SparkyLinux 2.0 RC Trinity is out


Over a month ago I started testing Trinty – a fork of KDE 3.x – I was curious of progress of the TDE project. My tests went fairly hard, mainly due to lack of time and a few bugs. This week I was able to complete all the things so I decided to make an iso image of Sparky with TDE.

The project Trinity goes well (in my way) and I hope it will be developed in the future.
I’m not a big fan (never been) of GNOME 3 and KDE 4, but GNOME 2 and KDE 3 is a completely different story.

SparkyLinux 2.0 RC Trinity is based on Debian ‘stable’ branch ‘Wheezy’, that’s why has gotten number 2. It runs on Linux kernel 3.2, but added backports repository will let you install a newer kernel. All packages have been updated from Debian and Trinity repositories as of 2013-11-30. The Trinity environment and all its components are in version

SparkyLinux Trinity features the default set of drivers, codecs, plugins and apps, such as:
internet: akregator, iceweasel, kget, kmail, ksirc, ktorrent, konqueror, konversation, kopete, krdc, krfb, wicd
multimedia: amarok, k3b, kmix, krec, smplayer2, vlc
graphics: gimp, gwenview, ksnapshot, kooka
office: kaddressbook, karm, knotes, korganizer, kpdf, kpresenter, kspread, kword, kexi

The Live system Live runs in English only (en_US). You can set your locale when installing Sparky on a hard/usb drive. After installation TDE needs a language package to be installed – read README.TXT file and set the new language in TDE Control Center.

64 bit system supports installation of 32 bit packages.

Minimum system requirements:
– CPU i386 or amd64
– RAM memory 384MB
– 5GB of hard drive or flash USB stick for installation – 10GB recommended
– an optical drive or USB port

Sparky Trinity 32 bit consumes 115 MB of RAM memory only (on my machine) so I think it’s really good result. 64 bit version uses two times more RAM than 32 bit – it’s about 220MB.

I wanna say that it’s a kind of experiment and I don’t know I will keep developing the version.
If somebody will be interesting with that, we can talk about that at our forum.

SparkyLinux 2.0 Trinity


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SparkyLinux 2.1.1 MATE Edition is out


It’s available new iso images of SparkyLinux 2.1.1 “Eris” MATE Edition.

On the beginning of April, the MATE team published new version of MATE environment 1.6.
SparkyLinux 2.1 MATE Edition features MATE 1.4. It can be a little difficult to make clear upgrade of MATE, so I decided to make new iso images, which provide full system updates.

What’s new:
– Linux kernel 3.2.41
– MATE 1.6 updated from MATE project’s repos
– rest of packages have been updated from Debiana testing repos of 24/04/2013

If you already updated SparkyLinux 2.1 MATE with no problems, just ignor this message.
If you found problems, backup your personal data and make fresh system installation overwriting the old one.


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SparkyLinux 2.1 “Eris” is out


I am happy to announce the final versions of SparkyLinux “Eris” 2.1 e17/LXDE, 2.1 MATE Edition and update of 2.1.1 Ultra Edition.

Iso images provides bugs fixing, updates and new features. All new images of SparkyLinux “Eris” have been synchronised between themselves, and all packages upgraded from Debian testing repos of 15/03/2013.

New live system provides:
– Linux kernel 3.2.39-2
– minor bugs fixing
– live system works on USB stick fixing
– full system installation on USB stick
– new set of wallpapers

Live system’s user name is: live
password: live

Many thanks for new default’s system’s wallpapers for Kynes.

If you downloading via BitTorrent, please seed.

SparkyLinux 2.1 LXDE


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SparkyLinux 2.1 rc “Eris”


SparkyLinux 2.1 rc “Eris” (Main Edition) is out.
The system is built as all 2.x releases on Debian testing “Wheezy”.

New iso e17/LXDE providing a lot of updates, bug fixing and new features, such as:
– Linux kernel 3.2.35
– Enlightenment 0.17.1
– all packages have been updates
– fixed USB Live system works
– added full system installation on USB stick
– new wallpapers and LaGaDesk-BlackWhite icon set
– added 12 new Enlightenment’s themes

To change the desktop between e17 and LXDE at Live system log out and log in back:
user: live
password: live

Thank’s for:
– Mati75 for iso mirror serwer
– Artram and Kynes for wallpapers

Test SparkyLinux and report any bug please.

SparkyLinux 2.1


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Live system missing permission

Copping iso image onto USB Pen/Flash Drive, it seems that the file can’t be copied correctly.

I’ve been used UNetbootin, SparkyLinux USB Creator/Remastersys USB Tool many times and not every time the system has been booted well.

1. The network-manager applet does not let to manage wireless networks.


Wireled networks start working automatically.

2. Mounting other disk partitions can’t be done.


3. Can’t shut the Live system down – only Log out option.
To perform closing down the Live system run in terminal:
sudo halt

I have not found a solution for that yet.
To avoid the problems I suggest to run SparkyLinux from DVD drive – it works very well.

Updating 22/02/2013
This bug has been fixed.
From SparkyLinux 2.1 Ultra and 2.1 rc MATE the system is free of the problem now.


SparkyLinux on DVD with Linux & Android Magazine



We are pleased to announce that in partnership with our SparkyLinux 2.0 “Eris” appeared on the DVD in the most popular Linux magazine in Poland – Linux & Android Magazine. It’s available on DVD with the 2012.12 L&AM.

If you have not yet tried the SparkyLinux and have you not seen how is it works, just purchase the magazine.


LinuxMagazine 2012.12