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Why are there no -dev packages in Arch Linux?

I understand that source based distributions like Gentoo or Slackware do not need *-dev versions of programs. They include the source code as well as header files for compiling everything locally. ...
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G722 in gstreamer is not available or its need to be activated? How do i do that?

Gstreamer how to use G.722 enc and dec? Is this not available or missing in there implementation? $ gst-inspect | grep ffmpeg ffmpeg: ffaudioresample: FFMPEG Audio resampling element ffmpeg: ...
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nm-applet not showing until NetworkManager restart in GNOME 3

I have recently installed Arch Linux and GNOME 3 on my new laptop and have a problem whereby nm-applet is not showing in gnome-panel, unless I manually restart the NetworkManager daemon.
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i3 and XFCE: how to get rid of the Desktop container, float windows and shutdown the machine?

I'm using the i3 Window Manager, and am quite happy so far, but I have a few issues. Using XFCE, my "Desktop" is seen as a separate container (window). That means that when I open a new program in ...
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pulseaudio suddenly stopped working?

I am using arch linux and i was using pulseaudio suddenly today pulseaudio stopped working and no sound is coming in both my speaker and headphone. I can see pulseaudio is running properly and I am ...
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Is there any X windows system, which is HTML, CSS, Javascript? Such as Web Browser?

For dacades X windows system is either BASH, C or etc. But is there any X windows system or any wrapper which can interpret HTML, CSS, Javascript to general Windows system? I would like to build ...
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System menu and desktop right click dont appear in Gnome3

I run Arch Linux with Gnome3. I need to escape from the "routine" and change to Gnome for some weeks or even months. When I open it I can't see the system menu (which is supposed to be right of ...
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ICMP destination unreachable

I am working on an Arch Linux machine with an ethernet interface eth1. I have created the interface eth1:0 using ifconfig and given it a dummy hardware address (00:01:02:03:04:05). When I send a UDP ...
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Toshiba Drive Sleeping - SDPARM

My toshiba 1tb external keeps going to sleep and I can't seem to locate anything that resembles a standby parameter. Does anyone know a way to get this drive to quit sleeping? Here is the output of ...
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Mounting USB drive that is not recognized

Using Arch Linux / XFCE, I frequently have problems with USB drives that are not properly mounted. Sometimes they automatically show up in Thunar and I can mount them with one click. However, at other ...
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Have Thunar remember file ordering for folders

I often attach files when on the web (using Chrome/Firefox), or when using email (Thunderbird). I need to navigate to a specific folder, and there I often need one of the most recent files. However, ...
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Battery monitor for LXDE in Arch Linux

I have Arch Linux plus LXDE installed in my laptop. I want to know the status of the battery level. I tried to install batterymon, but got too many errors that I couldn't decipher. Is there any ...
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How to make front audio jack work again after waking up from suspend?

Sometimes, after I wake up from suspend (using pm-suspend), the front audio jack stops working (no sound) after I wake up my laptop. Only after a full reboot I get it to work again. My laptop is an ...
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Open GNOME session remotely through SSH

I have a laptop connected wirelessly to my home network. I'm planning on installing a CentOS server on my network, used for a web server, a file server, and experimentation. I want to access it from ...
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How do I know if my microphone is mute or unmute when I have more than one microphone?

How do I find out if my microphone is muted or unmuted, when I have more than one microphone such as Motherboard, USB and HDMI? 1) I can't find it with this: $ cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [PCH ...
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I want to use a bluetooth keyboard during initram

I use encryption on my hard drive. To boot I need to type a password during initram to decrypt the root partition. I'm running Archlinux on a tablet PC without physical keyboard (only Bluetooth). For ...
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What does Arch Linux offer?

I use Macs, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and Fedora for different purposes. I'm fairly busy and trying out a new distro takes a lot of time, but I hear lots of good things about Arch Linux from people I ...
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Problem at boot-time: “Loading user-defined modules [FAIL]”

After I updated my Kernel to version 3.0, i always get this line when my Arch-Linux system is booting up: Loading User-specified Modules [BUSY] [FAIL] I have no idea what could cause this to ...
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Submitting bug reports for Arch Linux

I come from Ubuntu and when things crashed I could collect the relevant information and submit a bug report. Is there an easy or preferred way to do this in Arch Linux after an application crashes?
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Arch Linux makepkg for AUR now always fails on finding dependencies

When trying to install something from AUR like I have done successful before with no issues, it now always fails. [seth@archbang google-talkplugin-amd64]$ makepkg -si ==> Making package: ...
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Gtk theme won't apply in Fluxbox

I installed my Arch Linux with Gnome 3 and Fluxbox on top of it, and I use Fluxbox as the default, but I have this weird problem that I can't manage to fix. I set my theme for Fluxbox and that is ...
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Arch Linux 64bit Android ADB?

I am trying to use the Android SDK on Arch Linux 64bit but when I try to run ADB from the correct dirrectory it says the file does not exist, but it is there. On Ubuntu when you have this problem you ...
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Gnome 3 notification not working after switching back from XFCE 4

I'm using Archlinux. I've recently switched back from XFCE 4 to Gnome 3. So i reinstalled notification-daemon (since there was a conflict between it and XFCE 4 notification daemon) pacman -S ...
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Arch Linux cannot boot

I have a WD My Passport USB 3.0 500 GB HDD I have successfully installed various OSes like Ubuntu, Pinguy, Mint etc. but so far I'm unsuccesfull in installing Arch Linux. I used the net install CD ...
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Arch Linux PowerPC installation guide for absolute beginners

I was wondering if there was an Arch Linux installation guide for absolute beginners for PowerPC. I've been using the one on the website, and I receive errors such as "the Linux kernel package could ...
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`Pacman` rollback or fixing a disappeared KDE taskbar?

I upgraded my ArchLinux installation yesterday and one of the packages affected was KDE. After restarting, the taskbar has disappeared and I have found no way to make it reappear. Is there a mirror ...
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Where does my web server serve files from?

I want to put files on my Arch Linux file server so that others can download them via HTTP. Where under /var should they be placed?
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Arch Linux doesn't connect to a wireless network

I'm using Arch Linux on a Thinkpad machine. Everything was satisfactory but today I restarted my router and the machine doesn't connect. The router is fine (another machine and a cell phone connect to ...
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ubuntu like lightdm in arch linux

I have just installed archlinux on a virtual machine and I managed to install lightdm by following the instructions given in https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LightDM ...
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How to install VGA2USB in ArchLinux?

How do I install VGA2USB in Arch Linux? I downloaded the driver vga2usb-3.26.0.27-ubuntu-3.0.0-12-server_X86_64.tbz I tried with latest kernel did not worked failed with same issue, now showing with ...
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How can I upgrade a package recursively in Arch Linux?

Is there any equivalent to FreeBSD's portupgrade -R in Arch Linux? From man portupgrade: -R --upward-recursive Act on all those packages required by the given ...
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How to set IP adress automatically in Arch Linux?

I am using latest Arch Linux. But whenever I start my PC, it sometimes gets an IP address but most of the time, it gives me stress. I am getting very confused, how can I make sure it is really setting ...
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Error updating all ArchLinux packages with -Syu

I am on Arch Linux with Kde. I haven't updated the packages in a while and I'm having a problem while trying to do so: The first thing I tried was: sudo pacman -Syu as the documentation says, and I ...
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Simulate Windows Media Player media sharing

My new TV can play media that's being shared by windows computers over the local network. Unfortunately, It only sees media that's being shared by Windows Media Player (not standard file sharing), and ...
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Fix Fn-keys for keyboard illumination

I've tried following the Ubuntu hotkeys/media keys troubleshooting guide and /usr/share/doc/udev/README.keymap.txt.gz to make the Fn keys work. After copying the map file and modifying ...
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How to fix character encoding in bash (arch linux)

I have some issues with the encoding of german umlauts in bash. It mostly is working fine, but when i am typing a invalid command, the error message generated by bash contains strange escape sequences ...
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How to create an ad-hoc connection?

I need to make an adhoc connection on Archlinux (netbook used as a wifi repeater), I was using this tutorial to do it on Ubuntu : At the terminal install execute sudo apt-get install dnsmasq-base ...
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What is the best method to get GNOME 2 in Arch Linux?

I love Arch Linux, and I love Gnome 2, but it's no longer available, since now Gnome 3 is the default version. I've seen MATE, which is a Gnome 2 Fork, and I've also seen that you can "rollback" your ...
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How can I “cache” a variable in Bash?

I have a bash script which is run every 10m by cron. The script performs an expensive calculation for some value (say variable x=value). I need to "cache" this value for 2-3 hours. What are possible ...
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Convert .bdf/.pcf font to .psf(u) for using as consolefont?

I am using Arch Linux. Is it possible to convert a BDF or PCF font to a PSF font for use in console/CONSOLEFONT in rc.conf? I haven't found anything that can do it,except bdf2psf which I got the ...
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How can I test whether connection to the given host/port is established in Bash?

Currently I'm using netstat for this: if netstat -an | grep ESTABLISHED | grep $address:$port > /dev/null; then # command fi Is there a more elegant solution?
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how to export zh_CN.utf8 in Arch liveCD environment?

After i typed locale -a it showed only c, en_US.utf8, POSIX, then how to export zh_CN.utf8? Cause I've to use a software, which uses zh_CN, to connect the Internet during installation progress... Any ...
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Is ArchBang just Arch Linux + Openbox?

I'm a Arch + KDE guy. I need to reinstall frequently, and I don't like that when I do pacman -S kde I have to wait like two hours (slow Internet) without using the PC. So I'm looking for an Arch ...
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Dropbox doesn't connect properly on boot

I'm having a problem with Dropbox (version 1.1.35). When I first boot it takes some time before Network Manager connects to the WLAN. Then I see the Dropbox icon in the task list, claiming to be ...
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Can I get full video capabilities in Arch Linux guest on Virtual Box?

I'm trying out arch linux on my win7 host on a VB and I have it installed just fine, the problem is that when I try to use gnome-shell it goes back to fallback mode because it detects that my video ...
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Gnome3 defaults to fallback

I'm new to Arch Linux and I've installed Gnome3. When I start it, it just offered me a fallback mode, that's not bad, I mean I've been using it for several days. But I'd like to try the standard mode ...
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What linux kernel is arch linux using? [closed]

What is the version of the linux kernel that arch linux is using? Is it 3.0 or lower or higher? I couldn't find the info anywhere, I'm hoping someone else knows.
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Got a black screen while booting archlinux installation program

While booting the installation program (via USB), the screen goes black, it looks just like the screen has been switched off. The laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad z475 and, as per the "Beginners' Guide", ...
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KDE4 does not finish loading

I've installed and configured xorg on arch (using these instructions) and kdebase. I've added dbus and kdm to daemons. After the login with kdm, but before finishing loading the deskop all stops and i ...
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Install php_http on Arch Linux

First I installed the curl extension for PHP: $ sudo pacman -S php-curl and $ grep curl /etc/php/php.ini extension=curl.so Then I installed the PHP PEAR $ sudo pacman -S php-pear Having now ...