[HowTo] Convert Manjaro to EndeavourOS

I followed this guide to convert my Manjaro KDE setup to EndeavourOS. After some extra work now my ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 runs smoothly.
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The extra work I did:

  • Uninstall optimus-switch which doesn't work well under Arch.
  • Replace Nvidia 440.100 with 450.57 which has support (not perfect yet) for reverse Prime. So it's possible to use just 1 mode (hybrid).
  • Remove manjaro modules from /lib/modules
  • Remove snap and flatpak support from pamac.
  • Remove xdg-desktop-portal. This fixed "df: /run/user/1000/doc: Operation not permitted" error when running df command.
  • Rebuild grub menu and uefi boot entry with name "EndeavourOS"
  • Upgrade VirtualBox extension (from 6.1.10 to 6.1.12)

switch to eos it is better

Its basically Arch with a installer nice theme, and friendly forum

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EndeavourOS is a replacement for simple Arch installer (Antegos) distros, whereas Manjaro is more a buffer aiming to improve on a basic install of Arch (yes, for people who can't do it all themselves) and to separate the packages, so what Arch gets today goes into testing. Whilst Arch users do more fixing on their systems, our devs do that for us - so that when we upgrade it should be less painful.

Forum is good, and active (though not always perfect) and sure, even after using Linux since 2007, I still can't get my head around half of what I find in Arch forums.

Arch is for more advanced users, Manjaro brings Arch down a peg or two without adding too much bloat (depending on your idea of bloat, I like a bit of theming and I don't want 'sudo update grub' to fail because I didn't install the required packages first...

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EndeavourOS is mostly vanilla Arch, with an additional repo that gives you some user-friendly utilities and scripts, some theming, yay, stuff like that... And it has a nice live image ISO with Xfce, containing Firefox and Calamares.

It runs like vanilla Arch, and feels like vanilla Arch. It's very nice, in my opinion.

Yeah, EOS is not bad, and perhaps a very good choice for some

But I am embarrassed that here we have a bus to OS.
Normally, when we leave manjaro we go to archlinux or old os. Here nobody has the classic idea of going to archlinux? And why this arch installer, there are many others like garuda (closer to manjaro in terms of tools). Nor anyone for fedora, opensuse? so I have a bad impression of a bus of fan boys or a bus of sheep who do not choose the best os for them.

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Because Arch kernels have the same name always (linux, linux-lts, etc) and you only install once. Grub only cares about names at /boot/*.

I cleaned up some of the off-topic conversation. Can we try to keep the conversation here related to the tutorial or at least EndeavourOS?

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After successful conversion, I've run my system for a whole working day without issues. But I didn't see any EndeavourOS (EOS) specific stuff. The system is just like pure Arch. So to me, those conversion related to EOS seemed unnecessary.

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You need to install the package eos-hooks

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Thanks! I install a few eos-xxx packages. Now I can see some of the features. The Welcome launcher is actually a nice tool.

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Yeah, the Welcome launcher is pretty nifty. You can add your own buttons to it to have all system maintenance in one place. That's the first time I saw something like that in a Welcome app.

I’ve seen a couple familiar names on Ask Fedora, most people prefer a similar distro though, hence the move to Endeavour. The Arch forums aren’t really a place for casual conversations like we have on the Manjaro forum, so I think that is part of what stopped most people who left from going to vanilla Arch.

Have you look at ArcoLinux... I install that yesterday :relaxed: Its very nice . I do like EOS but nothing bea vanilla Arch :shushing_face: In the end i really like Manjaro and will still use it coz just great ...

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When will we see the tutorial on how to convert an EndeavourOS installation to Manjaro?

:upside_down_face:

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When the frog jumps with a cannonball in the water ? :frog:

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It already exists (since about a year ago):

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