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#1 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » kernel -- immutable - DEFECT in 6.0 onwards or hardened » 2024-06-11 22:51:38

Just a guess.

Maybe the issue is related to this?

That link to the asus forum is just a guess. It may be informative but still doesn't address the issue. Not a technical response, just an opinion from a more experienced user, imho.

For instance,
1. when I had the nvme drive in the 2nd slot I could format and install the os, but the mobo bios would not boot from it.
2. Using the nvme does not turn off the sata 5 & 6, ...I have 6 sata slots with 5 hdd's, (3 ssd's and 2 Hdd's) all are working.
3. It wasn't untill I moved the nvme drive to slot 1 AND enabled the nvme chipset in bios that the drive became available for booting the system.

Sorry for being vague, I had thought my problem was from overheating the nvme drive because I had it installed outside the heatsink cover.
I had that drive installed in the system, but unused for about 4 weeks until I figured my easy install method was holding me back from getting the nvme drive to boot. I could install the OS but not boot from the drive. The installer program was able to find the drive and do all kinds of tests except boot.

The user manual is not a service manual with technician notes... The service notes never make it to the public forum, otherwise we would not need them (ASUS service department) to repair systems as much. Just my 2cents worth.

I'm glad you got it working. All the best.

#2 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2024-06-07 22:12:06

Please keep the jokes coming.

Would be nice if there was a constantly updated page detailing the highest priority items to be done, and how exactly to get started on it.

I think that is a very good idea, perhaps it could be called "The ToDo List".

I haven't any experience in packaging or mirroring either, but I've built kernels and other software from source in previous days.

Generally, I don't install any 'dev' packages unless I really need them.

#3 Re: DIY » init script for stubby » 2024-06-03 22:46:41

I don't use sudo, you might be better off starting a new thread with your question. All the best.

#4 Re: Off-topic » What are you reading/want to read ? » 2024-06-03 22:44:06

Narcotopia, Patrick Winn... just got this one, it's about the golden triangle and the drug manufacturing trade there.

The Myth Of Normal, Gabor Mate'. About trauma and recovery and culture.

#5 Re: DIY » init script for stubby » 2024-06-03 03:33:32

Hi, in case you are waiting for HoaS to reply, he hasn't been on these forums for a while.

#6 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] Chimaera to Daedalus upgrade broke WINE » 2024-05-24 22:27:38

Hi, I haven't had this problem, but I wonder if the app "symlinks" may help.

I use it with this...

symlinks -csrv /

symlinks --help to see the options

Either that, or reinstalling wine to reconnect the links with the system.

#7 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » kernel -- immutable - DEFECT in 6.0 onwards or hardened » 2024-05-15 03:05:16

Hi, I have a similar mobo, Asus ROG strig x470-F gaming, and had a problem with the nvme when attached to the external (outside the heatsink) slot.

It wasn't untill I moved the nvme stick to the first slot (under the heatsink, and mounting points) that it was recognised by grub and possibly the install program as well, been a while now, so I forget the exact details.

Your description is very interesting. I thought I had a heating problem, and it may well have been, but I do remember it was a complicated issue.

#8 Re: Off-topic » Music » 2024-05-12 01:37:40

Billy Strings - Away From The Mire - Live in New Orleans - 12.30.2023

Amazing bluegrass. on youtube...

#9 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2024-05-09 23:41:35

Thank you for making me smile again @quickfur... I hope you're well. And I wish for you peace, & have a good weekend too.

#10 Re: Other Issues » KDE login oddity » 2024-05-05 23:20:05

Hi, it's probably waiting for network shares, time (ntp) and dhcp. Kde is a networking office environment... imo

I don't have your problem, It could be that I turn off all services non-related to a single pc.

#11 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Broken link fix? » 2024-05-05 23:13:45

I also had two versions installed...

apt list | grep installed | grep "openjdk"
openjdk-11-jre-headless/oldstable-security,now 11.0.23+9-1~deb11u1 amd64 [installed,automatic]
openjdk-17-jre-headless/stable-security,now 17.0.11+9-1~deb12u1 amd64 [installed,automatic]

So, I tried to get rid of it...

root@GamesBox:/root  nala purge openjdk-11-jre-headless
  Package:                                                    Version:                                                                                                       Size:  
  openjdk-11-jre-headless                                     11.0.23+9-1~deb11u1                                                                                         175.7 MB  
 Purge 1 Packages                                                                                                                                                                   
 Disk space to free  175.7 MB   
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] 
╭─ Purging Packages ───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╮
│Removing:   openjdk-11-jre-headless:amd64 (11.0.23+9-1~deb11u1) 

Well, that's 175Mb recovered space. And who knows what kinds of adventures... I would only install it if I was programming, I'm not.

thanks for the heads-up.

#12 Re: Documentation » How to: Devuan 5 Daedalus an pipewire » 2024-04-23 22:30:18

@mirrortokyo: HoaS's scripting solution may be found all over the net, I wouldn't know where to start, am just the messenger.

I like your solution Steve, looks nice and tidy and repeatable from install to install.

Thank you

#13 Re: Off-topic » What are you reading/want to read ? » 2024-04-18 22:45:58

I just got a copy of Hacking Exposed, Linux 3rd edition.

600 pages, ...

I thought I should share, this book edition was published in 2008, so it's not that current...

Kernel 2.4, netfilter, iptables (no nftables) and many of the links are old as well.

just a heads-up... it's quite expensive for a history story.

#14 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Nala, a new cli package manager replacement for dpkg and apt » 2024-04-18 22:32:41

It's sad that journalist's (feel they )have to work this way now-a-days.

It's so cheap and easy to spread mis-information by just copying words to sell add space.
It's like cheating on an exam, whatever you get wrong on the test, they can blame someone else, but still want to be paid for the copy.

Any way, I like the colours.

Nala update shows "no change" in green, "updated" in blue and "errors" in red in a tidy format.

Saves scanning all the text for important warnings.

I saw that "apt" post in the Reg as well.

#15 Re: Off-topic » Music » 2024-04-13 23:23:25

My friend bashed out Me and My Uncle, by the Grateful Dead the other day and I hooked on the vibes of this guitar and story telling.

Never really listened to them before this, although some of my friends suggested I should.
Not sure what they were referring to, my playing or writing, maybe both.

#16 Re: Off-topic » What are you reading/want to read ? » 2024-04-10 23:07:10

I just finish Ephraim Mattos' book, City Of Death.

A great story of  Humanitarian Warriors.

I found it difficult to put it down.

#17 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Nala, a new cli package manager replacement for dpkg and apt » 2024-04-02 23:24:38

Hi, There are many more package managers available than I knew about.

BTW, I read it in a Linux Magazine April 2024. Maybe they were filling space.

#19 Hardware & System Configuration » Nala, a new cli package manager replacement for dpkg and apt » 2024-03-31 23:41:08

Replies: 17

Hi, I came across this information yesterday (Sunday 31st of March, here in Australia)

It's a command line package manager (install, remove, purge, update, upgrade)

which is capable of displaying more info (in colour on the command line) and do more if configured (/etc/nala/nala.conf)
and it is basically, a replacement for apt, apt-get and uses very similar commands.

It's in the Daedalus repo.

here is a generic copy of the story...(I can't remember where I saw it first, /. or "the register")

here is what the config looks like for your info...


## Configuration file for Nala
# Set to false to disable scrolling text
scrolling_text = true

# Set to true for a more condensed transaction summary
simple_summary = false

# Set to false to disable auto auto-removing
auto_remove = true

# Set to false to disable auto updating the package list
# when running the upgrade command
auto_update = true

# Set to true Nala will list the upgradable packages automatically after `update`
#update_show_packages = false
update_show_packages = true

# Set to true and Nala will always assume yes
assume_yes = false

# Set to true for `MiB` false for `MB`
filesize_binary = false

# Set to true for `MegaBit` false for `MegaByte`
transfer_speed_bits = false

## Pre and Post install hooks allow you to run scripts or commands
## Before or After an install, upgrade and remove
## The `hook` key will run after every transaction
# hook = "/general/hook/"

## You can use a package name to run a specific hook
## Only if that package has been altered
# nala = "apt show nala"

## Additionally you can use a wildcard*
# "linux-image-5*-amd64" = "/hook/for/"

# hook = "/general/hook/"
# nala = "apt show nala"
# "linux-image-5*-amd64" = "/hook/for/"

## You can also setup Nala to pass arguments to your hook.
## It can be done inline style like so
# neofetch = { hook = "/home/username/", args = ["name", "version"] }

## You can also use the longer form
# [PostInstall.neofetch]
# hook = "/home/volitank/"

## Arguments are given to the hook in the order they exist in the array below
# args = [
# 	"name", # The name of the package. Arch is appended for non-native arches
# 	"fullname", # Full name of the package "neofetch:amd64"
# 	"architecture", # This will be the arch of the candidate version or "None"
#	"version", # This will be the version string of the candidate version or "None"

## To pick information from a specific version you can use the following syntax
# 	"candidate.version", # Version string of the candidate version or "None"
# 	"installed.version", # Version string of the installed version or "None"
# 	"installed.architecture", # Arch of the installed version or "None"
# ]

I love new stuff, and this looks good.

#20 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] mtp-tool will not start » 2024-03-26 23:22:56

Hi Devur

The version symbol >= "greater than or equal to" looks correct. it maybe something else.

I do not have this installed, but as to where the packages are found on the install iso...

from a usb device...


I've just updated and upgraded today and libc6 was in the list of packages... But I think your versions are OK.

I hope this helps

#21 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] FAILURE to Initiate Xorg or startx and therefore no GUI for my new ins » 2024-03-26 22:55:09

Hi, when you do get to a tty, have you seen any errors about seatd? Because I found with a clean install seatd was not installed and the sddm would fail to show up and startx would not work either.

Once I installed seatd everything worked again. This was with kde/plasma desktop.

One other thing that may help... add console=tty12 to your grub line... I also add vga=794 to make the font smaller in-case the video module hasn't started, just makes it readable, for me. And may give more clues when it won't start properly.

#22 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] modprobe: FATAL module not found » 2024-03-26 02:35:20

Hi, I also get similar module errors in the logs, but when I investigate further I find the system has loaded the module a bit later.

#23 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2024-03-26 02:31:25

hahahaha! That's some good ones... thank you for the laugh.

#24 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio (rev 21) » 2024-03-26 02:29:49

Yes, wireplumber acts as the (multimedia) server for pipewire that pulse did before.

#25 Re: Installation » Fujitsu Lifebook U728 + Devuan 4 » 2024-03-26 02:25:36

Hi, I saw this web artical on initrd and initramfs that may be informative in your case...

you might also check what services are running as something is probably waiting for a signal before the shutdown/reboot sequence can be finished.

btw, I usually use the login manager sddm for rebooting (I don't use sudo) or logging out and shutting down, but

when I'm stuck (with a frozen mouse), I ctrl-alt-F1-to-12 tty, depending on what is accessible and issue a ctrl-alt-del to reboot or

"shutdown -r now" if the console is already logged in. -r to reboot, or -h to halt.

imo, initramfs speeds up loading of kernel modules by not having to scan the devices before-hand, saving a few seconds.

The other thing I have come across is that after researching and configuring BT modules (and firmware) I could do

update-initramfs -u -k all

You should check this command so you know what it's doing...

and that saved a few more seconds and had the BT modules up and ready when the desktop started.

It also loaded all the module commands listed in /etc/module(s) files and directories (.d).

I gets like a custom kernel loading speed, but systems are so fast now-a-days you may not notice. Used to be I could make a cup of tea while waiting for a reboot... ymmv.

I hope this gives you something to look in to.

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