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Questions specific to elementary OS 0.3, codenamed "Freya". Freya has been superseded by Loki.

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Chrome browser freezes after uploading/downloading files

This problem happens consistently. If I try to download a document from a web page, it does the download but, the browser freezes and I have to restart it. Same thing happens when I upload a picture. ...
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How to upgrade from elementary OS Freya 0.3.1?

I am currently running elementary OS Freya 0.3.1 and am looking for an upgrade.Which would be most suitable to upgrade too and how would I do this.I have seen some talking about clean installs,which ...
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is hp envy 15 2020 model compatible with linux distros?

I would like to know whether HP Envy 15 2020 model is compatible with linux distros or not? I am going to buy one of these new products, to be more specific the HP Envy 15 ep0123tx. I have read many ...
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Elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 downloading VLC

I've been trying to download the latest version of VLC which is 3.something (my elementary OS has vlc 2.1.6 rincewind). If I go to the Videolan download page or if I use Software Center they both ...
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DBus Signal for Session Lock/Unlock?

I'm currently on elementary OS Freya (Ubuntu 16.04 base). I'd like to run a script when the session is locked and when it is unlocked. I have asked a similar question here for Ubuntu: https://unix....
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Elementary OS freya - No updates are possible!

Can't download updates. In one answer you state that I have to change something in etc...... How do I get there? I am new to Linux, but I had some experience on Puppy Linux. Is my software a beta? I ...
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Sound settings missing after removing PulseAudio

OK, so I messed around with PulseAudio and purged all of it. Now my regular sound settings do not work anymore. neither can I turn up and down the volume with the respective keys, nor do the sound ...
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How to uninstall the default Camera application - Freya

How can I uninstall the default Camera application in Freya by command. I tried following commands, but none of them works, could you help me on this. thanks in advance sudo apt-get purge snap sudo ...
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Automatic Suspend When Idle Doesn't Work (Sleep When Inactive After ..)

I have this problem on multiple, very different systems. Running: System Settings>Power>"Sleep when inactive after:" Changing from default of "Never" to any value, backing out, restarting logging ...
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How can I get applications to display a system tray icon?

Many 3rd party applications like Java, NodeWebkit, and Gtk2 applications don't seem to be able to display a system tray icon. Why is that? Is there a workaround?
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Can't login after upgrade

The default Software Updater was not working correctly. It was giving the message "An upgrade from 'freya' to 'trusty' is not supported with this tool." So I did: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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No sound through headphones

My sound is broken and I have a hard time discerning if it's a hardware or software problem. At the moment, the speakers on my laptop work, as I can hear sound just fine when I watch a video. However,...
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How To Install Steam?

I'm getting the following errors: Package libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 needs to be installed Package libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 needs to be installed Package libc6:i386 needs to be installed You ...
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How do I change login background in elementary OS Freya or Loki?

I cannot change the login screen background in elementary OS. Is there any way to change it?
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Can you install Compiz on elementary OS?

Is there a simple, non-system-breaking way to install Compiz on elementary OS? I replaced Pantheon with the gnome-terminal so a lot of the tutorials I found don't appear to apply. When I installed ...
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Can't play sound in WPS Office Presentation (Freya)

Making a presentation with WPS Office on Freya. When I add background music of sound, they will not play. The mp3s play fine in noise. Any suggestions?
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Screen Recorder for Freya

Recently I installed istanbul Screen recorder from Software center. But its not working for me. even many commented there its not opening. So someone suggest me good screen recorder and good to use it ...
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How to add icon Keyboard layout to System Tray

I have two languages are Vietnamese and English. My Shortcut is Alt+Space for change language layout. How can i add icon which language i'm using to System Tray?
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Where is the printer sharing setting dialog?

HP Laserjet 2100 with parallel port connection connected. Freya sees it fine and prints fine. But I want to share it with the LAN, but I can't find any settings to make the printer discoverable. CUPS,...
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Wiki post for Japanese and Chinese input [duplicate]

I find myself referring back to this reddit page to configure Japanese input on fresh elementary OS installations but it's closed and cannot be edited to include other language inputs: https://www....
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Workspaces seem to only apply to the primary display. Is this a feature or a bug?

I apologize for the wider screenshots than normal, but since this is a dual monitor question/problem, it's necessary... Recently my computer has decided that when I switch workspaces, anything on my ...
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How can I opening a directory from the terminal in a new session?

Coming from Mac OS, in terminal I am able to use open . in terminal which will open a directory. I am able to semi replicate this with pantheon-files ., but this returns [INFO 21:33:37.889767] ...
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Have application menu open up with only Windows/Super key

Is there anyway to open up the applications menu with only the windows key, and not the Windows+Space Bar?
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Once locked, screen stays black and cannot be unlocked

When locked, my laptop (Ideapad Y510P, with proprietary Nvidia drivers installed) screen just turns off. The laptop is still on, but I cannot access the lock screen to unlock. The only thing I can do ...
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How do I update elementary OS when new versions come out?

How do I update elementary OS when new versions come out? Is there a setting that does it? Is it Software and Updates that does that? I know it does apps but, I wasn't sure about the OS.
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elementary os keep filling its dirve automatically ... any permanent solution to fix it?

This is a known problem: /boot will run out of space after some time, due to obsolete kernel images. It will only become evident when /boot is on a separate filesystem, as it is the case for encrypted ...
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Change Options from the Terminal

Is it possible to change the options of the Terminal without installing the elementary-tweaks tool?! I want to change the transparency to 90%, the theme to "Chalk" and the Cursor shape to I-Beam.
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Will upgrading to Windows 10 affect my dual-boot setup?

I'm not eligible, yet, to update to Windows 10, but I'm considering updating as soon as the update is available. As you might understand as a developer I use both OS's, but elementary OS is my main ...
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Upgrading Distro from Luna to Freya

I used the following commands to try and upgrade to Freya. "sudo apt-get update" - no problem "sudo apt-get upgrade" - no problem "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" - what? nothing available ? From such a ...
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How to install Tor browser on elementary OS

I tried installing Tor from the software center and it does not open when I click it and hangs when I run it from the terminal. I also tried download the 64-bit ZIP , extracting and running it but it ...
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Change the folder where screenshots are saved

When taking a screenshot using prt sc the screenshot is saved to the pictures folder. Instead of saving them in pictures I would like them to be saved to another folder instead. How can I do this?
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Automatic suspend notification pops up too late

I have my laptop set up to go to sleep after 30 minutes: When I come back to my computer, and unlock it by entering the password for my user account, a notification pops up in the upper right corner ...
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How to delete file that cannot be deleted on a NTFS partition

I have 2 files on my NTFS partition. One of them is 666 bytes and the other is 0 bytes. When trying to delete them it says that it does not exist I have tried the rm command from the terminal and it ...
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Anyone succeeded in setting up an IPSEC/L2TP VPN?

I have been struggling with setting up an IPSEC/L2TP based VPN for a couple of days, and I'm leaning towards that it's broken upstream. After running sudo apt-get install l2tp-ipsec-vpn, the ipsec ...
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2009 macbook pro boots Ubuntu USB but not elementary OS USB? [closed]

I Currently has Fedora 23 running on a Macbook Pro 2009. Works great, but I miss elementary OS, which I use daily on my tower. I used dd to create a bootable USB of Ubuntu 15.04 and when I restart ...
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1TB External Hard disk is not detected

I'm having some kind of an issue where, eos freya does not detect my 1tb hard drive. I just installed eos and all is well, until i tried to insert my hard disk. I tried inserting my 8GB usb and it was ...
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Serious bug with apt-get autoremove

There is a serious bug when using apt-get autoremove in freya 0.31. E.g. when installing or removing packages, apt-get will indicate packages that are no longer used and suggests to remove them with ...
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Is it possible to continue playing music even system gets locked for inactivity?

I am using elementary OS freya 0.3.2. As the title says, Is it possible to continue playing music even system gets locked for inactivity? In Ubuntu, system continue to play music after it was locked....
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How to fix drag and drop issue on elementary OS Freya?

After using Freya I have discovered there is an issue when dragging and dropping icons. After that, the icon combines with the mouse pointer and moves with it. I have found that this issue can be ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 with elementary OS

I have elementary OS (Freya) installed on my system, as the only OS, but now I will like to also install Windows 10 and make the system dual boot, I do not want to loose my files or settings on the ...
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How to install elementary tweaks on Freya

Similar to the Ubuntu Tweak Tool, elementary OS has a Settings plugin that adds a number of new options. How to install elementary-tweaks on Freya.
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Install on HP Spectre x360

Has anyone had success installing elementary OS Freya on the HP Spectre X360? Having issues with WiFi, sound, touchscreen, etc. Newbie to this, so need some help.
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run script on resume from suspend

After resuming from suspend fan is working full speed. Running this as sudo fixes it: for x in /sys/class/thermal/cooling_device*/cur_state; do echo 0 > $x;. Where should I put the hook script in ...
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Forgot to set bash as terminal before uninstalling fish

Well, as dumb as it sounds, I was having some trouble with Fish, and decided to uninstall it. The wrong way. I simply used apt-get remove fish without using chsh -s /bin/bash beforehand. So this is ...
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Freya font rendering problem after last update

I have EOS freya installed since 2015 with no issues. Yesterday I did my last update. After I logged in I got this strange message, see the screenshot attached below I reinstalled graphic drivers and ...
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Overheating Issue on MacbookAir 6,2

Its a horrible experience to use Freya on MacbookAir 6,2. I have tried many methods such as tlp, powersave, thermald and pstate enabling to minimize the heating issue. I finally found a better method: ...
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Icon for .desktop file not showing

I created a .desktop file to launch Chrome in a specific profile. Here is the code: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Chrome School Comment=Open Chrome in my school account Exec=google-chrome --...
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How to replace wingpanel's "Applications" text with a icon in Freya

I was previously wondering how I go about replacing the text at the top left of the wingpanel from 'Applications' to the official Elementary OS logo. I found a solution to this question posted on ...
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Wacom issues with the Fujitsu T4220 & T4210 Tablet PC [closed]

Could you guys take a look at the Wacom issues? On my Fujitsu T4220 & T4210 tablet PC the Wacom works great and the OS runs awesome; but when it comes back from sleep elementary OS says there is ...
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Low disk space in root file system error

I have allocated a huge amount of space on my hard disk for elementary OS, as can be seen in GParted image. However, I get the message of "insufficient space" for the file system. (low disk space ...

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