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Fresh Arch Install, no install issues, freezes at random points on the initial boot

I just finished installing Arch on my laptop to a second hard drive, had no issues at all during the install, but when I went to actually reboot into Arch it freezes at different points. The first ...
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Installing Arch Linux alongside OS X - Bootloader issues

I have installed Arch Linux alongside my OS X install on my MBP 11,1 using the guide found here, however on the last three commands of the boot loader section I get the error /usr/sbin/grub2-probe: ...
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Edit partition of disk part of a ZFS Raid

I've gota strange problem. Since a previous failure from one of my hard drive, I had to replace one of my 4 hdd running in RAIDZ. But since I changed this disk, the last partition of my disk appear ...
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Can't create a bootable (live) usb flash for arch linux

I created a bootable usb from which I was going to install Arch. I did this the following way: sudo dd if=/path_to_arch_.iso of=/dev/sdX But when I tried to boot from this usb flash, I failed. ...
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NetworkManager no longer auto-connects on login

I've configured nm-applet to run during X login, and I've connected to my home Wi-Fi network many times. Recently it no longer tries to connect to the network after logging in. In the connection's ...
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Moving pacman from root to /home partition [duplicate]

Back before I knew what I was doing, I installed my Arch system with a 10 GB root and an 85 GB /home partition. Now my 10 GB root (where my pacman installs to) is full and I'm unable to get gparted ...
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Can't fix Arch, help please [on hold]

I've been trying to get Arch Linux installed on a 22GB partition on my HDD (Attempting to dual boot from Win8-Arch). I can boot into it, which takes me to grub4dos. I'm able to set my Kernel and ...
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TLP overrides auto-suspend configuration

On my ThinkPad x201, I've been having problems where the computer will shutdown once it has been suspended to RAM, so I disabled the auto-suspend when the lid is closed by editing ...
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Jerky animations with gnome shell 3.12

Since I upgraded to Gnome Shell 3.12 on ArchLinux x86_64, shell animations (i.e. windows overview) became very jerky on my Intel HD graphics 3000. This happens with both latest kernel 3.14.1 and ...
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VNC - Arch - Gnome; I can't type in the password on the login screen because it is cleared every second

I have an Arch linux box that is almost running perfectly but when i connect to the vncserver and the sreensaver turns the screen black, i am forced to reenter the password on the loginscreen of gnome ...
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What does genfstab's -p option do?

While following this guide to installing Arch Linux the reader is instructed to execute the following command: genfstab -U -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab It is stated the the -U option uses UUID's ...
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what does “Read Swap Header failed: Success” mean?

I'm trying to install Arch Linux (from the 2014-04-01 snapshot). I've made a swap file and tried to swapon it, but I got an error(?) message I don't understand. I've executed fallocate -l 512M ...
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Arch Linux on ARM chipset I just want to install gcc 4.7

It sounds simple enough but this has got me pulling my hair out. I am running Arch Linux on an ARM chipset (Raspberry Pi specifically) that I used to be using as a print server. It was running CUPS ...
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Can't find nmap executable in Metasploit

I'm running Metasploit in archlinux and when I execute msf> db_nmap -h It'll return an error: The nmap executable could not be found Now, I know I am probably missing a binary or something, ...
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Arch Linux not picking up static DHCP lease from DD-WRT

I have a Arch Linux system on my home network and its MAC address is setup in my Linksys running DD-WRT to receive a static lease. However, this system is not getting the static lease from the DD-WRT, ...
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How to run Plasma on VPN server without leaving terminal?

How do I run KDE Plasma on local VPN server on Arch Linux on another VPN client without running it on the hosting server or leaving its terminal?
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How can I tell what version of OpenGL my machine supports on Arch Linux?

How can I tell what OpenGL versions are supported on my (Arch Linux) machine?
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Can't boot system with systemd version above 208

I recently upgraded systemd from version 208 to 212 (also tried any other version between these two numbers) And the system can't boot anymore. Looks like it cannot mount /tmp, but in emergency shell ...
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Encrypt hook in mkinitcpio.conf for full system encryption USB drive Arch install

I have installed Arch Linux on a USB drive with full system encryption using LUKS. The Arch wiki as usual walked me through almost everything. The only issue I ran into was using setting up the hooks ...
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Possible issues with SSD SATA3 drive

While investigating the issue with my SATA3 SSD drive being recognized as SATA2 (for some reason had to change SATA ports to fix it) I noticed the following messages when I run: $ dmesg | grep ...
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How do I change my pacman root so that it downloads packages elsewhere?

My /root is full to the brim and I can't install new packages. My /home has 8 times the space of my /root, but pacman is set to install new packages on /root. Is there a safe way that I can change ...
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Graceful shutdown in ArchLinux

I'm trying to get a graceful shutdown/reboot in ArchLinux with GNOME Shell. Now, when I ask for shut-down, it immediately shuts down without giving open programs time to gracefully close / save open ...
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Human readable memory sizes in top? [duplicate]

Is there an option in top to show memory sizes in human readable format? Example: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 3960 phil ...
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Laptop doesn´t go to sleep if HDD is in standby

So I have one mSata-SSD where my whole System is installed and one HDD where I put my Videos and Music! I don´t need my HDD all the Time so I put it to sleep on Startup sudo hdparm -Y /dev/sda The ...
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Arch Linux iMX6 capacitive touch LCD panel

I want to create an embedded system with a 7 inch capacitive touch screen and am planning on using Arch Linux on a Varscite made Freescale iMX6 quad based SOM development kit for this purpose. What I ...
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How can I get write access to my usb drives?

I have trouble writing to external drives. They are monuted automatically in Nautilus, but I can not copy anything there ('Paste' and 'create Folder' are just greyed out). Does Anyone have ideas what ...
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Extremely loud crack and mangled sound over S/PDIF using ALSA

Sometimes it seems ALSA on my machine goes completely haywire: Flash audio on Spotify doesn't produce any sound. Whenever I start a video in VLC it plays an extremely loud crack, so loud I'm afraid ...
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Second RAM module is not shown in `free` in Manjaro

I have two RAM modules (8 GB each) but there is only one shown in free. I hope that following info will help you to locate the problem and find a solution: $ uname -srvmo Linux 3.10.27-1-MANJARO #1 ...
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Why are there internet utilities in my initial ramdisk?

I have a fairly standard initial ramdisk created using mkinitcpio. I'm on Arch GNU/Linux. A while ago I got dropped to a rescue shell and poked around in the /bin of the ramdisk to see what was ...
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How to talk to geoclue through its dbus interface?

I'm trying to better understand what geoclue does, and how to gain information from it. From my understanding, it can be accessed through it's dbus interface to find geographic information about the ...
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Arch Linux not connecting to Wifi anymore

I have been using Arch Linux over a month now. I have used wifi-menu to connect to my Wifi Network. I run the command every time I start my laptop. wifi-menu always gives this error when I try to ...
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How to get last crash log from ArchLInux

My system suddenly crashed, I have restart it, where could I find the last/previous crash log, since there are no /var/log/syslog* anymore..
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Connect to wifi using wifi-menu

I just got a Raspberry Pi (in a kit) and installed Arch Linux on it. I plugged in my WiFi dongle (which came in the kit) and I see that Linux has the driver for it. However, I still cannot connect to ...
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Arch does not mount btrfs array on boot

As data partition I have a multi-disk btrfs filesystem. My root disk is ext4 Fstab: UUID=290624c6-6b95-41fd-94a1-923ebca64b83 / ext4 rw,relatime,data=ordered 0 1 /dev/sdc ...
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Is it possible to remount USB drive after unmounting in Thunar? [duplicate]

After unmounting a USB disk it's like it was never connected in the first place: /dev/sdX is gone. dmesg reports "usb 9-3: USB disconnect", but /sys/bus/usb/devices/9-3 is not there. ...
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Why does my Arch install hang at random stages during boot?

I've installed Arch on my Macbook Pro, and I can't get it to boot. I removed the quiet flag from grub.cfg to figure out what's going on, but I can't find any pattern. Here are the last few lines of ...
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Switch User won't work in Xfce

I'm trying to do Switch User in action buttons but gets me following error : Unable to start new display GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name ...
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Pulseaudio and Pavucontrol very unstable

I've recently installed ArchLinux on my desktop, together witht the GNOME3 Desktop. I installed pulseaudio and pavucontrol, which both seem to be very unstable. First I couldn't get my headset to ...
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How do I install Arch using an older kernel? No ISOs seem to exist

This is my first time in Arch, and I'm following this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSGWiFOp_7o&list=PLj97-HQdMXyZSvMD1xRTqPEeh4nSA6dpC which is great, except that I can't go any ...
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Installed root certificate authority doesn't appear to be working?

OS : archlinux Openssl dir : /etc/ssl I just installed a root certificates authority. The xxx.pem and yyy.0 file exists in the /etc/ssl/certs folder. Then I verify the vimeo.com:443 via bash: $ ...
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Stuck in login loop after editing /etc/profile

I edited my /etc/profile in root to attempt to run a script at login, but apparently I did that wrong. The issue now, after rebooting the VM, the login loops. If I type in my user name and then ...
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Auto-load B43 wifi card module in Arch Linux

I am using a Dell Vostro 1500 (looking to buy a new computer) and I have installed the wifi drivers with b43-fwcutter or whatever the actual name of it is, but you probably know what I'm talking ...
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Removing Ubuntu from a dual-boot install

I am an Arch Linux user and I decided to try out Ubuntu just because, not really liking it. Arch Linux was installed with a 3 partition setup (/boot /swap /) and then I installed Ubuntu. I gave ...
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How can I detect what is making my linux freeze?

I've been running arch linux for quite a few months and it has been the best distribution i've used. However, sometimes, it just decides to freeze. I may be using the computer, the bottom bar shows ...
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Unable to find root device / sda partitions missing

I have installed Archlinux, and after that GRUB. I manually entered menu entries for both my Windows and Arch installation. GRUB has no problems booting, and can successfully load in Windows. It ...
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How to show time away from computer?

I was wondering how to measure the time elapsed after, say, screensaver starts and then show that time on a freedesktop notification when back.
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Share Home Directory between Arch and Ubuntu

Before I start asking my question, I would like you to know that I am aware of the "Different linux distros sharing the same /home folder?" question already asked on this website. It did not quite ...
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How to copy files *to* a camera?

I'd like to copy a firmware update file to my Canon 7D camera. After it was auto-mounted by thunar + thunar-volman + gvfs-gphoto2 I tried the following: $ cp eos7d-v205-win/7D000205.FIR ...
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UBS-Stick with Arch is no longer bootable after Win8 has been booted

CS student but Linux newbie here. I bought an Acer Aspire S7 and wanted to try an Arch Installation on an USB-Stick. I followed the Beginner's Guide. I also set up disk encryption using dm-crypt+LUKS ...
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How to tell package manager that dependencies are already installed?

I'm running Arch Linux, and I have texlive 2013 installed from CTAN, not from repositories. Now when I try to install lilypond via pacman, it wants texlive-bin-2013.30973-7 and ...