SparkyLinux 3.0 beta1 Core is out


SparkyLinux 3.0 beta1 Core “Annagerman” is ready for testing.
It has been built on the “testing” branch of Debian GNU/Linux “Jessie”.
It’s designed for people who want to build their own desktop over the top of Debian testing
or unstable Sid.

What is inside of Sparky Core Live?
1. Debian testing base system, synchronized with Debian testing repos of 27/05/2013.
2. SparkyLinux text mode installer, which can be run:
sudo sparkylinux-installer

3. Set of wireless network cards drivers.
Some of them require to load a module before Ceni starts.

4. Ceni network manager, to be run (in Live system):

sudo ceni

After hard/usb drive installation:


5. Elinks web browser
6. Centerim instant messenger
7. Ufw
8. unzip, unrar, p7zip-full, htop, ntfs-3g, nano
9. Midnight Commander file manager & ftp client
10. Set of Sparky wallpapers located in /opt/wallpapers/ dir.

Sparky Core uses repos as default:
– Debian testing
– Debian Sid (non active)
– Liquorix – newer Linux kernel
– Opera web browser
– Google-Chrome web browser
– PlayOnLinux

If your machine needs newer Linux kernel, install it after hard/usb drive installation:
apt-get update
apt-cache search linux-image
apt-get install linux-image-version

If you prefer Debian unstable then testing, simply change repository at ‘source.list’ file:

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

  and do full system upgrade:
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

Live system’s user name: live
Password: live
Root password is blank.

SparkyLinux Core iso images are available for 32 and 64 bit machines.


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SparkyLinux 3.0 beta1 is out


SparkyLinux 3.0 beta1 code name “Annagerman” is ready for testing.

Sparky 3.x has been built on the “testing” branch of Debian GNU/Linux “Jessie”.
Annagerman is a name of a main-belt asteroid named after the Polish singer Anna German.


Sparky 3 provides a few big changes, such as:

1. Locales in Live system
Sparky Live has over 20 preconfigured locales available at system’s startup:
Arabic, Chines, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindu, Hungarian, Italian, Japanase, Korean, Polish, Portugese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish and Swedish.

Sparky 3 boot screen

2. Sparky Live text mode
If you have an old computer with small amount of RAM memory, you can run Sparky Installer in text mode with no X Server. To do that, choose “SparkyLinux text mode” from startup menu and run the installer:
sudo sparkylinux-installer

I do not know what is the minimum system requirements to run the text installer with no X.
The smallest power I have used on virtual machine to do testing installation was:
– CPU 720 MHz
– RAM memory 128 MB

Sparky text installer

3. SWAP in Live system
From now, Sparky Live can use an existing SWAP partition.
If you have SWAP partition on your hard or USB drive Sparky will detect and use it itself.

4. New applications
Added a few new applications:
– lxmed
– software center
– xdg-user-dir
– hardinfo
– blueman
– taskmanager
– disk manager

5. SparkyCenter
SparkyCenter is a completely new application.
It’s a small and simple app which gives you a quick access to the most important system settings.



All packages have been synchronized with Debian testing repos of 20/05/2013.

Live system’s user: live
Password: live
Root password is blank.

You do not have to install SparkyLinux from the beginning – it’s puree Debian testing.
If you have SparkyLinux installed on your machine, do full upgrade of all packages:
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

Please test new features and report any bug on our forum.



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