Arch monthly September

Posted on Mon 02 October 2017 in Arch Linux

This is the first edition of Arch monthly, mostly due to the lack of time to work on Arch weekly. So let's start with the roundup of last month.

Two new Trusted Users

Alad and Foxboron joined the Trusted Users team! Congrats!

Archweb signoff helper

This has been around for …


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Arch weekly #2

Posted on Fri 26 May 2017 in Arch Linux • Tagged with Arch Linux

This is the second edition of Arch weekly, a small weekly post about the news in the Arch Linux community.

Official docker image for Arch Linux!

After reporting about the Arch-boxes project last week. Pierres created the Arch Linux organization on Docker and created a base image. The docker build …


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Arch weekly #1

Posted on Wed 17 May 2017 in Arch Linux • Tagged with Arch Linux

This is the first edition of Arch weekly, a small weekly post about the news in the Arch Linux community. Hopefully this will be a recurring weekly blog post!

linux-hardened appears in [community]

After the disappearance of linux-grsec from the repos due to the Grsecurity project not providing the required …


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Spotify music box

Posted on Mon 05 December 2016 in DIY • Tagged with Rust, Spotify, ARM

For some time I've wanted to play Spotify music on my stereo installation, except it doesn't have bluetooth. I do own a nice aarch64 amlogic S905X based media center which runs LibreELEC, except libspotify which I normally use in combination with mopdiy. Libspotify (a binary blob from Spotify(tm)) however …


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Git credential helper pass

Posted on Fri 14 October 2016 in Git • Tagged with Git, pass

At work we use Git with https auth, which sadly means I can't use ssh keys. Since I don't want to enter my password every time I pull or push changes to the server, I wanted to use my password manager to handle this for me.

Git has pluggable credential …


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5 euro USB logic analyzer review

Posted on Mon 26 September 2016 in Electronics

I've found this cheap 5 euro USB logic analyzer via cnx.com and bought it from aliexpress.

It turned out to be quite easy to get the analyzer working on Arch Linux, the following packages need to be installed:

pacman -S pulseview

The firmware for the device is only available …


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FriendlyARM NanoPi NEO review

Posted on Sun 21 August 2016 in Arch Linux • Tagged with NanoPi NEO, Arch Linux, Mainline, ARM

The NanoPI NEO is a little 8 dollar ARM device with an interesting form factor and specifications.

  • 512/256 MB ram (single slot)
  • Cortex-A7 Quad-Core
  • USB 2.0
  • 100 Mbps ethernet
  • 40 x 40 mm board size
  • SD card slot

FriendlyARM NANO

Mainline support

FriendlyARM provides an UbuntuCore image, but of course …


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BananaPi with Arch Linux ARM and a mainline kernel

Posted on Wed 30 December 2015 in Arch Linux • Tagged with Arch Linux, BananaPi, ARM, Mainline

I posted a guide on getting Arch Linux ARM on the BananaPi last week. Now I was eager to get a mainline kernel working on the BananaPi for some ARM hacking and testing of new patches. In this post I'll describe the steps required to get a mainline kernel booted …


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Logrotate Weechat logs

Posted on Sun 27 December 2015 in misc

Today I noticed my Weechat logs have grown a lot! \~/.weechat/logs has grown to 360M. Obviously I need some sort of automation to take care of these logs, enter logrotate. Luckily Earnestly showed me how to use logrotate on it's own some time ago. So all I what was …


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Arch Linux ARM on the BananaPi

Posted on Tue 22 December 2015 in Electronics • Tagged with ARM, BananaPi, Mainline

Since some time the Banana Pi is supported in the Linux kernel and U-Boot.

Arch Linux ARM does not support the board yet, but it is possible to get it working with an upstream U-Boot.

SD card Image

First we to create an SD card image, since the BananaPi is …


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