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by Zill
06 Sep 2013 15:42
Forum: Software
Topic: [Closed] Strange Fstab
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: [Closed] Strange Fstab

ane champenois: It has not been necessary to have a cdrom entry in the /etc/fstab file for some time now. Mounting of CD/DVD drives should now happen automatically if the device has been detected at boot. In order to eliminate any configuration problem I suggest you try rebooting the PC with a Live ...
by Zill
28 Aug 2013 14:06
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I use checkinstall when installing from source?
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

Re: Should I use checkinstall when installing from source?

...Merely wondering what if I really needed the latest version of a trusted application and, say, that version would be available at the website of the trusted application but not yet in Deb, perhaps not even in Deb Sid... The key word here is "need"! IMHO, very few users actually need an applicati...
by Zill
24 Aug 2013 16:52
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Home Server Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Re: Home Server Questions

protocol77: I understand why you want a GUI at this stage of your Linux knowledge but I suggest that, if the machine will only run as a server, then there is no need for a GUI long-term. GUIs add a lot of unnecessary bloat to a server installation, and therefore require more updates to keep on top o...
by Zill
22 Aug 2013 10:40
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: rss feed of the forums?
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

Re: rss feed of the forums?

I don't know of one for the forums but the SolydXK RSS feed is at http://solydxk.com/feed
by Zill
21 Aug 2013 12:21
Forum: Installation
Topic: ISO's 201308 - progress (or not)
Replies: 130
Views: 27702

Re: ISO's 201308 - progress (or not)

Schoelje wrote:I've added Lucky Backup to the iso's...
An excellent choice of backup software for the default installation. I use LB here and it has proved a very reliable backup tool with a (relatively!) simple user interface for rsync and cron scheduling.

Looking forward to seeing the new ISO.
by Zill
17 Aug 2013 14:30
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: An old-timer writes...
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Re: An old-timer writes...

Thanks for the welcome, timber. I have used KDE in the past and, on the plus side, found it to be very configurable (possibly too configurable!) with plenty of eye-candy such as Plasma. However, on the negative side, I found it to be quite bloated and rather buggy (e.g. akonadi) compared with Gnome2...
by Zill
14 Aug 2013 22:21
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: An old-timer writes...
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Re: An old-timer writes...

Thank you for the welcome zerozero and I am pleased to join the Solyd community. I will help as much as I can as my knowledge of the distro improves. I am about to retire my trusty old Ubuntu Lucid system and so am certainly happy to EXTERMINATE the atrocious Unity system that Canonical expect me to...
by Zill
14 Aug 2013 21:50
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: An old-timer writes...
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Re: An old-timer writes...

Thanks for the welcome, Schoelje

Yes, we Daluxes get on quite well with The Doctor, it is our cousins the Daleks who have a problem with him. ;-)
by Zill
13 Aug 2013 22:09
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: An old-timer writes...
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Re: An old-timer writes...

RalphB: Yep - it's a small world. ;-)

Mind you, it's quite a while since I last used Mepis - around 2008 I think!
by Zill
13 Aug 2013 20:48
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: An old-timer writes...
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

An old-timer writes...

I have been running various Linux distros for around ten years now, starting with Mandrake (now Mandriva) then moving on to Mepis, various 'buntus and now LMDE/MATE and CrunchBang. As I do not want (or need) the latest shiny new release, I particularly liked the advantages of the LMDE "semi-rolling"...

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