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How to start a service automatically when Arch Linux boots?

I have done a bit of research trying to figure this out only to find various options that seem very convoluted and complicated just to start one service, which is all I need to do. Basically, I am ...
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Getting wireless to work on Arch Linux

I've just installed Arch Linux. It's core, x86-64. My wireless card is: 06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) During installation I took ...
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Speedup a Video on linux

I dont want to use player like vlc to speedup the playback. I want to actually speedup playback in the original file. Its like I want video to be played 2 times faster.
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Installing an operating system to a USB drive and booting to it - all within VirtualBox

Is it possible to install an operating system onto a USB drive, and then boot to it, all within VirtualBox? Not like putting the virtual disk on the USB drive. Installing the entire OS there so it can ...
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How to map the Caps Lock key to escape key in archlinux

My OS is archlinux amd64, Gnome ENV. I want to map the Caps Lock key to escape key in archlinux. I run the command: xmodmap -e 'clear Lock' -e 'keycode 0x42 = Escape' It works well. but a moment ...
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1 TB hdd and no space to create a partition for linux !

I have a brand new Acer aspire 5811 with core i5 processor and all that. There is windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed on it. I want to install arch and setup a dual boot system. EDIT: Looks like ...
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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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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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Find out where $PATH is defined

I recently installed an Arch-Linux System. If I type echo $PATH it points (among others) to a directory inside my /home/user/dir I can remember I set up somewhere. I have it as root user also, so ...
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Mounting ntfs subdirectories of device

I have an external hard drive mounted in arch-linux using /etc/fstab: dev/sda1 /mnt/share ntfs-3g user,users,gid=users,fmask=113,dmask=002,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0 charles@arch ~ $ ls -l ...
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ArchLinux - yaourt: save updatelog?

When I do yaourt -Syu sometimes there is such a long log in the console so that the buffer gets full and some information is lost. As the information is important sometimes I´d like to save everything ...
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Linux Arch on ARM - Random USB drive “freeze”

I'm running a Linux Box on a Seagate Free Agent Dockstar, very limited machine but more than able to do what I need, which is true most of the times... I have the operating system on a flash drive ...
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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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Remote Access without Teamviewer or Hamachi - Part 2 of 2

INTRODUCTION This discussion is a continuation from here: superuser.com/questions/610383/remote-access-without-teamviewer-or-hamachi/610396?noredirect=1#comment755389_610396 I want to remotely and ...
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Bind multimedia keys

I've got an old keyboard (Compaq 9009) with multimedia keys. How can I use these keys as shortcuts?
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Windows 7 wake from sleep and UTC?

I've been having problems with windows 7 waking from sleep after one minute or so on my laptop. I also have ArchLinux installed on this computer. A while back I tried a registry tweak to get windows ...
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Can't boot in to arch linux - '/sbin/init: Bad Exec Format' followed by kernel panic

I dual boot Windows 7 & Arch Linux. Arch was stable for a while, but then it stopped booting into Arch, saying '/sbin/init: bad exec format'. This is followed by a kernel panic. I'm not really ...
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Unable to boot ArchLinux on Macbook Pro 7.1 - drops to recovery shell

My MBP fails to boot Arch. This is what I did to install ArchLinux. Install rEFIT. Partition using disk utility such that first one is Mac partition, second is Arch & the third ie the last one is ...