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Julien Ledun

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Hey archers !

I've got one (surely stupid) question, and I'm sure by a bit more Googling I would find the answer, but I also want your feelings about that.

I've discovered today how to setup a rsync server. Great tool !

How about rsync's protocol security ? I mean, if a forward rsync server port on my internet router, can the entire world read theses files ? Is it encrypted ? If not, is it easy to pipe rsync protocol through ssh ?

If you use rsync as a server, can you explain why ?
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Christian Hesse's profile photoJosh Sabboth's profile photo
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+Christian Hesse Unless it's locally like I do
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Benjamin Chavez

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Hi guys. I would like to be able to use a bluetooth speaker to listen music from my Thinkpad T420 running Arch Linux. So far I have installed bluez and the bluez-utils packagesI have follow the steps on the wiki but it is not getting me anywhere. Has anybody here done before? can you please walk me through it? I will appreciate it. Thank you.
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If you use pulseaudio you need extra/pulseaudio-bluetooth package.
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Stefan Seidel

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Installed Arch with X. Complained about shitty fonts. +Heiko Wolf suggested installing infinality. So much better. I think infinality should
  a) go into the main repo
  b) be put first place in the Font/Font configuration or even General recommendations Wiki articles.
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Imran Munshi's profile photoMārtiņš Možeiko's profile photoPetr Faltýnek's profile photo
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Because infinality is not really needed. With proper fontconfig configuration you can get good looking fonts, same as with infinality.

It's all in the wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Font_configuration#Fontconfig_configuration

On my machine to do that, I do this:
ln -s /etc/fonts/conf/conf.avail/10-autohint.conf /etc/fonts/conf/conf.d
ln -s /etc/fonts/conf/conf.avail/10-sub-pixel-rgb.conf /etc/fonts/conf/conf.d/
ln -s /etc/fonts/conf/conf.avail/11-lcdfilter-default.conf /etc/fonts/conf/conf.d/

You may want also to set up hintstyle.

You can also override configuration manually in ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf
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Atze de Vries

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Hi, i'm looking for a password manager which works good with CLI and also with firefox.
I've tried keepassc but found some issues with that. Also you need the full keepass to have it sync with firefox.

Any ideas?
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David Kessler's profile photoElmo Ensio's profile photoGaurav Padia's profile photo
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I am a happy Lastpass user for several years now.
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Erik Dubois

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arch + I3   a marriage made in heaven
Sardi icons are on aur (18 sets)
Yltra flat icons are on aur
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/yltra-flat-icons-git/
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/sardi-icons/
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Looks nice
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Just out of curiosity: is it still possible to get KDE4?
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+Paweł Kulesza I'm a fan of KDE. :)
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Torstein Sandal

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Sharing is caring part 2 :)
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+arno robin werkman I can understand why. Plasma and Gnome does tend to get abit bloated. Its all about taste =)
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Hey wats up guys, im having a bit of a problem getting my USB gaming headphones working on my x230 thinkpad. I have pulseaudio and amixer installed. Idk if it should be mounted or change up some config files. Oh and im also using the i3wm
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What's your headset? try changing the audio device using pavucontrol (download that package if you dont have it)
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Erik Dubois

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Sardi icons are now on AUR
a set of 18 different icons and folders
you can change colours of sardi flexible via script
tested on various operating systems
now on aur
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Thanks
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Justen Robertson

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I wrote a script for Arch Linux that requests a forwarded port from Private Internet Access.

The problem was twofold: first, the script they supplied doesn't work. It tries to use ipconfig, which is no longer a standard package in Arch. Second, it requires you to put in their cumbersome username and password each time you invoke it, which is a pain in the ass.

The alternative, pia-tools, seems to be broken - at least in Arch - and incompatible with Arch's private-internet-access package.

So this new script uses ip instead of ifconfig to get your IP address, solving problem #1, and reads your u & p from the config file created by private-internet-access, saving you problem #2.

As a bonus it parses the port number out of the json response, making the result easily pipeable to whatever (transmission's cli, for example).

Source/script: http://github.com/nphyx/piaport
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How can I mount a Windows 10 hibernated ntfs partition without using the windows workaround?
Got some files on that partition that I need before i format that thing.
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Tim tehgeek's profile photoChristopher R. White's profile photo
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sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o remove_hiberfile /dev/sda1 /media/windows - this should remove the hibernation file and allow r/w if needed
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Every year, Windows getting big.

I install an arch package, and decide to do -Syu at the same time.

Net Upgrade Size: -0.49 MiB

This is why I love arch.
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Imran Munshi

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If Arch Wiki disappears would you still use Arch Linux?
788 votes  -  votes visible to Public
44%
56%
Yes, I can live without Arch Wiki
44%
No, I will move to another distro
56%
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Tom Carrio's profile photoRicky Sistrunk's profile photoImran Munshi's profile photo
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+Tom Carrio fixing things and reporting the fix is not a "mentality". As I've said already, the wiki is useful but should only be used as a reference.. not the guide to life/the universe/love. In fact I don't recall The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy being mentioned in the wiki.. maybe it should be.
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CJ Chico

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Lookin' Good!
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+Imran Munshi Yep! 
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CJ Chico

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Hi guys. I just got Arch installed on my HP laptop and everything is working fine. I have XFCE installed with GDM as a display manager.

Every time I start the system, I want it to automatically launch GDM instead of me having to login and type 'systemctl start gdm.service'.

The page on the Arch wiki is really confusing and doesn't tell me much. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!!
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CJ Chico's profile photoNajib Bennani's profile photo
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'systemctl enable gdm.service'
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An Archy

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Permissions gremlin ????

I did a " # journalctl -xe" and it showed the "dispaly-manager.service did not start during initiall start up I think.
"systemd[1]: display-manager.service: Cannot add dependency job, ignoring: Unit display-manager.service failed to load"

An these are the messages I get when trying to check status and starting.

$ systemctl staus display-manager.service
Unknown operation staus.

$ systemctl status display-manager.service
Failed to get properties: Access denied

$ systemctl start display-manager.service
[color=#ff0000]Error getting authority: Error initializing authority: Exhausted all available authentication mechanisms (tried: EXTERNAL, DBUS_COOKIE_SHA1, ANONYMOUS) (available: EXTERNAL, DBUS_COOKIE_SHA1, ANONYMOUS) (g-io-error-quark, 0)
Could not watch jobs: Operation not permitted

I am at a loss what to do. ;-(
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So I thought I'd use my laptop as a media server of sorts since it is very old and the keyboard is broken. I installed plex-media-server and everything worked out of the box except for one thing, it will not "show" anything in the folder I add. So after it didn't work the first time like it should have, I changed the permissions for the folder so it is reading and writing as well as added my user to the plex group. Nothing has worked so far even though it should be. Has anyone else had issues with Plex media server too?
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I have series/show/name-sxxeyy-eptitle.xyz and movies/title(yyyu)/title.xyz
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Edward Torvalds

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same old, same old
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+Simon Thoby
One of the things that makes Arch Linux light and fast is systemd. Systemd was designed to be faster than traditional inits (I don't mean to side with other features of systemd :-) )
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Erik Dubois

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yltra flat icons is available in aur
4 icon sets new is arch blue and majestic
as a newbie I would like some tips and corrections
tested it here and seems to work.
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If you do not update your posts soon with links, they will all be removed. Thanks
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