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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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Beware of wrong mount options when mounting /var at a separate partition

Posted 12-28-2014 at 10:54 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 12-28-2014 at 10:57 AM by the dsc
Tags mount, var

Quote:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/24649...mission-denied

So, it suddenly dawned on me that the permission denied thing may be related to the noexec option in /etc/fstab (I'm mounting /var on a different disk than /). Turns out I'd used the following mount option: UUID=b5ae50cf-58e6-46f8-8313-6c1492dcc8ad /var ext4 defaults,users 0 0 and, while defaults implies exec, users instead implies noexec - as the latter is last, it will override the previous one. Changed
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Per-application bookmarks on GTK's file dialog?

Posted 12-22-2014 at 12:56 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags gtk, rant

On KDE/QT file dialog there's often a pop-up with a check box saying "remember only in KurrentApplication", so you can have different sets of "bookmarks", restricted to relevant applications. That is, no picture folders on audio applications and vice-versa/whatever.

Is there a hidden way to do that with GTK? Probably answering myself already, but I don't think so (the gtk-terminology would be "shortcut", instead of "bookmark", though):
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Passing some mplayer options to smplayer from a script

Posted 12-18-2014 at 12:56 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 12-28-2014 at 06:22 PM by the dsc (fixing the method)

PS/edit.: renamed the title as it's really something that makes more sense from within scripts, not from the command line itself. Unless perhaps one makes a wrapper script that edits smplayer.ini with whatever parameters are set by command line and resets afterwards, while still somehow preserving smplayer's own syntax, if that's even possible.


Major edit:

Apparently the best way to go is to dinamically edit or switch/rename the smplayer.ini file, in the following...
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There's a "compact" version of the Adwaita GTK3 theme

Posted 11-21-2014 at 05:14 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags gtk3, rant

Just spreading the word, perhaps there are many other people who prefer things more tightly packed rather than all spaced out, as it seems to be the current mobile-UI infection/trend.

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=156662

Who'd have guessed that resolutions superior to 1024x768 would end up being nullified by "advancements" in technology...
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Not even linux can create symlinks on FAT32

Posted 11-05-2014 at 01:04 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

If you've only briefly dealt with NTFS on linux, you might have noticed that it's possible to create symlinks there, not like the fake "shortcuts", but actual symlinks, that linux read as such.

That may lead the naive mind to think that symlinks are a linux/OS-side feature, and that therefore linux could create symlinks on FAT32. But that's going to be proven wrong on the first attempt.

You can, however, have symlinks on non-FAT partitions pointing to a FAT...
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