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Arch Linux: gdm gives “Oh no something has gone wrong…”

I recently decided that I will no longer use Ubuntu and give Arch Linux a shot. I did everything according to the Beginner's guide on Arch Wiki, which worked. Next I wanted to install the Cinnamon ...
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Alsamixer not working no sound

The sound is no more working on my machine. before that I was running mocp my computer was turned off accidently when I type alsamixer as a root in terminal I get: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR ...
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How do I install smooth-tasks on Antergos?

Really new to Arch so pardon me if this is an uber simple question. I installed Antergos with KDE as the desktop environment. I've used Ubuntu before this with KDE and used smooth-tasks for my app ...
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Setting standby timeout with hdparm during boot via udev rule not working

I set the APM level and standby timeout of my HDDs during boot with a udev rule: ACTION=="add|change", KERNEL=="sd[b-z]", ATTR{queue/rotational}=="1", RUN+="/usr/bin/hdparm -B 63 -S 36 /dev/%k" I ...
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Windows 10 and Archlinux Dualboot from encrypted drive

A few days ago I bought a new notebook without an operating system. I am planning to install Arch Linux and Windows 10, because sometimes at university you get software you have to use which can only ...
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How can the link target of /dev/rtc be changed?

On my Beaglebone Black I added a I2C real-time-clock to not being reliant on ntpd to maintain accurate timing. The outcome is that there are two special device files in /dev. These are /dev/rtc0 and ...
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X server only starts as root

I have an Arch Linux system, stock kernel and drivers. For some strange reason, xinit produces an error when it is started by a non-root user. The logs say this: (EE) parse_vt_settings: Cannot ...
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Why does ArchLinux keep some users/groups after package uninstallation?

I've noticed that after uninstalling the postgresql package in ArchLinux the postgres user and group are not removed automatically. The same is true for some other packages. Investigating this ...
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Installing Arch Linux and no hard drive detected

I have a Macbook Pro 2011 and the original hard drive died this past week. I had it dual booted with OS X and Arch Linux. Since the drive was old, I decided it was time for an upgrade and I bought a ...
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how do i download packages manually and install them then?

i want to do this without internet connection, as i go where i don't have internet? for arch-based what's the command to download and after that how do i install packages from terminal? how to write a ...
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Laptop Touchpad suddenly not working on Arch Linux

I've been struggling to get synaptic to work properly since installing arch on my laptop about a year ago, and its finally broken completely. I need help figuring out why, as nothing I've done in the ...
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GDB throws error on Arch Linux

When I try stepping through a program, gdb throws this error std::ostream::operator<< (this=0x6013c0 <std::cout@@GLIBCXX_3.4>, __n=2) at ...
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Grepping and sedding IP from ip addr show

I'm trying to get just the local IP of my Arch VM. I've managed to get just the line containing what I want with grep, but I also want to trim it down with sed. inet <<192.168.0.16>>/24 ...
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Unable to run Sugar on Arch Linux due to PyGIWarning

Installing Sugar environment on Arch. I just installed a fresh Arch Linux just to run Sugar on it. After downloading sugar from AUR using yaourt -S sugar I wanted to run Sugar using sugar-runner ...
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Long-running R script is getting killed automatically

I'm attempting to run an experiment for my masters thesis that involves an R script that has to run for quite a while (up to 24 hours of 100% cpu usage). It's a single-core process, and as far as I ...
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Remount Arch Linux installation CD to download some additional packages

According to this post I can: Start the livedisk again, remount your drives archroot into your root partition and then install the packages you need and everything should work. However, I ...
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WiFi troubles when power adapter is connected

I'm having troubles with my WiFi router and my laptop at home. Communication between the two is crappy. So I made some test and also I tried different wifi channels and I discovered a weird thing: If ...
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Grub installation error on Arch

I have followed this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqh9AQt3nho to install Arch everything worked fine till 10.34 i.e before installing grub ,I tried to install grub using grub-install ...
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How to bind bash script to a key combination?

I have a lock-screen script that I wish to execute upon a key combination such as Ctrl+L, but cannot seem to bind the script to the key combination. Is such a thing possible? I gave the script a ...
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Installing Xorg on ASRock AM1H-ITX (Xen DomU Arch-Linux LXQT): startx and no screens

Dom0: Arch Linux DomU: Arch Linux The problem seems to be that the DomU can't find the Video Card. inxi -F (DomU) System: Host: ArkOS_Dev Kernel: 4.2.5-1-ARCH x86_64 (64 bit) Console: tty 0 ...
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Arch Installation[Solved]

I have been thinking of migrating to Arch linux from Ubuntu but the only thing that is stopping me from migrating is the installation not the hardcore stuff but the internet connectivity.I am on a ...
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systemctl suspend won't resume and pm-suspend does nothing

I'm running Arch Linux 4.2.5-1 with xfce4 on an Asus x205ta and for some reason, sudo systemctl suspend seems to just freeze my system. I know it is suspending because when I check journalctl it shows ...
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amixer doesn't allow me to control speaker and headphones separately

So, I'm using alsa-utils to control sound in my arch. Before, I had an opportunity to mute Speakers and unmute Headphones, but know, amixer shows only one option: Master, and no sound is going through ...
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What is the order in which physical volumes are used in a volume group?

I have a volume group which contains 2 physical volumes 400g on a 7200rpm hdd 250g on an ssd. Can I ensure that the ssd is used first/ the hdd is only used when the ssd is full? Note I will have var ...
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How to print from Arch Linux via Wi-Fi to Canon MG6450?

I have a Canon MG6450 with Wi-Fi enabled and an up-to-date Arch Linux installation with cnijfilter-mg4200 3.80-1 installed. I can see the printer in print dialogues (sometimes it takes a second to ...
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No delay between ssh login attempts

I recently had some problems I believe to be related to pam, but still for some reason there are no delay between login attempts. When searching around, people seem to only have the opposite problem: ...
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Replace Incorrect Packages which are Dependencies

The machine has a NVIDIA GeForce 7350 LE graphics card, and I realised that I set up the wrong graphics driver when setting up an Arch Linux machine. I also chose the wrong versions of libgl and ...
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xrandr: cannot find mode on startup

I want to configure my 2 external screens of my laptop on every startup. Because I have a kind of dockstation I wrote a small script which retrieves whether my laptop is connected to the dock or not. ...
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mod_wsgi with Apache ignoring python-path

I'm trying to run mozilla-firefox-sync-server with apache 2.4.17-3 on my Arch Linux server, following this guide. Here's a part of my /etc/httpd/conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf file. <Directory ...
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xl create problem with Arch Linux, Xen, DomU LVM

This is still my first time setting up a DomU. With Dom0 being Arch Linux and DomU as well. I recently figured out that I would need an LVM for my setup as I want at least two partitions (root + ...
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How do I control which “form” of a font family is used by default in Google Chrome?

I recently installed the Roboto font in Arch Linux using aur/ttf-roboto. For some reason, Google Chrome picks Roboto Thin instead of Roboto Regular, whereas Firefox picks the Regular one: I'd ...
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Arch + XFCE + Compiz + Emerald?

This is probably going to be a quick question and it might have been asked before. When I searched for what I'm trying to find out, I didn't see any posts that fit what I'm trying to find out. If ...
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Where to find an active bootstrap repository server?

I am trying to install Arch Linux. I have already extracted and downloaded the bootstrap image. After that, the instructions say: Select a repository server by editing ...
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Archlinux Broken after clearing of pacman orphans and cache

I get an error message when I log into plasma 'All shell packages are missing. This is an installation issue, please contact your distribution. '. And I can't open a konsole session anymore. The last ...
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How can I keep two versions of the same package in archlinux?

I'm running Archlinux. Recently, one of the package named icu got updated; however, Firefox depends libicuuc.so.56, while R depends on libicuuc.so.55. How can I solve this problem? Note: the R ...
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Eclipse Mars won't start on ArchLinux with Gnome

I am trying to install Eclipse Mars on my ArchLinux, but the application won't start. I use gnome as my desktop environement. So I tried to launch it in console: eclipse -debug -consolelog the log ...
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Thinkpad T61: Udev-rule not working

I'd like to create a special udev-rule to improve the batterylife of my thinkpad T61 by set the brightness to a low value if the power supply is unplugged and my laptop using the battery. Therefore I ...
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SSH login not accepted, and no delay between ssh login attempts

When ssh'ing to my server (RaspPi running Arch), it doesn't accept my password (which I'm 98% sure is correct), and the usual delay before Permission denied, please try again. is not there. Elsewise, ...
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Arch Linux: yaourt budgie-desktop xml error

When trying to install the AUR (Arch User Repository) package "budgie-desktop" by running the command "yaourt -S budgie-desktop", I'm getting an odd error about an xml file: Command ...
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gnome files and terminal won't open from a shortcut

Neither gnome files or terminal will open from a shortcut from the desktop menu. If I type either... sudo nautilus sudo gnome-terminal ...they open fine. When I try from the shortcut I just see ...
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“Couldn't find support for device at '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2': not supported by any plugin”

I just bought a new laptop: "HP EliteBook 840 G2". I used this computer during my travel in a train. I buy this laptop because, It have a 4G modem integrated. This module work on Windows but I can't ...
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lsmod not showing module unless using arch-chroot

I am trying to load the rtl8723ae kernel module on Arch Linux. When I run lsmod | grep rtl8723ae ...it doesn't show anything. When I arch-chroot into the install from an Arch install USB, it is ...
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How to use notify-send with xss-lock?

This script works fine: $ cat .screensaver-notifier.sh #!/bin/sh set -o errexit -o nounset grace_period_seconds="$1" grace_period_millis="$(expr "$grace_period_seconds" '*' 1000)" notify-send ...
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i3pystatus-python process blocks suspend and shutdown

After using my arch-linux system a decent time, it can happen, that the i3pystatus process is not freezable anymore. As a result I can't suspend my laptop anymore. Killing the process (killall -9 ...
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Nemo file renaming display glitch

When I try to rename a file in the Nemo file explorer it moves the name to the left so that about the first 5 characters are behind the sidebar. It looks like this: I'm currently running ApracityOS ...
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Emacs on HiDPI screen renders unreadable fonts Arch Linux

I just installed Emacs on Arch Linux for my MBP 13 Retina but the fonts and menus are super small. However I don't care about the menus since I'm disabling them but I do need to know how to scale the ...
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Building OpenCV on Arch Linux can't find gcc

I have successfully build OpenCV using this linux install tutorial on an Ubuntu distribution in the past, but recently, I needed to build it on a Arch Linux distribution. The command cmake -D ...
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Can't send local mail message between users on linux

In http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/21336/99621 it says that if you do echo 'body' | mail -s 'subject' myuser It will send a mail message to the myuser linux account on the local system that this ...
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Can't get Perl FastCGI script to run on Apache Server: Error 500

I'm trying to run an Apache server that executes some scripts over fast CGI, but I can't figure out for the life of me how to actually get it to work. My problem in particular is the "Error 500: End ...
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How to detect if an application has “grabbed” the X server?

Related to this known xautolock bug + issue: The -disable, -enable, -toggle, -exit, -locknow, -unlocknow, and -restart options depend on access to the X server to do their work. ...