I installed a new minimal debian buster (netinst) on one of the disks partitions (50gb) using a sudo user named lets say user1. I installed freedombox from the backports. Everything ok up to now, configured a new user (user2) from freedombox. Used the server a couple of days but the power management was not to my liking, too noisy. I was going to use the server very rare only thus I wanted to spin down the disks and the fan. I installed and configured via puTTY (as user2) lm-sensors, fancontrol, powertop etc and disabled the suspension of the system when closing the lid. I was satisfied with the results. So far so good. I did shutdown the server. Today I just wanted to uninstall fancontrol and try the laptop-mode tools (I think they automatically work better on my eeepc). Maybe irrelevant but I did also change the file permissions on a data partition, which I used in the freedombox share app, through another debian system on a different partition - I could not get access to all files from the the sharing app). I logged in as user2 directly from the eeepc only to find out that I could not perform any sudo operations! The user was not in the sudoers list (!). I logged in as user1 and install mc normally as sudo. I could no longer connect to the server. After two reboots, I achieved as user2 to install the laptop-mode-tools and disable the fancontrol service. However, I still cannot reach my server from my other laptop (The connection has timed out). It feels a bit like twilight zone :-), it was really disappointing after my initial enthusiasm about freedombox (I cannot find any other use for my old eeepc). Any help is welcomed. I have to say that this is the first time I setup any kind of server but I am not a linux newbie. Anyhow, I wish hereby to congratulate the developers on supporting the i386 architecture. Not many home server distros like yours still do… I only found yunohost but I didn’t want it since it wants to wipe the whole disk (despite the fact they have nextcloud) and it is still based on stretch.
Just the login from tty1
- FreedomBox version: 20.something, the one from buster backports
- Hardware: ASUS Eeepc 1000H (i386) upgraded to 2gb RAM and 500gb disk.
- How did you install FreedomBox?: apt install freedombox (from backports) on a newly installed debian buster