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#1 2018-01-11 21:27:02

steve_v
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Registered: 2018-01-11
Posts: 3

On acsii, plasma and the power button.

I like this Devuan thing, but it seems I've tried and failed to like any of the desktops that work properly with it.
KDE/Plasma runs, which is slightly surprising, but I've yet to convince it (or sddm for that matter) to do anything related to poweroff / reboot /suspend / hibernate.
It'll kill the session and that's about it. Having to switch to a VT and log is as root just to turn the machine off is a little lame in this day and age...
This is less lame than having to use some gnome derivative instead, but still pretty annoying.

I'm not (yet) familiar with the changes in Devuan, is plasma's power management functionality completely broken sans systemd or am I just doing it wrong?
Everything else appears to work, and the various blah-kits are doing their thing, at least as far as I can tell. There's some other layer between plasma and console-kit / upower etc. yeah?

Anyone had better luck here?

Off topic, what's the plan for the release cycle after stretch / ascii? Aiming for parallel with debian's stable releases or one behind? I'm guessing the former, as I hear rumors of tracking testing as well...

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#2 2018-02-02 23:27:28

MiyoLinux
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Registered: 2016-12-05
Posts: 446

Re: On acsii, plasma and the power button.

When I was using Plasma on Ascii, I installed lightdm instead of sddm. At that time (SEVERAL months ago), all of the shutdown options were working. I vaguely remember trying sddm, and was also experiencing problems...that's why I went with lightdm. Also, I built it from a netinstall and the base system. You can see what I did here... https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=5378#p5378

I eventually had to replace Plasma, because it was running one of my CPUs at 100% all of the time. Again, that was months ago, so I can't speak for how things are now.

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#3 2018-02-02 23:34:39

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 795

Re: On acsii, plasma and the power button.

@Miyo . . . steve_v has long since left the building.  But he did test after I asked him to see if elogind fixed things and he said:

Yes, power management in KDE now works, if eudev & elogind are installed.

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#4 2018-02-02 23:36:06

MiyoLinux
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Registered: 2016-12-05
Posts: 446

Re: On acsii, plasma and the power button.

golinux wrote:

@Miyo . . . steve_v has long since left the building.  But he did test after I asked him to see if elogind fixed things and he said:

Yes, power management in KDE now works, if eudev & elogind are installed.

Ahhh...okay. Hey...I might give it another go too then! tongue


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#5 2018-02-05 05:05:09

steve_v
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Registered: 2018-01-11
Posts: 3

Re: On acsii, plasma and the power button.

golinux wrote:

steve_v has long since left the building.

steve_v is waiting for a Devuan release that isn't 2+ years behind Debian, and he still gets mail alerts.
Meanwhile, he's running a systemd-free rolling release, one with a modern desktop that works properly now.

He's running Devuan on servers though, where appallingly ancient software isn't such a problem.

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