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GPU Passthrough with qemu - no video output (AMD 7970)

I am trying to setup GPU passthrough on Arch. I followed the PCI passthrough via OVMF wiki along with some other resources online. I substituted a few steps as needed, for example I am using systemd-...
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Emacs got blue background after upgrading to 3.20

OS: Archlinux Emacs: 24.5 Theme: Solarized-light It is ok before upgrading to gnome-unstable(3.20)
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Install Arch Linux with wifi but wifi chipset not detected

Trying to install Arch Linux on a partition of my hard drive, my only option is to connect to Internet with WiFi. Ubuntu (on another partition) shows with lspci that WiFi chip-set is Broadcom ...
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How can I exporer the files at my Android device from Arch & Xfce?

In Ubuntu my Android gets mounted automatically when I plug it in it and it's very convient to explorer its files via the Ubuntu File Manager. In Arch my Android doesn't get seen by Arch, although I ...
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Adding new hard drive as /home after installation

I have a desktop PC running Arch Linux that during inital installation only used a 120GB SSD for / and no other partitions. I have just recently added a 500GB HDD that I want to mount as /home to give ...
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Archlinux'es pacman + tee == unclear console IO [closed]

I have a small issue with capturing the pacman's IO with the tee utility. I try this command line: pacman -S group-1 group-2 | tee pacman.log And there is an issue: when the pacman query which ...
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gpg -recv-keys hangs when not run by root

I am trying to install a patched kernel form Arch User Repository but getting One or more PGP signatures could not be verified! error. I looked at the PKGBUILD and attempted to add the keys with the ...
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Arch: cannot make setxkbmap persistant

I followed this wiki but I didn't get it work at boot automatically, I mean every time I boot I have to run this command: setxkbmap -model pc104 -layout fr,ara -variant ,azerty -option grp:...
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x11 Keeps Freezing Virtual Console

I have a problem on my Arch-Linux system. I use startx to start my GUI, and this issue occurs randomly throughout my day. There is no sign of anything going wrong (until I switch to a Virtual Terminal/...
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Defining the Arch Linux bootloader on a Chromebook?

I'm planning on installing Arch Linux onto an Asus Chromebook Flip C100P. After enabling developer mode and creating a compatible live USB, I'm ready to start partitioning the device. Whenever I've ...
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how to set up the format of a title of the tabs of Terminator?

I can't find any method of how to set up the format of a title of the tabs of Terminator. it's probably has to do with its config at ~/.config/terminator/config but how exactly? I want to shorten ...
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Alternative to `xkbcomp`?

In Getting and setting XKB layout, section Using keymap (xkbcomp) is marked as deprecated. What is the alternative then? (example method in section Using rules is not sufficient).
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What is Elementary OS based on?

I've seen how Ubuntu is based on Debian, and how Manjaro is based on ArchLinux. What is Elementary OS based from? May I also ask on how the bases differentiate the OS itself?
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Unable to connect to wifi “IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP”

When I click on the wifi icon and the hotspot I want to connect to, nothing happens. Nothing at all. And here's my dmesg: [ 9647.582070] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlp4s0: link is not ready [ 9957....
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Arch Linux - Wifi keeps disconnecting

I'm running Arch Linux and I use netctl for my wifi, but for some reason it keeps dropping every 5 minutes, especially fast if I don't use the internet for 5 seconds it seems. I have a USB wifi stick (...
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Difference between architecture and platform in linux kernel

I want to know the difference between architecture and platform in Linux kernel. When I had downloaded the latest kernel tarball, observed that a directory named with arch, it contains different names ...
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How to enter a user account and run commands from a shell script being run as root?

I am presently writing an automated install script for Arch Linux, to simplify the install process for myself (in case my current installation of Arch goes belly up and I can't fix it myself), but the ...
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How to recover content of the file in unix? [duplicate]

I accidentally gave cat >filename instead of cat filename and my content is lost.Now I have only my file,but content is deleted.How to recover the content alone? Please help me to get back the content....
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Which components update routing table?

I am experiencing strange behavior on Arch Linux, when various virtual network interfaces lead to undesired automatic updates to the routing table. For example, when I start KVM. Before (network is ...
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Linux console with multiple video cards

I have an older desktop box with two independent video cards. When booting, the BIOS chooses one card and produces normal output there. The system runs a arch linux system. As soon as the kernel ...
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How do I get UEFI to automatically boot the Linux Boot Manager (managed by systemd-boot) instead of the OS Boot Manager, of Windows 10?

I would like to set my laptop with UEFI firmware and a Windows 10 / Arch Linux dual boot to use the Linux Boot Manager (managed by systemd-boot) by default on startup, instead of the OS Boot Manager (...
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Valve games crashing on startup due to problem with OpenGL/SDL

Recently, my games made by valve, and I assume all source games, have been crashing on start up. This isn't affecting any of my other games, which primarily run on Unity3D. It seems to be a problem ...
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How do I get GRUB2 to correctly start under UEFI?

I have installed GRUB on my Arch Linux installation on /dev/sdb1. /dev/sdb is my second internal hard drive on which I installed Arch Linux, /dev/sda is my first internal hard drive and has Windows 10 ...
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How to install another desktop-environment in Linux (Gnome -> Xfce)?

I have to installed XFCE instead of Gnome in Arch. Apart pacman -S and pacman -R commands, what else should I do? Will I have to remove gnome from "recovery mode" or what? I guess it's not possible to ...
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Linux Terminal autologin only once after reboot

I'm trying to have my computer automatically log in as a specific user after reboot on an Arch Linux machine. I followed the guide from the Arch Linux Wiki, ran # systemctl edit getty@tty1 and pasted ...
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How to not going through openvpn tunnel for a specific port

After long hours of digging and many tries I still cannot figure out how to not have a traffic on a given port going through the openvpn tunnel. Below my setup: (enp0s25)<ovpn server>(tun0) <...
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LightDM fails to load after system upgrade in Arch x64

UPDATE Kernel 4.4.5 itself is buggy. Downgrading to 4.4.3 solves the issue. Bug report has been filed. Today morning I performed system upgrade (07:44 AM IST). However, after restart (kernel was also ...
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I am stuck connecting to the internet via a usb wifi stick

I am trying to set up a an internet connection through a usb wifi sticker in Linux. Here's the sequence I tried: iw dev This returns the name(?) of the Interface that I want to connect to: phy#0 ...
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How to encrypt a live root fs remotely and unlock it via ssh

I have a Linux Arch system running on a VPS. The rootfs is installed on a LVM partition. I would like to overlay an encrypted container on this partition, then reinstall the rootfs on it and enable ...
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Does Arch Linux work on i386 cpu architecture

Does Arch Linux work on my i386 cpu. I read on its website that it's optimized for i686, does it mean Arch Linux won't work on i386. By the way, I don't want to compile it, I want to use the ...
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Console that shifts down from top

How to make a shortcut that console is shifting down from top of the screen? I am using arch linux with xfce4. I want something like on this video: https://youtu.be/J3KiwoOxfkg?t=5m4s
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Disable the sessions dropdown in sddm

Question: Is there a way to hide the sessions dropdown in sddm? I removed the default plasma media center session and now the only session is plasma making the dropdown useless.
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Primusrun not launching Steam game

I have an Arch Linux laptop with Bumblebee. If I launch a game with the default parameters, it has horrible FPS since it is using the integrated graphics. I downloaded bbswitch and Primus (both 64 and ...
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pacman a file owned by two packages

i have installed microchip and jlink softwares from aur on my system. unfortunately this two packages own 99-jlink.rules file so i had to force install jlink. but now pacman and yaourt give me this ...
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Set name for NAS with samba

Hi I'm in the midst of setting up a torrent box which has ArchLinux installed. I've been following quite a few of the archlinux tutorials and I'm at the point where I have a samba server up and ...
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Boot Entry for Loading Encrypted LVM

So, I recently installed Arch Linux (EFI) with the root folder in an encrypted LVM. I am loading the correct modules and hooks on startup, but it's telling me it can not load the encrypted space after ...
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rsync doesn't delete files from ~/tmp

I'm trying to sync my home folder, named "kjs", with another folder (my usb drive mounted in /mnt/USB1). I use the following command: rsync -aAXv --delete /home/kjs/ /mnt/USB1/kjs This works mostly ...
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arch linux: after installation of atom-editor “command not found”

I recently switched from Ubuntu to Arch Linux and after installation of atom-editor with yaourt -S atom-editor when i type in the Terminal atom . i get atom zsh: command not found or bash: command not ...
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“Oh no! Something has gone wrong.”, archlinux 2016/02 with gnome3 display manager

I will post the content of the Xorg-log-file (/var/log/Xorg.0.log) of my archlinux 2016/02 right ahead. I do not really understand the message: Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X ...
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GDM - how to enable touchpad tap-to-click

I've enabled tap-to-click in Gnome but it doesn't work on GDM. I tried running dconf-editor as root to modify the setting but to no avail. I also tried running sudo -u gdm gsettings set org.gnome....
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Chrome/Chromium crashes (“Aw, snap!”, segfault): “Resource temporarily unavailable”

Chrome/Chromium won't load any websites and just shows the "Aw, Snap! Something went wrong..." page. Some sub-processes segfault. When started in a Terminal, it will shows lots of these: [......
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Does the following error indicate my system is compromised?

[FAILED] Failed to Verify Integrity of password and group files. See 'systemctl status shadow.service' for details. I get this message in T1 every time I start up the computer but I havn't noticed ...
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How to install mit-scheme in Arch Linux?

It seems to be available here. But when I try the following command: $ sudo pacman -S mit-scheme I get the following: error: target not found: mit-scheme I've also tried with mit-scheme-git (...
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Which mirror did I download the Arch Linux package database from?

It seems that some packages in the official package repository have a new dependency which is not in the official repos: $ sudo pacman --sync --refresh --refresh --sysupgrade :: Synchronising package ...
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Can I grep two files against each other?

I want to grep file A for every phrase in file B, where a phrase is a string of words of length X. Ideally, it would be an approximate grep, like agrep. Is there a way to do that using command-line ...
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After running “mkinitcpio -p linux” i got “Hook 'lvm' cannot be found”

Trying to install Arch with LVM basing on this guide: http://sharpeend.impcode.com/2014/04/installing-arch-linux-with-lvm.html Partitions: sda -system-boot -systrm-root -system-home
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Arch Linux - Boot only shows EFI Default Loader which doesn't work

I installed Arch Linux on an empty SSD hard drive. I set it to use GPT and partitioned it like this: sda1 Boot sda2 Swap sda3 Root Everything went well in the installation, but the boot loader only ...
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pacman doesn't download dependencies with -S and -w?

I got this weird thing going on where, pacman -S -w awesome xorg-xinit xorg-server xorg-server-utils pacman doesn't download all the required dependencies. The reason for downloading the packages ...
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How do I fix “No such secret collection at path: /” for gnome-keyring and Arch Linux?

I'm running Arch Linux. When I try to save credentials using Vinagre (VNC client) it gives me an error: Error saving credentials on a locked keyring Cannot create item in a locked collection ...
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Handshake failed in Pidgin

I am trying to connect to our in-house XMPP server using piding in Arch Linux, but I always get SSL Handshake Failed error in Pidgin. These are the error lines I get when running pidgin -d: (10:52:...