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#1 Re: Installation » Is it possible to use pipewire in devuan 4? » 2021-08-25 23:54:37

the video thing is only necesary for wayland since wayland doesn't allow desktop capture like x11 does

#2 Re: Installation » Is it possible to use pipewire in devuan 4? » 2021-08-21 08:48:35

larsH wrote:

It is currently only possible to start pipewire manually in every session.

and that is a non issue, since i use a window manager i already start pulse on .xprofile

! pidof pulseaudio >/dev/null &&
setsid -f pulseaudio --start >/dev/null 2>&1 &

i'm waiting on the pipewire documentation so that i can either add pipewire support to the volume module i have on my bar or write a new one targeting pipewire

as despite the fact that is a redhat project it seems to be better than pulse with the promise of reduced latency and jack integration it means no longer there's a need for messing with the awful pulse loopbacks and instead audiostreams can be managed on a jack patchbay

#3 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2021-05-18 00:49:05

dice wrote:
EDX-0 wrote:

btw that is a custom coronavirus tracker module, it's just a simple shell script tho.

Morbid, why would you want that in your statusbar and how factually accurate is it!

1. conversation topic
2. my script is a wrapper around the curl interface of this project, so it is as accurate as it's sources which so far have been accurate for my country

#4 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2021-05-17 04:16:13

on a fresh start


i really settled with awesome wm.

btw that is a custom coronavirus tracker module, it's just a simple shell script tho.

#5 Re: Devuan » Devuan + s6? » 2021-05-15 02:48:51

some more necroposting, but now that tt is abandoned then runit takes priority and perhaps s6 will too?

#6 Re: Devuan » As Debian 11 moves closer to Devuan. Is there any reason to stay on De » 2021-03-04 17:29:06

There will always be, as long as systemd is the "default" other init systems on debian will be an after tought and the experience will be rough around the edges, also if you need more recent packages than what stable offers then devuan will be the superior option, devuan ceres will have fixes and patches for nosystemd operation faster than debian sid will, so as a result if some update to some package with a dependency on a systemd component breaks nosystemd usage you will be stuck with a brocken package on debian while you wait for the patch to be upstreamed from devuan, meanwhile on devuan ceres the breaking update won't be pushed until the patch works, and you can be sure the patch will hit devuan faster than it will debian.

tl;dr for those of us that do unstable debian makes no sense at all.

#7 Re: Other Issues » Please add Plymouth package to beowulf repo » 2021-02-09 22:10:12

what is the state of plymouth in ceres? i have installed the package and can't get it to work

#8 Devuan » Devuan + pipewire - pulseaudio » 2021-01-19 06:18:49

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I have seen it is possible to completely replace pulseaudio with pipewire, and in fact on distros such as nix, arch and fedora it seems a trivial task, but i wonder has anyone looked into completely replacing pulseaudio with pipewire on devuan?

Most folks here only use alsa and perhaps apulse to run programs that depend on pulse, but i don't just have the need to run software that uses pulseaudio but i the need for pro audio for recording and the promise of removing the last bit of poetteringware without loosing functionality and having a unified way to deal with consumer and pro audio is too good to pass on.

So has anyone got pipewire to work as a complete replacement of pulse? or does someone has an idea of what would be necesary to do to acomplish it, service defnitions, configurations etc... ?

#9 Re: News & Announcements » X.Org ------> ex-org? » 2021-01-06 19:40:22

the xorg server is stable, and even if it were to be abandoned is not like there's anything preventing people from forking and continue developing it, remember gnome2, unity greeter, unity DE,  etc....

also who knows it, the "death" of x11 could be the birth of x12

#10 Re: Installation » no ext3 and ext4 option for formatting partitions during installation » 2021-01-06 19:08:12

the mirror you used may have a corrupted installer image, did you verify the checksum?

#11 Re: Devuan » Devuan + s6? » 2020-12-29 23:59:20

oh well, necro posting this dead thread but seeing that there is a package for s6 2.7 on beowulf i'm curious if anyone has tried it as even tho runit is good s6 really seems like the logical next step with it being fully compatible with every *nix (at least in theory), i guess porting the services or writing some wrapper/compatibility layer to run service scripts wirtten for sysv or systemd is the biggest roadblock

#12 Re: Installation » wicd broke when I changed unstable from stable, how do I install NM? » 2020-12-23 21:20:10

if you do a netinstall right before you install the init you can chroot into the new system, there you can install network manager, then after reboot if you went for sysvinit you can install runit, after that you can modify sources.list to point to chimaera or ceres, it is better to do a minimal install (no graphical anything) before upgrading to chimaera or ceres

#13 Re: Installation » Base install recent migration from ubuntu some concerns » 2020-12-13 00:17:18

Edit: nevermind i remembered i can just refer to the debian documentation for this but using devuan's suite names

sorry for pestering with noob questions but does this look like a proper /etc/apt/sources.list for upgrading to chimaera?
i opened the file on vim and did :%s/beowulf/chimaera/g<cr>

deb chimaera main non-free contrib
deb-src chimaera main non-free contrib
deb squeeze main

# deb chimaera-security main contrib non-free
# deb-src chimaera-security main contrib non-free

# chimaera-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb chimaera-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src chimaera-updates main contrib non-free

#14 Re: Installation » Base install recent migration from ubuntu some concerns » 2020-12-12 21:23:23

Thanks, the capacity of easily creating your own iso is one of the very reasons i decided to hop onto devuan from all other non-systemd distros, i even considered void linux for a while

#15 Re: Installation » Base install recent migration from ubuntu some concerns » 2020-12-12 20:23:04

Thanks, the posts of the forum have been helpful, when my base install didn't startx after installing the minimal x server setup a post of the forum had the solution, i had to install the firmware package for amd gpu.

#16 Re: Installation » Base install recent migration from ubuntu some concerns » 2020-12-12 20:18:24

Thanks, any suggestion on creating a live iso with refracra snapshot? As in do i give up on runit or upgrade to chimaera with sysvinit, install and config everything there, create the live iso still in sysvinit an move to runit after?

#17 Installation » Base install recent migration from ubuntu some concerns » 2020-12-12 19:06:29

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I just did a netinstall with no DE as i intend to use awesome and DE independient packages, i'm almost done setting the system how i want but i find myself with some concerns:

• i want to change my sources to chimaera as there is software i need that isn't avaible for beowulf, like neovim > 4.3, light, and a more recent version of calcurse (i may end compiling that one myself from source as it not only has inproved caldav support but it reads the config from .config/calcurse by default) which goes to the next point

• i want to install runit but from reading it seems installing runit on chimaera is rather tricky, and installing it on beowulf and then upgrading to chimaera seems safest

• but i want to create a live iso of my install as i intend to buy a new laptop for uni for christmass, so i want some automation of installing my system how i want, however from what i've read so far on the forum installing runit has conflicts with refracta snapshot

in regards to harware i am looking at getting an hp probook 445 G7 with ryzen 4700U, from what i unserstand i only need linux-wlan-ng-firmware and linux >= 5.7 for that to work

All advice is greatly appreciated

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