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by ScottQuier
20 Feb 2018 14:22
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Swap partition gone
Replies: 14
Views: 131

Re: Swap partition gone

If it's not too late, that is if you haven't already started the re-install .... Schoelje's instructions should have worked ... with one minor change; one needs to use the complete path to the fstab file because we can not assume that you have done a cd /etc to change the current working directory. ...
by ScottQuier
30 Jan 2018 18:14
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Launching a program by start that needs «sudo» password
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Launching a program by start that needs «sudo» password

CAUTION! Always use visudo when editing sudoers. Never use a text editor. Can you explain me why ? And could the fact that when I first tried I did it using a text editor cause the unsuccess ? I second the question. I would have thought that using vi/vim as root in a terminal window would have gene...
by ScottQuier
26 Jan 2018 18:20
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: Linux Insider review of SolydK 201801
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Linux Insider review of SolydK 201801

The author made one non-trivial mistake - SolydXK is no longer working to a rolling release model. This might cause some disappointment with some who read that review and then discover the news.

But, like you, I found the review to be pretty well balanced and accurate.
by ScottQuier
19 Jan 2018 16:13
Forum: Software
Topic: darktable, backports repository,
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: darktable, backports repository,

And now you've got me wondering....

I'm going to have to attempt a compile of the latest version just to see if the process I have used in the past still works. This could be interesting.
by ScottQuier
19 Jan 2018 13:42
Forum: Software
Topic: darktable, backports repository,
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: darktable, backports repository,

It appears (see this page) you are correct. They show 2.2.5 in backports.

Given that, I would compile from source. It's not hard and doesn't take too long a time. I think the last time I did it (about a year ago) it took about 5 minutes to compile to the .deb file.
by ScottQuier
18 Jan 2018 14:32
Forum: Software
Topic: darktable, backports repository,
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: darktable, backports repository,

To install darktable 2.4.0 on SolydX 9 : add a repository «debian buster» URI : http://deb.debian.org/debian/ Distribution : buster Section(s) . non-free contrib main Then update, install darktable, and then *disable* the new repository. While this might work in the short-term, it's my understandin...
by ScottQuier
06 Jan 2018 22:02
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Performance Impact of kernel update (4.9.65-3+deb9u2)
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Performance Impact of kernel update (4.9.65-3+deb9u2)

kurotsugi wrote:the differences are in microseconds so you'll likely won't notice it. the result will vary depends on hardware specs too.

Hadn't really put that into perspective. Thanks.
by ScottQuier
05 Jan 2018 19:23
Forum: Bug control
Topic: Some clues about CPU vulnerabilities? Spectre and meltdown
Replies: 20
Views: 905

Re: Some clues about CPU vulnerabilities? Spectre and meltdown

After downloading the intel tool to detect this flaw ( intel_sa00086.py ), either 4.9.0-4 or 4.9.0-5 appears to be vulnerable, according this tool. Anybody knows the state of this patch with Debian/Solydxk kernels? Thanks in advance for your comments. I, also, downloaded the script and ran it again...
by ScottQuier
05 Jan 2018 15:32
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Performance Impact of kernel update (4.9.65-3+deb9u2)
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Performance Impact of kernel update (4.9.65-3+deb9u2)

By now, most have read about the issues with the "more modern" Intel processors and the predicted impact the kernel patch will have on performance. Reading this thread gave me the clue that the patch has already been made and distributed. Reading this post gave me the idea to try to determ...
by ScottQuier
05 Dec 2017 11:57
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from a Dutch new user
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Hello from a Dutch new user

Kernel works fine, good to know that security updates are installed automatically. Updates are not, by default, installed automatically*. Rather, they are automatically made available and a notification icon is displayed in task bar alerting you to their availability. It is your responsibility to a...
by ScottQuier
04 Dec 2017 12:15
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Please replace ESR by Firefox standard
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Please replace ESR by Firefox standard

@OP (edney) - As you can see, your initial assumption was in error though I have no doubt your intentions were honorable. :) You, like me and most people, are not going to be 100% satisfied with the installed suite of software delivered by the initial installation; we will be adding and/or removing ...
by ScottQuier
01 Dec 2017 13:51
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from a Dutch new user
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Hello from a Dutch new user

Only thing which is not clear to me yet how I can see if the kernel is up to date but I guess the automatic update system will take care of that. Welcome to the forum and to the distro. I think you'll find the people here to be friendly, knowledgeable, and more than willing to help. As for the kern...
by ScottQuier
23 Oct 2017 11:57
Forum: Hardware
Topic: HP Photosmart printer worked on SolydX 8 but not SolydX 9?
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: HP Photosmart printer worked on SolydX 8 but not SolydX 9?

I don't remember what my printer is but I do know it's not supported by the version of HPLIP in the repos. Here's what I did to get it working: ⋅ Download the hplip "package" from here . ⋅ Install all the dependencies as indicated for Debian 8; they give you the "a...
by ScottQuier
19 Oct 2017 12:11
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I like this OS!
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: I like this OS!

I have to admit that Solyd is very "solid" and the best Linux distro for me in all these 17 years. It's both rolling but more stable than any Arch derivative in terms of breaking something upstream. Lest there be confusion on the part of new-comers, SolydXK is NOT a rolling release. This ...
by ScottQuier
10 Oct 2017 15:18
Forum: Software
Topic: Password manager
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Password manager

ilu wrote:I don't think there is "PassKeeX", there's only KeePassX :-)

And ... that's what I get for trying to work from memory. You are absolutely correct. :oops:
by ScottQuier
10 Oct 2017 10:48
Forum: Software
Topic: Password manager
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Password manager

I've used PassKeeX (and previous versions) for a couple or three years and have been quite pleased with it: ⋅ Runs native - no need for either Wine or mono ⋅ There is a data compatible version available for Android ⋅ Can/will generate secure (you decide what "secur...
by ScottQuier
08 Sep 2017 15:04
Forum: Testing zone
Topic: DDM resurrected
Replies: 16
Views: 1227

Re: DDM resurrected

My daily driver laptop is 64-bit i7 with Intel video - not much there to test with.

I have a couple of older laptops, at least one of which has an NVidia card in it, that I will try to test with this weekend - depending on impact of hurricane Irma on my area.
by ScottQuier
29 Aug 2017 12:01
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: Does not auto mount Ext HD
Replies: 15
Views: 996

Re: Does not auto mount Ext HD

Effort expended in understanding as much of the underpinnings of one's tools is never wasted effort. This is doubly true with most things Linux. I have found the Arch Linux Wiki to be a wealth of relevant information. If I have a question about configuration settings, how things work, what "thi...
by ScottQuier
09 Aug 2017 11:05
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Scanner "Transmission has failed"
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: Printer / Scanner <SOLVED>

Hello yorkie23 - Welcome to SolydXK and our forum. Can I make a suggestion? You posted to a thread that is more than 3 years old and has been marked solved. Most people who are interested in helping are not going to be reading solved threads. Your problem deserves a thread of it's own. In your new t...
by ScottQuier
09 Aug 2017 10:57
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The media folder is a mess?
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Re: The media folder is a mess!?!???

I just would love to know what files I have to beat into submission, in order to clean up this mess, and have a more uncluttered view of things. :?: Hard to say what files need to be beaten down without know what there is to work with. A good start on this might be the return from these commands: c...

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