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Possible bug with Debian's Konqueror/Dolphin/KDE and zip extraction, and how to fix

Posted 05-09-2014 at 01:39 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 05-10-2014 at 12:38 PM by the dsc
Tags bug, debian, kde, zip

I noticed that there was no longer the "extract" context submenu for zip files after one of the last updates. Then I went to check the ".desktop" files on /usr/share/kde4, and noticed that they had an editing mistake in the mimetype line:

MimeType= ... application/x-lzma-compressed-tar;application/zipapplication/x-deb; ...
I guess it was probably something related with deb packages, which must have edited this line and "forgot" to add the...
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SlackEX 14.1 64 bit with kernel 3.12.6-x86_64-exton

Posted 01-10-2014 at 04:20 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

I’ve made a new version of SlackEX Linux Live DVD based on Slackware 14.1, released 131107.

NEW FEATURES in version 140110 of SlackEX 14.1
I have replaced kernel 3.11.4-x86_64-exton with kernel 3.12.6-x86_64-exton with support for “extra everything”. KDE is downgraded from version 4.11.1 to version 4.10.5 - latest version i Slackware’s repositories. All other component software is also upgraded to the latest Slackware 14.1 version by now. I may mention in particular GParted...
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A runc script to create a debian repository

Posted 09-07-2013 at 06:25 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 09-07-2013 at 06:29 PM by rainbowsally (added link)

Today's Features
  • A debian package repository creator.
  • Testing runc as a shell function (direct execution of C/C++ code).

[See also "Run C/C++ code as a script"]

I took kubuntu for a spin (installed on an old computer) to see if I could convert it to mint after kubuntu was installed. The kubuntu installer was a little better.. by a mainingful notch, at least for the...
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Ditch Deja Vu Sans Condensed, use Liberation Sans, and be happy

Posted 03-09-2013 at 06:01 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 03-09-2013 at 06:02 PM by the dsc (gruesome spelling mistake)

I used to like the condensed variant of Deja Vu, which is the default font (in the regular variation) for many linux distributions/DEs I guess. I've always disliked the regular variant, I find it too wide, while the condensed is very nice to look at. It's quite a hassle to actually use it everywhere though, either the font is buggy, or the apps that read it are buggy. I think it's the former as other fonts with two "nested subtypes/variants" work (such as liberation). The GUI settings...
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KDE Utils: new.exec, shell-exec (for ENTER & click on executables)

Posted 01-28-2012 at 03:08 AM by rainbowsally

[This post includes some test data showing what's wrong in KDE and a peek into the configuration files for various file types.]

Let's start with a program that writes programs. This is 'new.exec'.

file: new.exec (executable)
purpose: create a skeleton of a clickable shell program with an 'exec' extension.
# creates a new exec file named $1.exec that does $2

cd_here='cd `dirname
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