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Touchpad lag after two fingers scroll

I didn't know where to post this issue and thought this was the best place to start. I recently tried a number of linux distros on my job's laptop and always encountered this issue. I tested and ...
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Systemd[1]: Freezing execution kali linux

When launching my pc and choose to start up my kali linux from the grub list It reach to the loading screen when the desktop environment appears it spontaneously freez and after seconds I get this ...
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Gnome 3 custom app launcher

I downloaded an Appimage and I have it in ~/.local/bin/the_app.appimage. Of course, I can run the app from the terminal with .local/bin/the_app.appimage, but I want to create a launcher for this, i.e. ...
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How do Change behaviour of the side buttons on my mouse?

I have two mice. One is a Logitech MX Anywhere 3. The other is a Lenovo Pro Bluetooth Mouse. They both the normal two buttons, a single clickable vertical scroll wheel and two extra buttons on the ...
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How to disable "Text Copied" pop up when copying text (Debian 12)

This might be a very basic question but I have tried searching this on google for a long time without any success. I recently installed Debian 12 (using Gnome 43 DE). When I try to copy any text, ...
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How to get LUKS full disk enctryption passward dialog window back

Hi I run a Gnome Version 3.32.2 on Rocky 8.10 and on boot, I used to get a Gnome window / dialog box asking me for my full disk encryption password. About 2 months ago, that changed to me seeing the ...
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How to debug unreliable middle-button copy/paste (selection does not always update)

I used to love the select text -> paste immediately with middle button. But recently it has become very buggy for me: pasting seems to work a bit, then holds onto an old selection, and continues ...
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How to change gnome-shell window style after regolith install modified it?

I tried installing Regolith to test it out, but I decided to stick with Gnome. Even after uninstalling Regolith, the window title bars in Gnome are modified, and now appear black with a red ex in a ...
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How do I type the extra symbols on European or Latin keyboard layout in Gnome

I recently switched from an English (US) layout that provides only two letter variants for each key. The one that is typed when the key is pressed alone, and the other when the key is pressed with ...
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How to log in separate users on different "screens" in Debian?

With Debian 12 (Bookworm) and Gnome I can use ctrl-alt-left/right to slide between screens. I use my computer with multiple usernames, one for each project or task. Switching users is currently ...
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No sound on Debian virtual machine

I installed Debian and gnome using Virtual Box. Everything is working fine except the sound. It's not totally absent though, for instance if i play a video it will make sound for a second and then ...
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How can I setup xRDP on Zorin OS 17 and keep the custom Zorin UI?

I'm new to Zorin, but not to Windows or Linux Distros. I use RDP for personal networks and for work. I've been wanting a Linux Distro that is Windows-like, can run windows programs, and has a similar ...
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Trouble launching gsconnect on Debian 12 Cinnamon

This is the Error I get when I try to open my gnome extensions app:
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Gnome extensions | 'native host has exited'

Running Chrome 126.0.6478.55 under AlmaLinux 8.xx (i.e., RHEL 8, CentOS 8,...). Gnome 3.32.2. Have been using a few Gnome extensions for a while, but this morning, when I pull up chrome and point it ...
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how to manage size of /home .cache and .local folders

running RHEL 8.10 x86-64 on a server with many users, /home is on a separate partition, and all user accounts as defined in /etc/passwd have their account under /home but there is a separate /data ...
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Keychron M1 wired mouse not working properly in Gnome

I've had the Keychron M1 wired mouse for a while and got used to it. However, the manufacturer does not provide drivers for Linux, and dragging windows in Gnome (x11) is a laggy experience. Normal ...
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RHEL 9: black screen after login (ASMB11-iKVM)

Fresh install of RHEL9, once logged in, I get a black screen for Gnome Classic using X11 and Wayland. Using ASMB11-iKVM BMC. No issue with anything else. What can I do to debug that?
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What are the services that track the user's settings on Gnome (e.g. Dark mode)?

I have a installation of Fedora 40 with Gnome and I've installed i3 and started configuring it. On Gnome when I switch to dark mode my apps like the Chrome browser pick up this change automatically ...
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`wmctrl -d` fails immediatly after login? (Gnome, Wayland)

I'm using wmctrl -d in my scripts, to open vim servers specific to each desktop. I noticed that it fails: > wmctrl -d Cannot get current desktop properties. (_NET_CURRENT_DESKTOP or _WIN_WORKSPACE ...
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Gnome uninstallable, KDE uninstallable, cannot login anymore

I am a Linux newbie. I recently upgraded to KDE 6. However, after that everything went wrong. My audio stopped working, and I tried recovering it following the suggestions of this website here. But ...
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Monitor refresh rate and backlight problems

I have two problems with the monitor on linux. First, when my monitor goes into power saving after the delay set in gnome power savings, the display is black, but the backlight stays on. I don’t have ...
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How can I fix an issue where I see the docker containers using the cli tool but the Desktop is empty (Ubuntu/Gnome 24)?

I am trying to get docker desktop working with my Gnome Ubuntu installation. I can get Docker desktop to start (using this hack sudo sysctl -w kernel.apparmor_restrict_unprivileged_userns=0), but I ...
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How do I enable auto-scrolling in Gnome?

I am using Debian Bookworm; Gnome 43.9; Wayland windowing system; Kernel 6.1.0-18-amd64 I was able to use xinput list xinput set-prop 11 "libinput Scroll Method Enabled" 0, 0, 1 # This is ...
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How to add new entry to Gnome Desktop's context menu?

I want to customize the context menu triggered in an empty Desktop background, but I haven't found a satisfying answer yet; I understand one could achieve it with Desktop Icons extension and nautilus-...
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Execute a task after waking up from Suspend/sleep

Info Fedora 40, Gnome 46, Wayland systemctl --version systemd 255 (255.6-1.fc40) notify-send --version notify-send 0.8.3 Task I want to execute the following task after waking up from Suspend/sleep, ...
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Wayland API for getting screenshots and window titles

In x11 sessions you can take screenshots, get the current window's title, etc. via the xcb/xlib library API. How to do the same for wayland sessions? I would like to see some examples in C/C++ Ubuntu ...
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Confusing tab UI in Nautilus/Files Manager

The currently displayed window forms a single and continuous visual/color space with inactive tabs. Like in the example above, the user sees the content/folders of the sys directory, whereas the UI ...
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Waking Screen After User Inactivity

In Ubuntu 22.04 with Gnome, how can I 'wake up' the screen programmatically once it is has blanked due to user inactivity? I tried the following: gdbus call --session --dest org.gnome.ScreenSaver --...
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Graphics problem in 24.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu 24.04 LTS inside a Virtual Box on a new Windows 11 host. Clicking on the File Manager on the Desktop (or on related buttons like trash bin or CD) does not show a normal window but ...
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What's the proper keyboard layout for the slim keyboard Froggit PK-703 in Gnome on Debian 12 bookworm?

What's the proper (German) keyboard layout for the slim keyboard Froggit PK-703 (Source: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B073WFDMXJ) in Gnome on Debian 12 bookworm? As of now, the computer to which the ...
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GNOME Disks Unlock at System Start Up Debugging

I have been attempting to set my Micro SD card to automatically unlock once I login. However, it does not work as planned. Below is how I set up the encryption with GNOME Disks. Would any of you know ...
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Redhat 8 enabling screen sharing during kickstart

During the kickstart install I would like to enable screen sharing so that there is no manual action required. That includes setting the following options: Enabling screen sharing Allow connections ...
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Can't type ê (^ + e on my French keyboard) anymore. Dead keys and Ctrl-Shift-u aren't working anymore. But my keyboard has still French layout

(EDIT: eventually, it's a Debian regression that should be corrected soon. Avoid updating to the 6.1.0.21-amd64 image until then) On Debian 12 (6.1.0-21-amd64), GNOME, I was writing a message fast on ...
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Debian/Gnome in xdmcp - Hot Corner does not work

X Server: Cygwin/X fullscreen on Windows 11 X Client: Gnome desktop on Debian 12.5 I realize this could be an issue with Cygwin/X, but I'd like to confirm that this is not a problem with xdmcp ...
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How is it possible for dconf and gsettings to disagree about a setting?

While investigating this issue I ran into something really weird: ❯ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences num-workspaces 4 ❯ dconf read /org/gnome/desktop/wm/preferences/num-workspaces '1' ...
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Gnome 46 on debian 13 doesn't have new UI features

Summary: I am Using Debian 13 testing with Gnome 46, the way i installed it was the debian-recomended way. Everything worked perfectly but I didn't get the new workspace indicator, instead, I got the ...
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.cshrc setting LANG=C prevents Fedora 39 gnome terminal from opening a window?

I just installed Fedora 39 and installed tcsh. After chsh I can reboot, and clicking the terminal launch icon, I get a terminal window immediately, running tcsh. Good. Now I install my old .cshrc ...
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How can I run an executable and tell it to use my discrete NVIDIA GPU instead of the onboard one?

I have a laptop with both a discrete and an onboard graphics card. I want to run a Game executable file using the discrete GPU but instead it runs on the obnboard one. How can I run it with the ...
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Nautilus: End program after closing window

When I run nautilus from terminal it is still running after closing window. I only get this message after start: ** Message: 00:10:10.307: Connecting to org.freedesktop.Tracker3.Miner.Files How can I ...
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Firefox 'freezes' at arbitrary times on Debian 12

Firefox presents a reoccurring problem, where its graphical state suddenly stops updating. The browser doesn't outright crash; it's possible to e.g. switch tabs or write something, without anything ...
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RHEL8 + GNOME: PC unresponsive on Activities overview page (mouse and keyboard interactions not working)

My desktop PC is running RHEL8 with GNOME, and I am encountering a weird issue where, if I move windows around too quickly on the Activities overview page, the PC becomes unresponsive. My mouse cursor ...
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Problematic HDMI/Displayport connection after second plugin

I have a Fedora 39 install and a MSI MAG 323UPFDE monitor. Since the monitor has only one display port, I need to connect my laptop through an DisplayPort HDMI adapter. This is a DELOCK 66436 (https://...
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How to reliably determine the name of an application for use in Gnome: Favorite Applications?

I have ran the following command to setup my Favorite Applications menu: gsettings set org.gnome.shell favorite-apps "[ \ 'docker-desktop.desktop', \ 'org.gnome.Nautilus.desktop', \ '...
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Stylepak on Fedora 39 GNOME Asahi Remix displaying error

I'm quite a linux noob, so if this is an easy question, sorry. I'm running off of Fedora 39 GNOME Asahi Remix on an M1 Macbook Air, (dualboot) and i was attempting to use the ./stylepak install-system ...
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Evince bookmarks issue

After many years (almost twenty) I went back to Linux and I was looking for a good PDF reader that also has a minimum of editing options (highlighter, notes, bookmark). So I spotted evince (v45) but ...
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How Do I Find Gnome Schema "type as" Key Options?

I am trying to find the options available for this particular Gnome Schema Key on Debian 12: org.gnome.online-accounts whitelisted-providers At the terminal, gsettings range SCHEMA KEY works for enum ...
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Gnome - Grouping does not show up in application-menu

On Gnome, I want to use the application-menu located on top left of the screen: Now I want the applications within this menu to be grouped. On the screenshot below you can see a grouping displayed by ...
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GNOME OS NIGHTLY I zoomed in and now I can’t zoom out (cant use keyboard)

My keyboard died a few days ago and I started using screen keyboard. However I pressed on the "zoom in" button and I can't zoom out. I've tried restarting my pc multiple times, however even ...
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Cannot login into Gnome desktop except with root-user

I'm not able to connect with a non-root user to the gui gnome destop envronment. Over console, like ssh login is possible. Temporary I changed limits file * hard as 51200 but comment ...
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Can I make Gnome behave and look more like a traditional desktop?

Can I modify Gnome so it behaves more like Gnome2 and other desktops? One has to go to the activities menu in the corner, click, then click the buckshot pattern at the bottom then see this. Is there ...
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