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Bucentaur

Bucentaur is half-man and half-ox and half-dormouse.
Bucentaur is a name that has first two letters the same as Buster.
Bucentaur is a next generation of Stretchbang, without stretch and bang.

2019-09-03-174445_2072x1254_scrot.md.png

Install Debian 10

https://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst

Install base system, skip creating root user and sudo should be the automagic default.

Only install standard system utilities.

Boot into cli, install/configure git, sed, vim

sudo apt install git apt-transport-https sed vim
git config --global core.editor "vim" # optional

Get bucentaur git and apply configs

cd && mkdir source && cd source
git clone https://github.com/brontosaurusrex/bucentaur
cd bucentaur
git config credential.helper store # optional

./overwriteConfigs  # copy user stuff, themes, fonts, icons ...
./fixPaths          # in .wbar and .Xresources
./makeUserDirs      # mkdir documents downloads images ...
./bin/pipeMisc      # generates first-run ~/bin/misc.xml user submenu

sources.list with some https power

sudo cp -b etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt
sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade

Network-manager

cd source/bucentaur
sudo cp -b etc/network/interfaces /etc/network

https://wiki.debian.org/NetworkManager

Install packages

# automatic
cd ~/source/bucentaur/packs
sudo ./installLess # or sudo ./installAll

# remove nm-applet xdg autostart
# will be started from openbox autostart
sudo rm /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop

# reboot
systemctl reboot

Should now boot into lightdm / openbox.

Virtual box guest additions.

Generate wallpaper

noise +++ -p

Note: This assumes that you are loged into openbox already, more pluses will generate brighter wallpaper.

Or download one (1920x1200)

cd images

wget \
https://cdn.scrot.moe/images/2019/09/04/buc2-destroyedBack_post3-fs8.png \
-O wall.png

nitrogen --set-zoom-fill --save wall.png
wbarRestart # or right-mouse-click wbar panel to refresh

ofishalwall.md.png

Install Chrome

cd downloads

wget \
https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

sudo apt install -y ./google*.deb
sudo apt -f install # fix deps
rm ./google*.deb

And ‘ublock origin’ extension. Configure the look.

To make bman script to open man pages in chrome

xdg-settings set default-web-browser google-chrome.desktop
bman vim # to test

Note: To start with http proxy

google-chrome --proxy-server=host:port

ZSH

Basic ~/.zshrc is provided

sudo apt install zsh
chsh -s $(which zsh) # to make zsh default

Note: fzf should work in both bash and zsh interactive shell (ctrl+R, ctrl+T).

Behaviorism

printVolCont in tint2

~/bin/printVolCont is something that can be used to control ALSA master volume, with some cooperation from tint2. Alternative would be volumeicon-alsa or pnmixer.

Mice scroll

Everything, including browser should be scrollable by holding down right-mouse button. This interesting feature did require patching window resizing to alt+middle-mouse-button, windows moving is still alt+left-mouse-button.

Hosts file

http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/zero/

Basic hotkeys

hotkeys

Aliases and ~/bin scripts

/bucentaur/scripts/

Autologin

sudo vi /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
# under [Seat:*] enable
autologin-user=yourUserName

Troubles and fixes and tests

o: = open  
c: = closed  
n: = won't fix  
u: = nothing to fix
  • c: nm-applet will sometimes not autostart when in /etc/xdg/autostart, workaround: move it to openbox autostart (fixed).
  • c: bcterm calc is always decorated differently, replaced with galculator (fixed).
  • c: Horrible virtualbox6 experience. (increasing video ram and changing adapter type fixed it)
  • c: Cursor is dark in virtualbox, should be snowy. (fixed with ‘sudo lxapperance’ and seting the cursor theme there as well…).
  • u: Tearing test https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tearing+test
  • c: Various geany look related fixes
  • c: Thunar’s ‘open terminal here’ fails. (added exo-utils and libexo* to base.list)
  • u: Tint2 systray looks different when compton is running (more transparent)
  • c: Thunar custom actions (search: use catfish )
  • c: Thunar icon sizes for sidebar
  • o: Main Thunar icons (back, forward, up, home) are stupidly big

Atribution

Luv icons are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike International 4.0 License

Report Issues

https://github.com/brontosaurusrex/bucentaur/issues

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