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Stop Dropbox from syncing on WiFi

How do I make Dropbox on Linux only sync over Ethernet? My WiFi card is rather malfunction-y, and Dropbox "sputters" when on WiFi and eats up my processor (this is definitely a driver issue, not a ...
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Arch Linux update some specific repository

How to update a specific repository database? When I use pacman -Sy it updates all the repositories i.e. core, extra, community. Is there any option so that I can sync database for some specific ...
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CLI cURL works flawlessly, Apache with mod_php cannot resolve host, how to fix?

Setup: cURL 7.32.0 Apache 2.2.25 PHP 5.5.4 Whenever I attempt to: $ch = curl_init('www.google.com'); curl_exec($ch); var_dump(curl_error($ch)); within PHP, I get: Could not resolve host: ...
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Why isn't my custom GNOME launcher showing

I'm trying to get a launcher to show up on Arch linux with Gnome 3.8 but for some reason it doesn't show up on the menu. I have to strip down the version of the original sublime_text.desktop file ...
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In span of some days, memory climbs up to 90%, then stays there. Is that a memory leak? How to detect what processes use cached memory?

I have a NAS with a cutom web OS and tons of daemons running that together form a system to complement Mobotix IP cameras. In the recent weeks, I'm having a bit of a problem - the built-in resource ...
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Crash after adding 8G memory?

I have a laptop, Vaio EB47. I run ArchLinux x86_64, kernel 3.11.1, swap 2G. I added a 8G memory stick(1600Hz) in it yesterday. But when its memory reaches 1G, it crashes. I run memtest86+ to try to ...
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Retina MBP won't recognize Archboot flash drive

I'm trying to install Arch on a flash drive. To do so, I'm trying to first get a bootable, "live" version of Arch on the flash drive I'm going to install it on later. I've followed the instructions ...
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Mouse stops moving after a every few seconds, but revives after click action

I am using Arch Linux and according to "uname -r" my Linux Kernel Version is 3.10.10-1-ARCH. This problem appeared after a full system update recently. Any idea how to fix this? Thanks in advance ...
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Archlinux, how to customize the login information?

Which file should I edit to customize the login information? How to custom the system startup information?
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Mount internal drive as user otherwise power it off

On my arch laptop I have got a second drive in a cd bay, sda. I would like to mount it without root permissions. That is one problem I can cope with many tricks (udisks etc). One thing that is ...
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Running pacman in arch bang

I have installed arch bang in my vmware workstation. The internet works fine but the pacman is not working Output of pacman -Syy : :: Synchronizing package databases... error: failed to update core ...
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Dual boot of windows and archlinux with syslinux bootloader

I have seen many answers to this , however all of them is related to the grub bootloader . Can anybody help me with the basic partitioning of the disk with gdisk . I can handle the rest from there . ...
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Cannot install ArchLinux on Acer Aspire containing windows 8

I am in a tad bit of a problem . I am trying to install ArchLinux on my new Acer Aspire V5 http://i.imgur.com/xvkvFPx.jpg . I have made my OS usb bootable using software from pendriveinux.com . I have ...
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Major ghosting in dual screen

So I have the following setup: Arch Linux with Compiz as stand-alone window manager. Whenever I use the dual screen setup and drag windows into the VGA outputted screen I get major ghosting. Last I ...
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arch linux autostart Interactive program Written in c++ at boot before tty1 appears

I'm trying to autostart an interactive C++ program at boot before TTY1 appears. I have created a file called /etc/systemd/system/myapp.service with the following contents: [Unit] Description=myapp ...
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How to boot runlevel 3 as non-root user?

I'm using Arch Linux. I can boot to runlevel 3, but any other level than default (7) results in a prompt asking for my root password. (Including runlevel 3.) The normal login screen for linux is ...
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Arch + AwesomeWM -> How to configure keybindings

I just switched to awesomewm. I am however wondering how can I: Make left Alt be Mod4 too (so both LAlt and Meta are Mod4) Make CapsLock become Escape Thanks
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Trouble Adding ROMs in GroovyArcade

I don't know if any of you have experience with GroovyArcade, but hopefully someone's heard of it. It's an all-inclusive Linux live CD designed for emulating old game systems and arcades, based on ...
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Notebook running hot with ArchBang

This is my first installation of Arch, so I may have forgotten something. After booting it, the laptop quickly starts to became hot. I've been reading documentation on Arch wiki, but didn't found ...
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Do I have to expect flash memory wear out when mounting a partition read-only?

I have created a simple kiosk-style Arch Linux installation on a Raspberry Pi that simply launches a web browser and shows some weather information. To make the daily system bootup/shutdown routine ...
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rfkill unblock all service does not work on ArchLinux

I'm trying to set up my HP EliteBook 2530p with ArchLinux. Everything works except for the wifi card which is hardblocked by default. Typing rfkill unblock all works and unblocks the wifi card until ...
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Perl program won't run on arm6, but it runs on my 64bit computer

I'm trying to run [pisg][1] on my raspberry pi, which is running archlinux arm, and every time I try to run it, I get: Root ~>pisg -cf pisg.conf Warning: Couldn't parse -cfg option Could ...
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Bumblebee fails to switch to discrete card

I have a laptop with a Intel HD4000 and a nVidia Quadro K2000M. I just reinstalled Archlinux on my laptop on this morning, so it’s a fresh install. I graphics drivers that way: yaourt -S ...
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Arch Linux install while on a network that requires browser-based login

I need to be able to log in to my dorm's internet connection using a web browser. Without doing so, I have no internet connection, and can therefore not install Arch Linux or any packages or what have ...
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nginx + cgi (c++ programs)

I am stuck setting my nginx to work with custom cgi programs (using xmlrpc-c library). I am trying with fcgiwrap/spawn-fcgi like this: $ spawn-fcgi -f /usr/bin/fcgiwrap -s /tmp/fcgi.sock ...
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Linux: Disable Laptop Touchpad Using In-Build Sensor

These days many laptop devices come with a touchpad that have sensor next to them. By double clicking these sensor (or single clicking on some of them) the touch pad is disabled until the sensor is ...
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Archlinux wrong localtime

Here is datetimectl output, Why local time is not set to Universal time? And I have enable ntpd service. The local time should be Sun 2013-08-11 21:45:21 UTC. Local time: Mon 2013-08-12 ...
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Convert GPT to UEFI or MBR

I have HDD with Arch linux installed, this disk uses GPT. I would like to convert it to UEFI for using with another laptop (ASUS N56VM), which doesn't support booting from GPT at all (which is ...
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Windows 8 Volume Shadow Copy and Arch Linux

Guys I'm with a problem regarding the backup of my windows 8 machine. It fails reporting: "A shadow copy could not be created. Pleasse check 'VSS' and 'SPP' application event logs for more ...
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Removed Syslinux by Accident Cannot Properly Setup Dual Boot Win8 + Archlinux

by accident I removed initial sector and could not boot neither system. Now I`ve setup a grub where I can at least boot windows. I still have the config files from syslinux in: /dev/sdb5 Grub and ...
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Arch linux boots into graphical bug with no console access (ATI card)

I installed Arch with gnome 3 yesterday and all was going well. I installed open source video drivers for my card (Radeon HD7770) however the performance was really bad (I could hear my GFX card fan ...
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Serving manually set time

I have set my NTP config to this: # local server server 127.0.0.1 fudge 127.0.0.1 stratum 10 # Only allow read-only access from localhost restrict -4 default kod nomodify notrap nopeer noquery ...
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rtcwake not working without ac pluged in

(arch, thinkpad x200) just tried to set up a script to switch from "suspend to ram" to "suspend to disk" after 24 hours. I am using rtcwake for this. weird problem: rtcwake is not working. If I try ...
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Is my VPN tunnel connected? Is my traffic going via the VPN tunnel? How do i verify this?

From RHEL i have to connect VPN server and reach that target PC1. Till now it was possible to make the VPN interconnect but 10.0.0.108 cant ping 10.109.0.200. Variables: ME WAN IP: 8.8.8.8 (Amazon ...
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pacman -Syu fails on one network but succeeds on others

I'm a Archlinux user. I have had trouble in pacman for 2 weeks. And I can't decide it's the problem of the network or pacman. I use virtualbox and have some virtual archlinux machines. Since last ...
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archlinux pacman -Syu fails all the time

It is killing me for the week. Since Monday, It fails every single time when I try to use pacman -Syu to update my system and gives error messages on the picture. It trys to connect via ipv6. I ping ...
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How do I install Windows 8 using a GPT Partition scheme?

This question seems to have been asked in very similar form in the past, but I was unable to find a relevant answer her or elsewhere. I am ultimately looking to install a dual boot of x64 Windows 8 ...
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KDE Crashes before starting: Arch Linux

Today I installed Arch Linux on my old desktop which used to work just fine with Ubuntu 12.04. The installation was successful and I installed SLiM session manager and xorg and all dependencies. ...
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GRUB restarts on GRUB Loading

I have installed ArchLinux and I want to boot from SSD. My partitions (in /etc/fstab): /dev/sdb3 - mounted as / /dev/sda1 - mounted as /boot [bios_grub on] /dev/sda2 - mounted as /etc /dev/sda3 - ...
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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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Hard blocked wifi - Lenovo IdeaPad y570 arch linux

I have a problem with setting up my wireless connection. Recently I have installed Arch Linux on my machine without setting wireless at all (I used wired connection). Now, I want to configure my ...
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Arch Linux freezes during boot and conflicting video drivers

I recently managed to install Arch Linux onto my Macbook (2,1). It's working fine for me, except for a more or less dramatic problem during the boot process. In almost 2 out of 3 cases i get the ...
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How do I know if a NAT device is taking place on my network?

I am trying to deploy a Tahoe-LAFS grid on my machine, but other machines can't connect to mine. In the configuration doc it mentioned that a NAT device in action may need further configuration. So I ...
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RAID 0 (stripe) set can not be booted. `write same failed` error

I have a Dell precision T5400 workstation with a Dell hardware SAS raid controller and 2 SAS drives in striping. Since kernel 3.9 was released I seem to be unable to boot properly and get a "Write ...
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Arch Linux: xWayland, how to install and run (e17)?

I would like to try Wayland/Xwayland on Arch. The issue is the online documentation is not very rich and there are quite no fresh tutorial. Actually I have installed wayland and I can run it with ...
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UEFI: Failed to install override security policy

I run the latest Arch Linux image on ASUS Sabertooth 990FX and get this error. Failed to install override security policy. How can i fix it?
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pacman - list installed packages form given repo

How to list all installed packages coming from certain repo eg. community? I want plain output (just a list of names) like this: zynaddsubfx xsel ...
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OpenVPN works locally but not publically

Main Problem I can get OpenVPN to work when I use all local IP addresses but when I try to connect the client to a public address, it doesn't work. I'm following this guide: ...
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Arch Linux Install Scripts on MacBook Pro Retina

I've spent many hours trying to configure arch linux on my macbook pro. I get stuck at "Loading initial ram state" when I reboot after install. Here is the script(s), I've created chronicling my ...
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Remote Access without Teamviewer or Hamachi - Part 2 of 2

INTRODUCTION This discussion is a continuation from here: superuser.com/questions/610383/remote-access-without-teamviewer-or-hamachi/610396?noredirect=1#comment755389_610396 I want to remotely and ...