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by UncleSam
14 Mar 2019 13:51
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: APT error messages encountered for Stretch SolydK x86_64
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: APT error messages encountered for Stretch SolydK x86_64

Okay, thank you, Arjen, for the detailed explanation. One thing doesn't seem right to me--I repeated the apt reinstall command in your second post as user. I was prompted for my user password and entered it before the command was executed. It seems to be that this command ought to be a superuser com...
by UncleSam
13 Mar 2019 13:50
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: APT error messages encountered for Stretch SolydK x86_64
Replies: 4
Views: 498

APT error messages encountered for Stretch SolydK x86_64

A routine APT update on my AMD AMD A8-5600K 4-core CPU returned some error messages: root@solydk1:/home/user# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade Get:1 http://security.debian.org stretch/updates InRelease [94.3 kB] Ign:2 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease Hit:3 http://deb.debian.org/debian...
by UncleSam
24 Feb 2019 16:05
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New American user
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: New American user

Thank you, Arjen. I removed rdp and winpr libraries using the command you recommended. Now the application xfreerdp is gone too. APT reported the freeing of 10.1 MiB of drive space. I saved a list of the libraries added/deleted, as I do whenever I change anything with APT. (just so that I can learn ...
by UncleSam
23 Feb 2019 16:19
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New American user
Replies: 2
Views: 356

New American user

Hello from the U.S.A., I have been using the power and stability of Debian-derivatives for more than ten years. Recently another user on the KiCAD forum suggested I update my Debian jessie linux OS to stretch. So I searched for a day or two and tried several Debian distributions with KDE before tryi...
by UncleSam
04 Jun 2017 22:05
Forum: Installation
Topic: Need help installing SolyK to existing partition
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Need help installing SolyK to existing partition

Yes, ilu, the MX system still boots. My objective is simply to save the user files on the /home partition. I backed up all the user files onto external media on June 2nd. I've saved a few incremental file changes since then onto a USB stick. srq2625, thank you for your suggestions. I don't know if t...
by UncleSam
02 Jun 2017 18:11
Forum: Installation
Topic: Need help installing SolyK to existing partition
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Need help installing SolyK to existing partition

I am a newbie with Gparted and need help installing SolyK to my hard drive. My goals are as follows: To overwrite the /dev/sda1 MX-16 Metamorphosis (Migrated) partition w/ Solydk To change the MX-16 entry in GRUB to Solydk that starts Solydk when selected My computer has 8GB RAM. Would like to incre...
by UncleSam
12 May 2016 15:30
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: My adventure with SolydK
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

Re: My adventure with SolydK

Thank you, Schoelje. I never made a bootable USB. I will consider doing that. However, I don't know if my BIOS is set up to boot from a USB port. Today, I made additional tests with the Solydk Live DVD. I also tried xfce. KDE: I like that Dolphin has a slider bar to adjust the size of its icons. R s...
by UncleSam
09 May 2016 21:33
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: My adventure with SolydK
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

Re: My adventure with SolydK

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tmpfs Okay, I see tmpfs is a temporary RAM-based filesystem. What is the password for SolydXK Live User when logging in under the KDE Plasma Workspace ? What are the username and password for logging in as root ? in case I need to be su to change settings on /usr/share/...
by UncleSam
26 Apr 2016 19:48
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: My adventure with SolydK
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

Re: My adventure with SolydK

What is EFI? How can I tell if my hard drive has it? Why does it matter?
by UncleSam
24 Apr 2016 21:05
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello/ salut from USA
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: Hello/ salut from USA

No, Schoelje, I hadn't heard of grsync until now. I use bash scripts that are just a bunch of rsync calls, one for each directory I want copied, to back up files once a week to external media. I did use luckybackup to verify with dry-runs the rsync calls in my scripts. Yes, of course, ilu, you are c...
by UncleSam
24 Apr 2016 21:03
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: My adventure with SolydK
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

My adventure with SolydK

Internet works first time using the SolydXK Live DVD. Superb! I am very happy to report that I got my 16-bit Soundblaster card working with the SolydK 64-bit live DVD. Here's how. I decided to try the simplest way first. With another Debian distribution, I had discovered that in order to get my PCI ...
by UncleSam
17 Apr 2016 03:06
Forum: Archive
Topic: One tune a day ...
Replies: 1180
Views: 177877

Re: One tune a day ...

I recently discovered musictonic.com for listening to songs. It's a front-end to youtube videos. You can search by artist or by genre. I am now listening to Elvis Presley. Earlier, I listened to Mozart and then Van Morrison.
by UncleSam
17 Apr 2016 01:25
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello/ salut from USA
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: Hello/ salut from USA

Zill: Thanks, mate! I'd only seen "journaled filesystem" under SolydXK. I just wanted to know if I could directly copy files from my other linux partition It too uses an ext4 filesystem, so it's good to know I can copy a sound driver file from there if need be to get my sound card working w/ SolydK....
by UncleSam
16 Apr 2016 20:16
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello/ salut from USA
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Hello/ salut from USA

Hello, I'm Uncle Sam from the USA. I decided to give SolydK a whirl after discovering it is a Debian based distribution with KDE (my favorite X desktop environment) built-in. That is what I had been looking for. I burned the SolydXK Live DVD+R yesterday for the x86_64 architecture. I have been using...

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