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Headphones not working

My Problem When I start up Elementary, the audio through the computer speakers work as expected. When I plug headphones into the audio jack, the audio doesn't come through the headphones. Sometimes ...
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Looking to install elementary os on WSL-2

So I have WSL-2 configured fully. Is there any way I can run elementary OS the same way Ubuntu runs on WSL? I don't want to use a VM nor the dual boot option so this looks like the only viable ...
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Resize root partition

Hello there people of the internet, I'm currently running Windows 10 and Elementary OS as dual boot. My root partition is about 12GB large and I'm starting to run into storage issues. Since my home ...
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Dual-Boot with Mac OS Catalina - Outdated Info on Installation and Disk Partition

Things are really messy now with Catalina... the many disks and divisions Apple made in the disk are quite confusing. Anyhow, I want to dual-boot elementary OS but I haven't been able to partition the ...
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I'm having issues dual-booting eOS on a Macbook!

I've been trying to set up a dual boot on my Macbook Pro with a version of elementaryOS and the current version of macOS using rEFInd, but I've been having some issues and I'm not sure where the ...
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Elementary 6.1 will not allow dual boot, wipes entire disk

I've tried on three different machines but every time Elementary doesn't give the option to install alongside windows. When I try to install windows after installing Elementary windows doesn't ...
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Installing v6 Odin beta together with existing Manjaro and Windows partitions . Setup of EFI boot partition

Trying new Odin beta ask for an EFI partition, how should I set up it? I want to keep my Manjaro & Windows boot options alive, too.
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Not getting any response while trying to install from USB

I've been attempting to dual-boot Windows 10 and ElementaryOS, but have 0 success so far. Whenever I try to boot from USB after selecting it in the boot menu, I really shortly see the logo of my ...
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Installing Elementary OS on Dell Inspiron 13 7391 2 in 1

I want to dual boot Windows 10 and Elementary OS 5.1.3 on my Dell Inspiron 13 7391 2 in 1. I was able to run and seemingly complete the installation process from USB, however, when I attempt to run ...
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No Elementary (or Unbuntu) Option in Boot menu at startup

I am both a new and novice user when it comes to Linux. I recently installed Elementary alongside Windows 10 (Education), using the default install option. But on the boot menu it only gives me the ...
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Replacing verbose bootup with default splash screen

I recently installed elementary in a sort of non-traditional way because I didn't have a USB. I just made a 4 GB fat32 partition and booted off of it from refind, and after installation the splash ...
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cant boot into windows after dual booting elementary OS hera

I am new to linux and decided to check out elementary OS,I carried out a dual boot by shrinking my hard drive,deleted one of my recovery partition(100mb) and creating an extended partition where I ...
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How can I get rid of the static noise in my headphones on the Dell XPS-13 9360?

The title pretty much says it all. I've tried adjusting the gain with alsamixer to no avail. I am dual-booting alongside Windows 10 if that is relevant.
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Speakers make a pop sound on boot [Huawei MateBook D 14 Ryzen EU-Version]

so I recently bought the notebook and I am currently dual-booting Windows 10 and ElementaryOS 5.0. The system runs flawlessly except for when I boot into elementaryOS my speakers make a loud pop-noise ...
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Disk Encryption Juno/Windows 10 - Dual Boot from separate hard drive

I have two separate drives with Window and EOS Juno. I'd like to encrypt both systems but want to avoid any booting issues. Any recommendation how this can be achieved? Model: SAMSUNG MZVLB512HAJQ-...
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Computer won't load desktop after logging in?

My computer won't login completely past a black screen with mouse pointer after login. Everything was fine until I updated now I'm missing the clock/calendar from the bar, programs suddenly missing ...
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Installer not listing disks

I'm trying to triple boot my MacBook 15,1 using these instructions. I have of course mac (latest) and windows booting but I'm failing to install latest Elementary OS. I burned the iso to a usb stick. ...
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How to add more space to the elementary OS partition from the Windows one?

I dual boot elementary with Windows 10 on my laptop. When I was installing the OS, it let me choose how much space to get off of the Windows 10 drive but now that space is running low and I want to ...
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Messed up my first install, any tips for the next try?

I have just tried to install elementary as a dual boot alongside windows 10 on my new XPS 15 and it was a bit of a train crash. After some issues with Dell specifically, see here - elementary install ...
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OSX doesn't boot on mac after installing Elementary OS and modifying Grub

I've installed ElementaryOS on OSX, at first a black scree was shown, I followed the #9 and #10 tutorials in the answer in: Black screen when installing OS ,in the final steps I was able to boot on ...
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UEFI dual boot won't dual boot

I have a work laptop that had an encrypted partition with Windows 7 and I wanted to dual boot it with Loki. I installed Loki, but during the installation process it told me that I couldn't install it ...
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Trouble Installing as Dual Boot

I have Windows 7 installed, and am attempting to set up elementary os alongside windows. When I attempt to set up the partition, there seems to be only free space, I cannot see my windows partitions. ...
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dualboot macbook pro retina 2013

I guys, can some one please tell me or give a recipt, about, how to do a dual boot of elementary OS and macbook pro retina 2013, OSX Capitan? is necessary reFInd? how do I do that? I search on a ...
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Grub problem - elementary OS installed alongside Windows 8.1 - unable to boot linux

this is a log from boot-repair: http://paste2.org/GcL2vLU6 I've installed elementary OS on /sdb. /sda is a SSD with Win 8.1 on it. Didn't have spare space on /sda so I've put boot info on /sdb. ...
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Can't install Elementary os 6

I can't install Elementary os 6 in four different ways: USB: I'm booting to installation, but then I select custom install it loads and then shows white window. Grml rescue boot(I'm using Zorin os ...
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Problem with installing kali linux on macbook pro retina 2015

I can't intall kali linux on my macbook pro retina. I want to have dual boot but my mac doesn't see pendrive with kali. In recovery i can't switch secure boot because there are not option like that. ...
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had dual boot installation, but default installation Elementary OS 7 wiped out Windows partition

I had a dual boot installation working well, but the default installation of Elementary OS 7.0 repartitioned my disk and wiped out Windows10. So now I guess I have to manually repartition the disk and ...
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Why I can't install Elementary OS on HP laptop?

Please, help me. I can't install this beautiful OS. | My laptop: HP 250 G6 | x64 | RAM: 2x8 (16GB) | CPU: i3-7020U | GPU: Intel HD Graphics 620 | SSD: 256GB | HDD: 150GB | Photo of Errors: https://i....
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While installing eOS the system asks to login in tty1

I'm quite new to Linux and decided to install elementary OS on my PC. The problem is that I'm not sure how am I supposed to continue the installation. Currently there's just a black terminal screen ...
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Elementary OS does not boot

After installation the elementary OS did not boot. I can't be sure what is wrong. If I installed any other type of linux like LinuxMint or Fedora they seem to support multiboot and are booting well. ...
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Installation issue with dual boot

I have an error when I try to dual boot Odin alongside windows 10. It says: ERROR: configuring bootloader error: command failed with exit status: exit status 1 I tried several solutions that I found ...
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Install Elementary OS on existing duel boot system

I currently duel boot another LInux Distro with Windows 10. I want to replace the existing Linux distro with elementary OS 6. Elementary OS doesn't appear to see the duel boot setup. What's the best ...
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I tried to install Odin on a separate drive to dual-boot with Windows 10 but now I cant use Windows

Sorry if I don't provide enough information, it's just that I'm not very savvy with these things. I tried to install elementary OS 6 Odin on a separate HDD while having a Windows 10 installation on my ...
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Screen turns off during boot

To start, I am an absolute beginner in Linux. I'll try to be as detailed as possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I have a MacBook Pro 2010 13" with an SSD and an HDD. I have installed ...
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After reinstalling Linux on dual Boot, I have multiple boot options

I have a Lenovo Yoga c940 with eOS dual boot. I cleared the eOS partition using Windows disk management tool and reinstalled eOS on the empty space. I want to do it one more time (for reasons that are ...
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Elementary OS won't boot up after installing

I installed Elementary OS on my HP Pavillon 15 with i7-1165G7 and Nvidia MX450 and it won't boot up after installation. I get an error on the black screen saying something like rtw_pci: failed to wait ...
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Using Elementary IO on an old MacBook Pro in dual boot mode

I would like to install Elementary IO on an old (2015) MacBook Pro, but at this time, I would also like to keep MacOS installed, along with all associated files. I believe I can create a separate boot ...
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Primary display fails

After installing NVidia graphics, I am facing a strange issue. I had my external display connected when the drivers installed. And now my Primary display is gone. When I disconnect the external ...
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What partitions should I create during installation with legacy bios specification?

I want to dual-boot with Windows 10 and thats why I'm going to install the os to a secondary drive. What partition should I create besides / and /home? I currently use legacy mode in the bios.
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unable to login starting session failed returned error code 1

I dual booted my laptop to have windows 10 and elementaryos 5.1 hera. I was updating some apps from appcenter and cancelled 2 updates (i assume this is what caused the problem). I now cant login no ...
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Stuck at welcome logo whenever I try to start

I am beginner and last time I didn't make any configuration or change When I got stuck I just force shutdown my laptop and I could've never start anything
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Windows Boot Manager loops back to GRUB

Lately I installed eOS 5.1 Hera on my good old Asus X52JC (BIOS,no UEFI) next to Win10. Almost completely successfully, except an issue with GRUB I cannot get solved myself so far. What works: Boots ...
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How Can I Get Elementary To Open First Using A Dual Boot With Windoz 10?

How can I get Elementary OS to open first when turning on the computer using a dual boot with Windoz 10? Yesterday I used a USB Live version of Elementary and loaded it into the computer. The computer ...
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Error loading the system

After the some updates were installed, the top and bottom bar didn't appear. I decided to shutdown the computer to see if it was solved and then I get that error. I could manage to access the terminal ...
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Bootloop when trying to try out elementary os from bootable usb

I'm trying to try out elementary os from a bootable usb, but every time I hit the 'try elementary os' button, the pc shuts down and when I boot it again, I receive the exact same screen and the same ...
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Problem in shutting down elementaryos

I can't shutdown my laptop running elementaryOS Hera 5.1.4. Whenever I try to shut it down the screen goes off,there is no sound but the power-indicator stays on until I switch it off using the power ...
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How to switch boot sequence in dual boot PC?

Fellas I've been using Linux Mint for quite some time & recently have replaced my Windows partition with Elementary OS. But the Boot sequence hasn't changed. I want to make Elementary my default ...
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How can I upgrade my dual boot to a full installation with drive encryption?

I have been using elementaryOS with dual boot for quite some time. I first installed eOS as dual boot next to my Windows installation in order to test things and not delete my Windows installation. ...
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how to create separate dconf keys for desktop background for Elementary and Ubuntu?

I installed Elementary OS 5.1 (Hera) to share my existing /home partition originally created in Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I'm super pleased to be able to work out of the same home directory and discovering ...
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Read error after wrong 'set root' in grub rescue

I have a dual boot with elementary OS and Windows and somehow I wasn't able to enter Windows and Grub rescue appeared. I entered set root=(hd0,msdos4)/@ and set prefix=(hd0,msdos4)/@/boot/grub as I ...
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