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Black screen after changing KDE's vsync options

I had a perfect arch with kde plasma 5 until I changed vsync option to "use previous content". Kde warned me that this will cause severe performance problems with mesa drivers and I were using ...
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Difference between base, core, extra and community packages in arch-linux

What is the difference between base, core, extra and community systems when installing the Arch-Linux? e.g. pacstrap /mnt base
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Arch Linux: GRUB does not load after installation

I have installed windows 10 in my laptop in BIOS Legacy mode.I have 3 primary partitions including the Windows partition and have extended partition with 2 more logical partitions. Now for installing ...
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Which is more stable, CentOS + Compile everything or Archlinux? [on hold]

I'm using CentOS 7. Some of the software are a little old. I compiled emacs, R, and some others. I've used Archlinux for a few weeks. Some rumors said that Archlinux is not stable - it may breakdown ...
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CIFS Shares No Longer Automounting At Boot

I have a couple of CIFS shares that used to automount successfully (on an Arch Linux box) at boot but have recently stopped doing so. I've tried to discover why but am currently stumped so hope ...
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Setting up Arch Linux stuck in pacstrap

So when i run the command pacstrap /mnt base base-devel i get stuck at (0/140) checking keys in keyring [------------------------------] 0% I have internet connection but i don't know where the ...
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GTK Maximum number of clients reached

I recently updated my arch linux running chromium and ever since the update I get the error Maximum number of clients reached Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0.0 when I try to run a program ...
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mutt SSL unknown protocol - not able to connect

I am facing following situation. I am using arch linux I installed mutt the email client I followed the simple guidelines in the arch wiki to configure mutt to use imap For the simple config where ...
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Prevent “Screen” session weird characters

Logged into a screen session, when I press Backspace, Del, Down, Left, or Right while there is nothing for those keys to do, then a weird character appears that does not affect the input. The ...
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Arch Linux Gnome 3 slow login -> desktop transition and 2 gnome-sessions when booting up

I have a fresh install of Arch Linux using Gnome 3 as my Desktop Environment. I also installed nvidia proprietary drivers for my GTX 970. The problem i'm facing is that after my log-in screen pops up ...
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Unable to get Wireless during Arch Linux install

When using release 2015.08.01 I tried to start the installation but when I type ip link the following is printed: 1: lo <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue [....] Using lspci ...
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Is there a designated place for scripts that are (indirectly) automatically executed by systemd?

Arch Linux Question (or any OS that uses systemd to manage processes and follows the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard by the Linux Foundation) I recently asked where to but a systemd unit file: Where ...
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Java Swing or AWT repaint frequency [migrated]

I tried to make a simple game in Java and ended up with this code @Override public void paint(Graphics g) { super.paint(g); Graphics2D g2d = (Graphics2D) g; ...
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SOLVED No SSH while loged off locally

So, I'm trying to access my laptop while I'm outside my LAN, but I have a problem, at least I think that isn't the normal behavior. I can't access via SSH if my user isn't locally logged in. I'm not ...
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Wifi not working (arch) [closed]

I recently installed arch and had wifi working yesterday, but now I can't seem to get it to. I open wifi-menu successfully and pick the network I want to use, but wifi-menu exits with an error. I ...
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iptables and ssh

I'm running Arch Linux and I have a running SSH daemon to access my machine when I'm out side my LAN. I can do the connection, but iptables keeps blocking SSH Daemon, so I can only connect if I turn ...
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/sbin/init doesn't exist - Bailing out

My question is similar to this one, but has a few differences. At boot, I get the following message: [ 0.030164] Ignoring BGRT: invalid status 0 (expected 1) :: running early hook [udev] starting ...
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Pass environment variables to clean chroot in Arch

I am writing a PKGBUILD for Arch Linux. The package is large and compressing/uncompromising it take considerable time for limited space savings and I would like to turn it off while I am writing the ...
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List that contains the last installed / upgraded packages in Arch Linux

How can I get a list of packages, that last installed / upgraded by pacman / yaourt in Arch Linux including the timestamp?
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zfs dataset constantly unmounting itself after some time, others still available

I have a linux box, that i putty into, which is my backup system. It has a zfs linear span array with 3 2TB drives. Every night i use freefilesync (great program) to sync files to this mount, which ...
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systemd: network-online.target is reached before network.target

I observed the following in the Archlinux installation ISO: There is a systemd target definition in /usr/lib/systemd/system/network-online.target containing: [Unit] Description=Network is Online ...
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Is there a way to get Arch to run fully after deleting the home partition?

I tried dual booting Kali Linux on an existing Arch Linux and I may have formatted the home partition for Arch in the process. So I was wondering is there any way at all that I can get Arch to run ...
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Can't change default programs in Properties after installing “gnome-defaults-list”

I installed "gnome-defaults-list" from AUR, it's /etc/gnome/defaults.list file. (I don't know exactly whether this caused the error.) Today I see that I can't individually change the default programs ...
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How to add package on this live distro?

I am working on hand made linux from this article /not sure from which distro it has been made, my best guess is ArchLinux/. I have Ubuntu 14 x64 where I am preparing this live distro using make. ...
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LVM Mapper can't be found

I'm getting the error below. If i write "lvm vgchange -ay", "exit" i can go on and system boots. But why is this happening? I don't want to write this commands EVERY boot. What can i do for this?
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Reinstall corrupted vmlinuz-linux

I'm dual booting Arch Linux and Windows 8.1. I forgot to disable "Fast Startup" on Windows, and it corrupted vmlinuz-linux in the /boot partition. When I try to boot into Arch from Gummiboot, I ...
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Where do I put my systemd unit file on Arch Linux?

Sometimes these things can be hard for first-timers. Being a do-it-myself person, I read that there are two folders for unit files (not in user mode). /usr/lib/systemd/system/: units provided by ...
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How to configure Systemd User Service with a Timer

I have a systemd user service that works as expected. It is started like this: systemctl start test@user The problem is that I need to run this service on a timer possibly for multiple users. There ...
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Wired connection drops after a few seconds

When I connect to my wired network using netctl, the connection drops automatically after a few seconds. It happens both with DHCP and static configuration, but the wifi connection on the same network ...
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GRUB doesn't find /boot in LVM

My system was installed with the Antergos installer and it runs encrypted GRUB. This works fine, just have to insert decryption key twice. Then I added LVM and created three LVM volumes, boot root ...
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Data recovery best approach [duplicate]

My computer is in the process of being dual-booted windows 8.1/Arch. I have two drives: a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I also have the SSD reserved strictly for Windows, (because of recent mistakes made ...
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Which Arch Linux file do I download?

Which link do I need to click on to download Arch Linux? On http://mirror.rackspace.com/archlinux/iso/2015.08.01/ , there are two options: Dual and Bootstrap x64. I have a 64bit PC, but I don't know ...
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Delete prefix and postfix for a http url using UNIX

I have a string formatted like the following (but the actual content changes each time): Create tabs for abterms in FIPS integrity verification test failed. FIPS integrity verification test ...
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Bash Completion hangs all inputs

When I try to bash complete in terminal my computer stops responding to inputs, although the mouse can still be moved. After a few seconds it picks back up and everything continues normally. I'm ...
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How to get better error VirtualBox in ArchLinux

I'm using 64-bit ArchLinux host, Windows 10 guest. I've done installing the virtualbox, running dkms autoinstall, modprobing vboxdrv, and installing the guest OS (Windows 10 64-bit). But after I ...
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How to exit semi unresponsive Openbox session?

I've set up a fresh hard drive with: arch openbox xorg xcompmgr, xfce4-power-manager, volumeicon, dropbox are running in background Now, my computer is hanging on seemingly nothing. No mouse ...
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Synaptics tap to click & edge scrolling not working in Cinnamon desktop (on arch linux)

I tried to turn them on using system settings, dconf , with no success. Uninstalling xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.2-1 gives an error " target not found". When instaling xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.2-1 with ...
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Default kernel (non-lts) not found on grub list

I'm using ArchLinux 64-bit, the linux installed correctly: $ pacman -Q | grep linux archlinux-keyring 20150605-1 lib32-util-linux 2.26.2-1 libutil-linux 2.26.2-1 linux 4.1.5-1 linux-api-headers ...
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$XDG_CONFIG_HOME issue while installing Bspwm [Arch Linux] [duplicate]

So I'm off a fresh install of Arch Linux and now I'm at the stage of configuring Bspwm and have been reading off of https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bspwm I've also been reading this to get a ...
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Mobile broadband repeatedly connects/disconnects

I'm using Verizon mobile broadband with a Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE modem built into a Thinkpad T450s laptop. I'm configuring the modem with NetworkManager and ModemManager, using one of the ...
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How do I SSH into my microcomputer running arch linux?

I am doing the kerberos.io raspberry pi security camera project. I got to step 5 and am having trouble with getting a command script to appear along with being able to SSH into the Pi. Per ...
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Arch Linux installation usb

I burned the newest ISO to a flash drive using unetbootin, but it only comes up with this: Arch Linux archiso x86_64 UEFI USB UEFI Shell x86_64 v1 UEFI Shell x86_64 v2 EFI Default Loader When I try ...
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Paste clipboard content without X

I'm sshing into ArchLinux machine from Ubuntu. I want to be able to copy some text from Ubuntu and paste it into a file in Archlinux from terminal. xclip doesn't work for me, because I'm unable to set ...
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Alsa Problems: Playback Crashes Audacity

I have been having this problem in audacity ever since I switched to Arch. I can start audacity and open a mp3 file, but as soon as I press play, the sound is fast, distorted, and crackles. Once I ...
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How to install Pandoc on ArchLinux

Does anyone have suggestions about how to install pandoc on Arch? I am trying to install pandoc-static from here: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pandoc-static/, although it appears to be ...
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poweroff nvidia gpu

lspci result: $ lspci -nn|grep -iP "NVIDIA|Radeon" 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850] [1002:6819] 01:00.1 Audio device ...
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Audio support for Realtek Chip

I've build my own PC with ASUS Z97-P Motherboard with a Realtek Audio Chip. Everything works fine, but I can't get the audio working. I'm using KDE 5 and tried Phonon with VLC and GStreamer backend, ...
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WiFi connectivity keeps dropping

When using the internet, especially on sustained downloads, my internet connection keeps dropping, while my WiFi does stay connected. In dmesg I can see a lot of this: [ 3583.785369] brcmsmac ...
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Arch linux install not showing in grub

I have installed Arch with Ubuntu and Fedora on same machine. But now Arch Linux is not showing in grub bootloader.
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Setting login screen keyboard

I'm running Arch Linux with the Gnome desktop environment. Using the Gnome settings I can add the dvorak keyboard layout and switch between with the shortcut key, but whenever start the computer the ...