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No 5.1 audio output over HDMI [on hold]

I'm using the EVGA GeForce GTX 750 ACX FTW with the driver version 361.28. The version of the OS is Elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya 64 bit. All the updates and upgrades are installed. I plugged an HDMI ...
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Broke my install while installing a theme

I installed an Icon theme with elementary tweaks, I guess it was broken because the settings force closed, wingpanel disappeared and most of my apps won't start anymore... Right now I can only open ...
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updates to the operating system

Excellencies I really like your operating system for its simplicity and appearance. I'm a fan of elementary operating systems, but I had three headaches. All due to updates to the operating system, ...
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How to optimize Juno to be less resource hungry?

I'm a long time xubuntu user (while not very technical I love linux). I switched recently to elementary OS because it looks so beautiful out of the box. However: the applications are very high on ...
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“Authentication is required to refresh the system sources” [closed]

Every so often, I get the following popup in Elementary OS: "Authentication is required to refresh the system sources" I enter my SUDO password, but it won't take it. What password do I use? Is ...
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Where do I find drivers for elementary OS?

If I install elementary OS, where should I get wifi sound and other drivers for my laptop to make these work? I want to delete Windows 10 completely.
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Parental Controls in Elementary OS 5.0 not working

I just today (Sept. 5 2019) installed Elementary OS 5.0 as a virtual machine using Virtualbox. While logged in to my administrator user account, I created another standard user account for my son. I ...
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Touchpad doesn't work with keyboard

How to disable touchpad stop when typing? I know how to do it on Ubuntu, but there are other settings and this item no.
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Wingpanel crashing after upgrade

After my recent upgrade (apt-get dist-upgrade && apt-get upgrade -y), my wing panel disappeared after crashing and reappearing several times. Calling to the command line gives : [ERROR 14:00:...
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Elementary OS freya - No updates are possible!

Can't download updates. In one answer you state that I have to change something in etc...... How do I get there? I am new to Linux, but I had some experience on Puppy Linux. Is my software a beta? I ...
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Auth window on wake [closed]

After my computer has been idle for a while and has gone into suspend, I get the following authorization window. When I type my password (I'm the only user on the machine), it won't accept it. Anyone ...
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(solved) System freeze when pluging usb device or power cable

I had issue installing Loki but I had it done with the help on an other post see the post here for the whole topic I managed to install the kernel 4.10 and nvidia 381. I turn off the dGPU with ...
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My PC only suspends and hibernate when I enter a terminal

I installed Elementary OS with the newest version and something is wrong with it. I can't suspend my computer and I dont know why.. I can only suspend it if I open a terminal with CTRL+ALT+F1 and ...
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Is it possible to use elementary OS from a live USB?

Can I use live version from usb and save the things done during the session? Or does it simply come back to original state every time it is opened from live USB?
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Run a launcher on the desktop

Let me explain. With Ubuntu when I extracted a game in the download folder I go to the game file and click on the launcher that launches on the desktop.   With Elementary os it's impossible we have ...
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system freezes while watching video or after wake up

Im new on elementary os. I quite like it so far but i have a serious issue. My computer freezes while watching videos or after wake up. I can only move the cursor but i cannot click not even with ...
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Error while booting v0.4.1-stable - nouveau, nomodeset not working

I installed my ElementaryOS with Rufus 2.16 on my USB, and tried to launch it. But then appeared this error: I tried using every option from F6 menu, and still not working. My PC: 1. i5-3470; 2. ...
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How can I adjust the mouse scrollwheel speed?

Does anyone know how to make the mouse scrollwheel go faster?
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Latest updates froze - reboot to emergency mode

After running the updates today I think appcentre said there were 8 updates, it seemed to hang the process while running 2 "operating system" updates. I waited a few hours for it to finish (5 I think) ...
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Ignore touchpad when mouse is connected

So, i found this option on System settings => Mouse & Touchpad => Touchpad => Ignore when mouse is connected This is exactly what I'm looking for, but, (I have no idea why) this options does ...
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virtual terminal (getty) inaccessible?

My issue is that I cannot login on a virtual terminal (getty). So CtlAltF2 does not give me a login prompt. None of the gettys does actually. Only shortly after booting up I can get a prompt but that ...
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Installed libpng16-dev, now I can't install elementary-sdk and other dependencies

I did a sudo apt install libpng16-dev to upgrade filezilla. but it removed a lot of dependencies. Now I can't install elementary-sdk and plenty of other depencies, the following error occurs. Some ...
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Die APP Systemeinstellungen ist nicht auffindbar (The APP system settings can not be found)

habe die App Systemeinstellungen (System Settings) deinstalliert. Wie bekomme ich diese wieder zurück oder neu. Danke euch. Translation: I have uninstalled the app System Settings. How do I get ...
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Elementary OS ignoring suspend disable

In power settings, suspend is disabled. However, the PC still goes into a suspend state after approximately 30 minutes. This behavior does not happen under Ubuntu Budgie on another SSD in the same PC. ...
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system Update failure

I have latest version — juno which used to bring frequent notifications for update and used to get updated easily but for the last 3 weeks it has stopped sending notifications and doesn't get updated ...
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elementary OS auto screenshots and freeze!

Guys i have installed juno version and have worked fine for about 6 months. Now i have some keyboard problems and OS capture my screen automatically and then OS freezes. What should i do?
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Which Task manager is most similar to the Mac OS task manager

Is there a good task manager similar looking to the Mac OS one. I’ll link an image since I’m using the stack exchange app and it’s giving me errors when uploading a photo
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I get loged out when I go into my Files

Whenever I try to access my files my screen goes blank and I get logged out. When I log back in the only thing that loads is my wallpaper.
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How I get minimize window active side?

I am so long time (like 1 years) using elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki for this I love here a settings (ACTIVE SIDE! MINIMIZE ACTIVE WINDOW OPTION!!) I loving this, but elementary OS 5.0 Juno don't have this ...
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Adwaita package removed - can’t boot in

I am not an expert in the terminal but I understand how it works a little. So I wanted to remove some themes from my elementary OS Loki. First I deleted the .theme folder, but on the tweaks I could ...
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Will we have an SDK for elementary OS?

Does the developer team have any plans to produce an SDk for the operating system? I imagine the great effort to produce a larger application.
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BCM57780 ethernet link is always down

I'm struggling since a while with my NIC "Broadcom Limited NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe" which can not be connected to any device using ethernet. The link is always down. I tried to change ...
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Computer doesn't get past BIOS start, screen goes black

Today (02.09.16) I was updating the available security package on my computer when its battery died. Yes I know that all updates should be done with computer connected but I simply forgot and the ...
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How to run multiple command sequentially?

I am new to elementary OS. I usually use windows. In windows we can create batch file which can make several command run at command prompt by single click. How to do this in elementary OS?
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system doesn't start - hangs on a process

I can not turn on computer anymore. I tried to update my release-loki to release-juno manually. Something may have gone wrong. I just see a bunch of process starting and started but this hangs with, ...
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How to know which packages I have installed manually?

Where on the web is Loki's install manifest file? I want to compare it with the current build to see what I have installed? Or is there another way?
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System will not login automatically to SMB server after login

I am new in the Linux world. I want to let elementary OS automatically login to my NAS after each reboot. Now I have to login manually after each reboot which is getting pretty annoying. I connect ...
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[SOLVED]randomly “sleeping/shutting down” while using ElementaryOS

new User here... I have a "old" tablet pc ( 2 in 1 ), this one : https://www.pipo-store.com/pipo-w1-pro-stylus-tablet.html i have it for 4 years, and now the performance with windows10 is not as ...
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How to overcome “flip_done” timed out errors

Installed Elementary OS on Lenovo R61 laptop. Takes over 5 minutes to start. Black screen filled with flip_done timed out error messages before splash screen displayed. Once started it takes exactly ...
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Only using 2 cores instead of 4

I have installed elementary OS 5 and when i run lscpu i see only 2 CPUcores working instead of 4. I have notebook Asus E203N. Any ideas to solve it ??
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Cannot update operating system

After a fresh install of elementary OS, I can't seem to update the operating system. After clicking the free button to update the system, error pops up saying There was an error installing Operating ...
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How to run command on desktop unlock

I have problems with a touchpad on Lenovo X1 Gen 5th. Each time I unlock my screen session the touchpad is not functioning 100%, namely finger gestures for scrolling are messed up. I have to run the ...
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Num lock does not work in elementary OS Juno

I have a problem with my keyboard in elementary OS Juno. In the lock screen, my num lock works fine, but when I login it does not work.
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For some reason amdgpu stopped working

I'm desperate to get a resolution to this problem, the thing is a managed to get the drivers working on and r9 390, went to launch and when I go back the pc was shut off, I start it off and I got a ...
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Wacom on elementary OS

I would like to know if elementary has support for Wacom Tablet now. I have the wacom one and in seeings section Hardware there is no wacom graphical support. DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="elementary OS 5.0 ...
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Update error - signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available

I installed a few days ago(monday I think) elementary OS 5.0 Juno. Everything went really good, I'ma pretty experienced Linux user, I've been using ubuntu,elementary os and linux in general for quite ...
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elementary OS going Zesty

Currently, elementary OS Loki is running Ubuntu 16.04 (or .10, amirite?) under the hood. My question is: will the guys working on elementary OS update from the former version to 17.04?
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How to Factory reset Elementary OS Juno [closed]

i want to factory reset elementary os system. How to make it? please help me
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Access to iPod musics

I am trying to access my music in iPod touch but I can access only photos and documents. I can see to iPod using "Pantheon" and "Clementine" but I can not find any music using them. How do I get to ...
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Screen locking just after sign in

I really like Elementary OS so I tried to install Loki on my laptop. It is a Lenovo Y570. Here are specs: https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-ideapad-y570/specs/ Video is NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M / ...