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#1 Re: Installation » installing nvidia drivers on ascii 2.1 » 2020-01-16 04:00:11

steve wrote:

Oh, and I did have nvidia driver installed using sgfxi for awhile yesterday.  That installed a version 440-something, and it was interesting watching that script resolve a lot of issues as they were encountered.

Yes, that script is very clever at getting nVidia installed and blacklisting nouveau etc.

#2 Re: Devuan » Noob wish to help » 2020-01-15 17:20:06

Hi Dave Null,

Thanks for the  offer.  Perhaps you could have a look here.

Documentation will be updated for the beowulf release.  Or perhaps you could translate the beowulf release notes when they are available.

#3 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Bug tracking system access problems » 2020-01-14 16:22:04

Use chromium or palemoon or [your alternate browser of choice] until we work around the after-migration glitches.

#4 Re: Installation » installing nvidia drivers on ascii 2.1 » 2020-01-11 16:23:18

I have been holding my tongue as this suggestion offers (or at least used to offer) a painless solution for the technically challenged.  At one time I had an nVidia card, maybe 8-10 years ago, and sgfxi installed it perfectly and painlessly.  I have no idea if that is still the case but might be worth a try.

#8 Re: Other Issues » [Solved]Mailing list problems » 2020-01-03 16:34:51

Looks like your email finally got through to the list.  There are 3 failed over-sized instances in moderation.  I will delete unless you give me a reason not to.

#9 Re: Other Issues » [Solved]Mailing list problems » 2020-01-03 07:24:09

Yes.  Me.  OK, the messages are in moderation because they are over the 40  KB size limit.  Can you trim them a bit?

#10 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Refracta beowulf xfce isos » 2019-12-31 22:11:56

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

And can I steal your firemenu? That's a brilliant idea smile

You can find it here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/refracta/files/Extras/

#11 Re: Installation » Beowulf and MySQL » 2019-12-31 16:27:56

It might be available in the beowulf backports which aren't available yet but will be soon.

#12 Re: Other Issues » How can i remove the Google Search Plugin from AbiWord? » 2019-12-28 18:09:34

If you remove the LO meta package you can install just the parts that you want.  I only have the writer installed.   But even with that trimming, it is still a bit of a lumbering hog for sure.

#13 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » USB Multiboot » 2019-12-28 18:07:01

@fsmithred . . . I suggested he look at that to confirm that multiboot can be done.  I thought if he poked at it a bit he might be able to figure out how to put one together.

#14 Re: Off-topic » Festive Season » 2019-12-27 16:08:38

May the GR vote gift us a sane result!!

#15 Re: News & Announcements » Merry Christmas » 2019-12-24 23:10:40

I contribute one vote for the Solstice!  That's something that everyone on this planet shares in common.  big_smile

Longer days now coming . . .

#16 Re: Off-topic » new encroachments of our least favourite init » 2019-12-21 02:09:22

The guy who does venenux used to hang around here.  His most recent post was 2019-11-26.

#17 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » USB Multiboot » 2019-12-20 16:53:58

Please look at the multi-boot iso that fsmithred made for the Devuan conference in April.  That may give you some hints.

#18 Re: Off-topic » new encroachments of our least favourite init » 2019-12-18 16:48:21

freemedia2018 wrote:

thanks if someone let the post through, its posted.

I didn't touch it.  By the time I read your post, it was already there.  Perhaps you are too impatient . . .

#19 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Apt-get show one package per line? » 2019-12-17 01:19:41

Sorry, I don't have an answer for you but I feel your pain.  I have always been overwhelmed by the blob of text too.  That's one reason I use synaptic which produces a nice neat list that can be manipulated in several ways.

#20 Re: Documentation » usr merge in Devuan Ascii » 2019-12-15 07:14:16

Just an fyi that the default in beowulf will be NOT to merge but there will be an option in the installer if you want to do the merge.

#23 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Alternative browser for Devuan/Debian - Brave » 2019-12-13 07:43:11

freemedia2018 wrote:

fsmithred used to care about 32 bit (he likely still does, i havent asked) and roy from techrights still uses it as well.

Yes he cares: https://get.refracta.org/   I also use 32 bit OS.  It does everything that I need. 

also the idea of using a browser from github is a bit creepy, i consider everything on github controlled by microsoft. that problem is going to get worse before it gets better.

You can vet the code of course.  smile  Sure it's creepy that ms is in charge of github but that's not really fair to judge devs who suffer from inertia and stay put there.

#24 Re: Off-topic » This should be fun... » 2019-12-13 05:29:33

yeti wrote:

Have a look at how FreedomBox handles this: https://discuss.freedombox.org/c/contributor-invites

Maybe publishing a list with open problems that itself is a bit less verbose already would be good enough for Devuan?

Lists of what needs doing has never worked very well.  What works is someone seeing/experiencing a problem, figuring out how to fix it and sharing.

#25 Re: Off-topic » This should be fun... » 2019-12-13 05:25:08

aut0exec wrote:

I'm in as always. Just not sure where I can help or how to get started really. Would love to help work fixes into SysV just don't possess the coding background at current to be of much use there, ha.

Reality check.  I didn't own a computer (which I didn't really want - it was a gift) till I was near 60.  I had zero technical background.  Then I wanted to "do things" so I taught myself . . . html and css from scratch in a text editor, graphics, audio and video editing, desktop theming etc .  If I didn't like something, I figured out how to fix it, even hacking the registry in my windoze days because I wanted things MY way.  My appetite for learning new things and experimenting may not be as voracious as it was all those years ago and tbh, I couldn't pull a bash script out of my head without DDG but I still manage to contribute to Devuan.  I bet you could find a niche that suits you if you looked hard enough.

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