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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 tage for derivatives, such as Manjaro.

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How to remove the grey border in network manager applet

I'm using nm-applet in xfce, however it displays a grey border like the following: I tried to debug the panel by doing: gsettings set org.gtk.Settings.Debug enable-inspector-keybinding true xfce4-...
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Disconnected displays after recent update

I've googled for hours, but still can't start gui on displays Xorg.0.log [ 1546.586] (--) Log file renamed from "/var/log/Xorg.pid-1835.log" to "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" [ 1546.586] X.Org X Server 1....
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Tmux crashing tty_clamp_area

using tmux as my dev environment. I have a standard split with vim on top, a three panes bellow that, one running npm start, one running the nodejs backend and the other one for stuff like git status. ...
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amd-vi completion wait loop and other errors/messages in my attempt to install Arch Linux on blank SSD

Update: I burned the Arch ISO to a CD then tried booting from it, both in UEFI and legacy. Same type of result: I used dd to put this Arch ISO (Version 2019.05.02) on a USB stick, then attempted to ...
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Can't access internet connection for arch linux installation

My system: I Have 1024 megabytes of RAM, the processor is Intel Pentium(R) Dual-core CPU E5400 @2.70GHz 2.70GHz, manufacturer is biostar and the model is G31D-M7 and now I'm using windows 7 home ...
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SDDM not starting WM after login of NIS-User

I have a system setup to get its users via NIS/yp from our accounts-server. Logging in via tty is not a problem and works perfectly. From there, I can also run startx just fine, so the WM starts. ...
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Segregating storage on a custom linux os for Android phones

I want to make a custom OS for my phone simply for research and learning purposes, and i made a few goals for my project. But before i start building the OS i want to be absolutely sure that it is ...
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Arch - Gnome won't boot after disabling lightdm and enabling gdm

I was trying to find a way to lock my screen in Gnome, so I followed this forum, but when I rebooted Arch, I am stuck with a black screen and a cursor that doesn't move as shown here.
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Nginx Failing to Start

I run Arch Linux and when I run: sudo systemctl start nginx.service I get the following message in the journal: nginx.service - A high performance web server and a reverse proxy server Loaded: ...
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Why does vsftp return 530 incorrect login?

I started a vsftpd server on my arch linux desktop and then tried to log in to it using using my normal user. But I get "530 Login incorrect" when I attempt to log in: $ systemctl start vsftpd $ ...
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Searching man pages doesn't work

I've recently moved from Debian to Arch Linux, and I'm having some trouble with man pages. I can open them just fine, so a command like man printf brings me to the correct page, but if I run man -k ...
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ThinkPad touchpad and trackpoint do not work 90% of the time on Arch

The touchpad and trackpoint on my ThinkPad x250 had gained the habit of not working pretty much all of the time now. At first, it appeared to be that after sleep it stopped working, then it gradually ...
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Need a specific image viewer

After I create a folder with all the pictures I took I always have the same workflow: I enter the slideshow mode then for each picture I either remove, crop/rotate or do nothing. On Windows it is a ...
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Comparison Arch Linux Distribution [closed]

What did you think, what is the best linux in arch distributions
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Can we create Arch Linux packages from Debian packages securely? [duplicate]

I have made a very simple terminal game: https://github.com/Souravgoswami/t-hangman I have also created the Deb file. We surely can move the source code to /usr/bin/ directory and the word file to /...
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How can I use OverlayFS to “combine” multiple storage into one? Is this possible?

I've been looking into using OverlayFS. I'd like to be able to combine a bunch of already formatted, already containing data, hard drives. All hard drives are formatted with ext4. The goal is to ...
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NFS server won't start at boot/reboot on Arch Linux ARMv7

I've installed Arch Linux ARM on Raspberry Pi 3. Then installed nfs-utils to be able to mount my USB HDD on network. Started and enabled nfs-server service (systemctl start nfs-server && ...
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External Hard Drive detected but not listed on fdisk or lsblk

I've read another questions related to my issue, but nothing seems to fix mine. So I have an USB ext hard drive (2TB Transcend) that I'm trying to plug it in. It works before like I can use the hard ...
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ping: google.com: Name or service not known

I am on Arch Linux for Raspberry pi. Suddenly: I am unable to ping to a website. I am unable to access a website from the browser. I have two more computers (all running Arch Linux) connected to the ...
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Addressing USB-Stick by UUID as kernel parameter in grub.cfg

I'm using Arch Linux and setting up an USB-Stick as decryption key for my luks-encrypted root partition (boot is unencrypted). I described it already in this question. Now, the key, that's used for ...
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Using space before 1st partition of USB-Stick as luks key

I'm using arch linux with an encrypted luks root partition (boot unencrypted), with a passphrase yet. Now I have a keyfile (3072 bytes), that's written to USB-Stick this way: sudo dd if=tempKeyFile....
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nginx fails to start at boot, but start well afterward

On Archlinux, I'm running a nginx server managed by systemd. The nginx unit is enabled in systemd so it should start at boot. But after each reboot, it fails to start with the following error: ➜ ~ ...
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Ping succeeds on both URL and DNS, cURL fails

I recently moved back from college where I built my Arch PC, I have to use a wpa2 connection now, however, ever since I've connected to it I've been unable to use my web browser. If I ping Google.com ...
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Bluetooth Speaker not recognized via USB

I want to update the firmware of my Anker Soundcore 2 Bluetooth speaker. The required software can be downloaded from: https://www.anker.com/update-firmware As the software is not available for Linux,...
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Unable to run command at boot with xinitrc

I am using Arch through WSL and I am trying to make a command run when I boot by editing the /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc. Here are its contents: !/bin/sh userresources=$HOME/.Xresources usermodmap=$HOME/....
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WiFi only works AFTER suspend on Antergos

I recently swapped the SSD from my old Thinkpad W520 that stopped working into my new Thinkpad T540p. I was just curious what would happen so I let it boot up and it works almost perfectly. However, ...
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DKMS module uninstallable/ghost

I install wifi dkms module, remove the package, then install it back again since I can't modprobe -r it, and after reinstalling it, I still can't, all the while wifi works. To be clear, I've ...
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Install NVIDIA driver for Manjaro 18

hardware setting: 1050 Ti $ inxi -G Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 driver: i915 v: kernel Device-2: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti] driver: nouveau v: kernel ...
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How to install yay from a live USB key?

I know how to install yay: git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay.git cd yay makepkg -si What I want to do is to install it from my live USB installer. I have indeed created my own archiso, with ...
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JAVA_HOME environment variable in arch Linux

Since arch have this native script archlinux-java which manages multiple java environments on the same system, do we still need to update the JAVA_HOME environment variable ? like JAVA_HOME=/use/...
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`syslog` spammed by `dbus-daemon`, claims that unit `tracker-extract.service` is masked

[5.0.9-arch1-1-ARCH with gnome-desktop 3.32.1.2-1 and tracker 2.2.1] This is a follow-up on a previous answered question, where I unmasked the tracker-store.service, which was spamming my syslog at ...
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firefox extensions in the repository: what is the reason/purpose?

What is the reason why to package (thus spend time and resources) Firefox extensions in the Arch Linux repository[1] ? Honestly I can see only one good reason: the kiosk case, where everything except ...
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Cannot start X in virtualbox

I have started to create my own archiso because installing arch is fun, but automating it is even funnier ;-). Before actually using it on my computer to do a fresh installation, I'm testing it on ...
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why does exec env -i /bin/bash in .bash_profile go to background and exit when logging in via su - on arch?

I am following the LFS book and trying to get a clean shell using the following .bash_profile in arch (bash 5): exec env -i HOME=$HOME TERM=$TERM PS1='\u:\w\$ ' /bin/bash What this usually does is ...
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script that runs when an interface appears (not neecssarily goes up)

I have an usb network interface, that appears when I insert an usb key, or sometimes, the usb key is already inserted when I boot my raspberry pi. The usual solution to this problem is to add an udev ...
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How to use nmcli to always connect to vpn when using certain wifi?

So using nm-applet its quite easy to save vpn connection and username+password of the connection and then automatically connect to it when using certain wi-fi connection. So it will always ...
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Create dualboot from existing Windows and Linux

It so happens that I came to a point where I have two separate 120GB drives, one with Windows 10 and another with ArchLinux. They are working great, but at the time I can only choose one of them is ...
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What can I do to fix occasional lagging of terminal emulator?

My terminal emulators are lagging occasionally. It's not heavy a lag. May be once in 20-30 mins( I think). The terminal becomes unresponsive and all the characters I typed during lag appears suddenly. ...
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I'm trying to run build compton-conf but it's telling me “no targets specified and no makefile found. stop.”

I'm trying to build compton-conf, but I keep getting that in the title. I'm running Arch Linux. I'm new to Linux but I build a couple programs before I didn't get any errors. ls into the directory ...
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Need to rebuild xmobar every time I restart

I am running xmobar together with xmonad on arch linux (I have installed the xmobar-alsa version from the AUR). I often have my laptop running without rebooting. However, if I try to restart xmobar or ...
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Can't install guest additions to virtualbox - An unauthorized request

I installed a new virtual machine yesterday. Previously, I download the guest addition iso from https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/, from within virtual box. And then mount the iso and run ...
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Ctrl, Alt, and Super behave like Left Shift and I fixed it in a strange way

I use Arch Linux. I have Qumo Axe keyboard which as it turned out works only on Windows. On Linux, the bottom row keys (Ctrl, Alt, Super) behave like Left Shift, I tried to install drivers which I ...
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Hibernate Arch GNU/Linux (without modifying the bootloader)

I have a machine duel-booting Ubuntu and Arch. After running update-grub on Ubuntu, Arch has been added to Ubuntu's GRUB bootloader, allowing me to choose which distro I want to boot into. That said, ...
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Gnome-desktop's 'tracker' spams syslog at boot

[5.0.9-arch1-1-ARCH with gnome-desktop 3.32.1.2-1 and tracker 2.2.1] My syslog at boot ($ sudo journalctl -b) is being spammed by messages about tracker-miner not being able to execute sparql along ...
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Electron-based applicatons giving blank screen on Manjaro

I recently installed a fresh copy of Manjaro Architect and didn't change too much in the setup. I'm using the i3 window manager and the Linux 41.9 LTS kernel. When trying to set up my usual programs, ...
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Arch: Is yaourt deprecated?

I came across this article saying that yaourt is deprecated. I wanted to look up more information about that on Arch Wiki, but found that yaourt is not listed on the list of AUR helpers, which is ...
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Can't resume from suspend. What can I do to fix it?

I'm using Arch linux. If I execute systemctl suspend from any tty I can resume without any issue. While using i3, systemctl suspend is causing problem while resuming. I get a message saying do_IRQ: 0....
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Arch Linux Installation - GPG Errors and Unrecognized Archive Format

I got a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 and have been trying to boot Arch from an ISO that I burned onto a 4 GB USB stick. The ISO image is burned correctly and is not corrupted. The partition created on my SSD ...
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D-Bus error when starting Xorg

I did a fresh install of Arch Linux where I want to run DWM through X. This worked fine on my old installation, so I guess there is something I am missing. After I copied the global xinitrc over to ...
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