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#1 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » tutorial: how to install google chrome » 2014-03-14 17:50:16

Here is the Dev Chrome link

cd /tmp


sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb

sudo apt-get -f install

#3 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Wun Weather Script for Conky (Lua) » 2014-03-13 03:27:06

Sector11 wrote:

How can you tell I'm bored.  big_smile


Miss me, eh? yikes

Installed LinuxMint Debian on a new 1TB drive today and can't read too much here or I will be up all night. 8)
I always wanted the WUN scripts.

bravo MrPeachy!

#4 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Kindle Cloud Reader in Iceweasel 11 » 2012-03-27 05:41:12

Amazon does a good job of burying the content for Kindle so that you cannot copy it.


#5 Re: CrunchBang Talk » What Don't You Like About Crunchbang/Linux? » 2012-03-27 05:34:59

mobilediesel wrote:
Tommy311 wrote:

B) Lack of good magnyfining apps. I'm very blind person. Something like Win 7's Magnyfining glass would be perfect (Compiz can do that, but Compiz can also eat your RAM/CPU like cookies with milk).

You could try Virtual Magnifying Glass.
It's not in any of the repos as far as I can tell but I did make a deb file for my own use: … 0_i386.deb
That's not the newest version as I couldn't get the new one made into a deb package.

Virtual Magnifying Glass is No comparison to a program like ZoomText.

My wife is legally blind.  Of course ZoomText was so labor intensive she LITERALLY melted a video card.   It overheated her HPG60 laptop as well.  Seems the latest Toshiba L755 I bought her last year handles it well with 6 GB shared memory.  I watched for and tested EVERY Linux app to magnify and gave up.

ZoomText also pairs perfectly with Office, where LibreOffice stumbles at even letting Compiz magnify.


#6 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Why #! should be based on Debian Testing .. » 2012-03-25 21:12:35

rhowaldt wrote:

hey Unknown Poster! what's that, sneaking into some thread without making a proper introduction? welcome to the community! now go to the Introductions-subforum and make yourself a thread, then be offered food and coffee big_smile

Interesting napalm thrown in the mix.

#9 Re: WM/DE Talk » What login manager do you use? » 2012-03-17 19:36:08

Is this the 30 login managers in 30 days ideaboard?

(go for it 2ManyDogs!)

#10 Re: WM/DE Talk » 30 Window Managers in 30 days » 2012-03-10 18:48:51

CBizgreat! wrote:

Always knew 2Many was going to be famous in the #! forum and gnu/Linux crowd. Never doubted it for a sec. smile

This latest one looks interesting too, dang it ! Am starting to get a bit worried that before this WM review proj is over, am going to end up with half a dozen window manangers installed ... yikes. tongue The brief summary of things you/2Many discover, which config files are most important and changes you felt needed to make em more useable help though. Hmmmm ... starting to look like it's TWM tryout time too ... sighs.

vll ! wink

It would be nice to have links to each of the 30 WM posts in this thread and that set in the howto. Perhaps someone can keep a running tally who has the time. Sadly I am working again with no time to play like I did.

#11 Re: WM/DE Talk » 30 Window Managers in 30 days » 2012-03-10 18:47:04

cJones wrote:
rhowaldt wrote:

^ synaptic is bloat. sudo apt-get remove fluxbox (etc). big_smile

Thank you

2ManyDogs wrote:

The long answer is that if you are really interested in playing with this stuff (and you haven't done this already) you might consider looking for an old Pentium or even Celeron box just for experimenting. Then you can put anything you want on it, add other distros, and experiment with all kinds of things (like upgrades to sid or crazy window managers) without worrying about breaking your important stuff. I've tried things I never would have done on my main machine, and learned a lot in the process (I now know you can fit at least three distros on a 40G drive wink )

Yeah, I've been thinking about that a lot lately...and I do have an old computer that I would like to try that on but it needs a power supply and a hard drive. And even if I get those for it I am not sure what kind of shape the rest of the hardware is in.

Linux is hotswappable.   Install on an extra drive, after you are done simply shutdown and pull it out of the box.  I have a 12.5 GB drive from a dead system here that I use for testing. wink

I also removed all but ONE box from my garage when I moved in May. SWMBO complaints much less....

#12 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » weather in conky (LUA scripts) updated 12/26/13! » 2012-03-03 16:55:37

Sector11 wrote:

Loading Google Maps plugin...

If you're using HTTPS Everywhere please disable it for GoogleMaps since it makes the authorization request fail.
Tools Menu -> Add Ons -> Extensions -> HTTPS Everywhere -> Options -> Search for 'GoogleMaps' -> Click on the green check mark to turn it into a red x.

If this doesn't go away, please try reloading the page or viewing it in another browser.
If it persists, please email

I use https and it rendered fine for me.   Interesting array of tools and using more than one weather service.   I thought of MrP when I saw those curves and graphs on the right.


#15 Re: CrunchBang Talk » What Don't You Like About Crunchbang/Linux? » 2012-03-02 19:31:46

I personally dislike all the dark themes.  Some nights the dark is ok, others it is difficult for the biofocals to scan effectively.

The new gray theme of Mint Lisa 12 reminds me that I like #! because it is NOT Gnome3. big_smile

#16 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Printer help » 2012-03-02 04:44:51

Do you have the USB enabled in VB?  If so you will not have access to the printer from Linux.

#17 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Raspberry Pi to be released today -$25 computer » 2012-02-29 02:12:02

pvsage, it runs Debian Squeeze and yeah, they are about six months behind...

#19 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » How old are you? Where are you from? » 2012-02-27 04:57:43

47 from the land of fruits and nuts (Oranges and Pistachios in Tulare County, CA)

#20 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Smartphone for crunch banger? » 2012-02-27 04:47:34

gutterslob, I have experienced Google Navigation literally take me in complete circles.

What kind of car has the female GPS app?

#21 Off Topic / General Chat » What is the price of Gasoline where you last filled up? » 2012-02-26 04:16:25

Replies: 31

I cringed at $3.49 and was happy with $3.19......

Tuesday I put in $18.50 at a Shell for $4.09 before work.  On the way home it was $4.19 and now is $4.29. (meaning I saved .52 cents by going before work as I pumped 5.2 US gal)

I opted for Costco at $3.97 while there, although I prefer Shell or Chevron/Texaco.

You? mad

#22 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Ubuntu for Android -- Exciting times to come? » 2012-02-26 03:57:25

Lets go back a few days when the newcomer was Nokia with an "Internet Tablet 770" on the market.  It was a full fledged Linux box (I have one) that marketing abandoned and while the talking heads argued, Apple stole what could have been the best phone on the market.   Programers on Maemo forums installed Debian on it, calling it Deblet.  It was upgraded and then abandoned and Nokia in a last attempt to regain lost market released Win7 Phones this year.

The narrator on the Engadget video is clueless. "Wow, a cell phone running the OS.  Can we stress it to see when it stops?"  I did not watch until the end.

My thought while viewing was / is - "Imagine #! Debian on that instead of Gnome3/Unity." smile

#24 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » Suggestion: why not use Reddit's system for the new site? » 2012-02-14 01:10:21

Reditt/Facebook is ok if you want 50000 posts dumped in one batch.

Bulletin Board allow thread conservation with search and that is much more agreeable to finding solutions.

#25 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Problem with the Installation of the 64 bit BPO statler. » 2012-02-14 01:08:50

What kind of HP Laptop is it?

Chipset and memory?

Does it have Windows OEM with the obfuscated BIOS ?

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