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Just a follow up question to see what you guys (and gals are using)
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Najib Bennani's profile photoPer-Johan Halsli's profile photo
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we're no sheep :)
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Unixstickers

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Hi Arch-ers.. we are running a limited time discount on our entire Arch Linux collection.
You can get it here-> http://unixstickers.link/archlinux30g
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Serge Lussier (bretzelus)'s profile photoJosh Sabboth's profile photo
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+Serge Lussier Yes, I would order one right away if there was one available.
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Hello archers!

I'm going to install arch beside the Windows with BitLocker protected drives. Are there any options to have access to that drives from Linux?

Thanks in advance!
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Eugeniy Mozhevitin's profile photoJosh Sabboth's profile photo
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Just skip past the installation instructions as dislocker is in the arch repos
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Josh Sabboth
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"aconfmgr: A configuration manager for Arch Linux"

Looks like a neat project. I'm going to check it out when I get home.

Package available via git or the AUR
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Josh Sabboth's profile photoRob Stanfield's profile photo
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Thanks +Josh Sabboth!
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Andrew Yunker

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If im swapping my gpu from a gtx 960 to a 1060 i dont need any software changes correct? The nvidia package houses drivers for both doesn't it?
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Josh Sabboth's profile photoAndrew Yunker's profile photo
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Awesome, thanks for confirming guys.
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Mohamed Ashraf

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Please, before I use dd in cloning the disk, will an incomplete dd(interrupted) damage the hard disk (can't be fixed) or only makes the partition table damaged (can be fixed)

If you prefer any other cloning method, please mention it
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Josh Sabboth's profile photo
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BTW my original suggestion, Clonezilla, does partitions or whole discs..
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F. Ariel Jung

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before, crying about a error, I need to check with someone else if what is happening to me, hapens to some else, to discar an Arch/gnome error or an website codeing error.

I use to have firefox opened in this website http://vorterix.com and play the live streaming, but I noticed that if there is any other system sound, this live streaming get muted, I have to reload the stream. I have to add that with Youtube Videos this does not happens.
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Gaurav Dighe

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Hi, assist in installing propeiratory drivers and battery issues with below configuraration.
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Aisyk's profile photoGaurav Dighe's profile photo
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Ok
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Boško ™

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I have a rather specific problem, something that will never affect 99% of the normal Arch users (if anyone of us is normal to begin with, but that's beyond the scope of this post here).

My hobby is Android ROM development, which means that I need to compile stuff on a daily basis. This worked absolutely fine on Arch while dealing with Android marshmallow. You had to install your build environment packages, openjdk7 and Google SDK stuff. After that, it was plain sailing: you start your build script, stuff compiles, all Java and Jack processes get killed when the build is done, your PC runs like Bolt after that, easy-peasy.
New Android 7 requires openjdk8, though. You install that, naturally, but now the compiling process is not so sweet anymore. After you fire up your build it goes on smoothly until the end, no problems there. However, Arch successfully kills two javac processes and ninja (Google compiler) after the build is done, but leaves java process unharmed and rampant using 4.3 Gbs of my 8Gb RAM. Needless to say, the system starts to feel like running through molasses.
Appending pkill java to the end of my build script solves this, but why is this happening?
Any ideas? I'll be most grateful.

Note: None of my Android team mates running Mint, Manjaro or whatnot have this problem, so I don't think it's Google compiler's fault. 
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Boško ™'s profile photoKevin Riehl's profile photo
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Well I'm not sure the exact answer to your problem. But I know that if you use the openjdk Android studio complains that it could cause problems and to use the Oracle release of Java. That may or may not be the problem.
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Mohamed Ashraf

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Please, anyone knows how to put grub.cfg and themes in the esp partition??
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Jim Scholfield's profile photoCesar Vergara's profile photo
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+Jim Scholfield​ efibootmgr does The thing! Thanx for the correction!
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Which terminal do you prefer to use?

If it's not an alternative - write it in comments

Just to be clear - users of Antergos -Manjaro or other derivatives don't need to vote. Not interested in what they use. I want to know what those using Arch prefer
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urxvt (rxvt-unicode)
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I'm using Tilda
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Jaden Weiss

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Here is a script I wrote which will eventually generate working container images for a project to automate building/testing of the AUR

The end result is uploaded to transfer.sh at the end of the Travis log
archcontainer - A container with arch linux
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Dipto Pratyaksa

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Which Desktop Environment do you have on your Arch Linux now?
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Unity
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Cinnamon
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F. Ariel Jung's profile photo
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Just on vbox, but not the same as pantheon....
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Kinley Dorji

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Hmm. Today I thought I'd properly set up screen on my Arch Linux box. So I typed in 'man screen' and proceeded to read the manual as I Googled the topic as well as I was trying to figure out what exactly I wanted for myself.

So I'm scrolling down the man pages, and scrolling and scrolling, and the damn thing never seemed to stop scrolling! Curious, I zoomed to the end to find that it has all of 2,794 lines! It's the longest man page documentation I have encountered, and surely a testament to the seriousness of the screen devs. OK, I gotta go back now and plough through it!
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Kinley Dorji's profile photoKarl Sayle's profile photo
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Again I havent tried emacs, just jumped from Komodo Edit to PyCharm and then swiftly to Vim + Tmux and now I cant/dont want to use anything else.
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Grant Nichol

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What is the name of that one package on the ArchISO boot/install medium that when you miss type a command it asks you what you meant? Example: I type "pacmn" and instead of saying that it is not a command it asks. "Do you mean pacman? (y/n)" Sorry, this is not very accurate of a question. I have not seen the boot media for a while.
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Josh Sabboth's profile photoJason Weatherly's profile photo
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Pfffft, I use 'sh' like my father and grandfather before me. ;)
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Jaden Weiss

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I recently swapped out my GPU, and now my hdds are ridiculously slow. There are 3 1TB drives running ext4 in raid5. My hard drive light is on constantly, and iotop shows no disk usage. My system is so slow that it is unusable. I have an AMD FX-9590 and 15GB of free ram, so that's not the problem (btw I don't use swap). Any ideas?
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Topias Salakka's profile photoJason Weatherly's profile photo
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+Topias Salakka True. I think they just slacked off before they hit the mark.
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Ali Saylıca

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How to install arch on usb
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William Maxwell Iceladen's profile photoNik Th (NickTh)'s profile photo
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Josh Sabboth
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"The technical reason for it is that the PKGBUILDs are perfectly valid bash. Yaourt is one of the few AUR helpers that is literally dumb enough to source the PKGBUILD before you can even read it (means if the file is malicious, yaourt offers you to read it after the code has been executed). Most other helpers use other means, for example pacaur uses the AUR RPC to get all it's info, downloads the stuff, offers you to read it and THEN sources the PKGBUILD."
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Leonard König's profile photoPad Ster's profile photo
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+Leonard König When there's nvidia driver updates I sometimes like to wait a week or two to make sure all of the packages are updated and the kernel is compatible, since I've had some issues before (running testing repo). In yaourt I can just comment out a few lines instead of adding to ignorepkg or --ignore each of them.

I just find it kind of weird to have it ask if I want to edit all the PKGBUILDs at once and then run through them all in a row afterwards. I guess it's just something that's different and I'd just have to get used to.

About the -git stuff... it seems kind of weird. I've got an update for "firefox-nightly", and pacaur gives me this:

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:: firefox-nightly latest revision -- fetching
AUR Packages (1) firefox-nightly-latest
:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
:: Retrieving package(s)...
:: Checking firefox-nightly integrity...
...


It makes it look like it's installing "firefox-nightly-latest" or something. 
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Andrew Yunker

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Anyone else notice Atom will not load files if they're opened from a file manager and atom is set as the default app for text file? But if atom is opened first then opens all text files fine. Using latest community package of atom.
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Jim Scholfield's profile photoAndrew Yunker's profile photo
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Maybe it's something with pcmanfm then.
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