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sddm presents wrong theme

The problem is that I am presented with a different sddm theme when I logout. The default theme works fine when login. However, one of the pre-installed themes is used when logout the system. Is ...
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Arch Linux installation (dual-booting with UEFI Windows)

I've searched the web, the manuals, the Arch wiki, the Arch BBS and Stackexchange for answers prior to getting the guts to ask a question here. At this stage I'm just very tired, because I've spent my ...
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Check FN lock status (Dell XPS 13)

my Dell XPS 13 has a Fn-Lock (that's a key to use the Fn version of the F[1-12] keys without pressing Fn). Unfortunately, it doesn't have an indicator LED for it. setleds doesn't show it. Is there ...
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Why the 1MiB should be used when setting the first partition?

As the arch install guide suggests (using parted to do the partitioning) (parted) mkpart primary ext4 1MiB 100MiB However, when checking the output of fdisk, the start of the partition is not ...
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Add route from internal network to external network

I am using a box running Arch as my router and firewall (with shorewall). Recently, I tried to add another network onto the system, which failed horribly. After putting everything back where it was ...
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Is it safe to uninstall `su` in favor of `sudo` to harden Arch Linux? [on hold]

Is it safe to uninstall su in favor of sudo to harden Arch Linux? Have you got an opinion on whether this is a good or bad idea? I read the Arch Linux Wiki articles Security, Su and Sudo. I also ...
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Root, home and boot partitions

So I had been considering that partition is like a separate section of space. Recently, I decided to experiment with partitions and found a flaw in my understanding. Some examples refer to a case ...
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When I'm typing a text in English, it gets underlined and behaves bizarre

I have russian and english US locales. When I'm typing a text in English, it gets underlined until I press whitespace or some other special keys. When it's underlined, it's kind of invisible to the ...
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Delete old package versions within a backup folder

I have a folder that contains a large number of tar.xz packages that have their version number in their filenames . ex : vlc-2.2.2-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (old and should be deleted) ...
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Can we add Manjaro repository to Arch-Linux?

It's just as the title says.Can we do it? or is it different from how arch-repos work? If so, how can we do it? -Thanks in advance!
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Aliased fonts in some gtk applications

When I open programs like Thunar, LXappearance, Nautilus in normal privileges, their font look ugly, aliased. But when I open them as root, their font look anti-aliased and pretty. Desktop ...
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Problem monitoring serial output using ts

I have to continuously monitor serial output from an Arduino device. So far I have been using ts from moreutils with the following command: ts '%H %M %S' </dev/ttyACM0 >output.log Earlier it ...
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Console keymapping

I have installed Arch Linux on my Thinkpad W530, and none of the Fn-Fx keys or the volume buttons work. However, they do work before I have booted into Arch at the Grub menu. (I can change the ...
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Arch Sound output only showing as Headphone while no headphone plugged

I've struggled couple of days to fix this issue with installing / uninstalling / editing alsa , pulseaudio setting but no luck . One time i was able to fix audio with alsamixer and select output ...
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How to change i3 theme

So I'm trying to change the theme of i3 to this: http://lovelybacon.deviantart.com/art/i3-Finally-it-all-comes-together-563203883 and I have no clue how to do this, does anyone have a tutorial or can ...
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Installing Arch Linux on Thinkpad W530

I am installing Arch Linux on a Thinkpad W530, using the LiveCD. When I boot from the LiveCD, at the Syslinux bootloader screen, my hardware buttons (volume/mute) and Fn-keys work. I am able to ...
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How to start x11vnc by socket (ie only when needed)

Actually I start x11vnc in /home/odroid/.config/lxsession/LXDE/autostart with @/bin/x11vnc -bg -forever -shared -rfbauth /home/odroid/.vnc-passwd -noxdamage -norc -noxrecord -capslock -no6 -rfbport ...
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“Oh no! Something has gone wrong” shows up - archlinux

I was installing some softwares like kivy and pip and everything seemed to work fine but I remember that some libs in cython or python had conflicts with other libs or something like that so I agreed ...
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How to switch arch linux to lts kernel?

I'm running a headless server installation of arch linux. The high rate of kernel upgrades caused me some maintainance headache and I therefore wish to switch to the lts kernel. I already installed ...
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Systemd : How to execute script at shutdown only (not at reboot)

There is a lot of solution here to execute a script at shutdown/reboot, but I want my script to only execute at shutdown. I've tried to put my script in /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-shutdown, and check ...
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WiFi card disappears after reboot, but not after cold boot

I have an Arch-based server (Zotac Nano, AMD Kabini-based) which doubles as WiFi access point using a miniPCI Atheros WiFi card. If I start it form cold boot (as in “it was off”), then everything ...
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How to use guillemets with us altgr-intl layout?

I've set up my keymap as US international with the following command: $ localectl set-x11-keymap us apple_laptop altgr-intl which I think is equivalent to the following setxkbmap command: $ ...
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Bootable disk not recognized by my laptop?

I have an Asus ux303 laptop and I am trying to install ArchLinux on it. I think I already have installed it on the harddrive, however BIOS will not even show the harddrive in Bootable options. When ...
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Arch Gnome: GTK themes not working properly [duplicate]

I've just installed arch linux with the gnome desktop and I can't get some themes to work properly (most of them) the only one that works is the numix theme but just the default one, any other theme ...
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Desktop notification

I would like to create a notification, which appears, when turning the Caps Lock on/off. I am using GNOME and I tried the notify-send, but it is too "busy" and involving and I want something more ...
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Arch linux ( kvm/qemu virtualization ) failed to open libiscsi.so.4

I have fallowed the steps from Arch Linux #KVM and #qemu 1) sudo pacman -S then installed libs libvirt libiscsi libaio qemu qemu-arch-extra qemu-block-iscsi qemu-block-rbd qemu-block-gluster ...
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NodeJS - error npm undefined symbol uv_fs_realpath

i'm trying to install yo (linux) using npm npm install -g yo but i get this error : node: symbol lookup error: node: undefined symbol: uv_fs_realpath when i only type npm, it return same error ...
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AMDGPU: Failes to load firmware of 390X (= HAWAII)

i tried to use the AMDGPU driver to work with my Sapphire 390X because free radeon driver makes my system freeze after some amount of time and so the System is not stable to work with (and proprietary ...
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Disable usb keyboard during suspend

I want to disable an external usb keyboard whenever the computer is put into suspend mode so that the computer can't be woken by press on the usb keyboard. I was referred to this site, but I don't ...
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I have to restart sshd every time I reboot

I have an arch machine that I use as a local server. It used to be that every time I rebooted it (which was not often), I had to login and enter # dhcpcd net0. After that, I could ssh into it from my ...
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Accessing the NVMe flash drive of the April 2016 MacBook 12" (A1534)

I'm trying to install Linux on the new April 2016 MacBook 12" (A1534). Booting from USB via EFI works fine: I tried Arch Linux (2016.05.01, kernel 4.5.1) and Ubuntu (16.04, kernel 4.4.0-21; and ...
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blk_update_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0

I recently started noticing some blk_update_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0 errors on my second computer running Arch Linux that I use as a server. This began when I had to reboot the computer ...
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How to add desktop notifications in gnome for guake on command finishing?

gnome 3.20.2, guake 0.8.4-1, dconf 0.26.0-1, arch linux 4.5.2-1-ARCH. I'd like to add notifications for guake app (when it's hidden). I want to be notified when some command finishes or on prompts ...
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Python can't import pysmp on Arch Linux

I successfully installed pysnmp with yoaurt –S pysnmp, but when I try to execture a scipt with Python 2.7 which has import pysnmp, I get $ python2.7 test_script.txt.py Traceback (most recent call ...
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TP-LINK TL-WN722N weird behavior

I tried using the TP-LINK TL-WN722N wifi adapter with my fresh Arch Linux installation, but it has a really weird behavior. In my house, I have 2 access point, from which one is easily accessible from ...
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How is it possible that gnome-software can install applications in arch without root access?

I don't have much experience with arch, but in Ubuntu you always needed root, and with pacman -S you need it as well, but if I use gnome-software then it installs without any problems! How is this ...
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What is the -c [start-directory] in “tmux new-session” command? [duplicate]

In the manual new-session -c option is listed as use to specify [start-directory] with no further explanation. I have a few question to help me understand: What is start-directory used for? Does ...
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Emacs strange appearance

After update the newest version of KDE (Plasma ver. 5.6.3, Frameworks 5.21.0) and kernel 4.5.2-1 ARCH, the menu bar of Emacs becomes ugly The same error appears in Firefox: the options in ...
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How to install Arch Linux root file system on LVM thin LVs on LUKS on GUID partitioned device?

I'm not able to boot a freshly installed Arch Linux system with its root file system residing on a LVM thinly provisioned logical volume on a LUKS encrypted partition on a GUID partitioned device. ...
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Is it ok to run as root on Arch Linux? [duplicate]

I read an Arch Linux blog as well as googling this but I haven't found information on running as root on Arch... I have an Arch based system. Sudo is not installed by default, that's why for months ...
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tty, console prompt customization?

My Arch based system directly boots to tty and i never use x system or gui. I want to change prompt or whatever which looks like [root@0 ~]#. I want to change it to current time 12 hours format and no ...
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compton i3 tabbed/stacked transparency background image

I have a rule in compton (on i3) that when I am in tabbed/stacked mode, I see not a window from the tabbed container but my background image behind my semitransparent terminal. But for some reason, ...
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Arch: Cannot open kernel arbiter, no multicard support

I'm currently using Arch Linux on a Chrombook Flip C100P in conjunction with the xf86-video-armsoc driver. When printing the /dev/dri folder on my device as root, it detects the following: card0 ...
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Wep authentification fails with netctl

When trying to connect to a network protected by wep on my laptop I get the following error: Wpa association / authentification failed for interface <interface> I have the latest version of ...
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Arch Linux: blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 1452024: unrelated to user input

I just left my Arch Linux installation running in a virtual machine. When I came back to it, I found the following error: [14554.169929] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 1452024 ...
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How do I prevent pointer from jumping when tapping touchpad?

I'm running i3 with xterm in Arch Linux on a laptop. My issue is that whenever I try to move the mouse cursor, it seems to initially register it as a tap, causing the cursor to teleport to the spot on ...
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Creating an Arch ISO image produces invalid cross-device link errors

I have been trying to create a custom Arch ISO by following the archiso article at The ArchWiki, unfortunately whenever I run ./build.sh -v from my ~/archlive directory I get one of two types of ...
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Arch: All warnings treated as errors?

I'm trying to make a downloaded driver, xf86-video-armsoc, on Arch Linux. However, the configuration of make prevents me from compiling the driver because it treats all compiler warnings as errors. Is ...
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Rc.local not running commands properly

I am running arch Linux and have used this rc-local service: [Unit] Description=/etc/rc.local compatibility [Service] Type=oneshot ExecStart=/etc/rc.local RemainAfterExit=yes [Install] ...
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How to read/change SELinux context on mounted ext4 image from non-SELinux system?

I have a Linux system (Arch Linux) without SELinux support. I would not like to configure such support on my system. Now, I have an ext4 volume image which is known to have some SELinux context set on ...