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Record from the microphone indefinitely

I'm working with the application "arecord" (under Arch-Linux). I'm want to capture sounds from my microphone and save it to the disk. This is my command: arecord -f dat -d 2 --channels 1 -D hw:1,0 ...
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Terminal does not open under dwm — is there an error log file?

I am running DWM under Arch Linux in combination with the urxvt terminal. I have a urxvt daemon running but when I press the key combination for opening a terminal window, nothing happens. Is there ...
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ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension on Arch (postgresql)

I can't install gem pg on Arch due to the error: Gem::Ext::BuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. /home/alex/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.1.1/bin/ruby extconf.rb checking for ...
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Why does USB errors with my mobile phone stop the computer from interacting with services?

I set my Android phone to use "Mass storage" as the connection mode (In Settings → Storage → context menu item USB computer connection) to easily be able to browse the files. Then I plugged ...
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Repair GRUB from Arch live CD

I'm trying to install Arch on sda8 (with swap on sda7) following the instructions here. I got to the part of setting up the WiFi a second time, but since I already have GRUB, I got lost at the section ...
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Unmounting shares on logout with pam_mount

I am using pam_mount to mount cifs and sshfs shares for users when they log in to an Arch Linux workstation. I have the a volume line in /etc/security/pam_mount.conf.xml: <volume user="strongbad" ...
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Wifi card not detected - Archlinux

I've recently installed Archlinux on my Asus N76V Notebook but the system doesn't seem to detect my wifi card. It is not listed in any of the normal detection commands : lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: ...
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Edit partition of disk part of a ZFS Raid

I've gota strange problem. Since a previous failure from one of my hard drive, I had to replace one of my 4 hdd running in RAIDZ. But since I changed this disk, the last partition of my disk appear ...
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Laptop doesn´t go to sleep if HDD is in standby

So I have one mSata-SSD where my whole System is installed and one HDD where I put my Videos and Music! I don´t need my HDD all the Time so I put it to sleep on Startup sudo hdparm -Y /dev/sda The ...
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Second RAM module is not shown in `free` in Manjaro

I have two RAM modules (8 GB each) but there is only one shown in free. I hope that following info will help you to locate the problem and find a solution: $ uname -srvmo Linux 3.10.27-1-MANJARO #1 ...
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UBS-Stick with Arch is no longer bootable after Win8 has been booted

CS student but Linux newbie here. I bought an Acer Aspire S7 and wanted to try an Arch Installation on an USB-Stick. I followed the Beginner's Guide. I also set up disk encryption using dm-crypt+LUKS ...
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Wine and mime type association backup and restore

I'm going to replace Ubuntu with Arch Linux on my laptop and I want to reformat it. But I want to save ma wine prefixes as I have installed some windows programs that I need. I have gzipped my .wine* ...
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What exactly is happening when I run `netctl-auto enable-all`?

My wifi connection has been dying very regularly. I notice when I run netctl-auto enable-all I reconnect within 5 seconds every time. (My connection has dropped twice while posting this.) Why does ...
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Suggestions to debug missing kernel messages from systemd journal

I have recently been playing around with a new freescale i.mx6 system. I have installed archlinuxarm on it. Strangely, all kernel messages are missing from the journal. $ sudo journalctl -k -- ...
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Alcor Multi Flash Reader Arch Linux

OS: Arch Linux Hardware: Toshiba S55 lsusb -v Bus 001 Device 004: ID 058f:6366 Alcor Micro Corp. Multi Flash Reader Device Descriptor: bLength 18 bDescriptorType 1 ...
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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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Arch Linux starting Wireless connection shuts down wired connection

When Im starting the wireless connection via SSH, as soon as th dhcp starts the connection(wired) to the computer stops working and the computer is only available on Wifi. Is that normal. Im using ...
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nm-applet openvpn connects only as root

I have a following problem, network-manager doesn't connect to vpn using openvpn, when I run it as a unpriviledged user. when I run sudo nm-applet and the choose to connect to vpn it works fine. ...
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Blank screen after logging out of XFCE

I have a fresh install of Arch Linux with a few packages, including XFCE. I started XFCE using startxfce4, then used XFCE to Log Out. But now all I have is a blank screen. How can I get my prompt ...
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Why is the AESni flag missing for my i5 CPU

My CPU is reported by Intel to support the AES-NI native instructions. http://ark.intel.com/products/65707 However, /proc/cpuinfo does not list the aes flag (which is what I guess is preventing me ...
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libvirtd not suspending guests

My guests, one windows, one linux, are not being suspended. I'm not sure why. Here's the output of systemctl, which looks wrong, but I've done systemctl start libvirt-guests && systemctl ...
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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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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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What's wrong with my Xorg's config?

I'm using gnome under Arch Linux in my laptop with a 1920*1080 monitor on the left of it, I set the monitor as my primary display in GNOME and everything works fine after I log in. However, GDM ...
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Why is my graphical desktop running on TTY1

I recently installed gnome-shell on my new Archlinux and X is running on TTY1. Is this is a normal behaviour? screenfetch -` .o+` ...
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X high CPU when using Java applications

Only recently, my Freemind program has become extremely sluggish and unresponsive (big lag) when moving my mind map around. I use Arch Linux with xfce4. Freemind is made with Java. If I move the mind ...
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VMWare tools on arch linux

I have a arch linux installed on a vmware player virtual machine. I'm trying to install the open-vmware-tools. I have already installed but it is not working and everytime I boot the system I get the ...
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Create adhoc network when disconnected from network

I am using ArchLinux and want to create an AdHoc network automatically when the connection to the home network drops (or the home network can't be connected to on startup). How can I achieve this? I ...
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Make yaourt does not reinstall when already installed

Is there a way to make yaourt does not reinstall when the package (from AUR) already installed $ yaourt -Q jruby local/jruby 1.7.3-1 but somehow $ yaourt --needed --noconfirm -S jruby keep ...
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Why does eth0 only go up sometimes on boot?

I just installed Arch with Archboot. On boot, there's about 50% change of eth0 to go up. If it doesn't I'll have to reboot. What could cause this? If it goes up, dmesg contains: [ 7.9...] IPv6: ...
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Install Arch(Bang) - Create Usb - Uefi

I am pretty new to Linux and want to install ArchBang-Linux, but I fail at creating a bootable USB-Stick. Can someone explain this procedure to me in a little more detail? ...
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Rhythmbox can't find music on my Android device

Rhythmbox on my Arch Linux shows my smartphone on the devices list, but it's unable to find any music on it. I installed mtp and mtpfs and also enabled the mtp plugin in Rhythmbox. I also added a ...
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os-prober not detecting Arch install

I'm triple booting osx, win 7 and arch on an apple macbook pro 8,2 I've followed the guide specific for my macbook pro here: Macbook Pro 8,2 Arch Installation As well as the beginners install guide ...
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hda-codec and hda-intel issues

I use Arch Linux 3.5.6-1-ARCH and since ever I get a lot of those error messages in dmesg on my HP Pavilion dv6 (pure systemd): [ 72.137821] hda-intel: spurious response 0x0:0x0, last cmd=0x370100 ...
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Installing Linux distro on PogoplugPro

I have a PogoplugPro and I want to install a Linux distro on it. However, none of the tutorials I have found cover the model I have: Model: POGOPLUG PRO BusyBox v1.16.1 (2010-11-30 12:06:37 PST) ...
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Grub fails after install it on my macbook pro

I'm trying to install Archlinux on my macbook in dual boot mode. I part the disk that way : /dev/sda1 -> EFI /dev/sda2 ->MacOS /dev/sda3 -> /boot /dev/sda4 -> / /dev/sda5 -> /home As ...
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systemd-modules-load print errors when loading builtin kernel modules

I'm running Arch Linux, it uses systemd-modules-load to load modules configured in /etc/rc.conf, but since I use a custom kernel and lts kernel, I had to put all possible modules in that config file ...
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Dual/Triple Booting with dmraid and non-raid disk

I currently have 3 hard drives in my computer The first two disks are in a RAID-1 array, using an Intel P55 chipset, and accessed through dmraid, with the third drive partitioned like so: Filesystem ...
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G3 Usb Modem Huawei E1550 did not work after unplug (NetworkManager)

I have the following problem: When I boot with plugged in usb modem everything is fine. If I unplug modem and plug it back it can not be used any more. Some logs below. 1. Modem plugged on boot ...
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Physical click buttons do not work in Awesome wm + Archlinux

I have a Dell Latitude E5550 with 5 physical buttons around the touch pad. After installing Synaptics, only 3 of them works and are detected. Other 2 (top left click / top right click) are not ...
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Screen Zoomed in GNOME

I'm a new to linux and GNOME. I installed arch Linux and using GNOME as desktop environment.Everything in my screen is zoomed.I didn't found a way to zoom out it.Screenshot shows how my screen in ...
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Bluetooth: can't find default controller

I can't get bluetoothctl or hciconfig to display anything about my bluetooth controller, or otherwise get my computer to recognize nearby bluetooth devices, and I am at a loss as to where to start ...
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Arch doesn't boot up after Windows Update on Surface Pro 3

I am using a Microsoft Surface Pro 3. I have a persistent installation of Arch on a USB drive. It works very well on the Surface. The only problem I am facing is, whenever I run Windows Update, I am ...
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Weird gray bar in Chromium

EDIT: So apparently it has nothing to do with Chrome/Chromium instead, according to here, it is a new gnome feature. I am using Gnome 3.16.1 I want to remove the grey bar in the bottom left corner of ...
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Unable to connet to internet via 3g huawei modem in arch linux with plasma 5

I have installed usbutils , usb_modeswitch and modemmanager following arch wiki. and ran the services systemctl enable ModemManager systemctl start ModemManager After a system restart, i plugged ...
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Why does qjackctl come up with gray windows, no GUI?

I ran qjackctl a while ago. The window came up gray, no GUI controls. I tried killing it, and using xkill. It went away, but ps still shows qjackctl. About fifteen of them! For I had attempted to ...
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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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Is my webcam driver being used to hack my computer?

I'm seeing this in the journal: Mar 27 14:01:02 user-PC gdm-Xorg-:0[424]: (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'TOSHIBA Web Camera' Mar 27 14:01:02 user-PC gdm-Xorg-:0[424]: (**) TOSHIBA Web Camera: ...
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Starting Daemons in specified order

I would like to load some custom daemons I have made in a certain order. One daemon starts xflux and one starts the x server. Is it possible to make the xflux daemon run only after the startx daemon? ...
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Auto-connecting netctl-auto when signal is lost for a moment

I am using netctl-auto currently, but it is not able to reconnect if a router has been switched on and off and then on again. Is it possible somehow to enable a reconnecting function?