Questions tagged [system]

For questions regarding the function of the entire operating system and issues that affect users system-wide.

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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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Odd Window appears when I lose connection, 'Unable to load Page'

Everytime I lose my internet connection, this window appear on the screen: When the connection is reestablished, the windows closes itself if I click on try again. I can close the window any time too ...
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How to backup and restore the system?

How can I make a backup of the system and then restore it, in case of serious damage or failure? This is possible after a failed experiment.
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Is there a task manager for elementary os freya? [duplicate]

Is there an elementary os keyboard equivalent to windows ctlr+alt+del that would launch a task manager, process list, ability to set affinity, priority, kill a proces,monitor memory and cpu loads, + ...
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Can I pay with PayPal to download elementary OS?

Can I pay with PayPal to download elementary OS ?
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How can I clean the system from unnecessary files?

How can I safely clean the system from unnecessary files to free up disk space? I mean unnecessary packages, configs, cache, etc.
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Where is the option to add online accounts listed? It certainly isn't under settings in my system!

No option to add online accounts under system settings.
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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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How can I restrict a user's account?

How do you lock down\restrict a standard user account (i.e. student)? I need to control what they have access to and prevent them from making any changes to their session. I installed 0.3 Freya (64-...
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Sound issue after system update

After installing the system updates via AppCenter the speakers do not sound. Unfortunately this solution is not valid today. Is there any chance to overcome this issue? Because of I'd tried it ...
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How can I get rid of “The update information is outdated.” warning?

I've been seeing this triangle-shaped indicator: Telling me the following information: "The update information is outdated. This may be caused by network problems or by a repository that is no ...
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Boot partition low space warnings - problems doing updates [tried another similar post but didn't work]

On starting OS and when I try to update and install stuff I get the error boot partition low space I've been having lots of issues with freya so I'd like to get stuff running smoothly. Partition ...
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Crash after suspend or lock screen

I'm running Elementary Loki on an Dell Vostro 5480 with Intel Core i7-5500U and a NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 830M] graphic board, so when I suspend, lock screen or the system automatically lock, and I ...
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Can't open Software Center [closed]

I am a beginner on Linux so I don't know what went wrong but the Software Center wont open anymore, if I click it it will open and close immediately. Also, on the top bar it will appear the message on ...
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Error in grub [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For [duplicate]

after installing Elementary OS , reboot my laptop ( To start running the operating system supposedly) and I get a black screen with this message: [ Minimal BASH -like line editing is supported. for ...
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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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Loki - Dock missing

Rebooted the system and the dock is missing...... Tried looking for the dock with dpkg -l and apt list but could not find it. Tried installing the dock from the repos using apt-get install pantheon-...
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System Sound (Master Volume) is not working anymore

Since the last system update, my System Sound (Master Volume) is not working anymore. My sound is working on any Player, if I use HTML5 on YouTube, Flash on Facebook or mp3 in the elementary Music App ...
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Unable to update the system using apt

This is what I see when I run sudo apt-get update on terminal, http://packages.elementary.io/appcenter/dists/bionic/InRelease 403 Forbidden [IP: 104.28.4.44 80] E: El repositorio «http://...
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Elementary OS is freezing after some time of use

Sometimes, after a few hours of use, elementary freezes and I have to shut it down by hold the power button. This is happening to me since I upgraded from Freya (didn't happen) to Loki. My laptop is ...
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How can I fix updating issues?

Whenever I update the OS through AppCenter, my laptop freezes and becomes unresponsive to both keyboard and mouse input. I have left my computer in this state for several hours (approximately 9) only ...