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Changing the /dev/tty* permissions at startup

My solution (ArchLinux ARM on RaspberryPi) requires that a non-privileged user has to have access to the /dev/ttyAMA0 port. In final implementation that user will be automatically logged in and a ...
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How to enable swap accounting for memory cgroup in Archlinux?

On my Archlinux box I want to limit some applications to a smaller amount of memory using cgroups. Since I use swap, I need to account memory+swap. How can I enable swap accounting?
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VBox on headless server: install linux without RDP

I have script to setup headless machine on remote headless server, connected by ssh. It will create machine, attaches disk and archiso, and launches installation. Also, I have script to setup ...
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Arch Linux SMBus and Display Controller

I have installed Arch Linux on an Acer Extensa 5620 Notebook. I installed xf86-video-driver, but when a run lshw -html > report.html I'm getting these sections marked red. Does it mean I don't ...
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How to disable the user list on GDM3 login screen?

Environment: Distribution: Arch Linux Display Manager: GDM 3.16.x Dekstop Environment: Gnome 3.16 Question: How to disable the user list displayed on the login screen? Clarification: Wanted ...
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Physical click buttons do not work in Awesome wm + Archlinux

I have a Dell Latitude E5550 with 5 physical buttons around the touch pad. After installing Synaptics, only 3 of them works and are detected. Other 2 (top left click / top right click) are not ...
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vmware.service hangs during shutdown

On Arch Linux, since a few system updates (unfortunately I cannot say which ones), vmware.service hangs during shutdown / reboot. I discovered that if I manually stop that service (systemctl stop ...
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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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How to find out the current (active) XServer DISPLAY number?

I'm using Arch Linux and things are not so easy when you try to discover the current Xorg DISPLAY (not through the env variable). Here is a working example: $ cat /sys/class/tty/tty0/active tty2 ...
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Linux - mount command returns zero/0 but not working

Sounds strange, I have a shell script that it gets trigger by udev rules, to mount attached USB device to the system file tree. The script runs when an usb device attaches to system, so the rules ...
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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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Arch Linux unexpected shutdown

I've installed Arch Linux on an Acer laptop with Intel Graphics (GM965/GL960). I installed Xorg, xf86-video-intel, and the XFCE4 desktop enviroment with lightdm. I can login and do stuff, but when I'm ...
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Cannot copy-paste from or to the gnome-terminal

I am using Arch linux. However after the recent gnome update, I am not able to copy or paste anything into or from gnome terminal to gui applications like editors or browsers. However I am able to ...
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Why does PAM prevent root from using useradd?

I'm using Arch Linux on a single-user workstation with LXDE and lxde-session autologin to the regular user. I then "su" or "sudo" to root privileges, and try to run "useradd." useradd fails on my ...
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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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Setting Up SSH. Just need some understanding

My goal is to build a LAMP server on my arch linux laptop. The main reason is for a web server. The other reason is to learn about how all this administration stuff works. My setup is a laptop with ...
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Gnome 3.16 ignoring Xorg.d conf files

Since the upgrade to Gnome 3.16, my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf file is being ignored. This file contains the following: Section "Device" Identifier "card0" Driver "intel" Option ...
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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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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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Arch linux and debian genreal questions [closed]

I'm new to Linux and I've been using ubuntu since January, hence I have to due to some college subjects (I study computer science). The problem is that ubuntu is kinda heavy and buggy for many many ...
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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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How many and which compilers and interpreters does a mainstream Linux distro comes prepacked with? [closed]

Last year learned my Debian based distro had not only the Bash interpreter but also GCC, which apparently all full blwon Linux systems come with. If I'm not wrong they also come with a Perl ...
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Reinstall Arch Linux without losing downloaded packages

I was installing Arch Linux when the Internet went down. I was unable to download all the required packages. Over 70% of packages were downloaded. I'm trying to reinstall it with the command: ...
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How to Install Numix Circle Icon Pack in archLinux ?

All I want to know is how to install Numix Circle Icon Pack on Arch Linux ? Seems like it's complex. Please explain me clearly step by step if you can. Thanks !
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Lenovo T440s battery status unknown, but charging?

I'm trying to configure my Lenovo on arch linux. The last thing I need to do is get the battery 100% working. Right now it appears that the main battery's state is unknown: ...
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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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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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Cannot get vim to recognize unicode

I am having the most trouble ever getting vim to recognize unicode. At the top of my vimrc I have set encoding=utf-8 set fileencoding=utf-8 and LANG shows echo $LANG en_US.UTF-8 but when I open ...
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UDEV-Rule to mount USB-Stick / execute script

I have a problem with an udev-rule. i simply want to mount a usb stick when it is plugged in. the rule correctly executes a script which mkdir the mount point and then calls mount. everything seems to ...
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How to modify a PKGBUILD which uses git sources to pull only a shallow clone?

The other day I tried installing opencv-git from the AUR with makepkg on Arch Linux. Of course it pulls from the git repository as the name indicates. This pulls 1Gb. I am reading about making a ...
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Sage Math browser interface not working

I wanted to try Sage Math as a free alternative to MatLab. I installed it from AUR, and it works in terminal, but I can't access it via the browser. I tried to Google it, but had no luck. ~> sage ...
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Always answer Yes to replace package Arch Linux [duplicate]

I am trying to build the latest KDE Frameworks git packages. However, I currently have installed the stable non-git packages. In order to install all of the git packages I need to answer 'y' to all of ...
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KDE 5 installs without task bar on Arch Linux

I just installed a fresh Arch Linux. After successfully starting the system, I only had a text console, but want to have a KDE desktop as I had on my Debian installation. So I followed the steps at ...
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NTPd Not Syncing on RaspberryPi

Since my hardware (RasberryPi) does not have a hardware-clock, each bootup warps us back to the 1970's, so I use NTP. The gateway on the network I am on provides an NTP-Server service. my ...
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How can I take screenshot in BlackArch Linux? [duplicate]

Which program can I use to take a screen cap or take video of my screen? Maybe it's a simple (silly) question, but I can't find a good solution.
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File manager in BlackArch [duplicate]

What file managers available for BlackArch? Are available some managers In default distro of BlackArch? If there are F.M. - where is it?
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Screen Zoomed in GNOME

I'm a new to linux and GNOME. I installed arch Linux and using GNOME as desktop environment.Everything in my screen is zoomed.I didn't found a way to zoom out it.Screenshot shows how my screen in ...
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`Error: no such device…` after installing Arch Linux

I've seen many threads about this error but I couldn't find a solution. I've installed Arch Linux alongside Windows 8. (Dual Boot). I followed this video exactly but am getting the error below at ...
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Manjaro: Module vboxdrv not found

I upgraded the system and did sudo pacman -S virtualbox virtualbox-host-modules virtualbox-guest-iso virtualbox-host-dkms yaourt virtualbox-ext-oracle sudo depmod -a sudo modprobe ...
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Bluetooth: can't find default controller

I can't get bluetoothctl or hciconfig to display anything about my bluetooth controller, or otherwise get my computer to recognize nearby bluetooth devices, and I am at a loss as to where to start ...
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My keyboard will not type 'm' or backspace

I am running Arch Linux. Recently, out of nowhere, I have been unable to use the 'm' key or the 'backspace' key on my external keyboard. The keyboard on my laptop works fine. The keyboard I have ...
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lpq: “hplj1320n is not ready”

Via SSH I'm logged into a Linux system (Arch) where the user says that he cannot print, even after a restart: $ lpq hplj1320n is not ready no entries From the CUPS web interface Status: Paused - ...
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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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Arch doesn't boot up after Windows Update on Surface Pro 3

I am using a Microsoft Surface Pro 3. I have a persistent installation of Arch on a USB drive. It works very well on the Surface. The only problem I am facing is, whenever I run Windows Update, I am ...
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Weird gray bar in Chromium

EDIT: So apparently it has nothing to do with Chrome/Chromium instead, according to here, it is a new gnome feature. I am using Gnome 3.16.1 I want to remove the grey bar in the bottom left corner of ...
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How to install Skype in Arch-based Antergos Linux

In latest Antergos Linux, Arch-based, up-to-date. $ sudo pacman -S skype error: target not found: skype $ yaourt -S skype error: target not found: skype
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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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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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GTK+3 config Arch/LXDE

I use Arch + LXDE. I performed a full system upgrade and upgraded packages seems to have included GTK+3. Since the upgrade, my GTK+3 progs such as GEdit, Evince, etc. look somehow terrible (unusual ...
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How to install Canon PIXMA MG2450 driver in Arch-based system?

I have the drivers as source, deb, and rpm. Download page HERE. I have tried to create pkg.tar.xz file out of the deb files. I have used debtap following these instructions here to "convert" the ...