Manjaro 16.10 MATE Screenshots Tour

Manjaro 16.10 comes with many desktop environment options. We can choose XFCE, Gnome, MATE, Cinnamon, KDE, Deepin, Budgie and many more. Here I want to share some screenshots of the Manjaro 16.10 MATE edition. Manjaro 16.10 MATE comes with MATE desktop version 1.16, an advanced desktop that features simplicity and beauty.

The Desktop

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Application Menu

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Software Center

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Internet applications

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Manjaro MATE is very easy to use. The main menu is very familiar even for Windows users, you won't have any difficulties to use Manjaro MATE.

Google Chrome 56.0 is now available, install it on Manjaro

The new version of Google Chrome has been released. This is the new Google Chrome 56.0, a simple and lightweight web browser. Google Chrome has become my favorite web browser for all operating systems that I use. The new Google Chrome 56 brings a lot of improvements, bug fixes. Manjaro users can easily install Google Chrome 56.0 via Terminal or Software Center. 

Install Google Chrome 56.0 on Manjaro Linux

A. Via Terminal

Before continue, you will need to enable AUR repository on Manjaro. Please refers to my previous post to install or enable AUR repository on Manjaro. Next, use this command to install Google Chrome on Manjaro
yaourt -S google-chrome
After you execute the command, it will ask us to confirm the installation few times. 

B. Via Software Center

  1. Open Software Center (Add/Remove Software)
  2. Type google-chrome
  3. Click google-chrome and press Apply

Darktable 2.2.2 is available, install it on Manjaro 16.10

Darktable is friend of photographer. It has many features needed by most photographer to edit their pictures, with so many advanced tools. Darktable is slightly similar to Adobe Lightroom in Linux environment. The main user interface is very nice yet easy to use. If you are running Manjaro, this tutorial will show you how to install Darktable 2.2.2 on Manjaro.

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Steps to install Darktable on Manjaro 16.10, Manjaro 2017, and all its derivatives. This steps also applicable to Arch Linux.

Step 1. Refresh the repository and update Manjaro

sudo pacman -Syu

Step 2. Install Darktable

sudo pacman -S darktable

That's it. Now you can start edit your pictures for better result.

How to install Kodi 16.1 Jarvis on Manjaro Linux

Hello, today I will share about how to install Kodi on Manjaro Linux. Kodi is a special software to me because it was so useful for me. Kodi is a kind of multimedia center that will turn Manjaro into a multimedia station where we can watch movies, videos, listen to our music in a beautiful way. 

The new version of Kodi 16.1 with codename Jarvis has many improvements. Actually the development version of Kodi 17.0 is available but I think I will wait a bit more to get better performance on my Manjaro.

Step by step to install Kodi 16.1 on Manjaro 

How to change SSH port on Manjaro Linux

In some cases, to improve security we need to change the default ssh port on Manjaro or Arch Linux. For example we want to change it from port 22 to port 2222. By changing this default port, we will improve our system security from the start. OK, there are few things we need to do in order to change this ssh port. Before we go through, I assume you have a running SSH Server on Manjaro. 

Steps to change SSH port on Manjaro Linux

Step 1. Check the status of the SSH Server

Use the following command to get the current status of SSH Server 
sudo systemctl status sshd
You should see something like this:

Make sure the sshd service status is active (running).

Step 2. Edit the sshd_config

The main configuration of the SSH server is stored in /etc/ssh/sshd_config. To change the default port, open and edit the sshd_config file with your favorite text editor such as nano. 
sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config
Find and change the following section:
Port 2222
#PermitRootLogin yes
#AddressFamily any
As you can see, I change the port to 2222. Close and save the file and then restart ssh service
sudo systemctl restart sshd
Step 3. Test the new port
Now use other computer and try to connect to the computer with the following command:
ssh -p 2222 dhani@
Change the credentials with your username and IP address.