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TL-WN725N Access-Point on ArchLinux + Hostapd

I bought a TL-WN725N v2 wifi usb dongle for my Raspberry. Amazon read it would work out of the box but it didn't. So I followed several tutorials to have the driver working. Now the problem is to ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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How to map the Caps Lock key to Escape key in Arch Linux

My OS is Arch Linux amd64, Gnome ENV. I want to map the Caps Lock key to Esc (escape) in Arch Linux. I run the command: xmodmap -e 'clear Lock' -e 'keycode 0x42 = Escape' It works well, but a ...
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Not able to set wallpaper after reboot through ~/.fehbg in .xinitrc in i3 on Arch Linux

I'm trying to set my wallpaper using an automated script in .xinitrc rather than having to set it after every reboot by myself. I've used feh to set the wallpaper. And then used the generated .fehbg ...
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Mounting HFS+ partition on Arch Linux

I'm having some problems with mounting an hfs+ partition on Arch Linux. When I run sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sda2 /mnt/mac I get this error: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on ...
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Gnome 3 programs disappearing

I'm on Arch using gnome 3, and programs will randomly "disappear" after a lenth of time sometimes, but I know they are working in the background. For example, I had teamspeak up, left my computer for ...
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$XDG_CONFIG_HOME issue while installing Bspwm [Arch Linux]

So I'm off a fresh install of Arch Linux and now I'm at the stage of configuring Bspwm and have been reading off of https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bspwm I've also been reading this to get a ...
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start systemd-nspawn/systemd container on boot

I've been working with systemd-nspawn and have a couple of containers that I'd like to automatically start at system start. I'm using arch linux and according to the archwiki entry, the following ...
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Accidentally deleted the wrong partition. Now my drive is not appearing

My computer is in the process of being dual-booted windows 8.1/Arch. I have two drives: a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I have the SSD reserved strictly for windows (because of recent mistakes made in ...
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Starting X only gives a black screen, even if started with options

I just installed Arch from a live cd, set up network, installed wifi drivers, catalyst for my gpu (mobility hd 5470), xorg with all stuff it needs and then I started to try to use startx ...
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ArchLinux installation - missing tools

I'm trying to install ArchLinux by following the beginners' guide on the Arch wiki. I managed to establish a internet connection, but right now I'm stuck with preparing the storage drive. Whenever I ...
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Added 2x DIMMs to Linux system but not seen in Total Memory

I had an old PC with Arch Linux $ uname -a Linux desktop 4.1.4-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Aug 3 21:53:10 UTC 2015 i686 GNU/Linux with 2GB RAM. I've added 2x1Gb DDR2 DIMMs and now the system has ...
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Install arch linux when lvm on luks keyfile on usb and bootlouder on usb

'm trying to install Arch Linux in the following way: LVM is installed on LUKS when the LUKS key is image stored on USB And the botlaodr is also on additional USB For some reason, even though I did ...
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My nvidia-settings /etc/X11/xorg.conf seems to not be saving or running?

I've got a fresh install of Arch-Linux, I'm running Gnome/GDM/Nvidia proprietary driver from pacman -S nvidia I then went sudo nvidia-xconfig and sudo nvidia-settings changed my monitor to ...
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Macbook air Wifi won't start on boot anymore. arch linux

I rebooted my computer manually this morning, via the power button on the keyboard, because I have yet to find out how to get my macbook to sleep correctly. When it booted back up it failed to start ...
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How do I boot to new drive?

So here's the deal. I have a laptop that came with Windows and a plethora of other partitions. I added a couple partitions after shrinking the Windows one for Linux. I'm using rEFInd for my bootloader ...
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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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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 Windows 7) Arch without x-server and I would like to know how I can change the resolution of what I think is called the TTY to ...
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How to overwrite one line of local config instead of whole file (icons related)

When I copy /usr/share/icons/Faenza-Green to ~/.icons and change in ~/.icons/Faenza-Green/index.theme [Icon Theme] Name=Faenza-Green Inherits=Faenza-Dark,Faenza,gnome ... long rest of a file ... ...
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How to Setup Codeblocks for openGL in Manjaro Linux

I have searched every corner, I couldn't find any solution. I want to setup OpenGl in CodeBlocks in Linux. I've been looking for it from last 34 hours. Help me !!!
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Black screen and cursor after upgrading Arch

Yesterday I've upgraded my Arch system with yaourt -Syua. When I rebooted computer and logged in, I saw a black screen with mouse cursor instead of terminal, lemonbar and other stuff i should see when ...
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Stop Monitor Wake-Up Events Using KDE Plasma 5

I'm using Arch Linux with KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment. Unfortunately, I've been having this odd issue with my monitors waking up after going into screen energy saving. I haven't figured out all ...
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How to get mac address of a device using linux without using automatic tools?

I want to know if there is a method to obtain mac address of a protected(wpa 2 ) wifi hotspot or network without using aircrack -ng , airdump-ng,etc. But rather by some basic command.
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What to download using pacman while Installing arch linux?

Do we need to download all the packages like bash,vi,etc using pacman in order to run arch-chroot command while installing arch?
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Why can't I run any software I want, on any kind of device? [closed]

I don't understand quite a simple thing. Why can't I run any software I want on any kind of device? I mean, why can't I run (just for example) Windows OS on the iPhone? Both have hard drives, RAM, ...
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Zsh shows debug information on startup

My zsh shell is showing some weird behaviour lately. Every time i start a new session these debug information are shown before my prompt: LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 LESS=-R LOGNAME=username ...
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Unable to install in MSYS2 using Arch Linux pacman

I have installed MSYS2 on Windows and successfully used the Arch Linux pacman installer to get a bunch of programs on there (gcc puthon vim etc). Some things give a "not found" error, though, and I ...
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Should I run arch linux through bootcamp?

Just a question, I love macs, I love arch linux, is it possible to arch through bootcamp on the el capitan beta?
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How do I stop rfkill module from hardblocking my wifi, without rfkill command?

I went into my BIOS the other day, didn't change anything, and rebooted. After this, my wifi was hardblocked. I looked online for solutions, and learned of the rfkill command. But I get rfkill: ...
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Unable to install Linux header for current kernel with pacman

I have installed kernel version 3.16.1-1 but i am unable to install the linux headers, as pacman attempts to install the latest version. How do i install the right kernel headers? I am using a UDOO ...
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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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VirtualBox: USB device is busy with the previous request

I want to use my pendrive on Arch Linux that is currently on VirtualBox. My host system is Windows 10. I've already added a USB device filter, but Arch doesn't see any USB disk. When I try to connect ...
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Replace GTK file dialog with alternative

Is there any way to configure GTK programs to use a different file dialog? Reading ancient articles on the default dialog and seeing no difference to the current version does no bode well for it's ...
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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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Set nautilus up action to backspace

I use arch linux. I had changed the Up action of nautilus from Alt+left arrow to Backspace. But after a full update, it reverted back to Alt+left. I checked the file '~/.config/nautilus/accels' but ...
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Accessing LUKS-encrypted exFAT partition with FreeOTFE

My computer is setup with dual boot Windows 8.1 and Arch Linux, with the windows partition encrypted with BitLocker and Arch encrypted with dm-crypt/LUKS. (I would have used Truecrypt, but they are on ...
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Docker - Error starting daemon

I have tried to install Docker to my RPI on Arch Linux and got the following error message, when try to start a new container. FATA[0000] Error starting daemon: Error initializing network ...
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Xorg not working properly in arch linux

New to Arch Linux and having problems getting any desktop environment or window manager to work properly after a clean install. After I installed the Nvidia graphics driver for my laptop I installed ...
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Upon booting an Arch Linux installation media, how do I know which drive is which?

So let's say I have a 5 disks. How do I know which one is /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc and so on?
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Creating a symbolic link for Firefox and launching creates 2 Firefox windows

I am using Arch Linux and LXDE. I have downloaded Firefox and moved it over to: /opt/firefox (e.g., mv firefox /opt/firefox). Next, I created symbolic link to the user/bin folder: ln -s ...
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Unable to install grub for Archlinux on vmware fusion

I am trying to install Archlinux on vmware fusion. Everything went well until I had to install grub. The problem is when I try to run: grub-install --no-floppy --recheck /dev/sda I get the following ...
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Broadband provider with problems to access Google Services

I am experiencing a very unusual issue. I use a radio Internet provider (the only one available in my region) and recently I am having problems to access some very specific services from Google. ...
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Vagrant: Mounting folder using NFS version 4 in arch linux

I am trying to mount an NFS folder using Vagrant 1.7.2 in Arch Linux. Currently the mount is working by forcing it to use nfs version 3: gemini_dcr.vm.synced_folder '/scr', '/folder', type:'nfs', ...
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virtual box issues and concerns - configure to use hdd rather than ssd?

I decided to give arch a go, first in a virtual machine. I had an issue with only getting 32 bit options but I checked my uefi bios and fixed that. I have installed virtual box on an ssd but I want to ...
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Chromebook ArchLinux install

I can't seem to find any tutorials or instructions for installing arch-linux to a Chromebook, cr-48 specifically. I've come across many different scripts and stuff that do everything for you, but I ...
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AMD catalyst driver crashing X.org on Arch Linux

(repost from https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=199923) I'm trying to get the proprietary AMD driver to work on my Lenovo B5070 laptop. The opensource drivers seem to work fine, but I need ...
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Prevent 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 ...