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How to install with pacman in ArchLinux without asking the user y/n? [duplicate]

I am looking for the equivalent of RHEL's yum -y in ArchLinux's pacman so that I can install packages with a shell script without asking the user questions.
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installing nvidia driver on archlinux and mining dogecoin

I have a GeForce GTX660 and I'm trying to install the latest nvidia driver to ultimately be able to mine dogecoins with these installation instructions It says to put my kernel version in my PKGBUILD ...
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Chromium CPU usage 100%

If I visit loungefm in Chromium, my CPU usage goes up to 106%. If I start the player, it goes down to 50-60%. The output of Chromium if I start it via a terminal is: ATTENTION: default value of ...
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Arch Linux slow shutdown

I'm soffering from a very slow shutdown/reboot with Arch Linux, so I followed instruction given here to enable logging. So here is the log generated during (slow) reboot that unfortunatelly I can't ...
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Arch-Linux: Chrome first start takes about 15 seconds

First start of Google-Chrome after boot takes about 10-15 Seconds, after that chrome starts immediately. On my previous Fedora installation, this was not the case. So I thought this must be ...
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How to download all man pages for read offline?

I like read man pages offline instead of search manual on the web. I saw some commands does't have man pages on the machine but exist on internet. For exampe there is no man pace of the xrdb command ...
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Understanding Arch Linux release cycle

I'm new to Arch and perhaps this question has been asked hunderd of times before but I culdn't find an answer even in the official Arch documentation like this: ...
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launch x11vnc on bootup

I am using archlinux version 3.10.27-1-ARCH on my remote PC and I would like it to launch x11vnc server on successful bootup. Though i can start the x11vnc server manually, I am having trouble ...
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Arch-Linux: no boot messages

I'm fairly new to Arch-Linux so maybe this Question is a little bit ridiculous. If I boot the "Live-CD" of Arch-Linux, I see which services are successfully started, indicated by a green [OK] message. ...
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Arch-Linux: xmonad configuration [closed]

I'm fairly new to Arch-Linux, but I managed to get my Thinkpad up and running with Xmonad as a window manager. Now I want to configure Xmonad, but I don't know Haskell very well and all xmonad.hs ...
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local package cache for arch linux

I am running an arch linux system and want to host a few arch linux VMs. For installing and updating the VMs they need access to the arch package repository which is usually achieved by a direct ...
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X keyboard layout unable to toggle

I don't understand why alt_shift_toggle is not triggers keyboard layout switch This is what I have localectl status System Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8 VC Keymap: us X11 Layout: us,ru X11 ...
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yaourt curl error: Couldn't connect to server

I'm trying to install some packages with yaourt. For example, when I try to install Google Chrome, I get the following error: $ yaourt google-chrome curl error: Couldn't connect to server I can ...
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Problems with the locale; can't make Arch Linux use UFT-8 [closed]

Note: The real problems behind this are presented here, as per a recommendation on meta. This question should be closed as a non-reproducible off-topic because its main problem is solved by correcting ...
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Internetless/Remote Arch Install

Don't have a WiFi card compatible with any modules for Linux or Ethernet, but I do have working OS X install with WiFi. Do have brew on OS X, and it being OSX, most Linux programs will run. How can I ...
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Install Arch Linux alongside Ubuntu 12.04

I have a windows 8.1 on which I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (dual OS). Now I also want to install Arch Linux alongside windows and ubuntu. Please tell me the how to do this on Ubuntu. I have a gparted ...
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IgnorePkg doesn't work for gvim and vim-runtime package

I use a modified vim in Arch Linux, so I blocked gvim and vim-runtime from upgrading: In /etc/pacman.conf I have: IgnorePkg = gvim , vim-runtime, vim, ... But when I do pacman -Syu, it still checks ...
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Different behaviour of systemctl suspend when executed via i3 wm key binding

I am using the i3 tiling windows manager in combination with light-locker to lock the screen. Light-locker displays a lock message on the locked TTY and shows the password screen on a second TTY. ...
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Unable to run a device in GenyMotion emulator

I have installed GenyMotion and its dependencies(Virtual Box, ...) from AUR. Now I'm trying to run a device in GenyMotion emulator but gets me following error: Unable to load VirtualBox engine. ...
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Change confirm-box default positions

I would like to change default position of confirm boxes. For example: When I clicking on Shutdown button, the confirm box position is located on Top-Left by default. How do I change default ...
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wifi failed to start with Arch Linux on laptop

I just installed Arch Linux. Wifi worked fine for me on installation but as soon as I rebooted, I received failure messages when trying to connect to my router. When trying to access my router ...
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Where does `logger` log its messages to in Arch Linux?

The logger command logs an entry via syslog, which usually puts that line to some file like /var/log/messages. If I understand the documentation correctly in Arch Linux all the logging is done ...
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No usable clock interface found

I just finished installing a paravirtualized archlinux guest on xen. I get the following error when my guest boots: [1.185226] i8042: No controller found [1.1247134] drivers/rtc/hctosys.c: ...
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How do I get Wicd to use other drivers in Debian 7.2 Xfce?

I have an old laptop with Debian Xfce 7.2 with a wireless-n pcmcia card. NetworkManager and Wicd have the same issues with Wi-Fi, especially with authentication. The card works perfect on Ubuntu ...
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Wordpress won't recognize the MySQL database

I want to install Wordpress on Archlinux but I have this error: Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress. I un-commented this line in ...
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How do I go about removing all my wifi tools in Arch?

My wifi setup is messed up and I keep disconnecting. I want to start from scratch, so I need to know how to thoroughly remove all my wifi tools. I don't want to forget some errant config file and ...
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Android Emulator on Arch Linux

I would like to run Android Emulator on Arch Linux. Is there any way to run Android Emulator on Arch Linux?
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Grub doesn't install - corrupted iso?

I wanted to install Arch Linux on my netbook. I hadn't important files on my hard drive so I've created new partition table (GPT) using GParted from Fedora LiveCD. When I'm running grub-mkconfig -o ...
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GPT + BIOS legacy + LVM - how to make right GRUB partition

I'm preparing to install Arch Linux on my netbook (Samsung N130). I want to use GUID Partition Table. I have BIOS (not UEFI) on my motherboard. I want also to use LVM. On Arch Linux Wiki, I've red ...
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Arch sometimes won't suspend

Sometimes the computer won't auto-suspend when the lid has been closed. When this happens re-closing the lid won't make it suspend until next reboot. After the reboot the auto-suspend works again. ...
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Netboot error: Invalid kernel argument

I'm trying to install Arch using the Netboot Live System following these steps: Install Syslinux on a SD card according to its wiki. Copy the iPXE kernel image to the SD card. Create an syslinux.cfg ...
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Force fsck check after reboot with single command

I'm looking for systemd's equivalent to the shutdown -F command. I know that I can force fsck by adding fsck.mode=force to kernel options or tweak mount count for disks. I have tried touch /forcefsck ...
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Application on server crashes when accessed via browser - after full system upgrade

After a recent full-system upgrade one of my applications stopped working. It's Fatrat 1.2.0_beta2-11 on Archlinux (installed from community repository). Without enabling web access the application ...
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gpg starting gpg-agent on demand?

The man page of gpg-agent states: The agent is usualy started on demand by gpg, gpgsm, gpgconf or gpg-connect-agent. Thus there is no reason to start it manually. In case you want to ...
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What is the default root password for mariadb in Arch Linux?

I install mariadb in arch-linux. but I haven't got access to MySQL. I try this: mysql -u root -p Enter password: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO) ...
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where is `/var/www` in arch

I install Apache web server in arch Linux, my Apache work(when i type localhost in my browser see this: Apache/2.2.25 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.25 OpenSSL/1.0.1e DAV/2 PHP/5.5.7 Server at localhost Port 80 ...
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Unable to change backlight level

In Manjaro I can't set the backlight. I've tried to add: acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor to the kernel's command line but it didn't work. And I also added Option "RegistryDwords" ...
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Error running Virtual Box on Arch Linux

I installed Virtual Box regularly on Arch Linux using pacman: pacman -S virtualbox When i run virtualbox from the terminal, the GUI of the program is loaded but I can't use a virtual machine and I ...
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Install b43 firmware from Arch Install Media

I'm currently attempting to install Arch on my dual booted Linux box, however my system uses b43 which I have and used post-install on Mint and Ubuntu. I'm not sure how to run makepkg from the Arch ...
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Problem with formating Flash Disk

I have intsalled Arch Linux ISO file into Flash disk through following command : dd bs=2M if=~/archlinux-2013.11.01-dual.iso of=/dev/sdd Now, I'm trying to format flash disk with following command ...
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Backlight control manjaro linux

I'm new to arch/manjaro. I've installed it onto my sony vaio vpceh1m1e. I cannot change the backlight value. I've solved this before on ubuntu, add this line to the xorg.conf: Option ...
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How do I run this C program after starting X server?

The source for a program that automatically scales my laptop's keyboard brightness to its screen's brightness is given on the Arch wiki page for my laptop. I can compile it and when I run the program ...
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Gphoto2 does not output anything

I'm running ArchLinux and I want to download all the pics from my EOS1100D. However when I plug the camera and run gphoto2 --list-ports Nothing happens at all and the program get stuck. Here's ...
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Archlinux: No binaries can be executed

Yesterday I ran an archlinux system upgrade which updated a lot of things, one of them being glibc. Here's a screenshot. Obviously the upgrade of glibc failed. But as you can see on the bottom I ...
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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 ...
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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 ...