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Size of the /boot partition too small

I am running 6.1 always up to date... Boot partition accumulates the binaries for each kernel and becomes full very quickly... I tried to find a way to increase it, but gparted doesnt allow me to ...
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in elementary where Is the printer icon?

Hi there I am new whit linux Elementary. here I go: where is printer icon in notes-up? thank your for your time Rich
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Win ctrl+alt+delete equivalent in Elementary?

I know that in Elementary ctrl+alt+del means Log Out. What I am looking for is an equivalent to windows ctrl+alt+del which activates Task Manager, so that I can close/shut down frozen task? I know ...
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How do I install Elementary?

Why is it that all the versions of Linux that costs money comes with no install instructions? Some of us have very diminshed mental capacity due to illness so I need things explained very fully and ...
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system settings disappears off screen

im running a several yr old upgraded install of Elementry os. it has several problems; 1; in a dual screen setup , the system settings when opened, will open off somewhere in limbo, not on either ...
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2 out of 4 speakers work on Xiaomi notebook pro x 15 (2022 model)

I have got the new Xiaomi notebook Pro x 15, which has 4 speakers build in. Sadly it only fires sound out of 2 speakers. I tried to use hdajackretask, yet this gives an error and does not seem to work ...
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Issue with sound system, no sound, empty output/input

So i am super happy with how things work on ElementaryOS 6.1, but unfortunately i have no sound, already tried all google/reddit fixes but nothings helped. In settings/sound both fields output and ...
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Hauptverzeichnis angeblich komplett voll - mit gparted und nicht teilbar

ich möchte meine Festplatte gerne neu ohne Datenverlust partitionieren. Von den 500GB habe ich gerade mal 40GB benutzt. Laut Gparted ist die Partition aber komplett benutzt und kann auch über einen ...
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I received a computer from a deceased relative and I would like to make it my own. How do I do so?

This computer: Its an HP Quad-Core Intel® Pentium® CPU J3710 @ 1.60GHz Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x I want to make it my own and I cannot figure out how to do so. Thanks for ...
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Include File Search in Systemmenu Search

when I trigger the system menu ALT+F2 and enter the application I want to open, ideally I would like to also see files with the same name. In pantheon directly I can do such a search for files. Is ...
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Can Elementary be used for School / university Desktops?

I am planning to build a School Server with Linux Schools (Ubuntu) Server. I love elementaryOS 6.1. It’s beautiful and runs like a charm. The school server will be using an LTSP server for ...
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Accidentally erased .config

I accidentally erased .config Many programs disappeared, all files, disappeared Tried to recover data using RLinux and testdisk but with no success
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S/PDIF not working to home amp over fiber connection. Fibre cable works with windows but not EOS

Operating systems should all recognize digital audio formats, period. please add function for digital sound to this build please.
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Elementary vanished after recent Windows Update

My first post. I had Elementary os6, dual booting on my laptop with Windows 10. All was great until a Windows 10 update. Now when I switch on my laptop, it just boots up into Windows, there is no ...
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Elementary OS to clear cache in RAM

when I loged In and check "System Monitor" I can see a 1.5GB Cache in RAM. only System monitor is running and I get this amount of cache. I've tried: sudo sync; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/...
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How to Force External Monitor to work on Defined Resolution?

I am using an old VGA monitor as an external display for my Laptop. Everything is going great but the resolution of the monitor is stuck at 1024x768. I would like it to remainat 1400x1050 permanently. ...
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Can't enable network from system indicator

When connected to a wireless network, clicking on the network system indicator shows two buttons (with the wireless button displaying as enabled) at the top of the context menu. I can click on the ...
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Application menu shrunk

When I booted up EOS today, the Application menu appeared smaller than usual. Before, the application menu extended beyond the clock and there was more spacing between apps.This happened yesterday too,...
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The volume "boot" has only 0 bytes disk space remaining

This started some time after I switched to EOS 6.0. Running apt-get clean or apt-get autoremove does not solve the problem. Disk mapping: /dev/nvme0n1p2 457M 348M 76M 83% /boot /dev/...
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How to skip an Elementary update? Conflicts with same name app

I installed the loki app which is the best minimalist viewer today (it can display gif/jpg and webm files, no other viewer can). [https://lowkeyviewer.com/ if you want to ckeck it out] However now ...
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Windows is not present in grub menu

(I don't know if this question belongs here, but here we go) I bought a new HP 14(2021) last week, with 11th gen core i3 and Xe graphics. It came with Windows 10. After a few days, I installed Manjaro ...
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Can I Make a windows boot usb on eOS 6.0?

I Used linux as a last resort to recover my pc but now that i have, i want to go back without spending £100 on media Is it possible to make one on this?
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System tray not showing synergy icon

I installed the synergy on my eOS: 5.1.7 Hera x86_64. Theme/Icons: Elementary [GTK3]. And I did all guides, I found on the google, to bring the icon of synergy into system tray. But no luck. I am ...
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how to remote desktop from windows using rdp

Trying to remote from windows to the linux box. After entering username and password the rdp session disconnects and throws me out back to windows
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HP USB 3 Docking Station

the newest Version of Elementary is running on my Pavilion dv6 (HP) Notebook).Connected with an USB3 Port is the USB3 Docking Station from HP, which is not recognized. Unter Win10 Prof it is ...
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Installation aborted twice

I have win-11 and I have installed 10s of different Linux versions (debian, ubuntu, xubuntu, zorinOs, ......) all without any problems, But the new Version of "elementary os 6 odin" today ...
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Workaround: How to fix GTK theme issue installed from APT

I've installed Elementary Odin wanting to give the Elementary OS dark mode a try. I really liked the dark theme but was upset that when I installed a GTK application from APT not Flatpak it gives you ...
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How to change hostname in Odin?

Tried "sudo su" then "nano /etc/hostname" I dont seem to find a way to save that. Ctrl+O change options at the bottom. Now, I have other options but not sure how to exit after ...
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Laptop suspends automatically

I've installed elementary OS on a laptop and it's suspending automatically every 20 seconds. Someone have an idea of how can i resolve this? I can't even start the os, during boot, it suspends.
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Terminal is not accepting my user password in Elementary os

elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera Terminal is not accepting my user password in Elementary os. Very strange because I have not changed my user password and it also works when I log in. Have had many installs ...
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Will eOS support xdg-desktop-portal?

This will allow support for xdg's portal api such as screenshot and screencast
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Force Quit (Ctl + Alt + Del)

I was wondering if there is a hotkey for terminating a program in Elm. OS. I want to recommend this OS to people who have 0 knowledge on computers. I have had several apps freeze and no force quit ...
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Availability of elementry OS 32 bit?

I have a very old Acer Aspire 3000 laptop. is elementary OS available in 32 bit? This is a very simple question. Why can not I post it?
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The selected system font, Inter, does not have crossbars on the capital I. This is a bad choice

I guess this is the discussion forum, so I'm raising the issue here. I saw an article stating that Inter has been selected as the system font, but its capital "i" looks like a lower-case L. ...
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OS is slow, giving a quite bad user experience

Does anyone else has their elementary os being kinda slow: to login it takes a while, to change the brightness or the volume it takes a few seconds to do so, when i click on the keyboard-settings in ...
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How do I uninstall Kubuntu in elementary os?

I just installed Kubuntu by installing sdmm and tasksel. Now I'm getting the kubuntu environment but getting a lot of junkware in application menu. I want to uninstall kubuntu so that I can enjoy my ...
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When elementaryOS 6 is launched, how to update from 5.1 to 6?

When elementaryOS 6 is released, in order to update, do I need to do a full "fresh install" or will I be able to update from Appcenter (or from somewhere else)?
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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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Slow boot ElementaryOS 5.1.7 after install Snapd

My boot is too slow - 1min 1.778s. Im beginner in linux and i have old PC but enough for elementary i think... I noticed that after install snapd boot is slower. Can i delete this service and how ?? ...
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Appcenter can't update system component

Appcenter can't update even though I've tried to update multiple times. It still shows that there is 1 component to update. Also tried to update in command line, it says everything is up to date. How ...
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/dev/nvme1n1p1 requires a manual fsck

today when I booted Linux it gave me this error: What can I do? I'm Linux noob, so can u help me step by step? Thank you in advance!
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Wingpanel and system app not repsondong

Using for several months. Now wingpanel got stuck after a min from loading and during that a notification will appear network not connected. After that most of the system app will not respond and sudo ...
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integrity problem loading x.509 certificate -65

I have this problem, it started without context once when i was trying to start the OS. I use a ssd external disk and its new, so i dont think that the disk is the problem.Secure boot mode disable. ...
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Simple screen recorder(ssr) no funciona audio interno

Estoy usando eoS Hera 5.1.7 Tengo instalado el simplescreenrecorder de la store de eos pero el problema es que cuando reproduzco la grabación que realice no se escucha el audio interno del sistema,he ...
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Remove corrupted repository

How do I remove that manuelscheider repository??
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Elementary won't boot with a QHD monitor

i have installed Elementary on my NUC-8-i7 about 6 months ago. Everything was working perfectly for me and i had no issues. Recently I upgraded my monitor to a QHD monitor and suddenly it won't boot......
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How do I install Elementary OS in my SSD and use my HDD ase the home folder to store all other files like documents, media and games?

I've read a lot of articles and watched videos, it is still not clear to me. Kindly provide some simple instructions and steps that I can directly follow.
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I messed up with usr/share/fonts, please help

I was trying to get install the Inter Font in Elementary OS. In the process, in order to get access to the fonts folder in usr/share, I used this command in the terminal, sudo chmod 700 -R /usr/share/...
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How to enable manual login?

I would like to login as root, but I cannot find a way to enable manual login on Elementary OS.
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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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