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Personal VM Station setup

In a previous question, i was looking for a way to execute VMware without installing a window manager or desktop environment. It proved difficult and I was curious if I am over complicating a solution ...
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First time arch, KDE is driving me insane

Ok, fresh new installation of Arch. I've installed xorg and the various packages plasma and sddm. Enable sddm and reboot. The login screen appear (pretty ugly though), I start moving the mouse ...
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VMWare in arch without DE or WM

I'm trying to run VMWare (or any graphical application for that matter) in fullscreen mode from the console. I don't want to install a Desktop Environment or Window Manager, or even a Display Manager ...
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Screen dims after waking from suspend

Whenever I wake my computer from a suspend, the screen dims immediately to half brightness. I'm running Arch Linux on a 2012 retina Macbook Pro. Any ideas as to why this happens and how to fix it? ...
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Internet connection problem with web browsers only

I'm experiencing a strange problem on my ArchLinux box with Gnome Shell 3.18. Suddenly I cannot surf the internet anymore with any web browser (chrome, FF etc) like the internet connection was down. ...
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Force Broadcom bluetooth to see wlan0 in down state

I`m running a 64bit Arch Linux on an old Dell Laptop. The wireless hardware, unfortunately, is from Broadcom (BCM4312 LP-PHY for wifi and BCM2046B1 for bluetooth). A Lenovo bluetooth mouse works and ...
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Archlinux how to generate italic style from regular font

From the Archlinux wiki I found it possible to force generating italic style from regular font. But I cannot find the cache file described here /usr/share/fonts/fonts.cache-1 How could I ...
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OpenGL vendor is vmware

When I run glxinfo | grep -i opengl I get: OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc. OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.7, 256 bits) OpenGL core profile version string: 3.3 (Core ...
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How does the Manjaro release cycle work? [closed]

I am wondering how the Manjaro release cycle fits in with it being a rolling release.
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Using hex colors in Ranger file manager

I would like to change the colors in a ranger colorscheme to some custom hex colors I defined. However, in the python file the colors are set by their names, like "blue" or "red". I tried to swap them ...
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run msfconsole within any directory

I just installed metasploit. The issue is i can only run ./msfconsole in installation directory which is /opt/framework/metasploit-framework. When i run msfconsole in another directory i got this ...
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How can I remap mouse buttons to modifier keys?

I have a fairly standard Logitech M510 wireless mouse with the three regular buttons, forward and back buttons, and scrolling and sidescrolling. The forward and back buttons are worse than useless ...
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How to install a Ruby gem on Arch Linux using Puppet?

I've got the following: class travis_linter { include shell package { 'travis-lint': ensure => latest, provider => gem, } } When I try to test it, however, I get the ...
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Thunderbird / Firefox profile missing or inaccessible

Out of sudden my Thunderbird and Firefox wont run because of this message: Your Thunderbird profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may ...
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Arch linux kernel upgrade from repositories

About two months ago I build a kernel (4.2.6-ARCH) from source according to this page, this is my current kernel version, the problem comes when I try to upgrade from the repositories, actually I did ...
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Why are IPV6 privacy extensions not working in Arch Linux?

I have native IPv6 via my ISP, with a routed /64 block. IPv6 is working on my internal network. (ie. I can ping ipv6.google.com) All devices on the network have IPv6 addresses allocated, and with the ...
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Why am I getting “Cannot connect to the Docker daemon” when the daemon is running?

The Docker service is clearly running: $ systemctl status docker.service ● docker.service - Docker Application Container Engine Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/docker.service; enabled; ...
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Are there any global menus still being maintained for gnome?

I am looking for a global menu that has not stopped being maintained for gnome 3.18 arch. Do any exist?
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Recommended partitioning scheme for Arch Linux when using two hard drives [closed]

I want to install Arch Linux on my laptop, which has two hard drives: a 25GB SSD and a 700GB HDD. I'd like to have the OS installed on SSD and have my data stored on the HDD. Which partitioning ...
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Any application to play song when headset is inserted

Is there any script which plays the song when the headset is inserted in Arch Linux? That would make it more like android phone.
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dirmngr does not start with proper home directory unless it is restarted

I am trying to follow these guidelines for gpg best practices: https://help.riseup.net/en/security/message-security/openpgp/best-practices but I am having trouble with dirmngr, which handles all ...
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unable to boot with GRUB after installing arch-linux

i finished to install the Arch linuks with lvm on Luks and rebooted after configuring the GRUB. when i boot to the USB GRUB i get: i have edited this page and fixed the UUID number to the sda1 ...
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KDE5 : a mix of UTF-8 and ISO-8859-1

Since (I think) I upgraded Plasma to version 5, KDE applications seem to open my files (encoded in UTF-8) as in ISO-8859-1. I am not very familiar with locales problems... I am french, so a lot of ...
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Does Manjaro Linux have a debug packages

One of my biggest frustrations with Arch Linux is the need to recompile half my OS every few weeks in order to provide meaningful bug reports to upstream projects. Most other distributions provide ...
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How to connect to virtual network on linux

I start most of my virtual machines using virtual box. Most of the time I configure them with bridge networking. But this time I would like to set it up with nat network. I added a virtual network ...
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Imperfections in Andale Mono font in fbterm

Recently I installed the Andale Mono font from the ttf-ms-fonts package on Arch Linux AUR. I then tried out using it in Fbterm to see how it works. It worked perfectly! Well, sort of. You can see ...
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Connections via IPv6 are reset while IPv4 works fine

I just set up a new Arch Linux system. Most networking applications (pacman, git, spotify e.g.) seem to be working just fine. All IPv6 connections though are reset by the server. curl -6 google.com ...
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Archlinux configure grapic driver lenovo z710

I want to configure my graphic card driver on a lenovo z710, because my laptop is overheating... On ubuntu I installed bumblebee and other stuff, but my system crashed, this time I wanna avoid this. ...
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Does the the Thinkpads still gets bricked when installing linux?

I am thinking about buying a Thinkpad for college work, specifically the Thinkpad t540p. (The touchpad seems bad, but I heard it has amazing performance and amazing build quality). I saw a post ...
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Changed ownership of entire os to root:root

I had my file/folder ownerships screwed up, so I thought I "restore" them by applying chown -Rh root:root / and then chown -Rh *username*:users /home/*username* Being a Linux noob, I did not know ...
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Secure way to back up systemd logs

I have arch linux installed on a raspberry pi and want to start backing up my logs regularly to some external write-once media. It'll probably be a CD, but I'm not sure yet, and it will probably ...
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Not able to finish setting up LUKS

I am trying to encrypt a new VM with LVM on LUKS. I formatted and partitioned the HD (1 partition). I ran: # cryptsetup -c aes-xts-plain64 -s 512 luksFormat /dev/sda1 /mnt/dok/31.jpg typing ...
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LCD USB communication

This is on Arch Linux. I connected it and using dmesg I got the output: [ 78.637285] usb 5-2: USB disconnect, device number 3 [ 78.953772] usb 5-2: new full-speed USB device number 4 using ...
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limitations of CUPS command line printing of image files

I have my default printer set: lpoptions -d HP_ENVY_5530_series. I can print some text: echo HELLO > h.txt lp h.txt CUPS understands many different types of files directly, including text, ...
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how to boot in arch linux live boot [closed]

I have windows 10 and i am experiencing some keyboard where some keys are not working. I want to check whether it is a software or hardware problem. I have an arch-Linux ISO at hand ans wanted to find ...
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arch linux- error:failed to get canonical path of 'airootfs' (grub to USB installation)

I'm trying to install arch-linux for the first time, everything was OK till I tried to install "grub" boot-loader to a USB drive. I am working by the WIKI ARCH LINUX guide. Both of this commands ...
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Got a brand new laptop with hardware still unsupported. Should I wait or return it?

So my parents offered my a Laptop, a quite good one judging by my other computers (for example my Desktop is still stuck on CDQ), and it is always sort of rude to return a gift in any situation, but ...
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arch linux- error:failed to get canonical path of 'airootfs' (grub to USB installation)

I'm trying to install arch-linux for the first time. everything was OK till I tried to install "grub" boot-loader to a USB drive. I am working by the WIKI ARCH LINUX guide. both of this commands ...
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Cannot login after pacman -Syu

A few days ago Chromium complained about wanting to be updated. I performed the following series of commands, deciding to upgrade Python for kicks. pacman -Syy pacman -S chromium pacman -S python I ...
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Netctl fails to connect

On an arch installation of me netctl fails to connect to a wpa wifi network using wifi-menu. I can currently not copy-paste from the console, but journalctl -xe gives me an "association/authentication ...
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Can't exit i3 because no sensible terminal emulator is installed

I am trying to setup Arch Linux, and after getting the most basic stuff setup I installed and ran i3 with: pacman -S i3 dmenu xorg xorg-xinit startx It finally started, but I can't exit it. After ...
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Start proxy on system boot

So I have tor installed and have it enabled with systemctl, so tor.service starts on boot and I can automatically just configure SOCKS5 proxies to 127.0.0.1:9050. Now, tor has a few minor annoyances. ...
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Cannot launch pidgin in KDE 5

I am using latest Arch linux with KDE 5 desktop. I am not able to launch pidgin today, but until today I was able to use it just fine If I launch I get this error in a popup: KDEInit could not ...
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How to install laravel on xampp?

I'm using the latest version of manjaro 64 bit and latest version of xampp. I want to install composer and laravel, tried many solutions on stackoverflow and askubuntu. Everytime I see a different ...
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Shutdown button in XFCE restarts computer

To turn off my Arch Linux laptop, I click the power button which brings up a panel where I can click "Shutdown" (among "reboot", "log off", etc). When I do, my computer shuts down and restarts after ...
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archlinux installation failing mounting issue

I can boot to my CD created using ubuntu. I boot to the archlinux x86-64 and it boots me into [rootfs /]# The error I am getting is the same error I am seeing in a lot of forums. ERROR: ...
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Using Super(Win)-Key with shortcuts on latest GNOME

I am running Arch Linux x86_64 with GNOME 3.18.3-1 x86_64 as desktop-environment. In an earlier version of GNOME I successfully used the Super_L-Key for shortcuts, but now that key isn't gonna be ...
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Cmus not showing any songs after fresh install

I am trying to install and use cmus properly, but I am running into some trouble. All of the guides that I have found have me enter the following command to add music to cmus. :add ...
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Deadbeef doesn't show up in sound applet of Cinnamon

I have installed Cinnamon desktop, VLC and Deadbeef. When I play an audio file or a video with VLC, I can control it via the sound applet, but when I play music from Deadbeef, there is no signal from ...
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Unable to scale Chrome on Hdpi screen for Arch Linux

I have a MBPR 13 running Arch Linux with only xorg and xmonad. However im not able to scale Chrome for Hdpi instead everything is super tiny. What I have tried so far is the reccomendations on Arch ...