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DebEX (Debian 8.1) KDE with kernel 4.1.0-3-exton

Posted 08-30-2015 at 12:11 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 150830 about DebEX KDE
I have made a new version of DebEX KDE Live DVD. It replaces version 150219. It’s a pure Debian 8.1 system. I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. DebEX KDE uses KDE 4.14.3 and KDE Plasma Desktop 5:84 as Desktop environment and kernel 4.1.0-3-exton. I have installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 352.41. Furthermore Google Chrome to make it possible to watch Netflix movies. I’ve added SMPlayer – an alternative to Vlc. (SMPlayer is a free media...
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Configuring "spare" wacom/drawing tablet space as extra keys or something else?

Posted 08-21-2015 at 02:02 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-21-2015 at 02:05 AM by the dsc
Tags tablet

It's not an urgent matter so I won't post on the forums. But if anyone knows it's possible I'm quite interesting in directions on how to do it, specially if it's something more or less trivial, like not requiring to re-program the driver or something.

If the title/subject isn't clear, sometimes, in order to have the tablet area proportional with the screen, one may need to "unmap"/deactivate some of the tablet area. Then perhaps this could be configured as extra keys or...
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Fix some GTK3 new bugs/"features" with a few simple configurations

Posted 08-18-2015 at 09:42 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-18-2015 at 10:03 AM by the dsc
Tags bugs, gtk3

"Legacy scrolling". Back then clicking on the scroll bar meant to go about a page up or down, not that you magically know the exact content that is at that absolute point. Also "remove overlay scroll indicators", so the scroll bar is always visible and occupies a definite space, instead of sometimes overlapping content and making it harder to click, as the overlay pops up.

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a quick review of my debian 8.1 install - fail

Posted 08-18-2015 at 02:20 AM by WestCoastSunset
Updated 08-18-2015 at 03:44 PM by WestCoastSunset

Basically the debian install partition manager doesn't work. How in the world can you release an install image when the partition manager refuses to format the partitions you create?! I had to create the partitions, reboot into a gparted live bootable usb, format them, reboot into debian 8.1 to specify how to mount the damn partitions!

The other annoying thing, but this one is miniscule. Even though I downloaded a non free firmware iso, I still had to download the correct...
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Timeline / "slider" for Openbox' MPC pipe menu (

Posted 08-17-2015 at 08:27 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-07-2015 at 03:12 AM by the dsc

My most recent customization/tweak to a script that isn't really mine:

Change the denominator of "slice1" and the put the same number in the loop in order to have more or less time slices. It seems there may be something somewhat wrong with the maths, but seems to work nevertheless.

  echo "  <separator />"
    dur=$(mpc -f %time% | head -n 1)
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