• General Linux Chat and Small Questions v. Install Arch
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I found a security issue with my router and I also found out it runs linux, so I can just ssh into it and fix the issue. Only problem is I have no idea how to change a user's password without passwd. [editline]14th June 2012[/editline] Also, commands like vi, uname, file, etc are not there...
[QUOTE=Boris-B;36329984]Not at all in fact. First of all he's running Archbang so apt-* won't do jack. Also, he's not able to log in. So logging in and then doing a system upgrade won't work too well. I can see two possible problems. It's possible that you can't login because the password is wrong/corrupted/fucked in some way. Or you can log in but X crashed and the login manager shows up again. What you should do, is press CTRL-ALT-F2 and try to log in as your normal user. If that works then it's probably the second problem. If it doesn't, log in as root (username: root, password: whatever you set it to). and run [code]passwd yourusernamegoeshere[/code] It will ask you for a new password. Once that done go back to the login manager ALT-F7 and try to login again. If you managed to log in as a normal user in the previous step. Try running x from that console. [code]startx[/code] If it fails you can post your Xorg log file. It's located in /var/log/Xorg.0.log . You can use wgetpaste to make put text in a pastebin (pastebin.ca) and give us the URL. wgetpaste is found in [community] [code]pacman -S wgetpaste[/code][/QUOTE] See this is a respond that will something. Checking on it in around half an hour, I think I just typed my password wrong when I created it, it's a long and annoying one so.. Yea I'll check on it! :eng101: [editline]14th June 2012[/editline] Okay so I managed to log in "behind the screen" with my normal user. Do I need to do this every time? Also my notifications are a bit fucked too. [url]http://db.tt/VurIOHKj[/url] What now?
I just don't get it. I tried ubuntu for about 2 weeks and I can't stand it. I've had to research over and over again to do simple tasks and its obviously not for me. Yet reverting back to Windows is going to be impossible it seems. The drivers for my CD-drive can't be found anywhere, and my computer is incapable of booting from a USB. Am I stuck with this now?
[QUOTE=Pink Spy;36331547]I just don't get it. I tried ubuntu for about 2 weeks and I can't stand it. I've had to research over and over again to do simple tasks and its obviously not for me. Yet reverting back to Windows is going to be impossible it seems. The drivers for my CD-drive can't be found anywhere, and my computer is incapable of booting from a USB. Am I stuck with this now?[/QUOTE] Did you get some CD's with your windows? If you did you probably have a disc with some sort of label as: "[B]application & support[/B]", your drivers should be located on it. Just put it in, go to computer and open. A folder named driver or something and install everything, then reboot. And it takes time to learn Ubuntu, you should really give it a shot<3 [editline]14th June 2012[/editline] I can also give you some guidelines from a PM to learn you to do simple task and get it to look good at set it up for work etc. just PM me if you want it!
Thanks Moofy, I'm still trying but so many applications and what should be simple actions are taking me forever to learn, and then more often then not, not working!
[QUOTE=Niteshifter;36321660]I've switched to using KDE4. It's actually not all that bloated as it seems and I'm liking it so far (Grabbed just kdebase-kdestart from portage, so all the other extra stuff isn't there). Something that's annoyed me is that when I open a terminal, I get put in ~/Documents instead of ~/. Where do I change this setting?[/QUOTE] Settings -> Configure Current Profile -> General Tab -> Initial Directory. It's blank for me, which defaults to ~ apparently.
Correct me if im wrong but I believe Archbang is based on Archlinux. There is a simple way to resetting the password. The file named shadow inside /etc/ (/etc/shadow/) contains the passwords of accounts on the system. Simply removing the password from the file will allow you to login to that account. [url]https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Password_Recovery[/url] <-- This article will tell you what you need to know.
My Ubuntu server claims that it's corrupted when I try to install it, I've tried multiple times. I just caved and installed standard Ubuntu...
I've moved my backup system from full backups to an external hard drive, to incremental backups to an encrypted external hard drive. It's kind of ironic considering I don't encrypt the source, so if anybody steals my computer they'll have a completely working system. Now I have to worry about losing a backup key. I'm considering creating a GPG key and having a copy of the key encrypted, the storing that on on a flash drive.
How do I get easy access to the AUR. What program should I use? I would like to have a way similar to pacman. So I could just do command <program I want>.
[QUOTE=Funcoot;36336175]How do I get easy access to the AUR. What program should I use? I would like to have a way similar to pacman. So I could just do command <program I want>.[/QUOTE] Check out yaourt(my favorite) or packer. They both follow the same syntax as pacman.
And where can I find an XFCE theme that isn't butt ugly? I haven't seen any good ones so far, at least not on XFCE-look.org
[QUOTE=Funcoot;36336346]And where can I find an XFCE theme that isn't butt ugly? I haven't seen any good ones so far, at least not on XFCE-look.org[/QUOTE] xfce-theme-bluebird with faenza-icon-theme both available on AUR
[QUOTE=IpHa;36336378]xfce-theme-bluebird with faenza-icon-theme both available on AUR[/QUOTE] Wooh! Thank you! [editline]15th June 2012[/editline] Fuck you Arch! I did it! [img]http://i.imgur.com/Q9obU.png[/img]
[QUOTE=Pink Spy;36332228]Thanks Moofy, I'm still trying but so many applications and what should be simple actions are taking me forever to learn, and then more often then not, not working![/QUOTE] I will drop you a PM in a couple of hours. Just need a bath and some breakfast.
Uh huh, my screen turns off after 1 minute idle. Power-saving shit is disabled in settings, but still - turns off. Ubuntu 12.04, KDE. HALP. [editline]15th June 2012[/editline] I'd like to remove power management shit at all, but I don't know what exactly to delete
[QUOTE=Noi;36337201]Uh huh, my screen turns off after 1 minute idle. Power-saving shit is disabled in settings, but still - turns off. Ubuntu 12.04, KDE. HALP. [editline]15th June 2012[/editline] I'd like to remove power management shit at all, but I don't know what exactly to delete[/QUOTE] Maybe it's not your power management? Pause screen possiblely?
[QUOTE=Moofy;36337313]Maybe it's not your power management? Pause screen possiblely?[/QUOTE] what is this
[QUOTE=Noi;36337576]what is this[/QUOTE] A pause screen? It's like when you don't use your PC for a chosen amount of time it will hypernate or something. Maybe it's set to 1 minute by a mistake?
So it turns out backing up hundreds of gigabytes to an encrypted hard drive isn't a great idea. Back to unencryptedness.
Hm, I've got a problem with steam. I installed steam to my wine drive, and symlinked steamapps. It's working fine on linux, but on windows it just shoots me the error "error: cannot load localization overlay". I'd like to still be able to play games on windows because so far wine support hasn't been the greatest.
[QUOTE=Jookia;36337694]So it turns out backing up hundreds of gigabytes to an encrypted hard drive isn't a great idea. Back to unencryptedness.[/QUOTE] Not if you've forgotten how to read from it, no :v: But why is it bad in your case?
It was just too slow. On topic though, let's say hypothetically on the one day you didn't have a system backup your main hard drive crashed and now you're on SystemRescueCD chrooted and backing up after fscking the partition. How would you test for disk errors?
[QUOTE=Moofy;36337605]A pause screen? It's like when you don't use your PC for a chosen amount of time it will hypernate or something. Maybe it's set to 1 minute by a mistake?[/QUOTE] Hm, well, I'll look into it... or install arch
[QUOTE=Noi;36338851]Hm, well, I'll look into it... or install arch[/QUOTE] Arch all the way.
Hours of live CDs, chrooting, my BIOS telling me to 'backup and replace' my current hard drive, I'm back to my system with a full backup. Jwz was right, "The universe tends toward maximum irony."
Hooray, my wireless chipset works out of the box on arch! Also, how do you move partitions around? Reason is my partition layout is like so: sdb1: swap sdb2: opensuse sdb3: 'data' partition (which is redundant since I have a file server at my house) sdb4: arch Now, I'd like to get rid of the data partition and move arch down to where it was so I can put an extended partition in sdb4 since I still have 500GB left on the hard drive, but I'm not sure how I can do that without fucking something up.
[QUOTE=neos300;36341566]Hooray, my wireless chipset works out of the box on arch! Also, how do you move partitions around? Reason is my partition layout is like so: sdb1: swap sdb2: opensuse sdb3: 'data' partition (which is redundant since I have a file server at my house) sdb4: arch Now, I'd like to get rid of the data partition and move arch down to where it was so I can put an extended partition in sdb4 since I still have 500GB left on the hard drive, but I'm not sure how I can do that without fucking something up.[/QUOTE] Download and boot into this: [url]http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=downloads[/url] It should be pretty self-explanatory once you've boot into it but if you still need help feel free to ask.
you can try fdisk or parted, but depending on how you set up your OSes it might fuck them up a little bit check and make sure that /etc/fstab in arch (im not sure about opensuse) references the disks by UUID or label, and not by the device
[QUOTE=Ac!dL3ak;36341891]you can try fdisk or parted, but depending on how you set up your OSes it might fuck them up a little bit check and make sure that /etc/fstab in arch (im not sure about opensuse) references the disks by UUID or label, and not by the device[/QUOTE] I don't really care about opensuse, I'm going to replace it soon anyway. Will set up labels for arch though now.
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