PID File for squid in Fedora – 21 (

2015-03-24 1 min read Fedora Gnome
So, the other day, I wanted to have squid store its pid in the regular ‘var/run’ directory. Good simple enough – just add the following to “/etc/squid/squid.conf” : pid_filename /var/run/squid/ and create the /var/run/squid directory. Simple, hold on not so fast. Reboot and psssst.. ‘/var/run/squid’ is gone. Finally found that /var/run is handled by systemd-tmpfiles and thus you need to do this as well: cat <>/lib/tmpfiles.d/squid.conf d /run/squid 700 squid squid EOF So, basically you need to tell tmpfiles to create the squid directory as well. Continue reading

geary mail – gnome mail client

2014-05-30 1 min read Gnome
A new mail client is coming in town. Gnome is working on new mail client called geary. Currently only supports imap accounts. Description: Geary is a new email reader for GNOME designed to let you read your email quickly and effortlessly. Its interface is based on conversations, so you can easily read an entire discussion without having to click from message to message. Geary is still in early development and has limited features today, but we’re planning to add Continue reading

nautilis fork ( File manager ) with tree view in sidebar.

2014-02-09 1 min read Fedora Gnome
Was searching for this for sometime now, finally found it. sudo yum install nemo sudo yum list nemo* First just install nemo. Configure nemo not to interfere with default desktop and also make it default handler. So, here are the settings that would do it. gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/applications/component_viewer/exec --type 'string' 'nemo "%s"' gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/trash/command --type 'string' 'nemo "%s"' gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop-icons false Now, if you need more functionality in file manager then check the list of nemo packages from the output of second command of yum. Continue reading

conky transparent window on Fedora with Gnome.

2013-07-22 1 min read Fedora Gnome
On Fedora with Gnome-shell 3, its been long time that I was not able to get transparent window. So, finally I thought to spend some time to try to fix that. Finally got that fixed with all the configurations below in the conkyrc. Here the default color is set to LightSkyBlue but feel free to change that. I hope this helps fedora community who is struggling to get transparent window. And here is the code : Continue reading

Display X applications from virtual terminals

2012-05-03 1 min read Fedora Gnome
GNOME Session plugin (Photo credit: David Siegel) Here is a script that can help you set the proper envirionment to start a gnome-shell from one of the terminals. #!/bin/bash - #=============================================================================== # # FILE: # # USAGE: ./ # # DESCRIPTION: # # # OPTIONS: --- # REQUIREMENTS: --- # BUGS: --- # NOTES: --- # AUTHOR: Amit Agarwal (aka), # CREATED: 09/14/2011 04:45:31 PM IST # Last modified: Wed Sep 14, 2011 04:45PM # REVISION: --- #=============================================================================== gnome_session=$(pgrep -u $USER gnome-session) eval export$(sed's/\o000/\n/g;' < /proc/$gnome_session/environ |grep DISPLAY) eval export$(sed's/\o000/\n/g;' < /proc/$gnome_session/environ |grep XAUTHORITY) eval export$(sed's/\o000/\n/g;' < /proc/$gnome_session/environ |grep DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS) So, once you have done that you have the correct environment to use the X display and thus you can start the gnome-shell as well or do any other fancy thing that you want 🙂 Continue reading

Set gnome-shell to start in fallback mode without GUI.

2012-01-26 1 min read Fedora Gnome
If you run into issues with gnome-shell then gnome-shell should allow you to disable all the plugins and get the gnome-shell. But since gnome-shell is still evolving, you might run into issue where the shell does not come up. What to do in that case. You can set the shell to start in fallback mode, where there are more chances that it will come up. Alas, but you don’t have a shell or desktop session to do that. Continue reading
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