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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.

Surprisingly, Krita from an unofficial Ubuntu's repo seems to work better than Debian's official

Posted 08-16-2015 at 12:42 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-16-2015 at 12:46 PM by the dsc

Krita "lemon", from some unofficial "neon" project, of Ubuntu, but running on Debian testing/Sid/Stretch.

I know it goes against all sorts of recommendations from both Debian and Ubuntu, perhaps even computing in general, but it seems to work fine so far.

The official version was quite slow to start up (to the point that sometimes I thought it simply wasn't going to ever start). And maybe it's just a difference between the versions (2.8 vs 2.9),...
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[solved] HTML5 Youtube with no video on Firefox/Iceweasel, in Debian testing/Stretch

Posted 08-10-2015 at 01:04 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-10-2015 at 01:05 AM by the dsc

Googling a little bit about, some solutions to the same symptoms pointed to needing to install something like gstreamer-ffmpeg. But not only that's unavailable in the latest Debian testing (Stretch), but it seems it's the other way around: for me it started to work again when I deactivated something related to gstreamer on about:config.

Doing so doesn't seem to have affected anything else (namely flash videos). But I feel that now HTML5 on youtube is somewhat heavier, buy maybe it...
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Rar extraction via pcmanfm context menu apparently requires file-roller on Debian

Posted 05-20-2014 at 01:09 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags debian, pcmanfm, rar

The title pretty much describes all that's to say about it.

Reading other forum I was left with the impression that xarchiver + unrar would suffice, but apparently it doesn't, at least in Debian Testing, May 2014.
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Possible bug with Debian's Konqueror/Dolphin/KDE and zip extraction, and how to fix

Posted 05-09-2014 at 02:39 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 05-10-2014 at 01:38 PM by the dsc
Tags bug, debian, kde, zip

I noticed that there was no longer the "extract" context submenu for zip files after one of the last updates. Then I went to check the ".desktop" files on /usr/share/kde4, and noticed that they had an editing mistake in the mimetype line:

MimeType= ... application/x-lzma-compressed-tar;application/zipapplication/x-deb; ...
I guess it was probably something related with deb packages, which must have edited this line and "forgot" to add the...
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Apparently "update-rc.d" does something essential

Posted 09-04-2010 at 11:20 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-04-2010 at 11:21 AM by the dsc

I thought all it did was to create symlinks with the proper prefixes in a automated way for a given script, something that one could do manually... but apparently it does something more.

But perhaps I just did something wrong when trying to do it manually, like using the wrong runlevel folders. Or perhaps it was just the difference from priority 20 to 19 that made the difference even though I thought the key was to be a higher priority (i.e., a lower number than) than 22.
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