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How to put Linux Boot Manager in front of Windows Boot Manager?

I have set up a dual boot with Windows 10 and Arch on my laptop, but I can't move the Linux Boot Manager option from the Boot Option Menu in front of the Windows Boot Manager: I tried putting ...
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How to mount a separate drive as /home

I recently installed Manjaro Linux, an Arch based system. I didn't specify my drive /dev/sda6 as my /home in the setup. So now I have a /home in my / drive. How can I mount my /dev/sda6 as my /home? ...
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Random packet loss with bonded interfaces?

I'm trying to setup a LACP bond using systemd-networkd on an arch server. When I try to ping the gateway I seem to be getting intermittent package loss which lead me to believe the LACP isn't setup ...
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Arch Linux cfdisk asking for disk label type

I am trying to partition my hard drive I just wiped with dban so that I can install arch linux but when i run cfdisk /dev/sda It says: Select table type gpt dos sgi sun I don't know which to ...
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Can fbterm support 256 colors?

I have Arch without X and want to make my console solarized. I think I can't do that in tty, so I had installed fbterm and tried to play with fbtermrc, bashrc etc. $ tput colors 256 $ ...
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Arch not recognising GPT drive

I just finished installing Arch and my 3TB GPT drive (this is not my boot drive) is not showing in arch. I initialised it as GPT on my windows 7 machine and that machine is still able to read from ...
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How can I fix Xorg startup problem?

I am using Arch Linux and I was using awesome wm and everything worked perfectly. I installed plasma-meta package to try KDE 5 so after I rebooted the system X does not start. Lightdm, sddm fails and ...
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Manjaro Linux mouse doesn't work

I've just now installed the Manjaro Linux on my laptop. My touchpad works perfectly but when I connect one mouse to the laptop that doesn't work. Does anybody know how to make it work?
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problem with gtk application s

i do an upgrade with yaourt -Syuu but when i reboot my xfce don't work so i install kde an works perfect . when i try to run firefox this is the output process:5495): GLib-CRITICAL **: ...
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Xen error: “xl list” complains about libxl

After having installed Xen on Arch Linux, I cannot issue any xl commands, getting this error: xc: error: Could not obtain handle on privileged command interface (2 = No such file or directory): ...
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How to have time synchronization work on localtime?

The Arch wiki suggests Time standard Recommended: Set both Arch Linux and Windows to use UTC, following Time#UTC in Windows. Also, be sure to prevent Windows from synchronizing the time ...
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SLiM “failed to execute login command” w/ Xfce. Arch noob

Arch noob here. Trying different desktop environments, trying to login in Xfce with SliM. Configuration went unexspectedly smoothly but now i'm stuck at a "failed to execute login command" error. I ...
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Can I change /home partition to /boot?

When installing Arch I did (or I though at least) a /, swap and a /boot partition. I just found out that I have a /, swap and /home partition. Which isn't what I had in mind, I just have like 400mb ...
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Strange interference on tty2-6

There seems to be a bunch of garbage/line characters on terminals tty2-6 (photo below). This is not consistent. Occasionally, random terminals work normally. The only things I downloaded before ...
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how to configure systemd shutdown process

I see messages like these in my journal : Sep 28 17:27:48 localhost kdeinit5[4476]: Qt: Session management error: networkIdsList argument is NULL Sep 28 17:27:48 localhost kdeinit5[4476]: No DBUS ...
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Unable to copy files to my external HDD on Arch Linux

I'm facing a strange problem of being unable to copy-paste a certain file to my external HDD. Error displayed: Could not write to run/media/(my_hostname)/(external HDD's name)/(file).zip Even ...
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tftpb.service crashes when I start it or when I PXE boot to the server

I'm setting up a new PXE server using arch linux 4.6.6-1, using tftpd-hpa 5.2 and everytime I pxe boot to the server tftpd.service crashes. from journalcfg: (...) in.tftpd[317]: recvfrom: Socket ...
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The good way to make screenshots of screen regions on arch Linux with i3 WM

About a month ago I switched from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Arch and I'm quite happy with this decision. However, I miss some features with my new distro, especially, the shift+printscr one. I use i3 WM. ...
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Unable to connect to my wifi after a fresh install of Arch Linux

I have been finally able to get my computer running on Arch Linux, after a day of sniffing around on the Arch Wiki. I have been on Mint for a couple of months. Installed Arch Linux as per the Arch ...
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Disable USB partition from auto-mounting on Gnome 3.16

I have a Sony PRS-T1 ebook reader which is based on Android 2.2. When I connect it to my PC, it shows up as two USB partitions: READER and SETTING. The latter is a read-only partition, only useful the ...
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How to correctly set fonts rendering in ArchLinux/LXDE?

I've just installed ArchLinux and LXDE, everything is working fine but fonts rendering is not optimal. Reading the wiki about font configuration and using external source of information, I've build ...
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How to repair broken Arch Linux?

I deleted the lib32-ncurses manually from the /usr/lib folder (I know...) I was having issues with a compiled PHP and libncursesw.so.5 It broke Arch. So I boot from my a live cd but if I try to, ...
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Why java and java based apps work fine when JAVA_HOME and PATH variables are not set?

I installed jdk8-openjdk in Arch Linux using official repositories. Actually it works fine even before JAVA_HOME and PATH environment variables are not set. javac print the usual output. also java ...
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Problem with PHP, libncursesw and Arch

After doing a system upgrade, whenever trying to use php it complains: php: error while loading shared libraries: libncursesw.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Sure, ...
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How to write script for systemd using different scripts

New to systemd here - essentially I have 3 different scripts: activate.sh, toggle.sh, and deactivate.sh. I want to use a systemd service and timer in order to do the following: When the service ...
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xinput does not list my touchpad

My touchpad does not work at all in Arch Linux, and other distributions. xinput does not list it. Physical mouse works fine. I recently bought a Packard Bell EasyNote ENTG71BM with Windows 8.1 ...
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Arch - How do Install a package made in a clean chroot?

I've been trying to build and install GNU Icecat from source on Arch linux using yaourt, but I've recieved errors during the build relating to the Infinality font set. I came across this page from ...
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How to not store hdd encryption key on machine, but still mount on boot?

Setup: I'm using a raspberry pi with a USB HDD, running arch linux and syncthing for my own "cloud" sync. Problem: In case of a physical break-in where the HDD pi and HDD is stolen, I'd like to ...
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Stuck in a loop at login prompt after changing shell to zsh

I changed my default shell from bash to zsh and after rebooting, I am stuck in a loop where it brings me back to the login prompt after my password is entered correctly - cannot log into root either. ...
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Arch linux installation - missing packages

I've tried to install new arch linux today, failed however. There are a lot of packages missing like fdisk or gdisk, there is no dhclient which made it difficult to connect to the network and for the ...
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Starting an Window Manager on hybrid graphics system fails

I'm a completely new user of Arch Linux. I installed the system nearly like described by the German beginners guide. The most important things according this problem: Bootmanager: GRUB Installed ...
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Automatically Disable the Touchpad when a USB Mouse is plugged in under Linux with udev [duplicate]

I've looked all over google and trying myself to create this functionallity but to no avail. I am really annoyed by the touchpad on my laptop and I mostly use a USB mouse. I've tried using udev to ...
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How to access contextual menu in gnome 3 dash from keyboard?

My question is simple: How do I access the contextual menu from my keyboard inside gnome 3? I've seen other answers reffering to a menu key or button but not all laptops come with that button, mine ...
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Use CIFS share mounted in fstab for apache svn

To set up an svn repository (running on arch linux) I would like to use my NAS to store the repository. I can only mount it with CIFS (smb). At first there was an issue where the httpd user could ...
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How to NOT mount dm-crypt device on Cinnamon startup

Yeah this is counterclock-wise from anything I've found around. In before anything: I'm running Arch Linux x64, Cinnamon 2.6.13, 4.1.6-1 kernel, no crypt hooks. I've just made a test filesystem ...
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gnome-terminal stopped working

My gnome-terminal 3.16.2-1 stopped working after a system update. I am running Linux arch 4.1.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Aug 17 08:52:28 CEST 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux. When launching it I recieve ...
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pacman won't list files for a specific package, why? [closed]

I am trying to list files that belong to an installed package with pacman. For some of the packages, it works fine (I get the list of files): alex@tardis ~ % pacman -Ql bumblebee bumblebee /etc/ ...
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Systemd hangs before TTY during boot in archlinux

systemd of my archlinux hangs since this morning without any error message and before TTY. So, I cannot use Ctrl+Alt+F1. The last thing I see is Reached Target Bluetooth. But everything looks fine ...
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Arch linux can't login

My problem is that I can't login. If I try to loggin with correct username and password it doesn't do anything. I have error message on boot failed to create static device Nodes in /dev . This ...
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gdm/sddm won't start

I made startx working, but when I do gdm, compuper hangs, and if I run sddm, screen turns black with some chopped letter on top of screen. I put intel settings to xorg.conf. Thanks for help!
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Files stored in live distribution run from USB flash drive get deleted upon boot

I have a live 32GB USB drive which boots Arch Linux. Whenever I try to save a file on the drive (using wget), it gets deleted/cleaned-up upon shutdown/booting. For example, saving a file in /root ...
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The file system type of my home partition is 'swsuspend'. Is this recoverable?

Here's how this happened: I've got separate root, home, boot and swap partitions for my Arch Linux installation. Today I booted from a USB stick and mounted my root, boot and home partitions to ...
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Which Desktop Environment do I have? [duplicate]

I have been given a computer with Arch linux (I am used to Ubuntu). I want to know which desktop environment is installed (if any). I cannot tell based on the firefox window I am looking at. My ...
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After reinstalling Arch, the windows bootloader no longer works

Okay, so I'm fairly new to Arch (I installed it a few days ago) and installed it alongside Windows. It worked well, but unfortunately, the next day my arch distribution was unable to find any ...
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Remove unnecessary configuration folders

Many applications create a hidden folder in /home/user. I've tested many applications that I later uninstalled. Is there a way to check which folders have been left behind in my home folder by ...
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Files appear in a different timezone after transferring to another computer (even though both computers have same timezone) [closed]

I copied some files from an Archlinux computer to an Ubuntu one, but the time on the files after being moved showed as exactly 2 hours earlier than on the computer they were originally. (2 hours I'm ...
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Google Play Music plugin on Google Chrome freezes everything except for the mouse on ArchLinux

I just installed ArchLinux on my 2013 Macbook Pro. I installed Google Chrome from AUR and when I launch it, after a few seconds, I'm not able to type anywhere, whether it is in Chrome itself or a ...
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Arch won't boot into grub on HP Elitebook, but does everywhere else

So this is not my first time setting up arch on a system. But for some reason this here is not working. I have an HP Elitebook 2560p, I already had Fedora 22, Ubuntu, Centos and other Linux distros ...
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Huawei USB dongle is not working in Newly installed Arch Linux with Gnome

At the Arch Linux installation, I installed dialog & wpa_supplicant in order to connect to the internet after the rebooting to the newly installed system via wifi-menu program. After that, ...
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Verifying which model of HP Chromebook will allow for Arch installation?

New to Arch and trying to make sense of this chart: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Chrome_OS_devices/Chromebook I have the HP Chromebook 14 G3 (Oct 2014) with a 2.1 GHz Nvidia Tegra K1 ...