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New ISO images (LXQt, MATE, Xfce, KDE, MinimalGUI, and MinimalCLI) of SparkyLinux rolling edition based on Debian GNU/Linux 13 Trixie (testing) are now available.



Sparky 2023.07

This is the July update of Sparky rolling iso images which works on Linux kernel 6.3, and provides updated packages from Debian ‘trixie’ and Sparky ‘sisters’ testing repos.

What’s new:
– all packaged upgraded from Debian and Sparky testing repos as of July 16, 2023
– Linux kernel 6.3.7 (6.4.3 & 6.1.38-ESR & 5.15.120-ESR in sparky unstable repos)
– added new Debian repos: non-free-firmware
– live iso boots with Secure Boot enabled now
– Firefox 102.13.0 ESR (firefox-sparky 115.0.2 & firefox-esr-sparky 115.0.2esr in sparky repos)
– Thunderbird 102.13.0
– Openbox 3.6.1-10
– LXQt 1.2.0
– Xfce 4.18
– MATE 1.26.0
– KDE Plasma 5.27.0
– LibreOffice 7.4.5
– Python 3.11.4
– GCC 12.3.0 as default, but libgcc 13.1.0 is also installed
– systemd 253-rc2
– removed support of i386 architecture from all amd64 iso images
– xscreensaver removed from all iso images (make sure you can install it back, if you want)
– added sparky-locker instead of xscreensaver to Openbox, LXQt and Xfce iso images; it configures and launches i3lock; it autostarts (in 5 minutes) in desktop environments, but small window managers require to add the ‘sparky-locker’ command to their autostart scripts
– added Linux kernel 6.1 ESR to Sparky kernel installation of APTus, alongside to the latest and 5.15 ESR
– new artwork (wallpaper, grub, isolinux, lightdm, slim, plymouth, etc.)
– Openbox iso: removed Lock option from jgmenu
– Openbox wm-logout: added new LockScreen option, and fixed issue of the Logout option
– added a new set of wallpapers via the ‘sparky-artwork-extra’ package; it is provided by our community member Marty; thanks a lot!
– I am not fully happy with the sddm, so there is lightdm installed back instead of sddm (excluding KDE)
– added lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings tool which lets you easy configure the lightdm

Make sure that the ‘os-prober’ will be not executed to detect other bootable partitions as default.
To fix that manually, add the line:
GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER=false
on the end of the file (as root):
/etc/default/grub
Then update grub:
sudo update-grub
If the grub file does not exist, copy grub.ucf-dist to grub file, then edit.

If you would like to upgrade Sparky 7 stable to semi-rolling, follow the post:
https://sparkylinux.org/sparky-8-code-name-and-repos/

The live user password: live

Sparky 2023.07 amd64 is available in the following versions: LXQt, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce, MinimalGUI (Openbox) and MinimalCLI (text mode)

Get new semi-rolling iso images from:  /download/rolling/ page.

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