Tag Archives: ArchLinux

Install Viavdo 2016.2 on ArchLinux (x86_64)

As of the date of this post, Xilinx Vivado 2016.2 works fine on Arch with minimal coaxing. Said coaxing is documented here in case it will be useful for others. 1. Install ncurses5-compat-libs from AUR, or the installer will hang … Continue reading

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Clevo P650SE/NP8651

My 5-year-old T510 has been showing its age, mostly by falling apart (speakers died, parts held on with gaffers tape, occasional probably-thermal GPU lockups, etc.) and I decided it was time for a replacement. Unfortunately, the laptop market right now … Continue reading

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chdk-ptp PKGBUILD

In another episode of fixing things for the Cameras as Computing Systems class I’m taking, I made a PKGBUILD that apparently correctly builds and installs chdk-ptp on Archlinux systems. Chdk-ptp is a tethered-control application for Canon cameras running CHDK, that … Continue reading

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Linux 3!

I just ran my first major-version-number Linux kernel upgrade, and nothing caught fire. The “no fire” is mostly thanks to the Arch maintainers, who held it until a clean upgrade path and driver compatibility was established, so props to them.

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Package Manager Security

(The following is long, rather technical, and somewhat esoteric. Sorry, it’s what I do.) I try to keep reasonably abreast of developments in Arch Linux, since it has been my favorite distribution for about seven years now, and the OS … Continue reading

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