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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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How to disable fstream on boot

I have a laptop with Elementary OS 0.5 with SSD drive. Every time it boots it executes fstream. Can anybody point me which service needs to be disabled to prevent this. I want to conserve as much ...
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Is it possible to use elementary OS from a live USB while persisting its data?

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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Tried to install libglib2.0-0:i386 (wine dependency), and it removed most of the apps and OS

I was trying to install winehq-stable and it gave me an error that it needed some dependencies. The first one I tried to install (libglib2.0-0:i386) removed most of my stuff (well over 100 packages - ...
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system doesn't start - hangs on a process

I can not turn on computer anymore. I tried to update my release-loki to release-juno manually. Something may have gone wrong. I just see a bunch of process starting and started but this hangs with, ...
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Is it possible to turn Ubuntu to elementary OS? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18 installed in my computer. I want to installed elementary OS. I kind started liking it. But I have so many apps installed in the Ubuntu installation and I don't want to lose those. So ...
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System broken due to faulty upgrade

I had elementary OS Freya installed on my computer. Knowing that there's no official way to upgrade to Loki from Freya I decided upgrade it manually this answer. I don't blame the answer posted in ...
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How to run multiple command sequentially?

I am new to elementary OS. I usually use windows. In windows we can create batch file which can make several command run at command prompt by single click. How to do this in elementary OS?
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Up to date elementary OS is incredibly slow, whats wrong?

My system is: Quad-Core Intel® Core™ i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz NVIDIA Corporation GP104 [GeForce GTX 1070] (rev a1) 16.4 GB memory 233.7 GB storage I'm using the latest nvidia-driver-415 driver ...
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USB does not work on elementary OS (Juno) on virtual box

I have decided to install Juno. As it is new I thought to try it without installing it on my computer, i will have to backup lots of data so I thought lets see it at once. I installed it in virtual ...
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How to upgrade from loki to juno? [duplicate]

I have elementary OS version loki installed on a computer. I want to upgrade it to juno . How do I get juno without losing the apps i have installed?
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(LoadError) No such file or directory - wpscan

Trying to install wpscan on my system. I have installed these following packages libcurl4-openssl-dev libxml2 libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev ruby-dev build-essential libgmp-dev zlib1g-dev. I have downloaded ...
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user is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported [duplicate]

I have tried creating a user through command line with sudo adduser user but when I log in using that user's credential I get some error saying user is not in sudoers file. How can I add new user to ...
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How to view all existing user of my system?

I am new to elementary OS as well as Linux and command-line. I have learned that some users are not listed in the system user accounts. How can I view them? Thanks in advance.
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How can I know which is my Elementary OS version?

I just tried: lsb_release -a But the answer is only about the Ubuntu version (16.04). I have no information about elementary OS version. The reason I want this information is in order to upgrade, ...
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Apt repo add with human error, empty AppCenter

I installed Elementary OS since 2 weeks now, and I wanted to install Syncthing, what I did... But I went to this page and due to my window width, I typed 2 commands instead of one : echo "deb https://...
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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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How I get minimize window active side?

I am so long time (like 1 years) using elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki for this I love here a settings (ACTIVE SIDE! MINIMIZE ACTIVE WINDOW OPTION!!) I loving this, but elementary OS 5.0 Juno don't have this ...
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Green border for emoticons

Does anyone have any idea on how to fix this?
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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 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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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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Cannot update operating system

After a fresh install of elementary OS, I can't seem to update the operating system. After clicking the free button to update the system, error pops up saying There was an error installing Operating ...
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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” [closed]

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 [closed]

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 ...