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Turn on bluetooth on login screen

Is it possible to have bluetooth turned on and use a bluetooth keyboard when at the login screen? So far I only managed to start the bluetooth daemon when logged in. I added it to systemd with ...
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Unable to perform write & execute actions on ntfs partition. Not even with root privilege. Using arch linux.

Unable to perform write & execute actions on ntfs partition. ls -l shows that user have only the read permission. Group any others have non. i tried to copy some text from home to windows ...
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Unable to connet to internet via 3g huawei modem in arch linux with plasma 5

I have installed usbutils , usb_modeswitch and modemmanager following arch wiki. and ran the services systemctl enable ModemManager systemctl start ModemManager After a system restart, i plugged ...
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How to password lock usb ports in arch linux [on hold]

I want USB ports to be password locked and it should be easy to unlock via gui or cli.
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How to run Arch Linux pacaur non-interactively?

I want to be able to install packages unattended with the Arch Linux package manager pacaur. On Ubuntu, one can do: apt-get -y install htop What is the equivalent in Arch Linux, using Pacaur?
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Pacman(Arch linux) on LFS

Is it possible to have a package manager(in my case pacman) on LFS? Not just compiling it will it work?
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Installed Arch on my machine and on boot, I only see a blinking horizontal cursor? [on hold]

That's pretty much it, I see nothing but a blinking cursor... any ideas?
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Disable KWallet password request in Arch Plasma 5

KWallet requests a password on startup. I want to get rid of this but I have found no way to disable it and also cannot remove KWallet itself: # sudo pacman -R kwallet checking dependencies... error: ...
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Is there anyway to automatically mount a filesystem when I open a symbolic link to a directory on that filesystem?

I am using Arch with Xfce. Recently, I have created a symbolic link to a directory on a filesystem. But I don't want to mount the filesystem during boot or manually mount it before I open the ...
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Arch Linux ARMv6 (RPi B+) boot issue

I've asked around in the Raspberry Pi stack exchange, and am not having much luck, so I thought I'd try migrate this question here. I am tinkering with different Linux flavours on the B+, but I am ...
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Why does qjackctl come up with gray windows, no GUI?

I ran qjackctl a while ago. The window came up gray, no GUI controls. I tried killing it, and using xkill. It went away, but ps still shows qjackctl. About fifteen of them! For I had attempted to ...
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Can I use a login manager to choose different window managers?

I'm working towards an Arch install with a tiling window manager (probably i3) but was wondering whether it's possible to use a login manager and have the Gnome 3 desktop available as a fallback. So ...
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How do I figure out what's freezing up my machine?

I am running Arch on this machine: 3.40GHz i7 hexacore (4930K) 16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM 2xSamsung 840 EVO SSDs in Raid0 (using BTRFS raid) When I run VMware on my Arch with a few VMs (2 ...
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How to convert .sh to arch packages? [closed]

How to convert .sh to arch packages? Technically I'm a new manjaro user coming from debian/ubuntu world. There are packages out there that are not available in arch repo, or perhaps they are orphan ...
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USB Stick recognized but not mountable

I have a USB Stick which is recognized by my laptop but there is no partition to mount. The device is listed in /dev/ as sdb but no partition /dev/sdb1. fdisk -l also displays nothing about /dev/sdb. ...
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Mplayer fails to play network stream

I'm trying to play youtube streams with mplayer. On running mplayer -cache 2048 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USUA_1WVM8I, I get the following output and the video does not play at all. MPlayer ...
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Failed to open vdpau backend - Nouveau

I'm using ArchLinux and when I run vlc or mplayer, I used to get the error Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nouveau.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory This doesn't ...
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how to use tc with htb on arch-linux

I'm trying to use this tc script on my arch box. Specifically, the first line, roughly equal to tc qdisc add dev eth0 root handle 1: htb default 3 fails with RTNETLINK answers: Operation not ...
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Xfce Run Preferred Web Browser with Argument

I am running Arch Linux and have Xfce4 installed along with Chromium. I want to make Chromium my default web browser, but unless I pass the option --user-data-dir=/home/chris, it doesn't start because ...
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*DM Login problems

I got my laptop battery accidently disconnected, while the laptop was suspended to RAM. And now I'm experiencing these problems: When I'm trying to login to the system using sddm or kdm: after I enter ...
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ssh does not get host key

I have a PivosXios-DS-M3 XBMC-Box, wich run xbmc12 until yesterday. All my desktops run Archlinux. Yesterday, I did a fresh install of tofu-linux to the Pivos-box (Kodi 14.1). Thus, on my arch ...
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How can I install an Arch package on Debian?

Is it possible? To install an Arch package on Debian?
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How to open file dialog in screen locker (Antergos / KDE)

Relatively new linux user here, I am running Antergos with KDE and am trying use screen locker through the desktop widgets option. Path: Screen Locker -> Settings -> Desktop Widgets Configure -> ...
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USB Drive not being recognised

It's not being recognised, I have it plugged in, lsblk does not show my USB drive (it's 4gb) Dolphin doesn't show it, it's just not being recognised
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VBox headless: install Archlinux without RDP

I have script to setup headless machine on remote headless server, connected by ssh. It will create machine, attaches disk and archiso, and launches installation. Also, I have script to setup ...
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How can I perform a clean install of Arch?

Basically I had another distro on my hard drive but I want to format it for complete use by Arch. I know how to set it up and such, it's just the formatting/partitioning part that I'm a little bit ...
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cannot get speakers to work on arch linux

I have just installed arch linux (no DE) on my computer, then installed mpg123 and mplayer to play mp3 from command-line by either of them. But the sound is not coming, what's wrong? (I did got some ...
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after installing arch linux cannot boot to other OS

I have installed Arch Linux, but I cannot boot to Ubuntu and Windows 8. they are not coming in the grub except Arch itself. how to get back other OS ?
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How to set apache Document root on ntfs partition?

I'm running Arch Linux and installed apache, php and mysql (not mariadb) there. Arch root partition have limited size, because I set big partition on ntfs filesystem for shared files between OS (I'm ...
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How do I fix an “unknown chipset” error when booting Arch Linux?

I have a laptop with this hardware: intel i5 nvidia 820m graphics card 64bit system with uefi boot I burned the Arch Linux ISO to USB, and I am getting the option to choose Arch on booting the ...
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Is my webcam driver being used to hack my computer?

I'm seeing this in the journal: Mar 27 14:01:02 user-PC gdm-Xorg-:0[424]: (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'TOSHIBA Web Camera' Mar 27 14:01:02 user-PC gdm-Xorg-:0[424]: (**) TOSHIBA Web Camera: ...
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Figure out at what time the machine was suspended

I suspended my machine and now got back to work. I want to figure out at what time I suspended the machine. Is there any way to somehow look up the time?
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Starting Daemons in specified order

I would like to load some custom daemons I have made in a certain order. One daemon starts xflux and one starts the x server. Is it possible to make the xflux daemon run only after the startx daemon? ...
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How to take variables from another Makefile in shell script

I want to use the variables from another Makefile under the directory ~/kernelbuild/linux-3.14.37 in my own shell script. Following is the variables that I need: VERSION = 3 PATCHLEVEL = 14 SUBLEVEL ...
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Can I use my SIM card slot to telephone?

My laptop (a Thinkpad T440) has a SIM card slot which is meant to be used for internet, though I haven't tested that yet since I don't have any SIM cards with internet contracts. However, is it ...
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Shell script for automated kernel compilation

I am trying to write a shell script to build a custom kernel on Arch Linux. I have succeeded to do write all the steps described in the Arch Linux kernel compilation page: ...
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Why is my DAD slow?

The last few boots of my Arch Linux, I noticed I had no network access. I'm using a netctl profile to give my adapter a static IPv4 address, which by itself works fine. So I had a look at the logs, ...
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Choppy Sound in Chrome on Linux (flash or HTML5) but not VLC

As the title states, I currently have choppy sound on Chrome in Linux in both flash and HTML5 content, however VLC does not have choppiness. I am running Arch, using Chrome (dev channel), and using ...
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Auto-connecting netctl-auto when signal is lost for a moment

I am using netctl-auto currently, but it is not able to reconnect if a router has been switched on and off and then on again. Is it possible somehow to enable a reconnecting function?
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Is there a way to edit xfce4 autostart applications in a terminal?

I'm using xfce4 as desktop environment on my arch-linux machine and recently made the decision to replace the window manager (xfwm4) and give xmonad a try. I followed this guide and downloaded the ...
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When saving INTO OUTFILE from mysql on a systemd based system, the output file is grabbed by systemd — why?

I regularly run simple reports from a mysql (actually, mariaDB) database: MariaDB [acts]> SELECT resolution, title FROM acts ORDER BY resolution INTO OUTFILE '/tmp/acts-titles.txt'; Recently I ...
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GNOME 3.14 and Google Drive integration

In Gnome 3.14 On Line Account Settings, if I add a Google account, under "use this account for" I can switch Documents on/off. This in my understanding should synchronize my documents with my Google ...
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Harddisk changes name - Archlinux

I just installed Archlinux, so I am very new to this. When booting, it suddenly happens, that my SSD is not mounted as "sda" like when I installed Arch, but as "sdd" or "sdf". If this happens, my ...
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Firefox font problem

I installed Firefox and have some issues with changing display fonts and default paragraph fonts. I tried to change the fonts in preferences > content settings but no changes showed. Has anyone ...
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What decides where TTY and boot messages are displayed?

I recently switched from Fedora 21 to Arch Linux, and one thing that bothers me is that Arch does not put boot messages and TTYs' on all available outputs like Fedora does, but only on the primary ...
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File owner changes after editing a group editable file

I use archlinux x64. I'm studying web development and in order to edit files served by Apache under srv/http, directory which Apache serves, I created a group adding my user and Apache's user so I ...
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Dropped connections with b43 driver using Broadcom BCM43228 wireless chip on Arch Linux

I managed to get my wireless working with the b43-firmware package in the AUR and for at least a month it worked perfectly. However, recently the internet connection has been dropping out. I'm ...
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web cam starting hangs os

I faced a strange effect as ... when my notebook wakes up from suspend I can start and close my web cam with guvcview 1-3 times; But after while on 3dr or 4th starting attempt (I didn't count for ...
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Installing Arch Linux from existing Linux

I probably have some sort of misconception about the process of installing Arch Linux from a running Linux system. My goal is to set up Arch Linux on a remote virtual server I only have SSH root ...
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arch linux, x220, sd card reader

I'm running ArchLinux on a Thinkpad X220. The laptop has a built-in SD/MMC card reader. When inserting SD cards, no card is detected, nothing is logged to dmesg. The reader is listed in lshw as ...