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How do I fix cfdisk error: “Partition ends in final partial cylinder”?

I want to install Arch Linux on my desktop, it is going to be dual-booted with Windows. I loaded the installation CD, but when I started cfdisk to partition my hard drive it gave me the following ...
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samba4 not building in Arch

cp bin/tdbtool bin/tdbdump bin/tdbbackup /tmp/yaourt-tmp-root/aur-samba4/pkg//opt/samba4/samba/bin cp ./include/tdb.h /tmp/yaourt-tmp-root/aur-samba4/pkg//opt/samba4/samba/include cp tdb.pc ...
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KDE doesn't start up anything else

I just installed KDE under Arch Linux. Problem is, nothing is starting up right with it - no window manager, no panels, nothing. All I get is a small terminal window in the bottom right corner of the ...
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Arch linux selecting packages

I'm currently having problems with my arch linux installation, forgot to select a few packages but in the guide they never mention which key do I need to press to select/deselect the packages in the ...
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How to handle non-determinant harddrive assignments?

I recently installed another harddrive into my Arch Linux computer. The first time I booted up all worked fine. The next time I restarted my computer though I was greeted with a /dev/sda2 not found ...
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dm_crypt no keyboard

I recently installed Arch Linux on a USB hard drive with disk encryption via dm_crypt. Everything is working fine on the system I set everything up on (my laptop) but when I try to boot to it from my ...
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Installation Recommendations For Dual-Booting Win 7 & Arch Linux

I want to install both Windows 7 and Arch Linux on my 1 TB HDD so that the partitions look like so: grub name | lin name | label | fs | mount point ...
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Grub Won't Boot Arch Linux

Notice: This is not about dual booting, I can setup GRUB to dual boot with Windows 7 later. I just need to be able to get into Arch Linux. Last night I installed Arch onto my computer via ...
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Can't control backlight; strange segfault

I'm using Arch Linux on my Packard Bell EasyNote TX86 (Intel HD Graphics, Core i5) and I can't control the backlight (it's always on max). xbacklight and writing to /sys/class/backlight does nothing. ...
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How to change default font in mit-scheme/edwin?

I am running mit-scheme v9.0.1 on Arch Linux and I was wondering how I can change the default font for the edwin editor. Preferably I would like to use the same default font as Emacs uses. I know ...
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Arch Linux on External HDD

I would like to put Arch Linux on my 500 GB HDD. How would I do this, and is it possible to configure the install so that I only have to boot from the external disk on the target computer's BIOS? I ...
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Arch Linux - can't browse the internet

I open firefox and it loads google, then i try and load any site i tried bing and msn and any other website i might load but they just dont open, I'm using Arch Linux. i pinged bing.com and it returns ...
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How to install backintime (Archlinux)

I'm new to Archlinux (I use it for about 16 hours) and want to install backintime to restore my old files. But I can't find backintime as a package. How can I install it (without configure and make ...
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Why do we have 3 types of X-selections in LINUX?

man xclip says: -selection specify which X selection to use, options are "primary" to use XA_PRIMARY (default), "secondary" for XA_SECONDARY or "clipboard" for ...
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Following script doesnt run as cronjob

snailmail.sh #!/bin/bash echo "Test" >> /tmp/out /usr/bin/kdialog --title "MAIL RECIEVED" --msgbox "mail recieved!!" crontab -e #CronJobs located in $HOME/cronjobs/* * * * * * ...
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Arch Linux can't auto mount removable storage device

I have installed Arch Linux with Gnome but it can not mount removable storage, usb sticks etc. gnome-disk-utility package installed but i can not find automount package. I think i need configure HAL ...
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Flat, basic, minimalist window decorations with OpenBox or similar

I am currently customising my netbook's ArchLinux install. I really like the minimalist basic style of things like the ThinMC window borders in Gnome, and the FullFlat Firefox theme. What options are ...
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Can't get Ruby to update properly

(Using Archlinux) I downloaded Ruby 1.8.7-174 a while ago and installed it via the tarball (not pacman). I was trying to update to 1.8.7-299, but I can't get it to work. Per the readme, I do the ...
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Escape the need for “sudo” for a bash alias

I made an alias to shut down my arch linux computer. It runs sudo shutdown -h -P now. I run it and am asked for my password and then it shuts down and powers off. Is there a way I can get this to run ...
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What do I need to do to mount a USB drive in ArchLinux

What packages do I need to allow me to mount a USB drive in ArchLinux from the command line? What command do I use? Under Ubuntu these things happen automatically, but it's about time I learned how to ...
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Lightweight desktop environment for netbook

I'm currently installing Arch Linux on my old netbook. What desktop environment should I use? GNOME and KDE both seem way too big and unnecessarily fancy for what I want to do with my basic netbook. I ...
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RW mounted usb drive regarded read-only by cp

Context Can any of you help me with the following, I've got a micro sd card inserted via a usb stick into my Compaq 8510w laptop running the latest Arch Linux (x86_64) release. I have a udev rule ...
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ArchLinux, need to allocate space to web server

my filesystem looks like this... # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 7.3G 1.5G 5.4G 22% / none 2.0G 120K 2.0G 1% /dev none ...
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Installing Arch Linux and Windows 7: need partitioning help

I've just got a new computer with Windows 7 pre-installed. I want to keep Windows but dual boot Arch Linux (I've already installed Arch on another computer so don't need any help with that). My new ...
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Speedup a Video on linux

I dont want to use player like vlc to speedup the playback. I want to actually speedup playback in the original file. Its like I want video to be played 2 times faster.
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Bash function/alias for package managers help

I'm using Arch Linux. I have packer installed for AUR packages, but I want to be able to use the pacman command for both. I think I will need a function for this -- what I mean is that whenever I use ...
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Do I need grub?

I installed Arch Linux on my iMac in its own partition. I'm using rEFIt to choose from Snow Leopard, Windows 7 and now Arch as well. I already install grub on Arch's partition when I installed Arch, ...
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Frequent freezes with constant disk activity on SSD netbook

I am running Arch Linux on an HP Mini 1000 with a SSD. The machine is a little under a year old and fairly heavily used. About a month ago the machine started freezing up. During the freezes, the ...
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Connecting to a switch?

I have a managed switch that I liberated from our school's surplus goods store for $10 that has a serial based console. I have a serial cable and a computer with a serial port, but I have no idea what ...
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Arch Linux drops me on my school network [closed]

I'm running a Lenovo X61 which I carry around my college for getting on the internet at various points in the day. The network has always been finicky but recently it's gotten worse. I'll connect ...
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Regenerating /usr/share/locale/ on Arch Linux

Is there a way to regenerate deleted locale on /usr/share/locale without downloading the application again?
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1 TB hdd and no space to create a partition for linux !

I have a brand new Acer aspire 5811 with core i5 processor and all that. There is windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed on it. I want to install arch and setup a dual boot system. EDIT: Looks like ...
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Tool for making fn-x buttons work? Archlinux, handler.sh

This just seems like such a normal thing to work. I know that this works out of the box on Ubuntu. But not in Archlinux. I would like to think that there is a tool in existence that would use ...
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Disable Windows Key hotkeys when using Virtualbox

I'm currently running a VirtualBox of Arch Linux with Windows 7 x64 as the host. In Arch, I use dwm for window management. As dwm is heavily dependent on hotkeys, I've used the Alt key as its META key ...
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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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How to set default permissions for new folders on mounted samba volume?

So, this is a problem... I have mounted samba volume and I need to have write permissions for every new folder that's being created (currently, by default, on every newly created folder i have only ...
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Arch Linux: 'whatprovides' equivalent option for pacman

I've come from Fedora and am trying out Arch Linux. I was wondering if the packager 'pacman' contains funcionality like that provided by 'yum whatprovides': provides or whatprovides ...
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Why isn't VirtualBox restoring my saved machine state?

I'm using VirtualBox 3.1.2 (on Windows 7, as my host OS) to experiment with an ArchLinux install. I use the Save Machine State option when powering down my VM so that it can be restored as it was. If ...
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Arch Linux - How do I downgrade my kernel?

I just did a system upgrade which included my kernel. After which, my wifi has broken. After some google'ing, it seems I'm not the only person this has happened to. RT2860 drivers don't play nicely ...
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Broken fonts in Konsole KDE 4.3.4

I have a strange situation - after some upgrades a couple of days ago fonts in KDE Konsole broke. To make it more specific - standard fonts look more or less OK, but when I use my national characters ...
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A development machine in VirtualBox - (Debian-min vs Arch Linux vs recommend-one)

I have few years of experience on Linux, mainly Ubuntu (dual-boot). Now I am shifting to Windows, and installing Linux in VirtualBox, Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL). I am looking for a ...
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Arch Linux - switch from KDEmod to LXDE

How could I switch to LXDE because it loads KDEmod at start? (LXDE is installed like the wiki say ...) Also, how could all KDE packages be removed easily afterwards without breaking something that I ...
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repairing ext3 partitions using windows?

I have a linux partition with arch linux installed,i installed windows 7,and now GRUB is gone,i tried installing it again,but it turned out that my ext3 partition is corrupt,i need to fix it before ...
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Is Arch linux hard to install? Are there some tips to make it quicker and easier? [closed]

I will be stuck for two or more hours, connected to the ethernet to install Arch Linux on my laptop. Are there any hints or tips that could be helpful during this processes that would be a must?
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Synchronizing two (VM) Linux systems

I have on my laptop and desktop two virtual Arch Linux (Colinux) installations, I want them to have the same set of software installed and configuration. How can I easily keep them in sync?
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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 ...
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How can I automatically generate an Xorg.config file?

I'm trying to install arch linux, and everything has been going well so far, up until I start to install X. It detects my dual monitors appropriately and will display windows, however, X will not ...