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Questions tagged [gnome]

GNOME is a full-featured, user-friendly desktop environment for Unix operating systems, based entirely on free software.

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Sound/brightness slider gone in Manjaro Gnome

since quite some time I have this problem that the background colors of the sound and brightness sliders are gone. I think it's since an update in the past, but I'm not sure anymore. I couldn't find ...
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Corners on windows do not render properly (gnome on ubuntu 16.04)

I'm getting window corners that are not properly rendered. I tried using lightdm, gdm, gnome classic, and gnome(3). I finally ended up with flashback - it starts and draws with no problems (except ...
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Why “source” doesn't work in a script run as a Gnome's Desktop Entry?

I have a desktop entry pointing to IntelliJ IDEA IDE. I wanted to add . ~/.bashrc at the beginning of the idea.sh script that is being executed by Desktop Entry. The point of that is that IDEA wasn't ...
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Linux shortcut to screenshot directly to clipboard (Arch linux, xclip, gnome-screenshot)

I'm trying to add a keyboard shortcut to be able to automatically screenshot an active window to the clipboard I'm trying this line of code right now gnome-screenshot -w | xclip -selection clipboard ...
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Opening new gnome-terminal (v3.28+) with multiple tabs and different commands

It seems the behavior of gnome-terminal has changed between the version shipped with Ubuntu 14 (v3.6?) and Ubuntu 18 (v3.28). I have a script that opens a new gnome-terminal with a bunch of tabs ...
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Can't switch to ruu layout variant in gnome

I'm running on Antergos with Gnome 3.30.2. Right now I have English and Russian keyboard layouts, they work fine. $ dconf read /org/gnome/desktop/input-sources/sources [('xkb', 'us'), ('xkb', 'ru')] ...
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Black screen after Login Fedora 29

Seems like i today updated my system. After system reboot i can see Login screen. But after login with my user, booth screens turn in black and after ~30-45 seconds i get kicked back to login screen. ...
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Understanding AutostartCondition key in .desktop files

CentOS 7.x with GNOME 3 Shell by default provides the following *.desktop files under /etc/xdg/autostart/ with AutostartCondition key: # gnome-welcome-tour.desktop [Desktop Entry] Type=Application ...
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Linux Centos does not boot on login GUI

I would like to boot my Linux Centos 7 on Graphic User Interface login page but it doesn't. I have already installed GNOME DESKTOP. I did: systemctl set-default graphical.target my grub file is ...
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tigervnc vncviewer could not open some system applications

The computer that I am trying to connect to using vncviewer is a Ubuntu 18.04 system with dash-to-panel gnome extension. When I used the first .vnc/xstartup , I only got black screen once connected. ...
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Does Brave support accessibility APIs on Linux (ATK, AT-SPI)?

In order for assistive technologies to work with browsers and other applications, these applications need to support the operating system's accessibility API. On the Gnome desktop, the most relevant ...
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Nautilus is slowed on after dnf upgrade

I'm using Fedora 29 gnome and currently I have nautilus-3.30.5-1.fc29.x86_64. It's very laggy right now. It opens folder very slowly, and I can see loading text bottom right. What I've tried so far ...
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Is it possible to tweak Gnome to behave more like i3 when it comes to shifting focus among windows?

I have to use Gnome due to certain integrations. However, I'm very much familiar with i3, and I was wondering whether it's possible to tweak Gnome to do the following. In i3, you can switch among ...
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Invoke UI from pseudo console

We have some UI test cases which we are currently invoking manually on our Linux machine (with Gnome enabled).  We login to the machine and run the below command: java -jar test_case.jar to invoke ...
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It takes forever to login

I'm using Debian testing with Gnome. For some reason it takes around a three minutes to login, after I have typed in the password and pressed enter. What could the reason be? I would love to provide ...
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Error connecting to Debian 9 VPS via RDP

I am using A DEBIAN 9 VPS with 1GB RAM and 20GB storage. Soon after I installed it on cloud, I connected to it via PUTTY and there was absolutely no problem. I then upgraded and updated my machine (as ...
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On-screen keyboard does not appear in many apps

Using the PC in tablet mode, I would like to use the virtual keyboard, but it does not appear in many apps including chrome and firefox. Basically it works only in the terminal and in nautilus. I'm on ...
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Install Gnome3 on FreeBSD 12

According to the FreeBSD Handbook, Gnome can be installed as follows. pkg install gnome3 This command results in the following error. pkg: No packages available to install matching 'gnome3' have ...
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Gnome Desktop Fails to Launch After Updating xorg-x11-server

I installed xorg-x11-server v. 1.20.1-5.1.el7 last week, and when I rebooted my system, the Gnome desktop failed to launch. I used a LiveCD to get to a shell and found the following error message in ...
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GNOME 3: Changing datetime format for lock screen?

I'm using GNOME Shell 3.22.3 on Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch). I've edited the settings for the way time and date is displayed in the Status bar using the excellent Datetime format extension. However, ...
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GNOME Files 3.26 not respecting “Sort folders before files”

I am running GNOME Files 3.26 as my file manager. An annoying problem is that I would tick the checkbox "Sort folders before files" in the Files Preferences window, but this setting is never retained! ...
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Use GNOME Lockscreen on non-GNOME Desktop Environment (e.g. XFCE)

Using GDM, I have started using XFCE in place of GNOME. But, in one of my first sessions, the xscreensaver lock screen greeted me to my surprise. Can I still use XFCE, but use the GNOME lock screen ...
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How to create gnome-terminal as a child process of my process [duplicate]

I've used electron to create desktop application on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop and used spawn in child_process to create child process. However, when I tried to create gnome-terminal, its parent process is ...
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Gnome Files (Nautilus) very slow to start on Debian Testing (Buster)

I am experiencing problems to start Gnome Files (Nautilus) on Debian Testing (Buster). I noticed that after an upgrade (I don't know which) Nautilus started to delay some seconds to run. Running from ...
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Safely uninstalling GNOME desktop environment on Fedora 29

This question is similar to What is secure to remove from GNOME Desktop => GNOME (but not a duplicate). I want to remove the GNOME desktop environment. Running the proposed command in this ...
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google-chrome cursor extremely small in Gnome 3, google-chrome-dev is regular system size

I am on latest Arch with latest Gnome 3. I had this working fine, but played with the native screen resolution and somehow after this exercise, my mouse cursor size is now super small in google-chrome....
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Will tracker-store eventually stop stealing cpu?

I've understood that tracker-store is a part of Gnome and that it has something to do with indexing a lot of stuff. Many people have complained about it and I have found lots of instructions for how ...
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Ubuntu 16.04.1 randomly crashes ever since GNOME was installed [closed]

I recently installed ubuntu 16.04.1 on my Dell Inspiron 5577. It was working fine till I installed GNOME 3.18 on it. Now it keeps freezing randomly and a forced shut down is the only thing I can do in ...
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Monitors keep swapping after the machine sleeps for a while

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04.1 Usually if I turn off my machine and turn it on then the left and right monitors will be correct, but if I let the machine sleep overnight then they'll swap. If I just lock the ...
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/usr/lib/tracker/tracker-store causes very heavy CPU load on Debian “Buster”

After the last upgrade on: Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux buster/sid Kernel: Linux 4.18.0-2-686-pae Architecture: x86 /usr/lib/tracker/tracker-store eats a huge load of CPU. ...
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Changing the dektop manager for one user through VNC

For one of the user, I want to set the default desktop manager to something other than Gnome which is the default one in Centos-7. The user connects through vncviewer. I see a guide here, however, I ...
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How can I install GNOME in NixOS?

I'm on NixOS unstable, just trying to set up a working GNOME system. I enabled services.xserver.desktopManager.gnome3.enable, enabled services.xserver.displayManager.gdm.enable, but whenever I try to ...
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OK/Cancel button order on KDE for Gnome applications

How do you change the order of the “OK” and “Cancel” buttons in dialog boxes of Gnome applications running in a KDE environment?  Is there a centralized place you can make such a setting? I am ...
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Cut/Paste stopped working for me

I am using Debian Sid/unstable. After a rather large set of installation (changing desktop from cinnamon to gnome) I got a completely non-functional clipboard. I literally cannot copy/paste in any ...
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Gnome show apps only from current desktop

I work on KDE now and want to switch to GNOME. What stops me is that I cannot find the option show tasks only from current screen in gnome. I am a sysadmin and I have multiple tasks opened all the ...
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Disabling gsd-screensaver (Gnome screensaver)

I'm trying to start light-locker as I use light-dm as my wm. When I do I get the message "WARNING **: 14:27:48.916: screensaver already running in this session". I've done my best to disable Gnome's ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 turns black randomly

Im running ubuntu 18.04. At random, my screen windows turn black. However, app bar and side bar stay visible. Doing a "ctrl-tab" shows running apps, i can switch apps, but all app windows remain black ...
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How to start GNOME temporarily with a different GUI language with Wayland?

I know how to start a GNOME session in a console tty under Wayland (original source) and also the LANG=en-US trick that usually works in Linux applications. Now from the previously linked source I ...
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How to disable GNOME's 8 sec. shift hotkey for activating slow keys/keystroke delay?

When I press Shift for 8 seconds (as the upcoming dialog says, I rather feel these are 10 seconds) GNOME enables "slow keys", how they call it. Fortunately a dialog pops up before it is finally ...
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Can't install Gnome Shell extensions via browser

I usually install extensions for the GNOME Shell by visiting GNOME Shell Extensions in firefox, then clicking the ON/OFF button on the page for the extension I'd like to install. In Ubuntu, this works....
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Any way to swithc default rout to vpn when connecting?

I'm using gnome NetworkManager and connectiong via openconnect to a vpn server, but my default rout is not changing when i'm connected and all traffic goes around vpn. Can i somehow make ...
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UI glitches with multiple monitors

Running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with X and GNOME. I have (mainly) 2x monitors. One 22" and one 24". The 24" is the main monitor. I activate the 22" when needed. I have the extra monitor on the left hand ...
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Configuring CentOS 7, ParaView and Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 7

I am attempting to run OpenFOAM 2.3.1 on an installation of CentOS 7, running inside a virtual machine hosted by Oracle VM VirtualBox on a Windows 7 machine. I am not trying to use any remote ...
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GDM Can't unlock screen

Recently I've upgraded GNOME (GDM etc.) from 3.28 to 3.30 on my Manjaro. I have ASUS GL552VW notebook running linux 4.14 and intel-i915 driver, nouveau is blacklisted and nvidia is not installed. ...
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USB device (keyboard or mouse) shows in `lsusb` but does not work if it is the second USB device to be plugged in

I've been having a strange issue the past couple of months where the second USB device to be plugged into my laptop is unresponsive, despite showing up in lsusb and dmesg seemingly without issue. ...
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NetSpeed gnome extension applet misbehaving on arch-linux

I have installed NetSpeed extension on my arch-Linux. It is working properly until I uninstalled gnome-extra without affecting dependencies(-u --unneeded) package from my system. The problem is the ...
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Centos 7 startup fuzzy screen

When I start up my computer instead of seeing the CentOS loading bar I see this colored fuzzy screen shown here: I see the following errors in /var/log/Xorg.0.log: [ 19.274] (EE) [drm] Failed to ...
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How do I set gdm monitor/display/screen setup to generic mirroring?

I have three displays and one TV connected to my computer. gdm (gnome display manager) somehow thinks that the main display is the TV. To circumvent the problem for all setups: How do I tell gdm to ...
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GNOME: Different PAM configurations for lockscreen vs login

I recently purchased a U2F security key, and I have successfully configured my Ubuntu 18.04 machine to require authentication via the key as well as my usual password to log in. I am hoping to change ...
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Dim monitor after some time of inactivity

I would like to have my monitor dimmed (i.e. have a black screen) after some time of inactivity but still functional so that its speakers are on and music can be played. Looking for a correct setting ...