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Restart GNOME without restarting Xorg?

sometimes happens that some applications crash and make Gnome desktop unstable for example the upper bar vanishes. by restarting X ctrl+shift+backspace i can reset it. but is there a way just to re ...
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xdg-open ignores my application definitions

I am running compiz-gnome session with xfdesktop on fc16, don't ask why, but I have this weird problem. Some of the applications (e.g. tracker, or evolution )do not start the proper application for ...
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How to connect to wifi on a Gnome 2.24.1 system?

A friend gave me an old laptop running Gnome 2.24.1. It's been in storage for years but seems to run fine, albeit with this old OS. Now, I don't know too much about Linux, but I'd like to set it up ...
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Launch application as root user in GNOME

I've got CentOS 6 installed on my server. A few users want to have access to it via VNC, so I installed GNOME separately. Everything works okay, but I want to have possibility to run applications as ...
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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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networkmanager with gnome 3.6.2 in Arch Linux

Every networkmanager I've tried is "incompatible with this version" in gnome's settings panel. I can still connect from command line fine, but that's just kind of a pain. Solutions I have tried: ...
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VNC - Arch - Gnome; I can't type in the password on the login screen because it is cleared every second

I have an Arch linux box that is almost running perfectly but when i connect to the vncserver and the sreensaver turns the screen black, i am forced to reenter the password on the loginscreen of gnome ...
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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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Gnome + Linux: GUI apps don't inherit PATH from parent console apps

In Gnome, don't GUI applications inherit the PATH of the shell process that launches them? Apparently, GUI applications see only the PATH specified in ~/.profile. No issues with console applications, ...
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Xtightvnc: Ubuntu gnome-session-fallback: Fonts problem

I'm running a tightvnc server on Ubuntu 11.04 with a Gnome fallback session. Things seem to work fine except that when I try launching an application that needs xfonts-100dpi. All application menus ...
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Display problem - Random grid appears on screen

I have recently started using Arch with nvidia driver (I had a lot of problems getting nouveau to even work so I decided to try nvidia) and I started experiencing rather odd problems. Every now and ...
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GNOME 3 Ctrl+Alt+D (show desktop)

I recently upgraded my system to GNOME 3. In previous versions of GNOME, the key combination Ctrl+Alt+D would hide all open windows and show the Desktop. This shortcut was eliminated from GNOME 3 ...
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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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Applying limits to the Trash on Debian Wheezy

I'm using Debian Wheezy, with Gnome 3 and Nautilus and I was wondering if there was any way to limit the Trash to a certain total size or at least file age. I'm in need of this as I usually handle ...
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How can I disable the mouse wheel in gnome-terminal?

Does anybody know if it's possible to disable mouse wheel up-down events in gnome-terminal? I have a rather twitchy mouse wheel, and every time it twitches it does a history lookup in my terminal. But ...
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No panels in Ubuntu? libcanberra-tk cannot open shared object file

I booted up Ubuntu and have a background but no panels. Everything else seems to work fine, I can get into terminal and run Firefox for instance. I can create folders on my desktop, etc. I'm new to ...
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Install KDE applications under Gnome?

I try my best not to install KDE applications on Gnome of my Ubuntu, but sometimes I have to install some KDE applications such as Okular. Moreover, sometimes I have to install from their source of ...
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FTP client with a good GUI?

I love linux because I get control over my system. But I do herald from the school of mac, where things are simple, beautiful, and powerful. I like it that way, as opposed to having lots of knobs and ...
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fix webcam problem by changing its file in /dev/

At Ubuntu-Gnome 13.10, My webcam can be accessed by cheese; Also Skype determined the webcam, But it does not show any output for webcam at options window (Webcam also doesn't turn on). Skype ...
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Gedit Click Config plugin won't open

I'm using Gedit 3.4.2 with Click Config plugin 1.4.0. When I go to Edit->Click Config->Configure the window doesn't open, basically rendering this plugin useless. I've tried reinstalling the plugin. ...
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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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GTK Icons for special files

Does named pipe for instance have it's icon, I have a theme for GTK and when I've create named pipe it give icon from gtk-file.svg file or symlinks that point to that: application-x-empty.svg ...
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Is it possible that KDE applications running under Gnome can use the information of Gnome applications?

I am running Okular on Ubuntu. When I try to save a copy of a pdf file I edited in Okular back to the same directory, I can't access the "Recent" and "bookmark" information of Nautilus. This is unlike ...
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How to access GNOME header in Qt project

I'm working on developing a Qt/C++ application for Linux distros which has a module which deals with icon overlays. I need icon overlays exactly like in svn or dropbox. First I'm starting with GNOME ...
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Debian 6 Gnome black screen after boot

I installed Debian a few weeks ago, and the last time I ran apt-get update, I think it updated something xorg/xserver, not sure. Since then i get a black screen after boot. If I go into recovery mode ...
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Is it possible to retrieve the active window process/title in Gnome?

I need a solution for getting the current active (focused) window information on a Gnome 2 desktop. I'm mostly interested in the process running that window and window title. Is it possible? ...
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What is “Print to File” and can it be used from command line?

When you select "Print to File" in a Gnome print dialog (not cups-pdf): ... what is the actual command that gets executed? (I'm interested in the postscript variant, as on the image) On the other ...
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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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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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Is there a way to assign a shortcut key to nautilus' right click context menu?

Does anyone know of a way to assign a shortcut key combination to the menu items in the context menu that pops up in nautilus when you click on a file?
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Can't set background wallpaper in Gnome 3

I am using Debian Testing and Gnome Flashback (but it behaves the same in standard Gnome Shell). It gives me plain white background, and I can't set my own. Also, the settings dialog for background ...
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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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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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Locking the screen when laptop lid is shut (Gnome 3.8, Fedora 19)

I cannot for the love of god figure out how to configure the screensaver to be run (which in turn causes the screen to be locked) every time I shut the lid of my laptop. I have xscreensaver installed ...
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Why is mouse freezing in FreeBSD 9.1 Gnome or Fluxbox?

I'm new to FreeBSD 9.1 and I wanted to install a desktop GUI environment. I first tried Gnome 2 since I am familiar with it. I appended the following lines to the /etc/rc.conf file: hald_enable="YES" ...
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Unable to get Gnome desktop after installing from CentOS 6.5 minimal

I have just installed CentOS 6.5 minimal. The reason I installed the minimal version is that the full version had ISOs of over 3GB each and my CD-RWs can only told about 750 MB. I would like a ...
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How to automatically add my program to gnome panel

I wrote a program like dropbox seen in pic. I want to add the icon as that of dropbox. How could I do that? How to automatically do that?
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Dual booting Debian and Windows 8?

My problem is a little weird (maybe to me only). Specification: Lenovo, Ideapad Z510. i7 intel core. 1920x1080. ISO: GNOME Debian 7.2.0 amd64. Bootable Device: Universal USB Installer. ---Process ...
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Why can't I run Gnome apps over remote SSH session?

Logging into a remote host using ssh -X me@host, I successfully run gnome-terminal -e "tail -F /var/log/file" &. When I log off and then try the same thing the next day, I get this: Failed to ...
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Problem with wheezy theme

I am a totally newcomer to Debian wheezy, and I can't install the Asian_Catharsis.tar.lzma theme from gnome-look.org; I've also copied it to ~/.themes yet no effects I earn. Also, I've changed my ...
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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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What applets are loaded in the gnome-panel?

How can I list which applets are loaded on my gnome-panel? What gnome-panel do I have? I use the Ubuntu “gnome-panel” package and I’m not entirely sure what that means (version 3.4.1; ldd shows it ...
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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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Gnome 3 always on fallback upon login

I have a Debian Wheezy install, with Gnome 3 as the windows manager. I also have a NVidia video card for what it matters. I autolog in gnome upon boot to my user account, but it always start gnome ...
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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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Save custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome

On my Debian system I've customized my Gnome (Shell) keyboard shortcuts, via System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts. Where do I find the file with these settings so that I can copy the file onto a ...
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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.