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How to fix missing network manager icon in Ubuntu 10.04?

In Ubuntu 10.04, my network-manager icon is gone missing by itself. I use the GNOME desktop. How can I restore it?
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383 views

Is it possible to run an interactive script before shutdown Linux in a GNOME session?

I wrote some utility interactive scripts and want them run before shutdown. For a terminal-login session, I just add some entry in ~/.bash_logout, my login shell is bash BTW, which works. However, I ...
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No network upsets gnome

An issue that has been bothering me for over a year now. My notebook, running ubuntu 10.04, is almost all the time using a wired connection, with static IP address. And a remote DNS server. Network is ...
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2answers
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Disable Snap To Edge Feature in Gnome 2

Is there a way to disable the snap-to-edge feature in Gnome 2 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I'm pretty happy with Gnome so far, but I don't have a big monitor and I'd really like to be able to move my windows ...
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1answer
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Gedit - how to set default encoding opening?

I would like to somehow make Gedit on my sister's laptop to open text files in Windows1250 (CP1250-Winlatin2) encoding by default. She has a plenty of ebooks in txt format and opening them in ...
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1answer
2k views

How can I start the Android SDK manager with non-root shell?

Login as user myuser. To become root and run Android SDK manager: su - /var/lib/jenkins/android-sdk-linux_x86/android all is well. Then to become user jenkins and run Android SDK manager: ...
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In Ubuntu Lucid, various panel applets malfunction on login

I run Ubuntu 10.04 with KDE installed as a second environment. When I log into a GNOME session, some of my panel applets appear strangely. It isn't always the same ones but the usual culprits are the ...
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1answer
129 views

Installed KDE, now GNOME has kde default cursor

I installed KDE over my Ubuntu 10.04 installation. Now when I log into GNOME I get the KDE default cursor instead of the usual one. It's a minor issue but one I'd like to deal with especially since ...
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1answer
108 views

Why does selecting text and then hitting the delete key on my IBM Model M keyboard confuse Gnome/Ubuntu?

I picked up a second hand IBM Model M "clicky" keyboard (series 52G9658) and connected it to the PS/2 port of the "HP Z400 Workstation" here at work (this model M variant has an integral PS/2 cable.) ...
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Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 10.04 / 10.10

Is it possible to install Gnome 3 (relased on 6th April)on Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10 ? And if i can can can i revert back to the earlier version ?
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Change Gnome-Panel profile at startup according to number of displays

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Laptop. I have a startup script which enables external displays, if they are connected. It runs at GDM startup, configured in /etc/gdm/Init/Default. When i'm running ...
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3answers
431 views

Very long login time in Ubuntu Lucid

My machine is taking ages to get from the login screen after booting to actually showing the GNOME desktop (as in, over a minute). It seems as though it is just waiting for a long period of that time ...
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1answer
317 views

Best means of determining cause of GNOME sporadically going into standby

This has been eating at me for a bit now. I have a small netbook computer running Ubuntu 10.04. It loves to sporadically go into standby, turning off the screen, spinning down the disk, pausing for ...
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2answers
401 views

Problems with keyboard mapping - lowercase 'v' is not working

I have quite a strange issue with (supposedly) my keyboard mappings. while using GNOME session: lowercase 'v' is not working as it should - no keypress is reaching apps; while I'm holding V key ...
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2answers
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Audio CD not playable after burning (with K3b)

I have problems with burned CD-RW Audio CDs in K3B. I don't know exactly what's wrong. When I burn mp3s as an Audio CD with K3B, the burning process seems to be ok. But when I want to play this burned ...
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1answer
380 views

How do I copy/paste an icon into a launcher in Ubuntu?

In MacOSX I can copy an icon from any document/folder/application by doing Cmd-i on the object and then copying (i.e. Cmd-c) the icon and pasting the icon on another object (by bringing up the ...
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2answers
575 views

Keyboard layout on Ubuntu won't go away!

So, I installed Ubuntu (Using Gnome) with keyboard layout US International with Dead Keys enabled. Now I've set this to US International with Alt-Gr Dead Keys enabled. I added the latter and deleted ...
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1answer
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How to restore mouse pointer in Gnome

Sometimes the image of the mouse pointer will get corrupted. I can still use the mouse but because the image is corrupted it is somewhat difficult. How can I get the mouse pointer back without logging ...
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Mouse doesn't display correctly with Xinerama in Gnome

When I move my mouse to the second screen, for a moment the cursor can be seen on it, then it appears to return to the original screen. Then when I move the mouse around, the pointer is showing on the ...
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4answers
2k views

Execute script before shutting down in Ubuntu

When I shut down my computer I want to show some pending tasks that I have to do before leaving the office. I have a local application to manage those tasks, so basically I just want to run a ...
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3answers
119 views

Resources of minimized programs in Linux

When a program is minimized to the taskbar in Linux does it use less resources?
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3answers
280 views

Being inside multiple window managers at the same time

I'm in Gnome but if I logout I can get to a menu where I can choose KDE as well as other window managers. The problem is I have a program that's running inside Gnome and I don't want to stop it. Is ...
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4answers
720 views

How to disable alt+tab thumbnails in Ubuntu Lucid?

I'm not sure if it's possible to disable the thumbnails that we get with Ubuntu Lucid (Gnome UI), or if I installed something that enabled it and just can't seem to remember what it was. Does anyone ...
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1answer
89 views

Toolbars invisible after restarting gdm

If I'm inside gnome in Ubuntu 10.04 and I open up a terminal and type "sudo restart gdm" I get back to the login screen. When I log in however all the toolbars are missing. If I maximize a window then ...
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2answers
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restart gdm at linux terminal

Sometimes the Ubuntu 10.04 the gui will freeze and the only thing I can do is move the mouse. I can't interact with programs and I can't change to a different virtual desktop. All I can do is press ...
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1answer
270 views

Nautilus crashes when dragging files in Ubuntu 10.04

I'm running Gnome in Ubuntu 10.04. Nautilus used to work fine on my system but now it's doing something strange. Whenever I drag a file out of the Nautilus window to move it somewhere else, as soon as ...
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1answer
317 views

How to make a Linux program available on all desktops

In Ubuntu 10.04 running Gnome I can right click on any window and it gives me an option to show that window on all desktops, so even if I switch to a different virtual desktop, that window will always ...
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What do do when Linux gui freezes

I'm running Gnome with compiz in Ubuntu 10.04. Sometimes the gui will freeze. I can move the mouse, but I can't interact with programs. The only thing I can do is go to a terminal window with ...
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1answer
596 views

Bring an open window to the current desktop in Linux

Let's say I have a program open on another virtual desktop. Is there a way I can bring that program to the current desktop through a script? The following command is the closest I can get: wmctrl -a ...
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2answers
237 views

Change the zoom out view in compiz

When I zoom out to see all my virtual desktops using the expo plugin in compiz, it displays them side by side. I want to make the windows bigger. I have four virtual desktops and would prefer to have ...
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1answer
603 views

Ubuntu lost GNOME installation, cyclic dependencies when reinstalling GNOME

Take a look here first. After solving that problem, I noticed that KDM won't let me select GNOME session. I just have KDE and xterm. I reinstalled GDM and switched to it, but I still can't start ...
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1answer
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How to open a menu with 'Open Terminal Here' in Ubuntu 10.04 by left clicking desktop, or inside folder?

How can I customize Ubuntu 10.04 so the menu created by left clicking inside a folder or desktop gives me the option of opening up a terminal in that location? I have thsi functionality in the XFCE ...
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1answer
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Unable to install gnome shell in Ubuntu 10.04?

I am unable to install gnome-shell through Synaptic and am getting the following error. Can someone please help me out? vmuser@vmhub:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell Reading package lists... Done ...
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1answer
643 views

how to select desktop environment (gnome or kde or unity) before logon

I have an Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 machine running smoothly. I downloaded the Ubuntu Unity Netbook Edition just to try out the new UI. And that thing runs very slow on my machine. Each click responds ...
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1answer
344 views

3 Headed Display Ubuntu Wallpaper

I got 3 display working in Linux. I have set it up so I have Xinerama and 3 different X sessions. So my 3 displays are not all the same size, two are 1680x1050 and then the other which is between ...
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1answer
2k views

Change Toolbar Icon Settings in GNOME on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS?

I have installed the new Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and do not see where I can change the toolbar icon settings (for all Gnome/GTK apps) such that I only display icons, not text labels beside the icons. Does ...
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0answers
467 views

Metacity toggle fullscreen not working under Lucid; worked with Karmic

I'm working on a 11" screen, so I frequently want to use applications in fullscreen. I'm no expert on GNOME, but I remember doing a search a while back, and finding out about metacity, and how to use ...
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2answers
5k views

Gnome's shutdown menu disappeared

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and my shutdown menu suddenly disappeared (the menu on the top where you click it and get options such as "shut down" and "suspend"...) how do I bring it back?
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1answer
800 views

Change popup format for Kopete in Gnome (Ubuntu 10.04)

After trialling Empathy which was included with Gnome/Ubuntu 10.04 I decided to go back to Kopete since I was losing chat messages. However, for some reason, Kopete is now displaying all popups in a ...
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1answer
116 views

Ubuntu most menu items dark-on-dark

Since to ubuntu 10.04 upgrade move of my drop-down menus have been dark-on-dark text, which becomes readable (changed background) when selected. I don't know what's causing this but it's a problem on ...
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2answers
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Add panel to secondary monitor on Ubuntu 10.04

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and I was wondering if it is possible to put a panel on a secondary monitor. Here are methods I have tried which did not work: Click and drag the panel from the ...
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1answer
381 views

Change align of icons

Using Ubuntu 10.4. How can I change aligment of icons to right in Notification Area Applet?
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Lucid Lynx login issue

Recently upgraded from Karmic to Lynx. Upgrade seemed to go well, no noticeable issues. I logged in, and my window manager wasn't starting. An application would appear, but sans control buttons and ...
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3answers
772 views

Ctrl-C behavior in gnome-terminal

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04. It works fine, but when I press Ctrl-C in gnome-terminal I get: user@desktop:~$ ^C user@desktop:~$ ^C user@desktop:~$ In Ubuntu 9.04 (I did have it before) it was so: ...
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2answers
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Gnome-mount alternative in Ubuntu 10.04 or how to mount partition with normal user rights

i was using gnome-mount to automount drives but in lucid it was removed. So is there any alternatives in lucid except editing fstab and programs that do so? Gnome-mount is a program which mounts ...