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Suspending/Screen Going Off When Still In Use (Ubuntu & Arch)

I have a laptop (HP Pavilion G6) that was running Ubuntu and for a while now (at least 6 months) has been having a problems randomly suspending whilst still in use with a full battery and still being ...
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How to install arch with EFI and change system to ubuntu

This question is weird. The only Linux distribution working on my MSI GE60 with windows 8 and Uefi is Arch. I cannot install other distributions because I get a black screen on install. My problem is ...
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How do I search for a command I don't know the complete name of?

Every time I try to use a program from the terminal, I can't find it because it doesn't match the real name. For example, I type disks in terminal, but the real name is gnome-disks. I tried to use: ...
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How to kill the issue with Linux, where most modern USB devices coming with 500mA MaxPower?

I have Sound card, Camera devices USB interface, all of them i have are 500mA MaxPower showing using lsusb -v | grep MaxPower Now those hardwares with Linux works about 1 hour or half hour and then ...
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ancient computer won't boot from hdd

Hardware Details: motherboard : ASUS p4p800s CPU : Intel Pentium4 2.4GHz HDD#1 : Western Digital WD800JB HDD#2 : Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST340014A (40 Gbytes) HDD#3 : ...
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libreoffice writer renders dejavu font differently. Why?

Here is how it is rendered on Ubuntu : Here is how it is rendered on Arch linux : Why is it different?
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951 views

Fix Overlapping Partitions

Today I went to resize one of my drivers partitions as I am currently switching from Ubuntu to ArchLinux as my main OS. However when I go into Gparted I get the error "Cant have overlapping ...
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Vlc how to output the audio to a second sound card by ignoring the default sound card of motherboard?

While playing in Vlc any file/music/film. Using VLC configuration file, how to permanently tell VLC when-ever it plays audio use the second sound card or assign the name of sound card? Example: ...
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Console unreadable

I just installed a fresh copy of ArchLinux (2012-11-01) by following the installation guide. When I boot into the new system, I am presented with a nice GRUB menu, then the loading messages. All this ...
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Graphics failures on both linux and windows

On windows, if I allow the system turn the monitors off (due to being idle), about once a week, it will fail to resume. There does not seem to be a pattern to this. On linux (Arch 64, fully updated ...
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Installing ArchLinux into Ubuntu 12.04 root

Is it possible to install 2 linux distros into 1 root, so they share same uuid and guid, configs and packages + same user /home folder ? For example: I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 already in dual boot ...
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installation of archlinux on a new SSD is not booting

I have a running ubuntu 11.10 system on my asus G73J labtop. I repaced my HDD with a new SSD from pattriot and install arch linux on it. After the installation the reboot didn't work. What could be a ...
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Partition error with dual boot Arch/Ubuntu Linux

I have Ubuntu installed on an ext4 partition and Arch installed on some other logical partiotions in an extended partition. There is no problem when I only use one system of both, but when I use them ...
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What would be a healthy process for repartitioning my hard drive to add another Linux installation?

So, my computer currently has 1) Dell's RECOVERY partition; 2) A Windows installation; 3) A logical partition with 3a) My Ubuntu partition, and 3b) 8 GB of swap. I would like to take some space away ...
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“Connection closed” error when using vinagre

I currently have two machines that I'm trying to connect on a local network. The problem is this: one machine is running Arch Linux, and the other is running Ubuntu 11.04. I want to remote desktop ...
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rescue Ubuntu 11.04 from overwritten system files

I accidentaly extracted an ArchLinux initrd to / . Now the system won't boot anymore. How do I reinstall the overwritten system files? Can I use an apt-command for this? I still can chroot into the ...
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1answer
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How to enable default notifications with notify-osd?

Some time ago I found that pretty ubuntu notifications are available as a package notify-osd in ArchLinux. I installed and tested it. The question is how to enable notifications running by default in ...
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ArchLinux in VirtualBox crashes (host Ubuntu)

I'm trying to run ArchLinux in a VirtualBox VM but each time I start the VM it seems to crash. I see Arch booting up to this line: ::Loading udev... It pauses there for say 30 seconds, then I ...