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desktop enviroments/window managers not working properly in arch linux

New to Arch Linux and having problems getting any desktop environment or window manager to work properly after a clean install. After I had installed the appropriate Nvidia graphics driver for the ...
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How to use yaourt on arch linux under proxy?

How do I install applications using yaourt under proxy network. For pacman I can simply use: export http_proxy=http://usernm:passwd@link:port sudo -E pacman -S application But how do I do this for ...
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arch considerations - desktop environment questions [on hold]

I am considering making a switch from Ubuntu to arch, as my main distro of choice! But I am struggling to decide on a desktop environment. There are some things I like about all of them, but so far I ...
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ArchLinux - DHCPCD timed out during dual boot installation from USB

I am trying to install a Dual Boot ArchLinux with Windows 7 running already on my machine. I have succesfully "burned" ISO on my USB using Rufus. After botting up, I manage to access Live ...
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X11Fowarding not working on Arch Linux ARM

I am trying to setup X11Forwarding between my Arch Linux ARM server and my OSX computer. I am accessing the server locally (always). /etc/ssh/ssh_config: X11Forwarding yes AddressFamily any ...
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Unable to update arch linux under proxy [duplicate]

Cannot update pacman using sudo pacman -Syu under proxy network. I tried exporting environment variables using export http_proxy='http://uem:12345@172.16.0.1:3128/' as my workplace network uses ...
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No Internet connection for new installation [closed]

I am a brand new Linux user learning from different distros via VirtualBox. I stumbled on Arch Linux as a natural platform to do that. However, I am having the following issue: On my non-root ...
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Boot managers found by os-prober not shown at boot

I've recently made the move from Ubuntu to Arch Linux and could use some help configuring GRUB. When I run grub-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/GRUB/grub.cfg as per the instructions on the Arch Wiki, the ...
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Increasing volume causes left/right channels to be unbalanced

In Gnome 3, I mapped my volume up to amixer set Master 1000+, and down to amixer set Master 1000-. This works just fine, as long as I spin the volume roller slowly. If I am to spin it really ...
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atheros driver on arch-linux won't start access point [closed]

Can't create access point on arch % lspci -k | grep -A 3 -i network 06:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) Subsystem: Dell Device 020c ...
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How can I make my user services wait till the network is online?

I have written a couple of systemd user service files which I want users to enable and which need a working network connection. I thought that would be as easy as: Wants=network-online.target ...
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Arch Linux Wireless Problems

I've got a problem with my wireless connection, the wireless bar is always showing 3 bars, I am using NetworkManager with dhclient and the strangest thing happens, I am getting a huge lag spike every ...
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unable to launch mysqld in arch linux

I have lately installed arch linux x64 and I wanted to install the LAMP stack everything worked fine until I arrived to the mysql part that I installed but can't launch. The outpout of sudo systemctl ...
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Udev hwdb rule does not work

I am switching from Ubuntu to Arch Linux and encountering the issue that a udev hwdb rule that has worked until now does not work anymore. The only obvious difference between the systems is that ...
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Do you use any script to install Arch Linux? which?

I'm trying Arch Linux and am very happy with it. I'm using Virtualbox for now and the host machine is running Windows 7. I did the installation several times for learning, but now I want to try some ...
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Change GDM language

I'm using Gnome on Arch Linux and I want to change the language of GDM from English to French. I followed these instructions exactly but it didn't work... Here is my locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8 ...
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How to backport microphone patches?

I'm running Arch Linux on my Dell XPS 13 which works fine except for the microphone which does not record sound. The wiki of my laptop says: The microphone does not work out-of-the-box, but there ...
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Snowball microphone no longer shared between applications

I recently bought a Snowball USB microphone for a podcast. Previously, I would record my track using audacity, and simultaneously use the microphone for Skype. I tried to do this yesterday and was ...
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avr-gcc can't find avr/io.h [closed]

I want to compile Xmega_bootloader but when I start make I get this error: [arkadi@arkadi-linux /home/arkadi/Xmega_Bootloader $]make avr-gcc -mmcu=atxmega64a3u -Wall -gdwarf-2 -std=gnu99 ...
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Obmenu wont start: says im missing the GTK module

When I type obmenu into the terminal I get an ImportError Import Error: No module name gtk and heres the output of sudo pacman -Qs | grep "gtk" :: local/gtk-update-icon-cache 3.16.5-1 ...
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How to debug a kernel panic on boot with archiso?

I have an iMac mid 2011 running OSX and I am trying to install Arch Linux following this guide. I successfully set up a dual boot last year following a similar procedure but now I can't even start ...
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Black screen when I move from X session to tty session

I've the ATI proprietary drivers. When I power on the computer and I do the login all works well, but when I run xorg I can't change tty or exit from xorg because if I try I see only a black screen ...
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How to disable beep tone in xfce when the delete button is pressed?

I newly installed xfce on arch linux. And xfce make beep noise everytime i press delete button or backspace which is really annoying. How can i disable this? i tried uncommenting set bell-style ...
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Sound card not detected by ALSA, but detected by kernel

Running arch linux with: Linux hunchback 3.17.4-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Nov 21 21:14:42 CET 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux When i run: $ aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... But it ...
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OpenVPN traffic re-routing fails

I have installed a small OpenVPN server on a ArchLinux server I own to get a little more security on my laptop (also ArchLinux) connected to a unsecure Wi-Fi connection. Until recently, the VPN worked ...
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How can i access encrypted Ubuntu /home folder in Arch Linux?

I just moved to Arch from Ubuntu and i want to have access to the Ubuntu /home folder and it's encryped. There are only two files inside /home/dscript folder. How can i access the /home folder?
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Arch linux root device problem in '/dev/mapper/MyStorage-rootvol'

I installed Arch x86_64, these are the commands I used during the installation: # parted /dev/sda (parted) mklabel msdos (parted) mkpart primary ext2 2MiB 2GiB (parted) mkpart primary ext4 2GiB 100% ...
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Cannot access the hardware clock as a non-root user

I try to use the hwclock but I get this output: [arkadi@arkadi-linux /home/arkadi $]hwclock hwclock: Cannot access the Hardware Clock via any known method. hwclock: Use the --debug option to see the ...
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Mouse freeze after logging in to Gnome

I did my first Arch Linux install yesterday. I later installed Gnome and I'm able to log in. The touchpad and mouse buttons work at the log in screen but once I'm logged on the Touchpad does not ...
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SIGSEV on lots of GUI-software on arch linux. Seems to be glibc related

On my arch linux install, I can't open firefox, evolution, geary, midori and other software. All CLI-stuff I've tried works flawlessly, and also google-chrome-unstable, vlc and others. When ran in gdb ...
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Mount NTFS partition as /home with fstab

I am currently installing Arch Linux on a machine which has Windows 10 already installed on it, and I want to use a NTFS partition as /home (because that way, I can easily access my Linux-files from ...
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How can I boot my desktop using Wake-on-LAN?

I am trying to get Wake-on-LAN (WoL) to work on my desktop. It has an Asus P6T Deluxe v2 motherboard and I have successfully enabled the WoL option within the BIOS power management [1]. The desktop is ...
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Arch Bootable drive doesn't boot

I have a usb with a live arch distro (created with the dd method in the wiki). On one computer I can override the boot and boot into arch instead of ubuntu (the only other system, in UEFI mode, if ...
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Efficiently running arch's makepkg on git master (frequent but “small” changes)

On arch, when using makepkg to build a pacman-installable .pkg.tar.xz file from source... If it's an AUR "-git" source rather than an upstream release, is there a way to (after the first makepkg) do a ...
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Setting up a dev environment for different distro than one installed

I am looking to be able to set up a development environment. Here's the deal, I prefer to run arch as my operating system but I also maintain packages for an ubuntu based distro and I was wondering ...
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How to limit internet access for specific program? [duplicate]

Well, the title says it all. Suppose I have some program, I run it as normal user, and I want it to have no internet access. P.S. I'm using Arch Linux, but I'm also interested in more general ...
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Failed to load module “glx” (module does not exist, 0)

I'm trying out arch for the first time in a virtual box following this guide. All went well and I wanted to install KDE. According to these steps I've picked the nvidia driver suite when running: ...
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Can't connect PHP with Mysql using PDO

After compiling php typing ./configure --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs --with-pdo-mysql I could succesfully connect to the database, but then I enabled the openssl and mbstring extensions ...
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How could I install epeg on Arch Linux?

I've been trying to install epeg on Arch Linux, and I'm not having any success. I tried following the instructions for compiling it on the GitHub site, but I just ended up with a libepeg.so and an ...
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Invalid MIT-Magic-Cookie on own machine with each new wifi connection

I only recently dug into this issue enough to roughly understand the problem as one relating to the fact that X11 functions around connecting to a display 'server' of sorts. Which leads to my problem ...
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Firefox crash and Hard Disk usage is 100%

Distribution: Arch Linux x86_64 DE: Xfce4 When I using Firefox or dwb web browser, while surfing some web pages, the computer stack for a while then the browser crash. I observed that when this ...
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Strange behaviour of the 'r' key on keyboard

I have an Arch Linux machine whose 'r' key started misbehaving recently. This only happens when the language is set to English (in another language, it works correctly), which makes me suspect it's ...
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TTY/Console Wallpaper Arch Linux

How can I set a wallpaper for a TTY/console (also during boot) on Arch Linux like done on OpenSUSE? I think a Kernel recompile is needed?
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Krunner crashing after typing 3 letters

I recently started having an issue where KRunner will crash when I am searching, but only after the 3rd character is entered. I can type, delete and retype up to 2 characters without issue. As soon as ...
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What is an arch based distribution that moves slower [closed]

What's an arch based distro that updates slower? The frequent updates of the main repository are a bit too fast for my taste. I like the rolling release system so want to keep that.
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“Illegal instruction (core dumped)” in __lll_lock_elision() for various programs after suspend with initramfs (Arch/Manjaro)

I am getting random "Illegal instruction (core dumped)" on various programs in my Arch Linux system, since I ran some system updates. The crashes are quite random. E.g. sometimes "git status" crashes ...
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ppd file for deskjet 1050

I'm on manjaro, I have deskjet 1050 printer/scanner. I installed hplip from AUR for the scanner to work. It asks me for ppd file for deskjet 1050, what's a ppd file and how to get it? It's this one, ...
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Copying file from DVD fails

I am running Arch linux on my MacBook (Late 2009 unibody, if it matters). Using the following command, I attempted to copy an ISO that is stored on the disk onto my computer pv /mnt/file.iso > ...
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Sources of Entropy for Linux

Let's say I want a gigabyte or so of random data from /dev/random, suitable for a one-time pad (so /dev/urandom is out.) How do I seed my /dev/random with enough entropy to do this? I am looking for ...
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Error installing scipy

I'm on Manjaro trying to install scipy in virtualenv using pip. I get this error. How to fix it?