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Grub cannot find root disk on VirtualBox

I've built myself a boot image of a variant of Arch Linux for writing to USB sticks. It uses grub with default values, and it works just fine when booting a physical box from USB. (This question ...
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“Unable to find root device” on a fresh ArchLinux install

I have installed the latest version of ArchLinux (2014.06.01) on a MacBook Pro 8,1 (15", if that matters regarding hardware) dual-booting with OSX following the instructions in the official install ...
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Antialising / Fonts in Java/Netbeans

In the Netbeans editor, fonts look really ugly: There are several suggestions in the ArchLinux Wiki but they didn´t work for me. What do I have to do to get a normal Netbeans experience with ...
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How to change the resolution of the TTY on Arch Linux

I followed the Arch beginner's wiki to install on VMWare player (host is win7) Arch without x-server and I would like to know how I can change the resolution of what I think is called a TTY to make ...
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Is there an equivalent of arch linux's yaourt in debian?

I am an arch linux user using some debian machines. I am very used to using yaourt to install any and every random thing I can think of so that even random packages are version controlled on my ...
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ARCH boot error from USB:modprobe: FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/3.15.5-2-ARCH/modules.deb, no such file or directory

I am following the (32-bit) ARCH installation tutorial on http://wideaperture.net/blog/?p=3851 This works fine on VirtualBox. No issues. However, when I repeat the process on a real hardware with ...
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Linux/Bluez: Bluetooth keyboard cannot be added, getting strange “file not found” error from bluetoothd

I originally paired my bluetooth keyboard using the gnome-3.12 gui, and after a recent update (archlinux) it stopped working. I unpaired the keyboard and now can't get it to pair again. When I scan ...
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Weird mouse issue with browsers Arch Linux

When I'm browsing my touchpad two finger scroll is "laggy". If I plug a usb mouse, the wheel scroll does not work. It happens with Goole Chrome (from AUR), Chromium and Firefox. Everywhere else in ...
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Agave will not open Error libglade-WARNING

Here is the output of the terminal. Im running Manjaro NET x86 and I have the libglade library installed. Any ideas? (agave:3689): libglade-WARNING **: could not find glade file ...
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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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Slow internet using Arch Linux

after a week or so of using Arch Linux I cant access the internet - it takes around 5 mins to load google (most of the other websites just give me a timeout), pacman's downloading speed range between ...
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unable to switch TTY in arch linux

So I'm moving away from Ubuntu into the realm of Arch Linux. In Ubuntu I was able to switch TTYs with ctrl+alt+F1/F2... and etc. In Arch when I attempt this, I'm merely dumped to a black screen ...
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Sound does not work on X-server, works in TTY, Arch Linux w/ALSA

My sound system isn't working when I use the X server. When I use it in a TTY, it works fine. In a TTY, the output of aplay -l: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA ...
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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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Arch Linux booting with read only filesystems

I installed Arch today and when I logged in I noticed that my filesystem is read only. How can I fix this?
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Bash says file does not exist, but it does

I'm trying to compile the firmware for my linksys WRVS4400N. ls shows that exist but when it try to run it bash says it does not exist. I can also cat it, and it is an executable, not a shell script. ...
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Cannot disable gnome hot corner in Arch

I'm trying to disable the left top hot corner in gnome (Arch Linux) I read a tutorial for this in the arch wiki here. The thing is, i can only find this section: this.actor = new Clutter.Actor({ ...
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After updating archlinux, the maximum volume is far too low

I booted my Archlinux PC today and opened Mumble, and found that I couldn't hear anyone, so I opened some music and I couldn't hear that. After turning my volume to the maximum possible level in ...
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Is there a way to use a “hardware fingerprint” to automatically mount an eCryptFS directory on boot?

I would like to have an eCryptfs directory "securely" automatically mounted on boot without logging in. My scenario is this: I have an embedded ArchLinux server (ARM-based) that uses a removable ...
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An inaccessible folder with a random name has appeared in my ~/Pictures folder

Today I noticed a folder within my Pictures folder, that I did not create, and can't access even with root privileges, it is named "3TNksAEHqX" and I can't use ls on it, though I can stat it, as seen ...
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OpenBox folder label color changing?

I'm currently struggling agaist a little irritating thing - I'm new to Linux overall, I have Arch Linux installed and Openbox for GUI. I'd like to change folder label (names) colors - they are grey in ...
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Arch Linux non-critical error on insertion of install disk

I'm trying to install Arch Linux i686 on a 2008 laptop. Upon starting up the machine and booting from the live disk, I get the following three errors: b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode15.fw" ...
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Troubles with Arch Linux + Conky + i3-wm causing “status_command is not executable (exit 126)”

Ok, this is a pretty specific issue and I am currently at wit's end here. First, I'll describe what I'm trying to do. I have been playing with Vagrant and Puppet to set up a very small Arch Linux VM ...
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Are there any Linux distributions which have Perl 6 as the default/only Perl version?

The title pretty much says it all. In the same way that Arch Linux has Python 3 as the built-in/main version of Python, are there any Linux/Unixish distros that have done the same with Perl 6? I ...
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Sticky bit and chattr

I want to protect my folders in $HOME from an accidental deletion. I applied chattr +i on them, but I noticed that the last is applied recursively, thus, indeed the folder can't be deleted but also I ...
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Is SELinux really useful or needed [closed]

So I noticed that Fedora takes around 35 seconds to boot and ArchBang was only taking around 15. I did soom looking into it and I guess SELinux has a lot to dow ith this and I was wondering if ...
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Arch Linux remapping keys

I was interested in installing Arch (or more specifically archbang) but could not figure out how to remap CAPSLOCK to ESC. I tried loadkeys, but it had an error: could not get a file descriptor ...
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Issues installing linux drivers from makefile

Since this was more of a software/driver issue I posted the question on SuperUser rather than EE Exchange. I searched around on the net a bit and found a very useful USART to USB converter bridge. ...
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Openbox remap caps lock to escape

I guess the title is pretty clear. I want it so that when I hit the caps lock key it acts as though I ahd hit escape. This is on Arch with Openbox.
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Linux Arch: dhcpcd fails to start wireless srvice though worked before

I have only wireless service on my computer (I cannot physically move it to reach Ethernet). As I start Linux, I see an error message: (I replaced wlp0... with ) [FAILED] Failed to start dhcpcd ...
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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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Archlinux - Battery detected only on AC plug/unplug

I use Archlinux on a new Dell Inspiron 14. I need to plug/unplug the power cord to have the battery detected. For instance, now, the battery icon tells me that no battery is connected and $ ls ...
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Archlinux - Sound card detected only on status change

I use Archlinux. The sound is enabled only when I plug (or unplug) a jack wire. EDIT: I forgot to say that I am on a new DELL Inspiron 14 So I think it's when the sound card detects a state change ...
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Unable to Find WiFi Interface on Arch Linux

I am running Arch on VMWare and I am unable to find a WiFi interface. When I run ip link I get: When I try to ping www.google.com it says that it is an unknown host but when I ping 0.0.0.0 I get a ...
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Xfce4 giving me a blank screen on Arch

I am running Arch Linux and am trying to use Xfce4 as a desktop environment. I have xorg installed and xfce4 and xfce4-goodies. I've made the xinitc file and when I run startx it seems like it is ...
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linux - some web pages won't load in any browser, as any user

I have an arch linux system which i haven't used in a few months. I recently logged in, updated via pacman -Syu, restarted, and tried to access my heroku account at id.heroku.com. After typing in ...
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Installation of Arch Linux [closed]

I am interested in Arch Linux because it seems like it would be a learning experience to install and use it...and because I read that being so minimal it is pretty fast (is this true?) But I was ...
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Arch Linux pacman error while loading shared libraries on Raspberry Pi

I know there are tons of forum posts on this, but I have found nothing on my exact problem. My Raspberry Pi just arrived and I installed Arch Linux and booted up, changed the timezone and password, ...
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Unable to login to arch linux

I am new to archlinux. I am using live usb for archlinux. When I booted it said not a COM32R image. I explored on Google, used Tab and choose have64 and then it booted. Now I am not able to login I ...
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Triple booting on a Mac Book [almost there]; boot loader issues

Here is my current GPT/MBR partition table: Current GPT partition table: # Start LBA End LBA Type 1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT) 2 409640 663646255 Mac OS X ...
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What's the static IP address, subnet mask, etc, for VMware Player

I'm trying to set up Arch Linux in VMware player. I set up the player so that it automatically connected the guest to the internet, and it worked (I could download the packages needed for install, ...
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Can't setup Nginx with PHP on Arch linux

I have tried to set up a LEMP server (Nginx, PHP, MySQL) on Arch Linux for a while, and have tried a few different online tutorials. Most recently I tried: http://www.adminempire.com/how-to-insta … ...
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(Arch)Linux board with dual ethernet

I am looking for a Linux board with the following requirements: 2 ethernet ports (helpful, but only 1 required) 2 USB ports SDXC support (for SD/MicroSD) WiFi (>25 concurrent users ideally) HDMI or ...
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X11/Gnome/TrackPoint: custom button mapping not working

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T430s running with Arch Linux/Gnome 3.6 and I want to switch the left and right button of the trackpoint buttons (the upper ones). I can switch the left/right buttons of ALL ...
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How to setup access point that will work with newer devices (iPhone 5s, latest iPad, etc)

Basically I've got an access point up and running and I can see the network on my the devices I've tested (iPhone 4S, 5S, new iMac and very old iMac), cannot connect to any device other than iPhone ...
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Starting programs from terminal then exiting terminal exits started programs?

I really was unsure how to phrase the question title. What I mean is that when I use the terminal to start a program, most of the time when the terminal is closed it also exits the programs started ...
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Disable system events from increasing the master volume

I have a laptop that I frequently use during lectures. To do so I want the sound to be turned of, hence I mute the master volume/scale it down to 0% Then when something triggers a system message like ...
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Is there a way to setup a hotspot with a domain name rather than IP address?

Basically I've setup a hotspot and its currently being accessed through an IP address. I'd like to use a hostname instead. This is for internal use only, meaning the ODROID device which is being used ...
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Xmonad can't find module XMonad

Whenever xmonad starts, restarts, or is recompiled, I get an xmessage: xmonad.hs:1:8: Could not find module `XMonad' Perhaps you meant Monad (needs flag -package haskell98-2.0.0.2) ...
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Arch Linux error on boot: “fsck: /sbin/fsck.ext4: execute failed: Exec format error”

I am not sure what this is or how to fix it. This error displays on boot and shortly afterwards everything appears to freeze just before my display manager is loaded. I have also tried chroot'ing ...