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Ordered a used Galaxy S4.

Installed Arch Linux on my laptop, more or less. For the USB stick version, wifi-menu didn't work, but I was able to get wifi the alternate way. For the actual install... nope, not yet. Firefox has jumped from 21.0 to 28.0 for me, with a side effect that my preferred Garamond font is now used everywhere, but the flashplugin doesn't seem to work; Youtube videos crash, anyway, complaining about inability to find card '0', my sound card. I haven't tried installing media players yet to see if they'd fail too. Touchpad works surprisingly well; scrolling wasn't but synclient quickly fixed that. The Arch wiki *is* pretty good...

Edit: chromium was able to play Duolingo audio; Firefox *still* can't. I installed totem, which played audio from a saved FLV. Scratchy, I think, but that sometimes happened before; at least sound plays at all. And chromium can play Youtube just fine, without plugins, even. Hmm.

No, wait, now Firefox can play Youtube too. I don't even know what I did. Unmuted alsamixer, added myself to an audio group (which you're not supposed to do, but then you're not supposed to need to... ran speaker-test.) VDPAU errors are still being generated, but non fatal ones.

Currently running twm as a lightweight default. It's amazing how few processes I have... but I'd want the laptop sound keys to work. And a wifi applet, and a way to dim the screen...

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