<efraim>I was having a hard time making a GuixSD image for my pine64 board so I figured if I could spin up a GuixSD VM then I'd know my kernel is good and I have to work on the implementation bits for the pine64 specifically
<mb[m]1>I wonder if we should do a "staging" round while waiting for a Hydra kernel upgrade. That means picking out the python-updates branch, as well as glib, dbus and "higher" in the dependency graph.
<mb[m]1>Alternatively just revert the glibc update.
<efraim>the only thing I've found broken so far is gtk+@2
<efraim>thats what I was trying to hack on with my grub hacking, leaving grub->grub-pc for intel and making grub->grub-efi for armhf and aarch64
<efraim>maybe a better test would be to build an installer image and try to launch it with qemu-system-aarch64 from x86_64
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<thomassgn>anyone on guixsd running ardour? I get a pixbuf error about unrecognized fileformat for a png icon in the store path of ardour. 'file' and 'feh' confirms the file exists and is a png and shows an ardour logo/icon.
<thomassgn>tried ardour with --no-splash and --disable plugins, but get the same error.
<rekado>thomassgn: I’m using an older version of ardour on GuixSD. The latest version crashed a little too often.
<thomassgn>right. Thanks, will try an older version then. :)
<iyzsong>gdk-pixbuf needs shared-mime-info to recognize file types, run it directly from store won't works unless you have shared-mime-info in your profile and XDG_DATA_DIRS contains it.
<iyzsong>thomassgn: do you have ~/.guix-profile/share/mime/image/png.xml?
<jonsger>yeah guix and fish is sometime not that much fun. I then open bash :)
<thomassgn>I really look forward to getting my system reinstalled :P I have some problem in my store that I can't figure out. the symptoms of the store is similar to a disk starting to fail, but I see it nowhere else than in some parts of the store.
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<mistnim_>hi, I would like to make my bachelor theses on something guix related. Is there something that needs to be done? Any suggestion? (I'm not very experienced, I'm learning scheme right now)
<b0f0>Hi, I have nvidia 1080 Ti ... the opensource driver is not as good as the closed source nvidia driver, that what people say everywhere... BUT i read somewhere that I can use Nix derivations/packages from NixOS using guix package manager. How much effort would I have to put in if I want a closed source driver on guixsd for my nvidia card ?
<brendyn>Oh, I thought it just had recommendations for nonfree stuff via the addons page etc
<davexunit>I think it may have blobs pertaining to EME or MP4
<davexunit>the latest firefox is unfortunately very difficult to build
<brendyn>I wonder if a more minimal Firefox could be created, that just changes enough to make it free, but is not such a big project that it can follow firefox releases. Perhap's it's still too much work even with that
<davexunit>I was excited to try firefox 57 but it's just too hard for one dev to build
<cehteh>note: i really hate this rebranding crap, but if one manage to fork off a firefox with all the crapware (DRM, Pocket, mozilla cloud, ads, cisco coded) removed AND maintains it so that it stays buildable and closely related to upstream, that would be a great idea
<cehteh>and while at it, keep gui defaults a little more conservative, with menu and useable scrollbars
<efraim>brendyn: how much space do you have in /tmp?
<catonano>brendyn: as far as I understand (not that far admittedly) that's what the IceCat proect is: keep a crap free version of Firefox. They have a complicated bash scipt that downloads the sources and does the patching. They are at version 52.x thhough. They could use some help
<brendyn>It's nice to have a name where you can still launch it by typing firefox
<davexunit>because arch has no policy against proprietary software
<vagrantc>ACTION suspects mozilla had a change of attitude in debian when they realized they'd been paying someone to rebrand firefox to iceweasel in debian for several years as the maintainer of both was the same
<vagrantc>the folks in #grub who helped me troubleshoot the issue suggested that guixsd shouldn't configure grub with: search --file --set /gnu/store/q9q8y9rh3jw1qcx6bic1v18qag80z74a-linux-libre-4.13.12/bzImage