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Cannot find Nvidia driver with pacman

I am following this: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nvidia#Installing The command pacman -S nvidia fails with error: target not found: nvidia, indeed, even packman -Ss nvidia to search for it ...
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On Arch Linux Partitioning [closed]

I've been going through the Arch Linux beginner's guide and I'm a bit confused on partitioning the OS. It says I can either have just a root partition or a root and /home partition. What are the ...
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cmake: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.20' not found (required by cmake)

I want to run cmake for a program, [build]$ cmake ../ cmake: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.20' not found (required by cmake) I have this error, how i can fix it? I use from ...
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Wordpress won't recognize the MySQL database

I want to install Wordpress on Archlinux but I have this error: Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress. I un-commented this line in ...
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Installing sublime-text 2 with pacman

I want to install sublime-text 2 in Arch Linux with pacman package manager; how i can do this work?
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Compiling python .py to .pyc doesn't happen

I have read that python will compile the source file .py by itself to produce .pyc, but this doesn't happen in my case. I have the source file inside /opt/osqa folder where I always have to use sudo ...
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Mounting /dev/sda3 but /etc/fstab not found?

I am currently trying to install Arch Linux and have run into a multitude of problems but my latest has really stumped me. I am currently trying to mount /dev/sda3 using the command: $ mount ...
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Arch installation and swap partition

to install Arch on a PC I have to make partition of the HDD boot swap / The swap is used by virtual memory, right? What's up if I make a too small or a too big swap partition? Could I have as ...
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Dropbox doesn't connect properly on boot

I'm having a problem with Dropbox (version 1.1.35). When I first boot it takes some time before Network Manager connects to the WLAN. Then I see the Dropbox icon in the task list, claiming to be ...
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Black screen when I move from X session to tty session

I've the ATI proprietary drivers. When I power on the computer and I do the login all works well, but when I run xorg I can't change tty or exit from xorg because if I try I see only a black screen ...
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Mount NTFS partition as /home with fstab

I am currently installing Arch Linux on a machine which has Windows 10 already installed on it, and I want to use a NTFS partition as /home (because that way, I can easily access my Linux-files from ...
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How could I install epeg on Arch Linux?

I've been trying to install epeg on Arch Linux, and I'm not having any success. I tried following the instructions for compiling it on the GitHub site, but I just ended up with a libepeg.so and an ...
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What is an arch based distribution that moves slower [closed]

What's an arch based distro that updates slower? The frequent updates of the main repository are a bit too fast for my taste. I like the rolling release system so want to keep that.
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ppd file for deskjet 1050

I'm on manjaro, I have deskjet 1050 printer/scanner. I installed hplip from AUR for the scanner to work. It asks me for ppd file for deskjet 1050, what's a ppd file and how to get it? It's this one, ...
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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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Unable to perform write & execute actions on ntfs partition. Not even with root privilege. Using arch linux.

Unable to perform write & execute actions on ntfs partition. ls -l shows that user have only the read permission. Group any others have non. i tried to copy some text from home to windows ...
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How can I find figure out why a machine has consistently 70%+ CPU usage?

My machine (Macbookpro, Archlinux) has consistently a CPU at 70%+, yet I have no clue why. This doesn't happen on MacOS, only on Linux. Using htop, I can see no program using more than 2% of CPU. ...
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Installing Ubuntu/Debian packages on Arch [duplicate]

I am considering switching from Ubuntu Linux to Arch Linux. I have a long list of packages that I've installed using apt-get that I would like to install right after I install Arch itself. Is there ...
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Runs perfectly through the command line, will not work through systemd ExecStart

I've installed Butterfly http terminal server, written in python, on my Arch machine. I'm new to systemd, but I'm having an issue with one of the command line parameters. /usr/bin/butterfly.server.py ...
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How to install Couchbase on ArchLinux

Is it possible to install CouchBase in ArchLinux? This database looks so promising, but they only provide .deb, .rpm, windows, and mac version. http://www.couchbase.com/nosql-databases/downloads
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How to reduce temperature on a Dell XPS (L502X)?

Problem My Laptop is running quite hot (sensors reports ~50-60°C) during normal usage. In my opinion this is too high to work comfortably over long periods. Especially the region where I rest my ...
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Fonts in chromium

(no, it isn't this) My bold fonts are completely deformed in some sites (mostly SE) in chromium. I have had this issue for a while on two Arch systems, but not in Ubuntu. Here is an example from a ...
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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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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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How can I tell what version of OpenGL my machine supports on Arch Linux?

How can I tell what OpenGL versions are supported on my (Arch Linux) machine?
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Removing Ubuntu from a dual-boot install

I am an Arch Linux user and I decided to try out Ubuntu just because, not really liking it. Arch Linux was installed with a 3 partition setup (/boot /swap /) and then I installed Ubuntu. I gave ...
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How do I resume booting process after sulogin procedure

I upgraded Arch Linux today and systemd stopped booting again. So I logged in with sulogin, mounted the drive. How do I resume the booting process? Like in old days, init 3 somethings like that.
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Where node.js was installed?

I have installed node.js by : $ yaourt -S nodejs But where node.js (Dir) was installed?
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Application on server crashes when accessed via browser - after full system upgrade

After a recent full-system upgrade one of my applications stopped working. It's Fatrat 1.2.0_beta2-11 on Archlinux (installed from community repository). Without enabling web access the application ...
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SSH proxy laptop

I run a simple ssh proxy and I am always on the move with my laptop. Having to restart it every time I open the lid and connect to the internet. sshpass -p password ssh -D 9999 root@myvpsip Is it ...
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Installing Arch Linux alongside Windows 8

I already have Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8 alongside. (Dual boot) Now I would like to install Arch Linux instead Ubuntu. I have seen many Video tutorials about installing Arch Linux but all was ...
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cannot mount usb

I have a compiled arch kernel. As there are some files in the /root, the user has enabled usb mounting. as dmesg shows it identifies two usbs. one is plugged to keyboard. I tried these commands, but ...
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Missing control icons in Totem (Gnome Videos)

I just did an update in Arch Linux, and now the Videos app (Totem) is using the same icon for every control: The controls still work; you just can't tell them apart without hovering over the ...
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Adding Arch Linux's repository to Manjaro

Is it safe to use Archlinux's repository within Manjaro Linux installation? If it is, all I need to do is just add some line to /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist, right?
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Unable to compile beclock on Arch

I was unable to compile beclock on latest Arch, with yaourt -S bekwinfx-git: CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:9 (find_package): By not providing "FindXCB.cmake" in CMAKE_MODULE_PATH this project has ...
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see actual partitions usage

I have recently learned that ext3 (or some other filesystems) reserve some space of a drive by default for previliged processes. One can change this by doing the following: # tune2fs -m 4 /dev/sdXY ...
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Can't upgrade “filesystem” package in Arch

I was unable to upgrade filesystem to latest version, /lib and /lib64 exists. And I can't just remove the link, otherwise all binaries would fail to run, Any thought? # pacman -S filesystem :: ...
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Add USB space in conky

I'm setting conky and I'd like to add the usb space, I use: $font${color DimGray}/ $alignc ${fs_used /} / ${fs_size /} $alignr ${fs_free_perc /}% ${fs_bar /} for the full hdd, what should I write ...
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mounting problem during installation of archlinux on dell xps one

I've been trying to install archlinux on xps one. the screen doesn't work because it has intel g45/g43 express chipset. I had to use nomodeset option as mentioned in the installation guide. Arch ...
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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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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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nm-applet not showing until NetworkManager restart in GNOME 3

I have recently installed Arch Linux and GNOME 3 on my new laptop and have a problem whereby nm-applet is not showing in gnome-panel, unless I manually restart the NetworkManager daemon.
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arch installation- startx not working

I went through the Arch installation yesterday, everything seemed to be going fine but when I ran startx it gave an error(in image below)- Is it a problem with the graphics card driver? My laptop ...
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Chakra project or netinstall — Arch Linux installation

My arch linux installation didn't go well (apparently I should have gone through netinstall instead of core). When I try again, should I use the Chakra project (which is supposedly easier), or should ...
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X11Fowarding not working on Arch Linux ARM

I am trying to setup X11Forwarding between my Arch Linux ARM server and my OSX computer. I am accessing the server locally (always). /etc/ssh/ssh_config: X11Forwarding yes AddressFamily any ...
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Arch linux root device problem in '/dev/mapper/MyStorage-rootvol'

I installed Arch x86_64, these are the commands I used during the installation: # parted /dev/sda (parted) mklabel msdos (parted) mkpart primary ext2 2MiB 2GiB (parted) mkpart primary ext4 2GiB 100% ...
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Failed to load module “glx” (module does not exist, 0)

I'm trying out arch for the first time in a virtual box following this guide. All went well and I wanted to install KDE. According to these steps I've picked the nvidia driver suite when running: ...
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Copying file from DVD fails

I am running Arch linux on my MacBook (Late 2009 unibody, if it matters). Using the following command, I attempted to copy an ISO that is stored on the disk onto my computer pv /mnt/file.iso > ...
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Why and how is swap improving performance, and can I disable it? [closed]

I have a laptop with 8GB of RAM running 4.0.4-2-ARCH. Recently, I installed Android Studio, and bam, my normally pristine system was suddenly stuttering and all out freezing (more than once). Before ...