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

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Install libnotify development package

I want to build an elementary os bluetooth github project on elementary os. When I run cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr .. it starts and checks some things. Then error: No package 'libnotify' ...
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Cant fix: The following packages have unmet dependencies

I was trying to completely remove mono since it breaks my ability to apt-get upgrade. When I try: sudo apt-get upgrade Then I get this error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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How to auto-connect to samba drive without pop-up

Each time when I first open a Samba drive in Elementary OS it shows the following pop-up: Then I must click on the "Connect" button. Is it possible that it connects automatically when I click on it, ...
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RTL8723BE: Wifi always disocnecting and can't connect again and must be restarted to connect

i'm frustating with my new laptop, Wifi works well and can detect wifi signal around it. The problem is when i connected to my wifi just 1-2 minutes the wifi will be disconnecting and when i try to ...
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Installing node on elementary os

Right now when I run node -v I get 4.2.6. This is after having run: curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt-get install -y nodejs Elementary is an Ubuntu based ...
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Error running touchegg

I'm trying to run touchegg for the first time. Error me@pc:~$ touchegg Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module" (touchegg:22338): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme ...
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How can I boot to terminal?

After installing package touchegg my laptop will not boot. I want to boot to terminal and run apt-get purge touchegg. How can I boot to terminal and/or otherwise run this command? I can get as far ...
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Elementary OS Loki mouse acceleration

My problem is that I prefer mouse acceleration (or "precision" mode), but elementary does not seem to support it. I have tried various settings like xset m 40, and I have installed gpointing-device-...
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Partitioning Error Elemenentary OS

I bought a Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive to install linux in it. However, when I am going to install, it says, "the partition /dev/sdi1 assigned to /boot, starts at an offset of ...
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Installing Macpup on old MacBook 4.1. Where am I going Wrong?

My MacBook is an old white 2008 MacBook 4.1 with 2GB ram Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.1 Ghz and a 64-bit EFI, I have managed to Install rEFInd into the EFI partition and I am trying to load the MacPup 550 ...
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Assuming drive cache

I just made a bootable USB stick with elementary os using Rufus, and I'm trying to get my Acer Aspire V15 Nitro to dual boot with w10 and yeah, not working or else I wouldn't be posting here. Anyway ...
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Remove software and PPA's entirely

I have a lot of software installed, from various sources, and I would like to start using Flatpaks instead of PPA's. But how do I remove my current software entirely, with the PPA's and such? This is ...
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Using Andy Lutomirski's Arch Linux NVMe patch with another distro

After reading over the great Arch Linux guide for the Dell XPS 13 9560, I am curious about using the patch mentioned for enabling low-power modes on NVMe SSDs. To quote the repo that contains the ...
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Can multiple distributiond share a single /home partition? [duplicate]

I will be installing Manjaro(Arch based distro) and elementaryOS(Ubuntu based distro). I already have a 8G swap that is shared by multiple distributions. I wish to share a single /home partition for ...
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gzip uncompressing a bigger file than it lists

So when I use the list flag of gzip the uncompressed size is listed as 3.5g (with ratio of -9.0%): $ gzip -l piTorrentbox101216.gz compressed uncompressed ratio uncompressed_name ...
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How to “rewrite” a installed distro [closed]

I've installed elementaryOS on my PC, it's beautiful system, but in my opinion is a little heavy for my hardware (intel core 2 duo(32bit) with 3GB ram). I've heard about mint, I was think if can I ...
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Can't install packages from PPAs (Elementary OS)

I'm unable to install any packages from PPAs in Elementary OS. sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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USB encryption login Ubuntu Elementary OS Freya [closed]

I'm a web developer and I know a lot about servers and scripting languages, but I don't know much about Bash and Linux(in comparison). It's my understanding that it is possible to allow login to a ...
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Touchpad Pressure Sensitivity with libinput

I'm trying to increase the pressure required to be put on the touchpad in order for it to move the mouse. I'm not talking about the move speed of the mouse pointer, or the general sensitivity of ...
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can't boot into EOS after PRAM reset on MB Pro

I had to reset the PRAM on my MB Pro the other day. I had EOS installed, and it would automatically boot to it (still hadn't figure out how to get the GRUB screen up). I would have to hold down the ...
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JBL headphone has to connect twice to get good sound quality (elementary os and mint)

I have JBL EB50BT headphones. It connects fine. In sound configuration it shows three different modes: High Fidelity playback(A2DP Sink), Headset Head unit(HSP/HFP) and High Fidelity Capture(A2DP ...
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How to install Steam on Elementary OS Loki 64-bit

I have a problem with Steam client on Elementary OS Loki 64-bit. It won't run, output from terminal when running steam follows: Running Steam on elementary 0.4 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled ...
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How to manage deb based packages/dependencies

Today I installed Elementary OS Loki into a VM. I was surprised, that the system is so fast and pretty. But to the point: How to install .deb packages and resolve any dependencies on Elementary OS?...
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Trackpad and keyboard no longer work on any linux distribution but work on GRUB / Windows and BIOS menu

I having trouble with my computer. I have Elementary OS (Ubuntu) / OpenSuse and Windows installed and suddently the trackpad and the keyboard integrated in my laptop stop to work. When I try to reboot,...
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New GeForce installed, stutters, where to start?

Today I fired up my new GTX1060. First thing I realised: It stutters. Like everything runs fine for a good half second, then image stops for like one fifth of a sec. Reaaaallly annoying, unusable. I'...
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Pantheon weird font behaviour

All of a sudden my fonts are rendered like the image below. I cannot seem to find a solution; I have already tried reinstalling pantheon but this does not fix it. Chinese characters seem to be ...
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BTRFS restoring snapshot

I've installed Elementary OS on BTRFS then made a snapshot to /home/BACKUP. Now I've did some things and I have to restore that snapshot. I've tried to set the default subvolume to the snapshot with ...
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What Linux desktop environments support HiDPI displays?

I'm currently running ElementaryOS, whose default desktop shell is a bit lacking in features; however, it renders properly on a HiDPI Retina display, which is a nice feature. I'm looking to switch ...
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Xbox One controller is working in Steam but is not working in games

I try to use my Xbox one controller, and it's working in Steam app (the main button on gamepad launch the Big picture and i can serf though its menu and launch any game). But in any game which support ...
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Why PHP doesn't run in Apache?

I'm using Elementary OS and Apache. What I did? I installed Apache 2 and I went to http://127.0.0.1/ to check if Apache was online, that's ok. I saw the Apache2 Ubuntu Default Page, I thought Apache ...
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Can I install linux on my HDD and GRUB on a thumb drive?

I would like to know if it is possible for me to install ElementaryOS alongside Windows 10 but not replace or touch my Windows 10 bootloader at all. I don't want to turn my computer on and see a GRUB ...
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Unable to change input methods in fcitx

I have installed several fcitx chinese input methods but I am unable to switch input methods. This is the output I copied from the terminal after executing: fcitx-diagnose # System Info: 1. `uname -...
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Touchpad not working

I just installed Elementary OS and almost everything is working great. The only problem is that the touchpad isn't working. I can not move the cursor with the touchpad. But if I use a mouse it is ...
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Name for distros based on other distros [closed]

I'd like to know if there is any way to call the distros that are based on other distros, i.e., is there any noun that defines Elementary Os (which is based in Ubuntu) appart from distribution? Thanks!...
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Function added to .bashrc doesn't work [duplicate]

I've added this function to my .bashrc file: SSH(){ ssh -X -o PasswordAuthentication=yes root@10.222.22.$* } and while trying to perform for ex. SSH 101 I get message: SSH: command not found
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USB devices not recognized when laptop runs on battery

When I use my laptop on battery, no USB device I connect (i.e. memory stick, external hard drive or mouse) is recognized on either USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 ports. I found two workarounds, which I, however, ...
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How heavy is elementaryOS over classic Ubuntu? [closed]

I feel that with all the additional apps pre-installed, and relying heavily on deriving elements from Ubuntu and Gnome, elementary must be heavy. So I would like to know an as-quantitative-as-...
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AMD GPU Pro on Loki (Ubuntu 16.04 Kernel 4.4)

I have R9 380 Tonga Chipset which is one of the GPUs AMD GPU Pro supports and since Loki is powered by 16.04 I thought it would work no problem. I was following the guide from the AMD website AMD's ...
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Google Chrome stopped working and won't open

I'm using Elementary OS 0.3.4 Freya 64 bits. I was just doing okay, but all of a sudden google chrome stopped working. I tried opening again but it just won't work. I uninstalled using sudo apt-get ...
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“Open Containing Folder” not using the file manager [duplicate]

When I download anything using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and I use the "Show in folder" option (or "Open Containing Folder" in case of Firefox) it does not work correctly, instead, it open the ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 with Ubuntu

I recently bought a new SSD drive for my PC and would like to install a version of ubuntu on it. I installed the drive and managed to get the OS on the SSD but when I boot the PC I'm given no option ...
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Alert! Root Drive Does Not Exist After Elementary Installation

recently I installed Elementary OS with no problems. When I started up the new OS I received this error message Alert! /dev/disk/by-uuid/....../ does not exist. Dropping to the shell Afterwards I ...
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Windows and Debian dual boot menu order?

I have debian(elementary os) and windows installed on my lap. In the boot menu, every time I'm getting debian os first and it will automatically load after 5 seconds. How can I change the order to ...
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How to Install latest version of Node js for Elementary OS (ubuntu)

I have downloaded node v5 for Linux on the *node website and found some instructions on how to Install a tar.gz file but this file ends with tar.xz and I can't find any instructions for that. Please ...
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Files (e.g. music) on secondary drive can't be found by programs

I'm dual booting elementary OS with Windows 10. Each has its main file system on a 128gb SSD, with shared data on a 1TB HDD. I can access and use files on the HDD perfectly fine through the file ...
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{14.04 Elementary OS} sudo apt-get update - Failed to Fetch (Also Software Center doesn't open)

Here is the output of sudo apt-get update in the terminal: Hit http://gr.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates InRelease Hit http://repo.steampowered.com precise InRelease ...
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Rename hundreds of files

I'm using Elementary OS (still very new to any UNIX system) and have hundreds of text files on my old hard drive that I need to sort. All text files have a name such as; lua - eng1-6TH4eI8gtf3.txt ...
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What is Elementary OS based on?

I've seen how Ubuntu is based on Debian, and how Manjaro is based on ArchLinux. What is Elementary OS based from? May I also ask on how the bases differentiate the OS itself?
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FSTAB trouble - unable to load linux system after unplugging additional hdd

I have two hard drives on my computer. On one of them I have installed linux (elementaryOS) and on the second one I store some of my data. I have made fstab entry to auto-mount this drive and ...
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Both the Software Updater and apt-get update gives me this error. I've tried changing my primary server which didn't work

I believe I may have fiddled with the sources.. Is there any way to fix this issue. W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/versable/elementary-update/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/...