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Arch linux + cinnamon, touching touch screen clicks at touchpad cursor

I'm setting up a new Dell XPS 13 (2015), running Arch linux (I needed to wipe the basic ubuntu install in order to set up a fully encrypted disk) with cinnamon as my desktop environment. I have set ...
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Getting Bluetooth to work in Arch Linux

I recently installed BBQLinux on USB flash drive. The wireless is working fine, but I can't figure out how to get bluetooth to work to connect my keyboard. Here is the list of modules loaded: ...
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IPXE booting with changed MAC address (eth0 hw address)

my internet provider recognizes users by MAC address. I have made up my mac address and now I have problem. I want to boot arch netinstall via pxe... but I cannot change my MAC address easily. ...
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Arch Linux extremelly slow and laggy

I was looking for an distribution that has Android Studio built in and came across 'BBQLinux'. The Android Studio works, but it's extremelly slow, to the point where it's unusable. I downloaded the ...
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Unable to find package virtual box for archlinux

I was unable to run pacman -S virtualbox, all mirrors would return 404 so I upgraded my mirror list from this page https://www.archlinux.org/mirrorlist/ and I'm still unable to find the package. Am I ...
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What's the recommended way to use/install webapps on Arch Linux? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out the best way to robustly setup webapps on my Arch Linux + nginx server. The way I used to do it before was to download and unpack e.g. latest version of dokuwiki/wordpress ...
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Set up Firefox sync programmatically

I want to set up Firefox sync from the command line. I wrote a Arch Linux install script I want to be able to set up Firefox sync as well. I am thinking I can change the profile somehow, but I am not ...
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Chroot into Arch Bootable USB

I have a bootable USB drive with Arch Linux recently installed on it (Linux kernel 3.19.2). I want to plug it in to my computer and chroot into it (or possibly run it inside a container, using ...
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Arch Linux insane memory usage

I just installed Arch Linux and set it pretty much up how I want it to be. At the moment XFCE4 with LighDM, Firefox and a few other little applications are running. I wanted to see whats going on in ...
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Awesome WM, left click to close menus

In awesome WM, how can I change mouse behaviour with client menus and with the main "awesome" menu? I just want a basic left click (on desktop or on client windows) to close opened menus. I have ...
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Flash not showing in /dev but I see it in lsusb

I have a USB flash drive. I formatted it some time ago, and an copy of my Bitcoin private keys were on it. I would like to recover it (it was formatted as Ext4, if I remember). After plugging the USB ...
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How do I disable devices to conserve power?

I run ArchLinux on a Lenovo G series and downloaded powertop and it says that USB bluetooth and "USB device: Lenovo EasyCamera" are drawing a lot of power. While it advised I implement these rule: ...
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Lightweight linux preboot environment?

I was wondering if there was any way to setup a light, low resource linux environment that'll have basic features like a web browser but can boot into a full linux distro or Windows if I need a more ...
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Why is bash adding spaces and stretching out filenames in Arch Linux?

My Arch Linux laptop is creating some strange output when using bash. It puts spaces between characters and stretches out files names. I’ve tried to remove/reinstall bash-completion but nothing ...
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Broken boot-splash arch linux

Does anyone know why systems sometimes make broken images on boot? I had same problem when I've upgraded my kernel on Ubuntu. Now this problem appears on my Arch laptop as well (fresh install and ...
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After a crash computer will not boot with btrfs drive

So since I started using btrfs, when my computer crashes (mainly because battery ran out but on any crashe i had up until now) it does not boot anymore (the issue seems that the kernel cannot mount ...
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How to move a Linux installation to a larger disk with a different partition scheme?

I decided to make a small Arch Linux USB flash drive to carry around when I need Linux. So I successfully installed it on an awful 8GB flash drive with 5GB on / and 3GB on /home. I would like to do ...
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Install noveau driver but keeps nvidia driver installed in Arch Linux

I've read this manual to do this. It said I have to comment out blacklist nouveau in /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau_blacklist.conf file. But, there's no such a file there. So how can I do this?
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GTX 860M stuck to 33 Mhz after suspend on linux

With the official nvidia driver, whenever I enter suspend mode and return, the GPU clock is set to 33 Mhz and stays there no matter what I do. Kernel: 3.19.2-1-ARCH Driver: 346.47 Hardware: MSI GE60 ...
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Can’t boot into Linux Mint after installing Arch Linux

On my computer, I have Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, and recently Arch Linux, installed in a partition scheme like so /dev/sda1 SYSTEM (Win 8 bootloader, BCD, etc.) /dev/sda2 Windows 8.1 ...
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Persistent mapping of hci names

I want a stable mapping between bluetooth hardware and hciX under /sys/class/bluetooth, similar to how wlanX maps to wifi chips. I wrote a udev rule. The rule is matching correctly by ...
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Arch Linux UEFI bootable usb installation media

I want to install Arch Linux in UEFI mode, but I fail at booting the installation media in UEFI mode. What I have done so far is: Create msdos partition table on usb key OR create gpt partition ...
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Arch Linux: My adapter resets every 5 or so minutes, for an unknown reason

I'm running an Arch Linux 64-bit VM using Oracle's VirtualBox. Everything is working fine, except my adapter keeps resetting every few minutes. I don't know what's causing this. I get a message ...
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Java processes are choking ArchLinux on Wandboard; disconnects from SSH and gibberish in the log files

I’m facing a strange problem on my Wandboard where I’m running ArchLinux as a distribution. I’m running Oracle’s ARM JDK version 1.7.0_60-b19 and Java processes are choking. I’m suddenly not able to ...
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XFCE Login Error: Unable to Load Failsafe Session

I'm having a problem logging into xfce under Arch Linux. Problem: After logging in (with Slim like I usually do), I get this error message: Unable to load a failsafe session Unable to determine ...
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Run bash script at boot?

Im looking for a way to run a bash script at boot that will simply display information. For example #!/bin/bash echo "test" echo "info" exit
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Set wallpaper in arch console?

Is it possible to set a wallpaper on a console only install of arch linux, similar to the way GRUB2 can have a wallpaper set with the GRUB_BACKGROUND= line in /etc/default/grub?
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postgres -w flag breaking systemd

So I am pretty new to Arch and am having a strange issue. Using systemctl I can not start postgresql. Starting postgresql directly with pg_ctl works fine and it is even started briefly with systemctl. ...
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Dns server for specific domain

Is there a way to define a dns server for a specific domain? I'm setting up a develop machine with an amp stack and i want to redirect all urls with a specific domain (i.e. project.dev) to 127.0.0.1. ...
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Changing my screen resolution?

I have Arch Linux without a graphical interface installed on my laptop that has a 3200x1800 resolution, so I can barely see the text. I tried the Uvesafb tutorial on the Arch Linux website however I ...
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Manjaro linux slow booting times

The last few days I have been experiencing very slow boot times, I ran systemd-analyze blame and the service taking all the time is systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service, taking 4 minutes. I cleared /tmp ...
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How can I get my printer to duplex on the long edge?

My HP Photosmart 6525 printer refuses to duplex on the long edge. Whenever it's asked to duplex, it duplexes along the short edge even if asked specifically to duplex on the long edge. I'm printing ...
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How to change linux terminal to yaft on boot

I am using Arch Linux on an old laptop and when I log in it is to $TERM=linux. How do I configure it to load yaft instead? At the moment I have to log in then type yaft but I would like to use yaft as ...
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Setting virtual terminal to support 256colors in Arch Linux

I have Arch Linux setup on an old laptop without X-Windows. Running a colortest shows that the terminal doesn’t display all the colors. How can I change the settings so that I can use more colors? I ...
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Arch Linux Cinnamon Network manager can not recognize certificate

I recently switched to Cinnamon, everything works fine other than the fact that I could not connect to the wifi in my university because of I cannot choose the certificate. Here are images of what is ...
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Configure Keyboard on Arch Linux

I’m trying to permanently set the keyboard to abnt2 on Arch Linux. Every session that start I have to type: # setxkbmap -model abnt2 -layout br -model abnt2 I searched on Google but the solutions ...
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How to Customize the Terminal [duplicate]

Instead of the terminal showing my directory/user/hostname like this [matthew@archlinux-vm home]$ sudo thunar I want it to look like this ⬐[matthew@archlinux-vm home] ↳ sudo thunar I've seen ...
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Create a fully bootable iso from a working Arch Linux OS?

My question is: From my arch OS , is it possible to Create a fully bootable and operational ISO ? For exemple I am now wrinting to you by operating archlinux via my external 500 gb ( partitioned in 4 ...
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Sudo fails when running as service

I have a program that runs as a normal user but sometimes needs to run a command that requires root privileges. So I made a shell script and gave the user permission to run that script with sudo. The ...
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ArchLinux can't install perl-wx

I am trying to install perl-wx from the AUR Repo with yaourt, but can't get it to work. I have tried "export LC_ALL=C". Still an error occurred during the check. Maybe you can help me? Pastebin: ...
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How can I convert an Arch Linux VDI as a fully bootable system on an external hard disk in Linux?

I run Linux Mint 17 Quiana 64 bit and an Arch Linux VM. My aim is to convert my Arch Linux VDI into a bootable external hard drive. I am using a laptop so I’ll be using a laptop external hard drive in ...
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Arch Linux: Non-Root User has no sound suddenly

User 'schezuk' suddenly has no audio under Arch Linux. [OK] User 'schezuk' is in group audio. [OK] Alsa is installed. [OK] Master, Headphone and Speaker is unmuted and 100% loud. [OK] User ...
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Using dnsmasq with KVM

I just installed KVM on a CentOS 7 x64 minimal installation version at home. And I got a problem when the guest is trying to get an IP from the internal DHCP server from KVM (dnsmasq). I already have ...
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Enable autocomplete in archlinux adb shell

In archlinux, when using the command adb shell provided by the package android-tools to obtain a shell on an Android device, the auto-completion using Tab is not working. Everything else is working ...
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IO freezes with AuFS on Hyper-V

I'm trying to use AuFS to pool storage with Arch running on HyperV. Unfortunately I'm getting freezes when writing many files via samba or rsync. The write ops eventually freeze and I get kernel ...
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Openbox opening pcmanfm instead of ranger

I was trying to configure my Openbox menu to start Ranger, a console based file manager. I open up obmenu, go to the File Managers folder and I replace pcmanfm in the execute section with xterm ...
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How can I change a ChrUbuntu 12.04 install over to Arch ARM on a first generation Samsung Chromebook XE500C21?

I installed ChrUbuntu 12.04 on my Chromebook (Samsung XE500C21) using this script. Is there a way to swap my distro over to Arch ARM? Failing that, is there an easy way to install Arch ARM on the ...
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difference in openvpn protocol between android and linux

I recently tried to connect with my custom openvpn server through my company network. I use a rather vanilla ovpn setup for this matter: tcp over port 443 (with comp-lzo) with public key auth. When I ...
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cp file in /dev/sdc, now drive isn't readable

So I was trying to instal Arch on my Laptop, and I wanted to copy boot.efi into my usb. cp boot.efi /dev/sdc cp boot.efi /dev/sdc1 cp boot.efi /dev/sdc2 and now its not being read. How can I fix my ...
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Arch Linux Graphics and Don't

I just installed Arch Linux with lightdm and awesome, and the fonts and display look very pixelated. I installed infinality, but it didn't seem to make much of a difference. I'm wondering if you all ...