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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: May 2018 Screenshot Thread
« on: May 30, 2018, 12:38:48 AM »
New mainline stable 4.16.7 seems pretty sharp.  Just a couple hours in so we'll see.



I had to shitcan 4.16 because I kept getting systemd blowups and crash and burns.. back to 4.15 and not a thing

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General Support / Re: n00b Question
« on: May 17, 2018, 11:37:20 PM »
VSIDO is and has literally been my desktop come to life for the last 6 or 7 years

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General Support / Re: n00b Question
« on: May 17, 2018, 10:13:51 PM »
Hello Kilroy and welcome to VSIDO..

What RatMan said..   8)

I would also advise you to get to know and use fsarchiver.. it is by far the easiest and most practical disaster recovery tool ever.. EVER!

I have a How To on this forum to use fsarchiver It is a life saver.. As the developer I have fallen into some of the traps PackRat indicated.. They were both Perl related and it was I who didn't trust my gut and went ahead with the update.. Anyway, fsarchiver saved my ass because I had backups made and restored the developer / build partition in seconds.. that is NOT a misprint, in seconds I was back up and running .. also, SpaceFM (the greatest file manager ever and default for VSIDO) has builtin tools to backup and restore partitions with fsarchiver.. I SWEAR BY BOTH! Nad use both every single day

Another really good practice is to do a weekly dist-upgrade, that seems to be a good rhythm of updates without massive hits on your server (a lot of updates at once IMO is not a good thing so doing it weekly keeps it balanced)

Finally, do an fsarchiver backup before any major kernel updates.. this way if the kernel might not like you video card (rare now) you have the backup to fall back on...Just as PackRat indicated I try to remain at sid levels (dist-upgrade) every day so I see what is coming and I always make sure this forum is aware of it

This is something I wrote recently for twitter friends who did not know what VSIDO or SID was... It may also add some information to your decisions

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When I created VSIDO it was a combination of what I knew and wanted and what several friends recommended and well the rest is history

I had been using Debian SID for several years and could not understand why it had such a bad reputation.. There were at the time a few SID distros but most have gone by the wayside..

I also wanted a distro that gave the newest user who downloaded it no more than 2 weeks of being a dist-upgrade of packages behind.. For the most part I have done just that.. Everytime there is a kernel upgrade or every 2 weeks I rebuild, test and deploy the distro.. It has worked out quite well

The other drive behind this was the frustrating world of Stable Debian where you have to wait 2-3 years for any new packages based on their release schedules..

Over the last 6 years of VSIDO and the 3 before it as I used Debian SID I can count on one hand anything that 'broke' my system because of a package.. Two of those three were because of Perl.. Classic case of the Perl devs not letting the application package maintainers the chance to catch up...

Other than those it has been an absolute joy

Mayhap more than you were expecting, but it is the story of VSIDO

Good luck and please don't hesitate to get in touch with any of us

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General Support / Re: SpaceFM not fully abandoned... it seems!
« on: May 03, 2018, 06:10:21 PM »
IgnorantGuru handed over the maintainer keys to Mateusz Łukasik sometime ago.. It was all on IG's blog at one time.. Mateusz Łukasik had been silently maintaining it for almost a year (or more) while IG was on his hiatus

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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: April 2018 screenshot thread
« on: April 24, 2018, 10:29:16 PM »
^Thanks RatMan... you take that shot?  Beautiful..

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  • Updated VSIDO to latest Debian SID kernel – 4.15.0-3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.15.17-1 (2018-04-19)
  • Updated all applications to the latest SID levels

All changes can be seen and discussed in the VSIDO Change sub forum

All files and torrents can be downloaded from the VSIDO Download page

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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: April 2018 screenshot thread
« on: April 24, 2018, 06:31:09 PM »
ISO's built and uploaded...

2 minutes 7 seconds... I think that is the fastest install I have seen


 

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General Support / Re: 10 gig log files
« on: April 19, 2018, 02:43:09 PM »
Seems to have been a one off.. I cannot reproduce this again... very strange, but that's the life of SID

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General Support / 10 gig log files
« on: April 19, 2018, 01:57:39 AM »
My syslog and daemon.log both grew to 10 gig a piece and basically froze me out of a log in due to the file system running out of space.. after I cleared the logs I could get back in.. Both were too big to open with any editor (TWSS) so I have no idea what caused it.. This is a new install (reinstall) of the build system that had only been up for a day.. I am going to log back in and see if they begin to grow again, but so far they have not and I am at a loss.. never have I seen anything remotely close to this one.. On searches for solutions on google, there have been many instances of the syslog and kernel.log growing and on most there seemed to be an SSD involved which is what I am installed on

Any ideas?

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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: April 2018 screenshot thread
« on: April 16, 2018, 06:08:04 PM »
Definitely a rescue club..  ::)

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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: April 2018 screenshot thread
« on: April 14, 2018, 01:51:39 PM »
Simple VSIDO Fluxbox


 

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Conky / Re: conky - Gmail new email information (bash version)
« on: April 07, 2018, 02:16:43 AM »
I built it using your github page here

I also had to:

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sudo apt-get install build-essentials libcurl4-openssl-dev
Very clean and nice app, thank you!

One should also know that the ACC needed is just the name.. NOT the @gmail.com included

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VSIDO Discussions / Re: Debian Bullshit
« on: March 25, 2018, 04:32:46 AM »
It was a mess.. it took several removals and the right sequence to first uninstall and then reinstall them in a specific order..

Here is what is interesting... When I put the dmo repo back, the 3 files that were the issue were updated from that dmo repo.. and in the process 15MiB of data was freed.. I can live with a repo that provides the same (and most time better files) AND cuts the debian cruft out .. I like that a lot

In the end, VSIDO and people who use the dmo wins

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VSIDO Discussions / Re: Debian Bullshit
« on: March 25, 2018, 04:23:35 AM »
Thanks DeepDayze.. it turned out to be a patience issue on my part.. If I had waited one day the DMO side would have caught up to the Debian Sid repos and all would have been fine.. I know these things happen time to time as we live on the edge and I completely understand it

It is fixed and the DMO repos are now back in the builds

What pissed me off was as the end user being told I was basically an idiot for using anything other than PURE DEBIAN

Just old bullshit.. tiresome and unnecessary.. It could easily be the way the developer communicates..


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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: March 2018 Screenshot Thread
« on: March 23, 2018, 11:11:55 PM »
^ As always it looks epic Jedi..

Glad to see you on your feet, out and about and getting healthy

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