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Old 04-07-2005, 05:35 AM   #1
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which small utility would you like to see for slack?


hi all,

i'm just curious here, and posted this in slack instead of the software forum expressely.

i was thinking: what kind of an utility (GUI or console) would you like to be implemented in slack (maybe considering also dropline)?

something like color management (console), or tedious tasks you normally write down in scripts,...

free your mind
 
Old 04-07-2005, 05:44 AM   #2
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hi there,

my opinion about changing something in slackware:

move xine to /pasture and include mplayer.

regards

slackie1000
 
Old 04-07-2005, 05:48 AM   #3
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Thats one thing I don't agree with. Leave xine alone.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 06:51 AM   #4
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'utilities' even non-existing, kinda of a wishing list...

Last edited by acidjuice; 04-07-2005 at 06:56 AM.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 09:28 AM   #5
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A desktop-agnostic firewall config utility would be nice. I use Firestarter, but that requires GNOME libraries - if GNOME is removed from Slack, I don't know how easy it will be to get it running in future versions of Slack.

Also, they aren't utilities, but I'd like to see aterm and ROX-Filer added to the standard distribution, since I find them both useful and reliable.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 10:28 AM   #6
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hi erraticassassin,

you actually mean a whole firewall then, since this is not a config utility but a whole firewall AFAIK... i would believe there must be something out there not gnome specific, though i still have never implemented a firewall myself over my box so cannot tell.

thanks for the input.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 02:56 PM   #7
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Gotmail. It's a small Perl script to fetch mail from hotmail without having to log into their slow-assed site.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 03:01 PM   #8
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Wink

I think a built in ' su - breath-a-lizer ' would be a great idea, as I have a tendency to mess my poor computer up after a night of scotch drinking.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 07:14 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Arch Stanton
I think a built in ' su - breath-a-lizer ' would be a great idea, as I have a tendency to mess my poor computer up after a night of scotch drinking.
LOL this one really made me laugh, i see the session:
Code:
user@local: su
password:
Mmm, this one DOES look ok but it is late in the night, i suspect you drank some booze.
You'll have to pass the reflex test.
Press the M key, you have 0.5 secs... OK! GOOD!
Press the X key, you have 0.4 secs... NO WAY!
Go back to sleep! Test failed.
Auto exiting sudo process... done.
user@local:
eheh

Last edited by acidjuice; 04-07-2005 at 07:17 PM.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 07:20 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by acidjuice
LOL this one really made me laugh, i see the session:
Code:
user@local: su
password:
Mmm, this one DOES look ok but it is late in the night, i suspect you drank some booze.
You'll have to pass the reflex test.
Press the M key, you have 0.5 secs... OK! GOOD!
Press the X key, you have 0.4 secs... NO WAY!
Go back to sleep! Test failed.
Auto exiting sudo process... done.
user@local:
eheh
ROFL is this for real? so going to try it out or script something up for it.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 07:50 PM   #11
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Add LiRC. It's easy enough to do yourself, but that brings me to...

Quote:
move xine to /pasture and include mplayer.
Quote:
Thats one thing I don't agree with. Leave xine alone.
I am with Reddazz, for the most part. I have been working with both lately. The only really good thing about mplayer that you don't get from Xine, it seems to me, is the codecs. Install the mplayer codecs, Xine can use them. I doubt they would aabe included, anyway, if mplayer was included.

A real downside for mplayer is that it doesn't support DVD menus. This is OK, until you put in a DVD and get the wrong language track. Then you are sitting there trying to guess which language track is right and using command line switches. With Xine, I just go to the DVD menu and switch to the right language, just like my regular DVD player.

My favorite "geek" feature is really something, though. Under the settings in xine, one of the choices for "Experience level" is "Master of the known universe". Really let's you know that you aren't as smart as you think when you see all the options that you don't dare change.

I wouldn't say leave xine alone, though. I would like to see LiRC added and xineui compiled with the LiRC support activated.

I spent awhile trying to get xine listening to my remote when I decideed to compile it myself using the SlackBuild script. Didn't change anything, but I had LiRC already installed. Xineui picked up on this and my remote magically started working. As an added bonus, xine will spit out a "ready to customize" lirc configuration script if you tell it to, so that setting up your remote to act right is a real breaze.

Good bye, DVD palyer.

You start wondering, after figuring all this out, "What else can be compiled with LiRC support?" If I find much more, I'm gonna have to get a bigger remote. The one I have now doesn't even have enough buttons to use ALL the options for xine.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 09:34 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by acidjuice
LOL this one really made me laugh, i see the session:
Code:
user@local: su
password:
Mmm, this one DOES look ok but it is late in the night, i suspect you drank some booze.
You'll have to pass the reflex test.
Press the M key, you have 0.5 secs... OK! GOOD!
Press the X key, you have 0.4 secs... NO WAY!
Go back to sleep! Test failed.
Auto exiting sudo process... done.
user@local:
eheh

Awesome, simply awesome!!

I'm drinking some wine right now.. somebody start coding quick :}
 
Old 04-08-2005, 03:20 AM   #13
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eheh that was fun.

i wouldn't dare such a script though.

Last edited by acidjuice; 04-08-2005 at 03:24 AM.
 
Old 04-08-2005, 03:54 AM   #14
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Such a script would be just awesome.
I was thinking of another possible "solution" to this "problem".
I have also been known to "just have to fix something" on my server after a rather wet night. I never work directly on the server, but from a do$e workstation VIA putty. (I know, I know).
Isn't there a way to run a script, when a user logs in?
A bash script that "checks the reflexes" should be easy enough..
If tests OK, continue work, If tests fail, SOD OF..
(The letters to type in the test should probably be randomly chosen.. Or else I might memorize the letters, and know what to type.)

-Geir
 
Old 04-08-2005, 03:57 AM   #15
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LMAO i can't believe the stupid script example i put here above from arch's idea is actually interesting someone...hahahah!!
 
  


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