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Probably, you can install the newest linux-headers package, for the time, it's linux-headers-5.10.0-7-amd64(if you are in 64 bit system). Then reboot and choose "Advanced options" in grub, get into the 5.10.0-7 kernel.

Thanks!
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I have a dual boot system (in Legacy mode) with Sparky Linux 6 KDE edition and Manjaro KDE. I have to say that Sparky has been great and it has been my go to system since it was installed. However, I now have a problem with Sparky. I installed VMWare player but it won't compile/run because it can't find any linux headers. Here is a short excerpt from inxi:
System:    Kernel: 5.10.0-6-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.5
Distro: SparkyLinux 6 (Po-Tolo) base: Debian bullseye/sid
Machine:   Type: Portable System: Dell product: Vostro 5460 v: N/A serial: <filter>
Mobo: Dell model: 0Y68MM v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: Dell v: A03 date: 03/04/2013

So the Kernel is 5.10.0-6, but when I try to install matching headers I get:

barry@Vostro-5460:~$ sudo apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
[sudo] password for barry:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-5.10.0-6-amd64
E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'linux-headers-5.10.0-6-amd64'

And there also seem to be no headers for 5.10.0-6 displayed in Synaptic.

So can anyone suggest how to find and install the needed Linux header?

Thanks,
bazzvn
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Installation / Is it possible to install sparky with secure boot?
« Last post by Kroolpl on June 04, 2021, 12:39:54 am »
Hey I've downloaded minimalgui iso but can't run it on laptop with secure boot enabled, Debian works fine with secure boot, was wondering is any of Sparky isos are "secure boot ready".
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Newbie questions / how to start ssh service -Solved
« Last post by bushyiii on June 03, 2021, 06:55:11 pm »
Title says it all.  I tried sudo /etc/ssh/ssh start, that didn't work.
After trying for two day to understand why trying to remote to my Linux box failed, I decided to check synaptic to verify that ssh was installed.  well it wasn't.  after installing it everything works as expected.
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Newbie questions / System upgrade next major version, stable edition
« Last post by Oulik on June 02, 2021, 10:21:55 pm »
I am relatively new to SparkLinux, so excuse me if I am asking what is maybe obvious.

I have an old laptop which is still in excellent condition, but its is running an old Celeron M 1.7GHz processor. (32 bit). 2GB ram, 120GB hard disk.
This means I can only run the 32 bit version, installed it and runs well (Dutch language).
I am planning to give the laptop away, so a good friend can learn Linux.

I have one question about upgrading.
When there is a next major version, can the system just be easily upgraded with Aptus? Is it a smooth process? Or is a new install necessary then.

 
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Installation / Re: UEFI or BIOS MBR
« Last post by zweimail.nemomen on June 01, 2021, 03:04:50 pm »
Hello Radiosparks,
I have only just watched your comment.
Perhaps my solution is not too late for you in spite of this.
I use SparkyLinux 5.15 (Nibiru) 64-bit EFI/GPT, but the STABLE release. Everything works well. I suppose, the solution would be the same/similar in rolling releases either.
Although I usually can get the required result only by the second installation, but then always works.
Be careful, I am not an IT expert, no warranty!

(1) First step is a data saving. It is always important, but in this case absolutely.
(2) Check whether do you have an EFI system or not:
lsmod | grep efi
If the window is empty no EFI, if not like mine:
efi_pstore               ***  *
efivars                   ***  1 efi_***
efivarfs                  ***  1
EFI found on the system.
(3) Check the present situation by sudo gdisk -l /dev/sda. The result would be like this:
Partition table scan:
  MBR: MBR only
  BSD: not present
  APM: not present
  GPT: not present
Then you can convert the MBR to GPT, see point 4.2!
I estimate you should like to watch a similar like my data:
Partition table scan:
  MBR: protective
  BSD: not present
  APM: not present
  GPT: present
Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT.
Disk /dev/sda: *** sectors, *** GiB
Model: ***
Sector size (logical/physical): 512/512 bytes
Disk identifier (GUID): ***
Partition table holds up to 128 entries
Main partition table begins at sector 2 and ends at sector 33
First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is ***
Partitions will be aligned on 2048-sector boundaries
Total free space is *** sectors (*** MiB)
Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name
1               2048             ***             *** MiB   EF00  EFI System
2                 ***              ***             *** GiB    ***      Linux swap
3                 ***              ***             *** GiB    ***      Linux filesystem
4                 ***              ***             *** GiB    ***      Linux filesystem

(4) Partitioning:
(4.1):
Using Gparted for partitioning especially in live ISO mode.
I suggest you to follow the tables (it is not an obligatory, depends on your HW):
/dev/sda1        type: esp           Size: 550MB+        Mount: /efi          File system: FAT32;
/dev/sda2        type: swap         Size: 2GB+            Mount:               File system: swap;
/dev/sda3        type: root           Size: your choice   Mount: /             File system: Ext4
/dev/sda4        type: home         Size: rest               Mount: /home     File system: Ext4
It is a risk, whether you can use the current system after rebooting or not. But you could follows these partition table, while re-install the SparkyLinux.
(4.2): Using commands for converting MBR to GPT.
To convert an MBR partition table to GPT using sgdisk, use the -g/--mbrtogpt option:
# sgdisk -g /dev/sda
It is also a risk, whether you can use the current system after rebooting or not. But you could follows the steps, when reinstall your system. When finished the reinstall, you could check the result like above mentioned. See my comments in the 4th sentence.
(5) I never forget to use the sudo update-grub && sudo update-grub2 commands for keeping the system updated every time. When run these in the terminal, you will see the result among the rows.
Be healthy all the Sparkers!
nemomen
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Sparky applications / [SOLVED] - RiseupVPN
« Last post by AxL on June 01, 2021, 01:05:54 pm »
Hi! pavroo   ;)





When I try to install Sparky Riseup-VPN, I have this problem:


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~ $ sudo apt install riseup-vpn
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 libappindicator3-1 : Depends: libindicator3-7 but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

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~ $ apt policy libindicator3-7
libindicator3-7:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: (none)
  Version table:


And when I check the existence of this pkg, on packages.debian.org: libindicator3-7, it only exists for sid or buster. There is no version, for bullseye. :-\


Edit:
It seems that Pavroo, finally added the problematic package libindicator3-7_0.5.0-4_amd64.deb, to the SparkyLinux repositories (last June 22, 2021').

And now, you can install Riseup-VPN on SparkyLinux 6 without any problem.










Cheers!!   :)

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Desktops / New plugin Menu - Mod. for the LXPANEL 0.10.1
« Last post by skipi79 on May 28, 2021, 02:52:25 pm »
Hello sparkers.
I have modified the lxpanel for which we still use LXDE, the file is in debian. Try it if you want and tell me what you think, what is wrong or what we could change. It carries a plugin in the style of slingshot's panther menu with a menu setting made with YAD. The rest of the plugins I have refined to my liking with icons already pre-installed in the LXPANEL folder ...
I advise you if you want to have compton.
Has translations of the menu and setup in several languages ​​...

https://www.pling.com/p/1529541
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System upgrading / Re: (solved) system upgrade
« Last post by paxmark1 on May 25, 2021, 12:19:23 am »
I am just a hobbyist, I never got more than a  C+ ( not even a B minus)  in any computer course in the late 70's.   It is others who would have to change aptus.    I can testify that the -d flag is very very helpful when using Sid-unstable

I forgot to write that after sudo "apt upgrade -d"   that you would need to run "apt upgrade"  to upgrade them all, or in a rough patch of Sid where perl or python or C is going through  a major upgrade you can "cherry pick" your specific upgrades via apt install foo  foo1  foor 2         -  foo being whatever binaries you wish to install. 

peace out
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I'm booting sparklinux from a live-usb in a notebook with broken screen, so there is a external monitor conected by VGA. The external monitor is booted dual with the notebook monitor. And the external monitor resolution is booted with some issues. To fix it i need to put the external monitor as the primary monitor, or even better, shutdown the notebook monior. In Ubuntu i cant use the fn+special key to change monitors. In Lubuntu i can open the start menu, type 'monitor' and change it manually. In Sparkylinux the special key dosent work and start menu is tricky, so i cant acess the monitor menu whitout seeing. I'm trying xrandr to change it then, but aparently i cant open the terminal ( ctrl+alt+T), the bad resolution sends it to another realm. So i used alt+ctrl+f1 to try xrandr, but for most but not all xrandr comands i get "xrandr: Cant open display". Help.
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