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#1
Sparky applications / Re: 'APTus AppCenter' not usea...
Last post by duststuff - Today at 06:04:05 AM
QuoteThank you, Dustin, for your reply as well!
You're welcome, Patrick. :-)

QuoteUnfortunately, I have not yet tested my webcam with Sparky at my PC since I installed Sparky in May, because I use currently the integrated webcam of my much faster laptop (with i5 64bit CPU and Opensuse Leap 15.5) for all necessary apps which require a webcam.

However, I still will check out the 'Logitech Webcam C270' at my Sparky PC and will let you know if I will have any issues with it. But please be patient, because I do not sit every day at my old PC to check out things with Sparky. I do not know yet which programs I could use for that, perhaps vlc or cheese, because apps like Skype are not worth to be used on a slow old 32bit 'i386' architecture.

Understood. Not a problem. In my research thus far, it seems that it could be a kernel-related problem, or it could be because the device isn't getting enough power. I have found that the issue happens less or not at all when I have the device plugged into the back of a desktop PC (i.e. greater power source, I've heard) than when it is plugged into a laptop's USB port. The next thing I'm going to try when I get a chance is to use a powered USB hub -- hopefully that will solve it.

AxL, I appreciate you sharing the extra information on the thread -- perhaps the OP and others will be able to use it to resolve the issue.
#2
Sparky applications / Re: 'APTus AppCenter' not usea...
Last post by AxL - June 18, 2024, 11:32:30 PM
Quote from: rektal on June 14, 2024, 02:34:20 PM[....]  I miss removing old kernels with APTus. Now I can't do it anymore.



sudo /usr/lib/sparky-aptus-appcenter/bin/old-kernel-remover


Quote from: rektal on June 14, 2024, 08:16:46 PMI couldn't find which packages are missing. APTus is broken for me now.





Have you tried reinstalling both sparky-aptus-appcenter & sparky-welcome packages yet?

sudo apt --reinstall install sparky-aptus-appcenter sparky-welcome



Quote from: duststuff on June 17, 2024, 10:10:52 AM[....]   It would be interesting to know whether @AxL's system uses non-Nvidia graphics.

Of course, NO Nvidia crapola or Intel:









PS.- I suspect, that both your problem and that of the OP, is due to the graphics card that you use.







Cheers !! 



#3
Sparky applications / Re: 'APTus AppCenter' not usea...
Last post by Linuxuser - June 18, 2024, 11:10:47 PM
You are welcome, rektal! I am pleased to hear that I could help.

Thank you, Dustin, for your reply as well!

QuoteThere are at least some apps that can be installed via the APTus AppCenter that can't be installed via 'apt', 'apt-get', and probably not Synaptic either. You could still find other ways to install these, but I find that the AppCenter makes the process easier.

Well, this would be one point to send a proposal to Pawel & Co.:

Would you like to provide all Sparky users with a robust and simple command-line version of your 'APTus AppCenter', that works for all users who cannot apply your GUI version for any reason; i.e. without necessarily graphical front-end, i.e. not Yad based without "new HTML technology", but even more "lightweight"? This would be great and very helpful.

QuoteInteresting that you also have Nvidia graphics -- the issue might be that combined with a recent update.

If this is the case, then the opensource 'nouveau' driver for Nvidia graphics cards would be to blame for this issue and not Nvidia graphics itself. What I want to say is, even if AxL's system uses Nvidia graphics, but the proprietary driver from Nvidia instead, he might have not encountered this problem. 

I am not yet sure if the nouveau driver is to blame, but one evidence for that would be that, in this context, I have to report another severe bug which I encountered as I first installed Sparky (from Sparky ISO live image 7.3, MinimalGUI i686) last May from an usb stick by means of the "Calamares" Sparky Installer (see icon on live desktop):

As I reached the final step "Install", after I agreed with the point "Summary", to start finally the installation process, the installer's window display suddenly disappeared that I was forced to install the distro on a blind flight! Nothing for the faint-hearted or beginners, I thought! I had to wait about 25 minutes until the installation process finished, in front of a blank window without a progress bar nor any other more information what is going on. This was then my first experience with Sparky. Whew!

Quote(This is off-topic, but I notice from your system info that you have a 'Logitech Webcam C270'. I have that web-cam and it seemed to work fine for awhile but then I started having issues with it disconnecting randomly. Have you ever experienced that?)

Unfortunately, I have not yet tested my webcam with Sparky at my PC since I installed Sparky in May, because I use currently the integrated webcam of my much faster laptop (with i5 64bit CPU and Opensuse Leap 15.5) for all necessary apps which require a webcam.

However, I still will check out the 'Logitech Webcam C270' at my Sparky PC and will let you know if I will have any issues with it. But please be patient, because I do not sit every day at my old PC to check out things with Sparky. I do not know yet which programs I could use for that, perhaps vlc or cheese, because apps like Skype are not worth to be used on a slow old 32bit 'i386' architecture. 


Till soon,

Cheers

Patrick
#4
Sparky applications / Re: 'APTus AppCenter' not usea...
Last post by rektal - June 17, 2024, 08:00:13 PM
Thanks for your post Linuxuser.

I usually use terminal and
sudo spu to up-to-date my system.

Thanks for:
sudo apt autoremove to remove old kernels. It was very useful for me.
#5
Sparky applications / Re: 'APTus AppCenter' not usea...
Last post by duststuff - June 17, 2024, 10:10:52 AM
Thanks for your latest post, Patrick. There are at least some apps that can be installed via the APTus AppCenter that can't be installed via 'apt', 'apt-get', and probably not Synaptic either. You could still find other ways to install these, but I find that the AppCenter makes the process easier. When possible, I do usually use the command-line utilities to install things since it's easier. But for updates I find it easier to use the Sparky upgrade app that automatically checks for updates, alerts you, and then runs through the process if you give it the 'OK'. If, for some reason, that runs into trouble, then I hit the command-line again to sort it out.

Interesting that you also have Nvidia graphics -- the issue might be that combined with a recent update. It would be interesting to know whether @AxL's system uses non-Nvidia graphics. Here I've got Intel and am not seeing the problem.

(This is off-topic, but I notice from your system info that you have a 'Logitech Webcam C270'. I have that web-cam and it seemed to work fine for awhile but then I started having issues with it disconnecting randomly. Have you ever experienced that?)

Cheers,
Dustin
#6
Newbie questions / Re: virtualbox not work
Last post by duststuff - June 17, 2024, 04:56:26 AM
I haven't done this before, but what you want to do is run virtualbox itself from the terminal; once you've done that it should start virtualbox as you are used to and then you can try to do the actions that are not working. After doing those, then you can go back to the terminal to see if there is any related output.

The first thing you need to figure out is what the command is to run virtualbox from the terminal. It may be as simple as 'virtualbox', but sometimes there is some other variation. And sometimes a program is designed so that some operations can be done from the terminal (without a GUI), so you'll need to figure out the command that will start the GUI for you. A simple online search should provide this info, or if you have something like a 'Start' or 'Apps' menu where virtualbox is included, you may be able to right-click on the virtualbox item and choose something like 'Properties' or 'Edit' to see what command it uses to start the program.
#7
Sparky applications / Re: 'APTus AppCenter' not usea...
Last post by Linuxuser - June 16, 2024, 11:10:58 PM
Hi guys,

want you to know that I'm still there on my research for the reason(s) why 'Sparky APTus AppCenter' is not working on system configurations like mine or rektal's ...

In the meantime and for the future, I would strictly recommend not to rely on GUI tools such as 'Sparky APTus AppCenter' to manage software packages. If you - 'rektal' - prefer to use a GUI for that, then better use the robust and well-tested allrounder 'synaptic' (that comes with Debian, also installed with Sparky 7 & 8), instead.

However, I prefer the command-line utility 'apt' or 'apt-get' for installing, updating, removing, and otherwise managing deb packages (for debian based distributions). To learn more about the 'apt' command open your terminal and type 'man apt'.

Because 'APTus AppCenter' is not applicable on my machine (since my first installation of Sparky7.3 in May), I would have no other choice anyway.

Instead, I regularly use the following 'apt-get' commands in the terminal, to keep my system clean and up-to-date:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get clean

.. and additionally, if necessary:

sudo apt autoremove
.. that removes any old packages (and older kernels) that are no longer needed.

Finally, as I promised, I post here some information about my system from the output of 'inxi -Frz':

System:
  Kernel: 6.1.0-21-686 arch: i686 bits: 32 Desktop: Openbox v: 3.6.1
    Distro: SparkyLinux 7.4 (Orion-Belt)
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P4P800-X v: Rev 1.xx
    serial: <superuser required> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 080009
    date: 06/23/2005
CPU:
  Info: single core model: Intel Pentium 4 bits: 32 type: MT cache:
    L2: 1024 KiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2999 min/max: N/A cores: 1: 2999 2: 2999
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA NV44A [GeForce 6200] driver: nouveau v: kernel
  Device-2: Logitech Webcam C270 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.7 driver: X: loaded: nouveau
    unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa dri: nouveau gpu: nouveau
    resolution: 1680x1050~60Hz
  API: OpenGL Message: Unable to show GL data. Required tool glxinfo
    missing.
Repos:
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
    1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ bookworm main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
    2: deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ bookworm main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
    3: deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ bookworm-security/updates main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
    4: deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ bookworm-security/updates main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
    5: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian bookworm-updates main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
    6: deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian bookworm-updates main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
    7: deb http://deb-multimedia.org/ bookworm main non-free
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sparky.list
    1: deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/sparky.gpg.key] https://repo.sparkylinux.org/ core main
    2: deb-src [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/sparky.gpg.key] https://repo.sparkylinux.org/ core main
    3: deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/sparky.gpg.key] https://repo.sparkylinux.org/ orion main
    4: deb-src [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/sparky.gpg.key] https://repo.sparkylinux.org/ orion main
Info:
  Processes: 165 Uptime: 2h 1m Memory: 2.95 GiB used: 1.3 GiB (44.1%)
  Shell: Bash inxi: 3.3.26

Until then,

Good luck!

Patrick

#8
Newbie questions / Re: virtualbox not work
Last post by bertgio - June 16, 2024, 08:17:48 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, in the meantime I tried on another PC with SparkyLinux KDE first installation kernel and the result remained the same. The only ISO that can show me the VM desktop is pmagic_2013_02_28_i586.iso. I tried the ISO Parted_Magic_2021.09.15_x64.iso but the result is the same as described in posts n.1. I will try to follow your advice even if I don't know how but I'm sure I can launch a VM from the terminal. Thanks again.
#9
System upgrading / Re: [RESOLU] System update req...
Last post by piotrfr - June 15, 2024, 11:04:10 PM
Bonjour Paul74, et toutes et tous les autres, et toutes mes excuses sur le fait de ne pas avoir remercier ta réponse sympa et explicative... Oups...

Par contre, tu parles d'avoir effectué les mises à jour de 7.1 etc..., mais tu as fait comment ces màj ?

Avec tous mes tests, mon systeme est un petit peu chamboulé, j'aurai aimé savoir si je pouvais installer directement la dernière version et si cela est possible, est-ce que cela "nettoie" l'ancien systeme ? Pour ma part, la version 6.7, Po-Tolo ?
Et y a-t-il une solution pour mettre à jour le systeme sans supprimer les diverses applications installées ?

Merci pour l'aide à venir et bonne fin de journée à toutes et tous

------------------------

Hello Paul74, and all the others, and my apologies for not having thanked your nice and explanatory response... Oops...

On the other hand, you talk about having carried out the updates to 7.1 etc..., but how did you do these updates?

With all my tests, my system is a little messed up, I would have liked to know if I could directly install the latest version and if this is possible, does it "clean" the old system?  For my part, version 6.7, Po-Tolo?
And is there a solution to update the system without deleting the various installed applications?

Thank you for the help and have a good rest of the day everyone.
#10
Newbie questions / Re: virtualbox not work
Last post by duststuff - June 15, 2024, 10:46:10 AM
You could try running it in the terminal to see if it gives any output that would help you understand why it's not working.

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