Category Archives: Arch Linux

[Guide] CyanogenMod 13 on Xiaomi Mi 4 (cancro)

This guide helps you upgrade your Xiaomi Mi 4 (and Mi 3, which are both codenamed by CyanogenMod as “cancro”) from the stock ROM or CyanogenMod 12 (based on Android “Lollipop” 5.0.x) to CyanogenMod 13 (based on Android “Marshmallow” 6.0.x) without data loss. A and B are preparatory measures,  before the actual installation process can …

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Pacman is currently in use, please wait.

When an update gets interrupted in some way, that is, pacman/yaourt cannot finish its job, pacman may be locked for further use. You can unlock pacman by removing And pacman/yaourt will be working again!

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HowTo install the Brother DCP-7065DN in a Linux network environment & Troubleshooting

Guide to install a Brother DCP-7065DN Printer and Scanner in a Linux network environment.
Troubleshooting: “receiving data”, but not printing. printer not discovered.

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Managing Themes in Openbox

There are a lot of reasons why I love a pure Archlinux installation with Openbox as my window manager. However, when it comes to configuring themes and appearance without having an underlying desktop environment, things can get a little messy, especially if you like to tweak them every now and then. So you definitely want …

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Transparent terminal in Openbox background

Guide on how to set up a transparent urxvt terminal embedded in an openbox background and prevent it from showing up in the panel/taskbar.

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Keymaps issue after upgrade to Xorg 1.8

After upgrading my beloved archlinux box I was wondering why my Swiss German keymap was only working before having started Openbox. It turned out that I had upgraded X to Xorg 1.8, which no longer depends on HAL, thus rendering my keymap settings in /etc/hal/fdi/policy/10-keymap.fdi obsolete. I suggest you set it directly in the Xorg …

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Set non-US keymap

I have got a machine with Swiss German keyboard layout, thus want a keymap that is appropriate. But I just hate having my whole system in German, so I set all my locales in British English: $ locale LANG=en_GB.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_NUMERIC=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_TIME=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_COLLATE=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_MONETARY=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_MESSAGES=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_PAPER=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_NAME=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_ADDRESS=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_TELEPHONE=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_MEASUREMENT=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_IDENTIFICATION=”en_GB.UTF-8″ LC_ALL= Now to have …

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Connect HP 50g (or HP 49g+) to a Linux Box with hptalx

Goal: Getting hptalx to work via USB, exemplified with Arch Linux (2.6.32 x86_64). Having yaourt installed may simplify the following process, since this wrapper for pacman is able to manage and install packages from AUR. Install chkermit from AUR Install hptalx from AUR Since hptalx segfaults if /usr/bin/kermit does not exist, you need to create …

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