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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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Dropped into Arch emergency shell, incorrect FSTAB causes mounting issues, keyboard does not work, installing Arch onto a USB key using QEMU

This is my first time trying to install Arch so my apologies if I don't understand your answer. Here is my problem. I am using the QEMU emulator (x86_64) to install Archlinux on a 128GB Samsung USB ...
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arch linux udev script trigger

I am looking for some support with an issue I have come across today. What I am trying to do: I am trying to use udev rules to trigger a python script which does multiple things including making a ...
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How to determine whether the wireless adapter in my computer is configured for IPv6?

After some correspondence my ISP flipped some switch to enable the router to get what the router calls a "Default IPv6 Gateway." My Ethernet-connected PC can now use IPv6 without issue: $ ping -q -c ...
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Launching Firefox from application launcher with “TZ=UTC” stopped working

I had a launcher for firefox with command TZ=UTC firefox. Suddenly it stopped working, I think after I did pacman -Syu (I only clicked again much later so it could be something else). I am using arch ...
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Gnome Tweaks on Manjaro does not launch

I am running Manjaro Gnome on Surface Pro 3 and lately, I'm no longer able to launch the Gnome Tweaks application. I have looked at other posts with the same problem and for other people, it was due ...
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How to properly solve “git-gui: command not found” on Arch Linux?

The Arch Linux git package installs git-gui under /usr/lib/git-core/. This means git-gui cannot be launched directly from the terminal without specifying the full path: $ git-gui bash: git-gui: ...
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“Required key not available” error when trying to load signed module

I made a module and compiled it with make modules_install. I ran these commands following this gist: openssl req -new -x509 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout MOK.priv -outform DER -out MOK.der -nodes -subj "...
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Installing Arch onto a USB key from QEMU emulation, but all efivar files missing

I am really new to this, and I tried to install archlinux (from the official Arch ISO: here) onto a 128GB USB 3.1 Samsung key (this one) using the x86 emulator QEMU on MacOS. I finished installing ...
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GTK3 gsettings usage

As background: Electronics engineer, follow suckless philosophy (where posible), no knowledge about X and and any kind of toolkits (GTK or Qt), using arch linux, cannot stand GNOME. It bothers me that ...
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SysVinit service wrapper for systemd on arch linux

I'm using Arch Linux and I'd like to use Cisco AnyConnect out of the box. Cisco AnyConnect is delivered as SysVinit service. The installation fails because directories like /etc/rc.d are missing. I ...
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Script variable to execute default terminal

How do I open the default terminal emulator in a bash script? For example I want my wine game to launch inside whatever terminal emulator is set as default, hence providing me with a debug interface. ...
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Help - chromium display frozen but the app keeps working

I am new to Manjaro and Arch. Recently I started running into an issue that I don't know how to solve. The Issue The chromium and skypeforlinux windows freeze, but the apps keep running. For example ...
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“Filename” vs “Filename-git”

What is the meaning of files that end in -git? For example, I searched in a Terminal for "xcb-imdkit" then pressed tab. xcb-imdkit comes up, as well as "xcb-imdkit-git".
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Unable to get wifi adapter to work/install on arch linux [closed]

I have tried installing this driver in arch linux (rtl8821AU - https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git) that is in AUR and still no go. They (Wise-Tiger) have stand alone ...
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Font not showing when I run fc-list[arch]

[wasiim@wasiim-PC fonts]$ ls adobe-source-code-pro encodings noto ttf-linux-libertine util cantarell gsfonts TTF ttf-tahoma [wasiim@wasiim-PC fonts]$ ls TTF fonts.dir fonts....
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Cannot create a btrfs on 2 disks

I'm trying to create a btrfs file system on 2 disks but it shows an error: $ sudo mkfs.btrfs -d single /dev/sda1 /dev/sde1 ...
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How can I reduce failed login delay in Arch Linux with KDE?

I tried some /etc/pam.d modification and succeeded in reducing tty login delay. But in lockscreen it always takes 2 seconds delay with failed login. How can I reduce this? There was a possible ...
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archlinux - how to get the Installed size of packages with pacman search

Sometimes when I want to discover a new software to use I have to compare between multiple packages. One of the important factors for me is the package size since I often tend to use light packages ...
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archlinux - How to get the package stats(usage counts) from command line?

Is there any command line interface to the archlinux package usage statistics? I looked ant pkgstats and couldn't find any such option. I would like to have something like this: $ statpkg kitty 1392:...
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Can't seem to use “su” in Arch Linux

I installed Arch Linux through the Zen installer, simply because I felt lazy. During the installation, the setup wizard asked me for a root password, and I never entered one, thinking it would use my ...
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Installing a video card switcher

I tried to install using the documentation found here (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bumblebee), but when running: optirun glxgears -info I get this output: [ 309.531594] [ERROR]Cannot ...
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GLIBC_2.29 can not be found for avrdude even after downloading it

I have a bit of a struggle with using avrdude to flash my microcontroller. It dependends of libm.so.6 GLIBC_2.29 which it cannot find. It looks under /usr/lib/libm.so.6 where this file does actually ...
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Can I backup my arch build externally?

I've recently installed arch Linux and I am loving it. However I really want to somehow install the exact same build on a different computer. AND/OR create a backup of my build. Preferably the backup ...
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Why do I need to partition?

I am currently running Ubuntu 19.04 on my Surface Pro 3 and I have decided to move onto Arch Linux. Reading each installation guide, I keep coming across "partitioning" and I want to know why. What ...
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fluxgui won't allow me to enter zip code information

I ran yay -S fluxgui and successfully installed version 1.1.10-1 of the package. But when I run fluxgui from the command line, two windows pop up, one with this message: The f.lux indicator applet ...
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Disk space full after Timeshift

OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64 DE: GNOME / : Samsung SSD 850 evo 120GB I recently restored my OS using a Timeshift backup. After completion, my disk got full with only 4GB of free space. Before the ...
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Window 10 not appearing on GRUB after fresh Arch install

I have a computer with two SSDs, one with Windows 10 and another with Arch, freshly installed. When I boot up and get to the Grub menu, the only options available are for Arch and Advanced Setup for ...
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python written AUR helper should not lock packages for root access

I am writing a AUR helper in Python. It should download an AUR package and install it via makepkg and pacman -U <package>. I am encountering a problem here that prevents me to use makepkg: ==&...
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Virtualbox guest additions on Ubuntu host and Manjaro guest

I've installed Manjaro in a guest VM on an Ubuntu 18.10 host, but I cannot make the guest additions work in my Manjaro guest. I've installed kernel 5.1.1-2 in Manjaro, and the output of uname -r is: ...
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No wireless extensions arch linux

I am having a problem with configuring wifi on Arch. There are completely no wireless extensions. When I run iwconfig the result is: lo no wireless extensions eno1 no wireless extensions ...
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Monitor randomly turns off when I do something in fullscreen

I'm using Arch Linux. Here's the problem -- when I do something in fullscreen (e.g. watching a video, or playing a game) my monitor randomly turns off for a second or so and turns on again. There are ...
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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 2019-05-21 19:37 EST: My motherboard is on the latest BIOS available, released 2019-03-06, but still has the install problems described below. Update: I burned the Arch ISO to a CD then tried ...
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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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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....