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#1 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2020-05-29 16:25:10

I am going minimal...
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Lwm using only 728 kb of memory. Nice smile

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My main browser-w3m

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#3 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » System Specifications Of Users Systems? » 2020-05-22 12:16:10

Hello, steve_v. Your plan is to upgrade to AMD YD195XA8AEWOF Ryzen Threadripper 1950X ?

#4 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » System Specifications Of Users Systems? » 2020-05-21 13:35:57

My machine is Intel Core i7 920 @ 8x 2.793GHz, with  4 gb of ram, 1TB HDD and  with GeForce GTX 650 GPU

#5 Re: Other Issues » neofetch on ceres » 2020-05-10 12:16:40

This stems from lsb_release switching to reading the cross-distro standard file, /usr/lib/os-release. More info here:

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo … bug=939733

#6 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2020-05-09 12:33:57

Nili wrote:

Awesome Ogis1975 - Dev1 simplicity that's what make it very close to a part of users.

Thank you, Nili. Well said. Exact words. By the way. Very nice set up. As usual.

#7 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2020-04-05 13:53:27

Fluxbox mania...First time startup. 123 mb on  x86_64 system. Very impressive.

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And a little rising...

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#8 Re: News & Announcements » Beowulf Beta is here! » 2020-04-01 15:08:39

Forgive me for the stupid question. I would like to know when the release date of Devuan Beowulf is expected?

#9 Re: Documentation » Install music player daemon and set up it as a user service in Devuan » 2020-02-10 15:05:02

Thank you, therion23, for your configs. In near future i will try this.

#10 Documentation » Install music player daemon and set up it as a user service in Devuan » 2020-01-12 18:47:48

Ogis1975
Replies: 5

This short guide  describes how to install mpd as a user service in Devuan 2.1 (ascii).
Install mpd and mpc

#apt install mpd mpc

Mpc is a command line user interface for MPD server.

By default Devuan installs mpd as a system service. We don't want this, so let's remove it from startup.
If mpd is running stop it first.

#/etc/init.d/mpd stop

We don't want MPD to be started as a system service. We want to run it from a regular user account. So we must disable it. Use this command:

#update-rc.d mpd disable

To build the user configuration, extract and copy the default config with command

gunzip -c /usr/share/doc/mpd/examples/mpd.conf.gz

to directory

~/.config/mpd

(make this dir first).

Edit the config file according to your needs. For example, my config looks like this:

music_directory     "~/Music"
playlist_directory  "~/Playlists"
db_file             "~/.local/share/mpd/mpd.db"
log_file            "~/.local/share/mpd/mpd.log"
pid_file            "~/.local/share/mpd/mpd.pid"
state_file          "~/.local/share/mpd/mpd.state"
sticker_file        "~/.local/share/mpd/sticker.sql"

bind_to_address     "127.0.0.1"
log_level           "default"
restore_paused      "yes"
metadata_to_use     "artist,album,title,track,date"
auto_update         "yes"

input {
        plugin "curl"
}

audio_output {
        type            "alsa"
        name            "Headset"
        mixer_type      "software"      
}

audio_output {
    type        "fifo"
    name        "mpd_fifo"
    path        "/tmp/mpd.fifo"
    format      "44100:16:2"
}

Don't forget to create the needed directories (~/Playlists and ~/.local/share/mpd)

Run mpd.

$ mpd

If everything is ok, it directly detaches itself. (so it looks like it exits). It might complain that the db_file cannot be found, you can safely ignore this.

In order to build the database file, MPD must scan into the music_directory. A MPD client is required to request this task, for example with mpc the command is

$ mpc update

.

You most likely want to have mpd started automatically when logging into tty. To start MPD on login add the following to

~/.profile
# MPD daemon start (if no other user instance exists)
[ ! -s ~/.config/mpd/pid ] && mpd

That's it. Now you can enjoy your favorite music.

P.S.

In this simple set up i use command line user interface for MPD server. Here you can see the commands used in mpc. But there are more clients in the official Devuan repository (TUI and GUI).

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#11 Re: Other Issues » Is VirtualBox (or alternative) in the repo? » 2020-01-12 13:10:02

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

If you don't like GUI management tools see my fdn guide

It is exelent guide. This instruction helped me a lot!

#12 Re: Other Issues » Is VirtualBox (or alternative) in the repo? » 2020-01-11 19:36:28

Ron wrote:

Am I missing it, or is Virtualbox not in the repo? Any alternatives in the repo?

Hello. Virtualbox is in  ascii-backports - contrib repo. But, for my opinion, it is a crap. I prefer qemu-kvm- QEMU Full virtualization on x86 hardware. It is in ascii - main repo.

#13 Re: Installation » installing nvidia drivers on ascii 2.1 » 2020-01-11 13:40:27

Hello. How do I install Nvidia driver? It is very simple. Add contrib and non-free to your

/etc/apt/sources.list

Then install

nvidia-detect

  script:

 # apt install nvidia-detect

Run it (as normal user). Here example output:

$ nvidia-detect
Detected NVIDIA GPUs:
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 430] [10de:0de1] (rev a1)
Your card is supported by the default drivers.
It is recommended to install the
    nvidia-driver
package.

Now, install Linux headers for the kernel you are using. If you are using 4.9 Linux kernel in Devuan Ascii:

# apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's/[^-]*-[^-]*-//')

Then you can install the package:

# apt-get update
# apt-get install nvidia-driver 

Restart your system to enable the nouveau blacklist. This method i used on all my machines.

P.S.

Do not use this method if you have bublebee.

#14 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2019-12-23 13:34:24

HevyDevy, looks nice and minimal. Good work!

#16 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Apt-get show one package per line? » 2019-12-18 12:58:23

bgstack15 wrote:

@Head_on_a_Stick solved it. That's good enough. Wow. Apparently I didn't read the right man pages or right sections of the man pages. This -V is such a game-changer.

edit: Showing the version numbers is even a nice bonus!

Flag

 -V, --verbose-versions 

show full versions for upgraded and installed packages.

#17 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Apt-get show one package per line? » 2019-12-17 12:25:04

How about aptitude? Maybe with this tool is possible to show one package per line?

#18 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2019-11-30 12:55:46

Nili wrote:

...but showing the above wasn't my goal, this is the first time i have come down to this level tweaking "x86_64" so low in ram.I wouldn't reach it if wasn't for Devuan 2.1 wink

Very impressive!

#19 Re: DIY » KISS: a new systemd-free distribution that aims to "keep it simple" » 2019-11-23 17:40:40

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

OK, been trying it out a bit more. No X yet because it takes so long to compile stuff.
It is incredibly minimalist, even more so than Alpine Linux.Nice :-)

Thank you Head_on_a_Stick, for testing it. I think it is not my cup of tea. Compiling ALL stuff takes so many time.

#20 Re: DIY » KISS: a new systemd-free distribution that aims to "keep it simple" » 2019-11-20 17:27:46

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Though this might be of interest to some folks here

Hello. Did you try this distro?

#21 Re: News & Announcements » ASCII 2.1 point release » 2019-10-27 18:02:31

Thanks goes to devs! Nice works, guys!

#23 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2019-08-01 17:52:54

Nili wrote:

Fluxbox after long time in Openbox. A bit of colorfull

Very nice. As always! Keep a good work!

#24 Re: Off-topic » Boom Times or financial apocalypse » 2019-06-27 16:30:37

The world is finally ready for Marxism!

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