Possible rescue when you run into issues with the livedvd

Possible rescue when you run into issues with the livedvd

You can login via TTY in ArcoLinux – No password required Bare metal = CTRL + ALT + F2 till F6 VirtualBox = right CTRL + F2 till F6 Then you need to update the pacman database with sudo pacman -Syyu Then you can install and remove packages with pacman. With df ...
How to install Samba on any ArcoLinux system

How to install Samba on any ArcoLinux system

Samba – arch wiki Quick and easy OPTION 1use the scripts Use the scripts in your home directory provided by arcolinux-bin-git. Run script 1, 2 and 3. Evaluate what happens to your system and change it if needed. This smb.conf is different as the one in the...
How to get the best Arch Linux servers to update your system

How to get the best Arch Linux servers to update your system

You may have seen me struggle with the Arch Linux servers in one of my videos.Time to dive into the application reflector. Read all about it on your own computer.Type reflector –help in the terminal and read more.Servers speed and service all depend on your own...
Fix for key could not be looked up remotely

Fix for key could not be looked up remotely

confirmed IT is a port issue @ home Network @ work no issue The HKP protocol uses 11371/tcp for communication. In order to get the signed keys from the servers (using pacman-key), this port is required for communication. Arch Wiki link quick fix LONG VERSION This is...
Fix your ArcoLinux or Arch Linux computer with these 2 tips

Fix your ArcoLinux or Arch Linux computer with these 2 tips

If you recognize these symptoms then this article can help you :  black screen at bootup bootup starts but halts bootup starts but halts and you see why – error message lightdm shows but is unresponsive lightdm shows – desktop is unreachable …...
Fix for Failed to start lightdm manager

Fix for Failed to start lightdm manager

Are you using the arcolinux-nemesis script? Are you using the arcogetstarted script? Did you read what the code does? what is the target audience for these scripts JUST ERIK DUBOIS The nemesis is a personalized script for Erik Dubois on the computers of Erik Dubois....
Fix for discover on Plasma

Fix for discover on Plasma

In the video we show you how to find the solution on your own.Use pamac-aur to get more info about the package that reports an error.Are there dependencies missing?Knowing how to find the answer yourself is as important as finding the answer.sudo pacman -S...
Fix for bluetooth not switching off – any desktop

Fix for bluetooth not switching off – any desktop

In the above image you see a blue switch to turn bluetooth on and off.Recently we can no longer switch it off any more. For me personally that is unimportant as I want it on all the time for my bluetooth headphones.However if you want to be able to switch it off then...
fix for failed to start light display manager

fix for failed to start light display manager

Option 1 update kernel and nvidia packages Go to tty with CTRL + ALT + F2 Login Type in the terminal the following commands updateskelupall then type sudo update-mirrors then again type updateskelupall This means we have updated our computer. The second time we first...
All information regarding compton and compton.conf

All information regarding compton and compton.conf

End of January 2019 compton has received a major update from version 4 to 5. We use it on 5 of 12 desktops at the time of writing. awesome bspwm i3 openbox xmonad Needless to say it has a big impact. Compton will provide you the following functionality : shading...
Reduce your shutdown time from 90 seconds to 30 seconds

Reduce your shutdown time from 90 seconds to 30 seconds

Only if your computer shuts down after 90 seconds some of our computers have it but not all Change one line in one file on your system and reboot and reboot again to see a shutdown time of 30 seconds. /etc/systemd/system.conf Change this line...
Fix for hanging loading location data screen in calamares

Fix for hanging loading location data screen in calamares

During the installation Calamares tries to make contact with a server to know your timezone.Calamares checks your timezone with this code (February 2019).— region: “America” zone: “New_York” # GeoIP settings. Leave commented out to...
Use all your cores during build or installation of packages

Use all your cores during build or installation of packages

We have made sure that during the installation of Calamares we configure your system to use all cores. Only relevant if you go to phase 5 and do an Arch Linux installation   We have explained in this article that we can improve the build time of applications...
How to fix the system panel icons in i3

How to fix the system panel icons in i3

At this point in time I can see just 2 options. Install the package gtk3-mushrooms coming from AUR. Or get rid of the system panel icons altogether. The reasoning is that we can reach those applications if we want to via shortcuts or terminal. We will show you the...
Fix for One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!

Fix for One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!

In the meantime we have changed our aur helper to trizen / yay and we will change it probably in future again. Aur helpers have a tendency to come and go. trizen –skipinteg package-to-install yay -S –mflags –skipinteg package-to-install When the...
Fix for updated applications or how to downgrade an application

Fix for updated applications or how to downgrade an application

Pamac-aur (February 2018) You can Downgrade pamac-AURBUT IT IS NOT A MUST February 8th 2018 an update from pamac-aur (6.2.3) comes in and gives us an issue. We do not seem to be able to open preferences in this new version. What makes it more strange is that some of...
How to fix the pkgbuild of vivaldi-codecs-ffmpeg-extra-bin

How to fix the pkgbuild of vivaldi-codecs-ffmpeg-extra-bin

The developer was kind enough to give us a script that is going to look online what the version is and calculate the md5 sum. That is awesome. The script works with a command pup. ArcoLinux does not have that installed so we need to install it and its dependency go....
Help us to keep the AUR up to date and everyone benefits from it

Help us to keep the AUR up to date and everyone benefits from it

AUR or Arch Linux User Repository is a huge collection of PKGBUILDS that will install thousands of applications on your system. It will install on anything Arch Linux based.Sometimes packages break.The reason are too diverse to go into.In this particular case the URL...
Use bupskel to compare the ArcoLinux updates coming in

Use bupskel to compare the ArcoLinux updates coming in

We have created a new alias – bupskel. In ArcoLinux we put our configurations inside /etc/skel. Everything we put in this folder will be added to your home directory when we create a new iso. Bupskel will copy the content of /etc/skel to a hidden folder in your...
How to install a package by skipping the validity check

How to install a package by skipping the validity check

Sometime the maintainers of packages from AUR are just on holiday or sick and the pkgbuild needs to be updated because the sources it uses have been updated but not the validity checksums of the pkgbuild. The normal procedure would be to get into contact with the...
Fixing the Samba error message in November 2018

Fixing the Samba error message in November 2018

The first picture shows you the samba status before the updates come in.Right terminal says smb service is active and running and is colored in green. Just recently we get an Samba error after updating to version 4.9.2-1. We only see the message when we shutdown and...
How to fix time-out or slow Arch Linux servers

How to fix time-out or slow Arch Linux servers

error: failed retrieving file ‘extra.db’ from mirror.ams1.nl.leaseweb.net : Operation too slow. Less than 1 bytes/sec transferred the last 10 seconds This is the message we are talking about. You will have a different server from a different country. But...
Fix for libutf8proc.so.2 exists in filesystem

Fix for libutf8proc.so.2 exists in filesystem

This article and video is here to remind you that ArcoLinux is based on Arch Linux. error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) libutf8proc: /usr/lib/libutf8proc.so.2 exists in filesystem Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.   If you encounter...
How to reset the password of your ArcoLinux system

How to reset the password of your ArcoLinux system

We get all the information from the Arch wiki. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/reset_root_password Procedure boot from the ArcoLinux iso mount your root partition change password unmount Commands used in the video lsblk sudo mount /dev/sda2 /mnt sudo passwd...
How to fix virtualbox freezing up on kernel 4.17.2 – June 2018

How to fix virtualbox freezing up on kernel 4.17.2 – June 2018

This solution is interesting now June 2018 but will be void in the future. Updates for either VirtualBox and or the kernel to solve the freezing issue will be coming soon. Updating from kernel 4.16.2 to 4.17.2 gives us issues We suspect the kernel and the Virtualbox...
Changing sublime-text-dev not to check for an update

Changing sublime-text-dev not to check for an update

When we update our engines today we see a message in sublime-text-dev. “update_check”: false If you do not want your sublime-text to check for updates, you need to change a setting. That is explained in the video....
Fix for gnome-software – no images of software

Fix for gnome-software – no images of software

May 2018 we discovered that gnome-software no longer displayed all the images of the software. As of May 2018 you need these two packages to have a working gnome-software. sudo pacman -S gnome-software sudo pacman -S...
Fix for running out of space in /tmp directory

Fix for running out of space in /tmp directory

Sometimes if the build is becoming too big you can run out of place. Tmp is too small or similar message shows up. This is the solution and there is no need to reboot. More info on Arch Wiki. mount -o remount,size=4G,noatime /tmp Please provide me with the correct...
Fix your computer when you can no longer boot from it

Fix your computer when you can no longer boot from it

THIS APPLIES TO ALL ARCH LINUX BASED DISTRO’S Changing root is commonly done for performing system maintenance on systems where booting and/or logging in is no longer possible. Common examples are: Reinstalling the bootloader. Rebuilding the initramfs image....
How to fix the “ugly” lines when you shutdown

How to fix the “ugly” lines when you shutdown

Somewhere in March we got an update in that makes our shutdown look different. We see now a lot of strange lines. Nick Petrov went to look for a solution and found a way to hide these messages. Follow his procedure: Edit the file /etc/mkinitcipo.conf with sublime-text...
Fixing the pkgbuild of spotify or any other application

Fixing the pkgbuild of spotify or any other application

The AUR is a place where all the pkgbuilds are kept for many interesting applications. They are maintained by you and me so regular users. In this case on 1st April 2018 the maintainer is on holiday. In the meantime the developers from spotify deleted a file on the...
Fixing zita-resampler update blocking all updates

Fixing zita-resampler update blocking all updates

This video is purely for educational reasons. Why? Because in a few days time this problem will not be there anymore. If you update your system and you get a message like error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) then you have 3 options. wait until a new...
How to speed up your computer during building

How to speed up your computer during building

The file /etc/makepkg.conf can be edited so that it will use all available cores when you are building packages coming from the AUR. The more cores, you have, the more you have to gain with these settings. Use “lscpu” to see how many cores your system has....
How to downgrade an application if downgrade does not work

How to downgrade an application if downgrade does not work

In this article we have learned that there is a powerful tool installed on ArchMerge i.e. downgrade. With this application you can downgrade an application in an easy way. You can see the picture at the bottom page how to downgrade firefox. BUT when you do a clean...
Fix for cannot stat no such file or directory

Fix for cannot stat no such file or directory

An application coming from AUR will always have a PKGBUILD you can read and edit. Normally there is no need for that. Just in some odd occasions you will need to edit it to overcome an installation problem. Jan 2018 conky-lua-archers is a great example how to solve an...
Fix for error message Duplicate Target

Fix for error message Duplicate Target

When I installed zoom the other day I had an error message “Duplicate target”. This has happened also with other applications. Pacman finds two pkg.tar.xz files and is confused. When errors occur, go to your /tmp folder and check what is happening. When...
Change folder permissions and ownership any desktop – an example

Change folder permissions and ownership any desktop – an example

Sometimes you have these harddisks or ssd lying around with data. Then you connect them with your current linux distribution and you can not access them. Often the harddisk does not get mounted automatically. In ArcoLinux it has been set to automount any connected...
Error in a package update you do not want to keep

Error in a package update you do not want to keep

Packages or applications coming from AUR can cause problems. The individuals have to maintain the pkgbuild and need to update it if the source changes, the checksum changes, and so many other variables. January 8, 2018 we had an example with snapd. Upgrading does not...
Fix for error no space left on device

Fix for error no space left on device

When making the article about upgrading ArchMerge 6.1 to 6.2 we encountered an error that I had to fix already several times. It deserves to have its own ‘fix article’. How to fix this error message  : no space left on device Solution : mount -o...
How to fix could not satisfy dependencies

How to fix could not satisfy dependencies

On November 2017 teamviewer 12 could still be installed on Arch Linux. Soon the 32 bit support will fall away and we will see then what this means for this application that relies on 32 bits packages. After writing a script to install teamviewer you might get this...
Fixing the message Key could not be looked up remotely

Fixing the message Key could not be looked up remotely

What I can not check now anymore is that reinstalling the archlinux-keyring would probably have fixed this without initializing and populating it. Will try that next time. sudo pacman-key –init sudo pacman-key –populate archlinux If necessary this one sudo...