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Arch Linux is a rolling-release Linux distribution.

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Make a partition to write from end to start instead of normal writing

I want to install both windows and a linux system ((Arch)) on my SSD but I want one of them to be write from beginning of the drive and the other starts from the end . I want to do this because of ...
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Blackarch linux boot error on grub

I came across an error after installing blackarch linux from live iso. Grub bootloader says filesystem unknown. I was able to use these commands and boot to another linux that i had installed: Set ...
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Archlinux Dell XPS graphic glitches even in Bios

today, suddenly chrome died on me and the bottom half of my screen on my dell xps 15 7590 started flickering and kind of mirroring the windows above. I have tried reinstalling intel and nouvou ...
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Can not allocate memory on archlinux

I have a C program that uses lots of memory. I also have AchLinux box with 32 GB RAM. My program fail to allocate more than ~12 GB RAM, even I start it as root. I checked ulimit but I did not found ...
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Can't login after full system upgrade

yesterday i upgraded my system on Archlinux and after a reboot the login screen is back whenever i type the pass, password is right but i think there's some error somewhere dunno. i tried my best to ...
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Arch VM constantly receiving caps lock signal

So I was enjoying life for a while, but then vmware decided that my caps lock key needed to be more non-deterministic. This occurs across two different VMs (I created a new one just to ensure that it ...
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Partioning a configuration SSD + HDD

I've tested Manjaro for a few months and now want to test Arch. However, the same problem as the one I got into when installing Manjaro showed up: how should I partition my disks? I have a 112GB SSD ...
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Bad Message (Cannot access the directory)

I used the cmd cd .themes It shows: bash: cd: .themes: Bad message Because of this I cannot access my $Home directory from regular file manager. I am using Manjaro xfce distribution and I'm still a ...
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How do I install Archlinux on my laptop, without destroying my current Deepin OS?

I have Deepin OS, and I want to try Arch Linux without destroying my current OS... How do I do that? I followed Deepin OS Beta instructions (while installing), and it formatted my current files.. So, ...
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Make an internal NVME drive bootable

I’m installing UEFI arch Linux using a live usb on a NVMe-drive laptop. I got up until disk partitioning when I saw that I could not flag any partitions in the NVME drive as bootable. The only ...
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Why I can't boot my virtual machines on FreeNAS after installing them?

I'm using FreeNAS-11.3-U2. I tried to install Archlinux Virtual machines on my it 3 times. When I reboot after installation is completed, I can boot into the virtual machine, but everytime I restart ...
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TLP could not detect fan speed

Recently I wanted to monitor the fan speed on my Arch Linux so I downloaded tlp. And I tried to monitor with sudo tlp-stat -t but the fan speed returned nothing. I tried to use fancontrol and ...
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ArchLinux KDE sometimes mouseclick on the touchpad not working

I'm running Arch Linux with KDE Plasma as desktop environment. Sometimes it happens that I suddenly can't use the double tap gesture on the touch-pad to make a mouse click also the two finger gestures ...
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Systemd-homed authentication / PAM settings to use for lightdm

I am using the lightdm display manager, with the Aether Theme, on EndeavorOS / Arch Linux, with the PAM configurations laid out in the Arch Wiki, regarding nss-auth and system-auth. The service is ...
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How to allow `iw dev link` as non-root user?

I have a laptop and desktop, both running Arch linux. On the laptop, I can run (as a non-root user): iw dev wlp3s0 link This outputs all the expected information. On the desktop, running the same ...
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VritualBox won't let me change Graphics Controller

i have VirtualBox running in arch linux and for installing it i followed arch linux wiki guide but i'm not still sure that i installed it correctly now i'm trying to install android on virtualbox, ...
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Diagnose failure of motherboard to recognize an M2 drive

I have a WS C422 Sage/10G motherboard which supports two M.2 slots. I got 2x Inland Premium 1TB SSD 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drives to go into those slots. According to ...
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Lots of ata1 R/W errors Arch linux virtualbox (physical disk) but not when I manually boot from the motherboard

My desktop has a NVMe M.2 SSD with Arch linux installed and a hard drive with Windows 10 installed. I use Windows more often now to play games and would like to have access to my arch install aswell. ...
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How to Move Linux partition but keep the dual boot

have a Windows 10 and Arch Linux dual boot system on my 1 TB m.2 ssd. Because I have a lot of games in Windows, I got myself another 1 TB Samsung 860 evo. I would like to move my entire Linux ...
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Binding Right Alt to Alt-Gr

I am trying to figure out how to bind my Right Alt key to Alt-Gr, possibly with xmodmap or something similar, but I can't seem to figure it out. This would be Manjaro/Arch Linux.
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SSD Trim on Archlinux

I heard a lot of different opinions about SSD Trim and normally it's not very important to know how that is handled because you know that is handled unless I use systems where most of the installation ...
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VirtualBox stuck in 800x600 resolution (Arch Linux - KDE Plasma)

Running KDE Plasma on Arch Linux on VirtualBox. The desktop is stuck in 800x600 resolution. If I try to set the resolution inside System Settings - Display Configuration, the window enlarges then ...
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Sharing a partition between Arch & Ubuntu

I've just installed Arch linux to go alongside Ubuntu, and I'm having some trouble sharing a partition between the two. I've created it in both distros' fstabs, looking like this: UUID=<uuid> ...
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Setting up named in arch linux

I am trying to set up a domain on an Arch Linux VM. Following is my named.conf options { directory "/var/named"; pid-file "/run/named/named.pid"; // Uncomment these to enable IPv6 ...
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Problems connecting to the Internet with NetworkManager

I'm using ArchLinux with Network Manager to connect to the internet through wifi, but sometimes, even if it is still connected to the wifi, I can't reach websites. I searched a lot on the net to see ...
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KVM GPU Passthrough Nvidia Error 43

I have a Dell Latitude E6530 laptop with Optimus graphics (Intel/Nvidia) and I am attempting a dGPU passthrough that I have read countless articles and forum threads about trying to overcome this ...
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Wrong monitor resolution on startup Arch Linux

I have a problem with my Arch Linux, (probably it was my fault, I may or may not have uninstalled something). The problem is that every time I boot up the screen resolution is set to a very low one. ...
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Arch installation didn't show up on completion

I downloaded iso of arch Linux through a torrent, made a usb, partitioned my hard drive, made file systems, mounted them, executed pacstrap, installed Intel-ucode, configured grub and instead of ...
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Shared Folder don't share (Virtual Box) [Arch Linux]

Windows: Host Arch Linux: Guest I wanted to create a shared folder between Windows and Arch Linux, but I don't know why doesn't work because I can see the folder in /media in arch, but the files ...
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GPU not recognized (archlinux - nvidia drivers)

I've been trying for a while to configure my gpu for my arch install (gtx 960m), but i can't make it work. My Xorg.conf is a followed : Section "Device Identifier "nvidia" Driver "...
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From Nvidia drivers to Nouveau, Xorg.conf

I'm on archlinux, and I am switching from Nvidia drivers to Nouveau drivers, but i encounter an issue. I am wondering what to do with the Device Section reprensenting my GPU in my Xorg.conf. Am i ...
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Right to Left (RTL) text in polybar

I'm using Polybar, and I want to show a Persian text on it. According to the docs on text module, I can achieve this like this: [module/persian] type = custom/text content = یک متن فارسی And then I ...
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Different fonts for different languages (English and Persian)

I constantly use English and Persian (Farsi) in my day-to-day use. And I want to set different fonts for each of them, in arch-linux. Namely, I want to use Iosevka for English, and Sahel for Persian. ...
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How do I make a “snapshot” of pacman packages on Arch before upgrading

I use Arch for daily work but when I upgrade something breaks from time to time. Is there a way to take a "snapshot" before upgrading and just revert back to it if something breaks? Someone has ...
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How do I edit /etc/runit/1 without logging in?

I made the mistake of autostarting syncthing with runit and now I can't login. (I added "syncthing to /etc/runit/1".) Initially, I rebooted normally to syncthing starting, but from there I could not ...
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Arch Linux - Cannot mount SMB Share with mount.cifs, but gvfs and smbclient work

I am trying to access a NAS over a Cisco AnyConnect VPN. I can access it fine on: Macbook (Finder's "Connect to server") Windows 10 (Map Network Drive) Arch Linux gvfs (thunar and gio mount) Arch ...
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xfdesktop error after inactivity “None of the screen lock tools ran successfully, the screen will not be locked”

I user lightdm and xfce on my laptop. It's a new installation. Every time the screen turns off from inactivity (or close the lid), I would see the lightdm login screen. However, after I log in, and ...
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How to copy selected image/screenshot to clipboard?

I'm currently using Manjaro but I'd like something that'd work on Arch too for future migration. I'm using i3 at the moment but plan to switch to dwm. To put a screenshot into the clipboard, I'm ...
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Unfreeze Epson Perfection 2480 flat-bed scanner from GNU/Linux

So I have been happily using my Epson Perfection 2480 Photo for years from Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 10, and various GNU/Linux distributions, and it's still going strong. Occasionally, ...
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'echo' does not print unicode on startup

I'm running a quite fresh installation of Arch and the startup is set up like this (simplified): .zprofile-> exec startx # only startx is called here .xinit -> exec bspwm # xinit is the default from /...
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why ssh-agent and ssh-add commands are not working together in one bash script?

I wrote one script where I would like it to start the ssh-agent first in order to run the agent in background, and sets the appropriate environment variables for the current shell instance. However, ...
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ssh agent does not create ssh-askpass file

I'm on arch linux and I'm using ksshaskpass as an ssh helper. I'm trying to set up SSH keys for pushing to git. After creating an SSH key and adding it with ssh-add, I go to use it with visual studio ...
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RPC header not found despite being installed

I'm trying to install MB-system on my Arch Linux machine. I installed all necessary dependencies and have the package libtirpc installed. When running the configure script, it ends with: checking rpc/...
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Pasting 'required text' into terminal emulator results in '^[[200~required text~'

I have noticed that when pasting into a terminal emulator, both on macOS (using Terminal.app or iTerm2.app) or in Linux (using urxvt) sometimes I get extra characters. The characters are always the ...
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Xorg page allocation failure and baloo engine errors on KDE

So basically I leave my computer alone for quite a bit of time. I have the settings set to the displays turning off and I can wake the machine by pressing a key or moving the mouse. But today it seems ...
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FFMPEG virtual camera on Microsoft Teams

I would like to stream my monitor as the webcam input. I do this using sudo ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 15 -s 1280x1024 -i :0.0+0,0 -vcodec rawvideo -pix_fmt yuv420p -threads 0 -f v4l2 -vf 'hflip,scale=800:...
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No Brightness control in kde

I just reinstalled my arch. During KDE install, we have multiple ways to install KDE. plasma (install the whole KDE) Plasma-meta(meta pack) Plasma-desktop( it Just provides desktop and nothing else....
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No other language than English can be typed or displayed in terminal

I am not sure whether it has something to do with my locale settings, which are hopefully fine, or fonts. locale -a C en_US.utf8 POSIX ru_RU.utf8 uk_UA.utf8 When I switch between keyboard layouts I ...
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sxhkd - chaining chords doesn't work in autostart.sh of dwm

sxhkd has a feature where I can chain chords. From man sxhkd: When multiple chords are separated by semicolons, the hotkey is a chord chain: the command will only be executed after receiving each ...
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Connect to OpenVPN server via a HTTP proxy

I've read this question and want to do something slightly different: How to use OpenVPN behind a HTTP and HTTPS proxy? I have a few local services that I want to connect to the internet through ...

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