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VBox on headless server: install linux without RDP

I have script to setup headless machine on remote headless server, connected by ssh. It will create machine, attaches disk and archiso, and launches installation. Also, I have script to setup ...
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How can I perform a clean install of Arch?

Basically I had another distro on my hard drive but I want to format it for complete use by Arch. I know how to set it up and such, it's just the formatting/partitioning part that I'm a little bit ...
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cannot get speakers to work on arch linux

I have just installed arch linux (no DE) on my computer, then installed mpg123 and mplayer to play mp3 from command-line by either of them. But the sound is not coming, what's wrong? (I did got some ...
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after installing arch linux cannot boot to other OS

I have installed Arch Linux, but I cannot boot to Ubuntu and Windows 8. they are not coming in the grub except Arch itself. how to get back other OS ?
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How to set apache Document root on ntfs partition?

I'm running Arch Linux and installed apache, php and mysql (not mariadb) there. Arch root partition have limited size, because I set big partition on ntfs filesystem for shared files between OS (I'm ...
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How do I fix an “unknown chipset” error when booting Arch Linux?

I have a laptop with this hardware: intel i5 nvidia 820m graphics card 64bit system with uefi boot I burned the Arch Linux ISO to USB, and I am getting the option to choose Arch on booting the ...
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Is my webcam driver being used to hack my computer?

I'm seeing this in the journal: Mar 27 14:01:02 user-PC gdm-Xorg-:0[424]: (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'TOSHIBA Web Camera' Mar 27 14:01:02 user-PC gdm-Xorg-:0[424]: (**) TOSHIBA Web Camera: ...
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Figure out at what time the machine was suspended

I suspended my machine and now got back to work. I want to figure out at what time I suspended the machine. Is there any way to somehow look up the time?
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How to take variables from another Makefile in shell script

I want to use the variables from another Makefile under the directory ~/kernelbuild/linux-3.14.37 in my own shell script. Following is the variables that I need: VERSION = 3 PATCHLEVEL = 14 SUBLEVEL ...
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Can I use my SIM card slot to telephone?

My laptop (a Thinkpad T440) has a SIM card slot which is meant to be used for internet, though I haven't tested that yet since I don't have any SIM cards with internet contracts. However, is it ...
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Shell script for automated kernel compilation

I am trying to write a shell script to build a custom kernel on Arch Linux. I have succeeded to do write all the steps described in the Arch Linux kernel compilation page: ...
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Why is my DAD slow?

The last few boots of my Arch Linux, I noticed I had no network access. I'm using a netctl profile to give my adapter a static IPv4 address, which by itself works fine. So I had a look at the logs, ...
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Choppy Sound in Chrome on Linux (flash or HTML5) but not VLC

As the title states, I currently have choppy sound on Chrome in Linux in both flash and HTML5 content, however VLC does not have choppiness. I am running Arch, using Chrome (dev channel), and using ...
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Is there a way to edit xfce4 autostart applications in a terminal?

I'm using xfce4 as desktop environment on my arch-linux machine and recently made the decision to replace the window manager (xfwm4) and give xmonad a try. I followed this guide and downloaded the ...
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When saving INTO OUTFILE from mysql on a systemd based system, the output file is grabbed by systemd — why?

I regularly run simple reports from a mysql (actually, mariaDB) database: MariaDB [acts]> SELECT resolution, title FROM acts ORDER BY resolution INTO OUTFILE '/tmp/acts-titles.txt'; Recently I ...
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GNOME 3.14 and Google Drive integration

In Gnome 3.14 On Line Account Settings, if I add a Google account, under "use this account for" I can switch Documents on/off. This in my understanding should synchronize my documents with my Google ...
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Harddisk changes name - Archlinux

I just installed Archlinux, so I am very new to this. When booting, it suddenly happens, that my SSD is not mounted as "sda" like when I installed Arch, but as "sdd" or "sdf". If this happens, my ...
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What decides where TTY and boot messages are displayed?

I recently switched from Fedora 21 to Arch Linux, and one thing that bothers me is that Arch does not put boot messages and TTYs' on all available outputs like Fedora does, but only on the primary ...
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File owner changes after editing a group editable file

I use archlinux x64. I'm studying web development and in order to edit files served by Apache under srv/http, directory which Apache serves, I created a group adding my user and Apache's user so I ...
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web cam starting hangs os

I faced a strange effect as ... when my notebook wakes up from suspend I can start and close my web cam with guvcview 1-3 times; But after while on 3dr or 4th starting attempt (I didn't count for ...
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arch linux, x220, sd card reader

I'm running ArchLinux on a Thinkpad X220. The laptop has a built-in SD/MMC card reader. When inserting SD cards, no card is detected, nothing is logged to dmesg. The reader is listed in lshw as ...
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Ip route: Routing with two interfaces (only one connected to Internet)

I have this problem: I have a laptop with WiFi and eth. The WiFi is connected to the internet and has the following config: 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.1 as gateway The eth is connected in this way ...
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CKB Arch - Daemon run on startup

I have a Corsair K65 RGB Keyboard. To start it working, I had to clone https://github.com/ccMSC/ckb , compile and run the [clonedir]/ckb/bin/ckb-daemon . Every time I boot, I have to pull out my old ...
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Need help creating a Live SD card

I'm having a bit of of a nightmare. I'm trying to create a bootable SD with Arch on it after failing miserably earlier today in VirtualBox fdisk output : Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 32.0 GB, 32010928128 ...
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Installing Arch on HP Chromebook 11 (praying I didn't brick it)

I'm attempting to get into Arch Linux ARM by installing it onto an HP Chromebook 11. I was following this post but fell off the path when it came time to restart and boot from the USB. When I start ...
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Arch Linux openSSH frequently drops connection

I'm running a VM using Oracle's VirtualBox. The OS is the latest version of Arch, 64-bit. For some odd reason, every so often (frequently enough to be very annoying and making it almost impossible ...
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How to debug failing service in Arch Linux

I have a application which i can run without any problems as a normal application. The application is using I2C and WiFi. I can detect the data flow through wireshark so i can confirm that it is ...
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Getting “Error removing file: Permission denied.” in Arch when trying to delete a file with a right click

How can I avoid this problem? I am tired of having to delete everything by writing sudo every time. Is it possible to just grant root privileges to the user so I do not have to run sudo every single ...
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Unable to boot after installing grub for new Arch Linux Install on Acer S7

I have followed the instructions on the Arch Linux beginner's guide to do a dual boot on an Acer S7-392. I only did not do the initramfs part and I did not create the partitions at the install since I ...
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Reloading specific base files

I am using Arch Linux and I have cleared the fstab file on accident. Of course I regenerate the fstab with genfstab -U -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab the thing is, I do not know what was in the ...
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How to troubleshoot audio problems / issues in Arch?

I've been running Arch for almost a year now, and my audio was working great until I started messing around with things (>.>) The reason I started messing around with things is because I want to get ...
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netctl not auto-connecting consistently

I am trying to setup my wifi network in Arch Linux ARM to auto-connect at home and office. But it is not always connecting automatically as intended. netctl list * wlan0-Spaceship wlan0-Cremehead ...
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Shell script printing blank $USER variable when executed by Smartd

I have created a script that smartd daemon (smartmontools) executes as per command below. DEVICESCAN -a -m email -M test -M exec /usr/share/smartmontools/my-script -n stand... Smartd appears to be ...
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Mouse does not interact with XFCE

I run XFCE 4.10 in Archlinux and I have had my mouse (and/or XFCE) behaving weirdly for a couple of days. The mouse works fine when I first start XFCE. I can interact normally with UI features. ...
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Why do I have to insert USB storage twice to mount it?

Often, I insert my USB storage into my computer and it will not mount. I can see the USB drive recognised in KDE's panel, but it will not be mounted. I can click on the "mount" button in the panel, ...
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Neocomplete conflict with auto line-breaking in vim

I've found a conflict between automatic line breaks in vim and the neocomplete Vundle plugin. When neocomplete is off, then my set textwidth=80 option works correctly, i.e. a line break is inserted ...
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Vim auto line-breaking not working as expected (update: problem with neocomplete)

I'm trying to configure vim so that the text breaks automatically at 80 characters. I know the way to do this is with set textwidth=80 However, the lines don't automatically break when I typed ...
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Can I install Arch-Linux in my hard disk partition running archlinux iso in a VirtualBox?

I am running arch Linux in my oracle VirtualBox and learning to install with arch wiki documentation. I was wondering if following things were possible to perform: First I have done following things ...
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how to choose appropriate linux hardware - poor graphics performance

I can't believe I am asking this question here myself. Apologies if this is not the right place for this question. I've been using linux since 1996, SuSE version 4.1... And yet I am still not able ...
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Why when I press bloc num, my linux writes on disk?

As title, when I enable or disable the Bloc Num, my Archlinux writes something on disk. I can't understand what it saves, probably it's logging, but I can't find nothing in logs. And also, why should ...
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UDEV-Rule to mount USB-Stick / execute script

I have a problem with an udev-rule. i simply want to mount a usb stick when it is plugged in. the rule correctly executes a script which mkdir the mount point and then calls mount. everything seems to ...
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Setting initial configurations of user session for Arch Linux

I have to configure the keyboard every session with the command: setxkbmap -layout br And to connect: systemctl start dhcpcd I want the system do this automatic, I've tryed change the ...
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How to restore normal boot process after pacman update on EFI?

I just updated my system and upon reboot I've found myself in emergency mode. This is a dm-crypt+LUKS EFI system (thinkpad) using gummiboot. journalctl -xb reports that /boot could not be mounted. ...
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Java process freezes until I use 100% CPU

The issue I encounter When working on Android-Studio, Eclipse or even command-line Gradle, the Java software often freezes (even though usually it is after I update my system/change java). For ...
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visual mode/highlighting/selecting text on uzbl?

Is there a way to do a vim-like visual mode to select text with uzbl? Or any way to select text in uzbl with the keyboard? I installed arch-linux recently, and I haven't gotten my touchpad working. ...
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gdm3 hangs for a few seconds at startup

I recently migrated from slim to gdm on my arch linux system. Login is working fine, I am experiencing the following problem however: gdm3 starts, showing the user names of the machine however, it ...
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Raw thumbnail working in Thunar but not in Nautilus

I am using Arch with Gnome 3. I installed raw-thumbnailer using pacman and got raw thumbnails working in Thunar. I thought installing raw-thumbnailer will also make Nautilus to show raw thumbnails. ...
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Changing hard disk configuration without reinstall

I have been using Arch Linux since 2013 and I love it The major reason I tried Arch was that it let me install with / on a RAID-0 partition. My laptop has 2 hard drive bays and I had 2 SSDs There ...
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Why does `systemctl enable rpcbind' change the volume of my sound? And how do I prevent this?

I just did: $ systemctl enable rpcbind And this caused the volume on my headphones to increase severly. First off, I don't understand why this happens, as rpcbind seems completely unrelated to my ...
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startx doesn't work with users

I just installed archlinux on an external usb drive. I have managed to install xorg, xfce4 and gnome session. It works perfectly when I use the OS as root user. This is because I edited /root/.xinitrc ...