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mdadm inconsistencies when run programmatically

Update #1: I just gave an extra layer of testing, writing a shell script (.sh, #!/bin/bash) and a php script to be executed by php's cli. Bash works. It seems that it's not the Apache's HTTP ...
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How to restrict output of iw dev wlp3s0 scan?

I am trying to configure a wireless network on a newly installed Arch Linux. The command iw dev wlp3s0 scan gives information about all the found networks. I only need the information about my SSID.
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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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udev Unable to Rename Network Device: Device or Resource Busy

I'm trying to use udev rules in order to give my network interfaces static, consistent names. However, it seems like there is some race condition happening preventing these rules from consistently ...
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gpg: Bad signature

I'm trying to sign a public PGP key but am encountering a 'Bad signature' error: gpg --edit-key someone@somedomain.com ... gpg> sign ... You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for user: ...
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Should I let pacman replace glamor-egl with xorg-server?

This is the output of pacman. I installed nothing; just wanted to update... :: Synchronizing package databases... core is up to date extra 1761.1 KiB 2.58M/s 00:01 ...
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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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yaourt curl error: Couldn't connect to server

I'm trying to install some packages with yaourt. For example, when I try to install Google Chrome, I get the following error: $ yaourt google-chrome curl error: Couldn't connect to server I can ...
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Bash autocomplete with vim command

In bash, autocompletion of paths has recently stopped working when issuing vim commands where the path is deeper than two directories (it continues to work as expected with other commands, such as ls ...
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Arch does not mount btrfs array on boot

As data partition I have a multi-disk btrfs filesystem. My root disk is ext4 Fstab: UUID=290624c6-6b95-41fd-94a1-923ebca64b83 / ext4 rw,relatime,data=ordered 0 1 /dev/sdc ...
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Set new default file manager in firefox on Archlinux

I'm trying to use Dolphin as file chooser for Firefox in Archlinux instead of Nautilus. I've read this but it did not solve my problem. The config seems related to firefox as xdg-mime query default ...
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Why do upgrades to KDM/KDE not preserve changes to configuration files?

The kdebase-workspace package on Arch Linux only preservers changes made to /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc when the package is updated. I need to edit /usr/share/config/kdm/Xsetup to get my monitors to ...
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Switch User won't work in Xfce

I'm trying to do Switch User in action buttons but gets me following error : Unable to start new display GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name ...
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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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Is ArchBang just Arch Linux + Openbox?

I'm a Arch + KDE guy. I need to reinstall frequently, and I don't like that when I do pacman -S kde I have to wait like two hours (slow Internet) without using the PC. So I'm looking for an Arch ...
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Record from the microphone indefinitely

I'm working with the application "arecord" (under Arch-Linux). I'm want to capture sounds from my microphone and save it to the disk. This is my command: arecord -f dat -d 2 --channels 1 -D hw:1,0 ...
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USB error -110 (power exceeded) but works when reconnecting

At the last boot, two USB devices were not powered: The Logitech G5 mouse works most of the time, but this time I had to plug it in (in the same motherboard USB port) three or four times before it ...
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How to properly lock desktop when hibernating?

If I lock the screen, hibernate by closing the laptop lid, open the laptop lid and press the power button, the screen will just show a black surface and I can start typing the password immediately. If ...
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Installing a .deb package on Arch - Is it possible?

The problem is simple - I have a .deb package and I want to install it on my Arch Linux. Is this possible? If yes, how?
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Terminal does not open under dwm — is there an error log file?

I am running DWM under Arch Linux in combination with the urxvt terminal. I have a urxvt daemon running but when I press the key combination for opening a terminal window, nothing happens. Is there ...
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How do I get to use .local hostnames with Arch Linux?

If I'm using Ubuntu or Linux Mint (the only two flavours I've tried and know work for sure), I can run something like this: wayne@myhost$ ssh wayne@otherhost.local And the name is automagically ...
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Dmenu does not start some programms (e.g., emacs) — is there a log file?

I'm running dwm with dmenu under Arch Linux. While dmenu is working, it doesn't start some programs, e.g., emacs, although it shows the command with auto-completion. When I start them in the terminal, ...
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How to properly and easy configure `xdg-open` without any enviroment?

I'm using OpenBox window manager without any desktop enviroment. xdg-open behaves strangely. It opens everything with firefox. $ xdg-settings --list Known properties: default-web-browser ...
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Arch Linux RPI: How accurate is the time on the RPi in Linux?

Currently I'm working on a application on my RPi which will be monitoring a set of GPIOs in real-time where the exact time when the GPIO turns HIGH is crucial for my application. And I need to know ...
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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 do I enable sound in this fresh Arch install?

I'm following the Arch Beginner's Guide. I have Arch running. Now I'm working on the post-installation instructions, one of the first parts of which is to unmute the speakers. This is where my ...
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pacman does not sync core

I run as root pacman -Syu However it just skips right over [core], without prompts, etc. Just like it was normal to proceed when 0% done. It just proceeds with extra and community. How can I force ...
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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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Hardware configuration required for DNS server

How can I know Hardware configuration required for DNS server: What will be the expected QPS (Queries Per Second) on the server. 5/Sec and peak time 10-20/Sec How many hosts will be ...
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How do I enable rsync in libcurl?

I'm on Arch. When pacman tries to download a package from an ftp server, It fails with the error message Protocol rsync not supported or disabled in libcurl This has been bugging me for a little ...
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How do I pg_upgrade my database on Arch Linux?

I was running postgres 8.4 on arch but now have 9 installed I want to use pg_upgrade to upgrade but I don't know what all the options I have to use are, and all the directories that I have to point it ...
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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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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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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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Can't Login to phpmyadmin without using password

I would like to logging into phpmyadmin without using password. However I changed AllowNoPassword to TRUE in /etc/webapps/phpmyadmin/config.inc.php : $cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowNoPassword'] = true; ...
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netctl start PROFILE fails

Upon login to serial console I run a command via /etc/profile netctl start wlan0-ROUTENZUG However it fails, yielding this output Job for netctl@wlan0\x2ROUTENZUG.service failed. See ´sytemctl status ...
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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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Fonts in chromium

(no, it isn't this) My bold fonts are completely deformed in some sites (mostly SE) in chromium. I have had this issue for a while on two Arch systems, but not in Ubuntu. Here is an example from a ...
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Differences in package management between Debian and Arch

A discussion from this post made me curious of differences between Debian and Arch package management. Also, people tend to say that Arch is very light-weight, so I wonder what that has to do with ...
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Cross compile a raspberry pi kernel

I've been trying for the past few hours to cross compile a rpi kernel on my Arch Linux distro and then my Ubuntu distro when that failed, I received similar errors for both attempts. I'm currently ...
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df-command free disk-space wrong [duplicate]

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 107G 4.4G 97G 5% / dev 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /dev run 3.9G 576K 3.9G 1% /run tmpfs 3.9G ...
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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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what is oldroot?

When I shutdown my laptop there are some messages like unmounting oldroot/* They came after a kernel-update, just curious what this means and if I need "oldroot"
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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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Unable to synchronize the clocks on a dual boot system

A have a dual boot system: Ubuntu and Arch. Ubuntu was installed first. A while after installing Arch, I've set up its clock because it was 8 behind my current time zone (my time zone is gmt +8). I ...
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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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debootstrap terminates partway through with “stdin: not in compressed format”

I'm on an Arch GNU/Linux system, fully up-to-date (both official repositories and from the AUR). I'm attempting to install a copy of Debian Wheezy so that I can chroot into it and work with the ...
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/bypass folder on ArchBang - safe to delete?

Anyone know what is this folder for, and if it's safe to delete it? It's an ArchBang box, and this folder was there ever since install. I'm not really sure if it's just some junk left after ...
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Error running Virtual Box on Arch Linux

I installed Virtual Box regularly on Arch Linux using pacman: pacman -S virtualbox When i run virtualbox from the terminal, the GUI of the program is loaded but I can't use a virtual machine and I ...