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runtt21


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PostPosted: Sun 21 Nov 2010, 19:31    Post subject:  

How to check Free space in the save file. First load the systray module. Menu-settings-Modules. In the window that opens scroll down to the shelf category And load systray.



Then add it to a shelf.Right click on the shelf,Then contents. Find systray in the next window and click add gadget.



This will show you puppy's tray apps .



Or on the right side shelf.



I keep this module loaded all the time but I only use it when want to check on my free space.I dont use it all the time.I cant theme it or change the background.The right side shelf is only on the first desktop .Systray will show up on all the others even though they don't have that shelf.
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Nov 2010, 03:52    Post subject:  

Thanks for the Systray hint, runtt21!
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Nov 2010, 09:16    Post subject:  Conky and Urxvt terminal transparency in Macpup 511  

Hi all.
I'm going to explain the way I did it to obtain a transparent Conky in Macpup. As a bonus, I'll show you the way to make transparent the Urxvt terminal at the end of this post.

A.- Installing qiv.
Qiv is a very small and pretty fast gdk/Imlib image viewer. it will be used as a canvas for Conky and Urxvt.

1.- Open the Puppy package manager (Applications -> Setup -> Puppy package manager).
2.- Click on Configure package manager button at the bottom left corner.
3.- In the Choose repositories section, mark the boxes of the ubuntu repositories (main, multiverse and universe) and click OK.
4.- Close the Puppy package manager and reopen it, so it reflects the new added repositories.
5.- In the Find field at the bottom left corner type qiv and click on the Go button.
6.- The program will show you only one result: qiv_2.2.2-1. Install it and the dependencies (libimlib2 and libmagic1)
7.- Finally, the program tells you it's gonna install the following packages:
- qiv_2.2.2-1
- libimlib2_1.4.2-5build1
- libmagic1_5.03
The final size once installed is 3Mb, not so much.
8.- Click on Download and install all packages.

B.- Installing Conky

1.- Go back to the Puppy package manager and In the Find field at the bottom left corner type conky and click on the Go button.
2.- The search gives you four packages, choose conky-all_1.8.0 and install it as before.

C.- Setting up a startup file

1.- Create a new text file in /root/Startup/ and name it as you like, in my case conkyBoot.
2.- Open it with Geany and write the following:
Code:
#!/bin/bash
qiv -z /root/background.jpg
conky -d

Save the file.
3.- Make the file executable. Open a terminal and write
Code:
chmod a+x /root/Startup/conkyBoot


D.- Setting up Qiv
Qiv needs to have the same background as your window manager. If you are using an image in, lets say, /root/images/ called wallpaper.jpg, you got 2 options:

1.- Change the second line in conkyBoot from qiv -z /root/background.jpg to qiv -z /root/images/wallpaper.jpg
2.- Make a simbolic link of the wallpaper.jpg file and put it in /root, then rename the link to background.jpg.
If you want to use a background from a jed file, see a previous post by CatDude that shows how to extract the background from it, though it would be easier if Runtt21 provide us with the background images as jpg or png.http://murga-linux.com/puppy/images/icons/icon10.gif

E.- Setting up Conky..
In plain, conky saves its configuration in a file named .conkyrc in /root. As it begins with a . it's a hidden file so you'll have to press the eye icon in rox to be able to see it. If you haven't run conky before don't worry, it doesn't exist.

1.- Open Geany and open /root/.conkyrc or create a new file if it doesn't exist and save it as .conkyrc in /root.
2.- The settings relative to the display settings that I use are these:
Code:
# Conky configuration
background yes
# Text
uppercase no
override_utf8_locale yes
font Sansation:style=Light size=10
use_xft yes
xftfont Metro
# Window
own_window yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
own_window_transparent yes
double_buffer yes
total_run_times 0
update_interval 1.0
minimun_size 250 600
draw_shades yes
draw_outline no
draw_graph_borders yes
stippled_borders 1
border_margin 1
border_width 1
alignment bottom_right
gap_x 4
gap_y 4
no_buffers yes
uppercase no
user_spacer yes

That will give you a transparent conky display aligned to the bottom right. You can find the fonts I use here: http://www.fontsquirrel.com/. Look for Metro and Sansation.

3.-If you got blank .conkyrc file copy the previous code to your file. Also add this to have something to show.
Code:
TEXT
${font Metro:size=10}${color6}    .: Conky & MacPup :.
${font Sansation:size=10}${color}S.O. $sysname $kernel ${color} in ${color}${machine}
${color}PC: ${color}${pre_exec cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep 'model name' | sort -u | cut -c14-33,44-60}
${color1}${font Metro:size=30}${time %k:%M} ${goto 180}${color}${font Metro:size=10}${time %d/%b/%Y}
 ${font Sansation:size=10} ${color}Uptime: $uptime

${color4}${font Metro:size=10}Monitors${voffset 1}${hr 0}

${color4}CPU 1: ${color}${cpu cpu0}% ${color4}${goto 175}CPU 2: ${color}${cpu cpu1}%
${color2}${cpugraph cpu0 25,150 ffaa00 aaffff}${goto 175}${color2}${cpugraph cpu1 25,150 ffaa00 aaffff}
${color4}${font Metro:size=8}Ram : ${font Sansation:size=10}${color}$mem in use           ${color}$memmax total
${color4}${font Metro:size=10}${goto 50}$memperc% ${font Sansation:size=10}${membar}
${color4}${font Metro:size=8}Swap: ${font Sansation:size=10}${color}$swap${color1} / ${color}$swapmax ${color} - ${color4}$swapperc% ${swapbar}
${color4}${font Metro:size=8}Charge:${font Sansation:size=10} ${color}(${color}$loadavg${color})
${color4}${font Metro:size=8}Processes: ${font Sansation:size=10}${color}$processes ${color}Running: ${color}$running_processes


4.- Conky itself exceeds the goal of this post, so I'll keep on. Save the file
5.- Copy the ttf and otf font files, if you have downloaded them, to /root/.fonts. If that directory doesn't exist, create it.

F.- Making Urxvt Terminal transparent.
The good thing about using qiv, probably it happens the same with the solution stated by CatDude, is that also helps to make Urxvt transparent.
You got to edit the file /root/.Xdefaults. These are my settings:
Code:
rxvt.keysym.0xFF50: \033[1~
rxvt.keysym.0xFF57: \033[4~
rxvt.saveLines: 500
rxvt.font: x:7x14,xft:mono
rxvt.boldFont: x:7x14,xft:mono
rxvt.italicFont: xft:mono:italic:autohint=true
rxvt*background: black
rxvt*foreground: #00ff00
rxvt*scrollBar: false
rxvt*transparent: true
rxvt*inheritPixmap: true
rxvt*tintColor: black
rxvt*shading: 80

You control the transparency level with the parameter rxvt*shading. 100 means transparent and 0 opaque.

Now just restart X and there you are. Conky and Urxvt with transparency.
Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Nov 2010, 17:13    Post subject:
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txemijendrix thanks, looks great conky and urxvt terminal, very nice:)

edit:
I followed your instructions and install conky very well, actually see the transparency, Smile , but with urxvt not work for me, instead of being transparent background is pink, and look at the file. Xdefaults. but is equal to the sample.

thanks and forgive my English with google translator;)
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Nov 2010, 18:50    Post subject:  

txemijendrix ,Sir,Thank you very much!!!

Saw this on twitter,Had to use google translate on it .Cool review:

http://www.linux-community.de/Internal/Artikel/Online-Artikel/Kurztest-Macpup-511-mit-Enlightenment?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Still At #3 today but we gained some ground on mint.[/url]
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Nov 2010, 19:03    Post subject:  

This is the How to for shelves. Just adding a little more info to what is in the first post of the thread.You use the Shelf settings window to set up and configure your shelves.Menu-settings-shelves You set the size,background,position,setting for apps being over or under it, And if you want it on all or just one desktop here.As a personal rule If I want a shelf on just one desktop I set it up while I am on that desktop.

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Nov 2010, 19:14    Post subject:  

Hi,

I am under the impression (1) that Macpup is a Puppy and (2) further that it is based upon Lupu 5.1.1 and (3) even further that despite its attractiveness and obvious attraction it does neither more nor less than Lupu 5.1.1.

If am correct (even in my first point) does this not mean that Puppies are collectively the outright stars of the Linux ratings for the last seven days?

My regards

Added after reflection:

(1) 2,722 views 'buntus as a group
(2) 2,165 views Puppies as a group
(3) 1,848 views Mint
then 1,384 views Fedora (part of a group ?)


Fire and rain
with congratulations to BarryK
and all his dedicated Puppy followers
including the Macpup and Lupu teams.

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Nov 2010, 21:11    Post subject:
Subject description: sound settings
 

I am having an issue with the sound. how do i increase the buffering? mplayer is what i am trying to use.
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Nov 2010, 21:13    Post subject: Runt's Generic smart alec answer LOL  

Lupu can't do fire and rain at the same time..... Laughing



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PostPosted: Mon 22 Nov 2010, 21:14    Post subject:  

@maxpro4u I don't know I haven't used Mplayer in forever.


http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/documentation.html

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/index.html

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/faq.html
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Nov 2010, 23:08    Post subject:  

@Runtt- In response to your post a few pages back I'm curious,what do you foresee for macpup in the future? The most complete e17 puppy distro, or the most compatible e17 puppy disto?
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Nov 2010, 18:39    Post subject:  

That depends on what all you mean like that. I would like to have a pure e17 distro with out any other wm's But I may not do that. There have been times in older macpup when something would run better in jwm than e17.But who knows..... They have so much stuff for e17 now, a webkit browser and media player, etc . That stuff may be more than I can pull off.My main goal is to have macpup continue. I had so many problems with the last 3-4 snapshots in 4.3.1 ,That is why it took 6 months for a new macpup to get built. I really thought that macpup was coming to an end.If not for 01micko tipping me off to lupu , This projects could have been Done.

And now our little macpup is in a dog fight at DW,only 65 hits out of first place.
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Nov 2010, 18:53    Post subject:  

Today a little info about themes and backgrounds.

Personal themes/backgrounds are in /root/.e/e/themes or backgrounds.
System themes /backgrounds are in /usr/share/enlightenment/data/themes or backgrounds.

Dont remove the system themes. E uses these if the theme you are using is missing parts like a clock....

[please note this is only for mp 511]Most backgrounds will still work after you run edje_convert on them. For example take a background PUP1.edj .Put it some where you can work on it like /root/working , open rox there and run edje_convert PUP1.edj after that move it where it goes and run it.

Use menu -settings-themes or wallpapers to change stuff.



If you want to use your own background ,put the png or jpeg where you can find it .Then open the wallpaper settings window and click on picture. Then in the window that opens go find and select it .You then get some options to pick from after that it will build a .edj file for you and install it.

If you click on the advanced button you can chose to have the background only on one desktop or all of them.



After using edje_convert on an old background..


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Nov 2010, 15:23    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello,
Runtt21, I tried something today...Compositing..
Normally a hassle on my old i810..(wont run Compiz)
Well...

WOW...E-17 has some slick effects I never new about...
Just dont enable "Gadgets" with composite on...Kills E...
I`m gonna play with this and get back... Cool

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Nov 2010, 15:32    Post subject:  some answers and a logo idea  

@cgt_1991: I don't know why are you getting the hotpink screen in Urxvt. I always run Macpup with Xorg and 24 bits depth color. Maybe it's related to your problem, but I'm just guessing.
@runtt21: You are welcome. I'm enjoying this distro a lot Smile

By the way, I've just made a logo for Macpup; maybe you'll find it interesting.
It's a first try, just an idea I've had and I wanted to share it.

Bye.
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