Questions tagged [arch-linux]

Arch Linux is a simple, lightweight, rolling Linux distribution aimed at keeping things simple. Use this tag for questions specific to Arch Linux. Do NOT use this tag for derivatives, such as Manjaro.

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Switching keyboard layouts

END GOAL I use Arch Linux with bspwm as my window manager and sxhkd as a hotkey daemon. I want to map a certain key combination in my sxhkdrc so that it shuffles through different keyboard layouts. ...
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pulseaudio has problems with input and output sound in Linux Arch

My system seems to be having problems with Pulse Voice after updating archlinux. I am using "gnome 42" and the sound works well when the "gdm" environment is raised when logging in....
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CodeLLDB for VSCode not working with remote gdbserver

I'm currently trying to set up remote debugging on a Raspberry Pi using the CodeLLDB plugin for Visual Studio Code and gdbserver. Unfortunately this doesn't seem to work, since every breakpoint I set ...
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How to enable USB ethernet in Arch Linux?

I have a TD-LTE wireless terminal which can be used as a external 4G network adapter. It is connected to computer through USB. When I'm using Debian 11, it can provide USB ethernet well. However, ...
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Gnome Bluetooth not detecting devices -- Arch Linux

I have GNOME installed on my Arch Linux which is dual booted with a Windows 11 OS. Problem: Gnome bluetooth turns on/off but does not detect devices. Screenshots: When its OFF: When its ON: Its not ...
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Bluetooth headset unable to connect: org.bluez.Error.Failed br-connection-profile-unavailable

Trying to connect some wireless headphones to my laptop. They worked a couple days ago then stopped and I cant figure out why. Before that it would work for a few days then stop until I rebooted or ...
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rEFInd Boot Manager not loading (Arch Linux installation)

I'm trying to install rEFInd as my Arch Linux bootloader, but I can't get the boot manager to start. I'm installing it from an Arch Linux live installation, booted from USB installation media. I've ...
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PDF reader with thumbnail preview in the opening dialog

Situation: I download lots of PDFs which have unhelpful file names, such as arXiv papers (thanks, 1807.03042.pdf). I'm often reading one of them in Okular and want to switch to another, say just to ...
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do i have less packages available on Gentoo or LFS [closed]

I am currently using arch linux. i am thinking about moving to gentoo or lfs but i am not sure. i feel like the application available on this distros are limited and there isn't much guides comparing ...
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$ firefox /usr/lib/firefox/firefox: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.30' not found (required by /usr/lib/firefox/firefox)

Getting error on Manjaro after upgrading firefox: $ firefox /usr/lib/firefox/firefox: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.30' not found (required by /usr/lib/firefox/firefox) $ sudo pacman ...
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Connecting To a WiFi with dynamic IP and Ethernet Cable with Static IP in Arch Linux and Maintaining Internet

So let me preface this question by stating that I am not so well versed in the linux ways hence simple explanations are appreciated. On to the question at hand. Question I am currently running an ...
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Replacing Lubuntu in a Lubuntu-Windows dual boot with Arch Linux

So, presently I have Lubuntu installed in dual boot with Windows but I wish to change the Lubuntu partition to Arch Linux. So I found this article on the Arch Linux Wiki which details that. However, ...
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How do I resolve missing aur libraries in arch linux?

-> Missing AUR Packages: kalarmcal -> Missing AUR Debug Packages: libkipi-debug How do I resolve this in Arch?
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Audio issues - noise when playing any sort of sounds, even when volume is at 0%

Edit: It looks like it also happens with normal speakers, I just can't hear it unless I get close to them I've had this problem occur on every single distro that I tried. I have a realtek sound card ...
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How to prevent broken dependencies on own packages?

Two nights ago I compiled Calamares. The next morning, when trying to run it, I got: /usr/bin/calamares: error while loading shared libraries: libkpmcore.so.11: cannot open shared object file: No ...
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Virt-manager "Unable to complete install: 'Requested operation is not valid: network 'default' is not active'"

I have just instaled virt-manager on Arch Linux, I've gone through all of the steps of creating a VM, but when I click on "Finish" on step 5/5 I get two pop-up dialogs: Unable to complete ...
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How to create a linux distro that clones mac os x snow leopard [closed]

I would like to make a linux distro that basically copies (within legal reason) mac os x snow leopard in almost every way possible and give it a funny knockoff name and logo. It should copy the look ...
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Characters do not display properly in terminal (st)

When typing German umlauts (ä,ö,ü) into the terminal (I am using st on Arch Linux, $XTERM is st-256color), it displays only <ffffffff>. Locale seems to be set properly. Output of locale is ...
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My KDE menu bar disappeared

My KDE menu bar was fine. Then I connected an external display to my laptop, and everything was still fine, with the bar moved to the bigger display. Then, after disconnecting the external display, I ...
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vscode doesn't start on Archlinux after update

I have Archlinux with Erbium (node v12.22.12) node package and installed vscode via yay (visual-studio-code-bin). Everything was working until version visual-studio-code-bin-1.66.2-1-x86_64 now there ...
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Custom Qtile Widget Output Rendering out of Position on Bar

I have a Qtile wm setup on a vanilla Arch install. As my laptop is old, I want to monitor the fan speed, so I created this simple widget: widget.GenPollText(update_interval=1, func=lambda: subprocess....
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status=203/EXEC with systemd and RootDirectory=/RootImage=

I am trying to create a simple systemd service that uses a Golang app and RootDirectory=/ but it always fails with status=203/EXEC /usr/bin/app: No such file or directory. The unit file looks like ...
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How do I see what PID is accepting keys pressed

I'm currently troubleshooting media keys on my keyboard, I've already confirms that the keys are working and definitely sending input to the OS, however this still does not send any input to media in ...
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Gnome Settings is crashing after cancelling

Each time I go to settings in Gnome, and do something, then change my mind or want to leave without saving, clicking on Cancel, I get the message "settings is not responding", with Force ...
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unplugged hdd, now boots to windows instead of refind

I have an SSD that I wanted Windows on, so I could either dual boot with Arch Linux on my HDD or use the SSD in a VM. I had refind with Windows 10, and Arch Linux installed. I disconnected the power ...
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Accidentally formatted the EFi partition with windows when installing arch [duplicate]

I was trying to dual boot arch linux with windows 11. But I accidentally formatted the windows EFI partition and used it as the EFI partition for arch. Right now I can boot into arch linux but not ...
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"Could not find MDB Tools, which are required to build gmdb2" on Arch Linux

I'm trying to install gmdb2 from the AUR repo using yay on Arch Linux, and I've already installed mdbtools: yay -S gmdb2 I'm encountering the following error: configure: error: Could not find MDB ...
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Why did chown mess up my sudo.conf?

My machine has 2 NVMe drives. During install, I loaded everything onto one of them and left the 2nd one untouched. I figured this would be a good way to learn about mounting drives after install. So I ...
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find a string in every line of a file then replace another string on the same line using bash

here is my script : #! /bin/bash # C-band Edit dqt='"' str5="polarization=${dqt}2${dqt}" for x in {3600..4200} do; sed -i "/$str5.*$x/s/$x/$((x-600))/" satellites.xml ...
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Problems getting gr-osmosdr-git to import the correct version of libgnuradio-runtime

I usually don't ask questions because I find if you search enough you can find the answer, but this one has me stumped. I am using Arch linux and was trying to upgrade from the pacman version to ...
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WD15 dock incompatible with Arch Linux laptop

I've got a WD15 dock and a Dell laptop running Arch Linux. I inserted two monitors' HDMI plugs into the dock and plugged the dock's USB-C cable into my laptop. The laptop display outputs correctly to ...
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opening default path for root user

It may be trivial what I say, but I need to change the default opening path that OH My ZSH has. since no matter where I preposition myself in a file path (example: /home/username/Downloads/owt), when ...
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Networkmanager is populating resolv.conf with incorrect information and I can't override

NetworkManager always sets my DNS server in /etc/resolv.conf to be 192.168.1.1 even though my router address is 192.168.18.1. Manually setting it to the latter works, but is overwritten constantly ...
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SSH_AUTH_SOCK set to wrong value after login but there is nothing that sets it explicitly

I am using KDE on Arch Linux and I am trying to run gpg-agent in ssh-agent emulation mode as described here. I created env file ~/.config/environment.d/80_gpg_agent.conf for systemd-environmentd-...
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Automatically execute `nix-user-chroot` when I start a terminal session (Steam Deck)

I am running Arch Linux on the Steam Deck. Steam Deck has a read only root file system which forces you to use Flatpak, or else to make the file system writable at the expense of wiping out, say, ...
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Unlinked libc.so.6

I unlinked libc.so.6 by running $ sudo unlink /usr/lib/libc.so.6 To fix it, I booted ubuntu on an usb stick and tried to link it again. The problem is I don't know the version of libc and can't file ...
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Error when booting removable arch install

I have installed Arch Linux on an external HDD, and when I try booting into through grub which was installed on my pc through EndeavourOS it gives error: no such device: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx(UUID for my ...
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Gnome 42 on Arch. GUI stalling and Journal is filled with messages : unable to create file '/run/user/1000/dconf/user' 'too many open files'

Recently updated to Gnome 42. GUI has become unstable, will lock up after a few hours and journalctl is filled with this error message, which I am unable to find results for: unable to create file '/...
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NordVPN on Arch Linux Limited Connectivity

I am using the NordVPN-bin package from AUR on my Arch Linux system (Manjaro KDE Plasma). Connecting etc works just fine, but after I connected to the services I always get the notification: "...
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Set efivar SystemAudiVolume in Linux from recovery mode in MacOs

I tried getting rid of the anoying startup sound in linux like described in this answer from the MacOs recovery mode. After setting nvram SystemAudioVolume=%00 I rebooted the system and logged into my ...
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NVMe Arch Linux Dual Boot w/ Windows 10

I am installing Arch on my PC with Windows 10 as a dual boot. Windows 10 has a 120GB NVMe drive as the boot drive (C drive), along with a 2TB HDD. I have a completely separate 1TB NVMe drive that I am ...
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kded taking up X client connections?

So I came up against this error: Can't start applications due to "Maximum number of clients reached" error How can I diagnose/debug "maximum number of clients reached" X errors? ...
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Some zsh keybinds no longer work after reboot

After rebooting I've encountered this strange issue where some zsh keybinds like CTRL-A and CTRL-E don't work, instead printing ^A and ^E respectively. Other keybindings like CTRL-U work fine. I'm ...
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How to set an uninstalled package as installed in pacman?

I want to set two packages that I (stupidly) installed without using pacman as installed, so I don't have to bother uninstalling them and reinstalling through pacman.
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Openbox - query window width and position within a keybind action

I'm trying to configure a keybind in Openbox that performs different actions depending on the active window's width and it's position on the screen. These can be relative values like "50%". ...
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No default controller available Bluetooth Arch Linux

Information My Bluetooth was working fine yesterday, but when I updated all of my packages with yay, my Bluetooth won't connect. Today, I ran: sudo pacman -Syu yay -Syu Now my Bluetooth won't connect....
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HyperX Alloy Elite 2 keyboard RGB issue

I just bought the keyboard in the title. As in all Linux distros it works great without any drivers. Unfortunately as in all Linux distros there's no software to configure the RGB lighting. I tried ...
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No sound after connecting to Bluetooth Device (wf-1000xm3)

Bluetoothctl shows my WF-1000xm3 ear phones connected. But, the earphones do not give the accoustic feedback 'bluetooth connected' and also sound does not work. Below is the output of bluetoothctl. $ ...
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is it possible use 1 drive for 2 os for flatpack

I have 2 linux both arch, but on a different drives. Yes, it has a different kernel. My plan is to install/move the flatpack folder to a shared drive. is it possible? any suggestion/thought?
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Kmail won't remember SMTP password

I have KMail configured to remember my password for both IMAP and SMTP. When receiving mail, I don't have any issues. However, every time I send, it prompts me to enter my password, even though "...
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