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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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Resetting bluetooth on Archlinux

Sometimes it happens that my bluetooth mouse gets disconnected from my laptop. Switching off/on the mouse doesn't help. Switching off/on my laptop bluetooth doesn't help either. Not even systemctl ...
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Arch Linux 64 bit - Will not wake from pm-suspend

Alright, I've been messing with this off and on for the past few months. pm-suspend used to work fine; I recently upgraded most of my hardware, and even then it worked fine. At some point there must ...
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Virtualization (KVM) and excessive cached RAM

I've set up a virtual machine through KVM-libvirt (virt-manager) with Windows 10 on it and I'm getting an odd behavior on the host side. I'm running a 64bit Arch host with 24GB of RAM, 12 of which are ...
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Failed unmounting /home during shutdown arch linux

I've installed arch on my system multiple times and everything has worked fine, but since last installation I've been seeing messages : Failed unmounting /home. and Failed unmounting /run/user/1000. ...
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Touchscreen is being recognized as a mouse in Arch Linux--how can I enable multi-touch with it and get it recognized as a touch screen?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 11" convertible laptop, and it has a touch screen that xinput tells me is: > xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ ...
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Netboot error: Invalid kernel argument

I'm trying to install Arch using the Netboot Live System following these steps: Install Syslinux on a SD card according to its wiki. Copy the iPXE kernel image to the SD card. Create an syslinux.cfg ...
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After recent update of Arch linux, GDM login screen is missing text

This is an Arch install with Cinnamon DE and GDM. I am still able to login at the screen but the text on the screen is mostly missing. What I mean is that there are two buttons that appear and the ...
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Second monitor not working under Gnome (using Wayland)

I installed Arch Linux 4.15.9-1-ARCH on a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7577) laptop that comes with and (1) an integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 (Kaby Lake GT2) GPU and (2) a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 ...
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How to update an Arch Linux PKGBUILD file for new version (printer driver)?

I want to install the CUPS driver for the Brother QL-1060N label printer on Arch Linux. Fortunately, there is an AUR package available. (Arch is amazing.) However, the AUR package is a bit out of ...
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Incorrect automatic time zone

I've noticed that the automatic time zone detection functionality of my GNOME 3 (Arch Linux) is not working correctly. My actual time zone is PST (UTC-08), but if I toggle on the "Automatic Time Zone" ...
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A USB stick isn't visible anywhere but in dmesg

I'm plugging in a usb stick and isn't not getting mounted and kind of invisible. $ sudo lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 178.9G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 256M 0 ...
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Do not show volumes as safely removable for system drive installed in external USB enclosure

I have up-to-date Arch Linux with KDE Plasma installed on SSD inside external USB enclosure. The problem is that the volumes of this drive are displayed in system tray with options to safely remove ...
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Black screen after booting in UEFI installation of Arch Linux

My laptop is Asus K53SV, you can find its specification here. I tried to install Arch Linux with UEFI boot method, and I stuck at a black screen after press Arch Linux archiso x86_64 UEFI CD. ...
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Mirroring and expanding display on Arch with xfce -Display Settings

I have 3 monitors plugged into my PC. I want to have one primary display one expanded display and the third one should be mirrored from the primary display. Is there a way to solve this on xfce?
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Gnome finds no audio devices

I've installed ArchLinux on a Dell XPS 15 L521X. For some reason when Gnome boots it finds no audio devices. If I switch to a virtual terminal and use the terminal based music player cmus to play ...
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How can I remap mouse buttons to modifier keys?

I have a fairly standard Logitech M510 wireless mouse with the three regular buttons, forward and back buttons, and scrolling and sidescrolling. The forward and back buttons are worse than useless ...
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How to install a Ruby gem on Arch Linux using Puppet?

I've got the following: class travis_linter { include shell package { 'travis-lint': ensure => latest, provider => gem, } } When I try to test it, however, I get the following ...
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systemd: network-online.target is reached before network.target

I observed the following in the Archlinux installation ISO: There is a systemd target definition in /usr/lib/systemd/system/network-online.target containing: [Unit] Description=Network is Online ...
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No sound on detected headphones (arch)

alsamixer and pavucontrol shows everything is detected and unmuted. The speaker on my Laptop are working, only the headphones are detected and on mute or unmute I hear a short crack and nothing ...
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UDEV-Rule to mount USB-Stick / execute script

I have a problem with an udev-rule. i simply want to mount a usb stick when it is plugged in. the rule correctly executes a script which mkdir the mount point and then calls mount. everything seems to ...
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chromeos - failed to read partition table

I am trying to install archlinux natively on my chromebook. I am following the instructions here, however when I try to create a new disk label for GPT localhost ~ # parted /dev/mmcblk1 mklabel gpt ...
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Convert pacman package to deb or rpm?

Given a pacman package (.pkg.tar.xz), is there a tool to convert it to a deb or rpm package? In other words, I'm looking for an equivalent to alien. So far, I got the impression that such a tool does ...
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Replace webcam transmission with an image from the hard drive

I'm working with an Android app installed in my Arch Linux using the emulator Genymotion. This app is not mine and I have not access to the source code, I'm just working with it. In some part of the ...
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Arch Linux problem: What is causing the black screen problem when logging into Cinnamon?

I first posted this in February, but I'm making the problem clearer because I had no responses in 6 months, and the problem still exists. My Arch boots to the terminal. I login as root. I start ...
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How to set up AMD Cayman/Antilles HDMI Audio (Radeon HD 6900 series)?

I've got an AMD Radeon HD 6950 card: $ lspci | grep AMD 03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cayman PRO [Radeon HD 6950] 03:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro ...
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XFCE - Blank text in terminal

I've just performed a fresh install of Arch Linux on my laptop (ThinkPad A485, though that's probably not relevant here), and installed XFCE4. Everything seems to be working with the exception of one ...
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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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Audio Port: ASoC: no backend DAIs enabled for Audio Port

I have installed Arch Linux (x86-64) on a tabled, which is Chuwi Hi12. I have downloaded this sound codec specific for this tabled here: https://github.com/kernins/linux-chwhi12/tree/master/sound/soc/...
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How to create a Debian sid chroot from Arch Linux?

I would like to create a Debian sid chroot from my Arch Linux system. I have installed debootstrap from the community repository with pacman. Then I ran: # debootstrap sid $MY_CHROOT http://debian....
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Force Arch boot to specific GPU

Arch Linux - kernel 4.13.12-1 (x64) Bootloader - Grub 2 Window Manager: I3-wm. Gpus: AMD 570 (Passthrough), 1080Ti(Passthrough), 1050TI (Host) Misc: Dual-Monitor I have three GPUs in my machine, ...
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Issue with starting GNOME

I am currently running Arch kernel 4.13.12-1 and I am unable to login to GNOME. After I select the user and type the password the desktop fails to load. Instead I come to a textured grey screen and I ...
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3D Graphics Support on a Radeon 6870 for steam gaming

I'm running Arch Linux and I'm trying to get a Radeon HD 6870 setup for gaming on Steam, specifically for Windows games such as Skyrim and Dark Souls 3 using Wine. I've done this on a desktop with ...
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Hardware video acceleration in VLC

I have not been able to get VLC to use VA-API on my machine and it's driving me insane! I'm running Arch Linux on a ASUS ZenBook UX305CA with Integrated Intel HD Graphics 515. I have installed libva-...
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Linux: Creating Network Bridge Drops NIC speed to 100MB/s instead of 1000MB/s

I am running Arch Linux 64 bit on my desktop. I use Virt-manager to run a windows guest. My host has two NICs, both are Gigabit, both get gigabit speeds when dedicated to only the host. Whenever I ...
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How to hidepid on Arch Linux manually?

I have reinstalled Arch Linux to find that the package which used to be available called hidepid no longer exists, so I have to do this manually, but as I am still relatively new to Arch, I am not ...
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Why does HDMI cut off randomly for a couple seconds?

The setup: I've got an NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti run by nvidia-dkms 378.13-5 using modeline 3840x2160 60.00*+ 59.94 50.00 29.97 25.00 23.98 on an up-to-date Arch Linux. This is connected via HDMI to a TV ...
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No internet after sleep; “no ipv6 routers available”

I'm unable to connect to the internet after I resume from suspend to ram. The problem appeared after I fixed resuming from suspend to disk following this answer. I'm using netctl where the error is ...
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Mount windows 7 boot partition via. arch linux

I was just installing arch linux on my pc, besides windows 7. Accidentally I unmounted the boot partition of windows and tried to mount it again with the command "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt" (sda1 = windows ...
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How to use Dvorak keyboard layout in GRUB2 LUKS passphrase prompt?

I've tried to piece together how to do this from various sources. First approach, based on 1 and 2: $ grep ^HOOKS /etc/mkinitcpio.conf HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf block lvm2 keyboard keymap ...
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Sublime Text 3 shows no menu bar on Arch Linux unless launched as root

I don't get a menu bar visible in Sublime Text 3, downloaded from the AUR using packer -S sublime-text-dev. This seems to be a fairly common issue, however none of the solutions around the Internet ...
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Yaourt: how to list dependencies for a package?

How can I list the dependencies for a given package? I thought this should be an easy task for Google, but I only found yaourt -Sq --depends <pkg>, which lists all packages that depend on <...
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Detecting turning of laptop lid and device orientation

I'm using Arch Linux on an Acer Spin 5 laptop. The laptop lid can be turned backwards and then be used as a tablet. In Windows this is detected automatically and the keyboard is deactivated then. Arch ...
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Automount webdav server on startup with internet

What I am trying to do? making the https://dav.example.com/ automount on startup and without asking user credentials. what steps I've undertaken? I followed official archlinux wiki to setup my ...
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Arch Linux stuck at boot (reached target Graphical Interface)

I've been following a youtube tutorial to install arch linux (using virtual box) and it led me to a problem that i have no clue how to solve. Whenever i try to boot Arch it gets stuck at "reached ...
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Unicode characters aren't displayed in browsers (both interface and pages)

I noticed that Icecat won't show Unicode characters such as ツ correctly, even though my fonts seem to be configured correctly. I tried to investigate, and realized that in fact it not only fails to ...
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How to change the default font of the Chrome PDF viewer

The Chrome PDF viewer defaults to a font with terrible kerning. I am using Arch Linux, how can I fix this?
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Frequent time outs with pacman

I've been noticing that I get timeouts when using pacman. Often. mike@longshot:~☺ sudo pacman -Syu [sudo] password for root: :: Synchronizing package databases... error: failed retrieving file '...
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Why does journalctl say “— no entries --”?

For example: ┌─[10:50:38/hypership/root/~] └─╼ journalctl -b No journal files were found. -- No entries -- ┌─[10:50:46/hypership/root/~] └─╼ journalctl --verify No journal files were found. /var/...
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New Apple keyboard layout on Arch Linux

Apple authorized support changed the top case and keyboard on my Macbook Air that was manufactured in 2011 and the new keyboard layout is not recognized. I've installed Arch on this notebook but I ...
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Trying to download new Yakuake skins on my Arch/Gnome installation, but cannot

Currently I am using Arch Linux with a Gnome Desktop Environment. Now I have chosen to use Yakuake as my terminal. I'd like to use other skins that other people have put up online for my terminal. ...