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SparkyLinux 2.1 “Eris” Ultra Edition

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SparkyLinux 2.1 “Eris” Ultra Edition” has been released!

The system is built as all 2.x releases on Debian testing “Wheezy”.
All packages have been synchronized with Debian testing repositories of 23/01/2013.
It features customized ultra light and fast Openbox desktop.

What else?
– Fluxbox is out – I wasn’t happy with it so all my attention I put on Openbox
– standard Openbox exit option changed for Shutdown/Reboot/Log out
– added update-manager
– Polish repos mirror server changed for the Debian main one
– added a few new wallpapers
– added to menu:
— run application
— graphical, two panels file manager Tux Commander (as root as well) to have quick
   access to system files
— added AppFinder – an app for quick access and launching applications
— changed standard panel configurator Tint2Conf for TintWizard

SparkyLinux 2.1 Ultra is available for 32 and 64 bit machines.
Live i386 version needs to be logging in:
user: live
password: live
64 bit version desktop starts automatically (autologin).

Root password is blank.
If you have to work as superuser, use “sudo” (with no password):
sudo app-name

sudo su

To set up Live system’s root password:
sudo su

To install SparkyLinux on hard drive, run “SparkyLinux hard drive installer” icon (with GUI).
To run text mode installator, type:
sudo sparkylinux-installer

Minimum hardware requirements for “Ultra Edition”:
– CPU i386 or x86_64
– RAM memory 256 MB
– SWAP partition 512 MB
– DVD drive or USB Flash Disk
– for hard drive installation 5GB of disk space (minimum) – 10GB recommended

If you downloading via BitTorrent, please seed – I have limited access to the network.

SparkyLinux 2.1 Openbox

Many thanks for Albedo 0.64 for last minute consultations.


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  1. dave brown
    January 30th, 2013 at 09:01 | #1

    Nice. I noticed you misspelled ‘touch’ in the right click main menu.

  2. dave brown
    January 30th, 2013 at 09:02 | #2

    @dave brown
    sorry, not in the screenshot above, but on the live disc.

  3. joaonat
    January 30th, 2013 at 12:08 | #3

    Nice work.
    I just want to know what is the launch panel that you use.


  4. pavroo
    January 31st, 2013 at 00:44 | #4

    @ joaonat
    It’s Wbar

  5. pavroo
    January 31st, 2013 at 00:59 | #5

    @ dave brown
    Good Lord, you right :)
    Thanx Dave.

  6. joaonat
    January 31st, 2013 at 13:47 | #6



  7. mohmad khatab
    February 2nd, 2013 at 01:48 | #7

    this distro not sport to arabic langhtg

  8. Douglas Willett
    February 3rd, 2013 at 03:36 | #8

    Will skype (multiarch) run on the 64-bit?

  9. pavroo
    February 3rd, 2013 at 20:07 | #9

    @ Douglas Willet
    Yes, grab 64 bit version for Debian.

  10. Dr.Saleem Khan Marwat
    February 4th, 2013 at 13:59 | #10

    Like your distro and openbox is my favourite , It would be great if you base your distro on ubuntu or arch linux rather than debian because both of these offer latest packages than can debian offer.

    All the best .

  1. February 2nd, 2013 at 16:47 | #1
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