Friday, June 14, 2013

Fixing Google with 2-Step Verification Online Account in Gnome 3.8

Settings > Online Accounts
In my Arch adventures I added my Google account in the Online Accounts.

Having the 2-Step Verification activated, after I logged in with my password, and entered the token, the account the credentials expired.

After trying again, same thing.

I'm in Arch with GNOME 3.8.3.

So, after some googling I found a solution in the Arch forum.
  • Generate a Google Application-specific password;
  • Go to Passwords and Keys (seahorse);
  • Find your Google credentials (something like "GOA google credentials...");
  • Right click > Properties;
  • Click on Show password;
  • Replace your password with the application-specific password you generated:
{'authorization_code': (......), 'password': <'YOUR_APPLIC_SPECIFIC_PASS'>}

That's it! You calendar and email should be synced in Evolution.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Adventures in Arch (Part IV): Install extra programs

Arch Linux
Last updated: 2013-06-15

In this part I will show the extra programs I installed.

I will keep updating this post in the next weeks, to add more programs installed.

This is the list of programs I have installed:
  • Chrome (download from AUR)
$ mkdir builds
$ cd builds
$ tar -xzf google-chrome-beta.tar.gz
$ cd google-chrome-beta
$ makepkg -s
$ sudo pacman -U google-chrome-beta-28.0.1500.36-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
  • GNOME Tweak Tool
$ sudo pacman -S gnome-tweak-tool

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Adventures in Arch (Part III): Customizing

Arch Linux
Last updated: 2013-06-15

In this part I will show the customizations I made in the desktop environment.

I will keep updating this post in the next weeks, in case I have other tips.


Fonts

I like Ubuntu fonts so:
$ sudo pacman -S ttf-ubuntu-font-family

Adventures in Arch (Part II): Fine Tuning

Arch Linux
Last updated: 2013-11-04

In this part I will show the fine tuning I made in the system.
I will keep updating this post in the next weeks, in case I have other tips.


fstab

Since I have the system installed in a SSD drive, I changed the mount flags in fstab to trim the drive:
$ sudo nano /etc/fstab
UUID=aee33023-2254-42fc-94ac-612314eeb332   /   ext4   noatime,discard,data=ordered,errors=remount-ro   0 1
UUID=114aaab1-1cb8-4853-bacc-819237d2d063   /boot   ext4   noatime,discard,data=ordered,errors=remount-ro   0 2
I also mounted /tmp in memory:
tmpfs   /tmp   tmpfs   nodev,nosuid,noatime,mode=1777   0 0

Adventures in Arch (Part I): Installing

Arch Linux
Last updated: 2013-11-02

Inspired by the recent Linux Action Show experience with Arch, I decided to give it a try.

I have now completely changed from Ubuntu to Arch.

Any tips or advises please let me know.


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