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by tacos40
08 Sep 2014 17:46
Forum: Installation
Topic: GRUB install /dev/sda1 by mistake... How to recover Windows
Replies: 0
Views: 736

GRUB install /dev/sda1 by mistake... How to recover Windows

Hello, MISTAKE: When installing SolydX in another laptop... I made a mistake, specifying to install GRUB at /dev/sda1 where Microsoft Windows lives :shock: . My original intention wasn't to specify the standard /dev/sda (MBR) but /dev/sda6 , the partition for SolydX, to leave original booting untouc...
by tacos40
08 Sep 2014 08:26
Forum: Bug Control
Topic: 3rd install attempt, password not recognized
Replies: 32
Views: 6854

Re: 3rd install attempt, password not recognized

just another shot in the dark: WHITE SPACES (for example, at the end of you supposed password) Explanation : It's common practice to 'double click' a word to copy&paste. Then Murphy visits you including the right-side invisible character following that word (commonly a whitespace but could be a CR/L...
by tacos40
05 Sep 2014 22:10
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: SolydC - How to add Cinnamon 2.0 to SolydXK
Replies: 45
Views: 16301

Re: SolydC - How to add Cinnamon 2.0 to SolydXK

Cinnamon is eye candy but I am beginning to stop loving it: I must admit it tends to attract bugs or incompatibilities with "other" applications or packages, not easy to assess or troubleshoot. I won't expect a lasting / stable personalized desktop configuration; it will likely break at some future ...
by tacos40
04 Sep 2014 14:53
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Desktop scaling
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Desktop scaling

Hello,

Long story short, XFCE: graphical Settings Manager -> Appearance icon -> Fonts tab ->
- Default font and/or
- Custom DPI setting

Hope it helps :geek:
by tacos40
04 Sep 2014 12:30
Forum: Installation
Topic: Trouble installing SolydX-64 in UEFI-mode
Replies: 27
Views: 12966

Re: Trouble installing SolydX-64 in UEFI-mode

So far, so good. SolydX works perfectly under GPT/UEFI environment, update included, of course. Moreover, making "booting backup" of this GPT/UEFI thing is easier to manage than legacy MBR/BIOS (e.g. copying entire ESP partition to a replica in USB where rEFInd tool is included; handy). Difficulty i...
by tacos40
31 Aug 2014 00:39
Forum: Installation
Topic: Trouble installing SolydX-64 in UEFI-mode
Replies: 27
Views: 12966

SHORTER Step by Step installing SolydX-64 in UEFI-mode

Looking back... the keypoints would be reduced to this short list ;-) = a) Get REFIND , a tool to boot an OS when this OS can't boot by itself b) When SolydX is in Live mode, ensure it's in EFI mode c) Install SolydX in HD and reboot your new SolydX (in HD) ...thru REFIND d) Verify you see folders u...
by tacos40
30 Aug 2014 01:33
Forum: Installation
Topic: Trouble installing SolydX-64 in UEFI-mode
Replies: 27
Views: 12966

STEP by STEP installing SolydX-64 in UEFI-mode

[SOLVED in my case] Below you will find a "step by step" list of what I did to install SolydX-64 (2014/05) in a laptop (Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720) with pre-installed MS Windows 8; both OSs dual booting in "UEFI" mode. I've enumerated the list for easier understanding of the whole idea. I'm NOT an ex...
by tacos40
27 Aug 2014 22:33
Forum: Installation
Topic: Trouble installing SolydX-64 in UEFI-mode
Replies: 27
Views: 12966

Re: Trouble installing SolydX-64 in UEFI-mode

Hello everybody, I've been reading this wonderful thread among others in this forum and lots of pages about EFI, GPT, ESP, refind, rufus, debian, fedora, etc, etc to understand what is behind this and being able to install SolydX in "EFI mode". I'm happy to say I've been able to create a successful ...
by tacos40
27 Jul 2014 02:49
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, from Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 1997

Re: Hello, from Spain

INTERESTING: [Solved] [Another story] "cups" (printing service) was failing always to start. Solution = Remove "/tmp" as being a SYMLINK to "/var/tmp". In other words, make bot ditectories independent; reboot. Explanation: This is important specially if you use "systemd" (as I do, upon rushing towar...
by tacos40
27 Jul 2014 01:20
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, from Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 1997

Re: Hello, from Spain

[Solved] Long story short: Just remove "pulseaudio" (e.g. using Synaptics). What I have recovered: VLC starts always, VLC plays sound; Firefox/youtube dont freeze, Firefox/youtube play sound ( 4 x :) ) What's lost removing this?... (Pulse Audio sound Server) : I dont know yet :roll: Why happened thi...
by tacos40
26 Jul 2014 18:29
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, from Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 1997

Re: Hello, from Spain

Hello again, Upon using SolydX more than a week I've seen correct behaviour, fixed other minor problems, though not specific of ths distribution (the famous case of machine RESTARTING instead of SHUTTING DOWN due to USB power/control bug). However, I'm sad to say this is not as solid as I expected :...
by tacos40
14 Jul 2014 16:35
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, from Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 1997

Hello, from Spain

Hello everybody! I'm happy having found SolydXK recently, upon searching the web 'my way' for new Linux distros. It's almost unknown in Spain, afaik. Congratulations for creating and maintaining this distro! . My wife told me the desktop was very nice and this observation is quite a compliment :) Up...

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