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by dyfet
18 Sep 2014 13:52
Forum: Software
Topic: apt and update manager completely dead [SOLVED]
Replies: 0
Views: 630

apt and update manager completely dead [SOLVED]

Encountered a section with no Package: header Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/home.solydxk.nl_production_dists_solydxk_upstream_i18n_Translation-en The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. Can't call method "policy" on an undefined value at /usr/bin/apt-show-versions...
by dyfet
06 Sep 2014 14:00
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: QtCurve should be default Window style
Replies: 25
Views: 4384

Re: QtCurve should be default Window style

QtCurve is amazing! I've been using it for some time because I just liked the way the default QTCurve settings looked. But I just recently discovered the 'Configure' button next to it. WOW! Without changing any themes or anything else, you can configure QtCurve in so many ways. Go into 'configure' ...
by dyfet
02 Sep 2014 14:38
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: The awesomely epic guide to KDE
Replies: 17
Views: 3408

Re: The awesomely epic guide to KDE

I agree a KDE "default" desktop tends to initially confuse and confound new KDE users. Having a default desktop with a folder view widget and with unlocked widgets is what I would choose to note in particular. Having something that, for a user that has never experienced KDE before, but likely has ex...
by dyfet
01 Sep 2014 13:21
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: [SOLVED] Systemd shutdown problem
Replies: 20
Views: 3973

Re: Systemd shutdown problem

I commented in the other thread, but my suggestion was to create a special systemd shutdown unit that runs a script file that explicitly unmounts those things, and rather than running it from kde shutdown, as it would be more generic.
by dyfet
01 Sep 2014 13:17
Forum: Software
Topic: [Solved] Systemd confusion!
Replies: 11
Views: 2210

Re: [Solved] Systemd confusion!

I had systemd shutdown issues also. See my post here: http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=4650 Most of the systemd shutdown problems I found and read when researching my own issue also had to do with mounted network drives, like yours appears to be about. This seems to be a real and wide...
by dyfet
31 Aug 2014 19:31
Forum: Software
Topic: [Solved] Systemd confusion!
Replies: 11
Views: 2210

Re: [Solved] Systemd confusion!

I found a couple of things that helped improve things even further after converting my HE to systemd. First, rsyslog can go, since journalctl exists. I also explicitly enabled upowerd, for earlier startup in systemd. I have read it is possible to eliminate the fsck and btrfs checks at boot too to fu...
by dyfet
31 Aug 2014 10:54
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Replace KDM with LightDM
Replies: 15
Views: 5248

Re: Replace KDM with LightDM

Snap wrote:lightdm is ugly on it's own. :lol:
Indeed :)....I think it needs some theming love, whichever one is used...

I liked the kde greeter only because it at least fits in well if you also use the joy splash screen for KDE...
by dyfet
30 Aug 2014 22:56
Forum: Software
Topic: [Solved] Systemd confusion!
Replies: 11
Views: 2210

Re: [Solved] Systemd confusion!

In the case of the new July iso images, at least, I noticed it creates a symlink for /sbin/init to /lib/systemd/systemd, which eliminates the need to change the grub default for systemd, that it also does not use...
by dyfet
30 Aug 2014 20:00
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: The new SolydXK - Q+A
Replies: 59
Views: 33961

Re: The new SolydXK - Q+A

Good to hear that! Your assumption is right: all current HE editions (that includes the 32-bit versions) will migrate to stable when Jessie becomes the new stable. One of the things I found fascinating is that the LMDE folks also just decided to drop rolling releases and jump on Jessie/stable debia...
by dyfet
30 Aug 2014 14:35
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Replace KDM with LightDM
Replies: 15
Views: 5248

Re: Replace KDM with LightDM

Why lightdm-gtk-greeter rather than lightdm-kde-greeter?
by dyfet
30 Aug 2014 14:31
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: The new SolydXK - Q+A
Replies: 59
Views: 33961

Re: The new SolydXK - Q+A

I am actually entirely happy with everything in this FAQ and the immediately proceeding announcement. One thing that is not entirely clear is what happens to the 32 bit HE's, since there is not a 32 bit BE...I am simply guessing that there will be a 32 bit BE going forward when HE's become BE's thou...
by dyfet
30 Aug 2014 14:05
Forum: Software
Topic: [Solved] Systemd confusion!
Replies: 11
Views: 2210

Re: Systemd confusion!

At the time of the july UP debian testing was already moving to systemd but the process was still on-going and any attempt of a general on-the-fly conversion would be dangerous. i believe that is the reason this was never a goal with the july UP. it is, however, a different story to build an ISO pr...
by dyfet
15 Apr 2014 14:27
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Thank you - most trouble free update so far!
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Thank you - most trouble free update so far!

I think the 3 month update cycle, and with extended testing time it allows, is a huge success. Given all the stuff I accumulated on my main system, the strange things I tinkered with, etc, this was actually the most trouble-free update so far! In fact, I have no issues to note at all, not even minor...
by dyfet
01 Jan 2014 16:49
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: UP process change
Replies: 76
Views: 17249

Re: UP process change

I think this is a great decision. Testing as a whole is actually pretty stable and easy to upgrade, even over much longer periods of time. Only a few applications require frequent update. And critical security fixes can also be done outside of update pack releases. Quarterly seems right for this. It...
by dyfet
30 Dec 2013 10:21
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: SolydX long term stability version ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1913

Re: SolydX long term stability version ?

In theory it is "simple"... I have been thinking of using this approach myself, as I once did a lmde custom iso, and the process is essentially the same. In practice it can still be frustrating and complex to do successfully. And of course whatever emerges then needs to be actively supported. I gues...
by dyfet
29 Nov 2013 11:03
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Differences from LMDE
Replies: 13
Views: 3533

Re: Differences from LMDE

For good or bad, one thing that seemed to drive LMDE's update schedule, for a long time, at least to me, is cinnamon, and how Debian gnome releases in testing matched up with it. In fact, for a long time cinnamon advanced in ways that required much newer releases of GNOME/gtk base libraries than fou...
by dyfet
26 Nov 2013 14:41
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: SolydK Business Edition released and new iso’s!
Replies: 36
Views: 7797

Re: SolydK Business Edition released and new iso’s!

What perfect timing! We were just preparing to do an install at the tribal office during thanks-taking...
by dyfet
20 Nov 2013 23:33
Forum: Software
Topic: SolydX and apt-cacher-ng
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Re: SolydX and apt-cacher-ng

Another way to do this would be to play with the sources.list rather than proxy settings using things like: deb http://server:3142/packages.solydxk.nl/production/ solydxk main upstream import kdenext for example...this has the advantage of not requiring any proxy settings (which then has to be remov...
by dyfet
14 Nov 2013 08:27
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: SolydK LTS (Long Term Support)
Replies: 202
Views: 25118

Re: SolydK LTS (Long Term Support)

I think this is good too. And just because it may be possible to "automate" upgrading stable releases does not mean you "have" to do so. I think so long as people know what to expect up front in advance with the lts releases and their lifespan, those who care and desire that, and particularly for co...
by dyfet
13 Nov 2013 14:01
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: SolydX PI
Replies: 24
Views: 9668

Re: SolydX PI

Actually I would love to see a SolydK "active plasma" tablet :). You're probably right, but as long as SolydXK can't pay my bills, I'm a bit limited in time, and resources. So, it'll have to wait, I'm afraid. No worries and no hurry :). But if the opportunity eventually existed to do so I would lov...

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