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#1 2011-10-17 21:02:32

mike4ca
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From: Iowa, USA
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AB rocks!

Hello from Iowa, USA!  I have been playing with Linux and BSD for more than a year now.  It seems a lot longer when I think back to where I started (the big U distro).  At first I was just making bootable USB drives.  Now it is on all 4 computers (wife's, kids', and both of mine).  I have Linux Mint on 3 of the computers because it was the one that I could always get to work without much knowledge.  But it was never fully what I wanted.  I tried Gentoo to learn how to compile my own system, it did not work so well.  I was near the end of despair.  Relenting to use Linux much like other commercial OSes (the way it was given to me).  Then I tried ArchBang (2011.10 RC2 64 bit) on my extra computer.  Install was easy.  System is clean.  I can even play online videos (hulu, etc) fullscreen (1600x900) and it looks good!  This is a first for me.  I have already customized the desktop, conky, tint2, mirrorlist, added cups, hplip, xsane, etc.  I am loving it.  I can't stop playing with the system.  AB is a great place to start!

My only problem was the Openbox menu issue that appeared after a recent system upgrade.  I found the solution tonight in the forums and implemented without any issues.

I am still looking for a good way to revert the system if I update and a package breaks.  I found how to remove a package, but not how to add the old version back.  I will keep reading, but I would appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction.

I am also looking for a good way to copy and save all of the information that goes flying by during a package install or update.  The pacman.log file (which I added a link to the menu) shows some information, but not as much.  I can't get cut and paste to work with the terminal and leafpad.

Thank you.


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#2 2011-10-17 21:39:57

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Re: AB rocks!

Welcome mike4ca!!

here's a link for how to downgrade packages https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Do … g_Packages and as long as you don't use pacman -Scc you'll be able to find old versions of packages in your /var/cache/pacman/pkg folder. I make backup copies of these packages in case I do have to downgrade because of some upgrade problem.

I don't use the terminal that comes with 2011.10. I use lxterminal and have no problems with anything like copy, cut and paste. You could also use rox-term.

I know what you mean about Gentoo. It took me four days to finally get my system working (this was before the handbook came out). When it finally fired up and was running correctly I felt like I had won the lottery big_smile


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#3 2011-10-18 02:21:41

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Re: AB rocks!

Welcome, Mike.
To add some info to what AV wrote:
You can clean your package cache to a certain extent, for instance leaving the last two or three versions; when running AB longer this is very useful if not necessary:  http://stillstup.blogspot.com/2011/02/m … -arch.html

Regarding pasting text in leafpad, parcellite should take care of that; it is a very fine clipboard manager that I have in my taskbar (tint2).
Clicking on the icon gives you a list of the last forty or so texts that you have put on the clipboard; choosing a text by clicking on it puts it right back on the actual clipboard.
Check if you have installed it or install it by doing:
#pacman -S parcellite
Hope your computing will be enjoyable an painless with AB.


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#4 2011-10-18 10:58:21

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Re: AB rocks!

of course rocks!

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#5 2011-10-23 20:41:03

mike4ca
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From: Iowa, USA
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Re: AB rocks!

Thanks for the responses.  I looked into the copy/paste with the terminal more.  I found this post http://bbs.archbang.org/viewtopic.php?id=1050 that indicated there would be a package called urxvt-clipboard.  urxvt-clipboard is a AUR package.  I don't think it is installed in the RC2 version that I have.  More information can be found here https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=35526 and here https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Rxvt-unicode.  The second (wiki) link has a lot of info on rxvt-unicode.  I have too many other things to work on right now so I did not did into the wiki.  I did look for alternative terminals.  I have used many in the different distributions I have tried.  For some reason I randomly chose sakura.  It handles cut and paste natively (or at least forces appropriate dependencies).  Right click on it and a there is a menu to set options as well.

I read the wiki on downgrading packages.  I felt bad when I noticed the that on the right side of the pacman wiki is a section called "Related" and the link is in there.


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#6 2011-10-24 20:44:11

mike4ca
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Re: AB rocks!

In another topic Mr Green left a reply...

Show urxvt some love...
cut and paste in urxvt
Mr Green

the cut and paste in urxvt went to http://blasphemousbits.wordpress.com/20 … with-rxvt/

Apparently the default urxvt allows you to use the highlight-middle mouse trick for cut and paste.


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