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#1 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » 2021-05-12 18:57:13

Please also post your sources.list. The wifi chip may need non-free firmware. Please execute and post here.

cat /etc/apt/sources.list

rolfie

#3 Re: Other Issues » Security update delays (again) » 2021-05-05 18:58:53

Altoid wrote:
Tim Anderson @TheRegister wrote:

At the time of writing*, the packages for Debian 9 (Stretch), which is end of life but in long term support, had not yet been updated.

That would be valid for ASCII, not for Beowulf/Buster.

rolfie

#4 Re: Devuan » Unexpected - Devuan on external Nvme out-performing MX on internal » 2021-05-01 14:33:44

First of all compare data sheet read/write speeds of the NVMEs. I would guess the new large one is faster than the internal one.

I just replaced the 256G NVME WD Blue in my Aspire 5 against a 1T Crucial P5. It makes a difference.

rolfie

#5 Hardware & System Configuration » Firewall on laptop with Chimaera » 2021-05-01 13:00:12

rolfie
Replies: 5

I think I should install a firewall on my laptop, since it will be used in open networks connecting via wifi. This is a new situation for me. My desktops at home do not have a firewall installed, I rely on the one in the DSL modem and the ethernet router behind that. So far I never had any issues.

What is a recommendable firewall with an easy way to enable for wifi traffic? Is UFW/GUFW good enough and state of the art?

Thanks, rolfie

#6 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Copy files from a playlist to a USB device » 2021-04-30 19:31:38

@HOAS: thanks for that simple bash line, it did the job. 470 files and 19G of data have been copied.

That link yyou posted looks interesting, more examples than the Advanced Scripting Guide I tried to work with. Is bookmarked.

Everybody have a nice weekend.

rolfie

#7 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Copy files from a playlist to a USB device » 2021-04-30 16:54:12

My intention is just to copy the files listed in the playlist, and not all the CDs from the server. Simple reason being space available.

Thanks for the link to Stackexchange. At first sight rsync looks promising, at least it might allow for using the specs in the m3u file. I have started to fiddle with the example given there and tried to adapt it to my needs. But its not exactly going as I would expect.

As a start I have reduced the list of files to be copied to 3 to be able to test the options. And I have prepared an empty space on a drive on my workstation. I have left out the sed stuff, since the 3 test files just contain a lot of spaces. Thought that should work. Something still isn't right.

~/Musik$ rsync -a --include-from=/home/rolf/Musik/Test.m3u --include='*/' --exclude='*' /srv/Audio/ /mnt/Daten/rolf/Audio --progress --prune-empty-dirs
building file list ... 
403 files to consider
./
~/Musik$ rsync -a --files-from=/home/rolf/Musik/Test.m3u --include='*/' --exclude='*' /srv/Audio/ /mnt/Daten/rolf/Audio --progress --prune-empty-dirs
building file list ... 
rsync: link_stat "/srv/Audio/srv/Audio/CDs/Adele - Adele21/Adele - Rolling in the deep.wav" failed: No such file or directory (2)
rsync: link_stat "/srv/Audio/srv/Audio/CDs/Adele - Adele21/Adele - Set fire to the rain.wav" failed: No such file or directory (2)
rsync: link_stat "/srv/Audio/srv/Audio/CDs/Adele - Adele21/Adele - Someone like you.wav" failed: No such file or directory (2)
0 files to consider
rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous errors) (code 23) at main.c(1207) [sender=3.1.3]
~/Musik$ rsync -a --files-from=/home/rolf/Musik/Test.m3u --include='*/' --exclude='*' / /mnt/Daten/rolf/Audio --progress --prune-empty-dirs
building file list ... 0 files to consider
~/Musik$ rsync -a --files-from=/home/rolf/Musik/Test.m3u --include='*/' --exclude='*' // /mnt/Daten/rolf/Audio --progress --prune-empty-dirs
building file list ... 0 files to consider

Any idea what not right?

rolfie

#8 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] No valid automount for USB devices » 2021-04-30 13:09:40

Well, I am a happy user of Beowulf meanwhile, Mate/Cinnamon desktops both work fine for me. In the very early ASCII days when I started with Devuan, I had some issues with permissions, one of the being the same you mention here.

Here is a link to this discussions, maybe they are of some help for you: https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=2023

rolfie

#9 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Copy files from a playlist to a USB device » 2021-04-30 12:59:06

The playlist is a selection of *.wav files, grown over the years from a Winamp playlist under Windows. On the server I have stored all the ripped CDs I own, one directory per CD. And yes, the paths and file names contain whitespaces and special characters all over. I don't want to copy every single file but just the ones listed in the playlist. And about 500 files manually ......

rolfie

#10 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Copy files from a playlist to a USB device » 2021-04-30 12:38:48

Thanks for your suggestion, but the MyMusic.m3u file isn't accepted as input for the copy operation. Here are 3 lines as they appear in the file:

/srv/Audio/CDs/Adele - Adele21/Adele - Rolling in the deep.wav
/srv/Audio/CDs/Adele - Adele21/Adele - Set fire to the rain.wav
/srv/Audio/CDs/Adele - Adele21/Adele - Someone like you.wav
....

Or is is the only way to write a script that uses the file as input line by line?

rolfie

#11 Desktop and Multimedia » Copy files from a playlist to a USB device » 2021-04-30 11:20:10

rolfie
Replies: 12

Got an Audacious playlist MyMusic.m3u that lists about 500 wav files on my file server line by line. Is there an easy way to copy these wav's to a USB device?

Thanks, rolfie

#12 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] Need some support for setting up wifi correctly » 2021-04-29 11:45:39

Thank you for the suggestions. Using the network manager took care of all my issues, works like a charm. No fiddeling with routing, I can fix the wifi to the 5G band ....

Also worked again this morning.

rolfie

#13 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] Need some support for setting up wifi correctly » 2021-04-28 15:22:53

@Ralph: thanks for the input. I was so deep in digging into the wlan issues that I forgot that my company laptops always did ask me to shut down wifi when having a lan connection established. I probably need to start from scratch again.

Isn't there a tool that does this switching sort of automagically if configured accordingly? Or do I have to re-invent the wheel? Is any of the network managers of any use in this case?

Well, I think I need a break now for a day or so. My brain is confused by too many different posts describing differernt ways.

See you later alligator.

#14 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] Need some support for setting up wifi correctly » 2021-04-28 13:20:05

This laptops wifi is causing me headaches. I thought I had a working route setting yesterday evening. Today its not working any more. In addition, the wifi is not connecting on boot as the LAN connection does.

Digging in the internet showed that routing must be the issue, and I found one or the other useful hint. I modified the /etc/network/interfaces like this:

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet static
	address 10.5.5.31/24
	gateway 10.5.5.1
	# dns-* options are implemented by the resolvconf package, if installed
	dns-nameservers 10.5.5.1
	dns-search lan.atHome
	post-up ip route del default
	post-up ip route add default via 10.5.5.1 dev eth0

# WLAN @ Home
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
	address 10.5.5.32/24
	gateway 10.5.5.1
	dns-nameservers 10.5.5.1
	dns-search lan.atHome
	wpa-ssid 	        SSID
	wpa-psk		passwd
	#up route add -net 10.5.5.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 gw 10.5.5.1 dev wlan0
	#down route delete -net 10.5.5.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 gw 10.5.5.1 dev wlan0
	post-up ip route del default
	post-up ip route add default via 10.5.5.1 dev wlan0

After a # service networking --full-restart I could ping the DSL modem and use FF to call up some pages.

Today the wifi does not really like to start up. I can get it to start up by a series of ifup wlan0 and ip link set wlan0 up, but I haven't found a clue why its not working sometimes. Also restarting the service fails, and the route always is via eth0.

Errors I am getting:
On ifup I get RTNETLINK: file exists, failed to bring up wlan0.
On the restart of the service I get: wpa_supplicant daemon failed to start, exited with return code 1.

I am a bit exhausted in the moment.

rolfie

BTW: is there a toolkit that allows to use the functions keys of the laptop that are triggered by FN-Fx under Windows in the same way in Debian/Devuan?

#15 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] Need some support for setting up wifi correctly » 2021-04-27 18:04:10

For the time being, I will stick with the static adressing. Thats not the issue. And I don't want to switch my complete home network from static to dynamic adresses right now. No time for this.

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

I think the RTNETLINK error is because the gateway is defined twice.

Try using DHCP for the wireless interface.

Yes, can confirm this. BUUUT: when I remove the gateway definition in the wlan0 section, I can't get the interface to wake up again. Has cost me several minutes not to say hours now. So I have the message back and the wlan0 at least being recognised agaion by the router. Also I have looked a bit deeper into the routing issue and found one or the other bit of information in the internet. Unfortunatley, a lot of the stuff seems to be outdated, syntax no more correct .....

Made a little step forward by adding a route for wlan0:

route add -net 10.5.5.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 gw 10.5.5.1 dev wlan0
# route
Kernel-IP-Routentabelle
Ziel            Router          Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
default         fritz.box       0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 eth0
localnet        fritz.box       255.255.255.0   UG    0      0        0 wlan0
localnet        0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 eth0
localnet        0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 wlan0
link-local      0.0.0.0         255.255.0.0     U     1000   0        0 eth0

Now a few pings do work:

# ping -c 3 10.5.5.1
PING 10.5.5.1 (10.5.5.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 10.5.5.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=6.15 ms
64 bytes from 10.5.5.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=6.77 ms
64 bytes from 10.5.5.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=4.38 ms

--- 10.5.5.1 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2004ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 4.384/5.768/6.770/1.010 ms
# ping -c 3 8.8.8.8 
PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) bytes of data.
From 10.5.5.31 icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
From 10.5.5.31 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From 10.5.5.31 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable

--- 8.8.8.8 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 2050ms
pipe 3
# ping google.com -c 3
PING google.com(fra16s56-in-x0e.1e100.net (2a00:1450:4001:82f::200e)) 56 data bytes
64 bytes from fra16s56-in-x0e.1e100.net (2a00:1450:4001:82f::200e): icmp_seq=1 ttl=119 time=19.3 ms
64 bytes from fra16s56-in-x0e.1e100.net (2a00:1450:4001:82f::200e): icmp_seq=2 ttl=119 time=18.4 ms
64 bytes from fra16s56-in-x0e.1e100.net (2a00:1450:4001:82f::200e): icmp_seq=3 ttl=119 time=20.4 ms

--- google.com ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2004ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 18.355/19.366/20.437/0.850 ms
# ping www.spiegel.de -c 3
PING aacfb9d106f4.link11.de (128.65.210.180) 56(84) bytes of data.
From rh031.lan.beiHeinrichs (10.5.5.31) icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
From rh031.lan.beiHeinrichs (10.5.5.31) icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From rh031.lan.beiHeinrichs (10.5.5.31) icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable

--- aacfb9d106f4.link11.de ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 2056ms
pipe 3

As it looks like now I can ping the DSL router, and a few things work on the internet. Strangely enough the 8.8.8.8 did not work, while google.com was resolved. Also tried to call up the magazine Spiegel with Firefox, adress isn't resolved. No idea why not.

Something still isn't right.

Also tried to add some routing ruies to the interfaces file, does not seem to work as expected.

up route add -net 10.5.5.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 gw 10.5.5.1
down route delete -net 10.5.5.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 gw 10.5.5.1

Where do I need to go from here?

rolfie

#16 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] Need some support for setting up wifi correctly » 2021-04-27 15:46:10

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

EDIT: I presume wpa-sssid & wpa-psk have the actual SSID & password filled in (rather than SSID & passwd)?

Yes, I have removed the real contents and replaced it with dummy data. As I mentioned, the DSL router (a AVM Fritzbox 7580) sees my laptop (after some struggle) and also tells me which frequency the laptop is using. Also the IP is present.

rolfie

#17 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] Need some support for setting up wifi correctly » 2021-04-27 15:43:27

rfkill tells me now:

# rfkill list all
0: hci0: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
1: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
2: acer-bluetooth: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
3: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no

Seems I am also having issues with powersave, and I have no idea how to wake up the wifi when its sleeping. After a fresh reboot:

# ip a
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: eth0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state DOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/ether b4:a9:fc:f0:49:e9 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 10.5.5.31/24 brd 10.5.5.255 scope global eth0
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
3: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state DOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 94:08:53:88:fe:3f brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 10.5.5.32/24 brd 10.5.5.255 scope global wlan0
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
# ip link set wlan0 up
# ifup wlan0
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
ifup: failed to bring up wlan0
# ip link set wlan0 up
# ip a
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: eth0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state DOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/ether b4:a9:fc:f0:49:e9 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 10.5.5.31/24 brd 10.5.5.255 scope global eth0
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
3: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 94:08:53:88:fe:3f brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 10.5.5.32/24 brd 10.5.5.255 scope global wlan0
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 fe80::9608:53ff:fe88:fe3f/64 scope link tentative 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
# ip r
default via 10.5.5.1 dev eth0 onlink linkdown 
10.5.5.0/24 dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src 10.5.5.31 linkdown 
10.5.5.0/24 dev wlan0 proto kernel scope link src 10.5.5.32 
169.254.0.0/16 dev eth0 scope link metric 1000 linkdown 
# ping -c 3 10.5.5.1
PING 10.5.5.1 (10.5.5.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
From 10.5.5.31 icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
From 10.5.5.31 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From 10.5.5.31 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable

--- 10.5.5.1 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 2054ms
pipe 3
# ping -c 3 8.8.8.8
PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) bytes of data.
From 10.5.5.31 icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
From 10.5.5.31 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From 10.5.5.31 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable

--- 8.8.8.8 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 2034ms
pipe 2
# ping -c 3 google.com
ping: google.com: Temporärer Fehler bei der Namensauflösung

Directly after the reboot the wifi is down. I have to wake it up, then the 5G connection is opened.

The if r brings an interesting fact to daylight:

169.254.0.0/16 dev eth0 scope link metric 1000 linkdown

What is that? I am sure I never set this anywhere.

Edit: found an entry in the /etc/networks file: link-local 169.254.0.0. There are also some entries in /etc/network/-subdirs that refer to avahi. The scripts also contain a reference to these adresses.

Somewhere a route is specified that does only work with eth0.

Suggestions?

Rolf

#18 Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] Need some support for setting up wifi correctly » 2021-04-27 15:00:00

rolfie
Replies: 15

For the first time in my life I have bought a laptop for private use in expectation of a longer absence from home. All my network knowhow is based on wired LAN with fixed IPs in my home network. Now I am struggeling to get wifi to work.

The laptop is an Acer Aspire 5 with a AMD 4500U CPU filled with the Chimaera alpha, running Mate desktop on an encrypted LVM. Setup was done with wired LAN. Looks like all the required firmware is loaded.

# lspci -vv

04:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 32)
	Subsystem: Lite-On Communications Inc QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
	Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 79
	IOMMU group: 11
	Region 0: Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2M]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
		Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
	Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/8 Maskable+ 64bit-
		Address: fee00000  Data: 0000
		Masking: 000000fe  Pending: 00000000
	Capabilities: [70] Express (v2) Endpoint, MSI 00
		DevCap:	MaxPayload 256 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s unlimited, L1 <64us
			ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE+ FLReset- SlotPowerLimit 0.000W
		DevCtl:	CorrErr- NonFatalErr- FatalErr- UnsupReq-
			RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
			MaxPayload 256 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes
		DevSta:	CorrErr- NonFatalErr- FatalErr- UnsupReq- AuxPwr+ TransPend-
		LnkCap:	Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Exit Latency L0s <4us, L1 <64us
			ClockPM+ Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot- ASPMOptComp+
		LnkCtl:	ASPM L1 Enabled; RCB 64 bytes, Disabled- CommClk+
			ExtSynch- ClockPM+ AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
		LnkSta:	Speed 2.5GT/s (ok), Width x1 (ok)
			TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
		DevCap2: Completion Timeout: Not Supported, TimeoutDis+ NROPrPrP- LTR+
			 10BitTagComp- 10BitTagReq- OBFF Via message, ExtFmt- EETLPPrefix-
			 EmergencyPowerReduction Not Supported, EmergencyPowerReductionInit-
			 FRS- TPHComp- ExtTPHComp-
			 AtomicOpsCap: 32bit- 64bit- 128bitCAS-
		DevCtl2: Completion Timeout: 50us to 50ms, TimeoutDis- LTR- OBFF Disabled,
			 AtomicOpsCtl: ReqEn-
		LnkCap2: Supported Link Speeds: 2.5GT/s, Crosslink- Retimer- 2Retimers- DRS-
		LnkCtl2: Target Link Speed: 2.5GT/s, EnterCompliance- SpeedDis-
			 Transmit Margin: Normal Operating Range, EnterModifiedCompliance- ComplianceSOS-
			 Compliance De-emphasis: -6dB
		LnkSta2: Current De-emphasis Level: -6dB, EqualizationComplete- EqualizationPhase1-
			 EqualizationPhase2- EqualizationPhase3- LinkEqualizationRequest-
			 Retimer- 2Retimers- CrosslinkRes: unsupported
	Capabilities: [100 v2] Advanced Error Reporting
		UESta:	DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
		UEMsk:	DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
		UESvrt:	DLP+ SDES+ TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
		CESta:	RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- AdvNonFatalErr-
		CEMsk:	RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- AdvNonFatalErr+
		AERCap:	First Error Pointer: 00, ECRCGenCap- ECRCGenEn- ECRCChkCap- ECRCChkEn-
			MultHdrRecCap- MultHdrRecEn- TLPPfxPres- HdrLogCap-
		HeaderLog: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
	Capabilities: [148 v1] Virtual Channel
		Caps:	LPEVC=0 RefClk=100ns PATEntryBits=1
		Arb:	Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128-
		Ctrl:	ArbSelect=Fixed
		Status:	InProgress-
		VC0:	Caps:	PATOffset=00 MaxTimeSlots=1 RejSnoopTrans-
			Arb:	Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128- TWRR128- WRR256-
			Ctrl:	Enable+ ID=0 ArbSelect=Fixed TC/VC=ff
			Status:	NegoPending- InProgress-
	Capabilities: [168 v1] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
	Capabilities: [178 v1] Latency Tolerance Reporting
		Max snoop latency: 0ns
		Max no snoop latency: 0ns
	Capabilities: [180 v1] L1 PM Substates
		L1SubCap: PCI-PM_L1.2+ PCI-PM_L1.1+ ASPM_L1.2+ ASPM_L1.1+ L1_PM_Substates+
			  PortCommonModeRestoreTime=50us PortTPowerOnTime=10us
		L1SubCtl1: PCI-PM_L1.2- PCI-PM_L1.1+ ASPM_L1.2- ASPM_L1.1+
			   T_CommonMode=0us LTR1.2_Threshold=0ns
		L1SubCtl2: T_PwrOn=10us
	Kernel driver in use: ath10k_pci
	Kernel modules: ath10k_pci

# iw dev
phy#0
	Interface wlan0
		ifindex 3
		wdev 0x1
		addr 94:08:53:88:fe:3f
		ssid SSID
		type managed
		channel 6 (2437 MHz), width: 20 MHz, center1: 2437 MHz
		txpower 20.00 dBm
		multicast TXQ:
			qsz-byt	qsz-pkt	flows	drops	marks	overlmt	hashcol	tx-bytes	tx-packets
			0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0		0

# ip link show
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: eth0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state DOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/ether b4:a9:fc:f0:49:e9 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP mode DORMANT group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 94:08:53:88:fe:3f brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

   
One problem is that the interface does not react to ip link set wlan0 up. The following two seem to do the job. First of all the wifi is enabled in the 5 GHz range, after a while it drops to the 2.4GHz range. ifup throws an error. Is that normal?

# ifup wlan0
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
ifup: failed to bring up wlan0
# ip link set wlan0 up

The laptop is seen on my DSL router with its IP, but I can't ping the router nor get any internet connection. Whats wrong, what am I missing?

Contents of /etc/network/interfaces

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet static
	address 10.5.5.31/24
	gateway 10.5.5.1
	# dns-* options are implemented by the resolvconf package, if installed
	dns-nameservers 10.5.5.1
	dns-search lan.atHome

# WLAN @ Home
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
	address 10.5.5.32/24
	gateway 10.5.5.1
	dns-nameservers 10.5.5.1
	dns-search lan.atHome
	wpa-ssid 	SSID
	wpa-psk		passwd
	
From resolv.conf:
search lan.atHome
nameserver 10.5.5.1

Thanks for your feedback, rolfie

#19 Re: Devuan » Devuan 4 Alpha Installer Iso's » 2021-04-24 19:40:36

Filled an Acer Aspire 5 with a Ryzen 5 4500U CPU and the iso from 16th. Had to fight the Bios to disable Secure Boot. Got Mate desktop working, OpenRC as init system. The boot stick was generated with rufus 3.13 from a Win7 PC.

Issues and observations: The Aspire 5 has no more CSM mode, its pure UEFI now. The installation works in efi mode, the efivars are present during the installation process. After the first boot I tried to write a modified efi entry with grub-install --bootloader-id=... and then tried to remove the original debian entry. efibootmgr told me that efivars are not supported. After a second attempt I found out that everything works fine when I mount the efivars manually. Since them all boots went fine with efivars mounted automagically.

On a soft start this laptop does not show any efi entry in the boot menu, its only present after a cold start.

rolfie

#20 Re: Other Issues » How to get rid of Swap file during installation... » 2021-04-17 12:05:11

Sailor17 wrote:

Oh men! The problem is almost sitting in front of the system.

I would underline that.

You are NOT doing everything manually, you still use guided procedures. This option "Manual" in the installer is just an entry point. Select the device listed and play around with all options until you understand how to set everything according to your needs. Since its a VM you can't damage anything. If you fail, you can easily start again from the beginning.

rolfie

#22 Hardware & System Configuration » USB camera for video conferences » 2021-04-16 13:08:05

rolfie
Replies: 1

Which camera can easily be snapped to a monitor and is working fine with conference software like Zoom, Jitsu etc?

Thank you for suggestions, rolfie

#23 Re: Other Issues » How to get rid of Swap file during installation... » 2021-04-16 11:17:32

Hi Hans,

some comments from somebody who has installed many distros in VBox over the years.

Sailor17 wrote:

I've installed devuan on VirtualBox. VDI with 32 MB dynamic memory allocation.

Are you sure you are talking about MB? Or do you mean GByte?

Anyway, my suggestion for a working VM that dynamically expands without issues if required:
As memory assign at least 4 GByte RAM, better 8 or 16GByte, depending on whats available on your HW.
Use one VDI file, 32 GByte, dynamically allocated.

When running the installer, use MANUAL PARTITIONING, don't use the guided procedures. After a few intermediate steps, assign the VDI drive completely to /, no sub-structure. You will get asked if you want to continue without using swap.

I would use a LVM and assign one logical volume for swap with the same amount as the memory available to the VM.

rolfie

#24 Desktop and Multimedia » Cinnamon and icon positions » 2021-04-05 20:33:02

rolfie
Replies: 2

Testing with Cinnamon desktop (saw this also with Beowulf).

Since I first started to use a graphical desktop back in the 80's, I am used to have the primary panel on top of the screen. This is why I moved the Cinnamon panel to the top of the screen. I also have enabled the Computer, the Waste Basket and the Home Drive as icons on the screen.

Well, problem #1 is:
I do arrange the icons manually on the grid so that they have a reasonable distance to the top.

When I reboot, my order is spoiled, not always, but most of the time. Sometimes the topmost icon is interfering with the panel (partially hidden), sometimes its just moved closer to the panel, sometimes they are reverted in order, i.e. the Waste basket is on the top, the Computer is moved down.

Problem #2 is:
When I plug in USB devices, my camera, a USB drive, the icons often are placed in spots that are already occupied. I have two icons in the same spot.

What can I do to avoid these issues?

Thanks, rolfie

#25 Re: Installation » Devuan and Secure Boot » 2021-04-04 14:06:47

Beowulf itself is not the issue. I have got 4 mainboards running EFI mode, GPT partitioning and no Secure Boot, 3 of them pure EFI/no CSM. But they are all no laptops.

Give it a try. Maybe we can help.

rolfie

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