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Boinc on Arch Linux

Boinc on Arch Linux

I’ve already talked about how to install Boinc on Linux Mint, today I wanted to try and get it running on an Arch installation. I’m opting for a headless install and using boinc view to configure the server remotely. A good place to start is the Arch Linux wiki article and my previous post. pacman -S boinc-nox usermod -a -G boinc $(whoami) systemctl start boinc.service Open the “/var/lib/boinc/gui_rpc_auth.cfg” file and make note of the generated password. vim /var/lib/boinc/gui_rpc_auth.cfg Now we need…

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Protecting GRUB

Protecting GRUB

I stumbled across this neat “little” security tool that runs a bunch of checks on your system and warns if any potentials problems are detected. It is called Lynis and on arch you can install it by executing: pacman -S lynis then lynis audit system To start an audit of your system. It told me a number of things, but one caught my attention: “GRUB password protection”. Now why is this important? Well you could restrict users from booting certain…

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Use reflector to update and order your mirrorlist

Use reflector to update and order your mirrorlist

I came across a neat little program that ranks your pacman mirrorlist by speed and also updates it with the most recent version. Install: sudo pacman -S reflector Usage example: sudo reflector –sort rate –save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist -c “Belgium” -c “Netherlands” -c “France” -c “Germany” -f 5 -l 5 -p https This will update my mirrorlist and rank by speed/rate for the countries Belgium, The Netherlands, France and Germany.

Arch Linux Cronie: PAM unable to dlopen…

Arch Linux Cronie: PAM unable to dlopen…

When trying to find out why cronie didn’t execute its tasks any more, I came across this error while looking at its status messages: systemctl status cronie.service A red error appeared: PAM unable to dlopen(/usr/lib/security/pam_unix.so) Turns out that after an update you have to restart cronie manually. systemctl restart cronie

Installing Arch Linux on an Acer 5940G laptop

Installing Arch Linux on an Acer 5940G laptop

In this next post I’ll go through the steps of installing Arch Linux on an Acer 5940G laptop. I recently bought an SSD and wanted to re-install. So I figured this would make a good post and it would give me something of an advanced install notes if I wanted to redo it in the future. Now Installing Arch is not like installing ubuntu, mint or fedora. There is a graphical way to install Arch, but the main installation method…

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