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Questions about installing software, either as binaries or from source code, as well as using the Software Center.

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Where can I find applications created specifically for elementary OS?

Is there a place where you can see third party applications created specifically for elementary OS?
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Support for ARM processors and Raspberry Pi?

A while ago I found a site that stated that elementary OS supports ARM processors, however I have not been able to confirm this. The OS is a very nice experience and would go well on my Samsung Tab S ...
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Is there a way to theme Atom to fit in with elementary?

Is there a way to make Atom look more compliant with the elementary's design?
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How do you install VirtualBox extensions and Guest Additions in elementary OS?

In Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Korora, all I had to do was to load the image into the CD drive and it recognized it and asked if I wanted to run it. Everything worked seamlessly. In elementary OS, when I ...
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How to install Sublime Text 3 on elementary OS?

Is there an easy way to install Sublime Text 3 using apt-get on elementary OS?
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How do I install the latest version of Libre Office?

How can I install the latest version of Libre Office? If there is more than 1 way, please provide all of them.
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How to install kernel 4.0 on Freya?

I'm using elementary Freya. Is there any way to upgrade the Linux kernel to 4.0? And by upgrading kernel can we download and install packages from elementary ppa ?
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How can I install and run Minecraft?

I want to play Minecraft on my laptop. How do I install it? I've downloaded the file from the Minecraft website, but nothing happens when I double click it.
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How do I install Oracle Java JDK 8 on Freya?

How can I install JDK 8? Is it possible to install it from PPA?
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Is there a way to theme LibreOffice to match the elementary design guidelines?

I think I read somewhere that some adjustment was possible, making LibreOffice fit in reasonably well with the rest of the system, but I can't find it anymore.
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Installing bumblebee on Freya

I'm using Elementary OS Freya with UEFI mode. My laptop has two graphic cards (Intel 4400 and nVidia 860 GTX) and it is getting very hot after using about 30-60 minutes. I tried to install bumblebee ...
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Waiting for package manager lock what does that mean?

I can't seem to add any applications. I receive a notice saying "Waiting for package manager lock". I like Elementary but I am stuck and unable to install any additional programs. Should I do a ...
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How to install Microsoft font on Freya?

Is there any way to install microsoft fonts (Arial,Times New Roman...) using apt-get on Freya?
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I am unable to update or install software in the AppCenter

I've been using Loki for about 3 weeks. Installing software and updates was working fine. I booted into Loki today and got a notification that I had 4 updates available. The red flag also appeared on ...
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How do I install a LAMP stack?

A LAMP stack consist of Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. What is the best way to install this stack for local development?
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Using Redshift on Elementary OS

I installed Redshift 1.11 on Elementary OS Freya but I noticed that the methods list only mentioned the dummy method (which just displays the target gamma in the terminal). $ redshift -m list ...
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How install ADB and Fastboot on elementary os?

Is android-tools package available in elementary? If true how can I install it?
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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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Loki - Where is the update manager?

I just installed loki 0.4 and was surprised to find the update manager missing. No more easy way to select package sources, drivers etc. Is that a bug or a design choice??
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Skype - can't install it on Freya

I am using elementary OS Freya. I was unable to install Skype. I've formatted my laptop and installed Freya (twice), same thing. Can't install Skype, same error: luffy@luffy-Satellite-C850-B797:~$ ...
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Install Gnome-Pomodoro

Anyway to install gnome-pomodoro on ElementaryOS. I really like their feature. I found this: Is there a countdown timer application for elementary OS? but this does not really have the feature I like.
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Stable 'use and forget' elementary OS install: how?

What can I do to just keep my elementary OS Freya running smoothly and not freeze, not break (requiring new install and losing data and installed software)? It has been frustrating to say the least, ...
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How do I install the latest version of GIMP in Luna?

What is the recommended way to install GIMP 2.8? The version present in the default elementary Luna repositories is 2.6.
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Can't install mysql workbench, dependency is not satisfiable

I'm not sure what might be the issue, I have a cleaned installation of Freya and I'm not able to install workbench. I also have freya installed on my desktop at work and workbench is installed, but I ...
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How to install Vala on elementary OS

I am learning vala. I need to setup vala environment on my elementary OS. How to install Vala on elementary OS?
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Why can I not install dconf-tools?

Whenever I try to install dconf-tool I get this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package dconf-tools is not available, but is ...
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Cannot install wine and playonlinux

sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you ...
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How to show the support status of packages in freya?

I've recently read this article (http://www.heise.de/open/meldung/Ubuntu-LTS-Lauter-Sicherheitsluecken-trotz-Langzeitpflege-3181830.html - sorry, it's in German) about Canonical's LTS policies and how ...
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“Not enough free disk space” dialog showed on Software Updater

Whenever I try to update the software using Software Updater, I get this dialog: which prevents me from getting the upgrade - and going through apt-get upgrade results in partially upgraded sotware. ...
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Installing phpstorm / webstorm as Application

Is it possible somehow to install phpstorm and webstorm and having them in the application list?
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Forgot to check “install third party software” when installing Loki

So i had to reinstall loki because my harddrive dies, but i forgot to check the 3d-party apps box but i really want the 3d-party apps. Is there any way for me to enable 3d-party apps after the ...
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Error installing nokogiri

I get this following when I try to install nokigiri, Building native extensions. This could take a while... ERROR: Error installing nokogiri: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. ...
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Cannot install playonlinux (nor Wine)

I just installed elementary OS. Cannot install playonlinux or wine. I prefer playonlinux. ~$ sudo apt-get install playonlinux [sudo] password for cipeos: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to install Midori Granite

I have removed Midori Granite with the following command: sudo apt-get purge midori-granite but now I want to re-install it for Elementary OS Freya. Midori available in Ubuntu Store is different. I ...
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gtk2 apps not working in elementary

I downloaded pdfshuffler and radiotray from the Software Center, but they won't open in elementary. When I open either of them in Terminal, I get the error discussed here: GTK-error while running a ...
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Installation on a Surface Pro 3

Is there a distribution of elementary OS that I can use for installation on a Surface Pro 3 with full support for touchpad and Wi-Fi?
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Unable to install skype on elementary OS

I am using elementary os freya. I followed this post to install skype. ravan@ravan:~$ sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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(LoadError) No such file or directory - wpscan

Trying to install wpscan on my system. I have installed these following packages libcurl4-openssl-dev libxml2 libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev ruby-dev build-essential libgmp-dev zlib1g-dev. I have downloaded ...
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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 do I install the new version of HPLIP?

Trying to get my HP Officejet 5740 working with scanning. Everything I find is outdated or not working. When I try to run the hp-setup command, I get this below: error: HPLIP is not installed ...
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Error in grub [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For [duplicate]

after installing Elementary OS , reboot my laptop ( To start running the operating system supposedly) and I get a black screen with this message: [ Minimal BASH -like line editing is supported. for ...
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How can I Install phpMyAdmin on a Nginx?

I have installed Nginx on Freya, But i don't know how to install phpMyAdmin on a LEMP server. Is there any easy way to do this?
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AppCenter doesn't show updates or install anything [duplicate]

I have Loki installed on my laptop and desktop. Appcenter works fine on my laptop, but it doesn't on my desktop. It doesn't show any updates, that tab is empty. I can browse and search for software, ...
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VST on Elementary [closed]

I spent researching and trying this for about a whole day. I have some windows VST such as Softube, BIAS FX and Surfer EQ that I'd like to use with Reaper (running on WINE). There were some different ...
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Opera doesn't open in guest account

I can run Opera in my user account but It doesn't work in the guest account. I first downloaded the .deb package from: http://www.opera.com/es/computer/linux: Installed with apt: sudo apt install ...
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How do I install Touchegg in elementary OS?

I'm trying to get touchegg working in elementary OS Loki but I'm not able to install all the dependencies for touchpad( synaptics ). I'm using Zenbook UX305. Can some please guide me though the ...
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Latest MongoDB installation

Anyway tried to install the latest mongodb installation using the ubuntu tutorial? I tried it before but can't seem to replicate it. I'm getting this error when doing sudo apt-get update W: GPG ...
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How to run SelekTOR on Elementary OS?

I am trying to install and run SelekTOR according to this article. Installation is fine, but when I am trying to run it, nothing happens. Here is console output: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "...
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KeePass Installation

I'm fairly new to elementary OS and Linux in general - love it so far. I just installed Loki and I am reinstalling the apps I had on Freya. What's the proper way to install KeePass. I had it installed ...
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How can I install this widget on elementary?

(source: blogspot.com) I want to install a system monitor which looks something like the one in the image.