I am using xfce4-power-manager for my netbook and whenever I get a notification on my screen for "Battery is discharging..." (even when I've been unplugged for 3+ hours) it creates a blank icon in the tint2 tray. When I kill Tint2 and start it back up in the terminal whenever I get the notification is shows 3 "icon with depth: 24" messages in terminal.
I've searched all over AL.org, AB.org, and Google with no luck. Any ideas?
I prefer conky over having things in my system tray (battery monitor, network information, CPU load, RAM usage, etc...). All of these are kind of important for me because I am very mindful of my resources now because I have had instances where I didn't realize Thunderbird was hung in the background and maxed out 1 of my CPU cores to 100% which prevented my CPU to scale down which in turn resulted in extremely slow processing for my little netbook and drained my battery before I could get to an outlet.
Of course it does look good but I can get by with setting the refresh rate to 60-120 seconds probably.
I found out that my CPU only has 2 speeds, 1GHz and 1.5GHz for each core. I think this is the reason my battery life is dying so fast in Arch Bang but I'm not sure (I hope it's not conky killing my battery because that is so useful). Right now based on what I've seen I can get a max of maybe 3-4 hours out of one charge as opposed to 7+ hours of heavy usage until Windows 7 and Fedora 14 XFCE.
I found Arch Bang on accident while doing some research on Openbox. I found Will's blog first and then found Arch Bang not knowing they were connected. I am kind of disappointed that it uses so much more memory than my Fedora 14 XFCE install did but I'm very happy with the simplicity and all of the disk space I'm saving.
I posted on Arch's forums once and I don't foresee me ever going back there again. The only 2 people who replied to my thread were Forum Moderators and I got the feeling like I was wasting their time, air, and bandwidth because I made the mistake of thinking Arch Linux and Arch Bang were somewhat similar.
When I first installed Arch Bang everything worked perfect except that my wifi light was always red instead of blue. I read that installing broadcom-wl drivers would fix this but now it appears my wireless is broken. I made some changes and am now able to scan wireless networks but I cannot connect to my work's network which is hidden but open. I use wicd-curses and attempt to connect to it but it fails on obtaining the IP. Here's the error in wicd.log:
Wicd Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
I no longer have the icon in my traybar so I am stuck using wicd-curses with no luck.
Also, any idea how to fix the red light issue? It would be nice if I could use my wireless button to turn my wireless on/off and have the light be correct.
No dice. I did figure it out kinda.
I had to go into alsamixer and I set all of the controls to 0 and hit M to mute them.
Then I had to save the settings to a new file with this command: alsactl -f /var/lib/alsa/asound.state store
Then I rebooted and while all of the controls still say 90%, the master is muted so I will keep poking around until they are set to 0 by default.
Hello, I noticed that everytime I login to Arch Bang my volume is always set to max volume, any idea where I can adjust this? 90% of the time I don't use my speakers so I would like to keep my volume muted and manually adjust it during the other 10%.
Also, I don't know if this is related or not but how do I disable the loud beep when I mistype my username and password? It's so loud that it gets distorted by my speakers and it would be ideal if I didn't wake up my wife and 1 month old every time I accidentally type my user name with caps.
For what it's worth, around the time this thread was created a forum I am an admin on started getting flooded with spam also, around 100-400 messages a day. We've installed some vB plugins so now we're down to about 40-80 a day (luckily 99% of them are sent to moderation so they don't appear but I am still busy cleaning up the forums every hour or so ) but ultimately the cause is that xrumer (spambot script) released a new version around this time that apparently beats most CAPTCHA out there. Just thought I'd let you know.
I feel like a real newb because I'm getting stuck on step 2 "Prepare your HD". It says that I should have a choice between cfdisk and GParted? How do I get to the GParted choice? I have 7 partitions and when I try to use cfdisk it does not let me specify a /boot partition and I'm afraid it will not utilize the /boot partition I already use. Any help is appreciated.
I have searched the forums and Google with no luck and I'm fairly certain I am just not searching for the right terms so feel free to point me to a link if this has been answered 100 times.
I have been running Arch Bang off a Live CD to make sure everything is compatible with my hardware (everything works out of the box for my HP 210 Netbook so far) and there are only a few things I plan on changing but the only one I cannot find a solution for is to disable the right-click = close for running programs in the menu. I don't care if right-click doesn't do anything I just have a habit of right-clicking and hate to see my programs just killed like that. Any guidance over this small but bothersome issue of mine before I wipe Fedora 14 XFCE would be greatly appreciated.