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bash commands don't seem to run in .xinitrc

I am trying to run some bash commands in my .xinitrc script, but the window manager starts without these commands running properly. I run Arch Linux with the window manager is called "awesome", and I ...
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What to do about an outdated, but easily fixed, PKGBUILD in AUR?

I've found an outdated PKGBUILD on AUR. The source URL that it references doesn't exist anymore. It can easily be fixed by incrementing a version number. What is the proper way of solving this? I've ...
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See end-nodes of dependency graphs

I'm using Arch Linux, with its Pacman package manager. I want to keep my system as clean as possible, and that includes not having any unused packages installed. But, because of dependencies, it's not ...
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Battery Bar in URxvt?

I was looking through an ArchLinux thread on URxvt, and I came across a setup at post #184 that I am going crazy looking for. It looks like there's some kind of battery bar in the PS1, with a ...
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How to modprobe radeon and turn off card at start with systemd?

ArchLinux has completly replaced rc.conf with systemd. I used /etc/rc.local to modprobe radeon module and turn it off using vgaswitcheroo. modprobe radeon && echo OFF > ...
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Can't remount local file systems for read-write (RAID1)

I assembled a new machine on Asus P9X79 motherboard, using its RAID controller to create a RAID1 array of two 500Gb drives. When booting Arch from an external drive I am able to work fine with ...
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After restarting Chromium, fonts are malformed

As I mention in the title, everything works great until I restart Chromium. Then the fonts appear as in the screenshot. The weird is that only the tab title and the link is malformed. And it wont fix ...
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Arch Linux failed to install libproxy for invalid signature

The following message is from my terminal: resolving dependencies... looking for inter-conflicts... Targets (1): libproxy-0.4.7-2 Total Installed Size: 0.29 MiB Proceed with installation? [Y/n] ...
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Setting console font in vconsole.conf does not work (systemd)

I am trying to set a different default console font for my new Arch Linux installation (using systemd). I set up my vconsole.conf in /etc as so: KEYMAP=us FONT=Lat2-Terminus16 I rebooted and saw ...
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Some GUI programs hung up

Today I decided to migrate to systemd. Everything work quite good, but I have problem with few GUI programs - they hung up after draw window (see img at the end of msg). Program in which I discovered ...
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Why do I have to restart NetworkManager.service all the time?

After switching to systemd, I started to use NetworkManager.service, I got connected to WIFI automatically at boot, but I got the following message when I run nmcli con: ** (process:4433): WARNING ...
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emacs --daemon crashing after closing emacsclient -c

I start emacs daemon with the following commnad. $ emacs --daemon This seems to work. After this I start emacs client as follows $ emacsclient -c Whenever I close the emacsclient, the server ...
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Arch Linux doesn't seem to use vconsole.conf

I have insalled Arch Linux. During the installation, I set my vconsole.conf file to be like this: KEYMAP=slovene FONT=Lat2-Terminus16 But when I try to type my Slovenian letters after reboot, ...
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How to get fewer ttys with Systemd?

In the old days I just modified /etc/inittab. Now, with systemd, it seems to start tty[1-6] automatically, how should I disable tty[4-6]? Looks like there's only one systemd service file, and it use ...
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Use certain version of JRE / JDK for certain programs

I use ArchLinux, and an IDE called PyCharm. On its download page, it recommends using Java 6 instead of OpenJDK. ArchLinux has an OpenJDK package (jdk7-openjdk) that I have installed, installed, and ...
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Laptop falls-back to Vesa video-driver

I own Dell Inspiron 15R SE (7520) and I have installed Arch Linux on it. It seems that I have two video-cards so I have installed both drivers + Vesa driver (pardon me if that's wrong). dagrevis@haze ...
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WiFi not working - wlan0 FAILED

My Arch (3.6.5-1) is exhibiting a rather peculiar problem: when wifi is set up, all logs indicate that the setup was successful and that the interface is up and functional. However, when attempting to ...
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Is there an easy way to switch playback soundcards?

I recently purchased the roccat kulo headset which comes with a nice USB soundcard, completely functional under linux :). Howsoever I now struggle to easily siwtch between my laptops integrated ...
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What's stealing my F11 key?

I've just installed Arch Linux with LXDE and Openbox on my Asus Eee PC 1000. I can't get my F11 key to work in any application. It doesn't appear to do anything when I press it. I installed xev, ...
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systemd stuck on mounting an encrypted volume

systemd seems to stuck on mounting an encrypted volume, when I set the init to /usr/sbin/systemd in grub.cfg, I have one line in /etc/crypttab secure /dev/sda8 /etc/cb.key That works with original ...
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Recover MDADM Raid 5 in LVM with badblocks

I'm pretty sure I'm dealing with at stuffed RAID 5 array. Two of the drives were listed as failed in /proc/mdstat and mdadmdetails: 0 0 8 33 0 active sync /dev/sdc1 ...
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Can't use Control key while setting shortcut keys for compiz

I might got a problem along with my Xorg config, all control keys are now shown as <Primary>, what is that? I just mapped Capslock to Left Control, and I can't set the shortcut key to Control + ...
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Is there an excellent tutorial on how to resize a rootfs partition (and shrink another) on a drive that is 100% allocated?

I'm experiencing the all-too-common "root partition full" situation. 100% of my hard drive is allocated. My home (ext4) partition has plenty of space to give up for my full root partition (rootfs). ...
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How to move rc.conf HARDWARE section to /etc/modules-load.d/?

I've just begun moving my Arch system to systemd, and started by moving the deprecated parts of rc.conf to their respective configuration files. The rc.conf wiki article lists files for most options, ...
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Linux on Hard Drive Partition, Bootloader on USB Flash Drive

How can I use a USB flash drive to boot Linux from a partition on (another) hard drive? I'm trying to install Linux on an encrypted partition on the hard drive (using LVM on LUKS). Since /boot must ...
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Gnome 3.6.1 doesn't work with startx anymore, only with gdm

I normally prefer my system to boot in text mode and manually start Gnome with startx but if I do that with Gnome 3.6.1, I get many errors and a basically unusable operating system. After installing ...
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Can't mount drive in Thunar anymore

Today, I got a Not authorized to perform operation. message when I tried to mount a drive in Thunar. # cat /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/10-udiskie.pkla [Local Users] ...
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Can't setup netcfg service in arch linux

I already add this service to startup with systemctl enable netcfg, here's contents of /etc/conf.d/network, NETWORKS=(eth0 eth1) WIRED_INTERFACE="eth0" WIRELESS_INTERFACE="wlan0" ...
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Arch Linux and xfce4 working strange after system upgrade

I'm having a hard time trying to figure this out. I've been running Arch Linux and Xfce4 smoothly for several months but suddenly after a full system upgrade in which the system asked me to replace ...
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List optional dependencies with pacman on arch linux

I'm using arch linux. Is there a way to list optional dependencies of all installed packages? And if yes, can I filter this list to see only the missing (not installed) packages?
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I don't have a “Desktop” bookmark in nautilus, but in Thunar?

I have xdg users configured manually, in ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs I have: XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop" XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Various" XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Templates" ...
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Issue with laptop screen when opening lid

I use Archlinux, with acpid to configure the laptop lid behavior rather than systemd. Currently, I have it set so vbetool sets dpms off when the lid is closed, and reopening the lid sets it back on. ...
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How to disable auto suspend when I close laptop lid?

I'm using archlinux. It never auto-suspend before a recent system upgrade(maybe I updated the kernel?). I think it is related to laptop-mode or acpid, so I stop them: /etc/rc.d/laptop-mode stop ...
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Multiple Screens cause flickering (only when laptop is charging)

I'm using i3 window manager (shouldn't be relevant) on 3.6.2-1-ARCH with XServer (ver 1.13.0), xrandr (ver 1.3.5) and RandR (ver 1.3). Graphics card is Intel HD 4000. I have set up my screen using ...
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How to enable on screen keyboard with lxdm?

I use a touch screen PC (archlinux + lxde). I want to login with lxdm and enter password with florence. I tried to add /usr/bin/florence in /etc/lxdm/LoginReady but it didn't work. Any suggestions?
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No Audio Output with X11

I have a queer issue with my Arch-Linux System. I am unable to get any Sound Output when playing audio, AFTER starting X Server. The issue is not with Volume Controls or Sound Card Drivers because, ...
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Pacman option to assume “yes” to every question?

When installing software in debian systems we can put something like this: sudo apt-get install -y chromium-browser that way the installation occurs automatically, whitout asking to confirm ...
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Arch Linux Using the Wrong MTA

I try to do this: $ mail -s "Hello world" foo@example.com This is a test from my server EOT …and get this: /usr/sbin/ssmtp: No such file or directory $ "/home/user//dead.letter" 9/248 . . . ...
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Typing in Chromium's/Chrome's Omnibox crashes browser

Very often, when I type something in Omnibox (address-bar), Chromium/Chrome crashes. W/ crash I mean that it freezes and refuses to any signals (mouse, keyboard etc.). This is what got printed out to ...
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How can I find and install pacman-color or cope?

I'm using Arch-Linux and I'm trying to install something that colors the text in the terminal (xterm), but not necessarily just for xterm. It would be nice to find something for text without ...
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Can't find automoc4 on Arch Linux

I was trying to build dekorator, but CMake Error at /usr/share/apps/cmake/modules/FindPackageHandleStandardArgs.cmake:198 (MESSAGE): Did not find automoc4 (Automoc4Config.cmake, install ...
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Automatically include N latest kernel versions in GRUB / GRUB2 menu on kernel upgrade

What I like about Ubuntu is that the GRUB menu always allows me to pick the latest (default) or second-latest (etc.) kernel version at boot time. In Arch Linux, I can't do that by default. The only ...
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Inconsistent behaviour of “wmctrl -i -a <WIN>”

I'm trying to use dmenu and wmctrl to write a script that would present to me a list of all currently open windows and then switch to the one I select. It looks something like this: Now, I'm using ...
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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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hda-codec and hda-intel issues

I use Arch Linux 3.5.6-1-ARCH and since ever I get a lot of those error messages in dmesg on my HP Pavilion dv6 (pure systemd): [ 72.137821] hda-intel: spurious response 0x0:0x0, last cmd=0x370100 ...
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How to force ALSA output as single-channel?

My speakers are broken and play at different loudness from time to time. This means that the off-center parts of music sound wrong. How can I force all sound to be centered, so that the two speakers ...
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How to Connect to Wireless Automatically? (Non-graphical)

I'm trying to set up my Arch Linux so that, through non-graphical means, I can connect to a wireless network through profiles on my system. I have tried net-auto-wireless, and it does everything I ...
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Arch Linux - Is it possible to instruct pacman to install certain packages into a specific directory?

I want to install a set of software organized into directories at the root level. Is there any method in which I can use pacman to install certain packages into a directory of my choosing?
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How do I pipe notifications into my statusbar?

I am trying to instate a more graphically minimal notification system in Arch Linux. Specifically, I've taken interest with programs such as dzen2 or conky that allow for more text-based status bars. ...
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Format disk through rootfs terminal

I've got into a strange situation (because of my own stupidity of course:-)). I kept failing to install Chakra Linux from Live USB, so I was thinking that the reason could be that I created the Live ...