Jude DaShiell jdashiel at panix.com
Mon Jun 6 11:42:08 EDT 2016

archlinux for command line wifi configuration uses a package called 
netctl one of its dependencies is dialog and there are other 
dependencies too but I suspect netctl with all dependencies installed 
will be a good deal smaller than any of the other network managers you 
have researched to date.  For the record, the wifi adapter I have is a 
ralink which on debian requires fnon-free firmware but installs without 
that on talkingarchlinux just needing netctl package and dialog.  If you 
try netctl, the wifimenu command will be installed and that's what you 
use to start things off.  wifimenu -o if netctl finds a wifi adapter it 
can use will get you a list of available networks from which to select 
and then it's a matter of netctl list to show availablenetworks 
andnetctl start first network string in list from netctl list then 
netctl enable networkstrring to make that network come up automatically 
on boot.

On Sun, 5 Jun 2016, KatolaZ wrote:

> Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 16:08:25
> From: KatolaZ <katolaz at freaknet.org>
> Reply-To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux.
>     <speakup at linux-speakup.org>
> To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux. <speakup at linux-speakup.org>
> Subject: Re: Hello
> On Sun, Jun 05, 2016 at 08:45:32AM -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> Hi Jude,
> answers are inline below.
>> Is some form of wifi support planned for devuan?  I was able to run it
>> locally and will try it with an ethernet connection to see if it gets out
>> onto the internet when I do that.
> In the last images there is a minimal wpa_supplicant.conf, which
> should be sufficient to configure wifi using wpa_cli. I am aware that
> this is not ideal, but I couldn't find a proper network manager to
> include in the minimal live (almost all of them are bloated, and
> require a massive amount of dependencies). I know that the Devuan
> developers are working at a minimal console-based connection manager,
> but that is not yet there.
> In the meanwhile, I am also trying to include the accessible boot
> option in the standard live (which will have higher requirements in
> terms of both RAM and disk footprint), and this is a very good
> suggestion. 
>> If emacs is already on devuan it would be possible with edits of probably
>> three files to install emacspeak-git and get it working pretty quickly.
>> export DTK_PROGRAM=speakup_soft in each .profile file and a line in each
>> user's .emacs file given on the emacspeak-git distro's info page should get
>> that done.
> Emacs is on Devuan, but not in these minimal live images, where only
> zile (a tiny emacs clone) is available. So at the moment there is no
> support for emacspeak either :( Sorry for that. I am working to keep
> these images really "minimal", in terms of disk and memory
> requirements.
> Nevertheless, I am planning to include the possibility of installing
> "on-the-fly" specific sets of packages, e.g. emacspeak, by choosing
> them from a simple menu, but this is something that might require a
> bit of work to become useful.
> Thanks again for your feedback :)
> KatolaZ
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