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How to preserve the logind session in Arch Linux?

I got audio working in Arch Linux without problems yesterday, but at some point it stopped working again: $ alsamixer cannot open mixer: No such file or directory $ vlc foo.mp4 ... [0x7f1388006be8] ...
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Debian - Boot from USB

I currently have Debian 7.0 installed on my laptop (HP Pavilion dv9700). I would now like to install Arch instead. I wrote the Arch ISO to a USB drive, but when I start up my computer, it ...
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smartd custom logfile on systemd + journald based system

An excerpt from smartd manpage reads: -l FACILITY, --logfacility=FACILITY Uses syslog facility FACILITY to log the messages from smartd. Here FACILITY is one of local0, local1, ..., local7, or ...
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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.
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X Starting Instead of Openbox (Arch)

I recently installed Arch for the first time in VMWare Workstation 9.0.2, twice (I reinstalled to change some partition sizes). In the first installation I was able to start Openbox instead of X when ...
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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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Printable guide for ArchLinux setup

I want to install Arch Linux on my computer, but I only have one computer, so I will be unable to access online documentation for a significant portion of the process (everything up until I get a web ...
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Arch Linux: Unsatisfied dependences: open-vm-tools-modules requires linux<3.10

pacman refuses to upgrade my Arch Linux system because of a conflict between open-vm-tools-modules and the linux kernel package: $ sudo pacman -Syu :: Synchronizing package databases... core is up to ...
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Eclipse makes laptop unusable

Currently I can't use my eclipse project. I'm using ArchLinux: -` .o+` rkmax@satellite `ooo/ OS: Arch Linux ...
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Installing a .deb package on Arch - Is it possible?

The problem is simple - I have a .deb package and I want to install it on my Arch Linux. Is this possible? If yes, how?
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Installing oDeskTeam in Arch Linux

Here's my current situation: I need to install this annoying little app on Arch 64bits, but the odeskteam package one from the AUR repositories isn't working. I've tried the following: -- ...
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Using RVM with gvim without installing the ruby binary

In Arch Linux, apparently gvim requires to install ruby as a dependency. However, if I want to work with RVM, then I don't need the binary ruby installed. Can that cause problems? Can ruby be ...
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Wrong language setting in Arch KDE

I've installed KDE on Arch Linux, everything is ok, except the language, infact after that I've installed italian language and setted that as preferred, the texts of tabs, settings and so on is mixed ...
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Receiving Syslog messages with a systemd Arch Linux

I'm feeling like I've overlooked the obvious, but I can't figure out how to get my Arch Linux server, which uses systemd, to receive and log syslog messages from a remote system. I have a Cisco 678 ...
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Internet stopped working after installing Xfce on Arch

Let me preface this by saying I'm not experienced in any of this. I followed the in-depth beginners guide for installing Arch using VirtualBox. I was able to install Arch just fine. After ...
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What to do after cancelled “rm -rf /usr/” on Arch?

So I just did this on my up-to-date Arch system: [anna@home ~]$ sudo rm -rf /usr/ ^C[anna@home ~]$ ^C [anna@home ~]$ ^C I terminated the rm very quickly. I can't find anything wrong with /usr/ by ...
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Enable ACL on ArchLinux

Hi i'm trying to enable ACL on my filesystem. this are the steps install acl with # pacman -S acl edit /home entry on /etc/fstab /dev/sdb4 /home ext4 defaults,acl,noatime ...
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What's wrong with my Xorg's config?

I'm using gnome under Arch Linux in my laptop with a 1920*1080 monitor on the left of it, I set the monitor as my primary display in GNOME and everything works fine after I log in. However, GDM ...
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How do I run Gnome from a systemd-nspawn container in a second X server?

I'm using systemd-nspawn to "boot" a second Linux OS from a USB hard disk. I'd like to launch that OS's Gnome Desktop in a second X server running on the same machine on a different tty than the ...
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Packaging MATLAB

I have decided to try and package MATLAB for Arch Linux. The MATLAB program consists of a core program and a number of add on toolboxes. I would like to create a different independent package for each ...
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How can I setup a dual-head display in portrait mode? (Arch)

I have two monitors on my desk in portrait orientation. One is plugged in with a DVI cable and the other with a VGA (I don't have two DVI cables available) into my Gigabyte Radeon 7750 HD graphics ...
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How to disable the automatic mute after booting in gnome?

Whenever I start up, gnome sets the volume to mute automatically. So how can I ask it to remember the volume last time I set before shutting down?
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Why is my graphical desktop running on TTY1

I recently installed gnome-shell on my new Archlinux and X is running on TTY1. Is this is a normal behaviour? screenfetch -` .o+` ...
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Gnome3 memory comsuption high

I recently installed ArchLinux on my desktop. I simply installed the base system and installed GNOME and GDM and the system work "fine". However today (after 10 hours) when I tried to open any ...
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Error installing gnome-shell-extension-common from AUR on Arch

I'm new to Arch Linux and just wanted to theme my Gnome Shell by installing gnome-shell-extension-user-theme for the Gnome Tweak Tool. However I keep getting an error when trying to build ...
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How to mount aufs file system on boot in archlinux?

I want to use aufs to combine a few disks.I am able to mount the aufs file system using the mount command from the command line. However, when trying to mount the same through an fstab entry, it ...
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Add Ubuntu to Arch linux Dual boot, Keeping Syslinux, without GRUB

Situation I have Arch Linux installed on /dev/sda1 (15GB/ext4). / and /boot are both on /dev/sda1 and /home is on /dev/sda2 (100GB/ext4). I made a 15GB/ext4 /dev/sda3 partition for Ubuntu. I ...
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suspend AND lock screen on closing lid in arch/systemd

what is the most straightforward way to lock the screen AND suspend when closing the lid? I'm using event hooks in /etc/systemd/logind.conf and successfully suspend upon closing the lid. However I'm ...
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NTP synchroinzation waiting for a while after booting

According to the recommendation on Arch Wiki, I set my hardware clock to UTC. And here is the result of timedatectl status on my machine when just booted: Local time: Tue 2013-07-02 15:38:03 ...
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Permissions on `/`

What should the permissions be for /? I ask because I completely removed all files from my drive and reinstalled the OS, but I still get "permission denied" errors for /bin/zsh when I try to log in as ...
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Udev: running a shellscript that accesses an X display [duplicate]

After getting my 3g-modem to work in Arch Linux I wanted to eliminate some manual labour required in the process. Hence I needed to create an udev rule. After some trial and error I came up with the ...
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Cross-Compiling with makepkg command

I'm running a x86_64 Arch Linux, now I need to build packages for a i386 Arch Linux, Is that possible? I already checked makepkg (8), it doesn't seem to support manually selection of package ...
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What's wrong with this autologin configuration?

I'm configuring TTY auto login, so I followed the official guide, created a file named autologin.conf in /etc/systemd/system/getty@tty1.service.d, containing the following lines: [Service] ExecStart= ...
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Arch Linux - connect: Network is unreachable

After 5 unsuccessful Arch Linux installations, I've got two that installed correctly. The first time, the network worked fine, and I was even installing it over SSH. After booting from the installed ...
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xorg.conf.d not loaded when starting X while docked

Recently installed archlinux on a Lenovo T530 Thinkpad and using it with a Mini dock Series 3. Docking and undocking works just like it should, using acpid to execute scripts turning screens on and ...
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Arch linux wifi works manually, how to make it automatic?

Running Arch Linux with kernel 3.6.11-12-ARCH+ on my Raspberry Pi. I have a Linksys wifi usb dongle (WUSB54GC v3) that is running and working after I execute the following commands: $> sudo ...
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Arch time zone: Wrong time due to local-time hardware clock

My hardware clock is set to local time (GMT +2) and my fresh Arch installation apparently thinks that it is not, so it adds 3 hours to it. I've fiddled with hwclock and timedatectl without hope. I'm ...
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How to install Cinnamon with SLiM on Arch Linux?

I have recently installed Arch Linux and since I'm new to hard it's a little hard to get around the things in here. I wanted to know how I can instal cinnamon desktop environment with SliM display ...
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How to install Cinnamon with SLiM on Arch Linux? [duplicate]

I have recently installed Arch Linux and since I'm new to hard it's a little hard to get around the things in here. I wanted to know how I can instal cinnamon desktop environment with SliM display ...
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Base permissions on a fat32 usb drive

On linux, the base permissions for directories is 777 and for files, it is 666. Thus, with umask=022, new files are 644 and new directories are 755. But when I mount a usb drive with fat32 ...
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Get 'less' to display filename

Something that seemed quite useful to me when looking for a certain var in a bunch of config files: less * | grep some_var So this returns the value of some_var without manually looking through all ...
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Pacman -Syu fails `/bin exists in filesystem`

I was trying to upgrade my arch linux with pacman -Syu after having returned from vacation and now I get this error that I cannot quite make sense of: (133/133) checking for file conflicts ...
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Dispatcher script of network-manager no longer works

Soon after upgrading to networkmanager 0.9.8, I got the following message when it starts, Dispatcher failed: (32) Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.nm-dispatcher.service failed to load: No such file ...
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X high CPU when using Java applications

Only recently, my Freemind program has become extremely sluggish and unresponsive (big lag) when moving my mind map around. I use Arch Linux with xfce4. Freemind is made with Java. If I move the mind ...
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umask base permissions on usb drive [duplicate]

On linux, the base permission for a file is 666 and for directories, it is 777. With a umask=022, new files and directories have permissions 644 and 755 respectively. When I mount a usb drive with ...
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Grub2 adding a new Linux distro

I installed Arch Linux on my computer, but I also installed Slackware on another partition (/dev/sda5). I would like to configure Grub2 from the Arch Linux installation through the ...
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i3wm can't create new tiles and mouse won't move

I installed i3wm and X using the tutorials in the Arch wiki for a new Arch installation. I have Intel video, so I installed the xf86-video-intel package (which takes care of the driver). But when I ...
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Archlinux forum question doesn't seem answerable [closed]

I'm trying to register for the Archlinux forum, and they have a question at the bottom that verifies that you're using Linux: What is the output of "date -u +%V$(uname)|sha256sum|sed ...
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vmblock on archlinux [duplicate]

I have intalled the open-vm-tools-modules package but the vmblock module is unavailable. I need the vmblock to make the copy and paste between the guest and host to work. Does anyone have any clue?
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VMWare tools on arch linux

I have a arch linux installed on a vmware player virtual machine. I'm trying to install the open-vmware-tools. I have already installed but it is not working and everytime I boot the system I get the ...