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Arch FINALLY BOOTS

Posted 03-02-2019 at 07:41 AM by schulidr (An open source user evolution)

I set about on a quest recently to scratch the itch of completing an install of Arch on my older laptop. I had tried it in the past with no luck and I was reluctant to do it again but through someone who has become somewhat of a mentor and friend to, I was persuaded to try it one more time. My void install that mimicked the look of an old Solaris machine would soon become a dual-boot project bigger than I thought was possible.

Starting out I needed a plan of what I wanted to do...
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Posted in New to Linux
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Makepkg makepkg.conf Optimizations

Posted 03-12-2016 at 05:59 AM by ugjka
Updated 03-12-2016 at 10:07 AM by ugjka

Here are my /etc/makepkg.conf Optimizations

Makepkg.conf is used whenever you build a package from the Aur or any other source. (makepkg -si)

1) Set -march and -mtune to native to optimize packages to your CPU architecture.
Do not fiddle with this if you are building packages for someone else who has different CPU

Code:
CFLAGS="-march=native -mtune=native -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector-strong --param=ssp-buffer-size=4"
CXXFLAGS="-march=native
...
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Moved to Mint Nadia Cinnamon!

Posted 01-11-2013 at 05:08 PM by bhupendra
Updated 01-11-2013 at 05:11 PM by bhupendra (add a line)

With sadness I had to bid goodbye to Ubuntu 12.10. No, it was not Unity, because I quite liked it.
Just that applications began crashing once too often. When this became a constant irritation, the nearest I could think of was Mint. So for now sorry Ubuntu.
I also managed to install Arch Linux on a dual boot with Linux Mint. I tested the installation procedure as described in the Arch Wiki in Virtual Box first. After a few misfires I managed to get it right. Then I backed up all data...
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Sound on flash and everywhere else at the same time, in Arch

Posted 08-13-2010 at 12:57 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags alsa, arch, flash, oss, sound

There had been a weird problem with sound on Arch. Whenever there was a flash item being displayed (or perhaps flash using sound, I suppose), there would be no sound elsewhere. And if there were sound elsewhere, whenever you play something on flash, it would conversely be mute.

The fix is quite simple:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wilco
After having some troubles with alsa I managed to fix this once and for all. The problem was I could not run flash+firefox and some other application that uses sound,
...
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Notes on how I may have managed to get wacom tablet to work on Arch, before I completely forget it

Posted 08-13-2010 at 09:35 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-13-2010 at 09:38 AM by the dsc

By "work" I mean having "hovering" and "keepshape" mode, not just a worthless slow "pen-mouse". My thinking is that it wasn't working due to concurrent configuration files. There isn't only xorg.conf, but on /etc/X11 there is a xorg.conf.d folder, and there there was a ##-wacom.conf or something, with different settings than the ones I had set manually on xorg.conf.

HAL is deprecated, or something like that, and I don't have any .fdi file for...
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