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VSIDO Installation Help / Re: Will not install latest ISO
« on: April 18, 2019, 10:01:28 AM »
The UEFI version just has the grub files to work with a UEFI system. You can use it to install to a legacy BIOS system.

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VSIDO Installation Help / Re: Will not install latest ISO
« on: April 17, 2019, 11:10:44 PM »
When did you download the iso?

The issue is being discussed / fixed. . The fix may have come through after you downloaded; you can try downloading again.

Which iso did you download; legacy or UEFI?

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Firefox getting too slow or bloaty for you?

I've been checking out the latest build of Vivaldi browser the last couple days. Nice and responsive; it works with Google extensions so you can get an adblocker or whatever from there. I only use ublock origin from there. It's not in the repositories (maybe experimental?) but Vivaldi provides a 32 and 64-bit deb package.. If you search for "vivaldi testing branch" you can find an installer script for non Debian/Redhat systems. They make it hard to find for some reason.

If some multimedia isn't working, launch Vivaldi from a terminal; it will display a curl command you can use to get a multimedia file from an Ubuntu repository.

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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: 2019 Screenshot Thread
« on: April 01, 2019, 12:51:07 PM »
some minor tweaks -


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By the way PackRat, beautiful scrot!  I'd love to have the pic of the wallpaper...   :-X

Meoto Iwa (married rock) Japan

I think I cropped one of those; Meoto Iwa if you want to search for more.

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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: 2019 Screenshot Thread
« on: March 29, 2019, 08:59:01 PM »
Installed linux-5.0 from experimental repo, nvidia drivers, tint2 panel, jgmenu built from source.:




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I had to blacklist nouveau right from grub

that's the step I forgot; blacklisting the nouveau-dkms; Step #7 in this nvidia How To.

Now have VSIDO all tidied up using nvidia-legacy driver.  ;D

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Conky / Simple conky clock and network interface
« on: March 29, 2019, 01:07:22 AM »
Simple conky to show time, date and which network interface has ip address:



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conky.config = {
--#############################################
-- Settings
--#############################################
background = true,
use_xft = true,
font = 'Ubuntu:regular:size=12',
xftalpha = 1.0,
update_interval = 1.0,
-- update_interval_on_battery = 30.0,
total_run_times = 0,

own_window = true,
own_window_colour = '#141414',
own_window_transparent = true,
-- own_window_type = 'dock',
own_window_type = 'desktop' ,
own_window_hints = 'undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager',
own_window_class = 'Conkytzdata',
own_window_title = 'Conkytzdata',
--#############################################
-- Compositing tips:
-- Conky can play strangely when used with
-- different compositors. I have found the
-- following to work well, but your mileage
-- may vary. Comment/uncomment to suit.
--#############################################
--#
-- own_window_argb_visual = true,
-- own_window_argb_value = 2,

--# xcompmgr
-- own_window_argb_visual yes
-- own_window_argb_value 120

--# cairo-compmgr
--own_window_type desktop
--own_window_argb_visual yes
--#############################################

no_buffers = true,
uppercase = false,
cpu_avg_samples = 2,
override_utf8_locale = true,
short_units = true,
imlib_cache_size = 0,
pad_percents = 1,
max_user_text = 3200,
text_buffer_size = 1024,
if_up_strictness = 'address',
-- if_up_strictness = 'up',
double_buffer = true,
draw_shades = false,
draw_outline = false,
draw_borders = false,
draw_graph_borders = false,
border_inner_margin = 1,
border_outer_margin = 1,

-- default_color = '#DAC79C',
default_color = '#010101',
default_shade_color = '#000000',
default_outline_color = '#828282',
color0 = '#FFFFFF',
color1 = '#000000',
color2 = '#FF0000',-- - red
color3 = '#FFFF00',-- - yellow
color4 = '#0000FF',-- - blue
color5 = '#00FF00',-- - green
color6 = '#FFA500',-- - orange
color7 = '#00CDCD',-- - cyan3
color8 = '#FFD700',-- - gold
color9 = '#F00F16',-- - reddish

minimum_width = 400, minimum_height = 0,
maximum_width = 400,
alignment = 'tr',
gap_x = 16,
gap_y = 64,

};

conky.text = [[
${font Inconsolata LGC Markup:regular:size=32}${time %R}${font}
${font Inconsolata LGC Markup:regular:size=16}${time %A %e %B}${font}
${if_up enp2s0}ETH0:${offset 10}${upspeedf}${offset 10}${downspeedf}${endif}
${if_up wlp1s0}Wifi:${offset 10}${wireless_bitrate wlp1s0}${offset 10}${wireless_link_qual_perc wlp1s0}%${endif}
]];

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The nouveau driver is what killed me. I forgot the steps I took last time for nvidia; obviously missed one. But nouveau needs to be purged and blacklisted first.

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Or is there another way to see at a glance if the connection is alive while in the fluxbox GUI?

You could probably do that in conky with the if_up variable. Since VSIDO is configured to set the ethernet as eth0 or wlan0 and not the new enpxxx wlpxxx nomencalture a user could set up the conkyrc to display something like ETH0: up/down speeds, or Wlan0: up/down speeds. Probably find one ready made in the BL conky thread.

Edit - that was easier than I thought; just change the config to the correct interface name(s).



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conky.text = [[
${font Inconsolata LGC Markup:regular:size=32}${time %R}${font}
${font Inconsolata LGC Markup:regular:size=16}${time %A %e %B}${font}
${if_up enp2s0}ETH0:${offset 10}${upspeedf}${offset 10}${downspeedf}${endif}
${if_up wlp1s0}Wifi:${offset 10}${wireless_bitrate wlp1s0}${offset 10}${wireless_link_qual_perc wlp1s0}%${endif}
]];

This conkyrc is set with "if_up_strictness = address", options are up, link, address. So only the interface that is actually getting an ip address is showing.

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Been using VSIDO off and on all day. No issues. Nice and stable.

Excellent news RatMan, thank you!

Borked it trying to install nvidia drivers (the more things change, the more the stay the same), issue with the initramfs-tools again. System still booted and ran, but I hate that error message during upgrades so did a new clean install. Will stick with nouveau since I won't be gaming on this computer.

During the new install, I used the legacy BIOS iso (uEFI iso on the first one) and the installer kept crashing - 3 tries. Crashes at the end of the disk partioning section, or right afterwards when it's suppose to start uncompressing the image.

Went back to the uEFI iso and it went through to completion no problelms.

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Been using VSIDO off and on all day. No issues. Nice and stable.

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Feedback & Suggestions / LibreFox - privacy configuration for Firefox
« on: March 27, 2019, 02:28:21 PM »
Discovered this project froma post on the BunsenLabs forum -

LibreFox - firefox with privacy

Interesting project for those concerned with privacy.

Of note, it appears you will want to start with a clean Firefox profile, so any existing firefox and user profile need to be deleted.

Used a bit yesterday, no performance hit as far as speed or watching videos is concerned. Didn't have time to really test it out though.

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Installed to legacy BIOS system. Had the usual issue of grub not installing to a location other than MBR, but other than that really smooth install. Ran update-grub in the ArchLabs install and it found VSIDO no issue. So I'll forgo the chroot and install grub for now.

Nice boot time for this ancient hardware:

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Startup finished in 6.370s (kernel) + 25.027s (userspace) = 31.397s
graphical.target reached after 16.066s in userspace

no hangs.

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"Some dumbass thought it would be cute to rename it and not use any symlinks"

Where are you getting the package? Read that Siduction dropped ceni because it's no longer maintained and doesn't support ipV6. They may have renamed it as part of some packaging scheme.

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NM was never a part of VSIDO

ceni is now Ceni

Some dumbass thought it would be cute to rename it and not use any symlinks

sudo Ceni works fine

Ceni works.

Menu entries for Ceni and Network Manager Settings are broken, then.

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