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#1 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] is there not an ISO that doesn't immediately start the installer? » 2024-07-11 10:00:38

Oh! I actually did not realize that your latest release is bleeding edge and Daedalus is still entirely usable. I do not at all insist on bleeding edge; in fact I prefer stability. I'll go download Daedalus. Thank you.

#2 Installation » does the Brave browser work here? » 2024-07-10 21:48:43

Carolina In My Mind
Replies: 8

The reason I ask is: I was going to try the Devuan-based version of Peppermint, but Brave won't install in it. I don't have the error message to quote, but it indicated that the problem wasn't the installed browser (obviously not, since I didn't get to install it) but an issue with the relevant repository. It had to be specific to Peppermint, because my Brave browser installs and upgrades perfectly well in MX, my current distro.

Anyway, can anyone tell me whether Brave is expected to work in Devuan, before I get Devuan running on my computer?

#3 Installation » [SOLVED] is there not an ISO that doesn't immediately start the installer? » 2024-07-10 21:39:48

Carolina In My Mind
Replies: 4

It's been at least a year since I tried Devuan, and before installing to try it again, I wanted to look around in a live environment. Assuming that was perfectly possible (I'm pretty sure that's what I did before), I downloaded the 64-bit desktop.iso and then set it up on a flash drive (for which I used the MX live-usb maker).

I found that the liveUSB takes me straight to the installer. Uh, did I download the wrong iso? The only others I find in … aller-iso/ are the netinstall and what, from the filename, appears to be a server version (no?). I don't want to learn to netinstall at this time, and my computer isn't set up to be a server (if it even could be). I wanted to install "normally," but wanted to first look around and see what I would be getting. So are these the only options for your current version?

#4 Re: Devuan » [SOLVED] could you add the latest version of xfce4-notes that avoids libunique? » 2023-04-10 14:54:47

fsmithred wrote:

It's very unlikely that we'll do it. You could backport it or you could probably download and install the version from mx that was made for the same version of debian that matches the devuan you're running.

I tried your second suggestion. I didn't know it was safe to just try another distro's package--I had been advised against doing it; but so I tried MX's xfce4-notes package in Devuan, and it seems to work fine.

#5 Devuan » [SOLVED] could you add the latest version of xfce4-notes that avoids libunique? » 2023-04-09 19:08:27

Carolina In My Mind
Replies: 3

I was informed in this thread that because xfce4-notes' depndency libunique is abandoned, Devuan cannot include xfce4-notes. However, I found out that for my other distro, MX, the developers solved that problem. They told me "libunique is no longer a dependency" and "[they] packaged it up for [their] own repo." (Source: … #p718487.) Could the Devuan team do this?

I dunno, perhaps this new version of xfce4-notes is the same one in Devuan's experimental repo that Head_on_a_Stick suggested I backport. (This backporting--would that be most likely what the MX team did?) But regardless, if the Devuan developers can't or won't do what MX did, then I guess I'll try myself to backport. I wasn't going to, but I don't particularly like the xfce4-notes alternatives that I've found.

#7 Other Issues » how can I un-assign the special keys I assigned during installation? » 2023-02-16 14:54:46

Carolina In My Mind
Replies: 1

Devuan isn't letting me use the left Windoze logo key for keyboard shortcuts. I guessed why: when the installer asked what key to assign for certain key sequences (multi-key and others, I forget what those were), I specified left logo for at least one of them. It presumably reserved that key. I would like to un-assign left logo. (Not expecting to use multi-key anyway.) How can I do that?

(Can't use the right logo key for my shortcuts. That key is physically broken.)

#9 Re: Other Issues » do we not have xfce4-notes in the repositories? » 2023-02-16 14:27:52

Short takeaway from these responses: we can't use xfce4-notes in Devuan. I would rather explore alternatives than teaching myself how to backport. I looked on, but the only one of those programs that we have in our repo is Gnote. At first glance, I find it more elaborate than I need. What alternative do you recommend?

#10 Re: Other Issues » can't run Thunar as user: segmentation fault » 2023-02-01 19:57:53

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Why have you added Debian buster & bullseye repositories?

The active sources show your "version" just fine, no need to bother with lsb_release.

Before I figured out why I can't use xfce-notes in Devuan, I mistakenly thought the problem was we merely didn't have it, and was digging around in other repositories. I've long since turned them off.

#11 Re: Other Issues » can't run Thunar as user: segmentation fault » 2023-02-01 19:41:56

Right, no problem.

output of apt policy:
Package files:
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     release a=now
500 buster/main amd64 Packages
     release v=10.13,o=Debian,a=oldstable,n=buster,l=Debian,c=main,b=amd64
100 bullseye-backports/main amd64 Packages
     release o=Debian Backports,a=bullseye-backports,n=bullseye-backports,l=Debian Backports,c=main,b=amd64
100 bullseye-backports/contrib amd64 Packages
     release o=Debian Backports,a=bullseye-backports,n=bullseye-backports,l=Debian Backports,c=contrib,b=amd64
100 bullseye-backports/non-free amd64 Packages
     release o=Debian Backports,a=bullseye-backports,n=bullseye-backports,l=Debian Backports,c=non-free,b=amd64
500 bullseye-security/main amd64 Packages
     release v=11,o=Debian,a=stable-security,n=bullseye-security,l=Debian-Security,c=main,b=amd64
500 bullseye-security/non-free amd64 Packages
     release v=11,o=Debian,a=stable-security,n=bullseye-security,l=Debian-Security,c=non-free,b=amd64
500 bullseye/non-free amd64 Packages
     release v=11.6,o=Debian,a=stable,n=bullseye,l=Debian,c=non-free,b=amd64
500 bullseye/contrib amd64 Packages
     release v=11.6,o=Debian,a=stable,n=bullseye,l=Debian,c=contrib,b=amd64
500 bullseye/main amd64 Packages
     release v=11.6,o=Debian,a=stable,n=bullseye,l=Debian,c=main,b=amd64
100 chimaera-backports/main amd64 Packages
     release v=4.0,o=Devuan Backports,a=stable-backports,n=chimaera-backports,l=Devuan Backports,c=main,b=amd64
500 chimaera-security/main amd64 Packages
     release v=4.0,o=Devuan,a=stable-security,n=chimaera-security,l=Devuan-Security,c=main,b=amd64
500 chimaera-updates/main amd64 Packages
     release v=4.0.0,o=Devuan,a=stable-updates,n=chimaera-updates,l=Devuan,c=main,b=amd64
500 chimaera/main amd64 Packages
     release v=4.0,o=Devuan,a=stable,n=chimaera,l=Devuan,c=main,b=amd64

DE/WM: Xfce 4.

Devuan version: Chimaera. I'm not sure of a version number yet. Give me a command to enter. I thought lsb_release would tell me, but Devuan says "No LSB modules are available."

#12 Forum Feedback » why don't we get automatically subscribed to our own threads? » 2023-02-01 16:02:59

Carolina In My Mind
Replies: 2

While posting a question, I noticed that subscribing to the thread appears to be an option (the obvious implication of the "subscribe to this topic" box). Why wouldn't the user want to subscribe to a thread they started?

#13 Other Issues » can't run Thunar as user: segmentation fault » 2023-02-01 15:59:54

Carolina In My Mind
Replies: 6

Nothing was happening when I entered my keyboard shortcut for Thunar, so I tried running it in a terminal. "Segmentation fault." No other information is displayed.

It just occurred to me to sudo it just to see what would happen, supposing the segmentation fault might or might not happen with root. No segmentation fault; it works normally. Of course I'm not going to keep sudoing, though.

I have to fix this if I want to keep using Devuan, because I consider Thunar one of my "core" applications and am not interested in switching to another file manager. If I'm unable to use Thunar here, I'll go to another distro.

#14 Other Issues » do we not have xfce4-notes in the repositories? » 2023-01-10 16:16:33

Carolina In My Mind
Replies: 4

Hello. New Devuan user. I have all the repositories activated (except the deb-src), but can't find xfce4-notes. Does this distro not use it, for some reason?

If we don't have it, would there be a problem if I acquired the package and installed it manually?

EDit: I instead added a Buster repo and got the package from there.

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