Questions tagged [system]

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

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Black screen after unlock screen

Frequently I need to lock my screen using Super+L, but when I put my password to unlock, the system presents a black screen for over 10 seconds. After that all things are ok, but this black screen is ...
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How to boot from existing LUKS partition? (dual boot)

I installed elementary os on my laptop that already has some OS's installed. The way I achieve this is; I have an efi partition /dev/sda1 I have a LUKS container in /dev/sda2 The LUKS container has a ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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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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System language changed without volition

Obvioulsy it's convenient to have so many choices of system languages, but to my surprise, Elementary had changed its system language by itself when I logged in today. How is that possible? How do I ...
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Elementary 5.1 not respecting power options on desktop/workstation

I had been using Elementary 5.1 for the last two weeks on a System76 desktop/workstation. The system is fully updated/patched. For some unknown reason the system is going into sleep/suspend even when ...
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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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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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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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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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Very big file in /var/logs/syslog due to repeating error

I got a notification that that my root directory was running out of space which was odd because I had given it 20 GB of space and the installation was only a day old. After a bit of snooping, the ...
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UFW and Elementary OS 5 - Juno

I have a new, fresh installation of Elementary OS 5 - Juno on a Razer Blade Stealth (2018). All of the updates have been applied (as of 02/02/19). I want to enable the firewall through System ...
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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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Complete system freeze

My computer freezes completely every now and then. I do nothing heavy on resources, plain browsing the internet reading articles. When system freezes there is NOTHING I can do. Mouse not moving, I ...
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Green border for emoticons

Does anyone have any idea on how to fix this?
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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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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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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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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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(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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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elementary OS Freya interface is broken after upgrade

Today I updated my system with sudo apt-get upgrade After a restart wingpanel is displayed not correctly, it is missing transparency and I can drag it around. Slingshot now has a black border. Guest ...
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Can't start apps after long periods of leaving on

I'm new to Linux so go easy on me, this is my first time working with Linux, after giving up completely on Windows. The nearest experience I have with Unix is my Macs. I have a habit of leaving my ...
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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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Cannot log-in to elementaryOS,after restarting elementaryOS error -71

Now, log-in elementaryOS, the error in the picture keeps appearing, I can't continue, what should I do Before restarting, on the desktop, Font installed, steps: 1.sudo -s 2.mkdir / usr / share / ...
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Can't update becase of 'Appstream'

when i try to update my system via apt-get update or appcenter i get this message: The AppStream system cache was updated, but some errors were detected, which might lead to missing metadata. Refer ...
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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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Elementary OS freezing at logging screen

Everytime I turn my computer on, I have to reboot it through the system option "reboot" on lock screen. If I don't do it soon as I can, the system starts to freeze. When I reboot, everything gets ...
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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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System settings window not responding

In Hera version, If i open system settings and make changes to any settings and keep it open for a short while and try to change some other settings, the system settings window freezes and nothing ...
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All the folders and files in the disc hdd are locked

Im new in elementary os so i dont know how its works. I have two discs , one for the os that doenst have any problem and the other disc is a hdd , and here is the problem because all the files are ...
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no date time , why?

One day an update of the date and time appeared. and now I don't have a date and time
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Cannot boot after running “apt-install -f”

So i was trying to install zoom but it showed errors so on one forum they said i need to run apt-get install -f. Then suddenly all of my apps started to disappear even my terminal icon and the status ...
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How do I clear the list of completed print jobs?

There is no button to clear the list of completed print jobs. How do I do that?
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How to create a web app in elementary os

simply create a .desktop file and put in /usr/local/share/applications or home/USERNAME/usr/local/share/applications For example, using midori: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Name=NAME ...
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Set laptop bightness at level persistent at reboot

ON 5.0 juno every time i start my laptop it's always at maximum brightness level, so how do - once I set it - may i make it persistent at reboot so everytime i turn on the computer it remain the same?
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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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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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Elementary Hera 5.1 Freeze

My Elementary OS hangs. I specially When I work on PyCharm and Firefox. It slows down. My PC configuration is core-i5 6th gen ram 4gb DD4 ram
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Latest System Updates broke both my Wifi & Sound capabilitie

I'm a Linux newbie. I have an Asus UM433DA-NH74 Raven Ridge Zenbook. I'm using 5.1 Hera Elementary OS with an AMD R7 3700u Vega 10 processor with 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a partitioned, dual-boot 1TB ...