— source techrights.org
— source techrights.org
Refer https://www.hyperbola.info/ for more information.
Find existing partitions. lsbkl -f Select partition type. Gpt or MBR  cfdisk /dev/sda For MBR partition type, Create 2 partitions. One for root, 24gb, one for swap 4gb.  Formart partitions mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1 mkswp /dev/sda2 Mount partition mount /dev/sda1 /mnt pacman-key –init pacman-key –populate hyperbola arch pacman-key –refresh-keys If error happens repeat the above 3. Edit mirror list. nano /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlists Install base system pacstrap /mnt base genfstab -U -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab arch-chroot /mnt (now prompt changes) echo myhostname > /etc/hostname nano /etc/locale.gen (uncomment en_USUTF8 UTF8) locale-gen useradd -m -G wheel passwd echo LANG=en_US.UTF-8 > /etc/locale.conf export LANG= en_US.UTF-8 ln -s /usr/share/ZoneInfo/Asia/Calcutta /etc/localtime hwclock –systohc Set root password passwd root Install softwares pacman -S grub os-prober grub-install /dev/sda grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg umount -R /mnt reboot Intall other softwares Start dhcp client dhcpcd pacman -Syy pacman -S xorg pacman -S xorg-video-amdgpu xf86-video-ati pacman -S plasma if needed can install plasma-wayland-session Set daemon programs rc-update add dhcpcd default rc-update add sddm default reboot Welcome to gnu. Some other options For setuping up different partitions for home and var After  do the following, mkdir /mnt/home mkdir /mnt/var mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/home mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/var  For gpt partition type, 2 extra partitions are required. /dev/sda1, boot partition with 512M (linux partion) /dev/sda2, BIOS boot (hex code EF02) with 1M (bios partition) mkdir /mnt/boot mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/boot
Linus Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel, vice president and chief of open source at VMware, discussed the role that GNU GPL played in the success of Linux during a keynote conversation this week at LinuxCon NA in Toronto. Here is an edited version of the conversation.
“FSF [Free Software Foundation] and I don’t have a loving relationship, but I love GPL v2,” said Torvalds. “I really think the license has been one of the defining factors in the success of Linux because it enforced that you have to give back, which meant that the fragmentation has never been something that has been viable from a technical standpoint.”
“The GPL ensures that nobody is ever going to take advantage of your code. It will remain free and nobody can take that away from you. I think that’s a big deal for community management.”
— source cio.com | 27 Aug 2016
Thank you GNU. Thank you Stallman.
Linux 5.8 is one of the biggest releases in a while but that newly-stable kernel also means a lot of the new drivers need to be stripped out or otherwise modified over being reliant on binary-only firmware/microcode or contingent upon other dependencies deemed not free to the Free Software Foundation standards. GNU Linux-libre 5.8-gnu was released today by Alexandre Oliva of the FSF Latin America team. The deblobbed GNU-blessed Linux 5.8 kernel is available from fsfla.org.
— source phoronix.com | 3 Aug 2020
Bruce Byfield interviewed me about GNU Linux-libre to write an article for the [GNU/]Linux Pro magazine.
Give a little background about yourself and your work in free software.
I started getting involved with GNU back in 1991, initially as a user who occasionally reported and tried to fix bugs, and a couple of years later as a contributor and maintainer of various development tools, such as the autotools and GCC. It was the latter that got me a job at Red Hat in 2000, where I also got involved with binutils, glibc, and GDB.
I started giving speeches about Free Software philosophy that year, very much along the lines of Richard Stallman’s speech that had changed my life in 1996, and a few years later I helped start FSF Latin America, a sister organization of the other Free Software Foundations.
— source fsfla.org
In this anniversary issue of Revista Espírito Livre, the interview is with Richard Stallman and Brian Gough, both from the GNU Project. The conversation is conducted by Alexandre Oliva, Revista Espírito Livre columnist and Free Software Foundation Latin America member.
Revista Espírito Livre: Why did the world need a, erhm, gnu 🙂 operating system back in the ’80s?
Richard M. Stallman: The world needed a free software operating system, because there wasn’t any. So I decided to write one. Then I made technical decisions: decided to follow the design of Unix to make it portable, to make it upward-compatible with Unix so that Unix users could switch easily, and to support only 32-bit machines or bigger, to avoid the extra work of supporting a small address space.
REL: What roles do/did you play in the GNU project, and for how long?
— source fsfla.org | Apr, 2010
Less than a day after the release of the Linux 5.6 kernel series, the GNU Linux-libre project announced the general availability of the GNU Linux-libre 5.6 kernel. The aim of the GNU Linux-libre project is to provide the GNU/Linux community with a version of the upstream Linux kernel that’s 100% free. Therefore, the GNU Linux-libre 5.6 kernel is a 100% free version of the Linux 5.6 kernel, shipping only with free and open source drivers. GNU Linux-Libre 5.6 kernel deblobs three new drivers that have been included in the Linux 5.6 kernel series, namely AMD Trusted Execution Environment, ATH11K WiFi, and Mediatek SCP remoteproc Additionally, it also cleans up the Nouveau, AMDGPU, and AMD PSP drivers.
— source 9to5linux.com | Mar 30, 2020
apt-get install ttmkfdir
move the font here.
#ttmkfdir > fonts.scale
#ttmkfdir > fonts.dir
#xset fp+ /usr/share/fonts/truetype/hindi/
#xset fp rehash
How to install Malayalam
Download ttf-malayalam-sm-fonts_0.5.1-1_all.deb and patches-0.0607.tar.bz2
#dpkg -i installation/gnu/language/ttf-malayalam-sm-fonts_0.5.1-1_all.deb
# cd /usr/lib/pango/1.5.0/modules
# mv pango-indic-fc.so pango-indic-fc.so.orig
# cp /home/jag/installation/gnu/language/pango-indic-fc.so .
To Enable Malayalam
apt-get install language-support-ml language-pack-ml language-pack-gnome-ml language-pack-gnome-ml-base language-pack-kde-ml language-pack-kde-ml-base
apt-get install scim scim-gtk2-immodule m17n-contrib scim-m17n
dpkg -i scim-ml-phonetic_0.1.3-1_all.deb
dpkg -i ttf-malayalam-fonts_0.5.4_all.deb
chmod 646 /etc/X11/Xsession.d/74custom-scim_startup
echo ‘export XMODIFIERS=”@im=SCIM”‘ >> /etc/X11/Xsession.d/74custom-scim_startup
echo ‘export GTK_IM_MODULE=”scim”‘ >> /etc/X11/Xsession.d/74custom-scim_startup
echo ‘export XIM_PROGRAM=”scim -d”‘ >> /etc/X11/Xsession.d/74custom-scim_startup
echo ‘export QT_IM_MODULE=”scim”‘ >> /etc/X11/Xsession.d/74custom-scim_startup
chmod 644 /etc/X11/Xsession.d/74custom-scim_startup