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Applications that start with a system

I've got an Arch linux and every time I start the system it opens applications, that I don't want to be opened. It starts me Ark, Mozilla firefox and the folder "download". Why does this happen? How ...
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Arch Linux boot failure: Fsck check on LVM /var mount fails

I recently installed Arch Linux on an older laptop that I am using as a personal workstation and machine to better learn how to administer Linux. I have a persistent boot failure that has started ...
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Mount android device 4.0.4 on linux

I am trying to mount a Samsung Galaxy S2 as a mass storage device onto an uptodate Arch Linux setup. On the Android phone I have done the following Settings -> More -> USB Utilities -> USB mass ...
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Remove IP address from interface with VLANs

On Arch Linux, I have a single physical ethernet interface on 2 VLANs (3 and 7) with static IP addresses for the VLANs and a DHCP address for the 'main' ethernet interface. Is there a way for me to ...
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Window not resizing on gnome shell

I am using archlinux with gnome shell 3.14.3-2 and I am unable to resize windows using eather alt+f8 or alt+space -> resize. Pressing alt+f8 and the moving the mouse moves the window, while it is ...
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nvidia driver [discrete graphics] on Optimus laptop doesn't load

I'm trying to use my ThinkPad W520 with external monitors in a docking station. When I start my computer with [Discrete Graphics] set in the BIOS, systemd loads and then the computer just hangs as if ...
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Archlinux Skype problems with build-in microphone

So. My problems with next: I use pulseaudio as a sound server. I check my mic settings by arecord. All ok, but in Skype mic not working. Only silence. But when I tested it with Skype service and look ...
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Need to reinstall GRUB2, but it requires me to boot into unbootable system!

I had Window 8 and Linux Mint. Mint broke and I installed Antergos. Now I lost GRUB completely and I have to use Windows Boot Manager to boot into Windows. So I used Boot Repair CD to try to fix that, ...
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Every time I run tmux, new ssh-agent child process is started (zshell)

Every time I start tmux or split tmux, new instance of ssh-agent is started ("Agent pid XXXX" appears on the top), which is quite annoying because I have to type the key password every time I want to ...
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Start graphical user interface using startx and display manager

As title said, can someone tell me what differents between starting graphical user interface using startx command (which xinitrc contains exec gnome-session or exec xfce4-session) and using an display ...
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I can't create fstab while installing arch

Firstly, I followed this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=METZCp_JCec) to install arch, but when I create fstab with genfstab -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab the error No such file or directory ...
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How can I find figure out why a machine has consistently 70%+ CPU usage?

My machine (Macbookpro, Archlinux) has consistently a CPU at 70%+, yet I have no clue why. This doesn't happen on MacOS, only on Linux. Using htop, I can see no program using more than 2% of CPU. ...
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Systemd hangs in Xen Dom0 immediately after switch_root in boot process

I've been trying to set up Xen to work with UEFI and my Arch Linux install (3.18.2) as a Dom0 but have been unable to boot. Of note is the fact that it will boot completely fine otherwise, just not ...
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SIGINFO on GNU Linux (Arch Linux) missing

I am developing an application and I would like it to print some runtime stats to the console on demand. kill and signals came to my mind immediately. Reading through Unix signals on Wiki, SIGINFO ...
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Having trouble using pantheon-greeter-bzr and pantheon-session-bzr on virtualbox with ArchLinux

I am trying to test ArchLinux with Pantheon on a VM on VirtualBox. I am able to install ArchLinux and pacman -S the following packages succesfuly: xorg-server xorg-server-utils ...
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Installing Ubuntu/Debian packages on Arch [duplicate]

I am considering switching from Ubuntu Linux to Arch Linux. I have a long list of packages that I've installed using apt-get that I would like to install right after I install Arch itself. Is there ...
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During bumblebee install, bumblebee and nvidia-libgl are in conflict. Should I remove nvidia-libgl?

I'm trying to get Bumblebee up and running on an Acer Aspire V3-572G-55FT laptop. So far I've installed xorg-server, xorg-xinit, xorg-utils, xorg-server-utils, mesa, xorg-twm, xterm, xorg-xclock, and ...
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ping works but curl does not [closed]

I am trying to set up networking on my development server running Arch Linux, but something is amiss. I have enabled dhcpcd on all interfaces, and ping now works (including dns resolution), but ...
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How to enable systemd's service without waiting?

I'm trying to make fastest boot possible and did run systemd-analyze critical-chain: graphical.target @5.800s └─multi-user.target @5.800s └─NetworkManager.service @4.201s +1.598s └─basic.target ...
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How does Linux upgrade packages that are in use?

I am using Arch Linux and I can do a system upgrade while surfing the net for example. How can the browser package be upgraded if the program itself is in use? Or the Kernel for example? Doesn't the ...
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Cannot run Perl code as CGI script

I am using Arch Linux with httpd web server and webpage works ok. I had to add "Reboot" button on webpage and now I want to run a Perl CGI script, reboot.cgi, which so far only contains "Hello world" ...
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How do I keep running a command in the same area of the console window? (“w”)

I'm looking at the output of w: ehryk@ArchHP ~> sudo w 14:12:37 up 4:08, 4 users, ...
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Runs perfectly through the command line, will not work through systemd ExecStart

I've installed Butterfly http terminal server, written in python, on my Arch machine. I'm new to systemd, but I'm having an issue with one of the command line parameters. /usr/bin/butterfly.server.py ...
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Arch Linux not displaying most characters

My completely up-to-date Arch Linux install has suddenly began to show only a few characters of text. From what I can tell the visible characters are g, x, v, f, m, n, d, U, 0,W, \, and |. All other ...
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Set default xdg-open application to terminal program

Is it possible to use terminal vim with xdg-open? I don't have a GUI text editor because I only use vim through the terminal. (I don't care very much for gvim either.) Is it possible to tell xdg-open ...
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udev .rules not running script

I'd like my computer to run certain scripts when a specific keyboard is (1) plugged in, (2) plugged out, (3) detected at startup. Here's the device: [rob@X200 vim]$ lsusb | grep keyb Bus 005 Device ...
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Systemd config for later mounted encrypted volume with services working on it

Hi everyone, I am working on a Banana Pi with Arch Linux and i am currently trying to accomplish the following: After someone mounted the encrypted keyfiles for my external storage systemd shall use ...
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Can't access virtual terminals after manually starting an X server

I'm working on a display manager. When an X server is already started, my display manager works fine and is able to log in a user. However, in order for it to be a proper display manager, it needs to ...
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How to tell which partition is for windows

So I am currently on my arch linux machine and I have forgotten which partition is for Windows 7. Is there any way for me to tell which is which? When I do: $ cat /proc/partitions I get: major ...
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Getting the error invalid option '--asroot' on packages

When trying to install the package kodi-standalone-service however after I get prompted for editing the PKGBUILD then I get this error. makepkg: invalid option '--asroot' Unable to read PKGBUILD I ...
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arch linux apache start at boot crash

I have Raspberry Pi B+ with Arch Linux installed and at boot time, apache web server does not start: [xxx@rpi ~]# systemctl status -l httpd * httpd.service - Apache Web Server Loaded: loaded ...
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Do high DPI screens play nicely with tiling wm's?

I'm currently on a 15' laptop which has a moderate resolution (1920 x 1080). The other day, I spent some time with a friend who owned a Macbook Pro Retina. Just looking at the screen, made my eyes ...
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Random system Freezes on two different machines in the same room

I am at my wits end and looking for suggestions. I have been encountering a problem with 2 desktop workstations in my home office. This problem began on an old dell machine, and when I finally gave up ...
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USB bus number changes on reboot

I have a fully updated Archlinux installation and I use udev to set specific permissions on the device node based on USB bus and port numbers so that I can redirect the ports (and not devices based on ...
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Run an application at each system boot in Arch Linux [duplicate]

I am using Arch Linux. I don't have any special permissions, I am just user without any special privileges. I want to start an application after each boot. I have already tried using crontab jobs, ...
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How to delete temp folders created for live booting?

I have followed this document for live USB creations for opensuse13.2, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/USB_flash_installation_media. Accidentally, i have used sd instead of sdx, hence it created ...
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Where is the memcached configuration file in archlinux?

I can't find a configuration file for memcached (1.4.21-1) on archlinux. I have looked in /etc/ and /etc/conf.d/ . Is there a config file? And where can I find it?
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d missing?

Is xorg.conf.d no longer used by Arch Linux? If so, does anyone know where the configuration files that once lived under said directory now reside?
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Grub-install: embedding is not possible in Bios/GPT

I am struggling with setting up an encrypted NAS for some days now. The basic plan is to have btrfs on lvm on luks on raid1 with lvmcache in writeback mode thrown in for the root partition to reduce ...
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Internet through wifi

I am renting a place that only provides internet through wifi. My laptop has no problem connecting, but my desktop doesn't have a wifi card. I have a Linksys WRT54GX4 router. Is it possible for me to ...
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How Do I Replicate Current Grub2 Install?

I've installed Linux in the past alongside Windows 8.1, and I've had problems. I tried several times until I got Grub2 to be installed correctly and display Linux and Windows 8. My Linux Mint Debian ...
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Low(?) entropy available on Arch Linux?

I just had some problems to get Pidgin with OTR running, because Pidgin hung on every attempt to generate my private key. This rather old blog post pointed me into the right direction (or rather ...
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arch linux on alienware 14

I've tried to install arch in my New alienware 14 But i got a few errors there, squashfs is making trouble and something is stuck in the CPUs. Does someone have experiences with that?
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How stop rpcbind from being started on Arch Linux?

My Arch Linux's systemd starts rpcbind automatically. What do I have to do to stop systemd to do this? There are no remote filesystems in /etc/fstab. The only thing I found why rpcbind gets started is ...
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Why is a mirror list important for my Arch installation?

The "Select a Mirror" section of the Beginner's Guide for Arch Linux is simple enough, but it doesn't explain why an operating system would need a list of mirrors (it's the first time I hear of this). ...
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chromeos - failed to read partition table

I am trying to install archlinux natively on my chromebook. I am following the instructions here, however when I try to create a new disk label for GPT localhost ~ # parted /dev/mmcblk1 mklabel gpt ...
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Convert pacman package to deb or rpm?

Given a pacman package (.pkg.tar.xz), is there a tool to convert it to a deb or rpm package? In other words, I'm looking for an equivalent to alien. So far, I got the impression that such a tool does ...
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In Archlinux, it has a valid ip, but no connection could established

~ % uname -a Linux archlinux 3.17.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Dec 7 23:43:32 UTC 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux ~ % ip route default via 192.168.1.1 dev wlp3s0 metric 303 192.168.1.0/24 dev ...
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Problems with USB microphone ARCHLinux

My USB mic in webcam in Skype not working (cam works fine). I use Arch Linux with alsa. I set up pulseaudio but then I removed it because it is not stable. cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [SB ...
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How can I move files on Arch Linux to a Windows Partition

So I have my Arch Linux Partion on /dev/sda1 and I have my Windows Partition on /dev/sda4 when I used Ubuntu I could easily move files from Ubuntu to my Windows system and access them however whenever ...