james.rufer (James Rufer)
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Jun 16 2017, 3:16 PM (109 w, 1 d)

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Sep 22 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T585: GNOME Extensions install allowed.

Installed the latest ISO in Boxes. "UTC" did not come up in search.

Sep 22 2018, 9:47 PM

Sep 13 2018

james.rufer assigned T573: PureBrowser failed to restore tabs/pinned tabs to zlatan.todoric.
Sep 13 2018, 1:15 PM
james.rufer created T573: PureBrowser failed to restore tabs/pinned tabs.
Sep 13 2018, 11:52 AM

Aug 30 2018

james.rufer created T560: sudo apt update fails.
Aug 30 2018, 5:12 PM

Aug 14 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T543: GUI passphrase window is missing.

james@Librem13v3-PureOS:~$ dpkg -l pureos-minimal
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold

Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
/ Name Version Architecture Description

+++-==============================================-============================-============================-==================================================================================================
ii pureos-minimal 0.9.1 amd64 Minimal core of PureOS
james@Librem13v3-PureOS:~$ dpkg -l pureos-standard
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold

Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
/ Name Version Architecture Description

+++-==============================================-============================-============================-==================================================================================================
ii pureos-standard 0.9.1 amd64 PureOS standard system
james@Librem13v3-PureOS:~$ dpkg -l plymouth
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold

Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
/ Name Version Architecture Description

+++-==============================================-============================-============================-==================================================================================================
ii plymouth 0.9.3-3pureos1 amd64 boot animation, logger and I/O multiplexer
james@Librem13v3-PureOS:~$

Aug 14 2018, 7:15 PM

Aug 11 2018

james.rufer created T544: PureOS Plasma will not install.
Aug 11 2018, 4:32 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T543: GUI passphrase window is missing.

Aug 11 2018, 4:29 PM
james.rufer created T543: GUI passphrase window is missing.
Aug 11 2018, 4:28 PM

Aug 8 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T534: purebrowser - advertises Mozilla on start page.

There should be no Mozilla or Firefox references in PureBrowser. This will obviously lead to confusion.

Aug 8 2018, 2:39 PM · Restricted Project

Aug 6 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T306: The Start page refers to the Purebrowser as "Firefox".

Clicking "learn about new tab" takes user to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-new-tab-page?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=about-tiles-new-tab

Aug 6 2018, 3:24 PM · Restricted Project
james.rufer closed T239: Gnome Calendar unable to setup online accounts (google calendar, nextcloud microsoft exchange) as "Resolved".

I think that this has been resolved

Aug 6 2018, 2:38 PM
james.rufer closed T332: Telegram fails to launch from Software or app icon as "Resolved".
Aug 6 2018, 2:19 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T332: Telegram fails to launch from Software or app icon.

We can close this as it's been removed from PureOS repositories. Telegram available via flathub.

Aug 6 2018, 2:19 PM
james.rufer closed T381: Calibre is no longer installable as "Resolved".
Aug 6 2018, 2:17 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T381: Calibre is no longer installable.

This seems to be currently working.

Aug 6 2018, 2:17 PM

Jul 28 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T352: Software reports that Blender fails to install, but is in fact installed..

I'm still seeing these despite the numerous updates/reboots that have happened since along with uninstalling and reinstalling Blender.

Jul 28 2018, 7:11 PM

Jul 22 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T481: Look into fingerprint reader capability .

What we need to determine is if it is "doable" under Gnome/Debian with a reasonable level of security on par with iOS, Android and Windows (as examples).

Jul 22 2018, 3:02 PM

Jun 21 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T492: "ERROR: Invalid smb.conf" […] with long hostnames.

IIRC, we had a couple different customer questions about Steam functioning under PureOS, and even though I knew it wouldn't, I thought I should test so as to not tell them wrong. In other words, don't test on your production machine ;)

Jun 21 2018, 6:18 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T492: "ERROR: Invalid smb.conf" […] with long hostnames.

oot@librem15v3-enterprise-pureos:/home/james# dpkg --print-architecture
amd64
root@librem15v3-enterprise-pureos:/home/james# dpkg --print-foreign-architectures
i386
smb.conf

Jun 21 2018, 4:28 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T492: "ERROR: Invalid smb.conf" […] with long hostnames.

@zlatan.todoric This is my only source

Jun 21 2018, 3:11 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T256: Thunderbird/Enigmail freezes.

No. This could be closed unless you have reason to keep it open.

Jun 21 2018, 2:53 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T492: "ERROR: Invalid smb.conf" […] with long hostnames.

Here is report from terminal after running

Jun 21 2018, 2:52 PM
james.rufer created T492: "ERROR: Invalid smb.conf" […] with long hostnames.
Jun 21 2018, 2:40 PM

Jun 19 2018

james.rufer edited the description of T490: Begin adding Purism branding to PureOS.
Jun 19 2018, 11:28 PM
james.rufer created T490: Begin adding Purism branding to PureOS.
Jun 19 2018, 4:38 PM
james.rufer created T489: Opening LibreOffice files locally/remotely produces delay or failure.
Jun 19 2018, 4:05 PM
james.rufer created T488: Could not open .odt file.
Jun 19 2018, 3:02 PM

Jun 14 2018

james.rufer created T481: Look into fingerprint reader capability .
Jun 14 2018, 12:38 PM

Jun 13 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T478: Attempted to launch Settings and was presented with and error "can not launch Settings. Failed to allocate memory.".

Correct. I'm unsure as well. I've encountered a similar "low memory" warning on a low end Windows machine (Atom, 2GB) and the warning there wasn't much better or different. This largely won't effect PureOS on Librem hardware aside from the phone which is going to max at 3-4GB. Unless we can develop some sort of active ram switching similar to iOS or Android. I will draw this to Nicole's attention.

Jun 13 2018, 4:46 PM
james.rufer created T478: Attempted to launch Settings and was presented with and error "can not launch Settings. Failed to allocate memory.".
Jun 13 2018, 4:06 PM
james.rufer created T477: Image Viewer is set as default for photos.
Jun 13 2018, 4:01 PM

Jun 11 2018

james.rufer closed T415: Changing name of computer fails as "Resolved".
Jun 11 2018, 1:44 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T415: Changing name of computer fails.

I too can no longer reproduce this. The "grayed out" section is no longer there and changes can be made. This can be closed.

Jun 11 2018, 1:43 PM

May 14 2018

james.rufer created T430: Konsole can not be pinned to favorites.
May 14 2018, 11:43 PM

May 10 2018

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

Yes, the package manager. There was no output from terminal when launched. I needed to determine another package version (Synergy) that was available, but if Synaptic is going to be dropped this ticket could be closed.

May 10 2018, 1:17 AM

May 9 2018

james.rufer created T418: Synaptic fails to launch from menu.
May 9 2018, 1:09 AM

Apr 30 2018

james.rufer created T415: Changing name of computer fails.
Apr 30 2018, 3:22 PM

Apr 27 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T352: Software reports that Blender fails to install, but is in fact installed..

The issue remains. I'm informed of this "unable to install" issue everytime I open Software.

Apr 27 2018, 1:26 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T299: Purebrowser promotes upstream-distributed addons.

If you go to the hamburger menu and then add ons, you'll see the attached picture. In the past this was directed to a FSF add on page. After loading up the most recent build on a test machine without Firefox installed, the normal Firefox add-ons page is shown within PureBrowser. So the original issue remains despite my being incorrect as to the cause.

Apr 27 2018, 1:22 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project

Apr 20 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T299: Purebrowser promotes upstream-distributed addons.

If Firefox is also installed on the system, the PureBrowser FSF add-ons pages becomes the normal Firefox add-ons page instead.

Apr 20 2018, 12:54 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project

Mar 15 2018

james.rufer closed T358: PureOS (landing) fails to update as "Resolved".

Issue has seemed to resolve itself. Update successful.

Mar 15 2018, 1:52 PM

Mar 13 2018

james.rufer renamed T257: GDebi will install from Software but not launch from "GDebi will install from Software but not launch" to "Set Software or Software Install as default for .deb and other file extensions for third party apps.".
Mar 13 2018, 12:47 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T257: GDebi will install from Software but not launch.

Software and Software Install does not install tar.bz2 files, in this case, Firefox.

Mar 13 2018, 12:46 PM

Mar 9 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T358: PureOS (landing) fails to update.

1.233643] i915 0000:00:02.0: firmware: failed to load i915/akl_dmc_ver1_26. bin (~2)

Mar 9 2018, 10:06 PM

Mar 6 2018

james.rufer created T358: PureOS (landing) fails to update.
Mar 6 2018, 3:25 PM
james.rufer created T357: Thunderbird fails to import .csv or .vcf files.
Mar 6 2018, 2:26 PM

Mar 5 2018

james.rufer created T353: Thunderbird needs list of apps to open file, not home folder to begin search.
Mar 5 2018, 3:39 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T352: Software reports that Blender fails to install, but is in fact installed..

Didn't upload the screenshot

Mar 5 2018, 3:30 PM
james.rufer created T352: Software reports that Blender fails to install, but is in fact installed..
Mar 5 2018, 2:56 PM
james.rufer created T351: Thunderbird does not open browser links in PureOS.
Mar 5 2018, 2:29 PM

Mar 1 2018

james.rufer reopened T267: Chromium crashes in pure os as "Open".

This issue seems to resurface after an update to Chromium. Removing the /.config folder works temporarily but the crashing issue re-occurs.

Mar 1 2018, 3:13 PM

Feb 18 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T267: Chromium crashes in pure os.

Can you confirm this is being run with *no* ~/.config/chromium ? (eg. moved out of the way prior to running?) I cannot reproduce this, alas.

Feb 18 2018, 6:05 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T257: GDebi will install from Software but not launch.

Ideally, Software would automagically open and install third party .debs and no one would have to even worry about gdebi or Archive Manager wanting to install the app.

Feb 18 2018, 5:55 PM
james.rufer created T332: Telegram fails to launch from Software or app icon.
Feb 18 2018, 5:49 PM

Feb 17 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T331: Attempted install of Steam fails.

I'm not suggesting that Steam be included in PureOS. These are packages needed to run the Steam client. Are they non-free? If a customer chooses to install and run Steam, they should be able to.

Feb 17 2018, 5:02 PM
james.rufer created T331: Attempted install of Steam fails.
Feb 17 2018, 3:18 AM

Feb 9 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T258: PureBrowser displays Riot incorrectly/does not function.

The issue appears to be resolved. Switched to include both 'landing' and 'green,' fully updated and on PureBrowser 52.6.

Feb 9 2018, 9:14 PM

Feb 6 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T258: PureBrowser displays Riot incorrectly/does not function.

I'm no longer seeing this issue and could probably be closed.

Feb 6 2018, 8:31 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T274: Evolution does not update messages.

I'm not seeing this anymore so task could be closed.

Feb 6 2018, 4:59 PM

Jan 18 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T257: GDebi will install from Software but not launch.

This is a pretty long standing issue for me under PureOS, getting third party .deb files to install consistently. I'm wondering if we even need to have Archive Manager as a preinstalled application and shouldn't just remove it, leaving Software as the only option for installing third party .debs.

Jan 18 2018, 5:50 PM

Jan 17 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T257: GDebi will install from Software but not launch.

It's not for third party .debs. There are three noticeable things:

Jan 17 2018, 4:34 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T257: GDebi will install from Software but not launch.

On a related not: I actually don't think anyone should be using gdebi in 2018 ;-) GNOME Software can install .deb packages,

Jan 17 2018, 2:48 AM
james.rufer added a comment to T257: GDebi will install from Software but not launch.

No I wanted to precise the fact that if you are trying to install gdebi from Software Manager - which was james.rufer operation if I understood well - will lead of the installation of the "gdebi-kde" package from pureos repo.

Then I wanted to point this gdebi directory in pureos repo to show the several gdebi packages to james.rufer in case he was not familiar whith apt-cache operations.

The operations I am suggesting him to try to solve the issue are :

Desinstall gdebi from Software Manager

Then install the TRUE gdebi package from command line (root) :

apt install gdebi

You can now launch gdebi from Menu or from command line :

gdebi-gtk

Then I made a suggestion for pureos team to solve this issue in a broader way :

Issue to be solved : Install gdebi from Software Manager should install "gdebi" package instead of gdebi-kde

Jan 17 2018, 2:29 AM
james.rufer added a comment to T257: GDebi will install from Software but not launch.

@james.rufer The "$" is not part of the command but rather the prompt. Please re-run without the "$" prefix.

Jan 17 2018, 2:23 AM

Jan 16 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T156: purebrowser - default search engine tracks users.

Fresh install of PureBrowser today and the default search engine is Google.

Jan 16 2018, 5:07 PM · Restricted Project, Restricted Project

Jan 9 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T256: Thunderbird/Enigmail freezes.

I'm not sure. What would you like me to look into?

Jan 9 2018, 6:53 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T257: GDebi will install from Software but not launch.

root@Librem13v2-Enterprise:/home/james# $ dpkg -l gdebi
Could not find the database of available applications, run update-command-not-found as root to fix this
$: command not found

Jan 9 2018, 6:51 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T267: Chromium crashes in pure os.

Thanks Chris. Moved the file as suggested above. Uninstall/reinstall with same result as before.

Jan 9 2018, 6:49 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T257: GDebi will install from Software but not launch.

Software has "launch" and "remove" listed as options so it reports that it is installed.

Jan 9 2018, 3:52 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T267: Chromium crashes in pure os.

I'm seeing the same issue.

Jan 9 2018, 3:48 PM
james.rufer added a comment to T257: GDebi will install from Software but not launch.

Software reports that gdebi is installed but will not launch. It is not in the menu nor does it launch from terminal. Uninstall and reinstall from software produces the same result.

Jan 9 2018, 2:00 AM
james.rufer added a comment to T256: Thunderbird/Enigmail freezes.

Full update of PureOS 8 as of today 01-08-18.

Jan 9 2018, 1:51 AM

Dec 20 2017

james.rufer created T274: Evolution does not update messages.
Dec 20 2017, 7:56 PM

Dec 5 2017

james.rufer created T258: PureBrowser displays Riot incorrectly/does not function.
Dec 5 2017, 3:22 AM
james.rufer created T257: GDebi will install from Software but not launch.
Dec 5 2017, 3:03 AM

Dec 4 2017

james.rufer created T256: Thunderbird/Enigmail freezes.
Dec 4 2017, 7:56 PM

Aug 2 2017

james.rufer created T156: purebrowser - default search engine tracks users.
Aug 2 2017, 5:59 PM · Restricted Project, Restricted Project

Jul 20 2017

james.rufer edited the description of T146: Installation failed - no kernel modules found.
Jul 20 2017, 12:58 PM

Jul 15 2017

james.rufer created T146: Installation failed - no kernel modules found.
Jul 15 2017, 6:06 PM

Jul 6 2017

james.rufer added a comment to T128: Non verified twitter @puri_sm account.

This is on the proverbial "to do" list in the coming months.

Jul 6 2017, 4:13 PM

Jun 16 2017

james.rufer edited the content of Default Apps.
Jun 16 2017, 3:52 PM
james.rufer edited the content of Default Apps.
Jun 16 2017, 3:48 PM
james.rufer edited the content of Default Apps.
Jun 16 2017, 3:46 PM