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

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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/...
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Install Linux on a USB

I'm trying to install Elementary OS on a USB drive so I can carry my OS with me. I have installed the ISO to the pen drive and can boot into the desktop no problem. When I come to do an install the ...
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I need a clarification about the local disk on Linux [duplicate]

I was using Windows 7 and in My Computer I had 2 local disks C: and D:. On Elementary I only see a File System (if i'm not mistaken). Has Linux combined these 2 into one called File System?
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OBS crashes when I try to windows capture

I am currently running on Elementary OS Freya (based on Ubuntu 14.04) Whenever I try to add window capture, OBS crashes. :~$ optirun obs Attempted path: share/obs/obs-studio/locale/en-US.ini ...
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Deleted grub partition from windows. Cannot enter BIOS, only shows grub terminal

I installed elementary os freya x64 in dual boot with Windows 10 pro x64, while installing I create four partitions: /, swap, /home and biosgrub. after installation I tried elementary for some hours ...
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Elementary OS Run script at login

I have an old Thinkpad T400 and currently running Elementary OS. Since two finger scrolling does not work out of the box I have to run a command whenever I want it to be enabled. I found the command ...
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Audio 'pops' in when starting and stopping

Whenever audio starts playing, or stops playing, a 'popping' sound can be heard from my headphones. I am running Elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya, and the issue only happens when I am using headphones. The '...
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ElementaryOS not recognized by Grub2

(The hyperlinks are pictures I took) I had Windows10 installed in my computer (which is a Lenovo Z70) and I installed ElementaryOS but Grub2 is not recognizing the OS, actually none of them. If I ...
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How to make Elementary OS persistent?

I have Elementary OS on my 2 GB USB Stick. I burned the ISO file on the USB Stick using Rufus. Unlike other softwares, Rufus doesn't have Persistence option. Now I want to use the remaining space to ...
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Does Linux require the decryption and login passwords to be the same?

thanks for looking at this question. I have seen several other questions about eOS login loops--none solved my problem, including upgrading the kernel, deleting .Xauthority, etc. Last night I changed ...
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Linux on old Dell computer

I am very new to Linux (I've really never used it before), but I'd like to put Linux on an old computer I have - a Dell Latitude D620 which I think is from about 2001 since it was running XP. I tried ...
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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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Show colors in gVim embedded terminal

Does anyone know how to show colors in the gVim embedded terminal? For instance when you do a !git diff file.c.
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pulseaudio-equalizer keeps resetting at startup

Every time I start my laptop, pulseaudio-equalizer it's enabled. Even when I disable it (inside the app there's a button to disable it). How can I avoid that? Moreover, something is resetting my ...
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Only booting to GRUB automatically

I installed Elementary OS earlier as the sole OS on my machine. When I boot now, GRUB is displayed on the screen (with a message about minimal bash being available). I can boot to Elementary OS by ...
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Force nautilus desktop to open files with another file manager

I'm using Elementary OS Freya (which is based on Ubuntu), with nautilus to manage the desktop. Is there a way to force nautilus desktop icons to open files with another file manager (PCManFM in this ...
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How does one costumize Wingpanel in Elementary OS Freya and Dock?

Is there a way to costumize the wingpanel in eOS? Also how can I alter the dock so that I can get a windows style Taskbar?
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“grub” entry in BIOS after installing ElementaryOS

After installing ElementaryOS, I get the entry (to boot) named "grub". None named ElementaryOS as expected. Problem is, when going into the grub entry, I get its console (more or less like this). Am ...
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Computer froze, now no OS will start

I was happily watching a TV show episode and 5 minutes later I am with a fried computer. I was using elementaryOS. I am going step by step with what just happened: I was using VLC when suddently the ...
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How to fix badly opening Chrome window in Elementary OS

When opening Chrome in Elementary OS (fresh install) I see the animation of the window opening to a side of the screen (where I can't access). I don't know why this happens and neither how to get ...
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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 ...
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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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How to repair Elementary OS?

I was installing Google Chrome on my Elementary OS from installer and due to unmet dependencies I run: sudo apt-get install -f Don't know what happened so many removing operations started I just saw ...
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VS Code not working on Elementary OS

I have downloaded VS Code on Elementary OS, and I followed the setup instruction of Setting up Visual Studio Code on linux. The executable file "code" seems to be unknown, it is not opening, Any ...
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How to add custom script in Elementary OS file manager context menu?

do you know if there is possibility to add custom script as element in context menu? I've seen similar threads related adding "open folder as root" and "make executable/run" entries, but still I'm not ...
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Why does my Elementary OS show an ubuntu logo?

what happened to the elementary os logo? why has it changed to an ubuntu
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Elementary OS boot skipped Grub

I've just installed a fresh elementary os freya to dual boot with my windows 10 but when I startup my computer it goes straight into elementary os and skipped the grub bootloader screen
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Freshly installed elementary OS Freya missing on boot menu [closed]

In my laptop right now I have two operating systems: Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I also had a third one I installed in the past but never used it: elementary OS Luna. I saw elementary OS finally released a ...
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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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Lenovo Laptop won't charge above 59%, Elementary Os Freya (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS based I hope)

When I had windows I used lenovo energy managment and set the battery to charge up to 60% only as it recommended it to me. Yesterday I switched to Ubuntu and now I have this problem. It would be great ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse touchpad isn't responding

My computer shut down when the battery was depleted and before I could plug it in and since restarting it, the touchpad doesn't respond if I move my finger on it. The buttons do. xinput is able to ...
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bash./configure :permission denied

I'm using elementary Os. I tried to install vlc tar. Got an error after extracting package "$./configure" bash:./configure:permission denied
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Desktop icon in Elementary OS

How can I create desktop shortcuts for any application in Elementary Freya os? If I try to drag and put in desktop, my cursor changes — then how can I get back my mouse pointer without logout ...
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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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Elementary OS different wallpapers on each monitor

I have a dual monitor setup and I'd like to have a different wallpaper for each monitor. I found two programs in this post: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/10/ubuntu-multi-monitor-tweaks-full-screen.html ...
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Run a script on a failed screen unlock attempt

I want to run a script in Python to detect when a user tries to unlock the screen, but fails. I use elementary OS Freya and light-lock. I tried it with dbus, but I couldn't figure out how to do it. ...
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Issues with Java in Linux

Firstly, I would like to apologize as I'm not quite sure whether this question is suitable to be on this site or Stackoverflow. I chose U&L eventually because the traffic here is much lower ...
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Eclipse freezes elementaryOs

Everytime I try to run eclipse, my system crashes, it just freezes the screen and I can't do anything. I've already installed the JDK and Eclipse from the official websites, exported the var JAVA_HOME ...