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KVM gets background and mouse with gdm3 and lightdm on debian wheezy

I have a debian wheezy system with a ipkvm. I originally installed it as a none gdm server. I then installed gnome-desktop-environment and rebooted. The kvm just shows the background and mouse and a ...
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Add a foreign keyboard layout to Gnome in Debian 8

I would like to add an Italian keyboard layout as an input source, but my system only lists English layouts. I suppose that this is because I didn't select any locale other than English during ...
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Gnome-terminal and Zsh: keep current directory on new tab/window

I'm running gnome 3.10.1 on Arch with Zsh. I'm facing that problem that when I create a new tab or window from a terminal window, it resets the current dir to my home dir. I've already tried this: ...
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How to run the terminal using keyboard shortcuts in Gnome 2?

I'm using Gnome 2. I use the terminal several times, and I lose a lot of time going in Applications / Utilities / Terminal to launch the terminal. I am wondering if I can launch the terminal using ...
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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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Nothing helps Gnome Terminal to not default to ANSI_x3.4-1968

I would really like gnome-terminal to default to a UTF-8 encoding, but whatever I do, I can't get it to do it. I don't have sudo access, so I cannot edit /etc/environment. I'm on a university-managed ...
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Configure multiple monitors with a desktop independend gui

Since my upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 gnome-control-center display is broken. It could not get any screen information. According to this bug report: ...
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Can I print to a remote cupsd without installing cupsd on the client?

I have a networked printer, a cups server and several desktops all having the cups daemon running. This setup works but has an annoyance that if something won't print, the user has to check two print ...
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Testing for an active window session

I'd like to run a cron job to test whether there is an active window session (GNOME or KDE) running on my host. By "active" I mean that in addition to just running, the user is "doing stuff". In ...
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Gnome Terminal Colors not displaying correctly, Vim too

Gnome Terminal Monokai Theme (Colors are wrong) I downloaded the Monokai theme and my blues and greens are clearly off. Gnome Terminal Monokai Theme Vim Issues Also I am using 256-grayvim theme ...
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How to make bookmarks appear first in the GNOME files left pane?

I have a dual boot Debian system with windows partitions. I never use and access those partitions from within Linux. But they appear first in the gnome files program. There are 4 disks shown in the ...
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Run script on screen lock/unlock

I'd like to run a screen if the Gnome session is locked and unlocked. Is there a way that I can intercept this and perform certain actions when the desktop is locked or unlocked?
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Autohiding the top bar and the bottom bar in Gnome Classic?

I don't know how to achieve this. From what I have read, Alt + Right Click or Super + Alt + Right Click should work, but neither shortcut works. The problem is that when applications are fullscreen, ...
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Gnome launch item ignoring command line arguments

In relation to this question: Run true multiple process instances of gnome-terminal I have a launch item on a Gnome desktop whose command is this: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal --disable-factory ...
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Get window name on Red Hat Gnome

Is is possible to get the title of a window (Eg. gnome-terminal) via a terminal command, without installing any outside packages like xdotool, xprop or wmctrl? Much appreciated.
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Sort options missing in gnome desktop context menu

When I right-click gnome's desktop I just get the option to organize desktop by name. Is it possible to sort desktop icons by type, or by any other criteria like those available in nautilus?
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How to disable “Not listed?” in login screen?

when i used to use ubuntu there was a option at login screen if you are not in the list of users, create a new account now same thing in debian, at the login screen there is written under my name " ...
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Why can't I run Gnome apps over remote SSH session?

Logging into a remote host using ssh -X me@host, I successfully run gnome-terminal -e "tail -F /var/log/file" &. When I log off and then try the same thing the next day, I get this: Failed to ...
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Setting application-specific keyboard shortcuts in Gnome 3.16

I would like to associate a specific action in Nautilus (namely 'Open in Terminal') with a keyboard shortcut so that I don't have to use the mouse to open the current working directory in a new ...
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CentOS 7: What is the difference between applications.menu and gnome-applications.menu?

CentOS 7 using GNOME 3 comes with both "applications.menu" and "gnome-applications.menu" in /etc/xdg/menus. If I wanted to create a submenu for all users on a machine (i.e. NOT using alacarte), which ...
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How to move a file to trash with Del key in Gnome 3.14.1 / Debian Jessie?

By defualt, in the Gnome's Nautilus version shipped with Jessie, one needs to press Ctrl+Del to move a file to trash or Shift+Del to remove it permanently. I know there was a fix for that in older ...
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Chrome Remote Desktop with GNOME

I am trying to set up Chrome Remote Desktop on my Linux machine. I have installed the package, and I have added myself to the ´chrome-remote-desktop´ group. I have created a .chrome-remote-desktop ...
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Can I run a single program without running it through a window manager? (Gnome, Technic-Launcher)

I'm running into an issue with Technic-Launcher being completely white when run in gnome, but it's fine in other DE's. The developer says it's an issue with mutter and undecorated java windows. Can I ...
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RPM installation %post macro works on terminal but not on GUI

I have created my own .rpm file. The installation works prefect on the command line but doesn't work properly when i am doing it from the GUI. The only thing that doesn't work from the GUI is the ...
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Display problem - Random grid appears on screen

I have recently started using Arch with nvidia driver (I had a lot of problems getting nouveau to even work so I decided to try nvidia) and I started experiencing rather odd problems. Every now and ...
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Disable the Gnome screensaver from the command line

I would like to disable the screensaver on Centos 6.2 for a single user. I have tried from the GUI, that looked like the easiest way, but it didn't work out, I am not sure why. I am looking for an ...
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RPM to invoke browser post installation

I am creating an RPM installer for centos 6.5, After installation i want the RPM to invoke the browser and show the installation report. This installation report shows the details of how the ...
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Debian jessie without desktop

So, I installed debian Jessie on my computer. And it does not have any desktop. I have used numerous of different commands but it just say cannot be found. Thanks for the help. EDIT! One way to fix ...
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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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How do I prevent GNOME suspending while I finish a compilation job

I am trying to build a custom kernel for my machine which is taking a long time to build (as expected). Is it possible to stop my GNOME desktop from suspending the machine until the compilation has ...
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Add custom compose key sequence (not working)

I use Trisquel 7.0 LTS (Comes with GNOME 3 Flashback). I visited some post like this and this. on the topic about adding custom compose key sequence. I set Menu Key as Compose Key: I created ...
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Debian 8 (Jessie) screen resolution issue

I've upgraded a Toshiba Qosmio G30 laptop (Nvidia GeForce 7600 GPU) from Debian Wheezy to Jessie. There is an issue with the screen resolution. During boot the following messages are printed on the ...
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Enabling Numeric Keypad

I have trouble with the numeric keypad (NumLock keys) being unusable while typing. While I don't think it's GUI specific, this happens both in Gnome and KDE. Sometimes it works in TTY, other times it ...
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Make mouse movements scroll when the middle button is held down

In Windows, I'm used to clicking the center button and it offering a "fast scroll" option up or down. How can I get this behavior on Linux? It currently seems to use the back button upon center click ...
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Red glitch borders on linux desktop animations

I am using gnome 3.14 + debian 8 jessie + nvidia optimus graphic driver. Those borders on animations are driving me insane and I would love some suggestions on how to resolve it :( ? PS, can someone ...
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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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IPython Qt Console doesn't have a title in GNOME app switcher

When I use the app switcher in GNOME 3.16, the IPython Qt Console (version 3.1.0) doesn't have a title under its icon (see image, and compare with Chromium). I also noticed that the icon doesn't ...
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Unmet Dependencies and sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code(1) error in DEBIAN

I'm trying to install desktop environment on Debian in VM gnome: apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment Throws Error: Reading package lists.. Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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USB flash drive is read-only under Gnome on Debian

I have Debian on my PC. I insert a USB flash and it open just fine in my Gnome environment. But when I try to copy something in it I get: Error during copy.The destination is only for reading. When ...
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GNOME 3: bottom panel window order

I have centos 7.1. At bottom panel opened windows (running applications) are represented (ex: openoffice, thunrderbird, terminal). Question one - How can I change the order of these opened windows ...
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pkexec command is not working by means of keyboard short-cut

Earlier I used to run nautilus as root by sudo -A nautilus. Now I've set policy action for nautilus and pkexec nautilus is working fine through command-line and Alt+F2. $ cat ...
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Error running startx on CentOS via SSH

Whenever I attempt to run startx on a system I have SSHed into, I get the following output: xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.6604 X.Org X Server 1.15.0 Release Date: ...
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Is there an easy way to clean up useless files? [duplicate]

Is there a command or an application i can download or run that would clean up and uninstall useless and unused files? I just want to free up some space on my machine, and that is my main goal.
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Cannot startx on Debian after some changes

I installed and removed some packages and changed some settings on my Debian server. After reboot I can't run x11vnc to remote it using VNC. Now when I run startx, the result is: no screens found ...
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Add column into Archive Manager interface

I've just made a mistake and I have removed the 'Name' column from the Archive Manager program interface. Here is the actual interface: Now, I can't see the 'Name' column. I've tried to modify ...
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What's the difference between Debian Standard and Gnome?

I was wondering, is there any differences between Debian Standard and GNOME versions? Isn't Debian under GNOME by default?
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How to randomly change the Gnome background image using bash?

I'm trying to set a random image as the Gnome background for the current user using bash. What I have found out: To set the wallpaper I can use: gconftool-2 --type string --set ...
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Unix with few packages

I want a clean unix OS, just with two packages: gnome-session-fallback & usual ubuntu terminal. I want to minimize the space of my OS take. How can I create this custom OS & install them ...
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How vnc decides which x11 session - gnome or xfce to run in client machine?

I can see in my office environment that some user vnc sessions are running on xfce and some with gnome. For me particularly, it's xfce. And by examining the processes I see that xfce is started ...
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How do I run GUI applications as root by using pkexec?

I am using Trisquel GNU/Linux-Libre which comes with Gnome3 Flashback Desktop Environment. I know that I can run GUI application as root by sudo & gksudo but I want to know that How do I run GUI ...