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Shutdown and restart stuck on “Starting LightDM Display Manager”

It's been a couple of days since I used Elementary OS and it worked as smooth as possible but then all of a sudden I started having this problem. Whenever I restart or shutdown my notebook, it keeps ...
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“Turn off screen when inactive” not working, and need a screensaver

I am running elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya (64-bit). Under "Power" in "System Settings", the "Turn off screen when inactive" is not working. I have it set to 10 minutes, and when the timer is up, ...
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My laptop not charging after 60% [duplicate]

Recently i installed freya. my laptop (Lenovo G50-80) is not charging after 60%. Then i installed windows But in windows working fine without any power management s/w. Then i again install freya (...
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Touchscreen/Digitizer support

I am rather new to linux. Does elementary OS provide support for touchscreens and (wacom) digitizers? I am using a thinkpad tablet 10 and am working a lot with the pen. Thank you for your help, ...
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CPU Overload when watching video

I don't know the exact reason, but whenever I'm watching a video (doesn't matter if it's Youtube or VLC), after some minutes (twenty or so), my CPU usage spikes to 100%. I've been trying to see what ...
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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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Set as Desktop Background is missing [closed]

The Set as Desktop Background option is missing. It was available after installation but now this has disappeared...? Why has this happened and how can we get this pre-installed feature back...?
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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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Testing Translation

I started translating elementary OS into Georgian language. Now I want to test my translations. I can download translated .po or .mo files from Launchpad but where should I place them? And one more ...
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Login to desktop failure

Tried to install the nVidia driver, but it always reverts to the default driver. The way I log in to do this is to enter recovery mode and run fsck and then resume. During these steps it complains ...
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Is there a task manager for elementary os freya? [duplicate]

Is there an elementary os keyboard equivalent to windows ctlr+alt+del that would launch a task manager, process list, ability to set affinity, priority, kill a proces,monitor memory and cpu loads, + ...
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Pantheon misbehaves after boot [closed]

I installed elementary Freya yesterday and I encountered a weird bug after rebooting. I'll try to explain it as best as I can. When I log into my session, the windows do not behave properly : I can'...
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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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Error in grub [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For [duplicate]

after installing Elementary OS , reboot my laptop ( To start running the operating system supposedly) and I get a black screen with this message: [ Minimal BASH -like line editing is supported. for ...
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error: unknown filesystem

I was happily watching a TV show episode and 5 minutes later I am with a fried computer. I am going step by step with what just happened: I was using VLC when suddently the video stopped working and ...
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Delete suspends RedShift

To save my eyes I have RedShift installed but everytime I delete something it momentarily switches off and back on again. Is this something I can sort out at this end? Thanks for any help, Duncan ...
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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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How can I remove and disable swap space?

on boot I get a message that is really annoying saying that my drive used for swap space is not ready yet or something around those lines. How can I disable and remove my swap space? I have 12gb of ...
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Where is the option to add online accounts listed? It certainly isn't under settings in my system!

No option to add online accounts under system settings.
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What Linux Distribution is elementary OS based on?

I am a regular user of Ubuntu, also used Arch in VM. I recently installed elementary OS. I like to use commands from terminal for installation or to launch an application. My question is: Which ...
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elementary OS Freya System Crashes [closed]

My computer is running elementary OS freya , but after working for some time my computer freezes. I can move the cursor all right but when I click on anything it does not respond. if i shut down my ...
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How to disable recent files in pantheon files?

I have changed the settings at security & privacy but elementary OS still collects recent files and shows them in recent folder, so how would i turn off recent files? Thanks.
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elementary os natural scrolling disabled when disable while typing is on?

i started the syndaemon like this to enable disable while typing option syndaemon -i 1 -d but after that natural scrolling doesn't work, so how do i get both to work? Thanks for your help.
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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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How to hide partition from pantheon files?

In ubuntu i could hide a partition by going into the disks application, but in pantheon i cant find tha app, so how would i go about hiding an ntfs partition in pantheon files? ubuntu writes something ...
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When should dconf Editor be used or not used?

Over the past few months as I've transitioned from Windows to Elementary OS, I've had several hardware issues (especially regarding my laptop's touchpad) that I've found solutions to. Many of these ...
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How can I restrict a user's account?

How do you lock down\restrict a standard user account (i.e. student)? I need to control what they have access to and prevent them from making any changes to their session. I installed 0.3 Freya (64-...
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Boot partition low space warnings - problems doing updates [tried another similar post but didn't work]

On starting OS and when I try to update and install stuff I get the error boot partition low space I've been having lots of issues with freya so I'd like to get stuff running smoothly. Partition ...
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WiFi disconnected and hidden from SSID (available wifi network) list

I've noticed that my WiFi would suddenly disconnected and not listed in the available WiFi network list. I have to turn on airplane mode/disable WiFi to get it connected back or listed in the list. ...
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Cannot shut down or restart Freya [closed]

I have tried shutting down and restarting from the desktop icon. Each time, the computer hangs at a blank screen and never shuts down. The fan starts whirring. Then, I tried shutting down from the ...
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SOLVED Elementary Login wont accept user [duplicate]

Have been using Elementary (latest) for a week and running well. Default admin user as me. After installing some new software, next time I went to start, I get the login screen which does not accept ...
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Can't open Software Center [closed]

I am a beginner on Linux so I don't know what went wrong but the Software Center wont open anymore, if I click it it will open and close immediately. Also, on the top bar it will appear the message on ...
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User time limits

Is there any way to set time limits on a user? We have children and want to limit the time they spend on it. The user admin section is a bit slim on that.
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Function keys on t450s always active

It seems all the function keys are active by default on my lenovo t450s with elementary OS Freya. E.g. F5 and F6 control screen brightness on press. Usually I have to hold or hit the Fn key first. ...
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Why is Freya telling me I have no disk space left?

I installed Elementary OS Freya this morning, and I setup the partitions as follows: swaparea: 17GB /home : 50GB / : 50GB reserved bios boot thingy: 1024MB And this is on a 128GB ...
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Says laptop battery is 100% but its not completely

Hi the wingpanel indicator says the battery is 100% charged. When i click on to the battery statistics it shows that it is just shy of being full but is no longer charging and is labeled as charged. ...
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Everything hangs on installing wine

I have tried to install wine (using apt-get install wine) up today. However, after working a bit, the whole desktop decided to hang and I couldn't move the mouse. IIRC, it was showing up "processing ...
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Where are the settings for which applications are loaded as part of the Pantheon Desktop?

NB: I'm not talking about startup applications. I mean, how does the system know which applications to start as part of the Pantheon destkop, such as which panel, dock, etc. I'm only seeing gala and ...
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System Setting's display brightness control disappearing when laptop battery is not present [closed]

The Display brightness control shows up again (along with the choice to Dim the screen brightness), IF i plug my battery into the laptop. I probably haven't noticed before. In the case that the ...
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Stable 'use and forget' elementary OS install: how?

What can I do to just keep my elementary OS Freya running smoothly and not freeze, not break (requiring new install and losing data and installed software)? It has been frustrating to say the least, ...
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How can I clean the system from unnecessary files?

How can I safely clean the system from unnecessary files to free up disk space? I mean unnecessary packages, configs, cache, etc.
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How to install correct AMD drivers? [closed]

I've recently installed elementary OS Freya 0.3 on an laptop, but it doesn't run as smooth as on my desktop PC. It's sluggish while opening windows and especially switching pages in the application ...
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Alps touchpad not recognized

I had an issue while trying the live version of elementary OS Freya: My touchpad (an alps touchpad) won't work as a touchpad really but is recognized as a mouse, so I can't use gestures for example ...
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Wacom issues with the Fujitsu T4220 & T4210 Tablet PC [closed]

Could you guys take a look at the Wacom issues? On my Fujitsu T4220 & T4210 tablet PC the Wacom works great and the OS runs awesome; but when it comes back from sleep elementary OS says there is ...
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How to backup and restore the system?

How can I make a backup of the system and then restore it, in case of serious damage or failure? This is possible after a failed experiment.
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QtCreator crashes X.org [closed]

Sometimes when a I run an app from QtCreator (version 3.4.2) the system freezes. I can move the mouse (it moves the cursor slowly and in small jumps) but I cannot do anything else. It's not even ...
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How can I get rid of “The update information is outdated.” warning?

I've been seeing this triangle-shaped indicator: Telling me the following information: "The update information is outdated. This may be caused by network problems or by a repository that is no ...
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Odd Window appears when I lose connection, 'Unable to load Page'

Everytime I lose my internet connection, this window appear on the screen: When the connection is reestablished, the windows closes itself if I click on try again. I can close the window any time too ...
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How should I diagnose a system freeze?

My system is freezing from time to time, what steps should I take so I can find the problem? My system is a mac mini late 2012 i5 with 16gb of ram