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Unable to restart xmonad on archlinux

xmonad --restart used to work but it doesn't anymore and it's not a prevalent issue so I think it's probably a problem on my side. I have pasted the output of strace xmonad --restart below. I am quite ...
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Pulseaudio issues - line out/headphones defaulting; connection to other programs (“not running as session daemon”)

I am running Pulseaudio with a combined digital+analogue channel (the digital is an HDMI connection to my monitor('s speaker); the analogue is a connection to separate speakers). Whenever the ...
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How to make resolvconf append nameservers to the list instead of prepending them?

I'm trying to configure OpenVPN to update DNS-servers as described here. That seems to work, but resolvconf prepends nameservers (and also search domains) to the list of existing nameservers. How can ...
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Remove Arch Linux programs installed from the community repository

I'm wanting to install the multi-threaded release of par2 on my Arch machine. After having successfully installed it running par2 still executes the single threaded version. pacsearch par2 returns: ...
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How to direct the journal output of certain units to a particular file?

I've got a system with several daemons running (as systemd units) that output log information to the journal in Arch Linux. I want to direct the journal output of some of those unit files into a ...
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LUKS partition is unlocked after first use

I just tried to move /usr to a small ssd I recently purchased. The ssd is formatted with LUKS and btrfs. Apparently systemd fails to start the cryptography target before the partitions are first ...
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Archlinux effect of downgrading package

I'm using v8 version 3.26.x, but somehow to compile another package, it requires older version 3.19.x. I'm done downgrading the v8 and done compiling that package: v8 3.19.18.4-1 What is the effect ...
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How to install Couchbase on ArchLinux

Is it possible to install CouchBase in ArchLinux? This database looks so promising, but they only provide .deb, .rpm, windows, and mac version. http://www.couchbase.com/nosql-databases/downloads
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netboot archlinux

I have created a backup. And setup an NFS-boot, but kept it as pure nfs4 than ndb. I'm able to boot an old system, but unable to get the usb keyboard and mouse active after boot, which is really ...
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No login prompt on serial console

I have connected a USB-to-serial cable from OS X to a Banana Pi board running Arch Linux ARM, distributed by Lemaker. The connection itself works well - I see all the boot messages on startup, I can ...
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Linux unresponsiveness

I'm using a Packard Bell EasyNote laptop (4GB RAM, 500GB HDD) with Arch Linux and xmonad. My problem is that machine becomes fully unresponsive or obtains a large lag. Sometimes when I only have a ...
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Xorg.bin uses 100% CPU randomly (mostly after switching TTY), with i915

I'm on Arch Linux, 64bit, on ThinkPad x201, and it's using (I think) an integrated graphics chip in the Intel i5 CPU. Sometimes, Xorg entirely hogs one core for several minutes. It's entirely frozen ...
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How do I get the old procps-ng top(1) layout back (pre-3.3.10)?

Since updating to procps-ng 3.3.10 my top(1) looks like this: Instead of: Not only are these colours annoying & offensive, I can't get it to sort as the "old" top(1) (O no longer works, and ...
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SSD not persistent

My SSD forgets data and falls back to a previous version, I've raised this issue on the Arch forum here. Let's say I install an application and all is well. Then after a reboot it is gone, ...
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arch linux recognizes the partitions and hard disks wrongly

My arch Linux system does not recognize neither the partition nor the hard disk in which it is installed. it is installed on /dev/sdb1 but it recognizes that as /dev/sdc1 and the initialization goes ...
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Installed Wrong Nvidia Drivers

I'm running Arch 3.17, and last night I tried to install drivers for Nvidia, which has caused my system to go to a shell on boot. This is the output of /var/log/pacman.log Around [2014-11-19 22:36] ...
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Can no longer start Chrom{ium|e} as normal user

I am no longer able to run Chromium or Chrome as a normal user (though I can run as root). I have tried rebooting, reinstalling both applications, moving .config files, changing gtk themes, and ...
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Conky block padding Archlinux

I'm not sure if my question was discussed lately and that's why create new topic. The problem is that my conkу widget not looking as I want it to. Because of image size I decided to put it here. My ...
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Network Manager Connected - No wifi

Im using Arch and NetworkManager to handle my connection. I can connect fine at boot but randomly at some point inevitable point it will just stop. NetworkManager shows I am still connected but ...
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GRUB2 - boot Arch from grubshell [closed]

I installed Arch Linux from CD, rewriting old Fedora Core - ext3 and substituting it with ext4 Arch Linux. On /dev/sda1 WinXP (I know, old). Then, I ejected CD and rebooted. I was thinking that GRUB ...
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Alt+SysRq+T not working / Where do SysRq commands print to?

My REISUB commands, and K, work flawlesly, but with T (it should print info about tasks), it prints nothing. H also doesn't work. Alt+SysRQ+H Alt+SysRQ+T I tried in all tty's (even F10, which ...
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Possible causes for Arch WLAN connection breaking?

I have an internet connection that won't stay connected. My build: Arch x86_64 plain UEFI/BIOS install on USB mSATA SSD Network Manager dhcp is enabled at boot with static IP resolv.conf is ...
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Minimizing display lag. Graphics software stack? Process priority? RTOS?

I am looking to come up with a setup to minimize display lag for psycophysics and electrophysiological reaction time experiments. I'm not talking about costly graphics computations on every frame, ...
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xfce4 no wallpaper and unresponsive with virtualbox

I recently installed arch with virtual box (Win7 host) with xfce4. I installed i3 to try it out, when I started up it loaded with no wallpaper and didn't respond to mouse input. I then set .xinitrc ...
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How to allow user to mount Ubuntu partition on Arch Linux without authentication?

I have a dual boot system with two partitions for Ubuntu and Arch. In Arch, whenever I need to access the Ubuntu partition, I am asked for the password. I added a line in fstab as follows: ...
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openconnect - I can ping a website but can't wget or access by browser

I need to access the VPN of my university. On their website they provide the following solution: install openconnect install vpnc login to vpn via: # openconnect --script /etc/vpnc/vpnc-script ...
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Set focus to newly open window

I use Archlinux 3.17.2-1 with gnome-shell 3.14.1.5-1 I use keyboard shortcut to open various applications, for instance Ctrl+Alt+G opens gnome-terminal and Ctrl+Alt+T opens xfce4-terminal When ...
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Installing Arch Linux on SD Card - Problem Writing Partition Table

I've been trying to install Arch Linux onto an SD card to use plugged into my macbook. Currently, I've booted into the installation media on a usb key and I'm trying to write the GPT partition table ...
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Arch: can't get X to work under regular user

I can startx as root, but can't as a regular user. I compared logs and there's the difference: root: #> cat Xorg.0.log | egrep '(EE|WW)' [ 1507.647] Current Operating System: Linux hostname ...
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latest arch linux on beaglebone black

I have installed arch linux using what I assumed was the latest kernel at http://archlinuxarm.org/os/ArchLinuxARM-am33x-latest.tar.gz But this only installs 3.8.13 and I understand that there are ...
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Spring roo not finding core java classes in Arch

Arch has changed some of how it sets up Java. I'm trying to get Spring Roo working, but it seems not to finding java provided classes on the class path. I'm running ./bin/roo.sh Resolved ROO_HOME: ...
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XFWM set chrome app launcher placement?

I'm running XFCE4 in arch linux and using google-chrome-stable. I added the Chrome app launcher (google-chrome-stable --show-app-list) to the panel, but when I click on it, it places the launcher ...
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lsof: home folder is busy, but I never logged in as that user

I'm trying to run ecryptfs-migrate-home to encrypt my home folder, but the command keeps failing the open files check. Indeed, lsof +D "/home/will" shows the same in-use files as ...
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XFCE how to show pop up when using sound function keys

On Unity and Ubuntu, I noticed that if I change the volume via function keys, it shows a pop up. Can I have the same ability with Arch and Xfce? It already does it with brightness (if I press the ...
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Mesa works, but unable to start Xserver and GUI with nvidia driver and nvidia-xconfig generated configuration file

I'm using Manjaro OS based on Arch Linux. So I can switch between gfx drivers using sudo mhwd-gpu --setgl [mesa/nvidia] command. But I'm unable to tap my gfx card, because of of wrong Xorg ...
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Notebook problem when switching screen output to HDMI

I'm on KDE with Arch Linux. With my notebook@ATI mobile gfx card switching from notebook's screen to TV screen via HDMI cable by pressing FN+F7 keys worked just fine all the time - until now. When ...
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System freezes on startup

Lately my Arch Linux desktop freezes more frequently after I boot it up. Now it happens about 4-6 times before I finally get a complete startup. It freezes as different points, sometimes at a message ...
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Tracker-extract and Tracker-store processes consuming huge Amount of RAM

I am using Arch Linux, kernel 3.16. From last one week my two processes tracker-extract and tracker-store are taking too much RAM. It results in hangup of system once in every 2 hours. ...
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Printing problem with ArchLinux and Gnome 3.14 and cups service

Sice a few days (I suspect since I have upgraded to gnome 3.14) on ArchLinux I can't print anymore. If I open the printing panel of gnome control center I get a message like (it's translated from ...
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Unable to start gnome-session without root ?

I have freshly installed arch linux according to the steps listed in arch linux wiki page, installed xorg and gnome. In my ~/.xinitrc file I have added the line exec gnome-session. Now, when I ...
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Share wireless card with Arch Linux on VirtualBox

I'm developing a software that needs to access the list of wifi networks in Arch Linux. This is easy, just run iwlist scanning. The problem is: I'm running VirtualBox on Mac OS X and when I run this ...
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Sage Math browser interface not working

I wanted to try Sage Math as a free alternative to MatLab. I installed it from AUR, and it works in terminal, but I can't access it via the browser. I tried to Google it, but had no luck. ~> sage ...
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Sometimes the CPU fan does not start

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X240, and it works well and on normal temperatures. However, sometimes the fan does not start even when running high stress processes that warm up the CPU drastically. In ...
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Syslinux gives error: ata 10: Softreset failed (1st FIS failed)

I recently installed arch on my desktop, and I get the error in the title twice per boot, without the [] and preceded by what I assume is a timestamp: [12.xxxxxxx] on the first and [22.xxxxxx] on the ...
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How do I uninstall gnome-extra?

I come from an Ubuntu background. So I ran the following command: "sudo pacman -S gnome gnome-extra --needed" and I get this output: :: There are 40 members in group gnome: :: Repository extra 1) ...
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Arch/OSX - fstab options for shared /home (HFS+) on SSD

I've got an Arch and OS X install sharing an HFS+ (non-journaled) /home partition. My Arch side seems to have issues with the partition. In particular, deleting multiple files causes the drive to ...
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DisplayPort won't wake up screen when laptop placed in docking station

My laptop is connected to an external monitor via DisplayPort(in a port in the docking station). When I boot my laptop while it is connected to the docking station everything works fine, but if I ...
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Delaying kernel upgrades on Arch Linux

On Arch Linux, whenever a kernel upgrade is applied (via pacman -Su), problems occur. For example, iptables can no longer be used: # iptables -L iptables v1.4.21: can't initialize iptables table ...
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How do I reinstall wifi firmware in Arch?

For a month, I've had no internet because of an rf-kill problem. I've followed advice here and in the Arch wiki, but no luck. rf-kill insists that my wifi is hardlocked. I want to reinstall the ...
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How can I use the scroll lock key to toggle the back light on my keyboard?

I recently purchased a backlit keyboard that requires Scroll Lock for toggling the lights. I quickly came into some issues that can be worked around with a few simple bash commands - See this thread. ...