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by toothandnail
04 May 2014 14:11
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: grub problems after update
Replies: 1
Views: 571

grub problems after update

I've now had this happen twice on my desktop machine (HP dc7900). After running the main UP, the next time I tried to reboot, the system attempted to start Plymouth and promptly locked up. In order to get it to boot, I had to edit the grub command line and remove the video settings and remove splash...
by toothandnail
29 Apr 2014 22:56
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Strange disk space problem....
Replies: 7
Views: 1357

Re: Strange disk space problem....

:) Thanks. The reverse sort by size finally showed me what the problem was.... First time I tried it, I forgot to umount the NFS shares that I normally have connected. Which made it take quite a while to go through. Not to mention making the list slow to read. So I went back, umounted all 3, then tr...
by toothandnail
29 Apr 2014 16:36
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Strange disk space problem....
Replies: 7
Views: 1357

Re: Strange disk space problem....

:) That's exactly what I have done. Which didn't show anything significant, so I tried baobab as well, which wasn't much more help.

Paul.
by toothandnail
29 Apr 2014 15:41
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Strange disk space problem....
Replies: 7
Views: 1357

Re: Strange disk space problem....

zerozero wrote:i might be wrong but the first place i would look would be /var/log
:( No, total for all of /var is only 1.3 GB. I have no idea what is eating all that space...

Paul.
by toothandnail
29 Apr 2014 14:19
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Strange disk space problem....
Replies: 7
Views: 1357

[SOLVED]Strange disk space problem....

This doesn't seem quite the right place, but I'm not sure where else to put it... I've had SolydX 64-bit installed on a desktop machine (HP dc7900) for quite a while. I've been too busy to do much with it for a while, but saw the update come through a little while ago and installed it, which seemed ...
by toothandnail
13 Jan 2014 03:43
Forum: Installation
Topic: amd64 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: amd64 ?

The 64-bit CPU architecture used by most Intel and AMD cpus was originally introduced by AMD. It is known either as X86_64 or AMD64. Same thing either way.....

Paul.
by toothandnail
06 Jan 2014 02:34
Forum: Installation
Topic: eepc 1001 HA
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Re: eepc 1001 HA

I've got an eeePC1000 with 2G RAM and have variously run SolydX, SolydK, Manjaro Netbook Edition, Manjaro XFCE and KDE. I'm presently back to SolydK. Inxi gives me this for the machine: System: Host: solydxk Kernel: 3.10-3-486 i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.7.3) Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 (Gtk 2.24.18) dm: lightdm...
by toothandnail
06 Jan 2014 02:24
Forum: Installation
Topic: eepc 1001 HA
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Re: eepc 1001 HA

I have done a lot of crazy stuff with partitions in my days... :lol: And, I love to try off the wall stuff. :) I usually do things like that, but I know pretty well nothing about the eePC. I want to say you can wipe all of the partitions, but I can't advise that.. UNLESS , you have the eepc instal ...
by toothandnail
04 Jan 2014 05:01
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update choice question - which?
Replies: 26
Views: 4232

Re: Update choice question - which?

Personally I like the options that Slackware and Arch have. In both instances, any changed config files are dumped to the appropriate place, but with a visible difference that means they will not overwrite existing versions. In Slackware you will get xxx.new, in Arch you will find xxx.pacnew. It is ...
by toothandnail
01 Jan 2014 13:43
Forum: Installation
Topic: eepc 1001 HA
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

eepc 1001 HA

Anyone have SolydX installed on one of these? I have a customer with one, currently running XP. I've run SolydX on it, seems to run quite well. However.... Looking at the hard drive, its divided into 4 primary partitions. sda4 is marked as EFI. So I'm wondering if there is anything special I need to...
by toothandnail
08 Dec 2013 03:09
Forum: Hardware
Topic: cd/dvd drive not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Re: cd/dvd drive not working

:) Yes, that's the one.... As I mentioned, the workaround in the post I listed has fixed it on four SolydX installations. Open the settings menu, select Sessions and Startup, select the Application Autostart tab, click the Add button. Call the new command whatever you like, then add this to the comm...
by toothandnail
08 Dec 2013 02:52
Forum: Hardware
Topic: cd/dvd drive not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Re: cd/dvd drive not working

Depends on what you mean "not working". If you mean that optical media is not appearing on the desktop and mounting, that is a bug that has been mentioned a few times - looks like a bug in Debian testing. There are a few workarounds until its gets fixed properly. The one that has worked for me on se...
by toothandnail
07 Dec 2013 03:12
Forum: Installation
Topic: [Solved] Problem with multi-DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: Problem with multi-DVD

Though lots of folks swear by it, I've had mixed results using netbootin - most of the time I get a non-booter. So, I use good old Linux dd command. If you don't have a running Linux install, any LiveCD/LiveUSB distro should have. You can read the man page on it, but the command I use is of the for...
by toothandnail
04 Dec 2013 19:27
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: UP - 30/11/2013 [TESTING][CLOSED]
Replies: 107
Views: 15809

Re: UP - 30/11/2013 [TESTING]

Ran the update through UM (64-bit SolydX). Went through, only oddity was this warning at the end of the update: W: Waited for dpkg --assert-multi-arch but it wasn't there - dpkgGo (10: No child processes) Everything seems to be running smoothly. Interesting, it has solved a problem I reported a whil...
by toothandnail
04 Dec 2013 19:14
Forum: Installation
Topic: [Solved] Problem with multi-DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: Problem with multi-DVD

Interesting. I always use dd to create bootable flash drives for Arch. I know that technique doesn't work with all distros/isos, wasn't aware that it would work with SolydXK.

Thanks. I'll try using dd and see if that gets round the problems I'm seeing with the copy produced by unetbootin.

Paul.
by toothandnail
03 Dec 2013 20:23
Forum: Installation
Topic: [Solved] Problem with multi-DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: Problem with multi-DVD

:-) I love posting replies to my own messages.... Part of the problem is solved. The flash drive had been used for a netbootin install before. So I removed and recreated the partition, then formatted it fat32 and ran unetbootin again. This time it boots to the menu. Having problems with several of t...
by toothandnail
03 Dec 2013 17:52
Forum: Installation
Topic: [Solved] Problem with multi-DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

[Solved] Problem with multi-DVD

I've downloaded the latest multi-DVD and used netbootin to drop it to an 8GB flash drive. Doesn't seem to have worked too well...

When the flash drive boots, I get the following error follwed by a "boot:" prompt:

Code: Select all

Failed to load com32 menu.c32
Any ideas?

Paul.
by toothandnail
02 Dec 2013 16:29
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: Compton: a better compositor for xfce?
Replies: 22
Views: 9106

Re: Compton: a better compositor for xfce?

Paul i can't find hits about the connection between compton and the issues with thunar. as a quick test if you disable compton and revert to xfwm4 can you still replicate that? Sorry for the slow reply - couldn't test very thoroughly where I was. Anyhow.... Disabled compton and the network button i...
by toothandnail
01 Dec 2013 16:43
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: Compton: a better compositor for xfce?
Replies: 22
Views: 9106

Re: Compton: a better compositor for xfce?

Interesting tip, thanks. I tried it using this setting: compton -r 12.0 -o 0.75 -l -15.0 -t -15.0 -I 0.028 -O 0.03 -D 3 -c -f -C -F -G & Works well generally. One really odd thing - it seems to have killed Thunar's network access. Attempting to open the network from Thunar produces an error - "cant ...
by toothandnail
30 Nov 2013 19:43
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: Updates?
Replies: 14
Views: 4141

Re: Updates?

In general, I prefer to leave the decision whether an update is worth installing on short notice to the creator of the software and myself. When I switched to Linux, I discovered that as a rule, the Mozilla products weren't kept up to date. My first distro (Ubuntu) hardly ever provided updates. It ...

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