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Issue with BCD and Windows 7 / Arch Linux multi-boot

Let me clarify. I'm trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Arch Linux. My motherboard supports UEFI, but it's set to boot in Legacy BIOS and the hard drive is partitioned using MBR. I did not want GRUB 2 ...
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After updating archlinux, the maximum volume is far too low

I booted my Archlinux PC today and opened Mumble, and found that I couldn't hear anyone, so I opened some music and I couldn't hear that. After turning my volume to the maximum possible level in ...
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Why has my Battery Icon stopped updating in Linux?

I noticed something funky happening over the past week. My battery icon stopped updating. For a more specific definition, here's the expected and current behavior in detail: Expected Behavior ...
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udev not detecting HDMI port events

I'm trying to get udev to automatically setup my second monitor when plugged in via HDMI port. The HDMI port is provided by 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core ...
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Xscreensaver doesn't start on login

OS: Arch Linux (systemd) UI: LXDM logging in to Openbox. I have the following in my /etc/lxdm/PostLogin: /usr/bin/xscreensaver -no-splash -verbose -log /var/log/xscreensaver.log -display :0.0 & ...
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Slow hotkey response in GNOME 3.12

I run Arch, and I recently grabbed the 3.12 upgrade for GNOME. I've had F12 bound to terminator for a while, since I often have to summon new terminals. Ever since the upgrade, using a hotkey for a ...
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Domain [ Understanding ] issue when creating a Linux email server

Ok, here goes my paradoxical question. For about 1 year into my hobby-ish career, I used to buy my domains and a hosting package from Reseller Club. I purchased their " shared hosting " plan and ...
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SSL https (http secure) sites won't display is client or server side?

Oddly, python.org has suddenly become unreachable for me through the Archlinux repo version of Firefox (v27 and v28.0 update): Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection ...
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Failed to mount /dev when running Arch Linux in coLinux

I have got coLinux 0.7.9 with Linux kernel version 2.6.33 (coLinux-0.7.9.exe), and the original ISO file for Arch Linux 2014.04.01 (archlinux-2014.04.01-dual.iso). I booted with the Arch Linux Live ...
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Accidentally deleted /boot and GRUB doesn't load, how can I restore my install?

While trying to re-install Windows (I am running Arch/Win7 dual boot) I accidentally deleted a partition labelled (in the Windows installer) as 'recovery'. I didn't fully install Windows (I lost my ...
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GPG fails to retrieve passphrase

When trying to do gpg (version 1) keygen on archlinux I get the following errors after details (other than passphrase) have been entered: You need a Passphrase to protect your secret key. pinentry: ...
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Virtualize an existing windows 8.1 installation on arch

I have the following setup: Intel i5 4570s SSD for os sda1: EFI boot partition sda2: ext4 with arch installed sda3: swap sda4: microsoft reserved sda5: ntfs with windows 8.1 installed HDD for data ...
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How do I preserve a UNIX socket across reboots (RasPi, Arch, chroot)

I've set up nginx and php-fpm under Arch Linux on a RasPi. nginx was set up in a chroot as described in the ArchWiki. Everything runs fine when php-fpm.conf and nginx.conf are set up to listen to ...
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dhcpcd overwrites NetworkManager's /etc/resolv.conf

I have an Archlinux machine. The IP is set to a fixed value, configured via the NetworkManager. When I tell the NetworkManager to connect with this configuration it successfully updates my ...
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How can I get my Thinkpad T420 to boot directly to GRUB, skipping the boot menu?

I installed ArchLinux 2014.03 on my Thinkpad T420 (no dual boot), and when I turn on the computer it takes me to a boot menu with only one option: arch_grub. To continue I have to press enter, which ...
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OSX-quality antialiasing on Awesome WM + Arch Linux?

I'm running Arch with Xorg and Awesome WM. The antialiasing rather sucks. How can I get OSX-quality antialiasing or something similar?
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Gzipped file arrives unzipped

I've recently set up an ArchLinux system at work and added the ArchHaskell repo. This is far from the first time I do this. I have a number of systems where it's worked just fine, but this last time ...
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Arch Linux on USB key updates screw the pooch

I have had this issue twice now and at the moment I can't ask the question on the asrch forums because I can't be authenticated. Every time I update a crucial system component my system becomes ...
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Error in kernel 2.6.32 compilation and stable kernel 2.6.32 source needed for customization

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with kernel 2.6.32-21-generic , and Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS with kernel 2.6.32-38-generic. While I am trying to compile the source for both kernel version - 2.6.32-21-generic ...
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Manjaro screensaver onto Win8.1

I used Manjaro before changing to Windows a while back. I really liked the screensavers that came with Manjaro, and I want to have them on my current Windows installation. Is this achievable? If so, ...
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Gigabyte Brix TOSLINK/SPDIF with Archlinux

I tried setting up the combo analog/digital out on this little box with the help of this adapter, but I can't get it to output anything digital... aplay -l tells me that card 1 device 1 is "ALC269VC ...
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Minimal OS with less background process [closed]

I am currently doing experiments on L1/L2/L3 cache. Measurement of L1/L2/L3 cache access time fully depends on where is my current data present, and that also depends on background process of OS ...
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X server segmentation fault - AMD and Nvidia cards

I'm using Arch and I've installed the drivers for my AMD card from unofficial repo as suggested by the arch wiki. When I try to startx it fails, I took out what seemed relevant from the log file, ...
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Changing X.org default font

Installed ArchLinux, run X server, i3wm and some gtk+ applications (chromium, gedit etc.). Applications use font which is the same as my virtual console's font (Terminus I guess). How to switch to ...
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why doesn't archlinux support partial updates?

Partial update is not supported according to the wikipage:https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/pacman But in such a scenario: the last version of package X has dependencies of package Y. Y's version ...
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pppd failing to reconnect after power outage

The overall problem is that since a power outage, I have not been able to re-establish my connection to my ISP via my router machine (which runs Arch). The expanded problem is that pppd (via netcfg, ...
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Net Connected but Ping gives unknown host - Arch Installation

I am installing Arch on my laptop. I have configured my harddisk and right now I am stopped at installing base and base-devel packages. I am using USB dongle to connect to internet. I am dialing the ...
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GRUB fails with 'symbol `grub_real_boot_time` not found'

I updated GRUB on Arch. When I try to boot, GRUB gives the error mentioned in the title. I know that grub_real_boot_time is provided by boottime.mod, but running insmod boottime fails with error: ...
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Installed GRUB on wrong partition

On my laptop I have W7 installed on sda2 (sda1 is a 100 MB partition that W7 makes by default). I installed arch and did grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg grub-install /dev/sda I didn't think ...
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Xmonad can't find module XMonad

Whenever xmonad starts, restarts, or is recompiled, I get an xmessage: xmonad.hs:1:8: Could not find module `XMonad' Perhaps you meant Monad (needs flag -package haskell98-2.0.0.2) ...
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How to install gdb on Arch Linux

How do I install the GNU Debugger (gdb) on Arch Linux? I've checked that I don't already have gdb installed by running this command: gdb -help I've tried this: sudo apt-get install gdb but it's ...
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multiple processes named 'systemd' running simultaneously (w/ one pid 1)

I have multiple processes named systemd running simultaneously on my Arch Linux machine. At least one of them is PID 1. Is this normal?
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How to display details during Linux system shutdown?

By using "details" here, I am talking something like this: [ OK ] Stopped Getty on tty1. [ OK ] Stopped Entropy Harvesting Daemon. [ OK ] Unmounted Temporary /etc/pacman.d/gnupg directory. .. ...
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Arch Linux “poweroff” always waits 90 seconds in VMware Player

I am running Arch Linux (installed from archlinux-2014.01.05-dual.iso) on VMware Player and have installed vmtoolsd (which belongs to open-vm-tools). Now my problem is that, whenever I do poweroff or ...
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SMART-status: reallocated_sector_ct FAILING_NOW

On my HDD which I've put in my Synoglogy NAS DS207+ I see this SMART-status: Is there any way to fix or circumvent this issue? Is there any way to fix this by partitioning (the disk is 1TB) (If ...
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How do I use a long password with GnuPG?

I am using Arch Linux and GnuPG Linux ryantm0j132 3.12.9-2-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jan 31 10:22:54 CET 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux and GnuPG gpg (GnuPG) 2.0.22 libgcrypt 1.6.1 Copyright (C) 2013 Free ...
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Microsoft wireless mouse scroll speed too high

I am using arch linux. I have a new microsoft wireless mouse which scrolls(with the middle scroll wheel) too fast. I don't use kde or gnome but openbox and sometimes xmonad. I want to know how I can ...
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On arch linux ping on gateway but not on 8.8.8.8

When I ping gateway, I have 100% success, but ping 8. 8. 8. 8 results in 100% loss, as does ping www.google.com. Any ideas what's going on? #ip link set etho up #ip addr add (ip)/(natemask) ...
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Is Iptables blocking outgoing ssh connections?

I have been trying to do pulls from github and it keeps hanging. My iptables rules have no rules which block outgoing traffic but I cannot connect to github using either ssh or http. I can't even ...
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How to load ~/.Xresources when starting X?

I've edited my ~/.Xresources and issued xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources and it worked perfectly. However when I restart X, the settings are changed to default. I've also added xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources in ...
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Arch Linux installation error

I'm trying to install Arch Linux, and have successfully connected to the internet via wifi. I'm also able to ping servers, but when trying to install the base system from pacstrap /mnt base, I'm ...
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Connecting an Android device through ADB in Arch Linux 64-bit

I'm trying to connect Nexus 5 through ADB in my Arch Linux but it's refusing to connect. I've istalled the SDK but I think I need to set udev rules and install some 32-bit packages. I've successfully ...
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Archlinux - Autostart `screen` after boot

I'm building some small internet radio player using Archlinux. All I need right now is to autostart (without login!) script or just command: su -c 'screen "vlc (a lot of parameters)"' vlc_user By ...
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Email encryption and passphrase caching using thunderbird, enigmail, linux arch and kde

I fiddled a bit around to get this passphrase caching working. So post my way to go here, to be able to look up later.
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Problems With CUPS, a printer and ARCH

I've 2 linux machines, a ubuntu and a recent installation of arch linux. I also have an IP printer MFC-J280W. My ubuntu machine prints fine using cups. I've tried to setup the printer the same way on ...
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Unable to change my keyboard layout in Archlinux/Cinnamon

I'm on Archlinux with Cinnamon. I would like to change from a french keyboard (fr) to a swiss one (ch). So I edit my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-keyboard-layout.conf file: Section "InputClass" ...
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Arch Linux Live CD Fails to boot on Dell PowerEdge

one of my friends is trying to run a Minecraft server off of his old Dell PowerEdge server and wanted to get rid of Windows Server 2003 in favor of Arch Linux. After he burned a CD he was able to get ...
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Accessing virtual machine server from the internet

I am currently trying to set up my own server at home. I don't have a lot of hardware so I installed a Linux virtual machine using VirtualBox on a Windows 7. It runs Arch Linux as an OS and Nginx for ...
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Arch Linux Encrypt entire drive

My Raspberry Pi is set up as a PHP MySQL (Percona) server and I think that I have managed to make it quite resilient against online attacks but it is still very vulnerable against someone just taking ...
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FOSS backup solution from OSX and Linux to an Arch server? [closed]

I have a Macbook Pro (Mavericks) and need to find open-source remote backup software to an Arch-Linux server I have set up. Needs to have version-control abilities and backups must be encrypted. Any ...