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Fix Fn-keys for keyboard illumination

I've tried following the Ubuntu hotkeys/media keys troubleshooting guide and /usr/share/doc/udev/README.keymap.txt.gz to make the Fn keys work. After copying the map file and modifying ...
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Display problem - Random grid appears on screen

I have recently started using Arch with nvidia driver (I had a lot of problems getting nouveau to even work so I decided to try nvidia) and I started experiencing rather odd problems. Every now and ...
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How can I automatically update my monitor layout in XFCE?

I have a laptop that's normally docked to a large monitor. When docked, I want to use the large monitor as the primary display, with the laptop screen as a secondary display off to the right. When ...
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How can I access menu bar items alike hud (unity)?

Currently I have archlinux installed, but I used Ubuntu in the past. What I really miss from ubuntu is the HUD from unity which allows hotkey searching for top menu bar items from the current ...
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NetworkManager connection sharing doesn't seem to NAT packets

After setting up network sharing the easy way on the Ubuntu machine, and getting an IP address via DHCP on the Arch Linux machine downstream, the Arch machine is able to ssh to the Ubuntu machine and ...
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Tomoyo Linux: Have a private folder, that can't be read by default

Is it possible to specify folders, eg: /home/$user/private that can not be listed, read or written to by any application in the default profile 0, but only with programs where I specify this as ...
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Arch: Awesome Window Manager won't start

I can't get my awesome running. I installed awesome and all dependecies with pacman and followed the beginning of the following guide to get awesome running: ...
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Arch Linux and xfce4 working strange after system upgrade

I'm having a hard time trying to figure this out. I've been running Arch Linux and Xfce4 smoothly for several months but suddenly after a full system upgrade in which the system asked me to replace ...
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Terminal not displaying correctly after quitting Xorg

I am running a fresh arch-linux install (as of 17/07/12) with the ATI catalyst drivers (as mentioned on the wiki page). When I run xinit, everything works fine and looks great but when I exit the ...
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How to copy files *to* a camera?

I'd like to copy a firmware update file to my Canon 7D camera. After it was auto-mounted by thunar + thunar-volman + gvfs-gphoto2 I tried the following: $ cp eos7d-v205-win/7D000205.FIR ...
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3 monitors on 2 separate nvidia cards with compositing and rotation

Is this even possible? I've got 3 monitors (#1, #2, and #3) and 2 video cards (A and B). #1 and #2 are connected to video card A, and #3 is connected to B. I want to rotate monitors #2 and #3, and ...
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Trying to record a screencast using ffmpeg but my mouse pointer is invisible

I'm trying to record a screencast using ffmpeg but my mouse pointer is invisible. What am I doing wrong? This is the command: ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -f x11grab -r 30 -s 1024x768 -i :0.0 ...
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NTP synchroinzation waiting for a while after booting

According to the recommendation on Arch Wiki, I set my hardware clock to UTC. And here is the result of timedatectl status on my machine when just booted: Local time: Tue 2013-07-02 15:38:03 ...
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Cannot connect with 3g modem during Arch installation

I was trying to install Arch Linux with 3g modem. I had previously downloaded usb_modswitch and wvdial and their dependencies. I booted Arch and installed them. Then I copied my Ubuntu's ...
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ICMP destination unreachable

I am working on an Arch Linux machine with an ethernet interface eth1. I have created the interface eth1:0 using ifconfig and given it a dummy hardware address (00:01:02:03:04:05). When I send a UDP ...
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Strange fcitx-mozc behavior with ArchLinux

I use ArchLinux and I have problem with Japanese IME. When I write by Japanese IME, a character can't be in text area with Skype, Android Studio etc.(Maybe those aren't gtk and qt apps) It works ...
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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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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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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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Connection error for linux webcam driver for matlab

This might seem like a duplicate post, well yes it is, but I have a different problem compared with the duplicate version of it. My value for imaqhwinfo gives me: InstalledAdaptors: {'dcam' ...
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How to restrict output of iw dev wlp3s0 scan?

I am trying to configure a wireless network on a newly installed Arch Linux. The command iw dev wlp3s0 scan gives information about all the found networks. I only need the information about my SSID.
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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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NetworkManager (applet) - After click on network no window or error

I have a problem with NetworkManger, or to be specific with the nm-applet. When I choose the WiFi network I want to connect to nothing happens. The terminal window I opened nm-applet shows some ...
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Problem installing ArchLinux on LVM on a LUKS setup via archboot

I've used archlinux before, and I've decided to have it enccrypted. I use BIOS. I used the latest vesion of archboot. I made an LUKS setup, then made lvm volume group and two ext4 partition in it for ...
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Two questions about building packages from source on Manjaro

I recently asked this question which was closed for being unclear. I'll ask clear questions now, and I hope to get clear short answers, not a link to Arch Wiki. I'm on Manjaro Openbox, no Internet, ...
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Arch Linux hangs after soft reboot

After installing Arch Linux with Gummiboot I have to hard reboot to avoid a black screen. If I run sudo reboot the screen just goes black and nothing more happens after activating an item in the boot ...
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how to install arch linux on 32 bit system

I would like to install arch Linux on my netbook, which is not 64 bit compatible. I searched through the downloads on the arch Linux download page and everything there pertains to 64 bit ...
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Wi-Fi disconnects immediately?

I'm trying to connect to a WPA2 network. It works fine (I can connect to things) for about 10 seconds, then disconnects. When I try to connect again, it refuses to connect at all unless I've rebooted ...
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Enlightment on Arch Linux: Possible write permissions issue

I am trying the Enlightement desktop the last days. It seems good, but I am having an issue that bugs me. Firstly, it came up when trying to add shortcuts on the desktop. I wasn't able to edit the ...
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Trouble Adding ROMs in GroovyArcade

I don't know if any of you have experience with GroovyArcade, but hopefully someone's heard of it. It's an all-inclusive Linux live CD designed for emulating old game systems and arcades, based on ...
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Macbook Trackpad/Keyboard not working in X

So I installed Arch for the first time (save for one previous time on a VM) today. Well, its mostly installed, GRUB is being a pain, so I'm working mounted on the computer via live cd. Anyway, I ...
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Weird graphics after fresh arch install on virtual box

I just installed arch on virtualbox to test it out but for some reason it's not displaying correctly ( here's how it looks: http://imgur.com/avbpxHE ) I'm using virtualbox version 4.2.16 Basically I ...
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Packaging MATLAB

I have decided to try and package MATLAB for Arch Linux. The MATLAB program consists of a core program and a number of add on toolboxes. I would like to create a different independent package for each ...
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Gnome3 memory comsuption high

I recently installed ArchLinux on my desktop. I simply installed the base system and installed GNOME and GDM and the system work "fine". However today (after 10 hours) when I tried to open any ...
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adding systemrescuecd to /boot partition

I want to install Arch Linux on my external HDD for work with encryption and, while doing that, I want to add systemrescuecd to /boot partition so that I can boot into rescue live distros like ...
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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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How can I set up a samba share accessible via windows 7 to a specific point on the server?

A samba share is set up according to the directions here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Samba The /etc/samba/smb.conf file looks like this (after some hacking around from googling): # This ...
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Configure Redmine with Apache with Passenger

Hello I have installed redmine on Arch Linux on my Virtual box and I am successfully able to run my redmine with the help of webrick server. Now I want to run the same app from the apache with the ...
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Launchy: Hot keys won't work in xmonad

OS:Arch Linux Tiling manager: xmonad with unagi I installed the package launchy and I managed to set the hot key to CTRL+ALT+Z (it's the only program that uses this hotkey). However nothing, happens ...
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Archlinux installation problem

I've used 2 usb's, both livelinuxusb and unetbootin, and tried multiple reinstalls and formats. Whenever I try and install Archlinux x86_64 it unpacks the kernel and the says "0.000 fast tsc ...
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Arch Linux: “error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)”

I'm trying to install an Arch system, and every time I run pacstrap /mnt base base-devel I get error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) filesystem: /mnt/lib exists in filesystem ==> ...
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Arch Linux steam installation failed due to signature error

I'm trying to install steam on my Arch and pacman said it can't install and showed the following error error: steam: signature from "Daniel Wallace <danielwallace@gtmanfred.com>" is invalid ...
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Some GUI programs hung up

Today I decided to migrate to systemd. Everything work quite good, but I have problem with few GUI programs - they hung up after draw window (see img at the end of msg). Program in which I discovered ...
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Arch Linux doesn't seem to use vconsole.conf

I have insalled Arch Linux. During the installation, I set my vconsole.conf file to be like this: KEYMAP=slovene FONT=Lat2-Terminus16 But when I try to type my Slovenian letters after reboot, ...
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Is there an easy way to switch playback soundcards?

I recently purchased the roccat kulo headset which comes with a nice USB soundcard, completely functional under linux :). Howsoever I now struggle to easily siwtch between my laptops integrated ...
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Grub2 unable to boot encrypted root

I'm using ArchLinux, I followed their tutorial on encrypting your root filesystem: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Using_DM-Crypt But I cannot get grub to boot the encrypted partition. My ...
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gitweb.cgi: “Premature end of script headers: gitweb.cgi”

I'm running LAMP on Arch and now want the gitweb going on apache. Followed the instructions as in https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Gitweb but on the gitweb directory (here ...
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ArchBang dual boot with Windows: HowTo

I have been reading up on ArchBang, and I am quite interested to try it. My netbook does not have a CD/DVD drive, so I created USB installation stick using numerous Windows tools, like LiLi, and Linux ...
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How to make front audio jack work again after waking up from suspend?

Sometimes, after I wake up from suspend (using pm-suspend), the front audio jack stops working (no sound) after I wake up my laptop. Only after a full reboot I get it to work again. My laptop is an ...
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How to install VGA2USB in ArchLinux?

How do I install VGA2USB in Arch Linux? I downloaded the driver vga2usb-3.26.0.27-ubuntu-3.0.0-12-server_X86_64.tbz I tried with latest kernel did not worked failed with same issue, now showing with ...