Tag: arch

How to use flashrom on Archlinux ARM

By corrupting a bootloader on my router's motherboard I managed to soft-brick it. Bootloader is usually the first batch of software instructions, the motherboard executes when powered up. Soft-bricking means that the device won't boot up, but can be resurrected to life, or de-bri…

Arch news pacman hook tip

Part of the Arch Linux system maintenance is to actively read latest news. Mostly anyone who uses Arch has come across this piece of advice: read the news before updating! In other words, before running the dreaded sudo pacman -Syu command, one should be prepared to act upon any …

Things to do after installing ansible on Arch

After installing ansible package I start with listing all the available roles: ansible-galaxy list I am immediately greeted with two warnings: [WARNING]: - the configured path /usr/share/ansible/roles does not exist. [WARNING]: - the configured path /etc/ansible/roles does not e…

Solutions to a buggy system package

There was bug in mutter, a default Gnome Shell compositor for Wayland. There was a bug fixed in v3.38.4 fixed via !1784 that made Gnome Shell crash certain click event (like every ~5 minutes of usage or so). When I have found out I cannot use my system like this anymore, I basica…

How to install Syncthing on Arch Linux ARM

Syncthing is a solution to share files across multiple devices, spanning most operating systems, including Linux, Windows, Mac and Android. It's open source and it is decentralized. It requires some set-up, however. I was reluctant at first, but it is one of the things that I did…