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Arch Linux: Install OpenBox

Install OpenBox Transfer menu.xml, rc.xml and autostart in ~/.config/openbox Do this with normal user. Use ls -lah ~/.config/openbox to verify: Install pyxdg from the repo: pacman -S pyxdg Install xinit pacman -S xorg-xinit xinit is X.Org initialization program.   Install … Continue reading

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Arch Linux: Add group and add normal user

Add a group groupadd cyrus -g 1000 To verify: cat /etc/group Add user and put to group cyrus useradd cyrus Verify the account cat /etc/passwd Understand the sequence of passwd file username:password:UID:GID:Name:Home directory:shell Clear text password does not store in … Continue reading

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Arch Linux: Video driver (virtualbox)

I need a video driver in order to install X, and then OpenBox or other desktop manager. 1. Install libdrm-2.4.30-1. pacman -S libdrm 2. Install dkms. pacman -S dkms 3. Install virtualbox-archlinux-additions. pacman -S virtualbox-archlinux-additions 4. Manually load the drivers: … Continue reading

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Arch Linux: Turning on sshd

1. Create RSA key pairs: ssh-keygen. Save the generated key pairs as /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key 2. Turn on sshd service: sshd 3. Check if the service is present: netstat -antp |grep 22 4. Add a line in /etc/fstab to mount /dev/pts, this … Continue reading

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Arch Linux: Pacman package manager

Only core.db is installed in the hard disk, extra.db and community.db have to be downloaded. To download these database, I will need to use Pacman to synchronize the database: pacman uses the mirrorlist located in /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist file. Synchronizing repository database … Continue reading

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Arch Linux Installation (Part 4): Configuring system and GRUB

It is advisable to customize the configuration files, I would have to configure them after installation completed anyway. Let’s start customizing the config files! The default hostname was mylinux I think…Anyway I changed it to cyruslab instead, I walkthrough the … Continue reading

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Arch Linux Installation (Part 3) – Package selection and installation

The next stage is selecting package I need or I think I need. Arch Linux installation gives a lot of freedom to its user, by letting user to choose and select the packages he/she thinks he/she needs, I like this … Continue reading

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