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How do I run Gnome 3 sound control from KDE?

Skype is using pulse audio, which is part of Gnome and the main place I found to configure microphones was in the standard Gnome sound control. How can I configure the microphones from KDE?
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How to clear terminal completely?

When we use clear command or Ctrl+L in terminal, it clears terminal but we can still scroll back to view the last used commands. Is there a way to completely clear the terminal?
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On Debian in fluxbox, GtkPod has no write permission, but does in GNOME

In fluxbox I manually mount my iPod, then run GtkPod as a normal user, unfortunately this doesn't give me write permissions as a normal user. (I can paste the error message in later when I am home if ...
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Nautilus, mount ISO file with right-click menu

I am using Nautilus now, and back then when i was using Ubuntu i could right-click on an ISO file and automount it without the need to issue any command. But now i am using Nautilus in Archlinux and ...
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Open GNOME session remotely through SSH

I have a laptop connected wirelessly to my home network. I'm planning on installing a CentOS server on my network, used for a web server, a file server, and experimentation. I want to access it from ...
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Turn off notifications under Scientific-linux 6.1

Besides: chmod -x /usr/libexec/notification-daemon reboot are there any solutions to turn off permanently all the annoying notification messages?
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Hotmail Folders

Is there a linux mail client I can use that will let me see my folders in Hotmail and persist the changes back to the server? Kind of like the Hotmail connector for Outlook, or Windows Live Mail? I'm ...
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What would cause file-roller Gtk-CRITICAL errors?

I'm running Fedora F16 (with XFCE rather than Gnome 3) and ever since I installed it I've been getting errors like this one whenever I run GUI software from the terminal: (file-roller:4828): ...
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How do I add a logon GUI to Backtrack 5 R1 with GNOME?

I'm running Backtrack 5 R1 with GNOME in Virtualbox on a Windows 7 x64 host. In the default install, Backtrack boots to a command-line login prompt and then requires you to run startx to load the ...
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Gnome shows workspace before showing the login screen

I have used Gnome for a long time and always have seen this problem. When I close the laptop lid and re-open it, it shows my workspace for 1 second or less and then shows the login screen.I use Fedora ...
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No gnome-power-manager command but it is installed on Arch

I'm running latest Arch, have GNOME and Fluxbox and my main windows manager is Fluxbox. I wanted to manage my power settings in Fluxbox and i added gnome-power-manager in startup but is says there ...
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Gtk theme won't apply in Fluxbox

I installed my Arch Linux with Gnome 3 and Fluxbox on top of it, and I use Fluxbox as the default, but I have this weird problem that I can't manage to fix. I set my theme for Fluxbox and that is ...
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What is this .gtkrc file?

I was going through Tim Pope's dotfiles and I happened to notice that he had a .gtkrc file. What does this configuration file do? And how can I make one of those?
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GNOME / GTK app installed from source runs with default theme

I've installed a GNOME / GTK application from source (GitG 0.2.5 in Linux Mint 11) - after resolving all the dependencies, I successfully ran the application. The dependencies were also installed ...
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How can I launch gnome-terminal with unique titles for multiple tabs?

I've seen various posts about launching gnome-terminal with multiple tabs and the script below is working for me. That is to say, this script will launch gnome-terminal with various working ...
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Switching from Debian 6 Squeeze stable to testing version

I had this problem and I asked some friends of mine and their advice was to upgrade from my messed-up Debian Squeeze system to the testing version. So I did it. First I changed the ...
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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 ...