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When I start Ubuntu it enters tty[1-6] instead of my desktop (How do I get to desktop?)

When I start Ubuntu it enters tty[1-6] instead of my desktop. Normally I could get back to the desktop by pressing CTRL + ALT + F7 but that doesn't work. I tried sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop ...
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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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Can't open folders in Fedora KDE Plasma 5

I installed Fedora a few months ago, I've been using Gnome with it and wanted to use KDE Plasma 5, I tried it live first by downloading the custom Fedora ISO which contains KDE instead of Gnome. I ...
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Where can I find Network Manager VPN connections files in a Debian 8 Jessie installation?

I had some vpn connections configured through network manager on a Debian 8 Jessie installation and I want to copy them to another fresh install of the same OS.y On the old install I used the default ...
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Two monitors in VirtualBox Ubuntu guest fails

The host is Windows 8. The guest is Ubuntu Gnome 15.04. My problem is that when I start the machine with two monitors, the right one is black, and the left one shows image but is unresponsive. I can ...
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CentOS 7 - resolution on login screen

Ive set the screen resolution on my CentOS 7 VM. But although the resolution is correct once I've logged in, the login screen resolution is far too high. I cannot find a way to change it. Does anyone ...
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gnome 3.14, set default audio out as SPDIF

using gnome 3.14 under debian stable. every boot, i get sound on both aux output and SPDIF. and the volume widget/shorcuts will only change the volume on aux. when i open the audio settings, then it ...
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How do I prevent GNOME/openSUSE from changing which screen a program is on?

I'm using GNOME 2.28.2 and openSUSE 11 with two monitors. I keep my file browser on my left screen and my pdf reader on the right screen. When I open a new pdf from the file browser on my left screen, ...
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Is there a way to emulate vt52 or any other terminal type in linux just like xterm?

I am just asking (for curiosity) whether there exist other terminal emulators in linux/ubuntu that understand escape sequence's for other terminal types (just like gnome-terminal does for xterm), vt52 ...
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Default “connect automatically” to disabled for new wireless networks

I'm using Gnome NetworkManager and I don't want my wireless attempting to connect automatically to any network. For an individual network to which you have already attempted to connect, this is easy ...
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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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Executing the default application assigned to a file type, from terminal, given only file name

Using gnome terminal (Ubuntu 10.10), is there a way to execute the default application associated to a file type, only by typing its name, as it is possible with Windows ? For example, say I create a ...
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Configure a trackball under Linux without editing Xorg.conf

Summary: In this post, I explain how I configure my trackball through xorg.conf file and ask what I should do instead, knowing that xorg.conf is deprecated. Long Introduction: I've been using a ...
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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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How to view the notification area in GNOME?

I've just updated my machine from Debian Wheezy to Debian Testing. The GNOME version is 3.8.4 but I have an annoying problem. The bottom notification area is gone and I don't know how to make it ...
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Missing part of the RAM after I installed new Fedora?

I have installed new version of Fedora (22) after I had some problems with hard disk. However, I can only see 3GB of RAM now. But actually I have 8GB. What can be a problem and how I can resolve it. ...
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Hotkey to Move Window to Other Monitor

I'm running Linux Mint with Cinnamon using two monitors. Is there a hotkey combo that moves the window from the current monitor to the other? I can hold Windows Key + left/right/up arrow to move/ ...
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Make Gnome screen lock after 1 hour, not 15 minutes?

I am using Fedora 20 with Gnome. The screen Power Savings blanks the screen after 15 minutes and then the screen gets automatically locked. I'd like to have the screen blanked and locked after an ...
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sending one key stroke to two windows (Ubuntu)

I'm running Ubuntu Linux. I have two open Terminal windows running side by side. I'm looking to be able to hit the enter key once, and have that key stroke sent to both windows. (What I'm doing is ...
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Application icon in Gnome 2 panel

I am using a closed source application on CentOS 6.6. The application comes with a wrapper bash script, that sets some environment variables and then executes the actual binary. I have created a Gnome ...
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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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GNOME window positioning mess

I want all newly created window to show up on display 1 or 2, without overlaping to another display, on GNOME 3.16.2. Currently I am using a 3 display setup, with two standard monitors and one ...
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Reduce brightness on laptop with Fedora 20 and Gnome Shell

So, I just gave up trying to get my screen brightness keys working properly and now I'm searching for a way to decrease the brightness of my screen artificially. Maybe there's a gnome shell extension ...
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Display management in Gnome not working.

I've just installed Fedora 22 (64bit). I have to monitors, one recognized as #1 (on my right) and one as #2 (on my left). Assigning the monitors to right hand side worked fine. I do though often ...
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Script to open multiple gnome-terminal tabs, each running their own command?

I am currently developing a plugin for Minecraft. My setup consists of five terminal tabs, which I have to recreate every time I log in. I need to cd to the particular directory, then run the ...
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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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What's a good substitute for gnome terminal? [closed]

Lately, I've been opening up several terminals at a time. Having to alt-tab between terminals is confusing. I need something that combines several terminals in just one window. What are good ...
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Monodevelop cannot connect to debugger

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 (with Gnome 3.10.1) and MonoDevelop 3.0.3.2. Before switching to GDM and Gnome 3 MonoDevelop worked just fine, but after switching I get this popup: "Could not connect to ...
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How to make HTML snippets available when working with PHP?

This question is not only about HTML and PHP, there are some files which are written in more than one language. Let's take example of HTML; here you can do CSS and JavaScript stuffs in it. In ...
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Windows theme selector in Tweak Tool disappeared after Fedora 22 upgrade

Running Gnome 3 under Fedora 21 and prior, the gnome-tweak-tool Appearance panel showed theme selectors for the following: Global Dark Theme Window GTK+ Icons Cursor Shell Enable Animations ...
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Debian - How to get this job in cron.d to run at startup

Using Debian Jessie, I'm having trouble running a one line file I placed in /etc/cron.d The file contains the following line: @reboot myuser /usr/bin/keepass2 /home/myuser/mydb.kdbx -pw:password It ...
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How can I disable slow scrolling in gnome apps?

This happens GTK apps such as gedit and evince. Occasionally if I hold a scrollbar down too long without scrolling really fast it goes into a slow mode and becomes useless. How can I disable the ...
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custom GUI app in GNOME, desktop file & app menu

I made a custom QML app and a .desktop file for it: [Desktop Entry] Comment= Terminal=false Name=ProjectPad Exec=/home/emmanuel/home/projectpad/.cabal-sandbox/bin/projectpad Type=Application ...
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Cairo-Dock: is it possible to ungroup windows?

Very simple question: how to I ungroup similar windows in Cairo-Dock? I wanted to have my Pidgin contacts list separate from my chat window, so I can open each of them through one interaction only - ...
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NFS: Network disconnect causes Gnome Nautilus to hang / Jumping progress bars

I mount NFSv4 export via /etc/fstab and mount and use the shared folder in nautilus. There are two issues: When I copy a large file (around 4 GB) to the NFS server, the progress bar rapidly goes to ...
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gnome3 annoyances: how to fix un-resizeable windows?

gnome3, while again trying to copy apple shortcomings as if it is the holy grail, made windows opened as modal from other windows un-resizable for no reason at all. and un-movable, because why would ...
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How to automatically execute a shell script when logging into Ubuntu

How do I get a script to execute automatically when I log in? Not when the machine starts up, and not for all users, but only when I (or any specific user with the script) login via the GNOME UI. ...
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Gedit and evince windows do not tile properly in KDE

This happens: When I use a window tiling shortcut in KDE: I'm guessing as the problem happens with gedit and evince it's a bug related to using gnome apps in KDE. Are there any workarounds or ...
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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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How to copy/paste tab characters via the Clipboard into terminal session on gnome / ubuntu

How do i copy text that includes tab characters from a text editor, let's say gedit into a terminal session on ubuntu/gnome? I am on ubuntu 12.0.4 using gnome classic. UPDATE This same issue ...
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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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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 3.16: Disable color manager

First, I have Manjaro with Gnome 3.16. By default, my screen looks unreadable, so I put in ~/.profile xcalib -gammacor 1.3 -alter in order to fix it every time I log in. It seems to work, but that ...
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Divvy alternatives for linux [closed]

Does anyone know of a Linux (Gnome, RHEL5) alternative to the app called "Divvy" for Mac OSX? Specifically, I'm looking for something well-polished and easy to use that can tile, split, move, and ...
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Change Key Bindings Individually for Each Layout on Linux

I am on Debian Jessie with GNOME. I prefer to program with the () bound to what is regularly [ and ] because I do a lot of lisp. I was able to do this with xmodmap, but it ruins my other (Portuguese) ...
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How can I launch the GNOME image viewer from the terminal?

It's the default image viewer for Ubuntu, and apparently it's called Eye of Gnome. I would like to be able to launch it from the command line, passing it a file name to open.
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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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Disable KDE sounds in GNOME Ubuntu

I use kate (a KDE text editor) under GNOME in Ubuntu. Since Natty upgrade, it plays miscellaneous sounds on error and other notifications. I disabled sound notifications in GNOME, but kate sounds are ...
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How to save the empty bottom line in full-screen Gnome terminal?

When my Gnome Terminal running on Ubuntu 14.04 moves into fullscreen mode, I can see the bottom line wasted. Everything is ok when in non-fullscreen. Tmux's status bar lies at the bottom of the ...