MiniMax is on Manjaro Now

The last safespace in the Linuxverse: Minty!
But soon the cruel reality shows up in form of a botched Nvidia install and no ethernet connection. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

After my last post things have changed a little. I managed to install Linux Mint, as that is famous for installing on everything under any circumstance. But it was shit and gave me also some errors, so I decided to try Manjaro again. And lo and behold, that’s where we are now … since almost half a day and even Nvidia driver installed without any probs. MHWD (Mint/Manjaro Hardware Detection) is just great. And the Manjo devs know exactly where they can borrow the coolest stuff. ๐Ÿ˜‰

If MiniMax doesn’t start to act up again I guess Imma gonna stay on this almost-Arch distro for a while. It’s so much more comfy and uncomplicated than the hardcore lifestyle on EndeavourOS. But let’s see:

Ah Manjaro, you lovely thing! Quickly installing the latest and greatest Linux Kernel 5.12.01 Not that it would be faster in the terminal, but this is sexy. ๐Ÿ™‚
Initial update didn’t take too long since the Manjaro 21.0 snapshot is pretty fresh. This all looks so much more polished and cuddly comfy than barebones EOS. I begin to understand why hubby went here.
My blog is running and Nvidia driver is super quickly installed, thx to the nifty MHWD. No geeky terminal commands necessary since we do everything in the GUI here. Nice and girly. ๐Ÿ˜‰
This is Manjaro’s standard desktop for the Mate flavour. I’m in the process of moving in and Orcafying my habitat but I really have to admit Manjaro is quite good looking fresh outta the box. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And, you know life is funny sometimes, I’m playing around in YouTube, checking my subscribbled channels and find a fresh declaration of love for Manjaro. By none other than The Linux Gamer, Gardiner Bryant:

So and now my only concern is that MiniMax won’t crap on me again any time soon. :/


  1. Humble me was at the Fruit of the Loom website a few weeks ago…looking for a pack of the same men’s underwear I had purchased there a year ago or two. Couldn’t find the same pack, but noticed a poster complaining about about “no fly” in his. No Fly!?! We call them panties in America! Men’s underwear with “no fly” – who’d ever had guessed?! Anyway, someone here had mentioned changing his underwear more often than Distros…which reminded me of that online shopping trip. I tested Manjaro 21.0 about a month ago and liked it – other than it is for ‘Password Dependent‘ OS users. It installed my GTX 1660 Nvidia driver automatically(maybe I told it to?). They’ve done a good job with it…

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    • That password thing doesn’t bother me, I typed it in once or twice today, won’t use it again in the next couple months. Automatic driver installation, I haven’t figgered out by now. I guess when I tried to install EOS with proprietary drivers activated, it crapped on me. Was too chickenshit to try the same in Manjo, so I installed free drivers and added Nvidia460 lateron. Super comfy and fast and no problemos.

      Afaik the Manjo boys stole the MHWD from the super duper customer friendly Minty guys.

      No fly? I guess I know what they mean with that. The most unneccesary part of any panty, no? Or have you ever seen a guy using it? But what do I know about male problems?


    • Huh? ๐Ÿ˜ Neil, I don’t understand: You switch from Cin to Xfce coz it gives you more up to date software? Not on the same distro, it won’t. When Manjaro updates it does so in roundhouse kick style. From Xfce via KDE to Cinnamon to Mate, all flavours will receive the same treatment.

      At least that’s how I understand it. But what do I know? You know, stoopit housewife n all. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


      • Manjaro is more up to date than mint. Im going to try xfce as it looked nice in the YouTube video.
        I like cinnamon, but it only takes a few minutes to try most GUI.
        Sometimes Im not very clear in my explanations.
        It’s been years since I tried other Distros.
        With so much choice you can spend forever looking.

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        • “Manjaro is more up to date than mint.”
          Of course it is. ๐Ÿ™‚

          “With so much choice you can spend forever looking.”
          Yes, but we don’t have to, do we? I think I’ve tried almost all desktops there are … and figured out what I like best. So I only jump ship when my base distro craps out on me. Like EOS just did. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ No, it was my computer but reinstall failed, and so did Mint. So I went with Manjo.

          Xfce was always my second fave choice DE but is lacking in stuff that I find important. Now if I was forced to switch DEs I’d go with Cinnamon. So in that regard I’m sorted. Just dangling in between 2 Arch-y distros. And right now is Manjaro not just an emergency system but I actually prefer it over EOS. For example Mate, it comes already halfways Orcanized out of the box. Saves me at least 2 minutes customization time. ๐Ÿ™‚

          Oh, Neil, guess I need the url for your blog again. can’t find it anymore in my collection. ๐Ÿ˜
          Thank youuu


  2. “If MiniMax doesnโ€™t start to act up again I guess Imma gonna stay on this almost-Arch distro for a while.”
    Orca Flotta 2021

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    • Don’t laugh hun, I made it on EOS for a little over a year and I’m still on it on 2 of my other machines. Swapping to Manjaro was kinda last ditch effort since MiniMax refused to play nice with EOS and Mint. And he acted up again today. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Hubby installed his fave Sudoku game and was asked to reboot afterwards. And when he did so MiniMax had him staring at a black screen for about 5 minutes before he actually started to boot into the desktop. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
      There is definately something wrong with the hardware. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


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