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Issue in booting Windows 10 after installing Linux on a USB drive

I have recently installed elementary OS on a USB drive from a system running Windows 10, but I booted live from elementary OS DVD for installation purposes. Now every time I boot my PC without the ...
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Brightness control not working elementary os

Brightness control works perfectly on kubuntu, but not on elementary os. How to fix that? I've tried updating grub, but that's no working (tried =vendor, video, natural, none). Haven't tried updating ...
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How Can i fix this error when logging into elementary OS

I am getting the following error when I logging in to elementary OS. I remember i changed something in etc/environment for fixing some other issue after that i am facing this error.enter image ...
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ElementaryOS Grub issue Boot Repair failed

I'm trying to dual boot ElementaryOS alongside Windows 10 on a Lenovo Yoga. Previously I had Ubuntu 16 installed, and wanted to replace it with ElementaryOS. I ran the ElementaryOS installer through ...
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How can I access the files on my WD Cloud drive?

My WD Cloud drive network card broke. I removed the hard drive from the WD Cloud enclosure and put it in an external SATA drive housing. I am now connected to the HD via USB using Elementary OS ...
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How to allow a certain plugin in firefox to run in private mode using the command line

I'm currently improving my elementary OS setup scripts. I have one to setup firefox which also installs 3 plugins / extensions / addons - what ever you want to call them - unfortunately I only got it ...
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Is there a way to disable Secure Boot startup message?

So yesterday I disabled Secure Boot in order to run an undervolt software. I'm running Elementary OS on an Asus Q325UA laptop and when I reboot/cold start the system I get this message before the grub ...
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Changes made to Hosts file not working on linux (Elementary OS Juno)

I'm designing a website for a client who has his current websire running on Squarespace. The thing is I've done this before and to avoid putting his actual site down, I usually hack the hosts file ...
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Elementary OS (Ubuntu), Virtual Box -> Share www data between host and guest

please, can someone give here step by step solution to solve this request? I have home computer with Elementary OS and Virtual Box installed. I have a flash drive with virtual PC (Virtual Box) with ...
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Volume keys require shift to activate

Sometimes when I reboot my computer, my volume keys require the addition of shift to fully activate. I'm using a Purism Librem 13 V4, and running elementary OS Juno Linux. The volume keys are in a ...
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Installing r-base and RStudio on elementary os Juno

I have been trying to install r-base on elementary of Juno, but when I run sudo apt install r-base it is giving me an error E: Unable to locate package r-base. seeking for help!
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Dual booting Elementary OS with Windows 10 [HELP]

I have 2 SSDs in my laptop and I was wondering on how would the best and the fastest way to have them boot? For clarification, I wonder if I can be prompted at startup to choose which OS to boot ...
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wingpanel doesn't launch automatically, only manually and as admin

I'm using elementary os Juno. I wanted to recover the system tray icons. I installed the wingpanel-indicator-namarupa. It didn't work, actually i just lost my wingpanel. I uninstalled, and tried a ...
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error while loading shared libraries: libvtkRenderingOpenGL2-8.1.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I successfully built visit using the build_visit script from this page: https://wci.llnl.gov/simulation/computer-codes/visit/downloads and am trying to run it when I encounter this error. I am running ...
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Google Chrome 72 on Elementary (Ubuntu) - blurry fonts and ignoring system-wide font settings

I'm using Google Chrome 72 on Elementary OS. First of all, Chrome (and Chromium too) ignores font settings that are set system-wide (e.g. anti-aliasing and hinting which can be set for example from ...
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On Linux, screen sharing on Discord doesn't detect the other windows for sharing, just the entire desktop

I'm trying to screenshare with a friend but when I navigate to Application Window, they don't show up there screenshot I can share the whole desktop though. What could be causing this? I was using ...
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How can I prevent myself from booting a certain distro in some particular hours?

I have a dual boot setup: Manjaro KDE and Elementary OS. Let's say I'd like to prevent Manjaro KDE from booting at a certain time (for example between 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM) so that only Elementary OS ...
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Unable to bind ` to global shortcuts in Linux

I would like to use alt+` as a custom shortcut. However when I bind it to this shortcut it won't execute. As soon as I put it to another it works. Does Not Work alt+` Works alt+`
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Switch from Raid On to AHCI (and vice versa) on reboot via script

I currently have a system running Windows 10 and Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 18.04) in a dual boot configuration. The problem (more of an annoyance actually) is that Windows 10 uses Raid On and ...
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Elementary OS error with rc local orig No such file or directory

rc.local shows rm-fR /var/lib/apt/lists/* mv /etc/rc.local.orig /etc/rc.local exit 0 When ever I try to boot the system I get mv: cannot stat '/etc/rc.local.orig': No such file or directory Don't ...
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apt-get “Unable to locate package” with a glob

I'm trying to uninstall the Pantheon desktop. I use a star glob to uninstall all packages with a name that starts with "pantheon-". rolf@DRGMC01:~$ sudo apt-get remove pantheon-* Reading package ...
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Deleted Ubuntu partition. Now Windows nor Linux can start due to GRUB's normal.mod not found

I had Windows 10 and ElementaryOS Freya (Ubuntu 14.04) installed and both booting happily through GRUB. This is how my disks were set up: /dev/sda /dev/sda1 ntfs 420MB /dev/sda2 ntfs 210GB - ...
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Grub can't start windows

I have got a Mi notebook air. Windows was installed in UEFI mode, but linux installed in Legacy. now i can boot windows only via UEFI , and linux only via legacy. grub detecting windows, but can't ...
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Elementary OS Google Pinyin not showing up Japanese choice

I installed the Google Pinyin bundle altogether to the other necessary packages. Then, configured it correctly by choosing fcitx through the im-config. After rebooting the system the keyboard symbol ...
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HP Laptop built in bluetooth cant find headphones, but bluetooth usb can

I have a HP laptop (HP probook 4530s) that wont find my bluetooth headphone via the built in bluetooth device. I do have a usb bluetooth device that will pick up the headphones and will allow me to ...
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Why does Google Chrome freeze every time I upload a file?

Every time I upload a file to Google Chrome, the browser freezes. The file is uploaded, but I have to close Chrome and open again to see it. What is this bug? How can I solve it? PS: The browser ...
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Cross-building Godot Engine from Linux Mint to Elementary OS

I'm trying to build the Godot Engine on my desktop computer running Linux Mint, and then run it on my laptop running Elementary OS. The reason is that the official build of the Godot Engine doesn't ...
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Mfcuk tool not working properly

I recently managed to install libnfc. I wanted to test the tools mfoc and mfcuk, designed to obtain the keys of a NFC tag. Mfoc can retrieve all the keys only if it knows at least one key, Mfcuk can ...
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Not Able to boot in to Elementary OS

I am having lenovo G 505 Laptop with preinstalled windows 8. i installed elementary os after recreating partitions a fresh . the installation process was successful. on restarting the machine i got ...
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Binutils 2.29 installation error when attempting to build a Linux distro using “Linux From Scratch” instructions

I am attempting to build a Linux distribution with Linux From Scratch (LFS) version 8.1. I am building it with ElementaryOS (which is based on Ubuntu) which I have installed on VirtualBox on my Mac. I ...
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Grub update not working

I messed up with my GRUB sudo apt-get not working properly I am trying to rebuild it so that my system can boot properly i am using external usb to login to my system root@elementary:/# sudo fdisk -...
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Installing Steam on ElementaryOS

I'm trying to install Steam on ElementaryOS. I used the App Center to install it but i got errors : desktop:~$ steam Running Steam on elementary 0.4.1 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically ...
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Ubuntu first boot showing error, 'failed to start: show plymouth boot screen'

I have a dell Inspiron 5558 laptop with nvidia graphics card, and genuine windows 10. I tried to install ElementaryOS dual boot from bootable pendrive. But when i boot, it is showing only boot log ...
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Atheros QCA9565/AR9565 acting strangely (aht9k related?)

My Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565/AR9565 started to act strangely. It doesn't have any signal and sometimes don't find APs or find, but can't connect. I read that compiling backport possibly fix the issue, ...
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Elementary OS freezing randomly

I'm running Elementary OS Freya for a long time now, same install for at least 2 years now, and every once in a while it will just freeze up completely, not responding at all anymore, not just the ...
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It is showing command not found for sudo add-apt-repository on elementary OS

Here's a photograph of terminal - Image of command line terminal I was trying to install the following repository - sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-3 but it is showing command ...
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GRUB disappears after changing description of Windows Boot Manager

I installed Elementary OS, and everything worked nicely. I got GRUB when booting the computer, I could boot Windows and Elementary OS. The only problem was that Windows Boot Manager showed up twice in ...
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Hot plug HDMI connection doesn't work on Ubuntu

I am using elementaryOS Loki (OS based on Ubuntu) on Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming 7566. Althought HDMI connection is working for both my screen and TV, it works only when I reboot the computer with HDMI ...
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Drive mounted as /home gets set to read-only after shutdown

Since March, I've been trying to figure out what keeps causing my home drive to get flagged as read-only after a cold boot. I tried a new drive since that could be the sign of a failing drive. Things ...
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Remove margin around pantheon windows in i3?

It seems that Pantheon applications mess with i3 by adding a huge gap between windows/frames like in the screenshot below. Is there a way to use Pantheon applications in i3 without that border/margin?...
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Linux Elementary OS Constantly WiFi Dropping

Two days ago, I installed Elementary OS on my ASUS K550L. Everything looks just perfect, but since first hour of exploring the system, my WiFi connection keeps dropping every several minutes. I ...
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Is the CPu temperature of my laptop normal?

I'm using Elementary OS. When I start the laptop in the morning (the laptop is cold), if i run sensors 36° Celsius. After some time, if i open a browser, the speed fan gets to 2000 rpm and the ...
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Shutdown, hibernate and suspend not working, ElementaryOS

I just installed ElementaryOS on my laptop (ASUS ROG GL552VW-CN273T). I got everything working just fine except for when I want to suspend, hibernate or shutdown my laptop. Shutdown: If I shutdown, ...
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elementary OS bluetooth not working

I have installed elementary OS Loki on my system and everything works fantastic but the only problem is bluetooth.I had windows 10 installed on my system earlier but I formatted it and installed fresh ...
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I can't boot Windows 10 after removing ssd with elementary os

Context: I bought my new pc and I installed Elementary OS on my ssd. After a while, I bought another SSD and I installed Windows 10 on it without issues. If I want select one, I choose the first boot ...
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Trouble installing Windows 10 over Elementary OS

I currently have Elementary OS (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) installed on my Lenovo Ideapad 100s, any I am having trouble trying to install windows 10. I have tried using the bootable USB on another laptop and ...
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vim looks like solorized in tmux

Running elementary OS. Not sure what I have misconfigured. I started tmux like tmux -2 . Any thoughts on what it could be? When I do echo $TERM I get xterm-256color
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Should my windows partitions be contiguous?

I'm going to dual boot elementary OS with Windows 10. This is how my disk is currently partitioned: I have succeeded in dual booting my previous laptop with the same OS, but my disk wasn't ...
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Why does 'K' key keep repeating?

I am using elementary OS and since few days back I started to get K typed randomly. Sometimes randomly sometimes when I press T, Y, U, ;. K gets typed everywhere (word processors, IDEs) except for the ...
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Elementary OS calling home?

I was having a bit of a problem with the power that feeds my modem here. So, while I was solving the problem it disconnected the internet access. And the following screen popped up on the screen: ...