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#2 Re: Devuan » [SOLVED] Plans for MythTV packages? » 2021-04-07 02:29:40

Your assessment is correct.  We are Debian without systemd.  If someone wants to port, package and maintain MythTV, it could reside in our git but unlikely to become part of our main distribution.

#3 Re: Other Issues » There is no access to, » 2021-04-06 17:19:36

Devuan is not blocking access but it is recommended that users not use pkgmaster directly because it can impede updating of the devuan mirrors.  Maybe try or pick a specific mirror from the mirror list.

#5 Re: Devuan » As Debian 11 moves closer to Devuan. Is there any reason to stay on De » 2021-04-04 21:13:54

@kuleszdl  . . . Are you aware that Debian is currently involved in another GR which is political not technical? No way I would leave this haven of peace and sanity . . .

#6 Re: Off-topic » what music are you listening to RIGHT NOW? » 2021-04-03 23:01:50

Do we really need TWO music threads?  I am considering merging with the other one at HoaS' suggestion.  Don't be surprised if that happens.

#8 Re: Documentation » HOW TO Install lightdm webkit2 greeter » 2021-04-03 19:01:01

Spock wrote:

I would show you if I could figure out how to take a snapshot of it

Put it in a vm and take a screenshot from the host.

#9 Re: News & Announcements » How you can help Devuan » 2021-04-03 18:39:10

I think that you answered your own question.

We are not competitors.  We are collaborators.  smile

Devuan's artwork is quite specific and minimal.  All the default templates are HERE.

User contributed artwork can be offered in our gitea and promoted on the forum or elsewhere.

#10 Re: Off-topic » Is this the future of Linux » 2021-04-03 16:41:29

FWIW, I have been sharing that link since it was penned nearly 7 years ago.  It seems that the assimilation is nearing completion.

#11 Re: Other Issues » Can't upgrade my packages from's ftp server » 2021-04-03 16:34:55

Some of the package mirrors also seem to offer ftp and rsync.  If that is not the case, that file should be edited.

#12 Re: Other Issues » Can't upgrade my packages from's ftp server » 2021-04-03 05:29:43

In all the years I've been here, I've never heard any discussion about accessing the repos via ftp and on the website's "Packages" page only http and https are mentioned.  However, several of the  the mirrors in the round-robin offer ftp.  I think you'd have to chose one of those to test ftp.

#13 Re: Documentation » HOW TO Install lightdm webkit2 greeter » 2021-04-02 17:46:38

Just to let you know that the Devuan default theme has a lightdm background.  This one is from the upcoming chimaera:
chimaera lightdm

#14 Re: Off-topic » Is this the future of Linux » 2021-04-02 17:41:45

You stated in the book thread that your studies killed your "whole enjoyment of reading for pleasure or intellectual stimulation".  Though it doesn't seem to have killed an abundant stream of mental proliferation . . .

Sorry couldn't resist . . .  big_smile

The future will be what it will be when it becomes the present which is actually all there is.  Everything else is mental fiction that we seem to think is reality but isn't.

#16 Re: Off-topic » Lenny bullying (again?) RMS and Devuan... » 2021-03-31 21:31:40

That's quite entertaining.  We must be doing something right to warrant that attention. big_smile

#17 Re: Devuan » Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme » 2021-03-29 17:02:10

I suspected that switching files out might break other things and was going to start investigating after a good night's sleep.  Looks like sgage and  fsmithred and ToZ on the Xfce forum saved me the headache. Gtk-3 is such a pox . . .

#18 Re: Devuan » Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme » 2021-03-29 01:50:20

sgage wrote:
golinux wrote:

[edit] Actually you probably need to use those files from Clearlooks-Phenix-purpy not darkpurpy.  You can find them here

Yes! That did it. I used the above-mentioned css files from purpy, from the link you provided. I will try to analyze it tomorrow, but it's bedtime. Thanks for your efforts!!!

Excellent!  IIUC, Mate is built on gnome2 which still uses gtk-2 so would choke on the gtk-3 in the more recent versions.

#19 Re: Devuan » Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme » 2021-03-29 00:50:41

@sgage . . . does the ascii darkpurpy theme work OK on Mate?  If yes, try replacing the gtk-widgets.css, applications.css and gtk-widgets-img.css in deepsea with those from darkpurpy.  There is one color change towards the end of gtk-widgets.css that you'll want to keep from deepsea but the rest can probably fall back to the earlier gtk version.

[edit] Actually you probably need to use those files from Clearlooks-Phenix-purpy not darkpurpy.  You can find them here

#20 Re: Devuan » Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme » 2021-03-28 23:15:13

The fix is in compliments of ToZ on the Xfce forum. The hilighting is now semi-transparent as it used to be.  Either resort to self-help with the patch below or wait for the deepsea theme to get repackaged:

Starting line 158 of gtk-widgets,css, add a ".thunar .rubberband" statement:

.thunar .rubberband,
view rubberband,
rubberband {
	background-color: alpha (@theme_selected_bg_color, 0.35);
	border-color: @theme_selected_bg_color;
	border-style: solid;
	border-width: 1px;
	border-radius: 2px;

#21 Re: Devuan » Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme » 2021-03-28 02:03:45

sgage wrote:

Hi golinux,
I've been using the Chimaera theme for about a week now, and I really like it. But I just noticed a small glitch - on the MATE Desktop, the selection rectangle is an opaque solid white instead of translucent blue, covering up whatever it is one is trying to select. I guess I don't make group selections of things on the desktop very often, because I just noticed this yesterday :-)  Anyway, thought you ought to know.

@sgage . . . thanks for reporting this.  I have poked it a bit and discovered it also happens on all the clearlooks-phenix themes - including the original - on xfce beowulf too yet it works as expected on ascii even though the styling is identical.  If I can't figure it out, I will post to the xfce forum to help me sort it.  Stay tuned . . .

#22 Re: Devuan » Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme » 2021-03-26 20:30:06

Thanks fsmithred! Screenshot added to first post of this thread.

#23 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] Unmet dependencies with minimal-live image » 2021-03-24 21:17:26

There is also a netboot mini.iso that might work better for you. The minimal-live is a "full-featured, console-based recovery tool with a focus on accessibility for visually-impaired and blind users".  Perhaps that is why some of the xorg stuff is not cooperating.

#24 Re: Devuan » Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme » 2021-03-20 23:47:40

GlennW wrote:

I use this to update/upgrade grub backgrounds...

Editing the /etc/default/grub file to reflect the name of the pic...

(I just use the largest pic I can find.)

#restore grub modifier files
rsync -avh /home/glenn/local/other/backup/backup-etc-sys/etc/default/grub /etc/default/
chown root:root /etc/default/grub
chmod a+rx /etc/default/grub

rsync -avh /home/glenn/local/other/backup/backup-etc-sys/boot/grub/*.png /boot/grub/

I hope this gives someone an idea of the locations used.

Devuan's grub theme is much more than a background.  That is only one small part.

All the necessary changes to manually use parts of the chimaera theme happen in /usr/share/ as described in the post above this one.  I should have posted in reverse order.  Sorry about that.

#25 Re: Devuan » Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme » 2021-03-20 23:43:30

All the locations are described in the beowulf thread.

All the files have now been uploaded to gitea

I have been using a set of older "mist" icons but thinking I may recolor a set so stay tuned

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