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Unsupported package installation, the Arch Way [on hold]

No AUR, no PKG. I want to install Bro, listed in Arch's "List of applications". But I can't find it in AUR, and it doesn't have a PKGBUILD file. To make, or to makepkg? It does however have a ...
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Archlinux Raid Setup

So I want to setup a raid setup with 2 drives but I want to have the possibility to upgrade along the line. I watched a video on Linus Tech Tips today and saw he used a Raid card with 2 SAS ...
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Arch Linux grub installation error “airootfs”

I was following the official installation tutorial. Everything was smooth until the boot loader section. I had encountered the error of /usr/bin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of ...
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How to install xorg inside virtualbox guest?

I am fairly new to Arch linux so I want to install it inside a VM first before replacing my current Linux installation. I've successfully installed base, base-devel & grub packages inside a ...
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Arch linux not visible in bootloader

I installed Arch following the beginers guide and installed the rEFInd bootloader. When i start my computer rEFInd can load windows and the Arch live cd (if it's inserted) but i cant get it to show ...
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Built-in camera not detected

I have Dell Ins. 5537 running Arch. The webcam doesn't work out of the box. There's no /dev/video* device detected. Arch wiki tells me to find the right model of webcam and load the right kernel ...
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Setting up bridged adapter for Arch guest, Windows host [on hold]

I've tried many things that I've found online but I'm stumped. I'm using VirtualBox, my guest OS is Arch, kernel version 4.4.1-2, my host is Windows 10. When I set it to have NAT adapter, I get it ...
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Laptop slow and unresponsive when running on battery

My laptop is slow and unresponsive when running in battery; it works fawless when connected to ac power. In the past I used to have tlp/laptopmode-tools but since Linux 3.x I have uninstalled both. ...
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A lot of warnings and errors from `org.freedesktop.Tracker1`

In my systemd log each boot I can see a lot of warnings and errors from org.freedesktop.Tracker1. I use gnome and this is the ouput of: journalctl -b -t org.freedesktop.Tracker1 ...
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Xen DomU PV - how do I get graphics?

Both Dom0 and DomU are Arch linux. Because Xorg :0 -configure results in video card not found as I'm in a DomU, I created a xorg config file. /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf Section "Monitor" ...
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Exit termite from within bash

I want to be able to completely close termite from within a bash script. I have something like this: while true; do read -n 1 -s result case $result in [c]* ) exit 0;; esac done ...
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Command to detect if internet connection is wired or wireless

I would like a command to check if my internet connection is wired or wireless. I am using Arch Linux. I am doing this to display a different icon in lemonbar for different network configurations.
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lsusb can't detect pickit2

I have installed Arch Linux (i686) every thins works fine but when I try ti plug the PicKit2 (Programmer for PIC MCUs) and run lsusb it doesn't shown in the list I tryed it on Win7 machine and works ...
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How to make an iproute2 bridge setup permanent?

I've set up an archlinux inside a Oracle Virtual Box. To be able to reach the VM from the LAN I have added a bridge adapter and configured the guest system following the instructions from the Arch ...
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How to reinstall dhcpcd without internet connection

I deleted dhcpcd off my arch install without realizing it was the IP provider for wireless. I need to get it re-installed, but I have no internet connection. I deleted the unused cache files with ...
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Background color breaking when loop piped into lemonbar (Arch)

I have a setup where I am piping the time into lemonbar on a loop. Essentially I have three sections of the bar with two different background colours. Everything works fine until the time gets piped ...
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Restarter script error in archlinux

I was running a autorestarter for some traffic exchange when this error occured to my VPSs " blah blah blah [26678:26678:0203/150900:ERROR:process_singleton_posix.cc(268)] Failed to create ...
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Memory usage inexorably creeping upward

Just within the past day, my Arch Linux system has begun eating memory. This seems to begin when the system is powered on, and I cannot find a way to stop it. The symptom is that the reported memory ...
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USB stick read-only in GNOME/nautilus?

Funnily, my newly vfat-formatted USB stick is automatically mounted when I plug it in, nautilus sees it, I can access it, I can see the permissions in the nautilus right click dialog (755), I can ...
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How is /dev/null created on archlinux

Just wondering how is /dev/null created on my archlinux box. I investigated udev rules under /usr/lib/udev/rules.d, but there are no rules relating to to name null. > ag null ...
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Dual Monitor on Arch Linux causes computer to not suspend

I've recently set up a second monitor for my laptop, and for some reason now after I close the lid the computer will just take my external monitor as my primary monitor and not suspend my laptop. I've ...
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Cutsomize rofi when using SLiM

I wan't to customize rofi, if I am right rofi's configarution should be put in .Xresources file, but SLiM login manager seems not to load this file. Where should I put the code ? I am using archlinux ...
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How do I use Ctrl + Fn + Num on XFCE

On Gnome, using Tweak Tool under typing, I set the numeric keypad keys on my laptop to work as numbers only on pressing Fn + key not when I turn the numlock on. See below. I use it mainly in ...
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Arch install grub cfg file LVM errors

i have been doing an arch installation on top of windows 8 using USB live iso. I partitioned my HDD as follows: SDA1->350mb(windows related) SDA2->781gb(windows related) SDA3--extended ...
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ArchLinux: Error installing grub on encrypted lvm partition(lvm on luks)

I am trying to install Arch Linux on an encrypted partition (LVM on LUKS). I followed the relevant Arch Wiki guide, but when I do: grub-install --recheck /dev/sda it gives me this output: ...
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Unable to log in to any user accounts on a fresh install of Arch linux

Has anyone run into the issue of not being able to log into their root account after a fresh install of Arch Linux? I have tried setting the root password twice with the passwd command within the ...
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Adding vmlinuz to EFI boot adds an unbootable japanese caracter to the boot menu

I'm trying to setup a boot on an encrypted partition so I enter this command : efibootmgr -d /dev/nvme0n1 -p 1 -c -L "Arch Linux" -l /vmlinuz-linux -u "root=/dev/nvme0n1p6 rw ...
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How to setup efibootmgr when root / is an encrypted partition?

Just wondering how to setup efibootmgr when root / is an encrypted partition. I'm installing archlinux on an encrypted root and their wiki says that i should use # efibootmgr -d /dev/sdX -p Y -c -L ...
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Booting stops at Loading initial ramdisk

I have installed Arch Linux on 40GB HDD on ga-g4mt-s2p1 Motherboard ( Intel Core 2 multi-core,2Gb of Ram) I have made 4 Partitions: /boot 100Mib Swap 4Gib / 20Gib /home The rest of the disk It ...
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“Un-iconify” windows in openbox

I have a keybinding in my ~/.config/openbox/rc.conf which iconifies the current window: <keybind key="W-r"> <action name="Iconify"/> </keybind> Now I'm looking for an action ...
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How can I get information about my acceleration method?

I created a file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf to change my acceleration method to EXA to prevent a problem I've been experiencing. The problem is, from time to time, all the windows go all ...
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Linux setup for intellectually impaired

This is not a request for which distro (I intend to use arch + openbox as that's the setup I'm familiar with), but rather which tools can help me accomplish the following: I want to set up my ...
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WebGL not working with Firefox, Intel HD graphics, ArchLinux, and Thinkpad T540p

Is anyone having issues getting webGL to work on Firefox? https://get.webgl.org/ It was working 1-2 months ago, but is now broken. Works fine on Chromium. I set webgl.force-enabled; to true, but no ...
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Disable the wireless network adapter in arch

I am running arch on a notebook, but I do not need the wireless connection. Nevertheless the adapter is continuously running, even if it is not necessary. Is it possible to disable it temporarily? And ...
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Is it OK to install Debian or Ubuntu Binaries on Arch Linux?

I'm interested in installing a program called Grenchman on Arch Linux. Unfortuantely, it only has binaries in "Debian Wheezy", "Debian Jessie", and "Fedora": Debian Wheezy [ sha1 | sig ] ...
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Install 32 Bit Application on 64 Bit Arch Linux

I have an ancient openoffice plugin which requires the 32bit version of openoffice/libreoffice and does not work with the 64 bit version. So I would like to know, if there is any way to install the ...
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How to install php7 modules in archlinux?

I have the following php version installed: PHP 7.0.2 (cli) (built: Jan 6 2016 11:50:59) ( NTS ) Copyright (c) 1997-2015 The PHP Group Zend Engine v3.0.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2015 Zend Technologies ...
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Small CLI-only distribution based on Arch or Debian

I've looked at a lot of topics that look like what I'm looking for but aren't quite what I want. To give you some context, my ultimate goal is to have a Vagrant box that can compile some C code and ...
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Keyboard doesn't work GRUB after boot on Windows

I have a Razer keyboard and a dual boot (Arch Linux + Windows 7). The keyboard works fine if I just use Arch Linux. Whenever I boot on Windows my next time on GRUB the keyboard won't work anymore. ...
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Xorg works only when bbswitch is ON?

I've got a weird problem. I installed bumblebee and when I start Xorg with startx it freezes the system completely (cannot switch tty or REISUB). But, when I use bbswitch to turn my dedicated graphics ...
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Generating a custom archlinux image

I have a UEFI computer and I need to add 2 bin files and one folder to the iso live install image, this will provide me the wifi support at boot. I followed this guide from the top: ...
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Ratpoison WM in Nvidia driven laptop

I have a 5th generation Intel laptop with Nvidia 820M GPU and i wan to use Archlinux/Salix with Ratpoison WM for development purposes. The problem is Ratpoison is ment for lowend computers. What are ...
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Full screen terminal with script as screen saver under archLinux

Bonjour, Is it possible to run a terminal at full screen running a script instead of the screen saver ? That means that after 10 minutes of inactivity the screen should go black and show the STDOUT of ...
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How can I speedup the time from boot to GRUB screen?

I have Windows 8.1 Dual booted with Arch Linux. I find it takes atleast 10 seconds from pressing the power button to showing the grub screen menu selection. I find that really strange since I ...
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Xorg freezes with Bumblebee after hard reboot

I am installing Arch on my new laptop but for some reason when starting startx Arch freezes completely. Before this happened I already had a working KDE environment, but then I had to force a reboot ...
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Personal VM Station setup

In a previous question, i was looking for a way to execute VMware without installing a window manager or desktop environment. It proved difficult and I was curious if I am over complicating a solution ...
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First time arch, KDE is driving me insane

Ok, fresh new installation of Arch. I've installed xorg and the various packages plasma and sddm. Enable sddm and reboot. The login screen appear (pretty ugly though), I start moving the mouse ...
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VMWare in arch without DE or WM

I'm trying to run VMWare (or any graphical application for that matter) in fullscreen mode from the console. I don't want to install a Desktop Environment or Window Manager, or even a Display Manager ...
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Screen dims after waking from suspend

Whenever I wake my computer from a suspend, the screen dims immediately to half brightness. I'm running Arch Linux on a 2012 retina Macbook Pro. Any ideas as to why this happens and how to fix it? ...
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Internet connection problem with web browsers only

I'm experiencing a strange problem on my ArchLinux box with Gnome Shell 3.18. Suddenly I cannot surf the internet anymore with any web browser (chrome, FF etc) like the internet connection was down. ...