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gdm graphical login prompt problem (OpenSUSE 11.2)

I'm trying to figure out why the graphical login prompt won't show up at the login page. I see the wallpaper just fine, but the graphical login prompt wont show up no matter how long I wait. So, In ...
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Disabling thumbnails in Nautilus using dconf

Bellow are the steps I undertook to try to disable thumbnails in Nautilus ( following instruction mentioned here: https://wiki.gnome.org/dconf/SystemAdministrators ) . It didn't help. (I'm on Debian ...
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How do font-settings in gnome, kde and xfce work?

My Debian 8 system (Jessie) is primarily an xfce system, but I also use gnome and kde programs. I did not install any desktop environment, but I start my xsession with an .xsession file. Problem is, I ...
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GNOME doesn't work on Debian Jessie after installing fglrx

I'm using 64bit Debian Jessie and followed these instruction to install fglrx for Radeon HD 7000 series: https://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary However GNOME doesn't work after it. I installed ...
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Arch Linux terminal not starting

I just installed Arch Linux following a video tutorial from youtube for the first time. However, when I try starting the GNOME terminal it won't start. It will say Terminal at the top of my screen for ...
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Why can't I click between windows after Xenial (16.04) update?

I recently updated to Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial, and since then, I have been unable to click between windows. For example, I have a Chrome window up, open Sublime Text, and try to click Sublime (or Chrome) ...
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When do changes to gsettings take place?

After making a change to something in gsettings, is anything to be done to make the changes take effect? For example, if I have thumbnails in ~/.thumbnails dating back a few days, will running: ...
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How do I connect to my public folder set up in gnome nautilus.

After enabling personal file sharing in the sharing settings of gnome it tells me to go to 'dav://manjaro', but if I try to connect using that address on a different computer on the same network it ...
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Disabling system modal behaviour of GNOME 3 password prompts

When GNOME (Keyring, specifically) needs a password to add an SSH key to the agent, it pops up a system modal prompt to get the password from you. I use KeePass, so this means that if I forgot to copy ...
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Eclipse Mars won't start on ArchLinux with Gnome

I am trying to install Eclipse Mars on my ArchLinux, but the application won't start. I use gnome as my desktop environement. So I tried to launch it in console: eclipse -debug -consolelog the log ...
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Troubleshooting a yum update that breaks gnome

Recently yum update gave me about 130 packages to update (mostly connected with upgrading from GNOME 3.8 to 3.14 on Scientific Linux 7). I installed the updates, which went fine, but after logging ...
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Trying to download new Yakuake skins on my Arch/Gnome installation, but cannot

Currently I am using Arch Linux with a Gnome Desktop Environment. Now I have chosen to use Yakuake as my terminal. I'd like to use other skins that other people have put up online for my terminal. ...
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mousekeys is too slow in gnome3 fedora

Today I had to use mousekeys feature and tried it but it was very slow and unsusable, can I incerase the speed of my cursor while using mousekeys?
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Gnome 3.20 graphical glitches when switching applications

Today, I upgraded from Gnome 3.18 to 3.20 and started experiencing some strange graphical issues when changing focus from one application to another, either by alt-tab or clicking the new window with ...
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Failed to start Crash recovery kernel arming

When trying to login into CentOS 7 either through the Gnome GUI or the login shell, I get this: After a second, I get booted backed to the login shell, or login screen of Gnome. I've tried booting ...
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Can We Have Different Wallpapers For Each Workspace under Gnome?

I was wondering whether we can have different wallpapers in each workspace of a Linux distro using Gnome. Googled it. Solutions I found require desktop effects to be enabled. My laptop can't take up ...
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Have a window showing on both screens in a dual monitor setup

While presenting using a projector, is it possible to have the laptop screen showing all the open windows (including my presentation notes) and the projector showing only those windows I want the ...
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How to add an item to the Applications menu?

How can I add an application to Applications > Internet in Gnome Desktop running on CentOS 6.4? Per this old Docs link, it suggests to edit /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu. How can I add ...
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Cannot connect to any host (including localhost) using PAC Manager on CentOS 7

I'm using following system: $ cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core) $ uname -a Linux X 3.10.0-327.4.4.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jan 5 16:07:00 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Desktop doesn't show mouse pointer without mouse

Recently mouse stopped working and I removed (plugged-out) mouse from Desktop-PC. I've restarted but now pointer is not displaying. I've turned on Mouse key in order to work-around with num-pad but I ...
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Display hostname in GDM3 on Fedora 19 at login screen [closed]

I'm managing almost 100 lab PC's running Fedora 19. It's difficult to manage because it seems like no where that I can display the hostname at the login screen. GDM version: gdm-3.8-3.2
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Fedora 20: Anyway to install the default tools which comes with Fedora-Gnome on Cinnamon?

I just did a fresh install of Fedora 20 and chose Cinnamon as my desktop. To my surprise, Gnome was not install at all.. and thus I feel am I missing a bunch of "stuff" that's normally included in a ...
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Windows getting lost behind a full screen Java application when moving mouse cursor to opposite monitor

I'm running RHEL 6.4 and I have a full screen Java application which consists of a JFrame without any window decorations that matches the resolution of the monitor. I'm also running a bare Linux ...
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some xkb option fails under Gnome

I'd like to ask a question about xkb settings. Consider the following scenario. I want two keyboard layouts and a way to easily switch between them. Let's consider US and US(dvorak). To switch I ...
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What are some decent alt-tab replacements for Gnome?

I think these problems bother me with the native alt-tab app: It feels a bit sluggish - it takes about 0.3 seconds for the alt-tab window to appear. I'd like to configure Alt-Shift-Tab to go one ...
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Keymaps working on tty but now on Gnome - Arch Linux

When I was at Zsh installig Arch Linux, I listed the keymaps ls /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/**/*.map.gz and selected the one for my keyboard loadkeys br-abnt2.map.gz and worked fine there. After the ...
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GNOME Full screen notifications

When I watch a YouTube video in full screen or use steam in-home streaming, I can't see the notifications at the bottom of the screen. Additionally, for in-home streaming, I can't use my windows key ...
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Changing the order of workspaces in Gnome Shell

In Gnome Shell, is it possible to change the sequence of workspaces by using drag-and-drop? For instance, is it possible to make Workspace 2 the uppermost one by dragging it above Workspace 1 (which ...
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How do I configure the GNOME gdm login screen?

I recently installed Arch Linux and have it mostly set up. With many other Linux distributions, there is a tool that is used to configure the look and feel of the login screen. I would like to change ...
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How do I take a screenshot while using Gnome?

There's a pretty detailed set of instructions for how to take screenshots under debian online. The first paragraph suggests that debian supports an inbuilt screenshot facility: "Print Screen" key to ...
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gnome-screenshot -a's annoying delay

I set a shortcut for taking a screenshot of an area (gnome-screenshot -a) but whenever I press it it's an annoying game of cat and mouse to get the cross-hatch which lets you select the area to show ...
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mplayer: Problem opening sound files, gnome-mplyaer works, why?

I'm new to this community and this is my first question. I am using Debian 8.3 Jessie and have two sound files a.mp3 and b.mp3 on my hard drive. I am using mplayer and gnome-mplayer to open these ...
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Is there any file manager able to restore the windows opened?

We know that chrome and firefox can remember the status of the tabs and can restore them next time. Is there any file manager can do the same thing?
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Menus open in wrong monitor

I connected an external monitor to the HDMI port of my laptop and it worked; however, if I move any window there and try to open a menu on it, it will open on the wrong screen. This is how it looks, ...
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Strange Ubuntu logout when manipulating DOM in Google Chrome

The context: in Google Chrome, in the the Developer Tools inspector, each time I try to move a DOM element, Ubuntu Gnome log me out without notice. I can't even take a snapshot of this, because I'm ...
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In Debian-GNOME's log viewer, how to add default logs after deleting them?

Using Debian-GNOME's log viewer, I used ctrl+W instinctively and closed some logs from the side pane. How do I get them back in one fell swoop (one step)? I know I can go to /var/logs and add them ...
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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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Forward Slash “/” key opening “Gnome Help”

I've done a yum update today (CentOS 7) and after that my forward slash key is now opening "Gnome Help" every time I press it. It is driving me insane because I have to use the numpad divide symbol to ...
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Turn screen off when inactive for time period in RHEL and Debian

I want to turn the screen off when inactive for x minutes using commandline settings on RHEL and Debian distros of Linux. Any help? I have done this with the following commands on Ubuntu and Centos: ...
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Setting environment variables for Gnome on Wayland session only

I'm testing GNOME 3.14 on Wayland on ArchLinux and I would also like to test GTK+ on Wayland. To do so, I can set the following two env variables from terminal export GDK_BACKEND=wayland ...
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Touchpad gesture on wayland gnome 3.18

I am Using gnome 3.18.2 on wayland. I know there is support for touchpad gesture in wayland but how do I configure it?
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No bar at the bottom on Gnome after installing some Debian packages

A little bit back I tried to install a package with aptitude. One of its substitutions deleted gnome and many other packages. The bar at the bottom is gone basically, anyone know how to bring the bar ...
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Touchpad scrolling is very jumpy on Wayland

I've just switched from Xorg to Wayland, which means I've also switched to libinput. I'm also using GNOME 3 and GDM. Since switching, scrolling has become very jumpy. As I drag two fingers ...
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How to run gnome javascript extensions (gjs) from terminal

I created an extension for gnome shell and want to be able to start it using a keyboard shortcut (something like ctrl+space). I didn't find good documentation or tutorials that helped me creating the ...
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Add custom compose key sequence (not working) [closed]

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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Dual monitors mirror each other

So I have two monitors for this desktop and both of them currently mirror each other. I'm on Fedora 23 running a Radeon R9 390 8GB. I've tried the proprietary ATI drivers and when I reboot I get grub ...
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how to configure syncevolution to access notes (text files) on owncloud server as evolution memo?

I wonder whether it can work, and if so how, to get evolution's view on memos to show notes (simple text files in a particular folder "Notes") on an owncloud server. I run owncloud 9 and think of ...
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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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Gnome 3.18 on Fedora 23: LibreOffice ugly appareance when change GTK theme

When i change the GTK theme (Gnome 3.18, Fedora 23) the LibreOffice appareance is completely changed, it's looks like the theme was removed. This is how LO looks with the Arc theme: How can I ...
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How to forbid the menu item selection by right click?

Clicking the right button prompts a context menu, then we can choose an item from the menu by a left or right click. However, it's really boring that we can use right click to select the item. ...