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#1 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Does Lightdm work now with Devuan? » 2021-01-08 10:29:33

Yes it works fine. ASCII, Beowulf, Chimaera, with Mate desktop & Cinnamon.

rolfie

#2 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » What AMD graphics card (< US$250) works on Beowulf? » 2020-12-20 10:35:28

I am running a 5500XT with Beowulf on 2 X570 mainboards with Ryzen 3700X, latest backports kernel and firmware, Mate Desktop. For Gnome/Cinnamon you need the MX Mesa package upgrade. Read the linked post and all its branches.

rolfie

#4 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [Solved] Boot error messages for non-existant drives » 2020-11-25 17:52:11

golinux wrote:

@rolfie . . . An "Invisible ink" trick?

Impressing, isn't it?

No, you were reading too fast. I just hit TAB in the middle of starting to answer, which posted what I wrote so far. Had to edit the post for a complete answer.

Sorry, easily explainable.

rolfie

#5 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [Solved] Boot error messages for non-existant drives » 2020-11-25 17:43:40

Hi Lawson,

sda uses the traditional msdos partitioning, max of 4 primary partitions supported, or you use the dirty trick of adding an extended partition with logical drives. This is what we see here.

sda1 and sda2 are two primary partitions for swap and Devuan. sda3 is the extended partition for the rest of the drive which holds sda5 as first logical partition. This is normal naming. Everything fine and explainable.

lsblk does not show any indication of an open LVM. If the messages don't disturb you too much leave it as is.

Maybe the LVM is hidden in the Ubuntu stuff?

rolfie

#6 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [Solved] Boot error messages for non-existant drives » 2020-11-25 15:27:17

You can ignore the errors due to devices sdb to sde. Depending on the type of reader, there is no way to get rid of these messages (I have such an adapter myself in one of my PCs).

About the LVM: are you sure you haven't got that running? What is lsblk showing? Run this as root.

rolfie

#9 Re: Installation » two questions, new to Devuan » 2020-11-04 17:39:45

FYI: the Devuan team is very small. It concentrates on removing systemd dependencies from Debian packages, the rest is taken over unchanged.

Don't expect a perfect world.

rolfie

#10 Re: Other Issues » Accidentally caught close terminal whilst running gdebi-gtk » 2020-11-03 21:59:21

I am using VB for many years now, no issues with it. Some people say its crap because its from Oracle. Ok.

Tried qemu, and did not have the features I used to have with VB: a good and useful graphical tools to administer, easy pass through of USB drives, shared folders. And it looked liked I could not reliably use it, it crashed on me spontaneously several times. So I dropped my try.

To pass through USB you have to install the extension pack, without it would not work. And you need to be in the vboxusers group. If I remember correctly on Beowulf I had to load some modules. That wasn't required with ASCII. Got an old XP and a Win7 virtual machine working fine for me (and I use VB to try Linux distros and new versions like Chimaera in VB).

If you need support give us a shout.

rolfie

#11 Re: Other Issues » Accidentally caught close terminal whilst running gdebi-gtk » 2020-11-03 21:24:53

I use VB, tried qemu/kvm and found its not mine. I load the latest package ddirectly from Oracle and install it with dpkg -i.

rolfie

#12 Re: Installation » Sources.list ascii-backports question » 2020-11-03 20:45:28

Yes, backports is pinned down. If you want packages from backports, you need to enter:

apt -t ascii-backports install wine

or (as example)

apt install wine-4.0-2~bpo9+1

rolfie

#13 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] Beowulf: Xserver native mode in AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G » 2020-11-01 12:40:06

If you copy the fimware manually, a manual update-initramfs -u -k all is mandatory.

rolfie

#14 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » LUKS crypt fail to open on recent kernel 5.8.x » 2020-10-30 17:35:04

I have got 4 PC with encrypted LVMs/unencrypted boot running under Beowulf on 5.8 kernel with no issues. They are automatically decrypted during boot based on keys from USB sticks.

rolfie

#15 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] Beowulf: Xserver native mode in AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G » 2020-10-30 17:29:09

Klmjab wrote:
rolfie wrote:

What do you mean by:

Upgrade firmware of the motherboard to the last version available on the web (I think date is 10-22-2020)

What package is that?

https://www.asus.com/es/Motherboards-Co … pDesk_BIOS

Ahh you mean the bios.

#16 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] Beowulf: Xserver native mode in AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G » 2020-10-30 17:27:33

Installing the 5.8 kernel from backports is a good approach, but only 50% of the job. When you can install the backports kernel, what hinders you to perform the other 50% and enter:

apt -t beowulf-backports install firmware-linux-nonfree

rolfie

Edith: in the top right hand corner of this page is a button labelled Packages. Open this page, enter firmware-linux-nonfree and look at the output.

#17 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] Beowulf: Xserver native mode in AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G » 2020-10-30 12:13:21

First of all you should load the latest fimware-linux-nonfree from backports. I guess that is missing, your amd-graphics firmware package is outdated for this new HW.

What do you mean by:

Upgrade firmware of the motherboard to the last version available on the web (I think date is 10-22-2020)

What package is that?

rolfie

#18 Re: Other Issues » Xsane Image doesn't detect my scanner » 2020-10-17 19:54:12

Just a small hint how to easily find Devuan package information:

On top of every page in this forum on the right hand side you find 5 links. The one to the right says Packages.

Open that link, enter hplip* in the box and select Any as release. You get a list of entries across all Devuan versions.

In Beowulf on 3.18.12 is present. No backports version. You may try the 3.20 from Ceres. Somewhere in this forum is a howto how to avoid pulling all kinds of stuff from the Ceres repo.

rolfie

#19 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Sony Camera not recognized » 2020-10-16 18:16:33

When I summarize the feedback received on lsusb and lsblk, the camera is found on the usb subsystem, but the product id seems to be unknown. Contrary to my Panasonic which is working fine there is no sign of any memory. Looks like its not recognised at all. Strange for a product that is more that 6 years on the market. On the other hand I am not familiar with Sony products, I avoid them whereever I can.

@OP: when I read what you wrote in your first posts it is very interpretable if the camera worked under ASCII. I would assume when it worked under ASCII it also should under Beowulf. Buuuuut: we have the proof that there is no memory recognised. Very strange.

So  please give Magnus' suggestion a try. Maybe a dedicated udev rule fixes the issue (have you optimised something?).

rolfie

#20 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Sony Camera not recognized » 2020-10-14 18:29:54

One topic per thread only please.

When I connect my Panasonic (don't own a Sony, never had) to the usb port I get a similar output. The memory isn't shown with lsusb.

Bus 002 Device 008: ID 04da:2372 Panasonic (Matsushita) Lumix Camera (Storage mode)

When I connect my camera I have to select a mode, either Pict Bridge (PTP) or PC. I only use the later. What about the Sony?

When the camera is connected with the correct mode selected, the SD memory card shows up in lsblk:

sdh                   8:112  1 119,1G  1 disk  
└─sdh1                8:113  1 119,1G  1 part  /media/rolf/3663-6361

and is available on my Mate desktop as 128GB device. Caja shows "MATSHITA DC-TZ91: Datenträger 128 GB". I can copy images from the card to my home drive then as desired.

What is happening on your laptop? Is the memory shown in lsblk?

rolfie

Edith: just tried the PTP mode for curiosity. Hey it also works in my configuration, same drive is present in lsblk and on the Caja screen, just named slightly different.

#21 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Sony Camera not recognized » 2020-10-14 16:29:39

Isn't that camera an USB device? I would suggest first of all to check on the console if and how the camera re. its memory stick? shows up when plugged in. lsusb

Have you tried all available USB ports on the laptop?

rolfie

#22 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » (Beowulf)(AMD RX550) AMD Firmware Bug? » 2020-10-11 16:25:38

kapqa wrote:

there is no "ukuu" on devuan?
don't find any mentioning of beowulf backports?

how to easily upgrade the kernel then?

Read https://devuan.org/os/packages, in the bottom backports are mentioned.

Once they are enabled in the sources.list, do an apt update, then apt -t beowulf-backports install firmware-amd-graphics.

For the kernel list what is available, then select the one you want, e.g.:

apt list linux-image-5*
apt install linux-image-5.7.0-0.bpo.2-amd64

rolfie

#23 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » (Beowulf)(AMD RX550) AMD Firmware Bug? » 2020-10-11 15:56:52

Give firmware-amd-graphics and the 5.7 kernel from backports a try.

rolfie

#24 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] ext4 usb flash drive is slow » 2020-10-10 13:43:18

Some thoughts to that:
* Use ext2 instead of ext3/4, no journal so should be faster. Linux permissions.
* Use exfat. Pro: can be read on Win7/8/9/10 too. Does not have the FAT32 limitations. Downside: no Linux permissions.
* Same for NTFS.

rolfie

#25 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » SOLVED: Latest Firefox on 2.0 Cinnamon has resize problems » 2020-10-06 19:48:35

Cinnamon and old style frames etc:
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=272414

You might also consider installing cinnamon-themes and mate-themes.

What the resizing etc is concerned, I think its related to a change in FF 78ESR.

rolfie

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