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#1 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [Solved] Cinnamon or Gnome 3 with Devuan ASCII with apt-pinning » Today 00:05:32

Quite a few users have gotten openrc running just fine.  I am not one of them.  Still mostly on jessie.

#4 Re: Intergalactic Communities » French Speaking Forum » 2018-09-21 19:54:59

HextorBRX wrote:

Il y a eu quelques rapports de problèmes aujourd'hui. Nous vérifions.

En fait, c'est assez fréquent ^^ J'utilise "" depuis cet été et j'ai toujours eu des problèmes pour récupérer les paquets.

Sorry, I'm Frenched out for the day . . .

There have been reports of mirror problems on other Devuan channels including bug#244: mirrors: mirrors.

Il y a plus efficace que Google Translate. En France, on utilise ce site: C'est très fiable si tu recherches une expression ou un morceau de phrase. Ca permet de choisir la bonne expression en fonction du contexte. Le dictionnaire de français le plus facile est le Larousse français: Ensuite, tu connais certainement

Thanks for the tips.  I had a Larousse about 50 years ago but it's long gone.  Was reading some of the French classics and went through a Baudelaire phase.  Proust made no sense in any language.  LOL!I  Can still read fairly well but writing/speaking is another matter . . .

Tu écris vachement bien en anglais, alors j'imagine que tu es anglophone?

Nope.  The other side of the pond in Trumpistania.  Please don't hold it against me.   big_smile

#5 Re: Intergalactic Communities » French Speaking Forum » 2018-09-21 15:08:28

Il y a eu quelques rapports de problèmes aujourd'hui. Nous vérifions.

Il y a de nombreuses années, j'ai réussi avec le français. Maintenant, j'ai besoin de l'aide de Google Translate!

#6 Re: Off-topic » The Last One to Post in this Thread Wins! » 2018-09-21 14:46:47

Do we really need to bloat our backups with this?

#7 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Nvidia error at boot » 2018-09-20 23:14:53

adant wrote:

I am running XFCE, not impressed with v4.12 (hate the new look scroll bars) but dislike all the others more smile

You can get the "classic" scrollbar with the Clearlooks-Phenix-DarkPurpy theme.Clearlooks-Phenix-DarkPurpy theme

To get the entire boot to desktop theme, install desktop-base.

#8 Re: Installation » dell xps-13 » 2018-09-19 19:02:47

HextorBRX wrote:

You can also check out MX Linux which uses sysvinit as well: 4.15 kernel and full of non-free blobs (but it works).

MX Linux also has the ability to enable systemd so all the systemd dependencies have to be present.  IMO those tentacles are unacceptable.  antiX does a better job of it.

#9 Re: Installation » dell xps-13 » 2018-09-17 15:11:31

You certainly picked the right nick!

#10 Re: Installation » dell xps-13 » 2018-09-17 00:17:56

non-free should be available in Jessie also.

#11 Re: Installation » dell xps-13 » 2018-09-16 23:06:22

From the ACSII release notes:

### Non-free firmware

All Devuan 2.0 ASCII install media make non-free firmware packages
available at install time. In the majority of the cases, these
packages are needed (and will be installed) only if your wifi adapter
requires them. It is possible to avoid the automatic installation and
loading of needed non-free firmware by choosing the "Expert install"
option in the installation menu.

Devuan 2.0 ASCII desktop-live and minimal-live images come with
non-free firmware packages pre-installed. You have the option of
removing those non-free firmware packages from the desktop-live and
minimal-live after boot, using the "" script
available under /root.

#12 Re: Installation » No sound in firefox-esr 60.2 » 2018-09-15 15:47:31

@MiyoLinux . . . Thank you!   That is perfect for when the time comes.  Won't go there until there is no other option.

#15 Re: Installation » Devuan repositories won't work [SOLVED] » 2018-09-12 16:17:37

You should be using  Looks like one of the mirrors is failing.   There is a list of mirrors here but without corresponding IP #.  I'll report it to KatolaZ.

#17 Re: Off-topic » Is the Devuan website open source? » 2018-09-11 22:11:53

big_smile   Unfortunately this forum requires one but it is still pretty bloat free,

#18 Re: Off-topic » Is the Devuan website open source? » 2018-09-11 21:34:11

Of course it's open source and a cookie-free zone too: … org/source

FYI there is a link to the source in the footer of the website.

What exactly do you have planned?

#20 Re: Other Issues » polkit not available in Beowulf? » 2018-09-10 19:23:01

fsmithred wrote:

It's not in ascii-backports. You have to use policykit-1 from ascii.

Add ascii main repo, update, then apt-get -t ascii install policykit-1 or if for some reason that doesn't work, specify the version: apt-get install policykit-1=0.105-18+devuan2.11

You'll probably have to do the same with the libpolkit packages if you're forcing a downgrade from the buster/beowulf version.


#21 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Software-properties-kde can't run. » 2018-09-10 16:41:18

gksu has been deprecated on beowulf iirc maybe KDEsu has also?  Has been discussed on DNG ml and elsewhere.

#23 Re: Other Issues » polkit not available in Beowulf? » 2018-09-06 07:08:48

Did you look for newer packages in ascii backports?  There has been almost no work done on beowulf yet and as you discovered, it has some quirks.  You'll probably need to get the polkit package from ascii until we catch up.

#24 Re: Devuan » We're migrating our distributed network to Devuan » 2018-09-05 14:46:45

In a bit of a rush now so just this . . .

thezeit wrote:

Feel free to let me know if anyone's already ported Tails to Devuan and I'll just shut up and support their work instead. smile

We have had "heads" available for years!

#25 Re: Devuan » We're migrating our distributed network to Devuan » 2018-09-04 22:50:12

Welcome to Devuan.  I predict that we will be hearing more and more stories like yours in the future.  Would you consider dropping a modified version of this over at Distrowatch?  Might inspire someone else to take the leap.

Your personal tirades might provide some always welcome amusement . . .  big_smile

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