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Can I create a bootable distribution backup

I'm interested in trying out a couple of distributions, but for extended periods of time (so using a LiveCD is not really an option). However, I would like to create a backup of my current ...
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Gnome programs (eog/gnome-terminal) have a slow start and produce a DBus.Error.NoReply Warning

For some time eog and gnome-terminal are starting very slow on my (X)Ubuntu 13.10. I think other gnome tools are affected, too, but I don't use any else. Now I get a ...
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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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Shifting GNOME 3 notification corner to bottom-left!

I like that GNOME 3's (v3.4 on Ubuntu 12.04) 'Hot Corner' and 'notification corner (?)' response really fast, but the latter, for me, would have been better off at the bottom-left corner; leaving the ...
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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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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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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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1answer
295 views

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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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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Ubuntu Precise — suspend wedges GDM — help!

I've been a very happy Ubuntu user for many years, and worked my way past any number of problems, but I've never seen anything like this. Recently I got a new machine and installed 12.04 Precise on ...
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306 views

Keyboard shortcut to move window to a side in Gnome

In Windows I can press Windows key + (left/right/up/down) keys to press a window against the upper, right, down, left side. Is there an equivalent in Ubuntu? Distro: Ubuntu 12.04, using Gnome.
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How to get data shown out of workspace or directly from application?

Because of some reason I had to use another web browser than my main which I use daily and I chose a small browser which I installed long time ago. This brower is called Dooble, version 0.07 ...
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2answers
304 views

Ubuntu with Gnome and Openbox

I've in my laptop Ubuntu 12.04.03 which comes by default with Unity. I like Unity, and Gnome. It has a nice look, some nice apps, things frequently works nice. However I would prefer to use Openbox. ...
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0answers
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How to use Gnome's extensions

I have been trying to install some Gnome extensions from the site https://extensions.gnome.org. I get the dialogue asking if I want to install, but after I select yes, it fails silently. This is the ...
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0answers
195 views

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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1answer
171 views

Do all distrbutions have the same drivers for ATI cards?

The problem is that my fan is too loud and working nonstop on my desktop. I have tried so far: Ubuntu 13.04, Linux Mint 15 and I had in both the same fan problem (nonstop working fan and very ...
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3answers
237 views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
163 views

What can cause a .sh file to not launch through this type of install?

I am using an Ubuntu 12.10/Gnome3 and was setting up PhpStorm using this tutorial http://devnet.jetbrains.com/thread/439389 The process involved copy/pasting the files into usr/local/PhpStorm-** (with ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Reload ~/.profile for desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how do i tell gnome to reread my ~/.profile How to change environment variables without re-logging to UI? I'm trying to reload my ~/.profile without login out. I can ...
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1answer
340 views

how do I enable fluxbox instead of Gnome by default in Ubuntu

I'm working on a VPS which I can control with PuTTY and FreeNX. I don't have enough RAM for Gnome, so I want fluxbox to start by default instead of Gnome. how do I do that?
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2answers
216 views

Notification out of screen

The notifications extrude the screen. Anyone could help? I am on Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome3.2.
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1answer
711 views

What happened to my desktop?

I have Linux Mint 12 Gnome desktop, everything was normal yesterday. I shut my PC down yesterday and went to sleep, I turned it on today, and see what happened You see how everything is messed up? ...
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1answer
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Run script on screen lock/unlock

I'd like to run a screen if the Gnome session is locked and unlocked. Is there a way that I can intercept this and perform certain actions when the desktop is locked or unlocked?
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1answer
171 views

Unable to build pygobject with jhbuild

I was trying to build gtk+ and pygobject with jhbuild (on ubuntu 11.04), but it gives the following error while building gnome-doc-utils : checking whether /opt/tarball-gnome2/bin/python version ...
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1answer
88 views

Gnome shows workspace before showing the login screen

I have used Gnome for a long time and always have seen this problem. When I close the laptop lid and re-open it, it shows my workspace for 1 second or less and then shows the login screen.I use Fedora ...
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2answers
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How do I stop gnome's disk-utility from spamming me with disk error messages until my X session freezes?

I have a headless computer running ubuntu 11.04 with metacity. I vnc into it every now and again. It has a failing disk attached which I am trying to get some data off. Every now and again a friendly ...
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483 views

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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187 views

Are there a way to block a program from starting during certain times?

As the title says. I want to prevent a certain program from being started during specific times. Are there a good way of accomplishing this at *nix distros?
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2answers
818 views

Gnome-terminal slow to start from launcher, fast when started from terminal

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 with Gnome. When I start a Gnome-terminal (a frequent occurance) if I do it by clicking an icon on a panel (that has as the command: gnome-terminal) it takes a ...
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1answer
509 views

How to switch between workspaces in ubuntu

I sent a window to another workspace in Ubuntu 10.04 but I am not able to go to that workspace. How do I do that ? Please let me know.
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1answer
237 views

Can I set a gnome keyboard shortcut to be a prefix key, like in emacs, tmux or screen?

I would like to setup some Gnome keyboard shortcuts to be a prefix-key, so that I can add several shortcuts with the same prefix. Eg. I'd like to be able to have Super+x be a prefix key, with the ...
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8answers
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How to copy text from vim to an external program?

I'm trying to copy-paste some text from vim. I'm doing v to enter visual mode, then y once I selected my block. It appears to copy the text into vim's clipboard, because p will paste it. But in ...
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2answers
862 views

How can I change the look of applications running via NoMachine?

I have set up the NoMachine NX server on a virtual machine running on a server in my datacenter to use for keeping applications running and connecting/disconnecting from them via my laptop. The ...
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1answer
283 views

How to execute a shell command from a “starter”?

I would like to execute a command by double-clicking on a starter on my Ubuntu Lucid desktop. More specifically, I would like to start a rdesktop session. I have thus entered rdesktop -u user -d ...
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2answers
686 views

Why is Run Application (Alt-F2) very sluggish on a new computer?

I just got a new, strong ubuntu desktop. First time linux user. I'm trying the Run Application app ( Alt+F2 ), try "Ch" for Chrome, and the app thinks for 2-3 seconds before displaying the list of ...
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Can I change a shortcut key to Windows key?

I'm trying to change the shortcut key for "Run Application" ( Alt+F2 ) to the Windows key. When I click "Show the panel's Run application dialog box" in Keyboard Shorcuts, it says "New Shortcut", ...
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1answer
481 views

Skype error in ubuntu 10.10

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 version. Recently i am finding this error. When i used to close the skype client then it used to go up to the desktop. ( The above panel where time and date are generally ...
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1answer
194 views

Can't get pop down menus to do anything in KDE/QT application GUIs in Ubuntu (Gnome session)

I have a brand new install of Ubuntu 10.10 x64 in an attempt to solve the following problem from my previous 10.04 x86 install, but with the exact same problem persisting. When trying to run Amarok or ...
4
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1answer
356 views

Add applications to launcher

I recently installed Matlab in /usr/matlab. What do I do to make it appear in the application launcher on the top left of the taskbar?
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4answers
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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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2answers
431 views

How to stop Mod4-P from switching the display? [closed]

I use Ctrl-P very frequently to scroll backward in the command history, but I often mistype it as Mod4-P, which is bound to the switch display function. I've searched around Keyboard shortcuts and ...
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2answers
718 views

What's up with this 'gnome' package?

I have recently grown tired of the way Rhythmbox starts up every time I plug in my MP3 player. I know I could simply disable this, but I've decided to uninstall Rhythmbox instead. It's such a ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Top and bottom panels disappeared in Ubuntu 10.10 (Gnome)

For some reason my top and bottom panels have disappeared. I can't right-click and add a new panel either. I tried executing gnome-panel from the terminal, rebooting, but no luck. Any idea how to ...
2
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4answers
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Dragging of windows slow/laggy after installing ATI Radeon HF 4870 graphic drivers in Ubuntu 10.10 Gnome?

I recently installed ubuntu 10.10. Graphics were actually fine, by just using the default drivers, and I could drag windows fast and smoothly. However, since I have an ATI Radeon HD4870 card I should ...
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2answers
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Gnome panel missing application icons, chat bubble menu, and power menu

I've been messing around with my system too much and messed something up. I'm new to Ubuntu, but have been using linux on servers for a few years. I'm not sure of the correct terminology so I'm ...
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1answer
702 views

How to align applets on Gnome panel

Does anyone know how to align applets on Gnome panel? For example I add notification area and there's five icons (you see it on the left of processor icon). Then, I plug my BlueTooth adapter out of my ...
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2answers
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dpkg and google-chrome don't get along with gnome

Install fine. Works fine. Next day the logo and apps menu entry is gone. Doesn't seem to matter what I do. On installation, GDebi refused to install the package, and crashed instead, so I used dpkg ...
2
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1answer
635 views

How to remove GNOME to run only Compiz

Regarding this question, I really like the idea of running Compiz without a desktop environment. I currently have Ubuntu 10.04 (with GNOME and Compiz) and want to give it a try. Now how can I ...