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#1 Re: ARM Builds » [SOLVED] manual downloading arm64 packages » 2024-04-07 13:33:39

Grazzi delgado,
    Quite understandable and a big help.

Mike

#2 ARM Builds » [SOLVED] manual downloading arm64 packages » 2024-04-07 03:21:17

Mike
Replies: 2

I made the mistake of purging network-manager and it's associated packages then discovered I couldn't figure out how to get the network configured again.
    Consequently I switched to a Debian bookworm install to replace the packages I had purged. I was unable to figure out how to tell the 'Devuan Package Information' system that I wanted arm64 rather than amd64 packages.
   The only way I found was to search for the package, select the appropriate version that matched up with daedalus, on the new page I then scrolled down to the download link for the amd64 version copied the link, pasted it into the browser address bar, changed 'amd64' to 'arm64' in the address and then downloaded the correct package.
    Needless to say that was rather a hassle and quite time consuming for 21 packages.
    I suspect there is an easier way and hope someone here will point it out to me.

Thanks,
Mike

#3 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] In firefox a google popup asking to remember my password, how to stop? » 2024-02-26 23:00:05

I hate to say it but this didn't solve the problem.
Google still wants to help me log in even after rebooting.
Not solved after all.

Thanks for trying,
Mike

#4 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] In firefox a google popup asking to remember my password, how to stop? » 2024-02-23 16:36:02

I too am using 115.6.0esr (64-bit) and though I couldn't find the 'Never' box to select, I did find the other options.
Thank you very much for your assistance.
I'll mark this as Solved.

Be well,
Mike

#5 Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] In firefox a google popup asking to remember my password, how to stop? » 2024-02-23 00:41:52

Mike
Replies: 10

In firefox on many sites, including this one,  a google popup asks to remember my password.
I can't imagine why would anyone wish to give google their passwords.
I hope someone here can tell me how to stop it?

Thanks,
Mike

#6 Re: Other Issues » I can read but not send to the DNG mailing list » 2024-02-12 14:57:16

goinux, if you'll go back to message #12 in this thread you'll see that I've twice signed up for DNG but never got a response.
I sent a message to the list admin but got no response there either that why I asked if the list had died.
I'll try again to sign up as you suggest.

Be well,
Mike

#7 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » requesting recomendations for a small window manager » 2024-02-12 03:08:48

Kelsoo,
    You praised twm so I assume it works for you. I've got .twmrc pretty much how I want it but not having any luck with f.warpring 'next'. I've hooked it to Alt Tab even written a short function:
Function "warp-and-raise"
{   f.warpring "next"
    f.raise
    f.focus
}

but it doesn't raise the different windows.
What am I missing?
The three windows I use most are named in WindowRing{}.
The other thing that I haven't managed to get a handle on is as stultumanto mentioned the text insertion follows the mouse. NoTitleFocus, if I understand the docs, says it should prevent the keyboard input from changing just because the mouse cursor moves into the window, yet that isn't how it seems to work.
AutoRelativeResize doesn't work for me. Perhaps you can explain how to make that work too.

Thanks and be well,
Mike

#8 Re: Other Issues » I can read but not send to the DNG mailing list » 2024-02-12 02:20:35

Hi golinux,
    I posted to DNG a few minutes ago but since I never got signed up am not holding my breath.
Yes I check spam often, ATT and now Frontier, my current provider, both use Yahoo. No matter how often you tell Yahoo not to put anything in spam they do it anyway and most every month bounce either a Debuan User List or Bash List digest packet as well. Welcome to the real world, Mike.
    Thanks for attaching the DNG list URL, I'd not stumbled across that yet, so bookmarked it.

Be well,
Mike

#9 Re: Other Issues » I can read but not send to the DNG mailing list » 2024-02-11 04:30:48

golinux,
It's been most of a month now and I have yet to hear from anyone on DNG.
Are you sure that list is still alive or perhaps the administrator has had a heart attack.

Be well,
Mike

#10 Desktop and Multimedia » requesting recomendations for a small window manager » 2024-01-19 00:17:43

Mike
Replies: 13

mike@DevuanPI4b:~> uname -a
Linux MikesDevuanPI 6.1.70 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jan  7 04:13:59 CET 2024 aarch64 GNU/Linux

After my initial install with LXDE I broke the system trying to remove it so reinstalled from scratch then installed twm.
I've got it working but LibreOffice tools don't play well and I use calc daily. Changing calc's window size throws it for  loop and I must close it then reload it to make it usable again.
Looking through the output of `apt-cache dumpavail' I see several window managers who install under 100,000 bytes. Among them 9wm, cwm, dwm, evilwm, flwm, lwm and windowlab and many wouldn't require adding more libs than twm has already installed.
I was wondering if anyone here had tried any of those and liked them.

Thanks for your thoughts,
Mike

#11 Re: Other Issues » I can read but not send to the DNG mailing list » 2024-01-18 14:04:57

golinux,
    I posted again on the 16th as mike.junk.46, did you not see it?

Be well,
Mike

#12 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] can't install firefox addons uBlock & NoScript » 2024-01-18 00:21:31

boughtonp,
I have to say 'Thank you, very much.'
I've used NoScript for years and just ran into uBlock in my Raspbian system. I really haven't really gotten acquainted with it yet.
Other things I have yet to find in Devuan are xclock, xload and PaleMoon, but I guess that's a bit off topic in this thread.

So thanks again for your help and be well.
Mike

#13 Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] can't install firefox addons uBlock & NoScript » 2024-01-16 23:09:39

Mike
Replies: 5

mike@DevuanPI4b:~> uname -a
Linux MikesDevuanPI 6.1.70 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jan  7 04:13:59 CET 2024 aarch64 GNU/Linux

FireFox 15.6 as installed from Devuan repositories, recently reinstalled after seeing another Devuan user saying he has a later version.

I've tried to install 'uBlock Origin' and NoScript but nothing happens after clicking 'Add' except a little dot in a box goes back and forth forever.
If I click 'Login' up in the right corner it says I must sign up to access the addons.

Have others found this or better yet a way around this road block?

Be well,
Mike

#14 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] firefox auto update » 2024-01-15 14:44:40

Thanks GlennW, I found it in about:config.
I've got FF version 115.6 because I just ran apt update && apt upgrade.
It doesn't have update options on the General Page.
Did you get 121.1 from the Devuan repository?

Thanks for the help,

Be Well,
Mike

#15 Re: Other Issues » I can read but not send to the DNG mailing list » 2024-01-15 00:16:07

golinux,
    This is only related but when I searched DNG this topic came up and I saw your response saying you monitor DNG.
I've enroled twice to DNG but never got a response back.
On the 6th I posted an email to dng-owner@lists.dyne.org and got no response there either.
Is there some reason I'm not permitted on DNG?

Thanks,
Mike

#16 Re: Devuan » [SOLVED] firefox menus » 2024-01-14 23:58:17

Thanks, golinux.
That did the trick.
Much obliged.
Be well,
Mike

#17 Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] firefox auto update » 2024-01-14 23:56:19

Mike
Replies: 4

mike@DevuanPI4b:~> uname -a
Linux MikesDevuanPI 6.1.70 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jan  7 04:13:59 CET 2024 aarch64 GNU/Linux

Where there used to be a checkbox to tell firefox not to update automatically that is no longer an option and when FF updated itself a few weeks ago it switched the default scheme/style making FF and the libreoffice tools unusable by blacking out the menus.

At the time I was assured that Debian's FF isn't like that but now I se the same thing again.

If there is anyone here who knows how to keep FF from updating itself I'd appreciate hearing about te fix.

I do wish palemoon was in the devuan repositories.

Thanks,
Mike

#18 Devuan » [SOLVED] firefox menus » 2024-01-14 23:24:03

Mike
Replies: 2

This is not really a Devuan problem but I'm not having the problem on my Raspberry Pi Debian system.
I'm just getting a Devuan system set up and had to start over after installing LXDE via tasksel.

mike@DevuanPI4b:~> uname -a
Linux MikesDevuanPI 6.1.70 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jan  7 04:13:59 CET 2024 aarch64 GNU/Linux

When I installed firefox-esr this time it came without the top menu that has 'File, Bookmarks. etc.' and I can't find how to put it back.

If anyone here has solution I'll be grateful.

Thanks,
Mike

#19 Re: Devuan » [SOLVED] sudo, /etc/sudo.conf, probe_interfaces » 2024-01-11 23:09:26

Hi stultumanto,
    Yes I know about comments.
    A rather knowledgable fellow on another forum pointed out to me that visudo is meant only to edit /etc/sudoers and using it to edit /etc/sudo.conf puts it in the position of complaining of things that don't belong in /etc/sudoers.
    Another thing he pointed out is that complaint I was seeing when bringing the network up/dwn was because my hostname wasn't mentioned in /etc/hosts.
    Putting this line in /etc/hosts:
127.0.1.1   MikesPI
made that problem go away and the long delay while sudo tried to find the address of my host also disappeared.
    This might be worth looking into for you too.

Be well,
Mike

#20 Devuan » [SOLVED] sudo, /etc/sudo.conf, probe_interfaces » 2024-01-09 01:33:35

Mike
Replies: 2

mike@RPI4b3:~> uname -a
Linux MikesPI 6.1.0-rpi7-rpi-v8 #1 SMP PREEMPT Debian 1:6.1.63-1+rpt1 (2023-11-24) aarch64 GNU/Linux

Yes I'm on Raspberry Debian now but my Devuan system still isn't working well enough to post here and I ran into this first on my daedalus system.
visudo complains that my hostname can't be found via DNS, which i don't find surprising since I'm a single user system serving no ports. It's been like that for years and never caused a problem until I installed Devuan. 'visudo /etc/sudo.conf'  shows a line '# Set probe_interfaces false' which should tell sudo not to worry whether hostname returns an FQDN. Unfortunalely, visudo sees that as a syntax error and sudo ignores that line. If I leave the line uncommented sudo still complains if mike takes eth0 up or down. I just checked and the same thing happens on this system. Both are Debian based systems and I'm wondering if anyone here can say Iif the problem comes from Debian or upstream.
Thanks for listening.
Be well,
Mike

#21 Re: Devuan » [SOLVED] Stop LXDE from being automatically started » 2024-01-06 05:19:16

Well, surprise, surprise, when I went back to boot the Devuan install, the first try it, didn't get to the login prompt but the second time I could login and every thing seemed OK, I'm begining to suspect my KVM switch which is likely 15 years old.
None the less I purged all the packages tasksel installed for LXDE so I'll have to start over there. I've seen some posts here about a minimum X install, so will persue that.

Steve_v you mention adding to the kernel command line. Would that be editing /boot/config-6.1.69 and the param: CONFIG_CMDLINE?
A line at the top of that fle says: # Automatically generated file; DO NOT EDIT.

Aluma, what program gave you that display? Apropos confif or sysv orrunlevel doesn't give me anything that looks like it might be that program. Maybe I need to install it.

I just today realized that a short script I wrote to backup personal stuff to a flash drive weekly has been failing because some process under systemd had already mounted that flash under /media/mike/ hence my mount command telling it to mount on /sdb failed, grr. I'm really getting annoyed when the system does not what I want but what someone else wants.

Guys I really appreciate your input and if you lived close by would be deligted to buy you a beer.

Be well,
Mike

#22 Re: Devuan » [SOLVED] Stop LXDE from being automatically started » 2024-01-05 19:01:32

Thanks for the info, Sir.
I'll go try those things now.
Mike

#23 Re: Devuan » [SOLVED] Stop LXDE from being automatically started » 2024-01-05 16:50:07

Steve_v, I've never used sysrq before. While man, aprpops, whatis and which had nothing to say about sysrq or magic, Wikipedia filled in the blanks.
None of those gave any information about 'sak' that you mentioned and a web search mostly pointed to women's handbags and fashions.
Please explain or point me to a reference.
Thanks,
Mike

#24 Re: Devuan » [SOLVED] Stop LXDE from being automatically started » 2024-01-05 02:55:52

Well, I spoke too quickly.
After killing LXDE on tty7 and restatring it on tty11, I posted my message above saying solved.
When I got back to the CL on tty10 where I had executed 'srartx -- vt11 &' it seemed to be hung, a couple of carriage returns later I hit Crtl-c. This brought LXDE on ttty11 down and I couldn't get it back. I tried the same startx command that had worked before both as mike and as root. No joy. Thinking that since I had started editing my log on tty7, i quit that and exited the VT. Didn't help. As root '/etc/init.d/lightdm start', the LXDE executable. No joy, said started but didn't show. As root, '/etc/init.d/lightdm restart'. Same result. Running 'top' showed that Xorg was running but no display manager and no xterm. I killed Xorg and tried all the things I'd tried before, still no joy.
Thinking perhaps I'd have better luck if I shutdown Devuan and restarted.
In 5-6 tries Devuan failed to start to the point of being able to to login.
A couple of times it never even showed a screen but several times it got to the login screen but wouldn't accept key strokes so no login.
The times it booted messages flash by on the screen saying apparmor failed.
Some distributions have a chance durring boot to get into a simple console to try to repair a broken system.
Has Devuan such that I simply didn't see or am I remembering that from MS Windows?
I'm back in Debian for Raspberry PI now in order to post.
Looks like I'll likely have to reinstall Devuan.
Unless someone has a better idea.
Be well,
Mike

#25 Re: Devuan » [SOLVED] Stop LXDE from being automatically started » 2024-01-05 00:20:50

Thanks Steve_v,
Itś been so long since I ran a sysV init system that I had forgotten to look in /etc/init.d/.
After spending half an hour last night killing various processes with ´kill -9 nnnn´ and watching LXDE shutdown then come right back I appreciate your pointing /etc/init.d/ and update-rc.d.
I killed lightdm with ´/etc/init.d/lightdm stop´, then restarted  it on tty11 with ´śtartx -- vt11 &'.
I had already tweeked /etc/inittab to only start gettys on tty1 and tty3.
´ update-rc.d lightdm disable' will hopefully keep lightdm from starting without my starting it.

I appreciate you taking the time to help and hope this new year treats you well.
Mike

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