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How do I fix an “unknown chipset” error when booting Arch Linux?

I have a laptop with this hardware: intel i5 nvidia 820m graphics card 64bit system with uefi boot I burned the Arch Linux ISO to USB, and I am getting the option to choose Arch on booting the ...
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Figure out at what time the machine was suspended

I suspended my machine and now got back to work. I want to figure out at what time I suspended the machine. Is there any way to somehow look up the time?
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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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How to take variables from another Makefile in shell script

I want to use the variables from another Makefile under the directory ~/kernelbuild/linux-3.14.37 in my own shell script. Following is the variables that I need: VERSION = 3 PATCHLEVEL = 14 SUBLEVEL ...
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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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Can I use my SIM card slot to telephone?

My laptop (a Thinkpad T440) has a SIM card slot which is meant to be used for internet, though I haven't tested that yet since I don't have any SIM cards with internet contracts. However, is it ...
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Shell script for automated kernel compilation

I am trying to write a shell script to build a custom kernel on Arch Linux. I have succeeded to do write all the steps described in the Arch Linux kernel compilation page: ...
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Unable to run a device in GenyMotion emulator

I have installed GenyMotion and its dependencies(Virtual Box, ...) from AUR. Now I'm trying to run a device in GenyMotion emulator but gets me following error: Unable to load VirtualBox engine. ...
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web cam starting hangs os

I faced a strange effect as ... when my notebook wakes up from suspend I can start and close my web cam with guvcview 1-3 times; But after while on 3dr or 4th starting attempt (I didn't count for ...
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Package management strategy with Pacman

Since I switched my favorite distro to Gentoo I have been very familiar with the following pattern for installing and removing packages: Install a bunch of applications that do pretty much the same ...
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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?
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Is there a way to edit xfce4 autostart applications in a terminal?

I'm using xfce4 as desktop environment on my arch-linux machine and recently made the decision to replace the window manager (xfwm4) and give xmonad a try. I followed this guide and downloaded the ...
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How does systemd-tmpfiles work?

I'm trying to change the value of /sys/bus/usb/devices/4-3/power/wakeup at every boot (4-3 according to my lsusb, it's the keyboard ID). The default value is: # cat ...
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When saving INTO OUTFILE from mysql on a systemd based system, the output file is grabbed by systemd — why?

I regularly run simple reports from a mysql (actually, mariaDB) database: MariaDB [acts]> SELECT resolution, title FROM acts ORDER BY resolution INTO OUTFILE '/tmp/acts-titles.txt'; Recently I ...
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Harddisk changes name - Archlinux

I just installed Archlinux, so I am very new to this. When booting, it suddenly happens, that my SSD is not mounted as "sda" like when I installed Arch, but as "sdd" or "sdf". If this happens, my ...
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How can I responsibly run updates automatically on Arch Linux?

I'm a bit of a newcomer to Arch Linux and still getting used to some of its paradigms. I come with a lot of habits from another distro that was quite a bit more structured and in some ways ...
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GNOME 3.14 and Google Drive integration

In Gnome 3.14 On Line Account Settings, if I add a Google account, under "use this account for" I can switch Documents on/off. This in my understanding should synchronize my documents with my Google ...
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Firefox font problem

I installed Firefox and have some issues with changing display fonts and default paragraph fonts. I tried to change the fonts in preferences > content settings but no changes showed. Has anyone ...
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File owner changes after editing a group editable file

I use archlinux x64. I'm studying web development and in order to edit files served by Apache under srv/http, directory which Apache serves, I created a group adding my user and Apache's user so I ...
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Dropped connections with b43 driver using Broadcom BCM43228 wireless chip on Arch Linux

I managed to get my wireless working with the b43-firmware package in the AUR and for at least a month it worked perfectly. However, recently the internet connection has been dropping out. I'm ...
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Installing Arch Linux from existing Linux

I probably have some sort of misconception about the process of installing Arch Linux from a running Linux system. My goal is to set up Arch Linux on a remote virtual server I only have SSH root ...
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Ip route: Routing with two interfaces (only one connected to Internet)

I have this problem: I have a laptop with WiFi and eth. The WiFi is connected to the internet and has the following config: 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.1 as gateway The eth is connected in this way ...
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No qemu-debootstrap in Arch Linux

I just installed lxc in Arch Linux, but the qemu-debootstrap binary seems missing, This command sudo lxc-create -n test -t ubuntu -P /run/shm/1 complains about that. I couldn't find it with either ...
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Why is the Scroll Lock key disabled in Cinnamon/Linux/Xorg?

I recently purchased a backlit keyboard that was designed such that the Scroll Lock key was used to toggle the back light. I quickly found that Cinnamon does not respond properly when the Scroll Lock ...
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Why the iPython (>version 1.2) notebook markdown cell cannot be executed automatically?

I setup an iPython server on my laptop under Arch Linux and using google Chrome to access iPython notebook files. For iPython verison <= 1.2, the markdown cell in the notebook file can be executed ...
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CKB Arch - Daemon run on startup

I have a Corsair K65 RGB Keyboard. To start it working, I had to clone https://github.com/ccMSC/ckb , compile and run the [clonedir]/ckb/bin/ckb-daemon . Every time I boot, I have to pull out my old ...
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Need help creating a Live SD card

I'm having a bit of of a nightmare. I'm trying to create a bootable SD with Arch on it after failing miserably earlier today in VirtualBox fdisk output : Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 32.0 GB, 32010928128 ...
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Installing Arch on HP Chromebook 11 (praying I didn't brick it)

I'm attempting to get into Arch Linux ARM by installing it onto an HP Chromebook 11. I was following this post but fell off the path when it came time to restart and boot from the USB. When I start ...
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Arch Linux openSSH frequently drops connection

I'm running a VM using Oracle's VirtualBox. The OS is the latest version of Arch, 64-bit. For some odd reason, every so often (frequently enough to be very annoying and making it almost impossible ...
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How to debug failing service in Arch Linux

I have a application which i can run without any problems as a normal application. The application is using I2C and WiFi. I can detect the data flow through wireshark so i can confirm that it is ...
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systemctl not restarting log with SystemMaxUse variable set

On Arch Linux ARM i am trying to keep the journal logs to a maximum but it does not seem like systemctl cares. Here is my /etc/systemd/journald.conf file: [Journal] SystemMaxUse=2M ...
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I2C errors blocking network access

I have a service (systemctl) running in the background which is communicating with I2C devices/slaves. In certain situations a I2C slave can be lost, and this will result in continuous I2C errors . ...
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Unable to boot after installing grub for new Arch Linux Install on Acer S7

I have followed the instructions on the Arch Linux beginner's guide to do a dual boot on an Acer S7-392. I only did not do the initramfs part and I did not create the partitions at the install since I ...
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Getting “Error removing file: Permission denied.” in Arch when trying to delete a file with a right click

How can I avoid this problem? I am tired of having to delete everything by writing sudo every time. Is it possible to just grant root privileges to the user so I do not have to run sudo every single ...
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netctl not auto-connecting consistently

I am trying to setup my wifi network in Arch Linux ARM to auto-connect at home and office. But it is not always connecting automatically as intended. netctl list * wlan0-Spaceship wlan0-Cremehead ...
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Reloading specific base files

I am using Arch Linux and I have cleared the fstab file on accident. Of course I regenerate the fstab with genfstab -U -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab the thing is, I do not know what was in the ...
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Console font - how to show accents?

Arch linux on VirtualBox. My problem is the console (not X) does not show accents like "á ã ç". The problem is showing, not typing. I have a text file with these accents and when I use "cat" the ...
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Applications that start with a system

I've got an Arch linux and every time I start the system it opens applications, that I don't want to be opened. It starts me Ark, Mozilla firefox and the folder "download". Why does this happen? How ...
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Shell script printing blank $USER variable when executed by Smartd

I have created a script that smartd daemon (smartmontools) executes as per command below. DEVICESCAN -a -m email -M test -M exec /usr/share/smartmontools/my-script -n stand... Smartd appears to be ...
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Why does `systemctl enable rpcbind' change the volume of my sound? And how do I prevent this?

I just did: $ systemctl enable rpcbind And this caused the volume on my headphones to increase severly. First off, I don't understand why this happens, as rpcbind seems completely unrelated to my ...
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Mouse does not interact with XFCE

I run XFCE 4.10 in Archlinux and I have had my mouse (and/or XFCE) behaving weirdly for a couple of days. The mouse works fine when I first start XFCE. I can interact normally with UI features. ...
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bluetooth.service unresponsive to stop or restart - Can't read local name on hci0: Connection timed out (110)

I'm having some bluetooth issues that are causing the hciX device to malfunction. I have a python program that runs that does some stuff with the hciX devices Every now and again, one of the hciX ...
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Where to put scripts that run when computer is resumed?

I need to lock the screen when my computer is waken up from memory suspend, So I tried to put the following script to /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d and /etc/pm/sleep.d, but it never got executed, ...
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Why do I have to insert USB storage twice to mount it?

Often, I insert my USB storage into my computer and it will not mount. I can see the USB drive recognised in KDE's panel, but it will not be mounted. I can click on the "mount" button in the panel, ...
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Neocomplete conflict with auto line-breaking in vim

I've found a conflict between automatic line breaks in vim and the neocomplete Vundle plugin. When neocomplete is off, then my set textwidth=80 option works correctly in that the a line break is ...
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Vim auto line-breaking not working as expected (update: problem with neocomplete)

I'm trying to configure vim so that the text breaks automatically at 80 characters. I know the way to do this is with set textwidth=80 However, the lines don't automatically break when I typed ...
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Can I install Arch-Linux in my hard disk partition running archlinux iso in a VirtualBox?

I am running arch Linux in my oracle VirtualBox and learning to install with arch wiki documentation. I was wondering if following things were possible to perform: First I have done following things ...
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Where is the memcached configuration file in archlinux?

I can't find a configuration file for memcached (1.4.21-1) on archlinux. I have looked in /etc/ and /etc/conf.d/ . Is there a config file? And where can I find it?
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Android-Studio freezes until I use 100% CPU

The issue I encounter When working on Android-Studio, it often freezes. If I move to another desktop and come back, then it becomes a gray window and the interface never comes back, even after hours. ...
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how to choose appropriate linux hardware - poor graphics performance

I can't believe I am asking this question here myself. Apologies if this is not the right place for this question. I've been using linux since 1996, SuSE version 4.1... And yet I am still not able ...