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#1 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [Solved] Cinnamon or Gnome 3 with Devuan ASCII with apt-pinning » 2018-09-04 19:41:18

So many questions but at least I will answer this.
You can install Gnome from the repos but it is not really supported by Devuan, like you said, too many things in Gnome need systemd.
Cinnamon on the other side is just fine and one of the recommended desktop environments in Devuan. But to have a newer version would be tricky and I would be against pinning but that is just me. Beowulf is really too far away from ready to use, I guess. Someone can prove me wrong.

As for the other questions go and open separate threads to get quality answers.

#2 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » KDE-5/Plasma-5 homogeneous Appearance, missing Icons & irregular Fonts » 2018-09-01 23:34:23

As a side note: qt5ct will be available in the future, it is already in testing.

#3 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » What are the necessary packages for audio to work correctly? » 2018-09-01 23:30:33

A default Devuan install usually gives you all you need nowadays. 
Of course if you make a very minimal install you always could forget some important package.

#4 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » mate-power-manager on ascii » 2018-08-22 15:40:02

sgage wrote:

No 'lid on close' - my computer is a desktop, not a laptop :-/   So I have to action for 'when lid is closed'.

Of course, sorry.

I mean everything else works except suspend on lid close and the battery icon like mentioned.

@Voidpointer: The script is a good idea.

VoidPointer wrote:

EDIT 2 Forget about the applet, it doesn't survive the reboot sad

Same here. But it worked before on Mate version 1.18. I used it successfully in conjunction with xfce4-power-manager.

#5 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » mate-power-manager on ascii » 2018-08-21 14:45:59

sgage wrote:

I am also running MATE 1.20 from backports, and the mate-power-manager is working fine.

What are your settings exactly if I may ask? What happens with lid on close?
Otherwise it works and I won't switch back to xfce4-power-manager.

#6 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » mate-power-manager on ascii » 2018-08-20 15:38:59

Sorry that I cannot help, I can only confirm the same behavior here and I think we already mentioned it somewhere else in the forums.
It has to be some kind of bug that is still not resolved.
Before that mate-power-manager was not available for Devuan because it depended on systemd.

#7 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Microcode to fight Spectre and Meltdown cpu flaws » 2018-08-17 17:02:46

In reality if you want to get rid of this Intel mess, we all would need new hardware. The microcode and fixes on software level won't cut it.
Now we can all see why we should buy 100 % open hardware.

#8 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Microcode to fight Spectre and Meltdown cpu flaws » 2018-08-16 21:08:51

The package you want is called intel-microcode and is in non-free.

apt policy intel-microcode
intel-microcode:
  Installiert:           3.20180703.2~bpo9+1
  Installationskandidat: 3.20180703.2~bpo9+1
  Versionstabelle:
 *** 3.20180703.2~bpo9+1 100
        100 http://de.deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-backports/non-free amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.20180425.1~deb9u1 500
        500 http://de.deb.devuan.org/merged ascii/non-free amd64 Packages

#9 Re: Other Issues » Owncloud Client on Devuan Ascii - Missing libraries » 2018-08-16 21:01:34

You can find the client in the Devuan repos. From backports even a slightly newer version than in stable.

apt policy owncloud-client
owncloud-client:
  Installiert:           (keine)
  Installationskandidat: 2.2.4+dfsg-2
  Versionstabelle:
     2.4.1+dfsg-1~bpo9+1 100
        100 http://de.deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-backports/main amd64 Packages
     2.2.4+dfsg-2 500
        500 http://de.deb.devuan.org/merged ascii/main amd64 Packages

#10 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » MATE 1.20 on devuan ascii » 2018-08-15 19:40:04

ivanovnegro wrote:

One question here.

1.20 is already in backports and I got it with the last dist-upgrade.

I have an issue with the Telegram icon not showing up in the tray. Somebody has an idea or saw the same problem? I checked it from the Telegram options, it is set to show in the tray.

I solved that problem by installing mate-indicator-applet. I never needed it before but it seems Qt apps no longer show their tray icon in the panel. With the indicator applet you get the tray icons back though I find that strange, it should be integrated into the notification area like before but it seems to be a known problem for some time since version 1.18 or something and probably related to Gtk3.

#12 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] no german umlauts » 2018-08-05 14:34:16

You mean you cannot see umlauts in your editor like vim? Then you need to set the character encoding to UTF-8 for your default terminal emulator.

#13 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] no german umlauts » 2018-08-05 01:41:00

If you chose German at install time you should already be able to see Umlauts. Or did you install your system in English? Did you set the keyboard to German from within the installer?

#15 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » MATE 1.20 on devuan ascii » 2018-07-31 21:49:01

One question here.

1.20 is already in backports and I got it with the last dist-upgrade.

I have an issue with the Telegram icon not showing up in the tray. Somebody has an idea or saw the same problem? I checked it from the Telegram options, it is set to show in the tray.

#16 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Streaming speed with integrated graphic card? » 2018-07-23 15:27:16

HextorBRX wrote:

Fair enough. Just to be sure, have you watched movies on websites such as Netlfix/Hulu? No buffering?

Yes, I watch on Netflix without buffering and with Firefox Quantum but Chrome/ium works, too.

#17 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Streaming speed with integrated graphic card? » 2018-07-23 00:18:53

I use a 9 years old Thinkpad with integrated graphics and have no issues with streaming content.

#18 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Real.video What do i need to install? [SOLVED] » 2018-07-20 15:33:32

If a site still uses Flash I never again go there and I do not even install the plugin anymore. It is not worth it.

#19 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Real.video What do i need to install? [SOLVED] » 2018-07-19 15:46:00

I never heard about this platform but maybe it uses Flash?

#20 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] About mate-tweak configuration tool » 2018-07-19 15:40:26

Ron wrote:

...or just the same functionality in one convenient place?

Sounds more like it and I have it installed. There is nothing you cannot do from the command line or from dconf. The only thing it has and I do not use it, is to save panel layouts.

#21 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » gvim can't display bullet symbol [SOLVED] » 2018-07-19 15:37:09

It could be related to the character encoding. Make sure that vim uses utf-8.

#22 Re: Other Issues » How to downgrade to wheezy? » 2018-07-19 15:34:44

It would be more interesting to know which kind of problems because Ascii runs just fine here.

#23 Re: Off-topic » Does anybody run (or has thought of running) NetBSD pkgsrc on Devuan? » 2018-07-11 22:57:55

I agree with Panopticon.

Ottavio wrote:

Devuan (systemd aside) seems to be based on some sort of minimalism.

I see nothing special here. It is just like Debian sans systemd as you already know. How 'minimal' you want to go is your own choice.

#24 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2018-07-11 16:35:52

Xmms, I see. I guess you compiled it yourself.

#25 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2018-07-10 20:17:58

Xmonad and Trinity. You guys rock. Not that they have something in common but they both are as old school as it gets. smile

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