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Installation / Re: APTus AppCenter slow
Last post by Henry1 - June 02, 2024, 05:34:27 PM
Hi Dustin,

From your suggestion I checked the repositories and I think the problem is stable main enabled as disabling it, APTus and System Upgrade tool are very fast now...The warning says: Impossible to recover  504  Gateway Time-out [IP: 443]

I'll keep you updated...

Thank you for your help, Dustin.

Installation / Re: APTus AppCenter slow
Last post by duststuff - June 02, 2024, 03:56:02 PM
Hi Henry, :-)

I'm not Pavroo, but a few days ago or so I had a 200+ MB update take about 1.5 - 2 hours instead of the usual 1-3 minutes or so, but since then things have been back to normal. Not sure what the cause was, but I think it was mainly two packages that made up most/all of the download, each one around 100+ MB. One was from a third-party repo and the other was most likely from the Sparky repo. My guess is that there was something wrong on a server hosting a repo or somewhere on the route in-between that was slowing things down.

If this persists for you, I would look into seeing if it's possible to switch one or more of your repos over to a mirror that's more local for you to see if that helps. I 'think' this is possible to do with Sparky, but haven't looked into it yet myself. If it is possible, I'm also not sure if it can be done through a more user-friendly GUI, or whether it would take some terminal commands, etc. You may also find it helpful to figure out if the slow-down is the result of only one/some repos on your system (you can search online for how to view the history of your package manager if you don't know how to do that). Also, for Pavroo or others to give more specific help, it would be helpful if you post your repo information within code markers copy/pasted from the output of
inxi -r as well as mentioning what package(s) you were downloading from what repo(s) during the time that it was relatively slow for you (if you're able to figure that out). It could be just a temporary glitch, but I'm guessing it's some sort of internet-related problem rather than a Sparky problem.

Hope that helps,
Installation / APTus AppCenter slow <SOLVED>
Last post by Henry1 - June 02, 2024, 12:33:13 PM
Hi Pavroo,

I am on Sparkylinux 7.3 XFCE; in the last few days APTus AppCenter takes nearly 2 minutes to update packages the same as the System Upgrade tool when before they took about 20-25 seconds, has something changed recently or is a problem of mine?

Thank you
Desktops / Re: No background setting in M...
Last post by Splinx64 - June 01, 2024, 10:40:30 AM
Hello again,

of course, I also tried to change the background image with a few of gsettings and dconf write commands.
But, unfortunately, nothing of them helped.

How can I find, what is missing or not works?
Installation / Re: Sparkylinux installation o...
Last post by duststuff - May 28, 2024, 06:39:59 AM
Hi, smarky. :-) Not sure on your Sparky version / setup or your proficiency with Linux, the command-line, etc., but here are some ideas that may help you move forward:

1. Check if your system has a GUI for audio settings; if so, see if there's anything there that might be relevant.

2. For the alsa-related things, it sounds like you just need to find out the right command and related syntax for whatever you want to try. I would start by first doing a search for related packages with the keyword 'alsa'. In the terminal it would be:apt search alsa | less(A search like this can often produce multiple pages of output, so I like to add '| less', which shows the first page and lets you navigate up and down through the output; once you're done, hitting 'Q' will take you back to the prompt.) In a package manager like 'Synaptic', there's usually a search function that you can use for this. With searches like this, it should show you the available packages related to alsa that are either installed or available to install from the standard repos. From these you should be able to clarify a bit more what you want / need to try, as well as figure out some keywords to search on your computer ('man' pages of installed programs) or online to figure out names of commands, related syntax, sample usage, etc.

3. Also, someone may be able to help you if you provide more information. When you're looking for help on this or other similar forums, it would be good for you to mention what version of OS (i.e. Sparky here) you're using along with the window manager (WM) and/or desktop environment (DE). 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.)
Installation / Sparkylinux installation on ch...
Last post by smarky - May 28, 2024, 12:02:46 AM
I installed sparkylinux on an HP chromebook that had sound with MX Linux no problem but with only 16 gb of hard drive and no way to upgrade it I am trying sparky. I really like Sparky but I have no sound. I have looked all over and tried so many solutions for other distros with no success. Many of them said to
"sudo alsa force-reload" and all I get is "sudo: alsa: command not found" so I "sudo apt install alsa-base" but that says the latest alsa-base is already installed. If anyone knows a fix that  would be great. If you need any info let me know and I will post it.
Everything else seems to be working pretty good.
Newbie questions / Re: How to disable natural scr...
Last post by cecca - May 27, 2024, 03:59:11 PM
Yes, of course. I've tried using the XFCE configuration but without any effort.
I've found a post suggesting to use dconf-editor: nothing also with this editor.

As soon as I close the window after disabling the scroll I've found that my settings are not saved.
I haven't tried to connect a mouse in order to check if there will be some difference, but I dont think so.

At first I've tried using KDE (before starting from scratch with XFCE) and with this DM everything went fine.

The only drawbacks I've found on XFCE are this natural scrolling issue and the impossibility to remove the trash icon from the desktop (in this case no settings available to remove this icon)
Newbie questions / Re: How to disable natural scr...
Last post by penguin - May 27, 2024, 12:14:47 PM
Have you googled to find an solution ...?

Desktops / Re: What is the max ram amount...
Last post by duststuff - May 22, 2024, 05:40:10 PM
Hi, Larry. Have you searched online at all for this information? It would normally be included in a user manual / guide for the motherboard, which is often available from the manufacturer's website. The first thing I would check is if your overall PC / system has any kind of service tag number or serial number. If it does, you can probably go to the manufacturer's website and use that to search for resources (including documentation) for your specific system. If not, then the next thing I would do is search with keywords like 'hp 83ee' 'motherboard' 'manual' or something similar in order to find somewhere you can download it from for your reference. If you don't care about having the manual for other purposes, you could drop 'manual' as a keyword and add 'maximum ram' to see what comes up. In my experience I've found the above process relatively straightforward to find this info, even with pretty old computers.

Also, if you're running the actual system, there are various tools that provide information about hardware, some of which are probably already installed. This would be a way to get more detailed information about your motherboard, if needed. If you're running Linux, 'lshw' is a pretty standard command-line utility for this. Another one that can be helpful is 'inxi'. They each have various options you can add to filter the output, make it more verbose, etc.

(Lastly, I doubt that it's a big deal, but here on the Sparky forums and wiki, the term 'desktops' seems to primarily be used to mean 'desktop environment' (i.e. software) rather than to mean 'desktop PC' (as opposed to a laptop, etc.).)
Desktops / Re: What is the max ram amount...
Last post by AxL - May 22, 2024, 05:38:36 PM
Quote from: larrybruckner on May 22, 2024, 05:05:13 PMI Just upgraded by HP Prodesk 600 G4 SFF to 16 Gb's (1x8gb 2x4gb), and I was wondering what the maximum amount of ram does the PC support? The motherboard is a HP 83EE, The CPU is an Intel i3-8100 and the GPU is the UHD Graphics 630.

I had 8GB of ram when I first bought the prebuilt computer, I first upgraded it to be 12GB's of ram by adding one 4gb ram, and now I added another 4gb ram stick (G-Skill DDR4 4GB 2400MHZ.)

   WTF lad. You weren't the smartest in your class, huh ???

 Why do you repeat exactly word-for-word a message ....???

That you have already posted on the HP forum, where you have received several answers, and is already SOLVED:

[SOLVED] What is the max ram amount of the HP Prodesk 600 G4 SFF? (Motherboard: HP 83EE) - HP Support Community - 9076913

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