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Setting modifier using xmodmap

I am using GNU/Linux (Devuan) with the mate desktop and with i3wm. I would like to assign mod1 to Meta_L. If I show the current assignment with $ xmodmap I get mod1 Alt_L (0x40), Meta_L (0xcd)...
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What do I do about "No video with supported format and MIME type found"?

I run Devuan GNU/Linux Excalibur (i.e. Debian trixie without systemd), with Firefox v123. Recently, I've been getting errors trying to browse content involving videos (yes, from the accursed social ...
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How to get a daily report of the exit codes of cron jobs

I have a few dozen cron jobs, which run every day, for backups. I don't want to receive an email for only failed jobs, as I won't know when the email fails. I don't want to receive an email for every ...
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Problem upgrading after trying to install wireguard in Devuan Chinera

Trying to install wireguard / wireguard-tools on a Raspberry Pi3b running Devuan Chimaera. Get blocked in generating the system images --- see below: dpkg: error processing package linux-image-rt-...
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unable to connect to internet via router

I'm on Dell Latitude 3420, Devuan Daedalus GNU/Linux (based on Debian Bookworm, without systemd), I connect to internet via mobile hotspot (using Android Phone's mobile data) at home and through a ...
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How can I build an older GCC version (8.5.0) on a newer Linux distribution (Devuan Excalibur/Debian Trixie)?

If I download and try to build GCC 8.x on a newer machine, e.g. Devuan Excalibur GNU/Linux (i.e. Debian Trixie without systemd) - this fails, with the error going something like this: libstdc++.so.6: ...
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pavucontrol settings change after reboot on Devuan

I have 2 sound output devices on my Devuan system - Analog and HDMI Digital. When I set the pavucontrol to HDMI Digital, it always defaults to Analog after reboot, even HDMI is connected and nothing ...
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libxl: error: libxl_create.c:720:libxl__domain_make: domain creation fail: Permission denied

I'm trying to boot Linux 6.1.y as Xen dom0 on the Chromebook xe303c12, aka Snow and configure and start a very basic domU guest,following the Chuck's tutorial,located here : https://github.com/mobile-...
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How do I determine the apt package name for a given PyPI package?

Suppose I want to install a Python package system-wide on a Debian/Devuan system. Some PyPI packages have DEB packages available via the repository's apt sources, with package names prefixed by ...
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Install a Python package on Debian/Devuan when apt has no package for it

I want to install some Python package pandasql system-wide, on a Devuan (or Debian) system. It's in the Python Package Index, but - there doesn't seem to be a (dpkg) package for it; let's assume that ...
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Will Devuan/Debian run comfortably on a Core Duo with 4GB of RAM?

I need to install a Linux system I will not provide support for, on an old laptop that's going to be donated. It has a Core Duo T3400 processor (2-core, 2.16 GHz), 4 GB of RAM, and a 320 GB HDD (and a ...
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I'm not able to connect to Internet using the eth0 network interface produced by the pugable usb to eth adapter

Let's make a jump in the past,coming back to the network configuration of the old ARM Chromebook model xe303c12. Today I've bought the "pugable usb to ethernet adapter" and yes,I think that ...
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Yet another dependency problem during wine install on Devuan 5

Using Devuan 5, trying to install wine-staging using the WineHQ repositories gives a dependency error : winehq-staging needs wine-staging. (if you really need the precise error when running sudo apt ...
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Grub doesn't show option to boot Devuan

I have Devuan installed and dual-booting with Windows 11, last time I was using my computer (on Devuan) I uninstalled and reinstalled some ncurses packages and libraries and now when I turn on my ...
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Celluloid fails to start, saying "Settings schema ... does not contain a key named 'menubar-accel-enable'"

After dist-upgrade'ing my distribution (Devuan Daedalus to Excalibur), and trying to run celluloid, I get the error: (io.github.celluloid_player.Celluloid:16054): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: 17:33:53.331: ...
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Set up Tor Gateway

I have two Devuan virtual machines running on qemu-kvm. How can I get one of them to run in Gateway mode and route all network connections through Tor? How to set up such a system via terminal?
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How to make dhclient run when wlan0 is brought back up (but already has an old address)

With the following configuration on Devuan Chimaera Linux: /etc/network/interfaces auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp pre-up /sbin/wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/...
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stable package is different to rmadison query

I'm having difficulties with the gpodder application and I'm trying to figure out what's causing the issue. I have installed the package from stable, testing, and backports repositories, and I have ...
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How can I unify my stereo audio output to make it mono?

I use stereo speakers or headphones, and for "accessibility-related" reasons, I need to have the same audio play from both sides. Now, I don't need this for some specific audio file - which ...
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Devuan chimaera apt is not working

Temporary failure resolving 'deb.devuan.org' Err:5 http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera/main i386 libmagickwand-6.q16-6 i386 8:6.9.11.60+dfsg-1.3+deb11u1 Temporary failure resolving 'deb.devuan.org'...
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unable to install `wine` in Devuan due to "supposedly identical version of libwine:amd64"

I'm in Devuan Chimaera. I had installed it in two machines before the current one. So I have also installed WINE before on Devuan. Somehow, strangely, I get this warning: sudo apt install wine wine64 ...
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HDMI sound output not coming

I'm on Dell Latitude 3420; it came with pre-installed Ubuntu 20.04. I am dual booting with Devuan Chimeara uname -a Linux devuan-Latitude 5.10.0-22-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.10.178-3 (2023-04-22) x86_64 ...
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No inittab.d directory found during boot log?

After upgrading a non-systemd VM from Debian 11 Bullseye to Debian 12 Bookworm, I started seeing upon boot, the message: init: No inittab.d directory found during boot log What to do?
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How can I turn off the lights on my Logitech G413 SE keyboard?

I got a Logitech G413 SE keyboard. Its keys are lit when I plug it in; I want to turn that light off; but - there is no "lights off" switch on it! Damn them. Logitech has all sorts of ...
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Info about input method and keyboard layout

I'm using Devuan GNU/Linux [based on Debian 11 Bullseye]. I have Xfce as my DE and use ibus-m17n as my input tool. In Ubuntu, in the I-Bus settings dialog, I used to find the keyboard layout for the ...
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Black screen with i915 driver on newly installed Gentoo system

I am trying to install Gentoo GNU/Linux on my laptop as a dual boot, the other OS being Devuan GNU/Linux (Chimaera). Devuan is already installed and works properly. In particular, the video card works ...
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How to get default xfce4 color themes

I have switched from Debian with systemd to Devuan without systemd and my quality of life has much improved. Both operating systems have xfce4 as desktop environment. But I have noticed that all the ...
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Cryptsetup not accepting the VALID password

I'm at my wit's end here. I recently updated my distro. Something like 300+ packages were updated so trying to downgrade one by one would be a nightmare and so I'm trying to get this to work but my ...
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Linux Devuan Beowulf apt-get update gives weird message of Skipping acquire of configued file sdklfflj

When I run apt-get update on Linux Devuan Beowulf I get: Hit:1 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf InRelease Hit:2 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-security InRelease Hit:3 http://deb.devuan.org/...
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Unexpectedly logout from Xfce4 session because of nouveau driver bug

I have an experience noteing regular breaks of xfce4 sessions due to video driver bugs. This always happens when I visit websites overloaded with JavaScript like analytics or some exchanges with trade ...
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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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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 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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