• General Linux Chat and Small Questions v. Install Arch
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I'm having some trouble getting steam to work under wine. It seems to crash as soon as it finishes logging in, after the "connecting to account" window closes. I'm using Arch.
[QUOTE=Lyoko774;35732205]Ever thought to google 're-enabling desktop icons on gnome 3'? That's the wonderful thing about Linux, if you have a problem, there's either a solution to it or an alternative to what you're using. And fucks sake, 'kiddy distros'? Ubuntu's just as capable as any other distro, get over yourself. (And this is coming from an Arch user, fyi.) [/QUOTE] It was more or less to see how gnome 3 was seeing how centos/RH doesn't incorporate that, it sucked from the get go. Besides I would never deploy ubuntu in a production environment, that makes it a "kiddie" distro, Fedora/Centos/RHEL 6 sure I would feel fine deploying.
[QUOTE=VistaPOWA;35735698]xorg log: [url]http://pastebin.com/DvSJGaUN[/url] ls -lh .{X,x}* output: [code] -rw------- 1 root root 107 2012-04-28 00:04 .Xauthority -rw------- 1 root root 21K 2012-04-28 00:04 .xsession-errors [/code][/QUOTE] Delete those two files they try running startx without sudo.
[QUOTE=Dragonflare;35736802]I'm having some trouble getting steam to work under wine. It seems to crash as soon as it finishes logging in, after the "connecting to account" window closes. I'm using Arch.[/QUOTE] Try installing tahoma through winetricks. I don't know if this is still the case, but Steam would crash if you were missing that font. Winetricks: [url]http://code.google.com/p/winetricks/[/url] Once you download the script run: [code] sh winetricks tahoma [/code]
Is it worth setting up a 8gb swap partition on a 1tb drive if I have 8gb of physical memory and probably won't go over 8gb used?
don't do 8 GB that's silly. do more like 2
[QUOTE=Sartek;35741190]Is it worth setting up a 8gb swap partition on a 1tb drive if I have 8gb of physical memory and probably won't go over 8gb used?[/QUOTE] There's no way you could ever need that much.
Wait so I will need that much? or was There's no way you could "n"ever need that much. a typo? I think I might just put in a 8gb swap space since I have 700gb of free hardrive space on my other drives and I am popping in another 1tb drive just for linux.
[QUOTE=Sartek;35741697]Wait so I will need that much? or was There's no way you could "n"ever need that much. a typo? I think I might just put in a 8gb swap space since I have 700gb of free hardrive space on my other drives and I am popping in another 1tb drive just for linux.[/QUOTE] Fixed it. It's a waste of 6G of space, IMHO. Even if you have 1TB available, it's still good practice to save space where you can (I've filled up terabytes fast before, just being careless and never deleting shit)
Is there a terminal program that lists the biggest files on your HDD?
Yep I will do 2gb then was just confused cause 2 people said different things haha
Hello again guys, I've ran into some problems while installing Arch Linux on a USB stick. The Arch Linux installer successfully installed all of the files on the USB stick, but the problem is that for some reason, it spits out this error message: [code]Waiting 10 seconds for device /dev/sda5 ... mount: mounting /dev/sda5 on /new_root failed: No such device ERROR: Failed to mount the real root device. Bailing out, you are on your own. Good luck. sh: can't access tty; job control turned off[/code] I have absolutely no idea what to do.
[QUOTE=supervoltage;35742337]Hello again guys, I've ran into some problems while installing Arch Linux on a USB stick. The Arch Linux installer successfully installed all of the files on the USB stick, but the problem is that for some reason, it spits out this error message: [code]Waiting 10 seconds for device /dev/sda5 ... mount: mounting /dev/sda5 on /new_root failed: No such device ERROR: Failed to mount the real root device. Bailing out, you are on your own. Good luck. sh: can't access tty; job control turned off[/code] I have absolutely no idea what to do.[/QUOTE] Is this during boot or installation?
[QUOTE=T3hGamerDK;35742454]Is this during boot or installation?[/QUOTE] During boot.
[QUOTE=IpHa;35737989]Delete those two files they try running startx without sudo.[/QUOTE] Where can I find them? Search returned 0 results for both of them.
[QUOTE=supervoltage;35742337]Hello again guys, I've ran into some problems while installing Arch Linux on a USB stick. The Arch Linux installer successfully installed all of the files on the USB stick, but the problem is that for some reason, it spits out this error message: [code]Waiting 10 seconds for device /dev/sda5 ... mount: mounting /dev/sda5 on /new_root failed: No such device ERROR: Failed to mount the real root device. Bailing out, you are on your own. Good luck. sh: can't access tty; job control turned off[/code] I have absolutely no idea what to do.[/QUOTE] Did you make sure to use UUID?
[QUOTE=supervoltage;35742337]Hello again guys, I've ran into some problems while installing Arch Linux on a USB stick. The Arch Linux installer successfully installed all of the files on the USB stick, but the problem is that for some reason, it spits out this error message: [code]Waiting 10 seconds for device /dev/sda5 ... mount: mounting /dev/sda5 on /new_root failed: No such device ERROR: Failed to mount the real root device. Bailing out, you are on your own. Good luck. sh: can't access tty; job control turned off[/code] I have absolutely no idea what to do.[/QUOTE] Having same problem. Edit: Burned a RW dvd with ach and its not having any problems.
Nevermind guys, Naelstrom helped me fix my USB issue :) Thanks again, Naelstrom!
We solved it by [URL="https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installing_Arch_Linux_on_a_USB_key"]adding the usb hook into mkinitcpio[/URL] and adding [URL="https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Persistent_block_device_naming"]persistent drive names[/URL].
Could someone who's Linux savvy add me on Steam?
Got Fedora installed on an old computer. GNOME 3 is not great IMO but I have to use LXDE anyway so no biggy.
[QUOTE=VistaPOWA;35746063]Could someone who's Linux savvy add me on Steam?[/QUOTE] Steam is not available for Linux you know?
[QUOTE=FlamingSpaz;35741961]Is there a terminal program that lists the biggest files on your HDD?[/QUOTE] This should list the top 10 biggest files and directories in a specific location (in this case /var). Be warned that it can take a while since it goes through everything. [code]du -a /var| sort -n -r | head -n 10[/code]
[QUOTE=Niteshifter;35749965]This should list the top 10 biggest files and directories in a specific location (in this case /var). Be warned that it can take a while since it goes through everything. [code]du -a /var| sort -n -r | head -n 10[/code][/QUOTE] Doesn't it list errors too?
If you are running it as normal user you'll get "access denied" errors, but using sudo will allow it.
[QUOTE=Niteshifter;35752353]If you are running it as normal user you'll get "access denied" errors, but using sudo will allow it.[/QUOTE] Well, here's the fix then: [code] du -a /var 2>/dev/null | sort -n -r | head -n 10 [/code]
Wow i really want to install Arch Linux on my main PC. The only thing keeping me away from it is all of my games in steam.
[QUOTE=Moofy;35758560]Wow i really want to install Arch Linux on my main PC. The only thing keeping me away from it is all of my games in steam.[/QUOTE] Cant you just install Arch alongside Windows and just select the one you wish to use when booting? Duelboot? Is there any real difference between GRUB and Syslinux bootloader?
[QUOTE=TheCreeper;35758601]Cant you just install Arch alongside Windows and just select the one you wish to use when booting? Duelboot? Is there any real difference between GRUB and Syslinux bootloader?[/QUOTE] There's a real difference between those and GRUB2 as well. And yes you can, but you'd have to install GRUB2 or configure Grub with a Windows selection to boot to Windows as well.
[QUOTE=TheCreeper;35758601]Cant you just install Arch alongside Windows and just select the one you wish to use when booting? Duelboot? Is there any real difference between GRUB and Syslinux bootloader?[/QUOTE] Because i hate dualboot. Even tho' i have a total of 3-Terabite harddisk space.
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