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Applications & Software / Re: vnstat package doesn't create a vnstat user & group
Last post by Chris Cromer -
The openrc init script for vnstatd requires a vnstat user, it had to be manually created for this to work.
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$ sudo pacman -S vnstat vnstat-openrc
$ sudo rc-update add vnstatd default
 * service vnstatd added to runlevel default
$ sudo rc-service vnstatd start
 * Caching service dependencies ...
Service `netmount' needs non existent service `net'
[ ok ]
 * Starting vnstatd ...
 * checkpath: owner `vnstat:vnstat' not found
 * checkpath: owner `vnstat:vnstat' not found
 * start-stop-daemon: user `vnstat' not found
[ !! ]
 * ERROR: vnstatd failed to start

vnstat-openrc package includes this:
/etc/init.d/vnstatd
        checkpath -q -d -m 755 -o vnstat:vnstat /run/vnstatd
        checkpath -q -d -m 755 -o vnstat:vnstat /var/lib/vnstat


$ sudo useradd -r -s /sbin/nologin vnstat
$  sudo rc-service vnstatd start
 * Starting vnstatd ...
[ ok ]
$  sudo rc-service vnstatd status
 * status: started
Thanks for the heads up, this should now be fixed in vnstat 1.18-1.1
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Package management / Re: octopi-notifier (qt) needs libalpm.so.10, but pacman 5.1.1 upped it to 11
Last post by Chris Cromer -
Trying to run octopi-notifier (from galaxy/octopi-notifier-qt) fails to find libalpm.so.10.  It seems pacman (from system)  upgraded it to 11.   I'll just use octopi-notifier-frameworks, which seems to work fine, so no problem for me.    I'm just curious if this is a known issue, and if not - who needs to know?
Thanks for the heads up. octopi-notifier-qt5 has been removed, it is should no longer be part of the galaxy repos.
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System / Re: problem in linux 4.18.8.artix1-1 package
Last post by paolomi -
Thanks for your reply!
I've reinstalled latest (4.18.8)  kernel package,  mkinitcpio has built initramfs correctly but after rebooting, there is the same problem...

If I wait 60 seconds, there are other messages.

Then I've reinstalled the old kernel (4.18.4) and  the boot is ok.
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Applications & Software / vnstat package doesn't create a vnstat user & group
Last post by ####### -
The openrc init script for vnstatd requires a vnstat user, it had to be manually created for this to work.
Code: [Select]
$ sudo pacman -S vnstat vnstat-openrc
$ sudo rc-update add vnstatd default
 * service vnstatd added to runlevel default
$ sudo rc-service vnstatd start
 * Caching service dependencies ...
Service `netmount' needs non existent service `net'
[ ok ]
 * Starting vnstatd ...
 * checkpath: owner `vnstat:vnstat' not found
 * checkpath: owner `vnstat:vnstat' not found
 * start-stop-daemon: user `vnstat' not found
[ !! ]
 * ERROR: vnstatd failed to start

vnstat-openrc package includes this:
/etc/init.d/vnstatd
        checkpath -q -d -m 755 -o vnstat:vnstat /run/vnstatd
        checkpath -q -d -m 755 -o vnstat:vnstat /var/lib/vnstat


$ sudo useradd -r -s /sbin/nologin vnstat
$  sudo rc-service vnstatd start
 * Starting vnstatd ...
[ ok ]
$  sudo rc-service vnstatd status
 * status: started
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Applications & Software / Re: getting rid of pulse audio
Last post by mrbrklyn -
As another possible alternative, you could opt to pipe all sound and video to mpv. There's different ways you can do this (with just a keybind that opens up a url in clipboard, with the "open with" addon, etc.) It should work 99% of the time at least.


Do you have a resource on how to do with.  he keep changing the mimetype and pluggin api's and I finally gave up on keeping track.

One thing though, is it is increasingly harder to just find a stream link and plug it into a video player.  They are doing their damnedest to track you and tie you down.
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Package management / Re: Long pause at "Initializing random number generator"
Last post by mrbrklyn -
/dev/urandom has two different implentations a BSD one and a Linux one where the BSD one can block as it loads and the Linux impementation in theory can not.  I've seen booting slowdown with /dev/urandam building random bits from the physcial feedback of the hardware.  It is designed to do that and the security of cryptography for which openssl might be only one client, depends on it functioning correctly.

It seems wrongheaded to not update openssh and openssl because /dev/urandom is doing what it is supposed to do.  It is held up for 20 minute, then there might be a problem.

If you wan to really root this out you need to find all the packages that own /dev/urandom but installing them and uninstalling packlages willynillie to see how it affects the boot is not as rational as it seems, especially since you are likely to make an error and mess something up unintentionally, or deal with packages that step on each other in unexpected ways.
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System / Re: problem in linux 4.18.8.artix1-1 package
Last post by Dudemanguy -
That is very odd. I have an LVM+LUKS setup on the latest artix kernel without any problems. The difference is that I use a keyfile instead of entering a password, but I don't see why that would really matter. I know this is a lame question, but are you totally certain that mkinitcpio built initramfs correctly? It's happened to me before where mkinitcpio randomly failed (I wasn't paying attention and didn't notice it until I checked the logs later) and thus messed up my encryption. I just ran it again later and it was fine.
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Package management / Re: Long pause at "Initializing random number generator"
Last post by ####### -
It's fungalnet having lib compat issues, not me, but I don't know how, or with what repos, as I'm not getting those problems. I found openssl to be the problem by downgrading packages from the upgrade one by one, openssl was the last one I came to. I'm only ignoring it until a newer version comes along to try, like the kernel, the next release should fix the problems with that and I'll un-ignore it. That means I can still update the rest of my system in the meanwhile, which is better than just not updating. Also I need to do this to add and remove other software easily when required.
The boot seems to hang for me at this point:
/etc/init.d/urandom
                ebegin "Initializing random number generator"
                cat "$urandom_seed" > /dev/urandom
Well that's the last boot message onscreen before the hang anyway. I don't have sshd either.