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How can I use the scroll lock key to toggle the back light on my keyboard?

I recently purchased a backlit keyboard that requires Scroll Lock for toggling the lights. I quickly came into some issues that can be worked around with a few simple bash commands - See this thread. ...
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Netctl causes getty to clear the screen and re-display the issue message

I have systemd configured to not clear the terminal before calling getty, and also getty itself is run with the --noclear option, so that my boot messages are left displayed when the login prompt from ...
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Using Super(Win)-Key with shortcuts on latest GNOME

I am running Arch Linux x86_64 with GNOME 3.18.3-1 x86_64 as desktop-environment. In an earlier version of GNOME I successfully used the Super_L-Key for shortcuts, but now that key isn't gonna be ...
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How to zoom into my desktop but maintain high resolution for fonts etc?

I recently bought a 4K screen (or UHD i.e. 2160p to be exact) and use it on my tower running Arch Linux. As a window manager I use awesome which runs on top of compton for tear-free compositing, as ...
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Dropbox installation stuck with permission

I tried to install Dropbox on my PC running Archlinux and I followed the command at Dropbox webpage. The first command is ok, but when I tried the second command, it gives me the error: ...
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Unable to scale Chrome on Hdpi screen for Arch Linux

I have a MBPR 13 running Arch Linux with only xorg and xmonad. However im not able to scale Chrome for Hdpi instead everything is super tiny. What I have tried so far is the reccomendations on Arch ...
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Deadbeef doesn't show up in sound applet of Cinnamon

I have installed Cinnamon desktop, VLC and Deadbeef. When I play an audio file or a video with VLC, I can control it via the sound applet, but when I play music from Deadbeef, there is no signal from ...
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How can I fix my sound on an Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02) ALC662?

I am running Arch Linux. There is no sound coming from this card, despite a driver "snd_hda_intel" having been loaded. Sounds is coming out of the left speaker. I've googled this and I have found ...
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Is there a way to install Arch Linux without any installation media?

I want to install Arch Linux on my laptop machine. I have created a 20GB partition (/dev/sda5) to be used as Arch Linux root partition. I tried installing using a USB thumbdrive (I don't have a CD ...
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How can I make my user services wait till the network is online?

I have written a couple of systemd user service files which I want users to enable and which need a working network connection. I thought that would be as easy as: Wants=network-online.target ...
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Is there a way I can auto-connect to a network with a certain SSID using Connman?

I want to create a script that will auto-connect to a network if it has a certain SSID. I am not sure if that is possible with Connman. Can I tell Connman to connect with X credentials if it finds a ...
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Cannot access the hardware clock as a non-root user

I try to use the hwclock but I get this output: [arkadi@arkadi-linux /home/arkadi $]hwclock hwclock: Cannot access the Hardware Clock via any known method. hwclock: Use the --debug option to see the ...
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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 do I dual boot Windows and Archlinux when they are physically installed in different harddrive?

I installed Arch Linux and Windows in separate harddrive (not partition, but real spinning disk drive). Each OS has their own boot because I was hoping to move Arch Linux directly to another machine ...
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How to set maximum distance between two finger for two finger scroll?

I'm on a MacBook Pro running fresh Arch on Gnome 3 with xf86-input-libinput. I'm trying to find any setting to configure a maximum distance for detecting two finger for scroll, is there a way to set ...
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how to download entire arch repository recursively?

What's the command to just download a package without installing it? I know pacman -U /file/location is for installing, but not downloading. so here is my question: how to recursively download the ...
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Arch Linux not showing bootloader on UEFI system

I recently installed Arch on my laptop (Dell Precision M4500). I had just changed the hard disk so I had to partition from scratch during the installation. I chose to go for a GPT partition and also ...
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Poor signal on bluetooth

I'm having some difficulties with my Bluetooth keyboard on Arch Linux. Using these other OS's, no problems with the range of Bluetooth, range: about 6 meters: Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8.1, 64-bit ...
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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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Android Emulator on Arch Linux

I would like to run Android Emulator on Arch Linux. Is there any way to run Android Emulator on Arch Linux?
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Bridged interfaces do not have internet access

I'm trying to run a QEMU VM but it doesn't have an internet access, only access to the host and a Docker network. What I did: Created a bridge with: brctl addbr virbr0; Turned it on: ip link set up ...
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How to create lowercase pi (“π”) with compose key?

I'm pretty sure I used to be able to create lowercase pi characters using Composepi (as described on for example fsymbols.com), but it no longer works. My compose key works for other characters (like ...
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Thunar icon for custom folder in /home

Example: I want a "Code" folder in /home along with "Documents", "Pictures", and whatnot. I can make a folder called "Code" but how do I make a custom folder icon like the other /home subdirs have? I ...
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Usb drive not detected /arch

I have this USB drive that doesn't seem to be detected neither on lsblk or fdisk. Here are some outputs: Dmesg: [93812.546850] usb 2-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 33 using ehci-pci ...
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Incoming traffic on port 80 not working

I am attempting to set up an Apache server on my arch linux installation. This machine has an ethernet connection with a public IP address. I have tried repeatedly to connect from outside computers ...
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Arch Linux: gdm gives “Oh no something has gone wrong…”

I recently decided that I will no longer use Ubuntu and give Arch Linux a shot. I did everything according to the Beginner's guide on Arch Wiki, which worked. Next I wanted to install the Cinnamon ...
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How to run systemd user service to trigger on sleep (aka. suspend, hibernate)?

Based on various sources I have cobbled together ~/.config/systemd/user/screenlock.service: [Unit] Description=Lock X session Before=sleep.target [Service] Environment=DISPLAY=:0 ...
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Why is almost every program complaining about my locale?

I'm using Arch Linux, and I've followed the directions on the wiki about setting my locale. Nearly every program that runs complains about the locale - even locale. It looks like this: % locale ...
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Sound stopped working in Archlinux [closed]

After years without an issue with ALSA, sound stopped working. My system: [root@myArch jm]# uname -a Linux myArch 4.2.3-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Oct 3 19:08:23 CEST 2015 i686 GNU/Linux My card: ...
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Alsamixer not working no sound

The sound is no more working on my machine. before that I was running mocp my computer was turned off accidently when I type alsamixer as a root in terminal I get: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR ...
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How do I install smooth-tasks on Antergos?

Really new to Arch so pardon me if this is an uber simple question. I installed Antergos with KDE as the desktop environment. I've used Ubuntu before this with KDE and used smooth-tasks for my app ...
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How can the link target of /dev/rtc be changed?

On my Beaglebone Black I added a I2C real-time-clock to not being reliant on ntpd to maintain accurate timing. The outcome is that there are two special device files in /dev. These are /dev/rtc0 and ...
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how do i download packages manually and install them then?

i want to do this without internet connection, as i go where i don't have internet? for arch-based what's the command to download and after that how do i install packages from terminal? how to write a ...
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pacman could not find database

I want to install sudo. So I type in pacman -S sudo. But then I get the following errors: warning: database file for 'extra' does not exist warning: database file for 'community' does not exist ...
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In Arch Linux how can I find out which package to install that will contain file X?

I'm looking for a package that provides a specific binary, so I can install it. how can I search to find out what packages provide this binary? (note: I know there's at least one tool that does this, ...
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X server only starts as root

I have an Arch Linux system, stock kernel and drivers. For some strange reason, xinit produces an error when it is started by a non-root user. The logs say this: (EE) parse_vt_settings: Cannot ...
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trigger udev rules from systemd

I have one of those hdds, that have a very aggressive power management. To prevent load cycles from rising in to critical numbers I wrote an udev rule: SUBSYSTEM=="block", SUBSYSTEMS=="scsi", ...
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GDB throws error on Arch Linux

When I try stepping through a program, gdb throws this error std::ostream::operator<< (this=0x6013c0 <std::cout@@GLIBCXX_3.4>, __n=2) at ...
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Why does ArchLinux keep some users/groups after package uninstallation?

I've noticed that after uninstalling the postgresql package in ArchLinux the postgres user and group are not removed automatically. The same is true for some other packages. Investigating this ...
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Installing Arch Linux and no hard drive detected

I have a Macbook Pro 2011 and the original hard drive died this past week. I had it dual booted with OS X and Arch Linux. Since the drive was old, I decided it was time for an upgrade and I bought a ...
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How to access contextual menu in gnome 3 dash from keyboard?

My question is simple: How do I access the contextual menu from my keyboard inside gnome 3? I've seen other answers reffering to a menu key or button but not all laptops come with that button, mine ...
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Installing Xorg on ASRock AM1H-ITX (Xen DomU Arch-Linux LXQT): startx and no screens

Dom0: Arch Linux DomU: Arch Linux The problem seems to be that the DomU can't find the Video Card. inxi -F (DomU) System: Host: ArkOS_Dev Kernel: 4.2.5-1-ARCH x86_64 (64 bit) Console: tty 0 ...
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Laptop Touchpad suddenly not working on Arch Linux

I've been struggling to get synaptic to work properly since installing arch on my laptop about a year ago, and its finally broken completely. I need help figuring out why, as nothing I've done in the ...
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Setting login screen keyboard

I'm running Arch Linux with the Gnome desktop environment. Using the Gnome settings I can add the dvorak keyboard layout and switch between with the shortcut key, but whenever start the computer the ...
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Unable to run Sugar on Arch Linux due to PyGIWarning

Installing Sugar environment on Arch. I just installed a fresh Arch Linux just to run Sugar on it. After downloading sugar from AUR using yaourt -S sugar I wanted to run Sugar using sugar-runner ...
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Grepping and sedding IP from ip addr show

I'm trying to get just the local IP of my Arch VM. I've managed to get just the line containing what I want with grep, but I also want to trim it down with sed. inet <<192.168.0.16>>/24 ...
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Long-running R script is getting killed automatically

I'm attempting to run an experiment for my masters thesis that involves an R script that has to run for quite a while (up to 24 hours of 100% cpu usage). It's a single-core process, and as far as I ...
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How to bind bash script to a key combination?

I have a lock-screen script that I wish to execute upon a key combination such as Ctrl+L, but cannot seem to bind the script to the key combination. Is such a thing possible? I gave the script a ...
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WiFi troubles when power adapter is connected

I'm having troubles with my WiFi router and my laptop at home. Communication between the two is crappy. So I made some test and also I tried different wifi channels and I discovered a weird thing: If ...
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Grub installation error on Arch

I have followed this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqh9AQt3nho to install Arch everything worked fine till 10.34 i.e before installing grub ,I tried to install grub using grub-install ...