Yash Agarwal

Posts tagged with ‘Arch Linux’ (9)

Battery Notifications in i3

I am using i3 window manager for the last seven months, and it has been a pleasant and productive experience so far. There were a few hiccups here and there, but that is expected with such minimalistic setups. One thing that I never noticed was the lack of notifications on critical battery levels. For the last few months, my laptop battery was discharging to 0% all the time. Probably this proved to be too fatal for my battery.

Syncing Time on Windows & GNU/Linux Dual Boot Setups

This post is going to be one of those that I have written for my reference. Whatever I am going to mention in this post is not new. Everything has already been said and written many times on many websites and Linux forums. So I will start by explaining the problem. When you try to dual boot your machine to run both GNU/Linux and Windows operating systems, you might have noticed that the time is not the same in both the operating systems.

Arch Linux Installation Guide Part 2

In this post, I will continue from my last post and set up my newly installed Arch Linux for daily use. I am going to install some applications that I use on a day to day basis. Some of these applications are required for my current dotfile configuration setup to work properly. The choice of applications is highly opinionated and your preferences might be different. If you had gone for installation via SSH option, then I would suggest you to edit your `sshd_config` file and disable `root` login.

Arch Linux Installation Guide Part 1

Arch Linux is a Linux distribution known for its not-so-beginner-friendly command line installer, no ready-to-use system after installation and requirement of above average knowledge of command line. However, Arch Linux allows me to set up a system in my desired state in shortest possible time with least effort. This is why I keep coming back to Arch Linux even after some of its annoyances. This guide is written primarily for my reference, as someone who has installed Arch Linux several times, I still can’t remember all the installation steps perfectly.

Setting Up SSH Agent in i3

In this post, I will write about the procedure to correctly setup SSH and GPG agents in the i3 window manager. To follow this post, you need to have ssh-keys and your private GPG keys ready. If you do not already have these keys with you, I will describe the process of creating the keys. SSH Generating an SSH key pair provides you with a public key and a private key.

Setting up ALM Octane with Docker Compose

Recently, I got a chance to set up ALM Octane on one of my university servers for a course project. From the support page of ALM Octane: ALM Octane is a web-based application lifecycle management platform that enables teams to collaborate easily, manage the product delivery pipeline, and visualize the impact of changes. Precursor My department insists on using open-source software (a plus point, indeed!). But ALM Octane has Oracle DB/MSSQL as a dependency.

Fixing Hindi Fonts in Arch Linux

When viewing Hindi content in any browser in Arch Linux, the rendering looks weird. before applying the fix It doesn’t look good, right! I’ll try to fix this issue in this post. You might need to install the appropriate font support in Arch Linux before applying this fix. The suitable package for installing Indic Language support is ttf-indic-otf. Now go to /usr/share/fonts/TTF and take the backup of two fonts FreeSans.

Mounting NTFS partitions on Arch Linux

Yesterday I installed Arch Linux once again. A clean, bloat-free desktop with Budgie Desktop environment with some must-have open source tools. Everything worked fine except WiFi and some minor bugs in Budgie(I don’t know whether it is a bug in Budgie or just a wrong setting). I also faced the problem of mounting Windows NTFS volumes on the user’s wish. Arch Linux wiki has details about how to automount partitions on start-up.

Custom Arch Linux setup with Openbox

After my summer vacation started, I bought a new laptop, and the first thing I did was to install Arch Linux on it. After a standard arch installation procedure, I started putting together my desktop environment, beginning with ArchLinux and Openbox, and then piecing all pieces together to build a proper desktop environment. Building a desktop this way follows the Unix Methodology; have software that each does one thing well, and when you put them together, you get something amazing.