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#1 Re: ARM Builds » Installer images for armel, armhf and ppc64 need testing » 2020-05-02 14:45:51

thank you, @tuxd3v - I now have network access and also terminal login
okay - took the beowulff image … 0.3.img.xz
this file does not exist, but I created it
.    put in the mac address per your guidance
added this to my /etc/inittab
T0:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L ttyAMA0 115200 dumb
changed my /etc/network/interfaces to just use 'eth0' dhcp
.  dropping the predictable naming
.   10.215673] smsc95xx v1.0.6
.[   10.341694] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: register 'smsc95xx' at usb-20980000.usb-1.1, smsc95xx USB 2.0 Ethernet, b8:27:eb:14:08:5f
.[   10.415880] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 enxb827eb14085f: renamed from eth0

.notice they rename eth0 to a 'predictable network interface names'  WHO IS THEY???
everything else should be

now onto a simple desktop


#2 Re: ARM Builds » Installer images for armel, armhf and ppc64 need testing » 2020-05-01 15:22:18

I have the debug output from the pi2B, but not an active terminal - some confusion as to how/what to call it
cat /proc/cpuinfo  - (partial as I have to read a fuzzy tv display and type on another computer)
model;  Armv6-compatible..rev 7 (v6l)
hardware: BCM2035
some debug info during boot plus some other info:
debug terminal from rPi2B
[    8.844835] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[    8.884156] hub 1-0:1.0: 1 port detected
[    9.362253] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 2 using dwc2
[    9.622539] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0424, idProduct=9512, bcdDevice= 2.00
[    9.641390] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0
[    9.657339] hub 1-1:1.0: USB hub found
[    9.666684] hub 1-1:1.0: 3 ports detected
[    9.992275] usb 1-1.1: new high-speed USB device number 3 using dwc2
[   10.143059] usb 1-1.1: New USB device found, idVendor=0424, idProduct=ec00, bcdDevice= 2.00
[   10.161557] usb 1-1.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0
[   10.215673] smsc95xx v1.0.6
[   10.341694] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: register 'smsc95xx' at usb-20980000.usb-1.1, smsc95xx USB 2.0 Ethernet, b8:27:eb:14:08:5f
[   10.415880] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 enxb827eb14085f: renamed from eth0

notice they rename eth0 to a 'predictable network interface names'
whoever 'they' is....
stock /etc/network/interfaces  (partial)
allow hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
allow hotplug enxb827eb14085f
iface enxb827eb14085f inet dhcp
ifconfig -a
shows the enxb827eb14085f  device but no IP address
     as the lo iface shows "inet 127.etc...."
which wicd   shows nothing, just another prompt
nmcli is not in the Synataptic on another DEvuan Beowulf
did the CAT info to the udev rules  -- NO CHANGE in ifconfig -a infromation


ps. will do some more seach to turn on the debug port as a serial device
maybe I can get some dmesg  data that way

#3 Re: ARM Builds » Installer images for armel, armhf and ppc64 need testing » 2020-04-30 21:24:03

the one at the top of the page,

Issue is network configuration -- can't get DHCP address,
my attempts at Static IP failed also
not sure what network manager they use.
nmcli is not part of the Synaptic packages


also tried this one - network seems [iirc] to be an issue … 0.3.img.xz
I have a raspian version that connects to the network - so I know the hardware/cable/router works!

#4 Re: ARM Builds » Installer images for armel, armhf and ppc64 need testing » 2020-04-25 12:37:39

    Yesterday 21:54:27

Don't cp or dd work?

I.e. just copy the iso file to the device /dev/mmcblk0 or /dev/sdc or whatever it comes up as (tail /var/log/sys usually tells that)

Thanks smile -forgot about that command - too much Winders in me roll- [most tools are file copy]
. a little green, still, as Linuxer - dd is a sector copy tool !!
Oh - it still didn't load on my rPi - though it seems from the list that @fsr posted above that the armhf mini.iso is for different chipset

root@Beowulff:/home/olzeke51/Documents/rPi# dd bs=4M if=armhf_mini.iso of=/dev/sdb
7+1 records in
7+1 records out
31764480 bytes (32 MB, 30 MiB) copied, 6.10179 s, 5.2 MB/s

I also checked 'properties' of the CD i made and the SDcard and they both have the same byte count

**************  NOw that I thnk about it  

the rPi2 is expecting a FAT partition to boot from , then kicks in the other (ext-type??) partition !!!???

#5 Re: ARM Builds » Installer images for armel, armhf and ppc64 need testing » 2020-04-25 01:22:51

Hello @fsmithred,
Attempted to use the 'armhf  mini.iso'
Devuan doesn't have Unetbootin in its repositories.
other methods to copy mini.iso to SDC have failed.
Tried Rufus on Win10
made a cd.iso then copied files to SDC formatted as FAT32
Xfburn won't copy to SDCard
any suggestions??  this is for rPi2-B

edit::  will try a rpi-ascii-beta-0.3 that I found on the forum(?)
then do an upgrade to Beo

edit next day :  the ASCII version also loaded , but still network connection is.....
I have some notes from a while ago to follow , from when I was in a similar situation
[hopefully I can read the cryptic squiggles hmm]

#6 Re: Installation » Beowulff beta - 32bit -live iso » 2020-04-24 18:21:33

mouse/keybd/time all locked up

Un-plug and re-plug either mouse or keyboard. That should fix it.

will give it a shot - I am on a 4 port KVM
Sound issue - someone hmm  ..turned down the external audio, whilst napping !!! --oops


#7 Re: ARM Builds » Installer images for armel, armhf and ppc64 need testing » 2020-04-24 18:08:27

Yeee Haaaaw !  big_smile
armel works on my rPi2B , right from the git-go
will try the armhf in a day or so
Please Thank everyone involved!!!

edit:  having to work on the network connection  , might be IPV6 issue

#8 Re: Installation » Beowulff beta - 32bit -live iso » 2020-04-24 11:16:54

iirc it came from mirror
I did a new download, sha256sum ' d it, xfburn'd it (using beo 3.0.0 from yesterday's install)
got the full desktop displayed using  the default live option [from dvd]-- but mouse/keybd/time all locked up
keep me honest - golinux - thanks

#9 Installation » Beowulff beta - 32bit -live iso » 2020-04-24 00:54:58

Replies: 4

note ASCII 2.0 32 bit loads okay (iirc as live)
live and live-safe mode both hang up on the desktop
live - gray desktop, mouse pointer but not moving  - had to power off
live -safe  - had desktop, but no mouse or keyboard - clock was frozen in time  - had to power off
live to RAM worked as a live DVD
. had install issues with GRUB install - created a bug report - - [before I saw it mentioned in this forum]
....(forum search didn't provide relevant results)
had to resort to grub legacy and manual installation - never did "menu.lst" my Vista partition
will manually edit
no sound on initial install - haven't debugged but I see it mentioned in the "Installation forum"

2006??   P4-HT 4G ram  sata-hdd  sata-dvd  BIOS
installed on /dev/sda3  swap=sda2    vista=sda1
fresh install on the sda3


#10 Re: News & Announcements » Amprolla3 is out for testing » 2017-10-21 14:44:26

I changed to 

list my sources.list
#deb jessie main
deb jessie main  <---
#deb-src jessie main

# jessie-security, previously known as 'volatile'
#deb jessie-security main non-free
deb jessie-security main non-free    <---
#deb jessie-security main
#deb-src jessie-security main non-free

# jessie-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
#deb jessie-updates main non-free
deb jessie-updates main non-free    <---
#deb-src jessie-updates main non-free

#deb experimental main
#deb jessie contrib

and got these three updates:   my last update was 10-13

olzeke51@devuan:/$ apt list --upgradable
Listing... Done
wpasupplicant/stable-security 2.3-1+deb8u5 amd64 [upgradable from: 2.3-1+deb8u4]
xserver-common/stable-security 2:1.16.4-1+deb8u2 all [upgradable from: 2:1.16.4-1+deb8u1]
xserver-xorg-core/stable-security 2:1.16.4-1+deb8u2 amd64 [upgradable from: 2:1.16.4-1+deb8u1+b1]

but I didn't do the devuan-keyring install per

so I tried to install it and got this -- [last keyring updated on 10-13!!-my last update]

olzeke51@devuan:~$ sudo apt-get install devuan-keyring
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
devuan-keyring is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

is that a bug??  I can report it if you think it is.
I would have assumed a new server would need a new keyring??
Just trying to shed a little light - on my assumption

#11 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] ascii wicd naming issue » 2017-10-17 17:21:22

Thank you Thank you, fsmithred
google usually came up with sysctrl blah blah
   (which I was pretty sure of being systemd)

#12 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] ascii wicd naming issue » 2017-10-17 12:52:17

I edited my original post with this bit of info

EDIT>>> I had to reboot - logging out didn't bring the network up
EDIT>>> and not sure how to stop/start services - more to learn !!

@r.r - you know , I was suspicious of that possibility - but too lazy to try it -
wasn't sure what the timeout was/is

@r.r  - udev/eudev warts  - I like that !!

#13 Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] ascii wicd naming issue » 2017-10-16 19:42:05

Replies: 7

loaded up my  ASCII32(bit) DVD dated 08-22-17
did a Refracta install from the gui apps menu of XFCE to a sda3 primary partition
on reboot I couldn't get my WIRED network to connect and don't have wireless
used to get my network device name (after much playing around)

ip netconf

my device was named enp2s3 !!!  not eth0
more playing/hunting around [this is ascii - so its okay]
I had to change some info in this file - be careful - no warranty included
Olzeke51@ascii32:~$ sudo cat /etc/wicd/manager-settings.conf
[sudo] password for Olzeke51:
backend = external
wireless_interface = None
wired_interface = enp2s3
wpa_driver = wext
always_show_wired_interface = True
use_global_dns = False

I edited the bold items   [can't bold inside of a code block!]
and now it works - even after a reboot  smile

EDIT>>> I had to reboot - logging out didn't bring the network up
EDIT>>> and not sure how to stop/start services - more to learn !!


Olzeke51@ascii32:~$ apt-cache policy wicd
  Installed: 1.7.4+tb2-4
  Candidate: 1.7.4+tb2-4
  Version table:

FWIW #2  - I did an apt update/upgrade  - with 100+ changes and now

Olzeke51@ascii32:~$ uname -a
Linux ascii32 4.9.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 4.9.51-1 (2017-09-28) i686 GNU/Linux

HTH someone - I did follow the DNG mailing list (for a while) in re: to network device nameing;
never got the final on what naming scheme Devuan was going to follow.  --ascii appears to use
the newer scheme!

#15 Re: Documentation » HOWTO: Post-Installation Configurations » 2017-10-08 00:00:04

@greenjeans wrote:

Never understood the use of sudo, on a list of "worst ideas ever for linux" it ranks right up there with dconf and systemd IMO.

well - as I understand it - Linux is a multi-user system - so someone has to be the boss/admin
Now it is true that most linux downloads are most likely for single user/desktops - so root/sudo becomes a grey area.: IMO
Not sure what the answer is - there is a lot of debate about it
I am not taking a stand on it


#16 Re: Documentation » HOWTO: Post-Installation Configurations » 2017-10-07 23:54:21

thanks @macondo
I didn't have the NOPASSWD in the sudoers file,
(fwiw - I had to 'sudo visude' to modify the file !)

#17 Re: Documentation » HOWTO: Post-Installation Configurations » 2017-10-07 23:43:14

sudo   - so what do you use for root priviledges??
(I used sudo before I used ubuntu)
I'm in the sudoers file but still have to do the password from time to time
[with the ALL settings in sudoers!}

#18 Re: Installation » fonts » 2017-10-07 23:16:41

AFAIK - the package maintainer/programmer deems then necessary for optimal use.

#19 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » ZFS missing init scripts » 2017-10-02 00:12:59

I think you would get an earlier answer if you went to
the irc channel #devuan-dev(s) ?? 
or just #devuan
HTH -gz

#20 Re: Off-topic » free software alternative to Teamviewer? [SOLVED] » 2017-09-12 19:27:02

@fungus - that was


#21 Re: Installation » Adding packages require CD-ROM? » 2017-09-11 19:06:29

My experience is like @nobodyuknow  - the cd rom stays enabled - and there are two lines
one is commented out and the other right below it.
I just took it as part of the cd install
[that being said - I usually choose not network install as I feel the CD loads the basic sytem
faster than downloading. 
' then I comment the "cdrom" source and get the rest via the standard locations

#22 Re: Off-topic » recordmydesktop: testing it, because it doesn't require pulseaudio? » 2017-09-08 14:52:28

MiyoLinux wrote:

    greenjeans wrote:

        vlc v4l2://

        trying to see if this universally works

    I've never seen that command before though. I won't be able to try it out until tomorrow though. Grrr...

    Thanks greenjeans!

I tried this on my Jessie 1.0

olzeke51@devuan:~$ vlc v4l2://
VLC media player 2.2.6 Umbrella (revision 2.2.6-0-g1aae78981c)
[000000000132f118] core libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
[00007f4c0c000ec8] v4l2 demux error: cannot open device '/dev/video0': No such file or directory
[00007f4c0c000ec8] v4l2 demux error: cannot open device '/dev/radio0': No such file or directory
[00007f4c0c000ec8] v4l2 access error: cannot open device '/dev/video0': No such file or directory
[00007f4c18000bc8] core input error: open of `v4l2://' failed

and when VLC opened up it's gui - I got an error gui popup also :: with the following

Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'v4l2://'. Check the log for details.

Don't know what I am doing - but hope this helps (muddy the waters??)

#23 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Ascii & Ceres lightdm/xorg broken » 2017-09-07 00:13:22

@fungus  - there was a member (iirc  dai_trying ) on the Q4OS forum that did a lot of DM and such testing .
He came up with script to save his home settings - all those 'hidden .rc type files" so that they wouldn't
interfere with each other when he switched.  - He said that sometimes settings would get written over or
deleted and it was a lot of work to 'un-switch'.
HTH - but it might be a little work

#24 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Security updates for devuan jessie » 2017-09-03 16:03:37

When you folks talk about 'testing' a distro - what do you do??
I load them and run some Internet stuff, check my audio, and a terminal, a 'notepad-type' editor.
ya' know - basic workhorse stuff  - I'm not artistic, musical

Should I be doing - graphics?, playing with different 'themes' and desktop environments?
IMO 'themes' are pretty much a ....  - I know  - Linux is about 'freedom of choice"!!
( 5 or 6 basic color combination is all that is needed )  - - it seems that about 25% of trouble tickets
are related to font size in so-and-so DE, or a panel/menu doesn't fade/overlay/align!!
Well wait a minute - Gary  :: Linux has a work side and a fun size   -- OKAY - back on track
It is a question - I want to try and help Devuan debug ascii and ceres .

#25 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] pkexec authenticates without password » 2017-08-31 16:16:00

Well, did a little reading on "so many policykits"
I learned that program starting is a 2 step process (at least)  - very simplified
step 1 -PAM (/etc/pam.d)  Authenticates  who you are
step 2 -Polkit - Authorizes what you can do/run   - based upon being 'Authenticated'
I didn't get an answer as to why so many "polkits"  -- unless they are a wrapper for
the official Polkit  --[ie creates the  PAM files and policy files for their respective programs
      mate menu items   /   lxde menu items   /  gnome base structure  /  etc.
just posted this as aFWIW - shed some possible light on the variations that @fsmithred encountered

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