<Baughn>So, as a happy Nix user, I'd like to *try* guix. I know that there's missing firmware that would prevent it from being a daily driver, but I'd like to find out if there are unofficial workarounds before I jump in and attempt to force it. I'm no particular order...
<Baughn>- CPU microcode updates? I'm on AMD, so it's not as bad as it could be, but sticking with what shipped with it is still a nonstarter. Security issues and all.
<Baughn>- nVidia? My desktop has a water-cooled 1070 for machine learning purposes, and I need CuDNN to work.
<EuAndreh[m]>brendyn: thanks for the help. I saw so many new things that I wasn't sure if I had to go learn something more formaly before going on. Those elinks certainly help
<Baughn>(Even if I didn't, the plumbing means I can't swap it out.)
<Baughn>- Steam? I won't ask for a package, but is there an equivalent to buildFHS?
<brendyn>EuAndreh[m]: these seems always seem scary at first. i used to be scared of regex because it looked complicated, and then a read a bit about at and realised its actually quite simple
<Baughn>- And while the FOSS aspect isn't a problem, does guix support ZFS root partitions reliably?
<ng0>I think zfs could be doable building on the users side, but I'd investigate this once we have better abilities to build kernel modules. currently the built kernel source is thrown away, which is one blocker. not that difficult though
<pkill9>actually come to think of it, i'm not sure that they're precompiled to look for the libraries in the FHS directories, i think it's ld-linux that they expect to tell them where to find them, or something, cos i had to compile glibc with ldconfig enabled for it to look for the libraries
<pkill9>i'm thinking of completing that and polishing it, for convenience for ppl
<maximum_yellow>Some time ago, around 0.13 (?), there was a note in the manual saying that it didn't work, but now that note is gone and I can't tell from the way things are written whether it's possible
<snape>maximum_yellow: LUKS is supported, but LVM isn't.