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by ScottQuier
05 Jan 2018 15:32
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Performance Impact of kernel update (4.9.65-3+deb9u2)
Replies: 2
Views: 3717

Performance Impact of kernel update (4.9.65-3+deb9u2)

By now, most have read about the issues with the "more modern" Intel processors and the predicted impact the kernel patch will have on performance. Reading this thread gave me the clue that the patch has already been made and distributed. Reading this post gave me the idea to try to determine the im...
by ScottQuier
05 Dec 2017 11:57
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from a Dutch new user
Replies: 4
Views: 2591

Re: Hello from a Dutch new user

Kernel works fine, good to know that security updates are installed automatically. Updates are not, by default, installed automatically*. Rather, they are automatically made available and a notification icon is displayed in task bar alerting you to their availability. It is your responsibility to a...
by ScottQuier
04 Dec 2017 12:15
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Please replace ESR by Firefox standard
Replies: 7
Views: 4981

Re: Please replace ESR by Firefox standard

@OP (edney) - As you can see, your initial assumption was in error though I have no doubt your intentions were honorable. :) You, like me and most people, are not going to be 100% satisfied with the installed suite of software delivered by the initial installation; we will be adding and/or removing ...
by ScottQuier
01 Dec 2017 13:51
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from a Dutch new user
Replies: 4
Views: 2591

Re: Hello from a Dutch new user

Only thing which is not clear to me yet how I can see if the kernel is up to date but I guess the automatic update system will take care of that. Welcome to the forum and to the distro. I think you'll find the people here to be friendly, knowledgeable, and more than willing to help. As for the kern...
by ScottQuier
23 Oct 2017 11:57
Forum: Hardware
Topic: HP Photosmart printer worked on SolydX 8 but not SolydX 9?
Replies: 3
Views: 4224

Re: HP Photosmart printer worked on SolydX 8 but not SolydX 9?

I don't remember what my printer is but I do know it's not supported by the version of HPLIP in the repos. Here's what I did to get it working: Download the hplip "package" from here . Install all the dependencies as indicated for Debian 8; they give you the "apt-get install" command so it's a simpl...
by ScottQuier
19 Oct 2017 12:11
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I like this OS!
Replies: 7
Views: 2425

Re: I like this OS!

I have to admit that Solyd is very "solid" and the best Linux distro for me in all these 17 years. It's both rolling but more stable than any Arch derivative in terms of breaking something upstream. Lest there be confusion on the part of new-comers, SolydXK is NOT a rolling release. This distro has...
by ScottQuier
10 Oct 2017 15:18
Forum: Software
Topic: Password manager
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Re: Password manager

ilu wrote:I don't think there is "PassKeeX", there's only KeePassX :-)
And ... that's what I get for trying to work from memory. You are absolutely correct. :oops:
by ScottQuier
10 Oct 2017 10:48
Forum: Software
Topic: Password manager
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Re: Password manager

I've used PassKeeX (and previous versions) for a couple or three years and have been quite pleased with it: Runs native - no need for either Wine or mono There is a data compatible version available for Android Can/will generate secure (you decide what "secure" means) passwords at the click of a but...
by ScottQuier
08 Sep 2017 15:04
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: DDM resurrected
Replies: 16
Views: 4097

Re: DDM resurrected

My daily driver laptop is 64-bit i7 with Intel video - not much there to test with.

I have a couple of older laptops, at least one of which has an NVidia card in it, that I will try to test with this weekend - depending on impact of hurricane Irma on my area.
by ScottQuier
29 Aug 2017 12:01
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: Does not auto mount Ext HD
Replies: 15
Views: 4858

Re: Does not auto mount Ext HD

Effort expended in understanding as much of the underpinnings of one's tools is never wasted effort. This is doubly true with most things Linux. I have found the Arch Linux Wiki to be a wealth of relevant information. If I have a question about configuration settings, how things work, what "this fil...
by ScottQuier
09 Aug 2017 11:05
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Scanner "Transmission has failed"
Replies: 1
Views: 2365

Re: Printer / Scanner <SOLVED>

Hello yorkie23 - Welcome to SolydXK and our forum. Can I make a suggestion? You posted to a thread that is more than 3 years old and has been marked solved. Most people who are interested in helping are not going to be reading solved threads. Your problem deserves a thread of it's own. In your new t...
by ScottQuier
09 Aug 2017 10:57
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The media folder is a mess?
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

Re: The media folder is a mess!?!???

I just would love to know what files I have to beat into submission, in order to clean up this mess, and have a more uncluttered view of things. :?: Hard to say what files need to be beaten down without know what there is to work with. A good start on this might be the return from these commands: c...
by ScottQuier
04 Aug 2017 22:19
Forum: Hardware
Topic: [Solved] hplip for HP LaserJet Pro MFP m227fdw
Replies: 9
Views: 5885

Re: [Solved] hplip for HP LaserJet Pro MFP m227fdw

As a final note on this .... I found reason to dual-boot my laptop (both SolydK and SolydX) and since I had very little to loose from borking the new install, I did some experimentation... In the new install (the X), I modified my /etc/apt/sources.list to read deb http://repository.solydxk.com solyd...
by ScottQuier
03 Aug 2017 22:20
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: UEFI install on Dell notebooks
Replies: 9
Views: 7225

Re: UEFI install on Dell notebooks

I don't have a Dell computer but I have to say it's strange that one can't create the partitions as they wish during the Win7 install rather than letting the Win7 installer have free reign. But, I'm sure (as in, I have zero doubt) you've tested this enough that you know what you are talking about.
by ScottQuier
03 Aug 2017 22:12
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: Volume Control Issue (solved)
Replies: 15
Views: 3804

Re: Volume Control Issue

In the following, system volume is referred to as ' s ' and amarok volume as ' a '. OK, so I've done some research and some testing on my newly installed SolydK-9 system and here's what I've discovered (in no particular order): There are a number of bugs associated with volume and amarok. Most are q...
by ScottQuier
03 Aug 2017 14:16
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: Volume Control Issue (solved)
Replies: 15
Views: 3804

Re: Volume Control Issue

I'll take a look at this later this afternoon, unless someone else comes up with a solution, when I have a chance to get next to my KDE box.

I'm not sure I will have a solution, but I'll do what I can.
by ScottQuier
03 Aug 2017 14:08
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: It's been almost exactly 3 years
Replies: 8
Views: 3761

Re: It's been almost exactly 3 years

Thanks Frank.

There should be a "Like" button, similar to what one has in FaceBook.
by ScottQuier
03 Aug 2017 14:06
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: 24 Hour Clock setting in SolydK-9 {Fixed}
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

Re: 24 Hour Clock setting in SolydK-9 {Fixed}

grizzler wrote:So srq2625 was you after all? I'd been wondering about that... ;)
That makes you "smarter than the average bear!" (Think Yogi Bear).
by ScottQuier
03 Aug 2017 10:02
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: Volume Control Issue (solved)
Replies: 15
Views: 3804

Re: Volume Control Issue

A couple of questions to clarify: What happens to your system volume when you set the system volume to 60%, then open Amarok and set the volume there to 100%? The reverse, open Amarok, set the volume to 100% and then open the system volume - to what level is the system volume? Continuing from #2, no...
by ScottQuier
02 Aug 2017 21:02
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: 24 Hour Clock setting in SolydK-9 {Fixed}
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

Re: 24 Hour Clock setting in SolydK-9 {Fixed}

I'm glad I could help! (Yes, it really was me - I'm trying to get an account snafu straightened out)

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