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    Hidden Gems in your CD-size Knoppix 7.0.5 LiveUSB

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    Put some hidden gems as new choices on your Knoppix 7.0.5 LiveCD MainMenu.
    These steps add three new menu choices at MainMenu>Universal Access:

    Look at MainMenu>Universal Access
    Note four current choices: daisy-player, eBook speaker, orca and xvkbd.

    Go to /usr/share/applications;
    note absent are desktop files for aptitude, mc and xkill.
    Create three files, all are chown root:root and chmod 644, as follows.

    Create a file, aptitude.desktop:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=aptitude
    Icon=aptitude
    Exec=aptitude
    Terminal=true
    Type=Application
    Categories=Accessibility

    Create a file, mc.desktop:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=mc
    Icon=mc
    Exec=mc
    Terminal=true
    Type=Application
    Categories=Accessibility

    Create a file, xkill.desktop:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=xkill
    Icon=xkill
    Exec=xkill
    Terminal=true
    Type=Application
    Categories=Accessibility

    Save these three files in /usr/share/applications.
    As root, command update-menus.

    Look again at MainMenu>Universal Access.
    You should now see three new menu entries.
    Each of these may be edited with a gui called-up with a right-click on properties.
    These edited menu files are saved at /home/knoppix/.local/share/applications
    ...still chmod 644, but now chown knoppix:knoppix.
    Revise the Name, Icon & Tooltip on each as you please with the gui.

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    Is there a gem for keeping time sync with internet servers? 'tzselect' doesn't work with bitcoins-QT package. The bitcoins-QT program stops immediately before beginning to download the 4GB transaction BlockChain file. Message is: 'Make sure your time and date arae correct.'

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    Not a gem but a console tool - ntpdate. Open a root-terminal and install it with
    Code:
    aptitude install ntpdate
    For clock sync use
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/ntpdate -v pool.ntp.org
    I always recommend to use UTC within BIOS and use proper settings of "tz=...." in the "APPEND" lines of '/mnt-system/boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg' or in case of HD installation in the "kernel" lines of '/boot/grub/menu.lst'.

    Have a look at '/usr/share/zoneinfo' which value may usefull for you; for example "tz=America/New_York".

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