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Les récentes critiques sur Greta Thunberg [1] m’ont fait beaucoup réfléchir sur notre vision du problème climatique et sur ce que nous voulons faire pour construire le monde de demain. Quel est le but ? Avoir raison ? Proposer la vision ou idéologie la « plus pure » ? Contribuer au bien commun ? Limiter les souffrances des générations actuelles et à venir ?

Face à toutes ces questions, je propose ce modeste billet issu de mes réflexions présentes. Il constitue mon point de vue actuel, donc peut être amené à évoluer dans le futur, et n’a pas prétention à être l’absolu vérité, loin de là.

Les querelles de chapelle

De tout temps, l’être humain s’est employé à trouver des voies (morales, spirituelles, religieuses) « justes ». Cependant, ces postures, couplées avec une fermeture au dialogue, ou, en tout cas, une volonté de répandre la « bonne parole », ont souvent engendré d’énormes souffrances. Quelques exemples anciens et plus récents, que tout le monde a en tête, permettent d’illustrer ces propos : croisades, stalinisme, nazisme, djihadisme.

Sur la question climatique et pour tout ce qui en découle, comme l’organisation future de la civilisation occidentale, nous sommes, dans une moindre mesure, dans cette optique du Bien contre le Mal. Chacun·e critique l’autre, à différents niveaux : – Les individus se condamnent entre eux (Robert n’est pas assez écolo car, même s’il est végane, il utilise encore l’avion). – Les associations pensent que leurs actions sont plus justes que celles du voisin (Sea Sheperd avec Greenpeace par exemple). – Les courants politiques s’attaquent dans un contexte de lutte de classe et de prise de pouvoir (éco-anarchistes contre les capitalistes « verts »). – Les nations se battent sur le terrain idéologique (la France qui veut se placer en « championne du climat » à grand coup de propagande [2]).

Certes, il est nécessaire d’avoir un esprit critique et de remettre en question les points de vue différents. Mais, il est vital d’ouvrir le dialogue et de mettre tout le monde autour de la table pour avancer ensemble. Il ne faut pas oublier que nous partageons tou·te·s la même planète, que nous somme tou·te·s dans le même bateau et que les perspectives que nous offre l’avenir sont plus que sombres [3].

Dépasser la vision manichéenne

Quel comportement adopter face à un point de vue totalement différent ?

Je pense qu’il faut, tout d’abord, sortir de la vision « noir et blanc » du monde, car il est extrêmement difficile d’être objectif, en tant qu’être humain, sur notre perception des phénomènes. Peut-être qu’une attitude prudente serait de toujours garder en tête que nous puissions avoir tort, et que notre point de vue pourrait évoluer dans le futur. Rien n’est figé ou permanent.

Ensuite, je pense qu’il faut faire preuve d’empathie, dans le sens de se mettre à la place de la personne en face de soi, et de comprendre ses motivations. Quels sont ses intérêts pour soutenir une telle vision ?

Enfin, communiquer et discuter ensemble. Toujours. Car, c’est de cette façon qu’on désamorce les tensions et les futurs conflits. Il faut également être prêt à faire des compromis, en ayant le bien commun comme objectif.

Comprendre notre nature profonde

L’un des éléments les plus importants est d’accepter notre part de responsabilité dans le problème [4]. Que l’on soit pauvre ou riche dans les sociétés occidentales, nous faisons tou·te·s parti d’un système prédateur, modelé par et cautionnant nos égos : domination sur la nature et le vivant (incluant l’être humain), exploitation des ressources, accumulation des richesses et volonté d’accroitre nos privilèges.

C’est ainsi que notre modèle fonctionne et a pu s’imposer à la quasi-totalité de la planète, que cela nous plaise ou non.

Ainsi, critiquer et rejeter la faute sur l’autre ne résout rien. Cela ne fait que détourner l’attention du vrai problème, à savoir la nécessité d’une transformation intérieure. Car, finalement, ce qui façonne le monde est bien la vision (déformée) que nous en avons.

La crise environnementale et sociétale actuelle ne serait-elle pas une étape significative de notre évolution en tant qu’espèce ?

Faire des choix

Les catastrophes ne peuvent plus être évitées, rien que par l’effet de l’inertie climatique. Ce que nous vivons aujourd’hui, du point de vue du climat, a pour cause les actions de nos sociétés quarante années auparavant [5].

On peut appeler cela du catastrophisme. Je préfère dire que cela est de l’optimisme éclairé. Il faut comprendre les tenants et aboutissants de la situation pour prendre des décisions avec sagesse.

Mais que nous reste-t-il à faire alors ?

Nous avons le choix de nous adapter pour vivre dignement ce futur, de la manière la plus pacifique et la moins destructrice possible. Nous avons aussi le choix, et le devoir moral, de tout faire pour limiter les futurs dérèglements, et les souffrances qui en découleront pour l’ensemble du vivant.

Notes

[1] On trouvera un bon résumé de la situation dans cet article de Mr Mondialisation.

[2] La fameuse initiative Make Our Planet Great Again d’Emmanuel Macron.

[3] Certains récents modèles prédisent jusqu’à +7 °C de réchauffement, par rapport à l’ère pré-industrielle, en 2100. Même si ces chiffres sont à prendre avec précautions, l’ordre de grandeur montre que nous sommes sur une trajectoire très dangereuse.

[4] Je recommande la lecture des travaux de Vincent Mignerot pour aller plus loin sur ce concept.

[5] Inertie climatique : 40 ans entre la cause et l’effet.

 
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Canon Pixma ip8720

Canon Pixma ip8720

Many months ago I gifted to my wife a Canon Pixma ip8720 printer, I bought it because I read a lot of reviews that exalted it as cool pro-sumer printer with a great balance about price vs quality.

It was also intended to work mainly on my wife's Win-Workstation but it ended up that I was in charge to print everything for the rest of my life. 😅

However for lacking of time we haven't used it very often, I used to to some tests with Debian but haven't had time to install it on POP!

When I turned on the printer, which is a wifi printer, Gnome was able to recognize the printer over the network but it was unable to install the driver, while in Debian was quite simple even with XFCE as DE (however recent tests showed me almost the same issues of Ubuntu).

Then I thought that was for the lacking of the drivers and I download the proper drivers from the Canon website. I installed the deb packages manually but then I did also used the installer provided by the vendors.

As a matter of fact even with the drivers installed I was unable to apply any changes on the printer. I checked then directly on the CUPS server localhost:631 and I saw some permits restriction.

First I thought that maybe Gnome3 uses some driverless feature but afterward I decided to check out the groups where I belong and...

$ groups

[myUser] adm sudo  libvirt

...I see that the lpadmin group was missing (actually many more). So far I know you need to be part of this group if you want handle the printers, and I was pretty surprised it wasn't there by default (why?). Hence I just added my user to this group and restarted the computer because I wasn't sure if I had to restart just CUPS or GDM.

Adding a user to a group is pretty easy with the CLI

suddo addgroup [YOUR-USER] lpadmin

Afterward I was able to find the proper PPD file and to install the printer. I also printed a bunch of nice pictures 4x6'' and actually the quality is slightly superior from the one you can get from the Pharmacies printers, plus you print at home...

Installation part 1

I already briefly described the rough installation, but I want to add some details more. The driver can be download from this LINK, just be careful to select just linux. It will download a zip file with both 32 and 64 bit version plus an handy script that will install the driver for you system.

Then I unzipped the archive and delete the i386 packages and opened a terminal inside the unzipped folder and with this command I installed the drivers:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Afterward I juggling with the setup to install the proper PPD file which is in: /usr/share/cups/models/ip8700.ppd

For some unspecified reasons It recognized my printer as local rather than on the network and the inks levels was properly available from the system-config-printer.

Once the driver were installed I could print. I printed from GIMP and everything was fine, the settings are almost all there and, as I already written, I got also the inks levels.

Installation part 2

Then I uninstalled everything and I tried the script available, which is pretty smooth, you can run it only through CLI it requires the administration password:

./install.sh 
[sudo] password for gnuserland: 
==================================================

Canon Inkjet Printer Driver
Version 4.10
Copyright CANON INC. 2001-2014

==================================================
Command executed = sudo dpkg -iG ./packages/cnijfilter-common_4.10-1_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package cnijfilter-common.
(Reading database ... 255530 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../cnijfilter-common_4.10-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking cnijfilter-common (4.10-1) ...
Setting up cnijfilter-common (4.10-1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.29-0ubuntu2) ...
Command executed = sudo dpkg -iG ./packages/cnijfilter-ip8700series_4.10-1_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package cnijfilter-ip8700series.
(Reading database ... 255561 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../cnijfilter-ip8700series_4.10-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking cnijfilter-ip8700series (4.10-1) ...
Setting up cnijfilter-ip8700series (4.10-1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.29-0ubuntu2) ...

#=========================================================#
#  Register Printer
#=========================================================#
Next, register the printer to the computer.
Connect the printer, and then turn on the power.
To use the printer on the network, connect the printer to the network.
When the printer is ready, press the Enter key.
> 

#=========================================================#
#  Connection Method
#=========================================================#
 1) USB
 2) Network
Select the connection method.[1]2

Searching for printers...


#=========================================================#
#  Select Printer
#=========================================================#
Select the printer.
If the printer you want to use is not listed, select Update [0] to search again.
To cancel the process, enter [Q].
-----------------------------------------------------------
 0) Update
-----------------------------------------------------------
Target printers detected (MAC address  IP address)
1) Canon iP8700 series (F4-A9-97-58-6D-7C 10.0.0.23)
-----------------------------------------------------------
Currently selected:[1] Canon iP8700 series (F4-A9-97-58-6D-7C 10.0.0.23)
Enter the value. [1]1

#=========================================================#
#  Register Printer
#=========================================================#
Enter the printer name.[IP8700LAN]      
Command executed = sudo /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p IP8700LAN -P /usr/share/cups/model/canonip8700.ppd -v cnijbe://Canon/?port=net&serial=F4-A9-97-58-6D-7C -E

#=========================================================#
#  Set as Default Printer
#=========================================================#
Do you want to set this printer as the default printer?
Enter [y] for Yes or [n] for No.[y]n 

#=========================================================#
Installation has been completed.
Printer Name : IP8700LAN
Select this printer name for printing.
#=========================================================#

Everything was smooth with a giant BUT... Once you install it with this scripts it registers the printer as network printer and you can't install it anymore as local printer. Unfortunately through the network you aren't able to get the information about the inks level, and this is pretty annoying.

Hence I had to find out how to de-registers the printer and restore the previous status.

Remove the printer

That was been hard, after several hours of trials, and research on internet, eventually I found an official manual and the command to uninstall and de-register the printer:

sudo cnijfilter-ip8700series-pkgconfig.sh --uninstall

The installer was also provided with a bunch of tools: cnijnetprn cngpijmnt cngpij ; just the former works, the other two, in order: a status monitor; and a GUI driver; get stuck without any output or insight to understand why don't run properly.

The only command usable shows if the printer is available or not.

cnijnetprn --search auto
network cnijnet:/F4-A9-97-58-6D-7C "Canon iP8700 series" "Canon-iP8700-series_F4-A9-97-58-6D-7C"

As a matter of fact I removed the drivers and reinstalled cups, and I tried to recreate my first time installation.

No more local installation

I did at least 50 proofs through CUPS and system-config-printer and I was never be able to reproduce the first time installation. All the printers I created read all the features but the inks levels, and the tools you get along the drivers on POP! 19.04 don't works. Having the inks levels available is important.

I have to say that only the official PPD file displays the proper size formats for this printer, the others I tested out have a lot of sizes that don't fit for this printer.

While I am still trying to figure out how get the ink leves again, I temporarily created a virtual machine with a W10 to perform at least the regular maintenance...

Virtual Printer Server

I tried several combinations to make the Win drivers working with Wine, unfortunately software that need to interface with the kernel don't work fine with it...

Thus I decided to download windows and install it on a virtual machine (VirtManager). As a matter of fact you can download an official copy and install it even if you don't have a key product, and this is totally legal, so far it works I will use it to have access within Linux of all the functions I need for the printer maintenance.

To go more in depth about it:

  • I used a 16GB drive and installed Win10 Home N;
  • I uninstalled all the unnecessary applications;
  • disabling all the unnecessary services (even samba);
  • setup the system for best performance and for background service;
  • setup the paging file fixed at 1408:1408 MB.

So far I saw of those 16GB of storage twelve are hold by just Windows, and since the moment I will not install anything else but printer drivers, I think the virtual machine should work just fine.

Final consideration

It is a shame using a VM just to use properly a printer, I had better to remember how I setup the printer the first time... But let me say also the Gnome Shell Printer Management seems pretty useless and counter-intuitive; and I don't see the reason to have a duplicated interface which creates so much confusion while the good old system-config-printer, at least, has a reasonable interface, and eventually you have to use it anyway. Another Gnome3 mistery...

It is also a shame the utilities don't work at all. It is my first time with a Canon printer on Linux, and while I see that both HP and Epson have been having a good compatibility with the Linux kernel so far, I can't say the same for this first attempt with a Canon printer. When I did my first, absolute, test with Debian Buster still in freeze the printer was recognized easily without effort however when I tried to reinstall it on Debian testing (Bullseye) I got the same issues of Ubuntu, hence there is something that must be changed in the kernel as well in CUPS that creates these issues that prevent to get the printer fully working.

I do not discourage to buy this printer since the moment you can get several workarounds to have full control on it; and the printer can get a working PPD file even without installing the official one. The printer works, the mess is — as usual — in Gnome 3. Anyway I will continue to looking for a solution to make it working at 100%.

#PostInstallation #PopOS #Gnome3 #LinuxDesktop #OpenSource #Canon #PixmaIP8700 #Printers #pdf #gimp #svg #graphic #design #Linux #FreeSoftware #GNU

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6 Gnome Shell extensions that made me happy

Gnome Shell

I have been pretty busy in the last months and I hadn't time to work on my specifics projects but I have been using my laptop for all the ordinary things and I got really depressed... Gnome 3, Ubuntu and POP! almost drove me to format everything again and reinstall Debian.

However I said to myself “at least wait for Ubuntu 19.10” to see if the things get better, and in a moment of frustration I went to the Gnome Shell extension webpage to try to fix the Gnome behavior and making it at least better usable.

Eventually I was Lucky and I found a pool of extensions that fixed the behavior of Gnome in a way I like and feel comfortable with it.

  1. Dash to Panel is way more superior than Dash to Dock; You can enable separate behaviors for each monitors and I have a second monitor connected to the laptop.

  2. Shell Tile; this super cool extension can tile all your windows just holding ctrl, it is so cool and useful!

  3. Arc Menu; this is the menu.

  4. No Title Bar – Forked; this reminds me a plugin for the Xfce4 panel called Windowck, it doesn't work well like the Xfce4 panel plugin, but with all the options disabled is usable even if sometimes you have to restart the shell.

  5. System Monitor; I found it pretty innovative and original rather than the usual progressive bars.

  6. Multi monitors add-on; last but not least the multi monitors support that makes working everything on both monitors.

Now using Gnome/POP!/Ubuntu is surely better and comfortable however many intrinsic issues remain:

  1. Difficulty to find an extension that work with your Gnome Shell version or that is up to date.
  2. Lacking of general and predictable control setting over the extensions.
  3. Extensions may have conflicts toward each others.
  4. Lacking of proper documentation, some extensions requires additional packages and it is not always explicit.

As a matter of fact setup panels, plugins and applet on Xfce4 and KDE Plasma is easier and consistent, and things work as expected by their inner organization while on Gnome is a total mess.

#PostInstallation #PopOS #Gnome3 #GnomeShell #LinuxDesktop #OpenSource #GnomeShellExtensions

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Il ne se passe pas une seule journée, depuis plusieurs années maintenant, sans que je ne me pose la question suivante : comment puis-je avoir un impact positif, le plus important possible, sur les questions qui me préoccupent (i.e. droits des animaux, écologie, libertés numériques) ? En somme, comment puis-je être un citoyen engagé de ce monde ? Cette question s’applique tant bien à ma vie personnelle que professionnelle. Et cela est d’autant plus vrai pour celle-ci : en étant ingénieur dans un domaine qui contribue directement au réchauffement climatique (i.e. aviation) [1], il est difficile de concilier travail et convictions personnelles.

Avec ce billet, je souhaite détailler les différentes étapes d’engagement citoyen par lesquelles je suis passé, ou vers lesquelles je souhaite évoluer, au cours de mes réflexions sur l’écologie et les conséquences de l'activité humaine sur l'environnement. C’est aussi l’opportunité d’avancer sur ces mêmes questionnements pour déterminer quelle posture est la plus judicieuse à adopter.

Les personnes averties auront compris que je ne présente, ici, que mon point de vue personnelle, lié à ma situation. Peut-être que d'autres se retrouveront dans ces écrits. Tant mieux si cela peut aider. Sinon, je n’ai pas la prétention d'apporter une solution unique, d’abord, parce qu’elle n'existe pas, puis parce qu’elle doit être trouvée par chacun·e d'entre nous.

Je souhaite ajouter qu’il est impossible d’avoir une « vie parfaite » au sens d'un impact strictement positif, et vertueux, sur notre écosystème. Je précise ma pensée avec un exemple. Une personne souhaitant arrêter d’exploiter et de faire souffrir les animaux adopte un régime végétalien, voir un mode de vie végane. Cependant, les fruits, graines et légumes qu’elle mange sont issues de méthodes détruisant nécessairement un écosystème donné. Il aura fallu abattre des arbres pour cultiver ces végétaux, donc détruire l’habitat de nombreux insectes notamment. Et ceci, indépendamment du mode de culture (e.g. biologique ou conventionnel). Ce que je souhaite postuler est qu’il n’y a pas d'actions « pures » ou « impures », « bonnes » ou « mauvaises », seulement des relations de cause à effet.

Ainsi, le but, selon moi, est de réduire au maximum l’impact de nos activités humaines sur l’écosystème dans lequel nous évoluons, tout en participant à l’avènement d’une société plus juste pour le vivant (humains inclus) et solidaire.

Prise de conscience individuelle

Commençons par le plus simple, c’est-à-dire les actions qui ne dépendent que de nous. Elles sont importantes, car elles permettent de se mettre en mouvement et de passer à l'action.

Cette prise de conscience peut débuter sur n’importe quel sujet, mais il est important qu’elles conduisent à un comportement cohérent et une vision holistique des problèmes. Ainsi, n’importe qui peut commencer à vivre zéro déchet, puis, se mettre à réduire sa consommation de viande, puis repenser ses déplacements, et ainsi de suite. L’idéal étant de tout mettre en application, en même temps.

J’ai l'occasion de lire, de plus en plus il me semble, de critiques sur ces « petits gestes » car ils ne pourront pas résoudre les problèmes du changement climatique et de destruction de la biosphère à eux seuls. Oui, cela est complètement vrai. Cependant, ces « petits pas » sont nécessaires (mais pas suffisants) pour, ensuite, aller plus loin.

D’ailleurs, pour soutenir cette affirmation, il a été démontré, en France, que ces gestes individuelles pouvaient contribuer à une diminution maximale de 45 % de l'empreinte carbone [2]. Le reste étant à faire par les entreprises et l’État. La situation nécessite donc bien une action collective, majoritairement (je souligne bien que cela ne constitue pas une excuse pour ne pas commencer à agir individuellement).

Pour ma part, je pense être arrivé à un stade où je ne peux quasiment plus réduire mon empreinte écologique individuelle (à part l’avion long-courrier, mais j’y travaille). Ceci, après avoir adopté un mode de vie végane, zéro déchet, minimaliste et sans voiture.

Retrait du monde

À partir de ce moment plusieurs directions dans la démarche personnelle sont possibles. Je traite ici du choix de se retirer, à différents degrés, de la société. J’englobe dans cette catégorie les (néo-)survivalistes et autres autonomistes (i.e. produire et vivre de sa propre nourriture et énergie principalement).

Je ne souhaite pas catégoriser les attitudes et les différents points de vue en bien et en mal. Cela n’a pas de sens et ne fait que diviser les personnes souhaitant agir, à leur manière, sur les questions d'effondrement et de destruction du vivant. Chacun·e agit avec des compétences et des envies qui lui sont propres.

Donc, pour revenir à notre sujet, le retrait du monde capitaliste et de la société néolibérale, aussi attrayant qu’il puisse paraitre, ne me semble pas être le plus approprié pour améliorer les choses. Il n’aurait qu’un impact relativement limité, et très localisé.

Et particulièrement dans ma situation où je pense (par naïveté, surement), disposer d’un effet de levier non négligeable en tant qu’ingénieur dans la société actuelle. N’oublions pas que nous faisons face ici à des problèmes globaux, qui nécessitent donc des solutions globales, à des niveaux internationaux [3].

Par contre, cette posture peut être intéressante pour expérimenter un nouveau type de société, penser « l’après effondrement » et s’y préparer.

Engagement dans sa communauté

Une autre solution, suite à la prise de conscience individuelle, est d’agir au niveau local, avec d’autres personnes partageant plus ou moins les mêmes points de vue.

Commencer un jardin partagé, créer une monnaie locale ou organiser des évènements pour recoloniser son imaginaire sont autant d’actions à réaliser avec les membres de sa communauté.

Ce sont, également, le prolongement des réflexions individuelles à une échelle plus large.

L’exemple le plus emblématique de cet engagement collectif est le mouvement des villes en transition, ou Transition Network [4], initié par Rob Hopkins.

Bien sur, cela ne suffira pas à changer la direction que prend la société. Cependant, c’est une autre forme d’engagement, dans la continuité de la remise en question personnelle, qui permet de se mettre dans l’action et d’élargir son impact.

Quelques pistes de réflexions pour l'avenir

Je souhaite terminer ce billet avec mon point de vue sur la direction la plus appropriée, dans mon cas, vers laquelle évoluer.

Comme explicité précédemment, j’arrive à un stade où la remise en question individuelle ne me suffit plus. Ainsi, je souhaite transcrire cette pensée et ces changements de comportement sur le plan collectif. D’abord pour créer des liens avec les personnes qui sont proches de moi géographiquement, et, ensuite, pour pouvoir maximiser l’impact que je pourrais avoir.

Il me reste un long chemin à parcourir, et ma vision actuelle est surement naïve, mais, l’essentiel, est d’avancer (ensemble si possible).

« Vivez comme si vous deviez mourir demain, apprenez comme si vous deviez vivre toujours. » – Bouddha

Notes

[1] L’aviation contribuerait à 4,9 % de l’impact humain sur le dérèglement climatique (en prenant en compte tous les gaz à effet de serre, et pas seulement le CO2). Étant donné la difficulté de mesurer précisément cet impact, le chiffre réel pourrait être bien plus élevé. Pour plus d'information, je conseille la lecture de ce document réalisé par The Shift Project.

[2] Et ce chiffre est à relativiser, car il est valable pour un comportement « héroïque », c’est-à-dire un·e citoyen·ne qui va appliquer tous ces gestes à la fois et s’y tenir. Dans le cas contraire, pour un·e citoyen·ne moyen·ne, la diminution de l’empreinte carbone ne représenterait que 20 %. Plus d’information dans la publication réalisée par Carbone 4.

[3] Lire cette courte critique du comportement des élites et de la nécessité d’agir collectivement par Matthieu Ricard.

[4] Il existe une initiative nationale, en France. Plus d’informations sur le site de Transition France.

 
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Still About Graphic Design Applications

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I already wrote about the bigwigs but I haven't went in depth to the others packages I installed and now I would like to take some time to briefly described some of them.

But first a couple of considerations, event though almost all the GNU Graphic applications aren't polished like the proprietary ones you can integrate them with a lot of utilities (mostly by command lines) that can assist you to do almost everything is achievable with others proprietary applications. Most of the time you realize that having this tools separated by the main programs make your work faster when you need to work on bulk files at once. As I am the habit to say: there is a lot of raw power under the hood! You need only to learn how to use it.

It is a mixed-mode that is fascinating and funny, surely different, but usable. Many Desktop Environments allow to create custom actions that you can recall with your mouse and you can also create custom command on the terminal to make some repetitive operation faster. Sometimes you can even find GUI for these utilities which is pretty useful as well.


My POP! selections

bookletimposer This is a GUI as well command line tool (now CLT) to impose a pdf, useful for Printer Designer

comparepdf Other CLT to compare two PDF, always useful to have available.

converseen GUI application to convert batch of images.

displaycal GUI application to handle color calibration with Argyll CMS.

exiv2 CLT to inspect photos made by a camera, always useful to have available.

fbi CLT to display images on buffer on you terminal, always useful to have available.

gimp-gutenprint Suite to print professionally with GIMP.

gimp-ufraw Plugins to handle RAW pictures with GIMP.

gpick Color Picker, once Gnome had its own color picker called Agave :(

gsfonts-x11 Fonts package fro X11, useful in specific cases.

gv This is a postscript and pdf viewer is useful to open weird and archaic PDF.

icc-profiles ICC profiles useful for Color Management.

imagemagick The swiss-knife of the image manipulation, it can do almost everything you can or can not image. If you don't install any software that require it, you must install it manually.

libreoffice-pdfimport I do not why this is not installed by default but it works pretty well on RGB PDF.

mupdf By Artifex (Ghostscript) this is the best PDF render available on Linux, in terms of quality and velocity it displays perfectly printing PDF documents as well as very heavy documents.

mupdf-tools Tools for mupdf

pdf2svg This is useful to convert PDF that Inkscape struggles with.

pdf-arranger GUI application to arrange multiple PDF documents.

pdf-sam GUI application to arrange multiple PDF documents like PDF-Arranger.

posterazor The PosteRazor splits an image to form a multi-page PDF document.

printer-driver-cups-pdf This package creates a virtual pdf printer, and if you create a folder called cups on your home it will save all the documents in there.

pstoedit CLT utility for converting PS and PDF into others vectors files.

pstotext CLT utility to export text from a PDF.

qpdf PDF viewer with some extra functions.

trimage Useful application to compress images, it resembles the famous imageOptim for macOS, cool for Web Designer.

ttf-dejavu Nice family font to have available.

ufraw Stand-alone single raw-image editor.

uniconvertor CLT to convert and handle Corel Draw Files.

wkhtmltopdf CLT that converts HTML files on PDF documents, always useful to have available.

xournal Nice GUI application to take annotation on top of a PDF document, it saves with its own extension but you can still save in PDF loosing the ability to edit your annotation though.

xpdf X11 pdf viewer, when even mu-pdf fails it does not fail!

xsane A powerful and advanced tool for scanning images better than simple-scan.

You can install all of them with this command:

sudo apt install trimage fbi gv imagemagick mupdf mupdf-tools pdf2svg pdfarranger pstoedit wkhtmltopdf xournal xpdf icc-profiles displaycal gpick xsane exiv2 ufraw gimp-ufraw gsfonts-x11 ttf-dejavu* *uniconvertor bookletimposer comparepdf converseen libreoffice-pdfimport pdf-sam printer-driver-cups-pdf posterazor pstotext qpdf gimp-gutenprint

PDFTK

This one has been an important resource to handle PDF files, but this package has been ported to a java, if you don't mind using a java application (I actually mind it) it is useful to have it even cause there aren't alternatives, oh my...

sudo apt install pdftk-java

More information at: https://gitlab.com/pdftk-java/pdftk


Others packages available on POP! worth to try out!

lout

Lout is a document formatting system similar in style to LaTeX, i.e. it works with mark-up files – plain text files containing commands to control the formatting.

I really need to dig into it!

page-crunch

Converts PDF and PS files to new PDF and PS documents with several sheets on the same page, or with resized or rotated sheets. It also can generate a book ready to print. It acts as a graphical frontend to psutils programs, like psnup and psbook, and runs viewers such as xpdf and gv for preview once the processing is done. The GUI is made in Tcl/Tk.

It may be useful somehow...

solvespace Very interesting 2d/3d CAD program with an intuitive GUI.

pqiv

pqiv is a powerful GTK 3 based command-line image viewer with a minimal UI. It is highly customizable, can be fully controlled from scripts, and has support for various file formats including PDF, Postscript, video files and archives. It is optimized to be quick and responsive.

You never know...

svgtune

tool to generate a set of .svg files out of a single .svg file.

This is something that Inkscape already does however it may be useful.


What I won't never install

pdfmod

It does almost the same of PDFTK but it is written in mono, I don't believe I can tolerate even mono on my computer...


SVG-CLEANER

This is the bonus I left for last. This is one of the most useful and cool utility to compress .svg files. It is fast and reliable, a very powerful tool for all the Web and Digital Designers. It is one of my favorite tools.

It is available as stand alone binary for Linux, you can follow my instructions, for POP! 19.04, to create a voice on the menu!

As first instance be sure to have install p7zip you can simply try out it installing the package:

sudo apt install pz7zip-full

When you finished you can continue with the following instructions:

mkdir Bin
cd Bin
mkdir svg-cleaner
cd svg-cleaner
wget https://github.com/RazrFalcon/svgcleaner-gui/releases/download/v0.9.5/svgcleaner_linux_x86_64_0.9.5.tar.gz
tar zxvf svgcleaner_linux_x86_64_0.9.5.tar.gz
rm 7za
ln -s /usr/lib/p7zip/7za ~/Bin/svg-cleaner/
ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libssl.so.1.1 ~/Bin/svg-cleaner/lib/
rm svgcleaner_linux_x86_64_0.9.5.tar.gz

Now you can test if it works with: (you must still be inside ~/Bin/svg-cleaner/):

./svgcleaner-gui

If you don't get any weird output you are fine and you need just to create a .desktop file ad hoc for this application!

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/svgcleaner.desktop

And past this into it and save!

[Desktop Entry]
Name=SVG-Cleaner
Comment=A GUI for SVG-Cleaner; SVG-Cleaner helps you clean up your SVG files, keeping them free from unnecessary data.
Terminal=false
Icon=applications-graphics
Type=Application
Exec=/home/[YOUR-USER]/Bin/svg-cleaner/svgcleaner-gui
Path=/home/[YOUR-USER]/Bin/svg-cleaner/
Categories=Qt;Graphics;
StartupNotify=true

Just be sure to replace [YOUR-USER] with the name of your real user, based on your actual installation you may need this library as well: libqt5widgets5.

You can install it from the terminal:

sudo apt install libqt5widgets5

That's all!

#PostInstallation #PopOS #Gnome3 #LinuxDesktop #OpenSource #desktop-publishing #pdf #gimp #svg #graphic #design #Linux #FreeSoftware #GNU

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Show Desktop

#GNOME was started in 1999, and twenty years later (today is Sunday, July 28 2019), the best it has been able to achieve is to get rid of the show desktop button or function.

Of course, the brilliant idea behind Gnome3 was: if I eliminate the desktop area I don't need the show the desktop icons either, as well as minimize and maximize the windows. As a matter of fact the main philosophy behind Gnome3 is fixing things simply deleting everything is not conforming with their plans, as I said: BRILLIANT.

However as I told in others post the Gnome approach is fine for whom works for activities (whatever it is actually means) rather than for tasks, the way the old Gnome 2.x used to work before the introduction of Gnome-Shell. Which is the result?

The result is that does not exist a default plugin/extension to show the desktop for any panels available on Gnome-Shell anymore (unless you don't use perhaps classic or fallback, if those still exist); and since the moment the superior minds behind Gnome3 decided that us, simple peasants, do not understand nothing, twenty years later the first Gnome debuts, showing the desktop has became a silly thing. You had better to got that otherwise you are just a peasant.

However sometimes, if not even often, peasants preserve that popular wisdom able to solve also modern and unforeseen problem, like the lacking of a Show Desktop Button in a modern Desktop Environment. As a matter of fact a generous person donated, many years ago, to the community an utility (something that through the POP Store 🤦‍♂️ you'll never find) called WMCTRL able to handle some Desktop tasks:

The wmctrl program is a UNIX/Linux command line tool to interact with an EWMH/NetWM compatible X Window Manager.

And the good news is: it works even with Gnome-Shell (so far).

What is this about?

wmctrl is a command-line utility able to do a lot operations with the windows and your desktop area, also to minimize and maximize all the windows at once for a specific desktop area; we are going to use a command that does exactly this: minimize and maximize the windows in order to show your desktop and the icons (this extension is enable by default on Ubuntu as well as on POP!_OS). back to that time I used to have it as an executable script but I found a better version and the good thing is with this command you don't need anymore an executable script and a .desktop file but just the latter, that you have to save in: ~/.local/share/applications/.

The command is the following one:

bash -c "if wmctrl -m | grep 'mode: ON'; then exec wmctrl -k off; else exec wmctrl -k on; fi"

Pretty neat; and when you create a .desktop file it will create a launcher in the “activity/applications” that we can add to the favorite, assuming that you are using dash-to-dock like me, and having the dock always visible like this:

Show Desktop ButtonThe Show Desktop Button is above the Firefox icon

What have I to do?

  1. Installing WMCTRL through terminal:

    sudo apt install wmctrl
    
  2. Creating the .desktop file, copy this command:

    gedit ~/.local/share/applications/show-desktop.desktop
    

    press ALT+F2 past the command and press enter.

  3. Copy the text below inside the Text Editor and when finished save and exit:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Show Desktop
    Comment=Show the desktop
    Exec=bash -c "if wmctrl -m | grep 'mode: ON'; then exec wmctrl -k off; else exec wmctrl -k on; fi"
    # Translators: Do NOT translate or transliterate this text (this is an icon file name)!
    Icon=desktop-panel
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    StartupNotify=true
    Categories=GNOME;GTK;System;Utility;
    
  4. Go to the applications and adding the Show Desktop to the favorite.

Does it work good?

Yes it works, however it is not perfect; it really doesn't play nicely with Gnome-Shell and every time you use it a wheel is spinning and Gnome-Shell is eating the CPU for a bunch of seconds:

  PID [...]  PR  NI    VIRT    RES    SHR S  %CPU  %MEM     TIME+ COMMAND                                                                          
 2297 [...]  -2   0 3326992 400152 102612 S  46.2   2.4   3:13.17 gnome-shell

Beside this, the advantages are:

  1. won't break like the extensions do;
  2. no animations.
  3. it works for all your monitors while extensions works only on the main panel which lies on the main monitor.

Especially the latter pushed me to adopt it instead of an extension.

Don't you promise to be constructive?

Yep, I actually promised to be constructive however I can't ignore some issues that are constantly repeated in Gnome-Shell because is arguable design and philosophy:

  1. Extensions are often broken, I found several extensions and the only one working (through a manual fix) had a big and annoying issue: it works only on the main panel.

  2. Extensions are created by people with very few knowledge and are prone to be constantly buggy and unpolished.

For example the Show Desktop Extension I tested (the only one working, so far) in order to work needs a small hack, but the most interesting part for me is this author comment:

I found an extension that does exactly what I want, but it was quite old. I tried to update it a little bit and make it work. I'm still learning how to make extensions, so all the credits go to the original author and his collaborators.

All the extensions I tested and I am using are suffering the same, you see that aren't organic and well integrated with Gnome-Shell, is this an achievement? I think not because you can see all the effort that the other DEs are putting to provide for any type of users the basic and advance functions, while Gnome really has, for me, true difficult to reach at least the basic functions, for we simple peasants.

The Gnome team has threw on the garbage a Desktop Environment almost perfect to make us the pleasure to offering to us a new one that does the halves of the thing the previous used to do. And with the velocity it is constantly breaking API/ABI you will never have working, polished, bug-free extensions unless a Gnome-Dev decides to dirt his/her hands on this, which is pretty unrealistic.

The more I am using Gnome3/POP!_OS the more I am regretting my choice; the only reason why I am not going to give up is because, beside KDE which I have never fall in love with it, there aren't other alternative to XFCE good enough for me. MATE is the bleached copy of Gnome 2.x, Pantheon is not designed to be customized, Budgie is cool but still immature and Cinnamon never impressed me. The sum of all the our I have spent to make Gnome 3 usable (for me) plus the hours that all the guys put into creating the extensions (working and broken) to make it a decent desktop environment are the evidence of the total disaster the Gnome 3 has been for the community.

#PostInstallation #PopOS #Gnome3 #LinuxDesktop #OpenSource #Docky #Linux #System76 #Ubuntu #ShowDesktop #GnomeShellExtensions #LinuxDesktopTuning

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The mysterious case of Tracker...

Some of days ago I found a post on #Diaspora with this article:

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/07/how-to-completely-disable-tracker.html

And I am suddenly remembered about Tracker; It was by Gnome 2.6 that I don't uninstall an indexer on my computer... At that time there was an epic challenge between #Tracker and #Beagle to decide which was the crappiest, I suppose that Tracker won.

BeagleBeagle was made in Mono...

But I had totally forgot about them, as a matter of fact #Xfce4 on #Debian is distributed totally unbloated (not sure about #Xubuntu) so you don't to worry about that.

Trackers on #Gnu were born because OS X (today macOS) indexing system and Google Desktop, the latter is dead like happens at 98% of Gugl project while the former still continues to lurk inside any Apple operative systems. No one needs a file indexer on his/her computer in the way those are shaped, and we are again at the same stupid point... You encrypted your disk and later you indexing everything, it is not really coherent. I mean, if you decide to keep your data safe you must be consistent across all the status of your computer, indexing files is a generous help you are doing to anyone can access to your computer when it is fully accessible and you aren't there. Just think about it.

You may want tracking some special folders for you, that would be smarter, there are (or were) application available for that and probably also Tracker does it, and you may change the behavior on the setting but I am not really sure those changes will work; as a matter of by default it wants indexing all your system.

From that article I learned that eventually the performance issues have been fixed (probably 10 years later... 🤦‍♂️) but it has been also tied on Gnome3. The unknown reason about that. can only lead to think that was not for a good reason.


Before to continue

Blocking Tracker may break some application you use or you think you are going to use. Since the moment my default environment has been #XFCE4 I am not planning to replace my usual application with the Gnome ones hence I don't care about collateral effect however blocking Tracker may cause instability to the following packages:

apt-cache rdepends tracker
tracker
Reverse Depends:
  tracker-extract
  nautilus
  vanilla-gnome-desktop
  rygel-tracker
  netatalk
  kylin-burner
  gnome-photos
  gnome-music
  gnome-games-app
  gnome-documents
  gnome-core
  gnome-boxes
  gnome-books
  brasero
  bijiben
  tracker-miner-fs
  tracker-extract

Probably all the gnome-* packages require tracker to work properly.


Tracker is an Indexer

By default Tracker is handled by .desktop as you can read from the manual:

DESCRIPTION
tracker-miner-fs  is  not  supposed  to  be run by the user since it is started by its .desktop file when the user logs  in.  It  can  also  be started manually of course for debugging purposes. You can not run more than one instance of this at the same time.

and are stored in /etc/xdg/autostart/:

ls -l /etc/xdg/autostart/ | grep tracker
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  522 Feb 23 12:15 tracker-extract.desktop
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  535 Feb 23 12:15 tracker-miner-apps.desktop
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  530 Feb 23 12:15 tracker-miner-fs.desktop
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  600 Apr 12 11:20 tracker-store.desktop

However in the article it suggested to mask these services but when I looked to find them I didn't find those services:

$ systemctl list-units | grep tracker
$ 

Nothing!

This led me to discuss with the guy behind the article arguing the (s)he was just copying and pasting without testing those commands, actually I was wrong and I'll explain later, hence I just modified those .desktop file directly on my home.

You have to copy those files in ~/.config/autostart/ and change true in false

X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=false

However this method has a limit, you can't get rid off the component tracker-store which is extremely resilient, I have even modified and removed the tracker-store.desktop on /etc/xdg/autostart/ but it has continued to be active no matter what!

Doing that you have this result:

$ ps ax | grep tracker
10225 ?        Ssl    0:00 /usr/lib/tracker/tracker-store

$ tracker status 
Currently indexed: 0 files, 0 folders
Remaining space on database partition: 364.3 GB (74.90%)
All data miners are idle, indexing complete

What is it this tracker-store?

DESCRIPTION
tracker-store  provides  both  a  powerful database daemon which allows clients to query or update their  data  using  the  highly  descriptive SPARQL language. tracker-store  does  not do any file crawling or any mining of data it‐self, instead other processes do that while tracker-store serves  as  a daemon  waiting for such requests from application miners like tracker-miner-fs.

It seems harmless and it didn't indexing any files however at this point I want completely stop it! Why?

Because it is supposed that you can disable or manage it trough the settings panel:

Gnome SettingsGnome Settings

Or manage it trough dconf-editor: Dconf-EditorDconf-Editor

But unfortunately the system is insensitive to these settings hence you have a lot of cool switches that actually are useless (until someone comes out to notice me that I was wrong, which has its high probability).

Don't put stuff that don't work

About this point we have to come back at the main discourse. Tracker has been dormant for a long time for performance issue. You (probably Ubuntu) woke up it for unclear reason and eventually you can't handle it through GUI because it is simply insensitive to these switches.

Indexing the computer is something addressed to the newbies, just them are interested in those things. I am pretty sure that power users prefer using others solutions especially the ones that do not impact on system performances. I don't want anything indexed for security reason, for privacy and for performance. I prefer keeping my file organized in a rational way that you can easily find what you need and for quick search I use locate | grep something.

Always systemd

Systemd took is revenge against me! I am one that was against systemd since the beginning, I am still against it but this time it made me do an epic fail... 🤦‍♂️

Oh man... 🤦‍♂️

On that article we have this solution:

systemctl --user mask tracker-store.service tracker-miner-fs.service tracker-miner-rss.service tracker-extract.service tracker-miner-apps.service tracker-writeback.service

I didn't even read carefully: > You can mask the Tracker systemd services to completely disable it for your current user using this command [...]

Now I discovered that you can activate, deactivate and even masked service that aren't activated yet per user!

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd/User

In fact the firs time I didn't notice:

systemctl --user mask [...]

The --user makes totally the difference. With this command I can masked all the Tracker services per user (without administrative powers) and stop it definitively!

systemctl --user mask tracker-store.service tracker-miner-fs.service tracker-miner-rss.service tracker-extract.service tracker-miner-apps.service tracker-writeback.service
Unit tracker-miner-rss.service does not exist, proceeding anyway.
Created symlink /home/USER/.config/systemd/user/tracker-store.service → /dev/null.
Created symlink /home/USER/.config/systemd/user/tracker-miner-fs.service → /dev/null.
Created symlink /home/USER/.config/systemd/user/tracker-miner-rss.service → /dev/null.
Created symlink /home/USER/.config/systemd/user/tracker-extract.service → /dev/null.
Created symlink /home/USER/.config/systemd/user/tracker-miner-apps.service → /dev/null.
Created symlink /home/USER/.config/systemd/user/tracker-writeback.service → /dev/null.

This makes me even more frustrated: I have unfairly discussed because my ignorance, and because this is actually pretty cool indeed!

This is the list of the services that you can handle per user:

ls  /usr/lib/systemd/user/
at-spi-dbus-bus.service
basic.target
bluetooth.target
colord-session.service
dbus-org.bluez.obex.service
dbus.service
dbus.socket
default.target
dirmngr.service
dirmngr.socket
evolution-addressbook-factory.service
evolution-calendar-factory.service
evolution-source-registry.service
evolution-user-prompter.service
exit.target
flatpak-portal.service
flatpak-session-helper.service
glib-pacrunner.service
gnome-keyring.service
gnome-keyring-ssh.service
gnome-session.service
gnome-shell.service
gnome-shell-wayland.target
gnome-shell-x11.target
gnome-terminal-server.service
gpg-agent-browser.socket
gpg-agent-extra.socket
gpg-agent.service
gpg-agent.socket
gpg-agent-ssh.socket
graphical-session-pre.target
graphical-session-pre.target.wants
graphical-session.target
gvfs-afc-volume-monitor.service
gvfs-daemon.service
gvfs-goa-volume-monitor.service
gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor.service
gvfs-metadata.service
gvfs-mtp-volume-monitor.service
gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor.service
im-config.service
obex.service
org.gnome.Evince.service
paths.target
printer.target
pulseaudio.service
pulseaudio.socket
session-migration.service
shutdown.target
smartcard.target
sockets.target
sockets.target.wants
sound.target
ssh-agent.service
system76-driver-backlight.service
systemd-exit.service
systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service
systemd-tmpfiles-clean.timer
systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
timers.target
tracker-extract.service
tracker-miner-apps.service
tracker-miner-fs.service
tracker-store.service
tracker-writeback.service
vino-server.service
xdg-desktop-portal-gtk.service
xdg-desktop-portal.service
xdg-document-portal.service
xdg-permission-store.service

Stop Tracker once and forever

Actually Tracker was been stopped forever with this command already posted:

systemctl --user mask tracker-store.service tracker-miner-fs.service tracker-miner-rss.service tracker-extract.service tracker-miner-apps.service tracker-writeback.service

Let me show again what happened when I just operated on the .desktop files:

$ ps ax | grep tracker
10225 ?        Ssl    0:00 /usr/lib/tracker/tracker-store
tracker status
Currently indexed: 0 files, 0 folders
Remaining space on database partition: 364.3 GB (74.90%)
All data miners are idle, indexing complete
$ du -h .cache/tracker/
3.9M	.cache/tracker/

Somehow tracker-store is still active. To make my changes active I have to relaunch the session but before I will erase the .desktop files I modified and I will clean up the .cache:

rm  .config/autostart/tracker-* && rm -r  .cache/tracker/

Tracker annihilated

That works actually pretty good indeed, just check by yourself:

$ ps ax | grep tracker
13565 pts/0    S+     0:00 grep --color=auto tracker

$ tracker status
Could not establish a connection to Tracker: Failed to load SPARQL backend: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.systemd1.UnitMasked: Unit tracker-store.service is masked.

$ du -h .cache/tracker/
du: cannot access '.cache/tracker/': No such file or directory 

This got rid also of tracker-store!

🍺

#PostInstallation #PopOS #Gnome3 #LinuxDesktop #OpenSource #Tracker #Linux #System76 #Ubuntu #systemd

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