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by MoldMe
17 Aug 2014 02:40
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: The future of SolydXK
Replies: 215
Views: 89138

Re: The future of SolydXK

I don't need Debian Stable with Backports. I already have that with CrunchBang. SolydXK semi-rolling with Debian Testing was a good step up. Too bad it's all coming to an end. Since there's nothing different about the newer edition compared to my CrunchBang install, I'll part ways and wish the dev t...
by MoldMe
24 Jul 2014 03:45
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: UP and BE/BO 2014.07.15
Replies: 233
Views: 52258

Re: UP and BE/BO 2014.07.15

Just wanted to say thanks and great job to everyone involved with putting together the 2014.07.15 UP. I had a few minor issues, but everything is working fine. I had an issue with the downgrade script. I ran it and it appeared to do nothing. Then, I experienced two oddities after running the script....
by MoldMe
14 May 2014 00:46
Forum: Software
Topic: VirtualBox not working....
Replies: 15
Views: 2857

Re: VirtualBox not working....

not needed, first because VB is not a multiarch package and second because SolydXK is multiarch-enabled by default. Hmmm...for some reason my notes on installing VirtualBox specify enabling multiarch, although it's kind of a moot point since SolydXK is multiarch-enabled by default. Thank you for th...
by MoldMe
14 May 2014 00:40
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble playing Audio CDs
Replies: 15
Views: 3350

Re: Trouble playing Audio CDs

Guayadeque and Clementine are nice audio players/music library managers. I believe both will play CDs as well. Both also allow you to add radio stations for streaming music sites. Clementine even has a pre-built list of sites, one of which is really good...Digitally Imported. Clementine comes with S...
by MoldMe
12 May 2014 23:26
Forum: Customizations
Topic: Show your Desktop Screenshots
Replies: 811
Views: 260885

Re: Show your Desktop Screenshots

Yes, that would be a cool desktop/background to have. Sector11, a member here and on the CrunchBang forums, does some pretty cool stuff with Conky and weather scripting. There's also a pinned thread under the how-to's and tutorials forum over at CrunchBang Linux with all kinds of Conky LUA scripting...
by MoldMe
12 May 2014 23:15
Forum: Software
Topic: VirtualBox not working....
Replies: 15
Views: 2857

Re: VirtualBox not working....

You might try using the deb from the VirtualBox site. I learned from the CrunchBang Linux forums that this is the preferred method of running VirtualBox since it is more up-to-date. I've always ran the deb from the VirtualBox site without any problems, although I haven't tried installing and running...
by MoldMe
12 May 2014 23:12
Forum: Software
Topic: What to do when debian testing migration stalls?
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Re: What to do when debian testing migration stalls?

Another alternative might be to track Unstable, but then that negates the stability of SolydXK.
by MoldMe
12 May 2014 23:03
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble playing Audio CDs
Replies: 15
Views: 3350

Re: Trouble playing Audio CDs

I would suggest ripping all of your music CDs into MP3 format and play the MP3s. Unfortunately, I do not have any suggestions for a good CD music ripper in Linux. I haven't made the time to find one. I currently use EZ CD Audio Converter under Windows 7 for my CD ripping, music file conversion, and ...
by MoldMe
12 May 2014 22:56
Forum: Installation
Topic: [Solved] First day not going well
Replies: 23
Views: 5493

Re: First day not going well

@OP...If you have your heart set on using KDE, then maybe you can convert SolydX to KDE since you're having so much trouble trying to install SolydK.
by MoldMe
12 May 2014 22:54
Forum: Customizations
Topic: Show your Desktop Screenshots
Replies: 811
Views: 260885

Re: Show your Desktop Screenshots

@RavenLX...It does! :D There's also a script that provides a 10-day forecast from weather.com that's nicer and a bit more informative than the accuweather.com 10-day forecast, but it's always breaking because weather.com changes things on their site fairly frequently. What's missing from these scrip...
by MoldMe
12 May 2014 01:54
Forum: Installation
Topic: [Solved] First day not going well
Replies: 23
Views: 5493

Re: First day not going well

I think rokytnji may have been referring to the MD5 checksum for the ISO itself, not the individual files that make up the ISO. GUI apps for verifying checksums...

Linux - GTK: gtkhash (in the repos)

Windows, OS X: Hashtab, http://www.implbits.com
by MoldMe
12 May 2014 01:28
Forum: Customizations
Topic: Show your Desktop Screenshots
Replies: 811
Views: 260885

Re: Show your Desktop Screenshots

On my way to making SolydX, SolydBang (openbox and tint2) 8-) http://s8.postimg.org/vktikk9s1/20140511_Solyd_O_Screenshot.jpg Inspiration by Philip Newborough, aka Corenominal, the genius behind CrunchBang Linux. Wallpaper courtesy of DigitalBlasphemy Calendaring app courtesy of Rainlendar Conky Acc...
by MoldMe
09 May 2014 06:29
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: A new email provider please
Replies: 15
Views: 4540

Re: A new email provider please

I've used FastMail for a number of years. They have some really nice features, IMO. Their service is not free though.

http://www.fastmail.fm
by MoldMe
09 May 2014 06:26
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: [SOLVED] laptop brightness
Replies: 4
Views: 1821

Re: laptop brightness

@plaircpa...You need to change the title of your original post:

[SOLVED] laptop brightness

05/10/2014-01 edit: Thank you! ;)
by MoldMe
09 May 2014 06:22
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Usage of Sid/Unstable repos with SolydXK
Replies: 19
Views: 7209

Re: Usage of Sid/Unstable repos with SolydXK

this was made some time ago and as usual i don't keep the notes :lol: (my notes are my posts) but i remember that i tried several values; 400 didn't work at all, D-U would upgrade packages in step 4. tried 100 and i vaguely remember some inconsistencies in a couple of the sample apt policy that i t...
by MoldMe
09 May 2014 06:15
Forum: Software
Topic: [SOLVED] Using Package(s) from Debian Testing/Unstable
Replies: 8
Views: 1881

Re: Using Package(s) from Debian Testing/Unstable

your's is a slightly different need: you want one package from sid (and looking closer at this particular package we see that the last update was [2013-05-09] Accepted 0.9.4-1 in unstable (low) (Daniel Leidert) http://packages.qa.debian.org/g/gpa.html one year ago) doesn't make big sense (to me) to...
by MoldMe
09 May 2014 06:09
Forum: Software
Topic: Automatic Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 2056

Re: Automatic Updates

Based on what the OP posted, I don't think Linux is the answer for the end user(s). They don't seem like the type of people who want to understand apt, aptitude, command line, etc. That's why I suggested a Mac. A cron job might work, but what happens when things don't work right. Would the end users...
by MoldMe
09 May 2014 06:03
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why Is Update Manager Recommended for Updates?
Replies: 14
Views: 2324

Re: Why Is Update Manager Recommended for Updates?

The first link...priceless! I got a great laugh reading it. I'm not sure I agree with everything he says, but whatever.
by MoldMe
08 May 2014 07:15
Forum: Software
Topic: [SOLVED] Using Package(s) from Debian Testing/Unstable
Replies: 8
Views: 1881

Re: Using Package(s) from Debian Testing/Unstable

@kurotsugi...gpa is not in the Debian Testing repo because of a bug. Therefore, it will not be in the SolydXK repos unless the devs decide to pull the current pkg from the Debian Unstable repo. I doubt they will do that because it's not an essential package. I could use a similar app for the KDE env...
by MoldMe
08 May 2014 07:00
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why Is Update Manager Recommended for Updates?
Replies: 14
Views: 2324

Re: Why Is Update Manager Recommended for Updates?

@Orbmiser...I appreciate your honesty. I'm not the young lad I used to be either. ;) Cars I remember from my childhood are now eligible for antique license plates. :o I seem to retain things in memory better after I've used them frequently. Otherwise, I refer to my databases of tips, including Linux...

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