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    Spiral Linux

    Really glad it's working well for you! Thanks a lot for the recommendation.
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    New series of spins built from Debian-- SpiralLinux

    Thanks @KGIII ! Really appreciate it. I'll try to remind you in a few days. ;-)
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    New series of spins built from Debian-- SpiralLinux

    Hi everyone, I'm the creator and maintainer of GeckoLinux, which is a project to polish off the rough edges from openSUSE and make it much quicker to install and more usable out-of-the-box. GeckoLinux isn't going anywhere, but it looks like the openSUSE Leap branch the way we know it as a...
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    Why is systemd preferred for lightweight distributions.

    Thanks for saying thanks! Made my day.
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    Why is systemd preferred for lightweight distributions.

    Hi there, thanks for the ping! I haven't found systemd to be a major culprit in system resource usage. Opening an additional tab in a modern web browser probably uses far more resources than any init system out there. Additionally, since openSUSE uses systemd and GeckoLinux is an alternative...
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    Which Linux distribution do you use?

    Hi everyone! Thanks a lot to @KGIII for the ping, and greetings to the new GeckoLinux users, I'm really glad you like it!
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    I made a thread about the rules, and I want to give people a place to at least talk about them.

    Hi everyone, I just jumped in to sincerely congratulate linux.org and @KGIII for the clarification of the rules in the post being discussed here. In my "other job" I've been moderating and administering a very large and active forum for over 10 years about a non-tech related hobby. Over the...
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    Today's article is about updating openSUSE

    Hey @wizardfromoz , thanks for the ping. Basically, on Leap systems, zypper up or YaST Software like this for package updates within the same release version. For upgrades, i.e. Leap 15.2 -> Leap 15.3, it would be zypper dup On Tumbleweed, every release is like a new major version, so it's...
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    How to use TLP profile in battery mode but with 1 exception?

    Hi there, I'm trying to get used to a new laptop (Intel whitebook NUC9 extreme) with a fan that runs more than I like. I use openSUSE with TLP for power management, which seems to always "just work" in my experience for optimal power management. And with this laptop it's also apparently working...
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    NewPenguin: Gecko Calamares will not show auto partition options

    Hi Paul, thanks for reporting back. Glad you figured it out! And yes, I recently ran into a similar issue on a friend's Dell Latitude. Surprisingly bad Linux support out of the box.
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    NewPenguin: Gecko Calamares will not show auto partition options

    Hi there @pavl , if you could open Gparted and post a screenshot that would help. The nvme SSD shouldn't post any problems (although sometimes the disk mode needs to be changed in the BIOS or else Linux can't see the disk at all). But if it's a standard OEM Windows installation it probably has...
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    NewPenguin: Gecko Calamares will not show auto partition options

    Oops, sorry for the late reply, I just now saw this. @KGIII Thanks for the ping. @pavl Yes, there are quite a few factors that Calamares takes into account to offer you different installation options. The most automatic/easy options that could appear (apart from nuke'n'pave the disk) are...
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    Complete filesystem failure, S.M.A.R.T report OK

    Hey Chris, Yep, TestDisk installed and worked perfectly for me on the GeckoLinux live USB that I used to recover the system. As a matter of fact my friend would have lost their entire digital life and possibly their business if it weren't for TestDisk. It's an impressive piece of software. I...
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    Complete filesystem failure, S.M.A.R.T report OK

    Hi there! Yes, that's correct. Really can't make sense of what happened, but it was surely a catastrophic hardware fault, and therefore it can't be trusted anymore. Thanks for the Timeshift suggestion, looks good. Would you recommend using it with Btrfs, or is the rsync fallback good enough?
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    Complete filesystem failure, S.M.A.R.T report OK

    Well, I can't make any sense of it. Ran the memtest live USB all day, and no errors found. Also ran an extended test on the SSD, and no problems reported. I sent the computer back to my friend and told them to not trust it, and I'll be helping them with a frequent data backup strategy.
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    Complete filesystem failure, S.M.A.R.T report OK

    @KGIII Ahhh, thanks for that link, I didn't know there was a commercial version. This one is successfully running on the affected laptop. I'll report back with the results...
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    Complete filesystem failure, S.M.A.R.T report OK

    @KGIII Makes sense. I just sort of lost confidence in memtest86+ from the amount of Google hits for "memtest86+ stuck". The usual response is that it doesn't work well with EFI systems. But maybe all those users reporting the problem also had bad RAM. ;-) I'm currently testing this userspace...
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    Complete filesystem failure, S.M.A.R.T report OK

    OK, so with TestDisk I was able to pull off most of the data and even restore the backup superblock to make the filesystem mountable and bootable again. It seems to work fine. But... memtest always freezes. I tried it first with the installed Ubuntu 20.04 memtest in GRUB. I read somewhere that...
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    Complete filesystem failure, S.M.A.R.T report OK

    @f33dm3bits debugfs, thanks, I'll look into it.
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    Complete filesystem failure, S.M.A.R.T report OK

    @Condobloke Hi, thanks for the reply! Nope, they definitely didn't have any backups, but I'm sure they'll start now once they have a squeaky clean new system up and running! ;-P @wizardfromoz Hi there! Good to hear from you. That will be the next step. }:) Photorec is actually a bit of a...
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