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How do I check whether I am using KDE or Gnome?

or maybe something else? I am using Redhat OS.
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How to change dead zone / palm detection in xSwipe Gnome Ubuntu 14.10

So I am using Xswipe to get multi finger gestures working properly in Unbuntu. I am new to linux but have followed many tutorials to get it set up just the way I like. The last nagging issue I have is ...
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Debian 7 doesn't notify me about security updates

On a fresh install of Debian 7, GNOME isn't telling me when I need to install updates. It's not even checking for updates automatically (apt-get update). Manually running apt-get update doesn't ...
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Text mode at startup + startx?

I'm trying to boot my Trisquel GNU/Linux distro directly from text mode, as I don't want to load the GUI if it's not necessary. I would like to work in tty1 until I type startx, which would start all ...
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In Gnome3, how do I create a keyboard shortcut for opening a file with a variable in the file name?

Typing gvim note_$(date +%F).md in terminal, opens a file in gvim that has today's date in the title. When I try to bind a keyboard shortcut to the same command, gvim throws an error message: ...
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Unable to launch “gnome-session --session=ubuntu” X session

Every time I get into my Linux VM (10.4, no choice in version, I know it is end of life), I get an error: : unable to launch "gnome-session --session=ubuntu" X session --- "gnome-session ...
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Open a file with a bash script from gnome

I wrote a bash script that processes a video file and I'd like to open videos into it without having to navigate to them in terminal. $ ~/script.sh video.mp4 is how it's run in from terminal. I've ...
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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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xbindkeys wont recognise keypress

I am using Fedora Gnome on a tablet hybrid. I've written a script which uses xrandr to rotate the screen and I'd like to bind it to one of laptop's useless side-panel buttons, currently the one which ...
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How can we “persuade” fink, port, & brew to coexist in parallel on OSX Mavericks?

We like to use brew, but it doesn't have a lot of gnome toolset formulae, and we can install a gnome-terminal very quickly with FinkCommander. We've built various parts of gnome from scratch, but ...
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Can't access to trash?

Whenever I try to enter into Trash Bin in Nautilus when a file is in it, an error message will display: Sorry, could not display all the contents of trash:///: Operation not supported. Neither sudo or ...
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Visual bug in GDM for Arch Linux

Whenever I boot into GDM, I get this weird visual tearing of the elements on the screen. I'm able to actually log in (by pressing enter and typing in my password) but the visual elements in the login ...
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Gnome music pop-up window on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Gnome music on a Ubuntu 14.04 system with Unity desktop. However, there is a peculiar issue. Every time I play a song several windows pop up (six same windows for each song). So ...
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Nautilus not working on sudo

I've got Trisquel 7 GNU/Linux distro, with GNOME 3.8.4. I'm finding impossible to create a folder in Nautilus, or drag and drop files into the Desktop, out of other options. I find this quite ...
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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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Linux mint can't focus on window after click on app on taskbar

In linux mint mate 17.2 when a window is active and i click on another app on taskbar, I should again click on app to gain focus. For example chrome is active window and i click on atom editor on ...
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Confused with the many ways to make arch-linux boot into gnome

My current mission is simple - to make arch boot into gnome. First I want to make sure I got this right: gnome is based on the x-server, so I've installed xorg. Then I've installed gonme and ...
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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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Netbeans looks ugly in Ubuntu GNOME

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome and Netbeans IDE, but the tabs are terribly bugged. What do I need to do to fix it, if there is how? I do not want to use Eclipse.
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How to install farsi language in gnome centos

I dont find Farsi or persian language in list of languages for add to keyboard layout. How to add farsi or install it?
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How to make chromium remember window size and position (linux / gnome)?

When I start the chromium browser on Arch Linux with GNOME 3, it starts fullscreen. How can I achieve that chromium remembers window size and position? And is chromium or GNOME responsible for the ...
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PlayOnLinux - gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: No such file or directory

While trying to launch a game with PlayOnLinux it crashes and I find this in the debugger: [01/28/16 09:20:18] - Running wine-1.9.2-LeagueOfLegends5 lol.launcher.admin.exe (Working directory : ...
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How to remove round corners in Dash to Dock GNOME Extension?

I installed the Dash to Dock extension for GNOME and those rounded corners are ugly for me. How do I remove them?
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How to stream my GNU/Linux audio output to Android devices over WI-FI?

I want to stream my audio output over the network (Wi-Fi) to my Android devices. I'm not looking for a music/video streaming solution, but I would stream any audio output of my GNU/Linux desktop to my ...
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Why can't I install Windows 7 in Gnome Boxes?

I run Fedora 18 Gnome. I have a legal copy of Windows 7 in .iso format. I am attempting to install it in Gnome Boxes. When I try to install it, I get a message that says "Connection to windows7.iso ...
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Black screen after boot

when boot kali linux 2 after boot i got black screen.After got black screen i done this work...but don't get any result ** login with Ctrl+Alt+f2 1-remove and reinstall gnome-session 2- apt-get update ...
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How can i change opened windows list placement to vertical in gnome?

Can't find this option in gnome-tweak-tool. Should I install any extension? I need something like this:
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Invalidate/clear cache of eye-of-gnome

I am doing some image rendering, and I replaced an entire directory with corrected images. Now I notice that EOG (eye-of-gnome / GNOME Image Viewer) is entirely not trustworthy with what it displays. ...
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Cant use “m” key after updating to Gnome 3.18

I just updated my arch linux to gnome shell 3.18, then I restarted and my "m" is gone, it does nothing when I press it. I've tried to use it and works when I search an app or I'm typing in the Alt+F2 ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 bluetooth headset connected but not working

Since I have upgraded my ubuntu gnome 15.04 to 15.10 (clean install) I have an issue with my bluetooth headset. The device is paired and connected but it is neither listed as output device in sound ...
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What command should i use in Debian Gnome to focus the Dash

I've just installed Debian Gnome and after that, I installed the "Dash to Dock" plugin. I was wondering if there is a way to add a Custom Keyboard Shortcut to focus the Dock so that I can move within ...
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Is it possible to route different applications to different audio outputs with Pulse Audio?

Is it possible to route different applications to different audio outputs with Pulse Audio? I'd like my music to be played on my Stereo, but I'd like sound alerts to be played on my notebook speakers. ...
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KDE and Kali 2.0 - restoring GNOME

How do I remove the KDE login screen and restore it back to GNOME? I ran this command: apt-get remove And it said it removed the desktop. Yet I still have the option to login to KDE plasma? How ...
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Opening new terminal window also switches to last tab

I'm using Gnome Terminal 2.31.3 and RHEL6. Like the title says, when I open a new terminal window, my current terminal switches to the last tab in its window instead of keeping the current tab active. ...
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Static geo information with geoclue

Some Gnome programs (for example gnome-weather) use Geoclue to find a location. For stationary desktops I'd like to set a static location that the computer knows itself, without having to contact a ...
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How do I launch (pdf) documents with Evince from the Activities Overview in Gnome 3?

Evince is already set as the default document viewer. Clicking on a document while in Nautilus will open Evince to view them. However, this is not the case when clicking on a document that appears ...
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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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Cannot install GNOME Desktop on Centos 7

I've very puzzled with my efforts of installing "GNOME Desktop". When I tried to look at the available group list using command "yum grouplist", I see "GNOME Desktop" is available: Available ...
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Kali Linux: gnome-control-center (System Settings) not opening

When I run 'gnome-control-center' in terminal, I get the following error (gnome-control-center:30344): Gdk-WARNING **: The program 'gnome-control-center' received an X Window System error. This ...
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How do I make the gnome 3 hot corner less sensitive?

I always seem to trigger the hot corner. How do I make this happen less?
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Who sends this packet: mDNS query for PGP keyserver?

Challenge: I already know the packet is sent by the mDNS daemon (avahi). But what software is asking avahi, to browse for PGP keyservers in the .local domain? Or how can I find this out? ...
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Do graphical control elements have a standard naming in Gnome?

So I need to know if there are standard names of widgets (graphical control elements). For example the wikipedia article for Drop-down list reads: A drop-down menu (also drop down menu or ...
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How to save window positions in GNOME?

I have to do a lot of programming and multitasking and to help I have multiple terminals, emacs and Google-chrome instances open over several workspaces on my gnome desktop. I have these all exactly ...
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why I can't set ctrl+alt+fn(1, 2, 3…) as a hotkey in keyboard shortcuts panel of gnome?

I can't set ctrl+alt+fn(1, 2, 3...) as a hotkey in keyboard shortcuts panel of gnome, I try to input ctrl+alt+fn(1, 2, 3...) but it doesn't work, why? here is the screen shot
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Password doesn't work for Synaptic Package Manager when started from Gnome panel

When I navigate to System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager it will prompt me for a password. The problem is that it always says I entered the wrong password. If I run the command "gksudo ...
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“Oh no, something has gone wrong” - Fedora 23 and tigervnc

I am having a strange problem using vncserver on Fedora 23. I did a new fresh install of Fedora 23 on my laptop, installed tigervnc-server and tigervnc, started it and got the "Oh, no!...." message ...
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How to detect cause of screen wakeup in linux mint mate

I found a command that can turn off screen and it works: sleep 1; xset dpms force off. But after a while (1 min), screen turns on again automatically. I unplugged mouse and keyboard dongle but ...
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Terminal behaving strangely after resizing (no new line)

On Arch Linux with Gnome 3.18, I have the problem of terminals behaving strangely when I resize a terminal window and enter some commands, such as ls or mpv, for example, and resize again by dragging ...
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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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How do I alternate tabs in Linux GNOME terminal?

I like to open several tabs in GNOME terminal when I work. In Firefox, you can switch between tabs using Ctrl-Tab or Ctrl-Shift-Tab. How do I get the same functionality in GNOME terminal?