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Desktop search for XFCE4


Dear # users,

Do you any #, # or # (like # that fits well with XFCE4 and #?

It should be able to read the content of the documents, mainly ODF, PDF and DOC/DOCX.

Thanks!

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Daniel reshared this.

 
That's a good question. I used to use DocFetcher. There was an other tool for pdf search, but I forgot its name.
 
Never heard about docFetcher, I used to use Synapse but it was removed from Debian in Stretch...

 

Linux Revenge


2 people reshared this

 
You could have made a dual boot machine.
Keeping Windows for just in case.
 
At the beginning my wife wouldn't Linux installed on this laptop, she said that we are surrounded by Linux computers at home, but eventually she agreed for a dual boot with Linux after the catastrophic experience with a kid and W10.

 

Improving the adoption of XFCE toward developers


Echo of You reshared this.

 
+1

 

A petition to free Cycas CAD


There was this # software that always captured my attention but I haven't tried though. And although the website seems still updated the last version available is from the far 2008.

From the screenshot it seems build natively for Linux with the X11 libraries, it would be nice asking to owners if they are willing to open code. They could be also crowdfund the code as did by Blender.

Do you believe it is worth making an attempt with an online petition?

http://www.cycas.de/

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chilcreek reshared this.

 
Nothing move since..... 2006 : http://gts.sourceforge.net/ :(! But ought be interresting, yes:)!
 
It is very depressing how it is difficult reaching out the Linux community with the Federation/Fediverse... 😟

 

Playing around with EndeavourOS



 

Virtual Distro Hopping


 
Give a try to Sabayon, Calculate or Gentoo before settling with Debian. You may get surprised.
 
I am not even sure if Sabayon is still active as project, however I don't see the point to use Gentoo on a Virtual Machine with limited resources...
 
Would have liked to read about your experiences with Obarun. It is arch based and I used it only on bare metal. Install is pretty simple.

 

Alias in Fish Shell


Daniel reshared this.

 
No one is fishing? 😥

 

How do I get which application is open for screens rather than for desktop?


Hi folks,

I am trying to figure out how to get which applications are open on a specific screen on a multi-monitor configuration on #Linux.

For example utility like #wmctrl ignores the condition of the two monitors and considers the desktop area just as larger (1920*2)*1080px.

Thanks!

#opensource #gnu #debian #ubuntu #xfce4 #linuxdesktop
 
Just a wild guess, would pstree show you an entry of screen and the applications listed beneath it?
 
I have to test it out... but thanks anyway...

 

Laptop for 1000 Euro


Hi Guys,

I am looking for a decent laptop, to buy in Europe (Italy), that plays nicely with Linux, any brands; gpu: Intel or AMD. Thanks!

#linux #laptop #debian #ubuntu #gnu #opensource

Daniel reshared this.

 
Gah, too bad. But thanks for trying!
 
I know, it is a shame... :(

 

The hidden issues of Devuan


Hi there,

I am using Devuan Testing as daily driver on a Virtual Machine every day as main desktop for almost everything and I am a bit concerned about something that might become a real issue.

For its entire cycle and even when Debian Buster was released at every update I have been having this output:

The following packages have been kept back:
  elogind libelogind0 libpam-elogind


These three packages that are fundamentals for Devuan haven't received an updated for at least one year, this is not really the best practice to make an operative system safe. This three packages are a vulnerability and make Devuan a distro unsafe to use on any scenario.

I hope they are doing to make something to improve the security of Devuan keeping these three packages updated and safes.

#devuan #debian #linux #gnu #initfree #freesoftware #opensource

 

Personal Blog...


Hi Guys,

I would like to open a blog speaking about my personal misadventure with my Computer...

I would like to use a platform which is open, free and gratis... I found that Frama Site has already all these feature but I would like to ask if you know also other services like that one.

Thanks in advance!

#gnu #linux #floss #foss #linuxdesktop #blogging #blog #computer #Informatics #lesshashtagsmakesyourlifeeasier
 
It says:

Publish to the fediverse

Reach outside your own site with federation via ActivityPub. WriteFreely lets anyone on Mastodon, Pleroma, or any ActivityPub-enabled service follow your blog, bookmark your posts, and share them with their followers. See how it works.


Not sure how it works though, but there is a video...
 
@Daniel looks like it works like RSS - one can subscribe to WF blogs so their postings will appear in the feed and can be bookmarked, reshared and discussed with other contacts - but again no interactivity with the author.

Although I suppose if the author wants it they can subscribe to their own blog and then reshare postings from it :)

 

Distro personal crisys (an open letter to myself... )


 
@Debacle Honestly I haven't understood yet the difference between the two but I think they work almost the same... 😅
 
@Debacle

Thanks for sharing that video, it was very interesting.

 

Go is Google's language


I found this interesting article this morning.

And I considered it as another confirmation about the fact that anyone of us should always support only true community project.

https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/programming/GoIsGooglesLanguage

#go #programming #computerscience #linux #freedom #golanguage #Golang
 
English is USA's language
 
@manuelcaeiro Would you call that "English", yes? ;)

 

Misadventure in GUIX #2


 
Thank you very much for mentoring me, actually I was unable to find or create the configuration system file.

So until I don't understand how where it is or how to create it, I'll be likely unable to achieve anything.

Just another question but if gdm is not installed but just "linked" to my profile how can I remove it? Manually?

Thanks... 🍺
 
If you used the graphical installer, the system declaration file is probably /mnt/etc/config.scm.

I'm not sure to understand your question, however. "installed" really means "associated to your profile" so GDM cannot be "associated" but not "installed".

 

Debian freezing


So boring when Debian is stuck on the freezing cycle... 😩

#debian #linux #freesoftware #foss #floss #frozen

François Revol reshared this.

 
@willie959
I like Arch and Manjaro but even if we used to date we never fallen in love with each other... 😎

@Ilja Sara
Gentoo never accepted an invitation... 😅

@Fernando Santagata
I am already married with Testing, but sometimes she got bored... 😁
 
@Debacle

Yep, that's true indeed... No remedies... 😩

 

Devuan Testing with runit


For reason that I will not explain I use a lot Linux inside a virtual machine. I have been using for a long time the Raspberry PI Desktop because supposedly extremely light, but I got tired.

Hence I decided to install another Debian derivative and just because I am a huge fan of #systemd I installed #Devuan testing plus #runit as init system and let me say that, even if I also encrypted the virtual disk, the distro runs like a charm and it is somehow faster than Raspberry PI with systemd, the boot is faster and generally the DE is quite performing. I always thought that Xfce has been always superior than Lxde, so it was not a surprise that feelings I am having.

Also the use of Slim instead of Lightdm makes the distro faster after the login, as a matter of fact lightdm is another bottleneck. The sensation is the OS is more responsive even because runit, which just works as an init...

I'll keep you posted about Devuan and runit!

#linux #gnu #freesoftware #floss #foss #opensource #systemdfree

 

System76 firmware update


Since my first (and unique) System76 laptop purchase I have never had a kind word for this company. I have been always complaining about their policy to support just Ubuntu... However it seems they did some steps toward to non Ubuntu or Pop_os users, in fact I was able to update the firmware just with a usb iso (pop_os!) in demo mode and everything worked totally fine as described in their documentation.

At least for one time System76 were been able to let me say something positive about you! 🍻

https://support.system76.com/articles/laptop-firmware/

#linux #system76 #firmware #ubuntu #laptop #laptops
 
 
 
Fine, so we have to separate all this matter in computers/laptops that are Linux friendly and the ones that are Ubuntu friendly, in this scenario I select the former ones... So it means that Ubuntu friendly != Linux friendly, this companies must be more clear to avoid confusion on their customers.
 
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GNU Guix 1.0 System Distribution & Transactional Package Manager Released


GNU Guix 1.0.0 released — 2019 — Blog — GNU Guix


https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/blog/2019/gnu-guix-1.0.0-released/

This distro is so cool, I look forward to make it my main distro.
There are a tons of points that make this distro so thrilling but two are actually my favorites:
  • systemd free. GuixSD uses the Shepherd init system, formerly knwon as DMD (Daemon managing Daemons), it uses daemons to initialize and run services.
  • Nix package manager that allows different versions of a same applications, rolls back, sandboxes, applications per users.
It runs only Free Software so you need an hardware 100% compatible with FreeSoftware.

#linux #gnu #fsf #freesoftware #floss #foss #opensource #guix #nix #systemdfree

 

Alternative available for Cryptkeeper


Hi guys,

since the moment that Cryptkeeper is not available on Debian anymore, do you know any alternative to manage encrypted files and folders through a GUI?

Thanks in advance 🍺
 
I found Sirikali and Zulumount so far...

 

Disable soundcard in Wine


Hi guys,

any idea on how to disable the sound card when run wine?

 

Dica, Friendica app for Android


@DiCa Support

Hi guys your app is very cool, however it is not still able to show my personal stream, I mean saved tags and friends.

I am not really interested to read public or network posts, I am interested only in my stream so currently I am using your app only to create posts or to reply.

Is it possible display in Dica your personal stream or not?

Thanks!