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AV Linux / OneManBand and libgtk2.0-0:i386
« Last post by GordonS on Yesterday at 05:59:27 PM »

I tried to install OMB on AV-Linux 2017.3 and OMB requires libgtk2.0-0:i386, some dependencies of which of which appear help back on AVL.
(Actually, the only thing it reports missing is libgtk-x11-whatever.)

I've asked if a 64-bit build of OMB is likely, but I thought I'd also ask here if the dependencies are really intended to be held back, or just some side-effect of holding something else.

TIA.

Gordon.
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AV Linux / Re: How best would one manage an AVL system configuration?
« Last post by GordonS on Yesterday at 10:43:22 AM »
I've just discovered a mistake in "bin/install_copyins", because I'd commented out a couple of lines whilst testing and had failed to un-comment them:

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os.chdir( from_path )
for path in os.listdir( "." ):
print( "from_path: %s/%s" % (from_path, path) )
print( "Copying in files" )
if path == "home":
command =  "find . -depth -print0 | cpio --null -pvd /"
print command # show what we plan to do
sys.stdout.flush()
---> #os.system( command ) # do   what we plan to do
else:
command =  "cp -npr %s/* /%s" % ( path, path )
print command # show what we plan to do
sys.stdout.flush()
---> #os.system( command ) # do   what we plan to do



Corrected copy attached.
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AV Linux / Re: Realtek RTL8187b Wireless?
« Last post by Knife on Yesterday at 06:06:45 AM »
I have to apologize.  I think you mistook my comment about being dismayed.

I know that you developed and maintain AV Linux out of pure passion, Glenn, and that it is not your "job" to do this.  For that you are owed pretty much nothing but thanks.  I don't expect you to personally figure out every problem posted and the amount of attention you DO provide is significant and massively appreciated.

I was only trying to say that I was dismayed that my hopes that perhaps someone in here has wrestled with the issue with this particular adapter and figured it out, or has enough Linux/Debian networking experience to at least point me in the right direction, wasn't fulfilled.  That's all.  Not upset with you, or the community in here. At ALL.

Anyway, yes, I did read the link you posted (and much more...) about the issues with this particular wireless adapter in Linux in general/Debian in particular.  Unfortunately, none of it is really helpful, largely because it makes clear that, despite early problems, this wireless adapter is now "supported" in Debian and should work - but it just doesn't seem to work, at all, in AVLinux.

Also frustrating that the adapter works "out of the box" now, in both Ubuntu and Mint (both also Debian-based distros, I think).

Maybe I'll try to have a look at an old Mint install in which this wireless adapter used to work, and try to see what is different in the configuration there.

Again, apologies for what you thought was a lack of appreciation.  Thanks for everything.  Nothing but props from me.   
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AV Linux / Re: Realtek RTL8187b Wireless?
« Last post by GMaq on November 17, 2017, 03:36:54 PM »
Hi,

My apologies for the slow response, I'm the maintainer of AV Linux and I have a full time job and am a part-time working musician, AV Linux is a spare time thing and when work and life get busy I have to step away occasionally...

Unfortunately for all my facility with Audio and Video programs I know very little about networking so I personally don't have an answer for you, also as stated in the other thread there is no customization of the network applications in AVL and I provide the stock Debian packages for all network related stuff.

If you haven't seen it here is an article about your device in Debian, perhaps it may shed some light: https://wiki.debian.org/rtl818x
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AV Linux / Re: Realtek RTL8187b Wireless?
« Last post by Knife on November 17, 2017, 02:03:59 PM »
Hmmm...  I'm a bit dismayed that there has been no response.

anyway, I've been hacking away at this, by myself (not necessarily a good thing!) a bit, in the meantime.  I read through the http://bandshed.net/forum/index.php?topic=3980.0 thread (and the links therein) and found more information, but none of it really helpful - yet...

Here's a few other things I saw that I'm wondering might be at play, and others might be able to help me with:

First, running "iwlist scan" results in the below (my MoBo has three network interfaces - two wired LAN and the built-in Realtek RTL 8187b - perhaps that why iwlist reports several interfaces (enp2s0 and enp5s4) that "don't support scanning").

Clearly, my wireless adapter is "seeing" the network and it seems to be getting all of the properties correct including that my wireless network is using WPA2 encryption.

"iwlist scan
enp2s0    Interface doesn't support scanning.

enp5s4    Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlx0015af289902  Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:7F:28:34:BE:94
                    Channel:1
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Quality=46/70  Signal level=-64 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"47RW6"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=0000000d5eb2147d
                    Extra: Last beacon: 1317ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 00053437525736
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C121824
                    IE: Unknown: 030101
                    IE: Unknown: 200100
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101040003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1A8C131BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1601080800000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: DD0900037F01010000FF7F
                    IE: Unknown: DD0A00037F04010000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 0706555320010B1B
                    IE: Unknown: DD##etc., etc. hex code...  000101600000020001600100020001

lo        Interface doesn't support scanning."


Interestingly though, when I run iwconfig, it shows "Encryption key:off" - even though I, of course, have WPA2 and the key set up in the Network Manager app.

"iwconfig
enp2s0    no wireless extensions.

enp5s4    no wireless extensions.

wlx0015af289902  IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any 
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
         
lo        no wireless extensions."


Am I right to think that if I know my network is using WPA2 encryption, but a scan of my wireless configuration says that encryption is "off" could be the problem?



Finally, if I run any command that addresses "wlan0" such as "ip link set wlan0 up" - it returns "Cannot find device "wlan0" and, inside "/etc/network/" folder, there is a) a folder called "interfaces" and b) another called "interfaces.d". 

Inside the "/etc/network/interfaces" folder all it says is:

"# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

source /etc/network/interfaces.d/*

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback"


And the "/etc/network/interfaces.d" folder is completely empty. Nothing in it, at all.

Shouldn't my network configuration files have some descriptor of my wireless adapter and it's designation?

Also, there is no reference to my wireless adapter in /etc/NetworkManager/, either.



Anybody?
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AV Linux / Re: Will ExFAT work for installing AV Linux?
« Last post by GMaq on November 17, 2017, 12:31:40 PM »
Hi,

AV Linux comes with exfat pre-installed, however to my knowledge 'Systemback' which AV Linux uses for installation will only install to ext2/3/4 formatted partitions..
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HowTO's / Re: HowTO: PulseAudio and JACK with AV Linux 2016
« Last post by Ahumada on November 17, 2017, 07:17:46 AM »
Thanks so much for sharing. I wasn't able to get any audio through Firefox with my internal soundcard on my laptop until I followed your tutorial.

Same, I followed this guide yesterday and it fixed my sound issue however today there's no sound again.  :angry:
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i think this is a typo:
quote:
You should download the both the 'iso' and (end quote)
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AV Linux / Re: Will ExFAT work for installing AV Linux?
« Last post by nobhobbor on November 16, 2017, 11:42:44 AM »
i'll read through everything eventually, what i was wondering is if i could build an apple clone and run windows, high sierra and AVL on an SSD like this: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E250B-AM/dp/B00OAJ412U/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1510850435&sr=1-1&keywords=Samsung+850+EVO+250GB+2.5-Inch+SATA+III+Internal+SSD
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AV Linux / Will ExFAT work for installing AV Linux?
« Last post by nobhobbor on November 15, 2017, 08:25:21 PM »
Will ExFAT work for installing AV Linux?

https://www.howtogeek.com/235655/how-to-mount-and-use-an-exfat-drive-on-linux/
quote:
First, open a Terminal window from your applications menu. On Ubuntu and similar Linux distributions, type the following command and press Enter to install the appropriate packages. You’ll have to enter your password, too.

Termal command:
sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils

On other Linux distributions, use the appropriate software-installation command or open the graphical user interface and look for the “exfat-fuse” and “exfat-utils” packages. They may be called something a bit different — search for “exfat” and you should find them if they’re available in your Linux distribution’s package repositories. ~end quote

where do i find this info for AV Linux?
thanks!
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