x200 Machine Update 

I'm thinking about trying Guix+Sway as a replacement for Arch+i3 on my x200 machine.
Since moving towards an emacs-focused workflow I've been looking for alternatives.
I'll start messing around with VMs next week and create a blog post on what I find.

x200 Machine Update 

Taking the plunge today by formatting my SSD and installing Guix.
My arch build was having issues with the amount of AUR packages I had installed which was against what I was after with minimalism and simplicity.
Now I'm just having this machine focused on Emacs+Guix+Guile+Lisp work and not having many 3rd-party programs outside of Emacs if possible.

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x200 Machine Update 

So I've installed Guix, setup emacs, and now I'm configuring sway and wayland on my machine.
So far Sway's config is just like i3, so I'm hoping to take my old config and trim down all the commands I didn't use. After I setup Sway how I like my system will be ready to go which is awesome.

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x200 Machine Update 

Something happened with or bash, I'm not sure so having to start over again, which isn't a big deal.
I'm trying to find a way to remove gdm and just have the TTY rather than a login screen like my x200 had before.
Sway and wayland are really neat, but was running into issues with running wayland and X at the same time which wasn't the intention.

Lot's of learning but really rewarding setting this up and figuring out how Guix works.

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x200 Machine Update 

Guix is back up and running, I decided to just stay with ratpoison as my wm for the time being.
It seems like there's an issue with closing the x200 lid that causes x to freeze my computer, so I'll be making the move to sway again and remove gdm.

There's some things to do, but everything works and I'm able to use emacs how I like and edit system files with no issue. I don't have much going on so it's nice to work on something new.

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x200 Machine Update 

I configured Guix to work how I like with ratpoison as my wm of choice with everything pretty much being centered around using emacs
So far it's mainly been understanding the quirks of the Guix system that is somewhat frustrating, but it'll take time to learn

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