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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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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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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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Getting canon printers to work with Arch Linux

I am trying to setup a canon MF4412 printer on my Arch Linux desktop. I followed the official guide in setting up a CUPS server/client as well as installing the cndrvcups-lb driver package. ...
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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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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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“Unable to find root device” on a fresh ArchLinux install

I have installed the latest version of ArchLinux (2014.06.01) on a MacBook Pro 8,1 (15", if that matters regarding hardware) dual-booting with OSX following the instructions in the official install ...
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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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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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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 ...
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XBMC Television Show Naming Convention

I use this naming convention for my television shows, and XBMC used to work with this just fine until I upgraded to the latest version. (Note: bold items are folders) Television 3rd Rock From the ...
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Edimax EW-7822UAC - Cannot get it working on my ArchLinux Server

I cannot seem to get this new USB device running on my server sudo make install says user@home rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux_v4.2.2_7502.20130517]$ make install install -p -m 644 8812au.ko ...
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Pip installs on Archlinux fails to build egg

I was trying to install nltk on my Archlinux server but it repeatedly fails with the following error output /usr/lib/python3.3/distutils/dist.py:257: UserWarning: Unknown distribution option: ...
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Installation of hybrid Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU on Archlinux

I am in the process of installing Arch on my laptop . I have installed Arch previously using AMD graphics in my old laptop. However , I can not get myself on with my new laptop. When I invoked lspci I ...
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Notebook running hot with ArchBang

This is my first installation of Arch, so I may have forgotten something. After booting it, the laptop quickly starts to became hot. I've been reading documentation on Arch wiki, but didn't found ...
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Bumblebee fails to switch to discrete card

I have a laptop with a Intel HD4000 and a nVidia Quadro K2000M. I just reinstalled Archlinux on my laptop on this morning, so it’s a fresh install. I graphics drivers that way: yaourt -S ...
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GRUB restarts on GRUB Loading

I have installed ArchLinux and I want to boot from SSD. My partitions (in /etc/fstab): /dev/sdb3 - mounted as / /dev/sda1 - mounted as /boot [bios_grub on] /dev/sda2 - mounted as /etc /dev/sda3 - ...
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OpenVPN works locally but not publically

Main Problem I can get OpenVPN to work when I use all local IP addresses but when I try to connect the client to a public address, it doesn't work. I'm following this guide: ...
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modprobe.d error on boot, ignoring bad

Hi I get this error at boot: libkmod: kmod_config_parse: /etc/modprobe.d/acpi-call.conf line 2: ignoring bad on my arch linux thinkpad. Here's the thing: I deleted that file about two weeks ago, 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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glibc's --with-cpu option

I'm unable to compile glibc: configure exits with the following error: configure: error: The [CPU] subspecies of x86_64 is not supported. I'm sorry; this must be somewhere, but I haven't been able ...
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Not booting into Arch Linux

So I attempted to install Arch on a new SSD (on an old computer) and when I rebooted, it didn't accept the drive's boot loader, so I was unable to boot from the new installation at all. I then ...
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Set refind as default boot loaader on a mac. ( Having trouble saving bless settings )

I have done quite a bit net surfing and have not been able to find a solution to my problem. Here is the background info: The refind boot loader is installed to my EFI partition on the mac (sda1) ...
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My laptop behaves strange after suspend

When waking my laptop from suspend, it behaves very strange - the CPU quickly gets hot and the battery drains insanely fast. Looking into powertop, there is a process called 'rtc_timer_do_work' that ...
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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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How to make NetworkManager work without ConsoleKit

I reinstalled Arch half a month ago. I found that the Consolekit is no longer available in newer versions. Previously I use consolekit to configure my Networkmanger, but I didn't know how to solve ...
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Strange speed jumps when downloading a torrent file

I've been experiencing strange download behavior in a torrent manager on archlinux. Whenever I try to download a torrent my speed starts dropping and getting back to the same level again and again. ...
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GTK3 applications are ugly in XFCE

I am running Arch Linux with XFCE. GTK2 apps, like Thunar, look nice: On the other hand, GTK3 apps, like Rhythmbox, look pretty messed up. I get the same results with both the XFCE theme and the ...
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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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Graphics failures on both linux and windows

On windows, if I allow the system turn the monitors off (due to being idle), about once a week, it will fail to resume. There does not seem to be a pattern to this. On linux (Arch 64, fully updated ...
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Arch linux - strange behaviour after installing fglrx

I have a problem with drivers on arch linux. I installed catalyst through unnoficial catalyst repo as wiki says. pacman -S catalyst catalyst-utils aticonfig --initial After this operation i ...
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Different drivers for different Nvidia GPUs in the same system

I have the following two video cards installed in my Arch Linux system: $ lspci | grep -i vga 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G84 [Quadro FX 1700] (rev a1) 02:00.0 VGA ...
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Numeric keys on Apple keyboard

I have an Apple keyboard. I have numeric keys on the {'J', 'k','l','u','i'.'o'.'p','m' } keys. When I set Num Lock to off, it stops Num Lock for 2 seconds, and re-enables numeric keys. I tried ...
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Using an Arch Linux persistent USB on mac

Ok, so i following this guide on the Arch Wiki https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installing_Arch_Linux_on_a_USB_key, and installed Arch successfully to my 16GB sandisk cruzer. Ive got 3 partitions, ...
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autofs usb configuration

I'm trying to configure /etc/autofs/auto.misc to automount external CDs and USB drives. It worked fine until I reinserted a USB drive; it got renamed from sdb to sdc. How can I anticipate such ...
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“Connection closed” error when using vinagre

I currently have two machines that I'm trying to connect on a local network. The problem is this: one machine is running Arch Linux, and the other is running Ubuntu 11.04. I want to remote desktop ...
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rescue Ubuntu 11.04 from overwritten system files

I accidentaly extracted an ArchLinux initrd to / . Now the system won't boot anymore. How do I reinstall the overwritten system files? Can I use an apt-command for this? I still can chroot into the ...
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Linux/Bluez: Bluetooth keyboard cannot be added, getting strange “file not found” error from bluetoothd

I originally paired my bluetooth keyboard using the gnome-3.12 gui, and after a recent update (archlinux) it stopped working. I unpaired the keyboard and now can't get it to pair again. When I scan ...
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Agave will not open Error libglade-WARNING

Here is the output of the terminal. Im running Manjaro NET x86 and I have the libglade library installed. Any ideas? (agave:3689): libglade-WARNING **: could not find glade file ...
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OpenBox folder label color changing?

I'm currently struggling agaist a little irritating thing - I'm new to Linux overall, I have Arch Linux installed and Openbox for GUI. I'd like to change folder label (names) colors - they are grey in ...
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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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Openbox remap caps lock to escape

I guess the title is pretty clear. I want it so that when I hit the caps lock key it acts as though I ahd hit escape. This is on Arch with Openbox.