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How to restore GRUB after windows XP installation?

After I've installed windows xp for dual booting, I need to restore grub of my archlinux installation. I did it a lot of times with windows 7, but this time heavens decided to torture me. I have ...
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Archbang look on Archlinux

I installed archlinux but I want to get the look and feel of Archbang. Is there a way to find the config files or scripts for Archbang? http://bbs.archbang.org/viewtopic.php?id=2501 gives a list of ...
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Problems with Maple 16 GUI on Arch Linux

I have installed Maple 16 (computer algebra system) to the directory /opt/maple16/ and the installation and registration progress is finished succesfully. I am running Arch Linux. The terminal ...
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Auto connect to the wired net?

I've installed Arch linux, and planned to used it remote and putty my way in. But it does not seem to start up the interface at boot. I also want a static ip. Is there a config file like ...
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What is Arch Fallback in Arch boot menu?

What is exactly "Arch Fallback" in the Arch boot menu?
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Grub fails after install it on my macbook pro

I'm trying to install Archlinux on my macbook in dual boot mode. I part the disk that way : /dev/sda1 -> EFI /dev/sda2 ->MacOS /dev/sda3 -> /boot /dev/sda4 -> / /dev/sda5 -> /home As ...
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How to get VIM to display 256 colors properly

I'm trying to get 256 color theme files to work with VIM under xterm. This is peaksea how it looks for me: How it should look: I've tried following the tips on the wiki page to no avail. set ...
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/home partition

I am facing the following doubt. I installed Arch time ago with a home separate partition. My issue is that I need to reinstall the system and I don't have a backup of my /home. Would a new ...
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VirtualBox with aMule - How to configure network, port forwarding… properly?

for security reasons I am running aMule inside VirtualBox. Guest and Host systems are Linux (to be more specific Arch 64 distro) Host system has public ip directly connected to internet (no router) ...
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Problems copying large files to USB drive

I've got some issues when copying larger files to my USB drive. First of all, my system stopped recognizing my USB drives automatically. I now have to run modprobe usb-storage in order for my USB ...
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system wide SOCKS5 Proxy

I connect to my Server on the internet using ssh -D 3128 user@rootserver.com. If I am right I thereby open a SOCKS v5 Proxy to my Server. Using firefox and FoxyProxy I can now add this to my proxys ...
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Make thunar mount drives into /media rather than /run/media/username?

It's pretty annoying that thunar mounts a drive to /run/media/user_name/XX instead of /media/XX, can I change that behavior ? I'm running latest arch linux
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Mount a folder on a drive in fstab. Move?

I'd like to make a temporary change to my fstab file so that my /home is on another drive. However, I don't want the whole partition to be mounted, but just a folder ("home") on that partition. I'm OK ...
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How to use a 64-bit CPU in KVM?

According to tests the Mac Mini 3,1 CPU is 64-bit (grep -q "^flags.*\blm\b" /proc/cpuinfo) and supports Intel virtualization extensions (grep -q "^flags.*\bvmx\b" /proc/cpuinfo). However, after ...
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Archlinux gizmod

I've recently installed Archlinux on my laptop and it's been doing everything I needed except one thing: key bindings. I wanted to be able to use the volume buttons (including when in a full screen ...
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How do I keep KDE from asking new users for a password when I use /etc/skel to set up their enviroment?

I made this nice custom KDE setup on Arch Linux with customised settings like desktop background, panel settings, kwin settings, etc. I heard that if you copy all the hidden files from your ...
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How do I force grub2 to detect my arch linux install?

I have an uncommon setup. I have Ubuntu installed on one, and a backup from a direct copy of an older Arch Linux install on the second. By direct copy, I mean I tar'd the contents of an entire ...
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How do I get to use .local hostnames with Arch Linux?

If I'm using Ubuntu or Linux Mint (the only two flavours I've tried and know work for sure), I can run something like this: wayne@myhost$ ssh wayne@otherhost.local And the name is automagically ...
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missing argument to find -exec

I want to remove certain files using find and -exec. But unlikely bash tells me, that I'm "missing" some argument. find . -name *.png -exec rm {} /; what do I miss? same "missing argument" return ...
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archlinux aif command not found

I`m pretty much a newbie to linux and a complete newbie to archlinux. I started Archlinux after grub and I see a [root@archiso ˜]# command bash. The installation guide tells me to either type ...
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Openbox keybindings not taking effect after --reconfigure or restarting X

273 <keybind key="W-Return"> 274 <action name="Execute"> 275 <command>lxterminal</command> 276 </action> 277 </keybind> 278 ...
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How Do I Add My Own Daemons in Arch Linux? (BSD-style init)

I have created a symlink to a start/stop/etc. wrapper bash script in /etc/rc.d, added it to DAEMONS=() in rc.conf, but the process it points to isn’t starting on boot, and isn’t showing up in the ...
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Terminal not displaying correctly after quitting Xorg

I am running a fresh arch-linux install (as of 17/07/12) with the ATI catalyst drivers (as mentioned on the wiki page). When I run xinit, everything works fine and looks great but when I exit the ...
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Cannot Compile Apache: “Error, SSL/TLS libraries were missing or unusable”

Arch Linux 2011.08.19 (Linux 3.4.2 i686) Apache 2.2.22 → 2.2.22 (recompile & reinstall) OpenSSL 1.0.1.c-1 These details are likely irrelevant, but: I’m using yaourt with customizepkg to build ...
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Why is almost every program complaining about my locale?

I'm using Arch Linux, and I've followed the directions on the wiki about setting my locale. Nearly every program that runs complains about the locale - even locale. It looks like this: % locale ...
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How to get CR2 (Canon raw) support for XLoadImage?

I've been looking for a light-weight image viewer to replace gThumb now that I'm not running Gnome anymore, and found XLoadImage. How can I add support for Canon's raw CR2 format? anna@anna:~ $ ...
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Which partitions should I encrypt?

My laptop is currently running Windows and Fedora, but I'm planning to install Arch Linux as my sole OS soon. This current setup is using whole disk encryption through TrueCrypt, but I'm unsure if it ...
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How do I run my native `pacman` against a mounted image?

I have read and followed Is it possible to update, upgrade and install software before flashing an image?. I managed to mount the official Arch image, synchronise the database and update the ...
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Where should I mount my external harddrive?

I've got an external harddrive that I'd like to auto-mount. It will be present most times when my laptop boots. Where is the "correct" place to mount it? /media/my-hd: Will litter /media with an ...
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Duplicate bash prompts

I'm having an interesting issue with XFCE Terminal/Gnome Terminal (not reproducible in XTerm), where executing bash or logging in using login or su will open a new Bash instance inside a Bash instance ...
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Installing CPAN dists not in the Arch repos

There's a lot of CPAN distributions in the Arch repositories, but not all of them. How should I handle a situation when I need a dist that is not already in the repos? Should I use the cpan program ...
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What's up with “*-git date” packages in the AUR?

I'm just about to move to Arch Linux. Checking out packages in the AUR, there's a lot of packages following the naming scheme "project-name-git date", e.g: adonthell-git 20100408-1 ...
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Grub2 unable to boot encrypted root

I'm using ArchLinux, I followed their tutorial on encrypting your root filesystem: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Using_DM-Crypt But I cannot get grub to boot the encrypted partition. My ...
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Arch linux xfce4 with catalyst

I've recently installed xfce4 (switched from gnome3) as well as the Catalyst driver. I have quite a powerful computer along with quite a powerful graphics card (radeon 6950) however a lot of the ...
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How do I use pacman on a loop-mounted Arch image for a different architecture?

I would like to install some packages on an ARM image before flashing it to an SD card. So far, I have loop mounted the image sudo mount -o loop,offset=99614720 archlinuxarm-13-06-2012.img /mnt and ...
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Arch Linux: Yaourt/Makepkg Can Not Build Apache

I am using yaourt to automatically compile Apache from source every time there’s an update available from extra. I am doing this so that I can have a custom suexec docroot (/srv/www rather than the ...
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How can I autologin to desktop with systemd?

How can I configure systemd to automatically log me in to my desktop environment, preferably without using login manager? I'm using Arch.
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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 ...