Monday, October 9, 2017

Dark Whisker Menu in Xfce Panel



Edit `~/.gtkrc-2.0` adding this:

style "mydarktheme"
{
base[NORMAL] = "#2B2B2B"
base[ACTIVE] = "#606060"
text[NORMAL] = "#ccc"
text[ACTIVE] = "#fff"
bg[NORMAL] = "#2B2B2B"
bg[ACTIVE] = "#606060"
bg[PRELIGHT] = "#808080"
bg[SELECTED] = "#606060"
fg[NORMAL] = "#ccc"
fg[ACTIVE] = "#fff"
fg[PRELIGHT] = "#fff"
}
widget "whiskermenu-window*" style "mydarktheme"

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Flashgot settings

This is not Linux only.

Examples with uGet of commands to be entered in the Command line arguments template field - especially in order to get the proper names.  

  • Download to HOME path without asking:



[URL] --quiet [ --filename=FNAME]


  • Download to specific location:

[URL] --quiet --folder=/home/cip/Videos/  [ --filename=FNAME]

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Restore grub boot-list after deleting last installed Linux system partition

By default, the last installed Linux takes over the boot list. If you then delete that system's partition from within a different (that is: a previous) Linux system, you will not have any boot list when you reboot.

To restore the grub boot list (including any changes made with Grub Customizer) of this older system, the one from within which you have deleted the last installed Linux, just stay within this system and do not reboot before doing:

sudo grub-install /dev/sda
sudo update-grub


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Fix "open containing folder" not opening with the file manager

  • open as root /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache
  • edit the line that starts with inode/directory= and add the name of the file manager that you use if it is not there already;

    if that is already there but another program is listed there first, try by putting the file manager first (if you need the other program(s) to open folders);

    if the above doesn't work, remove the program that the browser/downloader opens instead of the file manager

     if the above doesn't work, keep only the file manager

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Commands (for shortcuts) to shutdown, reboot, suspend

Shutdown directly:

    dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.login1 /org/freedesktop/login1 "org.freedesktop.login1.Manager.PowerOff" boolean:true

Reboot directly:

    dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.login1 /org/freedesktop/login1 "org.freedesktop.login1.Manager.Reboot" boolean:true

Sleep directly:

    dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.login1 /org/freedesktop/login1 "org.freedesktop.login1.Manager.Suspend" boolean:true

Fix wifi problem in ubuntu 16.04

This is when wifi is randomly lost, sometimes after suspend. Source HERE.

To see your wifi card model do:

sudo lshw -class network

I get:

-network             
       description: Wireless interface
       product: RT5390 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe

In this case open or create /etc/pm/config.d/config and add SUSPEND_MODULES="rt5390"


Then, in terminal:


echo "options rt5390 fwlps=N" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rt5390.conf


Reboot.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Add theme to Manjaro grub menu

Open the file manager as root and unpack the theme in
 /boot/grub/themes
 
Then 
 
sudo nano /etc/default/grub 


There, edit path to theme

GRUB_THEME="/boot/grub/themes/THEME-NAME/theme.txt"
 
 
Edit resolution like so:
 
GRUB_GFXMODE=1600x900

Apply changes:

sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg