Readme Rolling 2014.04

Thank you for choosing Netrunner Rolling Release 2014.04.

Here is a quick overview of known issues, followed by a “how-to” use certain parts of the system.
Since Rolling is based on Manjaro (Arch), you can also have a look at their forums or wiki:

Known Issues:

For your first complete update, please enter the following commands:

$ sudo pacman -Syy
$ sudo pacman -S manjaro-keyring
$ sudo pacman -Suu



If you experience a certificate issue or cannot update due to “ca-certificates package error”, please execute the following command in a terminal:

pacman -Syu ca-certificates --force




LIVE-Mode: User/Password
Since Netrunner Rolling is based on Manjaro, the root user and password for the first snapshot are still:

Webaccounts update:
Update to latest package with “sudo pacman -S webaccounts”.

Big Red X on desktop:
When you experience a big red X instead of desktop icons in LIVE Mode, simply click “Logout” button in the menu sidebar:
You will restart the desktop and it should come up next time okay.

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):
# pacman -S package_name (package_name2 …)

Sometimes there are multiple versions of a package in different repositories, e.g. extra and testing:
# pacman -S extra/package_name

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

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

To upgrade all packages:
# pacman -Syu

Install a ‘local’ package
# pacman -U /path/to/package/package_name-version.pkg.tar.xz

Install a ‘remote’ package (not from a repository stated in pacman’s configuration files):
# pacman -U




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.