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Offline dhinds

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Sparky Ultra Openbox is Better than ever
« on: March 02, 2015, 05:31:02 pm »
After doing a full upgrade everything important seems to work as desired, as the main system on the main desktop computer.  In fact, I am thinking of installing installing it on the other machines also.The question is, whether I should remaster this installation or create an installation from the Sparky Base or Openbox editions, adding the applications that made it Ultra, when that was still offered.

Opinions?  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Sparky Ultra Openbox is Better than ever
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 06:04:22 pm »
If you'd like to move the system you have already configured on your machine with all the apps you installed - make custom iso image.
Install sparky-backup-sys package, clean out all debs:
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apt-get cleanthen run Sparky Backup System.
It's the easiest way to do so.

Installing new Sparky Base iso image  lets you configure the system from the beginning, but some apps are not available any more they were offered for Sparky Ultra.
Nothing is easy as it looks.

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Re: Sparky Ultra Openbox is Better than ever
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 08:38:28 pm »
Thank you for your rapid response, from Warsaw.

If you'd like to move the system you have already configured on your machine with all the apps you installed - make custom iso image.
Install sparky-backup-sys package,

sparky-backup-sys is already installed and up to date. Do I still need to run the following code?

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clean out all debs:

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apt-get clean

then run Sparky Backup System.
It's the easiest way to do so.[/quote]

I'm not certain about what you mean.  I should run:

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apt-get clean sparky-backup-sys
Is that what you recommend?

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Installing new Sparky Base iso image lets you configure the system from the beginning, but some apps are not available any more they were offered for Sparky Ultra.

But they are in the Respositories, I assume.

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Re: Sparky Ultra Openbox is Better than ever
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 09:33:42 pm »
If you have sparky-backup-sys package installed, you have what you need already.
Then run:
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sudo apt-get cleanto remove all deb package to reduct the new iso image size.
Then run Sparky Backup System application from Menu-> System to make a new iso image from your present system.
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But they are in the Respositories, I assume.
Not everything.
Sparky Center Openbox is removed from repos time ago and Marchob-Menu as well.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2015, 11:01:52 pm by pavroo »
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Re: Sparky Ultra Openbox is Better than ever
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 03:45:34 pm »
If you have sparky-backup-sys package installed, you have what you need already.
Then run:
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sudo apt-get cleanto remove all deb package to reduce the new iso image size.
Then run Sparky Backup System application from Menu-> System to make a new iso image from your present system.
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But they are in the Respositories, I assume.
Not everything.
Sparky Center Openbox is removed from repos time ago and Marchob-Menu as well.

That may be why I was unable to find Sparky Wine Wrapper in Sparky Center after the upgrade, although it is installed - so I made it a favorite on the xfce4-panel that I use instead of the wbar, below.

I would like to send a screenshot of the Sparky / Debian wallpaper I installed last night, but the tif image is 2.3 mb.  How can I do that?

Since CrunchBang's developer has announced his intention to discontinue support and Manjaro has moved Manjarobox to the Community development section, there is a real need for a fully functional openbox system, which is what I have found Sparky Ultra Openbox to be.

I say that because a significicant number of Openbox System users would recognize and benefit from the value of such an offerring (which I am using to post this) from Sparky Linux, if you have the time and inclination.

Do you have an application list for the original Sparky Linux Ultra Openbox on hand?

Thanks in advance, Pavroo.

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Re: Sparky Ultra Openbox is Better than ever
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2015, 03:53:53 pm »
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I was unable to find Sparky Wine Wrapper in Sparky Center
I removed it from Sparky Center, but it is still available in our repos and from the Menu-> System after installing.
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I would like to send a screenshot of the Sparky / Debian wallpaper I installed last night, but the tif image is 2.3 mb.  How can I do that?
Send the screenshot to a photos free service and then past a link from it to our forums.
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Do you have an application list for the original Sparky Linux Ultra Openbox on hand?
Sorry, I don't, but I can run the old Sparky Ultra iso image and make a list if you'd like.
Nothing is easy as it looks.

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Re: Sparky Ultra Openbox is Better than ever
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2015, 04:37:22 pm »
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I would like to send a screenshot of the Sparky / Debian wallpaper I installed last night, but the tif image is 2.3 mb.  How can I do that?
Send the screenshot to a photos free service and then past a link from it to our forums.

https://imgur.com/T6VmU6u SparkBang ScreenShot

Although I used the "Insert Hyperlink" Icon to post the above, it does NOT seem to be a clickable link, so the address may have to be copied and pasted into a web browser's address box.

This is the source of the Wallpaper:  http://box-look.org/content/show.php/Debian+Elagant+Brit+Wallpaper?content=150282

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Do you have an application list for the original Sparky Linux Ultra Openbox on hand?
Sorry, I don't, but I can run the old Sparky Ultra iso image and make a list if you'd like.

Yes, please do - when you have time (it's not urgent, but may be important).

I see that the Sparky Ultra Openbox 3.2 isos are still available frome sourceforge.  What would have to be done to make them compatible with the current (3.6) Sparky Openbox version?
« Last Edit: March 03, 2015, 06:11:27 pm by dhinds »

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Re: Sparky Ultra Openbox is Better than ever
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2015, 06:54:38 pm »
This...?
In Chrome, go to URl, right click wallpaper, choose "copy image url", paste in sparky thread with "insert image'.... ;)
http://box-look.org/CONTENT/content-pre1/150282-1.png

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Re: Sparky Ultra Openbox is Better than ever
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2015, 08:00:51 pm »
This...?
In Chrome, go to URl, right click wallpaper, choose "copy image url", paste in sparky thread with "insert image'.... ;)
http://box-look.org/CONTENT/content-pre1/150282-1.png

That's the wall paper but not the screenshot (with tint2, Conky & the xfce4-panel).

And pavroo wanted it uploaded to a photo sharing site (it's 2.3 mb).
« Last Edit: March 03, 2015, 08:50:32 pm by dhinds »

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Re: Sparky Ultra Openbox is Better than ever
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2015, 09:20:17 pm »
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And pavroo wanted it uploaded to a photo sharing site
So you did, but you can use "Insert image" button to display it on the forum.
Nothing is easy as it looks.

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Re: Sparky Ultra Openbox is Better than ever
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2015, 01:25:46 am »
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And pavroo wanted it uploaded to a photo sharing site
So you did, but you can use "Insert image" button to display it on the forum.

https://imgur.com/T6VmU6u
« Last Edit: March 04, 2015, 02:23:06 am by dhinds »

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Re: Sparky Ultra Openbox is Better than ever
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2015, 02:26:39 am »
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And pavroo wanted it uploaded to a photo sharing site
So you did, but you can use "Insert image" button to display it on the forum.

I am inserting the url linked to the photo sharing site between the
https://imgur.com/T6VmU6u.png
placed by the insert image button, but it doesn't work using either qupzilla or chrome.

Why?
« Last Edit: March 04, 2015, 04:51:38 pm by dhinds »

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Re: Sparky Ultra Openbox is Better than ever
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2015, 01:08:44 pm »
Probably you have used a link to the web page where your screenshot is placed.
To insert image via forum's button use direct patch to image file with extension such as: .png, .jpg, .jpeg, etc., for example:
A link with your image.png is: https://i.imgur.com/T6VmU6u.png
Inserted image.png:
https://i.imgur.com/T6VmU6u.png
« Last Edit: March 04, 2015, 01:10:33 pm by pavroo »
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Re: Sparky Ultra Openbox is Better than ever
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2015, 01:46:09 pm »
Nope, doesn't work for me either.... :o

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Re: Sparky Ultra Openbox is Better than ever
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2015, 04:10:06 pm »
Iceweasel doesn't want to display it every time, don't not why?
But it works fine in Chromium and Qupzilla I checked now.

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Yes, please do - when you have time (it's not urgent, but may be important).
Ready.
i486 list:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sparkylinux/files/ultra/sparkylinux-3.2-i486-ultra-package-list.txt/download
x86_64 list:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sparkylinux/files/ultra/sparkylinux-3.2-x86_64-ultra-package-list.txt/download
Nothing is easy as it looks.