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I've added a new keyboard layout but the letters are still in English

I've added Japanese keyboard layout. However, when switch to it, it still types in English. Why is that? How can I type in Japanese characters, what should I install and how exactly?
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NixOS installation on multi-boot system with GRUB (from Arch installation)

I have one physical disk (/dev/sda) which is divided in /dev/sda1 (which is /boot bootable GRUB2 partition used and setup with Arch) and /dev/sda2 which is my cryptroot that, when unlocked, is a ...
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Steam doesn't work on Arch Linux x64

I have installed all dependencies I have installed nvidia drivers But I get this error please help /home/azamat/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 161: VERSION_ID: unbound variable ...
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Stuck installing Arch Linux. How should I proceed?

I am following a tutorial here. I'm on step 2.2. I'm supposed to find out if I have a uefi motherboard by sending the command efivar -l. But I don't get the expected output. Instead I get efivar: ...
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KDE Plasma 5 panels multi monitor

Every time I plug in or out the external monitor its panel changes to the secondary one. Also, new windows always opens on the laptop monitor which is the secondary. Is there a way to solve this?
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Are all files outside of /home/userabc owned by root?

I'm writing a tar implementation for a package manager, and I wonder if I can skip the permission setting of the user in the tar headers and keep what is there by default, the user who wrote the ...
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Failed to open config file '/dev/fd/63', error: No such file or directory for wpa_supplicant

When I do this: sudo wpa_supplicant -D nl80211,wext -i wlp4s0 -c <(wpa_passphrase "some ssid" "password") I get Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant Failed to open config file '/dev/fd/63', ...
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Eclipse's GUI is messed up

My current install of Manjaro linux is kind of messed up. First I had to remove all sorts of duplicate packages and now I'm getting these GUI errors in eclipse and other applications that use the same ...
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Archlinux laptop overheating

I have a Samsung laptop and installed Archlinux on it. At first everything was fine, I was even surprised at how nice everything was, no driver problems, everything went smooth. I could watch videos ...
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Arch Linux startx error

Setup Arch Linux on VirtualBox but unable to startx. Also i cant reboot without using sudo as it says failed to talk to init daemon. Using cat on the log file shows this:
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How do I change the font in Chrome or Firefox?

I'm using Arch Linux with i3 window manager, and Chrome and Firefox seem to be the only things that won't take the GTK font that I've selected. When I try to change the font in either browser, it ...
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Booting Into a TTY with No Graphics?

I'm a little new to this so I apologize if my question is hard to follow. I'm running Arch Linux, systemd as the init system, and I would like to boot into a plain TTY with no graphics. I've tried to ...
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GRUB confuses kernels/initramfs of Ubuntu and Arch Linux installation

I have a machine that used to dual-boot Ubuntu (16.04 currently) and Windows 7, with Ubuntu's GRUB as boot loader. Now I just added Arch Linux as third OS, following the official installation ...
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Accidental deletion Windows 10 partition and now cannot boot Arch Linux

I inadvertently deleted my Windows 10 partitions on /dev/sda, and as /dev/sda2 was my UEFI partition I can no longer boot Arch Linux (which I was booting using systemd-boot). I cannot figure out how ...
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Attempting to use OpenCL with Nvidia on Arch Linux

I have an Nvidia Quadro 400 GPU. In order to use OpenCL, I installed the following packages: nvidia-340xx nvidia-340xx-libgl nvidia-340xx-utils opencl-nvidia-340xx ocl-icd opencl-headers ...
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How can I forcefully replace gtk3-ubuntu with gtk3?

I tried installing Unity-for-Arch. When I try to remove the Ubuntu-related stuff, I run into problems because gtk3 is a dependency to like...everything haha. sudo pacman -R gtk3-ubuntu would fail ...
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How can I clean pacman's database of missing files?

I was experimenting with some new desktop managers and I ended up screwing up my machine. At this point, I'd like to get rid of lightdm and start over, but I can't seem to remove it. pacman -Ssq ...
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Tilde key missing on Arch Linux with XFCE4

I am running Arch Linux with XFCE4 as desktop environment on a Lenovo T400. The problem is that I am unable to type a tilde ´~´ instead it leads to a ´|´ or ´<´ when using other US layouts. The ...
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I can't exit my local network

I have a Wimax Router for my internet access (192.168.15.1 on local) connected to micro hub. I have a ARM Archlinux odroid machine (192.168.15.2) connected to same Hub. I have Ubuntu PC ...
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Wifi interface recognized as ethernet

I am having trouble setting up my wifi configuration persistently. I have tried both netctl and NetworkManager and both only work after manual setup. What I find especially weird is that ip link ...
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Arch linux starts error [on hold]

I went through the Arch installation everything seemed to be going fine but when I ran startx it gave an error(in image below)-
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Cannot install mysql binaries for linux x64 to another directory

I am watching the install mysql-5.6.22-linux-glibc2.5-x86_64 binaries instructions as : Example A : shell> groupadd mysql shell> useradd -r -g mysql -s /bin/false mysql shell> cd ...
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Can't launch BeEF in Arch Linux

Whenever I type : ruby beef , I obtain the following output. [21:04:34][*] Bind socket [imapeudora1] listening on [0.0.0.0:2000]. [21:04:34][*] Browser Exploitation Framework (BeEF) 0.4.7.0-alpha ...
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Terminal: create bootable USB from iso

How can I create a bootable USB stick from an iso image? I thought dd should do the work, but so far I were unsuccesful. This is what I've tried: umount /dev/sdx deleted every partition on sdx ...
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Trying to download new Yakuake skins on my Arch/Gnome installation, but cannot

Currently I am using Arch Linux with a Gnome Desktop Environment. Now I have chosen to use Yakuake as my terminal. I'd like to use other skins that other people have put up online for my terminal. ...
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How to install from the command line in Arch Linux?

The company just gave us all a new virtual machine for development porpoises. It runs Arch Linux, which nobody here has experience of. The VM has no internet access, but we can side load files by ...
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In Arch linux, is there any way to update one particular package?

In Arch linux, is there any way to update one particular package? Without uninstalling it.
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Updated my arch linux server and now I get tmux: need UTF-8 locale (LC_CTYPE) but have ANSI_X3.4-1968

I recently updated my Arch Linux server and during that process tmux got updated. I was using tmux while the upgrade was going on and used it afterwards, but all during the same SSH session. Now, ...
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how to dual boot arch with win 10?

I was working on my arch linux for like two months and everything was fine until i had to install windows 10 to use some softwares, after installing windows 10 i couldn't enter my arch! there was no ...
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Does the size of my Arch always grow when I install updates?

Since Arch Linux is a rolling distributive, each time I update a system by "pacman -Syu" it downloads updates of about 50-100Mb and then it unzips them which make them even bigger. I wonder, does ...
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No output through stereo jack

I cannot get any sound to output through either of my PC's stereo jacks. I do not even hear the typical static when I plug a device in. This is the case even though Phonon displays "built-in audio." I ...
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Unable to use a self-signed certif. on localhost

I created a self-signed certificate for localhost for testing as follows: openssl genrsa -out key.pem 2048 openssl req -new -key key.pem -out certificate.csr openssl x509 -req -in certificate.csr ...
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Problem installing Flash player standlone version in Arch Linux

Recently I tried to install Adobe Flash Player Standalone version on Archlinux using AUR packages.There was no Tarball to download and i cloned the git repo.When i ran makepkg it gives me a error. ...
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systemd-boot freezes on keyboard input

I'm trying to boot architect Linux on my pc, which uses systemd-boot for its UEFI boot manager. The problem is, since I'm running a NVidia card, when i press e to edit the arguments so I can pass ...
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Netgear WNA3100 USB wireless. How do i install Arch linux with this card?

I know, install the drivers, right? As a complete newbie, I'm flustered. Sure, the card was a bad choice, as it's clear from minimal research that itshe not the most Linux-friendly card out there, ...
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How does one install Arch Linux with P4P800-E motherboard?

Really, I'm not sure the issue is the motherboard. I'm not sure what the issue is at all, but my research ability is limited to googling the various error messages I get from attempting installs of ...
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su permision denied from terminal Arch linux [duplicate]

When I try to become super user (root) from terminal I receive permission denied, but when I try from tty console (press ctrl + alt + F2) I have access to root. My question is how can I receive ...
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What would cause my video driver to stop working after every update?

I don't even know what kind of information I should post here to help identify the problem, so I am just going to go for it and hope for a productive outcome…I am not sure if this is a systemd issue ...
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How do I automatically execute `netctl start tq84-wifi` on bootup?

I have configured a wifi connection in /etc/netctl/tq84-wifi in a Arch Linux installation and am able to manually start it with sudo netctl start tq84-wifi. Now I'd like to have my installation start ...
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some windows in i3wm look weird

I use Arch Linux with i3WM. In i3 some of the windows and their menus look fine but in applications like Eclipse and Transmission, it makes weird unseparated tool bars. This image looks fine: but ...
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I am stuck with the next step to setup a dual boot for Windows 7 and Arch Linux

I am trying to configure my laptop so as to be able to dual boot Windows 7 (64Bit) and Arch Linux. The laptop on which I want to do that came pre installed with Windows 7. The installation consisted ...
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AE_NOT_FOUND Evaluating _DOD

I have arch linux installed on my Dell inspiron 3543, fwts told me about a message in my kernal log about an acpi ae_not_found exception while evaluating _DOD. It seems that this is related to my ...
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Font bug in Java apps on Arch Linux

What happens with fonts in my JAVA apps? SOAP UI screen as example (see toolbox)... I have no idea where is the problem. SYS: up-to-date ARCH LINUX. $ archlinux-java status Available Java ...
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Arch linux; changing fstab for bootable backups

I am trying to setup a fully bootable Arch backup by following https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/full_system_backup_with_rsync I am having a little trouble understanding the example "Update the ...
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Arch linux applications do not open

I've installed the arch linux into my old hp machine. I have faced a problem that almost every app does not open (not including terminal, settings and browser). What should I do and how to fix it? ...
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NvidiaSettings not working on Bumblebee Arch Linux

So, I have a fresh Arch install. I have Bubmlebee, mesa, the intel drivers, bbswitch, etc... The problem is that Nvidia Settings says there is no X configuration file when I launch it. I create one ...
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authentication failure on new arch install

Disclaimer: I'm pretty new to this, but I would say I'm very capable. I'm setting up a new machine running Arch and after going through the beginner's guide I rebooted into the machine and when ...
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switch_root with systemd: “Too many levels of symbolic links”

I'm trying to boot a proprietary kernel build and OS after an upgrade to libc and numerous other tools. I'm booting using an initramfs in the 3.2.0 kernel with some utilities, like busybox. However, ...
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How can I encrypt a file with dm-crypt? [closed]

I've never encrypted files in my Linux distribution. Now I need to do that. I'm on Arch. I went to the documentation, it says that support of TrueCrypt is discontinued and after examining other ...
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Arch Linux - No network available after crash

Wireless worked fine until VirtualBox make my laptop freeze. I had to unplug it. After reboot, when I use wifi-menu, no network is available. I have all my drivers, and all interfaces are DOWN. ...