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Mate: your adjustments

Post#1 by francois » 26 Jun 2013, 15:19

Brokenman is developping gnome mate module for porteus 2.1rc1 as an additional destop environment (DE) for mate:
viewtopic.php?f=53&t=2250

As some adjustments to the DE are not necessarily bugs with the module, I propose that the enthusiasts gnome mate users exchange on the functionalities and adjustment of this DE.
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Re: Gnome mate: your adjustments

Post#2 by francois » 26 Jun 2013, 18:25

Trying to change screensaver thru:
system > preferences > screensaver

I get the following message:
http://www.photoshop.com/users/franc01s ... 3d0505139a

A translation in simple steps for me to implement would help? Do you have an interpretation?

I am working root on porteus 2.1rc1 with module mate desktop.
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Re: Gnome mate: your adjustments

Post#3 by brokenman » 26 Jun 2013, 20:01

The sreensaver config won't run as root and the xscreensaver site suggests NEVER doing so as it is a HUGE security flaw. Personally i think running X as root is just bad news. With that out of the way, I suggest you run it as guest, make your changes and then run changes-time to investigate what changed. Then you can save these changes into the root heirarchy. If the only file that changed was the dconf/user file then we can extract the contents and insert them into the root config file, or make the changes using the dconf-editor in the menu.

There are various results in google on how to run xscreensaver as root. They also give warnings.
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Re: Gnome mate: your adjustments

Post#4 by francois » 26 Jun 2013, 22:55

Thanks. :)

It seems that root mode with gnome is some kind of heresy. I admire your patience.
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Re: Gnome mate: your adjustments

Post#5 by francois » 29 Jun 2013, 14:21

Interesting links for mate de:
Mate home page:
http://mate-desktop.org/
Archlinux wiki:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/MATE
Archlinux thread on mate:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=121162&p=1
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Re: Mate: your adjustments

Post#6 by francois » 09 Jul 2013, 23:29

Working with mate porteus v.2.1 rc2:

I use the following menu.lst entry:

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title porteus v2_32 on sda7 /32bit_v21rc2
kernel (hd0,6)/32bit_v21rc2/boot/syslinux/vmlinuz from=/dev/sda7/32bit_v21rc2 changes=EXIT:/32bit_v21rc2/porteus login=root
initrd=(hd0,6)/32bit_v21rc2/boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
boot
How come the changes are not saved. When I quit mate and reboot the program that were left open will not reopen automatically at reboot. Though I have set:
system > preferences > startup applications > options > automatically remember ... ... when loging out.

Is this a bug in mate or just some misunderstanding of my part of how this desktop operate? :(
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Re: Mate: your adjustments

Post#7 by brokenman » 10 Jul 2013, 00:05

I think your forgot to include your menu.lst entry. In any case please edit /opt/porteus-scripts/changes-time and remove on line 30:
$changes/home and $changes/root

After making your changes (including adding any entries into startup applications) run this file and then post the output of: find /root/changes*
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Re: Mate: your adjustments

Post#8 by brokenman » 10 Jul 2013, 01:38

I got your menu.lst from the other post.

I think you misunderstood the function of 'remember running applications when logging out' (although it could be in a better place.)
This means when you logout, and then log in again (without rebooting) then the applications you had open will still be open. The default behavior is to start a fresh login with none of the windows you left open still open.
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Re: Mate: your adjustments

Post#9 by francois » 10 Jul 2013, 02:11

Thus I should understand that it will not save them after a shutdown. :(
Thus the behavior of mate is different from xfce or kde where saving desktop (firefox, caja, pdf-reader windows ... ) is possible, to impossible automatically for mate?

Meanwhile I think I caught what you meant. I can start some applications if I define them in:
system > preference > startup applications > startup programs > Add

Using the command firefox and caja, I get those to startup at bootup of porteus. :)
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Re: Mate: your adjustments

Post#10 by brokenman » 10 Jul 2013, 14:29

system > preference > startup applications > startup programs > Add
Yes this will startup an application after the desktop boots. You may also use the new cheatcode: guiexec=firefox

I don't think any other desktop has the ability to remember exactly what was open after you shutdown and reboot again, and have the computer remember the state of all applications and return to this state. As far as i know this is only possible for suspend/hibernate.
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