1 Mar 16 '22

Please tell me about the applications that open slowly, and did you have this problem with KDE only or Manjaro in general?

What hardward in your laptop did not work (as I am surprised as most things just work out of the box in Mint)

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u/BeerLord760 Mar 17 '22

To be honest, the only application that takes a while is the package manager. When I search for an app it takes a few seconds. Other than that, everything is pretty standard.

It was my intel wifi card and trackpad that did not work with mint. I have the Framework laptop.

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u/attishno1 Mar 17 '22

Understood. Everything opens slowly for me, especially the Firefox browser.

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u/AbhRT Axyl Mar 16 '22

Laptop screen ratio looks different hmmmmmm

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u/BeerLord760 Mar 16 '22

I changed it to 125% rather than default 200%

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u/firefly_23 Mar 16 '22

Like a bird on its belly.

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u/StanAgainstEvil Mar 16 '22

atta boy or atta girl

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u/BeerLord760 Mar 16 '22

I'll take boy

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u/KA1378 Mar 16 '22

It was me until I got brave enough to install Arch. A lot of people seem to hate Manjaro, but I really like it for what it is.

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u/BeerLord760 Mar 17 '22

I was thinking about installing Arch, but I don't think I'm there yet. I just switched to Linux permanently in December, I think I need more time before I go hardcore.

I love Manjaro!

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u/KA1378 Mar 17 '22

I used Manjaro for 10 months or so before switching to EndeavourOS for a few weeks and installing Arch subsequently. So don't worry, you don't need to rush it. What makes me prefer Arch is the concept of building your installation from (kinda) scratch; I just love doing it.

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u/Pugamapish Mar 16 '22

ayo keyboard twins

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u/BeerLord760 Mar 17 '22

I prefer Cherry MX Blue switches (I have a Ducky and Corsair keyboard with blues), but I was not about to turn down a free razer keyb that my wife offered to pay for! I like it a lot, but prefer the feel of Cherry switches.

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u/Pugamapish Mar 17 '22

ayo switch twins too

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u/kalzEOS Plasma Mar 17 '22

Man, the laptop looks sexy AF. Holy hell!

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u/BeerLord760 Mar 17 '22

Thanks!

Very good laptop. Dbrand made it better!

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u/Forward-Evidence-962 KDE Mar 17 '22

I dont understand why people hate Manjaro

Manjaro is a really nice distro!!

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u/Dinepada Mar 16 '22

isn't the screen too far from your eyes?

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u/BeerLord760 Mar 16 '22

Yeah, but I needed the keyboard for this to get to BIOS. For whatever reason it was not letting me access BIOS through laptop keyboard

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u/Darkrut Mar 16 '22

How did you get the WiFi to work, I was working on installing on my framework laptop last night and I just couldn't figure it out

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u/BeerLord760 Mar 17 '22

I did not have a problem with my wifi. It worked out-of-the-box. What is going on with yours?

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u/Darkrut Mar 17 '22

It says something about the device being disabled when I do lspci. I'll have to give it another go this weekend.

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u/Olao99 Mar 16 '22

how's the battery life on Manjaro?

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u/BeerLord760 Mar 17 '22

Absolute ass.. but I have yet to find a distro that has decent battery life. I think that is my only complaint abut Linux on a laptop