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Arch Linux grub installation error “airootfs”

I was following the official installation tutorial. Everything was smooth until the boot loader section. I had encountered the error of /usr/bin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of ...
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Mount error during arch-linux installation

I'm trying to install Arch-Linux from a USB stick. I copied the iso onto the stick using Unetbootin and made changes to the syslinux file as per the wiki. But the installation throws up a "mount: you ...
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Linux setup for intellectually impaired

This is not a request for which distro (I intend to use arch + openbox as that's the setup I'm familiar with), but rather which tools can help me accomplish the following: I want to set up my ...
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How to install xorg inside virtualbox guest?

I am fairly new to Arch linux so I want to install it inside a VM first before replacing my current Linux installation. I've successfully installed base, base-devel & grub packages inside a ...
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Arch linux not visible in bootloader

I installed Arch following the beginers guide and installed the rEFInd bootloader. When i start my computer rEFInd can load windows and the Arch live cd (if it's inserted) but i cant get it to show ...
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Built-in camera not detected

I have Dell Ins. 5537 running Arch. The webcam doesn't work out of the box. There's no /dev/video* device detected. Arch wiki tells me to find the right model of webcam and load the right kernel ...
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Memory usage inexorably creeping upward

Just within the past day, my Arch Linux system has begun eating memory. This seems to begin when the system is powered on, and I cannot find a way to stop it. The symptom is that the reported memory ...
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Java process freezes until I use 100% CPU

The issue I encounter When working on Android-Studio, Eclipse or even command-line Gradle, the Java software often freezes (even though usually it is after I update my system/change java). For ...
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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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Laptop slow and unresponsive when running on battery

My laptop is slow and unresponsive when running in battery; it works fawless when connected to ac power. In the past I used to have tlp/laptopmode-tools but since Linux 3.x I have uninstalled both. ...
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Setting up bridged adapter for Arch guest, Windows host [on hold]

I've tried many things that I've found online but I'm stumped. I'm using VirtualBox, my guest OS is Arch, kernel version 4.4.1-2, my host is Windows 10. When I set it to have NAT adapter, I get it ...
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Xen DomU PV - how do I get graphics?

Both Dom0 and DomU are Arch linux. Because Xorg :0 -configure results in video card not found as I'm in a DomU, I created a xorg config file. /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf Section "Monitor" ...
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Background color breaking when loop piped into lemonbar (Arch)

I have a setup where I am piping the time into lemonbar on a loop. Essentially I have three sections of the bar with two different background colours. Everything works fine until the time gets piped ...
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Command to detect if internet connection is wired or wireless

I would like a command to check if my internet connection is wired or wireless. I am using Arch Linux. I am doing this to display a different icon in lemonbar for different network configurations.
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A lot of warnings and errors from `org.freedesktop.Tracker1`

In my systemd log each boot I can see a lot of warnings and errors from org.freedesktop.Tracker1. I use gnome and this is the ouput of: journalctl -b -t org.freedesktop.Tracker1 ...
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Boot problem with grub; Arch Linux, Xen, Dom0

After installing Arch I installed grub with these commands: pacman -S grub grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot --bootloader-id=grub --recheck grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg ...
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Exit termite from within bash

I want to be able to completely close termite from within a bash script. I have something like this: while true; do read -n 1 -s result case $result in [c]* ) exit 0;; esac done ...
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Arch: Compiling toplev.o fails in GCC install

I'm currently trying to install gcc41 using the AUR and I'm experiencing an issue. Everytime it goes through the compiling process the build fails because it cannot complete compilation of the toplev ...
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8GB USB disk listed at only 512B or 10MB?

I made an Arch Linux ISO USB drive, and I'm trying to restore it using the directions from the Arch Linux wiki. After running: $ sudo dd count=1 bs=512 if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sde && sync ...
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Booting stops at Loading initial ramdisk

I have installed Arch Linux on 40GB HDD on ga-g4mt-s2p1 Motherboard ( Intel Core 2 multi-core,2Gb of Ram) I have made 4 Partitions: /boot 100Mib Swap 4Gib / 20Gib /home The rest of the disk It ...
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lsusb can't detect pickit2

I have installed Arch Linux (i686) every thins works fine but when I try ti plug the PicKit2 (Programmer for PIC MCUs) and run lsusb it doesn't shown in the list I tryed it on Win7 machine and works ...
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Cutsomize rofi when using SLiM

I wan't to customize rofi, if I am right rofi's configarution should be put in .Xresources file, but SLiM login manager seems not to load this file. Where should I put the code ? I am using archlinux ...
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Installing sublime-text 2 with pacman

I want to install sublime-text 2 in Arch Linux with pacman package manager; how i can do this work?
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How to reinstall dhcpcd without internet connection

I deleted dhcpcd off my arch install without realizing it was the IP provider for wireless. I need to get it re-installed, but I have no internet connection. I deleted the unused cache files with ...
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How to make an iproute2 bridge setup permanent?

I've set up an archlinux inside a Oracle Virtual Box. To be able to reach the VM from the LAN I have added a bridge adapter and configured the guest system following the instructions from the Arch ...
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Mounting USB drive that is not recognized

Using Arch Linux / XFCE, I frequently have problems with USB drives that are not properly mounted. Sometimes they automatically show up in Thunar and I can mount them with one click. However, at other ...
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Arch Linux Gnome 3 slow login -> desktop transition and 2 gnome-sessions when booting up

I have a fresh install of Arch Linux using Gnome 3 as my Desktop Environment. I also installed nvidia proprietary drivers for my GTX 970. The problem i'm facing is that after my log-in screen pops up ...
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Audio not working on Arch Linux

I've installed the alsa-utils package. Running amixer sset Master unmute returns the error amixer: Unable to find simple control 'Master',0. Executing alsamixer gives me the alsamixer application in ...
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How do I use Ctrl + Fn + Num on XFCE

On Gnome, using Tweak Tool under typing, I set the numeric keypad keys on my laptop to work as numbers only on pressing Fn + key not when I turn the numlock on. See below. I use it mainly in ...
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How to debug an udev rule (in /etc/udev/rules.d/…)

I'm creating a new basic rule /etc/udev/rules.d/10-myrule.rules containing: KERNEL!="sdb*", GOTO="auto_mount_end" ACTION=="add", RUN+="/usr/bin/mount /dev/sdb1 /media" LABEL="auto_mount_end" I ...
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Restarter script error in archlinux

I was running a autorestarter for some traffic exchange when this error occured to my VPSs " blah blah blah [26678:26678:0203/150900:ERROR:process_singleton_posix.cc(268)] Failed to create ...
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Arch Linux: pacman cannot be upgraded because pacman version is too high?

This seems a bit like an April Fools' joke, but this is what I was greeted with this morning, when trying to bring my Arch up to date: :: The following packages should be upgraded first : pacman ...
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psmouse sync issues!

I have Compaq CQ61-420US (64-bit AMD) laptop with Synaptics touchpad checked using $ egrep -i 'synap' /proc/bus/input/devices N: Name="SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" But recently after Arch Linux ...
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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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USB stick read-only in GNOME/nautilus?

Funnily, my newly vfat-formatted USB stick is automatically mounted when I plug it in, nautilus sees it, I can access it, I can see the permissions in the nautilus right click dialog (755), I can ...
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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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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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How is /dev/null created on archlinux

Just wondering how is /dev/null created on my archlinux box. I investigated udev rules under /usr/lib/udev/rules.d, but there are no rules relating to to name null. > ag null ...
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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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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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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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Dual Monitor on Arch Linux causes computer to not suspend

I've recently set up a second monitor for my laptop, and for some reason now after I close the lid the computer will just take my external monitor as my primary monitor and not suspend my laptop. I've ...
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wifi failed to start with Arch Linux on laptop

I just installed Arch Linux. Wifi worked fine for me on installation but as soon as I rebooted, I received failure messages when trying to connect to my router. When trying to access my router ...
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Trying to connect to gateway in static ip network

I have arch-linux-arm running on a raspberryPi. The network I am in uses static IPs. gateway IP is 192.168.178.5 IP for my device is 192.168.178.201 To connect to the internet I use: ip addr add ...
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Subversion (svn) doesn't store passwords in gnome-keyring

I fight with svn since 2 hours to store my password inside the gnome keyring, but nothing worked. I'm on a fresh installed archlinux system with the following packages installed: acl 2.2.52-1 ...
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Arch install grub cfg file LVM errors

i have been doing an arch installation on top of windows 8 using USB live iso. I partitioned my HDD as follows: SDA1->350mb(windows related) SDA2->781gb(windows related) SDA3--extended ...
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Keep losing IP with dhcpcd

I have an Arch Linux install in a VirtualBox VM, and as I'm working all of a sudden, it will lose its dynamic IP address. When this happens, if I check on the status of the dhcpcd service, it says ...
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ArchLinux: Error installing grub on encrypted lvm partition(lvm on luks)

I am trying to install Arch Linux on an encrypted partition (LVM on LUKS). I followed the relevant Arch Wiki guide, but when I do: grub-install --recheck /dev/sda it gives me this output: ...
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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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Archlinux how to generate italic style from regular font

From the Archlinux wiki I found it possible to force generating italic style from regular font. But I cannot find the cache file described here /usr/share/fonts/fonts.cache-1 How could I ...