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Is There a way to stop laptop hanging when I reopen the lid?

I am using Hera. The installation software provides two orange EFI 'disks'. For previous installation attempts (to iron out problems), I had chosen the first 'disk'. my laptop would hang at any ...
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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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elementary OS freezes randomly (systemd brother libsane error)

It's been a while that I have this problem occurs. It's not happen everyday. Sometime it happens once a week or so and sometime it's happens like 6 times in the same day. Sometime, just a couple times ...
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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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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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I hear a voice each time I am in application

I am using Elementary OS Hera 5.1 and I have a particular problem.When I turn on my PC today I started to hear a voice that read the content of every software that I use.For example,if I go to the ...
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Is elementary a Good Choice for a Corporate Setting?

Would elementary os be a good choice of Linux distros for a corporate setting? I'm just curious.
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Where is the best place to suggest features / ask for little quality of life improvments?

I have been using eOS as my everyday OS for a couple of weeks now and noticed multiple possible small additions, of which I think would make a great improvement while not being too hard to implement(?)...
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Putting Telegram in background

big noob here I recently installed Telegram via Flathub to have the updates because the version of the app center is old. However, when i close the app, it can't have the notifications when I recive ...
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Error editing connection - Did not find a connection with UUID

Last 3 months i continuously using the elementary OS (elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera - with dual boot) for personal use. This is my first linux OS of my PC, and I am not using a linux version like before. I ...
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Cannot log-in to elementaryOS,after restarting elementaryOS error -71

Now, log-in elementaryOS, the error in the picture keeps appearing, I can't continue, what should I do Before restarting, on the desktop, Font installed, steps: 1.sudo -s 2.mkdir / usr / share / ...
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Can't update becase of 'Appstream'

when i try to update my system via apt-get update or appcenter i get this message: The AppStream system cache was updated, but some errors were detected, which might lead to missing metadata. Refer ...
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Desktop Background completely messed up

I decided to switch my desktop computer to Ubuntu, but every desktop I have tried has had completely messed up backgrounds. On Budgie, I could temporarily fix it by changing the background, but not on ...
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Sound setting opens and then shuts immediately

When I click on the Sound setting it begins to open the panel but then immediately shuts down the System Settings panel. I think this behaviour started after I installed Pulse Audio dlna and Pulse ...
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Elementary OS freezing at logging screen

Everytime I turn my computer on, I have to reboot it through the system option "reboot" on lock screen. If I don't do it soon as I can, the system starts to freeze. When I reboot, everything gets ...
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Elementary OS is running extremely slow and it's almost unusable

I would say that I have a pretty good computer, so that shouldn't be a problem: 16GB RAM i5-6600 RX480 8GB(i did install the drivers) Some examples of it running poorly are Discord crashing all the ...
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Why cant I install elementary os?

I wanted to download and install Elementary Os, so I read the instructions carefully and watched additional tutorials. So far everything has worked out great. However, when I boot the installer from ...
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GUI for managing system services - is there any?

Is there any "native" Elementary OS graphical utility to manage system services/daemons? I mean easy and nice tool to start, stop, enable, disable, check status of a webserver, MySQL server, sshd and ...
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System settings window not responding

In Hera version, If i open system settings and make changes to any settings and keep it open for a short while and try to change some other settings, the system settings window freezes and nothing ...
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All the folders and files in the disc hdd are locked

Im new in elementary os so i dont know how its works. I have two discs , one for the os that doenst have any problem and the other disc is a hdd , and here is the problem because all the files are ...
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no date time , why?

One day an update of the date and time appeared. and now I don't have a date and time
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Software not using/finding OpenGL 3.3 drivers

ANY software I install on the system cannot access my OpenGL drivers for whatever reason. Most software uses OpenGL 3.3 and I have exactly that -- OpenGL 3.3, and I checked too! Running glxinfo | grep ...
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Cannot boot after running “apt-install -f”

So i was trying to install zoom but it showed errors so on one forum they said i need to run apt-get install -f. Then suddenly all of my apps started to disappear even my terminal icon and the status ...
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How do I clear the list of completed print jobs?

There is no button to clear the list of completed print jobs. How do I do that?
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Installed Libreoffice by adding the Libreoffice PPA - now system is broken

I installed Libreoffice via PPA (ppa:libreoffice/ppa) and all installed fine. Running "apt upgrade" afterwards, everything was fine. Then after a recent update something seems to have broken and I ...
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How to create a web app in elementary os

simply create a .desktop file and put in /usr/local/share/applications or home/USERNAME/usr/local/share/applications For example, using midori: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Name=NAME ...
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Set laptop bightness at level persistent at reboot

ON 5.0 juno every time i start my laptop it's always at maximum brightness level, so how do - once I set it - may i make it persistent at reboot so everytime i turn on the computer it remain the same?
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Everything missing in Elementary OS

I was attempting to fix a full root drive today and when I restarted my computer, the background was black, all of my settings are missing, my taskbar is back to the original installation options (...
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Can i reset my whole operating system i mean can factory reset the data on my OS ??

my hard drive is suddenly filled up and that's 80GB ?! and all i have is few doc files and few snaps installed thats's it ? i tried to install a snap earlier this day and that was not successful so i ...
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Wrong time after wake up from suspend

every time my system wakes up from suspend it shows the wrong time, even though it is set to get the network time. What could be the issue?
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eOS Hera freezes, every day, several times a day

Not sure what's happening. eOS Hera 5.1 freezes at least once a day, sometimes more. It happens when all I have open is Firefox or Chrome. The cursor stops moving then all keys are unresponsive. All I ...
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How to know what I am using Hera 5.1.2?

I recently installed 5.1 and now 5.1.2 has come out, I keep the updates up to date, but in the section about, I still get 5.1, how do I know that I have updated to 5.1.2. Thank you. Greetings.
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Elementary Hera 5.1 Freeze

My Elementary OS hangs. I specially When I work on PyCharm and Firefox. It slows down. My PC configuration is core-i5 6th gen ram 4gb DD4 ram
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System language changed without volition

Obvioulsy it's convenient to have so many choices of system languages, but to my surprise, Elementary had changed its system language by itself when I logged in today. How is that possible? How do I ...
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Latest System Updates broke both my Wifi & Sound capabilitie

I'm a Linux newbie. I have an Asus UM433DA-NH74 Raven Ridge Zenbook. I'm using 5.1 Hera Elementary OS with an AMD R7 3700u Vega 10 processor with 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a partitioned, dual-boot 1TB ...
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Adding NFS shares to FSTAB

Ive moved from Ubuntu to ElementaryOS and the only drawback I've had is with my NFS shares. I usually setup my NFS shares via FSTAB however I receive an error after trying to open the share. However ...
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backport-iwlwifi-dkms broke my wifi

I rebooted and found that not only did I not have a wifi connection, but the System Settings Network panel had lost its Hotspot and WiFi tabs (only VPN & Proxy)! When I checked the AppCenter ...
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Popup descriptions in whole system [duplicate]

today after system upgrade mi dock and all menus shows as the attached image, anyone has the same issue? I'm running 5.1 Elementary OS. Thanks for any help.
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How would I go about disabling my Page Up key?

Good evening. Due to a hardware issue, my keyboard thinks the Page Up key is getting pressed continuously. I've removed the physical key, no cigar. Unfortunately, this is a laptop, and I've tried ...
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Erro Update Hera

Instalei recentemente o elementary OS Hera e n'ao estou conseguindo buscar atualiza;'ao, sempre retorna com o erro abaixo E: The repository 'http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hera Release' does not ...
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Elementary 5.1 not respecting power options on desktop/workstation

I had been using Elementary 5.1 for the last two weeks on a System76 desktop/workstation. The system is fully updated/patched. For some unknown reason the system is going into sleep/suspend even when ...
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Login Password Not Working After Changing User from Admin to Standard

After I changed my user from administrator to standard user to setup Parental Controls on my own account, which was the first account I created on my fresh installation, I could not login with the ...
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Not waking up after closing the lid

So it started happening after I installed 5.1 and updated the kernel to 5.0. Always when i close the lid it suspended and when i opened back i showed me lock screen now it doesnt show the lock screen,...
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Changing icons brakes everything in hera

Every time i change the icons in hera everything just crashes i can reboot because there is no panel nor any shortcut works. I have to erase the icon folder from the terminal to be able to reboot and ...
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changing/disabling color profile

I'm using a large TV as my monitor for elementary os. When I use spotify, It's too dark. In Ubuntu i could fix this by disabling the color profile through gnome settings. How can I do this in ...
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Fan Control - Dell XPS 9360

I am after some assistance with getting fan control working on my Dell XPS 9360. As most of the time the fans seem to be running at full whack. Thanks in advance! BQ
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Cannot disable display

I have elementary OS installed on my laptop, and when I hook it up to an external monitor I'm unable to disable either of the displays. I click disable, apply, and then it asks if I want to keep ...
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CPU frequency stuck at 1.550 GHz

I have my system running Juno with the 5.3.11 Kernel, with a Ryzen 7 1700 set in the UEFI to 3.9 GHz, but I've noticed the cpu doesn't go above 1.550 GHz, even while rendering with Blender. Entering ...

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