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by ScottQuier
25 Mar 2018 12:48
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: Lighten KDE
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Lighten KDE

I renew the thermal paste on the CPU and on the GPU. Let see if it goes better in the next days. If done correctly - that is with as thin a layer of grease possible - I don't see how this can have anything but positive results. BTW and FWIW - when I do this (and I've never had anything but positive...
by ScottQuier
22 Mar 2018 13:08
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: SolydXK on Social Media
Replies: 18
Views: 914

Re: SolydXK on Social Media

If one can believe what's written at these two URLs: CNN Tech: Facebook changes: How will my account be different? Mark Zukerberg's Facebook post I see this not so much as Facebook abusing it's users but a case of Facebook failing, in 2014 and earlier, of failing to control app developers and their...
by ScottQuier
16 Mar 2018 16:49
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: Lighten KDE
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Lighten KDE

There are a couple or three things I would look at: First I would ensure that all vents and cooling solutions are free of dust. No matter how careful I am, I'm always amazed at how quickly vents get blocked. How about the thermal grease between your CPU and its cooling solution? And between the grap...
by ScottQuier
14 Mar 2018 10:39
Forum: Testing zone
Topic: SolydXK System Settings (GUI for solydxk-system)
Replies: 29
Views: 2242

Re: SolydXK System Settings (GUI for solydxk-system)

In a command terminal, ruin the following command and post back the results:

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inxi -r
This will give a listing of your sources.list.
by ScottQuier
12 Mar 2018 10:20
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Desktop not used for 1 year, forgets CMOS but not any more?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Desktop not used for 1 year, forgets CMOS but not any more?

There is a battery in there that needs replaced. It is possible with you turning the power back on the battery is holding a charge for a little while before running out of charge. I know about the large(ish) backup battery. On my, and most other,. motherboards this is a CR2032. This was replaced. A...
by ScottQuier
12 Mar 2018 00:36
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Desktop not used for 1 year, forgets CMOS but not any more?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Desktop not used for 1 year, forgets CMOS but not any more?

Here's the machine System: Host: blackbox-k Kernel: 4.9.0-6-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.3.0) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.6 (Qt 5.7.1) dm: lightdm Distro: SolydXK Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 v: Rev 1.xx BIOS: American Megatrends v: 2901 date: 05/04/2016 CPU: Octa c...
by ScottQuier
07 Mar 2018 11:15
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Stretch update to 9.4 on 10MAR2018
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Stretch update to 9.4 on 10MAR2018

I just read an interesting post this morning that Debian stretch will be updated to 9.4 on Saturday, 10MAR2018. An update to Debian 9 is scheduled for Saturday, March 10th, 2018. As of now it will include the following bug fixes. They can be found in "stretch-proposed-updates", which is carried by a...
by ScottQuier
06 Mar 2018 12:49
Forum: Hardware
Topic: An interesting thing while installing WiFi card
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: An interesting thing while installing WiFi card

Thanks, kurotsugi - that makes a lot of sense and offers another path for investigation.

Very much appreciated!
by ScottQuier
05 Mar 2018 17:19
Forum: Hardware
Topic: An interesting thing while installing WiFi card
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: An interesting thing while installing WiFi card

Strangely enough, I did another (fresh) install on a different partition (same machine) with the WiFi card installed. I always run the installer from a CLI and I noticed that the SolydK installer installed the broadcom-sta-dkms package automagically. On a reboot after the install, the WiFi card just...
by ScottQuier
04 Mar 2018 22:06
Forum: Hardware
Topic: An interesting thing while installing WiFi card
Replies: 3
Views: 209

An interesting thing while installing WiFi card

Because of changes in my home, I needed to install and get working a WiFi card for my desktop computer. Did some research and discovered that this card, ASUS Wi-Fi PCI Express Adapter (PCE-AC56) was claimed to work in Linux, specifically Debian. Great, ordered it and installed it..... Long story-sho...
by ScottQuier
20 Feb 2018 14:22
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Re: Swap partition gone (SOLVED)
Replies: 16
Views: 704

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: 1511

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: 5
Views: 569

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: 708

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: 708

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: 708

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: 439

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: 1544

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: 439

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 determine the im...
by ScottQuier
05 Dec 2017 11:57
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from a Dutch new user
Replies: 4
Views: 589

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...

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