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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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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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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integrity problem loading x.509 certificate -65

I have this problem, it started without context once when i was trying to start the OS. I use a ssd external disk and its new, so i dont think that the disk is the problem.Secure boot mode disable. ...
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How to enable manual login?

I would like to login as root, but I cannot find a way to enable manual login on Elementary OS.
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Is elementary a Good Choice for a Corporate Setting?

Would elementary os be a good choice of Linux distros for a corporate setting? I'm just curious.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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UFW and Elementary OS 5 - Juno

I have a new, fresh installation of Elementary OS 5 - Juno on a Razer Blade Stealth (2018). All of the updates have been applied (as of 02/02/19). I want to enable the firewall through System ...
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Num lock does not work in elementary OS Juno

I have a problem with my keyboard in elementary OS Juno. In the lock screen, my num lock works fine, but when I login it does not work.
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Complete system freeze

My computer freezes completely every now and then. I do nothing heavy on resources, plain browsing the internet reading articles. When system freezes there is NOTHING I can do. Mouse not moving, I ...
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Green border for emoticons

Does anyone have any idea on how to fix this?
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Gdebi not installing .deb from within Files explorer

I'm brand new to eOS, but I've used other linux distros before. I have installed Gdebi ok. My problem is that Gdebi isn't working properly when I run it after clicking on a file in Files explorer ...
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Wingpanel crashing after upgrade

After my recent upgrade (apt-get dist-upgrade && apt-get upgrade -y), my wing panel disappeared after crashing and reappearing several times. Calling to the command line gives : [ERROR 14:00:...
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Access to iPod musics

I am trying to access my music in iPod touch but I can access only photos and documents. I can see to iPod using "Pantheon" and "Clementine" but I can not find any music using them. How do I get to ...
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PIcture in Picture

Is there a way to use picture in picture feature on elementary os Loki? I want to make a video call using skype with this function.
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Auth window on wake [closed]

After my computer has been idle for a while and has gone into suspend, I get the following authorization window. When I type my password (I'm the only user on the machine), it won't accept it. Anyone ...
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my system is not restarting

I clicked shutdown and then clicked restart and also tried shutdown. But it is not shutting down. I don't want to force shutdown by the power button. Last time I did that the system files got damaged ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Need New Laptop, Suggestions?

I need a new laptop. Any suggestions for a good laptop that runs well with Elementary? Anywhere to purchase one with Elementary installed? or do I need to buy a Windows machine and dual boot?
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Where is the best place to suggest features / ask for little quality of life improvments?

I have been using eOS as my everyday OS for a couple of weeks now and noticed multiple possible small additions, of which I think would make a great improvement while not being too hard to implement(?)...
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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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Unable to update the system using apt

This is what I see when I run sudo apt-get update on terminal, http://packages.elementary.io/appcenter/dists/bionic/InRelease 403 Forbidden [IP: 104.28.4.44 80] E: El repositorio «http://...
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Login screen on main display

first of all i love your system and i dont this to be take as critique, just would love to have this issue fix. So Im using my laptop as a dock and I work on my external monitor. I always use display ...
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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 ...