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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; ...
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Are there any global menus still being maintained for gnome?

I am looking for a global menu that has not stopped being maintained for gnome 3.18 arch. Do any exist?
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Recommended partitioning scheme for Arch Linux when using two hard drives [closed]

I want to install Arch Linux on my laptop, which has two hard drives: a 25GB SSD and a 700GB HDD. I'd like to have the OS installed on SSD and have my data stored on the HDD. Which partitioning ...
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Any application to play song when headset is inserted

Is there any script which plays the song when the headset is inserted in Arch Linux? That would make it more like android phone.
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dirmngr does not start with proper home directory unless it is restarted

I am trying to follow these guidelines for gpg best practices: https://help.riseup.net/en/security/message-security/openpgp/best-practices but I am having trouble with dirmngr, which handles all ...
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unable to boot with GRUB after installing arch-linux

i finished to install the Arch linuks with lvm on Luks and rebooted after configuring the GRUB. when i boot to the USB GRUB i get: i have edited this page and fixed the UUID number to the sda1 ...
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KDE5 : a mix of UTF-8 and ISO-8859-1

Since (I think) I upgraded Plasma to version 5, KDE applications seem to open my files (encoded in UTF-8) as in ISO-8859-1. I am not very familiar with locales problems... I am french, so a lot of ...
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Does Manjaro Linux have a debug packages

One of my biggest frustrations with Arch Linux is the need to recompile half my OS every few weeks in order to provide meaningful bug reports to upstream projects. Most other distributions provide ...
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How to connect to virtual network on linux

I start most of my virtual machines using virtual box. Most of the time I configure them with bridge networking. But this time I would like to set it up with nat network. I added a virtual network ...
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Imperfections in Andale Mono font in fbterm

Recently I installed the Andale Mono font from the ttf-ms-fonts package on Arch Linux AUR. I then tried out using it in Fbterm to see how it works. It worked perfectly! Well, sort of. You can see ...
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Connections via IPv6 are reset while IPv4 works fine

I just set up a new Arch Linux system. Most networking applications (pacman, git, spotify e.g.) seem to be working just fine. All IPv6 connections though are reset by the server. curl -6 google.com ...
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Archlinux configure grapic driver lenovo z710

I want to configure my graphic card driver on a lenovo z710, because my laptop is overheating... On ubuntu I installed bumblebee and other stuff, but my system crashed, this time I wanna avoid this. ...
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Does the the Thinkpads still gets bricked when installing linux?

I am thinking about buying a Thinkpad for college work, specifically the Thinkpad t540p. (The touchpad seems bad, but I heard it has amazing performance and amazing build quality). I saw a post ...
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Changed ownership of entire os to root:root

I had my file/folder ownerships screwed up, so I thought I "restore" them by applying chown -Rh root:root / and then chown -Rh *username*:users /home/*username* Being a Linux noob, I did not know ...
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Secure way to back up systemd logs

I have arch linux installed on a raspberry pi and want to start backing up my logs regularly to some external write-once media. It'll probably be a CD, but I'm not sure yet, and it will probably ...
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Not able to finish setting up LUKS

I am trying to encrypt a new VM with LVM on LUKS. I formatted and partitioned the HD (1 partition). I ran: # cryptsetup -c aes-xts-plain64 -s 512 luksFormat /dev/sda1 /mnt/dok/31.jpg typing ...
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LCD USB communication

This is on Arch Linux. I connected it and using dmesg I got the output: [ 78.637285] usb 5-2: USB disconnect, device number 3 [ 78.953772] usb 5-2: new full-speed USB device number 4 using ...
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limitations of CUPS command line printing of image files

I have my default printer set: lpoptions -d HP_ENVY_5530_series. I can print some text: echo HELLO > h.txt lp h.txt CUPS understands many different types of files directly, including text, ...
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how to boot in arch linux live boot [closed]

I have windows 10 and i am experiencing some keyboard where some keys are not working. I want to check whether it is a software or hardware problem. I have an arch-Linux ISO at hand ans wanted to find ...
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arch linux- error:failed to get canonical path of 'airootfs' (grub to USB installation)

I'm trying to install arch-linux for the first time, everything was OK till I tried to install "grub" boot-loader to a USB drive. I am working by the WIKI ARCH LINUX guide. Both of this commands ...
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Got a brand new laptop with hardware still unsupported. Should I wait or return it?

So my parents offered my a Laptop, a quite good one judging by my other computers (for example my Desktop is still stuck on CDQ), and it is always sort of rude to return a gift in any situation, but ...
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arch linux- error:failed to get canonical path of 'airootfs' (grub to USB installation)

I'm trying to install arch-linux for the first time. everything was OK till I tried to install "grub" boot-loader to a USB drive. I am working by the WIKI ARCH LINUX guide. both of this commands ...
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Cannot login after pacman -Syu

A few days ago Chromium complained about wanting to be updated. I performed the following series of commands, deciding to upgrade Python for kicks. pacman -Syy pacman -S chromium pacman -S python I ...
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Netctl fails to connect

On an arch installation of me netctl fails to connect to a wpa wifi network using wifi-menu. I can currently not copy-paste from the console, but journalctl -xe gives me an "association/authentication ...
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Can't exit i3 because no sensible terminal emulator is installed

I am trying to setup Arch Linux, and after getting the most basic stuff setup I installed and ran i3 with: pacman -S i3 dmenu xorg xorg-xinit startx It finally started, but I can't exit it. After ...
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Start proxy on system boot

So I have tor installed and have it enabled with systemctl, so tor.service starts on boot and I can automatically just configure SOCKS5 proxies to 127.0.0.1:9050. Now, tor has a few minor annoyances. ...
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Cannot launch pidgin in KDE 5

I am using latest Arch linux with KDE 5 desktop. I am not able to launch pidgin today, but until today I was able to use it just fine If I launch I get this error in a popup: KDEInit could not ...
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How to install laravel on xampp?

I'm using the latest version of manjaro 64 bit and latest version of xampp. I want to install composer and laravel, tried many solutions on stackoverflow and askubuntu. Everytime I see a different ...
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Shutdown button in XFCE restarts computer

To turn off my Arch Linux laptop, I click the power button which brings up a panel where I can click "Shutdown" (among "reboot", "log off", etc). When I do, my computer shuts down and restarts after ...
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archlinux installation failing mounting issue

I can boot to my CD created using ubuntu. I boot to the archlinux x86-64 and it boots me into [rootfs /]# The error I am getting is the same error I am seeing in a lot of forums. ERROR: ...
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Using Super(Win)-Key with shortcuts on latest GNOME

I am running Arch Linux x86_64 with GNOME 3.18.3-1 x86_64 as desktop-environment. In an earlier version of GNOME I successfully used the Super_L-Key for shortcuts, but now that key isn't gonna be ...
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Cmus not showing any songs after fresh install

I am trying to install and use cmus properly, but I am running into some trouble. All of the guides that I have found have me enter the following command to add music to cmus. :add ...
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Deadbeef doesn't show up in sound applet of Cinnamon

I have installed Cinnamon desktop, VLC and Deadbeef. When I play an audio file or a video with VLC, I can control it via the sound applet, but when I play music from Deadbeef, there is no signal from ...
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Unable to scale Chrome on Hdpi screen for Arch Linux

I have a MBPR 13 running Arch Linux with only xorg and xmonad. However im not able to scale Chrome for Hdpi instead everything is super tiny. What I have tried so far is the reccomendations on Arch ...
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How can I fix my sound on an Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02) ALC662?

I am running Arch Linux. There is no sound coming from this card, despite a driver "snd_hda_intel" having been loaded. Sounds is coming out of the left speaker. I've googled this and I have found ...
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Netctl causes getty to clear the screen and re-display the issue message

I have systemd configured to not clear the terminal before calling getty, and also getty itself is run with the --noclear option, so that my boot messages are left displayed when the login prompt from ...
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Is there a way I can auto-connect to a network with a certain SSID using Connman?

I want to create a script that will auto-connect to a network if it has a certain SSID. I am not sure if that is possible with Connman. Can I tell Connman to connect with X credentials if it finds a ...
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cannot install anything using yaourt on Arch Linux

If I try to install using yaourt I get same error for every package, and it asks me to build package again and again. ERROR: ld.so: object 'libfakeroot.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (cannot ...
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How do I dual boot Windows and Archlinux when they are physically installed in different harddrive?

I installed Arch Linux and Windows in separate harddrive (not partition, but real spinning disk drive). Each OS has their own boot because I was hoping to move Arch Linux directly to another machine ...
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how to download entire arch repository recursively?

What's the command to just download a package without installing it? I know pacman -U /file/location is for installing, but not downloading. so here is my question: how to recursively download the ...
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Arch Linux not showing bootloader on UEFI system

I recently installed Arch on my laptop (Dell Precision M4500). I had just changed the hard disk so I had to partition from scratch during the installation. I chose to go for a GPT partition and also ...
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Poor signal on bluetooth

I'm having some difficulties with my Bluetooth keyboard on Arch Linux. Using these other OS's, no problems with the range of Bluetooth, range: about 6 meters: Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8.1, 64-bit ...
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How to add a dependency to internet to a service with systemd on arch?

My openVPN connection start perfectly on boot with connman service for Internet and openVPN for my vpn connection. But, If I boot with a connection to Internet at boot and after many time I ...
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How can Linux 4.2.5 boot on a Skylake CPU when they are supported from 4.3+

I bought a Dell XPS 13 2016 with a i7-6500u (SkyLake). This notebook is not officially linux-supported but I found a few articles on how to get it up and running. But I cannot find an answer to this ...
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Bridged interfaces do not have internet access

I'm trying to run a QEMU VM but it doesn't have an internet access, only access to the host and a Docker network. What I did: Created a bridge with: brctl addbr virbr0; Turned it on: ip link set up ...
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Thunar icon for custom folder in /home

Example: I want a "Code" folder in /home along with "Documents", "Pictures", and whatnot. I can make a folder called "Code" but how do I make a custom folder icon like the other /home subdirs have? I ...
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Usb drive not detected /arch

I have this USB drive that doesn't seem to be detected neither on lsblk or fdisk. Here are some outputs: Dmesg: [93812.546850] usb 2-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 33 using ehci-pci ...
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8GB USB disk listed at only 512B or 10MB?

I made an Arch Linux ISO USB drive, and I'm trying to restore it using the directions from the Arch Linux wiki. After running: $ sudo dd count=1 bs=512 if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sde && sync ...
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How to create lowercase pi (“π”) with compose key?

I'm pretty sure I used to be able to create lowercase pi characters using Composepi (as described on for example fsymbols.com), but it no longer works. My compose key works for other characters (like ...