SparkyLinux MinimalCLI (Command Line Interface) Edition is a flavor of Sparky shipped with no X Server.
If features as small set of preinstalled packages as possible to let you build any desktop environment on the top of Debian testing.
SparkyLinux CLI features only:
The live system user name is: live
The password is: live
Root password is blank, so to work as root, type:
All Sparky spins, including CLI Edition are offered with all available Wi-fi drivers preinstalled. It lets you connect to the internet, specially via wireless devices.
As of Sparky release 4.3, the Wicd and Ceni have been removed and replaced with the Network Manager.
To set the network connection manually, run the command:
Connection to the internet via Wicd-Cli (not in use in Sparky CLI spin any more).
Find available networks:
wicd-cli -y -l
wicd-cli --wireless -n [network-name] -m [ESSID] -c
Get more info:
wicd-cli --help man wicd-cli
Wicd has a text based interface which can be run via the command:
SparkyLinux CLI has a text based Advanced Installer preinstalled as default. The installer offers support for installation on BIOS and UEFI machines.
Run it via the command:
Starting from SparkyLinux version 4.3, the installer lets you install one of 20 (about) desktops of your choice. Check HowTo SparkyLinux Minimal.