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Arch Linux failed to install libproxy for invalid signature

The following message is from my terminal: resolving dependencies... looking for inter-conflicts... Targets (1): libproxy-0.4.7-2 Total Installed Size: 0.29 MiB Proceed with installation? [Y/n] ...
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what is oldroot?

When I shutdown my laptop there are some messages like unmounting oldroot/* They came after a kernel-update, just curious what this means and if I need "oldroot"
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Why is a mirror list important for my Arch installation?

The "Select a Mirror" section of the Beginner's Guide for Arch Linux is simple enough, but it doesn't explain why an operating system would need a list of mirrors (it's the first time I hear of this). ...
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chromeos - failed to read partition table

I am trying to install archlinux natively on my chromebook. I am following the instructions here, however when I try to create a new disk label for GPT localhost ~ # parted /dev/mmcblk1 mklabel gpt ...
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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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How to access u boot environment from linux?

How can I access and change the u-Boot env variables in linux. Using the u-boot/tools/env directory in u boot directory: u-boot$ make env Which created the executable file fw_printenv. I copied ...
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Arch bsd will not boot right if all on usb [on hold]

I have been wanting to use the bsd side of linux for a while but when i mount the iso file on a usb it will not boot. any solutions? sry for the crappy tags....
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In Archlinux, it has a valid ip, but no connection could established

~ % uname -a Linux archlinux 3.17.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Dec 7 23:43:32 UTC 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux ~ % ip route default via 192.168.1.1 dev wlp3s0 metric 303 192.168.1.0/24 dev ...
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Convert pacman package to deb or rpm?

Given a pacman package (.pkg.tar.xz), is there a tool to convert it to a deb or rpm package? In other words, I'm looking for an equivalent to alien. So far, I got the impression that such a tool does ...
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keep losing IP with dhcpcd

I have an Arch Linux install in a VirtualBox VM, and as I'm working all of a sudden, it will lose it's dynamic IP address. When this happens, if I check on the status of the dhcpcd service it says ...
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i3 and XFCE: how to get rid of the Desktop container, float windows and shutdown the machine?

I'm using the i3 Window Manager, and am quite happy so far, but I have a few issues. Using XFCE, my "Desktop" is seen as a separate container (window). That means that when I open a new program in ...
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Problems with USB microphone ARCHLinux

My USB mic in webcam in Skype not working (cam works fine). I use Arch Linux with alsa. I set up pulseaudio but then I removed it because it is not stable. cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [SB ...
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How can I move files on Arch Linux to a Windows Partition

So I have my Arch Linux Partion on /dev/sda1 and I have my Windows Partition on /dev/sda4 when I used Ubuntu I could easily move files from Ubuntu to my Windows system and access them however whenever ...
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Arch Linux slow shutdown

I'm suffering from a very slow shutdown/reboot with Arch Linux, so I followed the instructions given here to enable logging. So here is the log generated during (slow) reboot that unfortunatelly I ...
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How to have user directory for GNOME wallpapers

I have my wallpapers stored on Dropbox organized by dimensions and I would like to have them available to GNOME. However, I have found this is absurdely hard to do, as even complex searches on various ...
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Arch Linux in Qemu : Failed to access perfctr msr error

I got the Arch Linux (march build) iso file through bittorrent lately. I tried to run it in VM, but it only gets up to the main screen (The screen where you select what you want to do) shown below: ...
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archlinux cannot execute java after update

I 've updated raspberry pi b+ arch linux via pacman -Syyu and now I cannot run java anymore because of following error: [xxxx@pi ~]# java -bash: /usr/bin/java: cannot execute binary file: Exec format ...
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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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How to run systemd user service to trigger on sleep (aka. suspend, hibernate)?

Based on various sources I have cobbled together ~/.config/systemd/user/screenlock.service: [Unit] Description=Lock X session Before=sleep.target [Service] Environment=DISPLAY=:0 ...
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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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Replace webcam transmission with an image from the hard drive

I'm working with an Android app installed in my Arch Linux using the emulator Genymotion. This app is not mine and I have not access to the source code, I'm just working with it. In some part of the ...
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Acpid and Startup Brightness

On Arch Linux on my laptop, I have acpid control the brightness level based on AC plug events. Plugging in gives me max brightness and running on battery sets it at the minimum. My problem is that ...
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Arch Linux terminal not starting

I just installed Arch Linux following a video tutorial from youtube for the first time. However, when I try starting the GNOME terminal it won't start. It will say Terminal at the top of my screen for ...
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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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Can't connect to WLAN with netctl

I can't connect to a WiFi network. I tried various methods such as wpa_supplicant and wicd. At the moment I'm trying netctl. When I enter the command: systemctl --type=service I see the following ...
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How to set up MouseButton4 on TeamSpeak

Is there a way to set up Button4/5 to push-to-talk in TeamSpeak? For Example: In Firefox I can undoing and forwarding but TeamSpeak doesn't recognize clicks. I'm using Arch Linux and my mouse is ...
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Connection error for linux webcam driver for matlab

This might seem like a duplicate post, well yes it is, but I have a different problem compared with the duplicate version of it. My value for imaqhwinfo gives me: InstalledAdaptors: {'dcam' ...
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Right clicks not detected after burst of right-clicks

I am having a problem with right-clicks going undetected when I do a "burst" of right clicks (e.g. 2 or more per second for a short duration). This is really annoying when playing DotA2 which requires ...
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Linux Watcom CTH680 eraser not working

I am using kernel 3.17.6-1-ARCH (Arch Linux) with xf86-input-wacom 0.27.0-1 Pen and touch works on CTH680, however eraser is not detected. xinput --list ⎜ ↳ Wacom Intuos PT M Pen ...
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Backup to flash drive using rsync

I've decided to make a full backup from my SSD disk to flash drive. According to archwiki general backup is done with following command: rsync -aAXv ...
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How to give permission to group to read/edit unowned files on archlinux?

I'd like to be able to read files from external hdd or other partitions without having to su root every time or chmod the whole partition to myself/group. How can I give myself/group permission to ...
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Can I install on my PC an Arch Linux installed in VirtualBox?

I was wondering if I can install Arch Linux in VirtualBox, installing there all the apps I will use, and then make an ISO to install on my PC (I mean, as host and not as guest). Is there a way to do ...
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Arch linux vmware workstation 9 installation problem

After partitioning the drive and installing archlinux after reboot I get this error: piix4_smbus 0000:00:07.3: Host SMBus controller not enabled. sda1: WRITE SAME failed. Manually zeroing. Then ...
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Trouble getting Exfat formatted drive to mount

I've just performed a new install of arch linux (3.15.3-1) on a macbook pro 8.2 All of my data is on an exfat drive, and I've installed exfat-utils. However, when I try mount -t exfat /dev/sdb1 ...
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Arch Linux Live USB no longer booting UEFI

My Lenovo laptop is running Arch Linux with a UEFI GPT partition table. One day I powered up my laptop, but couldn't get passed the Lenovo boot screen. I used a USB stick to boot up and reinstall ...
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Intel HDMI monitor not recognized

The problem I've got two graphics cards in my computer: Nvidia GTX 580 Intel Graphics (onboard) The Nvidia part is working fine: plugged in a DVI cable to my monitor and everything works ...
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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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ifconfig -a get needed data grepping

If I issue following command to obtain network interface data: [root@pi lib]# ifconfig -a eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 inet 192.168.0.154 netmask ...
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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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How to configure network for pluggable ethernet adapter under ArchLinux (systemd)?

I have an USB ethernet adapter, but I am not sure how to configure it that the network is set up properly when the adapter is plugged in and out. Can I add something to netctl's config file to link it ...
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psmouse sync issues!

I have Compaq CQ61-420US (64-bit AMD) laptop with Synaptics touchpad checked using $ egrep -i 'synap' /proc/bus/input/devices N: Name="SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" But recently after Arch Linux ...
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wifi failed to start with Arch Linux on laptop

I just installed Arch Linux. Wifi worked fine for me on installation but as soon as I rebooted, I received failure messages when trying to connect to my router. When trying to access my router ...
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Does Linux support the ThinkPad Helix 2?

I'm holding out for the ThinkPad Helix 2, which has a detachable tablet as a screen. It comes out later this month. I've heard that installing Linux on bleeding edge technology can be problematic ...
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How can I change the save location of the system journal?

(for an Arch Linux system) Is it possible to change the storage location of the system journal to a specific directory?
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netctl profiles library for developers exists?

Are there any libraries (for C/C++, Java, PHP) to work with netctl profiles? So developer can create/change/delete profiles from its code programmaticaly?
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Updating from kernel 3.16 to 3.17 broke device support

I have a wacom bamboo pad, one of the non-supported tablets by the wacom project. When you first plug it in the kernel doesn't seem to recognise it at all. Despite of that, I could make it work by ...
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PGP keyserver and proxy firewall issues

I am not sure this is a Linux question directly ... I use Arch Linux which uses package signing. This requires me to download a set of pgp keys with the pacman-key program. This works off the ...
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Arch: Awesome Window Manager won't start

I can't get my awesome running. I installed awesome and all dependecies with pacman and followed the beginning of the following guide to get awesome running: ...
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RT3070 driver will not compile

I'm trying to compile the RT3070 driver on Arch but it's not compiling. When I run make some of the files compile but most others spit out error messages and do not compile. I don't know what to do to ...
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How to restrict output of iw dev wlp3s0 scan?

I am trying to configure a wireless network on a newly installed Arch Linux. The command iw dev wlp3s0 scan gives information about all the found networks. I only need the information about my SSID.