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Arch Linux: “error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)”

I'm trying to install an Arch system, and every time I run pacstrap /mnt base base-devel I get error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) filesystem: /mnt/lib exists in filesystem ==> ...
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Missing control icons in Totem (Gnome Videos)

I just did an update in Arch Linux, and now the Videos app (Totem) is using the same icon for every control: The controls still work; you just can't tell them apart without hovering over the ...
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Arch Linux installation on VMWare will not proceed

I'm trying to install Arch Linux 2013.14.01 on VMWare Player, but after I select "Boot Arch Linux (i686)", it goes directly to: archiso login: root (automatic login) In the tutorials I've seen they ...
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Multimedia keys (Fn+[F1..F12]) don't work anymore after upgrade

I'm experiencing a strange issue with the multimedia keys on Archlinux with XFCE 4. I used to change the sound level with FnF11/F12 keys but after a reboot, I'm not able to use it anymore. Moreover, ...
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Can't play music using Banshee on Arch Linux

When running Banshee from the terminal, after I click on a song, a little x appears next the song title and I get this output: GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_element_query: assertion `GST_IS_ELEMENT ...
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davmail systemd launcher on headless server

I'm trying to follow the ArchWiki guide for writing a custom service file to launch DavMail as a system-wide daemon. Previously I had a line in my ~/.xinitrc that read nohup /usr/bin/davmail ...
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Fix keyboard chattering/bouncing on the software side

I have a mechanical keyboard (Noppoo Choc Mini with Cherry MX Blue switches) and after a few weeks, some key presses are getting sent two times even though I press a single time. I found out that this ...
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After Arch Linux install it just shows the text “No bootable device found”

I've been trying to install Arch Linux. After the installation, it shows the BIOS screen and after that there just comes a message that says "No bootable device found". I have retried the whole ...
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Why does Arch Linux keep Windows headphone mute

I have Windows 7 installed, and headphones work perfectly. Few days ago, I installed Arch Linux along with Win7. This issue appears with gnome/xfce4/openbox. Perhaps it is not related to desktop ...
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GPT "Type device filename, or press <Enter> to exit?

I am attempting to install Arch Linux (for the hundredth time) and I recently ran across another problem. I am trying to find a list of my partitions. In order to do this I entergdisk When I do this ...
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Partitioning. Arch vs Ubuntu manuals

I got a little confused after I had read advices on https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Partitioning and on https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/installation-guide/powerpc/directory-tree.html. Why is there ...
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Control precision of CPU or MEM percentage in top?

Looks like the default precision has changed in Arch, but I checked top (1), I didn't find anything related to precision, maybe I've used the wrong jargon. Right now it's 3 bit precision, I want ...
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Mounting /dev/sda3 but /etc/fstab not found?

I am currently trying to install Arch Linux and have run into a multitude of problems but my latest has really stumped me. I am currently trying to mount /dev/sda3 using the command: $ mount ...
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Adding Arch Linux's repository to Manjaro

Is it safe to use Archlinux's repository within Manjaro Linux installation? If it is, all I need to do is just add some line to /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist, right?
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Unable to compile beclock on Arch

I was unable to compile beclock on latest Arch, with yaourt -S bekwinfx-git: CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:9 (find_package): By not providing "FindXCB.cmake" in CMAKE_MODULE_PATH this project has ...
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Mystifying command not found at login

I've just set up Arch Linux (not my first time). Everything installed correctly but when I login (X isn't installed yet) I see: Arch Linux 3.8.4-1-ARCH (tty1) mgoszcz2 login: root Password: Last ...
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Can't save / load iptables rules on Arch Linux via rc.d

I can not load my saved iptables rules when the server reboots on Arch Linux. Any ideas? The latest Arch updates are in place. I have followed Arch Linux's tutorial... neither either works. The ...
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File manager multifunction on openbox

I've just installed ArchLinux with only OpenBox, I need a file manager and a programme to manage the icons on the desktop. I read that PacManFM can do that, which other filemanager can do each task ...
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Migrating from archlinux to gentoo

Is there an easy way to migrate from archlinux to gentoo? For example I get a list of manually installed packages in archlinux by pacman -Qeq, save it to file and edit (to delete all unneeded ...
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How would a script know when running locale-gen is necessary?

One of the basic steps in setting up a new system is getting the right glibc locale files generated. At least in ArchLinux and Gentoo, one is expected to do this step by hand. I am trying to setup a ...
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Chrooting into ArchLinux iso installation environment

I'm trying to install ArchLinux, but my laptop hangs whenever I have any bootable media attached (other than the primary disk luckily). I tell you this, not because I'm looking to fix my laptop ...
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Best practices for attaching debug symbols to system libraries during development?

I'm at a stage in a project where it would be really handy to have a debug version of a system package installed. On Ubuntu at least, adding the debug symbols to a library is a piece of cake. ...
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Make yaourt does not reinstall when already installed

Is there a way to make yaourt does not reinstall when the package (from AUR) already installed $ yaourt -Q jruby local/jruby 1.7.3-1 but somehow $ yaourt --needed --noconfirm -S jruby keep ...
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Return value of current watt consumption on command line

Is there a way to return the current watt consumption on the command line? I have found about the powertop program, but have not seen a way to return the Watt consumption as a value to the command ...
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Arch installation and swap partition

to install Arch on a PC I have to make partition of the HDD boot swap / The swap is used by virtual memory, right? What's up if I make a too small or a too big swap partition? Could I have as ...
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Arch Linux steam installation failed due to signature error

I'm trying to install steam on my Arch and pacman said it can't install and showed the following error error: steam: signature from "Daniel Wallace <danielwallace@gtmanfred.com>" is invalid ...
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Multiple monitor with Linux

I' m installing Arch Linux with OpenBox, at the moment I've only downloaded OpenBox and tint2, but I have to install all the necessary. Before doing everything I'd like to know how to use my two ...
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Arch Linux how to close tty

I've opened several ttys and I don't know what key combination to use to close a tty. I'm using Arch Linux.
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Desktop Manager doesn't start with xorg

I've just installed Arch and I have installed gnome, but when I type startx I have the following problem waiting for X server to shut down Server terminated successfully (0). Closing log file.c: ...
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Network naming on Arch Linux

I've just installed Arch Linux on my old PC, to do the installation I used wifi-menu wlan0, now I've reboot but if I type: ifconfig wlan0 up I have as a result: wlan0: ERROR while getting ...
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Opening install.txt when installing Arch Linux

I know this may sound sily but I don't how to open install.txt. I tried 'w3m install.txt' and '_w3m install.txt' but still don't open. Can someone specify the code to do this?
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Install Arch Linux to external hard disk using a Virtual Machine?

I have an external hard disk and I want to install Arch Linux on it. Since I'm a complete beginner I want to have access to the online the documentation. As the title states, it is possible to install ...
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Arch Linux, Openbox and Desktop

I' m installing Arch with OpenBox, I' ve done everything but when I type openbox-session I have this error Failed to open the display from the DISPLAY environment variable. What's the problem?
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GRUB2: how to remember grub last choice

I'm currently trying out various distros so when I boot up my laptop I have several OS to choose from. Usually, all those distros install grub2 and locate themselves at the top of the list so they're ...
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Suspending laptop fails ~50% of the time

Running ArchLinux and GNOME 3 on a Thinkpad X220. When I suspend my laptop it goes into sleep mode and the LED ring around the power button fades in and out. When a suspend fails, the LED ring and ...
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Run a program at startup after starting display services [duplicate]

I have written a script that uses the import command. I want to start it when user logins. I put path of the script in /etc/profile but because it starts before starting gnome I get errors and can't ...
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How to bind USB device under a static name?

I have an arduino which sometimes gets bound to /dev/ttyUSB0 and other times to /dev/ttyUSB1 making my script fail. I do not want to enumerate all the possibilities of where my device could be, but I ...
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Can't connect to my wireless network though GNOME

I am a complete Linux beginner and I managed to install Archlinux today. But I have no access to my wifi for some reason. I get internet access in my terminal with wifi-menu but gnome tells me that ...
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how to patch PKGBUILD to lib32

I installed Poco library on my Arch64 system using AUR. Sources were downloaded, compiled and the package succesfully installed. But now I need to patch the PKGBUILD so that I can compile 32-bit ...
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NetworkManager issues in Arch Linux

Have had WiFi working fine via wifi-menu on command line for a while, but would much prefer the gnome icon, so i switched to NetworkManager, and now nothing will connect. I enabled my dhcp daemon in ...
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networkmanager with gnome 3.6.2 in Arch Linux

Every networkmanager I've tried is "incompatible with this version" in gnome's settings panel. I can still connect from command line fine, but that's just kind of a pain. Solutions I have tried: ...
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No core-dumps after recent upgrades: How to analyze it?

When I execute a program that I work on, it fails with the following message: ... Aborted (core dumped) However, no core dump is created. Core dumps were written previously, and I don't remember ...
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view history of opened programs Manjaro Linux

Is there a way to view a log, or history of all programs opened in Manjaro Linux?
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mpd: no audio output with PulseAudio, no mixing with ALSA

I am trying to use mpd with PulseAudio output. Thus I wrote the following in /etc/mpd.conf: music_directory "/mnt/dados/Musicas" playlist_directory "~/.mpd/playlists" db_file "~/.mpd/mpd.db" log_file ...
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Mounting USB drive on 3G dongle

I've got an Huawei HiLink E303 USB G3-internet dongle that I'd like to use to connect to the internet. I'm using Arch Linux. According to this page, the Linux drivers are actually on the device and ...
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How do I set up an encrypted swap file in Linux?

How do I set up an encrypted swap file (not partition) in Linux? Is it even possible? All the guides I've found talk about encrypted swap partitions, but I don't have a swap partition, and I'd ...
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Booting native Arch Linux on an Android device

I have a Galaxy Note 10.1 (n8010) and I want to make it boot Arch Linux natively. I mean boot Arch Linux instead of android. All that I need is to alter the initramfs, which I can't find anywhere in ...
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Run script when file is created [duplicate]

How do I run a script when a file is created in a certain directory? I am using an IDE to write a program which is run on a different computer. Every time the program is compiled it is copied onto ...
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Arch Linux - installation with old iso image

Are there any issues when installing Arch Linux with an old ISO image? Generally all packages are downloaded from mirrors during installation, but I want to be sure.
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see actual partitions usage

I have recently learned that ext3 (or some other filesystems) reserve some space of a drive by default for previliged processes. One can change this by doing the following: # tune2fs -m 4 /dev/sdXY ...