Setting Keyboard-Language in IceWM

If you start IceWM from GNOME, you can set your language settings in

~/.icewm/startup

For example

#!/bin/sh

setxkbmap de

Setting all available window-managers is done in

/usr/share/xsessions

Example: For starting icewm you can use the following configuration file /usr/share/xsessions/icewm-session.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=icewm
Name[en_US]=icewm
Comment=Simple and fast window manger
Terminal=false
Exec=icewm-session
TryExec=icewm-session

[Window Manager]
SessionManaged=true
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Patching Faulty EDID Information

Some computer monitors either do not provide correct EDID, or no EDID at all. An example monitor is LG E2340T. In this case you can provide a hand-crafted EDID file in xorg.conf. For setting the correct screen resolution in the EDID file you can either use a hex-editor, or use below short C program.

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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 Server Edition

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) on my new 2TB hard drive. I do not use the desktop variant of Ubuntu because I think it is too bloated. Rather I specifically install packages as needed. Below is a list of packages I install after the server edition.

  1. jpilot, of course, see my posts Possible Enhancements to J-Pilot, jpilot-dump + jpilot-merge, Syncing with J-Pilot via Bluetooth
  2. icewm, see post A Praise for IceWM (“not getting in the user’s way”)
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