Debian 8 Xfce4 Xscreensaver Lock Problem

Debian 8 Xfce4 Xscreensaver Lock Problem

Long blah-blah-blah, you may skip to the problem description

Long story short - after a system upgrade on my old EEEPC1005PE netbook awesome tile manager stopped to work with my config. I’m using some shifty library features and it looks like library from Debian package awesome-extra version 2012061101 does not keep up with awesome 3.5.6-1.

I don’t think it’s something unrecoverable but decided to try some new (for me) window manager. Since the netbook is not very powerful quite obviously I didn’t even consider fancy ones. My two options are xfce4 and xmonad.

Debian, Libvirt, Non-root

I’m playing with OpenStack and decided to bring up a testing environment on my home Debian computer.

I’m using KVM virtualization, launching VMs as non-root user and hit an issue not described in official documentation.

Skype + Pulseaudio 4.0 in Debian Jessie/testing Buzz

After the recent system upgrade of my Debian x64 home desktop I’ve noticed Skype started to make creepy buzzzzzzz sound or no sound at all. The issue is caused by the new version of pulseaudio, 4.0. The workaround is to set environment variable PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30: $ PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 skype &>/dev/null & Here is a thread devoted to this issue.

Debian Testing, Installation Iceweasel(Firefox Fork) Browser From Unstable

Community is doing great job supporting and contributing to Debian, guys are making as-stable-as-possible product for server installs. (Actually, I have never seen live production server running Debian, lol, but I think it should work well)

But if you’re using Debian on local box, as me, you can find it a bit too stable: at the moment Iceweasel 10.0.12 is in stable repo, 17.0.9 in testing, 24 in unstable.