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Arch Linux on an UEFI-GPT system with Windows 8.1 dual booting [closed]

I'm going to install Arch Linux on an UEFI computer. I've also Windows 8.1 installed and I would like to keep this operating system in dual boot with Arch. I should ask many questions, because this is ...
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How can I set up an offbrand display link (Trulink) to work with arch linux?

I recently bought a USB to DVI adapter and it works great in Windows. However, I wanted to use it on Arch since that's where I do most of my work. Unfortunately it doesn't work. I've installed all ...
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Recent install of ArchLinux not loading

I recently installed ArchLinux (because hey, why not) and used the Arch install script and installer located here https://github.com/helmuthdu/aui. After doing this, I got to the boot screen and it ...
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Auto mounting other partitions in Arch Linux

Im using Arch Linux. Is there a way to automount other NTFS or Ext partitions automatically without writing about them in /etc/fstab?
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Modifying networking and daemons using systemd

I'm trying to follow this guide however, it appears rc.conf is discontinued and systemd has taken over. How can I modify the networking and daemons shown in step one using systemd? Any help is ...
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Error installing arch Linux due to virtual box-guest-modules (despite not installing on virtual machine)

I'm installing Arch Linux, following the instructions at the Beginners' Guide, and got up to running pacstrap -i /mnt base base-devel. It finishes with the following error: resolving dependencies... ...
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How to clear journalctl

I couldn't find in google any safe way to clear systemd journal. Do anyone know any safe and reliable way to do so? Added: As a reason, let's say I was experimenting with something and my logs got ...
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Remove other linux installation on same hard disk

I have the following setup: [phil@thinkpad ~]$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 238,5G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 52,3G 0 part ├─sda2 8:2 0 111,8G 0 part ...
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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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USB error -110 (power exceeded) but works when reconnecting

At the last boot, two USB devices were not powered: The Logitech G5 mouse works most of the time, but this time I had to plug it in (in the same motherboard USB port) three or four times before it ...
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How can I prevent systemd from freezing my system when Flash dies?

Since a recent update, when I quit a web page containing a Flash animation in Firefox, the plugin-container process becomes a zombie, and then the systemd-journald process (also maybe something like ...
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Spoof current MAC address to a known address to trick router and register device

I want to connect to a device to the internet, a Roku player, that has its own MAC address. The network that I currently have access to requires that I login using my credentials prior to being ...
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Installing Arch Linux on empty eee pc's hard drive

I have a problem with the installation of Arch Linux on an Asus 1000HD eee pc. The fact is, it had a Windows XP home basic installation, and it was still very very slow with that. So I formatted the ...
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Arch Linux run script a minute after boot

I have set up a bridge between eth0 and wlan0 with netctl. It works fine if I tell it to configure eth0 and wlan0 at startup and then for me to manually start the bridge after it boots. If I tell the ...
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Arch Linux Ethernet to WiFi bridge

I want to use a Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux to extend my WiFi network. My situation is that I have a spare WiFi router that I want to use to expand my WiFi reception range as well as give me a few ...
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No usb 3 Arch linux 3.15.1

Up until my last reboot, I had the ability to use my usb 3 port. I just got the system installed not that long ago, so up until then I'd been configuring and installing drivers, but that was the ...
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How can I create files in my home directory without root?

I created a user, then using root I created a folder for him. The folder has the same name as the user. When I am logged in as the user, I cannot create files or edit existing ones without using ...
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Gnome3-like alternatives [closed]

Since I discovered gnome3-shell I really appreciated the different Dekstop-type to work with, and I'm still using it. But, I'm battery-addict (using a laptop) and I'm feeling poor performances and ...
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Java doesn't show menu text

I startet netbeans/intelliJ/squirrelSQL after I didn't use it for a few days/weeks and now the menu doesn't show text. There are just the underlineds. My system: ArchLinux (everything up to date, ...
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What is the basic difference between Arch and Gentoo Linux? [closed]

What is the difference between Arch Linux and Gentoo Linux? Their ideologies seem quite similar to me.
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Installing linux-3.14.8 un Arch Linux while 3.15 is already in testing

I'm currently running kernel 3.14.6 on Arch Linux from Core repo. I would like to install 3.14.8 (which is the latest of 3.14 series) because it contains a fix that is suitable for me. However linux ...
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Can I use a shell or python script to execute commands in a chroot?

I need: to make a shellscript which can chroot into a linux environment and run a command there. I am using: arch-chroot (on the arch linux livecd)
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Why tracepath and chrome use different gateway

System: Archlinux latest Softerware: NetworkManager My route table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface default 10.3.0.9 0.0.0.0 UG ...
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Can't connect to WiFi

I recently installed Arch but didn't set it up yet. In particular, I can't connect to WiFi, although it's visible (in Arch). When I click on it, nothing happens. What might be the issue? $ ip addr 1: ...
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How to delete old packages installed by pacman in Arch Linux?

I have recently installed Arch Linux and found that I am eating away at a lot of memory relatively quickly. For whatever reason I have already used 17GB in just about 2 weeks. I do not have a great ...
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Determine if a package is provided by an installed packagein Arch Linux

I am trying to script the installation of optional "dependencies" depending on what other packages are installed in an Arch Linux system. I can use pacman -Q to tell me if a package has been installed ...
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debootstrap terminates partway through with “stdin: not in compressed format”

I'm on an Arch GNU/Linux system, fully up-to-date (both official repositories and from the AUR). I'm attempting to install a copy of Debian Wheezy so that I can chroot into it and work with the ...
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Apache server in raspberry PI not visible from outside( public IP)

I have made a fresh install of Arch Linux ARM into a Raspberry PI and I mounted there a LAMP, all fresh. I have another Arch(x86) in my laptop with Apache also there, and as far as I know, two web ...
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eCryptFS automounting issue

I'm running Arch Linux and am trying to setup an encrypted folder with eCryptFS. I've followed the tutorial on Arch's Wiki for manual installation, it's actually working. The problem occurs when I try ...
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Flash not working on HTTPS webpages

I have a strange problem with flash (chromium-pepper). It works fine on HTTPS domains (like youtube), but it does not load at all on pages which are HTTP (not securely encrypted). I'm using the ...
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External disk partitions with identical UUIDs

I have two external USB drives of the same make and model, and one of them is driving me slightly nuts by never being assigned a UUID (or, at least, it doesn't show up in /dev/disk/by-uuid). What ...
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Error when adding phtreads support to PHP while following arch wiki

Willing to add phthreads support to PHP, I read this page and began to follow its instructions : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PHP_pthreads_extension But while the makepkg -s step, compilation ...
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How to have user directory for GNOME wallpapers

I have my wallpapers stored on Dropbox organized by dimensions and I would like to have them available to GNOME. However, I have found this is absurdely hard to do, as even complex searches on various ...
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Where is the Arch Linux official package source repository?

After searching Google and the wiki I can't seem to find it, but only links to the software repositories.
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Understanding the structure of an Arch package repository mirror

I'm trying to figure out the structure better of a Arch Linux package repository mirror. There's several folders which are pretty easy to understand, such as community, core, extra, multilib, iso, ...
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Can renaming a network device cause race conditions?

Arch uses predictable network interface names. MATLAB licenses are linked to the MAC address of eth0, so I need to rename one of my devices eth0. In a machines with only one NIC I can just turn off ...
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How do I know why NetworkManager failed to initiate the VPN connection?

I'm running Arch Linux, and recently updated the whole system. Now I every time I connects to VPN with nmcli command, if it fails, I couldn't figure out the reason: NetworkManager[15967]: ...
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Why can't I write on External Hard disk?

I am using Arch Linux. I am not able to write on my external hard disk. I have tried to change the permission manually through properties but not allowed to do so. How can I fix this problem? Here is ...
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it takes too long to connect to ssh server

I've got two VMs with arch linux and debian (running under virtual box). Not long ago, it started to take a lot of time connecting to arch VM over ssh. The first time after a while, successive ...
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Mount iso9660 sd card

I'd like to mount my sd-card manually, but that doesn't work. [linus@linus_linux-notebook ~]$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 55,9G 0 disk ├─sda1 ...
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Black screen after installing Arch Linux, conventional fixes don't work

I recently installed Arch Linux on my HP Pavilion dv6 (Radeon HD 6770m graphics card) to dual boot with Windows 7 by following the beginner's guide found on the Arch wiki. After grub loads, I choose ...
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How to change the “power key” for ratpoison window manager

Using the ratpoison window manager, how could I remap the "power key" (which is by default Ctrl-T) to something like the Windows button? I have created a configuration file already (~/.ratpoisonrc) ...
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systemctl start depending on tty

I would like to start Apache automatically on my machine, but only if I login from TTY1 (I do not run a display manager). If I log in from any other TTY, it should not start. I tried this in my ...
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VirtualBox: modprobe can't find vboxguest, vboxsf, vboxvideo

I've been following these instrctions to install the guest packages for arch linux. Unfortunatelly modprobe returns: [snooc@archfire ~]$ modprobe -a vboxguest vboxsf vboxvideo modprobe: WARNING: ...
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Repackaging proprietary software

I was thinking about trying to package Matlab (a proprietary piece of software) for Arch Linux by creating a PKGBUILD to handle installation, dependencies, and conflicts. With the standard Matlab ...
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How to install multiple packages via pacman in a single command?

Is it possible to install multiple packages via a single pacman command? E.g. Pacman -S package_1,package_2
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Why does USB errors with my mobile phone stop the computer from interacting with services?

I set my Android phone to use "Mass storage" as the connection mode (In Settings → Storage → context menu item USB computer connection) to easily be able to browse the files. Then I plugged ...
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Touchpad doesn't wake up from suspend

I've been trying to figure out how I can make my touchpad work after waking up from suspend. Until recently I could at least reactivate it by typing: ls /lib/modules/`uname ...
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BSNL 3G USB modem not connecting

I am using Arch linux (fully updated). I have been trying to get my BSNL 3G usb modem to work to no avail for the past couple of hours. I have already installed modeswitch, wvdial, modem manager, ...
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How to start x server on another display?

I want to connect external monitor to my laptop but I can't manage it properly. My setup is: Arch Linux x64 (xfce) on Dell l702x with Bumblebee and HDMI -> DVI adapter monitor. I want to have that ...