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Aliased fonts in some gtk applications

When I open programs like Thunar, LXappearance, Nautilus in normal privileges, their font look ugly, aliased. But when I open them as root, their font look anti-aliased and pretty. Desktop ...
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Console keymapping

I have installed Arch Linux on my Thinkpad W530, and none of the Fn-Fx keys or the volume buttons work. However, they do work before I have booted into Arch at the Grub menu. (I can change the ...
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Arch Sound output only showing as Headphone while no headphone plugged

I've struggled couple of days to fix this issue with installing / uninstalling / editing alsa , pulseaudio setting but no luck . One time i was able to fix audio with alsamixer and select output ...
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Arch Linux - installation with old iso image

Are there any issues when installing Arch Linux with an old ISO image? Generally all packages are downloaded from mirrors during installation, but I want to be sure.
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How to start x11vnc by socket (ie only when needed)

Actually I start x11vnc in /home/odroid/.config/lxsession/LXDE/autostart with @/bin/x11vnc -bg -forever -shared -rfbauth /home/odroid/.vnc-passwd -noxdamage -norc -noxrecord -capslock -no6 -rfbport ...
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pacman-key --init takes too long and does not exit

First, I am new to Arch Linux. I have installed Arch Linux on my system and now when I try to install something using pacman, it gives me an error that the key 'xxxxxxx' was not found. I Googled and ...
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Systemd : How to execute script at shutdown only (not at reboot)

There is a lot of solution here to execute a script at shutdown/reboot, but I want my script to only execute at shutdown. I've tried to put my script in /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-shutdown, and check ...
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Installing Arch Linux on Thinkpad W530

I am installing Arch Linux on a Thinkpad W530, using the LiveCD. When I boot from the LiveCD, at the Syslinux bootloader screen, my hardware buttons (volume/mute) and Fn-keys work. I am able to ...
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Arch Linux Gnome 3 slow login -> desktop transition and 2 gnome-sessions when booting up

I have a fresh install of Arch Linux using Gnome 3 as my Desktop Environment. I also installed nvidia proprietary drivers for my GTX 970. The problem i'm facing is that after my log-in screen pops up ...
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I can't exit my local network

I have a Wimax Router for my internet access (192.168.15.1 on local) connected to micro hub. I have a ARM Archlinux odroid machine (192.168.15.2) connected to same Hub. I have Ubuntu PC (192.168.15.10)...
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How to switch arch linux to lts kernel?

I'm running a headless server installation of arch linux. The high rate of kernel upgrades caused me some maintainance headache and I therefore wish to switch to the lts kernel. I already installed ...
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Reinstall corrupted vmlinuz-linux

I'm dual booting Arch Linux and Windows 8.1. I forgot to disable "Fast Startup" on Windows, and it corrupted vmlinuz-linux in the /boot partition. When I try to boot into Arch from Gummiboot, I ...
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arch linux apache start at boot crash

I have Raspberry Pi B+ with Arch Linux installed and at boot time, apache web server does not start: [xxx@rpi ~]# systemctl status -l httpd * httpd.service - Apache Web Server Loaded: loaded (/usr/...
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Arch linux ( kvm/qemu virtualization ) failed to open libiscsi.so.4

I have fallowed the steps from Arch Linux #KVM and #qemu 1) sudo pacman -S then installed libs libvirt libiscsi libaio qemu qemu-arch-extra qemu-block-iscsi qemu-block-rbd qemu-block-gluster ...
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Arch Gnome: GTK themes not working properly [duplicate]

I've just installed arch linux with the gnome desktop and I can't get some themes to work properly (most of them) the only one that works is the numix theme but just the default one, any other theme ...
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NixOS installation on multi-boot system with GRUB (from Arch installation)

I have one physical disk (/dev/sda) which is divided in /dev/sda1 (which is /boot bootable GRUB2 partition used and setup with Arch) and /dev/sda2 which is my cryptroot that, when unlocked, is a ...
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Bootable disk not recognized by my laptop?

I have an Asus ux303 laptop and I am trying to install ArchLinux on it. I think I already have installed it on the harddrive, however BIOS will not even show the harddrive in Bootable options. When ...
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NodeJS - error npm undefined symbol uv_fs_realpath

i'm trying to install yo (linux) using npm npm install -g yo but i get this error : node: symbol lookup error: node: undefined symbol: uv_fs_realpath when i only type npm, it return same error ...
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compton i3 tabbed/stacked transparency background image

I have a rule in compton (on i3) that when I am in tabbed/stacked mode, I see not a window from the tabbed container but my background image behind my semitransparent terminal. But for some reason, ...
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What exactly `systemctl --user enable SERVICE` means?

I expected systemctl --user enable SERVICE to start the service on login, which is not happening. Then what is it supposed to mean?
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Desktop notification

I would like to create a notification, which appears, when turning the Caps Lock on/off. I am using GNOME and I tried the notify-send, but it is too "busy" and involving and I want something more ...
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How to install Megasync client in Arch-based Antergos Linux

The client seems absent in the repositories in the latest Antergos Linux. Although here it is said that it is supposed to be accessible via AUR.
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Accessing the NVMe flash drive of the April 2016 MacBook 12" (A1534)

I'm trying to install Linux on the new April 2016 MacBook 12" (A1534). Booting from USB via EFI works fine: I tried Arch Linux (2016.05.01, kernel 4.5.1) and Ubuntu (16.04, kernel 4.4.0-21; and ...
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apache and php Segmentation fault [closed]

I have recently migrated to Archlinux. I installed Apache, php and mysql according to the Arch Linux LAMP wiki page. Now I have setup a virtual host for my new Symfony project. For every request I ...
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Disable usb keyboard during suspend

I want to disable an external usb keyboard whenever the computer is put into suspend mode so that the computer can't be woken by press on the usb keyboard. I was referred to this site, but I don't ...
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I have to restart sshd every time I reboot

I have an arch machine that I use as a local server. It used to be that every time I rebooted it (which was not often), I had to login and enter # dhcpcd net0. After that, I could ssh into it from my ...
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Unable to log in to any user accounts on a fresh install of Arch linux

Has anyone run into the issue of not being able to log into their root account after a fresh install of Arch Linux? I have tried setting the root password twice with the passwd command within the ...
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How to set a directory's permissions for group read/execute access

I am running Arch and have just install XAMPP. I have change changed my document root to /srv which is a separate EXT4 partition. I have set the Apache HTTP server to use a group called "http". I have ...
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How do I fix the error 403 I am getting with XAMPP while I am using mod_userdir?

I am running Arch Linux and I decided to use XAMPP so I can create and test web pages. Anyway, I followed the instructions given in the site and extracted it to /opt/lampp and I also uncommented the ...
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How can I start Apache on Arch Linux w/systemd using passphrase protected SSL keys?

I'm relatively new to using Arch Linux and think I must be missing the obvious way to do this correctly, but –short of starting the daemon on my own– I can't figure out how to get passphrase protected ...
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Cannot Compile Apache: “Error, SSL/TLS libraries were missing or unusable”

Arch Linux 2011.08.19 (Linux 3.4.2 i686) Apache 2.2.22 → 2.2.22 (recompile & reinstall) OpenSSL 1.0.1.c-1 These details are likely irrelevant, but: I’m using yaourt with customizepkg to build ...
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blk_update_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0

I recently started noticing some blk_update_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0 errors on my second computer running Arch Linux that I use as a server. This began when I had to reboot the computer ...
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How to encrypt a live root fs remotely and unlock it via ssh

I have a Linux Arch system running on a VPS. The rootfs is installed on a LVM partition. I would like to overlay an encrypted container on this partition, then reinstall the rootfs on it and enable ...
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How to add desktop notifications in gnome for guake on command finishing?

gnome 3.20.2, guake 0.8.4-1, dconf 0.26.0-1, arch linux 4.5.2-1-ARCH. I'd like to add notifications for guake app (when it's hidden). I want to be notified when some command finishes or on prompts (...
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Python can't import pysmp on Arch Linux

I successfully installed pysnmp with yoaurt –S pysnmp, but when I try to execture a scipt with Python 2.7 which has import pysnmp, I get $ python2.7 test_script.txt.py Traceback (most recent call ...
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TP-LINK TL-WN722N weird behavior

I tried using the TP-LINK TL-WN722N wifi adapter with my fresh Arch Linux installation, but it has a really weird behavior. In my house, I have 2 access point, from which one is easily accessible from ...
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Why am I getting “Cannot connect to the Docker daemon” when the daemon is running?

The Docker service is clearly running: $ systemctl status docker.service ● docker.service - Docker Application Container Engine Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/docker.service; enabled; ...
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What is the -c [start-directory] in “tmux new-session” command? [duplicate]

In the manual new-session -c option is listed as use to specify [start-directory] with no further explanation. I have a few question to help me understand: What is start-directory used for? Does ...
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How is it possible that gnome-software can install applications in arch without root access?

I don't have much experience with arch, but in Ubuntu you always needed root, and with pacman -S you need it as well, but if I use gnome-software then it installs without any problems! How is this ...
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Why X server runs on TTY1 and not TTY7 on Arch Linux?

Edit: it seems Arch now uses TTY7 for X by default, so this question is irrelevant I've used Debian derivates (*buntu, CrunchBang), Mandriva, OpenSuSE, Fedora, name it.. all of them had X server at ...
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Emacs strange appearance

After update the newest version of KDE (Plasma ver. 5.6.3, Frameworks 5.21.0) and kernel 4.5.2-1 ARCH, the menu bar of Emacs becomes ugly The same error appears in Firefox: the options in right-...
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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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How to install Arch Linux root file system on LVM thin LVs on LUKS on GUID partitioned device?

I'm not able to boot a freshly installed Arch Linux system with its root file system residing on a LVM thinly provisioned logical volume on a LUKS encrypted partition on a GUID partitioned device. ...
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tty, console prompt customization?

My Arch based system directly boots to tty and i never use x system or gui. I want to change prompt or whatever which looks like [root@0 ~]#. I want to change it to current time 12 hours format and no ...
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Is it ok to run as root on Arch Linux? [duplicate]

I read an Arch Linux blog as well as googling this but I haven't found information on running as root on Arch... I have an Arch based system. Sudo is not installed by default, that's why for months I'...
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gnome-terminal stopped working

My gnome-terminal 3.16.2-1 stopped working after a system update. I am running Linux arch 4.1.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Aug 17 08:52:28 CEST 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux. When launching it I recieve ...
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GRUB confuses kernels/initramfs of Ubuntu and Arch Linux installation

I have a machine that used to dual-boot Ubuntu (16.04 currently) and Windows 7, with Ubuntu's GRUB as boot loader. Now I just added Arch Linux as third OS, following the official installation ...
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Set new default file manager in firefox on Archlinux

I'm trying to use Dolphin as file chooser for Firefox in Archlinux instead of Nautilus. I've read this but it did not solve my problem. The config seems related to firefox as xdg-mime query default ...
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Wep authentification fails with netctl

When trying to connect to a network protected by wep on my laptop I get the following error: Wpa association / authentification failed for interface <interface> I have the latest version of ...
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Arch: Cannot open kernel arbiter, no multicard support

I'm currently using Arch Linux on a Chrombook Flip C100P in conjunction with the xf86-video-armsoc driver. When printing the /dev/dri folder on my device as root, it detects the following: card0 ...