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#1 Off-topic » Ditched pop 22.04 cuz mouse was not working, devuan all the way! » 2022-08-10 17:36:36

recklessswing
Replies: 0

Pop 22.04 has a weird problem, no mouse at all works. Only touchpad. But on devuan 5.18 kernel, everything works. The backports one I mean. I am back with devuan. Does anyone has the same problems with ubuntu 22.04 and derivatives?

#2 Off-topic » Why don't we just fork systemd and remove unneccessary bloat? » 2022-04-15 17:58:41

recklessswing
Replies: 14

Why don't we fork systemd instead? Let's just remove unneccessary parts. Can't we do that? Wouldn't it be better? Or worse?

#3 Off-topic » Is wayland the new systemd ? » 2022-04-15 17:57:41

recklessswing
Replies: 12

Will it be something we hate as much as systemd? Just curious. Sorry if this was asked before. Is it as bad as systemd or worse? By the way, why don't we fork systemd instead? Let's just remove unneccessary parts. Can't we do that?

#4 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] any chances to install nvidia-legacy-340xx on Devuan chimaera? » 2022-04-15 17:53:34

Altoid wrote:

Hello:

deepforest wrote:

thanks for help!

You're welcome.

deepforest wrote:

... is it worth trying to install nvidia-legacy-340xx ...


The 340XX drivers are propiertary/closed source and Debian cannot supply a 340XX package because Nvidia will not update them for newer kernels.

True to their A1-asshole mentality, they will not release the code for the hardware to be used in newer kernels.

What about old amd cards? How do they work then? Like for example, hd 6850. I still use it with 5.10 kernel. I don't think amd still release something for them. Just curious. I also got some x1950, a prehistoric card.

#5 Installation » Installation Turkish character bug, doesn't change keymap at install » 2022-04-15 17:49:06

recklessswing
Replies: 0

Which results in things like, I for one set up a password with ö, although I selected Turkish keymap at start and pressed ö in my keyboard, it still uses English keymap which that, password doesn't wont really have ö in it, instead it has "," which is in place of ö. That is just an example. Probably happens with all non English languages. I think Swedish has ö, Germans have ü. I can pass this because I know English keyboard aswell, so a lucky guess fixed this problem for me.

#6 Installation » Why is only main repo is active in sources.list? » 2022-03-13 23:35:25

recklessswing
Replies: 10

When I installed devuan for the first time, I saw that in sources.list only this repo is enabled:
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera main 
Other security and updates are there but commented. Why is this? Should I uncomment them?

#7 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] How to choose runit while installing? Which iso provides that? » 2022-03-12 20:06:47

This SOLVED it.
But on artix the packages were like this, for example openssh has openssh-runit package which triggers it running at boot. It is configured to not work like this in devuan,right?

#8 Re: Devuan » [SOLVED] Devuan chimaera is better at gaming than artix on my low end laptop » 2022-03-12 19:58:42

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Have you seen https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Improving_performance? Not sure how much Artix does in respect of optimisation but you might be able to squeeze a bit more from it.

I find Debian & Arch to be almost identical in respect of gaming performance with amdgpu (both are better than Windows) but Debian is "lighter" than Arch generally.

EDIT: I use the cpufreq.default_governor=performance kernel command line parameter, that might help you if you're not bothered by the reduced battery life (only for kernel >5.9). And mitigations=off but don't try that with Intel :-)

https://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_5.9#CPU … cy_scaling

I use gamemode. I think it already does that governor thing isn't it?

#9 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] I installed gnome, now I can't use XFCE » 2022-03-12 19:56:29

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
recklessswing wrote:

I installed gnome with this command: sudo apt install task-gnome-desktop

Check the logs to see if any packages were removed for that operation. I've had both GNOME & Xfce working under Devuan chimaera so it should be possible.

This should re-install the full Xfce desktop:

# apt install task-xfce-desktop

This gave me already installed thing. I did it with this instead:

sudo apt install task-xfce-desktop --reinstall

#10 Installation » [SOLVED] I installed gnome, now I can't use XFCE » 2022-03-10 23:40:05

recklessswing
Replies: 5

I installed gnome with this command: sudo apt install task-gnome-desktop
And chose gdm instead of slim. Now when I choose xfce from the bottom, it stil brings me to gnome wayland. Why? Is XFCE broken now?

#11 Devuan » [SOLVED] Devuan chimaera is better at gaming than artix on my low end laptop » 2022-03-06 21:37:25

recklessswing
Replies: 2

I dual boot with artix. And, devuan stable was both better, and also cooler. Devuan was around 54 C max, whereas artix, 62 C. And FPS was better, and much less stutter either way. The game I used is wow wotlk 3.3.5a, playing on a private server(I play sometimes for nostalgia). I got around 45-50 fps, awesome for this laptop right?

For artix I used the linux-zen kernel, but I use stock kernel in devuan maybe that's why. I will test again with stock arch kernel later.

This is my system info. Pretty potato pc right?

System:
  Host: devuan Kernel: 5.10.0-11-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0
  Distro: Devuan GNU/Linux 4 (chimaera)
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: SAMSUNG product: R518 v: N/A
  Mobo: SAMSUNG model: R518 serial: <superuser required> BIOS: Phoenix
  v: 03LC.M026.20091116.Jay date: 11/16/2009
CPU:
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo P7450 bits: 64 type: MCP
  L2 cache: 3 MiB
  Speed: 1595 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1595 2: 1596
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD RV710/M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4330/4350/4550] driver: radeon
  v: kernel
  Device-2: Z-Star Micro Namuga 1.3M Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: loaded: ati,radeon
  unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD RV710 (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.10.0-11-amd64 LLVM 11.0.1)
  v: 3.3 Mesa 20.3.5
Info:
  Processes: 196 Uptime: 36m Memory: 3.81 GiB used: 1.6 GiB (42.0%)

#12 Re: Installation » Samsung n150 netbook fn brightness buttons dont work » 2022-02-01 08:19:03

I forgot to say that I use XFCE.

Linux devuan 5.10.0-11-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.10.92-1 (2022-01-18) x86_64 GNU/Linux

This is the one I currently use. Although I mostly use xanmod one. It doesn't work there either. Btw, do you think xanmod would really improve this device's performance? It has atom N450 CPU 1.66 ghz.

Btw I found this article in debian wiki: https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebia … ung%20N150

They say add that acpi_backlight=vendor line to the grub, which I did. I am not a newbie btw, I did it right smile

Not a big problem for me though. I could live with this.

#13 Re: Installation » Samsung n150 netbook fn brightness buttons dont work » 2022-01-29 00:38:18

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Which desktop is this? Is it Xfce?

Are the brightness keys recognised if you run

xev

^ That command is provided by the x11-utils package.

No, they are not recognized by xev

#14 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] How to choose runit while installing? Which iso provides that? » 2022-01-28 17:57:37

golinux wrote:

Look at screenshot #19 in the install guide

I am sorry but still dont get it. I got devuan live iso and there is no such option, its all live install. Is it netinstall?

#15 Installation » Samsung n150 netbook fn brightness buttons dont work » 2022-01-28 11:36:25

recklessswing
Replies: 5

However, fn volume buttons do work. Brightness fn buttons dont. But, I can still change the brightness in the panel.

In debian, fn brightness buttons do work properly.

#16 Installation » [SOLVED] How to choose runit while installing? Which iso provides that? » 2022-01-27 23:51:42

recklessswing
Replies: 6

I downloaded devuan xfce live iso, I wasn't presented to choose any init system. What iso provides that? Should I have to choose that 5 GB all in one iso?

#17 Installation » Is it possible to use pipewire in devuan 4? » 2021-08-08 17:59:45

recklessswing
Replies: 8

In debian wiki, there are some systemd commands. Couldn't find sysvinit equivalent of them. What to do?

#18 Installation » [SOLVED] Why there is no devuan_beowulf_3.1.0_amd64-cd1.iso ? » 2021-03-04 10:16:31

recklessswing
Replies: 1

There s cd2-3-4 but no cd 1? Why is that? Am I missing something here? What should I do to burn them to cd now? I have old CD's laying around, I am so tired of rewriting linux to USB's everytime big_smile

#19 Installation » Does anybody develop for react/flutter/android in devuan? » 2021-02-22 22:00:23

recklessswing
Replies: 0

How's the performance? Does devuan's slow development cycle somehow negatively affects developing? Android is ok but react and flutter is always changing. I hate them both tbh but I need to work with them anyway. Would that cause a problem anyhow? If that does, I would prefer some rolling distro for that right now.

#20 Re: Installation » wicd broke when I changed unstable from stable, how do I install NM? » 2020-12-19 20:51:32

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

The latter method will let you drop wicd & NetworkManager entirely. They're both bloat anyway.

Wait. What if I reinstall, then remove wicd and install networkmanager, then update? How do you install networkmanager properly? I can't find any wiki about that. And I need to add it to sysvinit aswell?

#21 Installation » wicd broke when I changed unstable from stable, how do I install NM? » 2020-12-19 20:37:30

recklessswing
Replies: 7

Hi guys, I gotta say it's most likely wicd bug, I'll probably have to install networkmanager, I had problems with connman too before, in different systemd free distros.

So, I changed to unstable from testing. You know, changing the >apt>sources.list file. But I only changed two entries to ceres.

I only changed 2 entries, one in packages the other in sources:

deb http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/merged ceres main

And the other one was like this, I didn't touch security and updates ones.

Then I run updates. After the restart, the wicd was gone. Even run application couldn't find it.

Now I don't even have internet either I cannot connect. How to connect to internet without wicd?

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