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#1 2010-07-27 04:30:09

kmason
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Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

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Arch Linux Afterglow Edition, is a script utilizing a pre-built Arch Linux installation, and a set of configuration files to generate an fully configured user experience using the PekWM window manager.

However, there are plans to expand this project into an unofficial user repository, or even its own fully fledged Arch Linux based distribution. Regardless of whether these things happen or not, Arch Linux Afterglow Edition will remain an excellent tool for quickly configuring a PekWM based Arch Linux build.

Here is a list of included packages.

Update: August 2nd, 2010, 1325 hours

There has been a few major changes to the script. There is now the option to choose between two themes for the default setup that the theme makes. Please see the website for more details.

Update: July 27th, 2010, 1037 hours

I fixed some issues with the graphics driver installation part of the script, and also made the list of included packages.

Update: April 30th, 2011, 0105 hours

This is no longer being maintained, so use at your own risk.  Any instance where it says afterglowlinux.co.cc will need to be replaced with afterglowlinux-co-cc.bloodstar.net though, as co.cc decided to be retarded and pulled the plug on what was advertised as a free dns enabled domain.  Use them at your own risk as well.

Last edited by kmason (2011-04-30 08:07:34)


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#2 2010-07-27 05:05:09

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

I get a 404 on the download link.

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#3 2010-07-27 12:56:57

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

Ah, try this one then.


Current WM Setup: PekWM with stalonetray/conky piped to dzen2 instead of a panel
Asus Eee PC Seashell:  Atom N550 @ 1.5 GHz | 2 GB RAM
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#4 2010-07-27 15:06:05

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

Your approach to the ATI driver thingy is wrong. Your script sugggest older cards should use xf86-video-ati and newer ones should xf86-video-radeonhd. This is completely wrong. For 99% of the cases, xf86-video-ati is MUCH better than radeonhd.

Also, you might want to add Vi0L0's catalyst repo (see the wiki / Catalyst article) to pacman.conf, so those who use your script can also enjoy catalyst support.

Great work smile


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#5 2010-07-27 16:24:23

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

dcc24 wrote:

Your approach to the ATI driver thingy is wrong. Your script sugggest older cards should use xf86-video-ati and newer ones should xf86-video-radeonhd. This is completely wrong. For 99% of the cases, xf86-video-ati is MUCH better than radeonhd.

Also, you might want to add Vi0L0's catalyst repo (see the wiki / Catalyst article) to pacman.conf, so those who use your script can also enjoy catalyst support.

Great work smile

Ah, cool, I didn't know, as I've never used an ATI product in my entire life.  Thanks for the info, that actually will probably cut down on the SLOC count too.


Current WM Setup: PekWM with stalonetray/conky piped to dzen2 instead of a panel
Asus Eee PC Seashell:  Atom N550 @ 1.5 GHz | 2 GB RAM
HP Pavilion dv4: Core i5 M430 @ 2.27 GHz | Intel HD Graphics | 4GB RAM
Desktop: Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0 GHz | GeForce GT220 | 4GB RAM

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#6 2010-07-27 16:53:17

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

Cool. So you should offer two drivers: catalyst (through Vi0L0's repo) or xf86-video-ati for those who prefer an open source driver.

Also, catalyst doesn't work for cards older than the HD2xxx series, so you might want to mention that in the script.


It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. (Mark Twain)

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#7 2010-07-27 17:13:50

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

Okay, sounds good.  I also found some problems in the NVIDIA portion of my script - I wasn't doing everything that was needed for that to be set up properly.  I not only fixed that, but gave an option for TwinView support.

By the way, do you know what year/series of cards is the oldest that will work with xf86-video-ati?

Update: July 27th, 2010, 1037 hours

I fixed some issues with the graphics driver installation part of the script, and also made the list of included packages.

Last edited by kmason (2010-07-27 17:37:50)


Current WM Setup: PekWM with stalonetray/conky piped to dzen2 instead of a panel
Asus Eee PC Seashell:  Atom N550 @ 1.5 GHz | 2 GB RAM
HP Pavilion dv4: Core i5 M430 @ 2.27 GHz | Intel HD Graphics | 4GB RAM
Desktop: Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0 GHz | GeForce GT220 | 4GB RAM

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#8 2010-07-27 17:39:56

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

Well, everything back to R100 chipsets are supported by the xf86-video-ati driver. That means anything with the name "Radeon" in it (or, all cards after year 2000) is supported by it.

For older cards, there is always xf86-video-vesa.

Last edited by dcc24 (2010-07-27 17:40:36)


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#9 2010-07-27 17:46:37

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

Okay, I just made a quick fix regarding that, thanks.


Current WM Setup: PekWM with stalonetray/conky piped to dzen2 instead of a panel
Asus Eee PC Seashell:  Atom N550 @ 1.5 GHz | 2 GB RAM
HP Pavilion dv4: Core i5 M430 @ 2.27 GHz | Intel HD Graphics | 4GB RAM
Desktop: Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0 GHz | GeForce GT220 | 4GB RAM

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#10 2010-07-27 19:01:29

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

OK-so trying to install this on fresh Arch.
First point is that this is needed to start the script;

sh ./afterglow-install.sh

Second point and a show stopper at this time;

Which Graphics Driver do you need?
(Enter the number next to the selection, not the name)
./afterglow-install.sh: line 74:syntax error near unexpected token 'elif'
./afterglow-install.sh: line 74: 'elif' [$choice2 = "2004+"]'

Please advise sad

Last edited by ancleessen4 (2010-07-27 19:42:04)

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#11 2010-07-27 19:42:46

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

Looks like I made a newbie mistake, and terminated the if/else loop too early with an "fi".  I only needed one fi in that entire block of code pertaining to the graphics drivers (at the end).

Thanks for trying this out, I'm uploading the new revised code as I speak, so you are welcome to redownload it and retry it.

EDIT: And its uploaded now.

Last edited by kmason (2010-07-27 19:46:02)


Current WM Setup: PekWM with stalonetray/conky piped to dzen2 instead of a panel
Asus Eee PC Seashell:  Atom N550 @ 1.5 GHz | 2 GB RAM
HP Pavilion dv4: Core i5 M430 @ 2.27 GHz | Intel HD Graphics | 4GB RAM
Desktop: Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0 GHz | GeForce GT220 | 4GB RAM

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#12 2010-07-27 19:45:52

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

going for it now big_smile

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#13 2010-07-27 19:47:25

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

Thanks, this is a big help to me, as I currently don't have a machine without Arch already set up on it at my disposal, and thus I haven't tested it.  Otherwise I would have caught my error a long time ago.

EDIT:  I just had an amazing idea - how about I make it so that it is easier to customize what software you want installed, I put in variables at the top for each of the lines in the code where it installs specific software, such as the applications and the window manager(or even a DE)?  Would that change be desired?  If so, a name change would probably be in order: Afterglow - The Automatic Arch Linux Configuration Utility, or just simply Afterglow.  However, on second thought, that would mean that I'd probably have to remove the themes and such from the package, as they are currently specifically made for the setup I have in the script already.

Last edited by kmason (2010-07-27 19:55:55)


Current WM Setup: PekWM with stalonetray/conky piped to dzen2 instead of a panel
Asus Eee PC Seashell:  Atom N550 @ 1.5 GHz | 2 GB RAM
HP Pavilion dv4: Core i5 M430 @ 2.27 GHz | Intel HD Graphics | 4GB RAM
Desktop: Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0 GHz | GeForce GT220 | 4GB RAM

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#14 2010-07-27 19:57:05

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

Sorry-tried twice at download and setup but I get the same error...

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#15 2010-07-27 20:11:26

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

Oh wow, I just checked the download, and it appears the tarball doesn't actually have the script in it at all...  Re-uploading now.

Or not, try removing the old files and then redownloading.  i.e.:

cd ../
rm -r archlinux-afterglowedition/
wget http://afterglowlinux.co.cc/x/archlinux-afterglowedition.tar.gz
tar -xzf archlinux-afterglowedition.tar.gz
cd archlinux-afterglowedition
sh ./afterglow-install.sh

Last edited by kmason (2010-07-27 20:15:22)


Current WM Setup: PekWM with stalonetray/conky piped to dzen2 instead of a panel
Asus Eee PC Seashell:  Atom N550 @ 1.5 GHz | 2 GB RAM
HP Pavilion dv4: Core i5 M430 @ 2.27 GHz | Intel HD Graphics | 4GB RAM
Desktop: Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0 GHz | GeForce GT220 | 4GB RAM

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#16 2010-07-27 20:22:44

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

@kmason
I followed the above but still the same error...

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#17 2010-07-27 20:37:59

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

I feel so stupid now, try it again, see what happens, and if no luck, I'm gonna need someone who knows what they are doing to take a look at the code...


Current WM Setup: PekWM with stalonetray/conky piped to dzen2 instead of a panel
Asus Eee PC Seashell:  Atom N550 @ 1.5 GHz | 2 GB RAM
HP Pavilion dv4: Core i5 M430 @ 2.27 GHz | Intel HD Graphics | 4GB RAM
Desktop: Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0 GHz | GeForce GT220 | 4GB RAM

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#18 2010-07-27 20:45:59

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

Still no luck!
Same error...
I like the concept and will stay tuned to the forum.
Good luck!

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#19 2010-07-27 21:09:42

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

Okay, I think I may have fixed it, but I'm not sure.  If you don't want to try it again, that's fine, but what I really would like is for someone skilled in shell scripting to take a peek at the code.


Current WM Setup: PekWM with stalonetray/conky piped to dzen2 instead of a panel
Asus Eee PC Seashell:  Atom N550 @ 1.5 GHz | 2 GB RAM
HP Pavilion dv4: Core i5 M430 @ 2.27 GHz | Intel HD Graphics | 4GB RAM
Desktop: Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0 GHz | GeForce GT220 | 4GB RAM

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#20 2010-07-28 01:33:33

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

any screeshot for pekwm or install guid?
screeshot is welcome than words tongue

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#21 2010-07-28 01:59:50

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

Install guide is unnecessary, as the script walks you through it, but here is some screenshots of what it would probably look like when finished:

Clean

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Dirty

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The SLiM theme would simply be the default theme with the background being the wallpaper used there.

Also, all of the themes and such can be customized by editing/replacing the files in the homedir-defaults directory (which is all the files that get thrown into the /etc/skel directory with the script, which in turn becomes the home directory).

In other news, I made an install media (1GB USB drive) containing the 2010.05 Arch Linux Dualboot Netinstall on one ext2 partition at about 360MB in size, and the tarball for Afterglow Edition in a separate FAT32 partition at about 600MB in size.  I plan on using this to do a test install on a spare computer I have now that I am in the comfort of my own home.

Last edited by kmason (2010-07-28 02:17:50)


Current WM Setup: PekWM with stalonetray/conky piped to dzen2 instead of a panel
Asus Eee PC Seashell:  Atom N550 @ 1.5 GHz | 2 GB RAM
HP Pavilion dv4: Core i5 M430 @ 2.27 GHz | Intel HD Graphics | 4GB RAM
Desktop: Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0 GHz | GeForce GT220 | 4GB RAM

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#22 2010-07-28 02:53:00

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

The titlebars and panel looks so big! tongue

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#23 2010-07-28 02:59:49

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

Yeah, they are a little big, I will probably slim them down if I get enough requests.


Current WM Setup: PekWM with stalonetray/conky piped to dzen2 instead of a panel
Asus Eee PC Seashell:  Atom N550 @ 1.5 GHz | 2 GB RAM
HP Pavilion dv4: Core i5 M430 @ 2.27 GHz | Intel HD Graphics | 4GB RAM
Desktop: Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0 GHz | GeForce GT220 | 4GB RAM

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#24 2010-07-28 03:06:52

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

Also is that "start" on bmpanel an actual menu?

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#25 2010-07-28 05:54:37

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Re: Arch Linux Afterglow Edition

Yes, it is.  It uses xdotool to simulate the keybinding for the root menu.


Current WM Setup: PekWM with stalonetray/conky piped to dzen2 instead of a panel
Asus Eee PC Seashell:  Atom N550 @ 1.5 GHz | 2 GB RAM
HP Pavilion dv4: Core i5 M430 @ 2.27 GHz | Intel HD Graphics | 4GB RAM
Desktop: Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0 GHz | GeForce GT220 | 4GB RAM

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