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

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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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How can I disable single-click to open on Pantheon/Elementary?

Elementary's default file manager, Files, has single-click to open enabled by default. For those who prefer double-click to open, how can this setting be disabled?
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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 access and edit Startup applications in Elementary OS Freya beta 2?

The list accessible in Settings>Applications>Startup is empty by default: Here and in other places I found the idea that running this command should solve it: sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=...
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Elementary OS shows WiFi networks, but won't connect

In the top bar, clicking the network icon shows a list of networks. My school's network, which on Windows I would connect to, and then visit a login page in Chrome in order for it to work, shows on ...
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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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Display shuts down while watching a movie after 10 minutes no matter the settings in Elementary OS

I've noticed this when trying to watch movies on that laptop running eOS. After 10 minutes or so the display is turned down. I've looked for settings against this and found the following: Power ...
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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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Wifi suddenly extremely slow

I have a laptop with dual boot elementaryOS Loki and Windows 10. Until recently everything was fine, but now suddenly the wifi in elementaryOS is extremely slow (~0.5Mbit download, most speed tests ...
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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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Upgrading elementary OS to Freya

I have elementary OS Luna and I want to upgrade it to Freya. As I did past times in Ubuntu, I've waited to the package manager to notify me the new version is out and to upgrade the OS but Elementary ...
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Choose at GRUB menu whether NVidia driver should be used

For some games, I need the nvidia-current driver, but when it's enabled, I can't get my work done as it messes up everything. So is there a way I can get two options in my GRUB menu? One wich will ...
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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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Customize wingpanel under Elementary OS

Recently I have installed Elementary OS luna, which is based on Ubuntu. I want to customize the wingpanel to display the menu toolbar of the selected application. This is my wingpanel: But I need ...
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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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Dropbox tray icon doesn't show up in Elementary OS Luna/Freya?

After installing the Dropbox DEB package from their site and starting the Dropbox daemon, the tray icon for Dropbox doesn't show up in the tray. I have verified that Dropbox is, in fact, running, but ...
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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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Can I upgrade to a newer Ubuntu version on a Ubuntu-based distribution?

I'm currently running elementary OS Luna, which is based on Ubuntu 12.04. Can I upgrade my installation to have a Ubuntu 13.04 base, but still use elementary OS's desktop environment and applications? ...
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Can not open google chrome stable on elementary os freya

I have installed google-chrome-stable 64 bit. But it is not opening. My system is Elementary OS Freya 64 bit. Here is the error code that generate in the terminal. [1:1:0425/175043:ERROR:...
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Installing Elementary OS on a MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 (8,1)

I'm trying to install elementaryOS (which is based on Ubuntu 10.10) on my MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 (model No 8,1). I have resized a partition on my hard drive, and I've installed refit. Two things I'...
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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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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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empty /etc/skel still adds default directories

I am using elementary freya and creating a new user with root# useradd -s /bin/bash -mk /etc/skel -d /home/secret -c otherme agentb24 and my /etc/skel is empty and I also want my new user home to be ...
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Change the color/styling of the window bar based on the application

I've been heavily customizing my elementary os desktop to look more to my liking, and I would like to know if it's possible to change the color of the bar above each window, based on the application ...
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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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Manually edit startup application for session?

I'm running elementary OS Freya Beta (under the hood: Ubuntu 14.04) and I need to edit the startup of a certain application to prevent it from running. The startup applications GUI window is still ...
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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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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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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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Turn off mirror display on startup on Elementary OS

I'm running Elementary OS Freya Beta 2 with dual displays. I added some xrandr commands to run at startup so the monitor I want is the primary monitor and that the dock starts on the right monitor. ...
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Customize Top Panel / Global Menu / Super-Wingpanel in Elementary OS Luna

How on ElementaryOS change Wingpanel on Top Panel / Global Menu / Super-Wingpanel like OS X ?
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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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Error compiling FTDI VCP drivers: Cannot find version.h

driver installation fails of FTDI VCP driver during make install. Running ElementaryOS with kernel 3.11.0-14-generic make install awk: cannot open /lib/modules/3.11.0-14-generic/build/include/linux/...
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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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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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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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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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Periodically unable to connect to WPA2-EAP access point

I have setup a WPA2-EAP TLS WiFi access point at home and everything works fine usually. Unfortunately, though, many times I'll drop my connection to the access point and won't be able to reconnect. (...
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Cannot mount LVM2 partitions [closed]

I have a 160GB hard drive here with an LVM2 partition that contains two EXT3 partitions that I'm trying to mount. However, when I try to mount either of those two partitions inside the LVM2, I get ...
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How to install jar command in Elementary OS

I'm using Elementary OS, and just found I've not jar command. I tried to install it through the "typical": apt-get install jar But this doesn't work, since "jar" is not found in the repositories or ...
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Elementary OS doubled mouse cursor

When I drag a file, it doubles my mouse cursor with icon of the file. Image below shows how it exactly looks like. After dragging completed, the cursor should be normal again but it stays like that. ...
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How do I set Nautilus as default file manager in Elementary OS

Elementary OS uses a program called files as the default file manager. I would like to use Nautilus as my default file manager as used in Ubuntu 12.04 . I have GNOME Nautilus 3.4.2 installed on my ...
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Elementary OS: Accidentally installed Ubuntu Login Screen

When I restarted my Elementary OS Laptop today I was shocked, because I was on an Ubuntu-styled glitching Login Screen. I guess I accidentally installed it, by trying to get ubuntu-tweak-tools on my ...
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Add cron job via single command [duplicate]

First of all, I'm using elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 12.04). I have a cron job set up to run a script every day at 23:30: 30 23 * * * /path_to_script/ Is there a way to add it to cron via a ...
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Change elementary os hostname?

How do I change my hostname in Elementary OS? I've tried vi /etc/host didn't do anything.
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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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Mark as executable

I'm using Elementary OS. How do I mark a .jar file as executable. I do have JDK installed, but I get an error saying it isn't marked as executable.
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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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What's the problem with this script to change wallpaper?

I'm very new to Linux's world, so I would ask to forgive me for every stupid or too simple thing I will ask now. I installed Elementary OS from their website just yesterday. I wanted to change my ...
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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' ...