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Minimalist install of Ubuntu (no applications)

Is it possible to install Ubuntu (my preferred flavour is Lubuntu) without installing all the default applications? I would only need the window manager and the settings-related programs needed to ...
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How to customize distribution with predefined user and automatic installation/configuration

I am working on Ubuntu customization for production level. The setup environment is explained below: I have some Ubuntu machines (12 to be more precise) that runs a software made by myself for this ...
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How to change GNOME top panel colour and transparency levels?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I want to know if I can change the top panel's colour and transparency levels?
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Coloring all output from terminal

Is there a way to make all the output of my terminal colored in a personalized way? e.g: If I issue the command: sudo apt-get update - I will get a column of text and what I want is a way to colorize ...
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How to stop OSSEC HIDS sending me level 2 alerts?

I have OSSEC HIDS (2.8.3) installed (I have it set up as a local installation) and setup so that it sends me email alerts for the various alert levels. The only problem is with level 2 alerts which ...
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How to run a custom set of programs in a specific workspace?

I use several workspaces in order to have different context for different works. Therefore, I run the same set of applications in the same workspace repeatedly. And also I run the same application in ...
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How do I Customize the 'Top Panel'?

I would like add some Files\Programs to Top Panel as shown below When I Click on that Icon (Hand), it should show my customized add-on Files\Programs Ex: Calculator,Dictionary, Units etc., just ...
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How to 'opt-out' an application from GNOME Global Dark Theme?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I have activated the Global Dark Theme in the gnome-tweak-tool, but there is one problem, I like the Dark Theme in all applications except ...
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set new icon for rxvt-unicode

I am trying to use a numix icon for rxvt-unicode. I haven't found much recent discussion on this topic but the thread I was following was: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=166210 my ...
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Completely automated custom server installation with no internet - What are my options?

I need to perform various things on my custom ISO server installation during the first boot. It needs to be completely hands and internet free. What are my options here? I see the pre and post ...
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How to Switch Top and Bottom Panel Bars in Ubuntu MATE

I am currently running Ubuntu MATE, and I am wondering if there is a way to simply switch the top and bottom panel bars. I want the bar with the 'Applications' menu and the task bar on the bottom, and ...
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Ubuntu Server - Available options for various post installation customization?

I've created an Ubuntu Server ISO with a set of custom packages I want installed during the installation process. I alos have a preseed and kickstart file working. This took me a while but I have it ...
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How can I change the text Ubiquity?

I am developing my own Ubuntu-based distribution and I am stuck with the customization of Ubiquity. I would like to change the text that prompts the user at welcome screen and at the user information ...
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Lubuntu/LXDE - Disable background dim when logout clicked

How can I disable the background dimming when I click logout? Is there a setting which I can modify in LXDE to achieve this? ^ Example
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Can either Gnome 3 or Unity be customized to simulate a Gnome 2 style interface?

I am looking for a somewhat comprehensive guide for customizing either Gnome 3 or Unity to look as much as possible like Gnome 2. I have seen this question come up, but the most common answer is that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wired connection not working

I'm brand new to Linux so I thought I'd give it a shot for my gaming pc I just built, however it says the wired connection is not connected. When it is I really can't give out the terminal info ...
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Launcher customization in unity?

Is there a way to remove the bubble type deal that covers the icons on the unity launcher? I've been looking to find a way to do this to make the theme on my launcher look better. I haven't found ...
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How to change the icon of an application on the LxPanel in Lubuntu?

After installing Lubuntu 12.10, I decided to install IDLE 3 (from the official Ubuntu repository), but something unexpected happened: its icon gets bigger than the LxPanel and all the another ...
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Changing login screen wallpaper

I have been trying to change my login screen wallpaper to one of my own using ubuntu-tweak. The wallpapers are located in Ubuntu's default wallpaper folder and I have given all users read privileges ...
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Piratunbu theme 2.0 for 12.04?

I would really love to have this theme but can't seem to find where to get it from. Does anyone have it or know how to get it for 12.04?
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Xubuntu transparent buttons in the panel

I would like to remove the color behind the buttons inside the XFCE Pannel : I tried to modify the file /usr/share/themes/Greybird/gtk-2.0/apps/xfce-panel.rc, and I came with a strange white ...
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Boot Live CD into 'Try Ubuntu' by default

I am creating a custom live CD based on Ubuntu 15.10. When the user sees the first boot screen (and doesn't press a key), it will automatically boot into a GUI menu where the user can choose 'Try ...
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Changing colors in GNOME Classic

So I wanted to change something and I installed GNOME. I started using GNOME Classic ,and I really like it, the only think I'd like to chcange is the colour of the bars at the bottom and the top. ...
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URxvt Terminal Customization

I've just seen a screenshot of an user who uses i3wm and urxvt as default terminal: I liked very much it. Watching the informations about his machine on the terminal, we can see the terminal he's ...
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How do I customize my desktop to look like this screenshot?

So I've come back to linux because I've fallen back in love with the command line (albeit I'm not so great with it) and the customability of linux based OS's. My question really comes from not knowing ...
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(rEFInd) Different icon for Ubuntu Recovery

I just installed rEFInd for dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. However, there are three entries on boot. Windows 10 Ubuntu Ubuntu Recovery Is there a way to change the icon for Ubuntu ...
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How to change desktop icon size?

This is my desktop, the icon is too big. I tried to use gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop font "Ubuntu 9" but the it changes only font size of the desktop icons. I tried to use Compiz, ...
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Is it possible to color the prompt in Bash?

Is it possible to color the prompt ("user@host:~/dir/$") in Bash? Some commands generate a lot of output and it's sometimes hard to find where it started. Coloring would help a lot.
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How to set minimise and maximise effects via command line

I am making install script for my home (and friend's) pc. I want to make the minimise and maximise animation Sidekick. So far i found this: dconf write ...
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remove quotes from variety's wallpaper

I am using Variety to change custom wallpaper on my Linux machine. But, after the recent variety update all wallpapers have random quotes on them and the name of author of the quote. How do I remove ...
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Is there an easy way to determine what dependencies of dependencies I'll need to install for a custom server ISO?

I'm installing packages into my custom ubuntu server ISO for a complete offline install via this guide: How to create a Customized Ubuntu Server ISO?. The only option for the install is a single dvd. ...
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getting error while customizing ubuntu gnome 15.10

helloo guys.. we have 50 ubuntu users in my organization present some pc's running on ubuntu 12.4 and some pc's running on 14.4 ubuntu versions. actually iam new to ubuntu iam getting error while ...
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how to change the spacing between the Progress dots?

so i'm just playing around with the plymouth theme thingy and i a custom image instead of the progress dots i would like to change the spacing between them but i don't know how since i'm not that good ...
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Change Unity Default Dash Shortcuts

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 running Unity Desktop and I'd like to change the default shortcuts of the Unity Dash (Super+a for Application, Super+c for Photos, Super+v for Videos, etc.) but can't find the ...
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Creating a .desktop file for a new application

I just installed the lastest version of UGENE. I works fine but in order to use it, I have to enter the following in the terminal: cd ugene-1.11.5/ then execute ./ugene -ui to launch UGENE GUI. This ...
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How do I generate a list of packages added since installation

A number of useful pages show how to generate a list of all installed packages, eg How do I generate a package download list? Is there a way to restrict the generated list to those I have added since ...
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How to remove unity upper panel in my customizes ubuntu os

Now these days I am working on a Ubuntu customization project. In which I want to remove unity upper bar panel and put this panel at the bottom of the screen. I need manual method to change it. I am ...
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Ubuntu MATE battery indicator

By default Ubuntu MATE battery indicator shows remaining time and percentage only when you hover on the battery icon.Otherwise it doesn't show any numbers: Is it possible to make it behave like the ...
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How to make the cursor have a trail on GNOME?

I remember that in Windows one had the capability to make one's cursor have a trail, and there was a slider to indicate how long this trail would be. I believe that there was also something similar in ...
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Theme goes back to default after reboot

Been Googling and trying to find a fix for this. Each time I reboot my system, the theme I have set (Numix Circle) goes back to Ubuntu's default (Ambiance). If I type compiz --replace after a ...
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Change wallpaper by current time

While customizing my Ubuntu I thought to have two wallpapers, one for the day/afternoon and one for evening/night. Is it possible to change the wallpaper basing myself to the current time? If so, how ...
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How to change the background colour of a window?

Since 11.10 you can't change much in the appearance options, just the windows border styles but NOT the background colour like you could do it in Natty. For some odd reason as I upgraded to 11.10, it ...
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How to set application lens as default in Unity Dash view and search results?

I want to open the Application lens in the Unity Dash as the default lens, since I much more open a programm then searching for a Wikipedia article, the weather or anything else the Home lens offers. ...
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KDE 4 to 5: ServiceMenus moved directory - where to?

I defined a lot of .desktop files to create context menu entries in Dolphin. Since upgrade to Kubuntu 15.10 (KDE 5) the menu entries disappeared. I found out that KDE 5 moved the place where to store ...
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Use path bar and address bar in Nautilus

By default, Nautilus use/show the path bar: Using Ubuntu Tweak I managed to set by default the address bar: Is it possible to set both of them as default (show both: the buttons and the text ...
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How do I make the scrollbars wider?

I'm using Gnome 64-bit edition with the classic desktop and I don't have overlay scrollbars installed. My question is, how can I make the scrollbars wider? They're too thin for me to hit as quickly ...
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Activities configurator not working after upgrade to GNOME 3.18

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 to 15.10, and also upgraded to GNOME 3.18, however I now have a problem, I want to rename the Activities button to Activities Overview and I also want to ...
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Good books on learning Unix and Linux [duplicate]

I know the basic way and basic commands of linux and I want to be a professional on it. Please suggest me some of the best books on linux which teaches the structure of Linux and Linux kernels, tricks ...
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How do I add custom items to the context menu in Dolphin in KDE 5?

I've Googled around, but can't seem to find any consistent tutorials or documentation that describe how to do this (in my case, on Kubuntu 15.10). I want to add custom scripts to the context menu in ...
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How to customize save location for screenshots on Ubuntu GNOME? [duplicate]

Upon pressing PrtSc a screenshot is automatically taken and put in my Pictures folder, however I do not wish for it to be places there so is there any way to change the automatic save location? Or to ...