Archive for the ‘Arch’ Category

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 😉

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

Migrate to Archlinux

March 11, 2011 2 comments

First time I heard this distro (Archlinux) I feel this distro so difficult, I think I can’t use it too, because Archlinux need manual configuration (start from setup untill install desktop manager). I prefer using auto-configure distro to archlinux, but I want to learn linux more and more. Then I try this distro, I find more complete wiki documentation for archlinux (this make newbie like me more easy to following installation steps). After fammiliar with this distro I decided to full migrating to archlinux. Archlinux so comfortable and very suitable for me. In prior distro I every day re-install linux and change distro, because I am not satisfied.. I need up to date application and system without re-install. All I want on Archlinux. The following are the features I liked from arch linux :
1. Rolling Release Distro, so I not need to wait new release, I just update and get up to date system 😉
2. More stable
3. Manual Configuration, so I can learn linux
4. More completed wiki documentation
5. Alternative distro

Thanks to :
– Judd Vinet and Aaron Griffin
– Archlinux community