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[SOLVED]Thinkpad x40 Lucid puppy5.2.8 with libre office
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g2k


Joined: 30 Oct 2013
Posts: 54

PostPosted: Sat 09 Nov 2013, 01:13    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Try this:

Left click and hold on icon.
Move the drive icon to the place you want it on the desktop.
Right click on icon.
Select edit item.
Select locked.
Hit OK.

That should lock the drive icon to that position on desktop.


Well, unfortunately that didn't work. I have noticed that the icon shows up in the same spot on reboot. I wonder if this is a problem with pinboard? Currently I'm running jwm if that matters?
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g2k


Joined: 30 Oct 2013
Posts: 54

PostPosted: Sat 09 Nov 2013, 04:27    Post subject:  

OK, in one of mikebs' posts he suggests it might be script hacking time.

So, I started doing some research, to possibly see if there was a script already in place that I could just "hack".

Turns out there was: the script is: /etc/eventmanager

I'm going to copy paste my eventmanager file here for future reference, and will probably make a new post on the main thread as I couldn't find much info on how to fix it.
********************************************************************************
#configuration file for 'events' in Puppy.
#this file is read/written by /usr/sbin/eventmanager.

#this parameter is read by /sbin/pup_event_frontend_d...
#For odd-numbered PUPMODE, periodic save in minutes. 0=no periodic save...
#RAMSAVEINTERVAL=30
RAMSAVEINTERVAL=0

#read by pup_event_frontend_d. major switch to kill pup_event_backend_d...
BACKENDON=true

#read by pup_event_frontend_d. major switch to turn off all hotplug desktop icon support...
HOTPLUGON=true

#read by pup_event_frontend_d. whether hotplug drive icons on desktop or a single 'drives' icon...
ICONDESK=true

#read by pup_event_frontend_d. only effecive if ICONDESK=true. show individual partitions as icons...
ICONPARTITIONS=true

#read by pup_event_frontend_d and /root/.pup_event/drive_*
#true if want an automatic 'handler' to run if a drive plugged in...
HOTPLUGNOISY=false

#read by /root/.pup_event/drive_*
#true if want 'handler' to auto-run appropriate target application...
AUTOTARGET=true

#if /sys/block/fd0 exists, show 'fd0' icon on desktop. Puppy does not detect insert/remove
#of diskettes, so this icon will just remain on desktop. Read by pup_event_frontend_d.
FD0ICON=true

#this parameter is read by /sbin/pup_event_frontend_d...
#power-off PC if mouse inactive for this many minutes (0 means never)...
POWERTIMEOUT=0

#this parameter is read by /sbin/pup_event_frontend_d...
#it activates automatic unmounting of partitions if no longer in use...
AUTOUNMOUNT=false

#091208 adjust drive icons placement, read by /sbin/pup_event_frontend_d
#TODO: GUI in /usr/sbin/eventmanager
#gap between icons and edge of screen (>0 if need to leave space for a tray)...
ICON_PLACE_EDGE_GAP=128 #orig was 64 this controls spacefrombottom
#indent from edge before icons start...
ICON_PLACE_START_GAP=256 #orig was 64 this controls spacefromleft
#spacing between successive icons (64 matches other icons on desktop)...
ICON_PLACE_SPACING=64 #56
#left, right, bottom, or top of screen...
ICON_PLACE_ORIENTATION='bottom'
************************************************************************************
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g2k


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PostPosted: Sat 09 Nov 2013, 04:46    Post subject:  

Thank you guys for the suggestions and help. This is working beautifully and is persistent even after reboot.
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amigo

Joined: 02 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Sat 09 Nov 2013, 05:22    Post subject:  

Why not just turn off thumbnail creation/display in rox filer options? For any system, that would seem to comply with the concept of 'least surprise' as a default option, and for a system that purports to be light-weight and responsive it should definitely be off by default.

I do like the size of the rox-generated thumbnails, but as noted, just opening a large folder can generate lots of files and take a long time to display. A file manager should manage files, right? When I want to work with graphics files then I use something more appropriate for that task than a file manager. I'm not against file managers which can show thumbnails, but it should be an optional behavior -on an opt-in basis, not opt-out.
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mikeb


Joined: 23 Nov 2006
Posts: 8253

PostPosted: Sat 09 Nov 2013, 07:47    Post subject:  

I altered the cleanup of thumbnails to delete after 20 days... helps to avoid the slowdown with commonly used folders without piling up obsolete images such as from a camera SD card...one of those compromises.

Code:
find ~/.thumbnails -mtime +20 -exec rm {} \;

.not sure if this is on this topic but hey...

g2k....Glad you hacked and achieved your aim... its an approach to persue generally

mike
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