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Configuration server problem after changing /tmp mountpoint: how to solve?

I created a new partition on my hard drive because my /tmp partition was too small. I changed the mountpoint in /etc/fstab and rebooted. Every time I reboot, I get the following error message at the ...
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Set default mode in gcalctool

I often use gcalctool, to quickly convert a number between "binary/hex/decimal". For this I find the "Programming" mode of gcalctool useful. I can select this using "Mode → Programming" from the ...
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Two gedit plugins clash. How to change shortcut keys, or enable/disable a plugin

Gedit has two plugins from Gnome's Gedit Plugins page which I both particularly want... Multi-edit Control Your Tabs However they both vie for the same shortcut keys: Ctrl+PageUp and ...
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What is the relationship between .gconf, .gnome2, .cache, .local, and other dot-file hierarchies in my home directory?

According to this answer, .local .cache and .config are, by convention, configuration storage locations adopted by Gnome and Ubuntu. Are .gnome .gnome2 and .gconf therefore legacy configuration ...
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How do I use the gconf editor?

I see some answers where people post to set a key in the gconf-editor, however there is no entry for gconf-editor in my menu. How do I run it and how do I use it to set keys that people recommend?
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Why do I have to enter my password twice when changing proxy settings?

When I change the proxy settings and apply them system-wide, I always have to enter my super-user password, as anyone could expect. However, I have to do that twice : once for "proxy settings" and ...
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How to open ssh://username@hostname link

I want to open link like "ssh://username@hostname" with ssh. I think xdg-open can help me(xdg-open ssh://username@hostname), but I don't know how. How can i do it?
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I can't find gnome-system-tools in gconf-editor

I'm trying to turn on fix show all users in the gnome configuration editor. All the sites I've found say to go to apps -> gnome-system-tools -> users, only I'm not seeing gnome-system-tools anywhere. ...
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Which gconf-editor setting effects the “on-top” relationship of Parent/Child windows and dialogs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I group/un-group parent/child windows? I've lost track of which setting I tweaked in gconf-editor. Now, my child windows/dialogs stay on-top of the parent. ... ...
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What Terminal command will dump all Gconf keys and values? ie the ones seen in gconf-editor

I can output a single key-value, as per the following example: gconftool-2 --get /apps/panel/applets/clock_screen0/object_type bonobo-applet How can I dump the entire gconf database? ... ...