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Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and GNOME technologies with its own shell and apps.

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Nitrogen cant load wallpaper

I recently tried to install xmonad, and to set a wallpaper I used Nitrogen. (I followed a youtube video: Getting Started With Xmonad by Distrotube). I ran the command nitrogen then Preferences > ...
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Desktop Launcher not Working on Elementary OS

I'm still learning about how to make a desktop launcher. I'm trying to make a desktop launcher for the XAMPP Manager (a.k.a. the GUI). This is the location of the .run file: /opt/lampp/manager-linux-...
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MS-Windows secondary-storage (disk-drive) not showing up from Elementary OS (2 separate drives)

Solved: I received some OS updates and noticed that on boot, grub now shows, which it didn't before (I was using F12 to change boot drives), and now the nvme partitions are showing using the below ...
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Elementary OS install stuck on “Updates and other software”

I am requesting help in installing Linux. -- This problem started while I was searching for a good Linux distro, I found Elementary OS which was perfect for my needs, so I downloaded it, burned it, ...
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Grub menu does not include Elementary OS option

This machine is a generic modern AMD64 laptop with Intel Core i7, UEFI, and internal NVMe storage. I have installed Elementary OS with a bootable USB flash drive (burned from the ISO) on my portable ...
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headphone not working elementary os hera

My Problem When I start up Elementary, the audio through the computer speakers work as expected. When I plug headphones into the audio jack, the audio doesn't come through the headphones. Sometimes ...
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Errors when launching urxvt

I installed urxvt via the universe repo on Elementary OS ( Ubuntu bionic base) and when I try to launch it from the terminal I get these error: urxvt: perl extension 'clipboard' not found in perl ...
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Unable to install WineHQ Stable (You have held broken packages)

I wanted to install Wine in Elementaryos Hera and followed this site. The only mistake which I did was, I installed wine from Ubuntu Repositories then followed by trying to install wine from official ...
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Elementary OS Luks passphrase not working

the past days I installed a lot of software, some of them from KXStudio Repositories, after that a reboot was required, now as the computer boots up and cryptsetup appears, my passphrase is not ...
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Cannot connect to one specific WiFi SSID (an eero router); have connected to others without problem, have connected to this SSID w other devices

Running Elementary OS 5.1.6 (Hera), trying to connect to an eero router via WiFi. I put in the correct password (I have checked and re-entered the password literally a dozen times now), click Connect, ...
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How to install RTL8812AU drivers for the A6100 WiFi USB Adapter?

I'm on Elementary OS Hera running kernel version 5.3.0-62-generic. I bought myself the A6100 WiFi USB Adapter which uses the RTL8812AU chipset. I've been trying to install the drivers for that chipset,...
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pactl set-default-sink leads to Entity does not exist

In my Ubuntu Pulseaudio I loose the sound from my SPDIF multiple times per hour (maye 25 times), super annoying. I just switches to Analog Out all the time. Troubleshooting done so far: I type: pactl ...
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Installing Elementary OS fails

I have been trying to install Elementary OS to my HP Spectre (2019) model. I have been getting ACPI errors but now, I get the errors shown in the pictures, had searched a lot but nothing worked, tried ...
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Desktop icon doesn't work for desktop-file that launches android-studio

Its a desktop-file that launches android-studio No problem to launch android-studio but why is not the ico-image showing? - only some kind of default icon similar to a settings-icon, as if the path is ...
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Why do programs run slower on Elementary OS and Manjaro

SO this is a thing of the past. But I changed the OS on computer to Manjaro OS, and most apps were not running well, completely lagged, then I tried Elementary OS. The first thing I did, was to load ...
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Dual booting windows 10 and ubuntu did not work?

I am trying to dual boot windows 10 and ubuntu. My Windows 10 is updated to the last version 2004 (OS build 19041.264). I tried many times but it didn't work me. Here is the steps that I followed ...
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Elementary OS giving errors while trying to update apps

I have not been able to update any apps on my elementary os Hera 5.1 (via terminal or the AppCenter) The error below shows when I go to my AppCenter to try and update my app/system E: The repository ...
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Chromium not displaying the correct font used in CSS

When trying to reproduce a given webpage on a CSS course, Chromium always seems to revert to a generic serif, sans-serif or monospace font even though I've used, for example, Impact, Helvetica and ...
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Mouse cursor is stuck to the edge of the screen and keeps clicking

I tried to install Ubuntu and noticed this bug for the first time. I used windows before and didn't have this issue. It was there from the beginning and didn't go away after installing multiple Nvidia ...
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Privacy: are elementaryOS and ParrotOS equals to Debian?

I am an Ubuntu user. I plan to stop using Ubuntu according to Richard Stallman's and privacytools.io recommendations. I am not very enthusiastic about using Debian because of UX/design which I don't ...
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Elementary OS on new machine (Lenovo Thinkpad L490) has hiccups and internet issues

EDIT: It seems like these problems mostly happen when I try to download something, anything, and the effect is most pronounced with large files. Sometimes this is followed by multiple prolonged and ...
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Run script exactly after log-in from suspend

Running on Ubuntu 18.04 -> elementary OS 5.1 I was searching for a way to run a small shell script after I log-in from suspend. The script itself is a one liner. Basically restarting the software I ...
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Interconnecting my Windows7 laptop for ICS setup to my freshly installed Elementary OS or any Linux distro?

I wanted to connect my Elementary OS Desktop to my Laptops WIFI, that runs Windows 7. I would like to know how it's done without networking bridge, so just over the LAN cable adaptor, or is there a ...
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I want to replace the linux distro(current ubuntu 18.04 lts) with elementry os 5.1

I want to replace the linux distro(current ubuntu 18.04 lts) with elementry os 5.1 I saw many tutorials but here is where my question differs. I have two drives on my PC. One SSD and another HDD. SSD ...
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GTK 3.22 migration of older gtk.css

I have a legacy gtk.css that was working fine on Ubuntu Xenial, I've just upgraded to Bionic (2018) and the same code now is not working anymore: $ cat .config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css .window-frame { box-...
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Same disk: Installing Linux - a lottery. Win - flawless

I have tried dual boot as well as Linux on the entire disk - same problem. When the nvme is mounted and when trying to write to it; sooner or later it freezes and journalctl says that it can not write ...
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“minimal BASH like line editing is supported”

I'm getting this error “minimal BASH like line editing is supported” instead of grub menu when I try to install GNU-Linux(Kali OS) as a dual boot. Can anyone help me in a easy understandable way? *I ...
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ElementaryOS Workspaces with dual monitor setup

I am having a really hard time getting a good dual monitor setup on my distro (Elementary OS 5.1.2). My current setup is: notebook placed on my desk in a normal way, ideally it's screen would be ...
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Dual-boot with elementary OS not working after update Windows 10

I'am beginner in these things. I had dual-boot systems Windows 10 and Elementary OS. One day Microsoft suggest me update its O.S Windows 10. I agreed. After the update my computer always starts with ...
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Execute POST Request Before System Sleep/Wakeup

I'm trying to use a script to shut off a smart plug I have when the system goes to sleep and turn it back on when the system wakes up. I've put the following script inside /lib/systemd/system-sleep/ ...
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Elemntary OS - Login problem

So I bought new laptop yesterday (Asus VivoBook X512DA) and I installed Elementary OS (5.1 Hera) on It. Everything worked fine and installation process went normal, but the shut down process took ...
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Shell won't start after change from zsh to bash

I was using zsh for a couple of years on my ElementaryOS. I started to play with some settings yesterday and I wanted to switch to bash temporarily with chsh -s bash. Then I restarted the terminal and ...
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Error while using foremost to recover deleted videos

I am facing this below error message while trying to recover deleted videos using foremost. I am not sure how to fix this. Would really appreciate any help. Thank you very much in advance. $ sudo ...
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Reinstall linux without losing data

Yesterday my laptop wouldn't boot (elementary os). I used fsck and it got worse and the distro was completely corrupted. So I want to reinstall the distro without losing my data and I've searched on ...
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Changing the font in XScreensaver's dialogs?

I decided to build XScreensaver from source recently after realizing my distribution had a slightly outdated build in the repo. Everything is great except for the dialog boxes, which have a humungous, ...
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GRUB won't boot windows 10 in Dual Boot install

I've installed Elementary as dual boot with Windows 10 but cannot boot Windows 10 using GRUB. It loads fine if I change boot order in my UEFI on motherboard. Looked at and tried so many solutions ...
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Run a custom script on power change - power adapter plugged in and out

I am searching for an option to execute a custom sh script when the power source of my laptop changes between battery and AC. I did research and found that it can happen using ACPID, but no matter ...
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Screen Problem with Vaio and Ubuntu 19.10

I have a Vaio laptop with an AMD RV620 graphics card. I installed Ubuntu 19.10, but my screen is wavy and noisy. This is not a hardware problem, I have Windows alongside of my Ubuntu and tested with ...
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How can I use Deepin OS's boot disk to delete and merge partitions

I was dual booting Windows 10 and Elementary OS and decided to overwrite the Elementary OS with Deepin. After installing the Deepin successfully and was trying to restart then no hard disk issue ...
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Problems with installation

I have an Asus laptop (more specifically Zenbook pro 14) and I wanted to install elementary os. When I boot a usb drive with the iso everything works fine until the partition selection. The installer ...
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Where do I install the Linux bootloader with this setup?

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt -------- ------------- ------- ------- --- --- Disk 0 Online 931 GB 0 B * Disk 1 Online 1863 GB 1862 ...
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Laptop will not stay in suspend

I have an Asus UX32VD, and it will not stay in suspend, but when I boot it from USB, it seems to be no problem at all. Is there a clever way to check if it's something I have installed that wakes up ...
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How to add Korean as the 2nd IME to elemetaryOS Juno with Japanese IME?

I want to add a Korean input method on an elementary OS Juno system which currently running fcitx-mozc with a US-101 keyboard. Because of some business restrictions, I cannot freely sacrifice Mozc ...
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Stuck on boot screen installing elementary os

I installed Elementary OS through the official site, I set up my usb using Rufus and mounted the latest ISO: elementaryos-5.0-stable.20181016.iso. When I run the usb drive and decide to both install ...
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How to remove an apt repository which seems to be showing up after sudo apt update in the terminal but not present in /etc/apt/sources.list.d?

I accidentally added a repository with sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" and since then I am getting an error whenever I try the sudo apt update ...
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Is UFW working? Still seeing many sshd entries to log file

I recently enabled the firewall on my Elementary OS system, using ufw. Here is my sudo ufw status verbose: Status: active Logging: on (low) Default: deny (incoming), allow (outgoing), disabled (...
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What repos should I enable in yum in order to install R in my computer (running elementaryOS)?

I'm trying to install R in my computer (running elementaryOS) and I'm fairly new to this whole Linux thing. When I run sudo apt-get install r-base I get R version 3.4.4, and I need version 3.6.1 - ...
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How do i get drivers for my Realtek r8169 wifi card

I have tried various solutions I saw but I just can't seem to solve this problem. I recently installed Elementary OS and the wifi option does not appear. The wifi chip is a Realtek r8169 chip. This ...
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I get these errors from dpkg-reconfigure, few packages throw errors while processing

I cannot seem to install any package at the app at the moment, it seems like the packages required for those apps to install are bad, I have searched and tried some solutions but those same packages ...
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No audio after fresh install of Elementary OS

No audio after fresh install of Elementary OS, using Asus Zenbook UX433F. Kernel 4.20.6-042006-generic GNU/Linux Linux Distro DISTRIB_ID=elementary DISTRIB_RELEASE=5.0 DISTRIB_CODENAME=juno ...

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