Questions tagged [system]

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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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Sound setting opens and then shuts immediately

When I click on the Sound setting it begins to open the panel but then immediately shuts down the System Settings panel. I think this behaviour started after I installed Pulse Audio dlna and Pulse ...
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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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GUI for managing system services - is there any?

Is there any "native" Elementary OS graphical utility to manage system services/daemons? I mean easy and nice tool to start, stop, enable, disable, check status of a webserver, MySQL server, sshd and ...
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Software not using/finding OpenGL 3.3 drivers

ANY software I install on the system cannot access my OpenGL drivers for whatever reason. Most software uses OpenGL 3.3 and I have exactly that -- OpenGL 3.3, and I checked too! Running glxinfo | grep ...
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Installed Libreoffice by adding the Libreoffice PPA - now system is broken

I installed Libreoffice via PPA (ppa:libreoffice/ppa) and all installed fine. Running "apt upgrade" afterwards, everything was fine. Then after a recent update something seems to have broken and I ...
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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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Can i reset my whole operating system i mean can factory reset the data on my OS ??

my hard drive is suddenly filled up and that's 80GB ?! and all i have is few doc files and few snaps installed thats's it ? i tried to install a snap earlier this day and that was not successful so i ...
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Wrong time after wake up from suspend

every time my system wakes up from suspend it shows the wrong time, even though it is set to get the network time. What could be the issue?
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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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How to know what I am using Hera 5.1.2?

I recently installed 5.1 and now 5.1.2 has come out, I keep the updates up to date, but in the section about, I still get 5.1, how do I know that I have updated to 5.1.2. Thank you. Greetings.
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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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Adding NFS shares to FSTAB

Ive moved from Ubuntu to ElementaryOS and the only drawback I've had is with my NFS shares. I usually setup my NFS shares via FSTAB however I receive an error after trying to open the share. However ...
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backport-iwlwifi-dkms broke my wifi

I rebooted and found that not only did I not have a wifi connection, but the System Settings Network panel had lost its Hotspot and WiFi tabs (only VPN & Proxy)! When I checked the AppCenter ...
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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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Login Password Not Working After Changing User from Admin to Standard

After I changed my user from administrator to standard user to setup Parental Controls on my own account, which was the first account I created on my fresh installation, I could not login with the ...
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Not waking up after closing the lid

So it started happening after I installed 5.1 and updated the kernel to 5.0. Always when i close the lid it suspended and when i opened back i showed me lock screen now it doesnt show the lock screen,...
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Changing icons brakes everything in hera

Every time i change the icons in hera everything just crashes i can reboot because there is no panel nor any shortcut works. I have to erase the icon folder from the terminal to be able to reboot and ...
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changing/disabling color profile

I'm using a large TV as my monitor for elementary os. When I use spotify, It's too dark. In Ubuntu i could fix this by disabling the color profile through gnome settings. How can I do this in ...
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CPU frequency stuck at 1.550 GHz

I have my system running Juno with the 5.3.11 Kernel, with a Ryzen 7 1700 set in the UEFI to 3.9 GHz, but I've noticed the cpu doesn't go above 1.550 GHz, even while rendering with Blender. Entering ...
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De-installing windows?

I'm totally new to the linux world, so I know it might not be a wise decision to completely de-install windows 10 (which I have in dual boot with Juno). Still, despite of the nerving sound problem, ...
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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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Changed login page appears, and after I log in a black, empty screen appears

Just a few hours ago elementary was working fine. I restarted the computer and booted into windows. Now I restarted it again to boot back into eOS and first thing different was that instead the ...
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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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Broke my install while installing a theme

I installed an Icon theme with elementary tweaks, I guess it was broken because the settings force closed, wingpanel disappeared and most of my apps won't start anymore... Right now I can only open ...
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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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Where do I find drivers for elementary OS?

If I install elementary OS, where should I get wifi sound and other drivers for my laptop to make these work? I want to delete Windows 10 completely.
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Parental Controls in elementary OS 5 not working

I just today (Sept. 5 2019) installed elementary OS 5 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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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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Which Task manager is most similar to the Mac OS task manager

Is there a good task manager similar looking to the Mac OS one. I’ll link an image since I’m using the stack exchange app and it’s giving me errors when uploading a photo
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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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How to know which packages I have installed manually?

Where on the web is Loki's install manifest file? I want to compare it with the current build to see what I have installed? Or is there another way?
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How to overcome "flip_done" timed out errors

Installed Elementary OS on Lenovo R61 laptop. Takes over 5 minutes to start. Black screen filled with flip_done timed out error messages before splash screen displayed. Once started it takes exactly ...
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Only using 2 cores instead of 4

I have installed elementary OS 5 and when i run lscpu i see only 2 CPUcores working instead of 4. I have notebook Asus E203N. Any ideas to solve it ??
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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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Update error - signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available

I installed a few days ago(monday I think) elementary OS 5.0 Juno. Everything went really good, I'ma pretty experienced Linux user, I've been using ubuntu,elementary os and linux in general for quite ...
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How to Factory reset Elementary OS Juno [closed]

i want to factory reset elementary os system. How to make it? please help me
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Will we have an SDK for elementary OS?

Does the developer team have any plans to produce an SDk for the operating system? I imagine the great effort to produce a larger application.
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How to run command on desktop unlock

I have problems with a touchpad on Lenovo X1 Gen 5th. Each time I unlock my screen session the touchpad is not functioning 100%, namely finger gestures for scrolling are messed up. I have to run the ...
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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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No system tray icon for Ibus in Elementary OS Juno

I have install Ibus and Ibus-Unikey to type my native language in Elementary OS Juno. Everything works very well, except the case that there is no system tray icon for Ibus, just a band of three ...
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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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Where is the trash icon?

Sorry for the silly question, but where is the trash icon on Juno? How do i add it to the dock? I'm currently delete things manually by going into the .local/share/trash. But it would be nice to use ...
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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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There is no system tray feature for third party apps i.e. qBittorrent, KeepassXC etc [duplicate]

I can't send third party apps like qBittorrent,KeepassXC to system tray instead it gets closed even when the necessary options are marked to use those on background system tray. currently using ...
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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 ...