Desktop updates:

  • installed:
gpicview		#picture viewer
evince			#pdf viewer
lxappearance		#gtk styling and iconpack


remounting with read write rights

  • I booted into windows via the external SSD and searched for a file on my second internal disk
  • than went back to linux and had no writing rights on this drive, the following command solved it:
  • sudo mount -o remount,rw '/media/hisfantor/data/'
  • in which /media/hisfantor/data/ is my mount point

rubiks cube

git branches1

$ git checkout -b [name_of_your_new_branch]
$ git commit -am "msg"
$ git push origin [name_of_your_new_branch]

git prompt2

  • download it here and put it in a file in your home directory
  • ~/
  • then open your ~/.bashrc and put in:
source ~/
export PS1="\[\033[36m\]\u\[\033[m\]@\[\033[32m\] \[\033[33;1m\]\w\[\033[m\] (\$(git branch 2>/dev/nul    l | grep '^*' | colrm 1 2)) \$ "
  • the second line will change your command-line prompt to:
  • [user]@ [file path] ([git branch]) $

pulseaudio shortcuts3

  • first I recognised that pavucontrol and pulseaudio are the same thing… I thought they were different because my soundkeys stopped working when I opend pavucontrol
  • my old settings:
bindsym XF86AudioRaiseVolume exec --no-startup-id pactl set-sink-volume 0 +5% #increase sound volume4 
bindsym XF86AudioLowerVolume exec --no-startup-id pactl set-sink-volume 0 -5% #decrease sound volume 
bindsym XF86AudioMute exec --no-startup-id pactl set-sink-mute 0 toggle # mute sound

new settings:

bindsym XF86AudioRaiseVolume exec --no-startup-id amixer -D pulse sset Master 5%+ #increase sound volume
bindsym XF86AudioLowerVolume exec --no-startup-id amixer -D pulse sset Master 5%- #decrease sound volume
bindsym XF86AudioMute exec --no-startup-id amixer -D pulse set Master 1+ toggle # mute sound


  • seems to work great (all in my ~/config/i3/config)

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