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#1 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » July 2012 Screenshot Thread » 2012-07-05 14:32:45

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#2 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [Solved] Pidgin Notifications in Statler? » 2010-11-08 12:15:32

Installing pidgin-libnotify and then enabling Libnotify Popups in the pidgin plugins menu worked perfectly.

Unia wrote:

Only getting those notifications isn't possible, it's either a notification whenever you get a message, a contact goes on/off or no notification at all.

At least, that's what it was for me using MSN

In Pidgin, if you go to Tools > Plugins > Libnotify Popups > Configure Popups, you should see a menu that provides the option to fine tune what you are and aren't notified about.

#3 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [Solved] Pidgin Notifications in Statler? » 2010-11-07 14:00:27

nwillettjeffries
Replies: 7

Does anyone know of a way to get notifications about Pidgin in Statler?
What I have in mind is a visual pop-up notification whenever a buddy goes online/offline...

#4 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » What do you use your netbook for? » 2010-11-07 13:50:24

Everything. I've been traveling pretty extensively so it's been my main computer for a few months now.

And most of the time it works just fine. I do sometimes wish for a bigger screen though. And games. It can handle some classics (and Minecraft!!!) but anything even remotely cutting edge is hopeless for obvious reasons.

If I were to purchase my netbook over, I'd have picked up something with the Ion in it...

#6 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » What is the best antivirus program for pc? » 2010-10-31 06:14:10

+1 for MSE. I've tried maybe 5-6 different products over the years and eventually settled on this.
It's not that resource intensive, it integrates really well into windows, and it's near the top in terms of detection in most of the scanner comparison tests that I've seen. I'm usually pretty cynical about Microsoft products (though I still use them...), but this is one of the few pieces of Microsoft software that I feel good about strongly recommending.

#7 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Network manager » 2010-10-29 16:53:16

Did you apt-get autoremove a little while before? It's a known bug in statler that apt-get autoremove is sometimes marking gnome-network-manager for removal.

#8 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » [Bought] Which MS OS for new Netbook? » 2010-10-29 07:15:54

Another addition: don't go with the Toshiba NB305 or it's brethren. This is what I use, and though I love the form factor (it's got a great keyboard and trackpad for a netbook) the linux support from Toshiba is terrible.

Suspend does not work, battery life is pretty poor, good luck with your function keys, etc... IMO, if you want to run linux on something, the more commonly used it is, the more likely you'll be able to get what you want working on it. In other words, the eee line of netbooks start to look like a good choice if you're going to be installing linux on them...

Oh, and if you're thinking of playing games that aren't really old (like DOS old) then definitely consider getting something that's got the ION platform in it...

#9 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » [Bought] Which MS OS for new Netbook? » 2010-10-29 05:44:54

Definitely go with XP if you have a choice.

I actually really like Windows 7 and run it alongside Arch on my desktop (my primary gaming machine). The new taskbar is really awesome and I wish linux had the aero snap feature. However, it is too bulky for a netbook. My netbook (Toshiba NB305) dual boots #! and Windows 7 Starter and I constantly wish I had XP instead.

Here's some stats to give you an idea...
On #!, when the system is idle, conky reports RAM at 80-100 mb and cpu at 1%.
On 7, when idle, the task manager reports RAM at 500-600 mb (50-60%!!!) and cpu at 5-10%.
I don't have numbers for XP but from what I've heard they're better...

#10 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons » 2010-10-25 16:30:59

johnraff wrote:
nwillettjeffries wrote:

AdBlockPlus - When I reinstalled #! I was using this but then I felt guilty about basically destroying the revenue source that supports my favorite sites.

I understand what you mean about feeling guilty, but how exactly would your favourite sites get any revenue from your viewing of the ads? Because once in a while you might buy something? Or do you mean by promoting the use of adblockers by people in general you'd undermine their revenue?

What bothers me about AdBlock is that I can't universally condone it's use. If everyone used AdBlock, the revenue source that makes much of the internet financially possible would not be viable. So to answer your question, it's the general principle of the thing more than anything else. Clearly my blocking ads isn't going to show up in any meaningful way on anyone's balance sheet.

Of course, it's pretty clear that all internet users are not going to suddenly all adopt AdBlock, so it's little more than principle. Then again, it's not obvious to me that that fact should bear on the ethics of AdBlock. If (hypothetically) AdBlock is unethical in some way, then whether or not everyone uses AdBlock shouldn't change the underlying morality.

In the past, the way I've justified using AdBlock to myself has been through the white list. I white list sites that I use frequently, particularly if they have non-annoying (i.e. not flash, no sound, no pop-ups), reasonably relevant ads. This struck me as a good compromise. I could support the sites I like and consistently benefit from, while still blocking the more obnoxious ads that abound on the web.

But then I got lazy. I also started switching browsers a lot. In other words, I stopped using the white list. So I had to decide: is it better to support the sites I like and put up with the obnoxious stuff, or block the obnoxious stuff but also not support the sites I like. Judging that it was unfair for me to penalize all the sites I benefit from for my laziness, I opted to stop using AdBlock and put up with the occasional obnoxious ad.

So that's the long version, I guess. Really hope this doesn't derail this thread in any way, as that was not my intention...

#11 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Tint2 Help » 2010-10-23 06:37:27

anonymous wrote:
nwillettjeffries wrote:

Themeing the systray should be as simple...

Blame the application (nm-applet). Afaik, the panel has nothing to do what icons are used.


kk. I'm betting wicd will be better in this regard.

@anonymous, sector11 and vrkalak. Thanks for your help. Definitely don't mistake my frustration with nm-applet as ingratitude for your assistance. You've all been very helpful and I appreciate it.

Update: Just switched to wicd and sure enough, 10 minutes later I have my icons nicely set up...
tNXdmOQ

#12 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Tint2 Help » 2010-10-23 06:22:55

anonymous wrote:

For the wireless strength, the icons are named nm-signal-xx.png. And the spinning ones are named nm-stage01-connectingxx.png, nm-stage02-connectingxx.png, and nm-stage03-connectingxx.png. I used xx to represent digits.

Yeah I found these about ten minutes ago. For some reason nm-applet was using the Elementary-Statler theme version of these. I'm not sure why nm-applet is pulling icons from Elementary-Statler, Gnome-Colors-Statler, and Hicolor for different things, but it is... The problem is that there's a bunch of symlinks to these that I'd have to fix if I just blanket replace them. I just can't really justify spending an hour doing that to fix the appearance of a single icon in my sysbar. Hell, I've already spent too much time on it. This is especially true when the next time I want to change themes, I'll have to repeat the whole process.

Right now I'm just irritated with the whole situation. I can't tell if it's nm-applet or tint2 being stupid about where it gets icons for the systray. Thinking about switching to wicd to see if the situation is any better over there. But really, we have tools to set the system's gtk icon theme. With just a few clicks, we can change every single icon on the system that isn't in the tint2 systray. Themeing the systray should be as simple...

#13 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Tint2 Help » 2010-10-23 05:35:16

Ok so the journey continues. I've managed to change some of the nm-applet icons. The problem, however, is that nm-applet doesn't take its icons from any single location (or theme). No. That would be far too simple.

Instead, it seems to call different icons from different themes, often using different icon sizes from within those themes. And there isn't even a consistent convention used from theme to theme about where these sorts of things are stored. It's just a bloody mess.

Still, there has been some minor progress...
The icons used when you are on ethernet cable all come from gnome-colors-statler. Those I have found and changed.

The other icons - those used to indicate wireless network strength and the spinning ones that are used to indicate an attempt to connect to a network - well, I'm not sure which theme they're stored in...

Edit: just giving up on this. It's just not worth the time it will take to change all these. I might switch to wicd as that may make this easier to do...

#14 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Tint2 Help » 2010-10-22 17:28:07

@vrkalak
Statler openbox.

I've looked a few places in /usr/share/ already.
/usr/share/nm-applet/ exists but has nothing in the way of icons in it.
There is no /usr/share/xfce4-power-manager/ folder.
I haven't looked through every folder in /usr/share/icons/ but I've looked through the folder for my current gtk icon theme.
Didn't see anything relevant in /usr/share/pixmaps/ either...

Not sure how I'm supposed to search for an icon file that I don't know the name of.
Also, making a new icon won't work. The reason I'm asking about these is I'm trying to use the faenza dark icons in my tint2 systray, so I have a replacement icon already. I just need to find where to put it to get the systray to use it.

Edit: I think I may have just found the icons for xfce4pm in /usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/status
Still not sure where nm-applet icons are stored...

#15 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Conky Help » 2010-10-22 17:17:54

@sector11 and mrpeachy
Thanks guys! That seems to have fixed it.

#16 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Favorite apps to add? » 2010-10-22 10:55:06

Thunar. I used to use PCmanFM. They both need work though. Thunar could really use tabs and split view. PCmFM needs breadcrumbs in the location bar. It also looks so much worse than Thunar and as we know, looks are everything big_smile Honestly, the best I've seen is nautilus-elementary but I'm not pulling in all of nautilus just for that.
Leafpad. But if I ever bother to learn some basic programming, it will be gedit all the way.
OpenOffice.
Lyx.
pyroom. I've heard good things about textroom though too. I'm considering switching.
Chromium/Midori. I need to stop switching between firefox and chrome and just settle down. Right now I believe that Chrome is the better browser, or at least it will be, but some basic functionality (*ahem* bookmark and d/l managers that don't suck *ahem*) is still missing.
mocp. Sometimes pull out banshee, but lately it's been mocp almost 100%
dropbox
picasa. Ditto on what spoovy said. Nothing else comes even remotely close for basic photo editing and uploading. Shotwell would be my second choice if picasa failed for some reason.
baobab. Don't know why but I've always loved this little tool. Just a rock solid disk usage analyzer.
anki. Seriously. If you are learning a language, do yourself a favor and check this out.

Gnome-do has been mentioned about a million times already. I've found that with dmenu, I don't need it. However, if I wanted to run a mac osx-like dock, gnome-do and docky would be installed in a second. I really think that the integration of gnome-do's search functionality into the docky dock bar is brilliant.

Also, I don't use it on my netbook (for obvious reasons) but dvd::rip is a great program. Easily the best tool I've ever used for backing up dvds.

#17 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Favorite Firefox Extensions / Addons » 2010-10-22 10:21:02

Installed right now in Iceweasel on Statler A2:
Downthemall - easily the best download manager I've ever used. I use chrome on my windows side, but I keep firefox with DTA installed as it is sometimes needed and chrome's built in download manager is lolzy bad.

LastPass - How I keep track of my gazillion character random passwords...

TabMixPlus - until duplicate tab is a default setting in firefox, this stays.

Torbutton - For any anonymous browsing needs...

Link Target Display / Compact Menu 2 - First one allows me to hide my status bar. Second, makes the File menu bar into a small icon... I need all the screen real estate I can get on my netbook.

Have Had Installed in the Past:
AdBlockPlus - When I reinstalled #! I was using this but then I felt guilty about basically destroying the revenue source that supports my favorite sites. Yes, I know you can whitelist sites, but after the nth time of doing that after switching distros I just got lazy and stopped...

Omnibar - I used this until I realized it's way easier just to go into about:config and change keyword.url.

LocationBar2 - Like this extension but doesn't really change my life and I've been trying to keep firefox's extensions to a minimum since it already runs like a dog on my netbook.

^^^Ditto for Fission, Downloadstatusbar.

All in One Sidebar - Experimented with this on the netbook and ultimately decided that it was a system hog and really not much more convenient than firefox's defaults. But seriously, firefox needs to get the ability to open bookmark manager, history, and downloads in a tab, which is how chrome handles these things.

Speedial/Fast Dial - These are cool but the thumbnails just don't handle gmail, google reader, well and end up looking really ugly. Firefox could learn so much from Chrome's new tab page...

#18 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Conky Help » 2010-10-22 10:01:18

I hope this isn't against forum rules or bad etiquette or something like that (let me know if it is and I'll cut it out). Bump FGJ!

nwillettjeffries wrote:

Hello.

I'm having some trouble getting my conky bar to stay where I want it. I'm trying to position it right above my tint2 panel in the bottom left of my screen. Like so:
tNXV6ZA
As that screenshot shows, I'm able to get conky where I want temporarily. However, if I restart my session, or killall conky and run my startup script (i'm running two conkys), then conky moves upwards, like so:
tNXV6Zg

Here's my conky config.

# conky configuration
#
# The list of variables has been removed from this file in favour
# of keeping the documentation more maintainable.
# Check http://conky.sf.net for an up-to-date-list.
#
# For ideas about how to modify conky, please see:
# http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic/59/my-conky-config/
#
# For help with conky, please see:
# http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic/2047/conky-help/
#
# Enjoy! :)
##############################################
#  Settings
##############################################
background yes
use_xft yes
xftfont monospace:size=9
xftalpha 1
update_interval 1.0
total_run_times 0
own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type desktop
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
double_buffer yes
minimum_size 200 200
maximum_width 200
draw_shades no
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no
default_color d9d7d6
default_shade_color 000000
default_outline_color d9d7d6
alignment bottom_left
gap_x 9
gap_y -150
no_buffers yes
uppercase no
cpu_avg_samples 2
override_utf8_locale no
##############################################
#  Output
##############################################
TEXT
${color #636363}${font Courier New:pixelsize=16:bold}CPU:${color #636363}${font Courier New:pixelsize=16}${cpu cpu0}% ${color #636363}${font Courier New:pixelsize=16:bold}RAM:${font Courier New:pixelsize=16}$mem

And here's my conky startup script, just in case something in there is causing the problem...

#!/bin/bash
conky -c ~/.conky/.conkyrc_sys &
conky -c ~/.conky/.conkyrc_clock

I'm pretty sure I'm making some simple mistake, but I just can't seem to find it...

#19 Off Topic / General Chat » Where do you get your fonts? » 2010-10-22 09:45:22

nwillettjeffries
Replies: 15

Not sure if this is in the right sub-forum. Could a mod please move this if it's not...

I'm on the prowl for some new fonts and I'm hoping to get the #! community's thoughts on this....
In particular, I'm wondering what font resources people use.
Are there any font packages in Debian Squeeze that you like to install?
What websites do you use for getting free fonts?
Do you ever buy commercial fonts?

#20 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Tint2 Help » 2010-10-22 09:26:25

Hmmm...

On second thought, I can't seem to find the right location to change the sysbar icons for nm-applet and xfce4-power-manager. I'm on Statler A2...

Anyone know where those icons are stored?

#21 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Tint2 Help » 2010-10-21 16:17:07

@anonymous Thanks! Exactly what I needed to know...I can handle it from here...

#22 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Tint2 Help » 2010-10-21 08:15:16

How does one change the icons that Tint2 uses in its systray?

I know it's possible because I've seen screenshots where people have done it. For instance, Wiscot does it here:
http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic … d/page/11/

#23 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Conky Help » 2010-10-19 10:53:45

Hello.

I'm having some trouble getting my conky bar to stay where I want it. I'm trying to position it right above my tint2 panel in the bottom left of my screen. Like so:
tNXV6ZA
As that screenshot shows, I'm able to get conky where I want temporarily. However, if I restart my session, or killall conky and run my startup script (i'm running two conkys), then conky moves upwards, like so:
tNXV6Zg

Here's my conky config.

# conky configuration
#
# The list of variables has been removed from this file in favour
# of keeping the documentation more maintainable.
# Check http://conky.sf.net for an up-to-date-list.
#
# For ideas about how to modify conky, please see:
# http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic/59/my-conky-config/
#
# For help with conky, please see:
# http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic/2047/conky-help/
#
# Enjoy! :)
##############################################
#  Settings
##############################################
background yes
use_xft yes
xftfont monospace:size=9
xftalpha 1
update_interval 1.0
total_run_times 0
own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type desktop
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
double_buffer yes
minimum_size 200 200
maximum_width 200
draw_shades no
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no
default_color d9d7d6
default_shade_color 000000
default_outline_color d9d7d6
alignment bottom_left
gap_x 9
gap_y -150
no_buffers yes
uppercase no
cpu_avg_samples 2
override_utf8_locale no
##############################################
#  Output
##############################################
TEXT
${color #636363}${font Courier New:pixelsize=16:bold}CPU:${color #636363}${font Courier New:pixelsize=16}${cpu cpu0}% ${color #636363}${font Courier New:pixelsize=16:bold}RAM:${font Courier New:pixelsize=16}$mem

And here's my conky startup script, just in case something in there is causing the problem...

#!/bin/bash
conky -c ~/.conky/.conkyrc_sys &
conky -c ~/.conky/.conkyrc_clock

I'm pretty sure I'm making some simple mistake, but I just can't seem to find it...

#24 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [Solved] Autoremoved Network Manager... » 2010-10-19 10:17:57

@pvsage Thanks! I was going to ask if I needed to file a bug, but it seems that it's known.

Gonna mark this solved...

#25 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » [Solved] Autoremoved Network Manager... » 2010-10-19 05:24:00

nwillettjeffries
Replies: 2

Hrm. This morning I ran

sudo apt-get autoremove

It seems to have decided I don't need network manager big_smile There's so much to love about #!, but apt-get < pacman...

Looking at my dpkg.log is seems to be network-manager-gnome that was uninstalled...So I've reinstalled it.

sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome

Also, once installed, am I going to need to restore/change/otherwise mess with any configs?

Thanks!

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