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#1 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Alternative browser for Devuan/Debian - Brave » 2020-08-28 14:46:45

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

But I do think FF has a memory leak somewhere...

That memory leak has plagued FF for years. Why it's not fixed after all this time is bewildering.

#2 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » HDMI no sound » 2020-08-28 14:42:14

Job wrote:

What do you have under the configuration tab.  If you don't have HDMI there you may have some issues with the driver.

https://www.udrop.com/plugins/imageviewer/site/thumb.php?s=Aub&/pavu.png

I can see ony 3 tabs: - playback, recording, and output devices

Older version perhaps?

xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin  0.2.4

#3 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » HDMI no sound » 2020-08-28 14:39:16

larsH wrote:

Hi

Does your TV have an onboard D/A-converter.

I don't know. I didn't buy it.

#4 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » HDMI no sound » 2020-08-25 11:52:11

So after checking that I see at the bottom it says,

Show: All Output Devices

Output Devices tab > Port >  then just two choices, speakers or headphones. HDMI option not there.

#5 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » HDMI no sound » 2020-08-25 10:57:25

Job wrote:

I use pavucontrol and pulseaudio.  With pavucontrol I switch between all outputs and inputs on the fly. On pavucontrol: Configuration > Ouput devices > Playback

PA is the default sound manager so I may as well try that. I notice there are different packages and I suppose I should really know this but which one do I install, the GTK or the Qt one? Thanks for your time.

EDIT: I'm on ascii 2.1.

EDIT again: Please disregard that. I just chose Properties from the system tray icon and I see it shows pavucontrol is already there.

#6 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » HDMI no sound » 2020-08-25 10:54:59

larsH wrote:

Hi

You get the list from "aplay -l" which you have given above. Seeing all files from the commandline "ls -a". Editing the file (as root) with "nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf" and add the two lines suggested in the previous post. Save and reboot. The numbers could as well be 0,0,1,0 or 0,0,0,1 depanding on the hdmi port you are using for your display. Hope this help. And as stated above, my advice could prove to be wrong. I am just suggesting what I would try myself ;-))

Have a nice day
Lars H

Thanks Lars but when I did that it disabled the soundcard.

#7 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » HDMI no sound » 2020-08-18 19:51:15

larsH wrote:

Hi

As explained. Edit it with your favorite editor and try with

# Disable the HDMI card which shows up first, but enable PCH
options snd-hda-intel enable=0,1,0,0

save and exit. As I told you I do not have this configuration myself. So try it out. If it is not working we look further.

Have a nice day
Lars H

Sorry, I should be clearer. When I said it's there what I meant was it's not visible. I enabled view hidden files but it still can't be seen.

Also, when you say, Disable the HDMI card which shows up first how do I get that list?

Thanks for your patience.

#8 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » HDMI no sound » 2020-08-18 09:09:57

larsH wrote:

Hi

The file I think you wan to edit is /etc/modprbe.d/alsa-base.conf (or call it something else with *.conf in that directory)

No such file there so created one like this:

root@devuan:~# touch alsa-base.conf

But it wasn't visible, so

root@devuan:~# ls -l alsa-base.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Aug 18 08:56 alsa-base.conf

So it's there but what now?  Thanks

#9 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » HDMI no sound » 2020-08-15 12:49:34

larsH wrote:

Hi

Do you have enabled Pulseaudio. See here https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=3728 . Normally I am against using pulseaudio. But in this case it may be the easy way, to get things working. If yoy HAVE enabled pulseaudio try to disable it. It might as well solve your problem. https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=3732

Have a nice day
Lars H

Hi.

If PA is enabled I didn't do it.

Opening /etc/pulse/client.conf.d/00-disable-autospawn.conf in a text editor just shows a blank page so nothing to comment out.

In your next link where it advises:

# Disable the HDMI card which shows up first, but enable PCH
options snd-hda-intel enable=0,1

Sorry if I missed it but how do I do that? Thanks.

#10 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » HDMI no sound » 2020-08-15 12:01:26

larsH wrote:

Hi

Take a look here. https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=3743 You have multiple sound cards.

Hi Lars. Following your advice to use alsamixer I get:

 AlsaMixer v1.1.3 
Card: PulseAudio                                                        F1:  Help               │
│ Chip: PulseAudio                                                     F2:  System information │
│ View: F3:[Playback] F4: Capture  F5: All                 F6:  Select sound card  │
│ Item: Master                                         Esc: Exit            

Selecting F6 I get:

┌───── Sound Card ──────┐                           │
│                          │-  (default)           │                           │
│                          │0  HDA Intel PCH       │                           │
│                          │   enter device name...│                           │
│                          └───────────────────────┘  

Then selecting HDA Intel PCH I get:

Card: HDA Intel PCH                                  F1:  Help               │
│ Chip: Realtek ALC256                                 F2:  System information │
│ View: F3:[Playback] F4: Capture  F5: All             F6:  Select sound card  │
│ Item: Master [dB gain: -6.00]                        Esc: Exit               │
│                                                                              │
│     
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

How do I save that? Esc didn't do it.

Also, following the advice in the archwiki I get:

 aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC256 Analog [ALC256 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 8: HDMI 2 [HDMI 2]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

I must be missing something. Thanks for your time.

#11 Desktop and Multimedia » HDMI no sound » 2020-08-14 04:09:26

LU344928
Replies: 17

Greetings.

I'm on ascii 2.1 and there is no sound with HDMI. Sound still comes from the laptop's speakers but nothing from the TV. No problem with the picture though.


Machine:   Laptop System: ASUSTeK  UEFI: American Megatrends 
           
CPU:       Dual Core model: Intel Celeron N3350 bits: 64 

Graphics:  Device-1: Intel vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 
            
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor N4200/N3350/E3900 Series Audio Cluster 
           vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hd intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:0e.0 

Any ideas? Tia.

#12 Re: Documentation » Devuan Packaging Guide » 2020-07-06 10:01:51

fsmithred wrote:

Thanks! Here's the new link:
https://git.devuan.org/devuan/documenta … aintainers

(Fixed in first post, too.)

Thank you.

#14 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » no sound after beowulf upgrade » 2020-06-26 05:16:07

berni51 wrote:

Archlinux (unfortunately) uses systemd.

Have you looked into using Artix?
https://artixlinux.org/

#15 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Sound with Beowulf - always trouble? » 2020-06-26 05:06:04

larsH wrote:

these two alternatives should be default in Devuan, and pulseaudio completely removed.

That will probably happen eventually. We just have to be patient. The team have a lot on their plate.

EDIT: Or maybe not... https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=2934

Now I've confused myself smile

#16 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » How do you stop chromium asking for 'keyring password'? » 2020-06-26 04:58:21

I'm guessing the present Opera is based on Chromium, which would explain the problem I had. I know they 'changed engine' after Opera 12, probably to Chromium by the looks of it.

#17 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » How do you stop chromium asking for 'keyring password'? » 2020-06-25 11:56:50

I had the same problem with Opera on another distro. It's very frustrating. I didn't find a solution.

In fact, I've been put off installing Brave after seeing this:

sudo apt-key --keyring

https://brave-browser.readthedocs.io/en … html#linux

That term keyring in there makes me think it would be deja vu all over again.

#18 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Alternative browser for Devuan/Debian - Brave » 2020-06-25 11:48:34

steve_v wrote:

What is with all the noise about this "brave" browser recently anyway? Is it demonstrably better than Firefox/Iceweasel or a degoogled chromium build?
Personally I'd be highly suspicious of a new browser that is advertised as heavily as this one appears to be...

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Interesting article about Brave linked on lobste.rs:
https://practicaltypography.com/the-cow … brave.html

Ed. Yup, that's pretty much what I expected. "Have our ads and tracking instead of theirs". Free cryptocurrency woo and virtue signalling included.
No thanks, I'll stick to my adblockers and javascript defangers.

Perhaps I'm missing something but if you don't opt in to those schemes then it seems to me there's not a lot of difference to Firefox etc.

#19 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Alternative browser for Devuan/Debian - Brave » 2020-06-25 11:45:06

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
LU344928 wrote:

Do you still want that?

Yes please, just click on the "website" link underneath my avatar to check. Thanks!

Nah no ads, none at all.

Version 1.10.97 Chromium: 83.0.4103.116 (Official Build) (64-bit)

#20 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Alternative browser for Devuan/Debian - Brave » 2020-06-24 11:44:44

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

EDIT: if anybody is using Brave I would really appreciate if they could check my website and see if any adverts are plastered over it. TIA.

Do you still want that?  I'm not using Brave on Linux but it's installed on my Windows machine.

#21 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [Solved] Problem editing grub » 2020-05-30 08:00:56

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Can we see your /boot/grub/grub.cfg? Or more specifically:

grep timeout /boot/grub/grub.cfg
root@devuan:~# grep timeout /boot/grub/grub.cfg
  set timeout=30
  if [ x$feature_timeout_style = xy ] ; then
    set timeout_style=menu
    set timeout=5
  # Fallback normal timeout code in case the timeout_style feature is
    set timeout=5
root@devuan:~# 

That was before the last edit following Ralph's advice. I did that again after editing and got a much longer result which I can post if you wish.

Thanks for your help.

#22 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [Solved] Problem editing grub » 2020-05-30 07:54:06

G'day Ralph, thanks for the reply. For the record the source I used for that was this.

ralph.ronnquist wrote:

It seems grub is one of those packages where it's stupidly hard to find documentation, with man pages that just say that "this is documented somewhere else and I'm not telling where"... it turns out that you need to have grub-legacy-doc installed, which provides the texinfo file with documentation using the info system.

That's interesting.

ralph.ronnquist wrote:

Anyhow, according to that you should also use

GRUB_TIMEOUT=0

Afaict GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT is the time to wait before showing the menu, and GRUB_TIMEOUT is the time to wait (in addition) before booting to the default choice.

If you also have

GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=hidden

then the menu is not actually shown, but the time logic remains the same.

So I just changed it to   GRUB_TIMEOUT=0   then rebooted and all was hunky dory. Now there's no need to add any hidden option as it booted straight away with no splash screen, just what I was looking for. Good onya mate! smile

#23 Hardware & System Configuration » [Solved] Problem editing grub » 2020-05-29 09:08:18

LU344928
Replies: 6

Greetings. I'm on ascii 2.1 and I tried editing grub to a timeout of 0 as it always waits for me to hit enter. Despite there being a value of 5 it just waits for my input. Then, also as root, I ran update-grub and rebooted but no change. Here it is after the edit (I chose the hidden option as there's just the one OS on this machine):

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

Tia.

#24 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [Solved] Incomplete install of Tor » 2020-04-05 09:51:51

xinomilo wrote:

you probably need tor browser.
apt install torbrowser-launcher

That didn't work:

root@devuan:~# apt install torbrowser-launcher 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package torbrowser-launcher is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'torbrowser-launcher' has no installation candidate
root@devuan:~# 

So I went back to the package manager but a search didn't find it either.

or download from official website. https://www.torproject.org/download/

Got it that time. I was surprised to see that I didn't have to install it. I just extracted the archive and it worked straight away. Thanks for that.

#25 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [Solved] Incomplete install of Tor » 2020-04-05 09:45:32

chris2be8 wrote:

You might need to install torbrowser-launcher (or one of the other suggested packages)?

I've never used tor so that's just a guess based on it's name.

Chris

Thanks Chris.

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