Replace Networkmanager with wicd

April 27, 2011 Leave a comment

One year I never use KDE, but now I want to try it. KDE still has bug in Network Management widget. If I connect using usb modem screen may freeze. If you have same problem like me, try replace networmanager with wicd and use wvdial to connect with your usb modem. Install the following packages :

pacman -S wicd wicd-gtk

add wicd to daemons list in /etc/rc.conf. Don’t forget to disable networkmanager daemon first.

Happy Arching 😉


Archlinux failed to boot ( fail to mount root partition)

April 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Since I use archlinux, I never found this error. I’m shocked..! Arch failed to boot normaly  because can’t mount root partition and some filesystem error. System ask me to do remount root ” mount -n -o remount,rw /” and I restarting system. But still failed to login. Then I try to edit fstab configuration with Ubuntu Live CD, because in archlinux fallback mode I can’t edit fstab. I just add mount option for root filesystem like this :

/dev/sda1 / ext4 defaults,noatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1

and my system can start normaly again 😉

Firefox 4 KDE theme

April 21, 2011 Leave a comment

If you are using firefox in KDE Desktop, firefox theme not integrate well in KDE Desktop. Although KDE has own browser, I prefer use Firefox than KDE browser. You can try this firefox theme for best look firefox in KDE Desktop

Theme can download here
Thanks to jimmy88 for greatz theme

Flashgot decrease prozilla download speed

April 3, 2011 2 comments

Prozilla is my favorite download manager in linux machine. To integrate prozilla with Firefox I need flashgot addon. But when I try using flashgot, download speed decreased 50%, I use conky for monitoring download speed. It’s bug? because without flashgot, prozilla get optimal download speed.

Make VLC (KDE Apps) Look Nice in XFCE

April 2, 2011 Leave a comment

I like VLC media player as my default media player… its have more feature and comportable for me. When I try in xfce desktop, vlc theme look so ugly because not use my default desktop theme. If you found this problem, you can try the following trick :
1. press ALT+F2 and type qtconfig   (thanks to brother hellnest ; ) )
2. In select GUI Style choose GTK+
3. Save your configuration (File -> Save)
4. Restart your KDE apps

Ristretto error while try to activate thumbnailbar

March 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Gnome 3 make me must use XFCE as my desktop manager. I was familiar with eog in gnome. But in xfce, ristretto is default image viewer. I don’t know, this is bug or not.. when I try to activate thumbnailbar, ristretto error. I try to close and re-open ristretto, but Image still not displayed. If you found this problem, you can try the following trick :
1. Open Settings Editor
2. Find ristretto chanel in left panel
3. Expand window tree in right panel
4. Change show-thumbnailbar value to FALSE

Mac OS Like theme for Archlinux

March 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Acher who wanna modify her/his desktop look like Mac OS, can try this theme.. this theme base on Glossy P theme. I have tested this theme on Archlinux and work well.. If you wanna try this theme you can download here

Enjoy 😉

Categories: Arch