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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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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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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 “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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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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Gnome: How to disable or enable the “add to favorites” context menu

I have a relatively fresh Fedora 20 install. Out of the box there is no "add to favorites" option in the context menu when clicking on a running program in the bar at the top. I upgraded from Gnome ...
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Choosing only several wallpapers in Wallch

I'd like to have my wallpaper changed periodically. Unfortunately, Wallch gives me the option only to auto change all wallpapers. Can I select some wallpapers to be changed without copying them ...
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Change language of GNOME update manager

I was in France some weeks ago and used my laptop there. While being there and using the internet, I noticed that the GNOME update center changed its language from German (my locale) to French. I just ...
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Xampp GUI panel was working in GNOME desktop but now wont in KDE (Kali)

Installed Kali with a gnome dektop (or gnome fallback). Added KDE Desktop and left Gnome in place XAMPP control panel would show under this command (Before KDE change) user@Hades:/opt/lampp$ sudo ...
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Gnome-keyring iteration count location

I know that Gnome-keyring hashes master password between 1000 and 2000 times. It picks random number. I would like to ask where does it save this number, what is the location of that file? As far as I ...
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CentOS 7 gnome Version Network issue

I just installed Cent-OS 7 with GUI Interface, but now I am logging in but I can not connect to network, in virtual machine I see it's connect with bridge (VMware) but I cannot connect to network, I ...
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Extensions “grayed out” on extensions.gnome.org

The site extensions.gnome.org loads OK, but all of the extensions appear to be "grayed out" (reduced opacity) as though they are not available. At the top of the site, I have "current version" ...
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Debian 7 resets user settings and/or forgets them

I just installed Debian 7 (I've been a long time Windows user,and I tried Ubuntu 13.0x for 2-3 months and did not like it all that much,so I switched to Deb...). No problems in the installation or ...
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Additional keybinding combination to copy text to clipboard

I would like know, how to make copy to clipboard work not only with the default Ctrl+c key-combination but also using Ctrl+End for instance. How do I do that?
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How do I create custom keybindings in Debian Jessie with GNOME Classic?

I'd like to be able to press Ctrl+Alt+t to open a terminal (or something along those lines, not really fussed about the exact combination). There's a guide for this which asks me to install and run ...
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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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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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Black screen after logged in. Xubuntu 12.10

Hi I'm a total noob in Linux/ubuntu. I had Xubuntu 12.10 running for a month or so without major problems. A few days ago after downgrad firefox from 29 to 28 by removing and reinstalling and ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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arch install on virtualbox - gnome desktop

I installed arch and I booted from grub, next I ran pacman -Syu gnome, installed by the defaults, and then ran systemctl enable gdm.service and rebooted. Since then when I boot, I get stuck at the ...
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No “Add to Panel” menu in GNOME 3 Classic in CentOS 7

This has been asked and answered a hundred times, but ALL proposed solutions which I've read DO NOT work for me. First up, this is CentOS 7, using GNOME 3 (selecting "GNOME Classic" when logging in), ...
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Ubuntu mini won't recognize my touchpad on VMWare

I installed Ubuntu Mini 15.04 64-bit with Gnome desktop on VMWare Fusion. My trackpad from my Mac doesn't work on it. Do I need to install something for it to work? It's really annoying navigating ...