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#1 Re: Other Issues » Tape drives » Today 14:07:42

so is this thing attached to a floppy drive?

maybe you need fdutils?

# apt install fdutils

might be problematic due to the usb connection of the tape drives.

Have a read of this here: https://www.linux.org/threads/how-do-i- … ive.33919/

I know yours is not a travan tape drive but could be a similar issue.

#2 Re: Other Issues » Tape drives » Today 13:46:59

does dmesg give any hints  maybe?

unplug and plug in while below command is running in a terminal.

# dmesg -wH

also is there any output when you do

# mt status

i found this with a search which may help...

http://etutorials.org/Linux+systems/how … e+Devices/

#3 Re: Other Issues » Tape drives » Today 13:23:16

Maybe try the gnu version? I dont know if there is a difference but when i installed mt-st i get 2 versions, mt-st and mt-gnu ??

https://manpages.debian.org/testing/cpi … .1.en.html

#4 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » Yesterday 13:43:59

a ratpoison wm setup. I dont mind ratpoison, it is a no frills wm, all i am using for the panel is conky piped through dzen2.

2021-05-14-233732-1366x768-scrot.png

here is the ratpoisonrc if anyone is interested.


# setting the escape key to the Windows key
escape Super_L

# look and feel
set border 2
set bargravity top
set barborder 2
set barpadding 1 1
set padding 3 22 2 2
set winname class
set fgcolor #cecece
set bgcolor #0c0c0d
set font -*-fixed-medium-r-*-*-15-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-1
set bargravity nw
set wingravity center
set transgravity center
set unmanage dzen2

# programs
definekey top M-S-Return exec xterm
definekey top M-w exec firefox-esr
definekey top Print exec xterm -e scrot -cd 10  
definekey top M-q exec pkill -U $(logname)
definekey top M-x exec exit.sh
definekey top M-C-p exec passmenu --type
definekey top M-p exec dmenu_run -b -nb '#bfbfbf' -nf '#0c0c0d' -sb '#0c0c0d' -sf '#cecece' -fn 'Mono-10'

# keys
unbind k

bind j focusdown
bind h focusleft
bind k focusup
bind l focusright

bind J exchangedown
bind H exchangeleft
bind K exchangeup
bind L exchangeright

bind semicolon colon

bind r restart
bind w windows
bind Escape abort
bind q only
bind b banish

rudeness 12

# custom keys
definekey top M-Tab next
definekey top M-ISO_Left_Tab prev
definekey top M-c kill

# workspaces
exec /usr/bin/rpws init 2 -k
exec rpws 1
exec /usr/bin/rpws init 6 -k
definekey top M-1 exec rpws 1
definekey top M-2 exec rpws 2
definekey top M-3 exec rpws 3
definekey top M-4 exec rpws 4
definekey top M-5 exec rpws 5
definekey top M-6 exec rpws 6

definekey top F1 rpwsm1
definekey top F2 rpwsm2
definekey top F3 rpwsm3
definekey top F4 rpwsm4
definekey top F5 rpwsm5
definekey top F6 rpwsm6

# autostart
exec xrdb -merge .Xresources
exec compton -b
exec dzen.sh
exec ~/.fehbg

# audio
definekey top XF86AudioRaiseVolume exec amixer -q set Master 5+
definekey top XF86AudioLowerVolume exec amixer -q set Master 5-
definekey top XF86AudioMute exec amixer -q set Master 0%

#Run box (sudo and apps launching)
definekey top C-space exec

#5 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » Yesterday 12:25:04

fullofquestions wrote:

I loaded the live boot devuan and run gparted from that, resized and everything seems fine:)

I don't get this:

til about dds images

sorry, just an acronym for "today i learned".

#6 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » Yesterday 11:14:50

yeah you will have to resize in a live environment with the partitions unmounted. Us a graphical live iso from the downloads section or any graphical debian based live image should suffice, i would recommend refracta linux myself.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/refracta/

^ not that link, too old.

This one >>> https://get.refracta.org/files/stable/


til about dds images wink

#7 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » Yesterday 10:45:20

fullofquestions wrote:

It looks like I need to boot with Live install CD to run Gparted with mounted, running partitions. If I only change partition sizes sensibly, everything should be fine afterwards, right?

On the plus side I got some things working fine with wine. But some of them with no sound. Quick search linked the issues to Pulse Audio, which many seem to despise for generally being buggy and having delay. Should I use alsa or something else instead?

Also, is there any tool that allows viewing dds images without loading them to gimp?

yeah gparted should be able to resize partitions ok, might take awhile though. I think you need parted program for it work inside gparted, from memory anyhow.

sudo apt install parted

i have no idea what to do with wine.

what is a dds image?

#8 Re: Off-topic » What are you reading/want to read ? » 2021-05-13 15:23:04

golinux wrote:
dice wrote:

Totally agree andy, was not my intention to start anything political or religious. All i was pointing out is that history is repeating itself again in a new world.

If this surprises you, you haven't been paying attention.  wink  Humans never seem to learn . . . at least about the things that matter . . .

not really, just mindful attention. I learn something new everyday, whether or not its good or bad i dont know, what i do know is that matter is an illusion.

#9 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » 2021-05-13 15:04:18

most programs belong to root. Its a security feature.

home user files will mostly contain configs, artwork or music and video files, not executables that could damage a system or be used by third parties to hack you etc.

i would give 30 GB to root and the remainder to home. Just be aware of the size of the files you intend to download and install.

#11 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » 2021-05-13 14:32:44

did you choose the size of the root partition or was it automatically added during install ?

I would give atleast 20-30GB to root.

I dont use synaptic so cant help there. Root partition will fill up if you are installing big packages sets, especially for gaming.

edit: if you want to resize the root partition, look into how to use https://linux.die.net/man/8/resize2fs

#12 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » 2021-05-13 14:05:47

fullofquestions wrote:
dice wrote:

I dont know where to go from here sorry. I dont use wicd so im not much use, i rather command line apps like wpa-supplicant and iwd.

In wicd advanced options I found one about wpa-supplicant set to wext (with several other options).

Also found a guide saying if Wireless Interface is empty, set it to wlan0 (most common, but didn't work) or run iwconfig to find yours (resulted in command not found).

Any clue on those?

in wicd set the wireless interface to the adapter wlx28ee520d7ec2

that wlx interface is your tp link usb we got the address of from the command ip link.

#13 Re: Off-topic » What are you reading/want to read ? » 2021-05-13 13:57:48

Totally agree andy, was not my intention to start anything political or religious. All i was pointing out is that history is repeating itself again in a new world.

I would rather see both sides of that current conflict be at peace, but it is unlikely.

Ok nuff of that.

Im currently reading

Civilized To Death - The Price Of Progress.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/285 … d-to-death

#14 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » 2021-05-13 13:51:23

fullofquestions wrote:

Still nothing comes up.

Edit:
In Wicd Preferences,
Wireless Interface is empty
Wired Interface says usb0

I dont know where to go from here sorry. I dont use wicd so im not much use, i rather command line apps like wpa-supplicant and iwd.

#15 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » 2021-05-13 13:24:29

You might need this firmware package.

sudo apt install firmware-ath9k-htc

reboot and see if you can see any other networks in wicd popup.

#16 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » 2021-05-13 13:07:10

fullofquestions wrote:

I'm using friend's smartphone both for tethering and wireless hotspot. No router here.

I can't see the wireless network even when I'm not connected through tethering. Should I completely close tethering from the phone? I guess create new ad-hoc network won't help right?

do you see anyone elses networks like a list of surrounding wifi networks, there essids?

it sort of defeats the purpose if you use the smartphone in tethered mode to gain wireless capability through the hotspot of the same phone think, but i have never done this so im in uncharted territory.

#17 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » 2021-05-13 12:49:46

fullofquestions wrote:

It returns nothing (It's hotspot btw, not through a rooter if this influences anything).

I also can't find it in wicd nor create a new wireless connection through it. Anything added becomes wired and I can't find an option to change to wireless.

i think you need to disconnect wired first and then try connecting wireless.

Do you see wireless essid's like your own hotspot.

Not sure if i understand but are you trying to use your smartphone as a wireless hotspot?

#18 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » 2021-05-13 12:36:31

so what is happening when you try to connect through wicd?

let us know the output of below command.

sudo ip link set wlx28ee520d7ec2 up

#19 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » 2021-05-13 11:37:09

If you have synaptic gui running that will cause it, close synaptic then rerun command.

ill be back in and hour or so. good luck

#20 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » 2021-05-13 11:33:14

okay so try this.

sudo apt install firmware-atheros

reboot

edit: if firmware-atheros is installed skip that

then show this command

ip link 

then let us now how you are connecting to the internet, what program, ie; network manager, wicd?

#21 Re: Off-topic » What are you reading/want to read ? » 2021-05-13 10:16:38

anticapitalista wrote:
dice wrote:
andyprough wrote:

The Wars of the Jews, or History of the Destruction of Jerusalem by Flavius Josephus, translated by William Whiston
Reading it in the terminal with my nifty little cli ebook reader, 'epy'.

That would be an interesting read considering the current situation in Jewish occupied Palestine.

You should say Zionist occupied Palestine. Judaism (religion) is not Zionism (colonialism).

I suppose so, isreali/zionist. But arent most zionists jewish? I get your point though, you cant say religion is to blame for these things, oh wait!

#22 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » 2021-05-13 08:01:35

Just focusing on the wifi adapter which i assume is the tp link usb dongle.

so you should post up your /etc/apt/sources.list as roflie suggested and anything inside of /etc/apt/sources.list.d

and also post up the output of the command lsusb.

I fairly certain you need the firmware-atheros package for that tp link device and you shouldnt need to compile anything from github or outside of devuan/debian.

https://packages.debian.org/buster/firmware-atheros

#23 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » 2021-05-12 15:38:12

Okay so one thing at a time. Install inxi and let us know the following command output in a terminal. This will give us a more detailed view of your system.

sudo apt install inxi 
inxi -F

#24 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » 2021-05-12 15:18:55

fullofquestions wrote:

Aren't many software made for windows fine with wine and virtual machines?

Dont know, imo wine is stupidware. If you want to run windows software, use a windows machine. I advocate only using unix/linux on one machine, not dual booting or trying to make microsoft work in a unix environment. Others may disagree with my stance and give you some advice.

#25 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Questions on Setting Up Hardware/Software on a New Devuan System » 2021-05-12 15:12:10

well if you want to run microsoft games you probably need to run some variant of microsoft software. Especially the .exe ones, they dont work on unix.

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