Questions tagged [release-freya]

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 Freya has been superseded by Loki.

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Freya cannot shutdown. init: wait for state plymouth shutdownlightdm killed by TERM signal

I have installed elementary OS freya and I am experiencing shutdown problem. I cannot shutdown or restart my computer, to do so I have to press power button.I tried: shutdown -h now shutdown -P now ...
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What is the command behind the default shutdown menu in Freya?

I can access two different shutdown menus. One is the default one : The other is the one triggered by the command gnome-session-quit --power-off : When looking for a command that I could use with a ...
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How to scale down the desktop?

When I installed Freya on a 22" Screen, everything was fine. But when I plug the PC in a 40" TV, the desktop is upscaled to 200%. The screen resolution is correctly 1920x1080 but because of the ...
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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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Nothing but wallpaper shows up after login

I rebooted and now when I log in, nothing but the wallpaper shows up. I don't recall doing anything but installing Vivaldi lately, but I don't think that's it, so I don't know where to start.
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How to install wingpanel-slim or super-wingpanel on elementary 0.3 Freya (amd64)?

I want to tweak the top panel of the window,and I founded two kits named "wingpanel-slim" and "super-wingpanel" can do what I want to (auto hide and ...) I tried to install the from several PPA but ...
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Is there anyway assign custom keyboard shorcut for noise music player?

I want to assign some custom keyboard shortcut for noise music player. When it running background , using keyboard want to paly/pause or change music. Is there anyway assign those custom keyboard ...
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elementary OS freezes when trying to reboot / shutdown?

Whenever I try to reboot, elementary OS just freezes and my screen stays like this; I tried both sudo shutdown -r now and clicking the menu button, but it keeps resulting in a freeze. Does anyone know ...
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How to fix elementaryOS touchpad problem

I am running elementary OS freya which is based on Ubuntu 14.04, I have a lenovo U41-70 laptop. My horizontal mouse movement is fine but to bring the mouse from top of the screen to the bottom (...
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Says there is no home file(or any other whatsoever). Upon restart won't let me log in, even though guest session works just fine.

I was working on unetbootin with my usb plugged in and searching for "downloads" file when the app says there is no "downloads" file. Then I went to check for my self and upon clicking on downloads it ...
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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 test the new indicators?

I saw the screenshots of new indicators in Daniel's Google+, how can I install them? Screenshots:
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Software center won't open

I'm running Freya and I get the following error messages when I try to run the software center from the command line: ** (software-center:2639): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: ...
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Installing in UEFI mode

I'm having difficulties installing elementary OS Freya in UEFI mode. My BIOS supports both legacy and UEFI. With other Ubuntu distros my boot menu gives me the option to boot the live CD or usb using ...
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How to install Ruby 2.2.3 on elementary OS (Freya)?

As far as I am concerned sudo apt-get install ruby-full only installs Ruby 1.9.3, which is an old stable release. How can I install the latest, stable Ruby release (v. 2.2.3) on elementary OS (Freya)?...
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How can I install Skype on Freya?

I am newbie to Freya and I need to install Skype. I tried to download it from the Skype website but there is no support for Freya. There's only an Ubuntu version .deb. Now I don't know how to install ...
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Direct update from Freya to Loki?

The last time, when elementary Freya was released, we had to do a clean install from Luna. Will there be any option to directly upgrade to loki from Freya once Loki stable is released? I have spent ...
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How can I disable the rounded display corners Gala plugin?

At all 4 corners of my screen there are rounded corners, but I want to use my screen normally and use all pixels I have. Is there any way to configure this?
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Some HTTPS websites give an error with Midori. Why is this?

I always get the information "SSL handshake failed". What's wrong with Midori or elementary OS website? Other SSL websites are working. Also I can't reach Stack Exchange with Midori I'm using the new ...
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Top menu bar (WingPanel) is missing after reboot [duplicate]

After installing elementary OS the system ran fine at first, but after I restarted my computer today the top menu bar called WingPanel has gone. Is there any way to get it back?
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No password change with encrypted home folder [duplicate]

I have a freya 0.3.2 / Win 10 dual boot system with an encrypted home folder on a separate partition. Recently I changed my user password in the system settings. As a result, I could not log into the ...
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Why does elementary not shut down properly? [closed]

I sometimes have a problem shutting down elementary freya 0.3.2 (running on an early 2008 MacBook). After the system shuts down all devices (modem etc), the output is like this: *will now halt [7128....
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Steam games too slow [duplicate]

for some reason, Steam became too slow today. I already tried update and upgrade, but the problem is still there. I think that is something wrong with xserver-xorg-video-intel. Some informations: ...
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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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Requires installation of untrusted packages in elementary OS

I am using latest elementary OS. I have some updates in my laptop but when i hit update button it says Requires installation of untrusted packages. How can I solve?
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How can I change fonts and adjust their size in elementary OS

Can I change the Freya font to my desired one. What's the easiest way to change my fonts? If I get google web-fonts or some professionally simple fonts.I am really happy to use it .
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How can I hide the keyboard indicator from the panel?

I installed indicator-synapse before adding the unstable repository and it didn't install the search app, it installed something about the keyboard instead. Then I added the unstable repo and ...
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Name of default screenshot tool in Freya?

After reading this question, I attempted to launch the default screenshot tool via the terminal (for debugging) but I couldn't find out what the name was. I tried with screen* but nothing came up.
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Black Screen after GRUB (Windows 8.1 dualboot)

Good night, people. Yesterday I was messing around to install elementary OS Freya and dualbooting with Windows 8.1. Before installing elementary OS I had Ubuntu 14.04 and W8.1 side by side perfectly, ...
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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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Shortcut to change keyboard layout doesn't work

I read about Alt+Space keyboard Shortcut to change the keyboard layout, but it is not working, despite being defined in System Settings. What am I doing wrong?
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No sound when plugging in headphones

I have a problem which really bugs me. My laptop speakers work perfectly, but whenever I plug in my headphones, there's just no sound. Nothing is muted, my settings are good, so I really don't know ...
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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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How to find out what codec is used in a video

How to find what codec was used in a video (Audio/Video) and extra information like in nautilus. The below screenshot is from nautilus. Is there any GUI way to find codec information, without ...
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Screen flicker, blink, pulse, flash [closed]

Anyone experiencing random screen flicker, blink, pulse, flashing when on single and dual monitor, or opening multiple windows at once? OS & VERSION elementary OS 0.3 Freya (64-bit) HARDWARE ...
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Make pantheon terminal window appear on all workspaces

Somehow, I accidentally made one of my pantheon terminal sessions appear on every virtual workspace, and wanted to repeat this with another window - how do I do this? Right clicking the title bar of ...
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How to launch Android Studio in elementary OS

I am using freya. I have installed Android Studio. I don't find it in application menu. Every time I have to use studio.sh manually. How can I launch it directly from app menu and from terminal ?
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WiFi connection dropping

I have just installed Freya. On the fresh boot it always finds my WiFi and connects to it. But, after some time it drops. Then, it never connects to the connection again until restarting the laptop. I ...
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I can't login into freya

When I try to login to Freya, the screen bounces when I entered the password. If I go to a console terminal (using CTRL+ALT+F1), I can login OK. There must be something wrong in my configuration ...
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Freya with kernel 3.19.0-51 fails to boot

After updates my Freya system got a new kernel 3.19.0-51; but after restart Freya booting hangs with this kernel version please see the kernel message below where it hangs It is booting properly ...
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Software update fails to work [duplicate]

I have trouble with updating a new installed elementary OS 0.3.1 Freya (64-bit) system. The software updater starts and after a while fails: "Failed to download repository information. Check your ...
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How can I completely unbind the default "switch windows" keyboard shortcuts? [closed]

I like to use Alt+Tab (the default shortcut for "Switch Windows") inside a particular program¹. As a result, I would like to use Win+Tab and Shift+Win+Tab to switch windows instead. I've already ...
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Did I just destroy my Freya?

I was having some trouble with R so I thought I'd just remove it and re-install it. So I did: sudo apt-get remove r-base* and mindlessly hit return (why??). I sat there as my system was immediately ...
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Software updater doesn't work anymore correctly

Today I tried about 12 Times to install some updates ... without any result: First problem: The software updater needs about 20 to 30 Minutes to check for the updates, which seems not normal to me (...
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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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Do menus normally have icons in elementary OS?

When I am working with eclipse, I am used to see symbols in the menu bars. For example I open eclipse and click on the button "File" then it shows me the menu from File. But left from the texts are no ...
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Context menu of toolbar icon doesn't work [closed]

I have Elementary OS Freya on my desktop computer. I installed some applications, which appear in toolbar (dropbox, steam, xneur, ...). But when I open an context menu from toolbar icon and select any ...
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Android Studio Blurry Second Icon on Plank [duplicate]

I am having an issue with keeping the Android Studio app on my dock. It's the same with google-chrome but I haven't found any easy way to get rid of it. Whenever I open up the application, a blurry ...
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Problem installing elementary os freya

I am a total newbie to Linux as I've never used Linux before. But however I wanted to dual boot windows 10 with elementary is 0.3.2 Freya. What I did was create a bootable USB with Rufus and when I ...
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Indicators and icons not appearing in WingPanel

I'm having a weird problem with WingPanel. The network indicator isn't present at all and used to be, and I'm not seeing my other tray items as I should be. I should be seeing the network dropdown ...