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Missing Python.h in Arch

I use Arch Linux. I want to compile a C++ file that includes <Python.h>. But I can't do it. In Debian based systems this problem is resolved with sudo apt-get install python-dev. How I can ...
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How do I enable sound in this fresh Arch install?

I'm following the Arch Beginner's Guide. I have Arch running. Now I'm working on the post-installation instructions, one of the first parts of which is to unmute the speakers. This is where my ...
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Changing username still leaves old traces

I changed my username about a month ago, and although I have forgotten the specificities of how I had done so, I'm pretty sure I followed the instructions on the Arch Wiki. Since then, some programs, ...
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Can I increase brightness of text in Arch shell?

I just installed Arch Linux. All I have right now is the shell. The text is very difficult to read on a black background. My eyesight is fine. Can I change the brightness of the text, or can I ...
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Installing tigervnc in ArchLinux

Could anybody please assist me in installing TigerVNC in ArchLinux?
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Problem installing ArchLinux on LVM on a LUKS setup via archboot

I've used archlinux before, and I've decided to have it enccrypted. I use BIOS. I used the latest vesion of archboot. I made an LUKS setup, then made lvm volume group and two ext4 partition in it for ...
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yaourt curl error: SSL connect error

I'm trying to install some packages form yaourt. For example : yaourt compiz But it gets me following error: [hamed@localhost ~]$ yaourt compiz curl error: SSL connect error Please tell me ...
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Archlinux not configured with iptables

I have been trying to set up iptables on my archlinux server, however when I run iptables -nvL I receive the error iptables v1.4.20: can't initialize iptables table 'filter': Table does not exist ...
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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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3 monitors on 2 separate nvidia cards with compositing and rotation

Is this even possible? I've got 3 monitors (#1, #2, and #3) and 2 video cards (A and B). #1 and #2 are connected to video card A, and #3 is connected to B. I want to rotate monitors #2 and #3, and ...
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Arch Linux pacman specifying package version

I know that I can define wanted package version in pacman like shown in its manual pacman -S "bash>=3.2". But how do I know what versions are available? I also know that pacman is creating copy ...
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Two questions about building packages from source on Manjaro

I recently asked this question which was closed for being unclear. I'll ask clear questions now, and I hope to get clear short answers, not a link to Arch Wiki. I'm on Manjaro Openbox, no Internet, ...
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nm-applet openvpn connects only as root

I have a following problem, network-manager doesn't connect to vpn using openvpn, when I run it as a unpriviledged user. when I run sudo nm-applet and the choose to connect to vpn it works fine. ...
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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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SSH server is not disconnecting session when I shutdown the machine

I have a Arch Linux virtual machine, if I shutdown the machine while a ssh connection is alive. The SSH session would stuck (and the machine shuts down correctly) So the server is not disconnecting ...
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Problem after installing Compiz on Arch+XFCE4

I have installed compiz-bzr and emerald-git by following commands : yaourt -S compiz-bzr yaourt -S emerald-git And then I have tried : emerald --replace And now all windows are without borders. ...
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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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Can no longer boot after updating Arch

I am running Arch Linux with the Gummiboot boot manager. Everything was fine until I updated. I can't remember the exact packages that were updated but I'm pretty sure Gummiboot was one of them. Now ...
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efibootmgr not found while grub-install --recheck on Arch linux install [duplicate]

I'm not an expert on linux. I've been used Ubuntu for a year or something. When I bought a new laptop (Lenovo G500) and wanted to install Arch Linux on this machine. I followed the steps of official ...
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Arch Linux and Windows

I know this place maybe isn't the best place to ask for help with this specific question, but I guess you can help. I have a UEFI system with partitions arranged as follows: #  # /etc/fstab: static ...
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`Error: no such device…` after installing Arch Linux

I've seen many threads about this error but I couldn't find a solution. I've installed Arch Linux alongside Windows 8. (Dual Boot). I followed this video exactly but am getting the error below at ...
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How do I find my network SSID?

I would like to install Arch Linux. In the first part of the installation, I need to connect to a wireless LAN network. But I don't know what my network's SSID is. How can I find this out?
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How to install Windows 8 after arch?

Okay so after a painful 3 days of fixing / changing / reformatting I have finally got Arch Linux install. Now comes the problem. I had to remove Windows when installing Arch but I still need Windows. ...
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How can I add Chinese character support to Emerald?

I'm running Arch Linux, using the Emerald window decorator. Emerald crashes in the following situations: A window with at least one Chinese character in the title is opened. An open window's title ...
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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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KDE desktop strange appearance

I installed Arch Linux with XFCE 4.10 on my old PC with Intel 3.0 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM and Nvidia GeForce 7300 LE with nouveau driver and everything is running fine. I recently installed KDE ...
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Do I need to wipe and reinstall after possible hacker attack [duplicate]

Yesterday I noticed that the xterm title I use changed suddenly to something strange. So I suspect that someone hacked my Linux laptop (I'm using Arch). I changed the WiFi parameters (pass, essid) and ...
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How to enable Fn keys on Samsung 900X in Arch Linux?

The only one which works is Fn+F5 (toggle touchpad), presumably because xf86-input-synaptics is installed. Fn+F1 prints a literal plus/minus sign ("±"). Installing samsung-tools and rebooting did not ...
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Trying to record a screencast using ffmpeg but my mouse pointer is invisible

I'm trying to record a screencast using ffmpeg but my mouse pointer is invisible. What am I doing wrong? This is the command: ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -f x11grab -r 30 -s 1024x768 -i :0.0 ...
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How can I automatically update my monitor layout in XFCE?

I have a laptop that's normally docked to a large monitor. When docked, I want to use the large monitor as the primary display, with the laptop screen as a secondary display off to the right. When ...
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Why doesn't my screen lock in XFCE?

I'm trying out XFCE on Arch Linux, and for some reason the Lock Screen option in the session menu doesn't do anything. Neither does running xflock4 at the command line (it exits 0 with no output). ...
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Boot fails after reinstall GRUB

I unfortunately had to install Windows 8.1 in my computer and after doing so, I tried to reinstall GRUB following the next steps: Booted with the Live CD Mounted my system partition: mount ...
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Is there way to stop random software packages from remotely transferring your files?

I am running a bitcoin client on my archlinux computer. If somebody can get ahold of the wallet.dat file, located in the ~/.bitcoin/ directory they can steal my coins. I have minimal software ...
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Does software installed in one distribution of linux run in another distribution of linux?

Suppose, I create seperate partition for "/usr" directory. This is the directory which contains all user programs. If I switch from one OS to other(for eg. From Ubuntu to Arch Linux or vice versa), ...
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How do I create a Linux Distro? [duplicate]

How do I make a Linux distro based off of my favorite Linux Distro? I am aware of Linux From Scratch, but there seems like there's so much involved just to create a distro based off of something ...
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On Arch, how can you set a WM to start on boot?

How would you go about getting X and a window manger to load on boot, and present a fancy-ish login screen like you would in other distros? I want to use something new to me like dwm or bspwm, but I ...
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Frequent connection aborts with arch-linux

I have an arch-linux system which I use as a server. I try to connect with ssh and samba from different Windows 7 machines. However, I get frequent connection aborts. ssh (e.g. putty or kitty) says ...
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My own Arch Linux based distribution [closed]

Well, i'm looking for some book, or wiki, that help me to create my own based distribution, I really don't know where to start, only thing that I know is: I want to make a Arch Linux distribution, not ...
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How to set light colors instead of bold in PS (shell prompt)

I have an Archlinux installed on headless RaspberryPi. I'm using SSH to connect to it. I've added some colors to bash with editing sudo nano /home/pi/.bashrc and adding: ...
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How to recognize harmful AUR packages

How do I recognize if a package which is installed via yaourt on arch linux could be harmful to my pc? I read in the wiki that I should check every installation I make with yourt. But what exactly do ...
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how to install arch linux on 32 bit system

I would like to install arch Linux on my netbook, which is not 64 bit compatible. I searched through the downloads on the arch Linux download page and everything there pertains to 64 bit ...
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Where is the function given by “which prompt” defined?

I am used to using "which stuff" do find the file that will be called when I use "stuff". I was quite surprised to see "which prompt" respond with prompt () { local prompt_opts ...
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trigger udev rules from systemd

I have one of those hdds, that have a very aggressive power management. To prevent load cycles from rising in to critical numbers I wrote an udev rule: SUBSYSTEM=="block", SUBSYSTEMS=="scsi", ...
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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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How do I power down on reboot?

I am programming for a Linux ARM device and have some situations where I need to reboot the device after a user prompt. Whenever I run reboot -f or shutdown -r now though, the system starts up with a ...
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Permission issues when doing system backup using rsync [duplicate]

I'm trying to backup my linux system (arch linux on a laptop) to a remote computer on the same network using ssh (or NFS). I use rsync extensively to backup my /home directory to the remote computer ...
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Blank screen after logging out of XFCE

I have a fresh install of Arch Linux with a few packages, including XFCE. I started XFCE using startxfce4, then used XFCE to Log Out. But now all I have is a blank screen. How can I get my prompt ...
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A process, run as root, when performing mount, is mounting for `self`, how to make the mount global?

I'm mounting a share from within process'es context. That, ultimately, mounts the object on a per-process namespace basis, rendering it invisible for the rest of the system. The problem is partially ...
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Multiple environments - Awesome and Gnome

I'm trying to install multiple environments on my Arch Linux system, and since I've never done it before, there are some stupid questions that I must now the answer. If I install Gnome and Awesome ...
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Arch Linux gets stuck on boot

I followed the Arch Linux Beginners' Guide up to the section Unmount the partitions and reboot. After rebooting (I use grub as bootloader) without the quiet parameter, I get the following output: ...