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Double-Ended USB Unrecognized Alfa AWUS036NHR

I have a wonderful little wireless adapter that works perfectly well on Windows, but drops the connection regularly in Arch. As far as I can tell, it's not getting enough power to function properly. ...
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Can you run a linux system properly without internet connection?

I am have come across my old computer in my attic. It is a very old windows 98 HP computer. I can give more specs if needed. I was wondering if I could install Damn Small Linux on a flash drive and ...
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Arch GRUB asking for /run/lvm/lvmetad.socket on a non lvm disk

I am running this script based on the ArchWiki setup procedure. It fails on the GRUB configuration step I am using the archlinux-2013.12.01-dual.iso inside VMware Player with 1 GB ram, sda is 810 MB....
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Skype notifications with dual monitors

I went and installed Arch Linux with XFCE4 and it all went fine until I installed Skype. It went to the tray etc but I had 2 problems really. Once I right clicked the icon on the tray, half of the ...
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Plymouth splash not working and causing VT problems

Since I tried installing Plymouth (boot splash), I'm facing two problems : It's not working My Virtual Terminals (tt1 - 6) aren't working anymore Here what I did : Added plymouth hook (after ...
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Recognise extra keyboard keys: Steelseries Apex

I've got a new keyboard (Steelseries Apex). It has extra key, but I can't get linux to detect it. I tried xev, getscancodes, showkey --scancodes and dmesg! Any of those command give me error or code ...
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Arch Linux starting Wireless connection shuts down wired connection

When Im starting the wireless connection via SSH, as soon as th dhcp starts the connection(wired) to the computer stops working and the computer is only available on Wifi. Is that normal. Im using ...
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Graphic glitches with Llano APU in gnome 3 (Arch)

I recently installed Arch Linux on my Mini-ITX machine using the recommended xf86-video-ati driver for the AMD Llano-APU. XFCE works -- with compositing -- perfectly fine, but Gnome 3 shows a lot of ...
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Can't connect to WLAN with netctl

I can't connect to a WiFi network. I tried various methods such as wpa_supplicant and wicd. At the moment I'm trying netctl. When I enter the command: systemctl --type=service I see the following ...
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Export content of screen daemon to file

I'd like to export the content of a detached screen under linux. I tried those command: screen -x 2>&1 > temp screen -x > temp 2>&1 screen -x > temp But it's not working, It ...
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Where are all the posibilities of storing a log file

I'm writing a program, and would like it to store a log file. Problem is, the program really shouldn't be ran as root. So if I wanted to uphold to the traditions of where files are placed, where ...
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VSFTP local user works, but PAM users Permission Denied

I am attempting to configure vsftp to use PAM to authenticate virtual users on my Arch server. It seems so straight forward, I must be missing something simple. Configuration local user virtualftp ...
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How can my HDD swap without a swap partition?

I have no swap partition on my disk because I prefer having the OOM reaper kill anything it wants quickly rather than having to wait 10 minutes for my swap partition to get filled + 5 other minutes to ...
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NetworkManager (applet) - After click on network no window or error

I have a problem with NetworkManger, or to be specific with the nm-applet. When I choose the WiFi network I want to connect to nothing happens. The terminal window I opened nm-applet shows some ...
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Cross-Distro Compatibility- What's stopping it?

For example, why can't I run Ubuntu programs on Fedora or Arch, and vice versa? And on the same note, why can't I use apt-get in Fedora or pacman in LFS? And what about .deb and .rpm files? Could ...
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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 what'...
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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 20:...
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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 /dev/...
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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 that'...