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What Linux Distro to use for Raspberry Pi 2 [closed]

I'm currently setting up my raspberry pi 2 but not too sure what Linux distro to put on it. I know there's lots of factors to be considered such as what you will be doing... but overall what's the "...
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Frequent issues with Pamac, Pacman [closed]

I have recently switched over to Arch. I'm facing problems with Pacman and Pamac too frequently. GPGME error Unable to lock database Core not found, just to name a few I have been able to ...
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Error in 'date -d' command

Hmmm... Right now (Sat Oct 24 00:36:56 CDT 2015) on my Arch Linux system there appears to be a problem with the date command: $ date -d "+8 days" "+%A %d %B %Y" Sunday 01 November 2015 $ date -d "+9 ...
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Pin Firefox to Docky

I've searched around, and only found solutions for Chrome to allow it to be pinned to Docky. Nothing about Firefox. I assume it's the same principle, but I don't know what the StartupWMClass should be....
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Arch Linux installation problems

I have for the past few days been trying to install Arch Linux. I have some experience with Debian and Ubuntu and I thought that Arch linux would be fun to try out.... Since I use Windows as a daily ...
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Can't install Arial.ttf from Windows / Arial is “Arial Narrow”

I use Arch Linux, and have followed the wiki pages regarding Fonts, Font configuration, Microsoft fonts and Infinality. However, it seems something is wrong with the Microsoft fonts. I copied them ...
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Sound stopped working in Archlinux [closed]

After years without an issue with ALSA, sound stopped working. My system: [root@myArch jm]# uname -a Linux myArch 4.2.3-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Oct 3 19:08:23 CEST 2015 i686 GNU/Linux My card: [...
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automate repetitive internet connection process with a bash script: for Arch Linux

each time I log onto my computer and want to access the internet I need to type in the following commands: ip l wb then I see something like: all the interfaces... enp0s20u2 or ... enp0s20u1 ...
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BLE notification data slows after a few seconds

I'm connecting to a BLE device designed for iOS devices (if that helps) which initially is fine and I'm getting the data at the desired frequency but after a few seconds it slows down to a crawl (this ...
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Linux boot loader is not detected after BIOS update

I use Lenovo y500 and after buying a 250 gb Samsung SSD, I decided to use dual OS consisting of Arch Linux and Windows 8.1. In order to prevent boot problems, I installed Arch later. I used UEFI and ...
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'PARTUUID' in '/etc/fstab' and (hardware) RAID0 don't play well together, do they?

Fresh Arch Linux install on (hardware) RAID0 under 64-bit UEFI system with GPT partitions. Had to add MODULES="ext4 dm_mod raid0" HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf block mdadm_udev filesystems ...
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Partitioning difficulties with parted

I'm trying to install arch linux alongside windows 10 and have created a separate partition in (while running) windows as exFAT32. While booting from the arch USB image and running lsblk the following ...
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How to run script on startup?

I'm trying to run my script spoofy.sh on start up and I'm having some troubles hoping somebody could shed some light here. I am running Arch Linux, heres my script: #!/bin/bash ifconfig wlo1 down ...
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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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Why is there a systemd related error when starting X server?

I've installed Arch Linux. After a system uprgade pacman -Syu I checked my /var/log/X11/Xorg.0.log and see the following: [ 17.768] (EE) systemd-logind: failed to get session: PID 321 does not ...
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Mount google drive on command line using gvfs-google

Recently, Arch linux ships gvfs-google package in order to mount Google Drive using Gnome Online Accounts (gvfs-goa). However, since I am using Cinnamon desktop rather than Gnome, it seems that this ...
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PID in arch-chroot is incorrect

I am trying to run a python script in a chroot (specifically, the chroot is created with arch-chroot). The python script relies on os.getpid(), but this seems to be returning an incorrect PID within ...
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How can I properly map a subset of keys in the linux console?

I have scoured the internet and read a number of articles discussing this topic, but I am not able to map my Shift+Ctrl+Down/Up Arrow to a Scroll action in the console so that I can use the scroll-...
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AUR package cannot be built and installed - what to do?

AUR is said the largest repository out there but sometimes, when trying to build and install, and also to build and install dependencies, the outcome is not always a success. What a medium user can ...
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How to put Linux Boot Manager in front of Windows Boot Manager?

I have set up a dual boot with Windows 10 and Arch on my laptop, but I can't move the Linux Boot Manager option from the Boot Option Menu in front of the Windows Boot Manager: I tried putting ...
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How to mount a separate drive as /home

I recently installed Manjaro Linux, an Arch based system. I didn't specify my drive /dev/sda6 as my /home in the setup. So now I have a /home in my / drive. How can I mount my /dev/sda6 as my /home? ...
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Random packet loss with bonded interfaces?

I'm trying to setup a LACP bond using systemd-networkd on an arch server. When I try to ping the gateway I seem to be getting intermittent package loss which lead me to believe the LACP isn't setup ...
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Arch Linux cfdisk asking for disk label type

I am trying to partition my hard drive I just wiped with dban so that I can install arch linux but when i run cfdisk /dev/sda It says: Select table type gpt dos sgi sun I don't know which to ...
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Can fbterm support 256 colors?

I have Arch without X and want to make my console solarized. I think I can't do that in tty, so I had installed fbterm and tried to play with fbtermrc, bashrc etc. $ tput colors 256 $ xterm-color-...
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Arch not recognising GPT drive

I just finished installing Arch and my 3TB GPT drive (this is not my boot drive) is not showing in arch. I initialised it as GPT on my windows 7 machine and that machine is still able to read from ...
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How can I fix Xorg startup problem?

I am using Arch Linux and I was using awesome wm and everything worked perfectly. I installed plasma-meta package to try KDE 5 so after I rebooted the system X does not start. Lightdm, sddm fails and ...
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Manjaro Linux mouse doesn't work

I've just now installed the Manjaro Linux on my laptop. My touchpad works perfectly but when I connect one mouse to the laptop that doesn't work. Does anybody know how to make it work?
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problem with gtk application s

i do an upgrade with yaourt -Syuu but when i reboot my xfce don't work so i install kde an works perfect . when i try to run firefox this is the output process:5495): GLib-CRITICAL **: ...
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Xen error: “xl list” complains about libxl

After having installed Xen on Arch Linux, I cannot issue any xl commands, getting this error: xc: error: Could not obtain handle on privileged command interface (2 = No such file or directory): ...
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How to have time synchronization work on localtime?

The Arch wiki suggests Time standard Recommended: Set both Arch Linux and Windows to use UTC, following Time#UTC in Windows. Also, be sure to prevent Windows from synchronizing the time ...
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SLiM “failed to execute login command” w/ Xfce. Arch noob

Arch noob here. Trying different desktop environments, trying to login in Xfce with SliM. Configuration went unexspectedly smoothly but now i'm stuck at a "failed to execute login command" error. I ...
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Can I change /home partition to /boot?

When installing Arch I did (or I though at least) a /, swap and a /boot partition. I just found out that I have a /, swap and /home partition. Which isn't what I had in mind, I just have like 400mb ...
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Strange interference on tty2-6

There seems to be a bunch of garbage/line characters on terminals tty2-6 (photo below). This is not consistent. Occasionally, random terminals work normally. The only things I downloaded before ...
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how to configure systemd shutdown process

I see messages like these in my journal : Sep 28 17:27:48 localhost kdeinit5[4476]: Qt: Session management error: networkIdsList argument is NULL Sep 28 17:27:48 localhost kdeinit5[4476]: No DBUS ...
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Unable to copy files to my external HDD on Arch Linux

I'm facing a strange problem of being unable to copy-paste a certain file to my external HDD. Error displayed: Could not write to run/media/(my_hostname)/(external HDD's name)/(file).zip Even ...
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tftpb.service crashes when I start it or when I PXE boot to the server

I'm setting up a new PXE server using arch linux 4.6.6-1, using tftpd-hpa 5.2 and everytime I pxe boot to the server tftpd.service crashes. from journalcfg: (...) in.tftpd[317]: recvfrom: Socket ...
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The good way to make screenshots of screen regions on arch Linux with i3 WM

About a month ago I switched from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Arch and I'm quite happy with this decision. However, I miss some features with my new distro, especially, the shift+printscr one. I use i3 WM. ...
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Unable to connect to my wifi after a fresh install of Arch Linux

I have been finally able to get my computer running on Arch Linux, after a day of sniffing around on the Arch Wiki. I have been on Mint for a couple of months. Installed Arch Linux as per the Arch ...
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Disable USB partition from auto-mounting on Gnome 3.16

I have a Sony PRS-T1 ebook reader which is based on Android 2.2. When I connect it to my PC, it shows up as two USB partitions: READER and SETTING. The latter is a read-only partition, only useful the ...
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How to correctly set fonts rendering in ArchLinux/LXDE?

I've just installed ArchLinux and LXDE, everything is working fine but fonts rendering is not optimal. Reading the wiki about font configuration and using external source of information, I've build ...
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How to repair broken Arch Linux?

I deleted the lib32-ncurses manually from the /usr/lib folder (I know...) I was having issues with a compiled PHP and libncursesw.so.5 It broke Arch. So I boot from my a live cd but if I try to, ...
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Why java and java based apps work fine when JAVA_HOME and PATH variables are not set?

I installed jdk8-openjdk in Arch Linux using official repositories. Actually it works fine even before JAVA_HOME and PATH environment variables are not set. javac print the usual output. also java -...
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Problem with PHP, libncursesw and Arch

After doing a system upgrade, whenever trying to use php it complains: php: error while loading shared libraries: libncursesw.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Sure, ...
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How to write script for systemd using different scripts

New to systemd here - essentially I have 3 different scripts: activate.sh, toggle.sh, and deactivate.sh. I want to use a systemd service and timer in order to do the following: When the service ...
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xinput does not list my touchpad

My touchpad does not work at all in Arch Linux, and other distributions. xinput does not list it. Physical mouse works fine. I recently bought a Packard Bell EasyNote ENTG71BM with Windows 8.1 ...
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Arch - How do Install a package made in a clean chroot?

I've been trying to build and install GNU Icecat from source on Arch linux using yaourt, but I've recieved errors during the build relating to the Infinality font set. I came across this page from ...
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How to not store hdd encryption key on machine, but still mount on boot?

Setup: I'm using a raspberry pi with a USB HDD, running arch linux and syncthing for my own "cloud" sync. Problem: In case of a physical break-in where the HDD pi and HDD is stolen, I'd like to ...
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Stuck in a loop at login prompt after changing shell to zsh

I changed my default shell from bash to zsh and after rebooting, I am stuck in a loop where it brings me back to the login prompt after my password is entered correctly - cannot log into root either. ...
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Arch linux installation - missing packages

I've tried to install new arch linux today, failed however. There are a lot of packages missing like fdisk or gdisk, there is no dhclient which made it difficult to connect to the network and for the ...
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Starting an Window Manager on hybrid graphics system fails

I'm a completely new user of Arch Linux. I installed the system nearly like described by the German beginners guide. The most important things according this problem: Bootmanager: GRUB Installed ...