d3vid (David Seaward)
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Mon, Jul 8

d3vid created T786: Default configuration for reportbug-gtk fails.
Mon, Jul 8, 3:40 PM

May 30 2019

d3vid closed T775: macchanger does not change MAC address when wifi is on as "Wontfix".

This package is basically unmaintained, so I'll have to find another solution.

May 30 2019, 12:01 PM · Restricted Project

May 23 2019

d3vid edited the content of Prevent Device Tracking By Untrusted Access Points.
May 23 2019, 7:34 PM

May 21 2019

d3vid added a comment to T775: macchanger does not change MAC address when wifi is on.

This is blocking https://tracker.pureos.net/w/pureos/tips/prevent_device_tracking_by_untrusted_access_points/

May 21 2019, 10:23 AM · Restricted Project
d3vid edited the content of Prevent Device Tracking By Untrusted Access Points.
May 21 2019, 10:23 AM
d3vid created Prevent Device Tracking By Untrusted Access Points.
May 21 2019, 10:22 AM
d3vid edited the content of Tips & Tricks.
May 21 2019, 10:19 AM
d3vid created T775: macchanger does not change MAC address when wifi is on.
May 21 2019, 10:15 AM · Restricted Project

Apr 26 2019

d3vid added a comment to T622: "Test Speakers" doesn't play any sound.

@jeremiah.foster Hello! I tested again (up-to-date libraries as in your comment) and still get the error.

Apr 26 2019, 10:42 AM · Restricted Project

Feb 21 2019

d3vid added a comment to T398: Settings/Installer mismatch: user images are different.

@jeremiah.foster I'm afraid I didn't make a note of which ISO I used :( I guess if the issue doesn't recur on the latest ISO we can close it.

Feb 21 2019, 5:17 AM · Restricted Project

Feb 19 2019

d3vid closed T623: Various problems with Logitech USB headset as "Resolved".

Recently retested with the same Logitech headset and these package versions. It's working again!

Feb 19 2019, 5:09 PM · Restricted Project

Feb 18 2019

d3vid added a comment to T375: Please make a dev/pureos/changes nofications Matrix/Riot room.

There is an RSS bot that reposts Purism blog posts in the #community-general:talk.puri.sm room. I'm afraid I don't have any details, and the person that implemented it is away. But if you can generate RSS output that might be a start!

Feb 18 2019, 5:33 PM · Restricted Project

Feb 4 2019

d3vid edited the content of PureBrowser FIDO U2F.
Feb 4 2019, 6:31 PM · Restricted Project

Jan 28 2019

d3vid edited the content of PureBrowser FIDO U2F.
Jan 28 2019, 12:59 PM · Restricted Project

Dec 13 2018

d3vid added a comment to T650: Determine if Gitlab uses Free, Libre Javascript.

Note that FSF give GitLab a C-grade "Acceptable hosting for a GNU package", noting "All JavaScript code served to the client is free, but does not work with LibreJS enabled."

Dec 13 2018, 6:13 PM · Freedom-harm: enhanced by nonfree code

Nov 26 2018

d3vid added a comment to T623: Various problems with Logitech USB headset.

Confirmed issue is occurring with the package versions below...

Nov 26 2018, 1:06 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid added a comment to T622: "Test Speakers" doesn't play any sound.

Confirmed issue is occurring with the package versions below...

Nov 26 2018, 1:04 PM · Restricted Project

Nov 22 2018

d3vid added a comment to T523: Prompted for LUKS passphrase twice on startup.

This looks like a duplicate of https://tracker.pureos.net/T559

Nov 22 2018, 6:36 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid added a comment to T438: Don't print user-unfriendly luks key at unlock prompt.

Non-urgent ping? Every time I boot I'm hoping to see it. (Only after an upgrade, otherwise that would be *truly* wishful thinking.)

Nov 22 2018, 6:35 PM
d3vid added a comment to T395: First post-install upgrade triggers "cryptsetup: WARNING: found more than one resume device candidate".

I've closed this as invalid since I can't reproduce it.

Nov 22 2018, 5:03 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid closed T395: First post-install upgrade triggers "cryptsetup: WARNING: found more than one resume device candidate" as "Invalid".
Nov 22 2018, 5:03 PM · Restricted Project

Nov 14 2018

d3vid created T623: Various problems with Logitech USB headset.
Nov 14 2018, 9:46 AM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T622: "Test Speakers" doesn't play any sound.
Nov 14 2018, 9:41 AM · Restricted Project

Oct 24 2018

d3vid assigned T347: Make it easy to start Tor Browser Bundle to chris.lamb.
Oct 24 2018, 1:06 PM · Restricted Project

Sep 28 2018

d3vid edited the content of FAQ.
Sep 28 2018, 11:43 AM

Aug 27 2018

d3vid added a comment to T395: First post-install upgrade triggers "cryptsetup: WARNING: found more than one resume device candidate".

I don't have a straightforward way of reproducing this. Let me see if I can find someone who can...

Aug 27 2018, 10:18 AM · Restricted Project

Aug 15 2018

d3vid closed T524: [documentation] How can I test first-start issues in PureBrowser? as "Resolved".

Created https://tracker.pureos.net/w/troubleshooting/purebrowser_first_start/

Aug 15 2018, 11:38 AM · Restricted Project
d3vid edited the content of Troubleshooting.
Aug 15 2018, 11:36 AM
d3vid created Purebrowser first-start.
Aug 15 2018, 11:34 AM
d3vid edited the content of Troubleshooting.
Aug 15 2018, 11:29 AM

Aug 8 2018

d3vid added a comment to T420: [FREEDOM ISSUE] snapd - linked to external source.

It is a package manager. You can use it to install a .snap file (snap package) that you have downloaded by some other means, or that you have built yourself locally:

Aug 8 2018, 2:40 PM · Freedom
d3vid added a comment to T534: purebrowser - advertises Mozilla on start page.

Knowledgeable users will already understand that PureBrowser is a privacy-respecting fork of Firefox (i.e. based on Mozilla technologies). But I suspect (untested) that an everyday user would wonder:

Aug 8 2018, 1:56 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid added a comment to T524: [documentation] How can I test first-start issues in PureBrowser?.

I've reassigned this to myself to post these steps on the https://tracker.pureos.net/w/troubleshooting/ page.

Aug 8 2018, 12:24 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid renamed T524: [documentation] How can I test first-start issues in PureBrowser? from "[query] How can I test first-start issues in PureBrowser?" to "[documentation] How can I test first-start issues in PureBrowser?".
Aug 8 2018, 12:23 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid added a comment to T306: The Start page refers to the Purebrowser as "Firefox".

Looking forward to the fix! Created https://tracker.pureos.net/T534 for the Mozilla logo issue.

Aug 8 2018, 12:08 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T534: purebrowser - advertises Mozilla on start page.
Aug 8 2018, 12:07 PM · Restricted Project

Jul 25 2018

d3vid added a comment to T500: (Proposal) Add "network-manager-config-connectivity-debian" to the list of preinstalled packages.

Still to do: check if the ping URL is configurable (and log an issue if it isn't)

Jul 25 2018, 11:02 AM · Restricted Project
d3vid added a comment to T500: (Proposal) Add "network-manager-config-connectivity-debian" to the list of preinstalled packages.

Pings the URL http://network-test.debian.org/nm to test connectivity. Would https://www.debian.org/something be a better target? This would be protected from tampering, and indistinguishable from any other Debian website address.

Jul 25 2018, 11:02 AM · Restricted Project
d3vid added a comment to T306: The Start page refers to the Purebrowser as "Firefox".

Tested PureBrowser 52.9.0 with a fresh profile per https://tracker.pureos.net/T524 . Immediately visible issues (screenshot below):

Jul 25 2018, 10:35 AM · Restricted Project
d3vid added a comment to T378: can't install addons in PureBrowser.

Is this a duplicate of https://tracker.pureos.net/T202 ?

Jul 25 2018, 10:25 AM · Restricted Project, Restricted Project
d3vid added a comment to T299: Purebrowser promotes upstream-distributed addons.

Tested PureBrowser 52.9.0 with a fresh profile per https://tracker.pureos.net/T524

Jul 25 2018, 10:24 AM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project
d3vid renamed T524: [documentation] How can I test first-start issues in PureBrowser? from "[query] How can I reproduce/test PureBrowser start issues?" to "[query] How can I test first-start issues in PureBrowser?".
Jul 25 2018, 10:08 AM · Restricted Project
d3vid closed T394: PureBrowser 52.7.3 claims that it "automatically sends some data to Purism" as "Resolved".

Tested with a fresh profile per https://tracker.pureos.net/T524

Jul 25 2018, 10:07 AM · Restricted Project
d3vid closed T524: [documentation] How can I test first-start issues in PureBrowser? as "Resolved".

You can create a fresh profile, launch PureBrowser and then delete the profile:

Jul 25 2018, 10:06 AM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T524: [documentation] How can I test first-start issues in PureBrowser?.
Jul 25 2018, 10:03 AM · Restricted Project

Jul 24 2018

d3vid added a comment to T519: PureOS isn't as secure as it says it is.

@SheepKid12 regarding the PureBrowser version, I get:

Jul 24 2018, 8:58 AM · Restricted Project

Jul 20 2018

d3vid added a comment to T437: Some emoji too big, others in black-and-white .
Jul 20 2018, 12:27 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid added a comment to T410: Install Noto emoji font by default.

Another option for a complete and regularly updated color emoji set is twemoji. It is not yet packaged for Debian afaik:

Jul 20 2018, 12:14 PM
d3vid added a comment to T410: Install Noto emoji font by default.

Note that this lead to strange emoji rendering in PureBrowser: https://tracker.pureos.net/T437

Jul 20 2018, 12:10 PM

Jul 16 2018

d3vid added a comment to T389: Tilix opens "Configuration Issue detected" dialog at startup.

Considering that we target everyday users, and this affects the first-time experience of our default terminal, is it feasible to maintain a patch/fork of Tilix until the proper fix is applied upstream?

Jul 16 2018, 10:22 AM

Jul 6 2018

d3vid added a comment to T202: purebrowser: refuses to install Firefox-identified addons.

It appears the compatMode boolean no longer resolves this issue (tested with the uMatrix link above). I'm not sure what has changed, possibly AMO now requires a newer version of Firefox?

Jul 6 2018, 10:07 AM · Restricted Project

Jul 1 2018

d3vid added a comment to T491: Add "network-manager-openvpn-gnome" to the list of preinstalled packages.

Thanks for confirming that @mak , much appreciated!

Jul 1 2018, 5:00 AM · Restricted Project

Jun 29 2018

d3vid created T500: (Proposal) Add "network-manager-config-connectivity-debian" to the list of preinstalled packages.
Jun 29 2018, 7:37 PM · Restricted Project

Jun 27 2018

d3vid added a comment to T491: Add "network-manager-openvpn-gnome" to the list of preinstalled packages.

@mak I've been meaning to file this issue for a while, so it could be the update happened between my last install and me actually filing the issue. Since you've confirmed it I'm happy to close.

Jun 27 2018, 2:31 PM · Restricted Project

Jun 21 2018

d3vid created T491: Add "network-manager-openvpn-gnome" to the list of preinstalled packages.
Jun 21 2018, 10:48 AM · Restricted Project

May 29 2018

d3vid added a comment to T454: The lock screen always prompts twice.

Ok, I'll try revert my configuration to something default looking and see if I can isolate the issue. Please consider this low priority in the meantime.

May 29 2018, 2:11 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T454: The lock screen always prompts twice.
May 29 2018, 1:46 PM · Restricted Project

May 18 2018

d3vid added a comment to T438: Don't print user-unfriendly luks key at unlock prompt.

I understand, my comment was meant to be, er, self-answering or something.

May 18 2018, 11:57 AM
d3vid added a comment to T438: Don't print user-unfriendly luks key at unlock prompt.

User-friendly or paranoid? Why not both? Sounds great :D

May 18 2018, 10:52 AM
d3vid added a comment to T438: Don't print user-unfriendly luks key at unlock prompt.

Is it possible to just make the name friendlier? Perhaps name it on installation ($SYSTEMNAME-disk) or display it like a credit card: "disk ending -1234".

May 18 2018, 10:16 AM

May 17 2018

d3vid added a comment to T418: Synaptic fails to launch from menu.

As a side note, I am now a happy user of "GNOME Packages", which does work in Wayland.

May 17 2018, 1:29 PM
d3vid edited the description of T437: Some emoji too big, others in black-and-white .
May 17 2018, 1:18 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid edited the description of T437: Some emoji too big, others in black-and-white .
May 17 2018, 1:11 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid added a comment to T433: Startup hangs at 1%, never reaches disk decryption prompt.

Just got these changes from an apt updated and rebooted. Works like a charm, thanks!

May 17 2018, 1:01 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid added a comment to T434: Please fast-migrate fontconfig 2.13.0-5 into green.

This package has arrived in green (got it via apt even though http://software.pureos.net/package/source/green/fontconfig still lists -4).

May 17 2018, 1:00 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid added a comment to T436: Please fast-migrate plymouth 0.9.3-3pureos1 into green.

http://software.pureos.net/package/source/landing/plymouth migration excuses currently list:

May 17 2018, 11:40 AM · Restricted Project
d3vid edited the description of T437: Some emoji too big, others in black-and-white .
May 17 2018, 9:49 AM · Restricted Project
d3vid edited the description of T437: Some emoji too big, others in black-and-white .
May 17 2018, 9:43 AM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T437: Some emoji too big, others in black-and-white .
May 17 2018, 9:12 AM · Restricted Project

May 16 2018

d3vid added a comment to T433: Startup hangs at 1%, never reaches disk decryption prompt.

@chris.lamb Thanks for the suggestion. I tried only Alt-F2 and it works no better (or worse) than button mashing without it.

May 16 2018, 2:42 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T433: Startup hangs at 1%, never reaches disk decryption prompt.
May 16 2018, 12:42 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid added a comment to T421: Need a reference document for packages with external sources.
  1. Rough starting point (comments welcome)
May 16 2018, 12:07 PM
d3vid renamed T421: Need a reference document for packages with external sources from "Packages with hardcoded references to external download sources" to "Need a reference document for packages with external sources".
May 16 2018, 12:06 PM

May 10 2018

d3vid created T421: Need a reference document for packages with external sources.
May 10 2018, 3:04 PM
d3vid created T420: [FREEDOM ISSUE] snapd - linked to external source.
May 10 2018, 12:17 PM · Freedom

Apr 25 2018

d3vid added a comment to T410: Install Noto emoji font by default.

We might want to also include Symbola (fonts-symbola) which in my experience fills the gaps on more obscure and newer emoji (and other bits of Unicode). It seems Symbola is not that great for emoji, so I withdraw this suggestion. Still good for ancient fonts, but I'm not sure those will see everyday use :D

Apr 25 2018, 11:34 AM
d3vid created T412: Disk unlock screen: warn on caps lock/num lock.
Apr 25 2018, 11:31 AM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T411: Login/lock screen: warn on caps lock/num lock.
Apr 25 2018, 11:27 AM · Restricted Project
d3vid added a comment to T409: Method and software apparatus to synchronize GPG (GnuPG) PGP keyrings across multiple computers.

Part of the solution may involve backing up (not syncing) your own GPG key, which could be achieved with something like Keysafe

Apr 25 2018, 10:15 AM

Apr 24 2018

d3vid added a comment to T404: Installation process: Is my second disk encrypted?.

Perhaps I should have been clearer, this was just a query about *how* to check that my second disk is encrypted. You have answered my query so I closed the ticket :)

Apr 24 2018, 2:07 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid edited the description of T403: Installation process: guidelines for a two-disk system.
Apr 24 2018, 1:30 PM · Restricted Project, Restricted Project
d3vid closed T404: Installation process: Is my second disk encrypted? as "Resolved".

Thanks! lsblk results:

Apr 24 2018, 1:24 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid renamed T408: RFP: hostsed: a hosts file editing tool for command line shell from "RFP: hostsed" to "RFP: hostsed: a hosts file editing tool for command line shell".
Apr 24 2018, 12:58 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid renamed T407: RFP: sshoot: manage sshuttle VPN connections from "RFP: sshoot" to "RFP: sshoot: manage sshuttle VPN connections".
Apr 24 2018, 12:58 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T408: RFP: hostsed: a hosts file editing tool for command line shell.
Apr 24 2018, 12:57 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T407: RFP: sshoot: manage sshuttle VPN connections.
Apr 24 2018, 12:54 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T406: First login: "Getting started" links are not reader-friendly.
Apr 24 2018, 12:50 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T405: "Install PureOS" package refers to Calamares.
Apr 24 2018, 12:48 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T404: Installation process: Is my second disk encrypted?.
Apr 24 2018, 12:42 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T403: Installation process: guidelines for a two-disk system.
Apr 24 2018, 12:39 PM · Restricted Project, Restricted Project
d3vid created T402: Installation process: Partitions: Confusion about MBR versus GPT.
Apr 24 2018, 12:33 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid added a comment to T401: Login screen lists two "Kodi" options.

Hmmm, this should be closed as a duplicate of https://tracker.pureos.net/T255 but I can't bring it up :P

Apr 24 2018, 12:29 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T401: Login screen lists two "Kodi" options.
Apr 24 2018, 12:26 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T400: Installation process: bad wifi password interrupts installation process.
Apr 24 2018, 12:20 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid added a project to T397: Installation process: image missing in "About You" window: Restricted Project.
Apr 24 2018, 12:13 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid added a project to T398: Settings/Installer mismatch: user images are different: Restricted Project.
Apr 24 2018, 12:13 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T399: Installation process: typo in descriptive text.
Apr 24 2018, 12:13 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid added a comment to T397: Installation process: image missing in "About You" window.

See also https://tracker.pureos.net/T398

Apr 24 2018, 12:10 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T398: Settings/Installer mismatch: user images are different.
Apr 24 2018, 12:10 PM · Restricted Project
d3vid created T397: Installation process: image missing in "About You" window.
Apr 24 2018, 12:06 PM · Restricted Project