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Bootable disk not recognized by my laptop?

I have an Asus ux303 laptop and I am trying to install ArchLinux on it. I think I already have installed it on the harddrive, however BIOS will not even show the harddrive in Bootable options. When ...
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Arch Gnome: GTK themes not working properly [duplicate]

I've just installed arch linux with the gnome desktop and I can't get some themes to work properly (most of them) the only one that works is the numix theme but just the default one, any other theme ...
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Desktop notification

I would like to create a notification, which appears, when turning the Caps Lock on/off. I am using GNOME and I tried the notify-send, but it is too "busy" and involving and I want something more ...
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Arch linux ( kvm/qemu virtualization ) failed to open libiscsi.so.4

I have fallowed the steps from Arch Linux #KVM and #qemu 1) sudo pacman -S then installed libs libvirt libiscsi libaio qemu qemu-arch-extra qemu-block-iscsi qemu-block-rbd qemu-block-gluster ...
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NodeJS - error npm undefined symbol uv_fs_realpath

i'm trying to install yo (linux) using npm npm install -g yo but i get this error : node: symbol lookup error: node: undefined symbol: uv_fs_realpath when i only type npm, it return same error ...
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Disable usb keyboard during suspend

I want to disable an external usb keyboard whenever the computer is put into suspend mode so that the computer can't be woken by press on the usb keyboard. I was referred to this site, but I don't ...
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I have to restart sshd every time I reboot

I have an arch machine that I use as a local server. It used to be that every time I rebooted it (which was not often), I had to login and enter # dhcpcd net0. After that, I could ssh into it from my ...
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Accessing the NVMe flash drive of the April 2016 MacBook 12" (A1534)

I'm trying to install Linux on the new April 2016 MacBook 12" (A1534). Booting from USB via EFI works fine: I tried Arch Linux (2016.05.01, kernel 4.5.1) and Ubuntu (16.04, kernel 4.4.0-21; and ...
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blk_update_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0

I recently started noticing some blk_update_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0 errors on my second computer running Arch Linux that I use as a server. This began when I had to reboot the computer ...
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How to add desktop notifications in gnome for guake on command finishing?

gnome 3.20.2, guake 0.8.4-1, dconf 0.26.0-1, arch linux 4.5.2-1-ARCH. I'd like to add notifications for guake app (when it's hidden). I want to be notified when some command finishes or on prompts (...
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Python can't import pysmp on Arch Linux

I successfully installed pysnmp with yoaurt –S pysnmp, but when I try to execture a scipt with Python 2.7 which has import pysnmp, I get $ python2.7 test_script.txt.py Traceback (most recent call ...
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TP-LINK TL-WN722N weird behavior

I tried using the TP-LINK TL-WN722N wifi adapter with my fresh Arch Linux installation, but it has a really weird behavior. In my house, I have 2 access point, from which one is easily accessible from ...
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How is it possible that gnome-software can install applications in arch without root access?

I don't have much experience with arch, but in Ubuntu you always needed root, and with pacman -S you need it as well, but if I use gnome-software then it installs without any problems! How is this ...
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What is the -c [start-directory] in “tmux new-session” command? [duplicate]

In the manual new-session -c option is listed as use to specify [start-directory] with no further explanation. I have a few question to help me understand: What is start-directory used for? Does ...
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Emacs strange appearance

After update the newest version of KDE (Plasma ver. 5.6.3, Frameworks 5.21.0) and kernel 4.5.2-1 ARCH, the menu bar of Emacs becomes ugly The same error appears in Firefox: the options in right-...
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How to install Arch Linux root file system on LVM thin LVs on LUKS on GUID partitioned device?

I'm not able to boot a freshly installed Arch Linux system with its root file system residing on a LVM thinly provisioned logical volume on a LUKS encrypted partition on a GUID partitioned device. ...
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Is it ok to run as root on Arch Linux? [duplicate]

I read an Arch Linux blog as well as googling this but I haven't found information on running as root on Arch... I have an Arch based system. Sudo is not installed by default, that's why for months I'...
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tty, console prompt customization?

My Arch based system directly boots to tty and i never use x system or gui. I want to change prompt or whatever which looks like [root@0 ~]#. I want to change it to current time 12 hours format and no ...
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compton i3 tabbed/stacked transparency background image

I have a rule in compton (on i3) that when I am in tabbed/stacked mode, I see not a window from the tabbed container but my background image behind my semitransparent terminal. But for some reason, ...
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Arch: Cannot open kernel arbiter, no multicard support

I'm currently using Arch Linux on a Chrombook Flip C100P in conjunction with the xf86-video-armsoc driver. When printing the /dev/dri folder on my device as root, it detects the following: card0 ...
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Wep authentification fails with netctl

When trying to connect to a network protected by wep on my laptop I get the following error: Wpa association / authentification failed for interface <interface> I have the latest version of ...
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Arch Linux: blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 1452024: unrelated to user input

I just left my Arch Linux installation running in a virtual machine. When I came back to it, I found the following error: [14554.169929] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 1452024 [14554....
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How do I prevent pointer from jumping when tapping touchpad?

I'm running i3 with xterm in Arch Linux on a laptop. My issue is that whenever I try to move the mouse cursor, it seems to initially register it as a tap, causing the cursor to teleport to the spot on ...
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Creating an Arch ISO image produces invalid cross-device link errors

I have been trying to create a custom Arch ISO by following the archiso article at The ArchWiki, unfortunately whenever I run ./build.sh -v from my ~/archlive directory I get one of two types of error....
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Arch: All warnings treated as errors?

I'm trying to make a downloaded driver, xf86-video-armsoc, on Arch Linux. However, the configuration of make prevents me from compiling the driver because it treats all compiler warnings as errors. Is ...
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Rc.local not running commands properly

I am running arch Linux and have used this rc-local service: [Unit] Description=/etc/rc.local compatibility [Service] Type=oneshot ExecStart=/etc/rc.local RemainAfterExit=yes [Install] WantedBy=...
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How to read/change SELinux context on mounted ext4 image from non-SELinux system?

I have a Linux system (Arch Linux) without SELinux support. I would not like to configure such support on my system. Now, I have an ext4 volume image which is known to have some SELinux context set on ...
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New Apple keyboard layout on Arch Linux

Apple authorized support changed the top case and keyboard on my Macbook Air that was manufactured in 2011 and the new keyboard layout is not recognized. I've installed Arch on this notebook but I ...
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lemonbar in openbox always ontop of other applications

lemonbar seems to stay ontop of every other application I run, even fullscreen applications like games and videos. I use a wrapper called captain, but I can play with the starting parameters of ...
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usb_submit_urb(ctrl) failed: -1 Corsair k65 RGB keyboard

I recently purchased a Corsair k65 RGB keyboard. Of course it didn't work at first, but with an ckb-opensource driver I got everything working on my arch system. Everything went so well until I ...
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collect and print multiple pages to single pdf file in linux

I have to print multiple documents from different applications (browsers, pdf readers etc) and print to a pdf file. What I want to do is collect the documents when i 'print' from these applications ...
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RAID: ZFS or Btrfs?

I've mounted my own NAS with ArchLinux on an old HDD. I want to add 3x4To to have real storage capabilites and I would like to use a RAID5 system with these 3 disks. I've read a lot about ZFS Raid-z ...
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Changing IPTables to Allow FTP over TLS Using Passive Ports

I am using Arch Linux. I followed a tutorial to change /etc/iptables/iptables.rules to allow only the basic ports for my web server. I also used /etc/modules-load.d/nf_conntrack_ftp.conf to enable ...
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NixOS installation on multi-boot system with GRUB (from Arch installation)

I have one physical disk (/dev/sda) which is divided in /dev/sda1 (which is /boot bootable GRUB2 partition used and setup with Arch) and /dev/sda2 which is my cryptroot that, when unlocked, is a ...
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Steam doesn't work on Arch Linux x64

I have installed all dependencies I have installed nvidia drivers But I get this error please help /home/azamat/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 161: VERSION_ID: unbound variable /home/azamat/....
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Stuck installing Arch Linux. How should I proceed?

I am following a tutorial here. I'm on step 2.2. I'm supposed to find out if I have a uefi motherboard by sending the command efivar -l. But I don't get the expected output. Instead I get efivar: ...
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KDE Plasma 5 panels multi monitor

Every time I plug in or out the external monitor its panel changes to the secondary one. Also, new windows always opens on the laptop monitor which is the secondary. Is there a way to solve this?
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Are all files outside of /home/userabc owned by root?

I'm writing a tar implementation for a package manager, and I wonder if I can skip the permission setting of the user in the tar headers and keep what is there by default, the user who wrote the files,...
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Failed to open config file '/dev/fd/63', error: No such file or directory for wpa_supplicant

When I do this: sudo wpa_supplicant -D nl80211,wext -i wlp4s0 -c <(wpa_passphrase "some ssid" "password") I get Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant Failed to open config file '/dev/fd/63', ...
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Eclipse's GUI is messed up

My current install of Manjaro linux is kind of messed up. First I had to remove all sorts of duplicate packages and now I'm getting these GUI errors in eclipse and other applications that use the same ...
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Archlinux laptop overheating

I have a Samsung laptop and installed Archlinux on it. At first everything was fine, I was even surprised at how nice everything was, no driver problems, everything went smooth. I could watch videos ...
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Arch Linux startx error

Setup Arch Linux on VirtualBox but unable to startx. Also i cant reboot without using sudo as it says failed to talk to init daemon. Using cat on the log file shows this:
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How do I change the font in Chrome or Firefox?

I'm using Arch Linux with i3 window manager, and Chrome and Firefox seem to be the only things that won't take the GTK font that I've selected. When I try to change the font in either browser, it ...
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Booting Into a TTY with No Graphics?

I'm a little new to this so I apologize if my question is hard to follow. I'm running Arch Linux, systemd as the init system, and I would like to boot into a plain TTY with no graphics. I've tried to ...
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GRUB confuses kernels/initramfs of Ubuntu and Arch Linux installation

I have a machine that used to dual-boot Ubuntu (16.04 currently) and Windows 7, with Ubuntu's GRUB as boot loader. Now I just added Arch Linux as third OS, following the official installation ...
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Accidental deletion Windows 10 partition and now cannot boot Arch Linux

I inadvertently deleted my Windows 10 partitions on /dev/sda, and as /dev/sda2 was my UEFI partition I can no longer boot Arch Linux (which I was booting using systemd-boot). I cannot figure out how ...
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Attempting to use OpenCL with Nvidia on Arch Linux

I have an Nvidia Quadro 400 GPU. In order to use OpenCL, I installed the following packages: nvidia-340xx nvidia-340xx-libgl nvidia-340xx-utils opencl-nvidia-340xx ocl-icd opencl-headers pyopencl-...
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How can I forcefully replace gtk3-ubuntu with gtk3?

I tried installing Unity-for-Arch. When I try to remove the Ubuntu-related stuff, I run into problems because gtk3 is a dependency to like...everything haha. sudo pacman -R gtk3-ubuntu would fail ...
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How can I clean pacman's database of missing files?

I was experimenting with some new desktop managers and I ended up screwing up my machine. At this point, I'd like to get rid of lightdm and start over, but I can't seem to remove it. pacman -Ssq ...
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Tilde key missing on Arch Linux with XFCE4

I am running Arch Linux with XFCE4 as desktop environment on a Lenovo T400. The problem is that I am unable to type a tilde ´~´ instead it leads to a ´|´ or ´<´ when using other US layouts. The ...