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Shell script for automated kernel compilation

I am trying to write a shell script to build a custom kernel on Arch Linux. I have succeeded to do write all the steps described in the Arch Linux kernel compilation page: ...
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Why when I press bloc num, my linux writes on disk?

As title, when I enable or disable the Bloc Num, my Archlinux writes something on disk. I can't understand what it saves, probably it's logging, but I can't find nothing in logs. And also, why should ...
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UDEV-Rule to mount USB-Stick / execute script

I have a problem with an udev-rule. i simply want to mount a usb stick when it is plugged in. the rule correctly executes a script which mkdir the mount point and then calls mount. everything seems to ...
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Touchscreen is being recognized as a mouse in Arch Linux--how can I enable multi-touch with it and get it recognized as a touch screen?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 11" convertible laptop, and it has a touch screen that xinput tells me is: > xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ ...
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Arch Linux - make: error while loading shared libraries: libunistring

I keep getting this same error when trying to install various packages: make: error while loading shared libraries: libunistring.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory It's ...
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How to use right-Alt key instead of left-Alt key

I have archlinux with i3 window manager. My left alt key is broken and I want to assign left-alt tasks to right-alt. How i can do this? Now when I hold right alt and press a key, just types ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 to use chroot'd desktop environment on Android with external display, mouse and keyboard?

I have a chroot'd Arch Linux environment set up on my Android phone (a OnePlus One) and I would like to connect it to a monitor (directly or with use of some sort of passthrough/adapter eg. Raspberry ...
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Desktop environment makes my router crash, why?

I'm a beginner Arch Linux user. Last week I decided to install it on my desktop too (Windows 8 dual boot) but for some reasons it makes my router go crazy! I have set it up with Ethernet connection ...
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Switch monitors on ThinkPad W520 while docked

I'm trying to make my (ThinkPad W520) laptop monitor turn on (by itself, with the other monitors turning off) using xrandr when docked and connected to external monitors. My end goal is to ...
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/dev/sda not appearing after secure erase

I decided to wipe my SSD with a secure erase before installing Arch Linux, since the Arch wiki said that it would improve performance. I followed the instructions listed on the wiki, but now when I ...
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Terminal does not open under dwm — is there an error log file?

I am running DWM under Arch Linux in combination with the urxvt terminal. I have a urxvt daemon running but when I press the key combination for opening a terminal window, nothing happens. Is there ...
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How can I set up an offbrand display link (Trulink) to work with arch linux?

I recently bought a USB to DVI adapter and it works great in Windows. However, I wanted to use it on Arch since that's where I do most of my work. Unfortunately it doesn't work. I've installed all ...
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Installing Arch Linux on empty eee pc's hard drive

I have a problem with the installation of Arch Linux on an Asus 1000HD eee pc. The fact is, it had a Windows XP home basic installation, and it was still very very slow with that. So I formatted the ...
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eCryptFS automounting issue

I'm running Arch Linux and am trying to setup an encrypted folder with eCryptFS. I've followed the tutorial on Arch's Wiki for manual installation, it's actually working. The problem occurs when I try ...
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Repair GRUB from Arch live CD

I'm trying to install Arch on sda8 (with swap on sda7) following the instructions here. I got to the part of setting up the WiFi a second time, but since I already have GRUB, I got lost at the section ...
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Installing Arch Linux alongside OS X - Bootloader issues

I have installed Arch Linux alongside my OS X install on my MBP 11,1 using the guide found here, however on the last three commands of the boot loader section I get the error /usr/sbin/grub2-probe: ...
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VNC - Arch - Gnome; I can't type in the password on the login screen because it is cleared every second

I have an Arch linux box that is almost running perfectly but when i connect to the vncserver and the sreensaver turns the screen black, i am forced to reenter the password on the loginscreen of gnome ...
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Extremely loud crack and mangled sound over S/PDIF using ALSA

Sometimes it seems ALSA on my machine goes completely haywire: Flash audio on Spotify doesn't produce any sound. SMplayer plays audio just fine, or doesn't play at all (I've observed the latter ...
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Pulseaudio and Pavucontrol very unstable

I've recently installed ArchLinux on my desktop, together witht the GNOME3 Desktop. I installed pulseaudio and pavucontrol, which both seem to be very unstable. First I couldn't get my headset to ...
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mkinitcpio did not include modules.devname in cpio image

I'm running Arch Linux with a customized kernel. I modified the PKGBUILD from abs, and renamed the package to linux-custom. The PKGBUILD is fine, after installation I could see the modules.devname in ...
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Can't reboot with systemctl

I'm running openbox, and I'm trying to reboot with systemctl, but I got the following error message: %> systemctl reboot Failed to issue method call: Unix process subject does not have uid set ...
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smartd custom logfile on systemd + journald based system

An excerpt from smartd manpage reads: -l FACILITY, --logfacility=FACILITY Uses syslog facility FACILITY to log the messages from smartd. Here FACILITY is one of local0, local1, ..., local7, or ...
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xorg.conf.d not loaded when starting X while docked

Recently installed archlinux on a Lenovo T530 Thinkpad and using it with a Mini dock Series 3. Docking and undocking works just like it should, using acpid to execute scripts turning screens on and ...
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Setting same gtk/openbox theme in both 64 bit native and 32 bit chroot environment

I'm running Arch Linux and have setup a 32bit chroot environment inside a 64bit native install per their wiki instructions. I've installed the Zukitwo and Zukitwo-Openbox themes via the Arch Linux ...
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Moving /dev/shm/ to /run/shm in Arch?

Dolphin (The KDE4 FM) would not receive file change notifications for /dev/shm, but for /run/shm. So now I would like to migrate /dev/shm/ to /run/shm, but I couldn't find the corresponding part in ...
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Best way to download dropbox folders to raspberry Pi

I'm trying to sync some folders to raspberry Pi. For now, I have a script that gets the dropbox folders using curl that runs every so often using cron (once every hour for most of the folders). I'm ...
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Unable to use aa-genprof without compatibility patch

I run 3.6.10 kernel, It seems like apparmor compatibility patch were dropped in latest kernel, so aa-genprof won't work anymore, any suggestions? Looks like aa-status or other aa- commands were ...
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lightdm doesn't work after installing lightdm-unity-greeter on arch

I was using lightdm with the lightdm-gtk-greeter just fine, however I tried to install the unity greeter and now it shows me a black screen with a blinking cursor (I have to ctr+alt+1 and login ...
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Samba 3 on Arch Linux, streams_xattr behaviour

I'm running Samba 3.6.8-1 on my x64 Arch Linux installation. I recently decided to have my samba share support NTFS's Alternate Data Streams by using streams_xattr or streams_depot. With streams_xattr ...
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VirtualBox with aMule - How to configure network, port forwarding… properly?

for security reasons I am running aMule inside VirtualBox. Guest and Host systems are Linux (to be more specific Arch 64 distro) Host system has public ip directly connected to internet (no router) ...
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acpi_listen returns different result in Ubuntu than Arch Linux

Ubuntu is able to detect my Lenovo "Mic Mute" button with acpi_listen, but when I try it on Arch Linux, there is no output available. Model: Thinkpad X220 4290LY9 Tried to add acpi_osi=Linux in ...
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How to make an iproute2 bridge setup permanent?

I've set up an archlinux inside a Oracle Virtual Box. To be able to reach the VM from the LAN I have added a bridge adapter and configured the guest system following the instructions from the Arch ...
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Memory usage inexorably creeping upward

Just within the past day, my Arch Linux system has begun eating memory. This seems to begin when the system is powered on, and I cannot find a way to stop it. The symptom is that the reported memory ...
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USB stick read-only in GNOME/nautilus?

Funnily, my newly vfat-formatted USB stick is automatically mounted when I plug it in, nautilus sees it, I can access it, I can see the permissions in the nautilus right click dialog (755), I can ...
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Dual Monitor on Arch Linux causes computer to not suspend

I've recently set up a second monitor for my laptop, and for some reason now after I close the lid the computer will just take my external monitor as my primary monitor and not suspend my laptop. I've ...
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ArchLinux: Error installing grub on encrypted lvm partition(lvm on luks)

I am trying to install Arch Linux on an encrypted partition (LVM on LUKS). I followed the relevant Arch Wiki guide, but when I do: grub-install --recheck /dev/sda it gives me this output: ...
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How can I get information about my acceleration method?

I created a file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf to change my acceleration method to EXA to prevent a problem I've been experiencing. The problem is, from time to time, all the windows go all ...
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WebGL not working with Firefox, Intel HD graphics, ArchLinux, and Thinkpad T540p

Is anyone having issues getting webGL to work on Firefox? https://get.webgl.org/ It was working 1-2 months ago, but is now broken. Works fine on Chromium. I set webgl.force-enabled; to true, but no ...
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Generating a custom archlinux image

I have a UEFI computer and I need to add 2 bin files and one folder to the iso live install image, this will provide me the wifi support at boot. I followed this guide from the top: ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...