Thank you - that worked. I changed ~/.profile rather than /etc/profile, logged out and back in and from then on, clicking a .doc file in Thunar opens it in LibreOffice 4. (Although in case anybody else finds themselves here in the future, presumably my earlier step of asking Thunar to open it with soffice rather than loffice was also necessary - alternatively I guess I could have renamed the apps in /opt/libreoffice4.0/program so that swriter became lowriter etc.)
Thanks for replying. That doesn't work I'm afraid. The program in /opt/libreoffice4.0/program is called "soffice", so I somehow need to change the default.
Having added that directory to PATH as you recommend, something else odd happens. Whilst typing soffice on the command line opens LibreOffice 4, right-clicking a document in Thunar > Open with other application... > use a custom command and typing in "soffice" loads the file with LibreOffice 3!
I've installed the newer version of LibreOffice using some instructions from these forums, which puts the latest version in /opt/libreoffice4.0. I've updated cb-libreoffice-pipemenu so that this version is accessed from the Openbox menu, but I'm not sure how to update the version that is accessed from clicking documents in Thunar or after downloading from Chrome. Can anybody help please?
I recently compiled my own custom 3.8.5 kernel and it's working wonderfully. I just did a
apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade
to see if anything needed updating and I notice there's a new version of the Wheezy kernel (220.127.116.11). If I go ahead and do the dist-upgrade, what will happen? My guess is that the 3.2 kernel will be upgraded and grub will be reconfigured to show both the 3.2 and 3.8 versions with 3.2 as the default. Am I right? It'd be handy to know what will happen before I go ahead!
As well as running Crunchbang Waldorf on my main everyday laptop, I've also had it on an Acer Aspire One netbook for a while. While CB ran better on the netbook than other distros I've tried, it was never exactly zippy, especially when web browsing, which is perhaps to be expected given the piddly little Atom processor and low-end hardware.
The other day I had my very first go at compiling my own kernel for my main laptop, using instructions found here, which seemed much simpler than other webpages I'd found. I compiled the 3.8.5 kernel, purely out of curiosity to see what would happen. As I was setting up the compile, I noticed that one of the options was to optimise the kernel for Intel Atom processors. As my first kernel compile went very smoothly, I decided to have a go at compiling another for the netbook to see if using this Atom option made any difference.
What a transformation! Choosing the Atom optimisation, and a few other straightforward power-saving options and leaving out a few obviously unnecessary parts of the Kernel (Dell laptop bits and so on), this netbook flies! It's noticeably faster, and the little 3-cell battery is now giving me about 6 hours use, when before it struggled to give 3.
I'd never compiled a kernel before this week, and so my message is don't be afraid to give it a go - it might make a bigger difference than you think. If you follow the instructions in the link above there's not much to go wrong - you can just boot into your old kernel and remove the new one if you're not happy.
Just a query: let's say I switched from Wheezy to Testing or Unstable - if it goes wrong, would putting the sources.list back to Wheezy and doing a dist-upgrade or something like that effectively be able to put the system back to where it was? Or is it a one-way street?
There are some useful links here http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/11 … orkaround/ that might help you
Thanks. Here you go:
*-network description: Ethernet interface product: 82579V Gigabit Network Connection vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 19 bus info: pci@0000:00:19.0 logical name: eth0 version: 04 serial: e8:e0:b7:e3:d8:50 capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=1.5.1-k firmware=0.13-4 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair resources: irq:40 memory:c4800000-c481ffff memory:c482a000-c482afff ioport:3060(size=32) *-network description: Wireless interface product: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) vendor: Atheros Communications Inc. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0 logical name: wlan0 version: 01 serial: 74:de:2b:a5:7e:49 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=3.2.0-4-amd64 firmware=N/A ip=192.168.10.228 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn resources: irq:18 memory:c2600000-c260ffff
I'm using the wireless, BTW.
I'm running Waldorf on a Toshiba Satellite laptop, dual booting with Ubuntu. I'm trying to iron out a few glitches so I can move full-time to CB again. The key issue I have now is that, on resume from suspend, my network connection doesn't work. I can ping my router, but can access nothing external. Does anybody have any advice on where I might start looking for a solution please?
I'm also slightly hazy on the many links in the chain! As I understand it, you have your hardware video card and then some quite low-level software - the driver - that communicates with it. I think this driver acts as a kind of go-between between the card and the main Linux operating system. Something like your web browser runs on top of the operating system. So I think it's something like:
Video card <> Driver <> Linux <> Web browser
But if I've missed bits I'm sure one of the cleverer folk here will correct me
If you're using the default ATI drivers there won't (these days) be an xorg.conf file. If you install the proprietary driver then one will be created as part of that process.
I found the easiest way to manage installation of the proprietary ATI driver was to download the smxi.org script and run that. Start at smxi.org or http://smxi.org/site/install.htm#install-with-zip Basically this is a script you run which talks you through the installation process and does the setup for you.
I know this *should* be simple, but I'm struggling to make it work for some reason. I search for files using locate, which gives one or more paths. Let's say they are image files, and I want to pass the resulting files to viewnior - how do I do this? I've tried pipes and redirects but can't seem to make it work. Can somebody please sprinkle their superior command-line knowledge on me?