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pacman won't list files for a specific package, why? [closed]

I am trying to list files that belong to an installed package with pacman. For some of the packages, it works fine (I get the list of files): alex@tardis ~ % pacman -Ql bumblebee bumblebee /etc/ ...
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Files stored in live distribution run from USB flash drive get deleted upon boot

I have a live 32GB USB drive which boots Arch Linux. Whenever I try to save a file on the drive (using wget), it gets deleted/cleaned-up upon shutdown/booting. For example, saving a file in /root ...
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Arch Linux Gnome 3 slow login -> desktop transition and 2 gnome-sessions when booting up

I have a fresh install of Arch Linux using Gnome 3 as my Desktop Environment. I also installed nvidia proprietary drivers for my GTX 970. The problem i'm facing is that after my log-in screen pops up ...
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systemd: network-online.target is reached before network.target

I observed the following in the Archlinux installation ISO: There is a systemd target definition in /usr/lib/systemd/system/network-online.target containing: [Unit] Description=Network is Online ...
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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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How do I SSH into my microcomputer running arch linux?

I am doing the kerberos.io raspberry pi security camera project. I got to step 5 and am having trouble with getting a command script to appear along with being able to SSH into the Pi. Per ...
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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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lsusb doesn't list device names

This is what I get from lsusb: $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1bcf:2c18 Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0489:e046 Bus 001 Device 002: ...
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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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Failed unmounting /home during shutdown arch linux

I've installed arch on my system multiple times and everything has worked fine, but since last installation I've been seeing messages : Failed unmounting /home. and Failed unmounting /run/user/1000. ...
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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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invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 error whenever computer falls asleep

Whenever my laptop falls asleep and is woken up (Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 3), certain applications will no longer run. For example, when trying to launch dmenu or google-chrome-stable (XMonad ...
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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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Arch Linux network issues [closed]

Installing arch on a 64 bit virtualbox vm, following the Beginners' Guide I got to the configure your network part, and I had ran pacman -S dialog, succesfully, but when it came to pacman -S grub ...
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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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Efficiently running arch's makepkg on git master (frequent but “small” changes)

On arch, when using makepkg to build a pacman-installable .pkg.tar.xz file from source... If it's an AUR "-git" source rather than an upstream release, is there a way to (after the first makepkg) do a ...
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Invalid MIT-Magic-Cookie on own machine with each new wifi connection

I only recently dug into this issue enough to roughly understand the problem as one relating to the fact that X11 functions around connecting to a display 'server' of sorts. Which leads to my problem ...
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Krunner crashing after typing 3 letters

I recently started having an issue where KRunner will crash when I am searching, but only after the 3rd character is entered. I can type, delete and retype up to 2 characters without issue. As soon as ...
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keyboard shortcuts for placing an xfce4 window into the corner

In windows 7 using Windows Key + Left or Right arrow makes a window take up half the screen. XFce 4 has the ability to tile either two windows side by side or 4 windows one in each of four corners ...
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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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Disable LED on 8192cu Edimax dongle, kernel drivers

I'm trying to disable the LED light on an EDIMAX 8192cu dongle, raspberry pi2, running ArchLinux, kernel 3.18.14-1-ARCH. Previously, I compiled the driver from the chip set manufacturer and patched ...
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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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Cannot get vim to recognize unicode

I am having the most trouble ever getting vim to recognize unicode. At the top of my vimrc I have set encoding=utf-8 set fileencoding=utf-8 and LANG shows echo $LANG en_US.UTF-8 but when I open ...
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KDE 5 installs without task bar on Arch Linux

I just installed a fresh Arch Linux. After successfully starting the system, I only had a text console, but want to have a KDE desktop as I had on my Debian installation. So I followed the steps at ...
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Installing Arch Linux on an SSD

I'm making my way through this: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_guide I've done this successfully a couple of times when working with conventional HDDs but I've recently bought and ...
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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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Make udisks2 clean up stale mount points?

udisks2 with udiskie are set up to automount USB storage devices. Connecting a pen drive labeled MYDRIVE, it is mounted to: /media/MYDRIVE When pulling the drive without prior unmounting, the above ...
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Arch Linux ARMv6 (RPi B+) boot issue

I've asked around in the Raspberry Pi stack exchange, and am not having much luck, so I thought I'd try migrate this question here. I am tinkering with different Linux flavours on the B+, but I am ...
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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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Mplayer fails to play network stream

I'm trying to play youtube streams with mplayer. On running mplayer -cache 2048 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USUA_1WVM8I, I get the following output and the video does not play at all. MPlayer ...
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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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Xfce Run Preferred Web Browser with Argument

I am running Arch Linux and have Xfce4 installed along with Chromium. I want to make Chromium my default web browser, but unless I pass the option --user-data-dir=/home/chris, it doesn't start because ...
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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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VBox on headless server: install linux without RDP

I have script to setup headless machine on remote headless server, connected by ssh. It will create machine, attaches disk and archiso, and launches installation. Also, I have script to setup ...
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How to set apache Document root on ntfs partition?

I'm running Arch Linux and installed apache, php and mysql (not mariadb) there. Arch root partition have limited size, because I set big partition on ntfs filesystem for shared files between OS (I'm ...
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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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What decides where TTY and boot messages are displayed?

I recently switched from Fedora 21 to Arch Linux, and one thing that bothers me is that Arch does not put boot messages and TTYs' on all available outputs like Fedora does, but only on the primary ...
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web cam starting hangs os

I faced a strange effect as ... when my notebook wakes up from suspend I can start and close my web cam with guvcview 1-3 times; But after while on 3dr or 4th starting attempt (I didn't count for ...
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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, ...
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Neocomplete conflict with auto line-breaking in vim

I've found a conflict between automatic line breaks in vim and the neocomplete Vundle plugin. When neocomplete is off, then my set textwidth=80 option works correctly, i.e. a line break is inserted ...