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Newbie questions / Pi4 HDMI setting incorrect on ...
Last post by sparkypuzzler - December 09, 2023, 11:34:40 PM
Hi all,

The issue:  I have a 4 way splitter on HDMI0 that is connecting to 4 identical monitors running 1920 1080.  Good quality vga cables are already in place to run the 4 remote monitors, and the HDMI to vga converter is obviously before the splitter.  It all works fine..but.....

On boot, despite me specifying in raspi-config and /boot/config.txt to specifically use group 2 and mode 16, the desktop ends up running at 1280 1024.  Somewhere along the way, I am guessing that the splitter or converter says back to the Pi that the resolution is 1280 and an auto-config running after the boot process adjusts output to that.  If I then manually go into Monitor Settings I can set the resolution to full HD and all the monitors display correctly!  But I can't get that setting to stick after reboot..something interferes with it.

I'm hoping that someone may know the easy solution.  But if not...... I think a little script to set the monitors to the full HD a few seconds after reaching the desktop is a definite solution.   I'm no expert and don't know where to put the command to make this happen, and also the structure of such a script.  I think it would be referenced/initiated from/in /home/pi/.config/openbox/  and have a delay of perhaps 10 seconds before working.

I tried for hours last night to get somewhere on this issue by changing settings without luck, so unless someone knows the reason, and easy method to change the setting on reaching desktop, I would really appreciate guidance on the script structure, activation and location.

Newbie questions / FSEARCH WON'T RUN OR SHOW IN S...
Last post by seadevil - December 09, 2023, 05:48:11 PM
Installed it in FireFox 6.7 and the 7 + versions.  and

it installs but does NOT show up in the menu  and won't run in the

terminal ...even though it says installed.

can someone help here?

System upgrading / [SOLVED] Upgrade loop
Last post by nevertheless - December 09, 2023, 12:19:39 AM
After googling, I found: run the command sparky-upgrade in a terminal window. That worked. (Sorry).

==> ORIGINAL post:
I am told updates exist, the back/forth gui "busy" indicator occurs (updating repositories), then a console window pops up, 20 lines quickly appear, that window disappears (and then the whole thing starts again.

If I choose "show changelog" (whatever that option is called, instead of "upgrade"), it shows a lot of upgrades that should occur. But, when I choose "upgrade" the back/forth busy indicator appears (updating repositories), then the console window which shows 20 lines and disappears.

I have to choose "exit" for this to stop.
Sparky applications / Re: Problem with Distribution ...
Last post by AxL - December 07, 2023, 11:23:39 PM
Quote from: seadevil on December 07, 2023, 05:12:35 PM[....]  so how can i fix this ?   

i ran :     sudo add-apt-repository ppa:christian-boxdoerfer/fsearch-stable

QuotePPAs are indeed for Ubuntu. Precisely, for some version of Ubuntu. Using PPA would be like using Ubuntu deb repository while beeing on Debian. From unstable to totally broken. Dependencies are likely to be not satisfied, package from Debian can become broken , more and more problems... Just.. don't do it. If you want ppas, use Ubuntu or Ubuntu based distros. For debian, use debian repositories or (to have something similar to ppas, with same security and privacy recommendations) add third-party repositories targetting your Debian release (yes, it exists).

Remastering / Re: Sparky Bonsai - a portable...
Last post by ElQuia - December 07, 2023, 07:45:34 PM
Hello, I´ve been a sparky user for some years. I would love to try this Bonsai on a lot of old functional machines out there.
The thing is I am in South America in Argentina, 2.1 download wont even start, 2.0 is downloading at 16 to 32 KB/s and an ETA for finishing of 6 to 8 hours :-(
Could there be some faster server please? I have a rapidgator account and google drive also. Can download very fast from those.
THANK YOU, specially to Pavroo for all these years of great work!!!
Sparky applications / Problem with Distribution Temp...
Last post by seadevil - December 07, 2023, 05:12:35 PM
I cannot install Fsearch.  I keep getting error message:  aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template for Sparky/orion-belt
one person said to:     apt remove software-properties-gtk    but that did absolutely   nothing !

so how can i fix this ?   

i ran :     sudo add-apt-repository ppa:christian-boxdoerfer/fsearch-stable
            sudo apt update
              sudo apt install fsearch

nothing works
Newbie questions / Double Commander installation
Last post by lukand - December 07, 2023, 02:03:30 PM
Is it possible to determine the reason why the installed softaware cannot be found in the main menu? Can it be related with the fact that the installed system is MATE of 7.1 level?
Türkçe / Rolling sürüm hakkında
Last post by arilogue - December 04, 2023, 09:56:36 AM
Uzunca bir süredir Debian ve Debian tabanlı dağıtımlar kullanıyorum.
Özellikle MX Linux'ü çok uzunca bir süre kullandım ancak stabil sürüm güncellemeleri uzun periyodlar alıyor paketlerde özellikle.
Ben de semi-rolling ve rolling sürümler ararken Sparky ile tanıştım. Yaklaşık 2 senedir Sparky Testing XFCE kullanıyorum. Müthiş memnunum ancak artık rolling bi dağıtım bakınıyorum.
Artık Sid tabanında da 3. bi dağıtım daha çıkarsalar inanın bütün arayışım sona ericek. Sparky cidden her türlü ihtiyacımı karşılıyor ancak tek eksikliğini hissettiğim rolling olması
İsteğim bir şekilde developerlara ulaşırsa çok mutlu olurum. Umarım artık bi rolling sürüm de gelir : )
Türkçe / Repo'ya uygulama ekleme isteği...
Last post by arilogue - December 04, 2023, 09:52:45 AM
Repo'ya eklenmesini istediğimiz uygulamaları nereye istek olarak atabiliyoruz forum üzerinde?
Misal chromium tabanlı iridium browser ve decentr browser'ı repo'ya eklerlerse çok mutlu olurum.
Ancak bu tarz istekleri nereye yapabiliriz bulamadım
Yardımcı olabilirseniz sevinirim
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System upgrading / Re: Upgrade from 5
Last post by jury - December 03, 2023, 04:00:49 PM
Quote from: pavroo on November 15, 2023, 08:51:40 PMTo fix sparky key:
wget -O - | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/sparky.gpg.key

wget -O - | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/sparky.gpg.key
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