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Is there a way to install Arch Linux on a separate drive via Windows?

I want to install Arch Linux on a new SSD I've bought however I don't have any discs or external drives to install it from. Is it possible to install Arch Linux via Windows 7 which is running on a ...
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Using dnsmasq with KVM

I just installed KVM on a CentOS 7 x64 minimal installation version at home. And I got a problem when the guest is trying to get an IP from the internal DHCP server from KVM (dnsmasq). I already have ...
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Audio is mono on Thinkpad X201 on Arch

My Lenovo Thinkpad X201 audio is mono and playing only on the left speaker on Arch Linux, I saw people complaining about this in Windows and the cause was a driver issue, so I assume this could be the ...
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Start a rom from the begining [on hold]

I was wondering if I could use arch linux to run from the begining just a specific Rom. Without a desktop environment, basically that the computer just run something like a executable rom.
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How do I suspend Arch Linux

What command suspends an appropriately configured Arch Linux system? User story: It's now or never. I'm on the run. I don't have time to read ArchWiki/Power_management/Suspend_and_hibernate but I ...
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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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How can I sign in without being member of google, facebook and stack-exchange? [migrated]

Today I wished to sign in, but I was offered only the three sign in methods: via google via facebook via stack exchange But I have no account in these sites (and I don't wish to). How can I sign ...
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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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reached target graphical interface gdm

the system freeze in the line "reached target graphical interface" after it do loop of "Starting User Manager for UID 120", "Stopped User Manager for UID 120" and the gdm try to load but I see only ...
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xrandr fails to change screen resolution on Arch Linux

I have a dual-monitor setup in my notebook, which is running Arch Linux with Gnome 3 as Desktop Environment. My graphic card is Intel HD Graphics 3000 and my external monitor (VGA1) is a Philips ...
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Install AMD Proprietary Drivers on Manjaro

I'm using Linux Manjaro 0.8.13 on my laptop and want to install proprietary drivers. Here is what i have: efog# lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation ...
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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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Making bootable USB flash drive with dd

I'm trying to make my 32GB flash drive bootable with archlinux. Beginning from release 2010.05, all ISO files can be directly written to USB media. So, what I've did: dd if=archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdc ...
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How do I setup a systemd service to be started by a non root user as a user daemon?

I just finished the install and setup process of systemd on my arch-linux system (2012.09.07). I uninstalled initscripts (and removed the configuration files). What I want to do is create a service ...
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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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Patching glibc on Arch Linux fails with __libc_multiple_libcs

I tried to recompile glibc on Arch Linux with a patch to increase thread local storage space so Unreal Engine would run, as ...
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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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ArchLinux can't install perl-wx

I am trying to install perl-wx from the AUR Repo with yaourt, but can't get it to work. I have tried "export LC_ALL=C". Still an error occurred during the check. Maybe you can help me? Pastebin: ...
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Cannot connect LG G3 Android phone to Linux PC

I just want to access the files on my Verizon LG G3 phone from my Linux PC. I have adb installed and I followed this ArchLinux tutorial but adb devices outputs the following: ...
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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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Run chromium as different user - Cannot download files

For security purposes, I'm running chromium with a UID different from my main desktop user. user="web" xhost +SI:localuser:"$user" > /dev/null sudo -u "$user" -H -E -s -- chromium With sudo ...
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From GRUB2, boot an ISO in an LVM2 logical volume

tl;dr - Is it possible to boot from a .iso file that is located in an unencrypted lmv2 logical volume? How? I'm trying to set this up in a VirtualBox VM before I do it for real with my laptop. I have ...
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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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keyboard-interactive:pam asking for password not code

sshd_config UsePAM yes ChallengeResponseAuthentication yes AuthenticationMethods publickey keyboard-interactive:pam pam.d/sshd #auth required pam_securetty.so #disable remote root auth ...
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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 do I run a patched linux kernel on Arch, using LVM on LUKS

I'm running LVM on LUKS on a Dell XPS 13 (2015 version). I'd like to run the patched linux-xps13-alt kernel which fixes some issues with this system. I have built & installed the linux-xps13-alt ...
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root encryption with LUKS: root partition not found

The layout of my only disk is the following: /dev/sda1 for the plaintext boot partition /dev/sda2 for the encrypted root partition My system is ArchLinux and I followed this guide to set up root ...
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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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Network 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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Arch Linux chroot cannot mount sysfs

I am running in a chroot with Arch Linux. It is good. I can start it and also did pacman -Syu. My problem is, I cannot do any pacman activities. It says I should do pacman-db-upgrade, but pacman is ...
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how to download and install outdated linux-headers

I just watched the issue concerning how to add additional driver (module) into pre-compiled kernel; I tried to install the linux-headers but in the current repository I could find that all the ...
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Color scheme(s) in Vim not properly working

On Archlinux, using Vim 7.4 (installed with pacman), I tried to use the lucius color scheme. However, the moment I turned it on, all color went away. This happened in the Xfce Terminal emulator under ...
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What do I need for VLC to play mp4 video?

I'm trying to set up a Raspberry Pi as a media box that can stream from torrents using Peerflix. To test, I've set up a local tracker and one torrent containing an mp4 video. Peerflix is working ...
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How to boot USB stick in BIOS mode?

I have an UEFI-motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-MPRO. It supports CSM(Compatible Support Module). My Win7 is installed in BIOS mode, I've checked it. This because, I must install ArchLinux in the same ...
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How to connect two computers wirelessly

I want to connect my Raspberry on which I installed archlinux arm, wirelessly to my computer. With this connection I want to stream a live video from the Raspberry Pi. Raspberry<------Wireless ...
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Wired connection being dropped

I have an ARMv7 microcomputer (based on Freescale IMX6) that works as media server, running on Archlinux. The last couple of weeks i've been having issues with the wired connection (eth0), it drops ...
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JPGs seem corrupted on Arch but are good on Fedora and Windows7

I re-installed Arch on my computer (clean install). Since then when copying images (JPG) and movies (mov) from SD card they seem to be corrupted. When rsync-ing to the computer some of the files ...
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How can I know which partition is EFI system partition?

I want to install ArchLinux from working dual-boot system. There's one step where I got stuck: # Mount the EFI System partition with: sh-4.3# mount /dev/sdaX /mnt/boot/efi I ran fdisk -l ...
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How to do something like `mplayer movie.mpg` from ssh and it play on the current display?

I've set up a little media center computer running Arch Linux. I want to eventually get it so that there is no keyboard or mouse required. Right now I want the solution to be SSH. My problem is that ...
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How do i change the default build directory in Arch

I am trying to build a driver from source for my Ralink wireless USB adapter but the system is trying to use an old and empty build folder in make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C ...
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Can't connect to udp tracker (Rtorrent)

So I just got rtorrent, fixed my settings, but it still won't connect to udp no matter which torrent i use, udp is enabled and every settings seems fine. Still I can't connect! Reply if you need some ...
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Arch Linux mpd error-

MPD installed on Arch Linux ARM resulting in this error: mpd: /usr/lib/liblzma.so.5: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libavcodec.so.56 I already cleared some of the errors ...
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No sound on Arch Linux (ALSA)

Output of aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... output of sudo aplay -l **** *List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices* **** card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC662 rev1 Analog ...
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I wanted to install arch linux on a UEFI/GPT system and had questions about the process

My original formal question was "How do I install Arch linux on a GPT/UEFI system" This is meant to be addressed with the documentation provided by the arch linux community, located here: ...
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How to change DNS on a minimal networking setup

How can I replace my DNS? I am not using a network manager, except for systemd-networkd and wpa_supplicant for wireless, with wpa_cli. I'm on Arch Linux, if it matters. Although I can add DNS to my ...
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Filesystem fails when trying to boot Arch from USB pendrive

Lately I was trying to make bootable pendrive with Linux Arch. Following "Begginers guide" from wiki.archlinux.org, I made it, using syslinux as my bootloader, however, it doesn't work properly. ...
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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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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 ...