Auto switching wireless profiles in Arch Linux

Please follow steps below to auto switch your wireless network profiles. This is useful when you frequently switch between your wireless networks i.e home and office. 1. Install wpa_actiond, dialog and wpa_supplicant 2. Create profile using wifi-menu   It will display a wifi network selection, choose your network and provide password. Save the profile. Repeat […]

Touchpad Settings in Arch Linux

Most of the times your desktop provide settings for your touchpad. In case you don’t find touchpad settings in your desktop, you need to edit the touchpad configuration file directly. Disable touchpad while typing is not often available in default settings, you may need to add them as in following example. First thing is to […]

Using your own display manager for Arch Linux

Arch linux comes up with pretty good display managers like kdm, gdm etc. These gdms load all the required software and plugins as a default. If you are an expert user and have multiple desktop environments like lxde, xfce, lxqt, cinnamon, kde, gnome, mate etc and you frequently switch them, then the best way is […]

Remap/change your secondary/usb keyboard keys

I normally work on laptop with a secondary usb keyboard. My fingers are used to laptop keyboard but when it comes to usb keyboard they some time has different keys layout so its hard to find home/end/pageup page down buttons and here starts the frustration. We have several ways in linux to swap keys or […]

Read/Write permissions on ntfs drive for apache

If you have a linux machine with ntfs drive for apache htdocs directory, you need to set following permissions in /etc/fstab for ntfs drive Note: don’t forget to install ntfs-3g UUID=your_drive_uuid /mnt/dev ntfs-3g rw,uid=1000,gid=users 0 0 rw means read,write uid=1000 means current user id, your user id is normally 1000, you can set your user name […]

Arch Linux, ftp connection using KDE File manager Dolphin

Its quite easy to setup ftp connection with dolphin (KDE File Manager) open dolphin if you can’t see address bar press f6 put address like ftp.example.com in address bar and hit enter it will ask you username/password if required and will connect to ftp automatically and will start displaying files on ftp server. Enjoy 🙂

Skype sounds stops media player or other sound sources

You can try commenting out the following modules in /etc/pulse/default.pa #load-module module-role-cork If that does not help, you can try changing flat-volumes to no in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf. flat-volumes = no If that still does not work, you can manually unload the module: $ pactl unload-module module-role-cork