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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Locked out of computer since install crashed

So foolishly I fully installed elementary OS over Ubuntu earlier from USB. The install crashed, and the dialogue box telling me this wouldn't close. I could only get rid of this by unplugging the ...
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MySQL Workbench

I'm using Freya for developing web apps in Ruby on Rails with MySQL and PostgreSQL. The problem is when I install the MySQL Workbench: when I try to perform a query the result is a blank grid. I'm ...
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Software Center Missing Icons

Installed Elementary Freya this week and noticed that many of my Software Center Icons are missing. Is this a known issue?
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Unable to install HPLIP 3.15.7 because of dependencies

I've tried to install hplip-3.15.7.run which I downloaded from hplipopensource. When I run the file, I always get stuck on the missing required dependencies as below. It does not give specific ...
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No PWM Sensors found

I am not able to get fan control working. It always says, that there are no PWM Fans even if there are. Anyone expiring something similar or got an idea how to fix it? Kind regards Ivan
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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 Everything I find is outdated or not working.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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OS stops before login screen

I tried to install a NVidia driver, now nothing works. I followed this guide: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/08/install-nvidia-opengl-4-4-driver-325-05-03-in-ubuntu-linux-mint/ The ...
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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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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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How should I partition my drives?

I have a new PC. It has an SSD with just 128GB of space, and an internal HDD with 1TB space. I am about to install elementary OS as my primary OS and so I am wondering how I should partition the ...
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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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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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Cannot install OpenJDK 8

I am trying to install OpenJDK 8 in Freya but I can't find in any repository. If I try sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk I get Unable to locate package And when I try to search it via sudo ...
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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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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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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 to support iTunes on Luna?

I have installed Luna alongside on my macBook. Now i want to play my iTunes music, but it seems that Luna can't support it. Is there any codec package to support apple iTunes music files?
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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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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 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 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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Cannot install VMware-Player-4.0.6-1035888.x86_64

I'd like to install VMware Player on Freya, but got the following error: sam@samlaptop:~/Downloads$ sudo ./VMware-Player-4.0.6-1035888.x86_64.bundle Extracting VMware Installer...done. Gtk-Message: ...
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I am unable to download elementary OS [closed]

When I go to elementary.io and try to download the iso file the screen goes darker and nothing happens. I have tried multiple computers and browsers. EDIT: I am currently using Google Chrome ver. ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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What Skype do I need to download?

Skype offers the following downloads: Which should I chose? The Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't seem to work - it seems to install then just isn't installed again with no popup error message.
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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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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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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 ...