[Arch Linux]Cannot fit to guest in Vmware workstation

Although Fit Guest Now was enabled after open-vm-tools was installed in Arch Linux, however clicking on Fit Guest Now did not have effect. I tried these steps and worked for me. Enable Accelerate 3D graphics in VM's display settings Install xf86-video-vmware driver sudo pacman -S xf86-video-vmware Ensure vmtoolsd starts, if not do this sudo systemctl … Continue reading [Arch Linux]Cannot fit to guest in Vmware workstation

[snap-store]Snap store fonts cannot be displayed in Arch Linux

The snap-store installation instruction can be found here. After installation the snap store fonts cannot be properly displayed, at first thought you may think it is due to fonts not installed, but actually a simple workaround can solve this issue. sudo rm -f /var/cache/fontconfig/* No restart is required on Arch Linux, relaunch the snap store … Continue reading [snap-store]Snap store fonts cannot be displayed in Arch Linux

[Linux]Arch Linux installation until xfce desktop

This is a personal note for me if I need to install Arch Linux on virtual box again. Arch Linux is unlike Linux Mint, it only comes with a shell after installation you will need to install the software you need by using pacman. Grand reference is to use the Arch Wiki. Live CD There … Continue reading [Linux]Arch Linux installation until xfce desktop

Wireshark (/usr/bin/dumpcap permission denied)

The error "/usr/bin/dumpcap permission denied" appeared when executing wireshark as a normal user. Using package manager to install wireshark may encounter this problem. This is solved by adding normal user into group wireshark: gpasswd -a cyrus wireshark Check to see if you are in the group wireshark: cat /etc/group |grep wireshark Once ensure your username … Continue reading Wireshark (/usr/bin/dumpcap permission denied)

Arch Linux: Installing packages from AUR (Installing google chrome)

I have the choice of installing packages from Arch Linux User Community Repository. Here is the summary of what I have done: 1. Pick a package from AUR, then download the tar package. 2. The tar contains PKGBUILD, untar it and a build directory is created. 3. Go to the build directory, and run makepkg … Continue reading Arch Linux: Installing packages from AUR (Installing google chrome)

Arch Linux: LXDE installation and start up

Install lxde pacman -S lxde Copy menu.xml, rc.xml and autostart to my home directory Login with my own normal user account: mkdir -p ~/.config/openbox cp /etc/xdg/openbox/{menu.xml,rc.xml,autostart} ~/.config/openbox Install gamin pacman -S gamin Modify .xinitrc to start lxde with startx Use my own personal normal user account, open ~/.xinitrc I created my own .xinitrc script because … Continue reading Arch Linux: LXDE installation and start up

Arch Linux: Desktop environment (Start from X)

I find LXDE installation is the easiest among other desktop environments. LXDE includes openbox as its windows manager. Before I install any desktop environment I installed a few things and did a few works. Avoid upgrade Arch mindlessly unless it was really necessary...ArchLinux is not difficult to install but it is very easy to break, … Continue reading Arch Linux: Desktop environment (Start from X)