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Re: Post your desktop
« Reply #1320 on: May 02, 2014, 04:40:48 pm »
Epic luna Juju! :D

Also, when is the last time you updated your kernel? :P

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Re: Post your desktop
« Reply #1321 on: May 02, 2014, 04:42:56 pm »
Yeah the kernel is damn old and there are >260 packages to upgrade.
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Re: Post your desktop
« Reply #1322 on: May 02, 2014, 05:00:53 pm »
Hm yeah I don't upgrade often... Once in a while though. Each time I have to update the kernel I have to copy some files manually to another partition so it boots correctly...

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Re: Post your desktop
« Reply #1323 on: May 02, 2014, 05:05:26 pm »
How about you automate that? :P

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Re: Post your desktop
« Reply #1324 on: May 02, 2014, 05:14:07 pm »
Hm yeah I don't upgrade often... Once in a while though. Each time I have to update the kernel I have to copy some files manually to another partition so it boots correctly...
UEFI boot ? I use rEFInd which includes BTRFS drivers so all my Linux partitions (/, /boot and /home) are BTRFS and I don't have to maintain anything. :P

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Re: Post your desktop
« Reply #1325 on: May 02, 2014, 09:55:41 pm »
In my case, my root partition is on my external hard disk (didn't wanted to touch my mom's stuff and it was full anyway), and for some reason the BIOS and the various bootloaders I tried weren't able to detect them, so I just installed GRUB4DOS with EasyBCD, moved the kernel and initrd on the Windows partition and told GRUB to boot that kernel with the root being on the external hard disk.

Kind of dirty hack I know, but it works. The thing is, if I update the kernel and don't move it to the internal hard disk, there will be a kernel version mismatch, as in, the modules will refuse to load if they are not compiled for the same kernel version the system is running and the system will be pretty much unusable.

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Re: Post your desktop
« Reply #1326 on: May 03, 2014, 12:14:55 am »
shmibs: What WM is that? It looks like dwm.

Juju: Use a mkinitcpio hook, like this:

sudo -s or su into your root.
Make a file /root/kernel-copy.sh (or whatever):
(replace all references to EFI only stuff with proper locations and text, but the basic operations should be fine; the if block is there to make sure my /boot/efi is rw and not r as it tends to mount for no particular reason (I think it's related to being HFS), so you should be able to remove that unless you have cp problems)
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#!/usr/bin/env bash

while [[ -d "/proc/$PPID" ]]; do
        sleep 1
done

if [[ "rw" != "r$(/usr/bin/mount | /usr/bin/grep '/dev/sda4' | /usr/bin/sed 's/.*(r\(.\).*/\1/')" ]]; then
    /usr/bin/umount /dev/sda4; /usr/bin/fsck.hfsplus /dev/sda4; /usr/bin/mount /dev/sda4
    echo '  -> Remounted /dev/sda4 as rw [kernel-copy]'
fi

/usr/bin/cp -f /boot/vmlinuz-linux /boot/efi/EFI/arch/vmlinuz.efi
/usr/bin/cp -f /boot/initramfs-linux.img /boot/efi/EFI/arch/initramfs-arch.img
/usr/bin/cp -f /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img /boot/efi/EFI/arch/initramfs-arch-fallback.img

echo '  -> Synced kernel with ESP [kernel-copy]'


Make a file /usr/lib/initcpio/install/kernel-copy (fixing as necessary):
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#!/usr/bin/env bash

build() {
        /root/kernel-copy.sh &
}

help() {
       cat <<HELPEOF
This hook waits for mkinitcpio to finish and copies the finished ramdisk and kernel to my external drive
HELPEOF
}


Again, change as necessary. Mostly taken from the EFISTUB ArchWiki page.
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Re: Post your desktop
« Reply #1327 on: May 03, 2014, 01:21:23 am »
IIRC Shmibs uses AwesomeWM (it looks like I'm right), and MATE as a DE but for the latter I might be wrong.

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Re: Post your desktop
« Reply #1328 on: May 03, 2014, 01:46:11 am »
Thanks bb010g, I'll try this out before next time I upgrade (with the necessary modifications obviously, because I have no EFI, but that should work :P ).

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Re: Post your desktop
« Reply #1329 on: May 03, 2014, 12:53:25 pm »
shmibs: What WM is that? It looks like dwm.

i'm using herbstluftwm at the moment because all that lua got really annoying. trying to write my own wm now because this setup is kind of messy :P

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Re: Post your desktop
« Reply #1330 on: May 03, 2014, 01:15:42 pm »
I'm trying to keep my Awesome config pretty KISS actually. I started with the default one and tweaked all the stuff as I needed it, and now I expand it with the stuff I want. For example, I just dropped in Eminent to hide empty tags.
I spent some time theming BTW. I need to set up Conky like so, make a nice config for it and find a nice mouse cursor and it'll be done. :D I'll post a the result afterwards. To give you an idea, I switched all teh things to solarized colors. :)

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Re: Post your desktop
« Reply #1331 on: May 03, 2014, 05:51:52 pm »
conky really isn't worth the time and the effort. it looks nice, but in the end it's a resource watcher that hogs resources itself. you should take a look at vicious; it embeds things directly in a wiibox and sets timers for grabbing different resources so they're only checked when they need to be instead of all together. that + a quick call to htop when you're actually curious about what exactly is using up your resources would accomplish the same goal without being as taxing.

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Re: Post your desktop
« Reply #1332 on: May 03, 2014, 07:32:45 pm »
xmobar works pretty well too; it has some built in stuff and can run scripts or one-liners at an interval of your choosing as well as display a changing stdin (normally from your WM).
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Re: Post your desktop
« Reply #1333 on: May 03, 2014, 07:52:17 pm »
Thanks bb010g, I'll try this out before next time I upgrade (with the necessary modifications obviously, because I have no EFI, but that should work :P ).
I used the /etc/fstab way and mounted/binded /boot to the place where I have to put the kernel. I guess it works.

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Re: Post your desktop
« Reply #1334 on: May 03, 2014, 09:33:33 pm »
Thanks bb010g, I'll try this out before next time I upgrade (with the necessary modifications obviously, because I have no EFI, but that should work :P ).
I used the /etc/fstab way and mounted/binded /boot to the place where I have to put the kernel. I guess it works.
Installing linux automatically puts the kernel there, right?
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