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96 views

How to force Ubuntu to discover external monitor on laptop with VIA chipset?

If I use my old MSI laptop at home, I connect it to external monitor, mouse and keyboard via KVM switch. When system starts with external monitor connected, everything usualy works fine, but if I ...
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1answer
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GNOME/GDM not starting

NOTE: While working through my issue and documenting it I discovered the solution, but have decided to post this in case another person has the same/similar issue (see bottom)... After uninstalling ...
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1answer
149 views

How to get 12.04 native theme after upgrade from 10.04 with /home unformated

I had 10.04 with /home on its own partition. I then freshly installed 12.04 while retaining /home. The whole process went perfectly well. But my desktop still retains a gnome-like look. I know it has ...
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59 views

Problems with publishing shared printer in system-config-printer-gnome - Ubuntu 10.04.4

So the problem is I can't enable the option "publish shared printers connected to this system". I am able to tick the option, but after I do this, it automaticaly closes the window and the option is ...
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1answer
183 views

How do I copy data from two computers connected with cross-over cable?

A tech friend installed Ubuntu 10.04 on an older Dell desktop (Pentium 4); it has an odd memory/unmatched tabs pair but he installed something that compensates for that. I can use the KDE lightweight ...
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196 views

gnome desktop menu layout problem

I have added a 'Quick Setup' sub-menu of 'System' desktop menu. I want this sub-menu to contains some desktop files within two sections, separated with a separator. I need the first part to contains ...
5
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1answer
49 views

how to provide a localized text file that opens within the language that gnome runs

I need to provide to my users a localized text file that would open (from a desktop icon) in the language that gnome is running. How I do that ? I am running Lucid Ubuntu Thanks !!
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1answer
386 views

Prevent/stop/disable automatic updates on ubuntu desktop?

I'm using Lucid, and I have this in (System/Administration/Update Manager): ... that is, apparently I have turned off automatic updates. However, occasionally, when I listen to music, I can hear ...
2
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1answer
347 views

Use Gnome, but Login With KDM

I'm trying to find a way to make the login screen a KDE session in Ubuntu 10.04 while maintaining a Gnome Session after logging in. The reason for this is to change the login screen I detest. Any help ...
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2answers
449 views

Color calibration not working in 10.04.4 with GNOME Color Manager

Calibrating my monitors, or loading a different icc profile, does not affect the color representation on my monitor. System setup: PC: MD8822 dual core. OS: ...
1
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1answer
220 views

Keep the same Ubuntu boot screen while keeping a desktop package

I have Ubuntu 10.04 . Just after installing Ubuntu, I installed all the desktop packages except lubuntu. Then when I restarted the computer, Ubuntu shows the Kubuntu boot screen when I restart the ...
0
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1answer
502 views

Can I get Gnome 3.2 working on 10.04.3 LTS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and use the latest version of GNOME Shell? Tried a few how-to guides on the web and to no avail. Is there a way to do this and does it work okay without ...
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2answers
761 views

Disable Automatic Monitor Configuration

Currently I have three monitors configured in an AMD Eyefinity setup with the Radeon HD 6670, which works well. Unfortunately, whenever one of monitors enters standby mode (or is turned off) my other ...
2
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1answer
2k views

How do I use different wallpaper on each workspace?

I want to use different wallpaper on each workspace, but the following does not change background wallpapers: There are problem ....left -right at click on workspaces.(Ubuntu 10.04)... ...
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2answers
470 views

When Theme install I get an error:This script can not be ran with Administrative Privileges

Dialog msg-->then try again.You may need to reboot.installation will now abort... This script can not be ran with Administrative Privileges. The script elevates on its own. Please run the script with ...
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2answers
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Triple Monitor Setup with Nvidia and Compiz

I have a triple monitor setup with two video cards on Ubuntu 10.04. I have the monitors and graphics cards currently setup as follows: Nvidia Geforce 210 #1 -> 1920x1080 Monitor (Twinview) [Center ...
2
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1answer
423 views

How to use a KDE screensaver in Gnome?

Really like KDE CLOCK screensaver, but it doesn't even show in Gnome. And a way to get it to work or similar alternatives?
2
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1answer
141 views

Help convert console command to right-click command

I use this console command to automatically send all files in some directory to the JAR file, catch the output of that JAR file and finally create new files from the output. Here is the command for i ...
1
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1answer
530 views

Adding a starter for gnome-control-center in docky

I want to add a starter for the gnome-control-center in Docky (This is possible in Linux Mint by default. The gnome-control-center behaves like an app.) However, I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.3 & Docky ...
1
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1answer
92 views

Why don't menus in Nautilus or the desktop have shadows behind them?

Menus in the file manager and desktop, both controlled by Nautilus, don't have shadows behind them when other GTK menus do? I'm running the proprietary nVidia drivers with Compiz, by the way.
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1answer
180 views

Gnome session uses KDE default cursor

I installed KDE over my Ubuntu 10.04 installation. Now when I log into gnome I get the KDE default cursor instead of the usual one. It's a minor issue but one I'd like to deal with especially since ...
1
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2answers
422 views

Get xfce desktop back

I have ubuntu 10.04. After installing, I added xfce as my default desktop/windows manager. Sometime over the weekend, my computer turned itself off. (I'm not sure what happened, but when I came over ...
0
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1answer
258 views

Can not log into ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and don't know how to fix this! So basically this is what happened. I was surfing the internet, when suddenly everything stopped, which is very rare on Ubuntu! I waited for ...
1
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1answer
1k views

How can I lock application windows to a certain virtual desktop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I set a launcher to start an application in a specific desktop I want to keep Pidgin, Skype, and a few other applications on a certain virtual desktop. How can I ...
1
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0answers
389 views

Input from the keyboard stops working when I log in [closed]

Once logged in to gnome session, ubuntu not taking input from keyboard... While Logging I was able to enter administrator password but once that is done it is not taking input from keyboard... I ...
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3answers
433 views

Confused about desktop/viewport switching, want to bind keyboard shortcuts to switch desktops

I've installed a pre-made Ubuntu 10.04 image at work, and I can't seem to figure out how to get desktop switching to work. No shortcuts work, and all the help I can get from the Ubuntu forums is ...
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2answers
420 views

I've just bought my first 23'' monitor. Which settings to tweak to fill myself comfortable with 1920x1080? [closed]

I've just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my brand new computer with 23" 1920x1080 monitor. This is my first experience with such a large screen resolution. I don't know what settings should be changed but ...
1
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1answer
147 views

How do I fix this giant gap in my toolbar?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 i686 in VirtualBox. I get this giant gap on my top toolbar and it's driving me nuts. Any way I can fix it?
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1answer
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Installing XFCE desktop (package: xubuntu-desktop) alongside GNOME desktop (package: ubuntu-desktop): ubuntu-desktop breaks

The Issue I'd like to install the XFCE interface alongside the GNOME interface that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu. However, when I try to install the package xubuntu-desktop, I end up with this: ...
5
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2answers
589 views

Bring up restart / shut-down dialog box using the keyboard

Which keyboard short cut is there to bring up the restart / shut-down dialog?
3
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2answers
729 views

Will Gnome 3 replace my current Gnome session? Or will I be able to use both?

I saw that there's a PPA for Gnome 3. I also noticed that it installs as another package. So my question is... If I install the Gnome 3 package, will I be able to still use my current Gnome? Or will ...
8
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2answers
1k views

Can't add to panel nor delete panel

I cannot add any applet to any (top or bottom) panel, cannot delete any panel nor create a new panel. When I right-click on the panel the only options available are: Properties, Help or About panels. ...
4
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1answer
488 views

How can I find the value of the “Visual Effects” setting using the command line?

On 10.04 (and other versions, but I am asking about 10.04), going to System ➜ Preferences ➜ Appearance and selecting the Visual Effects tab shows possible values of None, Normal, and Extra. How can I ...
7
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4answers
7k views

How do I enable GNOME system tools?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 with GNOME 2.30.2. This is a VMWare workstation image provided by another company that I do not have support in this regard. I am trying to access the graphical tools for ...
6
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2answers
271 views

To be granted root rights while browsing files/directories with Nautilus 2.30

I'd like to know if there a way to be granted root rights while using Nautilus 2.30 ? For example I'd like to move some old folders of long unused users from the home directory - remains of previous ...
1
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2answers
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Numpad doesn't work after booting up - forced to reconnect USB keyboard after startup

I've tried this on two different USB keyboards - both of which work fine on a different computer running Windows XP. For some reason, the numerical keypad doesn't work probably immediately after ...
6
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2answers
3k views

Can I use KDE Plasma Widgets in Gnome?

I would like to use some KDE Plasma Widgets but don't want to install KDE and don't want to lose my current Gnome setup.
2
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3answers
4k views

Disable auto-mount for particular partitions on USB drives

I have a big USB disk with 3 partitions: one for backup and two other bootable ones for installing and testing new distros. I want the backup partition automounted on boot. But I don't want the two ...
3
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0answers
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How to install Gnome 3 in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and use the latest version of GNOME? Someone can to explain how to install gnome3-session in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS? Thanks!!! Sorry to my English :-)
2
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3answers
2k views

How can I run Openbox using the GNOME/Openbox session?

I want to be able to run openbox as my window manager while running GNOME. If I install openbox, I get the additional choices at the GDM login window of a 'GNOME/Openbox' and an 'openbox session'. If ...
0
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1answer
257 views

Nautilus only starts as root user

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit, and when I attempt to start Nautilus from the command line, it does not appear -- although a PID is generated. As root/sudo i can start Nautilus fine. One note: I ...
5
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1answer
1k views

How to disable auto play MP3 files?

When I put my mouse/cursor over an MP3 file, a few seconds later the music/file starts playing. Is there any way to disable this?
2
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3answers
3k views

Can I install Unity on 10.04?

I don't have any problem with GNOME, it's actualy great, but wanna testing same thing new, how?
3
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4answers
1k views

Is it possible to use empathy 2.32 on gnome 2.30?

I'm running Ubuntu Lucid which contains the Gnome 2.30. The thing is that, I'm really interested on using empathy 2.32, since it fixes a lot of bugs. However I don't want to upgrade the entire system ...
7
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3answers
737 views

Clean removal of KDE 4

I recently installed KDE in to my Ubuntu 10.04 machine using apt. (i.e apt-get install kde-desktop) After a while I got enough with the testing and wanted to have gnome again. So I removed all the ...
2
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1answer
557 views

Very long Gnome login time

My machine is taking ages to get from the login screen after booting to actually showing the gnome desktop (as in, over a minute). It seems as though it is just waiting for a long period of that time ...
2
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1answer
346 views

How to make ALT+TAB with Gnome-Do's Docky work?

I would like to use Gnome-Do's Docky but it requires me to enable either visual effects in the Appearances preferences (change from None to Normal) which I think enables compiz OR metacity's ...
2
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1answer
148 views

Drapes crashed after adding too many wallpapers

The wallpapers managing tool,Drapes, crashed after I add too many wallpapers.Drapes can't be started. I want to modify or clean the file recording the path of added wallpapers,but I can't find the ...
9
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4answers
2k views

Enable networking without the gnome-applet

I've switched to XMonad as my window manager. Sometimes when I put my laptop to hibernate, it's hanging and won't shut down. I have to force it off by pressing the powerbutton for 5 seconds. After I ...
6
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6answers
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How to get numpad out of “mouse emulation” mode?

My numeric keypad has somehow got into a "mouse emulation" mode where the number keys just move the mouse pointer around (2 = down; 8 = up, 6 = right, etc). Anyone know how to make it work normally ...