Third time reinstalling Nobara seems to have worked. My screen still goes black after login, but I think it's an Nvidia driver issue. I'm hoping it gets resolved soon. Not sure what I can do about it.

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I’m going to reinstall Nobara to see if I can fix these oddities. I’ve gotten good at getting my RAID0 array to work properly anyway, and my years of distro hopping experience means it’s easy for me to get set back up pretty quickly.

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And now things aren’t right with Nobara. GNOME is acting really weird now whereas it didn’t before. I wonder if it’s because I went with manual BTRFS partitioning instead of the LVM style in the auto installer.

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Nope, trying to repair GRUB failed so now I’m reinstalling Nobara. Not how I intended to spend my morning.

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Dual booting sucks and I hate Bungie for refusing to let us play Destiny with Proton.

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Hopefully I can fix GRUB because I really don’t want to reinstall Linux. Windows is a minimal install used exclusively for Destiny and Lost Ark. I love how I have Nobara setup so far.

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For some reason, when I installed Windows for my dual boot setup, it threw its bootloader on my Linux SSD. I didn’t know this. So when I installed Nobara, I wiped the bootloader and couldn’t boot into Windows. And in attempting to reinstall the Windows bootloader, I wiped GRUB. And so I find myself this morning reinstalling Windows with my Linux SSD removed, after which I will attempt to repair GRUB.

I like AdGuard Home well enough, but I have fewer problems with Pi-Hole. So I moved AGH to my backup ad blocker and installed a fresh Pi-Hole on my Rpi that's doing nothing but running an MQTT server. Might as well give it something to do.

The older I get, the more I realize that I do not fit in really anywhere at all.

MPD running on a headless server has proved to be a nearly insurmountable task for now.

Reddit and Stack Exchange are so helpful when trying to resolve an issue, especially on a distro you're unfamiliar with.

I don't like stock GNOME, but I do enjoy Glorious Eggroll's GNOME tweaks. It gives me a KDE-like feel with GNOME's strengths.

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Decided to distro hop to Nobara, a Fedora fork for gaming, on my main PC. I like Fedora a lot on my work machine, and as much as I love Manjaro, it has always broken itself eventually. I want stability on both my gaming and work PCs.

GrapheneOS' minimalism strongly encourages me to use the phone less. I quite like it.

Going to test my data analytics skills by making a backlog database that I can query when I'm deciding on a game to play.

I don't think installing a PCI-e sound card will work physically in the server I'm planning to build, though it might work software-wise. Just have Proxmox pass the sound card to the VM running MPD.

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Welp, I should have figured this. My NAS doesn't have a sound card, so the only thing MPD can output to is an HTTP stream that's... not good. Perhaps I should just run the MPD server on something else with a built-in sound card, which my current VM host has. But what happens when I move to a blade server in the future?

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Playing with running an MPD server off my NAS versus using Plex or NFS connections.

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I watched a beginner how-to and I'm still lost. I can only figure out how to build back walls, not siding walls.

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