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#1 Documentation » Getting a decent icon for Wicd on KDE bar » 2019-12-07 19:58:39

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A pretty simple tip. Just add Wicd as widget and then access the icon properties and change the icon for what you want.

#2 Documentation » Automatic startx without session manager » 2019-11-26 18:08:29

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Since I didn't find something specifically for Devuan, here is my contribution.

The automation is done into two steps: set sysvinit to automatically logging your user on TTY and using your user .profile file to startx.

First use an editor to open /etc/inittab and search for the following block:

1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1
2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2
3:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3
4:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty4
5:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty5
6:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty6

Now edit the first line, TTY1 (or whorever TTY you want) as follow:

1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty --autologin john --noclear 38400 tty1

Now edit your user .profile adding the following:

#Startx Automatically
if [[ -z "$DISPLAY" ]] && [[ $(tty) = /dev/tty1 ]]; then
. startx

My fonts: … al_console

#3 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » APT doesn't install from testing repository » 2019-11-25 02:54:16

rolfie wrote:

Looks like you need to invest some time to understand the various terms and definitions.

Here are some hints:
Jessie = Oldstable, ASCII = Stable. Unfortunately Devuan has dropped all hints to Beowulf and Ceres on the main pages.

Have a look at this page:
When you look through the options from the drop down list, you see that Beowulf is Testing, and Ceres is Unstable.

I looked for info into this page, and since didn't find testing or unstable, I supposed that ascii-updates was testing.

Thanks fella, my fault.

Your sources.list does not point to Testing:

deb ascii-updates main
deb-src ascii-updates main

This belongs to ASCII, refer to

If you want Testing there, you have two options:

deb beowulf main [contrib non-free]
deb testing main [contrib non-free]

Both options are possible, but I need to warn you: having that in the sources.list and running apt update/apt upgrade will cause havoc.

You better read a lot how to configure the sources before you start to install individual packages from different releases.

Good luck, rolfie

I had config /etc/apt/preferences and /etc/apt/apt.conf to maintain my system under a stable base.

#4 Hardware & System Configuration » APT doesn't install from testing repository » 2019-11-24 14:13:15

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My /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb ascii main non-free contrib
deb-src ascii main non-free contrib

deb ascii-security main non-free contrib
deb-src ascii-security main non-free contrib

deb ascii-backports main
deb-src ascii-backports main

deb ascii-updates main
deb-src ascii-updates main

#deb ascii-proposed main
#deb-src ascii-proposed main

#deb experimental main
#deb-src experimental main

Had already do apt clean, update and upgrade.

Transmission according to Devuan Package information are on 2.94-2. … .94-2.html

But what I get:

# apt -t ascii-updates install transmission
transmission is already the newest version (2.92-2+deb9u1).
0 pacotes atualizados, 0 pacotes novos instalados, 0 a serem removidos e 0 não atualizados.

This happens with all packages I had tried.

#5 DIY » KDE minimal install » 2019-11-21 12:13:39

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I didn't find a tutorial about this on Devuan, so I just want to share my own minimal install of KDE with cherry-picked packages. I hope that it be useful to someone.

First install a minimal xorg: … rg-install

Now KDE.

# apt install plasma-desktop kwin-x11 upower udisks2 sddm kde-config-sddm plasma-nm dolphin kfind konsole kwrite okular gwenview plasma-pa systemsettings kde-config-screenlocker powerdevil kio-extras ark p7zip-full unar

Notice that I include a session manager (SDDM) and NetworkManager since it will be the choice of many.

#6 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » KDE doesn't shutdown or reboot! » 2019-11-20 21:31:40

fsmithred wrote:

What format for this system will you be offering? Live-iso, installer iso, disk image?

If you use live-sdk to make the iso, you can add consolekit to the purge_packages list. If you use refractasnapshot, you can remove consolekit before making the snapshot if it's installed. You should not add it to the excludes list - that wouldn't work right. If you're making a live iso that has the debian-installer, I probably can't help.

No man, it's just a tutorial, a list of packages to install. I didn't find none when decide to install KDE, so I want to share.

#7 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » KDE doesn't shutdown or reboot! » 2019-11-20 05:58:28

fsmithred wrote:

I can't say why it happened, but there's a good chance it wasn't anything that you did. Take a look at the section on Session management and policykit backends in the release notes. It's a rat's nest of dependencies.

I'm afraid to bother you again, but I want to share my minimal KDE install with the community, so here is another question: would be wise to include consolekit*- on the list, forcing APT to not install consolekit?

#8 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » KDE doesn't shutdown or reboot! » 2019-11-19 22:34:59

fsmithred wrote:

I think you need to remove consolekit. I'm not sure if you'll have problems doing that. You'll need to replace

libpolkit-backend-consolekit-1-0 libpolkit-gobject-consolekit-1-0


libpolkit-backend-elogind-1-0 libpolkit-gobject-elogind-1-0

which may or may not happen automatically.

Yell if you need help with it. (And post some terminal output if there are conflicts that you or aptitude can't resolve.)

Oh, works! Thanks a lot. Can you say me if I had done some shit to this happens? Maybe I installed the wrong dependency or some shit like this? I don't want to repeat the error.

Edit: On a new install I had realized that elogind-dbgsym is also needed. Might it wasn't installed.

#9 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » KDE doesn't shutdown or reboot! » 2019-11-19 14:51:52

fsmithred wrote:

Post the output of the following command. That will show which policykit related packages are installed. Something you need might be missing.

dpkg -l | egrep "consolekit|elogind|policykit|polkit|libpam"
root@devuan:/home/notebook# dpkg -l | egrep "consolekit|elogind|policykit|polkit|libpam"
ii  consolekit                                    0.4.6-6                                    amd64        framework for defining and tracking users, sessions and seats
ii  elogind                                       234.4-2                                    amd64        user, seat and session management daemon
ii  libelogind0:amd64                             234.4-2                                    amd64        user, seat and session management library
ii  libpam-elogind:amd64                          234.4-2                                    amd64        elogind PAM module
ii  libpam-modules:amd64                          1.1.8-3.6                                  amd64        Pluggable Authentication Modules for PAM
ii  libpam-modules-bin                            1.1.8-3.6                                  amd64        Pluggable Authentication Modules for PAM - helper binaries
ii  libpam-runtime                                1.1.8-3.6                                  all          Runtime support for the PAM library
ii  libpam0g:amd64                                1.1.8-3.6                                  amd64        Pluggable Authentication Modules library
ii  libpolkit-agent-1-0:amd64                     0.105-25+devuan0~bpo2+1                    amd64        PolicyKit Authentication Agent API
ii  libpolkit-backend-1-0                         0.105-25+devuan0~bpo2+1                    all          PolicyKit Authorization API
ii  libpolkit-backend-consolekit-1-0:amd64        0.105-25+devuan0~bpo2+1                    amd64        PolicyKit backend API
ii  libpolkit-gobject-1-0                         0.105-25+devuan0~bpo2+1                    all          PolicyKit Authorization API
ii  libpolkit-gobject-consolekit-1-0:amd64        0.105-25+devuan0~bpo2+1                    amd64        PolicyKit Authorization API
ii  libpolkit-qt-1-1:amd64                        0.112.0-5                                  amd64        PolicyKit-qt-1 library
ii  libpolkit-qt5-1-1:amd64                       0.112.0-5                                  amd64        PolicyKit-qt5-1 library
ii  policykit-1                                   0.105-25+devuan0~bpo2+1                    amd64        framework for managing administrative policies and privileges
ii  polkit-kde-1                                  4:5.8.4-1                                  all          transitional dummy package
ii  polkit-kde-agent-1                            4:5.8.4-1                                  amd64        KDE dialogs for PolicyKit

#10 Desktop and Multimedia » KDE doesn't shutdown or reboot! » 2019-11-19 12:36:34

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Before install Devuan I was running Debian 10 in which KDE was working perfectly. After install Devuan, I can't shutdown or reboot the machine from the interface. When I click to turn off the computer, xorg are killed and then restart, with KDE session manager opening.

I had try what was suggested on web.

1) Purge and reinstall upower.

2) Purge and reinstall all xorg and KDE.

3) Purge and upgrade (ascii-updates) all xorg and KDE.

4) Upgrade the kernel.

5) Delete some log files of KDE.

6) Put user on adm group and give him permissions on /sbin/shutdown and /sbin/reboot.

I only can shutdown the system through root or the shutdown icon of session manager.

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