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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: May 2018 Screenshot Thread
« on: May 19, 2018, 06:40:01 PM »
VSIDO with lvm -

General Support / Re: n00b Question
« on: May 18, 2018, 10:48:08 PM »
Both - good guess.

Void Linux is my daily driver.
I've been helping out with the testing of ArchLabs.

I was using VSIDO as an nfs file server and one of the locations for backing up data - default install that was running just fine. Took a harddrive failure to take it down. 

General Support / Re: n00b Question
« on: May 17, 2018, 11:34:05 PM »
I've used it extensively in the past, but my VSIDO drive bought the farm about 6 weeks ago. The disto itself never failed on me (although operator error has resulted in borking it once or twice).

I keep a usb with the current VSIDO as a rescue/travel distro.

General Support / Re: n00b Question
« on: May 17, 2018, 07:27:42 PM »
VSIDO is really stable.

The main - as in recurring - issues occur when perl, python, and xorg get upgraded. They're big packages so some dependacies may lag a bit; Vastone (the developer) usually spots those upgrades early and give the forum a heads up. VSIDO has all the apt safeguards enabled, so as long as you adhere to best practices and pay attention when you upgrade it should be smooth sailing.

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: May 2018 Screenshot Thread
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:55:50 PM »

Found out that mc file manager does ftp transfers so had to give it a go:

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: May 2018 Screenshot Thread
« on: May 06, 2018, 09:18:56 PM »
OS upgrades came through where the wife works; QA/QC requirements forced my hand on the home computers:

fairly painless so far - once the upgrade bs stops, I'll set up the dual boot.

WM Designs and Discussions / Re: Fluxbox Styles
« on: May 03, 2018, 12:05:52 PM »
Port of the City Lights openbox theme to fluxbox. Follow the link on dobbie's first post to get the matching GTK 2/3, xfwm, openbox themes -

fluxbox with City Lights Flat GTK3 -

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! fluxbox style - city lights
! created by PackRat
! fluxbox port of City Lights GTK/Openbox theme by Matt Dobson:
! creation date - 05-01-2018
! This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
! it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
! the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
! (at your option) any later version.

! This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
! but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
! GNU General Public License for more details see <>.

*.font:   Fira Sans-11:Light
;toolbar.workspace.font:          Source Code Pro-11:regular
;toolbar.clock.font:              Source Code Pro-11:regular
!toolbar.iconbar.focused.font:    Source Serif Pro-11:semibold
!toolbar.iconbar.unfocused.font:  Source Serif Pro-11:regular
!window.font:                    <font>
!window.label.focus.font:         Source Serif Pro-11:regular
!window.label.unfocus.font:       Source Serif Pro-11:regular
!menu.frame.font:                <font>
!menu.hilite.font:               Source Serif Pro-11:regular
!menu.title.font:                <font>

toolbar: flat gradient vertical
toolbar.height:                 24
toolbar.bevelWidth:             1
toolbar.color:                  #131920
toolbar.colorTo:                #131920
toolbar.borderColor:            #131920
toolbar.borderWidth:            1
toolbar.shaped:                 false

toolbar.clock:                  flat gradient vertical
toolbar.clock.borderColor:      #131920
toolbar.clock.borderWidth:      0
toolbar.clock.justify:          Center
toolbar.clock.color:            #131920
toolbar.clock.colorTo:          #131920
toolbar.clock.textColor:        #B5B9BF

toolbar.systray: parentrelative
!toolbar.systray.color: #0D1114
!toolbar.systray.colorTo: #0D1114

toolbar.workspace:              flat gradient vertical
toolbar.workspace.color:        #131920
toolbar.workspace.colorTo:      #131920
toolbar.workspace.justify:      Center
toolbar.workspace.textColor:    #B5B9BF
toolbar.workspace.borderColor:  #131920
toolbar.workspace.borderWidth:  0

toolbar.button: parentrelative
toolbar.button.PicColor: #B5B9BF
toolbar.button.scale: 0.5

toolbar.iconbar.empty:          flat gradient vertical
toolbar.iconbar.empty.color:    #131920
toolbar.iconbar.empty.colorTo:  #131920
toolbar.iconbar.borderColor:    #1D252C
toolbar.iconbar.borderWidth:    1

toolbar.iconbar.focused:        flat gradient vertical
toolbar.iconbar.focused.color: #1D252C
toolbar.iconbar.focused.colorTo: #1D252C
toolbar.iconbar.focused.borderColor: #1D252C
toolbar.iconbar.focused.borderWidth:    1
toolbar.iconbar.focused.justify:        Center
toolbar.iconbar.focused.textColor: #ECEFF4

toolbar.iconbar.unfocused:        flat gradient vertical
toolbar.iconbar.unfocused.color:       #131920
toolbar.iconbar.unfocused.colorTo:     #131920
toolbar.iconbar.unfocused.borderColor: #1D252C
toolbar.iconbar.unfocused.borderWidth:  1
toolbar.iconbar.unfocused.justify:      Center
toolbar.iconbar.unfocused.textColor:  #B5B9BF

window.title.height:            20
window.justify:                 Center
window.bevelWidth:              0
window.borderColor:             #131920
window.borderWidth:             3
!window.roundCorners:            <{Top|Bottom}{Left|Right}>
!window.frame.focusColor:        <color>
!window.frame.unfocusColor:      <color>

window.title.focus:             flat gradient vertical
window.title.focus.color:       #131920
window.title.focus.colorTo:     #131920

window.title.unfocus:           flat gradient vertical
window.title.unfocus.color:     #131920
window.title.unfocus.colorTo:   #131920

!            flat gradient vertical gradient horizontal
!  #E5E5E5

window.label.focus:             flat gradient vertical
window.label.focus.color:       #131920
window.label.focus.colorTo:     #131920
window.label.focus.textColor:   #ECEFF4

window.label.unfocus:           flat gradient vertical
window.label.unfocus.color:     #131920
window.label.unfocus.colorTo:   #131920
window.label.unfocus.textColor: #B5B9BF

window.button.focus:            flat gradient vertical
window.button.focus.color:      #131920
window.button.focus.colorTo:    #131920
window.button.focus.picColor:   #B5B9BF
window.button.pressed: sunken bevel2
window.button.pressed.color:    #1D252C
window.button.pressed.colorTo:  #1D252C
window.button.unfocus:          flat gradient vertical
window.button.unfocus.color:    #131920
window.button.unfocus.colorTo:  #131920
window.button.unfocus.picColor: #131920

window.grip.focus:              flat
window.grip.focus.color:        #131920
window.grip.focus.colorTo:      #131920
window.grip.unfocus:            flat
window.grip.unfocus.color:      #131920
window.grip.unfocus.colorTo:    #131920

window.handle.focus:            flat gradient vertical
window.handle.focus.color:      #131920
window.handle.focus.colorTo:    #131920
window.handle.unfocus:          flat gradient vertical
window.handle.unfocus.color:    #131920
window.handle.unfocus.colorTo:  #131920
window.handleWidth:             0

!menu.roundCorners:              <{Top|Bottom}{Left|Right}>
menu.itemHeight:                20
menu.bevelWidth:                1
menu.borderColor:               #131920
menu.borderWidth:               10
!menu.bullet:                    <{empty|square|triangle|diamond}>
menu.bullet: triangle
menu.bullet.position:           right
menu.frame:                     flat
menu.frame.color:               #131920
menu.frame.colorTo:             #131920
menu.frame.disableColor:        #B5B9BF
menu.frame.justify:             Left
menu.frame.textColor:           #B5B9BF
menu.hilite:                    flat gradient vertical
menu.hilite.color:              #1D252C
menu.hilite.colorTo:            #1D252C
menu.hilite.justify:            Left
menu.hilite.textColor:          #ECEFF4

menu.title:                     flat gradient vertical
menu.title.color:               #131920
menu.title.colorTo:             #131920
menu.title.textColor:           #ECEFF4
menu.title.justify:             Center
menu.titleHeight:               20


!toolbar.pixmap:                 <filename>
!toolbar.clock.pixmap:           <filename>
!toolbar.workspace.pixmap:       <filename>
!toolbar.iconbar.empty.pixmap:   <filename>
!toolbar.iconbar.focused.pixmap: yellow-black.png
!toolbar.iconbar.unfocused.pixmap: <filename>

!window.title.focus.pixmap:      <filename>
!window.title.unfocus.pixmap:    <filename>
!window.label.focus.pixmap:      title.png
!window.label.unfocus.pixmap:    title.png

!window.grip.focus.pixmap:       <filename>
!window.grip.unfocus.pixmap:     <filename>
!window.handle.focus.pixmap:     <filename>
!window.handle.unfocus.pixmap:   <filename>

!window.button.focus.pixmap:     <filename>
!window.button.unfocus.pixmap:   titlebar.png
!window.button.pressed.pixmap:   <filename>

!window.close.pixmap:            closefcs.png
!window.close.pressed.pixmap:    closeprs.png
!window.close.unfocus.pixmap:    <filename>

!window.maximize.pixmap:         maxfcs.png
!window.maximize.pressed.pixmap: <filename>
!window.maximize.unfocus.pixmap: <filename>

!window.iconify.pixmap:          minfcs.png
!window.iconify.pressed.pixmap: maximize-pressed.xpm
!window.iconify.unfocus.pixmap: <filename>

!window.shade.pixmap:            maximize-prelight.xpm
!window.shade.pressed.pixmap:    <filename>
!window.shade.unfocus.pixmap:    <filename>

!window.stick.pixmap:            maximize-prelight.xpm
!window.stick.pressed.pixmap:    <filename>
!window.stick.unfocus.pixmap:    <filename>

!window.stuck.pixmap:            <filename>
!window.stuck.unfocus.pixmap:    <filename>

!window.lhalf.pixmap:            <filename>
!window.lhalf.unfocus.pixmap:    <filename>
!window.rhalf.pixmap:            <filename>
!window.rhalf.unfocus.pixmap:    <filename>

!menu.frame.pixmap:              <filename>
!menu.hilight.pixmap             <filename>
!menu.title.pixmap:              <filename>

! pixmaps for menu bullets
!menu.selected.pixmap:           redtest.png
!menu.submenu.pixmap:            redtest.png
!menu.unselected.pixmap:         <filename>

! usually do not change background and slit

! Every style must specify the background option. If you don’t want your
! style to change the user’s background, then use ‘background: none’.
! background: centered|aspect|tiled|fullscreen|random|solid|gradient <texture>|mod|none|unset
! background.pixmap: <file or directory>
! background.color: <color>
! background.colorTo: <color>
! background.modX: <integer>
! background.modY: <integer>
! background: none

slit: flat
slit.bevelWidth: 0
slit.borderColor: #101010
slit.borderWidth: 0
slit.color:         #101010
slit.colorTo:       #101010
!slit.pixmap: <filename>

General Support / Re: SpaceFM not fully abandoned... it seems!
« on: May 03, 2018, 12:00:56 PM »
I noticed that the other day, too.

I didn't check to see if it was the same development team.

Artwork & Screenshots / May 2018 Screenshot Thread
« on: May 01, 2018, 01:04:15 PM »
Please remember to use thumbnails.

fluxbox and fvwm, both using jgmenu -


Artwork & Screenshots / Re: April 2018 screenshot thread
« on: April 24, 2018, 10:39:53 PM »
Yes, that is one of mine. We were saltwater fishing down by Beaufort over Spring Break. I'm pretty sure that sandbar connects to shore. Be nice to get out there and fish the shoreline. Have to dodge some gators to get out there though - like this one that was right below me when I took the picture:

The area is where the river empties into the estuary.

fluxbox with xfdesktop and blinged out:

saves some memory over using fluxbox as the window manager in xfce; get the icons on the desktop, but no session management. Worst of all lose the fluxbox menu.

I know the xfdesktop menu can be changed, but don't remember how. One thing I don't like about Xfce - don't have the fine-grained control you get with fluxbox/openbox/fvwm. Otherwise it's solid.

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: April 2018 screenshot thread
« on: April 24, 2018, 10:25:58 PM »
^ Pretty good release - everything working out of the box:

General Support / Re: 10 gig log files
« on: April 19, 2018, 02:21:49 AM »
Aren't there some posts on this forum about a similar issue with the .xsession-errors file growing so large it uses all the disk space and a user can't log in.

I think the solution to that was a simple script to limit it's size. Maybe adapt that and keep those files from getting too large.

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: April 2018 screenshot thread
« on: April 16, 2018, 05:50:51 PM »
@vastone - what club do you recommend for this?

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: April 2018 screenshot thread
« on: April 14, 2018, 03:56:29 PM »
Being checking out different shells lately - zsh and mksh are both pretty good (but I don't do anywhere near enough scripting etc ... to say any one shell is better than the other):

Scripts / Re: vsido-exit (systemd based logout script for VSIDO)
« on: April 11, 2018, 12:19:19 AM »
Was bored, reworked the session exit script to vertical:

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yad --form --class=VsidoExit --width=165 --borders=5 --height=320 --undecorated --skip-taskbar --image=/home/doug/temp/vsido.png --image-on-top --center \
--field="  Log Out!gnome-logout!Log Out":fbtn "pkill `wmctrl -m | awk '/Name/ {print tolower($2)}'`" \
--field="  Hibernate!gnome-session-hibernate!Hibernate":fbtn "systemctl hybernate" \
--field="  Suspend!gnome-session-suspend!Suspend":fbtn "systemctl suspend" \
--field="  Restart!system-reboot!Restart":fbtn "systemctl reboot" \
--field="  Shut Down!gnome-shutdown!Shut Down":fbtn "systemctl poweroff" \
--button=gtk-cancel \

Cropped logo -

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