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Debian (Kali) Distribution Linux: GNOME gone

I am having problems with GNOME. 2 days ago on my Debian Linux I have installed Steam, with about 50 packages with it. Some of them were xorg drivers. I have already had problems with it, but didn't ...
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Java programs steal focus in X11

I run IntelliJ IDEA & some other Java GUI apps on my linux box. Every one of them tends to steal focus when launching up, and doing it in stealthy way. E.g.: I run IDEA, it starts up in ...
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How to set Sunday as the first day of the week in Gnome Calendar, Fedora 21

How to set Sunday as the first day of the week in Gnome Calendar, Fedora 21? After some searching, I found the following solution: Open as a root the /usr/share/i18n/locales/en_US. Edit the value of ...
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Probelms changing main menu in cinnamon after using gnome with alacarte

I'm running kali, which has a default gnome desktop. I downloaded cinnamon. The cinnamon desktop organized the applications in the main menu differently than the gnome desktop. When I open alacarte in ...
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How to install the UI-theme in Fedora 21

I want to install the theme (shell style + icons) to Fedora 21. In order to that, I installed the Gnome Tweak Tool. I tried to install themes (Install Shell Extension) from http://gnome-look.org/, but ...
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Cannot resize windows remoting-in through X11VNC?

As title says, I am remoting on to a Linux box (CentOS 6) using X11VNC. However, I cannot resize any windows manually by hovering over the frame, because the frame resize cursor does not appear. ...
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openSUSE Tumbleweed: GDM fails to start gnome-session, G_DBUS_PROXY_FLAGS_DO_NOT_AUTO_START flag

Last week I installed openSUSE 13.2 with Xfce on my Thinkpad T500, and upgraded to Tumbleweed. I decided to switch to GNOME 3.16, and installed it via pattern from YaST, and set the display manager to ...
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Nicely formatted logs in GNOME's Empathy IM client

I am using empathy, and every time I want to browse my logs I have to do this for instance (ag is a sort of grep, if you are wondering): cd ~/.local/share/TpLogger/logs/ ag "myterm" cat ...
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Why apt wants to remove gnome-core when I try to remove gnome-terminal only?

Why apt wants to remove gnome-core when I try to remove gnome-terminal only? I am also wondering why apt is considering many packages useless? I am using latest version of Kali Linux and it is based ...
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mailto links, gnome-gmail and chrome

I'm trying to get it so i can click on complex mailto links (that have params for subject etc) in a page in Chrome, and that opens the mail in gmail, in Chrome. I've installed gnome-gmail. Chrome is ...
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How can I lock screen and force re-login after a period of inactivity on different linux distros

I am writing a script to lock screen after a period of inactivity and ask for a password again on desktop activation for different distros of linux. I have achieved the same with the following ...
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Turn screen off when inactive for time period in RHEL and Debian

I want to turn the screen off when inactive for x minutes using commandline settings on RHEL and Debian distros of Linux. Any help? I have done this with the following commands on Ubuntu and Centos: ...
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Missing Close/Max/Min icons in Nautilus in ubuntu Gnome

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 GNOME and i can't see no Close/Max/Min icons in full size of nautilus.. how can i fix it?
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Gnomes .desktop current path

Im trying to make a desktop file to start Strife but it doesnt work as it should. For the current Path im using this here: '"$(dirname "$1")"' And to run the executable I use this command: '"$(dirname ...
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I'd like to run a few terminal commands from inside vim

There are two common things I do when I code something. I either open that file in the browser or run it in node. So I'd like to create a couple of shortcuts inside vim to that effect. I'd like F5 to ...
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Centos inside Virtualbox — how to set custom resolution?

I have Centos inside Virtualbox. I need custom resolution for my screen. I run xrandr as proposed on the net. New resolution appears in the dropdown. But it doesn't work. Virtualbox addons are ...
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GNOME Wacom Tablet settings pannel don't show Waltop Evo tablet

In general, Waltop Evo Graphic Tablet works but I can't configure it with Wacom Tablet settings pannel (Settings>Wacom Tablet). It shows "Please plug in or turn on your Wacom tablet ..." More info: ...
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What is the Install feature of gnome-font-viewer doing behind the scenes? [closed]

I'm attempting to install some OpenType fonts, system-wide. It seems that the standard procedure for this is to copy the .otf files into either /usr/share/fonts/ or /usr/local/share/fonts/ and then ...
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Error I get when I try install IDE Anjuta

sudo apt-get install anjuta Error I get while installing the IDE. What is this error about? However, I am able to successfully install the IDE Unknown media type in type 'all/all' Unknown media ...
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Gnome Shell is terribly slow, while Mutter runs pretty fast

Even moving windows appears to stutter in Gnome Shell, but the minimize animation shows the real difference. On Gnome Shell, it looks like it's limited to 15 fps on RGB windows, while on RGBA windows ...
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How to set the monitor brightness gracefully at boot time?

I've been using a loop that contains xrandr --output VGA1 --brightness 0.3 in a bash script which will automatically execute right after logging in by gnome-session-properties (a.k.a. Startup ...
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How to reverse Elementary OS tweak tool changes

I installed elementary os and made a few changes through gnome tweak tool, when i first did the changes it did not seem like changes took effect on anything but when i rebooted in the morning, the ...
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Controlling multiple displays with debian

I have installed DEBIAN 7.8 in N2600 board. "http://www.jetway.com.tw/ru/ipcboard_view.asp?productid=939&proname=NF9C-2600/2800" . On the installed system, we were trying to connect multiple ...
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Allow virtual terminal switch only for root

I'm currently working on a CentOS system (with Gnome desktop), where i want to disable the use of console for non allowed users. Actually when logging in with a standard user it launch my app and ...
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how to create custom shortcuts for scrot and gnome-screenshot interactive mode

I want to add command scrot -s as custom shortcuts via gnome-control-center keyboard. The accelerator key was Super+S. but it didn't works. If i remove -s or try other interactive command like ...
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Caps+shift+{w/s/x} doesn't work in gnome

I have rebind my CapsLock key to ctrl in my Gnome DE(GNOME Shell 3.14.3 ) using the Gnome Tweak Tool(i.e Tweak Tool -> Typing -> CapsLock key behaviour -> Make CapsLock an additional Ctrl). ...
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How to download Gnome extensions that haven't been updated for your Gnome version in their metadata.json?

I want to be able to download a particular Gnome extension: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/439/extensions-shortcuts/ It won't install in my (Debian Jessie) 3.14 version of Gnome Shell, due ...
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How to remove Gnome's default pre-installed extensions?

I'm on Debian Wheezy stable with Gnome 3.4 and have several default extensions, which on the 'Installed Extensions' page at https://extensions.gnome.org/local/ (using Iceweasel's Gnome Shell ...
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32bit PNG icon images do not display on CentOS

I created and scaled a 32 bit PNG icon image for my application. It has been copied to the /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*x*/apps directory for each * scaled icon size [16,22,24,32,48]. Each icon file is ...
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Desktop autostart not working

I have a CentOS 6 installation running Gnome. Some time ago I noticed that my desktop autostart applications are no longer running. For example in /etc/xdg/autostart I have vino set to run but it ...
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/var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: No such file or directory

I've been using Linux systems for years now and wanted to try Kali Linux as my next. I've been using Backtrack before as well and never experienced errors. However, I just installed Kali and boot up ...
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Replace middle mouse button action in gnome for right mose button

Gnome uses unhandy middle button in nautilus drag and drop for example or in evince. I feel uncomfortable when I am to do this on my netbook, i would like to "drag and drop with xontext menu" being ...
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How to escape from command line interface in fedora21?

I was stuck in command line interface of Linux Fedora 21. I don't know how to get to the GNOME. I forced my laptop to shutdown by hitting the power button several times. Now I really want to know how ...
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Too small icons in GNOME Shell dash

When I have many apps running the dash icons become smaller and I don't really like that. I noticed there's still a lot of vertical space on the screen that could be used. Is there a way to increase ...
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I log in with KDM but get a Gnome session, how do I get KDE instead?

I was using console-only version of Debian (amd64) for some time, but I got tired and installed GNOME desktop. Then I installed also KDE-full. sudo apt-get install kde-full. I updated default DE to ...
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How do I determine the number of rows and columns in a gnome-terminal window while resizing? [duplicate]

I'm running Fedora 21 which comes with gnome 3.14. In older versions, when I resized a terminal, a little box would appear that showed the dimensions of the terminal (in columns and rows, not pixels; ...
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Difficult to find installed application installed in linux

I am new to linux, used to use windows. I am trying to convert to linux and I really love it. I am trying Ubuntu 14.10. I have a question about how to find the installed applications easily in Linux. ...
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GNOME prevents high resolution VGA without EDID info over VGA

I recently bought a KVM switch, consisting of a VGA switcher and switchable USB hub. This switch however, does not pass EDID info from the connected display to either of the two connected computers. I ...
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Gnome 3 custom keybinds with xdotool

I use xdotool to created a simple keyboard shortcut: $ gsettings get ...
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Trouble booting with Gnome

I have an HP Pavillion g6 Notebook PC that came pre-installed with Windows 8. I didn't particularly like it and ended up installing the latest version of Gnome on it instead. Since then, whenever I ...
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how to automatically turn on hotspot

Gnome desktop on Debian Jessie provides easy interface to use WiFi on the laptop and turn it into a hotspot. Is there away to make it do automatically at startup or can I create a "shortcut" for that? ...
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X11: disable Shift+NumpadN outputing N when NumLock is off to have Shift+NumpadHome

I’m using GNOME 3.14.3 on ArchLinux. If I press Shift+Home (regular Home) while the cursor is placed at the end of a line, the line gets selected. That’s expected. If I press just the regular Home, ...
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How To Change Scrollbar Action In GNOME 3.10

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 which includes GNOME 3.10. I would like to change the default method / action xwindows takes when I click on a scrollbar above or below the slider. Currently it moves ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for Applications Menu Extension Possible?

I am new to linux, Ubuntu, and GNOME. I am running Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 which comes with GNOME 3.10. I am using the Applications Menu extension from gnome-look.org. I would like to create a keyboard ...
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How to handle gnome-settings-daemon memory leak?

I recently moved to Fedora 21 x86 with Gnome 3 and have noticed that the gnome-settings-daemon has steadily increased to 50% of my system memory (8 of 16 gigs) in the last 7 days. I haven't been able ...
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How does Gnome clock/calendar applet get weather, sunset and sunrise time information?

How and where does this Gnome applet get weather information? Same question for sunrise and sunset times. I suppose there is a web API it queries but which one and can I use it? (sorry for the ...
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GNOME license not accepted issue when system has been rebooted

GNOME Desktop has been installed on CentOS7 using sudo yum -y groups install "GNOME Desktop" and when startx is executed the desktop starts. However, when the system reboots the following issue ...
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How to make application windows always on top in Linux mint?

When I open several application simultaneously, there is necessity to switch between one application to another. But when I place mouse pointer on top of window of some application, then window of ...
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Automatically prompt to decrypt external LUKS filesystem in GNOME session?

I have a LUKS filesystem on a USB hard drive and I'd like to have the system generate a GUI prompt whenever the device is connected to the computer to provide the decryption password, then mount the ...
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Can I print to a remote cupsd without installing cupsd on the client?

I have a networked printer, a cups server and several desktops all having the cups daemon running. This setup works but has an annoyance that if something won't print, the user has to check two print ...