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#1 Re: Forum Feedback » New Forum Category Suggestion - Devuan systemd dependency workarounds » 2020-08-03 10:35:03

golinux wrote:

How about this for the index page?? 

Freedom Hacks
Explore workarounds to reverse/repair unwanted upstream decisions

I like it.

#2 Re: Forum Feedback » New Forum Category Suggestion - Devuan systemd dependency workarounds » 2020-07-31 08:12:56

golinux wrote:

Devuan systemd dependency workarounds ...  Suggestions welcome.

systemd workarounds

#4 Re: Devuan » The point of Devuan? » 2020-07-17 21:20:18

Danielsan wrote:

it is also true that now many Canonical devs are also Debian devs, them were probably recruited from Canonical which is good if that would not harm Debian...

I've hear that years ago, from the very mouth of a few Debian developers I talked with. IMHO is it again the fight between people that look for the good and people that look for the money. In an ideal world, they should be balanced, but in our world they are not.

#5 Re: Devuan » The point of Devuan? » 2020-07-16 07:28:21

Danielsan wrote:

Thanks for reading!

I find your opinion very interesting.

Danielsan wrote:

Devuan has generated a considerable amount of desktop distros but very few server distros.

May be because Devuan itself is good enough for servers.

#7 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » PnP USB Audio Device doesn't work » 2020-07-01 08:32:23

zerrax wrote:

Can anybody help me?

Please share whit us your dmesg after inserting USB device and lsusb

#8 Re: Installation » Errors encountered processing: libgstreamer-gl1.0-0_1.14.4-2_amd64.deb » 2020-07-01 08:28:44

mtbvfr wrote:

Once I have all the required packages in the 1 directory, then, I can execute the apt-get -o dir::cache::archives="/disc/" dist-upgrade command with "/disc/" being replaced by MY directory location.

Excelent! Thanks for sharing.

#9 Re: Installation » Errors encountered processing: libgstreamer-gl1.0-0_1.14.4-2_amd64.deb » 2020-06-30 06:44:15

mtbvfr wrote:

After the packages have been uninstalled/removed, can I, then, copy the previously downloaded non-dmo .deb files into "/var/cache/apt/archives/" before executing apt-get dist-upgrade with the Laptop not connected to the Internet from the chroot environment?

I use this method again and again. But always with an active internet conexion and no chroot. I think that the package manager may need the conexion to know which packages is going to get. If the package is already in /var/cache/apt/archives/ it just skip the download.

#10 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2020-06-29 21:20:51

Beowulf with KDE Plasma 5 (click to full size):


The Devuan version of KDE Plasma is quite usable even on old hardware (12 years).

Of course, I made a bunch of customizations. Now, I'm very happy with the system and I plan to install it on a few boxes of my family.

#11 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [Solved] Virtual Box kernel modules to be rebuilt after each boot » 2020-06-27 14:26:34

steve_v wrote:

Sheesh, commercial vendors and their overengineering.

This comment could lead us to another interesting thread. I think that it is somehow related with the systemd issue. It is all about "proprietary open source" software that I heard in this forum.

#12 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-27 14:22:05

berni51 wrote:

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

I'm glad to know. Happy to help smile

#13 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-27 09:32:10

berni51 wrote:

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

[    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

Time to change syntax in 60-brother-libsane-type1-inst.rules too.

#14 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-26 21:14:23

berni51 wrote:

udevd[459]: unknown key 'SYSFS{idVendor}' in /etc/udev/rules.d/60-brother-brscan4-libsane-type1.rules:9

IMHO, Brother has not changed the syntax of these files:

i.e.: change 'SYSFS' by 'ATTR'. Could you try?

I know that you know, but may be some newbie is reading this: do a backup before edit the files! smile

#15 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-26 14:41:57

berni51 wrote:

Thanks for the recherche, Pedro.

Not really a recherche. I've spend my time in support Brother pages because I have a bunch of Brother devices.

berni51 wrote:

However Brother printers and scanners work perfect.

Indeed. That is the very reason of buying again. Remember: "put your money where your mouth is".

berni51 wrote:

[    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'

Could you quote here these two offending files?

#16 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-26 08:50:35

berni51 wrote:

Does anybody know what my Brother scanner has to do with udev? … 100604_000
and search for udev...

#17 Re: Installation » SOLVED: Beowulf: quite good, but ...... » 2020-06-23 09:02:25

I would try with a different kernel on your Beowulf install. Even with a strimlined custom kernel.

#18 Re: Other Issues » [Solved] Ways Beowulf is worse than ASCII » 2020-06-21 09:21:41

Tatwi wrote:

Sorry for complaining about Debian problems

Nothing to worry about, IMO. Sometimes it is dificult to trace the real cause of an error. Software nowadays is complex, with a lot of layers. When we try to debug some error we have to deal with phisycal glitches, upstream coders, Debian packagers and Devuan packagers, at least. Not an easy mix smile

#19 Re: Installation » Option to install graphics card firmware during install » 2020-06-21 09:13:54

It would be a very good feature, IMHO. Newbies and experts alike will benefit.

#20 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Multiple NICs for VLAN? » 2020-06-13 14:53:32

Please specify the method you are using to stablish conexion: ifupdown, NM,...

#21 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » CUPS Network Printer @Rock64 not found » 2020-06-13 14:51:50

kapqa wrote:

The printer however is not shown in Devuan in CUPS at his location @Rock64.

We should discard the obvious reason: I think that your @Rock64 printed is a shared one, right?

#22 Re: DIY » KDE 5.18.5 packages available for Devuan » 2020-06-07 18:06:10

andyprough wrote:

these 5.18.5 packages would bring many new features. For example, I am a heavy user of the KDE Okular PDF reader. In the new packages from Norbert's repos, Okular has some new features like writing text onto PDFs.

Thank you for your info. The new features sound very interesting to me. Specially the Okular ones. I'm too a heavy user of it wink

#23 Re: Forum Feedback » Why Fie? » 2020-06-07 15:04:15

ralph.ronnquist wrote:

Be positive: the OP wants to help.

Ageed. My bad. Sorry.

Sometimes I dont find the right wording. In these cases, I should not talk.

Expert pure text install is a blessing for me. It (almost) always works.

I dont expect that everything works out of the box. IMHO is not a problem picking a WiFi spot.

Anyway: I'm sorry.

#24 Re: DIY » KDE 5.18.5 packages available for Devuan » 2020-06-07 10:38:41

andyprough wrote:

I've verified they will install on Devuan Beowulf

Good to know. Thank you. Do you highlight any improvement over Beowulf KDE?

#25 Re: Forum Feedback » Why Fie? » 2020-06-07 10:30:25

richmond62 wrote:

seriously cheesed-off.

There are zillions of free OSs. It is all about freedom. Pick the one best fit to you, no problem. But we prefer constructive criticism here.

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