1. Post #321
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    December 2006
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    What do you mean by widgets?
    wicd doesn't display widgets? Huh?
    I mean buttons etc. I was asking because changing my gtk theme wasn't affecting it but for some reason the changes took place after a restart.
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  2. Post #322
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    November 2005
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    snip for unobvious sarcasm
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  3. Post #323
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    September 2007
    386 Posts
    I just upgraded my arch linux packages and my kdm stopped working..
    i checked kdm log at /var/log/kdm.log
    Code:
    /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/kdm_greet: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libXi.so.6:  undefined symbol: _XGetRequest
    and i had this error at the log..

    anyone?

    btw, while upgrading pacman asked me if i want to replace
    these packages:
    Code:
    mach64-dri mga-dri r128-dri savage-dri sis-dri tdfx-dri
    with extra/libgl for some reason..
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  4. Post #324
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    May 2008
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    I just upgraded my arch linux packages and my kdm stopped working..
    i checked kdm log at /var/log/kdm.log
    Code:
    /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/kdm_greet: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libXi.so.6:  undefined symbol: _XGetRequest
    and i had this error at the log..

    anyone?
    Welcome to rolling release.
    It looks like Arch shipped a newer version of KDM that depends on a newer version of libXi than what Arch has on their repos.

    btw, while upgrading pacman asked me if i want to replace
    these packages:
    Code:
    mach64-dri mga-dri r128-dri savage-dri sis-dri tdfx-dri
    with extra/libgl for some reason..
    Those are video drivers for really old video cards, I think those drivers were removed from a recent version of Mesa.
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  5. Post #325
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    November 2005
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    Welcome to rolling release.
    It looks like Arch shipped a newer version of KDM that depends on a newer version of libXi than what Arch has on their repos.
    There's a git version of libXi in AUR: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=18975
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  6. Post #326
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    May 2010
    5,411 Posts
    I want to setup a VM to have as a webserver/git repo/general server to practice and mess around on but my laptop isnt the best so I want a lightweight distro, I was thinking of going with arch or are there any better solutions?
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  7. Post #327
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    May 2010
    5,411 Posts
    I have just installed arch in virtual box but I cant get the networking to work, I have tried both NAT and Bridged mode. Is there anything I can do to fix it?
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  8. Post #328
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    June 2010
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    I have just installed arch in virtual box but I cant get the networking to work, I have tried both NAT and Bridged mode. Is there anything I can do to fix it?
    There's lots of things you can do; I added you on steam so we can work it out, but for now you can try to find a way to add an ethernet device through your VM. Then follow instructions from the arch wiki here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...#Device_Driver
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  9. Post #329
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    January 2011
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    I have just installed arch in virtual box but I cant get the networking to work, I have tried both NAT and Bridged mode. Is there anything I can do to fix it?
    What exactly have you tried?
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  10. Post #330
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    May 2010
    5,411 Posts
    Aha, messed aroundwith some rc.conf settings and it seems to be working now :)
    sorry for my newby-ness
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  11. Post #331
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    May 2010
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    Is there a good GUI for Pacman similar to Ubuntu Software Center?
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  12. Post #332
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    May 2010
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    Is there a good GUI for Pacman similar to Ubuntu Software Center?
    terminal
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  13. Post #333
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    January 2010
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    I've asked this before but, should I really repair my disc, repartition and change my bootloader again? Or can I just tell arch to use my existing partition, that would make my life a lot simpler
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  14. Post #334
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    March 2005
    2,019 Posts
    Is there a good GUI for Pacman similar to Ubuntu Software Center?
    Nope, write your own if you want one.
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  15. Post #335
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    June 2010
    1,536 Posts
    How would a GUI make pacman any better?
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  16. Post #336
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
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    How would a GUI make pacman any better?
    More people would be attracted to using Arch Linux I suppose?
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  17. Post #337

    June 2011
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    More people would be attracted to using Arch Linux I suppose?
    If they can't use pacman without a GUI they shouldn't be using Arch.
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  18. Post #338
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    January 2007
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    Is there a good GUI for Pacman similar to Ubuntu Software Center?
    packagekit has some gui available, was decent when I tried it out
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  19. Post #339
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    June 2007
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    Hey, guys. I've never used linux before and I've got an old laptop that's collecting dust, thinking about formatting it and putting linux on it and use it for school. What distro would be perfect for someone new to linux to start off with? I'm not computer illiterate (if that's useful to know).
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  20. Post #340
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    June 2010
    1,536 Posts
    Hey, guys. I've never used linux before and I've got an old laptop that's collecting dust, thinking about formatting it and putting linux on it and use it for school. What distro would be perfect for someone new to linux to start off with? I'm not computer illiterate (if that's useful to know).
    Nobody seems to read the thread version... why even have one? ()

    Edited:

    Seriously though, I've had no complaints with Arch and it's my first linux install ever.
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  21. Post #341
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    June 2008
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    Use Arch unless you feel lazy and just want a working computer with no effort at all.
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  22. Post #342
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    June 2007
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    Okay, I'll have a look at Arch. I was told by a friend that uses linux that Arch only gives you a terminal upon a completed installation and reboot (i.e. it being very lightweight). Will the install package give me an option to install a desktop environment as well? Or will I need something like this?
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  23. Post #343
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    January 2011
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    Okay, I'll have a look at Arch. I was told by a friend that uses linux that Arch only gives you a terminal upon a completed installation and reboot (i.e. it being very lightweight). Will the install package give me an option to install a desktop environment as well? Or will I need something like this?
    The installation will only install the very base packages, including a select few devel packages you can select.

    After that, it's all up to you.
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  24. Post #344
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    November 2011
    482 Posts
    Just a little tip for you guys, when I was installing Arch I decided to use one of the daily snapshot ISOs rather than using the current release (2011.08.19). It's much easier and faster. Everything is pretty much upgraded for you and all you really have to do is connect to the internet and install the stuff you want. Of course, they're not tested that much, but if you're paranoid you can go ahead and do a test install in VirtualBox first.

    http://releng.archlinux.org/isos/
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  25. Post #345
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    May 2010
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    How would a GUI make pacman any better?
    My dad keeps asking me what the command was for installing stuff, so I thought it'd be easier for him to use a GUI.
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  26. Post #346
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    November 2011
    482 Posts
    My dad keeps asking me what the command was for installing stuff, so I thought it'd be easier for him to use a GUI.
    Make some aliases in bash that are more simple, something like
    "installsoftware firefox"

    Or maybe make a script that on launch of the terminal displays a list of the common commands he needs.
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  27. Post #347
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    January 2011
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    Make some aliases in bash that are more simple, something like
    "installsoftware firefox"

    Or maybe make a script that on launch of the terminal displays a list of the common commands he needs.
    Or print out a reference sheet. Or people could learn how to use the systems instead of having the system learn to be used differently.
    Unless this person has some kind of learning problem or disability, I see no reason not to just use the built-in stuff.
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  28. Post #348
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    Or print out a reference sheet. Or people could learn how to use the systems instead of having the system learn to be used differently.
    Unless this person has some kind of learning problem or disability, I see no reason not to just use the built-in stuff.
    I actually never thought of that. He's not dumb, just that the last distro he used was RHEL2. I'll edit his conky config and add some help.
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  29. Post #349
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    November 2005
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    You could easily create some aliases to make the basic pacman functions the same as yum.
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  30. Post #350
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    May 2008
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    You could easily create some aliases to make the basic pacman functions the same as yum.
    I'm not sure if RHEL2 had yum.
    But yum does have an easier interface than pacman in my opinion.

    yum install *package* would be easier to remember than pacman -S *package*
    I'm not even sure if I got the pacman one right because it's been so long since I've used it. But what does a capital S have to do with installing anything? I don't know.
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  31. Post #351
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    July 2009
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    It stands for sync. You're syncing your installation with the repository. Or more specifically the specified package.
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  32. Post #352
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    December 2006
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    The latest Linux Mint is actually really nice.
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  33. Post #353
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    January 2011
    2,551 Posts
    The latest Linux Mint is actually really nice.
    I tried installing it in a virtual machine, but that thing is a HOG! Even the CD installation of Lisa took too long for me to wait until the installation was done. Ubuntu was 10 times faster than that.
    I really liked their idea of using the Gnome shell with extensions and everything, but the entire system was just too slow for me :(
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  34. Post #354
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    August 2007
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    Anyone here do some GFS stuff with Centos 6? Mostly for Active/Active SAN setups?
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  35. Post #355
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    December 2006
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    I tried installing it in a virtual machine, but that thing is a HOG! Even the CD installation of Lisa took too long for me to wait until the installation was done. Ubuntu was 10 times faster than that.
    I really liked their idea of using the Gnome shell with extensions and everything, but the entire system was just too slow for me :(
    Weird, it's really speedy here.

    I must have been doing something very wrong with Arch, I'm getting a much bettery battery life with Mint.
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  36. Post #356
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    November 2011
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    The latest Linux Mint is actually really nice.
    I can't get it to boot on my PC (Tried UnetBootin, UniversalUSBinstaller, Win32diskimager).
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  37. Post #357
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    I can't get it to boot on my PC (Tried UnetBootin, UniversalUSBinstaller, Win32diskimager).
    got a spare CD/DVD?

    CD's always work out for me, when my USB stick doesen't boot a distro for some reason.
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  38. Post #358
    BBgamer720's Avatar
    November 2011
    482 Posts
    got a spare CD/DVD?

    CD's always work out for me, when my USB stick doesen't boot a distro for some reason.
    I wouldn't have thought it'd be a USB problem. Probably something to do with graphics drivers. Maybe I'm wrong. I'm content with Arch/Ubuntu for now though.
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  39. Post #359
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    January 2011
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    got a spare CD/DVD?

    CD's always work out for me, when my USB stick doesen't boot a distro for some reason.
    Stange. It's the exact opposite for me.
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  40. Post #360
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    December 2009
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    Question for you guys: What's your favorite interface?

    I'm personally fond of openbox because of its simplistic, straight-edged design, and hate KDE and its silly bubbly interfaces. I see a lot of love for some of the tiling interfaces, but I could never really get into those when I could operate openbox much faster than dwm or awesome. Besides, I never really understood how to navigate them.
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