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'lina-lite - version 005
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sheldonisaac

Joined: 21 Jun 2009
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Location: Philadelphia, PA

PostPosted: Wed 12 Dec 2012, 10:04    Post subject: Re: 'lina-lite - version 004
Subject description: file associations
 

elroy wrote:
nano isn't a part of lina-lite. mp is from the terminal, as is leafpad (in 004). However, the mime-handling isn't correct. You'd have to edit the /usr/loca/bin/defaulttexteditor to something like the following for leafpad to correctly open text files:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
exec leafpad "$@"
Thanks much.

Please see here:
Code:

~> which defaulttexteditor
/usr/local/bin/defaulttexteditor

~> more /usr/local/bin/defaulttexteditor
#!/bin/sh
exec /usr/bin/nano "$@"

~> ls -l /usr/bin/nano
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 158660 2011-11-29 13:10 /usr/bin/nano
 


Quote:
You probably don't want to remove any menu entry to "Open with other application...".
Being that lina-lite doesn't include default applications (other than leafpad) you may need this option to correctly handle the mime-types of your installed apps.

Sorry, I didn't phrase it correctly; I certainly don't want to remove that option.
Quote:
EDIT: if you wish for more automation concerning this subject, I'd highly suggest that you use Carolina instead of lina-lite.

Not sure what you mean: I like your idea of lina-lite , and I like it and how it works.
I realize you intended it for those who like to tinker. If someone will just point me to info on a few of the tinkering techniques, I will be very grateful.
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rg66


Joined: 23 Jul 2012
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Dec 2012, 15:23    Post subject:  

Added elementary desktop icon theme amongst other things and did a custom rebuild. Booted into my new lite and it was showing the default Nuovo icons. Played around a bit and nothing.

Did another custom build and noticed it wasn't putting the /usr/local/lib/pixmaps folder in the adrive although the theme was there. Added it manually and rebuilt. Booted into my new new lite and the desktop was using the icons but the menu was using the default Nuovo icons. Played around a bit and nothing.

I manually removed the pixmap folder from the main sfs and the desktop was showing the proper icons again but the menu was showing grey square icons. After pulling out what was left of my hair, I manually removed the pixmaps folder and the Nuovo theme from the main sfs and replaced them with elementary. This finally fixed the problem.

For some unknown reason the menu was only using the pixmaps folder from the main sfs. Is this because the pixmaps and theme folders were on the adrive previously? Could this be a custom builder issue? Or is there some config file somewhere that I can't find?

Sorry for the long post.

Edit: After looking at the pictures again, shutdown, find etc....are using the proper icons, only the categories aren't.
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Marv


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Location: SW Wisconsin

PostPosted: Thu 13 Dec 2012, 13:21    Post subject: panel-plugin-mount custom command  

Attached is a pet for further testing. It eliminates the need for a custom mount command in the xfce4 panel mounter plugin. All the custom command did was make mount points for fixed disks in the system. The rules in udev handled the removable storage. It puts a tiny executable script in /root/Startup that makes mount points for all disks listed in fstab at boot. No conflict with the custom command or the pup-volume-monitor as they all check for existing mount points. It should simplify the maintenance of the panel mounter.
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elroy


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PostPosted: Fri 14 Dec 2012, 00:30    Post subject: Re: 'lina-lite - version 004
Subject description: file associations
 

sheldonisaac wrote:
I realize you intended it for those who like to tinker. If someone will just point me to info on a few of the tinkering techniques, I will be very grateful.


Sorry, not trying to damper your curiosity. I should have hooked up the leafpad mime-handling in the 1st place. Essentially, if you add an application to lite you'll need to manually add the mime-handling. Once you've added the main applications that you wish to include (pets, sfs files) go into the Control Panel --> Software --> Default Programs Chooser. Some of the fields are pre-filled, but not accurate, because most (if not all) are not included in lite. You'll need to put the ones you wish to use in the appropriate fields. If you choose not to include an app for a particular field, you can erase what's in the edit box for that particular entry.

You can also use the right-click menus' Open With Other Application command to navigate to an app for a particular file type, and make that app the default app for handling that file type.
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elroy


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PostPosted: Fri 14 Dec 2012, 00:40    Post subject: Re: panel-plugin-mount custom command  

Marv wrote:
Attached is a pet for further testing. It eliminates the need for a custom mount command in the xfce4 panel mounter plugin. All the custom command did was make mount points for fixed disks in the system. The rules in udev handled the removable storage. It puts a tiny executable script in /root/Startup that makes mount points for all disks listed in fstab at boot. No conflict with the custom command or the pup-volume-monitor as they all check for existing mount points. It should simplify the maintenance of the panel mounter.


This is working great for me. I created a new file in /root/.config/xfce4/panel to replace the old xfce4-mount-plugin-9.rc file to make use of Marv's script. It also displays a message box when a device is mounted.
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec 2012, 02:40    Post subject: uninstall pets  

If you're like me and are always adding and removing pets, it can be a bit of a pain to wait for the package manager to update and then have to open the uninstall window.

To relieve my impatience I have created a pet that will open an uninstall window for fast and easy removal of user installed .pet packages. I've also added a few handy buttons. There will be a menu entry in system but creating a desktop shortcut or panel launcher is even better. Made for lina/lite but should work in Saluki (not tested). It even uninstalls itself!

Edit: I've changed the name and added a different icon so not to confuse it with a .pet package.
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elroy


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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec 2012, 03:11    Post subject: 'lina-lite - version 005 released  

'lina-lite-005 is now available. Please see the first post on this thread for the download link.

This version of lite contains bug fixes and a few script enhancements to work better with a wider variety of hardware.
It's also smaller than previous versions of lite.

The short range plan for lite is to continue to make it smaller. The long range plan is up in the air, but I've been considering the possibility of making an alternative version of lite down the road that consists of an adrive populated with very small versions of the basic packages found on most distros (browser, text editor, media player, etc.). I've been considering this in order to create a more newbie-friendly light weight puppy that makes use of the xfce window manager. However, I intend to keep lite (sans-packages) separate for those that wish to have a stripped-down base to build upon. But that's putting the cart before the horse. For now I'll be concentrating on making lite smaller while maintaining stability.

As always, suggestions are welcome.

Happy Holidays everyone!
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Sage

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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec 2012, 04:44    Post subject:  

Quote:
smaller than previous versions of lite.

... continue to make it smaller

Steady on old chap! You're beginning to think like a rational person!
Good luck and thanks a $bn; will try to do as much as my limited It ability allows.
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sheldonisaac

Joined: 21 Jun 2009
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Location: Philadelphia, PA

PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec 2012, 10:26    Post subject: Re: 'lina-lite - version 005 released  

elroy wrote:
'lina-lite-005 is now available. Please see the first post on this thread for the download link.
Happy Holidays everyone!


Got it, works fine.

Thanks much, and best wishes.

Sheldon
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mavrothal


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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec 2012, 13:26    Post subject: Re: 'lina-lite - version 005 released  

elroy wrote:
The long range plan is up in the air, but I've been considering the possibility of making an alternative version of lite down the road that consists of an adrive populated with very small versions of the basic packages found on most distros (browser, text editor, media player, etc.). I've been considering this in order to create a more newbie-friendly light weight puppy that makes use of the xfce window manager.


That sounds a lot like saluki-024 Wink
I'm sure jemimah will be happy to see that project going on too.
It might also help consolidating the repos.

Season greetings

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Marv


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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec 2012, 13:49    Post subject: Re: 'lina-lite - version 005 released  

elroy wrote:
'lina-lite-005 is now available. Please see the first post on this thread for the download link.


Hi elroy,

Got it ok and posting from it with my std office+ sfs. Opened it up and walked around inside a bit. It looks tight and sound. Runs that way too! Only changes I made are purely personal preference things. Having launchers for the pkg manager and the cpanel on the desktop fits 'lina well I think. My turn to be buried in snow Shocked

Thanks and Merry Christmas

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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec 2012, 15:40    Post subject:  

Works just fine, thanks. Subjective, but every time you reduce the resource requirement it seems faster.
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec 2012, 21:28    Post subject: 'lina-lite - version 005  

I did a manual frugal install of linalite 005 to my emachines D620
laptop.
I added firefox and several other pets from ppm, and added vlc 2.0.5
and some other stuff.
It's working well.
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James C


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec 2012, 01:52    Post subject:  

Since smaller is good in an operating system for older hardware.......manual frugal install on my old Athlon XP box.Everything was working ootb, added a few pets and no problems yet.Looking good.
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec 2012, 02:09    Post subject: custom-builder-10  

I've added a new version of the custom-builder to the Carolina repository. It now gives you the option of whether or not you'd like to save your xfce settings, and also fixes a couple bugs.

In previous versions, when asked if you'd like to save your desktop icons, whether or not you chose yes or no it would save them. Also in previous versions, when asked if you'd like to save your personal settings, whether or not you chose yes or no the save personal settings dialog would appear. Both of these should now work as expected.
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