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#3 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] how to reinstall a package needed for maintaining a system? » 2023-02-28 12:02:43

If you have acess to other computer, you can download the file and install it with dpkg. Or, in your computer, using a live system booting it off an USB drive.

#4 Re: Devuan » Increasing need for RAM » 2023-02-21 15:58:29

jue-gen wrote:

Unfortunately, nobody writes HTML in the editor these days.

I'm pretty sure that a few people in this very forum still do. And I'm one of those smile

#5 Re: Off-topic » Font , old linux rake. » 2023-02-06 08:44:06

I don't use Arial on my systems, but install it and their siblings on the systems I install for other people. I find free fonts good enough to replace Arial and so. It is a bit strage that the OP doesn't have a good replacement alias list, though.

#7 Re: Installation » ldconfig - install Brother network printer » 2023-01-31 16:19:22

skaul wrote:

root@nanoX:/home/skaul/Downloads# echo $PATH

You can try to become root from your user with the command su -. Don't miss the dash!

#8 Re: Devuan » Thank you for existing » 2023-01-21 10:56:38

Daniel_Patón wrote:

in the computer classroom that I manage for my students

I've been there. I used Debian too. I'm retired, but if I had to do it again, my choice will be Devuan.
Just for the record: I had no glitches at all in my classroom, and ParallelSSH was a good friend of mine.

#9 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] Atril print preview does not work » 2022-12-14 10:13:28

xinomilo wrote:

no relation/dependency between those 2.

Just guessing: may be one of them have a dependency needed by the other but not stated?

#10 Re: Off-topic » [SOLVED] I don't know about hardware but need a PC » 2022-12-05 10:40:06

Camtaf wrote:

Extra storage can always come in external USB drives - what other expansion were you thinking about(?).

I find suitable in my use case hot swappable SATA drive bays. Sure that USB 3.0 is fast enough to backups, but I prefere a real SATA conexion.

#11 Re: Off-topic » What are you reading/want to read ? » 2022-11-19 11:42:22

As an English student and sci-fi fan, I'm reading again 1984, but this time in English, previous one I read it in Spanish.

#12 Re: Installation » Revised migration page on www » 2022-09-19 08:59:12

auanta wrote:

wifi doesn't work anymore and I have no ethernet port.

I have an USB to ethernet adapter at hand, just in case.

#13 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » amixer-gtk » 2022-09-09 08:35:14

It looks great. Thank you for your work.

#14 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] Blank screen after netinstall of Chimaera » 2022-05-14 08:28:25

switching2Devuan wrote:

The only thing I can think of is that it could have to do with the swap partition which is also used by Debian Bullseye.

It is well known that since systemd appeared sharing swap partitions between distros in the same box is trickier that it used to be. But I don't know how can be related the swap issue with your DE problem. I see two options: 1) everything works, let's move on; 2) let's dig deeper triying to find the root of the problem. It is now up to you smile

#15 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] Blank screen after netinstall of Chimaera » 2022-05-13 09:20:12

switching2Devuan wrote:

The only thing possible was to move to a console via CTRL-ALT-Fx.

It is not a bad thing smile (It is best to use humour to clear the air, IMHO).

We can start to seek (posible) errors on the logs. First of all, could you post the output of dmesg run as root?

BTW: welcome smile

#16 Re: Freedom Hacks » Do not use pulseaudio » 2022-04-27 11:24:07

czeekaj wrote:

When trying to play a movie on a TV from the laptop. ...  I had no sound through the HDMI port so no sound out of the TV.

It can be because of the media player is bypassing the general ALSA settings. I'm not an expert on this, but I know that with VLC you can choose any output for sound, on the fly. Worth trying it.

#17 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] rsync operation takes ages » 2022-04-27 11:19:01

GlennW wrote:

I used to use an old 4 port modem/routrer as a switch.

I think that this is a really good piece of advice. I'm using right now an old router as an WiFi access point. But it the router is too old, maybe the switch could only cope with 100 Mbps. Modern routers can get up to 1Gbps. Anyone interested should check this out.

#18 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] rsync operation takes ages » 2022-04-22 15:09:20

Altoid wrote:

Probably with the same infamous Telefonica ADSL routers. 8^|

No Telefónica staff at home smile

#19 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] rsync operation takes ages » 2022-04-22 09:46:11

Altoid wrote:

That way the link from box to NAS would go through the GB router/switch and not through the telco router with the 100M ports.
Am I correct? If so, maybe just a 'dumb' desktop switch would do the trick?

My set up had been very similiar to yours, but nowadays my router is also GB; anyway: for years my router has been only 100M.

You are correct, any simple GB switch would be fine. Depending of your needs and budget, you can choose a model with 4 up to 16 ports.

Another option I used was installing a second GB network card both in the client and the server and get a direct conexion. Speed transfer was twice than through the switch, but I don't need so much speed now.

And the first copy can be very time expensive, as you are experiencing, so I do it using a SATA case attached to the main computer. It can be troublesome, but only when you set it up, later it paids off.

#20 Re: Off-topic » syntax highlighting » 2022-02-05 11:05:53

hevidevi wrote:

I was wondering what kinds of syntax highlighting folks here like and use?

I don't mind what highlighting to use, as long as there is some one! Currently I use geany and nice editor defaults syntax highlighting configurations. My only concern is using white background, I dislike dark modes. Other than that, I can use any colour scheme.

#22 Re: Other Issues » Looking for a supported document scanner » 2022-01-16 19:53:13

Altoid wrote:

I'm sorry, I understood you did not have Linux drivers.

No problem smile

Altoid wrote:
PedroReina wrote:

... can't find any utility, CLI, GUI ...

See here: … dlang=true

This is the SANE backed, it is installed in my system, but the configuration of "Scan to USB" is a different kind of thing.

Altoid wrote:

It would seem that there isn't one for Linux, but can't say I'm surprised.

We are very few users. But if we knew the protocol, we could write our own utility. It seems a very simple task.

#23 Re: Other Issues » Looking for a supported document scanner » 2022-01-16 17:53:49

Thanks for your hints. I've been already there. All your URL works, but none of them allows configuration of the "Scan to USB".

Altoid wrote:

That should (?) get you set. Please let us know if it worked.  =^)

Yes they do, but...

This means that Linux is supported. Yes, it is.

This means that you can download a deb file with the SANE backend. It works.

Altoid wrote:

Drivers available (*.deb and *.rpm packages) for both 32 and 64 bit Linux:
See here: … all&os=128

This means that you can download a deb file with the SANE backend. It works.

But I can't find any utility, CLI, GUI, free or proprietary to do this under Linux: … racion.png

Anyway, I'm happy with the scanner. It is small, not expensive and reliable.

#24 Re: Other Issues » Looking for a supported document scanner » 2022-01-16 10:13:16

rolfie wrote:

I am searching for a Linux supported document scanner

I bought a document scanner when the lockdown here is Spain. I couldn't find what I exactly wanted, but at the end this worked for me:
Brother ADS-1200

Main advantage: I use the scanner without conexion to the computer, through a USB stick.
Main problem: I cannot run any Linux program to access the configuration of the to USB scanning. I have to use other OS (proprietary).

I have used this device succesfully and extensively. YMMV.

I think that more expensive Brother models with operation panel can be fully used without proprietary OS, but I'm not sure.

#25 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Reloading wifi interface and kernel module without reboot » 2022-01-09 17:29:57

yolobro wrote:

after a suspend, the driver crashes as evident in dmesg

Could be relevant to see the message you get?

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