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Shutdown button in XFCE restarts computer

To turn off my Arch Linux laptop, I click the power button which brings up a panel where I can click "Shutdown" (among "reboot", "log off", etc). When I do, my computer shuts down and restarts after ...
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cannot install anything using yaourt on Arch Linux

If I try to install using yaourt I get same error for every package, and it asks me to build package again and again. ERROR: ld.so: object 'libfakeroot.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (cannot ...
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How to add a dependency to internet to a service with systemd on arch?

My openVPN connection start perfectly on boot with connman service for Internet and openVPN for my vpn connection. But, If I boot with a connection to Internet at boot and after many time I ...
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gnome files and terminal won't open from a shortcut

Neither gnome files or terminal will open from a shortcut from the desktop menu. If I type either... sudo nautilus sudo gnome-terminal ...they open fine. When I try from the shortcut I just see ...
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i3pystatus-python process blocks suspend and shutdown

After using my arch-linux system a decent time, it can happen, that the i3pystatus process is not freezable anymore. As a result I can't suspend my laptop anymore. Killing the process (killall -9 ...
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xrandr only lists mode after a while of waiting

I've installed arch linux a while ago on my laptop and everything worked fine. The issue I've been facing since two weeks or so (most certainly related to an update) occurs when login with external ...
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How to boot Arch Linux after changing from AMD Radeon HD to Nvidia GTX video card?

After swapping video cards my PC boots into Windows 7 just fine, but Arch Linux gets stuck before entering graphical mode. /var/log/Xorg.0.log contains some message listing all the supported AMD (aka. ...
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Random packet loss with bonded interfaces?

I'm trying to setup a LACP bond using systemd-networkd on an arch server. When I try to ping the gateway I seem to be getting intermittent package loss which lead me to believe the LACP isn't setup ...
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How can I fix Xorg startup problem?

I am using Arch Linux and I was using awesome wm and everything worked perfectly. I installed plasma-meta package to try KDE 5 so after I rebooted the system X does not start. Lightdm, sddm fails and ...
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xinput does not list my touchpad

My touchpad does not work at all in Arch Linux, and other distributions. xinput does not list it. Physical mouse works fine. I recently bought a Packard Bell EasyNote ENTG71BM with Windows 8.1 ...
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Starting an Window Manager on hybrid graphics system fails

I'm a completely new user of Arch Linux. I installed the system nearly like described by the German beginners guide. The most important things according this problem: Bootmanager: GRUB Installed ...
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How to NOT mount dm-crypt device on Cinnamon startup

Yeah this is counterclock-wise from anything I've found around. In before anything: I'm running Arch Linux x64, Cinnamon 2.6.13, 4.1.6-1 kernel, no crypt hooks. I've just made a test filesystem ...
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systemd: network-online.target is reached before network.target

I observed the following in the Archlinux installation ISO: There is a systemd target definition in /usr/lib/systemd/system/network-online.target containing: [Unit] Description=Network is Online ...
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How to configure Systemd User Service with a Timer

I have a systemd user service that works as expected. It is started like this: systemctl start test@user The problem is that I need to run this service on a timer possibly for multiple users. There ...
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poweroff nvidia gpu

lspci result: $ lspci -nn|grep -iP "NVIDIA|Radeon" 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850] [1002:6819] 01:00.1 Audio device ...
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WiFi connectivity keeps dropping

When using the internet, especially on sustained downloads, my internet connection keeps dropping, while my WiFi does stay connected. In dmesg I can see a lot of this: [ 3583.785369] brcmsmac ...
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Global clipboard unable to copy new content if webkit based browser is running

Arch, cinnamon all up to date. The issue even survived a fresh install. I have no idea how to further troubleshoot this thing. I have tried using xfce and gnome to see if it was a cinnamon issue. ...
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Grub cryptdevice with changing device names?

I feel this is a stupid question. I have an encrypted Arch setup (without LVM) were a single disk (sdc) contains an unencrypted boot partition and the encrypted root partition. Below the output of ...
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PulseAudo list-sinks missing ALSA Devices

I'm attempting to switch at runtime between two ALSA devices on the same ALSA card: >>> [blake@e530 ~]$ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], ...
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lsusb doesn't list device names

This is what I get from lsusb: $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1bcf:2c18 Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0489:e046 Bus 001 Device 002: ...
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Adwaita Background Appears Much Darker in Reality

I like the default Adwaita background that came with cinnamon installed on Arch linux. For some reason however this background is very dark, much darker than it appears in the settings for choosing ...
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Failed unmounting /home during shutdown arch linux

I've installed arch on my system multiple times and everything has worked fine, but since last installation I've been seeing messages : Failed unmounting /home. and Failed unmounting /run/user/1000. ...
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How to set custom default values for gnome3 system settings?

I stumbled upon an issue with the gnome background settings while trying to establish a custom default value for the picture-options in /org/gnome/desktop/background settings directory. When setting ...
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What does nouveau's “func 08 lookup failed, -2” mean?

Arch Linux Question I have an Nvidia 9500 GT Chipset: G96 (NV96) Family : NV50 This means I can use proprietary pack nvidia-340xx + nvidia-340xx-libgl, but I opted for the open source option: ...
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Boot managers found by os-prober not shown at boot

I've recently made the move from Ubuntu to Arch Linux and could use some help configuring GRUB. When I run grub-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/GRUB/grub.cfg as per the instructions on the Arch Wiki, the ...
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Increasing volume causes left/right channels to be unbalanced

In Gnome 3, I mapped my volume up to amixer set Master 1000+, and down to amixer set Master 1000-. This works just fine, as long as I spin the volume roller slowly. If I am to spin it really ...
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How to backport microphone patches?

I'm running Arch Linux on my Dell XPS 13 which works fine except for the microphone which does not record sound. The wiki of my laptop says: The microphone does not work out-of-the-box, but there ...
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Snowball microphone no longer shared between applications

I recently bought a Snowball USB microphone for a podcast. Previously, I would record my track using audacity, and simultaneously use the microphone for Skype. I tried to do this yesterday and was ...
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Sound card not detected by ALSA, but detected by kernel

Running arch linux with: Linux hunchback 3.17.4-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Nov 21 21:14:42 CET 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux When i run: $ aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... But it ...
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How to create separate usr partition during arch install?

How do I modify and add the hooks needed in mkinitcpio to have a separate usr partition? Also, am I mounting the other partitions correctly? http://imgur.com/Rxt6o1g Basically I'm using UEFI with ...
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Disable LED on 8192cu Edimax dongle, kernel drivers

I'm trying to disable the LED light on an EDIMAX 8192cu dongle, raspberry pi2, running ArchLinux, kernel 3.18.14-1-ARCH. Previously, I compiled the driver from the chip set manufacturer and patched ...
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Reinstall Arch Linux without losing downloaded packages

I was installing Arch Linux when the Internet went down. I was unable to download all the required packages. Over 70% of packages were downloaded. I'm trying to reinstall it with the command: ...
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Rebinding the physical Touchpad Keys on a ThinkPad

I have been sitting on this problem for a couple of hours now but I can't seem to find a solution. I have gotten myself a new ThinkPad and it has 3 discrete buttons above the trackpad. I've installed ...
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USB Stick recognized but not mountable

I have a USB Stick which is recognized by my laptop but there is no partition to mount. The device is listed in /dev/ as sdb but no partition /dev/sdb1. fdisk -l also displays nothing about /dev/sdb. ...
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Failed to open vdpau backend - Nouveau

I'm using ArchLinux and when I run vlc or mplayer, I used to get the error Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nouveau.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory This doesn't ...
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How to open file dialog in screen locker (Antergos / KDE)

Relatively new linux user here, I am running Antergos with KDE and am trying use screen locker through the desktop widgets option. Path: Screen Locker -> Settings -> Desktop Widgets Configure -> ...
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Is there a way to edit xfce4 autostart applications in a terminal?

I'm using xfce4 as desktop environment on my arch-linux machine and recently made the decision to replace the window manager (xfwm4) and give xmonad a try. I followed this guide and downloaded the ...
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Harddisk changes name - Archlinux

I just installed Archlinux, so I am very new to this. When booting, it suddenly happens, that my SSD is not mounted as "sda" like when I installed Arch, but as "sdd" or "sdf". If this happens, my ...
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Why do I have to insert USB storage twice to mount it?

Often, I insert my USB storage into my computer and it will not mount. I can see the USB drive recognised in KDE's panel, but it will not be mounted. I can click on the "mount" button in the panel, ...
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Neocomplete conflict with auto line-breaking in vim

I've found a conflict between automatic line breaks in vim and the neocomplete Vundle plugin. When neocomplete is off, then my set textwidth=80 option works correctly, i.e. a line break is inserted ...
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visual mode/highlighting/selecting text on uzbl?

Is there a way to do a vim-like visual mode to select text with uzbl? Or any way to select text in uzbl with the keyboard? I installed arch-linux recently, and I haven't gotten my touchpad working. ...
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Raw thumbnail working in Thunar but not in Nautilus

I am using Arch with Gnome 3. I installed raw-thumbnailer using pacman and got raw thumbnails working in Thunar. I thought installing raw-thumbnailer will also make Nautilus to show raw thumbnails. ...
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Get X's configuration

I have done some tests with 2 NVIDIA cards (not in SLI) and 4 monitors, with nouveau drivers. Debian 8 testing and Arch are not able to use the 4 monitors at the same time, but somehow Fedora 21 is ...
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Arch: How can I hide the pointer when I'm using my touch screen?

I just installed Arch on my Lenovo Yoga 2 11" convertible laptop, and it's great so far, but when I use my touch screen, the pointer follows my touches, which it doesn't do on Ubuntu or Fedora. How ...
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Configure multiGPU setup

I have a desktop machine with a multiGPU NVidia GeForce 7950 GX2 graphics card. The default configuration appears to use one GPU and completely disregard the other as a "3D controller" which based on ...
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connman connections extremely flaky and slow

I'm trying to configure my system to be able to connect via either ethernet or wifi with connman. I was able to hotplug my ethernet with systemctl restart dhcpcd.service previously, but I'd like to ...
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Arch Linux boot failure: Fsck check on LVM /var mount fails

I recently installed Arch Linux on an older laptop that I am using as a personal workstation and machine to better learn how to administer Linux. I have a persistent boot failure that has started ...
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Having trouble using pantheon-greeter-bzr and pantheon-session-bzr on virtualbox with ArchLinux

I am trying to test ArchLinux with Pantheon on a VM on VirtualBox. I am able to install ArchLinux and pacman -S the following packages succesfuly: xorg-server xorg-server-utils ...
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Convert pacman package to deb or rpm?

Given a pacman package (.pkg.tar.xz), is there a tool to convert it to a deb or rpm package? In other words, I'm looking for an equivalent to alien. So far, I got the impression that such a tool does ...
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Replace webcam transmission with an image from the hard drive

I'm working with an Android app installed in my Arch Linux using the emulator Genymotion. This app is not mine and I have not access to the source code, I'm just working with it. In some part of the ...