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#1 Re: Other Issues » startx slowwww to start when offline » 2021-09-21 08:42:11

I've just debootstraped a Debian buster system to test:

$ cat /tmp/debian/etc/hosts                                  localhost
::1             localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
ff02::1         ip6-allnodes
ff02::2         ip6-allrouters


@OP: Was that the content prior to your modifications? localhost should work just as well as the actual FQDN (AFAIK).

#2 Re: Installation » minimal installations: what is the minimal way to install sound » 2021-09-20 15:58:47

oui wrote:

why not in the dependencies of the package?

ALSA is part of the kernel. The user space utilities are already installed.

If you need help configuring it see … sound_card

#3 Re: Installation » urxvt » 2021-09-20 15:56:32

Note that rxvt-unicode will read ~/.Xdefaults if there are no resources set (ie, if ~/.Xresources does not exist). The file is read automatically on startup so there's no need to run xrdb --merge to apply any configuration changes.

The man pages are very good, especially section 7 (the configuration options).

#4 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] USB image - Access Denied error » 2021-09-11 20:38:57

Sorry OP, my posts in this thread are irrelevant — I failed to read through the thread properly before answering and didn't appreciate that you're trying to boot a USB stick rather than an installed system.

Apologies for the noise.

#5 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] USB image - Access Denied error » 2021-09-11 15:13:44

Élisabeth wrote:
Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

So did you check your boot entries?

efibootmgr -uv

No. Sorry if I'm being dense.
But I am running Windows 10 on this PC.

The equivalent command under Windows would be

bcdedit /enum bootmgr

#6 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Different su issue! » 2021-09-11 15:08:41

swarfendor437 wrote:

if I want to run Synaptic

How are you starting Synaptic?

swarfendor437 wrote:

the graphical password box reports back incorrect password - even though it works when su in terminal

Which password are you entering? I think pkexec will expect the user's password so if you're entering the root password (as you would for the su command) then it won't work.

swarfendor437 wrote:

Only just started this issue today

If the behaviour has changed recently then we should probably check your sources so please also post the output of

apt policy

#7 Re: Other Issues » recommend a good email prgram » 2021-09-10 17:43:48

James1138 wrote:

cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mozilla.list
deb … ozilla/apt all main

Leave that poor cat alone!

sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mozilla.list <<!
deb all main

And are you sure the UbuntuZilla repository is compatible with Devuan? Most PPAs aren't.

#8 Re: Installation » Could not install under UEFI with chimera netinstall » 2021-09-10 16:39:37

lea2501 wrote:

if im in UEFI mode only, the installer works normally, but i noticed that it didnt ask me about the disk to copy grub, it only says that its running grub-mkconfig or something like that, but didnt ask me the disk to implement the boot and grub, that shows when i use legacy mode.

That is the expected behaviour. UEFI systems use the EFI system partition to store GRUB's core.img (grubx64.efi) and the motherboard NVRAM to store the boot entries so there is no need to specify the target drive. The UEFI grub-install command does not expect a block device as an argument and will not recognise it if it is provided; the equivalent option for UEFI systems would be --efi-directory (pointing to the EFI system partition).

lea2501 wrote:

In UEFI only mode, also, when i reboot, it shows an error saying that i dont have any OS installed, as its like the disk doesnt have any boot installed

Did you try disabling Secure Boot? Devuan chimaera should support it but some motherboards require that .efi loaders be authorised in the firmware ("BIOS") settings first.

#9 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] USB image - Access Denied error » 2021-09-10 15:36:27

Élisabeth wrote:

You get quite a few hits if you search for
grub "Image failed to verify with ACCESS DENIED"

for example … ug/1528345

So did you check your boot entries?

efibootmgr -uv

^ That will show the .efi loader used for each entry.

#10 Re: Installation » Could not install under UEFI with chimera netinstall » 2021-09-10 15:33:21

Other potential causes of a lack of UEFI variable support and ways to fix them are listed here: … le_support

lea2501 wrote:

if i used UEDFI only, the installation did not copied grub to the installation disk

What does that mean, exactly? What actually happens when you try? What do you see in the installer? Are there any errors? If so did you check TTY4 for the full message?

If the installer proceeds without error then what happens when you start the machine up afterwards? What do you see?

#11 Re: Off-topic » Troll appreciation thread » 2021-09-09 09:00:48

I like trolling. Trolling is fun. I left fdn because they banned trolling. Bastards.

#13 Re: Installation » Can't overcome 'grub minimal edit shell' problem » 2021-09-09 08:55:05

Alternatively rename /boot/efi/EFI/devuan/ to /boot/efi/EFI/debian/ and keep the signed GRUB package so that Secure Boot will actually work.

See also … bug=925309

EDIT: corrected paths.

#15 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] KDE "Displays" settings max resolution not higher than 800x600 » 2021-09-03 21:28:23

The firmware package for AMD graphics cards is called firmware-amd-graphics.

Check dmesg to see if it's loaded and check the X.Org log for errors and to see which DDX drivers you're using. lspci -k will show the loaded kernel drivers.

#16 Re: ARM Builds » Is a Devuan build for the new Apple M1 chip possible? » 2021-09-01 15:39:50

Debian now runs on the M1: … 1058194436

The display driver works and will be added to the mainline kernel in due course.

EDIT: and the developer runs a dwm desktop. Nice.

#18 Re: Off-topic » Whonix or Kicksecure » 2021-08-30 18:11:02

Isn't their kernel installable in Devuan?

Remember to use their hardened malloc implementation too:

#19 Re: Off-topic » What other distro are you using (besides devuan)? » 2021-08-29 08:22:17

andyprough wrote:

it's just cruising along at 250mb

Is that the musl libc version? I've recently installed that myself but it's at the bare console stage atm.

#20 Re: Installation » Network Issue With Devuan » 2021-08-28 17:13:13

@Jakoline: I've just tested the Debian bullseye netinstall image and that doesn't seem to install rfkill if no desktop is selected in tasksel. Have you considered reporting this to Debian?

And for general reference:

ralph.ronnquist wrote:

Assuming the installer brought up the network, one way forward for you would be to start another installation but stop before partitioning; i.e., DON'T partition and instead use ctrl-alt-f2 to gain a shell.

In that shell, you first mount the previously installed file system partition, then chroot into that, and then install rfkill.

The Devuan beowulf netinstall ISO includes a "Rescue Mode" available from the "Advanced Options" boot sub-menu — this can be used to open a shell in an installed system without needing to mess around with chroot (or arch-chroot(8)).

More details on this here: … 06.en.html

#21 Re: Installation » Network Issue With Devuan » 2021-08-26 13:51:30

Jakoline wrote:


Are you sure? Did you try


Or perhaps even

man rfkill

See also

echo $PATH

#22 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Wicd in Chimaera (It's not, but...) » 2021-08-23 11:07:17

Is it wise to use wicd now that Python2 is obsolete? might be a better idea even if it's from experimental.

#23 Re: ARM Builds » DHCP client problems after upgrade to Chimaera » 2021-08-23 11:05:27

Have you tried removing the IPv6 configuration? Do you need IPv6?

Do static addresses work? My old router used to "run out" of DHCP slots so perhaps check that as well.

#24 Re: Other Issues » Missing LSB tags under Chimaera » 2021-08-19 05:37:33

The error message is from insserv(8) so I think it's referring to a script in /etc/init.d/ (called "cgroups"). Do you have such a script and if so does it contain the LSB headers? See the first code block on this page for an example.

And note that your changes to /etc/os-release will be overwritten if the base-files package is updated. EDIT: actually APT might ask a confusing question about it instead. That's always fun when you're in a hurry...

#25 Re: Installation » Beowulf keyboard missing keystrokes » 2021-08-17 12:52:40

bobemoe wrote:

I guess next step would be to try on Debian live?

Yes. The new bullseye images should be available now.

You can use the journal to check for errors:

journalctl --follow

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