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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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pulseaudio suddenly stopped working?

I am using arch linux and i was using pulseaudio suddenly today pulseaudio stopped working and no sound is coming in both my speaker and headphone. I can see pulseaudio is running properly and I am ...
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System menu and desktop right click dont appear in Gnome3

I run Arch Linux with Gnome3. I need to escape from the "routine" and change to Gnome for some weeks or even months. When I open it I can't see the system menu (which is supposed to be right of ...
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How can I get mod_perl running in Arch Linux?

I've installed mod_perl, and even tried enabling it, unfortunately it seems to be preventing apache from starting. LoadModule perl_module modules/mod_perl.so here's the error. /usr/sbin/apachectl: ...
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arch linux installation, “could not create filesystems”

im installing arch linux, the x86-64 net install. during the part where the hard drive is being processed/erased, i get: "Warning: Could not create all needed filesystems. Either the underlying ...
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Arch Linux installation- partitions help

While trying to set up partition from Arch Linux installation CD(using cfdisk) itself the following error showed up- Bad primary partition 2: partition ends in final partial cylinder How do I ...
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Steam doesn't work on Arch Linux x64

I have installed all dependencies I have installed nvidia drivers But I get this error please help /home/azamat/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 161: VERSION_ID: unbound variable ...
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Attempting to use OpenCL with Nvidia on Arch Linux

I have an Nvidia Quadro 400 GPU. In order to use OpenCL, I installed the following packages: nvidia-340xx nvidia-340xx-libgl nvidia-340xx-utils opencl-nvidia-340xx ocl-icd opencl-headers ...
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No output through stereo jack

I cannot get any sound to output through either of my PC's stereo jacks. I do not even hear the typical static when I plug a device in. This is the case even though Phonon displays "built-in audio." I ...
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How do I automatically execute `netctl start tq84-wifi` on bootup?

I have configured a wifi connection in /etc/netctl/tq84-wifi in a Arch Linux installation and am able to manually start it with sudo netctl start tq84-wifi. Now I'd like to have my installation start ...
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switch_root with systemd: “Too many levels of symbolic links”

I'm trying to boot a proprietary kernel build and OS after an upgrade to libc and numerous other tools. I'm booting using an initramfs in the 3.2.0 kernel with some utilities, like busybox. However, ...
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Arch Linux : no screen found with nvidia graphics card

Installing arch linux+XFCE4 on MSI laptop with nvidia gtx950M and intel 530 graphics card. When I type startx no screen found. Error is shown. Full /var/log/Xorg.0.log and xorg.conf. The output of ...
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How can I run a script on resolution change?

I want to run a script when my current resolution changes, right now I have a sleep loop polling xrandr, but I would like to have my script run on some kind of resolution-change event instead. Is it ...
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Is there a way to determine from bash what is wrong with fish?

Just installed oh-my-fish and start modifying oh-my-fish default theme under another name and broke something. Now after login the cursor just blinks and I can write but nothing is interpreted as ...
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Why is my system freezing when I try to unbind GPU from radeon?

Right now I'm trying to accomplish this: http://arseniyshestakov.com/2016/03/31/how-to-pass-gpu-to-vm-and-back-without-x-restart/ I've gotten everything on the host to work. DRI_PRIME is working ...
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How to set up Mutt and Spamassassim

I've got Mutt to access and read my gmail, but in the inbox, it includes all the mail that the gmail interface hides in two tabs (I think they're called labels) called 'Social' and 'Promotions'. I'd ...
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Conflict in wlan0 management on ArchLinux

I am trying to enable wlan0 through systemctl on ArchLinux. When I do that I get the message that the device is already up. So I do sudo ip link set wlan0 down I can than successfully run sudo ...
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Emacs got blue background after upgrading to 3.20

OS: Archlinux Emacs: 24.5 Theme: Solarized-light It is ok before upgrading to gnome-unstable(3.20)
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Install Arch Linux with wifi but wifi chipset not detected

Trying to install Arch Linux on a partition of my hard drive, my only option is to connect to Internet with WiFi. Ubuntu (on another partition) shows with lspci that WiFi chip-set is Broadcom ...
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gpg -recv-keys hangs when not run by root

I am trying to install a patched kernel form Arch User Repository but getting One or more PGP signatures could not be verified! error. I looked at the PKGBUILD and attempted to add the keys with the ...
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Arch: cannot make setxkbmap persistant

I followed this wiki but I didn't get it work at boot automatically, I mean every time I boot I have to run this command: setxkbmap -model pc104 -layout fr,ara -variant ,azerty -option ...
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how to set up the format of a title of the tabs of Terminator?

I can't find any method of how to set up the format of a title of the tabs of Terminator. it's probably has to do with its config at ~/.config/terminator/config but how exactly? I want to shorten ...
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Which components update routing table?

I am experiencing strange behavior on Arch Linux, when various virtual network interfaces lead to undesired automatic updates to the routing table. For example, when I start KVM. Before (network is ...
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How to not going through openvpn tunnel for a specific port

After long hours of digging and many tries I still cannot figure out how to not have a traffic on a given port going through the openvpn tunnel. Below my setup: (enp0s25)<ovpn server>(tun0) ...
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How to encrypt a live root fs remotely and unlock it via ssh

I have a Linux Arch system running on a VPS. The rootfs is installed on a LVM partition. I would like to overlay an encrypted container on this partition, then reinstall the rootfs on it and enable ...
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Boot Entry for Loading Encrypted LVM

So, I recently installed Arch Linux (EFI) with the root folder in an encrypted LVM. I am loading the correct modules and hooks on startup, but it's telling me it can not load the encrypted space after ...
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Which mirror did I download the Arch Linux package database from?

It seems that some packages in the official package repository have a new dependency which is not in the official repos: $ sudo pacman --sync --refresh --refresh --sysupgrade :: Synchronising package ...
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How do I fix “No such secret collection at path: /” for gnome-keyring and Arch Linux?

I'm running Arch Linux. When I try to save credentials using Vinagre (VNC client) it gives me an error: Error saving credentials on a locked keyring Cannot create item in a locked collection ...
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Arch Linux - Cronie is not working and nestat does not output logs?

I added a cronjob via crontab -e which is to be executed every minute. I enabled and started cronie on systemctl. Set editor $ export EDITOR=vim Add cront tasks $ crontab -e * * * * * Rscript ...
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Arch Linux boots to tty1 by default instead of tty7 after update

I updated the system 2 days ago and now realised a startx systemd script failed to start. This is seems to be caused by the fact that Arch booted into tty1 by default. Switching to tty7 and restarting ...
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Unexpected single-quotes in file name [duplicate]

Original post over here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/35350216/unexpected-single-quote-in-file-name Basically, it seems that ever since I accidentally overloaded my filesystem (it's not ...
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Setting up bridged adapter for Arch guest, Windows host [closed]

I've tried many things that I've found online but I'm stumped. I'm using VirtualBox, my guest OS is Arch, kernel version 4.4.1-2, my host is Windows 10. When I set it to have NAT adapter, I get it ...
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How to make an iproute2 bridge setup permanent?

I've set up an archlinux inside a Oracle Virtual Box. To be able to reach the VM from the LAN I have added a bridge adapter and configured the guest system following the instructions from the Arch ...
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How to reinstall dhcpcd without internet connection

I deleted dhcpcd off my arch install without realizing it was the IP provider for wireless. I need to get it re-installed, but I have no internet connection. I deleted the unused cache files with ...
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Memory usage inexorably creeping upward

Just within the past day, my Arch Linux system has begun eating memory. This seems to begin when the system is powered on, and I cannot find a way to stop it. The symptom is that the reported memory ...
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USB stick read-only in GNOME/nautilus?

Funnily, my newly vfat-formatted USB stick is automatically mounted when I plug it in, nautilus sees it, I can access it, I can see the permissions in the nautilus right click dialog (755), I can ...
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Dual Monitor on Arch Linux causes computer to not suspend

I've recently set up a second monitor for my laptop, and for some reason now after I close the lid the computer will just take my external monitor as my primary monitor and not suspend my laptop. I've ...
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ArchLinux: Error installing grub on encrypted lvm partition(lvm on luks)

I am trying to install Arch Linux on an encrypted partition (LVM on LUKS). I followed the relevant Arch Wiki guide, but when I do: grub-install --recheck /dev/sda it gives me this output: ...
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How can I get information about my acceleration method?

I created a file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf to change my acceleration method to EXA to prevent a problem I've been experiencing. The problem is, from time to time, all the windows go all ...
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WebGL not working with Firefox, Intel HD graphics, ArchLinux, and Thinkpad T540p

Is anyone having issues getting webGL to work on Firefox? https://get.webgl.org/ It was working 1-2 months ago, but is now broken. Works fine on Chromium. I set webgl.force-enabled; to true, but no ...
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Generating a custom archlinux image

I have a UEFI computer and I need to add 2 bin files and one folder to the iso live install image, this will provide me the wifi support at boot. I followed this guide from the top: ...
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run msfconsole within any directory

I just installed metasploit. The issue is i can only run ./msfconsole in installation directory which is /opt/framework/metasploit-framework. When i run msfconsole in another directory i got this ...
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Any application to play song when headset is inserted

Is there any script which plays the song when the headset is inserted in Arch Linux? That would make it more like android phone.
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dirmngr does not start with proper home directory unless it is restarted

I am trying to follow these guidelines for gpg best practices: https://help.riseup.net/en/security/message-security/openpgp/best-practices but I am having trouble with dirmngr, which handles all ...
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KDE5 : a mix of UTF-8 and ISO-8859-1

Since (I think) I upgraded Plasma to version 5, KDE applications seem to open my files (encoded in UTF-8) as in ISO-8859-1. I am not very familiar with locales problems... I am french, so a lot of ...
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Imperfections in Andale Mono font in fbterm

Recently I installed the Andale Mono font from the ttf-ms-fonts package on Arch Linux AUR. I then tried out using it in Fbterm to see how it works. It worked perfectly! Well, sort of. You can see ...
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Not able to finish setting up LUKS

I am trying to encrypt a new VM with LVM on LUKS. I formatted and partitioned the HD (1 partition). I ran: # cryptsetup -c aes-xts-plain64 -s 512 luksFormat /dev/sda1 /mnt/dok/31.jpg typing ...
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limitations of CUPS command line printing of image files

I have my default printer set: lpoptions -d HP_ENVY_5530_series. I can print some text: echo HELLO > h.txt lp h.txt CUPS understands many different types of files directly, including text, ...
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Shutdown button in XFCE restarts computer

To turn off my Arch Linux laptop, I click the power button which brings up a panel where I can click "Shutdown" (among "reboot", "log off", etc). When I do, my computer shuts down and restarts after ...
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Cmus not showing any songs after fresh install

I am trying to install and use cmus properly, but I am running into some trouble. All of the guides that I have found have me enter the following command to add music to cmus. :add ...