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by tek10
18 Jun 2019 00:59
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: SolydXK 10 Preview and Testing
Replies: 34
Views: 648

Re: SolydXK 10 Preview and Testing

I completed the attached test sheet with the Solydx install from my last post. I'm unable to change my user icon. The error: Failed to execute child process "mugshot" (No such file or directory). Mugshot is not installed or available in Synaptic. Overall the system works great. SolydXK ISO test case...
by tek10
30 May 2019 01:47
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: SolydXK 10 Preview and Testing
Replies: 34
Views: 648

Re: SolydXK 10 Preview and Testing

I've got a virtualbox install of SolydX10 that functions great after a couple shutdowns and some customization. Looks great! I completed a hardware install to existing partitions on another system, and that was also a success. Installed on an AMD chipset with an A10 GPU. Live system and install work...
by tek10
25 May 2019 16:36
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: SolydXK 10 Preview and Testing
Replies: 34
Views: 648

Re: SolydXK 10 Preview and Testing

I downloaded the Solydx ISO and verified the sha256sum. I was unable to boot into it in Virtualbox. Using dd to put on a usb also failed to provide a successful boot. I tried a second ISO download on a different computer and had the same issue. At attempted boot the trials fail with: "FATAL: Could n...
by tek10
10 Apr 2019 01:28
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: Community ISO maintenance and build issues - 2
Replies: 75
Views: 13077

Re: Community ISO maintenance and build issues - 2

Very happy to hear we'll still be able to use Synaptic.
Thank you!
by tek10
19 Jan 2019 01:23
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [How To]Installing applications from the server
Replies: 4
Views: 1949

Re: [How To]Installing applications from the server

Use Synaptic Package Manager. It's very easy to use if you know the names of the packages you want to install. I prefer it over the older package manager.
There's also Packages in the System menu.
by tek10
03 Jan 2019 02:21
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: Updating SolydK EE
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Updating SolydK EE

I've had good success using the update notification in SolydK EE, which uses Discover, to perform updates. For the past few weeks I no longer see the percent progress of a running update in Discover. Is anyone else observing this? Is it still a good idea to update with Discover? The updates do event...
by tek10
26 Sep 2018 02:36
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Contemplating a move to Solyd XK - "X"
Replies: 7
Views: 3672

Re: Contemplating a move to Solyd XK - "X"

I'm very happy with both SolydX and SolydK. SolydX is my preferred OS for both my laptops. It's been on my 2009 HP since 2014. I just installed SolydX EE on my new System 76. I also like to install SolydX virtual machines on my desktop systems. SolydK runs on my testing desktop and is dual booting w...
by tek10
22 Sep 2018 01:37
Forum: Software
Topic: Firefox ESR extensions
Replies: 5
Views: 2084

Re: Firefox ESR extensions

I'm using all three on Firefox 62 and they work fine. Should work on ESR 60.2.0.
by tek10
11 Sep 2018 01:54
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: New ISOs in ce/testing
Replies: 303
Views: 48420

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Yesterday morning I installed SolydX EE to my System 76 Gazelle. Pop!-OS wasn’t to my liking and surprisingly, startup times were much longer than I experience on my 9 year old HP laptop with SolydX-9, plus the touchpad didn’t function totally to my satisfaction, despite the laptop coming with Pop!-...
by tek10
12 Jul 2018 03:29
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: WHY is this OS so SUPER SLOW??
Replies: 2
Views: 1800

Re: WHY is this OS so SUPER SLOW??

A minor point first, SolydK is based on Debian Stable rather than Mint. I'm running SolydK on an older system using an AMD A10-5800K with 8 GB RAM and a hybrid hard drive, not even an ssd. It performs very smooth and fast for me. For example, after starting up the system today I ran an analysis: $ s...
by tek10
23 Mar 2018 01:04
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: SolydXK on Social Media
Replies: 18
Views: 4125

Re: SolydXK on Social Media

While I voted no, since I have absolutely no use for Facebook and only as a last resort look up information on it, there are many peolpe who use it as their "go to source." After further thought, a basic info page that directs those interested in learning more to the SolydXK websight couldn't hurt.
by tek10
22 Mar 2018 02:16
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: New ISOs in ce/testing
Replies: 303
Views: 48420

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

I tested the new Solydx iso as a live usb. The only issue I found was Document Viewer and LibreOffice would not run in live mode. After installation in a VB, they worked fine. Love the performance in VB.
by tek10
02 Feb 2018 04:07
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Improve on-line privacy of users - Firefox add-ons poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1877

Re: Improve on-line privacy of users - Firefox add-ons poll

While there's overlap in the function of Privacy Badger and uBlock Origin they work different enough to complement each other. Privacy Badger "learns" and improves with use without requiring custom configuration or settings, making it especially good for less knowledgeable users. I think that makes ...
by tek10
01 Feb 2018 04:36
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Improve on-line privacy of users
Replies: 23
Views: 10985

Re: Improve on-line privacy of users

I install Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin, and HTTPS Everywhere on both Firefox and Vivaldi on all my systems. Lately I've been trying out CanvasBlocker. That said I also prefer minimal add-ons installed by default. The above four make a lot of sense though... Maybe the best way to go is a page on the...
by tek10
12 Dec 2017 05:32
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Notification of Updates
Replies: 14
Views: 1904

Re: Notification of Updates

The same issue occurs on my system. I’m using SolydX 9 on a HP G60 laptop. While I have very occasionally seen an update notice, most often I don’t and I check for updates in the terminal once a week. An additional thing I’ve noticed is when Package Updater is opened it shows: Checking for updates ....
by tek10
04 Dec 2017 00:59
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Please replace ESR by Firefox standard
Replies: 7
Views: 2469

Re: Please replace ESR by Firefox standard

One of the reasons I like Solydx is the default use of Firefox-esr.
by tek10
27 Jul 2017 00:47
Forum: Bug Control
Topic: SolydX-9 - Setting up Desktop Background
Replies: 20
Views: 5180

Re: SolydX-9 - Setting up Desktop Background

I believe I've figured out the way to to select a folder with the image you want to select for the background. Lets say you have two subfolders in your Pictures folder that have background images. One called Walls and one called Wallpapers. Open Desktop Settings. In "Folder:" select Other... The Sel...
by tek10
26 Jul 2017 03:39
Forum: Bug Control
Topic: SolydX-9 - Setting up Desktop Background
Replies: 20
Views: 5180

Re: SolydX-9 - Setting up Desktop Background

I'm using Solydx-9 and I can verify the same problem Matt is having. I have a subfolder in Pictures called Walls. When I open Desktop in Settings and try to navigate to the Walls subfolder it is grayed out. After setting an image as the desktop background using Thunar, I can then access all the imag...
by tek10
03 Jul 2017 04:27
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: SolydXK-9 RC2: testing upgrade, ISOs, changes and more
Replies: 136
Views: 23443

Re: SolydXK-9 beta: testing upgrade, ISOs, changes and more

Further testing reveals virtualbox is gone despite my excluding it from the purged files. It must have been in the obsolete.txt list for a reason. Any information would be appreciated. Synaptic shows a package installed called virtualbox-dkms.

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