PCManFM 1.2.5 in Lubuntu 18.04 – custom command to batch rename all files in dir incl. subdir to subdir001, 002,

PCManFM 1.2.5 in Lubuntu 18.04 here.

want to add a custom command to right click menu to batch rename all files in the selected dir, including all files in all subdirs, to subdir001, subdir002, …

For example, if a directory x has subdirs abc and def containing files a1.mp3, a2.mp3, a3.mp3 each, I want the files in abc to be renamed abc001.mp3, abc002.mp3, abc003.mp3, in the same order. Same for the def dir, except to def001.mp3, etc…

How do I do this? I was searching for solutions, but they all seem to be PCManFM version dependent.

firefox and chrome keep crashing on lubuntu 19.04 and ubuntu 18.04 ff ver 68.0.2

firefox and chrome keep crashing on lubuntu 19.04 and ubuntu 18.04 ff ver 68.0.2 this is on a 4000 series ?? i7 with 8 gig ram 120 ssd, no video card i have another pc hooked on network that has had no issues in the last 6 days with chrome and ff ive changed Ethernet ports on router and back of i7 pc ive changed Ethernet cables that are 2 ft long ive disable hardware acceleration on both browsers i wasnt having an issue until about 3 weeks ago im fixing to try puppy linux on my usb drive for a couple of days

Installation of Nvidia driver 304.317 on Lubuntu 18.04 failed

I tried to install the Nvidia driver 304.317 according this post: Can't install Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 18.04

During installation, several errors occurred:

Error message 1:

ERROR: Failed to run '/usr/sbin/dkms build -m nvidia -v 304.137 -k 5.0.0-23-generic': Kernel preparation unnecessary for this kernel. Skipping ... Building module: cleaning build area... make -j2 KERNELRELEASE=5.0.0-23-generic module SYSSRC=/lib/modules/5.0.0-23-generic/build...................(bad exit status: 2) ERROR (dkms apport): binary package for nvidia: 304.137 not found Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 5.0.0-23-generic (i686) Consult /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/304.137/build/make.log for more information. 

Error message 2:

ERROR: Failed to install the kernel module through DKMS. No kernel module was installed: please try to installing again without DKMS, or check the DKMS logs for more information. 

Error message 3:

ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log for details. You may find suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com. 

nvidia-installer.log

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' creation time: Sat Aug 10 21:13:58 2019 installer version: 304.137  PATH: /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/snap/bin  nvidia-installer command line:     ./nvidia-installer  Unable to load: nvidia-installer ncurses v6 user interface  Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface -> License accepted. -> Installing NVIDIA driver version 304.137. -> Running distribution scripts    executing: '/usr/lib/nvidia/pre-install'... -> done. -> The distribution-provided pre-install script failed!  Continue installation anyway? (Answer: Yes) -> Would you like to register the kernel module sources with DKMS? This will allow DKMS to automatically build a new module, if you install a different kernel later. (Answer: Yes) -> Installing both new and classic TLS OpenGL libraries. -> Searching for conflicting X files: -> done. -> Searching for conflicting OpenGL files: -> done. -> Installing 'NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86' (304.137):    executing: '/sbin/ldconfig'...    executing: '/sbin/depmod -aq'...    depmod: WARNING: Ignored deprecated option -q -> done. -> Driver file installation is complete. -> Installing DKMS kernel module: ERROR: Failed to run `/usr/sbin/dkms build -m nvidia -v 304.137 -k 5.0.0-23-generic`:  Kernel preparation unnecessary for this kernel.  Skipping...  Building module: cleaning build area... make -j2 KERNELRELEASE=5.0.0-23-generic module SYSSRC=/lib/modules/5.0.0-23-generic/build...................(bad exit status: 2) ERROR (dkms apport): binary package for nvidia: 304.137 not found Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 5.0.0-23-generic (i686) Consult /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/304.137/build/make.log for more information. -> error. ERROR: Failed to install the kernel module through DKMS. No kernel module was installed; please try installing again without DKMS, or check the DKMS logs for more information. ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details.  You may find suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com. 

make.log

DKMS make.log for nvidia-304.137 for kernel 5.0.0-23-generic (i686) Sa 10. Aug 21:14:49 CEST 2019 NVIDIA: calling KBUILD... Makefile:223: ================= WARNING ================ Makefile:224: 'SUBDIRS' will be removed after Linux 5.3 Makefile:225: Please use 'M=' or 'KBUILD_EXTMOD' instead Makefile:226: ========================================== test -e include/generated/autoconf.h -a -e include/config/auto.conf || (        \ echo >&2;                           \ echo >&2 "  ERROR: Kernel configuration is invalid.";       \ echo >&2 "         include/generated/autoconf.h or include/config/auto.conf are missing.";\ echo >&2 "         Run 'make oldconfig && make prepare' on kernel src to fix it.";  \ echo >&2 ;                          \ /bin/false) mkdir -p /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/304.137/build/.tmp_versions ; rm -f /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/304.137/build/.tmp_versions/* make -f ./scripts/Makefile.build obj=/var/lib/dkms/nvidia/304.137/build (cat /dev/null;   echo kernel//var/lib/dkms/nvidia/304.137/build/nvidia.ko;) > /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/304.137/build/modules.order [several compiler calls]   cc -Wp,-MD,/var/lib/dkms/nvidia/304.137/build/.os-interface.o.d  -nostdinc -isystem /usr/lib/gcc/i686-linux-gnu/7/include  -I./arch/x86/include -I./arch/x86/include/generated  -I./include -I./arch/x86/include/uapi -I./arch/x86/include/generated/uapi -I./include/uapi -I./include/generated/uapi -include ./include/linux/kconfig.h -Iubuntu/include  -include ./include/linux/compiler_types.h -D__KERNEL__ -Wall -Wundef -Werror=strict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -fshort-wchar -fno-PIE -Werror-implicit-function-declaration -Werror=implicit-int -Wno-format-security -std=gnu89 -mno-sse -mno-mmx -mno-sse2 -mno-3dnow -mno-avx -m32 -msoft-float -mregparm=3 -freg-struct-return -fno-pic -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march=i686 -mtune=generic -Wa,-mtune=generic32 -ffreestanding -DCONFIG_AS_CFI=1 -DCONFIG_AS_CFI_SIGNAL_FRAME=1 -DCONFIG_AS_CFI_SECTIONS=1 -DCONFIG_AS_SSSE3=1 -DCONFIG_AS_AVX=1 -DCONFIG_AS_AVX2=1 -DCONFIG_AS_AVX512=1 -DCONFIG_AS_SHA1_NI=1 -DCONFIG_AS_SHA256_NI=1 -Wno-sign-compare -fno-asynchronous-unwind-tables -mindirect-branch=thunk-extern -mindirect-branch-register -fno-jump-tables -fno-delete-null-pointer-checks -Wno-frame-address -Wno-format-truncation -Wno-format-overflow -Wno-int-in-bool-context -O2 --param=allow-store-data-races=0 -Wframe-larger-than=1024 -fstack-protector-strong -Wno-unused-but-set-variable -Wno-unused-const-variable -fno-omit-frame-pointer -fno-optimize-sibling-calls -fno-var-tracking-assignments -pg -mrecord-mcount -mfentry -DCC_USING_FENTRY -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wvla -Wno-pointer-sign -fno-strict-overflow -fno-merge-all-constants -fmerge-constants -fno-stack-check -fconserve-stack -Werror=date-time -Werror=incompatible-pointer-types -Werror=designated-init -I/var/lib/dkms/nvidia/304.137/build -Wall -MD -Wsign-compare -Wno-cast-qual -Wno-error -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNVRM -DNV_VERSION_STRING=\"304.137\" -Wno-unused-function -Wuninitialized -UDEBUG -U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG  -DMODULE  -DKBUILD_BASENAME='"os_interface"' -DKBUILD_MODNAME='"nvidia"' -c -o /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/304.137/build/os-interface.o /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/304.137/build/os-interface.c [several compiler warnings -Wsign-compare] /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/304.137/build/os-interface.c: In function ‘os_get_current_time’: /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/304.137/build/os-interface.c:667:5: error: implicit declaration of function ‘do_gettimeofday’; did you mean ‘efi_gettimeofday’? [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]      do_gettimeofday(&tm);      ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~      efi_gettimeofday [several compiler calls] Makefile:1606: recipe for target '_module_/var/lib/dkms/nvidia/304.137/build' failed make[2]: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/nvidia/304.137/build] Error 2 NVIDIA: left KBUILD. nvidia.ko failed to build! Makefile:262: recipe for target 'module' failed make[1]: *** [module] Error 1 makefile:59: recipe for target 'module' failed make: *** [module] Error 2 

I tried to install the driver without dkms, but I had the same problem. The readme from nvidia couldn’t help me out. Any suggestions?

Plasmashell High CPU Load Fix – Plasma 5.15 KDE on Lubuntu 19.04

Running TOP shows that plasmashell was just eating CPU. The culprit, it seems, is a long-standing KDE bug that apparently rears its ugly head every now and then.

Temporary fix: run:

killall plasmashell; plasmashell & 

…from a terminal, and it SHOULD drop back to normal. The problem, it seems, is with the notification icon(s) in your system tray…get one, or have one with an animation (weather? Network? New mail?), and you get the spike.

Getting rid of xscreensaver on Lubuntu

Upon logging in on Lubuntu 19.04 it is using sddm, but when the computer is idle too long and it goes into idle, when I go to log back in it is using xscreensaver(which I can’t stand the look of). I installed gdm3 in an attempt to change both over to a single interface, but all it did is replace sddm leaving xscreensaver as my login after idle. How can I replace xscreensaver in Lubuntu?

acpi-call-dkms fail on Lubuntu 19.04

I have an older Asus Eee PC that in previous versions of Lubuntu I was able to install and use acpi-call-dkms to disable my NVidia graphics card and enable the Intel graphics for the next boot.

I installed a fresh copy of Lubuntu:

Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description:    Ubuntu 19.04 Release:        19.04 Codename:       disco 

I then installed acpi-call-dkms:

acpi-call-dkms is already the newest version (1.1.0-4).

When I make my call which worked in previous versions of Lubuntu (16.04):

eee:~$ sudo echo "\OSGS 0x01" > /proc/acpi/call

I get this:

bash: /proc/acpi/call: No such file or directory

I have searched around and even checked my own notes from when I upgraded to 16.04 in the past, but can’t make it work this time…

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Bob

Have to Power Boot Twice to Load Lubuntu 18.04 on old 32-bit Dell Laptop

I have an old, 32-bit Dell Inspiron 1505 laptop that had been running an earlier version Lubuntu. I recently installed Lubuntu 18.04 and it initially worked. Then, following a major software update to that re-installation (45 minutes), an unusual boot problem occurred. Problem Statement • Press power button once: Dell splash screen > brief flash of dim background light > Grub menu appears > screen remains black for as long as I let it sit there, but the power indicator light remains ON. So power is on but with a black screen. • Press and hold power button: brief flash of dim background light > power goes OFF. Power indicator light OFF. No power to the laptop. • Press power button a 2nd time: Dell splash Screen > Grub Menu > blinking cursor > /dev/sda1/ recovering journal, followed by a minute of messages for starting various services and modules > Lubuntu desktop opens. Power light ON, hard drive light OFF, until I open a browser; then the hhd light turns ON. • So, I am able to access the GRUB menu on the 2nd power boot and open Lubuntu • I can boot from either the USB or DVD options, and from a Live DVD USB or disk Actions Taken so far: • I have run ‘Boot Repair Disk’ twice. I have posted its report at http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/WZdNGXKWzG for further info. • If it matters, the battery on this laptop is no longer taking a charge. • I have run MemTest+86 and hard drive S.M.A.R.T. tests, and they show no errors • Sda1 is using the ext4 file format. I have researched this problem and identified several potential solutions: 1. Edit Grub file and replace ‘quiet splash’ with nomodset 2. Use a different kernel (I only have 1 on the Grub menu) 3. Disconnect a USB mouse (didn’t help) 4. Substitue gdm for lightdgm as default log in manager (how to do this?) 5. Boot into a recovery mode and run fsck 6. Examine the /var/log/dpkg.log for errors 7. I have read there is a bug with Lubuntu 18.04 on 32-bit systems So if Grub menu works, power to the laptop is on (on 2nd power button), and hardware is not an issue (hhd and RAM tested good), then at what point does this boot problem occur, what does ‘recovering journal’ imply, and how do I fix it? It seems to me to be a software, rather than a hardware problem, but any suggestions would be most appreciated to this highly frustrating boot problem. Thanks.

Remapping Ctrl+[key] combos to Meta+[key] in LXQT (Lubuntu 19.04)

I use Mac for work, Meta+C/V seems a much saner combination to me than having to use Shift in terminal because of INTC. I’m trying to remap the Ctrl+C/V combos in LXQT to mac-like Windows/Command+C/V, but it doesn’t seem to have any effect. What I have tried so far is adding a new global binding to Shortcut Keys app:

xclip -out -selection primary | xclip -in -selection clipboard 

This command seems to work great in terminal but has no effect in the Shortcuts App, almost as if the app is spawned in a sandbox. The idea behind it is to copy the primary clipboard (auto-populated on text selection) into the more sane/permanent clipboard that works similar to OSX. I’m not attached to the above command, if there is a cleaner way to remap Ctrl keys in LXQT, I’ll do it. In Awesome WM, I simply added them into my rc.lua. I did check ~/.config/openbox/lxqt-rc.xml but don’t see anything relevant there. Also, is it possible to integrate this with qlipper?

Lubuntu Transmission PROBLEMS Window WIDTH SET TO 8002 after Lubuntu UPDATE ;-) NO RESOLUTION PROBLEMS TRANSMISSION ONLY

Sorry to disturb you, but have no other choice. Google gives nothing about that problem. Searching for 2 days, and trying to fix my on my own… but NO LUCK, and even not competent enough.

After update of Lubuntu 18.04 my Transmission (Torrent transmission-gtk.desktop) BEGIN TO BEHAVE LIKE A VIRUS. First disappeared all downloads… but downloading at max. of almost 2 MB/s… AND Suddenly the window width become enormous VERY LONG, all close, max… and so on buttons pushed far away on the right. After pulling several times i saw all the buttons there. So I said, let’s reboot like in win, it might help.

It didn’t… so searching here and there… nothing… trying to fix it on my own… and nothing again. PURGE, INSTALL, REINSTALL, UNINSTALL… EVEN FROM THE SW (org.gnome.Software.desktop) NOTHING HELPED, THE SAME PROBLEM.

So I looked into: /home/USER/.config/transmission the settings.json file and AHHAAA…: “main-window-width”: 8002, i change that to (Transmission was not active) “main-window-width”: 800, and when i launch it again the transmission is the same and the file changed again to: “main-window-width”: 8002, Making it with gedit or visually… no difference… always the same result. What is correcting back all that?

my Desktop Monitor Resolution 1920×1080

I even deleted all the cache in: /home/USER/.cache

Where can you delete all local session on Lubuntu? All answers for KDE, but we have no such files as they say to delete to fix the problem.

And the other thing also the transmission now runs on 33KB after a reboot.

Hope I can get some hint, otherwise i drop the part. table and format everything again,… but this time I install the old 18.04 and disable the updates… ONLY PROBLEMS WITH UPDATES, from java, then the old 8.0 java programs don’t work anymore, and so forth.

Please don’t get angry on my frustration, but prefer to have a working, than a new kernels. I maybe downgrade even to 16.04, because of the PCManFM 1.2.5, is crashing at least 20, 30 times a day… and for me, it is still the best, and prefer to have old, but good,… instead of nautilus, or others. Or the others everything is so limited. Little control over features. HABIT IS A BAD BEAST.

One other thing. Why is ubuntu/lubuntu acting like Microsoft?!! All those 16.04 with old java ISO’s you can not find online to download anymore. All those 16.04 numbers are fake. If they update something they should putt 18.04.00012423 and so forth… and leave us to choose, if we wish to download older first NATIVE versions. Also all versions of lubuntu and even others disappeared under the version 14. Where can you find that now? Mozilla even WORSE. ALL THOSE OLD PLUGIN’s/ADDONS REMOVED. WHERE CAN YOU FIND THOSE NOW? I WILL NOT USE FireFox ABOVE 56!!! Because of plugins. There’s also opera, chromium and so forth. YOU CAN NOT FORCE THAT FASHISM WITH NEVER VERSION’s. YOU REMOVE AND DELETE ALL ADDONS, FINE WE WILL NOT UPGRADE. WILL CONTINUE TO DOWNGRADE, AND USE OTHER BROWSERS INSTEAD. STUPID MS POLITIC. MS LOST A LOT OF USERS BECAUSE OF THAT. NOW WITH NEW Open Source SW,… they will not bring us back. We will use those but on linux instead. 😉 Sorry. YOU LIMIT MY FREEDOM AND I GO NUTS.

I have a lot of older computers, and I like old stuff like win95, 3.11, doss 6.0 and so forth, even commodore 64, 128, amiga. 😉 Remember the cassettes. 😉 Best computer ever. Those were the days. Wish to return back. OPEN HACKING. 😉 Little or no secrets.

Please no hard feelings. Not my intention to offend. Linux can crash my PCManFM 666 times a day. WILL NOT RETURN TO MSWIN FOR SURE. Never saw a blue screen in linux, viruses and so forth. 😉

Thank you for your answers in advance. No hard feelings again. Warmest regards to you all.

Gor