Podcast #128: We chat with Kent C Dodds about why he loves React and discuss what life was like in the dark days before Git. Listen now.

Questions tagged [system]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
1k views

elementary OS going Zesty

Currently, elementary OS Loki is running Ubuntu 16.04 (or .10, amirite?) under the hood. My question is: will the guys working on elementary OS update from the former version to 17.04?
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Missing “Bluetooth settings”

Recently I noticed that I don't have "Bluetooth" tab in my System settings. When I press the Bluetooth icon in my taskbar and press "Bluetooth settings..." it just opens up "System settings" window ...
1
vote
0answers
486 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

virtual terminal (getty) inaccessible?

My issue is that I cannot login on a virtual terminal (getty). So CtlAltF2 does not give me a login prompt. None of the gettys does actually. Only shortly after booting up I can get a prompt but that ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Problems with bluetooth

For over a month I have a problem with bluetooth. I couldn't turn it on from wingpanel icon, but it was possible to do that from System Settings. However, after bluetooth was turned on, I couldn't ...
0
votes
2answers
90 views

How can I install elementary OS in a partition of an external HDD?

I am trying to install elementary OS inside an external HDD, so I can take it with me anywhere and use it any time I need it. I have done many Linux installations before on this HDD, but using the ...
1
vote
0answers
252 views

(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: ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

Blocking apps for users in an office

I would like to block access to all apps except google chrome in my office, so that unnecessary time is not spent in the office premises. Is there any app or code by which this can be accomplished in ...
0
votes
2answers
53 views

Freya cursor not moving [closed]

The cursor works on Windows but stops when I boot up elementary. I have seen other people have the same problem after they suspend their system but none of the solutions worked for me I would ...
1
vote
1answer
378 views

Wired and Wireless issue

On Live CD everything works well. But after installation and several system updates via AppCenter Wireless has become unstable (drops connection) and Wired doesn't work although I returned to 4.4.0-...
0
votes
1answer
135 views

1,414 lines of syslog has been written when computer starting up - is it normal?

My Elementary OS on 4.4.0-53-generic kernel. It writes about 1,414 lines syslog at every startup. Actually my computer starts a few seconds late today as never before. (Last night I run the command ...
1
vote
2answers
95 views

If I donate once, do I get continuous updates of elementary OS whenever it is released?

I am willing to contribute some money to this OS, What are the benefits that i get if I contribute some money? Benefits like any special access / privileges / life long updates? Is there anything ...
1
vote
1answer
118 views

How to close error reporting to Ubuntu

When I turning UFW on, it blocks the all ports and a log is occurred about this action: whoopsie[607]: [11:39:36] Cannot reach: https://daisy.ubuntu.com Ubuntu help page says that: Ubuntu error ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

Sound issue after system update

After installing the system updates via AppCenter the speakers do not sound. Unfortunately this solution is not valid today. Is there any chance to overcome this issue? Because of I'd tried it ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Screen locking just after sign in

I really like Elementary OS so I tried to install Loki on my laptop. It is a Lenovo Y570. Here are specs: https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-ideapad-y570/specs/ Video is NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M / ...
1
vote
0answers
457 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
74 views

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/...
0
votes
1answer
335 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
419 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
742 views

Can I pay with PayPal to download elementary OS?

Can I pay with PayPal to download elementary OS ?
2
votes
1answer
891 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
236 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
468 views

.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?
1
vote
1answer
463 views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

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-...
2
votes
2answers
7k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
11k views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
473 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
87 views

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.
0
votes
2answers
223 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
340 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
894 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
846 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
134 views

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 ...
12
votes
3answers
9k views

How can I adjust the mouse scrollwheel speed?

Does anyone know how to make the mouse scrollwheel go faster?
1
vote
1answer
284 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
66 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
328 views

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?
1
vote
0answers
102 views

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?
1
vote
2answers
147 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
125 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
154 views

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: ...
-1
votes
1answer
472 views

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 ...
-3
votes
1answer
102 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
262 views

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.
3
votes
1answer
710 views

No 5.1 audio output over HDMI [closed]

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 ...