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gnome files and terminal won't open from a shortcut

Neither gnome files or terminal will open from a shortcut from the desktop menu. If I type either... sudo nautilus sudo gnome-terminal ...they open fine. When I try from the shortcut I just see ...
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“Couldn't find support for device at '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2': not supported by any plugin”

I just buy a new laptop: "HP EliteBook 840 G2". I use this computer during my travel into the train. I buy this laptop because, It have a 4G modem integrated. This module work on Windows but I can't ...
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lsmod not showing module unless using arch-chroot

I am trying to load the rtl8723ae kernel module on Arch Linux. When I run lsmod | grep rtl8723ae ...it doesn't show anything. When I arch-chroot into the install from an Arch install USB, it is ...
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How to use notify-send with xss-lock?

This script works fine: $ cat .screensaver-notifier.sh #!/bin/sh set -o errexit -o nounset grace_period_seconds="$1" grace_period_millis="$(expr "$grace_period_seconds" '*' 1000)" notify-send ...
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i3pystatus-python process blocks suspend and shutdown

After using my arch-linux system a decent time, it can happen, that the i3pystatus process is not freezable anymore. As a result I can't suspend my laptop anymore. Killing the process (killall -9 ...
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Nemo file renaming display glitch

When I try to rename a file in the Nemo file explorer it moves the name to the left so that about the first 5 characters are behind the sidebar. It looks like this: I'm currently running ApracityOS ...
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Emacs on HiDPI screen renders unreadable fonts Arch Linux

I just installed Emacs on Arch Linux for my MBP 13 Retina but the fonts and menus are super small. However I don't care about the menus since I'm disabling them but I do need to know how to scale the ...
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Building OpenCV on Arch Linux can't find gcc

I have successfully build OpenCV using this linux install tutorial on an Ubuntu distribution in the past, but recently, I needed to build it on a Arch Linux distribution. The command cmake -D ...
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Can't send local mail message between users on linux

In http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/21336/99621 it says that if you do echo 'body' | mail -s 'subject' myuser It will send a mail message to the myuser linux account on the local system that this ...
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Can't get Perl FastCGI script to run on Apache Server: Error 500

I'm trying to run an Apache server that executes some scripts over fast CGI, but I can't figure out for the life of me how to actually get it to work. My problem in particular is the "Error 500: End ...
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How to hinder the system from starting too many xterm instances?

Everytime I start up my system, about 16 xterm sessions are started subsequently. The machine starts like that1: ArchLinux distribution starts. Enter username & password to log in. Execute ...
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How to detect if an application has “grabbed” the X server?

Related to this known xautolock bug + issue: The -disable, -enable, -toggle, -exit, -locknow, -unlocknow, and -restart options depend on access to the X server to do their work. ...
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Boot problem with grub; Arch Linux, Xen, DomU

Inside my Dom0 My error log: sudo xl create /etc/xen/arkOS-Dev_PV.cfg /var/log/xen/bootloader.1.log pyGRUB version 0.6 ...
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Boot problem with grub; Arch Linux, Xen, Dom0

After installing Arch I installed grub with these commands: pacman -S grub grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot --bootloader-id=grub --recheck grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg ...
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Too many tabs in Chrome causes whole computer to freeze

When I open too many (more than ~8/9) tabs in Chrome the whole GUI freezes and the mouse pointer doesn't move and the system responds incredibly slowly to keyboard input (~20s delay). I'm assuming ...
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Emulated Graphics on Arch Linux?

I've made an installation of ArchLinux on a new HP Envy 13 (i5-6200U). I've configured the distribution to use GNOME for the Graphics Display Manager (GDM). My trouble is that for a new laptop, the ...
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'filesystem “/boot” has the wrong type for an EFI System Partition'

I get this error when i run bootctl install in chroot filesystem "/boot" has the wrong type for an EFI System Partition I searched online and someone else had this problem and his solution was he ...
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How do I make systemd service pause the booting when waiting for user input? [closed]

Both read and sleep (with openvt -w) are executed (read -p message gets displayed) but fail to pause the booting. I tried many combinations of options in /etc/systemd/system/<service>: ...
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ArchLinux: Wifi-Menu and installing Dialog

I have followed the instructions at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installation_guide when installing ArchLinux on an older computer. I have no wired connections available and the installation ...
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Why does desktop locking stop working after some time?

xautolock is clearly running: $ ps wafux | grep [x]autolock user 21410 0.0 0.0 20124 2628 ? S Nov05 0:04 xautolock -time 10 -notify 30 -notifier notify-send --urgency low ...
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Virtualization (KVM) and excessive cached RAM

I've set up a virtual machine through KVM-libvirt (virt-manager) with Windows 10 on it and I'm getting an odd behavior on the host side. I'm running a 64bit Arch host with 24GB of RAM, 12 of which are ...
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xrandr only lists mode after a while of waiting

I've installed arch linux a while ago on my laptop and everything worked fine. The issue I've been facing since two weeks or so (most certainly related to an update) occurs when login with external ...
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Only a single application is apparently able to use i915 driver

For some reason, whenever I run any graphic application, everything but the application I just opened freezes. Sometimes it's inverse: whenever I run any graphic application it opens frozen. At ...
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Why does pacman stop when I freeze the output with ctrl+s

I sometimes use ctrl+s to send an XOFF signal to freeze the output of a program without stopping the program itself. However, pacman, unlike most other programs, stops as if you had pressed ctrl+z. It ...
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Can move but can't remove empty /home directory (root, no attr, RW filesystem, not mount point, not busy)

I can move it but rmdir and rm -rf fail even as root (failed to remove '/home': Operation not permitted). lsattr is all ----------. Whenever I mv /home /home.bakN I get directories that are also ...
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`gdm start` causes computer to hang

I'm having trouble getting my computer to run GNOME on my new installation of Arch Linux. When I run the command gdm start my computer hangs and I have to power it down. Alternatively if I run the ...
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Getting out of Emergency Shell after fsck failure

After re-arranging some hard drives across my SATA ports (this is a desktop machine), I get the following error after trying to boot up Arch: What could have caused this? Did I accidentally turn ...
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pacman “exists on filesystem” error

I ran sudo pacman -Syu and I got some interesting errors reading: error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) and a long list of files followed by exists in filesystem. Full output ...
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After some commands, bash prints “Segmentation Fault (core dumped)” for unknown reason

On my build of Arch Linux I've recently noticed a weird problem. After launching certain programs from the shell it will echo "Segmentation Fault (core dumped)". Some examples of this are when I ...
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dhcpcd failed to start

I installed Archlinux before 2 or 3 days. The weird internet connection was working fine until today, the dhcpcd fail to start. When I type systemctl status dhcpcd@eno1.service it says timed out, ...
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How to boot Arch Linux after changing from AMD Radeon HD to Nvidia GTX video card?

After swapping video cards my PC boots into Windows 7 just fine, but Arch Linux gets stuck before entering graphical mode. /var/log/Xorg.0.log contains some message listing all the supported AMD (aka. ...
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What challenges do people normally face using Arch Linux? [closed]

I'm setting up my Raspberry Pi 2 and deciding what linux distro to use. I'm leaning towards Raspbian and Arch Linux. Although Raspbian is definitely the safest option... Arch Linux seems like a more ...
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What Linux Distro to use for Raspberry Pi 2 [closed]

I'm currently setting up my raspberry pi 2 but not too sure what Linux distro to put on it. I know there's lots of factors to be considered such as what you will be doing... but overall what's the ...
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Frequent issues with Pamac, Pacman [closed]

I have recently switched over to Arch. I'm facing problems with Pacman and Pamac too frequently. GPGME error Unable to lock database Core not found, just to name a few I have been able to ...
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Error in 'date -d' command

Hmmm... Right now (Sat Oct 24 00:36:56 CDT 2015) on my Arch Linux system there appears to be a problem with the date command: $ date -d "+8 days" "+%A %d %B %Y" Sunday 01 November 2015 $ date -d "+9 ...
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Pin Firefox to Docky

I've searched around, and only found solutions for Chrome to allow it to be pinned to Docky. Nothing about Firefox. I assume it's the same principle, but I don't know what the StartupWMClass should ...
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Arch Linux installation problems

I have for the past few days been trying to install Arch Linux. I have some experience with Debian and Ubuntu and I thought that Arch linux would be fun to try out.... Since I use Windows as a daily ...
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Can't install Arial.ttf from Windows / Arial is “Arial Narrow”

I use Arch Linux, and have followed the wiki pages regarding Fonts, Font configuration, Microsoft fonts and Infinality. However, it seems something is wrong with the Microsoft fonts. I copied them ...
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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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automate repetitive internet connection process with a bash script: for Arch Linux

each time I log onto my computer and want to access the internet I need to type in the following commands: ip l wb then I see something like: all the interfaces... enp0s20u2 or ... enp0s20u1 ...
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BLE notification data slows after a few seconds

I'm connecting to a BLE device designed for iOS devices (if that helps) which initially is fine and I'm getting the data at the desired frequency but after a few seconds it slows down to a crawl (this ...
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Linux boot loader is not detected after BIOS update

I use Lenovo y500 and after buying a 250 gb Samsung SSD, I decided to use dual OS consisting of Arch Linux and Windows 8.1. In order to prevent boot problems, I installed Arch later. I used UEFI and ...
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'PARTUUID' in '/etc/fstab' and (hardware) RAID0 don't play well together, do they?

Fresh Arch Linux install on (hardware) RAID0 under 64-bit UEFI system with GPT partitions. Had to add MODULES="ext4 dm_mod raid0" HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf block mdadm_udev filesystems ...
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Partitioning difficulties with parted

I'm trying to install arch linux alongside windows 10 and have created a separate partition in (while running) windows as exFAT32. While booting from the arch USB image and running lsblk the following ...
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How to run script on startup?

I'm trying to run my script spoofy.sh on start up and I'm having some troubles hoping somebody could shed some light here. I am running Arch Linux, heres my script: #!/bin/bash ifconfig wlo1 down ...
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Arch Linux stuck booting

Since I updated my Arch system with sudo pacman -Syu I am not able to boot into X anymore. All I see is a warning about the unsupported brightness interface. This was shown before, is a known bug and ...
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Why is there a systemd related error when starting X server?

I've installed Arch Linux. After a system uprgade pacman -Syu I checked my /var/log/X11/Xorg.0.log and see the following: [ 17.768] (EE) systemd-logind: failed to get session: PID 321 does not ...
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Mount google drive on command line using gvfs-google

Recently, Arch linux ships gvfs-google package in order to mount Google Drive using Gnome Online Accounts (gvfs-goa). However, since I am using Cinnamon desktop rather than Gnome, it seems that this ...
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PID in arch-chroot is incorrect

I am trying to run a python script in a chroot (specifically, the chroot is created with arch-chroot). The python script relies on os.getpid(), but this seems to be returning an incorrect PID within ...
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How can I properly map a subset of keys in the linux console?

I have scoured the internet and read a number of articles discussing this topic, but I am not able to map my Shift+Ctrl+Down/Up Arrow to a Scroll action in the console so that I can use the ...