Questions tagged [system]

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

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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How can I get rid of “The update information is outdated.”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I've been seeing this triangle-shaped indicator: Telling me the following information: "The update information is outdated.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