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[Discuss] Boot issues

On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 02:57:12PM -0400, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> Hi Derek,
> You still living in Japan?

It was South Korea FWIW... ?? ???? :)  And no--not for about 11
years now.

> In any case, problem solved. At this point, I wanted to solve the problem
> rather than reinstall, but backing up /home and reinstalling Fedora 23
> would probably have been much less challenging. It also gave me a chance to
> become more familiar with systemd.

Yup, sounds like you more-or-less solved it the way I suggested, just
at a different level.  As for re-installing... doing that /probably/
does take longer (once you know how to identify the problems), but it
requires a lot less thought and attended time.  I'm all about that
these days.  Sadly.  Mostly I just want stuff to "just work."  =8^)  

As an aside...  It turns out, in this modern age, customization makes
that hard.  Individuality seems no longer valued.  With the last
decade or so of changes to Linux desktops, I'm much less inclined to
spend time learning how to configure things, or to customize things,
because the latest crop of OSS developers keep breaking things that
used to work (in some cases, for literally decades before).  Less
common use cases get far less testing, and I find a general apathy
among OSS developers to deal with fixing the less common cases that
they broke.  I no longer have the time or motivation to try to keep up
with that.  So as a result I mostly just learn to use whatever they
ship, as it's configured, except for perhaps a few default behaviors
that really drive me crazy (whatever they might be, for that
particular software release). :(

One example: getting gnome-keyring to stop trying to manage my ssh
agent.  I keep having to learn new ways to make that happen, and some
gnome/xfce/whatever developer keeps breaking them.  If I'm being
honest, for a long while now I've considered Gnome and its developers
to be a blight.  

Derek D. Martin   GPG Key ID: 0xDFBEAD02
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