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Conky / Re: Conky one line changes
Last post by riV - December 12, 2022, 12:02:18 PM
Hello VastOne and Everyone
conky VSIDO One Liner.conkyrc
conky.config = {
-- conkyrc  Edited from various examples across the net
-- Used by VSIDO Users

-- Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)

-- Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)

-- fiddle with window

-- Use Xft?

-- Update interval in seconds

-- This is the number of times Conky will update before quitting.
-- Set to zero to run forever.

-- Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)

-- Minimum size of text area

-- Draw shades?

-- Draw outlines?

-- Draw borders around text

-- Stippled borders?

-- border margins

-- border width

-- Default colors and also border colors

-- Text alignment possible values are commented

-- Gap between borders of screen and text
-- same thing as passing -x at command line
-- Subtract file system buffers from used memory?

-- set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase

-- number of cpu samples to average set to 1 to disable averaging

-- number of net samples to average
-- set to 1 to disable averaging

-- Force UTF8? note that UTF8 support required XFT

-- Add spaces to keep things from moving about?  This only affects certain objects.

--lua_load ~/Conky/LUA/draw-bg.lua
--lua_draw_hook_pre draw_bg 10 0 0 0 0 0x000000 0.3
conky.text= [[
${image $HOME/images/vsidoorb_blk.png -s 42x42 -p 1,-1}         ${voffset 6}   ${color 73AEB4}  kernel${color 7D8C93} $kernel ${color 73AEB4} uptime ${color khaki3}${uptime_short} ${color 73AEB4} cpu ${color 7D8C93}${cpu cpu0}%  ${color 73AEB4}mem ${color 7D8C93}${memperc}% ${color khaki2} ${mem} ${color 7D8C93} / ${memmax} ${color 73AEB4}  net ${voffset 1}${color 7D8C93}${downspeedgraph eth0 12,65 000000 ff0000}  ${upspeedgraph eth0 12,65 000000 00ff00}  ${color 73AEB4}ip  ${color khaki3}${execi 99999 hostname -I}
VSIDO News & Announcements / VSIDO FSA Updated Today Linux ...
Last post by VastOne - December 12, 2022, 01:26:20 AM
VSIDO FSA updated today for the new 6.0.0-6-amd64 kernel

You can download the vsido_11DEC2022.fsa fsarchive at the VSIDO download site here

There is also a How To on how to effectively use fsarchive to get this installed

There is a current a package list that shows everything that is installed in VSIDO. Please review this file and let me know of anything needed removed or added
Artwork & Screenshots / Re: 2021 - Perpetuity Screensh...
Last post by riV - December 07, 2022, 11:11:09 PM
moon is full
Hello Everyone
The previous screenshot is method one practice onto a mini mini spinning usb drive 8G. familiarize with the method one using a live system to install vsido img, in that case the entire 8G[7.3.] 
Second trial method one onto a hdd, as suggested, using small partition for the compressed vsido archived file. started with an hdd having a vsido installation on the entire drive. made small partition. wiped vsido 2017. let remain the swap partition. unpack from small partition to vsido partition. The two trials were aimed for clean ext4 partiton,, though, to make double sure,, was added to the fsarchiver string -o overwrite and ,mkfs=ext4.  no hitches. Both times. Did that do double work? or double sure(?) sure is quiet without the -v.
Get it booted up once and update, lucky enough, upgrades grub and kernel. all set. wireless too, but it is wired.

connman gtk shows an icon top-right,but it does not need to run; the tray icon can be off.
using style garnet with the active/inactive colors reversed.
vsido@vsido:~$ stat / | grep Birth
Birth: 2022-12-07 03:13:57.000000000 -0600
  Host: vsido Kernel: 6.0.0-5-amd64 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 12.2.0 parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.0.0-5-amd64
    root=UUID=20163eef-578e-41b6-a1cc-ebf397a6b419 ro net.ifnames=0 quiet
  Desktop: Fluxbox v: 1.3.8 info: tint2 vt: 7 dm: LXDM
    Distro: VSIDO Linux V-Ger
  Type: Desktop System: HP Pavilion 061 product: RB042AV-ABA a1410y
    v: 0n31211CT101ALHEN00 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Hewleet-Packard model: Alhena v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
    BIOS: American Megatrends v: 3.18 date: 08/17/2006
  Info: single core Intel Celeron D [N/A] arch: Netburst Presler
    speed (MHz): 3332
  Device-1: AMD RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200/1100] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: radeon v: kernel alternate: amdgpu arch: Rage-8 code: R300
    process: TSMC 130nm built: 2002-07 ports: active: VGA-1 empty: SVIDEO-1
    bus-ID: 01:05.0 chip-ID: 1002:5a61 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: compositor: Compton v: 1 driver: X:
    loaded: radeon unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa dri: r300 gpu: radeon
    resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
  API: OpenGL v: 2.1 Mesa 22.3.0 renderer: ATI RC410 direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: 8139too v: 0.9.28 modules: 8139cp port: b800
    bus-ID: 02:05.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8139 class-ID: 0200
  Local Storage: total: 28.64 GiB used: 5.44 GiB (19.0%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Maxtor model: 6E030L0 size: 28.64 GiB
    block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: <unknown> type: N/A
    serial: E1BKFGTE rev: 1590 scheme: MBR
  ID-1: / raw-size: 23.44 GiB size: 22.9 GiB (97.71%) used: 5.38 GiB (23.5%)
    fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.77 GiB used: 62.4 MiB (3.4%) fs: swap
    swappiness: 15 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) priority: -2
    dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  Packages: pm: dpkg pkgs: 1729 libs: 1125 tools: apt,apt-get,synaptic
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
    1: deb sid main non-free contrib
  Report: temperature: 12 C (54 F) conditions: Heavy rain wind: from SSE at
    0.5 m/s (2 km/h, 1 mph) cloud cover: 100% rain: 6.545 mm (0.26 in)
    humidity: 94% dew point: 11.2 C (52 F) pressure: 1014.6 mb (34 in)
  Locale: Washington, D.C., DC, US, 20500 current time: Wed 07 Dec 2022
    04:22:42 PM EST observation time: 2022-12-07 14:51:38 (America/New_York
    -0500) Source:
  Processes: 113 Uptime: 6h 6m wakeups: 0 Memory: 910.1 MiB
  used: 432.4 MiB (47.5%) Init: systemd v: 252 target: graphical (5)
  default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 alt: 10/11/12/6
  Shell: Bash v: 5.2.2 running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.23

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: 2021 - Perpetuity Screensh...
Last post by riV - December 06, 2022, 06:27:35 AM

hello everyone
General Support / Re: Fluxbox questions
Last post by PackRat - December 05, 2022, 12:25:50 AM
Might just be Xorg showing it's age. Or Nvidia just not showing much support for Linux. You're right, the graphics driver should pick this sort of thing up. Not sure what's up with Nvidia. Their cards do not work well in Wayland at all.
General Support / Re: Fluxbox questions
Last post by VastOne - December 04, 2022, 05:54:37 PM
The issue I have with this outstanding is why did it happen at all? I added a new high end hdmi cable and a new high end Denon receiver and got the higher resolution, I get that but why didn't X11 and nVidia talk this out? What should have happened from a nVidia side to rewrite xorg.conf to make this good?

I did go into nvidia-settings through out all of this and didn't see anything that made a difference

This is open for discussion
General Support / Re: Fluxbox questions
Last post by PackRat - December 04, 2022, 04:49:29 PM
Add those in to the build system. Comment them out, but put an explanation to un-comment for 4k monitors.
General Support / Re: Fluxbox questions
Last post by VastOne - December 04, 2022, 04:41:37 PM
Found it all.. it was necessary to put those in .profile..

I am back to good
General Support / Re: Fluxbox questions
Last post by VastOne - December 04, 2022, 04:02:27 PM
That link to Arch solved most of it, I seemed to have gad no dpi setting at all enabled and it wasn't until I first created a .Xresources file and ran

Xft.dpi: 144

I am still not quite there as I am not quite sure to put the following from that page.. this looks like it would directly affect the Spacefm icons which seem to be the only ones that are still tiny/miniscule

For gtk3

export GDK_SCALE=2          # UI scale
export GDK_DPI_SCALE=0.5    # text scale

There was an internal setting that changed it on Spacefm and now it seems as of the only strange one remaining is how tiny the font is in the url of sites .. The image below is scaled higher by imgur .. it is roughly 1/3 smaller than that

General Support / Re: Fluxbox questions
Last post by PackRat - December 04, 2022, 03:08:45 PM
Sounds like a scaling problem. Fluxbox settings aren't going to effect that.

Your font sizes are ok so you don't need to adjust the the Xft.dpi: setting in .Xresources?

Looks like an internal problem with the software and displaying mini icons. Does Firefox have the same issue as Chromium?

Have a read through this thread - 4k monitor scaling. Some other links in there.