Category Archives: Arch Linux

RXVT-Unicode Features


rxvt-unicode is a customizable terminal emulator forked from rxvt. Features of rxvt-unicode include international language support through Unicode, transparency, the ability to display multiple font types and support for Perl extensions. I have always liked rxvt because it has a very simple UI and its configurable using .Xresources. It supports Nerd fonts and Powerline fonts. Nerd Fonts TABS The best […]
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Powerline fonts, Devicon glyphs, URXVT, Neo VIM


For over a year I had been trying to get these to work together, but I had never been able to get them to play together. I tried installing Powerline fonts, Nerd fonts (the full set) different versions of URXVT, different versions of nvim, but the results were always the same, a bunch of disrespectful […]
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Nifty Linux Commands


Some commands I wish I knew from back in the day. I thought I would share. Switch to the last directory: Suppose you end up in a long directory path and then you move to another directory in a totally different path. And then you realize that you have to go back to the previous […]
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Play VLC as a daemon


Why??? You might ask. Because I was looking for a music player that was out of the way. I just wanted a player that would play random songs from my playlist. I didn’t want to have with to deal with a UI that I had to put away. I tried mpd, mpc, cmus, ncmpc etc… […]
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Udev rules to manage brightness & desktop notifications


udev is a replacement for the Device File System (DevFS) starting with the Linux 2.6 kernel series. It allows you to identify devices based on their properties, like vendor ID and device ID, dynamically. udev runs in userspace (as opposed to devfs which was executed in kernel space). udev rules written by the administrator go in /etc/udev/rules.d/, their file […]
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Python IDE with Neovim


Neovim is my favourite editor, so it was only natural for me to try and use it as my python IDE. Setting it up was not an easy task because I haven’t programmed in ages, neither do I have serious experience with Linux. Before I get into the nuts and the bolts let me tell […]
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Automatic filesystem checks Arch Linux


The Linux filesystem can be damaged under various circumstances, e.g., system crash, power loss, disconnected disk, accidentally overwritten i-node, etc. Thus it is a good idea to check the integrity of the filesystem regularly to minimize the risk of filesystem corruption. When it comes to checking and repairing Linux filesystem, fsck is a useful tool. In my […]
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Using the fingerprint reader to unlock Arch Linux


login to i3 window manager using i3lock using the fingerprint reader (X1-Carbon)

Arch Linux, X1 Carbon 5, i3wm experiences


This post is a general round up of my experiences with, well you just read the tag line. Thinkpad X1 Carbon First of all I have to say that I love my Carbon. Having said that, it does have it’s share of problems. Actually, its singular… Not problems, just one problem… Battery Life and that […]
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