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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 !?
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elementary OS: sync ipod nano 5th gen

I have my ipod nano (4th gen). I want to add some new music to it and I have tried already a range of applications which should be able to do so. I used this list of suggested software: ...
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Can't boot Kali-linux in Virtualbox (Elementary OS host)

I'm trying to boot/install Kali Linux in Virtualbox under Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 12) as host on a 64 bits computer. I build a "classical" virtual machine for Kali: name : Kali OS : Linux ...
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Slingshot no longer responds to Super+Space

I'm on elementary Luna (Ubuntu 12.04) and the built-in Slingshot Launcher no longer responds to the Super+Space keyboard shortcut to launch the applications menu. Clicking the "Applications" button ...
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Calibre (E book management) problem on Elementary OS Luna

I have had Calibre installed for some time now and it has always worked fine. Right now I tried to send a book from the Calibre library to my Kindle and I keep getting this message: calibre, version ...
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Desktop shortcuts in Elementary OS

Is there any way to have files in desktop in Elementary Luna OS. I have checked and tried installing tweak but couldn't move the files to desktop.
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Elementary OS installation failure

I've been trying for a few hours now and I still cannot find out why I cannot install Elementary OS. Every time I try to install it I get: the 'grub-efi' package failed to install into /target/ ...
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Install Flash for Chromium on elementary OS

I tried the following link to install via the commands. $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install chromium-browser $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:skunk/pepper-flash $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo ...
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problems with installing elementary os luna

i m trying to install elementary os in my sony vaio laptop e series sve15127cnb. it has preinstalled windows 8. i tried to install elementary os with dual boot with windows 8. i downloaded 64 bit ...
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Problem while installing LibreOffice on Elementary OS

I'm having the following message when I try to install LibreOffice on Elementary OS 32 bits. I'm doing it on a ASUS Eee PC 900. Lendo listas de pacotes... Pronto Construindo árvore de dependências ...
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un-official OS upgrade

I want to install a package called plasma-nm on Elementary OS Luna. But the problem is that software requires network-manager 0.9.8 or greater. while I have 0.9.7, can I upgrade network-manager? I ...
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Install Circuit Maker (Elementary OS)

is there a way to install circuit maker on linux distribution? Google-ed it hardly find any luck.
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Can't boot from 'normal' boot process, only recovery mode

After that Computer won't restart without recovery mode and mouse is flickering after I added the ppa ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates , I managed to fix it removing some AMD drivers, but now I can't boot ...
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Elementary OS ATI Graphics

I have an Acer Aspire 4820TG. It has an integrated and a dedicated graphics card, the latter is an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650. The installation of Elementary OS (Luna) went fine but I needed ...
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Computer won't restart without recovery mode and mouse is flickering after I added the ppa ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

I installed Steam a few weeks ago, and it kept bothering me to add the ppa ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates,so I did it yesterday. After I installed it, my computer was fine until I rebooted. The computer ...
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Adobe Reader needs to be repair or remove(Elementary OS)

I need some help how to uninstall Adobe Reader version 9.5.5-1. I got this error "Items cannot uninstalled or removed ..." I'd already tried sudo dpkg --purge adobereader-enu and still failed. Here is ...
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Cannot connect to the Internet using a Realtek Lan RTL8105TA card

I'm new to both Elementary OS and Linux on the whole. I have made a LiveUsb to try it out before installing it on my notebook. Everything works fine except for the internet. I don't have WiFi, but a ...
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How to correct Linux file system permission?

I've recently install Elementary OS on my PC and i mistakenly installed a program named "mount management", apparently it changed my file-system permission or i guess it does (because i checked theme ...
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elementary os will not start after installing GPU drivers

I was having some problems with my laptop (asked a related question yesterday: http://elementaryos.org/answers/after-locking-the-computer-screens-look-all-messed-up) regarding some dual-screen issues. ...
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ElementaryOS desktop messed up after trying to get NVIDIA drivers to work.

I've been trying to get the NVIDIA drivers to work on my Lenovo Y50 (GTX 860m) for a while. After installing them and rebooting, I get a black screen with some unhelpful text, which I usually remedied ...
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Can't get Elementary to appear in grub and boot

I have grub installed but it won't take Elementary OS. I have no idea how to boot it manually because the option is there to do it manually. I do know eOS is located on sda5. I also get the /cow ...
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Can't change update settings on elementary?

I can't update elementary os, when I try to change the settings 'Install updates from', none of the check boxes will check, it stays like the following image. What should I do?
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Dualboot elementaryOS & Windows 8.1 on SSD with personal files on HDD?

When I create my gaming PC I plan to dualboot Windows 8.1 with elementaryOS and my programs on an SSD. However is it possible to place my data on a HDD for both to access?
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Debian systems seems to recognize speakers but not the headphones for Lenovo laptops

First of All, I know there are lot of questions out there on same topic but still I could not figure out the solution. Being a average system level programmer (beginner in kernel programming) I would ...
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Run iTunes on Linux

I'm running elementary OS (Luna). It mostly works fine, but I really need iTunes, which seems to only run on Windows and OSX. Is there any way to get iTunes running on Linux?
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Installing GTK+ on Elementary OS

I'm new to Linux environment and want to start creating GUI apps using C. For a start, I was following this tutorial. The problem is that when I'm trying to install Glade with the "Development files ...
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How do I show desktop icons in Elementary OS?

How can I show icons on the desktop in Elementary OS Luna? I tried using "gnome-tweak-tool" and "gconf-editor" but they didn't work.
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How do you properly install Steam on Elementary OS?

A week ago I tried to install Steam, I downloaded the .deb package and installed it, and played a game with it. In the next day, Steam prompted me with this: Steam needs to install these ...
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Software center crashes immediately with KeyError: 'CODENAME' on elementaryOS Luna

My software center crashes immediately when I try to open it. In the terminal it looks like this: software-center 2014-08-29 17:44:29,262 - softwarecenter.fixme - WARNING - logs to the root logger: ...
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elementary os on ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop I tried to install Pantheon desktop enviroment because I tried it on the elementary os before and I liked it but the last version of elementary os is ...
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Adding ppa's on Elementary OS freya doesn't work

I wanted to install FinalTerm on my elementaryos freya installation, so I added the ppa with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:finalterm/daily. However, when I tried running sudo apt-get install finalterm ...
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Terminal won't go back to prompt after launching app [closed]

I'm running elementary OS Luna (based on Ubuntu 12.04) on which I've installed Okular as I consider it to be the best PDF reader even if it's meant primarily for KDE. The issue is this, I need to use ...
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Unmet dependencies on apt-get upgrade

I got the following problems while trying to upgrade *david@david-K42F:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for david: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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'ImportError: No module named _struct' error when managing packages

I'm running elementary OS 0.2 (based on Ubuntu 12.04) and starting today I'm seeing a weird error when attempting to install/upgrade packages. Just now for example I did a: sudo apt-get update ...