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startx and system-wide default gnome session

I get into X by startx (not lightdm). How can I define the default gnome session (gnome-classic instead of 2d/3d) system-wide for all users?
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How to reset evolution settings to defaults?

I have not used Evolution for long time now and I would like to reset all the settings and start from scratch. How would I be able to do this?
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No default or UI configuration directive found [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Boot failure : No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found! I've basically got the same problem as everyone else getting this error but renaming the folders and files ...
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How do I go back to original 12.04 kernel?

I wanted to make a custom ISO, so I spent the whole day setting up a partition with all the applications and little tweaks that I thought would be comfortable for 12.04 32-bit. I'm using Remastersys ...
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Making data partition default partition

Recently I installed Ubuntu and Fedora on my system. Each OS has its own partition and I made a data partition to save my personal files. Now in Ubuntu when I open terminal its default location is ...
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Why isn't VLC the default video player?

Why does Ubuntu come with Totem set as default? Is there a reason or am I just wrongly assuming everybody thinks Totem is actually inferior to VLC? Edit: not to mention VLC is vastly known as perhaps ...
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Is there a default password for the UBUNTU bootable stick?

Good day... I made a bootable USB stick, with UBUNTU 12.04 desktop (and on my laptop). (It does not work with my desktop... the monitor goes to stand by). I was successful at getting UBUNTU to boot. ...
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Default permissions for /opt directory?

During the copying of certain program folders to my /opt directory I mistakenly changed the permissions of the /opt directory. At the moment I (current user) can simply write/copy files to the /opt ...
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How to run an executable file through JRE by default?

I could do it with OpenJDK, but it didn't work for my purposes so I'm using Oracle's JRE 7. I can run the jar through the terminal with java -jar filename.jar and can also right click the file and ...
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Run a program with optirun by default (Bumblebee)

I'm trying to run Minecraft on my GeForce card (with Optimus, bumblebee is installed), but without having to type the command in the console every time I want to open it. How can I configure ...
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How do I dual-boot Windows by default? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I am new to Ubuntu, but have used Macs and PCs for years. I am referencing the idea of how on a Mac, and ...
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How can I reset my GRUB background to default?

I installed some sort of software (I think it had to do with Gnome) that changed the splash image behind the GRUB boot interface from the standard purple background to a somewhat tacky Debian splash ...
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Default terminal text and background both black

Upgraded to 12.04 and default terminal is black text on black background. I can right-click in the terminal and change the color, but the "Back Up" window is also black on black.
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Howto choose custom programs to open specific file types?

I installed gpicview (to view pictures, as the name suggests). I want it to be the default image viewer program, but it is not listed in the application list (Right click on an image-> Properties-> ...
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What is the story behind the default times set in /etc/crontab?

To my understanding, this is the default configuration of /etc/crontab: # m h dom mon dow user command 17 * * * * root cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly 25 6 * * * ...
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How do I set the grub timeout and the grub default boot entry?

Hello I'm newbie 2 ubuntu 12.04 How do I set the grub time and default os(that I see at the boot time) as I'm using dual boot OS(Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04)
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In Unity, the folder containing a file selected in the dash is opened in Nautilus instead of opening the file with the corresponding application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Files lens and xdg-open only open nautilus but not the correct applicatiion In 12.04, since yesterday the behavior of the dash in Unity has changed. Previously (and I ...
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How can I change the default screen resolution? [closed]

Here's the scoop: I have a crappy VisionQuest TV that I am currently using as a monitor on my computer running XBMCbuntu. It defaults to 1280x768 which the TV will not display correctly. It appears to ...
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Reset to Default Unity Login

I just installed Kubuntu alongside Ubuntu 12.04, and it changed my login screen. I liked the Ubuntu one and would like to set it back to the default. How can i do that?
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Setting windows 7 as start up OS during Boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? How to set Windows 7 as default for booting? I am using Dual boot in my laptop. And how do i later shift ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 orange hex name (it's not #dd4814)

Change to bright blue and now wanna change back to default with the command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-color-scheme 'selected_bg_color:HEXNAME;' I used this site to get some ...
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Sony e-reader opens Shotwell and displays content of /Media/Setting

When I connect my Sony PRS-T1 e-reader Ubuntu 12.04 opens the Removable Media's default photo app (Shotwell) and then displays the contents of one of the two drives: /Media/Setting. The other drive is ...
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How to configure XRDP to start cinnamon as default desktop session

I was wondering if there is a way to make Cinnamon 1.4 the default environment upon logging in to Ubuntu 12.04. I can install Cinnamon 1.4 without any problems, but I am trying to run XRDP to log in ...
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How can I programmatically change the keyboard layout?

I want to run a shell command or script that will configure each of my Ubuntu Precise boxes to use the Dvorak keyboard layout as the default (and only) layout. With earlier versions, I was able to set ...
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Change Default Terminal Directory [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I start gnome-terminal at a particular directory? I'm not sure how I did it, but I apparently changed the default directory for terminal. Whenever I open it, ...
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In what directory(s) are the default ubuntu icons located?

I accidentally deleted the Downloads bookmark, and I wanted to recreate it with the same icon, but I can't find it.
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How can I make the movement of files a real movement of files?

In the new ubuntu, when I move files in the GUI, they are copied by default. If you want to move them or make a link you need to press the Alt tab. This behavior is very strange, nobody is used to it, ...
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What is the default calendar program?

I've noticed that Ubuntu doesn't come with a default calendar program... why not?
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What is the file name of the default background?

I was trying to change this picture, and forget the name of the background. Tried warty-final-ubuntu.png and warty-final-ubuntu.jpg but no use.
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Can't change global default video player to VLC?

I have already set VLC for default video player but still vids, movies, etc. open in Banshee and I cannot find anyway to turn that off. So far I have to manually tell each vid to open with VLC and to ...
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How to force Empathy Internet Messaging to change default webcam?

I just recently bought a new webcam. It is USB powered. For personal reasons, I wish to not use the built in webcam that came with my netbook. I want to use this new one. I love empathy, it is a ...
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How to change default fonts in Xubuntu

How can i change the default font settings in xubuntu? All i can find is the overall font settings in the appearance menu, i want to be able to set things like my monospace font for the terminal? ...
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Make PulseAudio prefer external audio device

I have a Bose Soundlink external audio device, which I use to stream music from my computer to my stereo. Ubuntu recognizes the device, but does not automatically use it. In order to get PulseAudio to ...
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How to configure KDE default settings for a new user of a group?

I'm a sys admin on Kubuntu 11.10 machine. Where do I configure the basic config for a new user (say belonging to group "users")? Edit 1: I want to configure langauages - currently my new users get ...
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How to fix GRUB default booting Windows XP instead of Ubuntu?

I've been reading a lot the last 2 weeks, but never found a working solution for my dual boot system. Tried boot manager, this solves the automatic time setting. Tried editing grub cfg by hand, ...
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How do I change the the boot default from Ubuntu to Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? 9 days ago I added Kubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) to Windows 7 on my computer. Since then I have spent ...
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Changing default file icon

I changed the default application association for a mimetype that was wrong just editing the file .local/share/applications/mimeapps.list. Just doing this was not sufficient to change also the ...
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How can i set Lotus Notes as the default mail program? [closed]

What should i write in the: X-scheme-handler/mailto= ? I have Lotus Notes 8.5.2. It doesnt work if i just trying to change it from System Settings==>Default applications. It ...
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Why is the server kernel not install on a server? (10.04.3)

I installed ubuntu-10.04.3-server-amd64.iso Why is the Desktop Kernel installed? ~# cat /etc/motd Linux dbxp015 2.6.32-33-generic #70-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jul 7 21:13:52 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux Ubuntu ...
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How do I make Gnome the default desktop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the default session for when using auto-logins? Every time I restart my computer it auto-logs me into the Unity desktop, is there some way to make Gnome ...
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Does anyone have any idea if/when Ubuntu is going to switch the default ruby install from 1.8 train to the 1.9 train?

I'm kind of hoping it's not going to be a python 2.7/3.0 thing, but I thought I might find someone "in the know".
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Unity links to USB drives do not open nautilus

Whenever I press my usb drives in the unity launcher, I get the folder opened with gitk instead of with nautilus. The same happens when I connect them to the computer. How do I fix this? This is ...
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Why is PermitRootLogin in sshd_config set to yes by default?

As Ubuntu has no real root account, why is /etc/ssh/sshd_config allowing remote root login anyway? Isn't that inconsistent?
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Ubuntu 11.10 resets to default settings after reboot

I upgraded to kernel 3.2 last night. Now: Gnome 3 resets to default after reboot and/or log out. Cannot change theme, font, etc through gnome tweak tool. cannot add any keyboard shortcuts that ...
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Marlin as default file manager in Gnome 3.2 (Ubuntu 11.10)

Im marlin preferences I click on "Make my default file manager", but nothing changed. All apps like Chrome or Skype still open Nautilus like default. Thanx for any help.
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How to set VLC as default video player?

Can't seem to set VLC as the default video player. I have gone to System Settings -> System Info -> Default Applications, and changed "Video" to VLC media player. However, all movies still open with ...
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Does Ubuntu periodically clean empty directories under /var/run?

I've noticed that empty directories get deleted from /var/run/ on reboot. I'm wondering if that's something Ubuntu does or something that I have installed.
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How to change the default wallpaper of a guest account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the guest session defaults I want to change the default wallpaper of my guest account, so I can instantly identify if my computer is logged into the ...
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How to set up Dolphin as default file manager?

I've recently came back to Ubuntu from Kubuntu, but I really like Dolphin. Is there any way how to set it up as default file manager?
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How do I switch off “continuous” mode permanently in Evince?

this is an FAQ on the website for Evince but without any answer. I searched gconf but with no luck. Even on a per document basis, Evince won't remember this setting! I want it to be off. Any help on ...