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

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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 installer'...
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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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“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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Laptop boots directly to Ubuntu, can't access BIOS or Boot menu anymore

I'm running Laptop with single OS: UbuntuMATE 15.04 Beta1 64bit on Toshiba laptop Core i3. After burning "Elementary OS" on a live USB drive using UNetbootin, what happened is: -After reboot, laptop ...
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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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No wired ethernet connection

I'm using elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 12.04) and yesterday I woke up to no wired ethernet connection. As far as I can remember I changed absolutely nothing, it was working at night and not anymore ...
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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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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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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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Locating Drivers for Intel AX200 Wireless on 5.1 Kernel

I recently purchased a new laptop which features an Intel Wireless-AX200 Networking device for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. I installed elementary OS 5.0 "Juno" along with the latest stable linux ...
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How to add 'open folder as root' in Elementary OS file manager context menu?

Here it is the solution in order to add the 'open terminal here' into the context menu of Elementary OS' file manager (generically called 'Files' - the executable is pantheon-files). For that ...
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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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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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stuck at grub rescue on boot, no bios, no live cd, ls returns hd0

I have an external hard drive with elementary os on it, and when I took it out my preinstalled windows 8 laptop, it came up with the "error: no such device:'hex number' grub rescue>". I can't boot ...
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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 /usr/local/lib/python3.4/...
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Mount external hard drive automatically

I have an external hard drive (WB My Passport), connected via a USB port. My OS is Elementary OS Freya on a Dell Vostro 1510. Currently, in order to mount the drive, I have to open the file manager, ...
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How to see invisible items in Elementary OS Luna?

Nautilus is not the file manager anymore in Elementary OS Luna - or it has change name to Pantheon-files. Cannot find its settings. How to see invisible items?
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System keeps registering key presses I do not press - Linux 4.13

I am on elementaryOS (which is based on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS). After latest kernel update, key repeat stopped working. I mean the behaviour which types 'ffffffff' when I hold the 'f' key. I discovered, ...
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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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How to add 'Make executable' and 'Run' entries to Elementary OS file manager context menu?

I know this is to be done by creating a .contract file in /usr/share/contractor. For example, one like this will add a menu option to open a folder as root. [Contractor Entry] Name=Open folder as ...
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External drive not being recognized

I am currently running elementary OS (a Linux OS based on Ubuntu so everything in Ubuntu works in it) - dual booting it with Windows 8. I have a 3TB external hard drive (USB 3.0) that does not seem ...
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Update from elementary OS Freya beta to stable

Freya stable released toady and I have installed Freya beta 2. I want to update to stable so tried using sudo apt-get dist-upgradebut it shows nothing. Do I have to make a clean install or is a update ...
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Why my dconf-editor has fewer options in Elementary OS Luna than supposed to?

I am giving Elementary OS a try but trying to configure it a bit I see lesser options than supposed in dconf-editor. Following this source, they should look like this: Mine look like this: So, I can ...
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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 ...