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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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Why does Dropbox say “Killed” on Arch Linux?

I'm trying to install Dropbox on Arch Linux. I've installed both dropbox and dropbox-cli, at least to the point of having the binaries. When I run dropbox on its own, it just responds Killed in red ...
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Netboot error: Invalid kernel argument

I'm trying to install Arch using the Netboot Live System following these steps: Install Syslinux on a SD card according to its wiki. Copy the iPXE kernel image to the SD card. Create an syslinux.cfg ...
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Pop-up event reminders in Korganizer, when synchronizing with Google Calendar

I have "connected" my Google Calendar with Korganizer. I create an event within my Google account. I want pop-up reminders to show up when I go home, even though the events weren't create by ...
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RAID: ZFS or Btrfs?

I've mounted my own NAS with ArchLinux on an old HDD. I want to add 3x4To to have real storage capabilites and I would like to use a RAID5 system with these 3 disks. I've read a lot about ZFS Raid-z ...
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How to install a Ruby gem on Arch Linux using Puppet?

I've got the following: class travis_linter { include shell package { 'travis-lint': ensure => latest, provider => gem, } } When I try to test it, however, I get the ...
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Usb drive not detected /arch

I have this USB drive that doesn't seem to be detected neither on lsblk or fdisk. Here are some outputs: Dmesg: [93812.546850] usb 2-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 33 using ehci-pci ...
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How to print from Arch Linux via Wi-Fi to Canon MG6450?

I have a Canon MG6450 with Wi-Fi enabled and an up-to-date Arch Linux installation with cnijfilter-mg4200 3.80-1 installed. I can see the printer in print dialogues (sometimes it takes a second to ...
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Why does desktop locking stop working after some time?

xautolock is clearly running: $ ps wafux | grep [x]autolock user 21410 0.0 0.0 20124 2628 ? S Nov05 0:04 xautolock -time 10 -notify 30 -notifier notify-send --urgency low ...
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udev .rules not running script

I'd like my computer to run certain scripts when a specific keyboard is (1) plugged in, (2) plugged out, (3) detected at startup. Here's the device: [rob@X200 vim]$ lsusb | grep keyb Bus 005 Device ...
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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 problem: What is causing the black screen problem when logging into Cinnamon?

I first posted this in February, but I'm making the problem clearer because I had no responses in 6 months, and the problem still exists. My Arch boots to the terminal. I login as root. I start ...
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New Apple keyboard layout on Arch Linux

Apple authorized support changed the top case and keyboard on my Macbook Air that was manufactured in 2011 and the new keyboard layout is not recognized. I've installed Arch on this notebook but I ...
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Central solution for switching proxy settings

At work we have a proxy server, at home I do not have one. In total I have 5 virtual machines and a bunch of other programs which do not support using the system proxy settings. When I come home from ...
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“Fork failed” while using my development environment

I'm a software developer mainly using Java on Arch Linux. I am experiencing a lot of resource failures recently, in my development environment and in the system itself. When I start all the ...
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Small CLI-only distribution based on Arch or Debian

I've looked at a lot of topics that look like what I'm looking for but aren't quite what I want. To give you some context, my ultimate goal is to have a Vagrant box that can compile some C code and ...
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How can I remap mouse buttons to modifier keys?

I have a fairly standard Logitech M510 wireless mouse with the three regular buttons, forward and back buttons, and scrolling and sidescrolling. The forward and back buttons are worse than useless ...
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Netctl causes getty to clear the screen and re-display the issue message

I have systemd configured to not clear the terminal before calling getty, and also getty itself is run with the --noclear option, so that my boot messages are left displayed when the login prompt from ...
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Virtualization (KVM) and excessive cached RAM

I've set up a virtual machine through KVM-libvirt (virt-manager) with Windows 10 on it and I'm getting an odd behavior on the host side. I'm running a 64bit Arch host with 24GB of RAM, 12 of which are ...
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Help with udev rules my Keyboard thinks it's a Joystick

I'm running Archlinux and I have a weird problem my "Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600" gets picked up as a Joystick and a Keyboard for some reason. Note: Output trimmed ─$ xinput list Virtual core ...
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Why am I only getting two options in systemd-boot?

I set up an Arch USB stick, following the instructions given at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/USB_flash_installation_media#In_Windows_2, section 1.2.2. Specifically, I extracted the Arch ISO ...
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Arch Linux - make: error while loading shared libraries: libunistring

I keep getting this same error when trying to install various packages: make: error while loading shared libraries: libunistring.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory It's ...
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How do I refresh the Google calendar in Gnome?

I'm using Gnome 3.14 on Arch Linux. I'm fond of the calendar drop-down when you click on the time in the top panel. I've set up my Google calendar to show there, but if I happen to be offline when ...
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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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Pulseaudio issues - line out/headphones defaulting; connection to other programs (“not running as session daemon”)

I am running Pulseaudio with a combined digital+analogue channel (the digital is an HDMI connection to my monitor('s speaker); the analogue is a connection to separate speakers). Whenever the ...
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Play sound when suspending and resuming

I'm trying to get my sound theme all working how I want it. Reading the sound naming spec by freedesktop, it has an entry "suspend-start" and "suspend-end", which is supposed to fire when the ...
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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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How to set up AMD Cayman/Antilles HDMI Audio (Radeon HD 6900 series)?

I've got an AMD Radeon HD 6950 card: $ lspci | grep AMD 03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cayman PRO [Radeon HD 6950] 03:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro ...
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Plymouth splash not working and causing VT problems

Since I tried installing Plymouth (boot splash), I'm facing two problems : It's not working My Virtual Terminals (tt1 - 6) aren't working anymore Here what I did : Added plymouth hook (after ...
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SSH server is not disconnecting session when I shutdown the machine

I have a Arch Linux virtual machine, if I shutdown the machine while a ssh connection is alive. The SSH session would stuck (and the machine shuts down correctly) So the server is not disconnecting ...
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Recovering files using extundelete

I've accidentally deleted some files in my package managers's cache after an update (so I've deleted all packages that were downloade and unforunately they weren't even installed). Here's what I've ...
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Make yaourt does not reinstall when already installed

Is there a way to make yaourt does not reinstall when the package (from AUR) already installed $ yaourt -Q jruby local/jruby 1.7.3-1 but somehow $ yaourt --needed --noconfirm -S jruby keep ...
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WiFi not working - wlan0 FAILED

My Arch (3.6.5-1) is exhibiting a rather peculiar problem: when wifi is set up, all logs indicate that the setup was successful and that the interface is up and functional. However, when attempting to ...
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Toshiba Drive Sleeping - SDPARM

My toshiba 1tb external keeps going to sleep and I can't seem to locate anything that resembles a standby parameter. Does anyone know a way to get this drive to quit sleeping? Here is the output of ...
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Gnome 3 notification not working after switching back from XFCE 4

I'm using Archlinux. I've recently switched back from XFCE 4 to Gnome 3. So i reinstalled notification-daemon (since there was a conflict between it and XFCE 4 notification daemon) pacman -S ...
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WiFi card disappears after reboot, but not after cold boot

I have an Arch-based server (Zotac Nano, AMD Kabini-based) which doubles as WiFi access point using a miniPCI Atheros WiFi card. If I start it form cold boot (as in “it was off”), then everything ...
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compton i3 tabbed/stacked transparency background image

I have a rule in compton (on i3) that when I am in tabbed/stacked mode, I see not a window from the tabbed container but my background image behind my semitransparent terminal. But for some reason, ...
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Creating an Arch ISO image produces invalid cross-device link errors

I have been trying to create a custom Arch ISO by following the archiso article at The ArchWiki, unfortunately whenever I run ./build.sh -v from my ~/archlive directory I get one of two types of ...
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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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No delay between ssh login attempts

I recently had some problems I believe to be related to pam, but still for some reason there are no delay between login attempts. When searching around, people seem to only have the opposite problem: ...
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How do I control which “form” of a font family is used by default in Google Chrome?

I recently installed the Roboto font in Arch Linux using aur/ttf-roboto. For some reason, Google Chrome picks Roboto Thin instead of Roboto Regular, whereas Firefox picks the Regular one: I'd ...
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Emulated Graphics on Arch Linux?

I've made an installation of ArchLinux on a new HP Envy 13 (i5-6200U). I've configured the distribution to use GNOME for the Graphics Display Manager (GDM). My trouble is that for a new laptop, the ...
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Why does pacman stop when I freeze the output with ctrl+s

I sometimes use ctrl+s to send an XOFF signal to freeze the output of a program without stopping the program itself. However, pacman, unlike most other programs, stops as if you had pressed ctrl+z. It ...
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Arch Linux stuck booting

Since I updated my Arch system with sudo pacman -Syu I am not able to boot into X anymore. All I see is a warning about the unsupported brightness interface. This was shown before, is a known bug and ...
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How to configure Systemd User Service with a Timer

I have a systemd user service that works as expected. It is started like this: systemctl start test@user The problem is that I need to run this service on a timer possibly for multiple users. There ...
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GRUB doesn't find /boot in LVM

My system was installed with the Antergos installer and it runs encrypted GRUB. This works fine, just have to insert decryption key twice. Then I added LVM and created three LVM volumes, boot root ...
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Paste clipboard content without X

I'm sshing into ArchLinux machine from Ubuntu. I want to be able to copy some text from Ubuntu and paste it into a file in Archlinux from terminal. xclip doesn't work for me, because I'm unable to set ...
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X11 controlling root window or setting a window to be the background window (wallpaper)

I would like an animated background image. Or better, to make an application be the background, with no interactivity, so I don't accidentally click on it. I've seen many discussions about setting ...
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Failed unmounting /home during shutdown arch linux

I've installed arch on my system multiple times and everything has worked fine, but since last installation I've been seeing messages : Failed unmounting /home. and Failed unmounting /run/user/1000. ...
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Change GDM language

I'm using Gnome on Arch Linux and I want to change the language of GDM from English to French. I followed these instructions exactly but it didn't work... Here is my locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8 ...