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Cameo 4 send to sihluitte inkscape extension

Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 10:22
I use a cameo 4 cutter machine, I found an extension to Inkscape, send to silhouette, which is pretty awesome,but the scaling is a problem, I managed to create an A4 template with registration marks that work 99 % perfectly for print and cut, but the issue is I can't solve the scaling issue when cutting vinyl, cutting becomes bigger than the one in the design, is there any solution for that, I use Inkscape 1.2, in fedora 36.
Thanks in Advanced
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Global Dynamics of the Demise of Microsoft Windows (Now Down to 27%)

LXer Linux News - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 09:14
The situation of Windows' "share" (however subjective any measure would be) is grim; despite a "new" release of Windows, as recently as several months ago, "market share" decreases fast
Categories: General News

Thunderbird 102

Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 08:57
Thunderbird in Slackware-current was upgraded at Fri Jul 1 01:23:50 UTC 2022

Thuderbird 102 doesn't connect to IMAPS when server certificate is selfsigned.
Adding CA certificate to athorities in Thunderbird doesn't help.
Categories: Software and Help

recompiling GTK & Qt programs with centre-justified menus?

Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 08:42
In '0s I came up with a several/couple graphical user interface (GUI) ideas/suggestions KDE implemented, and if I recall correctly, Windows copied some (when MS was influenced by KDE4.) One was menus could be moved to middle, which they didn't use, but lately Windows uses (start menu, don't know about programs' menus like 'File Edit View Help,' etc.)
        GUIs aren't books so there's no reason menus should be left-justified rather than centre-justified. If I'm drawing in GIMP on 4K screen, having to go that far is the worst, and still bad even with programs snapped to each side of the screen... it was bad in 1990s - '0s even with 1600x1200, and as anticipated, got much worse (even worse moving all the way from the other side of another screen (my PC has 1600x1200, '1080p' drawing pad/LCD, 4K.))
        Has anyone ever recompiled GTK & Qt programs (on Slackware or UNIX) with centre-justified menus, and how difficult might that be--is it worth it?
        What's worse than left-justified menus is no menus, like a menu button like Google has... which has worst design, and their designers (and all copycats, which is most) apparently didn't take or pay attention in computer science GUI class where one is taught the fewer 'clicks' a GUI requires, the more usable/efficient it is (so standard/classic menus are superior to menu button (absolute worst) in that aspect, and if anything there should be more menus, or some combination of those with a 'ribbon' like MS started in '0s (though I dislike 'ribbons') and which is on UNIX/GNU/Linux software like WPS office (available on and maybe
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system menu: which *.desktop files are relevant?

Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 08:41
Debian bookworm

Good afternoon

Short: I had duplicate entries in my system menu and found the reason in additional *.desktop files in a sub-directory to /usr/share.

Longer: If the *.desktop files in /usr/share/applications create entries in the system menu, and others in different sub-directories do the same, how do I know, which directories and files are taken into account?

The SoftMaker Office-suite – commercial and freeware – used to create such duplicate entries, years ago. I had not seen it happen since, but today found again two entries for each of the Freeoffice-components (screen shot). The desktop-files which were responsible were in /usr/share/applications, as expected, but also in /usr/share/freeoffice2021/mime.

I can duplicate other *.desktop files and put them into sub-directories of /usr/share, without noticing changes in the system menu...

My search-criteria may be ill-chosen, but I cannot find information on the Web. What am I missing?
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XFCE changes display size after HDMI reconnect

Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 08:15
Hi, guys, I hope someone can help. Since the release of Slackware 15.0 I have been trying to use XFCE after many years with Fluxbox. I am liking XFCE 4.16 so far except for this odd behavior, which never happened in Fluxbox. I never tried XFCE in Slackware 14.2 so I don't know if this would have benn happening then.

For the monitor I am using a Toshiba 19 inch HDTV. It is capable of 1920x1080 resolution, but for a computer desktop it is much too small without a lot of font and icon resizing. I normally use 1280x720, it has always been fine in Fluxbox, and is fine in XFCE when first logging in. My video card is a GTX 750Ti using the proprietary 390.147 driver.

The odd thing is anytime the monitor is powered off or disconnected (such as an HDMI selector box), upon reconnection the display is automatically changed to 1920x1080 on top of 1280x720 with everything enlarged so that it pans around with the mouse. I wonder if it is triggering events such as sleep and wakeup.

When I look at the Xorg.0.log immediately after this happens I see this line at the end
Code: NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "HDMI-0: nvidia-auto-select @1280x720 +0+0 {ViewPortIn=1280x720, ViewPortOut=1920x1032+0+0}" This is the gpu and monitor sections of my xorg.conf
Code: Section "Monitor"
    Identifier    "HDTV"
    ModelName      "TOSHIBA-TV"
    HorizSync      15.0-68.0
    VertRefresh    23.0-61.0
    ModeLine      "1280x720" 68.250 1280 1328 1360 1440 768 771 778 790 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine      "1024x768" 65.000 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync
    ModeLine      "1360x768" 85.500 1360 1424 1536 1792 768 771 778 795 -hsync -vsync
    Option        "DPMS"

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "GeForce GTX 750Ti"
    Driver        "nvidia"
    Option        "UseEvents" "1"
    Option        "NoLogo" "1"
    Option        "Stereo" "0"
    Option        "TripleBuffer" "1"
    Option        "RenderAccel" "1"
    Option        "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "1"
    Option        "AllowGLXWithComposite" "1"
    Option        "ExactModeTimingsDVI" "1"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier    "Screen 1"
    Device        "GeForce GTX 750Ti"
    Monitor        "HDTV"
    DefaultDepth  24
    Option        "Stereo" "0"
    Option        "metamodes" "1280x720 +0+0; 1280x720_60 +0+0 {viewportin=1280x720, viewportout=1280x672+0+0}; 1024x768 +0+0"
    Option        "SLI" "off"
    Option        "MultiGPU" "off"
    Option        "BaseMosaic" "off"
    SubSection    "Display"
        Depth      24
EndSection I got the monitor rates and modelines, and screen metamodes line yesterday from nvidia-settings when it offered to save the config. The DPMS Option in the monitor section is also from the nvidia-settings config and was not in xorg.conf before yesterday.

And this is the output of xrandr in case it helps. This tv has two HDMI and 1 VGA input but does not have any DVI
Code: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1280 x 720, maximum 16384 x 16384
DVI-I-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-I-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-0 connected 1280x720+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 1600mm x 900mm
  1920x1080    60.00 +  59.94    59.93    23.98    60.05    60.00 
  1680x1050    59.95    59.88 
  1600x900      59.95    59.82 
  1440x480      60.05 
  1400x1050    59.98 
  1400x900      59.96    59.88 
  1368x768      59.88    59.85 
  1360x768      60.02    60.02 
  1360x765      60.00 
  1280x1024    60.02 
  1280x960      60.00 
  1280x800      59.91    59.81 
  1280x768      59.99 
  1280x720      60.00*  59.94 
  1024x768      60.00 
  1024x576      59.90    59.82 
  960x540      59.82    59.63    59.99    59.96 
  864x486      59.92    59.57 
  840x525      60.01    59.88 
  800x600      60.32    56.25 
  800x450      59.95    59.82 
  720x480      59.94 
  720x405      59.51    58.99 
  700x525      59.98 
  700x450      59.96    59.88 
  684x384      59.88    59.85 
  640x480      59.94    59.93 
  640x400      59.98    59.88 
  640x360      59.84    59.32    59.86    59.83 
  512x384      60.00 
  512x288      60.00    59.92 
  480x270      59.82    59.63 
  432x243      59.92    59.57 
  360x202      59.51    59.13 
  320x240      60.05 
  320x180      59.84    59.32 
DVI-D-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) The nvidia-settings gui has the correct resolution, and XFCE's Display settings has the correct resolution; but XFCE detects the monitor as a Toshiba 72 inch. I wish it was that! :) I have opened both showing 1280x720, left them open, then disconnected the HDMI cord. When reconnected the display is enlarged again, and both settings windows still show 1280x720.

I've searched here a little but not really sure what to search for. In Google I found a few things, only this reddit that sounds similar, but is unanswered. I found where some have solved other resolution problems by setting Option "PreferredMode" in xorg.conf. I tried that but it doesn't work for me.

Is there something to add to xorg.conf, or an nvidia setting, to stop the nvidia-auto-select; or to force it to auto-select my preferred mode? In XFCE's Display settings, Advanced tab, I have made sure that identifying and configuring new displays are off. I even toggled them on and back off to save the off setting.

Again, this never happened in Fluxbox.
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Any recommendations for improving performance on Slackware current?

Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 08:02
Hello, I'm currently running Slackware current on my gaming machine, it has a Ryzen 7 3500U and AMD Picasso GPU. I'm using the mesa and vulkan drivers along with the 5.18 kernel. What more could be done to squeeze a bit more performance out of my machine, a custom kernel, messing with Xorg configs?
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I need to configure Realtek RTL8185 in Slackware15

Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 07:41
I use my Realtek RTL8185 wireless network card with Slackware 14.2 with no problem.
However, I would like to migrate to Slackware15, but the System freezes every time I try to use the network. I need to physically disconnect the network card if I want the System to work again...
Could someone explain to me if this card will work in Slackware15?
I believe that I and a multitude of users were not able to migrate precisely for this reason...
After all, there are more current boards but the charm of Slackware has always been to deliver the best that works on old machines too!
I am immensely grateful for any guidance.
And sorry for my English translation... I speak Portuguese and don't speak the British language.
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Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 05:41
I like to know why with passwd or sed i can write in /etc/shadow and with vi i can not write.

ls -l /etc/shadow
----------. 1 root root 1242 Jul 3 06:36 /etc/shadow
ls -l /usr/bin/sed
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 76072 Sep 30 2020 /usr/bin/sed
ls -l /usr/bin/vi
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 928304 Dec 15 2020 /usr/bin/vi
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systemd mount unit using sshfs not mounting on login

Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 05:26
I am trying to mount dir projects using sshfs on login.
My key does use a passphrase that I cache using gnome-keyring.
Here is my mount unit (srv-projects.mount):
Code: [Unit]


[Install] The unit fails on login whith the following error messages:
Code: srv-projects.mount: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Failed to mount projects. But if i, then, try starting the unit, it does mount with no errors.
What am I doing wrong?
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access rights and root owner not possible to change with chown

Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 05:24
suddenly some folders of my ntfs partition - I use 2 hds: Win and Linux - changed from the original owner to root.
I tried some options to change, also with chown and chmod. No success.
My notebook is Lenovo Ideapad S330, 8 G RAM,
SSD with Linux Mint Cinnamon 20.3
and SATA, 3 ntfs partitions:
I learned that the issue could be happened after I had problem with shutdown of Win before, but I didn't find a solution. Win is working correctly now after I repaired it.
I mount the ntfs partitions with start of Linux and their location is in /mnt/followed by some letters and numbers, and then the different folders.
I will be happy if somebody knows the solution.
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Can pvresize handle adding space to the front (start) of the partition.

Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 03:58
The title says it all.

If I resize a disk partition by adding space at the beginning of a partition instead of the end will pvresize handle this?

Does the partition editor I use to do this have any impact on this?

Is gparted clever enough to do this safely? For example moving the existing data to the start of the new partition so that the offsets are not affected, as it does with normal filesystem partitions.

I can think of many potential pitfalls. I wonder if it would be easier to add the space as a new pv.

Any comments?
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Firefox shows generic wayland icon on KDE Plasma

Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 03:49
Hi all.
I am running latest KDE Plasma / Full Wayland on -current and have noticed that after launching, Firefox shows only the Generic Wayland Icon on the taskbar, the window title and within the application switcher.

Thunderbird shows the correct icon in the taskbar, but also the generic icon in the window title and the Alt+Tab switcher.

I have tried the Flatpak version of Firefox as well as the binaries provided by the project. The binaries of Firefox show the correct icon in the taskbar but the rest is the same.

Do you experience similar behavior? Is there a solution for that? Is this related to Plasma or to the Mozilla project?

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Software/hardware keyboard problem.

Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 03:37
I have a strange problem that is defeating me.
I'd like to get comments before I junk the computer.
The problematic computer is an AMD64 pc with 8Gb memory.
I recently installed Slackware 15.
It's been working well till today.
Now, when booting, at the login prompt, the keyboard is unresponsive.
Great frustration but maybe I can just reinstall Slackware.
But no. When the DVD I used for the installation gets to the initial login prompt, again the keyboard is unresponsive.
But the keyboard itself is not dead; it functions quite properly in the bios setup.
So I tried a Debian Buster live DVD. And that works!!
I may just reinstall Debian on it.

Any ideas?
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SSSD is offline

Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 03:15

I have configured the KRB5 and SSSD to authenticate with AD Windows Server 2012R2, joining RHEL8 machine (test) to the AD is done, however, domain users are not getting retrieved and I always receive ": no such user" with id command and Global catalogue seems down (it's working from the windows server side). Below is my configuration:

[root@test ~]# realm join --user vmadmin
Completed successfully and I can see "test" server in the AD computers.

[root@test ~]# realm list
type: kerberos
realm-name: HADOOP.COM
configured: kerberos-member
server-software: active-directory
client-software: sssd
required-package: oddjob
required-package: oddjob-mkhomedir
required-package: sssd
required-package: adcli
required-package: samba-common-tools
login-formats: %U
login-policy: allow-realm-logins

[root@test ~]# sssctl domain-status
Online status: Offline

Active servers:
AD Global Catalog: not connected
AD Domain Controller:

Discovered AD Global Catalog servers:

Discovered AD Domain Controller servers:

[root@test ~]# systemctl status sssd

● sssd.service - System Security Services Daemon
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/sssd.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Drop-In: /etc/systemd/system/sssd.service.d
Active: active (running) since Sun 2022-07-03 08:12:46 UTC; 1s ago
Main PID: 1502 (sssd)
Tasks: 5 (limit: 4700)
Memory: 39.1M
CGroup: /system.slice/sssd.service
├─1502 /usr/sbin/sssd -i --logger=files
├─1504 /usr/libexec/sssd/sssd_be --domain implicit_files --uid 0 --gid 0 --logger=files
├─1505 /usr/libexec/sssd/sssd_be --domain --uid 0 --gid 0 --logger=files
├─1507 /usr/libexec/sssd/sssd_nss --uid 0 --gid 0 --logger=files
└─1508 /usr/libexec/sssd/sssd_pam --uid 0 --gid 0 --logger=files

Jul 03 08:12:46 systemd[1]: sssd.service: Succeeded.
Jul 03 08:12:46 systemd[1]: Stopped System Security Services Daemon.
Jul 03 08:12:46 systemd[1]: Starting System Security Services Daemon...
Jul 03 08:12:46 sssd[1502]: Starting up
Jul 03 08:12:46 sssd_be[1504]: Starting up
Jul 03 08:12:46 sssd_be[1505]: Starting up
Jul 03 08:12:46 sssd_pam[1508]: Starting up
Jul 03 08:12:46 sssd_nss[1507]: Starting up
Jul 03 08:12:46 sssd_be[1505]: GSSAPI Error: Unspecified GSS failure. Minor code may provide more information (Server not found in Kerberos database)
Jul 03 08:12:46 systemd[1]: Started System Security Services Daemon.

[root@test ~]# klist -l
Principal name Cache name
-------------- ----------
khm@HADOOP.COM KCM:0:63744 (Expired)
user1@HADOOP.COM KCM:0:61402 (Expired)
yoyo@HADOOP.COM KCM:0:51946 (Expired)
vmadmin@HADOOP.COM KCM:0:13576 (Expired)

[root@test ~]# cat /etc/sssd/sssd.conf

domains =
config_file_version = 2
services = nss, pam

ad_server =
ad_domain =
krb5_realm = HADOOP.COM
realmd_tags = manages-system joined-with-adcli
cache_credentials = True
id_provider = ad
krb5_store_password_if_offline = True
default_shell = /bin/bash
ldap_id_mapping = True
use_fully_qualified_names = False
fallback_homedir = /home/%u
access_provider = ad

[root@test ~]# cat /etc/krb5.conf
# To opt out of the system crypto-policies configuration of krb5, remove the
# symlink at /etc/krb5.conf.d/crypto-policies which will not be recreated.
includedir /etc/krb5.conf.d/

default = FILE:/var/log/krb5libs.log
kdc = FILE:/var/log/krb5kdc.log
admin_server = FILE:/var/log/kadmind.log

dns_lookup_realm = false
ticket_lifetime = 24h
renew_lifetime = 7d
forwardable = true
rdns = false
pkinit_anchors = FILE:/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt
spake_preauth_groups = edwards25519
default_ccache_name = KEYRING:persistent:%{uid}
udp_preference_limit = 0
default_realm = HADOOP.COM

kdc =
admin_server =

[domain_realm] = HADOOP.COM = HADOOP.COM

Thanks in advance
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LXer: How to Update Firmware on Ubuntu using fwupd

Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 02:31
Published at LXer:

Fwupd is a daemon to help to manage the installation of firmware on Linux. Fwupd is configured by default to download firmware from LVFS.

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How to Update Firmware on Ubuntu using fwupd

LXer Linux News - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 02:29
Fwupd is a daemon to help to manage the installation of firmware on Linux. Fwupd is configured by default to download firmware from LVFS.
Categories: General News

Not sure if I have or haven't extensions for virtualbox

Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 01:51
In vb preferences>extensions I see:
Code: VNC 6.1.32r149290 does that mean I have extensions?
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Black screen frozen cursor Centos8 vm after I clicked pause button upper right of screen under Wired Off

Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 01:46
I have a black screen frozen cursor within Centos8 virtualbox only (host is fine) after I clicked pause button upper right of screen under Wired Off.

Under Wired I only saw a pause button, I was expecting the following:
Wired Off
Wired Settings
Fully Charged
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LXer: Darktable 4.0 Released to Celebrate 10 Years of Open Source RAW Image Editing

Linux Questions - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 00:24
Published at LXer:

The darktable team announced today the release and general availability of darktable 4.0 in celebration of the project’s 10th anniversary, a major release that brings numerous new features and enhancements.

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