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 Post subject: Re: antiX-14-a4 available for testing
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:01 am 
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Successful install of AntiX full to the Intel box on sda...no problems.Apparently doesn't like multiple hard drives.

SMXI failed to install the Nvidia340.xxx driver on this box....... reported as installed but unless the driver downloaded in about 2 seconds it failed. Nouveau is usable as a temporary measure though.


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 Post subject: Re: antiX-14-a4 available for testing
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:34 pm 
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rokytnji wrote:
Boots to screen OK but CPU is hammering at 100%. I figured a graphics driver issue since
the screen got worse with scrambled sections of screen. Hard shutdown was required.

Next boot. Used F5 key for safe graphics. Knew something was up again as the mouse arrow
dragged as it moved across the screen. Conky showed CPU hammering again at 100%.


@roky,
it may be related to the xorg.conf may ...
Quote:
Graphics cards and monitors are configured automatically for some time. Therefore, you do not need xorg.conf in the normal case.

If it is not available for you, then create.
Check-->Meta-Paket xorg
Code:
apt-cache policy xorg

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/xorg[/quote]


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 Post subject: Re: antiX-14-a4 available for testing
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:52 pm 
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[cross post from MX Forum]
First blush: it looks great! I really like the new theme and icons. I installed it on the test partition of my AAO 722 (specs below), which went very smoothly.

Couple of quick things I saw (didn't spend much time on any of these):
--Ceni totally unable to work with my Atheros card, though Wicd had no trouble.
--On this netbook, the bottom panel covers up the Antix and world logo. Resolution is correctly set.
--Couldn't get a video to run in SMPlayer--might be b/c of the two sound cards, have not yet put in the .asouncrc file--nope, made no diff
--Suspend didn't work
--I find it annoying to have the docs dialog box come up every time I log in

Will look more seriously tomorrow. But for now: congratulations on a fine new OS in the offing!

Code:
$ inxi -F
System:    Host: antix1 Kernel: 3.16.7-antix.2-486 i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8
           Distro: antiX-14-a4-RV_386-full Killah_P 28 December 2014
Machine:   System: Acer product: AO722 v: V1.08
           Mobo: Acer model: JE10-BZ Bios: Acer v: V1.08 date: 12/06/2011
CPU:       Single core AMD C-60 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-UP-) cache: 512 KB
           speed: 1000 MHz (max)
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Wrestler [Radeon HD 6290]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.2.901 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: [email protected]
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD PALM GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Wrestler HDMI Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.7-antix.2-486
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet driver: atl1c
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: b8:88:e3:02:80:53
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: ath9k
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 44:6d:57:28:e0:a3
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (0.8% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD3200BPVT size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 145G used: 2.5G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 64.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 64.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 93 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 240.9/3535.2MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.16


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 Post subject: Re: antiX-14-a4 available for testing
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:56 pm 
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Now running LiveUSB on my Dell 700m laptop. Wifi via b43 and hardwired via b44 available without hassle, very nice!

:P

--Panel still hiding antiX and logo, resolution correct

Code:
$ inxi -F
System:    Host: antix1 Kernel: 3.16.7-antix.2-486 i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8
           Distro: antiX-14-a4-RV_386-full Killah_P 28 December 2014
Machine:   System: Dell product: Inspiron 700m v: -1
           Mobo: DELL SYSTEM model: Inspiron 700m v: Rev.A
           Bios: Phoenix v: A02 date: 02/01/05
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) cache: 2048 KB
           speed: 1600 MHz (max)
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.2.901 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: [email protected]
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 852GM/855GM x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 1.3 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio:     Card Intel 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller
           driver: snd_intel8x0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.7-antix.2-486
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
           driver: b43-pci-bridge
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:0b:7d:18:92:4b
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX driver: b44
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:0f:1f:b1:d6:13
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 48.0GB (3.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: HTS548040M9AT00 size: 40.0GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Cruzer_Glide size: 8.0GB
Partition: ID-1: swap-1 size: 1.21GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0C mobo: 40.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 83 Uptime: 7 min Memory: 98.3/1241.5MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.16


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 Post subject: Re: antiX-14-a4 available for testing
PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:22 pm 
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This is from skidoo:

Why is the kernel not SMP -aware?
An oversight? Because it produces a smaller compile kernel?

As is, with my same as ever testing hardware... I'm seeing 90% CPU load just from scrolling a browser window.
With several apps running, "tearing" or blocky artifacts occur when a window is dragged.
===========

boot menu option "boot from first hard drive" fails for me.
It's looking for hd0?
If I specify hd1, correct-looking entries for each of the other installed O/Ses is displayed,
but I get a grubby error (same error) "Error 22: no such partition" when selecting any entry.
(reported as an apparent bug, even though it doesn't impair my immediate use)
===

boot menu: absence of "custom boot" line
Apparently it has been omitted by design. The result feels like a serious usability regression
I would need to memorize all the "stuffs" and retype them each boot? (remove "quiet", add "splash=v", add "toram", etc)
(ouch)

===

boot menu: F1 "using the help system" screen
Does the text REALLY need to 'splain to the user "consists of a sef of linked pages..." ?!?
Howabout, instead, simply "use these keys to navigate the help pages"
and
why DAZZLE the user with either / or choices for each navigation command?
left OR backspace
right OR enter OR space
up OR home
down OR end
Like... is there a chance that a given user's keyboard will NOT have an Enter key, but WILL have a space key?
(yep, reads like petty criticism, but clarity of helptext is a serious issue)

===

boot menu: F1 ---} second "F7" link, labeled "save bootloader settings"
the helptext states
"on liveUSB + frugal, the F6 Save menu should appear, replacing the F6 desktop"
Okay, the link is labeled F7... but the helptext is discussing F6
and
as is, when booting liveUSB, "F6 Desktop" is, in fact displayed (contrary to the helptext)
(reported as an apparent bug, even though it doesn't impair my immediate use)

===

question / observation:
bootmenu F4 does not support multiple selections, right?
As a result, in the absence of a saved, replayable "custom boot" line
user wanting both "toram" and "automount=usb" must hand-edit during each boot, right?

=========

uuidd
why? Is this a leftover, got injected by debootstrap during build?
I killed the process and purged uuid-runtime package... and haven't noticed any ill effects due to its absence.

===

wondering:
Should packages "syslinux", "extlinux" and "syslinux-common" be apt pinned?
(potential issue is that isolinux, needed for snapshot, is absent from one of those newer packages)

===

etc/aptpapt.conf.d
"never markauto-sections
...multiverse/ddlibs"
???

===

perceived issues with the default theme:
1) grAy beside gRay (cannot easily discern active vs inactive toolbar tabs (seen in geany, spacefm, etc)
2) unchecked checkboxes are essentially "invisible" due to checkbox border matching dialog box color (seen in synaptic etc)
3) "zebra stripe" alternating lines (spacefm, synaptic etc) colors 1&2 are too similar
4) nearly impossible to discern (how GRAY is gray?) which toolbar icons represent currently inactive (greyed-out) commands vs available commands
5) similarly, difficult to discern active/disabled drop-down menu commmands (and toolbar "display text only" command text)

===

cosmetic issue:
@1920x1080, both the bootmenu screen, and the desktop background display stretched, egg-shaped blue earth

===========
package file-roller 5Mb is installed (plus dep. nautilus-data 13Mb)
but I haven't found anywhere (rox-filer context menu? spacefm context menu?) it's accessible via any desktop app.
? Is it an orphan introduced by debootstrap during build, or is some DE plumbing for it missing?

===

package flashrom
Whoa! Why is this pre-installed? (it's a vector for major, irrecoverable, exploit)
If it just got pulled in by debootstrap, please remove it. If it has been included by choice, I'd like to hear the "damn good reason" why.

===
package bleachbit v1.4-1 is installed
Due to the the jessie freeze, v1.6 (available in sid) will not become available anytime soon...
...so we're missing significant newly-introduced browser cleanup benefits:
http://bleachbit.sourceforge.net/news/bleachbit-16

===

other apparent orphans (okeydokey if they have been included by choice):
alpine 7Mb
asciidoc 2.5Mb
btrfs-tools 3.2Mb
haven't yet thoroughly looked for other orphans

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:22 pm 
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skidoo wrote:package file-roller 5Mb is installed (plus dep. nautilus-data 13Mb)
but I haven't found anywhere (rox-filer context menu? spacefm context menu?) it's accessible via any desktop app.
? Is it an orphan introduced by debootstrap during build, or is some DE plumbing for it missing?

===



It is now called archive manager under Accessories. It was previously requested as a better alternative to xarchiver.

skidoo wrote:package flashrom
Whoa! Why is this pre-installed? (it's a vector for major, irrecoverable, exploit)
If it just got pulled in by debootstrap, please remove it. If it has been included by choice, I'd like to hear the "damn good reason" why.

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Don't know your reasoning for claiming it could cause or be subject to expoloits, but here is its home page. http://flashrom.org/Flashrom

A few distros seem to include this app. Distros I would trust eg grml, partedmagic, system
rescue
http://flashrom.org/Live_CD

skidoo wrote:package bleachbit v1.4-1 is installed
Due to the the jessie freeze, v1.6 (available in sid) will not become available anytime soon...
...so we're missing significant newly-introduced browser cleanup benefits:
http://bleachbit.sourceforge.net/news/bleachbit-16

===



I will include the latest version from debian sid.

skidoo wrote:other apparent orphans (okeydokey if they have been included by choice):
alpine 7Mb
asciidoc 2.5Mb
btrfs-tools 3.2Mb
haven't yet thoroughly looked for other orphans



Included by choice.

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 Post subject: Re: antiX-14-a4 available for testing
PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:41 pm 
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With the old Dell Inspiron 8100 I booted via plop boot floppy from a USB flashdrive, all defaults, and got this pop up message.

Also, why ins't there a launcher with maybe a little camera icon or menu option or desktop launcher to do screen shots? I couldn't guess a hotkey for it either, but i see the script is there and it does work if called manually. Anyway, there should be some easy way to get to it, I think...

Also, can we have scrollbar arrows on scrollable windows, please? its very difficult to scroll a window up and down without them because you never know in linux whether it will scroll a page at a time or all the way at once.

Also, on defaults, why is it rox, not spacefm? Its not worth fightinng a battle over because its easy to switch, but i think when it boots up on defaults it should look as impressively good as it can get. just sayin...

PS: you can turn off the screenshot if you like. I tried 4 times to take it off the screen, but can't

Code:
$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: antix1 Kernel: 3.16.7-antix.2-486 i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.9.1) Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8
           Distro: antiX-14-a4-RV_386-full Killah_P 28 December 2014
Machine:   Mobo: Dell model: Inspiron 8100 Bios: Dell v: A08 date: 12/21/2001
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium III Mobile (-UP-) cache: 512 KB
           flags: (pae sse) bmips: 1993 speed: 1000 MHz (max)
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA NV11M [GeForce2 Go] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.2.901 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: [email protected]
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI nv11 x86/MMX/SSE GLX Version: 1.2 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card ESS ES1983S Maestro-3i PCI Audio Accelerator port: dc00 bus-ID: 02:03.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.7-antix.2-486
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100 driver: e100 v: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI port: ecc0 bus-ID: 08:04.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intersil ISL3886 [Prism Javelin/Prism Xbow] bus-ID: 09:00.0
           IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 32.0GB (3.9% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: HITACHI_DK23CA size: 30.0GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Storage_Device size: 2.0GB
Partition: ID-1: swap-1 size: 0.51GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 72.5C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 78 Uptime: 1:03 Memory: 227.4/498.2MB Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.9.1
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301) inxi: 2.2.16

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 Post subject: Re: antiX-14-a4 available for testing
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Also, on defaults, why is it rox, not spacefm? Its not worth fightinng a battle over because its easy to switch, but i think when it boots up on defaults it should look as impressively good as it can get. just sayin...
FWIW, I completely agree with this. I find ROX ancient-looking and clumsy to use, and it is the first thing I change.


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Jerry wrote:
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Also, on defaults, why is it rox, not spacefm? Its not worth fightinng a battle over because its easy to switch, but i think when it boots up on defaults it should look as impressively good as it can get. just sayin...
FWIW, I completely agree with this. I find ROX ancient-looking and clumsy to use, and it is the first thing I change.


cause the boss likes it that way. its pretty light and fast once you get the hang of it.

seriously though, if you start the liveusb with one of the spacefm desktop options, you'll find the defaults are now all spacefm related. This can be overridden in the desktop-defaults app if wanted. For instance, you could run the rox-pinboard desktop and have spacefm the default file manager, or vice versa.

fyi, for usability, the script that is set as the default in desktop-defaults really needs to be in the same folder as the file manager apps, or finding that script could prove difficult. perhaps links to rox-filer and spacefm desktop files in the same folder as the script would make more sense.

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rokytnji wrote:
Boots to screen OK but CPU is hammering at 100%. I figured a graphics driver issue since
the screen got worse with scrambled sections of screen. Hard shutdown was required.

Next boot. Used F5 key for safe graphics. Knew something was up again as the mouse arrow
dragged as it moved across the screen. Conky showed CPU hammering again at 100%.


@roky,
it may be related to the xorg.conf may ...
Quote:
Graphics cards and monitors are configured automatically for some time. Therefore, you do not need xorg.conf in the normal case.

If it is not available for you, then create.
Check-->Meta-Paket xorg
Code:
apt-cache policy xorg

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/xorg[/quote]

I have not tested or read your suggestion yet. But thanks, I have booted my live pendrive on this
M&A companion netbook instead.

Code:
[email protected]:~
$ inxi -zv7
System:    Host: antix1 Kernel: 3.16.7-antix.2-486 i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.9.1)
           Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8 dm: slim
           Distro: antiX-14-a4-RV_386-full Killah_P 28 December 2014
Machine:   System: manda product: Intel powered classmate PC v: Gen 1.5L
           Mobo: N/A model: N/A
           Bios: American Megatrends v: CM94515A.86A.0024.2008.0715.1716 date: 07/15/2008
CPU:       Single core Intel Core N270 (-UP-) cache: 512 KB
           flags: (nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 3192 speed/min/max: 1600/800/1600 MHz
Memory:    Using dmidecode: you must be root to run dmidecode
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:27ae
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.2.901 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: [email protected]
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:27d8
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.7-antix.2-486
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: ec00
           bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           WAN IP: <filter> IF: eth0 ip: N/A ip-v6: N/A
           IF: wlan0 ip: <filter> ip-v6: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 32.0GB (2.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HS030GB size: 30.0GB serial: S1MBJ16Q727111
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: DataTraveler_2.0 size: 2.0GB serial: 899810270000000000000041-0:0
           Optical: No optical drives detected.
Partition: ID-1: /live/boot-dev size: 1.9G used: 695M (37%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdb1
           label: N/A uuid: AE32-1632
RAID:      No RAID data: /proc/mdstat missing-is md_mod kernel module loaded?
Unmounted: ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 30.01G label: N/A uuid: 7A884F3B884EF4E3
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 82 Uptime: 17 min Memory: 199.2/489.7MB
           Init: SysVinit v: 2.88 runlevel: 5 default: 5 Gcc sys: 4.9.1
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301 running in roxterm) inxi: 2.2.16


I was going to test videos on my XP partition on here on /dev/sda1. But ntfs-g in live session
errors out on mounting via rox as demo user. Spacefm does not show /dev/sda1 in the side bar as user
or root.
Code:
Mounting /media/sda1
Error opening '/dev/sda1': Permission denied
Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': Permission denied
Please check '/dev/sda1' and the ntfs-3g binary permissions,
and the mounting user ID. More explanation is provided at
http://tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-faq/#unprivileged
Mount failed

Done


Other than that. Booted fine. Good screen resolution (better than the IBM T23)
I have a idea for the IBM. I might hook up a external monitor that handles 1600x1200
resolution and try and post from it. Just a idea.

Edit: Reboot using F4 key
"mount=all" cheat code gave me access to windows xp.

I was able to play music and video as user during live session.
Only difference was usb drive was /dev/sda1. XP was /dev/sdb1 in /media in rox.

Everything worked. Sound and Video. Wicd used for connection of wifi,

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So. For me. This test covers single core atom N270 netbooks with intel graphics.

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all defaults, and got this pop up message.
popup? The dialog box displaying a pair of buttons labeled something like "read docs" and "close docs"?
For now, as in the earlier alpha, that's a work-in-progress wrinkle (hardcoded to popup at start of each session)

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Also, can we have scrollbar arrows on scrollable windows, please? its very difficult to scroll a window up and down without them
because you never know in linux whether it will scroll a page at a time or all the way at once.
Which windows? The controlCentre dialog windows?
Ive run into (but never mentioned) a related usability pain point: some dialogs are opened small and are set non-resizable

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Also, on defaults, why is it rox, not spacefm? Its not worth fightinng a battle over because its easy to switch, but i think when it boots up on defaults it should look as impressively good as it can get.
Although I favor spacefm (as file manager, vs rox-filer), I commend the current "all defaults" rox+???WM session
because it's a nice (meritworthy, memorable) differentiator. A "blathering distro reviewer" might (some have) grouse about the old-fashionedness of the default choice
but it gives the new user (more likely distrohopping than fresh off-the-turnip truck) a wider perspective of the available desktop environment choices.

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you can turn off the screenshot if you like. I tried 4 times to take it off the screen, but can't
screenshot? Do you mean wallpaper?
Wallpaper management is accomplished differently (not via controlCentre), depending on which desktop session you're in (rox+icewm, spacefm+fluxbox, etc).


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screenshot? Do you mean wallpaper?
Wallpaper management is accomplished differently (not via controlCentre), depending on which desktop session you're in (rox+icewm, spacefm+fluxbox, etc).


actually, the wallpaper app in the control center will set the wallpaper in whatever wm session you are using at the time.

the screenshot app is in the menus under graphics (used to be in the top level).

there is one way in which file-manager selection isn't honored 100%...currently spacefm -d is used for mounting devices like removable media. No matter which file-manager is selected as default, removable media will open in spacefm.

the icon themeing looks very nice in both rox and spacefm. spacefm should probably be configured to show internal devices by default. right now it only shows removable devices in the side panel.

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+1 for keeping ROX default....


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skidoo, sorry, i'm not going to sit here and try to quote/unquote and bold etc. too tired at the moment for that and its not important to me. Please dont take offense.

popup? The dialog box displaying a pair of buttons labeled something like "read docs" and "close docs"?
For now, as in the earlier alpha, that's a work-in-progress wrinkle (hardcoded to popup at start of each session)

----no, i posted a print screen showing the error message box, i assumed the open docs one was on purpose.

Also, can we have scrollbar arrows on scrollable windows, please? its very difficult to scroll a window up and down without them
because you never know in linux whether it will scroll a page at a time or all the way at once.

Which windows? The controlCentre dialog windows?

----browser, terminal, synaptic.... the problem is more acute if the window is displaying a long list and doesn't move you a page at a time like synaptic or some of the terminal screens. Its maddening not knowing which windows are sending you many pages away vs when they are only going 1 at a time. Normally I would want to click and hold down an up arrow to scroll up, or down arrow to scroll down. I'm I can click the scroll bar and it moves me one page per click, this is less of a problem, but in synaptic and the terminal it was lunacy.

Ive run into (but never mentioned) a related usability pain point: some dialogs are opened small and are set non-resizable

----Fluxbox wasn't letting me resize lots of things, like terminal windows. I don't know the others have the problem or not. Maybe its by design with fluxbox.

----The screenshot save dialog is an example of a too small dialog box because its very difficult to get in there and scroll the list and select someplace. I was able to resize that one.

Also, on defaults, why is it rox, not spacefm?

----It was just the opinon of a distro hopper (me), and I noticed how space's website mentions antiX prominently as an example of their system in use, and I think their's is a superior system. I am a roxterm fan, but not rox filer fan. As I said, its not worth fighting a battle over. But its kind of sad to see them promoting antiX and then the default in antiX without asking for a preference is Rox. But its not a big deal to me.

----screenshot question... I was using fluxbox (I think) or maybe jwm at that point, now I forget, and trying to print the screen with the error message and tried a bunch of keys trying to GUESS what key will cause a screen print, and finally I had to go hunt it down on the menus. It could have been on accessories menu or the hot key could have been more obvious, thats all. It shouldn't be difficult to do a print screen, IMO.

----there is nothing wrong with wallpaper functionality that I know of

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OK, I understand your point about scrollbar arrows. Yes, it's especially problematic trying to navigate in a synaptic window without them.
Choosing window manager themes which include arrows (I've replied here: need-example-of-an-icewm-theme-with-scrollbar-arrows-t5454.html )
may not change the yad and gtkdialog -powered custom controlCentre utilities. Might need to separately tweak each of those.
For the related issue (window/dialog opening size too small to display its content), yes "The screenshot save dialog" is a good example.

Another point of example served by the included screenshot utility:
It supports the antix "lean and mean" claim; it does not cater to "making the best impression".
( I'm on-the-fence, I don't have a strong opinion about this )

A year ago, the point about antix being mentioned on the spacefm page would have seemed important to me.
Now it seems largely moot, because spacefm has languished, unmaintained, for nearly a year.
I think your central point here was about making a good impression with new users.
As much as I admire spacefm, it's arguably "too much" for some users, vis http://forums.thedailywtf.com/forums/p/ ... 51998.aspx


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