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gdm greeter configuration: Exclude all *except* for one specific user

I have Googled this one and tried so many combinations, with no success. I need the GDM login greeter to display one and only one username. In effect, what I need is something like this in ...
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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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Create a custom XDG_DIR with custom icon

I'd like to create a custom XDG_CUSTOM_DIR directory in my home directory pointing to $HOME/Custom and assign an icon to it. I've done: xdg-user-dirs-update --set CUSTOM ~/Custom So far so good... ...
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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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Display hostname in GDM3 on Fedora 19 at login screen

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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How to stop gnome from muting my music?

I use ArchLinux, and I recently installed Spotify which is working fine, except for one thing: Every time any program triggers a system sound, the player volume is automatically muted in the mixer. ...
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How to get gnome to run /etc/gdm/PostSession/Default when using XRDP w/ VNC

I use Microsoft's Remote Desktop Client (mstsc.exe) to connect to a linux server with GNOME as my desktop. I've set up /etc/gdm/PostSession/Default to execute some steps on cleanup - which works when ...
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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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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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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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How can I save the positions of the icons in GNOME 2?

Using Centos 6.5 with GNOME 2. Puting the notebook on an external monitor always randomly puts the icons to different places. It would be a great thing if I can just set the position of them back ...
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Modifying $HOME variable on a session startup script: Gnome ignores it?

I'm modifying the $HOME variable on a /etc/profile.d script. This seems to be OK for console sessions. There are some caveats on graphical sessions, though: Gnome won't load my desktop ...
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see names of workspaces in gnome

I have a bunch of workspaces in workspace 2.30.2 (I have no idea if that's old on not, it's what they gave me) It used to be that if I had a workspace switcher in the panel that only showed the ...
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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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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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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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WM-independent way to focus/raise URGENT window

I would like to have a keyboard shortcut to "go to" (focus + raise) window with URGENT flag set which looks like URGENT: it appears on the taskbar (Gnome + Metacity) even if it is on desktop other ...
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How to disable the automatic mute after booting in gnome?

Whenever I start up, gnome sets the volume to mute automatically. So how can I ask it to remember the volume last time I set before shutting down?
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Mac equivalent application “shortcat”

There is a mac application called Shortcat and it make me envious. For those of you averse to clicking links here is a summary: Keep your hands on the keyboard and boost your productivity! ...
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NTP synchroinzation waiting for a while after booting

According to the recommendation on Arch Wiki, I set my hardware clock to UTC. And here is the result of timedatectl status on my machine when just booted: Local time: Tue 2013-07-02 15:38:03 ...
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How should look script that launches program on startup

I want program rescuetime to be launched when computer loads. I've found that for this task script should be created in /etc/init.d/my_script and this lines to be entered to console chmod 755 ...
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Centos inside Virtualbox — how to set custom resolution?

I have Centos inside Virtualbox. I need custom resolution for my screen. I run xrandr as proposed on the net. New resolution appears in the dropdown. But it doesn't work. Virtualbox addons are ...
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how to automatically turn on hotspot

Gnome desktop on Debian Jessie provides easy interface to use WiFi on the laptop and turn it into a hotspot. Is there away to make it do automatically at startup or can I create a "shortcut" for that? ...
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Gnome doesn't want start

my problem is following: some time I just restarted my computer, after restart the gnome doesn't want to show up, I have only the 6 tyy's terminals ( I can log in and do whatever I want ). I am ...
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Rhel 7 not booting up

I recently installed rhel 7 on my laptop as dual boot (with windows 8.1) in UEFI mode. After the installation I cannot log into redhat. The gnome desktop starts to load and then it goes to a black ...
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Remove Gnome Components detect by Packagename

I have tried out the dpkg, aptitude and apt commands. On the gnome desktop I decided to remove one component. sudo apt-get remove gnome-games or something else, all works fine. But if I don’t ...
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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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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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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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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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Get current user in desktop file (GNOME)

To run applications from gnome, users click on icons on their desktops or they select the applications which they want to run from a menu. I'm looking for a valid replacement pattern, to get the ...
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Where place own application icons? How to get the current theme icons?

I'm developing a little application for Gnome, Unity and KDE desktops. I want the application icons to be fully theme aware. Now, I'm including the icons on the application directory on ...
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Gnome and Cinnamon loads in fallback (classic) mode only

So I have been using linux mint for a while now. A few months ago my Gnome shell crashed and I was unable to use the full 3d features and loaded into fallback mode only. From that day (around 2 months ...
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Writing custom Gnome/Mate screensaver with SDL

I'm using MATE desktop environment on Linux Mint Nadia. I want to write my very own screensaver for mate-screensaver, but with SDL (not OpenGL). I've been looking for solutions, found some usable ...
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Visually-transparent & Input-transparent Windows

I'm a Java programmer who's rather new to Linux. I'm on Suse / Gnome and I need to create a window which: Is visually translucent/transparent. This is the usual alpha blending that composes a ...
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Apple keyboard in openbox

I just upgraded from Fedora 15 to 16. I'm using Openbox as an alternative to Gnome 3. The problem is that I cannot find a way of using the multimedia keys properly in Openbox. Changing the keyboard ...
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No gnome-power-manager command but it is installed on Arch

I'm running latest Arch, have GNOME and Fluxbox and my main windows manager is Fluxbox. I wanted to manage my power settings in Fluxbox and i added gnome-power-manager in startup but is says there ...
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impossible to install xmonad-contrib using cabal

I'm trying to recompile my xMonad configuration. I know I have to install the ghc packages xmonad and xmonad-contrib. To do this I installed a lot a debian packages including : ghc cabal-install ...
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How to reverse Elementary OS tweak tool changes

I installed elementary os and made a few changes through gnome tweak tool, when i first did the changes it did not seem like changes took effect on anything but when i rebooted in the morning, the ...
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how to create custom shortcuts for scrot and gnome-screenshot interactive mode

I want to add command scrot -s as custom shortcuts via gnome-control-center keyboard. The accelerator key was Super+S. but it didn't works. If i remove -s or try other interactive command like ...
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Not able to install Nautilus Terminal

I am using centOS Release 6.4(Final) and GNOME 2.28.2. System information is Linux localhost 2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Jun 12 03:34:52 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I ...
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Gnome3 memory comsuption high

I recently installed ArchLinux on my desktop. I simply installed the base system and installed GNOME and GDM and the system work "fine". However today (after 10 hours) when I tried to open any ...
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What is the difference between RGB and YCbCr?

In my Linux Mint ATI Catalyst setup I have set YCbCr as default for Color Pixel Format? What is the difference? I subjectively think that RGB (Full RGB) is better for my eyes. YCbCr seems to be ...
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Fedora 16: keystroke only get beep sound and doesn't work

I'm using my laptop and suddenly the keystroke doesn't work anymore. When I press the keystrokes, it produces beep sound but doesn't work. Then I notice if I keep on pressing the same keystroke for ...
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Fedora 17/18 on ARM architecture

Well I am fully aware of the packages available but sadly none of them provide what I need. Now to get things clear, I found a Korean company (Odroid x as far as I remember) which makes single board ...
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Mint 12, workspaces and two screens

I have two screens connected to my machine, using the NVIDIA X Server Settings program I set them up with TwinView. I had the same exact set up in Mint 11 and it all worked well, today after ...
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problem exporting /media as an nfs share: why does it happen?

I've got two netbooks. One netbook has two installed Linux systems: openSUSE 11.04 and Debian testing. By default, in Debian, gnome mounts the /home filesystem for openSUSE, which shows up in gnome's ...
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Is there a way to make GNOME Panel backgrounds stretch vertically, rather than repeat?

I have another strange issue with the GNOME Panel. Images (that I am using as backgrounds) instead of scaling vertically, are actually repeating vertically, leaving me with a really weird effect: ...
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White listing directories for GTK

Back in 2007 there was some work done to allow system admins to lock down GTK+ and Nautilus. File dialogs can only view white-listed directories. This won't create permission problems for programs, ...
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Gnome trouble on a DisplayLink device in a Linux virtual machine

I have a virtual machine running Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit. Using the tools provided with VirtualBox, I have added a DisplayLink device to the VM and created the following xorg.conf file: Section ...