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General Support / exim4
« on: January 13, 2019, 01:59:25 PM »
Hi Folks

I would just like to start a big THANK YOU to all the VSIDO team

right I haven't been on for a long time so I hope I am in the right place for this

I have just upgraded to 4.19.0-1 and while doing the general upgrade I got this error message

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config error line 833 of /var/lib/exim4/config.autogenerated.tmp
option "hosts_try_dane
sub error /usr/bin/dpkg error (1)

it doesn't seem to have stopped anything working


I've Got a Life / mobile phones
« on: February 21, 2018, 04:00:16 PM »
Hi Folks

completely off topic this and i am hoping that someone can help me.

I have A Samsung Galaxy s4 mini G-i9195 that belonged to my daughter in law. she dropped it and shattered the screen which i have replaced with no problems. The problem starts with the fact that it is a boot loop, boots to Samsung logo and the starts to reboot again always at the same position, I have searched for and found various firmware that claims it will work OK and it probably will, only I cant find any firmware that contains the .pit file which apparently must match the firmware downloaded. is there anyone who can point me in the right direction or send me an email containing the  whole package. I am hoping that formatting the internal ROM will cure the problem.  It will certainly be very much appreciated.

In the meantime I shall keep searching  :)

General Support / add-apt
« on: February 05, 2018, 06:09:01 PM »
hi fokks

tried running this
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and all i get is this
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add-apt-repository: command not found

what hive i got wrong this time.
Trying to get ppa:phablet-team/tool
 to try and sort out a damaged samsung s4 mini phone. have tried on windows (yuk) but cant find a bin file.. think I have foud one using VSIDO though so thought i might give it a go on here


General Support / Error Message
« on: January 22, 2018, 08:38:29 PM »
Hi All

Nothing major this time, at least I don't think so.

At boot up I get the following Message, and no idea what it is on about

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element ACPI could not find / resolve the named package element

it repeats itself a whole bunch of times before carrying on
It does not seem to affect anthing but thought you might need to know

General Support / inxi
« on: January 20, 2018, 11:22:28 AM »
Hi folks

not been on for a long time as had no major problems until now
inxi seems to have a problem when it start up when running smxi I have tried to reinstall it without success.
how do i force it to update reinstall itself

General Support / reinstalling grub
« on: October 11, 2016, 08:38:09 PM »
Hi Folks

I'm back again with a problem.
Problem caused by that rhubarb program windows. Yep it crashed,  it was on windows 10 and for some reason or other it went down. It's own fix it would not work so I had to do a reinstall using windows 8.1 which of course screwed up grub. I have spent ages on Google reading how to recover it and have managed to get so far but now am lost. If not too much trouble I would appreciate some help.
Here is what I have managed to come up with using a live dvd running version which is the latest one that I have.

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root@vsido:/home/vsido# mount /dev/sdax /mnt
root@vsido:/home/vsido# grub-install --boot-directory=/mnt/boot /dev/sdax
Installing for i386-pc platform.
grub-install: warning: File system `ext2' doesn't support embedding.
grub-install: warning: Embedding is not possible.  GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists.  However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
grub-install: error: will not proceed with blocklists.
root@vsido:/home/vsido# update-grub
/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `overlay'.
root@vsido:/home/vsido# grub-update
bash: grub-update: command not found
root@vsido:/home/vsido# update-grub
/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `overlay'.

I have no idea how to go any further. Help Please

General Support / wicd
« on: January 10, 2016, 04:07:36 PM »
Hi all,

I haven't bothered with this or worried about it but it is not working on my machine and I was wondering why. I am only asking now as  I have been trying to display my download and upload speed in conky  and have been struggling with it. I have managed to actually display them now although I am not convinced that that are correct as they differ from what is shown when I us a speed test over the Internet. I have tried several commands to try and find eth0 but they all say that I don't have it but never the less I am using a wired connection to a router. I am connected via Virgin if that makes a difference. Any ideas as to why it doesn't appear to work ?

Hardware Help & Support / kvm
« on: October 29, 2015, 07:50:48 PM »
Hi Folks

On booting up I keep getting the message ' kvm is disabled by BIOS ' .

My question is two fold really

1. Do I need it

2. If I enable it, not sure how yet, will it cause me any problems

Not sure if this is in the right place or not, please shift it if it is in the wrong place


General Support / Digikam: broken held packages
« on: August 11, 2015, 05:48:53 PM »
Hi All

I am trying to install digikam but keep coming up against held broken packages. I have read loads of blogs, tried loads of suggestion, tried using synaptic package manager and the other one, can't remember what it's called,  all to no avail. can anyone tell me what to do please ? or is it that Digikam wont work or is not worth the hassle ?. anything else that has all the same gizmo's. don't like dark table couldn't understand it  :(.

VSIDO Installation Help / OOPS Major headache
« on: August 08, 2015, 06:58:10 PM »
Hi All

OOPS I have caused myself a major headache. I haven’t been on for a while so I did what I always do without looking at things  first. Never Again though. I have done a dist-upgrade and now nothing work, well almost nothing, And I have no idea how to get out of it other  than doing an install from an older disk that I have. Is that the only way ?

General Support / Internet Connection
« on: May 25, 2015, 08:35:41 PM »
Hi All.

I have just had a 50 Meg connection installed in the house, the only thing is it is very slow less than 1 Meg and I was wondering if there is something I am supposed to do in Linux. I have a dual boot with Windows 8 and I get about 16 Meg on that still slow but a lot better that Linux. Any ideas or help please ? :(

General Support / Brother Printer mfc-j6520dw
« on: March 20, 2015, 10:09:43 PM »
Hi Folks

Bought myself the above printer after I had found and download the drivers for the printer. The problem is that it is supposed to be WIFI only I can't get it to work.
The printer itself has found and logged onto my router with no trouble but I can't get it to print so I assume that I am missing a driver for the computer or do I have to do something else. I have been on the brother site to check for a wifi driver but there doesn't appear to be one. I have tried several other sites for info but with no luck so far. Any assistance out there please as I surely need it  :'(

VSIDO Discussions / Sugessted Packages when installing
« on: December 20, 2014, 08:02:41 PM »
Hi All

Every time I install a new Program it comes up with the packages that it needs to work followed by a suggested bunch which I have no time to write down to try and install them. Is it possible for the programmers to add a a line that would allow you to select the suggestions before or after it has done the install thus allowing you to select them if you want to ? not that I have any idea what the additional packages would do to the program other the take up some drive space of course. Just wondering that's all

General Support / Latest ISO
« on: December 15, 2014, 01:58:01 PM »
Hi. I downloaded the latest ISO yesterday and tried to install it. The live DVD ran OK but on installation it kept coming up with 
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BOOTMGR Failure. As I haven't got a working PC now can I download the ISO again using the live DVD and burn another one ?

General Support / brother printers
« on: November 15, 2014, 08:09:13 PM »
Hi All
A question about the  above. I have just done a search for the above with no luck so hence a question.

I am thinking of buying  brother printer either a DCP J4110DW or MFC J4510DW, Has anyone any experience of either with VSIDO  ?

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