On 02/19/2018 09:06 AM, William Morder wrote:
> Now that I've got Debian under control (except for systemd), I think > maybe I'm ready to go for Devuan. So if you can offer any advice > about making the switch, I would be most grateful.

I've installed the XFCE version of Good Life Linux (Devuan based) a couple times, then TDE, and it went without a hitch.

I don't really understand why TDE has been so much trouble for you to get working right.  I usually install the XFCE version of the distro I want, then install TDE, and it's good to go after a little minor tweaking here & there.