Install GNOME 3.0 on Arch Linux

Hello World! GNOME 3.0 was just released to the public and already it’s available in Arch Linux. Granted it’s in the testing and unstable repository (at the time of this writing), but it’s very much available and very much usable. In this article I will outline how to fresh-install GNOME 3.0 on your Arch Linux… Read More »

Open and View .chm Files on Linux (Ubuntu / Debian /Fedora)

The .chm file type is a “Microsoft Compressed HTML Help” file in a proprietary format for online help files. Linux and UNIX generally don’t come with native .chm support, but the functionality can easily be added. There are a number of solutions available, which I’ll outline below: chm conversion One option is to simply convert… Read More »

Check the Status of ‘dd’ Command

The other day I was copying the entire contents of one USB drive to another. To use this I used the dd command, as I needed the images to be identical. Once the copy started I started wondering about its progress, and was reminded that dd does not have any kind of progress bar or… Read More »

Install GNOME-Shell in Arch Linux

I was getting curious about the progress of the new GNOME-Shell (which will be part of GNOME 3.x), so I went to find how to install it in Arch Linux. It is, just like a number of things, available in the Arch User Repository (AUR), but I also found that there is an official package… Read More »

[SECURITY] [DSA-1971-1] New libthai packages fix arbitrary code execution

Package : libthai Vulnerability : integer overflow Problem type : local (remote) Debian-specific : no CVE Id : CVE-2009-4012 Tim Starling discovered that libthai, a set of Thai language support routines, is vulnerable of integer/heap overflow. This vulnerability could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code by sending a very long string. For the oldstable distribution (etch), this… Read More »

Disable Thunderbird 3 Bloat!

I have been using Thunderbird 3 since its final release, and overall I have enjoyed it. I never quite liked version 2, but version 3 appeals to me a bit more. I’ve got multiple accounts configured, and it has been working very well. The one issue that I recently discovered is the HUGE amount of… Read More »

Install Required Fonts on Arch Linux

I was reinstalling Arch Linux just the other day and I noticed that, while my Desktop looked natural enough, my web browser fonts did not. I did some quick reading and found some of the fonts that seem to clear up the issue. If your fonts look a bit fuzzy, you’ll likely want to keep… Read More »