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Minimizing display lag. Graphics software stack? Process priority? RTOS?

I am looking to come up with a setup to minimize display lag for psycophysics and electrophysiological reaction time experiments. I'm not talking about costly graphics computations on every frame, ...
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xfce4 no wallpaper and unresponsive with virtualbox

I recently installed arch with virtual box (Win7 host) with xfce4. I installed i3 to try it out, when I started up it loaded with no wallpaper and didn't respond to mouse input. I then set .xinitrc ...
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How to allow user to mount Ubuntu partition on Arch Linux without authentication?

I have a dual boot system with two partitions for Ubuntu and Arch. In Arch, whenever I need to access the Ubuntu partition, I am asked for the password. I added a line in fstab as follows: ...
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openconnect - I can ping a website but can't wget or access by browser

I need to access the VPN of my university. On their website they provide the following solution: install openconnect install vpnc login to vpn via: # openconnect --script /etc/vpnc/vpnc-script ...
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Set focus to newly open window

I use Archlinux 3.17.2-1 with gnome-shell 3.14.1.5-1 I use keyboard shortcut to open various applications, for instance Ctrl+Alt+G opens gnome-terminal and Ctrl+Alt+T opens xfce4-terminal When ...
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Installing Arch Linux on SD Card - Problem Writing Partition Table

I've been trying to install Arch Linux onto an SD card to use plugged into my macbook. Currently, I've booted into the installation media on a usb key and I'm trying to write the GPT partition table ...
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Arch: can't get X to work under regular user

I can startx as root, but can't as a regular user. I compared logs and there's the difference: root: #> cat Xorg.0.log | egrep '(EE|WW)' [ 1507.647] Current Operating System: Linux hostname ...
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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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Spring roo not finding core java classes in Arch

Arch has changed some of how it sets up Java. I'm trying to get Spring Roo working, but it seems not to finding java provided classes on the class path. I'm running ./bin/roo.sh Resolved ROO_HOME: ...
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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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Gnome Web (Epiphany) 3.14 and battery life

On my Dell XPS 13 with Arch Linux, either with Linux 3.15 / 3.16 and TLP or now with Linux 3.17 without TLP, my battery estimated duration while surfing the web with Google Chrome is about 7 hours. ...
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Notebook problem when switching screen output to HDMI

I'm on KDE with Arch Linux. With my notebook@ATI mobile gfx card switching from notebook's screen to TV screen via HDMI cable by pressing FN+F7 keys worked just fine all the time - until now. When ...
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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 an free alternative to MatLab. I installed it from AUR, and it works in terminal, but I can't access it via 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 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 these ...
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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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Core dump in every programs in ArchLinux

It's been a few time now that I install my archlinux system on a USB Key. This key had A Fat32 partition A Ext4 partition, on which the ArchLinux system is installed Everything is great, from X to ...
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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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Desktop freezes after login

When I log into my DE, after about a minute or so, the desktop freezes. When I mean freezes, I mean all windows become unresponsive, as well as the panels and applications menu. This happens all ...
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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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Missing macros for VSYSCALL in Linux 3.16.4

I am running Arch with kernel version 3.16.4. I need to compile a kernel module for running Intel Vtune '13 (r17). GCC reports the following: ...
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key replacement (like autohotkey?) [duplicate]

I have several broken keys on my laptop keyboard, which I replaced with key commands in Windows using autohotkey. Autokey, the closest linux alternative, has fallen out of development and won't run on ...