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Toshiba Satellite Laptop Won't Boot to USB

My laptop model is Toshiba Satellite L655-S5153 I have my bios setup to boot usb (and yes it does read the USB drive), cd, then hdd. Legacy mode is enabled as well. I already have Elementary OS ...
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Virtualbox Shortcut to box in Elementary OS

I am using ElementaryOS and installed VirtualBox. When I try to create shortcut to a specific box (right click > Create Shortcut on Desktop) nothing really happens. How do I make shortcut and place it ...
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Can't pass Elementary OS - Freya initial screen

I installed Elementary on my old Windows 7 64-bit notebook by hard disk using Unetbootin (can't access USB or CD drive). Everything seemed to work and after rebooting and pass through the splash ...
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How to install jar command in Elementary OS

I'm using Elementary OS, and just found I've not jar command. I tried to install it through the "typical": apt-get install jar But this doesn't work, since "jar" is not found in the repositories or ...
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Uninstall Windows and Install Elementary Freya OS, cause unbootable OS

I've already uninstalled my Windows and installed Elementary Freya OS. But then my laptop won't reboot. It said "Reboot and select proper boot device ..." Here is the complete specification of my ...
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Dropbox tray icon doesn't show up in Elementary OS Luna/Freya?

After installing the Dropbox DEB package from their site and starting the Dropbox daemon, the tray icon for Dropbox doesn't show up in the tray. I have verified that Dropbox is, in fact, running, but ...
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Contract file to mount iso?

I use contract files in /usr/share/contractor to add context menu options to the Pantheon file manager of Elementary OS. What would be the content of a such file for a menu entry like 'Mount iso'?
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No highlighted selection in Slingshot (Elementary OS Freya)

After logging in, when I invoke Slingshot search for the first time the highlight is there -- and it is very useful when scrolling up and down. But after that it is absent. In all cases except ...
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Running Elementary OS on MacBookPro10,1, get random resolution changes

I recently installed Elementary OS (Ubuntu-based) and every now and then my resolution drops down to a super small size that messes with my mouse-tracking and pretty much makes any application ...
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Elementary OS doubled mouse cursor

When I drag a file, it doubles my mouse cursor with icon of the file. Image below shows how it exactly looks like. After dragging completed, the cursor should be normal again but it stays like that. ...
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Can not open google chrome stable on elementary os freya

I have installed google-chrome-stable 64 bit. But it is not opening. My system is Elementary OS Freya 64 bit. Here is the error code that generate in the terminal. ...
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Display on ElemtaryOS with an X1 ThinkPad

My Setup is a Thinkpad X1 2nd Generation (Europe) 20A.. Product ID. Resolution 2560x1440. I have installed ElementaryOS 0.3 (Freya). My problem is now, when I connect a display via the Mini ...
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Upgrading elementary OS to Freya

I have elementary OS Luna and I want to upgrade it to Freya. As I did past times in Ubuntu, I've waited to the package manager to notify me the new version is out and to upgrade the OS but Elementary ...
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Installing Linux mint on a computer running ElementaryOS [duplicate]

I would like to add linuxmint to my laptop running ElementaryOS. I was wondering what was the best way to partition my HDD: Shall I use a common partition for the /home folder or use two different? ...
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Mount external hard drive automatically

I have an external hard drive (WB My Passport), connected via a USB port. My OS is Elementary OS Freya on a Dell Vostro 1510. Currently, in order to mount the drive, I have to open the file manager, ...
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Elementary OS shows WiFi networks, but won't connect

In the top bar, clicking the network icon shows a list of networks. My school's network, which on Windows I would connect to, and then visit a login page in Chrome in order for it to work, shows on ...
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Mount partitions read only in pantheon-files on ElementaryOS

I've currently dual booted my laptop with windows 8.1 and ElementaryOS Freya. As I've enabled the fast bootup feature in Windows, I can only mount the NTFS Windows partition on ElementaryOS as ...
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In Elemenary os, grub wont load anything but itself

I am running Elementary OS Freya as the only currently installed OS on my laptop, I have tried to install various operating system via USB and UNetbootin, however my grub for some reason just will not ...
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Tried to replace Ubuntu with Elementary and lost GRUB

I already had a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. I wanted to replace my Ubuntu install with Elementary Freya, so I deleted the Ubuntu and "installed Freya alongside Windows". When I ...
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Update from elementary OS Freya beta to stable

Freya stable released toady and I have installed Freya beta 2. I want to update to stable so tried using sudo apt-get dist-upgradebut it shows nothing. Do I have to make a clean install or is a update ...
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Missing panel icons in elementary OS Luna

Dropbox, Network (Wi-fi) and Mega icons are gone. I don't know how it happened, perhaps an apt-get update or something. Those icons should be placed besides that volume icon. What I have to do to ...
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How to reverse Elementary OS tweak tool changes

I installed elementary os and made a few changes through gnome tweak tool, when i first did the changes it did not seem like changes took effect on anything but when i rebooted in the morning, the ...
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How to add 'Make executable' and 'Run' entries to Elementary OS file manager context menu?

I know this is to be done by creating a .contractor file in /usr/share/contractor. For example, one like this will add a menu option to open a folder as root. [Contractor Entry] Name=Open folder as ...
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Laptop boots directly to Ubuntu, can't access BIOS or Boot menu anymore

I'm running Laptop with single OS: UbuntuMATE 15.04 Beta1 64bit on Toshiba laptop Core i3. After burning "Elementary OS" on a live USB drive using UNetbootin, what happened is: -After reboot, laptop ...
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Blue Highlighted Screen in Elementary OS

Has anyone else had the problem of a blue box, similar to area selecting in Windows, staying apparent on the desktop of Elementary? Here is how it looks, and how do I fix it?
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Directory location of the Geary Mail Client toolbar icons in Elementary OS?

Where are located the icons for the Geary toolbar used by the elementary iconset? I now use use the Faba-mono icons but a few are missing and I want to add them. With elementary icon set the toolbar ...
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Syngergy and ElementaryOS

I am trying to install synergy from here. When I run it I get the error: system tray unavailable, quitting I am running Freya. Any help would be appreciated or the name of different software to ...
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Dual booting elementary OS, does not boot properly after install

I'm trying to dual boot OS X and elementary OS on a Mac. I've followed e.g. these instructions. The first question is this: I have not once got the "install alongside" option so I've manually created ...
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How to install OpenSUSE 13.2 OS over Elementary OS without loss of Windows 7 partition?

I have a laptop which contains Elementary OS Luna and Windows 7 on separate partitions. I want to install OpenSUSE 13.2 over the existing Elementary OS. Is there an option in Open SUSE that allows ...
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Cannot exit full screen in Pantheon terminal

Pantheon terminal is always in full screen. I cannot find ant way to change change the size of the terminal. Can someone please help me figure out how to do this?
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How can I get the Luna theme in elementary OS Freya?

Is there a way to get the elementary OS Luna theme in Freya? I don't want to get rid of stuff like the header bar, I just want that blue theme. Also, can I set wingpanel to the be translucent all the ...
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Backup of home folder store network and printer settings?

Does restoring my home folder, restore network and printer settings on elementary os?
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Bad resolution (max 1024x768) ElementaryOS (Ubuntu)

I installed Ubuntu (Elementary OS) a week ago and the resolution was always max 1024x768, but I want 1920x1080. I have searched in the internet for solutions, but I didn't find working ones. I tried ...
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Turn off mirror display on startup on Elementary OS

I'm running Elementary OS Freya Beta 2 with dual displays. I added some xrandr commands to run at startup so the monitor I want is the primary monitor and that the dock starts on the right monitor. ...
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Add cron job via single command [duplicate]

First of all, I'm using elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 12.04). I have a cron job set up to run a script every day at 23:30: 30 23 * * * /path_to_script/ Is there a way to add it to cron via a ...
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Error in removing and updating linux-image

Whenever i try to update Elementary OS i get the following error Removing linux-image-extra-3.13.0-32-generic (3.13.0-32.57) ... Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d . run-parts: executing ...
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Is it possible to see which components were uninstalled (last time or as back in time as possible)?

I am running Elementary OS Freya beta2 which being beta may run into trouble. One error that may appear is a message in terminal saying that certain components that are in fact useful and even vital ...
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How to access and edit Startup applications in Elementary OS Freya beta 2?

The list accessible in Settings>Applications>Startup is empty by default: Here and in other places I found the idea that running this command should solve it: sudo sed -i ...
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Command to to restart Pantheon files manager (elemenaryOS)?

After editing context menu entries (by editing files in /usr/share/contractor) I have to restart the file manager to see the changes. How to restart Pantheon Files with a command so that I don't have ...
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Installing elementaryOS

Can anyone tell me what is necessary to get elementaryOS installed in a virtualbox on a Windows7 host? I came across elementaryOS a few days back and I have been trying to install it in a VirtualBox. ...
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Elementary OS Workspace Manager Broke

The workspace manager stopped working on my computer (Elementary OS Luna). I suspected it may have had something to do with installing Tilda (Terminal Emulator), so I uninstalled that: sudo apt-get ...
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Elementary OS Beta 2 lock screen package install

I have Elementary OS Freya Beta 2 installed on my machine. I'm running into this issue: https://bugs.launchpad.net/elementaryos/+bug/1383025 Essentially, the lock screen super shortcut and the option ...
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cannot change my login screen background

I cannot change my login screen background to the desktop background in my elementary os which is based on ubuntu. I have decrypted my home folder according to this link: ...
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How to change the Qt version used by TeXstudio in elementary os Freya?

I have installed TexStudio 2.8.8. When I open it, it says TeXStudio has been compiled with Qt 4.8.6 but running with Qt 4.7.3. Please get the correct runtime library. when I checked in terminal with ...
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Grub rescue promt at boot. Attempt to solve it with Boot repair failed

Well, I have an SSD with a few partitions. I tried to install ElementaryOs in my Ubuntu partitions (bye bye Ubuntu) and then when I restarted I got a grub rescue prompt after the following error: ...
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Elementary OS Jupiter Skin on Luna

I wanted to use Elementary OS. But I like the look of Jupiter much better than the look of the newer version Luna. But that version is no longer supported. So is it possible to get the old menu button ...
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Manually edit startup application for session?

I'm running elementary OS Freya Beta (under the hood: Ubuntu 14.04) and I need to edit the startup of a certain application to prevent it from running. The startup applications GUI window is still ...
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Update error Elementary OS Luna

Every time I update my system I get the following error. There is no updates, if I run the Update Manager again. So I assume that the updates are installed. The complete error code is ...
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add new category to Applications

I'm using elementary os luna. How can i add a new category to the Applications menu !?