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This is possible because these desktop environments use the same graphics system, X11. All graphical programs only talk the X11 protocol with an X server (usually Xorg), sending commands to draw this or that, and receiving input events (mouse, keyboard, &c). Each UI toolkit like GTK or Qt comes in the form of libraries that the graphical program links ...
Part of the answer is that the leading desktop environments (Gnome, KDE, XFCE, perhaps others) work together under http://freedesktop.org to make such interoperation possible. One of the specifications published by FD.o is EWMH, which ensures a certain level of compatibility between window managers (for modern features, not just basic window management).
If you dont know where samba is mounted try to use "mount" command. You should see sth like: //184.108.40.206/s /mnt/user/sambaShare smbfs 0 0 If you want samba share to be mount in particular directory add to "fstab" //220.127.116.11/s /mnt/user/sambaShare smb username=admin,password=pass 0 0
Ok, figured it out. The default installation of Debian Wheezy does not install the POSIX compatibility layer for GVFS. Install it: apt-get install gvfs-fuse Add your user to the FUSE group: adduser <username> fuse Reboot your machine (or switch runlevels) and now GVFS will export a FUSE-fs to /home/<username>/.gvfs/<resourcename> Best ...
If you edit the file /etc/systemd/logind.conf, you will see that there are spcifications for handling several events, among which is, for instance: #HandleLidSwitch=suspend (in my case). if you remove the #, you will activate the action. You can then change it by choosing one of the available actions, ignore, poweroff, reboot, halt, suspend, hibernate, ...
I like xfce more than lxde # apt-get install xorg xfce4 xfce4-goodies thunar-archive-plugin synaptic gdebi wicd There are more gui to choose for debian. Install GUI on debian 7 wheezy
There is no such thing as "GNOME date/time". There is only one setting, the system clock, which all desktop environments show and adjust. It is also accessible using the date command. Timezone is the only adjustment that can be per-user, as programs will take it from the $TZ environment variable; although even then, I remember that GNOME's timezone settings ...
You can set the desired settings in GSettings directly. Timeout for blanking the screen (seconds; 0 = never): gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay 3600 Timeout for locking the screen after blanking (seconds; 0 = instant): gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver lock-delay 0
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