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Month: August 2018

Re: [trinity-users] stretch problems

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 10:32:33 -0400
On Wednesday 22 August 2018 04:32:31 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:

> Am Mittwoch, 22. August 2018 schrieb Gene Heskett:
> > [...]
> > My last 2 or 3 emails seem to have fallen off the edge of the
> > planet. Anyway I have now swapped the drives around and used the
> > bios boot menu to select a boot from what is now sdB, and its
> > working. Next is to use this copy of gparted to reformat /dev/sdA
> > and then see if a successful install can be done. I'd say buy me a
> > beer but that might royally screw things up, so wish me luck (good
> > that is) ;-)  This will be about the 6th full install today. But
> > before I reboot to do that, I'd better fix us some din-din. Maybe
> > someone will have a better idea by then?
> Hi Gene!
> My recipe to Devuan ascii + LinuxCNC is this (take the commandlines
> with a salt of grain, I'm not the machine right now): - Install
> linuxcnc from the linuxcnc ISO
> - "aptitude update && aptitude dist-upgrade"
> - "apt-mark hold linux-image-3...."
> - "apt-mark hold rtai-...."
> - "apt-mark hold linuxcnc"
> - add Devuan repsitory for jessie, upgrade to jessie.
> - "aptitude purge $(dpkg -l|grep ^rc|tr : ' '|awk '{print $2}')
> - change from jessie to ascii, upgrade to asci
> - install "apt-show-versions"
> - aptitude purge $(apt-show-versions|grep --invert-match uptodate|cut
> : ' '| awk '{print $1}' - when this is done, I intall TDE and purge
> all gnome stuff, and install NCAM After this operation "axis" does not
> work, but "gmoccapy". "ncam" works,  "camview" does not, but "mplayer"
> does.

I'm stuck on axis, and all of the extra pyvcp/xml stuff I've done depends 
on axis. I took ncam out of synaptic, didn't use it, I write my own 
gcode 99% of the time anyway, and got tired of the updates being moved 
about monthly. So you have to login to the forum, find Fern's messages 
and edit the repo line before a new one can be had.  And the last one 
didn't want to install.  I didn't investigate why in much depth. I think 
Fern is running a newer distro now so dependencies on newer stuff kills 

And camview has never recovered from being asked to run on wheezy. It 
will run, until the too small axis window is expanded but if its window 
goes above the cameras native format size width, it goes away and the 
only way to restore it is to reboot, a logout/back in is not sufficient. 
But cheese still works. Go figure but I've now duplicated it with 3 
different cameras. To me, since thats written in python2, its a python 
bug. No clue if porting it to python-3.7 might help.

> and get a bit more bottels of beer ..

Local stores are out of a beer a diabetic can drink, Miller64, or even 
select55, but that stuffs been thru the horse too many times, no taste 
left for me, and have been for about 2 weeks now. I think its the 
distributer slacking off. And I'd have to drive 100 miles to get out of 
his area. I usually drink one for dinner, ostensibly to wash down a gram 
of metformin I take 2 a day of for my sugar.

> Nik

Thanks Nik.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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