Cups printers do not show up in Firefox (Arch)

Posted on Mon 02 January 2017 in tech • Tagged with arch, linux

If your CUPS printers do not show up in the Firefox printing dialog (but they do for example in Google Chrome) you may be missing the following package: gtk3-print-backends. Installing this solved that very annoying problem for me.


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USB Keyboard not working at boot (between GRUB and disk decryption)

Posted on Sun 18 December 2016 in tech • Tagged with arch, linux

On my thinkpad I have an encrypted Arch installation setup similarly to my chromebook setup. Since I bought my a new wireless usb keyboard this thing never worked for decrypting the system. It perfectly works once Arch has started up, but for entering the password at boot I had to …


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Ugly fonts in IntelliJ IDEA on Arch Linux

Posted on Tue 11 October 2016 in tech • Tagged with intellij, arch

UPDATE

intellij-jdk is now marked orphaned in AUR. I therefore stopped using this package and switched to a manual install of IntelliJ IDEA. This way the bundled jdk by Jetbrains is used automatically.

Old Post

Java fonts on Linux have been ugly for a while. Especially in an IDE it's …


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Arch Linux on Toshiba CB30-102 (Chromebook)

Posted on Sun 21 June 2015 in tech • Tagged with arch, chromebook, linux

The Beginners guide in the wiki is straightforward. Here are just some additional notes on setting up Arch Linux on my chromebook.

Planned setup

My device has a 16GB ssd. I'm planning to wipe ChromeOS and partition the disk into two partitions: 2GB /boot (ext4) and a 14GB encrypted partition …


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