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Can I manage my contacts from inside Geary?

Does Geary come with any contact management? I'd like to create and maintain mailing lists and contacts. Does this feature exist somewhere in Geary?
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Software Updater doesn't work: “Failed to download repository information (check your internet connection)”

I've been hating using Windows for quite a while and I'm trying Freya as a possible substitute. However, I can't do updates to the system. I get a window with the warning written in the title of ...
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How to automatically re-enable the touchpad after resume from suspend?

Occasionally my touchpad is disabled on resume from suspend. I then manually run the following command to re-enable my touchpad: /usr/bin/synclient TouchpadOff=0 Is it possible to automate this ...
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Replacing Geary with Thunderbird

How can I replace Geary when trying to send files directly via mail with Thunderbird? I already set Thunderbird as the mail application in the system settings, but I still have to open a new mail ...
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Problems installing Freya on Mac through USB drive

Mac user here. I have two laptops, a late 2010 MacBook Air (Intel Core 2 duo) and a late 2011 MacBook Pro 17" (Intel i7). Having read about elementaryOS Freya, I thought I'd like to try installing it ...
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Sometimes I have sound, sometimes no sound, why?

I left Linux Mint to try elementary OS since I was having problems with sound not working. Unfortunately, it appears to be a universal Ubuntu problem. Sometimes when I boot into elementary OS, there ...
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Usage of elementary OS on USB (persistent)

I would like to keep elementary OS on a USB 3.0 drive, to use a private OS on a business laptop . I'll use the OS for office apps (probably Libre), FreeCad and some IDEs including subversion clients. ...
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Software Update is offering 14.10

Is this safe to do? I like to make sure my software is complete, but do not want to ruin the beautiful setup of elementary OS.
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Why does my elementary OS Freya show an Ubuntu logo?

I've only had Freya on my computer for 3 days. I'm guessing it's something to do with the Ubuntu updates which changed my logo. So far nothing more than this logo has changed, Grub still calls it ...
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How to block USB storage? [closed]

How to block or prevent USB storage mount automatically? i have tried using this code, but doesn't work. I have tried using this code, but it doesn't work. sudo echo "blacklist usb-storage" >> ...
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Deleted (seemingly essential) startup application

I accidentally deleted a startup application in Luna which leaves me with a blank desktop without Plank or Slingshot at startup... It must have been from the top of the list which is in alphabetical ...
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Compatibility Belkin N1 Wireless Express card (F5D8071)

It seems that my Belkin N1 Wireless Express card (F5D8071) is not compatible with Elementary OS. For Ubuntu there seems to be an experimental driver: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/...
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Bind mouse buttons to switch between windows

I just bought a new mouse with more buttons than my old one. While they work fine and I can navigate back and forth with the thumb buttons, I would like to know if I can somehow change thumb buttons ...
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Installing NVidia Drivers - Blank Screen

I'm going through the steps to install my GTX 970 Driver onto my Elementary OS system but when I run the following command, I get a blank screen... sudo sudo service lightdm stop I believe I am ...
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Terminal lost header on latest update

i've just updated elementary and now the terminal does not show the header. Anyone know what's wrong and how to fix it?
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problems with wingpanel apps indicator [closed]

I'm using elementary OS Freya and I'm having problems when I want to quit apps from the indicator in wingpanel (right click over the icon, quit skype for example), the app doent close and I have to ...
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Unable to connect to own WiFi network (Freya)

I'm having real trouble connecting to my own network. I can find the network (SSID) and enter the password just fine, but it can't connect from there. It keeps saying I'm disconnected. Tried ...
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Windows(freya) always open in background?

Whatever app i open in elementary freya, it opens in the background.And that includes the terminal using super+T or any app from the slinghshot. I then have to click on its icon in the dock and then ...
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Crash when installing from usb drive

2010 iMac I'm trying to install Freya from a usb drive. I get to the menu with the initial 4 options and choose "install elementary OS". The screen clears and I see about 4 lines of terminal text. ...
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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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elementary tweaks will not Install [duplicate]

I'm trying to install elementary tweaks and ran into a problem in my Terminal. I input the following lines in my terminal... sudo apt-add-repository ppa:versable/elementary-update sudo apt-get update ...
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sudo apt-get autoremove does not work

On Freya, in a virtual machine sudo apt-get autoremove does not anything. I wanted to free up some disk space and it has no packages to remove, but there should be packages like old kernels, etc.
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Minimal BASH-like line editing at startup

Minimal BASH-like line editing at startup. I used a live key of elementary Luna to install and execute boot-repair and got the following result: http://paste2.org/wVCzAxOC Despite the operation I ...
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Freya vs Luna performance requirement

I have a netbook with small performance (AMD C-70 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics x 2) with 1.7 GiB of memory. Elementary Luna is already quite slow. If I update to Freya, shall I expect lower or ...
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GIMP crashes on launch

When launching GIMP, I receive the following message: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module" Bus error (core dumped) Before it was also included: Gtk-Message: Failed to ...
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Shasum check gives long list of errors

The Installation Guide says: 64-bit Running the following command in your terminal: shasum -a 256 -c elementaryos-freya-amd64.20150411.iso should produce the output: ...
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When I try to access the keyboard settings, the app just closes. How do I access the keyboard settings?

I'm trying to open the keyboard settings from the System Settings app, and the app just closes down. Every other item opens just fine. elementary os 0.3 freya Linux 3.16.0-38-generic x86_64 ...
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Is it possible to install a more up-to-date kernel in Freya?

I would like to install a more recent kernel, as of now I have linux-image-3.16, and I would like to upgrade to 3.19 to achieve better compatibility (here's to hoping my GPU/motherboard fans will work ...
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elementary OS freezes when trying to reboot / shutdown?

Whenever I try to reboot, elementary OS just freezes and my screen stays like this; I tried both sudo shutdown -r now and clicking the menu button, but it keeps resulting in a freeze. Does anyone know ...
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Opening the 'Files' application (Pantheon Files) displays the screen at the state of which it was closed. Is there a way to change this?

Upon opening 'Files' from the slingshot application manager, you are greeted with the directory of which 'Files' was at when it was last closed. For example, if I were to open 'Files' and go to '...
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Power menu lacks restart command

The power menu in the right upper corner lacks restart. If I press physical power button i get a menu containing the restart. Also the suspend in the right upper corner seems to work differently ...
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elementary OS as Xen host?

I've been considering running elementary OS as my primary OS instead of Windows, but I do have a couple of questions regarding virtualization (or even dual-booting). Let's put this into context, I've ...
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Can't open Software Center [closed]

I am a beginner on Linux so I don't know what went wrong but the Software Center wont open anymore, if I click it it will open and close immediately. Also, on the top bar it will appear the message on ...
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Possible to combine top panel bar and dock?

Is is possible to combine top panel bar and dock? My best option would be that combined bar to show on the top, always visible.
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Customize (to decrease the height of the wingpanel) in Freya

I'm looking to see if I can reduce the height of the wingpanel in elementary OS Freya. I mean make the wingpanel smaller like normal wingpanel in elementary OS Luna.
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Can not update applications because off unauthenticated sources

I am having trouble updating applications. I get the following error when running the software updater. When I try to run sudo apt-get update from the terminal, I have a similar problem. I get the ...
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after installing oss-linux, soundcard doesn't show up in GUI despite working at CLI

Update: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenSound says "Canonical/Ubuntu has chosen to disable OSS support in their kernels and ignore any bugs filed against OSS4 packages." The question is, do the ...
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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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Screen flicker, blink, pulse, flash [closed]

Anyone experiencing random screen flicker, blink, pulse, flashing when on single and dual monitor, or opening multiple windows at once? OS & VERSION elementary OS 0.3 Freya (64-bit) HARDWARE ...
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Booting elementary OS Freya from CD

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu on my old laptop. How can Install elementary OS Freya from CD on Ubuntu? I tried booting, changing bios settings to boot CD first but it won't work. This is what ...
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Dual boot, elementary OS not detecting windows partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to dual boot on my laptop Win 10 and elementary OS on the same SSD. The problem is when I go to install elementary OS (something else option) my Win 10 partition doesn't appear so I cannot ...
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Can I restore apt-get sources to the default?

I'm new with elementary OS but I have used ubuntu for a while before. I was trying to install Steam and I had a problem, I had to install a lib of 32bits (ia32-libs) and all good, but today, I was ...
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How to integrate FocusWriter into the elementary OS theming?

I use FocusWriter as my prefered distraction free writing editor. I installed it using the developer's ppa:gottcode/gcppa ppa. Being a Qt application, by default FocusWriter does not use the ...
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Function keys on t450s always active

It seems all the function keys are active by default on my lenovo t450s with elementary OS Freya. E.g. F5 and F6 control screen brightness on press. Usually I have to hold or hit the Fn key first. ...
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How can I find the source code that relates to keyboard settings UIs

I'm really keen to tackle some minor bug-fixes (I hope) for Elementary OS but am struggling to find the relevant source code amongst the plethora of source code branches. Major barriers to me finding ...
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Elementary OS system setting for power has problem [closed]

If I set Turn off screen when inactive when plugged in then the same value is also in On battery. So I cannot set right for only when plugged. This must be a bug either in my setup or in Freya. ...
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How to install elementary in a UEFI ASUS system? [closed]

Please somebody share the installation procedure for UEFI system ASUS. I am not able to install grub.
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How to automatically switch to connected Bluetooth headset and enable A2DP mode? [closed]

Default state: Enable bluetooth Connect to paired bluetooth headset Sound > Output > "Device for sound output" remains "Speakers - Built-in Audio" Switch "Device for sound output" to bluetooth ...
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wingpanel crashing after update

Right now my UI is without wingpanel. I using stable ppa. Log:- $ wingpanel [_LOG_LEVEL_INFO 23:17:05.546919] Application.vala:155: Wingpanel version: 0.3.0.2 [_LOG_LEVEL_INFO 23:17:05.546998] ...
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How to set the terminal to “always on top” in elementary OS?

I am trying to keep pantheon-terminal always on top. I installed gnome terminal also but I cant find any option to keep always on top.

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