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Does docky support gnome-do-like functionality?

I've been a big fan of gnome-do with the docky theme, but it seems quite clear that the app itself is dead. On the other hand, docky is looking really slick! Recently, my gnome-do config got messed up,...
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How do I make dmesg post output to tty12 in real time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Terminal with real time dmesg output I want to use tty12 for system messages. Is there a way to mirror all kernel messages to there?
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How can I pin a webapp to my GNOME 3.0 desktop?

I'm running Arch Linux with the gnome-unstable desktop environment. I remember pinning websites to the taskbar in Windows 7, and was wondering how I might do that in Linux. Basically, I want a single-...
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I've accidentally deleted the /etc/rc.d/functions folder and functions.d script and turned my Arch Linux machine into a brick

None of my daemon scripts work now, and the startup process displayed errors. Should I reinstall the OS and start from scratch, or is there a way to recover these files? Is there a way to rebuild the ...
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How to install archlinux 64 bits with openbox, broadcom-wl and zydas1211b without internet?

My only access is a hotspot, I could use it to download after activation ... As I install it to my netbook, I will use an usb key so I maybe be able to add some stuff needed to it ...
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How to access Linux startup tty

I have a problem that is shown at the end of bootstrapping the kernel, just before the screen is cleared and Linux swaps me to tty1 where I can put my login. How can I access the bootstrapping tty ...
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How can I fix a feedback loop on my microphone in Linux?

First off, this isn't the usual "physical" feedback of a speaker being too close to the mic. This mic is part of a headset so there's no way for the output and input to overlap and cause feedback. ...
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Monitor /sys partition for changes

inotify doesnt work on /sys and /proc file systems. So how can I monitor a /sys partition file without polling?
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ArchLinux kernel panic on boot

So I got home today to find that my KDE login screen would not let me log in. It said the authentication process failed or something and I needed to terminate the screen lock process manually. So I go ...
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Can't get 1440x900 resolution with GRUB2 although vbeinfo says it's available

I'm trying to use GRUB2 in graphical mode with 1440x900 resolution, but the result is always garbled nonsense: the highest resolution I can get is 1280x800. Word is from googling that long as vbeinfo ...
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Arch Linux shows a blinking cursor instead of a booting installer

Arch Linux shows a blinking cursor instead of a booting installer. I ran sudo dd if=archlinux-2010.05-core-i686.iso of=/dev/sdb1 and checked the MD5 sums. I tried to boot it on two different PCs ...
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Update Rolling Release Distribution after long delay

My question relates primarily to Arch Linux, but I imagine that it could be generalized to any rolling release distribution. Is there a standard method for updating when one is far behind the current ...
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How to install Archlinux on a acer emachines em350?

Do a 64 bits version will work better if the cpu is 64 bits capable ? Can I remove all added stuffs on Archbang or CTKArchLive to return to plain Archlinux with openbox that I can configure myself ...
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Setting up mail client on Arch Linux

I want to use command line mail client on the basic installation of Arch Linux, either mail or mutt or some other utility. I read that these are only mail clients means along with them we have to also ...
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VMware: Automatically change Arch Linux textmode resolution

I have installed the most basic Arch Linux only with command line interface as guest OS on Windows using VMware. The problem is when I maximize the Vmware window, the Arch Linux console does not ...
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IP Tables won't save the rule

I'm using ArchLinux and I have an IP tables rule that I know works (from my other server), and it's in /etc/iptables/iptables.rules, it's the only rule set in that directory. I run, /etc/rc.d/...
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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 /tmp/...
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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 netinstall ...
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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/* * * * * * /home/...
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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 ...