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Hi,

Probably the people of the staff of this forum is not same who devs, publishes in the website of Linux Lite
but Why not promote itself in every Social Media (Discord, tik tok, Instagram,etc)
how good is Linux Lite 6.6?
is it not enough a "mature" Linux project?
Why not at least a Discord with more feedback and grow a lively community...
why not publish memes with info related to Linux?

In my case like any average Linux user of not the latest hardware I always was afraid of Unity, and everytime I thought of any distro similar to Ubuntu it always had Unity and so heavy software, but that's not the case of Linux Lite 6.6 and surprisingly is perhaps the best OS for not the latest computer.

Well, basically there are 2 kind of Linux Lite users one with "minimalistic philosophy" and another with OLD hardware.

And we know when WinXP died Linux grew up with more users,
but this time is "more promising", because nearly at the same time we have some other "events":

-Not only Windows 10 will receive no more support in October 2025, in July 2024 Debian 11 will also "die out". Context, Debian 12 is the latest stable release but it only support the latest Nvidia graphic drivers, AMD for Debian users is not the best choice the latest driver were made in 2015, Debian AMD users share the same driver.. (https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo )

-Not many people know about how good is Linux Lites even with some minor bugs.

I hope people in the staff would think about it, in 2024 without a strong Social Media, a big community will be forever unknown... so not a possible option to try this OS
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Installing Software / Re: Error while trying to install something on the terminal
« Last post by gaas on April 07, 2024, 05:20:05 PM »
[...]
Can you explain in simpler terms please? I'm pretty new to Linux.

OK. I got it. I'll see what I can do. Now, I'm pretty tired and it's late here.
I need to (re)think it differently, and it takes some time.

Best regards!

Ok, take your time. :)
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[...]
Can you explain in simpler terms please? I'm pretty new to Linux.

OK. I got it. I'll see what I can do. Now, I'm pretty tired and it's late here.
I need to (re)think it differently, and it takes some time.

Best regards!
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Hi!

From my perspective, emotionally mostly, I like the idea.
The fact is that over the years, I gave up this idea, due to the frequent changes in the world of the Linux development landscape.
The real problem with such a section is that some 99% of the Linux Apps, are developed "pro-bono", and financially supported (if...) through some kind of donation mechanism.
Usually, for Apps development, this is difficult. Most developers use their spare time so a full cycle, might take more than one year. This leads to OS version related incompatibilities. I've already seen it in my list of apps and on this Forum also, even a few days ago.
Many upgrade procedures fail due to missing the appropriate version of a PPA software.
This is simply an annoyance easy to remove, by disabling the PPA line in the "Other Software" tab, "Software & Updates" utility.
So, it will generate a lot of posts and inquiries regarding this or that piece of software, leading to a bloated forum Secțion.
Still, maybe the active members, might consider working on a PDF document, with general recommendations and the standard solutions for the most frequent trouble encountered during system operation and the related software pieces, mostly the User preferences.
I guess that if anyone will issue at least a draft version of such kind of manual, people around here will come with suggestions and might be gradually improved.
But, again, this is my thinking and finding volunteers for this kind of job, is rather difficult than "piece of cake".
The problem mostly resides in the skills required to fulfill such a task: computer editing (LibreOffice), image editing (GIMP), vector graphics (Inkscape) and obviously, file management over internet (Upload, download, check links, cloud storage management, fixing broken links).
This can be hardly conceived as a "one man show" if this goes exclusively "pro bono". Changes are too many and way too frequent!
Years ago, I did this kind of job an it usually takes some 6 and more hours a day. Which is practically speaking, a full-time job.

Obviously, we are discussing here ideas that might improve the overall life in this community: this means that I am opened to any new ideas.
I have some doubts regarding a forum Section due to the fact that I have my own Forum and I am facing the same dilema: Add s Section? Wait? If I add it, will it go sideways? If that happens, what then?
From the admin's perspective, it's difficult to ponder the value of an idea in what's regarding the extra-work for the Admin and (if any...) the Moderators.
Remember, all Moderators are doing pro-bono work here, just because they love the community and the distro itself.
Dedication, passion is the engine that drives their work. Still... they need to eat, sleep, do some trivial housework (shopping, personal finances management and so on) and all those, on top of a work (day to day job) that sucks lots of the daily resources.
Did I mention the family? What if the life partner has nothing to do with computers?
There are many variables in this equation so it is by far a difficult decision to ponder, and even more difficult to make it happen.
And there is another fact:
Hosting costs. And the expenses, increase by a traffic based factor. This (linuxliteos.com) is nothing like a new Forum so, the traffic, might blow through the roof just for say, 2 minutes. If this happens once or twice a month, it is OK. Even more than twice, might still be OK.
But if this begins to be a kind of weekly habit, this is a "Red flag" sign. You need more storage, a better CPU/RAM ratio, a better mysql server ratio and all those are more and more expensive.
If you are unfamiliar with those site-management daily tasks, than it is unlikely you will, and can understand the reluctance of the Forum Management Team in extending the Forum.
It's far easier said, than done...
That means nothing else than that I understand both perspectives, but having the both ways practice (I've been blogging and creating content for over 17 years already), I am forced to see things through both perspectives to get "the bigger picture".

With those being said, I hope we can find some solution to this general interest problem.
The idea of adding entries to the Lite Manual, is also less practical and more trouble generating, due to the same reason: lack of man-power. What could be accomplished, is already there. Going further, means more man-power. How do we get to this?
Do you think I even dare to think asking Jerry, or some of the Moderators how much they spent on Forum related things?
I see how much it takes me and this is enough.
As long as I am OK, I drop a visit here, write something. If it wears me off, I just reduce my visits to the minimum amount required for recovery. It is as simple as that!
And if anyone thinks is different than I am, I'm still here, we can discuss the "How to"s.

Best regards, Șerban.

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Installing Software / Re: Error while trying to install something on the terminal
« Last post by gaas on April 07, 2024, 04:02:25 PM »
Hi!

I've been watching the development of this thread. (Sorry for using English, my primary language is Romānă and my Italian is way below requirements...)
Now, there are some facts I'm familiar with:

1. The cpufrequtils utility.
This is easy to replace, since it does little to help you. It's main goal is to show the CPU load. Forget about overclocking. It's about a lot of things that usually go sideways, and you might even get your CPU/Video fried out if you overclock. You can do CPU monitoring using other programs. I recommend you use the "System Monitor" app (Menu> System> System Monitor.) The App has been tweaked by Jerry and it works fine on lots of machines, has a nice GUI and offers enough information regarding the CPU load, Video, Memory, etc.
Alternately, you can install "htop". It's a tiny CLI utility that gives you a bunch of information regarding the system.
You can use the following to install it:

Code: [Select]
sudo apt install htop
Post - installation, you can then type in Terminal htop and it displays you a semi-graphic interface (like Midnight Commander, ncurses) with lots of dynamically updated info.
You can close it by pressing the F10 key, or clicking on the F10 button on the interface.

2. The libcpufreq0 library.
I did this and here is what I got:

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apt search  libcpufreq0
Sorting... Done
Full Text Search... Done
libcpufreq0/jammy 008-2build1 amd64
  shared library to deal with the cpufreq Linux kernel feature

Are you shure you have the full expertise to tinker with the Linux Kernel?
I doubt I have it, after more than 12 years of using Linux on a daily basis and more than 29 years of computer practice.
But... Wo am I to say what is wrong or what is right?
I just say I want a peaceful life with my computer, so I stay away from things that are way above "my paygrade".  ;)
And so far, I could manage to do so!

3. Fixing broken packages.

I usually go like that:

Lite Tweaks (Menu> Search "Lite tw...", click on the menu item "Lite Tweaks").
In the Lite Tweaks window, select the checkbox beside the item "Package System Repair". I had some trouble over the years so I used it a few times and it did a great job, spearing me of a full install job. I've done installations maybe thousands of times, but still... it takes at least 100 minutes from start to end. So, why would I go on this path, instead of a two minutes or less job?
I discovered that after issuing the "fix-broken" option, you need to issue the:

Code: [Select]
sudo apt update
It seems that sometimes, after cleaning the system with that, some residual files still point to the old packages configuration and I presume that this leads to some new error messages during "apt upgrade".
Anyway, applying this workaround, never got me into trouble again.

I hope that will help you get things done!

Best regards, Șerban.

Can you explain in simpler terms please? I'm pretty new to Linux.
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Hi!

I've been watching the development of this thread. (Sorry for using English, my primary language is Romānă and my Italian is way below requirements...)
Now, there are some facts I'm familiar with:

1. The cpufrequtils utility.
This is easy to replace, since it does little to help you. It's main goal is to show the CPU load. Forget about overclocking. It's about a lot of things that usually go sideways, and you might even get your CPU/Video fried out if you overclock. You can do CPU monitoring using other programs. I recommend you use the "System Monitor" app (Menu> System> System Monitor.) The App has been tweaked by Jerry and it works fine on lots of machines, has a nice GUI and offers enough information regarding the CPU load, Video, Memory, etc.
Alternately, you can install "htop". It's a tiny CLI utility that gives you a bunch of information regarding the system.
You can use the following to install it:

Code: [Select]
sudo apt install htop
Post - installation, you can then type in Terminal htop and it displays you a semi-graphic interface (like Midnight Commander, ncurses) with lots of dynamically updated info.
You can close it by pressing the F10 key, or clicking on the F10 button on the interface.

2. The libcpufreq0 library.
I did this and here is what I got:

Code: [Select]
apt search  libcpufreq0
Sorting... Done
Full Text Search... Done
libcpufreq0/jammy 008-2build1 amd64
  shared library to deal with the cpufreq Linux kernel feature

Are you shure you have the full expertise to tinker with the Linux Kernel?
I doubt I have it, after more than 12 years of using Linux on a daily basis and more than 29 years of computer practice.
But... Wo am I to say what is wrong or what is right?
I just say I want a peaceful life with my computer, so I stay away from things that are way above "my paygrade".  ;)
And so far, I could manage to do so!

3. Fixing broken packages.

I usually go like that:

Lite Tweaks (Menu> Search "Lite tw...", click on the menu item "Lite Tweaks").
In the Lite Tweaks window, select the checkbox beside the item "Package System Repair". I had some trouble over the years so I used it a few times and it did a great job, spearing me of a full install job. I've done installations maybe thousands of times, but still... it takes at least 100 minutes from start to end. So, why would I go on this path, instead of a two minutes or less job?
I discovered that after issuing the "fix-broken" option, you need to issue the:

Code: [Select]
sudo apt update
It seems that sometimes, after cleaning the system with that, some residual files still point to the old packages configuration and I presume that this leads to some new error messages during "apt upgrade".
Anyway, applying this workaround, never got me into trouble again.

I hope that will help you get things done!

Best regards, Șerban.

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Other / Re: Network connection and software update icons disappear
« Last post by stevef on April 07, 2024, 02:14:42 PM »
Not sure what is in the Şerban S video, but am aware of two workarounds - if they are in the video and you've already tried - apologies.

1) Lite Tweaks -> Taskbar Restore
This will work but will remove any customisation you've done.

2) Instead of shutting down directly, select logout first and then shutdown from that screen.
The icons should be present on the next start up.
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The information in the forum link is probably the closest we have to what I think you are suggesting but some information is certainly out of date.
If you were to start a new one, it too would fall behind.

Another problem is that forum threads get spammed - typically with advertising or attempts to improve google ratings - and these are harder to spot in what is essentially a list of products.

The forum admin may consider your suggestion of another section.
Thank you
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Installing Software / Re: Error while trying to install something on the terminal
« Last post by gaas on April 07, 2024, 01:54:10 PM »
I may just reinstall linux at this point  :'(
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Installing Software / Re: Error while trying to install something on the terminal
« Last post by gaas on April 07, 2024, 01:48:53 PM »
If running the install for cpufrequtils was the first installation that gave you the error, then it is likely that something you did before actually caused the problem.

So cpufrequtils may not be the problem - I think it only installs one other package called libcpufreq0.
If you don't want it and can't find other instructions to remove it, this may work.
Code: [Select]
sudo apt remove cpufrequtils

sudo apt remove cpufrequtils
[sudo] password for gaas:
Lettura elenco dei pacchetti... Fatto
Generazione albero delle dipendenze... Fatto
Lettura informazioni sullo stato... Fatto   
Il pacchetto "cpufrequtils" non č installato e quindi non č stato rimosso
Č utile eseguire "apt --fix-broken install" per correggere ciņ.
I seguenti pacchetti hanno dipendenze non soddisfatte:
 linux-tools-5.15.0-82 : Dipende: linux-tools-common ma non sta per essere installato
E: Dipendenze non soddisfatte. Provare "apt --fix-broken install" senza pacchetti (o specificare una soluzione).

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