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Category: Desktop

update version of xenodm loginscreen

Posted on 2019-07-20 08:54:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop

After my blog on [xenodm](/post/post_20190626), I've received several interesting remarks. So, this blog is to integrate some of those remarks (not all) and to include a nice looking dynamic picture.

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Nice looking and light login screen for xenodm

Posted on 2019-06-26 22:23:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop

In this blog, I will describe how I've build a simple, but still nice looking login screen based on [xenodm](

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Refresh the desktop background with unsplash pictures

Posted on 2019-01-27 18:17:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop

On the [unsplash]( website we can find lot of very nice pictures. Moreover they have a permissive license (check the [unsplash license]( I share a very simple script allowing you to refresh your desktop's background at each logon, or when you want

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Network manager control for OpenBSD - nmctl-0.6.1

Posted on 2018-10-08 18:36:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop nmctl

This release of nmctl brings few new features and some bug fixes. I detail the changes in this blog

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OpenBSD and protonmail

Posted on 2018-10-01 23:26:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop

I'm using for my emails. But unfortunately I was not able to login from both FireFox and Chrome present on my OpenBSD machine. This blog explain how to solve this issue.

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nmctl adapted with limited privileges: nmctl-0.6.0

Posted on 2018-09-22 19:26:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop nmctl

As stated by some users, it's dangerous that nmctl runs with root privileges. So, this version of nmctl runs with a standard users and delegate to doas the management of privileges.

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New nmctl : network manager for openbsd: nmctl-0.5.0

Posted on 2018-09-19 22:45:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop nmctl

It's now several weeks I'm using the "auto-join" features of OpenBSD-current. I'll explain why I'm yet back to my nmctl script. This version 0.5 of nmctl it a total re-write of nmctl 0.4.x.

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My calendar to schedule meetings

Posted on 2018-08-11 19:17:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop Tint2

As you know, I'm using Openbox + Tint2 on OpenBSD. Tint2 is a very nice panel bar which has lot of flexibility. On this page I'm presenting my calendar application which allow you to copy/paste the selected dates. I do no know if this will be useful, but it was fun for me to develop it. I spent only few hours to have it. And it's rare to mention, it runs on windows too.

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A cron for laptop and non permanent machines.

Posted on 2018-07-11 14:06:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop vdcron

I'm a big fan of cron on my servers to trigger several tasks: monitoring reports, backups, security checks, ... But I was annoyed that on laptops such tasks are not possible. Mainly because the laptop does not always run, or is not always connected to the correct network. So, as explained in one of my previous [blog](, existing solution does not fully fit my needs. So, vdcron was born. This blog mark the release 0.5.3 of vdcron

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Network Manager Control for OpenBSD

Posted on 2018-05-26 15:14:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop nmctl

Some additional words concerning my nmctl script: improvement, communication, ...

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