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#1 Re: Devuan » dxvk from unstable / testing branch » 2022-11-07 01:56:39

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
cretsiah wrote:

the 2 dxvk packages already exist in Debian in the unstable branch
- dxvk and dxvk-wine64-developement

and can be installed using synaptic package manager. just by adding unstable branch temporarily in to Peppermint OS Debian Base Repo settings

using peppermint OS Debian Base i was able to install it....

Do not do that, it will break your system.

Please read

when i added it, i then removed it straight after downloading those 2 specific packages ....

so frankenstein it might have been ..... probably the only thing i might have noticed was in updating  ( although that semed to go ok )

had more trouble with flatpak causing issues as referenced here … 094e80eb7/

#2 Re: Devuan » dxvk from unstable / testing branch » 2022-11-07 01:52:46

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

You have to package up the dependencies in the same way as dxvk.

I should probably have mentioned that the .orig.tar.gz, .debian.tar.xz & .dsc files are all available from the right-hand side bar on the relevant page; search function here:

Anyway I managed to get dxvk built for Debian bullseye/Devuan chimeara/PeppermintOS: … ckage=dxvk

It has several dependencies so it's best to follow the "Add repository and install manually" instructions, that should pull them all in.

The only change I had to make was to wine-development_7.11~repack-2.dsc, in which I had to specify libjpeg-dev as a dependency to solve a dilemma between that and libjpeg42-turbo-dev.

Here's the full repository so you can copy or fork it: … ppermintOS

I won't be updating this but bump the thread if you need help updating it yourself. Probably best to share a link to the repositories over at the PeppermintOS forums so they can take advantage as well.

EDIT: but post a big warning about the package breaking and killing all the kittens in the neighbourhood; backup before trying!

PMSL - kiiling all the kittens in the neighbourhood

i will give them a heads up and see what they make of it thanks

#3 Re: Devuan » dxvk from unstable / testing branch » 2022-11-05 00:58:00


the 2 dxvk packages already exist in Debian in the unstable branch
- dxvk and dxvk-wine64-developement

and can be installed using synaptic package manager. just by adding unstable branch temporarily in to Peppermint OS Debian Base Repo settings

using peppermint OS Debian Base i was able to install it....

i dont appear to have that option to even check in Devuan Base ( or at least not the down stream version )

so how do we get those packages into Devuan Base or access unstable devuan??

#4 Re: Devuan » dxvk from unstable / testing branch » 2022-11-04 09:42:45

pretty sure ive made a mess of it as some packages are not  source files

but here is a link to overview if it works … uan_debian

#5 Re: Devuan » dxvk from unstable / testing branch » 2022-11-04 08:02:43

got an unresolvable error

- libwine-development-dev i586
- libwine-development-dev x86_64

so probably need to add wine-development to the package as well

hope i added the first 3 correctly as the zip files they were

for sanity sake i should probably add these to the package

- libfaudio
- libvkd3d1

#6 Re: Devuan » dxvk from unstable / testing branch » 2022-11-04 07:20:24

AAARRGG im not a coder PMSL

ok i will try following your instructions as best i can .......

cant be any worse than the grub-pc package in LMDE 5 turning my /home driver into FAT 16 with EXT4 content ....... that is part of the reason i ended up on Peppermint OS lol .... but peppermint OS didnt do the same thing when it upgraded to grub-pc so i have no idea what the deal was......

this is as close to a script i have written because i dont know whow to write functions and if statements or anything PMSL
# original at Peppermint Forums

for gamers sanity like my self could this be turned into a script?
this is just meant to get system ready for gaming does not include game launchers
- steam
- heroic
- etc

Gamers x86 and x86_64 only

# add to Peppermint Extras option= x86 and x86_64-bit gamers 
#purpose of script to make core system ready for gaming 
# to install DXVK for gaming for gamers sanity

#phase 1 
#check graphics card type AMD or Nvidea (maybe intel dont know what the drivers are like for #this)
#check hardware Arch type
#check signed or unsigned system
#presume graphics card drivers would be installed during initial installation process

#check signed or unsigned such as uefi system just incase this causes issues
# example Ross Palmer Thread :

check hardware is x86 or x86_64 or both

IF answer=no then print message 
“ Sorry this is not available for your system at this time, please check back later after debian / devuan stable updates “ 
#if NO then terminate script with no changes to system and kill message display after 10-20-30 seconds - time limit depends on what would be considered adequate time to read message.
- Remove script and message

#phase 2
# user may have already attempted manual install of some packages so check and verify
- if user pre-installed some packages check and verify
- if good/ clean = yes
then proceed phase 4
- if good/ clean = no
- purge and re-install packages
-proceed phase 3 

#phase 3
#requires user password
if x86  yes install (aka 32-bit )
- libfaudio
- vulkan
- opengl
- libc6:i386 ( just incase assumption this doesnt already install automatically on 32-bit )
- goverlay

if x86_64 = yes (aka 64-bit )
then install
- architecture i386
- libc6:i386

# phase 4
#Temporary Add unstable / testing branch
- add to sources list unstable testing repo debian/devuan
#download DXVK and configure to debian / devuan current system bullseye
- download DXVK and configure to debian / devuan bullseye
# remove unstable / testing repo from sources list after installation we dont want to mess up our stable system.

#Phase 5
# potential system update hooks
# part 1 maybe not needed ( I dont know how it works exactly )
- if dxvk installed = yes
- then check main repo = yes
- then remove special hook for updating

#part 2
- if dxvk in main repo = no
- then check unstable /testing repo
- if unstable /testing repo = yes
- then
- temp add unstable /testing repo to sources list
- then
- if unstable / testing repo = yes
- then
- check if DXVK has been updated
- if = yes
- then update package
- if = no
- do nothing and/or  close script.

# by cretsiah older school gamer but not quite retro

#7 Devuan » dxvk from unstable / testing branch » 2022-11-04 02:27:16

Replies: 11

not sure if this where i should put this post.

trying to run games with OpenGL hasnt been great for me.....

i am using a downstream version of Devuan called PeppermintOS.

i know under debian DXVK is not accepted into stable due to not passing some arch tests

but i have an x86-64 machine and was wondering if

a) how can i backport DXVK to chimera / peppermint os for use on my system?
- i know @head_on_a_Stick suggests
- and
- I also found

b) not sure that im cluey / brainy enough to follow those instructions or how to re-interpret them for devuan testing/unstable ( im only a gui base + gamer type user )

c) if this could happen, then maybe it could be turned into a small auto install script for other simple users that have x86_64 machines?

if it is possible to backport for x86 and x86_64 machines i would probably want to rename it something like Gamers_x86_x86-64 only

#8 Re: Installation » lost basic user account i think anyway » 2020-12-30 02:19:12

my non root appears to be there..... when i look in terminal

but how do i get that user to login from the graphical login screen?

graphical login screen only gives me 1 typable space

then it changes to

however when putting the correct details in it just goes back to

if however i type
user: root
password: what ever this might be

i get my graphical desktop

#9 Installation » lost basic user account i think anyway » 2020-12-30 01:49:25

Replies: 6

Ok so using the

devuan live disk amd 64 (with refractor installer)

i successfully installed devuan.

My WIFI works

My sound not so much at the moment (gaming headset G933) doesnt show up in " lspci " although it is attached.

but the weird thing is i have the opposite problem of this thread

i can access root via gui but not the user account
i type in user then the password

and it just goes back to a blank space.

how can i fix this?
how do i check that  the user took hold during setup?

when i created the new user,
- i selected keeping root with separate password
- user can use sudo

#10 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » AMD-VI Page Fault device 2 and wifi » 2020-12-27 13:48:16


sorry about the delay

this is what Devuan KDE Bewoulf says about wifi device

Manufacturer: MediaTek
Vendor ID: 0xe8d
Product ID: 0x7610

after having moved adapter to a usb 2 port, Bewoulf found and ran wifi.

now to work on the other issue's
- missing usb 3 drivers

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 003: ID 045e:07f8 Microsoft Corp. Wired Keyboard 600 (model 1576)
Bus 007 Device 002: ID 04d9:fa56 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc. 
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 046d:0a5b Logitech, Inc. G933 Wireless Headset Dongle
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 046d:0a5d Logitech, Inc. 
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0e8d:7610 MediaTek Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

#11 Installation » install guide doesnt match install screen » 2020-10-28 03:21:12

Replies: 1

In the middle of installing

im at the stage of grub config and boot installtion

I have the the original debian looking text installer type screen (blue blackground, white writing, red square cursor)

how do I make the selection for \dev\sda  to install grub

didnt get the bios (32-bit suggested  screen show up)

#12 Hardware & System Configuration » AMD-VI Page Fault device 2 and wifi » 2020-10-27 23:02:49

Replies: 3

quick rant/story

Ok so Im here from Linux Mint, I tried the only one that I could get working effectively with wifi was LM XFCE version in compat mode, I think the Cinnamon Main and Debian suffer from the same problem when it comes to wifi.

trying to move away from win10

rant/story over

AMD FX 8320 eight core black edition 125watt
Gigabyte 970A-D3P v2 motherboard bios v3 (FC)
Radeon RX 550 4gig
adata 800 SSD 500gig MBR mode
Western Digital HDD 1 TB MBR mode
Toshiba HDD 1 TB MBR mode
USB wifi adapter MediaTek 2.4ghz/ 5ghz
Gaming Headset G933

Under the LM distro's keep getting

AMD-VI Page Fault device 2

I believe this is related to the via technologies USB 3 controller

because when you punch up


i get returned with

USB 1.1 Linux Foundation
USB 2 Linux Foundation

but nothing for USB 3 (is there a USB 3 Linux Foundation) controller ?

will the DeVuan Live usb or the desktop installer, auto setup the wifi adapter during installer?

I know Devuan is not really meant for noobs but it is that or Artix Linux and I have played with aptitude / synaptic more than pacman.

does .gdeb packages work on devuan?

intended install type is

drive 0
- win10 120gig
- Devuan / 120gig
drive 1
- windows stuff
drive 2
- Devuan /home

sorry if my questions are all over the place

and i did read head-on-a-sticks suggestion about making sure backports were on from this thread

#13 Re: Devuan Derivatives » questions about miyo and Devuan in general » 2019-01-31 09:27:47

OK so trouble Im having.....

Finally finished downloading from  (10KB/sec)

problem occurred unsure your end or mine.
problem devuan ascii 2.0 installer.iso DVD version
2 files created
devuan ascii 2.0 amd64 installer.iso (0 bytes)
devuan ascii 2.0 amd64 installer.iso.part (4.3gig)

2nd attempt
went for live iso
liveamd64.iso file size 977mgs
download fine. dumped on my multiboot usb stick
error code 60 non contiguous file

3rd attempt (currently trying) download speed 10.0KB/sec
minimal live amd64.iso

#14 Re: Off-topic » At first I thought it was insane, but then I saw who was behind it. » 2019-01-30 12:03:41

probably a bit dated....

but the OP's problem with GTK3  ahavi was maybe a Gnome Desktop Environment thing.

for example the Trinity Desktop Environment has something called Ahavi-TQt in its packages set.

not really knowing what ahavi was I went and looked it up, the impression i got was it was Potterings answer to windows home/ workgroup thing but for linux.

given most of you seemed to have uninstalled it, I was wondering if there were any specific apps/ programs that relied on it.

maybe it was meant as a dirty hack to get around ldap and samba or something?

I remember a few years ago i had trouble with those 2 (at least pretty sure it was ldap) items trying to get a linux system and windows system talking to each other and the printer, i know i ended up giving up on it.

If it was meant for what i said above maybe I could rename it and call it "whats local" PMSL.

#15 Re: Devuan Derivatives » questions about miyo and Devuan in general » 2019-01-29 22:18:44

Thanks golinux...

somehow i think i missed those particular install guides, so thanks for the reference.

as mentioned in other post 14hrs till download finish sad

cant wait to get started poking around in devuan, the waiting is killing me..

#16 Re: Devuan Derivatives » questions about miyo and Devuan in general » 2019-01-28 22:32:16

Thanks to both of you.

While i  did find some of the information available in the read me file, there was still some I didnt find.

Given the information I did find, I decided to opt for the DVD size iso. that will take 3 days to download unfortunetly.

Whilst I know Miyo and the minimal live have wifi drivers, I have had an issue with the refractor installer once before, so hadnt really been interested in the live / minimal install with that setting, I have however sometimes found for some odd reason that rebuilds have a better chance of working, I cant tell you why, maybe its just my gear being temperamentental.

wasnt worried if the packages was in an all-in-one deal or not just so long as they were available, due to the fact that some websites i am apart of or use, are still beholden to the flash format, or stupidly using a java login screen.

I know I was originally looking at a full KDE install, but no im not as sure footed on this idea after poking my nose around the KDE website.
I mean is it someone's idea of a sick joke or what??
I was looking under the PIM section and seen "CIA  commit Bot" ... what the hell,

I thought it was bad enough having to submit to "Google/Chrome Web Standards"   dont you mean international standards, no pretty sure last time i looked they had google or chrome stamped on pretty much everything.

#17 Devuan Derivatives » questions about miyo and Devuan in general » 2019-01-28 03:53:56

Replies: 10

Sorry if these seem like dumb questions

Due to my awkward local network set up,
Im wondering if MIYO is the equivalent of a Graphical NET Install with all WIFI drivers included? (my wifi dongle if it helps is an Edimax model number EW- 7711UAn)

If not could a NET Install + all WIFI drivers closed session disc be made.

to give you an example of the network:
Modem 6400 > 15 meter wifi bridge > Nighthawk 7000 > 7 meters wifi connection my computer.

to move my desktop close enough to the router (for a net install) would just be a pain in the A##@@ and getting a 15 meter cable (to keep it out kids/ wifes way would be annoying, apart from actually being able to get hold of one).

Is the Miyo Disc download a Closed Session CD/DVD (aka Contiguous File)?

Reason i ask is because i have a muti-iso-boot usb and so long as the img's are considered standard bootable cd/dvd i can just drop iso's on the usb and launch.  ive generally found img's with persistence /writable areas in them dont work.

Is there a package set that allows for Flash, Java and all Audio Video codecs? think they call it PPa's in Ubuntu and non free in debian.

is there a package that allows read/write/execute on NTFS file systems? (my stuff is on a seperate partition and its in NTFS)

Is a 50gig partition big enough for a full KDE install (ie boot, root, home, swap, etc? (providing i can access the logical drive to dump files on)

Before some one says try looking at Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Manjero, MX Linux..... I did and here is what i found:

- even before the systemD thing i had a bad habit of of breaking it.
- Sluggish (even the so called light weight versions Lubuntu, Xfce, LXDE, LXQT)
- after SystemD constant reboot required to regain wifi connections

Linux Mint
- didnt break it.
- constant loss of wifi connections (as above ubuntu)
- sluggish

Manjero Main
- Sluggish (as with Linux Mint and Ubuntu to the point of being unusable).
- not sure i had it on long enough to see if it also dropped wifi connections.
- not sure i had it on long enough to see I would break it or it would break on me.

Manjero OpenRC
- found it and then it was being dumped.
- more responsive ( by quite a considerable amount).
- no wifi drop outs.
- became part of Artix (my understanding was that it wasnt going to be a full distro as such but an Arch/Manjero version of Devuan. beware my understanding could be wrong on this though).

MX Linux
- no wifi drop outs
- usable but slow (Manjero Open RC was faster more responsive)
- updates made it sluggish (at least on 32-bit and on low end 64-bit processors)

Test Beds were
Lenovo G series 1.3ghz cpu, ati graphics, 8 gig ram 64-bit
Aldi Medion media center athlon ii 2.6ghz cpu, radeon 5670 graphics card, 4gig ram 32-bit

The system I would like to install Devuan on a 50gig partition.

AMD 4130 Quad Core 3.8ghz CPU
8 gig ram
64- bit
Nvidea GForce GTX 650

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