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How To's / Using Nitrogen for wallpapers
« on: September 01, 2013, 03:38:11 PM »
Nitrogen is the GUI used in VSIDO for setting up wallpapers in VSIDO. It can be accessed via Right-Click-> Menu -> Settings -> Wallpaper on a VSIDO session.

You can add your own images dir to Nitrogen by choosing "Preferences"  and adding dirs. You must press "Apply" and the images will be populated in Nitrogen for you to choose.

Sometimes, Nitrogen will misbehave, and you won't be able to see your images, and also the dir containing images, will be grayed out.

In these circumstances, open Nitrogen, Preferences, delete the dir that you originally added, "Apply" and reboot. Repeat the earlier steps of adding the dir of images again.

Et Voila! You get your images back.

Hope that helps someone else.

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General Support / [SOLVED] Ceni, wifi, BCM 4313 woes
« on: August 03, 2013, 09:51:50 AM »

I had an eerie sense of deja vu reading this thread: http://vsido.org/index.php/topic,425.0.html

It kind of mirrors my own sid experience as well. But (and it is a big one ;) ), VSIDO worked for me. And love the way it is engineered.

I have a BCM 4313 wifi, and  it's always been touch-and-go since installation date. Installed kernel-firmware, and got wifi working.

The connections are always temperamental at best though. If I lose the connection from wifi, I end up not being able to simply plug and use the wired connection. No matter how many times I run ceni, I cannot get it to reconnect it either with eth0 or wlan0 if it loses connection (which it does all the time). The only way out is a reboot. I see a message at boot time that "binds" my gateway (router) IP to either eth0 (if cable is attached) or wlan0 (if no cable attached). And somehow this becomes "binding and final" for that session, I think.   

I have removed dhcp/auto for eth0 and explicitly specified IP/Subnet/gateway for eth0. Still no joy. Somehow ceni cannot seem to re-attch the gateway ip as and when required

I have used wicd on slackware and I am able to do this without problems for the same laptop. The laptop connects to wired on login, and if I choose wifi instead, the wired is disconnected. FWIW, I have explicitly specified IP/Subnet/gateway for eth0 and dhcp for wifi in slack, and that works fine.

I installed wicd on VSIDO but now I am not able to figure out how to replace ceni with wicd, to test things out. As of now, both of them, i.e., ceni and wicd start up, and wicd is shut down by the system (I think)....

I do not have a preference for either ceni or wicd. TBH, I am interested in learning how to use ceni correctly for configuring the system, as I already understand wicd. :)

I have used the ceni tutorial provided in the forums by @jedi already.

I am on a slackware session now, and I will provide you with system inputs for VSIDO in a while.

thanks,
surio.



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