I'm about to install Debian today. It's got Chrome, it's got VICE, and it can pretty much install anything Ubuntu can.Manjaro was based on the Arch Linux distribution, but uses its own software repository. The assumption of distribution creators is user-friendliness, while maintaining basic compatibility with the Arch Linux distribution. In particular, like Arch, Manjaro uses the Pacman package manager and the unofficial, additional AUR software repository (short for Arch User Repository).
Manjaro contains three official software repositories: Stable - whose packages have been checked and found stable by the developers of the distribution; Testing - packages currently being tested, potentially unstable; Unstable - packages not tested and potentially dangerous for the proper functioning of the system.
Debian is the best
You are correct, but here is an odd thing as well. I want to have a KDE distro so I decided to just download 18 Sylvia KDE edition. I figured it was also using an older kernel so it shouldn't be a problem. No luck, same error!From reading the other threads about this problem you are able to install and run Linux Mint 19.2
using an older 4.15 kernel.
Just because a new Linux Mint point release comes out doesn't mean you have to move over to it.I'm only worried that as Mint upgrades I may be unable to upgrade this system.
[email protected]:~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: antix1 Kernel: 5.2.8-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0 Desktop: IceWM 1.4.2 Distro: antiX-17.4.1_x64-base Helen Keller 28 March 2019 base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) Machine: Type: Desktop System: HP Pavilion 061 product: RF170AV-ABA d4650y v: 0qm1114CT101BASSW00 serial: <filter> Mobo: ASUSTek model: Basswood v: 1.05 serial: <filter> BIOS: Phoenix v: 3.08 date: 09/18/2006 CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 6400 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Core Merom rev: 6 L2 cache: 2048 KiB flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 8533 Speed: 1834 MHz min/max: 1600/2133 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1600 2: 1600 Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA G72 [GeForce 7300 LE] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 Display: server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: nouveau unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1152x720~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV46 v: 2.1 Mesa 13.0.6 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel 82801H HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.2.8-antix.1-amd64-smp Network: Device-1: Intel 82562V 10/100 Network vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: ff00 bus ID: 00:19.0 IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 111.79 GiB used: 3.83 GiB (3.4%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD1200JD-00HBB0 size: 111.79 GiB RAID: Hardware-1: Intel SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci v: 3.0 bus ID: 00:1f.2 Partition: ID-1: / size: 107.53 GiB used: 3.83 GiB (3.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 56.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 50 C Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 123 Uptime: 28m Memory: 3.85 GiB used: 686.4 MiB (17.4%) Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12 inxi: 3.0.33 [email protected]:~ $
You ain't got nothing to lose by trying it and sometimes it works and lets you do the install.