Last post by klein5366 - March 15, 2023, 05:53:57 PM
good day all
i just installed sparkylinux-2023.03-x86_64-minimalgui.iso on a hp dv9700 laptop, and there may be a problem. in my user dir it only created ~/Desktop and all the dot files. is this normal? other than that it works well i haven't found any other issues.
Last post by Genaker - March 14, 2023, 05:33:32 AM
I'm trying Sparky for the first time and I installed CDE. None of the pre-installed apps or the apps I installed with APTus are displaying. I'm not sure how to fix this, nothing I've searched brings me any results that match this issue.
This could be related to my issue as well.. I get:
gnome polkit is installed gnome polkit is running, exiting...
I don't know how or when I installed gnome, I no longer have it on my system, or so I don't think I do... it could have been when I was trying out the Gnome based text editor "Gedit" because it was being used on the mobile linux phone OS platforms, but it doesn't yet do code folding.. or at least last time I tried it didn't, so I wasn't enthralled. I still have Gedit installed so I prob shouldn't uninstall my gnome polkit, not sure if it is causing my kernel errors during Sparky updates that I posted in another thread. But I've tried out so much software including ubuntu's snaps. I haven't a clue really.
I'm NO LONGER Stuck in the Grub rut, however, the kernel issue that increased in frequency during this issue is not yet resolved or understood by me.
I'm still getting kernel 4.9.337 errors during EVERY routine Sparky update on this XFCE Sparky Semi-rolling installation. Other than that no other serious issues.
My suspicion is that the Grub problem was due to my wifi hardware failing during routine sparky updates. However, the Kernel 4.9.337 errors that became more frequent during this wifi dropping signal problem during an update is still not understood or resolved.
I am not good at managing my kernels. This is a major reason why I ditched arch linux for something far more sane to manage such as a Debian based distribution. I know I should have chosen a stable instead of a rolling or semirolling but I like the rolling model of SparkyLinux too much and have no intent to abandon this awesome distribution due to my incompetence concerning managing my kernels. I know this is something I need to learn, but can't currently devote the time to doing so. I believe I have maybe 3 kernels currently installed on this installation... and this is likely influenced by the multiple softwares I have installed... On Arch you manage your own kernels and for new user this sucks so i appreciate that Debian distributions seem to attempt to manage this issue based on the horrible software downloading practices I have chosen to make (such as installing and uninstalling various desktop environments on the same system) . I will try to figure this out on my own but can't give any guarantee I will eventually get to doing so.
My wifi hardware still sucks bad;y, but I'm almost used to old crappy hardware designed to run on a proprietary crappy windows driver that doesn't even work on Windows, lol.