Short essential how-to list for the complete Linux newbie

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  • #46465
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    userzero

      I am not familiar with rox-filer or ICEwm, hope not to disturb.

      For rox-filer,

      Change leafpad, xmms to xed, deadbeef … If you make any changes re-create the symlinks in [~/.config/rox.sourceforge.net/SendTo] … Notice that the directories are hidden …
      > _ ln -sT ~ /.local/share/applications/xed.desktop Open\ with\ xed
      > _ ln -sT /usr/share/applications/deadbeef.desktop Open\ with\ deadbeef

      > _ ls -la .audio_flac /
      lrwxrwxrwx 1 user user 40 Dec 2 14:45 ‘Open with deadbeef’ -> /usr/share/applications/deadbeef.desktop

      > _ ls -la .text_x-log /
      lrwxrwxrwx 1 user user 50 Dec 2 14:39 ‘Open with xed’ -> /home/user/.local/share/applications/xed.desktop

      #46468
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      userzero

        Credits to @damo, Display the keybinds (~/.icewm/keys).
        Create a file ~/bin/tiling-kbinds.txt

        example,

        key "Ctrl+Shift+KP_Left" wingrid-left.sh # Left-Move window to Left 
        key "Ctrl+Shift+KP_Right" wingrid-right.sh # Right-Move window to Right 
        key "Ctrl+Shift+KP_Up" wingrid-top.sh # Up-Move window Top 
        key "Ctrl+Shift+KP_Down" wingrid-bottom.sh # Down-Move window to Bottom 
        key "Ctrl+Shift+KP_Home" wingrid-topleft.sh # Home-Move window to Top Left 
        key "Ctrl+Shift+KP_Prior" wingrid-topright.sh # PgUp-Move window Top Right 
        key "Ctrl+Shift+KP_End" wingrid-bottomleft.sh # End-Move window to Bottom Left 
        key "Ctrl+Shift+KP_Next" wingrid-bottomright.sh # PgDn-Move window to Bottom Right 
        key "Ctrl+Shift+KP_Insert" wingrid-maximize.sh # 0-Maximize window 
        key "Ctrl+Shift+KP_Begin" wingrid-center.sh # 5-Center window
        key "Ctrl+Shift+KP_Delete" wingrid-close.sh # .-Close window

        Create another file ~/bin/tiling-kbinds.sh,

        #!/bin/bash
        ##
        ## tiling-kbinds.sh  by damo, August 2017
        ##
        KBINDS="$HOME/bin/tiling-kbinds.txt"
        ERROR_MSG1="$KBINDS does not exist"
        ERROR_MSG2="This script requires 'yad' to be installed"
        [[ -f $KBINDS ]] 2>/dev/null || { notify-send "$ERROR_MSG1" >&2;exit 1;}
        if type yad &>/dev/null;then
            yad --text-info --filename="$KBINDS" --width=580 --height=750 --undecorated \
            --no-buttons --margins=20 --borders=0
        else
            notify-send "$ERROR_MSG2" >&2
            exit 1
        fi
        

        Add to ~/.icewm/keys

        key "Super+r" icewm --restart
        key "Super+F1" /home/user/bin/tiling-kbinds.sh

        Saludos.

        #46513
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        jls727

          Is there an easier way to connect to network attached drives? The method described by DO in an older video is time consuming and it always takes me several tries to get it work. This is the main thing that I don’t like about AnTix. Thanks.
          Jeff

          #46558
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          Xecure

            Do you mean using connectshares? Many have reported it works well. Or are you referring to something else?

            antiX Live system enthusiast.
            General Live Boot Parameters for antiX.

            #48351
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            BruceW

              I can see my WiFi router. I select it and click on Connect. When I enter my password into the Passphrase box and click OK, Connman returns an error message saying invalid-key. I have attempted this numerous times, so I know I am not fat-fingering or that I had inadvertently hit the Capslock key. Can you help?

              #48441
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              Xecure

                BruceW, Open a new thread with inxi -Fxz information and also let us know if the password contains spaces, special characters (#/\! etc). Connman doesn’t seem to handdle these special character well, so ceni is recommended in those cases.

                antiX Live system enthusiast.
                General Live Boot Parameters for antiX.

                #48449
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                ModdIt

                  special characters (#/\! etc). Important No \ at end of password, that is known bug.

                  #48494
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                  PPC

                    1- Setting up wi-fi:
                    1.2- Thanks to Xecure, we now have a new app to help activate and configure Wi-fi, for those of you that are having problems doing that: “antix-wifi-switch

                    One way to use it is Menu > Terminal and enter the command (don’t worry, it opens a graphical configuration tool)

                    antix-wifi-switch --gui connman

                    Click through the “helper” windows, then, on the “Wireless” tab, click “Connect” to the selected wi-fi network. Enter your wi-fi password on the field called “Passphrase”.
                    After you correctly configured your network, you can close the Terminal window.

                    P.

                    #48512
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                    Brian Masinick

                      Also a reminder that Wifi is usually not “activated” by default in the Connman interface. If you are using the graphical version of Connman make sure that the interface (Ethernet, Bluetooth, or WiFi) that you want to use is enabled. Once the method you are using is enabled, particularly with WiFi and Bluetooth, you should be able to locate the network you want to use.

                      The tutorial that has been previously shared has all of the details too; I am merely reminding you about this…

                      --
                      Brian Masinick

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                      U1tr4_B1u3

                        Hello, would be cool if anyone can explain how to set time format to 24 hours instead of 12 hour format. I can choose format to 24 hours but after restart the clock reset to 12 hour format back again. Thank you in advance i think this one would interest more people. Tried to change the string from preferences but that was not the way to change the format. Regards

                        #57004
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                        Xecure

                          If this comment is related to changing preferences from the menu, to make them permanent, there is an option at the bottom of the icewm Preferences menu that should say “Save Modification”.[…] With this you can avoid having to manually edit files (for the few options you can see in the menu).

                          antiX Live system enthusiast.
                          General Live Boot Parameters for antiX.

                          #57014
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                          U1tr4_B1u3

                            Yes! Now i managed to set time format to 24 hours from string and saved that preference, now works as i intended. The other thing though regarding starting numlock “always on” did not worked even i followed the instruction from the start of this post. Many thanks for this tips and tricks post!

                            #60926
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                            BobC

                              If you didn’t find your answer in this thread, FAQ, or Wiki, try using the Forum Search by using the Forum pulldown, then click Search, and enter the most uncommmon words you might be looking for.

                              For example if I was having problems with grub customizer not working, I would have it search for grub customizer. You might get a number of screens as a result, but if too many search again with more words or page through and see if you can find an answer to your problem.

                              Another way to search the forum is to use a browser search by typing in:
                              grub customizer site:https://www.antixforum.com/forums

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                              #73654
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                              schproodle

                                access_cloud-antiX-v2.sh installed with no problem and it worked to access google drive. I may have made a clumsy attempt to turn it off – unmounted the google drive. Now it no longer works. Goes through all the steps and the drive does not appear in rox.

                                EeePC, ASUSTek 1000HE - Atom N280, 1667 MHz, 32 bit - RAM 992.2 MiB
                                Kernel: 4.9.0-279-antix.1-486-smp i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1
                                Desktop: IceWM 2.9.3 & zzzfm
                                Distro: antiX-21_386-full Grup Yorum 31 October 2021

                                #73851
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                                PPC

                                  access_cloud-antiX-v2.sh installed with no problem and it worked to access google drive. I may have made a clumsy attempt to turn it off – unmounted the google drive. Now it no longer works. Goes through all the steps and the drive does not appear in rox.

                                  My advice would be to reboot your computer and try to use “access cloud” again. If it fails to start, please create a new thread about that problem and I’ll try to help you out…

                                  P.

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