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Now that dbus is no longer compiled with X11 support (Q4 2018) you have to call X11 apps like this:
 
Now that dbus is no longer compiled with X11 support (Q4 2018) you have to call X11 apps like this:
 
<pre>sudo dbus-launch --exit-with-session nemo</pre>
 
<pre>sudo dbus-launch --exit-with-session nemo</pre>
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=Time=
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NTPd has been supplanted by Chrony and should not be used to serve time to clients.<br>
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If all that is required is a basic time client systemd's timesyncd should be used as it is the most lightweight.<br>
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==systemd-timesyncd==
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* The default NTP settings are compiled in by the vendor and can be overriden via /etc/systemd/timesyncd.conf
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* The most common commands are `timedatectl show-timesync` and `timedatectl set-ntp`
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==chrony==
  
 
=Packaging=
 
=Packaging=

Revision as of 21:15, 17 April 2019


Quirks

Now that dbus is no longer compiled with X11 support (Q4 2018) you have to call X11 apps like this:

sudo dbus-launch --exit-with-session nemo

Time

NTPd has been supplanted by Chrony and should not be used to serve time to clients.
If all that is required is a basic time client systemd's timesyncd should be used as it is the most lightweight.

systemd-timesyncd

  • The default NTP settings are compiled in by the vendor and can be overriden via /etc/systemd/timesyncd.conf
  • The most common commands are `timedatectl show-timesync` and `timedatectl set-ntp`

chrony

Packaging

Updating Mirrors

reflector -c US --fastest 5 --age 48 --protocol http --sort rate --verbose --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

Pacman Entropy

1. Open a terminal as root and run
pacman-key --init
2. Open a second terminal as root and run
cat /dev/sda > /dev/null
  • After about 1 minute the kernel will have enough "true" entropy to finish the command.
3. Finally run
pacman-key --populate archlinux

AUR

You can automatically scan for updates to your aur installed packages with 'cower -vdu'