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Installed fglrx from Software Center--screen goes black after login (monitor loses signal.) [closed]

I have elementary OS freya installed and updated--works great. Decided to try to fglrx from Software Center--kinda more glitchy than the open video drivers, but I wanted more FPS when playing online ...
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Why a whole operating system and not just a DE?

Why does elementary develop a whole operating system (OS)—i.e. a complete downloadable and installable disk image—rather than just creating a desktop environment (DE) for users to install ...
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How to fetch a project from launchpad

I would like to play a little bit with elementary programs. Could someone provide me a guide how to fetch a trunk from launchpad and run that trunk on my pc? I'm really a rookie in things like git. ...
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Determine base Ubuntu version

I'm trying to contribute with Docker's install script by providing auto distribution detection support for elementary OS, so, elementary OS users would be automatically detected when using Docker's ...
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Wireless Canon MG6250 printer not found

The Add Printer dialog under Printers is unable to find my Wireless Canon MG6250 printer. I know the IP address but still it's not detected. I can surf to the web-interface of the printer on the IP. ...
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How can I test the new indicators?

I saw the screenshots of new indicators in Daniel's Google+, how can I install them? Screenshots:
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No sound through headphones

My sound is broken and I have a hard time discerning if it's a hardware or software problem. At the moment, the speakers on my laptop work, as I can hear sound just fine when I watch a video. However,...
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Why don't clicks on links in Thunderbird automatically open my web browser? [closed]

Using elementary OS 0.3 Freya (64-bit). I use Chromium as my browser and Thunderbird as my e-mail client. When I click on a url in Thunderbird, I notice the url is passed to Chromium, but control isn'...
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Alt+drag stopped working. How can I restart a window manager?

All windows are still draggable using their headers, except for Firefox. Firefox lost its window decorations and can be neither dragged nor resized. Is it possible to restart a window manager and/or ...
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Can't mount Windows partition r/w anymore

After a recent crash (but recovery and correct reboot afterwards) of my Win8.1, Freya is no longer able to mount the NTFS partition. When I try that I get the error that Windows is in the suspended ...
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Which new features will Loki have? [closed]

I have heard something about the next release of elementary OS, named Loki. Which new features are planned and published yet? I have a new software center or elementary market in mind. Anything else? ...
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elementary OS Freya multimedia keys and Spotify

I was having issues with the 0.9 version of Spotify and switched to the 1.0 beta of Spotify. After that my multimedia keys on my keyboard don't work. I've reset the defaults of my org>gnome>settings-...
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How do I change the keyboard layout?

I would like to know how to change my keyboard from an English layout to a Portuguese (Brazil) layout.
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What's the difference between these two 'Hot corners' options?

I can see in 'Hot corners' two options which apparently seem equal. In Spanish these two are called: Ver todas las ventanas Mostrar todas las ventanas They are the third and second to last ...
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“apt-get upgrade” fails with errors (E: Encountered a section with no Package: header) and (W: Duplicate sources.list entry)

Distro: elementary OS Freya 0.3 (no modifications apart from installing bumblebee and proprietary video drivers) Laptop: MSI ghost GS60 2PC I have, for about the last month, been getting messages ...
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Win8.1 and Freya dual boot [duplicate]

Can someone please give me a detailed guide of how to install elementary os freya 64bit to dual boot alongside a preinstalled win8.1? I have a sony vaio TSeries laptop. I heard there are many issues ...
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Installing in UEFI mode

I'm having difficulties installing elementary OS Freya in UEFI mode. My BIOS supports both legacy and UEFI. With other Ubuntu distros my boot menu gives me the option to boot the live CD or usb using ...
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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 can I adjust individual icons in the Moka icon theme?

When adjusting the brightness or volume, the pop up on the top right has a white sun and audio icon, which makes it look invisible, as compared as the default, where the icons are black. Is there was ...
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How do I install Oracle Java JDK 8 on Freya?

How can I install JDK 8? Is it possible to install it from PPA?
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Can't uninstall Anything, how do I fix this?

I tried to uninstall Vivaldi Web Browser but I am getting this error: xdg-icon-resource: size argument must be numeric Try 'xdg-icon-resource --help' for more information. dpkg: error processing ...
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How to launch Screenshot by typing the PrintScreen key?

How do I change the behavior of the PrntScrn-key such that it launches the Screenshot application? The default behavior for the PrntScrn-key on my computer is to take a screen shot of the whole ...
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Turn off bluetooth by default on start up

When I boot my laptop, Bluetooth is on by default: Is it possible to set it to instead be off when I start up my laptop?:
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Use Alt + F4 to shut down elementary OS [duplicate]

I am afraid this would be hard to achieve however I'll try to ask. I was used from other systems like Windows or other distros that when you have multiple applications opened and you want to shutdown ...
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Can not mount old encrypted home partition

Computer: Acer Aspire 4752 Intel core i3-2330M, 6GB RAM,500GB HDD I had the 64-bit elementary OS Luna with the following disk partitions: /dev/sda1(400GB) as /home /dev/sda2(30GB) as /root /dev/sda3(...
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Why do I get differently styled menus in different applications?

I have been using elementary OS for a while and I have noticed there is slight difference in the styles of different Apps. For example the menu in Firefox is like this : Note: - I have configured ...
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How to change the language of the date-time in the login page?

I am a Malaysian and so my location is Malaysia but I want to change the language of the date-time in the login page to English instead of Malay? Any idea?
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How can I test the new “Open File” dialog? [closed]

How can I activate the new open file dialog in files? http://lmelinux.net/2015/05/05/new-open-file-dialog-coming-to-freya-soon/ As shown below:
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How do I fix having nothing but a blinking black screen after installation?

After installing elementary OS I rebooted the PC and saw blinking black screen. I tried Ctrl+Alt+F1, but it is not working. Even the flash drive with OS is not working.
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Visual problems after today's update (23 Jul 2015)

I have updated elementary OS one hour ago and I noticed really weird visual behavior with some elements. In Chrome, most of the times my context menu is black, but not always. When opening a new tab ...
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Sound icon problem [closed]

I have a problem with elementary OS Freya. My computer has one of its speakers broken, so I have the sound balance totally on one side. I can't modify the sound level trough notification area when I ...
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How can I make Chrome use the window button icons from the system style sheet?

How can I fix it ? Chrome button doesn't match the theme button
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Sound muted when system locked

The sound is automatically muted when the system is locked. How can I disable this feature?
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Wacom issues with the Fujitsu T4220 & T4210 Tablet PC [closed]

Could you guys take a look at the Wacom issues? On my Fujitsu T4220 & T4210 tablet PC the Wacom works great and the OS runs awesome; but when it comes back from sleep elementary OS says there is ...
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How Can I Disable Chrome's New User Menu?

I upgraded Google Chrome to version 44.0.2403.89 and now I see new user menu. Previously, there was a flag to disable it, but now there isn't. How can I remove this?
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How to change or remove keyrings on elementary OS

It always asks me to put a password in, but I think it is annoying: Is there a way to remove this? I tried resetting the system settings, but that didn't work, I also tried to find it, but everything ...
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How to backup and restore the system?

How can I make a backup of the system and then restore it, in case of serious damage or failure? This is possible after a failed experiment.
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Can I trust 'apt-get autoremove' to not make Freya useless?

Some time ago there was a very serious issue where using autoremove would render your system pretty much useless. This issue is marked as Fix released but just to be safe I'll ask here anyway. ...
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Volume of system gets muted automatically

My systems volume gets muted automatically when I plug in the headphones but works perfectly ok when they are unplugged. I am using elemantary OS. Please help me to sought out the problem.
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Cannot install VMware-Player-4.0.6-1035888.x86_64

I'd like to install VMware Player on Freya, but got the following error: sam@samlaptop:~/Downloads$ sudo ./VMware-Player-4.0.6-1035888.x86_64.bundle Extracting VMware Installer...done. Gtk-Message: ...
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How do I install and use custom fonts?

I am trying to use the FiraMono font. I downloaded the .otf files and saved it in the ~/.fonts directory and also ran fc-cache -vf ~/.fonts to update the cache. Now, when I open elementary tweaks, I ...
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Why isn't Files pinned to the dock by default?

It is usually one of the most important system applications (if not the most important one) in an operating system, so it seems logical to me to have it pinned to the dock (plank) every time. I was ...
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Did I just destroy my Freya?

I was having some trouble with R so I thought I'd just remove it and re-install it. So I did: sudo apt-get remove r-base* and mindlessly hit return (why??). I sat there as my system was immediately ...
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How can I stop my mouse double-clicking when I only click once?

Mostly a single click will act like two clicks. For example: I want to go back one page on a web-browser but go back two or I have word processor open and want to open the drop down menu to change ...
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Adobe Flash Plugin Vulnerable

I'm having trouble with the Adobe Flash Plugin. Firefox, with which I substituted Midori, blocks it. I have tried to re-install it from the software center, I have installed flashplugin-installer, I ...
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Nitroshare loads, but icon doesn't appear in the menu bar

I installed NitroShare on this Freya-running laptop and a Windows desktop. The Windows version works like a charm, but the one on the laptop... Well, not so much. I know for a fact, that the program ...
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Freya sluggish on Mac Mini late 2009 (geforce 9400)

Freya is kind of sluggish on my Mac mini late 2009: core 2 duo, 8 GB of ram, SSD disk & gforce 9400. I am experiencing a ~1 sec delay to focus windows and when I click on apps buttons. Also the ...
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QtCreator crashes X.org [closed]

Sometimes when a I run an app from QtCreator (version 3.4.2) the system freezes. I can move the mouse (it moves the cursor slowly and in small jumps) but I cannot do anything else. It's not even ...
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Installing on Giada MiniPC - blank desktop!

The issue is as simple as that. I tried installing elementary OS on a Virtual Machine inside my Windows 8.1 installation and went "great"(meaning there was the usual Linux/VirtualBox issues but it ...
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Adjust brightness on 2nd display?

On my laptop I can adjust the brightness just fine, however I am unable to (or at least unable to find the way to) adjust the brightness on my 2nd display. When I have my dual display connected and I ...

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