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Accidentally installed BIOS/MBR on GPT/UEFI

Quite some time ago, I installed a Linux system on my moms laptop. And just recently I noticed I have installed and partitioned (with fdisk) a BIOS/MBR on a system, that already has UEFI. The machine ...
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Why does Dropbox say “Killed” in Arch?

I'm trying to install Dropbox on Arch. I've installed both dropbox and dropbox-cli, at least to the point of having the binaries. When I run dropbox on its own, it just responds Killed in red ...
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Can't connect to WLAN with netctl

I can't connect to a WiFi network. I tried various methods such as wpa_supplicant and wicd. At the moment I'm trying netctl. When I enter the command: systemctl --type=service I see the following ...
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some function buttons not recognised (even at scancode level) after resume from sleep

As in the title, some function buttons are not being reconised after resuming from sleep. systemctl suspend is used. The buttons work fine after boot and before the sleep but not after. I have tested ...
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Possible issues with SSD SATA3 drive

While investigating the issue with my SATA3 SSD drive being recognized as SATA2 (for some reason had to change SATA ports to fix it) I noticed the following messages when I run: $ dmesg | grep ...
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How do I detect which device was recently created by pppd?

I'm trying to setup a VPN over SSH using PPPD (following the Arch Wiki). The command given is: /usr/sbin/pppd updetach noauth silent nodeflate pty \ "/usr/bin/ssh root@remote-gw /usr/sbin/pppd ...
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Gnome 3.16 ignoring Xorg.d conf files

Since the upgrade to Gnome 3.16, my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf file is being ignored. This file contains the following: Section "Device" Identifier "card0" Driver "intel" Option ...
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Connection error for linux webcam driver for matlab

This might seem like a duplicate post, well yes it is, but I have a different problem compared with the duplicate version of it. My value for imaqhwinfo gives me: InstalledAdaptors: {'dcam' ...
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Fresh Arch Install, no install issues, freezes at random points on the initial boot

I just finished installing Arch on my laptop to a second hard drive, had no issues at all during the install, but when I went to actually reboot into Arch it freezes at different points. The first ...
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Make udisks2 clean up stale mount points?

udisks2 with udiskie are set up to automount USB storage devices. Connecting a pen drive labeled MYDRIVE, it is mounted to: /media/MYDRIVE When pulling the drive without prior unmounting, the above ...
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sudo cannot open /etc/sudoers

sudo does not work. I have installed Arch Linux onto a USB key formatted with BTRFS. The output of sudo is: $ sudo sudo: unable to stat /etc/sudoers: Permission denied sudo: no valid sudoers sources ...
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virtualbox can not create new virtual machine

I'm try to make a new virtual machine but virtualbox have this error in end step : Failed to create a new session. Callee RC: NS_ERROR_FACTORY_NOT_REGISTERED (0x80040154) and in terminal this shwn ...
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Rebinding the physical Touchpad Keys on a ThinkPad

I have been sitting on this problem for a couple of hours now but I can't seem to find a solution. I have gotten myself a new ThinkPad and it has 3 discrete buttons above the trackpad. I've installed ...
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What decides where TTY and boot messages are displayed?

I recently switched from Fedora 21 to Arch Linux, and one thing that bothers me is that Arch does not put boot messages and TTYs' on all available outputs like Fedora does, but only on the primary ...
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Alternatives to xsounds.org for haskell-core on arch linux

Every time I attempt to update my arch system using sudo pacman -Syu it fails because it failed to retrieve some files. The culprit is my ISP. It doesn't give me a reliable connection to the mirror of ...
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Preinstalled Arch Linux [on hold]

I'm about to buy a new desktop because mine's just getting a bit too old and isn't really suiting my needs anymore. I could just buy a computer with Windows or something installed, but since I'm ...
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Gnome 3.10 ScreenCast + Audio on Arch

I'm trying to record my desktop (including audio) in Gnome 3.10 on Arch Linux with the built-in screen recorder (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R). According to this post (and other similar solutions that can be ...
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How can I make the TTY use the appropriate charset?

Note: forked of this per recommendation here. While I got the X keyboard layout right on my own after I fixed that stupid typo, I still can't set the console charset, key map, font map, or whatever ...
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Openbox keybindings not taking effect after --reconfigure or restarting X

273 <keybind key="W-Return"> 274 <action name="Execute"> 275 <command>lxterminal</command> 276 </action> 277 </keybind> 278 ...
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Choppy Sound in Chrome on Linux (flash or HTML5) but not VLC

As the title states, I currently have choppy sound on Chrome in Linux in both flash and HTML5 content, however VLC does not have choppiness. I am running Arch, using Chrome (dev channel), and using ...
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How to close a tty

I've opened several ttys and I don't know the key combination to use to close a tty. I'm using Arch Linux.
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Arch Linux Live USB no longer booting UEFI

My Lenovo laptop is running Arch Linux with a UEFI GPT partition table. One day I powered up my laptop, but couldn't get passed the Lenovo boot screen. I used a USB stick to boot up and reinstall ...
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Create guest account with restricted access to applications

I'm trying to create a guest account in arch linux that only allows the user to use simple applications like firefox. I do not want them to have access to programs like terminal or grub-customizer ...
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USB bus number changes on reboot

I have a fully updated Archlinux installation and I use udev to set specific permissions on the device node based on USB bus and port numbers so that I can redirect the ports (and not devices based on ...
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How to make changes in nvidia-settings tool persistent

I want to disable VSync (it's called "Sync to VBlank" in nvidia-settings) for my nvidia graphics card. But the configuration only takes effect if I start the nvidia-settings tool. After rebooting ...
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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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Turn on bluetooth on login screen

Is it possible to have bluetooth turned on and use a bluetooth keyboard when at the login screen? So far I only managed to start the bluetooth daemon when logged in. I added it to systemd with ...
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Unable to perform write & execute actions on ntfs partition. Not even with root privilege. Using arch linux.

Unable to perform write & execute actions on ntfs partition. ls -l shows that user have only the read permission. Group any others have non. i tried to copy some text from home to windows ...
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Unable to connet to internet via 3g huawei modem in arch linux with plasma 5

I have installed usbutils , usb_modeswitch and modemmanager following arch wiki. and ran the services systemctl enable ModemManager systemctl start ModemManager After a system restart, i plugged ...
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How to password lock usb ports in arch linux [closed]

I want USB ports to be password locked and it should be easy to unlock via gui or cli.
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How to run Arch Linux pacaur non-interactively?

I want to be able to install packages unattended with the Arch Linux package manager pacaur. On Ubuntu, one can do: apt-get -y install htop What is the equivalent in Arch Linux, using Pacaur?
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Grub2 unable to boot encrypted root

I'm using ArchLinux, I followed their tutorial on encrypting your root filesystem: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Using_DM-Crypt But I cannot get grub to boot the encrypted partition. My ...
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How to install the package 'dpkg' from the AUR

Today I installed Archlinux and I tried to install the following package 'dpkg' from the AUR. I tried 2 methods: pacman -S dpkg and after that failed I downloaded the *.tar.gz and tried: pacman -U ...
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How to recreate a package file from installed package?

I used yaourt to successfully build and install an AUR package, unfortunately missing the fact that in its default configuration the built package is removed after installation. Since the build took ...
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How can I remove packages untracked by pacman I installed from source?

Hey so the question pretty much says it all, ive installed the irc client quassel and I want to get rid of it now but i dont know how to do so with pacman because i installed it from the source code, ...
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Pacman(Arch linux) on LFS

Is it possible to have a package manager(in my case pacman) on LFS? Not just compiling it will it work?
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Is there anyway to automatically mount a filesystem when I open a symbolic link to a directory on that filesystem?

I am using Arch with Xfce. Recently, I have created a symbolic link to a directory on a filesystem. But I don't want to mount the filesystem during boot or manually mount it before I open the ...
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Arch Linux ARMv6 (RPi B+) boot issue

I've asked around in the Raspberry Pi stack exchange, and am not having much luck, so I thought I'd try migrate this question here. I am tinkering with different Linux flavours on the B+, but I am ...
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Disable KWallet password request in Arch Plasma 5

KWallet requests a password on startup. I want to get rid of this but I have found no way to disable it and also cannot remove KWallet itself: # sudo pacman -R kwallet checking dependencies... error: ...
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Trying to record a screencast using ffmpeg but my mouse pointer is invisible

I'm trying to record a screencast using ffmpeg but my mouse pointer is invisible. What am I doing wrong? This is the command: ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -f x11grab -r 30 -s 1024x768 -i :0.0 ...
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In Archlinux, it has a valid ip, but no connection could established

Later I changed a wireless router, and everything goes OK. Maybe there were something incompatible between the former one and the latter. Yet I can't get the reason. ...
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ssh does not get host key

I have a PivosXios-DS-M3 XBMC-Box, wich run xbmc12 until yesterday. All my desktops run Archlinux. Yesterday, I did a fresh install of tofu-linux to the Pivos-box (Kodi 14.1). Thus, on my arch ...
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Why does qjackctl come up with gray windows, no GUI?

I ran qjackctl a while ago. The window came up gray, no GUI controls. I tried killing it, and using xkill. It went away, but ps still shows qjackctl. About fifteen of them! For I had attempted to ...
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Can I use a login manager to choose different window managers?

I'm working towards an Arch install with a tiling window manager (probably i3) but was wondering whether it's possible to use a login manager and have the Gnome 3 desktop available as a fallback. So ...
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USB Stick recognized but not mountable

I have a USB Stick which is recognized by my laptop but there is no partition to mount. The device is listed in /dev/ as sdb but no partition /dev/sdb1. fdisk -l also displays nothing about /dev/sdb. ...
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How do I figure out what's freezing up my machine?

I am running Arch on this machine: 3.40GHz i7 hexacore (4930K) 16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM 2xSamsung 840 EVO SSDs in Raid0 (using BTRFS raid) When I run VMware on my Arch with a few VMs (2 ...
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how to use tc with htb on arch-linux

I'm trying to use this tc script on my arch box. Specifically, the first line, roughly equal to tc qdisc add dev eth0 root handle 1: htb default 3 fails with RTNETLINK answers: Operation not ...
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Why does PAM prevent root from using useradd?

I'm using Arch Linux on a single-user workstation with LXDE and lxde-session autologin to the regular user. I then "su" or "sudo" to root privileges, and try to run "useradd." useradd fails on my ...
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Arch linux: set keyboard layout to PL

I'm unsuccessfully trying to force my Arch to set pl layout on X start. I've googled for solutions, and I found couple of tutorials/tips but none of them works. My current, keyboard related ...
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*DM Login problems

I got my laptop battery accidently disconnected, while the laptop was suspended to RAM. And now I'm experiencing these problems: When I'm trying to login to the system using sddm or kdm: after I enter ...