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change Xfce4 brightness notification position

Is it possible to change the xfce4-notifyd brightness notification positioning? Example: position brightness notification like volume change notification (in my case in the upper right corner). Is ...
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Arch ntpd/ntpdate not synchronizng clock

My raspi running Arch isnt updating time with NTPD. Im running [root@fatpi ~]# cat /proc/version Linux version 3.10.28-1-ARCH (nobody@root-armv6-copy) (gcc version 4.8.2 20131219 (prerelease) ...
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/sbin/init does not exist - Bailing out, you are on your own. Good luck

I'm trying to install arch linux. When I boot up, it gives me the message found below. ERROR: Root device mounted successfully, but /sbin/init does not exist. Bailing out, you are on your own now. ...
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Trouble with dbus and systemd/user

I have systemd set up so that using systemctl start user@me will start my user services as I expect, but my dbus one just won't go (which I need for PulseAudio). Is there some way I can check dbus or ...
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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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Gnome won't log in.. Black screen

I installed Arch on my external HDD and set it up with GNOME, but when I get to the login screen I type the correct password then the will go black and return to the login screen, can anyone identify ...
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Gentoo Linux Still Popular Today? [closed]

I have installed Gentoo Linux on a Thinkpad T42 and an earlier version Acer Laptop. But it has been years, installation on one laptop after another. I even planned to go further to install Funtoo ...
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htop gives blank screen

Previously I was using htop on 32-bit Manjaro, and it worked fine, then I switched to 64-bit ArchLinux, when starting htop it shows a blank screen, and any key press does nothing. I've tried to add ...
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Where node.js was installed?

I have installed node.js by : $ yaourt -S nodejs But where node.js (Dir) was installed?
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Boot fails after reinstall GRUB

I unfortunately had to install Windows 8.1 in my computer and after doing so, I tried to reinstall GRUB following the next steps: Booted with the Live CD Mounted my system partition: mount ...
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bootloader configuration with GPT, RAID1, and LVM

Using the GUID Partition Table and RAID 1, the bootloader (syslinux or GRUB) is not able to boot into the machine, which was installed with Arch Linux. First off, there are two drives identical ...
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Make yakuake outputting correct characters

I have some files that using japanese, korean and chinese characters in their filename, this is the example filename 栗山千明 - おいしい季節決定的三分間.rar but when i tried to ls -w1 *.rar in the yakuake console, ...
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How to set up AMD Cayman/Antilles HDMI Audio (Radeon HD 6900 series)?

I've got an AMD Radeon HD 6950 card: $ lspci | grep AMD 03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cayman PRO [Radeon HD 6950] 03:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro ...
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xdg-open default applications behavior

When I have no defaults.list and mimeapps.list, xdg-open opens text/plain with gvim. But when I create defaults.list in /usr/share/applications/ and add the following lines : [Default Applications] ...
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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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How do I update grub in Arch Linux

In Ubuntu we use below command to update grub 0.98 : sudo update-grub But how do I update grub version 2.00 in Arch Linux ? `
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How to let GDM shares monitor configure with GNOME?

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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installing nvidia driver on archlinux and mining dogecoin

I have a GeForce GTX660 and I'm trying to install the latest nvidia driver to ultimately be able to mine dogecoins with these installation instructions It says to put my kernel version in my PKGBUILD ...
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mkinitcpio did not include modules.devname in cpio image

I'm running Arch Linux with a customized kernel. I modified the PKGBUILD from abs, and renamed the package to linux-custom. The PKGBUILD is fine, after installation I could see the modules.devname in ...
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Understanding Arch Linux release cycle

I'm new to Arch and perhaps this question has been asked hunderd of times before but I culdn't find an answer even in the official Arch documentation like this: ...
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How can I set the keyboard right on X?

Note: forked of this per recommendation here. I made a foolish typo for UTF-8, and expected that when I fixed it, the keyboard on X would work right. Since making this errant change, I was no ...
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How can I make the TTY use the appropriate charset?

Note: forked of this per recommendation here. While I got the X keyboard layout right on my own after I fixed that stupid typo, I still can't set the console charset, key map, font map, or whatever ...
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Problems with the locale; can't make Arch Linux use UFT-8 [closed]

Note: The real problems behind this are presented here, as per a recommendation on meta. This question should be closed as a non-reproducible off-topic because its main problem is solved by correcting ...
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How to bind USB device under a static name?

I have an arduino which sometimes gets bound to /dev/ttyUSB0 and other times to /dev/ttyUSB1 making my script fail. I do not want to enumerate all the possibilities of where my device could be, but I ...
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Enable systemd-baclight@intel_backlight instead of systemd-backlight@acpi_video0

I have 2 files in /sys/class/backlight/ - acpi_video0 and intel_backlight. intel_backlight is the one which controls my screen brightness (echo/cat), however acpi_video0 is the default. By default ...
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How to install with pacman in ArchLinux without asking the user y/n? [duplicate]

I am looking for the equivalent of RHEL's yum -y in ArchLinux's pacman so that I can install packages with a shell script without asking the user questions.
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Arch Linux slow shutdown

I'm soffering from a very slow shutdown/reboot with Arch Linux, so I followed instruction given here to enable logging. So here is the log generated during (slow) reboot that unfortunatelly I can't ...
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Installing a .deb package on Arch - Is it possible?

The problem is simple - I have a .deb package and I want to install it on my Arch Linux. Is this possible? If yes, how?
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launch x11vnc on bootup

I am using archlinux version 3.10.27-1-ARCH on my remote PC and I would like it to launch x11vnc server on successful bootup. Though i can start the x11vnc server manually, I am having trouble ...
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Arch-Linux: Chrome first start takes about 15 seconds

First start of Google-Chrome after boot takes about 10-15 Seconds, after that chrome starts immediately. On my previous Fedora installation, this was not the case. So I thought this must be ...
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How to download all man pages for read offline?

I like read man pages offline instead of search manual on the web. I saw some commands does't have man pages on the machine but exist on internet. For exampe there is no man pace of the xrdb command ...
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Arch-Linux: no boot messages

I'm fairly new to Arch-Linux so maybe this Question is a little bit ridiculous. If I boot the "Live-CD" of Arch-Linux, I see which services are successfully started, indicated by a green [OK] message. ...
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Arch-Linux: xmonad configuration [closed]

I'm fairly new to Arch-Linux, but I managed to get my Thinkpad up and running with Xmonad as a window manager. Now I want to configure Xmonad, but I don't know Haskell very well and all xmonad.hs ...
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yaourt curl error: Couldn't connect to server

I'm trying to install some packages with yaourt. For example, when I try to install Google Chrome, I get the following error: $ yaourt google-chrome curl error: Couldn't connect to server I can ...
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X keyboard layout unable to toggle

I don't understand why alt_shift_toggle is not triggers keyboard layout switch This is what I have localectl status System Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8 VC Keymap: us X11 Layout: us,ru X11 ...
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Recognise extra keyboard keys: Steelseries Apex

I've got a new keyboard (Steelseries Apex). It has extra key, but I can't get linux to detect it. I tried xev, getscancodes, showkey --scancodes and dmesg! Any of those command give me error or code ...
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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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Steam with Wine having bug with popups

I'm on Arch Linux 64 bits running Steam on a 32 bits Wine and whenever Steam opens a popup, it starts gliding towards the lower right corner, only stopping when I hover it with my mouse and ...
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Internetless/Remote Arch Install

Don't have a WiFi card compatible with any modules for Linux or Ethernet, but I do have working OS X install with WiFi. Do have brew on OS X, and it being OSX, most Linux programs will run. How can I ...
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Graphic glitches with Llano APU in gnome 3 (Arch)

I recently installed Arch Linux on my Mini-ITX machine using the recommended xf86-video-ati driver for the AMD Llano-APU. XFCE works -- with compositing -- perfectly fine, but Gnome 3 shows a lot of ...
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Why do some characters show as squares in Chrome?

For example in the dev tools I get something like: Some of these squares are at the end of lines, initially I thought they were carriage returns but it turns out they aren't. Also, squares appear ...
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Install Arch Linux alongside Ubuntu 12.04

I have a windows 8.1 on which I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (dual OS). Now I also want to install Arch Linux alongside windows and ubuntu. Please tell me the how to do this on Ubuntu. I have a gparted ...
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Gnome 3.6.1 doesn't work with startx anymore, only with gdm

I normally prefer my system to boot in text mode and manually start Gnome with startx but if I do that with Gnome 3.6.1, I get many errors and a basically unusable operating system. After installing ...
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How to make changes in nvidia-settings tool persistent

I want to disable VSync (it's called "Sync to VBlank" in nvidia-settings) for my nvidia graphics card. But the configuration only takes effect if I start the nvidia-settings tool. After rebooting ...
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IgnorePkg doesn't work for gvim and vim-runtime package

I use a modified vim in Arch Linux, so I blocked gvim and vim-runtime from upgrading: In /etc/pacman.conf I have: IgnorePkg = gvim , vim-runtime, vim, ... But when I do pacman -Syu, it still checks ...
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Subversion (svn) doesn't store passwords in gnome-keyring

I fight with svn since 2 hours to store my password inside the gnome keyring, but nothing worked. I'm on a fresh installed archlinux system with the following packages installed: acl 2.2.52-1 ...
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Different behaviour of systemctl suspend when executed via i3 wm key binding

I am using the i3 tiling windows manager in combination with light-locker to lock the screen. Light-locker displays a lock message on the locked TTY and shows the password screen on a second TTY. ...
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Plymouth splash not working and causing VT problems

Since I tried installing Plymouth (boot splash), I'm facing two problems : It's not working My Virtual Terminals (tt1 - 6) aren't working anymore Here what I did : Added plymouth hook (after ...
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Arch Linux install doesn't boot

I've got Arch Linux mostly installed, and I seem to have installed GRUB with no problem. My partition table looks like this: cgdisk 0.8.7 Disk ...
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Change confirm-box default positions

I would like to change default position of confirm boxes. For example: When I clicking on Shutdown button, the confirm box position is located on Top-Left by default. How do I change default ...