Saturday, May 11, 2013

Linux Software, tweaks and others things


Little note about Linux 

Software, tweaks and others things i use : 


As written previously, i'm mostly using Linux Mint based OSs
here are software that i use that are not pre-installed on Mint13 Cinnamon, Mint13 Mate or Mint14 Xfce : 
Comme écrit précédemment, j'utilise majoritairement des OS basés sur Linux Mint
Voici des logiciels que j'utilise et qui ne sont pas pré-installé dans Mint13 Cinnamon, Mint13 Mate ou Mint14 Xfce : 

tweaks and related :
jupiter (for XFCE:)
Jupiter dev is stopped (source)
since Ubuntu 13.04 / Mint 15, jupiter is now available only via this unofficial ppa (source):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jolicloud-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jupiter
The problem is related to notify-send, it ignores the timeout parameter: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/notify-osd/+bug/390508

Jupiter uses notify-send to create the desktop notifications. As a workaround the Jupiter's notify script can be edited and all -t parameters removed:

sudo sed -i 's/-t [0-9]\+//g' /usr/lib/jupiter/scripts/notify

The notifications will be shown for a few seconds then they'll vanish.
taken from here 


psensor (with lm-sensors to be really useful / additionné de lm-sensors pour etre vraiment utile)
hddtemp (might need sudo chmod u+s /usr/sbin/hddtemp to work properly)
xfce4-sensors-plugin
xfce4-battery-plugin
redshift (changer la température de l'écran pour le repos des yeux la nuit)
gtkhash (md5)
meld
virtualbox 
PPA:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/debfx/virtualbox/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/debfx/virtualbox/ubuntu precise main
For Xfce it can be useful to create launchers / pour Xfce il est utile de creer des lanceurs : 

to turn the screen OFF / pour éteindre l'écran :
xset dpms force off

or/ou
sleep 1 ; xset dpms force off

to launch redshift if it fails / pour lancer redshift si récalcitrant :
gtk-redshift -l lat:lon

web :
opera 


chat :
pidgin (plateforme IM multiprotocoles)


drawing/dessin :
inkscape
gimp


audio :
pulse audio equalizer


games/jeux :
sauerbraten
warzone2100
supertuxkart
PPA : ppa:stk/dev

unvanquished:
dépot :
deb http://debs.unvanquished.net RELEASE main

You can also add a deb-src line if you want.

Once that's done, download this public key then, directly as root or indirectly via sudo:
# apt-key add unvanquished-archive-key.gpg.asc
# apt-get update
# apt-get install unvanquished