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#1 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Debian Wheezy release date - place your bets! » 2013-05-04 12:14:51

chameleon wrote:

Number concerning the next release: 3  smile
Saturday or Sunday release?

But now that number is 5...
I am still hoping for Sunday.

#2 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » It's snowing on YouTube! In Yellow! (???) » 2013-01-23 03:38:53

I am having the same problem. Started right after a dist-upgrade that had a new version of chrome. When I try YouTube on Iceweasel, the videos are just fine. And it appears to only be a problem with YouTube videos. Videos hosted on other sites are unaffected.

#3 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Raspberry Pi to be released today -$25 computer » 2012-03-01 04:17:59

Erinsfan wrote:

Looking forward to getting one of these but hoping someone makes an enclosure for it as my creative skills are dire.

I saw that there will be an official enclosure soon, sometime after the dust settles from the launch fiasco. I also found a few user designed cases this afternoon.

#4 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Raspberry Pi to be released today -$25 computer » 2012-03-01 04:14:26

My understanding is that the first batch of 10k sold out in the first minute or so. As hard as all the sites crashed, I'm surprised anyone was able to order one.

Now I am just waiting for the static site to go away so I can actually do some research and hop on their forum.

#5 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Raspberry Pi to be released today -$25 computer » 2012-02-29 04:05:59

Very interesting. Might have to try and pick one up. A few months ago, I was trying to figure out a way to make a super portable Linux box, but could never come up with a feasible way to do it without a commercially available motherboard. This looks like it might be exactly what I wanted. Thanks for posting this, @BoredOOMM!

#6 Re: WM/DE Talk » What login manager do you use? » 2012-02-29 03:47:08

I like how the first three responses were so different. I will add a 4th to the list.
I just use the stock GDM (never tried the SLiM version of #!), but that is mostly because I haven't found the time to look into the alternatives and see what is out there.

#7 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Conky v1.9 Thread » 2012-02-27 16:30:19

@Sector 11, don't quite understand the relation between OSS and ALSA, but I did a little more looking into the missing /dev/mixer error and found the suggestion to install oss-compat. It is apparently an OSS compatibility package. Not sure what it does, but it fixed the problem. I now have an accurate volume output in conky. Thanks for your help.

I guess since I can't mark the thread solved, I will go back and change the question to solved. Thanks again.

#8 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Conky v1.9 Thread » 2012-02-27 05:00:40

Wasn't sure if maybe because conky was compiled for 2.6.35 and I am running 3.2.4, that is might have done something weird. Probably more likely that is has to do with the /dev/mixer error from my previous post.

#9 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Conky v1.9 Thread » 2012-02-27 04:55:30

Not sure if this is an issue or not but the top line of my conky --version is:

Conky 1.8.1 compiled Mon Sep 19 09:12:16 UTC 2011 for Linux 2.6.35-30-generic (x86_64)

I am running R20120207, with kernel 3.2.4-1~bpo60+1. Is this mixer issue maybe attributed to the kernel difference? Maybe if I pull conky from sid, it would fix the problem?

#10 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Conky v1.9 Thread » 2012-02-27 04:44:38

@Sector11, I tried your conky, but to no avail. I tried both adding the mixer lines to my current .conkyrc and ran the entire file you posted, both in OpenBox and ScrotWM. It always read

Vol: --
Rea Vol: 00

Scrotwm is set to output conky to console. When I ran it in the terminal, it gave me:

Conky: can't open /dev/mixer: No such file or directory

and then printed my conky

CPU0 - 7%   CPU1 - 7%   / - 12%   RAM - 12%   SWAP - 0%   Temperature - 44C   Battery - 100%   WiFi - 70%   Vol: --   Real Vol: 0                     Sunday 26 February 2012 - 23:41:30

Is this missing /dev/mixer error the problem?

And congrats on reaching 5000 posts!

#11 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Conky v1.9 Thread » 2012-02-27 04:02:08

@PackRat, I have my conky in the status bar and that is all good. (Would post a screenshot, but I haven't decided on an image hosting site yet, but that's another story...). I am willing to give up on my 2nd question for now, but maybe you or someone else can help me get ALSA support for conky, like I described in question 1? I would really like to be able to use the ${mixer} object in my conky script.

#12 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Conky v1.9 Thread » 2012-02-27 03:25:12

@Sector11, I already have conky running in scrotwm. I am just trying to configure it to do those two additional things. The issues are purely conky related, not conky + scrotwm.

#13 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » you might be a nerd if... » 2012-02-27 03:11:32

@mynis01, what you need to do is hack the mouse pad to sense the mouse and leave a light trail using LEDs. Maybe a capacitive touch sensor in the pad that would work similar to a touch pad on a laptop, but with light being the output opposed to the cursor moving.

I think that might qualify for "you might be a nerd if..." ...

#14 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Conky v1.9 Thread » 2012-02-27 02:51:10

Well this seems to be the best place on the forums to get conky help, so here goes:

I recently installed scrotwm on my laptop so I could play around with a tiling window manager. With scrotwm's lack of icons, I have begun to look for ways to get (almost) the same info from the status bar as I have with tint2 when running openbox. There are a few things I can't figure out or aren't sure about. Hopefully, there is someone that can answer my questions.

[SOLVED] (See Post 687)
1.) I was trying to get the mixer object added to my status bar so I could see my volume level. Looking at conky --version, I do not have ALSA Support, but can't figure out how to add it. I have found numerous people talking about recompiling conky with an alsa-enabled flag, but I am running conky from the repos and according to the documentation I have read, conky-all should have ALSA Support.

2.) Not sure if this is possible with the default scrotwm status bar, but I would like some sort of indicator of which workspaces have windows on them. Maybe something that looks like:

 [x] [x] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] 

where the "x" indicates open windows. Not sure conky can do this, but is there maybe a bash command  that I can use to figure out where my windows are? I don't need icons or a description of what is where, just a simple binary yes/no.

Concerning the scrotwm status bar:
I have heard good things about dzen2, but I would rather not have the extra bar running if I can help it.

Thanks for your help.

#15 Re: WM/DE Talk » Getting Started with Scrotwm? » 2012-02-25 17:41:13

Edit: Moved my questions to the conky thread as they were really just conky questions that I wanted to implement in scrotwm.

#16 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » making #! archaic [SOLVED] » 2012-02-20 23:58:39

While this doesn't really fix your 2nd problem, the flashing "#!" (A Plymouth Script, if I'm not mistaken) has not been around since the 20110207 release. It was deemed unnecessary eye candy in the latest releases. You might want to download the newest version of CrunchBang and use that instead. Not only are there some nice improvements, but the flashing #! is gone.

#17 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » What are you eating right now? » 2012-02-20 17:39:03

A wrap. Chicken on tomato basil tortilla shell with Parmesan cheese and ranch dressing, romaine, onions, green peppers, and cucumbers. Also, Arizona Sweet Tea to wash it down.
I get it pretty much every day, but never get sick of it.

#18 Re: WM/DE Talk » Getting Started with Scrotwm? » 2012-02-20 16:02:59

@el_koraco and @ivanovnegro, thanks for the responses. I think I will stick with the version in Stable for now.
Version 1.0.0 is SpectrWM, not ScrotWM.

#19 Re: WM/DE Talk » Getting Started with Scrotwm? » 2012-02-20 05:30:22

Has anyone tried version 1.0.0 yet? How stable are the new releases? To try it out, would I be better off just sticking to the repos?

One other thing: After reading through the entire thread, I'm still not 100% sure how to pronounce Scrotwm (or Spectrwm). I read something about the "w" being pronounced as a "u". Can anyone confirm this? I figure if I am going to start using this journey, I should at least know how to talk about it reasonably intelligently. Thanks.

#20 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Space between clock and icons getting bigger with each unsuspend. » 2012-02-19 20:41:48

"tint2restart" is a pretty great command. I don't use the OpenBox menu much, so I use gmrun (ALT + F2) to restart tint2. I think it is quicker and easier.

#21 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » HOW TO: Create Chrome Application Shortcuts » 2012-02-17 17:59:53

This is my first "How To:" and I am interested in knowing what everybody thinks. I am open to suggestions on how I can improve this one and any that I might write in the future. Thanks for your feedback!

#22 Tips, Tricks & Scripts » HOW TO: Create Chrome Application Shortcuts » 2012-02-17 17:58:01

Replies: 4

It was recently brought to my attention, that in the newest #! releases, that Chrome does not have the ability to create application shortcuts. The menu item is just grayed out.

While the only application shortcut I use is for Pandora, I would be sad if I no longer had it. When I ran R20110207, Chromium was the default browser and I could trick it into creating a shortcut by manually creating a Desktop folder. Chrome apparently is immune to that workaround.

While you cannot have Chrome automatically create application shortcuts, it is still possible to have Chrome run them.

By modifying the below code, you can create your own application shortcuts. (It is the default file created by Chromium with a few modifications). While not as convenient as having it done for you, in a way, I feel like this keeps more inline with the hands on approach that I have come to enjoy from Crunchbang.

#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Pandora Internet Radio
Exec=/usr/bin/x-www-browser --app=""

Here are the important lines to change:


will control the file name.

Exec=/usr/bin/x-www-browser --app="YOUR_URL_HERE"

changes the webpage that is loaded.


controls the icon for the taskbar.

Now, you have an application shortcut that opens to your desired URL with an icon to match! Enjoy!

#23 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » (solvent)topless laptop » 2012-02-17 05:06:21

ethrg wrote:

...which bind parts together with a dark evil force.

Amen to that.

But after that first time, everything loosens up a lot, and if you need to take it apart again, it is super easy. Just make sure to keep track of all the screws and write down where they go. I had screws left over the first time I took my laptop apart. It is kind of an unsettling feeling...

#24 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » (solvent)topless laptop » 2012-02-16 22:48:44

Personally, I would keep the screen on and use it as a lid to protect the keyboard etc. Not sure what your garage is like, but the extra protection couldn't hurt. I guess if you need to remove the screen for space/ location considerations, go for it, but +1 for what pvsage said.

#25 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Hacker Food and Drink » 2012-02-16 21:59:46

el_koraco wrote:

I thought Pop Tarts were the hacker's staple of choice. At least that's how that movie with the Earth's core gone mad teaches us.

If you are talking about The Core, it was Hot Pockets.

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