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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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arch install on virtualbox - gnome desktop

I installed arch and I booted from grub, next I ran pacman -Syu gnome, installed by the defaults, and then ran systemctl enable gdm.service and rebooted. Since then when I boot, I get stuck at the ...
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Arch Linux network issues

Installing arch on a 64 bit virtualbox vm, following the Beginners' Guide I got to the configure your network part, and I had ran pacman -S dialog, succesfully, but when it came to pacman -S grub ...
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Windows 10 update broke Gummiboot

I never had a problem running Arch Linux alongside Windows in a dual boot on UEFI. However, the Windows 10 update seems to have added a new partion so that the gummiboot configuration is not correct ...
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Disable laptop's internal keyboard input, but not USB keyboard [duplicate]

I need to disable input via my laptop's internal keyboard that is embedded in the top case so that the only input will be from an external keyboard connected via a USB port. I am running Parabola ...
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desktop enviroments/window managers not working properly in arch linux

New to Arch Linux and having problems getting any desktop environment or window manager to work properly after a clean install. After I had installed the appropriate Nvidia graphics driver for the ...
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How to get mpd to recognize music library?

I have arch running on my desktop and I'm trying to play music with mpd using ncmpcpp. They are both up and running, but the problem is when I open ncmpcpp it doesn't show my music. I copied the music ...
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List optional dependencies with pacman on arch linux

I'm using arch linux. Is there a way to list optional dependencies of all installed packages? And if yes, can I filter this list to see only the missing (not installed) packages?
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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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How to use yaourt on arch linux under proxy?

How do I install applications using yaourt under proxy network. For pacman I can simply use: export http_proxy=http://usernm:passwd@link:port sudo -E pacman -S application But how do I do this for ...
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arch considerations - desktop environment questions [on hold]

I am considering making a switch from Ubuntu to arch, as my main distro of choice! But I am struggling to decide on a desktop environment. There are some things I like about all of them, but so far I ...
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ArchLinux - DHCPCD timed out during dual boot installation from USB

I am trying to install a Dual Boot ArchLinux with Windows 7 running already on my machine. I have succesfully "burned" ISO on my USB using Rufus. After botting up, I manage to access Live ...
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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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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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What should I consider when deleting an AUR package?

I downloaded utorrent and spotify from the AUR packages. Because of that I also had to install wine, but I couldn't manage to delete them, instead I deleted wine as a workaround and remove utorrent's ...
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Create guest account with restricted access to applications

I'm trying to create a guest account in arch linux that only allows the user to use simple applications like firefox. I do not want them to have access to programs like terminal or grub-customizer ...
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X11Fowarding not working on Arch Linux ARM

I am trying to setup X11Forwarding between my Arch Linux ARM server and my OSX computer. I am accessing the server locally (always). /etc/ssh/ssh_config: X11Forwarding yes AddressFamily any ...
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Unable to update arch linux under proxy [duplicate]

Cannot update pacman using sudo pacman -Syu under proxy network. I tried exporting environment variables using export http_proxy='http://uem:12345@172.16.0.1:3128/' as my workplace network uses ...
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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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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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No Internet connection for new installation [closed]

I am a brand new Linux user learning from different distros via VirtualBox. I stumbled on Arch Linux as a natural platform to do that. However, I am having the following issue: On my non-root ...
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How to bind USB device under a static name?

I have an arduino which sometimes gets bound to /dev/ttyUSB0 and other times to /dev/ttyUSB1 making my script fail. I do not want to enumerate all the possibilities of where my device could be, but I ...
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Boot managers found by os-prober not shown at boot

I've recently made the move from Ubuntu to Arch Linux and could use some help configuring GRUB. When I run grub-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/GRUB/grub.cfg as per the instructions on the Arch Wiki, the ...
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Blueman: RecentConns 'NoneType' object is not iterable

The last update for manjaro, no longer allows me to enable blueman for some reason. Here is the error: Connection Failed: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Increasing volume causes left/right channels to be unbalanced

In Gnome 3, I mapped my volume up to amixer set Master 1000+, and down to amixer set Master 1000-. This works just fine, as long as I spin the volume roller slowly. If I am to spin it really ...
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ImportError: libavcodec.so.56: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I was installed opencv with pacman, when i try to import opencv, i have this error: >>> import cv2 Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> ...
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Unicode characters in uxterm and dwm statusbar

I would like to display Chinese characters in dwm's status bar. More specifically I would like the symbols to represent the different tags in dwm. Using an online converter, I found that the unicode ...
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DNS queries not using nscd for caching

I'm trying to use nscd (Nameservices Cache Daemon) to cache DNS locally so I can stop using Bind to do it. I've gotten it started and ntpd seems to attempt to use it. But everything else for hosts ...
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atheros driver on arch-linux won't start access point [closed]

Can't create access point on arch % lspci -k | grep -A 3 -i network 06:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) Subsystem: Dell Device 020c ...
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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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Arch linux: set keyboard layout to PL

I'm unsuccessfully trying to force my Arch to set pl layout on X start. I've googled for solutions, and I found couple of tutorials/tips but none of them works. My current, keyboard related ...
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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 can I make my user services wait till the network is online?

I have written a couple of systemd user service files which I want users to enable and which need a working network connection. I thought that would be as easy as: Wants=network-online.target ...
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unable to launch mysqld in arch linux

I have lately installed arch linux x64 and I wanted to install the LAMP stack everything worked fine until I arrived to the mysql part that I installed but can't launch. The outpout of sudo systemctl ...
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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 Wireless Problems

I've got a problem with my wireless connection, the wireless bar is always showing 3 bars, I am using NetworkManager with dhclient and the strangest thing happens, I am getting a huge lag spike every ...
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Udev hwdb rule does not work

I am switching from Ubuntu to Arch Linux and encountering the issue that a udev hwdb rule that has worked until now does not work anymore. The only obvious difference between the systems is that ...
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Do you use any script to install Arch Linux? which?

I'm trying Arch Linux and am very happy with it. I'm using Virtualbox for now and the host machine is running Windows 7. I did the installation several times for learning, but now I want to try some ...
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Arch Linux failed to install libproxy for invalid signature

The following message is from my terminal: resolving dependencies... looking for inter-conflicts... Targets (1): libproxy-0.4.7-2 Total Installed Size: 0.29 MiB Proceed with installation? [Y/n] ...
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Change GDM language

I'm using Gnome on Arch Linux and I want to change the language of GDM from English to French. I followed these instructions exactly but it didn't work... Here is my locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8 ...
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How to backport microphone patches?

I'm running Arch Linux on my Dell XPS 13 which works fine except for the microphone which does not record sound. The wiki of my laptop says: The microphone does not work out-of-the-box, but there ...
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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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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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Snowball microphone no longer shared between applications

I recently bought a Snowball USB microphone for a podcast. Previously, I would record my track using audacity, and simultaneously use the microphone for Skype. I tried to do this yesterday and was ...
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TTY/Console Wallpaper Arch Linux

How can I set a wallpaper for a TTY/console (also during boot) on Arch Linux like done on OpenSUSE? I think a Kernel recompile is needed?
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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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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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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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Mount NTFS partition as /home with fstab

I am currently installing Arch Linux on a machine which has Windows 10 already installed on it, and I want to use a NTFS partition as /home (because that way, I can easily access my Linux-files from ...
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avr-gcc can't find avr/io.h [closed]

I want to compile Xmega_bootloader but when I start make I get this error: [arkadi@arkadi-linux /home/arkadi/Xmega_Bootloader $]make avr-gcc -mmcu=atxmega64a3u -Wall -gdwarf-2 -std=gnu99 ...