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by greywolf
04 Nov 2014 02:50
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Putting SolydXK to the test with new PC!
Replies: 15
Views: 2279

Re: Putting SolydXK to the test with new PC!

I'm getting a new PC tomorrow: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c04072202&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=6529490#N106 Naturally the first thing I'll do is disable the hard drive protection in the BIOS, and then clonezilla the entire HD before I let t...
by greywolf
20 Oct 2014 11:47
Forum: Software
Topic: link to version list?
Replies: 20
Views: 3484

Re: link to version list?

Some of what the op wants may be available through Distrowatch search function: http://distrowatch.com/search.php This extract is part of their Search options: Package searches Search the DistroWatch database for distributions using a particular package. If you are looking for a distribution with th...
by greywolf
11 Oct 2014 22:42
Forum: Customizations
Topic: Xfce desktop icon labels tweak
Replies: 5
Views: 4137

Re: Xfce desktop icon labels tweak

Link to tutorial and sample pic here , enjoy. Edit: Note; This does not work if you use the Greybird appearance theme. Thanks for this. First thing I always do on Xfce installs is get rid of "ancient" icon text settings! :) One bit of info if I may; the slightly better way to do this sort of thing ...
by greywolf
27 Sep 2014 13:51
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: Im wondering if anyone is still tracking sid?
Replies: 16
Views: 4335

Re: Im wondering if anyone is still tracking sid?

I have "VSIDO" running as my "production" Sid, loving it. I use Siduction kernels. I prefer them to Liquorix ones now. I am going to wait until the "new" mixture takes effect here; and then I will get a new Testing iso (EE is that right) and probably track that to Sid. I've been having some great fu...
by greywolf
27 Sep 2014 13:27
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Is XFCE on it's last legs?
Replies: 23
Views: 5353

Re: Is XFCE on it's last legs?

Just to, belatedly, add my 2 bobs worth to another of these wonderful discussions that in the end will solve nothing?! :? Linux developers are a bit like camels in the desert in that they can go a LONG while between drinks at the "trough" without being declared dead! As such, I think it is a bit ear...
by greywolf
24 Aug 2014 03:50
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: The new SolydXK - Q+A
Replies: 59
Views: 33890

Re: The new SolydXK - Q+A

Debian reality of life: Small development team = Stable + Backports!! It is just the logical move for a team with limited resources. I applaud it. I think you will have much more time to focus on adding REAL value to the base systems, as well as a good testing ground with "EE". LMDE is moving the sa...
by greywolf
02 Aug 2014 06:18
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Why does Ubuntu only create an OS and not other software
Replies: 11
Views: 2189

Re: Why does Ubuntu only create an OS and not other software

When Microsoft started its ancillary software development it held a virtual monopoly on the platform on which it could run. Its closed, proprietary nature meant it had no effective competition. Apple likewise, it created its own world to be King of though! Therefore, commercial success was assured e...
by greywolf
02 Aug 2014 06:04
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: What does Solyd mean, really?
Replies: 117
Views: 16528

Re: What does Solyd mean, really?

I'd like to concentrate on: Implementation of SELinux. Is a system still workable for a home user when SELinux is installed? HD Encryption. I believe we have several topics in this forum about the subject. We'll need to think about how to implement that in the live-installer, or would it be better ...
by greywolf
09 Jun 2014 07:17
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Dealing with deb-multimedia (DMO)
Replies: 11
Views: 4438

Re: Dealing with deb-multimedia (DMO)

wouldn't this be something kind of similar to what Stevo & crew over at Mepis does with their CR? Properly package, massage, or backport as needed (IMO "doing it right" as has ever also been Solyd's way from the beginning...) Anyway, doesn't matter, just thinking out loud.... In any case I'm all in...
by greywolf
09 Jun 2014 06:54
Forum: Software
Topic: Annoying Synatics problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: Annoying Synatics problem

Well it is nice to know it is a bug, sorry I mean feature!! :lol: At least I dont have to go hunting around my system to resolve it I think technically they call it a "regression" as it use to work as expected and does again. It only seems to be a problem in the version we have in the repos. Sooooo...
by greywolf
09 Jun 2014 06:43
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Default boot splash
Replies: 7
Views: 1620

Re: Default boot splash

........................ I find that boot splashes tend to calm those, um, Windows users who migrate to Linux. Explaining to them that "this is how real computers work" doesn't seem to help. :D All I can say is, you must associate with a pretty poor class of ex-Windows user. Nearly every one I have...
by greywolf
08 Jun 2014 10:42
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Dealing with deb-multimedia (DMO)
Replies: 11
Views: 4438

Re: Dealing with deb-multimedia (DMO)

Just some "top-of-the-head" thoughts, this needs a proper think: Why do we all use DMO? Play DVDs and run video codecs, yes? Taking the DVDs first; we need a reletively uptodate libdvdcss2. Rather than a repo for this why not do the same as the pepperflash plugin, design a shell wrapper that goes & ...
by greywolf
12 May 2014 13:37
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: LXQt 0.7.0 Released
Replies: 19
Views: 3346

Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

it is exciting news indeed ;) now, i just need the time to play with it :mrgreen: Like most folk supporting older machines, I too have been very interested in where this project goes. So, I loaded up a couple of older test partitions and had a good look at it for Siduction & Ubuntu. I think they ha...
by greywolf
12 May 2014 13:16
Forum: Installation
Topic: [Solved] First day not going well
Replies: 23
Views: 4316

Re: First day not going well

You need to supply your machine specs. I was trying to install most recent SolydK on some old machines recently (& other distros KDE BTW) and it was running out of memory. I am coming to the view that the newer KDE versions may well run in 1Gb memory once installed but they require 2Gb minimum to ru...
by greywolf
20 Apr 2014 23:46
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Update problems for Nvidia Go 7400 [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 874

Re: Update problems for Nvidia Go 7400 [SOLVED]

.............I have marked the issue as "SOLVED", even though I did not try it because I had already nuked the installation! :twisted: ............. Well, there are a number of people in the world who still think "nuking" everything is a "solution?? :roll: Not necessary anymore , the "superbugs" ar...
by greywolf
09 Apr 2014 22:49
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Driver Nvidia legacy-304xx and new kernel
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re: Driver Nvidia legacy-304xx and new kernel

I use Liquorix kernels pretty well exclusively on Desktop machines and ALWAYS use smxi/sgfxi for graphics driver installs. I can confirm SolydX, as well as MX-14 and Vsido Sid, all work perfectly fine on this 6 year old machine using kernel 3.13-6.dmz.1-liquorix-686 and Nvidia 304.119. FWIW, greywolf.
by greywolf
31 Mar 2014 10:52
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Permanant email andor domain name that is private and secur
Replies: 8
Views: 7223

Re: Permanant email andor domain name that is private and se

"If you build it, they will come!!" :) Perhaps if you have your own registered domain you will find a use for a website amongst either your existing customers or new ones? With your registered domain, all you need is any ISP account that offers a fixed IP address (usually under their business offeri...
by greywolf
22 Mar 2014 13:57
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [Experienced users only]: Have a glass of Australis
Replies: 23
Views: 6508

Re: [Experienced users only]: Have a glass of Australis

I have been checking out a "VSIDO" Sid-based distro the last few days (very nice I must say) and it has the new 29.? coming from the Mozilla repos. What a nightmare?!!! They have made some seriously silly changes IMHO, particularly on simple stuff like scrolling and tab operation. Having said that, ...
by greywolf
04 Mar 2014 05:53
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: The New Face Of KDE
Replies: 9
Views: 2277

Re: The New Face Of KDE

Thanks for posting as was considering doing so later in the week. And glad to here that KDE is rolling up their sleeves. And will be interesting to see where the rabbit hole goes. . Well, if KDE4 original revamp ( aka 'metaphor' Neo) was anything to go by; down into the sewers for a bit until Morph...
by greywolf
25 Feb 2014 23:57
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Looks like SolydXK is going be interviewed.
Replies: 39
Views: 6187

Re: Looks like SolydXK is going be interviewed.

Ongoing discussion in Linux Action Show about doing a Review and Interview. Looks like it's in the works. This is good news. Another chance to show the diversity of options on offer here. Hope it pans out. Reminds me of "Marketing 101" - identify an opportunity and grab it. There is an immense oppo...

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