Arch Linux – Boot stucked after installing SDDM on amd laptop

newbie here, after installing SDDM booting is stuck at: Starting version 245.7-1-arch.When i boot without quiet parameter it’s stuck on Finished| Load/Save random seed.

When i boot with loglevel=7 no errors show after Load/Save random seed line.

I tried – reinstalling sddm, plasma. Installing rng-tools, haveged

UPDATE: Running sddm-greeter returns: GREETER: Could not load the Qt platform plugin “xcb” in “” even though it was found

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Author: Lukáš Starinský

netctl: Static IP configuration lost automatically after few seconds of starting the interface

I am using netctl in Arch Linux on Hyper-V. I have two ethernet interfaces eth0 & eth1.

IP config:

  1. eth0: dhcp (automatic configuration, no involvment of netctl)
  2. eth1: static ip ( using netctl profile
  3. dhcpcd installed and enabled at startup
  4. NetworkManager installed and enabled at startup

eth1 netctl profile (/etc/netctl/sth1static):

Description='Static IP config for eth1'

To start the interface I am doing as follows:

netctl stop eth1static
ip link set eth1 down
netctl start eth1static
netctl enable eth1static

After following the above steps, I am able to see the static IP configuration applied to the interface using ip a. Also I am able to ping the guest interface from my host OS successfully. However after a minute or so, I see the interface lose its configuration and get a fe80: based IPv6 address only and the ping stops working… Even after reboot, I don’t see the IP configurtion on the interface, where as the other interface (eth0) is working fine.

Could anyone suggest what’s going wrong and how to fix it?

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Author: Anirban

Moving Files After Conversion to pdf

I have created a linux script to convert files from .odt to .pdf
But the script after converting moves files into same dir where script is executed. As script is recurring I want files to stay in the same where originals are.
Here is the script.

for file in $(find -type f -name '*.odt')
    echo $file
    libreoffice --headless --convert-to pdf $file
    #libreoffice --headless --convert-to pdf $file
#find -type f -name '*.odt' -print0 | xargs -0 libreoffice --headless --convert-to pdf

I have tried setting --outdir to be path of directories but it moves all files to those directories. I want converted files to stay in same directory as original files.

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Author: SahilM

I was installing Arch Linux but I messed up, I wanted to restart so I rebooted and booted back into my bootable USB. I am now in the interactive shell

Like I mentioned in the title I was at point where I was about to install grub but I found out I had messed up so I restarted and booted back into my USB, I am now stuck in the interactive shell. I am going to try to reboot and boot into manjaro using anothet USB unless someone says I shouldn’t.

Here’s a picture of my situation

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Author: probablyasmurf