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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 ...
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SLiM not working in Arch Linux with Gnome

I'm trying to change my login manager to SLiM and the theme I want for my login screen is archlinux-simplyblack: [cesar@arch ~]$ ls -la /usr/share/slim/themes/ total 108 drwxr-xr-x 27 root root 4096 ...
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GTK+3 config Arch/LXDE

I use Arch + LXDE. I performed a full system upgrade and upgraded packages seems to have included GTK+3. Since the upgrade, my GTK+3 progs such as GEdit, Evince, etc. look somehow terrible (unusual ...
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How to configure Syslinux to load the kernel images from a different partition or disk?

I'm running Archlinux using Syslinux as a bootloader. Right now the kernel image and initramfs are in /boot and all of the Syslinux stuff (configuration file and modules) are in /boot/syslinux. I'm ...
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Compiz in Arch Linux, no window title available?

I already enabled emerald as the window decoration provider command, and I have a theme configured for emerald. But when I start compiz by compiz --replace, I get no window title bar. Is there ...
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cpufreq-set -g performance doesn't work on arch linux

acpi-cpufreq was already loaded , where the frequency was all 800MHz now , and I can't make it back to full-speed , which is 2500MHz. I tried cpufreq-set -g performance , then I check /proc/cpuinfo , ...
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How to prevent the auto creation of the “Desktop” folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which application should I blame for compulsively creating a directory again and again? When I upload files via Firefox, the Open File dialog appears and the Desktop ...
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Pamd not mounting ecryptfs disk anymore since upgrade

I have encrypted my home disk a long time ago and I configured pam to mount it automatically on login. However after update to version 1.1.5-3 pam is not mounting the disk anymore. Here are the logs ...
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Arch Linux system borked after update [closed]

I have been running arch on my macbook 5,2 since I purchased it back in 2009. This morning I did a full system update (after a few months going without updates) and found some things not working, ...
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chroot fails with --userspec when chroot is i686

I'm experiencing a problem with chroot... I'm running on Arch Linux x86_64. I have a 64 bit chroot and a 32 bit chroot. They are identical except that one is 32 bit and one is 64 bit. I can enter ...
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Archlinux: modprobe: invalid option — 'l'

Just synchronized and updated all packages on my Arch Linux. Now I try to find out all available modules by modprobe -l But I got: modprobe: invalid option -- 'l' /sbin/modprobe was linked from ...
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Arch Linux , mount disks with thunar , without password

I just setup a minimal installation of Arch , installed gvfs , thunar-volman. But mounting disk requires password , this shouldn't happen. How should I work it out ?
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Help me choose the right distribution for learning and hosting web apps

I'm coming to Linux from the Windows world, and I want to learns the ins and outs of the system in order to make it my primary day to day work and hosting environment. I'm pretty much a complete ...
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Archlinux bluetile failed to install “glade”

When I try to install bluetile in archlinux, I get the following error: Building glade-0.12.1... Preprocessing library glade-0.12.1... gtk2hsC2hs: UName: root name supply used after saving cabal: ...
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Gnome3/Archlinux move windows with keys?

Looking for an app that will allow me to move my Gnome3 windows with keys like "Ctrl+Alt+Home" to move to top left corner of the screen. Essentially, this is what Winsplit revolution does on windows. ...
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Disable autoscrolling in gnome 3.4

I've recently updated my gnome to 3.4 and a problem appears. When I start scrolling, scroll never ends and even continues to scroll when I switch to another window. How can I disable this annoying ...
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Suddenly I have troubles plotting with python

I have a code that I used yesterday to generate plots. Today, when I tried to use it (with the same input as yesterday), I get an error: QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme. ...
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Accidentally set screen resolution too high, it won't change back

I'm using VMware with Arch and XFCE. The default screen resolution was too small for me so I wanted to change it to something higher. I accidentally selected a screen size that was too big and I ...
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G3 Usb Modem Huawei E1550 did not work after unplug (NetworkManager)

I have the following problem: When I boot with plugged in usb modem everything is fine. If I unplug modem and plug it back it can not be used any more. Some logs below. 1. Modem plugged on boot ...
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How to properly and easy configure `xdg-open` without any enviroment?

I'm using OpenBox window manager without any desktop enviroment. xdg-open behaves strangely. It opens everything with firefox. $ xdg-settings --list Known properties: default-web-browser ...
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LightDM shows a black screen in my Arch Guest VM

I'm trying to get LightDM to work but for some reason it just shows up a black screen when I get to the user selection screen, GDM works fine though. I followed the ArchWiki doc and it's strange ...
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How to add boot parameters in arch linux

I want to add i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 as a kernel line as described here but I'm unsure where/how exactly.
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Why do some characters show as squares in Chrome?

For example in the dev tools I get something like: Some of these squares are at the end of lines, initially I thought they were carriage returns but it turns out they aren't. Also, squares appear ...
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Pacman Full system upgrade failure

I'm trying to do a full system upgrade using pacman on ArchLinux. I have kernel 3.2. When typing sudo pacman -Syu I got the following errors :: Synchronizing package databases... core is up to date ...
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XFS vs Ext4 vs Others - which file system is stable, reliable, for long run such as 24/7 case

XFS and Ext4 file system which one is really stable and reliable for long run with heavy disk write and read? the system will be used in a place where 24/7 is in service, and every second there is ...
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Activating Audio System in Arch Linux

I wanted to get the audio system going on Arch Linux, and I followed the very concise instruction I found on Archlinux.org, but it didn't help. Has anyone done this personally, therefore knowing the ...
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Home key acting strange in bash (tty and X) on long input strings

When I hit Home if my current input is short enough (say, <36 characters), it works fine. However, when I've typed a longer command and then want to go back to the beginning, it seems like it does ...
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Arch: Is “SigLevel = Never” the only convenient way?

The only way I can install majority of packages without rejection from signature database is to put SigLevel = Never in pacman.conf. Its not supposed to be the right way, but I don't seem to be able ...
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How big should the rootfs partition should be on Arch Linux?

I've installed ArchLinux yesterday and set up a 10 GB partition for the root file system, 256 MB for swap, and the rest (456 GB) for my /home. However I still have 4.0 GB left on my root file system ...
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ArchBang dual boot with Windows: HowTo

I have been reading up on ArchBang, and I am quite interested to try it. My netbook does not have a CD/DVD drive, so I created USB installation stick using numerous Windows tools, like LiLi, and Linux ...
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No wireless in Archlinux Gnome3

Successfully installed Gnome3 on archlinux (not the fallback mode). EDIT: My wired internet connection works fine. However, I can't see the network icon (or wireless networks) in the tray. When I ...
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A tool that helps me to be sensible on permissions?

Is there a tool or understandable source (manual, webpage, ...) in existence that helps a moderate* user to be more sensible about user permissions? In my ideal-dream-world I'd have a CLI tool that ...
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Mount ubuntu one or similar web storage services without their clients

I want to mount a folder to sync with my Ubuntu One account. The only restriction is that I don't want to use the client provided. I use Arch Linux if it counts. And if you can provide a general ...
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C++ compile in Arch Linux with no g++ package in repositories

I wanna compile a C++ program in Arch Linux, but there's no "g++" package as there is in Ubuntu repositories for example. Using -x too won't work. like this: gcc -x c++ -o myprog myprog.cpp
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pacman could not find database

I want to install sudo. So I type in pacman -S sudo. But then I get the following errors: warning: database file for 'extra' does not exist warning: database file for 'community' does not exist ...
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Installing Epson Stylus SX115 printer on Archlinux

I have a printer 'Epson Stylus Sx115' plugged into my USB port. It is detected because it is listed in lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID ...
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Arch + LXDE + lxdm -> INIT: Id “x” respawning too fast: Disabled for 5 minutes

I've been trying to install LXDE with lxdm on Arch, and followed the instructions given at archlinux.org and lxde.org on how to set these things up together. Here's the manipulations I make to ...
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How to start process as a specific user on boot

I am using Arch Linux. I need to start my web application automatically should the server should restart. I need to run it as user 'www'. How can I do this?
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Is it possible to use a lamp server for serving files from a nas?

In my current home-network setup, i am running freenas 8 on a mini-itx box (on which i store all my files). I'm thinking about building an extra l.a.m.p. server with some spare parts (for use in my ...
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Pacman Full system upgrade ask for replacing packages

Every time I do a full system upgrade pacman ask me the same question : tarting full system upgrade... :: Replace mga-dri with extra/libgl? [Y/n] n :: Replace r128-dri with extra/libgl? [Y/n] n :: ...
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startx error when setting up X server on archlinux

I am trying to install X on my archlinux home desktop. I get this error when trying to start it (startx/xinit): [root@computer ~]# startx xauth: file /root/.Xauthority does not exist xauth: file ...
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How do I fix the error 403 I am getting with XAMPP while I am using mod_userdir?

I am running Arch Linux and I decided to use XAMPP so I can create and test web pages. Anyway, I followed the instructions given in the site and extracted it to /opt/lampp and I also uncommented the ...
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Columns of Virtual Desktops in Openbox

I'm setting up Openbox in Arch and was trying to setup the virtual desktops like I usually like them, in one tall column. The default is to have them setup as a single row and the Openbox config ...
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fstab not mounting a disk on boot

I'm running Arch Linux on a Macbook. I want to automatically mount my Macintosh partition when booting Arch, so I added the following to /etc/fstab: /dev/sda2 /media/Machintosh hfsplus defaults 1 2 ...
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“Only root can mount” error - but I am root

Yesterday I was able to mount my smb share with the following command: sudo mount -t cifs //XXXX/share /media/share -o user=Ben,password=XXX,workgroup=WORKGROUP,ip=XXX.XX.XX,uid=ben,gid=ben,rw I ...
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Wireless not showing a network in the scan results

I have a weird problem of connecting to a wireless network. I am connecting to a network named "C-202" with WPA-Personal. This network shows up in the scan results some time and won't show some time. ...
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Thinkpad disable TrackPoint

I have a new thinkpad x220t running Arch Linux. There seems to be a problem in the products hardware architecture as the TrackPoint is moving when you convert the thinkpad into tablet mode and put ...
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Pacman could not find gnome-system-tools ArchLinux

I tried to install gnome-system-tools on ArchLinux using pacman . I've run pacman -Syy before but pacman could not find the package. Here is my pacman.conf file # # /etc/pacman.conf # # See the ...
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Firefox not rendering some pages well

I recently installed ArchLinux on my macbook Alu. I've installed the nvidia proprietary graphics, and Gnome3. I have Firefox 10 installed with pacman. However Firefox is not rendering some pages ...