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On-Demand Virtual Display as a kmod

I have a usecase where I want to use RDP on an Debian based machine to control it remotely. I want to be able to fully use the onboard GPU to run tasks based on CUDA or anything else. My usecase does ...
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Problem with screen autorotation - systemd hwdb

I want to get my Spectre x360 screen rotation to work. iio-sensor-proxy correctly find the normal orientation, but when I rotate the laptop, it doesn't register any movement. I found somewhere that ...
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Horizontal flipping of display with Wayland

I'm using Ubuntu 23.04 with Wayland. I use 3 extended displays, one being a small screen to be projected on a teleprompter. Is there a way to horizontally mirror/flip a display such that looking at it ...
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Gnome shell Window auto-focus not working for specific applications

I am using fedora 37 with kernel version 6.2.9. Some of the applications like gnome-terminal and gnome software store when launched from the Dash in gnome-shell are not focused i.e. they are not being ...
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Files list file for one particular package repeatedly breaks

Using Zorin OS Lite. I keep getting this error when installing packages. dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'mutter-common' contains empty filename E: Sub-process /...
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Run shell script when Caps Lock is pressed (on Wayland)

I'm trying to get my head around shell scripting to solve a minor Wayland/Mutter bug that hasn't been addressed in over two years. I'm completely unfamiliar with shell scripting, but I think this ...
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Gnome settings only offers 49.99 Hz for a 60 Hz monitor

I have a 60 Hz monitor, but Gnome 40 settings only allows 49.99 Hz (and 29.99 Hz). I'm running Wayland, obviously. Why is that? Gnome's animations don't feel smooth either, can that be related? It's ...
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Kali Error while installing any package

I had recently installed kali from parrot. After Successful installation. I run sudo apt-get update sudo apt upgrade Now I am unable to install any package. It shows me error: Reading package lists......
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how to determine which composite manager is running

I'm using Arch Linux, and have both Gnome and the i3 window manager installed. When running i3, I'm trying to initiate the composite manager Compton. But trying to do so results in the following error:...
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Is there any way to stop Mutter from removing decorations/borders of maximized windows?

I would like to be able to resize maximized windows on Mutter. Is there any way to tell Mutter to not remove the borders when the state is "maximized", so that I can maximize and then resize? Or, if ...
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Change default location of the left/right split between snapped windows in Gnome

In gnome 3.28 on ubuntu 18.04 SUPER+← snaps a window to the left SUPER+→ snaps a window to the right These actions are called "View split on Left" or "View Split on Right" in the list of Gnome ...
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How to maximize window top/bottom half screen in Gnome?

Does somebody knows how to maximize a window to the half top or half bottom of a screen in gnome? I have found only how to do it left/right, but not top/bottom. Any ideas?
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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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Deiconify an application does not update its content with Mutter and X11

I have a java graphic application using Swing library. If the application is minimized and the graphic content changes (color or whatever), I should see the modification when restoring the window. ...
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Set window transparency in Gnome

I'd like to make my IDE window partially transparent. I achieved this in Unity using compiz as described in the accepted answer to: How to make a window transparent in gnome. However I don't believe ...
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GNOME fails to start

I recently upgraded my Arch system to kernel 4.9.8. Upon reboot, I am unable to isolate the graphical target. dmesg gives me this: [ 54.537319] gnome-shell[756]: segfault at 44 ip 00007f312c42b311 ...
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How to remove the titlebar in Gnome 3.20 under the Arc Dark theme?

How to set ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css so that it removes/shrinks-to-zero window titlebars in Gnome 3.20.4 under the Arc Dark theme? I'm looking about getting windows without the decorations.
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How to remove the border under the titlebar in Gnome 3.20?

In Gnome 3.20, I can no longer remove the small border under the titlebar using this snippet in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css (suggested here Reduce title bar height in gnome 3 / gtk+ 3). .ssd .titlebar {...
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How to change the titlebar height in standard GTK apps and those with headerbars/CSDs on Gnome 3.20

In Gnome 3.18, it was possible to change the titlebar height of all windows by changing the css in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css as per Reduce title bar height in gnome 3 / gtk+ 3. .header-bar.default-...
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How to write a simple mutter plugin?

I want to create a very simple Desktop Environment using mutter or libmutter. I found out that mutter is a very simple wm but it can only be customized if I write a plugin for it. so I want to create ...
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How to start mutter as a xsession?

I am making a Desktop Environment (DE) in which I will be using the mutter Window Manager (WM) as the default WM. I am new to DE's and WM's. So how do I start it in a script and pack it in the ...
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Is it possible to change the default window animation in Gnome Shell (preferably to fade in/out)?

Instead of the default zoom in/out animations when opening and closing windows in Gnome Shell, is it possible to have a fade in/out animation? I am mostly interested in this because when opening a ...
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Using Mutter as pure WM

I am making an Archlinux USB stick. I usually use GNOME as my DE, but it is too much heavy for a 16GB USB Stick. The last time I build an USB stick I used openbox, and I liked it, but I was wondering ...
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How to install AMD Catalyst on Fedora 22 with GNOME?

today I installed AMD Catalyst on Fedora 22. After rebooting my computer, my screen was black. I have read several guidebooks, but I have not found a way to run "Catalyst" on GNOME on laptops. If ...
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Gnome Shell or Mutter makes X unusable when I kill/restart/etc. tor

I've configured the system to use Tor by setting the SOCK proxy to port 9050 in Settings -> Network -> Network Proxy. At times, Tor takes ages to reconnect after the wifi driver crashes or whatever. ...
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Gnome 3.16 ignoring Xorg.d conf files

Since the upgrade to Gnome 3.16, my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf file is being ignored. This file contains the following: Section "Device" Identifier "card0" Driver "intel" Option "...
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Gnome Shell is terribly slow, while Mutter runs pretty fast

Even moving windows appears to stutter in Gnome Shell, but the minimize animation shows the real difference. On Gnome Shell, it looks like it's limited to 15 fps on RGB windows, while on RGBA windows (...
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Run mutter window manager standalone

I'm trying to run my window manager standalone on Debian 7 (i.e. without Gnome 3, which is currently installed). Apparently Gnome is already running the mutter window manager: $ wmctrl -m Name: ...
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Remove shadows from Metacity windows

My goal is to remove the dropshadow from all metacity windows. I realize there is not a setting to do this and I may need to recompile metacity. If I can simply do it by editing source files without ...
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Does Gnome Shell use Mutter?

In Wikipedia is written that Gnome Shell in Gnome 3 uses Mutter window manager. But ps x | grep mutter shows that Mutter is not running. Moreover I had experience with working Gnome Shell before I ...
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Can't find a way to customize Mutter under elementary OS

I just installed elementary OS, and I would like to have some options to customize the effects like I could do with Compiz. However, I couldn't find a settings panel related to Mutter. Is there a GUI ...
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How do I get sound to work outside lightdm

If for whatever reason I sudo stop lightdm running on mint and just use a simple xinit session with mutter, is there some way I can get sound to work? Whenever I do that, it seems there's no sound.
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Downgrade Gnome 3 to Gnome 2

I have installed fedora16 recently. I don't like the Gnome3 that my fedora got shipped with. I want to downgrade it to Gnome2 as i haven't used any other desktop environment before. Any knowledge ...
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