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Forum settings / Sparky Wiki link generates a 404 Error
« Last post by kd4e on July 31, 2021, 11:18:47 pm »
The Sparky Wiki hotlink generates a 404 Error

Sparky repository
2013/08/31 by pavroo
Last Updated on: 14th March 2018, 09:16 pm
The configuration is deprecated, go to Sparky Wiki pages.
Suggestions / Re: Donation Problem
« Last post by kd4e on July 31, 2021, 10:52:23 pm »
OK, it worked OK just now ...
Suggestions / Donation Problem
« Last post by kd4e on July 31, 2021, 05:22:07 pm »
I'd like to donate but will be discontinuing use of Paypal soon - I hate censorship.

Paypal wouldn't process my attempted donation yesterday - I'll try again shortly.

Can you look at as an alternative to Paypal, please?

Introduction / New to Sparky from MX
« Last post by kd4e on July 31, 2021, 05:19:10 pm »
I go way back with Linux and have used many different distros.

After several years I switched from Puppy Linux to MX Linux for a few years.

I'm now experimenting with SparkyLinux and I like what I see so far (on machines where MX Linux failed in various ways).

Once I get a handle on SparkyLinux I'll try to help with peer-support on the Forum.
Desktops / Re: Need a lil help/Openbox
« Last post by bin on July 31, 2021, 06:59:22 am »
Well, the only place I can see where you set it is in Prefs - and I'm guessing you have told it to save the setting.

I see there is a Settings button on that dialogue that allows you to access saved settings, so they must be held somewhere.

In LXDE it uses lxrandr to handle the display setting - not sure about lxqt.

A quick search reveals it may use xrandr in which case this may help

Sorry but I do not use lxqt so cannot make any other suggestion.
Newbie questions / Installing a Newer Version than Synaptic Offers
« Last post by kd4e on July 31, 2021, 05:31:10 am »
Synaptic offers an old 2019 version of the radio programming app CHIRP.

The latest version is here:

Is the best practice to download the .gz package then to use gdebi to unpack and install it, please?

Desktops / Re: Need a lil help/Openbox
« Last post by Murdock2525 on July 31, 2021, 03:34:58 am »
Lotsa views. No thoughts ?
Installation / [SOLVED] New Install Fails
« Last post by kd4e on July 31, 2021, 02:39:40 am »
Used Advanced installer on a SSD

New Stable install refuses to boot - just stalls at a flashing -

Hardware is a Dell desktop. BIOS set to Legacy.

Does this look OK?

/dev/sda2 458.98 GiB

/dev/sda2 ext4 458.98 GiB boot
/dev/sda1 linux-swap

Note 1: I checked the integrity of the download, all good.

Note 2: I can view movies when booting from the USB - so that test is good.

Where should I look for the problem, please?

NOTE 3: I'm trying the standard Installer rather than the Advanced Installer ... will post here once it's done and I test it.

NOTE 4: The Standard installer worked fine - all looks good so far! Testing install on a laptop now ...

Thanks heaps paxmark1, truly appreciate you taking time out of your day to help me mate.

Just a question. Snap doesn't seem to be installed. Is that something I need to install first?

..and from your edit -- if I am reading currently, Gmone is a desktop environment? So basically I won't be able to install Simplenote, as we're using XFCE?

 Sparky rolling or stable? 
SHORT ANSWER   Try the Snap from canonical   Or apt install gconf2 and retry dpkg -i simple.....   

I have no Sparky's at the present, just Debian testing.

Doing a little digging, Simplenote web page does not easily show what it's license is.   Hmm.   That you have to use a git to install is a signal as to how much support you can expect in the Debian universe.   

Going to search engines,   aptitude search electron (in testing) has no valid results.   
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aptitude search simpleno
p   python3-simplenote                                                                               - Python API wrapper for the Simplenote web service
   For a web seach - wow - some are very techinical.   

I did find your deb via
 104 MB 2.15.0 deb install  via dpkg. 

 Or you can get the snap from Canonical.  That would probably be the easiest   Possibly the .deb from 2.14 might help.  Maybe others have more help.   


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  sudo dpkg -i Simplenote-linux-2.15.0-amd64.deb
(Reading database ... 227524 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack Simplenote-linux-2.15.0-amd64.deb ...
Unpacking simplenote (2.15.0-24413) over (2.15.0-24413) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of simplenote:
 simplenote depends on gconf2; however:
  Package gconf2 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package simplenote (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.26-1) ...                                                                                                                                                           
Processing triggers for mailcap (3.69) ...                                                                                                                                                                       
Errors were encountered while processing:                                                                                                                                                                         


GConf was a system used by the GNOME desktop environment for storing configuration settings for the desktop and applications. It is similar to the Windows Registry.

It was deprecated as part of the GNOME 3 transition. Migration to its replacement, GSettings and dconf, is ongoing.[1]

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