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How can I change the look of applications running via NoMachine?

I have set up the NoMachine NX server on a virtual machine running on a server in my datacenter to use for keeping applications running and connecting/disconnecting from them via my laptop. The ...
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Switch to Gnome from KDE without logging out

Right now I'm using the KDE desktop on Fedora, but I want to switch to Gnome. Problem is, I have many things open right now (xterms, xemacs, etc, etc), and I don't want to close all of them, log out, ...
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How to turn off GNOME hint bubbles?

How can I disable the bubbles that pop up after ~1 sec? I don't want hint bubbles! :)
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Why does US International Keyboard break Alt_R

All adding the U.S. English International (with dead keys) keyboard layout breaks my Alt_R key. Any ideas why? I'm working on RHEL 5.5 using GNOME. The problem disappears if I remove the additional ...
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What are some decent alt-tab replacements for Gnome?

I think these problems bother me with the native alt-tab app: It feels a bit sluggish - it takes about 0.3 seconds for the alt-tab window to appear. I'd like to configure Alt-Shift-Tab to go one ...
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Getting “A hard disk may be failing” on startup

I keep getting this error message each time I start GNOME, even though I created a new partition table on this drive, I formatted all the partitions, and created them again, and this just won't go ...
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How to get the icon for a MIME type?

How to get the icon for a MIME type? I don't want to use g_file_info_get_icon() because its input parameter is a file, not a MIME type. My use case: I have a wrapper file which embeds a media ...
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Logitech MX-510: Some extra buttons not usable

I have a Logitech MX-510, that I've been using for about six years. The Mouse has several extra buttons, that I'd like to use in Gnome, but I have problems with the button codes, that the mouse ...
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Is it possible to set su to use WE password dialog

I have sometimes problem when during entering password for su other window appears and steals the focus ("wait - did I just entered root password on public IRC chatroom?" - it did not happened but ...
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How can I make the GNOME Shell Activities Bar small all the time?

When I have no apps running, or I'm in the activities screen in GNOME shell, the activities bar is maybe 20px high. When I am running an application, this expands to 70px, possibly to fit the 64x64 ...
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Can you tell a window to spawn behind others?

I have a script that recompiles and relaunches a software project I am building in linux. However, I don't usually want to see my program's window immediately after it has launched, as I want to keep ...
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Why don't Gnome or KDE produce their own distribution (or other desktop projects for that matter)?

When I think of the recent debacle where Canonical and Gnome disagreed and each went their own way in terms of producing a new desktop, I wonder: Why doesn't a desktop project like Gnome produce its ...
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Make a windowmanager/desktop (Gnome) use only a part of an X11 server's (Xvfb) resolution

I have the following problem: Let's say I have an X11 server (it is the Xvfb) set to run at a resolution of 1024x768. Now I want to run inside it the Gnome desktop, not at the resolution of 1024x768 ...
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How to execute a shell command from a “starter”?

I would like to execute a command by double-clicking on a starter on my Ubuntu Lucid desktop. More specifically, I would like to start a rdesktop session. I have thus entered rdesktop -u user -d ...
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How to remove GNOME 3 and restore GNOME 2

I am on Debian Squeeze. In over-enthusiasm I added an experimental repo and installed GNOME 3 (here is the evil discussion on installing GNOME 3 http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=60481) ...
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Is there a “Open terminal here” from File Browser?

Something equivalent to Windows' "cmd prompt here", that will open a gnome-terminal on a specific folder?
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How do I get back to X?

I pressed some key combination and got a big full screen black terminal screen with a login prompt. After logging in, I tried startx to get the UI back, but got a message Fatal server error: Server ...
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Why is Run Application (Alt-F2) very sluggish on a new computer?

I just got a new, strong ubuntu desktop. First time linux user. I'm trying the Run Application app ( Alt+F2 ), try "Ch" for Chrome, and the app thinks for 2-3 seconds before displaying the list of ...
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Can I change a shortcut key to Windows key?

I'm trying to change the shortcut key for "Run Application" ( Alt+F2 ) to the Windows key. When I click "Show the panel's Run application dialog box" in Keyboard Shorcuts, it says "New Shortcut", ...
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Gnome trouble on a DisplayLink device in a Linux virtual machine

I have a virtual machine running Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit. Using the tools provided with VirtualBox, I have added a DisplayLink device to the VM and created the following xorg.conf file: Section ...
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Where can I find the source code of libgio?

I want to study how its GFileInfo components works.
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Where can I find the source code of “GFileInfo” functions like “g_file_info_get_content_type”?

I want to read the source code of a GFileInfo function: g_file_info_get_content_type ( GFileInfo *info ); Could somebody tell me where to find the source code file? I search the glibc code by didn't ...
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Will there be third party compositing with Gnome 3, or will it be limited?

Will we still be able to use Compiz?
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There are no items in GNOME main menu after openSuse 11.4 upgrade

I've upgraded my openSuse os from 11.3 to 11.4. Everything went smoothly but now I cannot see any item in main menu (analog of Start in Windows) and I cannot set any background picture, so now I see a ...
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How can I clear the list of recently accessed documents in Fedora?

When I click on the Clear recent documents item in the GNOME menu, it clears the list of recently used documents (as expected). How can I replicate this functionality from the command line?
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How to make KDE3 visible for GDM?

I have Gnome (default), KDE4 and KDE3 installed. When I log out, GDM kicks in and I can select other desktop than Gnome -- among window managers, there is KDE4 (as KDE), but no KDE3. Question: how ...
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Configuring mouse for right+left button simulating middle click (for copy/paste)

I was using the mouse copy-paste extensively, until recently, when some OpenSuSe upgrade reconfigured this on all my machines. Now the scrollbuton is the one to paste (which I hate, since it's hard to ...
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I am failing to build gudev with JHBuild

When I run jhbuild buildone gudev I get: <SNIP> Making all in . CC extras/gudev/extras_gudev_libgudev_1_0_la-gudevclient.lo CC ...
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How to change title in gnome-terminal profile

I know how to load a specific terminal profile as well as loading a config file that the terminal reads, but every time I try to set the title and save the config file, it still returns to the ...
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Is locking the screen safe?

See USB driver bug exposed as "Linux plug&pwn", or this link Two choices [GNOME, Fedora 14]: Use the gnome-screensaver Use the "switch user" function [gnome menu -> log out -> switch user] ...
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Can a Gnome Terminal profile use UTF-8 by default?

I am on an Ubuntu (I think) system. I don't have root, so I can't change the locale. I want to make my default terminal profile use UTF-8 by default. There should be a way to do this, either in the ...
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Python in GNOME code base

Is Python present in the Gnome code base? If so, how is it involved? Note: My question concerns the core GNOME Desktop Environment only (e.g. nautilus, gnome-session, NetworkManager) and any ...
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What Linux distribution(s) contribute the most development to the GNOME project?

If I plan to contribute to the GNOME project, am I advised to use THAT distribution as my primary development platform or does my choice remain a simple matter of taste? EDIT: I'm a Linux user and my ...
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How to make Mutter default window manager

I'm running Debian Squeeze and removed Metacity in favor of Mutter. How do I avoid having to run mutter --replace each time I start Xorg (GNOME)?
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How to start an xterm from Nautilus, running in the folder I'm viewing?

This was easy in Thunar, but now I'm on a machine where I'm trying to do everything in the Gnome desktop world. In Nautilus, I'm in some deep-down folder. How do I open an xterm (rxvt, aterm, ...
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How do I configure the GNOME gdm login screen?

I recently installed Arch Linux and have it mostly set up. With many other Linux distributions, there is a tool that is used to configure the look and feel of the login screen. I would like to change ...
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Allowing user to read only parts of NTFS filesystem

After installing ntfs-3g I have an option in nautilus to mount a Windows directory but I need to give root password. While I have no objection to giving root password I would prefer to be restricted ...
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How is the linux graphics stack organised?

Can anybody explain(hopefully with a picture), how is the linux graphics stack organised? I hear all the time about X/GTK/GNOME/KDE etc., but I really don't have any idea what they actually do and how ...
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Volume up/down function keys limited to gnome-volume-control “Unamplified 100%” level

Using GUI gnome-volume-control: Sound Preferences ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Output Volume: [--------------+ ] ...
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Skype error in ubuntu 10.10

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 version. Recently i am finding this error. When i used to close the skype client then it used to go up to the desktop. ( The above panel where time and date are generally ...
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Launch a GNOME session from terminal

I'm sshing into my friends machine and I'm wondering how would i launch a GNOME session over SSH? I need to open a web browser on his machine to view something which can only be done from his ...
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Arch Linux + Gnome: Wine going berserk on “open with” menu

First of all, when I installed Wine on my system, it decided to automatically associate its "notepad" application with all types of text and image files. This was annoying enough, but on top of that, ...
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I can't adjust screen brightness of my laptop anymore

My laptop has keyboard buttons for adjusting screen brightness. After a Debian Squeeze re-installation, they don't work no more. [laptop] Acer TravelMate 6592; I use Fn< to decrease the brightness ...
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Can We Have Different Wallpapers For Each Workspace under Gnome?

I was wondering whether we can have different wallpapers in each workspace of a Linux distro using Gnome. Googled it. Solutions I found require desktop effects to be enabled. My laptop can't take up ...
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How to get my USB stick to auto-mount?

I used to be able to have my USB stick auto-mount when I plugged it in, on my GNOME desktop. After some fiddling with my system, it doesn't happen anymore. I now have to resort to doing this using the ...
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gdm graphical login prompt problem (OpenSUSE 11.2)

I'm trying to figure out why the graphical login prompt won't show up at the login page. I see the wallpaper just fine, but the graphical login prompt wont show up no matter how long I wait. So, In ...
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Strange messages on (un)installation

A lot of times when I (un)install packages, I get strange warning messages. Here's a snippet: Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0 ... Processing triggers for man-db ... Processing triggers for ...
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What is making my cursor 'randomly' disappear when using gnome-teminal?

It happens often that my cursor on gnome-terminal disappears, forcing me to work on a new tab/window. It seems like a random occurrence. Does anyone else experience this? What about other X terminal ...
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How do font managers work in Fedora?

I am looking to do some font management on my Fedora system. I have installed both Font Manager and Fontmatrix. My goal was to be able to have more fonts installed than I wanted displayed, and to be ...
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How come I suddenly don't have any audio?

Just a few minutes ago my sound was working, and then it stopped! I suspect it was caused by me checking out some video editors. How do I go about troubleshooting this? What I've so far tried: I ...