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Multiple password prompts on resume from sleep: "Authentication is required to refresh system sources"

Update: Should be fixed in the AppCenter 1.2 update, but try the following if it persists: I haven't had this issue since I disabled the AppCenter from running in the background. To kill AppCenter ...
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Multiple password prompts on resume from sleep: "Authentication is required to refresh system sources"

Its a bug, already reported: https://bugs.launchpad.net/appcenter/+bug/1617687 Im also affected, hope it will get fixed soon.
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Is there a pantheon-integrated encryption utility?

Use Gnome Encfs Manager. It's not an official elementary app, and it doesn't work from within Files, but it's worked really well for me. You can have the program launch at startup, or you can just ...
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How can I sign in with my fingerprint on Elementary OS 6 Odin?

The Elementary OS greeter has support for fprintd via PAM. First, install the required packages: sudo apt install libpam-fprintd Next, start fprintd if it's not yet started: sudo systemctl start ...
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New important security and hardware support update

There is no need for these changes to be made within Freya, as the update is being delivered via the update manager. You should upgrade there, or the correct way to upgrade to the Xenial Hardware ...
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Multiple password prompts on resume from sleep: "Authentication is required to refresh system sources"

Removing the App Center works for me. sudo apt purge appcenter You can always reinstall it later; after the problems are addressed maybe :).
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Is there a pantheon-integrated encryption utility?

Install seahorse and seahorse-contracts. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily sudo apt-get install seahorse seahorse-contracts I recommend you remove the daily repo after installation to ...
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How can I add / renew CA cert's which pantheon-files is using?

Get the CA which is missing. In my case:go to lets encrypt web site (or any other missing CA cert site). Copy the CA in PEM format (the format that has ----BEGIN CERTIFICATE---- in it) into /usr/local/...
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Will the Preferences URL Specification pose a security threat?

I have a strong feeling that this question comes from confusion about what the URL scheme is. The Preferences URL specification is only a way to open settings applications to the correct location. It ...
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Is it possible to disable password

The simplest way is to go into System Settings and User Accounts and set their account to log in automatically. Then go into Security & Privacy and uncheck "Lock on Sleep" and "Lock after screen ...
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System is unlocked on power up

If you go to System Settings -> User Accounts, and click your account, you'll see the option Log In automatically. Make sure it is disabled. NOTE: You'll need to click the button in order to make ...
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How to get username or password on elementary Os?

You can just hold down right-shift while booting, and select the second line "elementary OS … (recovery mode)" from the menu. After the boot, you can select "Drop to a root shell prompt" from the menu....
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I want to disable the crypto password when I switch on my laptop

It requires some effort to do it. A description of how to do it for Ubuntu can be found here. I think the steps are identical to elementary OS. The fastest way is most likely to backup your files and ...
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Did I install Firefox right and safely?

You actually did install Firefox the safe way inside the OS. However, you used the command line instead of a graphical frontend. So no worries, there is nothing wrong with your Firefox installation, ...
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What is the password to update the previous elementary to Loki?

Primeiro, a password deve ser a de um utilizador root/administrador. Segundo, a única forma de atualizar o Freya para o Loki é reinstalando o sistema. Alem disso, é impossível uma atualização ...
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On Juno, updates authentication dialog crashes on loop

On my Juno system: → ls -l /usr/lib/policykit-1/polkit-agent-helper-1 -rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 14328 gen 15 14:18 /usr/lib/policykit-1/polkit-agent-helper-1 → file /usr/lib/policykit-1/polkit-agent-...
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How do I get a vulnerability patch for sudo?

elementary OS Juno is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Any system update to core Ubuntu will have affect on elementary OS too. It means when Ubuntu 18.04 has been patched with latest sudo, it will be on ...
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Storing notes securely

There are quite a few password managers for linux. If you search on password in the App Center you'll see some good ones pop up. I use password gorilla myself. It's also cross platform (Mac and Win). ...
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Is it true that Elementry OS is quite vulnerable to Mass Surveillance programs like PRISM?

The Amazon shopping component has nothing to do with "PRISM" or other mass surveillance programs (though the amazon component of Ubuntu is hardly something I would call mass surveillance). But ...
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Forgot passphrase of an encrypted disk

At this point if you don't have really done any kind of customization, you might just reinstall the OS without the encryption.
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PGP Signatures of ISO Downloads?

elementary OS signs its distribution iso, cf. https://elementary.io/docs/installation#verify-your-download (for elementary OS 0.4 (loki) they used sha256sum) For older elementary versions you should ...
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How to auto login (straight to desktop without any password)

In the Settings app there is a User Accounts panel, which contains a "Log In automatically" toggle: Not sure whether the installer forces you to create a password, but it's important as a basic form ...
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After change Admin-PW I can't log in anymore

The screen shakes if the password is not O.k. So it is almost sure that you don't type the good password. This might be a typo or you might not have the same keyboard setting (e.g., German vs. US ...
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Freya security repositories turns to debian jessie

Click on "Applications" in the top-right corners and type "Language", this find the "Language & Region" settings. Open this and it will allow selecting French language in the left panel. This may ...
Tom Kelly's user avatar
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Why Can't I Log In to Gmail with Geary or Mail?

Had same problem with Opencart regarding this and using it as SMTP. Google Apps security settings needs changing to allow access!!
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Unable to boot elementary OS after new important security and hardware support update

Finally i have to do a fresh install. don't know what will happen when i upgrade to the Loki. I know this is not the best solution. but i mark this as "accepted". if anyone know how to ignore ...
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How to change password of /home folder encrypting?

Right. There is a bug (filed here) that changing your password while your encrypted home directory is mounted doesn't also change the encryption password of that encrypted directory. (It's possible ...
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New important security and hardware support update

This dialog isn't super clear, but installing will update elementary's base to Ubuntu LTS 14.04.5. It should be safe to click the "install" button, and when the installation is done, you shouldn't see ...
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New important security and hardware support update

I don't know exactly which is the impact of this update. But, today i clicked on button install to run the update and all is ok. Before updating my kernel is 3.19.0-66-generic and now is 4.4.0-34-...
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New important security and hardware support update

Ubuntu provides Hardware Enablement Stacks (HWE) for various kernels. The latest messages relate to a bunch of HWEs whose EOLs (End-of-long-term support??) ended of August 4, 2016. I've received the ...
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