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Q&A Pacman list files installed by a package

How to show a list of files belonging to a package with pacman?

1 answer  ·  posted 9d ago by Iizuki‭  ·  last activity 9d ago by Iizuki‭

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Q&A ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: 'foo'

When I create the initramfs, I sometimes see messages like: ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: 'xhci_pci' I get many for different modules. What do they mean? Should I in...

1 answer  ·  posted 22d ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 16d ago by Iizuki‭

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Q&A An alternative to pacman sudo nag?

Some pacman functions require sudo. When I forget the sudo, you get: error: you cannot perform this operation unless you are root. I then have to press the keys: up, home, s, u, d, o, space, en...

2 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by TowerOfTurtles‭

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Q&A Albert with compositor surrounded by ghost of other windows

On Arch Linux, I installed albert (from AUR) and picom as the compositor. I am using i3 as the window manager. When I bring up the albert window, it is surrounded by the ghost of a window in the b...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A How to prevent keyboard layout modifications from affecting external keyboards

Using For the console: /etc/vconsole.conf ---- KEYMAP=dvorak For X Session: .xinitrc ---- setxkbmap -layout us -variant dvorak & Problem For the console, it applies the dvorak lay...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by mcp‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by mcp‭

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Q&A How to identify and separate standalone applications from libraries in Linux package lists?

I want to generate a list of trending Arch/AUR packages that focuses on user-facing applications rather than background libraries and dependencies. I wrote a script that uses the data from pkgstat...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by ShadowsRanger‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by alx‭

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Q&A Nvidia docker runtime: Failed to create task for container

I installed the Nvidia container toolkit so I can use GPU acceleration in Docker containers. However, I can't get the containers to work: $ sudo docker run --runtime=nvidia nvidia/cuda:12.2.0-base...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A How do I globally configure consistent DPI for GUI apps?

How do I configure my system so that all GUI apps use a consistent DPI, without configuring each app individually?

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A How to get a new IP address from DHCP?

How do I make my computer request a new IP from DHCP? I am using Arch with NetworkManager.

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Static IP on wired LAN

I have an Arch Linux machine connected to a LAN by ethernet. The router runs OpenWRT. DHCP assigns IPs to this machine like 192.168.1.* - quite typical. I want the IP to always be 192.168.1.10. I...

2 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Do you still need to update archlinux-keyring before pacman -Syu?

For some time pacman used to have a problem where: Occasionally Arch maintainers introduce new GPG keys They start signing packages with the keys Your local pacman doesn't receive these until ...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A How do I make media keys work with PipeWire?

My keyboard has keys for mute, volume up, volume down. In i3wm, I used to have these bound with: bindsym XF86AudioRaiseVolume exec --no-startup-id pulsemixer --change-volume +10 --max-volume 100 ...

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Mithical‭

Question arch-linux sound i3wm
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Q&A GUI apps stop working until next boot after some system upgrades

My system occasionally has an issue that looks like this: I run pacman -Syu Many things get updated Many GUI apps (including all display managers and Xorg) start refusing to run and throw up O...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by mr Tsjolder‭

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Q&A What does the "Valid" column mean in the output of "faillock"?

I was looking into unlocking my login after too many incorrect password attempts. I found this post about it. Doing faillock -user $(whoami) --reset did indeed unlock the login. However, what exac...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by AdminBee‭

Question arch-linux password
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Q&A How to change keyboard layout without a DE?

I am running X on Arch Linux without a desktop environment, only i3. Sometimes I need to switch between typing in different languages. How do I switch my keyboard layout?

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by mr Tsjolder‭

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Q&A Increase incorrect login attempts before locking account

When I enter the login password incorrectly 3 times, my computer locks me out from attempting a login for 10 minutes. How can I increase the number of attempts?

2 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by r~~‭

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Q&A How to change the keyboard layout with Gnome and Arch linux?

My goal is to use a french AZERTY keyboard layout with Arch linux and Gnome desktop environment but use US English as "OS language". Note that I am also open to a "working" solution on any other d...

2 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by zetyty‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A How can I change the timeout after too many incorrect login attempts?

When I enter the login password incorrectly 3 times, my computer locks me out from attempting a login for 10 minutes. How can I change the timeout?

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Is PipeWire easier to use than PulseAudio? [closed]

I have always found PulseAudio to be difficult to use and overcomplicated. Recently I also discovered that it is written by Lennart Poettering, whom I dislike. I am now very motivated to use someth...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  closed 10mo ago by Quasímodo‭

Question arch-linux sound
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Q&A PipeWire separates the audio of every program, how do I combine them?

I uninstalled PulseAudio and installed PipeWire. It seems like now, every application gets an independent audio configuration. When I go into pavucontrol I see "Spotify" where I configure the volu...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Download packages for full system upgrade without installing

I noticed that downloading all the pacman packages for a full system install takes a lot of time, so I want to create a systemd time that will periodically download them for me. That way, most of t...

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by terdon‭

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Q&A After update, OpenGL does not work until reboot

Whenever I do a big system update, OpenGL stops working until the next reboot. This also prevent OpenGL apps from launching. Example: $ glxgears X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer par...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A How do I view fonts?

How can I view font files, like .ttf, in Linux? I'd like to see a sample of the font (quick brown fox...) and metadata about it (like exact name).

2 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by andrew.46‭

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Q&A How to install printer driver for Canon PIXMA TR4522 printer in Arch Linux

I have used printers before in Arch Linux, but I can't figure out how to print with a Canon PIXMA TR4522 printer. More specifically, I am having trouble finding the correct driver. I have installe...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Trevor‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A Is it possible to install .deb file on arch-based Linux?

Is it possible to install .deb extension file in Arch-Based Linux? I saw there's no dpkg package. But, if installing .deb file possible than, how?

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by Grove‭

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Q&A Get current server of pacman

How do I get the URL of the remote repository that pacman uses to download packages? I know that I can tell pacman which server to use by editing /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist. But in my case, all of t...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Matthias Braun‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Matthias Braun‭

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