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Which socket is gnome-shell reading from continuously?

strace shows that the GNOME shell is continuously trying to read from a socket, which is often not available (or doesn't contain any data to read from): strace -p gnome-shell-pid -e trace=recvfrom ...
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Why is my graphical desktop running on TTY1

I recently installed gnome-shell on my new Archlinux and X is running on TTY1. Is this is a normal behaviour? screenfetch -` .o+` ...
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Why do all applications go to the 'Others' App Folder in Gnome Shell 3.8?

I just upgraded my laptop to Fedora 19, which comes with Gnome Shell 3.8. Gnome shell 3.8 has got rid of the traditional Categories in favor of something called App Folders. I have been trying to ...
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Duplicating Opera icon in Gnome Shell Dash

When I launch Opera manually I have a single icon in the Dash (red icon on top). But when restarting Gnome Shell (with Opera running) or having Opera restored from saved session on login, another ...
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Sound events in Gnome 3

I've installed Gnome 3 yesterday. I use Gnome Shell. There are no any sound when a window closes and no any sound when I switch windows. Can sound be added (at least when I close a window)?
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How can I upgrade to gnome-shell 3.6 from 3.2?

I have Linux Mint 12 which has gnome-shell 3.2.2.1 but I would like to update it to 3.6. So my question is how do I upgrade it? And also, AltF2 doesn't doesn't do anything, how can I get that ...
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Gnome shell Alt+Tab

I am using Gnome-shell on arch linux. I use Alt+Tab frequently to switch between applications. Recently, I have assigned the language switcher to Left Alt+Left shift. This breaks Alt+Shift+Tab to ...
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3D Acceleration/Compiz Failure

I've installed Linux Mint 12 & Fedora 16 in VB 4.1.10 on a Windows 7 Host which has a Intel i3 processor and Intel HD 3000 graphics card. For both Linux installations I've enabled 3D acceleration ...
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How can I autostart GDM on Fedora 15?

I am trying to load Compiz on my Fedora 15 desktop. When I finished installing the compiz packages, I restarted. However, it started in text terminal mode and the gui didn't load automatically. I ...
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Can't launch gnome-control-center, fglrx problem?

I have installed Debian yesterday. Later I installed the AMD Catalyst Driver because the system didn't detected the second screen. It worked perfectly. Now I can't launch gnome-control-center, I ...
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what is the difference between graphical environment, user interface, graphical shell and a windowing system?

Don't know if this question is on topic; I posted it here just because I've heard about these differences only in the Unix/Linux world. So, as the title, what is the difference between graphical ...
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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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QT and Swing not acceptin the cursor theme of GNOME 3.14

I switched from Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity to OpenSuse 13.2 with GNOME 3.14 desktop. The problem is when I change the cursor theme, GTK and Java SWT apps accepts the new theme while Java Swing and QT ...
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Troubles with .desktop file

I've successfully installed Internet Explorer 7 with winetrick in a clean prefix. I can successfully run it from terminal like this: env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32ie7 wine 'C:\\Program Files\\Internet ...
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How to install gnome shell 3.6 in debian 7.1

I have installed Debian 7.1 and I realized it has installed gnome shell 3.4.2. How can I upgrade it to version 3.6?
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How to use better driver (nouveau) instead of generic VESA with NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M?

I've got laptop with NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M and have no Gnome-shell which I like very well. I use: Debian GNU/Linux jessie /sid \n \l When I run Debian as live USB everything works fine. How to ...
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gnome-tweak-tool

Gnome tweak tool is reporting an error that the extension to choose your GNOME shell theme is not enabled, although it is. Is there any way to manually override it, other than through the tool ...
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gnome-shell-extension-dock doesn't work in Fedora 16

This extension is supposed to make a Unity-like launch bar appear in the Fedora 16 desktop. I installed it from the Fedora repositories, logged out, logged in, and it doesn't appear. gnome-tweak-tool ...
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Slow response time with Gnome shell in Virtualbox fullscreen mode

Today I installed Fedora 15 in a VBox VM to try out Gnome 3. After installing the guest extensions almost everything works fine. Except for the slow response time in fullscreen mode (HOST+F). By that ...
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Gnome3: How to add more search options

In gnome3, when I hit Windows button a new view with windows/applications appear. I can also do some search there and can choose from two options: wiki and google. Is there any way to add some other ...
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IPython Qt Console doesn't have a title in GNOME app switcher

When I use the app switcher in GNOME 3.16, the IPython Qt Console (version 3.1.0) doesn't have a title under its icon (see image, and compare with Chromium). I also noticed that the icon doesn't ...
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Gnome 3.16 ignoring Xorg.d conf files

Since the upgrade to Gnome 3.16, my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf file is being ignored. This file contains the following: Section "Device" Identifier "card0" Driver "intel" Option ...
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Can't disable GNOME Shell hotspot / hot corner / Activities “feature”

I have a Fedora 21 box set up with the latest GNOME Desktop. I would like to completely disable the hotspot / hot corner / Activities or whatever it is called. I have read that using the ...
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Gnome configuration

I haven't tried Gnome since the 2.x times and just tried out CentOS on my workstation. How do I configure the following two very simple things: Prevent windows from maximizing when I drag them to ...
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How to define a custom screenshot in Gnome 3 and to assign it to a keyboard shortcut?

I work under Debian Testing with Gnome shell 3.14.2 on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (3rd gen.). I would like to create a custom 'screenshot' command based on scrot: scrot -s -b ...
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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 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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Sharing a LAN printer over a subnet [Gnome-Shell] [SOLVED]

Two scenarios for you: ROUTER1 / \ / \ PRINTER DESKTOP1 [96.96.96.10] [96.96.96.11] ROUTER1 / \ / \ PRINTER ROUTER2 ...
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Window not resizing on gnome shell

I am using archlinux with gnome shell 3.14.3-2 and I am unable to resize windows using eather alt+f8 or alt+space -> resize. Pressing alt+f8 and the moving the mouse moves the window, while it is ...
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Using a grid view for all applications when using Alt + Tab

In GNOME 3 the Alt+TAB is originally grouped by application. A somewhat better (for me) layout is the un-grouped (enabled in GNOME Tweak Tool extensions -> Alternatetab). However: I would like a grid ...
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How to set different wallpaper for each screen from command line in Gnome3?

In gnome3 I can run the following command to set the desktop wallpaper for all my monitors: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri file:///path/to/mypic.png How can I set the ...
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Why can I lock the screen via manually launched script but not via shortcut launched script in Gnome 3.12?

To be clear, I want to prevent the screen turning off instantly after manually locking it in Gnome 3.12(+). I have an ok script solution that I'll include here, if possible I'd like to either launch ...
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Gnome Shell activities hot corner

I am testing Gnome-Shell 3.12 in Arch Linux using VirtualBox and I noticed that now I have to click on the Activities button in order for the dash to activate and the hot corner is not working ...
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How can I lock my screen in Gnome 3.14 without Xorg

Since GS 3.14 supports Wayland for day-to-day use, I went completely Xorg-less, except for XWayland. How can I manage screen locking? Related: How can I lock my screen in Gnome 3.8 without GDM?
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Gnome 3 with multiple X Screens

Background I'm running Gnome 3 with three separate X Screens using the proprietary NVIDIA driver with Xinerama disabled in xorg.conf. (because Eclipse works better with it disabled) There is only ...
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Gnome Shell shortcut directly to Workspace List overlay?

Is there a way in Gnome Shell to define a shortcut that will bring up the Overview such that the Workspace List is already showing and available for clicking -- similar to the viewport selector in ...
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Can I create a bootable distribution backup

I'm interested in trying out a couple of distributions, but for extended periods of time (so using a LiveCD is not really an option). However, I would like to create a backup of my current ...
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Sublime doesn't show on the GNOME Shell sidebar

I have a problem in GNOME Shell. I have Sublime Text installed via AUR but it's not shown in the sidebar. Here is the screenshot: The icon shows in the applications grid but not in the sidebar, and ...
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Gnome mouse focus stops working

When using Linux, I normally set the focus mode to follow my mouse. As far back as I can remember, there is something wrong with this in Gnome3, it just stops working and I have to restart Gnome3 for ...
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how to tell hibernate, if battery low

I need to tell to power-manager (with gnome-shell) , if battery is low,pm-hibernate will be run. Now i want to tell via gsettings commmand. How can i do it?
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Gnome3 memory comsuption high

I recently installed ArchLinux on my desktop. I simply installed the base system and installed GNOME and GDM and the system work "fine". However today (after 10 hours) when I tried to open any ...
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Low display resolution Ubuntu Gnome remix 12.10

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome remix 12.10 and it can't recognize my display. My HW is: Intel i3 3225 with HD 4000 onboard / is on a OCZ Vertex 4 SSD display is an old IBM Thinkvision with vga connector ...
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Tray Icon Missing Rssowl Fedora 18

I have been an avid user of RSSOwl & now have ported mine OS to Fedora 18. Everything works fine including the transfer of .rssowl2 (backup folder) to new Fedora. However when minimised or exited ...
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Upgrade Gnome 3.4 to 3.8 in debian 7

I need to upgrade gnome 3.4 to 3.8 in debian7 (with gnome-classic). How?