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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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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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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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How to get back to type-ahead search in Nautilus?

Is there a way to use type-ahead search rather than "filtering" in newer Nautilus versions (I use 3.14 on Fedora 21)? E.g., when I type in "worl" in a directory with files named Hello and World, ...
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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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Custom keymap not available in Gnome Input sources

I've created a custom keymap based on Bepo (a french dvorak-like), which is working correctly when I set it using setxkbmap fr bepo_prog However, this keyboard mapping is not visible in Gnome input ...
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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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Gnome and Cinnamon loads in fallback mode only

So I have been using linux mint for a while now. A few months ago my Gnome shell crashed and I was unable to use the full 3d features and loaded into fallback mode only. From that day (around 2 months ...
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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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CentOS: Changing desktop environment from Gnome to KDE

I have installed my CentOS machine with the GNOME desktop environment. I would like to change it to KDE. I am already in the process of downloading and installing KDE packages, will that conflict with ...
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Start vino-server (VNC) before login on Linux CentOS

I'm using the default vino-server package to access my CentOS 6 workstation via VNC. It works ok, but only AFTER I locally login on the workstation. I need to have vino-server start BEFORE the login, ...
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Cannot change the desktop wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04

I tried installing GNOME packages to Ubuntu 14.04(unity). I used these codes. sudo apt-get install gdm sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop ...
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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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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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Gnome Terminal tab completion placing text in odd areas

Using tab completion in gnome-terminal appears to be placing text in odd areas, such as to the left (on top of my prompt) or above, sometimes. Here is an example of what happens when it places it over ...
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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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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" { ...
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Gnome 3 application Icons disappeared

I edited my main menu settings (unchecked items inside a sub menu) when it happened that the window freezed and all entries on the left side disappeared (Office, System, Settings, Games, ...). I ...
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What are those white circles on the desktop in Gnome 3?

I have Fedora 20 with GNOME 3.10.2. On the desktop background (i.e. where the wallpaper is), there are five small white circles centered at the very bottom of the screen. The first is filled, the ...
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Has gnome-keyring-daemon replaced ssh-agent in non-headless situations?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. In the past, I would add keys to ssh-agent to bypass having to enter my passphrase with ssh. Recently after a power outage, my PC rebooted and it seems that the ...
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Gnome Classic, Places Menu Items, and Default Action?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, x64, fully patched. I'm also running Gnome Classic (package gnome-session-fallback). To refresh memories (for those who use the Tablet Manager on their Desktops), the ...