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#1 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-09-14 15:49:07

Ungoogled Chromium now contains the open source ad blocker uBlock Origin.

Unfortunately, adding extensions to Ungoogled Chromium manually is not very easy. If you miss an extension, please feel free to contact us.

#2 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-09-14 00:05:23

Instead of Vivaldi, Ungoogled Chromium is included.

#3 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-09-13 01:40:16

AVMultimedia now offers a local web search with SearX. This allows you to search in about 80 search engines comfortably via a local web application. No data will be stored.

The search with SearX is started either in Vivaldi via the address bar or (with Firefox) by calling 'localhost:8'. The SearX search allows anonymous access to all search engines (including the market leader).

Searches can be restricted with many criteria and the results can be exported easily.

#4 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-08-18 10:45:17

Changed to the current values for sources.list in /etc/apt, so that 'apt update' does work again.

#5 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-05-20 12:07:08

AVMultimedia is available in the 2020/V version. Beside many small improvements (e.g. direct call of mpv instead of vlc when calling up movies) there are two essential new features:

a) With Darktable you can now edit RAW files with AVMultimedia.

b) Kdenlive has been updated to version 20.04.1. With the OTIO exchange format projects can be exchanged with Final Cut 7 XML, Final Cut Pro X XML and Adobe Premiere.

#6 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-05-07 13:47:52

The choice of a good browser is currently not very easy. Unfortunately there were some problems with Ungoogled Chromium (Links, Play videos). With Vivaldi 3.0 I could not observe these problems and therefore Vivaldi 3.0 is now available as a second browser besides Firefox.

Off Topic: I have now been able to publish my film about my Norway bike trip. If you want to see what is possible with AVMultimedia, you can find the film here:

https://azurgo.ch/aktuelle-touren/nordkapp-ohne-pause/

Please note, the film is in Swiss German -- and yes, there is a 4K version (but I currently don't have enough bandwidth for that).

#7 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-04-23 19:21:44

If using static ip address, then wicd (usefully for dhcp) is not beeing started. Benefit: Switching on/off network cables does not change current ip address (release 825).

#8 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-04-13 17:58:23

The problems with the Realtek drivers were fixed today in kernel 5.4.32, see:

https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=207203

Therefore I was able to release the new version with kernel 5.4.32. Many thanks to the kernel developers for the quick fix of the problem.

#9 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-04-11 22:31:46

After I got problems on another newer computer with realtek driver, I migrated back to kernel 5.4.25, where both realtek nic work with kernel 5.4.25. I submittet a kernel bug:

https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=207203

#10 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-04-11 19:32:43

I was aware that Kernel 5.4.30 was "somewhat" daring in its introduction. In itself, I would have preferred to go for the longterm kernel 4.19. But, too much hardware would not have worked with it. Kernels 5.3 and 5.4 were only available as stable. With version 5.4.30 this became a "real" Longterm kernel. But, who would guess that many Realtek network drivers would not run anymore? Unfortunately, this is currently the case, see: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=254378

Well, because the drivers are fixed, the new release is available. Unfortunately, the automatic detection if a network cable is connected had to be removed again, the query of the corresponding status flag still does not work properly. As a result, when booting for the first time without a network cable, it can take about 10 to 20 seconds until all drivers are loaded (the message reliably indicates when this is the case).

Have fun.

P.S: We have made some internal attempts with Jitsi the last days. Jitsi offers video conferencing and chatting as an encrypted open source application. If you have enough bandwidth, you can set up the server yourself, otherwise there are (here in Switzerland many providers) who provide Jitsi (example: open.meet.switch.ch). With the current release (Ungoogled Chromium) it works perfectly also directly from the USB stick (even older notebooks). If someone has a device that does not work, please let me know, I would at least try to add it.

#11 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-04-08 10:20:37

- Update to kernel 5.4.30
- Add OmniVision sensors (V4L2)
- Switch to Ungoogled Chromium Browser
- Fix: Mount 4 partition instead of largest (new: always search for largest partition)
- Fix: Hanging at the X server (if Xorg recognition is faulty), in such cases Xorg is started again with fbdev
- Fix: Disable installation on hard disk even with non-empty partitions (hidden partitions)
- Fix: No copying of the optional apps without installation on internal disk
- Fix: No network startup with unmounted cable and DHCP (default without assignment with Network Tool)
- New: Message when all services are started

Note: With Ungoogled Chromium, AVMultimedia now offers an open source web browser based on chrome technology that sends no data to search giants.

#12 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-04-06 09:58:15

Unfortunately with Falkon on various devices crashes and/or a black screen had to be detected after the start. So again a switch from Falkon to Min. In the end it's about the fact that there is an alternative to Firefox on AVMultimedia. Min is based on the Electron-Engine (Google Chrome), but Min has an adblocker and the search is done via DuckDuckGo (changeable). The interface is kept spartan. By default the menu is hidden, but it can be activated with the Alt key.

#13 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-03-24 11:52:51

Again small fixes:
- Added: spelling checking (and hyphenating) for german, french/, italian and spanish
- Direct calling gimp, scratch, kdenlive and gcompris from console
- Klicking kdenlive project files opens Kdenlive

#14 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-03-23 23:42:46

Bug fixes:
a) In some very rare cases booting was interupted (fixed)
b) Always starting of elogind (checking for several times)
c) Starting falkon sometimes crashed, Nvidia graphic cards, 'export QT_XCB_FORCE_SOFTWARE_OPENGL=1'

If falkon does crash on other graphic cards, please report.

#15 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-03-16 21:10:24

Support for V4L2 (usb webcams), switch from Iridium web browser to Falkon, and yes, finally flatpak repository for easier installation (including Gnome Software Center). Linux updated to 5.4.25.

#16 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-03-07 17:58:16

Kdenlive 19.12.3 with improved settings (especially complete German strings).

#17 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-03-03 23:43:13

Support for fast NVME disks (installation, throughput up to 4 GB / second), KDEenlive 19.12.2c with optimized rendering (about 50 percent faster). Extensively tested with Ryzen 3950X and Ryzen 3990X (256 GB RAM, 64 cores, 128 threads). Kernel 5.4.22.

#18 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-02-11 10:49:57

Another small update. Switch to kernel 5.4.18 and enable ACPI on boot (automated shutdown in virtualized environments). Have fun!

#19 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-01-31 17:18:40

Another new release brings support for BlueRay burning, including BDR-XL and M-Disc (100 GB optical discs). Just find the tool under Multimedia 'xfburn'. Enjoy!

P.S: If you are interested in all the basics about long-term archival, you find most about it in my blog: http://archivista.ch/cms/en/news/2020-i … sc-support (automaticially transleted from German original: http://archivista.ch/cms/de/aktuell-blo … c-support/

#20 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-01-28 22:29:57

New release with Kernel 5.4.15 (and all benefits of it, i.e. more drivers for AMD graphic cards).

#21 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-01-27 02:18:23

Changed lpr with cups_bsd for printing over command line, better start of old amd machines (ati instead of amdgpu).

#22 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-01-20 14:45:53

Another new release. Scratch 3.6 (not avmultimini.iso) and bug fixing: If second partition in UEFI booting mode was empty, but not first one, then it did install it on hard disk. Now it does check (UEFI mode) that both partitions are empty. Only then it does install it.

#23 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-01-14 19:35:04

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
avbox wrote:

If really someone interested in AVMultimedia is using mutt, she/he will not have any problems to change it to relatime

That presumes everybody is aware that noatime is set and also that it breaks mutt (which you didn't know).

But whatever, it's your distribution. I just thought you might like to know. Sorry for the noise.

No problem at all, but about breaking things, in Debian Beowulf, installing k3b breaks a lot of stuff and same for falkon web browser. Nevertheless you can partially install it (just don't save this apps), you just can do a restart and all the broken stuff is gone away.. For both, k3b and falkon it is a pain because they are very good apps (just does not work actually in Beowulf so far I can see).

#24 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-01-14 18:38:57

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
avbox wrote:

- Added noatime flag, so it works again considerable faster

Relatime is the default, the performance difference between that and noatime is very small indeed. And noatime breaks mutt, which might annoy some users.

If really someone interested in AVMultimedia is using mutt, she/he will not have any problems to change it to relatime. Concerning speed I can add here the I got the impression it is faster. But it is not only this point, on a lot of small devices (tablets) you have emmc (very limited write capacity) and on AVMultimedia there are about 130'000 files (6 GB of software). So every case where no write is done is for me a benefit.

Dear avbox, if you are using AVMultimedia and if you having troubles, let me know, I will take care about it. Otherwise I don't think this point is important for those people who AVMultimedia is developped for (nearly all of them are using a web based mail client).

#25 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever... » 2020-01-14 12:37:19

Another new release.

- Now fully support of installation on empty harddisk in LEGACY and UEFI (tested with 14 TB disks)
- New debug mode (just add debug to the start screen) and you get a textual installation with all commands and 5 seconds break time (so you can read it) on every step. If you ad stop.x, you even can stop setup on a certain point
- In the old release we only did support first/second harddisks, now all harddisks are checked for valid booting device
- Added noatime flag, so it works again considerable faster

Enjoy!

P.S: If you wan't to see what is happening in pre-installation part, don't use stop.x, use stop1, stop2, stop3, stop4 and then have a look at the 106 line init sh script.

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