Questions tagged [pureos]

PureOS is a Debian-based distribution that meets the GNU FSDG criteria.

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PureOS Command Line Window

I'm new to PureOS and I've been looking for a way to open a command line window without any luck. How do I open a console/command line window in PureOS?
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Getting 404 errors when trying to install clang and libclang-dev packages using ‘apt install’

I am running into 404 errors when trying to install clang and libclang-dev packages using ‘apt install’ on PureOS. I am seeing the following error messages when running the command sudo apt install ...
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PureOS doesn't load (AMD) graphics firmware

HP Envy X360, Legacy boot enabled, Secure boot disabled, using GPT on all drives Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Mobile (Raven Ridge APU) Booting a fresh install of PureOS 9.0 results in a black ...
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Black screens and logout on a Pureos virtual machine (Vmware)

I’m using PureOS on a virtual machine with Vmware Workstation 15 player. The installation seems to end properly but it actually stays in operation for a few minutes after which the screen becomes ...
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Blank Screen on Boot After Running `update-initramfs`

Basically I ran update-initramfs and now my system won’t boot anymore. Pretty much a noob to desktop Linux. I’m using the latest PureOS which seems to be based on Debian Buster. I started off trying ...
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Why is XMonad unresponsive?

I'm trying to set up Xmonad as a window manager using Gnome. I can see the option to choose Xmonad as a window manager when I log in, but then the screen is empty and completely unresponsive. I've ...
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How can I install Wine on PureOS?

I have the PureOS with GNOME3 but am having difficulty installing WINE. I need Wine in order to be able to use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for my job. I am a rank beginner in Linux, so if someone could ...
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Is the I3 wm available on PureOS?

Searching the PureOS repo on https://software.pureos.net/categories didn't show any results for i3 i3wm or sway. It's debian so I assume it's possible if I add a repo but I'd prefer to use official.
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Gnome Tweaks change of caps lock to control caused lock out of the system

I have a brand new Purism laptop (Librem 15 version 3) with PureOS I started up for the first time today. While setting it up to my liking, I opened Gnome Tweaks to change the Caps Lock button to be a ...
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Can I create a bootable usb drive for mac

Can I create a bootable usb drive for use in a macbook pro? If so should I expect it will be able to access the wifi hardware? Thank you, Thomas
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Can you meaningfully install PureOS on an Android phone?

Background: There have been a multitude of articles on the subject of installing Linux to your android device. However, most of these expect the end result to be little more than a pocket computer... ...
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“Open Containing Folder” in Firefox links to temporary file

When I click on "Open Containing Folder" in Downloads in Firefox, my file manager opens the temporary location of this file. "Open Containing Folder" seems to always direct me to ...
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PureOS Ricoh Aficio SP240dn printer support

Using PureOS am not finding compatible driver for my Ricoh Aficio SP240dn printer, anybody seen Universal driver or should I be looking at CUPS? My first alternative is to try a Epson ET-3760 EcoTank ...
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How can I use my Canon Pixma network scanner?

I have successfully configured a Canon Pixma MX494 as a network printer from my laptop (PureOS/Debian) using CUPS. It appears under "Printers" and I can print a test page over the network. I can ...
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Disable touchscreen in Wayland (by parsing /proc/bus/input/devices via awk)

Background info: I've got a buggy touchscreen on a laptop, and I used to have a special Bash script on startup for dealing with it, but I recently installed PureOS in an effort to be a little more in-...
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How can I install GNU IceCat on a Debian-based system?

GNU IceCat is the primary target for the LibreJS extension, making it a stable platform for running that extension. So, I'd like to install Ice Cat on my Debian-based systems (running Debian, Ubuntu ...
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PureOSL Luks no longer accepts password

I need help with luks not recognizing my password all of a sudden. I'm using pureos on a librem and I was having trouble getting wine32 installed so one of the things I did was add the debain main ...
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How do I troubleshoot a process that kills GNOME Shell?

Whenever I killall evolution and occasionally when I use the GUI to quit, I am kicked out of my GNOME Shell session and have to log in again. I obviously want to determine the cause but I don't know ...
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GNU/Linux PureOS - How can I add more disk space to my distro?

I want to add more disk space to my computer. My disk partitions are shown below: How can I extend "Filesystem Partition 3 (105 GB Ext4)" to use the "Free Space (105 GB)", without losing any data?
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PureOS verification of download

PureOS has SHA256 verification of download, but I've heard that SHA isn't so secure. Do they sign their files or provide associated .sig files? And is it true that that would be more secure?
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Is PureOS collecting my data in any way? [closed]

I found this HERE PureOS, a GNU distribution based on Debian with a focus on privacy, security, and convenience. and in PureOS wiki I found this too! PureOS is pre-configured with privacy ...
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PureOS TP-Link WN725N RTL8188EU / BCM94312

Just installed PureOS Version 3.28.2 and I'm having trouble with getting WiFi working. I have an internal BCM94312 and I also have a TP-Link WN725N V2 neither of which can I get to work. With the TP-...
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Locating source code of the PureOS installer

I have been playing with PureOS installation options (the ultimate goal is to install it dual boot with MacOS on a MacBook Air, but this is out of the scope of this question). What I would like to ...
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How can I fix snap run on non-Ubuntu Linux kernel 4.18?

I'm running snap applications on a non-Ubuntu system: $ snap version ...
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Why are some emoji B&W and others too big?

I am running PureBrowser (~= Firefox ESR 52.8.0) on PureOS (~= Debian main testing) and have fonts-noto-color-emoji-0~20180424-2 installed. When I visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Emojis I ...
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How can I run Apache Directory Studio with OpenJDK 10?

I have installed the OpenJDK 10 JRE on my PureOS system with: $ sudo apt install default-jre $ java --version openjdk 10.0.2 2018-07-17 OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 10.0.2+13-Debian-1) OpenJDK ...
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Why don't snapd app icons appear under GNOME/Wayland?

I am running PureOS (~= Debian testing) with a GNOME/Wayland desktop. After I install a program with snapd, I can run it from the command line with snap run but I can't launch it from the launcher, ...