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Issue with BCD and Windows 7 / Arch Linux multi-boot

Let me clarify. I'm trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Arch Linux. My motherboard supports UEFI, but it's set to boot in Legacy BIOS and the hard drive is partitioned using MBR. I did not want GRUB 2 ...
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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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Awesome WM autostart programs in specific tabs

I'm running Awesome WM v3.5.1 on ArchLinux and I would like to automatically open some programs at startup in specific tabs (like opening a terminal in the "main" tab, a browser in "web" or a text ...
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Why is SLiM stuck at the login screen?

I've recently installed X and SLiM but when I wanted to login it wouldn't let me. It keeps asking for username. (virtualbox) My /.xinitrc: DEFAULT_SESSION=ck-launch-session dbus-launch ...
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Why has my Battery Icon stopped updating in Linux?

I noticed something funky happening over the past week. My battery icon stopped updating. For a more specific definition, here's the expected and current behavior in detail: Expected Behavior ...
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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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udev not detecting HDMI port events

I'm trying to get udev to automatically setup my second monitor when plugged in via HDMI port. The HDMI port is provided by 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core ...
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Xscreensaver doesn't start on login

OS: Arch Linux (systemd) UI: LXDM logging in to Openbox. I have the following in my /etc/lxdm/PostLogin: /usr/bin/xscreensaver -no-splash -verbose -log /var/log/xscreensaver.log -display :0.0 & ...
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Virtualize an existing windows 8.1 installation on arch

I have the following setup: Intel i5 4570s SSD for os sda1: EFI boot partition sda2: ext4 with arch installed sda3: swap sda4: microsoft reserved sda5: ntfs with windows 8.1 installed HDD for data ...
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Disable Windows Key hotkeys when using Virtualbox

I'm currently running a VirtualBox of Arch Linux with Windows 7 x64 as the host. In Arch, I use dwm for window management. As dwm is heavily dependent on hotkeys, I've used the Alt key as its META key ...
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Domain [ Understanding ] issue when creating a Linux email server

Ok, here goes my paradoxical question. For about 1 year into my hobby-ish career, I used to buy my domains and a hosting package from Reseller Club. I purchased their " shared hosting " plan and ...
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Slow hotkey response in GNOME 3.12

I run Arch, and I recently grabbed the 3.12 upgrade for GNOME. I've had F12 bound to terminator for a while, since I often have to summon new terminals. Ever since the upgrade, using a hotkey for a ...
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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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dhcpcd overwrites NetworkManager's /etc/resolv.conf

I have an Archlinux machine. The IP is set to a fixed value, configured via the NetworkManager. When I tell the NetworkManager to connect with this configuration it successfully updates my ...
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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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Failed to mount /dev when running Arch Linux in coLinux

I have got coLinux 0.7.9 with Linux kernel version 2.6.33 (coLinux-0.7.9.exe), and the original ISO file for Arch Linux 2014.04.01 (archlinux-2014.04.01-dual.iso). I booted with the Arch Linux Live ...
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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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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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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 enable default notifications with notify-osd?

Some time ago I found that pretty ubuntu notifications are available as a package notify-osd in ArchLinux. I installed and tested it. The question is how to enable notifications running by default in ...
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GPG fails to retrieve passphrase

When trying to do gpg (version 1) keygen on archlinux I get the following errors after details (other than passphrase) have been entered: You need a Passphrase to protect your secret key. pinentry: ...
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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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Arch Linux Terminal (via ssh) + Dropbox but sync only 1 single selected folder

Sorry for the weird title... I'm (still) quite new to linux and are doing shh commands to an Arch Linux device that has not screen output options. So everything has to be done in the terminal (not my ...
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Installing arch linux - unable to format filesystem

I had Centos & Windows systems dual booted previously. I am replacing Centos with Arch now. I have Centos's /boot installed on /dev/sda8 and / on /dev/sda9 When I try the following command on ...
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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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What is Arch Linux's default terminal?

Using the command echo $TERM, I get the output 'xterm'. However, I have not done anything to install the X Windowing System, and as far as I know, Xterm cannot run without it, and Arch does not ...
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How do I preserve a UNIX socket across reboots (RasPi, Arch, chroot)

I've set up nginx and php-fpm under Arch Linux on a RasPi. nginx was set up in a chroot as described in the ArchWiki. Everything runs fine when php-fpm.conf and nginx.conf are set up to listen to ...
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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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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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GRUB fails with 'symbol `grub_real_boot_time` not found'

I updated GRUB on Arch. When I try to boot, GRUB gives the error mentioned in the title. I know that grub_real_boot_time is provided by boottime.mod, but running insmod boottime fails with error: ...
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How to get AMD Catalyst working on Arch x86_64

I've got a Dell Inspiron 15R 7520 with AMD's hybrid "PowerXpress" graphics. The integrated graphics card is (if I understand it correctly) integrated with the i7-3612QM processor, and the discrete ...
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How can I get my Thinkpad T420 to boot directly to GRUB, skipping the boot menu?

I installed ArchLinux 2014.03 on my Thinkpad T420 (no dual boot), and when I turn on the computer it takes me to a boot menu with only one option: arch_grub. To continue I have to press enter, which ...
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KDE - Attach window as tab by default

I have a 'console' windows that shows the logs of one of my applications, and I really would like to have it always attached to my main window when it starts up. Is there a way to do this? Latest ...
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OSX-quality antialiasing on Awesome WM + Arch Linux?

I'm running Arch with Xorg and Awesome WM. The antialiasing rather sucks. How can I get OSX-quality antialiasing or something similar?
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Gzipped file arrives unzipped

I've recently set up an ArchLinux system at work and added the ArchHaskell repo. This is far from the first time I do this. I have a number of systems where it's worked just fine, but this last time ...
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Arch Linux: eth0 no carrier - network fails at boot

The problem My computer is connected to a network where dhcp is required. So my network configuration in /etc/rc.conf looks like interface=eth0 address= netmask= broadcast= gateway= My deamons are ...
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Gigabyte Brix TOSLINK/SPDIF with Archlinux

I tried setting up the combo analog/digital out on this little box with the help of this adapter, but I can't get it to output anything digital... aplay -l tells me that card 1 device 1 is "ALC269VC ...
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lazy prompt for ssh public key passphrase

I have ssh public keys set up on my computers. They have passphrases. Whenever I need to, e.g. push to github, I have to type in the passphrase. Each time. And I'd rather ssh remembered on subsequent ...
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Arch Linux on USB key updates screw the pooch

I have had this issue twice now and at the moment I can't ask the question on the asrch forums because I can't be authenticated. Every time I update a crucial system component my system becomes ...
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Error in kernel 2.6.32 compilation and stable kernel 2.6.32 source needed for customization

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with kernel 2.6.32-21-generic , and Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS with kernel 2.6.32-38-generic. While I am trying to compile the source for both kernel version - 2.6.32-21-generic ...
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Manjaro screensaver onto Win8.1

I used Manjaro before changing to Windows a while back. I really liked the screensavers that came with Manjaro, and I want to have them on my current Windows installation. Is this achievable? If so, ...
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Minimal OS with less background process [closed]

I am currently doing experiments on L1/L2/L3 cache. Measurement of L1/L2/L3 cache access time fully depends on where is my current data present, and that also depends on background process of OS ...
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multiple processes named 'systemd' running simultaneously (w/ one pid 1)

I have multiple processes named systemd running simultaneously on my Arch Linux machine. At least one of them is PID 1. Is this normal?
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Installed GRUB on wrong partition

On my laptop I have W7 installed on sda2 (sda1 is a 100 MB partition that W7 makes by default). I installed arch and did grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg grub-install /dev/sda I didn't think ...
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X server segmentation fault - AMD and Nvidia cards

I'm using Arch and I've installed the drivers for my AMD card from unofficial repo as suggested by the arch wiki. When I try to startx it fails, I took out what seemed relevant from the log file, ...
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A development machine in VirtualBox - (Debian-min vs Arch Linux vs recommend-one)

I have few years of experience on Linux, mainly Ubuntu (dual-boot). Now I am shifting to Windows, and installing Linux in VirtualBox, Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL). I am looking for a ...
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VMware: Automatically change Arch Linux textmode resolution

I have installed the most basic Arch Linux only with command line interface as guest OS on Windows using VMware. The problem is when I maximize the Vmware window, the Arch Linux console does not ...
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Changing X.org default font

Installed ArchLinux, run X server, i3wm and some gtk+ applications (chromium, gedit etc.). Applications use font which is the same as my virtual console's font (Terminus I guess). How to switch to ...
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why doesn't archlinux support partial updates?

Partial update is not supported according to the wikipage:https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/pacman But in such a scenario: the last version of package X has dependencies of package Y. Y's version ...
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pppd failing to reconnect after power outage

The overall problem is that since a power outage, I have not been able to re-establish my connection to my ISP via my router machine (which runs Arch). The expanded problem is that pppd (via netcfg, ...