<AliceTheGorgon>So I finally got build offloading set up on my desktop since my laptop is pretty weak, and I was wondering if it's possible to have the offload server download the needed packages itself, instead of downloading them from my laptop and then sending them to my desktop at home to be built. My work has a funky firewall setup that causes problems for guix, but my home internet connection (which my desktop is on) works fine with guix.
<axd-v>Hello everyone. I'm on GSD and I'm trying to play around with pulseaudio due to a couple issues. 1. There is a constant, almost inaudible, static coming out of my laptop speakers at all times which goes away if I mute the audio sink. I believe there is supposed to be auto-mute functionality that comes on whenever there is no sound that is supposed to be playing. Has anyone encountered this and got this feature to work?
<axd-v>2. If I'm using voice calling, after maybe 10-15 minutes into a call, the quality degrades significantly, there is echo and I'm able to hear my voice after I say anything. Is this an echo problem? I found or the arch wiki that there's Pulseaudio Echo-Cancellation module that I can load that might help with this problem. However, in arch they always modify all configs by hand. How would I go about adding this module to pulseaudio on gsd?
<axd-v>Nobody has dealt with PulseAudio on GuixSD?
<buenouanq>in what way? I thought pulse was what we had by default...
<axd-v>buenouanq: were you able to see my two posts above the one you replied to?
<axd-v>I meant dealing with it beyond letting it just do its default thing.
<sneek>brendyn, rekado says: Guix is not “a little bit borked at the moment”.
<brendyn>rekado_: Does that mean Guix is doing fine, or Guix is more than a little borked ^_^?
<axd-v>well I don't know the correct etiquete on irc for these type of things. I posted two questions an hour ago, is it appropriate to repost them in lieue of replies?
<axd-v>brendyn: guix is doing perfectly honestly. What problems do you have?
<brendyn>I didn't update for a month, and then guix pull would fail with a different error almost every time, took many attemps to get it updated, on two computers. A person installing 0.14 and then updating will probably find themselves running into all sorts of issues
<axd-v>brendyn: I see. Well there was a fairly large update to Guix within the past week, it could be the cause. From what I heard there could be 0.15 released by the end of month or so.
<brendyn>Yep. I'm not criticising anyone, it's just the state of Guix at the moment until the next release puts it all in the past!
<vagrantc>axd-v: haven't used myself, but there's a guix-help mailing list; might be appropriate if irc doesn't get a response
<roptat>guix pull is per user, so if you run guix pull as a user, then reconfigure as root, it will not reconfigure with the new guix
<tune>I know it's my fault for not being clear but it feels like you're treating me as stupid
<tune>I do it all with sudo and all my packages are installed via config.scm
<tune>alias upgr='sudo guix pull && sudo guix system reconfigure /etc/config.scm'
<tune>the issue is that the mumble change that fixes this isn't being pushed to my machine for some reason
<tune>perhaps I am used to faster updates or something
<tune>another issue is that there are few users of guix and it seems I am often using programs that aren't that popular, so when I run into a build failure like this that sticks around for a week, I may be in the minority of users bothered by it
<tune>it seems fairly common to get at least one package that fails to build and interrupts a reconfigure like this, so I've been meaning to ask if there's a way to tell guix ti ignore updating one package so that the rest of my reconfigure can at least finish
<sneek>thorwil, rekado says: The error you get about lesspipe is because you’re in a pure environment, but your shell initialisation scripts refer to things like lesspipe that are not in the environment.
<vagrantc>i haven't yet been bold enough to publish my builds anywhere yet :)
<efraim>i used to publish aarch64 substitutes on mine but the external HDD i had has plenty of currupted sectors and I kept on killing SD cards
<axd-v>I have learned that KVM/QEMU/Virt-manager on guixSD cannot provide VMs with internet unless a *wired*, *ethernet* connection is used to create a bridge between the host and guest VMs. This is unacceptable for most use cases of running virtual machines on ones laptop being a student or other similar cases where an ethernet connection is unatteneable, hopefully obviously. I don't even care to use this particular stack, I just want a VM up
<axd-v>with an internet connection. VirtualBox has fit the bill every single time alas Oracle has some problem with the license so Guix says no to them. OK. But what am I to do? I have spent a couple hours messing with nmcli trying to get the wireless bridge set-up until I read that this is not technologically possible due to the wireless standards or something to that extent. So what am I left with now?
<axd-v>If anybody has gotten VirtualBox to work on guixSD as well, I would love to hear about it in private msgs if possible.