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Arch Linux can't connect to x server

After installing xfce, and all the x packages, it gives me multiple errors after trying to run startx, the first one is: (EE) AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0 and then: server terminated with ...
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Inability to Halt/Reboot/Shutdown

I recently installed a new linux distro on an ASUS laptop that has had its disks wiped clean beforehand. I'm using an EFI partion as my boot partition. Given I'm no expert I've been fiddling around a ...
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Tearing on Gnome 3 in arch linux with nvidia

I have been experiencing a lot of tearing in gnome3/steam games while using the nvidia driver. I have been trying a lot of fixes such as adding triple buffer into xorg.conf; adding CLUTTER_PAINT=...
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Replacing Ubuntu 14.04 with Arch Linux on a dual boot Windows 10 configuration

I want to migrate to Arch Linux. I have read all about the installation process on Arch Wiki and got a fair idea about the process. But I have a doubt on how will the GRUB installed by Ubuntu behave ...
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Arch install - Can't install GRUB

I'm currently trying to install arch linux alongside windows 10 on my computer which is UEFI and formatted as a GPT partition table. However, when installing grub using the command: grub-install --...
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using systemd timers instead of cron

I am on Arch Linux where I am trying to create a systemd timer as a cron alternative for hibernating my laptop on low battery. So I wrote these three files: /etc/systemd/system/battery.service [...
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password fails over ssh, works locally

This weekend I really dove into unix and got a Arch installed on an old computer and got it to serve my website. So I'm a bit of a noob. Today I went to copy a database file from my Mac laptop to my ...
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Arch+GNOME : Oh no! something has gone wrong

I installed Arch linux 2016 and instaled the following packages in this order : nvidia and nvidia-libgl (then rebooted) xorg xorg-server xorg-server-utils xorg-apps gnome gnome-extra My system ...
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Install Network-manager-applet (tray-icon) on Arch Linux GNOME 3.20

I am using Arch Linux with GNOME 3.20. I am trying to get a network manager applet (tray-icon) using which I could easily connect to WiFi networks. I installed networkmanager and network-manager-...
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Arch Linux - startx works, but prints error

I recently installed Arch Linux (for the first time). I just installed i3 and start it with startx (I think this is part of the xorg package). On startup a message flashes for a split second, but ...
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Can't install xorg-init on arch [closed]

I am not able to install xorg-init on a new arch install. It is possible to install other packages, but not that one. I updated the database with pacman -Syy, but it still won't work. Error message: $...
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How do I add another boot entry into grub2?

So I recently switched from Ubuntu to Manjaro but I lost my bootloader. Now I don't have an entry for Windows 7 anymore. Linux and the bootloader are installed on sdb but windows lives on sda. I can'...
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Arch - Unable to start services

After the installation of vmplayer on my arch I tra to start it simply via vmplayer Then a message pops up with the text: Unable to start services. See log file /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-2601....
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Cannot `arch-chroot` to an exising system, “failed to run command '/bin/sh' : No such file or directory”

I run into my system problem with the current Arch Linux, and it turns out to be caused by the F2FS file system (crc32 module not found during boot). I was attempts to fix it, but I've got stuck when ...
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Config ibus on terminal

I installed ibus on an Arch xmonad system. How do I configure terminal to type with the VNI method? I don't want to install xfce4-panel.
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Installing Noto monospace font on Archlinux

I installed the following packages in order to have Google's Noto fonts: noto-fonts noto-fonts-cjk noto-fonts-emoji After the operation, there is a NotMono-Regular.ttf file installed in /usr/share/...
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Xorg thinks touchpad is exact pointing device

I finally got Xorg working with LXDE, but I have one tiny problem: Xorg thinks my touchpad is an exact pointing device, such as a touchscreen. That is, coordinates on the touchpad are directly related ...
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Prepackage Arch Linux (ARM) with packages before installing

How can I make an Arch Linux ISO to load into a usb, that would contain all of my favourite packages and configuration, preloaded? I want to do it with an Arch Linux ISO, then with Arch Linux ARM, I ...
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Using http remote MD5 hash

I would like to use the md5sums function of pkgbuild without keeping track of new hashsum at each update, and just change the pkgver variable to build a new version of my package. md5 are available ...
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Am I using nvidia drivers? - Arch Linux

$ pacman -Qs nvidia local/cuda 7.5.18-2 NVIDIA's GPU programming toolkit local/lib32-nvidia-utils 367.27-1 NVIDIA drivers utilities (32-bit) local/libvdpau 1.1.1-2 Nvidia VDPAU library ...
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Fullscreen programs only update when mouse moves

X11 has been relatively sane on my Arch install until recently. It behaves normally in most programs, but as of maybe a week ago, if anything tries to run fullscreen it will only update when my mouse ...
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Does chipset determine if wifi card will be supported under linux?

I'm planning wifi card upgrade and I've decided to look for router targeted hardware because of better specs. I found MikroTik mPCI-E module that features Atheros AR9582. I also found that Linux ...
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RTSX_USB module loaded but SD card not recognized

I am currently running kernel version 4.6.2-1-ARCH and my integrated SD card reader on my Asus UX31A is not functionning. I have tried loading the module as such sudo modprobe rtsx_usb and then ...
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Window was cut at the edge

I installed Archlinux in VMware on Mac OSX, and installed awsome as the WM. However the windows are not displayed fully at the edge, like in the pic. Is this a matter of configuration of Archlinux ...
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Emulate joystick input via numeric input

I have an arduino which gives me numbers from a potentiometer (300-600), device /dev/ttyACM0 baudrate 9600. I want to use these numbers as a 1-axis joystick. My system is archlinux and X-...
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Arch Linux “isolinux: Looks reasonable, continuing…”

I want to install Arch Linux onto my SD card so I installed the iso from their website and ran it inside of VirtualBox. I then followed this tutorial on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Mirroring and expanding display on Arch with xfce -Display Settings

I have 3 monitors plugged into my PC. I want to have one primary display one expanded display and the third one should be mirrored from the primary display. Is there a way to solve this on xfce?
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Cant find package for wireless network card, Arch-linux

I'm trying to install the wireless driver for my network card. The Wireless Linux Wiki says that I need to install the b43 driver since my card is listed there. I'm on arch linux. I've installed it ...
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Middle click detected by xev, but nothing responds to it

I'm running Antergos (Arch 4.6.2.1-ARCH), and am using a Corsair K70 mouse. I first noticed this problem when I went from Manjaro KDE edition over to Manjaro's Gnome edition, at which point Firefox ...
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ld cannot find -lgfortran

I'm trying to compile Knut (a maths program) on Arch Linux with CMake and I'm getting the following error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgfortran /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lquadmath collect2: error: ld ...
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System messages in vim

O/S: Arch Linux (Kernel 4.3.3-2-ARCH) While editing files with VIM 7.4 it occassionally happens that system messages appear on the screen, ruining my workflow but obviously not altering the ...
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Fresh Arch Installation - Terminal text completely unreadable just after boot

Update: Added additional text to identify which images are merely blurry, and which depict fubar text. My laptop is a Toshiba CB35-B3340. Also called a Chromebook 2, with part number PLM02U-009008. I ...
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Cannot access internet from VirtualBox guest (Arch Linux)

I am using VirtualBox 5.0.20. The host machine is a MacBook running OS X 10.11.5 (El Capitan). The guest OS is 64-bit Arch Linux. When I installed Arch from the ISO, the guest's internet connectivity ...
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Arch - Freeze after starting gdm with nvidia driver

I use a Nvidia GTX 980 TI with my arch linux. I use the proprietary driver which I installed via pacman -S nvidia After that I installed gnome3 via pacman -S gnome If I try to start the gdm (just ...
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Line across the entire screen that occurs only when running Xfce with a Dock application

I have noticed that whenever I use Xfce with a Dock application running (including Cairo Dock or Docky) I see a horizontal line across my entire screen about 5/6th the way down the screen. This glitch ...
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Arch - prevent GUI from start

I just installed arch on a encrypted LVM. After the boot process gnome3 tries to start but it looks like I installed the wrong driver. The whole system freezes, its not possible to enter another tty. ...
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Running Nemo errors with: Settings schema 'org.nemo.preferences' is not installed

I am trying to replace Nautilus with Nemo on my Archlinux system. I followed this guide: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nemo I was able to install Nemo via pacman but when I try to start ...
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How do I run a supervisor command in a Eclipse PyDev project without being asked for a password?

So I've got the following code that should check whether an npm package is installed: def is_installed(name, as_global=True): # Returns whether NPM package is installed. s = shell(...
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Problem while building caffe

I'm trying to build caffe from source on Arch Linux and it is giving me this error after executing make -j16 CXX/LD -o .build_release/tools/convert_imageset.bin .build_release/tools/convert_imageset....
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How can I disable uim without uninstalling it?

I took me a while to install and configure uim https://code.google.com/archive/p/uim/ on Arch Linux and install other japanese fonts because I needed the support for the japanese language and locale. ...
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how to create a bootable flash that can boot as both BIOS and UEFI?

I'm creating a bootable recovery flash and I was wondering how to create it so it can boot on both UEFI and BIOS systems? I'm experimenting with GRUB but I'm open to any other bootloader. ...
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fail to log through rsyslog on an archlinux system

Using release 2016.03.01 from Archlinux, with package rsyslogd 8.18.0, I started from the minimal configuration built from Very simple config : # cat rsyslog.conf $ModLoad immark $ModLoad imudp $...
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Recover keyboard layout

Using localectl --no-convert layout ..., I changed the layout of my keyboard. Unfortunately, it turned out that I picked the wrong layout which seems to have virtually no key in common with the actual ...
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Why is npm struggling to connect to the internet on my Arch?

So while downloading the Atom Text Editor through the command yaourt -S atom-editor, but I get these errors: Installing build modules... npm ERR! Linux 4.5.4-1-ARCH npm ERR! argv "/usr/bin/node" "/...
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Frequent time outs with pacman

I've been noticing that I get timeouts when using pacman. Often. mike@longshot:~☺ sudo pacman -Syu [sudo] password for root: :: Synchronizing package databases... error: failed retrieving file '...
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file system “/boot” is not a FAT EFI system partition (ESP) file system

I'm trying to install Arch Linux in a VM from scratch. Following the wiki, I see there are no answers to my question. I'm trying bootctl install and it returns file system "/boot" is not a FAT EFI ...
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Gnome finds no audio devices

I've installed ArchLinux on a Dell XPS 15 L521X. For some reason when Gnome boots it finds no audio devices. If I switch to a virtual terminal and use the terminal based music player cmus to play ...
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packer - ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!

I'm trying to install ncurses5-compat-libs on Arch Linux with packer. But I get this error: ==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified! How can I fix it?
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Cmake cannot find module Qt5WebEngineWidgets

I wanna compile QSyncthingTray (https://github.com/sieren/QSyncthingTray) on my notebook running arch linux x86. I've set $QTDIR to /home/user/.qt/5.5/gcc/ as well as $CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH I've ...
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'gnome-screensaver-command -l' doesn't work when called from '/etc/pm/sleep.d'-script

I am using Archlinux and trying to let my notebook lock the screen via the instructions given on wiki.archlinux.org before it suspends. Calling gnome-screensaver-command -l only locks my screen, when ...