Readme Rolling 2014.08

Thank you for choosing Netrunner Rolling – 2014.09.

Here is a quick overview of known issues, followed by a “how-to” use certain parts of the system.

Known Issues:

Bash fix:

To get the latest update for bash, please use the terminal for your first update (instead of octopi):

sudo rm -R /var/lib/pacman/local/bash-4.3.024-1
sudo pacman -Sy bash


Blank Screen during Boot:

When booting from USB and the Desktop does not come up in Live Mode (stuck at Command Line), select “nonfree” from the options to boot with a different gfx driver.


A quick introduction to pacman:

To install a package or list of packages (including dependencies):
# sudo pacman -S package_name (package_name2 …)

To remove a package, leaving all of its dependencies installed:
# sudo pacman -R package_name

To remove a package and its dependencies which are not required by any other installed package:
# sudo pacman -Rs package_name

To update database and then upgrade all packages:
# sudo pacman -Syu
Further read here:

Since Rolling is based on Manjaro (Arch), you can also have a look at their forums or wiki:



Webaccounts let you connect and integrate your resources from providers like Facebook, Google, owncloud or Runners-ID.
When you successfully connect to an account, you have access to contacts or files within various KDE programs like Kontact or Dolphin.
For example, if you connect to an owncloud account, an automatic connection is made to your webfolder and added as a shortcut under Dolphin – Network.

(Add Network Drive)

samba-mounter helps you mount NAS drives with a GUI and make them available transparently for KDE and non-KDE programs.It also tries to reconnect them during next startup, so they are available without re-configuration.Added folders are also displayed under a special “Network” folder in your “home” directory, so you can access (read and write) them directly with your applications like amarok, libreoffice, etc.

For more tutorials check our Screencast section with Video Tutorials.