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Trying to download new Yakuake skins on my Arch/Gnome installation, but cannot

Currently I am using Arch Linux with a Gnome Desktop Environment. Now I have chosen to use Yakuake as my terminal. I'd like to use other skins that other people have put up online for my terminal. ...
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How to install from the command line in Arch Linux?

The company just gave us all a new virtual machine for development porpoises. It runs Arch Linux, which nobody here has experience of. The VM has no internet access, but we can side load files by ...
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In Arch linux, is there any way to update one particular package?

In Arch linux, is there any way to update one particular package? Without uninstalling it.
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how to dual boot arch with win 10?

I was working on my arch linux for like two months and everything was fine until i had to install windows 10 to use some softwares, after installing windows 10 i couldn't enter my arch! there was no ...
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ddd fails to connect to X Window: Is it a bug or a local misconfiguration?

I am currently analyzing a problem where ddd hangs because it cannot connect to X Window. Here is the output of strace: connect(4, {sa_family=AF_LOCAL, sun_path=@"/tmp/.X11-unix/X0"}, 20) = 0 ...
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Problem installing Flash player standlone version in Arch Linux

Recently I tried to install Adobe Flash Player Standalone version on Archlinux using AUR packages.There was no Tarball to download and i cloned the git repo.When i ran makepkg it gives me a error. ...
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Is there a designated place for scripts that are (indirectly) automatically executed by systemd?

Arch Linux Question (or any OS that uses systemd to manage processes and follows the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard by the Linux Foundation) I recently asked where to but a systemd unit file: Where ...
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What would cause my video driver to stop working after every update?

I don't even know what kind of information I should post here to help identify the problem, so I am just going to go for it and hope for a productive outcome…I am not sure if this is a systemd issue ...
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Arch Linux : no screen found with nvidia graphics card

Installing arch linux+XFCE4 on MSI laptop with nvidia gtx950M and intel 530 graphics card. When I type startx no screen found. Error is shown. Full /var/log/Xorg.0.log and xorg.conf. The output of ...
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No output through stereo jack

I cannot get any sound to output through either of my PC's stereo jacks. I do not even hear the typical static when I plug a device in. This is the case even though Phonon displays "built-in audio." I ...
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How can I tell what version of OpenGL my machine supports on Arch Linux?

How can I tell what OpenGL versions are supported on my (Arch Linux) machine?
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Unable to use a self-signed certif. on localhost

I created a self-signed certificate for localhost for testing as follows: openssl genrsa -out key.pem 2048 openssl req -new -key key.pem -out certificate.csr openssl x509 -req -in certificate.csr ...
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systemd-boot freezes on keyboard input

I'm trying to boot architect Linux on my pc, which uses systemd-boot for its UEFI boot manager. The problem is, since I'm running a NVidia card, when i press e to edit the arguments so I can pass ...
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Netgear WNA3100 USB wireless. How do i install Arch linux with this card?

I know, install the drivers, right? As a complete newbie, I'm flustered. Sure, the card was a bad choice, as it's clear from minimal research that itshe not the most Linux-friendly card out there, ...
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How does one install Arch Linux with P4P800-E motherboard?

Really, I'm not sure the issue is the motherboard. I'm not sure what the issue is at all, but my research ability is limited to googling the various error messages I get from attempting installs of ...
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su permision denied from terminal Arch linux [duplicate]

When I try to become super user (root) from terminal I receive permission denied, but when I try from tty console (press ctrl + alt + F2) I have access to root. My question is how can I receive ...
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How do I automatically execute `netctl start tq84-wifi` on bootup?

I have configured a wifi connection in /etc/netctl/tq84-wifi in a Arch Linux installation and am able to manually start it with sudo netctl start tq84-wifi. Now I'd like to have my installation start ...
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some windows in i3wm look weird

I use Arch Linux with i3WM. In i3 some of the windows and their menus look fine but in applications like Eclipse and Transmission, it makes weird unseparated tool bars. This image looks fine: but ...
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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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How can I run a script on resolution change?

I want to run a script when my current resolution changes, right now I have a sleep loop polling xrandr, but I would like to have my script run on some kind of resolution-change event instead. Is it ...
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I am stuck with the next step to setup a dual boot for Windows 7 and Arch Linux

I am trying to configure my laptop so as to be able to dual boot Windows 7 (64Bit) and Arch Linux. The laptop on which I want to do that came pre installed with Windows 7. The installation consisted ...
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x11 Keeps Freezing Virtual Console

I have a problem on my Arch-Linux system. I use startx to start my GUI, and this issue occurs randomly throughout my day. There is no sign of anything going wrong (until I switch to a Virtual ...
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Font bug in Java apps on Arch Linux

What happens with fonts in my JAVA apps? SOAP UI screen as example (see toolbox)... I have no idea where is the problem. SYS: up-to-date ARCH LINUX. $ archlinux-java status Available Java ...
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authentication failure on new arch install

Disclaimer: I'm pretty new to this, but I would say I'm very capable. I'm setting up a new machine running Arch and after going through the beginner's guide I rebooted into the machine and when ...
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AE_NOT_FOUND Evaluating _DOD

I have arch linux installed on my Dell inspiron 3543, fwts told me about a message in my kernal log about an acpi ae_not_found exception while evaluating _DOD. It seems that this is related to my ...
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Full screen terminal with script as screen saver under archLinux

Bonjour, Is it possible to run a terminal at full screen running a script instead of the screen saver ? That means that after 10 minutes of inactivity the screen should go black and show the STDOUT of ...
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Arch linux; changing fstab for bootable backups

I am trying to setup a fully bootable Arch backup by following https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/full_system_backup_with_rsync I am having a little trouble understanding the example "Update the ...
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Arch linux applications do not open

I've installed the arch linux into my old hp machine. I have faced a problem that almost every app does not open (not including terminal, settings and browser). What should I do and how to fix it? ...
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switch_root with systemd: “Too many levels of symbolic links”

I'm trying to boot a proprietary kernel build and OS after an upgrade to libc and numerous other tools. I'm booting using an initramfs in the 3.2.0 kernel with some utilities, like busybox. However, ...
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useradd fails on archlinux

testing out archlinux in a vm by following a tutorial on youtube.. all is fine up until the point where i reboot, boot with the hard disk and enter root at the login screen. i am trying to add a new ...
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Generating a custom archlinux image

I have a UEFI computer and I need to add 2 bin files and one folder to the iso live install image, this will provide me the wifi support at boot. I followed this guide from the top: ...
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Wifi card not detected - Archlinux

I've recently installed Archlinux on my Asus N76V Notebook but the system doesn't seem to detect my wifi card. It is not listed in any of the normal detection commands : lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: ...
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Installing tigervnc in ArchLinux

Could anybody please assist me in installing TigerVNC in ArchLinux?
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How can I encrypt a file with dm-crypt? [closed]

I've never encrypted files in my Linux distribution. Now I need to do that. I'm on Arch. I went to the documentation, it says that support of TrueCrypt is discontinued and after examining other ...
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Arch Linux - No network available after crash

Wireless worked fine until VirtualBox make my laptop freeze. I had to unplug it. After reboot, when I use wifi-menu, no network is available. I have all my drivers, and all interfaces are DOWN. ...
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LXDM login doesn't work

I installed Arch Linux on VirtualBox. As a login manager, I've chosen LXDM and XFCE for the window manager. I've set /usr/bin/startxfce4 as the session in etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf. The problem is that ...
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Arch Linux sudden wifi lag

Today I've encountered a really strange wifi bug. Basically, everything is running fine until I get really non-responsive internet. The wifi icon in gnome shows 'connected', but Chrome does not load ...
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Receiving Syslog messages with a systemd Arch Linux

I'm feeling like I've overlooked the obvious, but I can't figure out how to get my Arch Linux server, which uses systemd, to receive and log syslog messages from a remote system. I have a Cisco 678 ...
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llpp shortcut for duplicating window

I'm using llpp to view PDFs. I'd like to have a keyboard shortcut (like Ctrl+n) which will open the current PDF in a new window. Any ideas?
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How to add Windows to GRUB

I have my encrypted Archlinux installed on my SSD. Now I have one HDD with Windows installed. But in my GRUB just Archlinux is shown (no Wonder, because I just installed Windows on the other HDD, GRUB ...
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How to force pacman to answer yes to all questions?

I am trying to run pacman from a script. The problem is that a package should be installed that conflicts and provides, but not replaces a currently installed package. As answered here I passed the ...
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Davmail headless doesn't work on Arch Linux?

I'm using the AUR davmail package that comes with a systemctl script, similar to the one found here. Unfortunately it doesn't work. ⚘ systemctl --user status davmail@wayne.service ...
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how do you make a list/file for pacman to install from

I am trying to move from one arch install a (partitioned one) to another (a less-partitioned one) on my computer and I want a similar set up. So I was wondering if there was a simple way to get pacman ...
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Small CLI-only distribution based on Arch or Debian

I've looked at a lot of topics that look like what I'm looking for but aren't quite what I want. To give you some context, my ultimate goal is to have a Vagrant box that can compile some C code and ...
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Is there a way to determine from bash what is wrong with fish?

Just installed oh-my-fish and start modifying oh-my-fish default theme under another name and broke something. Now after login the cursor just blinks and I can write but nothing is interpreted as ...
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Keymaps working on tty but now on Gnome - Arch Linux

When I was at Zsh installig Arch Linux, I listed the keymaps ls /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/**/*.map.gz and selected the one for my keyboard loadkeys br-abnt2.map.gz and worked fine there. After the ...
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Boot into rescue mode in systemd

After I installed KDE Plasma, I used systemctl enable sddm-session, and after reboot I found a black screen and I can't do anything. Is there any way to boot into the command line? I can't disable ...
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Questions before installing Arch Linux [closed]

Is there an installation GUI for Arch Linux, installing the current Arch Linux Distribution correctly? Is there a big Arch Linux community, which I can get help from? What should I be aware of before ...
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How do I configure the GNOME gdm login screen?

I recently installed Arch Linux and have it mostly set up. With many other Linux distributions, there is a tool that is used to configure the look and feel of the login screen. I would like to change ...
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cpupower can't be unable to call hardware when it tries to get the current cpu frequency

I tried cpupower on Archlinux, but it always was unable to call hardware when it tries to get the current cpu frequency. # cpupower frequncy-info analyzing CPU 0: driver: intel_pstate CPUs which ...