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How to remove KDE and XFCE applications from GNOME menu?

I am new to Linux. I installed kubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop over the default Ubuntu 10.10. I want to unclutter the menu, so that applications related to a particular desktop appear in menu ...
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How to get GNOME volume applet back?

I'm running GNOME 2.30 (Squeeze) and have lost my Volume Control applet. I can't find it in my Add to Panel window. [update] Note that the Volume Control applet appears again in the window, and I ...
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What can I do when apt-get/aptitude doesn't create a menu item for an installed program?

Obviously, this question is specific to Debian-based setups. I find that, often, packages I install using aptitude or apt-get only say that a menu item has been created. No menu item actually ...
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Top and bottom panels disappeared in Ubuntu 10.10 (Gnome)

For some reason my top and bottom panels have disappeared. I can't right-click and add a new panel either. I tried executing gnome-panel from the terminal, rebooting, but no luck. Any idea how to ...
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How to resume a gnome session?

I am in the middle of a project where I repeatedly have to stop X11 to debug. I stop with Ctrl+Alt+F1 then login and $ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop Then I go about my debugging. then restart gdm ...
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Dragging of windows slow/laggy after installing ATI Radeon HF 4870 graphic drivers in Ubuntu 10.10 Gnome?

I recently installed ubuntu 10.10. Graphics were actually fine, by just using the default drivers, and I could drag windows fast and smoothly. However, since I have an ATI Radeon HD4870 card I should ...
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How to run commands automatically on gnome-terminal after log-in?

After each login, there's certain commands that I run on specific tabs of gnome-terminal. This is a tedious process, so can this be done automatically?
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How to disable multiple logins in GNOME?

Basically, I want to disable multiple logins. The family laptop (not mine) has a problem with the x server -- at least it seems to be the x server. When two users are logged in simultaneously the ...
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All but MPlayer and VLC unable to play MP4 video?

I have a specific MP4 video file that plays fine in MPlayer and VLC, but other programs on my Arch Linux box (Banshee, Gnome's Movie Player) are unable to play it. Most seem to treat it as having zero ...
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TightVNC not running gnome-session

I have a Debian Lenny box with Gnome desktop. I've installed Tightvnc server on it and would like to see a Gnome session when connecting from another computer using VNC viewer. But for some reason it ...
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How to do a print screen or capture an area of the screen

Is there an equivalent of the Window's Print Screen + Paste (or better yet the Mac OS Cmd+Shift+4, Space) in gnome?
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How to get touchpad functional, again?

I messed something up and can't get my touchpad functional at all on GNOME 2.30 any more. I looked at Mouse Preferences on the Touchpad tab, and can't find the magic switch. The touchpad works on the ...
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Emacs and windows manager keyboard shortcuts without “Super” key

I found a classic M-series keyboard and I want to use it. However, it does not have the "Windows" key (a.k.a "Super"), only the Shift, Control and Alt modifiers. My keyboard shortcuts are cluttered ...
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Gnome panel missing application icons, chat bubble menu, and power menu

I've been messing around with my system too much and messed something up. I'm new to Ubuntu, but have been using linux on servers for a few years. I'm not sure of the correct terminology so I'm ...
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Application-specific keymapping

In general, I want to make specific keymaps for application, that working only in it and doesn't affect any other app. For example, I already use my Caps key to toggle input language (via xorg.conf), ...
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Prevent KDE and Gnome from showing eachothers icons in the menu

Often, I have both KDE4 and Gnome installed on my machines. What really bothers me when I do this, is that the Gnome menu will show all kinds of things that I will hardly ever use in Gnome, like ...
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Gnome menu panel blank space

I'm having a problem in the top menu panel since a couple of days, some space has been created between some icons and I don't know how to remove it. A screendump: Does anyone know what the reason ...
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how do i tell gnome to reread my ~/.profile

Gnome reads ~/.profile upon login. When I change something in .profile (for example LC_MESSAGES) I want gnome to reread the .profile file without logging out and back in. In bash I can tell bash to ...
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How to align applets on Gnome panel

Does anyone know how to align applets on Gnome panel? For example I add notification area and there's five icons (you see it on the left of processor icon). Then, I plug my BlueTooth adapter out of my ...
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Portable encrypted container

I want to store some data encrypted to carry around with me (this includes some scans of relevant paperwork, my TAN List for online banking, my gnupg and ssh keys and stuff like that). So not really a ...
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How to run a script during Gnome log out

I would like to run a script to rsync my home directory to another machine whenever I log out of Gnome. There is a way to hook into the Gnome logout process?
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Where and how do I create new system-wide menu items for CentOS/RH 5?

I have some CentOS 5.5 systems. I have installed the rdesktop rpm, however no entry appears to be made in the gnome or kde menus for it. Where is the menu structure in the filesystem? Is it one ...
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How do I read alternate gnome configuration files

I have a number of versions of gnome installed on a number of different hosts. All users have network mounted home directories. In some cases gnome works poorly when reading configuration from the ...
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How to disable “Shake password dialog when authentication fails” of Gnome Screensaver?

Is there any way to disable the animation which occurs when attempting to unlock gnome Screensaver and failing? Currently the password dialog shakes back and forth and for some reason on some laptops, ...
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Where in Gnome libs, is 'True' and 'False' defined?

I'm trying to compile a program with gnome-libs, that uses True and False, in one of the arguments. But what header file defines them? I'm getting the following error: guignome/guignome.c: In ...
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Which run dialog

I just switched from the standard Gnome window manager to Openbox (still running inside Gnome) and like it a lot. However, now I need a new run dialog, e.g. the thing popping up when hitting Alt+F2 in ...
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How do I execute a program in gnome and make it use another gtk theme other than the default one?

I use a dark theme and the program that I am trying to run hard-codes some color values that make it unusable with the dark theme settings. I want to run this program without the dark theme being ...
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Network printer needs to be manually enabled after reboot

I've recently installed Debian squeeze on a new machine, and decided to try out the default gnome setup rather than attempt to do everything myself. I added a printer using System > Administration > ...
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Is there any way to assign shortcuts to Nautilus bookmarks?

I have added several dirs as bookmarks to nautilus and I want to know if there a way to assign keyboard shortcuts to some of them.
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Gconf profiles personalized with environment variables

What is best practice for creating mandatory or default gconf-profiles using the users environment variables. That would make it easy to maintain system-wide profiles and distribute profiles in a ...
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How can I tell *which* application is asking for access to gnome-keyring/Seahorse?

Whenever I log in on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 I get a Seahorse/gnome-keyring prompt telling me an application wants to access my keyring. It isn't the network manager, because if I cancel the request ...
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dpkg and google-chrome don't get along with gnome

Install fine. Works fine. Next day the logo and apps menu entry is gone. Doesn't seem to matter what I do. On installation, GDebi refused to install the package, and crashed instead, so I used dpkg ...
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How to remove GNOME to run only Compiz

Regarding this question, I really like the idea of running Compiz without a desktop environment. I currently have Ubuntu 10.04 (with GNOME and Compiz) and want to give it a try. Now how can I ...
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Preventing mounting some partition by user (gnome+udisk)

I'd like to prevent automounting one partition (known UUID etc. ) on one external harddrive. Others should be automounted. Distro is 'modern' (uses lots of beta software) and uses udisk+udev for ...
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How to update gnome keyring password?

Last weak I updated my password on my laptop. Then every time when I logged in, it would prompt for my old password to open the keyring for network manager. To fix this in a terminal I use rm ...
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linux x.org alternative

We have so many options for window managers, shells, desktop environments, distros, and kernel architectures under Linux, but why after (maybe) 20 years do we only have X.org server (including its ...
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OpenSuse custom keyboard shortcuts not working

Note: This question is specifically on a clean install of OpenSuse 11.3 with gnome as the display/desktop manager I can't get custom keyboard shortcuts to work, default shortcuts are working ...
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Is is possible to use KDE as well as Gnome on a machine?

Is it possible to install KDE and Gnome on your machine (using Fedora) in such a way that when you boot, you can specify whether you want to use KDE or Gnome. Even better would be if you can switch ...
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How do I prevent gnome to mount my usb device when I'm using KDE?

in KDE, when I plug a USB storage device, I see a nautilus window automatically open, and I'm obliged to use nautilus if I want to umount it properly Dolphin gives the following error: ...
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How can I figure out why gnome-panel is frequently misbehaving?

On my system (Debian Lenny AMD64), gnome-panel seems to act up now and again. I've not found a way to force it to happen, but it seems to be related to launching processes. Basically, I launch some ...
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Can anybody recommend an HTTP debugging proxy?

I would like something that allows me to: Inspect all HTTP(S) traffic between my computer and the Internet, including 127.0.0.1 Modify incoming or outgoing data It would also be nice if it had a ...
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How to integrate sound with desktop events?

On Windows, the Sounds & Multimedia control panel allows the connection of sound snippets to various operating system events, like window movements, process start/stop, and start-up/shutdown. I ...
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Tiling windows in GNOME

How can I get tiling windows in GNOME?