Best command-line distro
jdashiel at shellworld.net
Thu Nov 20 15:52:29 UTC 2014
Living on the bleeding edge for command line distros,
http://talkingarch.tk/ has an iso for you. This is routinely ahead of
debian jessie. On Fri, 14 Nov 2014, John G Heim wrote:
> Debian stable shows brltty 4.4. Vinux 4.0 has brltty 4.5. I don't have a
> debian testing machine around to check the version. But the last time I tried
> debian testing, code named jessie, it had a lot of problems particularly with
> the character interface. Of course, if you're just using brltty, that probably
> doesn't matter.
> I was going to post an answer to your original question saying that you were
> asking for something pretty difficult. A distro that specializes in having the
> latest versions of most packages is also going to have more problems. Usually,
> ubuntu is a pretty good compromise between stability and new packages. If I
> was you, I'd give ubuntu another try. Just about any distro should work pretty
> well in character mode.
> Another thing you might try is sonar. I haven't used sonar since they
> switched to an manjero based system. But when they were basing their distro on
> ubuntu, it was excellent. They do focus on the graphical user environment
> Also, I am pretty sure that brltty uses udev rules to detect your braille
> displayand start the brltty daemon. If you need a newer version of brltty, it
> may be because theyadded a new udev rule for your braille display.
> Anyway, the point is that you shouldn't have to worry about which distro to
> use to get brltty started. They should all do that subject to the caveat
> above. It's the package, not the distro.
> On 11/14/2014 09:12 AM, John J. Boyer wrote:
> > It looks like Debian might be the best choice. However, I need brltty to
> > run at boot-up, so it shows the login mesage. Is there a package for
> > Debian that will set this up. I also need brltty 5.2, because 5.1 won't
> > work with my Focus 40 Braille display. I don't want a graphical
> > interface preloaded.
> > Ubuntu 14.04 sometimes behaves strangely at the command line.
> > Thanks,
> > John
> > On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 02:13:44PM +0100, Aldo wrote:
> > > As far as I know, there isn't any distro that should be the "best" for
> > > command-line usage; I'am a Debian user since march 2000, and Ubuntu is
> > > giving me as much satisfaction used on command-line interface.
> > > There aren't so much differences between shese two distros used on
> > > command-line, that I may easily say taht they are quite similar and as
> > > easy
> > > and accessible both.
> > > The only reason why sometimes I choosed for Ubuntu instead of Debian, is
> > > that there are some apps in a recent version on it; but in general I use
> > > Deiban on a desktop PC, and the only difference for me is root versus sudo
> > > su, taht's all!
> > >
> > > Aldo.
> > >
> > > On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 10:55:53AM -0600, John J. Boyer wrote:
> > > > Which distro is best for working solely at the command line? I was using
> > > > CentOS for a while, but some of the applications were out of date.
> > > > Ubuntu is giving me trouble.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > John
> > > >
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