I often need to quickly setup a router using my linux laptop and hence documenting the general steps.
wlan0 is the internet facing interface while
eth0 is the LAN interface.
Add/Edit the following in
net.ipv4.ip_forward = 1
net.ipv6.conf.all.forwarding = 1
I have been using a MacBook Pro at work for the past 6 months. I’m not a huge fan of either the MacBook or Mac OS X. OS X according to me is highly bloated and a very poor unix platform. Try entering a command line option at the end of a command – For eg.
ls * -l. Applications are installed in their individual directories and are almost never in the path when one needs to execute them from the command line. However one of the features that I grew to love about MacBook is the multi-touch trackpad, especially the two-finger scrolling. Having shifted to Arch Linux for the past month or so, I had been missing the two-finger scrolling. The trackpad that comes with my Lenovo Thinkpad recognizes multi-touch gestures. So I decided to look up how to get two finger scrolling to work and it was surprisingly simple. Continue reading
Setting up your own package repository is probably the easiest in Arch Linux compared to other Linux Distros. I’m going to jot down what I did for the Unity For Arch Linux Repository that I created. This is a generic set of instructions and will have to adapted for different environments. Continue reading
As I mentioned in my earlier blog posts, I have started using Unity on Arch Linux. However the packages that are hosted at http://unity.xe-xe.org/ haven’t been updated in a while and has resulted in some conflicts with the updates coming through the main repositories. I have written an email to the person who’s managing the repo, but decided to build my own packages as well. This is how I setup a pristine chroot environment to build the Unity PKGBUILDS created by Xiao-Long Chen. I’m not sure if its the prescribed way to do it, but it works! Continue reading