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comment Terminology reconciliation: Display manager vs. session manager, Windowing system vs. Window manager
Another one related here.
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comment Terminology reconciliation: Display manager vs. session manager, Windowing system vs. Window manager
True, none of those question has a comprehensive answer. As pointed out below by kyrias, DM (Display Manager aka Login Manager) and SM (Session Manager) are not the same thing. A session occurs between the time that a user logs in and the time that the user logs out. Usually, the session manager starts after the Login Manager authenticates the user. The session manager enables the user to manage the session. here is a nice article on how X Window System works (interaction with window managers etc).
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comment Terminology reconciliation: Display manager vs. session manager, Windowing system vs. Window manager
Related: here and here.
Sep
16
answered Can't use “userspace” cpufreq governor and set cpu frequency
Sep
13
comment How do I take a screenshot while using Gnome?
FWIW, on newer Gnome versions, screenshots are saved in ~/Pictures by default. Taking a screenshot is done via gnome-shell (gnome-utils being deprecated), see here.
Aug
28
comment What do the tags in `monitors.xml` do?
Correct. I would add that most tags in that file (rotate, reflect, output, mode etc) are actually xrandr options (details in man xrandr). Also, presentation means the image is tiled while clone means the image is mirrored on all monitors.
Aug
28
comment get time of file in inotifywait tool
Have you read inotifywait man page ? If so, what have you tried ?
Aug
18
comment How do I create custom keybindings in Debian Jessie with GNOME Classic?
Gnome system settings: open a terminal and run gnome-control-center (should work for both gnome 2 & 3). HTH.
Aug
15
awarded  Yearling
Aug
8
comment Remove icons in gnome application menu
What's your gnome version / which distro ? Are you using the classic mode ? You should also check ~/.local/share/applications for desktop files. Local launchers take precedence over the ones in /usr/share/applications.
Aug
8
answered Chromium browser does not allow setting the default paper size for “Print to File”
Aug
7
comment Chromium browser does not allow setting the default paper size for “Print to File”
On my system (Archlinux): LC_PAPER="en_US.utf8" so it defaults to US Letter. But if I start from terminal with some euro locale (as I said above) it defaults to A4.
Aug
4
comment What is a command that will only show me the command syntax and options?
@Michael Durrant - most commands accept --help switch; that will give you a shorter version of the man/info page, e.g. mkdir --help or su --help. For bash builtins there's help command e.g. help alias.
Jul
27
comment Window with activity in GNOME, notifies but doesn't show itself after Alt+Tab?
@Deryck - starting with Gnome 3.12 one will no longer be able to hack shell js files for a quick fix: the shell will be a single binary and as such the only way to customize it will be via extensions. Just so you know...
Jul
24
answered Window with activity in GNOME, notifies but doesn't show itself after Alt+Tab?
Jul
9
comment aspell installs too many languages
No aspell here (I use hunspell) but in order to limit the list of options I usually delete the unwanted dictionaries from /usr/share/hunspell and /usr/share/myspell/dicts/ (e.g. remove de_LI.aff and de_LI.dic from the those directories). HTH.
Jul
2
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
28
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
3
answered Save custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome
May
27
awarded  Enlightened