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Couldn't install Arch Linux on VirtualBox

I've downloaded latest VB and Arch. When trying to install, at the very beginning it crashes with kernel panic. VBox (log) OS : Win 8.1 x64
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Is there a way to use a “hardware fingerprint” to automatically mount an eCryptFS directory on boot?

I would like to have an eCryptfs directory "securely" automatically mounted on boot without logging in. My scenario is this: I have an embedded ArchLinux server (ARM-based) that uses a removable ...
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OpenBox folder label color changing?

I'm currently struggling agaist a little irritating thing - I'm new to Linux overall, I have Arch Linux installed and Openbox for GUI. I'd like to change folder label (names) colors - they are grey in ...
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An inaccessible folder with a random name has appeared in my ~/Pictures folder

Today I noticed a folder within my Pictures folder, that I did not create, and can't access even with root privileges, it is named "3TNksAEHqX" and I can't use ls on it, though I can stat it, as seen ...
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Arch Linux non-critical error on insertion of install disk

I'm trying to install Arch Linux i686 on a 2008 laptop. Upon starting up the machine and booting from the live disk, I get the following three errors: b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode15.fw" ...
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Troubles with Arch Linux + Conky + i3-wm causing “status_command is not executable (exit 126)”

Ok, this is a pretty specific issue and I am currently at wit's end here. First, I'll describe what I'm trying to do. I have been playing with Vagrant and Puppet to set up a very small Arch Linux VM ...
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Is SELinux really useful or needed [closed]

So I noticed that Fedora takes around 35 seconds to boot and ArchBang was only taking around 15. I did soom looking into it and I guess SELinux has a lot to dow ith this and I was wondering if ...
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Openbox remap caps lock to escape

I guess the title is pretty clear. I want it so that when I hit the caps lock key it acts as though I ahd hit escape. This is on Arch with Openbox.
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Arch Linux remapping keys

I was interested in installing Arch (or more specifically archbang) but could not figure out how to remap CAPSLOCK to ESC. I tried loadkeys, but it had an error: could not get a file descriptor ...
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Weird mouse issue with browsers Arch Linux

When I'm browsing my touchpad two finger scroll is "laggy". If I plug a usb mouse, the wheel scroll does not work. It happens with Goole Chrome (from AUR), Chromium and Firefox. Everywhere else in ...
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Linux Arch: dhcpcd fails to start wireless srvice though worked before

I have only wireless service on my computer (I cannot physically move it to reach Ethernet). As I start Linux, I see an error message: (I replaced wlp0... with ) [FAILED] Failed to start dhcpcd ...
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Archlinux - Battery detected only on AC plug/unplug

I use Archlinux on a new Dell Inspiron 14. I need to plug/unplug the power cord to have the battery detected. For instance, now, the battery icon tells me that no battery is connected and $ ls ...
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Archlinux - Sound card detected only on status change

I use Archlinux. The sound is enabled only when I plug (or unplug) a jack wire. EDIT: I forgot to say that I am on a new DELL Inspiron 14 So I think it's when the sound card detects a state change ...
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Xfce4 giving me a blank screen on Arch

I am running Arch Linux and am trying to use Xfce4 as a desktop environment. I have xorg installed and xfce4 and xfce4-goodies. I've made the xinitc file and when I run startx it seems like it is ...
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linux - some web pages won't load in any browser, as any user

I have an arch linux system which i haven't used in a few months. I recently logged in, updated via pacman -Syu, restarted, and tried to access my heroku account at id.heroku.com. After typing in ...
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Installation of Arch Linux [closed]

I am interested in Arch Linux because it seems like it would be a learning experience to install and use it...and because I read that being so minimal it is pretty fast (is this true?) But I was ...
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Unable to Find WiFi Interface on Arch Linux

I am running Arch on VMWare and I am unable to find a WiFi interface. When I run ip link I get: When I try to ping www.google.com it says that it is an unknown host but when I ping 0.0.0.0 I get a ...
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Arch Linux pacman error while loading shared libraries on Raspberry Pi

I know there are tons of forum posts on this, but I have found nothing on my exact problem. My Raspberry Pi just arrived and I installed Arch Linux and booted up, changed the timezone and password, ...
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Grub cannot find root disk on VirtualBox

I've built myself a boot image of a variant of Arch Linux for writing to USB sticks. It uses grub with default values, and it works just fine when booting a physical box from USB. (This question ...
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“Unable to find root device” on a fresh ArchLinux install

I have installed the latest version of ArchLinux (2014.06.01) on a MacBook Pro 8,1 (15", if that matters regarding hardware) dual-booting with OSX following the instructions in the official install ...
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Sound does not work on X-server, works in TTY, Arch Linux w/ALSA

My sound system isn't working when I use the X server. When I use it in a TTY, it works fine. In a TTY, the output of aplay -l: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA ...
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What's the static IP address, subnet mask, etc, for VMware Player

I'm trying to set up Arch Linux in VMware player. I set up the player so that it automatically connected the guest to the internet, and it worked (I could download the packages needed for install, ...
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(Arch)Linux board with dual ethernet

I am looking for a Linux board with the following requirements: 2 ethernet ports (helpful, but only 1 required) 2 USB ports SDXC support (for SD/MicroSD) WiFi (>25 concurrent users ideally) HDMI or ...
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Unable to login to arch linux

I am new to archlinux. I am using live usb for archlinux. When I booted it said not a COM32R image. I explored on Google, used Tab and choose have64 and then it booted. Now I am not able to login I ...
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How to setup access point that will work with newer devices (iPhone 5s, latest iPad, etc)

Basically I've got an access point up and running and I can see the network on my the devices I've tested (iPhone 4S, 5S, new iMac and very old iMac), cannot connect to any device other than iPhone ...
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Starting programs from terminal then exiting terminal exits started programs?

I really was unsure how to phrase the question title. What I mean is that when I use the terminal to start a program, most of the time when the terminal is closed it also exits the programs started ...
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why is this happening?-“dhcpcd will not work correctly unless run as root”

i have installed archlinux and gnome on virtualbox. had no problem connecting to internet but now after installing gnome and rebooting there is no internet connection after following instructions ...
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Is there a way to setup a hotspot with a domain name rather than IP address?

Basically I've setup a hotspot and its currently being accessed through an IP address. I'd like to use a hostname instead. This is for internal use only, meaning the ODROID device which is being used ...
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Arch Linux error on boot: “fsck: /sbin/fsck.ext4: execute failed: Exec format error”

I am not sure what this is or how to fix it. This error displays on boot and shortly afterwards everything appears to freeze just before my display manager is loaded. I have also tried chroot'ing ...
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How to turn off nvidia GPU after Nsight shutdown on linux?

Everytime I start the CUDA IDE Nsight, the nvidia GPU turns on. When I close Nsight, the GPU stays on, making laptop hot. Is there any configuration I can use to automatically turn it off when Nsight ...
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TL-WN725N Access-Point on ArchLinux + Hostapd

I bought a TL-WN725N v2 wifi usb dongle for my Raspberry. Amazon read it would work out of the box but it didn't. So I followed several tutorials to have the driver working. Now the problem is to ...
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Changing privilege rights on Arch Linux for a particular program

I am quite new to linux and have had issues surrounding every program that I install. Basically, anything that is placed outside of my home directory requires a sudo call prior to opening/executing. I ...
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How to open new terminal in current directory?

When in a directory, I sometimes want another terminal to be opened in the same directory. For example, I'm in ~/code/someproject/src/, and I open a new terminal, by default, it opens in ~, how do I ...
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Change XrandR setup on monitor unplugged/replugged

I'm specifically looking for a way to set up my laptop, when I unplug the external display, to reset the XrandR configuration so I'm only using 1 screen. Any advice? Basically, I want an acpi event ...
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Issues installing linux drivers from makefile

Since this was more of a software/driver issue I posted the question on SuperUser rather than EE Exchange. I searched around on the net a bit and found a very useful USART to USB converter bridge. ...
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Tint2 thinks external display is number 1

I am using XrandR to give my Arch Linux laptop an external display. I'm struggling with one thing, though: My taskbar thinks the external display is number 1. This is a problem because it means my ...
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Create a bootable USB live stick that is still useable on windows?

I would like to format a USB stick (32GB) in a way so I have: A working *nix live system (preferably arch Linux), about 3-5GB in size A 'data' partition that is seen by windows (preferably NTFS) ...
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Trying to start process on login, but no .xinitrc file to work with

So I installed and am properly using xbindkeys. The problem is that I must manually start this process each time I start my system. I read more into the wiki and found there is a method one can ...
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Where to install programs in Arch Linux?

I am virtually new to the Linux scene altogether. I recently downloaded Matlab for installation. I unpacked the files and ran ./install to start the wizard. As I was stepping through it asked me for ...
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I accidentally converted my windows 8 EFI partion to swap while installing arch linux. How screwed am i?

I was installing Arch Linux in a hard drive, separate from the hard drive I have Windows installed on. While creating and mounting my partitions, I ran the command: swapon /dev/sda2 instead of sdb2. ...
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USB Not Working in Windows 7 After Booting Linux [duplicate]

So I had a totally working install of Windows 7. I recently added an Arch Linux partition, dual booting through GRUB. Arch Linux is working fine (super stripped-down right now), but when I boot back ...
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How to start a service automatically when Arch Linux boots?

I have done a bit of research trying to figure this out only to find various options that seem very convoluted and complicated just to start one service, which is all I need to do. Basically, I am ...
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Is it necessary to install a window manager with alongside an installation of Cinnamon on Arch Linux?

I have installed Arch Linux and realized that background images are not saved through a reboot. I did a bit of research and found a package named feh that apparently does this, and more, for window ...
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Error after installing QtCreator in Arch Linux: cannot open shared object file libicui18n.so.53

I installed QtCreator on Arch Linux and am now getting this error when trying to start the program: qtcreator: error while loading shared libraries: libicui18n.so.53: cannot open shared object file: ...
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Each time I boot into Arch Linux I must use the terminal to connect to a network. How can I fix this?

I recently installed Arch Linux and am having issues getting the network manager set up. I am able to sudo wifi-menu and connect to a router, but these settings are not preserved through a reboot. ...
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Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherbaord and Archlinux UEFI boot

Is it possible to UEFI boot Archlinux using the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 motherboard with an SSD attached. I have tried several things specified on their wiki, including EUFI boot from a USB drive, ...
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Sending file to computer via bluetooth results in “connection failed” error

This was working fine a weeks ago, but now when I try to send a file to my computer from my phone via bluetooth, it results in "Connection failed." I noticed that if I look in the GNOME Bluetooth ...
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how to adjust the size of the root partition on live arch linux system (/dev/mapper/arch_root-image)

Summary: I created a bootable usb drive with a live Bridge linux (ARCH based) on it. Everything works fine. The live system mounts a device called /dev/mapper/arch_root-image as its ext4 root ...
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ArchLinux installation - missing tools

I'm trying to install ArchLinux by following the beginners' guide on the Arch wiki. I managed to establish a internet connection, but right now I'm stuck with preparing the storage drive. Whenever I ...
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Can't establish an internet connection in Arch Linux

I've tried using the method in arch linux beginners' guide, under 2. Install, 2.2.1 Wired, but it didn't work, granted there's one step I didn't quite understand, which is the last step: Edit ...