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#1 Re: Other Issues » how to not install additional package when doing apt purge !? » 2022-06-24 08:24:26

Maybe, install xinit/startx (can't remember exact package name), then purge slim - the package manager knows that you have X installed & is trying to be 'helpful' by not breaking it, I expect.

#3 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Advice needed from non-US users regarding keyboard layouts » 2022-06-22 07:09:44

Ah, right, haven't actually run MIYO since that weird green pukey back drop, (not sure how long ago that was)..... big_smile big_smile big_smile

#4 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Advice needed from non-US users regarding keyboard layouts » 2022-06-21 07:25:00

As long as the keyboard maps are included, using setxkbmap, (or loadkeys in commandline), can be used to get your layout.

Maybe a note to this effect at start up would suffice(?). smile

#5 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Using the Pragha Music Player with only alsa » 2022-06-19 08:36:33

Like it!

Even though I don't use it, (never actually heard of it, but might give it a try).

Thanks for posting the solution.

#6 Re: Off-topic » Your thoughts on: TheCaseForTheUsrMerge » 2022-06-10 08:53:13

I presume, if one wants to, that you can still install a minimum system, whether this USRmerge exists or not, so don't really see any problems.

Unless I've missed something, the actual file system will remain the same, but just have links from /bin to /usr/bin, etc.

We used to install some software to /opt in the old days, has anyone missed that habit(?). wink

#7 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] edit music file properties as in Windows » 2022-06-07 18:11:42

There are several rippers for Linux, some will automatically add the metadata if you are connected to the internet.

Here's one such program -

#8 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » What games do you play on Devuan?? » 2022-06-04 09:20:06

These days, xpat2 & xshisen, with pysolfc in reserve. smile

#9 Re: Off-topic » Interesting news » 2022-05-26 08:18:05

My computer course in 1994 used Lotus 1-2-3 & WordStar as its primary software, when I got a computer for myself I used WordStar & WordPerfect, with As-Easy-As, a Shareware version of Lotus 1-2-3.

When I started on Linux, I used SC, (Spreadsheet Calculator), a simple spreadsheet for the terminal; didn't need a word prossesor, so just used an editor, but I did use sqlite occasionally, for simple record keeping - ah, those were the days! big_smile

#10 Re: Off-topic » Is wayland the new systemd ? » 2022-04-16 08:46:12

Xorg works, no need to change it. wink

Heck, even tinyX would work for most people, as most only use desktops/laptops, & don't need the extra network services built into Xorg. smile

#11 Re: Off-topic » Why don't we just fork systemd and remove unneccessary bloat? » 2022-04-16 08:32:59

I use Devuan because it's what Debian used to be. wink

If it doesn't suit you, try a different distro, that's the beauty of Linux, choice. smile

#12 Re: News & Announcements » Does the project prepare some periodic report? » 2022-04-02 09:52:13

The team do a grand job making Debian into what it used to be, an extremely useful distro; I personally don't worry, as long as I can use Devuan, all is well. smile

#14 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Restore panel » 2022-03-29 17:10:32

Via the menu .

Applications > Settings > Panel

#15 Re: Off-topic » What are you reading/want to read ? » 2022-03-20 09:36:01

Just picked up & re read my copy of Into The Core - it's all about Tiny Core Linux & how it works. smile

#16 Re: Installation » Keyboard layout change doesn't take effect (Devuan 4 Chimaera) » 2022-03-13 09:51:10

See 'man loadkeys' - I think it's loadkeys UK, but might be GB.

#17 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [SOLVED] Is it safe to clear out /media folder of old sd(x) references? » 2022-03-10 09:39:38

Looks like it's a log file of the devices that had been attached, should be perfectly safe to empty/delete.

#18 Re: Documentation » Devuan GNU+Linux Command-line Installation Guide (In progress) » 2022-03-04 18:27:52

Go on the Devuan GNU+Linux download page and download the stable minimal-live ISO file devuan_{codename}_{version}_{architecture}_minimal-live.iso.

Wouldn't it just be easier to use refracta installer which, I believe, is included in the 'live' image - you seem to be creating your installation as if from a 'net install' image, to my mind(?).

#19 Re: Off-topic » ssd failure » 2022-02-26 10:24:05

Hmm, I've just swapped over most of mine to SSDs, I thought they had improve performance these days, compared to when first introduced, but I don't have anything really important, & I do keep recent backups, so I'll likely be OK.

I still have some HDDs, & these are what I backup too, (usually have 2 copies, different disks), I'd hate to have to replace all my music & downloaded stuff. wink

#20 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] How to blow away efi partition using live-install iso? » 2022-02-24 14:03:38

Re UEFI installs, I had to create & mark a UEFI partition, before installing from the Devuan Live, (so maybe that was the problem).

#21 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] How to blow away efi partition using live-install iso? » 2022-02-24 10:02:04

Normally you just need to wipe the boot sectors of the disk - I do it using dd.

sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=dev/sda bs=4M count=1

#22 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Question about portable drives for persistent live installations: » 2022-02-21 09:56:56

For speed & stability, SSD.

For longevity & compatability, HDD.

If it is to be used as a USB drive, any.

For large sized disk, 1TB or more, HDD - for price & longevity.

#23 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Severe damage to ext4 filesystem - advice needed » 2022-02-11 10:31:24

Write a copy of the super block to the drive, even if you lose what was overwritten by the .iso file, you should be able to recover the rest to copy to another disk. … ilesystem/

#24 Re: Installation » Problems with desktop-live iso. » 2022-02-04 18:09:31

I just installed to a UEFI computer yesterday, it works. wink

When you install, you have to first create a fat32 partition of about 100MB, & set its flags to boot esp, then create your other partitions & install as usual. smile

#25 Re: Installation » Changing UUID of /root? » 2022-02-02 13:59:09

Ah, OK, try re installing grub to that drive, you may need to use a 'live' version of your distro.

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