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How do I fix an “unknown chipset” error when booting Arch Linux?

I have a laptop with this hardware: intel i5 nvidia 820m graphics card 64bit system with uefi boot I burned the Arch Linux ISO to USB, and I am getting the option to choose Arch on booting the ...
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Figure out at what time the machine was suspended

I suspended my machine and now got back to work. I want to figure out at what time I suspended the machine. Is there any way to somehow look up the time?
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Do high-DPI screens play nicely with tiling window managers?

I'm currently using a 15" laptop which has a moderate resolution (1920x1080). The other day, I spent some time with a friend who owns a Macbook Pro Retina. Just looking at the screen made my eyes ...
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Is my webcam driver being used to hack my computer?

I'm seeing this in the journal: Mar 27 14:01:02 user-PC gdm-Xorg-:0[424]: (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'TOSHIBA Web Camera' Mar 27 14:01:02 user-PC gdm-Xorg-:0[424]: (**) TOSHIBA Web Camera: ...
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How to take variables from another Makefile in shell script

I want to use the variables from another Makefile under the directory ~/kernelbuild/linux-3.14.37 in my own shell script. Following is the variables that I need: VERSION = 3 PATCHLEVEL = 14 SUBLEVEL ...
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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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How do I disable the touch screen on my laptop?

My laptop has a touchscreen but I do not use this. How do I disable this functionality? I use Arch Linux. I figured I could try removing the related driver. According to this page the possible drivers ...
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Starting Daemons in specified order

I would like to load some custom daemons I have made in a certain order. One daemon starts xflux and one starts the x server. Is it possible to make the xflux daemon run only after the startx daemon? ...
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Can I use my SIM card slot to telephone?

My laptop (a Thinkpad T440) has a SIM card slot which is meant to be used for internet, though I haven't tested that yet since I don't have any SIM cards with internet contracts. However, is it ...
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Shell script for automated kernel compilation

I am trying to write a shell script to build a custom kernel on Arch Linux. I have succeeded to do write all the steps described in the Arch Linux kernel compilation page: ...
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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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Why is my DAD slow?

The last few boots of my Arch Linux, I noticed I had no network access. I'm using a netctl profile to give my adapter a static IPv4 address, which by itself works fine. So I had a look at the logs, ...
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Unable to run a device in GenyMotion emulator

I have installed GenyMotion and its dependencies(Virtual Box, ...) from AUR. Now I'm trying to run a device in GenyMotion emulator but gets me following error: Unable to load VirtualBox engine. ...
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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 can not copy anything there ('Paste' and 'create Folder' are just greyed out). Does Anyone have ideas what ...
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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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web cam starting hangs os

I faced a strange effect as ... when my notebook wakes up from suspend I can start and close my web cam with guvcview 1-3 times; But after while on 3dr or 4th starting attempt (I didn't count for ...
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Package management strategy with Pacman

Since I switched my favorite distro to Gentoo I have been very familiar with the following pattern for installing and removing packages: Install a bunch of applications that do pretty much the same ...
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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 it's dynamic IP address. When this happens, if I check on the status of the dhcpcd service it says ...
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Auto-connecting netctl-auto when signal is lost for a moment

I am using netctl-auto currently, but it is not able to reconnect if a router has been switched on and off and then on again. Is it possible somehow to enable a reconnecting function?
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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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Is there a way to edit xfce4 autostart applications in a terminal?

I'm using xfce4 as desktop environment on my arch-linux machine and recently made the decision to replace the window manager (xfwm4) and give xmonad a try. I followed this guide and downloaded the ...
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How does systemd-tmpfiles work?

I'm trying to change the value of /sys/bus/usb/devices/4-3/power/wakeup at every boot (4-3 according to my lsusb, it's the keyboard ID). The default value is: # cat ...
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When saving INTO OUTFILE from mysql on a systemd based system, the output file is grabbed by systemd — why?

I regularly run simple reports from a mysql (actually, mariaDB) database: MariaDB [acts]> SELECT resolution, title FROM acts ORDER BY resolution INTO OUTFILE '/tmp/acts-titles.txt'; Recently I ...
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Harddisk changes name - Archlinux

I just installed Archlinux, so I am very new to this. When booting, it suddenly happens, that my SSD is not mounted as "sda" like when I installed Arch, but as "sdd" or "sdf". If this happens, my ...
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How can I responsibly run updates automatically on Arch Linux?

I'm a bit of a newcomer to Arch Linux and still getting used to some of its paradigms. I come with a lot of habits from another distro that was quite a bit more structured and in some ways ...
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GNOME 3.14 and Google Drive integration

In Gnome 3.14 On Line Account Settings, if I add a Google account, under "use this account for" I can switch Documents on/off. This in my understanding should synchronize my documents with my Google ...
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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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Log files for kernel panic on Arch Linux

I have recently updated my Arch Linux machine. Since then, I have been getting kernel panics here and there. (the screen freezes and the status lights on my keyboard are blinking) It seems to happen ...
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Firefox font problem

I installed Firefox and have some issues with changing display fonts and default paragraph fonts. I tried to change the fonts in preferences > content settings but no changes showed. Has anyone ...
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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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File owner changes after editing a group editable file

I use archlinux x64. I'm studying web development and in order to edit files served by Apache under srv/http, directory which Apache serves, I created a group adding my user and Apache's user so I ...
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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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Dropped connections with b43 driver using Broadcom BCM43228 wireless chip on Arch Linux

I managed to get my wireless working with the b43-firmware package in the AUR and for at least a month it worked perfectly. However, recently the internet connection has been dropping out. I'm ...
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Installing Arch Linux from existing Linux

I probably have some sort of misconception about the process of installing Arch Linux from a running Linux system. My goal is to set up Arch Linux on a remote virtual server I only have SSH root ...
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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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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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arch linux, x220, sd card reader

I'm running ArchLinux on a Thinkpad X220. The laptop has a built-in SD/MMC card reader. When inserting SD cards, no card is detected, nothing is logged to dmesg. The reader is listed in lshw as ...
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Ip route: Routing with two interfaces (only one connected to Internet)

I have this problem: I have a laptop with WiFi and eth. The WiFi is connected to the internet and has the following config: 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.1 as gateway The eth is connected in this way ...
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No qemu-debootstrap in Arch Linux

I just installed lxc in Arch Linux, but the qemu-debootstrap binary seems missing, This command sudo lxc-create -n test -t ubuntu -P /run/shm/1 complains about that. I couldn't find it with either ...
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Why is the Scroll Lock key disabled in Cinnamon/Linux/Xorg?

I recently purchased a backlit keyboard that was designed such that the Scroll Lock key was used to toggle the back light. I quickly found that Cinnamon does not respond properly when the Scroll Lock ...
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Why the iPython (>version 1.2) notebook markdown cell cannot be executed automatically?

I setup an iPython server on my laptop under Arch Linux and using google Chrome to access iPython notebook files. For iPython verison <= 1.2, the markdown cell in the notebook file can be executed ...
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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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CKB Arch - Daemon run on startup

I have a Corsair K65 RGB Keyboard. To start it working, I had to clone https://github.com/ccMSC/ckb , compile and run the [clonedir]/ckb/bin/ckb-daemon . Every time I boot, I have to pull out my old ...
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All my files from my /home/[username] directory are deleted…sometimes

After random boots, and without warning, all my files are deleted from my home directory. This includes folders, but strangely, doesn't include hidden files/folders (it's as if someone ran rm -rf ...
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Need help creating a Live SD card

I'm having a bit of of a nightmare. I'm trying to create a bootable SD with Arch on it after failing miserably earlier today in VirtualBox fdisk output : Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 32.0 GB, 32010928128 ...
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Installing Arch on HP Chromebook 11 (praying I didn't brick it)

I'm attempting to get into Arch Linux ARM by installing it onto an HP Chromebook 11. I was following this post but fell off the path when it came time to restart and boot from the USB. When I start ...
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Arch Linux openSSH frequently drops connection

I'm running a VM using Oracle's VirtualBox. The OS is the latest version of Arch, 64-bit. For some odd reason, every so often (frequently enough to be very annoying and making it almost impossible ...
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How to debug failing service in Arch Linux

I have a application which i can run without any problems as a normal application. The application is using I2C and WiFi. I can detect the data flow through wireshark so i can confirm that it is ...
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systemctl not restarting log with SystemMaxUse variable set

On Arch Linux ARM i am trying to keep the journal logs to a maximum but it does not seem like systemctl cares. Here is my /etc/systemd/journald.conf file: [Journal] SystemMaxUse=2M ...
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I2C errors blocking network access

I have a service (systemctl) running in the background which is communicating with I2C devices/slaves. In certain situations a I2C slave can be lost, and this will result in continuous I2C errors . ...