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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 ...
3
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1answer
102 views

How to change GNOME default screen rotation

How do I change the default screen rotation for my gnome desktop? Is there anyway I can change the monitor settings without logging in?
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How can I figure out the reason of the lagging of Cinnamon?

So I am using Mint 15 with Cinnamon on my Dell XPS L502x (Sandy Bridge i7 + 8G + GTX540M + 300G SSD). I am using Numix theme and a custom font. I installed Bumblebee, but I am not using nVidia card in ...
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154 views

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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59 views

startx error doesn't load from terminal

I have installed GNOME v2 in my freebsd but when I try to do startx it gives the following error. Please Help.
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56 views

How gconfd-2 and dconf-service are started in Gnome3 or other gnome-based desktop environments?

I want to know, at what moment and by what means the gnome2 and gnome3 configuration daemons, gconfd-2 and dconf-service are started? Examples of the possible means: init scripts Xsession.d scripts ...
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1answer
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Binding single key (such as 'F1') to multiple keys (such as 'Ctrl+C') in Gnome

I know how to map a single key to a command using the gconf settings. I also know how to map a single key to another key (F1 -> ctrl) using Xmodmap. My question is how can I map a single key such as ...
2
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1answer
699 views

Change monitor settings before gnome login

I am attempting to use Fedora on a laptop with a broken screen connected to an external monitor. At what I assume is the login screen, I only see a solid grey screen. I am unable to log in because the ...
1
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1answer
241 views

Setting the minimum pointer speed with no usable GNOME GUI

I use Debian Squeeze x86-64 (Kernel 3.2) with gdm3 and GNOME on a 2010 MacBook Pro. Recently, as I tried changing the pointer configuration, I accidentally set the minimum speed of the pointer to 0 ...
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1answer
372 views

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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0answers
357 views

Startx failing in FreeBSD

I've install gnome2, xorg, and xinit (should xorg have done that for me?), and startx yields: "xinit: unable to run server "/usr/local/bin/X": No such file or directory" I checked in the directory, ...
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How do I change the drag and drop threshold in Linux? (I'm using Gnome 3)

I'm not sure if it's a gnome setting or something deeper into the Linux OS, but I'd like to change the drag and drop threshold. It happens too often on my clickable touchpad that I try clicking and ...
2
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0answers
149 views

Screen keeps dimming on Power (Dis-)Connect

I would like to disable the automatic screen dimming when I plug in our out my power adapter. Every time my laptop switches between battery/ac, my screen dims even though I have disabled it in every ...
7
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1answer
296 views

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 ...
2
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2answers
757 views

How to force Gnome's WM (metacity) to open a program window on a specific monitor?

I need to configure a dual-head machine using Debian 6 (and, hence, Gnome 2.30.2 and xrandr 1.3.3) so that it opens applications reliably on a certain screen. While it is trivial to move normal ...
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2answers
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I can't login to Crunchbang Linux

I rebooted my VM and now I can't login. It gives me the following error: Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some ...
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Having xwin start by default on system boot

My system boots into a console, from which I can launch my gnome desktop by issuing the command startx. How can X be instructed to start by default upon boot? The commands /etc/init.d/gdm3 start and ...
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2answers
281 views

Fast switching between external and internal screen

Is there a solid way of using either X directly or KDM/GDM/KDE/Gnome to quickly switch between an external screen and modify the screen layout accordingly? I'm stealing the inspiration from Windows ...
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2answers
348 views

How to put some keyboard layout aside from layout switching ring?

An exact thing I need is to switch between Russian and English layout with my favorite shortcut (namely Shift-CapsLock) switch to Belarusian layout with another shortcut (say, Ctrl-RightShift, but ...
1
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3answers
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How can I get to a terminal or virtual console when Ctrl-Alt-F2 fails?

When X and GNOME are working normally, I can just hit Ctrl-Alt-F2 to leave GNOME and use the terminal on the second virtual console. To switch back to GNOME, I can just hit Alt-F1. Today, X or GNOME ...
2
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1answer
485 views

How to make the display go to sleep when screen is locked?

I’m using a Debian amd64 install with the default GNOME desktop. I’m aware that you can go into System | Preferences | Power Management, and choose to make the display go to sleep after a certain ...
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how do I prevent Xorg using my Linux laptop's display panel?

I have a laptop (~5 year old HP compaq nc6400 running Fedora Linux) that I use most of the time as a desktop machine. It is plugged into a docking station with its lid closed and connected through ...
4
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1answer
484 views

How to execute shortcut keys from command line?

I am running Gnome. I would like to execute a shortcut key combination from the command line. For example, type a command that generates the key codes for Ctrl+Alt+Left. Does anyone know of a way to ...
3
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2answers
496 views

Why does US International Keyboard break Alt_R

All adding the U.S. English International (with dead keys) keyboard layout breaks my Alt_R key. Any ideas why? I'm working on RHEL 5.5 using GNOME. The problem disappears if I remove the additional ...
4
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2answers
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Configuring mouse for right+left button simulating middle click (for copy/paste)

I was using the mouse copy-paste extensively, until recently, when some OpenSuSe upgrade reconfigured this on all my machines. Now the scrollbuton is the one to paste (which I hate, since it's hard to ...
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4answers
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How is the linux graphics stack organised?

Can anybody explain(hopefully with a picture), how is the linux graphics stack organised? I hear all the time about X/GTK/GNOME/KDE etc., but I really don't have any idea what they actually do and how ...
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3answers
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Launch a GNOME session from terminal

I'm sshing into my friends machine and I'm wondering how would i launch a GNOME session over SSH? I need to open a web browser on his machine to view something which can only be done from his ...
5
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1answer
940 views

Lock second mouse pointer & keyboard input to one window

This is basically a lite version of multiseat (see my other question): I can setup two mouse pointers (see e.g. here, here or here) and two keyboards (although my two identical logitech K200 keyboards ...
6
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1answer
261 views

Application-specific keymapping

In general, I want to make specific keymaps for application, that working only in it and doesn't affect any other app. For example, I already use my Caps key to toggle input language (via xorg.conf), ...
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5answers
532 views

linux x.org alternative

We have so many options for window managers, shells, desktop environments, distros, and kernel architectures under Linux, but why after (maybe) 20 years do we only have X.org server (including its ...