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Midnight Commander starts from menu

December 06, 2012 — BarryK
I reported in an earlier blog post that Midnight Commander would not start from the JWM menu in Precise Puppy:

The error was:
Cannot get terminal settings: Inappropriate ioctl for device (25)

I hunted around, found this Russian site, which I couldn't read but it gave me the hint for a solution:

If I change /usr/share/applications/mc.desktp to have this:
Exec=TERM=xterm mc

Then mc works from the JWM menu.

So, I have put a hack into /usr/local/petget/ Woof commit:


Test post
Username: puppymike2
'puppymike2' has registered. First post from 'puppymike2': [i]Hi Barry I reported a problem on the "Slacko-5.4 feedback and bug reports" forum thread and the same problem exists with Precise Puppy 5.4.2. Essentially I think the code [code]/proc/fs/cifs/LinuxExtensionsEnabled[/code] which I think is in your version of pNethood at my suggestion sometime ago (as commented in the pNethood code) which worked in Puppy 4.3.1 and Slacko-5.3.1 for accessing my LANDisks now causes a big crash and system halt. I think this because I installed pNethood 0.65(downloaded from the forum)in Slacko-5.4 which resulted in no crash but would not show to my shares so added the code above and on trying to show my shares an instant crash. So have rolled back to Puppy 4.3.1 and Slacko-5.3.1(as they both work fine for me)[/i]

serif and sans-serif
Username: rodin.s
"Barry, I have a question about serif and sans-serif in default Seamonkey. It seems they are the same but should be different for proper display of the web-page. It is well seen [url=]here[/url] In Slacko with Opera these fonts are different.

muCommander in PPM
Username: GCMartin
"Thanks @Barry You may/mayy-not know of a PET contribution by Pemasu of an "X-friendly" version of Midnight Commander named muCOMMANDER. This friendliness makes the same functionality presented in the same approach such that users may find it easier to work with the file management subsystem tools included and used. I have found it of extreme value for comparing and managing folders within the system. This may be a tool to set along side in PPM. Here to help

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