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by bas_otten
24 Mar 2017 21:32
Forum: Installation
Topic: [SOLVED] GRUB screen resolution & appearance change
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

Re: GRUB screen resolution & appearance change

I'm having the same situation as you do.. Figured out that it has something to do with a - for some reason - erronous installation of solydk-system-adjustments-8. root@bashostv:/ #>>> dpkg --verify solydk-system-adjustments-8 ??5?????? c /usr/share/solydxk/info ??5?????? /usr/share/images/desktop-ba...
by bas_otten
18 Mar 2017 12:50
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing
Replies: 109
Views: 28289

Re: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing

I could do the same by diverting /usr/bin/kdesudo and use the current xksudo as /usr/bin/kdesudo that uses the diverted kdesudo internally to run the commands. I had to really dive into the concept of diverting, to understand what this sentence means ;-) But now I get it, I think that is a very goo...
by bas_otten
16 Mar 2017 21:19
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing
Replies: 109
Views: 28289

Re: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing

Ah, that's what I was thinking already: /usr/local/bin is not a correct location for a final/apt-controlled result - my apologies. That is meant for users their own programs/scripts, after installation of the system. In fact, the discussion is a little bit different now: I mentioned /usr/local/bin a...
by bas_otten
14 Mar 2017 20:40
Forum: Software
Topic: Looking for backup tool
Replies: 5
Views: 1404

Re: Looking for backup tool

Personally I like fsarchiver a lot: it is very capable of cloning and restoring a partition as a whole into an imagefile. It is a commandline utility with excellent support for ext4, various compressions levels, and has shown to be highly reliable. It is installed by default on SolydXK (at least K I...
by bas_otten
12 Mar 2017 20:21
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: Use of xksudo
Replies: 5
Views: 1734

Re: Use of xksudo

Just to be clear: by design 'xksudo systemsettings5' will not change root's theme, it will change your theme, but running as root. Something very dangerous, if you ask me ;)
by bas_otten
12 Mar 2017 20:03
Forum: Software
Topic: sudo root trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Re: sudo root trouble

In fact, this can be implemented in a way that root's password is not needed and does not need to be changed per se. Some of the privileged menu-items are implemented with a command like 'kdesudo <applicationname>' on the General tab and others as just '<applicationname>', but on the Advanced tab is...
by bas_otten
09 Mar 2017 20:48
Forum: Software
Topic: Advice please - Manually upgrading MPV-Mediaplayer
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: Advice please - Manually upgrading MPV-Mediaplayer

According to the deb-multimedia.org link you point to, the latest mpv that you wish to install is meant for Stretch, not Jessie. Version 1:0.24.0-dmo2 is not even available in jessie-backports, neither are the dependencies it requires. You will most likely end up in an ever increasing nightmare if y...
by bas_otten
08 Mar 2017 12:57
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: lost wallpaers
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: lost wallpaers

Chances are that what you ran into was a known issue on the solydk-system-adjustments-8 package that was addressed here: https://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6784&p=64580#p64513 . Maybe you upgraded this package right before it was updated as described here. Anyway, you can easily solve it...
by bas_otten
07 Mar 2017 23:26
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing
Replies: 109
Views: 28289

Re: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing

This last version tests OK for me.
by bas_otten
06 Mar 2017 21:25
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing
Replies: 109
Views: 28289

Re: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing

On second thought, I created a bash script /usr/bin/xksudo which users can use if they want to or not but what I can use in our own applications if it is available. OK.. (make that sound amazed :-)), so you decided to withdraw the idea of keeping the theme for non-solydk kdesudo applications identi...
by bas_otten
06 Mar 2017 08:00
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing
Replies: 109
Views: 28289

Re: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing

Our own applications handle kdesudo/gksudo/none in the startup script itself. So, I changed it there. E.g. /usr/bin/lightdm-manager has the HOME=$HOME addition only when kdesudo is used. When using gksudo or started as root the HOME variable will not be passed because it's not necessary. with other...
by bas_otten
05 Mar 2017 10:43
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing
Replies: 109
Views: 28289

Re: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing

In that case, when a user is created these files exist from the birth of the user and will be owned by the user - never be created by root. When root (after doing kdesudo HOME=$HOME) would change the contents of an existing file it will not change ownership If the applications involved behave thems...
by bas_otten
04 Mar 2017 22:30
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing
Replies: 109
Views: 28289

Re: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing

Wouldn't creating symlinks from /root to the relevant settings files be safer? You'd still end up with root owned files in the user's home directory, but at least you'd still be using kdesudo (as Bas mentioned, the HOME=$HOME contruct essentially turns kdesudo into sudo). Adding to what Schoelje sa...
by bas_otten
03 Mar 2017 00:02
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: Update – getting ready for Stretch
Replies: 50
Views: 12291

Re: Update – getting ready for Stretch

Thinking about this: perhaps an idea is - instead of changing the paths in users' homedirs - to create symlinks from the old locations to the new ones in the solydk-system-adjustments-8 package ln -s solydk.png /usr/share/pixmaps/solydk-flat.png ln -s solydk /usr/share/wallpapers/solydk-flat That av...
by bas_otten
02 Mar 2017 23:39
Forum: Software
Topic: [Skype] diseapear from the repos ? [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Re: [Skype] diseapear from the repos ? [solved]

Scripted, I do it like this :-)

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wget -O /tmp/skype-install.deb http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-deb
gdebi -n /tmp/skype-install.deb
by bas_otten
02 Mar 2017 21:31
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: Update – getting ready for Stretch
Replies: 50
Views: 12291

Re: Update – getting ready for Stretch

... but packages do not change bits in the user's home directory. Ever. On one hand, yes, I tend to agree, but it is a trade-off between evils here. <Debian policy:> local changes must be preserved during a package upgrade Technically? (leave homedir untouched) - or - functionally? (adapt existing ...
by bas_otten
02 Mar 2017 21:18
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing
Replies: 109
Views: 28289

Re: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing

I found that if I start a kdesudo application with HOME=$HOME before the command the application behaves as expected. Doing so will revert root's homedir back to the user's homedir and this will definitely end up with root-owned files in your personal homedir, as I could easily prove on my system. ...
by bas_otten
01 Mar 2017 21:52
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing
Replies: 109
Views: 28289

Re: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing

It's a workaround, of course. It should be handled by kdesudo but it doesn't. I was just wondering: should this be considered a workaround? I believe kdesudo/gksudo are making sure that configuration settings for an application run as root are read from and written to *root*'s homedir and not the o...
by bas_otten
27 Feb 2017 07:49
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hover over Images
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Hover over Images

What you are referring to is probably: in Dolphin -> Settings (use Ctrl-M to show the menu first if necessary) -> Configure Dolphin -> General tile -> Behaviour tab -> check Show Tooltips. Looks pretty good as well, although what I personally do not like about this is that it covers the file list it...
by bas_otten
26 Feb 2017 17:20
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: Update – getting ready for Stretch
Replies: 50
Views: 12291

Re: Update – getting ready for Stretch

Just informational: The upgrade from solydk-system-adjustments to solydk-system-adjustments-8 (for stable SolydK, in my case) may show some mild impact for existing users .kde profiles in terms of themery (new users are not affected): The K-icon of the Launcher has moved: @ ~/.kde/share/config/plasm...

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