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#1 Re: Hardware & Multimedia » New motherboard, new system? » 2012-06-17 18:48:38

Mr Green wrote:

Would selecting fallback not do the trick?

Yes it certainly would, didn't think of it in the moment.

#2 Re: Hardware & Multimedia » New motherboard, new system? » 2012-06-17 08:28:56

mastis wrote:

My motherboard is broken and i'm getting a new one from guarantee. I'm getting Asrock z-68 instead of Asus what i had before because they aren't selling that model anymore. Can i use my old system or do i have to re-install AB?

Once you have your new mother board installed, boot into LiveCD, chroot into your archbang partition, remove drivers related to old hardware (Video), edit files that relate to the older hardware, (ex. rc.conf if you have NIC card modules set there, /etc/udev/rules.d/10-network.rules, /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d files you may have modified, /etc/modules.d files and etc. If you have not modified any of these type files you probably don't need to worry about this aspect. Install appropriate drivers for video, wireless, etc., and lastly run "mkinitcpio -p linux" in root shell from the chrooted environment.

#3 Re: Announcements » ArchBang 2012.05 is out in the wild » 2012-05-03 12:00:28

LinuxFreak wrote:
ArchVortex wrote:

It's the right release.

The first ArchBang release was in January 2010. Don't know what you were using in 2002 cuz it wasn't ArchBang. I was using Slackware and Gentoo smile

oliver is right, it was ArchBang for me right from the beginning in 2002.

LMFAO!! Yeah.....and I was using Redhat 6.2 in 1993 LOL!

#4 Re: Installation » [SOLVED]Problem installing ktechlab-zoltan_p-git-20120428 » 2012-05-02 22:11:23

What ever works for you. I think oliver was meaning for you to add /opt/bin or /opt/kde/bin to your $PATH.(which ever it is)
Type in term:

echo $PATH

to check $PATH.

#5 Re: Installation » [SOLVED]Problem installing ktechlab-zoltan_p-git-20120428 » 2012-04-30 06:07:35

I think these are the executive binaries along these paths here:
/opt/kde/bin/microbe
/opt/kde/bin/ktechlab

type /opt/kde/bin/ktechlab in a user term and see if it will run.

#6 Re: Offtopic » between the wiki and the GUI » 2012-04-06 06:08:58

Well, when you consider all wiki info is provided freely by persons who choose to offer what they can, when they can...freely, you can not make much demands on that. I think it's a little presumptuous even to bring it up. You take what they provide thankfully, and what they have not had the time to provide, you dig to the bottom of the barrel yourself looking for the answer. When you have found the answer/solution to that problem after digging hard yourself, you then help others by providing that information as to help others. There's a saying, "You Shouldn't have takin' more than you gave". Basically all that is going on here is users helping users freely of their own time. Nobody owes us anything in regards to FOSS. It's a "you take, you give community", but not a "I want, I demand" community.

#7 Re: Installation » Installation on USB Pen Drive » 2012-04-06 05:31:06

You can do a full install of ArchBang to the USB flashdrive (or any usb drive) via the ArchBang LiveCD.
If your trying to make it more like a bootable iso image(bootable CD image) with persistence look at (Similar to Frugal Installs):
http://wiki.archbang.org/index.php?titl … so_Install

#8 Re: Openbox » [SOLVED] changing desktop environment » 2012-04-05 11:50:22

If Using Slim as login manager you would need to add subtle to the session line in the /etc/slim.conf file.
If you are not planning to use a login manager, search this forum, there have been several good posts dealing with this issue on this forum.

#9 Re: Introductions » I'm danny i need Help ...... !!! » 2012-04-05 08:17:02

Sounds like you are trying to edit the file as user, you need to be superuser (root)
start a terminal, type "sudo -i" and now you are in a root term. Start pcmanfm, thunar or whatever is the Archbang default GUI shell these days, by typing the binary name in the terminal shell and hit enter. (pcmanfm &) Then drill over to /boot/grub/menu.lst, right click on menu.lst file and choose leafpad.  Edit the Window stanzas and save changes.

title WindBlows @ 7
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p15.html

#10 Re: Hardware & Multimedia » [SOLVED]Nvidia nouveau drivers & printer » 2012-04-02 10:51:55

pelasgos wrote:
Kruppt wrote:
pelasgos wrote:

Because, i want to change the resolution to default 1680x1050...

What?!! =-(

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HC … 81024MB.29

You can achieve this resolution with nvidia drivers if your monitor can actually do that resolution.
Using the nvidia drivers is the way to go for this card, forget nouveau.

OK, installed nvidia and works ok.




Kruppt wrote:

Not sure but I think these are the drivers you need for your printer.
scangearmp-mp140
cnijfilter-common-i386 OR cnijfilter-common-x86_64 depending on wither your running i686 x86_64 OS
All are packages in AUR.


I installed them but now , how can i configure the printer to work???

Setup the printer via cups from your browser using the below url:
http://localhost:631/

#11 Re: Hardware & Multimedia » [SOLVED]Nvidia nouveau drivers & printer » 2012-03-31 08:06:36

pelasgos wrote:
Kruppt wrote:
pelasgos wrote:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G92 [GeForce 9800 GT] (rev a2)
what? :S

A quick search showed that the nvidia drivers work fine with this card. Why then do you want to install the nouveau drivers with this card?

Because, i want to change the resolution to default 1680x1050...

What?!! =-(

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HC … 81024MB.29

You can achieve this resolution with nvidia drivers if your monitor can actually do that resolution.
Using the nvidia drivers is the way to go for this card, forget nouveau.

#12 Re: Hardware & Multimedia » [SOLVED]Nvidia nouveau drivers & printer » 2012-03-30 06:27:03

khaos64 wrote:

So seems all is working. I do not know much bout bumblebee and its config but so far what Ive read is that it uses the Intel by defualt and is user defined on when using the Nvidia card, is there no way to reverse it - I would rather use the Nvidia by defualt and then switch to the intel as needed.

"In most cases there is no way to use only the DGP (nvidia in your case) and all the switching and rendering is controlled by software"
What I have gathered from reading thus far about this hybrid system, the IGP is the chipset that is actually "hard-wired" to hardware outputs whereas the DGP is not. So if you only wanted to deal with one chipset for the time being, until you have the system hammered out...it would be the Intel driver and chipset that you would want enabled and not the DGP. I haven't been able to really read into this all that much yet ..but here are a few links that may be helpful in keeping abreast of this hybrid bunk..HA.

https://launchpad.net/~hybrid-graphics-linux
http://linux-hybrid-graphics.blogspot.com/
http://hybrid-graphics-linux.tuxfamily. … ACPI_calls
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Hybrid_graphics

#13 Re: Hardware & Multimedia » [SOLVED]Nvidia nouveau drivers & printer » 2012-03-30 05:24:14

khaos64 wrote:
Kruppt wrote:

Did you uninstall nouveau etc, and undo all the changes done previously when trying to install nouveau?
To go down the path you are now going, you would have to answer yes to the removal of gcc-libs. That is not forcing. If you mean should you use the -f option, no you shouldn't. I have not had any time to really check this out enough to give you a definitive answer on this setup of yours. It looks like you have to install the intel driver first before you install nvidia, bumblebee and related, have you already done this? (intel) I really don't feel right giving any direction on installing drivers in relation to this optimus setup, have not installed drivers for this setup myself. This looks like a mess in the making.

Thanks, this is a new installation that I havent install the nouveau yet, so not an issue, I have installed xf86-video-intel, bumblebee, nvidia-bumblebee - which seems to have also installed nvidia-utils-bumblebee. Thats what I thought about gcc, but it was packer that I guess automatically said no, and so I tired to just remove using pacman, and that failed but used pacman to install gcc-libs-multilib and it removed and installed, then was able to use packer to install the lib32-virtualgl.


Now just have to figure out between the nvidia and dkms-nvidia what is the actul difference?


Dynamic Kernel Modules System
Running a new Kernel requires all modules to be recompiled. DKMS automates doing this, you don't have to manage this your self for future kernel-upgrades.

If it were myself I would go for the normal driver, and if i felt I wanted to try the dkms-nvidia system, I would clone my existing install to another partition, and install the dkms-nvidia driver and related there. Put each to use....see if all worked over a period of time or not..then decide which system I was going to keep after a few upgrades(kernel, xorg, nvidia) on each and such....put both systems through some use before making my choice. If one or the other ended up being more problematic...dump it and keep using the one that seems to be the more solid solution...but that's me.

#14 Re: Pacman/Packages » New to linux and arch - question about mirrors and pacman » 2012-03-28 20:38:52

I have no idea, there may be, but I'm not up on those options. I just edit the /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist file, commenting out or delete mirrors that are problematic and not use them. I'd just Cntrl-c the current process, delete the mirror, sync and try the next.

#15 Re: Hardware & Multimedia » [SOLVED]Nvidia nouveau drivers & printer » 2012-03-28 20:09:36

khaos64 wrote:

Thanks for the reply, I am currently following the Bumblebee wiki, and it says:

Note: If you want to run a 32-bit application on a 64-bit system you must install lib32-virtualgl and proper lib32-* libraries.

Installing Bumblebee with Intel / NVidia

Install bumblebee from AUR, and then install the special nvidia packages nvidia-bumblebee and nvidia-utils-bumblebee for bumblebee:
Warning: Don't install the original nvidia-utils for Bumblebee - it will break your system !

It is secure now to install the nvidia driver:

# pacman -S nvidia

Note: You can install dkms-nvidia from AUR instead of nvidia if you need it.

Couple of questions. 1. Which should I use? dkms-nvidia or nvidia
                                  2.  I get the following error when trying to install 'lib32-virtualgl'

: gcc-libs-multilib and gcc-libs are in conflict. Remove gcc-libs? [y/N] 
error: unresolvable package conflicts detected
error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies)
:: gcc-libs-multilib and gcc-libs are in conflict
Installation failed.

Do I force this, how do I get it to go through? There seems to be a lot of dependencies of gcc-libs.

Thanks.

Did you uninstall nouveau etc, and undo all the changes done previously when trying to install nouveau?
To go down the path you are now going, you would have to answer yes to the removal of gcc-libs. That is not forcing. If you mean should you use the -f option, no you shouldn't. I have not had any time to really check this out enough to give you a definitive answer on this setup of yours. It looks like you have to install the intel driver first before you install nvidia, bumblebee and related, have you already done this? (intel) I really don't feel right giving any direction on installing drivers in relation to this optimus setup, have not installed drivers for this setup myself. This looks like a mess in the making.

#16 Re: Hardware & Multimedia » [SOLVED]Nvidia nouveau drivers & printer » 2012-03-28 19:21:05

pelasgos wrote:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G92 [GeForce 9800 GT] (rev a2)
what? :S

A quick search showed that the nvidia drivers work fine with this card. Why then do you want to install the nouveau drivers with this card?

#18 Re: Hardware & Multimedia » [SOLVED]Nvidia nouveau drivers & printer » 2012-03-28 10:08:55

pelasgos wrote:

Y0 ur guide didnt work.It boots with 1680x1050 and when it logins a black screen with colours shows up and nothing. please help.

Well you didn't give much to go on......so you probably got more of my time than I should have offered.  ;-)

#19 Re: Hardware & Multimedia » [SOLVED]Nvidia nouveau drivers & printer » 2012-03-28 10:04:42

khaos64 wrote:

I started using archbang because I just couldn't get X to configure right with just arch and when I installed archbang X seemed to be configured so that I didn't need to do anything, but was still using the vesa drivers. But I want to use the nouveau or even the proprietary drivers. I followed your instructions Kruppt but I ended up with the samething as when using just arch. 

Everything seemed to go smoothly but when I rebooted the screen is completely off centered, x-axis is good but y-axis is about 1.5-2 inches too high on 15.6 in screen. I tried using viewport and virtual when using arch under a display subsection but I didn't see any difference, and eventually gave up.

And It also seems that the computer still runs on the vesa driver, because It defaults to the integrated card instead of my nvidia card.  On arch, I had ran X -configure, and tried to alter xorg.conf so it only had 1 screen section and 1 device section with the device defined  to the nvidia card with the BusID option, but startx would only error to: Fatal error no screens found.

After following these instructions, I wasn't sure where to go as there is no xorg.conf file, it uses the file in xorg.conf.d. And I am pretty new to Linux. I tired adding the BusID option in the 20-nouveau.conf file, and removing the vesa drivers, but I just got the same error - Fatal no screens found.

I also thought I would be smart and go into the BIOS and disable the onboard video card so it wouldn't be seen by X, but there wasn't an option to do so, but I didnt give up, I then flashed my bios w/ an update - and I saw an option to alter the graphics settings --but there was only options for Switchable or use the integrated card -- no only dedicated. 


So I am kinda stuck, I have since reinstalled and currently updating the whole system. I dont' want to go through the steps again and mess up X like it was before.  But any advice will be great, if I need to do these steps then post all the log files and settings of the messed up X I will, but just wanted to post first. Thanks in advance.

[user@archbang ~]$ lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 540M] (rev a1)

Hmmm I'm not sure the nouveau driver will work with that chipset. (Will look into it when I find some time) I am unfamiliar with these chipsets as I do not own anything that uses them. [GeForce GT 540M] This post would benifit those running older nvidia cards that the proprietary drivers are no longer being updated. (nvidia-96xx, nvidia-173xx) I should edit this post to specify that so others running newer chipsets don't attempt applying this on their systems.  I Think you should be attemping to install proprietary nvidia drivers and bumblebee, but can not help you with that as I have not had to deal with these cards/chipsets myself. I think ArchVotex has posted a post in regards to these chipsets sometime in the recent past that may be of some help.

#20 Re: Hardware & Multimedia » [SOLVED]Nvidia nouveau drivers & printer » 2012-03-22 10:14:36

Not sure but I think these are the drivers you need for your printer.
scangearmp-mp140
cnijfilter-common-i386 OR cnijfilter-common-x86_64 depending on wither your running i686 x86_64 OS
All are packages in AUR.

#21 Re: Hardware & Multimedia » [SOLVED]Nvidia nouveau drivers & printer » 2012-03-21 19:56:22

pelasgos wrote:

i don't understand the step with grub. Remove "vga=" what do you mean ???
What do i remove from here? heres menu.lst:

Earlier versions had "xorg=vesa nomodeset" you would remove this. In your case all you have to do is remove "nomodeset"

#22 Re: Hardware & Multimedia » [SOLVED]Nvidia nouveau drivers & printer » 2012-03-21 16:01:08

NOTE!!! This nouveau post is for those who have older nvidia chipsets that are no longer supported via nvidia proprietary drivers!! (cards/chipsets that would normally be using the nvidia-96xx and nvidia-173xx drivers) this setup has not been tested on newer chipsets!!

If you have attempted installation of nvidia drivers and related remove them first before proceeding.
Just an Example:

pacman -R nvidia nvidia-utils libcl libvdpau

From root shell/tty to install nouveau:

pacman -S xf86-video-nouveau nouveau-dri mesa libgl

When pacman is finished, again from same root shell:

nano /etc/mkinitcpio.conf

Look for the line in this config file that starts with --> MODULES= <-- Edit it to look as below code box example:

MODULES="nouveau"

When completed save changes to file. (Ctrl X, then Y, Enter)
When back at the root shell prompt do as follows in root shell:

touch /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nouveau.conf

Now open this new file with nano text editor in same root shell:

nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nouveau.conf

Type in text exactly as shown in below code box example. Then save changes to file. (Ctrl X, then Y, Enter)

    Section "Device"
        Identifier "Nvidia card"
        Driver "nouveau"
    EndSection

Now Run these two commands from same root shell in shown order:

echo >> /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf
echo 'blacklist nvidia' >> /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf

Now Remove all "vga=" "xorg=vesa" "nomodeset" options from your kernel commandline in /boot/grub/menu.lst. Open menu.lst file in Nano text editor:

nano /boot/grub/menu.lst

Save changes to file. (Ctrl X, then Y, Enter)
When back at root shell prompt run mkinitcpio as in below code box example:

mkinitcpio -p linux

When initd images are finished building ...and you are now back at the prompt, reboot to see if all is kosher.

shutdown -r now

#24 Re: Openbox » How to make applications in ~/bin/ "high-priority"? » 2012-03-19 05:15:06

Did you add ~/bin to the path or /home/archie/bin?
Depending on which shell is interpreting the ~/bin it could be that it is looking for /root/bin.
For example ...in a root shell run "ls -al ~/bin" it will list files/directories in /root/bin (which probably doesn't exist unless you made a /root/bin also) Another words remove ~/bin from path and add /home/archie/bin to the path and see if that works.

#26 Re: Openbox » How to make applications in ~/bin/ "high-priority"? » 2012-03-18 17:14:13

To keep things simple ...I'd just create a /usr/share/applications/firefox-aurora.desktop file.
From root shell:

touch /usr/share/applications/firefox-aurora.desktop

Then copy and paste the contents of below code box to the file, save changes and be done with it.
From same root shell:

leafpad /usr/share/applications/firefox-aurora.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Firefox Aurora
GenericName=Web Browser
Exec=/home/archie/bin/firefox/firefox %u
Icon=/home/archie/bin/firefox/icons/mozicon128.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml;text/mml;x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;
StartupNotify=true
Categories=Internet;WebBrowser;

Then edit the keyboard shortcut file so it points to /usr/share/applications/firefox-aurora.desktop.
Firefox Aurora will show up in the Openbox menu upon menu regeneration.

#28 Re: Installation » SOLVED!I Can't see my USB External devices after System Update/Upgrade » 2012-03-17 10:43:39

I did a quick read on the Udev page you supplied a link to in your first post.
From what I gather, you would create a /etc/udev/rules.d/11-media-by-label-auto-mount.rules file like so:(From a Root Shell)

touch /etc/udev/rules.d/11-media-by-label-auto-mount.rules

Then drill to this "empty" file you just created '11-media-by-label-auto-mount.rules' via your GUI file manager and right click on it, open the file in a gui text editor, then copy and paste contents from below code box into this '11-media-by-label-auto-mount.rules' file, and save changes to file when completed.

# Start at sdb to avoid system harddrive. 
KERNEL!="sd[b-z][0-9]", GOTO="media_by_label_auto_mount_end"

# Import FS infos
IMPORT{program}="/sbin/blkid -o udev -p %N"

# Get a label if present, otherwise specify one
ENV{ID_FS_LABEL}!="", ENV{dir_name}="%E{ID_FS_LABEL}"
ENV{ID_FS_LABEL}=="", ENV{dir_name}="usbhd-%k"

# Global mount options
ACTION=="add", ENV{mount_options}="relatime"
# Filesystem-specific mount options
ACTION=="add", ENV{ID_FS_TYPE}=="vfat|ntfs", ENV{mount_options}="$env{mount_options},utf8,gid=100,umask=002"

# Mount the device
ACTION=="add", RUN+="/bin/mkdir -p /media/%E{dir_name}", RUN+="/bin/mount -o $env{mount_options} /dev/%k /media/%E{dir_name}"

# Clean up after removal
ACTION=="remove", ENV{dir_name}!="", RUN+="/bin/umount -l /media/%E{dir_name}", RUN+="/bin/rmdir /media/%E{dir_name}"

# Exit
LABEL="media_by_label_auto_mount_end"

As to your fstab file, just add lines for each device node (obtained via fdisk -l and ls -lF /dev/disk/by-uuid) you what to have a mount point for.
Since you are using UUID's you would use uuid's for each USB device/partition (found by running "ls -lF /dev/disk/by-uuid")
As an example the added fstab lines would look something like below code box example, but obviously you would have to supply proper uuids, the UUID's below are bogus.
Create the /media/sdb1 and /media/sdc5 folders if they do not already exist. (from root shell# mkdir -p /media/sdb1;mkdir -p /media/sdc5)

UUID=wheirmnt-2jh3-nrut-23mn-12lgjtu7enfj /media/sdb1 auto auto,users,exec,relatime 0 0
UUID=ntofntly-myfl-plti-40or-2j48f95l0fu5 /media/sdc5 auto auto,users,exec,relatime 0 0

#29 Re: Openbox » Mouse cursor disappearing when hovering over certain things » 2012-03-12 21:34:03

phillyman1025 wrote:

Ok I figured out how to fix this. I fooled around and found out that my cursor issues started right after I installed the xcursor-vanilla-dmz package. I uninstalled the mouse cursor themes and this seemed to solve my problem. I guess that means that I won't be able to use any xcursor themes though.

....there are many screwy cursor themes. I downloaded many of them and went through quite a few of them a while ago. Not all cursor themes are kosher, lots of buggy crap from my experience. You are not locked in using just the themes from the repos. I have installed cursor themes from KDE.org and elsewhere. There are loads of cursor themes available, just need to search for them, download the ones you like and go through them. Weed out the ones that are buggy and keep the ones that are not. I'll post a few link to some sites later...after I locate them again. Read the page Mr. Green posted a link to in this thread to know how to setup/configure the cursor themes.


Create a ~/.icons/default/ directory:

$ mkdir -p ~/.icons/default

Create a ~/.icons/default/index.theme file:

touch ~/.icons/default/index.theme

add the following to ~/.icons/default/index.theme file:

 [icon theme] 
Inherits=foobar
echo ' [icon theme] ' >> ~/.icons/default/index.theme
echo 'Inherits=foobar' >> ~/.icons/default/index.theme

You would obviously substitute the actual Cursor Theme name for "foobar" in the above.

#30 Re: Hardware & Multimedia » mount sdb1 on boot » 2012-03-12 10:30:31

Here's an example line to add to your fstab file. You could use uuid's instead of a device node. Run "ls -lF /dev/disk/by-uuid" in a term to obtain the uuid of the sdb1 partition.

/dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1 auto auto,users,exec,relatime 0 0

#31 Re: Offtopic » What other Linux OS are you running or distro hopping with besides AB? » 2012-03-11 12:04:49

Well ...when booted back in to your normal OS....(archbang...Ubuntu..?)

chown -vR YOURUSERNAME /mnt/WHATEVER_YOUR_DATA_PARTITION/some_folder
and
chgrp -vR "YOURUSERNAME OR....whatever the group was" /mnt/WHATEVER_YOUR_DATA_PARTITION/some_folder

#32 Re: Hardware & Multimedia » Laptop Always Freezing » 2012-03-11 11:33:54

Add below to your grub kernel stanza in /boot/grub/menu.lst file and see what happens.

 
acpi_osi="Linux" pcie_aspm=force

Or patch the kernel with proper patch per your version from here: =-)
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/stable-review/

#33 Re: Offtopic » Ordered a Pi » 2012-03-05 09:30:50

Mr Green wrote:

Would be very low power with only 256mb ram... music server possibly

This would make a nice Home NAS, Print Server, Web server?. Connect this Pi to a  DD-WRT router and a 2TB USB HDD. Setup Open SSH, Rsync, Rsnapshot and etc on this PI and you have a centralized backup system for all comps on the LAN, and could be accessed from the WAN also. Cool device. I thought I did good hackin' a NSLU2 running nix with 32MB and 266MHz for $15. This little Pi screams compared to my unslung NSLU2. I'm sure it would make a nice cheap home NAS.

#34 Re: Installation » [Solved] Live USB freezes on splash screen » 2012-03-02 11:45:48

yotops wrote:
Mr Green wrote:

Assuming you are still running Ubuntu plug in usb stick and see it archbang is on it [ie check for files and directories]

The usb contains the files

pablokal wrote:

Have you been able to boot other usb installs/ live usb's?

Using the same usb stick I was able to boot into Mint using the Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator but I had the same problem when I made the Live USB using the "dd" command. Am I issuing this command properly? Is there another way to create an Archbang live usb? Unetbootin didn't work.

Thanks

Yes .....you can do a full install using the installer on the ArchBang LiveCD.
I've had situations on some machines...though they provided boot from USB via bios,
they would not boot off USB devices that had ext2/3/4 filesystems or a dd image.
Generally they were lower grade comps made by Compaq or HP. They would boot USB devices with FAT16/32 filesystems though.
You could search this forum for a post I made in regards to using PLOP boot manager to get around this problem,
BUT this method does not work on some of these type machines either.
I don't own any of these type myself....but I've run into this problem on other comps someone else owns.

#37 Re: Installation » Problem with Wireless on Laptop » 2012-02-29 22:45:30

Ok ...to finish up then...from root terminal do:

touch /etc/modprobe.d/iwlagn.conf
echo '#!/bin/bash' >> /etc/modprobe.d/iwlagn.conf
echo 'options iwlagn bt_coex_active=0' >> /etc/modprobe.d/iwlagn.conf

#38 Re: Installation » Problem with Wireless on Laptop » 2012-02-29 19:58:13

From root terminal:

rmmod iwlagn

modprobe iwlagn bt_coex_active=0

Then try connecting...any luck?

#39 Re: Installation » Problem with Wireless on Laptop » 2012-02-29 18:58:51

Post output of "dmesg|grep iwlagn" to forum after trying to connect.

#40 Re: Openbox » .xinitrc trouble - Failed to execute... » 2012-02-26 08:49:22

Mitfree wrote:

Alright, I switched to KDM as you guys suggested. That got both KDE and openbox up and running. Thanks

Out of curiosity, what would It take to get SLIM working again? SLIM should still be available to start both environments too, right? Is it simple to switch back?

We've gone over this stuff before, just search || SLIM || .xinitrc  || inittab ||in this forum's search and you will find the answer.

#41 Re: Installation » OUTDATED » 2012-02-10 14:31:33

Thanks ArchVortex, it is appreciated.

#42 Re: Installation » Moving to a bigger drive... » 2012-02-05 10:28:17

francois.e wrote:

<snip>error X respawning too fast. I just reinstall archbang on the partition the same way.<snip>

 
/dev/sda9: UUID="a1c477b1-ad99-4f2c-a513-aadbb4cd2e5e" TYPE="ext4" 
/dev/sda10: UUID="9a241518-ae4f-4fd6-aaee-c016372c6339" TYPE="swap" 

Don't get me wrong. I have tried the solution of the fstab in the preceeding  post, and even changed for something in the same taste but using the above uuid partition identification numbers with disastrous consequences, that is file check of every partition and fixing errors. This with the end result that archbang would not reboot.

Given the preceeding blkid output how would you suggest me to build the fstab for archbang?

If you  are trying to clone from a source system that is different than the target system, there is a bit more to it than just editing your fstab file to reflect proper UUID's on target machine. If target machine has a different video chip for instance, obviously the video drivers will not work and you would get the "X respawing to fast error". The source system's drivers would have to be removed on target system and the proper video drivers would need to be installed for target system. If there are differences in architecture, and hardware between source and target, there are several other changes that need to be done as will. For one you would need to run mkinitcpio from a chroot environment or fallback kernel/intrd to build a new initrd image. Edits would need to be done in files that reside in /etc/wicd, /etc/udev, rc.conf, host.. just to name a few. This thread was pertinent to a situation where the target and source partitions/drives reside on the very same machine, just different drives and/or partitions being used. The source and target were being used on the same computer. If your trying to clone from one machine to another there are several more steps that need to be done. That said, cloning across computers of different platforms, the info in this thread does not suffice. I do not have the time to go into every detail of what is needed to do something like that today. It is doable without to much effort, but the detailed write out of doing so is beyond my available time to do so today. It would be a good thing to go into at some point in time, and make a detailed help of this nature in another Post.

#43 Re: Installation » Moving to a bigger drive... » 2012-02-05 07:46:10

francois.e wrote:

Thanks a lot Mr Green.

Its nice to have a little guidance. It takes some time to get acustomed to a new forum.

Meanwhile, I found that all that archbang seems to need in the fstab is the coordinates of the partition in which it resides and those of the swap file:

# 
# /etc/fstab: static file system information
#
# Device partitions

# <file system>	<dir>	<type>	<options>	<dump>	<pass>
tmpfs		/tmp	tmpfs	nodev,nosuid	0	0
UUID=24060928-90c6-4dab-871a-0e06fae68fc8 / ext4 defaults 0 1
UUID=b57e0a70-27e7-4417-9775-3d2e959587a5 swap swap defaults 0 0

To familiarize yourself with the drive device nodes on any given system you are on, you run
"fdisk -l" in a root shell. To find the UUID's of the partitions on a given system you run
either "blkid -c /dev/null" in a root shell or "ls -lF /dev/disk/by-uuid".
The UUID's you have listed above can not work. They are the UUID's of the partitions on what you
told me was your USB drive I tried to help you with. Put the proper UUID for the swap partition
and the UUID of the sda9 partition in place of the UUID's your using now in the fstab file you plan to use on sda9.

#44 Re: Pacman/Packages » Updating Firefox » 2012-01-30 11:32:00

On any distro ....if you have installed a browser (package) using the Distributions package management tools/repos, you always use their package tool to update the packages using their repositories. Arch/Archbang is no different. It's always best to use the Distributions repos, and wait till the package is upgraded, in this case Firefox Browser is upgraded in the repos.

If you want to install any program not using the systems package management system, in this case the lastest version of Firefox, you manually install them yourself to either /usr/local or /opt. That is what these directory structures are for. If you do so, it does not interfere with the package management system's installed version. So you could have other versions installed doing it in this manner. Below is the procedure to install, in this case a Firefox browser (or browsers) Version 9.0.1. Adapt code below to your chosen browser version.

Download the latest version which you want to install from
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/
Save it to /home/YOURREALUSER/Downloads directory.
Open a user terminal shell and cd into directory you saved the downloaded file to, as such:
   

cd /home/YOURREALUSER/Downloads <enter-key>
ls -al <enter-key>

Look through the ls output to be sure file actually exists in directory chosen.

Now extract contents of tar.b2z file
   

tar jxvf firefox*.*.*.tar.bz2 <enter-key>

After extraction has completed move the firefox folder to /usr/local
(You could use /opt as well, if that should be your preference edit following command paths to reflect that) Run ls on target directory first to besure a firefox folder does not already exist, as it will be overwritten if it does. IF a directory does exist rename the current firefox folder/directory in the Downloads folder location to firefox-9.0.1 or a name of your choosing and be sure to edit following commands to reflect your prefered folder name change.
   

ls /usr/local <enter-key>

   

Carrying on as though a firefox folder does not already exist, move the firefox folder/directory which was extracted in Downloads to /usr/local. To do so, you need to be superuser, so type su root in current term as below. (sudo -i)
   

su root <enter-key>

   

Type your root/superuser password then hit enter key.
Then in the root shell type as follows in below code box.

mv -v firefox /usr/local <enter-key>

After folder move has completed:

exit <enter-key>

   
in term to return to a user shell.

It is always good to create a profile for each different version of Firefox you intend to install, you could install as many different version as you like, but a seperate profile should be created for each version you intend to install. Now you need to create a profile for this version of firefox.

In same term type

/usr/local/firefox/firefox -profilemanager

   

Click on Create Profile and follow through naming the profile something like firefox-9.0.1. You may want to rename the existing profile also to reflect the original installed version. (usually named DeFault to something like firefox-9 or whatever the current version is)

Now you will need to create a menu entery for the browser/s. Not Knowing which DE/WM you are using I can not give you specifics. Be sure to edit the existing menu enteries for the original to bring up the profilemanager, so proper profile can be chosen before running Firefox. This is only the case if someone would like to install more than one version, or they intended to keep the version they installed with the package manager as will as the Firefox version installed to /usr/local (or /opt) You do so by editing the command section to reflect true path to binaries and add a space hyphen profilemanager as in below examples:
 

/usr/lib/firefox/firefox -profilemanager
/usr/bin/firefox -profilemanager
/usr/local/firefox/firefox -profilemanager

and etc for each menu entery.

Also you will need to edit the existing .desktop files, If your DE uses them for menu constructs. (KDE,GNOME,LXDE,Openbox,XFCE all do) and create a new .desktop file for the version that resides in /usr/local/firefox.

Locate existing firefox desktop files as shown below in a term:

locate *firefox.desktop <enter-key>

Open the files in text editor and edit the exec= lines.
Make a new file named firefox-9.0.1.desktop in /usr/share/applications:

su root <enter-key>
enter root password <enter-key>

   

Then type as below:

touch /usr/share/applications/firefox-9.0.1.desktop <enter-key>

Now open this newly created firefox-9.0.1.desktop file in a text editor and put the text from below code box in the file. (Copy/Paste) (substitute kwrite for your editor choice)

kwrite /usr/share/applications/firefox-3.desktop <enter-key>

Save changes to file when completed.
Make sure that the absolute paths in the "Exec=" line and the "Icon=" point to the actual binaries in your case.

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Firefox 9.0.1
GenericName=Web Browser
Exec=/usr/local/firefox/firefox %u
Icon=firefox
Terminal=false
Type=Application
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml;text/mml;x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;
StartupNotify=true
Categories=Network;WebBrowser;

#45 Re: Openbox » [SOLVED] rc.xml deleted - pls help » 2012-01-29 10:25:33

Select and copy from the data box at the bottom of the page, not the page itself.
http://pastebin.com/TVnzEBeV

#46 Re: Installation » archbang usb install multiboot » 2012-01-28 21:40:10

As per repairing Grub on the USB Flash Drive,
checking/editing Archbang /etc/fstab,/etc/mkinitcpio.conf, and Chroot procedure etc.
Boot up the ArchBang 2011.11 LiveCD.
Open several terminal windows, and become root in each by typing as follows at the prompt in each shell:

sudo -i <enter>

Insert your USB Flash Drive with your ArchBang and Vector installs.
In one root terminal type following command, and hit the enter key.

fdisk -l <enter>

Look at the output of "fdisk -l" and locate the device
names/locations of your USB Flash drive and it's partitions.
Double check partition UUID's for reference.

blkid -c /dev/null

In another root terminal create the mount point directories on the LiveCD's filesystem.
Then mount them as in the following code box example:
(NOTE::I'm going to carry on as though the USB Drive is sdb.
You subsitute in the commands that follow the TRUE device specs
as you determined them via the output of "fdisk -l")

mkdir /mnt/sdb1 <enter>
mkdir /mnt/sdb3 <enter>
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1 <enter>
mount /dev/sdb3 /mnt/sdb3 <enter>

In another root terminal:

pcmanfm & <enter>

Setup Pcmanfm to see hidden files.
Drill along path /mnt/sdb3/etc/fstab,
right click on the fstab file opening fstab with the leafpad GUI text editor.
(As per information given thus far in posts reguarding your USB Flashdrive installs of ArchBang and Vector 7 Live.)
Your /etc/fstab file for ArchBang should look like below code box for a basic setup:

# /etc/fstab: static file system information
#
# <file system>	<dir>	<type>	<options>	<dump>	<pass>
tmpfs		/tmp	tmpfs	nodev,nosuid	0	0
UUID=b57e0a70-27e7-4417-9775-3d2e959587a5 swap swap defaults 0 0
UUID=24060928-90c6-4dab-871a-0e06fae68fc8 / ext4 defaults 0 1

Make the changes to fstab file and save.
Drill along path /mnt/sdb3/etc/mkinitcpio.conf and open the mkinitcpio.conf file in leafpad.
Edit the HOOKS line to look as below code box example, then save changes to file.

HOOKS="base udev usb autodetect pata scsi sata filesystems usbinput resume"

Now in another root terminal/shell, chroot into the /mnt/sdb3 Archbang partition,
to repair Grub and create a new initrd image.
Do as follows in code box to setup Chroot environment.

mount -t proc proc /mnt/sdb3/proc       <enter>
mount -t sysfs sys /mnt/sdb3/sys        <enter>
mount -o bind /dev /mnt/sdb3/dev        <enter>
mount --bind /dev/pts /mnt/sdb3/dev/pts <enter>
chroot /mnt/sdb3  <enter>

You are now chrooted into ArchBang on the USB Drive.
Now run mkinitcpio from this chrooted terminal as follows:

mkinitcpio -p linux <enter>

IF all went right you should see output as follows:

==> Building image from preset: 'default'                                                                                                                                                                 
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux.img                                                                                                                          
==> Starting build: 3.1.4-1-ARCH                                                                                                                                                                          
  -> Parsing hook: [base]                                                                                                                                                                                 
  -> Parsing hook: [udev]                                                                                                                                                                                 
  -> Parsing hook: [usb]
  -> Parsing hook: [autodetect]
  -> Parsing hook: [pata]
  -> Parsing hook: [scsi]
  -> Parsing hook: [sata]
  -> Parsing hook: [filesystems]
  -> Parsing hook: [usbinput]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating gzip initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux.img
==> Image generation successful
==> Building image from preset: 'fallback'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img -S autodetect
==> Starting build: 3.1.4-1-ARCH
  -> Parsing hook: [base]
  -> Parsing hook: [udev]
  -> Parsing hook: [usb]
  -> Parsing hook: [pata]
  -> Parsing hook: [scsi]
  -> Parsing hook: [sata]
  -> Parsing hook: [filesystems]
  -> Parsing hook: [usbinput]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating gzip initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img
==> Image generation successful

The Image was successfully made if so.
Now exit the chroot temporarilly to unmount /dev/pts then chroot again.

exit <enter>
umount /mnt/sdb3/dev/pts <enter>
chroot /mnt/sdb3 <enter>

Now to repair Grub.
In this same chrooted terminal start Grub:

grub <enter>

You should be at a Grub Prompt now.
At the Grub prompt type: (not "grub>" leave that out in the following examples)

grub> find /boot/grub/stage1

Take a good look at this output and determine which
is your USB ArchBang partition. Do not carry on if uncertain.
Compare fdisk -l output in your other term and this output from grub find,
and when you are sure which grub drive spec is your Archbang partition then proceed.
You will see output like below. In my case it was (hd3,2) which is sdd3.
In your case if there is just one HDD and the USB Flash it would be (hd1,2)
If Grub was installed properly when you originally did the Archbang install you should see it.

grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
 (hd0,4)
 (hd0,5)
 (hd0,7)
 (hd1,2)
 (hd1,5)
 (hd3,2)

Type below command at the Grub prompt to also help verify if (hd1) is the USB drive.
You can also sub hd0,hd2, etc in the below command to double check on the other drives to be certain which drive is which.

grub> geometry (hd1)

When certain that Archbang partition is (hd1,2)
Exit Grub Temporarily typing "quit" at the Grub Prompt

grub> quit

Now you should be back at your chroot prompt.
To create proper device.map file type:

grub-install --recheck /dev/sdb3

When that command completes startup grub again by typing "grub" at the shell prompt.
(IN THE CHROOTED SHELL)
Now from the Grub Prompt type below commands.

grub> root (hd1,2) <enter>
grub> setup (hd1)  <enter>

After running the first command you should see similar output as below.

Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83

The second should look similar to this below

Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
 Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
 Checking if "/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5" exists... yes
 Running "embed /boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd3)"...  28 sectors are embedded.
succeeded
 Running "install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd3) (hd3)1+28 p (hd3,2)/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/menu.lst".
.. succeeded
Done.

Ok if you had similar output you are pretty much done.
If there was not, you will need to exit Grub by typing "quit" at the Grub Prompt
and again you should be at the Chrooted Shell Prompt, and type as follows:

grub-install /dev/sdb3

When that completes, enter into Grub again by typing "grub" at the shell prompt,
and type below at the Grub prompt.

grub> root (hd1,2) <enter>
grub> setup (hd1)  <enter>

Now you should have the proper Grub installed.
Exit Grub by typing "quit" at the Grub prompt, then exit the chroot by typing "exit" at the prompt.
Now With Pcmanfm drill along path /mnt/sdb3/boot/grub/menu.lst and open it in leafpad text editor.
Copy and paste from below code box into the menu.lst file and save.
Reboot and test it out.

# (0) ArchBang Linux
title  ArchBang Linux USB (sda3)
root   (hd0,2)
kernel (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/24060928-90c6-4dab-871a-0e06fae68fc8 loglevel=3 ro resume=/dev/disk/by-uuid/b57e0a70-27e7-4417-9775-3d2e959587a5 rootfstype=ext4 quiet vga=0x31b
initrd (hd0,2)/boot/initramfs-linux.img
boot

# (0) Vector 7 Frugal USB
title vector linux 7 with XFCE 4.8  (/dev/sda1)
root   (hd0,0)
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz vga=0x31b splash=silent ramdisk_size=8666 root=/dev/ram0 rw
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.xz
boot

# (1) ArchBang Linux fallback (useful if you change your hard disk/mainboard)
title  ArchBang Linux Fallback
root   (hd0,2)
kernel (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/24060928-90c6-4dab-871a-0e06fae68fc8 loglevel=3 ro quiet
initrd (hd0,2)/boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img

# (2) Optional entry for the system on sda1
#title sda1
#rootnoverify (hd0,0)
#makeactive
#chainloader +1

#47 Re: Installation » archbang usb install multiboot » 2012-01-28 15:37:25

Ok, .......forget Mepis 8.5, there are earlier versions that do not work with ext4, only the latest version does.
I only mentioned it off the cuff as I was trying to bring a quick resolve to your problem, because Mepis has an
easy GUI method of repairing and installing Grub, it works, I have used it many times myself. (ext3 file systems)
It is not advantageous on these forums to go into Mepis as a method, as part of the solution or other. This is
an ArchBang Forum and should have ArchBang solutions whenever possible. Just using the ArchBang LiveCD
alone is a sufficient enough tool. Therefore I shall go through the details to deal with this situation,
but using ArchBang LiveCD as the sole solution, not any other tool/distro/Grub repair utility, and trick to FOO.
It's all too chaotic at best, going around in circles. Sorry for my diversions in it all.
At this point I am going to concentrate on using ArchBang LiveCD as the only tool, no other.

With that said, I have successfully setup a 8GB thumb drive, in the same like manner as you. (strange layout but none the less)
Vector 7 Live which is installed on a ext2 on the first partition, followed by a swap partition and ArchBang installed on the
third ext4 partition. It WORKS. I am a little preoccupied at the moment, but will post details of a repair
solution (Grub in your case)as well as a Archbang USB install solution, with capability to boot other distros from the same USB Flash.
(as my time permits)
Bear with me as I put it all together in a comprehensive manner that will be useful to other ArchBanger's too.

#48 Re: Fluxbox » Share Your Fluxbox Configuration Files and Scripts » 2012-01-26 09:03:52

pablokal wrote:

Hopefully someone has written a script or program that does this tedious task automatically.

Indeed, that is what I have been looking for.

Look No more......it was right under my nose. Had it installed and never used it, Had it in my menu even! LOL!
Install it via packer as it is in AUR, see code box. After fbmenugen has been installed,
Run "fbmenugen -i" in your user terminal. fbmenugen will create a new menu file with all the icon paths inserted auto.
It even backups the original menu.

aur/fbmenugen 0.6.6-1                                                                                                                                                                                     
Fluxbox Menu Generator - A simple Perl script to generate the right-click Fluxbox menu

Then there is the one hymie mention was in Linux Mint it also is in AUR.
Have not installed it, or tried it myself yet.

aur/mint-fm2 3.25-5                                                                                                                                                                                       
The Linux Mint Fluxbox menu system

#49 Re: Fluxbox » FluxBox Related Programs » 2012-01-25 16:00:40

The Slit
http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/docbook/ … -slit.html
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fl … e#The_slit
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fluxbox#The_Slit

Dock Apps that can be used in the Slit
http://web.cs.mun.ca/~gstarkes/wmaker/dockapps/
http://dockapps.windowmaker.org/list.php/cat_id/4

GKrellM
http://members.dslextreme.com/users/bil … rellm.html
For the long list

packer -Ss GKrellM

Wmdrawer installable from AUR
http://people.easter-eggs.org/~valos/wm … creenshots
For example configuration
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=5767.0 POST #9

Wbar installable from AUR

community/wbar 2.2.2-1 [0.23 MB]
    A quick launch bar developed with speed in mind
aur/wbarconf 0.7.2.1-1
    Configuration GUI for wbar written in Python and GTK
aur/wbar_util 1.0-1
    A large Configuration GUI for wbar written in Python and GTK

Screen Shots of Fluxbox using Wbar in slit through out this page.
http://antix.freeforums.org/antix-11-t2903-15.html
Example Configuration at bottom of page here:
http://antix.freeforums.org/antix-11-t2903.html
Below was copied from above link

Here are the steps that I used to run lxpanel and wbar

1) open ~/.fluxbox/init in leafpad or another editor and found the line
Code:
session.screen0.toolbar.tools:   workspacename, prevworkspace, nextworkspace, iconbar, systemtray, prevwindow, nextwindow, clock

remove iconbar and system tray from the line so it looks similar to this
Code:
session.screen0.toolbar.tools:   workspacename, prevworkspace, nextworkspace, prevwindow, nextwindow, clock

2) edited ~/.fluxbox/startup and added the lines ( can be done using add-start in M11 )
Code:
sleep 2 && lxpanel &
sleep 6 && wbar &

the sleeps are added to allow my slow machine time to set wallpaper, fluxbox menu / taskbar, etc... Without the sleeps wbar will need to be refreshed to match background and lxpanel may not have a working system tray. If you find you need to refresh wbar, or there is no system tray in lxpanel, then increase the sleep times.

As for the slit, I have not seen a need to delete it, probably because I have not yet figured out how it works :-)

EDIT
As a side note I have found that applications that were maximized before having lxpanel would maximize under lxpanel. To solve the issue I had set lxpanel to autohide, setting it to a lower layer via ~/.fluxbox/apps also helps resolve the issue but will not resolve it completely .
Here is the code from ~/.fluxbox/apps
Code:
[app] (name=lxpanel)
  [Tab]      {no}
  [Deco]   {NONE}
  [Hidden]   {yes}
  [Layer]   {2}
[end]


Dock Apps in AUR that can possibly be used in slit

aur/wmdiskmon 0.0.2-3
aur/wmclockmon 0.8.1-4
aur/wmnd 0.4.13-5
aur/wmget 0.6.0-1
    wmget is a dock app for the Window Maker  window manager which makes it more convenient to perform long downloads in the backgro
aur/wmclock 1.0.14-1
aur/wmappl 0.71-4
    wmappl is a simple scrolling application launcher for the WindowMaker dock
aur/wmldonkey 0.3.4-2
aur/wmcliphist 1.0-1
aur/wmxmms2 0.6-1
aur/wmfire 1.2.4-2
aur/wmsystray 0.1.1-3
    perl module, Wharf::JDockApp, for windowmaker dockapplets
aur/wmcdplayer 1.0-1
    wmcdplayer is smart dockapp to play CD-AUDIO from any CD-ROM device you have installed
aur/wmmemfree 0.7-1
aur/wmbatteries 0.1.3-3
    a dockapp based on wmacpiload
aur/wmtimer 2.92-1
aur/wmbinclock 0.5-1
aur/wmhdplop 0.9.8-4
    wmhdplop is yet another dockapp to monitors your hard-drives
aur/pywmdockapps 1.21-2
aur/wmcalclock 1.25-3
aur/xfce4-wmdock-plugin 0.3.2-1
aur/wmswallow 0.6.1-1
aur/wmmp 0.10.0-1
    mpd client dockapp for windowmaker or compatible
aur/wmbiff 0.4.27-1
aur/wmdocklib 1.21-2
    Library for windowmaker dockapps using python.
aur/wmmoonclock 1.27-1
aur/wmwave 0.4-1
aur/wmcpuload 1.0.1-1
aur/wmwifi 0.6-2
aur/wmxmms-spectrum 0.5-2
aur/wmtime 1.0b2-2
aur/wmbattery 2.40-1
aur/wmpiki 0.2.1-1
aur/wmc2d 2.01-1
aur/wmauda 0.7-1
aur/wmlenovo 0.1.4-1
aur/wmnetload 1.3-1
aur/wmsystemtray 1.2-1
aur/wmcalc 0.3-2
aur/wmdrawer 0.10.5-1
aur/wmix 3.1-4
aur/wmtrash 0.2-1
aur/wmweather+ 2.13-1
aur/wmsmpmon 3.1-1
aur/wmacpi 2.2rc5-1
aur/wmcpu 1.4-1

#50 Re: Installation » [Solved] AB instalation failed » 2012-01-24 21:45:42

archerix wrote:

Hye..just wanna know what is 'dd'?

I have tried to install ArchBang dual booting with Windows from a USB stick..
But when it comes to 'Install system', the installation failed..
I have also tried to Googling around and thats why I found this thread.

Can somebody help?

Go to the fisrt 6 urls...should answer all questions.

http://tinyurl.com/797uyzc

#51 Re: Fluxbox » rounded corners on windows and menus » 2012-01-24 15:26:28

I use "Clearlook2 Blue" as my main style for a long time now, one that uses the round corners.
Sane and plain, easy on the eyes. There are three rounded Clearlooks2 Themes in package,
Clearlooks2-Blue, Clearlooks2-Azure, and Clearlooks2-Black.

http://customize.org/fluxbox/themes/44210/download
http://box-look.org/index.php?xcontentm … 8d7bf16d8c

#52 Re: Fluxbox » FluxBox Related Programs » 2012-01-24 14:24:50

Fluxbox Zenity shutdown, reboot,logout script.

For reference.
http://bbs.archbang.org/viewtopic.php?id=279


Copy/Paste this below in appropriate location in fluxbox menu file.

		[exec] (Exit) {exit.sh}

From a root terminal run below commands at the bash prompt to create a empty script file,
Make the file executive,
open the empty script file with a GUI text editor, (leafpad in this example)
Then Copy and paste the script code in last code box to the exit.sh file, save file changes.

touch /usr/bin/exit.sh
chmod 700 /usr/bin/exit.sh
leafpad /usr/bin/exit.sh

Script Modified to work with Fluxbox.

#!/bin/bash
# Multiple Exit Script using Zenity for non GDM installs
# Requires zenity and an edit to sudoers to allow all users to use the shutdown command
# As follows:
#
# Open a terminal
# EDITOR=nano
# sudo visudo
# Scroll to bottom of file and add this: (not the #)
# ALL ALL=NOPASSWD:/sbin/shutdown
#
######## This part is the Exit Type picker  ##########

title="EXIT: What do you want to do ?"
exit_type=`zenity  --width="530" --height="220" --title="$title" --list --radiolist --column="Click Here" \
    --column="Exit Type" --column="Description" \
    TRUE "Logout" "Log Current User out and return to Login Screen"\
    FALSE "Reboot" "Reboot the PC"\
    FALSE "Shutdown" "Shutdown the PC"\
    FALSE "Cancel" "Cancel the Exit" \
    | sed 's/ max//g' `

echo "$exit_type chosen as the Exit Type!."

#user must select a target type (Check if they cancelled)
if [ ! "$exit_type" ]; then
    zenity --error --title="Error" --text="You must make a selection!"
    exit
fi

######### This part takes the selection and applies it!  #############

# Edit this first section if not using openbox! #
if [ "$exit_type" = "Logout" ]
then
        # Do logout here.
kill -TERM $(xprop -root _BLACKBOX_PID | awk '{print $3}')
#        openbox --exit && sleep 1 | zenity --progress --percentage=95 --title=Logout --auto-close --auto-kill --no-cancel --width=300

elif [ "$exit_type" = "Reboot" ]
then
        # Do Reboot here.
        sudo shutdown -r now | zenity --progress --percentage=95 --title=Reboot --auto-close --auto-kill --no-cancel --width=300

elif [ "$exit_type" = "Shutdown" ]
then
        # Do Shutdown here.
    sudo shutdown -h now | zenity --progress --percentage=95 --title=Shutdown --auto-close --auto-kill --no-cancel --width=300

else

#if [ "$exit_type" = "Cancel" ]
#then
        # Do Cancel here.
    sleep 1 | zenity --progress --percentage=95 --title=Cancelling Exit --auto-close --auto-kill --no-cancel --width=300
fi 

#53 Fluxbox » FluxBox Related Programs » 2012-01-24 13:38:12

Kruppt
Replies: 6

Fbmenugen is yet another menu generation program for Fluxbox. The generated menu file will include menu icons and will make a backup of any existing menu list file. Needs to be installed via packer as it is in AUR. Fbmenugen is configurable.

aur/fbmenugen 0.6.6-1
Fluxbox Menu Generator - A simple Perl script to generate the right-click Fluxbox menu

To create menu with icons for user, run below command from a user term/shell

fbmenugen -i

This menu generation program can be configured to enact your own menu choices upon menu generation.
Edit the below code box example to use your username and your text editor choice in the path statements, and insert code into your Fluxbox menu in the appropriate location.

      [submenu] (Configure menu) </home/YOURUSER/.config/fbmenugen/icons/Configure menu.png>
         [exec] (Edit fbmenugen's configuration) {xterm -e nano /home/YOURUSER/.config/fbmenugen/fbmenugen.conf} </home/YOURUSER/.config/fbmenugen/icons/default-icon.png>
         [exec] (Edit fbmenugen's menu) {xterm -e nano /root/.fluxbox/menu} </home/YOURUSER/.config/fbmenugen/icons/default-icon.png>
         [exec] (Edit fbmenugen's schema) {xterm -e nano /home/YOURUSER/.config/fbmenugen/fbmenugen.schema} </home/YOURUSER/.config/fbmenugen/icons/default-icon.png>
      [end]

After installing fbmenugen be sure to edit the configuration files to your preferences.

Fbrun is a simple run/commandline utility program. Alt-F2 keyboard shortcut will bring up the quick small command utilty, or place

         [exec](Run...){fbrun}<>

in your Fluxbox menu to run fbrun with a mouse click.

aur/fbrun 1.5-5
A simple run utility from Fluxbox

Found these browsing around, have not tried them myself.

Fluxbox Tray Menu
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ftmenu/

Denu is aimed at easing menu organization over a set of varying window managers
http://denu.sourceforge.net/

Genmenu is a script capable of generating menus for Blackbox, Fluxbox, Openbox, WindowMaker and Enlightenment
http://f00l.de/genmenu/

Python script for converting all the .desktop contents of /usr/share/applications/
into the Fluxbox menu, following the sequence used from the Gnome menu.
http://box-look.org/content/show.php/gn … tent=84857

#54 Re: Fluxbox » Share Your Fluxbox Configuration Files and Scripts » 2012-01-24 12:25:32

pablokal wrote:

@ hymie : how did you get the icons in the menu; I tried with fluxmenu but that would not work.

I have not used fluxmenu in a long time so can not help with that.
But look at the example stanzas in the below code box.

	 [exec] (Claws Mail) {claws-mail} </usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/claws-mail.png>
	 [exec] (FireFox 1.5.0.12) {/usr/local/firefox-1.5.0.12/firefox -profilemanager} </usr/local/firefox/icons/mozicon128.png>

[exec] () {} <>
() <-What Text is placed inside will show as name in menu.
{} <-What is placed inside these brackets is the program binary name or command.
<> <-What is placed inside these is the path to the icon you want to show in the menu.
If you are looking for a program that inserts icons automagically in the menu, I do not know of one myself.

I use locate in a term I can copy from, to copy output path, then paste the path between the <> tags in menu file.
For Firefox

+-->>locate firefox|grep png|grep icons|grep lib
/usr/lib/firefox/chrome/icons/default/default16.png
/usr/lib/firefox/chrome/icons/default/default32.png
/usr/lib/firefox/chrome/icons/default/default48.png
/usr/lib/firefox/icons/mozicon128.png
/usr/local/lib/firefox-3.6/chrome/icons/default/default16.png
/usr/local/lib/firefox-3.6/chrome/icons/default/default32.png
/usr/local/lib/firefox-3.6/chrome/icons/default/default48.png
/usr/local/lib/firefox-3.6/icons/document.png
/usr/local/lib/firefox-3.6/icons/mozicon128.png
/usr/local/lib/firefox-4.0/chrome/icons/default/default16.png
/usr/local/lib/firefox-4.0/chrome/icons/default/default32.png
/usr/local/lib/firefox-4.0/chrome/icons/default/default48.png
/usr/local/lib/firefox-4.0/icons/document.png
/usr/local/lib/firefox-4.0/icons/mozicon128.png

For claws mail client

+-->>locate claws|grep png|grep icons
/usr/share/fvwm-crystal/fvwm/icons/Default/22x22/apps/sylpheed-claws.png
/usr/share/fvwm-crystal/fvwm/icons/Default/32x32/apps/sylpheed-claws.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/128x128/apps/claws-mail.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/claws-mail.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/apps/claws-mail.png

For pcmanfm

+-->>locate pcmanfm|grep png|grep icons
/usr/share/cairo-dock/themes/_Neon_/icons/pcmanfm.png
/usr/share/icons/gnome-colors-statler/16x16/apps/pcmanfm.png
/usr/share/icons/gnome-colors-statler/22x22/apps/pcmanfm.png
/usr/share/icons/gnome-colors-statler/24x24/apps/pcmanfm.png
/usr/share/icons/gnome-colors-statler/32x32/apps/pcmanfm.png

And etc.
Hopefully someone has written a script or program that does this tedious task automatically.

#55 Re: Installation » archbang usb install multiboot » 2012-01-22 15:01:27

francois.e wrote:

@krupp: Linus72 proposition for the hooks was implemented, I added usb at right place:
/etc/mkinitcpio.conf, add the usb hook to the hooks array right after udev. This is necessary for appropriate module loading in early userspace. "
mine is-
"HOOKS="base udev usb autodetect ...

Ok...but did you run "mkinitcpio -p linux" from a chrooted environment after you edited the mkinitcpio.conf?
Read my posts here on chrooting:
http://bbs.archbang.org/viewtopic.php?id=1975  at post #20
and
http://bbs.archbang.org/viewtopic.php?id=1712  at post #3

Boot into a linux environment you are familar with (Livcd or installed)
and use the info in above links to chroot into your USB drive's ArchBang partition.
Adapt the info gleaned to your situation. Then run "mkinitcpio -p linux" in a root shell in the ArchBang chrooted environment.

francois.e wrote:

Either it contains no filesystem, an unknown filesystem or mare tha one valid file system signature was found.
Add rootfstype=yourfilsystem_type to the kernel command line.exit

Well again could be your using an unpatched version of Grub that can not deal with ext4 filesystems. You have not determined that.
One distro that has a 32bit LiveCd that has an easy GUI Grub installer/repair as a tool on their LiveCD are both Mepis 8.5 and AntiX M8.5.

Also add "rootfstype=ext4" to the Grub menu.lst kernel command line stanza.
Also take note of my previous post for other things to do/check.

#56 Re: Fluxbox » Flux plus Arch = Fluxar? » 2012-01-22 06:40:06

LOL!! Looks good. Fluxar.....catchy.
Sounds like a real Distro!
Put it out into the wild.
Get totally Fluxed!!

#57 Re: Fluxbox » How to group apps via the apps file (fluxbox) » 2012-01-21 10:03:54

You can use the start up tags at the top of the apps file to autostart programs
when fluxbox starts.

[startup]                {some program}


[startup]                {gksu gnome-commander}
[startup]                {gnome-commander}
#[startup]                {gksu xfe}
#[startup]                {xfe}
[startup]                {roxterm}
[startup]                {clipit}
[startup]                {qasmixer}
#[startup]                {volumeicon}
[startup]                {kdesu konsole}
#[startup]                {kwikdisk}
[group]  (workspace=[current])
 [app] (name=Navigator) (name=Navigator)
# [app] (name=xterm)
 [app] (name=roxterm)
 [app] (name=Terminal)
 [app] (name=gnome-commander)
 [app] (name=konsole)
 [app] (name=uzbl-browser)
# [app] (name=medit)
 [app] (name=scite)
 [app] (name=xfe)
  [Dimensions]	{1639 1070}
  [Position]	(UPPERLEFT)	{3 3}
[end]
[group]  
     [app] (xterm)
         [Layer] {4}
 [end]
[app] (name=ROX-Filer) (class=ROX-Filer) (role=/home/kruppt)
  [Dimensions]	{879 902}
  [Position]	(UPPERLEFT)	{560 71}
[end]
[app] (name=qasmixer) (class=Qasmixer)
  [Alpha]	{255}
[end]
[app] (name=ROX-Filer) (class=ROX-Filer) (role=/home/kruppt/pics)
  [Dimensions]	{1109 900}
  [Position]	(UPPERLEFT)	{418 66}
[end]
[app] (name=qtfm) (class=Qtfm)
  [Position]	(UPPERLEFT)	{5 5}
[end]

#58 Re: Pacman/Packages » [SOLVED] libreoffice » 2012-01-21 08:50:44

francois.e wrote:

@kruppt: thanks a lot for your support.

Thanks for your patience, I know these kind of problems can be very trying.

francois.e wrote:

[root@archbang ~]# pacman -Rdd libgl
error: 'libgl': target not found

Which is not the case that libgl is not there.

Googling:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=61771

pacman -Syu --ignore libgl

You installed a package at some point that has pulled in libgl.
That isn't the problem that is bothering me, it's the fact that the package
manager errored "error: 'libgl': target not found". It would be indicative of
a more serious problem, a very hosed DB and possibly worse would be my guess.
You ran a "pacman -Syy" before attempting to install or upgrade anything?
You did check your mirror.list file and the pacman.conf file?

Run "pacman -Rns libgl" it should list the other packages that rely on libgl.
You should remove them all,then finally remove libgl in the end.
Use your pacman.log file (later) to reinstall packages
needed that were removed in this process. 
It would be a good idea to read my other posts on how to use chroot.
If you try to remove the packages while booted into the installed ArchBang environment,
chances maybe your going to loose X, and have to be operating from a console.
It would be advantageous to do all this chrooted into your Archbang partition,
From another Linux environment.(Porteus, ArchBang LiveCD, etc.) so you
will not have to be struggling without X or a network connection.
Anyway, run "pacman -Rns libgl" and see if it will give you any proper output.
Also run "pacman -Ss libreoffice" is this output sane?

#59 Re: Installation » archbang usb install multiboot » 2012-01-20 17:15:02

pablokal wrote:

You probably do need to install a patched version of Grub-Legacy

I suggested that already a few days ago:

You could do a fixmbr with supergrub disk and create automatically a new mbr with supergrub and try again.

I'm sure the supergrub disk installs a ext4 compatible grub install in the mbr.

Yes...he tried that.

linus72 wrote:

If you are installing Archbang to a USB memory or USB HD, you have to add USB as a HOOK in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf, during the configuration. More information in the official Installing Arch Linux on a USB key.
"Note: When grub is installed on the USB key, the key will always be hd0,0"
"When editing the /etc/mkinitcpio.conf, add the usb hook to the hooks array right after udev. This is necessary for appropriate module loading in early userspace. "
mine is-
"HOOKS="base udev usb autodetect pata scsi sata filesystems"
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...x_on_a_USB_key

Proper version of Grub needs to be installed.
Change menu.lst file stanzas that WERE "root (hd1,2)" to "root (hd0,2)"
Needs to mount the USB drive (hd0,2) partition
and check/edit his fstab that resides on same partition for:

UUID=b57e0a70-27e7-4417-9775-3d2e959587a5 swap swap defaults 0 0
UUID=24060928-90c6-4dab-871a-0e06fae68fc8 / ext3 defaults 0 1

Needs to check if his /etc/mkinitcpio.conf file on same partition has the USB HOOK after UDEV.
If not has to add it,save file, then CHROOT to the same partition from a running Linux environment and
run "mkinitcpio -p linux" in the chrooted environment. And then that may be all of it. ;-)

#60 Re: Pacman/Packages » [SOLVED] libreoffice » 2012-01-20 16:40:21

Looks like your using Nvidia Proprietary driver? If so remove libgl,
if not remove nvidia-utils. Then upgrade.

#61 Re: Pacman/Packages » [SOLVED] libreoffice » 2012-01-20 12:01:23

First check your /etc/pacman.conf file to be sure nothing has been altered there with errors.

If I were to guess...it looks like your pacman data base is hosed/broken.
"Run pacman -Syy" and then run "pacman -Syu" and upgrade.
Then run "pacman -Ss libreoffice | grep" and see what you truly have installed.

As I recall ....the extensions involved with scripting needed to be installed for sure.
It's been a while since I installed this for someone....but I had the same problem
you are now having, (previous the very last problem) and as I recall I had to install all the extension packages.
I would install all the extensions....to see if you can get it working.

#62 Re: Installation » archbang usb install multiboot » 2012-01-20 11:34:36

francois.e wrote:

With the following entry:

title ArchBang Linux no UUID's
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/sda3 resume=/dev/sda2   nomodeset
initrd /boot/initramfs-linux.img
boot

I get the same behavior as with the preceeding entries.

Ok....It may be that the version of Grub-Legacy you are using is not patched to work with ext4.
I don't know for sure...go to the Vector forum and ask if the version of Grub you are using
has been patched for use with ext4 filesystem. My guess it is not. So validate that to be the case or not.
You did install Grub via Vector which is a Slackware based Distro.(normally no patches) My guess is.....you need to
install a patched version of Grub-Legacy, or Grub2. You DO NOT need to reinstall Vector or ArchBang.
You probably do need to install a patched version of Grub-Legacy or Grub2 to the MBR of the USB drive
and to the root of your first partition (Vector) on the USB drive. (Just as you have it now, but another version installed)

http://www.salixos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3127

#63 Re: Fluxbox » Fluxbox and Openbox compared - Favourite Window Manager - » 2012-01-19 18:21:36

pablokal wrote:

http://fluxbox-wiki.org/index.php?title … _shortcuts
http://linux.die.net/man/5/fluxbox-keys
These are the most important pages for me as I feel totally disabled without the keyboard shortcuts I use from OB.
This is the biggest hurdle for me to translate  the keybindings from my rc.xml file to the keys file in /home/user/.fluxbox.
I found an acceptable theme, sorry, style in spatula. After setting that  the style option dialog stopped working; to solve this I had to change ~/.fluxbox/styles  to  /usr/share/fluxbox/styles in the menu file in /home/user/.fluxbox

Interesting the easy tabbing of different applications:
control-click a window's titlebar and drag to attach windows
OnTitlebar Control Mouse1 :StartTabbing
Link about window tabbing: http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/docbook/ … #CHAP-TABS

I find fluxbox not  slower but also not faster than openbox on my system.

I think fluxbox is easier to learn for newbies than openbox.
And definite pro for fluxbox is the right click option on the window header with the remember option where you can easily set window place, position, dimensions, save on close etc, well what you can define in the apps file in /home/user/fluxbox.

You can create a /home/pablokal/.fluxbox/styles folder and a /home/pablokal/.fluxbox/wallpaper folder.
You can then put any styles that you find/download, in the home located styles folder and
put any wallpapers that you like in the wallpaper folder. Then you can select them from your menu.
Partial menu file section as example:

	[submenu] (FluxBox)
		[workspaces] (Workspaces)
		[submenu] (Styles)
			[stylesdir] (/usr/share/fluxbox/styles)
			[stylesdir] (~/.fluxbox/styles)
		[end]
		[submenu] (Wallpaper)
                        [wallpapers] (~/.fluxbox/wallpaper)
                [end]
                [exec] (Gtk Themes) {gtk-chtheme}
                [exec] (Gtk2 Dock) {gtk-theme-switch2}
		[submenu] (Fluxconf)
		[exec] (About) {(fluxbox -v; fluxbox -info | sed 1d) 2> /dev/null | xmessage -file - -center} 
		[exec] (Fluxconf) {fluxconf}
                [exec] (fluxkeys) {fluxkeys}
                [exec] (fluxmenu) {fluxmenu}
                [exec] (Rox Pinboard) {/usr/bin/rox --pinboard=Default &}
		[exec] (Rox right panel) {/usr/bin/rox -b=Default &}
		[exec] (Rox Mime Editor) {/usr/share/MIME-Editor/AppRun} <>		
		[exec] (Regen Menu) {fluxbox-generate_menu}
		[config] (Configure)
		[reconfig] (Reconfig)
		[restart] (Restart)
		[end]
#		[exit] (Exit)
		[exec] (Exit) {exit.sh}
#		[exec] (lfpower) {lfpower}
	[end]

#64 Re: Installation » archbang usb install multiboot » 2012-01-19 18:06:37

francois.e wrote:

Here is what I am trying now:

# (0) ArchBang Linux
title  1 ArchBang Linux with uuid
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/24060928-90c6-4dab-871a-0e06fae68fc8 loglevel=3 ro quiet resume=/dev/disk/by-uuid/b57e0a70-27e7-4417-9775-3d2e959587a5   nomodeset
initrd /boot/initramfs-linux.img

# (1) ArchBang Linux fallback with uuid(useful if you change your hard disk/mainboard)
title  2 ArchBang Linux Fallback
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/24060928-90c6-4dab-871a-0e06fae68fc8 loglevel=3 ro quiet
initrd /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img

title 3 ArchBang Linux with uuid NORESUME
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/24060928-90c6-4dab-871a-0e06fae68fc8 ro noresume
initrd /boot/initramfs-linux.img

title  4 ArchBang Linux on sdb3 with sdbx
root   (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/sda3 loglevel=3 ro quiet resume=/dev/sda2   nomodeset
initrd /boot/initramfs-linux.img

Messages while booting with:

title 1

  Booting '1 ArchBang Linux'

root (hd0,2)
 Filesystem type ist ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/24060928-90c6-4dab-871a-0e06fae68fc8 loglevel=3 ro quiet resume=/dev/disk/by-uuid/b57e0a70-27e7-4417-9775-3d2e959587a5   nomodeset

And then it freezes without anymore activity of the hdd.

title 2
-Similar to title 1 but with ArchBang Linux Fallback code

title 3
-Similar to title 1 but with noresume code

title 4
-Similar to title 1 but with sdax code

As if there is a problem with initramfs-linux.img bootin. So I am trying with those initramfs and kernel that I have on my archbang hdd install, they are a little bigger in size. This is not any better.


What it may be is that your version of Grub can not deal with UUID's?
I'm not sure myself, I would have to read up on the documentation to know for sure myself.
Let's try this in menu.lst and see what goes, take note of the errors if any, or where it hangs:

title ArchBang Linux no UUID's
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/sda3 resume=/dev/sda2   nomodeset
initrd /boot/initramfs-linux.img
boot

#66 Re: Fluxbox » Fluxbox and Openbox compared - Favourite Window Manager - » 2012-01-19 10:09:53

ArchVortex wrote:

@Kruppt

I haven't removed OB from the original install. If I need to move back for some reason for testing purposes it's there. lol

@Pablokal I prefer the gradients as opposed to flats. Here is a great comparison of what you can do http://tenr.de/howto/style_fluxbox/text … mples.html. You could make a madpablo theme for Fluxbox. big_smile

That was Mr Green that made the comment about OpenBox.
I have Openbox installed as well as 10 others for exploring each of them. LOL!

#67 Re: Installation » archbang usb install multiboot » 2012-01-19 09:44:51

francois.e wrote:

Sorry for this lacunar rigor of mine. I have edited the prior post accordingly.

Grub functioning as always been kind of mystical for me, although I did some reading to understand the beast. Being mixed up and maybe tired does not help.

I am kind of mentally retarded linux-wise. Though, I get to understand well some part of it. I am coming to archbang because I was not able to assemble arch linux more than up to the x environment. But I want to learn.

I might be demanding, and if I am too much demanding, just name it. I will read some more of the fm.

Otherwise here are some answers to you:

1) Archbang of usb was always mountable as I could access its content as needed.
2) on sdb1 wich has the booting sector on which grub is installed or /media/2630ad16-de96-4f78-8f0a-55cbe6840673/boot:
vmlinuz
initrd.xz
Comment: I think there is a problem here, those are for vector, but those for archbang would have to be there also. Am I wrong?
On sdb3 or media/24060928-90c6-4dab-871a-0e06fae68fc8/boot
vmlinuz-linux
initramfs-linux.img
Comment: here they are, I imagine they should have been in /boot of sdb1 for them to be booted. But I could be wrong. I am not sure.
3) /media/2630ad16-de96-4f78-8f0a-55cbe6840673/boot/grub/device.map of sdb1:
(hd0)    /dev/sda
(hd1)    /dev/sdb

I appreciate your patience and the time you spend to help me with the problem at hand.

Thanks.

Ok, Everything looks good. The device.map file is were it is suppose to be, if it is in fact located
at /boot/grub/device.map on the first partition of your USB drive. Do nothing all is right in this file.
If you have edited the /boot/grub/menu.lst that resides on the first partition,
set it back to using the UUID stanzas you originally were using.

The only change you need to make is to change the "root (hd1,2)" line to
"root (hd0,2)" in your /boot/grub/menu.lst file that resides on the first partition
On your USB drive.

When you use the BIOS to boot from the USB Drive, Grub sees the USB drive as hd0 (sda) and not hd1 (sdb).
I think this is the problem, so you should only need to edit that one line I mentioned above is all,
cause everything else looks good. Don't move anything it's all were it's suppose to be. All is kosher.
When you boot up off the real harddrive, the USB drive is sdb, but when you boot up off the USB drive via BIOS,
it is sda in relation to itself, as far as grub is concerned, not sdb. I think this is the only problem.

#68 Re: Openbox » [SOLVED]Cant change keyboard layout. » 2012-01-18 21:39:30

No....just repair what is broken, use the files to compare,
find your errors, edit and repair it. If you copied over the whole of rc.xml
it would be just as when you first installed, so if you have done any edits/changes to the rc.xml file
since installing ArchBang they would be lost.
So it would be best to compare closely, look for the errors and repair it.
But if you have not modified the rc.xml file since installing...well you could use the default as it is.
It is always a good thing to backup a config file before altering it, especially if your not familiar
with it.

#69 Re: Fluxbox » Fluxbox and Openbox compared - Favourite Window Manager - » 2012-01-18 16:53:18

pablokal wrote:

Why do all screenshots of fluxbox have gradients in window and menu headers?

Just depends on how the styles theme.cfg is configured, you could have it set to flat or flat solid or several other settings.
You could edit any existing theme.cfg and change it to your own preferred look.
It's just that the themes that were posted in the screenshots, happen to be configured to be using gradients is all.

#70 Re: Installation » archbang usb install multiboot » 2012-01-18 16:09:10

You need to mount the ArchBang partition.
Why?? Because Grub does not even see it, it sees it as wrong partition type,
or that it's damage, miss aligned and BLA!!.
So you need to do some trouble shooting from your end.
You must first see if the ArchBang partition on the USB device is mountable for one,
then you need to explore the /boot contents on same said partition to be sure that the kernel and intrid files exist,
and that they are indeed named as you have them in the menu.lst file.
Also need to look at the device.map file that is located at /boot/grub/device.map
on the FIRST partition.(Vector 7?) Post the contents of this file to forum.
If the drive specifiers are wrong in this file, Grub will not see the partition.
You mentioned that Super Grub Disk could not see the partition,
will if the drives are stated wrong or not at all in the device.map
file, you will get just that problem.

#71 Re: Installation » No sound » 2012-01-18 15:47:31

Another thing I've run into myself.
When installing KDE related apps.
knotify can be a problem.
See if you have any instances of knotify running and kill them off.

ps ax|grep knotify

Then kill -15 via the PID's if they do exist.

kill -15 <1st PID> <2nd PID>

#72 Re: Openbox » [SOLVED]Cant change keyboard layout. » 2012-01-18 15:31:25

Here are the original ArchBang files if you need them.
Scroll all the way down the page and select and copy from the data box,
NOT from the page itself.

The Default ArchBang rc.xml file
http://pastebin.com/TVnzEBeV

The Default ArchBang menu.xml file
http://pastebin.com/QaatqSZ6

#73 Re: Openbox » [SOLVED]Cant change keyboard layout. » 2012-01-17 14:49:01

You don't want to use keyboard shortcuts, you want to be able to change them from the menu? Look at #10 in the following link.
Also you could make separate desktop files in /usr/share/applications for each different language and they would show up in the Openbox menu.
http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic … -resolved/

#74 Re: Installation » No sound » 2012-01-17 14:34:32

What all pulse related is running?

ps ax|grep pulse

I installed some Gnome package that installed pulseaudio-alsa pulseaudio libcanberra-pulse.
Sound did not work till I uninstalled these packages.
Originally I killed off these running processes with a "kill -15 <pulse related PID's>"
and my sound then did work after killing off these offendening pulse processes.
Then I removed the packages and all was well.

#75 Re: Offtopic » What other Linux OS are you running or distro hopping with besides AB? » 2012-01-17 14:02:53

Just for curiosity I also installed the same on two machines, but I'm far from being enthusiastic about it. I'd diagnose it as "utter madness" in my case. On one hand I was not able to boot the live CD to X, because the system persisted in using the onboard graphic instead of my PCI-card that every other distro is using. So I had to install putting tons of options in a single commandline. In the other case I had the same problem with the latest "nvidia" driver as in ArchBang. I then installed "nouveau" first and after reboot tried to install an older version of the nvidia driver. With that I was successful, but for some unknown reasons mouse and keyboard are not working any more - so what can one *DO* without mouse and keyboard??? Maybe I shoud start scratching the screen or shouting loud? In fact I don't know why I'm doing this when I have ArchFlux and I'm perfectly happy with that. Evenmore I don't have much time and that makes me getting mad when having to solve such "problems". So "Gentoo" is definitely too much for me and will never become my favorite waste of time ;-)

Ahhh ...one of them wonderful Motherboads that you can not actually turn off the onboard video chip in the BIOS.
It will automatically switch to the PCI video card when installed >NOT<
I had one of these type motherboards on an old Dell LX series computer.
I would have to constantly reboot, as it would always choose the onboard video about every other boot.
Needless to say, the motherboard got scrapped after I removed the caps. MB did this with several different
distros I was running at the time. To the rest of your post .....LMFAO!!

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