installing antiX – bugs and questions

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  • #51336
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    Hey, I was not expecting answers in this thread ­— you see, it took me over 5 months to reply to the song post https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/installing-antix-bugs-and-questions/#post-40421 ; and all the info above is also over 5 months old.

    Though, I still wonder:

    4. antiX Linux Installer of antiX-19.2-runit_x64-full.iso says:

    Installation requires about 3.5 GB of space. 5 GB or more is preferred.

    But after auto-installation Gparted reported that 7+ GB are used on / partition.
    Send me a screenshot of 7+ GB successfully crammed into 3.5 GB

    4. antiX Linux Installer of antiX-19.2-runit_x64-full.iso says:

    Installation requires about 3.5 GB of space. 5 GB or more is preferred.

    But after auto-installation Gparted reported that 7+ GB are used on / partition.

    3.63 GiB on non-encrypted / of 20 GiB size
    7.37 GiB on encrypted / of 200 GiB size

    Was I mislead by big partition size and something like reserved-blocks-percentage? What else may be in there?
    man 8 tune2fs
    -m reserved-blocks-percentage

    Is the wallpaper app missing the tray icon after an update? The latest version should not have a tray icon as it is always enabled till you change the selection (in the app or the config) to something other than random timed wallpaper.

    No tray icon, yet random-time wallpapers work in a slipshod manner. I have 100% time success setting static and random, but setting random-time wallpaper may work, may work without pressing Apply button, may not work — the wallpaper stays the same as it was before, and on closing and reopening “antiX Wallpaper” window I see “Static” selected. It happens, that it starts to work after a while.

    Also file mentioned in wallpaper.conf:

    $ ls /usr/share/desktop-session/wallpaper/help.txt
    ls: cannot access '/usr/share/desktop-session/wallpaper/help.txt': No such file or directory

    Also, in wallpaper.conf , my manual:
    STYLE=fill
    after setting a wallpaper via “antiX Wallpaper”, returns to
    STYLE=scale

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    I have worked with small drives many times before, and I’m not saying that divying up the drive into many pieces is wrong, but you realize it forces you to preallocate space, and in my case it ended up that I was wasting a lot of space in each of many volumes as a result, and as a result ran out of space, and had to redo it. I found the most efficient was to put it all into one volume, thus allowing me to use the free space as needed.

    @BobC: +1

    I consider OpenBSD the sanest OS on Earth,
    https://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq4.html#Partitioning

    Unlike some other operating systems, OpenBSD encourages users to split their disk into a number of partitions, rather than just one or two large ones. Some of the reasons for doing so are:

    • Security: Some of OpenBSD’s default security features rely on filesystem mount options such as nosuid, nodev, noexec or wxallowed.
      Stability: A user or a misbehaved program can fill a filesystem with garbage if they have write permissions for it. Your critical programs, which hopefully run on a different filesystem, do not get interrupted.
      fsck(8): You can mount partitions that you never or rarely need to write to as readonly most of the time, which will eliminate the need for a filesystem check after a crash or power interruption.
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    My problem was with corruption when I ran out of space. I hadn’t anticipated well enough that the each particular partition might need more space at various times and it’s a nightmare to change later, once set, especially on a logical volume.

    Sorry, I didn’t realize you had dredged up an old thread or I wouldn’t have replied.

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    what does the following command string show?
    head /usr/local/bin/wallpaper /usr/local/bin/desktop-session-wallpaper && apt-cache policy wallpaper-antix
    Also what is your ~/.desktop-session/wallpaper.conf?

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    > head /usr/local/bin/wallpaper
    head: cannot open '/usr/local/bin/wallpaper' for reading: No such file or directory
    
    > head /usr/local/bin/desktop-session-wallpaper 
    #!/bin/bash
    # Dependencies: feh, rox (pinboard), spacefm, xset-root, sed
    # File Name: desktop-session-wallpaper
    # Version: 3.1
    # Purpose: Sets the wallpaper as configured in ~/.desktop-session/wallpaper.conf
    #          and using the wallpaper specified in ~/.desktop-session/wallpaper-list.conf
    #          These config files can be set manually or via the antix wallpaper app
    #          Wallpapers are chosen based off recorded desktop code in $DESKTOP_CODE or 
    #          ~/.desktop-session/desktop-code.[0-9].
    
    > apt-cache policy wallpaper-antix
    wallpaper-antix:
      Installed: 0.5.5
      Candidate: 0.5.5
      Version table:
     *** 0.5.5 500
            500 https://mirror.datacenter.by/pub/mirrors/mxlinux.org/packages/antix/buster buster/main amd64 Packages
            500 https://mirror.datacenter.by/pub/mirrors/mxlinux.org/packages/antix/buster buster/main i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    
    > cat ~/.desktop-session/wallpaper.conf
    #THIS IS THE CONFIGURATION FILE FOR THE ANTIX WALLPAPER APP.
    #ALL SETTINGS ARE CHANGED BY WALLPAPER.PY BUT YOU CAN CHANGE THEM
    #MANUALLY AND RUN LOGIN_BACKGROUND.SH IF YOU WOULD LIKE ;)
    
    #THIS IS THE DEFAULT WALLPAPER, IT WILL SHOW UP WHEN THE SAVED 
    #WALLPAPER IS NOT FOUND, IN THE WALLPAPER.PY PREVIEW WHEN YOU 
    #HAVE RANDOM WALLPAPER, RANDOM WALLPAPER TIMED, OR NO WALLPAPER
    #SET. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT YOU LEAVE IT AS IS, BUT YOU CAN CHANGE
    #IT IF YOU WOULD LIKE A MORE APPEALING PICTURE :D
    DEFAULT=/usr/share/wallpaper/lines.png
    
    #THIS IS THE HELP THE PATH SETTING TO THE HELP FILE, IT WILL SHOW UP
    #WHEN HELP IS PRESSED. YOU SHOULD NOT NEED TO CHANGE THIS UNLESS 
    #YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE YOUR OWN HELP / QUICK REFERENCE FILE
    HELPFILE=/usr/share/desktop-session/wallpaper/help.txt
    
    #THIS IS WHERE YOU SET WHICH METHOD IS USED FOR SETTING THE 
    #WALLPAPER
    #THE OPTIONS FOR THE TYPE ARE:
    #FOR ONE WALLPAPER
    #TYPE=static
    #FOR COLOR ONLY
    #TYPE=color
    #FOR A RANDOM WALLPAPER EVERY TIME YOU LOGIN
    #TYPE=random
    #FOR A RANDOM WALLPAPER EVERY 5 MINUTES
    #TYPE=random-time
    ###################################################################
    #TIP CHANGE THE LINE BELOW SO THAT YOU WILL RETAIN THE EXAMPLES :D#
    ###################################################################
    TYPE=random-time
    
    #THIS IS WHERE YOU SET WHAT COLOR YOU WOULD LIKE THE DESKTOP TO BE
    #NOTE THAT THIS WILL ONLY WORK IF THE TYPE IS SET TO COLOR
    COLOR=000000000000
    
    #THIS IS THE FOLDER THAT THE APPLICATION DEFAULTS TO WHEN THE OPEN 
    #BUTTON IS PRESSED, IT IS ALSO THE WHERE THE RANDOM WALLPAPERS ARE
    #CHOSEN OUT OF WHEN THE TYPE IS SET TO RANDOM OR RANDOM-TIME
    #~ FOLDER=/usr/share/wallpaper
    FOLDER=/home/d/omaisuutta/kuvat/taustakuvat/picturesque
    
    #THIS IS WHERE YOU SET IF YOU WOULD LIKE THE WALLPAPER SCALED, 
    #CENTERED, OR FILLED
    #FOR SCALED
    #STYLE=scale
    #FOR CENTERED
    #STYLE=center
    #FOR FILLED
    #STYLE=fill
    ###################################################################
    #TIP CHANGE THE LINE BELOW SO THAT YOU WILL RETAIN THE EXAMPLES :D#
    ###################################################################
    #~ STYLE=scale
    STYLE=scale
    
    #THIS IS WHERE YOU SET THE TIME VALUE FOR THE WALLPAPER TO CYCLE
    #WHEN RANDOM WALLPAPER TIMED IS SELECTED. 
    #VALUE IS IN SECCONDS
    DELAY=30
    
    #51585
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    That package version of wallpaper-antix should still use the yad tray icon.
    Strangely it seems you have a mix of versions installed though. As the new python3/gtk3 version uses /usr/local/bin/wallpaper and the old python2/gtk2 version uses /usr/local/bin/wallpaper.py. Which is probably why the first command shows “No such file or directory”. However the new version of desktop-session-wallpaper as part of the python3/gtk3 version of wallpaper-antix is showing (Version: 3.*).

    Maybe try reinstalling the wallpaper-antix package to use the python2/gtk2 version in buster
    or
    download and install the newer deb python3/gtk3 version.
    http://repo.antixlinux.com/bullseye/pool/main/w/wallpaper-antix/wallpaper-antix_0.6.4_all.deb

    Computers are like air conditioners. They work fine until you start opening Windows. ~Author Unknown

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