An Ubuntu-based operating system featuring the Elementary theme and the Pantheon desktop environment. Be aware that Elementary OS is off-topic, for such ask in Unix & Linux.

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Black screen even with live CD [on hold]

I'm a little baffled here. All of a sudden, my elementary OS laptop went totally black. I see the EFI boot manager, so I know the display is working. However, when it boots it just goes black. I've ...
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Ubuntu shaky display problem

Good afternoon, I recently got the lenovo y70 touch laptop and got it ready for Linux, however, Ubuntu has a display problem where the screen looks like it's shaking or tearing, I've tried nvidia ...
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Is installing a different distro over ubuntu on a dualboot system possible? Or deleting partition necessarily?

I run a dualboot with ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. I messed up the ubuntu and now I'm going to install elementary OS instead of ubuntu. I wounder how I should do it in the easiest way possible ...
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Desktop shortcuts in Elementary OS [migrated]

Is there any way to have files in desktop in Elementary luna OS. I have checked and tried installing tweak but couldn't move the files to desktop. Hope you guys can help me Thank you
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How to fix the window of Audience video player in Ubuntu?

I have used elementary OS in the past and wanted to keep an eye on its light but interesting video player Audience, and test it in Ubuntu, as indicated in this post. But after installing it, its ...
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VirtualBox & Ubuntu: Size on disk not updating

I have a Linux VM on which had a maximum VDI virtual size of 8GB but now has a max VDI virtual size of 80GB (changed using VBoxManage in my host OS). However when I use gparted in the VM, I can only ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and elementary?

I want to dual boot Ubuntu and elementary on the same drive, but keep the home, swap, and boot partitions separate. Will this prevent applications from accessing the other OS (I want to isolate ...
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Disable ASPM with UEFI [migrated]

Is it possible to send a boot parameter similar to pcie_aspm=off when only using UEFI boot? I've installed ElementaryOS Freya Beta 1, without the GRUB boot loader, everything works, but I've been ...
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LIBJPEGTURBO_6.2 not found (required by cjpeg)

OS: Elementary OS Freya (based on 14.04 LTS) I installed the following: libjpeg62 libjpeg62-dev libjpeg-progs libjpeg-turbo-progs When I run cjpeg, I get the following error: cjpeg: ...
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Dual Boot Menu Missing - Can't open Luna [closed]

I'm certain that I correctly installed Elementary Luna OS alongside Vista, but my computer doesn't seem to recognize it. There is no dual boot menu, and when I press F12 or F8 during start up, I ...
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Ubuntu, ElementaryOS and Windows Grub Broken

The other day, I decided that, in addition to Ubuntu, I'd like to try ElementaryOS. So, I made another partition, and installed on that partition (sda5). In the installer, there was a box that said to ...
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How to ban icons from desktop?

After using ElementaryOS I am back on Ubuntu. In eOS one of the features are "no desktop icons" and "no rightclick option on desktop" and i prefer that setting, its simple and lightweight and I dont ...
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Dropbox installation Froze

I have recently moved from the windows world to the Linux world. This was because since the last update I've been getting DBS (Death Blue Screen), tried to fix this issue but there isn't any available ...
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Add and Remove a Shortcut on Applications Tab and Dock [closed]

this would have connection with Ubuntu since i am using ElementaryOS Freya, given that i am new to Linux OS, i am wondering two things: How can i make Application Shortcuts, just like on Windows ? i ...
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How to install elementary-xfce theme

i am trying to make xubuntu 14.04 to look like elementary os. I have found this repo https://github.com/shimmerproject/elementary-xfce, but have no idea how to actually apply this theme to my system. ...
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login problems. passwords are correct but not accepted

I have 3 users with password (2 are admin), and one guest user without password. Passwords are correct as I can go to terminal from login screen and I already checked all work fine. I can not log in ...
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How can I get nvidia-settings to load at start up?

I know there are other questions on this topic, but I can't seem to find any answers regarding my specific problem. I am setting my monitor to 144Hz in the nvidia settings. I know that those settings ...
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Elementary os BIOS entry still there, after installing and deleting eOS Fraya beta

Ok, so I wanted to test elementary os Freya beta for a couple of days. Since I have SSD, I wanted to test it on it, not a live USB(slower). So I resized my Ubuntu partition, created a new one, and ...
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ubuntu 14.04 and elementary desktop

Got stuck, hints welcome: ~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/stable More info: https://launchpad.net/~elementary-os/+archive/ubuntu/stable Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel ...
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“Wifi disabled by hardware switch” on desktop

I just installed elementaryOs on one of my old computers and can't get the wifi working. The network-manager (GUI) shows both installed cards (Atheros AR9227 and Ralink 802.11g) but claims that both ...
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Misaligned titlebar icons in Google Chrome

I had installed Pantheon desktop on my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 using the elementary os ppas. However, that messes up with the title bar in Google Chrome, as the snapshot shows. The problem persists even ...
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Error Installing Libatlas [closed]

I am trying to install libatlas on my system Elementary Luna OS using the steps given here Since I can not add a comment there, I have to ask this here. I get the following error on trying this ...
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How to remove -Virtualbox text

I installed Elementary Os in Virtualbox, and when i open a terminal, my current user looks like: cypher@cypher -Virtualbox:~$ My question is, how do i remove the -Virtualbox text, is there a way ...
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Why ubuntu distribution? [closed]

Why other distributions such as mint, elementary,... wait always ubuntu to release, so they could release their own distributions?
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Can't update and can't install any package - files list file for package 'libatk-adaptor' is missing final newline

Whenever I try to install any package I receive this error 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 124 not upgraded. Need to get 19.6 kB of archives. After this operation, 81.9 kB of ...
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some Nepomuk has randomly installed itself

I found that some Nepomuk package was installed without I even notice. Do you know why this happens? I read some other similar cases. This is an extract of my cat /var/log/apt/history.log. It seems ...
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Confused about app icons folders

Actually, there are at least 4 or 5 folders where icons are stored! I'm confused. I never liked those linux folders organization when you are the only, and begginer user. I would like to change/add ...
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Maya Calendar from Elementary OS on Ubuntu

The Maya Calendar from Elementary OS seems really nice: Has anyone been able to run it on Ubuntu ? Is it available on some repository ? After installing the dependencies, I only get a ton of error ...
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Difference between user account and guest account [closed]

I have a rather ancient computer (pentium 4 with a really awful monitor) that I have been running the Ubuntu inspired Elementary OS for the past year or so flawlessly. For some reason yesterday when ...
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Cannot set other resolution at VirtualBox guest: Elementary OS

I've installed VirtualBox and also the extras that are posted here in other questions. But I haven't managed to set a higher resolution. The only ones that are available are: 1024x768 800x600 As ...
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ElementaryOS Ubuntu Theme

I'm trying to get the GTK theme that ElementaryOS uses working on Ubuntu 14.04 but the theme is not looking the way it should. This is how it looks: Rather than how it is supposed to look. What ...
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How do I root my LG Optimus F3 on Linux? [closed]

Also, can someone please tell me where to find the linux drivers for my phone, so that I can root my phone? Do I even need a specific set of drivers if I am running linux? I am using Elementary OS ...
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Ubuntu showing Old Gui [closed]

I was trying to install DraftSight and It was showing some error. So to solve that error I installed the following two packages using this command sudo apt-get install ia32-libs libglib2.0-dev ...
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PATH variable is reseting itself

Every time I close my terminal and reopen it, simples command(e.g. ls) doesn't work. It shows the following error, irfan@irfan-Y500-Elementery:~$ ls Command 'ls' is available in '/bin/ls' The ...
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after installing elementary os switchboard doesn't have several plugs [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 (luna didn't recognize my wifi nor my ethernet) and then installed pantheon desktop on top, I'm very happy with it... but My switchboard have just a few settings... Anybody ...
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How to downgrade gtk+ easy

I have elementary os installed (based on ubuntu 12.04, gtk+ v.3.4.2). I upgraded to gtk+ 3.6.1 using PPA. After using it I found a lot of inconsistencies in the interface... Can you help me to ...
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I can not change the BIOS to boot with flash drive

Help me, guys! I can not change the BIOS to boot with flash drive. I change in the BIOS the USB to first, but when i reboot the laptop, just the windows starts. I need help! Sorry for the bad english. ...
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Nvidia-331 Nvidia-Settings Installation Error [duplicate]

nroot@MS-1762:~$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 [sudo] password for nroot: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation fails

I am trying to install elementaryOS on my lenovo u410, although the same problem appears on ubuntu 12.04 too. The installation works fine, I can choose partitions, create a user and so on, but finally ...
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Minimal Ubuntu Elementary OS Port [closed]

Can anyone help in creating a Ubuntu with the following packages. Desktop Environment :Pantheon GTK Theme :eGTK Icon Theme :Moka Icon Theme Terminal :Pantheon-Terminal Settings :Switchboard File ...
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How can I migrate from ElementaryOS to Ubuntu 13.10?

I've been using ElementaryOS for a while now, but I want to try gnome shell 3.10 an from what I've read is required to have installed ubuntu 13.10 and since elementary is based on 12.10 I wont be able ...
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Assign Spyder to open python files by default [closed]

I'm using elementary OS which has as a base Ubuntu 12.04. I have both Canopy and Spyder installed to manage my python files. When I installed Canopy it set itself as the default app to open files ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu over Elementary OS on an EFI system?

First, a bit of background. I managed to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows 8(preinstalled). I disabled secure boot. I had to go in the bios settings and change the disk order to select Ubuntu as the ...
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Triple boot Windows 7, Ubuntu, and Elementary OS Luna

I want to try Elementary OS using a real installation (not via a VM). I currently have a dual boot set-up already with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Is it possible to do so? If so, please help me with ...
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custom .desktop entry to launch Minecraft not working

I have made a Minecraft.desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications/ that reads as follows: [Desktop Entry] Name=Minecraft Comment=Play this game in OpenJDK Java 7 Runtime Exec=minecraft ...
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two boot loaders. want the original one

I just installed elementary OS to my PC alongside with Ubuntu 13.04. sdb1 - Ubuntu sdb4 - eOS My problem is that Ubuntu's grub has been overwritten.. and the new one boots by default into eOS. How ...
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How to modify the title bar in elementary desktop?

I installed Elementary desktop in Ubuntu 12.04. but for some reason the title bar retains the theme of Ubuntu. any advice for this? Can it can be changed?
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make slingshot-launcher run in fullscreen mode on Xubuntu

Here's what I got cooking on Xubuntu 12.04 SLINGSHOT LAUNCHER for precise elementary-daily ppa but it runs in a mini mode on the upper left of the screen. Installing gala or mutter did not get it ...
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Is there any way to run doom on ubuntu? [closed]

I want to run doom on my elementary OS (ubuntu derivative), any ideas on how could i do it?
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Why I can't run Slingshot-Launcher application? [closed]

I installed slingshot-launcher_0.0.1~pre-0~48~natty1_i386 and everything works though it is a little slow. When I run slingshot from terminal I get the next two errors: (slingshot:1562): Critical : ...