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#1 Re: Help & Support (Stable) » Strange BunsenLabs audio problem » 2015-09-29 04:27:15

hhh

Weird how it works from the Live session.

First, open a terminal and run this...

sudo alsactl init

Second, try opening pavucontrol (S+v), go to the Output tab and make sure it's not muted. Even if this fixes it, you might find that you have to keep opening pavucontol.

If that's the case, I would uninstall pulseaudio (easily re-installed) and see if alsa "just works"...

sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio pavucontrol && sudo apt-get install alsa-base

Reboot.

#2 Re: Tutorials » Automatic notification of updates » 2015-09-28 16:15:25

hhh

Anyway, this package prompts you to upgrade by clicking stuff.  8o

#3 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » BL Hydrogen » 2015-09-28 16:11:47

hhh

Thanks very much, it's been nice to hear so many kind comments from everybody.

smile

#4 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » September 2015 Screenshot Thread » 2015-09-28 06:40:53

hhh

Flattery will get you everywhere, sailor (corenominal's legacy, Ututo's logo, damo's wallpapers, johnraff's menu, Sector11's conkies, my themes based on #!).

#5 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » September 2015 Screenshot Thread » 2015-09-28 06:25:40

hhh
ohnonot wrote:

^ wagmic, i love how you...

... color coordinated your desktop with your avatar.  smile

#7 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » September 2015 Screenshot Thread » 2015-09-28 06:15:20

hhh
Dobbie03 wrote:

Man that looks so good.

It's been really fun for me to see the BL scrots that get posted. Openbox, tint2, conky, a grey theme and a generic font, corenominal really hit on something. The appeal is so almost-lol-funny that it's genius.

#8 Re: Help & Support (Stable) » [SOLVED] Full Disk Encryption » 2015-09-27 18:10:59

hhh

No problem, I'm adding [SOLVED] to the thread title.

#9 Re: Help & Support (Stable) » [SOLVED] Full Disk Encryption » 2015-09-27 15:35:32

hhh

BunsenLabs is based on Debian stable (jessie) and uses the same installer. See section 4.2.13.5 Setting Up Encrypted Partitions...
https://debian-handbook.info/browse/sta … steps.html

#10 Re: Help & Support (Stable) » BL Partition Size? » 2015-09-27 15:21:08

hhh

Yes, that's fine as long as you're careful with managing it. The recommendation is 10G, same as for Debian.

#11 Tutorials » Automatic notification of updates » 2015-09-26 19:10:23

hhh
Replies: 9

BunsenLabs Hydrogen packages have been getting regular updates as we've been doing a lot of work, but this may slow down in the future. Debian jessie itself receives rather infrequent updates (hence stable).

pk-update-icon is a notification-tray icon that appears when a package update is available, and is handy if you forget or don't care to manually check for updates (though you should, relying on software to do this is not the safest practice). It is available in jessie-backports...
http://backports.debian.org/Instructions/
https://packages.debian.org/jessie-back … pdate-icon

After installing it (I used the --no-install-recommends switch), just reboot or start it by running 'pk-update-icon' w/out quotes in your Run dialog (Alt+F2). The tray icon and notification dialog only appear if an update is available. You don't need to add it to ~/.config/openbox/autostart.

#12 Re: Help & Support (Stable) » [SOLVED] pk-update-icon installation weirdness » 2015-09-26 18:58:23

hhh

@damo, OK, I guess I've just never run across this before, a backport of a package that wasn't already in the channel I was using. I guess this line from the backport instructions is poorly worded...

All backports are deactivated by default...

As for my second question, I just rebooted and pk-update-icon was autostarted without my adding an entry. Marking this solved, I'll add this to Tutorials as I think it's a great feature.

#13 Re: Help & Support (Stable) » [SOLVED] pk-update-icon installation weirdness » 2015-09-26 18:44:43

hhh

OK, re: my OP question, I see that libreoffice also has been backported. If I run apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer it shows the candidate as being from jessie (I'm running the alpha ISO here so writer was not installed by default)...

hhh@64bit:~$ apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer
libreoffice-writer:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1:4.3.3-2+deb8u1
  Version table:
     1:5.0.1-2~bpo8+1 0
        100 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie-backports/main amd64 Packages
     1:4.3.3-2+deb8u1 0
        500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates/main amd64 Packages

So can I assume that pk-update-icon was offered from the backports without targeting it because there is no version available from the stable jessie channel?

#14 Re: Help & Support (Stable) » [SOLVED] pk-update-icon installation weirdness » 2015-09-26 18:38:14

hhh

Anyway, I started it via gmrun and received a notification just now, about 5-10 minutes after starting it, that bl-welcome has an update. So it works well!

Can anyone tell me if it gets started automatically via gnome-packagekit or do I need to add an entry to autostart?

#15 Help & Support (Stable) » [SOLVED] pk-update-icon installation weirdness » 2015-09-26 18:24:59

hhh
Replies: 6

The lack of an update notification systray icon in BL bothers me, and I noticed that pk-update-icon is now available in jessie backports. So I enabled the source, updated and mistakenly entered apt-get install without '-t backports' and apt is ready to install pk-icon-update. But it shouldn't, I should have to specifically target backports. Can anyone else reproduce this, and do you know what's going on?

#16 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » September 2015 Screenshot Thread » 2015-09-26 18:02:50

hhh

@colorpixel, lovely. What's your update notifier and is it available for Debian?

#17 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » What are you listening to right now ? » 2015-09-26 15:53:52

hhh

@Dobbie03, Holy cow! Good to see a post from you, mate!

#18 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » yad backport - "Zenity on steroids" » 2015-09-26 15:52:57

hhh
damo wrote:

My (first!) backport...

Congrats, damo!

#19 Re: News & Announcements » Redirecting to BunsenLabs » 2015-09-26 15:42:00

hhh

Many thanks, corenominal, for your praise and support! Cheers.  8o

* @twoion, I hope the new forum has minkeys.

#20 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Now this is a complaint thread » 2015-09-25 17:03:21

hhh
mzsade wrote:

Edit: My bad, it's not a Sticky and i am an idiot, but you always knew this when you entertained me, didn't ya?  big_smile

It might have been a sticky till damo closed it. Anyway, all good now?

#21 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Now this is a complaint thread » 2015-09-25 16:59:27

hhh

It was a sticky that was an oversight. Thanks for bringing it to our attention, damo closed it.

mzsade wrote:

stick that stick up till it makes you aware of it.

I'll overlook this. Kindly open that Help thread if you still have an issue with screen-blanking.

#22 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Now this is a complaint thread » 2015-09-25 16:29:00

hhh

Dood, you are hugely over-reacting.

Asking a forum member to open a new thread instead of resurrecting an old, old one is reasonable. But instead you opened this...

The intention was to give credit where credit is due but whatever... neutral

You said this wasn't a complaint. What should we call it then, general bitchiness?

It's up to you whether you want to participate here or not, of course. However, if you do, you'll have to put up with moderation via huge, feces-covered sticks.

#23 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Blah » 2015-09-25 16:04:44

hhh

This is going nowhere, closing.

#25 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » September 2015 Screenshot Thread » 2015-09-25 15:46:14

hhh

I use Thunar, though I was a big fan of Nautilus for a long time.

@ohnonot, don't worry, I'll switch to a less creepy character soon enough. Coma-Doof Warrior FTW.

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