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[SOLVED, kind of] GIMP 2.9 fails to start due to incompatible (?) MyPaint brushes

Posted Today at 04:59 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated Today at 05:01 PM by the dsc
Tags gimp, mypaint

GIMP 2.9 may fail to start due to some MyPaint brushes failing to "deserialize", whatever that means.

In order to "solve" that you don't need to get rid permanently of such brushes, which may still work fine on MyPaint itself.

Instead, move/rename the .mypaint user folder (perhaps ~/.config/mypaint to some?) to mypaint-temp or whatever, run gimp 2.9, it will start. Then go to preferences, folders, and change the mypaint-brushes folder settings, but...
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DebEX Xfce4 Build 161025 – Create your own installable Debian Stretch Live DVD with Refracta tools (pre-installed)!

Posted 10-25-2016 at 03:30 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 161025 about DebEX Xfce4 – a Refracta Build
A new version of DebEX Barebone with Xfce 4.12.1 and kernel 4.8.0-21-exton (equivalent to’s stable kernel 4.8) is ready. I have installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphics driver 370.28 in this new version of DebEX Barebone. All packages have been updated to the latest version as of October 25, 2016. DebEX Barebone is now based on Debian testing – Stretch – (upcoming Debian 9) and Debian unstable – Sid. I have replaced Google Chrome...
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Ambiance-blue seems to be a another GTK "mandatory alternative" theme for firefox

Posted 10-22-2016 at 10:43 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 10-22-2016 at 10:48 PM by the dsc

Firefox lately hasn't been working quite properly with any other theme than Adwaita, GTK3's default. Even Debian's firefox (now firefox again), even though it's still GTK2, somehow, apparently.

The main (perhaps only) problem is that "tooltips" will be black on black, both UI tooltips and alo the "native" tooltip when you hover a link.

If one doesn't hate Adwaita more than one hates not having legible tooltips, then firefox can be run as
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DEBIAN - unable to start X Server

Posted 10-22-2016 at 05:21 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)

Sometimes it happens that x won't start

- No graphical interface login (kdm) (gdm) do not start
- Terminals are available except for #7 which normally is the x Server's
- When trying to start the x-Server from a console logged in as normal user we get errors
- Error is: unable to start core services

It may be a problem with a full harddisk.
It seems that the syslog can under some circumstances become quite large (several...
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Exton|OS Light Build 161021 :: Based on Ubuntu 16.10 with kernel 4.8.0-25-exton (4.8.1)

Posted 10-21-2016 at 02:41 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 10-22-2016 at 05:19 AM by exton (MORE INFO)

NEWS 161021 about Exton|OS Light Live DVD – ISO file of 970 MB
I’ve made a new extra version of Exton|OS based on Ubuntu 16.10 (alias Yakkety Yak) 64 bit with only a minimum of packages pre-installed. Among them a terminal emulator (LXTerminal), a Web Browser (Google Chrome – so you can run Netflix), SMPlayer, SMTube (YouTube browser which allows to browse, search and play YouTube videos), PCManFM (file manager), NetworkManager, GParted (Partition Editor), Samba (so you can reach your Windows...
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