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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: ...
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Ratpoison WM in Nvidia driven laptop

I have a 5th generation Intel laptop with Nvidia 820M GPU and i wan to use Archlinux/Salix with Ratpoison WM for development purposes. The problem is Ratpoison is ment for lowend computers. What are ...
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Full screen terminal with script as screen saver under archLinux

Bonjour, Is it possible to run a terminal at full screen running a script instead of the screen saver ? That means that after 10 minutes of inactivity the screen should go black and show the STDOUT of ...
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How can I speedup the time from boot to GRUB screen?

I have Windows 8.1 Dual booted with Arch Linux. I find it takes atleast 10 seconds from pressing the power button to showing the grub screen menu selection. I find that really strange since I ...
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Xorg freezes with Bumblebee after hard reboot

I am installing Arch on my new laptop but for some reason when starting startx Arch freezes completely. Before this happened I already had a working KDE environment, but then I had to force a reboot ...
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Personal VM Station setup

In a previous question, i was looking for a way to execute VMware without installing a window manager or desktop environment. It proved difficult and I was curious if I am over complicating a solution ...
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First time arch, KDE is driving me insane

Ok, fresh new installation of Arch. I've installed xorg and the various packages plasma and sddm. Enable sddm and reboot. The login screen appear (pretty ugly though), I start moving the mouse ...
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VMWare in arch without DE or WM

I'm trying to run VMWare (or any graphical application for that matter) in fullscreen mode from the console. I don't want to install a Desktop Environment or Window Manager, or even a Display Manager ...
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Screen dims after waking from suspend

Whenever I wake my computer from a suspend, the screen dims immediately to half brightness. I'm running Arch Linux on a 2012 retina Macbook Pro. Any ideas as to why this happens and how to fix it? ...
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Internet connection problem with web browsers only

I'm experiencing a strange problem on my ArchLinux box with Gnome Shell 3.18. Suddenly I cannot surf the internet anymore with any web browser (chrome, FF etc) like the internet connection was down. ...
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Force Broadcom bluetooth to see wlan0 in down state

I`m running a 64bit Arch Linux on an old Dell Laptop. The wireless hardware, unfortunately, is from Broadcom (BCM4312 LP-PHY for wifi and BCM2046B1 for bluetooth). A Lenovo bluetooth mouse works and ...
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Archlinux how to generate italic style from regular font

From the Archlinux wiki I found it possible to force generating italic style from regular font. But I cannot find the cache file described here /usr/share/fonts/fonts.cache-1 How could I ...
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OpenGL vendor is vmware

When I run glxinfo | grep -i opengl I get: OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc. OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.7, 256 bits) OpenGL core profile version string: 3.3 (Core ...
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How does the Manjaro release cycle work? [closed]

I am wondering how the Manjaro release cycle fits in with it being a rolling release.
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run msfconsole within any directory

I just installed metasploit. The issue is i can only run ./msfconsole in installation directory which is /opt/framework/metasploit-framework. When i run msfconsole in another directory i got this ...
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How can I remap mouse buttons to modifier keys?

I have a fairly standard Logitech M510 wireless mouse with the three regular buttons, forward and back buttons, and scrolling and sidescrolling. The forward and back buttons are worse than useless ...
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How to install a Ruby gem on Arch Linux using Puppet?

I've got the following: class travis_linter { include shell package { 'travis-lint': ensure => latest, provider => gem, } } When I try to test it, however, I get the ...
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Thunderbird / Firefox profile missing or inaccessible

Out of sudden my Thunderbird and Firefox wont run because of this message: Your Thunderbird profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may ...
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Arch linux kernel upgrade from repositories

About two months ago I build a kernel (4.2.6-ARCH) from source according to this page, this is my current kernel version, the problem comes when I try to upgrade from the repositories, actually I did ...
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Why are IPV6 privacy extensions not working in Arch Linux?

I have native IPv6 via my ISP, with a routed /64 block. IPv6 is working on my internal network. (ie. I can ping ipv6.google.com) All devices on the network have IPv6 addresses allocated, and with the ...
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Why am I getting “Cannot connect to the Docker daemon” when the daemon is running?

The Docker service is clearly running: $ systemctl status docker.service ● docker.service - Docker Application Container Engine Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/docker.service; enabled; ...