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#1 Re: Installation » Upgrade custom Devuan. » 2024-07-14 22:31:23

@fsmithred:  Thanks for debsums!

@SpongeBOB:  My personal preference is to upgrade - beside the good advices above.

#2 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » virt-manager not installable in excalibur » 2024-07-14 21:32:04

Patience. excalibur is currently 'testing' and such issues are usually solved in one or some days.

#3 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] no fix for CVE regreSSHion on armhf? » 2024-07-06 19:44:57

Not sure about the architecture, but do you have daedalus-security in /etc/apt/sources.list?

EDIT: Ups, there is another thread respective this issue.

#4 Re: Other Issues » Chromium wonky for anybody else? » 2024-07-05 18:58:48

Ich kaufe ein "G" und möchte auflösen:

Google Chrome,
and worst of all f*ck Mickysoft's Edsh.

EDIT: And the best part of all existing Android "Apps".

#5 Re: Installation » Fujitsu Lifebook U728 + Devuan 4 » 2024-06-29 09:28:53

nahkhiirmees wrote:

It would be easy if i could just make that machine somehow forget that it is supposed to access ssd before booting from optical.
But the first attempts at that have not been successful.

Did you try to reset the BIOS/(U)EFI settings to system default?
There should be a menu somewhere saying something like "load save defaults".

#6 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Chimaera - Audio and Video problem » 2024-06-25 18:38:41

Maybe missing firmware?

apt list --installed | grep firmware


#7 Re: Installation » Upgrade to Daedalus did not upgrade kernel » 2024-06-21 07:31:48

Then maybe it is:

apt install linux-image-arm64  -s

  The switch -s is for simulation - to see what would happen. 

Package info: … 4&x=submit

#8 Re: Installation » Upgrade to Daedalus did not upgrade kernel » 2024-06-20 16:14:23

is the generic linux image installed?
apt list --installed | grep linux-image for a check and in case it's not:
apt install linux-image-xxxx
where xxxx is amd64 on my PC, but something else for the arm-CPU of a Raspi 3+.

#9 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] Migrating Rackspace Bookworm to Daedalus? » 2024-06-11 20:37:58

History: When devuan forked debian, the std. network interface name was eth0 on both systems, so a migration does not change anything in this respect. And this is (probably) the case for Buster.
Some years later (release?) debian changed the naming convention to the current expression, devuan did not. Now the default net device names are different.

apt-get install net-tools works on any recent debian, no idea what rackspace did.

#10 Re: Freedom Hacks » the right procedure ? » 2024-06-11 18:24:57

Not allowing java script by default can help.
I usually have the extensions "ublock origin" and "umatrix" running with firefox.

#11 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] Migrating Rackspace Bookworm to Daedalus? » 2024-06-11 17:39:50

to a) Buster probably still used eth0/eth1 itself (don't remember, when the change was in debian).
Then there was no net-device-name change during migration.

to b) There is no network-auto-configuration tool involved during migration.
E.g. network-manager or connman would do such things, if installed.
When you use plain dhcp without such programs, it's your task to fix the network.

net-tools are not installed by default anymore, but present in the std. repos.


#12 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » merged /usr » 2024-06-07 15:11:09

Thats fine, but i cant install usrmerge, i cant install anything now, apt/dpkg is broken.
EDIT: this was a reply to someone but they deleted the post.

Sorry for the inconvenience. The post's online time was less than 5 minutes. Tight timing!
It was the 3rd post in less than three minutes (after ralph and soren), saying that you need usrmeger for ceres.
BTW: In such cases, It is possible install a downloaded package via dpkg -i /path_to/some-package.deb manually.

Anyway. Good to hear that you made it!

#13 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] Migrating Rackspace Bookworm to Daedalus? » 2024-06-04 20:52:58

Probably I confused you. That was not intended.
Both points in my 1st post are completely optional! And proposed, since the offical migration did not work in your case.

Clearly after that reboot I'm ending up with eth0 and eth1

Which clearly indicates "net.ifnames=0"

So first of all, adding net.ifnames=0 to the kernel parameters (and I did make sure that I actually saw that option in /proc/cmdline) did NOT cause it to use the enX0/enX1 interface names...they were still set to eth0/eth1 after rebooting.

Of couse not. "net.ifnames=1" would accomplish that. (At least on plain debian and without addional renaming).

#14 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] Migrating Rackspace Bookworm to Daedalus? » 2024-06-03 20:14:10

I have no idea what "Rackspace's Debian Bookworm VM" might imply, but anyway.

The configuration is changing during migration. One option is to keep the configured "enp0s0"-alike debian device name:

$ su -
# echo 'GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="net.ifnames=1"' >>/etc/default/grub     ### OR to 'GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT' 
# update-grub

To further split migration in smaller parts, you could try to

# apt install sysvinit-core

as debian (reboot needed!) and then migrate to devuan.

#15 Re: Installation » [Ceres] - apt cannot validate repo signatures anymore » 2024-05-28 19:56:21

Just fishing in the dark ...  . You mentioned "HTTPS-enabled repos":

There is an issue with devuan repos and https - I don't remember details.
"deb http://" is recommended, while "deb https://" should not be used for *some* reason with the (merged) devuan repos.

cat /et/apt/sources.list | grep ceres
deb ceres main contrib non-free non-free-firmware

#16 Re: Off-topic » Firefox is becoming too chrome like. » 2024-05-24 15:54:10

Reminds me on a Raspi 2.
A real slow micro-computer, but it can be used for video playback, if you purchased a license for "video decoding on the graphics hardware" additionally.
Chrome OS may include proprietary firmware with such a feature?

#17 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] Discord Flatpak - No sound on Ratpoison WM » 2024-05-24 15:41:38

Are you using pipewire audio?

There are usually 3 programs to start with the X session (pipewire, pipewire-pulse, wireplumber. There is a forum thread).
Maybe, these are auto-started on XFCE, but not on Ratpoison?

#18 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] X11 problem with Daedalus » 2024-05-22 10:21:55

robert-e wrote:

I have a clonezilla backup of Chimaera install that works perfectly.

In this situation, I would have upgrade chimaera to daedalus.

The one line above sounds stupid, sorry. I'll try again in detail:

There is no need to re-install. Doing a dist-upgrade with apt works fine. Benefits are: Manual configurations are preserved, less time consuming, everything is basically as it was. The process is not too complicated and in the worst case you can recover chimaera.
(edit /etc/apt/sources.list accordingly; apt update; apt upgrade; apt dist-upgrade and it's done)

#19 Re: Off-topic » KeepassXC » 2024-05-13 17:47:16

soren wrote:

It kind of reminds me of something microsoft would do.

Microso~1 uploads and stores your passwords in its cloud - without asking of course. Just try the new outlook, it's great!

I don't see a problem at all. The full feature version is still existing; beside a more secure, minimal version.

#20 Re: Off-topic » Music » 2024-05-11 15:08:04

The guitar intro in the first ~90 seconds is Ted Nugent's Stranglehold, isn't it?

#21 Re: Installation » Irrational Diff in adm user PERMISSIONS between LXQt and others » 2024-05-11 09:04:52

There is no general dependency between a "desktop environment" and permissions.
Please be more speciffic or rephrase. What do you mean with "adm user PERMISSIONS"?

Installed twice before - once with User as admin and root

This is a really really really bad idea. Don't do it again. Never ever. As said a thousand times before.

For starters:

Just install and use it!
There is no need to do something special. Do not repair, when it's not broken!

lxqt uses the Qt librarys like kde, but it is neither kde nor gnome.
Anyone one can write nonsense in forums - including me of course.
Search: try "adduser", "usermod", "chown", "chgrp" . Adding "linux" or "debian" may improve results. A simple sudo adduser fred is usually sufficient.

"devuan" is "debian" without systemd.
General linux: The archlinux wiki is a good source (, also gentoo.
Search results on "stackexchange" are often helpful for specific questions (it has several sites with different names to sort topics, but the same visual style).

Change DM on debian (e.g.):
sudo update-alternatives --config x-window-manager or
sudo dpkg-reconfigure slim  or sddm, depending on you preferences.

Maybe re-set or re-install lxqt ?
delete or move lxqt-stuff in "$HOME/.config/". Subdir "lxqt", but maybe there is more.
sudo apt purge task-lxqt-desktop
sudo apt install task-lxqt-desktop --install-recommends

#22 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Package name extension "t64" in excalibur » 2024-05-10 14:37:33

Yesterday's re-switch to excalibur went flawless. The t64 library issue seems settled so far - at least for the programs in this particular installation.

Since excalibur is testing, there are issues to solve. In my case: LXDE
lxpannel-gtk3 is still broken. Therefore dadalus' version (gtk2-based) is preserved through the following pinning:

$ cat /etc/apt/preferences.d/lxde.pref 

Package: lxde* 
Pin: release n=daedalus
Pin-Priority: 1011

Package: pcmanfm  libfm4 libfm-gtk4 libfm-modules libfm-tools
Pin: release n=daedalus
Pin-Priority: 1011

Package: libfm-d* libfm-extra* libfm-gtk-*
# Package: libfm-doc  libfm-dev libfm-extra-dev libfm-gtk-dev  libfm-data libfm-gtk-data  libfm-extra4
Pin: release n=daedalus
Pin-Priority: 1011

Package: lxappearance* lxpanel* lxhotkey* 
Pin: release n=daedalus
Pin-Priority: 1011

#Package: libfm4t64 
#Pin: release *
#Pin-Priority: -1

# daedalus' lxde is gtk2-based
# excalibur's lxde is gtk3-based
# Q: Why?
# A: "lxpannel-gtk3" is not working ... so "lxde-gtk2" it is.

# apt pinning
# Package: libfm-*  # matches "gtk3" and "qt" versions too
#      -gtk3       # we want to avoid these!
#      -qt         # lxqt - don't touch.
# "menu-cache" program: packages not pinned!
# lxmenu-data libmenu-cache3  libmenu-cache-bin   # libfm-extra4t64 libfm-extra4

# Remarks:
# "libfm-gtk4": Does NOT refer to "gtk version 4"
# "lxappearance-gtk3": seems to work meanwhile (May 2024), still lxpannel to fix
# lxde-gtk2 and lxde-gtk3 do not mixed-up
# possible exception: The "menu-cache" program 

It is a moving target, notes are included.

#23 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] python3-apt stuck on my Excalibur VMs » 2024-05-07 18:43:12

Murphy's law in action!
Good to hear.
excalibur seems quite settled by now. I thing I'll give it another try as main system and convert my daedalus again.

#24 Re: Freedom Hacks » Seeking feedback on scripts » 2024-05-07 18:03:33


I saw a little something: Files in "/etc/apt/preferences.d/" need to have the extension ".pref". Otherwise apt ignores them and complains.

#25 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] python3-apt stuck on my Excalibur VMs » 2024-05-07 17:42:52

Had that issue on my excalibur (test-)installation.
After a few weeks, I just purged it, which caused deinstallation of about 5 other packages.

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