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#1 Feedback » Good job guys keep up the good work » 2013-11-14 21:23:30

Replies: 1

Hey guys just passing by to say hi and to say that I'm proud of the team. I'm doing great thanks God. Work, family and other commitments are keeping me busy but everything's cool. Keep up the good work big_smile

#5 Re: Offtopic » Happy New Year 2012! » 2012-01-01 12:11:23

Happy new year big_smile !
Follow your dreams, don't be afraid to get your hands dirty & push yourselves!

#6 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » Share your ArchBang Desktop Thread! » 2011-12-22 07:59:53

Mr Green wrote:

Have you got a link to gtk theme Will? found this one

packer -S gtk-murrine-arch-theme

it's in the AUR big_smile

#9 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » Archbang Wallpapers » 2011-11-16 16:27:17

Zwopper wrote:

There will probably be more to come...

/cheer I hope so because it's pretty nice big_smile

#11 Re: Feedback » Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang » 2011-11-03 06:39:00

moa wrote:

I think you should include bash-completion package. It is very useful tab completion scripts for cli.
Cheers! )

sure smile

archy wrote:

to include 'SUDO' is not neccesary i think!

Nothing pulls it so it must be listed (maybe one day it will be part of the base group but not yet)

#12 Re: Announcements » ArchBang 2011.11 - Bug Thread » 2011-11-02 19:39:20

oliver wrote:

In the 'configure system' part of the install, you're prompted to edit hosts.allow and hosts.deny but tcp_wrappers was deprecated a while back and is not installed anyway.

Is another app using them or is it a remnant of the old installer?

Thanks for pointing that & for the info Oliver big_smile

#13 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » Archbang Wallpapers » 2011-11-02 12:34:33

How lovely
This one will definitely be included in the next release lol

Keep it up Conker1r big_smile

#17 Re: FAQs, Tips & Tutorials » Create a transparent menu in Openbox » 2011-11-01 04:56:11

pablokal wrote:

Thanks Dana  for your work on Openbox!!

And thanks Paul for making me discover a better xcompmgr big_smile

ArchVortex wrote:

I found that Chromium, when opened, was showing only 80% of the browser. When I commented out  xcompmgr -fF -t-5 -l-5 -r4.2 -o.55 -D2 -m.83 & in autostart and rebooted then Chromium opened up showing a full browser.

Yeah it's a glitch with chromium to fix it:
1) Right click in the top of chromium and tell it to use the system titlebar

2) then in rc.xml add this to the applications section near the bottom

    <application name="chromium">

#18 Re: FAQs, Tips & Tutorials » Adding a Second Desktop » 2011-10-31 10:20:43

ArchVortex wrote:

Disclaimer: If you follow the above instructions and your computer blows up, your system breaks, you grow a third nipple, Barney the Dinosaur comes for a visit or Culture Club starts blaring out of your speakers, I am not responsible. Use at your own risk!!


#19 Re: Arch Discussions » Why I use Arch + LXDE » 2011-10-30 16:11:10

Nope I wouldn't put LXDE back but since ArchBang is flexible, I could easily replace Openbox if it ever gets beaten one day tongue (which is possible since Openbox itself is a fork of Blackbox)

#20 Re: Feedback » Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang » 2011-10-19 04:49:45

The offline DOC will be upgraded to an html version w/ anchors for quick navigation & Super + R keybind to "Read the Doc" tongue

#22 Re: Offtopic » Where in the world are you? » 2011-10-12 20:57:21

ratcheer wrote:

Alabama, USA


Whoa went there for a couple of days last April to visit Oakwood University @ Huntsville & few days after I've left, the weather was messed up (tornado)

(Alabama is the farthest place that I have traveled to from Montreal so far big_smile)

#23 Re: FAQs, Tips & Tutorials » Wrong resolution when booting from Live CD/DVD AB! 2011.10 » 2011-10-11 06:43:17

Oh what actually happened in the background is that I've swapped the boot options on 2011.10 since many Nvidia users would have a messed up screen when letting Xorg 'autodetect' which was the default option before. Now when you select the first option, if you press tab to edit the options, you'll notice that it actually starts in failsafe mode by default which is more logical for a live CD tongue

#24 Re: Feedback » Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang » 2011-10-09 06:25:46

xunil wrote:

it looks very nice with the Clarity icons. … -156727260

Indeed that theme is tight smile

Edit: except that 'hardinfo' complains about the vertical scrollbar >.<

Invalid borders specified for theme pixmap:
borders don't fit within the image

#25 Re: Installation » Thunar not seeing devices [Solved] » 2011-10-06 09:41:47

Or you could try to install/reinstall libgdu that worked for some in this thread

#26 Re: Feedback » Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang » 2011-10-05 04:37:30

orschiro wrote:

Well done, apart from the theme and the decision to go with firefox nightly instead of chromium I can live with that release. But still some feedback to improve several things it in the upcoming release.

1. As you already provide a 10-synaptics.conf then please enable two finger scrolling by default.

              Option "VertEdgeScroll" "on"
              Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "on"
              Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "on"
              Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "on"
              Option "CircularScrolling" "on"
              Option "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
              Option "EmulateTwoFingerMinZ" "40"
              Option "EmulateTwoFingerMinW" "8"

2. Didn't you want to provide a better font rendering using freetype2-ubuntu fontconfig-ubuntu libxft-ubuntu cairo-ubuntu packages?

If so be aware that there is a font width problem in urxvt afterwards. This can be fixed with the patched 'rxvt-unicode-patched' package.

3. Since you are using urxvt now there is a nice script made by Xyne that allows the user to paste selection with ctrl+v instead of middle click only.

It is called urxvt-clipboard and requires the entry URxvt.perl-ext-common: default,clipboard in .Xdefaults

4. Please add the resume hook to mkinitcpio.conf by default as it avoids problems with resuming from suspension and hibernation.

5. As mentioned earlier perl-file-mimeinfo solves many problems with filetypes. Please add that as well to the next release.

5. This package is not needed. Add export 'DE=xfce' and 'export BROWSER=browser' before the exec command in .xinitrc.

6. Personally I think providing keybindings for multimedia keys by default is a win win situation. The one who does not have them does not care, the one who has them can use them directly as they are usually mapped with XF86*.

 <keybind key="XF86AudioRaiseVolume">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>amixer set Master 5%+ unmute</command>
    <keybind key="XF86AudioLowerVolume">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>amixer set Master 5%- unmute</command>
    <keybind key="XF86AudioMute">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>amixer set Master toggle</command>
    <keybind key="XF86ScreenSaver">
      <action name="Execute">
    <keybind key="XF86Sleep">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>sudo pm-suspend</command>

7. If you will certainly stick with pcmanfm instead of thunar, forget this point. Otherwise I would love to see custom actions for a search.

See: … om_actions

8. The networkmanager applet is pretty ugly. Can this be more integrated?

Yes it can. Add export GTK2_RC_FILES="$HOME/.gtkrc-2.0" before the exec command in .xinitrc.

9. What about having a commented entry for the multilib repo in pacman.conf? This way it can be easily uncommented when needed.

10. Crunchbang has a nice menu entry called 'Recent files' which is pretty useful. You may think of adding this as well.

I think, that's it so far. smile


All noted smile

nyan wrote:

Wouldn't Firefox Aurora be a better choice? It is also updated nightly with everything that works, but it takes some measures so that you don't end up with a completely nonfunctional browser.

Thank you for making me discover the Aurora version which supports add-ons and is still blazing fast smile
Easily getting around 2.8K when benchmarking @

#27 Re: Pacman/Packages » Where's adeskbar » 2011-10-02 13:35:47

rayhaque wrote:

What happened to adeskbar?

Indeed it was removed since tint2 is sufficient. See this post smile

#29 Re: Openbox » invalid output from pipe-menu "Applications" » 2011-10-02 03:25:43

'Menu not found. Please specify a menu specification file'

can be solved by removing ~/.cache/menus directory smile

#31 Re: FAQs, Tips & Tutorials » Icons in right click openbox menu » 2011-09-30 05:18:10

Mr Green wrote:

Sorry to cross post but could this feature be added to new release?

Yep! big_smile

EDIT: people will love you two lol (Paul & MrG), see this post

#32 Re: Introductions » #! » 2011-09-29 18:31:45

Hey mcx welcome aboard.
I'm glad that you like AB & that you are willing to try to build your own Arch setup (a good way to get familiar w/ Linux & there's no limits to what you can do smile)

#34 Re: Introductions » Hello » 2011-09-28 14:55:31

Hey Archnold welcome aboard (yay another from Montreal) smile

#35 Re: Installation » Size of /temp directory » 2011-09-28 04:22:16

'By default, a tmpfs partition has its maximum size set to half your total RAM'
Edit:moving thread

#36 Re: Openbox » [Solved] sudo doesn't ask for password » 2011-09-27 20:06:54

Did you try deleting /etc/sudoers.d/g_wheel ?

#37 Re: Feedback » Note about pacman & feedback about urxvt/jumanji » 2011-09-27 10:57:49

willxtreme wrote:

Midori fits -> I get 460MB. I'm going to use it as my main browser til October 31st to check its stability & If it fails, then jumanji wins (last time I've been using Midori was in November 2010 and they were @ version v0.2.6 but now they are at version 0.4 and so far so good)

I've experienced the unfixed download dialog bug lol-> it happens to me all the times when I try to download from Besides that, for normal surfing it works well but it can crash occasionally when you close a tab. For now, jumanji-git wins

#38 Re: Feedback » Note about pacman & feedback about urxvt/jumanji » 2011-09-26 20:16:38

Midori fits -> I get 460MB. I'm going to use it as my main browser til October 31st to check its stability & If it fails, then jumanji wins (last time I've been using Midori was in November 2010 and they were @ version v0.2.6 but now they are at version 0.4 and so far so good)

#39 Re: Feedback » Note about pacman & feedback about urxvt/jumanji » 2011-09-26 10:44:02

oliver wrote:

What is the relevance of 460MB?

It's just that back in 2010.06 w/ AB Apeiro, our iso used to be 478Mo and w/ time, I've added some stuff in it but I want to keep AB as light as possible so that's why I have set a new limit @ 460Mo (which is possible to respect like in rc2) and users will still get all the goodness smile
(If I could set a lower limit, I would but the current set of packages is great)

archvortex wrote:

When it's ready, can you send me a copy of your instructions so I can add it to the Wiki, please? Thanks!!

EDIT: Sure when ready smile

#40 Re: Feedback » Note about pacman & feedback about urxvt/jumanji » 2011-09-26 08:44:05

pablokal wrote:

Midori I had so much crashes in the past that I stopped trying to use it

lol same here but that was on November 2010 -> then I'll let jumanji but I'll move up the instructions for it in the DOC to find them quickly. I don't want to break the cap of 460MB. I personaly wish I knew jumanji earlier but it is not as known as firefox/opera/etc. I was actually hesitating between jumanji & uzbl when I was looking for a more lightweight and stable browser.

#41 Re: Feedback » Note about pacman & feedback about urxvt/jumanji » 2011-09-26 05:19:10

Good thing I've included in the doc how to copy/paste w/ urxvt and basic commands for jumanji but I'll add that you must pacman -Syy in the first place before installing a new package thanks smile

-Between Ctrl+Shift+V (in lxterminal) and a simple middle mouse click (in urxvt) to paste, I find urxvt more simple to use.
-As of the default browser, maybe midori would be the right choice-> I'll check tonight the size of the generated iso w/ Midori

#45 Re: Feedback » AB 2011.10 - feedback part 2 » 2011-09-23 12:38:41

That's the issue it works when removed & re-installed but when you want to include radiotray in the list of packages as it generates the iso, it doesn't work OOB

#46 Re: Feedback » AB 2011.10 - feedback part 2 » 2011-09-23 08:24:09

ancleessen4 wrote:

Might try removing WICD and using networkmanager.

This will make many happy lol but yes. WICD will be ditched!

I also experienced weird situations (not @ home but @ school + its true that the memory footprint of nm is smaller)
->went from 135MB to 118MB at initial boot in Vbox for x86_64 & 167 to 155MB on my real laptop. I love your suggestion big_smile

#47 Re: Feedback » AB 2011.10 - feedback part 2 » 2011-09-23 07:51:14

Always the same error for radiotray even on a clean AB generated this morning

#51 Re: Openbox » conky moving from one screen to another one » 2011-09-22 10:35:52

fcuk112 wrote:

on my dual-display, conky shifts from the top-right side of my right monitor to the top-left-hand side of my left monitor when i use conkyswitcher (super+x) and back again when i press (super+x) again.  anybody getting the same?  ideally i'd like it fixed in one place (though still being able to peek at the keybinds obviously).

intentional as well but I'll change it np smile

Edit: moving to openbox section

#52 Re: Feedback » AB 2011.10 - feedback part 2 » 2011-09-22 10:32:57

ancleessen4 wrote:

Radiotray installed and working.

nice smile I'll check that out later when I'm home

#53 Re: Hardware & Multimedia » volumeicon open mixer issue » 2011-09-22 10:25:28

Yeah it tries to open with xterm by default
Edit: moving to Multimedia section

#54 Re: Hardware & Multimedia » volumeicon open mixer issue » 2011-09-22 09:10:24

And if you type 'alsamixer' in a terminal what happens?
(and if even alsamixer won't open, check this out)
(might need to run 'alsaconf' as root)

#55 Re: Feedback » AB 2011.10 - feedback part 2 » 2011-09-22 06:45:52

-I'm hapy failsafe mode worked smile
-Don't forget that there's a tweak in the DOC for chromium
-I get 167MB of ram used @ Boot on x86_64 here and once I launch a ton of applications & close them all around 180-195MB
-Yeah radiotray error. Did you manage to install it in 2011.10 RC?
-xfc4-power-manager used to be installed but I'll keep on shipping a simple battery mon and let the user do whatever after

#56 Re: Installation » crond not set to start on boot » 2011-09-22 04:13:47

VK7HSE wrote:

Just curious, crond not set to start on boot. Is this an oversight or international?

intentional smile

Edit: moving to installation

#58 Re: Installation » VirtualBox/VMware installation fails » 2011-09-21 15:10:17

Try on your real system
EDIT: topic moved in the appropriate section

#59 Re: Installation » VirtualBox/VMware installation fails » 2011-09-21 15:00:35

and you have loaded AB in normal mode right?

#60 Re: Feedback » AB 2011.10 - feedback part 2 » 2011-09-21 14:28:28

I can already tell you I won't include Nvidia proprietary drivers

#61 Re: Installation » VirtualBox/VMware installation fails » 2011-09-21 14:22:44

Before it starts to copy files or in the middle of the process?
What about on a real system?

#62 Re: Feedback » AB 2011.10 - feedback part 2 » 2011-09-21 08:28:28

Noted smile
-A simple script will do for removing the drivers but copy-pasting from the DOC works too (that's what I do when I install AB on another machine)
-As for including nouveau drivers, I'm still not convinced. Why?
Because among all Nvidia users, some have no issues with it and some do have issues (we can confirm that through older posts)
And most of the times, those with recent Nvidia cards that have no issues w/ nouveau will ditch it for the proprietary nvidia driver.
I'll gladly include nouveau drivers if even failsafe mode doesn't work but I doubt it smile
(I personally wish vesa was invincible but learned from my mistakes in Reloaded last year lol)
-As for copytoram, I'll just remove it

#63 Feedback » ArchBang 2011.10 - RC feedback thread » 2011-09-21 03:47:06

Replies: 4

This is where you can post your feedback (got to keep the bug thread clean lol)

#64 Re: Feedback » AB 2011.10 - feedback part 2 » 2011-09-21 03:41:28

archvortex wrote:


When are you going to open a feedback thread for the 2011.10-RC? big_smile

From now on there'll be a bug thread and feedback thread with each release lol

archvortex wrote:

I don't know if these are bugs and also just 1 comment (#4) so here we go:

1) mirrorlist is still uncommented
2) missing mirrors in your generated mirrorlist (my fastest mirror, internode is not listed in Australia and is the major mirror in Australia)
3) installation of packages in the installer took a lot longer than usual ( 20 minutes). Ran an install again and it took the same amount of time in the second install
4) uxrvt terminal - bad choice for the installer, theme (WTF?) looks horrible and what's with entering commands being moved down to the next line with an =>? No border or buttons to close the terminal. Confusing for new users and those that have never used uxrvt terminal.

Other than that every else runs smoothly big_smile And did I mention the theme? Oh yes, already. tongue

P.S. I've already updated  everything in the Wiki for this release yesterday and added your Xorg desperate mode guide and the rxvt-unicode terminal

Yeah back in 2011.02, files would be extracted as you unsquash the root-image

cd $DESTDIR && unsquashfs -da 32 -fr 32 -d . /bootmnt/arch/i686/root-image.sqfs

but since then things changed and you get a .fs after unsquashing that you need to mount and then copy the files which is longer

mkdir -p $DESTDIR/bypass
(cd $DESTDIR && unsquashfs -da 32 -fr 32 -d ./vomi /bootmnt/arch/${arch}/root-image.fs.sfs && mount vomi/root-image.fs $DESTDIR/bypass && echo -e "\n Now copying files :D" && cp -raf $DESTDIR/bypass/* $DESTDIR/ &>/dev/null)]

-I have this month's latest mirrors generated by
Sorry if your good old mirror isn't included in there

-All mirrors are uncommented on purpose for pacman to work OOB in a live session
w/ throttled servers removed

-I admit a bordeless terminal by default is not user friendly. I'll change 'URxvt*borderLess:true' to false in .Xdefaults smile

Thanks for updating the wiki Stan big_smile

#65 Re: Feedback » AB 2011.10 - feedback part 2 » 2011-09-20 18:07:24

fcuk112 wrote:

@willextreme: really like … ent=120386.  have you seen this before?  would love to see it built into archbang, along with the snap (artwiz-fonts) for the conky config and window headers.  no biggie, know it's a matter of taste, just a suggestion.  keep up the great work!

pretty slick + I like cyan (I'll keep that theme in mind thanks)
Now back to the subject, post encountered bugs people big_smile /cheer

#66 FAQs, Tips & Tutorials » Xorg "desperate mode" guide if failsafe mode fails you :P » 2011-09-20 15:25:57

Replies: 0

Even failsafe mode doesn't work on your system?
Cool down and follow Xorg "Desperate mode" guide smile
1) Go in another tty (for example tty2)
Ctrl + Alt + F2
2)login as root
3)Remove all shipped video drivers w/ AB

pacman -R xf86-video-apm xf86-video-ark xf86-video-ast\
 xf86-video-ati xf86-video-chips xf86-video-cirrus\
 xf86-video-dummy xf86-video-fbdev xf86-video-glint\
 xf86-video-i128 xf86-video-i740 xf86-video-intel\
 xf86-video-mach64 xf86-video-mga xf86-video-neomagic\
 xf86-video-nv xf86-video-r128 xf86-video-rendition\
 xf86-video-s3 xf86-video-s3virge xf86-video-savage\
 xf86-video-siliconmotion xf86-video-sis xf86-video-sisusb\
 xf86-video-tdfx xf86-video-trident xf86-video-tseng\
 xf86-video-v4l xf86-video-vesa xf86-video-vmware\
 xf86-video-voodoo xf86-video-xgi xf86-video-xgixp\
 ati-dri intel-dri mach64-dri mga-dri r128-dri\
 savage-dri sis-dri tdfx-dri xf86-video-geode

4)type "lspci | grep VGA"
install your appropriate video driver
wicd-curses to connect to your wifi network if not already connected through LAN

# pacman -Syy
# pacman -S your-right-video-driver
# init 3
go back to tty2 and Ctrl + C to stop Xorg. This is required only if Xorg actually started but in a messed up way
# Xorg -configure
# cp /root/ /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# su - live
$ startx

5) You made it big_smile

#67 Re: Feedback » AB 2011.10 - feedback part 2 » 2011-09-20 11:53:47

scjet wrote:

I can't even see anything after boot up

even in failsafe mode? If failsafe mode fails you, no worries big_smile
Behold! I have written a Xorg "desperate mode" guide

in 2011.02, the drivers included were


but since 2011.09, I've removed the nouveau drivers and only have those included in xorg's group smile

fcuk112 wrote:

the minimize, maximize, close buttons on some windows are sometimes blacked out, any idea how to fix it?

Angelina OB theme by trapd00r is like this. You see them when the window doesn't have the focus lol

Mr Green wrote:

Terminal has gone all girly and pretty YUK!

I like your honesty but it's impossible to please everyone. Some complained that AB was too dark lol so I had to balance stuff w/ this old .bashrc from AB - Apeiro

#68 Re: Announcements » ArchBang 2011.09 - Bug Thread » 2011-09-20 02:01:13

-7 days have passed-
2011.10 RC coming out today!

#69 Re: Announcements » ArchBang 2011.09 - Bug Thread » 2011-09-18 15:52:23

rob.til wrote:
I can't edit media tags  in Thunar-media-tags-plugin.
Is it just me experiencing this bug?

Nope, confirmed here. Meanwhile, you can get easytag to do the job smile
I'll put that package on hold w/ slimlock-git & radiotray while they are buggy

#70 Re: Openbox » Change black icons » 2011-09-15 13:16:33

epzil0n wrote:

where i can find a red /usr/share/ab/ab.png that is in the simple menu for adeskbar or what it's called? I found and it looks great, but now and then i like red colors! wink

Open /usr/share/ab/ab.png or any other AB logo in Gimp and in the main menu, click on Colors and then Colorize and have fun big_smile
(1st Slider fully @ right for red)

#73 Re: Announcements » ArchBang 2011.09 - Bug Thread » 2011-09-13 16:27:01

pablokal wrote:

mount: mounting /dev/sda2 on /new_root failed

can this be of any help:

Btw, this is a bug as this error is now reported by three people.

The problem seems to be that ext2 is not accepted as file system; when formatting is done to ext4 this problem is solved.

Yay all reported bugs so far are fixed!
Smack ArchBang around harder people to see if there's any bugs left! big_smile /cheer

#74 Re: Announcements » ArchBang 2011.09 - Bug Thread » 2011-09-13 14:51:03

Kosava wrote:

I tested slimlock-git now, and i noticed some bugs when i lock screen with them it is possible to switch betwen tty-s with ctrl+alt+f1... that is big bug... and other thing is it  deppend with slim, some people more prefer LxDM, lightDM... one more time i think it is better sflock-git now with arguments big_smile

Kosava is right. This is troublesome lol but I'm sure it will eventually be fixed.
Meanwhile, sflock wins smile

#75 Re: Announcements » ArchBang 2011.09 - Bug Thread » 2011-09-12 08:39:24

It will be a new choice in the boot menu but you simply have to add "copytoram" parameter

When the cd boots, press [Tab] to edit options & add copytoram after initrd=/arch/boot/i686/archiso.img

> .linux /arch/boot/i686/vmlinuz archisobasedir=arch archisolabel=ARCH_201109


> .linux /arch/boot/i686/vmlinuz archisobasedir=arch archisolabel=ARCH_201109
initrd=/arch/boot/i686/archiso.img copytoram

Press enter and have fun smile

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