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What's the right way to shutdown Arch Linux through dbus interface?

I'm running openbox with Arch Linux, and looks like the old console kit interface has been long gone, %> dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit ...
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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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Powersave governor as default Arch

I try to change governor from "ondemand" to "powersave" like wiki says ( https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CPU_Frequency_Scaling#Scaling_governors ), but everyway I want to change it, Arch always ...
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Arch Linux on Virtualbox Internet Connection Issue on VirtualBox

I have successfully installed Arch Linux on VirtualBox but the internet is not working in it. There was no issue with the internet connection during the installation but when I boot from the virtual ...
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Arch CPU temperature much higher than on Debian [closed]

I switched to Arch Linux from Debian/Crunchbang and noticed much higher temperature. It's almost the same configuration: openbox, etc and Arch runs with 57-70 °C but Debian works with 43°C - 50°C I ...
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Cloning USB drive in VMware with partclone

I created a virtual machine in VMware as follows: SCSI HDD 1 GB (Main for short) SCSI HDD 0.8 GB (UClone for short) SCSI HDD 4 GB as a physically plugged UFD (Uphys for short) Arch Linux ISO as ...
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Firefox on Arch Linux always asks about download destination

I, actualy, don't know where to ask this, but this can be related to Linux. Firefox on Arch Linux always asks about download destination, even if there's a default download destination folder set up ...
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Weird graphics after fresh arch install on virtual box

I just installed arch on virtualbox to test it out but for some reason it's not displaying correctly ( here's how it looks: http://imgur.com/avbpxHE ) I'm using virtualbox version 4.2.16 Basically I ...
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Boot Log for Arch Linux

My Arch install throws up a red error when booting but I can't see what it says because it flies by so quickly during loading. Where is the boot log? Would it be somewhere in /var/log? or maybe in ...
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Where does xfce4 hold its application references?

I just started up an application that created an shortcut icon in the applications menu of xfce4. However, I moved the entire application to /opt (This is a good place to put non native package ...
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How to easily build your own Linux Distro? [duplicate]

I wanted to have a go at creating my very own Linux Distribution. Could you suggest some nice and easy-to-follow tutorials (preferably text based and not videos). I have heard something about Arch ...
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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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Arch install Compiz

I'm new to arch, and want to install Xfce with Compiz. I saw on tutorials what packages to install , but when I try to install them with pacman -S compiz-..., I only get things like: error: target not ...
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Booting from install disk, no USB keyboard

I'm trying to install Arch Linux on a new system with a Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI board. Although I can use the USB keyboard (and mouse) in the BIOS, the keyboard doesn't seem to work at all once I boot ...
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Dual Boot Linux and Windows 7 with GRUB

My Vaio already has Windows 7 and I want to dual boot it with Linux. I was advised to use GRUB (non-legacy). I already created an extended partition aimed at Arch Linux. I am going to install Arch ...
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How to force vesa to 1280x1024 resolution

I'm using Manjaro (ArchLinux) using vesa driver, since fglrx beta crashes a lot, and radeon and fglrx stable does not support my graphic card. I want to force my monitor resolution to the maximum ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Arch Linux

I have a Vaio notebook with Windows 7 64 bit. I want to dual boot it with Arch Linux. I have three primary partitions: Recovery, System reserved (Active and Boot) and the Windows C: drive. I have ...
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How to set up network for Ekiga on Arch Linux?

I've got two machines with identical Ekiga versions and settings (including accounts), both behind the same router. Both have contacts referencing myself and the standard call back test. Machine A: ...
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Laptop running ~30° hotter than normal; CPU/Load is reportedly normal. What could cause this and how can I diagnose it?

I'm running the latest Arch Linux on my ThinkPad t420 laptop, and am having an intermittent heat problem where my temp will rise from the typical ~45°C to ~75-90°C, and stay there until I reboot. ...
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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 ...