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i3 status bar: low battery not showing up in red

I have configured this in my i3status.conf: battery 0 { format = "%status %percentage - %remaining" low_threshold = 30 threshold_type = time integer_battery_capacity = true } And the ...
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Root, home and boot partitions

So I had been considering that partition is like a separate section of space. Recently, I decided to experiment with partitions and found a flaw in my understanding. Some examples refer to a case ...
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Arch Linux installation (dual-booting with UEFI Windows)

I've searched the web, the manuals, the Arch wiki, the Arch BBS and Stackexchange for answers prior to getting the guts to ask a question here. At this stage I'm just very tired, because I've spent my ...
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Mouse freeze after logging in to Gnome

I did my first Arch Linux install yesterday. I later installed Gnome and I'm able to log in. The touchpad and mouse buttons work at the log in screen but once I'm logged on the Touchpad does not ...
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Check FN lock status (Dell XPS 13)

my Dell XPS 13 has a Fn-Lock (that's a key to use the Fn version of the F[1-12] keys without pressing Fn). Unfortunately, it doesn't have an indicator LED for it. setleds doesn't show it. Is there ...
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Why the 1MiB should be used when setting the first partition?

As the arch install guide suggests (using parted to do the partitioning) (parted) mkpart primary ext4 1MiB 100MiB However, when checking the output of fdisk, the start of the partition is not ...
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Add route from internal network to external network

I am using a box running Arch as my router and firewall (with shorewall). Recently, I tried to add another network onto the system, which failed horribly. After putting everything back where it was ...
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Is it safe to uninstall `su` in favor of `sudo` to harden Arch Linux? [on hold]

Is it safe to uninstall su in favor of sudo to harden Arch Linux? Have you got an opinion on whether this is a good or bad idea? I read the Arch Linux Wiki articles Security, Su and Sudo. I also ...
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Which Hex code for /boot partition

I planned to install ArchLinux on my laptop. I'm only at the begining, trying to understand all the step before doing them. I'm only at the first step, i.e. partitioning, that I already have a small ...
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Freeze after /dev/sdaX: clean

I did a major update yesterday and after shutting down the computer and turning it on today, I constantly get jammed at: /dev/sdaX: clean 99999/999999 files, 999999/999999 blocks If I do ...
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When I'm typing a text in English, it gets underlined and behaves bizarre

I have russian and english US locales. When I'm typing a text in English, it gets underlined until I press whitespace or some other special keys. When it's underlined, it's kind of invisible to the ...
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Mount a folder on a drive in fstab. Move?

I'd like to make a temporary change to my fstab file so that my /home is on another drive. However, I don't want the whole partition to be mounted, but just a folder ("home") on that partition. I'm OK ...
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Apache server in raspberry PI not visible from outside( public IP)

I have made a fresh install of Arch Linux ARM into a Raspberry PI and I mounted there a LAMP, all fresh. I have another Arch(x86) in my laptop with Apache also there, and as far as I know, two web ...
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Unresponsive desktop after resume from hibernation

After booting up my computer after hibernation (suspend to disk), my desktop is unresponsive for up to 15 minutes. I've found that the slowness is caused by the fact that all running applications seem ...
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How do I prevent pointer from jumping when tapping touchpad?

I'm running i3 with xterm in Arch Linux on a laptop. My issue is that whenever I try to move the mouse cursor, it seems to initially register it as a tap, causing the cursor to teleport to the spot on ...
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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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ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension on Arch (postgresql)

I can't install gem pg on Arch due to the error: Gem::Ext::BuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. /home/alex/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.1.1/bin/ruby extconf.rb checking for ...
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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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Attributes from various parent devices in a udev rule

I have some trouble understanding how the udev device attributes from different parent devices are evaluated in a rule. I want to write a rule for a specific serial usb device (HUAWEI Modem), with a ...
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Delete old package versions within a backup folder

I have a folder that contains a large number of tar.xz packages that have their version number in their filenames . ex : vlc-2.2.2-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (old and should be deleted) ...
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How do I connect a 3G dongle using systemd?

At startup, usb-modeswitch automatically switches the dongle to modem mode and the device shows itself as 12d1:1506. After this, a script should run, connecting to the Internet. I am not sure about ...
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Problem monitoring serial output using ts

I have to continuously monitor serial output from an Arduino device. So far I have been using ts from moreutils with the following command: ts '%H %M %S' </dev/ttyACM0 >output.log Earlier it ...
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Can we add Manjaro repository to Arch-Linux?

It's just as the title says.Can we do it? or is it different from how arch-repos work? If so, how can we do it? -Thanks in advance!
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Aliased fonts in some gtk applications

When I open programs like Thunar, LXappearance, Nautilus in normal privileges, their font look ugly, aliased. But when I open them as root, their font look anti-aliased and pretty. Desktop ...
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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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Can't exit i3 because no sensible terminal emulator is installed

I am trying to setup Arch Linux, and after getting the most basic stuff setup I installed and ran i3 with: pacman -S i3 dmenu xorg xorg-xinit startx It finally started, but I can't exit it. After ...
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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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Console keymapping

I have installed Arch Linux on my Thinkpad W530, and none of the Fn-Fx keys or the volume buttons work. However, they do work before I have booted into Arch at the Grub menu. (I can change the ...
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Arch Sound output only showing as Headphone while no headphone plugged

I've struggled couple of days to fix this issue with installing / uninstalling / editing alsa , pulseaudio setting but no luck . One time i was able to fix audio with alsamixer and select output ...
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Arch Linux - installation with old iso image

Are there any issues when installing Arch Linux with an old ISO image? Generally all packages are downloaded from mirrors during installation, but I want to be sure.
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How to start x11vnc by socket (ie only when needed)

Actually I start x11vnc in /home/odroid/.config/lxsession/LXDE/autostart with @/bin/x11vnc -bg -forever -shared -rfbauth /home/odroid/.vnc-passwd -noxdamage -norc -noxrecord -capslock -no6 -rfbport ...
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pacman-key --init takes too long and does not exit

First, I am new to Arch Linux. I have installed Arch Linux on my system and now when I try to install something using pacman, it gives me an error that the key 'xxxxxxx' was not found. I Googled and ...
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How to change i3 theme

So I'm trying to change the theme of i3 to this: http://lovelybacon.deviantart.com/art/i3-Finally-it-all-comes-together-563203883 and I have no clue how to do this, does anyone have a tutorial or can ...
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Systemd : How to execute script at shutdown only (not at reboot)

There is a lot of solution here to execute a script at shutdown/reboot, but I want my script to only execute at shutdown. I've tried to put my script in /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-shutdown, and check ...
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Installing Arch Linux on Thinkpad W530

I am installing Arch Linux on a Thinkpad W530, using the LiveCD. When I boot from the LiveCD, at the Syslinux bootloader screen, my hardware buttons (volume/mute) and Fn-keys work. I am able to ...
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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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“Oh no! Something has gone wrong” shows up - archlinux

I was installing some softwares like kivy and pip and everything seemed to work fine but I remember that some libs in cython or python had conflicts with other libs or something like that so I agreed ...
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I can't exit my local network

I have a Wimax Router for my internet access (192.168.15.1 on local) connected to micro hub. I have a ARM Archlinux odroid machine (192.168.15.2) connected to same Hub. I have Ubuntu PC ...
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How to switch arch linux to lts kernel?

I'm running a headless server installation of arch linux. The high rate of kernel upgrades caused me some maintainance headache and I therefore wish to switch to the lts kernel. I already installed ...
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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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Reinstall corrupted vmlinuz-linux

I'm dual booting Arch Linux and Windows 8.1. I forgot to disable "Fast Startup" on Windows, and it corrupted vmlinuz-linux in the /boot partition. When I try to boot into Arch from Gummiboot, I ...
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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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WiFi card disappears after reboot, but not after cold boot

I have an Arch-based server (Zotac Nano, AMD Kabini-based) which doubles as WiFi access point using a miniPCI Atheros WiFi card. If I start it form cold boot (as in “it was off”), then everything ...
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How to use guillemets with us altgr-intl layout?

I've set up my keymap as US international with the following command: $ localectl set-x11-keymap us apple_laptop altgr-intl which I think is equivalent to the following setxkbmap command: $ ...
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arch linux apache start at boot crash

I have Raspberry Pi B+ with Arch Linux installed and at boot time, apache web server does not start: [xxx@rpi ~]# systemctl status -l httpd * httpd.service - Apache Web Server Loaded: loaded ...
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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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Arch linux ( kvm/qemu virtualization ) failed to open libiscsi.so.4

I have fallowed the steps from Arch Linux #KVM and #qemu 1) sudo pacman -S then installed libs libvirt libiscsi libaio qemu qemu-arch-extra qemu-block-iscsi qemu-block-rbd qemu-block-gluster ...
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Arch Gnome: GTK themes not working properly [duplicate]

I've just installed arch linux with the gnome desktop and I can't get some themes to work properly (most of them) the only one that works is the numix theme but just the default one, any other theme ...
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NixOS installation on multi-boot system with GRUB (from Arch installation)

I have one physical disk (/dev/sda) which is divided in /dev/sda1 (which is /boot bootable GRUB2 partition used and setup with Arch) and /dev/sda2 which is my cryptroot that, when unlocked, is a ...
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Bootable disk not recognized by my laptop?

I have an Asus ux303 laptop and I am trying to install ArchLinux on it. I think I already have installed it on the harddrive, however BIOS will not even show the harddrive in Bootable options. When ...