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VSIDO News & Announcements / Re: New download site
April 19, 2024, 12:25:54 AM
Thank you dizzie! It is really appreciated!
Quote from: DeepDayze on April 18, 2024, 01:41:59 PMBummer. Fsarchiver as a backup/restore tool for BTRFS then is no bueno. There should be some sort of override so that you can restore a BTRFS .fsa with its original UUID.

It's really a security feature to make sure that you don't have multiple instances of the same UUID booting.. IMO, the ext4 part should do the same but does now.

You could try this format above using the uuid you want to see if it would work, I never tried to restore with the exact same uuid, it may be possible. I'll test this as well
General Support / Re: smxi
April 16, 2024, 01:17:29 AM
There are 3 things IMO that should always be done and we detail them in the How To on the FSArchive page specifically with the following steps of 8 and 9

These things should be done once you boot and are logged into the new install the first time

8: Create your own user and /home

sudo adduser yourusername
9: Give sudo rights to your new user

sudo usermod -aG sudo yourusername
and the 3rd and equally most critical thing is to change the root PW to what you want it to be by doing this as root, so you might want to do this first.

passwd root
As RatMan pointed out, you definitely don't want to run a system as root.. as seasoned as some of us are here (RatMan, Jedi, Luke, dizzie and myself) we would never run as root all the time
In most of the layouts I have created for GMusicBrowser I have the double click option set to insert the desired track at the top of the queue instead of directly playing it. Jedi has asked on the IRC how to change that to option to play  it directly so I am going to detail it here

In whatever layout file you are using and in your favorite editor, find every instance of activate=queueinsert and replace it with PlayItem

Save the file and restart GmusicBrowser and you are set

I have also attached the edited file that Jedi needs
Relaxed. A little Carly and a little Ripley

General Support / Re: smxi
April 10, 2024, 04:05:43 AM
Quote from: Gordon on April 06, 2024, 01:19:37 PMHi VastOne

having real problem trying to get to root VSIDO, no matter how I type VSIDO in for the password or if I use my own password it won't let me onto root vsido all i get is authentication failure. how i got onto root before is a mystery, must have been pure luck

cheers Gordon

vsido should be roots pw on any new install including the fsarchive. Of course it is always recommended changing that
General Support / Re: smxi
April 04, 2024, 11:24:29 PM
Quote from: Gordon on April 04, 2024, 01:45:59 PMHi VastOne

if I log in as myself in root terminal and run smxi I get an error ( 8 ) message.
if I login in on VSIDO and cd / it changes to vsido@vsido:/$ and then use smxi I get an error ( 2 ) message. if I run terminal in vsido I get
vsido@vsido:~$ su
root@vsido:/home/vsido# smxi

if I reboot I'll end up in the same place

Cheers Gordon

As soon as you reboot and before you login, do your ctrl alt f1 to your tty1 and then run it as root (just like you did above as su)..that is how it must be done
General Support / Re: smxi
April 01, 2024, 01:22:06 PM
Several things Gordon... Will you please post what exact command you are using from terminal to get the root error?

1: You cannot sudo as root, there is no need to
2: the 'up' command is an alias and has sudo as part of it. root does not have built in aliases as the normal users do and again, root does not need sudo
3: As you found out, smxi is not a debian package and you must install it from the smxi website and per their instructions
4: From a terminal or your tty1 or tty2, type in su and hit enter and then enter your password. Then follow those instructions from the website.
General Support / Re: smxi
March 30, 2024, 02:35:05 PM
Quote from: Gordon on March 30, 2024, 10:44:47 AMHi Folks,
Me again, i'm having trouble with my screen resolution. I usually use smxi to do this as i have an old graphics card and it installs a nvidia driver. I have tried to use tty1 and tty2 but it says it's controlled by V-Ger and i can't get it to root to use it. How do i get over this problem please  :)

Are you sure you have sudo rights? In the How To step #9 details how you Give sudo rights to your new user (you).

Best way to test is from any terminal type in up from terminal, hit enter then enter your pw that will upgrade your system to the latest levels and tell us if you have sudo rights.

What you are seeing in tty1 &  tty2 (and all tty's) is just a tty label that I have set up.. It does not mean that V-ger has any control, it is just a label. So from tty1 you should be able to log in as you and run sudo smxi or login as root and run it on tty1. You also have to install smxi if you have not done so already as it is not something installed on VSIDO
General Support / Re: Trying to return
March 19, 2024, 08:35:31 PM
Standard English keyboard layout is what is the default

You can also run the following from terminal to show you the layout

cat /etc/default/keyboard
It should show you the following


# Consult the keyboard(5) manual page.


General Support / Re: Trying to return
March 18, 2024, 12:45:27 AM
Quote from: Gordon on March 16, 2024, 03:05:04 PMHi Vastone.
I've installed VSIDO now using the fsarchiver but now I have other problems.
It won't  use "sudo adduser" keeps comming up with "Please enter a username matching the regular expression configued via the NAME_REGEX configuration variable. Use the --allow-bad-names option etc" no idea what it mene or what to do.
I also can't sign into vsido even though i'm logged in on my tablet
Cheers Gordon

On this page there are several solutions to what is happening. In short you are using an invalid character that can be used if you use the allow-bad-names variable. That link will explain it in more detail.
General Support / Re: Trying to return
March 15, 2024, 01:35:41 PM
Gordon, I know that they are broken and will not install properly because the installation tool is broken and cannot be fixed. The 2019 ISO's are kept around to be used as a USB boot device with the tools necessary to troubleshoot a system AND to use in installing the preferred VSIDO install method with the fsarchver versions.

As stated before, if you already have a linux distro installed and I believe you said you had MX, you don't need the 2019 bootable disks as long as you can download fsarchiver. There is also a detailed How To here that takes you through multiple ways to successfully install VSIDO

Is this a perfect method for Linux? No, but it is a working method for VSIDO which has had to deal with 4 different installation methods die out for lack of support over the 12 years we have been doing this. There's plenty of help here to get you going with the fsarchver version
VSIDO News & Announcements / Re: New download site
March 13, 2024, 11:58:31 PM
Fantastic RatMan, Thanks! 8)
VSIDO News & Announcements / New download site
March 13, 2024, 08:48:12 PM
If you have not heard, InMotion royally fucked me by not making it known that file downloads are NOT allowed form their bullshit host plans.

Dizzie has made his file server available as a mirror that we all can download all VSIDO files from here

I will eventually move away from InMotion and resolve it but in the interim Dizzie has done us all a solid favor.. Thanks Mate!
Both VSIDO FSA's were updated to the new 6.6.15-amd64 kernel

You can download the btrfs and ext4 fsarchives at the VSIDO download site here

There is also a How To on how to effectively use fsarchive to get this installed

There is a current a package list that shows everything that is installed in VSIDO. Please review this file and let me know of anything needed, removed or added