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Media Room / Re: Just listened to
« on: April 23, 2017, 11:56:33 AM »
And the Spencer Davis Group -

Media Room / Re: Just listened to
« on: April 23, 2017, 11:54:54 AM »
My oldest has been binging on the soundtrack to the animated movie Sing - so I got to enlighten her on who Stevie Wonder is:

so nice that she is graduating from Disney Kid pop music.

I seldom use the webcam on my laptop. Privacy issues aside, it would be nice to have a properly formatted bash script that will tooggle the integrated webcam off/on and save myself some memory and power use.

This method works just fine so it's easy to blacklist the module at boot and then use the command:

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sudo modprobe uvcvideo
to load the module if I want to use the webcam.

But my inner script-kiddee says there has to be an elegant way to do this (surprisingly, I didn't find one online - but I didn't specifically check the Arch Forum either).

I could probably hack something together but that would fail the elegant test.

So a script that checks and then  loads/unloads the uvcvideo module would be a handy item.

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: April 2017 Screenshot Thread
« on: April 20, 2017, 02:02:12 AM »

Checking out a new statusbar - polybar status bar. Kind of like xmobar with built in modules, including a system tray. No more of a memory footprint than conky or tint2 so that's good, but had to install a lot of dependencies and devel files so I could compile from source. Designed for tiling wm's like bspwm:

Feedback & Suggestions / Re: Connman network manager GTK frontend
« on: April 19, 2017, 06:37:49 PM »
Well, it should be, though it implies itself since it's a front-end for it ( not a stand alone )...

That's true. I've spent too many years proof reading technical and leagal documents.

Feedback & Suggestions / Re: Connman network manager GTK frontend
« on: April 19, 2017, 04:00:06 PM »
Thanks for that Void forum link; that fix works.

Feedback & Suggestions / Re: Connman network manager GTK frontend
« on: April 19, 2017, 12:59:16 PM »
Successfully compiled it on Void Linux.

Nice work.

I'll have to run connman for a while; much smaller memory footprint than NetworkManager or wicd.

Also seems to require root privleges to connect/roam with wireless. Will that be the case on Debian as well?

Feedback & Suggestions / Re: Connman network manager GTK frontend
« on: April 19, 2017, 12:19:47 PM »
Looks good.

One item though, don't mean to nit-pick but on your git page you have:


 GTK >= 3.10

Shouldn't connman be on the list, this isn't a stand alone application is it?

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: April 2017 Screenshot Thread
« on: April 18, 2017, 03:11:18 PM »

Right now I'm running Fluxbox 1.3.7 on Void linux - they build from git so it should be current.

I use to custom build Fluxbox on Debian because their package is 1.3.5-2+b2. Fluxbox 1.3.7 is in experimental. I don't know what the "-2+b2" means, maybe the Debian maintainers are including the bug fixes from 1.3.7 but nothing else so they don't change the version number.

If you want to post your customized source and HowTo on git, I'll try and compile and test it on Void. I think I already have the dependencies installed.

Unfortunately, I don't have a Debian system installed at the moment, but that's an easy fix.

I'll post this here in case someone has a solution that will be useful to me others.

Tried to get the live session of the new uEFI capable iso ( 9 April 2017 build ).

Always got to the grub menu, but the first couple efforts hanged - I let it sit for a minute or so  just to see if it was slow, but no joy.

Finally went to completion, and auto logged into a live session, but the keyboard was dead (mouse worked) so I couldn't do anything.

This laptop - Toshiba 875D - isn't particularly user friendly when it comes to Linux uEFI - had some issues with Fedora and Ubuntu boot/live sessions as well so if you're shopping around might not be the one to get.

If someone knows a trick to get the keyboard going, please share the information in case someone else has the same issue.

Otherwise an excellent effort by Team VSIDO - (live session was smooth as silk on my non-uEFI machines)

WM Designs and Discussions / Re: Fluxbox Styles
« on: April 10, 2017, 04:01:08 PM »
Two undocumented (meaning they are not in the fluxbox-style man page) are for setting the border color of focused and unfocused windows -

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window.focus.borderColor: red
window.unfocus.borderColor: #000000

Unfortunately, the window boreder in fluxbox is not limited to the outside edges of the window; the border is also internal to the titlebar, tab, grip, and handle. So adding color to the focused window can get kind of ugly:

of course, a user can blend that into the rest of the fluxbox style so that the focused window would be - in this example - a matching gray palette while the unfocused window would be black.

A bit more interesting is going with BORDER as the default decor. In the ~/.fluxbox/init file go with:

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session.screen0.defaultDeco: BORDER    # note that settings in the ~/.fluxbox/apps file override this

to provide more of a tiling aethetic -


Something to tinker with.

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: April 2017 Screenshot Thread
« on: April 09, 2017, 10:47:49 PM »
New ISO's including the introduction of uEFI ISO

nice work on the uefi.

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: April 2017 Screenshot Thread
« on: April 09, 2017, 10:44:03 PM »

Doing some openbox theming for something different. Pinecone wallpaper is a photo my youngest took - she's loving photography so far.

The file names don't match up.

Does the VSIDO_x64_08Apr2017.iso have the uEFI support and can be checked with the VSIDO_x64_uEFI_09Apr2017.iso.sha256?

Is the other checksum file for the 32-bit iso even though it's named x64?

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