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How often do you upgrade Gentoo?
Obsessively. I've been banned for sync-abuse.
13%
 13%  [ 6 ]
Regularly. I believe in good computer hygiene.
72%
 72%  [ 32 ]
Sometimes. Only when I need to.
9%
 9%  [ 4 ]
Rarely. I run Gentoo on a toaster.
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Never, despite better judgement.
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Never, due to better judgement.
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
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halcon
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...Strange that nobody runs Gentoo on a toaster. This is an anomaly :)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe stupid question. English is not my native language. What does it mean
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run Gentoo on a toaster
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apiaio wrote:
What does it mean
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run Gentoo on a toaster
?

Something like this.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I thought that it is idiom or joke.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was probably meant as a joke, but given the state of modern electronics, it's not absurd enough to be impossible.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
run Gentoo on a toaster

For perhaps, a more realistic example of what I actually think fits this category. My outdoor water sprinkler system is running on a Raspberry Pi running Gentoo. I've not updated gentoo on it (or anything else for that matter) in 7-8 years.

It's an appliance, it does it's job => don't fix something that's not broken.

It's so far behind, to update, I'd probably just reinstall.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Nevergrading Gentoo Reply with quote

Ant P. wrote:
dmpogo wrote:
pietinger wrote:
monkeygirl wrote:
To clarify: the Plasma 5 virtual desktops all use the same wallpaper now. [...] In KDE 4, you could have virtual desktops and unique wallpapers. [...]

Yes, this is true. I was angry about that also because I also had different wallpapers for fast identifying (and I never understood the function of these "activities" - never worked with that ... but I am an old man ...)



I am an old man, and the sun set for me when they got rid of virtual desktops larger that the screen, and the concept of viewport that you can move smoothly over large area. In favour of windowmaker like workspace concept.

They got rid of that because it's been built into X for a decade now. man 1 xrandr



And used by what modern window manager ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't need any particular window manager to use xrandr's panning capability, as far as I know. You need your window manager not to do something weird when your cursor hits the edge of the visible area, since you want the X server to handle that by panning around. Beyond that, just set the panning area via xrandr and then use the system.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Panning can be set up in an xorg.conf.d/ fragment too.

Set the virtual desktop to be whatever you want.
Set a viewport to define the visible bit.
Take care to set the the initial position of the viewport within the virtual desktop or be prepared to not see anything but background whe Xorg starts.
The default is 0,0 which is top left.

When the pointer approaches the edge of the viewport, the viewport will move towards the edge of the virtual desktop.
It take a bit of getting used to.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do once a day too. Been considering doing so once a week instead.
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