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But I couldn't link the video for you:

Pink Floyd - One Of These Days

Pink Floyd got me through college.

^ That is some serious voodoo the developer of VSIDO must be using.... who needs firmware anyway?  ;D

No doubt a benefit of listening to Pink Floyd while rolling your own distro.

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: May 2013 Screenshots
« on: May 21, 2013, 05:28:27 PM »
@lwfitz - thanks; and nice shot.

Fluxbox theming almost as addictive as conky tweaking.:

WM Designs and Discussions / Re: Fluxbox Styles
« on: May 20, 2013, 03:54:59 PM »
Needed a new light colored theme.

As written needs the agave font (monospaced programers font):; as usual no pixmaps.


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! Agave light colored theme by PackRat
! 05-22-2013
! This work is licensed under the Creative Commons
! Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

*.font: agave-10

toolbar:                            flat gradient vertical
toolbar.height:       18
toolbar.borderWidth: 1
toolbar.borderColor: #444444
toolbar.color:                      #DDDDDD
toolbar.colorTo:                    #CCCCCC
toolbar.bevelWidth: 2

toolbar.button:                      parentrelative
toolbar.button.picColor:             #888888
toolbar.button.pressed:              sunken gradient vertical
toolbar.button.pressed.color:        #CCCCCC
toolbar.button.pressed.colorTo:      #DDDDDD

toolbar.clock:                      flat gradient vertical
toolbar.clock.Color: #DDDDDD
toolbar.clock.colorTo: #CCCCCC
toolbar.clock.textColor:             #060606
toolbar.clock.borderWidth: 0
toolbar.clock.borderColor: #444444

toolbar.workspace: flat gradient vertical
toolbar.workspace.Color: #DDDDDD
toolbar.workspace.colorTo: #CCCCCC
toolbar.workspace.textColor: #060606
toolbar.workspace.borderWidth: 0
toolbar.workspace.borderColor: rgb:44/44/44

toolbar.justify:                     Center

toolbar.iconbar.empty: flat gradient vertical
toolbar.iconbar.empty.color: #DDDDDD
toolbar.iconbar.empty.colorTo: #CCCCCC
toolbar.iconbar.borderWidth: 1
toolbar.iconbar.focused.borderWidth: 1
toolbar.iconbar.focused.borderColor: #444444
toolbar.iconbar.focused: sunken gradient rectangle
toolbar.iconbar.focused.color: #E1D7C3
toolbar.iconbar.focused.colorTo: #C2B8A2
toolbar.iconbar.focused.textColor: #0F0F0F
toolbar.iconbar.focused.justify: center
toolbar.iconbar.unfocused.borderWidth: 1
toolbar.iconbar.unfocused.borderColor: #444444
toolbar.iconbar.unfocused: flat gradient vertical
toolbar.iconbar.unfocused.color: #DDDDDD
toolbar.iconbar.unfocused.colorTo: #CCCCCC
toolbar.iconbar.unfocused.textColor: #060606
toolbar.iconbar.unfocused.justify: center

menu.borderWidth:                   1
menu.borderColor: #444444
menu.itemHeight:                16
menu.bevelWidth: 3

menu.title:                          flat gradient rectangle
menu.title.color:                    #C2B8A2
menu.title.colorTo:                  #E1D7C3
menu.title.textColor:                #060606
menu.title.justify:                  center

menu.frame:                          flat
menu.frame.color:                    #EEEEEE
menu.frame.colorTo:                  #CCCCCC
menu.frame.textColor:                #060606
menu.frame.disableColor:        #444444
menu.frame.justify:                  left

menu.hilite:                         flat gradient rectangle
menu.hilite.textColor:               #0f0f0f
menu.hilite.color:                  #C2B8A2
menu.hilite.colorTo: #E1D7C3

menu.bullet:                         triangle
menu.bullet.position:                right

window.title.height:                 18
window.justify:                      center
window.borderColor:                  #444444
window.borderWidth:                  1
window.bevelWidth: 1

window.title.focus:                  raised gradient vertical
window.title.focus.color:            #333333
window.title.focus.colorTo:          #222222
window.title.unfocus:                raised gradient vertical
window.title.unfocus.color:          #333333
window.title.unfocus.colorTo:        #222222

window.label.focus:                 sunken gradient rectangle
window.label.focus.color: #E1D7C3
window.label.focus.colorTo: #C2B8A2
window.label.focus.textColor:       #0f0f0f
window.label.unfocus:               flat gradient vertical
window.label.unfocus.color: #333333
window.label.unfocus.colorTo: #222222
window.label.unfocus.textColor:     #606060

window.button.focus:                 raised gradient vertical
window.button.focus.color: #333333
window.button.focus.colorTo: #222222
window.button.focus.picColor:        #aaaaaa
window.button.unfocus:               raised gradient vertical
window.button.unfocus.color: #333333
window.button.unfocus.colorTo: #222222
window.button.unfocus.picColor:      #454545

window.button.pressed:               sunken gradient vertical
window.button.pressed.color:         #E1D7C3
window.button.pressed.colorTo:       #C2B8A2
window.button.pressed.picColor: #060606

window.handle.focus:                 raised gradient vertical
window.handle.focus.color:           #333333
window.handle.focus.colorTo:         #222222
window.handle.unfocus:               raised gradient vertical
window.handle.unfocus.color:         #333333
window.handle.unfocus.colorTo:       #222222
handleWidth:                         3

window.grip.focus:                   raised gradient vertical
window.grip.focus.color:             #E1D7C3
window.grip.focus.colorTo:           #C2B8A2
window.grip.unfocus:                 raised gradient vertical
window.grip.unfocus.color:           #DDDDDD
window.grip.unfocus.colorTo:         #CCCCCC

slit: flat
slit.bevelWidth: 0
slit.borderColor: #000000
slit.borderWidth: 1
slit.color: #000000
slit.colorTo: #111111

#background:                          mod
#background.modX:                     4
#background.modY:                     4
#background.color:                    #706a5f
#background.colorTo:                  #555147

Edit - 22 May; fixed some typos in theme.cfg

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: May 2013 Screenshots
« on: May 20, 2013, 11:38:18 AM »

landscape puzzle at

I'll trade you; I'd like to try something with those glassy backgrounds you're using with conky. You have one with a 16:9 aspect ratio?

@jedi -
theme in the fluxbox section of wm layouts.

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: May 2013 Screenshots
« on: May 20, 2013, 03:39:20 AM »
Working on new fluxbox style:

Feedback & Suggestions / Re: A little feedback
« on: May 19, 2013, 03:31:27 PM »
A quick question about forum behavior - not the people, the actual forum.

When I post, the forum kicks me out to the main page that lists all the threads, not back to thread I was posting in. Is this normal behavior, or are my settings a bit whacked?

I didn't see any forum settings options - but it was a quick look.

I've Got a Life / Re: Did I tell you I like to Golf and Fish?
« on: May 19, 2013, 03:27:34 PM »
Those are nice. Is that course actually open to the public for fishing?

I haven't gone in a while, but my oldest is starting to bring it up.

I've Got a Life / Re: Used to cycle
« on: May 19, 2013, 03:25:58 PM »
Good to see another cyclist around here.

I've gotten away from it in the last few years, but now that I have gotten my oldest off training wheels I have started to get some semi-regular riding in. Knees complain about it a lot more than I remember. Probably the result of moving to a more humid climate.

Hey guys, probably should post this somewhere else, but here goes.  Get this error on every boot.

Any ideas?  It stays there for 10 or 15 seconds, then boots fine...

Did some searching for this; apparently a bug that affects atheros wireless cards on laptops - unfortunately, most of the forum traffic on this is in some unfamiliar foreign languages (Polish might be one of them). Found this for Ubuntu:

I went into synaptic and found that atheros firmware wasn't installed (yet my wireless card is working). Installed the atheros firmware and that error message is gone.

I've Got a Life / Re: Did I tell you I like to Golf and Fish?
« on: May 18, 2013, 06:24:16 PM »
NIce catch -

For that hole you need to find a way to turn some of your golf balls into lures and attach line to them - hook/slice one into the lake and you can quickly change hobbies.

Conky / Re: Conky Tips and Tricks
« on: May 18, 2013, 04:46:13 PM »
Using the most recent VSIDO build and have discovered that, with Sid, update-notifier has a whole bunch of gnome dependencies now - like pulseaudio - that weren't included before (not that I recall anyway). So to check for updates, I am using the:

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aptitude search "~U" | wc -l
method in conky that many are familiar with. Found a variation a while back that I like though - these are not my scripts:

This script checks for updates:

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sudo apt-get -qy update > /dev/null
NUMOFUPDATES=$(aptitude search "~U" | wc -l)
echo $NUMOFUPDATES System Updates Available
if [ "$NUMOFUPDATES" -ge "1" ]
then uxterm -e ~/bin/

and for the purpose of this example, will launch uxterm if there is more than 1 update available - change the "1" to "20" for 20 updates and so on ...

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echo "Aptitude Update System? y or n"
read -t 12 userconfirm
if [ "$userconfirm" != "y" ]; then
echo "Aptitude Update Cancelled"
exit 1
echo "aptitude updating system..."
sudo aptitude update
# sudo aptitude -y safe-upgrade
sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
echo ""
killall -SIGUSR1 conky
echo "aptitude update complete. Will now exit..."
sleep 3s

will launch uxterm (any terminal will work) and has a 12 second usercomfirm to update the system or it terminates. So the whole process is interactive and will not update your system unless prompted to do so.

If you just want to check for updates:
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sudo apt-get -qy update > /dev/null
NUMOFUPDATES=$(aptitude search "~U" | wc -l)


Since the output is an integer only, it can be used with if_match, else, endif to give it some colour.

The result:

I suspect an interactive conky could be made out of these so that clicking on the updates would launch the update terminal.

Edit - changed " sudo aptitude -y safe-upgrade" to "sudo aptitude safe-upgrade"
Normally use this script with stable/testing; the -y flag probably not wise with sid.

WM Designs and Discussions / Re: Fluxbox Styles
« on: May 16, 2013, 04:32:52 PM »
Found another interesting tidbit in the fluxbox wiki -

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[wallpapers] (directory) {command}
   This allows you to list your backgrounds. This tag is built in to use
   fbsetbg(1) and allows you to simply click on an image to set your
   wallpaper. See? Fluxbox makes it easy‚Ķ This item can also be hacked to
   perform a command over directory content (it doesn't dive in subdirs,
   it's a hack). For instance, to choose between playlists
   [wallpapers] (~/Music/Playlists) {xmms} will perfectly work.

In my menu:

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[submenu] (Wallpaper)
      [wallpapers] (~/wallpaper) {fbsetbg}

The menu setting is similar to a script I use to use a couple years back; looks to have been incorporated into fluxbox.

The screen -

I get that Bluetooth error too; I thought I shut down the bluetooth service, but apparently not. haven't revisited it yet.

10 gold bullions to whomever solves the SpaceFM / SMF / Samba setup

Have you tried some of the plugins -

or maybe a user has the skills to write one.

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: May 2013 Screenshots
« on: May 15, 2013, 09:18:16 PM »
@jedi - thanks

@vastone - Odd, usually if you get that far it works. I have had the compile fail, and kernel panics afterwards, but the debs have always installed.

back on topic - mirage is a keeper app:

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