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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)
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:

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...
ExTiX Admin
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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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Script to watch potentially misbehaving processes and kill them if needed

Posted 09-30-2016 at 10:09 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 10-02-2016 at 02:04 PM by the dsc (small improvements / bug fixes)
Tags cpu, hang, kill

A second adaptation of an adaptation of this script:

The original adaptation was supposed to put any misbehaving process under cpulimit leashes, I'm not sure it's working properly. I've made a more radical implementation intended for programs that are more likely to misbehave and probably hang with high cpu, when killing them after a while seems to be a good idea.

I think...
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Run your Ubuntu/Debian 64 bit system with the latest kernel – 4.8.0-rc8!

Posted 09-29-2016 at 03:02 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

I have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 4.8.0-18-exton, equivalent to’s latest kernel 4.8.0-rc8 released 160926.

What’s new in Linux kernel 4.8?

Install kernel 4.8.0-18-exton in Ubuntu/Debian based distributions
My self-compiled Ubuntu kernels can be used in all types of modern Ubuntu systems, including Mint. They can even be used in Debian Jessie (Debian 8.6) and Debian Stretch (upcoming Debian 9)....
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