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by Bulkley
2021-09-17 21:17
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: Security question about VPN and Public WiFi
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Security question about VPN and Public WiFi

Maybe I'm wrong but I expect your VPN is encrypted so anyone intercepting your login would be frustrated.
by Bulkley
2021-09-13 02:56
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Back to Buster
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: Back to Buster

pcalvert, bester69, thanks for your suggestions. I'll look into them.
by Bulkley
2021-09-11 19:03
Forum: Installation
Topic: Add a desktop to bullseye..
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Add a desktop to bullseye..

xorg.conf is rarely used anymore. If your system is working don't fix it. If you really need to fix something look to xrandr.
by Bulkley
2021-09-10 22:27
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Back to Buster
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: Back to Buster

I'm not surprised here. A while ago I've tried to compile some outdated packages too. This failed because of the absence of the necessary libraries... The problem with old software lies not in itself, but in obsolete libraries it depends on. If you wanna compile those small programs, you also need ...
by Bulkley
2021-09-10 20:19
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Back to Buster
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: Back to Buster

All and all, gtk2 is passing away, and so is python2. Thus programs which are based on these frameworks become outdated and are dropped from the distros unless somebody rewrites them against modern frameworks. I've tried to update old packages. I always end up in some sort of dependency hell and lo...
by Bulkley
2021-09-10 17:42
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Back to Buster
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: Back to Buster

Victor Brand wrote: 2021-09-10 17:34 BTW obconf is present in Debian Bullseye, I use it.
https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=obconf
Yes, it must have been added recently. I wonder why it was dropped from my upgrade.
by Bulkley
2021-09-10 17:39
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Back to Buster
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: Back to Buster

Day Planner has a version for Debian 11. https://github.com/downloads/zerodogg/dayplanner/dayplanner_0.11-1_all.deb That's the version I've been using for a long time. It needs libgtk2-perl (IIRC) which is not in Bullseye. All of my missing favorites are minimalist and they all need one or two file...
by Bulkley
2021-09-10 16:35
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Back to Buster
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Back to Buster

Yesterday I upgraded to Bullseye. The upgrade went well and easy. Then I noticed that Day Planner had been removed. Every version upgrade leaves things behind. I use some independent programs such as Day Planner, Radiotray and Obconf. These get left behind because Debian decides that they haven't ke...
by Bulkley
2021-09-08 23:42
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What is safer/better gparted or parclone dev-to-dev?
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: What is safer/better gparted or parclone dev-to-dev?

They are both good. Another important question may be, "How old is your copy?" Programs such as these can sit in your desk drawer for years and may not work well on newer hardware. When I bought a SSD my old version of Clonezilla couldn't recognize it. Partclone is the backup application i...
by Bulkley
2021-09-03 18:25
Forum: General Questions
Topic: The network manager is missing in Debian 11 LXDE. How to connect to a wireless network?
Replies: 14
Views: 2079

Re: The network manager is missing in Debian 11 LXDE. How to connect to a wireless network?

As for without network manager, you can use wpa_cli to connect to wifi. Absolutely. Here are instructions. Use CLI to get on line and then download whatever you need. BTW, a computer that never moves, such as a desktop tower, only needs one connection. In this case configuring /etc/network/interfac...
by Bulkley
2021-08-26 02:20
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: Debian with S6 ?
Replies: 0
Views: 1535

Debian with S6 ?

Has anyone here tried running Debian with S6 as init and service supervision? I installed S6 on Bullseye and found (# aptitude install s6) and found no evidence of it doing anything. The documentation for S6 is massive (meant for developers) which is less than helpful to an amateur user.
by Bulkley
2021-08-26 02:13
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: systemd pid1 / runit service supervision
Replies: 0
Views: 1734

systemd pid1 / runit service supervision

Because I wanted to know what would happen :wink: . . . Bullseye with Openbox. # aptitude install runit-systemd Reboot. # aptitude install runit-run runit Reboot $ cat /proc/1/comm systemd $ systemctl status runit.service ● runit.service - Runit service supervision Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/syste...
by Bulkley
2021-08-23 22:02
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: sources,list not equal to what shows on terminal apt-get update
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: sources,list not equal to what shows on terminal apt-get update

Don't use ppa.launchpad,net. .ppa's are incompatible with Debian.
by Bulkley
2021-08-22 18:17
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Bullseye a lot better and less demanding than Buster
Replies: 8
Views: 1325

Re: Bullseye a lot better and less demanding than Buster

Once completed Plama installation i usually drop sparky sources and packages and point them to debian repositories (not big deal) ; I always did liket that with success in a easy and fashion way.. dont you think so! I'm sure that what you are doing works, at least for your needs. When I try other p...
by Bulkley
2021-08-19 16:21
Forum: Installation
Topic: Installing sid via netinst
Replies: 9
Views: 1197

Re: Installing sid via netinst

Consider MX Linux with “Advanced Hardware Support”
by Bulkley
2021-08-18 00:52
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: system gradually slows down and eventually stops
Replies: 30
Views: 3782

Re: system gradually slows down and eventually stops

My desktop was cobbled together with old parts and 4Gb memory. The best improvement was a solid state drive. The effective improvement was/is Wow!
by Bulkley
2021-08-11 21:32
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: Set default startx's DE
Replies: 3
Views: 1349

Re: Set default startx's DE

Scorpion wrote: 2021-08-11 20:07 How can I change the default startx's DE?
You don't, at least not directly. You want to change the xsession default. Try this:

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# update-alternatives --config x-session-manager
Appologies if I have it wrong; it's been a long time.
by Bulkley
2021-08-10 15:41
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Leaving systemd...
Replies: 41
Views: 6009

Re: Leaving systemd...

Here's something to read for a rainy day: https://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=116860 https://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=129881 https://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=120652 Hallvor, quite aside from the subject, your third link opened with a post from dasein. His c...
by Bulkley
2021-08-09 23:35
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Why do you use debian?
Replies: 508
Views: 332448

Re: Why do you use debian?

ticojohn wrote: 2021-08-09 20:16 . . . I have confidence in the development team.
Me too. When we fetch and install from the Debian repos we know that what we get is clean of spam and malware.
by Bulkley
2021-08-09 23:29
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: [solved by Hallvor] A little shy offtopic question about Pulsaudio
Replies: 11
Views: 1832

Re: A little shy offtopic question about Pulsaudio

The problem may be with the video player program. I have seen it in VLC. Under the audio tab there is a selection to make; sorry I can't remember which. I found Smplayer works better.