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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.
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It seems that sharing the config folder of chromium via symlink isn't a good idea

Posted 02-06-2015 at 12:56 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 02-06-2015 at 01:02 AM by the dsc

Short story shorter: two Debian 8 installs on the same PC, different HDs, same username of an user. Why not just symlink /home/user/.config/chromium in the new install? Well, it seems your extensions and their data get erased.

Story's moral: do backups of such folders first. Even if it works with mozilla (if I recall), Google could well be "nah, we better delete this stuff".
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mpd/mpc is always a headache

Posted 02-05-2015 at 06:33 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Man, I think that it has been something like 4x1 the score of times it got me lots of trouble to make it work versus the times it just worked, or almost so (I don't like that it runs as root by default so I probably changed it).

I'm not asking for help, just ranting -- I can google, there are lots of threads all around the internet with similar error messages. But unfortunately it seems that there's no universal fix. Even though the error messages are the same, there might be a handful...
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"Systemd sometimes doesn't shutdown" -- collecting links and info

Posted 01-31-2015 at 10:46 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 02-09-2015 at 09:59 AM by the dsc

It's very sporadic, somewhat rare, so I won't really open a thread on the forums themselves, but I'll just collect links and snippets here hoping there's some way to fix it, if it doesn't get fixed "by itself"/by systemd/debian developers first.

Quote:
I have Mate desktop and Slim installed:
halt_cmd /sbin/systemctl poweroff -i
reboot_cmd /sbin/systemctl reboot -i
like this, when I request shutdown all applications exit and then slim restart
...
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Use tune2fs, unmounted, BEFORE adding journal=writeback on fstab

Posted 01-30-2015 at 10:38 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 02-03-2015 at 10:00 PM by the dsc

The title says everything.

Can be fixed by booting with a live CD, though.

tune2fs /dev/sd<N> -o journal_data_writeback


Tune2fs' manual warns against doing something like that on a mounted device.
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Chropera seems to behave a little bit better than Chrome/ium

Posted 01-27-2015 at 05:05 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 01-27-2015 at 05:09 PM by the dsc

Just pointing out just in case someone finds oneself annoyed by Chrome/ium seemingly entering in neverending loops and reading or writing who-knows-what in the HDD for too long. I have the impression that the new Opera behaves somewhat better in this regard, but I really haven't used it as much, so could be just a matter of time until it hangs just as much.

Unfortunately, however, the new GUI is still somewhat like just a crippled Chrome GUI -- scrolling the wheel over the tab-bar...
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