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#1 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2020-04-04 19:05:00

Having some fun experimenting and running SpectrWM on Devuan!  big_smile

(Click the photo to enlarge)


#3 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2020-04-01 07:57:12

HevyDevy wrote:

Looks good Miyo, does icewm come with its own panel similar jwm or do you have to use something like tint2 or xfce panel?

Thank you. I thought about using a different panel, but in the end decided to use the panel that is included with icewm. I did a little bit of configuring on it though, so it's a "slightly" customized icewm panel. wink

#4 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2020-04-01 05:53:48

Hi everyone! I wanted to let everyone know that the latest release of MiyoLinux is available...Miyo-IceWM (based on Devuan beowulf). As always, you get a minimal system that will allow you to install only what you want on your system.

Here are a few on them to enlarge the pictures.

Picture 1 - Default desktop


Picture 2 - Menu and PCManFM


Picture 3 - Lightdm login screen



...and here's a little more information from the readme file and the Release Notes...


Miyo-IceWM was made so that users could have a minimal and base system on which to add the software and applications that they choose. It's up to the user to decide which applications they want on their system. Miyo is simply an acronym for "make it your own". The choice of web browser, music player, office suite, video player, etc. is left up to the user to install what they want on their system.

Live Username: miyo

Live Password: miyo

Live Root Password: miyo

** Virtualbox note: there are two options that you can use to get a better screen resolution in virtualbox without guest additions installed...

Option 1: Boot the .iso, and put the virtualbox window in fullscreen. Then, log out and log back in. It isn't perfect, but it's close.

Option 2: Open the terminal in the live environment, and enter the following command


That will list the available resolutions. Choose the one that you want to use, and then enter the following command with the resolution you want to use (I'll use 1366x768 as an example)...

xrandr -s 1366x768

NOTES ON THIS RELEASE (Condensed and not all note headings are included here)

*  The IceWM applications menu uses xdgmenumaker
*  Changing the IceWM Theme and using Restart IceWM (VERY IMPORTANT NOTE! PLEASE READ IT IF YOU TRY MIYO-ICEWM)
*  Wallpapers are handled with Nitrogen or a simple script that uses feh to change wallpapers every 10 minutes
*  This release includes a few user-submitted wallpapers  smile
*  Miscellaneous Notes...

The .isos are available as...

x86_64 BIOS
x86_64 UEFI

For now, the full Release Notes, Live User Notes, and .isos are only available for download from Sourceforge... … n-Version/

Have fun!!!

#5 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] Update on the Update Notifier » 2020-03-26 20:17:47

If you want a little more time...

You case you log in, and you get distracted by a cat chasing a moose or can make the number (270) in the second script larger.

It will still only sync the repos one time, but it will give the notifier a longer time to live in the system tray before the pkill command does its business. wink

#6 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] Update on the Update Notifier » 2020-03-25 08:57:45

...and if you're like me and running ceres  yikes

...add this to your .Xresources file so that xterm will have a scroll bar so that you can scroll through to see all of the updates available when there's a ton of them. LOL! tongue

xterm*scrollBar: true
xterm*rightScrollBar: true

#7 Re: News & Announcements » Beowulf Beta is here! » 2020-03-25 07:13:19

MiyoLinux wrote:

Has anyone tried installing ceres from the netinstall?

I saw the option, but I haven't tried it yet.

Just curious.

Now back to topic: beowulf.  tongue

First, I meant to say the mini.iso ... not the netinstall.  tongue

Second, I tried it yesterday, and it didn't work (if anyone was wondering). It kept failing to download a certain package during the base installation. Sorry, I don't remember what the package's name was.

#8 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] Update on the Update Notifier » 2020-03-25 06:48:02

stanz wrote:
MiyoLinux wrote:

One last question (anyone's input is welcome)...for the "Would you like to update your system now?" window...
Would the words plus icons...or...just the words alone be preferable on the buttons?

Nice!! I'll take both..
And this is Easy to tweak..but I'm torn between:
Pop-quiz 'user', you have updates waiting on your input...whata ya do? hmm
So, ya don't wanna update now? "I'll be back!" yikes

on to finding matching icons! tongue

As always MiyoLinux...nice addition to your builds ~ for the users 'ease of use'!!
Allot of time and effort...I hope you remember to eat and visit family often. lol


How did I never see this message? LOL!


  big_smile  There's usually some face icons in the "emotes" folder of each icon theme.

stanz wrote:

and I hope you did!!

How would I tweak your notifer to just check once at login?
Thx in advance...  smile

Just so happens I tweaked mine to do just that. Which update-notifier are you using? I only use the one that just opens xterm when you click the icon in the system tray. If you're using another one, I'd have to investigate n'stuff.

Be aware...this is a miyo-hack. I'm not a scriptographer. tongue  ...but it stinkin' works. wink  Just read all of this before you go hackin' on the scripts in case you don't wanna do it. hmm

If you're using the same one I am, you need to edit 2 scripts as root.

1. Open /usr/share/update-notifier/ with your text editor.

Change the amount of time in line # 36. I changed mine to the number 90 (which is 1 1/2 minutes after startup reaching the desktop). Anyway, that line in the script now looks like this...

interval = 90,

Save and close the file.

2. Open /usr/bin/miyo-update-sync with your text editor.

Here's where the miyo-hackism comes into play tongue  ...edit that script to look like this...

/usr/bin/apt-get update; while sleep 270; do pkill -9 -f; done

Save and close the file.

NOTE: That 270 gives the update notifier enough time to sync the repositories once, but it will then kill the before it runs again. At least, that's how it works on my system. Hack it if you have to! tongue

Log out and log back in for it to take effect.


It will only sync the repos (check for updates) and run the update notifier once after system startup. big_smile

Be aware though...this is a hack. If you don't catch the notification in the system tray within a few minutes of reaching the desktop, it won't appear again until the next time you logout/login or reboot...because if there are updates, and there's the icon in the system tray...that pkill command will kill it also.

Cause that's the way I roll baby!

#9 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [mini-i2p-mimo] New 'Devuan-based' 3.0 release: » 2020-03-24 07:52:47

Fantastic system stanz! Just tried it live, and I'm going to install it on one of my computers later today. smile

I absolutely love the minimalism, and having the extra security in place is just stinkin' awesome! big_smile  Thanks so much for sharing your vision with us!

#10 Re: News & Announcements » Beowulf Beta is here! » 2020-03-19 00:33:52

Has anyone tried installing ceres from the netinstall?

I saw the option, but I haven't tried it yet.

Just curious.

Now back to topic: beowulf.  tongue

#11 Re: Installation » (beowulf) no ALSA available? » 2020-03-04 12:26:50

I believe rolfie nailed it with alsa-utils.

That is all that I install on my personal systems...well...that and volumeicon-alsa.

#12 Re: Off-topic » Music » 2020-02-17 11:00:46

Epic Music to help you conquer the day...  smile  tongue

#13 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » SoftMaker FreeOffice installation » 2020-02-13 03:23:35

I've used it before on Devuan and NuTyX.

It's been awhile, but I just followed their instructions for Debian...

Download the .deb, and install the .deb with the terminal commands they provide.

Used the "Other" instructions for NuTyX.

I've also tried OnlyOffice on Devuan...which worked well.

In fact, when Microsoft wouldn't accept my Word 2013 license on my wife's new computer, because it said that license was already owned (or something like that). Yeah it's me! LOL! tongue
...I installed OnlyOffice on her Windows computer. She has two online businesses, and she hasn't had any issues with compatibility using OnlyOffice.

#14 Re: Devuan Derivatives » List of Devuan derivatives » 2020-02-06 08:46:40

ChuangTzu wrote:

Miyo, I don't think James realized you were "The Miyo".  smile

PS: I apologize if that shadow or cloak was intentional.  tongue

Sometimes, I don't know that I'm myself.  tongue

#15 Re: Devuan Derivatives » List of Devuan derivatives » 2020-02-05 10:11:21

James1138 wrote:

There is also "MiyoLinux" - which is based on Devuan Testing/Beowulf.  That is what I am running right now with XFCE desktop. The new release 2-1-2020.

Thanks James1138! You really "made it your own"! big_smile  wink

#16 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [XFCE] Question regarding tray icons and the notification area » 2020-01-30 18:25:48

I like volumeicon-alsa and pnmixer...usually prefer volumeicon-alsa.

pasystray is a pulseaudio volume icon specifically made to go in the system tray. It's in the repos.

#17 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2020-01-25 10:47:43

Hi everyone!

I'm happy to announce the latest release of MiyoLinux...Miyo-JWM (based on Devuan beowulf). As always, you get a very minimal system that allows you to install what you want on your that you can "make it your own". wink

Available in...


It has taken me awhile to get them uploaded to Sourceforge, and I wanted to wait until all three versions were available before announcing it.

Here's a screenshot of the default "Dark Theme"...(click on the picture to enlarge it)


Here is the condensed version of the Release Notes. They are also available for download (with full descriptions) if you want more clarification on each topic.


1. JWM Menu
2. Theme Changer
3. Conky and the Conky Chooser                
4. a) How to enable sound with alsa if you have more than one sound card
    b) PulseAudio/Pavucontrol
5. How to activate the firewall with UFW
6. Included the papirus-folders script to change Papirus folder colors
7. Startup Commands
8. Screenshots
9. MiyoLinux Update Notifier
10. Miscellaneous Notes
11. Special Thanks and Acknowledgments

The releases are available on both OSDN and SourceForge...

Have fun!


SourceForge - … lease/JWM/

#18 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Announcement Regarding MiyoLinux » 2020-01-25 10:20:01

johnito wrote:

Good evening. I'm new on this forum, and just registered to say 'Thanks Miyo for keeping my
EeePC 701 running.'I have Miyolinux installed on it, and use it for live performances (ZynAddSubFx, Petri-Foo, mhwaveedit).
Runs great!

Cheers, Johnito


First, let me apologize for not responding before now. Please forgive me. I've been very busy, and I somehow missed your post. Thank you so much, and I'm glad to hear that MiyoLinux is working well for you! I've had several reports from EeePC users that it works well on their machines, so your report is much appreciated!

Thanks again! smile

#19 Re: Devuan Derivatives » List of Devuan derivatives » 2020-01-25 10:14:52

Tobyb1906 wrote:

mckaygerhard is it nice on the planet you're from? Planet troll maybe.

That "dead" MIYO just made another release, about 6 months since the last one.
That's more frequent than other "dead" distros like Ubuntu Mint and Debian.

wink Thanks Tobyb1906!  smile

mckaygerhard wrote:

MIYO - too minimized and does not featured nothing, currently dead now.. snif sniff

Oh dear! yikes  I wasn't aware that MiyoLinux was dead! Thanks for letting me know.

LOLOLOLOL!!! tongue


#21 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Apt-get show one package per line? » 2019-12-18 10:05:18

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
empty@E485:~ $ sudo apt upgrade -V
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
   libruby2.5 (2.5.5-3 => 2.5.5-3+deb10u1)
   ruby2.5 (2.5.5-3 => 2.5.5-3+deb10u1)
   ruby2.5-dev (2.5.5-3 => 2.5.5-3+deb10u1)
   ruby2.5-doc (2.5.5-3 => 2.5.5-3+deb10u1)
4 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 6,402 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,024 B disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]

Show off! tongue


#22 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Apt-get show one package per line? » 2019-12-17 07:35:10

For this to work, you need to install the package apt-show-versions

apt install apt-show-versions

The following command will show each package that can be upgraded on a single line...along with version numbers.

apt-show-versions -u

However, it still may be confusing. big_smile  tongue

So, you might try this. It will list each package that can be upgraded on a single line, but no version numbers...

apt-show-versions -u | cut -d: -f1

...or do as golinux said, and upgrade through synaptic...which shows the available upgrades for each package on a single line. smile

#23 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Question about XDG menus » 2019-12-11 22:00:36

There's also xdgmenumaker. I haven't tried it on icewm since I don't use it, but I have used it on fluxbox and jwm, and it works great on them. It says that it works with icewm too.

#24 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » What games do you play on Devuan?? » 2019-12-10 11:32:17

MiyoLinux wrote:

nsnake for the win! big_smile

...or if you really want a challenge, install nyancat! tongue

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