redshift fails with Geolocation disabled for UID 1000

Installed redshift on my Arch box today but it kept failing with “Geolocation disabled for UID 1000”. This is a bug which will be fixed in a new release but till then here’s an easy work around. Add the lines below to the /etc/geoclue/geoclue.conf file and restart gnome. [redshift] allowed=true system=false users=  

Deluge Error. No module named gobject

I just installed Deluge on Archlinux but the GUI kept failing to come up with  “No module named gobject”. This happens because installing just the deluge package does not meet all the dependencies required to run the GUI. Install “python-gobject2” and “pygtk” packages to satisfy the dependencies and Deluge will run fine. $pacman -Sy python-gobject2 pygtk

Spotify won’t play local files on Linux

I’m running Spotify version 0.9.4.183-1 and  local mp3 files don’t play anymore. All I get from the logs is “15:58:39.156 I [audio_driver_linux.cpp:18 ] Using PulseAudio”, no proper error message 🙁 After some googling, the fix was simple enough. Install the “ffmpeg-compat” package from the office repo. sudo pacman -S ffmpeg-compat Restart spotify and your local mp3…

How to configure a static IP interface on Arch Linux

  Arch Linux defaults to DHCP on a new install. This guide will walk you through the steps need to configure a static IP interface for your Arch Linux install. 1. Create the interface config file in “/etc/netctl/”. Either use the sample file in “/etc/netctl/examples/” as a base or create one from scratch. We’ll create…