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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-...
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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: ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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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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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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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What is the difference between AppCenter OS updates and apt-get dist-upgrade

AppCenter operating system update shows 55MB to be downloaded but doing sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade shows 125MB to be downloaded. Is it because dist-upgrade updates dependencies? ...
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“Turn off screen when inactive for” doesn't work

I use Loki and my desktop never turns screen off when inactive my computer. Actually this feature was working until a few weeks ago. Is there any chance to overcome this issue?
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(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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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?
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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elementary OS freezes completely

I recently installed elementary on an old computer core 2 duo 2.8 ghz 3gb ram. After a while it freezes completely, I can't access console tty so I have to do a hard reset. How can I find what causes ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(solved) System freeze when pluging usb device or power cable

I had issue installing Loki but I had it done with the help on an other post see the post here for the whole topic I managed to install the kernel 4.10 and nvidia 381. I turn off the dGPU with ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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-...
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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 ...
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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 / ...
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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/...
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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 ...
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.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?