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Gnome 3.12 on Debian Jessie freezes when I open dialogues

I recently did the upgrade from Gnome 3.8 to Gnome 3.12, in Debian Testing (Jessie), and I can't figure this one out. When I try to open certain dialogue boxes in some applications (for example, the ...
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How to set the prompt and tab-title on Gnome-Shell (Gnome 3, centos 7)

This is embarrassing, but I don't seem to be able to set the command-prompt or the shell title. I'm using Gnome3 on centos 7. PROMPT I've added the following to ~/.bashrc: export PS1="\w \$ " The ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to kill X server can't be disabled

I would like to disable the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace shortcut to kill my X server. I have tried disabling it in the gnome-keyboard-properties "Layout Options..." dialog. When I start the dialog, the option ...
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Driver install fixes gnome on old laptop but Ice Weasel hangs the desktop

I installed Wheezy on an old laptop with a Quadro4 go700 video card in it. Gnome did not like it and the display was corrupted. Therefore, I disabled the Nouveau driver, downloaded the Nvidia Linux ...
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Removed GNOME desktop, cannot connect to internet from terminal

I'm using Fedora 19. I removed my GNOME-Desktop (sudo yum remove @gnome-desktop). After that when I try to connect to internet from command line i'm facing all sorts of issues.. Ethernet cable is ...
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How do I search for files from the gnome GUI in debian?

I sometimes spend time in the standard classic gnome GUI in debian wheezy, and today I wanted to search for files containing some text in a certain folder. I tried to do it the windows way by going ...
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PPTP VPN in CentOS 7

I recently installed CentOS 7 (Gnome), but I realized that there are no options for setting up a PPTP VPN client. I tried to install networkmanager-pptp-gnome, but unfortunately it's not available in ...
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Can I create a bootable distribution backup

I'm interested in trying out a couple of distributions, but for extended periods of time (so using a LiveCD is not really an option). However, I would like to create a backup of my current ...
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Debian: change Gnome Classic Places menu for all users

I'm using debian 7 with Gnome Classic. I want to change the items in my Places menu for every users. I know that I can manage Applications menu items from /usr/share/applications How can I ...
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How do I allocate a key shortcut to moving GNOME 3 workspaces up/down?

In GNOME 3, in the Keyboard Shortcuts area of the Keyboard settings page, it is possible to allocate shortcuts to move between workspaces and move windows between workspaces. Unfortunately, however, ...
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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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Gnome programs (eog/gnome-terminal) have a slow start and produce a DBus.Error.NoReply Warning

For some time eog and gnome-terminal are starting very slow on my (X)Ubuntu 13.10. I think other gnome tools are affected, too, but I don't use any else. Now I get a ...
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How to start a command upon login in GNOME?

I would like to run xkbcomp upon a user login in order to modify its keyboard. The command works fine from a terminal after login. The system is an unmodified Fedora 20 Desktop Edition. I tried to ...
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Gdm broken for unknown reason

My Debian 7.6 (Wheezy) got broken over the night. The login window changed from a grey, static one to a black with dynamic effects. After logging in I found out that none of the gnome extensions I was ...
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Remap “Show the Overview” to control in Gnome ( Fedora 20 )

I would like to remap "Show the Overview" to control, but the gui will not allow it. Is there a config file somewhere I can use to specify this? Screenshot
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Disable Gnome on boot in Antergos

I use Antegos (a distribution based on Arch Linux) and I installed GNOME in my system. How can I disable GNOME running at system boot? After booting without GNOME, how can I start it again?
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GTK: Specify application foreground and background color on command line

In the old days, all X11 applications would take standard command-line arguments to specify things like foreground/background color. Is there a way to do that today for GTK applications? In particular ...
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Openning root terminal by keyboard shortcut

I am using Debian Linux and I am setting some shortcuts on it. So in keyboard window I went to shortcut, added gnome-terminal, and set Ctrl + t as the keys. But in Debian we also have "Root ...
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Adding wallpapers in GNOME Shell

When executing Activities → Settings → Background, you can find three background tabs: [Wallpapers] [Pictures] [Colors] In [Wallpapers] you can find backgrounds under /usr/share/backgrounds/, but ...
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no install buttons in extensions.gnome.org

I just got a new computer, and I wanted to install all the nice shell extensions I had on my old one. Both of them are running Debian 7.5, and have gnome shell version 3.4.2. The only difference I ...
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Save password for Windows Samba server for printing in Gnome?

Unfortunately for us Linux users, our University printer works over the Samba protocoll. After configuring it in CUPS I can print, but I have to enter username and password everytime with no option ...
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xmodmap -e 'remove mod2 = Num_Lock' NumLock not working with Citrix Session

I've installed CentOS 6.5 - 32-bit and am using GNOME, connecting to a Citrix App server. While connecting, I'm not able to use the Numlock in the session. So from a blog I've found how to fix this ...
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What is the relationship between GNU and GNOME?

Is there any relation between GNU and GNOME? And further related license GPL?
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Window with activity in GNOME, notifies but doesn't show itself after Alt+Tab?

When a process that has an open window is activated, it remains un-focused and hidden underneath other windows but gives a small notification below that there was action. This is particularly evident ...
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Programmatically creating .desktop file to autostart application

Using a Java program, I added a .desktop file in /etc/xdg/autostart to run a script when a user logs in. The script didn't run at user login, and when I checked the start up applications dialog ...
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Why are Unity and GNOME so graphics-intensive? [closed]

Sure, the desktops are very detailed now, but I see that they appear to be fairly simple, especially the GNOME shell. Why is the 'simple-looking' Gnome shell so 'graphics-intensive'?
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How to measure that how much time is the active window opened?

How can we measure that in a given period, what window was on the top? (active one) I already tried based on "wmctrl", but I can't show the currently active window.. in the second example I tried ...
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Switching to tty changes mouse speed - why / how to change?

I like using a fast mouse, so I use xset to speed it up, more than possible with the normal gnome settings. When I switch to a tty and back to Gnome, my mouse is really slow again (changed to default ...
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USB-HDD connected to router “disconnects” automatically

I have a USB-HDD, formatted as ext3 connected to my router, so I can use it as a home-network storage. It works quite well, however, when sending a lot of files to the harddrive (I tried to do a ...
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Running “gnome-session” or “gnome-panel” over SSH via X yields black bar

I can VNC fine to my machine. But VNC is slow, and to try something else, I wanted to use gnome-session or gnome-panel over SSH via X. But it simply gives me a black bar across the whole screen. No ...
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Some settings in 50-synaptics.conf have no effect

I am having trouble with editing the synaptics file for my touchpad, /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. I got Debian-based Linux with Gnome 3.4.2. The relevant portion (I suppose) of said file ...
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Restarting gnome-shell - KDE programs look ugly

I needed to restart my gnome-shell. I did this on the tty1 via export DISPLAY=:0.0 gnome-shell --replace This helps to keep all the open programs, but all KDE program have a different (e.g. ugly) ...
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Min max buttons not displayed

What can be the cause for min max buttons not getting displayed for some windows in a jave ui application. I have runned command gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout ...
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How to catch keystrokes in Linux environment

I need a C code to be executed when some particular keys are pressed in Linux "Desktop" environment. What are the ways to register for such an event and How? Should I write ISR for that? I need an ...
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Show icons for open windows on multiple desktop panels

By default, the bottom desktop panel in centos(6) gnome displays icons for all open windows in the workspace. However, with two monitors, these icons are frequently sitting in my blind spots, causing ...
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gnome-session error on rhel (canberra-gtk-module error)

When starting cppeclipse in gnome-session via vnc it appears following error on rh6 canberra-gtk-module not found, module is present in /usr/lib/x64/ also fails when LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/x64/ is ...
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PHPStorm Only runs on Gnome or KDE

Does anyone know why it is so? I was using unity... then i switched to LXDE and it wont run. I checked the requirements and it turned out that it requires either GNOME or KDE. So what exactly is it ...
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GNOME keyring manager and gnupg

I get this gpg: WARNING: The GNOME keyring manager hijacked the GnuPG agent. gpg: WARNING: GnuPG will not work proberly - please configure that tool to not interfere with the GnuPG system! when I ...
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xrdp access running programs from another desktop session?

I trying to remote desktop into my Linux Mint at work, my default desktop is Cinnamon and I have a few gui programs already running in Cinnamon. However Xrdp seems to have issues with Cinnamon so I ...
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How can I receive input through notifications in bash?

When I get a chat message in Empathy, I get a notification in GNOME Shell. This notification allows me to input a reply directly, instead of having to switch to Empathy. Is there any way I can get a ...
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Disabling screen blanking in GNOME 3

We are using a Debian 7 machine with the default GNOME 3 installation to display content on an information display. This display needs to remain on until the connected computer is switched off. ...
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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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How to have user directory for GNOME wallpapers

I have my wallpapers stored on Dropbox organized by dimensions and I would like to have them available to GNOME. However, I have found this is absurdely hard to do, as even complex searches on various ...
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How do I get the shell on the screen?

I'm completely new to Linux. I've googled but I can't find the keyboard shortcut command for this anywhere. I tried Ctrl-Alt-F3 from the graphical desktop, but it takes me to a login screen. Back on ...
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Sublime doesn't show on the GNOME Shell sidebar

I have a problem in GNOME Shell. I have Sublime Text installed via AUR but it's not shown in the sidebar. Here is the screenshot: The icon shows in the applications grid but not in the sidebar, and ...
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Process owner vs process user (Gnome's system monitor)

Gnome's system monitor has a "User" column in the Processes tab. There's also an "Owner" column, (that seems to be hidden by default). Most of the processes have the same values on both columns. ...
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Installing and setting the default desktop environment in Debian

I recently installed Debian wheezy in my laptop using Debian netinst iso image. I would like to install latest gnome desktop environment but mistakenly downloaded the net installation iso and I also ...
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How can I launch the sub applets in the GNOME's Control Center (v3) directly from the command line?

Is there a trick to launching these applets via the command line directly vs. having to launch the GNOME Control Center (aka. Settings) and then navigating to them through the UI?
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gnome-music 3.12 playlist duplicated

I am pretty sure the file is not duplicated in Music folder
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How to change “Number Format” in Gnome 2

I require to change my Number format in my CentOS 6.0 box. I am using "gnome desktop environment" version 2.28.2. I want to know from where can I change the default Number Format of the system. I ...