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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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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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How do I run Gnome from a systemd-nspawn container in a second X server?

I'm using systemd-nspawn to "boot" a second Linux OS from a USB hard disk. I'd like to launch that OS's Gnome Desktop in a second X server running on the same machine on a different tty than the ...
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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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Gnome 3 notification not working after switching back from XFCE 4

I'm using Archlinux. I've recently switched back from XFCE 4 to Gnome 3. So i reinstalled notification-daemon (since there was a conflict between it and XFCE 4 notification daemon) pacman -S ...
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Unable to get Wireless during Arch Linux install

When using release 2015.08.01 I tried to start the installation but when I type ip link the following is printed: 1: lo <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue [....] Using lspci ...
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How to configure Systemd User Service with a Timer

I have a systemd user service that works as expected. It is started like this: systemctl start test@user The problem is that I need to run this service on a timer possibly for multiple users. There ...
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poweroff nvidia gpu

lspci result: $ lspci -nn|grep -iP "NVIDIA|Radeon" 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850] [1002:6819] 01:00.1 Audio device ...
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WiFi connectivity keeps dropping

When using the internet, especially on sustained downloads, my internet connection keeps dropping, while my WiFi does stay connected. In dmesg I can see a lot of this: [ 3583.785369] brcmsmac ...
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Global clipboard unable to copy new content if webkit based browser is running

Arch, cinnamon all up to date. The issue even survived a fresh install. I have no idea how to further troubleshoot this thing. I have tried using xfce and gnome to see if it was a cinnamon issue. ...
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Grub cryptdevice with changing device names?

I feel this is a stupid question. I have an encrypted Arch setup (without LVM) were a single disk (sdc) contains an unencrypted boot partition and the encrypted root partition. Below the output of ...
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PulseAudo list-sinks missing ALSA Devices

I'm attempting to switch at runtime between two ALSA devices on the same ALSA card: >>> [blake@e530 ~]$ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], ...
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How to downgrade VirtualBox after a kernel upgrade to 4.1.4-1?

I run Arch Linux and did a complete pacman sync and upgrade of my entire system. One of the updates was a kernel upgrade that I am happy with and had no other problems with. One of the packages that ...
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Adwaita Background Appears Much Darker in Reality

I like the default Adwaita background that came with cinnamon installed on Arch linux. For some reason however this background is very dark, much darker than it appears in the settings for choosing ...
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How to set custom default values for gnome3 system settings?

I stumbled upon an issue with the gnome background settings while trying to establish a custom default value for the picture-options in /org/gnome/desktop/background settings directory. When setting ...
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What does nouveau's “func 08 lookup failed, -2” mean?

Arch Linux Question I have an Nvidia 9500 GT Chipset: G96 (NV96) Family : NV50 This means I can use proprietary pack nvidia-340xx + nvidia-340xx-libgl, but I opted for the open source option: ...
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Boot managers found by os-prober not shown at boot

I've recently made the move from Ubuntu to Arch Linux and could use some help configuring GRUB. When I run grub-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/GRUB/grub.cfg as per the instructions on the Arch Wiki, the ...
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Increasing volume causes left/right channels to be unbalanced

In Gnome 3, I mapped my volume up to amixer set Master 1000+, and down to amixer set Master 1000-. This works just fine, as long as I spin the volume roller slowly. If I am to spin it really ...
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How to backport microphone patches?

I'm running Arch Linux on my Dell XPS 13 which works fine except for the microphone which does not record sound. The wiki of my laptop says: The microphone does not work out-of-the-box, but there ...
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Snowball microphone no longer shared between applications

I recently bought a Snowball USB microphone for a podcast. Previously, I would record my track using audacity, and simultaneously use the microphone for Skype. I tried to do this yesterday and was ...
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Sound card not detected by ALSA, but detected by kernel

Running arch linux with: Linux hunchback 3.17.4-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Nov 21 21:14:42 CET 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux When i run: $ aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... But it ...
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VMWare Workstation Shared folders on Arch/Linux kernel 4.x still not working?

I just installed up arch x64 running on BIOS configuration using vmware workstation 11.1. Everything is fine and working as intended except vmware shared folders feature. I have been continuously ...
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How to create separate usr partition during arch install?

How do I modify and add the hooks needed in mkinitcpio to have a separate usr partition? Also, am I mounting the other partitions correctly? http://imgur.com/Rxt6o1g Basically I'm using UEFI with ...
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Lenovo T440s battery status unknown, but charging?

I'm trying to configure my Lenovo on arch linux. The last thing I need to do is get the battery 100% working. Right now it appears that the main battery's state is unknown: ...
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Reinstall Arch Linux without losing downloaded packages

I was installing Arch Linux when the Internet went down. I was unable to download all the required packages. Over 70% of packages were downloaded. I'm trying to reinstall it with the command: ...
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Interface doesn't go up with ip link set interface up

Until yesterday, Internet was just fine and I connected without much problems. I then disabled the network interface, trying to understand a little more how to manage these kind of things, issuing ...
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Rebinding the physical Touchpad Keys on a ThinkPad

I have been sitting on this problem for a couple of hours now but I can't seem to find a solution. I have gotten myself a new ThinkPad and it has 3 discrete buttons above the trackpad. I've installed ...
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USB Stick recognized but not mountable

I have a USB Stick which is recognized by my laptop but there is no partition to mount. The device is listed in /dev/ as sdb but no partition /dev/sdb1. fdisk -l also displays nothing about /dev/sdb. ...
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Failed to open vdpau backend - Nouveau

I'm using ArchLinux and when I run vlc or mplayer, I used to get the error Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nouveau.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory This doesn't ...
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ssh does not get host key

I have a PivosXios-DS-M3 XBMC-Box, wich run xbmc12 until yesterday. All my desktops run Archlinux. Yesterday, I did a fresh install of tofu-linux to the Pivos-box (Kodi 14.1). Thus, on my arch ...
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How to open file dialog in screen locker (Antergos / KDE)

Relatively new linux user here, I am running Antergos with KDE and am trying use screen locker through the desktop widgets option. Path: Screen Locker -> Settings -> Desktop Widgets Configure -> ...
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Is there a way to edit xfce4 autostart applications in a terminal?

I'm using xfce4 as desktop environment on my arch-linux machine and recently made the decision to replace the window manager (xfwm4) and give xmonad a try. I followed this guide and downloaded the ...
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Harddisk changes name - Archlinux

I just installed Archlinux, so I am very new to this. When booting, it suddenly happens, that my SSD is not mounted as "sda" like when I installed Arch, but as "sdd" or "sdf". If this happens, my ...
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Why do I have to insert USB storage twice to mount it?

Often, I insert my USB storage into my computer and it will not mount. I can see the USB drive recognised in KDE's panel, but it will not be mounted. I can click on the "mount" button in the panel, ...