Monthly Archives: June 2012

Virtualbox shared folder

Problem: I have to use a virtual machine running Slackware32 to test build the scripts I maintain at Therefore I need an easy way to transfer the scripts and other files between the host and guest machines. Solution: I … Continue reading

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Hiding unwanted .desktop entries from the menu

Problem: There are a few desktop entries that I do not want to be shown in the menu. Solution: I used to just delete them from /usr/share/applications, but apparently there was a smarter way. Just open the .desktop file, e.g. … Continue reading

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Make 32bit programs use the current GTK theme

Problem: on a Slackware64 multilib system, 32bit applications will not use the current GTK theme by default. Solution: first, make your system multilib, following AlienBob’s instructions and check the corresponding section from Slackware-FAQ. I used exactly same engine as the … Continue reading

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Seamonkey/Firefox file associations

Problem: Seamonkey/Firefox does not know by default how to handle downloaded files and magnet links. Solution: Read AlienBob’s and someslack blogs regularly :) The instructions for Firefox work just fine for Seamonkey.

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Problem: When using UTF-8 system wide, some programs like XMMS have issues (bad fonts size, etc…). Solution: Launch such programs with a custom LANG setting set in their .desktop file. First, enable UTF-8.

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