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How to implement Kubuntu icons to vanilla plasma desktop in archlinux?

Kubuntu's plasma version uses a different iconset than archlinux' vanilla plasma version. The icons in the vanilla version are mostly rounded and colorful, the Kubuntu icons are flat and monochrome. ...
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“Fork failed” while using my development environment

I'm a software developer mainly using Java on Arch Linux. I am experiencing a lot of resource failures recently, in my development environment and in the system itself. When I start all the ...
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LibreOffice will not start in fluxbox(no desktop environment)

So I started setting up a new build for arch and all I wanted on it was LibreOffice. However, unlike other programs(e.g firefox) it would not start in a plain fluxbox session. When I ran the command ...
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Help to install Apache Module mod_systemd

I would like some help with installation of Apache Module mod_systemd. I am using Arch Linux. I have no idea where and how to start, any hint is also appreciated
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Disable ELAN touchpad on startup

I don't use my touchpad often and when I'm typing on the keyboard it sometimes happens that my hand touches it and the cursor gets clicked which is annoying. That's why I push the ...
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Arch Linux - How to run a cron job?

I am on Arch Linux and I'm trying to make a cron job that fires every minute. So I use: $ crontab -e And add the script in: * * * * * Rscript /srv/shiny-system/cron/CPU.R ~ ~ "/tmp/crontab.8VZ7vq" ...
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Arch Linux boots to tty1 by default instead of tty7 after update

I updated the system 2 days ago and now realised a startx systemd script failed to start. This is seems to be caused by the fact that Arch booted into tty1 by default. Switching to tty7 and restarting ...
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Unexpected single-quotes in file name [duplicate]

Original post over here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/35350216/unexpected-single-quote-in-file-name Basically, it seems that ever since I accidentally overloaded my filesystem (it's not ...
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Wwan connection on Debian and/or Arch

Arch and Debian installers want internet connection but manage to install most of their load w/out it. No Linux installer I'm aware of can configure wwan. I've only a wwan connection. On Ubuntu I ...
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Unsupported package installation, the Arch Way [closed]

No AUR, no PKG. I want to install Bro, listed in Arch's "List of applications". But I can't find it in AUR, and it doesn't have a PKGBUILD file. To make, or to makepkg? It does however have a ...
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Archlinux Raid Setup

So I want to setup a raid setup with 2 drives but I want to have the possibility to upgrade along the line. I watched a video on Linus Tech Tips today and saw he used a Raid card with 2 SAS ...
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Arch Linux grub installation error “airootfs”

I was following the official installation tutorial. Everything was smooth until the boot loader section. I had encountered the error of /usr/bin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of ...
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How to install xorg inside virtualbox guest?

I am fairly new to Arch linux so I want to install it inside a VM first before replacing my current Linux installation. I've successfully installed base, base-devel & grub packages inside a ...
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Arch linux not visible in bootloader

I installed Arch following the beginers guide and installed the rEFInd bootloader. When i start my computer rEFInd can load windows and the Arch live cd (if it's inserted) but i cant get it to show ...
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Built-in camera not detected

I have Dell Ins. 5537 running Arch. The webcam doesn't work out of the box. There's no /dev/video* device detected. Arch wiki tells me to find the right model of webcam and load the right kernel ...
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Setting up bridged adapter for Arch guest, Windows host [closed]

I've tried many things that I've found online but I'm stumped. I'm using VirtualBox, my guest OS is Arch, kernel version 4.4.1-2, my host is Windows 10. When I set it to have NAT adapter, I get it ...
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Laptop slow and unresponsive when running on battery

My laptop is slow and unresponsive when running in battery; it works fawless when connected to ac power. In the past I used to have tlp/laptopmode-tools but since Linux 3.x I have uninstalled both. ...
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A lot of warnings and errors from `org.freedesktop.Tracker1` [closed]

In my systemd log each boot I can see a lot of warnings and errors from org.freedesktop.Tracker1. I use gnome and this is the ouput of: journalctl -b -t org.freedesktop.Tracker1 ...
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Xen DomU PV - how do I get graphics?

Both Dom0 and DomU are Arch linux. Because Xorg :0 -configure results in video card not found as I'm in a DomU, I created a xorg config file. /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf Section "Monitor" ...
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Exit termite from within bash

I want to be able to completely close termite from within a bash script. I have something like this: while true; do read -n 1 -s result case $result in [c]* ) exit 0;; esac done ...
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Command to detect if internet connection is wired or wireless

I would like a command to check if my internet connection is wired or wireless. I am using Arch Linux. I am doing this to display a different icon in lemonbar for different network configurations.
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avahi-daemon withdraws IP address from my network interface

I am running an Arch Linux server in my local network. It has avahi-daemon running on it to advertise some services (like a print server). It has happened for the second time now that my server was ...
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lsusb can't detect pickit2

I have installed Arch Linux (i686) every thins works fine but when I try ti plug the PicKit2 (Programmer for PIC MCUs) and run lsusb it doesn't shown in the list I tryed it on Win7 machine and works ...
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How to make an iproute2 bridge setup permanent?

I've set up an archlinux inside a Oracle Virtual Box. To be able to reach the VM from the LAN I have added a bridge adapter and configured the guest system following the instructions from the Arch ...
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How to reinstall dhcpcd without internet connection

I deleted dhcpcd off my arch install without realizing it was the IP provider for wireless. I need to get it re-installed, but I have no internet connection. I deleted the unused cache files with ...
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Background color breaking when loop piped into lemonbar (Arch)

I have a setup where I am piping the time into lemonbar on a loop. Essentially I have three sections of the bar with two different background colours. Everything works fine until the time gets piped ...
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Memory usage inexorably creeping upward

Just within the past day, my Arch Linux system has begun eating memory. This seems to begin when the system is powered on, and I cannot find a way to stop it. The symptom is that the reported memory ...
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USB stick read-only in GNOME/nautilus?

Funnily, my newly vfat-formatted USB stick is automatically mounted when I plug it in, nautilus sees it, I can access it, I can see the permissions in the nautilus right click dialog (755), I can ...
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How is /dev/null created on archlinux

Just wondering how is /dev/null created on my archlinux box. I investigated udev rules under /usr/lib/udev/rules.d, but there are no rules relating to to name null. > ag null ...
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Dual Monitor on Arch Linux causes computer to not suspend

I've recently set up a second monitor for my laptop, and for some reason now after I close the lid the computer will just take my external monitor as my primary monitor and not suspend my laptop. I've ...
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Cutsomize rofi when using SLiM

I wan't to customize rofi, if I am right rofi's configarution should be put in .Xresources file, but SLiM login manager seems not to load this file. Where should I put the code ? I am using archlinux ...
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How do I use Ctrl + Fn + Num on XFCE

On Gnome, using Tweak Tool under typing, I set the numeric keypad keys on my laptop to work as numbers only on pressing Fn + key not when I turn the numlock on. See below. I use it mainly in ...
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Arch install grub cfg file LVM errors

i have been doing an arch installation on top of windows 8 using USB live iso. I partitioned my HDD as follows: SDA1->350mb(windows related) SDA2->781gb(windows related) SDA3--extended ...
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ArchLinux: Error installing grub on encrypted lvm partition(lvm on luks)

I am trying to install Arch Linux on an encrypted partition (LVM on LUKS). I followed the relevant Arch Wiki guide, but when I do: grub-install --recheck /dev/sda it gives me this output: ...
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Unable to log in to any user accounts on a fresh install of Arch linux

Has anyone run into the issue of not being able to log into their root account after a fresh install of Arch Linux? I have tried setting the root password twice with the passwd command within the ...
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Adding vmlinuz to EFI boot adds an unbootable japanese caracter to the boot menu

I'm trying to setup a boot on an encrypted partition so I enter this command : efibootmgr -d /dev/nvme0n1 -p 1 -c -L "Arch Linux" -l /vmlinuz-linux -u "root=/dev/nvme0n1p6 rw ...
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How to setup efibootmgr when root / is an encrypted partition?

Just wondering how to setup efibootmgr when root / is an encrypted partition. I'm installing archlinux on an encrypted root and their wiki says that i should use # efibootmgr -d /dev/sdX -p Y -c -L ...
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Booting stops at Loading initial ramdisk

I have installed Arch Linux on 40GB HDD on ga-g4mt-s2p1 Motherboard ( Intel Core 2 multi-core,2Gb of Ram) I have made 4 Partitions: /boot 100Mib Swap 4Gib / 20Gib /home The rest of the disk It ...
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How can I get information about my acceleration method?

I created a file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf to change my acceleration method to EXA to prevent a problem I've been experiencing. The problem is, from time to time, all the windows go all ...
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Linux setup for intellectually impaired

This is not a request for which distro (I intend to use arch + openbox as that's the setup I'm familiar with), but rather which tools can help me accomplish the following: I want to set up my ...
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WebGL not working with Firefox, Intel HD graphics, ArchLinux, and Thinkpad T540p

Is anyone having issues getting webGL to work on Firefox? https://get.webgl.org/ It was working 1-2 months ago, but is now broken. Works fine on Chromium. I set webgl.force-enabled; to true, but no ...
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Touchpad scrolling is very jumpy on Wayland

I've just switched from Xorg to Wayland, which means I've also switched to libinput. I'm also using GNOME 3 and GDM. Since switching, scrolling has become very jumpy. As I drag two fingers ...
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Disable the wireless network adapter in arch

I am running arch on a notebook, but I do not need the wireless connection. Nevertheless the adapter is continuously running, even if it is not necessary. Is it possible to disable it temporarily? And ...
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Is it OK to install Debian or Ubuntu Binaries on Arch Linux?

I'm interested in installing a program called Grenchman on Arch Linux. Unfortuantely, it only has binaries in "Debian Wheezy", "Debian Jessie", and "Fedora": Debian Wheezy [ sha1 | sig ] ...
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Install 32 Bit Application on 64 Bit Arch Linux

I have an ancient openoffice plugin which requires the 32bit version of openoffice/libreoffice and does not work with the 64 bit version. So I would like to know, if there is any way to install the ...
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How to install php7 modules in archlinux?

I have the following php version installed: PHP 7.0.2 (cli) (built: Jan 6 2016 11:50:59) ( NTS ) Copyright (c) 1997-2015 The PHP Group Zend Engine v3.0.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2015 Zend Technologies ...
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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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Keyboard doesn't work GRUB after boot on Windows

I have a Razer keyboard and a dual boot (Arch Linux + Windows 7). The keyboard works fine if I just use Arch Linux. Whenever I boot on Windows my next time on GRUB the keyboard won't work anymore. ...
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Xorg works only when bbswitch is ON?

I've got a weird problem. I installed bumblebee and when I start Xorg with startx it freezes the system completely (cannot switch tty or REISUB). But, when I use bbswitch to turn my dedicated graphics ...
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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: ...