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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 ...
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Do I need X11 to install other desktop environments?

I just installed Arch Linux (Latest stable ISO from website) and I need to know whether or not I can just go straight to GNOME/KDE/LXDE, etc. without installing X11 first.
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Can't use su or sudo on Arch Linux

Sudo returns this error: sudo: effective uid is not 0, is sudo installed setuid root? And su - returns this: su: Authentication failure The user I'm using is a member of the following groups: ...
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What package could “linux-headers-3.7.5-1-ARCH” mean?

I'm debugging a closed-source software installer that seems to have some pre-conceived notions about my distribution. The installation aborts after not finding apt-get. The command it attempts to run ...
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Restore default completion

I use compgen when $COMP_WORD equals 1, now I want to restore default completion when otherwise, Right now I have, _rr() { case $COMP_CWORD in 1) COMPREPLY=($(compgen -W "A ...
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Can't upgrade “filesystem” package in Arch

I was unable to upgrade filesystem to latest version, /lib and /lib64 exists. And I can't just remove the link, otherwise all binaries would fail to run, Any thought? # pacman -S filesystem :: ...
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Why does eth0 only go up sometimes on boot?

I just installed Arch with Archboot. On boot, there's about 50% change of eth0 to go up. If it doesn't I'll have to reboot. What could cause this? If it goes up, dmesg contains: [ 7.9...] IPv6: ...
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“error setting up gummiboot-efi” on Archboot UEFI install

I recently purchased an Aspire XC600, but am having trouble installing Arch. I haven't installed on UEFI before. I want Arch as the only OS on the disk. I wrote the Archboot x86_64 image to a USB ...
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Start X after automatic login

I have a working automatic login to a virtual console after boot. Now I want the X server to start automatically, instead of typing startx. This worked before, but after switching to systemd, X would ...
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Mounting from dolphin vs commandline

I have been wondering how this is possible (i.e. how this works internally). When you want to mount a directory you have to be root. sudo mount /dev/something /mnt/somedir I know you can get around ...
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No shutdown or reboot option in KDE4's menu

I obviously have the privilege to shutdown through dbus, cuz it works in XFCE4, but in KDE4, I only have an option to logout. Any thoughts? I start kde4 with dbus-launch --exit-with-session startkde ...
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How to copy the output of pacman-color into a file and to display the output with the colors in the terminal

Originally I used pacman, not pacman-color and I copied the output into a file and I displayed the output in the terminal with the following command : pacman -Syu | tee file.log Unfortunately, it ...
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How to write a systemd .service file running systemd-tmpfiles

I need to run systemd-tmpfiles --create during the boot process with a systemd distro. So I need to create a systemd .service file doing this job. In this question you can read all the details about ...
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How does systemd-tmpfiles work?

I'm trying to change the value of /sys/bus/usb/devices/4-3/power/wakeup at every boot (4-3 according to my lsusb, it's the keyboard ID). The default value is: # cat ...
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Change where mlocate stores the database?

Looks like it's not configurable through /etc/updatedb.conf, and not mentioned in its manual as well. So can I change that?
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Install Arch(Bang) - Create Usb - Uefi

I am pretty new to Linux and want to install ArchBang-Linux, but I fail at creating a bootable USB-Stick. Can someone explain this procedure to me in a little more detail? ...
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I messed up my system clock in Arch Linux

I installed Arch a couple of days ago. Just realized the date/time were off by a day and one hour. I changed it using timedatectl set-time. Then used hwclock --systohc to set the hardware clock. ...
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Why do I get this 'Erase is backspace' message after I do a reset in xterm?

So when I do a reset in xterm I get something like this: Erase is backspace. [omarg@computer]: I've already checked my .bashrc and .Xdefaults files but it doesn't seem like that message is being ...