[LAU] New Computer

David W. Jones gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Mon May 21 00:31:33 CEST 2018

On May 20, 2018 8:17:40 AM HST, Will Godfrey <willgodfrey at musically.me.uk> wrote:
> On Sat, 19 May 2018 22:57:51 +0200
> Fons Adriaensen <fons at linuxaudio.org> wrote:
> >I installed devuan on a Lenovo X240 a few days ago (and I'm using it
> to
> >write this). So far it's working very well. Happy to get rid of
> systemd,
> >which may have been a good idea at the start but by now has become a
> >uncontrolable mess (and therefore a security risk). Startup doesn't
> seem
> >to be slower. I'll install another laptop next week, and if all goes
> >well devuan makes a very good chance of replacing archlinux as my 
> >preferred distro.
> It was the network startup that was causing the delay -sorted now.

FWIW, I've seen to startup speed difference on my systems between Debian (init) and Debian (systemd).
But I can't guarantee that. When Debian first switched to systemd, I had problems with it trying to mount my CIFS shares before it had set up the network connection. And during updates, it still announces that start/stop is no longer supported for a couple of running services. How long ago did Debian Testing switch to systemd?

I think I'll put Devuan on one of my desktop partitions and see how it goes. Init I understood much better than the complexities of systemd!

> >See you at the LAC !
> :)
> Looking at the provisional schedule, I'm wondering when I'll be able
> to fit in essential feeding and watering :o

Especially beering! ;)

Closest I get to LAC is having a Linux-using friend who is currently in Germany attending an Early Music Festival somewhere along the Elbe. I tease him that he's going to come back 800-1000 years ago.

I'll have to bombard him with brand new music from LAC and the list when he gets back. Although he liked Jeanette's Bach recordings earlier.

David W. Jones
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