Showing posts from March, 2014

Xfce 4.10 on EPEL 7

For all those who are testing EL 7 beta -

I have built some Xfce 4.10 packages for testing in EL 7 beta. These packages are available from my COPR repo - Xfce 4.10 for EL 7

Instead of clicking the link the above, add the repo using the details below -

name=Copr repo for xfce410_epel7 owned by nonamedotc
I have not yet tested any of these packages. So, I have no idea if they will work as intended. I will test it myself soon (after I lay my hands on the VM) but for the moment, I would appreciate some testing of these packages.

--  xfconf has been built without the perl bindings. There were too many perl dependencies. Some of the packages I built are still in the repository but, as far as I can tell, they are not needed

--List of the packages in the repo are below. This is only a starting list. I will try to add more as we go…

Some ramblings

So, I have been running Rawhide for a while now. It has been been incredibly surprising that rawhide is so stable! I run Xfce 4.11 from my COPR repo and I have had practically no trouble whatsoever.

One of the things I have wanted to do and still have not "accomplished" is to run qemu-kvm on my T500 laptop. Till date, I have been using Virtualbox for all my VMs - want to switch and as the first step installed qemu packages yesterday along with virt-manager and libvirt. Next is to download some installation images - CentOS 6.5, Fedora 19 and 20. May be Debian as well.
Now, some news -  New versions of xfdashboard are available. The one in testing is 0.1.6 while the one in stable is 0.1.5. I am, of course, running 0.1.6 on both F21 and F20. It works quite fine so far! :) Kevin (nirik) has added xfdashboard and xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin to Fedora Xfce live CD -

xfdashboard, greybird theme and xfdesktop-4.11.4 (COPR)

A quick update about three packages
Official Packages
I have built the latest versions of xfdashboard (0.1.5), greybird theme (1.3.3) and submitted for update. They should be available in updates-testing very soon. Please test and add karma.
Unofficial Packages
Xfdesktop-4.11.4 was released today. See the original email announcing the release here.
This builds without problems locally and so I have submitted a COPR build for the same. Once the build is completed, xfdesktop-4.11.4 should be available as an update for Fedora 20 and Rawhide. Again, please send me an email with any bugs/crashes noticed.
The complete release notes (for xfdesktop-4.11.4) from the email - 
Release notes for 4.11.4 ======================== [Please note that this is a development release.] Fifth development release of xfdesktop targeting for Xfce 4.12. Please report all problems at * Versioned help: - Point to the page for xfdesktop 4.11. (Bug 10736) * Build errors with some …

Disabling trackpoint in Lenovo Thinkpad

This question came up in Fedoraforum sometime back and the following is from my notes on how the trackpoint can be disabled in Lenovo Thinkpad. It might be similar in other laptops but I have not tested in any others.
Step 1: Identify the trackpoint
$ xinput list

Virtual core pointerid=2[master pointer  (3)]
Virtual core XTEST pointerid=4[slave  pointer  (2)]
PS/2+USB Mouseid=10[slave  pointer  (2)]
SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPadid=12[slave  pointer  (2)]
TPPS/2 IBM TrackPointid=13[slave  pointer  (2)]
[ ... ]
Step 2: Look up device properties

$ xinput list-props 13Device 'TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint':
Device Enabled (141):1
Step 3: Disable the trackpoint

Long form of the command

$ xinput set-prop "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" "Device Enabled" 0
Short form of the command

$ xinput set-prop 13 141 0

Xfce 4.11 repo updated to include xfce4-session-4.11

I finally found time to update the Xfce 4.11 COPR repo to include xfce4-session-4.11 also. The package has built successfully for Fedora 20 and Rawhide - both 32- and 64-bit architectures.
As before, do not use bugzilla for reporting bugs for this COPR package. Please email me directly.
Here is the link to my COPR repo - Xfce - 4.11 COPR repo (for Fedora 20 and Rawhide only)
This is what I am running one of my laptops and verything is good so far. Some potentially important information is given below.

Kernel $ uname -r3.14.0-0.rc5.git0.1.fc21.1.x86_64
 $ rpm -qa xfce4* | grep 4.11 | sortxfce4-appfinder-4.11.0-1.fc21.x86_64
$ rpm -qa systemd

$ rpm -qa selinux*selinux-policy-targeted-3.13.1-29.fc21.noarch
selinux-policy-3.13.1-29.fc21.noarch Of course, I do not imply that the packages will not work in any ot…

Greybird theme

Short update -

The latest version (1.3.1) of Greybird theme (made by people at Shimmer Project) should soon be in Fedora 19 and 20 stable repo.