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#1 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » How to properly install and use Zram » 2019-03-15 20:16:56

Thank you sir for the quick reply, I guess that concludes this thread.

#2 Hardware & System Configuration » How to properly install and use Zram » 2019-03-15 19:37:58

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sudo apt-get install zram-config
sudo apt-get install zram-tools

The commands above don't work.  Open up Synaptic, type zram, you get nothing.  Its not in the backports either.  So my question is:  How do you properly implement a zram swap?

#3 Re: Devuan » Great OS, minor critiques » 2019-01-25 23:26:33

Then new users need to do some reading.  wink  Also it's a _very bad idea_ to install directly from the debian repos.  The Debian repos are provided by devuan via a filtered redirect so you won't install something dependent on systemd and bork your system.  The list of banned pkgs is here.  You will find in my sig a link to search devuan packages.

Users read?  Ya right.  Some users I'm surprised they can tie their shoe.  Even if they aren't complete fools, I've seen even some of the most intelligent people skip some reading.  My goal is to get as much work done as possible but yet still maintain high quality work/best practices.  Unless you have lots of time on your hands, I doubt you are going to be reading every piece of information.  When I do come across a problem, I will take the time to read every bit of information until I get the problem solved.

Have you enabled non-free and contib in your sources.list?

I changed this: 

deb ascii main


deb ascii main contrib non-free

Didnt seem to work.

We do not have ppas in Devuan though there are some unofficial projects in our gitlab.   The Debian wiki is quite clear about not mixing repositories.  The same goes for Devuan: Don't make a FrankenDebian

Thanks for the education on Frankendebian, I guess I never thought about it.  Now I use synaptic package manager, apt, and this website to install packages.  I never did understand the main benefit of PPAs.  What would be the main advantage of a PPA vs a download link on someones website?  None as far as im concerned.

Welcome aboard the Devuan train to freedom!

Thank you for the warm welcome!  Much appreciated!  The linux community has been really good to me, I'm very thankful!  I've heard that the linux community is mean, from my experience its been quite the opposite.

Try xcalc. It's part of the x11-apps package and may already be installed.

When I tried xcalc, it has an ugly UI.  For myself, functionality > looks, but users like to have a pretty UI.  Which is why I opted for gnome-calculator

That's an xfce thing. Other desktops have their own management tools.

Devuan ascii doesn't come with it by default.  If it does then I failed to find it.  'gnome-system-tools' may be the one you are refering to.  This is exactly what I was wanting in Devuan.

apt-cache search software lists the following package among others.

Thats pretty cool.. didn't know about that, thanks!

Devuan is not *buntu or Mint, some things are not going to be as point clicky and GUI friendly.  Synaptic is great, apt is better, read-learn-grow.  Regarding tips for users and groups: … -on-linux/

Thank you sir for the info, that is very useful for me... but for my users.. not really hmm.

#4 Devuan » Great OS, minor critiques » 2019-01-22 03:15:13

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lsb_release -a

Distributor ID:    Devuan
Description:    Devuan GNU/Linux 2.0 (ascii)
Release:    2.0
Codename:    ascii

I love this OS, and maybe some of these critiques are out of the scope of this project.  With that said what I'm saying may not be relevant.  I thought I would leave feedback anyway.  My linux experience is still in the noob phase, but I do have some experience.

I use wireless on my laptop, on boot, it hangs for 1 to 3 mins on "Configuring network interfaces...ifup:  waiting for lock on /run/network/ifstate.eth0".  I don't know if this is a debian problem or what... and I also know a quick google search would fix the problem ( EDIT:  Yup that fixed it.

I know that Synaptic Package Manager is installed which is great, but an average user couldn't find new software using it.  So if an 'app store' of some sort was present that would be great.  I tried 'sudo apt-get install gnome-software', but for some unknown reason, it will only show me whats already installed and nothing online.  I may have messed that up, because at first I tried to install it using a debian package.  I have since tried to reinstall via command line, no success.

No GUI third party/proprietery drivers program like 'software-properties-gtk'.  I know that doing a google search would also yield the correct drivers.  But it would be nice to have a program that would search the hardware of your computer and offer additional drivers.

I guess PPAs aren't supported, or maybe I don't know how its done in devuan.
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/deepin-sc
    aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template for Devuan/ascii
I would question using this OS as my main because I may run across a scenario where I desperately need something installed and it has to be done by PPA.

No GUI user management.

This is extremely minor and also very picky but no calculator.  In my opinion 'gnome-calculator' should be used for its nice looking/simplistic interface.  I do admit that I haven't really tried a whole lot of calculators.

Another minor thing, I thought I needed the 'desktop-live' distro because thats what I've learned to do..  So I downloaded that first, tried it and successfully installed it.  But it was kinda hell to do so.  Extremely complicated install.  Once installed not everything was right.  I have since figured out that I needed the 'netinst' instead.  I would really like to try and get the 'Refracta' stuff to work and customize/make my own ISO that would be hardware independent.  I have yet to give that a shot.

Other than that.. this OS is SUPER SOLID.  I am super impressed.  Easy on resources, RAM usage is very little, CPU idle is extremely low, doesn't trigger my laptop fan because the idle is so low which is awesome!   The OS is super snappy all around.  No additional bloat to remove, no tweaking necessary to speed things up.  No systemd bloat.  Super easy installer, it basically wipes your butt.  You have a great community behind this OS which is also important.  I'm as happy as pig in slop, this OS makes me excited!  Thank you very much for providing us this OS, keep up the good work!

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