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Any pc with arch or standard linux(umodified) preinstalled?

I want a pc with one of those for linux without the hassles of installing other systems. Im okay if its not the most powerful.
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Arch Linux - Swapping /boot

I'm new to Arch and last night I was going through the Beginner's Guide and set up all the partitions, downloaded the required base and base-devel files and I thought everything was okay. However, I ...
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Trouble getting Nvidia 960m to work on a Inpsiron 7559

I have tried to install bumblebee but its performance is so poor, and I have tried Nvidia Optimus but I get black screen. Note: I have 4k touch screen. ➜ ~ lspci | grep -E '3D|VGA' 00:02.0 VGA ...
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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 Arch....
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XScreenSaver: 1-2 seconds delay within which my laptop isn't locked

I want my screen to lock automatically and I'm using XScreenSaver. It locks the screen when my laptop suspends but when open the lid or press the power button, there's a small, 1-2 seconds delay and ...
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Boot partition for Arch

I want to install Arch, but I don't understand enough about disk partitions. I already have Windows on two physical partitions, and the Windows boot partition at the sda1. So, I'll install Arch to ...
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Arch Linux Ethernet to WiFi bridge

I want to use a Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux to extend my WiFi network. My situation is that I have a spare WiFi router that I want to use to expand my WiFi reception range as well as give me a few ...
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Arch Linux doesn't seem to use vconsole.conf [on hold]

I have insalled Arch Linux. During the installation, I set my vconsole.conf file to be like this: KEYMAP=slovene FONT=Lat2-Terminus16 But when I try to type my Slovenian letters after reboot, ...
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Why is my system freezing when I try to unbind GPU from radeon?

Right now I'm trying to accomplish this: http://arseniyshestakov.com/2016/03/31/how-to-pass-gpu-to-vm-and-back-without-x-restart/ I've gotten everything on the host to work. DRI_PRIME is working ...
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Is there an easy way to switch playback soundcards?

I recently purchased the roccat kulo headset which comes with a nice USB soundcard, completely functional under linux :). Howsoever I now struggle to easily siwtch between my laptops integrated ...
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Problems with USB microphone

My USB mic in webcam in Skype not working (cam works fine). I use Arch Linux with alsa. I set up pulseaudio but then I removed it because it is not stable. cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [SB ]:...
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Arch Linux in Qemu : Failed to access perfctr msr error

I got the Arch Linux (march build) iso file through bittorrent lately. I tried to run it in VM, but it only gets up to the main screen (The screen where you select what you want to do) shown below: ...
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Set default xdg-open application to terminal program

Is it possible to use terminal vim with xdg-open? I don't have a GUI text editor because I only use vim through the terminal. (I don't care very much for gvim either.) Is it possible to tell xdg-open ...
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Wake on LAN on Arch on a Macbook Air 2012

I've checked that my Mac supports WOL under MacOS, but running sudo ethtool wlp2s0b1 under Arch (according to the Wiki), I see only Settings for wlp2s0b1: Link detected: yes and sudo ...
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How to not reinstall packages when installing a bunch of package? [duplicate]

I saved the pacman -Qqe output from a previous arch install and now I'm using this list to install all the packages I had at once. However some of them are already installed and it wants to reinstall ...
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Cannot use Samsung phone from inside virtual machine

The same phone will work perfectly fine on a machine running native Windows, but things simply do not work when passing the device through to a virtual machine. I installed the drivers as usual, but ...
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Arch Linux no sound [on hold]

I am using arch linux and I hear no sound. The only sound I could hear until 5 min ago was a static-noise which I removed by disabling my microphone through the Audio Mixer. help? I can't hear ...
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Bash script : ls command not found

Under Arch USB iso, zsh, running the script ./test containing : #!/bin/bash PATH=$(dirname $0) ls $PATH returns ls: command not found Any idea how to fix this ? EDIT : ls alone works but ...
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Virtual console hangs after loging

I've been working on my fresh Arch linux install, then I rebooted and now when I login in the virtual console for the first time (X isn't installed) just after boot (root, password) the console just ...
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Installing Arch Linux with UEFI Boot and GPT Layout

I'm trying to set up a dual UEFI boot Windows/Arch Linux, and have already installed Windows on a GPT layout through UEFI boot. I now want to fresh install Arch Linux using GPT layout as well, and was ...
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GRUB doesn't find /boot in LVM

My system was installed with the Antergos installer and it runs encrypted GRUB. This works fine, just have to insert decryption key twice. Then I added LVM and created three LVM volumes, boot root ...
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How do I update grub in Arch Linux

In Ubuntu we use below command to update grub : # update-grub But how do I update grub version 2.00 in Arch Linux ? `
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System unbootable - grub error: disk lvmid not found

I'm gettind this error at boot: grub error: disk 'lvid/caoMWu-o417-GMgh-6vFj-1qrw-iJMi-ypwm0f/Z2eotR-N0HN-nrol-3hUd-odMB-GzHy-4PrsnL' not found. Entering rescue mode.. I can't even get the ...
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Unable to change bitrate on wifi adapter

I'm having issues with my Belkin N-300 USB wifi adapter. I can connect fine, but about a week ago the connection started getting very slow and regularly drops. Bringing the interface down and back up ...
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Trying to install linux then bootmgr error [duplicate]

I have windows 10 on my PC which works perfectly, and I tried to install Linux arch with USB. so when i restart my computer and go to the boot, list the USB to be the first in order, save and quit. ...
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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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Unable to change time-zone properly, the time is still from the previous time-zone

I've changed my time-zone to be 1 hours behind. I've called timedatectl set-timezone Asia/Bangkok Although the timezone is changed, the time is still the same as in my old time-zone, that is, this ...
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How can I get write access to my usb drives?

I have trouble writing to external drives. They are monuted automatically in Nautilus, but I cannot copy anything there ('Paste' and 'create Folder' are just greyed out). Does anyone have ideas what ...
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How to search for a package with pacman? [duplicate]

I just installed Archlinux and want to install netstat. However using the command pacman -Ss netstat outputs irrelevant package names. A search on internet revealed that netstat is owned by net-tools. ...
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how do you make a list/file for pacman to install from

I am trying to move from one arch install a (partitioned one) to another (a less-partitioned one) on my computer and I want a similar set up. So I was wondering if there was a simple way to get pacman ...
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Cannot Compile Apache: “Error, SSL/TLS libraries were missing or unusable”

Arch Linux 2011.08.19 (Linux 3.4.2 i686) Apache 2.2.22 → 2.2.22 (recompile & reinstall) OpenSSL 1.0.1.c-1 These details are likely irrelevant, but: I’m using yaourt with customizepkg to build ...
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Can we add Manjaro repository to Arch-Linux?

Can we add a Manjaro repository to Arch-Linux, or is it different from how arch-repos work? If so, how can we do it?
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gdm Ask for password again while I start it from already logged in tty

I have an archlinux 4.4 lts kernel. For some reason I did not allow gdm to start automatically at boot. When I'm logged in tty and start the gdm with command systemctl start gdm the gdm starts and the ...
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Network unreachable

Just did a fresh Arch install but when I ping 8.8.8.8 it says connect : Network is unreachable. I saved iptales rules in /etc/iptables/iptables.conf but they won't load at startup. ip a says that my ...
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Random packet loss with bonded interfaces?

I'm trying to setup a LACP bond using systemd-networkd on an arch server. When I try to ping the gateway I seem to be getting intermittent package loss which lead me to believe the LACP isn't setup ...
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Arch Linux Server: How to spin down HDDs in a BTRFS Raid5 configuration?

This is my first question here; after extensive research I had to reach out for help. I’ve build a home server based on Arch Linux. It basically has two main purposes: running a Plex Media Server and ...
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Proper way to install mdm display manager in ArchLinux

I am wishing to install mdm display manager in ArchLinux. Normally the similar gdm is used, but I want to be consistent with the Cinnamon desktop I use, instead of Gnome desktop, so I'd also like to ...
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Arch Linux - Arch/Win7 Dual boot with GRUB

I'm looking at dual booting Arch Linux with Windows 7 where each OS is on a separate hard drive. I mostly understand how to do it except for one thing I am unsure of. On this Arch Linux webpage for ...
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Openshot .svg titles no longer appear

OpenShot in Arch Linux does not seem to allow me to add titles to a project. The titles are created fine (and if you search using a file browser, they appear in the relevant thumbnail folder) but they ...
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Arch Linux and xfce4 working strange after system upgrade

I'm having a hard time trying to figure this out. I've been running Arch Linux and Xfce4 smoothly for several months but suddenly after a full system upgrade in which the system asked me to replace ...
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How to access u boot environment from linux?

How can I access and change the u-Boot env variables in linux. Using the u-boot/tools/env directory in u boot directory: u-boot$ make env Which created the executable file fw_printenv. I copied ...
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RT3070 driver will not compile

I'm trying to compile the RT3070 driver on Arch but it's not compiling. When I run make some of the files compile but most others spit out error messages and do not compile. I don't know what to do to ...
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Enable systemd-baclight@intel_backlight instead of systemd-backlight@acpi_video0

I have 2 files in /sys/class/backlight/ - acpi_video0 and intel_backlight. intel_backlight is the one which controls my screen brightness (echo/cat), however acpi_video0 is the default. By default ...
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Should I run Gnome keyring the only way to be to connect to wifis?

I'm on Arch/Xfce. I can't connect to some(!) wifi wpa2/psk hotspots when Gnome keyring isn't running. I'm on xfce and have now cheched "Run gnome services on startup". And now I'm able to connect to ...
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How can I easily change my time-zone in Arch/Xfce?

Since I move around, I need to be to change time-zones frequently. I'm on Arch/Xfce. How can I do that? I've tried right click on the watch on the top panel -> properties -> time settings -> time zone....
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How to configure per-unit log storage policy with journald?

I have one particular service, that logs rare, but important information. I've set it up few months ago, and today I've ran journalctl -n 50 --unit=my-service only to find there are no entries. I'm ...
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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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Not sure which audio device to pass through via OVMF

I'm configuring a VGA passthrough on Arch for a virtual Windows machine, and when I use lspci | grep Audio, I get two different devices with different PCI IDs. They look very similar, and I'm not sure ...
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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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How to add boot parameters in arch linux

I want to add i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 as a kernel line as described here but I'm unsure where/how exactly.