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Arch followup actions

Once you’ve installed Arch Linux, a couple of things are … nice. Packages # standard ack cups dnsmasq git gnome-extra NetworkManager network-manager-applet ripgrep vim zsh # yaourt firefox-beta-bin ttf-ms-win10 visual-studio-code-bin   Configurations For network manager, I prefer dnsmasq as the tool of choice, especially when using VPN connections: [Main] dns=dnsmasq Enable services # enable systemctl […]

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Arch linux + yubikeys

To use “ykman” for arch linux, you do this: $ yaourt -S yubikey-manager pcsclite # THESE PACKAGES […] $ systemctl start pcscd # START SERVICE $ ykman info # TEST Device type: YubiKey NEO Serial number: 0123456 Firmware version: 3.4.3 Enabled connection(s): OTP+U2F+CCID Device capabilities: OTP: Enabled U2F: Enabled CCID: Enabled OPGP: Enabled PIV: Enabled […]

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Shutter can’t edit images on Arch

Unfortunately shutter does no longer work (or not yet, maybe, hopefully ­čśë with Wayland on Arch. But I still use it for image editing, namely screenshot annotations, for which this is the best tool by far I have ever found. Not to mention the most private one, cause everybody and his dog wants you to […]

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Install Arch with full disk encryption, btrfs and EFI

I recently had to re-install my beloved Arch Linux. For security I need (and use) full disk encryption. This is a cheatsheet for the whole procedure, because although the Arch Linux Wiki is excellent, it is also huge and sometimes you must pick your stuff together from many pages. This is what I am doing […]

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CUPS is … weird

CUPS is the printing system developed by Apple which is now also in use on pretty much every other Linux / Unix / *BSD box there is. Unfortunately, the process of managing printers is way more painful than the process on Arch Linux. At least with my setup, which is i3 running in a weirdly […]

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Linux font rendering sucks, a.k.a “Where is Boohomil”?

For some reason, the maintainer behind the “*-infinality” packages in Arch Linux “has gone missing” for a while. Why is that important to me? Because infinality is a patch set to a bunch of font and rendering packages, which make fonts under Linux look SO much better than the default setup. (Yes, there are still […]

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PyCharm, Arch linux & Python 3.6

Love Python. Love PyCharm. Love Arch Linux. Unfortunately Arch sneakily updated Python to 3.6. Cool, new version … but hey, why don’t my debug runs in PyCharm work any more?? ImportError: libpython3.5m.so.1.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Yup, pretty confusing. It seems unable to find shared python 3.5 library. Well. […]

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Shared clipboard for Arch as VMWare guest

… aaaand I wanted to have a shared clipboard. It’s again all in the wiki, but again a bit distributed. So here we go. First: Install open-vm-tools and gtkmm, then add some modules to system bootup “sudo pacman -S open-vm-tools gtkmm“ “sudo vim /etc/mkinitcpio.conf” Under “MODULES=…” add the following: “vmxnet3 vmw_vmci vmw_pvscsi vmw_balloon” (You probably […]

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The year of … the Printer.

Ah, ich bin langsam – der Post schimmelt schon eine Weile hier vor sich hin, weil ich den Screenshot hochlade. Jetzt isses soweit. Es geht also weiter mit: Drucken. Denn irgendwann lief das System schlie├člich, und ich kam an den Punkt, an dem ich etwas drucken wollte. Gnome war installiert, Firefox auch, also theoretisch (kenne […]

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The year of … the Installation.

Wie versprochen – ein klein wenig gemecker ├╝ber die Linux Desktop Bem├╝hungen. Erste H├╝rde: Die Installation. Meine Wahl fiel auf Arch Linux, das sollte gut sein, und ich wollte nicht auf den Ubuntu-Zug aufspringen. Bedingungen: Vollverschl├╝sselte Festplatte (incl. Swap und System), verlangt der Kunde. Ist prinzipiell gut dokumentiert, auch durch eine Howto eines Kollegen. Aber […]