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

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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/ I ...
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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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Unable to fully install Elementary OS Luna on iMac 11.1

I have tried to install Elementary OS Luna 64-bit on my iMac 11.1 (late 2009, Intel Core i5 processor, ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card). At this moment it's working but not very well. I will give ...
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unable to install kde-nm-connection-editor on Elementary OS Luna

I want to install a package called plasma-nm (kde-nm-connection-editor) 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 ...
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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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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 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 the detail: ...
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Cannot connect to the Internet using a Realtek Lan RTL8105TA card

I have made a LiveUsb to Elementary before installing it on my notebook. Everything works fine except for the internet. I don't have WiFi, but a wired connection. I cannot connect to the internet in ...
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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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Debian systems seems to recognize speakers but not the headphones for Lenovo laptops

I would be happy/comfortable to apply some patch or change in some kernel code if required. All I need is the direction as I have no idea about Linux sound architecture (pulse-audio and alsamixer ...
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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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How can 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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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 which ...
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Random crashes on elementary OS

I've been trying different distros on my laptop because I'd really like to switch to Linux but I can't seem to make it work. I installed Fedora and elementary OS (which worked before) on my laptop ...
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What is the CSS selector for GtkSearchBar?

I've been trying to customize the Elementary GTK3 theme (I'm using elementary OS), and would like to have different padding each for GtkEntry and GtkSearchBar. I set the padding for all GtkEntry type ...
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Keeping Pushbullet for Chrome active with Chrome closed?

I'm using Elementary OS Luna (an Ubuntu 12.04 derivative) on an Acer C720 Chromebook with Firefox as my browser of choice. I'm a big fan of Pushbullet to mirror my Android notifications from my phone ...
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Error Installing Libatlas

I am trying to install libatlas on my system Elementary Luna OS, using the steps given here. I get the following error trying this command: $ fakeroot debian/rules custom /usr/bin/fakeroot: line ...
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Change colors for the Pantheon terminal emulator

I am using Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 12.04) and I would like to change the coloring scheme for Pantheon Terminal window. Here's what I've tried: Elementary Tweaks Dconf Editor shell commands $ ...
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How to not install GRUB when installing Elementary OS Luna?

I'd like to install eOS Luna, but I already have Debian 7.5 installed, so don't want to install GRUB again, as the last time I did this it broke the bootloader... Is this possible? I haven't seen any ...
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VNC on elementary os

I installed elementary OS on my laptop and tried to install VNC server. First I installed vnc4server, opened and logged from phone. On screen I saw: failed to load session gnome How do I need to ...
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'Refresh-save' a file, dock problem?

A bit of context: I followed the bug reports on Docky (link1, link2, and all the other links in these links...) and managed to make Plank recognize IntelliJ IDEA using the right StartupWMClass on the ....
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Unable to connect to wireless

So I've been dual booting eOS with windows 7 for about 3 weeks now and I've absolutely loved it. I haven't had any problems until today. For some reason I cannot connect to my wireless router. I went ...
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How can I play Windows games on Linux?

I have Elementary OS (Luna) installed. I want to play some famous Windows games, for example GTA. I also can't find some programs I used to use on Windows 7. Is there a way to run Windows ...
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lightdm fails to start properly on boot (works from terminal)

I have elementaryOS and after updated my Kernel to 3.11 I get black screen after boot. If I type Ctrl + Alt + F1 to go to command prompt and then do sudo service lightdm restart, lightdm starts ...
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Change size of pantheon terminal

I haven't found any settings with regard to terminal size and I hate to keep resizing every time I want to use it. How can I change the size of the terminal?
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ElementaryOS Gala using more than 100% CPU constantly

I am using ElementaryOS with the default Drivers and my Gala process is constantly using tons of CPU (sometimes more than 200%). I have looked everywhere but couldnt find a solution. I tried to ...
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missing symbols or unicode character?

Once I finished installing elementary OS, it's all good. After I did some changes for language, and switched it back, some symbols(unicode character?) are missing from terminal those are two of ...
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How to add “always on top” button to window decoration in eOS?

Using the Tweaks tool, it's possible to change the buttons layout and also add a minimize button. However, how could we add a button for toggling "always on top"? There's a "custom layout" option in ...
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Dual Booting with windows

I am trying to dual booting elementary OS with windows 7. Basically on my 160 GB HDD, i have following partitions: sda1 which is C drive having windows 7. sda5 which is D drive with data and an 10 ...
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Elementary OS only booting from USB, cannot boot to partitions on SSD (Windows and eOS)

I previously had Linux Mint Petra and Windows 7 installed on my Asus UX31a. This worked fine until I ran into some Wi-fi issues after messing around with NetworkManager. I decided since I didn't have ...
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Luna OS Overheating/ how to install TLP

I have a problem regarding overheating with my newly installed Elementary OS Luna. This used to happen before, when i was using Ubuntu, as well as on Linux Mint. On earlier versions of Ubuntu I used ...
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Installing Elementary Isis beta

How can I install Elementary OS Isis Beta? I tried to made a bootable stick using the latest iso builds but for some reason I cannot login. Having elementary OS installed on my machine, how can I ...
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Can't access NTFS drives after Elementary OS install

I have just setup Elementary OS. I have two hard drives on my desktop and I can’t access either one of them via file manager. To be precise I have two partitions with data that I need to access; dev/...
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Linux doesn't boot after update-grub

I had a problem with my HDMI without sound and I found this fix. Edit /etc/default/grub and change this line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to this line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="...
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Change the highlight color in Elementary OS

When I hover the mouse in buttons or dropdown menus, the text's color changed to white but also the background of the text changed to white and make it unreadable. Look at the image in the right click ...
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dark image in Skype but without a problem in other apps

I've just moved to Linux Family. I installed Elementary OS 64bit (based on Ubuntu). I try to configure my Skype, but the video image is really dark. It is working, but it is low in contrast. I've ...