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by tardy
27 Dec 2018 13:44
Forum: Non-technical
Topic: Xmas Wishes
Replies: 6
Views: 9031

Re: Xmas Wishes

Belated Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Fine Festivus, etc wishes to all, and may we all have a happy and prosperous new year, with no failure to boots or fstab errors.
by tardy
25 Oct 2018 12:22
Forum: Software
Topic: Gimp 2.10.0?
Replies: 11
Views: 7501

Re: Gimp 2.10.0?

You might also want to consider/read up on Flatpak. While I wouldn't want to use it extensively (but hey, that's just me), for this type of situation it may be a good fit.

You could run the latest version of GIMP via Flatpak until it eventually hits Debian.

Flatpak is in the repos.
by tardy
25 Sep 2018 15:49
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Contemplating a move to Solyd XK - "X"
Replies: 7
Views: 4195

Re: Contemplating a move to Solyd XK - "X"

Hi, pepdebmate , welcome to the forum. I installed SolydK (I'm a KDE guy myself) in 2013, and I'm still running it. I personally have had no problems whatsoever, all drivers installed automatically, media codecs work flawlessly, it's all good. Totally stable through the years. I run SolydK on all 5 ...
by tardy
30 Jul 2018 12:41
Forum: Software
Topic: Breeze-Dark-X style no longer works for YouTube
Replies: 6
Views: 2334

Re: Breeze-Dark-X style no longer works for YouTube

Albert, is it possible that you were using YouTube's built-in dark theme and now, for some reason, it's no longer in use? The dark theme is only selectable if you are logged in to YouTube. When you say your eyes don't like bright lights, I'm thinking that perhaps you had this theme activated. System...
by tardy
08 May 2018 21:10
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Should I choose Testing [EE] ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3497

Re: Should I choose Testing [EE] ?

Good gosh, kurotsugi, that is an absolutely amazing tutorial/explanation. You've gone above and beyond with this one :clap: .

We should take up a collection and hire you to write the SolydWiki.

Hell, PM me a PayPal address and I'll buy you a few beers. Good beers.
by tardy
27 Apr 2018 22:49
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot Update My System - solved by installing apt-transport-https
Replies: 17
Views: 3304

Re: Cannot Update My System - solved by installing apt-transport-https

All fixed on my end. Everything's working again. Thanks!
by tardy
27 Apr 2018 17:43
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot Update My System - solved by installing apt-transport-https
Replies: 17
Views: 3304

Re: Cannot Update My System - solved by installing apt-transport-https

I still cannot connect to the forum without using a VPN. Nor can I download an iso.
by tardy
27 Apr 2018 17:31
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot Update My System - solved by installing apt-transport-https
Replies: 17
Views: 3304

Re: Cannot Update My System

Was that the apt-transport-https package?

If so, I already have that installed.
by tardy
27 Apr 2018 17:11
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot Update My System - solved by installing apt-transport-https
Replies: 17
Views: 3304

Re: Cannot Update My System

Same problem here in USA. I can only reach the forum via VPN. I can get to the SolydXK Home page, but I cannot actually download an iso. "Firefox cannot establish a connection to the server at downloads.solydxk.nl" Plus no updates. Apt reports failed to fetch http://repository.solydxk.nl:80 (81.169....
by tardy
24 Apr 2018 22:28
Forum: Bug Control
Topic: SolydXK-Welcome not able to download on new installation
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

Re: SolydXK-Welcome not able to download on new installation

It was kind of amusing how, after recommending Solyd as my friend's first foray into Linux on the basis of "everything just works, no problems anywhere!" the first thing he sees is that I have a "problem" installing it :oops: . Thankfully not a big problem, and one that was quickly and easily fixed....
by tardy
24 Apr 2018 19:09
Forum: Bug Control
Topic: SolydXK-Welcome not able to download on new installation
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

SolydXK-Welcome not able to download on new installation

This seems related to the recent server migration. The ISO I used was downloaded earlier today. I just installed SolydK-9 on a friend's laptop, and although I had an internet connection in the live environment, the installer complained that there was no internet connection available. Of course I ins...
by tardy
29 Aug 2017 05:42
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: Does not auto mount Ext HD
Replies: 15
Views: 4032

Re: Does not auto mount Ext HD

I'll leave Question 1 to be answered by someone who uses XFCE and has it installed. However, from a quick poking about via Google, it appears that you may not be able to easily automount external drives at boot - and by easily, I mean through a GUI. But again, I don't use XFCE and I haven't done an ...
by tardy
29 Aug 2017 00:51
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: Does not auto mount Ext HD
Replies: 15
Views: 4032

Re: Does not auto mount Ext HD

...automount can't work on the livesystem. OK, that makes sense. But I think Redraw has installed SolydX and still can't get his external drives to automount. Is that typical behaviour for XFCE? Perhaps he'll have to make manual mounting of the drives part of a start-up ritual; I've certainly had m...
by tardy
28 Aug 2017 17:41
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: Does not auto mount Ext HD
Replies: 15
Views: 4032

Re: Does not auto mount Ext HD

I don't use XFCE, so I can't be of much help, but I did just download the SolydX9 iso and burn it to DVD. Using 2 different computers, I plugged in two Seagate 2TB external HDDs and started the live DVD. The drives were not automounted at boot. So I can verify that, at least in the live environment,...
by tardy
24 Aug 2017 04:04
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: Configuring Virtual Desktops (solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

Re: Configuring Virtual Desktops

Plasma 5 has dropped support for different wallpapers/different widgets on virtual desktops. However, you can use Activities to get that function. Instead of the Desktop Pager widget, use the Activity Pager . You won't use 4 desktops any more, you will use 4 Activities; you can then use a different ...
by tardy
18 Aug 2017 20:33
Forum: Customizations
Topic: Show your Desktop Screenshots
Replies: 810
Views: 206943

Re: Show your Desktop Screenshots

I'm still using Solyd 8 (and KDE 4) on my multiple SolydK installs because I can't quite get Plasma 5 to look the way I like. And I really like the way my desktop looks. I prefer a clean, minimal appearance, so the bottom panel is set to autohide. A top panel displays a clock and a thermal monitor. ...
by tardy
16 Aug 2017 03:21
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: startup error [solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Re: startup error

Yep, I'll almost guarantee that the new Debian install formatted the existing Swap partition, which changed the UUID.

Run

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sudo blkid
to check the UUID of the swap partition, and compare it to the fstab entry. Edit as necessary.
by tardy
26 Jul 2017 11:45
Forum: Software
Topic: Asunder not producing mp3s
Replies: 8
Views: 1958

Re: Asunder not producing mp3s

^^ Well I'll be. Either that method wasn't available in the past, or I ended up doing it the hard way for no good reason. My bet is on the second option. :D Back to the OP's queston about Asunder - I just installed it and ripped a CD without problems (it was a slow process, though). Again, I note th...
by tardy
26 Jul 2017 08:03
Forum: Software
Topic: Asunder not producing mp3s
Replies: 8
Views: 1958

Re: Asunder not producing mp3s

It might just be me, but I've not yet found where one can customize, within k3b, the sampling rate, compression, etc of the generated MP3.[/list] In Solyd8 (jessie), it's not very intuitive: you go to System Settings > Multimedia > Audio CDs, where you will find the settings in the "MP3 Encoder" ta...

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