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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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How I got my obscure Realtek USB wireless adapter to work

Posted 09-27-2019 at 03:07 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-28-2019 at 05:12 AM by the dsc

The device is " 0bda:f179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 802.11n," per lsusb. Using this driver:

https://github.com/kelebek333/rtl8188fu

Not the deb files, the dkms path. (Speaking of path, I have the impression it has explicitly coded paths and needs to be installed from /usr/src)

Including the added settings regarding USB plugging and power management issues, AND the advice on this forum:

https://forum.manjaro.org/t/wifi-onl...first/98932/32...
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CPU temperature stuff for cpufreqd, from the Debian forum

Posted 09-17-2019 at 12:03 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Just to compile my "findings" here

Quote:
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=71723

[...]

[SOLVED] - it turns out that the driver I thought I needed to use, it8718, was only one of the drivers detected by sensors-detect (or detect-sensors, whatever), other one I've missed was actually called just "coretemp". I thought it was a label, not an actual driver. My sensors.conf hadn't a section for such driver though. I've googled a
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"Rofi" seems to be the best alt+f2 / fbrun replacement for Openbox

Posted 09-10-2019 at 10:25 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-11-2019 at 08:06 AM by the dsc

Not to be confused with ROFL.
Fbrun is quite nice, does what is supposed to, but the history corruption is quite disappointing.
Gmrun looks nice, but is terribly limited, you can't launch a command with any parameter, "foobarizer /path/to/file --foo --bar" becomes just "foobarizer." Yet it seems somewhat noticeably slower than FBrun.

I thought I could have an improvised replacement with something like bash -c "$(zenity --entry)", but it's...
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Resetting Workrave's suspended mode to normal every day

Posted 07-11-2019 at 08:23 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 07-11-2019 at 08:24 AM by the dsc

Add this to any start-up script, running before workrave itself:

Code:
gsettings set org.workrave.general operation-mode 0
Partly based on this, which didn't work:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/3837...in-normal-mode


'gsettings list-recursively | grep workrave" may help if they change something.

I don't get why use such thing rather than each program having its own txt config file. I thought...
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Apparently there's some "race condition" that can wipe-out bash history if you break some kinds of loops

Posted 07-10-2019 at 01:18 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 07-10-2019 at 01:20 PM by the dsc

At least that's what apparently happened to me.
On Unix' stack exchange I've found this handy way of recovering it, partly at least, if you happen to have another terminal open, from before the wipe-out:

Code:
history | cut -c 8- > histback_user1.txt
The person who gave this tip suggested doing it in "every terminal", but I believe it would just overwrite it completely for whatever number of times one did it, with the simple ">." In order...
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