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#1 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » SpaceFM as default file manager » 2012-09-15 06:46:32

Offending metaphor removed --omns

...or something like that. World is a harsh place, did you folks know that?

#2 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » [SOLVED] Anyone know how to close the "Run program" dialogue box? » 2012-09-14 21:25:19

1. Open another run dialog
2. Type "xkill"
3. Klick on the first dialog.
4. Enjoy your killed dialog.

#3 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » SpaceFM as default file manager » 2012-09-14 21:24:09

So, I have not tried SpaceFM since it started as a hack to condense the collective dissatisfaction of the hive mind. What I just saw:
° A file manager that saves it's user settings in /etc using gksu or not at all.
° Loads network shares with udevil
° Weird tiling
° Tabs and tiles
° Half menu driven, half depending on shortcuts

It still looks like a blend of the collective dissatisfaction of the hive mind. I hope this will turn into software one day.

#4 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Zram: A good idea? » 2012-09-14 13:02:19

If you really want to defeat performance problems, do not use Virtualbox. Either bite the pear and get the free VMWare player or learn how to use qemu. This is, by the way, not motivated by asympathy for Oracle. Virtualbox just sucks, teaches you bad concepts and keps you away from really knowing anything about virtualization.

#7 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » Replace Chromium with SRware Iron? » 2012-09-14 07:45:15

I have chromium on Linux and Chrome on Windows and I really cannot tell a difference between the two. Windows chrome still asks for a flash plugin and Linux chromium did not ask for gstreamer stuff. I'd say have a look at the chromium makefile, maybe the Debian package is made without certain options.

EDIT: See here. I might have been wrong :-D … ogleChrome

The scope of this thread, by the way, was to evaluate whether Chromium is making calls home to the Google HQ and whether Iron would be a good alternative. It was not about features.

#8 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Zram: A good idea? » 2012-09-14 07:43:30

As a side note, guests should not swap at all. They should be allocated enough RAM and the host should do the swapping. If you, for some reason, need swap space for a guest, I would create a seperate disk file on the host and put that in a tmpfs... if you have enough RAM that is.

Once RAM is compressed, it cannot be compressed any further by the same algorithm on the same quality level. Take a 1MB text file and compress it with bzip2 and then compress the archive with bzip2 again. All you will compress on the second run are the archive metadata.

I'd turn swap off for the guests anyway. I'd rather have the host do the swapping and I'd rather allocate too much ram to the guest. This was helpful in a few real life scenarios at least. There is no unique answer to that question. It all depends :-)

#9 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » linux kernel + microsoft windows flag icon » 2012-09-13 15:37:50

The correct mime-type of /boot/vmlinuz-* is "application/octet-stream". I also remember Nautilus doing such things on Ubuntu in the past. This might be an upstream problem. Double clicking in thunar opens wine, opening in xdg-open calls exo-open (the thunar mime-type handler). Opening it with mimeo does nothing, as there are no real settings for application/octet-stream on a clean system.

The problem is somewhere in exo-open or in exo's general mime-type configuration. This is, by the way, one of the reasons I uninstalled thunar and all other xfce components: It's not fun using exo outside xfce4.

#10 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » what file manager do you use most? » 2012-09-12 21:16:49

Wow, sunflower looks promising. I will watch this project, it might surpass doublecmd one day.

EDIT: I just discovered vifm.
- cli
- vi bindings
- two-pane
- can view zip files via fuse-zip

#11 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Linux Kernel icon is Microsoft Windows Logo » 2012-09-12 21:08:30

tao te wrote:

I guess the OP determined the the relevant topic, most posts are based phoenix' rubbish.

Would you care to share an example of phoronix' rubbish? I avoid phoronix as much as I avoid reddit, so maybe I missed a pun or joke.

#12 Re: Introductions » FreeBSD poo-face here. » 2012-09-12 19:44:11

So, when will FreeBSD switch to systemd?

#13 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Linux Kernel icon is Microsoft Windows Logo » 2012-09-12 19:39:47

If you had read the whole thread, you'd have seen that shem had an actual question. It is not like OP being totally wrong, mime handling in Linux is a mess.

And please, folks, if omns feels like editing one of my posts, he shall do so. While I fail to see what support needs might arise from a rant in the offtopic section, omns has a certain obligation to keep this board a friendly place. I also do not want an explaination from anyone here or speculations on the reasons, it does not really matter, neither to me nor to any one of you. Since there are no rules (there was even a thread recently), the mods always have to be careful about every step. We want to keep it that way, if I cought the consent right, so please don't make this any harder for him. Next time one of my posts is edited by a mod and you really need to know the original text, send me a pm.

Can we now proceed to discuss the very relevant topic of mime handling in a desktop agnostic linux environment? I have spent several hours yesterday learning more about it, but I wouldn't know where to start, because the topic is such a mess. Please also read my other post above again and start hacking.

#14 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » #! Chrome Extension » 2012-09-12 06:29:54

I cannot install this (and everything outside the store) in the recent Chromium without creating a policy template for Github. Sad move, clever but sad. … rx_warning

I had to download it and drop it to chrome://chrome/extensions/ using a graphical file manager. How sick is that? At least it still works SOMEHOW.

#15 Re: CrunchBang Talk » [Solved]Questions about missing xorg.cof » 2012-09-11 21:34:31

Your reading comprehension skills leave a lot to be desired, imoose. Either create an xorg.conf (which isn't really flexible), or create seperate files in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d. If the folder is not there, create the folder.

#16 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Linux Kernel icon is Microsoft Windows Logo » 2012-09-11 21:03:59

shem wrote:

While it is funny, I would seriously like a how to change those icons/filetypes. I don't have wine installed, so I guess it's the mime-types, but have no clue
how or where to change those. For me it's the various "vmlinuz"-kernels in /boot and of course the "vmlinux"-link in /.

First of all purge $HOME/.local/share/applications. It will kill all your custom mime-types. Then never run naked wine again, use something like playonlinux, that does not screw with your mime types. For even more, read up on xdg-open, xdg-settings, xdg-mime and exo.

EDIT: By the way, have a look at mimeo:
It's made with Arch in mind (and with a lot of love, as far as I know Xyne), but it only consists of three python scripts, so it should run in any freedesktop compatible environment.

Moderator edit: Final comment removed. Funny but not helpful.

#18 Re: CrunchBang Talk » [Solved]Questions about missing xorg.cof » 2012-09-10 16:27:32

Then nothing is configured and looks for all it's settings automatically. Even if you're on Debian Ancient, you should have the choice between full auto, xorg.conf or xorg.conf.d.

#20 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » Replace Chromium with SRware Iron? » 2012-09-10 10:08:20

I see. I salute the nifty implications behind your curtain of irony.

#21 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » Replace Chromium with SRware Iron? » 2012-09-10 08:26:50

You come to a Linux board, implying that FOSS development is slower than closed source commercial programming? Quite a pair, you grew yourself.

#22 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Control + Shift + U for unicode? » 2012-09-09 22:47:57

While I am afraid, that teaching you how to solve this puzzle might lead into you having even more obscure user names elsewhere, I am curious enough to ask this:

Where did you try that hotkey? It does not work on a TTY and it will only work with an active unicode compatible locale. It's not just the font, it's the locale actually. And maybe the xkbmap.

EDIT: Oh and read that wikipedia article, especially the Qt ←→ GTK part.

#23 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » too many distros » 2012-09-09 22:42:31

Male approval urges are childish atavisms. I know that Linux is great, because I have had certain moments of success with and thanks to it, on both personal as well as professional levels. That is called self-esteem. I really do not need a pat on the back by the majority. I am very comfortable with using something unique, strange or even rejected. And Kant can taste my crown jewels. A weird fetish, I know.

Every attempt to centralize things in Linux failed. While there are dominant systems, eg. rpm/deb or KDE/GNOME, that evolved into actual or defacto industry standards, there will always be something, that is rejected by at least half of the users. Most distributions were created, because a minority had different needs and those distributions should be used by exactly those people. You can't have Debian's library precision and Arch's simplicity at the same time. One could argue, that different packageing paradigms could coexist in one distribution, but that would just shift the splitting point further away from upstream, than it is already.

Another important point against centralizing anything is the control question. There will always be some, who seize power where ever they can. What would stop a company from buying themselves into the whole thing, maybe through any rear entries they can find? We should be very careful about any bundleing of power, especially after the SCO vs. Novell lawsuit and the big patent trolling that has been excersized over the past years.

What could be gained by the attention of a wider audience? First of all, the number of people who are willing to accept DRM concepts inside the Linux ecosystem would rise exponentially. Ubuntu is leading the way already, blending the package management with a shop system for proprietary software. It is indeed a normal human thing to assume, that if money could be made, then it should be made. Just observe closely the Android application market. It is hard - or even impossible -  to find real quality tools for real tasks, most of them are not free, arbitrarily priced and, due to the closed source nature, impossible to assess quality wise. Remember: Android actually is a popular Linux system with a lot of attention by the public.

If you ever asked yourself, why Adobe never released Photoshop on Linux, besides being the laziest company on Mars, try thinking about their great achievements in DRM technology. They stopped flash 64bit on Linux and made a deal with MS to integrate flash into IE10.This is supposed to boost the popularity of IE, I guess Adobe is making quite a buck, enough to laminate every single Adobe manager's testicals in pure gold. A nice move. Once Flash will only be available through IE, people will use IE, because of all those flash things on the internet. Adobe made the maximum buck out of Flash, since they said themselves, that Flash is history and they should concentrate on HTML5.

Just to make sure the message reached escape velocity: They are making a fortune, because people are stupid.

The same sort of people goes rampant, throwing around wild claims that start with People (don't) want…. The latest gem was some - if I am not mistaken - Apple idiot, claiming that "people don't want to own Music anymore, they want a service". It's the same bogus as we can expect from the snot-factory EA, guessing their asses raw, wether "people want to own games or rather prefer them as a service". Ask anyone out there: "Do you want to own something you paid for, or would you rather me keeping what you paid for and giving it to you, for you to use as long as I see fit?"

By the way:

3gremlins wrote:

I first started with Slackware,  afterwards Debian,  College Linux, Ubuntu, and now here I am running #!.

Translation: You used Slackware, then Debian, then Debian, then Debian, then Debian and now you are running Debian. It's all more or less Debian. Besides Slackware. And maybe Ubuntu, which is only based a little on Debian. So you're not dealing with pure different distributions at all, but rather with spin-offs of the same old Debian. So many things one could learn are valid on almost all of those so called distributions you have tried. After installing Crunchbang, it does not really behave differently from another random Debian netinstall with Openbox, Conky and a neat selection of utilities. I think this is as much centralization as you could ever need. Instead of imagining scenarios, in which you bring progress to the ecosystem, how about learning how to install a different desktop environment on a running system first?

#24 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » Replace Chromium with SRware Iron? » 2012-09-09 20:40:47

Search for "chromium $THE_FEATURE_I_WANT patch" and join the mailing list.

As for patching, I don't know any howtos. I usually refer to the patch manfile, but try this: … h-command/

But the sad fact is: You won't make your browser any better, almost no matter what mainstream browser you use and what patch you apply. You will not be able to keep up with the security patches from upstream, your best bet is to use vanilla chromium.

#25 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » too many distros » 2012-09-09 20:36:44

Since when is "Linux" part of some sort of popularity contest?

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