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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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Touchpad recognized as PS/2 mouse and not working (Kernel 3.14.3-2)

On an ASUS r510l or x550l laptop the touchpad is not working. I run Arch Linux, with kernel 3.14.3-2, but I also tried it in Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Debian Jessie and Fedora. This is what I get ...
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Intel HDMI monitor not recognized

The problem I've got two graphics cards in my computer: Nvidia GTX 580 Intel Graphics (onboard) The Nvidia part is working fine: plugged in a DVI cable to my monitor and everything works ...
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Recommended way of installing python packages on Arch

What's the recommended way of installing python packages on Arch? Searching for them on the AUR and installing them from there (or create a PKGBUILD file to make a package yourself) or using pip? I ...
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connman connections extremely flaky and slow

I'm trying to configure my system to be able to connect via either ethernet or wifi with connman. I was able to hotplug my ethernet with systemctl restart dhcpcd.service previously, but I'd like to ...
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Arch: libGL: screen 0 does not appear to be DRI3 capable

I've a problem with certain 32 bit game on 64 bit Arch Linux. It looks like the problem lies in my 32 bit enviroment which cannot see my 64 bit NVidia drivers. When I launch 64bit version of ...
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Creating eth0 with consistent network device naming

From my understanding, Arch Linux uses Consistent Network Device Naming where the network devices are no longer named eth0, eth1, etc. I use the proprietary MATLAB software which requires a device ...
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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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Can a systemd dependency be applied only to a unit's “ExecStart” action?

I have a scenario where a number of storage volumes are encrypted using keys contained on a removable encrypted USB "keyring" flash drive. I am running Arch Linux and this question is about systemd ...
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timedatectl not persisting time when set manually

Configuration before any attempts to modify it as per timedatectl: Then, I set the time manually timedatectl --adjust-system-clock set-time "2010-04-20 04:30:50": Nice, works! Now, I rerun ...
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Window resize slowly and freeze with compton, openbox and catalyst-hoo

I'm try for the second time use Arch Linux. In this installation I get: openbox tint2 compton catalyst-hook (Vi0L0's) After starting the compton, I can not see what I'm typing in the terminal, ...
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Unable to boot ArchLinux from LiveUSB

I'm currently using Windows 7 on an AMD-A4-4000 APU - and I'm completely new to Linux. I made a LiveUSB of ArchLinux using Universal USB Writer. Now when I tried to boot from the USB Device - I got to ...
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How to reboot/shut down gracefully in Awesome WM?

My current configuration uses kdesu shutdown -[rh] now to reboot/shut down. The entire shutdown procedure takes about 1-2 seconds. But after every boot Firefox says it was shut down prematurely, ...
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Arch Linux vs OpenSUSE vs Elementary OS [on hold]

I have been running linux for a year now. I tried Ubuntu, Arch Linux and, the now dismissed, Pear OS. After using them, I realized that all linux distros are mostly the same, and that what really ...
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Audio not working on Arch Linux [solved-ish]--see #UPDATE

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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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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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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vsftpd wont start

I have Rapsberry Pi B+ with Arch Linux installation. uname reports version: [computer@computer001 ~]$ uname -a Linux computer001 3.18.3-3-ARCH #1 PREEMPT Mon Jan 26 20:10:28 MST 2015 armv6l GNU/Linux ...
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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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What is the default rEFInd OS Stanza for booting Arch Linux?

I have a macbook with yosemite installed, and I just added a partition of arch linux that I boot into using rEFInd. Arch was giving me an error because rEFInd boots by default using a "ro" parameter ...
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Prevent dpms from being enabled again

I have manjaro linux and I am trying to disable dpms for good. I have xautolock which enables my screenlocker (i3lock) after some time which also puts my monitors to sleep. I know that I "can" ...
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How does Linux upgrade packages that are in use?

I am using Arch Linux and I can do a system upgrade while surfing the net for example. How can the browser package be upgraded if the program itself is in use? Or the Kernel for example? Doesn't the ...
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Mystifying command not found at login

I've just set up Arch Linux (not my first time). Everything installed correctly but when I login (X isn't installed yet) I see: Arch Linux 3.8.4-1-ARCH (tty1) mgoszcz2 login: root Password: Last ...
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Need to reinstall GRUB2, but it requires me to boot into unbootable system!

I had Window 8 and Linux Mint. Mint broke and I installed Antergos. Now I lost GRUB completely and I have to use Windows Boot Manager to boot into Windows. So I used Boot Repair CD to try to fix that, ...
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How do I refresh the Google calendar in Gnome?

I'm using Gnome 3.14 on Arch Linux. I'm fond of the calendar drop-down when you click on the time in the top panel. I've set up my Google calendar to show there, but if I happen to be offline when ...
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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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Can I change my ChrUbuntu install over to Arch Linux on a Samsung XE500C21 Chromebook?

I installed ChrUbuntu 12.04 on my Chromebook (Samsung XE500C21). Is there a way to swap my distro over to Arch ARM? Failing that, is there an easy way to install Arch ARM on the SSD of one of these ...
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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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Acer Aspire v5 571 Power off reboots Arch linux

Everytime I try to power off my arch linux it will turn off and reboot. I assume the reasoning why it does this is because the usb ports don't turn off and it somehow turns it back on. I was trying ...
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How do I update grub in Arch Linux

In Ubuntu we use below command to update grub 0.98 : # update-grub But how do I update grub version 2.00 in Arch Linux ? `
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pacman: error: config parsing exceeded max recursion depth of 10 [closed]

My pacman is broken, I can't type any command, even pacman -v gave me this: error: config parsing exceeded max recursion depth of 10 $ uname -a Linux laptop 3.17.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Dec 7 ...
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Arch sometimes won't suspend

Sometimes the computer won't auto-suspend when the lid has been closed. When this happens re-closing the lid won't make it suspend until next reboot. After the reboot the auto-suspend works again. ...
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How do I make this work on arch linux? power off reboot acer aspire v5 571 [closed]

I have the same laptop as the person and this has worked for me on fedora I just need to convert this to work on arch. http://www.pbehnke.com/main/node/11
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Arch Linux slow shutdown

I'm suffering from a very slow shutdown/reboot with Arch Linux, so I followed the instructions given here to enable logging. So here is the log generated during (slow) reboot that unfortunatelly I ...
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Remove IP address from interface with VLANs

On Arch Linux, I have a single physical ethernet interface on 2 VLANs (3 and 7) with static IP addresses for the VLANs and a DHCP address for the 'main' ethernet interface. Is there a way for me to ...
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Applications that start with a system

I've got an Arch linux and every time I start the system it opens applications, that I don't want to be opened. It starts me Ark, Mozilla firefox and the folder "download". Why does this happen? How ...
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qtconfig tool for Qt 5?

I've just installed QT 5 in Arch Linux, but only qtconfig doesn't work: %> qtconfig qtconfig: could not exec '/usr/lib/qt/bin/qtconfig': No such file or directory Yes, there's no such file, not ...
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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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nvidia driver [discrete graphics] on Optimus laptop doesn't load

I'm trying to use my ThinkPad W520 with external monitors in a docking station. When I start my computer with [Discrete Graphics] set in the BIOS, systemd loads and then the computer just hangs as if ...
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Arch Linux boot failure: Fsck check on LVM /var mount fails

I recently installed Arch Linux on an older laptop that I am using as a personal workstation and machine to better learn how to administer Linux. I have a persistent boot failure that has started ...
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Mount android device 4.0.4 on linux

I am trying to mount a Samsung Galaxy S2 as a mass storage device onto an uptodate Arch Linux setup. On the Android phone I have done the following Settings -> More -> USB Utilities -> USB mass ...
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Window not resizing on gnome shell

I am using archlinux with gnome shell 3.14.3-2 and I am unable to resize windows using eather alt+f8 or alt+space -> resize. Pressing alt+f8 and the moving the mouse moves the window, while it is ...
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Archlinux Skype problems with build-in microphone

So. My problems with next: I use pulseaudio as a sound server. I check my mic settings by arecord. All ok, but in Skype mic not working. Only silence. But when I tested it with Skype service and look ...
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Every time I run tmux, new ssh-agent child process is started (zshell)

Every time I start tmux or split tmux, new instance of ssh-agent is started ("Agent pid XXXX" appears on the top), which is quite annoying because I have to type the key password every time I want to ...
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zsh rvm-prompt not found problem

I am currently testing out zsh with oh-my-zsh on arch linux, and I am constantly getting the following error: zsh: no such file or directory: /home/faeder/.rvm/bin/rvm-prompt The shell is still ...
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Trouble getting Exfat formatted drive to mount

I've just performed a new install of arch linux (3.15.3-1) on a macbook pro 8.2 All of my data is on an exfat drive, and I've installed exfat-utils. However, when I try mount -t exfat /dev/sdb1 ...
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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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Start graphical user interface using startx and display manager

As title said, can someone tell me what differents between starting graphical user interface using startx command (which xinitrc contains exec gnome-session or exec xfce4-session) and using an display ...
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Sometimes the CPU fan does not start

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X240, and it works well and on normal temperatures. However, sometimes the fan does not start even when running high stress processes that warm up the CPU drastically. In ...
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How can I find figure out why a machine has consistently 70%+ CPU usage?

My machine (Macbookpro, Archlinux) has consistently a CPU at 70%+, yet I have no clue why. This doesn't happen on MacOS, only on Linux. Using htop, I can see no program using more than 2% of CPU. ...