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gnome-screenshot produces blank png files in mint 17

This produces a blank png file in mint 17, but works fine in ubuntu 12: gnome-screenshot Opening the resulting Screenshot file in the ~/Pictures directory shows completely blank image (all ...
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GNOME 3.4 looks wrong after switch from KDE 4.10 on Fedora 17

I run Fedora 17 on my desktop, and there are two accounts. The first one is my account, where I use KDE 4.10 all the time; the other account has been running GNOME 3.4 since it was created. The Fedora ...
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Is it a good idea to remove Firefox, when it also removes “gnome-core”?

I thought I should remove Firefox since I don't use it, but if I run apt-get purge firefox it says that it will remove gnome-core which seems like it could be needed by other apps on my VNC server. ...
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Ubuntu Software Center not loading through VNC

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty in which I am not able to open Ubuntu Software Center through VNC Client. After clicking on Application Menu >> System >> Ubuntu Software Center through ...
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Completely stop gnome keyring popups

After some updates to fedora in the last few years, I've been getting the following popups (one when I login and one when ever I start google-chrome)... "Choose password for new keyring" "An ...
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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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Ubuntu Multi-monitor window placement issues

I have had this really annoying problem with Ubuntu 14.10 causing windows to open on the wrong monitor. This can happen when opening programs but it is more noticeable when opening a window of a ...
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Display audio/video stream title and duration of file in Nautilus folder

Nautilus can be configured to show metadata about a file, such as a thumbnail of the media, the timestamp, the file size, etc., accompanying the file's icon in the folder view. Nautilus is also ...
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How to open more than one folder at a time in Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed in my Thinkpad T440 but I came along with a problem that is I just can open one folder at a time in GUI mode. I saw others answers saying to middle click 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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Is there a way to call gnome nautilus sushi to view files using command line?

I like the file quick viewer of nautilus (using to preview files, supporting many kinds of file types). How can I call this previewer from terminal directly? Or is there some alternative program ...
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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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How to change desktop environments without mixing up their programs?

I am relatively new to Linux-based OSes. Well, I tried to install gnome by replacing KDE using YaST (upon selection of gnome, YaST told me that KDE would have to be removed - to which I happily ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 “The destination is read-only” - thumbdrive - GNOME error?

I have Ubuntu 12.04. My problem is, I can't get write access to any USB device, like thumbdrive, SD card or digital camera using GNOME 3.4.1. Both FAT32 and NTFS filesystems won't work. From ...
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How to move systray icons to the top panel on Fedora 21?

I used gnome-shell-classic-systray package on Ubuntu 14.10, and it worked great - but now that I've moved to Fedora 21, I can't find a way to move systray icons/applets (such as Skype, Dropbox, etc.) ...
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VNC server immedietly closes connection

So, I am attempting to use VNC over SSH via this method. However when I type the command vncviewer localhost:[port] I get the response vncviewer: VNC server closed connection. However, I do have ...
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Gnome 3: when re-attaching secondary screen, why is it fuly dimmed?

When detaching my laptop from it's external monitor, lwandering around, and then re-attching it, even when it reboots, it recognizes fine that I previously set the external Monitor as primary, but it ...
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Is there a second browser I can install on PClinuxOS Gnome?

I can't seem to find an alternative browser to the default browser "Firefox" that will install on PClinuxOS 10.12 with Gnome desktop. Does anyone know of a browser that will install on PClinuxOS ...
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Why default useradd variables aren't taken into account, when create user in GUI mode?

I'm trying to configure users password policy on RHEL 6.6 and my /etc/default/useradd file contains: # useradd defaults file GROUP=100 HOME=/home INACTIVE=-1 EXPIRE=0 SHELL=/bin/bash SKEL=/etc/skel ...
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Evince auto snap not working for downloaded pdfs

Using Super-Left and Super-Right should snap Evince to the right or left half of my screen However, this only works for PDFs I make, for example LaTeX documents. Anything downloaded won't snap with ...
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Detect my workspace and send through serial port

Usually, I use workspace 1 for fun and workspaces 2, 3 and 4 to work (Arch Linux + Gnome). I want to create a gadget using arduino that lights up a red light when I'm not on workspace 1. There is any ...
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Debian does not redraw on second monitor under AMD 6850

I am running two monitors on an AMD 6850 chipset, under Debian Wheezy. I have installed the proprietary drivers and both monitors seem to be functioning perfectly fine (I can change the configurations ...
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Accidental window drag in Gnome

I am getting frustrated by the following Gnome behavior. Say I have the browser window opened full screen and a terminal above it (not full screen). If I click on the title bar of the browser so that ...
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No programs in Debian

I have Debian wheezy and after that I made some hinges in "main menu" I cannot find it open any programs also I have no shortcuts. I can't even open system settings
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Ubuntu 10.04 task-bar content not right aligned in virtual box

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 in VirtualBox. I installed the guest additions. My display resolution is set to 1920x1080 For some reason, my task-bar content doesn't right align. Have a look at the ...
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Fedora 20 Gnome upgrade - cannot login anymore

I started to use Fedora with with Gnome 2x. I started to upgrade to gnome 3x when I had some electric energy problem in my build and my machine turned off. Now I cannot log in any more - message ...
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Sometimes ALT modifer is stuck in Rdesktop

I'm using rdesktop 1.8.3 (though this has been happening with older versions as well), under linux (Gentoo) and Gnome 3.12 (though this has been happening with older versions including Gnome 2). When ...
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How to add a pre-made profile to gnome terminal

So I just re-installed Ubuntu, but before I did, I grabbed my old gnome-terminal profile. Now I want to put that profile wherever it is that gnome keeps the profiles, so I can select it through the ...
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Change Ubuntu 11 scrollbars back to the old style

I've installed Ubuntu 11.04 and the new scrollbars in Nautilus, GEdit, etc. are driving me insane! How do I go back to the old (Ubuntu 10.10 and earlier) scrollbars? In the Natty Nautilus you can't ...
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How do I print all passwords in Gnome Keyring (seahorse)

I can access all passwords in my Gnome keyring just fine. Everything works ok. But in case things go awry, I'd like to backup all passwords on a piece of paper and store it elsewhere. However, I can't ...
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Is Epiphany the only browser for Gnome supporting password storage in keyring?

Is Epiphany the only browser for Gnome supporting password storage in keyring? Firefox and Chromium both seem to store login credentials in own storage thus limiting interoperability.
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Authentication Failure Upon Successful Login

I was reveiwing the logs when I was successful in logging into a workstation - however in the in the var/log/secure log it is logged as > gnome-screensaver-dialog:pam_unix(gnome-screensaver:auth): ...
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How to configure gnome-terminal to use xterm-256color by default?

When I start gnome-terminal and do echo $TERM, I got xterm as output. I want it to be xterm-256color I've considered the solution to add 'export TERM=xterm256color' in my .bashrc. But I don't like ...
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ssh-keygen change passphrase, askpass prompt still asks old one. seahorse related?

I changed my ssh passphrase with ssh-keygen -p and it is correctly updated in the id_rsa file. I then removed all keys from ssh-agent. Seahorse (or gnome?) reloads all keys immediately into the ...
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Icedove send without subject

Is there a way to configure Icedove (and presumably Thunderbird as well) so that it doesn't prompt you for the subject if you haven't included one? I basically use Gnome file manager send to to mail ...
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Hiding files of a certain extension (.pyc) from Nautilus

I would like to hide every .pyc file from Nautilus. I use Ubuntu 10.04. What could I do?
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How to preserve path in a new tab in the gnome terminal?

At work I am using Ubuntu GNU/Linux 14.04. When I open a new tab in the gnome terminal, the working directory of the new shell is the same as in the terminal where I have pressed CTRL-SHIFT-T. At ...
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Using epiphany custom css, how do change actualy change backround and forground colors

I try to use epiphany custom css feature to change color of all website. So I wrote : * { background-color:black; color:red; } * { border:red dotted 2px; } While it works at some ...
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Use different keyboard language than display language

I use Debian 7.7 Gnome fallback. Has anyone managed to have one display language and a different input language in gnome-terminal or Vinagre? I want to have language-specific symbols inaccessible ...
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How can I add panels to secondary monitor in Gnome 2.30.2 / Debian 6

I connected to my PC second monitor, how can I add Gnome panels to it. Method, described here ( Add panel to secondary monitor on Ubuntu 10.04 ) not works!
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How can I get gvim to use the system (GNOME) theme?

I use the dark theme on GNOME (Gnome Tweak Tool -> Appearance -> Global Dark Theme -> On), which looks great with Terminal, Files, and almost everything else. But Gvim still has a white window border, ...
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centos 7: control idle (screen blanking) time?

OS: CENTOS 7 / Gnome 3 GUI How do I the time that must elapse until the OS thinks that the computer is idle and blanks out the screen? I am aware of the new Settings | Privacy | Screen Lock feature, ...
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How to open tty or execute some script when the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] doesn't work and X11 is partially frozen but system is still working?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Gnome on Acer Aspire One netbook. The X11 or just some parts of Gnome like panels and partially windows (details described below) are frozen which doesn't allow to do ...
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Unable to Scroll In Arch Virtual Machine Running Gnome Shell

In my Arch VM (on VirtualBox), I cannot scroll in any program. System: Windows 10 with VirtualBox v4.3.20, r96997 Razor Deathadder Chroma mouse The VM is Arch Linux 64-bit, running gnome-shell ...
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After botting Opensuse goes console not GUI?

I am new to opensuse. I have installed opensuse 13.2 gnome I tried to install the nvidia drivers. After installing the drivers, when I restart the system it goes to console instead of GUI. So I ...
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How to use i3 window manager in fedora with gnome

I installed i3 and have its config file ~/.i3/config ready. When I execute i3 command, it says, ERROR: Another window manager seems to be running (X error 10). I found this article. I don't know ...
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KDE vs. LXDE | org.<desktop>.* profiles

With KDE I was able to find a way to disable screensaver by the following text: KDE if [ -n "$ret" ] && [ "$ret" -gt 11 ]; then idle_time=`qdbus org.kde.screensaver /ScreenSaver ...
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Gnome get list of tray notifications

Is there a way to get notifications from tray? My ideas is print with bash notifications to conky. I use Archlinux and gnome.
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Making gnome see xkb changes

This is on Oracle Linux 6.3, but I bet it applies to any Gnome based distros. I have edited /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ru, to add a layout section: partial alphanumeric_keys xkb_symbols "stdwin" { ...