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[Discuss] Boot issues

On 05/17/2016 03:35 PM, Derek Martin wrote:
> 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.  
There are a lot of alternatives to Gnome.

Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux at>
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