Tag Archives: Arch Linux

5 Steps: ThinkPad fingerprint reader on Archlinux

1. Determine what kind of fingerprint reader you have ~$ lsusb On my T400, I read: AuthenTec, Inc. AES2810 2. Determine suitable software Go to Thinkwiki. You’ll find a list which software (thinkfinger, fprintd) works with your hardware. The AES2810 in my T400 is said to be unsupported. 3. Try Thinkfinger I still try it. …

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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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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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