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by Bloom
2021-09-04 09:28
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: source.list points to testing question
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: source.list points to testing question

If you use 'testing' in sources.list, you effectively get a rolling release. Yes, there's a freeze but the rollover to the new testing will happen automatically after that. Sid has the same freeze, but I can't recommend using that for novices. Don't run Sid if you don't know what to do if a damaged ...
by Bloom
2021-09-03 23:45
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: source.list points to testing question
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: source.list points to testing question

If you use "testing" instead of "bookworm", you get essentially a rolling release.
by Bloom
2021-09-03 14:58
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: source.list points to testing question
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: source.list points to testing question

Stable and Testing are currently very close together, so yes you can. First, remove or comment-out the lines starting with deb-src: downloading the sources for every package is only needed if you're a programmer and take up useless space if you're not. Make sure your packages are up to date first: s...
by Bloom
2021-09-02 09:14
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: [Solved] What is difference betw. MSDOS and GPT Table data partitions?
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: What is difference betw. MSDOS and GPT Table data partitions?

EFI supports both MSDOS and GPT, but UEFI (the Microsoft/Intel version) does not. For "secure boot", GPT is required. Creating a new table destroys the old structure, so I don't know of any way to keep the old data safely and securely within the new structure. Partitioning software will wa...
by Bloom
2021-09-02 05:27
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: [Solved] What is difference betw. MSDOS and GPT Table data partitions?
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: What is difference betw. MSDOS and GPT Table data partitions?

NO! Changing the table type deletes everything on the hard disk. So if you want to do that, make a backup of all the partitions first so you can restore them on the new partitions made after having created the GPT table. They need to be file backups, not images like CloneZilla. Because the structure...
by Bloom
2021-09-01 18:45
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: [Solved] What is difference betw. MSDOS and GPT Table data partitions?
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: What is difference betw. MSDOS and GPT Table data partitions?

GPT is required for UEFI and for every hard disk > 2 TB. An MSDOS table is the oldest form and works only for storage systems of at most 2 TB. For an ssd of 500 GB, you can use either but remember you need GPT for a UEFI system. With an MSDOS table, you only get four primary partitions. GPT has as m...
by Bloom
2021-09-01 08:03
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: Missing firmware
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Missing firmware

If your graphics work fine, you don't need it and can ignore the warning.
by Bloom
2021-08-31 15:10
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Debian 11 set path at login ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1456

Re: Debian 11 set path at login ?

Please read the wiki suggested above. It explains that .bashrc and .profile are NOT executed after a graphical login. You should create or edit .xessionrc or .xinitrc to include a reference to .profile like this: if [[ -f ~/.profile ]]; then . ~/.profile fi Then make sure .profile contains all your ...
by Bloom
2021-08-30 11:24
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Debian 11 set path at login ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1456

Re: Debian 11 set path at login ?

You forgot the export:

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export PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH"
by Bloom
2021-08-27 23:13
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: [Solved] How to get Playonlinux/Wine/Debian11?
Replies: 21
Views: 1403

Re: How to get Playonlinux/Debian11

Unless you're a programmer, you don't need the sources. Remove or uncomment all the lines with deb-src.
by Bloom
2021-08-27 16:25
Forum: General Questions
Topic: debian 11 - a stop job is running for user manager for uid 1000
Replies: 13
Views: 1263

Re: debian 11 - a stop job is running for user manager for uid 1000

Workaround: logoff first, then shutdown or reboot.

Camouflage solution:
Edit /etc/systemd/system.conf and find & change these lines:

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DefaultTimeoutStartSec=10s
DefaultTimeoutStopSec=10s
This will only wait for 10 seconds while starting or stopping jobs and then move on.
by Bloom
2021-08-16 09:36
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: Any good kodi18 repository for Stretch?
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: Any good kodi18 repository for Stretch?

Perhaps you should try Kodi 19.1. It is in Bullseye, the new stable. If you don't want to upgrade to Bullseye, you could add the Bullesye main repo with a preference setting of -1 or something like, so that it is never chosen automatically but can only be used manually. Then you can use: sudo apt-ge...
by Bloom
2021-08-05 10:48
Forum: Installation
Topic: Is my system not good enough for graphic environment?
Replies: 14
Views: 1692

Re: Is my system not good enough for graphic environment?

My system doesn't show anything with your command for the current connect device and resolution: a blank line. But if I do this: xrandr -q|grep " connected" (Notice the space behind the first quote!) Then it comes back with HDMI-A-0 connected 3840x2160+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axi...
by Bloom
2021-07-29 12:14
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Uptime Championships - Current champion: BLOOM
Replies: 11
Views: 2410

Re: Uptime Championships

My uptime for my desktop system:
14:13:03 up 27 days, 4:52, 1 user, load average: 1,26, 1,30, 1,47
and for my LizardFS metadata server:
14:13:43 up 451 days, 17:12, 0 users, load average: 1,11, 1,12, 1,10
by Bloom
2021-07-29 09:29
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Leaving systemd...
Replies: 41
Views: 5530

Re: Leaving systemd...

Systemd is the default for all Linux systems these days. You would need a specific distro or fork of one to have sysv. Devuan is such a fork of Debian.
I don't understand why you would want that for a desktop system.
by Bloom
2021-07-26 15:10
Forum: Installation
Topic: Debian installer can't see NVMe disk (Solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 2019

Re: Debian installer can't see NVMe disk

Booting from an nvme m.2 ssd requires UEFI to be ON.
by Bloom
2021-07-25 18:19
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cannot connect USB keyboard and mouse through KVM switch
Replies: 4
Views: 4484

Re: Cannot connect USB keyboard and mouse through KVM switch

What is make and model of your KVM switch? I have found one from Kceve that doesn't use that Logitech module either and still refuses to have Linux work with the keyboard and mouse attached to the proper KVM ports. I got it to work by using an exteral usb hub on the cable that comes from the first L...
by Bloom
2021-07-20 19:30
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cannot connect USB keyboard and mouse through KVM switch
Replies: 4
Views: 4484

Re: Cannot connect USB keyboard and mouse through KVM switch

This is from last year, but I see it has never been answered. Modern KVM switches are often presented to a Debian system as a Logitech Human interface Device. The system loads the module hid_logitech_dj and that doesn't work, so gone are your usb keyboard and mouse. To try if this is the problem, tr...
by Bloom
2021-07-03 13:08
Forum: General Questions
Topic: In conky, how do I nest a variable within a template?
Replies: 6
Views: 2217

Re: In conky, how do I nest a variable within a template?

You can get the network device name with this instruction:

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ip link|grep -vE 'lo|virbr'|grep default|cut -d':' -f 2|sed 's/^ *//g'
by Bloom
2021-06-28 06:05
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Windows Subsystem for Linux
Replies: 37
Views: 11492

Re: Windows Subsystem for Linux

We want technical innovation, but not when it's done "for Linux" by Microsoft with closed source. That's typical Microsoft EEE (Embrace, Extend, Extinguish).

WSL cannot be secure. If you're running Linux code inside Windows, it is as secure as Windows is. So not at all.