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#1 Re: Devuan » A philosophical diatribe: How to avoid having users - and how not to » 2018-12-07 10:31:51

The no way...represents the views of Devuan nor the administrators of this forum.

I'm responding, because I'm a bit perplexed. I'm not sure what to this a complaint or an actual offer of advice?

I'll be the first to admit...and others here will agree...that I don't get out much. I don't have a clue as to the importance of the username "esr". Sorry. What is the significance?

Extended Security Release?
Endoplasmic Subdural Reticulum?
Eat Some Rice?

If the poster has never installed Debian (as he/she acknowledged), then that may explain his/her problem with the installer? That may also explain that the poster may not be familiar with Devuan's background?

I'm not trying to stir up conflict, but I truly don't understand why a user would come here and threaten not to hang around unless their "suggestions" were met. Does esr have that much pull and influence? (that's a serious question)

In closing, I will leave you with this thought...

#2 Re: Devuan » Migrating from Mint » 2018-12-04 04:48:15

ChuangTzu wrote:

User friendly is subjective.  I, for example, find Devuan and Slackware very user friendly.  If you mean hold your hand through every little step of the way, giving you pats on the back for encouragement along with popups saying oops, then no Devuan is not that kind of user friendly.  For installing packages, it has apt/synaptic which you should be familiar with...for firewall, UFW is there

apt install ufw


ufw default deny


 ufw deny ssh

(all as root). 

If you want to select just a few programs use the minimal/net installer and customize to your hearts content.  Remember, Ubuntu and Mint take from Debian so most can easily be replicated.  I mean after all if Ubuntu can do it, how hard can it really be.  smile


ufw enable

Check the status anytime with...

ufw status


#5 Re: Off-topic » The only thing I don't love about Devuan » 2018-11-30 06:05:41

In all fairness, in drawing on what little that I personally know of Head_on_a_Stick, he is a very nice, courteous, and helpful individual. As such, though it may not be obvious to those unfamiliar with him, I interpret his response as an attempt to add humor to the thread.

...but that's me. tongue

#7 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2018-11-21 07:46:14

For any Miyo Modern users...

I recently discovered that Deepin now has Deepin Dark icons. They work much better if you're using the Deepin Dark theme (or another dark theme). See how to get (and install) them in the video below...

#9 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2018-11-19 05:17:41

NuTyX (Rolling)...

Openbox using the Xfce4 panel, and the Obamenu for a dynamic applications menu. 


#10 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2018-11-09 08:26:48

Hi kekePower!

First...welcome to the forum! smile

Secondly...I'm sorry for the encryption situation. To be honest, I've never tried encrypting during installation. sad

Thirdly...thank you for the kind words and good report otherwise! smile

Since I'm being honest...even though I am a bit shady at times tongue  ... I can build a distro, but I rely on the expertise of others for being able to install what I make. As you noticed, fsmithred responded to your situation. He is a true wizard in all that he does. In fact, he is the person behind the installer that I use for Miyo. I just leech off of him. tongue

Thank you for reporting the issue. Hopefully, my editing of refractainstaller configuration files didn't lend to the problem...

To fsmithred: I use an older version of the installer if that helps...base=9.3.3  >>>  GUI=9.2.3

Perhaps it's time for me to move to newer versions?


Thank you again! I'm very happy to know that you're happy with the system. I do put a lot of time and effort into trying to create something that will be pleasing to others. Sometimes I succeed, and sometimes I don't! tongue  Most importantly, I am so very glad that you were able to fix your situation.

I find it very interesting that you're from Norway. That is one of the places that I would most love to visit one day. smile

Take care!

#12 Re: Off-topic » Music » 2018-11-05 07:54:38

Here's my contribution to "the culmination of all things '80s". Back when we were the last generation to play outside and enjoy it, walk to our friend's house without worry, and enjoy living life.

#13 Re: Off-topic » Music » 2018-11-02 10:16:59

arnaiz wrote:

Impressive. Thanks a lot, you made me laugh!

Thank you! I'm glad you saw the humor of it...that was the intent! smile  tongue

#14 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2018-10-31 06:46:46

Been playing around with the Rofi menu...lot's of options with it! Here it is on my CROWZ Openbox. smile

Click to enlarge...


#16 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

#17 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

#19 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...

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

Both the username and password are live

#21 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.

#22 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!

#24 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

#25 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

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