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Mouse freeze after logging in to Gnome

I did my first Arch Linux install yesterday. I later installed Gnome and I'm able to log in. The touchpad and mouse buttons work at the log in screen but once I'm logged on the Touchpad does not ...
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SIGSEV on lots of GUI-software on arch linux. Seems to be glibc related

On my arch linux install, I can't open firefox, evolution, geary, midori and other software. All CLI-stuff I've tried works flawlessly, and also google-chrome-unstable, vlc and others. When ran in gdb ...
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Mount NTFS partition as /home with fstab

I am currently installing Arch Linux on a machine which has Windows 10 already installed on it, and I want to use a NTFS partition as /home (because that way, I can easily access my Linux-files from ...
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How can I boot my desktop using Wake-on-LAN?

I am trying to get Wake-on-LAN (WoL) to work on my desktop. It has an Asus P6T Deluxe v2 motherboard and I have successfully enabled the WoL option within the BIOS power management [1]. The desktop is ...
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Arch Bootable drive doesn't boot

I have a usb with a live arch distro (created with the dd method in the wiki). On one computer I can override the boot and boot into arch instead of ubuntu (the only other system, in UEFI mode, if ...
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Efficiently running arch's makepkg on git master (frequent but “small” changes)

On arch, when using makepkg to build a pacman-installable .pkg.tar.xz file from source... If it's an AUR "-git" source rather than an upstream release, is there a way to (after the first makepkg) do a ...
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Setting up a dev environment for different distro than one installed

I am looking to be able to set up a development environment. Here's the deal, I prefer to run arch as my operating system but I also maintain packages for an ubuntu based distro and I was wondering ...
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How to limit internet access for specific program? [duplicate]

Well, the title says it all. Suppose I have some program, I run it as normal user, and I want it to have no internet access. P.S. I'm using Arch Linux, but I'm also interested in more general ...
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Failed to load module “glx” (module does not exist, 0)

I'm trying out arch for the first time in a virtual box following this guide. All went well and I wanted to install KDE. According to these steps I've picked the nvidia driver suite when running: ...
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Can't connect PHP with Mysql using PDO

After compiling php typing ./configure --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs --with-pdo-mysql I could succesfully connect to the database, but then I enabled the openssl and mbstring extensions ...
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How could I install epeg on Arch Linux?

I've been trying to install epeg on Arch Linux, and I'm not having any success. I tried following the instructions for compiling it on the GitHub site, but I just ended up with a libepeg.so and an ...
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Invalid MIT-Magic-Cookie on own machine with each new wifi connection

I only recently dug into this issue enough to roughly understand the problem as one relating to the fact that X11 functions around connecting to a display 'server' of sorts. Which leads to my problem ...
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Firefox crash and Hard Disk usage is 100%

Distribution: Arch Linux x86_64 DE: Xfce4 When I using Firefox or dwb web browser, while surfing some web pages, the computer stack for a while then the browser crash. I observed that when this ...
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Strange behaviour of the 'r' key on keyboard

I have an Arch Linux machine whose 'r' key started misbehaving recently. This only happens when the language is set to English (in another language, it works correctly), which makes me suspect it's ...
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TTY/Console Wallpaper Arch Linux

How can I set a wallpaper for a TTY/console (also during boot) on Arch Linux like done on OpenSUSE? I think a Kernel recompile is needed?
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Krunner crashing after typing 3 letters

I recently started having an issue where KRunner will crash when I am searching, but only after the 3rd character is entered. I can type, delete and retype up to 2 characters without issue. As soon as ...
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What is an arch based distribution that moves slower [closed]

What's an arch based distro that updates slower? The frequent updates of the main repository are a bit too fast for my taste. I like the rolling release system so want to keep that.
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“Illegal instruction (core dumped)” in __lll_lock_elision() for various programs after suspend with initramfs (Arch/Manjaro)

I am getting random "Illegal instruction (core dumped)" on various programs in my Arch Linux system, since I ran some system updates. The crashes are quite random. E.g. sometimes "git status" crashes ...
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ppd file for deskjet 1050

I'm on manjaro, I have deskjet 1050 printer/scanner. I installed hplip from AUR for the scanner to work. It asks me for ppd file for deskjet 1050, what's a ppd file and how to get it? It's this one, ...
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Copying file from DVD fails

I am running Arch linux on my MacBook (Late 2009 unibody, if it matters). Using the following command, I attempted to copy an ISO that is stored on the disk onto my computer pv /mnt/file.iso > ...
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Sources of Entropy for Linux

Let's say I want a gigabyte or so of random data from /dev/random, suitable for a one-time pad (so /dev/urandom is out.) How do I seed my /dev/random with enough entropy to do this? I am looking for ...
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Error installing scipy

I'm on Manjaro trying to install scipy in virtualenv using pip. I get this error. How to fix it?
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What are the default Polkit privileges on Arch Linux for shutdown, halt, etc., and why are they so?

On Arch Linux, with systemd, the following commands are all symlinks to systemctl: /usr/bin/telinit /usr/bin/poweroff /usr/bin/runlevel /usr/bin/reboot /usr/bin/halt /usr/bin/shutdown I find their ...
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keyboard shortcuts for placing an xfce4 window into the corner

In windows 7 using Windows Key + Left or Right arrow makes a window take up half the screen. XFce 4 has the ability to tile either two windows side by side or 4 windows one in each of four corners ...
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bluetooth - btusb module remove stops bluetooth service

I just faced a strange issue; Every time after suspend the btusb module is kicked out the RAM (for some reason but its OK cause I can reinit it manually) but as a result the bluetooth.service must be ...
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What should I consider when deleting an AUR package?

I downloaded utorrent and spotify from the AUR packages. Because of that I also had to install wine, but I couldn't manage to delete them, instead I deleted wine as a workaround and remove utorrent's ...
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Streaming from speaker using bluetooth

I'm on Manjaro xfce latest update 64 bit, I have Jbl charge 2, I was able to connect to it and trust it through bluetooth. The thing I don't know how to stream my laptop's audio through it. I played ...
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Archlinux: Gnome 3.16 - ls & nautilus incorrect sorting

Recently switched from Xfce 4.12 DE to Gnome 3.16 and I have a problem with dirs & files sorting in terminal and nautilus. Test directories (how it should be): [ Pqr ] Abc Klm My current order ...
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Arch very long boot-time after kernel downgrade

I just downgraded my arch kernel from 4.x to 3.17.x for the sake of being able to use shared folders feature in vmware. Right now, everything is fine and it boots up too. But boot-time has greatly ...
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VMWare Workstation Shared folders on Arch/Linux kernel 4.x still not working?

I just installed up arch x64 running on BIOS configuration using vmware workstation 11.1. Everything is fine and working as intended except vmware shared folders feature. I have been continuously ...
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How to split partition on Arch Linux

I have partition where Microsoft's Windows is installed: 84.4 Gb free of 104Gb. How can I split this partition to get a new partition on arch Linux without erase Windows?
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How to zoom into my desktop but maintain high resolution for fonts etc?

I recently bought a 4K screen (or UHD i.e. 2160p to be exact) and use it on my tower running Arch Linux. As a window manager I use awesome which runs on top of compton for tear-free compositing, as ...
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Copied Arch Linux partition broke original partition's mount point

I have an installation of Arch on an ext4 partition on a 250GB SSD. My intention was to copy the partition containing it to a different HD on my system, and resize the copy. So from a separate ...
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Can't login after editing xinitrc

I wanted to install dwm according to this tutorial. I've skipped the part about Xorg, bc I knew it have been already installed at the time. I started with step about installing dwm. The desktop ...
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How to create separate usr partition during arch install?

How do I modify and add the hooks needed in mkinitcpio to have a separate usr partition? Also, am I mounting the other partitions correctly? http://imgur.com/Rxt6o1g Basically I'm using UEFI with ...
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Why and how is swap improving performance, and can I disable it? [closed]

I have a laptop with 8GB of RAM running 4.0.4-2-ARCH. Recently, I installed Android Studio, and bam, my normally pristine system was suddenly stuttering and all out freezing (more than once). Before ...
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Arch hangs before opening login screen

I tried installing gummiboot, and I eventually got it to work, but now Arch can't boot into X--the last few messages I get are about it stopping Plymouth and preparing to open Gnome Display Manager, ...
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Why gcc show `unknown` in Target: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu in Arch Linux?

I would like to know why when I run gcc -v under Arch Linux, it shows the unknown word in these outputs: Using built-in specs. COLLECT_GCC=gcc ...
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Mouse buttons do not work on arch plasma 5 desktop (except on the panel)

I'm having trouble with my fresh arch plasma 5 installation. The issue I'm having is really weird because the mouse buttons only do something on the panel and are completely off at any other part of ...
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Disable LED on 8192cu Edimax dongle, kernel drivers

I'm trying to disable the LED light on an EDIMAX 8192cu dongle, raspberry pi2, running ArchLinux, kernel 3.18.14-1-ARCH. Previously, I compiled the driver from the chip set manufacturer and patched ...
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How to install a virtual console font on Arch?

I want to change my virtual console font to Inconsolata. I installed it with pacman -S ttf-inconsolata, but when I do ls /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts/ I still don't see it.
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Arch Linux PXE call url / script after installation

I am booting an Arch Linux net install image via PXE and would like to be able to call a script or url after installation or on shutdown of the PXE image. Is there any APPEND option to do so? I tried ...
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wireless driver during Arch install

I am going through the proccess of installing Arch Linux using the beginner's guide on their website. Now they stress heavily that I should not reboot before having installer the driver for the ...
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Can you uncompress a btrfs filesystem?

I found out that you can compress the whole of a Btrfs filesystem by defragmenting it with -clzo or -czlib, but is it possible to uncompress it again? I'm asking because I managed to stop my system ...
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Arch and Windows 7 dual boot with encryption, replacing existing Linux install

I have a computer with 3 hard drives: 120 GB SSD, which Arch identifies as sdb 1 TB spinny drive, which Arch identifies as sdc 160 GB spinny drive, which Arch identifies as sda Currently, Windows ...
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Use desktop as bluetooth headset

My desktop's speaker is much better than my phones, so I want to use my desktop speakers in place of my cellphone's. It is inconvenient for me to use USB or the audio jack, so I am left with ...
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No sound on detected headphones (arch)

alsamixer and pavucontrol shows everything is detected and unmuted. The speaker on my Laptop are working, only the headphones are detected and on mute or unmute I hear a short crack and nothing ...
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Icon not visible on tint2 and openbox

I have a problem with icons on my tint2 panel and in openbox. I changed the icon pack to be Numix via "Customize the look and feel" option which comes with Archbang. Now I can see all icons in ...
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Changing the /dev/tty* permissions at startup

My solution (ArchLinux ARM on RaspberryPi) requires that a non-privileged user has to have access to the /dev/ttyAMA0 port. In final implementation that user will be automatically logged in and a ...
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Arch Linux SMBus and Display Controller

I have installed Arch Linux on an Acer Extensa 5620 Notebook. I installed xf86-video-driver, but when a run lshw -html > report.html I'm getting these sections marked red. Does it mean I don't ...