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Audio 'pops' in when starting and stopping

Whenever audio starts playing, or stops playing, a 'popping' sound can be heard from my headphones. I am running Elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya, and the issue only happens when I am using headphones. The ...
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ElementaryOS not recognized by Grub2

(The hyperlinks are pictures I took) I had Windows10 installed in my computer (which is a Lenovo Z70) and I installed ElementaryOS but Grub2 is not recognizing the OS, actually none of them. If I ...
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How to make Elementary OS persistent?

I have Elementary OS on my 2 GB USB Stick. I burned the ISO file on the USB Stick using Rufus. Unlike other softwares, Rufus doesn't have Persistence option. Now I want to use the remaining space to ...
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Does Linux require the decryption and login passwords to be the same?

thanks for looking at this question. I have seen several other questions about eOS login loops--none solved my problem, including upgrading the kernel, deleting .Xauthority, etc. Last night I changed ...
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lenovo z-5170 hangs at Plymouth screen during shutdown or restart(elementary os)

When shutting down or restarting the computers hangs and I need to click on the power button. The message on the screen is: init: wait-for-state (plymouth-shoutdownlightdm) main proccess (2050) ...
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Stuck in login loop with elementary os freya(also I have included kali-linux tools)

At first it worked perfectly but after few updates and restarts I got stuck in login loop. After inserting password and pressing enter, the screen goes black for second and I get these errors: ...
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Foobar2000 in Playonlinux cannot play common sound formats

I have installed Foobar2000 in Playonlinux (ElementaryOS) and all it can play are radio internet streams. All files give the error Unable to open item for playback (Unsupported file format): - even ...
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Linux on old Dell computer

I am very new to Linux (I've really never used it before), but I'd like to put Linux on an old computer I have - a Dell Latitude D620 which I think is from about 2001 since it was running XP. I tried ...
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How to reinstall python

I messed up my python3.4 installation by make install of python3.5. $ python3 --version Python 3.5.0 This is what I get from pip --version: $ pip --version pip 7.1.2 from ...
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Show colors in gVim embedded terminal

Does anyone know how to show colors in the gVim embedded terminal? For instance when you do a !git diff file.c.
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pulseaudio-equalizer keeps resetting at startup

Every time I start my laptop, pulseaudio-equalizer it's enabled. Even when I disable it (inside the app there's a button to disable it). How can I avoid that? Moreover, something is resetting my ...
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Only booting to GRUB automatically

I installed Elementary OS earlier as the sole OS on my machine. When I boot now, GRUB is displayed on the screen (with a message about minimal bash being available). I can boot to Elementary OS by ...
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Force nautilus desktop to open files with another file manager

I'm using Elementary OS Freya (which is based on Ubuntu), with nautilus to manage the desktop. Is there a way to force nautilus desktop icons to open files with another file manager (PCManFM in this ...
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LightDM shows the cache of the graphics and noise during turning on/off

Everytime when I had logged or logout on user account (most likely by LightDM) on main screen (only on main screen) for few seconds to max about one minute displayed is cache from graphic card / ...
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How does one costumize Wingpanel in Elementary OS Freya and Dock?

Is there a way to costumize the wingpanel in eOS? Also how can I alter the dock so that I can get a windows style Taskbar?
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Elementary OS on an ARM Hisense chromebook, How to wipe chrome and only have this system?

I am new to this. I have downloaded elementary os freya. this is the specific iso "elementaryos-stable-0.3.1-i386.20150903" I am running an ARM chromebook. I have tried to install arch linux, but only ...
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“grub” entry in BIOS after installing ElementaryOS

After installing ElementaryOS, I get the entry (to boot) named "grub". None named ElementaryOS as expected. Problem is, when going into the grub entry, I get its console (more or less like this). Am ...
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Computer froze, now no OS will start

I was happily watching a TV show episode and 5 minutes later I am with a fried computer. I was using elementaryOS. I am going step by step with what just happened: I was using VLC when suddently the ...
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Data copying on a usb - synchronously and asychronously

Can anyone explain to me why file meta data is copied synchronously and the file data is copied asynchronously when copying to a usb? i Don't understand this and having a hard time finding a ...
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Python 3.4 & 3.5 glitch

I recently installed Python 3.5 from source code on elementary OS Freya. Without removing Python 3.4. For some time things ran fine, later they turned nasty. for example pip installs the packages at ...
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How to fix badly opening Chrome window in Elementary OS

When opening Chrome in Elementary OS (fresh install) I see the animation of the window opening to a side of the screen (where I can't access). I don't know why this happens and neither how to get ...
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Can't connect to the Internet

I turned on the machine one day and some websites would load others not. SSH wouldn't work, gmail wouldn't work. So I opened the my ftp client and tried to upload something and it stopped at 0.1 ...
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No command 'utserver' when trying to install utorrent

I am trying to install utorrent on linux using this guide. When i run utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/ the error No command 'utserver' found, did you mean: Command 'ttserver' from ...
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Grub not loading config file or booting into linux automatically

I was trying to dual boot elementary os with windows on my laptop (Asus Zenbook UX305). To do that I shrank the windows partition using the windows disk manager, and then used the Elementary ...
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How to repair Elementary OS?

I was installing Google Chrome on my Elementary OS from installer and due to unmet dependencies I run: sudo apt-get install -f Don't know what happened so many removing operations started I just ...
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VS Code not working on Elementary OS

I have downloaded VS Code on Elementary OS, and I followed the setup instruction of Setting up Visual Studio Code on linux. The executable file "code" seems to be unknown, it is not opening, Any ...
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How to add custom script in Elementary OS file manager context menu?

do you know if there is possibility to add custom script as element in context menu? I've seen similar threads related adding "open folder as root" and "make executable/run" entries, but still I'm not ...
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Cannot install pyzmq

I'm trying to install pyzmq on my Elementary OS netbook as it is a dependency for ipython notebook. The full report is at github as exceeds the stackexchange character limit. Here are the last few ...
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Why does my Elementary OS show an ubuntu logo?

what happened to the elementary os logo? why has it changed to an ubuntu
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Login screen does not appear after stopping lightdm and installing NVIDIA driver

I'm using the latest stable version of elementary OS. I installed NVIDIA GeForce driver v352 according to this article instructions. Everything went fine till the end, but login screen didn't appear ...
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Elementary OS Freya workpaces won't work under Nvidia mode

The workspaces work fine when I am under power saver mode (intel graphics card), but when I change it to performance mode (nvidia grahics) in nvidia-settings, I am only able to use one single ...
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Elementary OS boot skipped Grub

I've just installed a fresh elementary os freya to dual boot with my windows 10 but when I startup my computer it goes straight into elementary os and skipped the grub bootloader screen
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Elementary OS Freya: unknown chipset when installing

I am trying to install Elementary OS Freya but I keep running into an error. I use a USB for the installation. When the system boots I get an error stating Unknown chipset: 0x124000a1 Failed to ...
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Freshly installed elementary OS Freya missing on boot menu [closed]

In my laptop right now I have two operating systems: Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I also had a third one I installed in the past but never used it: elementary OS Luna. I saw elementary OS finally released a ...
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How to rotate login screen in elementary os Freya

I've been attempting to find a solution to this for a few months now but I can't seem to find anything. I have two monitors, one rotated clockwise. At the login screen the rotated monitor does not ...
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Lenovo Laptop won't charge above 59%, Elementary Os Freya (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS based I hope)

When I had windows I used lenovo energy managment and set the battery to charge up to 60% only as it recommended it to me. Yesterday I switched to Ubuntu and now I have this problem. It would be great ...
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In the terminology terminal, how do I change it's login shell?

I would like to use tcsh and not bash. I tried chsh, but it still is logging me in as bash Terminology is the default terminal for Bodhi Linux
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse touchpad isn't responding

My computer shut down when the battery was depleted and before I could plug it in and since restarting it, the touchpad doesn't respond if I move my finger on it. The buttons do. xinput is able to ...
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bash./configure :permission denied

I'm using elementary Os. I tried to install vlc tar. Got an error after extracting package "$./configure" bash:./configure:permission denied
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Desktop icon in Elementary OS

How can I create desktop shortcuts for any application in Elementary Freya os? If I try to drag and put in desktop, my cursor changes — then how can I get back my mouse pointer without logout ...
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Selectively replacing icons in an icon pack theme?

I'm currently running elementary OS and just love the style and size of the panel icons (WiFi, Bluetooth, power, battery). I installed the Numix circle icon pack and activated it using Elementary ...
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Spotify Linux Client pulse audio crash

I'm running Elementary OS, using the latest version (0.9.17.1) and every day/every other day the client crashes and I get the following error: "spotify crashed with SIGABRT in ...
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Elementary OS different wallpapers on each monitor

I have a dual monitor setup and I'd like to have a different wallpaper for each monitor. I found two programs in this post: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/10/ubuntu-multi-monitor-tweaks-full-screen.html ...
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Run a script on a failed screen unlock attempt

I want to run a script in Python to detect when a user tries to unlock the screen, but fails. I use elementary OS Freya and light-lock. I tried it with dbus, but I couldn't figure out how to do it. ...
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Issues with Java in Linux

Firstly, I would like to apologize as I'm not quite sure whether this question is suitable to be on this site or Stackoverflow. I chose U&L eventually because the traffic here is much lower ...
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Eclipse freezes elementaryOs

Everytime I try to run eclipse, my system crashes, it just freezes the screen and I can't do anything. I've already installed the JDK and Eclipse from the official websites, exported the var JAVA_HOME ...
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How to add custom script to plank (dock) in Elementary OS Freya

I am using Elementary OS Freya. I want to add custom bash script to plank (dock). How can I do it ?
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Scratch (text editor) not working properly on Elementary OS

Scratch (text editor) doesn't seem to be working properly on my laptop that runs elementary OS (Freya). I am faced with the following error message: [_LOG_LEVEL_INFO 22:24:28.489092] ...
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How to make this conky (Conky Vision) use other language than English?

I want to use this conky script: Conky Vision But I don't want the days of the week to be displayed in English. When I change my locale to another language, the day of today is displayed in that ...
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How to stop captive-long in Elementary OS Freya?

I have a small problem with Elementary OS 0.3 (Freya). Whenever I connect to the network, an application captive-login used to run. I removed that application by deleting the executable. Now whenever ...