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by Onsemeliot
2021-08-25 21:50
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What does your REAL desktop look like?
Replies: 27
Views: 4630

Re: What does your REAL desktop look like?

I guess early thirties. I'm curious. I'm actually 45. But I love riding my bycicle, do some yoga and some body weight training. This so far kept me fit enough. I usually find it much harder to sit all day long on a normal chair. But if it was a nicely done spot it might be comfortable. I actually d...
by Onsemeliot
2021-08-24 17:58
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: For how many years have you been using GNU/Linux?
Replies: 33
Views: 5928

Re: For how many years have you been using GNU/Linux?

In 2008 I needed a new system and wanted to avoid Windows Vista. Therefore, I ordered an Acer Extensa 5220 with Linplus Linux pre-installed. I expected I could reduce complexity by ordering a laptop where GNU/Linux is installed already. Unfortunately, this system didn't even feature a desktop. After...
by Onsemeliot
2021-08-23 15:38
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What does your REAL desktop look like?
Replies: 27
Views: 4630

Re: What does your REAL desktop look like?

man, you live in there ? :D dont you scare to get in fires¿? :mrgreen: I wouldn't really say I "live" in this corner, but if I consider how much time I spend there I guess it isn't the wrong word in the end. But heat is the reason why I place running laptops like tents if I don't directly...
by Onsemeliot
2021-08-19 17:27
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What does your REAL desktop look like?
Replies: 27
Views: 4630

Re: What does your REAL desktop look like?

This is the corner I sit in. I usually have my laptop on a wooden board. http://freidenk.net/img/20210819_sofa.jpg I see myself as a minimalist but I have to admit that this image doesn't look like it at all. At least it is very comfy. :D Today I updated my old ThinkPad T40 and the ThinkPad R50 to B...
by Onsemeliot
2021-02-26 16:47
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad T40 [Firmware Bug]: Invalid BIOS _PSS frequency
Replies: 0
Views: 2974

ThinkPad T40 [Firmware Bug]: Invalid BIOS _PSS frequency

I am uncertain if this boot error (it comes up several times during the boot routine on my ThinkPad T40) has an performance impact at all but does anyone know how this Bios problem might be overcome?: [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: Invalid BIOS _PSS frequency found for processor 0: 0x0 MHz I suspect this ker...
by Onsemeliot
2021-02-22 12:24
Forum: Installation
Topic: Should Debian Buster work on Asus EeePC 1015px?
Replies: 5
Views: 3270

Re: Should Debian Buster work on Asus EeePC 1015px?

Well, if I pull in dependencies then those desktops aren't as light weight any more. But I just found out that I had outdated information. Trojitá should actually be capable of using GnuPG. But I also found some windows in LXQt 0.7 that are cropped and it is rather annoying to try to move them aroun...
by Onsemeliot
2021-02-21 22:58
Forum: Installation
Topic: Should Debian Buster work on Asus EeePC 1015px?
Replies: 5
Views: 3270

Re: Should Debian Buster work on Asus EeePC 1015px?

Thank you for your answers. I have now tried live non-free versions of Debian Buster with GNOME, LXDE, MATE and Xfce. MATE and Xfce couldn't shrink all of the windoes to the small screen and therefore are not good choices. GNOME was to heavy. Qt doesn't seem to have a small footprint mail client tha...
by Onsemeliot
2021-02-20 22:08
Forum: Installation
Topic: Should Debian Buster work on Asus EeePC 1015px?
Replies: 5
Views: 3270

Should Debian Buster work on Asus EeePC 1015px?

I have an Asus EeePC 1015px I ran Lubuntu 18.04 on because I figured I would need proprietary drivers anyway. But nevertheless the sound card did never work properly. The best I could achieve was to enable sound using a headphone. Therefore I decided to try Lubuntu 20.04. After installing it the thi...
by Onsemeliot
2020-11-30 12:50
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Nostalgia ... qualities of very old ThinkPads
Replies: 5
Views: 3482

Re: Nostalgia ... qualities of very old ThinkPads

I have had the impression in recent years that all the Lenovo laptops I got my hands on had very poor build quality. But this might also be due to the fact that most people buy the cheaper models. And the older devices I mentioned didn't come cheap at the time.
by Onsemeliot
2020-11-29 21:44
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Nostalgia ... qualities of very old ThinkPads
Replies: 5
Views: 3482

Re: Nostalgia ... qualities of very old ThinkPads

for your freeze problems make sure the CPU (Intel?) µcode is installed. Thanks for the hint. However, I suspect this isn't the issue because the Technoethical supporter has taken it apart twice and I expect this is something he would have thought of. I fear it is more related to the fact that I got...
by Onsemeliot
2020-11-29 08:47
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Nostalgia ... qualities of very old ThinkPads
Replies: 5
Views: 3482

Nostalgia ... qualities of very old ThinkPads

I have some old Thinkpads (R50 and T40) from about 2003 at home as backup systems if somebody urgently needs a laptop. (It gets clearer every day that nobody around me wants to use those old devices any more – even in an emergency.) I keep them updated with Debian Buster LXDE. And each time I do the...
by Onsemeliot
2020-10-23 13:35
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Sudo or not sudo?
Replies: 45
Views: 46012

Re: Sudo or not sudo?

I'm using Debian 10 (Buster) on different systems. And to my knowledge nothing has changed regarding the "sudo" command. You still can get it by not creating a root user. I think the installer is very clear about this. But as ever: you can only make an informed decision if you mindfully re...
by Onsemeliot
2020-10-08 14:32
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: Why is Stunt Rally not in Debian?
Replies: 6
Views: 3542

Why is Stunt Rally not in Debian?

I have searched around a little but couldn't find an answer so far. Does anybody here know why Stunt Rally isn't available in the Debian repository? I found a wish list entry but it seems nothing came of it for about six years. Is this probably just a lack of someone willing (or able) to do the pack...
by Onsemeliot
2020-10-03 06:18
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [solved] Vokoscreen without video and webcam busy
Replies: 6
Views: 3627

Re: Vokoscreen without video and webcam busy

I tried simplescreenrecorder too and get exactly the same result: I have sound but get only a black screen as video. Obviously there is something I am missing. I just red on the simplescreenrecorder web page in the trouble shoot section that I should login without using Wayland. And it worked instan...
by Onsemeliot
2020-10-01 18:15
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [solved] Vokoscreen without video and webcam busy
Replies: 6
Views: 3627

Re: Vokoscreen without video and webcam busy

Indeed:

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$ echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE
wayland
simplescreenrecorder
Thank you for the tip. I will try as soon as I am on the system again. :D
by Onsemeliot
2020-10-01 04:06
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [solved] Vokoscreen without video and webcam busy
Replies: 6
Views: 3627

Re: Vokoscreen without video and webcam busy

Thank you for your reply, stevepusser. I am uncertain but if GNOME isn't using Wayland as default on Debian Buster then I'm not using it. And I do use the same standard Debian system on both laptops.
by Onsemeliot
2020-09-30 13:42
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [solved] Vokoscreen without video and webcam busy
Replies: 6
Views: 3627

[solved] Vokoscreen without video and webcam busy

Unfortunately I didn't find a community page for Vokoscreen or a trouble shooting page for it. (The GitHub page would only allow members to post there and I don't want to become a member just for asking this question.) I am attempting to do a screen recording with Vokoscreen on a Dell Latitude E7470...
by Onsemeliot
2020-09-26 08:06
Forum: Programming
Topic: [solved] bash: patch: command not found
Replies: 3
Views: 5793

Re: bash: patch: command not found

Thank you for you quick reply, p.H. I don't know of any oddness in my sources: # apt-cache policy patch patch: Installed: (none) Candidate: 2.7.6-3+deb10u1 Version table: 2.7.6-3+deb10u1 500 500 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster/main amd64 Packages 500 http://security.debian.org/debian-security bu...
by Onsemeliot
2020-09-26 07:40
Forum: Programming
Topic: [solved] bash: patch: command not found
Replies: 3
Views: 5793

[solved] bash: patch: command not found

Sorry, for asking such a probably very trivial question but I am stuck and so far I am unable to find an answer. I want to apply a patch to a free cpp project I am helping out with as a designer. Somebody provided a .patch file and I expected it would be easy to just do: "$ patch < file.patch&q...
by Onsemeliot
2020-09-07 11:09
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [solved] GNOME doesn't display German menus
Replies: 8
Views: 3845

Re: GNOME doesn't display German menus

Unfortunately, the "-" didn't change anything. And purging "GNOME" didn't help either. So I just created a backup and did a fresh installation. Now everything works as intended.

Thank you for all your recommendations.