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Find out exact cause of a process' high CPU usage (gnome-shell)

This question might be specific to gnome-shell, which is constantly using 60-80% CPU on my system. (4.1GHz CPU frequency, arch linux, up-to-date software) How can I find out what exactly is the cause ...
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Disabling gnome on ubuntu 17.10

There are a lot of posts on how to stop gnome desktop in ubuntu. However, on 17.10, I am not able to do that! As you can see there is no service named lightdm. Also, gdm has no effect. mahmood@orca2:...
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Preserve contents of clipboard when a programs from text from copied exits

In GNOME 3 when I copy some text to clipboard from an application and then exit from that application, the clipboard doesn't hold the copied text (the clipboard is empty). My question is as follows: ...
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How do I change font size in context menu in Gnome 3?

I'm using X-Arc-Darker theme for GNOME 3. I looked for many options in ~/.themes/X-Arc-Darker/gnome-shell/gnome-shell.css but I could not find any that allows changing font size in menus and in ...
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implementation of mounting external hdd and usb stick

Lately I've been interested in knowing how Ubuntu(bionic) and Fedora(27) implement the auto mount features and especially how to change the mount properties (noatime, relatime and other niceties.) ...
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How to format a usb flash drive to Ext2?

When I use a GUI environment, I have there only ext4, NTFS, FAT and other, but I need to type their name. I tried one time to type there ext2, but it seems it gets stuck. I was waiting a lot and it ...
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Fullscreen mode in apps causes gnome-shell to hit 80-100% CPU, even after closing app

On Gnome 9.5, if I use VScode's "Zen Mode" (ctrl-k + z) or fullscreen mode (f11), gnome-shell CPU usage (viewed through top) skyrockets from 0-10% usage to 80-100%. This happens even if I quickly ...
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Wake on lid open but don't suspend on lid close?

I am currently running GNOME on openSUSE on my laptop, there is the setting in the GNOME tweak tool to enable suspend on lid close, which works. However, I want to do the opposite, so that the ...
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How to get accented characters instead of quotes?

I'm using Gnome desktop environment on Debian 9.5, my laptop is Acer Aspire V5 series. I usually cycle through three keyboard languages during the day: English, Italian and Spanish. The first two ...
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gnome-shell error log

Where can I find gnome-shell error (or debug) log? I'm interested in mutter error/warning messages since I have a GLX problem I need to debug and I believe the key could be in gnome-shell's messages.
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Change Gnome 3 wallpaper without animation or flicker

Approx 10 years ago I wrote a small program to give me a simple "animated wallpaper", which worked well on whichever versions of Fedora and Gnome were current at the time (I believe it was Gnome 2). ...
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Filemanagers (nemo, etc) “mount archive/disk/image/etc” mount points

When browsing the filesystem I can mount various things: archives .zip, .tar.gz, images .iso, etc. which then appear to be located in: archive://file%253A%252F%252F%252Fpath%252Fto%252Farchive.tar....
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Changed login password without changing keyring

I forgot my login password. So I booted into recovery mode and used passwd command to change the password. I can now login but I obviously didn't update my Gnome keyring password. I know my old ...
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How to open child windows on same display as cursor in Gnome?

I'm doing a bunch of work in Pure Data on Ubuntu 18.04 & Gnome 3.28 with a dual-monitor setup in which the secondary monitor is to the left of the primary. Working in Pure Data involves frequently ...
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Check if Gnome keyring is unlocked?

I am searching for a method with which to determine whether a Gnome keyring is unlocked; primarily, the default one. I got very close using secret-tool, but if a keyring is locked, it still presents a ...
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startx gives the error “Could not resolve keysym XF86 KeyboardError”

I installed Arch Linux following this tutorial. After installing gnome and configuring .xinitrc, running startx gave the error - "Could not resolve keysym XF86 KeyboardError" and exited. But sudo ...
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Black screen after login in Gnome

I made a fresh install of Fedora 28 (kernel 4.17) on my Thinkpad P50 with NVidia Quadro M1000M. I have had trouble with external screen (did not work) so I decided to install proprietary NVidia ...
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Open multiple instances of a given application

I am using Ubuntu (Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS 64-bit) with the Gnome desktop environment. My issue is that in the Activities menu, when searching for and selecting certain softwares (like Videos), if an ...
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How to boot directly into GUI without going through tty

I recently did dnf update and it uninstalled gnome, so I did dnf groupInstall "Fedora Workstation". This restored gnome but every time I boot up, I have to login from the console and use startx. Any ...
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CentOS Application Installer Updates failed “Cannot resolve hostname”

I attempted to run updates from the Application Installer and ran into the following error. failed to download https://extensions.ognome.org//extension-query/?shell_version=3.22.3&page=1&...
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Qt5: Font size too big when run in Gnome on Wayland

I'm using the GNOME 3 with Wayland and it works fine except when running a Qt application. The application behaves strangly (partial rendering, placed below Top-Bar) and some fonts are huge (e.g. ...
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Boot process stuck at “Started GNOME Display Manager. Dispatcher Service”

I have been using Ubuntu 17.10 for the past 4 months without any problems. Today I rebooted my laptop and it has started to get stuck at "Started GNOME Display Manager. Dispatcher Service" when ...
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Gnome freeze when click on “parameters”

I just installed archlinux (4.16.13-2-ARCH). After some configurations concerning the wifi and the users, I decided to install a GUI: GNOME. I started by installing xorg-xinit, xorg-server and xorg-...
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Rearranging open programs in Fedora task bar

Is it possible to rearrange the order applications appear in the bottom task bar for Fedora (27) See also this question on a different ubuntu OS. https://askubuntu.com/questions/280692/how-do-i-...
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How to run gsettings or “nohup nm-applet &” as normal user in a script started with sudo?

I wrote some scripts that have commands such as: gsettings ... nohup nm-applet & Both commands showed feedback when running the script without sudo (as normal user). When I started the script ...
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openSuse: how to get rid of annoying “Authentication Required” dialog from auto-update

This annoying dialog "Authentication Required" started to pop up recently, just after every login to KDE, demanding root password to refresh system repositories. After a minute or so it disappears on ...
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A way to export/import gpaste settings

TLDR: how can I export/import settings for gpaste? I am using gpaste on Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome. And as always migrating from previous Ubuntu installation not as easy as I would want to because ...
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How do I configure GNOME on Fedora 27 to use the U.S. International keyboard layout?

I switched from Windows to Fedora for quite some time now. I have to write papers using a lot of special characters like μ, ë and °. Using the compose key is simply too slow, and I'd rather replace ...
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What mechanism allows the unprivileged graphical session to control the backlight device?

Wayland (or unprivileged Xorg) is able to access DRM and input devices by fd-passing from systemd-logind or equivalent. I can see these devices (for the first seat) in loginctl seat-status seat0. ...
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Why have wireless controls disappeared from my GNOME topbar?

I recently upgraded from Fedora 27 to Fedora 28. My version of gnome-shell is 3.28.2-1.fc28. Previously, I'm used to having control of wireless networking in the top-bar (right hand side). It would ...
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Gnome - Laptop Monitor Off when Lid Closes?

I'm running Gnome (Wayland) on Arch Linux. I have configured the environment not to go to suspend, etc. when the lid is closed. When I close the lid, the monitor turns off for a second or two (as ...
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Which package contains the functionality of gnome to configure thunderbolt through the gnome control center under ArchLinux?

I installed ArchLinux with the gnome desktop (but only the minimal packages) So far I tried gnome-software and gnome-applets while gnome-contorol-center and gnome-settings-deamon are installed. ...
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Debian Desktop Environment in Installer

I have researched the heck out of this question and found two pages about the issue but not clarifying it. In the debian-installer during the optional software selection phase you have these options: ...
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CentOS 7 GNOME lock screen although all settings say otherwise

My CentOS 7.5 VM pops up a blank screen after that is left unused for some time (~15 minutes). When the mouse is moved, it shows a clock in the middle of the screen and requests a password to unlock. ...
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Lightdm locking session on suspend when it should not

For some reason whenever the computer suspends it locks the session and I have to log back in. I'm trying to configure my own lockscreen so this is undesired. Lightlocker is installed but disabled. ...
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How to turn off alert sounds/sound effects on Gnome from terminal?

I usually turn the alert sound (by default a water drop sound) off by going to control-center→Sound→Sound Effects and muting the Alert volume. This is in Gnome. I wanted to turn it off in a custom ...
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How to make a theme default in Ubuntu 17.10?

I am making my own Linux distro based on Ubuntu server 17.10. I've installed Gnome, added plugins, installed new icons, etc. Now that it looks how I want it, I want the theme it has now to be a ...
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LibreOffice becomes unresponsive and overloads my CPU when Copying and Pasting text

I have a table in LibreOffice which I regularly update. The table currently has 6, 561 words, 45, 255 characters and takes up 39 pages. I don't have any extravagant pictures, just a handful of ...
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Fedora 27: how to limit xserver restart attempts?

I am running Fedora 27 (problem also relates to Fedora 25) and it is very often that when I upgrade my kernel (via a "dnf update") the NVIDIA graphics driver will not work anymore. After reboot (...
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Show complete workspace preview in gnome-shell activities

If I activate the Activities view in gnome-shell (e.g. by using the windows key) the preview of different workspaces at the right hand side is shown only partly (see first image below). I have to move ...
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Gnome desktop environment freezes after login [closed]

I installed arch linux using bootable USB following steps of official article Installation Guide after successful installation I installed Xorg, Gnome and Gdm as per official documentation but problem ...
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gnome/gtk: disable middle click paste via terminal

Configuration: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, GNOME Tweaks 3.28.1 (I believe it's pre-installed in 18.04), Middle Click Paste: OFF Problem: It's not disabling middle click paste, although it worked once (until ...
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Fix for ugly fonts in programs like KeePassXC or Nextcloud on Antergos with Gnome3

Using Antergos, I see ugly font rendering issues in some applications I installed like KeePassXC or also the Nextcloud client (both from AUR) as you can see on the following screenshot: I like a ...
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Change active keyboard layout programmatically in Gnome3 on Arch

I'm writing some scripts to automate common things like changing the language/keyboard layout or installing legacy tools like browser, passwordsafe and so on. This is designed for an Antergos ...
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Starting gui after nvidia driver update

So recently I replaced the nouveau driver with the nvidia cuda drivers. It took me a while to get it working but I finally succeeded and I can now perform calculations with my gpu. The only problem ...
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How to write a systemd user service that requires an active session

I've created a systemd user service to run a duplicity backup job once a day at 17:00 broadly based on an article in Fedora Magazine. I'm running Fedora 28 with the Gnome desktop. My systemd timer ...
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gdm3 session manager stopped after a Debian Stretch update

After an update the boot to between the GRUB menu and the session manager gdm3. For recovery mode I installed other managers and they all work, but I like gdm3. I already used google but for the ...
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Change password on Vinagre

How does one change the VNC password that vinagre remembers? It just keeps failing and says "Authentication failed (password check failed)", but never asks for another password.
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Enable regular users to install new packages from both - Gnome-software and apt

I'm on Debian 9 with Gnome. I would like to enable regular users to install new packages from both: Gnome software center (GUI application), and apt (via command line). How can I achieve both?
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No line-in audio option in Arch Linux

I have a Dell Latitude 3540 laptop with a single audio jack that does headphone/Line-in/Mic-in. When I connect line-out from an amplifier in Windows, it gives me all the three options. But under Arch ...