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#1 Re: Off-topic » Weak processor + minimal DE = no miracle! » Yesterday 19:14:27

You can probably block Javascript on pages, but then the necessary functions will not work.
But, of course, everyone has their own preferences, desires and capabilities.
In general, this is a toy and they need to be changed sometimes, which is what I did. smile


#2 Re: Off-topic » Weak processor + minimal DE = no miracle! » Yesterday 16:36:08


..I bet that AMD E-300 would be pretty zippy in a terminal-only setup, where it was used as though it was the descendant of an early 80s Unix machine...

I took it 3-4 years ago as a replacement for a tablet (two in a row died after two years of use due to memory failure) and it was quite suitable for Internet surfing and other things. 1080p video offline and 720p online. SSD 128 Gb was enough for two OS. The brakes have become noticeable over the past six months, especially on online trading sites.


A friend was having an overheating problem...

The first thing I did when I received this netbook was cleaned the cooling system and changed the thermal paste on the processor heatsink. There are no problems with overheating. regardless of the load.


#3 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Firefox no sound. » Yesterday 16:22:40

Everything is simple with the log, there are no Output Devices, this is from the Troubleshooting Information of Forefox itself.

This is my /etc/asound.conf

defaults.pcm.card 0
defaults.ctl.card 0

pcm.!default {
  type hw
  card 0

ctl.!default {
   type hw
  card 0

There is no sound only in Forefox.

Yes, God bless him, the problem is not critical. Pure curiosity prompted me to start a thread about why it works on the same machine in one distribution and not in another.


#4 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Firefox no sound. » Yesterday 12:33:30


...You'll probably need to visit about:config and set...

This is after adding

security.sandbox.content.write_path_whitelist	/dev/snd/
uly_e@aa:~/Desktop$ firefox
[GFX1-]: vaapitest: ERROR
[GFX1-]: vaapitest: VA-API test failed: failed to initialise VAAPI connection.

[Child 2236, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: 7f718262f4c0 OpenCubeb() failed to init cubeb: file ./dom/media/AudioStream.cpp:281
[Child 2236, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=7f71936a0f00 [OnMediaSinkAudioError]: file ./dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachine.cpp:4604
ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.
[GFX1-]: Couldn't sanitize RENDERER device: i915
ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.
ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.
^CExiting due to channel error.

No sound.
On the Debian forum I came across a message from Head_on_a_Stick that Firefox was built with alsa support. Maybe the latest versions don't include it?


#5 Re: Other Issues » New approaches to personal network privacy and security » Yesterday 06:21:07

Sony CD copy protection was hacked by a 16-year-old teenager
Let's wait and see... smile

#6 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Firefox no sound. » Yesterday 06:12:31

Found a solution to the pulse problem.

  uly_e@AA:~/Desktop$ apulse firefox
[GFX1-]: vaapitest: ERROR
[GFX1-]: vaapitest: VA-API test failed: failed to initialise VAAPI connection.

[apulse] [error] do_connect_pcm: can't set sample format 14 ("FLOAT_LE") for playback device "default". Error code -22 (Invalid argument)
[apulse] [error] do_connect_pcm: failed to open ALSA device. Apulse does no resampling or format conversion, leaving that task to ALSA plugins. Ensure that selected device is capable of playing a particular sample format at a particular rate. They have to be supported by either hardware directly, or by "plug" and "dmix" ALSA plugins which will perform required conversions on CPU.
[Child 2836, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: 7f404cccc280 OpenCubeb() failed to init cubeb: file ./dom/media/AudioStream.cpp:281
[Child 2836, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=7f405c2c9400 [OnMediaSinkAudioError]: file ./dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachine.cpp:4604
ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.

uly_e@AA:~/Desktop$ export APULSE_PLAYBACK_DEVICE=plug:dmix apulse abrowser

uly_e@AA:~/Desktop$ apulse firefox
[GFX1-]: vaapitest: ERROR
[GFX1-]: vaapitest: VA-API test failed: failed to initialise VAAPI connection.

ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.

#7 Re: Devuan » error: Detected X Server version 'XServer' is not suppor » 2023-12-08 09:16:41

I don’t have a laptop with two video cards, I just recently, while installing Devuan on my laptop, tried to revive the buttons with the F key.

My conclusions:
1. Any distribution contains all available packages and programs.
2. Not all distributions have all the packages required to support a particular computer installed by default.
3. This is done as much as possible with LinuxMint.
I ran live usb LMDE (LinuxMint based on Debian), everything worked. Then I added the missing packages to the devuan.

4. Here they tried to solve a similar problem with HP Probook 470 G3 . … 0G3/Jessie
You can find out whether HP support is enabled in the kernel by looking at the /boot/config-xxx file.

#8 Re: Installation » First experiences and contact with Daedalus » 2023-12-08 08:58:53

Until now, TPM was turned off by default.
Apparently the developers decided to fix this.

On my laptop I enabled TPM in the BIOS, the messages disappeared, nothing bad happened yet. smile

#9 Re: Off-topic » USA Foods » 2023-12-06 22:14:28

...and what works at one plant doesn't necessarily work at others...

No two mineral deposits have the same composition. I also learned this from my own experience. smile

#10 Re: Other Issues » New approaches to personal network privacy and security » 2023-12-06 22:11:43

This was implemented a long time ago, but then forgotten. smile
Firewall was used for such purposes.
Today this method is implemented, for example, in bionicpup32-8.0+26-uefi.

#11 Re: Off-topic » USA Foods » 2023-12-06 20:54:13


Unfortunately, I can’t tell you much, just the general picture.
Power plant, water intake from wells near the river. One spring, organic matter appeared in the water after chemical cleaning. Later it disappeared, but repeated itself every spring.
And the smell of water for domestic purposes was not quite ordinary.
Our chemists suggested that this is due to melting snow and pollution of the river with organic matter from melt water. At that time I was in charge of the operation of the station’s instruments and automation and did not delve particularly into the problems of chemists.


#13 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Upcoming browser changes » 2023-12-06 16:51:54

I finished my search for “the best” and returned to my Debian roots.
Yesterday I installed Chromium from the repository, downloaded the uBlock Origin and TWP translator archive files, and installed them.
Works without problems, no advertising on YouTube, etc.

#14 Re: Off-topic » USA Foods » 2023-12-04 16:13:26


Conquests and genocides by monotheistic peoples are simply the most historically documented and not necessarily the worst or most in history

I won’t argue, this is not exactly the place where such issues should be discussed.
I just want to remind you that in addition to conquests, people killed their brothers in their own country based on religious differences (Catholics, Protestants, etc.)


If you had a funky smell, that was probably due to an algae bloom (or possibly hydrogen sulfide from decaying organics) in the source water.

This may be a consequence of the reaction of organic matter with chlorine. Chemical control devices are also my specialty, similar incident occurred at the power plant where I worked.


#15 Re: Off-topic » USA Foods » 2023-12-04 13:16:23

I felt 10 years younger

I live in a big city, but in my own house with a piece of land.
And the reason for feeling better may be simple - an active lifestyle. There is nothing to do in an apartment in a multi-story building except lie on the sofa. smile

And in your house you are an electrician, a plumber, a carpenter, a peasant and a bunch of other things.
No gyms or exercise equipment required. smile

#16 Re: Devuan » Malicious Programs, and Malicious People On Devuan » 2023-12-04 12:59:17

golinux wrote:

... Is anybody there?

Yeah, there is. ChatGPT.

I'm just wondering who is launching it here and why?

#17 Re: Installation » First experiences and contact with Daedalus » 2023-12-04 05:47:59

We are forced to enable Intel TPM.
If you don’t want to enable it in the BIOS, you can simply turn off messages during boot.



quiet splash


quiet loglevel=0 splash

and run

update-grub … log-levels

#18 Off-topic » ChatGPT and ethics. » 2023-12-04 05:08:08

Replies: 0

On one of the forums, the admin asked users for their opinion: “Should I delete messages from ChatGPT?” Is this ethical?

One of the answers is "Is it ethical to delete a message from a user who used a text editor with spell check?"
This is an unexpected look at the question from a slightly different angle.
Probably has a right to exist.

Although, “man is an animal for whom everything is not enough,” the modern example of a certain dictator, who was not stopped at one time, confirms this.

So should you delete ChatGPT messages?

#19 Re: Off-topic » USA Foods » 2023-12-03 06:19:09

zapper wrote:

...I guess I just get frustrated by the stupidity of my fellow human willing to surrender to google and microsoft completely and the foods that are the crappiest, etc...

I look at this matter this way: any fanaticism is dangerous. “In the name of the Lord,” humanity has killed more people than for other reasons.
Second, only angels are white, only devils are black, people are gray.
And first of all, you should strive to whiten yourself.
But it’s difficult, it’s easier to worry about all of humanity as a whole. smile

P.S. And looking at the photos of people here, for example, and comparing them with modern ones, I want to say, “Stop eating!” smile … /page-3825

#20 Re: Devuan » The insanity continues... BSOD coming to a systemd near you? » 2023-12-03 05:22:22

steve_v wrote:
Esleep wrote:

Using computers is like being in a relationship with someone else[snip]

Please, smash that ChatGPT prompt some more, we all love irrelevant nonsense. roll

Yeah, ChatGPT, but there is some truth in that.

Once upon a time I diligently updated, configured, compiled, then I realized that instead of using the computer for its intended purpose, running application programs, I was doing its maintenance.
He gave up this occupation and has since looked after himself and I work for him.
Sometimes, reading forums, I want to tell my colleagues, decide for yourself-“Are you for the computer or is it for you?” smile

#22 Re: DIY » missing sysvinit config for power-profiles-daemon » 2023-11-30 12:35:55

There is another solution - power management using DE.
In Trinity, for example, there is a tdepowersave program in which everything is configured in 15 seconds.
It hangs in the tray and issues warnings when necessary.
KDE5 has something similar.

Another question is that in Daedalus, turning off the laptop when closing the lid (this is how I set it up) happens every other time, sometimes it “falls asleep” in the middle of the process and to continue you need to open the lid.
There was no such glitch in Chimaera.


#23 Re: Off-topic » Programs that live their own lives. » 2023-11-30 11:13:38

I'm sorry, it was my mistake, I was in a hurry. sad
Of course "MaxSpeed"  is in the options.

There is a "man synaptics" to read.

No, we are writers, not readers. smile

#24 Off-topic » Programs that live their own lives. » 2023-11-30 09:36:55

Replies: 3

Here is one of them.
I have a laptop with Synaptic TouchPad and Daedalus installed.

synclient -l
MaxSpeed = 1.7

Add to



Option "ManSpeed" "1"

We get

synclient -l
MaxSpeed = 2.5

Where did this figure come from?
We change it to another value, and we get another result that does not coincide with the specified one.

#25 Re: DIY » [SOLVED] Devuan ROOT Only Linux Hyper-Gamer Install » 2023-11-30 07:50:58

Don't take it seriously smile
I have the full impression that ChatGPT is already starting its third branch.


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