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How do I enable sound in this fresh Arch install?

I'm following the Arch Beginner's Guide, here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide I have Arch running. Now I'm working on the post-installation instructions, one of the first ...
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Why does Arch Linux keep Windows headphone mute

I have Windows 7 installed, and headphones work perfectly. Few days ago, I installed Arch Linux along with Win7. This issue appears with gnome/xfce4/openbox. Perhaps it is not related to desktop ...
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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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TLP overrides auto-suspend configuration

On my ThinkPad x201, I've been having problems where the computer will shutdown once it has been suspended to RAM, so I disabled the auto-suspend when the lid is closed by editing ...
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Jerky animations with gnome shell 3.12

Since I upgraded to Gnome Shell 3.12 on ArchLinux x86_64, shell animations (i.e. windows overview) became very jerky on my Intel HD graphics 3000. This happens with both latest kernel 3.14.1 and ...
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what does “Read Swap Header failed: Success” mean?

I'm trying to install Arch Linux (from the 2014-04-01 snapshot). I've made a swap file and tried to swapon it, but I got an error(?) message I don't understand. I've executed fallocate -l 512M ...
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Arch Linux not picking up static DHCP lease from DD-WRT

I have a Arch Linux system on my home network and its MAC address is setup in my Linksys running DD-WRT to receive a static lease. However, this system is not getting the static lease from the DD-WRT, ...
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networkmanager with gnome 3.6.2 in Arch Linux

Every networkmanager I've tried is "incompatible with this version" in gnome's settings panel. I can still connect from command line fine, but that's just kind of a pain. Solutions I have tried: ...
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Force fsck check after reboot with single command

I'm looking for systemd's equivalent to the shutdown -F command. I know that I can force fsck by adding fsck.mode=force to kernel options or tweak mount count for disks. I have tried touch /forcefsck ...
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VNC - Arch - Gnome; I can't type in the password on the login screen because it is cleared every second

I have an Arch linux box that is almost running perfectly but when i connect to the vncserver and the sreensaver turns the screen black, i am forced to reenter the password on the loginscreen of gnome ...
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What does genfstab's -p option do?

While following this guide to installing Arch Linux the reader is instructed to execute the following command: genfstab -U -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab It is stated the the -U option uses UUID's ...
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Arch Linux on ARM chipset I just want to install gcc 4.7

It sounds simple enough but this has got me pulling my hair out. I am running Arch Linux on an ARM chipset (Raspberry Pi specifically) that I used to be using as a print server. It was running CUPS ...
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Banshee crashes on Arch Linux x86_64 after a few seconds

Whenever I run Banshee, a few seconds after starting it crashes. I am using Arch Linux and made sure all packages on the computer were up to date. Running banshee > output 2> output yields the ...
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Display problem - Random grid appears on screen

I have recently started using Arch with nvidia driver (I had a lot of problems getting nouveau to even work so I decided to try nvidia) and I started experiencing rather odd problems. Every now and ...
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Wireless not showing a network in the scan results

I have a weird problem of connecting to a wireless network. I am connecting to a network named "C-202" with WPA-Personal. This network shows up in the scan results some time and won't show some time. ...
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Can't find nmap executable in Metasploit

I'm running Metasploit in archlinux and when I execute msf> db_nmap -h It'll return an error: The nmap executable could not be found Now, I know I am probably missing a binary or something, ...
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What linux kernel is arch linux using? [closed]

What is the version of the linux kernel that arch linux is using? Is it 3.0 or lower or higher? I couldn't find the info anywhere, I'm hoping someone else knows.
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How to run Plasma on VPN server without leaving terminal?

How do I run KDE Plasma on local VPN server on Arch Linux on another VPN client without running it on the hosting server or leaving its terminal?
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Can't play music using Banshee on Arch Linux

When running Banshee from the terminal, after I click on a song, a little x appears next the song title and I get this output: GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_element_query: assertion `GST_IS_ELEMENT ...
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Where to put scripts that run when computer is resumed?

I need to lock the screen when my computer is waken up from memory suspend, So I tried to put the following script to /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d and /etc/pm/sleep.d, but it never got executed, ...
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davmail systemd launcher on headless server

I'm trying to follow the ArchWiki guide for writing a custom service file to launch DavMail as a system-wide daemon. Previously I had a line in my ~/.xinitrc that read nohup /usr/bin/davmail ...
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How do I deal with a certificate based transparent proxy in Arch Linux?

I have setup an Arch Linux VM at work, and my company uses a transparent (cut-through) proxy with a self-signed certificate and requires authentication. Whenever I try to install any packages through ...
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Permissions in Ext4 Truecrypt Drive

I just used the Truecrypt GUI to encrypt my entire USB hard drive (currently /dev/sdb). I formatted it to ext4. Now, I can mount it in my home directory with the command truecrypt --mount ...
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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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Terminal not displaying correctly after quitting Xorg

I am running a fresh arch-linux install (as of 17/07/12) with the ATI catalyst drivers (as mentioned on the wiki page). When I run xinit, everything works fine and looks great but when I exit the ...
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How can I tell what version of OpenGL my machine supports on Arch Linux?

How can I tell what OpenGL versions are supported on my (Arch Linux) machine?
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Should I restart after a pacman upgrade?

after running sudo pacman -Syyu or sudo pacman -S [something to install] should I restart just to be safe?
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Cannot connect with 3g modem during Arch installation

I was trying to install Arch Linux with 3g modem. I had previously downloaded usb_modswitch and wvdial and their dependencies. I booted Arch and installed them. Then I copied my Ubuntu's ...
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How to find out what's wrong on all of my Qt programs?

I'm using Arch Linux (Linux 3.13), when I run qtcreator, it crashes, and the same happens for other Qt based software: $ qtcreator "Qt Warning - invalid keysym: dead_actute" Segmentation fault (core ...
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Network naming on Arch Linux

I've just installed Arch Linux on my old PC, to do the installation I used wifi-menu wlan0, now I've reboot but if I type: ifconfig wlan0 up I have as a result: wlan0: ERROR while getting ...
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Can't boot system with systemd version above 208

I recently upgraded systemd from version 208 to 212 (also tried any other version between these two numbers) And the system can't boot anymore. Looks like it cannot mount /tmp, but in emergency shell ...
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Acpid and Startup Brightness

On Arch Linux on my laptop, I have acpid control the brightness level based on AC plug events. Plugging in gives me max brightness and running on battery sets it at the minimum. My problem is that ...
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how to patch PKGBUILD to lib32

I installed Poco library on my Arch64 system using AUR. Sources were downloaded, compiled and the package succesfully installed. But now I need to patch the PKGBUILD so that I can compile 32-bit ...
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Encrypt hook in mkinitcpio.conf for full system encryption USB drive Arch install

I have installed Arch Linux on a USB drive with full system encryption using LUKS. The Arch wiki as usual walked me through almost everything. The only issue I ran into was using setting up the hooks ...
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Arch Linux not connecting to Wifi anymore

I have been using Arch Linux over a month now. I have used wifi-menu to connect to my Wifi Network. I run the command every time I start my laptop. wifi-menu always gives this error when I try to ...
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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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Receiving Syslog messages with a systemd Arch Linux

I'm feeling like I've overlooked the obvious, but I can't figure out how to get my Arch Linux server, which uses systemd, to receive and log syslog messages from a remote system. I have a Cisco 678 ...
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Canon Pixma MG4150 not working on Arch Linux

I’m trying to install a Canon Pixma MG4150 multifunction printer on Arch Linux 3.5.4-1-ARCH x86_64. The device is not working out of the box, I didn’t find anything about this printer on Google for a ...
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Is there a way to really prioritize processes or make Linux respect their priorities?

I know there are process priorities like in other operating systems, going from -20 (most prio) to 19 (less prio) but Linux seems to ignore them. Right now I was building the kernel in the background ...
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Graceful shutdown in ArchLinux

I'm trying to get a graceful shutdown/reboot in ArchLinux with GNOME Shell. Now, when I ask for shut-down, it immediately shuts down without giving open programs time to gracefully close / save open ...
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How to disable auto suspend when I close laptop lid?

I'm using archlinux. It never auto-suspend before a recent system upgrade(maybe I updated the kernel?). I think it is related to laptop-mode or acpid, so I stop them: /etc/rc.d/laptop-mode stop ...
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How do I change my pacman root so that it downloads packages elsewhere?

My /root is full to the brim and I can't install new packages. My /home has 8 times the space of my /root, but pacman is set to install new packages on /root. Is there a safe way that I can change ...
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Human readable memory sizes in top? [duplicate]

Is there an option in top to show memory sizes in human readable format? Example: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 3960 phil ...
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Where are my sshd logs?

I can't find my sshd logs in the standard places. What I've tried: Not in /var/log/auth.log Not in /var/log/secure Did a system search for 'auth.log' and found nothing I've set /etc/ssh/sshd_config ...
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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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Laptop doesn´t go to sleep if HDD is in standby

So I have one mSata-SSD where my whole System is installed and one HDD where I put my Videos and Music! I don´t need my HDD all the Time so I put it to sleep on Startup sudo hdparm -Y /dev/sda The ...
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Mounting USB drive on 3G dongle

I've got an Huawei HiLink E303 USB G3-internet dongle that I'd like to use to connect to the internet. I'm using Arch Linux. According to this page, the Linux drivers are actually on the device and ...
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Arch Linux iMX6 capacitive touch LCD panel

I want to create an embedded system with a 7 inch capacitive touch screen and am planning on using Arch Linux on a Varscite made Freescale iMX6 quad based SOM development kit for this purpose. What I ...
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Arch linux vmware workstation 9 installation problem

After partitioning the drive and installing archlinux after reboot I get this error: piix4_smbus 0000:00:07.3: Host SMBus controller not enabled. sda1: WRITE SAME failed. Manually zeroing. Then ...
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How to talk to geoclue through its dbus interface?

I'm trying to better understand what geoclue does, and how to gain information from it. From my understanding, it can be accessed through it's dbus interface to find geographic information about the ...