donguitar at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 17:34:26 PDT 2021
One again I won't make the meeting but it's because I have my first ever
gig in Albuquerque, as the bass player in a (CW) band called Outlaws and
Sinners. We're playing the Lazy Lizard Grill. :)
Wish me luck :)
On Wed, Aug 18, 2021 at 2:45 PM Ted Pomeroy <ted.pome at gmail.com> wrote:
> NMGLUGers, I just added a post to our "Latest" blog, giving a few more
> details about Debian11/Bullseye. I am very happy with the upgrade. I plan
> to be at our virtual meeting on Thursday. I hope all are well and keeping
> busy. Thank you, Ted P
> On Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 3:47 PM Ted Pomeroy <ted.pome at gmail.com> wrote:
>> NMGLUGers and Leroy, Right. Printing. The release notes indicate progress
>> on printing without the need for proprietary firmware for particular
>> printers. I have long preferred HP printers as HP was much more forthcoming
>> with firmware. The section (for AMD64 architecture) on printing is Here.
>> The goal of driverless printing and better interoperability seems to have
>> been reached. This is covered in the "What's New" section and I believe is
>> similar across all architectures. I don't print too often and I do not have
>> any problematic printers or scanners, so I cannot give any firsthand report
>> on this. Still, the progress is good news and I hope somebody will be able
>> to give us a report sometime this year.
>> Anyway I remain very happy with the upgrade and first steps with Bullseye.
>> Thank you, Ted P
>> On Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 11:10 AM Ted Pomeroy <ted.pome at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> NMGLUGers, in answering Leroy:
>>> I am just now reading the release notes thoroughly. In the main my Xfce
>>> desktop is the same, with new artwork, an empty "Favorites" section of the
>>> app menu that I am adding to, and some settings set to the new defaults
>>> that I am re-tweaking. I have purged 'quodlibet' and 'exfalso' and
>>> installed 'audacious' and 'streamtuner2': this to get music streams from
>>> the Internet.
>>> Importantly there is a syntax change in the Debian security line in
>>> /etc/apt/sources.list. This is explained in the release notes on the Debian
>>> wiki website
>>> and is due to apt syntax symbols.
>>> As I have only had two days to explore and use the 32 bit laptop I
>>> cannot give a wider view just yet. I did find that there are some special
>>> versions of the installer and some unofficial versions include some
>>> firmware blobs for hardware not covered by free drivers. I had decided to
>>> give up on 32-bit computing, but as Debian supports it, I will do some more
>>> exploring on this. However, I have an even older laptop running Buster and
>>> since there is about a year of support I will let it be and discard it or
>>> pass it on at the end of a year if not sooner. The slowness of these
>>> machines and lack ability to play streaming video makes them subpar for
>>> even an average user.
>>> Still it is fun to explore and I am happy with the upgrade so far. Thank
>>> you, Ted P
>>> On Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 9:44 AM Leroy Lints <dr.leroybrown at gmail.com>
>>>> Hey Ted,
>>>> What are the changes to printing that you found? I am curious.
>>>> On Mon, 2021-08-16 at 10:53 -0600, Ted Pomeroy wrote:
>>>> > NMGLUGers, Bullseye is Debian 11. It was released last week and I
>>>> > have already had a chance to upgrade a 32 bit machine and it runs
>>>> > well. The laptop is circa 2010 with an Atom processor. Of course it
>>>> > is a bit slow, but that is not surprising. Kernel 5.10 is working
>>>> > well with this older laptop.
>>>> > I have begun to read the release notes and will study them some more.
>>>> > There are changes to printing which sound interesting, and some
>>>> > comments about the systemd logs and journals. I will have some more
>>>> > time before our virtual meeting this Thursday to test the new
>>>> > software and make some changes in my selection of applications for
>>>> > various tasks.
>>>> > Thank you, Ted P
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