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=A Guide to Posting Questions=
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Arch Linux describes itself as a distribution "targeted at competent GNU/Linux users". It is not a hand-holding distribution and a basic level of self-help is expected from its users. This doesn't mean that everyone who uses it needs to be the proverbial basement guru whose knowledge could put Wikipedia to shame, but it does mean that users should at least make a serious effort to find solutions to their problems before asking others to help them. Those that don't will be considered [http://www.slash7.com/pages/vampires help vampires] and frowned upon.
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The Arch Community is full of helpful and knowledgeable users but they should not be expected to do your homework for you. They prefer to help those who try to help themselves.
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==Frequently asked questions==
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===How to use BBS===
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[[Forum Etiquette]]
  
Before you post a problem on the forum, you should do the following:
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Before you post a problem on the forum, you should do the following:
* read the documentation and the Arch wiki (this will solve most "How do I do x?" problems)
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* Read the documentation and the Arch wiki (this will solve most "How do I do x?" problems)
* use an internet search engine to try to find pages that already contain the solution
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* Use an internet search engine to try to find pages that already contain the solution
* use the [http://bbs.archlinux.org/search.php Arch Linux forum search] for the same thing
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* Use the [https://bbs.archlinux.org/search.php Arch Linux forum search] for the same thing
  
If you really can't find the answer after that, use the following guidelines for posting:
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If you really can't find the answer after that, use the following guidelines for posting:
* choose a descriptive title (not "MY SYSTEM IS BROKEN, HELP!!!!!", which is not only unhelpful but also rude and childish)
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* Choose a descriptive title (not "MY SYSTEM IS BROKEN, HELP!!!!!", which is not only unhelpful but also rude and childish)
* provide specific information, such as setup, applications involved, error messages, relevant logs, etc ("it doesn't work" and "x is broken" are not helpful)
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* Provide specific information, such as setup, applications involved, error messages, relevant logs, etc ("it doesn't work" and "x is broken" are not helpful)
* be polite... nobody owes you any help
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* Be polite. Nobody owes you any help.
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Once you've found the answer, edit your first post and add "[SOLVED]" to title. If you find the solution yourself, do not forget to post it as well.
  
Once you've found the answer, edit your first post and add "[SOLVED]" to title. If you find the solution yourself, don't forget to post it as well.
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===Automount===
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#[https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=64026 USB automount doesn't work with normal user]
  
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===Pacman===
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#[https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=56373 pacman error: FILENAME exists in filesystem]
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#[https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=66356 pacman versus abs]
  
=Frequently asked questions=
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===32/64 bit===
==Automount==
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#[https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=63768 Arch only seeing 3GB of memory out of 4GB!]
  
==i686/x86-64==
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===Upgrade===
#[http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=63768 Arch only seeing 3GB of memory out of 4GB!]
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#[https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=64324 klibc: /usr/lib/klibc/include/asm/Kbuild exists in filesystem]
 
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====Many things break after upgrade====
==Upgrade==
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#[https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=435740#p435740 Think before you upgrade]
#[http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=64324 klibc: /usr/lib/klibc/include/asm/Kbuild exists in filesystem]
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Frequently asked questions

How to use BBS

Forum Etiquette

Before you post a problem on the forum, you should do the following:

  • Read the documentation and the Arch wiki (this will solve most "How do I do x?" problems)
  • Use an internet search engine to try to find pages that already contain the solution
  • Use the Arch Linux forum search for the same thing

If you really can't find the answer after that, use the following guidelines for posting:

  • Choose a descriptive title (not "MY SYSTEM IS BROKEN, HELP!!!!!", which is not only unhelpful but also rude and childish)
  • Provide specific information, such as setup, applications involved, error messages, relevant logs, etc ("it doesn't work" and "x is broken" are not helpful)
  • Be polite. Nobody owes you any help.

Once you've found the answer, edit your first post and add "[SOLVED]" to title. If you find the solution yourself, do not forget to post it as well.

Automount

  1. USB automount doesn't work with normal user

Pacman

  1. pacman error: FILENAME exists in filesystem
  2. pacman versus abs

32/64 bit

  1. Arch only seeing 3GB of memory out of 4GB!

Upgrade

  1. klibc: /usr/lib/klibc/include/asm/Kbuild exists in filesystem

Many things break after upgrade

  1. Think before you upgrade