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#91
Sparky Linux kernel / Sparky kernel 6.0 removes wal...
Last post by rektal - October 03, 2022, 04:46:39 PM
You shoudn't install the newest kernel 6.0.
It has removed my wallpaper and all my plasma widgets.
I couldn't even restore it using timeshift.

It was very bad idea for me.
#92
Newbie questions / Re: Sparky virtual machine can...
Last post by mirto - October 02, 2022, 12:27:07 PM
Workaround

With APTus install Mate desktop.

From a Mate session copy&paste works correctly

There is any solution instead of the workaround?

#93
Newbie questions / Re: Sparky virtual machine can...
Last post by mirto - October 01, 2022, 09:26:18 AM
Well, I'm actually using spice-vdagent.

In the Kubuntu host the spice-vdagentd daemon is active.
I suppose it is working because other guests (Ubuntu-Mate, Kubuntu, Kali) are able to correctly copy and paste.
All clients were created usingVirtual Machine Manager.

UPDATE

The problem is only with Sparky 7 rolling KDE (iso sparkylinux-2022.07-x86_64-kde.iso)
Instead Sparky Gameover edition (iso sparkylinux-2022.07-x86_64-gameover.iso) works correctly

The Sparky Gameover copy and paste correctly ald spice-vdagent is started:

mirto@sparkytest:~$ sudo systemctl status spice-vdagent
[sudo] password di mirto:
● spice-vdagentd.service - Agent daemon for Spice guests
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/spice-vdagentd.service; indirect; vend>
     Active: active (running) since Sat 2022-10-01 10:57:03 CEST; 3min 33s ago
TriggeredBy: ● spice-vdagentd.socket
    Process: 1526 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/spice-vdagentd $SPICE_VDAGENTD_EXTRA_ARGS>
   Main PID: 1532 (spice-vdagentd)
      Tasks: 2 (limit: 6868)
     Memory: 1.0M
        CPU: 362ms
     CGroup: /system.slice/spice-vdagentd.service
             └─1532 /usr/sbin/spice-vdagentd

ott 01 10:57:03 sparkytest systemd[1]: Starting Agent daemon for Spice guests...
ott 01 10:57:03 sparkytest systemd[1]: Started Agent daemon for Spice guests.
ott 01 10:57:03 sparkytest spice-vdagentd[1532]: opening vdagent virtio channel
ott 01 10:57:03 sparkytest spice-vdagentd[1532]: Set max clipboard: 104857600
ott 01 10:57:03 sparkytest spice-vdagentd[1532]: Set max clipboard: 104857600
mirto@sparkytest:~$


Instead in Sparky KDE copy&paste don't work and spice-vdagent is stopped

mirto@vmbianco500:~$ sudo systemctl status spice-vdagent
○ spice-vdagentd.service - Agent daemon for Spice guests
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/spice-vdagentd.service; indirect; preset: enabled)
     Active: inactive (dead)
TriggeredBy: ● spice-vdagentd.socket
mirto@vmbianco500:~$

I'll try again to enable and start the service.

I'dont know what is the difference between the two Sparky versions.








#95
Applications / Re: Recent GRUB / Sparky Updat...
Last post by SparkyBookworm - October 01, 2022, 04:05:47 AM
Cataclysm-DDA SDL mode is also malfunctioning in the Debian distro "SIDuction". Maybe has something to do with current Cataclysm being on Kernel 5.18 instead of the cutting edge 5.19 kernel? It is a guess.

Siduction handles the Grub update slightly more aesthetically (there is a Gui to click check marks on the boxes using your mouse, instead of having to use the 'space' key (you are possibly screwed if you instead press 'enter' key and might end up without Grub?), otherwise there are way more prompts during the update for Siduction, making Sparky more intuitive and easier to update, other than how Grub is handled. It is a minor quip. 

This was my first time using Siduction, it reminded me somewhat of Sparky but lacking the extra packages Sparky has, FAR less browsers and other useful apps for everyday desktop users. I initially thought Sparky was based on Testing but maybe it is Sid-based now? I love the recent updated browsers editions. For many users browsers are by far the most used application. I like not having to use Flatpak for my preferred browser. This alone makes Sparky special and as far as I can tell only Fedora does this, but only if you add third party repositories.. On Arch half the time the distro relies on flatpaks or other images. Otherwise you are going to rely on appimage, flatpak and snap for your specialty-browser updates. 

Sparky continues to impress.
#96
Newbie questions / Sparky virtual machine cannot ...
Last post by mirto - September 30, 2022, 09:54:47 PM
Hi all,
I have a Kubuntu 22.04 host and a KVM virtual machine with Sparkylinux 7 kde as guest.
I'm not able to copy and paste to or from the guest.

What I've tried:
  • Verified that copy and paste works correctly with other guests
  • installed in sparky spice-vdagent

Strangely after a reboot the spice-vdagent is stopped

mirto@vmbianco500:~$ sudo systemctl status spice-vdagent
[sudo] password di mirto:
○ spice-vdagentd.service - Agent daemon for Spice guests
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/spice-vdagentd.service; indirect; preset: enabled)
     Active: inactive (dead)
TriggeredBy: ● spice-vdagentd.socket
mirto@vmbianco500:~$

Also starting the service by hand doesn't work.

What can I do?



 
#97
Applications / nm-tray
Last post by pavroo - September 30, 2022, 02:46:53 PM
There is a small but strange issue in 'nm-tray' package in LXQt desktop; the tool loads qt based network-manager icon tray and lets you manage connection, but it calls 'xterm' to do so but 'qterminal' is its dependency, strange... anyway, rebuilt nm-tray wich installs and calls spterm now on Sparky7;

install xterm on sparky6 to fix it
#98
Applications / Re: Recent GRUB / Sparky Updat...
Last post by SparkyBookworm - September 28, 2022, 08:15:59 PM
Through process of elimination the breakage of the game CataclysmDDA in SDL mode is definitely NOT because of the Grub update. I reinstalled the regular XFCE (not GameOver this time) rolling release of Sparky and went through the initial large update motions, installing the newer 2.06-4 version of Grub this time, then installed the Cataclysm package from the Sparky App-Store. The game in SDL-mode still doesn't start, however, it works as it should in Cli-mode. It is strange that many (>95%) of the other SDL-based games in the repository are still working on Sparky, so it may not be SDL-related either.
#99
Applications / Re: Recent GRUB / Sparky Updat...
Last post by nevertheless - September 28, 2022, 03:55:38 PM
I agree with you about those update prompts (keep, erase, flip a coin). I get nervous when I see those. I always take the default answer. So far I haven't had trouble. I think that would be stressful to newbies (I'm not a newbie and I get stressed).

Regarding distros, MX Linux is the only other one I'll use. It's not in the lightweight category like Sparky. But, it's not large either. Check that one out sometime. I think it has a Windows vibe (like back in Win98 days).

Regarding Windows, I've never used Zorin OS, but I remember a few years ago they advertised choose'able desktop themes that were designed to look like 98, XP, 7, 10. I got the impression that distro was geared toward Windows users more than other distros (just the look & feel. But, if there are a lot of Widows migrants using it, then there would probably be a lot of help there finding alternatives to Windows-only apps, or how to get one working in WINE). I did install it (the "Core" edition) once, and it was LARGE memory use. One of the largest I saw. But, Windows users are accustomed to that, so ... :) That was 3-5 years ago. It may have changed in its heaviness and choice of desktop themes. Linux Lite also has a history of serving the left-behind Windows users (unsupported, machines too old/slow to run the latest). It had an XP/7 look/feel, and lighter weight than Zorin. But, both are based upon Ubuntu. I like Sparky & MX because they're not. 
#100
Applications / Re: Recent GRUB / Sparky Updat...
Last post by SparkyBookworm - September 28, 2022, 05:42:53 AM
I just ran Sparky GameOver edition in an emulator. All the strange preinstalled games I briefly tested worked. Wow, what a behemoth (glad I'm not much of a gamer)! Using GameOver I installed CDDA in the SDL mode and it did not run... So Cataclysm-SDL is broken in GameOver too. I guess it wasn't just me.

I went through about half dozen other Linuxes in an emulator. Sparky is still way up there as the most impressive (to me) with Fedora 36/37 in the visible distance... Gnome with extensions has come a long way since Gnome 40 for an ex-Windows user. Sparky reminds me of a modernized Windows 7 at its best but even better.

RebornOs made me realize why I don't miss using Arch, it is too messy. Pop!Os was underwhelming and confining version of Gnome as were many other distros I had mild hopes for were letdowns. Nobara meh.

The most impressive of the distros I went through was ReactOs running Windows MSI binaries abandonware Windows apps from pre-2000's. While it isn't a good daily use OS it is still simple to install legacy Windows stuff for nostalgia purposes maybe., it has some barely functional browsers I've never heard of too.

My only complaint with GameOver edition was it led to the same GRUB update during the lengthy updates which I chose the first option this time and installed GRUB into two locations (press space NOT enter for the (*) checkbox). Nothing broke but changes in GRUB spooks people that are still new-to-Linux. It is confusing for such an important Linux component to be handled in such a casual manner, it reminds me of maintaining kernels on Manjaro while using wifi hardware not yet fully supported by Linux.

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