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Gnome-shell authentication dialogue fails, how to debug which app is using it?

I am using ubuntu 13.10 with gnome shell 3.8.4. I used to use gnome online accounts for empathy and other things, but then I stopped using them. And then gnome shell started to show authentication ...
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Dual keyboard shortcuts in Gnome

I would like to set multiple keyboard shortcuts doing the same thing. My particular example is Volume Up/Down, I would like to retain the standard settings I have (Sound/VolumeUp - ...
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How to pop up “hidden” X application

This is on a RHEL6 system using GNOME (but it happens on Debian as well). I use an application called xchat and if you hide it using the icon in the notification area (as opposed to minimizing using ...
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How can I retrieve screen unlock times in Gnome on later Red Hat variants?

The last command only retrieves the login times. I'm interested in the times that the screen was unlocked. Any indirect means of getting this are also welcome.
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gnome “switch user” shortcut or command line

Is it possible to switch user of gnome desktop environment by single command or any shortcut key, in centos 6.0, or Can we create shortcut key? I found "fusa", but still unable to install it.
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Flipping Control/Command in GNOME breaks Alt key in JVM

I want to switch Control and Command modifier keys in GNOME / Debian Jessie, because I use a Macintosh laptop. I have managed to get these changed via the TweakTool -> Typing panel, like this: Ctrl ...
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How to run script when SSSD creates home directory for a new user

I have a network with several RHEL6 workstations and RHEL IdM Server (a.k.a. FreeIPA) as a domain controller. Every LDAP user can log into the every workstation. When the user is logging in for the ...
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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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What this thing is called and how to disable it? (Gnome-shell related)

The thing indicating current open application. I know there are some extensions concerning it but I'm yet to find a way to disable it, either by good ol' editing or an extension.
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Gnome and Gdm doesn't recognize my password

I installed Archlinux as Virtualbox's guest on Windows. After installation, I can not log in through GDM, though it lists my user name, and the root account doesn't work either. The error info ...
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How to use systemd hybrid-sleep instead of suspend under GNOME in Linux? [closed]

How can I make GNOME 3 use systemd hybrid-sleep instead of suspend, when closing the lid or using suspend from the menu?
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What's with Totem 3.1.0 in Launchpad? And is it installable on Ubuntu 12.04?

I've been wondering, why on the totem launchpad page (https://launchpad.net/totem) they have 3.1.0 instead of 3.10 or 3.11 or what ever version the Gnome 3 team is working on. Is the page abandoned? ...
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Split screen just like Windows or Unity do

I'm looking in Debian wheezy for a way to split screen in two windows just like you can do in Ubuntu or Windows7/8. I mean I'm used to select a window and push windowskey+left and select another one ...
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GNOME 2.91 in Ubuntu 10.04 (or 11.04 as it doesn't matter) [closed]

I found GNOME Panel v2.91 and I would like to try it for testing purposes only. It looks like in this version it was still using the GNOME 2 Layout with the GNOME 3 engine. I would like detailed ...
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Debian wheezy - display- fresh copy (installed twice)

I'm totally new to Linux. I installed a fresh copy of Debian wheezy and everything installed fine. After first boot my screen is not set to proper resolution. I tried all the tech tips in Google which ...
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How to properly disable Gnome 3 shell in Debian?

I just did a Debian install on an old laptop, and I don't need Gnome shell on it. I did it with apt-get remove gnome-shell, and it worked after I restarted. However, later I did apt-get autoremove, ...
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Desktop environment that just starts a full screen terminal

I have the following xsession file: [Desktop Entry] Name=... Comment=This session will start ... Exec=???? TryExec=??? Type=???? ...
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FreeBSD 10 on VirtualBox not booting into GDM

Instead, I get a plain shell prompt log-in. After logging in, I try gdm start but get this: # gdm start ** (gdm-binary:977): WARNING **: Failed to acquire org.gnome.DisplayManager ** ...
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Changing the defaut file manager in Gnome 2(SL6)

As many CentOS, RHEL and Scientific Linux users may know Nautilus was having some bugs. I recently installed thunar to replace it for a time but now that I have installed Nautilus again I'm having a ...
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CentOS 6.5 applications won't minimize on lower panel

I believe this question is related to something that happened earlier today. Right now, when I press minimize on any Gnome application, it dissappears, is still running, but I cannot get to it to ...
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Strange sosreport running on CentOS 6.5 upon login

Before beginning this question, I fully plan to update this post with more information if suggested by commentors or answerers, but other than what I've posted here, I'm not sure what else to post. ...
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Do I need Nautilus on RedHat / CentOS / Scientific Linux 6?

I've found that Nautilus causes problems in my Scientific Linux 6 desktop (specifically it gets into an infinite loop opening the file manager at startup). While those problems are interesting in ...
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Create clickable links in terminal

It's possible to create grep-command results file names like a link - for open editor? I want click to filenames in grep result and open my editor with selected line $ grep "mServiceIntent" -R ./src/ ...
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GNOME Login Theme Downloads (Mint 16 Petra)

I am running Linux Mint 16 Petra Mate and I am trying to figure out why I am unable to add a downloaded login theme from gnome-look.org This is the theme I want to install. However, the Login Window ...
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Debian 7.3 (stable) with GNOME 3.4.2, new Nautilus accel won't stick

Since I've been using Debian with GNOME 3.4.2 (default version upon installation), I've always used the dconf editor to change the delete accel back to the normal delete instead of <ctrl>delete, ...
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Can I set appearance for GNOME Debian?

Is there any tool to set appearance for GNOME Debian 7.2.0? I feel title bar is too thick and font is too big. I'm just leaving Ubuntu for Debian, so I'm not so familiar with it.
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Installing and uninstalling gnome on debian

I am using debian sid with xfce. I would like to test last version of gnome (I didn't give gnome 3.x a chance). Therfore, I would like to install gnome but, also, to know how to go back to my xfce ...
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Downloading files in Skype and Firefox stops Audacious under Gnome

Strangely, when someone sends me a file on Skype and I click to open it, my music player Audacious stops playing and the playlist gets messed up (some random mp3s appear inside) and the file on skype ...
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Desktop launchers not getting scanned by Gnome

I'm running Fedora 20 on my notebook, and recently I removed some of the Gnome session startup apps which (I believe this was the cause) resulted in my ~/.local/share/applications/ directory not being ...
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Prevent pressing the alt hotkey from focusing menu in Gtk 3

The behavior of Alt changed in a subtle manner between gtk2 and gtk3. In gtk2, pressing Alt then releasing it did nothing. In gtk3, pressing Alt then releasing it focuses the first item of the first ...
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Reinstall gnome 3

I have Kali linux and lately I had some problems with my ATI Radeon GPU overheating. I had to reinstall the drivers. Since I'm a newbie, obviously, something gone wrong and my beautiful Gnome 3 ...
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How to delete the clipboard in the middle wheel

Right click on the text field the popup mouse menu shows that the clipboard is blank, but when press the wheel in the middle of the mouse the previous selected text is pasted. Why is this and how can ...
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Strange screen ghosting issue with GNOME 3.8.4 on Fedora 19

Since migrating to Fedora 19 and GNOME 3.8.4 I've been noticing a strange ghosting of images on my screen, where pieces of popups and parts of GUIs will sometime remain around. Running xwininfo ...
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How could all the GNOME keyboard shortcuts be removed in a script, in other words, NOT using gconf-editor?

I am developing custom software on a RHEL system, which tightly locks down every user on the system. I have implemented my own lock screen through dbus, user screen lock (Alt+L) through xbindkeys, and ...
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I need to swap displays in Gnome 3 login screen

I use two monitors with Debian Jessie and Gnome 3. Everything works fine, but there is one cosmetic bug. However a bit annoying. I cannot figure out, how to swap the displays on Gnome login screen. I ...
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Start terminal on Debian login

I am able to login automatically into Debian. I changed the /etc/gdm3daemon.conf file to do so. What I'm having trouble doing now is getting the terminal window to appear after the login. I need to ...
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Torrent with GUI for Gnome on CentOS 6?

I'm running Gnome Desktop on CentOS, I was wondering if anyone knows of a good Torrent program like uTorrent that will run on Gnome CentOS? If so does anyone have a tutorial on how to install it.
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Automatic login still doesn't work after editing custom.conf

As the title suggests, I've edited /etc/gdm/custom.conf to show the following: [daemon] AutomaticLoginEnable=true AutomaticLogin=username Where username is obviously the username I'd like to ...
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Gnome graphical interface failed to load

I have Debian Linux with Gnome on my laptop. My laptop dropped from a chair (It was off at that moment). I turned it on. It loads to text mode directly. I log in and run startx. It runs and mouse ...
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How to open tty or execute some script when the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] doesn't work and X11 is partially frozen but system is still working?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Gnome on Acer Aspire One netbook. The X11 or just some parts of Gnome like panels and partially windows (details described below) are frozen which doesn't allow to do ...
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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 can I install file-roller for CentOS 6 to use in Gnome?

I've just started messing about with Linux and trying to figure things out as I go using tutorials. I've installed Gnome desktop and have some .rar files I would like to open. I've found file-roller ...
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Windows in Gnome on Ubuntu 10.10 are frozen

I saw a question in SuperUser titled How do I restart a frozen screen in Ubuntu without losing any open windows? and I think it would be helpful, but the problem is I can't switch to any of the TTYs. ...
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CentOS(6.3) Gnome Desktop Environment does not respond!

After starting the Gnome desktop on CentOS (version 6.3), I was able to see everything (the desktop icons, time and date, the upper titles for Applications, system, and so on). But, when I try to ...
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Gnome Shell - Disabling live window thumbnails in activities

I have noticed it slows down the system when a browser game or real game is open because it renders them all in the activities menu. Is there a way to disable them, or make them static?
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How do I reload a proxy automatic configuration file (.pac)?

I have a server set up that I want to use as an automatic proxy server per rules in a .pac file. I'm troubleshooting different changes to the .pac file but I'm not sure if my web browser/OS is ...
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Mouse cursor disappearing after running gnome-settings-daemon in OpenBox

I'm running Openbox 3.5.2 on Fedora 20. For extra comfort (font rendering, tap-to-click, ...), I used to let gnome-settings-daemon run in the background. Now since upgrading to the F20 beta, my mouse ...
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Gnome 2 desktop shortcut: Run a script having commands changing the environment

I want to launch a script (that ultimately launches an editor) with a single click in GNOME 2. To this end I have a script which sources the environment variables first and then ultimately launches ...
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Is the “computer:///” address only something symbolic, or can it be used somewhere?

I am using Linux Mint 15 (Mate). When I double click the Computer icon on my desktop to see the available drives, the address bar of file manager (Caja 1.6.1) shows this address: computer:///. Is this ...
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Is it possible to install bottom launcher on Debian 7

I want to install Debian 7 on a laptop and have tried to read some information about this platform. On this review, Review Debian Squeeze 6.0.5 : The Father of Linux Distro , I saw the last slide ...