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Rebinding the physical Touchpad Keys on a ThinkPad

I have been sitting on this problem for a couple of hours now but I can't seem to find a solution. I have gotten myself a new ThinkPad and it has 3 discrete buttons above the trackpad. I've installed ...
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Alternatives to xsounds.org for haskell-core on arch linux

Every time I attempt to update my arch system using sudo pacman -Syu it fails because it failed to retrieve some files. The culprit is my ISP. It doesn't give me a reliable connection to the mirror of ...
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Gnome 3.10 ScreenCast + Audio on Arch

I'm trying to record my desktop (including audio) in Gnome 3.10 on Arch Linux with the built-in screen recorder (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R). According to this post (and other similar solutions that can be ...
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Openbox keybindings not taking effect after --reconfigure or restarting X

273 <keybind key="W-Return"> 274 <action name="Execute"> 275 <command>lxterminal</command> 276 </action> 277 </keybind> 278 ...
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Choppy Sound in Chrome on Linux (flash or HTML5) but not VLC

As the title states, I currently have choppy sound on Chrome in Linux in both flash and HTML5 content, however VLC does not have choppiness. I am running Arch, using Chrome (dev channel), and using ...
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How to close a tty

I've opened several ttys and I don't know the key combination to use to close a tty. I'm using Arch Linux.
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USB bus number changes on reboot

I have a fully updated Archlinux installation and I use udev to set specific permissions on the device node based on USB bus and port numbers so that I can redirect the ports (and not devices based on ...
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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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Alt+SysRq+T not working / Where do SysRq commands print to?

My REISUB commands, and K, work flawlesly, but with T (it should print info about tasks), it prints nothing. H also doesn't work. Alt+SysRQ+H Alt+SysRQ+T I tried in all tty's (even F10, which ...
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Unable to perform write & execute actions on ntfs partition. Not even with root privilege. Using arch linux.

Unable to perform write & execute actions on ntfs partition. ls -l shows that user have only the read permission. Group any others have non. i tried to copy some text from home to windows ...
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Unable to connet to internet via 3g huawei modem in arch linux with plasma 5

I have installed usbutils , usb_modeswitch and modemmanager following arch wiki. and ran the services systemctl enable ModemManager systemctl start ModemManager After a system restart, i plugged ...
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How to run Arch Linux pacaur non-interactively?

I want to be able to install packages unattended with the Arch Linux package manager pacaur. On Ubuntu, one can do: apt-get -y install htop What is the equivalent in Arch Linux, using Pacaur?
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How to install the package 'dpkg' from the AUR

Today I installed Archlinux and I tried to install the following package 'dpkg' from the AUR. I tried 2 methods: pacman -S dpkg and after that failed I downloaded the *.tar.gz and tried: pacman -U ...
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How to recreate a package file from installed package?

I used yaourt to successfully build and install an AUR package, unfortunately missing the fact that in its default configuration the built package is removed after installation. Since the build took ...
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How can I remove packages untracked by pacman I installed from source?

Hey so the question pretty much says it all, ive installed the irc client quassel and I want to get rid of it now but i dont know how to do so with pacman because i installed it from the source code, ...
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Pacman(Arch linux) on LFS

Is it possible to have a package manager(in my case pacman) on LFS? Not just compiling it will it work?
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Is there anyway to automatically mount a filesystem when I open a symbolic link to a directory on that filesystem?

I am using Arch with Xfce. Recently, I have created a symbolic link to a directory on a filesystem. But I don't want to mount the filesystem during boot or manually mount it before I open the ...
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Arch Linux ARMv6 (RPi B+) boot issue

I've asked around in the Raspberry Pi stack exchange, and am not having much luck, so I thought I'd try migrate this question here. I am tinkering with different Linux flavours on the B+, but I am ...
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In Archlinux, it has a valid ip, but no connection could established

Later I changed a wireless router, and everything goes OK. Maybe there were something incompatible between the former one and the latter. Yet I can't get the reason. ...
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ssh does not get host key

I have a PivosXios-DS-M3 XBMC-Box, wich run xbmc12 until yesterday. All my desktops run Archlinux. Yesterday, I did a fresh install of tofu-linux to the Pivos-box (Kodi 14.1). Thus, on my arch ...
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Why does qjackctl come up with gray windows, no GUI?

I ran qjackctl a while ago. The window came up gray, no GUI controls. I tried killing it, and using xkill. It went away, but ps still shows qjackctl. About fifteen of them! For I had attempted to ...
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Can I use a login manager to choose different window managers?

I'm working towards an Arch install with a tiling window manager (probably i3) but was wondering whether it's possible to use a login manager and have the Gnome 3 desktop available as a fallback. So ...
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USB Stick recognized but not mountable

I have a USB Stick which is recognized by my laptop but there is no partition to mount. The device is listed in /dev/ as sdb but no partition /dev/sdb1. fdisk -l also displays nothing about /dev/sdb. ...
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How do I figure out what's freezing up my machine?

I am running Arch on this machine: 3.40GHz i7 hexacore (4930K) 16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM 2xSamsung 840 EVO SSDs in Raid0 (using BTRFS raid) When I run VMware on my Arch with a few VMs (2 ...
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how to use tc with htb on arch-linux

I'm trying to use this tc script on my arch box. Specifically, the first line, roughly equal to tc qdisc add dev eth0 root handle 1: htb default 3 fails with RTNETLINK answers: Operation not ...
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*DM Login problems

I got my laptop battery accidently disconnected, while the laptop was suspended to RAM. And now I'm experiencing these problems: When I'm trying to login to the system using sddm or kdm: after I enter ...
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Xfce Run Preferred Web Browser with Argument

I am running Arch Linux and have Xfce4 installed along with Chromium. I want to make Chromium my default web browser, but unless I pass the option --user-data-dir=/home/chris, it doesn't start because ...
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Mplayer fails to play network stream

I'm trying to play youtube streams with mplayer. On running mplayer -cache 2048 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USUA_1WVM8I, I get the following output and the video does not play at all. MPlayer ...
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Is there a way to really prioritize processes or make Linux respect their priorities?

I know there are process priorities like in other operating systems, going from -20 (most prio) to 19 (less prio) but Linux seems to ignore them. Right now I was building the kernel in the background ...
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Failed to open vdpau backend - Nouveau

I'm using ArchLinux and when I run vlc or mplayer, I used to get the error Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nouveau.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory This doesn't ...
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Arch Linux becomes unresponsive from khugepaged

I am a heavy VMware workstation 10.0.3 user, and as such I have 32GB RAM on my system. My only operating system is Arch Linux, using Unity for the desktop. Usually when I have two virtual machines ...
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dmesg filled with audits every minute from cron

My dmesg is filled with output of like the following, starting from a couple of seconds after booth and continuing indefinitely: [ 3155.216230] type=1006 audit(1393236841.859:85): pid=4206 uid=0 old ...
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Can't use Control key while setting shortcut keys for compiz

I might got a problem along with my Xorg config, all control keys are now shown as <Primary>, what is that? I just mapped Capslock to Left Control, and I can't set the shortcut key to Control + ...
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Can't mount drive in Thunar anymore

Today, I got a Not authorized to perform operation. message when I tried to mount a drive in Thunar. # cat /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/10-udiskie.pkla [Local Users] ...
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How to open file dialog in screen locker (Antergos / KDE)

Relatively new linux user here, I am running Antergos with KDE and am trying use screen locker through the desktop widgets option. Path: Screen Locker -> Settings -> Desktop Widgets Configure -> ...
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How to troubleshoot audio problems / issues in Arch?

I've been running Arch for almost a year now, and my audio was working great until I started messing around with things (>.>) The reason I started messing around with things is because I want to get ...
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Udev rule is not being used?

I'm setting up udev to handle my external USB hard drive when it gets plugged in and removed (no mounting yet). So far, I've made two new rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/10-local.rules to log ...
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arch linux, x220, sd card reader

I'm running ArchLinux on a Thinkpad X220. The laptop has a built-in SD/MMC card reader. When inserting SD cards, no card is detected, nothing is logged to dmesg. The reader is listed in lshw as ...
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cannot get speakers to work on arch linux

I have just installed arch linux (no DE) on my computer, then installed mpg123 and mplayer to play mp3 from command-line by either of them. But the sound is not coming, what's wrong? (I did got some ...
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How to set apache Document root on ntfs partition?

I'm running Arch Linux and installed apache, php and mysql (not mariadb) there. Arch root partition have limited size, because I set big partition on ntfs filesystem for shared files between OS (I'm ...
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How can I perform a clean install of Arch?

Basically I had another distro on my hard drive but I want to format it for complete use by Arch. I know how to set it up and such, it's just the formatting/partitioning part that I'm a little bit ...
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Arch Linux makepkg for AUR now always fails on finding dependencies

When trying to install something from AUR like I have done successful before with no issues, it now always fails. [seth@archbang google-talkplugin-amd64]$ makepkg -si ==> Making package: ...
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Arch Linux not booting after system update

After running a system update pacman -Syu with the testing repo not commented, my computer no longer boots. It shows the udev loading, then shows a black screen with a cursor blinking in upper left. I ...
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Having trouble using pantheon-greeter-bzr and pantheon-session-bzr on virtualbox with ArchLinux

I am trying to test ArchLinux with Pantheon on a VM on VirtualBox. I am able to install ArchLinux and pacman -S the following packages succesfuly: xorg-server xorg-server-utils ...
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Differences in package management between Debian and Arch

A discussion from this post made me curious of differences between Debian and Arch package management. Also, people tend to say that Arch is very light-weight, so I wonder what that has to do with ...
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Recommended way of installing python packages on Arch

What's the recommended way of installing python packages on Arch? Searching for them on the AUR and installing them from there (or create a PKGBUILD file to make a package yourself) or using pip? I ...
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Acpid and Startup Brightness

On Arch Linux on my laptop, I have acpid control the brightness level based on AC plug events. Plugging in gives me max brightness and running on battery sets it at the minimum. My problem is that ...
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after installing arch linux cannot boot to other OS

I have installed Arch Linux, but I cannot boot to Ubuntu and Windows 8. they are not coming in the grub except Arch itself. how to get back other OS ?
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Do high-DPI screens play nicely with tiling window managers?

I'm currently using a 15" laptop which has a moderate resolution (1920x1080). The other day, I spent some time with a friend who owns a Macbook Pro Retina. Just looking at the screen made my eyes ...