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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?
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Alt +Tab behaviour in Gnome

It may be a silly question but in Windows I used ShiftAltTab to switch back between my open windows, that is go back to previous windows. Unfortunately, it is not working in Gnome. I have even used ...
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Change monitor settings before gnome login

I am attempting to use Fedora on a laptop with a broken screen connected to an external monitor. At what I assume is the login screen, I only see a solid grey screen. I am unable to log in because the ...
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issue with how newly made gnome launchers work vs launchers rebuilt after a system boot. (title change for clarity)

This isnt so much a request for help as a curiosity of mine. I wrote this script to quickly pop up four terminal sessions and fill my screen, since so many of my current systems have things that come ...
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How to install GNOME 3 on RHEL6?

I am using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, it has Gnome GUI, but it is very simple and not like Ubuntu's GUI. I want to install/upgrade my GNOME Desktop Environment to its latest release. How can I do ...
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Hide all open windows on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Is it possible to have a button on the side bar to hide every open window on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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Raise Brightness When Maximizing Terminal

I'm looking to raise the brightness when I maximize or foreground the Terminal window which has Vim running. I would like to reset the brightness to normal when I minimize or background that process ...
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How do I increase the overall font size in GnuCash on Linux Mint?

Apparently GnuCash has no built-in way of increasing font size (I have absolutely no idea why). Googling suggests I should be able to increase system-wide gtk app font size with gnome-control-center, ...
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Gedit Click Config plugin won't open

I'm using Gedit 3.4.2 with Click Config plugin 1.4.0. When I go to Edit->Click Config->Configure the window doesn't open, basically rendering this plugin useless. I've tried reinstalling the plugin. I'...
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How to suspend from Gnome3 using systemd

Brief background information: I just installed Fedora 18 with Gnome 3.6.3.1 on my computer. It is connected to a Windows share (CIFS) containing music, which I play using Clementine. If I suspend the ...
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Lock to launcher/Pin to taskbar in Debian Wheezy/Gnome (was possible in Squeeze)

In Debian Squeeze, if I right clicked on something in the Applications menu I could lock it to the top bar. I upgraded to Debian Wheezy and now if I right click it just opens the program. I'm using ...
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Installing Gnome on FreeBSD

I am trying to install Gnome on a freshly installed FreeBSD using the ports. I am stuck with an error message that says: Checking for headers required to compile python extensions ... not found Then ...
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Disable GNOME on a Debian Install

I'm very new to Linux, and I'm setting up a Debian server. Since I don't have any need for a GUI most of the time, I'd like to disable it from running at startup and wasting system resources. ...
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Fedora 16: keystroke only get beep sound and doesn't work

I'm using my laptop and suddenly the keystroke doesn't work anymore. When I press the keystrokes, it produces beep sound but doesn't work. Then I notice if I keep on pressing the same keystroke for ...
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Automount of NTFS USB partitions on Gnome fails if device name is sdb (FAT32 is OK)

When I plug a USB storage device (i.e. USB key) on my computer with Gnome, the filesystems available on the device are automatically mounted (in /media/<partition-label>), and a file explorer (...
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Gnome keyring issue

I am attempting to restore some files to an OpenSUSE 12.3 machine that was backed up with deja-dup (duplicity). When prompted for the password to decrypt the backup, I enter the correct password and I ...
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What happens when I press “Shut Down” from the GUI?

I have been banging my head against this for quite a while now. It's related to this question. I would like to find out exactly what happens when I choose to shut down my Linux box from the GUI. This ...
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How to get name of Display Manager on Linux? [duplicate]

I want to see Display Manager name (Gnome, KDE etc.) via python or bash script. Is there any command for it as uname? (I try fedora and Debian)
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Bactrack5 + VMWare + GNOME Fail

When I attempt to run any of the preinstalled GUI apps with startx it fails to run and terminates with the output failed to load module "vmwgfx" (module does not exist, 0)" Followed by ...xterm... ...
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GDM not showing when I boot my FreeBSD system

I've installed FreeBSD 9.1 in a VirtualBox VM, and did some basic setup. After that, I had installed Gnome2 via sudo pkg_add -r gnome2. Along the way, there were some errors. Mostly it was (I think) ...
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Start the GUI automatically in OpenBSD

I can't find the GUI to start up automatically in OpenBSD hppa 5.3. What commands must I use to get this working? I want to use Gnome like in OpenSuse which I am more comfortable with.
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How can I make window borders transparent in Gnome?

I want to create a GTK+ 3.0 theme (for Gnome 3.6+) that features transparent window borders. Is this possible? If so, how can I do it?
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How are Gnome shell extensions supposed to be managed?

I'm having trouble understanding the intended way of managing Gnome shell extensions. I can't find any appropriate programs in the Dash for doing that. The only way I can actually manage extensions ...
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Debian's ReportBug equivalent on Fedora/Gnome?

When I was using Debian, there was a tool called reportbug. Ironically, the tool itself was probably the buggiest program I have ever used. I was never, ever actually able to make a successful bug ...
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Remove shadows from Metacity windows

My goal is to remove the dropshadow from all metacity windows. I realize there is not a setting to do this and I may need to recompile metacity. If this is so than I'll need some help on where to ...
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How can I kill gnome shell widgets?

I have some gnome shell widgets that I need to be closed. I am unable to find which processes are behind them. Any idea how can I kill them?
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Missing icons in Nautilus

I've installed Fedora 18 (x64) minimum and I installed Enlightenment with Nautilus. But I see that there are icons missing in Nautilus, I have selected the gnome icon theme so I must be missing some ...
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The application gnome-panel has quit unexpectedly

I'm getting the following error on a Solaris machine when logged in via VNC. The application gnome-panel has quit unexpectedly. The two options I see are Restart Application and Close. I would ...
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Debian 6 Gnome black screen after boot

I installed Debian a few weeks ago, and the last time I ran apt-get update, I think it updated something xorg/xserver, not sure. Since then i get a black screen after boot. If I go into recovery mode ...
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Turning off gnome's Function key mapping

I recently upgraded to Fedora 18 with gnome. My function keys started to do things like open the cd player (F12) and turn the volume up (F11) and down (F10). I'd like to just pass those though to the ...
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How to remove LUKS auto-unlock?

Unfortunately my drive unlocks automatically. This makes the whole encryption useless. How do I turn off this annoying feature on a specified drive (e.g. /dev/x) ? The cryptsetup command I've found ...
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Keyboard combination to insert non keyboard characters

on windows one could with Alt+235 print ë into (any) textfield. I tried the same on linux and it seems to be not working. Depending on the application the result is different, but never the wanted one....
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How to get the GNOME version?

Is there an authoritative way to get the GNOME version, as long as I have a working GNOME desktop (any version) running? Several of these suggestions don't work on my system, either because the ...
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Setting mouse speed in Gnome just like in other desktop environments

When I'm using XFCE I can set mouse pointer speed to "Acceleration: 5.0 | Sensitivity: 4 px". When I have to switch KDE I can use same settings because these are simply configuration tools for X11. ...
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Enable remote desktop for Gnome from command line?

I am trying to set up some automation scripts to set up a Linux environment. I would like to enable remote desktop sharing without the user having to actually use the GUI to do so. My plan is to write ...
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Can't open Gajim

When I try to open Gajim using terminal on gnome I get the following: Traceback (most recent call last): File "gajim.py", line 106, in <module> import common.configpaths File "/usr/...
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Xtightvnc: Ubuntu gnome-session-fallback: Fonts problem

I'm running a tightvnc server on Ubuntu 11.04 with a Gnome fallback session. Things seem to work fine except that when I try launching an application that needs xfonts-100dpi. All application menus ...
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Why don't I get a Gnome GUI when I install Red Hat?

I'm trying to install Red Hat on my Windows system but Im facing a problem. I get only one option during installation which is "Minimal" and even if I check Gnome desktop in customize options, I only ...
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Will GNOME and GTK libs bloat up my KDE?

I want to use Shutter. I installed it previously under Kubuntu and it needed a lot of libs. What bothered me most was that Kubuntu wanted me to restart, that is rare for OS's nowadays and in general ...
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Which linux distros have GNOME as the default desktop manager?

Where can I find which distros have GNOME as the default desktop manager? Personaly I don't need a comprehensive list.
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Need to reset the Keyboard shortcuts defined

I bound some keys by mistake, and they don't work any more, such as HOME, END, UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT. Is there a way to reset all the bound keys to their original state? I know this might be ...
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How to disable trash?

This is a nice and straightforward question: how can I disable the Trash Can in Gnome running on CentOS/RHEL 6.4? I know I can use Shift + Del, instead of Del to bypass the Trash; but how can I ...
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CentOS GUI problem using Gnome

For some reason lately when I try to set the date using the interface, or simply install a .rpm by double clicking the dialog that should prompt me to input my passowrd just shakes like it has a bug. ...
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Setting the minimum pointer speed with no usable GNOME GUI

I use Debian Squeeze x86-64 (Kernel 3.2) with gdm3 and GNOME on a 2010 MacBook Pro. Recently, as I tried changing the pointer configuration, I accidentally set the minimum speed of the pointer to 0 ...
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Building pango-1.32.6 for use in building gtk3 from git

I'm trying to build pango-1.32.6 to use when building gtk+3 from git, but I'm getting the following error: checking for CAIRO... yes checking which cairo font backends could be used... none configure:...
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“Home Directory / Not Ours” on boot

I get the line Home Directory / Not Ours repeated about 30 times when i boot Debian. This has recently started happening since i did an update where everything was stuffed up. eg. Gnome and gdm3 ...
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How can I see which package manager is running?

I'm on Debian 6.0.5 (squeeze) and every now and then I see the following icon in the notifications area of the GNOME2 pannel: but black instead of red. It reads A package manager is working. Usually ...
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Adjust mouse wheel sensitivity in Fedora / Gnome

Short Question Is there a way to adjust the mouse wheel scroll sensitivity in Fedora 18? Long Question I'm running Fedora 18, with the standard Gnome desktop. I use a Logitech M705 mouse with the ...
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Gnome3.6.2 - empathy chats do not appear in the notification bar after a while in fedora 18

I am using fedora 18 with Gnome 3.6.2 and I've updated empathy to the latest version (Empathy 3.6.4) yesterday. it works fine at first, but after a while, the notification bar which is at the down ...
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Can I measure cold boot time using logs?

I want to measure the time it takes from loading grub until GNOME starts. Can I do this using existing logs? What alternatives do I have to measure the time it takes from grub until GNOME loads?