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Compatibility of QNAP app with elementary OS

I recently acquired a QNAP 2 bay NAS. QNAP's QFinder Pro app is necessary to configure the NAS, so I downloaded the .deb file of the app from QNAP. GDebi recognizes the .deb file of QNAP's app, but ...
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Simple screen recorder(ssr) no funciona audio interno

Estoy usando eoS Hera 5.1.7 Tengo instalado el simplescreenrecorder de la store de eos pero el problema es que cuando reproduzco la grabación que realice no se escucha el audio interno del sistema,he ...
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how do I turn of window maximising on touching screen edge

I am genuinely pleased with Elementary, especially the quick boot up times on old hardware. But there is one thing that is very annoying. This is windows maximising when they touch the edge of the ...
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Elementary won't boot with a QHD monitor

i have installed Elementary on my NUC-8-i7 about 6 months ago. Everything was working perfectly for me and i had no issues. Recently I upgraded my monitor to a QHD monitor and suddenly it won't boot......
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Is There a way to stop laptop hanging when I reopen the lid?

I am using Hera. The installation software provides two orange EFI 'disks'. For previous installation attempts (to iron out problems), I had chosen the first 'disk'. my laptop would hang at any ...
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How do I install Elementary OS in my SSD and use my HDD ase the home folder to store all other files like documents, media and games?

I've read a lot of articles and watched videos, it is still not clear to me. Kindly provide some simple instructions and steps that I can directly follow.
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I messed up with usr/share/fonts, please help

I was trying to get install the Inter Font in Elementary OS. In the process, in order to get access to the fonts folder in usr/share, I used this command in the terminal, sudo chmod 700 -R /usr/share/...
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elementary OS freezes randomly (systemd brother libsane error)

It's been a while that I have this problem occurs. It's not happen everyday. Sometime it happens once a week or so and sometime it's happens like 6 times in the same day. Sometime, just a couple times ...
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Select muliple files does not function

I recently downloaded and installed elementary OS 5.1.6 Hera and am very happy with it except for some issues I am having with the shift+ select multiple files in various areas when it comes to ...
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Putting Telegram in background

big noob here I recently installed Telegram via Flathub to have the updates because the version of the app center is old. However, when i close the app, it can't have the notifications when I recive ...
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Desktop Background completely messed up

I decided to switch my desktop computer to Ubuntu, but every desktop I have tried has had completely messed up backgrounds. On Budgie, I could temporarily fix it by changing the background, but not on ...
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Why cant I install elementary os?

I wanted to download and install Elementary Os, so I read the instructions carefully and watched additional tutorials. So far everything has worked out great. However, when I boot the installer from ...
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Software not using/finding OpenGL 3.3 drivers

ANY software I install on the system cannot access my OpenGL drivers for whatever reason. Most software uses OpenGL 3.3 and I have exactly that -- OpenGL 3.3, and I checked too! Running glxinfo | grep ...
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Everything missing in Elementary OS

I was attempting to fix a full root drive today and when I restarted my computer, the background was black, all of my settings are missing, my taskbar is back to the original installation options (...
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Wrong time after wake up from suspend

every time my system wakes up from suspend it shows the wrong time, even though it is set to get the network time. What could be the issue?
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eOS Hera freezes, every day, several times a day

Not sure what's happening. eOS Hera 5.1 freezes at least once a day, sometimes more. It happens when all I have open is Firefox or Chrome. The cursor stops moving then all keys are unresponsive. All I ...
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backport-iwlwifi-dkms broke my wifi

I rebooted and found that not only did I not have a wifi connection, but the System Settings Network panel had lost its Hotspot and WiFi tabs (only VPN & Proxy)! When I checked the AppCenter ...
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Login Password Not Working After Changing User from Admin to Standard

After I changed my user from administrator to standard user to setup Parental Controls on my own account, which was the first account I created on my fresh installation, I could not login with the ...
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Changing icons brakes everything in hera

Every time i change the icons in hera everything just crashes i can reboot because there is no panel nor any shortcut works. I have to erase the icon folder from the terminal to be able to reboot and ...
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changing/disabling color profile

I'm using a large TV as my monitor for elementary os. When I use spotify, It's too dark. In Ubuntu i could fix this by disabling the color profile through gnome settings. How can I do this in ...
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CPU frequency stuck at 1.550 GHz

I have my system running Juno with the 5.3.11 Kernel, with a Ryzen 7 1700 set in the UEFI to 3.9 GHz, but I've noticed the cpu doesn't go above 1.550 GHz, even while rendering with Blender. Entering ...
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De-installing windows?

I'm totally new to the linux world, so I know it might not be a wise decision to completely de-install windows 10 (which I have in dual boot with Juno). Still, despite of the nerving sound problem, ...
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Volume of sound (on speakers) when running eOS in a Lenovo ideapad 330 is much different than when running windows 10 on the same computer (dual boot)

I have a Lenovo ideapad 330, which came with windows 10 preinstalled. A few days ago I made a partition and installed eOS on it for dual booting. While -- when I use windows 10 -- setting the volume ...
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Freezing and spike in processor usage when changing brightness

I know I'm using an old entry level laptop (specs in the end), but I'm having problems with instability with Elementary OS that I never had with Gnome Shell and lighter DEs like MATE with Compiz, ...
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system freezes while watching video or after wake up

Im new on elementary os. I quite like it so far but i have a serious issue. My computer freezes while watching videos or after wake up. I can only move the cursor but i cannot click not even with ...
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system Update failure

I have latest version — juno which used to bring frequent notifications for update and used to get updated easily but for the last 3 weeks it has stopped sending notifications and doesn't get updated ...
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I get loged out when I go into my Files

Whenever I try to access my files my screen goes blank and I get logged out. When I log back in the only thing that loads is my wallpaper.
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System will not login automatically to SMB server after login

I am new in the Linux world. I want to let elementary OS automatically login to my NAS after each reboot. Now I have to login manually after each reboot which is getting pretty annoying. I connect ...
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How to know which packages I have installed manually?

Where on the web is Loki's install manifest file? I want to compare it with the current build to see what I have installed? Or is there another way?
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Run a launcher on the desktop

Let me explain. With Ubuntu when I extracted a game in the download folder I go to the game file and click on the launcher that launches on the desktop.   With Elementary os it's impossible we have ...
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how do I unlock a file to make changes

I'm trying to edit some files with scratch, but it says "you cannot save changes on file" "do you want to save changes to this file in a different location.
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Touchpad doesn't work with keyboard

How to disable touchpad stop when typing? I know how to do it on Ubuntu, but there are other settings and this item no.
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Problem with install libgconf-2-4

I'm trying to install libgconf-2-4 and get the below error Setting up gconf2-common (3.2.6-3ubuntu6) ... dpkg: error processing package gconf2-common (--configure): subprocess installed post-...
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Elementary OS freya - No updates are possible!

Can't download updates. In one answer you state that I have to change something in etc...... How do I get there? I am new to Linux, but I had some experience on Puppy Linux. Is my software a beta? I ...
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My PC only suspends and hibernate when I enter a terminal

I installed Elementary OS with the newest version and something is wrong with it. I can't suspend my computer and I dont know why.. I can only suspend it if I open a terminal with CTRL+ALT+F1 and ...
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How can I fix updating issues?

Whenever I update the OS through AppCenter, my laptop freezes and becomes unresponsive to both keyboard and mouse input. I have left my computer in this state for several hours (approximately 9) only ...
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ElementaryOS compatible with my system?

I have a i7 7700k GTX 980 Gigabyte Asus z170i pro gaming 16 GB DDR4 G.Skill Ram Will my parts be compatible ? I know some Linux flavours dont offer support for new pc parts.
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Error while booting v0.4.1-stable - nouveau, nomodeset not working

I installed my ElementaryOS with Rufus 2.16 on my USB, and tried to launch it. But then appeared this error: I tried using every option from F6 menu, and still not working. My PC: 1. i5-3470; 2. ...
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Latest updates froze - reboot to emergency mode

After running the updates today I think appcentre said there were 8 updates, it seemed to hang the process while running 2 "operating system" updates. I waited a few hours for it to finish (5 I think) ...
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Foxit Reader chaged default file association

After I installed Foxit Reader, when I click any file starts with., e.g. .bashrc, The Foxit Reader will open it, and if I change the application to a text editor and set it as the default, it only ...
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Private directory gets unmounted on every login

Sup people! Since a few weeks now, I noticed that, every time I log into my eOS machine via ssh, my private directory (~) is unmounted. Meaning there is nothing but two files, namely Access-Your-...
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Right - click menu events for simple chrome popup window is wrong [closed]

when i click Always on top ,Always on visible take effect,and vice versa.
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virtual terminal (getty) inaccessible?

My issue is that I cannot login on a virtual terminal (getty). So CtlAltF2 does not give me a login prompt. None of the gettys does actually. Only shortly after booting up I can get a prompt but that ...
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Where are the screenshots saved to in 0.4? [duplicate]

I'm trying to take a screenshot with my keyboard, I'm clicking Alt+PrtScr like normal, I hear a bleeping sound but no screenshot is saved in the Pictures folder. I checked with dconf Editor as ...
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Running elementary on ARM single board computers [duplicate]

Need to know if can run elementary OS on single board computers based on ARM Cortex A series chips, like the Raspberry PI 2, 3. Really like the look and feel of your OS, and would be great if can get ...
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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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AMD A8 HP laptop loud fan

I installed elementary OS on my HP notebook with an AMD A8. My notebook is heating up and the cooler is fired all the time. What can I do to improve it?
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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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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 Black screen after driver update?

I installed a graphics driver update using NeteXt'73 and now my screen goes permanently black soon after the pulsating elementary logo boot animation. How can I fix this? I cannot login nor access the ...