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How to change the system refresh rate from the command-line?

Projectors appear to typically support 24p playback (incl. 23.976Hz less commonly, it seems) — currently I'm manually toggling between 24Hz and 60Hz in the Gnome settings when switching from film or ...
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History : For what technical reason(s) GNOME was forced to remove its icons from the desktop by default?

I'm asking a question about GNOME History. I've red on few websites that GNOME developers where forced to remove the ability to put icons on desktop by default, for some technical reasons that I can't ...
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Arch, Gnome - how to change the default terminal?

I want to change my default terminal emulator, that is, the terminal that opens when I Right Click -> Open in terminal So far, I've tried: sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator ...
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Can't log-in on gnome desktop session

I'm using a RockyLinux (CentOS/RHEL-like distro) VM on VirtualBox Since this morning I can only log-in through ssh, when opening the GUI it loops a few times to the password prompt then I lose all ...
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GNOME: Automatic window placement according to a set of rules

KDE Plasma has an extremely useful set of features ("KWin Rules") that can automatically apply a number of characteristics (position, size, workspace, etc.) to windows according to a ...
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Wrong Remmina Folder Colors

I installed and used Remmina through apt as an SSH organizer on Ubuntu 18.04. However, suddenly today all of the directory colors change to black whenever I switch to the dark terminal (blue for a ...
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Kali goes to sleep even when running headless

My kali linux pc is going to sleep even when I do not have a monitor, keyboard, or mouse plugged in. How should I fix this? I am using gnome and gdm.
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If an application takes a really long time to start up, what is the best way to diagnose the problem?

I have been using Nemo on Pop_OS 21.04 & GNOME 42 as I prefer it to the default GNOME file manager, Nautilus. It has been working great until recently where I have been observing delay in ...
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Sluggish Gnome 42 desktop (worse than on 6 year old system) - Need help to troubleshoot

I'm trying to find out why the performance of a newer and faster computer (NUC11) is so much worse than an older (NUC6). I would expect the NUC11 to blow the older system out of the water, but quite ...
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"systemctl set-default graphical.target" does not work!

Could anyone help? How to set login graphical interface by default, thank you!These are what I did: Redhat7, login root account, I uninstall gnome desktop yum remove gnome-desktop3.x86_64 Then I ...
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How can I use Nemo for `Save As`, `Open` etc. Instead of Nautilus

I am using Zorin which Use Gnome and based on Ubuntu. I have replaced nautilus with nemo using: sudo apt install nemo xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search ...
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When Click an Application Icon On Taskbar, Jump To the Workspace It was First Created

I am using Zorin which uses Gnome. I am attaching an screenshot first: You can see that, I have open nemo and firefox in workspace 1. Then I went to workspace 2. Now when I click nemo icon on taskbar,...
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How do I set the 'Run' command in GNOME builder?

I like to use GNOME builder for JavaScript projects, and I can't seem to figure out how to make node run with the run button. I know GNOME builder uses Meson, but I can't figure out how to set the run ...
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Where do I report a GNOME screen blank Xorg bug?

My system I'm running the bleeding edge version of GNOME (42.1) on Arch/Manjaro and just updated. I have three monitors. Wayland is disabled: /etc/gdm/custom.conf (WaylandEnable=false) The trouble ...
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Disable mouse scaling when fractional scaling is enabled in Ubuntu/Gnome/PopOS

I'm running PopOS (Gnome Desktop & Ubuntu based). I've configured my 2nd monitor to run at 200% scale using Fractional Scaling. This works great for the display! The problem is that the mouse ...
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Minimize and maximize buttons missing only for certain programs in Pop! OS

Unfortunately, for some but not all programs (Thunderbird, Signal, Libre Office, QGIS) the minimize and maximize were suddenly missing and appear maximized (not full screen. I noticed it suddenly ...
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How can I automatically run a terminal command on every startup?

I have a small audio problem on my Ubuntu install that can be fixed by running a command on the terminal (which does not require root privileges): pacmd load-module module-alsa-sink device=hw:0,0 &...
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How to remove this white border from tab area gnome gtk

How to remove the border that is appearing above the searchbar and covering active tab using gtk css.
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How to change the screen scaling factor below 1 in KDE Plasma?

I recently switched from Ubuntu LTS 20.04 to Arch Linux with KDE Plasma. I really miss the scaling factor feature in GNOME tweaks. it allows me to reduce the scaling factor below 1. I used this ...
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How to find out with which user gvfs has connected to smb share

I can connect to network drives with the following command: ( echo myusername; echo MYDOMAIN; echo password123 ) | gio mount smb://127.0.0.1/Sharename And I can get some file attributes of the mount ...
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How to automatically disable the Gnome 'night light' for fullscreen applications?

My workflow would be improved if the Gnome's screen filter was programmatically disabled when a (foreground) application enters or is displayed in fullscreen. I prefer using a warm color scheme by ...
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Cannot autostart Conky in Fedora 36 - GNOME 42

So: I just installed Conky, and it looks very nice. But it's annoying to constantly open it on startup manually. So I've search for a way to autostart Conky I've tried: Making a .desktop file and put ...
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Container: Failing to start mutter (as headless wayland compositor with a gnome session)

What I'd like to do is have a container (OCI container, preferably) that works without a host session manager interface exposed "into" it, and runs a wayland compositor has a >= gnome40 ...
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Start Graphical Interface

I recently subscribed for a cloud company and launched application server under debian 10.5 I wanna go from command-line to graphical interface, but I can´t I typed startx , but I got. I tried using ...
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How to turn the screen total/pitch black in GNOME?

Use case / Problem I wanna hear music in the night with my laptop/device and as such I want the screen to be black, as I don't want to get dazzled in the night. Tried workarounds/“solutions” As such, …...
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"xmodmaped" key are not recognized by gsettings key bindings

I'm on Zorin OS 16.1 based on Ubuntu 20.04. Current setup: I disabled caps lock key when pressed alone then map caps lock + hjkl to corresponding arrow key via xmodmap and this works perfectly, ...
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How can I use the terminal and track what is being changed?

I was wondering if it's possible to use the CLI to track the changes I am making in an app launched through the CLI. For example: Launch CLI. Enter gnome-control-center. Make random changes in the ...
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Fedora 36, monitor only showing half of the screen

I'm having a problem after installing Fedora 36. I keep getting a half white screen while using an external monitor. I'm using my laptop and a monitor, but my monitor is only showing a white screen. ...
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Adding function to .profile not available in terminal after logging out and logging back in

So my .profile looks like this: if [ -n "$BASH_VERSION" ]; then # include .bashrc if it exists if [ -f "$HOME/.bashrc" ]; then . "$HOME/.bashrc" fi fi ...
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Gnome Settings is crashing after cancelling

Each time I go to settings in Gnome, and do something, then change my mind or want to leave without saving, clicking on Cancel, I get the message "settings is not responding", with Force ...
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Bash command to detect if system is using dark theme or lgiht?

There's a way in browsers to query if the OS prefers dark theme or light https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/@media/prefers-color-scheme so that a website developer could use that query'...
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Gnome 42 Wayland - nemo-desktop on org-gnome-Nautilus-desktop doesn't work properly

Using Wayland with Gnome 42 (default of this distribution), when icons are dragged across nemo-desktop and then released, they are not moved to the new position, always returning to the top left of ...
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Alt+F2 maps to volume down instead of run command

I have a Dell laptop and "Alt+F2" invokes a volume-down operation instead of "run command". The correct mapping for Alt+F2 does appear in my keyboard shortcut settings, so I think ...
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Insufficient protocol and script support in wifi popup

My apartment building has an open wifi service that occasionally requests the user to accept the terms of use. When accessing this network on Fedora 35, the requests is displayed in a minimal applet ...
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Enable Wayland in PopOS 22.04

I Upgraded to PopOS 22.04 and it is supposed to have Wayland Support, but it isn't working. I tried the following things: Enabled Wayland in /etc/gdm3/custom.conf by setting WaylandEnable=true ...
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Gnome 42 on Arch. GUI stalling and Journal is filled with messages : unable to create file '/run/user/1000/dconf/user' 'too many open files'

Recently updated to Gnome 42. GUI has become unstable, will lock up after a few hours and journalctl is filled with this error message, which I am unable to find results for: unable to create file '/...
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How to setup Void Linux Gnome Keyboard configuration in Xorg?

When I was using Arch Linux I was able so set my configurations as described in the link https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Xorg/Keyboard_configuration under sub-section "Using X configuration ...
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Gnome 42 Wayland - VMware - A white square appears when I click on the edges of the screen

A white square appears when I click on the edges of the screen if I am under VMware Workstation 16 Pro - 16.2.3 build-19376536. This thing only happens when I use Wayland, with Xorg the problem does ...
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How to make emacs scale when changing text-scaling-factor on gnome?

When I switch screen I do gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface text-scaling-factor $size. All my programs are scaling correctly except for emacs (nothing change). I have to restart emacs each ...
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VMware Workstation 16 Pro Unable to install all modules

I just installed Arch with GNOME 42 yesterday. Now I'm trying to install VMware, VMware base install done now it shows me an error. It says "Unable to install all modules. See log /tmp/vmware-dxn/...
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Default GNOME apps give "Error flushing display" on Wayland

I'm using Debian testing and after I last updated my machine many GNOME default apps stopped working on Wayland. In particular gnome-software, gnome-control-center and gnome-calculator give all the ...
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disable GNOME screensaver screenlock in rhel/centos 7

running RHEL 7.9, with the installation of it as Server with GUI. My [work] operating environment is the server is in a server room and all users connect to it over the network using VNC. Problem I ...
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shows 'no internet' icon on gnome network manager applet

I added [connectiviy] uri=https://nmcheck.gnome.org/check_network_status.txt to /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/20-connectivity.conf. By doing this, NetworkManager will use https instead of http to check ...
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Chromium downloads not working in GNOME Arch

I recently installed Arch Linux with GNOME 42.0. Downloads fail to start in both Google Chrome and Chromium. However, downloads do work in the default GNOME Web browser as well as Mozilla Firefox. ...
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X11 doesn't recognize certain windows

While trying to stream a game on Discord, I noticed that it didn't recognize the game. After looking further into this it seems that X11 seems to display the window but not actually recognize it when ...
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Gnome 3 finger gestures not working well when tap to click is enabled

I've just switched to fedora (fedora 35) and i noticed that when i enable the tap to click, three finger gestures not working well. If i disable it the gestures work just fine but if i enable it the ...
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Debian testing/bookworm user can not login using GNOME Shell 41.4 after upgrade

After applying a recent upgrade on my Debian-System, I can not login in with my user Account. The password is not recognized. Logging in without GUI using the same user and password works fine. ...
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Returning to login page on RHEL 8 after setting up remote desktop access

I have encountered a weird issue with my RHEL 8 VM (using VMware workstation) , after i have done the remote desktop setup using RHEL 8 - Remotely accessing the desktop as multiple users. I have ...
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how to make GNOME Dialog boxes

So I have played around with Zenity on a few Linux distros, but I haven't ever been able to achieve this effect: So My question is, how do I create one of these dialog boxes? I would like to have ...
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tracker 3.2.1 queries not working

I'm on Fedora 35, tracker version is 3.2.1 I'm having strange issues with SPARQL queries in tracker (while SQL queries seem just impossible whatsoever). For example, the following query tracker3 ...
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