GNU/Linux PURIFICATION

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Once upon a time, this was a page dedicated only to ubuntu distro; since many years I'm not using that shit anymore so this page evolved for general usage; the tricks described can be applied (with some minor tweaks) to almost any distro.

I used Linux Mint for a lot of time, but they passed to the dark side ot that shitty cancer called systemd.

Now I'm using OUR distro, DEVUAN, a systemd-free old style full working GNU/Linux system! http://devuan.org :)

If you want to help developing this document, please write to asbesto (at) gmail {dot} com

Old version of this document is UbuntuPurificationOld

Pulseaudio removal

If you have some software that use pulseaudio crap and that you want to keep, use apt-mark. For example, I have this problem with pd-extended, so

apt-mark hold pd-extended # (because it depend on the pulseaudio-utils crap!!!)

So, to remove pulseaudio crap, use:

apt-get --ignore-hold  purge pulseaudio pulseaudio-utils gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio pavucontrol

To install everything needed for ALSA sound:

apt-get install alsa-base alsa-tools alsa-tools-gui alsa-utils alsa-oss alsamixergui libalsaplayer0

Installing software that require that pulseaudio CRAP as dependency

Example: pd-extended is by default compiled / linked / whatever to the fucking pulseaudio CRAP. In my Linux Mint it depends on the package pulseaudio-utils.

So, let's create a FAKE pulseaudio-utils package, just to keep apt quiet about it.

Install the "equivs" package:

apt-get install equivs

and use it to create a fake pkg description:

equivs-control pulseaudio-utils

This will create a file named pulseaudio-utils in the local directory. Edit it to something like this: (you can just copy this stuff into it: it works! :) )

Section: misc
Priority: optional
Standards-Version: 3.9.2

Package: pulseaudio-utils
Version: 1:42
Maintainer: Fuck Pulseaudio <fuckpulseaudio@example.com>
Architecture: all
Description: Pulseaudio FUCK YOU!

Note the Version: it prevent any overinstallation due to the very high value (42 ;) )

Now, create the fake package:

equivs-build ./pulseaudio-utils

And now, just install it:

dpkg -i ./pulseaudio-utils_42_all.deb

And so, now the dependency is satisfied and you have not to worry anymore! You can now install pd-extended and tweak his configuration to work with ALSA or JACK. ;)

* Very useful reference: http://shallowsky.com/blog/linux/install/blocking-deb-dependencies.html

mplayer and pulseaudio/alsa setup

You must configure the audio output in /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf as follow:

# fuck pulse, use alsa, then SDL video
ao=alsa,sdl

audacious mp3 player

It must be configured (ctrl-p) as follow:

ALSA, 
Sysdefault:card=mid hda intel mix default analog audio dev, 
mixer hw:0 hda intel mid,
mixer element PCM.

Too many password asked. Why removing them? Is it safe?

Typical situation is: my laptop have only my personal account in it, and no other users. no open ports, no ssh server, no telnet, no shared folders, no samba, nothing.

I'm the only user of it.

So I log in (password), 
and configure a printer (password), 
I check network settings (password) 
install packages (password), 
remove a package (password again) 
become su (password), 
use sudo! (another password), 
configure stuff in gnome (password again) 
configure a new network connection (password again!!!)
quit the system (another password!!!)

THIS - IS - FUCKING - STUPID

This document contain useful hints to CLEAN UP THIS MESS, obtaining a nice working GNU/Linux system instead of the crap installed and configured by default.

Automatic login without password

It's MY computer, in MY house, so why the FUCK i have to type my password to log in X-Windows?!?

System - Administration - Login and select the damn user

You can select this while installing Linux Mint.

OLD: IDIOT keyring password

It will be asked again and again. Every time the same FUCKING password. Just to open a thing that contain THE SAME PASSWORD ITSELF. Delete the folder $home/.gnome2/keyrings which holds the keyring info. Once you do that it wont ask again.

On Mint 13 - Maya (mate edition), these files are at: $home/.config/mate/keyrings (Thanks to Derrik Arenal for the suggestion!)

OLD: Disable the damn Gnome Keyring Manager Password

Where is it in Mint 17?

FUCK MINT 17 KEEPS ASKING PASSWORDS AND KEYRING FILE IS NO MORE IN THE PLACe
THIS IS AN EMERGENCY PLEASE HELP WHERE THE HELL IT IS NOW -jrml

Get rid of all those asked passwords

Create a file named /etc/pam.d/common-pamkeyring with this inside:

auth optional pam_keyring.so try_first_pass
session optional pam_keyring.so

Edit /etc/pam.d/mdm as follow: (was gdm but this is Mint! it can be lightdm - check it out)

add

@include common-pamkeyring

at the bottom, and please COMMENT OUT those lines:

# auth optional pam_gnome_keyring.so
# session optional pam_gnome_keyring.so auto_start

Create, if doesn't exist, the wheel group, editing /etc/group, and add your user to it

vi /etc/group

Edit /etc/sudoers, using visudo

visudo

adding:

%wheel ALL=(ALL:NOPASSWD) ALL
yourusername    ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL

Edit /etc/pam.d/sudo adding at bottom:

auth sufficient pam_rootok.so
auth required pam_wheel.so
auth sufficient pam_wheel.so trust

Edit /etc/pam.d/su enabling this line (just uncomment it):

# Uncomment this if you want wheel members to be able to
# su without a password.
auth sufficient pam_wheel.so trust

The Incredible Idiocy: PolicyKit

As I stated in ubuntuforums time ago:

I'm used to work on MY computer, with MY login, and no other logins; it's in MY home, and it don't run away to search for malicious users. It's MY PC in MY HOUSE. For this I log in automagically with no password asking. I have automagic "su" and "sudo" without password (that is STUPID because I'm root on MY machine, and there are NO other users).

But now I have some very annoying issues about this damn thing called "System Policy", for which I can't, just to say, do a shutdown of my machine under Gnome because "System policy prevents stopping the system when other users are logged". And this just because I have some root terminals left open.

This is very, very stupid.

And so on, this damn system policy crap keep asking me the same damn password for everything: wifi connections, login/ssh to other machines, mounting of devices, and so on.

Please, PLEASE. Does someone know HOW TO KILL this stupid thing? How to get rid of all those unuseful, boring, recursive and idiot password requests?

please somebody help me, I'm going nuts for this.

I got an official warning and the thread was closed by administrator. The PolicyKit was a so stupid PIECE OF CRAP that now is no more used. But for the unfortunate users that have this stinking corpse running in the system, here's a solution.

Assuming you have sudo settings as above, do

usermod -aG sudo yourname

Replace "username" with your actual user name. Now switch to root:

sudo -i

Create a new policy:

vi /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/fuck-passwords.pkla

Add this:

[Install package file]
Identity=unix-group:sudo
Action=*
ResultActive=yes

Save, exit, and reboot. No more Policy Kit password requests!

OLD POLKIT VERSION patch

As stated in the man page just edit /etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf as here:

<config version="0.1">
        <match user="root|YOUR_USER_HERE">
               <return result="yes"/>
        </match>
        <define_admin_auth group="admin|wheel"/>
</config>

and restart the whole X damn thing

NOW LIVE IN HAPPINESS

Other stupid things

Sometimes the default behaviour of Debian is to install unuseful CRAP as "recommended" and "suggested" packages. Here's how to avoid it:

vim /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/fucksuggested.conf

APT:Install-Recommends "0";
APT:Install-Suggests "0";

(thanks to Franco Lanza for this hint! ;) )

ls -la: BAD sorting order

The normal behaviour of ls -la command since beginning of UNIX is, and has to be:

-rw-r--r--  1 sm01 sm01   0 May  3 18:32 .aaa 
-rw-r--r--  1 sm01 sm01   0 May  3 18:33 .fff 
-rw-r--r--  1 sm01 sm01   0 May  3 18:33 DDD 
-rw-r--r--  1 sm01 sm01   0 May  3 18:33 EEE 
-rw-r--r--  1 sm01 sm01   0 May  3 18:32 bbb 
-rw-r--r--  1 sm01 sm01   0 May  3 18:32 ccc 

Now with all this LOCALE SHIT around, you can obtain this:

-rw-r--r--  1 sm01 sm01   0 may  3 18:32 .aaa 
-rw-r--r--  1 sm01 sm01   0 may  3 18:32 bbb 
-rw-r--r--  1 sm01 sm01   0 may  3 18:32 ccc 
-rw-r--r--  1 sm01 sm01   0 may  3 18:33 DDD 
-rw-r--r--  1 sm01 sm01   0 may  3 18:33 EEE 
-rw-r--r--  1 sm01 sm01   0 may  3 18:33 .fff 

If you want to avoid this fucking abomination, just add

export LC_COLLATE="C"

to your .bash_profile .zshrc or /etc/rc.local ;)

(Thanks to Fabio "Elettrico" Moretti for this hint ;) )

Pulseaudio CRAP

Pulseaudio is CRAP added for stupid reasons. A system without Pulseaudio is more responsive and everything work fine without this fucking daemon sucking about 13% of a Netbook CPU. So, get rid of it!

On my Linux Mint 15 Mate Edition, I just removed it:

apt-get purge pulseaudio

Nothing has changed on my system, and so I have 13% CPU free :) I can play everything as usual.

Command not found handler

I hate it. It slow the responsivness of my shell. so

apt-get remove command-not-found command-not-found-data

Close this terminal?

Are you kidding? YES, CLOSE THAT FUCKING TERMINAL, HOLY SHIT

Terminal asking "Close this terminal? There is still a process running in this terminal. Closing the terminal will kill it" is really, really stupid and BORING.

Install dconf-tools

apt-get install dconf-tools

Launch dconf-editor -> org -> mate -> terminal -> global -> untick confirm_window_close

Sticky Windows at edges

The most annoying thing in the entire world. The great stupid thing is that you have compiz installed without the tool for configuring it!

so, apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager and check out the snapping windows option in the window management section of the compiz config editor, that is under system - preferences menu.

This setup can also be found into other parts of Desktop Manager configuration...

USEFUL programs that are not installed by default

SHIT to be removed

About this document, his License/Terms of Use, etc.

Copyright © 2000 Gabriele "asbesto" Zaverio <asbesto@gmail.com>
This work is free. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
terms of the Do What The Fuck You Want To Public License, Version 2,
as published by Sam Hocevar. See http://www.wtfpl.net/ for more details.

WTFPL License

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                    Version 2, December 2004

 Copyright (C) 2004 Sam Hocevar <sam@hocevar.net>

 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim or modified
 copies of this license document, and changing it is allowed as long
 as the name is changed.

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   TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION

  0. You just DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO.

Is this document offensive / inappropriate / not corporate compliant for you?

I want to cite the WTFPL about this:

Can’t you change the wording? It’s inappropriate / childish / not corporate-compliant.

The WTFPL lets you relicense the work under any other license.

But profanity is offensive!

You know what? Fuck your stance on profanity. Fuck your priorities in life. The WTFPL is about fucking freedom and we mean it. Freedom means freedom to copy and modify and share works of art and science with the rest of mankind, but also freedom to be gay and marry and have crazy gay sex, freedom to have tattoos, freedom to say there is no God, freedom to take the pill, freedom to have an abortion. People die for being gay or atheists. Don’t tell me that there is something sacred enough that it must be protected from the mere existence of the word “fuck”. If the F in WTFPL offends you, then fuck you and your beliefs. Triple fuck you.

Threads about stupid things added in Ubuntu

Totem

Totem is installed by default. But it's UNABLE to open ANYTHING. WHY?

NO CODECS INSTALLED!

O_O

Ubuntu 10.04 horrible windows layout

The default windows appearence in Ubuntu 10.04 is a SHAME. The golden rule "Never change the terrain under user's feets" is now totally wiped out from developer's mind.

Tons of problems to fix, and those developers chose to change the system appearence?!? O_o

To revert back to the default Ubuntu layout: System -> Preferences -> Appearence and select the Clearlooks Theme.

No icons on desktop in 10.04 !

Where are the Home, System and the Trashcan icons? Is Nautilus broken? Is this a bug?

No. They choosed to disable them by default. They are GREAT ASSHOLES.

It's really incredible how those developers are happy to change the terrain under user's feets. This is the DUMBEST thing to do while administrating a system.

Just open gconf-editor, go to Apps -> Nautilus -> Desktop and check every xxxx_icon_visible you need.

Ubuntuforums and freedom of speech

I posted this on Ubuntuforums:

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just to obtain an infraction. Here is why:

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL!
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Original Post:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12291864#post12291864

---Quote---
Hi there,

I feel extremely harassing to have my password asked FOREVER while working on MY laptop into MY account, with no other accounts, no open network connections and no security concern, closed into a vault 23 Km under a mountain.

I'm already logged in, I made my LOGIN, so why to ask FOREVER the same password, for configuring a PRINTER, a NETWORK CONNECTION or to make a SHUTDOWN? In my opinion this is extremely stupid.

So I found a way to solve this:


Code:
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cd /usr/share/polkit-1/actions
perl -i -pe 's/auth_admin_keep/yes/g' *.policy
perl -i -pe 's/auth_admin/yes/g' *.policy
perl -i -pe 's{<allow_inactive>no</allow_inactive>}{<allow_inactive>yes</allow_inactive>}g' *.policy
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More control over WHERE the system has to ASK passwords here:
http://lab.dyne.org/UbuntuPurification

:wink:
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All the best,
Ubuntu Forums
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Where is "PROFANITY"?

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Please remove the link to that site in your signature also.

http://lab.dyne.org/UbuntuPurification

If it is not done within 24 hours it will be done for you.
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Is there a rule about signatures? I can't find it.

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Thank you for helping users removing crap from Ubuntu/Gnome
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Attacks and derogatory terms of any kind are not welcome. This includes references to other operating systems and the companies that produce them.
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"crap" is not a denigratory term, is just my OPINION. SO... WELL, DEFINITIVELY NO, I DON'T WANNA REPRHASE THAT.


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