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how to install arch linux on 32 bit system

I would like to install arch Linux on my netbook, which is not 64 bit compatible. I searched through the downloads on the arch Linux download page and everything there pertains to 64 bit ...
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Where is the function given by “which prompt” defined?

I am used to using "which stuff" do find the file that will be called when I use "stuff". I was quite surprised to see "which prompt" respond with prompt () { local prompt_opts ...
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trigger udev rules from systemd

I have one of those hdds, that have a very aggressive power management. To prevent load cycles from rising in to critical numbers I wrote an udev rule: SUBSYSTEM=="block", SUBSYSTEMS=="scsi", ...
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Building an Arch Linux based live CD/USB

After bootstrapping my Arch live CD, I try to install the archiso package with: pacman -Sy archiso but I get: error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) archiso: ...
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How do I power down on reboot?

I am programming for a Linux ARM device and have some situations where I need to reboot the device after a user prompt. Whenever I run reboot -f or shutdown -r now though, the system starts up with a ...
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Permission issues when doing system backup using rsync [duplicate]

I'm trying to backup my linux system (arch linux on a laptop) to a remote computer on the same network using ssh (or NFS). I use rsync extensively to backup my /home directory to the remote computer ...
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Blank screen after logging out of XFCE

I have a fresh install of Arch Linux with a few packages, including XFCE. I started XFCE using startxfce4, then used XFCE to Log Out. But now all I have is a blank screen. How can I get my prompt ...
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A process, run as root, when performing mount, is mounting for `self`, how to make the mount global?

I'm mounting a share from within process'es context. That, ultimately, mounts the object on a per-process namespace basis, rendering it invisible for the rest of the system. The problem is partially ...
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Multiple environments - Awesome and Gnome

I'm trying to install multiple environments on my Arch Linux system, and since I've never done it before, there are some stupid questions that I must now the answer. If I install Gnome and Awesome ...
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Arch Linux gets stuck on boot

I followed the Arch Linux Beginners' Guide up to the section Unmount the partitions and reboot. After rebooting (I use grub as bootloader) without the quiet parameter, I get the following output: ...
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sudo mount from webserver (Apache) by mod_php, result not visible by root

Intial question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19598201/umounting-through-exec-with-sudo-the-user-is-a-sudoer-with-nopasswd Basically, I have a PHP script, that: exec('sudo mount ...
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Unable to get Wireless working during Arch Linux install

I'm following the Arch Linux install guide here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide I'm installing from a live disc. I've just used pacstrap to install the base system. I then ...
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What's wrong with my zenity dialog? selector is not extending vertically

zenity list dialog looks different after a system upgrade, %> zenity --text "Select" --list --column="Profile" --list a b c Any idea on the extra space in the dialog? The selector should extend ...
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/sbin/init does not exist - Bailing out, you are on your own. Good luck

I'm trying to install arch linux. When I boot up, it gives me the message found below. ERROR: Root device mounted successfully, but /sbin/init does not exist. Bailing out, you are on your own now. ...
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How to resume pacman package downloads?

I'm trying to install some updates while on a sketchy connection in Arch Linux. What is the best way to do that? while ! pacman --noconfirm --needed --refresh --upgrade do : done took over 90 ...
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Starting a .bin installer in graphical mode

I'm trying to install this software but after I run the usual commands: chmod +x gvSIG-desktop-2.0.0-2066-final-lin-x86-standard-withjre.bin ...
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How to debug repeated Wi-Fi disconnections in Arch Linux?

After trying for a long time to get a wireless connection, I am now able to get an extremely sketchy one (as in a few seconds of actual Internet access every few minutes). Running wpa_supplicant -d -i ...
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bootloader configuration with GPT, RAID1, and LVM

Using the GUID Partition Table and RAID 1, the bootloader (syslinux or GRUB) is not able to boot into the machine, which was installed with Arch Linux. First off, there are two drives identical ...
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Archlinux mute sound in browser only

Is there a way how to mute all sounds in browser only? I need it to be done from command line. I'm currently using alsa mixer for mute (command amixer set Master toggle), but I can't find any way how ...
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Arch: Awesome Window Manager won't start

I can't get my awesome running. I installed awesome and all dependecies with pacman and followed the beginning of the following guide to get awesome running: ...
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Is there a way to really prioritize processes or make Linux respect their priorities?

I know there are process priorities like in other operating systems, going from -20 (most prio) to 19 (less prio) but Linux seems to ignore them. Right now I was building the kernel in the background ...
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dbus-launch terminated abnormally with the following error: No protocol specified

After a recent upgrade in my Arch Linux x64 system, I keep getting this warning message after installing or removing packages with pacman. (gconftool-2:5207): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to ...
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Overwritten MBR: Is partial/complete recovery possible?

I have a Sony VIAO laptop setup as dual boot (Ubuntu 12.10/Windows 7). Since I wanted to try Archlinux, I installed VirtualBox in Ubuntu. To create a bootable USB stick (from the ISO image on my hard ...
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What goes into a Linux distribution?

My understanding of Linux distributions is that: They are operating systems based on the Linux kernel, and most have default desktop environments, something that is not in the Linux kernel. Fedora ...
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Arch Linux install doesn't boot

I've got Arch Linux mostly installed, and I seem to have installed GRUB with no problem. My partition table looks like this: cgdisk 0.8.7 Disk ...
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Wi-Fi disconnects immediately?

I'm trying to connect to a WPA2 network. It works fine (I can connect to things) for about 10 seconds, then disconnects. When I try to connect again, it refuses to connect at all unless I've rebooted ...
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The only way to turn off/on wifi is to put laptop into sleep mode

After start GNOME prints Hardware disabled. I've tried to use keyboard shortcut and it doesn't work. Only way to disable/enable hardware wifi is to put laptop into sleep mode and restore.
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How can I install Arch Linux on a Laptop with Intel GMA 4500 MHD?

I would like to install Arch Linux on my Acer TravelMate 5735Z. Sadly, it has a Intel GMA 4500 MHD graphic card. This means, I suffer from Kernel Bug [GM45] black screen at boot (0 backlight?). When ...
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Why is the AESni flag missing for my i5 CPU

My CPU is reported by Intel to support the AES-NI native instructions. http://ark.intel.com/products/65707 However, /proc/cpuinfo does not list the aes flag (which is what I guess is preventing me ...
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How to update Broadcom driver in Arch Linux?

I have been having issues with my broadcom wireless driver, and from what I have seen, most people online say I need to update the driver. How do I update the driver? Most tutorials use apt-get but ...
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b43 wireless driver error

I just installed Arch, and I noticed that my wifi range is very poor. I have to be about 10 feet away from the router for it to work. I also noticed that when I boot, I get this message: Support ...
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libvirtd not suspending guests

My guests, one windows, one linux, are not being suspended. I'm not sure why. Here's the output of systemctl, which looks wrong, but I've done systemctl start libvirt-guests && systemctl ...
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Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 WLAN does not work on installed Arch

I have a Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 WLAN Controller in my netbook. When I boot the Arch live ISO and set up the network with wpa_supplicant everything works fine. On the installed Arch I get the ...
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Notify on email sent - Postfix

I have a small postfix server, on a Linux server (Arch Linux) mainly used as a http server. I use postfix to send database backups and notifications of my web sites. To avoid spamming, I'd like to ...
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How do I deal with a certificate based transparent proxy in Arch Linux?

I have setup an Arch Linux VM at work, and my company uses a transparent (cut-through) proxy with a self-signed certificate and requires authentication. Whenever I try to install any packages through ...
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Archlinux VGA video problem

I have an old HP DL380 G4 server that I'm trying to load Archlinux onto, but I've run into a bit of a snag. I went all the way through this guide, and everything seemed to go smoothly, but when I ...
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What's wrong with my Arch installation? Randomly bizarre screen output since last upgrade

Since my last upgrade of Arch Linux (a month ago perhaps), my screen looks weird. It happens randomly, and it would become normal with a slight update to the current window. See this screenshot of ...
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keep losing IP with dhcpcd

I have an Arch Linux install in a VirtualBox VM, and as I'm working all of a sudden, it will lose it's dynamic IP address. When this happens, if I check on the status of the dhcpcd service it says ...
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yaourt -Syu is not working in arch linux

I tried yaourt -Syu and got this error: error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies) :: Starting full system upgrade... :: nvidia: requires linux<3.11 how could I solve ...
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Asus G750JH with pre-installed Windows 8 - I want to dual boot ArchLinux

I have a new Asus G759JH laptop and it has Windows 8 installed on it. I have resized and fixed the partitions in a way I thought would work (now, I'm not sure that what I've done is actually going to ...
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How to enable 'Page Handling tab' in print dialog in Arch Linux

I've finally gotten around to setting up my printer in Arch Linux, but I've run into a problem. Printing works just fine, except that when I go to print a document, when I look in the options in the ...
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Arch Linux GRUB install: “EFI variables are not supported on this system”

I am attempting to install Arch linux to a new (and very crappy) HP Pavillion 15 Notebook. This is a UEFI-based machine. After several swings at it, I have managed to get pretty far. Legacy mode is ...
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How to use nemo actions to mount an iso file?

I read these articles: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nemo https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mounting_images_as_user and try use Nemo Actions to mount iso files but nothing happened ...
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How to install software from Arch boot disk to existing Arch system?

I've got an existing Arch Linux installation. After booting from the installation media, is there some way to install software either from the installation media or using the network I've set up using ...
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How to connect to Wi-Fi network in Arch Linux?

tl;dr After reading the Arch wiki articles on installation, wireless setup and WPA supplicant, trying the suggestions below and a host of forum threads, I'm unable to get either of the following cards ...
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Arch DVD colours

On my Arch machine, I wanted to play the DVD Skyfall. It opened with VLC, and everything worked, except that everything was a bit greenish. Why is that happening? Dragon player isn't better either. ...
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udev Unable to Rename Network Device: Device or Resource Busy

I'm trying to use udev rules in order to give my network interfaces static, consistent names. However, it seems like there is some race condition happening preventing these rules from consistently ...
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How to let pacman notice the ruby installed by rbenv?

I use rbenv to manage ruby versions. I want to install gvim on my ArchLinux and one of it's dependency is ruby. I'm already use rbenv to install the version 2.0.0-p247 of ruby as root ...
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ArchLinux how to setup English Language with german keyboardlayout

Can anyone explain me how to setup up ArchLinux to be completely in English except for the KeyboardLayout? (it should be de-latin1-nodeadkeys)
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How can I access menu bar items alike hud (unity)?

Currently I have archlinux installed, but I used Ubuntu in the past. What I really miss from ubuntu is the HUD from unity which allows hotkey searching for top menu bar items from the current ...