One of the things that annoyed me was having to enter my login and password at every boot. I use SLIM. Fortunately SLIM is very easy to setup to autologin a specific user.
Here’s how… :
To make SLiM automatically login as a specified user (without having to type a password) the following lines in /etc/slim.conf should be changed.
# default_user simone
Uncomment this line, and change “simone” to the user to be logged into automatically.
# auto_login no
Uncomment this line and change the ‘no’ to ‘yes’. This enables the auto login feature.
Source: Arch Wiki pages
I thought it would be nice if I could connect to Arch Linux through my Imac. Well OpenSSH is the way to do this fairy easy.
Here’s what I did to make the magic happen:
1. Install OpenSSH
sudo pacman -S openssh
2. To let other people ssh to your machine you need to adjust /etc/hosts.allow, add the following:
# let everyone connect to you (this is what I use, it maybe a security risk when one is a lot on a public internet connection)
# OR you can restrict it to a certain ip
# sshd: 192.168.0.1
# OR restrict for an IP range
# sshd: 10.0.0.0/255.255.255.0
# OR restrict for an IP match
# sshd: 192.168.1.
3. Optional, add sshd to the “DAEMONS” section of your /etc/rc.conf:
DAEMONS=(... ... sshd ... ...) 4.Dont forget to restart the daemon (as root):
# /etc/rc.d/sshd restart
That’s it! Now you should be possible to SSH into your Arch box through a client with the following commond (On OS X that is…)
ssh -l [username] [ip-adress]
Source: Arch Linux ArchWiki pages: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SSH
Well, be gentile here with me please…This is my first post ever on a blog
I recently started out using Arch Linux. Coming from Ubuntu I have some experience with the CLS but not that much. Reasons for using Arch for me are speed, flexibility, VERY well documented, good forums, and it runs very smooth on my old Dell C640 laptop.
I’ll be sharing my experiences here, as I hope to make some progress during my time using Arch.
Specs of the machinery are…:
Pentium IV 2.0 Mhz (wooohooo!)
512 MB RAM DDRI
1024 * 768 screen
1 USB I port