Remove all XFCE packages on Arch Linux

A few weeks ago, in a moment of weakness, I installed xfce4 and xfce4-goodies. I was having problems with GNOME 3.8 on my hipster Samsung Series 9 laptop, and decided maybe XFCE (4.10.1 as of this writing) was the answer. Nope. GTFO. I went back to GNOME and forgot the affair ever happened… until now, […]

Machine Check Exception on Samsung NP900X3C on UEFI boot

Note: As of Linux 3.7.6 the samsung-laptop no longer loads when booting in UEFI mode on Samsung hardware. I got a beautiful new Samsung NP900X3C ultrabook this week. It came with Windows 7, which I only used to go download the Arch Linux ISO (ok fine, I also checked my email). As this machine is […]

Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 in Arch Linux

I recently reinstalled my Arch Linux desktop onto a brand spankin’ new solid-state hard drive. I’ve been extremely happy with the performance, but I was having problems with X11 forwarding over SSH. aorth@dspace:~$ meld Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/gtk-2.0/gtk/ GtkWarning: could not open display warnings.warn(str(e), _gtk.Warning) /usr/bin/meld:111: GtkWarning: gtk_icon_theme_get_for_screen: assertion `GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)’ failed gtk.icon_theme_get_default().append_search_path(meld.paths.icon_dir()) Traceback (most recent […]