Last post by Filemon7 - November 23, 2023, 01:56:01 PM
Im new but not quite i first encounter linux after win7 dont have support anymore.
My first distro was Ubuntu Gnome 18.04 Bionic Beaver,Ubuntu Mate and other like mate etc.. but when i was get information that is spying i changed my os to Debian 10 buster i tested many gui's later was Bullseye 11 which was also mate for sometime i was use gnome to remainder myself good Ubuntu times,Siduction xfce and now Sparky 8 seven sisters also xfce.
So far Sparky is greatest distro which still support systemd so i can use fstrim on my SSD.
Fast,simple powerfull thats why i choose Sparky 8 even my favorite driver wizardpen for my drawing tablet works.
My hobbies are programing and linux administration thats all.
Last post by sysstb - November 22, 2023, 09:45:01 PM
To all: xfce4-panel-profiles 1.0.14 does not seem to work for me. When I do an Upgrade it loads v1.0.14 but when I try and use it, It closes the 'panel preferences' window. When I remove v1.0.14 and install xfce4-panel-profiles_1.0.13-1.1_all.deb, all works fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Naturally, I am using the XFCE desktop. Thanks
Last post by MadmanRB - November 21, 2023, 12:34:03 PM
You know, I totally forgot I had created a forum account here and honestly only intended to use these forums if I had a major issue. But so far Sparky 7 has been an utter blast to use, I honestly have zero issues with the distribution outside the few quirks of the distro. For example, the only quirks I probably hate about sparky is that OS prober is disabled by default in it, I am a Windows dual booter and the fact I have to go into grubs settings to enable it is a major bummer. I mean MX linux (the linux flavor I am comparing this to) has dual boot detection OOTB even after the grub devs idiotic decision to disable OS prober. Another quirk I severely dislike is aptus, while handy at stuff like installing drivers and codecs and such it's the yes/no dialogs in the terminal despite I just said it was okay in the GUI. It's super redundant, and I wish it could be bypassed somehow outside using another software installer.
Other than that, my experience with Sparky is quite good. I am using the KDE desktop, and I'm using the following software/hardware config: KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.5 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.103.0 Qt Version: 5.15.8 Kernel Version: 6.1.0-13-amd64 (64-bit) Graphics Platform: Wayland Processors: 12 × AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor Memory: 31.2 GiB of RAM Graphics Processor: AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT
I have sparky's root/boot partition on my main samsung 1TB NVME SSD and I have my /home on my 6TB WD 7200 HDD I also have a 512GB Sabrent NVME and a 500GB Crucial Sata SSD
In any case, Sparky will be my main distribution for a long time, to be sure. And despite me being a newbie here I am far from a newbie to linux, as next year will mark my 20th anniversary as a linux user as I first started using it full time in 2004 or so with Mepis Linux being my first true long term experience. Since then, I have been mostly an Ubuntu user. I have used arch, Mandriva, Fedora, Mint, and even gentoo. But I tend to favor Ubuntu/Dedbian based flavors and yes Mint is one of them. I honestly don't like mucking about with config files or compiling software and prefer a more causal Linux experience like most people do with Windows. I like gaming, watching TV shows and movies and am quite lazy at times in my preferences. Still, I love linux and what it offers me, but still there is a reason why I favor distros like Mint and MX linux.