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Devuan 2.0.0 with mate desktop loaded with no problems, every thing I have tried has worked. I have had no problems at all with it. Only problem I have now is I need to change the password on my Router. I know in theory how to get to the router I just seem to be missing something in the process of getting there. If I do not figure it out soon I will ask for help.
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Your router should have an IP address on the sticker. Enter that into your address bar in your web browser.

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nubimax wrote:

I have settled on using Devuan 2.o.o with Mate desktop for my main Computer. Looks and feels a lot like Wheezy to me.

dinga.

I am running on Devuan ascii (Xfce) and find it runs pretty well. Have a very few issues with it but they are all pretty much weird packages I like to run or can be easily worked around.

I do run a some Mate applications - pluma, system monitor and engrampa - and they all work great.

I find it boots up very fast. The only stable install I have on here right now.

Been using it a lot lately so I can finish my studies in Gimp 2.8 on creating water reflection type images from photos I have. Gimp 2.10 seems to be a big improvement in most ways I have seen but it is a BIG change and I want to finish getting my methods down a bit better and get some printed out using software I know something about.

One thing that 2.10 does is actually put exif info in jpg files which is great but currently this causes landscape oriented finished images created from 2 portrait oriented images to create thumbnails that are portrait oriented which really sucks and I need to figure out how to get that to work right because I only like "icon" file manager display for working photos and that makes them harder to spot fast.

All other problems are with the tools I use which have all changed quite a bit and will need to be studied to be able to configure them to do what I am attempting to do.

Will take a bit of work and time and I am about to the point of actually getting what I want out of 8.2.

But I have been very impressed with Devuan and think that they are doing a great job for as small a team as they have. Really runs extremely well and I give it a pretty good beating. Currently only have 9 windows open on 8 workstations (1 empty) with 12 browser tabs open on 2 windows of Palemoon, 2 windows of Thunar with mixed display (detailed list and icon) and 5 tabs open there. Running very cool and smoothly.

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Got the router password changed. Problem was Google owned both the search bar and the Browser bar, so when I put in the IP address I got definitions of the router IP address. and not access to the router. Being Halt lame and 3/4 blind took a while to see what was going on.
Devuan is working great for me probably because I am use to using the mate desktop.
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One of the major advantages to Devuan is no systemd. This dramatically reduces the possibility of dependency hell when installing packages.

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Good to see you got Devuan going. I've read where others like it as well.

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I have now got duck duck go Installed as main browser. Either FF or Google did not like me doing that Had to jump through a few hoops but it is done.
dinga

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Google can be a royal pain in ass at times. Wonder if it was FF acting up with it.

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I think it was FF this time.