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elroy


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PostPosted: Thu 30 Aug 2012, 10:40    Post subject: XfcePowerTools  

I've released a new version of the XfcePowerTools pet that fixes the localization error and a minor .desktop file adjustment. Also redesigned the layout to hopefully be easier to find items and be more visually appealing.

Details available at Saluki-Linux.

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PostPosted: Fri 31 Aug 2012, 07:46    Post subject:
Subject description: Xmenumaker 2.6.7
 

Edit: 06/09/2012

Updated to version 2.6.9

The inbuilt editor is now disabled if there is no locale with UFT-8 support.

Added a reset to default for the inbuilt editors color and font settings.

Please test, as before it should be ok, I've tested numerous times.


Here is my latest attempt with xmenumaker, this version has a number of new features and a renewed text editor built with yad.

To begin with this version relies on locale settings to enable the text editor to function correctly.

if you generally don't use .UFT-8 then you will have to enable it once then you can disable it again,
this will be listed in /usr/lib/locale.

Typing locale -a in the terminal will list the locale types, there should be two for your locale one having .UFT-8

Code:
 # locale -a
C
en_AU
en_AU.utf8
en_US
POSIX

This is needed else the editor won't be able save all character sets and will possibly break the desktop files.

features of the text editor are the ability to change background and text color as well as the font.

I tried a different approach with this by saving the configuration settings back to xmenumaker thus no separate config file, this appears to work fine.

If you wish you can opt to use the system default text editor and bypass the yad editor by selecting the checkbox.

Added a undo button, this will allow for either the delete or edit's last action to be restored.

On the side menu are buttons to copy to desktop, hide or show a menu entry and add or remove from the Favorites menu.

To use these features a custom-xfce-applications.menu is used, which can be placed anywhere that you wish.

To switch to the custom menu, right-click the Saluki icon on the taskbar and select Properties, Use custom menu file,
then navigate to the custom-xfce-applications.menu where ever you have placed it, I keep mine in /root/.config

Extract the two .directory files, place them in /usr/share/desktop-directories, one for a Development menu the other Favorites menu.

At the moment there are no icons in the Desktop icon switcher allocated from these menu entries,
so I've selcted them from the hicolor theme.

The main Gui as also changed slightly, with error messages for all main entries, the categories now has a full list of entries to choose from, new layout cleaner look.

I will call this more of a version for testing to get some feedback on it's functionality and any bugs, though it should be bug free.

I would suggest at the lest to backup your applications directory.

Or try this with a new save file, I'd hate for anyone to wreck their installation.


At present there is no list for the hidden menu entries, I will add a button to list them in the next version.
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep 2012, 06:21    Post subject:  

I am currently testing 23 on an Asus eeePC 701, booting from sD card. Seems to work for the most part, but there is a possible bug.

It will not unmount this USB stick I have. Tried about 5 or 7 times, sometimes it even crashes the o.s. altogether.

I'll eventually test with another USB stick, but I would like to say that there is nothing wrong with the one that is making Saluki crash, it works in any and every other o.s., including Windows, MacOS, Ubuntu, several Puppies, Slax, etc.

Strangely enough, my USB hard drive unmounts properly.
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep 2012, 09:35    Post subject:  

Sometimes when I try to change directory to /mnt/home, no file shows up. It seems to be unmounted, but when I quit Saluki, the pupsave file can be saved properly.

I am using Saluki on an Eeepc 900

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep 2012, 14:36    Post subject:  

mini-jaguar wrote:
It will not unmount this USB stick I have. Tried about 5 or 7 times, sometimes it even crashes the o.s. altogether.

Does it make any difference which usb port you use? I have an Acer netbook which behaves differently on one of the ports. Also, what method do you use for the unmount?
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep 2012, 22:27    Post subject:  

where are the default xfce4 menu categories defined? i understood that no custom categories were defined as i cannot find anything in the ./config folder

thanks
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep 2012, 00:03    Post subject:  

briefly explained - i want to know where i can edit menu items like

about xfce
partview
pmount
...

which are note available with a .desktop file under /usr/share/applications
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep 2012, 01:38    Post subject:  

sakamoto wrote:
where are the default xfce4 menu categories defined? i understood that no custom categories were defined as i cannot find anything in the ./config folder

thanks


Default xfce4 menu categories are here /etc/xdg/menus/xfce-applications.menu

The corresponding .directory files here /usr/share/desktop-directories

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep 2012, 02:01    Post subject:  

Downloaded Saluki 023 yesterday:
WOW What a Wonderful Puplet that is: Smile
Extra Ordinary work done by: Jemimah, and all the other great developers
of Puppy Linux Who are always ready to help you when ever You want Smile.
Once again very best of luck to Puppy Linux Team for future releases:
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep 2012, 02:42    Post subject:  

hello every one:
I am facing a little bit problem in setting a screen resolution:
When ever I set a screen resolution as 1024x768, it will reset automatically
to 1280x960 when I restart my system. Means I have to set screen resolution on every boot.
Note: I m using FRUGAL Installation:
Thnx in advance.
UMAIR

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep 2012, 03:22    Post subject:  

sakamoto wrote:
briefly explained - i want to know where i can edit menu items like

about xfce
partview
pmount
...

which are note available with a .desktop file under /usr/share/applications


I'm not quite sure what you are wanting here, you need to use a text editor, use geany text editor in Saluki or the inbuilt editor with xmenumaker posted here, though that does require that uft-8 for your locale is in /usr/lib/locale.

There is no GUI editor for .desktop files, though I will be looking into that soon.

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep 2012, 09:37    Post subject: non-persistent screen resolution  

Hi umair,

You can force a screen resolution that you know to already work by editing the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Probably a good idea to back up your savefile first before doing this.

At the bottom of the file should be a “Screen” section. Change “Modes” from 1280x960 to 1024x768. Save the file and reboot.

Code:
Section "Screen"
   Identifier "Screen0"
#   Device     "Card0"
   Monitor    "Monitor0"
   DefaultDepth 24
   #Option         "metamodes" "1280x960_60 +0+0" #METAMODES_0
   Subsection "Display"
      Depth       24
      #Modes       "1280x960" #screen0modes
      Modes       "1024x768" #screen0modes
   EndSubsection
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep 2012, 11:47    Post subject:  

greengeek wrote:
mini-jaguar wrote:
It will not unmount this USB stick I have. Tried about 5 or 7 times, sometimes it even crashes the o.s. altogether.

Does it make any difference which usb port you use? I have an Acer netbook which behaves differently on one of the ports. Also, what method do you use for the unmount?
No, makes absolutely no difference. I tried all three ports and it bugs every time.

On the other hand, if I use the same eeePC and boot another o.s., for example Puppeee, it works fine, so there is nothing really wrong with the stick which is malfunctioning in Saluki.

Strangely enough, I tried another USB stick in Saluki, a bigger one, I think 2 giga or something and it works. The only possible reason I can think of for the stick which isn't working is that it's only 500Mb and older and there's something missing in Saluki, because it works fine in other distros.

First attachment shows what it does if I try to unmount it.

If I press "EXIT" it shows the second screenshot. (Never mind that it's not a Saluki 23 wallpaper, it IS 23)

Pressing "KILL" goes to the command line, but sometimes reboots the whole computer altogether, even if not asked to do so. Typing "xwin" will get back in, if not shutting down, but the USB stick will still bug.

Also, one time I had the malfunctioning stick in, and stuck the stick which is working properly in Saluki in another USB slot, and Saluki didn't even recognise it's there.

Another time with the malfunctioning stick I tried shutting down, Saluki displayed "Saluki is now shutting down..." for a long time but wouldn't shut down.
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep 2012, 14:25    Post subject:  

Not in Saluki atm but the kill screen in such cases is not a very good idea at all . If PID nr ' 1 ' shows then it does the same when i do a

kill 1 `pidof whateverprogram`

accidentally forgetting the ' - ' dash before the ' 1 ' .

PID nr 1 is busybox init and killing that would normally result in immediate reboot .

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Problem : If i mount a filesystem on the sdc1 like an old pup-safe.2fs file, i often get that kill-xmessage when i forget to unmount that first prior . Attached screenshot shows my implementation .

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Problem : Programs that keep the filesystem busy like acpid or desktop-window-manager special sub-programs ( like e17 for example has a temperature module that runs a sub-program ) which prevents the umount -ar of '/' to read-only mode at the end of rc.shutdown if the wmexit,wmreboot,wmpoweroff,restartwm scripts are not adapted for that to kill that process . I can also think of unforeseen additional installed features by the user .
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep 2012, 15:39    Post subject:  

mini-jaguar wrote:
The only possible reason I can think of for the stick which isn't working is that it's only 500Mb and older and there's something missing in Saluki, because it works fine in other distros.
Just a couple of thoughts:
1) Is the behaviour the same when you unmount by rightclicking the desktop icon for that stick, or by using pmount from the menu? (rather than doing it with the file manager open...)
2) Do you have access to a usb hub that you could put between the stick and the eeepc usb port? Maybe there is some oddity about how Saluki drives the hardware of the usb port and a separate hub might "insulate" the stick. I have seen some slow sticks confuse the booting of Saluki so maybe Saluki code is "too fast" for some hardware, or less tolerant of read/write delays at some times.
3) Just noticed that your sdc1 icon is labelled as a "usb disk" where the others are not, The usb sticks on my Saluki 23 install dont show as "usb disk" either. Maybe that stick is formatted in a different way somehow? Maybe the mbr structure is different? Was it created with something like bootflash or mbr.bin originally? I guess you could try changing the format of the mbr, although that might change the symptom and lose the opportunity of identifying what Saluki is doing differently.
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