Linux makes me dumb

The more I learn about linux, the more I feel like a moron.

Things that should work don't work. Intuition leads you to broken installs and false command prompts. Some issues are so specific that you can't find help in forums. You later find out that the exact same thing worked on your other PC, just not your previous one. Why? No one knows. Some packes are broken in one repository but are ok in others.

It's a jungle. Even when I accomplish something, I don't feel smarter. It feels like luck or being a moron that copy pasted a solution from an old forum post. Nothing ever just works.

At least as a desktop operating system, that is. I have no issue with simple Samba or SSH stuff.

Is there some good guide on daily driving Linux? Like, actually learning how to understand the inner workings? To get gud? Not just copy paste solutions? I really want to like Linux.

>inb4 I tried Debian and Fedora

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been using Debian for 8 years and I have never broken anything once. I don't know a single thing about computers or linux and somehow it just works for me. I know you don't want to hear it but you literally have to be a sub 70 iq Black person to break linux that's the only explaination I have.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This but Arch for me. I started using it during covid and it just keeps chugging along.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    that's probably because you're a moron

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >good guide on daily driving Linux?
    Yes, it's called reading the fricking manual.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah everything he’s whining about is because he’s expecting things to just werk. If you want a baby step to Linux MacOS is unironically a good choice

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >MacOS is unironically a good choice
        I'm not gonna say I agree with you, but it is far better than microcuck windoze; at least it's unix.
        But the best baby step to GNU/Linux will always be GNU/Linux. I used ubuntu until I hated ubuntu, then I used fedora until I hated fedora. Maybe you're a normie and ubuntu or fedora will be good enough for you with snaps and flatpaks and the floodgates those open up. If you hate the poison pill, you'll move onto better things, and only regret not doing so sooner.
        My genuine advice would be to let yourself fall for a meme. Arch is a meme for a reason - it's popular, well-documented, and everything that could go wrong with it has already gone wrong for someone else, so there's always a documented solution out there. Similar thing with gentoo, though I've never used that.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >troonix
      >user manual

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is there some good guide on daily driving Linux? Like, actually learning how to understand the inner workings? To get gud? Not just copy paste solutions? I really want to like Linux.

    Back in like 2010 or so we used to say "install gentoo" unironically.

    Not because gentoo was necessarily a great daily driver choice. But the installation and configuration process was in depth enough that it let you get a feeling for the internals without going to deep. It's a relatively simple process and though a little more time consuming than installing arch, you can do it in less than a day and get quite a good feeling for your operating system.

    But then the nonwhties came, the stinkers, the pajeets, and to them "install gentoo" was a joke, a meme. Something "troll" people with, rather than help them.

    So my advice? Install fricking gentoo you fricking homosexual. You'll probably end up going back to ubuntu, debian or suse eventually but starting with gentoo will teach you what the frick is happening and let you make choices along the way.

    Instead of "what is this, why does it work wtf" with gentoo you'll get "oh this is like this because, during installation I chose this component and know that there alternatives if I don't like it".

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Instead of "what is this, why does it work wtf" with gentoo you'll get "oh this is like this because, during installation I chose this component and know that there alternatives if I don't like it".
      Yep I feel this. I've been on gentoo since like 2006. It all comes down to how you make it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      my first distro was arch and just trying to get the fricking internet to work taught me more in 5 hours than years of dicking around on windows

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ahahaha oh wow anon, plugging ethernet cable in must've been real fricking hard

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          t. poo

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I knew before you signed off

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    From my experience you get that slog with every distro. There will always be something broken, and people aren't paid to fix it for you. We're on our own. I got no guide. I figure if you're not really liking it, put in the effort of researching and setting up an environment that suits you, then it gets easier to like. Ricing maybe, if you want a lo-fi take.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nothing ever broke for me on gentoo

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the unix system admin handbook. trust me.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not the OP, but thanks for the recommendation. Judging by the table of contexts, it looks pretty detailed and interesting.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >3 panels
    We need MOAR!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's an edited image floating around somewhere with what you want. I'm too lazy to find it though

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Linux doesn't make you dumb. It makes you realize you are dumb.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the more I feel like a moron
    Anon, you are a moron.

    >Intuition leads you to broken installs
    The intuition of a moron, yes. This would happen with any software that a moron was "intuitively" attempting to use.

    >Why?
    Because you are a moron.

    >Nothing ever just works
    Only for moronic people.

    >Is there some good guide on daily driving Linux? Like, actually learning how to understand the inner workings? To get gud? Not just copy paste solutions?
    Not for people with an IQ below room temperature. Please stick with Windows 11, MacOS, or whatever phone OS you're posting from. God bless your heart.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      homosexual moron

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't ubuntu made for morons that don't want to get their hands dirty?

  11. 2 weeks ago
    nixos

    nixos

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Use Arch with a WM and no login manager and read the Arch/Gentoo wiki.
    You'll have a better overview of what you're fricking up if something goes wrong and you won't have a DE abstracting shit away behind its special snowflake configuration tools.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You always were dumb. Linux made you realize how dumb you were.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    RTFM, that's literally all there is to it

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Linux is impractical and overcomplicated for a daily drive. Come to the normie world, use Windows 10

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Congratulations you're over the Dunning Kruger hump and well on your way to mastery

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I agree with the pic. Why do systemd hold the reboot/shutdown process with some of the process?

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    like some other anons said already unironically manually install gentoo or arch read the wiki and ull be fine

    or if ur really that desperate to learn do a linux from scratch install, itll probably take u like 2 weeks since u seem a little moronic but ull be better at linux than 99% of people on this board

    really dont know why u wanna learn it that badly tho

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >ull
      >ur
      >u
      have a nice day already you insufferable little homosexual.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Manually install arch linux by following the wiki install guide links around all over the wiki, do it with LUKS2 to master LUKS2 encryption.
    After that spend a lot of time deep diving the wiki to improve various aspects of your arch linux install until its perfect just the way you want it.
    By the time you are done, you should be somewhat skilled in using linux and have a much deeper understanding of things.
    This in turn will help you on all distros.
    Of course, you aren't going to want to go back to anything else after really understanding arch...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Also write a bash script to automate the process of installing arch linux including all the modifications and changes and settings you did.
      The process of writing a bash automation script for it makes you learn and understand even more.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Unironically attempt to install Arch Linux by reading the wiki. Without using the archinstall script. That's the only way you'll be able to have a comprehensive view of how your system works.

        >Also write a bash script to automate the process of installing arch linux including all the modifications and changes and settings you did.
        Isn't that just a worse NixOS?

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are people really this moronic? My first time ever using Linux was with Gentoo. I followed the "frick around and figure it out" philosophy and it worked. I had a problem with the DNS unable to go further than the router, the fix? Ping 8.8.8.8 once and it's fixed. Fricking love Gentoo man

  21. 1 week ago
    nocaps

    thats just kernel writing to disk because its slow and it didnt do it earlier

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Lmao at all the smug autistic morons ITT. If you use Linux as your daily driver you're a complete loser whose time doesn't have any value.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Asswrecked because xer troll shitpost thread didn't go the way xhe wanted it to
      Predictable.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Unlike you autistic neets I only use it professionally.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Sounds like bullshit ramblings from a deranged homosexual to me. Pics or it didn't happen.

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >tries shit distros
    >it does not work

    filtered with marketing propaganda

    use arch/nix

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