QT 5.7.0 doesn’t support GTK theming


The QT 5.7.0 doesn’t support GTK theming, so after upgrade Qt related packages, the Qt based applications look… not really nice on GTK based desktops. How to fix it: sudo apt update sudo apt install qt5-style-plugins Then: sudo nano /etc/environment and past into the file: QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME=gtk2 then: sudo reboot That’s all. The first screen shows … Read more

Authentication agent issue

  Du to issue with ‘policykit-1-gnome’ authentication agent I moved a newer version of the package from Sid to Sparky repos. Desktop environments which use the agent need to upgrade the package to the newest version and reboot to take effects. Window managers/Desktop environments available and pre-configured for Sparkers via APTus and MinimalGUI/CLI iso images … Read more

VirtualBox related issue

  Today’s system upgrade breaks Sparky installation installed on the VirtualBox. There is problem with loading Lightdm/SDDM and the graphics. Solution: install ‘virtualbox-guest-utils’ before rebooting the system: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-utils  

Login screen failed

Reported issue: the login screen (lightdm) doesn’t start after the first boot from a hard drive, after installing Sparky. Possible reason: plymouth To temporary handle with that, edit kernel starts options via GRUB. Press ‘e’ key to edit it. Go to the end of the line started with “linux” and delete ‘quiet splash’ options. Than … Read more

System Upgrade issue

  One of our users reported an issue (and I found it too on one on my sparky installations) with the System Upgrade tool (sparky-aptus-upgrade package). The tool had a problem with greping a very long list of available packages to be upgraded. It can happen if you made fresh Sparky installation using our iso … Read more