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#1 Re: News & Announcements » Beowulf Beta is here! » 2020-04-01 18:12:08

It will depend on how many bugs need fixing, that is what the beta release is for.

#2 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Drive letter assignments [Solved] » 2020-03-28 14:52:05

Maybe by using the disk UUIDs, (PARTUUIDs), or using labels instead of relying on the Linux enumeration system.

#3 Re: ARM Builds » RPi3A+/3B/3B+/(4B) » 2020-03-18 16:38:03

As an aside, I tried putting the RPi3 64bit system onto a RPi4 Raspbian card, replacing the Debian system - it didn't work - then later on after having deleted my card, I realized that it would need all the kernel modules replacing too - my excuse is that I'm getting old. wink

I'll give the above a try sometime, & have another go myself, remembering to replace the kernel modules next time.

#5 Re: Other Issues » Can't execute program. System doesn't recognize it's location. » 2020-03-11 10:05:23

"Failed to execute child process "home/[username]/Desktop/palemoon/palemoon" (No such file or directory)"

That should read /home/[username]/Desktop/palemoon/palemoon.

However, try moving it to /home/[username]/palemoon/palemoon & running by typing ./palemoon/palemoon in a terminal.
(If that doesn't work, check the permissions.)

#6 Re: DIY » installing Devuan on Samsung Chromebook Pro » 2020-03-08 19:29:59

AntiX - https://antixlinux.com/

Once you have upgraded the boot loader, you should be able to load any distro that you choose. smile

#7 Re: DIY » installing Devuan on Samsung Chromebook Pro » 2020-03-07 15:09:18

I put AntiX (systemd free) onto my Toshiba chromebook, (2GB ram/16GB eMMC), I used mrchromebox's boot replacement software.

https://mrchromebox.tech/

#8 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » ExpressCard only works when laptop is on AC power » 2020-03-02 12:00:22

the ExpressCard came with a power cable

There's your clue, it needs powering, looks like your laptop battery isn't able to supply enough on its own.

#9 Re: Other Issues » SOLVED: dd to nonexistent device » 2020-03-02 11:52:31

You can delete an over written /dev file, but it is a bit more complicated than a normal directory file to re instate, if I remember rightly, (I did it a couple of times too wink ).

Edit: Check out mknod. (These are 'node' files.)

#10 Re: ARM Builds » Is any work planned for devuan on the raspberry pi 4? » 2020-02-25 09:22:52

don't know why RaspberryPi Foundation is taking so long.. or why is holding back..

They are way behind schedule, when it was released it was supposed to be able to boot from USB3, now, 7 months later, & we still don't have USB booting!

#11 Re: Installation » Install Devuan over existing Linux system? » 2020-02-22 10:20:41

Just treat it as if it were an empty disk, insert & boot from your pendrive, run the installer, partition the disk how you want it, & install it. smile

#12 Re: Off-topic » HyperbolaBSD Roadmap relevance to Devuan » 2020-02-16 10:47:36

Hmm, I think what you are meaning is the reliance of certain software in other software, such as a reliance on pulseaudio, or parts of the systemd infrastructure, that being the case, I'm with you all the way. Freedom is being eroded by the 'back door'.

Someone will have to rewrite the source code to not include the 'evils' that most(?) people don't want, then compile & package it for the end user.

#13 Re: Off-topic » Greetings and some questions » 2020-02-11 10:28:03

I would like to know if there is any way I can help the community and do my bit for the development of Dev1.

I would also like to know, how did you learn about how GNU+Linux works?

Advocacy is the easiest way for a beginner, along with the suggestion of improving documentation.

Learn to use the command line, that is where you will start to learn Linux. smile

#14 Re: Forum Feedback » Ending or moving a forum discussion that has degenerated too far » 2020-02-11 10:21:17

For future reference, if you need to, just contact one of the moderators.

#16 Re: Off-topic » HyperbolaBSD Roadmap relevance to Devuan » 2020-02-06 10:59:59

I think, if they were to consider a BSD, NetBSD would be a better choice, as I think they would be happy to work with the team to achieve their objectives. Devuan is now 'established', so I don't see it happening any time soon.

#17 Re: ARM Builds » Is any work planned for devuan on the raspberry pi 4? » 2020-01-28 09:37:16

tuxd3v wrote:
Camtaf wrote:

devuan-ascii-rpi4-arm64-0.1-beta.img.xz is the one I've been trying to get.

I succeeded downloading it smile
Could be that for some reason, after some extent you are limited in MB?

No problem downloading other distros, even DVD images, but just can't get passed 20~30MB from your storage site, even had another go just before writing this. So, I guess, that's it, I won't be able to help. sad

#18 Re: ARM Builds » Is any work planned for devuan on the raspberry pi 4? » 2020-01-27 20:26:30

devuan-ascii-rpi4-arm64-0.1-beta.img.xz is the one I've been trying to get.

#19 Re: ARM Builds » Is any work planned for devuan on the raspberry pi 4? » 2020-01-27 19:18:23

I know how to download, but it just fails after a few minutes for some reason, I managed to get about 20MB once.

Edit: Literally just tried again & it failed after downloading just 25MB.

#20 Re: ARM Builds » Is any work planned for devuan on the raspberry pi 4? » 2020-01-27 16:06:00

Your link keeps on failing to download for me, tried several times yesterday, & a couple of times today. sad

#21 Re: ARM Builds » Is any work planned for devuan on the raspberry pi 4? » 2020-01-26 11:05:38

I'm only an end user, not a developer, but I could dig out my RPi4B, & give your image a go, sometime next week, probably.

Where can I download the RPi4 image from?

#22 Re: ARM Builds » Is any work planned for devuan on the raspberry pi 4? » 2020-01-17 09:59:15

N.B. If only using one monitor, you have to use the HDMI socket next to the USB C power socket.

(I'm not using mine at the moment, still awaiting EDID & USB boot to get fixed.)


I also had to add,

hdmi_force_hotplug:0=1
hdmi_group=2
hdmi_mode=39 (or 81 to get 1366x768)

when using Raspbian O/S.

#23 Re: Devuan » Debian has fallen. What now? » 2020-01-01 12:12:54

I've used Salix in preference to installing Slack, but I've been Debian & Debian based since 1999, I don't want to change, but I don't want to use systemd either, so I hope we can still have Debian without systemd well into the future. smile

#24 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » USB Multiboot » 2019-12-29 11:04:54

I'd imagine that if you don't select one of the choices at the boot menu, you are being dropped into a terminal session, possibly for recovery purposes. If you do select a distro at boot time, does it then load to a desktop?

#25 Re: Devuan » Debian has fallen. What now? » 2019-12-28 19:22:56

If regular software programs rely on parts of systemd, then the freedom that was Linux comes to an end!

Linux was fashioned after Unix principles, but has been deviated more towards a Microsoft kind of system, by the 'big players' so that they can make money out of selling maintenance contracts. If this continues, there will no longer be freedom to choose within Linux.

We need a branch of Linux that rejects completely the scourge of systemd. If that doesn't materialize, then the BSDs are sure to gain more followers.

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