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How to enable lock screen button in Unity after installing xscreensaver?

I need this because I replaced gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver, so the lock screen button does not work. The alias path - may be the XY problem AFAIK alias is usually used to make 'shortcut' for ...
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Ctrl-space not working in terminal after installing Cinnamon

I recently switched my desktop environment from Gnome to Cinnamon. In my terminal, I use tmux, and have my prefix key mapped to Ctrl-space. After the upgrade, Ctrl-space stopped being captured by ...
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how to go to a directory in gnome terminal which contains spaces as its name? [duplicate]

I tried to md5sum a image but the path is long and contains spaces, and there is no option in the file manager to open that path in gnome-terminal. Like right-click-> open current directory in ...
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How can “git gui” open repository from parent directory?

I start Git GUI tool using command git gui or git citool. I wanted to add another entry to right click script menu (already have dozens of commands) and created a script like this: #!/bin/sh git ...
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131 views

How to add “open with custom command” option in right click menu of Nautilus

Sometimes while going to open a file from Nautilus I do not find the intended application in "open with" menu on right click. Or the desired application remains hidden in a long list of applications. ...
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Terminator - Bash character encoding - problem visualizing content of some files

I'm using Terminator to manage several bash shells. If I print the content of some files, some characters are bad displayed. Even if the character encoding is setted to UTF-8. Below there is the ...
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168 views

Switching the default session ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

When my ubuntu 13.10 boots the screen goes black and has no response. I used to run on gnome fallback and would like to switch back to it but I can't get to the login screen due to the automatic ...
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Make CronTab not asking for id_rsa keyword when running in terminal

I like to do some git pull inside a script and see see output of it. So I made up this cronjob to test: DISPLAY=:0 * * * * * mike /usr/bin/gnome-terminal -x zsh -c "/var/www/up.sh; zsh" ...
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How to get Ubuntu installed and running for development (I.e. ruby on rails) [closed]

Ok, I am mostly a windows user but for for learning RoR at work, I had to get used to a mac . Once I did I found that I enjoyed it, especially the terminal, I could load up projects in moments what ...
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Keeping python alive through gnome 3 screen lock?

I've been through the ringer with this one the past few days. I wrote a script to re-target my Altcoin miner every once in a while. It builds a command string from API data grabbed at coinwarz.com on ...
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1answer
380 views

CTRL+ALT+T not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and till day before yesterday, the shortcut was working perfectly. But when today I pressed it, it didn't open terminal. The terminal app still works. I am on GNOME3 3.4.2, and ...
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Installing Shell themes via command line

I can't figure out how to install a new gnome-shell theme in a bash script. I'm unzipping the .zip to ~/.local/share/themes and gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.user-theme name 'theme' but ...
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Gnome3 runs faster when running game

I'm having a bizarre, and kind of funny, "problem"(if you can call it such). Ordinarily, Gnome shell is quite choppy on my system. Sure, it's smooth "enough" and fast "enough" but it most certainly ...
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403 views

Where is the command `gnome-display-properties`

After upgrading from Ubuntu 11.04 to 13.10, the command gnome-display-properties is gone. I can open it via gnome-control-center. How can I open this dialogue just with a command?
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288 views

Change Ubuntu 12.04 (with Gnome) number of workspaces via command line

I'm trying to change the number of workspaces on my Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome from a terminal. It's easily done by right clicking on the workspaces preview in the panel, but I would like to be able to ...
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How do I maximize an already open gnome-terminal window from command line?

I know you can open an new gnome-terminal maximized by using: gnome-terminal --maximize That is not my question. Is there a command that I can use to maximize the current terminal where I am in. I ...
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1answer
51 views

Upgrade problem. Can I switch to a window from command line ?

Here is what's happening. I started updating my laptop from 12.04 to the next one (command line) and was surfing the web. At some point everything vanished from the screen except the Firefox window ...
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Installing GNOME 1 or 2.6 or any early 2004 versions of GNOME on ubuntu 12.04

I would like to experience the older version of computers, but with latest software If possible give me a solution using Terminal
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615 views

How do I move window buttons from left to right using command line or by editing a specific file?

I know that Ubuntu has a file hidden somewhere deep inside it that holds the old metacity values for changing the position of the menu buttons. My question is how can I do this WITHOUT Ubuntu Tweak in ...
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1answer
59 views

Is there a way to access a live command shell for Ubuntu server online?

I have setup a LAMP server with ubuntu server that I plan to do some game hosting with. Right now I am using Webmin for remoting in to my server. One major problem with webmin however, is that you can ...
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277 views

How to install a .tar.gz file [duplicate]

I downloaded a file called SOURCE_SVR_Linux_38037.tar.gz, how do I install it? It's the package for splashtop. I'm pretty new to Linux, so please explain with detail.
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Gnome shell 3.8 wont display background

I am using gnome-shell 3.8 My desktop has a background. But when I get to the luncher the background disappears. When I am recording the desktop it sometime reappears. I'm using an AMD HD7950 and ...
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Easy way to know all programs and utilities real names from terminal? [duplicate]

Every time I try to get a program from terminal I don't find it because it doesn't match the real name. Example: Disks name in terminal is gnome-disks. So what the easiest way to know all programs ...
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1answer
666 views

Gnome-Screenshot error in Ubuntu GNOME 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 (it came with GNOME 3.8, but I replaced by GNOME 3.10) and after a few problems, the only one I couldn't solve was the screenshot problem. When I press the ...
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504 views

Add/remove keyboard layout by console command

After upgrading to 13.10 it looks like we have no more deal with XKB for layout settings and input language switching, so I have a question. Some times I need to add one ore two more input languages ...
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Gnome Terminal loads slowly

My problem story is this: after restarting many times PC, because of Memory problem and replacing with new memory when Ubuntu stop booting with this error:"initramfs" to fix this problem I used Ubuntu ...
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51 views

Can't display other font than sans

My Ubuntu install (upgrade from 13.04) no longer displays any font that is not regular sans. I don't have a monospace font (miss it so much!), terminals and everywhing displays in the same font but ...
2
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1answer
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`Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library. ` when starting apps from the commandline

I didn't get an answer but I wasn't doing anything and this is an interesting topic. In Ubuntu 12.04, when opening a file in gedit or if I am working on the command line in dpkg, I get returned the ...
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1answer
79 views

Why terminal responds very slow?

I have faced this annoying behavior of terminal in gnome under Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. Even the first time I open the terminal, it starts blinking and after 1-2 min, gives the message groups: cannot find ...
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2answers
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Installing Gnome 3 on Xubuntu 12.04?

I have a few questions about this. I have Xubuntu 12.04 installed, using the default xfce, but I really like the look of Gnome 3. However, I always see people complaining about it. Would installing it ...
3
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1answer
142 views

Shell script errors?

I am trying to create an interactive bash shell script to make it easier to install and configure a postfix mail server,But have them still enter the commands and then the shell run them, but I keep ...
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Unlock login screen using command line

Is it possible to unlock the 13.04 Gnome shell login screen from a command line? A user is logged in to Gnome shell, I can log in to a console as this user. I also have root access. This is for ...
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1answer
155 views

How to hide machine name from displaying in terminal session screen

As you can see from the screenshot, my entire machine name (looks like a key) gets displayed whenever I invoke a terminal session. Is there any way to avoid or hide it?
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1answer
105 views

Why my gnome terminal is set to root by default?

When I try to open up a new terminal in Ubuntu to do some operations, it always defaults to an admin based terminal with [sudo] password for xxxxxxxx: $ I need a regular terminal. How do I do this? I ...
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Shell script compsrison does not work as intended

The follwing code is for to compare two strings or variables. But, I cannot do it. I did a lot of googling, but no use. Here, output doesn't depend upon the changing of inputs. Can any one correct ...
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Terminal is very slow to load the first time after logging in

When I log in to my account on Ubuntu and open a terminal for the first time, the shell takes a long time to load: more than 30 seconds, sometimes a minute. But once the terminal is loaded, opening ...
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1answer
445 views

Battery icon is not displayed on the gnome shell 3 desktop. Running Ubuntu 13.04

This is what I get when I run "gnome-power-statistics" (gnome-power-statistics:3305): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets-borders.css:19:18: not a number (gnome-power-statistics:3305): ...
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How to switch between nautilus window and (gnome-)terminal

I need a fast possibility to switch between a nautilus window and a (gnome-terminal) in the same working directory. At the moment I'm using the following setup: nautilus -> terminal: ...
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2answers
953 views

How do I open a new terminal window to ssh into a new computer and execute commands?

Basically, I have a computer that I have to ssh into and pull up about 8 terminals to monitor various threads and log files. I would like to have a script from my build machine that can do this all ...
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1answer
127 views

How do I fix “No such file or folder” on invocation of a terminal?

bash: /home/boudaoud/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.1.1/etc/bashrc: No such file or folder of this type bash: /home/boudaoud/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.1.1/etc/bashrc: No such file or folder of this type bash: ...
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Can't download Gnome 3 for Ubuntu 12.10

How can I install Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 12.10? I tried to apt-get install gnome-panel, but it errors out because of unmet dependencies, even if I pass -f: kanha@kanha-Aspire-5580:~$ sudo apt-get -f ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome Remix: Gnome-Shell crashes when changing user/exiting session

As the title says, i got Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome Remix edition, i installed some Gnome Shell Extensions (Application menù, Netspeed, Impatience and User Themes) but i found out that they are not the cause ...
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Does Ubuntu-GNOME 13.04 Contain Gnome Classic Session?

If I understand right, Ubuntu-GNOME will be using GNOME 3. I was wondering if it also included Gnome Classic as well, or if I would have to go download it?
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1answer
153 views

C and V keys not working..Help!

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I was tinkering around learning the commands and stuff in terminal. I was a bit irritated that I couldn't copy and paste using only the keyboard. So I googled on how to add ...
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can't use galaxy s3 as a usb storage device

Hi im trying to move some files from my phone to my netbook via usb its running Ubuntu 12.10 (gnome shell). When I plug my s3 it seems to recognise what it is but can't read any of its contents. I ...
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Creating a gnome desktop file with custom command

Via terminal I can launch application as s particular groupid: sudo sg - nonet nonetmath where nonet is the group name & nonetmath is the binary in /bin... Now I want to create a .desktop file ...
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530 views

How can I keep Terminal always on top of other windows?

I want to keep gnome-terminal application on top of all the applications, even when it is unfocused. How can I do so?
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1answer
454 views

What would be the command line equivalent of “always on top” option on windows?

The question says it all really, is there a command that emulates Always On Top that you get by right clicking on window borders?
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307 views

How can I only show week day and date in my gnome shell clock?

I had to reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop pc after something went awry while trying to update to 12.10. Before reinstalling, my clock had the following format: Wed 13:21: And now, this is what ...
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1answer
304 views

Get back to gnome/Enlightenment from the command line

So say I accidentally hit CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+BACKSPACE and drop to the commandline from my nice clean engligntenment interface. How do I then get back? I've tried startX, Xwindows, gnome but none of ...