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Installation / RIL8188SU doesn't work after i...
Last post by jt1122 - November 12, 2023, 08:19:10 PM

I've just installed Sparky 8 (7 sisters) rolling.
The machine has a Planex wifi dongle based on the RTL8188SU chipset.

During installation everything worked fine. Now when I login to the desktop there's no wifi connection.
Issuing "ifup wlan0" gives:
modprobe FATAL module p80211 not found

So it seems the module has been left out/no updated for a long time hence the wlan0 initialization fails. But as mentioned above everything worked during installation.

How do I get the dongle working?.

System upgrading / Upgrading conflict systemd-sys...
Last post by py-thon - November 11, 2023, 10:41:46 AM
For some weeks now there are several packages I have not upgraded for a conflict shown in synaptic.

Completely upgrading would result in a defect package systemd-sysv because the new version 254.5-1 in its dependencies has a conflict with initscripts. The currently installed version 254.1-3 does not have this dependency (or rather conflict).
Updating all the other packages (excepting systemd-sysv) would not result in any defect package but means that the other packages from source systemd would be updated to 254.5-1 while systemd-sysv would stay at 254.1-3. I normally try to avoid having different versions from within the same source package on my system.

Any ideas how to solve this?
Applications / How does Sparky construct its ...
Last post by wigwami - November 09, 2023, 06:31:38 PM
I have Sparky MinimalGUI. I'm hoping someone can give me a  description of how Sparky has put together the FreeDesktop menu files.  For example, which is the primary menu and what other ones does it include? 

I'm asking because I cannot seem to create custom FreeDesktop menu categories, despite having done a lot of research. (See my related post here.)

To be clear: my question is NOT about jgmenu. I'm already aware of how the prepend/append files work.

Thanks so much!
General discussion / Re: what is the oldest version...
Last post by pavroo - November 09, 2023, 05:52:06 PM
Sparky oldoldstable 5.16 'Nibiru' based on Debian 10 'Buster'
General discussion / what is the oldest version of ...
Last post by dotw - November 09, 2023, 03:41:47 PM
My PC is very old and thus I want to use a very old version of sparky which is based on old version of debian.which one is the oldest version that sparky has to offer that is still supported and will be for a couple of years?
General discussion / Is there a 32-bit live version...
Last post by jacatone12 - November 09, 2023, 03:09:41 AM
Downloaded the KDE x86_64 iso of sparky but it said 64-bit when trying to run it. Am I missing something? Also looks like there's no live version just install.
Artwork & screenshots / Re: Show Us Your Desktop
Last post by wigwami - November 04, 2023, 11:03:57 PM
Sparky Linux 8, Seven Sisters, with openbox, tint2, & a simple conky.

The bare desktop. Full-sized image here.

I'm using two menus. jgmenu is invoked by mouse right-click and also by clicking the colorful hamburger icon top-left. rofi is invoked with alt+space. Full-sized image here.

Here are a few open apps to show you the custom gtk theme I created.  Inspiration comes from the Sparky5 theme, but I started from the Basik theme. Full-sized image here.
Applications / Re: Ungoogled Chromium 119.0....
Last post by pavroo - November 04, 2023, 04:36:14 PM
Don't be sorry, thanks for letting me know that.
Anyway, I follow UC github, and there is only source available, not binary, so have to wait.
Applications / Ungoogled Chromium 119.0.6045...
Last post by Henry1 - November 04, 2023, 11:49:28 AM
I'm sorry Pavroo but there is a new UC update, 119.0.6045.105-1; I've never seen all these Chromium updates in a few days...Thank you in advance Pavroo...

General discussion / Re: sparky linux 7.1 MATE
Last post by sparky270 - November 04, 2023, 12:19:00 AM
I just installed Debian 12 Live MATE, everything works fine and my wifi is recognized. There is something wrong in Sparky 7.1 MATE with the wifi drivers.

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