Debian Multimedia :: Enable Hotkeys With LXDE On Jessie
Apr 27, 2015
I've been using debian for well over a year, previously with the gnome desktop. I never really liked how much memory and CPU it used, but many things like the hotkeys worked out of the box, and it was relatively easy to configure. After upgrading to Jessie I decided I'd give LXDE a go given it was lightweight and seemed more complete than e17.
However, after over a day struggling to get everything to work just right, I am still unable to use use my hotkeys (volume control, brightness control, etc.). The volume can be controlled through the GUI, but the brightness seems to have no control whatsoever. In any event, I installed the drivers and firmware for the hardware and used the instructions in the link to try and configure the key bindings, but nothing has worked: [URL] ....
:Questions#Change_hotkeys I'm not sure what to do now.
I know the problem has been partly solved in this old thread [URL] .....
Now we have Jessie as stable, yet LXDE doesn't shutdown properly:
On the same computers, Wheezy LXDE shut down very fast
I installed Jessie from the netinstall image.
On a 2007 computer, it's like the old days with a Pentium II running some version of Puppy Linux or Slitaz. The system shuts down after a while but the computer remains on.
On a 2013 laptop, I added the line init=/bin/systemd in the Grub default file as advised on the old thread above. The laptop shuts down after a while, the system first, then the hard disk goes to sleep, then all the leds are off.
If I run the magic command, the computer shutdowns in a breeze, perhaps even quicker than good old Wheezy:
Code: Select all# systemctl poweroff
Now, is this still a systemd bug? Doesn't look like it since the systemctl command works. Is it an LXDE bug? Looks like it in a way - if the LXDE shutdown button enabled the systemctl poweroff command, I suppose the button would work?
Is there a way to make the LXDE shutdown button run the systemctl poweroff command?
I'm glad Wheezy is still with us because I wouldn't install Jessie for newbies — they'd think shutdown (through clicking on a button) is even worse than in Windows.
My wifi does not work in the actual debian testing jessie lxde amd64 with wicd version (fresh install). What I've done:
0. Fresh testing jessie install (offline and ignored the question for adding iwlwifi)
1. Adding following sources: deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
2. apt-get update
3. apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi
4. modprobe -r iwlwifi ; modprobe iwlwifi
So searching the web just brings up the wheezy way solution (backport new kernel and iwlwifi).
But in this case, actual jessie testing kernel is already installed by default and so the actual 43 firmware-iwlwifi
Some information: Code: Select all# dpkg -l |grep -i iwlwifi ii firmware-iwlwifi 0.43 all Binary firmware for Intel Wireless cards
I installed debian 7 lxde from lxde cd. It freezes on logging in (i.e keyboard doesn't work,desktop freezes and only mouse pointer works.But,I can't select or view anything.Only mouse pointer can be moved.).
But,If I do not login with the display manager and login (my username and not root) via another terminal like tty3 or tty4 using alt+ctrl+F3 or F4,everything works fine.
I have issue with cpufreq frontend in LXDE, I cant change governor. I am in powerdev group. Maybe I dont have permission to change governor with this plugin. I am using Debian Squeeze. Please what can I do, I can change the gowernor: cpufreq-set -g ... , but I want to do that like normal user in cpufreq frontend in LXDE.
I am using Wheezy LXDE amd64 and I want to remove Iceweasel and install the real Firefox. Now according to this page - URL... Firefox is only there for Ubuntu and Opensuse officially by Mozilla. But since Ubuntu is based on Debian will the firefox for Ubuntu work for Debian ?Also since I am completely new to Linux I need to know how to do the following -:
How to check the dependencies given on URL.... and if necessary update them. For example what are the commands for checking if I have GTK+2.18 or higher and if necessary update that.after extracting Firefox do I need to create any symbolic links ? If so what are they ?Can I install plugins like Adobe Flash Player and update Firefox easily ?
I saw that on every computer in which I installed LXDE on Debian 8 (the problem was not existing on Debian 7.8.0)
So I decided to use mate-desktop-environment but a brand new problem (always ) made his apparition when I try to use tightvncserver on a Mate desktop (no task bar, and memory growing GB after GB up to the memory explosion after 1 or 2 minutes with 16GB RAM -I will post another subject for that once I will know more things about it - since it is, after all, an huge problem causing the computer to crash if "reboot" our "vncserver -kill :1" is not quickly done)
But here talking about LXDE taskbar: others LXDE users, do you have this problem with the icons ?
I managed to install Jessie on my new Lenovo Ideapad 100 and have been trying to put the finishing touches on it. I downloaded FDPowermonitor and the icon showed up right away. Then after a few minutes it went away and hasn't shown back up.
I think I need to modify /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart to include @fdpowermon but I cannot figure out how to have the permission and use a editor I understand.
I just log into LXDE with root... but there has got to be a better way yes? But that didn't work anyway...
By (first step) doing: pcmanfm --set-wallpaper /point-to-new-wallpaper, it change the configuration to the new wallpaper, then, my question is: What is the most correct way to "refresh the desktop screen" (by command line) so that the new wallpaper is then displayed.
And by (second step) doing: lxsession-logout, and choosing 'Logout', the new wallpaper is displayed after the new login. No problem here. Is there a (most correct) way to completely change the picture and activate it by command line (without user intervention)?
I have installed the LXDE desktop on my Debian Testing setup (It also has XFCE desktop installed). On the LXDE desktop I am trying to increase the virtual desktops from 2 to 4 desktops but every time I right click on the desktop pager icon on the task bar and then click on Desktop Pager Setting (from the menu that appears), nothing happens I don't get any configuration window for the desktop pager. AM I missing something from my install of LXDE??
Installed Debian 8 Lxde desktop yesterday. All worked fine post install. Executed following two commands to make system up to date:-
Code: Select allapt-get update and Code: Select allapt-get upgrade
Switched off my system after using it for close to 3 hours. Today I booted my system and I could not see any GUI in action except mouse pointer. What I can only see is clicked on my camera and posted below for your review.When I get the login screen, I can choose different DE (fluxbox) and I was able to login and do some action. I don't know the reason for this sudden disappearance of desktop.
What is the rigth way to intall n configure it with LXDE desktop? i has been search in this forum and it's pointing to GNOME..i also already google about this.. i see many tutorial about compiz with ubuntu gnome distro..i'm now using LXDE the vise-versa to the tutorial.
The first issue is adding launch icons to the task bar. I can add launchers, but cannot figure out how to link them to applications. It is only half a problem, because putting links on the desktop is easy, but I prefer having launchers on the task bar so the desktop is not cluttered.The big problem is placement of desktop icons. I like to put icons on the right side of the screen, and more importantly, I like to group related icons. For example, if I had a folder or document for Linux and another for Debian, I want them grouped together. I also like arranging by category: folders in one column, documents and images in another and launchers (if any) in a third. However, if there is way to enable desktop icons to be moved, I cannot figure it out. Icons are fixed on the left side of the screen with folders first in alphabetical order, then documents/images in alphabetical or numerical order, and launch icons last.My guess is icons can be moved, but I am not computer literate enough to figure it out. It does not make sense that the task bar can be placed on the top, bottom, left or right, but desktop icons cannot be moved. I have tried every preference setting, but there are no relevant options.Am I over-looking something that is not obvious or is it a strange deficiency with LXDE?
I am trying to configure my test Squeze install on an older PC with LXDE desktop, and I can't seem to find anything which would enable me to mount a floppy.Then I tried to use the konsole as root mount -w /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0
But although this device and this mount point exist, nothing is mounted. I double checked with various floppies which I know have data on them and none of them are being mounted. The umount command would I expect be umount /media/floppy0 /dev/fd0...I tried searching the web and this forum and didn't find anything helpful. Can anyone help?
I am using Debian Wheezy with LXDE and I am using the monitor resolution as 1280x1024. Now the Window maximize, minimize buttons look tiny and its pretty irritating. Is there anyway I can make them bigger ? I tried googling but whatever documentation I found was regarding GNOME not LXDE since not many people use it. I don't want to try any online themes of Linux just want the buttons to be bigger. Is there anyway ?
I'm running lenny on a dell c600. Presently I'm using kde (which is great), but due to system requirements (c600 is ancient... more than 5 years old ; ) it's a bit slow. So I started checking out lxde and xfce. There both great, except for one problem: The left click on a program icon in the (pardon the microsoft analogy) start menu launches it unstead of giving me options like 'link to desktop'
I recently upgraded from wheezy to jessie and everything went as planned with dist-upgrade. However I just noticed that I can't play any video file. I thought about upgrading vlc, as it was already installed but it had dependency problems. So I tried to remove it
Code: Select allsudo apt-get remove --purge vlc
Then If I try to install vlc I receive this message:
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may resolve the situation:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.2.0~rc2-2) but 2.0.3-5+deb7u2+b1 is to be installed Depends: libvlccore8 (>= 2.2.0~pre1) but it is not going to be installed Recommends: vlc-plugin-notify (= 2.2.0~rc2-2) but it is not going to be installed Recommends: vlc-plugin-samba (= 2.2.0~rc2-2) but it is not going to be installed Breaks: vlc-nox (< 2.2.0~pre2-2~) but 2.0.3-5+deb7u2+b1 is to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
Now, I thought about removing vlc-data but I received this message saying that 253 packages will be removed (624Mb worth of applications). Am I uninstalling my entire system with this?
This is my sources.list
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib non-free deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib non-free deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
- Debian boots normally - I get the login screen - Once my credentials entered, I see only the grey foreground of the login screen for a couple of seconds, then a black screen with a prompt for like half a second and then I'm back to the login screen. No error message, nothing.
When booting in recovery mode and use startx, it works fine (it's my setup at the moment). From there, if I start gdm3 (systemctl start gdm.service), I get the black screen with a prompt and I can do nothing, I have to shut down directly by pressing the button.I tried to add Debian-gdm user to the video group (even if I don't use nVidia drivers), to replace gdm by lightdm and even to remove any display manager but the issue is not solved.Here are some outputs:
Code: Select all# dpkg-reconfigure gdm3 Job for gdm.service failed. See 'systemctl status gdm.service' and 'journalctl -xn' for details. invoke-rc.d: initscript gdm3, action "reload" failed Code: Select all# journalctl -xn -- Logs begin at Tue 2015-12-29 19:16:26 CET, end at Tue 2015-12-29 20:20:55 CET
Since removing gdm didn't change anything, I assume it doesn't have anything to do with it but still.
I'm trying out a Jessie install and have noticed VNC doesn't work as well as it used to. I often install a desktop environment on a headless machine, disable *dm, and use vnc4server to create a desktop session if I want to use a GUI. When I try to do the same on Jessie, I run into problems.
Using Gnome, all I get is the generic "Oops something went wrong" error. Looking at .xsession-errors, there are some errors that hint at the problem.
Code: Select allXsession: X session started for ryan at Mon Dec 29 06:07:30 CST 2014 X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation) Major opcode of failed request: 109 (X_ChangeHosts) Value in failed request: 0x5 Serial number of failed request: 6 Current serial number in output stream: 8
Some possibly related bugs: [URL] ...
The same thing seems to happen with Cinnamon. Since I doubt a fix for the above issue will make it into Jessie, I tried XFCE. However, that doesn't work correctly either. When running XFCE via VNC something is misreporting the version of xrandr as 1.1 instead of 1.4. Since xfsettingsd appears to want version 1.2+, many things are broken.
This post on the Ubuntu forums suggests the issue might be fixed in xfsettingsd version 4.11: [URL] .....
Is there a better way of getting a remote desktop in Jessie that I'm overlooking?
I am using Jessie. 64 bits. I have been using Sound Converter in other distros (LMDE, Ubuntu, etc) in the past.Jessie has Sound Converter 2.1.3. I think I have installed the needed codecs. When I try to convert from mp4 to mp3, the program gets stuck, and nothing happens. Other formats can be converted.
When I use SoundKonverter (also in Jessie, version 2.1.1) it works with no problem, converting from mp4 to mp3. Nevertheless I would prefer to use Sound Converter.
A few weeks ago I have installed Debian Jessie on KDE Desktop Version. I have a problem with the Display Manager Kdm, if i log out session the monitor turns off (DVI No Signal), the only option that I have it's forced shutdown or reboot via power button. I try another DM lightdm and this works fine. But i liked to know why log out session crash on Kdm.
Adding : TerminateServer=true at the end of /etc/kde4/kdm/kdmrc (Section :[X-:*-Core], solve the issue.
I'm trying to install KDEConnect on my 64 bit Debian system. It's failing because of dependencies.
Tried installing the first dependency, sshfs. It said it cannot find the 64 bit package. So, I tried the 32 bit. That one depends on fuse. Tried to install fuse 32 bit. hat depends on sed. Tried installing 32 bit sed, but the package manager said it's risky to replace 64 bit sed with the 32 bit variant.
I stopped here thinking that I'm risking some stability and the road to the finish line is not visible till the end, meaning I might lose hours trying to do something that fails at the last step. This happened to me few times in the past (with other software) and I really don't want to repeat the incident. I need a stable system and I need my time.
The question is: how to get installed kdeconnect package on Jessie 64 bit ...
X won't start (awesome WM) after upgrading to jessie. It seems to startup up, then just stops. I'm running startx from the command line after logging in. The xorg log (bottom) looks good and I see an exit code of zero.
I do see this in sysout:
Code: Select alldebian xf86TokenToOptinfo: table is NULL
Googled around but I can't find anything specific on this one.
I'm not using any xorg.conf, as booting into a linux rescue cd everything works ok
Code: Select all[ 2275.960] X.Org X Server 1.16.4 Release Date: 2014-12-20 [ 2275.960] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 [ 2275.960] Build Operating System: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 Debian [ 2275.960] Current Operating System: Linux jj 3.14.25 #1 SMP Fri Dec 5 10:17:33 EST 2014 x86_64