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#1 2019-11-11 16:07:30

alphalpha
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Michaels Devuan Edition *Update*

Get the latest Version >> here <<

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Update 20.06.2020
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updated the packages
installed/uninstalled some software
compiled the latest version of jwm (send# now works as expected)
fixed some issues with the installer
gave the configs a little more love
added a few new scripts
fixed some minor but annoying things


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Update 01.05.2020
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Notes: Added a bunch of Synthesizers, DAWs, VST Plugins and various stuff from the KxStudio Project.
Also some other random programms like chezscheme, drraket, ipython and more, along with general updates and minor fixes. + Faster boot time by repacking the initrd as gzip

Feel free to leave feedback or questions below.

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Last edited by alphalpha (2020-06-20 18:32:55)

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#2 2019-11-12 10:10:23

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Re: Michaels Devuan Edition *Update*

Nice work alphalfa, i like jwm wm, so light and configurable. Ill have to give Michael a try. Any reason behind the name or is that your given name?

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#3 2019-11-12 11:50:27

alphalpha
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Re: Michaels Devuan Edition *Update*

Any reason behind the name or is that your given name?

thats my name and my configs, hence the name smile

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#4 2020-01-07 07:32:19

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Re: Michaels Devuan Edition *Update*

@alphalpha: Took Michael's Devuan Edition for a test drive "Live" JWM, very impressed with what you have done! I got caught up in it and played around and explored, learned a few things too! cool

I'm guessing or assuming because haven't used polybar before is what you have in Jwm?

Thanks, will try out the other Wm's soon, great job and look forward to anything new you might be working on! smile



cheers

zephyr

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#5 2020-01-07 20:59:45

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Re: Michaels Devuan Edition *Update*

@alphalpha I also took Michael's Devuan Edition for a test drive using VirtualBox 6.0.14

On shutdown from the Jwm menu, then it just hangs.

xauth: file/home/michael/.Xauthority does not exist

Ozi


EDIT: After checking the home folder I can see that the .Xauthority is there.
I also checked the shutdown menu item in the Jwm menu file. I didn't get a message to supply the password to shutdown.

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#6 2020-01-22 07:20:36

alphalpha
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Re: Michaels Devuan Edition *Update*

zephyr wrote:

@alphalpha: Took Michael's Devuan Edition for a test drive "Live" JWM, very impressed with what you have done! I got caught up in it and played around and explored, learned a few things too! cool

I'm guessing or assuming because haven't used polybar before is what you have in Jwm?
zephyr

@ zephyr
hey nice to hear that smile i thought nobody would even try it
jwm uses its own bar, i3 and bsp use polybar


Ozi wrote:

@alphalpha I also took Michael's Devuan Edition for a test drive using VirtualBox 6.0.14

On shutdown from the Jwm menu, then it just hangs.

xauth: file/home/michael/.Xauthority does not exist

Ozi


EDIT: After checking the home folder I can see that the .Xauthority is there.
I also checked the shutdown menu item in the Jwm menu file. I didn't get a message to supply the password to shutdown.

@ Ozi
as far as i know the .Xauthority file will be created automatically when you login
the shutdown didnt work for you? i will have a look at it later today

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#7 2020-01-24 04:52:40

alphalpha
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Re: Michaels Devuan Edition *Update*

@ Ozi
I am not familiar with virtualbox and i dont see why it wont show
what happens if you enter the password (root) and enter?
The shutdown option in the rofi launcher should work tho

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#8 2020-01-26 16:43:57

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Re: Michaels Devuan Edition *Update*

Hi...

Just for your information - I maintain a set of minimal patches to strip pulseaudio and libsystemd from a number of packages I use.  You can find the packages (binaries and sources) under http://www.saar.de/~aw/debloatian/.

cu

AW

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#9 2020-01-26 20:51:02

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Re: Michaels Devuan Edition *Update*

Plentyn . . . Why don't you make these packages available in git.devuan.org?

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#10 2020-10-04 07:01:27

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Re: Michaels Devuan Edition *Update*

Hi Michaels,

Thanks for your continuous efforts to release the update every month.

I noticed the Oct. issue was very strange with very tiny size of 13.5MB.

Could you confirm if it is the right one? And kindly add how to install via your Michaels installer as well for me or for us. I have been downloading almost for all update but I have never been succeeding to finish the installation but failing after typing "/dev/sda".

Another thanks!

Yoshi

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#11 2020-10-07 15:22:37

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Re: Michaels Devuan Edition *Update*

Hey Yohno !
nice to hear, since i get almost no feedback i was thinking that no one is trying it

I noticed the Oct. issue was very strange with very tiny size of 13.5MB

i just checked and it says 2.5GB on sourceforge
maybe you tried to download on the day i was uploading, i lost the connection and had to reupload

And kindly add how to install via your Michaels installer as well for me or for us.

use the arrow keys to navigate up and down in the menu, press enter (or right arrow) to select something and q (or left arrow) to go back
the blinking cursor indicates required input
under "system settings" you should edit the hostname and keyboard layout (i set the default to german)
under "user account settings" you should change the user name
when you are done configuring hit "start installation"

did you get any error message or explain in more detail how it failed?
maybe i will manage to make a tutorial video this weekend

greetings, michael

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#12 2020-10-07 15:33:45

alphalpha
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Re: Michaels Devuan Edition *Update*

i am not sure why, but the forum tells me i dont have permission to edit my original post

just wanted to add some updates
i didn't post anything in the last months but that does not mean i did not make any changes on the distro

finally found a good chess program with a live evaluation graph (cutechess)
added sound effects that can be launched with shift + F-keys
added sound for login and if usb devices are plugged in
added new scripts and improved the old ones (the kernel compiler script can now download and compile the linux libre kernel)
added the olive video editor and some small packages
and more

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#13 2020-10-08 09:02:38

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Re: Michaels Devuan Edition *Update*

michael,

Thanks for your reply. Actually no error message was generated. Repeating to get the same result without any message.
I think I did as you instructed but I might be wrong since your installer is different.

I just confirmed your update is only Oct. issue. When I had checked, I saw two versions with Sept issue there.

I prefer to have your video or the written procedure with picture if you have a time. Then you would have the more customers for your distro hopefully.  Cheers!

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#14 2020-10-10 19:14:36

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Re: Michaels Devuan Edition *Update*

just uploaded a video on how to use the installer
https://lbry.tv/@alphalpha:d/installer-tutorial:9

in case you still have problems, try it with the --debug option and tell me the last thing it displays before it fails

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#15 2020-10-11 02:09:02

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Re: Michaels Devuan Edition *Update*

Thanks, Michaels or alphalpha,

I checked the video you provided and changed the way for the installation.
I specified the boot partition of 200MB under legacy/extlinux instead of legacy/grub then everything was smooth. I had been installing without boot partition under legacy/grub. No success without boot partition under legacy/exlinux. That's why I could not make it.

After re-boot, the default keyboard was german instead of what I selected in installation  so I needed press z for "y".
After login, the keyboard setting was OK under the proper localization of the system. Lots of stuff are pre-installed.
Keep up your good work!

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#16 2020-10-11 11:23:53

alphalpha
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Re: Michaels Devuan Edition *Update*

Thanks for the feedback
i will try to fix that in the next release

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