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#1 Re: Off-topic » What other distro are you using (besides devuan)? » 2020-07-18 18:50:02

I tried others - WattOS, Lubuntu, Xubuntu... I am back to just Devuan (Miyo).

#2 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Can live isos be burned to optical media? » 2020-05-18 16:25:07

Burn Optical Media

wodim -v dev=/dev/sr0 -dao my.iso
cdrskin -v dev=/dev/sr0 -dao my.iso
xorriso -as cdrecord -v dev=/dev/sr0 -dao my.iso

#3 Re: Installation » New install of Beowulf » 2020-05-06 17:57:14

To larsH: If you wish to use xfce4-mixer on Beowulf... you would have to do as I did and manually install the dependencies - not easy...

gstreamer0.10-alsa    -
gstreamer0.10-audiosink    -
gstreamer0.10-plugins-base    -
libatk1.0-0            >= 1.12.4
libc6                >= 2.3.6-6~
libcairo2            >= 1.2.4
libdbus-1-3            >= 1.0.2
libdbus-glib-1-2        >= 0.78
libfontconfig1            >= 2.11
libfreetype6            >= 2.2.1
libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0        >= 2.22.0
libglib2.0-0            >= 2.37.3
libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0    >= 0.10.18
libgstreamer0.10-0        >= 0.10.0
libgtk2.0-0            >= 2.18.0
libkeybinder0            >= 0.3.0
libpango-1.0-0            >= 1.14.0
libpangocairo-1.0-0        >= 1.14.0
libpangoft2-1.0-0        >= 1.14.0
libunique-1.0-0            >= 1.0.0
libxfce4ui-1-0            >= 4.9.0
libxfce4util6            >= 4.9.0
libxfconf-0-2            >= 4.6.0
libxml2                >= 2.6.27
xfce4-panel            << 4.11
xfce4-panel            >= 4.9.2

...however some of the files that I listed may exist on your system from the initial installation. Afterwards - it works without issues.

Another option could be - systray volume icon for alsa

#4 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [mini-i2p-mimo] New 'Devuan-based' 3.0 release: » 2020-03-27 16:45:40

Pardon my asking. I just started reading up on the distro. Just how different is it from MiyoLinux - also created with refractasnapshot?? OnionShare and Tor can be added to MiyoLinux. Just wanted to know before I start distro-hopping. Is there a YouTube video on it??


#5 Re: Devuan » Devuan Wallpapers » 2020-02-15 20:58:11

Here are more wallpapers - near the bottom of the webpage:


#6 Re: Devuan Derivatives » List of Devuan derivatives » 2020-02-04 23:33:15

There is also "MiyoLinux" - which is based on Devuan Testing/Beowulf.  That is what I am running right now with XFCE desktop. The new release 2-1-2020.

#7 Re: Other Issues » USB tethering? » 2020-01-21 21:58:37

Here are drivers to help with USB Tethering - [link removed by admin]

#8 Re: Devuan » make TDE desktop default and sothen devuan as different distro option » 2020-01-21 21:53:18

Just throwing my 2 cents in. I tried several WM: OpenBox, FluxBox, IceWM and JWM (last 3 were part of AntiX when I was trying that out). Of the 4 WM that I tried - JWM was overall winner with applications menu and a taskbar/panel that is closest in function to those found on full desktop environments like XFCE. As for LxQT desktop environment - I found it nowhere near as "complete" as LXDE. For example LXDE offered applets for weather and other things that LxQt just does not have at this time. Maybe in time those thing will appear in LxQT - but for now when it comes down extras/accessories/applets/plugins - LXDE is the clear choice from my experience.

#9 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Choosing an email client » 2019-10-24 20:51:14

I use Evolution over all the many years - I found it integrates well with both Devuan/Debian (also Ubuntu) and Google Calender/Contacts. As for Claws Mail and Thunderbird... I had to install so many addons and tweak settings to make it come close to what Evolution does. Evolution even has built-in contact management. FYI - Claws does NOT play well with Google Calendar (will not sync and will not import). I can add things from my Droid phone from on the road or workplace and know Evolution with sync up next time I fire it up. Granted - Evolution maybe too much for some people and it does use a little more resources that Claws or Thunderbird - but for me it is more than worth ut. I just install 3 or 4 files for Evolution vs 20 plus files for Claws Mail or Thunderbird with at-least 13 addons/extension from Mozilla addons website... among the extensions is "Lightning" to give Thunderbird ability to work with calendars. But then... do not take my word for it - fire up Synaptic package manager or install from terminal and see for yourself how many files you have to sudo apt-get install.

#10 Re: Installation » firefox 52.9 esr » 2019-09-16 17:21:51

SeaMonkey does not support Encrypted Media Extensions and therefore cannot load the Widevine Content Decryption Module. Firefox Quantum does support Encrypted Media Extensions so I think that is your most feasible option. If you already have a paid service like Netflix - you will be unable to watch it using SeaMonkey either.

#12 Re: Installation » firefox 52.9 esr » 2019-09-15 02:32:22

Problem with Pale Moon, Basilisk, and Iceweasel-UXP is that they do not (or will not) support DRM - so if you already have paid services like Netflix... you are out of luck and cannot watch!!  There are extensions to prevent things like Bitcoin mining for the Firefox 52.9 as well as extensions like HTTPS Everywhere that add security with very little extra workload.  For more legacy extensions - skip FireFox main website and use this website instead -

#14 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Any luck with the (Debian) backported OpenJDK-11? » 2019-05-29 18:21:25

Assuming you are running 64 bit - here is the link to download and install OpenJDK 11... … 4.deb.html

Indiana, USA

#15 Re: Off-topic » Life after Firefox » 2019-05-12 23:49:02

I am using PaleMoon without issue. To manually enable WebRTC:

    Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit Enter.
    Click the button "I accept the risk!".
    Type "media.peerconnection.enabled" in the search bar. Only one entry should appear.
    Right-click on the entry and choose "Toggle" to change the Value column to "true".

If you want to enable support for legacy extensions again, set the "extensions.legacy.enabled" preference to true in about:config page. Now all legacy extensions should start working again. Just ignore the messages about possible incompatible issues.

What extensions are you having trouble running in PaleMoon??

Indiana, USA

#16 Re: Devuan » Why are pulseaudio files present in Devuan? » 2019-02-07 15:05:31

Apologies if this information is already known. Seamonkey, Pale moon browser nor Iceweasel support DRM at this time - which means watching things like NetFlix or Hulu that people pay good money for will not happen. As for installing PipeLight/Silverlight or MoonLight... does not seem to help with watching DRM content. As for using Chromium or Vivaldi... while based on Google Chrome - requires much tweaking and plugins, it feels not worth the time and effort to enable Chromium to watch DRM content such as NetFlix.

I dislike PulseAudio also and tweaked my system to fall back to using ALSA. But kept the PulseAudio files installed so I can use Firefox ESR to watch stuff like NetFlix. Even then I am sticking with version Firefox 52.9 ESR since Firefox screwed everyone over forcing upgrades that stopped plugins users love from working and even killed themes such as LittleFox and MicroFox - which laptop users like myself enjoy.

#17 Desktop and Multimedia » Trying to install Kodi 18 Leia beta - seeking help » 2018-11-08 03:20:16

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I currently enjoy running Kodi 17.6 on Devuan ASCII. I recently heard that Kodi 18 Leia allow a person to watch NetFlix without having to exit Kodi and go to a browser such as FireFox or Chrome. I added Kodi Nightly PPA to the repository list in hopes of upgrade but still been unable to upgrade 17.6 or do clean install of Kodi 18 Leia.

I even tried installing the Windows version of Kodi 18 using Wine but with little improvement... I can install the Windows version - but not run.

If anyone has already been able to install Kodi 18 Leia on Devuan ASCII or know someone who has successfully installed Kodi 18 Leia on Devuan ASCII - please let me know how it was done.

Thanks in advance,

#18 Re: Installation » Palemoon a browser that doesn't convince! » 2018-10-26 16:44:45

From Pale Moon main website...

Pale Moon supports and will continue to support the following features/technologies:

    Full UI customization
    Full theming (complete themes) and lightweight theming (personas)
    XUL and XBL to build interfaces and applications (including the ability to launch independent XUL-apps from the browser binaries).
    Full support for NPAPI plug-ins
    Overlay and bootstrapped (restartless) extensions
    Access to low-level APIs from extensions, allowing them to truly extend browser functionality, and not just manipulate web content
    Pale Moon Sync (in the secure, time-tested Weave fashion); it will be able to use any Weave Sync 1.1 compatible server, including some FOSS cloud solutions.

What is explicitly not on our roadmap:

    In-browser DRM. We continue to support DRM-capable NPAPI plugins like Silverlight as an alternative.
    WebRTC (Web Real-Time Chat) and media capture.
    Integration of "features as a service" like Mozilla has been doing.
    Extension signing. sadly we must consider other browsers instead of PaleMoon for things like watching NetFlix.


#19 Re: Installation » A repo serving Pale Moon » 2018-10-26 16:26:18

Installing PaleMoon via repo or installing from deb package... … e=palemoon


#20 Re: Installation » Palemoon installation from source » 2018-10-26 16:24:48

This may help a little in the way of installing PaleMoon on Devuan/Debian... … e=palemoon


#21 Re: Installation » Odd mouse behaviour » 2018-10-26 16:14:26

What about installing "mdetect" and reboot? It is a small program that help auto-detect any mouse attached to the system. I use it any seen no problems.


#22 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [Solved] MIYO and Seamonkey » 2018-10-26 15:59:17

This may help in staying up-to-date on your installed version of SeaMonkey without the need to add any repositories... … lla-build/

I used SeaMonkey in the past but so far cannot use it to watch Netflix since it does not yet support DRM playback like Firefox does,


#23 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Anyone get Lutris working? » 2018-10-26 14:49:05

I must pass on Lutris since it is tied too closely with Steam - you will soon need a Steam account. And... Steam dropped support for us still using 32 bit.


#24 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » XFCE performance on old hardware? » 2018-10-26 14:40:10

I  used to run Lubuntu and Xubuntu. I found from my experience very little speed difference between LXDE and XFCE - if you use a few minor speed tweaks. First - install "Preload", second - turn off font-hinting and third... disable display composting. You can be amazed how responsive/snappy the peformance becomes. There are other XFCE tweaks but I suggest those 3 first.

Generally I found LXDE/LxQt  is too stripped down... to minimal for my taste. Nowhere near as as easy to customize as XFCE.


#25 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » How to upgrade Claws Mail client to Stretch backport » 2018-10-26 14:28:07

Thanks for the tip. Did that but found I shall stay with 3.14 because 3.17 forces a person to install Dillo.


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