xfce

Reviving an old Samsung N150 Netbook and making it a solid Dev Environment

16 May 2018 - 4 minute read

I had an old Samsung N150 netbook lying around in my parent’s house. It was an amazing netbook and I remember fondly using it when my parents were not using it to browse the internet and sometimes even use it for school work. It came with Windows Vista if I recall correctly but I had installed Windows XP service pack 3 on it because as we know, Vista sucked! Well, the netbook was very solid, it even ran small games such as Fifa Manager etc and came with a solid keyboard, ethernet and VGA as well for connecting to a big screen.

yumex-dnf is locked

11 Oct 2017 - 1 minute read
categories: foss notes xfce

I downloaded a .rpm and double clicked it to install it and it started yumex-dnf. But for some reason it crashed and dnf was locked. I fixed it using yumex-dnf --exit and installed the rpm using sudo dnf install cacher-1.1.10.x86_64.rpm

Adding xfce4 Keyboard Shortcuts for Clementine or Spotify

20 May 2017 - 1 minute read

xfce4 has default media key settings for Pragha music player. Although, if you use clementine music player you can use keyboard shortcuts to control it with DBus and MPRIS. Clementine is known as org.mpris.clementine and you can add the following entries to your Keyboard Settings > Application Shortcuts If you use spotify, it is registered as org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify on qdbus. qdbus org.mpris.clementine /Player org.freedesktop.MediaPlayer.Next qdbus org.mpris.clementine /Player org.freedesktop.MediaPlayer.Pause qdbus org.mpris.clementine /Player org.