My setting for xfce4 edition on a toshiba satelite z930

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My setting for xfce4 edition on a toshiba satelite z930

Postby francois.e » 2018-01-27 13:58

These are my setting for xfce4 edition on which a plank dock has been added, as a variety of other packages on a toshiba satelite z930.

After first installation:
Giving administrator rights to the main user:
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su
password
visudo
fl    ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL


List of additonal packages added to the basic xfce4 desktop:
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sudo apt-get install gparted plank mc chromium plank libreoffice mpv smplayer cups simple-scan ttf-mscorefonts-installer

libreoffice


wifi driver is missing:
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=136270

grub does not read th 40_custom file:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=136156

Autologin enabling:
https://steemit.com/software/@kskarthik ... in-lightdm

Mounting additional partifions:
https://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=18613

Installation of printing and scanning for a brother printer MFC 7860dw:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139250
- used print settings or system-config-printer
- installed the brscan4 driver


This is a work in progress, information will be added to this first post.
Last edited by francois.e on 2018-12-07 19:17, edited 8 times in total.
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Re: My setting for xfce4 edition on a toshiba satelite z930

Postby debiman » 2018-01-27 15:33

francois.e wrote:grub does not read the /etc/default/grub file:
***answer to be coming***

that's serious.
are you sure it's not a PEBKAC?
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Re: My setting for xfce4 edition on a toshiba satelite z930

Postby stevepusser » 2018-01-27 20:25

You may want to go through each step you went through with the grub problem. Possibly you accidently left one out.

Your customizations do sound a lot like many we made easy on MX Linux, though...such as auto login.
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Re: My setting for xfce4 edition on a toshiba satelite z930

Postby francois.e » 2018-01-28 00:08

@stevepusser:
Never heard of mxlinux, but I did used mepis for a while. Thank for offering some help.

grub does not read the /etc/default/grub file
should have been written:
the user did not replace the /etc/default/grub file, when he thought he did so. He just backed up the original file :wink:

Updated first post accordingly.
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Re: My setting for xfce4 edition on a toshiba satelite z930

Postby Thorny » 2018-01-28 07:31

francois.e wrote:This is a work in progress, information will be added to this first post.

That is a cumbersome method, it is usually more effective and less confusing for everyone to make a separate thread for each individual question. But of course, the choice is yours to make.
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Re: My setting for xfce4 edition on a toshiba satelite z930

Postby francois.e » 2018-06-08 11:15

For those like me needing scanning function there is simple-scan. I add this post to my settings:
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apt-get install simple-scan

Add missing package libusb:
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apt-get install libusb-0.1

Download brother scannind package for brother printer:
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http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadlist.aspx?c=ca&lang=en&prod=mfc7860dw_all&os=128

Install the thing:
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root@debian:/home/rimbaud/Downloads/tmp# dpkg -i --force-all brscan4*

Set scanner:
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root@debian:/home/rimbaud/Downloads/tmp# brsaneconfig4 -a name=MFC-7840-DW DCP7065DN model=MFC-7840-DW ip=192.168.000.107

Where MFC-7840-DW is my model, to be chnged by yours, and ip address is the one reserved for my printer on my router (this is wifi mode, see 000 instead of 0).
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Re: My setting for xfce4 edition on a toshiba satelite z930

Postby francois.e » 2018-10-30 01:58

I had a sound problem, no sound. I got it solved permanently with the following commands:

For a permanent solution:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/50067/h ... r-settings
Firstly type in terminal "alsamixer" to enter the alsamixer UI. Then make the configurations you need(e.g increase speakers/headphones level or unmute something pressing "m" on keyboard). Now the most important part. Before you exit alsamixer, open a new terminal and do : "sudo su" to get high privileges (Be very careful with commands you use in "sudo su" mode because you may destroy your system) and then do "alsactl store" to save alsa settings. Then close both terminals and restart your computer.

Edited, reason did not work permanently.
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