Mike Wild
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Update with terminal instead of AppCenter
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elementaryOS natively supports two different packaging formats, deb packages and Flatpaks. The system's deb packages are managed via the Aptitude package manager while Flatpaks are maintained ...

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Elementary OS on Intel Atom?
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Unfortunately elementary OS 0.4 Loki requires a 64-bit CPU, however the Atom N270 is 32-bit. All of the Loki packages are only bit for 64-bit, so installing Ubuntu and then adding the elementary repos ...

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How to play a DVD on Loki?
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Since Ubuntu 15.10, libdvdcss (the package required for CSS decryption) is installed as part of the libdvd-pkg package, with no additional steps required. sudo apt install libdvd-pkg The default ...

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How can I install gazette in elementary OS 0.4 Loki?
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The PPA you are trying to install Gazette from has not been updated to include a build for Loki (Ubuntu Xenial). It appears that the Gazette project does not offer prebuilt binaries, so your only ...

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Too long to power up
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This is a bug with DBus - see the answer I posted here. Essentially DBus is preventing everything from starting up, so until that's fixed you need to rename the file causing issues: sudo mv /etc/...

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Desktop takes forever to load after restart
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This is a known bug in dbus. There is an upstream fix but unfortunately it hasn't made its way into elementary yet (apparently the fix is in staging, so it should appear soon). I think the related ...

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Error in lollypop music player
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Unfortunately the author of the PPA you are using hasn't built Lollypop for Ubuntu 14.04 (which is what Freya is based on), which is why you are getting an error saying the package could not be ...

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Completly empty terminal screen
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What a strange problem. I'm not sure if such a thing is possible, but perhaps your user does not have a shell associated with it (for whatever reason). The first port of call should be to check ...

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I just installed elementary OS. How do I make a bootable USB drive to install it?
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This is covered in the elementary guide. Open UNetbootin from the Dash. It will open a window like the one below: Select "Diskimage" Click "…" to select the ISO that you downloaded previously. ...

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How to upgrade to a newer version of elementary os?
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apt dist-upgrade does not upgrade your system to a different release, rather it upgrades existing packages, and installs any new dependencies which may be required by these packages. See my answer ...

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Why is videos color scheme different
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To expand on Peter's answer, many GTK+ themes (elementary included) have a dark variant which can be enabled for any GTK+ application by setting Gtk.Settings.get_default ()....

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Newer version of Filezilla on Elementary
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Loki removed the ability to install from PPAs out-of-the-box. You can restore this functionality by installing the software-properties-common package and then adding the PPA as before. sudo apt ...

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How do I change desktop + login background using terminal WITHOUT root permissions?
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Hopefully someone can answer with the correct way to do this via gsettings, but under the hood the wallpaper contract is actually provided by a handy script called set-wallpaper. The following will ...

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Cumulus not working on elementary os loki
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I'm not sure how you installed it, but it looks like you are missing the python-gobject package which is used by Python to interact with GTK. You can install it with sudo apt install python-gobject.

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Trying to install rofi
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Your issue is that the GNOME Testing PPA you have installed (ricotz/testing) wants to provide its own version of libxkbcommon which doesn't meet the requirements for rofi. Assuming you're using Loki ...

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Where to find about arguments/options of Pantheon Terminal?
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There is a handy manpage for Terminal: $ man pantheon-terminal NAME pantheon-terminal - Modern terminal emulator from elementary project Pantheon Terminal is a beautiful and ...

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How can I Change VSCODE sidebar font
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VS Code is an Electron app (built using web technologies), as opposed to a native app (using GTK). I don't believe you have any control over the fonts beyond whatever settings Microsoft have exposed ...

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Unable to install uberwriter
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UberWriter does not support Ubuntu 16.04 (upon which elementary is based), thus the command to add the PPA fails. You may however install it from source with the following: Install pre-requisite ...

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"You need 220 M on disc /boot" What I have to do?
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You haven't allocated enough space for your boot partition (where the kernel goes). Boot into a live session with the elementary installer, and then follow this tutorial to shrink your root ...

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How can I configure the camera app to disable mirroring?
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Unfortunately, the Camera app is hardcoded to always flip video. It utilises GStreamer's videoflip filter with a hardcoded value for the flip method. If you must use the Camera app, you can disable ...

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Elementary OS on a homemade pc build
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The answer to this question is it depends. If you are running Loki, the kernel isn't all that old. Provided you aren't using anything really exotic, Linux typically supports most desktop hardware. I ...

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Will there be elementary OS 5.0
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Development for elementary 0.5 will be happening in the future series on Launchpad, however currently there are no changes, only bug reports (not surprising given that elementary 0.4 was only released ...

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No password change with encrypted home folder
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I encountered the same problem the other day. To update your encryption passphrase to match your login password, you need to use the ecryptfs-rewrap-passphrase command. There is a more detailed answer ...

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Login redirects back to login screen
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Answering my own question here. This looks to be a bug with System Settings. To fix the issue, I needed to drop into a bash prompt (press Alt + F1 at the login screen), log in as myself. And then did ...

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Getting errors when trying to run sudo apt-get update
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The elementary PPAs use the underlying Ubuntu release names rather than the elementary release name (see here). For some reason your system is trying to fetch packages from http://ppa.launchpad.net/...

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Loki - How do I install just Places folder of Icon Theme?
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The Gnome Icon Theme Specification lists the option for one icon theme to inherit some properties from another, specifically: If an icon name is not found in the current theme, it is searched for ...

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how to define a grid and snap windows to it?
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This is generally a feature associated with a tiling WM. Gala is a floating WM and does not support anything more advanced than window snapping. An alternative would be to 'fake' tiling features ...

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How to publish on elementary os app center
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This question has already been asked here. I gather app publishing on App Center will be done through Houston, which is currently still under development. Blake Kostner, the Houston developer, ...

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