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by patzy
12 Mar 2019 21:33
Forum: Software
Topic: Ancestris Genealogy program
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Ancestris Genealogy program

Don_in_Vermont wrote:
12 Mar 2019 17:11
I am new to this distribution so thanks for the input. :)
I use gramps for my genealogy. A very versatile program.
It is available in the Solyd repos.
by patzy
20 Dec 2018 22:00
Forum: Bug Control
Topic: Firefox (non-ESR) update annoyance
Replies: 24
Views: 1065

Re: Firefox (non-ESR) update annoyance

....I'm using Waterfox as my daily browser-for-everything for about 6 months now and I like it. The waterfox developer is a nice guy and the community reflects that .... I'm using waterfox for almost everything. But I can't get it to run Netflix. If I could do that, I will happily dump firefox, whi...
by patzy
12 Nov 2018 22:18
Forum: Software
Topic: (SOLVED)Not sure if grub will work on reboot
Replies: 3
Views: 5983

Re: (SOLVED)Not sure if grub will work on reboot

@ mhwelsh I followed your guidelines and it worked. Grub is safely installed on sda. Thank you for your very clear instructions. @ Arjen I did as you suggested and checked fstab before following mhwelsh's instructions. My thanks to both of you. (I have saved these directions for future use!) My hear...
by patzy
12 Nov 2018 10:23
Forum: Software
Topic: (SOLVED)Not sure if grub will work on reboot
Replies: 3
Views: 5983

(SOLVED)Not sure if grub will work on reboot

To day there was a huge upgrade for solydK. As usual with messages about grub when upgrading, I went with the status quo. This time there were more messages than usual. And I couldn't make sense of them. :roll: the result being that I'm worried that if I reboot I will not get the grub menu at all. H...
by patzy
22 Sep 2018 22:30
Forum: Software
Topic: Firefox ESR - Loss of functionality after update
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Re: Firefox ESR - Loss of functionality after update

....I suspect this is something unique to my situation, since nobody seems to have reported upgrade problems (the upgrade happened two weeks ago I think). The functionality I lost was being able to edit the "edit preferences". All the first screen shows is a few bullet points and an odd box, but no...
by patzy
22 Aug 2018 23:36
Forum: Software
Topic: Thunderbird profile questions (and maybe Firefox as well)
Replies: 5
Views: 1997

Re: Thunderbird profile questions (and maybe Firefox as well)

Well none of Arjen suggestions worked. It used to work perfectly at one time. It has only become a problem for me as I have been receiving lots of email (about 50 a day) which required me to click on one or more links. But as this has now come to a halt I think can accept that I either have to manu...
by patzy
21 Aug 2018 00:09
Forum: Software
Topic: Thunderbird profile questions (and maybe Firefox as well)
Replies: 5
Views: 1997

Re: Thunderbird profile questions (and maybe Firefox as well)

the biggest issue being that when I click on a web link in an email it fails to open the web link in firefox but will open it in Goolge Chrome (I have checked that Firefoxs is the default browser). This "default to Chrome no matter what" has been bugging me. :x :x I've tried many things to stop it ...
by patzy
19 Jul 2018 01:23
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from rural USA
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

Re: Hello from rural USA

Hello, SilverBear. I, too, remember you from my Mepis days.

I discovered SolydK after Mepis stopped being developed, and have never felt the need to use any other distro.

Welcome.

Patzy
by patzy
27 May 2018 23:40
Forum: Software
Topic: I Like Firefox esr but Worried ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3180

Re: I Like Firefoxfox esr but Worried ?

I'm sticking with ESR 52 as well.

I've installed waterfox which works OK - but no matter what I do I can't get netflix to work. :cry: Hopefully it will work in some future update...
by patzy
29 Apr 2018 10:23
Forum: Software
Topic: Widevine on chromium
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Widevine on chromium

I have the debian package installed - I kept it - and then just did the terminal commands, restarted chromium and it worked. What error message do you see - in terminal and from Netflix? I installed chromium from the Solyd repos, so I suppose I have the debian version as well. I got no error from c...
by patzy
27 Apr 2018 23:24
Forum: Software
Topic: Widevine on chromium
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Widevine on chromium

It didn't work for me. :cry:
by patzy
23 Mar 2018 09:59
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: SolydXK on Social Media
Replies: 18
Views: 3664

Re: SolydXK on Social Media

I don't use facebook and have no intention of ever posting anything on it.
I just find it plain irritating.....

So I voted no. :!:
by patzy
12 Mar 2018 03:19
Forum: Installation
Topic: Latest upgrade went wrong. Advice please.
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Re: Latest upgrade went wrong. Advice please.

The result above is what I got after doing the upgrade.

I have just asked for another upgrade and I get the 0 0 0 message.
So it looks like the system really is up to date. I shall reboot and see what happens....

Edit: Rebooted and all is well. :D
by patzy
11 Mar 2018 22:31
Forum: Installation
Topic: Latest upgrade went wrong. Advice please.
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Latest upgrade went wrong. Advice please.

The latest upgrade went awry so I took ilu's advice (posted elsewhere) and did not reboot the machine until there was a fix. Today I ran apt update which told me that dpkg had stopped. I followed the instructions to fix this. Then I did apt update and apt upgrade. When everything was finished I had ...
by patzy
11 Mar 2018 00:28
Forum: Bug Control
Topic: Most recent update failed
Replies: 7
Views: 2075

Re: Most recent update failed

This accounts for why over 200MB downloaded in a few minutes. :o
I used the GUI "Discover" built in updater. It just gave the normal system is up-to-date notice.

I think I'll go back to command line updates.
As warned I will not reboot until the problem is addressed.
by patzy
04 Mar 2018 03:57
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Kate loads on bootup
Replies: 1
Views: 1625

Kate loads on bootup

I've just put the latest SolydK 32 bit on my old machine.
Each time I start up kate loads with the following file ready to edit. "kmix.autostart.desktop"
Any one know why this happens, and how do I stop it?
On my 64bit there is just a quick notification that the script has run.
by patzy
29 Oct 2017 23:21
Forum: Bug Control
Topic: Mozilla planting spyware in fresh SolydXK installs
Replies: 16
Views: 5151

Re: Mozilla planting spyware in fresh SolydXK installs

Schoelje wrote:Blogged this for our users: https://solydxk.nl/mozilla-shield-studi ... ed-addons/
Thanks for this info Schoelje.
I agree that such data gathering should be opt in.

I recently got another machine and installed SolydK9 64bit.
I have altered my Firefox ESR profile file accordingly.
by patzy
19 Sep 2017 00:44
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: New ISOs in ce/testing
Replies: 303
Views: 44403

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

kurotsugi wrote:
btw, @patzy how about the onboard graphic chips?
Good point! I think I might as well pull the nvidia card.
by patzy
04 Sep 2017 23:38
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: New ISOs in ce/testing
Replies: 303
Views: 44403

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

According to Debian Wiki you can simply run: apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') nvidia-driver and restart. I tried this but there was a notice that the legacy drivers would not work with my chipset. But it might be prudent to first run nvidia-detect to see if there are dri...
by patzy
04 Sep 2017 07:00
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: New ISOs in ce/testing
Replies: 303
Views: 44403

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

I have just downloaded and put Solydk 9 32 bit on my spare machine. It all seems to work, except that the graphics are a pain. If a menu brings up another page over itself only some of it will show. Clicking around where I think the entry needs to be, or just typing something will often (not always)...

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