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#1 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [Solved] Grub "savedefault" not working » Today 15:45:36

The /etc/default/grub file whose contents you show here, takes the form of a shell script that is executed before running Grub, so that the variables are defined for Grub to use.
In a shell script, backticks are used to wrap around a statement that is the same as something that could be executed on the shell prompt. So

`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`

means that the output of that command should be substituted. So if the output of that command is "Devuan" then the line is evaluated as  GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=Devuan.
The double quotes are just quotes, so the exact string "quiet" is the value for that last entry.
But back to the backticks and their contents. In most shells, the double-pipe || means a logical OR. In shell, that means if the first command returns false (that is, it fails in some way), run the second statement. So if lsb_release -i -s (with sending any errors to the null device, so suppress all error messages) fails, then just show the word Debian.

#2 Re: Other Issues » Submission to Experimental: rmw (ReMove to Waste) » 2019-08-14 02:30:03

Wow, thanks for using Devuan as the upstream for your project. I personally won't have a use for this project, because I'm one of those old fogies who just rm -rf $ITEM which of course has bitten me a few times but you can't teach an old-hearted dog new tricks. I appreciate that you are endeavoring to comply with the freedesktop.org Trash spec. Just because some projects from them seem a little... unwanted doesn't mean it all is unwanted.

I am not an official packager at all, but I do like building dpkgs. After looking through your debian/ dir, I have nothing to add. Good job! I took months to get up to speed on building a dpkg, so I definitely consider it a skill to be learned.

#3 Re: Off-topic » Rust install? » 2019-08-13 11:53:25

I compile Waterfox on Devuan, which requires rust. I pull in packages rustc and cargo (and clang-6.0). However, I do it all through automation and never need to interact with the command line.

#4 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » installation Nextcloud » 2019-08-12 18:12:42

Wow, VPS services offer Devuan! That sounds nice. You could adapt the instructions from https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how … -debian-9/. You will need to control system services with service instead of systemctl. Tell us how it goes, or where you get stuck.

#5 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » UPS monitor » 2019-08-12 11:41:39

A metapackage is normally designed as an easy name, such as "ups-monitor" and it is really an empty package which requires a bunch of the libs and other dependencies needed to perform the task. However, in this case, the apcupsd package has a "Provides: ups-monitor" visible in apt-cache show apcupsd. It fulfills the role of "ups-monitor." You can choose if you want to install apcupsd or nut-client. Not sure which would be best for you based on the situation. Nut is more cross-manufacturer iirc, and apcupsd sounds specifically like for the APC brand. I use CyberPower, which provided its own [rpms, on CentOS].

#6 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] Ceres 64-bit and cannot install wine32:i386 » 2019-08-10 16:58:18

I've traced it down to the fact that there's an extra libuuid1 package, with a higher version number, at http://deb.devuan.org//devuan/pool/main/u/util-linux/. (And two other low-level packages with higher version numbers).

I am now installing winehq-staging right now, and here are the steps I used to get around the problems encountered earlier:

wget http://deb.devuan.org/devuan/pool/main/u/util-linux/libuuid1_2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1_i386.deb
sudo apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" install ./libuuid1_2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1_i386.deb
# syntax from bugs.debian.org 768651
wget http://deb.devuan.org/devuan/pool/main/u/util-linux/libblkid1_2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1_i386.deb
sudo apt-get  install ./libblkid1_2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1_i386.deb
wget http://deb.devuan.org/devuan/pool/main/u/util-linux/libmount1_2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1_i386.deb
sudo apt-get install ./libmount1_2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1_i386.deb

I know the steps can be cleaned up, but the above is the order I took them in.
Here is the cleaned up version:

wget http://deb.devuan.org/devuan/pool/main/u/util-linux/libuuid1_2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1_i386.deb http://deb.devuan.org/devuan/pool/main/u/util-linux/libblkid1_2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1_i386.deb http://deb.devuan.org/devuan/pool/main/u/util-linux/libmount1_2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1_i386.deb
sudo apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" install ./libuuid1_2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1_i386.deb 
# syntax from bugs.debian.org 768651
sudo apt-get install ./libblkid1_2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1_i386.deb ./libmount1_2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1_i386.deb

#7 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] Ceres 64-bit and cannot install wine32:i386 » 2019-08-10 16:18:18

The original is now happening on a pristine install of Devuan 2.0 which was dist-upgraded to ceres.
Here are my sources:

[root@ltb-005|/root]# grep -h -viE '^\s*($|#)' /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
deb http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged ceres main contrib non-free
deb-src http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged ceres main
deb http://albion320.no-ip.biz/smith122/repo/devuan-deb/ /
deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/bgstack15/Debian_Unstable/ /
deb http://albion320.no-ip.biz/smith122/repo/deb/ /
deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ sid main

After setting the "ceres" in the files, I did the upgrade and then dist-upgrade.

Is this process wrong? I really want wine32 present on my system, and I feel that this weird arrangement of underlying packages is not a legitimate reason to not get wine32 somehow on my systems.

#8 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » ALSA is my favorite » 2019-08-09 21:41:47

Thank you for sharing! I like alsamixer-gui and alsamixer myself. I confess I haven't done a whole lot of configuring my window manager/DE to send volume up and down like you've got shown here for icewm.

I'm surprised you haven't got any conflicts in any programs with Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down for controlling the system audio. I normally have to bind to something longer.

#9 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] Ceres 64-bit and cannot install wine32:i386 » 2019-08-03 14:00:14

I had noticed it was referring to a "libuuid1:amd64 2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1" but the i386 was "libuuid1:i386=2.33.1-0.1+devuan1." I realize I'm using the unstable, release, so it can have more problems like this. I think the multiarch page or another page about it talked about how the versions need to match across architectures.
So perhaps it's a temporary issue until the i386 and amd64 packages are at the same version number. What doesn't make sense is my second Devuan system was able to apt-get dist-upgrade and wine32 was still there, and everything.

#10 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] Ceres 64-bit and cannot install wine32:i386 » 2019-08-02 11:08:36

Wow, thank you for going to bat for me! You must be in a different timezone, because your exchange with one of the kernel devs happened in the middle of my night.
I definitely expect my broken system to be non-pristine. I failed to share my sources.list and my list of installed packages. I am embarrassed to report that my system has a bunch of +devuan1 and +devuan2.1 packages.

[bgstack15@ltb-013|/etc/apt/apt.conf.d]$ dpkg -l | awk '{print $3}' | awk -F'+' '{print $2}' | sort | uniq -c | grep devuan
      8 devuan
     16 devuan1
      1 devuan1.0
      7 devuan1.1
      2 devuan1.3
      6 devuan2
     13 devuan2.1
      5 devuan3
      1 devuan3.0
      1 devuan3.1

With those being:

[bgstack15@ltb-013|/etc/apt/apt.conf.d]$ dpkg -l | grep -E -e '\+devuan'
ii  base-files                                                  10.3+devuan3.0                     all          Devuan base system miscellaneous files
ii  bsdutils                                                    1:2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1             amd64        basic utilities from 4.4BSD-Lite
ii  colord                                                      1.4.3-3+devuan1                    amd64        system service to manage device colour profiles -- system daemon
ii  colord-data                                                 1.4.3-3+devuan1                    all          system service to manage device colour profiles -- data files
ii  dbus                                                        1.12.16-1+devuan2                  amd64        simple interprocess messaging system (daemon and utilities)
ii  dbus-x11                                                    1.12.16-1+devuan2                  amd64        simple interprocess messaging system (X11 deps)
ii  devuan-baseconf                                             0.6.4+devuan3.1                    all          Devuan base config files
ii  distro-info-data                                            0.39+devuan1.1                     all          information about the distributions' releases (data files)
ii  fdisk                                                       2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1               amd64        collection of partitioning utilities
ii  freefilesync                                                10.14-2+devuan                     amd64        
ii  gir1.2-polkit-1.0                                           0.105-25+devuan3                   amd64        GObject introspection data for PolicyKit
ii  init                                                        1.56+devuan1                       amd64        metapackage ensuring an init system is installed
ii  init-system-helpers                                         1.56+devuan1                       all          helper tools for all init systems
ii  initscripts                                                 2.93-8+devuan1                     amd64        scripts for initializing and shutting down the system
rc  irfanview-bin32                                             4.53-1+devuan                      all          graphics viewer from a non-free OS
ii  irfanview-bin64                                             4.53-2+devuan                      all          graphics viewer from a non-free OS
ii  irfanview-common                                            4.53-2+devuan                      all          common elements for irfanview
ii  libblkid1:amd64                                             2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1               amd64        block device ID library
ii  libcgmanager0:amd64                                         0.36-2+devuan1                     amd64        Central cgroup manager daemon (client library)
ii  libcolord2:amd64                                            1.4.3-3+devuan1                    amd64        system service to manage device colour profiles -- runtime
ii  libcolorhug2:amd64                                          1.4.3-3+devuan1                    amd64        library to access the ColorHug colourimeter -- runtime
ii  libdbus-1-3:amd64                                           1.12.16-1+devuan2                  amd64        simple interprocess messaging system (library)
ii  libfdisk1:amd64                                             2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1               amd64        fdisk partitioning library
ii  libmount1:amd64                                             2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1               amd64        device mounting library
ii  libpcsclite1:amd64                                          1.8.22-1+devuan2                   amd64        Middleware to access a smart card using PC/SC (library)
ii  libpolkit-agent-1-0:amd64                                   0.105-25+devuan3                   amd64        PolicyKit Authentication Agent API
ii  libpolkit-backend-consolekit-1-0:amd64                      0.105-25+devuan3                   amd64        PolicyKit backend API
ii  libpolkit-gobject-consolekit-1-0:amd64                      0.105-25+devuan3                   amd64        PolicyKit Authorization API
ii  libprocps4:amd64                                            2:3.3.10-4+devuan1.0               amd64        library for accessing process information from /proc
ii  libprocps6:amd64                                            2:3.3.12-3+devuan2.1               amd64        library for accessing process information from /proc
ii  libsmartcols1:amd64                                         2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1               amd64        smart column output alignment library
ii  libudisks2-0:amd64                                          2.1.3-5+devuan2                    amd64        GObject based library to access udisks2
ii  libupower-glib1:amd64                                       1:0.9.23-2+devuan1.3               amd64        abstraction for power management - shared library
ii  libuuid1:amd64                                              2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1               amd64        Universally Unique ID library
ii  mount                                                       2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1               amd64        tools for mounting and manipulating filesystems
ii  net-tools                                                   1.60+git20180626.aebd88e-1+devuan1 amd64        NET-3 networking toolkit
ii  palemoon                                                    28.6.0.1-1+devuan                  amd64        Firefox-based, efficient and easy to use web browser
ii  palemoon-ublock-origin                                      1.16.4.8-2+devuan                  all          An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.
ii  policykit-1                                                 0.105-25+devuan3                   amd64        framework for managing administrative policies and privileges
ii  popularity-contest                                          1.67+devuan1                       all          Vote for your favourite packages automatically
ii  procps                                                      2:3.3.12-3+devuan2.1               amd64        /proc file system utilities
ii  python-wicd                                                 1.7.4+tb2-6+devuan1.1              all          wired and wireless network manager - Python module
ii  python3-reportbug                                           7.5.1+devuan1                      all          Python modules for interacting with bug tracking systems
ii  reportbug                                                   7.5.1+devuan1                      all          reports bugs in the Debian distribution
ii  rfkill                                                      2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1               amd64        tool for enabling and disabling wireless devices
ii  rsyslog                                                     8.39.0-1+devuan1                   amd64        reliable system and kernel logging daemon
ii  sysv-rc                                                     2.93-8+devuan1                     all          System-V-like runlevel change mechanism
ii  sysvinit                                                    2.93-8+devuan1                     amd64        System-V-like init utilities - transitional package
ii  sysvinit-core                                               2.93-8+devuan1                     amd64        System-V-like init utilities
ii  sysvinit-utils                                              2.93-8+devuan1                     amd64        System-V-like utilities
ii  task-english                                                3.48+devuan1.1                     all          General English environment
ii  task-laptop                                                 3.48+devuan1.1                     all          laptop
ii  task-ssh-server                                             3.48+devuan1.1                     all          SSH server
ii  tasksel                                                     3.48+devuan1.1                     all          tool for selecting tasks for installation on Devuan systems
ii  tasksel-data                                                3.48+devuan1.1                     all          official tasks used for installation of Devuan systems
ii  udev                                                        1:3.2.7+devuan1.1                  amd64        Transitional package for eudev
ii  udisks2                                                     2.1.3-5+devuan2                    amd64        D-Bus service to access and manipulate storage devices
ii  upower                                                      1:0.9.23-2+devuan1.3               amd64        abstraction for power management
ii  util-linux                                                  2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1               amd64        miscellaneous system utilities
ii  util-linux-locales                                          2.32.1-0.1+devuan2.1               all          locales files for util-linux
ii  veracrypt                                                   1.23-2+devuan                      amd64        Cross-platform on-the-fly encryption
ii  waterfox                                                    56.2.12-1+devuan                   amd64        Free, open and private browser
ii  wicd                                                        1.7.4+tb2-6+devuan1.1              all          wired and wireless network manager - metapackage
ii  wicd-cli                                                    1.7.4+tb2-6+devuan1.1              all          wired and wireless network manager - scriptable console client
ii  wicd-daemon                                                 1.7.4+tb2-6+devuan1.1              all          wired and wireless network manager - daemon
ii  wicd-gtk                                                    1.7.4+tb2-6+devuan1.1              all          wired and wireless network manager - GTK+ client

My sources.list contents:

[bgstack15@ltb-013|/etc/apt/sources.list.d]$ grep -hviE '^(#|$)' /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
deb http://packages.devuan.org/merged ceres main contrib non-free
deb-src http://packages.devuan.org/merged ceres main contrib non-free
deb http://albion320.no-ip.biz/smith122/repo/devuan-deb/ /
deb http://packages.devuan.org/devuan ceres main contrib non-free
deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/bgstack15/Debian_Unstable/ /
deb http://albion320.no-ip.biz/smith122/repo/deb/ /
deb http://linux.teamviewer.com/deb stable main

I will chalk this up to a non-pristine system, and that I should reinstall soon. Thank you so much for your help, Ralph!

#11 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] Ceres 64-bit and cannot install wine32:i386 » 2019-08-02 03:14:53

Ooh, I miscommunicated in my previous post.

Thank you, Ralph, for the advice.

I have another Devuan installation, where wine32:i386 is already installed and it works and all that.

My first one, is still messed up and I have not yet messed with equivs.

Would you please link to the bug report here? I am having trouble navigating the debian bugs site. I came from a Fedora world and all the debianized stuff is a learning curve for me.

#12 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] Ceres 64-bit and cannot install wine32:i386 » 2019-08-02 01:18:36

Thank you, Ralph! I have now confirmed that at least one other beowulf/ceres instance is working correctly and I can install wine32:i386.

This is the second time someone has answered me with "check out equivs." I remembered that advice from last time (oh, it was you!), so now I will have to figure it out. I am concerned that something so low-level like libuuid is causing weird problems on my system, for something (high-level?) like Wine.

#13 Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] Ceres 64-bit and cannot install wine32:i386 » 2019-08-01 22:17:51

bgstack15
Replies: 21

I have a Devuan 3 (beowulf/ceres) am64 installation, and I've enabled multiarch.

When I apt-get update and apt-get install wine32:i386, I get this error:

[bgstack15@ltb-013|/home/bgstack15]$ sudo apt-get install wine32:i386 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 wine32:i386 : Depends: libwine:i386 (= 4.0-2) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Chasing down all the things that it depends on results in this command:

[bgstack15@ltb-013|/home/bgstack15]$ sudo apt-get install wine32:i386 libwine:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libgphoto2-6:i386 libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0:i386 libgstreamer1.0-0:i386 libpulse0:i386 libsdl2-2.0-0:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386 libuuid1:i386 libmount1:i386 libsm6:i386 libblkid1:i386

Full output: https://pastebin.com/bS0DTHQC
Tail end of output:

WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed.
This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing!
  e2fsprogs libblkid1 (due to e2fsprogs) libuuid1 (due to e2fsprogs) fdisk
  libfdisk1 (due to fdisk) libmount1 (due to fdisk) init sysvinit-core (due to init) mount
  util-linux (due to mount) sysvinit-utils
0 upgraded, 204 newly installed, 571 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
Need to get 115 MB of archives.
After this operation, 2,053 MB disk space will be freed.
You are about to do something potentially harmful.
To continue type in the phrase 'Yes, do as I say!'
 ?] n
Abort.

Would you please help me figure out how to get my 32-bit wine binary so I can run my Wine-based game? I don't understand why I cannot install a lot of these in parallel. I know I've done this before, all on beowulf/ceres.

#14 Re: Other Issues » Any public build services that include a Devuan chroot? » 2019-07-26 14:09:05

Thank you for sharing! I have never used lxd/lxc. I came from a kvm hypervisor space and when containers were shoved at me, I ran docker begrudgingly. I have heard of lxc but thought it was a Ubuntu thing. It's good to see that is is a Debian-level thing as well. Are you aware of any pre-built containers of Devuan Ceres?

#15 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Cinnamon settings and Beowulf/Ceres X86_64 » 2019-07-26 13:54:51

Thank you for sharing! I had migrated off of Cinnamon even in my pre-Devuan days, but it was my favorite closed-OS-resembling DE. I moved on to XFCE for full DEs, and now even Fluxbox for a more minimalistic setup.

(Plus, I didn't even know Cinnamon was working in Devuan; it's very Gnome-like for obvious reasons)

#16 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] xscreensaver works but prompt has no text » 2019-06-29 12:35:55

On yet another Devuan netinst instance, I had this problem again.
I ended up installing a lot of font packages, and rebooting. I guess restarting X or else rebooting triggers a cache update for the fonts?

apt-get install fonts-crosextra-caladea fonts-crosextra-carlito fonts-dejavu fonts-dejavu-extra fonts-font-awesome fonts-lato fonts-liberation2 fonts-linuxlibertine fonts-mathjax fonts-noto-core fonts-noto-ui-core fonts-opensymbol fonts-roboto-slab fonts-sil-gentium fonts-sil-gentium-basic
apt-get install xfonts-100dpi xfonts-100dpi-transcoded freetype2-doc gsfonts libfreetype6 libfontembed1 fonts-noto-mono fonts-liberation fonts-droid-fallback

The next time I try this, I will do just this bottom line, and report back here. I don't want to have to install the phone book, if I only need a single one of these packages.

#17 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Codec needed for Handbrake » 2019-06-26 01:00:40

I don't know a whole lot about the codecs involved, but I know that ffmpeg (or libav, depending on which fork Devuan carries) can deal with tons of codecs. You could perhaps cut out a few steps if ffmpeg/avconv can take your input file and output the right type of audio for you. You will have to read the man page for ffmpeg to learn how to tell it how to deal with the audio track, while leaving the video track intact.

#18 Re: Other Issues » Any public build services that include a Devuan chroot? » 2019-06-26 00:53:55

Thank you. I wasn't sure if that would be a good idea, but with your recommendation I will proceed.

#19 Other Issues » Any public build services that include a Devuan chroot? » 2019-06-20 03:00:39

bgstack15
Replies: 4

I use Fedora and CentOS on a few systems, and the Fedora copr system is pretty great: they provide free (as in beer) building and hosting of rpms. I am aware of the OpenSUSE build service but have never used it, as I don't use any OSes that it targets with build environments/chroots.

Are there any free build services that provide a Devuan chroot? I am looking for some service to handle really just beowulf/ceres i686 and x86_64. I actually don't use any jessie or ascii.

#20 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] Installing VirtualBox in Devuan ASCII » 2019-05-14 11:20:00

Wow, nemu looks great! I'll have to check it out. I'm no virtualbox fan or hater, but I am a qemu/libvirt/kvm guy, from my CentOS days.

#21 Re: Installation » Beowulf, where to download from » 2019-03-18 01:52:24

KatolaZ, thank you for sharing the link to the ceres netinst image. All of my devuan installations get upgraded to ceres, so starting them there would be easier.

#22 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] xscreensaver works but prompt has no text » 2019-03-06 23:26:30

After taking some time to briefly understand how fonts are named/identified, I learned about how to use this command.

xlsfonts -fn '*-*-bold-r-*-*-*-140-*'

After installing a lot of fonts, it still wasn't working. After a reboot I think (and a day later), it's working now!
Thank you for your help, everybody.

The last few entries from my /var/log/apt/history.log

Start-Date: 2019-03-05  22:11:47
Commandline: apt-get install xfonts-100dpi xfonts-100dpi-transcoded
Requested-By: bgstack15 (960600001)
Install: xfonts-100dpi-transcoded:amd64 (1:1.0.4+nmu1), xfonts-100dpi:amd64 (1:1.0.4+nmu1)
End-Date: 2019-03-05  22:12:19

Start-Date: 2019-03-05  22:37:30
Commandline: apt-get install i3lock
Requested-By: bgstack15 (960600001)
Install: libxcb-xrm0:amd64 (1.0-3, automatic), libev4:amd64 (1:4.25-1, automatic), i3lock:amd64 (2.11.1-1)
End-Date: 2019-03-05  22:37:38

Start-Date: 2019-03-05  22:39:14
Commandline: apt-get purge i3lock
Requested-By: bgstack15 (960600001)
Purge: i3lock:amd64 (2.11.1-1)
End-Date: 2019-03-05  22:39:18

Start-Date: 2019-03-05  22:41:02
Commandline: apt-get purge i3lock libev4 libxcb-xrm0
Requested-By: bgstack15 (960600001)
Purge: libxcb-xrm0:amd64 (1.0-3), libev4:amd64 (1:4.25-1)
End-Date: 2019-03-05  22:41:05

Start-Date: 2019-03-05  22:49:32
Commandline: apt-get install fonts-crosextra-caladea fonts-crosextra-carlito fonts-dejavu fonts-dejavu-extra fonts-font-awesome
Requested-By: bgstack15 (960600001)
Install: fonts-font-awesome:amd64 (5.0.10+really4.7.0~dfsg-1), fonts-dejavu:amd64 (2.37-1), fonts-crosextra-carlito:amd64 (20130920-1), fonts-dejavu-extra:amd64 (2.37-1), fonts-crosextra-caladea:amd64 (20130214-2)
End-Date: 2019-03-05  22:49:42

Start-Date: 2019-03-05  22:50:11
Commandline: apt-get install fonts-crosextra-caladea fonts-crosextra-carlito fonts-dejavu fonts-dejavu-extra fonts-font-awesome fonts-lato fonts-liberation2 fonts-linuxlibertine fonts-mathjax fonts-noto-core fonts-noto-ui-core fonts-opensymbol fonts-roboto-slab fonts-sil-gentium fonts-sil-gentium-basic
Requested-By: bgstack15 (960600001)
Install: fonts-linuxlibertine:amd64 (5.3.0-4), fonts-mathjax:amd64 (2.7.4+dfsg-1), fonts-noto-ui-core:amd64 (20181227-1), fonts-sil-gentium-basic:amd64 (1.102-1), fonts-roboto-slab:amd64 (1.100263+20170512-1), fonts-lato:amd64 (2.0-2), fonts-opensymbol:amd64 (2:102.10+LibO6.1.5-1), fonts-noto-core:amd64 (20181227-1), fonts-sil-gentium:amd64 (20081126:1.03-2)
End-Date: 2019-03-05  22:50:50

I think it was the large swath of fonts at the end, and a reboot.

#23 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] xscreensaver works but prompt has no text » 2019-03-06 04:03:34

No go. It still shows the splash screen and unlock prompt with no words whatsoever.

#24 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] xscreensaver works but prompt has no text » 2019-03-06 03:10:34

# XScreenSaver Preferences File
# Written by xscreensaver-demo 5.42 for bgstack15 on Sun Mar  3 18:11:54 2019.
# https://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/

timeout:        0:10:00
cycle:          0:10:00
lock:           True
lockTimeout:    0:05:00
passwdTimeout:  0:00:30
visualID:       default
installColormap:    True
verbose:        False
timestamp:      True
splash:         True
splashDuration: 0:00:05
demoCommand:    xscreensaver-demo
prefsCommand:   xscreensaver-demo -prefs
nice:           10
memoryLimit:    0
fade:           False
unfade:         False
fadeSeconds:    0:00:03
fadeTicks:      20
captureStderr:  True
ignoreUninstalledPrograms:False
font:           *-medium-r-*-140-*-m-*
dpmsEnabled:    False
dpmsQuickOff:   False
dpmsStandby:    2:00:00
dpmsSuspend:    2:00:00
dpmsOff:        4:00:00
grabDesktopImages:  False
grabVideoFrames:    False
chooseRandomImages: False
imageDirectory:

mode:           one
selected:       154

textMode:       date
textLiteral:    XScreenSaver
textFile:
textProgram:    fortune
textURL:        https://planet.debian.org/rss20.xml

programs:                                                                     \
                                maze -root                                  \n\
- GL:                           superquadrics -root                         \n\
...TRUNCATED...

pointerPollTime:    0:00:05
pointerHysteresis:  10
windowCreationTimeout:0:00:30
initialDelay:   0:00:00
GetViewPortIsFullOfLies:False
procInterrupts: True
xinputExtensionDev: False
overlayStderr:  True
authWarningSlack:   20

I ran xlsfonts (it was already present from x11-utils from when I was troubleshooting other, fluxbox stuff) and didn't see any helvetica, or anything that matches a regex similar to the (shell-glob-resembling) conf entry.

$ xlsfonts | grep -E 'medium-r-.*-140-.*-m-'
$ xlsfonts | grep -i helv
$

Submitting now so I don't lose my large post, but I'm still investigating.

#25 Re: Other Issues » Neovim upgrade » 2019-03-05 12:06:40

Do you know which release/branch of Devuan your downstream distros are based on? I am using devuan ceres (unstable or sid), and I've got vim 8.1. And neovim 0.3.4 is in the ceres/main apt repo.

One of the benefits and the downsides to the stable releases (jessie and ascii) is that the stable software sometimes lags, to remain stable.

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