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#1 Re: Other Issues » desktop dress-up » 2024-05-28 13:08:04

Zenity. You can make anything you want and control and write it in BASH.


#2 Re: Devuan » liblzma CVE-2024-3094 » 2024-04-29 12:28:03

I strongly dislike avahi

Pretty much a modern neccessity for a lot of networking functions.

You can try the live image GhostBSD

A good choice for people who have never run BSD. I've been testing it for about two months now and have found no particular problems with it, at least nothing important other than the normal known imitations of BSD. I recommend it if you want to tinker with BSD.

As far as minimalism: installers should all offer it, but then everyone would complain about how long it took to install a new full DE system, and updaters would have to be rewritten for every DE. Might as well be Arch then.

For me open-box wm written with lua coded hooked display options would make for a very simple but easily customizable desktiop. Right now Linux is suffering from hardware overdose, and free software is facing a difficult choice. Will AI take over development or not. Both choices are ominous. It's hard to tell if we are going backwards or forwards.


#3 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2024-03-11 12:57:14

A young man was seated next to a pretty young woman on an airplane. He was quite attracted to her and struck up a conversation with her. After a while he asked her what kind of man she was attracted to.

"In all honesty" she replied thoughtfully, "I'm really attracted to Native American men especially with long dark hair... and I also think Jewish men are very sexy espcially the intellectual ones, and I admit to having a weakness for the long haired redneck type especially the ones with a Texas accent... oh and by the way my name is Lucy.

The young man paused moment and then replied extending his hand to hers, "It's very mice to meet you Lucy. My name is Geronimo Steinberg, but my friends just call me Bubba.


#4 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2024-02-16 14:44:37

My first wife was Sicilian. My second wife was Greek. People used to say our toddlers smelled like lasagna. The house smelled like an Italian restaraunt and my Borican friends always got hungry and ate leftovers while there.


#5 Re: Installation » Installation from daedalus desktop-live boots to GRUB Rescue » 2024-01-24 13:30:36

On a laptop both batteries must be removed, if there is also a coin cell CMOS battery, and you must be disconnected from any AC power source. After doing so hold down the power on button briefly and it will drain the board capacitors and BIOS will reset to default in most cases.


#6 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2024-01-20 23:33:49

There is no gravity. The earth sucks.

Or... Outer space is a vacuum because the whole world sucks.


#7 Re: Off-topic » [SOLVED] What is your view on major distros dropping X11 and requiring Wayland? » 2024-01-19 11:38:19

The approach for a well-designed proprietary distro may not be around yet, but think LMDE is close

Any Linux distro that can provide a unique core system to build on and an OEM multiple use installer is saleable. (RHEL & SUSE EL) LMDE is mostly maintained for quality assurance of Mint's main Ubuntu based system. If Ubuntu goes proprietary expect it to go immutable as well, which would eliminate Ubuntu based distros. 


#8 Re: Off-topic » waylandows is crap » 2024-01-12 21:01:00

other legitimate use cases like remote clients



#9 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2024-01-08 23:40:45

An old man decided to go fishing.
On the edge of the pond a frog spoke to him from a lily pad, "Kiss me and I'll turn into a beautiful princess."
The old man thought for minute then held out his hand.
The frog swam over and jumped up into his hand.
He looked at the frog a minute then stuffed it into his pocket.
The frog protested from his pocket, "C'mon old man. What's the matter? I thought you were going to kiss me?"
The old man replied, " I thought about it... but at my age I could use a talking frog a lot more than a princess."

#10 Re: Off-topic » Copy paste... a hard problem ? » 2024-01-05 16:35:51

Link to this discussion please.


#11 Re: Off-topic » USA Foods » 2023-12-04 15:10:45

“In the name of the Lord,” humanity has killed more people than for other reasons

Fantasy fallacy. Conquests and genocides by monotheistic peoples are simply the most historically documented and not necessarily the worst or most in history, and in fact more likely not to be. Humans have always slaughtered each other and the worst of these examples are far more likely to be uncivilized and illiterate and thus historically undocumented. Saving the stone age is no way forward for civilized humans. There is no innocence there.


#12 Devuan » Search ranking on Distowatch » 2023-09-18 14:09:11

Replies: 4

If you search for a non-systemd Linux OS on distrowatch MX Linux is at the top of the list and several others are listed before Devuan. Seems out of whack to me. Devuan should at least be first or second.


#13 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] rtc clock problem » 2023-06-03 15:23:54

Does the board have a separate coin cell battery? Put a new one in if it does. CR2032 is the most common.


#14 Re: Off-topic » AI on mainstream media » 2023-04-24 13:45:33

"Like all dreamers I mistook disenchantment for truth."


#15 Re: Off-topic » Show your desktop (rebooted) » 2023-01-21 15:48:00

It pains me greatly to admit this. I hate Macs *much* more than Windows.

Doesn't pain me at all. I hate all Apple products these days and Apple corporate (communist, consumer, I'm entitled, dumb as a box of rocks but I like to pretend I'm not, confidence scam digital eco-system). Sadly people are better off with Windows, unless you just want a phone for selfies and dirty videos.


#16 Re: Off-topic » Revival of the Linux Framebuffer & DirectFB » 2022-12-13 18:58:36

Bohdi Linux with Moksha/Enlightenment could do it (video in the term) if I remember correctly.


#17 Re: Off-topic » Music » 2022-12-06 13:45:00

Saw John Cage in 1967 or 68. He had a covered cake pan full of cecropia moths which he uncovered on stage and attempted to toss the moths into the air. Unfortunately the moths had become lethargic and simply fell to the stage floor with quiet plops. He chuckled a little, probably at the audience reaction, and then went back to the piano randomly plunking the keyboard.


#18 Re: Installation » Devuan: Existential issues. » 2022-11-25 15:14:17

upgrade my rackservers

Reading through the OP's original post is confusing to me. At first the question and the praxis seem upside down i/e better to install the server first then spin up a DE after the server is configured, not the other way around. The systemd complaints seem irrelevant to me as well since we are addressing a server installation. The desktop is inconsequential if the server is installed and configured first. Anyway, since there is an existing Linux system on the server in question perhaps Debian is a better choice to begin with for simplicities sake, but it may be worth reading through the links below first. … 03.en.html

The OP's question is a bit ill defined in that there is no mention of the server's purpose, which also bears on the subject of user name configuration in some cases. I wish the OP only good luck, but it almost sounds like the water is little deeper than he thought it would be. Times have changed a bit.


#19 Re: Off-topic » What are you reading/want to read ? » 2022-11-20 15:01:14

The human meta-narrative taken as a whole (science, mathematics, religion, philosophy) is simply an obituary of a thought written in a nonsense language. Love seems always to be the dialect we cannot master.

Currently re-reading: Fire in the Lake and Windblown World

l(a or (A leaf falls on loneliness) by e.e. cummings


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