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2010-03-23 07:54:35 | Author:

I installed Arch Linux some days ago. – I’ve been getting used to (K)Ubuntu’s everything-just-works magic recently, but having to do some things on my own is more refreshing than it is annoying.

Here’s my personal list of things I had to do manually, not counting application package installs like firefox/chromium, amarok et al (to be extended):

  • create a new user and make home dir
  • install KDE and Xorg (the latter not being pulled automatically when installing KDE!)
    pacman -yS kde xorg

    then, set the default runlevel to “boot to X” and set the X window manager to kdm in /etc/inittab

  • make the scroll area of my touchpad work:
    pacman -S xf86-input-synaptics
    cp /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/11-x11-synaptics.fdi /etc/hal/fdi/policy/

    and after that, editing /etc/hal/fdi/policy/11-x11-synaptics.fdi

  • set the bash option to make “ls” display different things in different colors:
    echo "alias ls='ls --color=auto' " >> ~/.bashrc
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2009-10-31 11:12:08 | Author:

When trying to add a javascript plasmoid to the KDE Destop (kubuntu 9.10 aka karmic), it showed only this message:

Could not create a javascript ScriptEngine

Very helpful indeed.
Turns out I had to install the package plasma-scriptengine-javascript .

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2009-05-21 13:14:10 | Author:

I’m reading a book, and it’s, well, a plain text file. The lack of structure bothers me.
I’m using Kate, and Kate offers a simple way of adding syntax highlighting.
So I wrote a very small highlighting definition for Kate, which allows me to view quotes in a slightly different color (provided that actual quotation marks are used, not apostrophes). Yes, it does nested quotes.
I may improve it sometime, but for now I’m happy.


copy the file to ~/.kde/share/apps/katepart/syntax/
In Kate, select Extras->Highlighting->Other->eBook txt