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How do I know why NetworkManager failed to initiate the VPN connection?

I'm running Arch Linux, and recently updated the whole system. Now I every time I connects to VPN with nmcli command, if it fails, I couldn't figure out the reason: NetworkManager[15967]: ...
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Why can't I write on External Hard disk?

I am using Arch Linux. I am not able to write on my external hard disk. I have tried to change the permission manually through properties but not allowed to do so. How can I fix this problem? Here is ...
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it takes too long to connect to ssh server

I've got two VMs with arch linux and debian (running under virtual box). Not long ago, it started to take a lot of time connecting to arch VM over ssh. The first time after a while, successive ...
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Mount iso9660 sd card

I'd like to mount my sd-card manually, but that doesn't work. [linus@linus_linux-notebook ~]$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 55,9G 0 disk ├─sda1 ...
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Black screen after installing Arch Linux, conventional fixes don't work

I recently installed Arch Linux on my HP Pavilion dv6 (Radeon HD 6770m graphics card) to dual boot with Windows 7 by following the beginner's guide found on the Arch wiki. After grub loads, I choose ...
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How to change the “power key” for ratpoison window manager

Using the ratpoison window manager, how could I remap the "power key" (which is by default Ctrl-T) to something like the Windows button? I have created a configuration file already (~/.ratpoisonrc) ...
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systemctl start depending on tty

I would like to start Apache automatically on my machine, but only if I login from TTY1 (I do not run a display manager). If I log in from any other TTY, it should not start. I tried this in my ...
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VirtualBox: modprobe can't find vboxguest, vboxsf, vboxvideo

I've been following these instrctions to install the guest packages for arch linux. Unfortunatelly modprobe returns: [snooc@archfire ~]$ modprobe -a vboxguest vboxsf vboxvideo modprobe: WARNING: ...
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Repackaging proprietary software

I was thinking about trying to package Matlab (a proprietary piece of software) for Arch Linux by creating a PKGBUILD to handle installation, dependencies, and conflicts. With the standard Matlab ...
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How to install multiple packages via pacman in a single command?

Is it possible to install multiple packages via a single pacman command? E.g. Pacman -S package_1,package_2
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Why does USB errors with my mobile phone stop the computer from interacting with services?

I set my Android phone to use "Mass storage" as the connection mode (In Settings → Storage → context menu item USB computer connection) to easily be able to browse the files. Then I plugged ...
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Touchpad doesn't wake up from suspend

I've been trying to figure out how I can make my touchpad work after waking up from suspend. Until recently I could at least reactivate it by typing: ls /lib/modules/`uname ...
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BSNL 3G USB modem not connecting

I am using Arch linux (fully updated). I have been trying to get my BSNL 3G usb modem to work to no avail for the past couple of hours. I have already installed modeswitch, wvdial, modem manager, ...
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How to start x server on another display?

I want to connect external monitor to my laptop but I can't manage it properly. My setup is: Arch Linux x64 (xfce) on Dell l702x with Bumblebee and HDMI -> DVI adapter monitor. I want to have that ...
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Is TWM still a viable window manager? [closed]

I have been using mainly KDE on my main desktop for a while now and have decided it is too bloated (e.g., my issue with Desktop indexing with KDE) and was thinking of switching to LXDE because it is ...
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i3 status bar: low battery not showing up in red

I have configured this in my i3status.conf: battery 0 { format = "%status %percentage - %remaining" low_threshold = 30 threshold_type = time integer_battery_capacity = true } And the ...
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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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Why does PAM prevent root from using useradd?

I'm using Arch Linux on a single-user workstation with LXDE and lxde-session autologin to the regular user. I then "su" or "sudo" to root privileges, and try to run "useradd." useradd fails on my ...
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Arch Linux: Unable to connect to internet post-installation reboot

So I somehow managed to install Arch Linux successfully. At the time of installation, I followed the official guide as well as this guide. During the installation, I had successfully connected to ...
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Unmounting shares on logout with pam_mount

I am using pam_mount to mount cifs and sshfs shares for users when they log in to an Arch Linux workstation. I have the a volume line in /etc/security/pam_mount.conf.xml: <volume user="strongbad" ...
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find action not working for specific search [duplicate]

I'm trying to use the find command to list the size of a certain set of files but am getting no output. The command I use is: find POD -type f -name *.mp3 -or -name *.ogg -ls Which produces no ...
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Dedicated-purpose, single application linux boxes

I'm designing an app that will be deployed/installed to a linux machine (perhaps Archlinux, but could be any distro and in fact I would actually prefer something lightweight and inside the Debian ...
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Touchscreen and mouse as separate inputs?

Can someone give me a good reference on how to achieve this, or just tell me how its done? Google isn't really helping me here, since it always tries to give me recommendations on touchpad :/
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Touchpad recognized as PS/2 mouse and not working (Kernel 3.14.3-2)

On an ASUS r510l or x550l laptop the touchpad is not working. I run Arch Linux, with kernel 3.14.3-2, but I also tried it in Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Debian Jessie and Fedora. This is what I get ...
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Arch equivalent of Debian `dpkg-divert`

I am trying to configure Skype on Arch Linux to use a sand boxed user no matter which user calls skype, but I don't particularly like the use of a BASH alias to launch Skype as suggested by the wiki ...
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Apache2 won't start in Arch Linux

I have seen many threads about this problem but the problem doesn't solved. I'm trying to start httpd.service by this command : $ sudo systemctl start httpd.service Error : Job for httpd.service ...
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Using fstab File When Mounting Filesystem

I installed Arch Linux using BTRFS, but I was having issues with wifi. I have to mount the drive from the Live CD. But, when I mount using: mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/arch It doesn't use the fstab file ...
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Wifi card not detected - Archlinux

I've recently installed Archlinux on my Asus N76V Notebook but the system doesn't seem to detect my wifi card. It is not listed in any of the normal detection commands : lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: ...
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Connect To Wifi on Arch Linux

I have a fresh installation of Arch Linux. During the install I used wifi-menu to connect to wifi. After the installation I tried to use it and it said I needed to install dialogs to use it - which ...
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Error installing Grub

I'm trying to install grub but I'm getting the error: Warning This GPT partition label contains no BIOS boot partition: embedding won't be possible I'm using GPT to partition, and the file system ...
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How to force `dpkg` to install dependencies [closed]

I would like to install .deb file via dpkg in Arch Linux. This .deb file needs many dependencies. I don't want to install dependencies one by one manually. How do I force dpkg to install all ...
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No programs will launch after disconnect from a internet network

I'm using Arch Linux + Xfce. When I disconnect from a internet network(WiFi or Wire), no programs will run and gets me following error: [kamix@localhost ~]$ gedit No protocol specified ** ...
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Nvidia HDMI audio not visible on system

I recently installed Arch Linux on my pc. I'm using a Nvidia GTX 660 Ti connected to a receiver over HDMI. I can't get audio to work over this HDMI connection. Next to my video card I have an onboard ...
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qtconfig tool for Qt 5?

I've just installed QT 5 in Arch Linux, but only qtconfig doesn't work: %> qtconfig qtconfig: could not exec '/usr/lib/qt/bin/qtconfig': No such file or directory Yes, there's no such file, not ...
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Cannot use highest resolution, xrandr does not list mode (Intel GPU, DP to DVI adapter)

I have a screen capable of 2560x1440. It is connected to my Intel NUC with a DP to DVI adapter. My graphics card Since updated my Arch Linux system last week (not sure what was updated exactly) I can ...
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How do I disable the touch screen on my laptop?

My laptop has a touchscreen but I do not use this. How do I disable this functionality? I use Arch Linux. I figured I could try removing the related driver. According to this page the possible drivers ...
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Does IP tables need to be configured or is a stand alone firewall sufficient?

I have two desktops and a laptop running Arch Linux. I have not setup any iptable rules on any of the machines, and I am curious if I should. One desktop is only used in my home network and is ...
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laptop-mode-tool not working in Arch Linux

I've installed laptop-mode-tools and optional dependencies on Arch Linux. Then I've enabled laptop-mode.service and rebooted the system. If I check if the service is actually working according to ...
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How to renumber GPT partitions on an umounted disk?

I tried to sort (renumber) partitions on /dev/sdb via terminal, using gdisk from the operating system (running on /dev/sda) and none of the sdb partitions mounted but the only option I get is [-l] ...
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Start up (boot) menu doesn't show other linux distro

I've installed arch using https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners_Guide I have x64 system with Ubuntu installed already and UEFI. There were no errors during the installation. However, after ...
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Arch Linux terminal not starting

I just installed Arch Linux following a video tutorial from youtube for the first time. However, when I try starting the GNOME terminal it won't start. It will say Terminal at the top of my screen for ...
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Unable to change bitrate on wifi adapter

I'm having issues with my Belkin N-300 USB wifi adapter. I can connect fine, but about a week ago the connection started getting very slow and regularly drops. Bringing the interface down and back up ...
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Enabling wired internet connection with dhcp during Arch Linux Installation? [duplicate]

From what I read, wired internet should work out of the box during the Arch installation. However, I'm having difficulties. The dhcpcd service is running, but it says: # systemctl status ...
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Archlinux 2014.04 64bit and connectivity problem during instalation

I downloaded the latest ISO image from the Arch Linux website and burned the .iso file on an USB drive with some of the many tools you can find on the web. Once I get on the shell screen I try to ...
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Using vlock without changing VT from X

X screen lockers are fine, but I sometimes have stuff open on other TTYs that I want to lock as well. For this reason I would like to use vlock -a to lock all TTYs at the same time. However, I am ...
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Fresh Arch Install, no install issues, freezes at random points on the initial boot

I just finished installing Arch on my laptop to a second hard drive, had no issues at all during the install, but when I went to actually reboot into Arch it freezes at different points. The first ...
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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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Edit partition of disk part of a ZFS Raid

I've gota strange problem. Since a previous failure from one of my hard drive, I had to replace one of my 4 hdd running in RAIDZ. But since I changed this disk, the last partition of my disk appear ...
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Can't create a bootable (live) usb flash for arch linux

I created a bootable usb from which I was going to install Arch. I did this the following way: sudo dd if=/path_to_arch_.iso of=/dev/sdX But when I tried to boot from this usb flash, I failed. ...
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NetworkManager no longer auto-connects on login

I've configured nm-applet to run during X login, and I've connected to my home Wi-Fi network many times. Recently it no longer tries to connect to the network after logging in. In the connection's ...