I was surprised that iptables modules are not loaded automatically on ArchLinux. Here’s how you load them. Dump the following lines in any file (for eg. netfilter.conf) under modules-load.d and restart your machine. Alternatively load the modules manually if you want to avoid restarting.
@~ 1028$ cat /etc/modules-load.d/netfilter.conf
Just read about this package on AUR (Arch Linux User Repository) which compresses kernel modules using xz compression, so decided to make a note for myself that I should use this technique when required.
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
I just added a package on AUR which enables using Picasa as a Photo Viewer. Got the inspiration from here.
If you already have
yaourt installed, then installing the application is a breeze.
yaourt -S picasa-photo-viewer
Sample installation log is shown in the following screenshot
Ubuntu Tweak is a good utility to change the default photo viewer to Picasa, looking for a ‘PicasaPhotoViewer’ application in the list.
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
The WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast is a wonderful plugin for all practical purposes. However its got a minor glitch (or feature – depends on how you perceive it) that it adds extra columns to all post listings. Removing them is easy, but not many people venture into that part of WordPress – The Screen Options. Unselect the columns corresponding to WordPress SEO in screen options so that you don’t have to see them in post listings again. Screenshot Below