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switch_root with systemd: “Too many levels of symbolic links”

I'm trying to boot a proprietary kernel build and OS after an upgrade to libc and numerous other tools. I'm booting using an initramfs in the 3.2.0 kernel with some utilities, like busybox. However, ...
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How can I encrypt a file with dm-crypt? [closed]

I've never encrypted files in my Linux distribution. Now I need to do that. I'm on Arch. I went to the documentation, it says that support of TrueCrypt is discontinued and after examining other ...
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Arch Linux - No network available after crash

Wireless worked fine until VirtualBox make my laptop freeze. I had to unplug it. After reboot, when I use wifi-menu, no network is available. I have all my drivers, and all interfaces are DOWN. ...
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Arch Linux : no screen found with nvidia graphics card

Installing arch linux+XFCE4 on MSI laptop with nvidia gtx950M and intel 530 graphics card. When I type startx no screen found. Error is shown. Full /var/log/Xorg.0.log and xorg.conf. The output of ...
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Arch Linux sudden wifi lag

Today I've encountered a really strange wifi bug. Basically, everything is running fine until I get really non-responsive internet. The wifi icon in gnome shows 'connected', but Chrome does not load ...
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ddd fails to connect to X Window: Is it a bug or a local misconfiguration?

I am currently analyzing a problem where ddd hangs because it cannot connect to X Window. Here is the output of strace: connect(4, {sa_family=AF_LOCAL, sun_path=@"/tmp/.X11-unix/X0"}, 20) = 0 ...
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How can I run a script on resolution change?

I want to run a script when my current resolution changes, right now I have a sleep loop polling xrandr, but I would like to have my script run on some kind of resolution-change event instead. Is it ...
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llpp shortcut for duplicating window

I'm using llpp to view PDFs. I'd like to have a keyboard shortcut (like Ctrl+n) which will open the current PDF in a new window. Any ideas?
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How to add Windows to GRUB

I have my encrypted Archlinux installed on my SSD. Now I have one HDD with Windows installed. But in my GRUB just Archlinux is shown (no Wonder, because I just installed Windows on the other HDD, GRUB ...
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How to force pacman to answer yes to all questions?

I am trying to run pacman from a script. The problem is that a package should be installed that conflicts and provides, but not replaces a currently installed package. As answered here I passed the ...
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Davmail headless doesn't work on Arch Linux?

I'm using the AUR davmail package that comes with a systemctl script, similar to the one found here. Unfortunately it doesn't work. ⚘ systemctl --user status davmail@wayne.service ...
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how do you make a list/file for pacman to install from

I am trying to move from one arch install a (partitioned one) to another (a less-partitioned one) on my computer and I want a similar set up. So I was wondering if there was a simple way to get pacman ...
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Is there a way to determine from bash what is wrong with fish?

Just installed oh-my-fish and start modifying oh-my-fish default theme under another name and broke something. Now after login the cursor just blinks and I can write but nothing is interpreted as ...
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Keymaps working on tty but now on Gnome - Arch Linux

When I was at Zsh installig Arch Linux, I listed the keymaps ls /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/**/*.map.gz and selected the one for my keyboard loadkeys br-abnt2.map.gz and worked fine there. After the ...
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Boot into rescue mode in systemd

After I installed KDE Plasma, I used systemctl enable sddm-session, and after reboot I found a black screen and I can't do anything. Is there any way to boot into the command line? I can't disable ...
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Why is my system freezing when I try to unbind GPU from radeon?

Right now I'm trying to accomplish this: http://arseniyshestakov.com/2016/03/31/how-to-pass-gpu-to-vm-and-back-without-x-restart/ I've gotten everything on the host to work. DRI_PRIME is working ...
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Questions before installing Arch Linux [closed]

Is there an installation GUI for Arch Linux, installing the current Arch Linux Distribution correctly? Is there a big Arch Linux community, which I can get help from? What should I be aware of before ...
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cpupower can't be unable to call hardware when it tries to get the current cpu frequency

I tried cpupower on Archlinux, but it always was unable to call hardware when it tries to get the current cpu frequency. # cpupower frequncy-info analyzing CPU 0: driver: intel_pstate CPUs which ...
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Why reboots the system after a long hibernation?

I set up my ASUS X551-CA laptop for hibernating. When tested hibernation, it worked but after a longer period (more than 10 minutes) the system resumes and instantly reboots with file system warnings ...
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Two IP addresses assigned to the same network card - OpenVPN issues?

I have a laptop running Arch Linux. At home, I can connect to my OpenVPN server without problems; however, my college network seems to use some odd configuration where upon connection I'm assigned two ...
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How to set up Mutt and Spamassassim

I've got Mutt to access and read my gmail, but in the inbox, it includes all the mail that the gmail interface hides in two tabs (I think they're called labels) called 'Social' and 'Promotions'. I'd ...
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LiveUSB stuck after “Probing EDD” during boot

I am trying to install Arch Linux on a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th. When I start from my LiveUSB image, it gets stuck right after the following line (which is the first line of the ...
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Arch linux filesystem permission read-only

I've just installed Arch Linux and done some installations and thought I'm done, but I figured out that I have no permission to write to my file system or do anything. It's just read-only as in the ...
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Conflict in wlan0 management on ArchLinux

I am trying to enable wlan0 through systemctl on ArchLinux. When I do that I get the message that the device is already up. So I do sudo ip link set wlan0 down I can than successfully run sudo ...
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Arch Linux: Cannot start X

I installed Catalyst drivers from the AUR using makepkg -sri, and the installation went through successfully. However, now I can't start X at all. On boot, X tries to start but instead gives me a ...
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Cannot connect to wifi with wpa_supplicant

I just installed Arch Linux on my laptop. So far I have only been able to connect to wired networks. When I try to connect to my wifi network with wpa_supplicant -D nl80211,wext -i wlp3s0 -C ...
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GPU Passthrough with qemu - no video output (AMD 7970)

I am trying to setup GPU passthrough on Arch. I followed the PCI passthrough via OVMF wiki along with some other resources online. I substituted a few steps as needed, for example I am using ...
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Emacs got blue background after upgrading to 3.20

OS: Archlinux Emacs: 24.5 Theme: Solarized-light It is ok before upgrading to gnome-unstable(3.20)
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Install Arch Linux with wifi but wifi chipset not detected

Trying to install Arch Linux on a partition of my hard drive, my only option is to connect to Internet with WiFi. Ubuntu (on another partition) shows with lspci that WiFi chip-set is Broadcom ...
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How can I exporer the files at my Android device from Arch & Xfce?

In Ubuntu my Android gets mounted automatically when I plug it in it and it's very convient to explorer its files via the Ubuntu File Manager. In Arch my Android doesn't get seen by Arch, although I ...
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Adding new hard drive as /home after installation

I have a desktop PC running Arch Linux that during inital installation only used a 120GB SSD for / and no other partitions. I have just recently added a 500GB HDD that I want to mount as /home to give ...
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Archlinux'es pacman + tee == unclear console IO [closed]

I have a small issue with capturing the pacman's IO with the tee utility. I try this command line: pacman -S group-1 group-2 | tee pacman.log And there is an issue: when the pacman query which ...
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gpg -recv-keys hangs when not run by root

I am trying to install a patched kernel form Arch User Repository but getting One or more PGP signatures could not be verified! error. I looked at the PKGBUILD and attempted to add the keys with the ...
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Arch: cannot make setxkbmap persistant

I followed this wiki but I didn't get it work at boot automatically, I mean every time I boot I have to run this command: setxkbmap -model pc104 -layout fr,ara -variant ,azerty -option ...
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x11 Keeps Freezing Virtual Console

I have a problem on my Arch-Linux system. I use startx to start my GUI, and this issue occurs randomly throughout my day. There is no sign of anything going wrong (until I switch to a Virtual ...
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Defining the Arch Linux bootloader on a Chromebook?

I'm planning on installing Arch Linux onto an Asus Chromebook Flip C100P. After enabling developer mode and creating a compatible live USB, I'm ready to start partitioning the device. Whenever I've ...
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how to set up the format of a title of the tabs of Terminator?

I can't find any method of how to set up the format of a title of the tabs of Terminator. it's probably has to do with its config at ~/.config/terminator/config but how exactly? I want to shorten ...
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Alternative to `xkbcomp`?

In Getting and setting XKB layout, section Using keymap (xkbcomp) is marked as deprecated. What is the alternative then? (example method in section Using rules is not sufficient).
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What is Elementary OS based on?

I've seen how Ubuntu is based on Debian, and how Manjaro is based on ArchLinux. What is Elementary OS based from? May I also ask on how the bases differentiate the OS itself?
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Unable to connect to wifi “IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP”

When I click on the wifi icon and the hotspot I want to connect to, nothing happens. Nothing at all. And here's my dmesg: [ 9647.582070] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlp4s0: link is not ready [ ...
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Arch Linux - Wifi keeps disconnecting

I'm running Arch Linux and I use netctl for my wifi, but for some reason it keeps dropping every 5 minutes, especially fast if I don't use the internet for 5 seconds it seems. I have a USB wifi stick ...
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Difference between architecture and platform in linux kernel

I want to know the difference between architecture and platform in Linux kernel. When I had downloaded the latest kernel tarball, observed that a directory named with arch, it contains different names ...
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How to enter a user account and run commands from a shell script being run as root?

I am presently writing an automated install script for Arch Linux, to simplify the install process for myself (in case my current installation of Arch goes belly up and I can't fix it myself), but the ...
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How to recover content of the file in unix? [duplicate]

I accidentally gave cat >filename instead of cat filename and my content is lost.Now I have only my file,but content is deleted.How to recover the content alone? Please help me to get back the ...
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Which components update routing table?

I am experiencing strange behavior on Arch Linux, when various virtual network interfaces lead to undesired automatic updates to the routing table. For example, when I start KVM. Before (network is ...
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Linux console with multiple video cards

I have an older desktop box with two independent video cards. When booting, the BIOS chooses one card and produces normal output there. The system runs a arch linux system. As soon as the kernel ...
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How do I get UEFI to automatically boot the Linux Boot Manager (managed by systemd-boot) instead of the OS Boot Manager, of Windows 10?

I would like to set my laptop with UEFI firmware and a Windows 10 / Arch Linux dual boot to use the Linux Boot Manager (managed by systemd-boot) by default on startup, instead of the OS Boot Manager ...
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Valve games crashing on startup due to problem with OpenGL/SDL

Recently, my games made by valve, and I assume all source games, have been crashing on start up. This isn't affecting any of my other games, which primarily run on Unity3D. It seems to be a problem ...
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How do I get GRUB2 to correctly start under UEFI?

I have installed GRUB on my Arch Linux installation on /dev/sdb1. /dev/sdb is my second internal hard drive on which I installed Arch Linux, /dev/sda is my first internal hard drive and has Windows 10 ...
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How to install another desktop-environment in Linux (Gnome -> Xfce)?

I have to installed XFCE instead of Gnome in Arch. Apart pacman -S and pacman -R commands, what else should I do? Will I have to remove gnome from "recovery mode" or what? I guess it's not possible to ...