Questions tagged [system]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Unbelievably slow?

So I have installed Elementary OS hearing how beautiful and lightweight it is. I'll agree it is very good looking but it's too slow in my computer. I'm pretty sure I have installed all my drivers ...
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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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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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(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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Volume of sound (on speakers) when running eOS in a Lenovo ideapad 330 is much different than when running windows 10 on the same computer (dual boot)

I have a Lenovo ideapad 330, which came with windows 10 preinstalled. A few days ago I made a partition and installed eOS on it for dual booting. While -- when I use windows 10 -- setting the volume ...
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Freezing and spike in processor usage when changing brightness

I know I'm using an old entry level laptop (specs in the end), but I'm having problems with instability with Elementary OS that I never had with Gnome Shell and lighter DEs like MATE with Compiz, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to turn off move window shortcut?

Default move window shortcut on Juno is win+mouse drag, but I want to change this behavior because another application (Tracktion 7) requires this shortcut to perform some operation and I didn't find ...
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Laptop wakes immediately after suspend

So basically, I can suspend the laptop just fine, whether from GUI, by closing the lid or from the terminal. But about half a second after suspending (after the whole thing has gone quiet) it suddenly ...
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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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Зависание при выключении/перезагрузке - Hangup on shutdown / reboot

Установил Elementary OS вместе с виндой параллельно, всё чики-пуки, но когда нажимаю на кнопку "выключить", пропадает курсор и всё зависает, либо ждать пока ноут разрядится, либо кнопкой мучать. Когда ...
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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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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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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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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:...