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#1 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Devuan est à la traîne (google: Devuan is lagging behind) ! » 2024-05-16 18:49:43

I've always found fsmithred to be polite & civil in his replies, & his utilities to work admirably.....

#3 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » How much RAM do I need to install a Devuan? » 2024-03-23 09:08:18

Yep, 2GB ram is just enough to run XFCE & Firefox, no swap partition, (but a bit slow on the internet sometimes, but adequate).

(I've also run it in just 1GB, but you need to give it some swap, about 2GB, if you intend going online.)

Most of my machines have 4GB..... smile

#4 Re: Off-topic » What do you think about electric cars? » 2024-03-06 08:34:09

Electric cars are not 'green', they use a large amount of energy & materials to create their batteries, the cars themselves also.

What happens when one has a crash? The battery is part of the main construction, & apart from maybe bursting into flames, could also leak toxic chemicals.

We've seen what happens with electric bikes & scooters, they burst into uncontrollable fires!

There was also quite a major fire in a multi story car park somewhere, which, I think, was down to an electric car catching fire.

No, pedal power, with appropriate gearing, &/or kick scooting is the real solution to our pollution problems! wink

#5 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Crowz 5.0.1 daedalus new release 2024.02.26 » 2024-02-26 09:04:33

Many thanks for the 'heads up'... will grab a copy. smile

#7 Re: Freedom Hacks » Securing my/our computer systems » 2024-02-13 10:03:52

Web site forums have died a death in the main, so FB Groups is the only place to converse with other like minded people - in private groups, I hasten to add. wink

#8 Re: ARM Builds » [SOLVED] rockpro64 time broken won't let me install ntp due to 2013 date. » 2024-02-11 09:26:05

If you are using Linux, then surely just set the time yourself.......(see man date).

#9 Re: Freedom Hacks » Securing my/our computer systems » 2024-02-09 10:06:13

Best security option that I can offer is a separate computer, running from live media, no internal drive.

Work on your 'good' computer offline only.

Not very practical these days I'll admit, but anything connected to the internet could be at risk.

Personally, I have had no problems; I have back ups of my personal data, should anything happen, I'll just wipe my disk & reinstall.

#10 Re: Devuan » Devuan vs Arcolinux » 2024-02-02 17:51:51

If you want to try different distros, get a pendrive, put Ventoy on it, then add as many distros as you want, that will fit on it. wink

#11 Re: Installation » does Devuan have some mini netinstall Iso file for CD image » 2024-02-01 09:50:42

Maybe try MIYO or Crowz, if you want a basic set up, otherwise, start with the Devuan command line version & add what you want from the repos.

#12 Re: Devuan » Thank you » 2024-02-01 09:42:11

Yes, the devs have been doing a great job on our behalf, so, I too, would like to add my gratitude for all their hard work.......& also the forum maintainers. smile

#13 Re: ARM Builds » Raspberry Pi 5 » 2024-01-25 17:32:06

I expect you could add it from an official raspios image, if you want, it should sit on the first (DOS) partition...

https://github.com/raspberrypi/rpi-firm … pi-5-b.dtb

(Click on 'view raw')

#14 Re: Off-topic » [SOLVED] What is your view on major distros dropping X11 and requiring Wayland? » 2024-01-22 10:27:59

I do hope X11 will be maintained and kept alive somewhere.

As far as I can recall, xenocara is a version of 'X' built & maintained in/by the OpenBSD maintainers, so there is the hope that some distros will package it for use in Linux.

(I had forgotten about xenocara because I have been installing NetBSD on some of my spare computers lately.)

#15 Re: Forum Feedback » [SOLVED] Quote Button » 2024-01-22 10:18:54

Hadn't noticed, & don't miss it - happy enough to just quote the salient points myself in a reply.... smile

#16 Re: Off-topic » [SOLVED] What is your view on major distros dropping X11 and requiring Wayland? » 2024-01-19 13:06:19

Still, I imagine this is a good place to get people talking about or thinking about such a goal, since I gather that a lot of people here are skeptical of the GNOME project, Freedesktop.org, and the Debian/Fedora direction and just aren't as much about the whole "tech go forward, deal with it" mentality that major distros have these days.

As I've mentioned before, I'm looking seriously at BSD, (NetBSD & OpenBSD in particular), I'm not one for 'everything bar the kitchen sink' type distros, & the smaller distros will struggle to keep all these 'improvements' out....

#17 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » requesting recomendations for a small window manager » 2024-01-19 09:54:22

Those quoted WMs are a bit basic, I would think more on the lines of fluxbox, jwm, icewm, or similar.....enough functionality, without a lot of dependancies.

#18 Re: Off-topic » [SOLVED] What is your view on major distros dropping X11 and requiring Wayland? » 2024-01-18 17:38:54

Not a fan of messing with things that work - systemd, pulseaudio, & now wayland just weren't needed, let alone having them 'forced' on us! sad

#19 Re: Off-topic » Happy New Year! » 2023-12-31 11:11:32

Totally agree, happy new year & many thanks for all your hard work on our behalf, devs & mods, your work is really appreciated. smile

#20 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » merged /usr » 2023-12-28 10:16:06

Maybe we will have to give up on Debian, totally.... & maybe even Linux itself! sad

I, personally, am investigating using BSD instead of Linux, for all of my computing needs - even looking at Haiku as a desktop system. smile

Commercial interests are ruining Linux to my mind..... it just isn't what it used to be. wink

I have really appreciated the effort put in by the Devuan devs, but if it gets to be too great a task in the future, I'll certainly understand......

#21 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Crowz 5.0 Daedalus amd64 release » 2023-12-24 10:36:01

These days, when adding drives to a system, (in /etc/fstab), it is best to use their UUID, as drives get their /dev/sd(?) as they are found on the system, not by what disk they actually are.

Before manually mounting a disk, plug it in, then run

sudo dmesg | tail

to find out what the system has designated it as, then you mount it to a directory, often just use /mnt. smile

#22 Re: News & Announcements » Debian and 32-bit x86 » 2023-12-21 09:50:09

yeti wrote:
Camtaf wrote:

wink

I see no reason for a wink:-(

Because there are 32bit systems still available.....so those old computers are still usable/useful, even if a bit slow....not everyone expects instant website access. smile

#23 Re: News & Announcements » Debian and 32-bit x86 » 2023-12-20 14:56:19

32bit systems are still supported by the BSDs & Haiku, so they don't need to be thrown out just yet...... wink

Whilst I had been a long time Debian user, (since 1999), I went over to Devuan, to get away from systemd & the like, & will, (if I need to), go over to BSD full time, if it (systemd) becomes the 'Linux way'. big_smile

#24 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Crowz 5.0 Daedalus amd64 release » 2023-12-17 17:20:17

I found it easy to use, though I did run it as the root user from the command line, it then opens up into a graphical installer, which I think is pretty straight forward to use.

calamares

#25 Re: Devuan » New Devuan user here » 2023-12-15 09:36:10

Welcome aboard. smile

Devuan is what Debian was - giving back freedom to the user. wink

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