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#2 Re: Other Issues » Can't get latest kernel. 403: access denied. » Yesterday 12:31:11

As the message says: package is broken. There seems to be an issue with the ext4 file system.

You will have to wait for the fix ...

#3 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] The firmware-iwlwifi not upgradable in excalibur/testing. » Yesterday 11:33:24

Looks like that was a typical temporary hickup of the testing repo and its mirrors.

Glad that its solved now.

#4 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] The firmware-iwlwifi not upgradable in excalibur/testing. » Yesterday 10:14:31

Just tested on my Excalibur VM against

# apt list firmware-iwlwifi
Auflistung… Fertig
firmware-iwlwifi/testing 20230625-1 all

#5 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] The firmware-iwlwifi not upgradable in excalibur/testing. » Yesterday 09:25:17

Maybe the mirror isn't up to date? Perhaps you try instead?

#7 Re: Installation » Will the netinstall (daedalus) install nonfree wifi drivers for me? » 2023-12-08 11:29:16

Well, the netinstall is meant for computers which have a working (wired) network connection to download everything that is not on this small media. So if the wifi requires drivers most likely they are not included. You either need to use the CD or DVD version, or identify the chip used.

Please run and poste output here. inxi could be an alternative.

# lspci | grep network
# lsusb | grep network
# inxi -Fz

#8 Re: Installation » Live cd unable to boot with secure boot enabled » 2023-12-07 18:50:37

Too bad, I thought it might work. I do disable Secure Boot on every computer I take my hands on.

#10 Re: Devuan » error: Detected X Server version 'XServer' is not suppor » 2023-12-05 16:11:10

I have no experience with machines with two graphics engines like your laptop. Can you switch to the AMD card in the bios by chance?

No missing firmware messages during the update-initramfs any more?

Have you got firmware-misc-nonfree installed?

# apt list firmware-misc-nonfree

#11 Re: Devuan » error: Detected X Server version 'XServer' is not suppor » 2023-12-05 15:25:44

Oh, copy & paste problem, sorry for that. When having a very close look to my command I saw that for some reason the first "–" before the "u" is a long hyphen instead of a normal dash "-". Some damn auto-correction mechanism ...

Just replace the long hyphen by a dash. Then it should work.

#12 Re: Devuan » error: Detected X Server version 'XServer' is not suppor » 2023-12-05 14:51:12

I would say forget about the old fglrx driver. Its outdated, no more maintained and won't work with current kernels and xorg versions.

Which release are we talking about? Daedalus? Based on the kernel that should be correct. Which graphics card is involved?

Make sure that you have non-free and non-free-firmware enabled in your sources.list. Then:

# apt update
# apt install firmware-amd-graphics xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu
# update-initramfs -u -k all

#13 Re: Installation » Desktop DVD? » 2023-12-02 11:18:40

Use the Download link on the top of this page. Select devuan_daedalus. Then select installer_iso.

There you got the choice. The 4G one is the Desktop DVD.

#14 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » No sound on Gnome (Daedalus) » 2023-11-29 17:50:02

No idea about Gnome, I am a Cinnamon user. Can't stand Gnome.

Well, if you don't want to listen to other users advise, you could use the forum's search function. Here is a thread that might help you: that bring some other mixers into the game ...

#16 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » No sound on Gnome (Daedalus) » 2023-11-29 14:45:32

Thats normal. Without a mixer the dialogue in the control center is incomplete.

#17 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » No sound on Gnome (Daedalus) » 2023-11-29 14:23:10

Your problem is that Gnome like other DEs does not supply a mixer on its own.

pavucontrol, alsamixer-gui are valid options to solve the issue.

#18 Re: DIY » So i'm doing a netinstall and have a couple questions » 2023-11-27 20:18:39

greenjeans wrote:

RE: netinstall and upgrades, I was assuming the kernel and infrastructure that would be initially installed was whatever was on the netinstall iso?  And since there's been a kernel upgrade since I first downloaded and installed Daedalus I thought that might be the case with the netinstall as well.

So basically the netinstall is just the vehicle, and all the files you will install on the machine will come not from it but directly from the repo?

All depends on how you install.

If you do an offline install or deny using a mirror, you can just install whats on the iso, and the versions that are available when the iso was being built.

When you have a network connection and you have selected a mirror, you can install everything thats in the repo, and you are getting an update of the files installed from the iso free of charge.

#19 Re: Freedom Hacks » Anyone know how to make a usb mouse work? » 2023-11-21 16:37:01

I own a small wireless mouse by Trust, item no.  20322-09. It runs on 2 AAA cells. The Bluetooth? dongle is stored inside the mouse when its not used. This mouse has an on/off switch.
I am mainly using it on my laptop. It worked out of the box with Chimaera and Daedalus, in both cases LightDM/Cinnamon as DE. No special action required. I can start the laptop, and plug in the mouse when I am logged in. It works.

#21 Re: Devuan » Virtualbox 7.0... » 2023-11-18 15:53:45

VBox works fine for me, currently I am on Daedalus/kernel 6.5 with 7.0.12 from's repository. Every now and then there are teething problems with new kernels or graphics, but I would claim its perfect for my production use, i.e. pass through of USB devices and shared folders.

I started using VBox with Squeeze if I remember correctly, and I haven't got any issues with "disk full" or access problems to USB drives.

Well, I have always avoided the default of using my home drive to store the VMs. From the beginning I have had a separate partition or drive for them. Its easy to configure in the options of the Virtualbox Manager.

#22 Re: Devuan » A report about systemd on » 2023-11-09 22:06:25

nahkhiirmees wrote:

It's tricky when you install debian's packages into devuan. Might work, but might not also.

There is nothing tricky about Debian packages in Devuan. What is offered in / coming from Debian works in Devuan.
Devuan is Debian minus systemd, refer to the list of banned packages. The rest is pure Debian! Devuan just makes sure that systemd init is fully replaced by sysvinit and all the others offered, replacing what is required as base for the rest.

#23 Re: Devuan » [SOLVED] Fujitsu Lifebook U728+chimaera+Virtualbox can't enumerate usb devices » 2023-11-09 07:19:41

nahkhiirmees wrote:

How about users and groups? Should the normal_user belong to some group in order to be able to use usb-devices?

Yes. The user needs to be in the vboxusers group. This normally is established during installation of the main package.

And attention to the extension package. Its version has to match the main packages version.

#24 Re: Installation » Fujitsu Lifebook U728 + Devuan 4 » 2023-11-08 18:49:49

The normal installer can. I never use the live media for installation.

#25 Re: Devuan » A report about systemd on » 2023-11-07 14:01:43

Can't tell you how exactly the Debian build works, I'm not using it. In any case under depends there is a reference to virtualbox-dkms or similar, I think this might do the job in the background.

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