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Arch Linux Encrypt entire drive

My Raspberry Pi is set up as a PHP MySQL (Percona) server and I think that I have managed to make it quite resilient against online attacks but it is still very vulnerable against someone just taking ...
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Arch ntpd/ntpdate not synchronizng clock

My raspi running Arch isnt updating time with NTPD. Im running [root@fatpi ~]# cat /proc/version Linux version 3.10.28-1-ARCH (nobody@root-armv6-copy) (gcc version 4.8.2 20131219 (prerelease) ...
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Gentoo Linux Still Popular Today? [closed]

I have installed Gentoo Linux on a Thinkpad T42 and an earlier version Acer Laptop. But it has been years, installation on one laptop after another. I even planned to go further to install Funtoo ...
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Where node.js was installed?

I have installed node.js by : $ yaourt -S nodejs But where node.js (Dir) was installed?
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htop gives blank screen

Previously I was using htop on 32-bit Manjaro, and it worked fine, then I switched to 64-bit ArchLinux, when starting htop it shows a blank screen, and any key press does nothing. I've tried to add ...
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Making a real universal bootable Arch pen drive

I've followed this article, and been able to get a fully working 32-bit installation on a Kingston DataTraveler 8GB pen drive, with a BIOS boot partition, and a home/root ext4 file system without ...
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Make yakuake outputting correct characters

I have some files that using japanese, korean and chinese characters in their filename, this is the example filename 栗山千明 - おいしい季節決定的三分間.rar but when i tried to ls -w1 *.rar in the yakuake console, ...
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How to set up AMD Cayman/Antilles HDMI Audio (Radeon HD 6900 series)?

I've got an AMD Radeon HD 6950 card: $ lspci | grep AMD 03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cayman PRO [Radeon HD 6950] 03:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro ...
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Strange fcitx-mozc behavior with ArchLinux

I use ArchLinux and I have problem with Japanese IME. When I write by Japanese IME, a character can't be in text area with Skype, Android Studio etc.(Maybe those aren't gtk and qt apps) It works ...
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How do I update grub in Arch Linux

In Ubuntu we use below command to update grub 0.98 : # update-grub But how do I update grub version 2.00 in Arch Linux ? `
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mkinitcpio did not include modules.devname in cpio image

I'm running Arch Linux with a customized kernel. I modified the PKGBUILD from abs, and renamed the package to linux-custom. The PKGBUILD is fine, after installation I could see the modules.devname in ...
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Install Drivers Offline Arch Linux

I have been attempting to install Arch Linux on my Macbook Pro but the wireless and ethernet drivers don't work. Because of this, I cannot access the internet on it. So whilst searching for a solution ...
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How to find out what's wrong on all of my Qt programs?

I'm using Arch Linux (Linux 3.13), when I run qtcreator, it crashes, and the same happens for other Qt based software: $ qtcreator "Qt Warning - invalid keysym: dead_actute" Segmentation fault (core ...
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How can I make the TTY use the appropriate charset?

Note: forked of this per recommendation here. While I got the X keyboard layout right on my own after I fixed that stupid typo, I still can't set the console charset, key map, font map, or whatever ...
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How can I set the keyboard right on X?

Note: forked of this per recommendation here. I made a foolish typo for UTF-8, and expected that when I fixed it, the keyboard on X would work right. Since making this errant change, I was no ...
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Enable systemd-baclight@intel_backlight instead of systemd-backlight@acpi_video0

I have 2 files in /sys/class/backlight/ - acpi_video0 and intel_backlight. intel_backlight is the one which controls my screen brightness (echo/cat), however acpi_video0 is the default. By default ...
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How to install with pacman in ArchLinux without asking the user y/n? [duplicate]

I am looking for the equivalent of RHEL's yum -y in ArchLinux's pacman so that I can install packages with a shell script without asking the user questions.
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installing nvidia driver on archlinux and mining dogecoin

I have a GeForce GTX660 and I'm trying to install the latest nvidia driver to ultimately be able to mine dogecoins with these installation instructions It says to put my kernel version in my PKGBUILD ...
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Arch Linux slow shutdown

I'm suffering from a very slow shutdown/reboot with Arch Linux, so I followed the instructions given here to enable logging. So here is the log generated during (slow) reboot that unfortunatelly I ...
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Arch-Linux: Chrome first start takes about 15 seconds

First start of Google-Chrome after boot takes about 10-15 Seconds, after that chrome starts immediately. On my previous Fedora installation, this was not the case. So I thought this must be ...
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How to download all man pages for read offline?

I like read man pages offline instead of search manual on the web. I saw some commands does't have man pages on the machine but exist on internet. For exampe there is no man pace of the xrdb command ...
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Understanding Arch Linux release cycle

I'm new to Arch and perhaps this question has been asked hunderd of times before but I culdn't find an answer even in the official Arch documentation like this: ...
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launch x11vnc on bootup

I am using archlinux version 3.10.27-1-ARCH on my remote PC and I would like it to launch x11vnc server on successful bootup. Though i can start the x11vnc server manually, I am having trouble ...
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Arch-Linux: no boot messages

I'm fairly new to Arch-Linux so maybe this Question is a little bit ridiculous. If I boot the "Live-CD" of Arch-Linux, I see which services are successfully started, indicated by a green [OK] message. ...
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local package cache for arch linux

I am running an arch linux system and want to host a few arch linux VMs. For installing and updating the VMs they need access to the arch package repository which is usually achieved by a direct ...
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X keyboard layout unable to toggle

I don't understand why alt_shift_toggle is not triggers keyboard layout switch This is what I have localectl status System Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8 VC Keymap: us X11 Layout: us,ru X11 ...
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yaourt curl error: Couldn't connect to server

I'm trying to install some packages with yaourt. For example, when I try to install Google Chrome, I get the following error: $ yaourt google-chrome curl error: Couldn't connect to server I can ...
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Problems with the locale; can't make Arch Linux use UFT-8 [closed]

Note: The real problems behind this are presented here, as per a recommendation on meta. This question should be closed as a non-reproducible off-topic because its main problem is solved by correcting ...
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Internetless/Remote Arch Install

Don't have a WiFi card compatible with any modules for Linux or Ethernet, but I do have working OS X install with WiFi. Do have brew on OS X, and it being OSX, most Linux programs will run. How can I ...
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Install Arch Linux alongside Ubuntu 12.04

I have a windows 8.1 on which I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (dual OS). Now I also want to install Arch Linux alongside windows and ubuntu. Please tell me the how to do this on Ubuntu. I have a gparted ...
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IgnorePkg doesn't work for gvim and vim-runtime package

I use a modified vim in Arch Linux, so I blocked gvim and vim-runtime from upgrading: In /etc/pacman.conf I have: IgnorePkg = gvim , vim-runtime, vim, ... But when I do pacman -Syu, it still checks ...
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Different behaviour of systemctl suspend when executed via i3 wm key binding

I am using the i3 tiling windows manager in combination with light-locker to lock the screen. Light-locker displays a lock message on the locked TTY and shows the password screen on a second TTY. ...
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Unable to run a device in GenyMotion emulator

I have installed GenyMotion and its dependencies(Virtual Box, ...) from AUR. Now I'm trying to run a device in GenyMotion emulator but gets me following error: Unable to load VirtualBox engine. ...
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Change confirm-box default positions

I would like to change default position of confirm boxes. For example: When I clicking on Shutdown button, the confirm box position is located on Top-Left by default. How do I change default ...
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wifi failed to start with Arch Linux on laptop

I just installed Arch Linux. Wifi worked fine for me on installation but as soon as I rebooted, I received failure messages when trying to connect to my router. When trying to access my router ...
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Where does `logger` log its messages to in Arch Linux?

The logger command logs an entry via syslog, which usually puts that line to some file like /var/log/messages. If I understand the documentation correctly in Arch Linux all the logging is done ...
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No usable clock interface found

I just finished installing a paravirtualized archlinux guest on xen. I get the following error when my guest boots: [1.185226] i8042: No controller found [1.1247134] drivers/rtc/hctosys.c: ...
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How do I get Wicd to use other drivers in Debian 7.2 Xfce?

I have an old laptop with Debian Xfce 7.2 with a wireless-n pcmcia card. NetworkManager and Wicd have the same issues with Wi-Fi, especially with authentication. The card works perfect on Ubuntu ...
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Wordpress won't recognize the MySQL database

I want to install Wordpress on Archlinux but I have this error: Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress. I un-commented this line in ...
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How do I go about removing all my wifi tools in Arch?

My wifi setup is messed up and I keep disconnecting. I want to start from scratch, so I need to know how to thoroughly remove all my wifi tools. I don't want to forget some errant config file and ...
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Android Emulator on Arch Linux

I would like to run Android Emulator on Arch Linux. Is there any way to run Android Emulator on Arch Linux?
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Grub doesn't install - corrupted iso?

I wanted to install Arch Linux on my netbook. I hadn't important files on my hard drive so I've created new partition table (GPT) using GParted from Fedora LiveCD. When I'm running grub-mkconfig -o ...
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Arch sometimes won't suspend

Sometimes the computer won't auto-suspend when the lid has been closed. When this happens re-closing the lid won't make it suspend until next reboot. After the reboot the auto-suspend works again. ...
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Netboot error: Invalid kernel argument

I'm trying to install Arch using the Netboot Live System following these steps: Install Syslinux on a SD card according to its wiki. Copy the iPXE kernel image to the SD card. Create an syslinux.cfg ...
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Force fsck check after reboot with single command

I'm looking for systemd's equivalent to the shutdown -F command. I know that I can force fsck by adding fsck.mode=force to kernel options or tweak mount count for disks. I have tried touch /forcefsck ...
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Application on server crashes when accessed via browser - after full system upgrade

After a recent full-system upgrade one of my applications stopped working. It's Fatrat 1.2.0_beta2-11 on Archlinux (installed from community repository). Without enabling web access the application ...
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gpg starting gpg-agent on demand?

The man page of gpg-agent states: The agent is usualy started on demand by gpg, gpgsm, gpgconf or gpg-connect-agent. Thus there is no reason to start it manually. In case you want to ...
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What is the default root password for mariadb in Arch Linux?

I install mariadb in arch-linux. but I haven't got access to MySQL. I try this: mysql -u root -p Enter password: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO) ...
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where is `/var/www` in arch

I install Apache web server in arch Linux, my Apache work(when i type localhost in my browser see this: Apache/2.2.25 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.25 OpenSSL/1.0.1e DAV/2 PHP/5.5.7 Server at localhost Port 80 ...
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Unable to change backlight level

In Manjaro I can't set the backlight. I've tried to add: acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor to the kernel's command line but it didn't work. And I also added Option "RegistryDwords" ...