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latest arch linux on beaglebone black

I have installed arch linux using what I assumed was the latest kernel at http://archlinuxarm.org/os/ArchLinuxARM-am33x-latest.tar.gz But this only installs 3.8.13 and I understand that there are ...
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XFWM set chrome app launcher placement?

I'm running XFCE4 in arch linux and using google-chrome-stable. I added the Chrome app launcher (google-chrome-stable --show-app-list) to the panel, but when I click on it, it places the launcher ...
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lsof: home folder is busy, but I never logged in as that user

I'm trying to run ecryptfs-migrate-home to encrypt my home folder, but the command keeps failing the open files check. Indeed, lsof +D "/home/will" shows the same in-use files as ...
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XFCE how to show pop up when using sound function keys

On Unity and Ubuntu, I noticed that if I change the volume via function keys, it shows a pop up. Can I have the same ability with Arch and Xfce? It already does it with brightness (if I press the ...
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Mesa works, but unable to start Xserver and GUI with nvidia driver and nvidia-xconfig generated configuration file

I'm using Manjaro OS based on Arch Linux. So I can switch between gfx drivers using sudo mhwd-gpu --setgl [mesa/nvidia] command. But I'm unable to tap my gfx card, because of of wrong Xorg ...
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System freezes on startup

Lately my Arch Linux desktop freezes more frequently after I boot it up. Now it happens about 4-6 times before I finally get a complete startup. It freezes as different points, sometimes at a message ...
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Tracker-extract and Tracker-store processes consuming huge Amount of RAM

I am using Arch Linux, kernel 3.16. From last one week my two processes tracker-extract and tracker-store are taking too much RAM. It results in hangup of system once in every 2 hours. ...
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Printing problem with ArchLinux and Gnome 3.14 and cups service

Sice a few days (I suspect since I have upgraded to gnome 3.14) on ArchLinux I can't print anymore. If I open the printing panel of gnome control center I get a message like (it's translated from ...
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Unable to start gnome-session without root ?

I have freshly installed arch linux according to the steps listed in arch linux wiki page, installed xorg and gnome. In my ~/.xinitrc file I have added the line exec gnome-session. Now, when I ...
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Share wireless card with Arch Linux on VirtualBox

I'm developing a software that needs to access the list of wifi networks in Arch Linux. This is easy, just run iwlist scanning. The problem is: I'm running VirtualBox on Mac OS X and when I run this ...
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Sage Math browser interface not working

I wanted to try Sage Math as a free alternative to MatLab. I installed it from AUR, and it works in terminal, but I can't access it via the browser. I tried to Google it, but had no luck. ~> sage ...
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Sometimes the CPU fan does not start

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X240, and it works well and on normal temperatures. However, sometimes the fan does not start even when running high stress processes that warm up the CPU drastically. In ...
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Syslinux gives error: ata 10: Softreset failed (1st FIS failed)

I recently installed arch on my desktop, and I get the error in the title twice per boot, without the [] and preceded by what I assume is a timestamp: [12.xxxxxxx] on the first and [22.xxxxxx] on the ...
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How do I uninstall gnome-extra?

I come from an Ubuntu background. So I ran the following command: "sudo pacman -S gnome gnome-extra --needed" and I get this output: :: There are 40 members in group gnome: :: Repository extra 1) ...
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Arch/OSX - fstab options for shared /home (HFS+) on SSD

I've got an Arch and OS X install sharing an HFS+ (non-journaled) /home partition. My Arch side seems to have issues with the partition. In particular, deleting multiple files causes the drive to ...
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DisplayPort won't wake up screen when laptop placed in docking station

My laptop is connected to an external monitor via DisplayPort(in a port in the docking station). When I boot my laptop while it is connected to the docking station everything works fine, but if I ...
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Delaying kernel upgrades on Arch Linux

On Arch Linux, whenever a kernel upgrade is applied (via pacman -Su), problems occur. For example, iptables can no longer be used: # iptables -L iptables v1.4.21: can't initialize iptables table ...
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How do I reinstall wifi firmware in Arch?

For a month, I've had no internet because of an rf-kill problem. I've followed advice here and in the Arch wiki, but no luck. rf-kill insists that my wifi is hardlocked. I want to reinstall the ...
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How can I use the scroll lock key to toggle the back light on my keyboard?

I recently purchased a backlit keyboard that requires Scroll Lock for toggling the lights. I quickly came into some issues that can be worked around with a few simple bash commands - See this thread. ...
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Why is the Scroll Lock key disabled in Cinnamon/Linux/Xorg?

I recently purchased a backlit keyboard that was designed such that the Scroll Lock key was used to toggle the back light. I quickly found that Cinnamon does not respond properly when the Scroll Lock ...
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indicator-cpufreq in arch linux

I'm an Ubuntu user testing out Arch Linux. So far I'm happy. On Ubuntu I used the indicator-cpufreq applet to control power profile both on Unity and Gnome-shell. On Arch, I cannot figure out how ...
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Arch Linux: Should I keep the dhcpd service if I'm using connman?

Running systemd-analyze blame tells me that dhcpd.service is running. I remember enabling this in order to get automatic Ethernet connection back when I was installing Arch. Now I installed connman ...
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arch linux boots into grub command line

I'm trying to install arch linux over virtual box guest machine in a UEFI mode. I've followed beginners guide to install base system, generate fstab and etc and my system now boots into grub command ...
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How shareable is /var/cache?

I know that some subdirectories of /var/cache are pretty much shareable, for example /var/cache/pacman (in case of ArchLinux), and possibly others (/var/cache/man?), but at least /var/cache/ldconfig ...
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Freeze after /dev/sdaX: clean

I did a major update yesterday and after shutting down the computer and turning it on today, I constantly get jammed at: /dev/sdaX: clean 99999/999999 files, 999999/999999 blocks If I do ...
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ArchLinux netctl stopped working

TL;DR: What could cause netctl to suddenly stop working? I didn't make any manual changes to the profile I was using, and am unable to get it to work again by re-creating the profile. TS;NMI: So I ...
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libvirt-bin error on a VM when I try to list VM

I'm using Virtualbox 4.3.18 on my Arch Linux Host machine and libvirt-bin 1.2.9 on my Ubuntu Server Cloud guest machine. Everytime I try to follow this tutorial I receive the following error when I ...
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Archlinux VLAN internet access virtualbox

I need to configure Openstack on a Virtual Machine and for that I created an VLAN to support communication between controller and nodes. The problem is that I need internet access on this VLAN to ...
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solarized color-scheme alsamixer

So I just changed my terminal(termite) color-theme to solarized(light) but it seems that it won't affect alsamixer. I would like to have a light background. I changed the config of termite and ...
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Arch Linux becomes unresponsive from khugepaged

I am a heavy VMware workstation 10.0.3 user, and as such I have 32GB RAM on my system. My only operating system is Arch Linux, using Unity for the desktop. Usually when I have two virtual machines ...
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How to restrict access to an Arch package repository?

I have created a custom package repository for Arch Linux that holds packages that for various proprietary licensing reasons cannot be shared widely. Ideally I would like to make the repository ...
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Arch linux net configuration Operation: No Such file or Directoy

I ma currently in the middle of installing arch linux on my old lenovo g560. This is my second attempt at installing arch-linux. My problems are when I am trying to enable the wireless service with ...
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Why are there different types of linux distributions? What makes them unique, fundamentally? [closed]

They all use Linux kernel (lower layer). They all provide support for the same set of packages (higher layer), despite version differences. And even though their beliefs and "philosophy"s differ, what ...
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LVM Ontop of LUKS using Grub

What am I trying to do? Install Arch with full system encryption (sans boot and media partition) using LVM on top of LUKS on an external hard drive (sdb) using: ...
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Mount error during arch-linux installation

I'm trying to install Arch-Linux from a USB stick. I copied the iso onto the stick using Unetbootin and made changes to the syslinux file as per the wiki. But the installation throws up a "mount: you ...
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First KDE Session

I was curious, so I installed kde alongside gnome (which I use primarily, for the matter). I am running arch linux, and I installed kde using yaourt, by the following command: yaourt -Syua # ...
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Recommended file system for cloning AUR-mirror?

I'm beginning to use Arch Linux and wanted to explore the AUR repository. Because of this motivation, I learned two things immediately. Ext3 can support only 32000 sub-directories. (I ran into ...
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building php-5.3 on arch linux

I'm trying to build php-5.3 on arch linux using phpenv + php-build. The problem is bison is too new: $ phpenv install 5.3.29 [Info]: Loaded apc Plugin. [Info]: Loaded pyrus Plugin. [Info]: Loaded ...
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Cannot label F2FS (SELinux)

I'm running Arch Linux [testing] x86_64 For some reasons, I can't relabel my root file system (F2FS) with SELinux (custom kernel compiled, using refpolicy) Kernel ver $ uname -a ...
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Does Linux support the ThinkPad Helix 2?

I'm holding out for the ThinkPad Helix 2, which has a detachable tablet as a screen. It comes out later this month. I've heard that installing Linux on bleeding edge technology can be problematic ...
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systemd-timesyncd.service inactive on Arch on VMWare

On Arch Linux running as a guest OS on VMWare Fusion, I noticed the system time of Arch falls behind when I sleep the host OS and never gets back in sync. It appears systemd-timesyncd is loaded but ...
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Can't boot after grub update on Arch

I did an update yesterday and didn't reboot my laptop until I had a power failure. Upon rebooting I find that I have no hard drive (or so it claims). I've tried booting into an arch live disk and I ...
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Wifi and ethernet unstable (takes many tries to connect, disconnects)

Both my WiFi connection and my Ethernet connection have recently (I'd say about a week ago) become unstable, without any change in the configs. Now in order to connect I've to try several times and ...
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Run script after GDM login into GNOME?

I recently bought a laptop and wrote a script that sets up a reverse ssh tunnel if a certain user logs in through GDM. I did this because I've had a laptop stolen in the past and would like to be ...
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Problem with dual booting Arch and windows (using syslinux)

I am trying to create a dual boot system. First I installed windows 8.1 Then I installed in a separate partition arch linux. Then I installed with the help of a guy in a greek forum syslinux giving ...
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How can I boot GParted in Arch Linux?

I'm trying to increase the size of my boot partition because Arch keeps complaining about it. I have GParted on a USB flash drive. When I restart, there's no option to boot from the flash drive ...
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How to use chroot'd desktop environment on Android with external display, mouse and keyboard?

I have a chroot'd Arch Linux environment set up on my Android phone (a OnePlus One) and I would like to connect it to a monitor (directly or with use of some sort of passthrough/adapter eg. Raspberry ...
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Create guest account with restricted access to applications

I'm trying to create a guest account in arch linux that only allows the user to use simple applications like firefox. I do not want them to have access to programs like terminal or grub-customizer ...
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Alternatives to xsounds.org for haskell-core on arch linux

Every time I attempt to update my arch system using sudo pacman -Syu it fails because it failed to retrieve some files. The culprit is my ISP. It doesn't give me a reliable connection to the mirror of ...
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Emulate RaspberryPi using QEMU

I would like to run a RaspberryPi system on my MacOSX using QEMU. I tried the following, using this tutorial: ./qemu-system-arm -M versatilepb -cpu arm1176 -m 256 -hda ArchLinuxARM-2014.06-rpi.img ...