Friday, November 14, 2014

5.6 AMD64 X200: Using "Browser Back" & "Browser Next" keys in Xombrero.

Hi,

I was thinking of utilizing the "Browser Back" &"Browser Next" keys (located just above the "Left" & "Right" keys respectively) so that I can switch between previous and next open tabs in Xombrero browser.

So I start xev and after checking I found that the keysym for "Browser Back" is "XF86Back" and "Browser Next" is "XF86Forward". Good. Then I opened up ~/.xombrero.conf and add the keybindings such as:

keybinding = tabnext,XF86Forward
keybinding = tabprevious,XF86Back

Then restart Xombrero. Good times. Later.

Monday, November 03, 2014

5.6 AMD64 X200: Update to 5.6! Package update problem and pkg_check to the rescue.

Hi,

I updated my X200 lappy to 5.6 today using the trusted upgrade using USB thumbdrive method. Upgrading went smooth until I done upgrading my packages.

Well, "done" isn't the correct word. I exited the pkg_add -u while it was updating my packages and I should've known that it will haunt me sooner or later. I re-run the pkg_add -u without realising that previous update wasn't done correctly. So I paid the price when I saw that GIMP, LibreOffice and GTK+2 can't be updated due to some libraries error. Something like:

Can't install gtk+2-2.24.24 because of libraries
| avahi-client.0.0 not found
| bla bla not found

Oh my. So what do I need to do now? The answer is:

pkg_check

This neat command checks the packages, dependencies and lots more. It's kind of interactive, so it will ask if problematic packages needs to be repaired or not, or like what I choose, [a]utomatic answer. Then it will do its job. And it does it well.

After it's done, I re-run pkg_add -u and all is ok. All updated correctly. Wallah!