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#1 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Thunderbird receives more mail, then I end up in my inbox? » 2024-07-12 06:32:36

I'm running 8 Mail accounts in the thunderbird and therefore reluctant to uninstall it completely.

As an addition sometimes I "receive" a bunch of mails with none in my inbox at all.

#2 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] cups administration denied » 2024-07-10 15:07:34

OK, no idea where this setting came from:

# Restrict access to the admin pages...
<Location /admin>
  Require group printer-admins

I never had a group called "printer-admins"

adding "cups-admins" to this does the trick.

I guess putting "lpadmins" there as first action would have done the trick.

#3 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Thunderbird receives more mail, then I end up in my inbox? » 2024-07-10 14:31:43

I did the following: Look up the inbox on the server (webmail interface).
2 new messages.
Then I did run the "get messages" on my clients thunderbird.
Status bar is showing some strange number of messages (20+)
New messages actually in inbox:2

#4 Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] cups administration denied » 2024-07-10 14:28:20

Replies: 1

I have a server and a client both running daedalus.
until recently I was able to do administration via webinterface.

I can log in via ssh on my server with my user account
I do get the "jobs" page of cups, but every attempt to log in to the admin interface ends with "Your account does not have the necessary privileges."

I did notice that the GID of lpadmin are different on client and server (110 serv, 108 client).

So did go ahead and added a new group cups-admin and added my user to that group and changed
the line in /etc/cups/cups-files.conf  to

SystemGroup root cups-admins

/etc/cups/cupsd.conf seems to be in order, too.

# Only listen for connections from the local machine.
#Listen localhost:631
Listen <serverIP>:631
Listen /run/cups/cups.sock

# Web interface setting...
WebInterface Yes

# Restrict access to the server...
<Location />
  Order allow,deny
  Allow From
  Allow From <my internal netork>

# Restrict access to the admin pages...
<Location /admin>
  Require group printer-admins
  Order allow,deny
  Allow From
  Allow From <my internal netork>

# Restrict access to configuration files...
<Location /admin/conf>
  AuthType Default
  Require user @SYSTEM
  Order allow,deny

# Restrict access to log files...
<Location /admin/log>
  AuthType Default
  Require user @SYSTEM
  Order allow,deny

I'm running out of ideas.

#5 Desktop and Multimedia » Thunderbird receives more mail, then I end up in my inbox? » 2024-07-07 17:17:49

Replies: 7

after the recent Thunderbird update (not 100% sure if that is the source of the problem) I have some strange behavior tẃith a pop mail account.
I have that account set to only receive messages on demand. Since the update whenever I use the "get messages" button, I see the footer stating something like "receiving x messages of 39" and when it finishes, I end up with significant less messages in my inbox.

I do have 2 filters, which sort messages into 2 sub-folders, but no messages end up there either.

#6 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Firefox broken? » 2024-07-07 17:11:22

Sorry for starting this and then taking this long to reply.
But I can confirm that things re working better with the updated version of FF-esr (but the problems started when 115.9 was the up to date version).
I am aware of the "same as the IE shit" situation.
Using chrome(ium) is not my prefered way. Is there even the equivalent to the script/add blocking plugin system for chrome?

#7 Desktop and Multimedia » Firefox broken? » 2024-06-29 10:56:29

Replies: 17

running Devuan daedalus, firefox 115.9.1 (latest version on daedalus as it seems).

I have problems on various different sites.
My online banking site won't show some buttons, like sorting an already filtered result. (works with chromium)
Just now an order won't show me the "order now" button after returning from the PayPal site. (can't check that one, because that might end in an double order).

Am I doing something wrong? IIRC firefox should update more regularly.

#8 Re: Installation » radicale not starting with init-script » 2024-03-10 09:29:17

Thank you, very much for generating a easy and understandable explanation from my unsorted clutter.

As to the problem itself, that is addressed in this debian bugs: … ug=1038930 … ug=1055771
First one has a working patch, second has not.
Both aren't fixed yet.

#9 Other Issues » [SOLVED] Understanding up/downstream [resolved] » 2024-03-09 23:01:41

Replies: 0

I have a bit of a struggle to address a Bug I found and might have annoyed some (at least one) software developers.
As I understand it, Devuan is using mostly Debian packages.
So any package coming from Debian to Devuan is called "downstream"?

Any Bug reported with Devuan, which has its root in the debian package is to be reported by the devuan maintainer "upstrem" to Debian?

Is that the right understanding?

perfectly explained here:

Summary: there are only devuan packages when debian packages need to be "de-systemd-ed", which are very few.
(for completion: the mentioned package in the other thread does not fall into that category)

#10 Re: Installation » radicale not starting with init-script » 2024-03-09 11:30:29

So with the first answer in my bug #1412 do actually have no idea where the right place is to post this..

So do I open a Devuan bug for this and if necessary the maintainers will bush it upstream, if necessary? (devuan -> debian -> radicale).

OK, that seems the wrong way to do it. I searched for radicale:
"There is no maintainer for radicale. This means that this package no longer exists (or never existed). Please do not report new bugs against this package."

Meanwhile on my installation:

# apt-cache search radicale
python3-radicale - simple calendar and addressbook server - python3 module
radicale - simple calendar and addressbook server - daemon

Same result for my chimeara (server) and daedalus(desktop) installation.

So, first upgrad my server to deadalus and then if the problem still exists a bug repost to debian (since there is no devuan maintainer) ?

#11 Re: Installation » radicale not starting with init-script » 2024-03-09 10:44:55

Yeah, I have been to most of it, but it seems the sysV is now left to the package maintainers.

I did open an bug here

the bug I posted earlier is marked closed:

But didn't fixed my problem. I could try to use the default storage location, but that would be in /var/lib which feels somewhat wrong for me.

#12 Re: Installation » radicale not starting with init-script » 2024-03-09 10:12:34

Sadly the patch didn't work. I do have an idea where the problem lies, but don't know how to fix it.
The startscript defines this variable:


That's the default path for storing the calendar-files,
which later on is used in the script as location for the calendar file, which is odd, since you can define that in
Where I did this:

# Folder for storing local collections, created if not present
filesystem_folder = /data/ordnung/radicale/collections

I do find that a bit off. Why define the storage path i the init-script, if there is config file for that?

also the init-sscript has this comment:

# Description:          Start/Stop the Radicale CalDAV and CardDAV
#                       server, configurable via /etc/default/radicale.

and /etc/default/radicale looks like this:

# Defaults for radicale calendar server (sourced from /etc/init.d/radicale)

# If you want radicale to be started as a system service,
# enable it using the command 'update-rc.d radicale enable'

# Options for radicale on startup
# Note that most options can be specified in /etc/radicale/config

# Make initscript verbose, override system default
# (Note: This is ONLY about the initscript!)

If that seems a bit confused, you are right, I am...

#13 Re: Installation » radicale not starting with init-script » 2024-03-09 08:12:18

Found the right hint, I guess.

Hadn't time to test it jet. I'll be back.

#14 Installation » radicale not starting with init-script » 2024-03-08 21:54:56

Replies: 7

I just installed radicale (calDAV server) on my home-server. (via apt)

Starting manually works with the config file:

radicale -D -C config

I can the reach the server and generate a calendar, which is accessible from Thunderbird

However the init-script fails me:

 root@homeserver# /etc/init.d/radicale start
Starting Radicale CalDAV server : radicale.
root@homeserver# /etc/init.d/radicale status
radicale is not running ... failed

I did enable the service before with:

 update-rc.d radicale enable

unfortunately the log-dir stays empty:


#15 Re: Installation » installing kicd from backports. pinning question » 2023-12-18 11:58:41

Andre4freedom wrote:

I just wonder:
Is there any reason to install Kicad from backports? It's fully present in the standard Devuan Deadalus repos.... and has long been.

The thing with kicad often is, that the very helpfull libraries form external sources often require a newer version, IIRC.
And as is stands  backports is kicad 7.x while daedalus is 6.x.

It's not that I necessarily want it, but to knew the path when I get there. (I "think" it was a much bigger gap in debian).

#16 Re: Installation » installing kicd from backports. pinning question » 2023-12-18 06:45:12

I get, that is the "package by package" way to do it. But kicad has also several other packages like kicad-library, kicad-foodprints and some.
The thought was to have those covered, too without to remember the "-t daedalus-backports" option every time.

Another question I'm not entirely sure of. If there are updates in the backport package, will that be covered by?:

apt update && apt upgrade

#17 Installation » installing kicd from backports. pinning question » 2023-12-17 18:58:50

Replies: 5

I want to install kicad on my daedalus system from backports.
As I'm not used to include backports, I'd like some verification, that this is the/a correct way to do so.
sources list, add backports:

deb daedalus-backports main non-free contrib

Then generate a preferences file for apt (/etc/apt/preferences):

Package: *
Pin: release a=daedalus
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: *
Pin: release a=daedalus-backports
Pin-Priority: 500

And for have it tidy generate one for kicad:

Package: kicad*
Pin: release a=daedalus-backports
Pin-Priority: 1000

And then the usual

apt-get update
apt-get install kicad<whatever>

As I understand it, the other way would be, to put the kicad part directly into the preferences file.

So is that about right? Do I miss something?

#18 Desktop and Multimedia » Thunderbird 102 to 115 look and feel back to 102? » 2023-12-16 19:21:16

Replies: 0

I just updated from chimaera to daedalus.

First annoyance: The new design of Thunderbird (102 vs. 115).

Is there a way to get the look and feel of Thunderbird 102 for 115? I looked into themes, but all howtos seem to be written for older Thunderbird versions..
There is a Theme called "Classic TB2", but that isn't usable beyond version 60, if I understand it correctly.

(This constant change with every new Version of Thunderbird/Firefox is so fckng annoying and I mean that in the annoying way MS windows is annoying. And I really grieve for the times the absence of that annoyance was a major advantage of Linux over MS..)

#19 Desktop and Multimedia » Blender how to install LTS » 2023-12-10 18:11:00

Replies: 1

I just learned that blender has LTS versions.
is there a way to use apt to install a blender LTS version and keep that one updated?

#20 Re: ARM Builds » testing daedalus on cubox (I4P-300-D) » 2023-12-09 10:59:01

My cubox is now running with fluxbox. Fluxbox with 1 bash window is using 170MB RAM of 2GB. That is quite nice, here are some things I haven't managed to fix so far.
- boot messages are still on the serial console only (so I have unlock the encrypted disc there)
-- how do I get the boot messages on the HDMI and serial?
- the windowmanager has a bit of a lag with mouse movements (IIRC I had an installation of armbian a few years back  which was running more smoothly)
-- some packages I need to install for the graphic? (drivers/xorg package?)
- keyboard layout is still at US (the installer seems not to give the choice here or it is somehow eaten by the bit strange resolution of the serial connect via screen).
-- is that something to be fixed with dpkg-reconfigure somehow?

So the overall test for that arm build works quite nice

#21 Re: Off-topic » How to fool yourself » 2023-12-09 10:31:04

steve_v wrote:

Which is why real server motherboards come with a serial console that works right from POST and/or IPMI as standard.

Which still don't solve the problem, which is me forgetting to look at that console....
(remotely over ssh means next room n this case)

#22 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2023-12-09 10:26:29

Three man in a boat had 4 cigarettes but no matches.
How do they manage to smoke?

The threw away one cigarette, making the boat a cigarette lighter.

#23 Re: ARM Builds » testing daedalus on cubox (I4P-300-D) » 2023-12-08 20:38:26

Sorry, I don't get the point. I didn't change anything after the install. Shouldn't the sources.list work after installation?
Those must be the ones used during install after all.
EDIT: Or do I simply ignore that the release file is not valid? (Yeah me stupid, it is working. I was just confused about the errors).

Starting installs now.

EDIT2: ok, works fine so far. rsync install for testing.
I'm now cloning the sd-card so I can always start over with the minimal install.

#24 ARM Builds » testing daedalus on cubox (I4P-300-D) » 2023-12-08 19:38:01

Replies: 3

So I just found my old cubox and decided to give it a try.
I got images from<release>/main/installer-armhf/current/images/netboot/SD-card-images/

And put it together and on an sd-card:

zcat firmware.MX6_Cubox-i.img.gz partition.img.gz > complete_daedalus_cubox.img
cat complete_daedalus_cubox.img > /dev/<sd-card-device>

Then I connected to the micro USB port of the cubox (which delivers output as serial device) and connected to that with screen:

screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200

With sd-card in the cubox and also connected:
-USB (keyboard, mouse
-Ethernet (RJ45)

Did the complete install on the serial console (incl. full disc encryption)

The reboot to finish installation doesn't work (because arm doesn't seem to have an power of mode.

1st boot (whichis just power up the device) didn't went well, I got stuck at:

"hit any key to abort autostart: 0

on the HDMI screen.

So I did a 2nd boot with the serial console attached like in the install setup, which gave me the passphrase question on the serial console.

It is running at the moment with 2 drawbacks:
No output at HDMI

Updating fails (logged in via ssh):

root@cubox:~# apt-get update
Ign:1 daedalus InRelease
Hit:2 daedalus-security InRelease
Get:3 daedalus-updates InRelease [32.5 kB]
Hit:1 daedalus InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
E: Release file for is not valid yet (invalid for another 19698d 11h 36min 13s). Updates for this repository will not be applied.
E: Release file for is not valid yet (invalid for another 19699d 14h 36min 36s). Updates for this repository will not be applied.
E: Release file for is not valid yet (invalid for another 19694d 3h 11min 36s). Updates for this repository will not be applied.

So nice to have the base install done, but how do I proceed from here?

EDIT: I guess I need to user other repos?

#25 Off-topic » How to fool yourself » 2023-12-07 15:37:48

Replies: 2

well. slightly related but not in technical sense.

I just updated my little homeserver (remotely) to the last versions of chimaera. After the full-upgrade I did a reboot to have it run with the new kernel and opened a ping to the server to see when it is back online.

Well. It didn't. I have (learned years ago) a monitor and keyboard attached to it. So I got there.

Guess what? Remind yourself that, if full disc encryption in place, you "might" have to type your passphrase to get the system running.... (yeah had 2 very long days before that at work).

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