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Problem while building caffe

I'm trying to build caffe from source on Arch Linux and it is giving me this error after executing make -j16 CXX/LD -o .build_release/tools/convert_imageset.bin .build_release/tools/convert_imageset....
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How can I disable uim without uninstalling it?

I took me a while to install and configure uim https://code.google.com/archive/p/uim/ on Arch Linux and install other japanese fonts because I needed the support for the japanese language and locale. ...
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how to create a bootable flash that can boot as both BIOS and UEFI?

I'm creating a bootable recovery flash and I was wondering how to create it so it can boot on both UEFI and BIOS systems? I'm experimenting with GRUB but I'm open to any other bootloader. ...
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fail to log through rsyslog on an archlinux system

Using release 2016.03.01 from Archlinux, with package rsyslogd 8.18.0, I started from the minimal configuration built from Very simple config : # cat rsyslog.conf $ModLoad immark $ModLoad imudp $...
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Recover keyboard layout

Using localectl --no-convert layout ..., I changed the layout of my keyboard. Unfortunately, it turned out that I picked the wrong layout which seems to have virtually no key in common with the actual ...
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Why is npm struggling to connect to the internet on my Arch?

So while downloading the Atom Text Editor through the command yaourt -S atom-editor, but I get these errors: Installing build modules... npm ERR! Linux 4.5.4-1-ARCH npm ERR! argv "/usr/bin/node" "/...
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Frequent time outs with pacman

I've been noticing that I get timeouts when using pacman. Often. mike@longshot:~☺ sudo pacman -Syu [sudo] password for root: :: Synchronizing package databases... error: failed retrieving file '...
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file system “/boot” is not a FAT EFI system partition (ESP) file system

I'm trying to install Arch Linux in a VM from scratch. Following the wiki, I see there are no answers to my question. I'm trying bootctl install and it returns file system "/boot" is not a FAT EFI ...
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Gnome finds no audio devices

I've installed ArchLinux on a Dell XPS 15 L521X. For some reason when Gnome boots it finds no audio devices. If I switch to a virtual terminal and use the terminal based music player cmus to play ...
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packer - ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!

I'm trying to install ncurses5-compat-libs on Arch Linux with packer. But I get this error: ==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified! How can I fix it?
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Cmake cannot find module Qt5WebEngineWidgets

I wanna compile QSyncthingTray (https://github.com/sieren/QSyncthingTray) on my notebook running arch linux x86. I've set $QTDIR to /home/user/.qt/5.5/gcc/ as well as $CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH I've ...
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'gnome-screensaver-command -l' doesn't work when called from '/etc/pm/sleep.d'-script

I am using Archlinux and trying to let my notebook lock the screen via the instructions given on wiki.archlinux.org before it suspends. Calling gnome-screensaver-command -l only locks my screen, when ...
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Disable the Power button on a Chromebook

I have a Chromebook on which I installed Arch Linux. However, this Chromebook comes with a very odd key: a "Power On/Off" key at the top right of the keyboard. Without ANY warning, this button turns ...
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What are linux long term support kernels?

I'm running an arch linux server and recently switched to an lts kernel from the repositories. Since I'm not rebooting the server very often, I want a stable kernel that is supported for a very long ...
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Tring to install Atom Text Editor on my Arch by using Yaourt

I am currently trying to install Atom Text Editor (atom-editor on Yaourt). However I get the errors below: ==> Downloading atom-editor-arch PKGBUILD from AUR... x .SRCINFO x .gitignore x PKGBUILD ...
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How do I specify the programs that I want to run when the computer boots ? [Arch]

I am currently using Arch with the GNOME desktop environment. I do not know where to specify the programs I want to run automatically when the computer boots. If there are multiple methods (GUI or non-...
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How to uninstall Archlinux?

I have had Archlinux for quite a while dual-booted alongside my Windows 7 (bootmenu is GRUB), I would like to replace Arch with Ubuntu for now due to starting to develop games on Linux, but I have no ...
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No signal on DisplayPort monitor outside of X

I recently switched from HDMI to DisplayPort. Inside X, the DisplayPort monitor works fine. However, before X is started, there is no signal. The same occurs when one switches to a tty via ctrl-alt-...
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Why does journalctl say “— no entries --”?

For example: ┌─[10:50:38/hypership/root/~] └─╼ journalctl -b No journal files were found. -- No entries -- ┌─[10:50:46/hypership/root/~] └─╼ journalctl --verify No journal files were found. /var/...
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how did my nginx conf get into an alternate location

I spent days tracking down why the default home page servied via nginx, no matter how i defined my conf, wasn't changing. i grepped to hell and back, and finally today, a result from hell, hell ...
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Rsync freezes while copying

I'm having trouble using rsync to back-up my system locally. I'm using this short guide from the arch wiki. Here's the modified one-liner I'm using : rsync -aAX --debug=all5 --delete --modify-window=...
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Shorewall 4-interface setup

I am trying to use shorewall on Arch to manage a setup with 2 local networks and 2 ISP connections. Ultimately I want traffic from local network 1 (192.168.1.0/24 interface enp5s0) to use ISP 1 (76. .....
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sudo NOPASSWD is ignored [duplicate]

I want to be able to run the pm-suspend and pacman without sudo to ask me for a password for all users in the group sudo. I added the following line to my /etc/sudoers configuration following this QA:...
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Pass fastboot USB device to VirtualBox Windows VM from ArchLinux

I have a Xiaomi android phone and I want to unlock its bootloader. The official way is using a Windows tool, so I booted up my Windows VM and tried to pass the USB device form the devices menu, but it ...
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Arch Linux on UEFI won't boot

I've followed the Beginners Guide to installing Arch Linux on my laptop. When I boot, I get the EFI boot menu, but when I select Arch Linux I get this error: Kernal panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable ...
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fail to log from my app through rsyslogd in a linux container

Running an archlinux container on an archlinux host, both using rsyslog with the same configuration file: $ cat /etc/rsyslog.conf # Minimal config $ModLoad imuxsock # provides support for local ...
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I need to install ethernet driver during arch install [closed]

I've been trying to set up a dual boot with Windows 10 and Arch Linux. I started off by dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu just to get a feel for everything. When I did that I had to install ethernet ...
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Set up DHCP for LXC containers

I have several lxc containers that need network access. At the moment I am manually allocating them IP addresses in the relevant config file as so: lxc.network.type = veth lxc.network.flags = up lxc....
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How to run gunicorn as systemd daemon

I use arch linux , I try to prepare gunicorn daemon to connect to nginx. But still I get errors ● gunicorn_yogavidya.service - Yogavidya gunicorn daemon Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/...
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Openshot .svg titles no longer appear

OpenShot in Arch Linux does not seem to allow me to add titles to a project. The titles are created fine (and if you search using a file browser, they appear in the relevant thumbnail folder) but they ...
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ftp failing to retrieve directory listing

I'm trying to connect to my ftp server but I'm getting Status: Disconnected from server Status: Connecting to 127.0.0.1:21... Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message... Status: ...
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sddm presents wrong theme

The problem is that I am presented with a different sddm theme when I logout. The default theme works fine when login. However, one of the pre-installed themes is used when logout the system. Is ...
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Arch Linux installation (dual-booting with UEFI Windows)

I've searched the web, the manuals, the Arch wiki, the Arch BBS and Stackexchange for answers prior to getting the guts to ask a question here. At this stage I'm just very tired, because I've spent my ...
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Check FN lock status (Dell XPS 13)

my Dell XPS 13 has a Fn-Lock (that's a key to use the Fn version of the F[1-12] keys without pressing Fn). Unfortunately, it doesn't have an indicator LED for it. setleds doesn't show it. Is there ...
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Why the 1MiB should be used when setting the first partition?

As the arch install guide suggests (using parted to do the partitioning) (parted) mkpart primary ext4 1MiB 100MiB However, when checking the output of fdisk, the start of the partition is not ...
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Add route from internal network to external network

I am using a box running Arch as my router and firewall (with shorewall). Recently, I tried to add another network onto the system, which failed horribly. After putting everything back where it was ...
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Is it safe to uninstall `su` in favor of `sudo` to harden Arch Linux? [closed]

Is it safe to uninstall su in favor of sudo to harden Arch Linux? Have you got an opinion on whether this is a good or bad idea? I read the Arch Linux Wiki articles Security, Su and Sudo. I also ...
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Root, home and boot partitions

So I had been considering that partition is like a separate section of space. Recently, I decided to experiment with partitions and found a flaw in my understanding. Some examples refer to a case ...
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When I'm typing a text in English, it gets underlined and behaves bizarre

I have russian and english US locales. When I'm typing a text in English, it gets underlined until I press whitespace or some other special keys. When it's underlined, it's kind of invisible to the ...
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Delete old package versions within a backup folder

I have a folder that contains a large number of tar.xz packages that have their version number in their filenames . ex : vlc-2.2.2-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (old and should be deleted) vlc-2.2.3-2-x86_64....
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Can we add Manjaro repository to Arch-Linux?

Can we add a Manjaro repository to Arch-Linux, or is it different from how arch-repos work? If so, how can we do it?
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Aliased fonts in some gtk applications

When I open programs like Thunar, LXappearance, Nautilus in normal privileges, their font look ugly, aliased. But when I open them as root, their font look anti-aliased and pretty. Desktop ...
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Problem monitoring serial output using ts

I have to continuously monitor serial output from an Arduino device. So far I have been using ts from moreutils with the following command: ts '%H %M %S' </dev/ttyACM0 >output.log Earlier it ...
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Console keymapping

I have installed Arch Linux on my Thinkpad W530, and none of the Fn-Fx keys or the volume buttons work. However, they do work before I have booted into Arch at the Grub menu. (I can change the ...
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Arch Sound output only showing as Headphone while no headphone plugged

I've struggled couple of days to fix this issue with installing / uninstalling / editing alsa , pulseaudio setting but no luck . One time i was able to fix audio with alsamixer and select output ...
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How to change i3 theme

So I'm trying to change the theme of i3 to this: http://lovelybacon.deviantart.com/art/i3-Finally-it-all-comes-together-563203883 and I have no clue how to do this, does anyone have a tutorial or can ...
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Installing Arch Linux on Thinkpad W530

I am installing Arch Linux on a Thinkpad W530, using the LiveCD. When I boot from the LiveCD, at the Syslinux bootloader screen, my hardware buttons (volume/mute) and Fn-keys work. I am able to ...
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How to start x11vnc by socket (ie only when needed)

Actually I start x11vnc in /home/odroid/.config/lxsession/LXDE/autostart with @/bin/x11vnc -bg -forever -shared -rfbauth /home/odroid/.vnc-passwd -noxdamage -norc -noxrecord -capslock -no6 -rfbport ...
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How to switch arch linux to lts kernel?

I'm running a headless server installation of arch linux. The high rate of kernel upgrades caused me some maintainance headache and I therefore wish to switch to the lts kernel. I already installed ...
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Systemd : How to execute script at shutdown only (not at reboot)

There is a lot of solution here to execute a script at shutdown/reboot, but I want my script to only execute at shutdown. I've tried to put my script in /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-shutdown, and check ...