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HOWTO: Starcraft 2 on Linux with Wine
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
Starcraft 2 [runs] under my Linux install with no issues. Since the game’s official release a few days ago I have been getting a good bit of traffic on those two pages - so I figured I would put together a quick HOWTO for getting Starcraft 2 working on your Linux distro of choice. The game runs underย Wine 1.2 and/orย CrossoverGames 9.1. Crossover 9.1 Starcraft 2 is listed as “officially support” and as such you will find that it has an entry in the automated games installer.

Changing the GNOME Menu panel in openSUSE GNOME back to Gnome defaults
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya

Seems like lot of openSUSE Gnome users don’t like the new Gnome panel, which is radically different interface from the traditional Menu bar with Applications/Places/System entries. Personally I prefer the new style, perhaps because I’m used to the openSUSE Kickoff panel, and I really dig the search feature


ArchLinux Install & Setup Guide โ€“ Part 1 โ€“ The actual install
· โ˜• 6 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya

Been a while since I posted ;) For some strange reason, recently I got an urge to try out ArchLinux{#aptureLink_BWSwiwROlt}. After much deliberation finally decided to try out ArchLinux again, in VirtualBox{#aptureLink_YQu9cIpVYm}. My little install guide I compiled as I was reading through the Official ArchLinux Install Guide{#aptureLink_OrVThoOrTI} + Beginner’s Guide{#aptureLink_AMQvvRytbx}.

Please note: This is highly customized according to *my* requirements and nowhere as thorough /generalized as the official guides. Still, it might help you. Here we go -


โ€œKernel-panic โ€“ not syncing : VFS : Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(X,X)โ€ error in Ubuntu
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Bharath
This one seems to be a really famous problem for most folks in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. So I had it too. The problem was on the initrd file. It is a kernel related file needed for booting. So i did a simple thing. I replaced initrd.img file of my kernel version with “initrd.lz” file from the Ubuntu LiveCD and edited my grub.cfg file (equivalent of menu.lst in older Ubuntu releases), to boot using initrd.

Enable Xserver shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+Backspace) in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Bharath
In Karmic the restart Xserver shortcut is disabled by default. Enable it thus: In the menu, go to System->Preferences->Keyboard (not Keyboard Shortcuts) Go to Layouts tab, click Layout options Expand “Key sequence to killย the X server”. Check “Ctrl+Alt+Backspace” You’re Done.