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Month: August 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Re: pulseaudio conflicts with my TDE

From: Mike Bird <mgb-trinity@...>
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2018 12:42:29 -0700
On Sun August 5 2018 10:01:21 William Morder wrote:
> Everything runs fine until I change to TDE. I install Debian, migrate to
> Devuan, purge LibreOffice, then reboot. Then I install TDE and reboot. It
> is usually on the second reboot, after I have installed TDE packages, that
> I see this error.

Hi Bill,

FYI although I am testing Devuan Ascii with TDE PSB, my wife's system is
running Devuan Jessie with TDE Stable.  Although she has more degrees
than I my wife is not a computer geek.  And yet I cannot recall the last
time she encountered a problem with her Devuan Jessie / TDE Stable system.

To produce a working system such as that I install only what is needed
for her.  I do not install KDE 4 and then remove it.  I do not copy
broken config files into a working home folder.  And when migrating from
Debian to Devuan or upgrading from one version to the next I carefully
test the process a half dozen times or more while taking detailed notes
before migrating her system or any other production system.

Although my wife knows her root password she uses it perhaps once every
other year.  Reliable production computers are useful.  Experimenting
with computers and learning from them is useful in a different way.  The
two don't mix.  It is not reasonable to make massive changes or install
ten year old config files and then ask us why your system is broken and
THEN decline to tell us the full details of what you did to arrive at
that state.

If you can't find a cheap old laptop to experiment on, please at least
consider trying to set aside space for a production partition separate
from your current test partition.  Then carefully build your production
partition ... and don't mess with it!