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Do you mean the *.desktop file? This is my desktop file to vmware player. [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=VMware Player Comment=Run a virtual machine Exec=/PATH/TO/bin/vmplayer %u Terminal=false Type=Application Icon=vmware-player StartupNotify=true Categories=System; MimeType=application/x-vmware-vm;application/x-vmware-enc-vm;x-scheme-handler/vmrc; ...


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The best way to get i3 installed and running from a Gnome3 Desktop is, first to install i3: apt-get install i3 Other packages may also be useful: apt-get install feh xautolock xbacklight Then, in the gdm3 after selecting a user, just choose the i3 desktop. My advice is to keep as much from your GNOME desktop. For this, just add the following in your ...


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You'll have to install the package gnome-nettool which is the official GNOME interface for various networking tools; once installed, it will appear in the overview (or in the menus - if you use the "classic" interface) as Network Tools. Launch Network Tools and on the right of your network device name there's a Configure button that launches NetworkManager ...


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The documentation of the Network Manger project points out that it's the dekstop environment authors' responsibility to integrate nm-connection-editor with their GUIs: Most desktops provide a control center or settings utility that integrates with NetworkManager. You can also use 'nm-connection-editor', 'nmcli' or 'nmtui' tools directly. This does not ...


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I ended up fixing this just now. I tried temporarily renaming my ~/.config directory so that it wasn't found. And that seemed to fix it. I then handpicked some of the config subdirectories I wanted to keep, copied those over to the newly created .config directory, and made sure everything was still working properly I lost some useful configs, but at least ...


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It turns out it's quite simple with GDM. I assume you're using GDM since you're also using Gnome. First, create the guest user account with a blank password: sudo useradd -d /tmp/guest -p $(openssl passwd "") guest The openssl passwd "" will return the hash of the empty string, thereby setting the password to blank. Now, all you need are these two ...


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You could make use of logoff scripts. There you can delete the home folder for your guest account and create a new one on logout. If necessary, you could make it sudoable by the guest account via visudo. Add yourguestacc ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /path/to/script/recreating/the/home/folder. See the arch wiki for further information.


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You can create an application launcher with the contents like: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Show-Desktop Exec=wmctrl -k on Then save it naming like show-desktop.desktop and give it execution permission (chmod +x). Now you can add it to your panel or task-bar whatever and clinking on it will show you desktop as expected. Note: It requires wmctrl ...


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Instead changing the umask you could use the usergroups option for pam_umask, with this user and group has the same permissions, as the classical unix way to share folders. # /etc/pam.d/login or # /etc/pam.d/common-session or system-auth session optional pam_umask.so usergroups


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The problem is python. I get a error with a package when I do apt-get upgrade. It's because the usr/bin/python link to python3.4. So I change this for python2.7 and I do again apt-get upgrade and this solve the problem!


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This is an upgrade bug, I had faced this issue too. Here's a quick fix though, till the Offsec guys fix it. Spawn a tty. CtrlAltF2 nano /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf Uncomment the first two lines that enable auto login for the root user. AutomaticEnableLogin = true AutomaticLogin = root This is probably not the best fix from a security perspective so you ...


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As an alternative, you can open up the keyboard settings window and assign a custom keyboard shortcut to the command gnome-session-quit --power-off, which will bring up the shutdown menu. I have it set to trigger by Super+q.



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