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How do I install packages from the AUR?

Arch Linux has the AUR (Arch User Repository), a collection of user-built packages. How do I install these packages on Arch Linux ARM though?
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Building Wireless Drivers for Edimax Wireless USB: EW-7811UN

I've been trying on and off for days to build the module for my USB wireless device. It is an Edimax EW-7811UN I've found several resources on building modules for Debian, but none for Arch. ...
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WiFi configuration on Arch Linux ARM

I have bought a Model A Pi, and I successfully configured it with a USB Wifi dongle on Raspbian. I recently prepared an SD card with the latest version of Arch Linux ARM and I am trying to get it set ...
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Is there anything I can do to improve boot speed?

I love my Pi, but it takes a considerable time to boot. If I want to use it as a Media Centre, it's quite important that it powers up quickly. Are there any steps I can take to improve boot ...
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What are the benefits of using Arch Linux over the standard Debian build? [closed]

From the Raspberry Pi downloads page: Debian “squeeze” If you’re just starting out, this is the image we recommend you use. It’s a reference root filesystem from Gray and Dom, containing LXDE, Midori,...
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How can I setup a Wireless Access point or and Ad-hoc network?

I would like to connect to my PI through wireless USB dongle, how can I setup an AP or an Ad-Hoc under Arch Linux?
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How to set up a PulseAudio sink?

I'm trying to set up a PulseAudio sink on my Raspberry Pi, in order to stream all system sounds from my PC there. What is the best way to do so? For example, is it possible to watch movies or is ...
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Why do I have so many RAM disks?

I have Arch Linux running on my Raspberry Pi 2. Right after install, I ran lsblk, fdisk and df commands (unfortunately I did not save the output) but I had one disk, which is the SD card and two ...
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Won't boot after removing and inserting the SD Card?

I've installed Arch Linux on my SD Card with Win32DiskImager. If I shut down the RPi, remove the card, insert it, and start the RPi again, everything works fine. But if I do full system update in ...
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Install Arch Linux from osx

I recently downloaded archlinux, but as embarrassing as it is I simply don't think I am installing it correctly. When I do my version of the install and hook it up to the Raspberry Pi, the screen ...
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SD card write speed seems to be 14 times slower than read speed

I was writing to an SD card this evening from a Mac Book Air internal card reader, and the performance reported was 1.4 MB/sec. I later read tested it on the Raspberry Pi and got 20 MB/sec. ...
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readonly filesystem after reboot

I use ArchLinux on Raspberry Pi B+. If I reboot it using shutdown -r, I always get readonly filesystem after reboot and I have to remoung it using sudo mount -o remount,rw /. Isn't shutdown -r ...
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System not shutting down properly

I'm running Arch, and when I shut down with the poweroff command (or with shutdown -h now) the 3 LEDs mentioned stay on. In addition, if I've plugged it into a screen, it displays > POWER OFF ...
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Is it possible to run a DHCP server?

Our home router is terrible at remembering configured static IPs, I'd like to use my RasPi instead. Is there anything particular I need to consider when setting it up?
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How do I install Arch Linux?

How do I install Arch Linux on my Raspberry Pi? Related: What are the benefits of using Arch Linux over the standard Debian build?
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How do I install distcc?

I have read How to build a GCC 4.7 toolchain for cross-compiling? and have successfully built a simple test program that works on my RPi. To do this, I had to run arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi-gcc hello....
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Would it be possible to build an Arch distribution that used Hard Float support and/or optimised the binaries for ARMv6?

According to the Wiki, the Arch image doesn't use Hard Float support and I'm pretty sure it uses the ARMv5 instruction set. Would it be possible to build a distribution that used Hard Float and ARMv6?
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How can I install the RT5370 WiFi dongle driver on Arch Linux?

I would like to get the Ralink RT5370 module to work on the Pi, but I couldn't find any tutorial related to the Arch Linux. How can I install the RT5370 WiFi dongle driver on Arch Linux? I found ...
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Would E4rat or Ureadahead speed up the boot process from the SD Card?

I have Arch Linux (ARM). Will it boot faster on my SD card if I use E4rat to pre-load the boot process? Since it's flash based, will it have any difference in boot time? Is there a port to ARM for ...
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ArchLinux-SSH-First time boot

I am trying to use my RPI without a keyboard (hasn't arrived yet). I have installed ArchLinux on the SD card and it's booting fine. Using OS X I am trying to connect to the RPI by connecting it ...
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How to make RTL8188CUS based wireless adapters work on Arch Linux?

There are instructions for Debian but not for Arch. So far lsusb and dmesg show that the kernel detects and identifies it but the output of iwconfig shows nothing.
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Cannot Use SPI frequency above 500 kHz

I am running Arch Linux ARM on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, and I am attempting to communicate with a TFT display. I am writing a kernel module to interface with the display using SPI, and it works, but ...
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Where does my secondary IP come from?

My Pi is configured with Arch to use eth0 with a static IP configured in conf.d: [gotschi@berry ~]$ cat /etc/conf.d/network@eth0 address=10.0.55.5 netmask=24 broadcast=10.0.55.255 gateway=10.0.55....
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Set up Edimax EW-7811UN WiFi dongle?

I have an Edimax EW-7811UN WiFi dongle and I want to use it to connect to my WiFi on Arch Linux 3.10.18-1-ARCH+ (taken from the login prompt, not sure if that's correct. I'm new to Arch). I went with ...
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Stuck in a rebooting loop

I've read other related questions here and around other forums but none have helped me so far. I do get the rainbow screen (just a sort of RGB color selector) and some console feedback: That is the ...
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How is root directory mounted on Arch?

I installed Arch Linux ARM for Raspberry Pi and it doesn't have an entry for the root directory in /etc/fstab but it's still mounted on boot somehow. How is it mounted and how can mount options be ...
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aarch64 or armv8 with Arch on a Raspberry Pi 4?

I installed arch on my raspberry pi 4 based on the instructions from the arch linux arm site, expecting to get an aarch64 install, or some variant of armv8. Instead what I got was an install of armv7 ...
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Can I use a different filesystem type for the boot partition?

I downloaded the Archlinux arm .img file for the Raspberry Pi and installed it onto my SD card. Is it possible to use a different partition instead of FAT16 that is in the .img? Or will the GPU not ...
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Using openbox to autostart GUI application Raspberry Pi 3

I'm trying to use openbox to customize my raspberry pi 3. Basically, what I want to do is start an openbox session on boot up and have openbox autostart a GUI application. This is what I have so far ...
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Static IP on Arch Linux

How can I set up a static IP on my Arch Linux installation so I can easily SSH in? I followed this thread, but I could not get the static IP I set to work! Here's my /etc/netctl/eth0 file: ...
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Keeping System Time Without Network

Is there a way to sync the clock with the internet (as easily done) upon one startup, then shutdown, move the computer to another place WITHOUT an internet connection, and get a reasonable time? I'm ...
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How to create an IMG file from USB but only using 2GB not full SD card size

I'm trying to figure out a way to create an image on my SD card. My SD card is 16 GB but I have not changed the original partition size. All the software that I use to create an IMG file with always ...
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How to connect a Raspberry PI 3 to USB TTY cable

I am trying to connect the ADA Fruit USB to TTY cable to a Mac with Mac OS X 10.11.3. I installed the driver and see /dev/tty.usbserial but when I try screen /dev/tty.usbserial 115200 I get no output ...
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Is BTRFS Supported on Arch Linux?

Does the Arch Linux image already support BTRFS or would I need to compile it into the kernel myself? If the latter is the case, a short guide on how one would do that would be great.
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Cannot update nor install package on Arch, getting "empty reply from server" error

:: Synchronizing package databases... error: failed retrieving file 'core.db' from va.us.mirror.archlinuxarm.org : Empty reply from server error: failed to update core (download library error) extra ...
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Security issue on raspberry pi: too many open connections?

I have just run netstat on my raspberry pi and found out there more than 100 (!) open connections. Is this something I should be worried about? How do I stop my rasp pi from opening so many ...
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Arch Linux kernel panics and firmware not working [closed]

Before the update I had linux-raspberrypi-3.1.9-33-arm and raspberrypi-firmware-20120418-2 installed. After I upgraded to raspberrypi-firmware-20120729-1, the kernel refused to boot (no kernel panics ...
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NTPD not actually setting the time [closed]

NTPD appears to run successfully and poll the time server, however it doesn't actually set the time. # ntpd -d & ntp engine ready reply from 83.170.75.28: offset 1348642593.061240 delay 0.035977,...
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Serial output in case of no OS

I am using the raspberry pi 4. I have no screen connected to the raspberry pi, I do everything trough ethernet cable. I am currently changing kernels and thus sometimes I cannot boot, since I created ...
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Arch linux startup application (script)

I want to use an RPi running Arch Linux to power an embedded device and I therefore need the RPi to launch a (Mono C#) application the moment after it has finished booting without the user having to ...
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How to automagically have yaourt / makepkg add the armv6h platform to PKGBUILD?

Thanks to yaourt it's pretty simple to install non-standard software. However in most cases I have to manually edit the PKGBUILD file from arch=('x86_64' 'i686') to arch=('x86_64' 'i686' 'armv6h') for ...
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How do I compile cabal?

I am using Arch Linux ARM with ghc 6.12.3-1 and gcc 4.7.1-5. When I try to compile cabal[TAR] using: sh bootstrap.sh Error Checking installed packages for ghc-6.12.3... Cabal-1.14.0 will be ...
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How can I setup the video / graphics on the Raspberry Pi 3?

There seem to be redundant accelerated video module options for the Raspberry Pi 3. I read that the Raspberry Pi uses a device tree (a rather clever solution for ARM systems which do not have the ...
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Pi3 wireless drivers

I am using Archlinux ARM for raspberry pi 3 (Which is identical, for now, to the pi2 image). I can't get the on board WiFi to work. in lsmod I do see "cfg80211" is loaded, but the interface I see are ...
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Arch Linux ARM does not boot with QEMU

I try to set up a virtualized environment of the latest ArchLinux ARM (v6) in order to prepare a disk image that will be used later on a RaspberryPi. From the archive, I made a disk image with two ...
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Does Arch come with a GUI preinstalled?

I know that, for some people, this may seem like an obvious question, but, as a former user of the desktop version of Arch Linux (which came without GUI preinstalled), I have to ask: does the ...
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Setting up a WiFi-direct connection using pi3+arch linux arm and Android

I want to set up a wifi direct connection between my phone and my pi3. I followed this post Connect to Raspberry PI 3 over Wi-Fi direct hoping i would be at least able to see my phones open wifi ...
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Problems with changing mac-address of Raspberry Pi

I want to change the mac address of eth0 of my Raspberry Pi. I haven't any problems with the wlan0 (macchanger -A wlan0 works) General information: I have a Raspberry Pi Model B with Arch Linux ARM (...
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Change Raspi distribution without removing the micro-SD?

I would like to install Archlinux on my RaspberryPi2, but right now it is only accessible through SSH. It is running the standard Raspbian distro, and I was wondering if it was possible to hot-...
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Arch Linux downloaded file size is much bigger than actual amount downloaded?

The file : archlinux-hf-2012-09-18.img is quoted on the download page as about 156 MB. After a download, my OS X file system reports it as: 1977614336 18 Sep 12:49 archlinux-hf-2012-09-18.img i.e. ...

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