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Cannot copy-paste from or to the gnome-terminal

I am using Arch linux. However after the recent gnome update, I am not able to copy or paste anything into or from gnome terminal to gui applications like editors or browsers. However I am able to ...
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How to find out the current (active) XServer DISPLAY number?

I'm using Arch Linux and things are not so easy when you try to discover the current Xorg DISPLAY (not through the env variable). Here is a working example: $ cat /sys/class/tty/tty0/active tty2 ...
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Gnome 3.16 ignoring Xorg.d conf files

Since the upgrade to Gnome 3.16, my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf file is being ignored. This file contains the following: Section "Device" Identifier "card0" Driver "intel" Option ...
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Choppy Sound in Chrome on Linux (flash or HTML5) but not VLC

As the title states, I currently have choppy sound on Chrome in Linux in both flash and HTML5 content, however VLC does not have choppiness. I am running Arch, using Chrome (dev channel), and using ...
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Getting “Error removing file: Permission denied.” in Arch when trying to delete a file with a right click

How can I avoid this problem? I am tired of having to delete everything by writing sudo every time. Is it possible to just grant root privileges to the user so I do not have to run sudo every single ...
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Shell script printing blank $USER variable when executed by Smartd

I have created a script that smartd daemon (smartmontools) executes as per command below. DEVICESCAN -a -m email -M test -M exec /usr/share/smartmontools/my-script -n stand... Smartd appears to be ...
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Old HDD with arch linux on new machine won't boot

I am a bit of a newbie when it comes to migrations. I had an old machine whose PSU crapped out. So I took whatever I could salvage (i.e. RAM, gfx card and the HDD which still had my arch installation) ...
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How to delete temp folders created for live booting?

I have followed this document for live USB creations for opensuse13.2, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/USB_flash_installation_media. Accidentally, i have used sd instead of sdx, hence it created ...
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Backup to flash drive using rsync

I've decided to make a full backup from my SSD disk to flash drive. According to archwiki general backup is done with following command: rsync -aAXv ...
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Remove Arch Linux programs installed from the community repository

I'm wanting to install the multi-threaded release of par2 on my Arch machine. After having successfully installed it running par2 still executes the single threaded version. pacsearch par2 returns: ...
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Archlinux effect of downgrading package

I'm using v8 version 3.26.x, but somehow to compile another package, it requires older version 3.19.x. I'm done downgrading the v8 and done compiling that package: v8 3.19.18.4-1 What is the effect ...
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SSD not persistent

My SSD forgets data and falls back to a previous version, I've raised this issue on the Arch forum here. Let's say I install an application and all is well. Then after a reboot it is gone, ...
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System freezes on startup

Lately my Arch Linux desktop freezes more frequently after I boot it up. Now it happens about 4-6 times before I finally get a complete startup. It freezes as different points, sometimes at a message ...
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Unable to start gnome-session without root ?

I have freshly installed arch linux according to the steps listed in arch linux wiki page, installed xorg and gnome. In my ~/.xinitrc file I have added the line exec gnome-session. Now, when I ...
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building php-5.3 on arch linux

I'm trying to build php-5.3 on arch linux using phpenv + php-build. The problem is bison is too new: $ phpenv install 5.3.29 [Info]: Loaded apc Plugin. [Info]: Loaded pyrus Plugin. [Info]: Loaded ...
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How can I boot GParted in Arch Linux?

I'm trying to increase the size of my boot partition because Arch keeps complaining about it. I have GParted on a USB flash drive. When I restart, there's no option to boot from the flash drive ...
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Alternatives to xsounds.org for haskell-core on arch linux

Every time I attempt to update my arch system using sudo pacman -Syu it fails because it failed to retrieve some files. The culprit is my ISP. It doesn't give me a reliable connection to the mirror of ...
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What is the difference between ARM architecture and ARM core? [closed]

I read the data sheet of the TI - DM385 , in which they have mentioned as: ARM Cortex-A8 Core - ARMv7 Architecture What's the difference?
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Cannot change dir while connected to Archlinux vsftp server [closed]

I have Raspberry Pi B+ with Archlinux installed. I've installed and configured its vsftpd ftp server and I connect to it from WinSCP (running on Windows 7 PC). I would like to upload some file, but I ...
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makepkg freeze after installing dependencies

If I try to create a package from the AUR makepkg seems to freeze after installing the dependencies. It just stops after installing the last dependency and freezes with 65% CPU-Usage. Any Idea what ...
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No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!

I have copied, as usual, the iso into usb disk (/dev/sdc): sudo dd bs=4M if=archlinux-2014.08.01-dual.iso of=/dev/sdc But when I boot to my new PC, it shows: ISOLINUX 6.03 6.03-pre18* EHDD ...
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Blackscreen and cursor only after booting up KDE in an ArchLinux system

Today I updated my system and answered yes to all doing so. After a reboot I only see the programs that are configured to start on startup and no windows frames are available (however I can interact ...
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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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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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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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Why does my Arch install hang at random stages during boot?

I've installed Arch on my Macbook Pro, and I can't get it to boot. I removed the quiet flag from grub.cfg to figure out what's going on, but I can't find any pattern. Here are the last few lines of ...
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Install libusb 1.0.9 on Arch Linux

I am not sure how to install libusb 1.0.9 on Arch Linux. pacman does not offer it and the package seems to have been deleted from the repository. I tried compiling from source but it does not seem to ...
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IgnorePkg doesn't work for gvim and vim-runtime package

I use a modified vim in Arch Linux, so I blocked gvim and vim-runtime from upgrading: In /etc/pacman.conf I have: IgnorePkg = gvim , vim-runtime, vim, ... But when I do pacman -Syu, it still checks ...
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Grub doesn't install - corrupted iso?

I wanted to install Arch Linux on my netbook. I hadn't important files on my hard drive so I've created new partition table (GPT) using GParted from Fedora LiveCD. When I'm running grub-mkconfig -o ...
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Unable to change backlight level

In Manjaro I can't set the backlight. I've tried to add: acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor to the kernel's command line but it didn't work. And I also added Option "RegistryDwords" ...
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Building an Arch Linux based live CD/USB

After bootstrapping my Arch live CD, I try to install the archiso package with: pacman -Sy archiso but I get: error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) archiso: ...
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Skype - not using GTK+

I am on a x64 Archlinux running openbox DE and have been strugling for some time now to configure Skype to use my GTK+ theme which i set to Oxygen. I have tried following this wiki as well as this ...
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Debian - Boot from USB

I currently have Debian 7.0 installed on my laptop (HP Pavilion dv9700). I would now like to install Arch instead. I wrote the Arch ISO to a USB drive, but when I start up my computer, it ...
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Installing oDeskTeam in Arch Linux

Here's my current situation: I need to install this annoying little app on Arch 64bits, but the odeskteam package one from the AUR repositories isn't working. I've tried the following: -- ...
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Wrong language setting in Arch KDE

I've installed KDE on Arch Linux, everything is ok, except the language, infact after that I've installed italian language and setted that as preferred, the texts of tabs, settings and so on is mixed ...
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Internet stopped working after installing Xfce on Arch

Let me preface this by saying I'm not experienced in any of this. I followed the in-depth beginners guide for installing Arch using VirtualBox. I was able to install Arch just fine. After ...
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How to install Cinnamon with SLiM on Arch Linux?

I have recently installed Arch Linux and since I'm new to hard it's a little hard to get around the things in here. I wanted to know how I can instal cinnamon desktop environment with SliM display ...
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Bad wifi with MacBook Air mid 2012

I have a MacBook Air mid 2012 with i7 CPU. The one with Ivy Bridge. I have connectivity problems with wifi running Arch Linux which I keep updated regularily. Throughput and response time performance ...
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VirtualBox under Archlinux can't connect to Internet after “pacman -Syu”

I have a windows 7 VM in virtualbox and I'm used to connect the Internet though NAT. But after the last system upgrade, the Internet can't be reached in the VM. I check the log at /var/log/pacman.log ...
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How to get the Installation path of binary and logic file in Daemon in Arch Linux

I want to know that if i install a daemon service in Arch Linux, then what will be the path of the files that will get install. also which files will be install where.
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Can't save / load iptables rules on Arch Linux via rc.d

I can not load my saved iptables rules when the server reboots on Arch Linux. Any ideas? The latest Arch updates are in place. I have followed Arch Linux's tutorial... neither either works. The ...
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File manager multifunction on openbox

I've just installed ArchLinux with only OpenBox, I need a file manager and a programme to manage the icons on the desktop. I read that PacManFM can do that, which other filemanager can do each task ...
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Can't connect to my wireless network though GNOME

I am a complete Linux beginner and I managed to install Archlinux today. But I have no access to my wifi for some reason. I get internet access in my terminal with wifi-menu but gnome tells me that ...
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how to patch PKGBUILD to lib32

I installed Poco library on my Arch64 system using AUR. Sources were downloaded, compiled and the package succesfully installed. But now I need to patch the PKGBUILD so that I can compile 32-bit ...
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networkmanager with gnome 3.6.2 in Arch Linux

Every networkmanager I've tried is "incompatible with this version" in gnome's settings panel. I can still connect from command line fine, but that's just kind of a pain. Solutions I have tried: ...
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Steam with Wine having bug with popups

I'm on Arch Linux 64 bits running Steam on a 32 bits Wine and whenever Steam opens a popup, it starts gliding towards the lower right corner, only stopping when I hover it with my mouse and ...
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Can I setup a local webserver using ArchLinux and VirtualBox

I intend to create a local webserver using ArchLinux and VirtualBox for testing purposes. I just wonder if Arch Linux has what it takes to create a fully functional webserver?
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Occasionally kernel panics during boot since 3.3.x with Sandy Bridge

Since kernel 3.3.x there are frequent kernel panics during the boot process. It seems to be a kernel problem since I downgraded to 3.0 and the problems are gone. The kernel panics happen almost at ...
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Compiz in Arch Linux, no window title available?

I already enabled emerald as the window decoration provider command, and I have a theme configured for emerald. But when I start compiz by compiz --replace, I get no window title bar. Is there ...
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Archlinux bluetile failed to install “glade”

When I try to install bluetile in archlinux, I get the following error: Building glade-0.12.1... Preprocessing library glade-0.12.1... gtk2hsC2hs: UName: root name supply used after saving cabal: ...