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

Linode: Update your ArchLinux VPS

connect 2 sessions on your Linode   On the second, run this: dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/null   on the first one, do the following: pacman-key –init   You can stop the dd process on the second connnection pacman-key –populate archlinux pacman-key –refresh-keys   Update pacman pacman -Sy pacman   Update your… 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

Linux Hardware Compatibility: W311MI

This is just to let others know what piece of hardware worked during my linux experiments:     dmesg output <5>[    0.000000] Linux version (bdietrich@brad-ux) (gcc version 4.4.1 (Sourcery G++ Lite 2009q3-67) ) #96 SMP Tue                Feb 8 12:08:54 PST 2011 <4>[    0.000000] CPU: ARMv6-compatible processor [410fb025] revision 5… Continue reading