Lucas Zuege's Blog

I Have an Issue...

... with staying on one Operating System/Distribution.

I have mentioned before that I have swapped around between different Linux DE's, Linux Distro's, Operating Systems, and more.

Well, it has been happening again…

Awhile back, I decided to make the switch to OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. And by golly gee, Tumbleweed is honestly one of the best Linux Distributions that I have ever used. It is a rolling release distro and honestly one of the most stable distributions I have ever used.

However, the whole Red Hat controversy that happened this year put a sour taste in my mouth for Corporate backed distributions. So, no matter how much I liked OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, I always had a voice in the back of my head telling me that I need to switch away.

So, I decided to switch from Tumbleweed to Windows for a bit, as I wanted to play a game that wasn't able to run on Linux. After playing the game for a few days, I decided to switch back to Linux, so I reinstalled Tumbleweed, as even though I had that voice in my head, I still wanted the stability that Tumbleweed offered with it's OpenQA sytem that they use for automatically testing updates.

However, soon after I reinstalled Tumbleweed, the voice inside my head finally won, and I made the switch to Arch. In this scenerio, I used EndeavourOS, as I really don't have any interest in installing Arch from scratch, and I really like the defaults of Endeavour.

After installing Endeavour, I spent a fair bit of time configuring it to act like OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. I set up snapper, found a Github repository for automatic snapshots after updating via yay/pacman, and I even found a repository that would add these snapshots to the grub menu on boot.

After spending a few hours going around and setting up Arch, I realized that all I was doing was making arch exactly like Tumbleweed, with potentially less stability. But, I had it installed and set up, so why not use it.

Then, I had a thought.

"Oh wait, since I am on Arch now, I can try out some Window Managers?"

You see, I have always wanted to try out Hyprland. But, as someone who has used Fedora and recently OpenSUSE Tumbleweed for the last year or two, it was never really a supported option on either of them. So, I decided to give it a try on my Arch install and… that was a terrible idea.

I spent 3 or 4 hours setting it up and configuring it to work with my setup. Only to find out that I completely hosed my system, and I was unable to do anything that utilized my Nvidia GPU on my laptop on Hyprland, and switching back to KDE resulted in it crashing as well.

So, I got fed up with Linux that day, and reinstalled Windows yet again.

A few days after reinstalling Windows, I went ahead and reinstalled OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. And there, I had stayed, which, as of this blog post, has been two days…

I have an issue… and I think I need help!

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