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Newbie questions / New installation of Sparky 7 M...
Last post by thomastt371 - July 03, 2022, 12:30:42 PM
I have been using sparky 6.3 without any problems.I decided to completely remove version 6.3 kde and install sparky 7 with mate desktop.When i burnt the image to a Disk,there was a problem writing the image Checksome and it would not start?I decided  to carry on and the image installed successfully though it was very slow to install.On running the Operating system i have had several instances of the system completly freezing which has ended in the system needing rebooting.Has anyone else had this problem and is there a fix for it?  Michael Hirons
Installation / <SOLVED>Re: Sparky 6.2 install...
Last post by nemomen - June 30, 2022, 04:39:48 PM
Hello Sparkers,
what a quite simple solution.
Clean installation of Sparky 6.3 PoTolo and that is all.
Be healthy
Introduction / hi sparky fellows
Last post by webdust - June 30, 2022, 11:28:38 AM
have escaped 2 mint18 from w7 after trying w8 & my pc is mint21 by updates and upgrades.pc is quite old- 775mobo gamers republic,intel quad proc and nvidia 560gtx,4x2gb.ram, no uefi.
mint is ok 2 me but got very slow boot so i made ventoy stick and experencing distros.though i stayed gui fella (just can do some cli paste workaronds) i made mx & bl installs but still got no my cup of tea distro. mint is on 250ssd, on wd500hdd where are mx and bl there is an 117gb partition on which i would like to add a sparky 6.3 boot. cause i v read it is stable with full application ver. and runs like charm & boots fast.
do you think is it posible 2 make such configuration runs smooth and well on my pc?  tanx 😀
Desktops / CDE fonts
Last post by COVID0 - June 29, 2022, 12:38:19 PM
I installed Sparky just to get CDE, which I used 20 years ago. I forgot how awful the X11 fonts were.
Any fonts I can install that look more pleasant?
Installation / Re: Add Guake terminal to APTu...
Last post by AxL - June 27, 2022, 12:29:53 PM
Quote from: Joebuntu on June 27, 2022, 05:56:16 AMCould Guake terminal be added to aptus? [....]

➤ apt search guake
Sorting... Done
Full Text Search... Done
guake/testing,testing 3.9.0-1 all
  Drop-down terminal for GNOME Desktop Environment

guake-indicator/testing 1.4.5-2 amd64
  Guake terminal app indicator

terminus/testing 1.17.0-1 amd64
  Drop-down or in-window terminal for X11 and Wayland

➤ apt show guake
Package: guake
Version: 3.9.0-1
Priority: optional
Section: x11
Maintainer: Daniel Echeverri <>
Installed-Size: 1,806 kB
Depends: python3-setuptools-scm, python3-cairo, python3-yaml, python3-gi-cairo, python3-gi (>= 3.26.1), python3-dbus (>= 1.2.4), gir1.2-notify-0.7 (>= 0.7.7), gir1.2-vte-2.91 (>= 0.50.2), gir1.2-gtk-3.0 (>= 3.22.26), gir1.2-keybinder-3.0 (>= 0.3.2), gir1.2-glib-2.0 (>= 1.54.1), gir1.2-pango-1.0 (>= 1.40.14), gir1.2-wnck-3.0, default-dbus-session-bus | dbus-session-bus, libglib2.0-bin, libutempter0, dconf-gsettings-backend | gsettings-backend, python3-importlib-metadata | python3 (>> 3.8), python3:any
Suggests: numix-gtk-theme
Tag: interface::graphical, interface::x11, role::program, suite::gnome,
 uitoolkit::gtk, x11::application, x11::terminal
Download-Size: 421 kB
APT-Sources: testing/main amd64 Packages
Description: Drop-down terminal for GNOME Desktop Environment
 Guake is a drop-down terminal for GNOME Desktop Environment, so you just
 need to press a key to invoke him, and press again to hide.
 Guake supports hotkeys, tabs, background transparent, etc.

Installation / Add Guake terminal to APTus
Last post by Joebuntu - June 27, 2022, 05:56:16 AM
Could Guake terminal be added to aptus? Thank you for your time :D

Edit: I meant the Aptus appstore gui, as guake isn't listed there
Introduction / Hello Guys & Girls!
Last post by WeirdGnome - June 24, 2022, 11:21:10 AM
Just wanted to say hello to all of you! My name is Matty and I'm linux user since forever now. I remember hating Windows Xp because it was bloated so I switched to linux. Now ages and aeons later that same happened to linux world. In the past I loved Mepis Linux that was based on kde 3.5.Then the disaster happened and all the developers decided to rewrite those DEs. Now all the major linux desktops are bloated as hell and gnome isn't even usable. So I started distro hopping and it seems that Sparky lxQt works like a breeze on my thinkpad x200. I use it to learn fullstack programing. I hope you guys have amazing and great day! cheers! 
Applications / Re: lightzone error
Last post by bazzvn - June 23, 2022, 03:25:57 AM
After posting, I saw this thread,6086.0.html which I think answers my question. So I have just tried 'sudo apt-mark hold lightzone'. I'll wait and see how it goes over the next few days, and if it solves my problem I will mark it as solved.
Applications / lightzone error
Last post by bazzvn - June 23, 2022, 03:02:32 AM
When trying to open lightzone I get this error message: Couldn't link with native library: "LCJPEG
/usr/lib/lightzone/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

There was an earlier thread in November 2021 in the forums on this issue,,5911.msg16098.html#msg16098, and the problem was reported to have been fixed. However, it still persists in Sparky 6.3 KDE edition, at least for me (on two separate Dell laptops). To work around the problem I downloaded and installed lightzone_4.2.4-0obs1_amd64.deb from the Suse Open Build Service. This works just fine. However, this seems to be overwritten every time Sparky Linux is updated (daily in my case). As a heavy user of Lightzone, that means I have to reinstall the Suse OBS deb almost daily, which is a pain to say the least.

So if this problem can't be fixed in the repository version, is there some way I can exclude Lightzone being upgraded (or overwritten) every time there is a system update?

Thanks in advance.
Desktops / Re: Black wallpaper and no app...
Last post by adamstrange - June 21, 2022, 12:28:16 AM
Having same issue. I can access my files and apps thru panel and app launcher but nothing on desktop screen and can't change wallpaper. When I try to put apps on screen error message says can't open home /owner file, but that the file oes exist. any ideas on how to fix.

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