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archlinux aif command not found

I`m pretty much a newbie to linux and a complete newbie to archlinux. I started Archlinux after grub and I see a [root@archiso ˜]# command bash. The installation guide tells me to either type ...
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Openbox keybindings not taking effect after --reconfigure or restart

273 <keybind key="W-Return"> 274 <action name="Execute"> 275 <command>lxterminal</command> 276 </action> 277 </keybind> 278 ...
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How Do I Add My Own Daemons in Arch Linux? (BSD-style init)

I have created a symlink to a start/stop/etc. wrapper bash script in /etc/rc.d, added it to DAEMONS=() in rc.conf, but the process it points to isn’t starting on boot, and isn’t showing up in the ...
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Terminal not displaying correctly after quitting Xorg

I am running a fresh arch-linux install (as of 17/07/12) with the ATI catalyst drivers (as mentioned on the wiki page). When I run xinit, everything works fine and looks great but when I exit the ...
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Cannot Compile Apache: “Error, SSL/TLS libraries were missing or unusable”

Arch Linux 2011.08.19 (Linux 3.4.2 i686) Apache 2.2.22 → 2.2.22 (recompile & reinstall) OpenSSL 1.0.1.c-1 These details are likely irrelevant, but: I’m using yaourt with customizepkg to build ...
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Why is almost every program complaining about my locale?

I'm using Arch Linux, and I've followed the directions on the wiki about setting my locale. Nearly every program that runs complains about the locale - even locale. It looks like this: % locale ...
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How to get CR2 (Canon raw) support for XLoadImage?

I've been looking for a light-weight image viewer to replace gThumb now that I'm not running Gnome anymore, and found XLoadImage. How can I add support for Canon's raw CR2 format? anna@anna:~ $ ...
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Which partitions should I encrypt?

My laptop is currently running Windows and Fedora, but I'm planning to install Arch Linux as my sole OS soon. This current setup is using whole disk encryption through TrueCrypt, but I'm unsure if it ...
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How do I run my native `pacman` against a mounted image?

I have read and followed Is it possible to update, upgrade and install software before flashing an image?. I managed to mount the official Arch image, synchronise the database and update the ...
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Where should I mount my external harddrive?

I've got an external harddrive that I'd like to auto-mount. It will be present most times when my laptop boots. Where is the "correct" place to mount it? /media/my-hd: Will litter /media with an ...
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Duplicate bash prompts

I'm having an interesting issue with XFCE Terminal/Gnome Terminal (not reproducible in XTerm), where executing bash or logging in using login or su will open a new Bash instance inside a Bash instance ...
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Installing CPAN dists not in the Arch repos

There's a lot of CPAN distributions in the Arch repositories, but not all of them. How should I handle a situation when I need a dist that is not already in the repos? Should I use the cpan program ...
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What's up with “*-git date” packages in the AUR?

I'm just about to move to Arch Linux. Checking out packages in the AUR, there's a lot of packages following the naming scheme "project-name-git date", e.g: adonthell-git 20100408-1 ...
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Grub2 unable to boot encrypted root

I'm using ArchLinux, I followed their tutorial on encrypting your root filesystem: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Using_DM-Crypt But I cannot get grub to boot the encrypted partition. My ...
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Arch linux xfce4 with catalyst

I've recently installed xfce4 (switched from gnome3) as well as the Catalyst driver. I have quite a powerful computer along with quite a powerful graphics card (radeon 6950) however a lot of the ...
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How do I use pacman on a loop-mounted Arch image for a different architecture?

I would like to install some packages on an ARM image before flashing it to an SD card. So far, I have loop mounted the image sudo mount -o loop,offset=99614720 archlinuxarm-13-06-2012.img /mnt and ...
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Arch Linux: Yaourt/Makepkg Can Not Build Apache

I am using yaourt to automatically compile Apache from source every time there’s an update available from extra. I am doing this so that I can have a custom suexec docroot (/srv/www rather than the ...
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How can I autologin to desktop with systemd?

How can I configure systemd to automatically log me in to my desktop environment, preferably without using login manager? I'm using Arch.
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How to change the default filemanager of the Cinnamon desktop?

I'm running an Arch Linux machine with the cinnamon-git desktop from the Arch User Repository. The default filemanager is Nautilus, is there any way to change the default filemanager to thunar?
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Can not boot ArchLinux with a Macbook pro 7.1

Today i endly decide to put a Linux in dual boot on my macbook 7.1 I parted the HDD with Gparted like this : refit / MacOSX / boot / root / home I installed Arch succefully, folowing the tuto about ...
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Setting timezones

I want to set my timezone to America/New_York. date says that the current time is CEST. I'm using systemd, no desktop environment. Right now I have /etc/localtime links to ...
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Can I make pacman aware of packages installed manually?

Due to my setup I cannot make use of pacman to actually install packages, however if I install a package from the Arch repositories manually by downloading and extracting it, eg: wget ...
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XFCE Cursor themes not installing

I know this is probably a bit of a newbie question but I'm having a little trouble installing any cursor themes. I extract the archives contents to /usr/share/themes but when I go to ...
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systemd-modules-load print errors when loading builtin kernel modules

I'm running Arch Linux, it uses systemd-modules-load to load modules configured in /etc/rc.conf, but since I use a custom kernel and lts kernel, I had to put all possible modules in that config file ...
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How can I chroot into a filesystem with a different architechture?

I'm trying to chroot into a Arch Linux ARM filesystem from x86_64. I've seen that it's possible to do using static qemu by copying the binary into the chroot system: $ cp /usr/bin/qemu-arm ...
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SSH connection freezes after bigger output when inactive for a while

I have a problem with an SSH session freezing after using it again when it was idle for a while. The problem is that the session doesn't freeze immediately, I can still use it. But as soon as a ...
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Display problem - Random grid appears on screen

I have recently started using Arch with nvidia driver (I had a lot of problems getting nouveau to even work so I decided to try nvidia) and I started experiencing rather odd problems. Every now and ...
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Can you set a program to open “always on top” by default in XFCE4 (xfwm4)?

For some reason I can't seem to find the answer to this. Setting "always on top" in the program's titlebar doesn't seem to persist after the program shuts down or the computer reboots. Please note ...
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apache and php Segmentation fault [closed]

I have recently migrated to Archlinux. I installed Apache, php and mysql according to the Arch Linux LAMP wiki page. Now I have setup a virtual host for my new Symfony project. For every request I ...
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pacman-key --init takes too long and does not exit

First, I am new to Arch Linux. I have installed Arch Linux on my system and now when I try to install something using pacman, it gives me an error that the key 'xxxxxxx' was not found. I Googled and ...
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login prompt not displayed after boot

On my Arch linux (x86-64) I use default login prompt (agetty + login), then after login X is automatically started by bash profile. After an update this weekend the login prompt from both agetty and ...
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Can it harm if I shutdown without closing applications?

Can it hurt if I shut down my machine without closing all programs? I normally close all of them by hand, but have heard from others that this is really not necessary anymore (i.e. Linux will take ...
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Prevent specific USB device from automounting

I have a SD card which is always inserted in my SD-card slot. However, I do not often use it (but do not want to take it out). Currently, it's being auto-mounted every time I start my computer. I feel ...
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Dual/Triple Booting with dmraid and non-raid disk

I currently have 3 hard drives in my computer The first two disks are in a RAID-1 array, using an Intel P55 chipset, and accessed through dmraid, with the third drive partitioned like so: Filesystem ...
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Udev rule is not being used?

I'm setting up udev to handle my external USB hard drive when it gets plugged in and removed (no mounting yet). So far, I've made two new rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/10-local.rules to log ...
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gitweb.cgi: “Premature end of script headers: gitweb.cgi”

I'm running LAMP on Arch and now want the gitweb going on apache. Followed the instructions as in https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Gitweb but on the gitweb directory (here ...
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Changing IP address of Apache server using PHP statically

I want to statically assign the IP address of my Arch linux using php. I want to change the IP by using netmask,interface,broadcast,address & gateway. The user puts up the values into a html page. ...
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Auto login problems with slim

I have installed Arch and am having problems with the auto login options within slim.conf. I have installed the following X packages: xorg-server xorg-xinit xorg-twm, xterm and for the graphics: ...
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How to recompile my xorg-server in ArchLinux

I installed catalyst, so I needed to downgrade to xorg-server-1.11 from xorg-server-1.12. Now I use the [xorg111] repo and I understood that because of the udev, which works for the new xorg-server I ...
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View notes for certain package in ArchLinux without package removal?

I've installed couple of packages and forget what they recommended. Now i want to view their notes, recommendations. Only way i know how to do this is remove it and install it again: # pacman -Rdd ...
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sudo cannot open /etc/sudoers

sudo does not work. I have installed Arch Linux onto a USB key formatted with BTRFS. The output of sudo is: $ sudo sudo: unable to stat /etc/sudoers: Permission denied sudo: no valid sudoers sources ...
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Cannot boot to Windows 7 partition using Grub

Windows 7 BOOTMGR is missing when I try to boot into the OS from GRUB. Im not anywhere near being a pro when it comes to partioning or whatever so here's a image of gparted: And a copy paste of ...
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Cannot access a website from Firefox

I'm trying to access www.belgacom.be using Firefox from my Archlinux system and I get the following error: Firefox can't find the server at www.belgacom.be When I use Chromium, it works perfectly. ...
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acpi_listen returns different result in Ubuntu than Arch Linux

Ubuntu is able to detect my Lenovo "Mic Mute" button with acpi_listen, but when I try it on Arch Linux, there is no output available. Model: Thinkpad X220 4290LY9 Tried to add acpi_osi=Linux in ...
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keyboard shortcuts only work with left super-key

I recently had to change the keyboard-shortcuts after updating my system. I had to use dconf-editor to manually set the shortcut from <Super>+R to <Mod4>+R in order to get them to work ...
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Unicode characters in uxterm and dwm statusbar

I would like to display Chinese characters in dwm's status bar. More specifically I would like the symbols to represent the different tags in dwm. Using an online converter, I found that the unicode ...
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Gnome-sound-applet not detecting sound card

Everything was working until today, the gnome-sound-applet does not detect any sound card. Alsamixer however is working and I can change volume. I noticed that pulseaudio is not running and that ...
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Arch Linux netinstall - conflicting packages on install

I'm using the latest Arch Netinstall image. I just went through and selected about 150 packages to download and install. However, when I get to the "Install Packges" step, I get an error saying that I ...
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Do I have to list modules in both `/etc/mkinitcpio.conf` and `/etc/rc.conf`?

I've added few modules into mkinitcpio.conf. Are they automatically loaded at kernel boot or with udev if I don't specify them in modules list in rc.conf?
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Any reason NOT to run Linux in a VM all the time?

I've switched to using Arch Linux for most of my day to day work and don't need Windows for anything but gaming and the couple of apps that aren't ported to Linux like OneNote. My Linux distro is ...