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#1 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Choosing an email client » 2020-08-20 13:25:37

Ron wrote:

Another option is Interlink Mail & News: https://binaryoutcast.com/projects/interlink/

Is this available in Devuan? I don't see a package for it in Synaptic Package Manager.

#2 Off-topic » Learning Linux » 2020-06-08 18:01:12

seeker
Replies: 7

I have poked around with Linux from time to time but do not have an in-depth of understanding of it. Somewhere I have an old copy of a thick Red Hat book (talks about setting up modems it is so old), Running Linux, and an early copy of A Practical Guide To Linux. Someone once recommended something called From Power Up To Bash Prompt.

Are these books still relevant to understanding Linux, or are there better books to recommend for modern systems?

#3 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [Solved] ALSA for Dummies? » 2020-06-08 17:31:10

I did try installing Pulseaudio, but it did not work either.

Found https://www.seehuhn.de/pages/alsa.html which mentions /etc/asound.conf. No such file existed so I created one with the following contents:

# Sound card informtion from 'aplay -l' :
# 
#**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
#card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
#  Subdevices: 1/1
#  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
#card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1]
#  Subdevices: 1/1
#  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
#card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 8: HDMI 2 [HDMI 2]
#  Subdevices: 1/1
#  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
#card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 9: HDMI 3 [HDMI 3]
#  Subdevices: 1/1
#  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
#card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 10: HDMI 4 [HDMI 4]
#  Subdevices: 1/1
#  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
#card 1: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC3235 Analog [ALC3235 Analog]
#  Subdevices: 0/1
#  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0



defaults.ctl.card 1
defaults.pcm.card 1
defaults.timer.card 1

Rebooted and now I have sound. My guess was correct that it was defaulting to Card 0, which is HDMI. Thank you golinux and Head_on_a_Stick.

#4 Hardware & System Configuration » [Solved] ALSA for Dummies? » 2020-06-08 15:25:44

seeker
Replies: 4

Beowulf blitzed my sound, and I am having difficulty getting it operational again. The line is commented out for Pulseaudio per the Release Notes. This command produces pink noise:

speaker-test -D default:PCH -c 2

alsamixergui lists HDA Intel HDMI as the "Card:", but there is no method to switch it. I think this has to be toggled somewhere, but I am not having any luck finding the correct place. Is there an ALSA for Dummies page somewhere that goes through setting it up and configuring it? I guess Pulseaudio was running the sound before.

#5 Re: Off-topic » your irc client » 2019-11-18 20:27:31

ToxicExMachina wrote:
seeker wrote:
xunilog wrote:

You're sticking with IRC? Not interested in tox?
Both the qtox and utox clients are multiplatform https://tox.chat/clients.html

I'm intrigued by tox, have tested both the client apps I mentioned above, but I'm not actively using 'em (nor IRC).

Are either of these available through the available packages? I have looked for "qtox" but it is not found in Synaptic. Just using the "tox" keyword does not bring back any names I recognize.

Tox is dead. I wouldn't recommend to waste time on it. It's insecure and half-working solution. Tox also can't replace IRC.

What does everyone recommend as a replacement?

#6 Re: Off-topic » your irc client » 2019-11-18 01:02:54

xunilog wrote:

You're sticking with IRC? Not interested in tox?
Both the qtox and utox clients are multiplatform https://tox.chat/clients.html

I'm intrigued by tox, have tested both the client apps I mentioned above, but I'm not actively using 'em (nor IRC).

Are either of these available through the available packages? I have looked for "qtox" but it is not found in Synaptic. Just using the "tox" keyword does not bring back any names I recognize.

#7 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Secure Boot » 2019-09-02 00:44:21

I was wondering if it is worthwhile to convert my traditional boot install to a UEFI boot install. Not sure if there are any advantages.

#8 Off-topic » Rust install? » 2019-08-01 23:47:53

seeker
Replies: 4

I was looking at the Rust language book and it recommends using installing the tools using a command line tool, versus a package. Is installing Rust through the packages going to provide the same tools? I have never used this before, so I don't know which would be the preferred method.

#9 Other Issues » Root terminal without password » 2019-03-12 00:47:17

seeker
Replies: 2

I have installed (I think) Devuan Ascii with LXQT and sddm. Whenever I start a root terminal, it launches without prompting for a password. a dialog says that my system is configured to do this. Does anyone know how to force it to request a password? Other applications, like Synaptic Package Manager do prompt for the root credentials.

#10 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Devuan on SSD » 2019-03-03 02:13:38

F_Sauce wrote:

Hei!

I don't know why you do not want a SWAP partition, however, SSDs works quite fine with Devuan; just remember to set it, the drive/partition, up with the parameter «discard».
To my knowledge, I would ignore any «discreet» variables if not specifically needed.

Cheers,
Olav

The thread referenced further up in this thread mentions not using a swap partition. The whole thing is rather confusing. I just want to ensure a long life in the drive.

#11 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Devuan on SSD » 2019-03-01 02:57:20

Since I have not done an install for a long time, I searched for videos on it. Rex Kneisley a.k.a. Crypto Dad walks through the process. I can probably figure out what I need from there. Thank you for the suggestions.

#12 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Devuan on SSD » 2019-02-26 01:02:31

I have read through that thread, but I don't understand how to tell the installer not to set up a swap partition on the drive. I tried using the Expert Install, and it wants to add a swap partition of 8.5 GB. There is no way to click on that partition and delete it from the settings before it tries writing to the disk.

#13 Hardware & System Configuration » Devuan on SSD » 2019-02-22 00:43:01

seeker
Replies: 13

I am planning on putting Devuan Ascii on a used Dell E7450. This machine has 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD. Does anyone know of the Devuan installer detects SSDs and sets them up with the recommended settings? There are a few threads in this forum that mention not to use discreet. Does that mean that nodiscreet should be in the fstab? How about the other suggestion to set up a initrd? Is 8 GB going to prevent that from being an option?

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