Tuesday, August 30, 2011

problem with nvidia after aptosid update

Got this error: Add --ignoreABI to server
Found solution here
After X failed load with an ABI error following a D-U today I added these three lines to my 20-nividia.conf

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "IgnoreABI" "True"

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Always (dist) upgrade aptosid after first logging out as user

At least once a month you should follow this procedure:

NEVER EVER do a dist-upgrade nor upgrade whilst in X
Always check Current Warnings on the aptosid main web site. The warnings are there for a reason due to the very nature of unstable (Debian sid), which also updates 4 times per day.

Log out of Openbox.
Go to Textmode by doing Ctrl+Alt+F1
logon as root,
and then type:
init 3
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get clean
init 5 && exit

Or first download the necessary files logged in and then upgrade:

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade -d # download but don't install yet

init 3 (terminal mode)

apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get clean

NEVER DIST-UPGRADE [or UPGRADE] with adept, synaptic or aptitude

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Install and use openteacher in Arch

More info about this program: http://openteacher.org/

Installation after download: Go to download folder in terminal and do:
#pacman -U openteacher-2.0-1-any.pkg.tar.xz
Go as root to usr/bin/ , open openteacher with leafpad or alike and change
It will work now

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Change slim login background image

copy (as root) any background you like to /usr/share/slim/themes/archbang
make sure your picture is named background.png or it won't work.

If you like another theme just copy (as root) any theme folder to /usr/share/slim/themes

2. edit /etc/slim.conf
edit current_theme to your new theme

then logout to check

Monday, August 8, 2011

Integrate adesk-menu in tint2

Source: http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic/14259/my-little-adeskmenu-project/

All you need is the single page menu script and a .desktop pointing to it.
Here is the code for the menu script:


and here is the .desktop file.

[Desktop Entry]


Make the menu script executable and move it to /usr/bin "sudo chmod +x adesk-menu2 && sudo mv adesk-menu2 /usr/bin/"
After that put the .desktop file somewhere like ~/.scripts and point tint2 to it. After that you should be good to go. By default the menu opens in the top left corner of the screen. If you need to adjust where
the menu opens edit line 369 in the script.

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