Elementary OS

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Elementary OS (styled "elementary OS") is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. It is the vehicle to introduce the Pantheon desktop environment, similar to how Linux Mint was the vehicle to introduce the Cinnamon desktop environment before Cinnamon was available in other Linux distributions. (Wikipedia)

Errors and problems

Doubled mouse cursor when drag and drop

Solution

Open a terminal and enter

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.cursor active false

Eclipse crashes

Problem

When try to run Eclipse it's crashes.

Solution
  • Open the eclipse.ini (e.g. vim /opt/eclipse/eclipse.ini)+
  • Somewhere before the line --launcher.appendVmargs add the following lines to force Eclipse to use GTK2
--launcher.GTK_version
2
  • Optionally create a start item. Create a file vim ~/.local/share/applications/eclipse.desktop with the content
[Desktop Entry]
Version=4.4.0
Name=Eclipse
Comment=Eclipse IDE
Exec=/opt/eclipse/eclipse
Icon=/opt/eclipse/icon.xpm
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Development;Application

Dropbox has no icon

Use the elementary-dropbox script to install the Dropbox.

Network (WiFi and Ethernet) not available after update

Solution[1]

sudo dpkg -i libnl-*.deb
  • Restart the network service
sudo service network-manager restart

References

See also

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