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Another wrap, another beginning...

Posted 10-03-2016 at 05:21 AM by danrevell (Linux 001)

Well, well, well.... my, my, my.
It seems I have blundered into the modern world, only to find my outdated education and personal perspectives to be more deleterious than helpful in getting a handle on the current circus.
Let's move the initial premise to the back burner... yes, it is still a time-saver and headache-averter, to find a "wubi.exe" (or even almost-as-easy approach) to install Linux. But that is apparently just one way, albeit a good one, to slow the approach...
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Silent pulse audio output detection/indication, with bash + arecord

Posted 10-02-2016 at 03:16 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 10-02-2016 at 03:19 AM by the dsc

You can "grep" something at /proc or whatever that tells whether there's some sound theoretically being played, but it will give a false positive when "silent sound" is being played.

A clumsy hack along these lines can detect "silent audio" as silence:

Code:
while true ; do 
arecord -d 1 -D pulse > /dev/shm/test-audio 2>&1 
cut -c 300- /dev/shm/test-audio | grep -a [[:alpha:]] > /dev/null && echo sound
...
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Bash xdotool+wmctrl "daemon" that maximizes "almost maximized" windows

Posted 10-01-2016 at 07:16 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 12-16-2016 at 04:04 AM by the dsc
Tags openbox, wmctrl

I find annoying that, for whatever reason, it seems that some windows get "almost maximized" (I have the impression that some browsers do that by "design", even though I'm not sure), and then I end up clicking in a desktop pixel instead of the scroll bar or something. In my case that action is assigned to show the desktop/minimize all windows.

So here's what I just came up with so far, for a 1280x1024 resolution:

Code:
while true ; do sleep 3
...
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DebEX (Debian 8.6) KDE Live DVD with KDE 4.14.2 and kernel 4.8-rc8

Posted 10-01-2016 at 11:42 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 161001 about DebEX KDE (Debian 8.6)
I have made a new version of DebEX KDE Live DVD. It replaces version 160604. It’s a pure Debian 8.6 system. I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. DebEX KDE uses KDE 4.14.2 and KDE Plasma Desktop 5:84 as Desktop environment and kernel 4.8.0-18-exton (4.8-rc8). Kernel 4.8-rc8 is the latest available kernel by 161001. I have installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphics driver 370.28. Furthermore Google Chrome to make it possible to watch...
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Supermicro X11SSV-Q and fan speed control

Posted 10-01-2016 at 04:23 AM by catkin

Keywords: Supermicro X11SSV-Q lmsensors pwmconfig fancontrol

Only FAN1 and FAN2 are controllable and they are both controlled by /sys/devices/platform/nct6775.2608/hwmon/hwmon1/pwm2.

This found when running Debian 8 Jessie and experimenting by writing directly to the /sys/devices/platform/nct6775.2608/hwmon/hwmon1/pwm[1-3] files

There are four fan headers, FAN[1-4], but kernel module nct6775 creates only /sys/devices/platform/nct6775.2608/hwmon/hwmon1/pwm[1-3]...
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