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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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urxvt not loading xft font from ~/.Xdefaults

Some basic details: archlinux 3.9.3-1 xmonad 0.11 urxvt 9.18 I can get urxvt to load my desired font manually using: urxvt -fn "xft:Ubuntu Mono" However, I'm unable to get this font to load ...
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Can't connect to a wireless network in Arch Linux netctl

I just installed arch linux on my laptop. But after rebooting, I can't connect to the internet. Wi-fi is the only available connection to me. I used the command wifi-menu then after choosing my ...
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How can I set up a samba share accessible via windows 7 to a specific point on the server?

A samba share is set up according to the directions here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Samba The /etc/samba/smb.conf file looks like this (after some hacking around from googling): # This ...
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Is the desktop environment responsible for affecting behaviour to certain keys?

I have a laptop which has a Fn key. Using xev command shows that Fn + UpArrow is affected to XF86AudioRaiseVolume. If I use KDE, is it KDE that is responsible for affecting a behaviour to that ...
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Why are reboot, shutdown and poweroff symlinks to systemctl?

In Arch Linux, if I do ls -l in /sbin, I can see that reboot, shutdown and poweroff are all symlinks to /usr/bin/systemctl. But issuing reboot, shutdown and systemctl commands obviously does not all ...
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How to add a program to be indexed by Synapse?

I downloaded the IntelliJ community edition and I'm currently running it by clicking the shell script that is in the folder of IntelliJ I was wondering how I can make Synapse recognize the idea.sh ...
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What exactly is PKGBUILD and should I edit it when installing packages?

Whenever I use yaourt -Syua in my Manjaro Linux system, it'll give me Edit PKGBUILD ? [Y/n] ("A" to abort) and sometimes Edit chromium-pepper-flash.install ? [Y/n] ("A" to abort) Somewhere I ...
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dhcpcd can't startup at boot

when I run dhcpcd after boot everything works fine but when I try to add it to auto start systemctl enable dhcpcd@eth0.service, after each boot it's inactive dhcpcd@eth0.service loaded ...
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How to Save X Session — ArchLinux+Openbox

I use Arch Linux and Openbox. How can I save the state of my current openbox/X session and later restart them? The scenario is like this: I've several browsers windows open, terminals, file ...
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Recommended way of installing python packages on Arch

What's the recommended way of installing python packages on Arch? Searching for them on the AUR and installing them from there (or create a PKGBUILD file to make a package yourself) or using pip? I ...
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Trouble with dbus and systemd/user

I have systemd set up so that using systemctl start user@me will start my user services as I expect, but my dbus one just won't go (which I need for PulseAudio). Is there some way I can check dbus or ...
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How to install Ruby 1.9.3 on Arch?

The wiki suggests using $sudo pacman -S ruby1.9 but the package isn't there... I'd rather not compile it from source but I can if no one knows.
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Which is has higher performance? Nvidia proprietary or Nouveau open source? [closed]

System: Manjaro 0.8.5.2 x64 Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53Ghz Nvidia GT 240M
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How to set default console keyboard layout in Arch Linux?

Whenever I reboot my computer I have to set the keyboard layout in a console again with loadkeys. Is there a way to change the default keyboard layout that is loaded everytime the computer boots?
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Should I restart after a pacman upgrade?

after running sudo pacman -Syyu or sudo pacman -S [something to install] should I restart just to be safe?
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User systemd PulseAudio service

Not much else to this question: I would like to know what I need to create a PulseAudio systemd service to be run with systemd --user. I've tried a few different things, including various user ...
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Adding a user to a group by default

I have a group that all users on the system share. The group name is common and it is to allow for a universal fileshare for everyone on the machine. How would I make it so that all new users are ...
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Arclinux running xfce4 fails to start

I run archlinux xfce4 with auto-login and auto start. After upgrading today 07-MAY-13 the X fails without leaving a error message in Xorg.0.log.
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ArchLinux pacman updates on Arm

I have ArchLinux embedded in userspace on my Samsung Series 3 Chromebook. The version of GCC I have installed via pacman is 4.7.2. I'd like a newer version, and the package database here shows that ...
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Setting same gtk/openbox theme in both 64 bit native and 32 bit chroot environment

I'm running Arch Linux and have setup a 32bit chroot environment inside a 64bit native install per their wiki instructions. I've installed the Zukitwo and Zukitwo-Openbox themes via the Arch Linux ...
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Grub 'incompatible license' error

The other day, I was using a laptop for general desktop use when its keyboard began to act up. Most of the keys on the keyboard's right side stopped working entirely and key combinations such as Ctrlu ...
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Mplayer2 stuck when I press XF86Audio keys

When mplayer2 got focused, if I press XF86 audio keys, e.g. volume up, it gets stuck for one second then continues to play the video. If mplayer is not focused, that won't happen. Is there any way ...
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Creating eth0 with consistent network device naming

From my understanding, Arch Linux uses Consistent Network Device Naming where the network devices are no longer named eth0, eth1, etc. I use the proprietary MATLAB software which requires a device ...
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Arch Linux: I get 500 error when trying to open PHP file

I get the HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error) error with Chrome when trying to open a simple PHP file. I have installed Apache and PHP correctly as instructed in this article. Including the PHP ...
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Banshee crashes on Arch Linux x86_64 after a few seconds

Whenever I run Banshee, a few seconds after starting it crashes. I am using Arch Linux and made sure all packages on the computer were up to date. Running banshee > output 2> output yields the ...
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Fake installation of java-runtime package?

I don't use openjdk environment, and I've got oracle java installed, then linked the java / javac binaries to /usr/bin. Now when I build packages that requires java-runtime package, I had to edit the ...
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Arch Linux: Apache just isn't interpreting the index.php files

Title is self explanatory. I'm on Arch Linux, I installed the apache, php, php-apache and mariadb packages. I have added the following line to the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file: LoadModule ...
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Bad wifi with MacBook Air mid 2012

I have a MacBook Air mid 2012 with i7 CPU. The one with Ivy Bridge. I have connectivity problems with wifi running Arch Linux which I keep updated regularily. Throughput and response time performance ...
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Why does rsync fail to copy files from /sys in Linux?

I have a bash script which uses rsync to backup files in Archlinux. I noticed that rsync failed to copy a file from /sys, while cp worked just fine: # rsync /sys/class/net/enp3s1/address /tmp ...
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Coloring the output of conky-cli in dwm

I've recently installed conky-cli and got it running on the upper bar in dwm with this simple command: conky | while read -r; do xsetroot -name "$REPLY"; done & And I wanted to get colored ...
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Create adhoc network when disconnected from network

I am using ArchLinux and want to create an AdHoc network automatically when the connection to the home network drops (or the home network can't be connected to on startup). How can I achieve this? I ...
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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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Manage network connections on Arch Linux

I'm setting up an arch linux system(latest version) on my laptop. It already boots and configuration for network it's done via systemctl. Following instructions on the wiki I configured the ethernet ...
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How to convert all .wav files in subdirectories to .aac using neroAacEnc?

I have a collection of music in .wav format, and would like to convert it to .aac/.mp4 using neroAacEnc. How do I do this? I am using Arch Linux x86_64 and Xterm.
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Why is scdaemon ballooning out of control?

My system keeps getting wedged because an scdaemon process has been spawned that has grown to consume all free memory on the computer. (I do not use, and have never used, smart cards in the vicinity ...
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Having desktop icons with Thunar on Arch Linux with Openbox

I'm using Arch Linux with Openbox as my window manager. And Thunar as my preferred file manager. I'm using zsh in case that's relevant in any way. How would I go about having desktop icons? I find it ...
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Can't seem to add `tint2` to the startup process in Arch Linux with Openbox

I've already tried adding it as an entry in the ~/.xinitrc and even in the ~/.config/openbox/autostart file. I tried adding it as the following variants: tint2 tint2 & tint2 -c ...
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VirtualBox under Archlinux can't connect to Internet after “pacman -Syu”

I have a windows 7 VM in virtualbox and I'm used to connect the Internet though NAT. But after the last system upgrade, the Internet can't be reached in the VM. I check the log at /var/log/pacman.log ...
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Launchy: Hot keys won't work in xmonad

OS:Arch Linux Tiling manager: xmonad with unagi I installed the package launchy and I managed to set the hot key to CTRL+ALT+Z (it's the only program that uses this hotkey). However nothing, happens ...
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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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[drm:intel_enable_lvds]*ERROR* timed out waiting for panel to power on

I get this error when I start mystem. I have been using a multi-boot system. Ubuntu, Win7, Arch. I deleted everything, and try to install Arch, without susccess. I just deleted the MBR with dd. Is ...
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SOLVED: linux vmware player installation “VMs are running” error

I was evaluating vmware workstation lately but as my trial period ran out i decided not to go for a license so I uninstalled the now defunct workstation 9 in order to re install the player. The ...
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How to install virtualbox guest addition in a guest machine with the latest Archlinux?

I want to install the virtualbox guest addition in a guest Archlinux machine. The vbox version is 4.2.10 r84104, and the Arch install media is the latest release 2013.04.01 with systemd as the ...
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How to get the Installation path of binary and logic file in Daemon in Arch Linux

I want to know that if i install a daemon service in Arch Linux, then what will be the path of the files that will get install. also which files will be install where.
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wireless interface stops working, netcfg reports no network found

I'm having a recurrent issue with my Arch Linux installation: wireless will work for a few minutes and then randomly die. When I try to restart it through wifi-menu I am informed there aren't any ...
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Archlinux installation problem

I've used 2 usb's, both livelinuxusb and unetbootin, and tried multiple reinstalls and formats. Whenever I try and install Archlinux x86_64 it unpacks the kernel and the says "0.000 fast tsc ...
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Moving /dev/shm/ to /run/shm in Arch?

Dolphin (The KDE4 FM) would not receive file change notifications for /dev/shm, but for /run/shm. So now I would like to migrate /dev/shm/ to /run/shm, but I couldn't find the corresponding part in ...
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Could not resolve host error

I'm using Arch Linux and I have a dynamic ip address with the use of dhcpcd. I can access websites through the google chrome but the problem is that I get 'could not resolve host' error when I run ...
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Arch linux : pacman does not work when chrooting

I have Ubuntu installed on my computer. I decided to install Arch linux, but I skipped the part about Grub installation as it is already installed. Seeing that Arch does not show up in Grub's menu ...