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
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