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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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Restoring the ability to mount local drives as a normal user, without password, in Debian 11

Posted 09-09-2021 at 02:20 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

I don't recall having tweaked any setting to have "udiskctl mount" working without password in the same exact situation, but whatever happened, after the upgrade from Debian 10 to 11, it no longer worked.

While there are quite a few examples of how to set up the correct "polkit" rule for it around, most of them refer to a newer version of polkit that uses a different syntax. Debian's pkaction version is still 1.105. And apparently the file needs to be in the correct...
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Getting back some python-2 functionality (pip) on Debian 11/bullseye

Posted 09-07-2021 at 10:28 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-07-2021 at 10:29 PM by the dsc
Tags debian, python2

If you don't actually know python enough to rewrite old scripts you use for python3, you may want to restore some functionality:

Code:
wget https://bootstrap.pypa.io/pip/2.7/get-pip.py
python2 get-pip.py
Then you'd use "pip2 install package"

From https://blog.emacsos.com/pip2-in-deb...-bullseye.html
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Surprisingly, Krita from an unofficial Ubuntu's repo seems to work better than Debian's official

Posted 08-16-2015 at 12:42 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-16-2015 at 12:46 PM by the dsc

Krita "lemon", from some unofficial "neon" project, of Ubuntu, but running on Debian testing/Sid/Stretch.

I know it goes against all sorts of recommendations from both Debian and Ubuntu, perhaps even computing in general, but it seems to work fine so far.

The official version was quite slow to start up (to the point that sometimes I thought it simply wasn't going to ever start). And maybe it's just a difference between the versions (2.8 vs 2.9),...
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[solved] HTML5 Youtube with no video on Firefox/Iceweasel, in Debian testing/Stretch

Posted 08-10-2015 at 01:04 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-10-2015 at 01:05 AM by the dsc

Googling a little bit about, some solutions to the same symptoms pointed to needing to install something like gstreamer-ffmpeg. But not only that's unavailable in the latest Debian testing (Stretch), but it seems it's the other way around: for me it started to work again when I deactivated something related to gstreamer on about:config.

Doing so doesn't seem to have affected anything else (namely flash videos). But I feel that now HTML5 on youtube is somewhat heavier, buy maybe it...
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Rar extraction via pcmanfm context menu apparently requires file-roller on Debian

Posted 05-20-2014 at 01:09 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags debian, pcmanfm, rar

The title pretty much describes all that's to say about it.

Reading other forum I was left with the impression that xarchiver + unrar would suffice, but apparently it doesn't, at least in Debian Testing, May 2014.
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