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#1 Re: Other Issues » How can I use Internet Relay Chat? » 2018-07-31 23:30:47

I have had good results with HexChat (in the repos).

#2 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » firefox/midoria dconf error » 2018-07-31 20:54:02

walterbyrd wrote:

I start firefox in a terminal, and I constantly get this:

(firefox-esr:9734): dconf-CRITICAL **: unable to create file '/run/user/1000/dconf/user': Permission denied.  dconf will not work properly.

I installed midori, but I get the same thing.

I'm thinking you might be better off posting these issues in the Devuan Derivatives section...

#3 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Certain websites seem to be blocked » 2018-07-31 20:52:36

walterbyrd wrote:

On my desktop, I run calculate-linux. It's a gentoo derivative.

Using that, I have no trouble getting to my website:

https://nuclix.net

No trouble getting there with an iMac, or chromebook either.

On my windows laptop, I could not get to that site, it kept timing out. For me, that was the last straw, I wiped windows and installed miyo linux.

Now miyo linux is doing the same thing.

I get the same thing with firefox, or midori, or the nextcloud client. I have nextcloud on nuclix.net/nextcloud.

The website is on shared hosting, and uses "let's encrypt" for the ssl. Is that the problem? If so, is there any way around it?

I have no trouble going to your site using Devuan Ascii and Firefox. I don't think miyo is really that different, but maybe in attempts at minimalism something got left out? Presumably you have no problem getting to other sites?

Maybe you should try a live session of Devuan Ascii and see how that works...

[Edit: I just checked your site using Windows and Firefox and Chrome with no issues.]

#4 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » MATE 1.20 on devuan ascii » 2018-07-31 15:53:04

Ogis1975 wrote:
sgage wrote:

How can make this work?TIA

Hello. Did you install the repo key?

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install antofox-keyrings

Yes I did. Although the apt update seemed to fail as I showed above, I was still able to install the key, and then all was well. MATE 1.20 is running nicely here...

#5 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » MATE 1.20 on devuan ascii » 2018-07-31 14:40:28

[EDIT: Never mind... I figured it out from the hezeh.org website]

Hello folks,

I would like to try MATE 1.20 with ascii. I have added the hezeh repo, but unfortunately, when I try to apt update, I get the following:

W: GPG error: http://www.hezeh.org/packages ascii InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY BD7CFA68473CD520
E: The repository 'http://www.hezeh.org/packages ascii InRelease' is not signed.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

How can make this work?

TIA

#6 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » trouble setting up local ASCII repo [SOLVED] » 2018-07-20 14:02:49

GNUser wrote:

I'm not sure, sgage. I was hoping to not involve Amprolla, either.

My hope was to make this work by putting everything required in the repository directory itself, with only change in my system being in /etc/apt/sources.list. Maybe this isn't possible?

I suspect not. But I think you could get a clear answer if you brought this up on the IRC - at least post a link to this thread. The people who understand the whole packaging/repo system tend to hang out there more often than they check here in the forum...

#7 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » trouble setting up local ASCII repo [SOLVED] » 2018-07-20 12:46:21

GNUser wrote:

Thank you, golinux. Accomplishing this with on-the-fly nginx/apache redirects on a web server is overkill for my purposes.

Is there a simpler way to redirect to deb.debian.org for the simpler use case where the Devuan repository is in a directory on the user's harddrive?

Wouldn't you have to do something with Amprolla? I am no expert in these matters, but I believe Amprolla is what generates the redirects to Debian for packages not 'natively' Devuan. Hopefully somebody who really knows how it all works will chime in. Maybe take it to the IRC channel?

#8 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Firefox 'proper' » 2018-07-06 21:58:36

M0E-lnx wrote:

Works! ... pleasant surprise.  I guess I'm just used to a package distributed by the distro I use.

I use the distro package for just about everything except for FF - the newer versions really do seem better to me...

#9 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Firefox 'proper' » 2018-07-06 14:22:14

cynwulf wrote:

Just download the statically compiled binary in tarball form and you can install whatever version you like:

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/

I've been doing this for years. Just un-tar the thing in /opt, and it even updates if necessary when you go to 'About Firefox'. Been working perfectly for me.

#10 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Problem with package mate-power-manager » 2018-06-28 02:25:56

golinux wrote:
sgage wrote:

I was delighted to see that mate-power-manager was finally available for ascii. Installed it to find that there is no option for 'suspend' for power button or suspend button action. pm-suspend works fine - why doesn't mate-power-manager off it as an option? Every night I have to type 'sudo pm-suspend' at the command line to put my computer to sleep...

Bash history is good for executing repetitive commands (up arrow).  You might also create an alias for that.  Best would be to fix the bug though . . .

Already got an alias for it :-)   It's not a big deal, but it would be nice to just press the button. I guess. I don't know. I mean, I drive a standard, don't even have automatic windows, not that kind of guy to be  all that bothered by it :-)

#11 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Problem with package mate-power-manager » 2018-06-27 21:45:16

I was delighted to see that mate-power-manager was finally available for ascii. Installed it to find that there is no option for 'suspend' for power button or suspend button action. pm-suspend works fine - why doesn't mate-power-manager off it as an option? Every night I have to type 'sudo pm-suspend' at the command line to put my computer to sleep...

#12 Re: News & Announcements » Devuan 2.0 ASCII Stable » 2018-06-09 17:24:58

Andre4freedom wrote:

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
You have done a fantastic job, dear VUAs, and THANK YOU for that.
You have secured, and shown to us, how to keep the way and the future of Linux what it once was: free, stable, reliable, - simply the best.
I take my hat off to you, also because I can..... I'm a hat wearer. ;-) André

I just put on my hat in order to be able to take my hat off to the VUAs :-)

A wonderful milestone! Onward!

#13 News & Announcements » The Register has an article on the ASCII RC » 2018-05-14 10:52:21

sgage
Replies: 0

Seems a straightforward announcement type of thing. Comments are mostly quite positive. One comment thought all you had to do to get a systemd-free Debian was blacklist systemd - the commentariat quickly explained why that was so wrong. Anyway, check it out if you are so minded:

Systemd-free Devuan Linux looses version 2.0 release candidate

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/1 … candidate/

#14 Re: News & Announcements » Devuan 2.0 ASCII Release Candidate » 2018-05-11 14:52:49

I just did a fresh installation from the installer DVD (not the live CD or minimal), using MATE as my DE. The installation itself was very smooth and fast - no problems that I could see.

The installation itself is fine. The only glitch I have encountered in my exhaustive testing (10 minutes of usage ;-) is that in sources.lst, while the deb line for the cdrom is commented out, another has been added, so that the cdrom is asked for during apt operations - might be confusing to people less familiar with how these things work. Also, there is no entry for ascii-updates.

Other than that, Plank has a small glitch in that the tool-tips that fly up when you mouse over an item on the dock are solid black. I wish I could just turn them off altogether.

That's about it for now. I think ASCII is really close to being ready to go...

#15 Re: News & Announcements » Devuan 2.0 ASCII Release Candidate » 2018-05-09 23:20:22

Congrats to all! I have been happily running ASCII for many months now, but I will test the RC installer. It is encouraging to see the Devuan Project progressing so nicely...

#16 Re: Devuan » Some ASCII love » 2018-05-09 00:20:06

Ron wrote:

I just wanted to post this as a follow up:  ASCII runs so great, that I've deleted Jessie and am running ASCII full-time.

I've been running ASCII full-time since last October. I had used it a lot for months before that, but a bunch of things got sorted out and it became my daily driver. There have been a few bumps on the road, but all resolved themselves fairly quickly.

So when I see people asking 'when will ASCII be released', I'm always a bit surprised, because it's been my daily driver for months!

#17 Re: Off-topic » In what country are you right Now ? » 2018-05-04 00:31:21

devuser wrote:
sgage wrote:

Also, my deep thanks (and respect) to those of you for whom English is a second (third?) language. I know it is a strange language, but somehow you make it work!

At least english doesn't assign random genders to inanimate objects which all have different articles. A bit of fun trivia: Guess which genders knife, spoon and fork have in german. Hint: You are likely to be wrong since it makes no sense at all wink

siva wrote:

Fun facts: in the future, most of my country will explode, and another part will be submerged underwater, all due to purely natural causes.

Which country am I in? wink

You are living on a very flat vulcano? No, seriously, i don't have the slightest clue hmm

Heh, point taken. German happens to be the one language I've somewhat studied, so das, die, and der is the answer to your question. :-)  And yes, it makes no sense and all, other than to maybe differentiate things in a complex sentence with their adjectives and pronouns and what have you.

#18 Re: Off-topic » In what country are you right Now ? » 2018-05-03 11:05:26

I live in New Hampshire, USA, where Spring has finally arrived!

One thing I have always enjoyed about Devuan (and Linux generally) is the international nature of the community. On various forums or other communications, I never assume that my correspondent is in the USA. It's kind of nice knowing that they could be anywhere! Seems like someone is always just getting up or going to bed.

Also, my deep thanks (and respect) to those of you for whom English is a second (third?) language. I know it is a strange language, but somehow you make it work!

#19 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Devuan and Secure Boot » 2018-03-19 22:20:23

Thanks fsr,

I'll see what I can find out.


fsmithred wrote:

You would need to create your own signing key. Search for 'secure boot self-signed' or something like that, and you'll find instructions.

#20 Hardware & System Configuration » Devuan and Secure Boot » 2018-03-18 23:21:52

sgage
Replies: 3

Is there any way to get Devuan to boot using Secure Boot? I get the 'invalid signature' or whatever-it-is message. Boots fine with secure boot off.

#21 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Need to resize partitions before upgrade » 2018-03-18 13:50:02

Geoff 42 wrote:

Couldn't you boot off a USB memory stick which has gparted, so that your real disk is not mounted. Then you can use gparted to shrink a partition and move it/them up to give you the room to grow sda1. I should probably include a warning about backing up...

Geoff

That is what I'd do. I've done similar maneuvers with gparted many times. Shrink /root by however much space you want to give to /boot, move /root up leaving the now-unallocated space for a simple resize of /boot. Fast and easy.

You do have to run gparted from a LiveCD/USB session.

#22 Re: News & Announcements » Devuan 2.0 ASCII Beta is here! » 2018-02-23 00:48:15

greenjeans wrote:
fungus wrote:

gksu gksudo will be removed from debian repositories.

Great times, tough for sure, but challenge drives innovation and Devuan is the tip of the spear. wink

Amen, brother!

#23 Re: News & Announcements » Devuan 2.0 ASCII Beta is here! » 2018-02-19 14:34:11

I had the exact same issue with MATE, but using the -consolekit versions of both libpolkit-backend and libpolkit-gobject as per the instructions solved it for me. An upgrade had somehow left me with -consolekit on one, and -systemd on the other.

fsmithred wrote:

In xfce installed from desktop-live, shutdown buttons work and usb mounting works in all combinations of consolekit/elogind and slim/lightdm, but no combination gives me the ability to start gparted or synaptic from the menu or from terminal as gparted-pkexec or synaptic-pkexec.

I've seen the same problem in stretch. And I've also noticed that the problem doesn't exist if your user is in the sudo group. (I think that last feature is built into pam.)

#24 Re: News & Announcements » Devuan 2.0 ASCII Beta is here! » 2018-02-19 12:21:47

catprints wrote:

https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/message/2 … f8.en.html

These instructions helped restore my Devuan/ASCII/mate after upgrade. I use lightdm instead of slim.

Thanks, catprints!

The instructions got everything fixed up.

#25 Re: News & Announcements » Devuan 2.0 ASCII Beta is here! » 2018-02-19 01:00:12

I have been running Ascii MATE for several months now. There was a whole ball of polkit stuff upgraded, and now gparted and synaptic will not start from their menu items. Any ideas?

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