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#1 Desktop and Multimedia » xfburn and brasero gives errors in chimaera » 2021-11-10 18:46:14

Replies: 1

Has anybody with the same problems? Cannot burn iso

#2 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] Bug in UFW? » 2021-11-09 15:27:39

Sorry pal, never saw that section (su)... my bad!

#3 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] Bug in UFW? » 2021-11-09 14:44:38

Read the "release notes", waste of time, had done that originally, then I remember in
Slackware in order to become root you have to su - to become root. That did it!

bobo@foo:~$ su -
root@foo:~# ufw enable
Firewall is active and enabled on system startup

Thanks Head_on_a_Stick!

#4 Installation » [SOLVED] Bug in UFW? » 2021-11-09 00:41:16

Replies: 4

Just upgraded to Chimaera, installed ufw gives me this error:
root@foo:/home/bobo# ufw enable
bash: ufw: command not found

Installed gufw:
root@foo:/home/bobo# gufw
/usr/bin/gufw: line 2: [: =: unary operator expected                                                                                                                                         
ls: cannot access '/usr/lib/python*/site-packages/gufw/': No such file or directory


#5 Re: Documentation » HOWTO: Ratpoison Basic Configuration » 2021-10-25 12:43:22

Latest .ratpoisonrc:

alias term exec qterminal
escape F13
unbind k
bind j focusdown
bind h focusleft
bind k focusup
bind l focusright

bind J exchangedown
bind H exchangeleft
bind K exchangeup
bind L exchangeright

exec /usr/bin/rpws init 2 -k
exec rpws 1
exec /usr/bin/rpws init 6 -k
bind F1 exec rpws 1
bind F2 exec rpws 2

exec xsetroot -solid black -cursor_name left_ptr
bind semicolon colon
set winname class
set fgcolor yellow
set bgcolor black
set bargravity sw
defborder 0
defpadding 0 0 0 0
defbarpadding 0 0

definekey top M-Tab next
bind space exec qterminal
bind x exec xfe
bind f exec firefox
bind g exec chrome
definekey top F4 kill
bind v exec vienior
bind h exec hexchat
definekey top Print exec qterminal -e scrot -cd 10

definekey top C-Down exec  sndioctl output.level=-0.1
definekey top C-Up exec  sndioctl output.level=+0.1

bind d exec dmenu_run
bind r restart
bind w windows
bind Escape abort
bind q only
bind b banish
rudeness 12

#Run box (sudo and apps launching)
bind u exec

#6 Re: Documentation » HOWTO: Ratpoison Basic Configuration » 2021-10-22 18:29:16

Changed my run box from:
definekey top C-space exec

to: bind u exec

that way I don't have to move my hands off the keyboard smile

#7 Re: Documentation » HOWTO: Ratpoison Basic Configuration » 2021-10-15 18:51:53

In OpenBSD:

definekey top C-Down exec sndioctl output.level=-0.1 
definekey top C-Up exec sndioctl output.level=+0.1

#8 Re: Installation » Runit problem - Devs heads up » 2021-10-05 19:12:07

Netinstall iso > Expert
the kbd did not work, reboot from the console did not work, etc

#9 Installation » Runit problem - Devs heads up » 2021-10-04 14:42:31

Replies: 3

I did a fresh install on a new computer and chose runit during the installation.
After reboot I could not do typing, could not enter X.

I wiped the partition, and reinstalled, installing this time Sysvinit, rebooted and no problems, everything was hunkydorry.


#10 Re: Installation » When did Legacy BIOS cease to exist? » 2021-10-04 14:35:14

Here's Devuan, I got 2 ssd (devuan and slackware-current) on one and freebsd on the other, no problem booting any of the two with the ASUS mobo, I chdose Legacy. That's my heads up for the day.

bobo@foo:~$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: foo Kernel: 4.19.0-17-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0 Desktop: IceWM 
           Distro: Devuan GNU/Linux 3 (beowulf) 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME H310M-R R2.0 v: Rev X.0x serial: <filter> 
           UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: 1605 date: 07/17/2020 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i3-9100 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Kaby Lake rev: B L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 28800 
           Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/4200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 8th Gen Core Processor Gaussian Mixture Model vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Display: tty server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: i915 resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics 630 (Coffeelake 3x8 GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.3.6 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-17-amd64 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 
           bus ID: 02:00.0 
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 223.58 GiB used: 5.58 GiB (2.5%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT120BX500SSD1 size: 111.79 GiB temp: 42 C 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Crucial model: CT120BX500SSD1 size: 111.79 GiB temp: 40 C 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 27.83 GiB used: 5.58 GiB (20.1%) fs: jfs dev: /dev/sda1 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
Info:      Processes: 118 Uptime: 4m Memory: 7.67 GiB used: 443.1 MiB (5.6%) Init: SysVinit runlevel: 2 Compilers: gcc: N/A 
           Shell: bash v: 5.0.3 inxi: 3.0.32

#11 Re: Installation » When did Legacy BIOS cease to exist? » 2021-10-04 03:36:05

FWIW, just got a new box: it has an ASUS mobo, LEGACY, works fine with Linux and FreeBSD.

root@foo:/home/bobo # inxi -Fxz
System:    Kernel: FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE-p7 amd64 bits: 64 compiler: clang v: 10.0.1 Desktop: IceWM 2.5.0 
           OS: FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE-p7 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME H310M-R R2.0 v: Rev X.0x serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends 
           v: 1605 rev: 5.12 date: 07/17/2020 
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i3-9100 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Kaby Lake note: check rev: B cache: L2: N/A 
           features: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx 
           Speed: 3600 MHz min/max: N/A Core speed (MHz): N/A 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-S GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] driver: vgapci bus-ID: 0:0:2.0 
           Display: server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: loaded: vesa unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1920x1080 
           OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 10.0.1 256 bits) v: 4.5 Mesa 20.2.3 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio driver: hdac bus-ID: 0:0:31.3 
           Sound Server-1: OSS v: 2009061500 running: yes 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: re port: N/A bus-ID: 0:2:0.0 
           IF: re0 state: active speed: 1000baseT duplex: full-duplex mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 223.58 GiB used: 4.82 GiB (2.2%) 
           ID-1: /dev/ada0 vendor: Crucial model: CT120BX500SSD1 M6CR013 size: 111.79 GiB scheme: MBR 
           ID-2: /dev/ada1 vendor: Crucial model: CT120BX500SSD1 M6CR013 size: 111.79 GiB scheme: MBR 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 104.6 GiB used: 4.82 GiB (4.6%) fs: ufs dev: /dev/ada1s1a 
Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 3.79 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/ada1s1b 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0 C mobo: 0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 69 Uptime: 5m Memory: 7.84 GiB used: 1.12 GiB (14.3%) Init: init (BSD) Compilers: gcc: N/A clang: 10.0.1 
           Packages: 4 Shell: csh v: 6.21.00 inxi: 3.3.04

#12 Re: Installation » Devuan and LEMP. PHP 7.4+? » 2021-09-22 16:44:26

Probably in Testing  or Ceres (Sid)

#13 Re: Installation » urxvt » 2021-09-19 22:26:01

Lxterminal and qterminal gives a selection of colors and text size.

#14 Re: Installation » minimal installations: what is the minimal way to install sound » 2021-09-19 22:04:26

oui, don't get your panties in a bunch!

I don't use pulseaudio myself for some reasons, I use alsa, never had any problems.

apt-cache search alsa

install alsa-utils alsa-tools and a couple more I can't remember, then lauch alsamixer, unmute with the letter M, configure your window manager accordingly and read, read...
This forums has some examples in Documentation for icewm, jwm, and ratpoison written by yours truly.




Bon chance, mon ami!

#15 Re: Documentation » HOWTO: Ratpoison Basic Configuration » 2021-09-19 00:27:46

Another example of the sound/volume keybinds:

definekey top C-Down exec amixer -q set Master 2- unmute                     
definekey top C-Up exec amixer -q set Master 2+ unmute

#16 Re: Documentation » HOWTO: Ratpoison Basic Configuration » 2021-09-13 22:07:36

Here is another example I use for my keybinds in my .ratpoisonrc:

definekey top M-Tab next
bind space exec qterminal
bind x  exec xfe
bind f exec firefox
bind k kill
bind v exec viewnior
bind h exec hexchat
bind l exec leafpad
definekey top Print exec qterminal -e scrot -cd 10

#17 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] What is the file to change this? » 2021-07-30 01:38:53

youtube came to the rescue.
edited /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts

#18 Installation » [SOLVED] What is the file to change this? » 2021-07-30 00:01:28

Replies: 2


I usually use 'foo' instead of the cpe...stuff, went too fast during the installation.


#19 Installation » Mirrors, repositories, GRUB and file systems » 2017-10-17 02:05:06

Replies: 8

Last sunday, I got a used computer, installed a new hard drive and did a Devuan Jessie install.
Did a manual partition: 20 gigs for / and 2 gigs for swap, chose JFS.

When choosing repos, I chose the auto...repo, gave a warning about no being able to use it, I ignored it and continued with the install, chose GRUB on the MBR, it gave a fatal error, chose LILO and it worked, rebooted, and the repos worked fine
(why the warning?)

Installed a second Devuan (20 gigs for /) on another partition gave me the same repo warning, chose XFS as fs, installed GRUB on the MBR and this time it worked flawlessly. Rebooted, I did an "update-grub" and pulled the other Devuan distro (the first one with LILO, and JFS), uninstalled LILO, and now it is working fine.

Is there a bug with JFS and GRUB on the MBR?

#20 Devuan Derivatives » Star 1.0.1 - Distrowatch Review (from yesterday) » 2017-10-17 01:41:00

Replies: 12


"I ran into one curious bug involving manual pages. Most Linux distributions include manual pages (often called man pages), though some omit the documentation to save space. Star includes the man command and entries for every command's manual page are included, but all of the manual pages are empty. (The files for each manual page are zero bytes in size.) This causes the man command to recognize program names we give to it, but man only ever displays a blank page.

One final problem I ran into concerned the MPV media player. When I tried to launch the player from either the application menu or command line, MPV would immediately crash. I was able to install other media players, such as Rhythmbox and VLC, to handle playing media files. In the VirtualBox environment I found VLC was unable to play video files and would crash if I tried to play a video. Audio files, however, would play successfully in VLC. This inability to play video files appears to be an issue specific to the VirtualBox environment. While desktop players consistently crashed when asked to play video files, I found I was able to play YouTube videos in the Firefox browser without any issues.


On the whole, I like the ideas presented in Star's design. The distribution is basically Devuan and pulls packages from Devuan's software repositories, but the live media and lightweight environments are great for testing the distribution and for breathing life into older computers. While this approach of starting light and adding only what we need is a solid concept, and proved to be very forgiving on resources, there are some rough edges in the implementation. The missing manual pages, for example, and the media player issues I ran into posed problems.

A few programs I used flashed warning messages letting me know PulseAudio was not available as Star uses the ALSA sound system by default. Strictly speaking, PulseAudio is not required most of the time and, if we do run into a situation where it is needed, we can install PulseAudio easily enough by rerunning Star's welcome script.

The default JWM environment is very plain and empty, which suited me. My only complaint was the constantly updating Conky status panel at the bottom of the screen. I was able to disable Conky, but it required digging into JWM's configuration files. Which brings me to another point: many users will probably prefer to try heavier editions of Star (like Xfce) to gain access to more user friendly configuration tools. The JWM edition is intentionally bare bones and probably best suited to more experienced users.

One last observation I had while using Star is that it is based on Devuan 1.0.0, which presents us with software that is about three years old (or more) at this point. This means some packages, like LibreOffice, are notably behind upstream versions. Since Star is best suited for older computers, this may not be an issue for most users, but it is worth keeping in mind that Star's software repository is a few years old at this point. "

#21 Documentation » HOWTO: My Devuan Installation (minimal netinstall) » 2017-10-06 01:12:29

Replies: 2

For this you need an internet connection.

I burn this ISO:


It's only 227 GB, cool!

Insert the installation CD,

Choose from the menu: Advanced options > Expert
(don't fret, easy peacy).

Go thru the installation as always, when you get the option of choosing desktop
environments, servers etc, untick all options.

IOW, you install nothing from this page, all you got are the base apps you got
by default at the beginning of the installation, put GRUB on the mbr, finish the
installation, reboot.

Come back, at the prompt become ROOT, do:

# apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

Install what you like, (don't forget xorg)

In my particular case:

# apt-get install xorg firefox-esr sudo ufw gpm firmware-linux firmware-realtek locate localepurge


# apt-get install jwm gmrun menu lxterminal xfe mirage hexchat scrot numlockx unclutter nvi inxi

# ufw enable

# reboot

Come back configure jwm

voilà !

Happy trails,

macondo123 aka macondo

#23 Other Issues » [SOLVED]I cannot make "locate" work » 2017-09-24 08:11:37

Replies: 1

It seems "lib6c" is missing and cannot install it, any ideas? It gives me this error:

E: Unable to locate package lib6c

My bad! Apologies!

I forgot to updatedb as ROOT.

#24 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » flash player plugin not run in Devuan » 2017-09-23 22:02:40

Hi, I haven't used flash in a year, I use html5 extension in FF, and it is working very well with youtube, and movies.


#25 Installation » JWM bug » 2017-09-23 20:40:58

Replies: 3

I installed JWM and the global config file does not exist. The manual lists it as: /etc/jwm/jwm/system.jwmrc
which it does not exist.

The correct file is at: /etc/jwm/system.jwmrc

I copied it to my /home:

$ cp /etc/jwm/system.jwmrc .jwmrc

and edited as USER:

$ nano .jwmrc

and configured and solved the problem.

Hope it helps somebody smile

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