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#2 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] Synaptic and sources list » 2024-05-21 14:56:10

It's a pity that touchscreen devices took the niche of Netbooks. I still have one laying around but I guess the bottleneck today, is RAM.

#3 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] Synaptic and sources list » 2024-05-21 11:47:51

I loved the Netbooks! Go for Xfce as desktop, or even lighter; IceWM . IceWM is nice but craves more work with configuring, but that's fun too!

Good Luck!

#4 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] crontab has no effect » 2024-05-18 20:45:04

OT: On my Devuan machines, the problems are always at the keyboard. Don't know why...

#5 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] crontab has no effect » 2024-05-18 12:52:21

OT: welcome Dexter! Devuan is great and you've made a great choice!

#6 Re: DIY » Simple Countdown Timer » 2024-05-03 16:18:04

Philosopher Amnesiac wrote:

Warning!!! Whatever sound file you choose, it will play the entire sound file. So, you might want to choose a file that's only a few seconds long.

I learned a new bash command today - 'trap' . And to make the sound stop playing when you close the timer window you can add:

trap 'killall aplay' EXIT

at the beginning of the original script.

#7 Re: Forum Feedback » [SOLVED] Forum timeout while logged in » 2024-04-28 15:50:24

@Altoid . . . Perhaps a less verbose and redundant writing style would solve the problem. After all Devuanistas do tend to be minimalists!  wink


#8 DIY » Update script for script hobbyists » 2024-03-14 09:07:17

Replies: 1

Just a hobby script I use daily (almost):

echo "___________________ Apt uppdates database ___________________________"
apt update && apt list --upgradeable
echo "-----------> Upgrade? y/NO"
if [ "$ANSWER" = "y" ]; then
apt upgrade -y
echo "No upgrades today!"

I used to use another script but since the problems with kernel 6.1.018 and the Nvidia driver, I like to review the upgrades beforehand. Some upgrades are more system critical than others, and some look fishy too. You have to be prepared. smile

#9 Re: Off-topic » printer photo image file format » 2024-03-13 15:00:29

Interesting! I used to run the computers in an advertising firm and file formats and printers (and color correction) was an everyday chore.

I found this in the manual for the 900; "JPEG with the Exif Version 2.3 standard taken by digital cameras DCF*1 version 1.0
or 2.0*2 compliant"

Maybe you could convert the pics to this format? (BMP seems stone age smile )

#11 Desktop and Multimedia » Steam gaming scaling tip » 2024-03-09 08:07:45

Replies: 0

The linux Steam GUI leaves a lot to be desired but here's a tip how to scale it for HD screens. Try in a terminal:

steam -forcedesktopscaling=2.5

2.5 suits my setup but you can try from like 1.25 and up.

Good Luck!

PS. I've quit World of Warships. Does anyone have any good tips of other games? (Not War Thunder)

#12 Re: Other Issues » Installing latest xfce4-terminal » 2024-02-29 20:25:19

What are the permissions on the source dir?

And did you use

./configure --prefix=/usr

as stated in the build instructions?

#13 Re: Other Issues » Installing latest xfce4-terminal » 2024-02-29 07:20:43

1.1.2 configured on my setup. Just missed two packages, which I installed.
Example of what configure told me:

checking for libxfce4ui-2 >= 4.17.5... not found
*** The required package xfce4ui-2 was not found on your system.
*** Please install libxfce4ui-2 (atleast version 4.17.5) or adjust

So I apt searched for liblibxfce4ui-2-dev and installed it. The other missing was a "vte"-package.
I'm on Devaun 5 too and have build-essential and linux-headers-xx installed since a long time.

When compiling one must consider that often times the source Readme does not mention ALL necessary libs needed.

#14 Re: Other Issues » Installing latest xfce4-terminal » 2024-02-28 21:16:01

What bells and whistles do xfce4-terminal 1.1.2 have?

#15 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Audacity audio recording from KDE » 2024-02-27 14:49:46

I used to use Audacity but some years ago changed to Reaper. I always found Audacity tricky to use. Reaper is a more full blown audio/midi app but I find it easier to configure.

I assume you're recording some mono or stereo input? If so, Alsa would do nicely. In Reaper you can activate Alsa and at the same time deactivate Pulseaudio (if you have it). Alsa is the basis of all sound and has the lowest latency.

One advantage with Reaper, is that you can very easily use compressors, reverbs, EQ and more on your recording. I found Audacity harder to use and manage sound in.

Reaper is free to use and Linux native, with thousands of native plugins:

#16 Re: Installation » [SOLVED» Nvidia and kernel - not good! » 2024-02-25 13:34:31

UPDATE: did a reinstall of kernel and it fixed it.

#17 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » merged /usr » 2024-02-21 15:56:19

Found this on the interwebs and it sounds logical to me:

There's a link there to a ten-year-old post about why they were separate in the first place, which is what I was wondering. Briefly, it dated from when hard drives were 1.5 Mbytes, and everything couldn't fit on a single drive, so they had to split it between what was needed immediately while booting, and what could wait until a second drive was mounted.

On Reddit: … necessary/
The mentioned link: … 74114.html

If all this is true, I don't feel so grumpy anymore.

(a long time ago I bought a 105 megabyte SCSI HD for like 350 USD - and that was cheap)

#18 Re: News & Announcements » UsrMerge Status: Testing/Excalibur and more » 2024-02-21 13:06:01

Thx Golinux! It's good to be prepared and the Debian Wiki page linked above is good reading, even for a layman.

#20 Re: Installation » [SOLVED» Nvidia and kernel - not good! » 2024-02-18 12:54:09


A whole slew of Nvidia updates arrived today (525.147.05-7~deb12u1) and it built and installed ok for kernel
But when I tried to boot that kernel, instead of, it was the completely wrong resolution, like 640x480.
I didn't bother to try to correct it, instead I booted back to, were everything worked alright.

#21 Re: Installation » [SOLVED» Nvidia and kernel - not good! » 2024-02-16 11:10:06

Driver 525.147.05-6~deb12u1 will fix it, it seems. I have proposed-updates active, so I'll just wait for it to trickle down.

EDIT: Kernel fixed it for now, I guess.

#22 Re: Installation » [SOLVED» Nvidia and kernel - not good! » 2024-02-15 04:59:00


is gold sometimes...

#23 Installation » [SOLVED» Nvidia and kernel - not good! » 2024-02-14 16:38:39

Replies: 9

Tried to update/upgrade just now and there was big problems. Found this thread:

Nvidia driver
nvidia-current/525.147.05 and kernel

All sorts of dpkg errors and no install/upgrade.

For now, I'll stay at kernel 6.1.017

(Luckily I do stay at LAST KERNEL DEFAULT SAVE)

#24 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Can't connect to repos » 2024-02-08 09:49:36

Or you could use the file /etc/resolv.conf.tail , to add other DNS:s, which will stay put.

#25 Re: DIY » Simple Countdown Timer » 2024-02-08 09:44:50

@stultumanto ahh, thank you! Now I've got something to do this snowy day too! smile

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