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"You can now switch to a Let’s Encrypt certificate." - should I?

I recently apt-get dist-upgraded my Devuan GNU/Linux Chimaera machine. after upgrading the package jitsi-meet-web-config to version 1.0.5818-1, I get a message saying: You can now switch to a Let’s ...
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Devuan - SSD install - freezes at login

Greetings to one and all. I tried installing Devuan Chimaera Xfce (based on Debian Bullseye 11) on a HDD and SSD using the same ISO file. The HDD install was successful and I could login into the ...
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Google Earth Pro is not working in Gnome 41 wayland session Works fine in Xorg on Devuan Linux

Synaptic, Google Earth, xterm etc are not working in Gnome wayland sessions. I am using Devuan Daedalus (Testing) and it is stable, except for some offending apps like synaptic, xterm, Google Earth ...
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What's the idiomatic way to allow incoming connections on a TCP port, as of 2021?

It's been years since I last fiddled with firewall rules; and I remember the iptables chains for input, forward and output, and their various rules. But the times, they have a-changed, and today ...
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Can I install another Linux distribution to an extra HDD without rebooting?

I have a computer with a Linux distribution installed on partitions in drive /dev/sda. I also have another physical drive, /dev/sdb. I want to install Linux to the second physical drive - to later run ...
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How to make KDEsu take root password instead of user password

I have just installed Devuan with KDE, and I have been unable to change certain settings graphically. I do have a root user enabled, and for certain tasks, KDE will ask for my root password, which ...
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How do I create a new locale, based on an existing locale and a different language?

I want to create an en_IL.UTF-8 locale: Languages is English (US English if I need to be specific), but date, number, etc. as is common in Israel/Palestine. What do I need to do to make this happen? ...
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PulseAudio changes default device occasionally

I run Devuan GNU/Linux 3 Beowulf. My system uses pulseaudio. I have an on-board audio device, 2 GPUs with their own audio capabilities (e.g. via HDMI) and on-board HDMI which goes to my monitor (that ...
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EFI Installation of Devuan Beowulf?

I have switched to a new computer and tried to install Beowulf 3.1.0 in a pure-EFI setting. I have tried installing on a SATA SSD as well as a a m.2 PCIe SSD. Originally, the plan was a dual boot ...
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Audio output busted after installing debian-pulseaudio-config-override

I'm using Devuan GNU/Linux 3 Beowulf. My machine has on-board audio (an Intel board). Audio used to work from most apps, including Chromium, but not including Firefox strangely enough (it wanted ...
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Identical execve causes "Permission denied" for one program but not another

Permission denied shows up when I try to open some attachment in Thunderbird. Yet, it doesn't look as a Thunderbird bug, because when I strace the process I see it issues the correct call. Yet it ...
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why does atril keep webkit2gtk-4.0 processes with ~100GB virtual memory?

I'm using the Cinnamon desktop environment on Devuan GNU/Linux Beowulf (like Debian Buster but without systemd). I've just brought down all of my browser and other significant apps, but - leaving a ...
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apt complains about change of Suite from testing to stable

I'm trying to apt-get update my Debian or Devuan distribution, but am getting an error: Get:14 http://deb.devuan.org//merged beowulf InRelease [25.6 kB] ...
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LXC container will start at the command line, but not automatically, from cron's @reboot or from /etc/rc.init

I can always start my container successfully with: fadedbee@host:~$ sudo lxc-start -n mycontainer It used to start automatically, until I bound some directories on a local ZFS to it. I added the ...
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Do I really need to run ntpd to keep my machine clock in synch with the NTP protocol?

I'm using Devuan GNU/Linux (~= Debian Buster without systemd) on my machine. On Debian-based systems, we can install the packages ntpdate, which provides the ntpdate binary - an NTP client that ...
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pip3 install opencv is looking at the wrong URL

I'm trying to install opencv with pip3 on my Devuan GNU/Linux 3, and this is what happens: $ pip3 install opencv Collecting opencv Could not install packages due to an EnvironmentError: 404 Client ...
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How can I change my webcam's power line frequency setting?

I'm using a Logitech C720 webcam with my PC, which runs Devuan Beowulf GNU/Linux (~= Debian 10 Buster but without systemd). In a related, but not Linux-specific, question on SuperUser, it turns out ...
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how to see my SD-card peripherials?

I want to know the hardware that reads SD Cards. I don't have lspci, lsusb, nor internet access to download packages. System # uname -a Linux devuan-droid4 5.4.0 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jan 12 19:38:...
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How do I update tor in Devuan

Well, I was trying to enter some onion sites but I wasn't able to, so I checked my tor version and it was Tor version 0.2.9.16 (git-9ef571339967c1e5)., do you guys know how to update on the console?
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How can I get rid of the NetworkManager applet if I use wicd?

I'm running Cinnamon on a Devuan GNU/Linux 3 (Beowulf) machine - which is essentially the same as Debian 10 (Buster). My distribution uses the wicd daemon for network connection management; and I ...
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The Devuan machine-id patch - solving a problem or blowing smoke?

As reported on SlashDot, Devuan has recently introduced a patch with the following description: A few days ago Devuan ASCII 2.1 was announced and one update has been overlooked by most media ...
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Do snaps require systemd?

Do snaps and the snapd daemon require systemd? I am running Devuan right now, and wonder about the labor required to install applications from snaps. The snapcraft home page is content-free when it ...
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Chromium won't play any YouTube videos; Firefox plays them

I'm using Devuan Beowulf (~= Debian Buster), freshly installed. I can play YouTube videos fine using Firefox, but if I try them in Chromium, it keeps showing the loading animation (the circle with the ...
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How should I control audio volume in Cinnamon on Debian Buster / Devuan Beowulf?

I've made a clean installation of Devuan ASCII and upgraded to Beowulf. I've logged in to Cinnamon, and things seem fine - except for controlling audio: There is no mixer up in the Start Menu by ...
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Is it safe to dpkg --set-selections on a newer version of a distro?

I saved my dpkg --get-selections on my Devuan ASCII (~= Debian Stretch). I've now reinstalled my system cleanly and dist-upgraded to Devuan Beowulf (~= Debian Buster). Is it safe for me to now dpkg --...
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Why do I have a `/root/.rpmdb` folder on a Debian-based distro?

I just noticed my Devuan ASCII machine has a /root/.rpmdb folder. Why would it have been created, seeing how I use apt DEB files, not RPMs? And - how safe is it to delete it?
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Where can I get Devuan testing version installation images?

For Debian, you can get weekly-generated ISO installer images of the current "testing" release, from here. But for Devuan, I could only find installation images for the stable and oldstable versions (...
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Cannot start Devuan/Debian installation

I have a problem installing Devuan Linux 2.0 from an USB memory stick. What happens is that after the first menu, where I have to select graphic/textual installation, all I get is a blank screen. I ...
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Devuan as a rolling release?

Is it possible to get Devuan Linux as a rolling release? All I can download seem to be the Jessie and ASCII releases, but I cannot find a link to Beowulf and Ceres. Can Ceres be defined a rolling ...
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Devuan... Reduce time to wait while internet interfaces being configured during boot

I am using devuan linux for my laptop after leaving debian back due to the first's better sequrity and its simplicity compared to debian. I am really happy with it but I have the next problem: When ...
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Brother MFC-L2710DW mysteriously stopped printing

I'm trying to use Brother MFC-L2710DW multifunction printer/scanner with my Devuan ASCII machine (which is just like Debian Stretch but without systemd). At first, this seemed to work: I printed a ...
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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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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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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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"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 ...
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