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Playing with tideSDK, create a brightness controller for fluxbox

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My ubuntu machine running fluxbox has all the features I desire. I've set up all kinds of short-cuts, menu and so on..., I've written my scripts to toggle between the notebook LCD and external monitors and I'm very happy with it. One thing more which I wanted was a brigthness control widget, but at the same time I disliked to install gnome or kde packages, and I could live simply with xbacklight and its get and set options. So what I needed is a simple interface to controll the xbacklight command.

And here comes tideSDK. After some reading about xlib and watching some examples I understood that now I don't have enough time to dive into it, so I decided ...

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Low battery notification with fluxbox

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I'm very happy with my fluxbox window manager, but there is a thing which causes me some problems, the lack of a notification message when my laptop battery has a really low charge.

I run conky as monitor display, which shows me battery information, but while I'm working I don't care of my desktop most of the times, I'm overwhelmed by all my opened windows and applications and so always happens that my machine shutdown because ...

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Fluxbox, configure an external monitor

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One problem I still haven't solved with fluxbox is how to manage multiple monitors resolutions.
More specifically, I can stream the output over multiple monitors, I can have multiple resolutions, but fluxbox sizes itself considering only the first screen resolution.

For example if I boot my machine with an external VGA monitor connected, the system boots and both the VGA monitor and the laptop monitor work (even if the laptop monitor is closed). The problem here is that my laptop monitor has a 1366x768 resolution, while the external monitor is fullHD. So what happens is that I'll have the maximum resolution supported by all active monitors (1366x768) and so my fullHD monitor looks very ugly!

I learned playing ...

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