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Window consumes entire screen and can't be minimized or killed, how to escape?

I'm running rhel6/gnome via a tigervnc session (from windows). Sometimes I somehow get into a mode where a window consumes the entire screen and has no window manager controls visible, or system ...
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Connecting to Internet - RHEL 7 Gnome on BL465c Gen8 in HP c7000

I am trying to connect to the internet on a blade server running RHEL7 with Gnome. I should preface with stating I have effectively no experience with RHEL. I can connect to the blade OS through iLO ...
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Gnome partially stops responding to mouse, keyboard

I'm running RHEL Workstation 7.6. Ever since I set it up in November, I've had an ongoing issue with my system (and this is my daily desktop). On occasion, I'm unable to click on anything. I can alt-...
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Gnome 3 mouse stuck on top bar between screens

I am using gnome 3 on centos 7.6 with a dual monitor setup (primary screen on the right). Whenever I move my mouse across the top bar right the right screen to the left screen, the mouse stops in ...
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Disable auto-maximation of windows in Gnome3

I have just upgraded my desktop system to RHEL 7, which comes with Gnome 3 as a window manager by default. Irritatingly, whenever I drag a window to the top of the desktop, it automatically gets ...
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How do I enable and connect to a GUI/Desktop on a remote RHEL 6 server from Windows?

I'm trying to setup a Graphical Desktop on top of my RHEL server, so when I connect to it, it won't just be CLI, it will be a full GUI. (I.e. my setup now is, I use Putty on Windows to connect to my ...
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Disable all the tooltips on a GNOME/RHEL7 Desktop!

How can I disable all the tooltips in RHEL7 using GNOME gui? Tooltips are full of bugs: it shows it at a window, and it stays at the top in another window!
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Redhat & GUI/GNOME Struggle?

We have in our Company SysAdmin so damm stupied and lazy. Everytime I ask him for a Redhat Virtual Machine(VM),He just deploy a ready template with GUI and lot of package,a lot I think he just install ...
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RHEL6 && OEL6 How is $DISPLAY determined on startup?

I'm experiencing inconsistent $DISPLAY variables on my OEL6 servers which have caused quite a bit of trouble with socket files. I have found surprisingly little on what actually sets the environment ...
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Changing locale from en_US.utf8 to en_US in RHEL 7

I'm installing "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 (Linux version 3.10.0-327.el7.x86_64 (mockbuild@x86-034.build.eng.bos.redhat.com) (gcc version 4.8.3 20140911 (Red Hat 4.8.3-9) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Thu Oct 29 ...
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RedHat/CentOS 7.1: Change names of Gnome workspaces

RedHat/CentOS 7.1.1503; GNOME Shell 3.8.4 I name my workspaces after current projects I'm working on (for 1-4 weeks). How can I rename them from "1" "2"... to something like "Vienna" "Berlin"? In ...
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Get window name on Red Hat GNOME

Is it possible to get the title of a window (e.g., gnome-terminal) via a terminal command, without installing any outside packages such as xdotool, xprop or wmctrl? Much appreciated.
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Input focus not following window clicks

I'm running RHEL 6.5 with a generic ATI HD5480 videocard and three monitors (one connected to each port... DVI, DisplayPort, and VGA), and I'm having issues with window-activation and input-focus that ...
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Cannot resize windows remoting-in through X11VNC?

I am remoting on to a Linux box (CentOS 6) using X11VNC. However, I cannot resize any windows manually by hovering over the frame, because the frame resize cursor does not appear.
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Accessing system after GNOME failed

I have difficulties to access GNOME in Scientific Linux 6.5 I did try to set automatic login following wiki.archlinux. In /etc/gdm/custom.conf I added: [daemon] AutomaticLogin=username ...
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Deleting text selection in VNC cuts it instead of deleting it

I have a VNC session running and I'd like to share the clipboard between the two systems bidirectionally. The operation that's failing is where I take a URL from my desktop's web browser, go to my vnc ...
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Rhel 7 not booting up

I recently installed rhel 7 on my laptop as dual boot (with windows 8.1) in UEFI mode. After the installation I cannot log into redhat. The gnome desktop starts to load and then it goes to a black ...
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Cannot type in login credentials in Red Hat

Got stuck at the login window (Red Hat 6.5) as I cannot type in the login ID. No characters are accepted in the box. MouseOK. Any ideas?
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Make one VNC server appear as two displays in RHEL

I have a VNC server running in virtual mode in RHEL and I am viewing it on a PC which has two screens. I can make the server use both of my screens by setting the resolution large enough: xrandr -s ...
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Screen capture application for RHEL6.5

I need some screen capture application for RHEL6.5 and tried few ways to get one but failed. yum install gnmoe-utils and got: Reading Local RPMDB rpmdb time: 0.000 Setting up Install Process ...
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gnome-session error on rhel (canberra-gtk-module error)

When starting cppeclipse in gnome-session via vnc it appears following error on rh6 canberra-gtk-module not found, module is present in /usr/lib/x64/ also fails when LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/x64/ is ...
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How to connect to wifi on a Gnome 2.24.1 system?

A friend gave me an old laptop running Gnome 2.24.1. It's been in storage for years but seems to run fine, albeit with this old OS. Now, I don't know too much about Linux, but I'd like to set it up ...
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How can I retrieve screen unlock times in Gnome on later Red Hat variants?

The last command only retrieves the login times. I'm interested in the times that the screen was unlocked. Any indirect means of getting this are also welcome.
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How to run script when SSSD creates home directory for a new user

I have a network with several RHEL6 workstations and RHEL IdM Server (a.k.a. FreeIPA) as a domain controller. Every LDAP user can log into the every workstation. When the user is logging in for the ...
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Automatic login still doesn't work after editing custom.conf

I've edited /etc/gdm/custom.conf to show the following: [daemon] AutomaticLoginEnable=true AutomaticLogin=username Where username is obviously the username I'd like to automatically log into. I don'...
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startx from mac osx to RHEL6

I am trying to get a GUI over ssh -X. My RHEL6 server did not have X Window System and a graphical desktop environment. So I installed using yum groupinstall "X Window System" Desktop. It installed ...
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Changing gVim behaviour on Red Hat

I recently had to change my Linux work environment from a personal Ubuntu system (having full admin rights) to a corporate Red Hat system (having very limited control on the system). Both running ...
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How to install GNOME 3 on RHEL6?

I am using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, it has Gnome GUI, but it is very simple and not like Ubuntu's GUI. I want to install/upgrade my GNOME Desktop Environment to its latest release. How can I do ...
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Why don't I get a Gnome GUI when I install Red Hat?

I'm trying to install Red Hat on my Windows system but Im facing a problem. I get only one option during installation which is "Minimal" and even if I check Gnome desktop in customize options, I only ...
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How to disable trash?

This is a nice and straightforward question: how can I disable the Trash Can in Gnome running on CentOS/RHEL 6.4? I know I can use Shift + Del, instead of Del to bypass the Trash; but how can I ...
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How to change the properties of a desktop panel from the command line?

I use RHEL 6 as my regular operating system and for one of my user accounts I made one of the desktop panels as auto-hide and other as a fixed panel. I expected the hidden panel to appear above the ...
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Running programs as root with my own password in Scientific Linux/Red Hat/Fedora/CentOS

In Debian-derived Linux distros, if you are not root but are authorized in /etc/sudoers, GNOME will ask you for your own password to allow privileged operations. However, Scientific Linux asks you ...
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Is there is tool similar to ShiftIt on OS X?

I'm looking for a keyboard controlled window sizing utility similar to ShiftIt on Mac OS X: https://github.com/fikovnik/ShiftIt
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Create url link in menu

How can I create a menu item that points to a URL? I've tried creating a mylink.desktop entry like this: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=My Link Name Icon=my-icon Type=Link Categories=Office; ...
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Launching a GUI application in RHEL 5 hangs

When I try to launch any GUI application through a terminal in my RHEL 5.4, it takes a very long time for the GUI to come up. Also, sometimes it just hangs. I see the following messages in the ...
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Why does US International Keyboard break Alt_R

All adding the U.S. English International (with dead keys) keyboard layout breaks my Alt_R key. Any ideas why? I'm working on RHEL 5.5 using GNOME. The problem disappears if I remove the additional ...