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Bash autocomplete with vim command

In bash, autocompletion of paths has recently stopped working when issuing vim commands where the path is deeper than two directories (it continues to work as expected with other commands, such as ls ...
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Dmenu does not start some programms (e.g., emacs) — is there a log file?

I'm running dwm with dmenu under Arch Linux. While dmenu is working, it doesn't start some programs, e.g., emacs, although it shows the command with auto-completion. When I start them in the terminal, ...
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How to properly and easy configure `xdg-open` without any enviroment?

I'm using OpenBox window manager without any desktop enviroment. xdg-open behaves strangely. It opens everything with firefox. $ xdg-settings --list Known properties: default-web-browser ...
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Arch Linux RPI: How accurate is the time on the RPi in Linux?

Currently I'm working on a application on my RPi which will be monitoring a set of GPIOs in real-time where the exact time when the GPIO turns HIGH is crucial for my application. And I need to know ...
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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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How do I enable sound in this fresh Arch install?

I'm following the Arch Beginner's Guide. I have Arch running. Now I'm working on the post-installation instructions, one of the first parts of which is to unmute the speakers. This is where my ...
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pacman does not sync core

I run as root pacman -Syu However it just skips right over [core], without prompts, etc. Just like it was normal to proceed when 0% done. It just proceeds with extra and community. How can I force ...
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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 do I get to use .local hostnames with Arch Linux?

If I'm using Ubuntu or Linux Mint (the only two flavours I've tried and know work for sure), I can run something like this: wayne@myhost$ ssh wayne@otherhost.local And the name is automagically ...
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Hardware configuration required for DNS server

How can I know Hardware configuration required for DNS server: What will be the expected QPS (Queries Per Second) on the server. 5/Sec and peak time 10-20/Sec How many hosts will be ...
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How do I enable rsync in libcurl?

I'm on Arch. When pacman tries to download a package from an ftp server, It fails with the error message Protocol rsync not supported or disabled in libcurl This has been bugging me for a little ...
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How do I pg_upgrade my database on Arch Linux?

I was running postgres 8.4 on arch but now have 9 installed I want to use pg_upgrade to upgrade but I don't know what all the options I have to use are, and all the directories that I have to point it ...
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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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How do I deal with a certificate based transparent proxy in Arch Linux?

I have setup an Arch Linux VM at work, and my company uses a transparent (cut-through) proxy with a self-signed certificate and requires authentication. Whenever I try to install any packages through ...
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Permissions in Ext4 Truecrypt Drive

I just used the Truecrypt GUI to encrypt my entire USB hard drive (currently /dev/sdb). I formatted it to ext4. Now, I can mount it in my home directory with the command truecrypt --mount ...
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Cannot connect with 3g modem during Arch installation

I was trying to install Arch Linux with 3g modem. I had previously downloaded usb_modswitch and wvdial and their dependencies. I booted Arch and installed them. Then I copied my Ubuntu's ...
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Can't Login to phpmyadmin without using password

I would like to logging into phpmyadmin without using password. However I changed AllowNoPassword to TRUE in /etc/webapps/phpmyadmin/config.inc.php : $cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowNoPassword'] = true; ...
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netctl start PROFILE fails

Upon login to serial console I run a command via /etc/profile netctl start wlan0-ROUTENZUG However it fails, yielding this output Job for netctl@wlan0\x2ROUTENZUG.service failed. See ´sytemctl status ...
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Unresponsive desktop after resume from hibernation

After booting up my computer after hibernation (suspend to disk), my desktop is unresponsive for up to 15 minutes. I've found that the slowness is caused by the fact that all running applications seem ...
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Fonts in chromium

(no, it isn't this) My bold fonts are completely deformed in some sites (mostly SE) in chromium. I have had this issue for a while on two Arch systems, but not in Ubuntu. Here is an example from a ...
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Differences in package management between Debian and Arch

A discussion from this post made me curious of differences between Debian and Arch package management. Also, people tend to say that Arch is very light-weight, so I wonder what that has to do with ...
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Cross compile a raspberry pi kernel

I've been trying for the past few hours to cross compile a rpi kernel on my Arch Linux distro and then my Ubuntu distro when that failed, I received similar errors for both attempts. I'm currently ...
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df-command free disk-space wrong [duplicate]

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 107G 4.4G 97G 5% / dev 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /dev run 3.9G 576K 3.9G 1% /run tmpfs 3.9G ...
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Canon Pixma MG4150 not working on Arch Linux

I’m trying to install a Canon Pixma MG4150 multifunction printer on Arch Linux 3.5.4-1-ARCH x86_64. The device is not working out of the box, I didn’t find anything about this printer on Google for a ...
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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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How to properly lock desktop when hibernating?

If I lock the screen, hibernate by closing the laptop lid, open the laptop lid and press the power button, the screen will just show a black surface and I can start typing the password immediately. If ...
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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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Unable to synchronize the clocks on a dual boot system

A have a dual boot system: Ubuntu and Arch. Ubuntu was installed first. A while after installing Arch, I've set up its clock because it was 8 behind my current time zone (my time zone is gmt +8). I ...
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How to reboot/shut down gracefully in Awesome WM?

My current configuration uses kdesu shutdown -[rh] now to reboot/shut down. The entire shutdown procedure takes about 1-2 seconds. But after every boot Firefox says it was shut down prematurely, ...
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debootstrap terminates partway through with “stdin: not in compressed format”

I'm on an Arch GNU/Linux system, fully up-to-date (both official repositories and from the AUR). I'm attempting to install a copy of Debian Wheezy so that I can chroot into it and work with the ...
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/bypass folder on ArchBang - safe to delete?

Anyone know what is this folder for, and if it's safe to delete it? It's an ArchBang box, and this folder was there ever since install. I'm not really sure if it's just some junk left after ...
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Error running Virtual Box on Arch Linux

I installed Virtual Box regularly on Arch Linux using pacman: pacman -S virtualbox When i run virtualbox from the terminal, the GUI of the program is loaded but I can't use a virtual machine and I ...
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LXDM login doesn't work

I installed Arch Linux on VirtualBox. As a login manager, I've chosen LXDM and XFCE for the window manager. I've set /usr/bin/startxfce4 as the session in etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf. The problem is that ...
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Graceful shutdown in ArchLinux

I'm trying to get a graceful shutdown/reboot in ArchLinux with GNOME Shell. Now, when I ask for shut-down, it immediately shuts down without giving open programs time to gracefully close / save open ...
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Disable Gnome on boot in Antergos

I use Antegos (a distribution based on Arch Linux) and I installed GNOME in my system. How can I disable GNOME running at system boot? After booting without GNOME, how can I start it again?
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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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Nautilus Actions embedded not working right

I installed Nautilus Actions from Community (nautilus-actions) and the Nautilus Terminal from Community (nautilus-terminal). I can see the terminal (screenshot http://screencloud.net/v/EknY) and I ...
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xdg-open default applications behavior

When I have no defaults.list and mimeapps.list, xdg-open opens text/plain with gvim. But when I create defaults.list in /usr/share/applications/ and add the following lines : [Default Applications] ...
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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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Emacs — terrible font spacing [closed]

System: Archlinux latest Emacs: 24.3 Emacs Config config: https://github.com/jilen/prelude Seems emacs cannot handle Ligatures
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ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension on Arch (postgresql)

I can't install gem pg on Arch due to the error: Gem::Ext::BuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. /home/alex/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.1.1/bin/ruby extconf.rb checking for ...
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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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Why X server runs on TTY1 and not TTY7 on Arch Linux?

I've used Debian derivates (*buntu, CrunchBang), Mandriva, OpenSuSE, Fedora, name it.. all of them had X server at TTY7 (at least I think it was 7), accessed with: Ctrl + Alt + F7 Now, I moved to ...
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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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How to rebuild glibc on Arch Linux?

It seems like MATLAB is royally screwed up on Linux, because it "dynamically loads some libs with static TLS", which doesn't mean anything to me other than I get bunches of errors. The suggested work ...
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Gnome3/Archlinux move windows with keys?

Looking for an app that will allow me to move my Gnome3 windows with keys like Ctrl+Alt+Home to move to top left corner of the screen. Essentially, this is what Winsplit revolution does on windows. ...
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External disk partitions with identical UUIDs

I have two external USB drives of the same make and model, and one of them is driving me slightly nuts by never being assigned a UUID (or, at least, it doesn't show up in /dev/disk/by-uuid). What ...
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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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Connecting to Verizon Mifi (wirelss hotspot) breaks everything

This question is obviously network related, but I thought it would be more appropriately placed in this forum because it's really not so much a connectivity issue. I recently got my hands on one of ...
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Any reason NOT to run Linux in a VM all the time?

I've switched to using Arch Linux for most of my day to day work and don't need Windows for anything but gaming and the couple of apps that aren't ported to Linux like OneNote. My Linux distro is ...