Crunchbang on x200s

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Through a few very lucky coincidences I received a Thinkpad x200s a few days ago and set it up with Crunchbang which must have been the most straightforward os-installation ever. Two Three Four things though:

Rawtherapee

A slightly outdated version is in debian’s repositories, but if you want a newer one, go to »Kbyte’s Hideout«. Download .deb package and dpkg -i rawtherapee_<xxx>.deb

If there are unsolved dependencies: apt-get install -f and then  dpkg -i rawtherapee_<xxx>.deb

Picasa

Well.

It still is the most straightforward programme I know for editing, simple retouches and exporting smaller sizes. I’m not happy with wine, I’m not happy with a google tool, but I cannot and cannot find an alternative (see here). Hence:

before following the webupd8 tutorial I needed
apt-get install libwine-cms:i386
After installation, use
cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Google/Picasa3 && wine Picasa3.exe
to launch it.

If you would then create a script called »picasa« somewhere, say in ~/scripts containing the following:

#!/bin/bash

cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Google/Picasa3 &amp;&amp; wine Picasa3.exe

exit 0

Picasa can then be launched from command-line with a simple »picasa« after a final
sudo ln -s ~/scripts/picasa /usr/bin/picasa

Clock

To change the format from Hour:Minute open ~/.config/tint2/tint2rc and consult strftime-man to change to your liking.

Change Key Bindings

Keyboard shortcuts can be changed in ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml

After saving, go to Openbox menu > Preferences > Openbox Config > Reconfigure. (Thanks, MysteryMember)

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