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Installation / SparkyLinux works well on the ...
Last post by BrianLinuxing - Today at 02:12:41 PM
Afternoon all!

Just been testing the SparkyLinux ARM image on one of my Raspberry Pi 400s and it is rather good.

Came up very quickly, a little spartan in layout but nothing that an apt-get can't fix!

176 processes and 210 Mb of RAM, with a windowing system is very nice.

Am customizing it now and will aim to do a fuller review once my new blog arrives (later this year)

Thank to Pawel and the team for doing this :)
0ther / Forty years of GNU and the fre...
Last post by AxL - September 20, 2023, 11:03:55 PM
Forty years of GNU and the free software movement

    On September 27, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the GNU operating system and the launch of the free software movement. Free software advocates, tinkerers, and hackers all over the world will celebrate this event, which was a turning point in the history of computing. Forty years later, GNU and free software are even more relevant. While software has become deeply ingrained into everyday life, the vast majority of users do not have full control over it.

    • full article:  Forty years of GNU and the free software movement — Free Software Foundation — Working together for free software

      On the other hand and taking advantage of the publication of this news. I would like to remember that last August 16th, was the 30th anniversary of debian.

      Over 30 years ago the late Ian Murdock wrote to the comp.os.linux.development newsgroup about the completion of a brand-new Linux release which he named "The Debian Linux Release".

      He built the release by hand, from scratch, so to speak. Ian laid out guidelines for how this new release would work, what approach the release would take regarding its size, manner of upgrades, installation procedures; and with great care of consideration for users without Internet connection.

      Unaware that he had sparked a movement in the fledgling F/OSS community, Ian worked on and continued to work on Debian. The release, now aided by volunteers from the newsgroup and around the world, grew and continues to grow as one of the largest and oldest FREE operating systems that still exist today.

    • full article:  Debian Celebrates 30 years! - Bits from Debian

      Cheers !!   

    Applications / Re: GDebi Package Installer er...
    Last post by jymm - September 20, 2023, 09:56:12 PM
    Try running <sudo dpkg --configure -a>. It sounds like you have a broken package.
    Introduction / Good Vibes for All Sparky user...
    Last post by ConanSP - September 20, 2023, 07:48:50 PM
    Hello my friends, speak from Brazil,
    I'm a Linux user since 2009 when i resurrect a Asus note with 4gb hd, 64mb ram and a Pentium III, with Puppy linux.

    One of my Hobbies is test distros,for work in my business, and SPARKY is clearly the best and more smart!!!
    Since >>>SparkyLinux 5.2.0-2-amd64<<< in 2019 +-

    Sorry my errors of language,
    [ ]s

    Newbie questions / Re: How do I use an external m...
    Last post by bin - September 19, 2023, 08:20:56 AM
    Normally Settings>Display will show you both monitors and you choose the configuration from there.

    If the external monitor is not showing it is either broken, or not being seen by the laptop.
    So, what connection is it? HDMI, Display Port, VGA, DVI-D?
    What make is the monitor - Dells have their own quirks.

    Next, what graphics card?

    Inxi -F should help provide more assistance. Copy and paste the output.
    Newbie questions / How do I use an external monit...
    Last post by Tackie - September 18, 2023, 09:05:00 PM
    I use laptop, and want to use an external monitor which is connected, but it doesn't work.  How do I switch to external monitor from built-in monitor?
    I checked Settings but I found no switch-page.
    Newbie questions / Re: Blank and auto log in
    Last post by AxL - September 18, 2023, 02:35:42 PM
       Anyway, whatever ... I'm done here.


    Newbie questions / Re: Blank and auto log in
    Last post by mdre808 - September 18, 2023, 04:03:03 AM
    As for pc, I can't login this forum. As for cellphone, the forum can't start a new topic. Thus, I have to write it there. I have specific Android5 phone for media entertainment use. yesterday both its interstorage and tf card's data was deleted as I was in mtp mode, sawing a 'redundant' file seemed 'storage', and all the files had gone. as in usb mode, interstorage didn't appear, so I usually choose mtp. I did my best to recover, but the apps can't detect in mtp mode, as usb mode, interstorage can't be shown. Moreover, the files' original structure would be recoverd,  which some apps can't do, otherwise what a messy I saw. help......
    System upgrading / Re: sudo dpkg –configure -a th...
    Last post by Oulik - September 18, 2023, 03:09:36 AM
    Hi Pavroo.

    I eventually fixed it by doing the following:

    To fix broken packages on Debian-based distributions using APT:
    1. Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard and enter:
    sudo apt --fix-missing update
    2. Update your system's package list from the available sources:
    sudo apt update
    3. Now, force the installation of the broken packages using the -f flag. APT will
    automatically search for broken packages on your system and reinstall them from the
    official repository.
    sudo apt install -f


    That did the trick, and it went on from where it stopped.
    System upgrading / Re: sudo dpkg –configure -a th...
    Last post by pavroo - September 17, 2023, 02:48:53 PM
    What error? An output from your terminal should be nice.

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