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#1 Re: DIY » Minimalism Tips » 2021-04-15 20:09:52

...all of you sissies using web browsers. You're just opening yourselves up to all kinds of trouble...

Oh. Wait. yikes  tongue

#3 Re: DIY » Minimalism Tips » 2021-04-13 19:00:47

At the risk of looking foolish...which I'm prone to do...  tongue

A lot of these minimalistified examples can be made into desktop files or aliases...which is what I do with almost all of mine. That cuts out the need to remember (or record) a ton of different  commands.

However...I still like floaty window managers and GUI stuff too. big_smile  tongue

#4 Re: DIY » Minimalism Tips » 2021-04-13 12:23:02

dice wrote:

Beards are bloat !!!

grep "Beard" | cut -b 1000000



if [ beard is bloat ];
echo "NO"
echo "Gotta have hair somewhere"


#5 Re: DIY » Minimalism Tips » 2021-04-13 11:14:21

andyprough wrote:
MiyoLinux wrote:

People may not realize that despite his lack of curly locks, Miyo still has one of the prettiest wives in all of Linux land:

Thanks andy!

...she married me when I still had hair...

Hahahaha! tongue

#7 Re: DIY » Minimalism Tips » 2021-04-09 16:10:41

dice wrote:
anticapitalista wrote:
 1.8 MiB + 796.5 KiB =   2.6 MiB	mpg123.bin

we have a new winner!

But. -p 31564                                                                                                               
 Private  +   Shared  =  RAM used       Program

  1.1 MiB + 633.5 KiB =   1.7 MiB       mpg123.bin
                          1.7 MiB


Different machines will give different results. I boot Miyo-Rolling x86_64 on my laptop, and it boots at 180 MBs of RAM. Same exact setup boots on my old HP dx5150. desktop at 130 MBs of RAM.

We need a new "How to get the same results on every computer" thread.


#8 Re: DIY » Minimalism Tips » 2021-04-09 16:04:16

Perhaps we need a "Tips for Low Resource Usage" thread? tongue LOLOL!

I guess minimalism means different things though. My idea behind it was tips for using less (or unneeded) applications.

The new thread request was a joke. smile  Lots of great info here! Thanks everyone....keep it coming.

#9 Re: Off-topic » What other distro are you using (besides devuan)? » 2021-04-08 18:21:52

Well...aside from a certain rolling-release respin of Devuan tongue , I also use...

Venom Linux - to satisfy my source-based distroism.
OpenBSD - to satisfy my BSDism.
Void Linux - to satisfy my ... well ... I just like it. smile

#10 Re: DIY » Minimalism Tips » 2021-04-08 17:57:37

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
MiyoLinux wrote:

this is for alsa-only

Actually those commands will also work for PulseAudio (or PipeWire). But that's not very minimal smile


Thanks. I didn't know that since I don't use them. Could've sworn I saw different execute command for pulse at some point.

Thanks HoaS. smile

#11 Re: DIY » Minimalism Tips » 2021-04-08 17:34:58

Don't use a bloated volume icon on your panel tongue ; just use the volume keys on your keyboard.

Here's what I have in my Openbox rc.xml file; adjust it to the needs of your WM/DE. By the way, this is for alsa-only...

    <keybind key="XF86AudioRaiseVolume">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>amixer set Master 5%+</command>
    <keybind key="XF86AudioLowerVolume">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>amixer set Master 5%-</command>
    <keybind key="XF86AudioMute">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>amixer set Master toggle</command>

#13 Re: DIY » Minimalism Tips » 2021-04-07 16:52:48

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

^ Multiple options can be combined in a single command:

xset s off -dpms

HEY! Don't be minimalizing my minimalism! mad

Bwahahahaha! tongue

#14 Re: DIY » Minimalism Tips » 2021-04-07 15:55:00

If you are only interested in keeping your screen from turning off, don't use a bloated power manager or screen saver...just add this to your autostart...

xset s off && xset -dpms


#15 Re: DIY » Minimalism Tips » 2021-04-06 14:22:55

More ffmpeg minimal minimalist minimalism...  tongue

Don't use a bloated screen recorder like Simple Screen Recorder, OBS, etc...

Just use ffmpeg to record your screen and alsa to record the audio at the same time...

This is the command that I use; adjust it to your needs wink, because I have alsa set to use my USB microphone default:CARD=U0x46d0x825, my screen size -video_size 1366x768, frame rate -r 15 etc...

ffmpeg -y -f alsa -i default:CARD=U0x46d0x825 -f x11grab -r 15 -video_size 1366x768 -i :0.0+0,0 -c:v libx264rgb -preset ultrafast ~/Videos/output.mkv

If you're not sure how to find your USB microphone (if you use one), use this command to find it, then exchange your "card" in the command...

arecord -L

#16 Re: DIY » Minimalism Tips » 2021-03-25 20:44:56

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

I think ffplay is also bloat...

Despite HoaS's aversion to the bloatiness of ffplay, here's another one tongue ...

Don't use a bloated webcam app like guvcview, cheese, etc., just use ffplay...

ffplay -f v4l2 -noborder -video_size 320x240 -i /dev/video0

If you want a titlebar, leave -noborder out of the command. wink

#17 Re: DIY » Minimalism Tips » 2021-03-24 12:22:56

zapper wrote:

If you consider moc to be bloated, I wonder what you would think of vlc and smplayer... tongue

Hahaha! I was just kidding around about the bloat.

Actually, MOC is my preferred audio player...I like it so much that I made my own theme for it. big_smile

...and VLC...I always install it. It has too many useful tools in its arsenal not to have it on my system. wink

#18 DIY » Minimalism Tips » 2021-03-23 21:40:41

Replies: 82

If anyone has some tips for those of us who prefer minimalism, post it here! big_smile

Here are a couple that I use, because I don't need a bloated video player like mpv or a bloated audio player like CMUS or MOC. tongue

I will leave out any scripts/aliases for simplicity/minimalism in this post, because it's about minimalism...LOLOLOL!!! tongue  I'll just give the basics...

1. Play your downloaded videos with ffmpeg/ffplay...

CD into (or open a terminal in) the folder containing the desired video to watch, and enter this command (as an example)...

ffplay the-name-of-your-video.mp4 

BAM!!! Your video plays.

2. Play your music folders with ffmpeg/ffplay...

CD into (or open a terminal in) the folder containing the desired music to listen to, and enter this command (as an example)...

for f in *.mp3 ; do ffplay -nodisp -autoexit "$f"; done

BAM!!! Your music plays.

The player will automatically move to the next song and quit when finished playing the files; however, you do have a little bit of...minimalistic control wink ...

CTRL + C = move to next song
CTRL + Z = stop the player

Have more than one folder in the folder you want to listen to? Enter this command (as an example)...

for f in */*.mp3 ; do ffplay -nodisp -autoexit "$f"; done

BAM!!! It will play each folder. It will move from one folder to the next as each folder finishes.


#19 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » PulseAudio always resets to mute » 2020-12-18 23:59:51

I guess that's why it works for me. I only use speakers that plug into my headphone jack. Hahaha!

Carry on. I'll be quiet now. big_smile

#20 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » PulseAudio always resets to mute » 2020-12-18 21:46:48

Well, the directions that I gave always does away with the global automate on startup for me. Good luck.

#21 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » PulseAudio always resets to mute » 2020-12-16 19:14:41

I don't know if this will work, but there are a couple of things you can try...

1. Open a terminal, and enter alsamixer. If it opens in the terminal, use your arrow keys to move to the right until Automute is highlighted. Then press the down arrow to disable it.

You may have to choose your sound card first by pressing F6...

If alsamixer isn't working on your system, then you can try...

2. When you first boot your computer up...BEFORE adjusting the volume on the panel, open Pavucontrol. Go to Output Devices. If the volume icon is highlighted (muted), press it to unmute it. THEN move the slider beneath it.

Both of those options have always worked for me, but I'm unfamiliar with Cinnamon.

Good luck

#22 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Obmenu-generator problem » 2020-12-07 15:10:41

Not sure what the problem could be. The instructions on the MiyoLinux website always works for me...on Ascii, Beowulf, and Ceres.  ???

If HoaS's package works for you then, by all means use it. smile

Did you install the depends according to the "Debian-based" instructions on the website?

For Debian-based systems...

apt install make git cpanminus libgtk2-perl

You may now need to install libtgtk3-perl too. wink  I need to update the site.

Hi, What are the permissions for the location "/home/groucho/.config/obmenu-generator"?

I'm lazy and just open the file manager, go to ~/.config/ and create the obmenu-generator folder as myself...the regular user. wink Did you mistakenly create it as root instead?

Now I have a problem with a couple of Openbox entries I use frequently.
In my previous non-configurator menu, I had entries for reboot and shutdown.

execute --> lxterminal sudo -e shutdown -r now and execute --> lxterminal sudo -e shutdown -r now.

These still work perfectly well from the command line ie: sudo -e shutdown -r/h now but using the stanza in won't work.

What am I missing?

elogind commands...

Shutdown = loginctl poweroff

Reboot = loginctl reboot

#23 Re: Off-topic » What other distro are you using (besides devuan)? » 2020-11-16 22:51:18

BSDs in order (according to my PPs...aka...Personal Preferences)

1. OpenBSD
2. NetBSD
3. FreeBSD (and its derivatives)


Because that's the way I roll baby!  tongue

#24 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2020-11-11 12:56:01

If anyone is using MiyoLinux-Rolling, and an update broke your right-click menu, you can fix it by running the following commands in a terminal...

Preface this first command with su (or sudo)...

cpanm Linux::DesktopFiles

Don't use su or sudo for this second command...

obmenu-generator -p -i

#25 Re: Devuan Derivatives » dwm on Miyo (Devuan Ceres- rolling) » 2020-10-31 12:55:36

anticapitalista wrote:

He removed connman and saw that network-manager is also faulty on his box.
So, connman did not bork his system, something else did.

Oh...I must have somehow missed that.

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