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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 "/home/...
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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 Manager:...
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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 partition(...
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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 /etc/...
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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 ...
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External HDD inaccessible after formatting ext4+LUKS

In an attempt to establish a backup of my Arch Linux installation, I reformatted my My Passport Ultra 1 TB Drive. It was previously used on Windows, so I think the file system was NTFS (although I'm ...
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How can I make i3wm bind multitouch gesture to change desktop?

The one feature I really miss from OSX is multitouch gestures for changing desktops. Three-finger-swipe in either direction let me go to next/prev fullscreen app or desktop. I would very much like ...
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Difficulty configuring uim for Japanese on Arch Linux

Some background: I'm running Arch Linux with Gnome 3 (for under 1 month now), and I'm pretty sure I'm using systemd to manage my X session. I'd welcome instructions on how to know for sure, though. ...
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How can I get Manjaro Linux to retain user settings after reboot?

I’ve installed Manjaro Linux (based on Arch Linux) as a dual boot with Windows 8.1 on a machine using UEFI. So far, it runs great, except that any changes to settings I make only last for that user ...
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This arch install not yet working, /sbin/init trouble

I do an lvm2 arch install, as the installation page on the wiki tells. I do what the wiki page tells, with the mileage: put Grub as boot manager. Set the lvm2 hook on the mkinitcpio configuration. ...
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Git not pushing changes to github after pushing changes from another PC

I have the following setup concerning Git: A small server running Arch Linux and the default Git client. I have this setup to automatically make changes to certain files and then push those changes ...
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Utilite Pro + ArchLinux ARM + Wayland: List available displays

I am trying to run an instance of Weston on a Utilite Pro running ArchLinux ARM and I wanted to output the graphics to the second screen and hopefully run some logging code on the other screen. I am ...
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ECryptfs in Arch Linux not running with an error, “ERROR: Cannot get ecryptfs version, ecryptfs kernel module not loaded?”

I was following the ECryptfs Arch Linux setup instructions, and ran into this problem: root@alarm:~# ecryptfs-setup-private --nopwcheck --noautomount ERROR: Cannot get ecryptfs version, ecryptfs ...
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Group permission not enforced

My problem is that I have a directory /opt/commondir that needs to be accessed (rwx) by multiple users. All of them are by default members of a group named after the user, eg (user1 is a member of ...
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Vim ~/.vimrc au! FileChangedShell

I put this command in ~/.vimrc. au! FileChangedShell img.dat | r img.dat which also contains set autochdir " pwd is always directory of current buffer I hoped to ensure that, if ...
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Gnome - touchpad gesturers

I am using gnome 3.17.90 on XPS 13 2015 , arch linux. I tried use xf86-input-libinput. The touchpad works well as a mouse and for scrolling up and down. I dont understand how can I make the ...
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How to make urxvt and emacs display fonts the same way?

Here's an image of emacs (left) and urxvt (right) displaying contents of the same file. Note how urxvt characters are shorter, wider, and (to me) not as pleasing to the eye. On some systems (GuixSD,...
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Can't boot into archiso (Arhc Linux) in my HP netbook to perfom installation of it

I'm trying to install Arch Linux in na HP Pavilion 10". I deleted all partitions (including EFI partition, I guess) with cfdisk the only time i booted with Arch, but now I rebooted and i can't boot ...
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After Upgrade: Pacman error 404

I've upgraded Arch Linux on my Raspberry, and now receiving following error every time I want to update my system with pacman -Syu: :: Synchronizing package databases... error: failed retrieving ...