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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 I recently asked where to but a systemd unit file: Where do I put my systemd unit file on Arch Linux? I would like to run a python script every 5 minutes (not to be confused ...
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Parent mount becomes inaccessible after mounting child into subdir?

Im installing arch. Upon installation, after partitioning my drives, right when I go to chroot to begin the fun stuff, I get an error mount:mount point mnt/etc/resolv.conf does not exist chroot: ...
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arch linux xorg configure fails

I installed Intel graphic driver after fresh installed system and I tried startx first it gives error then I tried xorg -configure it tells server terminated with error and the logfile is contains a ...
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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) [on hold]

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

One of my zfs mounts (one of 4 parent datasets, which includes a few children each) is constantly lost. each time i ssh into this machine, and traverse into the san pool, and move into one particular ...
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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 ...
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Global clipboard unable to copy new content if webkit based browser is running

Arch, cinnamon all up to date. The issue even survived a fresh install. I have no idea how to further troubleshoot this thing. I have tried using xfce and gnome to see if it was a cinnamon issue. ...
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Grub cryptdevice with changing device names?

I feel this is a stupid question. I have an encrypted Arch setup (without LVM) were a single disk (sdc) contains an unencrypted boot partition and the encrypted root partition. Below the output of ...
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PulseAudo list-sinks missing ALSA Devices

I'm attempting to switch at runtime between two ALSA devices on the same ALSA card: >>> [blake@e530 ~]$ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], ...
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How to get new ip using dhcpcd

I'm using 64-bit ArchLinux and dhcpcd. How to retrieve new IP using dhcpcd? I've tried to restart the daemon, the IP address i got still the same $ ifconfig enp3s0: flags ... inet xxx ... $ sudo ...
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chpasswd apply changes in the chroot directory

I have debootstraped version of wheezy on my Archlinux machine and would like to change it's root password: echo "root:toor" | chpasswd --root /home/containers/wheezy/ However I get an error: ...
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chpasswd apply changes in the chroot directory [duplicate]

I have debootstraped version of wheezy on my Archlinux machine and would like to change it's root password: echo "root:toor" | chpasswd --root /home/containers/wheezy/ However I get an error: ...
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GTK+ themes on Arch GNOME

So I'm trying to install this theme onto my laptop along side dash-to-dock (dash-to-dock works fine). I can't, however, get the theme to work on my user account. It works on the root account, but I ...