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How to Install Spotify client on Arch Linux

The Spotify client is available through WINE or natively through the AUR. I’ll walk you through the AUR way. 1. Download the Spotify package from the AUR. [Spotify AUR] wget https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/sp/spotify/spotify.tar.gz 2. Unpack the package and compile. tar -zxvf spotify.tar.gz cd spotify/ makepkg -s The “-s” switch will use pacman to resolve any dependencies. 3. […]

Gnome online accounts not working

Just completed my fresh install of Arch Linux and Gnome 3.10. Hit my first issue, gnome-online-accounts dialog does not come up so I can’t add my clound accounts. The Fix: Install “telepathy-gaze” packge. pacman -S telepathy-gaze

How to find partition UUID on Arch Linux

Using UUID to identify you partitions is better then using kernel device names .i.e /dev/sd?. Mainly on systems where drives get move around frequently. Dev names change when the physical order of the drives are change but the UUID always remains the same. You can use the “lsblk” or “blkid” command to get the UUID […]

Installing RHEL EPEL Repo on CentOS 5.x

Had to get collectd going on a CentOS 5.8 environment today. The EPEL repo was needed to get the packages. Here’s how to add the EPEL repo to CentOS 5.x cd /tmp wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm rpm -Uvh epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

Kill Unresponsive remote SSH Sessions

I spend a lot of time working with ssh terminals over very slow connections. One common  issue that crops up often  is unresponsive terminals. Closing the terminal is what most of us would go with but then you would have to go through the login workflow again.  If you had to login to 3 servers […]

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