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by MoldMe
08 May 2014 01:12
Forum: Software
Topic: Automatic Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 2263

Re: Automatic Updates

@ScottQuier...I'm very much impressed with the civility I've experienced in the SolydXK forums so far. For me, lack of civility in a distro's forums can be a deal breaker for me when using a distro.
by MoldMe
08 May 2014 01:09
Forum: Software
Topic: YUMI
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Re: YUMI

I've tried the YUMI version for Linux and either it doesn't work, or I'm not understanding something. I loved using YUMI under Windows, but as some of you have indicated, distros not specifically supported may not work. In the past, I've had issues with trying to install/run CrunchBang and Siduction...
by MoldMe
08 May 2014 01:04
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why Is Update Manager Recommended for Updates?
Replies: 14
Views: 2567

Re: Why Is Update Manager Recommended for Updates?

rokytnji wrote:Say use smxi, sgfxi to a new user and see the. :?
I'm not a new user and I have stayed away from the smxi and sgfxi scripts because:

01) I don't completely understand what they do or how to use them
02) I don't appreciate the advantage of using them
by MoldMe
07 May 2014 23:56
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why Is Update Manager Recommended for Updates?
Replies: 14
Views: 2567

Re: Why Is Update Manager Recommended for Updates?

This is the kind of thing UM takes care of so that you don't have to; pre- and post-upgrade scripts and various useful whatnots that someone brand new to the whole mess, or someone who just plain prefers the GUI method is not likely to want to be concerned with. For those new to Solyd or to Linux i...
by MoldMe
07 May 2014 23:49
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Usage of Sid/Unstable repos with SolydXK
Replies: 19
Views: 7578

Re: Usage of Sid/Unstable repos with SolydXK

@zerozero...Very nice and detailed tutorial. Why do you pin the Debian Testing/Unstable repo at 50 versus 100?
by MoldMe
07 May 2014 23:46
Forum: Software
Topic: [SOLVED] Using Package(s) from Debian Testing/Unstable
Replies: 8
Views: 2048

Re: Using Package(s) from Debian Testing/Unstable

Thank you for the link, zerozero. That's a nice tutorial and affirms what I was planning to do. However, your tutorial doesn't address my question of what to do down the road if one decides to use the same package from the SolydXK repos versus the Testing/Unstable repos. I only want to install and u...
by MoldMe
07 May 2014 23:24
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: Help Requested: Editing Xfce Menu
Replies: 11
Views: 4034

Re: Help Requested: Editing Xfce Menu

I'm not a fan of the XFCE menu and editing it seems complicated to me. I much prefer using the menu that comes with the Openbox window manager. See my HOWTO to install and use the Openbox window manager under XFCE:

http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php ... 775#p34791
by MoldMe
07 May 2014 23:19
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOWTO: Replace XFWM with Openbox
Replies: 0
Views: 1861

HOWTO: Replace XFWM with Openbox

I prefer the menu system used by Openbox over the menu system provided by XFCE. To use Openbox and it's menu system, you need to install Openbox and replace XFWM (XFCE window manager) with Openbox as follows. 01) Install obmenu (this will also install openbox and obconf and two or three other pkgs),...
by MoldMe
07 May 2014 22:45
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: [SOLVED] laptop brightness
Replies: 4
Views: 1938

Re: laptop brightness

I believe this is controllable through the power settings. I'm not at my SolydX install right now, but try looking under Settings or right-click on the battery icon. Then check the settings under the Monitor tab for both the On AC and On Battery sections. 05/07/2014-01 edit: Right-click the battery ...
by MoldMe
07 May 2014 22:34
Forum: Software
Topic: Automatic Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 2263

Re: Automatic Updates

This should be equivalent since the updates pushed to Production are the same whether using Update Manager or apt. The repos are the same (where the packages are pulled), but the method used to pull those updates may have different results based on this post by zerozero... http://forums.solydxk.com...
by MoldMe
07 May 2014 22:30
Forum: Software
Topic: [SOLVED] Using Package(s) from Debian Testing/Unstable
Replies: 8
Views: 2048

[SOLVED] Using Package(s) from Debian Testing/Unstable

Currently, Gnu Privacy Assistant (gpa) is not available in the SolydXK or Debian Testing repos. I'm considering pulling the package from the Debian Unstable repo. What are the repercussions of doing this? I know it may introduce possible breakage. If and when gpa becomes available in the SolydXK rep...
by MoldMe
07 May 2014 21:44
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why Is Update Manager Recommended for Updates?
Replies: 14
Views: 2567

Re: Why Is Update Manager Recommended for Updates?

zerozero wrote:...furthermore, the pre and post-update tasks that it performs can in many situations be the difference between success and disaster.
Tasks such as...?
by MoldMe
07 May 2014 20:30
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why Is Update Manager Recommended for Updates?
Replies: 14
Views: 2567

Why Is Update Manager Recommended for Updates?

I read in a post on one of the forums that Update Manager is the recommended method of performing updates on a SolydXK system. Why is that? What benefit is Update Manager over apt-get or aptitude, my preferred methods of performing system updates on a Debian-based distro.
by MoldMe
04 May 2014 20:54
Forum: Software
Topic: Firefox 29.0
Replies: 13
Views: 3243

Re: Firefox 29.0

Yes but that is the manual method from mozilla and hasn't been checked against specific distro's. As there may or may not be issues as seen some serious issues bypassing repo version. That's why I like to wait for the official repo version. . It's stand alone...it shouldn't matter. The download fro...
by MoldMe
02 May 2014 19:47
Forum: Software
Topic: Firefox 29.0
Replies: 13
Views: 3243

Re: Firefox 29.0

Once installed (standalone), all you have to do to update Firefox is:

v28 and below -- access Help-About Firefox and click the Check for Updates button/link
v29 -- access Help-About Firefox
by MoldMe
02 May 2014 06:12
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Offer a light/minimal version
Replies: 22
Views: 7290

Re: Offer a light/minimal version

I realize it is not likely to happen, but a light version of SolydXK (perhaps with LXDE) (SoydL ?) would be a very attractive package to those seeking to reanimate older, slower systems that will not run Windows Vista, 7,or 8. CrunchBang Linux, featuring Openbox WM and Tint2 panel is attractive in ...
by MoldMe
02 May 2014 06:01
Forum: Installation
Topic: Switching to Bleeding?
Replies: 13
Views: 2473

Re: Switching to Bleeding?

I'm new to SolydXK, so I don't know how long it takes the devs to push out newer versions of Firefox. If you would rather have the newest version sooner, you could run Firefox as a portable app. These instructions might be of help if you decide to go that route.
by MoldMe
01 May 2014 16:21
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Offer a light/minimal version
Replies: 22
Views: 7290

Re: Offer a light/minimal version

I realize it is not likely to happen, but a light version of SolydXK (perhaps with LXDE) (SoydL ?) would be a very attractive package to those seeking to reanimate older, slower systems that will not run Windows Vista, 7,or 8. CrunchBang Linux, featuring Openbox WM and Tint2 panel is attractive in ...
by MoldMe
01 May 2014 16:07
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Secure file deletion SolydKX
Replies: 1
Views: 1106

Re: Secure file deletion SolydKX

...Another option is to use secure-delete (in the repos) from the command line when you want to securely delete sensitive files or folders.

Brief usage syntax:

srm <file>
srm <file1> <file2> ...
srm -R <folder>
srm -R <folder1> <folder2> ...
by MoldMe
01 May 2014 15:39
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Japan (こんにちは)
Replies: 7
Views: 2330

Re: Hello from Japan (こんにちは)

Arigato (bowing).

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