Thursday, May 26, 2011

Change computer name in Arch

Change computer name: got as root to etc/rc.conf
Edit it with your fav text editor:
HOSTNAME="archbang" to
HOSTNAME="preferred_name"

If you have configured your hosts file (also in /etc) and it is different from the default:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost

you might to have to adapt that to the new settings.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

gnome 3 video on Fedora 15

Just skip the first five minutes, which is not so interesting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joBXc3IGRBw

Saturday, May 14, 2011

ob-autostart gives simple GUI start up editor for openbox

Gives you a interface for editing openbox autostart.sh

Trying to save some of AdComps work now his site is down.
I put up this script here: http://pastebin.com/012YgXTk

Howto :
* download script
* chmod
* copy to /usr/local/bin


And add this as first line to .config/openbox/autostart.sh:

ob-autostart -d &

Thursday, May 12, 2011

install adeskbar or adeskmenu

AdComp , one of my fav programmers, who made adesk-menu, adeskbar and madbox has disappeared from the internet radar; his site is down.
Lets hope this will be only a temporarily loss.
Try adeskmenu: info: http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic/5769/adesk-menu-a-menu-for-your-systray/
download: http://www.cstrois-lacs.qc.ca/chenebleu/informatique/images/partageeleve//pierre_morissette_adesk-menu.zip
and install instructions:
after download extract and put it as root in /usr/bin/
make it executable: sudo chmod a+x /usr/bin/adesk-menu
Edit with leafpad /home/user/.config/openbox/autostart.sh
add this line: adesk-menu &
Restart openbox or reboot and it will show up on the right in your taskbar.
In this scenario you also have to put the two png files in the same folder; if you don't like that , you can put it in a folder adesk-menu with the two images in it in usr/share and make a symbolic link to usr/bin: ln -s /usr/share/adesk-menu/adesk-menu /usr/bin/adesk-menu


I used it in tint before using adeskbar, that is the finest, unobtrusive dock and menu you can think of.
http://www6.frugalware.org/mirrors/linux/frugalware/frugalware-testing/source/xapps-extra/adeskbar/ (versie4.2)

Versie 4.3 in deb: deb conversion: http://rghost.net/5408430

If you have problems starting it:
Simply edit the first line of /usr/bin/adeskbar file
#!/usr/bin/python
to
#!/usr/bin/python2

Monday, May 9, 2011

Moonlight voor Uitzendinggemist of Cultura in Firefox/Chrome

How to activate Moonlight 2.0 in google-chrome?
Just extract the contents of the plugins folder in the .xpi archive (http://www.go-mono.com/moonlight/download.aspx to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/. I just tried it and it works.
On another installation I had to put it in /home/user/.mozilla/plugins/moonlight/silverlight-media-pack-linux-x64-21-1.so
I had to install the codecs as root via sudo firefox

Alternative
Most of the time gecko-mediaplayer will be a good alternative if you don't want to use closed, propriety software.
sudo pacman -S gecko-mediaplayer

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