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#81
System upgrading / Re: Skype Install / Upgrade 'B...
Last post by Henry1 - June 13, 2024, 10:05:33 AM
Hi Dustin,

Any news regarding Skype update? The version available for Debian has been released at the end of September 2023 and for security reasons the new version should be released asap. Thank you in advance Dustin for taking care of this situation.


Regards

Henry
#82
Sparky applications / 'APTus AppCenter' not useable
Last post by Linuxuser - June 12, 2024, 10:49:39 PM
Dear SparkyLinux Developer(s) and Members,

Unfortunately, your 'Sparky APTus AppCenter' (latest version 20240601~sparky7~0) cannot be applied on my SparkyLinux installation (from ISO image 'Minimal GUI i686', on my pentium 4 computer) with openbox, since it simply just shows an empty white window without text or buttons, one would have to click on (they are all invisible).

Thank you very much for your reply!
#83
Newbie questions / Re: Crashing often in Virtualb...
Last post by one23 - June 04, 2024, 11:04:21 PM
Without any further details it's hard to say. I would try to look into VBox logs and maybe try to redownload Sparky iso image or experiment with Vbox settings. 
Also it's important to have host with enough CPU power and memory resources.
#84
Newbie questions / Re: [SOLVED] System freezes on...
Last post by one23 - June 04, 2024, 11:00:41 PM
Not at all.

The one causing problems I bought on eBay and according to seller the model is LUPO S-UH-0210. Logs on Sparky never showed any model number and HWiNFO on Windows reports it as generic USB device.

The USB hub that works is Atolla and model number is QF-UD50 (I bought it on Amazon). Strangely this one didn't work well with Orange Pi board (one of the WD hard drives was disconnecting) but works perfect with Acer.

#85
Newbie questions / Re: [SOLVED] System freezes on...
Last post by duststuff - June 04, 2024, 03:36:30 PM
Hey, @one23, would you mind posting the make / model of the powered USB hub that caused this problem, as well as the one that is working OK for you? I will probably buy one in the near future, so this information would be helpful in trying to avoid the problem you encountered, and others may find it useful as well. Thanks in advance, ---Dustin
#86
System upgrading / Skype Install / Upgrade 'Broke...
Last post by duststuff - June 04, 2024, 03:11:34 PM
As @Henry1 mentioned in post #9 of this topic,
QuoteAccording to this thread of 2 weeks ago https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/all/download-the-deb-installation-file-for-debian/73b4fea5-736c-4513-9422-b331d77c4343 the latest version of Skype (8.119.0.201) isn't available for Debian as a .deb file. Microsoft has discontinued providing .deb packages for Skype on Linux.

I've tested this and it is still possible to install version 8.109.0.209 using APTus AppCenter, but if the Skype repo is active, then it unnecessarily slows down the system upgrade / update process because of trying and failing repeatedly to access this repo before eventually moving on.

Because the latest version of Skype can no longer be installed and because having its repo active interferes with the upgrade process, I think this should be considered a 'bug' that should be 'fixed'. I don't know of the best way to do this, but I thought I should bring it to the developers' attention so that it can be addressed if/when they are able to.
#87
Installation / Re: APTus AppCenter slow <SOLV...
Last post by Henry1 - June 04, 2024, 11:34:14 AM
Hi Dustin,

I think it's a good idea, feel free to open a new topic here in the forums as I won't have enough time to check further developments.

Thank you for your appreciation and always prompt replies.

Henry
#88
Installation / Re: APTus AppCenter slow <SOLV...
Last post by duststuff - June 04, 2024, 10:04:55 AM
Thanks a lot, Henry, for your research and update on this -- it's quite helpful to know and I've just updated my notes. :-)

Based on this new information, I think this would probably qualify as a Sparky 'bug' (i.e. the latest non-snap version of Skype can't be installed via APTus AppCenter, and if the Skype repo is enabled then it causes the update / upgrade process to become unnecessarily slow). I think it would be good to open this specific bug / issue as a new topic here in the forums -- would you like to do that or shall I?

With appreciation,
Dustin
#89
Installation / Re: APTus AppCenter slow <SOLV...
Last post by Henry1 - June 04, 2024, 09:13:16 AM
Hi Dustin,

According to this thread of 2 weeks ago https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/all/download-the-deb-installation-file-for-debian/73b4fea5-736c-4513-9422-b331d77c4343 the latest version of Skype (8.119.0.201) isn't available for Debian as a .deb file. Microsoft has discontinued providing .deb packages for Skype on Linux.

As most users don't want to use Snap (even recommended!) the other option is Flathub Skype but it is an unofficial one (there is a yellow warning saying "not verified"); I think the best way is to open Skype in a web browser for the moment waiting for future developments.

I hope this helps everyone to understand what's going on with Skype and possible issue with slow System Upgrade Tool or APTus App center.

Best regards,

Henry


#90
Newbie questions / Re: System freezes on reboot
Last post by duststuff - June 04, 2024, 02:32:55 AM
Hey, one23, glad you were able to figure it out. :-)

If you could do one more thing and add '[Solved]' to the beginning or end of this thread's title, that would be helpful for anyone else searching these forums for a solution to the same problem. If you don't know how to do that, see this post (https://forum.sparkylinux.org/index.php/topic,4239.msg17825.html#new). Basically, you just edit the first post in the thread; to do that, go to the bottom right of the post and it looks like you can use either 'Quick Edit' or 'More...'-'Modify' to get to a page where you can make the change and save it, etc.

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