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

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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 ...
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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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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 / Specific layout

For switching layouts between three different languages I use Ctrl+Shift but this approach very slowly. I want to use specific combination for the specific layout. Like: English -> Ctrl+1 Ukraine -> ...
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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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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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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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Problem with completion in TexMaker on Elementary OS

I have a problem with TexMaker on my OS. When I type a few words of the command (for example, the word "\begin{document}"), it doesn't appear in the list of possible commands as usual. Instead, it ...
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Where is the .xprofile for Elementary OS Luna

I have this problem similar to this thread. https://askubuntu.com/questions/63863/unknown-monitor-intel-driver-want-to-set-vga-resolution-to-widescreen-tv/154818#154818 it fixed my resolution issue ...
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SD card reader not working on Elementary OS

I have a Lenovo S210 with a Realtek card reader installed (rts5139), but it does not work. I have tried restarting Elementary while I have an SD card inside, but I am unable to view the SD card ...
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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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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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Touchpad utility

I'm new in the Linux area. I just installed Elementary OS, which is related to Ubuntu, and I want to know if there is a utility for my mouse pad. In Windows I had Synaptics that allowed me to scroll ...
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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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Elementary OS System Settings has disappeared

I don't know how this happen. Part of the system setting has disappeared. How have any idea to restore them ?
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Can't boot into windows if it's not the first HDD in boot order (Linux)

I installed eOS recently with a custom install (selected separate home, root, and swap partitions). After the install, eOS boots perfectly. However when I try to choose the Windows 8 option it will ...
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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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How do I navigate to a CD drive?

I'm trying to install Virtualbox Guest Additions in Elementary OS. cd doesn't seem to work with cd VBOXADDITIONS_4.2.6_82870. Update: I did what @ivica recommended, and here's what I'm getting: I ...
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Skype does not appear in panel (elementaryOS 0.2)

I had removed skype panel icon with this method : https://askubuntu.com/questions/7479/how-can-i-remove-the-skype-panel-icon-in-ubuntu-12-04-and-earlier/118979#118979 It worked fine, and I was using ...
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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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Internal Microphone Not Working When Running elementary OS on Galago UltraPro

I am running elementary OS on a Galago UltraPro laptop. Originally, some of the hardware was not working because elementary uses the Ubuntu 12.04 kernel and the Galago UltraPro uses the relatively new ...
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How do I create a Linux Distro? [duplicate]

How do I make a Linux distro based off of my favorite Linux Distro? I am aware of Linux From Scratch, but there seems like there's so much involved just to create a distro based off of something that'...
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Odd behavior of software sources GUI in Ubuntu-based eOS (sources selected in the background)

Oddly enough, they all look unselected - I do not know that this is really true, but they look like they are not selected. But most odd is that selecting them is impossible - as seen HERE. For a ...
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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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Can I safely delete the Ubuntu 12.04 partition and use the unallocated space for my Elementary OS?

I have this setup: I've decided to switch to Elementary OS Luna (fork of Ubuntu 12.04) as my main Linux distro. Now I need to delete my Ubuntu partition so I could add capacity to my eOS which only ...
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How to make the printer Canon Laser Shot LBP-1120 work in Elementary OS Luna (Ubuntu 12.04 TLS) - 32-bit version?

I had previously created this question + answer, but that would not work for me after a while. I am looking for an alternative.
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Why is Wingpanel-Slim not working in Elementary Luna after installing and activating it?

~via a question that says: I am using wingpanel-slim, but it reverts back to wingpanel after each logout, even though wingpanel-slim is still shown as activated in Tweaks. Any ideas how I can stop ...
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How to turn off internal laptop speakers when external speakers / headphones are connected in Elementary OS?

In the eOS settings I see no option to make internal speakers turn off when the external jack is connected.
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How to run a script by shortkey in elementaryOS?

I want to be able to run certain scripts by shortcut the way I do in ubuntu - for example some similar to this awesome script. (On that model I can search google the text selected in any text editor, ...
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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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API for panel applets on eOS Pantheon?

Is there any API (esp python or bash) to append new applets on eOS Pantheon's panel? I can't find proper documentation.
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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 create a “Turn Off Screen” Action?

I recently moved to Elementary OS Luna. I especially use the Synapse Indicator launcher, because I like to work with my keyboard for everything. In Synapse and in the Synapse Indicator (and I believe,...
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What the “+” and “-” buttons do in Pantheon-files (files manager in Elementary OS)?

When setting the view to "Grid" in Pantheon Files (Elementary OS), there is this option to click a "+" or "-" button on folders and files. What is that? After clicking the "+", this may be ...
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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 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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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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Elementary OS - can't take properly a screenshot or record a desktop

Yesterday I installed Elementary OS Linux distro and it seems that I have this weird issue when trying to take a screenshot or record a desktop. I only get black images or black videos. Funny thing is ...
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No mouse and close/maximize button Elementary OS

I've downloaded and installed Elementary OS in my laptop, but something weird is happening with me. I made an USB Flash Drive installation, using UNetbootin. I was able to test it (like a Live-CD) ...
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How to open OLE2 Compound Document Storage database?

I have file called Thumbs.db that I seem unable to open with anything. SQLite Database Browser can't do it, nor can LibreOffice Base. Opening up the file properties tells me it's an 'OLE2 Compound ...
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Use Synaptic Package Installer by default

I'm running elementary 0.2 and whenever I open a .deb, it opens in Ubuntu Software Center. Is there any way to make it open in Synaptic instead? I just prefer Synaptic; quicker, easier to use.
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Create link to folder in Elementary-OS

When I used to use stock Ubuntu, you could create links to folders and put them in other folders. How can I do this in elementary 0.2?
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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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Can't find a way to customize Mutter under elementary OS

I just installed elementary OS, and I would like to have some options to customize the effects like I could do with Compiz. However, I couldn't find a settings panel related to Mutter. Is there a GUI ...
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Best way to back up a system in its entirety?

I considering doing a complete re-build of my home desktop computer. The only thing that will actually be the same, will be the case. I have a 1 TB external hard drive I want to back up my 200 GB of ...
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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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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'...