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S-M-* commands aren't recognized by Emacs

I've noticed commands like M-> (end-of-buffer) and M-S-<right arrow> (org-meta-right) aren't being recognized by Emacs. This was confirmed by describing key bindings using C-h k. I'm using ...
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Move zsh settings from Arch live to Arch regular

I just installed Arch as a guest (Virtual Box), and I really liked the way that the shell behaved on the live version of Arch. What would the steps be in order to copy those settings (from live) ...
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archlinux check disks on boot

How can I check and mark bad blocks on Linux startup? There are a number of options available and most of them require accessing hardware and running live CD's. But I would like to avoid and perform ...
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How to check if disk has linux inside

I am trying to boot a external USB drive which runs Linux to check whether the main computer hard drive is running (so it contains) Linux or not, and mount it into /mnt directory to modify some files. ...
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Disable MySQL startup arch

how to Disable or prevent mariaDB or mysql services and deamons to start at system startup? more information i have manjaro (arch base linux). i have KDE. and it have Autostart software to manage ...
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Linux can't read and write, but windows can

I have a hard drive with a lot of back up files, that were created by PhotoRec. When mounting it with a windows computer I can read all the files perfectly fine. Under linux I get an error when ...
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how to stream a video (mp4 file) [on hold]

I planned on streaming just a specific video, is this possible? I'm using Arch Linux, and would try to stream this video to connectcast
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Switch monitors on ThinkPad W520 while docked

I'm trying to make my (ThinkPad W520) laptop monitor turn on (by itself, with the other monitors turning off) using xrandr when docked and connected to external monitors. My end goal is to ...
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Kerberos error after ArchLinux installation

I've installed ArchLinux successfully on my laptop yesterday. To do this, I've followed the Beginner's guide along with the Raid guide. I could do every step without problem, except the one for the ...
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Which Hex code for /boot partition

I planned to install ArchLinux on my laptop. I'm only at the begining, trying to understand all the step before doing them. I'm only at the first step, i.e. partitioning, that I already have a small ...
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Write failed : broken pipe on ARM [on hold]

I'm trying to insert a kernel module (which is kaodv.ko) into my ARM (Sabrelite). After I successfully cross compile my module, I wanted to insert it. To do this, I've copy the file through ssh, and ...
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Why can't I use public/private key authentication with ssh on Arch Linux?

I have the following setup on an Ubuntu machine: ~/dotfiles/authorized_keys2 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys2 -> /home/wayne/dotfiles/authorized_keys2 I had the same setup on my Arch machine, but when I ...
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Create PKGBUILD from .deb

I have a .deb debian package which essentially contains the binaries of the software as a /usr/share/bin folder in a compressed data file, and another metadata compressed file containing the checksums ...
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MySQL max_open_files more than 1024

While starting MariaDB I got [Warning] Could not increase number of max_open_files to more than 1024 (request: 4607) $ sudo systemctl status mysqld ● mysqld.service - MariaDB database server ...
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Show Custom Boot-Message

I would like to show a custom message during boot, or even better the program cmatrix. I boot with the "quiet" parameter so there are no startup messages, instead I would like to show a ...
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Archlinux dm-crypt setup problem

I'm trying to setup dm-crypt to have complete encrypted volume and flash drive, that contains all the /boot partition.(i.e. in terms of archwiki I want to achieve #Plain dm-crypt(bit.ly/VNLKw0) ...
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Mitigate connection between two wireless access points

I was wondering if there was a way to connect a single computer to two different access points. I'm on a network with a lot of users and the usage gets bogged down. Using two wireless antennas can I ...
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Ethernet does not work at all

I haven't used my NIC for some time, and now it doesn't work anymore, at all. I can assign IP addresses to it manually (sudo ip addr add 192.168.2.155/24 broadcast 192.168.2.255 dev eth0, for ...
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Does PPPoE connection have IP before authentication?

I am debugging a connectivity issue with my internet connection provider. I have a PPPoE type of connection. I am working on configuring my router to connect over PPPoE connection. Please note that ...
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Cannot login for one user, changing password have no effect

I have change the user's (user1) password using root passwd user1 but when i tried to ssh user@localhost or through gdm or tty it always failed the journalctl log shows Failed password for user1 ...
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MySQL different database location [duplicate]

I do not have enough space on my root partition to store the database. $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/ManjaroVG-ManjaroRoot 29G 21G 6.4G ...
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No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!

I have copied, as usual, the iso into usb disk (/dev/sdc): sudo dd bs=4M if=archlinux-2014.08.01-dual.iso of=/dev/sdc But when I boot to my new PC, it shows: ISOLINUX 6.03 6.03-pre18* EHDD ...
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Cannot find Nvidia driver with pacman

I am following this: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nvidia#Installing The command pacman -S nvidia fails with error: target not found: nvidia, indeed, even packman -Ss nvidia to search for it ...
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Arch Linux KMS loading i915 early tty doesn't show

I am on Arch Linux x64, on EFI, Nvidia Optimus with bumblebee (so i am using intel driver) and I am trying to show a splash screen at boot. I have chosen plymouth (other than being the more famous ...
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Proxy for certain networks

Is it possible, on a system using NetworkManager, to configure a system-wide proxy if I am in a certain wifi-network, but not otherwise? It would also need to log in to the proxy with a username and ...
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linux boot manager has been blocked [SOLVED] [closed]

I've just installed arch linux on a UEFI motherboard. as bootloader I installed "gummiboot". I've got the following problem, when the computer stars I recive the message: "Linux Boot Manager has been ...
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netctl: multiple Wifi APs with same SSID

Yesterday I travelled by train and there were multiple Wifi APs with the same SSID. I had no problem connecting to the Wifi; I'm just curios how netctl handles such a case. Which of the available APs ...
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Enabling menu icons in Gnome3

When I start Thunderbird or the IDE 'Eclipse', there are no icons in the menu entries. Several solutions found on the Internet suggest things like setting a specific dconf-value, but with my ...
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startx cannot open /dev/fb0: Permission denied

When I try to start my WM using startx, I am unable to because the permission of something called /dev/fb0 are restricted. From home/user/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log: [ 198.569] (--) controlling ...
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How to run systemd user service to trigger on sleep (aka. suspend, hibernate)?

Based on various sources I have cobbled together ~/.config/systemd/user/screenlock.service: [Unit] Description=Lock X session Before=sleep.target [Service] Environment=DISPLAY=:0 ...
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Changing system volume also changes Spotify volume (Arch Linux)

This is something that has been bugging me for awhile and I haven't been able to find a fix yet. Whenever I change the system volume using the hardware volume keys on my laptop, it also changes the ...
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How package managers update packages installed using git-packages?

If I install a git-package via packer or pacaur, then it will pull the current source-tree of the repo, compile, and install it. But how are updates handled? Is there a specific way to upgrade all my ...
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cannot find device “eth0” [closed]

Hey Arch linux users out there! I am new to arch linux( coming from ubuntu), and have just installed arch linux on my machine. After rebooting I wanted to install some packages using pacman -S, but ...
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How to make awesomewm textclock reflect timezone change?

I am using the awful.widget.textclock widget to display the time in Awesome WM on Arch Linux, and I am using a program called tzupdate to automatically update my system time according to geolocation ...
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How to reduce temperature on a Dell XPS (L502X)?

Problem My Laptop is running quite hot (sensors reports ~50-60°C) during normal usage. In my opinion this is too high to work comfortably over long periods. Especially the region where I rest my ...
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/dev/sda not appearing after secure erase

I decided to wipe my SSD with a secure erase before installing Arch Linux, since the Arch wiki said that it would improve performance. I followed the instructions listed on the wiki, but now when I ...
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Arch linux weird ram issues

I installed Arch linux (I have reinstalled it a couple of times, actually, in the past 3 months, just to get to know it better). My problem is, that I have 4GB RAM, and as soon as my free RAM hits ...
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Is there a reason Apache would ignore DocumentRoot/Directory in httpd.conf?

I am wondering this, because I am getting a 403 error, and in my error log it says: Mon Aug 04 23:54:12.270990 2014] [autoindex:error] [pid 299] [client 192.168.1.22:54175] AH01276: Cannot serve ...
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Why am I getting “Job for httpd.service failed…,” and how do I go about fixing it?

I am running Arch Linux 3.12.25-1-ARCH and httpd.service is now giving me problems. $ sudo systemctl enable httpd.service $ sudo systemctl start httpd.service Job for httpd.service failed. See ...
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ALT + CTRL shortcuts in MATE problem

I've installed MATE under Arch Linux. I've a problem with the shortcuts. A lot of the shortcuts doesn't work so I tried to change them. When I'm trying to reassign the shortcut I go to Settings -> ...
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Openvpn connected, but traffic still going through default router

I've got a strange problem. Everythings was working fine until my last update on archlinux. I had my ufw firewall set for blocking everythings except tun0 and the default openvpn ip (for openvpn ...
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How can I get 1080p to work on my TV with HDMI using xrandr?

I'm using Arch Linux on a small HTPC called an Xtreamer, which has an Nvidia GT218/ION graphics card and HDMI out. My television is an Orion DL40-71BK (manual, note everything's in Japanese). HDMI ...
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ntp not syncing

Since my hardware (Rasberry Pi) does not have a hardware-clock, each bootup warps us back to the 1970's, so I use NTP. The gateway in the wifi I am in provides an NTP-Server-service. my /etc/ntp.conf ...
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Blackscreen and cursor only after booting up KDE in an ArchLinux system

Today I updated my system and answered yes to all doing so. After a reboot I only see the programs that are configured to start on startup and no windows frames are available (however I can interact ...
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gpg: Bad signature

I'm trying to sign a public PGP key but am encountering a 'Bad signature' error: gpg --edit-key someone@somedomain.com ... gpg> sign ... You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for user: ...
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mdadm inconsistencies when run programmatically

Update #1: I just gave an extra layer of testing, writing a shell script (.sh, #!/bin/bash) and a php script to be executed by php's cli. Bash works. It seems that it's not the Apache's HTTP ...
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Should I let pacman replace glamor-egl with xorg-server?

This is the output of pacman. I installed nothing; just wanted to update... :: Synchronizing package databases... core is up to date extra 1761.1 KiB 2.58M/s 00:01 ...
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How to enable swap accounting for memory cgroup in Archlinux?

On my Archlinux box I want to limit some applications to a smaller amount of memory using cgroups. Since I use swap, I need to account memory+swap. How can I enable swap accounting?
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Set new default file manager in firefox on Archlinux

I'm trying to use Dolphin as file chooser for Firefox in Archlinux instead of Nautilus. I've read this but it did not solve my problem. The config seems related to firefox as xdg-mime query default ...
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Window resize slowly and freeze with compton, openbox and catalyst-hoo

I'm try for the second time use Arch Linux. In this installation I get: openbox tint2 compton catalyst-hook (Vi0L0's) After starting the compton, I can not see what I'm typing in the terminal, ...