My eyes are deteriorating rapidly and I needed a bigger font size in for example qbittorrent.
I found an easy solution here.
1) Install qt5-styleplugins (aur) and qt5ct (reps)
2) Set environment variable in the file /etc/environment and add the following line:
3) Restart the system
4) Start qt5ct from terminal and select gtk2
5) Start one more time qt5ct from terminal with sudo rights (for qt apps which required sudo rights) and select gtk2
* the simple & elegant dark grey theme and wallpaper
* the cool pipe-menus -- seems they put quite a bit work into those
We're not so much interested in looks as the former Crunchbang community. I guess.
But why don't you write a howto to see what we are missing and maybe that will convince Mr Green to add this in a later release.
First install lxdm and then edit /firstname.lastname@example.org according to
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ge … al_console
so remove this part
--autologin --autologin (my-username)
I suppose autologin is done with lxdm.
I have an older install, so I don't know for sure how it is done in this last release.
You will find the config file in etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf
If you don't want autologin you have to change
If you don't have lxdm installed; install it
and see for more info https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LXDM
And you should realize that apart for the specific installation process of AB, the rest is to be found on the Arch wiki;
f.i. an awesome set up see https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Awesome
You are right that the installation process should be addressed clearly in the Doc
Put the information you want in the doc here on the forums and when it is a good addition, I'm sure it will be put in the Doc.
We're not like manjaro but expect people to be self-reliant to a certain level.
If you get stuck then there is the forums for specific questions.
Thanks for the feedback.
Another problem in JWM was that the windows lose focus in a different way than in openbox.
I happened quite a few times I was typing in the wrong window because the window focus was lost; I believe that in jwm the mouse is more determining in focusing a window than inOB.
I installed the latest beta ios 1686 and I was pleasantly surprised by the simple set up of jwm.
Still missed some features of openbox and because I have a good openbox set up backud up that is always less work than building that on jwm; so installed openbox.
I also found on this pentium 4 the window changing in jwm a bit buggy, some visual unrest.
About the installation on a dedicated partition with the abinstaller I have 2 remarks:
One is that with using the build in partition tool I got some error regarding superblocks; an error which took me some time to discover.
I only found out by looking with gparted at the installation.
Repeating the installating with pre partitoning with gparted avoided this error.
Another problem was with installing grub2.
I did a manual install with grub-install and got an error that I had forgotten to specify the device
It should have been
I couldn't redo it, couldn't go back to the installation menu and I couldn't set up user and root passwd.
Maybe it is better to set the bootloader as last task?
I suggest that you try out different possibilities and try out if one works out for this situation.
I'm afraid that most users are not inclined to think in supporting a project like ours, because they take our existence for granted.
I don't find that disappointing; it's jut the way things have been in the past.
It would be better to name a amount of money you're are aiming at ( say 500 $ ) and give feedback about what you have got each month.
Look here for more info about jwm: http://jjposti1876.deviantart.com/art/E … -378970458
Download configuration Guide Link
@Mr Green: maybe PostX Gnu/Linux is an interesting distro to examine as an example; it uses openrc as init sytem.
http://www.techtimejourney.net/postx-gn … nd-64-bit/
You could use https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ne … col_daemon
and set in /home/username/.config/openbox/autostart
(sleep 20s && sudo ntpd -qg) &
I use the delay to be sure nothing interfers with ntpd
I think fluxbox is best in doing this: http://fluxbox.org/features/
Some of the main features lay under the hood and might not seem to be obvious at first glance.
One of the most underestimated - although one of the most powerful features - is the apps-file. With this file it is possible to set application-specific parameters for dimension, decoration, default workspace to open on, stickyness and much more. It will let you manipulate almost every setting for any window or application. The best way to learn about it is to visit the wiki-site for the apps-file. http://fluxbox-wiki.org/category/howtos … _file.html
See also https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/fluxbox
Does ArchBang and ArchLinux support installation on UEFI?
Yes it does.
But honesty requires me to acknowledge the fact that it didn't work for me due to the fact that I used a two hard drive set up.
What I did is installing Manjaro on a small partition of the second hd to solve the boot problem and from there I could install AB.
Make room with pkgcacheclean in Arch
All installed packages will be cached in /var/cache/pacman/pkg
If you look in this cache you will be surprised to find as much as four or five versions of the same program.
If you want to make room than it is useful to purge the cache of too many versions of the same program with pkgcacheclean: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pkgcacheclean/
Do as root: #pkgcacheclean -v
to actually do it.
Usage: pkgcacheclean [options] [number]
The default number is 2. That means, for all installed packages, the currently used version and the newest of the remaining cache is retained. All caches of not-installed packages are removed.
Currently, supported options only includes -v/--verbose, -q/--quiet, -n/--dry-run, -k/--all-as-installed.
Many many many thanks at archbang developers for let's me posting on their forum smile during all this year.
Thank you for your courage to start Obarun and perseverance to keep Obarun going.
Time fort a little birthday present!! And all users of this forum are encouraged to support Eric's work too!
We are much honoured that you keep notifying us and keep using our little place on the net.
I find viewnoir very convenient as simple image and slide show viewer; gthumb is very neat for managing image files in folders and simple editing like cropping. Mcomix has the great advantage that when you have finished seeing the pics in one folder, it automatically opens pics in the next folder.
More info about S6: http://skarnet.org/software/s6-linux-in … start.html and http://skarnet.org/software/s6/
Feel terrible about giving so little feedback; fact is I am hardly ever playing with the pc these days as I have s many other things to attend to.
For our May “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected ArchBang, a simple GNU/Linux distribution that provides a lightweight Arch Linux system combined with the OpenBox window manager. Mr. Green, the current developer of ArchBang, shared some thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.
SourceForge (SF): What made you start this?
ArchBang (AB): I took over development of iso for Will at the time to allow him to focus on his studies.
SF: Has the original vision been achieved?
AB: Mostly; we try to keep iso to a minimum with all the tools you need to install and set up archlinux.
SF: Who can benefit the most from your project?
AB: Newcomers to Arch, Linux or even more experienced users who want a comfortable portable system.
SF: What core need does ArchBang fulfill?
AB: [The need for an Arch Linux system] that’s light, easy-to-use, fast, and up-to-date (as possible).
SF: What’s the best way to get the most out of using ArchBang?
AB: Try it live or load and run from ram, get the feel of Archlinux without having to install, break or risk your own system.
SF: What has your project team done to help build and nurture your community?
AB: We tend to keep things friendly and light-hearted. [We] pride ourselves on helping out when we can or at least point a user in the right direction.
SF: Have you all found that more frequent releases helps build up your community of users?
AB: Not really noticed that so much; we aim to release every three months (seasonal) subject to any major changes in Archlinux.
SF: How has SourceForge and its tools helped your project reach success?
AB: [It has] allowed users to find and download isos easily.
SF: What is the next big thing for ArchBang?
AB: Working towards a system free iso…
SF: How long do you think that will take?
AB: Hopefully within a few months we can have a fully working release.
SF: Do you have the resources you need to make that happen?
AB: Always looking to upgrade hardware; builds currently limited to the power of my laptop.
SF: If you had it to do over again, what would you do differently for ArchBAng?
AB: For me keeping things light and gui free would be ideal.
SF: Is there anything else we should know?
AB: Special thanks goes to Oliver and Pablokal ?
Nice and thanks! Pity the d got lost in systemd
Please ask new question on new topic.
Tried the Tear Free Option? https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Intel_graphics
In your /home/user/.config folder there is a Trolltech.conf file
It opens with
[Qt] filedialog=@ByteArray( ..
(and then a few rows of digits and letters.)
Put after these rows at the beginning of a new empty row::
This will help qt applications to work better together with gtk.
I tried this after a new install with efi boot problems. I missed the easy option to repartition within the installer. Perhaps strange from me as I always use gparted as partitioner beforehand.
Any way would be nice if partitioning would be still an option you could use within the installer.
Just my 2 cents: I liked the old installer where I could partition manually prior to installation but could specify the mount points during the install. Also would useful to provide a config section where I can edit mkinitcpio.conf. Here i think its difficult to see when you run mkinitcpio -p linux to generate images. In such a setup I could go back and make custom edits manually. I did not see an explicit choice for such a section, so please forgive me if this feature is already in.
Yes, that was quite user friendly.
@VRKALAK AND SORRY OFFFTOPIC:Any news we might have missed from the fluxbox front. (reaction in another thread please)
Btw during grub install I got an error:
'error: mkdir /var/lock dmraid.
run /lvm/lvmetad failled to connect to socket ; falling back to internal scanning.'
Maybe wise to put an re assuring message somewhere that you don't have to worry about that.
Congrats, Mr. Green. Did a real partition installation with dummy options like automatic grub installation and installed in 17 minutes 30 seconds. The longest time took the grub installation with my 15 partitions. Looks all good and ready to go!!!
Would be nice if you had the option to leave your swap partition as it is.
Now I was force to format swap and it got a different uuid what forced me to change it in /etc/fstab in other linux installations.