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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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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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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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Rebinding the physical Touchpad Keys on a ThinkPad

I have been sitting on this problem for a couple of hours now but I can't seem to find a solution. I have gotten myself a new ThinkPad and it has 3 discrete buttons above the trackpad. I've installed ...
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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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gnome power manager

Last night I was trying to sort out a problem with evolution to enable me to delete emails as the disk is getting rather full. I had deleted some files in the evolution folder ( .cmet and .index). I ...
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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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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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Hide all open windows on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Is it possible to have a button on the side bar to hide every open window on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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Debian (Kali) Distribution Linux: GNOME gone

I am having problems with GNOME. 2 days ago on my Debian Linux I have installed Steam, with about 50 packages with it. Some of them were xorg drivers. I have already had problems with it, but didn't ...
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Dynamically change desktop background from bash script

Is it possible to change the GNOME desktop background during some period of time by just a random phrase from the list on black screen? Will is seriously load the CPU and consume battery life?
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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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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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Java programs steal focus in X11

I run IntelliJ IDEA & some other Java GUI apps on my linux box. Every one of them tends to steal focus when launching up, and doing it in stealthy way. E.g.: I run IDEA, it starts up in ...
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How to set Sunday as the first day of the week in Gnome Calendar, Fedora 21

How to set Sunday as the first day of the week in Gnome Calendar, Fedora 21? After some searching, I found the following solution: Open as a root the /usr/share/i18n/locales/en_US. Edit the value of ...
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How does Gnome clock/calendar applet get weather, sunset and sunrise time information?

How and where does this Gnome applet get weather information? Same question for sunrise and sunset times. I suppose there is a web API it queries but which one and can I use it? (sorry for the ...
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Probelms changing main menu in cinnamon after using gnome with alacarte

I'm running kali, which has a default gnome desktop. I downloaded cinnamon. The cinnamon desktop organized the applications in the main menu differently than the gnome desktop. When I open alacarte in ...
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disabling mouse support in `vim` in a `gnome-terminal` environment

Edit: The problem of an enabled mouse in vim appears to be specific to gnome-terminal (version 3.4.1.1-1; I am using gnome 3 fallback mode). If I run xterm, mouse support in vim is disabled by ...
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How to install the UI-theme in Fedora 21

I want to install the theme (shell style + icons) to Fedora 21. In order to that, I installed the Gnome Tweak Tool. I tried to install themes (Install Shell Extension) from http://gnome-look.org/, but ...
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Cannot resize windows remoting-in through X11VNC?

As title says, I am remoting on to a Linux box (CentOS 6) using X11VNC. However, I cannot resize any windows manually by hovering over the frame, because the frame resize cursor does not appear. ...
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openSUSE Tumbleweed: GDM fails to start gnome-session, G_DBUS_PROXY_FLAGS_DO_NOT_AUTO_START flag

Last week I installed openSUSE 13.2 with Xfce on my Thinkpad T500, and upgraded to Tumbleweed. I decided to switch to GNOME 3.16, and installed it via pattern from YaST, and set the display manager to ...
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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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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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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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Nicely formatted logs in GNOME's Empathy IM client

I am using empathy, and every time I want to browse my logs I have to do this for instance (ag is a sort of grep, if you are wondering): cd ~/.local/share/TpLogger/logs/ ag "myterm" cat ...
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Why apt wants to remove gnome-core when I try to remove gnome-terminal only?

Why apt wants to remove gnome-core when I try to remove gnome-terminal only? I am also wondering why apt is considering many packages useless? I am using latest version of Kali Linux and it is based ...
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mailto links, gnome-gmail and chrome

I'm trying to get it so i can click on complex mailto links (that have params for subject etc) in a page in Chrome, and that opens the mail in gmail, in Chrome. I've installed gnome-gmail. Chrome is ...
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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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Custom shortcut to i3lock screen

I'm having difficulties with creating a custom keyboard shortcut. I'm trying to lock my screen using i3lock with a picture. From the terminal, the command i3lock -i ~/Pictures/lock.png works like ...
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Turn screen off when inactive for time period in RHEL and Debian

I want to turn the screen off when inactive for x minutes using commandline settings on RHEL and Debian distros of Linux. Any help? I have done this with the following commands on Ubuntu and Centos: ...
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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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How can I lock screen and force re-login after a period of inactivity on different linux distros

I am writing a script to lock screen after a period of inactivity and ask for a password again on desktop activation for different distros of linux. I have achieved the same with the following ...
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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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What is the Install feature of gnome-font-viewer doing behind the scenes? [closed]

I'm attempting to install some OpenType fonts, system-wide. It seems that the standard procedure for this is to copy the .otf files into either /usr/share/fonts/ or /usr/local/share/fonts/ and then ...
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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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Missing Close/Max/Min icons in Nautilus in ubuntu Gnome

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 GNOME and i can't see no Close/Max/Min icons in full size of nautilus.. how can i fix it?
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Gnomes .desktop current path

Im trying to make a desktop file to start Strife but it doesnt work as it should. For the current Path im using this here: '"$(dirname "$1")"' And to run the executable I use this command: '"$(dirname ...
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GNOME license not accepted issue when system has been rebooted

GNOME Desktop has been installed on CentOS7 using sudo yum -y groups install "GNOME Desktop" and when startx is executed the desktop starts. However, when the system reboots the following issue ...
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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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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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I'd like to run a few terminal commands from inside vim

There are two common things I do when I code something. I either open that file in the browser or run it in node. So I'd like to create a couple of shortcuts inside vim to that effect. I'd like F5 to ...
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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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GNOME Wacom Tablet settings pannel don't show Waltop Evo tablet

In general, Waltop Evo Graphic Tablet works but I can't configure it with Wacom Tablet settings pannel (Settings>Wacom Tablet). It shows "Please plug in or turn on your Wacom tablet ..." More info: ...
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Error I get when I try install IDE Anjuta

sudo apt-get install anjuta Error I get while installing the IDE. What is this error about? However, I am able to successfully install the IDE Unknown media type in type 'all/all' Unknown media ...
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How to set the monitor brightness gracefully at boot time?

I've been using a loop that contains xrandr --output VGA1 --brightness 0.3 in a bash script which will automatically execute right after logging in by gnome-session-properties (a.k.a. Startup ...
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Gnome Shell is terribly slow, while Mutter runs pretty fast

Even moving windows appears to stutter in Gnome Shell, but the minimize animation shows the real difference. On Gnome Shell, it looks like it's limited to 15 fps on RGB windows, while on RGBA windows ...
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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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Does GNOME 3 support desktop zoom?

GNOME 3 is not compatible with Compiz, so I cannot use the desktop zoom feature from Compiz. I googled for a long time, and it seems GNOME still does not support desktop zoom -- does it? I am using ...
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How can I add an application to the Favorites section of the Applications menu in CentOS 7?

I have created a custom application entry in the applications menu for Eclipse as follows in a file /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop as follows [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Eclipse ...
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How to add an item to the Applications menu?

How can I add an application to Applications > Internet in Gnome Desktop running on CentOS 6.4? Per this old Docs link, it suggests to edit /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu. How can I add ...