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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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What does this ink level indicator mean

I am using a Canon MX922 printer through CUPS on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18. When I open the Printers dialog under Settings, I see an ink level indicator. There is 3 sections of the bar: ...
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How can I select a server in system-config-printer?

The server dialog in the Linux administration tool system-config-printer looks like this: However, the CUPS server may not be on localhost but on a remote machine. How can one tell ...
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How to change from gnome deskop to lxde desktop in fedora 23 in virtualbox

I have just installed lxde desktop in fedora. I have installed default gnome desktop. Now i can not change gnome to lxde. In Ubuntu in time user account logging there was option that we can choose our ...
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How do you disable touchscreen gestures on Fedora/GNOME?

I'm creating a touchscreen project on Fedora 23 (using GNOME 3.18.2) that requires a fullscreen Firefox (or Chrome) window that the user cannot close using the touchscreen. However, we realized that ...
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Windows VM in Gnome-Boxes won't grab mouse or respect mouse movement

I have installed a copy of Windows 7 as a guest in a Gnome Boxes VM. During install, it behaved normally, as do various Linux distros I have also set up as guests. Based on rules I can't fathom, all ...
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HighDPI screens on Gnome & Linux: Force scaling on a per application basis?

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome on a Dell XPS 13 9343 (Early 2015) with a 3200 x 1800 pixel (QHD+) display. I switched from the vanilla Ubuntu unity back in 15.04, as gnome seemed to do a much better job of ...
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Under Gnome Shell, can I allow a specific application to steal focus?

By default, when applications require attention under Gnome Shell, a notification pops up. I want to allow one specific application (my IDE) to actually steal the focus (raise to the top) in order to ...
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HDMI auto switching feature

Is there any option to auto switch to the monitor after connecting to it via HDMI cable in Gnome desktop environment. I know that it's available in Windows and the audio switches to the monitor's ...
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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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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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Nvidia video settings on Ubuntu get reset back to 1024x768 when logging back in

In making changes to video settings in Ubuntu I tried the following in Gnome: gksudo nvidia-settings Resolution is set to 1920x1080 and applied, voila screen looks fine. /etc/X11/xorg.conf is ...
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Arch Linux with GNOME randomly shows TTY

Ever since I upgraded GNOME (I don't know what version) with sudo pacman -Syu, I have been experiencing a strange bug. When I log in with my normal user, 5 minutes later (about) the screen switches to ...
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run xrandr commands at startup in Debian Jessie with Gnome 3.14.4

I try to run this script after boot so I can use the monitor right away. It works if I run it manually after Gnome started. But putting the commands in ~/.xinitrc as stated on many pages it does not ...
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How can I get my media keys working in i3 + gnome?

I'm using the i3 window manager along with GNOME. Everything seems to work except for my media keys--volume up, volume down, brightness up, brightness down, etc. How can I get them to work in the ...
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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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My icons, mouse pointer etc are small on in Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04. How can I fix this?

My mouse pointer and toolbar icons (quit, minimize, maximize) are really small in Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04: ..even after I set the scaling factor as: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface ...
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Using nice with dbus-launch?

Is it nice dbus-launch pluma, dbus-launch nice pluma, or nice dbus-launch nice pluma... I'm not sure what the lifespan of these processes are so I'm not sure what the correct invocation would be in ...
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Keymaps working on tty but now on Gnome - Arch Linux

When I was at Zsh installig Arch Linux, I listed the keymaps ls /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/**/*.map.gz and selected the one for my keyboard loadkeys br-abnt2.map.gz and worked fine there. After the ...
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Gnome - touchpad gesturers

I am using gnome 3.17.90 on XPS 13 2015 , arch linux. I tried use xf86-input-libinput. The touchpad works well as a mouse and for scrolling up and down. I dont understand how can I make the ...
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Cannot login in graphical mode - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

This is an old issue that I've tried to solve and apparently it's still valid, none of the updates so far have resolved it. It seems to be related to Gnome (gdm?) and Nvidia drivers, because for ex. ...
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Save multiple gnome-terminal layout?

I have multiple gnome-terminal windows open. Is there a way to save the settings (window position, no. of tabs, title etc). across OS reboots ?
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How to change terminal colors when connecting to SSH hosts

So you want to change terminal colors and resetting them back on exit? It's possible! Thanks to .ssh/config, alias and setterm.
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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 ...
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Why can't I sign into the Google Services using the Epiphany browser?

When I go to accounts.google.com in Gnome's Epiphany, I get an error message that reads: Oops! Something went wrong while displaying this page. Please reload or visit a different page to ...
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Running Ubuntu with multiple monitors having a panel each

I have just installed Ubuntu and I'm trying to set up a correct configuration for having multiple monitors. I want the two monitors to have their own workspaces, yet the ability to drag a window from ...
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How to stop windows from changing size (maximising) when dragging to screen edge in the GNOME Shell?

With Debian Jessie using the GNOME Shell Desktop, when I drag a window to the edge of the screen, it will attempt to maximise the window. This is similar to Windows' Aero Snap feature, which has a ...
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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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Native X11 display not =:0.0

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 with Gnome Shell 3.16. Recently I noticed that my X11 is not running on :0.0 but on :1. I thought the native display -the monitor of my laptop- should always be :0.0. Has ...
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shorten the animation of the button of adwaita theme of GTK3

When clicking on the button, the adwaita theme makes a short animation to show that the button is pressed down. Is it possible to remove this animation? It makes it harder to confirm the button is ...
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gnome dual monitor different workspace

Is it possible to have different workspace on both of my screens in GNOME ? I don't want to mix the alt + tab application switching with applications in other screen, and there are already solutions ...
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GNOME TopBar “Applications” & “Places” switched places(

I'm using GNOME 3.14.3/3.14.4 on following system: $ cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core) $ uname -a Linux X 3.10.0-327.10.1.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Feb 16 17:03:50 UTC 2016 ...
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Changing refresh rate in gnome to anything but zero

I have an older Red Hat Enterprise box (2012) here running Gnome 2.28.2 with Metacity 2.28.0. I connected a Samsung 1920 x 1080 screen with a VGA cable but when it's connected, the refresh rate is 0Hz ...
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What is Gnome Keyring / Seahorse and why it's storing my passwords in plaintext?

I'm using Fedora 22 with the Gnome environment (but I have i3 window manager too) and I get a great surprise when I have found the existence of a tool called Gnome Keyring, formerly know as Seahorse. ...
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What is a a good project and to-do manager for GTK Linux?

Can someone tell me the name of a good task managing program? I tried Tasque, "tasks", "planner", all of these are not sufficient. I need to at least be able to have recurring tasks, which none of ...
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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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How to disable the “is not responding” message on Fedora

How can I disable the message : "your application" is not responding on Linux, Fedora ? When the message pop up I'm still able to play the game in the background
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Nvidia GeForce Go 7300 + debian, kernel 4.3.0 (jessie-backports) + GDM3

Xorg seems to start ok, since I can play with the mouse pointer... But GDM3 doesn't show the login prompt like it should. I can't login! With kernel 3.16 from jessie Xorg wouldn't start unless I ...
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Unable to click top bar in gnome

I'm on a fresh linux arch install with gnome. I was able to install chromium and am currently writing this post with it. Unfortunately I'm unable to click the top bar of gnome (where I would be able ...
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Laptops with gnome black screened when using external monitors

Symptoms: plug in external monitor and boot laptop into linux with Gnome, causes black screen on laptop making it difficult to enter password for the start screen as you can't see whats going on and ...
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Disable “Window is Ready” Notification in Gnome Shell?

It's just annoying. I know what happens on my system and if I want to check a software, I can do it on my own. Though I don't know how to disable that. Turning off every notification panel doesn't ...
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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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Gnome/Mate programs keep copies of seen pictures - when are those deleted?

Mate's file manager Caja stores copies of almost every picture file shown to the user (preview thumbnails) in the user's home directory. So does Gnome's image viewer "Eye of Gnome" (eog) for every ...
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How to change the X-Windows default border width for all window frames in Ubuntu using Gnome 2.28

Way back from Windows 3.x days to the latest 64bit Windows 7 (classic/standard theme).. there is a way to make the window edge border wider then 1 pixel... I often use 3 to 5 pixel to make it easy to ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 login prompt missing after installing Minimal Gnome Core Desktop

My ubuntu 15.10 was working fine Then i installed "Minimal Gnome Core Desktop" sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-core gnome-system-tools gnome-app-install After rebooting now i get to a screenshot ...
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Disable Cursor Capturing in Gnome

In the Gnome Desktop Environment, there are processes that capture the mouse cursor when one types. Some applications don't do this. For example, Firefox, when typing, does not capture the mouse ...
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Edit/Remove Places + Submenus from Top Panel Gnome

How do I remove "Connect to server" from "Places" Menu in gnome top Panel for all users or remove "Places" Menu itself for all users ? Remove/Hide Connect to server " I want to restrict users from ...
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Gnome 3.18: Alt-Tab to switch applications within workspace and Super-Tab to switch between all applications

In gnome the default configuration for Alt-Tab and Super-Tab is to switch between applications living in all the workspaces. This can be changed to switch between applications only in the current ...
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Opensuse Stop Gnome Zoom from Following typing

I'm currently running Opensuse 42.1 Leap. I have a visual disability so I use the Zoom functionality built into Gnome's Universal Access tools. I love the zoom function, except for one problem. As I ...
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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, ...