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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
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okay - took the beowulff image http://arm-files.devuan.org/devuan_beow … 0.3.img.xz
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this file does not exist, but I created it
/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
.    put in the mac address per your guidance
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added this to my /etc/inittab
T0:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L ttyAMA0 115200 dumb
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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 original...cd

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now onto a simple desktop

AGAIN, THANKS
GaryZ

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

@tux3dv
I have the debug output from the pi2B, but not an active terminal - some confusion as to how/what to call it
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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
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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....
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stock /etc/network/interfaces  (partial)
allow hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
allow hotplug enxb827eb14085f
iface enxb827eb14085f inet dhcp
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ifconfig -a
shows the enxb827eb14085f  device but no IP address
     as the lo iface shows "inet 127.etc...."
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which wicd   shows nothing, just another prompt
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nmcli is not in the Synataptic on another DEvuan Beowulf
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did the CAT info to the udev rules  -- NO CHANGE in ifconfig -a infromation

HTH
GaryZ

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
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not sure what network manager they use.
nmcli is not part of the Synaptic packages

GaryZ

also tried this one - network seems [iirc] to be an issue  http://arm-files.devuan.org/devuan_beow … 0.3.img.xz
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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

ralph.ronnquist
    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 !!
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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
root@Beowulff:/home/olzeke51/Documents/rPi# 

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
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any suggestions??  this is for rPi2-B
Thanks,
GaryZ

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

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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.

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

GZ

#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
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will try the armhf in a day or so
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Please Thank everyone involved!!!
GaryZ

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

devuan_beowulf_3.0.0_beta_i386_desktop-live.iso
iirc it came from mirror  belltower.us
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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
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keep me honest - golinux - thanks
GaryZ

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

garyz.dev1
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)
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had to resort to grub legacy and manual installation - never did "menu.lst" my Vista partition
will manually edit
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no sound on initial install - haven't debugged but I see it mentioned in the "Installation forum"

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

HTH
GaryZ

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

I changed to pkgmaster.devuan.org 

list my sources.list
#deb http://us.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ jessie main
deb http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/merged/ jessie main  <---
#deb-src http://us.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ jessie main

# jessie-security, previously known as 'volatile'
#deb http://us.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ jessie-security main non-free
deb http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/merged/ jessie-security main non-free    <---
#deb http://us.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ jessie-security main
#deb-src http://us.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ jessie-security main non-free

# jessie-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
#deb http://us.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ jessie-updates main non-free
deb http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/merged/ jessie-updates main non-free    <---
#deb-src http://us.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ jessie-updates main non-free

#deb http://packages.devuan.org/devuan/ experimental main
#deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian jessie contrib
olzeke51@devuan:~$



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
https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=1671

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??
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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
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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

garyz.dev1
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
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on reboot I couldn't get my WIRED network to connect and don't have wireless
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used to get my network device name (after much playing around)

ip netconf

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my device was named enp2s3 !!!  not eth0
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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:
[Settings]
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 !!

FWIW -

Olzeke51@ascii32:~$ apt-cache policy wicd
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.

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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
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I am not taking a stand on it

garyz

#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

initial_helpee_password="milpassword"
helpee_password_save_file=$HOME/.helpee_password

#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!

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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
olzeke51@devuan:~$

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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.

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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'.
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https://www.q4os.org/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1027
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!!
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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 .
TIA

#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'
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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.
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just posted this as aFWIW - shed some possible light on the variations that @fsmithred encountered

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