I’m currently testing different Linux Distros on my gaming-pc. On my workstation i’m running Debian 7 for several weeks now and it makes me happy.
The goal is to get rid off Ubuntu based distros on my gaming-pc too.
Because i think Ubuntu/Cannonial is more and more Microsoft and Apple than Linux and OSS.
Intel i3770K, Asrock Z77 Pro3, GTX 670, Samsung SSD 128GB, WD 2TB Black HD
Debian 7 Wheezy:
Installing was possible without any problems, but running the non-free drivers from Nvidia crashed the sytem.
Don’t know why. Maybe because my Nvidia GTX 670 cause problems …
Ubuntu/Xubuntu 12.04 LTS, 13.04 and Linux Mint 15 Mate:
No any problems
Linux Mint LMDE 201303:
But with LMDE i got in trouble.
While booting the install-media (CD) i got the error:
linux mint lmde faild to enable MSI-X
After doing some search i found out that it’s a common problem with LMDE on several motherboards.
If you have both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports LMDE will get this error on some hardware.
So it’s strongly recommended to update your BIOS bevor installing LMDE.
After updating my BIOS the error is still there, but the installing process starts and i was able to finish it.
But the USB 3.0 ports are still not recognised.
On my workstation with an ASUS P8H77 the USB 3.0 ports are available on Debian 7 Wheezy … !?
During installation i got another bug.
LMDE doesn’t provide the option to mount and use a separate partitions for /home etc.
This bug is from the old version of LMDE, but it’s still there in LMDE 201303
THAT BUGS SUCK !!!
I’m aware the people building this distro are doing it mostly without getting payed for it. So i’m very thankfull to them.
But in my opinion it’s not an excuse for those bugs. I maybe can live with non-USB 3.0-support on my gaming-pc, but a seperate partition for /home is an essential thing for me and maybe many others …