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How do I set different background images for different monitors in Gnome 3.10?

How do I set different background images for different monitors in Gnome 3.10? As one monitor is 1360x768 and another is 1920x1080 it is not possible to use the Span feature and keep proper aspect ...
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Multiple displays showing Linux

Ok, so i have been trying to work around installing AMD catalyst on my kali linux computer for a while now (in order to run oclhashcat). I have successfully done it and wrote a few patches for it that ...
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Fedora 20 Gnome session over X11 forwarding not working

In previous Fedora/CentOS distributions I was always able to run "gnome-session" over SSH with X11 forwarding. However, in Fedora 20, I instead get a window with a sad-face graphic that says "Oh no! ...
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Making cairo-clock click-through-able (Cairo Graphics)

Is there any way that I can make a window on my X windowing system (Ubuntu/Gnome/Compiz) to be click-through? i.e. when I click on it, the click is actually sent to the window beneath it. The ...
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Can't get desktop environment running

I am running Sabayon linux, a fork of gentoo. I recently removed KDE according to http://wiki.sabayon.org/index.php?title=Remove_KDE this page, and followed through with a reboot. Upon booting, I no ...
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Change default login manager on Fedora 18

I'm tired of GNOME's problems with my Fedora 18 instance, and decided to move on to another desktop environment. After successfully changing to Xfce, I still couldn't get rid of GDM which annoys me a ...
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How do I get X11 Forwarding to work on Windows with PuTTY and Xming?

I've always wanted to get X11 Forwarding to work with PuTTY, and the X Window System I'm using is Xming. When I have Xming running and I establish a new connection to my server, I receive the ...
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1answer
46 views

Gnome sending keyboard shortcuts to an application

I would like to send key board shortcuts from my wm (gnome) to an application (specifically Emacs). for example If I press Some-prefix-key C-x C-s then I would like C-x C-s to be passed to Emacs ...
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How to use Gnome Shell with multiple monitors?

I'm desperately trying to make Gnome Shell work with multiple monitors. I'm on Gentoo. I'm using the proprietary ATI drivers. I did the configuration with the aticonfig tool. I tried using ...
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1answer
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Triple-head works in GDM, but not in Gnome

I've got three displays connected via DVI on two different ATI cards on Arch Linux using the xf86-video-ati driver. All three are currently serving output, but one of my displays (the one on the ...
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1answer
244 views

Make nautilus not show desktop via SSH

Most of the days I am connected to my home server (running Debian) via a ssh shell from my laptop. Most of the tasks are done in the prompt, but sometimes I like to have drag-and-drop-file managers, ...
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x11 GNOME theme - look and feel of Apple OS X [closed]

I'm using GNOME that came w/: [alexus@wcmisdlin02 Desktop]$ cat /etc/redhat-release Scientific Linux release 6.1 (Carbon) [alexus@wcmisdlin02 Desktop]$ and I was wondering if I can make Apple OS ...
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Configure a trackball under Linux without editing Xorg.conf

Summary: In this post, I explain how I configure my trackball through xorg.conf file and ask what I should do instead, knowing that xorg.conf is deprecated. Long Introduction: I've been using a ...
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I'm looking for GNOME PING Panel

Is there a way to somehow use GNOME's panel to ping some IP and get some sort of status (alive/dead)?
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1answer
54 views

Is it possible (and if so, how) to have a terminal open on x-screen 1, execute a command on that terminal, and have an application open on screen 2?

Let's say you have two monitors hooked up to the same machine, running gnome (let's call them 'A' and 'B'). Each has its own, independent x-screen. Our goal is to type a command into a terminal on ...
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Abort drag-and-drop from a busy program

When the following happens: I start a drag-and-drop operation, starting from application ABC. Application ABC locks up (temporarily) I release the mouse button then, until application ABC finishes ...
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1answer
489 views

Open an application in Linux at specific coördinates

Is there a way to open an application (like VLC or Totem) and tell it to be x pixels wide, y pixels high and start at a given location?
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1answer
688 views

Gnome: run program w/o window decorations

I'd like to run RealVNC 3.3.7 without window decorations without using the -fullscreen option. My system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 running GNOME. Is this an Xt option, a Metacity option, a GTK ...
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What is the point of the xorg package in Ubuntu?

I am about to do a minimal installation of Ubuntu 10.10. First, I'll do a command-line install with the minimal Ubuntu cd. Second, I want to install a minimal version of gnome. So I am simply looking ...
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2answers
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In gnome, how can I configure the definition of “full screen” to make large VNC windows behave nicely on a dual screen setup?

In my corporate environment, I'm required to run a Windows machine that acquires a VNC session on a machine in the server farm. My windows machine is dual head with different resolution monitors ( ...
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2answers
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monitor power and lock screen (Ubuntu Lucid)

I'm trying to get my screen to turn off whenever I lock my screen. I know that in Power Management, there's an option to turn off the screen after a set amount of time, and I know about xset dpms ...
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How do I find out my screen resolution from a shell script?

How do I find out my screen resolution from a shell script?
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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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1answer
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How do I prevent new windows on one of my screens in Gnome?

I am using tree monitors at work with SLED (Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop) 11. It works great, except minor thing. On my leftmost monitor I run VMware Workstation with Windows XP and I run it full ...
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Custom keyboard map is causing issues with stuck keys

I have a Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard and I am running a custom keymap (dvorak with some stuff for umlauts): http://pingus.seul.org/~grumbel/tmp/md5/b054e11505c88e1bfc6ebd5da46bdb78-xmodmap_pke ...
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477 views

Mac OS X X11 gnome clients theme

Is there any program to set the theme of x11 gnome applications under Mac OS X? I've installed macports and gnome, but I cant find the gnome-theme-manager that I'm using when under linux.
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2answers
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To have two Xorg in two Ubuntu's run levels

Ubuntu support by default only one X at run levels. I would like to have two Xs: one for Ion3 and for Gnome, in two diffferent run levels. This means that I need to change the source code of Ubuntu ...
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NumLock is completely useless, and I want to disable it completely on Linux

Forget all the rants about Caps Lock, Num Lock is the most useless key of them all. It's never, ever useful. You don't want to use your numpad as an arrowpad, since the arrows are 1cm away from it. ...
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1answer
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SSH from mac to linux -> start gnome-session -> X11 keyboard mapping all messed up

I have 2 computers: echo.local is running Ubuntu 9.04. justin.local is running Mac OS 10.6.1. X11 version on the mac is 2.3.4. I open X11 on the mac, and open a new xterm window (Applications Menu ...
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2answers
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Gnome Screensaver and Xinerama

It will be interesting to see what type of content goes on here compared to SO, anyway ... Anyone know how to get X11/Gnome screensaver to run across all 3 screens in an Xinerama environment as ...