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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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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Remove corrupted repository

How do I remove that manuelscheider repository??
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I hear a voice each time I am in application

I am using Elementary OS Hera 5.1 and I have a particular problem.When I turn on my PC today I started to hear a voice that read the content of every software that I use.For example,if I go to the ...
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Error editing connection - Did not find a connection with UUID

Last 3 months i continuously using the elementary OS (elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera - with dual boot) for personal use. This is my first linux OS of my PC, and I am not using a linux version like before. I ...
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Sound setting opens and then shuts immediately

When I click on the Sound setting it begins to open the panel but then immediately shuts down the System Settings panel. I think this behaviour started after I installed Pulse Audio dlna and Pulse ...
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Installed Libreoffice by adding the Libreoffice PPA - now system is broken

I installed Libreoffice via PPA (ppa:libreoffice/ppa) and all installed fine. Running "apt upgrade" afterwards, everything was fine. Then after a recent update something seems to have broken and I ...
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Can i reset my whole operating system i mean can factory reset the data on my OS ??

my hard drive is suddenly filled up and that's 80GB ?! and all i have is few doc files and few snaps installed thats's it ? i tried to install a snap earlier this day and that was not successful so i ...
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Changed login page appears, and after I log in a black, empty screen appears

Just a few hours ago elementary was working fine. I restarted the computer and booted into windows. Now I restarted it again to boot back into eOS and first thing different was that instead the ...
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Where do I find drivers for elementary OS?

If I install elementary OS, where should I get wifi sound and other drivers for my laptop to make these work? I want to delete Windows 10 completely.
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Only using 2 cores instead of 4

I have installed elementary OS 5 and when i run lscpu i see only 2 CPUcores working instead of 4. I have notebook Asus E203N. Any ideas to solve it ??
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How to run command on desktop unlock

I have problems with a touchpad on Lenovo X1 Gen 5th. Each time I unlock my screen session the touchpad is not functioning 100%, namely finger gestures for scrolling are messed up. I have to run the ...
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Tried to install libglib2.0-0:i386 (wine dependency), and it removed most of the apps and OS

I was trying to install winehq-stable and it gave me an error that it needed some dependencies. The first one I tried to install (libglib2.0-0:i386) removed most of my stuff (well over 100 packages - ...
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Apt repo add with human error, empty AppCenter

I installed Elementary OS since 2 weeks now, and I wanted to install Syncthing, what I did... But I went to this page and due to my window width, I typed 2 commands instead of one : echo "deb ...
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Install Windows XP over elementary? [closed]

It's a good os however runs slower than windows 10 on my low-end computer. How do I change the os back to Windows? I have a USB stick and it isn't being read on elementary (it is working properly on ...
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Adwaita package removed - can’t boot in

I am not an expert in the terminal but I understand how it works a little. So I wanted to remove some themes from my elementary OS Loki. First I deleted the .theme folder, but on the tweaks I could ...
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Any app to turn off screen of a laptop?

Complete newbie here, just installed EOS for its aesthetics, it's one great looking OS, I have always been using the screen off software to turn off my screen in windows os, is there a app like that ...
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System time is not synced with windows

I have a triple boot operating systems with windows and two linux. each one of them are having different date and times. if I updated at one, then other two's values get messed up. How can I fix that?
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The use of the system in the organization

Good afternoon the question is Elementary OS Loki paid or free to install in your organization system? Can after installing it on the computers in the organization to be problems with the regulatory ...
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Elementary OS is freezing after some time of use

Sometimes, after a few hours of use, elementary freezes and I have to shut it down by hold the power button. This is happening to me since I upgraded from Freya (didn't happen) to Loki. My laptop is ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What are the effects of a custom kernel? [closed]

I have purchased an Asus Zenbook UX305CA with an Elan 1000 trackpad using the I2C bus. Due to a timing error, the trackpad is nonfunctional in most kernels. If I compile a modified 4.5 kernel to ...
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Laptop suspends automatically

I've installed elementary OS on a laptop and it's suspending automatically every 20 seconds. Someone have an idea of how can i resolve this? I can't even start the os, during boot, it suspends.
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Terminal is not accepting my user password in Elementary os

elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera Terminal is not accepting my user password in Elementary os. Very strange because I have not changed my user password and it also works when I log in. Have had many installs ...
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Will eOS support xdg-desktop-portal?

This will allow support for xdg's portal api such as screenshot and screencast
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Force Quit (Ctl + Alt + Del)

I was wondering if there is a hotkey for terminating a program in Elm. OS. I want to recommend this OS to people who have 0 knowledge on computers. I have had several apps freeze and no force quit ...
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Shortcut keys doesn't work on non latin layout

I have two layouts in the system Russian and English. Whenever I'm on russian Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V and others just don't work. Is there anything I can do about it? Also other app specific shortcut keys do ...
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ElementaryOS USB Booting Issue

today I decided to try Elementary OS (I used Pop OS before), but unfortunately while booting I get the Elementary OS logo and the console shows the following errors. This is the first time I have ...
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Availability of elementry OS 32 bit?

I have a very old Acer Aspire 3000 laptop. is elementary OS available in 32 bit? This is a very simple question. Why can not I post it?
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No sound setting in System settings in Loki

I've got no sound settings in system settings in Loki. I Tried: sudo apt install switchboard-plug-gcc-sound and got: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Limits on Internet and Applications Not Working

I'm new to Elementary OS. Installed it on my kids old imac (because OSX parental controls are seriously broken), only to find out Elementary has the exact same issue! I added a list of sites to block, ...
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Draining Battery in Suspend Mode

On my laptop, I need to modify /etc/default/grub to avoid Draining Battery in Suspend Mode, like it is explain here : https://learnubuntumate.weebly.com/draining-battery.html On elementaryos 5.1.7 or ...
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The selected system font, Inter, does not have crossbars on the capital I. This is a bad choice

I guess this is the discussion forum, so I'm raising the issue here. I saw an article stating that Inter has been selected as the system font, but its capital "i" looks like a lower-case L. ...
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OS is slow, giving a quite bad user experience

Does anyone else has their elementary os being kinda slow: to login it takes a while, to change the brightness or the volume it takes a few seconds to do so, when i click on the keyboard-settings in ...
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WIFI problems in Huawei Matebook d15

I have had a lot of problems with the wifi driver when installing elementary os. This is my first time with linux, so I would appreciate the help. My notebook is a Huawei d15 Matebook, and I have ...
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How do I uninstall Kubuntu in elementary os?

I just installed Kubuntu by installing sdmm and tasksel. Now I'm getting the kubuntu environment but getting a lot of junkware in application menu. I want to uninstall kubuntu so that I can enjoy my ...
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When elementaryOS 6 is launched, how to update from 5.1 to 6?

When elementaryOS 6 is released, in order to update, do I need to do a full "fresh install" or will I be able to update from Appcenter (or from somewhere else)?
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is hp envy 15 2020 model compatible with linux distros?

I would like to know whether HP Envy 15 2020 model is compatible with linux distros or not? I am going to buy one of these new products, to be more specific the HP Envy 15 ep0123tx. I have read many ...
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Slow boot ElementaryOS 5.1.7 after install Snapd

My boot is too slow - 1min 1.778s. Im beginner in linux and i have old PC but enough for elementary i think... I noticed that after install snapd boot is slower. Can i delete this service and how ?? ...
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Appcenter can't update system component

Appcenter can't update even though I've tried to update multiple times. It still shows that there is 1 component to update. Also tried to update in command line, it says everything is up to date. How ...
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/dev/nvme1n1p1 requires a manual fsck

today when I booted Linux it gave me this error: What can I do? I'm Linux noob, so can u help me step by step? Thank you in advance!
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Wifi roaming between different access points

I set up an early 2008 MacBook (the white one) successfully to run elementary os. everything but one thing works very fine. At my place there are several AP serving a wifi with the same ssid and pwd. ...
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Screen goes blank when trying to install

Trying to install elementary on a 2007 IMac. When I boot from the USB I get the install screen but when I hit enter the screen goes black. I have the option to hit e which is the screen I get below. ...
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Wingpanel and system app not repsondong

Using for several months. Now wingpanel got stuck after a min from loading and during that a notification will appear network not connected. After that most of the system app will not respond and sudo ...
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system hangs after inactivity

I use elementary 5.1.5 updated to 5.1.7 and every time I don't use de laptop for a few minutes, it hangs. One problem is that the wifi stop working. It's like it looses the connection. The software ...
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Starting apps with keyboard shortcut

I'm trying to start io.elementary.switchboard (System Settings) with my Thinkpad's settings button, registered as "Tools". I can use it to modify existing actions and it works fine, but I'm ...