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Development => Linux Lite Software Development => Topic started by: Jerry on July 09, 2015, 01:09:56 AM

Title: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 09, 2015, 01:09:56 AM
Introducing the Linux Lite Control Center.

(http://i.imgur.com/XmAAT8R.png)

This is the culmination of months of work by a number of Linux Lite developers both inside and outside the project.
Before I begin, I'd like to personally thank the following people for their fantastic efforts in bringing this original concept to a finished state:

John 'Shaggytwodope' Jenkins - original GUI design and coding
Brian 'DarthLukan' Tomlinson - Python Developer extraordinaire
Milos 'Misko_2083' Pavlovic - Linux Lite Developer
Jerry Bezencon - Linux Lite Developer
Josh Erickson - Developer

Each of these people played a crucial role in the Control Centers development. It could not progress the way it did without any of them, so thank you :)

The original idea was to have one central place where people could configure just about anything on Linux Lite. The Linux Lite equivalent of the Windows Control Panel if you like, but better ;) We want people to rely on one area in the OS where they could find things. The Lite Control Center aims to fulfill that.

Features

System Information:

On the main tab, we have basic system information, OS, cpu, ram, kernel, graphics and soundcard information (we have yet to test multiple sound or video card configurations)

We also include a Screenshot button. This will take a picture of the Lite Control Center System Information tab (only), upload it to imgur.com for pasting of the url into the Forums. When you need support, we have a snaphot of your systems key hardware configuration quickly and easily.

(http://i.imgur.com/CmM51oJ.png)

Desktop:

Anything to do with configuring your Desktop should be here. We've also added the ability to add and remove Computer, Home, Network and Trash icons to the Desktop.

(http://i.imgur.com/s0oZzIZ.png)

Software:

A one-stop-shop for all your software management needs.

(http://i.imgur.com/THeCK3C.png)

Hardware:

A one-stop-shop for all your hardware configuration needs.

(http://i.imgur.com/k6x69Aw.png)

Network:

Network configuration and management.

(http://i.imgur.com/RzUqOQr.png)

System:

Configuration of everything system related on default Linux Lite.

(http://i.imgur.com/CednwDH.png)

The Lite Control Center is for Linux Lite 2.4+ only and we hope to have it ready for Linux Lite 2.6. It is not tested, nor will it be supported on anything lower than Linux Lite 2.4

The Lite Control Center does not add program icons to the Lite Control Center as you install applications. The only buttons displayed are the ones we provide on a vanilla Linux Lite install.

Once installed, you can find Lite Control Center in Menu, Settings, Lite Control Center.

(http://i.imgur.com/cjK4BEX.png)

We'd like as many people as possible to install and test this with us. To install the Lite Control Center:

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lite-controlcenter
This software should be considered beta quality and although it has gone through numerous tests, we need to widen our test field to ensure the best possible quality at release time.

Of course we welcome your feedback and any features you'd like added :)

From the entire development team, thank you :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: zygmunto on July 09, 2015, 01:34:12 AM
Fantastic job!Thanks to all Team.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: dmitry on July 09, 2015, 01:35:22 AM
Sorry for my bad English...  :)

Thanks to all developers of LL for very good distro :)

About some incorrect info in Lite Control Center: Internet 4G-connection is On, but Control Center says,that Internet: Not connected. :)

(http://s011.radikal.ru/i315/1507/1c/e1e3eeaf0b78.png)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 09, 2015, 01:37:02 AM
Thanks dmitry, we'll see if we can add mobile networks support. Looking good there :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: LL-user on July 09, 2015, 02:02:38 AM
Very impressive! Congrats to the team!

May I please ask for clarification of the menu planned for 2.6 when the Lite Control Center will be fully integrated? Will there still be "Settings" and "System" showing up in the menu? Or am I correct in assuming that both will be replaced by a new entry "Lite Control Center"?

Thanks for the huge effort guys! :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 09, 2015, 02:08:41 AM

May I please ask for clarification of the menu planned for 2.6 when the Lite Control Center will be fully integrated? Will there still be "Settings" and "System" showing up in the menu?


"Settings" and "System" will remain.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Wirezfree on July 09, 2015, 05:06:01 AM
Looks really good....
Will try later on my test/sacrificial laptop.

Dave
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Dee139 on July 09, 2015, 05:36:44 AM
Great job guys!

According to the Control Center I have 1 GB of ram installed, while in fact it is 1,5 GB!! (see screenshot below)

(http://i.imgur.com/wGIIWou.png)

David
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: LL-user on July 09, 2015, 05:48:13 AM

May I please ask for clarification of the menu planned for 2.6 when the Lite Control Center will be fully integrated? Will there still be "Settings" and "System" showing up in the menu?


"Settings" and "System" will remain.

Thanks Jerry for letting us know.

One important reason I install Linux Lite on others' computer is the simplistic, clear approach.
I always considered as area for improvement the menu, specifically the "Settings" and "System" category. Just have a look at the different places to configure the screensaver/ power settings.
In addition to these two categories we already have the "Settings Manager" which represents just a different arrangement of existing menu entries.

The hope was to get this all simplified by having the "Lite Control Center", replacing all three and having a one-stop-shop for everything. Now it looks like we're getting an additional menu entry, partly just another arrangement of already existing menu entries.

As great as it looks, as much potential as it has, I don't want to confront my users with a forth possibility to perform some setting/ system work. Especially while confusing entries like screensaver/ power settings are not sorted out and menu entries are in the wrong category - in my opinion. For example, Firewall configuration, Install Drivers and Lite Upgrade are clear System tasks of the System administrator. They shouldn't be under Settings where I expect the normal user to configure his/her DE/session whithout the need for root permissions.

Thanks
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 09, 2015, 05:57:16 AM
Thanks Dee139, we'll look at the ram issue.

@LL-user - all feedback is valuable, we appreciate it.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: TMG1961 on July 09, 2015, 07:56:22 AM
Looks good. Installed it and tested it out. When i click on one of the buttons on the system information page my webrowser (chrome) opens, so far so good, but the lite control center screen goes grey then. It stays grey until i close chrome. When i open chrome manually this doesnt happen.
I guess the translation into different languages will be done later?
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 09, 2015, 08:08:46 AM

When i click on one of the buttons on the system information page my webrowser (chrome) opens, so far so good, but the lite control center screen goes grey then. It stays grey until i close chrome. When i open chrome manually this doesnt happen.


Thanks, we'll look into that.


I guess the translation into different languages will be done later?


At some point in the future, yes.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Trip on July 09, 2015, 08:25:12 AM
Looks great.
Could you also show the external I.P address on the information page? Maybe even the gateway address would be useful for newer users that can't remember their router address :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 09, 2015, 08:54:12 AM
@Trip, how's this?

(http://i.imgur.com/mQBXivW.png)

Not sure if the Internet IP Address is a good idea though. The screenshot tool is used as support for people, they may forget to grey out their ip address. Seems like we'd be putting people at risk and also asking them to do more than they should be doing.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Yoru3 on July 09, 2015, 09:19:48 AM
Good idea to roll up control items into a new control panel, particularly the Software items. I was always selecting the wrong one from the Menu when I was a new user.

The main point I'd make is the Desktop view doesn't seem quite right.

It includes both the Add and Remove option for several common icons, and presents those option irrespective of whether the icon is already installed or not. Plus the options appear to be randomly distributed.

Perhaps a better idea might be to firstly group the options then use a tick box to indicate install, which would also reflects the current status.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: UltraCookie on July 09, 2015, 12:43:31 PM
Looks really good. Detects all my hardware and works smooth. But when I click on a button in the software tab the selected application opens up fine but the control center window turns blank until the chosen application is closed.

(http://i.imgur.com/XrOS9Bz.png)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: avj on July 09, 2015, 02:29:44 PM
Nice! I have had no issues, everything seems to work as expected. Only one small suggestion, maybe a button to launch "hardinfo" on the system overview page marked as full system info. Other than that everything looks great so far. Outstanding job to the team. :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Wirezfree on July 09, 2015, 03:37:52 PM
All working fine, i5 Laptop.
Just echo the comments on:
Memory, indicates 15GB vs 16GB, possibly because it takes in account the reserved ram for graphics.??
Add/Remove options, placement, bit OCD, but I agree


Great work guys...
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Trip on July 09, 2015, 05:02:47 PM
@Trip, how's this?

Not sure if the Internet IP Address is a good idea though. The screenshot tool is used as support for people, they may forget to grey out their ip address. Seems like we'd be putting people at risk and also asking them to do more than they should be doing.
Brilliant but you could be right about it showing them all the time.
How hard would it be to change them to a show info button?
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 09, 2015, 08:27:57 PM
Nice! I have had no issues, everything seems to work as expected. Only one small suggestion, maybe a button to launch "hardinfo" on the system overview page marked as full system info. Other than that everything looks great so far. Outstanding job to the team. :)

Thanks avj, great suggestion :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 09, 2015, 08:30:01 PM
How hard would it be to change them to a show info button?

We'll see if it's possible.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 09, 2015, 08:30:11 PM
All working fine, i5 Laptop.
Just echo the comments on:
Memory, indicates 15GB vs 16GB, possibly because it takes in account the reserved ram for graphics.??
Add/Remove options, placement, bit OCD, but I agree

Great work guys...

Thanks Dave, the ram issue will be tackled :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 09, 2015, 09:59:33 PM
Update: 1.0-0040

Some of the easier to implement changes applied.

- Gateway info under Internet on System Information tab
- Report tool on System Information tab

(http://i.imgur.com/ArhPFWp.png)

Menu, Favorites, Install Updates to get the latest beta.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: LL-user on July 09, 2015, 11:25:03 PM
I'd suggest to give the screenshot and system report icon a more prominent position, in a second row above the social media links.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Shady on July 10, 2015, 01:18:39 AM
Nice job guys,I tried it out, it's really nice looking.

Just one thing tho and i'm just nit picking here but is it possible to get custom themes we  have added ourselves, to change the color of Linux Lite Control Center that we have loaded.

I'm using a theme called MediterraneanDarkest which is an all black theme and notice the Control Center ignores it and doesn't change to the theme color.

Again i'm just nit picking here.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 10, 2015, 02:07:49 AM
Good suggestion Shady. Theme support is something we can investigate, cheers.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jocklad on July 10, 2015, 02:59:16 AM

 No issues at all.

 A welcome addition to a great Operating System.

 Jocklad  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: TMG1961 on July 10, 2015, 03:41:30 AM
The problem i had earlier with the control center greying out when using one of the link buttons is fixed :)


Edit: Spoke too soon, i closed chrome and control center. Opened control center and greying out problem was there again.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: banko on July 10, 2015, 05:25:22 AM
Works fine for me :D

Makes LL more unique :D

Keith
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Shady on July 10, 2015, 09:12:46 AM
Thanks @Jerry

I also notice an issue when i use Light Locker with Lite Control Center, when I change settings in Light Locker and click apply and right after I close it. It freezes my Lite Control Center, causing it to crash.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: DLX on July 10, 2015, 10:10:36 AM
Great work all. Not that I can add much as a low level user, but will make it much easier to find thing as all in one place.

Does look slick.

/
My memory is wrong to but doesn't matter to much.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 10, 2015, 11:18:43 PM
Thanks @Shady, duly noted.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on July 11, 2015, 12:31:10 AM
The Help link opens using my default browser, Chromium.  The others (Forum, Website, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Screenshot, and Report) open using Chrome.  Also for those links that open with Chrome, the Lite Control Center goes gray (except for the title bar) until I close the Chrome window opened by the link.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: glin22 on July 11, 2015, 02:22:57 AM
Hi,

I installed the Lite Control Center and was getting screen refresh issues, like going into the User manager from the Control Center and then trying to move that window around, the stuff underneath wasn't refreshing correctly.

Also, going into the software section of your Control Center, under "Guide" I see 5 things but down below there are 6 things which seem out of order, that might be confusing for new users.

Anyway, just wanted to provide some feedback.

Glin22

Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: avj on July 11, 2015, 07:32:23 AM
@glin22 the software section is consistent with similar layouts throughout Linux Lite for an example look in the "Settings Manager"  it reads from left to right like english.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 11, 2015, 08:16:26 AM
torreydale. glin22, thank you for your feedback.

In fact, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone to date for their feedback. We have a lot yet to fix, and the more eyes we have on it, the merrier :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 11, 2015, 11:38:30 PM
Update: 1.0-0050

Lots of new bug fixes.

- Selecting multiple items should now work, the 'grey out' bug
- More accurate display of Installed Memory in System Information tab
- Rename of Wired and Wireless to Network Connections on Network tab
- 3g 4g modems should now be detected under Internet, Status on System Information tab
- More reliable network connection Status

(http://i.imgur.com/ySLiS1f.png)

Huge thanks to Misko for fixing all of the bugs reported, superb!

Please do Install Updates to get the latest version, and please continue to report any bugs you find :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on July 12, 2015, 02:12:26 AM
Issue I reported still exists.  The first link (the Help link) opens with my default browser, Chromium.  The second link (the Forum link) before opening gave a popup window allowing me to select my browser of choice.  I chose Chromium and the window still opened with Chrome.  The Linux Lite Control Center window would gray out until I closed the opened Chrome window.  The same result occurs with each subsequent link. 

Screenshot.
http://imgur.com/L6ZZxfy
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: dmitry on July 12, 2015, 02:13:52 AM
Thanks!

Maybe some bug: first start is OK, but after Exit and start again lite-controlcenter 0050 start fail.

(http://s020.radikal.ru/i723/1507/0d/71acc1a0362d.png)

Update: now 0050 works again, I am dont understand about this issue. )) Sorry!

Update 2: 0050 dont start if 4G modem connection is disabled! If 4G connection is enabled all OK!

Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on July 12, 2015, 02:36:40 AM
Before the update, the Linux Lite Control Center showed my actual memory of 8GB.  It now shows 7.7GB.

Screenshot
http://imgur.com/JTiRZRA

By the way, this is the screenshot I got when using the Imgur link from the Linux Lite Control Center.
http://i.imgur.com/dNn72u1.png
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 12, 2015, 08:23:45 AM
Issue I reported still exists.  The first link (the Help link) opens with my default browser, Chromium.  The second link (the Forum link) before opening gave a popup window allowing me to select my browser of choice.  I chose Chromium and the window still opened with Chrome.  The Linux Lite Control Center window would gray out until I closed the opened Chrome window.  The same result occurs with each subsequent link. 

Screenshot.
http://imgur.com/L6ZZxfy

Have you set a default web browser yet? If not, use Lite Tweaks to do this.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: misko_2083 on July 12, 2015, 08:29:17 AM
Before the update, the Linux Lite Control Center showed my actual memory of 8GB.  It now shows 7.7GB.

Screenshot
http://imgur.com/JTiRZRA

By the way, this is the screenshot I got when using the Imgur link from the Linux Lite Control Center.
http://i.imgur.com/dNn72u1.png
Your Graphics card could be taking some memory
The blank screen should be fixed after my last commit. Browsers now run in a subprocess.
Thanks!

Maybe some bug: first start is OK, but after Exit and start again lite-controlcenter 0050 start fail.

(http://s020.radikal.ru/i723/1507/0d/71acc1a0362d.png)

Update: now 0050 works again, I am dont understand about this issue. )) Sorry!

Update 2: 0050 dont start if 4G modem connection is disabled! If 4G connection is enabled all OK!
That's still an issue. When a device is disconected CC will not start.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 12, 2015, 10:25:01 AM
Update: 1.0-0060

- Some more github commits
- Memory now showing in MB (megabytes) GB proving to be a pita :)

Please update and test.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: UltraCookie on July 12, 2015, 10:33:09 AM
Quote
- Memory now showing in MB (megabytes) GB proving to be a pita :)
Yupp. Shows me 3671 mb. Just like htop ^.^

Greying out doesn't happen anymore either. :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on July 12, 2015, 12:37:50 PM
When LL CC was first introduced, my memory showed 8GB
After first update, memory showed 7.7GB
Now memory shows 7890 MB

Still having the issue of the Help link being the only one to open using my default browser of Chromium.  The others open in Chrome.

Good news to report:  The LL CC window doesn't gray out anymore when opening those links.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 12, 2015, 05:27:02 PM
When LL CC was first introduced, my memory showed 8GB
After first update, memory showed 7.7GB
Now memory shows 7890 MB

The way in which we have dealt with showing the total memory is the best option out of all the methods we have tried. This method is consistent across all hardware types, which in the end, is what we have to be, consistent. This includes pc's with mixed amounts of memory, eg. 512mb, 1.5gb, 2gb+


Still having the issue of the Help link being the only one to open using my default browser of Chromium.  The others open in Chrome.

Good news to report:  The LL CC window doesn't gray out anymore when opening those links.

Can you run lite-controlcenter from the terminal, click what you usually click to reproduce that issue. Then close Lite CC and paste the output from the terminal to your next post. Thanks.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: newtusmaximus on July 12, 2015, 06:56:30 PM
 Latest version ( tonight) Seems to be running OK on my old Toshiba sat Pro A10. System report consistent :)  Great help to newbies IMHO.  Thanks to all the "Team".
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on July 12, 2015, 08:12:31 PM
[email protected]:~$ lite-controlcenter
No bp log location saved, using default.
[000:000] Cpu: 6.58.9, x4, 2601Mhz, 7890MB
[000:000] Computer model: Not available
No bp log location saved, using default.
[000:000] Cpu: 6.58.9, x4, 2601Mhz, 7890MB
[000:000] Computer model: Not available
[000:000] Browser XEmbed support present: 1
[000:000] Browser toolkit is Gtk2.
[000:000] Using Gtk2 toolkit
[000:103] Warning(optionsfile.cc:30): Load: Could not open file, err=2
[000:103] No bp log location saved, using default.
[000:103] Cpu: 6.58.9, x4, 2601Mhz, 7890MB
[000:103] Computer model: Not available
[000:001] Warning(optionsfile.cc:30): Load: Could not open file, err=2
[000:001] No bp log location saved, using default.
[000:001] Cpu: 6.58.9, x4, 2601Mhz, 7890MB
[000:001] Computer model: Not available
[000:001] Browser XEmbed support present: 1
[000:001] Browser toolkit is Gtk2.
[000:001] Using Gtk2 toolkit
file
file:///usr/share/litecc/frontend/
java version "1.7.0_79"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.5.5) (7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.2)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.79-b02, mixed mode)
help
help://
Created new window in existing browser session.
forum
forum://
[16744:16744:0712/191048:ERROR:url_pattern_set.cc(240)] Invalid url pattern: chrome://print/*
[16777:16777:0713/001053:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(11539)] [GroupMarkerNotSet(crbug.com/242999)!:D0340DDAF80C0000]GL ERROR :GL_INVALID_OPERATION : glTexStorage2DEXT: <- error from previous GL command
[16744:16877:0712/191055:ERROR:get_updates_processor.cc(243)] PostClientToServerMessage() failed during GetUpdates
website
website://
Created new window in existing browser session.
[16744:16769:0712/191058:ERROR:generic_change_processor.cc(525)] Autofill datatype error was encountered: Failed to create Autofill node: [email protected]/../components/autofill/core/browser/webdata/autocomplete_syncable_service.cc:147, entry already exists
[16744:16769:0712/191058:ERROR:generic_change_processor.cc(527)] Create: Entry exists.
[16777:16777:0713/001059:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(11539)] [GroupMarkerNotSet(crbug.com/242999)!:D0B84BDDF80C0000]GL ERROR :GL_INVALID_OPERATION : glTexStorage2DEXT: <- error from previous GL command
facebook
facebook://
Created new window in existing browser session.
[16777:16777:0713/001101:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(11539)] [GroupMarkerNotSet(crbug.com/242999)!:D068D7E1F80C0000]GL ERROR :GL_INVALID_OPERATION : glTexStorage2DEXT: <- error from previous GL command
twitter
twitter://
Created new window in existing browser session.
[16777:16777:0713/001106:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(11539)] [GroupMarkerNotSet(crbug.com/242999)!:D07AE6E4F80C0000]GL ERROR :GL_INVALID_OPERATION : glTexStorage2DEXT: <- error from previous GL command
google
google://
Created new window in existing browser session.
[16777:16777:0713/001108:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(11539)] [GroupMarkerNotSet(crbug.com/242999)!:D02AF4E7F80C0000]GL ERROR :GL_INVALID_OPERATION : glTexStorage2DEXT: <- error from previous GL command
linkedin
linkedin://
[16744:16774:0712/191109:ERROR:channel.cc(300)] RawChannel read error (connection broken)
Created new window in existing browser session.
[16777:16777:0713/001112:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(11539)] [GroupMarkerNotSet(crbug.com/242999)!:D06A07EBF80C0000]GL ERROR :GL_INVALID_OPERATION : glTexStorage2DEXT: <- error from previous GL command
[email protected]:~$ [16744:16774:0712/191138:ERROR:channel.cc(300)] RawChannel read error (connection broken)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: N4RPS on July 12, 2015, 08:51:02 PM
Hello!

This new addition should really take LL to the next level. I imagine that when Jerry starts asking for translations of the Control Center text into different languages, multi-language support for Lite Control Center will be close to being implemented...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: N4RPS on July 12, 2015, 09:04:02 PM
Hello!

My IP doesn't show up in LCC or in the forums, but that could be because when I check my own IP address, it comes back as IPv6 - something that might warrant a look-see, or I might just have to use 'Use IPv4 addresses only' to connect...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on July 12, 2015, 11:15:16 PM
Hello!

My IP doesn't show up in LCC or in the forums, but that could be because when I check my own IP address, it comes back as IPv6 - something that might warrant a look-see, or I might just have to use 'Use IPv4 addresses only' to connect...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob


The code being used to show the ip isn't taking ipv6 into consideration I think, needs to be looked into.


Also, I think the screenshots of control center with ip's are bad. Even more so with ipv6... it can contain some nasty hardware info. Which can ofc be used against folks. Maybe some kind of psa for users needs to be in place... show some caution with sharing ip's.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on July 12, 2015, 11:18:37 PM
Hello!

This new addition should really take LL to the next level. I imagine that when Jerry starts asking for translations of the Control Center text into different languages, multi-language support for Lite Control Center will be close to being implemented...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob


In thoery this shouldn't be to hard, most of the code parses everything in a somewhat modular way. But... ewww effort lol.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 12, 2015, 11:40:11 PM
Rob, what does:

Code: [Select]
ping6 ipv6.google.com
return?
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: misko_2083 on July 13, 2015, 11:01:53 AM
Hello!

My IP doesn't show up in LCC or in the forums, but that could be because when I check my own IP address, it comes back as IPv6 - something that might warrant a look-see, or I might just have to use 'Use IPv4 addresses only' to connect...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob


The code being used to show the ip isn't taking ipv6 into consideration I think, needs to be looked into.


Also, I think the screenshots of control center with ip's are bad. Even more so with ipv6... it can contain some nasty hardware info. Which can ofc be used against folks. Maybe some kind of psa for users needs to be in place... show some caution with sharing ip's.
I'm with you on this. It's kinda risky to use screenshot + ip's. What we need is just a status. "Active" when connected and "Not Connected".
I just managed to fix all the issues with ip-adress information. :)
But maybe we should remove them for user safety.
If someone uses NAT in a Virtual machine this will print out the exact internet IP address of the computer. Not a good combination with screenshooter definitely.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on July 13, 2015, 02:51:46 PM
Hello!

My IP doesn't show up in LCC or in the forums, but that could be because when I check my own IP address, it comes back as IPv6 - something that might warrant a look-see, or I might just have to use 'Use IPv4 addresses only' to connect...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob


The code being used to show the ip isn't taking ipv6 into consideration I think, needs to be looked into.


Also, I think the screenshots of control center with ip's are bad. Even more so with ipv6... it can contain some nasty hardware info. Which can ofc be used against folks. Maybe some kind of psa for users needs to be in place... show some caution with sharing ip's.
I'm with you on this. It's kinda risky to use screenshot + ip's. What we need is just a status. "Active" when connected and "Not Connected".
I just managed to fix all the issues with ip-adress information. :)
But maybe we should remove them for user safety.
If someone uses NAT in a Virtual machine this will print out the exact internet IP address of the computer. Not a good combination with screenshooter definitely.


Actually, what might be worth considering in the future is a click to reveal type thing. There is a bit of css already to expand content. Damned if I remember what line tho lol. So that the element with the ip is only shown when clicked, and the status is default. How to do this escapes me atm, but worth doing in the todo list.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: misko_2083 on July 13, 2015, 04:52:08 PM
Actually, what might be worth considering in the future is a click to reveal type thing. There is a bit of css already to expand content. Damned if I remember what line tho lol. So that the element with the ip is only shown when clicked, and the status is default. How to do this escapes me atm, but worth doing in the todo list.
Wonderfull idea shaggytwo. Frontend will handle that with just a few lines of css. I'll add the button to Toogle the appearance of IP's. Also clicking the button will hide the screenshot icon while the IP's are shown. Two flies with one shot. :)
I might add some warning also. Just to be sure.
-----------------------------------------------------------
edit
-----------------------------------------------------------
Here it is:
(http://i.imgur.com/cXtGKkv.png)
Clicking on the button displays IPs and hides the Screeenshot
(http://i.imgur.com/tdRll4Z.png)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: misko_2083 on July 13, 2015, 05:50:34 PM
Another way to do it:
(http://i.imgur.com/UclTP0b.png) (http://i.imgur.com/UclTP0b.png)
Let me know what you think which way is better.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on July 13, 2015, 06:54:33 PM
I like the second way.  The one without the warning.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on July 13, 2015, 08:04:00 PM
Actually, what might be worth considering in the future is a click to reveal type thing. There is a bit of css already to expand content. Damned if I remember what line tho lol. So that the element with the ip is only shown when clicked, and the status is default. How to do this escapes me atm, but worth doing in the todo list.
Wonderfull idea shaggytwo. Frontend will handle that with just a few lines of css. I'll add the button to Toogle the appearance of IP's. Also clicking the button will hide the screenshot icon while the IP's are shown. Two flies with one shot. :)
I might add some warning also. Just to be sure.
-----------------------------------------------------------
edit
-----------------------------------------------------------
Here it is:
(http://i.imgur.com/cXtGKkv.png)
Clicking on the button displays IPs and hides the Screeenshot
(http://i.imgur.com/tdRll4Z.png)


I like this method, Not sure about the wording of the warning. I'd hit up Jerry on that, it's what hes good at lol. As for hiding the screenshot Icon, spot on idea. Two birds with one stone indeed. But come to think of it, it may be hard for some users to then use it to send in info for one reason or another.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: avj on July 13, 2015, 08:10:34 PM
Just a thought here but why not just show which interface(s) is/are active instead of ip addresses?
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: N4RPS on July 14, 2015, 12:04:14 AM
Hello!

OK, Jerry, here goes...

[email protected]:~$ ping6 ipv6.google.com
PING ipv6.google.com(ord30s22-in-x0e.1e100.net) 56 data bytes
64 bytes from ord30s22-in-x0e.1e100.net: icmp_seq=1 ttl=54 time=86.0 ms
64 bytes from ord30s22-in-x0e.1e100.net: icmp_seq=2 ttl=54 time=90.0 ms
64 bytes from ord30s22-in-x0e.1e100.net: icmp_seq=3 ttl=54 time=92.2 ms
64 bytes from ord30s22-in-x0e.1e100.net: icmp_seq=4 ttl=54 time=95.2 ms
64 bytes from ord30s22-in-x0e.1e100.net: icmp_seq=5 ttl=54 time=90.5 ms
64 bytes from ord30s22-in-x0e.1e100.net: icmp_seq=6 ttl=54 time=85.2 ms
64 bytes from ord30s22-in-x0e.1e100.net: icmp_seq=7 ttl=54 time=83.6 ms
64 bytes from ord30s22-in-x0e.1e100.net: icmp_seq=8 ttl=54 time=85.0 ms
^C
--- ipv6.google.com ping statistics ---
8 packets transmitted, 8 received, 0% packet loss, time 7009ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 83.635/88.515/95.286/3.870 ms

Another thing about 'Show/Hide IP' is that people might consider this to be hiding their IP address from others. Of course, those who know a little bit about that know better, but someone fresh from XP might not...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 14, 2015, 02:24:09 AM
I prefer the one with the Warning combined with show/hide on the Screenshot tool, nicely done :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on July 14, 2015, 06:13:44 AM
For the hell of it, decided to add a check for when the last time updates were done/checked. Not sure how useful this might be. But why not.


(http://i.imgur.com/tCc53rn.png)



Made a PR, just an Idea atm. Might need reworking.

Anyway PR here:
https://github.com/linuxlite/litecontrolcenter/pull/6
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 14, 2015, 07:13:32 AM
I love it, great to have a reminder in there. Also, looks like the formatting is broken at the top of the window under the 'System Information' heading.

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on July 14, 2015, 07:20:15 AM
I love it, great to have a reminder in there. Also, looks like the formatting is broken at the top of the window under the 'System Information' heading.

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk



It's fixed in the PR in a commit. Seems misko made a small typo.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: DLX on July 14, 2015, 07:26:10 AM
Nice HAL logo too
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: misko_2083 on July 14, 2015, 09:32:34 AM
I love it, great to have a reminder in there. Also, looks like the formatting is broken at the top of the window under the 'System Information' heading.

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk



It's fixed in the PR in a commit. Seems misko made a small typo.
I tried something and forgot to change it back. It's funny cause I usualy left something out. This time there was extra. :)
I can't see the repository where is it shaggy?
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 14, 2015, 02:09:51 PM
Great contributions folks, I'll release an updated package later today. Must sleep!

P.S. Shaggy, I've added you to the litecontrolcenter github so you can push any changes straight to it.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 14, 2015, 11:22:54 PM
Update: 1.0-0070

Lots of new changes thanks to your suggestions :)

(http://i.imgur.com/b02DDdU.png)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on July 15, 2015, 01:38:52 AM
[email protected]:~$ lite-controlcenter
No bp log location saved, using default.
[000:000] Cpu: 6.58.9, x4, 2601Mhz, 7890MB
[000:000] Computer model: Not available
No bp log location saved, using default.
[000:000] Cpu: 6.58.9, x4, 2601Mhz, 7890MB
[000:000] Computer model: Not available
[000:000] Browser XEmbed support present: 1
[000:000] Browser toolkit is Gtk2.
[000:000] Using Gtk2 toolkit
[000:103] Warning(optionsfile.cc:30): Load: Could not open file, err=2
[000:103] No bp log location saved, using default.
[000:103] Cpu: 6.58.9, x4, 2601Mhz, 7890MB
[000:103] Computer model: Not available
[000:001] Warning(optionsfile.cc:30): Load: Could not open file, err=2
[000:001] No bp log location saved, using default.
[000:001] Cpu: 6.58.9, x4, 2601Mhz, 7890MB
[000:001] Computer model: Not available
[000:001] Browser XEmbed support present: 1
[000:001] Browser toolkit is Gtk2.
[000:001] Using Gtk2 toolkit
file
file:///usr/share/litecc/frontend/
java version "1.7.0_79"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.5.5) (7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.2)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.79-b02, mixed mode)
help
help://
Created new window in existing browser session.
forum
forum://
[16744:16744:0712/191048:ERROR:url_pattern_set.cc(240)] Invalid url pattern: chrome://print/*
[16777:16777:0713/001053:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(11539)] [GroupMarkerNotSet(crbug.com/242999)!:D0340DDAF80C0000]GL ERROR :GL_INVALID_OPERATION : glTexStorage2DEXT: <- error from previous GL command
[16744:16877:0712/191055:ERROR:get_updates_processor.cc(243)] PostClientToServerMessage() failed during GetUpdates
website
website://
Created new window in existing browser session.
[16744:16769:0712/191058:ERROR:generic_change_processor.cc(525)] Autofill datatype error was encountered: Failed to create Autofill node: [email protected]/../components/autofill/core/browser/webdata/autocomplete_syncable_service.cc:147, entry already exists
[16744:16769:0712/191058:ERROR:generic_change_processor.cc(527)] Create: Entry exists.
[16777:16777:0713/001059:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(11539)] [GroupMarkerNotSet(crbug.com/242999)!:D0B84BDDF80C0000]GL ERROR :GL_INVALID_OPERATION : glTexStorage2DEXT: <- error from previous GL command
facebook
facebook://
Created new window in existing browser session.
[16777:16777:0713/001101:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(11539)] [GroupMarkerNotSet(crbug.com/242999)!:D068D7E1F80C0000]GL ERROR :GL_INVALID_OPERATION : glTexStorage2DEXT: <- error from previous GL command
twitter
twitter://
Created new window in existing browser session.
[16777:16777:0713/001106:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(11539)] [GroupMarkerNotSet(crbug.com/242999)!:D07AE6E4F80C0000]GL ERROR :GL_INVALID_OPERATION : glTexStorage2DEXT: <- error from previous GL command
google
google://
Created new window in existing browser session.
[16777:16777:0713/001108:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(11539)] [GroupMarkerNotSet(crbug.com/242999)!:D02AF4E7F80C0000]GL ERROR :GL_INVALID_OPERATION : glTexStorage2DEXT: <- error from previous GL command
linkedin
linkedin://
[16744:16774:0712/191109:ERROR:channel.cc(300)] RawChannel read error (connection broken)
Created new window in existing browser session.
[16777:16777:0713/001112:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(11539)] [GroupMarkerNotSet(crbug.com/242999)!:D06A07EBF80C0000]GL ERROR :GL_INVALID_OPERATION : glTexStorage2DEXT: <- error from previous GL command
[email protected]:~$ [16744:16774:0712/191138:ERROR:channel.cc(300)] RawChannel read error (connection broken)


Not sure what your posting here. There are some errors and funky output. But are you just dumping this. Or are you experiencing any issues?
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 15, 2015, 02:03:31 AM
@shaggy - see this post here https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/suggestions-and-feedback/lite-control-center-beta/msg15404/#msg15404 (https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/suggestions-and-feedback/lite-control-center-beta/msg15404/#msg15404)
with the exception of the 'grey' issue which if I'm not mistaken, has been resolved.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: sysdrum on July 15, 2015, 03:00:22 AM
(http://img42.com/e4Yz4+)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: UltraCookie on July 15, 2015, 03:51:59 AM
The Screenshot feature causes some graying out for me. And it seems like it does not recognize updating.

graying out:
(http://i.imgur.com/gTvktXl.png)

wrong update date:
(http://i.imgur.com/6m8mahV.png)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on July 15, 2015, 04:24:06 AM
The Screenshot feature causes some graying out for me. And it seems like it does not recognize updating.

graying out:
(http://i.imgur.com/gTvktXl.png)
This is now fixed and will be in future updates.



wrong update date:
(http://i.imgur.com/6m8mahV.png)
Are you certain you've run updates recently?

Can you share the output of
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stat /var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stamp
Then try to run
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Is your system date/time correct?
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Shady on July 15, 2015, 04:25:52 AM
The Screenshot feature causes some graying out for me. And it seems like it does not recognize updating.


Yeah I get the same gray box also, when I use the screenshot feature.

*EDIT*: Ah ok it's being fixed in the update.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on July 15, 2015, 04:29:04 AM
The Screenshot feature causes some graying out for me. And it seems like it does not recognize updating.

Lil bug, tis fixed now. Update eventaully will come out. Thanks for reporting, helps find bugs people miss lol.
Yeah I get the same gray box also, when I use the screenshot feature.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: UltraCookie on July 15, 2015, 05:13:56 AM
Code: [Select]
stat /var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stampOutput:
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  File: ‘/var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stamp’
  Size: 0          Blocks: 0          IO Block: 4096   regular empty file
Device: 801h/2049d Inode: 524910      Links: 1
Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (    0/    root)
Access: 2015-06-23 19:55:17.346557217 +0200
Modify: 2015-06-23 19:55:17.346557217 +0200
Change: 2015-06-23 19:55:17.346557217 +0200
Birth: -

I ran
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Output from
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stat /var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stampstayed exactly the same.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on July 15, 2015, 05:52:32 AM
Code: [Select]
stat /var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stampOutput:
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  File: ‘/var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stamp’
  Size: 0          Blocks: 0          IO Block: 4096   regular empty file
Device: 801h/2049d Inode: 524910      Links: 1
Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (    0/    root)
Access: 2015-06-23 19:55:17.346557217 +0200
Modify: 2015-06-23 19:55:17.346557217 +0200
Change: 2015-06-23 19:55:17.346557217 +0200
Birth: -

I ran
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Output from
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stat /var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stampstayed exactly the same.

Can you run
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cat /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/15update-stamp
and share the output here.

After that, run
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sudo rm /var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stamp
And re-run the update command.

Whats happening here is that the control center is doing a simple update check on a blank file thats generated by default on the system. But for some reason yours isnt updating. It may be an issue with perms or something odd. But if you can show me whats in your 15update-stamp file it's a start to fixing this. Thank you for your time and help fixing bugs, it helps us all :-p
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: UltraCookie on July 15, 2015, 06:01:19 AM
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cat /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/15update-stampOutout:
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APT::Update::Post-Invoke-Success {"touch /var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stamp 2>/dev/null || true";};
After running
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sudo rm /var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stampand
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
the control center says "Updates not been done, Please update soon"

Code: [Select]
stat /var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stampOutput:
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stat: cannot stat ‘/var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stamp’: No such file or directory
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 15, 2015, 06:11:18 AM
Just to confirm shaggy, that works here on my test box. Must be some kind of issue on UltraCookie's end.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on July 15, 2015, 06:38:12 AM
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cat /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/15update-stampOutout:
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APT::Update::Post-Invoke-Success {"touch /var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stamp 2>/dev/null || true";};
After running
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sudo rm /var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stampand
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
the control center says "Updates not been done, Please update soon"

Code: [Select]
stat /var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stampOutput:
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stat: cannot stat ‘/var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stamp’: No such file or directory

So it looks like SOMETHING is acting up here.

run this, and then upload the file aptdump.txt here or pastebin etc.
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apt-config dump > aptdump.txt
And if you would be so kind, create a system report (either in control center or located in the menu MENU>SYSTEM> CREATE SYSTEM REPORT)

This will let me see some of the things installed on your setup and figure what's causing this conflict.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: UltraCookie on July 15, 2015, 10:59:17 AM
Apt dump
http://pastebin.com/bi5giQsJ (http://pastebin.com/bi5giQsJ)

System Report
http://pastebin.com/qFUNmrBr (http://pastebin.com/qFUNmrBr)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: avj on July 15, 2015, 12:37:07 PM
Everything looks ok on my old netbook.  The amount of memory in the image is an issue with my hardware not the program.

http://i.imgur.com/6FxPssm.png
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on July 15, 2015, 05:30:07 PM
Apt dump
http://pastebin.com/bi5giQsJ (http://pastebin.com/bi5giQsJ)

System Report
http://pastebin.com/qFUNmrBr (http://pastebin.com/qFUNmrBr)

Figuring this out is always a headache lol. But have you added any repos since your initial install?

If you have can you run
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apt-cache policy > aptpolicy.txt
and upload aptpolicy.txt for me.

When you run update, do you see ANY errors? Can you copy/paste all the output from running
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sudo apt-get update
Lastly, can you run
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ls -l /var/lib/apt/periodicAnd share that output.

My first thought was use of a 3rd party apt tool at one stage, but that seems fine. All the post install config stuff is still fairly default. But atm I'am thinking something is failing when update is run, if not all the db stuff is fetched it may cause the update trigger to not execute. Thanks for the time spent trying to solve this.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: UltraCookie on July 15, 2015, 05:56:03 PM
I only added the Spotify and Inkscape repos as far es I can remember.
The Spotify repo causes some errors when updating. They come and go and since Spotify doesn't get many updates I tend to ignore it.

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W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used.
GPG error: http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease:
The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available:
NO_PUBKEY 13B00F1FD2C19886

W: Failed to fetch http://repository.spotify.com/dists/stable/InRelease 

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

APT Policy:
http://pastebin.com/W0nNycBR (http://pastebin.com/W0nNycBR)

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ls -l /var/lib/apt/periodicOutput:
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total 0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Jun 17 06:38 update-stamp
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on July 15, 2015, 06:09:06 PM
I only added the Spotify and Inkscape repos as far es I can remember.
The Spotify repo causes some errors when updating. They come and go and since Spotify doesn't get many updates I tend to ignore it.

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W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used.
GPG error: http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease:
The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available:
NO_PUBKEY 13B00F1FD2C19886

W: Failed to fetch http://repository.spotify.com/dists/stable/InRelease 

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

APT Policy:
http://pastebin.com/W0nNycBR (http://pastebin.com/W0nNycBR)

Code: [Select]
ls -l /var/lib/apt/periodicOutput:
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total 0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Jun 17 06:38 update-stamp

When you installed did you run
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sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys D2C19886
They have been known to change their key time to time, a bad practice lol. Give that command a run, and repeat the update command as before. And lemme know if the same error occurs.

For the record this is the issue, when a failure occurs the file wont be run. Basicly if successful do > update file. So the repo isn't being updated proper. Causing this odd bug. It's been reported to apt upstream, hopefully gets fixed lol.

Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: UltraCookie on July 15, 2015, 06:17:14 PM
Looks like
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sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys D2C19886did the job ^.^

(http://i.imgur.com/fiA2NXN.png)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on July 15, 2015, 06:26:05 PM
Looks like
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sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys D2C19886did the job ^.^

(http://i.imgur.com/fiA2NXN.png)

Wonderful, just some advice.. when you have an issue with a repo and it mentions the key/signature like that. Please tell us, or look at the upstream vendor for that repo. It's extremely unsafe for you the user.

Lets say spotify's website was hijacked or "hacked", they could inject some nasty code under the guise of the spotify client. (sounds crazy, but thats why we got signatures for the repo/deb files and stuff)

Bottomline, be safe and don't be afraid to point out errors. And thank you for the time figuring this problem out, we know what the problem is likely to be in the future.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 15, 2015, 09:12:31 PM
Update: 1.0-0080

- link to updates directly on date next to 'Software Updates' main tab
- Screenshot tool on main tab is greyed out if person clicks Show/Hide IP, prevents accidental upload of sensitive info

(http://i.imgur.com/kAJxUE3.png)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 17, 2015, 07:54:48 PM
Update: 1.0-0090

- Check if application exists, eg. if Light Locker was uninstalled, it would no longer show in Lite CC (Thank you to Misko!)
- Minor changes, if computer is up to date, display last update in green and remove link
- some re-wording

(http://i.imgur.com/2Sgc38V.png)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: misko_2083 on July 18, 2015, 03:06:48 PM
Just a thought here but why not just show which interface(s) is/are active instead of ip addresses?
Sorry for the late reply avj.
There could be a lot of them, not much place left on the system info page
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ifconfig -a | sed 's/[ \t].*//;/^\(lo\|\)$/d'
eth0
eth1
eth2
ovs-system
ovsbr0
vmnet1
vmnet8
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: avj on July 18, 2015, 11:41:53 PM
That's cool, I just didn't get why you guys didn't just show the hardware like in the devices section rather than have another section for internet.  I understand sometimes you just have something different in mind than what would seem obvious to others.  No big deal.  :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: misko_2083 on July 19, 2015, 03:03:40 AM
Well thanks for suggesting. The more ideas the better.
It's going to be too hot today for any software development. :)
(http://i.imgur.com/VHmODao.png)
I'm gonna watch volleyball World League final with France later.
By the way, it was an exciting game with USA team yesterday. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kHYOvdabBg
As for Control Center grouping of the icons would be a good idea. Especially in the case when there is a lot of them. It would be easier to spot the one you need. It could slow down application start for a few % but the gain may be worth the trip.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: N4RPS on July 19, 2015, 05:22:34 AM
Hello!

You people have done a super job on the Control Center!

38 C (100 F) plus high humidity. I know how that feels, man - we've had such conditions in the Southeastern US recently, also. However, that is the normal weather for time of year.

I hope you have A/C there, and that it's working as it should! I also hope the teams you're pulling for are victorious...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Shady on July 19, 2015, 06:57:24 AM
Couple suggestions

1. The Help icon at top right corners for Desktop, Software, Hardware, and System. How about making it so when you highlight the Help Icon with your cursor, it says Help underneath it. So people know what it is without having to click on it.

It does it for the Help icon in the System Information, I suggest it does it for the other tabs also.

and

2. How about giving us the option to minimize the Guide section in the Software tab, for people who don't need it.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 19, 2015, 07:10:20 AM

1. The Help icon at top right corners for Desktop, Software, Hardware, and System. How about making it so when you highlight the Help Icon with your cursor, it says Help underneath it. So people know what it is without having to click on it.

It does it for the Help icon in the System Information, I suggest it does it for the other tabs also.


I like that suggestion, I'll add it :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 22, 2015, 01:50:47 AM
Update: 1.0-0120

Instead of listing all the changes between builds, I'm just going to add the commits link to each announcement so you can read about all of the changes that are happening in development as they occur. Most notable change in this build is the renaming of the 'System Information' tab to 'My Computer'.

Development history:
https://github.com/linuxlite/litecontrolcenter/commits/master

(http://i.imgur.com/AuyOw8N.png)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: misko_2083 on July 22, 2015, 09:56:55 AM
Jerry this is getting to look better almost every day. :)
Hello!

You people have done a super job on the Control Center!

38 C (100 F) plus high humidity. I know how that feels, man - we've had such conditions in the Southeastern US recently, also. However, that is the normal weather for time of year.

I hope you have A/C there, and that it's working as it should! I also hope the teams you're pulling for are victorious...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob

Thanks Rob we are giving our best on Control Center.

Thanks for your concern, nothing wrong with electricity here.
We use 220-230V 50Hz for everything.
sockets are maybe different from the ones you have in US
(http://www.travelserbia.info/images/shuko-utikac.jpg)
As for Volleyball, I fell asleep and slept over the game and they lost. Haha, I missed the chance to send them positive energy ;)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: N4RPS on July 22, 2015, 07:26:05 PM
Hello!

I think I've managed to get everyone way off-topic again, so I've made my response private. Nothing drives sysops crazy more than going off-topic does...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 23, 2015, 09:28:17 AM
We're looking to use a contrasting background to help seperate the different sections of the Lite Control Center.
Which one do you like from the samples below?

Sample 1:

(http://i.imgur.com/Yrl7hRl.png)

Sample 2:

(http://i.imgur.com/kiH6iEn.png)

Sample 3:

(http://i.imgur.com/9E59qKq.png)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Coastie on July 23, 2015, 10:13:21 AM
Sample 1 with the lighter background as least as dark as lighter gray on Lite Welcome Screen. (Easier on eyes.)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: UltraCookie on July 23, 2015, 12:20:12 PM
Sample 2 looks nice ^.^
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Shady on July 23, 2015, 02:18:45 PM
Sample 1
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jocklad on July 23, 2015, 02:58:05 PM

 Sample 1
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Trip on July 23, 2015, 03:42:18 PM
Sample 2.

Sample 1 is still a little too dark. Feels a bit claustrophobic.
Sample 3 looks good with the current wallpapers, as most seem to have light blue in them. It wouldn't work as well if you were to change the wallpapers though.

Sample 2's a good middle ground with the neutral colours and it looks very professional IMO.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: TMG1961 on July 23, 2015, 04:15:36 PM
sample 2
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 23, 2015, 05:35:20 PM
Thank you for your feedback so far, valuable :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: DLX on July 23, 2015, 06:07:30 PM
I can't see the difference from sample 3 or 3 both very shape
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: avj on July 23, 2015, 06:24:57 PM
Sample 3 is the easiest on my eyes, but I like sample 2 as well.  :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on July 23, 2015, 07:17:04 PM
Playing around in gimp some, not sure this looks good at all. But feedback is always cool. I just never wanted to go with a solid bg...




(https://u.teknik.io/X7QK5g.png)

Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: misko_2083 on July 23, 2015, 07:20:42 PM
Charlie Henson says he likes Sample 2.

I don't know. I don't like the dark one (Sample 1) any other will do.
Playing around in gimp some, not sure this looks good at all. But feedback is always cool. I just never wanted to go with a solid bg...
I like it, way better than mine lol
http://i.imgur.com/60zPUrj.png
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on July 23, 2015, 07:36:21 PM
I actually like it the way it is!

The white lettering of the categories gives just enough contrast to be noticeable, and the consistent background of the categories on the left provides a good border.  It focuses my eyes on the content to the right.

I like it the way it is, but if I have to select from the 3 choices, for my reasons above, I would select choice 1.  The other two choices have the categories on the left and the content on the right blend in too much.  The result is a "where do I look first" feeling.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 23, 2015, 08:14:45 PM
Update: 1.0-0130

Development history:

https://github.com/linuxlite/litecontrolcenter/commits/master (https://github.com/linuxlite/litecontrolcenter/commits/master)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: UltraCookie on July 25, 2015, 09:34:54 PM
This is more an aesthetics thing and maybe it's wanted but when switching between the tabs on the side the whole top panel swooshes up and done again changing the title and tab description. Just the help button stays where it is.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 26, 2015, 04:08:44 AM
Looks like it's pretty even between Samples 1 & 2. Interesting, since one is dark and one is light. This will be a tough call.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Wirezfree on July 26, 2015, 04:35:27 AM
Looks like it's pretty even between Samples 1 & 2. Interesting, since one is dark and one is light. This will be a tough call.

Hi Jerry,
This may show my lack of knowledge(naivety), on what you/dev's have to do to maintain these tools..??
Could you not have a "Choice" in "Lite Tweaks" for "Light" or "Dark" Control panel..??


Dave



Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on July 26, 2015, 04:44:13 AM
Theming requires a lot more code. This is something we can implement in the future. Right now, our priority is to get these useful tools out to people asap in a stable state.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Wirezfree on July 26, 2015, 04:53:20 AM
Understood, for me 1 or 2 is fine, It's good to just have the tool.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: DLX on July 26, 2015, 03:39:03 PM
2 ;)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on July 26, 2015, 04:03:06 PM
The way it is now or Choice 1 are more in keeping with the theme of the Linux Lite Help Manual.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: misko_2083 on August 03, 2015, 10:20:19 AM
Guys, decided to write a python3 script which will open a gtk3+ window from which desktop icons can be added and removed by simply clicking the switch.
There are quite a few icons in the desktop tab this could save some space.
Code: [Select]
#!/usr/bin/env python3
#xfce4-desktop icons switch, Misko
from gi.repository import Gtk
import os
import sys
from subprocess import Popen
from gi.repository.GdkPixbuf import Pixbuf

#Temporary window icon don't forget to change!
icon="/usr/share/pixmaps/Thunar/Thunar-about-logo.png"


class XfDesktopIconsWindow(Gtk.Window):

    def __init__(self):
        Gtk.Window.__init__(self, title="Xfce Desktop Icons")

        self.set_default_size(-1, 200)
        self.set_border_width(10)

        self.grid = Gtk.Grid()
        self.add(self.grid)


        self.create_label()
        self.create_buttons()
   

       
    def create_label(self):
        label = Gtk.Label()
        label.set_markup("To show and hide desktop icons use the switch on the right")
        label.set_line_wrap(True)
        label.set_size_request(200, -1)


        table = Gtk.Table(1, 1, False)
        table.set_border_width(10)
        table.attach(label, 0, 1, 0, 1, Gtk.AttachOptions.SHRINK | Gtk.AttachOptions.FILL)
        self.grid.attach(table, 1, 0, 2, 1)

    def create_buttons(self):
        label1 = Gtk.Label("File System    ", xalign=1)
        label2 = Gtk.Label("Home    ", xalign=1)
        label3 = Gtk.Label("Trash    ", xalign=1)
        label4 = Gtk.Label("Network   ", xalign=1)
        label5 = Gtk.Label("Removable Drives   ", xalign=1)

        self.grid.attach(label1, 1, 1, 1, 1)
        self.grid.attach(label2, 1, 2, 1, 1)
        self.grid.attach(label3, 1, 3, 1, 1)
        self.grid.attach(label4, 1, 4, 1, 1)
        self.grid.attach(label5, 1, 5, 1, 1)

        button1 = Gtk.Switch()
        button1.connect("notify::active", self.on_switch_activateda)
        button1.set_name('button')
        cmd = 'xfconf-query --channel xfce4-desktop --property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-filesystem" | grep -c "true"'
        wicdd = os.popen(cmd)
        wicdd = wicdd.readline()
        if int(wicdd) == 0:
           button1.set_active(False)
        else:
           button1.set_active(True)
        self.grid.attach_next_to(button1, label1, Gtk.PositionType.RIGHT, 1, 1)

        button2 = Gtk.Switch()
        button2.connect("notify::active", self.on_switch_activatedb)
        cmd = 'xfconf-query --channel xfce4-desktop --property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-home" | grep -c "true"'
        wicdb = os.popen(cmd)
        wicdb = wicdb.readline()
        if int(wicdb) == 0:
           button2.set_active(False)
        else:
           button2.set_active(True)
        self.grid.attach_next_to(button2, label2, Gtk.PositionType.RIGHT, 1, 1)

        button3= Gtk.Switch()
        button3.connect("notify::active", self.on_switch_activatedc)
        cmd = 'xfconf-query --channel xfce4-desktop --property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-trash" | grep -c "true"'
        wicdb = os.popen(cmd)
        wicdb = wicdb.readline()
        if int(wicdb) == 0:
           button3.set_active(False)
        else:
           button3.set_active(True)
        self.grid.attach_next_to(button3, label3, Gtk.PositionType.RIGHT, 1, 1)

        button4= Gtk.Switch()
        button4.connect("notify::active", self.on_switch_activatedd)
        cmd = 'ls ~/Desktop | grep -c "networks.desktop"'
        wicdb = os.popen(cmd)
        wicdb = wicdb.readline()
        if int(wicdb) == 0:
           button4.set_active(False)
        else:
           button4.set_active(True)
        self.grid.attach_next_to(button4, label4, Gtk.PositionType.RIGHT, 1, 1)

        button5= Gtk.Switch()
        button5.connect("notify::active", self.on_switch_activatede)
        cmd = 'xfconf-query --channel xfce4-desktop -n --property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-device-removable" | grep -c "true"'
        wicdb = os.popen(cmd)
        wicdb = wicdb.readline()
        if int(wicdb) == 0:
           button5.set_active(False)
        else:
           button5.set_active(True)
        self.grid.attach_next_to(button5, label5, Gtk.PositionType.RIGHT, 1, 1)

        buttonc = Gtk.Button(label="_Close", use_underline=True)
        buttonc.set_border_width(10)
        buttonc.connect("clicked", self.on_close_clicked)
        self.grid.attach(buttonc,  2, 7, 1, 1)



    def on_switch_activateda(self, switch, gparam):
        if switch.get_active():
            os.system('xfconf-query --channel xfce4-desktop -n --property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-filesystem" --set "true"')
            state = "on"
        else:
            os.system('xfconf-query --channel xfce4-desktop -n --property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-filesystem" --set "false"')
            state = "off"
        print("File System icon is set", state)

    def on_switch_activatedb(self, switch, gparam):
        if switch.get_active():
            os.system('xfconf-query --channel xfce4-desktop -n --property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-home" --set "true"')
            state = "on"
        else:
            os.system('xfconf-query --channel xfce4-desktop -n --property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-home" --set "false"')
            state = "off"
        print("Home icon is", state)

    def on_switch_activatedc(self, switch, gparam):
        if switch.get_active():
            os.system('xfconf-query --channel xfce4-desktop -n --property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-trash" --set "true"')
            state = "on"
        else:
            os.system('xfconf-query --channel xfce4-desktop -n --property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-trash" --set "false"')
            state = "off"
        print("Trash icon is", state)

    def on_switch_activatedd(self, switch, gparam):
        if switch.get_active():
            os.system('cp /usr/share/litecc/frontend/icons/desktop/networks.desktop ~/Desktop')
            state = "on"
        else:
            os.system('rm -rf ~/Desktop/networks.desktop')
            state = "off"
        print("Network icon is", state)

    def on_switch_activatede(self, switch, gparam):
        if switch.get_active():
            os.system('xfconf-query --channel xfce4-desktop -n --property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-device-removable" --set "true"')
            state = "on"
        else:
            os.system('xfconf-query --channel xfce4-desktop -n --property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-device-removable" --set "false"')
            state = "off"
        print("Show Removable is", state)

    def on_close_clicked(self, button):
        print("Closing Xfce Desktop Icons")
        Gtk.main_quit()

window = XfDesktopIconsWindow()     
window.connect("delete-event", Gtk.main_quit)
window.set_resizable(False)
window.set_position(Gtk.WindowPosition.CENTER)
window.set_icon(Pixbuf.new_from_file("{0}".format(icon)))
window.set_name('DesktopIcons')
window.show_all()
Gtk.main()
Also added and option to show/hide removable drives.
Might need some work but this is working fine so far.
(http://i.imgur.com/7tW3zsg.png)
What do you think guys?
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Wirezfree on August 03, 2015, 11:07:51 AM
@ misko_2083
Great idea, it is quite a "busy" screen.
So a "New" single icon "Manage Desktop Icons" would launch what you show above.
Looks good to me.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on August 03, 2015, 07:08:21 PM
I ran updates using the Software Updates red link on the My Computer tab.  But after running the updates, the Software Updates link didn't refresh to a green link with today's date.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Wirezfree on August 04, 2015, 04:34:16 AM
Hi,

I have just tested here, and it's O.K
Try again, if it fails, check log, in case one of the repos is not responding.??
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on August 04, 2015, 08:16:10 AM
It updates the link, from red to green with the new date, if I close and reopen Linux Lite Control Center.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: UltraCookie on August 04, 2015, 08:40:40 AM
I think that's how it's supposed to work.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on August 04, 2015, 10:09:03 AM
That is the way it is working.  Might be more straightforward if it dynamically refreshes instead of refreshing only after closing and reopening the control center.  That's all I'm saying.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Wirezfree on August 04, 2015, 10:15:17 AM
@ torreydale

Ah, O.K, understood,
I have no idea what's involved to make dynamic, at guess though, not a simple tweak.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: misko_2083 on August 04, 2015, 01:36:14 PM
@ misko_2083
Great idea, it is quite a "busy" screen.
So a "New" single icon "Manage Desktop Icons" would launch what you show above.
Looks good to me.
Thanks, I haven't had communication with Jerry in the last few days. Maybe he would preffer using web tehnologies in the frontend that would communicate with stuff in the backend rather than launching a separate application.
That is the way it is working.  Might be more straightforward if it dynamically refreshes instead of refreshing only after closing and reopening the control center.  That's all I'm saying.
Yes, that's the way it works. There is a plan to add a refresh button. It should do some stuff in the backend when receives a call from the frontend.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on August 04, 2015, 04:19:36 PM

Thanks, I haven't had communication with Jerry in the last few days.


I've been on qTox most of the time, haven't seen you sign in until today :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: misko_2083 on August 05, 2015, 07:04:29 PM

Thanks, I haven't had communication with Jerry in the last few days.


I've been on qTox most of the time, haven't seen you sign in until today :)
Well, there is a very small time frame when we can meet. One is when I'm about to go to sleep and the other one is when you're about to sleep. 18000 km is a big distance. Still preety amazing that we can Tox from time to time. :)
Added a button to refresh the application and fixed the live cd issue you found earlier.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on August 05, 2015, 10:19:18 PM
This is exactly why I have been pushing for us to all collaborate in space :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: misko_2083 on August 06, 2015, 04:10:34 PM
This is exactly why I have been pushing for us to all collaborate in space :)
Hahaha, I think that managing the Linux Lite Space Program would be a little expensive. :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on August 06, 2015, 08:10:42 PM
I notice the Control Center has today's date in green where it says Last Updated.  But I didn't update today.  If there are no updates by tomorrow, I get the feeling it'll have tomorrow's date in green next to Last Updated. 

I'm ok with it.  I can read between the lines.  But it does make it seem, to manual updaters like me, that I took an action today to update, when I did not.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on August 10, 2015, 05:44:55 PM
How it all started...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv2u4EuTiKQ
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on August 10, 2015, 07:40:23 PM
I reported this before.  It seems it is still occurring.  I have Chromium as my default browser.  I did use the Lite Tweak tool to set it as such.  But only the Help link at the bottom of the My Computer tab in the Control Panel opens using Chromium.  All the other links open in Chrome, which I also have installed.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on August 10, 2015, 09:31:32 PM
I reported this before.  It seems it is still occurring.  I have Chromium as my default browser.  I did use the Lite Tweak tool to set it as such.  But only the Help link at the bottom of the My Computer tab in the Control Panel opens using Chromium.  All the other links open in Chrome, which I also have installed.

The help icon opens in chromium, as in the one that opens a local copy of the manual?

If that is the case, it sounds like exo-open is being funny... not fully sure we should stick with this method. Will look into alternatives soon.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on August 10, 2015, 10:04:59 PM
It opens the help manual in Chromium.  I don't recall if it was a local copy or if it was the Internet copy.  I'm not at my pc right now.  The rest open in Chrome.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on August 11, 2015, 02:52:46 AM
When clicking on the Help link, it does open file:///usr/share/doc/litemanual/index.html via Chromium, my default browser.  The others open via Chrome.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: misko_2083 on August 11, 2015, 08:46:01 AM
When clicking on the Help link, it does open file:///usr/share/doc/litemanual/index.html via Chromium, my default browser.  The others open via Chrome.
Interesting... What is the output of the next line?
Code: [Select]
cat /etc/gnome/defaults.list | grep "text/html"Maybe Chromium is set to open html files. If so, editing /etc/gnome/defaults.list should be easy.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on August 11, 2015, 08:02:53 PM
@misko_2083,

My output is:
text/html=chromium-browser.desktop;firefox.desktop;
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Zead on August 11, 2015, 08:30:44 PM
I really like the main page information in the control center. The only problem I have is that it says "GPU: Advanced Micro Devices", instead of my actual GPU. But I believe this will be resolved.

Sound Card only says: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Azalia Audio Controller
Instead of an actual model.

I really like Linux Lite, other distros claim to be user friendly, but I feel like Linux Lite is doing it the best way. Control Center, easy SAMBA sharing settings, great manual, Lite Tweaks, + some other stuff.

Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on August 11, 2015, 09:57:40 PM
I really like the main page information in the control center. The only problem I have is that it says "GPU: Advanced Micro Devices", instead of my actual GPU. But I believe this will be resolved.

Sound Card only says: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Azalia Audio Controller
Instead of an actual model.

I really like Linux Lite, other distros claim to be user friendly, but I feel like Linux Lite is doing it the best way. Control Center, easy SAMBA sharing settings, great manual, Lite Tweaks, + some other stuff.



Can you share a system report (in the menu like so, Menu>System>Create System Report) Either attaching here or emailing to me be fine.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Zead on August 11, 2015, 10:21:15 PM
OK. For what?

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Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on August 11, 2015, 10:27:04 PM
This is why.  Your system report does show that you have an AMD graphics card:

===========================================================
Graphics Chip Information
===========================================================

  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: RV516/M64 [Mobility Radeon X2300]
       vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
       physical id: 0
       bus info: [email protected]:01:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:b0000000-b7ffffff ioport:a800(size=256) memory:fa9f0000-fa9fffff memory:fa9c0000-fa9dffff
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on August 11, 2015, 10:42:26 PM
OK. For what?
The guy who made the control center.. I'll fix this if I can :-p
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on August 11, 2015, 11:37:51 PM
I really like the main page information in the control center. The only problem I have is that it says "GPU: Advanced Micro Devices", instead of my actual GPU. But I believe this will be resolved.

Sound Card only says: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Azalia Audio Controller
Instead of an actual model.

I really like Linux Lite, other distros claim to be user friendly, but I feel like Linux Lite is doing it the best way. Control Center, easy SAMBA sharing settings, great manual, Lite Tweaks, + some other stuff.



https://github.com/linuxlite/litecontrolcenter/issues/29 (https://github.com/linuxlite/litecontrolcenter/issues/29) Opened issue, and submited PR to fix. We'll test some before merging into release. I'll try to post here if I remember lol.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Zead on August 11, 2015, 11:45:39 PM
Also inaccurate Sound Card info :P It doesn't show the model, only name.

torreydale, but why report vendor only? Glitch? Some programs report my GPU as Gallium 0.5 on R515 blah blah something like that.

When's a word about GPUs... Why Windows reported my GPU has 256 MB, and GNU/Linux says 128MB? (Windows sometimes said 128MB, but mainly 256 almost all the time)... With proprietary drivers... Some Websites claim X2300 has 256MB, some says 128MB... Confused, guess I should trust Linux in this.

Btw great work on the Control Center, the info about the computer on the main page is very useful.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on August 12, 2015, 09:09:51 AM
@Zead thanks for the feedback - https://www.linuxliteos.com/feedback.html very kind of you :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: misko_2083 on August 12, 2015, 11:27:43 AM
@misko_2083,

My output is:
text/html=chromium-browser.desktop;firefox.desktop;
OK that means chromium is set as a default application for html files.

Run:
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gksudo leafpad /etc/gnome/defaults.listand replace next line,
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text/html=chromium-browser.desktop;firefox.desktop;with this:
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text/html=google-chrome.desktop;firefox.desktop;Save it and close text editor. Start the control center and please let us know how it goes.
Cheers :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Zead on August 12, 2015, 05:20:04 PM
@Zead thanks for the feedback - https://www.linuxliteos.com/feedback.html very kind of you :)
No problem... I hope there weren't many errors in my english.

Did you see the post I made about kernels? (In Linux Lite 2.6 Suggestions thread).
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on August 13, 2015, 12:24:21 AM
@misko_2083,

I did that, and now each link opens in Google Chrome.  But my default browser is Chromium.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on August 13, 2015, 12:31:19 AM

Did you see the post I made about kernels? (In Linux Lite 2.6 Suggestions thread).


Absolutely. I read every reply, but can't reply to them all. Every reply gets considered.
Kernels - we address held packages in the Manual. Any held kernels will be in the Final.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: misko_2083 on August 13, 2015, 10:09:46 AM
@misko_2083,

I did that, and now each link opens in Google Chrome.  But my default browser is Chromium.
Oh, Chromium is default. Sorry I lost track from all the posts.
2 options:
1. You can use lite tweaks to set your default browser. (recommended)
2. Edit the settings file manually
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gksudo leafpad /etc/gnome/defaults.listand replace all occurances of google-chrome.desktop; with chromium-browser.desktop;
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on August 13, 2015, 11:59:56 AM
Not at my computers right now to test this.  But I used lite tweaks to set Chromium as the default already.  Has something changed with that tweak?  If not, won't I just get the same results?
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on August 13, 2015, 05:01:54 PM
I used Lite Tweaks to set Chromium as my default again.  And again, the Help Manual opens in Chromium, but the other Control Center links open in Google Chrome.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: avj on August 14, 2015, 01:44:06 AM
I decided to try setting my default browser to chrome and had the same situation with only the help link opening in chrome, and the other links opening in firefox. After a little digging I also made the change in preferred applications and that seems to have solved the problem.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on August 14, 2015, 01:21:28 PM
I was going to suggest checking Preferred Applications :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on August 14, 2015, 01:47:12 PM
Preferred app = default broswer (selected via Lite Tweaks) = Chromium
(http://i.imgur.com/e5OSb1t.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/ygRfykQ.png)

But the result is the same.  Help link opens in Chromium.  All others open in Google Chrome.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Trip on August 14, 2015, 03:44:53 PM
This is looking and working great. Nice job to everybody involved.

On the first screen it might be useful to let the user know what version of Ubuntu Lite's based on.
This is really useful for when your trying to download drivers from company websites or looking for upto date tutorials..
Based on: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (trusty)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Scott on August 17, 2015, 11:13:37 PM
Is there a way to change the font size in the CC? In the screenshot below I have the default font (appearance > fonts) set at 14 but the Control Center is considerably smaller.

<click image for full size>
(http://i.imgur.com/C7FHOupl.png) (http://imgur.com/C7FHOup)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on August 18, 2015, 01:32:53 AM
@Scott, no way to configure this atm other than hacking the code (/usr/share/litecc/frontend/css/main.css) search in the file for 'font' and have a play. OFC you'd lose this setting after an LLCC upgrade so depending on your bash skills, you could always right a small script to sed the changes after each update :)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Scott on August 18, 2015, 10:19:35 AM
Quote
@Scott, no way to configure this atm other than hacking the code (/usr/share/litecc/frontend/css/main.css) search in the file for 'font' and have a play. OFC you'd lose this setting after an LLCC upgrade so depending on your bash skills, you could always right a small script to sed the changes after each update :)

@Jerry, thanks for css tip, may actually give that one a try sometime. Regardless, I'm still upgrading to 2.6 when released.  8)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: DLX on August 24, 2015, 09:15:25 AM
Q: I have reloaded LL 2.4 did update should the download Lite Control Center and load it.
I go back to start of this thread and have a read.

I got this from first page, but thought it would load from update even thought still classed as beta.

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lite-controlcenter

Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on September 02, 2015, 07:53:47 PM
Any word on this?  I'm now getting the following whenever I click on a link.

(http://i.imgur.com/Y37g1lD.png)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on September 02, 2015, 08:21:29 PM
Any word on this?  I'm now getting the following whenever I click on a link.

(http://i.imgur.com/Y37g1lD.png)

Try setting your default browser with this tool, open a terminal and type
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exo-preferred-applications -c then trying to open a link.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on September 02, 2015, 08:24:30 PM
I've already set it to Chromium via Lite Tweaks and Preferred Applications.

I ran your command anyway, which opened the Preferred Applications app, and the result is the same.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on September 02, 2015, 09:24:56 PM
Rebooted.  Opens links, but like before it opens the Help Manual in the default browser (Chromium) and everything else in Chrome, even though the default and preferred browser is Chromium.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on September 08, 2015, 11:41:37 PM
New version due out this week.
Whats new - Memory now has usage & total, New 'Storage' info under Devices, launching LLCC now only uses one process. (Thank you Misko)

(http://i.imgur.com/jhjeG4d.png)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: UltraCookie on September 16, 2015, 05:17:58 PM
Where does the information for the storage come from? At least for me it kinda inaccurate.
I have a 500gb HD split into 3 partitions. 100 gb for /, 396 gb for /home and 4 gb as swap. The control center says I have 455 gb of total storage and it changes every time I plug in some any kind of storage device (SD card, USB, ext HDD ect.).
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: misko_2083 on September 16, 2015, 06:52:16 PM
Where does the information for the storage come from? At least for me it kinda inaccurate.
I have a 500gb HD split into 3 partitions. 100 gb for /, 396 gb for /home and 4 gb as swap. The control center says I have 455 gb of total storage and it changes every time I plug in some any kind of storage device (SD card, USB, ext HDD ect.).
It gets all the storage you attach to your computer.
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df -Tlh --total -t ext4 -t ext3 -t ext2 -t reiserfs -t jfs -t ntfs -t fat32 -t btrfs -t fuseblk -t xfs
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: torreydale on September 16, 2015, 07:06:44 PM
My total number just coincides with the amount allocated to my /home partition.

(http://i.imgur.com/BDm6yEJ.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/3HnTY0T.png)


Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on September 17, 2015, 12:14:22 AM
Not sure how we can improve on this, needs more research. Try:

Bytes:

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[email protected]:~$ df | grep '^/dev/[hs]d' | awk '{s+=$2} END {print s}'
2408682717

MB:

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[email protected]:~$ df | grep '^/dev/[hs]d' | awk '{s+=$2} END {print s/1048576}'
2297.1
[email protected]:~$

See what happens to the total bytes when they get converted to MB.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on September 17, 2015, 02:55:48 AM
https://github.com/linuxlite/litecontrolcenter/pull/31/files

going to bed soon, this isnt complete yet. but meh.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on April 09, 2016, 11:18:48 PM
I'm going to post here with any changes or ideas with control center. At this time I may change button style a bit,  a video of it in action here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agm8jgh_sVM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agm8jgh_sVM)

This is not finalized tho, may revert back to old style.

To note changes since the last release update (1.0-0270):
- Error dialog if running more then once instance, as well as if no module data is found.
- Minor code fixes, porting to new version of python.
- Refactored how memory is calculated, this should be considerably more reliable.
- General code clean up, if any issues occur please report.
- Update count and misc scripts are removed, most of the data is now done internally.
- I may have missed something....

Nothing is finalized until it's tagged for next release, ideas are welcomed but no promises made.


Here is the screenshot:

(http://i.imgur.com/nhuByci.png)
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on April 11, 2016, 02:12:54 AM
So current stable release is now 1.0-0310, https://github.com/linuxlite/litecontrolcenter/releases/tag/1.0-0310 (https://github.com/linuxlite/litecontrolcenter/releases/tag/1.0-0310)

The only big notable change is hiding the count when its zero... waste of space really.  Everything else seems to work as expected. Some features and ideas to come eventually when time is found. But for now this will be the next release... have fun :-p
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: DLX on April 11, 2016, 02:20:34 AM
I thought that on last up date to much text before, did look sleek.

Do you ready need number of updates in the line. Looks over crowded.

In the popup that loads shows files could that had number of updates if it's  needed.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Wirezfree on April 11, 2016, 06:24:05 AM
@shaggytwodope

On the LLCC ~ Desktop Tab, not sure if it's possible.??
To save some screen space, make it less busy.

Instead of having 2 items, like "Add Computer Icon" and then "Remove Computer Icon"
Could it be a "Toggle" function, "Tap to Add", "Tap to Remove"


Just a thought...
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: shaggytwodope on April 11, 2016, 08:45:16 AM
@Wirezfree, this is on the list of features to add. I had never intended for this when creating it. And it'll take some consideration before I can do it. Plus I'm getting old... shaggy is now 30... not as fast as I once was lol.
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Wirezfree on April 11, 2016, 10:10:34 AM
O.K...

A mere slip of a lad  ;D ;D
I think somewhat quicker than me  :(   :(
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: brower on November 13, 2016, 09:59:16 PM
There is a way to install in LL 3.2?? I tried the install method by apt-get in first post but it didn´t work... (and I'm a noob on linux world).

thanks for help
Title: Re: Lite Control Center - Suggestions welcomed
Post by: Jerry on November 13, 2016, 10:18:18 PM
This software is no longer a part of LL. I am working on a separate application but it is some time away yet. Thread closed.