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I had tried ntp but didn't seem to be getting anywhere so I uninstalled and came across timedatectl.

So I have spent a little time trying to figure out this clock issue I am having, timedatectl status shows me that the utc time is the actual time and the time that fluxbox is showing me is the localtime (according to the timezone). I have the timezone set to New York as I live on the East Coast.

With less than two weeks until I head back to school, I think what I am going to do is reinstal one more time and customize and get "final" the setup I want. Obviously nothing is final as I can always change things, but I think it is almost time to get things going.

I am hoping starting fresh I can figure things out with the time, Shrak, I am dualbooting windows as well so should it still be that simple to get the time working?
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post #92 of 96
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I began my (hopefully) final install of arch this summer.

A few things to note:

I end up using pacman -S xf86-video-nouveau although I never feel confident that that is the right driver. I have a GTX 560.

I believe it should be added to the beginner's guide, or noted a little more openly that base-devel should probably be installed. (sudo and wget are included) I ended up installing sudo independently but needed wget for yaourt so after looking around a little came across "base-devel"

I am not having a problem with mounting and recognizing another partition on my hdd, my storage partition.

I did the beginning of the install with only my HDD connected. After rebooting I plugged in my SSD running windows so that I could get GRUB situated. Having plugged in the SSD my HDD went down to sdb. fstab has the linux partition labeled sda when it should be sdb.

I can mount the storage partition on the drive but it does not show up in fstab.

This is what the setup looks like now,

SSD (sda)

HDD (sdb)
  • (sdb1)Data Partition (D:, in Windows)
  • (sdb2)Arch Linux Partition
  • (sdb3) swap


I'm sorry do I need to make the changes manually into fstab?
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post #93 of 96
Make sure when you generate your fstab it uses UUID's, else you'll need to change the labels afterwards from a chroot or live disc. Main reason I don't usually recommend taking out other drives as it's little things like that, that can cause headaches tongue.gif

As to video drivers, at least for Nvidia I always prefer the proprietary drivers ( `nvidia` & `nvidia-utils` packages ), unless you don't plan on gaming then nouveau will work just fine.
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

Make sure when you generate your fstab it uses UUID's, else you'll need to change the labels afterwards from a chroot or live disc. Main reason I don't usually recommend taking out other drives as it's little things like that, that can cause headaches tongue.gif

As to video drivers, at least for Nvidia I always prefer the proprietary drivers ( `nvidia` & `nvidia-utils` packages ), unless you don't plan on gaming then nouveau will work just fine.

Doing a little more research I did realize it probably has something to do with switching around names (not based on UUIDs)

During the install process I had gone with this
Code:
genfstab -U -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab
I thought the -U would set up UUID use.

Any ideas then as to how then do I go about overcoming this headache.

In regards to the driver, that is very good to know, thanks!
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After working on other things today, such as getting an updated Fedora install running on my laptop, I decided to go back to my Arch project.

The desktop was in windows all morning and I restarted to go into Arch.

And it won't boot. doh.gif

I believe it has something to do with me editing fstab yesterday and now everything is confused.

The error looks like this,
Code:
/dev/sdb2: clean, 65082/1708744 files, 624242/6827625 blocks
[        3.177975] EDAC sbridge: ECC is disabled. Aborting
[        3.178444] EDAC sbridge: Couldn't find mci handler
systemd-fsck[304]: fsck: fsck.ntfs: not found
systemd-fsck[304]: fsck: error 2 while executing fsck.ntfs for /dev/sdb1
[        4.093328] NTFS-fs error (device sdb1): parse_options(): Unrecognized mount option realtime.
Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to view
system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, "systemctl default" to try again
to boot into default mode.
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D to continue):

This should be tons of fun to figure out...

Well that was not too difficult, turns out it was something that I had added to fstab, taking that away fixed it!

Now just back to my original problem!
Edited by benpack101 - 8/12/13 at 2:44pm
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post #96 of 96
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After re-reading some earlier posts I installed ntfs-3g (which is read and write) and now it works great! biggrin.gif

I have a login manager installed (I have been happy with slim) but still no additional GUI. So for the time being I have just been booting straight to terminal.

During this last install, since I had some issues with time I did not do anything with the time, as it stands the local and utc time are the same...the current time.
timezone, ntp enabled, dst active are all "n/a" and ntp synchronized and rtc in local tz are "no".

I have already installed yaourt. I think the next big thing that I have to do is mess around with the GUI, I really like the tiling that can be done in GNOME/Windows. Beyond that I do not think I have too many desires as of right now. I don't think I need too much on my desktop (conky and the like) although that might be something cool to mess around with later down the road. I ran across pcmanfm as a decent file manager, better than the "File" that comes default with fedora 19, although I don't plan on using file managers all to often.

I think I'm more interested in picking and choosing what I want from a DE/WM and not just going with Gnome or KDE or whatnot, want to put it all together myself!

Ideas/suggestions? I have been following the "Show your linux thread" to see if some ideas pop up.

Eventually I would also like to look into getting Folding@home working, this is all on my SandyBridge-E! biggrin.gif

Note: Might start looking into F@h now or some research on GUIs!
Edited by benpack101 - 8/13/13 at 10:44am
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