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Questions tagged [devuan]

A Debian derivative without systemd.

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How can I weaken the bass output levels, but not overall volume?

My room and my desk conduct bass overly well... so I want to lower/weaken the output at the lower (bass) frequencies. But my volume control (pavucontrol) doesn't seem to have that option in its GUI. ...
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Devuan RFS. How to automate resolution of internal IP (LAN) addresses

System correctly resolves external hostnames (bbc.co.uk for example) but will not resolve any internal (LAN) ones. The question here is how to automate LAN lookups without having to modify hosts and ...
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Can't change the default app for opening AVI files

I'm using Cinnamon on Devuan ASCII (which is essentially Debian Stretch without systemd). I'm trying to change the default player for AVI files from Dragon player to Gnome-MPV. But - while this ...
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Cron is trying (and failing) to open env file: /etc/environment

I'm using Devuan ASCII (which is more or less Debian 9, Stretch). Now, my /var/log/auth.log has a bunch of these entries: Jan 6 09:45:01 mybox CRON[20951]: pam_env(cron:session): Unable to open env ...
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PXE boot debian-installer preseed.cfg - how to get to present only certain questions (eg. hostname)

I'm currently playing around with debian-installer at home (using Devuan Linux) over PXE boot and would like to have the installer ask for a hostname and domain with pre-set default value for the ...
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Devuan - how to install non-free contrib? [duplicate]

I'm on transition from Mac OS-X to Devuan. Trying to make the learning curve not as steep, I need to install some non-free software. Reading through forums, I understand there is a command that will ...
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How can I add non-free network firmware to my Devuan install?

I have a Dell PowerEdge T710 I'm trying to run as a home server. I have successfully installed Devuan, however I failed to set up the network properly. I'm wondering if there's any way to add the non-...
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Can we install FreeBSD 11.2 with ZFS in a partition of a single hard drive, dual booting with Linux

I have a Core i3 2nd gen desktop with a hard drive which has got Devuan Linux and Windows 10 in UEFI-GPT mode installed. There is the EFI partition already created by Windows 10. I'm planning to ...
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Is it possible to run Devuan Ascii with OpenRC init?

I have Devuan Ascii with SysVinit installed. I see that the openRC version is much older in Devuan ascii repository. Has anyone tried Devuan with openRC? Is the parallel starts enabled for openRC?
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How do I verify https://files.devuan.org/devuan-devs.gpg

I am running Devuan Jessie. I want to install another Devuan Ascii from scratch. So I downloaded: https://files.devuan.org/devuan_ascii/installer-iso/devuan_ascii_2.0.0_amd64_netinst.iso https://...
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xrandr not detecting old monitor

Xrandr, nor any other program, is detecting my second monitor; as in, xrandr acts like the second monitor doesn't even exist when it's connected. I think it could be due to the fact that both the ...
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Cannot continue Devuan Linux installation: missing options

I am trying to do a complete reinstall of Devuan (Debian derivative) from a USB stick on a Dell Precision 7720, but I have some issues. These are the steps: From the ISO, created an USB stick with ...
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An application comes with a .desktop file; how do I use it?

I'm using the mate-panel on Devuan 2.0 ASCII (~= Debian 9.0 Stretch). I've downloaded this (binary) application which I've placed in /opt/the_app. I have a link to its binary under /usr/local/bin/...
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QWin crash: Cannot create platform OpenGL context, neither GLX nor EGL are enabled

I'm trying to use LXQt on Devuan ASCII / Debian Stretch. At some point after the desktop environment is started, Alt+Tab strats triggering QWin crashes, whose stderr text says Cannot create platform ...
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Linux installation error related to file system

Installing Devuan Linux (Debian derivative), I get this error message: The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in /dev/nvme0n1p1 at /boot/efi failed. During the installation, I did not ...
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How should I install TexLive 2017 on my Devuan Ascii / Debian Stretch?

Debian Stretch / Devuan Ascii comes with TexLive 2016.20170123-5 , and I want to install TeXLive 2017. What's the best way to do that without messing up my system with conflicts between the distro ...
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Which should I prefer: libfam0 or libgamin0?

The two package, libfam0 and libgamin0 - conflict. I noticed this conflict while trying to install a bunch of other packages, but I don't really understand which of these I should prefer. So, which ...
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“unexpected EOF while looking for matching `)'” - when trying autocomplete [duplicate]

Whenever I start typing in a command which uses $( ) expansion, and I press tab while typing in the inner command, I get an error: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `)' Thus, for example, I ...
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What are the main differences between Devuan distros and their Debian 'base'

The Wikipedia page on Devuan says it includes ... local modifications made only when needed to allow for other init systems rather than systemd. Modified packages include policykit and udisks. ...
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Installing and running Devuan over serial console

I have a laptop with a broken screen and I am using it as a home server. So I would like to install Devuan GNU/Linux on it by using a serial console. I have a null-modem serial cable and I have ...
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Why does amarok emit gobs and gobs of “QGLContext::makeCurrent(): Cannot make invalid context current”?

When I start amarok on my Linux Mint 18.2 (edit: and on my Devuan ASCII), I get a huge flow of QGLContext::makeCurrent(): Cannot make invalid context current on stderr. Why could that be? Can I ...
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What is the meaning of the Name “Devuan” (the debian forked distribution)

What is the meaning of the name "Devuan"? (It is the "systemd"-less distribution forked from debian!) The same way I wanted to know what debian means (and I was disappointed after I found out ^^) I ...
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After switching to Devuan, how do I remove systemd?

So, I've also switched from Debian to the Devuan pseudo-fork. But - this doesn't get rid of systemd... I've followed the instructions here, and did: # apt-get install sysvinit-core sysvinit-utils ...