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This has more to do with systemd rather than the kernel, and in short, it means you just had a clean shutdown. See here : https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=174495 .


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Spoofing your MAC-Address is relatively simple: General steps: Save your MAC for a future reset Temporary disable your interface to change your MAC Set your new, arbirtray MAC Enable your interface again Using different tools: With ip: ip link show <interface> &> ip_savehafen.log sudo ip link set dev <interface> down sudo ip ...


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I started my Linux journey with Ubuntu lucid, and currently use Arch. I've written a handful of Arch packages, and I'll say its far easier than writing Debian packages. But, I'd like to point out to @gentledevil that Arch does have a hooks system for packages, known as an install file. Basically, its named ${pkgname}.install, and contains a few functions ...


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Using unofficial install scripts and guides are typically a recipe for unhappiness under Arch Linux. As recommended by @jasonwryan, you should really just follow the Beginners' Guide on the ArchWiki. If you do not have access to another computer on which to keep the Wiki page open, you can actually install one of two packages which provide (fairly) ...


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It sound slike one of your systems is configured to treat the hardware clock as localtime, while the other one treats it as UTC. Ubuntu docs leave me to believe Ubuntu is UTC by default, so probably your Arch isn't. You can check and set this by checking if timedatectl status | grep local returns anything, and set Arch to use UTC by saying timedatectl ...


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dmenu doesn't have built in logging, but it is a very simple program and it is not difficult to have it log it's output to a file. First, determine where pacman has placed the dmenu files with pacman -Ql dmenu. You should get: dmenu /usr/ dmenu /usr/bin/ dmenu /usr/bin/dmenu dmenu /usr/bin/dmenu_path dmenu /usr/bin/dmenu_run ... You can then open ...


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The Archbang project don't have a central code repository, so it is difficult to establish what the current state is, however, it appears that there is an option in the Archbang ISO to bypass sections of the installer. This directory should have been removed in the script but, for whatever reason, in your case it failed to do that. You can remove the ...


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What you mean by GNOME auto starting is, most likely, actually gdm (GNOME Display Manager) which provides the login screen. Just disable the service to stop it from autostarting. Arch uses systemd, so you want to do: # systemctl disable gdm Reboot and gdm won't automatically start. You can then manually start it whenever you want with: # systemctl start ...


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For the most part, yes it is the same. The real differences you'll encounter when doing this as a host OS (compared to a client VM OS) is that VMs emulate very common hardware. If you real machine uses less common hardware you may need to install drivers which aren't usually needed in a VM. The other difference is going to be your hard drive setup. In a VM ...


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I want to be clear for both you and any other person who might happen upon this thread. What you want to do is not possible. Arch makes no secret of the fact that it expects you to administer your system. Part of that responsibility is being present for the update cycle. Now, there are steps of the update process that you can automate responsibly, but it ...


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The /home partition is useful if, for example, at one point you want to reinstall Arch or install another distribution, because thus you will save your personal settings, browser history, etc.


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If you want to disable completely the graphical session and boot into rescue mode edit the kernel line in grub at startup and add an s at the end of it. Alternatively you can also add systemd.unit=rescue to that line. See this thread To start gnome from commandline it depends on the login manager. If you have gdm for example try sudo gdm. If it's just ...


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Your question was a little lacking in details, so I can only answer part of your question. When you post the logs from your terminal, I can answer the rest. How can I force the db to be updated? Passing the -yy switch to pacman forces it to refresh the DBs from the internet, even if they're not out of date. Use e.g. pacman -Syyu to update your system ...


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libcurl does not support the rsync protocol. From the libcurl FAQ: Section 3.21 3.21 Protocol xxx not supported or disabled in libcurl When passing on a URL to curl to use, it may respond that the particular protocol is not supported or disabled. The particular way this error message is phrased is because curl doesn't make a distinction ...


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I have had this problem take a look here kaslnetwork.com/articles/making-ugly-fonts-pretty-in-arch-linux. P.S.: Adding as formal answer after confirmation from the asker.


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As with most things in Arch, there isn't a default time management tool set up; you can choose between several time synchronisation options. Give the RaspberryPi's lack of a RTC, I would suggest that you ensure that you use a tool that can store the last time to disk and then references that at boot time to pull the clock out of the dawn of UNIX time. ...


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I did some more research for you and here is what I found - the key to autocompletion is the bash command complete. You can print the rules for vim using: complete -p vim Likewise you can remove these specific rules with: complete -r vim This command resets it to defaults - the usual paths and file names completion without any extra logic. That's ...


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Bash by defaults autocompletes only path and file names. However the mechanism is extensible and bash can be taught to perform different autocompletion for different programs. For example for git it can autocomplete the sub-command names (clone, commit) and revisions instead of just pathnames. Sometimes it's handy, sometimes quite annoying - for example when ...


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The problem you are experiencing is because your system's hostname is changing. Originally your hostname was localhost, but after connecting it becomes localhost.localdomain. This can cause problems due to either of the following: 1. hostname resolution If the new hostname (localhost.localdomain) doesn't resolve properly, processes which use IP based ...


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Confirm that you've created a full restore disk. It could be simply a repair/boot disk. I recently created restore disks from my laptop (and I know they works as I've used them) and they came to 3 DVDs. With a Windows full restore disk set you'll completely overwrite the HDD (wiping your Arch install), reinstating your Windows and OEM partitions. That ...


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I would sum it up this way : the base procedure will be exactly the same, though the results may differ. Here's where you may find the most significant changes : Drives configuration : your physical drive does not use the same technology, and does not have the same properties (size, ...) as the virtual one. Still, partitioning, formatting and mounting are ...


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I was installing arch Linux over a previous Linux installation. Once I'd wiped the filesystem it all worked.


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You don't typically clear the journal yourself. That is managed by systemd itself and old logs are rotated out as new data comes in. The correct thing to do would be to schedule journald to only keep as much data as you are interested in. The most usual thing to adjust is the total disk space it is allowed to take up. Once it crosses this boundry it will ...


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You need to add a subnet mask when you add the IP address. Now the system will think the IP is a /32, which does not include the ip 192.168.178.5, therefore it's unreachable. To add the new IP address with a subnet mask: ip addr add 192.168.178.201/24 dev eth0


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Upgrade gcc-libs & it's dependencies (libtool & gcc) to most recent version and the issue will be solved. Or you can simply execute following command: sudo pacman -S libtool gcc gcc-libs


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You need to install the package lib32-openal for dota2 in addition to multilib-devel for steam. wiki


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Wayne's own answer is quite old by now. Arch has since switched to using systemd instead of init scripts. The Arch wiki's Avahi page has been updated and contains details on why the steps below are needed. In short: Avahi is a zeroconf tool, meaning itself needs no configuration to work once installed on all machines your LAN, but you must configure the rest ...



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