Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Gmrun with autocompletion, a bit like dmenu

Found this on the crunchbang forum, suggested by Core.

If you can't use dmenu because bar location or other reasons you can mimic the dmenu functionality in gmrun by stting the timeout interval that is default 0 in gmrunrc to

# Timeout (in milliseconds) after which gmrun will simulate a TAB press
# Set this to NULL if don't like this feature.
TabTimeout = 100

In Arch you will find it in usr/share/gmrun
The tab press give you suggestions like word prediction for program you might want to use.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

How to install packer in Arch?

Packer is a nice tool to build packages via the aur.

You need fakeroot and base-devel
pacman -S base-devel fakeroot

2) get PKGBUILD: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=33378
3) run makepkg where you saved PKGBUILD
4) pacman -U packer-*.pkg.tar.xz

Install new package: packer -S newpackage

You can also set a directory where you could save your built AUR packages.

sudo geany /etc/makepkg.conf


minimal frondtend for audio mplayer: pymp

Pymp ¶

Pymp is a lean, flexible frontend to MPlayer written in Python. It supports simple playlists, web streams, and anything else that MPlayer does. Pymp aims to blend in with your desktop environment, not stand out as many skinned players do.
Features ¶

* Open files on the command line: pymp *.mp3
* Open locations: pymp http://foo.com dvd://1
* Drag and Drop files and folders to playlist
* M3U and PLS playlist format support
* Find files in playlist with ctrl+f
* Remote command execution:

pymp -remote pause
pymp -remote stop
pymp -remote play 12
pymp -remote current
pymp -remote seek 20

More info: http://jdolan.dyndns.org/trac/wiki/Pymp

For Arch: packer -S pymp

Sunday, April 4, 2010

libgl conflicts with nvidia-utils and gives problems with system update

This update error can be solved in two manners
1. pacman -Rd libgl

Further I removed all *-dri packages with
sudo pacman -Rd ati-dri intel-dri mach64-dri mga-dri r128-dri savage-dri sis-dri tdfx-dri
Then sudo pacman -S nvidia nvidia-utils
Then sudo nvidia-xconfig

Another temporarily solution is: sudo pacman -Syu --ignore libgl

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