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#1 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » machine freezes - nouveau driver? » 2020-01-10 22:55:52


Yes, previously installed.

I installed the nvidia driver.  So far so good.


#2 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » machine freezes - nouveau driver? » 2020-01-09 21:49:31

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Have you installed the non-free firmware that is required by the nouveau driver?

Can you please share the name of the package?  I don't know of a nouveau non-free firmware.  I just searched but nothing good came up.

#3 Desktop and Multimedia » machine freezes - nouveau driver? » 2020-01-08 23:31:13

Replies: 5

Hello good people,

Devuan Beowulf.

When I play some videos the box freezes but surely as soon as I run compton.  I know from old experience, this could mean video driver issue or RAM.  I checked RAM no issue there.  The box runs nouveau even thought the video card is Nvidia.  I don't want to bother installing the Nvidia driver. 

Is there a possibility that an oxrg.conf file could fix the freezing issue?


#4 Re: Other Issues » [Solved] hostname issue » 2019-11-16 22:42:22


Well I did an update and restarted the box.  The correct hostname is back.  Too bad I will never know what caused that.

#5 Re: Other Issues » [Solved] hostname issue » 2019-11-16 22:31:29

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

Thanks for the help

#6 Other Issues » [Solved] hostname issue » 2019-11-16 15:42:53

Replies: 4

I haven't restarted this machine for a while now.  I restarted it this time but the terminal has a different name than the one in /etc/hostname.  The terminal has "new-host-5".

$ hostname

also returned "new-host-5". 

No clue what might have caused the change but is there a way to display the correct name?

I am on Beowulf.

Thank you,

#7 Re: Off-topic » What other distro are you using (besides devuan)? » 2019-07-22 17:06:06


Devuan main box.
FreeBSD second box.
Debian Jessie media server.

#8 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » dcaenc » 2019-04-14 01:18:31


I will give it a go and report back.

Thank you,

Worked like charm. 

Thanks again.

#9 Desktop and Multimedia » dcaenc » 2019-04-13 19:04:43

Replies: 2

You good people here know how to install "dcaenc"?  It seems avidemux and handbrake can't output AC3 or DTS without dcaenc.

Thank you,

#10 Re: Devuan » ssh with a file manager??? » 2019-03-23 13:27:43


I appreciate the inputs.  Thanks.  I thought I will have to use vnc like the good people of FreeBSD.

#11 Devuan » ssh with a file manager??? » 2019-03-23 04:03:06

Replies: 4

Is it possible to browse files on another box with a file manager using ssh?  If not what are the alternatives.


#12 Re: Off-topic » Systemd maintainer for Debian quits » 2019-03-23 03:29:53


Like someone once said "complaining won't get you too far".  I gave up on Debian after some updates, systemd did not like some of my scripts.  I will reboot my box then I get a strange message about system updating or I will try and update the box but I will get a message that another program is using "su -".  Somethings in those lines.  After some investigation, I realized that I have to kill my scripts.  That was the end for me.

#13 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2019-03-22 18:57:27

Ogis1975 wrote:

Very nice and minimal setup, Job. I like it! I just want to ask. I see a lot of information being displayed on status bar. Is this conky, or bash scripts?

Thanks for the kind words.  That's conky.

#14 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2019-03-21 22:51:26


My first shot of Devuan.  Happy to have joined the world of systemd free. 


#15 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Avidemux and h264enc » 2019-03-19 17:15:37


I also like h264enc.  Actually I like h264enc better at least for my personal usage.  Yes, avidemux is one resources eating software.

#16 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Avidemux and h264enc » 2019-03-18 13:16:54


Thanks Ralph, coming from Debian I was a little unsure about mixing repos.

#17 Desktop and Multimedia » Avidemux and h264enc » 2019-03-18 11:56:58

Replies: 6

How do you install avidemux?  well besides the confusing way at  Same with h264enc.  I already have non-free and contrib in sources.list.

Thank you,

#18 Re: Installation » Beowulf, where to download from » 2019-03-16 03:16:58

fsmithred wrote:
golinux wrote:
Job wrote:

No.  What makes you think that?

Probably the line that says systemd-238 (is that like uranium?) is in ceres and 232 is in testing.

I can assure you it's not in either of those repos. ("No candidate version found for systemd")

Phew!  That's exactly the line that made me grinch a little.


#20 Re: Installation » Beowulf, where to download from » 2019-03-13 17:26:44


Thank you.  That's exactly what I was looking for.

#21 Installation » Beowulf, where to download from » 2019-03-13 01:42:35

Replies: 9

I am unable to locate a page to download beowulf from. 

I will appreciate a link if there is one.


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