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Arch: post installation; herbstluftwm, flash

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Using the Beginners’ Guide and the Xorg wiki pages, installing X is not very hard. I just installed the required packages with pacman.

Then I needed a window manager. I chose herbstluftwm, which I haven’t used until now. Thorsten, the author, studies at the same university as I and I think it’s a cool project. As I’m trying out new stuff anyway, the decision was a no-brainer.

I installed herbstluftwm-git via yaourt. I copied the example configuration files from /etc/xdg/herbstluftwm to ~/.config/herbstluftwm and created a .xinitrc.

Launching X with startx worked at the first attempt. chromium and flashplugin also were easy to install. Just sound didn’t work right away, which I solved by consulting the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) wiki page.

But fullscreen flash didn’t work right away. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by johnLate

March 31st, 2012 at 2:45 pm

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First steps with Arch Linux

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Core message (aka “TL;DR”): If you’re new to Arch Linux, start with:

those pages will probably save you a lot of time and frustration.

I finally decided to try out Arch Linux. I did the base install a few days ago. A bunch of unrelated stuff has happened since then, so I hope I recall the following correctly.

As always when trying out new stuff, I could rely on my talent to immediately run into some issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by johnLate

March 27th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

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