Review box

Last Updated on: 10th July 2018, 09:20 pm


12 thoughts on “Review box”

  1. Great to read that Sparkylinux shall evolve into stable.

    That’s my mind made up.

    Happy New Year!!!

  2. If you uninstall Midori, then you are forced to install Firefox ESR.
    If you uninstall Firefox ESR, then you are forced to install Firefox.
    If you uninstall Firefox, then you are forced to install Firefox ESR, and so on.
    I want Vivaldi, only, but dpkg does not recognise it as having been installed.

      • Hi Pavroo,

        Thanks for your explanation.

        I installed Vivaldi first, but uninstalling Midori still forced installation of Firefox ESR, and so on.

        In the long run, because of major disfunctional issues with Vivaldi, I’ve settled for Firefox.

        Oh, and thanks for including WPS Office in the repository: I consider it essential.

        All-in-all, this is a very neat distro.

  3. SparkyLinux is great live, but can only be installed successfully using the simple installer, because the advanced sparkylinux-installer gui fails at installation step (the gui disappears, and there is no further information given) and the sparkylinux-installer text-mode does not let you use any keymap other than US qwerty, and even then it is impossible to log in, because passwords are not accepted.

    So, for now, it’s simple install only, with no administrator password, only user password.

    Please can this be fixed so a secure installation can be performed, with the correct keymap, preferably with the option to encrypt the installation?

    Apart from these issues, Sparky is the best Openbox fronted distro I’ve ever used.

    Bardzo piekna.

    • Actually, the secure installation bug is a feature of (Debian testing based) Ubuntu 16.04/16.04.1, so it’s presumably an upstream development bug, and it doesn’t seem to be getting fixed. If anything, it’s worse in 16.04.1: the partitioner doesn’t even work properly.

      In other words, this is not a SparkyLinux specific bug.

  4. Where can I find a user forum for Sparky, where I can ask questions regarding Internet access via a router???

      • Is it ‘true rolling release’ only because Sid/unstable repositories are available, or is it ‘semi rolling release’ because of package/release version freezing by Debian upstream, or is it ‘rolling release’ because there are several apt repositories available, or is it ‘kind of rolling release’ because of all of these factors?

  5. Hello! I’ve only been using SparkyLinux for a few days, but in my experience with Linux distros it’s doing a great job! I’m using it on an old laptop. I was just looking for a distro that would do simple stuff like web surfing an office tasks, but SparkyLinux lets me do that and more.

    I would like to report a bug though, but the Sourceforge Ticket page won’t let me create one. The problem I have is minor. Whenever I boot my computer the background I had is gone. It’s replaced by a green-blue “Vertical Gradient” is the term listed in the desktop background changer.

    I have also noticed that although I set Automatic-Login on when I installed, but I always have to go through the login prompt despite that.

    It is a great distro so far and other than those two minor issues I haven’t had any trouble using it or customizing it. Keep up the good work! 🙂

    Nobilis N4036 Laptop (2008)
    Model #: L55ii0
    CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core (I don’t know the actual version but I believe it’s a Pentium 4
    OS: x86
    RAM: 2 GB
    OEM: Windows Vista Business


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