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General discussion / Como se llamo esto
« Last post by killsep on Today at 07:19:42 am »
Como se llamo esto i am from SPAIN.
 
I registered a lot time ago. Can i see this web without adblocer?
 
thanks )
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Hardware / Recommended Laptops
« Last post by kd4e on August 03, 2021, 03:49:15 am »
What laptops have proved SparkyLinux friendly?

Looking for under $400. in the USA.

15.6" display - desktop replacement features.

e.g. HP lists Linux support for their ProBook 650 G2 https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04912074

I'll look at new, manufacturer reconditioned, and user refurbished.

Thanks!
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Recently found 2 of my kids old laptops in the closet, 2013/14 intel. Mind you, I haven’t booted any device since my retirement/escape from the matrix back in 2008. The lockdown got me addicted to the youtube TV app and wondered if I could make a decent 1080 video with either of these dust collectors. A lifelong windows user, confident I could revive one or both with an upgrade to 10, NOPE ... Then format C:/'s and several fresh windows 10 installs ... my linux experiment began. My learning curve is erratic at best, having quit linux forever at least a dozen times in the last month. Realizing that I don’t even know enough to ask the right questions yet, bucking my human nature to be spoonfed linux, and resisting the urge to just pussout and get a new pc. Maybe it’s an old dogs can learn new tricks thing? Oddly satisfying so far, depending.

Started out with Mint Cinnamon, then XFCE. Liked both but too heavy. The variety of linux was overwhelming at first. Hopped from Arcolinux to Zorin before I realized a minimal edition’s were what I wanted. I got wildly excited at the lightweightedness of sparkylinux 4.13 minimal. My rationale that older software would work better on an older pc is probably wrong? I also believe that a minimal distro would perform better i.e. the fewer packages the better? Seeing a 200 meg idle on a fresh boot sold me on openbox as WM, just not a fan of the tint2 panel and pcmanfm session manager situation (haven’t learned how to edit openbox dynamic menu or autostart yet). The various DE’s spoiled me with easy access to edit the session.

Ended up with Peppermint 10 minimal on one and sparkylinux 5.15 minimal on the other. Once I realized I could try out all those different DE’s on sparky w/o all the install’s, realizing how much time i could have saved, UGH. And what a breath of fresh air to not have Firefox, Libreoffice, VLC etc.. forced down my throat, and even on the other so called minimals. NICE! Only a month into this linux experiment but am sure this pavroo guy walk’s on water? Presently have the rolling edition on one and stable on the other. Can’t get the LXDE working on the rolling yet.
 
My current problem is both laptops have intel graphics, screen tearing and display “flattening” blurred text for lack of a better description. Fixed the tearing with my custom sparly-compton trial and error edit’s. JOY! Still messing with sparky-fontset. Thought running flat icons w/o composition was feasible? Xorg.conf vs intel drivers is ... graphics stacks ... non-free ... I could have started making videos awhile back but learning linux seems to be more satisying than actually making videos, so far. I realize sparky isn’t for beginners but I think that is what attracted me, to overcome my urge to get spoonfed. I am continuosly amazed at the satisfation this old dog gets learning new tricks on old hardware. Thank’s pavroo and contibutors!

This just in ... haha, discovered distrowatch and sparkylinux is ranked way too low! IMO
and just realized/learned linux isn’t plauged by virus’s? A true OS, Just like real life I guess.
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Newbie questions / Re: Which files do I download? And how do I know if it will work?
« Last post by mrlen on August 02, 2021, 12:49:16 pm »
Yes , you have to install snap.  Then you have to install the snap called simplenote. And then to run, "snap run simplenote".    Excuse any typos, read any good description of how to use Snap on the web.   
 Snap originates from Canonical.    It has a cousin called flatpak - that originates from RedHat.  They help to isolate binaries is a partial sandbox.  It allows for faster availability  of the new versions to people using for example, Debian Stable. 

Your choice of DE (Desktop Enviroment) should not influence the usability of a snap or even most binaries - i.e. should run in XFCE, LXQT, Gnome, KDE, etc.   And SimpleNote is written for use by and communication between Ios, Windoze, Android, Linux and hopefully the BDS's. 

Personally I was aghast at the usage of the ancient, obtuse usage of "hal" - hardware abstraction layers that is long gone anywhere else by Hulu.  (Maybe they have fixed that)

  The usage of ancient GTK2 as a dependency via Simplenote is merely puzzling to me. 


From the Debian Wiki page DONTBREAKDEBIAN. 

Quote
Flatpak
Some applications and games are also available in the new Flatpak package format. Flatpaks can be installed locally by non-root users and do not interfere with the Debian package system. Flatpak applications can also run in a sandbox. A flatpak package is available for Debian since stretch. gnome-software can update and install Flatpak apps with the gnome-software-plugin-flatpak package installed. For more information see the FlatpakHowto wiki page.


Snap
Another alternative is the Snappy system developed by Canonical, the company providing support for Ubuntu. Snaps are essentially similar to Flatpaks but currently (2018-10-26) the central snapcraft repository has more applications packaged than Flathub.

Important note: Many users are wary of Snaps. Use at your own discretion. They update on their own schedule, and install files to nonstandard locations. It may not be wise to use a Snap without first understanding the reputation/limitations of Snap.
peace out.


ADDITION:  from another recent thread, things about Flatpak

https://forum.sparkylinux.org/index.php/topic,5819.msg13330/topicseen.html#new

okies, no worries. I will have a play around and let you know how I go. Thanks :)
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Plans for the future / Re: Plans for 2021
« Last post by pavroo on August 01, 2021, 10:25:36 pm »
Yes, I have, but Sparky keep following Debian.
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System upgrading / Re: what are correct apt sources files for Sparky 6
« Last post by kd4e on August 01, 2021, 09:31:18 pm »
Your repo is fine, there is also a wiki page which lets you upgrade from Sparky 5 to 6:
https://wiki.sparkylinux.org/doku.php/upgrade_5_to_6

After Bullseye become stable, Sparky 6 automatically become stable too.
Then I will create new testing repos and let you make easy dist upgrade.

This process requires frequent user input ...

Note 1: At Step 4 of the upgrade you may get an error about a file being locked.

Solution: Reboot - then "sudo apt update" will execute fine.

Note 2: glibc will trigger an error screen ...

Solution: Click on "q" and let the update continue.

Note 3: A banner across the screen fusses about screensaver and something else.

Solution: Hit Enter to continue

Note 4: calendar will trigger an error screen ...

Solution: Click on "q" and let the update continue.

Ooops! Not good ...

"Unpacking zip (3.0-12) over (3.0-11+b1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
  /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-1uu6f4/134-ffmpeg_10%3a4.4-dmo4_amd64.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dkpg returned an error code (1)"

Not sure where to go from here ...
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Plans for the future / Re: Plans for 2021
« Last post by kd4e on August 01, 2021, 09:08:21 pm »
Have you ever considered a Devuan version of SparkyLinux?

https://www.devuan.org/os/announce/beowulf-point-release-announce-021421
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Plans for the future / Re: Plans for 2021
« Last post by kd4e on August 01, 2021, 09:02:32 pm »
I think the best option is to leave the ARM images if the users aren't interested.

I'm a Newbie to SparkyLinux and just learned, here, that there's a 64-bit ARM image for RPi4 devices.

https://sparkylinux.org/download/stable/

I'd like to try it and if it works well I'd promote it to others. It would be cool to have my laptops, desktops, and multiple RPi's.
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Yes , you have to install snap.  Then you have to install the snap called simplenote. And then to run, "snap run simplenote".    Excuse any typos, read any good description of how to use Snap on the web.   
 Snap originates from Canonical.    It has a cousin called flatpak - that originates from RedHat.  They help to isolate binaries is a partial sandbox.  It allows for faster availability  of the new versions to people using for example, Debian Stable. 

Your choice of DE (Desktop Enviroment) should not influence the usability of a snap or even most binaries - i.e. should run in XFCE, LXQT, Gnome, KDE, etc.   And SimpleNote is written for use by and communication between Ios, Windoze, Android, Linux and hopefully the BDS's. 

Personally I was aghast at the usage of the ancient, obtuse usage of "hal" - hardware abstraction layers that is long gone anywhere else by Hulu.  (Maybe they have fixed that)

  The usage of ancient GTK2 as a dependency via Simplenote is merely puzzling to me. 


From the Debian Wiki page DONTBREAKDEBIAN. 

Quote
Flatpak
Some applications and games are also available in the new Flatpak package format. Flatpaks can be installed locally by non-root users and do not interfere with the Debian package system. Flatpak applications can also run in a sandbox. A flatpak package is available for Debian since stretch. gnome-software can update and install Flatpak apps with the gnome-software-plugin-flatpak package installed. For more information see the FlatpakHowto wiki page.


Snap
Another alternative is the Snappy system developed by Canonical, the company providing support for Ubuntu. Snaps are essentially similar to Flatpaks but currently (2018-10-26) the central snapcraft repository has more applications packaged than Flathub.

Important note: Many users are wary of Snaps. Use at your own discretion. They update on their own schedule, and install files to nonstandard locations. It may not be wise to use a Snap without first understanding the reputation/limitations of Snap.
peace out.


ADDITION:  from another recent thread, things about Flatpak

https://forum.sparkylinux.org/index.php/topic,5819.msg13330/topicseen.html#new
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Sparky applications / SystemBack - First Steps
« Last post by kd4e on August 01, 2021, 08:44:28 pm »
Installed SystemBack.

I guessed that I should select "Create New" under "Point Operations", so I did.

Am I guessing, correctly, that I should next select "System Copy" under "Function Menu"?

Thanks for the app and the assist.
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