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Multiple IP source on single interface in Linux [on hold]

We could set multiple IP addressses on single interface, for example using NetworkManager: How to make any connection to outside of this PC to use different IP? for example if I have 8 IP ...
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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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Make manually installed programs visible in system(whisker menu)

I have manually installed aptana Studio under /opt/aptana, I have created a symlink under /usr/bin, but how can I make aptana visible in whisker menu, is there a systemwide daemon or config file where ...
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Getting Bluetooth to work in Arch Linux

I recently installed BBQLinux on USB flash drive. The wireless is working fine, but I can't figure out how to get bluetooth to work to connect my keyboard. Here is the list of modules loaded: ...
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Arch linux + cinnamon, touching touch screen clicks at touchpad cursor

I'm setting up a new Dell XPS 13 (2015), running Arch linux (I needed to wipe the basic ubuntu install in order to set up a fully encrypted disk) with cinnamon as my desktop environment. I have set ...
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What is the difference between i686 and x86_64?

I have an AMD Turion and do not know what to choose between these two versions to install Arch Linux. Thank you.
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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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Chroot into Arch Bootable USB

I have a bootable USB drive with Arch Linux recently installed on it (Linux kernel 3.19.2). I want to plug it in to my computer and chroot into it (or possibly run it inside a container, using ...
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IPXE booting with changed MAC address (eth0 hw address)

my internet provider recognizes users by MAC address. I have made up my mac address and now I have problem. I want to boot arch netinstall via pxe... but I cannot change my MAC address easily. ...
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error: unable to find root device dropped to recovery shell

I recently upgraded Arch, which included a kernel update, which meant I had to copy the kernel image over to /EFI/arch in my EFI boot partition... when I try to boot /EFI/arch/vmlinuz-linux from the ...
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Unable to find package virtual box for archlinux

I was unable to run pacman -S virtualbox, all mirrors would return 404 so I upgraded my mirror list from this page https://www.archlinux.org/mirrorlist/ and I'm still unable to find the package. Am I ...
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Arch Linux extremelly slow and laggy

I was looking for an distribution that has Android Studio built in and came across 'BBQLinux'. The Android Studio works, but it's extremelly slow, to the point where it's unusable. I downloaded the ...
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What's the recommended way to use/install webapps on Arch Linux? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out the best way to robustly setup webapps on my Arch Linux + nginx server. The way I used to do it before was to download and unpack e.g. latest version of dokuwiki/wordpress ...
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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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SSL https (http secure) sites won't display is client or server side?

Oddly, python.org has suddenly become unreachable for me through the Archlinux repo version of Firefox (v27 and v28.0 update): Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection ...
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What partitions do I need to install Arch Linux on my Macbook

I have a ~2006 Macbook (1,1) that I am trying to resurrect as a Linux machine. I no longer want nor need OS X, so I want to install Arch as the only OS on this machine. I have tried several times to ...
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Set up Firefox sync programmatically

I want to set up Firefox sync from the command line. I wrote a Arch Linux install script I want to be able to set up Firefox sync as well. I am thinking I can change the profile somehow, but I am not ...
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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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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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Arch Linux insane memory usage

I just installed Arch Linux and set it pretty much up how I want it to be. At the moment XFCE4 with LighDM, Firefox and a few other little applications are running. I wanted to see whats going on in ...
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How install gem rails for all users in arch-linux

When install rails with sudo gem install rails or with root user, this install in $HOME/.gem and only works for actual user, how install for all users in the system ?
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Email encryption and passphrase caching using thunderbird, enigmail, linux arch and kde

I fiddled a bit around to get this passphrase caching working. So post my way to go here, to be able to look up later.
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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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Arch Linux Cinnamon Network manager can not recognize certificate

I recently switched to Cinnamon, everything works fine other than the fact that I could not connect to the wifi in my university because of I cannot choose the certificate. Here are images of what is ...
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Awesome WM, left click to close menus

In awesome WM, how can I change mouse behaviour with client menus and with the main "awesome" menu? I just want a basic left click (on desktop or on client windows) to close opened menus. I have ...
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Flash not showing in /dev but I see it in lsusb

I have a USB flash drive. I formatted it some time ago, and an copy of my Bitcoin private keys were on it. I would like to recover it (it was formatted as Ext4, if I remember). After plugging the USB ...
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How do I disable devices to conserve power?

I run ArchLinux on a Lenovo G series and downloaded powertop and it says that USB bluetooth and "USB device: Lenovo EasyCamera" are drawing a lot of power. While it advised I implement these rule: ...
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Lightweight linux preboot environment?

I was wondering if there was any way to setup a light, low resource linux environment that'll have basic features like a web browser but can boot into a full linux distro or Windows if I need a more ...
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XFCE Login Error: Unable to Load Failsafe Session

I'm having a problem logging into xfce under Arch Linux. Problem: After logging in (with Slim like I usually do), I get this error message: Unable to load a failsafe session Unable to determine ...
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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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Pulseaudio Daemon Startup Failed

When running startx on Arch Linux, the error: E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed. is returned. Is there any way to fix this error?
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Why is bash adding spaces and stretching out filenames in Arch Linux?

My Arch Linux laptop is creating some strange output when using bash. It puts spaces between characters and stretches out files names. I’ve tried to remove/reinstall bash-completion but nothing ...
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Broken boot-splash arch linux

Does anyone know why systems sometimes make broken images on boot? I had same problem when I've upgraded my kernel on Ubuntu. Now this problem appears on my Arch laptop as well (fresh install and ...
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After a crash computer will not boot with btrfs drive

So since I started using btrfs, when my computer crashes (mainly because battery ran out but on any crashe i had up until now) it does not boot anymore (the issue seems that the kernel cannot mount ...
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How do I search for a command I don't know the complete name of?

Every time I try to use a program from the terminal, I can't find it because it doesn't match the real name. For example, I type disks in terminal, but the real name is gnome-disks. I tried to use: ...
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Install noveau driver but keeps nvidia driver installed in Arch Linux

I've read this manual to do this. It said I have to comment out blacklist nouveau in /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau_blacklist.conf file. But, there's no such a file there. So how can I do this?
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How to change linux terminal to yaft on boot

I am using Arch Linux on an old laptop and when I log in it is to $TERM=linux. How do I configure it to load yaft instead? At the moment I have to log in then type yaft but I would like to use yaft as ...
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Accidentally deleted /boot and GRUB doesn't load, how can I restore my install?

While trying to re-install Windows (I am running Arch/Win7 dual boot) I accidentally deleted a partition labelled (in the Windows installer) as 'recovery'. I didn't fully install Windows (I lost my ...
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How to move a Linux installation to a larger disk with a different partition scheme?

I decided to make a small Arch Linux USB flash drive to carry around when I need Linux. So I successfully installed it on an awful 8GB flash drive with 5GB on / and 3GB on /home. I would like to do ...
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Arch Linux UEFI bootable usb installation media

I want to install Arch Linux in UEFI mode, but I fail at booting the installation media in UEFI mode. What I have done so far is: Create msdos partition table on usb key OR create gpt partition ...
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GTX 860M stuck to 33 Mhz after suspend on linux

With the official nvidia driver, whenever I enter suspend mode and return, the GPU clock is set to 33 Mhz and stays there no matter what I do. Kernel: 3.19.2-1-ARCH Driver: 346.47 Hardware: MSI GE60 ...
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Pacman doesn't download anything - Always 404

I want to install some software on my Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux, but I keep getting error 404. I did some research and found that I needed to do pacman -Syy and pacman -Syu... When I run ...
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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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ArchLinux's AUR

I'm trying to find more information on the individual AUR ArchLinux packages. When you install a package from the AUR and the package gets updated online, do you get the update when updating via the ...
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Can’t boot into Linux Mint after installing Arch Linux

On my computer, I have Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, and recently Arch Linux, installed in a partition scheme like so /dev/sda1 SYSTEM (Win 8 bootloader, BCD, etc.) /dev/sda2 Windows 8.1 ...
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Persistent mapping of hci names

I want a stable mapping between bluetooth hardware and hciX under /sys/class/bluetooth, similar to how wlanX maps to wifi chips. I wrote a udev rule. The rule is matching correctly by ...
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postgres -w flag breaking systemd

So I am pretty new to Arch and am having a strange issue. Using systemctl I can not start postgresql. Starting postgresql directly with pg_ctl works fine and it is even started briefly with systemctl. ...
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Arch Linux - Cannot start CUPS service with systemd

In order to get printing working in Arch Linux, I installed cups, cups-filters, and hplilp (ghostscript and gs-fonts were already installed). However, when I try and make the CUPS service run on ...
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Arch Linux: My adapter resets every 5 or so minutes, for an unknown reason

I'm running an Arch Linux 64-bit VM using Oracle's VirtualBox. Everything is working fine, except my adapter keeps resetting every few minutes. I don't know what's causing this. I get a message ...
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Java processes are choking ArchLinux on Wandboard; disconnects from SSH and gibberish in the log files

I’m facing a strange problem on my Wandboard where I’m running ArchLinux as a distribution. I’m running Oracle’s ARM JDK version 1.7.0_60-b19 and Java processes are choking. I’m suddenly not able to ...