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Guix System is an advanced distribution of the GNU operating system.

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Guix: How to add an environment variable in a guix.scm file for use with guix shell? Or is it not possible?

guix shell allows users to create a shell and control what resources are available. How can I use the guix.scm file to specify an environment variable in this shell environment? In this specific ...
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qemu-system-x86_64 not found when moving VMs between computers

I am moving GNOME Boxes virtual machines from Fedora to Guix following the guide on Fedora wiki. On the Fedora workstation: $ virsh list --all Id Name State -------------------------------...
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Find workaround for display not resuming from deep sleep

How can I activate the screen if it doesn't turn on after resuming from the S3 deep sleep state (suspend to RAM)? The test for suspending to RAM appears to be successful. # echo core > /sys/power/...
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In Guix, how to figure out which package in a manifest adds a specific dependency to the profile?

I've made my Guix system entirely declarative, always adding packages through guix package -m mymanifest.scm. Sometimes this fails because of conflicting dependencies. E.g. right now I have gcc-...
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How to update the Grub list on the Guix OS?

I installed the Guix OS in a partition of my HDD for testing, alongside my daily OS partition. Now the previous grub is overwritten and my daily distro is not accessible anymore. I didn't found "...
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No thumbnails in GNOME files on a Guix system

GNOME Files (Nautilus) fails to generate thumbnails on an up-to-date Guix system, which is a known outstanding issue. Small empty files just go to ~/.cache/thumbnails/fail/gnome-thumbnail-factory. ...
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How to enable tap, two finger tap, and natural scrolling in Guix?

After booting Guix for the first time, I noticed that tapping on touchpad doesn't render any action. Apparently, Guix comes with a default configuration for touchpad allowing me to click on touchpad, ...
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How do I install NodeJS on GuixSD?

How do I install NodeJS on GuixSD?
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How do I garbage collect a Guix System generation?

Running sudo guix gc --list-roots on my Guix System I see a lot of system generations lying around, going all the way back to when I first installed the system. $ sudo guix gc --list-roots ... /var/...
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Install GuixSD using an existing Linux system

I want to install Guix System Distribution (or GuixSD, or just Guix) alongside some other distros. The problem is, Guix doesn't recognise Realtek drivers, which are nonfree, so I can't use WiFi. I can ...
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What is Nix equivalent of "guix challenge"?

In Guix user can verify reproducibility of a package with guix challenge https://guix.gnu.org/manual/en/html_node/Invoking-guix-challenge.html. What is the Nix command for that?
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Why is there no OpenJDK 8 packaged for guix?

When I search the Guix repository there are only versions of OpenJDK from 9 and up, but I want to install OpenJDK 8. Why is there no version 8? $ guix search openjdk | recsel -p name,version name: ...
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List all available services with (Shep)herd

On a Guix System the PID 1 is called Shepherd and is controlled using the command herd. I often find myself wanting to tab-complete commands beginning with herd, like: $ sudo herd restart some<tab&...
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Enable volume management in Thunar on a Guix System

On my system I have installed both thunar and thunar-volman: $ guix package --list-installed | grep thunar thunar-volman 0.9.5 out /gnu/store/yp5xyyvvc59ivghszgyfwy3izd8jvqz0-thunar-volman-0.9.5 ...
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Black screen in Guix System installation

I have this problem to install Guix System: After this, the screen turns black and nothing is displayed. I first downloaded the Guix System, extracted the iso with this command: "unxz" and ...
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What are the main differences between GuixSD and NixOS?

Guix is based on Nix. I know that Guix uses Scheme and has only free software in repos. What are the main differences between them?
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How to run a dynamically compiled 32-bit x86 binary on a amd64-bit Guix system?

Say that you have a dynamically compiled binary for 32-bit Intel x86 that you want to run on your 64-bit x86-64 Guix System. The binary has been compiled on a different system. How would you go about ...
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What difference does adding sudo infront of guix system reconfigure make?

Both seems to run just fine? Are there different systems for my normal user and if I run the command as root?
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How to install Spotify on Guix System?

Given that Guix is a GNU project, it is no surprise that guix search spotify returns nothing. Spotify provide both Debian and Snap packages; is there a way to automatically convert one of these ...
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What is the file to be specified in guix system reconfigure?

The documentation for guix system reconfigure says: Build the operating system described in file, activate it, and switch to it. A cursory search didn't bring up any information on what or where ...
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Compile program in GNU GuixSD with cmake

I am trying to compile Xash3D on GuixSD v1.0.0 and gcc 8.3.0. As is shown below, ld (GNU Linker) is giving me errors, that ctr1.o and ctri.o are missing. These files exist elsewhere under multiple ...
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System installation failed. Substitution of webkitgtk-2.20.5. GuixSD Linux

When I install GuixSD on my computer, not VM, it fails at downloading the package webkitgtk-2.20.5 each time. The progress of its downloading is from 71 to 78%. There is an info that a device is full: ...
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Where is Icecat's plugins directory on GuixSD?

I want to try to add libflashplayer.so to Icecat. As it was on other distributions needs to add this file to plugins directory. But on GuixSD I have lot of them and nothing works! So there each user ...
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mkfs.vfat not found on GuixSD

Troubles formatting usb-flash under GuixSD, cause it cannot find mkfs.vfat. I've installed dosfstools but util-linux installation shows some another stuff. # guix package -i dosfstools The following ...
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