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Can I run Powerline without Xorg

I installed powerline and its works fine in Xfce terminal. I am using ArchLinux. When I log in, pc always boot into cli mode. I like that. But in cli mode before satarting X, the bash prompt looks a ...
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USB passthrough for QEMU gets error “qemu: could not add USB device”

When trying to run arch linux with a usb passthrough using qemu on my macbook pro retina 2015, running osx Yosemite 10.10., using the command: sudo qemu-system-i386 -cpu core2duo -cdrom ...
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Ata2 exception Emask error showing in tty

I'm running Arch Linux, the problem is when I turn on my computer and enter the TTY, it's displaying: [ 5159.397489] ata2: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4040000 action 0xe frozen [ ...
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Display issue: how to tell it's hardware related?

The issue is that a portion of display on my laptop flashes not-so-dense green dirty things. Like few scattered pixelsflash green lights for few seconds and goes away. It happens unpredictably. How ...
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Ping doesn't work on non-root user

Ping doesn't work on a non-root user. [ethan@EthanPC yaourt]$ ping -c 3 www.bing.com ping: unknown host www.bing.com [root@EthanPC yaourt]# ping -c 3 www.bing.com PING any.edge.bing.com ...
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Building software on Arch and finding the dependency

I'm relatively new to compiling software. I downloaded a package called gr-scan which uses gnuradio and osmosdr (I have both installed and working via pacman already). The instructions say to edit the ...
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Adding new desktop action to Chromium

I want to add shortcuts to open Chromium with a specific user profile. If I type chromium --profile-directory="Default" in a terminal, Chromium opens with the correct profile. So I tried modifying ...
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How to select which sound output device to use for /dev/dsp OSS emulation?

I have a system with two sound devices and am using sound via HDMI out. This is Card 1, Device 7, Subdevice 0, so I set in my /usr/share/alsa.conf: defaults.ctl.card 1 defaults.pcm.card 1 ...
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Can't suspend laptop using systemd while Slack is started

Sometimes when I'm trying to suspend a laptop using systemctl hybrid-sleep, I get response like this: Failed to put system into hybrid sleep via logind: Sleep verb not supported But after reboot ...
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find command outputs nothing

Recently, find command behavior is strange. [root@luna ~]# find / -name \*.sh -print [root@luna ~]# find / -name \*.sh -print /home/data/tools/rd/RDService/scripts/createZipArchive.sh ...
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which partition should i add to free space on /?

I added a ssd drive on my desktop computer and i start reinstalling arch on it. Usually, i make two partitions (/ and /home) On my old install, i used 80GB for / and 300GB for /home before wiping my ...
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Install and run opengamma

I am trying to install Opengamma on Arch Linux as per this wiki https://github.com/OpenGamma/OG-Platform also there is a reference docker image available https://hub.docker.com/r/ptimof/opengamma/ ...
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How can I get my media keys working in i3 + gnome?

I'm using the i3 window manager along with GNOME. Everything seems to work except for my media keys--volume up, volume down, brightness up, brightness down, etc. How can I get them to work in the ...
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configure error building GHC on Arch Linux - “error adding symbols: Bad value”

I was building GHC to get more libraries than the default installation the Arch repos give, but I managed to do something to the system which makes the initial configure fail on a clean copy of the ...
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Adding custom Polkit rule

I'm using Arch Linux. When i need to work i have to use VPN. Just realized "Pritunl" has a very nice GUI and it's super easy to use. Anyway, while connecting to VPN, i have to auth that action - ...
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vim/xterm: thin vertical highlighted bars on some lines at extreme right side of screen

I use vim in an xterm. Just recently I have noticed the appearance of thin vertical highlighted bars on some lines at extreme right side of xterm. They are not tied to the text, for they remain in the ...
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errors in patching vmware for installation

I'm trying to patch vmware on my arch linux machine, using vmware-patcher and i get this error from the logs 2015-10-28T21:56:31.069-06:00| vthread-4| I125+ Failed to execute child process ...
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How to set environment variables for a Gnome Wayland session

It seems that a Gnome Wayland session ignores the file ~/.profile. At least it is not working for me under a Gdm / Gnome / wayland session with Arch Linux. So the question is, what is the proper ...
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Problems installing VMware on arch linux

I'm trying to install VMware but when it gets to "before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel" I click install, enter my password, and i get a error ...
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Is it safe to “Pull the plug” after running the halt command on UNIX

This is probably a dumb question with an easy answer, but I can't seem to shed any light on it after hours of Google-ing. From what I have learned the halt command on UNIX (e.g BSD) & Unix-like ...
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Location of xscreensaver daemon?

I'm hoping someone can help me find the location of the xscreensaver daemon so I can put that into my start-up apps instead of the stupid work-around I did with xscreensaver-demo. I have read and ...
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Internet not working on Arch Linux OpenVZ

I have installed Arch Linux on OpenVZ VPS trought rsync, it's working perfectly but internet is not working. ip link shows: 1: lo: <LOOPBACK> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state DOWN mode DEFAULT ...
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Why is Rsync is only sending an incremental file list via SSH?

I’m trying to copy clean Arch Linux installation and send it to other VPS trought SSH. It doesn’t do anything else than send out an incremental file list. rsync -axH --delete -e ssh --stats -P build/ ...
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Writing systemd service file to start after TTYACM0 device mount

I have written the standard domoticz systemd service file below to enable the service on boot - but I am unsure how to cause it to delay until after my USB adapter (which uses TTY ACM0 device) is ...
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Getting Grub to display the boot menu before attempting to decrypt

I wasn't able to find a guide on this anywhere online - I'm dual-booting with Windows and an encrypted Arch system (following the guide found on the Arch wiki), both show up fine in my GRUB boot menu, ...
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Can't see second virtual monitor from xrandr

I'm running an Arch linux guest on Virtualbox 5.0.6, on an OS X 10.11 host, with the latest guest additions installed. I'm using i3wm as a desktop. I've added 2 virtual monitors to my VM but can see ...
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WQHD+FHD monitors scaling problems

I recently added an WQHD to my two FHD, now the setup is: FHD(rotated 90°) - WQHD - FHD. The WQHD screen looks gorgeous, however the FHDs show everything to large like descriped in the arch-wiki. ...
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shutdown vs shutdown now - shutting down system as non-root

I just observed something strange. Logged into an archlinux system as a non-privileged user, I executed shutdown. As expected, it returned Must be root. To my surprise, executing shutdown now it ...
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How to put Linux Boot Manager in front of Windows Boot Manager?

Edit: I use systemd-boot I have set up a dual boot with Windows 10 and Arch on my laptop, but I can't move the Linux Boot Manager option from the Boot Option Menu in front of the Windows Boot ...
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ssmtp error 501: Could not decode user and password

Im trying to send email from cron via ssmtp but get the error: Authorization failed (501 Could not decode user and password) ssmtp.conf: root=mail@mydomainname.com mailhub=smtp.zoho.com:465 ...
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Unable to move a file on a network shared drive?

mv -t Perry perry.iso mv: cannot move ‘perry.iso’ to ‘Perry/perry.iso’: Device or resource busy Fuser and lsof turn up nothing accessing perry.iso - running the commands returns no output. Perry is ...
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Converting BIOS mode Arch Linux to UEFI

I have an arch install on my PC, But dual booting windows 10 needs UEFI. How would I convert BIOS into UEFI ? Without losing data.
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How to execute a command when screen resolution changes in Linux

I’m running Linux in a VM, and I want to run a script whenever the X server resolution changes (usually from going in/out of full-screen mode in the VM). How can I do this?
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Arch Linux: Cannot control fan speed

I just installed arch linux on my laptop and I noticed that my fans are full speed all the time so I tried to fix that. I followed the wiki guide here but I am stuck because everytime I run sensors I ...
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Cant dual boot Windows 10 with Arch Linux

I have a existing Arch Linux system and want to install windows 10 on it. I booted windows installation media from a USB stick, I do have a NTFS partition to install windows. When I go to install it ...
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Why the find cmd is not working inside /sys/class?

I was looking for this file: /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness So I tried searching for it using this cmd: sudo find /sys -name "brightness" But it doesn't find it. I can go in the ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 with existing Arch install

My PC has Arch Linux installed already, how will I dual boot W10 ? Will it replace grub with Windows boot loader ? Will it erase arch altogether ? Thanks !
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Partition a partition before Linux Arch installation with GNU Parted

I am booting Linux Arch-ISO and RTFM but could not find my special state in the beginner’s guide and other sides of the Arch-wiki. I have a hard drive sdb and want to divide the partition sdb2 (which ...
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installing packages - Arch Linux Base System

I am trying to learn Arch Linux and have been struggling since a while for installing it. My problem : I had made a boot on partition(sda1) of 1GB. root partition(sda2) of 30GB. swap ...
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How to set default keyboard layout for GDM 3.16?

I have two keyboard layout (Colemak and Qwerty). When I have logged into my Gnome session my keyboard layout is set to Colemak automatically. But for some reason I can't change the default GDM ...
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Change charge_full_design value in Arch

I recently installed Arch and noticed that acpi was reporting the incorrect battery capacity value, here is the output: acpi -i Battery 0: Charging, 87%, 00:14:12 until charged Battery 0: design ...
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Starting an window manager on hybrid graphics system fails

I'm a completely new user of Arch Linux. I installed the system nearly like described by the German beginners guide. The most important things according this problem: Bootmanager: GRUB Installed ...
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Bluetoothctl Failing to pair with speakers, AuthenticationFailed

I'm trying to connect my Lenovo Carbon X1 to a bluetooth speaker(Watson CO 4015 MUB) using bluetoothctl. Unfortunately the pairing process fails with error : org.bluez.Error.AuthenticationFailed. I ...
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Arch Linux fails to tty

I'm trying to boot Arch Linux from a USB drive, but I cannot open pacman or whatever. I've downloaded the Arch Linux .ISO file and put it on a USB using Rufus, but it fails to load properly. I am ...
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setting up mirrorlist for pacman.d in chroot / installing arch to usb stick

I am new to ArchLinux and—moreover—deeper linux noodling. I am following the guide on the Arch Wiki. I am at a step where I set up the mirror list for repositories. I have my mirrorlist file in ...
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GRUB not listing extended partitons

So I just installed Arch Linux on a external drive. I created a extended partition and created swap and root partition inside. There is another partition with old files. The problem is GRUB doesn’t ...
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mdadm not reassembling array on boot

I'm currently using arch on my Asus UX51VZ laptop for almost a month. I have a fakeraid setup with two 256GB SSDs using mdadm. I was using this configuration without any problems. However after I've ...
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WebRTC on Raspberry Pi 2

We are trying to run WebRTC in a browser on the Pi, but we won´t get it working. IceWeasel or Chromium won´t show any video stream, just blank windows. We are using Raspbian right now as the operating ...
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Can't use sudo when autologin in Arch Linux

I have a Pandaboard running Arch Linux, the default non root user is alarm. I'm trying to automatically login at startup with the alarm user. I followed the instructions here and created the file ...
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Random kernel panic after re-installing Arch Linux

I recently had two hard drives that crashed in a RAID 5 array, I didn't configure any monitoring, so I didn't notice that one had been crashed for a while. So I decided to scrap everything and start ...