Questions tagged [20.04]

Ubuntu 20.04, also known as Focal Fossa, is an LTS version released on 23rd April 2020. Will go End Of Life (EOL) April 2025. Only use this tag if your question is version-specific. Don't use this to file bugs!

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Ubuntu 18.04 -> 20.04 alt-tab gets slow / laggy after a while

I recently updated to 20.04 LTS from 18.04 LTS. When my system is up for like a day, alt-tab starts to lag. Not the window switcher panel, but when I select the window I want and release keys, it ...
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Natural scrolling setting get reset

I'm using bluetooth mouse A4Tech BT-630 in Ubuntu 20.04. Each time I go afk the mouse goes to sleep and when I click any mouse button to wake it up the natural scrolling setting I've set previously is ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 desktop icons keep moving

My Desktop icons keep toggling between these two types of arrangement (image attached): I can't really tell what triggers the toggle. It seems like the first type occurs after logging in, and then it ...
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Enable Sticky Edges Ubuntu 20.04

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 and i can't find any way to enable Sticky Edges, what i want is for the cursor to briefly stop on the edge before crossing over to the second monitor i don't know ...
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Pairing Apple AirPods Pro as headset on Ubuntu 20.04

On my Lenovo ThinkPad P1 and Ubbuntu 20.04, after paring my Apple AirPods Pro, it is detected as Headhpones: Airpods Pro pairing details Thus, no microphone is reported as an input for Sound settings: ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: Screen freezes after login when waking laptop up from suspend

I have got a new Entroware Apollo with Ubuntu 20.04 pre-installed. I have had an occasional but not infrequent issue of my computer screen freezing after login when it is woken up but have no issues ...
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Night Light not working in Ubuntu 20.04

Today I realized that Night Light stopped working in my machine. When I try to set it up, nothing happens. See attached gif: I am not sure what's causing it to fail. I don't know if there are any ...
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Evolution Calendar sometimes has error 403 with my Google Calendar?

So this problem never appeared before this started happening like 1 week ago. Sometimes I get an Error 403 when syncing to the Google Calendar and Google tasks, but this only happens with the Ubuntu ...
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App indicator icons too small after update to Ubuntu 20.04

After updating to Ubuntu 20.04, app indicators became very small, and now when an app like Telegram has notifications, they are just overlapping the whole icon. Is there a way to adjust this manually? ...
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Ubuntu 20.04, on-screen keyboard not showing when using touchscreen on LENOVO YOGA 500

Well, the title says it. I have a Lenovo yoga 500, recently updated to 20.04. When I was on 19.10, the keyboard used to show automatically when I touch a textbox. However, now it won't open, unless I ...
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Need to Click Connect Multiple Times in Order to Connect Bluetooth 20.04

I am able to successfully pair and connect to Bluetooth devices, but when I connect my headphones to my phone and then attempt to reconnect back to my computer, it initially fails. This is the switch ...
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NVIDIA On-Demand: run specific applications on dGPU

I enabled the new "NVIDIA On-Demand" option in the NVIDIA X Server Settings. Now everything uses the iGPU by default, which should be better for battery life (at least, that's what I'm hoping for). I'...
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Nvidia Settings not saving in ubuntu 20.04 after reboot

So I have two monitors secondary one of which I rotate to the left and use nvidia settings but does not save those settings after reboot I have tried saving the x config file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 zsys snapshot management unclear

I have been looking for any useful documentation for zsys. In particular. I'd like to know if there is a policy for removing old snapshots and if there is a way to tweak it. I'd like to know ...
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20.04 No Bluetooth found - rfkill won't list bluetooth but /init.d/bluetooth status shows its running

Issue: I'm running a dual boot installation of Ubuntu 20.04 in a HP SPECTRE 360. It has an Intel Wireless-AC 9462 wireless card that drives both WiFi and Bluetooth included. The problem is that ...
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Ubuntu 20.4 update broke my Nvidia 460 driver config

It was working perfectly before. (Previous updates had broken it, like every 3 months, but it could be fixed by making sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall work after "fighting" with removing old ...
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Getting stuck on a glitch that looks like a combo of show applications and the activities screen

If I click the super key (the one with windows symbol on it), or super A or I click on the 9 dotted square for show applications, I get stuck in a screen that is a combination of show applications and ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 unable to mark as star to few file and folder

I am able to mark as star "*" to a directory: But, I am not able to mark any subdirectory and another file inside the parent directory: I have checked for permissions: both parent and ...
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How do I fix poor performance in Matlab with an AMD R5 M330 GPU?

I've just upgraded to ubuntu 20.04 from 19.10. The "problem" is while checking that the programs that I use daily are working, I find that Matlab gives me this error javax.media.opengl....
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Bluetooth pairing problems Ubuntu 20.04: Failed to pair: org.bluez.Error.AuthenticationRejected

Installed today Ubuntu 20.04 on my Laptop on a second partition. Unfortunately my Bluetooth suddenly stopped its service and won't connect to my Mouse and Keyboard. I tried this here and also tried to ...
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How to create .tar.gz from right-click compress menu in Gnome?

I am using the default Gnome desktop on Ubuntu 20.04. When I right-click on a file or folder and click on "Compress", I am given the option of .zip, .tar.xz, and .7z, but not .tar.gz (or any other ...
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20.04 restart frozen gnome

With fresh-installed 20.04 sometimes I get almost completely frozen GUI. Almost completely -- I mean I can not do Alt+F2 and r. And while the mouse pointer still moves, the system does not respond to ...
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Keyboard not working on desktop in Ubuntu 20.04

Since upgrading to LTS 20.04 I noticed that the keyboard does not work in the desktop. Except for the desktop, the keyword is working perfectly. For example, I cannot open a file by clicking it (with ...
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Nautilus not starting promptly

Rarely but very annoyingly Nautilus will stop responding from the Launcher. I have experienced this on two very different machines: a rack server (dual SSD, RAID 1, 8 real threads) as well as a ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 system freezes [drm:intel_pipe_update_end [i915]] *ERROR* Atomic update failure on pipe A

My Ubuntu 20.04 system has been affected by occasional freezes (~ each 1-2 days) which completely blocks any interaction (not even REISUB works) and requires pressing on the power button to restart ...
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snd_pcm_avail() returned a value that is exceptionally large

I installed for the first time Ubuntu on my Thinkpad xCarbon x1 2019 a month ago. Since I installed, I am facing random crashes of Ubuntu, and after a lot of time watching the log cause I found the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 top bar text disappearing - system starts lagging a lot

I would like to know if anyone has a clue about what may be causing my top bar + sidebar text disappearing after longer uptime (few hours). System also becomes very laggy, display (except of cursor) ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 | Any way to get rid of “systemctl suspend” and start using “s2ram” globally?

After days trying to fix suspend issues in my laptop. I would like to get rid of the Ubuntu suspend system and completely replace it with "S2RAM". So basically when I press the Power button, the ...
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Mostly unable to boot when [ ***] A start job is running for… FOREVER!

A mostly clean install of Ubuntu 20.04 occasionally boots quickly and flawlessly, but almost always hangs during boot. Sometimes it will boot 1 out of 3 times, other times I reboot 10+ times, spending ...
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Snap Store does not show categories [Ubuntu 20.04]

I upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to 20.04 and when I open Snap Store it does not show Categories of apps nor all the installed apps in the distro (reinstalling the snap store did not correct the issue)...
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ZFS doesn't allow me to follow kernels with updates

I installed ubuntu 20.04 sometime in june. by now I'm updated to ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS there's been a few kernel updates. end everytime I run updates Zsys tries to put new kernel version as the first ...
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Firefox 89.0 on Ubuntu - poor performance

I've clean install of Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, and Firefox 89.0. Performance of Firefox is very poor, you can see that even when scrolling simple pages, it looks like there are just 10 FPS. I know that FF ...
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Issues in 20.04 with KDE/Plasma and nvidia cards

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, all up to date, with KDE/Plasma and nvidia Quadro P620 card. I have two monitors set up with two DELL U2717D monitors. NVIDIA Driver is 450.80.02 My computer is always ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Laptop internal keyboard and touchpad no longer work

A few weeks ago, I updated 18.04 through 19.04 to 20.04 on my Acer laptop. Everything was fine. A few weeks later, without having done any major update or operation I can remember, I booted up to find ...
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I cannot move multiple files by drag and drop method

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. My problem is when I want to move some files to another place, I'm selecting files then trying to move but the selections disappearing and this way I can move only one ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 does not login with Xorg

The login on my Ubuntu 20.04 suddenly stopped working. After entering the password, it get stuck at a purple screen with the mouse pointer. This is not a fresh install and it was working ok until past ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 20 on laptop with windows 10 and NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2080

I have laptop with NVidia Geforce RTX 2080 and Windows 10 installed, and I would like to install second OS, latest Ubuntu 20, but I am not able. Black Screen after launching Grub option "Ubuntu&...
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How to detect headset sound output and mic input for ALC1220 (asus x570-i motherboard) for Sennheiser HD 450BT headphones?

I just recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a new desktop and making the jack connection (with or without using a splitter) work for sound with mic seems impossible. I want to use my headphones to hear ...
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What is the state of aptX in Ubuntu 20?

Over the last years I have followed the development around low latency and high quality codecs on bluetooth headphones. To be short: They are popular and the most used codec seems to be aptX. That ...
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Qualcomm QCA6174 - Wifi Unstable - Dell XPS 13 9380 - Ubuntu 20.04 Focal

I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed on Dell XPS 13 9380 (Service Tag: 8SGZPV2) with Qualcomm QCA6174 wifi chip. Every 2-5 minutes, the wifi signal drops off then comes back online after a few seconds. This ...
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Dragging from Gnome's Google Drive broken

Dragging from Gnome's Google Drive to firefox creates reference to extensionless temporary file. Copying works correctly. Is there a solution to this? Ubuntu 20.04
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Fractional scaling flameshot screenshot problem 20.04

I have 2 monitors: one 2560x1440 and one 1920x1080. The 2560 one is at 125% scaling, the other one at 100%. I've set up flameshot as my screenshot software. When I try to make a screenshot, the first ...
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Laptop brightness issue in ubuntu 20.04

I am unable to reduce Laptop brightness in Ubuntu 20.04 after upgrading. Installed brightness-controller to adjust brightness but still unable to adjust the brightness. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:...
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Can't physically turn-off built in display

TLDR; Is it possible to physically turn off a built in display for a laptop so a docking station could utilise all available display outs. I am struggling to physically turn-off a laptops built in ...
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Preview like sushi for Kubuntu

I'm installing a Kubuntu 20.04 LTS system on a notebook and searching for a fast previewer like gnome-sushi (more). Using this extension allows you to select a file in Nautilus, hit the spacebar and ...
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Kobo Aura One reader USB device not recognised in Ubuntu 20.04

I recently updated to Ubuntu 20.04 (linux 5.4.0-31-generic) on three separate machines (One Ubuntu Mate, two Lubuntu) and my two Kobo ereaders are not recognised as devices. They are not even seen as ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: my google account calendars have disappeared from GNOME calendar

Not sure if the same problem as here. I have made a fresh installation of Ubuntu 20.04 and added my Google accounts in the Online Accounts of the Settings app. At the beginning I could perfectly see ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 / 20.04 webcam crashing

This is a follow up of this question: Merlin U740 USB 2.0 camera not working Basically I have Merlin U740 USB 2.0 camera. I managed to make it work on Ubuntu 18.04 and it was working well until I ...
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4 pin jack not detecting microphone on Ubuntu

Please do not mark this as a duplicate as no posted solution has resolved this issue. Issue: My machine (Asus GL502VM) is only able to detect an output device but no input device from my headset (...
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What package to install only the docker client (without engine) in Focal Fossa 20.04?

I've noticed that Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) comes with the latest docker engine ready to be installed. On may/2020 if you do: # apt update # apt install -y docker.io you get docker version 19.03.8 ...

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