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Change dconf keys without logging into X in Puppet

Is there a way to set a dconf key by command line, without logging into X? I'd like to use this from Puppet. If I try (from SSH, as the normal user) a simple dconf write ...
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Change gnome-screenshot auto-save-directory in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Configuring with dconf or gconf as suggested in this post worded on Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (I tried and succeeded). But does NOT work on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. How to change auto-save-directory of ...
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“gedit” does not launch as root: “CRITICAL: file log.c …”-error (no gksu problem!)

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 with XFCE. Since a few weeks, gedit is not launching any more as root (with gksu gedit). Launching with my normal account works without problems. The problem is not gksu, ...
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@ symbol and " swapped on keyboard

I've very recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (on a Dell Latitude 640M with XP Professional in a separate partition) and the two symbols @ and " have swapped positions on the keyboard (I chose UK language ...
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Login screen background wallpaper not changing with Dfcon-editor nor Ubuntu Tweak [Ubuntu 14.04]

I am trying to set a new background image for my log in but I can't. I tried configuring via Dconf-editor with root mode but every time I set the new image and set to True the draw-user-backgrounds ...
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Suddenly cannot switch keyboard layouts

All of a sudden the keyboard layout icon disappeared from my bar, and even the keyboard short-cut that I usually use to switch between german and russian layout stopped working. The "Text Entry" ...
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ubuntu 14.04 Windows transparency

I've searched alot but didn't find anywhere, I loved my windows transparency in ubuntu 13.10 (that you could enable by opening dconf editor going to org > compiz > gwd ) And it doesn't seem to work ...
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How to remove element from gsettings array in script?

Array in dbus/gsettings has a format [element1, element2, element3, ...]. Gsettings' interface allows only replacing existing array with another, so for instance, adding another item element can be ...
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Gconf, Dconf, Gsettings and the relationship between them

I'm trying to understand how Gconf, Dconf and Gsettings works and what the relationship is between them. All I know is: Gconf - XML based database (backend system). The older one. Dconf - BLOB ...
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Rhythmbox keeps putting itself back into the sound indicator

I am new to this forum and a relatively light linux user- so please be concise. I have used dconf editor to blacklist 'rhythmbox.desktop' and 'rhythmbox'. I have deleted it from the ...
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Ubuntu MATE: Where is Vino in dconf?

I'm running Ubuntu MATE 1.8 (3.16.0-30-generic) and have got remote desktop running but wanted to modify some settings in dconf (Still learning how to use dconf but was able to successfully make ...
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No Options in dconf editor

There is nothing to do with my dconf editor, since doesnt have any optionsd
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How do I clean up my dconf database?

Dconf is pretty young, yet my database is already a mess with lots of "schema-less" keys. Is there a way to do some cleaning up, or would I need to start from scratch (by removing ~/.config/dconf/user ...
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How do I change dconf keys without a gui (for a post-install script)?

I have installed dconf-tools. In this case I am manipulating the display of a name in the panel on the session indicator. I can change this in dconf-editor gui with no problem, I go to ...
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How to change Gsettings via remote shell?

I need to automate desktop configuration via Puppet, virtual terminal or ssh. Unfortunately, invocation of gsettings via ssh or virtual terminal gives: gsettings set ...
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How to change the number of workspaces from the command line?

I'd like to change org.compiz.profiles.unity.plugins.core -> hsize and -> vsize from command line. I thought I could use gsettings set org.compiz.profiles.unity.plugins.core vsize 4 but then ...
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How does one make backups of registry key values?

I am building a kiosk mode application that needs to disable key combinations such as the following: open terminal close window minimize activate window menu I use gconftool under Ubuntu 12.04 and ...
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Why won't dconf and .gvfs back up?

I'm been using the Ubuntu backup utility to backup my hard drive and for some reason. It won't back up the following files /home/username/.cache/dconf /home/username/.gvfs What is causing this and ...
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Upon system restart, dconf editor doesn't save changes

I can use the dconf-editor to change my touchpad settings to natural scrolling, but upon system restart the settings get reverted. (But not on sleep or hibernate.) When I open the editor, the option ...
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dconf change a string key

I'm trying to change a string based dconf key with a bash script, using the following command line: dconf write /org/gnome/nautilus/preferences/show-directory-item-counts 'never' But it return the ...
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Xubuntu - multiple time zones displayed

As I switched from Ubuntu to Xubuntu I missed the Date and Time indicator with the display of multiple time zones. This article suggested it can be done in Xubuntu, too, but how?
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Custom thumnailers not working in trusty

For some reason, dconf editor is no longer able to customise thumnailers as explained here. I want to exclude pdfs and plain text thumbnails. I add ['application/pdf','text/plain'] to org > gnome ...
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My dconf/gsettings installation is broken. How can I fix it without Ubuntu reinstall?

I run Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS x64 in VirtualBox. After one very unfortunate misclick (reset saved state instead of load saved state) I got very annoying problem. Almost all applications (unity, synaptic, ...
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Layout change with Alt+space on 14.04

I am used to changing keyboard layouts with Alt+Space, and worked fine until I upgraded to 14.04. I set it in the Text Entry control panel: but it doesn't work. I suspect that there is a conflict ...
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Editing dconf keys without dconf-editor [duplicate]

I have a machine without dconf-tools installed. It also does not have internet access, and can not be made to have it. I have to disable auto opening of nautilus windows on device mount. There are ...
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Can only commit changes to dconf as root

This is all over ssh. If I run gedit I get lots of dconf errors (gedit:35765): dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: Could not connect: Connection refused If I run sudo gedit I get ...
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I can change the setting options in dconf-editor, but the changes I make don't take effect.

I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm trying to make changes to my Logitech K400r keyboard/trackpad combo (specifically, I want to increase the speed of the pointer, enable edge-scrolling, and ...
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dconf-editor gui doesn't show anything

I'm having trouble using dconf-editor. On startup I get the following warning twice: ** (dconf-editor:4690): WARNING **: dconf-schema.vala:330: Unknown property on <schema>, extends. The gui ...
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org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power Settings Ignored in Xubuntu 14.04.1

In dconf-editor I navigated to org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power and set percentage-action to 40, percentage-critical to 45, percentage-low to 50, critical-battery-action to hibernate, and ...
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How to mute sound effects in 14.04 via the command line?

Using the command line, I want to mute the sound effects in Ubuntu 14.04. The GUI way of doing so is going to System Settings (unity-control-center), then going to the Sound Effects tab: The answer ...
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How to disable thumbnail generation?

For privacy and security reasons I want to disable the generation of any thumbnails in the ~/.cache/thumbnails folder (using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). I already tried this (without success): In the ...
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How to dump ALL dconf/gsettings so that I can compare them between two different machines?

The problem: I have two machines, both with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 up-to-date, and both with installed the latest CrossOver Linux(1) to run MS Office 2007 on it. I know, it's a proprietary program, but ...
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Disable new keyboard shortcut for Show Desktop

After a recent upgrade of 14.04, an icon "Show Desktop" appeared in my launcher bar. I removed it with Unity Tweak Tool. A new keyboard shortcut was also setup: Super+D now also shows the desktop. ...
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Cannot reset dconf default settings on Unity 14.04

I've installed gnome shell with sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment on top of a default install of Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity 7.2.2. Not satisfied with the experience, I completely removed ...
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Shouldn't dconf-editor and gsettings access the same database?

This is a basically 'academic' question --- to try to understand better the configuration system innards. I understand that the dconf system is the new configuration system in gnome3 that has ...
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How to create dconf site setting file to disable all Super Key assignments

The site https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/dconf/SystemAdministrators indicates that there is a method to install a single file to override the defaults provided with GNOME in a proper manner from an ...
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URL protocol handlers in basic Ubuntu Desktop

There was a way to register URL protocol handlers with Gconf, which is now obsolete and there seems to be no way to do the same with DConf (or Gsettings, its recommended wrapper). How do one properly ...
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disable all hotkeys with dconf-editor

I'm building a deb package that will create a kiosk user account. When you login to this account, the browser automatically starts and navigates to a pre-given website. Also all the hotkeys should be ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 broke gsettings

I have a cron job which runs every 30 minutes that changes the background image by running this bash script: #!/bin/bash export DISPLAY=:0 export GSETTINGS_BACKEND=dconf ...
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How to add brightness key to dconf

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and did a clean installation. I noticed that Ubuntu 14.04 does not store screen brightness settings. Who can I add a value to dconf to store brightness settings. I ...
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Having trouble preventing users from changing wallpaper/settings [duplicate]

I'm sort of new to linux and I'm having a problem, I'm trying to prevent users from changing the desktop wallpaper (as well as other things but that is the main one) I know this has been asked ...
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I've completely screwed up my computer by removing compiz then purging dconf*, is there any way to salvage the situation?

I removed compiz to reinstall it, then I couldn't reset it because dconf couldn't get a connection and nothing else was working, so in my frustration I decided to purge dconf* and reinstall it all, ...
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Some keys are not detected in my keyboard (multimedia keys?) by either xev or xbindkeys or keytouch: how to detect them?

It is one more attempt to get Fn keys to volume up/down, brightness, etc. working. Those controls are simply not working in my non-branded ultrabook. I want to detect them to modify ...
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How do I disable the alt + shift + drag shortcut in gnome?

Related to this question, but concerning the "snappy" style drag you get with alt + shift + dragging the mouse. This shortcut obscures an important feature I want to use in my IDE, so I want to ...
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Re-install font Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I installed some packages and the system fonts changed. The characters in the terminal overlap and it makes it difficult to read. I tried unity-reset but that didn't seem to ...
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Is it possible to monitor dconf for changes?

I would like to monitor dconf for changes so that while I tinker with settings, applications and the like I can see what keys are changed, if any. Is there a way I can accomplish this?
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How do I find out if a configuration setting is running?

I use a High-DPI monitor on my Lenovo Yoga2 Laptop (like a retina display) so I have to change the overall font-scaling. There are many ways to set the text-scale-factor, for example dconf-editor, I ...
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How to use gsettings when there is no schema listed

I'm wanting to write a script to reorder the loading of compiz modules, so while using the Unity desktop, expo and scale are loaded last and the set hotcorners in those plugins, will remain active ...
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dconf editor says */intel-ucode/* banned why?

I don't think this has previously been asked. Why is /intel-ucode/ banned in dconf editor under org>settings daemon>plugins/updates?
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How to repair/unlock gsettings (or dconf-editor)?

BTRFS is a nice filesystem, except when you are forced to hard reset the system twice in a row. In that case, all recently made changes to the files on the filesystem are broken in one way or another. ...