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#1 Re: Off-topic » Ceres » 2020-09-19 10:01:04

Yesterday I installed firstly Exe Gnu/Linux - a very, very, very good looking system with its Trinity desktop. On another ssd than I installed the Refracta snapshot with chimaera. Minimalistic, nice & easy - exactly that what I prefer.
So I installed some important packages and ran into a problem: php-fpm is depending from systemd, which is not installable. PHP and php-fpm are a must for me due to my cms system Grav.

Any hint how I can solve this problem?

Regards
Berni

#2 Re: Off-topic » Ceres » 2020-09-18 12:56:21

Thanks a lot, very helpful links. I will try to put it into operation.

#3 Re: Off-topic » Ceres » 2020-09-13 09:23:57

Sorry in advance for a silly question: Is there an installable ceres image available?
I could not find one yet sadsad

#4 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2020-07-30 09:30:35

Believe it or not - I use (and like) Beowulf as it is: Dark Red.

Beowulf ex works

#5 Re: Off-topic » What other distro are you using (besides devuan)? » 2020-07-16 11:01:41

We (7 people) live in a shared house with several computers:

4 x Devuan (all Beowulf meanwhile)
1 x Debian Buster (only to have one systemd machine for comparision)
2 x OpenBSD 6.7
5 x NetBSD 9.0

After a litle bit trouble with Beowulf on a NUC now all Devuan machines are running rock solid. But, to be seriously, even Debian Buster runs very good. Looks like the Debian people do a good job regarding systemd.
No word about the BSD machines: they simply run perfect.

Regards
Berni

#6 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-27 09:44:25

I did so and now .....perfect, Pedro! No more error messages from Brother drivers. Thanks a lot.

#7 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-27 08:17:22

Changing to ATTR now brings again one error message less than before:

[    2.607622] udevd[132]: starting version 3.2.7
[    2.610145] udevd[133]: starting eudev-3.2.7
[    5.010561] udevd[461]: starting version 3.2.7
[    5.025778] udevd[461]: specified group 'kvm' unknown
[    5.028777] udevd[461]: unknown key 'SYSFS{idVendor}' in /etc/udev/rules.d/60-brother-libsane-type1-inst.rules:14
[    5.028904] udevd[461]: invalid rule '/etc/udev/rules.d/60-brother-libsane-type1-inst.rules:14'
[    5.073976] udevd[461]: starting eudev-3.2.7

#9 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-26 18:02:01

Yes Sir. Here are the two files:

/etc/udev/rules.d/60-brother-brscan4-libsane-type1.rules
=============================================================
#
#   udev rules
#

ACTION!="add", GOTO="brother_mfp_end"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", GOTO="brother_mfp_udev_1"
SUBSYSTEM!="usb_device", GOTO="brother_mfp_end"
LABEL="brother_mfp_udev_1"
SYSFS{idVendor}=="04f9", GOTO="brother_mfp_udev_2"
ATTRS{idVendor}=="04f9", GOTO="brother_mfp_udev_2"
GOTO="brother_mfp_end"
LABEL="brother_mfp_udev_2"
ATTRS{bInterfaceClass}!="0ff", GOTO="brother_mfp_end"
ATTRS{bInterfaceSubClass}!="0ff", GOTO="brother_mfp_end"
ATTRS{bInterfaceProtocol}!="0ff", GOTO="brother_mfp_end"
#MODE="0666"
#GROUP="scanner"
ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"
#SYMLINK+="scanner-%k"
LABEL="brother_mfp_end"
--------------------------------------------------------------
/etc/udev/rules.d/60-brother-libsane-type1-inst.rules
=========================================================
#
#   udev rules sample for Brother MFP
#         version 1.0.2-0
#
#   Copyright (C) 2012-2017 Brother. Industries, Ltd.
#
#   copy to /etc/udev/rules.d or /lib/udev/rules.d
#

ACTION!="add", GOTO="brother_mfp_end"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", GOTO="brother_mfp_udev_1"
SUBSYSTEM!="usb_device", GOTO="brother_mfp_end"
LABEL="brother_mfp_udev_1"
SYSFS{idVendor}=="04f9", GOTO="brother_mfp_udev_2"
ATTRS{idVendor}=="04f9", GOTO="brother_mfp_udev_2"
GOTO="brother_mfp_end"
LABEL="brother_mfp_udev_2"
ATTRS{bInterfaceClass}!="0ff", GOTO="brother_mfp_end"
ATTRS{bInterfaceSubClass}!="0ff", GOTO="brother_mfp_end"
ATTRS{bInterfaceProtocol}!="0ff", GOTO="brother_mfp_end"
#MODE="0666"
#GROUP="scanner"
ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"
#SYMLINK+="scanner-%k"
LABEL="brother_mfp_end"


It must be mentioned that the Brother printers (5 x DCPJ525W) are all connected by Wifi, not via USB. The Beowulf machine serves the printers for that machines, which don't have drivers for the printers, e.g. computers with OpenBSD and NetBSD.
That works fine, independent from the error messages in the logfile.

#10 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-26 10:49:49

Thanks for the recherche, Pedro. Even if I do not really know, what I did, I followed the hints for Debian 6. This modification reduced the error messages dramatically.
Now I only get this durig startup:
5.119158] udevd[459]: specified group 'kvm' unknown
[    5.121437] udevd[459]: unknown key 'SYSFS{idVendor}' in /etc/udev/rules.d/60-brother-brscan4-libsane-type1.rules:9
[    5.121559] udevd[459]: invalid rule '/etc/udev/rules.d/60-brother-brscan4-libsane-type1.rules:9'
[    5.122021] udevd[459]: unknown key 'SYSFS{idVendor}' in /etc/udev/rules.d/60-brother-libsane-type1-inst.rules:14
[    5.122138] udevd[459]: invalid rule '/etc/udev/rules.d/60-brother-libsane-type1-inst.rules:14'

However Brother printers and scanners work perfect.

#11 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » no sound after beowulf upgrade » 2020-06-26 08:32:50

Yes, I found and tried artixlinux too. It runs fine, but I removed it as well as archlinux, because I'm a Devuan.fanboy. And since Beowulf with a 5.5 kernel runs perfect, I am back. :-)

#12 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-25 15:58:39

Have installed the 5.5 kernel and the systems boots very fast, less than 1 minute.

#13 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-25 10:44:30

So it was probably better, that I had no time yesterday.
Today ist the 3rd day my Beowulf is running nonstop. Looks like the new kernel has solved the problem. OK, now I have crazy messages in dmesg like "udev[464]: unknown key 'SYSFS{idVendor}' in /etc/udev/rules.d/60-brother-libsane-type1-inst.rules:14", but however everthing works.
Does anybody know what my Brother scanner has to do with udev?

#14 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-24 10:16:26

Hey, great - thanks for the cookbook. Will try today eveneing.

#15 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-24 09:28:37

HevyDevy, you are right - and I am so silly. Indeed I have the same output as you. Before I grepped without -EA3. So everything is in order.
Thx and sorry hmm

#16 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-24 07:22:53

Good morning! Good news: Beowulf is still running.

There is only one pending question: the i915 firmware for the Intel 500 graphic is not loaded yet by xorg.
Is there a way I can force xorg to use this firmware? Or may it be better not to do anything on a running system?

Berni

#17 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-23 20:24:42

Now, more than 5 hours later, Beowulf is still running. No crash, no shutdown. Looks good, but I let the NUC working over night - I should not be too optimistic.
Many thanks for the wonderful help help here, without this help maybe I had given up and would be an Archlinux user.

Good night
Berni

#18 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-23 14:49:23

OK, I did it! Followed your hints and now have a kernel 5.5 Beowulf. Will now heavily work with the system to see, what happens. A deep feeling says that everything is good now. I will report in some hours. Thanks to all so far.

Berni

#19 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-23 13:07:02

Thats the answer from Devuan.
My yesterdays installations runs, and if I only use the console, its rock solid. Beowulf only seems to crash under xorg.
Do you know if there is another firmware for the i915 graphics?

#20 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-23 12:56:13

@rolfie: Thx, I will try. Anything special to consider?

@HevyDevy: simply grepping for VGA says:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 5a85 (rev 0b)

Any many thx for all of your assistance so far.

#21 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-23 09:27:18

OK. Is there a version you would recommend?
My trial with Archlinux and its 5.xxx kernel was really positive.

@HevyDevy: there is no text on the screen, totally black. And very often it happens, when I enter the login password into the slim dm.
lspci only says "not found" when looking for a VGA|3D|Display

And there is no special parameter  in /etc/sysctl.conf or in /etc/default/grub.

#22 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-23 07:31:01

@Marjorie: the previous ASCII installation ran with legacy BIOS. I am using Openrc for my Beowulf. The stick with the Beowulf iso image was tested and I used it for all my installation. As mentioned before, three of them are still running without any problems.

@rolfie: No, I don't use LVM. So I have 1 possible faults less.

Yesterday I downloaded another Beowulf image (again desktop-live), installed it on a brandnew ssd, added some essential programs for me, played a little bit backgammon - and after 2 hours I clicked on the wrong pixel and there was it again: black screen, system dead, hardware still alive.

Beowulf really makes me crazy yikes

#23 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-22 16:59:26

Sorry for missing data. Mine is a NUC 6CAYB with Intel 500 graphics, 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB ssd, EFI boot.

#24 Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-22 11:12:08

berni51
Replies: 42

Firstly: I installed Beowulf on 3 machines without any problem: One update from ASCII on a Thinkpad, two new installations on a AMD machine and another Thinkpad. Absolutely no problems till now.

But there is my Intel NUC! Until beginning of last week the NUC runs ASCII - perfect, everything OK during the last 2 years.
Then I ran an upgrade to Beowulf. Update went fine, machine runs good. Except the shutdown, which made what it wants. Sometimes the machine was shutdown correctly, sometimes it ended in sleeping, sometimes it crashes.

OK, I then made a complete new installation. As before, the installation went well, everything seemed to work. However the strange shutdown behaviour was as before.
After some hours working with the machine the problems became more and more:
- black screen and dead system after longer pauses and without doing anything
- systems hangs during start: Loginmanager appeared, I entered name, but when entering the password, it crashes
- during work with any application again crashes.
Each crash came suddenly with a black screen and a dead system. No hint in the log files, but the file file system must be repaired after each crash.

After one day with these crashes I was sure that I have a hardware problem, So I changed, one after the other, the following
- RAM
- SSD
- all connected USB components

None of this helped! Sometimes the machine ran several hours, sometimes it crashed every few minutes.

Before changing the mainboard I tried 2 other OS: Debian Buster and Archlinux. Debai ran one full day without any crash, archlinux now the 3rd day.

So meanwhile I am convinced that Beowulf is incompatible with my NUC. Remember that ASCI did the job for a long time. I have no more ideas what to do. Maybe I should try Chimaera?
Any hints are welcome, because I like my NUC as well as Beowulf.
Further it may be dangerous for Devuan cause archlinux is quite nice, even it is extremely full of systemd. But it runs perfect after some work - I have forgotten how hard is is, to built a Linux from scratch.

Thats what I want to tell you today.

Regards
Berni

... and sorry for the long poting :=(

#25 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » no sound after beowulf upgrade » 2020-06-21 15:47:05

Momento! I had to make the same pulseaudo modification to get sound on my Archlinux machine. And Archlinux (unfortunately) uses systemd.

Regards
Berni

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