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Accidentally set screen resolution too high, it won't change back

I'm using VMware with Arch and XFCE. The default screen resolution was too small for me so I wanted to change it to something higher. I accidentally selected a screen size that was too big and I ...
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G3 Usb Modem Huawei E1550 did not work after unplug (NetworkManager)

I have the following problem: When I boot with plugged in usb modem everything is fine. If I unplug modem and plug it back it can not be used any more. Some logs below. 1. Modem plugged on boot ...
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How to properly and easy configure `xdg-open` without any enviroment?

I'm using OpenBox window manager without any desktop enviroment. xdg-open behaves strangely. It opens everything with firefox. $ xdg-settings --list Known properties: default-web-browser ...
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LightDM shows a black screen in my Arch Guest VM

I'm trying to get LightDM to work but for some reason it just shows up a black screen when I get to the user selection screen, GDM works fine though. I followed the ArchWiki doc and it's strange ...
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How to add boot parameters in arch linux

I want to add i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 as a kernel line as described here but I'm unsure where/how exactly.
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Why do some characters show as squares in Chrome?

For example in the dev tools I get something like: Some of these squares are at the end of lines, initially I thought they were carriage returns but it turns out they aren't. Also, squares appear ...
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Pacman Full system upgrade failure

I'm trying to do a full system upgrade using pacman on ArchLinux. I have kernel 3.2. When typing sudo pacman -Syu I got the following errors :: Synchronizing package databases... core is up to date ...
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XFS vs Ext4 vs Others - which file system is stable, reliable, for long run such as 24/7 case [closed]

XFS and Ext4 file system which one is really stable and reliable for long run with heavy disk write and read? the system will be used in a place where 24/7 is in service, and every second there is ...
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Activating Audio System in Arch Linux

I wanted to get the audio system going on Arch Linux, and I followed the very concise instruction I found on Archlinux.org, but it didn't help. Has anyone done this personally, therefore knowing the ...
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Home key acting strange in bash (tty and X) on long input strings

When I hit Home if my current input is short enough (say, <36 characters), it works fine. However, when I've typed a longer command and then want to go back to the beginning, it seems like it does ...
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Arch: Is “SigLevel = Never” the only convenient way?

The only way I can install majority of packages without rejection from signature database is to put SigLevel = Never in pacman.conf. Its not supposed to be the right way, but I don't seem to be able ...
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How big should the rootfs partition should be on Arch Linux?

I've installed ArchLinux yesterday and set up a 10 GB partition for the root file system, 256 MB for swap, and the rest (456 GB) for my /home. However I still have 4.0 GB left on my root file system ...
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ArchBang dual boot with Windows: HowTo

I have been reading up on ArchBang, and I am quite interested to try it. My netbook does not have a CD/DVD drive, so I created USB installation stick using numerous Windows tools, like LiLi, and Linux ...
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No wireless in Archlinux Gnome3

Successfully installed Gnome3 on archlinux (not the fallback mode). EDIT: My wired internet connection works fine. However, I can't see the network icon (or wireless networks) in the tray. When I ...
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A tool that helps me to be sensible on permissions?

Is there a tool or understandable source (manual, webpage, ...) in existence that helps a moderate* user to be more sensible about user permissions? In my ideal-dream-world I'd have a CLI tool that ...
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Mount ubuntu one or similar web storage services without their clients

I want to mount a folder to sync with my Ubuntu One account. The only restriction is that I don't want to use the client provided. I use Arch Linux if it counts. And if you can provide a general ...
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C++ compile in Arch Linux with no g++ package in repositories

I wanna compile a C++ program in Arch Linux, but there's no "g++" package as there is in Ubuntu repositories for example. Using -x too won't work. like this: gcc -x c++ -o myprog myprog.cpp
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pacman could not find database

I want to install sudo. So I type in pacman -S sudo. But then I get the following errors: warning: database file for 'extra' does not exist warning: database file for 'community' does not exist ...
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Installing Epson Stylus SX115 printer on Archlinux

I have a printer 'Epson Stylus Sx115' plugged into my USB port. It is detected because it is listed in lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID ...
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Arch + LXDE + lxdm -> INIT: Id “x” respawning too fast: Disabled for 5 minutes

I've been trying to install LXDE with lxdm on Arch, and followed the instructions given at archlinux.org and lxde.org on how to set these things up together. Here's the manipulations I make to ...
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How to start process as a specific user on boot

I am using Arch Linux. I need to start my web application automatically should the server should restart. I need to run it as user 'www'. How can I do this?
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Is it possible to use a lamp server for serving files from a nas?

In my current home-network setup, i am running freenas 8 on a mini-itx box (on which i store all my files). I'm thinking about building an extra l.a.m.p. server with some spare parts (for use in my ...
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Pacman Full system upgrade ask for replacing packages

Every time I do a full system upgrade pacman ask me the same question : tarting full system upgrade... :: Replace mga-dri with extra/libgl? [Y/n] n :: Replace r128-dri with extra/libgl? [Y/n] n :: ...
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startx error when setting up X server on archlinux

I am trying to install X on my archlinux home desktop. I get this error when trying to start it (startx/xinit): [root@computer ~]# startx xauth: file /root/.Xauthority does not exist xauth: file ...
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How do I fix the error 403 I am getting with XAMPP while I am using mod_userdir?

I am running Arch Linux and I decided to use XAMPP so I can create and test web pages. Anyway, I followed the instructions given in the site and extracted it to /opt/lampp and I also uncommented the ...
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Columns of Virtual Desktops in Openbox

I'm setting up Openbox in Arch and was trying to setup the virtual desktops like I usually like them, in one tall column. The default is to have them setup as a single row and the Openbox config ...
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fstab not mounting a disk on boot

I'm running Arch Linux on a Macbook. I want to automatically mount my Macintosh partition when booting Arch, so I added the following to /etc/fstab: /dev/sda2 /media/Machintosh hfsplus defaults 1 2 ...
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“Only root can mount” error - but I am root

Yesterday I was able to mount my smb share with the following command: sudo mount -t cifs //XXXX/share /media/share -o user=Ben,password=XXX,workgroup=WORKGROUP,ip=XXX.XX.XX,uid=ben,gid=ben,rw I ...
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Wireless not showing a network in the scan results

I have a weird problem of connecting to a wireless network. I am connecting to a network named "C-202" with WPA-Personal. This network shows up in the scan results some time and won't show some time. ...
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Thinkpad disable TrackPoint

I have a new thinkpad x220t running Arch Linux. There seems to be a problem in the products hardware architecture as the TrackPoint is moving when you convert the thinkpad into tablet mode and put ...
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Pacman could not find gnome-system-tools ArchLinux

I tried to install gnome-system-tools on ArchLinux using pacman . I've run pacman -Syy before but pacman could not find the package. Here is my pacman.conf file # # /etc/pacman.conf # # See the ...
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Firefox not rendering some pages well

I recently installed ArchLinux on my macbook Alu. I've installed the nvidia proprietary graphics, and Gnome3. I have Firefox 10 installed with pacman. However Firefox is not rendering some pages ...
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What does this python2 error mean, and what should I do about it?

Whenever I attempt to use an application relating to python2(gnome-tweak-tool, bzr, etc.) it fails to start and, when run from command-line, I get this error: [username@host ~]$ gnome-tweak-tool ...
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Slim exit as username ends in black screen

I recently installed Arch Linux on my notebook and it works fine. But there is still one small problem. Following to the SLiM manual I can use exit to exit to the shell. Unlike expected, I won't ...
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How do I get pacman to use my custom PKGBUILDs when updating?

I customized a PKGBUILD for Apache, ran makepkg and installed it with pacman -U httpd.tar.xz, which worked fine. A few months later I upgraded my system with pacman -Syu which used the system-default ...
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archlinux cannot boot after replace module init with kmod

I install archlinux (latest iso from the repository), then I install broadcom-wl and connect to the network to run pacman -Syu everything is OK, then I run pacman -Syu again, it ask that ...
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Which arch linux should I download?

I'm going to install Arch linux yet I have to choose between several architectures my computer has. I have an aluminium macbook pro, with a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 processor. . The intel webpage tells ...
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Help with getting wifi up and running in Arch Linux on Mac Mini 3,1

I am dual booting arch linux on my mac mini 3,1. Am trying to get the WiFi to work and have hit a block. Am a Linux noob so have a couple of questions which I will put in bold. Following these ...
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Installing Arch Linux with UEFI Boot and GPT Layout

I'm trying to set up a dual UEFI boot Windows/Arch Linux, and have already installed Windows on a GPT layout through UEFI boot. I now want to fresh install Arch Linux using GPT layout as well, and was ...
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mtp-detect doesn't detect my Sony Ericsson phone

I used to have a Samsung Galaxy Fit that worked out of the box with Banshee. I recently bought a new Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini, I tried to sync it using Banshee, but it doesn't show up. It does ...
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Where are temporary files used for installation stored?

Where are installation temporary files stored by pacman in Arch Linux?
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AUR and pacman GUI frontend for Arch

Do you know any good GUI for pacman and arch? Where I could view packages installed and possible to install? And of course do anything as in pacman.
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Failed to get access to the Internet after disabling networkmanager on ArchLinux [closed]

How can I get access to the Internet after networkmanager is down? I disabled the networkmanager and uncommented the static IP settings I used to use and reboot, but I'm still unable to get access to ...
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illegal seek,system call [closed]

here is my test_code: And,when i run it,it prompt: Anyone can show me why?thx
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Cancelling execution of daemons during boot

During boot a series of predetermined daemons (such as dbus, hal, network) are started. Whenever I'm not connected to an Ethernet cable the network service will obviously fail, but before failing it ...
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How to install drivers on Linux

How can I install a driver on any Linux? I have XG-762 Sagem adapter on USB with the ZyDAS 1211B chipset, and I don't have drivers for it. What should I do? PS: Despite it should be in my file ...
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Arch Linux makepkg failed on compressing package

I just reinstalled Arch Linux 2010.05 on VPS, and sudo pacman -Syu But when I try to install anything from AUR, makepkg failed on ==> Tidying install... -> Purging unwanted files... ...
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Arch Linux: Newbie's problem just in the installation process(bug like)

I go through AIF (installation framework) till "Install packages". In that step, I get the error: error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) and then follows the list of every single ...
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After re-compiling the kernel, my grub stop after the bios

After recompiling my kernel, I copied the corresponding files to /boot, and my /boot directory looks like: Then, I inserted a new item in grub, and /boot/grub/menu.lst now looks like: After ...
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Pop-up event reminders in Korganizer, when synchronizing with Google Calendar

I have "connected" my Google Calendar with Korganizer. I create an event within my Google account. I want pop-up reminders to show up when I go home, even though the events weren't create by ...