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by Rocky
08 Sep 2017 09:01
Forum: Installation
Topic: Problem fetching GPG keys
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: Problem fetching GPG keys

Thanks grizzler - that worked. I was using the code from https://solydxk.com/get-support/verify- ... -with-gpg/

Perhaps it needs updating ?
by Rocky
07 Sep 2017 23:45
Forum: Installation
Topic: Problem fetching GPG keys
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Problem fetching GPG keys

I'm trying to install Solydx 201707 and am receiving an error when trying to import GPG key from the keyserver using

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gpg --keyserver x-hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys BCA63C3C
The message says keyserver not available
by Rocky
10 Jun 2016 20:16
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Iceweasel in Debian becomes Firefox-esr
Replies: 2
Views: 1290

Iceweasel in Debian becomes Firefox-esr

Firefox has just become available in Debian stable. https://wiki.debian.org/Iceweasel#How_t ... Firefox.29

Maybe less work for Schoelje each time Firefox updates ?
by Rocky
04 May 2016 22:19
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: StartPage search engine
Replies: 12
Views: 2554

Re: StartPage search engine

Sorry I am also a bit late to the discussion. I too have used StartPage from time to time and certainly found it better than DuckDuckGo. However I have a slight issue with the idea of using StartPage to get Google results. It strikes me as a little dishonest - if one wants really Google results then...
by Rocky
16 Apr 2016 08:33
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Debian stable and patching
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Re: Debian stable and patching

@kurotsugi. Thanks for the example - it helps to clarify. @ilu/Zill. Yes I have been trying out Manjaro as a proxy for Arch. I did find it quite nice and a bit more uptodate. For example I use Keepass in Windows and the version available in Manjaro / Arch is more recent than that in Debian - either ...
by Rocky
12 Apr 2016 23:58
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Debian stable and patching
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Re: Debian stable and patching

Thanks for your comment Zill. I was thinking I suppose of other distros (shock/horror :facepalm: ) like Manjaro or even Arch (not for the faint-hearted) .

Also I don't think it is necessarily the case that "shiny" must be paired with new (despite my signature :D )
by Rocky
12 Apr 2016 20:26
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Debian stable and patching
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Debian stable and patching

I was reading a topic here recently ( about a developer who was objecting to Debian using what he considered an old version of his software ( cant find it now even after searching). Anyways it got me to thinking. I had been wondering for a while where the periodic patches and security updates etc ar...
by Rocky
09 Mar 2016 23:07
Forum: Non-technical
Topic: Kudos to Schoelje
Replies: 1
Views: 2202

Kudos to Schoelje

Not sure how you managed it Schoelje but the SolydX ( and presumably SolydK) implementation of Firefox seems to be the least resource intensive I have encountered. Even vanilla Debian XFCE , BunsenLabs ( very nice distro), and Solus 1.1 ( newcomer - very nice and at least part Irish to boot) Iceweas...
by Rocky
09 Mar 2016 23:00
Forum: Networking
Topic: Adding a network Printer (Solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

Re: Adding a network Printer

Thank you all for the suggestions. I have the printer working ( for now at least :| ) @ilu Tried the terminal commands you suggested . I could ping the printer no problem . sudo lpinfo -v couldn’t find anything other than the CUPS-pdf printer which is already installed . I suspect that this is a sha...
by Rocky
08 Mar 2016 23:27
Forum: Networking
Topic: Adding a network Printer (Solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

Adding a network Printer (Solved)

I am trying to add a canon Pixma MP495 printer ( wirelessly networked). When I add the printer in print settings I get a dialogue saying I must log in IP address: 192.168.x.x ( my ip address for the printer) Domain : WORKGROUP ( not sure where this is coming from ) Password: When I enter my sudo pas...
by Rocky
02 Feb 2016 23:09
Forum: Installation
Topic: December 2015 ISO
Replies: 1
Views: 902

December 2015 ISO

Hi all, Its been a while since I posted . I've been on vanilla Debian Jessie for the last 7 or 8 months and thought I would have a look at SolydX again. Glad to see the distro is happily chugging away. Well done on a great version - the live version looks and feels very good. Feels even lighter than...
by Rocky
04 Feb 2015 10:27
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: ODF in the EU
Replies: 10
Views: 2632

Re: ODF in the EU

Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a truly open standard that all documents adhered to ? The trouble is too many business etc are already too invested in Word documents already and the cost of conversion could be massive ( how likely are Microsoft to enable full ODF compatability ? - realisticall...
by Rocky
03 Feb 2015 10:31
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: 3 choices in UM Latest update: 2015.01.31
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Re: 3 choices in UM Latest update: 2015.01.31

Yes it is a little confusing. My understanding is that the "upgrade" really refers to where your sources list will end up pointing. At the moment (before Jan 31) both BE and HE sources lists did not point directly to Debian repos I.e. They pointed to SolydXK repos. After the upgrade HE to Jessie wil...
by Rocky
02 Feb 2015 14:22
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: BE to Wheezy upgrade
Replies: 44
Views: 9700

Re: BE to Wheezy upgrade

I also took Schoelje's advice and got the new iso to boot up properly but it freezes during the install just at the point where i have entered my username and password - no further progress. I don't know if it would help with excollier's issue but I had a possibly related issue when recently trying...
by Rocky
29 Jan 2015 21:37
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: [Talk] Home Edition security updates
Replies: 258
Views: 44121

Re: [Talk] Home Edition security updates

May I ask whether security updates for Jessie will continue to be made available through this channel after the end of January transition. I appreciate that anybody pointing to Wheezy will automatically get Debians security updates as it is still officially the stable branch. But what about anybody ...
by Rocky
29 Jan 2015 15:39
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: Annual Report 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 3484

Re: Annual Report 2014

Wouldn`t have guessed that Solydx 32-bit would lead the way in downloads. This says allot, especially for those that want to resusitate their old pcs. Nevertheless, you`re looking at a 87% increase in downloads for the 32-bit and a WHOPPING 112% increase within a year`s time for SolydX 64-bit :!: i...
by Rocky
28 Jan 2015 23:38
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: 32-bit ISO Testing 201501
Replies: 37
Views: 7579

Re: 32-bit ISO Testing 201501

Downloaded 32bit X iso and dd'd to USB- as mentioned in a previous post PC is 64 bit but only 2G of RAM so figured 32bit appropriate. Booted live version no problem. Initial observations. The good :) New icon set is very nice - much more modern/professional looking Immediately changed theming as I p...
by Rocky
28 Jan 2015 19:08
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: BE to Jessie upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 7694

Re: BE to Jessie upgrade

What is this 'transition' that is taking place next Saturday. Apparently I've missed that post. @Fargo - I was a bit confused too but I think the transition that Schoelje speaks of is the point where the sources list changes to point directly at Debians repos (apart from one Solydx repo) .See for e...
by Rocky
28 Jan 2015 19:00
Forum: Software
Topic: Cannot conect to scanner of HP Photosmart c309a SOLYDX
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: Cannot conect to scanner of HP Photosmart c309a SOLYDX

Ubuntu may have a more recent Xsane ?
by Rocky
28 Jan 2015 15:05
Forum: Software
Topic: Cannot conect to scanner of HP Photosmart c309a SOLYDX
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: Cannot conect to scanner of HP Photosmart c309a SOLYDX

I had problems getting a Canon Pixma printer/scanner to scan. Like you printer was fine but scanner just wouldn't get picked up by Xsane. I eventually had to conclude that the xsane backend hadn't yet (in Wheezy) the appropriate definition file. Don't use KDE so I can't say if SolydK uses the xsane ...

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