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#2 Re: Off-topic » Music » 2018-10-13 22:20:37

zephyr wrote:

Miyo wrote:
Songs that you're ashamed to admit that you like...that's okay...I'm confident enough in my manhood to admit it

Know your pain with some tunes! smile

When my youngest grandson was about 2 and a good sport but had learn to endure his sophisticated taste in music and YT videos!

Gummi Bear Song

Enjoy! cool


I was holding up a lighter the whole time! big_smile

#3 Re: Off-topic » Music » 2018-10-13 14:28:18

Songs that you're ashamed to admit that you like...that's okay...I'm confident enough in my manhood to admit it. tongue

Nick Lowe: Cruel to be Kind

Bay City Rollers: Saturday Night

ABBA: Dancing Queen

#5 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2018-10-11 20:36:08

stroudmw wrote:


Yesterday I downloaded and installed Miyo-Modern-32bit-20180922.iso, and It's wonderful! (Thank you!)

I have managed to install what I needed (why no web browser?) but I have a question:

Is it possible to include a "user avatar" on the slim login screen? It seems to have an empty "face" picture on it, but that could well be part of the image, as opposed to a "place-holder" for an image.

I've tried to create a ".face" file in my /home directory as that usually does the trick.

Thanks again!


Thank you.

The reason there is no web browser included is part of the philosophy behind allow the user to install what they want on their system...which includes the web browser(s) of their choice.

Yes, the current avatar is part of the image that I made for the customized login screen. I don't know of a way to automatically add an avatar to the slim. It would have to be done manually, but it's easy to do. It will be easier for me to show how to do it than to try and type it, I'm on my phone right now...and that would be a lot of pecking out one letter at a time! LOLOLOL!  tongue

I'll make a video of it later tonight and post a link to it when it's uploaded.

Prepare for a quick class in Gimp 101...

#6 Re: Devuan Derivatives » KDEvuan Linux » 2018-10-11 01:41:41

Both the username and password are live

#7 Re: Other Issues » Dualboot Devuan with FreeBSD » 2018-10-09 12:27:41

I dual-boot Devuan and FreeBSD...well, actually I multi-boot several Devuan-based distros and FreeBSD. The way that I did it may be unconventional though...

I reformatted my hardrive with all of the partitions that I knew I wanted. I formatted the partition that I wanted to use for FreeBSD as fat32 (which was /dev/sda3). I then installed my main OS on /dev/sda2 (/dev/sda1 is swap). I also used Grub.

Installed FreeBSD on the fat32 partition, and rebooted to my main OS. Added the following to the file /etc/grub.d/40_custom

menuentry "FreeBSD" {
set root='(hd0,3)'
chainloader +1

Notice the (hd0,3) above...the 3 is the number of the partition that I installed FreeBSD on...your partition number may vary.

After adding that to the file, I saved and closed it. Then I ran...


Rebooted, and FreeBSD was listed in the Grub. smile

This worked well for me, but I don't know if it's the best method. tongue

Edited to add: I also chose UFS for my FreeBSD install rather than ZFS.

#8 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] Miyo-i3 Releases » 2018-10-08 22:31:23

catprints wrote:

@ miyo    This thread is nearly a year old. It took that long to check out various window manager/file manager/ascii combinations and end up back where I started.  i3/pcmanfm/ascii-nice combo. I was put off by i3 complexity and keyboard shortcuts when I first looked at it but it is really growing on me. I only use my miyo disk to look through the files and help me with my own desktop built from the jessie minimal install. But I am grateful to have a reference and an interesting reference at that. Seriously-it helps. Belated Thank you!


Thank you...that's one of the nicest compliments I may have ever received. I'm so glad to know that it's helped. smile

Take care!

#10 Re: Off-topic » Music » 2018-10-06 19:59:21

cynicfm wrote:

I never understood people who listen to music on youtube. why??

1. the sound quality is very bad
2. google tracks you and sells data about you. You care about privacy yet u use google services??

Can't u afford CD's??

Well, feel free to post music from other sources. Such as...

Andrea Bocelli and Martha Sanchez:  Vivo Por Ella

#11 Re: Off-topic » Music » 2018-10-06 19:12:26

Okay...put on your parachute pants, your checkerboard Vans, and rock out to a little...

Loverboy: Working for the Weekend

Feel lucky...I could've asked you to put on your white bell bottoms, your best platform shoes, and listen to THIS!

Yes, my taste in music is all eclecticish'n such. tongue

Andrea Bocelli: Canto Della Terra

#12 Devuan Derivatives » KDEvuan Linux » 2018-10-03 12:55:40

Replies: 5

My good friend Jim Acklaw has produced a Devuan derivative based on KDE Plasma. smile  You may be familiar with Jim; he's a well-known presence on YouTube and has produced many spins. His work and fortitude has inspired me on many occasions, and it's my pleasure to announce his work here on the forum. smile

Here is a video overview on YouTube...

Here is where it can be downloaded...

#13 Re: Off-topic » Music » 2018-10-03 07:23:56

Okay...forget about the versions from Eric Clapton, Nazareth, Guns 'n Roses, the hoards of others...and even Bob Dylan...

Here's the one that tops them all! far as I'm concerned! tongue

Heaven: Knockin' on Heaven's Door

...and if that doesn't suit you, here's some Epic music to tide you over. wink

Two Steps from Hell: Dangerous

#14 Re: Other Issues » ifup wait at boot » 2018-10-01 22:22:24

This affects only wireless network connections from my experience. Wired isn't affected.

The fix is shown above, and it has worked for me for months and months. I include this fix in MiyoLinux releases also. As root, open the file /etc/network/interfaces

Save a copy of that file (before editing it) somewhere just in case you need to put it back.

You can comment out lines if you prefer, but I personally remove everything in that file and leave only the following two lines...

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

Save the file. Close it. Then reboot. The delay should be gone, smile

#15 Re: Devuan Derivatives » CROWZ 32-bit i386-686 support » 2018-09-28 02:44:58

This is the best news I've gotten all day! Thank you Zephyr! Can't wait to put this on my 32bit Sony Vaio! big_smile

#16 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Testing Exe GNULinux / Trinity Desktop » 2018-09-27 07:33:42

Okay...after a few hiccups, I have an updated Exe GNULinux on hardware. big_smile

Where to start?

EDITED TO ADD: This is by no means an official guide to upgrading ExeGNU from Jessie to ASCII. This is what I did, and it worked for me...and worked in spite of me. tongue  As you'll read, I had some hiccups along the way.

1. Installed the system and then updated/upgraded it...then rebooted.
2. Changed the sources.list to and changed jessie to ascii.
    Also added the ascii-updates and ascii-security repositories.
3. After referencing the TDE website, I changed the TDE sources in /etc/apt/sources.list.d from jessie to stretch.
4. Ran an apt upgrade and apt dist-upgrade (TDE recommends aptitude full-upgrade, but dist-upgrade does the far as I know)...then rebooted.

Everything seemed fine. I opened Synaptic, and none of the buttons at the top were visible. Using the tool bar, out of curiosity, I ran a "Mark all upgrades". It showed 30-something upgrades. That agreed with what I saw in the terminal; in that, 30-something packages would NOT be upgraded. Of which...synaptic was one of was xorg and several xorg related items. However, it wouldn't let me upgrade any of them. So, I started a the top of the list trying to upgrade one at a time. It was a no go. Kept getting errors. One of the packages was a lib, and when I marked it to upgrade, it wanted to remove several of the trinity items. Don't ask me what I did, but I finally got Synaptic to upgrade. After that finished, I closed Synaptic and reopened it...and...all of the buttons were then visible. smile  So, I tried the "Mark all upgrades" again, and this time, they all upgraded with no problem. big_smile

As far as I can tell, everything is working. Logout, shutdown, reboot (or whatever they're called in Trinity) are working. Had to install my wireless firmware, but it would never show in Wicd. However, I was able to use Ceni (already included) to connect to my wifi).

This was a fun experiment, and I'm glad I gave it a go! Here's a screenshot after everything was done and finished. smile


#17 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Testing Exe GNULinux / Trinity Desktop » 2018-09-26 07:37:43

I have read this thread with great interest. As such, I took it upon myself to see if Exe Gnu could be upgraded to ASCII. The test was done in Gnome-Boxes, and after all was said and done...after upgrading the Devuan part and upgrading the TDE part, I have an up-to-date Exe Gnu based on Devuan ASCII and TDE Stretch.

I'm very UNFAMILIAR with the Trinity Desktop Environment; however, it appears that everything is working as far as I can tell in my limited experience.

Tomorrow, I plan to try this on actual hardware. If successful, I will share what I did.

Disclaimer #1 - As I said, I know very little about TDE. What may appear normal (and working) to me, may not be so to an experienced TDE user.
Disclaimer #2 - It took me several steps to upgrade. I don't know if I did it correctly or not. I've never dealt with multiple sources before (Devuan and TDE sources). The method I used may not be the best.
Disclaimer #3 - Despite Disclaimers #'s 1 and 2, I like tryin' I tried it...and it appeared to be successful 'n stuff. smile

#18 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » What tool for software updates + notifications? » 2018-09-24 23:41:37

The tar.gz (from the same link above) contains files that might be useful.

I think the general consensus is that PointLinux is no longer being developed. Could be wrong about that, but it sadly does appear that way.

#19 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » What tool for software updates + notifications? » 2018-09-24 12:04:49

dxrobertson wrote:

You are funny!

Uhmmm...funny? Excuse me, but I was being completely serious. 



My pleasure to help if I can. smile

#20 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » What tool for software updates + notifications? » 2018-09-24 06:14:40

Forgot to mention...

The updater won't go into effect until you reboot your computer after installing it. During the installation, it gets added to /etc/xdg/autostart, so it will be active at every startup.

#21 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » What tool for software updates + notifications? » 2018-09-24 05:54:14

...and just in case anyone doesn't feel comfortable downloading a file from me...'cause I am kinda shifty n'stuff... tongue can download it from the pointlinux repo pool here... … -notifier/

It's the bottom one in the list.

Remember though, you'll need to change the icon that's used, because it comes set to use a pointlinux icon...which won't be on your system. Access the file as root in...


Look for this line (it's line 35 if you enable line numbers in your text editor)...

icon = "/usr/share/icons/PointLinux-Faenza/apps/48/update-notifier.png",

Change the file path to the icon that you want to use. For example, I use an icon that I picked up somewhere, have it named as updates.svg, and I put that icon in /usr/share/images. So I would change that line to...

icon = "/usr/share/images/updates.svg",

Out of the box, the updater checks for updates every 15 minutes. It's the line after the icon= line, and looks like this...

interval = 900, # 15 minutes

Changing this is optional. and just in case anyone needs help...

60 seconds x 15 minutes = 900 (that's where the 900 comes from)

I set mine to check every four hours; which is...

60 x 60 x 4 = 14400


60 seconds x 60 minutes x 4 hours = 14400

So, I would change that line to be...

interval = 14400, # 15 minutes

No, I don't change the part after the comma, because it's commented out can if you wish though. Make sure though...don't put a comma in the 14400 (or whatever number you come up with). In other words, don't write it as 14,400...just write it as 14400. And make sure to leave the comma AFTER the number! smile

#22 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » What tool for software updates + notifications? » 2018-09-24 01:11:59

dxrobertson wrote:
MiyoLinux wrote:

I use the PointLinux Update Notifier.

I am also interested in this type of indicator.  Is the PointLinux you mention from the PointLinux distro:  I searched around their website for access to packages and couldnt find it.  Trying to find a way to download the package instead of you having to email it individually.

Yes, that's the one.

I went ahead and zipped it earlier just in case anyone wanted it. Get it here... … CcgzFUE8Iy

#23 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » What tool for software updates + notifications? » 2018-09-23 19:57:23

I use the PointLinux Update Notifier. It's just a python script, so no extra dependencies.

It shows a notification in the system tray and pops up a notification on the desktop when updates are available. I use it just to be notified of available updates, then I update through the terminal. However, if you click the icon that appears in the system tray, it will ask for your password, then open Synaptic and show the available updates. Click to mark them to be installed, and Synaptic takes care of it.

You do have to edit the script to change the icon that's used in the notifications. I also change the number of minutes that elapse between update checks, but that's voluntary on my part.

If you're interested, I'll zip the .deb package, the icon that I use, and the easy can use any icon you want though.

There is something similar in the repos, but I haven't tried it. I was going to, but it was going to install a bunch of other stuff. Can't remember the name of it. I'll check in a little bit and edit this post with the name of the package.

Edit: That package is called pk-update-icon.

#24 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2018-09-22 20:45:10

HextorBRX wrote:

It's dope and I like the colors. I also like what zephyr did with CROWZ but I wish he had a 32 bit ISO.

Do you provide a SHA256SUMS.asc as well?

Thank you.

Yes, Zephyr does outstanding work! smile

Per your inquiry, I've uploaded the checksums to both OSDN and SourceForge.

Thanks again!

#25 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2018-09-22 19:20:50

Miyo-Modern is now available...

This release was built to provide users with a modern-looking desktop while still being low on resources. As such, I chose to give the system a "Deepin-like" look. Please be aware...Miyo-Modern is still based on Openbox; therefore, there are no actual Deepin applications nor any part of the dde (deepin desktop environment). It's simply Openbox that has been given a look and feel that is similar to Deepin... The name Deepin belongs to Wuhan Deepin Technology Co., Ltd. All of the Deepin items that I have used in this build are licensed under GPL-3.0; therefore, I must license this build as the same.

Fair warning: I included pulseaudio and pavucontrol in these builds.

If interested, they can be downloaded from...




A few screenshots...

The login screen (Slim)


The default desktop...


Alternative panel...


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