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REDHAT 7.2 Computer shows black screen after sleep

I use a Lenovo thinkpad W530, nouveau driver on discrete graphics. When waking the computer up from sleep, the computer shows me a black screen sometimes. I have to restart the computer at this point. ...
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Slow Qt resize on Gnome 3

I am experiencing slow resize behaviour for Qt applications on Gome 3(.18) on Fedora 23. The problem is that the bounding window resizes faster than the contents and random flicker or whatever its ...
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How to change the sink priority in PulseAudio?

I have multiple output sound devices at home and at work. Especially, I want to automatically play sound via external soundcard when it is connected. So, I need some kind of the sink priorities. ...
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Can't enter the password

I have a password in English in Fedora GNOME. There is no correct keyboard input method on the login screen. I tried booting with runlevel 3 to hop onto runlevel 5, but the session finishes in order. ...
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How to mark windows or set windows titles in Gnome3 via script

I'm inspecting different versions of a GTK application, binary with no source code, and doing frequent ALT-Back-Quotes for visual inspection. Every now and then I would lose track of versions because ...
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How to start one program when another one is started

I'm using Debian with Gnome3 and I'd like to know if there is an elegant way to start one program when another one is started. My use case is the following: I use keepass as my password manager and I ...
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Adding new desktop action to Chromium

I want to add shortcuts to open Chromium with a specific user profile. If I type chromium --profile-directory="Default" in a terminal, Chromium opens with the correct profile. So I tried modifying ...
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How to set environment variables for a Gnome Wayland session

It seems that a Gnome Wayland session ignores the file ~/.profile. At least it is not working for me under a Gdm / Gnome / wayland session with Arch Linux. So the question is, what is the proper ...
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Add event to Google Calendar using GNOME Calendar

I have installed GNOME Calendar, but even though it loads my events from Google Calendar (added through Online Accounts), I can't make a new event and save to Google Calendar. It just saves to the ...
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Is there any good maildir mail notifier for GNOME3?

I'm looking for a maildir capable mail notifier, a'la biff/xbiff, but for GNOME3. I found this, but it gets its settings from Evolution, and I am not using Evolution - I'd simply like it to watch the ...
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GNOME Keyring will not remember Google account password in Evolution

I have been using Debian 8.2 with GNOME 3.16. I have evolution set up with 2 email accounts, Outlook and Gmail. I have 1 calendar set up with Gmail. Every 30 minutes, Evolution/GNOME asks me for my ...
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Set folder icon on gnome 3

I'm running Gnome 3 on ArchLinux and I've just installed a new icon theme. I've noticed that this icon theme has a lot of folder icon (way more the standard Downloads, Documents, Video ecc.. folders) ...
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gnome3, restore old behaviour for scroll bar

I am not sure when that changed, but now under gnome3.14, when i click the scrollbar background, instead of having a page up/down, the scroll handle moves to that location. this is crazy and useless. ...
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ERROR:sync_control_vsync_provider.cc(60)] glXGetSyncValuesOML should not return TRUE with a media stream counter of 0

I'm constantly seeing following message in my rsyslog: gnome-session: [24659:24659:0901/104445:ERROR:sync_control_vsync_provider.cc(60)] glXGetSyncValuesOML should not return TRUE with a media stream ...
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Gnome 3 programs apparently disappearing in Arch Linux?

I’m on Arch Linux using Gnome 3, and programs will randomly “disappear” after a length of time sometimes, but I know they are working in the background. For example, I had TeamSpeak up, left my ...
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logind.conf not working, closing lid will not suspend laptop

I am running Fedora 22 on a Dell Latitude E6230.  At some point I got a software patch that broke the laptop suspending when I close the lid.  It was working, and now it is not.  I am not sure what ...
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How do we prevent alt-tab switching from changing workspaces?

Can we prevent alt-tab from switching workspaces in Gnome 3? I'd prefer that when switch apps with alt-tab, it will switch to the last used window of that app in the current workspace (it may be ...
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How do I prompt for booting Debian in GNOME or text mode?

Sometimes I would like to boot my laptop running Debian with GNOME 3 normally, however sometimes I would like to boot into text mode without having to manually stop the gdm3 service. Currently, I have ...
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How to disable windows-to-window snapping in Gnome 3 desktop?

I really like Gnome 3, except some minor things, one of them being this: In Gnome 3, windows snaps to other windows and it is really annoying to me. Snapping windows to screen edges is nice, but this ...
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How do I prevent Gnome3/Gnome-shell from trapping certain function keys?

I have a keyboard input device that sends a special key sequence that starts with the F23 key but that's being trapped by something and I see this on-screen: I've gone through the keyboard ...
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configure gnome3 with 2 graphic cards and 3 monitors

I'm using Debian Jessie with two graphic cards and 3 Monitors. One on the onboard card and two on an internal card. I can select and configure the two monitors on the internal card but can't get to ...
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Move / disable legacy icon bar from bottom left in GNOME 3.16

Fedora 22 (GNOME 3.16) introduced this expandable legacy icon bar in the bottom-left corner of the screen: As you can see, even when closed it takes up a few valuable pixels in the corner (where ...
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How can I make vinagre remember my desktop size settings?

Vinagre, the Gnome Remote Desktop viewer, keeps defaulting to the same desktop size (which is small and annoying, and isn't even my X's desktop size). I can't find anywhere to change these values. ...
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Show Terminal Window title on Gnome 3 panel instead of App Name

I manually set Window Title of my terminals (with tmux) but Gnome Panel keeps showing "Rxvt Color Unicode Terminal". Screnshot at http://i.imgur.com/qzng8BW.png How can I make Gnome Panel show the ...
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Trying to upgrade openSUSE 13.1 GNOME 3.10 (default) to 3.12 downgrades packages

I'm trying to upgrade my GNOME desktop from 3.10 to 3.12. 3.10 is the default GNOME version in openSUSE 13.1 that I'm using. https://en.opensuse.org/GNOME_repositories says it is fine to upgrade ...
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Monitor not recognized on Lenovo OnelinkPro

I use Debian Jessie with kernel 4.04 on a Lenovo X1 3rd Gen. My Windows Manager is Gnome. It works well but my external monitor which is connected to the Onelink Pro's DVI port is not recognized at ...
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How do I fix “Oh no! Something has gone wrong.” (gdm3 fails to start)

The machine was running Debian wheezy and was recently upgraded to Jessie. Everything has worked fine for some time. However, after a reboot today the desktop won't load. /var/log/messages shows ...
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Set nautilus up action to backspace

I use arch linux. I had changed the Up action of nautilus from Alt+left arrow to Backspace. But after a full update, it reverted back to Alt+left. I checked the file '~/.config/nautilus/accels' but ...
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Passing an Environment Variable Through Alacarte?

I am trying pass an environment through alacrate in a launcher. For example, I would like to run: SWT_GTK3=0 /opt/eclipsecdt/eclipse as a launcher. But alarate grays out the okay button if I have ...
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how to disable screensaver at login screen in RHEL 7

I am using gnome v3.8.4 for login screen in RHEL 7. I have tried setting false for following dconf settings(gsettings) [org/gnome/desktop/session] idle-delay=0 [org/gnome/desktop/screensaver] ...
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GNOME: grouping windows

I have been looking for a while how to group windows in GNOME (http://lifehacker.com/351568/group-windows-on-the-taskbar-in-ubuntugnome) Although I have read about the right-clicking at the bottom ...
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gnome 3: how to remove delay on window events

Some window events in gnome 3 seem to have an associated delay. I have a fast PC so it's probably a feature of gnome 3: after clicking the X in the top-right of a window, there is a delay of about ...
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How to set default window properties with mutter window manager?

I know I can change the properties of a window with xprop but I want to change the default properties
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gnome-shell using 100% CPU

I am running Fedora 21 on my Lenovo X1 3rd gen and I noticed that the process gnome-shell uses 100% CPU almost all the time. I found that this could be due to a missing graphics driver but this does ...
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Gnome 3: how to get a terminal with transparent background?

I would like to make the background of Gnome Terminal transparent. I know this feature has been removed from Gnome but I find it very helpful. I am wondering what's the best way to achieve this. I'm ...
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Changing my web browser font

I just installed OpenSUSE 13.2 on my system with GNOME Shell. The font that I get is just plain hideous. I'm not talking about the title bar font though. I'm talking about this monstrosity that I see ...
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Map arbitrary hotkey combination to work as multimedia key

I am used to using fn+UP, fn+DOWN on my laptop keyboard to control volume. Can I map my desktop keyboard so Win+UP would emulate a multimedia keyboard's volume up button?
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Gnome 3.14: disable background painting

The question has been asked for older versions but it looks like none of the solutions work anymore: In the GNOME desktop environment, how do I prevent it from drawing a desktop? Background: I have ...
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Debian Wheezy Login Loop

Debian Wheezy, Gnome 3. Today I rebooted my computer for the first time in a large number of months. Lots of changes in configuration have occurred since the last reboot. When trying to log in ...
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how to adjust monitor brigthness and contrast using linux?

using latest gnome and a monitor with DVI connector, i can't adjust the brigthess and contrast. my monitor says it is getting a digital signal, and so those settings must be controlled by the source. ...
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How to control Dropbox in GNOME3?

The Dropbox website indicates that, to change settings, you click the icon in the system tray: I'm running GNOME3 (Fedora 21) which has no system tray. Where can I find the Dropbox icon? ...
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wmctrl dont change size windows when size are set with <super> + <left|up|right>

I'm trying to change window size programmatically but dont work if i set the windows with + (left half screen) + (right half screen) + (all screen) the command is wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -e ...
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Synergy mouse not moving past first screen in dual-screen configuration

I have two dual-screen machines that I want to use Synergy with. Below is a diagram of how it's laid out. My server is a Windows 7 machine, and the client is a Debian Wheezy machine with Gnome3. This ...
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Opensuse 13.2 hybrid graphics cards Nvidia/Intel driver installation

I have a laptop with hybrid graphics cards as you can see from lspci: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06) 01:00.0 3D ...
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show minimized window titles in GNOME top bar

I'd like the titles of all the windows that are not focused to show up in the top bar (to the right of "Activities" and current window). Is that possible?
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New window from Gnome search box

On the results from the search box in Gnome 3, you can right click on an icon and choose New Window: Otherwise, if a window already exists, it will focus on that window instead of opening a new ...
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Stop screensaver and lock session on Debian by command line

I tried several ways to stop the screensaver and the lock session but I can't fix it. I went to the settings but there isn't any "never" for the screensaver timer. The minimum is 1 minute, the ...
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Vinagre (Remote Desktop Viewer for GNOME) isn't working out of box(

I'm trying to use Remote Desktop Viewer to connect to remote server. I opened Remote Desktop Viewer, switched Protocol to RDP then entered my Host and my Username and clicked Connect. gnome-session: ...
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Gnome 3.14 system menu new button

Just installed Gnome 3.14 on Arch. What's the function of this new button on system menu?
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How to bring Firefox icon on the dash in Debian?

I have downloaded the latest version of Firefox. Everytime I want to browse the Internet, I have to go to the Firefox folder and double-click on Firefox there. When I search for the browser in Debian, ...