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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 ...
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How to let GDM shares monitor configure with GNOME?

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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Python.h: No such file or directory

I'm tring to build omniORB 4.1.6 under Arch Linux, however when I type make, here is the message: ../../../../../src/tool/omniidl/cxx/idlpython.cc:188:26: fatal error: python3.3/Python.h: No such ...
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cannot mount usb

I have a compiled arch kernel. As there are some files in the /root, the user has enabled usb mounting. as dmesg shows it identifies two usbs. one is plugged to keyboard. I tried these commands, but ...
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NFS server dropped connection momentarily, now df, ls, and umount all hang

I have this fstab entry: machine.local:/srv/files /res/files nfs defaults 0 0 It was working great until machine.local dropped the connection momentarily. Now, the share isn't accessible. df, ...
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Prompt for password during boot with systemd service

This is relevant to Arch Linux (and perhaps other distributions using systemd). I want to mount a TrueCrypt partition at boot. With the old sysvinit, this was pretty straight forward with a script ...
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Installing video driver on Arch Linux

I have Arch Linux installed in console mode on an Intel-PC machine. My task is to write and run an OpenGL display program on the machine to check whether it meets the following conditions: It would ...
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How to setup transparent firewall using ArchLinux

I am trying to setup a Transparent Firewall using ArchLinux. My setup looks like this: (ISP, IP: 10.90.10.254) \ \ \ (eth0-> ip: 10.90.10.1 gateway: 10.90.10.254) +-----------+ | ...
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Phusion Passenger not working with Apache while installing redmine

I am trying to install redmine (which is a ruby app ) in my arch system. But I am not able to fire up the app as it gives me the error for phusion passenger.
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Change default file manager in Arch Linux with E17 to Dolphin

I am using Arch Linux with E17 as my DE. However, I am not happy with the file manager that E17 comes with, so I researched a bit and decided to go with the Dolphin file manager (the one KDE comes ...
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Reconfigure line-in as analog-out

I am trying to reconfigure my "line in" as another "analog out" and use it alongside with the default analog out port. I am using an onboard realtek sound card. It is very simple to do this in ...
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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 ...