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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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Using cron.d in Arch

Till now I organized my non-crontab cron-jobs by cron.d in Debian-LAMP environment. My cron-jobs use me to upgrade CMSs containing my web applications. Here's how I do it from the beginning: #!/bin/...
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Arch: Some very-common PHP packages missing in repo

When I establish LAMP environments on Deiban I install some PHP extensions: apt install php-{cli,curl,mbstring,mcrypt,gd} From the above, besides php-gd, all packages are missing in Arch. What are ...
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Comparing two similar Arch packages

There are two Arch packages I consider to use; both of Mail Transfer Agents (MTAs): msmtp and opensmtpd. Both might be good for me as a substitute for the now deprecated in Arch ssmtp. Yet, I don't ...
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Arch: Is there any chance to use Apache all default for 2 or more virtual hosts?

I consider establishing an Arch based LAMP. From reading this document, it seems there is must configuration to be done just for Apache itself, not to mention MySQL and PHP. In Debian LAMP there's ...
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Arch Linux: What is the most common SMTP manager software? [on hold]

In Debian I use ssmtp to manage SMTP content but it's no longer available for Arch. I considered postfix but it seems to me an overkill to my simple needs (simple WordPress/Drupal/MediaWiki contact ...
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Arch Linux - Choppy Sound

It's a fresh install of Arch Linux with alsa installed and the sound is choppy ( this happens every 3-5 sec while playing music, over Youtube or over an Audio player ). It's onboard Realtek ALC887 on ...
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Arch ufw enabling

To enable UFW in Debian I do: ufw --force enable I understand from the Arch documentation that do so in Arch I should do instead: systemctl start ufw systemctl enable ufw By "enabling" I mean "...
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Geoclue2 insists that permission is forbidden

I am trying to get Redshift to work again. And it seems to fail because of geoclue2. Here's the weird thing. Until earlier today, it worked just fine, and geoclue was not updated since December (2.5....
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Apache/Nginx document root environment-variable

Apache/Nginx "default" document root path is usally /var/www/html but theoretically this could change tomorrow. Having a distro-default and communally-maintained environment variable for it (instead ...
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Speech Dispatcher failing to start on Arch Linux

I use pulseaudio on my system. I have installed the tts applications espeak and flite. Both of which work perfectly when called from the commandline, but fail to work when called via spd-say. I need ...
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Manjaro openbox: Different keyboard layout for each window

I'm using manjaro openbox Illyria 18.0.2-2018520 and looking for an option for different language per application/window. I didn't see any option in keyboard setting. How can i set this? similar ...
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i3bar failing with exit code 1

On i3 startup i3bar gives me Error: status_command exited unexpectedly (exit 1). Manual i3bar restart via killall i3bar; i3bar --bar_id=bar-0 works until next i3 restart. My .i3status.conf: general { ...
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Lightdm fails to start xsession

I switched from xfce4 to i3 a while ago. The first go through, everything worked fine. I then had to reinstall i3 for some reason, and I can no longer enter i3 through lightdm-gtk-greeter. I have to ...
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Transparent LXTerminal on LXDE

I've been trying to set transparent terminal background in lxterminal on Arch Linux but with no luck. Setting transparent background in preferences does nothing, so does setting transparent to 1 in ...
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access forbidden (403) for localhost/adminer with apache

By trying to get adminer running under archlinux, I got into this problem. When setting up apache for adminer and calling localhost/adminer either with firefox or opera, I receive code 403 (access ...
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Thunderbird 60 Manjaro (arch) tray

I use Manjaro (arch) and Thunderbird 60.4.0. Are there any add-ons or apps to show Thunderbird in tray (and unread message count)?
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Recovering from chown -R <user> /usr/bin [duplicate]

I ran chown -R <user> /usr/bin in arch thinking I could easily fix it if anything went wrong. Unfortunately, that has proven to be incorrect. As a result of this, startx won't run i3 ...
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Manjaro USB 3.0 transfer rate questionably slow

We have a fairly later(est) version of Manjaro linux xFCE, and we are trying to copy over 150 GB of data from a 1 terabyte HDD 5400 ROM to a Samsung external SSD T5 500 GB. It transfers at a whopping ...
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Arch Linux Realtek bluetooth controller not detected

Bluetoothctl is not detecting my realtek bluetooth controller. Output of ls /dev | grep hci vhci Output of dmesg | grep -i bluetooth [ 3.203531] usb 4-10: Product: Bluetooth Radio [ 3....
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How to install ssh2 php extension for ARCH linux? [closed]

I want to install the ssh package for php on ARCH linux.
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bluetooth intel not working

can't turn on bluetooth module in arch linux hp probook 430 g3 ID 8087:0a2a Intel Corp. % lsusb -t ...
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Can't access tty using Ctrl+Alt+F1,F2,F3 etc

Here is what I have tried: $ xev KeyRelease event, serial 43, synthetic NO, window 0x4a00001, root 0x1db, subw 0x0, time 23449801, (434,-234), root:(1305,244), state 0x1c, keycode 67 (keysym ...
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Pi Hole DNS not working after configuring Wireless Access Point on Arch Linux in Bridge Mode on Raspberry Pi

I'm experimenting with a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B (running arch linux) and its WLAN module. Until today I had Pi Hole running on it for my entire network. The Pi stands where we have very poor Wifi ...
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Running MongoDB as service on Arch Linux

I'm trying to get mongoDB run under Arch. However, I'm only able to start it as root or using systemctl with the default path. What I'm trying to do is to change the default data path from /data/db ...
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After update: boot loader cannot find devices anymore

After installing updates on my Arch Linux installation, the boot loader is unable to find the boot device anymore. It says something along the lines of "Waiting for /dev/disk/by-uuid/..." and ...
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How to connect to ethernet while installing arch linux?

I am trying to install arch-linux on my thinkpad following the installation wiki. I plugged in the ethernet cable, and the ip link command will show: enp8s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> ...
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Does KaOS distribution provide software manager to install any software?

KaOS which is based on arch-linux but since I'm familiar with debian so it would be so easy if distribution provides Software Manager. Does KaOS distribution provide Software Manager to install all ...
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Where can I find precompiled bootloader files (initramfs-linux.img)?

I need the boot files (initramfs-linux.img and vmlinuz-linux) from Arch 4.20-1 to fix a system. Is there a standard place where these can be found, or can they only be custom built? When I look in ...
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What substitutes Debian's ufw in Arch?

When I use Debian I install ufw then running the following code to unfilter my desired ports: ufw --force enable ufw allow 22,25,80,443 As I think to move to Arch Linux I'd like to ask what ...
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Is there a distro-agnostic configuration management software?

I don't want to label myself to specific configuration-manager modules like Ansible's apt module or yum module. Is there a distro-agnostic configuration management software, or at least one with ...
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MediaWiki automatic upgrades

I use latest MediaWiki (either on Arch Linux or Debian stable) in a personal project - I'm the only one who works on it, and I use MediaWiki in a core-only way (I don't install any extensions ...
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Function (FN) key has no output in xev

So neither of my function keys appear to be working on my Asus laptop running Arch Linux. They're definitely not broken but they don't produce any output in xev. Like it doesn't register a keypress or ...
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Arch vs Gentoo for creating a LAMPS infrastrcuture [closed]

I desire to establish a LAMPS environment (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHPMyAdmin, Ssmtp), on a remote machine that could have either Arch Linux or Gentoo. Orchestration, deployment and automatic upgrades ...
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How can I avoid my boot and kernel partitions getting out of sync?

I apparently screwed up my Arch Linux system by inadvertently updating the kernel, but not the boot partition. So, for example: pacman -Q linux -> results in 4.20.arch1-1 uname -a -> results ...
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System booting in VGA and giving “A start job is running…” errors [closed]

I have an arch linux system that is not booting properly. It starts in VGA mode with big text, which is unusual. Then, as it boots, it is giving multiple "A start job is runing..." errors. Also, ...
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(ArchLinux) Can't execute Mopidy-Spotify with ncmpcpp

I've just installed arch since couple of days and i've been trying to use ncmpcpp with my spotify account. I tried these tutorials: https://medium.com/@theos.space/using-mopidy-with-spotify-and-...
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Can I build from source using just the PKGBUILD file, or do I have to checkout the whole source tree?

I want to build Vim from source in Arch Linux to get various non-standard features in the resulting binary. I notice that the PKGBUILD file has URLs in it. Does this mean I can do the build with just ...
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ModemManager can't set the interface settings

I needed connect my 4g LTE modem to my linux. For this purpose I used mmcli and ModemManager. I was able to connect and get network configuration from mmcli, but unfortunately my system didn't ...
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How do I set up the locale configuration on Arch Linux [closed]

The Arch Linux wiki says to run locale -a and modify the file /etc/locale.gen as first steps to setting locale on an Arch Linux system. However, on my system locale -a results in errors and the file /...
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Does the devtools package include git?

In the Arch Linux standard packages, does devtools include git or do I need to install git separately? How can I figure out the answer to similar questions on my own?
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Linux shortcut to screenshot directly to clipboard (Arch linux, xclip, gnome-screenshot)

I'm trying to add a keyboard shortcut to be able to automatically screenshot an active window to the clipboard I'm trying this line of code right now gnome-screenshot -w | xclip -selection clipboard ...
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Fresh Arch install - Boot gets stuck at 'Loading initial ramdisk'

I'm trying to install Arch with LVM encryption on my HP Spectre x360. These are my installation notes. I tried doing it these three ways Using window's EFI part so here the EFI partition is ...
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pacman: <filename> exists in filesystem

When installing a package with pacman, I am seeing: error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) station: /usr/bin/station exists in filesystem How do I tell pacman to install the package ...
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What is the main shell that comes with Arch Linux? [duplicate]

What is the main shell that comes with Arch linux? I would bet it's Bash but I didn't find an answer neither in the Arch Linux Wiki article, nor in the Arch Linux homepage. People might say "just ...
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Pacman Hook: Passing Target to Hook-Script

Is it possible to pass the target variable to the hook script? Need it for kernel-module saving mechanism, when another kernel is updated (linux) instead of my running one (linux-hardened). [...
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How can I boot Arch Linux on VirtualBox straight into Terminal instead of my Gnome desktop?

I have a fresh install of Arch Linux that I am running on VirtualBox. However, I believe the problem is similar to the one in this thread. My Terminal is not opening (doing the same thing described ...
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Unable to get wireless interface to work on arch linux

I have installed Arch linux for the very first time. I'm dual booting Windows 10 alongside my new OS. I'm able to connet to the internet over my LAN (ethernet) and not over wifi. The wifi connection ...
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Xorg server failing to start Arch Linux

Xorg is failing to start. Here is the output from running xinit .xinitrc: [ 3242.982] (WW) Failed to open protocol names file lib/xorg/protocol.txt [ 3242.983] X.Org X Server 1.20.3 X Protocol ...
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BCM2046 Bluetooth not working on Arch Linux

Having installed Arch, I have now got down to the task of configuring it and getting all the hardware to work. I managed to get my WiFi working, but my Bluetooth still does not work. I have followed ...
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How to view the current keyboard layout on arch linux

I am not using any Desktop Environment (GNOME, KDE...) I am using i3wm and I mapped the alt-shift key to toggle fr,ara keyboard layouts I want to view (from terminal) the current layout to use it in ...