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Re: Manjaro Awesome WM Respin
« Reply #345 on: 17. January 2016, 06:26:48 »
Cool!

Nice to know it still works, even if with some issues

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Re: Manjaro Awesome WM Respin
« Reply #346 on: 30. January 2016, 18:56:01 »
i recently installed the respin and did an upgrade.
when i did the first update after installed i had to do some initial fiddling (the initial update was not working correctly) but once i got all of the mirrors situated and finally got everything synced, it worked just fine.
ive not had any problems with updates since.

i think it was ringo who got me hooked on awesome, and when i decided to switch back to manjaro i wanted to give the respin a whirl.

completely happy.



i tried linux before but am just switching completely from windows, from the little time i've used it before i tried awesomewm and i3. i've always liked awesome more then i3 so as a complete noob, what did you do exactly to get it to update correctly? i want to install this respin on my system

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Re: Manjaro Awesome WM Respin
« Reply #347 on: 31. January 2016, 03:43:35 »
To upgrade you run:
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sudo pacman -Syu

As for the issues u can ask malvidx.

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Re: Manjaro Awesome WM Respin
« Reply #348 on: 12. February 2016, 03:59:23 »
ok, so I finally decided to switch back to this respin after being on vanilla Arch for a while, mostly thanks to malvidx' positive report on updating this system.

I ran into some issues again, very similar to the first time installing this - and perhaps some similar to malvidx' experience, so decided to post an update here so that future users may find some solutions more easily.

- there are some issues with the infinality-bundle-fonts package, in part described here:

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=183644

so after signing the required key locally, the package still throws some complaints about certain fonts conflicting with each other. For me, saying 'yes' to replacing an OTF font with a TTF version (instead of the default 'NO' option) worked.

- during the update process through the postinstall script (which is mostly excellent btw), pacman throws multiple errors on not being able to import certain keys, even after updating manjaro-keyring. The solution is to also add/install archlinux-keyring (which is not there by default) as described here in the last post:

https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=14101.0

- the postinstall script has some weird behaviour when installing applications, as it regularly prompts to remove the packages you just installed. Have not found a sane solution here, and basically entered 'n' (no) when prompted.

- last, not least, I initially was not able to connect to any WPA or otherwise protected WiFi networks which required entering a passphrase, so was doing most of the initial install over ethernet. Upon configuring my system later, I found that nmapplet (network-manager-applet) requires gnome-keyring to be present in order to prompt for entering passphrases and to create the dialog box - so simply installing gnome-keyring fixes that, as also described here in the Graphical front-ends/Xfce section:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NetworkManager

hope this helps some in installing and running this awesome respin  :)
cheers

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Re: Manjaro Awesome WM Respin
« Reply #349 on: 12. February 2016, 04:51:30 »
Thanks!
Thats useful data. I'm entertaining an idea of resussicating this project (with permission of culinax until he resumes developement). This data helps with that.

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Re: Manjaro Awesome WM Respin
« Reply #350 on: 16. February 2016, 01:47:41 »
^ Yeah, I haven't seen Culinax for ages. He is busy studying I think.

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Re: Manjaro Awesome WM Respin
« Reply #351 on: 20. February 2016, 15:59:33 »
I'm thinking of installing Manjaro Awesome but I see it's a bit old so probably not maintained and I'm not sure if I should do it. Should i try and install or stick with i3?

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Re: Manjaro Awesome WM Respin
« Reply #352 on: 20. February 2016, 16:05:28 »
I'm thinking of installing Manjaro Awesome but I see it's a bit old so probably not maintained and I'm not sure if I should do it. Should i try and install or stick with i3?
Read this topic from here on https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=7315.msg250223#msg250223
and decide yourself.
If it's working report back. :)
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Re: Manjaro Awesome WM Respin
« Reply #353 on: 24. February 2016, 10:10:16 »
Ok, after giiving it some thought I decided to install it. Had some problems, mainly with fonts and keyrings, but resolved them and updated the system and it works fine. Now I just have to learn how to theme it :]

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Re: Manjaro Awesome WM Respin
« Reply #354 on: 12. March 2016, 03:03:51 »
I guess some of the same problems I described above....

https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=7315.msg255711#msg255711