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Support for ARM processors and Raspberry Pi?

There are currently no ARM images you can download from elementary. However, we do build armhf packages in our stable and os-patches repositories. This means you could theoretically attempt installing ...
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How do I install the latest Intel Linux Graphics?

You don't need to manually install Intel drivers. elementary already provides the latest Intel driver that will work correctly with the rest of the hardware stack. The Intel driver installer from 01....
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What are the minimum hardware requirements to run elementary OS?

Recommended System Specifications Recent Intel i3 or comparable dual-core 64-bit processor 4 GB of system memory (RAM) Solid state drive (SSD) with 15 GB of free space Internet access 1024×768 ...
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Does elementary 0.4 loki supports 32-bit?

No, there is no 32-bit iso. Only 64bit.
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The Cursor Mouse disappears after Lock

A temporary solution is - Go to tty1 with CTRL + ALT + F1 then get back to desktop with CTRL + ALT + F7
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When upgrading hardware, do I need to reinstall elementary OS for hardware recognition?

The only main issue : your video graphic card. If you want to change your graphic card, do not forget to uninstall your driver.
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Does freya support Intel Skylake CPUs?

Please define "supports" :) I'm writing this on my new Dell Precision 5510 featuring an Intel i7-6820hq (Skylake chipset), running elementaryOS 0.3.2 (Freya). My only kernel related issue has been the ...
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How can I enable multi-touch gestures on a laptop trackpad?

Be aware that the input stack simply does not support multitouch trackpads right now. You can interpret or simulate gesture support using things like touchegg, but you won't be able to get 1:1 finger ...
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Loki, additional hardware

In the terminal: sudo apt install software-properties-gtk after install -> software-properties-gtk Info retrieved from -> https://askubuntu.com/questions/441415/what-has-jockey-been-replaced-with-...
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Does elementary 0.4 loki supports 32-bit?

There is no official 32 bit elementary ISO but you can get quite close to the official experience by doing the following: Install Ubuntu 16.04. Add the elementary PPAs: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:...
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How can I get my hardware working in Elementary?

Missing panels in Switchboard doesn't really have anything to do with hardware. Most likely, you've installed some third party software, possibly from a third party PPA that conflicts with Switchboard....
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When upgrading hardware, do I need to reinstall elementary OS for hardware recognition?

No, not usually. I have switched hard disks between different machines more than once, and that shouldn’t be a problem. The only thing to make sure beforehand might be to see whether your new hardware ...
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How can I set the physical button to act as right click on an older MacBook?

elementary OS Loki uses a new input stack called LibInput, so previous methods of configuring the trackpad through the command line or config files may not work. By default, Loki should detect the ...
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How do the system requirements compare between elementary OS releases?

Support for the previous elementary OS release quickly wanes after the next's release, though the release's base Ubuntu is supported five years from its release (see this table). Loki (0.4) Based on ...
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How can I turn off hardware acceleration in epiphany?

Hardware acceleration can be disabled by setting an environment variable. Run it from the terminal like this: $ WEBKIT_DISABLE_COMPOSITING_MODE=1 epiphany See https://trac.webkit.org/wiki/...
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BCM43142 and linux kernel 4.15.0-24-generic

I had to download the package for 18.04LTS (https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/bcmwl-kernel-source) and install it using: sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source sudo dpkg -i bcmwl-kernel-...
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Sony Vaio VGN-FE41S (WebCam)

It seems like there are unclear copyright issues regarding the webcam firmware. Installing the firmware loader for cameras based on Ricoh R5U87x chipsets with the following steps may solve your ...
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Says laptop battery is 100% but its not completely

Calibrating the battery may help with this. To calibrate it you just need to fully charge it, then use it and discharge completely and charge it again til 100%. If you still experience the same issue ...
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What is wrong with my Mac?

On a 2008 MacBook Pro I would suspect a failing hard drive, or at least multiple bad blocks. The 2008 should have come with a bootable DVD. You can boot from that and run Disk Utility to check the ...
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How can I make the panel display a battery estimate for both batteries?

TEMPORARY SOLUTION: Actually, I just discovered that the external battery is being used first. It was a simple removal of external battery and checking what battery power is at and the putting in the ...
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How to select bluetooth dongle over internal bluetooth card

You can use a udev rule to disable a bluetooth controller. gksudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/81-bluetooth-hci.rules And paste the following in as one line SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="8087", ...
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How to log in into elementary using fingerprint scanner?

This is a known bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/pantheon-greeter/+bug/1437540 It seems that it will be fixed in Loki, as you cn see the state of the bug: A patch has being requested to merge...
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Will Elementary OS 32 bits performs better then 64 bits on Intel Atom N455 processor?

While it probably won't result in a noticeable difference, a 32 bit install will use slightly less RAM overall as the OS addresses it differently and you don't need to load both 32 and 64 bit ...
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Does elementary OS work on the Dell XPS 15?

I have installed eOS in my Dell XPS 15, Core i7, in dual boot with Windows 10. eOS works very, very fine, I can see all my files of Win 10, so only in a few times I boot in Windows. The system is up ...
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Create another partition

You have the partition, but you can't put files on it? You need to change the owner of the partition, like this: sudo chown YOURNAME:YOURNAME /path/to/your/partition For example, I had done this ...
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Install Loki in Pentium 4 machine

Loki (elementary OS 0.4) does not support 32-bit processors such as yours, but the previous version (Freya, 0.3) does. Still, I wouldn't expect it to run well since the processor is below system ...
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