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by chris
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Carbon Player-desktop media player
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Carbon Player-desktop media player

I got as far as "doesn't support flac" and gave up reading.
by chris
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Didnt realize Id be using my Chromebook so much
Replies: 32
Views: 770

Re: Didnt realize Id be using my Chromebook so much

I've been following this thread with great interest. Have either of you spent time on your Chromebook but away from the Internet for any length of time (days)? How did things hold up? My internet connection in Spain is spotty to say the least.
by chris
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Best & worst laptop brands 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Best & worst laptop brands 2020

Now, I've had an ASUS X550CA for several years. I got it in Dubai when I was there on holiday (and my then current laptop died) c/w 8GB RAM. It's had Vista (installed), (up)graded to 8.0 then 8.1, now 10, currently 1909. Dual booted with several Linuxes, now basically 64 bit Void. Changed to 1TB mai...
by chris
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Lenovo releases Thinkpads and Thinkstations with Ubuntu preinstalled
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Lenovo releases Thinkpads and Thinkstations with Ubuntu preinstalled

"The only reason it's not a good mainstream choice is because Fedora has Red Hat supporting them, not Microsoft..."

Isn't it odd that Lenovo, who bought IBM's PC division, should not support a distro that is now owned by IBM?
by chris
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: phpBB hosting
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: phpBB hosting

Thanks Dai
I'll give them a look.
Cheers
by chris
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: phpBB hosting
Replies: 3
Views: 211

phpBB hosting

Hi all, I'm thinking of starting a BB for my neighbours (in the UK) - max about a dozen users. I've got a small setup working with phpBB, lightppd, mariadb and php7 (on a raspberry pi b). Which host do you guys use? Do they include the above software? Or is there a better way to do it (e.g. switch l...
by chris
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Find and delete lines in .desktop files
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: Find and delete lines in .desktop files

As an aside/addition if you change the grep bit to:

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grep -v -E '.*\[.*\]=|^$' "filename"
you get rid of blank lines too.
Note capital E and vertical bar separator between regex bits.
by chris
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Find and delete lines in .desktop files
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: Find and delete lines in .desktop files

A safer way to do what you want:

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for i in *.desktop; do cp "$i" "$i.backup"; grep -v '.*\[.*\]=' "$i.backup" > "$i"; done
And then restart to make sure your "new" .desktop files are working. Only then delete the .backup files
by chris
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Find and delete lines in .desktop files
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: Find and delete lines in .desktop files

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grep -v '.*\[.*\]=' textmaker-free18.desktop
[/size]

will print ONLY lines NOT containing:
Something[something]= from the file textmaker-free18.desktop
Note the \ escaping [ and ], and .* for any-length string
by chris
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Forum issues
Topic: Odd fonts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: Odd fonts?

Possibly this is caused by the "font-awesome" package, loaded (or not) by css? However, 'xbps-query -Rs font' lists nearly 200 font-related packages - obviously including some font manipulation packages - but 100+ of these are actual fonts. In my case I have zipped up all the fonts from my Windows f...