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#1
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

#2
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.
#3
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.
#4
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.
#5
Sparky applications / Re: 'APTus AppCenter' not usea...
Last post by rektal - June 14, 2024, 08:16:46 PM
I couldn't find which packages are missing. APTus is broken for me now. I couldn't fix it.
I hope that developer will fix it somehow in the future.
I can only rely on him.
#6
Sparky applications / Re: access to smarttphone memo...
Last post by duststuff - June 14, 2024, 06:11:01 PM
Besides what I've already mentioned, here's a couple other things that might help:

1. Have you checked the support and forum pages of the Fairphone website? It looks like there might be some ideas there.

2. To see if your system is recognizing the phone, you can try listing the USB devices on your system with the following command:
lsusbIf you're not sure how it will be listed, run the command with the phone unconnected and note the output; then connect the device and run it again and compare the output to see what is new. If nothing is new, then your system is not recognizing it for some reason.

3. If you have more than one USB port, you could try others to see if they work.

4. You could also look at the last part of the output of the following command immediately after connecting the phone to see if there are any warnings or errors that might be related:
dmesg
5. Also, when you're looking for help on this or other similar forums, it would be good for you to include as much relevant information as possible. You can use the command-line tool 'inxi' and its various options to generate general / specific / relevant information about your system that you can then copy from the terminal (Shift + Ctrl + C) and paste into your post here using the code markers for easier readability. (Hover over the icons above where you're writing till you see the one marked 'Code', click on that and it should give you code markers like this: "code""/code" except with bracket markers in place of the quote markers. Then just paste the inxi output from the terminal between the code markers so it will show up correctly [you can use the preview option to check it's working as expected].) The 'inxi' tool has lots of different options -- here is just one example:
inxi -Frz(The '-F' option includes basic information for quite a few parts of your system, the '-r' option provides details on your repos, and the '-z' option filters out some things for privacy / security, which is probably a good idea when posting in public spaces like this forum.)
#7
Sparky applications / Re: access to smarttphone memo...
Last post by lukand - June 14, 2024, 03:35:42 PM
I tried to copy some files from PC to the memory card via USB. Unfortunately, unlike in the past, there is no way to see the icons which provide the possibility to access the memory card and internal smartphone memory as well. Despite restart, the situation is the same. There is much free space on the 512 GB Samsung memory card. The only mode I applied whilst connecting Fairphone 4 was to transfer files via USB

#8
Sparky applications / Re: 'APTus AppCenter' not usea...
Last post by duststuff - June 14, 2024, 03:11:16 PM
Thanks, @rektal. I notice that you have Nvidia for graphics -- that could be causing the issue as well. It might be helpful for you to compare your system's info with that of @AxL -- perhaps they would be willing to post that here for your reference. Meanwhile, I'd definitely recommend looking at the recent history of your system's updates, since that might give you a clue of one or more packages / updates that might have caused the issue.
#9
System upgrading / Re: Skype Install / Upgrade 'B...
Last post by Henry1 - June 14, 2024, 02:35:24 PM
Thank you Pavroo and Dustin,

I will use Skype via browser.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Henry
#10
Sparky applications / Re: 'APTus AppCenter' not usea...
Last post by rektal - June 14, 2024, 02:34:20 PM
I have noticed that sparky-welcome is not working too. There is a blank page too.

Output of inxi -Frz is:
System:
  Kernel: 6.9.4-x64v3-xanmod1 arch: x86_64 bits: 64
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.11 Distro: SparkyLinux 8 (Seven-Sisters)
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: N/A v: N/A serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME Z590-P v: Rev 1.xx serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1801 date: 12/26/2022
CPU:
  Info: 6-core model: Intel Core i5-10400F bits: 64 type: MT MCP cache:
    L2: 1.5 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2216 min/max: 800/4300 cores: 1: 4188 2: 4111 3: 800
    4: 800 5: 800 6: 4293 7: 800 8: 800 9: 800 10: 800 11: 4099 12: 4305
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU116 [GeForce GTX 1650] driver: nouveau v: kernel
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.11 with: Xwayland v: 24.1.0 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa dri: nouveau gpu: nouveau
    resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
  API: EGL v: 1.5 drivers: nouveau,swrast
    platforms: gbm,x11,surfaceless,device
  API: OpenGL v: 4.5 compat-v: 4.3 vendor: mesa v: 24.0.8-1 renderer: NV168
  API: Vulkan Message: No Vulkan data available.
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel driver: snd_hda_intel
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU116 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
  API: ALSA v: k6.9.4-x64v3-xanmod1 status: kernel-api
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.7 status: active
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE driver: r8169
  IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter
    driver: rtl8xxxu type: USB
  IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) driver: btusb
    type: USB
  Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 4.0
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 3.66 TiB used: 2.4 TiB (65.5%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: GOODRAM model: SSDPR-PX500-512-80
    size: 476.94 GiB
  ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 vendor: GOODRAM model: SSDPR-PX500-512-80
    size: 476.94 GiB
  ID-3: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: HDWD110 size: 931.51 GiB
  ID-4: /dev/sdb vendor: Toshiba model: MQ04UBD200 size: 1.82 TiB type: USB
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 468.09 GiB used: 408.35 GiB (87.2%) fs: ext4
    dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 299.4 MiB used: 10.9 MiB (3.6%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme1n1p1
Swap:
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 512 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) file: /swapfile
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0 C mobo: 32.0 C gpu: nouveau temp: 31.0 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): fan-1: 0 fan-2: 1070 fan-4: 0 fan-5: 0 fan-6: 0 fan-7: 0
    gpu: nouveau fan: 1736
Repos:
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
    1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian trixie main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
    2: deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian trixie main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
    3: deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ trixie-security/updates main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
    4: deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ trixie-security/updates main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
    5: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian trixie-updates main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
    6: deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian trixie-updates main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
    7: deb http://deb-multimedia.org/ trixie main non-free
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
    1: deb [arch=amd64] https://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/megasync.list
    1: deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/meganz-archive-keyring.gpg] https://mega.nz/linux/repo/Debian_12/ ./
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pipelight.list
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.list
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/protonvpn-stable.list
    1: deb [arch="all", signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/protonvpn-stable-archive-keyring.gpg] https://repo.protonvpn.com/debian stable main
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sid.list
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list
    1: deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/signal-desktop-keyring.gpg] https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt xenial main
  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/ sisters main
    4: deb-src [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/sparky.gpg.key] https://repo.sparkylinux.org/ sisters main
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine-staging.list
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xanmod-kernel.list
    1: deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/xanmod-archive-keyring.gpg] http://deb.xanmod.org releases main
Info:
  Memory: total: 16 GiB available: 15.48 GiB used: 4.25 GiB (27.4%)
  Processes: 346 Uptime: 3h 11m Shell: Bash inxi: 3.3.34

First of all, I miss removing old kernels with APTus. Now I can't do it anymore.

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