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#1
Newbie questions / Re: Graphic issue with Sparky ...
Last post by TRon - December 08, 2022, 01:52:17 AM
The 2022.12 Sparky Mate release fixed the graphical driver crashes in Live mode for me :thumbsup:
#2
Suggestions / Recommended USB Partition Setu...
Last post by DenverDave - December 07, 2022, 04:19:42 PM
For those of us installing to a USB boot drive, a recommended USB partition setup - mount points - flags - would be helpful.

On my USB boot drive, I ended up with one Fat32 partition for the whole drive, no boot flags and told installer to boot boot grub everyplace it could think of.   Boot USB drive works well and is very fast to boot with Sparky 7 Mate on my older laptop.

Perhaps a wish list for my older, slower laptop with Windows hard disk unplugged to protect from me and unintentional Linux installs
- Probably the installer knows the USB source drive for the installation and likely only one other USB target drive plugged in and the installer might be able to tell if the target drive has been formatted before or contains info.
- knowing recommended place to put the boot info and file system type
- maybe having the Sparky system on a separate partition and recommended file type
- maybe have the home directory on a separate partition and recommended file type
- maybe a separate partition for other data to be shared in case above partitions are encrypted and maybe fat32 if Windows PC may need to read?

Currently to create a functional backup USB drive of my system I use the following dd command:
sudo dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sdc bs=4M status=progress conv=fdatasync

The above command takes about an hour and a half to complete and I believe that most of the time is spent bare metal copying unused bytes.  Perhaps what needs to be copied with the dd command could be and rsync or copy could copy the files that are present.   Most of the size of my drive is not used.  Below sda is my Sparky7 Mate boot USB and sdb is my data USB - which I think indicates that most of the 1 1/2 hours spend cloning my Sparky boot USB is spent copying unused bytes?

ave@Sparky-Mate:~$ df /dev/sd*
Filesystem     1K-blocks    Used Available Use% Mounted on
udev             1922000       0   1922000   0% /dev
/dev/sda1       58822512 8911464  46890564  16% /
udev             1922000       0   1922000   0% /dev
/dev/sdb1       60058960 2796576  57262384   5% /media/dave/D720-DC3D
dave@Sparky-Mate:~$

- - thanks for Sparky7  !!!!  I figure saves me 40 hours of boot time a year over my old distro.

#3
Introduction / Re: Good to see you all!
Last post by RMao - December 06, 2022, 09:36:48 PM
I'm new here too, migrated from Linux Lite on a 2011 RM Mobile One 310 laptop!
System:
  Host: ade-rm Kernel: 6.0.0-5-amd64 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce
    v: 4.16.1 Distro: SparkyLinux 7 (Orion-Belt)
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: RM Education product: RM v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: RM Education model: RM MOBILE ONE 310 v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 202
    date: 04/20/2011
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: RM Education product: RM v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: RM Education model: RM MOBILE ONE 310 v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 202
    date: 04/20/2011
May my distrohopping end here!!!
#4
Desktops / Some remarks and suggestions r...
Last post by Sadi - December 06, 2022, 03:22:25 PM
I've recently begun using Sparky KDE as my primary OS instead of KDE neon, which has now become a secondary-backup system - both sharing the same /home partition without any problems, with only one minor exception: Bluetooth connections have to re-established, but doesn't worth it if you're not staying there for long.

It's interesting to see that the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment can be enjoyed so well with Sparky KDE. Some things are even better, but there were also some that didn't work as well as in KDE neon out-of-the box (but I've quickly managed to fix them), although both are very minor.

I think the software packages that are installed by default in Sparky KDE can be reviewed, and some GNOME stuff can be safely excluded (e.g. gnome-themes-extra*) , and it seems there might be some KDE stuff that should better be included in the default installation (e.g. kde-config-plymouth, xsettings-kde etc.). I also had to use dconf-editor to make some GTK apps (e.g. bleachbit-root or even dconf-editor root) use the same icon and gtk theme as others.

So far, I haven't yet managed to include Firewall in my System Settings - probably I'll also be able to fix it by finding out that another KDE Plasma package is missing from the default installation of Sparky KDE.
#5
Hardware / WiFi vs BlueTooth
Last post by carlo - December 04, 2022, 10:29:44 PM
hi all
i've bought a creative! bt-w3 , and as i plug it wifi dongle (MediaTek Ralink RT5370N (rt2800usb)) stops working after some second
here's the dmesg log when i insert the BT one
[ 5222.770298] usb 2-1: new full-speed USB device number 16 using xhci_hcd
[ 5222.933128] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=041e, idProduct=3270, bcdDevice= 1.00
[ 5222.933132] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 5222.933135] usb 2-1: Product: Creative BT-W3
[ 5222.933136] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: Creative Technology Ltd
[ 5222.933138] usb 2-1: SerialNumber: 009435D5003C0002
[ 5222.965716] input: Creative Technology Ltd Creative BT-W3 Consumer Control as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.3/0003:041E:3270.000B/input/input40
[ 5223.022434] input: Creative Technology Ltd Creative BT-W3 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.3/0003:041E:3270.000B/input/input41
[ 5223.022538] hid-generic 0003:041E:3270.000B: input,hiddev2,hidraw4: USB HID v1.11 Device [Creative Technology Ltd Creative BT-W3] on usb-0000:00:14.0-1/input3
[ 5223.025847] hid-generic 0003:041E:3270.000C: hiddev3,hidraw5: USB HID v1.11 Device [Creative Technology Ltd Creative BT-W3] on usb-0000:00:14.0-1/input4

and this is the journalctl -f
root@linuxschifo:/home/carlo# journalctl -f
nov 27 22:45:50 linuxschifo sudo[4283]:    carlo : PWD=/home/carlo ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/usr/bin/touch /usr/share/MakuluSetup/Check/lindoz_1.02
[...]
nov 27 22:46:20 linuxschifo systemd[1]: Bluetooth service was skipped because of a failed condition check (ConditionPathIsDirectory=/sys/class/bluetooth).
nov 27 22:46:45 linuxschifo dbus-daemon[814]: [system] Failed to activate service 'org.bluez': timed out (service_start_timeout=25000ms)
nov 27 22:48:11 linuxschifo wpa_supplicant[1006]: wlx1cbfce1637a7: CTRL-EVENT-BEACON-LOSS
nov 27 22:48:45 linuxschifo su[7264]: (to root) carlo on pts/1
nov 27 22:48:45 linuxschifo su[7264]: pam_unix(su:session): session opened for user root(uid=0) by (uid=1001)
nov 27 22:48:52 linuxschifo kernel: ieee80211 phy0: rt2800usb_tx_sta_fifo_read_completed: Warning - TX status read failed -71
[...]
nov 27 22:48:52 linuxschifo kernel: usb 2-1: USB disconnect, device number 2
nov 27 22:48:52 linuxschifo kernel: ieee80211 phy0: rt2800usb_tx_sta_fifo_read_completed: Warning - TX status read failed -71
nov 27 22:48:53 linuxschifo kernel: ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00queue_flush_queue: Warning - Queue 2 failed to flush
nov 27 22:48:53 linuxschifo wpa_supplicant[1006]: wlx1cbfce1637a7: CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED bssid=0c:b6:d2:44:29:67 reason=3 locally_generated=1
[...]
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo kernel: usb 2-1: new high-speed USB device number 7 using xhci_hcd
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo kernel: usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=148f, idProduct=5370, bcdDevice= 1.01
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo kernel: usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo kernel: usb 2-1: Product: 802.11 n WLAN
[...]
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo kernel: usb 2-1: reset high-speed USB device number 7 using xhci_hcd
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo kernel: ieee80211 phy1: rt2x00_set_rt: Info - RT chipset 5390, rev 0502 detected
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo NetworkManager[1005]: <info>  [1669585737.8656] device (wlan0): driver supports Access Point (AP) mode
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo NetworkManager[1005]: <info>  [1669585737.8660] manager: (wlan0): new 802.11 Wi-Fi device (/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/4)
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo kernel: ieee80211 phy1: rt2x00_set_rf: Info - RF chipset 5370 detected
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo kernel: ieee80211 phy1: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo mtp-probe[7323]: checking bus 2, device 7: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2/2-1"
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo mtp-probe[7323]: bus: 2, device: 7 was not an MTP device
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo kernel: rt2800usb 2-1:1.0 wlx1cbfce1637a7: renamed from wlan0
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo NetworkManager[1005]: <info>  [1669585737.8912] rfkill1: found Wi-Fi radio killswitch (at /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.0/ieee80211/phy1/rfkill1) (driver rt2800usb)
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo NetworkManager[1005]: <info>  [1669585737.9077] device (wlan0): interface index 4 renamed iface from 'wlan0' to 'wlx1cbfce1637a7'
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo NetworkManager[1005]: <info>  [1669585737.9167] device (wlx1cbfce1637a7): state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'managed', sys-iface-state: 'external')
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo kernel: ieee80211 phy1: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2870.bin'
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo kernel: rt2800usb 2-1:1.0: firmware: direct-loading firmware rt2870.bin
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo kernel: ieee80211 phy1: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Firmware detected - version: 0.36
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo mtp-probe[7349]: checking bus 2, device 7: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2/2-1"
nov 27 22:48:57 linuxschifo mtp-probe[7349]: bus: 2, device: 7 was not an MTP device
[...]
nov 27 22:48:58 linuxschifo NetworkManager[1005]: <info>  [1669585738.1171] device (wlx1cbfce1637a7): state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'supplicant-available', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
nov 27 22:48:58 linuxschifo wpa_supplicant[1006]: wlx1cbfce1637a7: CTRL-EVENT-REGDOM-CHANGE init=BEACON_HINT type=UNKNOWN
[...]
[...]
nov 27 22:49:00 linuxschifo ntpd[1036]: IO: bind(21) AF_INET6 fe80::7e56:8486:27fa:2d9b%4#123 flags 0x1 failed: Cannot assign requested address
nov 27 22:49:00 linuxschifo ntpd[1036]: IO: unable to create socket on wlx1cbfce1637a7 (6) for fe80::7e56:8486:27fa:2d9b%4#123
nov 27 22:49:00 linuxschifo ntpd[1036]: IO: failed to init interface for address fe80::7e56:8486:27fa:2d9b%4
nov 27 22:49:02 linuxschifo ntpd[1036]: IO: Listen normally on 7 wlx1cbfce1637a7 [fe80::7e56:8486:27fa:2d9b%4]:123
nov 27 22:49:02 linuxschifo ntpd[1036]: IO: new interface(s) found: waking up resolver
nov 27 22:49:02 linuxschifo systemd[1]: systemd-rfkill.service: Deactivated successfully.
nov 27 22:49:03 linuxschifo systemd[1]: NetworkManager-dispatcher.service: Deactivated successfully.
nov 27 22:49:04 linuxschifo NetworkManager[1005]: <info>  [1669585744.1140] dhcp4 (wlx1cbfce1637a7): state changed new lease, address=192.168.1.102
nov 27 22:49:04 linuxschifo avahi-daemon[810]: Joining mDNS multicast group on interface wlx1cbfce1637a7.IPv4 with address 192.168.1.102.
nov 27 22:49:04 linuxschifo avahi-daemon[810]: New relevant interface wlx1cbfce1637a7.IPv4 for mDNS.
nov 27 22:49:04 linuxschifo avahi-daemon[810]: Registering new address record for 192.168.1.102 on wlx1cbfce1637a7.IPv4.
nov 27 22:49:04 linuxschifo dbus-daemon[814]: [system] Activating via systemd: service name='org.freedesktop.nm_dispatcher' unit='dbus-org.freedesktop.nm-dispatcher.service' requested by ':1.9' (uid=0 pid=1005 comm="/usr/sbin/NetworkManager --no-daemon")
nov 27 22:49:04 linuxschifo NetworkManager[1005]: <info>  [1669585744.1169] device (wlx1cbfce1637a7): state change: ip-config -> ip-check (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
nov 27 22:49:04 linuxschifo systemd[1]: Starting Network Manager Script Dispatcher Service...
nov 27 22:49:04 linuxschifo dbus-daemon[814]: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.freedesktop.nm_dispatcher'
nov 27 22:49:04 linuxschifo systemd[1]: Started Network Manager Script Dispatcher Service.
nov 27 22:49:04 linuxschifo NetworkManager[1005]: <info>  [1669585744.1305] device (wlx1cbfce1637a7): state change: ip-check -> secondaries (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
nov 27 22:49:04 linuxschifo NetworkManager[1005]: <info>  [1669585744.1307] device (wlx1cbfce1637a7): state change: secondaries -> activated (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed')
nov 27 22:49:04 linuxschifo NetworkManager[1005]: <info>  [1669585744.1309] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTED_LOCAL
nov 27 22:49:04 linuxschifo NetworkManager[1005]: <info>  [1669585744.1312] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTED_SITE
nov 27 22:49:04 linuxschifo NetworkManager[1005]: <info>  [1669585744.1313] policy: set 'D-Link-442966' (wlx1cbfce1637a7) as default for IPv4 routing and DNS
nov 27 22:49:04 linuxschifo NetworkManager[1005]: <info>  [1669585744.1926] device (wlx1cbfce1637a7): Activation: successful, device activated.
nov 27 22:49:04 linuxschifo NetworkManager[1005]: <info>  [1669585744.1929] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTED_GLOBAL
nov 27 22:49:05 linuxschifo ntpd[1036]: IO: Listen normally on 8 wlx1cbfce1637a7 192.168.1.102:123
nov 27 22:49:05 linuxschifo ntpd[1036]: IO: new interface(s) found: waking up resolver
nov 27 22:49:09 linuxschifo audit[1114]: AVC apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="/usr/sbin/cups-browsed" name="/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/disable_ipv6" pid=1114 comm="cups-browsed" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=0 ouid=0
nov 27 22:49:09 linuxschifo kernel: audit: type=1400 audit(1669585749.867:39): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="/usr/sbin/cups-browsed" name="/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/disable_ipv6" pid=1114 comm="cups-browsed" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=0 ouid=0
nov 27 22:49:14 linuxschifo systemd[1]: NetworkManager-dispatcher.service: Deactivated successfully.
nov 27 22:49:25 linuxschifo wpa_supplicant[1006]: wlx1cbfce1637a7: CTRL-EVENT-SIGNAL-CHANGE above=1 signal=-55 noise=9999 txrate=72200
nov 27 22:49:25 linuxschifo kernel: usb 2-4.4.3: new full-speed USB device number 8 using xhci_hcd
nov 27 22:49:26 linuxschifo kernel: usb 2-4.4.3: New USB device found, idVendor=041e, idProduct=3270, bcdDevice= 1.00
nov 27 22:49:26 linuxschifo kernel: usb 2-4.4.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
nov 27 22:49:26 linuxschifo kernel: usb 2-4.4.3: Product: Creative BT-W3
nov 27 22:49:26 linuxschifo kernel: usb 2-4.4.3: Manufacturer: Creative Technology Ltd
nov 27 22:49:26 linuxschifo kernel: usb 2-4.4.3: SerialNumber: 009435D5003C0002
nov 27 22:49:26 linuxschifo kernel: input: Creative Technology Ltd Creative BT-W3 Consumer Control as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2/2-4/2-4.4/2-4.4.3/2-4.4.3:1.3/0003:041E:3270.0005/input/input32
nov 27 22:49:26 linuxschifo kernel: input: Creative Technology Ltd Creative BT-W3 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2/2-4/2-4.4/2-4.4.3/2-4.4.3:1.3/0003:041E:3270.0005/input/input33
nov 27 22:49:26 linuxschifo kernel: hid-generic 0003:041E:3270.0005: input,hiddev2,hidraw4: USB HID v1.11 Device [Creative Technology Ltd Creative BT-W3] on usb-0000:00:14.0-4.4.3/input3
nov 27 22:49:26 linuxschifo kernel: hid-generic 0003:041E:3270.0006: hiddev3,hidraw5: USB HID v1.11 Device [Creative Technology Ltd Creative BT-W3] on usb-0000:00:14.0-4.4.3/input4
nov 27 22:49:26 linuxschifo mtp-probe[7618]: checking bus 2, device 8: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2/2-4/2-4.4/2-4.4.3"
nov 27 22:49:26 linuxschifo mtp-probe[7618]: bus: 2, device: 8 was not an MTP device
nov 27 22:49:26 linuxschifo kernel: mc: Linux media interface: v0.10
nov 27 22:49:26 linuxschifo kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio
nov 27 22:49:26 linuxschifo mtp-probe[7651]: checking bus 2, device 8: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2/2-4/2-4.4/2-4.4.3"
nov 27 22:49:26 linuxschifo mtp-probe[7651]: bus: 2, device: 8 was not an MTP device
nov 27 22:49:26 linuxschifo systemd-udevd[7633]: controlC2: Process '/usr/sbin/alsactl -E HOME=/run/alsa -E XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=/run/alsa/runtime restore 2' failed with exit code 99.
nov 27 22:49:26 linuxschifo systemd[1454]: Reached target Sound Card.
nov 27 22:49:27 linuxschifo wpa_supplicant[1006]: wlx1cbfce1637a7: CTRL-EVENT-BEACON-LOSS
nov 27 22:49:28 linuxschifo wpa_supplicant[1006]: wlx1cbfce1637a7: CTRL-EVENT-BEACON-LOSS
nov 27 22:49:29 linuxschifo wpa_supplicant[1006]: wlx1cbfce1637a7: CTRL-EVENT-BEACON-LOSS 

in short i get plenties of CTRL-EVENT-BEACON-LOSS
and wifi dongle even stops blinking.....

have you got any idea whether they can live and work together?
thank you
#6
Newbie questions / Re: Graphic issue with Sparky ...
Last post by TRon - December 04, 2022, 03:28:28 AM
My HD finally arrived today and I went with installing Linux Mint Mate. No offense to sparky but their community seem a bit larger and I was able to find some related issues in their forums.

The graphical issues are solved after having done some updates but mint mate 21 still has some bugs related to the BIOS of this jasper lake machine (seem to be a common issue for newer machines, some issues were fixed around kernel 5.15 but re-introduced in newer kernels). Unfortunately Sparky (but also other current distro's that I have tried/mentioned) show similar issues.

As soon as Sparky Mate becomes more mature I'll give that a go as I'm very pleased with Sparky on my old machine and would like to repeat that for this newer machine.

Is there a dedicated/known time-line/release schedule for Sparky Mate ?

Sorry for the noise.
#7
Sparky applications / Re: Can't find ZSH package in ...
Last post by pavroo - December 02, 2022, 06:17:43 PM
Sparky uses Debian repos as default, stored in:
/etc/apt/sources.listDo you have it?
Looks like you use Sparky rolling "orion" repos so Debian "bookworm" is required too.
#8
Sparky applications / Re: Can't find ZSH package in ...
Last post by gabvil - December 02, 2022, 03:15:39 PM
Quote from: pavroo on December 01, 2022, 09:43:31 PMHold on, you need 'zsh', the shell, right, not 'zfs'?
apt policy zsh
zsh:
  Zainstalowana: (brak)
  Kandydująca:   5.9-2
  Tabela wersji:
     5.9-2 500
        500 http://deb.debian.org/debian bookworm/main amd64 Packages
If yes, it is in debian main repos anyway.


That's right! It's zsh, do I need to setup those Debian repos?
Since they are not set on my current sources.

Regards.-
#9
Sparky applications / Steam EAC isssue - Fail to loa...
Last post by Stormcorporal - December 02, 2022, 02:02:37 PM
Picture of error:

Steam  Failed Easy Anticheat module detection image

Cause: This is due to DT_HASH being removed and replaced by DT_GNU_HASH in Glibc 2.34 and higher versions.
Though, Most users detected it running Glibc 2.36 versions.

Solution: Gentoo, Arch, and other non Ubuntu/Debian distros have patched their Linux Operating system to include both DT_HASH and DT_GNU_HASH in "--hash-style=both". I am not a programmer and still Learning Linux to know what this means. Just did my research on the issue to help SparkyLinux be the first of Ubuntu/Debian distros to resolve this issue since there isn't any fix for them besides using an older version of Glibc less than 2.34. I hope this can be resolved as stated above or some other way that Sparky devs may know. In case more information is needed, check out the following links:

https://www.phoronix.com/news/Glibc-2.36-EAC-Problems

https://maskray.me/blog/2022-08-21-glibc-and-dt-gnu-hash
#10
Sparky applications / Re: Can't find ZSH package in ...
Last post by pavroo - December 01, 2022, 09:43:31 PM
Hold on, you need 'zsh', the shell, right, not 'zfs'?
apt policy zsh
zsh:
  Zainstalowana: (brak)
  Kandydująca:   5.9-2
  Tabela wersji:
     5.9-2 500
        500 http://deb.debian.org/debian bookworm/main amd64 Packages
If yes, it is in debian main repos anyway.

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