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Prevent “Screen” session weird characters

Logged into a screen session, when I press Backspace, Del, Down, Left, or Right while there is nothing for those keys to do, then a weird character appears that does not affect the input. The ...
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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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Where do I put my systemd unit file on Arch Linux?

Sometimes these things can be hard for first-timers. Being a do-it-myself person, I read that there are two folders for unit files (not in user mode). /usr/lib/systemd/system/: units provided by ...
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Is there a designated place for scripts that are (indirectly) automatically executed by systemd?

Arch Linux Question I recently asked where to but a systemd unit file: Where do I put my systemd unit file on Arch Linux? I would like to run a python script every 5 minutes (not to be confused ...
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Unable to get Wireless during Arch Linux install

When using release 2015.08.01 I tried to start the installation but when I type ip link the following is printed: 1: lo <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue [....] Using lspci ...
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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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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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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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SOLVED No SSH while loged off locally

So, I'm trying to access my laptop while I'm outside my LAN, but I have a problem, at least I think that isn't the normal behavior. I can't access via SSH if my user isn't locally logged in. I'm not ...
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Java Swing or AWT repaint frequency [migrated]

I tried to make a simple game in Java and ended up with this code @Override public void paint(Graphics g) { super.paint(g); Graphics2D g2d = (Graphics2D) g; ...
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Wifi not working (arch) [on hold]

I recently installed arch and had wifi working yesterday, but now I can't seem to get it to. I open wifi-menu successfully and pick the network I want to use, but wifi-menu exits with an error. I ...
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Why gcc show `unknown` in Target: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu in Arch Linux?

I would like to know why when I run gcc -v under Arch Linux, it shows the unknown word in these outputs: Using built-in specs. COLLECT_GCC=gcc ...
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iptables and ssh

I'm running Arch Linux and I have a running SSH daemon to access my machine when I'm out side my LAN. I can do the connection, but iptables keeps blocking SSH Daemon, so I can only connect if I turn ...
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/sbin/init doesn't exist - Bailing out

My question is similar to this one, but has a few differences. At boot, I get the following message: [ 0.030164] Ignoring BGRT: invalid status 0 (expected 1) :: running early hook [udev] starting ...
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zfs dataset constantly unmounting itself after some time, others still available

One of my zfs mounts (one of 4 parent datasets, which includes a few children each) is constantly lost. each time i ssh into this machine, and traverse into the san pool, and move into one particular ...
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Which Arch Linux file do I download?

Which link do I need to click on to download Arch Linux? On http://mirror.rackspace.com/archlinux/iso/2015.08.01/ , there are two options: Dual and Bootstrap x64. I have a 64bit PC, but I don't know ...
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How to disable beep tone in xfce when the delete button is pressed?

I newly installed xfce on arch linux. And xfce make beep noise everytime i press delete button or backspace which is really annoying. How can i disable this? i tried uncommenting set bell-style ...
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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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No delete or move to trash in context menu in some directories (gnome)

On archlinux with gnome 3.16.1, in some directories, for example /srv/http/website/public/img/ I don't have options to delete a file , or move to trash, in the rightclick context menu . I have to use ...
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Pass environment variables to clean chroot in Arch

I am writing a PKGBUILD for Arch Linux. The package is large and compressing/uncompromising it take considerable time for limited space savings and I would like to turn it off while I am writing the ...
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List that contains the last installed / upgraded packages in Arch Linux

How can I get a list of packages, that last installed / upgraded by pacman / yaourt in Arch Linux including the timestamp?
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Obmenu wont start: says im missing the GTK module

When I type obmenu into the terminal I get an ImportError Import Error: No module name gtk and heres the output of sudo pacman -Qs | grep "gtk" :: local/gtk-update-icon-cache 3.16.5-1 ...
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What exactly is PKGBUILD and should I edit it when installing packages?

Whenever I use yaourt -Syua in my Manjaro Linux system, it'll give me Edit PKGBUILD ? [Y/n] ("A" to abort) and sometimes Edit chromium-pepper-flash.install ? [Y/n] ("A" to abort) Somewhere I ...
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systemd: network-online.target is reached before network.target

I observed the following in the Archlinux installation ISO: There is a systemd target definition in /usr/lib/systemd/system/network-online.target containing: [Unit] Description=Network is Online ...
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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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Is there a way to get Arch to run fully after deleting the home partition?

I tried dual booting Kali Linux on an existing Arch Linux and I may have formatted the home partition for Arch in the process. So I was wondering is there any way at all that I can get Arch to run ...
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Can't change default programs in Properties after installing “gnome-defaults-list”

I installed "gnome-defaults-list" from AUR, it's /etc/gnome/defaults.list file. (I don't know exactly whether this caused the error.) Today I see that I can't individually change the default programs ...
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How to add package on this live distro?

I am working on hand made linux from this article /not sure from which distro it has been made, my best guess is ArchLinux/. I have Ubuntu 14 x64 where I am preparing this live distro using make. ...
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LVM Mapper can't be found

I'm getting the error below. If i write "lvm vgchange -ay", "exit" i can go on and system boots. But why is this happening? I don't want to write this commands EVERY boot. What can i do for this?
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Java application freezes until I use 100% CPU

The issue I encounter When working on Android-Studio or even Eclipse, the software often freezes (even though usually it is after I update my system). If I move to another desktop and come back, then ...
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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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Problems with USB microphone ARCHLinux

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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How to get fewer ttys with Systemd?

In the old days I just modified /etc/inittab. Now, with systemd, it seems to start tty[1-6] automatically, how should I disable tty[4-6]? Looks like there's only one systemd service file, and it use ...
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how to extract packages links from pacman[Solved]

I have low internet connection,and need to extract packages from pacman so i can remote upload them and get them from my work. do you know anyway about that?
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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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GRUB doesn't find /boot in LVM

My system was installed with the Antergos installer and it runs encrypted GRUB. This works fine, just have to insert decryption key twice. Then I added LVM and created three LVM volumes, boot root ...
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How to configure Systemd User Service with a Timer

I have a systemd user service that works as expected. It is started like this: systemctl start test@user The problem is that I need to run this service on a timer possibly for multiple users. There ...
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Wired connection drops after a few seconds

When I connect to my wired network using netctl, the connection drops automatically after a few seconds. It happens both with DHCP and static configuration, but the wifi connection on the same network ...
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Data recovery best approach [duplicate]

My computer is in the process of being dual-booted windows 8.1/Arch. I have two drives: a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I also have the SSD reserved strictly for Windows, (because of recent mistakes made ...
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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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Delete prefix and postfix for a http url using UNIX

I have a string formatted like the following (but the actual content changes each time): Create tabs for abterms in FIPS integrity verification test failed. FIPS integrity verification test ...
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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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Bash Completion hangs all inputs

When I try to bash complete in terminal my computer stops responding to inputs, although the mouse can still be moved. After a few seconds it picks back up and everything continues normally. I'm ...
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Neocomplete conflict with auto line-breaking in vim

I've found a conflict between automatic line breaks in vim and the neocomplete Vundle plugin. When neocomplete is off, then my set textwidth=80 option works correctly, i.e. a line break is inserted ...
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How to exit semi unresponsive Openbox session?

I've set up a fresh hard drive with: arch openbox xorg xcompmgr, xfce4-power-manager, volumeicon, dropbox are running in background Now, my computer is hanging on seemingly nothing. No mouse ...
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How to get better error VirtualBox in ArchLinux

I'm using 64-bit ArchLinux host, Windows 10 guest. I've done installing the virtualbox, running dkms autoinstall, modprobing vboxdrv, and installing the guest OS (Windows 10 64-bit). But after I ...
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How to allow user to mount Ubuntu partition on Arch Linux without authentication?

I have a dual boot system with two partitions for Ubuntu and Arch. In Arch, whenever I need to access the Ubuntu partition, I am asked for the password. I added a line in fstab as follows: ...
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Synaptics tap to click & edge scrolling not working in Cinnamon desktop (on arch linux)

I tried to turn them on using system settings, dconf , with no success. Uninstalling xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.2-1 gives an error " target not found". When instaling xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.2-1 with ...
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Default kernel (non-lts) not found on grub list

I'm using ArchLinux 64-bit, the linux installed correctly: $ pacman -Q | grep linux archlinux-keyring 20150605-1 lib32-util-linux 2.26.2-1 libutil-linux 2.26.2-1 linux 4.1.5-1 linux-api-headers ...
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$XDG_CONFIG_HOME issue while installing Bspwm [Arch Linux] [duplicate]

So I'm off a fresh install of Arch Linux and now I'm at the stage of configuring Bspwm and have been reading off of https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bspwm I've also been reading this to get a ...