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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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ElementaryOS USB Booting Issue

today I decided to try Elementary OS (I used Pop OS before), but unfortunately while booting I get the Elementary OS logo and the console shows the following errors. This is the first time I have ...
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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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No sound setting in System settings in Loki

I've got no sound settings in system settings in Loki. I Tried: sudo apt install switchboard-plug-gcc-sound and got: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Limits on Internet and Applications Not Working

I'm new to Elementary OS. Installed it on my kids old imac (because OSX parental controls are seriously broken), only to find out Elementary has the exact same issue! I added a list of sites to block, ...
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Draining Battery in Suspend Mode

On my laptop, I need to modify /etc/default/grub to avoid Draining Battery in Suspend Mode, like it is explain here : https://learnubuntumate.weebly.com/draining-battery.html On elementaryos 5.1.7 or ...
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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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WIFI problems in Huawei Matebook d15

I have had a lot of problems with the wifi driver when installing elementary os. This is my first time with linux, so I would appreciate the help. My notebook is a Huawei d15 Matebook, and I have ...
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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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Wifi roaming between different access points

I set up an early 2008 MacBook (the white one) successfully to run elementary os. everything but one thing works very fine. At my place there are several AP serving a wifi with the same ssid and pwd. ...
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Screen goes blank when trying to install

Trying to install elementary on a 2007 IMac. When I boot from the USB I get the install screen but when I hit enter the screen goes black. I have the option to hit e which is the screen I get below. ...
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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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system hangs after inactivity

I use elementary 5.1.5 updated to 5.1.7 and every time I don't use de laptop for a few minutes, it hangs. One problem is that the wifi stop working. It's like it looses the connection. The software ...
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Starting apps with keyboard shortcut

I'm trying to start io.elementary.switchboard (System Settings) with my Thinkpad's settings button, registered as "Tools". I can use it to modify existing actions and it works fine, but I'm ...
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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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Compatibility of QNAP app with elementary OS

I recently acquired a QNAP 2 bay NAS. QNAP's QFinder Pro app is necessary to configure the NAS, so I downloaded the .deb file of the app from QNAP. GDebi recognizes the .deb file of QNAP's app, but ...
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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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how do I turn of window maximising on touching screen edge

I am genuinely pleased with Elementary, especially the quick boot up times on old hardware. But there is one thing that is very annoying. This is windows maximising when they touch the edge of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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