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Gdebi not installing .deb from within Files explorer

I'm brand new to eOS, but I've used other linux distros before. I have installed Gdebi ok. My problem is that Gdebi isn't working properly when I run it after clicking on a file in Files explorer ...
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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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how do I unlock a file to make changes

I'm trying to edit some files with scratch, but it says "you cannot save changes on file" "do you want to save changes to this file in a different location.
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Need New Laptop, Suggestions?

I need a new laptop. Any suggestions for a good laptop that runs well with Elementary? Anywhere to purchase one with Elementary installed? or do I need to buy a Windows machine and dual boot?
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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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Problem with install libgconf-2-4

I'm trying to install libgconf-2-4 and get the below error Setting up gconf2-common (3.2.6-3ubuntu6) ... dpkg: error processing package gconf2-common (--configure): subprocess installed post-...
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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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“Authentication is required to refresh the system sources”

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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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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Install Windows XP over elementary? [closed]

It's a good os however runs slower than windows 10 on my low-end computer. How do I change the os back to Windows? I have a USB stick and it isn't being read on elementary (it is working properly on ...
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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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Problems installing DSP correction

I'm kind of new to this world, I'm trying to install this dsp correction since I used Equalizer APO in windows and now I'm trying to use it but with no success. This is the rep: https://github.com/...
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Screenshot tool messed up system wide fonts

I was using the standard screenshot tool that comes default. I must have encountered a bug somehow because it cause all system fonts to turn into this squiggling lines as seen in my image. I tried ...
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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 ...
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Login screen on main display

first of all i love your system and i dont this to be take as critique, just would love to have this issue fix. So Im using my laptop as a dock and I work on my external monitor. I always use display ...
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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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Any app to turn off screen of a laptop?

Complete newbie here, just installed EOS for its aesthetics, it's one great looking OS, I have always been using the screen off software to turn off my screen in windows os, is there a app like that ...
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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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Running “operating system updates” in appcenter of Elementary gets cancelled

I have a problem with updating my Elementary OS system. When I click on the button "update" of the "operating system updates" in the appcenter of Elementary os, the update gets "cancelled". If I try ...
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ElementaryOS compatible with my system?

I have a i7 7700k GTX 980 Gigabyte Asus z170i pro gaming 16 GB DDR4 G.Skill Ram Will my parts be compatible ? I know some Linux flavours dont offer support for new pc parts.
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System time is not synced with windows

I have a triple boot operating systems with windows and two linux. each one of them are having different date and times. if I updated at one, then other two's values get messed up. How can I fix that?
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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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PIcture in Picture

Is there a way to use picture in picture feature on elementary os Loki? I want to make a video call using skype with this function.
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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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The use of the system in the organization

Good afternoon the question is Elementary OS Loki paid or free to install in your organization system? Can after installing it on the computers in the organization to be problems with the regulatory ...
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Foxit Reader chaged default file association

After I installed Foxit Reader, when I click any file starts with., e.g. .bashrc, The Foxit Reader will open it, and if I change the application to a text editor and set it as the default, it only ...
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Auth window on wake

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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Private directory gets unmounted on every login

Sup people! Since a few weeks now, I noticed that, every time I log into my eOS machine via ssh, my private directory (~) is unmounted. Meaning there is nothing but two files, namely Access-Your-...
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Right - click menu events for simple chrome popup window is wrong [closed]

when i click Always on top ,Always on visible take effect,and vice versa.
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What is the difference between AppCenter OS updates and apt-get dist-upgrade

AppCenter operating system update shows 55MB to be downloaded but doing sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade shows 125MB to be downloaded. Is it because dist-upgrade updates dependencies? ...
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my system is not restarting

I clicked shutdown and then clicked restart and also tried shutdown. But it is not shutting down. I don't want to force shutdown by the power button. Last time I did that the system files got damaged ...
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“Turn off screen when inactive for” doesn't work

I use Loki and my desktop never turns screen off when inactive my computer. Actually this feature was working until a few weeks ago. Is there any chance to overcome this issue?
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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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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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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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Missing “Bluetooth settings”

Recently I noticed that I don't have "Bluetooth" tab in my System settings. When I press the Bluetooth icon in my taskbar and press "Bluetooth settings..." it just opens up "System settings" window ...
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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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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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Problems with bluetooth

For over a month I have a problem with bluetooth. I couldn't turn it on from wingpanel icon, but it was possible to do that from System Settings. However, after bluetooth was turned on, I couldn't ...
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How can I install elementary OS in a partition of an external HDD?

I am trying to install elementary OS inside an external HDD, so I can take it with me anywhere and use it any time I need it. I have done many Linux installations before on this HDD, but using the ...
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(Is it possible to find out) what caused or might have caused my encrypted home folder to get unmounted?

Two days ago while I was working with OpenShot video editor that was constantly crashing, my home folder got unmounted. When I tried to access my data there were only two files in my home folder: ...
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Blocking apps for users in an office

I would like to block access to all apps except google chrome in my office, so that unnecessary time is not spent in the office premises. Is there any app or code by which this can be accomplished in ...
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Freya cursor not moving [closed]

The cursor works on Windows but stops when I boot up elementary. I have seen other people have the same problem after they suspend their system but none of the solutions worked for me I would ...
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Wired and Wireless issue

On Live CD everything works well. But after installation and several system updates via AppCenter Wireless has become unstable (drops connection) and Wired doesn't work although I returned to 4.4.0-...
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1,414 lines of syslog has been written when computer starting up - is it normal?

My Elementary OS on 4.4.0-53-generic kernel. It writes about 1,414 lines syslog at every startup. Actually my computer starts a few seconds late today as never before. (Last night I run the command ...
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If I donate once, do I get continuous updates of elementary OS whenever it is released?

I am willing to contribute some money to this OS, What are the benefits that i get if I contribute some money? Benefits like any special access / privileges / life long updates? Is there anything ...
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How to close error reporting to Ubuntu

When I turning UFW on, it blocks the all ports and a log is occurred about this action: whoopsie[607]: [11:39:36] Cannot reach: https://daisy.ubuntu.com Ubuntu help page says that: Ubuntu error ...
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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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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 / ...
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Various icons now missing

I turned on my Elementary OS Panetheon desktop yesterday evening to discover various icons were missing, 'Photos', "Videos". Also the System settings icon has changed to what looks like some little ...