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How to put Network places and My computer icon on Fluxbox desktop

I'm getting used to Fluxbox and it is great... I configured everything (icons, keys...) but I have this problem... I can't manage to put my Netowork places and Computer icons on desktop because I ...
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Debian GNOME 2.30, desktop does not respond anymore

I have Debian Wheezy with GNOME (2.30.2) installed on my computer and my problem is that my desktop does not work anymore. I can't right click on the desktop (to change wallpaper, etc...). Moreover, ...
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Fast switching between external and internal screen

Is there a solid way of using either X directly or KDM/GDM/KDE/Gnome to quickly switch between an external screen and modify the screen layout accordingly? I'm stealing the inspiration from Windows ...
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How to put some keyboard layout aside from layout switching ring?

What I need is to switch between Russian and English layout with my favorite shortcut (namely Shift-CapsLock) switch to Belarusian layout with another shortcut (say, Ctrl-RightShift, but actual ...
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I want my Ubuntu 9.04/9.10 back, is there any current similar distro?

I was switching to Linux in the optimal time, around Ubuntu 9.04/9.10. I am a programmer, so I don't want to be a "Linux guru", that's why Ubuntu was perfect for me - until Unity/Gnome3. In latest ...
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How do I stop gnome's disk-utility from spamming me with disk error messages until my X session freezes?

I have a headless computer running ubuntu 11.04 with metacity. I vnc into it every now and again. It has a failing disk attached which I am trying to get some data off. Every now and again a friendly ...
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Gentoo Gnome 3.2 Wireless “Connecting…”

I recently updated my Gentoo with GNOME 2.x to GNOME 3.2. My NetworkManager applet refuses to connect to my network; however, it does not give an error as it simply hangs as "Connecting..." I checked ...
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How do I proceed further when my reports of a improper functioning of a gnome component has not met with answers on the respective mailing list

I am unable to connect to internet using my modem. I followed instructions to seek help at http://live.gnome.org/NetworkManager/Debugging and posted on ...
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How to open a GNOME 3 window from console?

in my GNOME 2 ubuntu i used to issue this command to open a new window to browse the files in some folder: nautilus ./ For example, i could go to a difficult location through the console, and when ...
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How to run gVim in a single instance

I want it in such a way that on double clicking an already opened file, or a new file, gVim uses the same window. From this question asked previously on Stackoverflow I figured out how to do this by ...
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How does one enable different backgrounds for each viewport screen in linux?

I was wondering if it was possible to enable different desktop backgrounds in the four different gnome viewport screens using linux mint?
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Cannot adjust brightness via Fn key

I just set up a new Arch with Gnome 3.2. Until now, everything seems to work fine, except for the brightness adjustment. When I try to adjust the brightness from within the Gnome settings or with ...
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How long will Debian be supporting Gnome 2?

I'm choosing a new distro, and I'm trying to avoid Gnome 3 (and Unity). Debian is using Gnome 2.3, but I'm not sure for how long -- I don't want to install it and be forced to update to Gnome 3 in a ...
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What are the benefits of running Gnome 3 + awesome compared with awesome alone?

What are the benefits to running awesome as my window manager in Gnome 3? I am interested in identifying what features/functionality gnome3+awesome provides that can not be easily (if not identical) ...
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How can I get to a terminal or virtual console when Ctrl-Alt-F2 fails?

When X and GNOME are working normally, I can just hit Ctrl-Alt-F2 to leave GNOME and use the terminal on the second virtual console. To switch back to GNOME, I can just hit Alt-F1. Today, X or GNOME ...
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Bring hidden Gnome 3 notifications back

I was working with Gnome 3 network settings, and accidentally clicked the "Hide" button on a VPN disconnect notification. Unfortunately, this means whenever my VPN gets disconnected, it doesn't say ...
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When do environment variables get set in tcsh?

I set a lot of environment variables in my .tcshrc file, using the setenv command. When I needed to have one of these unset today, I moved this file and opened a new terminal (this is all in a Gnome ...
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No panels in Ubuntu? libcanberra-tk cannot open shared object file

I booted up Ubuntu and have a background but no panels. Everything else seems to work fine, I can get into terminal and run Firefox for instance. I can create folders on my desktop, etc. I'm new to ...
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What is the best method to get GNOME 2 in Arch Linux?

I love Arch Linux, and I love Gnome 2, but it's no longer available, since now Gnome 3 is the default version. I've seen MATE, which is a Gnome 2 Fork, and I've also seen that you can "rollback" your ...
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What is the native Gnome equivalent for Kile?

I was using Kile for editing Latex documents, but after latest package upgrade (I am running Debian Testing) all Kde applications are running reeeeaaaallllly slow - so I am looking for a temporary ...
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How do I find out what action or command or script is assigned to a hardware button?

I'm trying to assign a correct rotation on my tablet. http://superuser.com/questions/340516/assigning-a-rotation-script-to-a-hardware-button One way to do this is using gnome keyboard shortcuts. ...
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Are there a way to block a program from starting during certain times?

As the title says. I want to prevent a certain program from being started during specific times. Are there a good way of accomplishing this at *nix distros?
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Gnome stop grabbing my emacs keys

I am using Gnome in Ubuntu 11.04. I work a lot in Emacs, and I find that the Gnome window manager grabs some of the Emacs keys. To some extent, I can stop this by laboriously going through each of ...
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About GNOME .gconf, .gnome2 etc. directories in $HOME

In users $HOME we know that GNOME keeps various of directories to store user specific configs. I know that .gconf is used to store user preferences (keybindings, and other settings) I know that ...
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GNOME: Use WinKey (Super_L) as a main menu toggle

I know how to set Super_L (WinKey) button to open the Menu. gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu --type string "Super_L" Currently, in order to close that menu, I am ...
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How can I easily copy one user's profile to another's in GNOME?

I have a multi-user environment. I would like them to use one profile (with specific settings like: themes, shortcuts, installed keyboard layouts, wallpaper, main menu items, etc.). Currently I need ...
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Gnome Update Manager stays at 100 % system load

I experience a strange behaviour on my Debian (Wheezy x64) every time I use the Gnome Update Manager. While downloading the files, the CPU load stays low. (click for better resolution) When the new ...
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Where should I put a script that needs to execute once when the user logs in graphically?

Using Gnome 3 on Fedora 15, where should I put a script that needs to execute once when the user logs in graphically?
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Is there a way to make GNOME Panel backgrounds stretch vertically, rather than repeat?

I have another strange issue with the GNOME Panel. Images (that I am using as backgrounds) instead of scaling vertically, are actually repeating vertically, leaving me with a really weird effect: ...
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What do I need to change to have a fully transparent panel?

I have a theme which sets the background of my panel to a certain color, even when I tell it to be transparent via the panel properties. In the theme's gtkrc file, what do I need to change to set ...
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gnome-keyring-daemon couldn't allocate secure memory

I run logcheck on my Debian Linux system to get alerted to unusual lines in my log files, and recently I saw the following in /var/log/messages: gnome-keyring-daemon: couldn't allocate secure memory ...
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How do I associate the Windows key with GNOME menu in Fedora?

There is a similar question: How to associate the Fedora Start menu with the Windows keyboard? but it's for KDE 4. Can someone post equivalent steps for GNOME?
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How do I change file associations from the command line?

The system in question is Solaris, using the Gnome type interface (Java Desktop Environment). We have occasional issues with users managing to mess up their file assocations (most notably .tif). ...
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How do I make a gnome window only available on some workspaces?

Disclaimer: Actually using Debian here, not Ubuntu, but I am knowledgeable enough to find the right packages, and compile my own if needed. I am a rather heavy user of the Multiple Desktops ...
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Fedora 15 screensaver won't wake up after about 10 hours

I can switch to another Terminal via CTRL+ALT+F2, but the screen remains black and won't wake up. Sometimes, it wakes up after several retries. Any ideas to resolve it?
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Gnome-terminal slow to start from launcher, fast when started from terminal

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 with Gnome. When I start a Gnome-terminal (a frequent occurance) if I do it by clicking an icon on a panel (that has as the command: gnome-terminal) it takes a ...
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Dynamically change desktop background from bash script

Is it possible to change the GNOME desktop background during some period of time by just a random phrase from the list on black screen? Will is seriously load the CPU and consume battery life?
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Toggle going to sleep when laptop lid closes?

I'm running Fedora 15 Gnome on a laptop. I can't seem to find an option to toggle if the laptop goes to sleep when the lid closes. There are certain times where I want to put the laptop away or close ...
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What is going wrong with this theme when running Eclipse?

Please see this video to understand what I'm describing: Weirdness in Eclipse - YouTube. Essentially, when I use the "Ambiance Evolution" theme with Eclipse, it starts wiggling and doesn't stop, as ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to make a window occupy half the screen?

Is there a keyboard shortcut I can use to make a window occupy the left or right half of the screen? I'm using a modified version of Ubuntu. On Mac I just use Divvy but I'm not sure if there is a ...
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How to install StackApplet on Debian?

I would love to install StackApplet on Debian 6.0.2! I downloaded 'stackapplet_1.4.0_all.deb' and ran following command: root@debian:/home/dagrevis/Downloads# dpkg -i stackapplet_1.4.0_all.deb ...
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How to get gnome-terminal in English?

Is it possible to select a different language for a specific application? On some systems I run Fedora15/Gnome in German, but want to use the Terminal in English including for the simple prompt ...
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Is there a way to adjust the formatting of the date/time in the GNOME 3 login screen and desktop?

I'm specifically looking to change the formatting in two places: On the desktop, the date/time reads "Sat 21:05". I would like it to read "23-Jul-11 21:05" or "23 Jul 11 21:05". In other words, I ...
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Is there a way to control the delay before shutdown on low battery?

Is there any way to configure shutdown on critically low battery to give me a bit of time before actually shutting down? I've set GNOME Power Manager to shutdown on low battery (hibernating does not ...
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Where does top / gnome-system-monitor get its information about cpu usage?

I am curious where gnome-system-monitor and top (the command line tool) get their information about the CPU usage in %. Could you please explain it to me?
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White listing directories for GTK

Back in 2007 there was some work done to allow system admins to lock down GTK+ and Nautilus. File dialogs can only view white-listed directories. This won't create permission problems for programs, ...
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Restoring the old 'lenny' Debian desktop

In lenny, the Debian desktop's default image was the red Debian logo, and it looked like this: However, in squeeze, the desktop has been replaced by this: How can one restory the lenny ...
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How to make the display go to sleep when screen is locked?

I’m using a Debian amd64 install with the default GNOME desktop. I’m aware that you can go into System | Preferences | Power Management, and choose to make the display go to sleep after a certain ...
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Debian 6: media keys in gnome-settings-daemon don't work

I am running a minimal Debian 6 x86_64 setup with pulseaudio, alsa and gnome-settings-daemon. Whenever I press a media key, gnome-settings-daemon spits the following out to stderr: ** ...
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Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 5.0 using terminal on CentOS?

On the screenshot below is an icon squared in red. Clicking it will launch Mozilla Firefox 3.0.18. I want to upgrade Firefox to version 5.0 so that clicking the same icon should launch the new ...