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#1 Re: Off-topic » Say hello! » 2023-12-08 09:51:05

Welcome aboard.......Devuan is Debian without systemd. smile

#2 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2023-12-06 10:30:28

@ zephyr

My apologies, I thought that I remembered you & Miyo discussing how to do some things on here... smile

#3 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Upcoming browser changes » 2023-12-06 10:25:44

I could never get on with Chrome/Chromium, so have always used Firefox, occasionally Dillo, & have tried to use text browsers too, the internet has become an advertising space for corporations, far removed from its original purpose...

I stopped using Youtube when forced to watch adverts, & only returned to it when we could block them - so if everyone did so, they'd soon lose all their revenues..

#4 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2023-12-05 10:25:57

@ Ron

Check out Crowz, (partially created with help from MIYO), it's a neat little system. smile

#5 Re: News & Announcements » Shape of things to come? 8^° » 2023-11-30 10:59:01

I just wish someone/distros would revive TinyX....... big_smile

#6 Re: Installation » First experiences and contact with Daedalus » 2023-11-28 13:31:28

Grub, by default, no longer looks for other operating systems....

#8 Re: Off-topic » Weak processor + minimal DE = no miracle! » 2023-11-23 18:25:09

Weak processor + minimal DE

Wyse Dx0Q     1.5GHz Quad Core AMD GX-415GA     Radeon HD8330E graphics

Slow, but I still use XFCE & FF on it.... smile

#9 Re: Devuan » Making Devuan widely use » 2023-11-23 10:36:25

If you want it to look like Mint, just use Mint.....

Devuan has its own look & feel.... big_smile

But, you can modify it if you want, that's what Linux is all about. smile

#10 Re: Installation » Minimum disk space for newinstall ? » 2023-11-20 14:31:27

3.2GB installed Daedalus/XFCE. smile

It's not a disk hog like MSWindows..... wink

#11 Re: Freedom Hacks » Anyone know how to make a usb mouse work? » 2023-11-19 09:34:11

I have to click a button to get mine working/switched on.

#12 Re: Documentation » HOWTO: JWM Basic Configuration » 2023-11-17 10:29:48

Apart from adding to the menu, I find JWM to be an ideal WM, just move the panel to the top of the screen. smile

#13 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » are you happy with all the old and new wm's for simple small distros? » 2023-11-15 09:34:52

are you happy with all the old and new wm's for simple small distros?

Yes, I am. smile

#14 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] Devuan Daedalus apt install problem » 2023-11-12 12:47:58

I use apt-get & it's working on my Daedelus installs from the live XFCE & from Crowz....

Did you use sudo? Did you update first?

#15 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » How to start desktop on Raspberry Pi3? » 2023-11-11 18:04:04

If 'startx' doesn't work, you need to install xorg & a WM/DE.

(It's been a while since I last installed it to a RPi....) wink

#16 Re: DIY » So I guess there's no getting around having to use GTK3 and Wayland? » 2023-11-08 10:36:43

Well......we still have an unadulterated command line available - perhaps we will have to just go back to using that! big_smile

#17 Re: Devuan » Debian Farm? » 2023-11-08 10:29:00

They tried that before, & lost a lot of their programmers, & users, & created a lot of bad blood!

Haven't they learned their lesson yet! - Linux is about freedom of choice!

Thankfully, it caused Devuan to be born in the first instance, if they do it again, many users will (possibly) ditch Devuan as well, if it isn't an easy job to continue using Debian as a base!

#18 Re: Installation » Install from Ventoy » 2023-11-03 09:43:44

ralph.ronnquist wrote:

Having had a sniff at Ventoy I see that it uses an exfat filsystem, which is not included in preamble.gz. Perhaps it's sufficient to add that ...

EDIT: no it's not sufficient.

I download the Linux version -


#19 Re: Installation » Install from Ventoy » 2023-11-03 09:41:55

ralph.ronnquist wrote:
Camtaf wrote:

.. each distro is added to the Ventoy start menu, from which you start the desired distro..

The daedalus ISO offers a menu of alternative boot methods; does "start the desired distro" start with presenting that menu?

The ISO is further a hybrid ISO with 3 separate boot equipments that cater for different use cases: whether the media is presented as a harddisk or a cdrom and whether the boot loading is by legacy or UEFI bios. Which use case does Ventoy present?

Ventoy will start up in either MBR or UEFI, depending on your computer, & it starts the distro as it would start if it was the only one on a pendrive, all boot options of the distro remain available.

#20 Re: Installation » Install from Ventoy » 2023-11-02 14:18:58

Just in case we are not clear, you create a Ventoy pendrive from the files downloaded, then you copy your distros onto the pendrive, each distro is added to the Ventoy start menu, from which you start the desired distro, when you shut down the distro, Ventoy asks you to press return/enter key to finish using the distro, so that you can remove the pendrive.

Because Ventoy loads the chosen distro, it will run as it would if it were the only distro on the pendrive - so, I expect a net install .iso will allow you to install to your chosen disk.

#21 Re: Devuan » Devuan is much faster on older hardware than debian(celeron n3050) » 2023-10-22 08:38:53

I regularly ran Devuan/XFCE on a 2GB ram / 1.2GHz dual core thin client, I even ran it with just 1GB ram as an experiment on a single core thin client, it was a little slow, but even the internet was usable. smile

It's lightning fast on my 2GB ram converted Chromebook. wink

#22 Re: Installation » Install from Ventoy » 2023-10-22 08:31:53

I don't know if a net install will work, but Devuan Live will install OK from a Ventoy pendrive, as will Crowz (JWM) - & lots of other distros. smile

#24 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » LAN without conection - RTL810XE PCI Express Driver r8169 » 2023-10-19 16:33:13

Could just be that particular cable - I occasionally use a 30ft cable without problems, (Devuan/XFCE), & have used a 'coupler' to add an extra 10ft cable also without problems.

#25 Re: Off-topic » Hello Folks » 2023-10-12 09:08:11

Welcome aboard. smile

Why not tell us something about yourself..... wink

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