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#1 Re: Devuan » As Debian 11 moves closer to Devuan. Is there any reason to stay on De » 2021-02-25 10:04:59

brocashelm wrote:

It actually aims for KISS philosophy as much as possible without the pretentious "minimalism" crap.

Absolutly agreed. When I decided (long time ago) to pick Debian as my distro, I compared it with some others big players. Debian was, IMHO, the best hands down. Now, it is the time for Devuan to keep that spirit rolling.

#2 Re: Freedom Hacks » Keeping sysvinit in LMDE3 :) » 2021-02-22 10:14:50

MLEvD wrote:

Which is the best free webmail?

If you mean a server that manage mail with a web interface, a lot of people, like myself, agree on roundcube.
May be I have missunderstand you.

#3 Re: Other Issues » Uninstall firefox without installing other junk? Also menu woes. » 2021-02-19 17:59:29

MysticLord wrote:

I'm so fucking frustrated

I would like to maintain a positive tone on my comments. I understand that you are upset. Sometimes we think that the world is against us. But there are nothing personal, Earth keeps spinning anyway.

Devuan and this very forum can be very helpful. I get my shit done using Devuan (and before that, Debian) for more than 20 years. GNU/linux is my OS of choice. Get used to it helps, sure. I'm not so confident using other OS, so I get angry when other systems don't work the way I want.

If you were so picky with any other OS as you are today whith Devuan, no OS would be fine for you, so you would need to write your own OS from scratch. Not an easy task. smile

If you are willing to do, my piece of advice is you to relax, count to 10 (or 100) and ask for ideas. If you are in a hurry for work, there are a lot of distros and OS to choose from.

Good luck.

#4 Re: Other Issues » Uninstall firefox without installing other junk? Also menu woes. » 2021-02-19 12:33:47

fsmithred wrote:

Add a line like


to the .desktop file for any apps you want to disappear from the menu.

Alternatively, you can use the line


It should work on any DE that honor the specification.

#5 Re: Installation » appimages? » 2021-02-08 13:07:08

pootler wrote:

I still can't run by double clicking, but if I run from terminal using <--no-sandbox>, it runs.

Now just need to find a way of running from the desktop without having to go into terminal all the time:-)

Easy-peasy: edit the .desktop file

#6 Re: Freedom Hacks » Do not use pulseaudio » 2021-02-08 10:32:20

czeekaj wrote:

I was unable to get the media player to push it through the TV.

Could you elaborate on this? I dont understand you.

#7 Re: Installation » appimages? » 2021-02-07 09:47:50

pootler wrote:

the app will not run upon double click.

Try to start the file from terminal. May be there are some messsage.

#8 Re: Devuan » Debian has fallen. What now? » 2021-02-05 10:25:08

zapper wrote:

trinity desktop looks better visually then kde or gnome in my opinion...

I don't argue about personal tastes, but I think that we have to take into account that any of them are highly themable.

#9 Re: Devuan » devuan and LTS » 2021-01-29 20:25:35

mckaygerhard wrote:

always people that does not know nothing:

mckaygerhard wrote:

again talking without well knowed !

Your wording is a bit rude for me. In this forum we are used to another kind of tone. Your information, on the other hand, is very valuable; thanks.

#10 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Configuring new server box » 2021-01-28 18:05:22

devuannoob wrote:

I assume that I will need a fan for an i5 or i7 cpu as well as thermal grease.

Yes, they are too powerful to go fanless.

I assembled the system i was talking about myself. In Spanish:
but if are not confident with hardware, may be wise to get help on this side or even order the system already assembled. Usually they charge around $50, you can ask a quote beforehand.

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

"i5" & "i7" are fairly meaningless without the specific processor type, ... I know that the 10th & 11th generation Intel integrated graphics chips won't work at all in Devuan beowulf

Agreed, of course. I would like to point out that Beowulf run perfectly on my 9th generation Intel i5-9600T with the stock kernel.

#11 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Configuring new server box » 2021-01-27 22:58:22

I'm not an expert about Supermicro, but I've read … d/X11SSV-Q
and the specs seem pretty standard to me: Socket LGA1151, 32 GB max RAM,...
I'm running Beowulf on a Socket LGA1151 mobo with newer CPU (an i5-9600T) and 32 GB of RAM without any issues.
Just my $0.02.

#12 Re: Installation » Install devuan_beowulf_3.0.0_amd64_desktop- » 2021-01-25 10:48:04

Could you see any error message before the prompt?

#14 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Does Lightdm work now with Devuan? » 2021-01-08 17:05:15

Danielsan wrote:

can I install lightdm safely on my system?

I know that you already installed it, but I would like to show a theme I did for webkit2 greeter:

I'm using it with Beowulf.

#15 Re: Off-topic » Greetings from New Member » 2021-01-07 10:11:15

nauved-rex wrote:

it occurred to me that "desktop" is an odd label for a computer which sits on the floor under the desk

Very funny. I've been there:

Wellcome to the forum.

#16 Re: Installation » no ext3 and ext4 option for formatting partitions during installation » 2021-01-07 10:06:23

wolfsnase wrote:

This is a bit strange: I just restarted the installation not in expert mode, but with 'install' (first option on first screen). It now gives me all the filesystems options that I'd expect, including ext3 and ext4.

May be in expert mode you accidentaly skipped one screen. I did it sometimes and went to bizarre situations as you described. I prefer the expert method anyway, but sometimes a small error gives you trouble: just be aware.

#17 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] File manager delay after boot/login » 2020-12-21 12:35:10

aghasee wrote:

Anyone an idea where to start looking?

Have you tried to start Nautilus from a terminal? May be some message there.

#18 Re: Installation » Iwl4965 and HPdv6000 » 2020-12-13 11:25:55

darry1966 wrote:

The problem is very random.

In my experience, random behaviour is very often caused by faulty hardware.

#19 Re: Installation » Iwl4965 and HPdv6000 » 2020-12-11 09:46:41

darry1966 wrote:

does not load consistently

Could you support this with some log messages? Or describing the inconsistent behaviour?

#20 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » SOLVED: Bad magic number in super-block » 2020-11-21 16:51:52

nobodyuknow wrote:

Good thing the default is 'Y' so the Enter key is all one needs

The "-y" option is handy too.

#22 Re: Documentation » HOWOTO: Beowulf LXQt post installation tweeks » 2020-11-12 12:28:52

GlennW wrote:

How about autoselecting the non-HDMI output for "non-"laptops? ALSA doesn't do that.

I dislike "autoselecting". But I can select the non-HDMI output with ALSA configuring it. There are a lot of info about that.

#23 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » SOLVED: KDE: Delete icons from panel and transparent Audio Volume icon » 2020-11-07 08:37:12

nobodyuknow wrote:

right-clicking on the icon does not provide a menu option to remove it.

May be your widgets are locked. Try this:
On the panel, click secundary mouse button, Unlock widgets.

#24 Re: Other Issues » Accidentally caught close terminal whilst running gdebi-gtk » 2020-11-03 21:45:28

swarfendor437 wrote:

I've tried searching the forum using "Alternatives to Virtual Box" but not coming up with anything. ... Do people find Qemu workable?

It seems so:

swarfendor437 wrote:

I don't want to go down the VMWare

I dont need VMWare since a lot time. In 2005 I had to buy a license because I did not find an alternative. Not needed anymore. YMMV.

#25 Re: Devuan » Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme » 2020-11-01 21:48:45

golinux wrote:

Some evolution . . .

I like it. Thank you for your work.

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