If you want to use the NM (especially the nm-applet) in Gentoo or ArchLinux, you have to grant the user to access the NM. Therefor you create the following file
# cat /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.pkla
Thats necessary because
polkit-auth was removed from the policykit package. Also you must add the user to
# usermod -a -G plugdev $USERNAME
Sometimes its necessary/pleasanter to use the Acrobat Reader for some PDF files like forms…
Enable the multilib repository
# cat /etc/pacman.conf
Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
# pacman -Sy
Install necessary packages
# pacman -S lib32-libxml2 lib32-gtk2 lib32-gdk-pixbuf2
Maybe there are some more packages still missing on your system!
Download and install Acrobat Reader
# wget http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.4.2/deu/AdbeRdr9.4.2-1_i486linux_deu.bin
# chmod +x AdbeRdr9.4.2-1_i486linux_deu.bin
Or you can use the PKGBUILD file from the AUR repository.
I’ve found a very nice tool pv…
$ dd if=/dev/sda1 | pv | dd of=backup.img
359MB 0:00:05 [75.3MB/s] [ <=> ]
aka Firefox, DNS lookups and IPv6 (under Arch)
Since my laptop is running with Arch, sometimes my Firefox makes me crazy when i’m trying to open a new page because it show a message like Looking up heise.de… for minutes !
After googling a few seconds i’ve found someting that is working for me…
- Go to about:config
- Search for network.dns.disableIPv6
- Set it to true
That is only a workaround because i have no time to debug the root cause.
If you’re trying to boot the Archlinux 2010.05 CD/DVD/Netinstall and getting the message
ERROR: boot device didn’t show up after 30 seconds …
try this one to fix the problem
$ udevadm trigger