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0ther / Re: SF Link for sparky rolling...
Last post by TRon - December 16, 2022, 11:57:34 PM
Thank you pavroo :thumbsup:
0ther / Re: SF Link for sparky rolling...
Last post by pavroo - December 16, 2022, 11:01:22 AM
Fixed, thanks.
0ther / [solved] SF Link for sparky ro...
Last post by TRon - December 16, 2022, 02:24:04 AM
Sorry in advance as I was unable to find a better suited subforum.

The link on the download page for Sparky Rolling rescue edition 2022.12 that points to SourceForge seems broken:

I believe it should point to:
note the diff in directorynames "multimedia" vs "rescue"

Sparky applications / Re: First password attempt alw...
Last post by TRon - December 16, 2022, 12:51:25 AM
I would like to add:

Testdriving rolling sparky mate 2022.12 for last couple of days.

When using calamares installer I opted for using a different password for admin user.

Now, whenever the system update tool launches and displays the authentication requester the password is always deemed invalid when entered the first time.

Is this known/expected behaviour ?
General discussion / Re: Debian Sid based Sparky?
Last post by daemonspudguy - December 13, 2022, 11:58:39 PM
Quote from: 8bit on December 13, 2022, 07:30:20 PMBecause you haven't made us one yet. ;)

I don't have the rights to use the name SparkyLinux, so by definition it would not be Sparky.
General discussion / Re: Debian Sid based Sparky?
Last post by AxL - December 13, 2022, 11:05:31 PM
Quote from: daemonspudguy on December 13, 2022, 05:19:39 PMWhy isn't there a version of Sparky using Debian Sid as the base?

Better a 'debian experimental' based version ...   
System upgrading / Re: Is the mirror
Last post by AxL - December 13, 2022, 10:57:09 PM
Quote from: AxL on November 26, 2022, 02:13:38 AM
Quote from: AxL on November 11, 2022, 09:00:23 PM
Quote from: pavroo on November 10, 2022, 09:52:04 PMUS1 mirror is down, I haven't received any message from the service provider.

Ok, thanks for the info.

What's up with this, that mirror is definitely dead ... ??? 

It seems that the dead mirror, has finally been resurrected.
 Thanks !!!  

Cheers !!!
Introduction / Another newbie and convert
Last post by lonewolf - December 13, 2022, 10:14:31 PM
I guess I'd best at least present something on this board. LOL!

I've just recently completed installing Sparky XFCE on one of my laptops. I haven't done a lot on it because I had a slight hiccup in getting my forum registration approved. Seems the firewall locked me out, but the problem is all resolved, and very quickly I might add, so I can now start using that laptop. I wanted to be sure I had a place to direct questions or problems I run into before I started doing much on that laptop with Sparky.

As for me, I'm an old fart. I spent 30+ years working in the computing industry. I started in 1976, while in the US Army. That was back in the days of mainframe computers. I eventually got armpit deep in Windows and got all the fancy certifications. Those really didn't do a whole lot for me, but it seemed like the thing to do at the time. Unfortunately, by the time I figured out that Windows is NOT the way to go, I was too burnt out to get deep into the workings of Linux. I only learned enough to get it installed and running. Beyond that, I just didn't get into it and still don't.

I started running nothing but Linux on my PCs about 2000 or 20001. I can't recall exactly when. Since that time, my own PCs have had nothing but Linux on them. I converted the wife about 15 years ago, give or take. She was a bookkeeper and had to use a Windows PC at work. She'd come home all bent out of shape because she had to reboot the thing 5 or 6 times a day and on most of those occasions she lost a certain amount of the work she had completed. It wasn't long before she was telling her friends about Linux and how much quicker and more stable Linux was. She is now retired and one of the things she says she is happy about is that she never has problems with her Linux laptop. She says she sure doesn't miss that Windows PC.

So, we're a 100% Linux family now. I did a bunch of distro hopping and shopping the past few weeks. The distro I had been running for a few years is suddenly giving me nothing but problems. I wanted a distro prepackaged with XFCE. Yes, I know it can be installed on any distro, but it's so much cleaner if it is a prepackaged deal. There are also specific forums or boards for distros that are prepackaged with a specific DM. That makes for a really great place to pose questions. I also was looking for a distro that doesn't eat a huge amount of system resources, then NOT release those resources when all the apps have been closed. Sparky seems to be what I have been looking for.

I expect to have a few questions as I start using Sparky as my daily driver. There is just no way I'll know how to everything I want to do. So, all you gurus get ready. LOL!

Sparky Linux kernel / Re: incompatibility with kerne...
Last post by pavroo - December 13, 2022, 08:33:59 PM
Yes, its a common issue.
My wifi module doesn't work too on the freshest kernel.
W need newer dkms, so have to wait for Debian devs update.
General discussion / Re: Debian Sid based Sparky?
Last post by 8bit - December 13, 2022, 07:30:20 PM
Because you haven't made us one yet. ;)


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