loonix nightmare

>like RHEL but don't like GNOME
>decide i want to try it with MATE and some old GNOME themes instead
>install the minimal system and start getting ready to install packages
>try updating things first
>wifi doesn't work, bit odd but okay
>have to plug in my phone and use tethering like it's on life support (laptop doesnt have ethernet)
>now i can get shit in gear
>install xorg
>try installing mate as a group (read this off the fedora forum, assumed it'd be the same)
>group isnt found, okay whatever
>install the mate-desktop package
>install lightdm
>configure a bit of shit
>reboot
>login and get greeted by an incomplete desktop environment, there's no file manager nor a terminal
>have to frick around to get into a cli
>because there's no mate group, i have to look at the repo on my phone and type in all of the package names manually one by one
>reboot and finally have a working system
Why do they make this shit such a pain? What should've been a 30-minute job turned into like an hour of bullshit. To be fair I'm really pleased with it now, but I don't want to ever do that again.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i want to try it with MATE and some old GNOME themes instead
    uh.
    you brought this on yourself.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not OP but it's not MATE's fault there's no meta-package for everything, that is on packagers.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        its on op for being a moron and using fricking rhel on his desktop

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          https://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/mate-desktop-environment-core
          It does indeed look like this isn't a problem on Debian...

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Can agree, MATE on Debian is quite comfy

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          EL can be used perfectly fine, especially nowadays, as long as you have the right expectations / use cases.
          They will ALWAYS defer you to Fedora regardless as it’s more versatile.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Its still his fault for deciding he knows better than the defaults and then going out of his way to change shit despite lacking the skill to do so.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Should've checked if RHEL packagers have done that though

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I mean, it was a bit of a pain, but I got everything working in the end. Why did they make it such a pain in the first place?
      >ur supposed to use gnome gayet
      They had package groups for KDE and XFCE, I don't think that's the case. Having to enter shit like it's San Andreas cheat codes for 15 minutes isn't something I should've had to do.

      its on op for being a moron and using fricking rhel on his desktop

      What's wrong with that? It worked fine on GNOME, and now it's working fine with MATE. The packages are a little old, sure, but why should I care if they work?

      Why would you use RHEL? just run Mint Mate or

      I want a rock-solid system, that's all. My last straw with Debian was when Chromium started crapping out after an update.

      Its still his fault for deciding he knows better than the defaults and then going out of his way to change shit despite lacking the skill to do so.

      >despite lacking the skill to do so
      What skill? There's nothing I could've done to somehow make things easier. Was I supposed to just type the individual package names faster? Please tell me what I'm failing to understand.
      I did this only because I had such a good experience with the standard GNOME version. Had I known that straying away from the defaults would've been such a pain, I probably would've stayed. There's literally zero guides online about installing MATE on a minimal RHEL 9 system.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm using Debian and I like it. It doesn't have the corporate pozzed licensing as rhel. Never tried installing chromium, Linux is for servers.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you use RHEL? just run Mint Mate or

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >RHEL
    No reason to use it for personal use.
    >MATE
    No Wayland.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    lurk more idiot, and don't try to use linux shit you don't understand like rhel for no reason just to feel 1337. here's your "enterprise linux" distro with mate already installed.
    https://repo.almalinux.org/almalinux/9/live/x86_64/AlmaLinux-9.4-x86_64-Live-MATE.iso

  5. 2 weeks ago
    sage

    >install distro that isn't meant for consumer use
    >complain it's a "pain" because it's not set up for consumers/the average user
    you're a moron Black person
    Black person

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hyperland Arch troony here.

    Yes. What you describe op is the average linux install experience in general. You fricking goofed though with mate.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's never an "average linux" anything. Pop os and mint may as well be for toddlers for how easy they are to install and use.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fedora is literally right there, moronanon

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      RHEL is a server distro first. You're looking for Fedora.

      https://fedoraproject.org/spins/

      go back morons

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How is suggesting Fedora moronic when OP is trying to use RHEL as a desktop OS? He explained in the first post the issues he had with it.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          if you don't understand why fedora is bad YET, you need to go back
          there were no "issues" he just had to install it normally without the luxury of group/metapackages
          he knows what he's doing, autistic moron

          >https://fedoraproject.org/spins/
          https://fedoraproject.org/spins/kde/download

          GO
          BACK

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            OP's post is literally complaining about the issues he had which would not have occurred with Fedora. OP likes using Red Hat stuff and Fedora more like RHEL than Debian based things. What is your issue with Fedora any way?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you don't understand the "issues", they're abstract to you because you need to go back
            and therefore think they're _issues_
            OP went under the exact same procedure you would've gone for if you wanted a debloated less shit fedora. fricking "spins" are bloated garbage abominations
            no im not going to elaborate more on fedora, it's bikeshed EVERY SINGLE FRICKING DAY ON THIS STUPID FRICKING BOARD
            go back to

            [...]

            NOW

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm pretty sure these "issues" with Fedora entirely exist within your head given your inability to explain them. Specificalyl referring to OPs situation he could have either installed the Fedora Mate spin and had it set up right out of the gate with working wifi or, if he did want to install the DE himself the Group he wanted to install actually exists there by default so he could have just installed the minimal system and installed the group.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            now do dnf group info "MATE Desktop" 🙂

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Okay?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            that's a shitton of bloat
            dnf group info MATE

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >How is suggesting Fedora moronic when OP is trying to use RHEL as a desktop OS?
          Bleeding edge vs stable LTS?
          1 year of support vs 10 years?
          How are you *not* moronic?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why would you use 1 OS version for 10 years? Are you installing it on an ATM?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            10 years? are you a paying customer?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Bleeding edge is what you want as a desktop user. LTS is for servers.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >https://fedoraproject.org/spins/
        https://fedoraproject.org/spins/kde/download

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    RHEL is a server distro first. You're looking for Fedora.

    https://fedoraproject.org/spins/

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    would you Black folk shut up
    i learned my lesson, i'll use RH's image builder next time to make things easier. is this system meant for desktop usage? no, but it fricking works and that's all that matters. it's the price you pay for rock-solid stability.
    >use fedora
    lmao if im gonna use the antichrist linux i'll use the one that doesn't make me a cuck beta tester.
    i love how IQfy raves about how much you can do with linux but you homosexuals freak out when someone tries to do something unusual. did i spend a little too much time on this? yeah, i did. but i got what i wanted.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anon let's be honest here. You're going to use that system to browse the internet...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What a fricking moron you are.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Besta testing argument again
      Using the Linux kernel alone is beta testing for Red Hat and other corporations, no matter which one you're using

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it's the price you pay for rock-solid stability.
      >Can't have rock-solid stability when installing MATE
      >Calls Fedora the antichrist distribution
      >Uses RHEL which would be Satan's distro itself by that rethoric
      >i got what i wanted
      >A watered down backportreliant and unstable when changed system with underperformant kernel settings with self-support licensing distro that is meant to run on server hardware is what this wise anon wanted
      You're a dumbass

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You need a distro providing nonfree packages in the iso anon, distros such as fedora and suse are careful with licensing but there are those based on either of then that has you covered.
    Also, what were you thinking when you decided to get laptop without ethernet???

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just use Fedora for desktops and Alma for servers and as DE use something not moronic KDE or XFCE.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just use Debian. For fricks sake ...

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Enjoy using your LTS distro that's years out of date. Maybe in 20 years you'll have a working Wayland session like what the bleeding edge distros have now.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Enjoy using your LTS distro that's years out of date
      thank you! EPEL and flatpak thank you very much!

      [...]
      You will remember what a fool you make out of you and will not laugh

      you're the newbie
      you just can't grasp it and whenever someone is using a serious distro like rhel or alpine that isn't a tinkertroon distrowar IQfy meme

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >that isn't a tinkertroon distrowar IQfy meme
        >"wastes time tinkering to install mate"

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    You will remember what a fool you make out of you and will not laugh

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why did you make this shit thread? Make a blog you moronic homosexual.

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