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Suspending laptop fails ~50% of the time

Running ArchLinux and GNOME 3 on a Thinkpad X220. When I suspend my laptop it goes into sleep mode and the LED ring around the power button fades in and out. When a suspend fails, the LED ring and ...
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Run a program at startup after starting display services [duplicate]

I have written a script that uses the import command. I want to start it when user logins. I put path of the script in /etc/profile but because it starts before starting gnome I get errors and can't ...
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How to bind USB device under a static name?

I have an arduino which sometimes gets bound to /dev/ttyUSB0 and other times to /dev/ttyUSB1 making my script fail. I do not want to enumerate all the possibilities of where my device could be, but I ...
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Can't connect to my wireless network though GNOME

I am a complete Linux beginner and I managed to install Archlinux today. But I have no access to my wifi for some reason. I get internet access in my terminal with wifi-menu but gnome tells me that ...
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how to patch PKGBUILD to lib32

I installed Poco library on my Arch64 system using AUR. Sources were downloaded, compiled and the package succesfully installed. But now I need to patch the PKGBUILD so that I can compile 32-bit ...
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NetworkManager issues in Arch Linux

Have had WiFi working fine via wifi-menu on command line for a while, but would much prefer the gnome icon, so i switched to NetworkManager, and now nothing will connect. I enabled my dhcp daemon in ...
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networkmanager with gnome 3.6.2 in Arch Linux

Every networkmanager I've tried is "incompatible with this version" in gnome's settings panel. I can still connect from command line fine, but that's just kind of a pain. Solutions I have tried: ...
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No core-dumps after recent upgrades: How to analyze it?

When I execute a program that I work on, it fails with the following message: ... Aborted (core dumped) However, no core dump is created. Core dumps were written previously, and I don't remember ...
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view history of opened programs Manjaro Linux

Is there a way to view a log, or history of all programs opened in Manjaro Linux?
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mpd: no audio output with PulseAudio, no mixing with ALSA

I am trying to use mpd with PulseAudio output. Thus I wrote the following in /etc/mpd.conf: music_directory "/mnt/dados/Musicas" playlist_directory "~/.mpd/playlists" db_file "~/.mpd/mpd.db" log_file ...
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Mounting USB drive on 3G dongle

I've got an Huawei HiLink E303 USB G3-internet dongle that I'd like to use to connect to the internet. I'm using Arch Linux. According to this page, the Linux drivers are actually on the device and ...
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How do I set up an encrypted swap file in Linux?

How do I set up an encrypted swap file (not partition) in Linux? Is it even possible? All the guides I've found talk about encrypted swap partitions, but I don't have a swap partition, and I'd ...
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Booting native Arch Linux on an Android device

I have a Galaxy Note 10.1 (n8010) and I want to make it boot Arch Linux natively. I mean boot Arch Linux instead of android. All that I need is to alter the initramfs, which I can't find anywhere in ...
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Run script when file is created [duplicate]

How do I run a script when a file is created in a certain directory? I am using an IDE to write a program which is run on a different computer. Every time the program is compiled it is copied onto ...
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Arch Linux - installation with old iso image

Are there any issues when installing Arch Linux with an old ISO image? Generally all packages are downloaded from mirrors during installation, but I want to be sure.
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see actual partitions usage

I have recently learned that ext3 (or some other filesystems) reserve some space of a drive by default for previliged processes. One can change this by doing the following: # tune2fs -m 4 /dev/sdXY ...
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Do I need X11 to install other desktop environments?

I just installed Arch Linux (Latest stable ISO from website) and I need to know whether or not I can just go straight to GNOME/KDE/LXDE, etc. without installing X11 first.
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Can't use su or sudo on Arch Linux

Sudo returns this error: sudo: effective uid is not 0, is sudo installed setuid root? And su - returns this: su: Authentication failure The user I'm using is a member of the following groups: ...
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What package could “linux-headers-3.7.5-1-ARCH” mean?

I'm debugging a closed-source software installer that seems to have some pre-conceived notions about my distribution. The installation aborts after not finding apt-get. The command it attempts to run ...
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Restore default completion

I use compgen when $COMP_WORD equals 1, now I want to restore default completion when otherwise, Right now I have, _rr() { case $COMP_CWORD in 1) COMPREPLY=($(compgen -W "A ...
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Can't upgrade “filesystem” package in Arch

I was unable to upgrade filesystem to latest version, /lib and /lib64 exists. And I can't just remove the link, otherwise all binaries would fail to run, Any thought? # pacman -S filesystem :: ...
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Why does eth0 only go up sometimes on boot?

I just installed Arch with Archboot. On boot, there's about 50% change of eth0 to go up. If it doesn't I'll have to reboot. What could cause this? If it goes up, dmesg contains: [ 7.9...] IPv6: ...
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“error setting up gummiboot-efi” on Archboot UEFI install

I recently purchased an Aspire XC600, but am having trouble installing Arch. I haven't installed on UEFI before. I want Arch as the only OS on the disk. I wrote the Archboot x86_64 image to a USB ...
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Start X after automatic login

I have a working automatic login to a virtual console after boot. Now I want the X server to start automatically, instead of typing startx. This worked before, but after switching to systemd, X would ...
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Mounting from dolphin vs commandline

I have been wondering how this is possible (i.e. how this works internally). When you want to mount a directory you have to be root. sudo mount /dev/something /mnt/somedir I know you can get around ...
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No shutdown or reboot option in KDE4's menu

I obviously have the privilege to shutdown through dbus, cuz it works in XFCE4, but in KDE4, I only have an option to logout. Any thoughts? I start kde4 with dbus-launch --exit-with-session startkde ...
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How to copy the output of pacman-color into a file and to display the output with the colors in the terminal

Originally I used pacman, not pacman-color and I copied the output into a file and I displayed the output in the terminal with the following command : pacman -Syu | tee file.log Unfortunately, it ...
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How to write a systemd .service file running systemd-tmpfiles

I need to run systemd-tmpfiles --create during the boot process with a systemd distro. So I need to create a systemd .service file doing this job. In this question you can read all the details about ...
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How does systemd-tmpfiles work?

I'm trying to change the value of /sys/bus/usb/devices/4-3/power/wakeup at every boot (4-3 according to my lsusb, it's the keyboard ID). The default value is: # cat ...
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Change where mlocate stores the database?

Looks like it's not configurable through /etc/updatedb.conf, and not mentioned in its manual as well. So can I change that?
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Install Arch(Bang) - Create Usb - Uefi

I am pretty new to Linux and want to install ArchBang-Linux, but I fail at creating a bootable USB-Stick. Can someone explain this procedure to me in a little more detail? ...
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I messed up my system clock in Arch Linux

I installed Arch a couple of days ago. Just realized the date/time were off by a day and one hour. I changed it using timedatectl set-time. Then used hwclock --systohc to set the hardware clock. ...
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Why do I get this 'Erase is backspace' message after I do a reset in xterm?

So when I do a reset in xterm I get something like this: Erase is backspace. [omarg@computer]: I've already checked my .bashrc and .Xdefaults files but it doesn't seem like that message is being ...
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Rhythmbox can't find music on my Android device

Rhythmbox on my Arch Linux shows my smartphone on the devices list, but it's unable to find any music on it. I installed mtp and mtpfs and also enabled the mtp plugin in Rhythmbox. I also added a ...
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How to modify dock bar in XFCE4?

I'm setting Arch Linux and I'd like to modify the standard dock bar, which is the file that I should edit? EDIT: like this I don't want to use docky
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Add USB space in conky

I'm setting conky and I'd like to add the usb space, I use: $font${color DimGray}/ $alignc ${fs_used /} / ${fs_size /} $alignr ${fs_free_perc /}% ${fs_bar /} for the full hdd, what should I write ...
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How does CPU frequency work in conky?

I'm setting up conky and I would like to add the CPU frequency, but if I put ${freq_g cpu0} Ghz I get 1.2Ghz. Why is that? My CPU is 2.8Ghz.
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Arch linux booting into rescue shell by default

I just installed Arch in my PC alongside windows 7 but for some reason it boots directly into the rescue shell, this is how it looks It doesn't show any errors though, and if I press Ctrl+D it just ...
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How cpu works in conky

I' m trying to setup conky and I saw that I can use from cpu0 to cpu4 CPU0 ${cpu cpu0}% ${cpubar cpu0} CPU1 ${cpu cpu1}% ${cpubar cpu1} CPU2 ${cpu cpu2}% ${cpubar cpu2} CPU3 ${cpu cpu3}% ${cpubar ...
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Fonts bug in terminal (Arch)

I' ve installed droid fonts, after that in terminal I see the word not well, someone is on another As you can see the problems are especially with 'm' and 'w' What's the problem?
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Wallpapers' s folder in XFCE4

I've just installed XFCE4 on Arch Linux, now I'd like to add an image in the wallpaper folder, someone know the full path. I'm searching, but I haven't found yet.
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Wi-fi connection failing on Arch Linux

I' ve just installed Arch Linux on my computer, I have some problems: If I write # iwconfig The result is -bash: iwconfig: command not found the same is with ifconfig instead if I try with # ...
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Where to put scripts that run when computer is resumed?

I need to lock the screen when my computer is waken up from memory suspend, So I tried to put the following script to /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d and /etc/pm/sleep.d, but it never got executed, ...
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useradd fails on archlinux

testing out archlinux in a vm by following a tutorial on youtube.. all is fine up until the point where i reboot, boot with the hard disk and enter root at the login screen. i am trying to add a new ...
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How to install b43-firmware on arch without internet access?

I currently don't have wire internet access in the PC I'm trying to install arch to, but my other PC (win7) can access the internet just fine. I tried downloading the b43 package from the AUR and copy ...
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How to recreate a package file from installed package?

I used yaourt to successfully build and install an AUR package, unfortunately missing the fact that in its default configuration the built package is removed after installation. Since the build took ...
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How to see which pacman updates are major?

I like to keep track of what's on my system and what is getting updated. However, there's a lot of tiny updates, e.g. gedit 3.6.2-1 to 3.6.2-2 that I don't want to think too much about. Is there a ...
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Having Latest Versions of all Apps in Ubuntu 12.10

As we all know that Arch Linux repository is updated with all the latest releases of all the softwares. But in Ubuntu, The repo is not updated that often resulting in user using the older versions of ...
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Best way to download dropbox folders to raspberry Pi

I'm trying to sync some folders to raspberry Pi. For now, I have a script that gets the dropbox folders using curl that runs every so often using cron (once every hour for most of the folders). I'm ...
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How to add another OS entry in Wubi grub

I am trying to install another linux distro besides ubuntu. However, I want to retain my existing windows based loader. Currently, as per my knowledge, MsDos loads grub which then loads Ubuntu (with ...