Configuring Pidgin to work with Lync server in Arch Linux

Hi all, The organization i work for uses Lync as the official commumicator, and we are recommended to use them as well. The challenging part is that am running arch linux with a tiling window manager, which is not so supported configuration for a Lync client. Somehow i managed to…

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Arch Linux : Installing chromium flash plugin in a flash

I was trying to create some presentation (prezi.com) and it warranted to install Flash plugin for Chromium running in Arch Linux. Well the instructions in Adobe flash player website are not of much help, and neither the ones in Arch Wiki. To crack it straightaway i know that we…

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dmenu not woring with dwm window manager

oday, I was trying to setup dwm, in my arch Linux, and kind of liked it very much. You have to manually build the source and install it, to make it work. A sample .xinitrc file is provided on the internet which is a good start. I played with some…

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pptpsetup doesn't work properly, with $ password

Today, i was trying to VPN to my office network from home, using my ArchLinux (3.12), i installed pptpclient, a vpn tunneling software to achieve that, and followed the instructions mentioned here.I did followed and it warned properly that password with '$' sign be quoted. Ok, to…

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Testing my ignorance with dejagnu - part one

Well, this post is not like the title :). This post is about overcoming my ignorance about dejagnu and  understand what it is, how it works, and how to configure it. I am going to write this as a series of posts, and this is the first. Simply Dejagnu First we…

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Changing the default shell in Arch Linux

NOTE :I hope this procedure applies to pretty much every distribution of Linux. If you don't see it working, let me know. Today i tried to change the login shell (from zsh) for my Arch Linux using this syntax chsh -s /usr/bin/bash When i changed it to sh…

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Mounting a USB storage device in Arch Linux in 2 steps

(Note : This is to achieve mounting from command prompt, DE users please excuse.) I was reading the arch wiki on mounting a USB storage device and quiet confused with the way the article is structured. May be the article is too generic in context to cover most possible cases so…

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