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Running a program/script before a user logs in on RedHat Linux GUI

I am looking to run a script prior to a user being able to log in on the GUI. Its a basic script, do you accept Ts&Cs Y/N, enter user name, data is captured and stored. Then once complete takes ...
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Admin GUI to add network printer to WSL2

Could somebody tell me a GUI app to admin network printers under WSL2 as I usually do under a native Linux distro? Thank you so much!
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Evince UI is transparent, how to make it opaque

The UI of Evince on my OS is transparent. As you can see, the whole interface is 100% see-through. This makes working with the app very difficult. How do I make it appear opaque similar to other GTK ...
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Debian: No GUI (after upgrading from buster to bullseye)

After upgrading my Debian stable 10 buster to 11 bullseye, which I did by the book, I got a message during the final full-upgrade that some packages couldn't be properly installed (in my case, one was ...
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PyQt5 How to ignoriere /dev/input/eventX events and only use one specific event device?

I have some issues with my PyQt5 GUI running on my Raspberry Pi. I sometimes need to plug in a USB Audio card into my raspberry pi while operating the GUI. When I touch the screen while plugging/...
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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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Flameshot does not work at Fedora Workstation 39

For Fedora Workstation 39, installed through VirtualBox, was installed Flameshot with the sudo dnf install flameshot command. Even when the OS was re-started, when through Show Apps for the Flameshot ...
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Graphical applications in terminal

I am half mad and I suddenly had an idea. I don't care that it is very impractical and will cause me trouble, I want it for some reason. I want to have Linux, without a desktop environment, but be ...
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How to have Cairo Dock auto-hide, then reappear when cursor moved near screen edge?

How can one configure Linux Mint Cinnamon and Cairo Dock to automatically hide the dock, but then have it reappear when the user moves the cursor to the bottom edge of the screen (display)? This type ...
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How to use kdiff3 to edit when comparing two files

I'm used to meld for editing while seeing an intra-line diff that's updated live in response to edits. One just types in the left or right pane of the window and then save one or both files. I'm ...
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Old version of Adwaita-dark

Is it possible to get the old (less flat) version of the Adwaita-dark theme for use in Ubuntu 22.04 + Cinnamon?
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Cursor becomes invisible when Weston.ini set to Kiosk mode

I am running a custom crank GUI application on a SBC with an Ubuntu OS. The application is set to auto start on boot and the Weston.ini is setup for kiosk mode. The graphical application start ...
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Linux Mint 21.2 Cinnamon : Suddenly different look after update

I am running Linux Mint Cinnamon on three different machines (and I am still quite new to the Linux world). On two machines, the most recent update (current 21.2 version as of November 2023) worked ...
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How do I interact with a program that requires clicking on its system tray icon if my GUI doesn't have a dynamic system tray?

In the installation process for Talon, I need to install the Conformer voice engine by right-clicking the Talon system tray icon. I'm currently running Mabox and a couple of ricing decisions I've ...
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Spotify won't open again after minimizing

When I first launch Spotify it's fine. The GUI window comes up and I can play music. But if I close Spotify, so it's running in the background, I can't open the GUI window back up. It does continue ...
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How to configure Thunderbird for local offline usage?

How would Thunderbird send such a message? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ swaks --to [email protected] --from [email protected] --server localhost === ...
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What is the minimum code required to open a window?

I have been playing with C code recently and I am wondering how some features are implemented, specifically window creation. I have used SDL for a bit, but it seems to rely on X11 (or Wayland). But ...
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Changing yum source through Gnome GUI

This might be a silly question, but it puzzles me. I am using Rocky linux version 9.2. I wonder if there is a way to change the yum install source through gnome gui? that is, without using command ...
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Is it possible to use systemd-networkd and have a GUI configuration tool when using GNOME?

After reading the Archlinux guide and completed a successful installation, I would like to use networkd with GNOME if possible. To my understanding (From the archlinux wiki) to have GUI support to ...
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Create archive under Debian right click menu does not allow password protection

When trying to create an archive with Debian GUI using Create archive... from right-click menu and Create a new archive window, is there an option to assign a password to 7z archive?
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GUI volume indicator in Openbox

I am using plain openbox as my window manager. I have configured keyboard special keys, such as XF86AudioMute, XF86AudioLowerVolume and XF86AudioRaiseVolume. But how can I get the gui indicator, when ...
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How to fix Ubuntu GUI after installing windows 11 dual boot

I recently installed Windows 11 on my second HDD and since then I face issues with Ubuntu improperly loading GUI. Ubuntu loads to tty1 instead of the graphical user interface (GUI). mount -t ext4 ...
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FileExplorer shows only wildcard symbols in MuseScore

Since I don't have it in any other application on my ArchLinux (6.1.44-1-lts) with i3-wm it makes me wonder what is causing this behaviour? The dialogues and fonts should be system defaults (I guess) ...
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How do I request a user input with GUI from script running as root by modern initialization system?

I have Systemd service of type "oneshot" to be launched by Udev upon a device insertion. Service is launching shell script as root. The script needs user input in order to do it's job as ...
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How to temporarily change locale for a gui-command?

If I try this suggestion with a gui-command like sudo LANG=en_US.UTF-8 partitionmanager, it's ends up with some confusing hints I can't get. QStandardPaths: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set, defaulting to '/...
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Run QT gui application via SUDO Wayland

I am running wayland (riverwm) in Void linux, and trying to use rpi-imager. rpi-imager fails to write to device because it requires sudo permissions. I then try to run rpi-imager with sudo but get the ...
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Installing KDE Plasma Desktop on Debian 9 (Stretch) -"Unable to locate package"

I am new to Linux systems am an encountering a bit of trouble trying to install KDE Plasma. I am running an embedded PC supplied with Debian 9.13 (Stretch). The constraint is I must use the version of ...
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Kali Linux don't load GUI automatically

I have Gm3 display manager, but recently I installed lxdm display manager. During the installation it prompted me to select the default manager from where I selected lxdm, but upon reboot it booted ...
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How to use evince to open PDF accessed through remote ssh?

It is extremely likely this question comes from a major misunderstanding, but I will explain what I am trying to do/have done. I am also not fully sure this is a Linux/Unix issue. My goal is to view a ...
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Fedora 38 KDE Plasma ui acting strange

I have noticed after installing Fedora 38 that sometimes UI elements like right clicking chrome to open a new tab will disappear as shown below. Today I was switching through different applications ...
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How do I resolve "No protocol specified, error: can't display: :0."?

have installed ChromeOS Flex on my PC. It runs great, and I have turned on and installed Linux via the Developer menu in Settings. But, I cannot run installed Linux applications. When I open them via ...
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Questions about running GUI programs through cockpit package

I installed and activated cockpit. The next task is to visit port 9090 on the server, and the cockpit is executed, but I don't understand what it means to visit port 9090 on the server. If you know it,...
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Does centos8 not support the system-config-users package?

Does centos8 not support the system-config-users package? I've also modified the file path and checked the internet connection, but I still can't find it.
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Stuck at boot, no GUI, login on tty not possible after upgrade to Debian 12

I upgraded my system to Debian 12, but I cannot login any more after I rebooted when the package installation seemed to be completed. The login prompt (on tty) tells me login incorrect after typing ...
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Find the command being used to launch a GUI application

I'm running Fedora Linux with the Gnome desktop environment and I'm looking to create .desktop entries for applications that don't have them. In this case, I'd like to add two entries: one for the ...
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Draw a border around X forwarded windows

When opening remote gui applications over ssh (X11 forwarding), is there a way to draw a visual indication of the remote in the window such as a red frame around it, display the hostname somewhere, or ...
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How to use torsocks with GUI apps?

torsocks is a command that forces programs to use Tor. I tested its effectiveness by curling a site that returns my external IP. $ torsocks curl ip.me 109.70.100.1 Then I searched the IP on the ...
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Create user with shell access but no GUI login

I need to create a User that can interact with shell it has home directory but no GUI login. I have looked at many articles on this. but I am pretty confused as the correct process useradd --system ...
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openbox: disable "grab" window that moves together with mouse cursor

Normally in Openbox I can move windows around by holding Alt and grabbing the window with left mouse button. But sometimes I accidentally "grab" a window and then it is stuck to my mouse ...
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Unable to install Xfce on Oracle Linux Server 9.1

I am unable to install Xfce on Oracle Linux Server 9.1. I have a server built with the Server, Container Management, and Headless Management groups installed, and have connected to the EPEL repository....
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Looking for a simple database with graphical interface for personal use, under Linux

I am a former MacOS user, and I was using FileMaker, to organize one or two databases for my research work. I am looking for something similar, to be used under Linux. I would need something local, ...
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Are there Visual Studio -like tools for creating forms in Linux?

I want to create forms in Linux. I create Windows forms, but for example if I was to use Linux to develop is there any software I could use to create a form like you would in Visual Studio?
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Compiz has no window decorations

I have installed Debian Minimal (bullseye, without gui). I want to install X11 and Compiz. I installed compiz, xinit, emerald. After that I've just created the ~/.xinitrc file with the following ...
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Why GUI different in Ubuntu 20.4?

I have two machines, one is a brand new installation of Ubuntu 20.04, and the GUI looks like the first one. Later on, I upgrade another machine from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.4, I see their GUI are ...
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KDE Restore "window menu" as text menu (as default)

I have only button "window menu". I don't see "text menu" if i remove button. It I see: It i want see: I was remove all kde & plasma files... I was create new user and he ...
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How to make a Linux system only use english as a locale and language, but use another one on a GUI/Desktop Environment?

Let's say that I install a Linux in my native language (english), and that the user I'm doing the install for only knows spanish (which all I know of is: Que?). English being obviously far easier for ...
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In Ubuntu 22 file explorer GUI, how to add "Desktop" to left hand side shortcuts?

Have tried to search for it, but only get answers for the normal sidebar. Here is a screenshot where I have opened the file explorer on my recent Ubuntu 22 machine: How do I add a Desktop shortcut to ...
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System font are not available in Libreoffice

Gnome is set to use Monospace Regular for Monospace Text. However when I open Libreoffice Writer that is bundled with my distribution, I cannot select that font in the GUI. How can I make the font ...
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how to make desktop file ask for sudo password through gui

I want to run an app that needs sudo to run. I do not want to run it through terminal but through its desktop file or by clicking on a file associated with the program. is there anyway to have it ask ...
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Not able to acces ubuntu graphical interface just the terminal

For some reason I started facing this error and I am not able to login in my pc any longer, I am just seeing the terminal, I can just login in the terminal every time I turn on my pc. I followed this ...
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