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Arch Linux is a rolling-release Linux distribution.

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View Duration of Videos

Beside the size and the modified date, how can I view the duration of the videos inside of a folder? As you can see here, there is no such option as length or duration available:
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How do I get rEFInd to find my arch install?

I have a pc with two SSD's and a HDD. The first SSD has windows 10 for gaming. I had ubuntu on the 2nd SSD. I could boot into ubuntu by holding down F12 for boot options and selecting to boot off this ...
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ArchLinux on a virtual Hard Drive - Will creating a desktop install on my real computer or the virtual one? [on hold]

I have this command for powershell on windows to run arch Linux in QEMU: .\qemu-system-x86_64 -boot d -cdrom E:\archlinux.iso -m 3G -hda linuxMint.img -drive format=raw,file=E:\Data It loads up ...
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Enable multithreading to use std::thread: Operation not permitted

I typically only use linux machines for work, they tend to be older under powered machines. I actually have arch linux on a beefer machine and decided to try my hand at running a game on it. I ...
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Some Qt apps (VLC and KDevelop) crashes in Manjaro due to QXcbWindow::setWindowIcon seg fault

Recently I started using Manjaro 18.0. Everything is okay except KDevelop and VLC crashes when it starts. My desktop environment is the newest version of Deepin DE. Previously I have also tried ...
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Chromium cannot display some character correctly

My chromium display japanese character 'の' as a blank box on some sites such as google and stackexchange (maybe most none mainly japanese sites). Some characters next to it also become boxes. like ...
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Names not resolved

Yesterday I connected my computer (Arch) to a new WLAN, browsing without any problem at all. Today, same computer, same WLAN, I can't browse anymore: the names are no longer resolved. Other devices on ...
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How to update packages to intermediate or most recent possible version with pacman?

I think a case study is better to understand what I mean. I have cuda 9.0.176 and cuddn 7.1.4 installed. The most recent version of cudnn is 7.3.0, but it depends on cuda >= 10 and for unrelated ...
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Why JetBrains apps not showing window content in remote desktop (Xrdp)?

I installed on my Debian 9.5 Stretch Xrdp for remote desktop with vnc4server. When I try to launch any app from JetBrains in remote desktop like PhpStorm, PyCharm, Rider, DataGrip or Android Studio a ...
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How do I keep systemd from killing my tmux sessions?

I understand why systemd wants to kill my stuff when I log out. I want to make an exception for tmux. Here's what I've got so far: /etc/logind.conf [Login] KillUserProcesses=no .xinitrc ...
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ffmpeg: yuv420p pixel format missing?

Often when I search online for ffmpeg advice, I find the answer involves using the -pix_fmt yuv420p (or I think also yuv720p) argument. Example: What ffmpeg command line produces video more compatible ...
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Killer E2400 nego 100mbps under arch but 1000mbps under livecd and Windows

I got a laptop with E2400. Os are Archlinux and Windows. It performs 100 mbps speed under Arch. The interesting thing is it can perform 1000mbps under Archlinix livecd(Release about 2018-10-1) and ...
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Arch Linux GPU benchmark low score

I have Asus N550JK laptop with Manjaro Linux installed. The CPU is i7 4700HQ, the dedicated GPU is Geforce GTX850m. It seems that there is a gpu driver problem in my laptop, because the score of ...
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Arch Linux KDE Plasma Fresh install can't click at all

I just spent the last couple of hours installing arch (I'm new to this) and I finally managed to get the KDE Plasma environment only to find that I can't left or right click whatsoever. I can't scroll ...
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Disk encryption utility does not start after emergency reboot during upgrade

I have Arch Linux and disk encryption installed. During an update, the system hung and I used a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Alt + Del), which was a big mistake on my part. A shutdown occurred during the ...
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EE Failed to activate virtual core keyboard: 2(EE)

I upgraded my Manjaro Linux using command sudo pacman -Syu then when I rebooteEE Failed to activate virtual core keyboard: 2(EE)d a day later, I got blank screen with blinking cursor and also ...
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How to make PKGBUILD install to /usr/bin/ with dependencies?

I'm writing a PKGBUILD for meetalva.io so I can submit it to AUR—so others can install it through yaourt. The binary Alva has two library dependencies, libnode.so and libffmpeg.so, which I need to ...
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Can not copy-paste a tweet in Firefox

It is a weird problem. I am unable to copy from or paste into a tweet in Firefox. e.g. I can copy some content from a web-page but can not paste it into tweets at Twitter (works in Chrome) If I ...
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Configure a Linux client for a Windows VPN

I am trying to connect from my personal Arch Linux laptop to my office's windows server VPN. I have followed the instructions of the Arch wiki but I cannot get the IPSec tunnel to connect. The ...
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Gigabyte H110-D3a won't boot from GRUB USB running Arch

This issue seems to be pretty common on the web, but I can't seem to get anything to work. Basically, I've created a persistent Arch USB that's set up for mining. It boots and runs fine on my PC and ...
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Can't connect to PEAP with wpa_supplicant on Arch

I've been searching around for how to connect to PEAP and there's lot's of info out there, but I can't seem to connect and my University tech support is no help(I'm not really surprised). Basically I ...
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DNS lookup fails only on specific sites while using Arch Linux

The title gets to the core of the problem. I will provide more information though. I am running an install of Arch Linux on my laptop, and up until recently everything was going fine. I am was using ...
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Grub2 not recognizing USB stick after update?

I have a pretty basic ArchLinux setup in VirtualBox that I regularly copy over to a USB stick to boot on a real machine. It worked fine for the past few months, but after the last update (Oct 8th 2018)...
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How can I start a systemd service when a given USB device (ethernet dongle) is plugged in?

I have an USB ethernet dongle I use for ethernet access, but I'd like to automatically start netctl-ifplugd@... when plugging it in. (Not to be confused with plugging in the ethernet cable - that's ...
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Dual boot hibernation with Win10 and Arch sharing EFI partition

My appologies in advance if similar questions has been asked. I actually wanted to ask this in comments on one post but don't have enough reputation. I have a 256GB SSD containing Windows10 and Arch ...
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How to extend arch linux partition without Gparted

I have arch-linux installed on dev/sda8. I have about 39 GB of unallocated space just above dev/sda8. I want to move the same below sda8 so I can extend my linux parttion. I tried Gparted from linux ...
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Black Screen on R9 270 arch linux

I am having a strange issue where the monitor connected to my second gpu (r9 270) is showing a black screen. The monitors connected to my primary GPU (rx 480) show Arch Linux fine. My hardware: Ryzen ...
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How to remove “starred” tab in gnome's nautilus?

I have a lot of network drives and a few bookmarks and I don't like having my file manager maximized, so I prefer an interface that's as clean as possible. This Starred tab however blocks this for me....
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After btrfs scrub, how do you get the list of affected files?

I just tried to use btrfs send for a backup but it ended up giving me an io error. I ran btrfs scrub, which reported 32 unrepairable blocks on my raspi's sd card. The obvious way to fix this is to ...
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Binding key combination to other key

I am using i3wm on Arch and I want use Win as my mod key. This does not work, because it seems that intern that the key combination Win+Shift gives the key SunPros - keycode 138 (keysym 0x1005ff70, ...
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Atom Editor and VS Code turn volume up all the way when opened

I've found that consistently VS Code or most of the time when I open Atom Editor my system audio volume suddenly turns up to 100%! I am running Arch Linux with Cinnamon Desktop. These editors are the ...
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Android Emulator put Capture-Line on Soundcard to 100%

If i start the Android-Emulator, my audio-device Capture will be turned to 100% (which cause a huge noise). Is there a way to prevent Android-Emulator from doing this? On CLI I can use amixer sset ...
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VcXrv to connect to X server on vm

System: archlinux as a vm on vmware workstation on windows10 host VcXsrv installed on windows10 host as X-client. The question is: if I start X server on archlinux, how to use VcXsrv as X-client and ...
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Cannot navigate nor use keybinds in neovim quickfix or location window

I’m trying to use the make command, but I cannot navigate in the quickfix window except than by using commands. If I press any key other than the command prefix (:) it closes. I also cannot use ...
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Epson Thermal Printer is not working on Arch Linux

I have installed all the drivers and PPD file for my Epson T88IV Thermal Printer but I am getting this error on CUPS: Idle - "File "/usr/lib/cups/backend//dev/usb/lp0" not available: No such file ...
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How to boot Arch Linux on MSI B250M PRO-VDH?

I want to achieve a proper GRUB installation, so it will be able to EFI boot Arch Linux on my MSI B250M PRO-VDH without further user intervention. Everything has been set-up as it follows: /dev/sdc1 ...
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How does cached text from web pages on laptop browser be displayed in an app on phone, without user initiation?

I was trying to make samba server accessible between my linux host and qemu-kvm run Windows 10 VM. Among the many pages i visited, This "https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/samba was one of them. ...
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Where did snd-aloop go?

I'm on arch linux and I've been using snd-aloop to create a virtual audio devices without issues for a year now. Since yesterday's system upgrade to the new Linux kernel (4.18.3) however, the module ...
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Why doesn't my BIOS recognize a bootable partition?

I've been following an Arch Linux install guide and partitioned my hard drive using fdisk. I've selected the disklabel type dos and created three partitions. One of these partitions I've flagged as ...
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Use Netflix with Arch Linux and Firefox

I'm trying to run Netflix with Firefox on Arch Linux. I thought Arch Linux and Firefox are now supported and checked the DRM box and made sure that I have the OpenH264 Video Codec and Widevine ...
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Grep causes entire system to freeze while comparing two files

What I wanted is to compare two files and check if every line in file1 exists in file2. My first try: grep -v -f file2 file1. This resulted in a lot of syntax errors (but didn't freeze anything). I ...
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Modify user to remove home directory

The passwd file entry for a user associated with a service (squeezelite) indicates that user has a home directory (/home/squeezelite). This folder does not exist (and I suspect it never did). The ...
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Archlinux vm on vmware workstation use hardware UTC instead time of windows10 host

I have windows10 box, on that I install vmware workstation and create an archlinux vm on vmware workstation. Problem is when I set to use UTC on archlinux with this command: ln -sf /usr/share/...
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System clock resetting, making conflicts with write stamps

My system clock is resetting to a date back in 2016 for some reason and as a work around I reset the date manually every time I boot it. Whenever I boot into Arch with a auto-resetted system date(i.e ...
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Get Source for Arch Linux Package?

In Debian based distributions you can run apt-get source <package_name> to fetch the source code for a package. What is the equivalent for pacman on Arch Linux?
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How to debug local named with broken dnssec

Update: I should have checked the BIND change-log to start with, I see this entry between the two versions I was using: 4957. The default setting for "dnssec-validation" is now "auto", which ...
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Why can't I ssh to a local (single-label) hostname: “ssh: connect to host myserver port 22: Invalid argument”?

(I figured out this is related to nscd; please see the bottom of the question) I'm trying to connect to a headless server via my laptop; they share a wired link via a Linksys wireless router and TP-...
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What is causing my meta key to get stuck to “down” in Arch Linux (KDE)?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 710 15-ISK, running Aptergos Linux, which to my understanding is Arch Linux in a wrapper. I chose the KDE environment. There is some strange keyboard event series that causes the ...
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Arch on WSL: libQt5Core.so.5 not found, despite being installed

I was hit by some hardcore power-tripping forum mods on the Arch Linux forum, so here I am. I'm trying to run GUI apps on WSL, such as dolphin or kate. However, none of them can find libQt5Core.so.5, ...
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Linux equivalent of Windows-R command (XFCE)

The Windows-R command in Windows 7/8/10 brings up the Run prompt where one may enter: A folder name (e.g. c:\temp\docs) and have that folder opened in the file manager (i.e. explorer). A command name ...