32bit version

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Nomen Nescio
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32bit version

Postby Nomen Nescio » 14 Mar 2014 09:17

Hi,

I'm quite happy with SolydKBE after experimenting also with SolydXK on my two HP microservers and my old main rig.

On my old laptop I was also able to run SolydK (i think it was the ISO from September 2013) and SolydX.
I stayed with SolydX on this Portege m200 for performance reasons. Now after updating I have a blank
screen again...so

I was wondering if it is possible to install Debian Wheezy 32 bit version and then try to convert it to SolydKBE, but
then some kind of 32bit clone. Tips and tricks are welcome.

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ScottQuier
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Re: 32bit version

Postby ScottQuier » 14 Mar 2014 11:11

Nomen Nescio wrote: I was wondering if it is possible to install Debian Wheezy 32 bit version and then try to convert it to SolydKBE, but
then some kind of 32bit clone. Tips and tricks are welcome.
I'm not sure what this would get you aside from some sort of Frankenstein hybrid. How about we first attempt to fix the problem you are experiencing? To do that, we're going to need a bit more information.

Some questions:
  1. At what point does the blank screen appear?
  2. Do you have Plymouth installed and active?
  3. Please open a terminal window, execute the following command, and post the output back here

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    $ inxi -Fxx
Scott
Quoting zerozero, "The usage of PPA's in debian-based
systems is risky at best and entails serious compatibility
problems; usually it's the best way to destroy an install"

Nomen Nescio
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Re: 32bit version

Postby Nomen Nescio » 14 Mar 2014 17:21

Dear ScottQuier,

Thank you for quick reply. I decided not to use SolydXK on that old portege m200 because it's hardware is supported less and less (nvidia go5200m). Also I'm became a fanboy of KDE after getting acquainted with SolydXK (I lie a bit because i'm also dual booting with fedora 20 on my HP microservers). So I thought let's try SolydKBE, but the portege m200 doesn't support 64bit, which made mr post the question.

What I did was just installing Debian Wheezy KDE (32bit) and it worked out of the box (I had to use nomodeset nvidia.modeset=0) and to my surprise Plasma works quite smooth (at least that old fan isn't making to much noise yet).

More precise questions in the current situation would be:

How to make VLC play a lot of stuff like in Solyd?
(for me it's still not clear if I need to add an dedicated source for multimedia in Wheezy)
How to add synaptic in such a way I can use it without the root user password, but my own user password?
How to install/use firefox instead of Iceweasel?
How to make gtk applications look the same (oxygen style) like in Solyd?

The other extra applications like in SolydXK (apart from ddm etc.) I can obtain/install myself. I will use smxi for the nvidia driver.

BTW, I'm going to reinstall because my home partition doesn't show the common XDG-folders and synaptic wants a root password while I did the installation with only a user password (the debian way). I had this also a few months ago with
SolydXK so maybe that's something in the (debian)installer?

Regards, NN

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jsalpha2
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Re: 32bit version

Postby jsalpha2 » 14 Mar 2014 21:39

You can Solydify a Debian install. See this thread
http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=941

edit sources list

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gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
add the newest SolydX repos, **You need to swap the SolydKBE sources.list for this one** I was using SolydX.

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deb http://packages.solydxk.com/production/ solydxk main upstream import kdenext
deb http://debian.solydxk.com/production testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.solydxk.com/production/multimedia testing main non-free
deb http://debian.solydxk.com/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://community.solydxk.com/production/ solydxk main
then

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apt-get install solydxk-keyring --reinstall

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
It may be a monster, but I've tried it before. At this point Synaptic will allow you to delete IceWeasel and install Firefox.

Nomen Nescio
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Re: 32bit version

Postby Nomen Nescio » 16 Mar 2014 08:14

jsalpha2,

Thanks for explaining a way to Solidify a Debian install.

I just finished reinstalling Wheezy and added some other software and it's running well.
After I made a back-up I will maybe try your approach. The interesting thing now is that
KDE seems to run even better than when I tried SolydK (based on the fan noise /heat) but
I also replaced the laptop battery. During the installation proces I found this on the net:

https://sites.google.com/site/mydebiansourceslist/

Anyway I have to do another SolydKBE installation because I want to migrate my parents from XP to Solyd, but
this will be on one of my old rigs, so I can use SolydKBE directly.


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