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#1 Re: Other Issues » nemo-dropbox??? » 2021-05-08 13:28:57

I just surrendered and went back to where I was before.... sad

#2 Other Issues » nemo-dropbox??? » 2021-05-05 15:42:54

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Has anyone here successfully installed nemo-dropbox on chimeara/ceres?

Any pointers are most appreciated. smile

#3 Re: Installation » chimaera running with i3wm » 2021-05-05 13:23:41

Hi @andyprough.  Here's a link to my current wallpapers (active-folder).  The images are all from either unsplash or pixabay (mostly unsplash). … DFpla?dl=0

My dwm build is pretty minimal I think I only use 3 patches.  I do the same with i3wm (no gaps and fancy stuff).  I like to see what I can do without all the huha (Marine-speak).  wink

I, also, am not a fan of watching youtube tutorial. I'm a tactile learner, not visual.  I need things in writing so I can cut & paste, take my own sweet-time understanding, etc.  It's just a personal preference thing..

btw. I have dwm running on the gear mentioned in the OP.  I'll be doing a write-up on the whole adventure in the near future.

#4 Installation » chimaera running with i3wm » 2021-05-04 22:37:21

Replies: 5

Hello all.

FWIW, I just finisihed a basic build of i3wm on chimaera (bare metal).  Aside from some niggling issues (listed below) everything seems smooth and looks like I like it.  I'll post information on my install(s) soon (I think I'll wait until I get dwm operation in the same chimaera user space). 

The bottom line is that I like how things work. The system seems quite snappy and is not over heavy in the RAM department.

Niggling Issues:
-- gotta say I hate that sudoers requires a non-standard intervention to get working like it does in the world of arch, *buntu, and MX/antiX.
-- virtualbox setup was as difficult as those I used to encounter some 8-10 years ago. I got it working but the experience isn't great for most regular users.
-- I need to install pm-utils in order to get my suspend script to work without systemd.  Again, just a nuisance.
-- I must have missed that fact that there was no LiveUSB utility.  I downloaded and installed a Mintstick deb file.


#5 Re: Devuan » Devuan 4 Alpha Installer Iso's » 2021-04-17 16:33:04

It was not happy for me on VirtualBox.... sad

#6 Re: Off-topic » What are you reading/want to read ? » 2021-03-25 00:38:39

I share my materials on Goodreads... I generally read a pile of books per year (and review almost all of them). I have 41 so far this year, they are here:

#7 Re: DIY » Minimalism Tips » 2021-03-24 17:22:46

It may be that some of these suggestions are beyond minimalism and solidly into subminimalism.  wink

#8 Re: Off-topic » MX Linux » 2021-01-20 15:34:20

@F_Sauce Don't fret about distro popularity.... use what you like and what works in your environment (hardware/ software).  I personally am devoted to breaking anything I am able and to using obtuse desktops where possible.  wink

#9 Re: Documentation » dwm statusbar bash script » 2020-12-24 18:30:16

I'd echo the vote for slstatus.... to my small mind it is by far and away the best option.

#10 Re: Off-topic » Info » Wine security » 2020-12-19 19:39:46

I personally keep my wine secure in the cellar... wink

#11 Re: Off-topic » What other distro are you using (besides devuan)? » 2020-11-17 14:15:18

I use MX Linux regularly w/ dwm.  Sometimes I use antiX, void, arch and/or manjaro.  From time to time I test (play around with) Devuan.

#12 Re: Devuan » Devuan, maybe not for every one but most! » 2020-11-07 13:56:37

Without any rancor whatsoever, I offer a thought on Devuan.  I'd love to see Devuan lose the obtuse Debian download 'labeling/setup/arrangements' and place human comprehensible instruction on stable-testing-unstable/experimental isos. 

Only arcolinux makes things less understandable/comprehensible..

#13 DIY » Need a PI keyboard??? » 2020-11-02 13:57:34

Replies: 1

Enjoy.  Seems like a great idea.  I wish there was more RAM but... … rType=home

#14 Re: Devuan Derivatives » dwm on Miyo (Devuan Ceres- rolling) » 2020-11-01 00:15:43

@anticapitalista... I'll try using connman on MX to see what I am able to break.  wink

EDIT: fwiw when I log off from Miyo I am seeing an error message that refers to "connmand".  I'm not sure what it means or where the details may be hidden.

#15 Re: Devuan Derivatives » dwm on Miyo (Devuan Ceres- rolling) » 2020-10-31 20:59:47

@anticapitalista is right... network-manager works on the exact same hardware (using MX with an antiX kernel: no problem).  Miyo/Devuan stops working on that exact same hardware when using both connman and network-manager. I get no errors (that I can find).

It seems weird.

#16 Re: Devuan Derivatives » dwm on Miyo (Devuan Ceres- rolling) » 2020-10-31 00:22:41

@MiyoLinux... it went pear shaped on me for the third time.  No network connects through the browser.  This time I left the partition alive and just put MXLinux running dwm on a second partition.  I'm happy to work with you or @Head_on_a_Stick or others to see if we can find the problem.

#17 Re: Devuan Derivatives » dwm on Miyo (Devuan Ceres- rolling) » 2020-10-30 20:38:18

@MiyoLinux, I was the guy pestering you on Sourceforge.... smile

So here is what I have done and am testing.  For the last few hours things have worked. Yay! 
As @Head_on_a_Stick will confirm, I do beat on my systems.  I'm also reasonably tenacious.  lol   Anyway here's what I have done:

Miyo (Devuan) dwm Install/ Build

Replace Network Connman and start MiyoLinux:   

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install firefox network-manager nm-tray network-manager-gnome
sudo apt remove connman cmst
sudo reboot

After First reboot (I install the stuff I want.  btw. I have also used deb files for various apps like skype, zoom, etc because I prefer to avoid appimages flatpaks, snaps.) :

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt autoclean && sudo apt autoremove
sudo apt install firefox thunderbird dunst rofi geany conky filezilla nnn ranger feh luckybackup timeshift virtualbox libreoffice bpytop celluloid gimp neofetch keepassxc qpdfview transmission zathura zenity yad zim sxiv i3lock-fancy xarchiver xcompmgr conky sxhkd variety mousepad

For use in installing and setting up dwm (st & slstatus):

sudo apt install make gcc libx11-dev libxft-dev libxinerama-dev xorg

I keep all my suckless tools in ~/.local/bin and place that in my path via bashrc with the following:

# Add local 'pip' to PATH: (In your .bashrc, .zshrc etc)
export PATH="${PATH}:${HOME}/.local/bin/"
export PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:$PATH

editing your config.h files, compiling suckless tools are beynd the scope of this brief tutorial.

Misc. Tools


sudo -v && wget -nv -O- | sudo sh /dev/stdin

I'll let folks know what I encounter... or when I really give up.

#18 Re: Devuan Derivatives » dwm on Miyo (Devuan Ceres- rolling) » 2020-10-30 17:34:01

I do like breaking things. smile

I did decide to do yet another reinstall of Miyo.  Got the network thing hammered into place only to discover Devuan repos would not sync.  So... I just decided that Ceres/Rolling is probably not reliable enough for me. I do really like Miyo, though.

and now for something really different, I am off to play with Void some.  wink

#19 Re: Devuan Derivatives » dwm on Miyo (Devuan Ceres- rolling) » 2020-10-30 14:22:31

Unfortunately my tale is a sad one...

After running for two days connman-cmst totally borked my install.... Even wired eth did not work. Would not be 'made' to work... sad 

I have run out of machines to break neither of my two laptops were at all happy with whatever ingredient is hiding in connman.. btw. antiX does the same thing (it also insists on using connman). 

Sadly,  I'm thinking about installing the laptop with MX (non-systemd).  Whatever connman might save in space it's not worth it to me, anyway.

#20 Devuan Derivatives » dwm on Miyo (Devuan Ceres- rolling) » 2020-10-29 17:45:41

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FWIW I have created a dual headed desktop (MiyoOB & dwm) on the Miyo Rolling base.  Sometime fairly soon I'll publish the tools I used to build the environment alng with relevant instructions for any intrepid adventures....

I plan to place a link to the Free build tutorials in a reply on this thread.  I hope the 'god's' accept such things in this forum.


#22 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [Ceres] Xfce4: not more xfce4-panel | kernel 5.9 » 2020-10-20 17:03:51

I, also, found 5.9 to cause hard failures (mine were largely with VirtualBox). It's fixable with a rollback to 5.7.

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