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#1 Other Issues » Mate (Caja) icon problem » 2020-07-05 21:43:24

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I have some old Real Player files, and the icons looked like the first screenshot. The top one is a .rm file, and Caja gave it the movie icon, even though it is only an audio file. The rest of the files are .ram, and Caja gave them the text file icon. So I thought that if maybe I assigned these types of files to be opened by SMPlayer (they weren't assigned to any app) that Caja would figure out to give them the same icon as other audio files (second screenshot), but it didn't. So I manually changed the four files to the eighth notes icon. My question is this: is there a way to tell Caja to assign the eighth notes icon to .rm and .ram files automatically? If I copy these files to any other location, they end up with the icons in the first screenshot. Thanks.



#2 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2020-06-26 12:43:42

golinux wrote:

Ron . . . have you read the Release Notes?

Thanks for the link.

#3 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2020-06-26 01:25:16

fsmithred wrote:

Ron, it sounds like you ran into the eudev bug.
Unplug and replug mouse and/or keyboard, then they'll work.

You might still have some problems after that, like no sound or no wireless, both due to kernel modules not getting loaded. All the problems go away if you stop and start eudev. (stop it and start it. restart won't fix it.)

Unplugging and replugging in the mouse and keyboard does fix that problem. But I couldn't get the sound to work. Maybe I didn't follow the instructions correctly? In any event, everything works just fine when loading the OS to RAM. So, as you wrote, I'm assuming I won't have these problems when I install the new Miyo.

#4 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2020-06-23 22:08:24


Hi Miyo. Sorry took long to reply. I have a question due to issues I had trying to run the new Miyo from the DVD. I'm wondering if my computer is too old for Devuan 3 or anything based on it. Here's why. First, for some reason I just couldn't get the computer to boot to the DVD. I never had a problem like this with earlier versions, or with other Linux OS's. I had to go into the bios and tell the computer to manually boot from the DVD (I never had to do that before). Okay, second, when I chose Live Session, it would boot up, but my keyboard and mouse wouldn't work. I tried 3 times at least, and waited long enough, but they just wouldn't work. Finally I booted to RAM (or whatever it's called) and then everything worked just fine. I guess since that worked, installing the OS shouldn't cause a problem on my computer, but of course after all this I'm a bit hesitant. What do you guys think?

Here's my computer's specs:

System:    Host: ron Kernel: 4.9.0-12-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.3.0) Desktop: MATE 1.16.2 (Gtk 3.22.11-1)
           Distro: Devuan GNU/Linux ascii
Machine:   Device: desktop System: ASUS product: All Series
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: H81M-C v: Rev X.0x BIOS: American Megatrends v: 3602 date: 03/26/2018
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium G3220 (-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 11972
           clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 813 MHz 2: 800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.9.0-12-amd64
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 416.1GB (21.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sdb model: ST3160815AS size: 160.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: Crucial_CT256MX1 size: 256.1GB
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: ASUS DRW-24F1ST   b rev: 1.00 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
           Features: speed: 48x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 234G used: 6.7G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 144 Uptime: 1:00 Memory: 439.3/3826.3MB Init: SysVinit runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 6.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.121) inxi: 2.3.5

#5 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2020-06-07 20:45:10


Just wondering, will you be uploading any new versions soon since 3.0 has become the stable release?

#7 Re: Off-topic » now requires systemd » 2020-06-01 00:07:22

nixer wrote:

Try it with http:// instead of https://.  I don't know this but I think there may be a problem with the ssl cert.

There doesn't seem to be a problem with the cert. …

#8 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Moved across time zones, clock messed up » 2020-04-22 12:11:38

xinomilo wrote:

sorry, it's :
# dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

That fixed it. Thanks.

#9 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Moved across time zones, clock messed up » 2020-04-22 11:56:29

xinomilo wrote:

what devuan version?

try changing timezone from terminal as root and see if that helps :
# dpkg --reconfigure tzdata

Tried that and got this:

dpkg: error: unknown option --reconfigure

Type dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages [*];
Use 'apt' or 'aptitude' for user-friendly package management;
Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
Type dpkg --force-help for a list of forcing options;
Type dpkg-deb --help for help about manipulating *.deb files;

Options marked [*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through 'less' or 'more' !

Using 2.1 ascii

#10 Other Issues » [SOLVED] Moved across time zones, clock messed up » 2020-04-22 01:22:57

Replies: 5

I just recently moved across the US, from the Mountain Time Zone to the Central Time Zone. I changed the time zone in settings to Central Time, then changed the time to the correct time, but on every reboot the time keeps moving one hour behind. I am using the Mate desktop. Any ideas what I'm missing?

#11 Re: Other Issues » Emojis don't show » 2020-02-27 22:15:42

GNUser wrote:

If that's true, switching your email client to UTF-16 encoding would properly display the wide characters in your friend's emails--but would cause problems displaying wide characters in emails to you from people who use UTF-8 (the de facto standard encoding these days).

That doesn't seem to be an option in preferences. FTR I asked my friend to send me an email to my Yahoo address with some emojis, and Yahoo shows them just fine.

#12 Re: Other Issues » Emojis don't show » 2020-02-27 20:20:55

GNUser wrote:

My best guess is that your friend's email client is using UTF-16 encoding, while your email client is expecting UTF-8 encoding.

Assuming that's true, is there anything on my end that can be done to fix it?

#13 Re: Other Issues » Emojis don't show » 2020-02-26 22:26:45


I wonder if uni2ascii would fix this? The description says UTF-8 to 7-bit ASCII and vice versa converter.

#14 Re: Other Issues » Emojis don't show » 2020-02-26 22:05:03


He doesn't care about things like that. But that shouldn't matter whether emojis show up on my computer, does it?

#15 Other Issues » Emojis don't show » 2020-02-26 21:31:26

Replies: 7

I have a friend who uses emojis  in emails he sends me, but they don't show up on my computer. For example, I just got one today and instead of the emoji was this \uD83D\uDE42. I use Centurylink email mostly, so I forwarded this email to my Yahoo email, and again I got \uD83D\uDE42 instead of the emoji. I thought I may have needed to add a font, so without much to go on, I installed font-symbola, but that didn't help. If it matters my friend's emails are from Outlook. Any one got any ideas?

#16 Re: Other Issues » devuan high resolution logo for a t-shirt » 2020-02-10 21:46:51


I noticed a problem with the middle image in the top link. The right side of the image is cut off. Weirdly, when I download it, it is less cut off, but still cut off.

#17 Re: Off-topic » Greetings and some questions » 2020-02-09 20:57:01


l_orontius wrote:
And on another note, I was looking at security in GNU+Linux, but the guides I found are focused on servers and not on desktop users. Could you tell me how to start on the subject of security?

Here's a link for a write-up on security. It's focused on Ubuntu and Mint, but a lot of what's written can apply to any distro.

https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c … urity.html

#19 Re: Devuan » make TDE desktop default and sothen devuan as different distro option » 2020-01-21 18:47:39


golinux wrote:
Perhaps something is getting lost in translation.  I do not always understand what you are trying to say like "sothen" in the topic of this thread.

I'm just guessing here but I think he means "so then Devuan as [will become] different [another] distro option," i.e., so then Devuan will become another distro option for people to consider.

#20 Re: Other Issues » Is VirtualBox (or alternative) in the repo? » 2020-01-12 16:11:06


Thanks to all for your help. If I have any problems, I'll be back. wink

#21 Re: Other Issues » Is VirtualBox (or alternative) in the repo? » 2020-01-11 22:46:08


In Synaptic, kvm is described as "QEMU Full virtualization on x86 hardware." My rig is 64 bit. Can I use kvm on it? Also, would a guest 64 bit OS work on it?

#22 Other Issues » Is VirtualBox (or alternative) in the repo? » 2020-01-11 19:07:36

Replies: 9

Am I missing it, or is Virtualbox not in the repo? Any alternatives in the repo?

#23 Re: Devuan » Debian considering going systemd init only » 2020-01-08 20:42:33


pj1967 wrote:
But if not, we're looking at forking at the kernel level, no?

Hyperbola already got plans just for that, albeit forking the OpenBSD kernel. I wish them success. … d-roadmap/

#24 Re: Devuan » Debian has fallen. What now? » 2019-12-28 20:00:30


yeti wrote:
Should Devuan switch to a different foundation now?

Why not be totally independent?

fsmithred wrote:
I don't forsee any immediate changes. Yesterday's vote leaves us in a slightly better position than before. There was no commitment at all to work with us. Now there is.

It wasn't my favorite proposal, but it's something we can work with. It could have been worse.

You're making the assumption that this option was put forth in good faith. I have a hard time believing that.

#25 Re: Devuan » Clarification of the relationship between Dyne and Devuan » 2019-12-01 18:13:40


As someone who is only a user of the OS, but would like to see it become one of the "big" distros, I'd say it wasn't the accusations that damaged the project, but the dumb April Fool's joke that did (in full agreement with ChuangTzu). I just hope 4 months from now nothing like this happens again.

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