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Installing Gnome 3.12 from stable repository for OpenSUSE 13.1

I installed (upgrading) Gnome 3.12 from a stable repository for OpenSUSE 13.1, I follow this: sudo zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/GNOME:/STABLE:/3.12/openSUSE_13.1/ GNOME sudo ...
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How to disable control-alt-arrow Gnome window manager control for RedHat Linux

How do I disable the Gnome window manger keyboard control for control-alt-arrow (left, right, up, and down arrows) to scroll between workspaces? This is a key binding I use in Emacs and the window ...
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How to keep the terminal open after executing a C program?

I'm trying to run a C program from within a python code. cmd = 'gnome-terminal --command=./myprog' subprocess.Popen(command, stdout=subprocess.PIPE, shell=True) The code executes and the terminal ...
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How to move specific icons from message tray to top panel in Gnome 3.14?

I'm using Fedora 21 with GNOME shell 3.14. I found an extension called TopIcons which works well but it moves all icons, whereas I need only specific ones. I found an instruction but it seems to be ...
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Firefox opens PDFs in gedit

When I click on a PDF link, my Firefox 31 (and older versions as well) always tries to open it with gedit, even though in Nautilus and xdg-open it gets correctly opened in Evince. In ...
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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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Disabling mouse hiding in Gnome Terminal while typing

Does anyone know how to turn off the hateful behavior that is now default in Gnome Terminal - when a key is pressed the mouse pointer hides until it is moved again. I'm honestly ready to swith Linux ...
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Is it possible to configure a blank line at the bottom of a gnome terminal?

When the terminal text reaches the bottom of the window, it's hard to see underscores and font descenders since they're so close to the window border. Can I configure a blank line (or 2)?
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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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How to set up an OpenVPN Access Server inside of NetworkManager for GNOME?

I have an OpenVPN server running on a VPS I rent out from Atlanta. It is running CentOS 7 and is using the latest version of the OpenVPN Access Server software. I want to set up my VPN inside of the ...
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No audio from the standard Jack ports

I've recently had network issues with desktop PC so I had to open it up to do some troubleshooting (then I found out that the WiFi card was dead). Since I put everything back together, I haven't been ...
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which application is trying to access a private ssh key?

since a few days my Gnome based system (Fedora 21) pops up a request for the pass phrase for a certain private ssh key: An application wants access to the private key <name-of-the-key>, but it ...
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How can I change my gnome-terminal title?

Previously I changed my gnome-terminal title to display which server I was logged into. I don't remember how I did this and I can't change it now. I ran through my .bashrc and found nothing that ...
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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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How to disable (and re-enable) notifications on GNOME Shell version 3.8.4 from the command line?

I am running Centos 7 with GNOME-Shell 3.8.4. I can happily disable all notifications from the top-right menu, as pictured: I need to do that from the command line, though, because I need to ...
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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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FreeBSD with gnome?

Currenty I am using Ubuntu on my Desktop, but want to give FreeBSD a try. I know that there is a PCBSD but it uses KDE, which I am not a big fan of. So Wondering how to set up FreeBSD with Gnome, ...
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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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GNOME Boxes: How can I route through the host's VPN connection from a Windows guest?

I have a Windows 8.1 virtual machine (a www.modern.ie one) running in GNOME Boxes. My host connects to my work network via OpenVPN, and I'd like to access some of the resources from the Windows VM. ...
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Logging lock-screen events

Problem See the exact date & time a user locks and unlocks his work station - running Fedora 18. Question Is there any way to log an event of a user entering and exiting "lock-screen" on fedora ...
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Is it possible to run GNOME 3 on Windows XP/Vista/7?

I want to install GNOME Shell and its core apps and features (including Natilus, Evolution, Empathy, Multiple workspace, and more) on a Windows 7 platform. Is it possible to do that with or without ...
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Guake transparency not working

I would like to recover transparency on Guake on my workstation (CentOs 6.4, linux 2.6.32-358.23.2.el6.x86_64) I use it for a long time on Suse or Ubuntu, I already know how to adjust transparency. ...
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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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gtk 3.14 file chooser: folders first

I just upgraded from fedora20 to fedora21 and now the gtk file picker sorts files and folders together. I much prefer the usual and previous behaviour of displaying folders first (and I enabled that ...
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How do I edit previous lines in a multiple line command in Bash?

When entering a command which spans multiple lines in Bash, how do I edit previous lines? I'm a Linux Mint (Lisa) user using GNOME Terminal. For example, let's say I type: $ echo "foo bar > baz ...
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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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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 ...