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Arch Linux GRUB install: “EFI variables are not supported on this system”

I am attempting to install Arch linux to a new (and very crappy) HP Pavillion 15 Notebook. This is a UEFI-based machine. After several swings at it, I have managed to get pretty far. Legacy mode is ...
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How to use nemo actions to mount an iso file?

I read these articles: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nemo https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mounting_images_as_user and try use Nemo Actions to mount iso files but nothing happened ...
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How to install software from Arch boot disk to existing Arch system?

I've got an existing Arch Linux installation. After booting from the installation media, is there some way to install software either from the installation media or using the network I've set up using ...
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How to connect to Wi-Fi network in Arch Linux?

tl;dr After reading the Arch wiki articles on installation, wireless setup and WPA supplicant, trying the suggestions below and a host of forum threads, I'm unable to get either of the following cards ...
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Arch DVD colours

On my Arch machine, I wanted to play the DVD Skyfall. It opened with VLC, and everything worked, except that everything was a bit greenish. Why is that happening? Dragon player isn't better either. ...
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udev Unable to Rename Network Device: Device or Resource Busy

I'm trying to use udev rules in order to give my network interfaces static, consistent names. However, it seems like there is some race condition happening preventing these rules from consistently ...
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How to let pacman notice the ruby installed by rbenv?

I use rbenv to manage ruby versions. I want to install gvim on my ArchLinux and one of it's dependency is ruby. I'm already use rbenv to install the version 2.0.0-p247 of ruby as root ...
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ArchLinux how to setup English Language with german keyboardlayout

Can anyone explain me how to setup up ArchLinux to be completely in English except for the KeyboardLayout? (it should be de-latin1-nodeadkeys)
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How can I access menu bar items alike hud (unity)?

Currently I have archlinux installed, but I used Ubuntu in the past. What I really miss from ubuntu is the HUD from unity which allows hotkey searching for top menu bar items from the current ...
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I deleted my user directory, but I'm not sure how

I just installed a second hard drive. Previously my partition scheme was /dev/sda1 contained the boot files, and /dev/sda2 contained everything else. Now /dev/sda is the new hard drive, and /dev/sdb ...
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TeamViewer8 infinite loop on startup, never shows up

Using latest stuff from the ArchLinux repositories and got the following packages installed: dotnet2 ntlm_auth (installed from samba) winetricks smbclient This is what it throws on console and ...
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System heating up since recent installations

Recently, after some operations on my machine, its temperature began to raise. Let's begin with some information. Machine caracteristics Sony VAIO SVE1511C5E laptop Intel Core i7 8Go RAM AMD Radeon ...
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NetworkManager connection sharing doesn't seem to NAT packets

After setting up network sharing the easy way on the Ubuntu machine, and getting an IP address via DHCP on the Arch Linux machine downstream, the Arch machine is able to ssh to the Ubuntu machine and ...
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How do I connect a 3G dongle using systemd?

At startup, usb-modeswitch automatically switches the dongle to modem mode and the device shows itself as 12d1:1506. After this, a script should run, connecting to the Internet. I am not sure about ...
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How to sign into an open Wireless Network?

I'm running Arch Linux on my netbook. My school have an open Access Point and we must sign into the network via a page which we are redirected to when we try to open whatever website if we are not ...
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Arch Linux Live USB no longer booting UEFI

My Lenovo laptop is running Arch Linux with a UEFI GPT partition table. One day I powered up my laptop, but couldn't get passed the Lenovo boot screen. I used a USB stick to boot up and reinstall Arch....
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How to get volume level from the command line?

I have a text status bar on a tiling window manager and I am using tcl to feed information to it. At the moment I need a command line that output the volume level 0% to 100%. I am using Arch Linux.
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Subversion (svn) doesn't store passwords in gnome-keyring

I fight with svn since 2 hours to store my password inside the gnome keyring, but nothing worked. I'm on a fresh installed archlinux system with the following packages installed: acl 2.2.52-1 alsa-...
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Some keys keep getting randomnly ignored when typing on my laptop keyboard

Currently, I have Arch Linux 64-bit installed on the Razer Blade Pro laptop. The only problem I have is that some keystrokes get randomly ignored when typing at normal-fast speed (above 5 keys/sec ...
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Notifications and notification daemon not working on window manager

Notifications doesn't work on Linux standalone window managers (Openbox, Awesome WM and alike). I tried to install notification-daemon and dunst, but sending with notify-send "something" does not make ...
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How to disable USB autosuspend in Manjaro Linux?

How can I disable USB autosuspend in Manjaro Linux?
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Tomoyo Linux: Have a private folder, that can't be read by default

Is it possible to specify folders, eg: /home/$user/private that can not be listed, read or written to by any application in the default profile 0, but only with programs where I specify this as rule?...
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Skype - not using GTK+

I am on a x64 Archlinux running openbox DE and have been strugling for some time now to configure Skype to use my GTK+ theme which i set to Oxygen. I have tried following this wiki as well as this ...
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Using archlinux on vmware error 8000

I have been playing around with Linux a bit and I wanted to try using Arch Linux so I downlaoded the .iso and I set up vmware player saying that it was another Linux 2.6x kernel. As soon as I launched ...
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Can't reboot with systemctl

I'm running openbox, and I'm trying to reboot with systemctl, but I got the following error message: %> systemctl reboot Failed to issue method call: Unix process subject does not have uid set ...
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What software do all linux distributions have in common?

A little context: I recently installed Arch Linux on a chromebook through a bizarre hack in which I used an install script to install Ubuntu and then overwrote the Ubuntu rootfs with an Arch rootfs. ...
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Courier-MTA not listening, how to increase debugging information?

i Follow tutorial from https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Courier_MTA based on systemctl status command, the server is working fine # systemctl status courier courier.service - Courier Daemon ...
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What's the right way to shutdown Arch Linux through dbus interface?

I'm running openbox with Arch Linux, and looks like the old console kit interface has been long gone, %> dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit /org/freedesktop/...
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Recovering files using extundelete

I've accidentally deleted some files in my package managers's cache after an update (so I've deleted all packages that were downloade and unforunately they weren't even installed). Here's what I've ...
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Powersave governor as default Arch

I try to change governor from "ondemand" to "powersave" like wiki says ( https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CPU_Frequency_Scaling#Scaling_governors ), but everyway I want to change it, Arch always ...
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Arch Linux on Virtualbox Internet Connection Issue on VirtualBox

I have successfully installed Arch Linux on VirtualBox but the internet is not working in it. There was no issue with the internet connection during the installation but when I boot from the virtual ...
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Arch CPU temperature much higher than on Debian [closed]

I switched to Arch Linux from Debian/Crunchbang and noticed much higher temperature. It's almost the same configuration: openbox, etc and Arch runs with 57-70 °C but Debian works with 43°C - 50°C I ...
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Cloning USB drive in VMware with partclone

I created a virtual machine in VMware as follows: SCSI HDD 1 GB (Main for short) SCSI HDD 0.8 GB (UClone for short) SCSI HDD 4 GB as a physically plugged UFD (Uphys for short) Arch Linux ISO as ...
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Firefox on Arch Linux always asks about download destination

I, actualy, don't know where to ask this, but this can be related to Linux. Firefox on Arch Linux always asks about download destination, even if there's a default download destination folder set up ...
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Weird graphics after fresh arch install on virtual box

I just installed arch on virtualbox to test it out but for some reason it's not displaying correctly ( here's how it looks: http://imgur.com/avbpxHE ) I'm using virtualbox version 4.2.16 Basically I ...
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Boot Log for Arch Linux

My Arch install throws up a red error when booting but I can't see what it says because it flies by so quickly during loading. Where is the boot log? Would it be somewhere in /var/log? or maybe in /...
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Where does xfce4 hold its application references?

I just started up an application that created an shortcut icon in the applications menu of xfce4. However, I moved the entire application to /opt (This is a good place to put non native package ...
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How to easily build your own Linux Distro? [duplicate]

I wanted to have a go at creating my very own Linux Distribution. Could you suggest some nice and easy-to-follow tutorials (preferably text based and not videos). I have heard something about Arch ...
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Connection error for linux webcam driver for matlab

This might seem like a duplicate post, well yes it is, but I have a different problem compared with the duplicate version of it. My value for imaqhwinfo gives me: InstalledAdaptors: {'dcam' '...
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Arch install Compiz

I'm new to arch, and want to install Xfce with Compiz. I saw on tutorials what packages to install , but when I try to install them with pacman -S compiz-..., I only get things like: error: target not ...
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Booting from install disk, no USB keyboard

I'm trying to install Arch Linux on a new system with a Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI board. Although I can use the USB keyboard (and mouse) in the BIOS, the keyboard doesn't seem to work at all once I boot ...
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Dual Boot Linux and Windows 7 with GRUB

My Vaio already has Windows 7 and I want to dual boot it with Linux. I was advised to use GRUB (non-legacy). I already created an extended partition aimed at Arch Linux. I am going to install Arch ...
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How to force vesa to 1280x1024 resolution

I'm using Manjaro (ArchLinux) using vesa driver, since fglrx beta crashes a lot, and radeon and fglrx stable does not support my graphic card. I want to force my monitor resolution to the maximum (...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Arch Linux

I have a Vaio notebook with Windows 7 64 bit. I want to dual boot it with Arch Linux. I have three primary partitions: Recovery, System reserved (Active and Boot) and the Windows C: drive. I have ...
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How to set up network for Ekiga on Arch Linux?

I've got two machines with identical Ekiga versions and settings (including accounts), both behind the same router. Both have contacts referencing myself and the standard call back test. Machine A: ...
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Laptop running ~30° hotter than normal; CPU/Load is reportedly normal. What could cause this and how can I diagnose it?

I'm running the latest Arch Linux on my ThinkPad t420 laptop, and am having an intermittent heat problem where my temp will rise from the typical ~45°C to ~75-90°C, and stay there until I reboot. I'...
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How to preserve the logind session in Arch Linux?

I got audio working in Arch Linux without problems yesterday, but at some point it stopped working again: $ alsamixer cannot open mixer: No such file or directory $ vlc foo.mp4 ... [0x7f1388006be8] ...
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Debian - Boot from USB

I currently have Debian 7.0 installed on my laptop (HP Pavilion dv9700). I would now like to install Arch instead. I wrote the Arch ISO to a USB drive, but when I start up my computer, it ...
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smartd custom logfile on systemd + journald based system

An excerpt from smartd manpage reads: -l FACILITY, --logfacility=FACILITY Uses syslog facility FACILITY to log the messages from smartd. Here FACILITY is one of local0, local1, ..., local7, or ...
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How to restrict output of iw dev wlp3s0 scan?

I am trying to configure a wireless network on a newly installed Arch Linux. The command iw dev wlp3s0 scan gives information about all the found networks. I only need the information about my SSID.