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#1 Re: Off-topic » Music » 2024-05-12 08:00:09

Charlie McCoy
i'm so lonely I could cry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoLiXTEIBD8

cheers

zephyr

#2 Re: Off-topic » Music » 2024-03-30 05:11:00

Peter Green
slabo day

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ … +slabo+day

Be good to yourself everyone! smile

cheers

zephyr

#4 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Firefox-esr Audio through ALSA Alone » 2024-03-05 00:10:26

@ Lomax;  Certainly miss the old xfce4-mixer, Void Linux had it working until recently. Qasmixer is better than being forced using  pavucontrol to get sound with Alsa.

Thanks for the tips and for bringing Qasmixer back into view!

zephyr

#5 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Firefox-esr Audio through ALSA Alone » 2024-03-04 21:47:39

Qasmixer (0.23.0-1) is also in the Devuan daedalus repositories!

cheers

zephyr

#6 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Crowz 5.0.1 daedalus new release 2024.02.26 » 2024-02-26 16:08:52

Camtaf wrote: Many thanks for the 'heads up'... will grab a copy.

Most welcome, thank you for using Crowz! smile

cheers

zephyr

#7 Devuan Derivatives » Crowz 5.0.1 daedalus new release 2024.02.26 » 2024-02-26 07:06:27

zephyr
Replies: 2

New releases for Crowz 5.0.1 daedalus. Some minor fixes both with Crowz and Calamares installer.

2024-02-26-1708929517-1920x1080-scrot.png

cheers

zephyr

#8 Re: Other Issues » Star Linux, WLAN » 2024-02-26 00:00:55

@ oui: I'm a fan of Dell too, mainly they are easily repaired and parts not too expensive. I just did away with an older Dell 5050N, I had 16 gb memory and running an i5 processor instead of an i3. I had it since, bought it when my daughter started high school.  I got a used 2017 model of Alienware laptop from my son-in-law. It's running Crowz daedalus now, a very powerful gaming computer. Also have a Dell Optiplex, I use it for testing my builds with Crowz. Then I have 3 home built Asus machines. 2 in which are AM3 and 1 Ryzen AM4. I get a lot of donated hardware, at some point put together machines once I find a good case. On Facebook marketplace, I lucked into a 2010 Lian Li all aluminum case, still in the box and never used. Amazing how this stuff is sitting around somewhere. Paid $40.00 bucks for it.

I'm currently doing a set of daedalus 5.0.1 builds, I have made several changes and one is using Network-manager-gnome instead of Connman-gtk. I found it uses Bluetooth better, and seems stronger with the Wi-Fi and cable strength. 

New builds should be going up late tonight,

Are you in the UK? I used to fly into Mildenhall often between 1990 - 2007 with the USAF, I was a C141B crew chief.   

cheers

zephyr

#9 Re: Other Issues » Star Linux, WLAN » 2024-02-24 21:03:15

oui wrote: To test my new Star Linux on other PC's I need to accede now exceptionally the WLAN!

connman by pcalvert 2024.02.10

For anyone who is running connman and having this problem, there is a simple fix.

Edit this file: /etc/init.d/connman

Change this:

DAEMON=/usr/sbin/connmand
DESC="Connection Manager"

To this:

DAEMON=/usr/sbin/connmand
DAEMON_OPTS='--nodnsproxy'
DESC="Connection Manager"

Reboot.

Star uses connman-gtk network-manager

Thanks for using Star, the author and developer have not been available for some time now. I and Ozi Traveller of Melbourne, Australia have lost contact. There were health issues. Crowz is formerly Zephyr, Star and those distro's were very close clones, we collaborated all our efforts.

So, Star is no longer maintained and Crowz is.

cheers

zephyr

#10 Re: Other Issues » Extracting a .zip file absolutely destroys my CPU. » 2024-02-17 21:30:26

DavidRLTG wrote:  have a ~25GB archive I want to extract.
I start extracting it,
The PC fans start going crazy

Don't know all the in and outs of file compression. I have had some strange phenomena as well. Often compression is easier to compile than extract. That is a large file, even for a zip or tar. Have you tried another archive manager, they are not created equal. I use both Engrampa and file-roller.

I have gotten away from extremely large packages other than an iso. Easier to transfer smaller portions from one location to another.  I'm sure you will get other help, feedback, and support. Surely there are other techniques to do what you are attempting.

zephyr

#11 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Can't connect to repos » 2024-02-17 01:02:42

pcalvert wrote: For anyone who is running connman and having this problem, there is a simple fix.

DAEMON=/usr/sbin/connmand
DAEMON_OPTS='--nodnsproxy'
DESC="Connection Manager"

Yes it is! smile

Thanks a million, i have a lot of older drives here and there, a mess actually and needed a fix I could just use from an USB drive.

Appreciate the share!

cheers

zephyr

#12 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Can't connect to repos » 2024-02-10 01:12:23

@ Ron: I used Devuan daedalus netinstall xfce's sources.list to see if it was corrupt in mine and then installed both network-manager & network-manager-gnome the same as the Devuan distro has. Both are used and for a good reason, although I really don't know the answer why both. Perhaps one is a dependency of the other.

It worked for me, on my build machine, laptop, and my daily driver machine, so believe it's a safe to install smile

zephyr

#13 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Can't connect to repos » 2024-02-09 19:36:49

There is what I believe to be a dual post or topic concerning the same issue.

https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=5133   "Temporary failure resolving 'deb.devuan.org' "

Perhaps some helpful info!

zephyr

#14 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Can't connect to repos » 2024-02-09 12:23:28

The-Amnesiac-Philosophern wrote: This seems to happen periodically with deb.devuan.org in the sources.list

I too have been getting issues last few days with deb.devuan.org, using Crowz.  After exhausting a lot of effort and time, I started looking elsewhere for the problem. I noticed my Devuan Xfce install had zero problems doing a full update.

I removed connman-gtk and installed network-manager & network-manager-gnome, and it works as it should.

cheers

zephyr

#15 Re: Off-topic » [SOLVED] What is your view on major distros dropping X11 and requiring Wayland? » 2024-01-18 23:51:43

ralph.ronnquist wrote:  It looks to me that the general commercial drive is to make Linux a platform for "Apps", probably so that middlemen can own the distribution channels and siphon  money of both developers and end users.

Linus Torvalds said he had no problem for a developer making a profit from their endeavors. Already there are a few distros and won't mention names. My observation and use suggest only a part of that distribution works. Better to be small, than a monster with a kitchen sink thrown in. Trying to provide everything for everyone is quite a task. I will continue keeping Crowz as small as possible and be fun. The approach for a well-designed proprietary distro may not be around yet, but think LMDE is close.

Crowz is no where perfect, it's stays in a constant state of polishing. Perhaps being a little rough around the edges are perhaps appreciated. smile

cheers

zephyr

#16 Re: Off-topic » [SOLVED] What is your view on major distros dropping X11 and requiring Wayland? » 2024-01-18 23:40:42

Altoid wrote: There was a lot written about it in late 2022.
But after that, nothing else.

It's been dragged onto the forum a few times, I won't use it. It is a harvester of info from I understand. 

Does anyone have a good sub, or alternate. I liked clipit because of size, and simplicity.

cheers

zephyr

#17 Re: Off-topic » [SOLVED] What is your view on major distros dropping X11 and requiring Wayland? » 2024-01-18 19:09:51

Camtaf wrote: Not a fan of messing with things that work - systemd, pulseaudio, & now wayland just weren't needed, let alone having them 'forced' on us!

Exactly, whatever happened to NOT fixing what's NOT broken!

I'm still having issues with clipit, replaced by Diodon and laced with zeitgeist. sad

cheers

zephyr

#18 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Crowz 5.0 Daedalus amd64 release » 2023-12-18 04:20:51

Ron wrote: If I encounter any problems, I'll be back.

The "Readme" on the Crowz Sourceforge download site has some good info regarding where the "Install" icon is located in the file manager PCManFM, and use "live" for the password.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/crowz/files/

You are very welcome, will do my best to help you get a clean, safe install smile

cheers

zephyr

#19 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Crowz 5.0 Daedalus amd64 release » 2023-12-17 21:52:58

golinux wrote: I have done this more than once. It 'just works' to have only one drive available for the install

I have 2 desktop machines with all 6 sata drives in use, learned my lesson a few times just writing to a USB drive or formatting. So easy to open a quick swap bay door and change the assigned location. On the other hand, easy to open all the doors except the one you want to write to. smile

cheers

zephyr

#20 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Crowz 5.0 Daedalus amd64 release » 2023-12-17 19:04:02

Ron wrote:  How easy to use is the installer that comes with Crowz? I'm used to the refracta installer, and am a little concerned about goofing something up, as I have 2 hard drives in my rig.

Your concern is understandable, have written over a drive I had not intended before with an installation. There is a page in the installation which is "formatting" and the intended drive can be selected. If it is all possible, isolate the other drive by disconnecting it physically for a good measure.

cheers

zephyr

#21 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Crowz 5.0 Daedalus amd64 release » 2023-12-12 06:11:22

Ron wrote: Can you please provide sha256 sums for those of us who are a bit paranoid?

Ron, ...my deepest and most sincere apologies. Sometimes I'm not where I should be! Have complied with your request and should had been done already. Cross referenced and identical sha256's for my last 3 uploads of 2023.10. My build archive matches the 3 downloads.

cheers

zephyr

#22 Re: DIY » Crowz-Devuan-Daedalus ROOT Only Ultimate-Linux Hyper Drive Gaming Inst » 2023-12-07 07:49:22

Esleep wrote: I'm building a system for high performance general/desktop/gaming usage
and am working towards it with Crowz->Devuan-Daedalus base
to get the best possible performance linux has to offer right now

Thank you for choosing and using Crowz! That is an impressive tutorial, let me know how it goes! Not a gamer at all, but try to have everything for my two grandsons! Thank you for utilizing your time to share the tutorial for others! smile

cheers

zephyr

#23 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2023-12-06 11:17:31

Camtaf wrote: My apologies, I thought that I remembered you & Miyo discussing how to do some things on here

I liked and enjoyed using MIYO's builds, but no collaboration between our two. We asked each other questions on a regular base and i introduced live-build system to MIYO. But there was never a 3rd party involvement with our distros other than live-build and live-sdk build systems.

Pehaps down the road a bit, Dan (MIYO) and I could work on a project, I would readily except that.

I don't know what happened to my lead dev Ozi, I have my hope and prayers he will pop up a again, just hope he is ok!

No apologies needed, just wanted to clear the air who was doing what with Crowz.

cheers

zephyr

#24 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2023-12-05 18:36:22

Camtaf wrote: Check out Crowz, (partially created with help from MIYO)

Crowz was Zephyr,  has been around years before MIYO, Crowz is a rebrand of Zephyr that solely created by me and Ozi of Star!  I have no idea who told you that but simply not true. No input has ever been requested by either myself or Ozi. Although I think Dan is an awesome person and MIYO is a super derivative. .

Camtaf wrote: it's a neat little system

Thanks for the compliment

cheers

zephyr

#25 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Star, a Disturbing Discovery » 2023-10-12 07:40:56

MabNesta: NOWHERE is my Root Password accepted !

Your excitability is unwarranted, Star is no longer being maintained due to the inability of the developer. After a long illness, he has dropped from communication.  Ozi's current status is unknown.

zephyr

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