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Offline hobophil

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The Tiny Core logo disappeared from my desktop wallpaper. I checked through the control panel, and the check box is checked to display it. Toggling on and off does not do anything. I tried changing the wallpaper color and so forth and it still does not come back. Also, I am not able to set a background image either. Images are saved in the correct folder and the filenames show up in the wallpaper control panel GUI, but when a file is selected, the wallpaper turns black. I tried large and small images. Changing the settings and rebooting does not fix it either.

Only possible cause I can think is, I installed the GTK3 extension "onboot." I think the problems started after that. I removed the extension but the problem is still present. I also installed a .ttf emoji font, but I don't think that caused it (?). Can't get emojis to display either, but that seems to be separate issue? I also installed Opera, not sure if that was before the issue or after.

Extensions I have installed are nano, VLC2, alsamixer, Chromium, usbmuxd, and their dependencies. Maybe some others too, but I am away from my computer right now so not sure.

Can anyone please advise on how to fix this? Thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 08:39:29 AM by hobophil »

aus9

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Re: Tiny Core logo disappeared from desktop and cannot set wallpaper image
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 06:04:39 PM »
Hi

until you get a better reply as I am on 64 bit please post the output of these commands

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cat .xsession

cat .setbackground

What window manager are you on?

below is what 64 bit might see if they are using a certain graphics card and Xorg

the background output is the default

tc@box:~$ cat .xsession
/usr/local/bin/Xorg -nolisten tcp &
export XPID=$!
waitforX || ! echo failed in waitforX || exit
"$DESKTOP" 2>/tmp/wm_errors &
export WM_PID=$!
[ -x $HOME/.setbackground ] && $HOME/.setbackground
[ -x $HOME/.mouse_config ] && $HOME/.mouse_config &
[ $(which "$ICONS".sh) ] && ${ICONS}.sh &
[ -d "$HOME/.X.d" ] && find "$HOME/.X.d" -type f -print | while read F; do . "$F"; done


tc@box:~$ cat .setbackground
#!/bin/sh
hsetroot -add "#0E5CA8" -add "#87C6C9" -gradient 0 -center /usr/local/share/pixmaps/logo.png
tc@box:~$

« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 06:08:05 PM by aus9 »

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Re: Tiny Core logo disappeared from desktop and cannot set wallpaper image
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 09:00:01 PM »
Thanks aus9,

I am on the default window manager. Here is the output:

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tc@box:~$ cat .xsession
Xvesa -br -screen 1024x768x32 -shadow -2button -mouse /dev/input/mice,5 -nolisten tcp -I >/dev/null 2>&1 &
export XPID=$!
waitforX || ! echo failed in waitforX || exit
"$DESKTOP" 2>/tmp/wm_errors &
export WM_PID=$!
[ -x $HOME/.setbackground ] && $HOME/.setbackground
[ -x $HOME/.mouse_config ] && $HOME/.mouse_config &
[ $(which "$ICONS".sh) ] && ${ICONS}.sh &
[ -d "$HOME/.X.d" ] && find "$HOME/.X.d" -type f -print | while read F; do . "$F"; done

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tc@box:~$ cat .setbackground
#!/bin/sh
hsetroot -solid "#439537"
[ $(which wbar.sh) ] && wbar.shtc@box:~$

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Re: Tiny Core logo disappeared from desktop and cannot set wallpaper image
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 09:05:08 PM »
This is what is actually in my .setbackground when opened with nano:

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#!/bin/sh
hsetroot -solid "#439537" -center /usr/local/share/pixmaps/logo.png
[ $(which wbar.sh) ] && wbar.sh

Which is weird because it has the logo.png inside, but the cat output did not.

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Re: Tiny Core logo disappeared from desktop and cannot set wallpaper image
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 10:09:21 PM »
Hi hobophil
Which is weird because it has the logo.png inside, but the cat output did not.
I don't have an explanation for that, but you are missing a carriage return on the wbar line.

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Re: Tiny Core logo disappeared from desktop and cannot set wallpaper image
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 10:35:17 PM »
Well, I'm not sure what happened, but I'm about to reinstall it to start from scratch. I'll try turning persistence off to prevent me from messing things up again, until I get used to TC. Noob here. Thanks to those who replied.

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Re: Tiny Core logo disappeared from desktop and cannot set wallpaper image
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 07:28:22 AM »
After reformatting the hard drive and reinstalling Core Plus from CD, it happened again. This was after updating extensions, and then putting VLC2, Chromium, and usbmuxd Ondemand, and rebooting. (I may have run Xsetup before rebooting, but I don't think so) Then the logo wasnt there. After that, I reinstalled Core Plus without reformatting the hard drive, and the logo came back.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2018, 07:40:05 AM by hobophil »

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Re: Tiny Core logo disappeared from desktop and cannot set wallpaper image
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 01:32:19 PM »
Hi hobophil
This is what is actually in my .setbackground when opened with nano:

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#!/bin/sh
hsetroot -solid "#439537" -center /usr/local/share/pixmaps/logo.png
[ $(which wbar.sh) ] && wbar.sh

Which is weird because it has the logo.png inside, but the cat output did not.
Enter the following command and post the result:
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hexdump -C .setbackground

aus9

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Re: Tiny Core logo disappeared from desktop and cannot set wallpaper image
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2018, 05:58:41 PM »
Hi

I am not sure if the OP has not resolved this issue...but one suggestion springs to mind is maybe he had a file in his backup.....the mydata.tgz file and so it got restored over writing his attempted changes

FWIW under /opt is the file that you can use to add or remove files to be backed up called
.filetool.lst

and your actual backup is under /mnt/<some-partition>/tce/mydata.tgz

to view the current contents of mydata.tgz you can either use the control panel or mc running in a terminal.

maybe you could post the contents of your current backup file?

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cat /opt/.filetool.lst
cat /opt/.xfiletool.lst

The top file is for files to be added to backup
the bottom file is for files to be excluded from backup

#############################

I have a fully persistent home so for me home is not listed in that file.
That means I have to do my own spring cleaning especially any web browser cache.

So if I was forecast a possible reason for the issue repeating it might be because you have

home named somewhere in your .filetool.lst without an exclusion named in
/opt/.xfiletool.lst of .setbackground ?

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Re: Tiny Core logo disappeared from desktop and cannot set wallpaper image
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2018, 10:02:48 PM »
Hi hobophil
This is what is actually in my .setbackground when opened with nano:

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#!/bin/sh
hsetroot -solid "#439537" -center /usr/local/share/pixmaps/logo.png
[ $(which wbar.sh) ] && wbar.sh

Which is weird because it has the logo.png inside, but the cat output did not.
Enter the following command and post the result:
Code: [Select]
hexdump -C .setbackground

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00000000  23 21 2f 62 69 6e 2f 73  68 0a 68 73 65 74 72 6f  |#!/bin/sh.hsetro|
00000010  6f 74 20 2d 66 75 6c 6c  20 2f 6f 70 74 2f 62 61  |ot -full /opt/ba|
00000020  63 6b 67 72 6f 75 6e 64  73 2f 48 61 73 68 69 6b  |ckgrounds/Hashik|
00000030  61 6e 2e 6a 70 67 0a 5b  20 24 28 77 68 69 63 68  |an.jpg.[ $(which|
00000040  20 77 62 61 72 2e 73 68  29 20 5d 20 26 26 20 77  | wbar.sh) ] && w|
00000050  62 61 72 2e 73 68                                 |bar.sh|
00000056

It doesn't come out formatted right when posting in the forum.

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Re: Tiny Core logo disappeared from desktop and cannot set wallpaper image
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2018, 10:06:31 PM »


maybe you could post the contents of your current backup file?

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cat /opt/.filetool.lst
cat /opt/.xfiletool.lst

The top file is for files to be added to backup
the bottom file is for files to be excluded from backup

#############################

I have a fully persistent home so for me home is not listed in that file.
That means I have to do my own spring cleaning especially any web browser cache.

So if I was forecast a possible reason for the issue repeating it might be because you have

home named somewhere in your .filetool.lst without an exclusion named in
/opt/.xfiletool.lst of .setbackground ?

tc@box:~$ cat /opt/.filetool.lst
opt
home
opt/eth1.sh

tc@box:~$ cat /opt/.xfiletool.lst
Cache
cache
.cache
XUL.mfasl
XPC.mfasl
mnt
.adobe/Flash_Player/AssetCache
.macromedia/Flash_Player
.opera/opcache
.opera/cache4
.Xauthority
.wmx

I can now say that the problem happens after I update these extensions in the App GUI:

-rw-rw-r--    1 tc       staff           24 Aug 10 22:13 wbar.tcz.dep
-rw-rw-r--    1 tc       staff           43 Aug 10 22:13 wbar.tcz.md5.txt
-rw-rw-r--    1 tc       staff           24 Aug 10 22:13 libxcb.tcz.dep
-rw-rw-r--    1 tc       staff           45 Aug 10 22:13 libxcb.tcz.md5.txt
-rw-rw-r--    1 tc       staff           11 Aug 10 22:13 libX11.tcz.dep
-rw-rw-r--    1 tc       staff           45 Aug 10 22:13 libX11.tcz.md5.txt
-rw-rw-r--    1 tc       staff           56 Aug 10 22:13 imlib2.tcz.dep
-rw-rw-r--    1 tc       staff           45 Aug 10 22:13 imlib2.tcz.md5.txt
-rw-rw-r--    1 tc       staff           11 Aug 10 22:13 imlib2-bin.tcz.dep
-rw-rw-r--    1 tc       staff           49 Aug 10 22:13 imlib2-bin.tcz.md5.txt
-rw-rw-r--    1 tc       staff           24 Aug 10 22:13 Xvesa.tcz.dep
-rw-rw-r--    1 tc       staff           44 Aug 10 22:13 Xvesa.tcz.md5.txt
-rw-rw-r--    1 tc       staff           38 Aug 10 22:13 Xprogs.tcz.dep
-rw-rw-r--    1 tc       staff           45 Aug 10 22:13 Xprogs.tcz.md5.txt
-rw-rw-r--    1 tc       staff           22 Aug 10 22:13 Xlibs.tcz.dep
-rw-rw-r--    1 tc       staff           44 Aug 10 22:13 Xlibs.tcz.md5.txt
« Last Edit: August 10, 2018, 10:23:24 PM by hobophil »

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Re: Tiny Core logo disappeared from desktop and cannot set wallpaper image
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2018, 10:37:23 PM »
hexdump changed after updating the above apps.

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tc@box:~$ hexdump -C .setbackground
00000000  23 21 2f 62 69 6e 2f 73  68 0a 68 73 65 74 72 6f  |#!/bin/sh.hsetro|
00000010  6f 74 20 2d 61 64 64 20  22 23 30 45 35 43 41 38  |ot -add "#0E5CA8|
00000020  22 20 2d 61 64 64 20 22  23 38 37 43 36 43 39 22  |" -add "#87C6C9"|
00000030  20 2d 67 72 61 64 69 65  6e 74 20 30 20 2d 63 65  | -gradient 0 -ce|
00000040  6e 74 65 72 20 2f 75 73  72 2f 6c 6f 63 61 6c 2f  |nter /usr/local/|
00000050  73 68 61 72 65 2f 70 69  78 6d 61 70 73 2f 6c 6f  |share/pixmaps/lo|
00000060  67 6f 2e 70 6e 67 0a                              |go.png.|
00000067

Also, I know when the showapps bootcode is used, it complains about an error with X11.

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ln: /usr/share/X11/locale  No such file or directory

Sounds like the error is caused by the X-related extensions being updated as noted above. There is no /usr/share/X11/locale on the system. But there is a /usr/local/share/X11/locale.

    [EDIT]: Added code tags.  Rich
« Last Edit: August 12, 2018, 09:32:51 AM by Rich »

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Re: Tiny Core logo disappeared from desktop and cannot set wallpaper image
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2018, 05:21:38 AM »
I will leave it to others to comment on your hex stuff but lets re-look at
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tc@box:~$ cat /opt/.filetool.lst
opt
home
opt/eth1.sh

You do realize that your back up is the entire home dir except for files named in the xfiletool.lst?

and do you realize that you have a redundancy IMHO in naming
opt dir and then also naming opt and a file in that dir.

If you do not wish to have opt as fully persistent....can I suggest you at least remove
opt/eth1.sh.

2) and because you have entire home in backup (except those files named in your exclusion file) then mydata.tgz contains a backup of both your
.xsession file and .setbackground file

If you swap from vesa to framebuffer to xorg etc....I suggest you consider not saving xsession file to your backup.

3) Are you aware that those 2 files if not found....are created by the TC boot up scripts.

Its easy to prove this, if interested.
Without scaring you about using the shutdown script....delete your current .xsession file
after looking at its timestamp such as with
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ls -al .xsession
rm -rf .xsession
exittc

Use exittc to reboot which backs up your current home but won't find the xsession file, so it will be created by TC scripts

assuming I have not mucked you about...on reboot you can check that your new xsession file has a later timestamp.   

I should have mentioned that the core PDF and wiki mention various layers of persistence.
They might help you in that

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Re: Tiny Core logo disappeared from desktop and cannot set wallpaper image
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2018, 12:37:25 AM »
aus9,

Thanks for the reply.

1) Thanks for the explanation regarding xfiletool and filetool. As for the redundancy, I see what you are saying, but I did not edit the file directly (e.g. using Vi or nano). I can only assume stuff I am doing with the OS resulted in that.

2)
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If you swap from vesa to framebuffer to xorg etc....I suggest you consider not saving xsession file to your backup.
I will have to look into what that means. I never intended to swap anything. Right now I am just trying to use vanilla Core Plus with no persistence. I have norestore as a boot code.

3) I will have to look into this, like I said I am trying to use no persistence. Bottom line, I'm still confused why the no logo error persists.

aus9

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Re: Tiny Core logo disappeared from desktop and cannot set wallpaper image
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2018, 06:54:37 AM »
well in Linux we like the idea of free choice...but only if that is an informed decision.
Maybe you could explain what you think you need to achieve with a norestore boot code?
I am not saying its wrong...please understand that....but it might change how we approach your current issue. See?

Let me try and explain the little I know on how things work on 64 bit without repeating the PDF, wiki or core concepts.

1) If a member has a boot code of "norestore" then /etc/init.d/tc-config will recognise that boot code and not action another script called
/etc/init.d/tc-restore.sh
and that last script attempts to unpack your mydata.tgz and place certain files into certain areas including over-writing possilbe system files

2) the net effect of norestore IMHO is start afresh....start with a clean slate....etc
That does not suit me...but that is my choice.

3) Can you be more verbose or explicit on whether you are attempting to have no persistent home, no persistent TCEDIR and where applicable,
no persistent opt dir.

For me, as a crude example....the unpacking of mydata....takes time....and the repacking of mydata on shutdown or reboot takes time.
so I have no home, no opt nor tce packages in mydata.....to speed that bit up.
That means, for me, if I make a mistake in any file under /opt or /home or /mnt/<partition-number>/tce (the TCEDIR) I may have troubles.

4)  So if you like no persistence....as you booting with norestore....IMHO your Original Post where you thought you made gtk3 onboot and other stuff....they should not have persisted....and you will be forced to download and load them each and every boot.

And TC has invented Ondemand....which might be what you are looking for?

but as time goes on....why not have a tce dir as a persistent dir to save those downloads?

is that clearer?