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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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How can I make i3wm bind multitouch gesture to change desktop?

The one feature I really miss from OSX is multitouch gestures for changing desktops. Three-finger-swipe in either direction let me go to next/prev fullscreen app or desktop. I would very much like ...
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Arch Linux on an external HDD GPT-Partitioned

I have an Alienware M14x-R1 and had an Arch Linux System installed on its 750Gb HDD, everything working fine, GPT-partitions (on BIOS, not EFI) and GRUB bootloader. Then I bought a new Corsair SSD, ...
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intel/ati dualhead black monitor - brightness set to 0 (acpi issue?)

I'm using Arch Linux, but had this issue with other distributions as well: on HP Pavilion G6 laptop with Intel and Radeon graphic card. When I modify the xorg.conf file to enable dualhead (such as: ...
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Change charge_full_design value in Arch

I recently installed Arch and noticed that acpi was reporting the incorrect battery capacity value, here is the output: acpi -i Battery 0: Charging, 87%, 00:14:12 until charged Battery 0: design ...
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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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Convenient way to check AUR PKGBUILD against malicious code?

As is well known, one should take care when installing packages from the AUR, because the PKGBUILD may not do what you expect and may be malicious. For this reason, my workflow for installing and ...
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Toshiba Laptop Ventilator (almost) turns off after boot

So my Laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L550. The problem I have is that it overheats quite often. I know that the ventilator is rarely turned on, despite sensors returns a high temperature of about 70 ...
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Firefox WebDriver crashes when computer is idle too long

I'm using a Python script and Selenium to run some tests using the Firefox Web Driver on an Arch Linux system running Awesome WM. These tests take a long time, so I don't want to sit at the computer ...
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OS X configurations partially lost when sharing home directory with Linux

I've installed Arch Linux on my Macbook Pro with OS X 10.8.5. I created an HFS+ volume(journalling disabled) for home directories so that my personal data can be shared between the two OSes. ...
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Arch Linux Install Scripts on MacBook Pro Retina

I've spent many hours trying to configure arch linux on my macbook pro. I get stuck at "Loading initial ram state" when I reboot after install. Here is the script(s), I've created chronicling my ...
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How do you boot Arch Linux with systemd without X11?

Ran an upgrade recently that borked my whole setup(with catalyst drivers). It caused artifacts at login/desktop and then a hard lock. However, I'm not asking about those problems, what I want to ...
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Random freezing caused by khugepaged?

I have a fairly beefy Arch Linux computer, kernel 3.7.7-1-ARCH. However, recently it's been having random freeze ups. Never common, but it'd freeze for a good 15 seconds where no program is ...
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Arch Linux PV Template for Citrix Xenserver

I'm looking for an Arch Linux PV template for Citrix Xenserver 6.2. The problem is that my infrastructure doesn't support HVM, so the usual route of bare install and then configure isn't an option ...
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Strange sound behavior

First of all, sorry for the tittle. English isn't my native language, and I can't find a word to describe the strange behavior I'm getting here. In the most simple explanation, is like sound keeps ...
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Console unreadable

I just installed a fresh copy of ArchLinux (2012-11-01) by following the installation guide. When I boot into the new system, I am presented with a nice GRUB menu, then the loading messages. All this ...
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Scratchy sound with ALSA and USB Sound card

Since frying my onboard soundcard, I'm trying to get a new USB sound card to work with ALSA. Everything looks fine too: [oliland@olidesktop ~]$ lsmod | grep '^snd' snd_seq_dummy 1455 0 ...
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Configure graphics driver for Arch Linux on Lenovo Z710

I want to configure my graphics card driver on Lenovo Z710, because my laptop is overheating. On Ubuntu I installed bumblebee and other stuff, but my system crashed; this time I want to avoid this. ...
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How does KDE determine my language?

I use ArchLinux with KDE. When I the system settings, for example, it looks like this: As you see some part of it is in English, some part in German. From that I deduce two questions: Why are ...
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find command outputs nothing

Recently, find command behavior is strange. [root@luna ~]# find / -name \*.sh -print [root@luna ~]# find / -name \*.sh -print /home/data/tools/rd/RDService/scripts/createZipArchive.sh ...
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shutdown vs shutdown now - shutting down system as non-root

I just observed something strange. Logged into an archlinux system as a non-privileged user, I executed shutdown. As expected, it returned Must be root. To my surprise, executing shutdown now it ...
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How to set default keyboard layout for GDM 3.16?

I have two keyboard layout (Colemak and Qwerty). When I have logged into my Gnome session my keyboard layout is set to Colemak automatically. But for some reason I can't change the default GDM ...
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setting up mirrorlist for pacman.d in chroot / installing arch to usb stick

I am new to ArchLinux and—moreover—deeper linux noodling. I am following the guide on the Arch Wiki. I am at a step where I set up the mirror list for repositories. I have my mirrorlist file in ...
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mdadm not reassembling array on boot

I'm currently using arch on my Asus UX51VZ laptop for almost a month. I have a fakeraid setup with two 256GB SSDs using mdadm. I was using this configuration without any problems. However after I've ...
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Can't use sudo when autologin in Arch Linux

I have a Pandaboard running Arch Linux, the default non root user is alarm. I'm trying to automatically login at startup with the alarm user. I followed the instructions here and created the file ...
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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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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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Linux and Windows EFI - Not enough space

I already have Windows installed on my machine, and I'm trying to install an EFI boot manager such as Grub, rEFInd, or gummiboot on Arch Linux. Whenever I try to install any of these three options I ...
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What are null certificates in Gnome Seahorse?

In the "Default Trust" tab in Seahorse there are several personal certificates named simply "(null)", which are issued by "No name". There's nothing on their property pages. What are these? Can they ...
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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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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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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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What's this error when installing Arch Linux?

I am trying to install Arch Linux 64 bit on my Windows 8.1 laptop as dual boot with a USB and this line showing never ends. udevd[103]: timeout: killing 'usb_id --export ...
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Unable to Scroll In Arch Virtual Machine Running Gnome Shell

In my Arch VM (on VirtualBox), I cannot scroll in any program. System: Windows 10 with VirtualBox v4.3.20, r96997 Razor Deathadder Chroma mouse The VM is Arch Linux 64-bit, running gnome-shell ...
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Files on the virtual box hard drive disappeared, how can I get them back?

I have virtual box hosting arch linux. My Windows system crashed so I reinstalled Windows and everything on C: drive is gone. The virtual hard disk VDI file is on a external hard disk so it is kept. I ...
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How to TRY automounting an external drive in Arch

So I'm trying to setup my own NAS using a Model B Raspberry PI running archlinuxarm and a 500GB external hardrive. In the past I used fstab to automount the drive on boot but I found out that when the ...
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How to get out of a chrooted environment in ArchLinux

I'm attempting to install ArchLinux via SSH. At the moment I'm not at the machine, but I do have root access to it. I have SSH setup in the Chroot environment (arch-chroot). Is there anyway, while ...
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Skype 4.3 uses too much bandwidth for the camera

On Skype 4.2 everything works perfectly, however when I try to video chat with 4.3, once I turn on the camera it will maximize my upstream until it chokes out everything else and eventually ...
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Why does Prison Architect work in the gnome DE but not in DWM?

I have a laptop running Arch Linux and primarily use dwm as the window manager. The first time I played Prison Architect (a game on steam) for the first time, it ran fine. After a later reboot I ...
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GitHub displaying boxes on chromium [Arch]

I am running google chromium on Arch Linux. When I go to GitHub, chromium displays little boxes instead of what is supposed to be there (Screencap: http://i.imgur.com/mta2wDD.png). GitHub displays ...
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Is there a way to use a “hardware fingerprint” to automatically mount an eCryptFS directory on boot?

I would like to have an eCryptfs directory "securely" automatically mounted on boot without logging in. My scenario is this: I have an embedded ArchLinux server (ARM-based) that uses a removable ...
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An inaccessible folder with a random name has appeared in my ~/Pictures folder

Today I noticed a folder within my Pictures folder, that I did not create, and can't access even with root privileges, it is named "3TNksAEHqX" and I can't use ls on it, though I can stat it, as seen ...
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What's the static IP address, subnet mask, etc, for VMware Player

I'm trying to set up Arch Linux in VMware player. I set up the player so that it automatically connected the guest to the internet, and it worked (I could download the packages needed for install, ...
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How to adjust the size of the root partition on live Arch Linux system? (/dev/mapper/arch_root-image)

Summary: I created a bootable usb drive with a live Bridge linux (ARCH based) on it. Everything works fine. The live system mounts a device called /dev/mapper/arch_root-image as its ext4 root ...
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KVM Arch install - no network

I often use KVM to try out various Linux distros. All I have tried so far get an automatic network, Red Hat and Debian have all connected out of the box, no problem. Makes installations very easy. ...
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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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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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invert screen permanently in arch linux

I am currently in a fresh install of Arch Linux (Antergos). i have installed nvidia drivers and bumblebee i have already created a xorg.conf using sudo nvidia-xconfig and saved the settings using sudo ...
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Arch Linux USB Installer Infinite Loop & How to Properly Partition a UEFI Disk Before Installing Arch Linux

I would like to install Arch Linux and am familiar with GParted and its use. However, my computer comes with Windows on it, along with an EFI system partition on /dev/sda2. This seems to be a pretty ...
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internet connection sharing between 2 computers

Sorry, I am stuck on this. I tried this and some other wiki, no luck. I have 2 ethernet cards, one with internet connection (over pppoe) and I try to connect the other computer to internet thru the ...