Questions tagged [software-installation]

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

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How can I upgrade VMware view client from version 4.10 on Elementary 5.7 without losing video and crashing the client?

When trying to upgrade the VMware Horizon client past version 4.10 the remote screen does not display and it crashes the client. I suspect this may have something to do with Pantheon but I am not ...
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Installation on the command line

Is it possible to install elementary applications on the command line instead of AppCenter? I have not found anything about this in the documentation.
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How can I reinstall eOS 5.1.7?

how can I reinstall eOS 5.1.7? Now I have this OS, but due to some reasons I can't install any application. Therefore I want to reinstall eOS. sudo apt install --reinstall elementary-desktop DOES NOT ...
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How to open links from Slack in existing Firefox window

I am using Slack from snaps and Firefox from AppCenter (non-curated). I made Firefox my default browser. When I click a link in Slack it opens in Firefox but there are three problems. It doesn't open ...
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Cannot find VS Code application on Elementary OS

So I just got a fresh install of Elementary OS and wanted to get myself Virtual Studio Code which is the editor I used back when I had Windows. Googled a how to and did the following (in terminal): ...
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Failure to install

Trying to install EOS Hera 5.1 on an external 256GB thumb drive connected to a Mac Mini7,1 (late 2014) with a 1TB internal HD. Etcher simply will not install anything on either the 256 GB thumb drive ...
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'Kickstart'-style automated installation for Elementary

I'm toying with using kickstart config files to do automated installations for both Fedora & Ubuntu, and using post-installation commands to run Ansible configs to produce fully provisioned ...
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How can i mannualy install packages in elementary os?

I want to install mint service desk on my elementary os and for that I have to install a docker first, not happening. Can anyone please tell be which linux version package will support elementary os [...
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Remove corrupted repository

How do I remove that manuelscheider repository??
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Internet freezes

I can surf the web just fine, but as soon as there are videos on a site, the mouse freezes and I have to shut down to move forward. Do I need to install nvidia 340, 390, and/or nvidia Driver 418-...
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How do I get another copy of elementaryos.iso?

I paid for, and downloaded, a copy of the elementary image file, but during the process of creating a bootable USB, I discovered that I needed to be root user and that the .iso had to be in the root ...
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Window tiling like gTile for elementary OS 5.1.7?

Having a lot of windows open when working on something is increasingly cumbersome in elementary OS (5.1.7). Is there a way to have autotiling like in Pop_OS ? I've read around and gTile seems like a ...
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Anki won't start. When clicked on the icon it starts to show up on the dock but after a while it disappears and nothing happens

The installation was done from command line sudo apt get-install anki and when tried to run through command line by just typing anki, it showed the following Qt warning: QApplication: invalid style ...
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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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Trouble installing Insync

I'm having some trouble installing Insync. I've downloaded the file from their website and install via Eddy. However, I get the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: insync: ...
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Can't detect scanner Brother DCP-195C

I can't detect my brother DCP-195C printer. When I do a sudo brsaneconfig3 -d the printer appears in the list. But scanimage -L doesn't detect it. Please help. I'm very tired. It's connected via USB ...
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Installing 'Lightzone' as a linux n00b

I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm trying out elementary os as a desktop os and have so far been impressed by how much of my home computing use is covered straightaway. installing a few extra apps ...
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Select muliple files does not function

I recently downloaded and installed elementary OS 5.1.6 Hera and am very happy with it except for some issues I am having with the shift+ select multiple files in various areas when it comes to ...
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Can't boot into elementary OS, how can I fix this or do I need to reinstall it?

Quick info that could be helpful: OS Version: elementary OS 5.0 Juno (i don't know why it didn't update) Okay, so I was trying to extend my 19GB ext4 partition because that was where all my user data ...
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“Failed To Fetch Updates” & error in installing new apps

First of all I'm a newbie in Linux. I installed Elementary OS successfully the other day and installed a few apps as well, but yesterday I started to get this "Failed To Fetch Updates" ...
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Wi-Fi With some problems

The problem is: PCIe Board with RTL8812AE don't work properly, maybe missing some firmware rtl8812aefw.bin and rtl8812aefw_wowlan.bin ... How to copy both files to /lib/firmware/rtlwifi ?? Thanks
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Anyone ever try installing iriun.com cell phone webcam package and get it to work?

I wanted to try an IP webcam with an OLD cell phone and came across iriun. It installs but does not work for me. I know it advertises as an ubuntu 18.04 package but I was hoping elementary OS (latest/...
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Installing WINE on Hera

I know that many people asked this question. But I can't simply install WINE on my laptop here is one of many guides I followed: LINK basically I'm getting errors after typing the following command: ...
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How to install an app named Albert?

I heard about this app today known as Albert which is an alternative to Spotlight for Linux. I watched a video on YouTube to see how to install the app but when I tried installing the app it said "can'...
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Elementary OS won’t install correctly

So when I plug in my usb drive it will open the setup for elementary OS and everything seems fine but once my laptop tries to reboot it won’t show the screen with the message unplug usb device it only ...
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Failed to Install ROCm

I followed the guide to install ROCm here After the command /opt/rocm/bin/rocminfo I got this : ROCk module is loaded Failed to get user name to check for video group membership hsa api call failure ...
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How to reinstall “System Settings” app on Elementary OS - 5.1?

I removed "System Settings" app from elementary, and I tried to reinstall with the appcenter but it didn't download :( Please help me.
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Touch Screen Problem

my touch screen is not working at all on elementary OS and I also want to know how to install software like gnu cash
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What does this prompt want ? help a newbie

This is stymying. It's a fairly common dialog that I've just not seen the answer. The answer has to be there as I'm the only one asking ... I start with APPER and choose to export an install script, ...
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No Admin controls for file manager - refuses admin control for others

I'm wanting my money back. This Elementary OS refuses any sort of admin controls to copy files for theming. I've used other file managers as well. Can't install gksu/gksudo, can't edit with gedit. The ...
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Add bluetooth capability after initial install

1) how do i add bluetooth capability after installation ? 2) how can i reinstall without duplicating each step ? I want something that can read the install and create a script that will add each ...
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CPU X: I can't install it. Problem with tar.gz files

I have a problem with CPU X, I'm trying to install it but I'm not successful. The matter is about "tar.gz" files. I converted the file into a ".deb" and installed it with GDebi. After that I can't ...
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How to avoid aborts without reinstallation

I have read and tried all the answers. There may be one out there, besides just reinstall it, i've not tried, so I'm asking here. The best article was one that explained each command in the context of ...
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Install Antivirus protection Software (bitdefender) on elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera

I tried to install Bitdefender Antivirus protection on the last Elementary version 5.1.2. but it did not work with the command line. (I want to use bitdefender, because I use it for my W10 and Mac ...
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Where does eOS store installation files?

I have been using eOS for almost a year now for my daily use and have been loving it. However, recently when running a routine apt upgrade, I noticed I'm running out of disk space. After looking ...
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How to install dependencies?

I am new to elementary OS and want to install Akira UX. But I have no idea how to install the dependencies mentioned there. Can any of you guys have command to install the dependencies?
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Is it possible to extend the HDD with a USB Drive

I'm new to Elementary OS and Linux in general (other than my ASUS router and some use of a Raspberry pi), and I have a cheap Dell Inspiron 14 3473 laptop with a measly 32GB HDD. I successfully ...
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How to install app into `~/.config/autostart`?

I am developing an app that should check once on every login if any work is to do. Is ~/.config/autostart the right place for that or should I create a service/deamon? How can add installation to ...
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Almost nothing works in elementary

I cant install anything from the appcenter and terminal i just get the error. "read error in '/var/lib/dpkg/triggers/File" does anyone know how to fix this
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How to install Brave browser on Elementary OS?

I just installed Elementary OS. I'm switching from Windows 10, I don't know anything about Linux, I'm not a technical person. I want to install Brave browser, I checked Brave guidelines, but I don't ...
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Is there a way to install insync on elementary OS?

There doesn't seem to be an installer offered on the website and I couldn't find any terminal instructions either.
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How to install CAC card reader, I am running the latest version of Elementary OS

Trying to install a CAC card reader without any luck. I have tried a couple of install guides for mint, but nothing has worked yet. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Cant install 7zip on elementary OS 5.1 Hera

I have followed this tutorial from snapcraft.io I did the following commands: sudo apt update sudo apt install snapd everything works. but then I did this: sudo snap install p7zip-desktop and I ...
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installing Docker community edition fails with missing docker-ce package

I'm using Hera and would like to install Docker. I followed the install instructions https://docs.docker.com/install/linux/docker-ce/ubuntu/ starting at Install using the repository. I'm getting ...
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Need help to open. deb file

I'm new to Linux btw. I accidentally set it so if I open .deb file, it will take me to Terminal, I've installed Gdebi, how do I fix it?
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Need Information

I am a designer i work on graphics, animation, ui/ux designs, web design and video editing, i have to use Adobe family (Photoshop. illustrator, premier pro, after effects and more other adobe software)...
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Installing pCloud drive

I'm somewhat new to linux, and I was hoping someone would be able to help. I would like to install pCloud drive, and I followed the instructions on the site here. However this doesn't seem to work, ...
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I cannot get LibreOffice Impress to start

Today I installed LibreOffice Impress from the AppCentre but the app will not start. The app icon appears in the Dock for 10s and then disappears. I have added the System Log below. My system is up to ...
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Can't install juno on hp envy

I'm trying to install on hp envy with amd10 and radeon r6 but can't get it to install or to boot from usb and I couldn't find any answer to fix this. After acpi=off on boot I get the elementary logo ...
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Using the SIdeload app to install *.flatpakref files stuck at Preparing screen during installation

When using Sideload app to install any *.flatpakref file which is download from the Flathub site(clicking on Install), the installation is stuck at the preparing screen. ( this issue is specifically ...

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