Thursday, 23 March 2017

Remove 'hiberfile' from Windows 10 Installation

If update-grub drops your Windows installation, first create a folder to mount the Windows partition in (e.g. home/yourname/temp), then run the following (changing values as needed):
sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o remove_hiberfile /dev/sda3 /home/yourname/temp
Then update Grub again:
update-grub

Monday, 21 November 2016

VPN Passwords won't save in XFCE

In order to stop XFCE network manager dropping your saved VPN passwords, open the config files found in /etc/Network Manager/system-connections/, choose your preferred connection, and open in leafpad with:
gksu leafpad  [filename]
Add the following line:
[vpn-secrets]
password=xxxxxxxx
Where xxxxxxxx is your VPN password. Save file.



Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Fixing DNS leak in Manjaro

Firstly, check the file /etc/resolv.conf and see what's inside. Make sure it only contains the DNS servers you want it to contain. The NordVPN servers are:
nameserver 78.46.223.24
nameserver 162.242.211.137 
If there are any more, delete them, and then make the resolv.conf file immutable with the following command:
sudo chattr +i /etc/resolv.conf 
Reboot. To reverse the process:
su
chattr -i /etc/resolv.conf
nano /etc/resolv.conf 
Enter preferred DNS servers and make file immutable again:
chattr +i /etc/resolv.conf

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Turning Off Baloo in KDE Plasma

To disable Baloo:
balooctl disable 
To check Baloo's status:
balooctl status 
To re-enable Baloo:
balooctl anable

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Solution to the Error code: 0xc0000225 in Windows 10.


  1. Type in 'Diskpart'. 
  2. Type in 'List volume'. 
  3. Type 'Select volume=?' (Replacing the ? with whatever number is associated with the ESP label). 
  4. Type 'Assign letter=Z'. (Or anything not currently in use.) 
  5. Type 'exit'. 
  6. Type 'bcdboot C:\windows /s Z: /f UEFI'. (Replacing the C: with the volume letter that is named OS).

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Replacing LightDM with GDM

sudo pacman -S gdm
sudo systemctl disable lightdm
sudo systemctl enable gdm

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Change Default File Manager (Mate)

Press Alt + F2 and type in:
mate-default-applications-properties.
Go to System tab and change file manager option to whatever you like.

Changing Default Bittorrent Client to Transmission (Mate)

Open ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list and add the following entry:
x-scheme-handler/magnet=transmission-gtk.desktop
You can confirm the new settings by typing into a terminal:
xdg-mime query default x-scheme-handler/magnet

Saturday, 8 August 2015

NumLock on Boot in XFCE

Find the file ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/keyboards.xml in your home folder (enabling the viewing of hidden files first), and make sure the following values are set to true:

Numlock: value=true
RestoreNumlock: value=true