Fabio
1 month ago
libxcursor update cause crashes on Arch Linux
Beware last update to libxcursor 1.1.14-2 on @Arch Linux

This version introduce a nasty bug which cause GTK2 apps to crash on keyboard events. GTK3 ones works to me. Apps based on other toolkits can crash too.

Quick fix if you already updated and lxdm crash on password input:
download version 1.1.14-1 fom Archlinux Rollback Machine here http://seblu.net/a/arm/packages/l/libxcursor/

@Gruppo Linux Como #libxcursor #bug #crash
Fabio
2 weeks ago
Fabio
6 months ago
Archlinux: AUR (en) - confclerk
ConfClerk is an application written in ​Qt, which makes conference schedules available offline.


@Arch Linux
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Fabio
6 months ago
You can check out the upstream site at http://www.toastfreeware.priv.at/confclerk

I've put together the package very quickly, it's my first arch package. As soon I discover how install app icons I'll update also the description :-)
Joop Kiefte
6 months ago
Just yaourt -G a package that has app icons, there you'll see how to do it ;)
Joop Kiefte
6 months ago
New here
Hello, just saying hi from my Arch machine.

I experience mostly with Chromium and with big C++ builds that my system tends to hang (actually mostly being unusable for anything else) (first on plain kernel, but also had that already with my current -ck kernel). Any idea what this can be and what I can do against it?
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Lionel Triay
6 months ago
You mean limit the resource usage ? You can use cgroups. Have a look at the RH doc too.

There is other command line tools for monitoring io like iostat or sar. They are powerful but more complicate to use and understand.
Joop Kiefte
6 months ago
It seems I found the culprit, actually... I replaced Catalyst with the open source drivers and it seems to be solved :).
Fabio
6 months ago
@Arch Linux

I was trying to send a photo to my pc using bluetooth, with no luck.

I found that bluez package include "obexd", the daemon that manage file transfers via bt, but nothing, neither in gnome3, implements the "show to the user a message asking if to accept the incoming file and where to put it" part.
I thing it was a job for gnome-bluetooth-applet, wich I can't find anymore.

So, this is my quick fix:
- kill the obexd daemon
- restart it as
$ /usr/lib/bluetooth/obexd -a -r Documenti/Bluetooth

where:
-a, --auto-accept Automatically accept push requests
-r, --root=PATH Specify root folder location. Both absolute and relative can be used, but relative paths are assumed to be relative to user $HOME folder. Default $XDG_CACHE_HOME



this way my files are accepted and saved in "/home/fabio/Documenti/Bluetooth" folder
($XDG_CACHE_HOME is not set in my pc...)

The longest fix is to create a program that communicate via D-Bus with obexd and let the user if accept or no push requests.

I'm trying to write one, using Qt. I want to use it mainly when I'm in LXDE... (where I have to use command line tool "bluetootctl" to connect to device and set the pc discoverable, because I can't find an applet to do it (and, if you remember, "gnome-bluetooth-applet" is missing) )

Next post on "the strange things in Arch Linux" serie: Why, oh why!, hibernate shuts down my pc, then resume it the very next second. Stay tuned!
A me è successo su Sparkly lxde che non mi funzionavano più i tasti di poweroff, restart, hibernate etc..nada solo da terminale potevo farlo , ho rimosso sistemd ed adesso funziona di nuovo. o_O
Seth
7 months ago
Didja'll know that ArkOS is based on Arch linux?
I'm curious if ArkOS will eventually support other more open and less binary-blob driver dependent hardware such as the BeagleBone

Arkos: What is arkOS?

Warning – arkOS and Genesis are still in development. Many tools are not yet working, and you should not yet depend on arkOS for anything other than testing at this time. Please stay connected via one of the methods listed on the Contact page to get updates on project development. arkOS is a system for securely self-hosting your online life from ...


@Arch Linux
Seth
7 months ago
Just did some searching and found that the BeagleBone is one of the first platforms they plan on expanding to, hooray.
Gigadoc 2
7 months ago
Just in case you don't know this already:
Arch Linux ARM does support the BeagleBone as well: http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv7/ti/beaglebone
Diego Saavedra
8 months ago from Diaspora
@Arch Linux Saludos alguien utiliza Archlinux con Awesome
Manolo Martínez
8 months ago
Yo uso arch con dwm. Se parece un poco ;)
Fabio
10 months ago
Archlinux: Arch Linux - News: Deprecation of /etc/sysctl.conf

From version 207 on, systemd will not apply the settings from /etc/sysctl.conf anymore: it will only apply those from /etc/sysctl.d/*. Since the settings of our /etc/sysctl.conf shipped by procps-ng have become kernel defaults anyway, we have decided to deprecate this file. Upon upgrading to procps-ng-3.3.8-3, you will be prompted to move any chang...


@Arch Linux
Bob Mottram
1 year ago
Does anyone know if the changelog specified within PKGBUILD needs to be in any particular format, as it is with Debian packages?

@Arch Linux
Poison Lux
1 year ago
This is wrong on so many levels ... nvidia+xorg duet on my x86_64 @Arch Linux

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Is it just me, or Xorg just bleeds memory when the nvidia driver is in use? ← Real question
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Gigadoc 2
1 year ago
Nice to hear nouveau is working for you!

By the way, how did you get League of Legends to work? Last time I tried, wine couldn't handle the Adobe-Air lobby-thingie…
Poison Lux
1 year ago
Just using #PlayOnLinux here and it works almost without poking ... but if you want to do it by yourself, then just check the PlayOnLinux script.

http://www.playonlinux.com/en/source_ajax-1135-League_Of_Legends.html

And/or this → http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=19141

You'll mainly need libldap, gnutls, libtxc_dxtn and if -I remember properly- it also needs a binary from samba.

Those are the main things to have installed ... also notice that if you run x86_64 you'll need to have the libraries I just mentioned in their lib32 equivalents installed (like multilib/lib32-gnutls lib32-libldap and so on and so on )
David Sugar
1 year ago
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?SeB=m&K=dyfet it is so easy to package and participate in @Arch Linux and even when one's packages are done by others so often matches upstream project intent, that I am now doing so for my own packages where needed and not already maintained in arch. I have not yet automated the process of packaging as part of production release like I did for Debian, but that seems a logical next step.

@David Benfell I think arch will change what those of us who are upstream producing packages think of as GNU/Linux, as it so well aligns with our interests and needs as well. For many upstream I think this for a long time meant "Debian", and hence why Debian exploded with so many packages. Ubuntu then tried to ghettoize Debian and tried to make various upstream projects do "Ubuntu" specific changes through favoritism; this did not work because many were far more ethical than Canonical. I think for upstream devs what we think of as GNU/Linux could in the future come to mean "Arch".
Fabio
1 year ago
Gnome Shell
Lately I'm enjoying the Classic session of Gnome Shell 3.8



not my desktop - source

@Arch Linux, @Gnome Shell Users
Mats
1 year ago
Looks pretty nice :-)
Seth
1 year ago
Today I had an issue running pacman -Syu on a system. It failed with over 3000 "file already exists" errors, all manpage files under /usr/share/man.

What I ended up doing was piping the output of pacman -Syu to a textfile using the tee command, trimmed all rows except for the file conflicts, then fed that to rm with a little help from awk;

sudo rm `awk '{ print $2 }' list-of-conflicting-files`

Ran pacman -Syu again and it completed successfully.

@Arch Linux
Seth
1 year ago
This happened on another system I upgrade, and I've refined it slightly to save some typing.

First I run

echo y|sudo pacman -Syu|grep exists > list-of-conflicting files

Then I run the rm command.
Tim Schlotfeldt
1 year ago
@Arch Linux Since #CUPS changed the the standard print job format to PDF and most applications supporting the neew job format my old PostScript printer (a LaserJet 1200) isn'nt working correctly anymore. I can use it with the ljet4 driver but heck, I bought a PostScript printer. Same problem with a color laserjet 4600.

Only way to use these printers: Print to PostScript (if the applications support this) und send this ps file with lpr to the printer. Stupid. Or do you have a solution for this problem?
Beni
1 year ago
Somehow my @Arch Linux box becomes more unstable every day. Now I have a firefox process that can't be killed. Feels a bit like the old days when I used Win 95....
Seth
1 year ago
Anyone here have experience with full disk crypto installations to a loop-AES device?

Ideally, I like to do this with the ~100MB /boot partition on a USB stick to defeat evil-maid attacks.
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Seth
1 year ago
Biggest concern with using loop-AES is Arch's rolling update model. I think it would be prudent to go with the LTS kernel so I don't have to re-compile the loop-aes module on every kernel version change.
Tim Schlotfeldt
1 year ago
Yes, one of the reasons why I switched to LUKS.
Manolo Martínez
2 years ago
Toggling Solarized light/dark
If you use the [Solarized](http://ethanschoonover.com/solarized) colour scheme, you might be interested in [this little script](https://github.com/manolomartinez/solarizedtoggle) that toggles the theme from dark to light and vice versa. @Arch Linux
Fabio
2 years ago
Moved my @Arch Linux box to "pure systemd"

Note to myself: next time, don't do things like this at 2 am...
Tim Schlotfeldt
2 years ago
Hehe, I had the same problem with one of my @Arch Linux boxes ;-)
Seth
2 years ago
I moved to a pure systemd setup this summer and have never looked back. Bootup/shutdown performance in combination with an SSD is killer.
Fabio
2 years ago from mustard
Manolo Martínez
2 years ago
Judging from arch-dev-public, @Arch Linux 's move to systemd is imminent.
Miguel Aguilar
2 years ago
Instalado #kde 4.9 en @Arch Linux

Moooola!!! :-D
Manolo Martínez
2 years ago
Migrating to GRUB2 looks a bit daunting :/ @Arch Linux
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Manolo Martínez
2 years ago
Actually, the move to grub2's been quite meh.

But yes, I guess there is some inherent tension between rolling distro-ing and KISS: you want an up-to-date system, but that means changing things that work...
Miguel A. M.
2 years ago from Diaspora
Syslinux...
Manolo Martínez
2 years ago
@Arch Linux @Linux-Group Someone that knows what she is talking about care explain the incompatibilities/synergies between the #bfs scheduler, #ulatencyd and #verynice?
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Manolo Martínez
2 years ago
I always do :) But I'm still unclear on this one.
Axel
2 years ago
forum then ... I'd really love to help but I know shit about these things :(
Manolo Martínez
2 years ago
Giaco Pastorius



mbjunior



!fsf whitepaper with recommendations for free operating system distributions considering Secure Boot http://ur1.ca/9lesr (via @schestowitz)







This is probably worth reading closely. If someone else plans to read it, we could maybe set up a reading group. @Linux-Group @Arch Linux
Manolo Martínez
2 years ago
elinks and surfraw
@Linux-Group @Arch Linux You might find this useful and/or fun, if you use elinks (compiled with lua scripting support) and have surfraw installed. The following script will use surfraw from within elinks. When entering an url (after pressing "g", that is), if you start with "!", the rest will be interpreted as arguments to surfraw. That is,
!piratebay wargames will look for wargames torrents at piratebay. The script is very simple, and it's here (linked because I've been unable to paste it to this post!)

it should be part (or whole) of ~/.elinks/hooks.lua. Enjoy.
Axel
2 years ago
wow that's cool ... like http://yubnub.org for the command line :)
Manolo Martínez
2 years ago
elinks is pretty cool indeed, and surfraw is not bad either :) Btw, you can search yubnub from elinks in the same way:

[code]!yubnub whatever[code]
Manolo Martínez
2 years ago
The latest nVidia upgrade broke my suspend. It's all for the best, though: it has forced me to go back to nouveau, which is looking much better than the last time I tried. And suspend works perfectly. @Arch Linux
Manolo Martínez
2 years ago
You might want to keep an eye on [this thread](http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=179956)
Axel Bruland
2 years ago
Jason Ryan
Misunderstanding Arch
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I am frequently struck by how many people arrive on theArch boards without anyunderstanding of how Arch is different from the other GNU/Linux communities they may have spent time with (if, indeed, they have spent any time in another community before trying Arch). For me, this is akin to arriving in a foreign country and not bothering to familiarize yourself at all with the local mores and customs; it lies on a spectrum somewhere between ignorance and outright arrogance.

The result, inevitably, is that these people are shocked when their expectations of how they should be treated are at odds with the reception their behaviour invites…

Before venturing any further, I should preface my remarks about this with something of a disclaimer. These are my own views and not those of the current, or past, forum staff.

One of Arch's significant acheivements is the quality ofit's documentation. Not just the technical documentation describing how to install and configure Arch, but the cultural documentation that sets outArch's philosophyand standards of behaviour. Both these pages provide clear statements on what to expect when using Arch Linux and a clear indication of how to respectfully interact with the community when you are seeking help.

The defining statement about Arch's intended user base is quite direct and unambiguous:

Arch Linux targets and accommodates competent GNU/Linux users
by giving them complete control and responsibility over the system.
The Arch Way wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/…


The expression “targets and accomodates” doesn't exclude other users—for example, those that are not necessarily competent, but are wanting to learn more about the specifics of how their machines work—it does, however, signal quite explicitly what sort of community Arch is. And what it is not.

Ubuntu is an excellent distribution. Like Arch, it has very specific aims and a clear concept of what the Ubuntu community is. Popularity is central to Ubuntu's culture. People coming from Ubuntu, who haven't bothered to familiarize themselves with Arch's values, often struggle to appreciate the difference; leading to comments like this one:

Maybe if Arch is friendly and Arch forum is friendly, it might go some
place, who knows…
Linux Journal commenter www.linuxjournal.com/content/…


This was posted in reply to a post on Arch in which the author noted how to seek help with Arch Linux:

You'll find far less hand-holding on the Arch Forums than some of the other
distro's forums, and for good reason. Arch has one of the most informative,
user-friendly wiki's out there. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT ask a question in the
forums or on IRC without searching the wiki and the forums first.


Similarly, looking through the threads inNewbie Cornerwill periodically turn up new posters who are indignant at being told toRTFM and see it as some sort of personal attack, when in fact it is just someone pointing out the obvious to them. The community hasn't compiled all that documentation just so they can sit around and regurgitate answers for people who are either unwilling or incapable of making the minimum amount of effort required to solve their own problems…

If you want handholding, there are plenty of online communities that will cater for you. If you install Arch and think that you are automatically entitled to immediate support for issues that you encounter, then you are mistaken. If you think that Arch will suffer if you don't get what you want, then your problems extend significantly beyond your choice of distro.

The community has worked hard over the years to keep the signal-to-noise ratio on the boards high, that way, the forums remain a helpful resource for the community, not a breeding ground forhelp vampires.

Notes
Flickr Creative Commons image bysi_si_ay
@Arch Linux
Axel Bruland
2 years ago
Bridge vs. Archbang
Tried Bridge XFCE, too, totally disappointing - didn't boot into X after installing and didn't recognize my wireless.
If they copy the installation stuff from Archbang, couldn't they at least copy it right ?!??

So I reinstalled Archbang and installed XFCE manually, it's really not rocket science (and probably MUCH faster than to figure out the Bridge- issues):

'sudo pacman -S xfce4' (press enter to install all)
replace the last line in .xinitrc with 'exec startxfce4'

Here you go, next time your Archbang will boot into XFCE 4.10
(which is an excellent desktop environment, very fast, very stable and polished ... try XFWM composition, looks great and hardly needs any resources at all)

Installing other desktops (Gnome, Mate, KDE) won't be any harder, so resist the Bridge- 'Pepsi challenge' and stay with the original !!

Here's the whole Bridge- Thread in the Archbang forums:
http://bbs.archbang.org/viewtopic.php?pid=15424#p15424
@Linux-Group @Arch Linux
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Axel Bruland
2 years ago
OK yours is bigger !! I have an Asus EeePc 1215N http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_PC/Eee_PC_1215N/#specifications
Simon L'nu
2 years ago
wow, new sh*t, hehe
Miguel Aguilar
2 years ago
@Arch Linux


view full size

Bueno, a por un "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environmen" !!!

#LXDE  #ArchLinux #Arch
Manolo Martínez
2 years ago
#Offlineimap has stop working again. The fix is easy (adding a


cert_fingerprint=the-fingerprint-that-appears-in-the-error-message


to the -Remote section in the repository in question in .offlineimaprc), and it is supposed to be an improvement. But, really, is this the only way to make such changes? Breaking everything and then discussing the fix in the mailing list? At least, the @Arch Linux packager should have issued a warning when upgrading. Aaaaanyway.
Fabian Dost
2 years ago
@Arch Linux @Linux-Group

und schon sind von #mozilla der #firefox 13 und #thunderbird 13 in der #arch #linux (#bridgelinux) repo - i love that \o/

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Andi B
2 years ago
Als Entwickler kann ich das hochzählen der Major Release Version nicht ganz verstehen. Aber was mich viel mehr nervt ist das meine Plugins im FF dann evt. nicht mehr funktionieren. Glücklicherweise (dass ich das mal sage) sitz ich bei der Arbeit hinter einem Proxy der das FF update verhindert -.-
Alexander Kahl
2 years ago from Diaspora
@Andi B das hat etwas mit Marketing zu tun, und dass jemand damit angefangen hat und alle mitziehen muessen..
Axel Bruland
2 years ago
an Arch upgrade warning from Archbang forums ...
http://bbs.archbang.org/viewtopic.php?id=2890
@Arch Linux #arch #archlinux
Axel Bruland
2 years ago
Gaetan Bisson
Having pacman verify packages
Gaetan Bisson wrote:

For the past six months, pacman's package verification features were turned off by default while we were figuring out the details of our public-key infrastructure.

They have finally been enabled in pacman-4.0.3-2; when you upgrade, you will be prompted to run:
pacman-key --init
pacman-key --populate archlinux

This sets up a local keyring for pacman, and populates it with the data needed to authenticate official packages. This includes five master keys used to authenticate Arch Linux packagers (developers and trusted users), so you do not need to know who joins or leaves the team: you only have to verify those five master keys once and for all. The populate command will prompt you to do so; please do this cautiously by checking the fingerprints displayed againstthose published on our website.

Then, merge your pacman.conf with pacman.conf.pacnew, that is, enable package verification through the SigLevel option, and you should be good to go.

For details on the development of pacman and archlinux-keyring, see the blog posts ofAllanand Pierre.

@Arch Linux
Fabian Dost
2 years ago
i <3 it :tux
Fabian Dost
2 years ago
@Arch Linux @Linux-Group

#arch #linux

the normal arch installation is difficult. but now i found "bridge linux". i try it with #xfce and 64bit.

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Bridge Linux is an Arch Linux derivative that includes a GUI and standard applications. It comes in four separate editions with a choice of GNOME, KDE, LXDE or Xfce desktops.
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=bridge
http://millertechnologies.net/index.html
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Fabian Dost
2 years ago
oh wow #archbang is very nice and fast :-D
David Benfell
2 years ago
Up under Bridge Linux. So far, so good. I notice cinnamon seems broken under it, so I'm running XFCE.

I'll be picking up pieces for a while....
Miguel Aguilar
2 years ago
Hello Archers!!!

I will upload a package to the AUR with friendica. I need some help for the article in the official Arch wiki, especially for the translation ..

Hola a tod@s!!

Voy intentar subir un paquete al AUR con friendica. Necesitaré algo de ayuda para el artículo en la wiki oficial de Arch, sobre todo para la tracucción..
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Miguel Aguilar
2 years ago
Por cierto... Gracias Nohmen!!!
Nohmen
2 years ago
Por nada, cuando pueda dar una mano con la traducción avísenme.
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