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how to choose appropriate linux hardware - poor graphics performance

I can't believe I am asking this question here myself. Apologies if this is not the right place for this question. I've been using linux since 1996, SuSE version 4.1... And yet I am still not able ...
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Why when I press bloc num, my linux writes on disk?

As title, when I enable or disable the Bloc Num, my Archlinux writes something on disk. I can't understand what it saves, probably it's logging, but I can't find nothing in logs. And also, why should ...
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UDEV-Rule to mount USB-Stick / execute script

I have a problem with an udev-rule. i simply want to mount a usb stick when it is plugged in. the rule correctly executes a script which mkdir the mount point and then calls mount. everything seems to ...
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Setting initial configurations of user session for Arch Linux

I have to configure the keyboard every session with the command: setxkbmap -layout br And to connect: systemctl start dhcpcd I want the system do this automatic, I've tryed change the ...
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How to restore normal boot process after pacman update on EFI?

I just updated my system and upon reboot I've found myself in emergency mode. This is a dm-crypt+LUKS EFI system (thinkpad) using gummiboot. journalctl -xb reports that /boot could not be mounted. ...
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Android-Studio freezes until I use 100% CPU

The issue I encounter When working on Android-Studio, it often freezes. If I move to another desktop and come back, then it becomes a gray window and the interface never comes back, even after hours. ...
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How reliable is arch linux? [closed]

I'm looking into using arch linux as my main computer. However, if its anything like gentoo I probably will decide to stay away from it. I embrace arch's philosophy and like the distribution and all ...
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logging file system events (like read, write, access file/directory) [duplicate]

I want to get file system events on my arch linux local host, and don't get how to make it. I want to tail throw the logs of file system events to see what processes making changes to my system in ...
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visual mode/highlighting/selecting text on uzbl?

Is there a way to do a vim-like visual mode to select text with uzbl? Or any way to select text in uzbl with the keyboard? I installed arch-linux recently, and I haven't gotten my touchpad working. ...
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gdm3 hangs for a few seconds at startup

I recently migrated from slim to gdm on my arch linux system. Login is working fine, I am experiencing the following problem however: gdm3 starts, showing the user names of the machine however, it ...
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Raw thumbnail working in Thunar but not in Nautilus

I am using Arch with Gnome 3. I installed raw-thumbnailer using pacman and got raw thumbnails working in Thunar. I thought installing raw-thumbnailer will also make Nautilus to show raw thumbnails. ...
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Changing hard disk configuration without reinstall

I have been using Arch Linux since 2013 and I love it The major reason I tried Arch was that it let me install with / on a RAID-0 partition. My laptop has 2 hard drive bays and I had 2 SSDs There ...
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Why does `systemctl enable rpcbind' change the volume of my sound? And how do I prevent this?

I just did: $ systemctl enable rpcbind And this caused the volume on my headphones to increase severly. First off, I don't understand why this happens, as rpcbind seems completely unrelated to my ...
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startx doesn't work with users

I just installed archlinux on an external usb drive. I have managed to install xorg, xfce4 and gnome session. It works perfectly when I use the OS as root user. This is because I edited /root/.xinitrc ...
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What font does Antergos use?

I've just started using Antergos at work and I like its default fonts. I'm especially interested in the one in the terminal. Does anybody know what its name is? I've tried googling and had no luck. I ...
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Old HDD with arch linux on new machine won't boot

I am a bit of a newbie when it comes to migrations. I had an old machine whose PSU crapped out. So I took whatever I could salvage (i.e. RAM, gfx card and the HDD which still had my arch installation) ...
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Touchscreen is being recognized as a mouse in Arch Linux--how can I enable multi-touch with it and get it recognized as a touch screen?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 11" convertible laptop, and it has a touch screen that xinput tells me is: > xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ ...
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GNOME prevents high resolution VGA without EDID info over VGA

I recently bought a KVM switch, consisting of a VGA switcher and switchable USB hub. This switch however, does not pass EDID info from the connected display to either of the two connected computers. I ...
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Getting Genius MousePen i608X wireless mouse and calibration to work

I'm using Genius MousePen i608X, I have installed xf86-input-wizardpen package and make the pen works. But I could not calibrate the pen (set the corner), also the cordless mouse ain't working. Is ...
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Arch Linux - make: error while loading shared libraries: libunistring

I keep getting this same error when trying to install various packages: make: error while loading shared libraries: libunistring.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory It's ...
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How can I find how much of L1, L2 and L3 cache is used at any point of time? [closed]

I would like to know what percentage of the entire L1, L2 and L3 caches are used at any time. I am running Arch Linux and also my CPU is Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GH.
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How to use right-Alt key instead of left-Alt key

I have archlinux with i3 window manager. My left alt key is broken and I want to assign left-alt tasks to right-alt. How i can do this? Now when I hold right alt and press a key, just types ...
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samba share subdirectory prevent rename/delete operation

I have a samba share (ArchLinux with kernel Linux comp001 3.18.7-2-ARCH #1 PREEMPT Thu Feb 12 12:53:57 MST 2015 armv6l GNU/Linux and samba version Samba version 4.1.16)mounted in /mnt/data/, that is ...
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Boot partition was unmounted during kernel update

So, I updated the kernel from 3.18.5-Arch to 3.18.6 and without mounting my boot partition. Now, no usb device (vfat not recognized) can be mounted and no network connection (no interface except lo) ...
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/etc/fstab/ rw option is being ignored for mircosd card partition in ArchLinux

I have ArchLiinux Linux comp001 3.18.7-1-ARCH #1 PREEMPT Wed Feb 11 11:38:34 MST 2015 armv6l GNU/Linux for Arm installed on rPi and here is my /etc/fstab file: # # /etc/fstab: static file system ...
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NFS no longer mounts: rpc-statd fails to start

Whenever I try to start an NFS mount I get: Feb 12 00:02:19 martin-xps.lico.nl rpc.statd[23582]: Version 1.3.2 starting Feb 12 00:02:19 martin-xps.lico.nl rpc.statd[23582]: Flags: TI-RPC Feb 12 ...
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Get X's configuration

I have done some tests with 2 NVIDIA cards (not in SLI) and 4 monitors, with nouveau drivers. Debian 8 testing and Arch are not able to use the 4 monitors at the same time, but somehow Fedora 21 is ...
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Arch: How can I hide the pointer when I'm using my touch screen?

I just installed Arch on my Lenovo Yoga 2 11" convertible laptop, and it's great so far, but when I use my touch screen, the pointer follows my touches, which it doesn't do on Ubuntu or Fedora. How ...
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How to install the package 'dpkg' from the AUR

today i installed Archlinux and i tried to install the following package 'dpkg' from the AUR. I tried 2 methods: pacman -S dpkg and after that failed i downloaded the *.tar.gz and tried: pacman -U ...
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script does not execute

I have rPi B+ running ArchLinux with kernel Linux comp001 3.18.6-2-ARCH #1 PREEMPT Sun Feb 8 09:43:43 MST 2015 armv6l GNU/Linux with Real Time Clock hardware RTC Pi. However, I would like to check if ...
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Connecting MiFi via USB and usb_modeswitch

A bit of background: I have a E586 MiFi. (You can insert a SIM card and connect to it either via wireless or via USB.) My SIM card is a German Vodafone Ultracard, i.e. it is assigned to the same ...
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wifi-menu leads to freezes in Arch

I have a Macbook Pro 5,1 that I recently installed Arch on. Today, I had problems with my wifi, so I reinstalled the broadcom drivers, and was able to get wifi-menu working, but this has led my ...
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Why did sshd delete my /dev/zero?

When I do lsof +c 0 | grep /dev/zero, I see the following two lines: sshd 19064 root DEL REG 0,4 497862 /dev/zero sshd 19064 root DEL REG 0,4 498725 /dev/zero ...
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arch linux systemd RTC clock script does not execute

I have rtc.service service in /etc/systemd/system: [Unit] Description=RTC Service [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target [Service] Type=oneshot RemainAfterExit=yes ExecStart=/scripts/script_rtc.sh ...
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Configure multiGPU setup

I have a desktop machine with a multiGPU NVidia GeForce 7950 GX2 graphics card. The default configuration appears to use one GPU and completely disregard the other as a "3D controller" which based on ...
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Change file Association Arch Linux

I have just installed Banshee on my Arch installation. It has now been associated with mp4 files, originally I used VLC for videos. How can I change the the file association so mp4 files will ...
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connman connections extremely flaky and slow

I'm trying to configure my system to be able to connect via either ethernet or wifi with connman. I was able to hotplug my ethernet with systemctl restart dhcpcd.service previously, but I'd like to ...
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Arch: libGL: screen 0 does not appear to be DRI3 capable

I've a problem with certain 32 bit game on 64 bit Arch Linux. It looks like the problem lies in my 32 bit enviroment which cannot see my 64 bit NVidia drivers. When I launch 64bit version of ...
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Can a systemd dependency be applied only to a unit's “ExecStart” action?

I have a scenario where a number of storage volumes are encrypted using keys contained on a removable encrypted USB "keyring" flash drive. I am running Arch Linux and this question is about systemd ...
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timedatectl not persisting time when set manually

Configuration before any attempts to modify it as per timedatectl: Then, I set the time manually timedatectl --adjust-system-clock set-time "2010-04-20 04:30:50": Nice, works! Now, I rerun ...
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Unable to boot ArchLinux from LiveUSB

I'm currently using Windows 7 on an AMD-A4-4000 APU - and I'm completely new to Linux. I made a LiveUSB of ArchLinux using Universal USB Writer. Now when I tried to boot from the USB Device - I got to ...
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Audio not working on Arch Linux [solved-ish]--see #UPDATE

I've installed the alsa-utils package. Running amixer sset Master unmute returns the error amixer: Unable to find simple control 'Master',0. Executing alsamixer gives me the alsamixer application in ...
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What is the default rEFInd OS Stanza for booting Arch Linux?

I have a macbook with yosemite installed, and I just added a partition of arch linux that I boot into using rEFInd. Arch was giving me an error because rEFInd boots by default using a "ro" parameter ...
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vsftpd wont start

I have Rapsberry Pi B+ with Arch Linux installation. uname reports version: [computer@computer001 ~]$ uname -a Linux computer001 3.18.3-3-ARCH #1 PREEMPT Mon Jan 26 20:10:28 MST 2015 armv6l GNU/Linux ...
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How do I refresh the Google calendar in Gnome?

I'm using Gnome 3.14 on Arch Linux. I'm fond of the calendar drop-down when you click on the time in the top panel. I've set up my Google calendar to show there, but if I happen to be offline when ...
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Prevent dpms from being enabled again

I have manjaro linux and I am trying to disable dpms for good. I have xautolock which enables my screenlocker (i3lock) after some time which also puts my monitors to sleep. I know that I "can" ...
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Can I change my ChrUbuntu install over to Arch Linux on a Samsung XE500C21 Chromebook?

I installed ChrUbuntu 12.04 on my Chromebook (Samsung XE500C21). Is there a way to swap my distro over to Arch ARM? Failing that, is there an easy way to install Arch ARM on the SSD of one of these ...
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Acer Aspire v5 571 Power off reboots Arch linux

Everytime I try to power off my arch linux it will turn off and reboot. I assume the reasoning why it does this is because the usb ports don't turn off and it somehow turns it back on. I was trying ...
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Applications that start with a system

I've got an Arch linux and every time I start the system it opens applications, that I don't want to be opened. It starts me Ark, Mozilla firefox and the folder "download". Why does this happen? How ...
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Arch Linux boot failure: Fsck check on LVM /var mount fails

I recently installed Arch Linux on an older laptop that I am using as a personal workstation and machine to better learn how to administer Linux. I have a persistent boot failure that has started ...