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How to change the default filemanager of the Cinnamon desktop?

I'm running an Arch Linux machine with the cinnamon-git desktop from the Arch User Repository. The default filemanager is Nautilus, is there any way to change the default filemanager to thunar?
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Can not boot ArchLinux with a Macbook pro 7.1

Today I decide to put a Linux in dual boot on my MacBook 7.1 I parted the HDD with GParted like this : refit / MacOSX / boot / root / home I installed Arch successfully, following the tutorial about ...
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Setting timezones

I want to set my timezone to America/New_York. date says that the current time is CEST. I'm using systemd, no desktop environment. Right now I have /etc/localtime links to ...
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Can I make pacman aware of packages installed manually?

Due to my setup I cannot make use of pacman to actually install packages, however if I install a package from the Arch repositories manually by downloading and extracting it, eg: wget ...
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XFCE Cursor themes not installing

I know this is probably a bit of a newbie question but I'm having a little trouble installing any cursor themes. I extract the archives contents to /usr/share/themes but when I go to ...
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systemd-modules-load print errors when loading builtin kernel modules

I'm running Arch Linux, it uses systemd-modules-load to load modules configured in /etc/rc.conf, but since I use a custom kernel and lts kernel, I had to put all possible modules in that config file ...
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SSH connection freezes after bigger output when inactive for a while

I have a problem with an SSH session freezing after using it again when it was idle for a while. The problem is that the session doesn't freeze immediately, I can still use it. But as soon as a ...
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Display problem - Random grid appears on screen

I have recently started using Arch with nvidia driver (I had a lot of problems getting nouveau to even work so I decided to try nvidia) and I started experiencing rather odd problems. Every now and ...
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Can you set a program to open “always on top” by default in XFCE4 (xfwm4)?

For some reason I can't seem to find the answer to this. Setting "always on top" in the program's titlebar doesn't seem to persist after the program shuts down or the computer reboots. Please note ...
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apache and php Segmentation fault [closed]

I have recently migrated to Archlinux. I installed Apache, php and mysql according to the Arch Linux LAMP wiki page. Now I have setup a virtual host for my new Symfony project. For every request I ...
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pacman-key --init takes too long and does not exit

First, I am new to Arch Linux. I have installed Arch Linux on my system and now when I try to install something using pacman, it gives me an error that the key 'xxxxxxx' was not found. I Googled and ...
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login prompt not displayed after boot

On my Arch linux (x86-64) I use default login prompt (agetty + login), then after login X is automatically started by bash profile. After an update this weekend the login prompt from both agetty and ...
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Can it harm if I shutdown without closing applications?

Can it hurt if I shut down my machine without closing all programs? I normally close all of them by hand, but have heard from others that this is really not necessary anymore (i.e. Linux will take ...
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Prevent specific USB device from automounting

I have a SD card which is always inserted in my SD-card slot. However, I do not often use it (but do not want to take it out). Currently, it's being auto-mounted every time I start my computer. I feel ...
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Dual/Triple Booting with dmraid and non-raid disk

I currently have 3 hard drives in my computer The first two disks are in a RAID-1 array, using an Intel P55 chipset, and accessed through dmraid, with the third drive partitioned like so: Filesystem ...
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Udev rule is not being used?

I'm setting up udev to handle my external USB hard drive when it gets plugged in and removed (no mounting yet). So far, I've made two new rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/10-local.rules to log ...
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gitweb.cgi: “Premature end of script headers: gitweb.cgi”

I'm running LAMP on Arch and now want the gitweb going on apache. Followed the instructions as in https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Gitweb but on the gitweb directory (here ...
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Changing IP address of Apache server using PHP statically

I want to statically assign the IP address of my Arch linux using php. I want to change the IP by using netmask,interface,broadcast,address & gateway. The user puts up the values into a html page. ...
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Auto login problems with slim

I have installed Arch and am having problems with the auto login options within slim.conf. I have installed the following X packages: xorg-server xorg-xinit xorg-twm, xterm and for the graphics: ...
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How to recompile my xorg-server in ArchLinux

I installed catalyst, so I needed to downgrade to xorg-server-1.11 from xorg-server-1.12. Now I use the [xorg111] repo and I understood that because of the udev, which works for the new xorg-server I ...
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View notes for certain package in ArchLinux without package removal?

I've installed couple of packages and forget what they recommended. Now i want to view their notes, recommendations. Only way i know how to do this is remove it and install it again: # pacman -Rdd ...
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sudo cannot open /etc/sudoers

sudo does not work. I have installed Arch Linux onto a USB key formatted with BTRFS. The output of sudo is: $ sudo sudo: unable to stat /etc/sudoers: Permission denied sudo: no valid sudoers sources ...
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Cannot boot to Windows 7 partition using Grub

Windows 7 BOOTMGR is missing when I try to boot into the OS from GRUB. Im not anywhere near being a pro when it comes to partioning or whatever so here's a image of gparted: And a copy paste of ...
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Cannot access a website from Firefox

I'm trying to access www.belgacom.be using Firefox from my Archlinux system and I get the following error: Firefox can't find the server at www.belgacom.be When I use Chromium, it works perfectly. ...
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acpi_listen returns different result in Ubuntu than Arch Linux

Ubuntu is able to detect my Lenovo "Mic Mute" button with acpi_listen, but when I try it on Arch Linux, there is no output available. Model: Thinkpad X220 4290LY9 Tried to add acpi_osi=Linux in ...
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keyboard shortcuts only work with left super-key

I recently had to change the keyboard-shortcuts after updating my system. I had to use dconf-editor to manually set the shortcut from <Super>+R to <Mod4>+R in order to get them to work ...
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Unicode characters in uxterm and dwm statusbar

I would like to display Chinese characters in dwm's status bar. More specifically I would like the symbols to represent the different tags in dwm. Using an online converter, I found that the unicode ...
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Gnome-sound-applet not detecting sound card

Everything was working until today, the gnome-sound-applet does not detect any sound card. Alsamixer however is working and I can change volume. I noticed that pulseaudio is not running and that ...
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Arch Linux netinstall - conflicting packages on install

I'm using the latest Arch Netinstall image. I just went through and selected about 150 packages to download and install. However, when I get to the "Install Packges" step, I get an error saying that I ...
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Do I have to list modules in both `/etc/mkinitcpio.conf` and `/etc/rc.conf`?

I've added few modules into mkinitcpio.conf. Are they automatically loaded at kernel boot or with udev if I don't specify them in modules list in rc.conf?
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Any reason NOT to run Linux in a VM all the time?

I've switched to using Arch Linux for most of my day to day work and don't need Windows for anything but gaming and the couple of apps that aren't ported to Linux like OneNote. My Linux distro is ...
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SLiM not working in Arch Linux with Gnome

I'm trying to change my login manager to SLiM and the theme I want for my login screen is archlinux-simplyblack: [cesar@arch ~]$ ls -la /usr/share/slim/themes/ total 108 drwxr-xr-x 27 root root 4096 ...
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GTK+3 config Arch/LXDE

I use Arch + LXDE. I performed a full system upgrade and upgraded packages seems to have included GTK+3. Since the upgrade, my GTK+3 progs such as GEdit, Evince, etc. look somehow terrible (unusual ...
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How to configure Syslinux to load the kernel images from a different partition or disk?

I'm running Archlinux using Syslinux as a bootloader. Right now the kernel image and initramfs are in /boot and all of the Syslinux stuff (configuration file and modules) are in /boot/syslinux. I'm ...
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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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cpufreq-set -g performance doesn't work on arch linux

acpi-cpufreq was already loaded , where the frequency was all 800MHz now , and I can't make it back to full-speed , which is 2500MHz. I tried cpufreq-set -g performance , then I check /proc/cpuinfo , ...
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How to prevent the auto creation of the “Desktop” folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which application should I blame for compulsively creating a directory again and again? When I upload files via Firefox, the Open File dialog appears and the Desktop ...
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Pamd not mounting ecryptfs disk anymore since upgrade

I have encrypted my home disk a long time ago and I configured pam to mount it automatically on login. However after update to version 1.1.5-3 pam is not mounting the disk anymore. Here are the logs ...
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Arch Linux system borked after update [closed]

I have been running arch on my macbook 5,2 since I purchased it back in 2009. This morning I did a full system update (after a few months going without updates) and found some things not working, ...
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chroot fails with --userspec when chroot is i686

I'm experiencing a problem with chroot... I'm running on Arch Linux x86_64. I have a 64 bit chroot and a 32 bit chroot. They are identical except that one is 32 bit and one is 64 bit. I can enter ...
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Archlinux: modprobe: invalid option — 'l'

Just synchronized and updated all packages on my Arch Linux. Now I try to find out all available modules by modprobe -l But I got: modprobe: invalid option -- 'l' /sbin/modprobe was linked from ...
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Arch Linux , mount disks with thunar , without password

I just setup a minimal installation of Arch , installed gvfs , thunar-volman. But mounting disk requires password , this shouldn't happen. How should I work it out ?
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Help me choose the right distribution for learning and hosting web apps

I'm coming to Linux from the Windows world, and I want to learns the ins and outs of the system in order to make it my primary day to day work and hosting environment. I'm pretty much a complete ...
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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: ...
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Gnome3/Archlinux move windows with keys?

Looking for an app that will allow me to move my Gnome3 windows with keys like Ctrl+Alt+Home to move to top left corner of the screen. Essentially, this is what Winsplit revolution does on windows. ...
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Disable autoscrolling in gnome 3.4

I've recently updated my gnome to 3.4 and a problem appears. When I start scrolling, scroll never ends and even continues to scroll when I switch to another window. How can I disable this annoying ...
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Suddenly I have troubles plotting with python

I have a code that I used yesterday to generate plots. Today, when I tried to use it (with the same input as yesterday), I get an error: QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme. ...
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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 ...