ArchLinux: Running jenkins as another user

To minimize maintenance I wanted to run Jenkins as a different user that I already use for other services, as to avoid permission control hell and ssh-config hell as well. So here's what I did:   Let's say the user you want is called "johndoe" and it has an userid=2000… Continue reading

Archlinux: Setting up SALT Stack

Setup a salt stack server to keep all your computers properly configure when you reformat them:     1. Install SALT on a box that is accessible from anywhere that will become your salt master:   # pacman -S salt resolving dependencies… looking for inter-conflicts… Packages (19): apache-libcloud-0.14.1-1 libsodium-0.5.0-1 libxslt-1.1.28-3… Continue reading

New laptop: Lenovo y510p

I just got a brand new laptop, a Lenovo ideapad y510p. I plan on installing and using Arch Linux on it, so bookmark this post so you can follow my progress (and also contribute if you have tried before) I'll create separate posts so this doesn't become a super boring… Continue reading

VirtualBox: Fixing piix4_smbus 0000.00.07.0: SMBus base address uninitialized – upgrade bios or use force_addr=0xaddr

If you see the following error message when booting Arch Linux: == piix4_smbus 0000.00.07.0: SMBus base address uninitialized – upgrade bios or use force_addr=0xaddr == To fix this, add "blacklist i2c_piix4" to file /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf == blacklist i2c_piix4 ==

Archlinux: Unable to boot installation “waiting for device labeled”

If you see this while trying to boot Archlinux installation   Waiting 30 seconds for device /dev/disk/by-label/ARCH_201210 … Error: Boot device didn't show up after 30 seconds… Falling back to interactive prompt. You can try and fix the problem manually…. ramfs$ Label your device ARCH_201210 and you should be good… Continue reading

ArchLinux: set of fonts I’m using on my Asus N73SV laptop

This is the current set of fonts I've installed on my Asus N73SV laptop running Archlinux.   sudo pacman -Sy font-bitstream-speedo bdf-unifont artwiz-fonts cantarell-fonts dina-font gsfonts monaco-linux-font opendesktop-fonts tamsyn-font terminus-font ttf-bitstream-vera ttf-cheapskate ttf-dejavu ttf-droid ttf-freefont ttf-inconsolata ttf-sazanami ttf-ubuntu-font-family xorg-fonts-100dpi xorg-fonts-75dpi xorg-fonts-misc xorg-fonts-type1   Let me know in the comments if… Continue reading