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[just.few.tuts] systemd enabled lightweight NameSpace Containers ~ QuickStart Guide

Posted in AbhishekKr, tutorial with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2013 by abhishekkr

justfewtuts.blogspot.in [15/Nov/2013]

http://justfewtuts.blogspot.in/2013/11/systemd-enabled-lightweight-namespace.html

systemd (for some time now) provides a powerful chroot alternative to linux users for creating quick and lightweight system containers using power ofcgroups and socket activation.

There is a lot more to “systemd” than this, but that’s for some other post. Until then can explore it, starting here.

There is a utility “systemd-nspawn” provided by systemd which acts as container manager. This is what can be used to easily spawn a new linux container and manage it. It has been updated with (the systemd’s amazing trademark feature) Socket Activation.

This enables any container to make parent/host’s systemd instance to listen at different service ports for itself. Only when those service ports receive a connection, these container will spawn and act to it. Voila, resource utilization and scalability concepts.
More of this can read in detail at: http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/socket-activated-containers.html

Here we’ll see some way to quickly start using it via some custom made commands.

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…..read full blogpost here

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[tux-install] Counter-Strike (Steam) on ArchLinux via Wine

Posted in AbhishekKr, install-on-linux with tags , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2013 by abhishekkr

tuxinstall.blogspot.in [30/Oct/2013]

http://tuxinstall.blogspot.in/2013/10/counter-strike-steam-on-archlinux-via.html

get the required base package available at archlinux

sudo pacman -S –noconfirm wine winetricks

sudo pacman -S –noconfirm wine_gecko wine-monoq4wine

try to get “steam” installed the proper way

winetricks steam

if the above command fails the next two commands shall do the job, although you’ll need to download aria2.exe (and unzip) and maybe SteamInstall.msi (if not found)

msiexec /i ~/.cache/winetricks/steam/SteamInstall.msi

wine arial32.exe /Q

now the system is ready to run Steam Client, try following script to run it (otherwise there might be some font not displaying or other issues)

#!/bin/bash

export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.steam

export WINEDEBUG=-all

nice -n 19 wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Steam/Steam.exe -no-dwrite

#####end-of-script

using it you can start your Steam Client, then it’s common way as other platforms to log-in to your Steam Account and install Counter Strike or any other game you play

…source blog here