March 29, 2014

Transparent Elementary Theme

Just a modified elementary theme adding transparency to Wingpanel, it's indicators and Slingshot.

Open a terminal and add the following ppa ( Personal Package Archive ) :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yunnxx/elementary
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install elementary-transparent-theme

Go to System Settings > Tweaks > Appearance and change Window Decoration Theme and Interface Theme to transparent.

For installing Tweaks see my former post....

Log out and in again....

March 7, 2014

Tweaks And Super-wingpanel

Newcomers to elementary OS : since the website elementaryupdate seems to be dead I thought it would be wise to write a post about adding Tweaks to System Settings and replacing Wingpanel with Super-wingpanel.

With elementary Tweaks, you can change themes, fonts, configure advanced Plank options, tweak animation timings, configure Files and Slingshot. It is written as a plug and therefor integrates into Switchboard ( System Settings ).

First of all we need to add the Elementary Update PPA to our software sources. Open a terminal and type :

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:versable/elementary-update
sudo apt-get update

Then install elementary Tweaks:
sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks

Applications > System Settings > Tweaks

Install Superwingpanel :
sudo apt-get install super-wingpanel

Applications > System Settings > Tweaks > check Super Wingpanel

Log out and in again....

Slim mode :

March 3, 2014

Dpkg.log : List Of Package Management Events

There is a single log file that records all the apt activities, such as installs or upgrades, for the various package managers (dpkg, apt-get, synaptic, aptitude). It can be found here : /var/log/dpkg.log.

There are more dpkg.log* files :

cd /var/log
ls | grep dpkg

Log files are rotated. That is, they have automatically been renamed after a predefined time-frame, and a new original log started. After even more time the log files are compressed with the gzip utility.

To get a chronological list of all package management events ( install, remove, purge and upgrade ) :
zcat -f /var/log/dpkg.log* | grep "\ install\ " | sort>installed-packages

Replace install and installed-packages with remove/removed-packages...etc.

About zcat : open terminal and type :
man zcat