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How can one properly paste a folder in a system folder?

I'm trying to copy the folder "amber14sb.ff" (/home/gustavo/ComputationalChemistry/amber14sb.ff/) to the folder "top" (/usr/local/gromacs/share/gromacs/top/). I did it by using sudo cp -r /home/...
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Where are the screenshots saved to in 0.4? [duplicate]

I'm trying to take a screenshot with my keyboard, I'm clicking Alt+PrtScr like normal, I hear a bleeping sound but no screenshot is saved in the Pictures folder. I checked with dconf Editor as ...
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Google OAuth02 Online Plugin - for Goolge Contacts Sync (& Google Drive?)

So I had a look in the elementary OS online accounts for a Google plugin (what you'd expect to find in Gnome Online Accounts) but there are none available - so i'm making an assumption that this ...
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Language settings

I'm trying to configure the language of elementary 0.4 in settings panel, but a message with yellow background keeps asking to "complete the installation". So I click on this button "complete the ...
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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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Cursor Size not changing

Could any one please help me. I have an issue with cursor size. Since I'm using a 4k display, most DEs seem to make cursors huge and with the sizing bug. I have tried dconf-editor to change the size ...
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Meaning of options in Energy plug

The Energy plug shows the following options for When the lid is closed I get what Suspender (suspend), and Apagar (shut-down) mean. But, what do Halt, and Block mean? BTW: the Spanish plug needs ...
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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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How do I fix this error when trying to install packages?

I can't install packages because of an unknown error. $ sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install gimp Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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.bashrc doesn't exist and doesn't work

There was no .bashrc or .bash_profile in my home folder. I created a new file and put inside my aliases. They don't work, terminal ignores everything. Why?
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Remove plank without removing elementary-tweaks in Loki?

As title says, i wonder it there are any way to remove plank without elementary-tweaks too, since i installed docky because it supports the magnifying effect that plank does not have. These 2 ...
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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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How to upgrade to a newer version of elementary os? [duplicate]

As far as i know, there are no tools or ways to upgrade to a new relase, am i right? If not, does the typyng in a terminal: sudo apt dist-upgrade leads to a version upgrade, once a new one is ...
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How to customize wingpanel in elementary OS 0.4 Loki?

It is possible to do that 0.4 Loki? In previous versions of elementary OS (Luna and Freya) I remember it was possible; in the current version it seems not. At least in the elementary update PPA there ...
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Have settings launcher in plank? (preferibly by default)

I wonder if may be possible to create a launcher in plank, with the program icon itself, to run the setting manager. Might it be possible? Right now, only way to access settings in typing in a ...
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Owncloud client makes Loki unresponsive

Is anyone else using owncloud and having trouble with Loki? I installed the Ubuntu 16.04 version and as soon as I start the application (and syncing is activated), elementary gradually begins to ...
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Restore from trash not working? [closed]

I tried to restore some files from trash but it just closes and the files aren't restored, they're still in the trash. The empty trash function works, however.
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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 change swap area partition?

I'm using Elementary on Lenovo S540 laptop, which has separate HDD and SSD. I've installed OS on the SSD and create a swap area. Can i delete this swap on SSD and create another on HDD?
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Running elementary on ARM single board computers [duplicate]

Need to know if can run elementary OS on single board computers based on ARM Cortex A series chips, like the Raspberry PI 2, 3. Really like the look and feel of your OS, and would be great if can get ...
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Unable to run executable files

I downloaded Foxit Reader (a PDF reader) and Popcorn time. To install them, running an executable file is needed, but even if I give them the permission to be executed by everyone (Not just the root ...
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Programs scroll/slider-bar inconsistency in Freya

Nice OS, gang :-) Really enjoying it. Running 64-bit Freya, AMD II X2 Regor, Radeon Linux graphics. If possible, could anyone please take a look at this pic of my two screen desktop: (broken image ...
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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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System language changue to spanish

I have a problem with the panel elementary OS Freya, I update the system and then I change the language to spanish using the "configuration system",when i close the session all system changed,but not ...
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Laptop HDD runs very hot (even in idle state)

I wanted to ask about this because it didn't happened to me before with other linux distributions (i.e Fedora or Mint) For whatever reason the HDD in the laptop runs very hot, so hot that is really ...
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AMD A8 HP laptop loud fan

I installed elementary OS on my HP notebook with an AMD A8. My notebook is heating up and the cooler is fired all the time. What can I do to improve it?
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Printscreen bug: only the background image is saved [closed]

I am facing a problem with the print screen: when I press the print screen button it prints only the background image of my desktop. How to fix this?
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My operating system does not start after entering the password

sorry for my English. My pc no carga despues de que le ingreso mi clave. Despues de ingresar mi clave intenta entrar pero se devuelve al inicio. la pantalla no carga la imagen de mi escritorio. mi ...
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Some of the icons are gone Control Panel [closed]

After some updates, some icons of my control panel (including volume) are gone, I've had this problem with Ubuntu, and managed to solve at the time, but as Elementary environment is different, the ...
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Mine apt-get update gives an error?

After i type sudo apt-get update ubuntu shows the following error. W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/dists/freya/partner/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.150 80] W: ...
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Elementary OS Black screen after driver update?

I installed a graphics driver update using NeteXt'73 and now my screen goes permanently black soon after the pulsating elementary logo boot animation. How can I fix this? I cannot login nor access the ...
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I've deleted a file I need in the /lib directory. I am struggling to recover that file

I deleted a file - /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libssl.so.10 under the false impression that I would be able to easily download a new copy of that file. The file is needed (I believe) for me to be ...
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How to change default runlevel

How to change default runlevel prior to installing NVIDIA driver? I know I have to press Ctrl+Alt+F1 on logon screen.
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No 5.1 audio output over HDMI

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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elementary OS freezes completely

I recently installed elementary on an old computer core 2 duo 2.8 ghz 3gb ram. After a while it freezes completely, I can't access console tty so I have to do a hard reset. How can I find what causes ...
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What are the effects of a custom kernel? [closed]

I have purchased an Asus Zenbook UX305CA with an Elan 1000 trackpad using the I2C bus. Due to a timing error, the trackpad is nonfunctional in most kernels. If I compile a modified 4.5 kernel to ...
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Shutdown and restart stuck on “Starting LightDM Display Manager”

It's been a couple of days since I used Elementary OS and it worked as smooth as possible but then all of a sudden I started having this problem. Whenever I restart or shutdown my notebook, it keeps ...
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“Turn off screen when inactive” not working, and need a screensaver

I am running elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya (64-bit). Under "Power" in "System Settings", the "Turn off screen when inactive" is not working. I have it set to 10 minutes, and when the timer is up, ...
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My laptop not charging after 60% [duplicate]

Recently i installed freya. my laptop (Lenovo G50-80) is not charging after 60%. Then i installed windows But in windows working fine without any power management s/w. Then i again install freya (...
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Touchscreen/Digitizer support

I am rather new to linux. Does elementary OS provide support for touchscreens and (wacom) digitizers? I am using a thinkpad tablet 10 and am working a lot with the pen. Thank you for your help, ...
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CPU Overload when watching video

I don't know the exact reason, but whenever I'm watching a video (doesn't matter if it's Youtube or VLC), after some minutes (twenty or so), my CPU usage spikes to 100%. I've been trying to see what ...
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Recent Software update

I love Elementary OS. Just installed the recent update. Did the reboot and got the "Mountall could not conect to Plymouth" screen froze at this point. I was able to open another tty and removed the ...
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elementary OS does not boot after 0.3.2 update

After the last update and rebooting a Grub screen showed. Totally new, as I have elementary OS as my main and sole OS. The options it gives are -elementary OS -Advance Options for elementary OS, which ...
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Set as Desktop Background is missing [closed]

The Set as Desktop Background option is missing. It was available after installation but now this has disappeared...? Why has this happened and how can we get this pre-installed feature back...?
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External hdmi connected display doesn't show mouse pointer

Elementary OS detects OK the hdmi display (digital TV) connected to my laptop port, but when I select it to use, everything displays except the mouse pointer. So, I can't access any program. Your help ...
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Testing Translation

I started translating elementary OS into Georgian language. Now I want to test my translations. I can download translated .po or .mo files from Launchpad but where should I place them? And one more ...
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Login to desktop failure

Tried to install the nVidia driver, but it always reverts to the default driver. The way I log in to do this is to enter recovery mode and run fsck and then resume. During these steps it complains ...
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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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Pantheon misbehaves after boot [closed]

I installed elementary Freya yesterday and I encountered a weird bug after rebooting. I'll try to explain it as best as I can. When I log into my session, the windows do not behave properly : I can'...
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Freya crashes when gaming

Freya has it's quirks but for the most parts very pretty and works quite well. Recently however, I've decided to download some games to play on my desktop, and it has this peculiar behaviour. For the ...