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How to password lock usb ports in arch linux [on hold]

I want USB ports to be password locked and it should be easy to unlock via gui or cli.
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How to run Arch Linux pacaur non-interactively?

I want to be able to install packages unattended with the Arch Linux package manager pacaur. On Ubuntu, one can do: apt-get -y install htop What is the equivalent in Arch Linux, using Pacaur?
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Grub2 unable to boot encrypted root

I'm using ArchLinux, I followed their tutorial on encrypting your root filesystem: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Using_DM-Crypt But I cannot get grub to boot the encrypted partition. My ...
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How to install the package 'dpkg' from the AUR

Today I installed Archlinux and I tried to install the following package 'dpkg' from the AUR. I tried 2 methods: pacman -S dpkg and after that failed I downloaded the *.tar.gz and tried: pacman -U ...
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How to recreate a package file from installed package?

I used yaourt to successfully build and install an AUR package, unfortunately missing the fact that in its default configuration the built package is removed after installation. Since the build took ...
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How can I remove packages untracked by pacman I installed from source?

Hey so the question pretty much says it all, ive installed the irc client quassel and I want to get rid of it now but i dont know how to do so with pacman because i installed it from the source code, ...
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Pacman(Arch linux) on LFS

Is it possible to have a package manager(in my case pacman) on LFS? Not just compiling it will it work?
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Possible issues with SSD SATA3 drive

While investigating the issue with my SATA3 SSD drive being recognized as SATA2 (for some reason had to change SATA ports to fix it) I noticed the following messages when I run: $ dmesg | grep ...
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Is there anyway to automatically mount a filesystem when I open a symbolic link to a directory on that filesystem?

I am using Arch with Xfce. Recently, I have created a symbolic link to a directory on a filesystem. But I don't want to mount the filesystem during boot or manually mount it before I open the ...
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Arch Linux ARMv6 (RPi B+) boot issue

I've asked around in the Raspberry Pi stack exchange, and am not having much luck, so I thought I'd try migrate this question here. I am tinkering with different Linux flavours on the B+, but I am ...
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Disable KWallet password request in Arch Plasma 5

KWallet requests a password on startup. I want to get rid of this but I have found no way to disable it and also cannot remove KWallet itself: # sudo pacman -R kwallet checking dependencies... error: ...
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Trying to record a screencast using ffmpeg but my mouse pointer is invisible

I'm trying to record a screencast using ffmpeg but my mouse pointer is invisible. What am I doing wrong? This is the command: ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -f x11grab -r 30 -s 1024x768 -i :0.0 ...
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In Archlinux, it has a valid ip, but no connection could established

Later I changed a wireless router, and everything goes OK. Maybe there were something incompatible between the former one and the latter. Yet I can't get the reason. ...
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ssh does not get host key

I have a PivosXios-DS-M3 XBMC-Box, wich run xbmc12 until yesterday. All my desktops run Archlinux. Yesterday, I did a fresh install of tofu-linux to the Pivos-box (Kodi 14.1). Thus, on my arch ...
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Why does qjackctl come up with gray windows, no GUI?

I ran qjackctl a while ago. The window came up gray, no GUI controls. I tried killing it, and using xkill. It went away, but ps still shows qjackctl. About fifteen of them! For I had attempted to ...
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Can I use a login manager to choose different window managers?

I'm working towards an Arch install with a tiling window manager (probably i3) but was wondering whether it's possible to use a login manager and have the Gnome 3 desktop available as a fallback. So ...
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USB Stick recognized but not mountable

I have a USB Stick which is recognized by my laptop but there is no partition to mount. The device is listed in /dev/ as sdb but no partition /dev/sdb1. fdisk -l also displays nothing about /dev/sdb. ...
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How do I figure out what's freezing up my machine?

I am running Arch on this machine: 3.40GHz i7 hexacore (4930K) 16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM 2xSamsung 840 EVO SSDs in Raid0 (using BTRFS raid) When I run VMware on my Arch with a few VMs (2 ...
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How to convert .sh to arch packages? [closed]

How to convert .sh to arch packages? Technically I'm a new manjaro user coming from debian/ubuntu world. There are packages out there that are not available in arch repo, or perhaps they are orphan ...
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how to use tc with htb on arch-linux

I'm trying to use this tc script on my arch box. Specifically, the first line, roughly equal to tc qdisc add dev eth0 root handle 1: htb default 3 fails with RTNETLINK answers: Operation not ...
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Why does PAM prevent root from using useradd?

I'm using Arch Linux on a single-user workstation with LXDE and lxde-session autologin to the regular user. I then "su" or "sudo" to root privileges, and try to run "useradd." useradd fails on my ...
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Arch linux: set keyboard layout to PL

I'm unsuccessfully trying to force my Arch to set pl layout on X start. I've googled for solutions, and I found couple of tutorials/tips but none of them works. My current, keyboard related ...
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*DM Login problems

I got my laptop battery accidently disconnected, while the laptop was suspended to RAM. And now I'm experiencing these problems: When I'm trying to login to the system using sddm or kdm: after I enter ...
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Xfce Run Preferred Web Browser with Argument

I am running Arch Linux and have Xfce4 installed along with Chromium. I want to make Chromium my default web browser, but unless I pass the option --user-data-dir=/home/chris, it doesn't start because ...
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Mplayer fails to play network stream

I'm trying to play youtube streams with mplayer. On running mplayer -cache 2048 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USUA_1WVM8I, I get the following output and the video does not play at all. MPlayer ...
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Is there a way to really prioritize processes or make Linux respect their priorities?

I know there are process priorities like in other operating systems, going from -20 (most prio) to 19 (less prio) but Linux seems to ignore them. Right now I was building the kernel in the background ...
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Failed to open vdpau backend - Nouveau

I'm using ArchLinux and when I run vlc or mplayer, I used to get the error Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nouveau.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory This doesn't ...
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Arch Linux and xfce4 working strange after system upgrade

I'm having a hard time trying to figure this out. I've been running Arch Linux and Xfce4 smoothly for several months but suddenly after a full system upgrade in which the system asked me to replace ...
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Why does Arch Linux keep Windows headphone mute

I have Windows 7 installed, and headphones work perfectly. Few days ago, I installed Arch Linux along with Win7. This issue appears with gnome/xfce4/openbox. Perhaps it is not related to desktop ...
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Arch Linux becomes unresponsive from khugepaged

I am a heavy VMware workstation 10.0.3 user, and as such I have 32GB RAM on my system. My only operating system is Arch Linux, using Unity for the desktop. Usually when I have two virtual machines ...
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dmesg filled with audits every minute from cron

My dmesg is filled with output of like the following, starting from a couple of seconds after booth and continuing indefinitely: [ 3155.216230] type=1006 audit(1393236841.859:85): pid=4206 uid=0 old ...
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Can't use Control key while setting shortcut keys for compiz

I might got a problem along with my Xorg config, all control keys are now shown as <Primary>, what is that? I just mapped Capslock to Left Control, and I can't set the shortcut key to Control + ...
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Can't mount drive in Thunar anymore

Today, I got a Not authorized to perform operation. message when I tried to mount a drive in Thunar. # cat /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/10-udiskie.pkla [Local Users] ...
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Display problem - Random grid appears on screen

I have recently started using Arch with nvidia driver (I had a lot of problems getting nouveau to even work so I decided to try nvidia) and I started experiencing rather odd problems. Every now and ...
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Arch Linux Ethernet to WiFi bridge

I want to use a Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux to extend my WiFi network. My situation is that I have a spare WiFi router that I want to use to expand my WiFi reception range as well as give me a few ...
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Force fsck check after reboot with single command

I'm looking for systemd's equivalent to the shutdown -F command. I know that I can force fsck by adding fsck.mode=force to kernel options or tweak mount count for disks. I have tried touch /forcefsck ...
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How to open file dialog in screen locker (Antergos / KDE)

Relatively new linux user here, I am running Antergos with KDE and am trying use screen locker through the desktop widgets option. Path: Screen Locker -> Settings -> Desktop Widgets Configure -> ...
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How to troubleshoot audio problems / issues in Arch?

I've been running Arch for almost a year now, and my audio was working great until I started messing around with things (>.>) The reason I started messing around with things is because I want to get ...
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Udev rule is not being used?

I'm setting up udev to handle my external USB hard drive when it gets plugged in and removed (no mounting yet). So far, I've made two new rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/10-local.rules to log ...
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USB Drive not being recognised

It's not being recognised, I have it plugged in, lsblk does not show my USB drive (it's 4gb) Dolphin doesn't show it, it's just not being recognised
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VBox headless: install Archlinux without RDP

I have script to setup headless machine on remote headless server, connected by ssh. It will create machine, attaches disk and archiso, and launches installation. Also, I have script to setup ...
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arch linux, x220, sd card reader

I'm running ArchLinux on a Thinkpad X220. The laptop has a built-in SD/MMC card reader. When inserting SD cards, no card is detected, nothing is logged to dmesg. The reader is listed in lshw as ...
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Log files for kernel panic on Arch Linux

I have recently updated my Arch Linux machine. Since then, I have been getting kernel panics here and there. (the screen freezes and the status lights on my keyboard are blinking) It seems to happen ...
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cannot get speakers to work on arch linux

I have just installed arch linux (no DE) on my computer, then installed mpg123 and mplayer to play mp3 from command-line by either of them. But the sound is not coming, what's wrong? (I did got some ...
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How to set apache Document root on ntfs partition?

I'm running Arch Linux and installed apache, php and mysql (not mariadb) there. Arch root partition have limited size, because I set big partition on ntfs filesystem for shared files between OS (I'm ...
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How to clear journalctl

I couldn't find in google any safe way to clear systemd journal. Do anyone know any safe and reliable way to do so? Added: As a reason, let's say I was experimenting with something and my logs got ...
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How can I perform a clean install of Arch?

Basically I had another distro on my hard drive but I want to format it for complete use by Arch. I know how to set it up and such, it's just the formatting/partitioning part that I'm a little bit ...
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Arch Linux makepkg for AUR now always fails on finding dependencies

When trying to install something from AUR like I have done successful before with no issues, it now always fails. [seth@archbang google-talkplugin-amd64]$ makepkg -si ==> Making package: ...