Archive for March 2010

Hide floating layer in wmii

I noticed a nice standard feature in wmii some days ago, that is that the floating layer doesn’t HAVE to be on top.

Since I don’t use it so frequently I never considered it an issue that I couldn’t do it but now it’s nice. Sometimes it’s practical to have a transparent floating terminal window over the browsing window. At least on a 12″ widescreen it is.

I think this is not mentioned in the manpage but it’s standard at least in wmii-hg with tha bash config.

What you have to do is use the shortcut for maximization (Mod-m) on the floating window. This will also effect all other floating windows with the same tag to disappear so that only one will show up. In the upper right of the shown window will be it’s number and the amount of windows in floating mode. When you switch to the managed layer they will all disappear.

Btw. I’ll switch to the ruby port soon, probably. I’ve chosen it to be the first language to actually learn and thereby exceed my very basic knowledge from school. Which is also some time ago…

I hope this will be a nice and smooth way to get into Ruby and programming itself.

Wireless solved!

Okay, so I had this problem with my Wireless device (Intel 3945ABG) which now has a nice workaround which I like to consider a solution :D

Actually it’s just about two things: Using wicd and adding a pre-connection script to remove and add the iwl3945 Module. Precautions as I am I also added a line to remove a dhcpcd lease. So that would be:

  • rm /var/lib/dhcpcd/
  • modprobe -r iwl3945
  • modprobe iwl3945

Put that in /etc/wicd/scripts/preconnect, don’t forget to make it executable et voilĂ !
It would have been nice to find a solution for netcfg though. I’m so happy with my autoconnect in wicd right now that I will leave it like that but when I’m used to it I’ll have a look into netcfg again. Probably it has a similar script function, too. I just don’t know it and I didn’t look for it.