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GNOME Display Manager fails to load on startup

I have installed gnome on my ubuntu 12.10. When i installed it, it initially worked fine for first two times but after that whenever i boot, it fails to start the display manager. The screen turns ...
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Notification's timeout should also expire when inactive

A script of mine shows notifications via notify-send. When I'm actively using my system they disappear after some seconds, but when f.i. I'm not using my mouse or keyboard, or my screen is turned off, ...
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12.04 Gnome Shell: New window opens half screen only and doesn't respond at all.

Many times when I open a new window it opens only on half of the screen. Cannot type on it, close it or move. It's dead. Basic case: got a im message shown via shell, click to open chat on Empathy ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 System Settings -> System -> Details missing

I wanted to change the dafault email application in Ubuntu 12.10. I read that I have to go to System Settings -> System -> Details. However, there is no Details. Is this because I use Gnome 3 or did ...
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gnome installed, but gives segmentation fault every time

I've installed gnome through Ubuntu Software Center but when I choose it from the login menu and login then there is only my desktop background, when I try running it from the terminal I get ...
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Install GNOME Onscreen Keyboard (GOK) in Ubuntu 12.04

According to this link the GNOME On-Screen Keyboard should be available for v12.04, but when I click the link there for GOK in Software Center apt://gok, it tells me: Not found There isn’t a software ...
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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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Missing options from settings panel in ubuntu after upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10

After upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 I am missing multiple options in the settings panel. Most seem to be display related like sticky edges in the display panel the behavior tab in the appearance ...
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Very slow startup after login screen with SSD: how to troubleshoot?

Background: I was trying to solve a problem I had with Libreoffice and installed/uninstalled a couple of packages (it is a fresh install of 12.10 Quantal). I don't know if it is related but there is ...
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Unable to view message tray in Gnome 3.6

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my new laptop and switched to Gnome shell session. It seems that the notification tray doesn't appear at the bottom of the screen. Some details about what works: ...
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Empathy Menu is not Persistent

I have been experiencing an on-going issue with Empathy's menu. If I open Empathy after I boot my box, the Empathy menu appears normally. Once I close Empathy and reopen it later, the menu has either ...
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Can I make Okular use GNOME's open/save dialogs?

I Use Okular as my PDF Reader. I also have a lot of bookmarks in GNOME Files. So it Would be nice to access them in Okular's open/save dialog. But because Okular uses KDE dialogs by default I am not ...
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Broken Gnome-Shell on Mythbuntu

How do you fix a completely blank screen when using Gnome-Shell on Mythbuntu 12.04? I installed Mythbuntu on a vanilla Dell Inspiron 660s desktop connected to an HDMI monitor, and most everything ...
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Gnome 3.4 work at fallback mode with two monitors

I have: Ubunte 12.04 NVidia 8400 GS installed nvidia-common And xorg.conf like that: # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings # nvidia-settings: version 295.33 ...
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Creating Icon Themes Gnome 3

I want to keep all the icons included in the gnome 3 icon theme "Ubuntu mono-dark" except the icons which appear when I alter the brightness or sound using fn keys. I haven't found any tutorial about ...
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How does hotkeys, lid close, suspend etc. work with Ubuntu on a newer Thinkpad Laptop?

I am trying to setup my Thinkpad T420 with xmonad as window manager and with as little gnome as possible. If I launch gnome-settings-manager all my hotkeys (disable touchpad, volume up/down, ...
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How do I not lose focus when an application in another workspace opens a dialog?

I have applications open in multiple workspaces. I have a Java application running in a different workspace and it opens a dialog window. This causes my current application to lose focus. I do not get ...
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Regular expressions with square brackets in gnome search

I use gnome-search-tool for searching files/folders. There I can put regular expression to filter through file names. I need some help with my custom filter (search). My folders have format: ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 with Gnome 3 WM suspend graphical problem

So when I suspend my computer, the screen when my computer is locked or when I have opened the menu with windows button suddendly becomes bugged and looks like an old kinescope TV with no signal. Is ...
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Most proper way to launch a bunch of apps

I have a bunch of apps that I use constantly: Chromium, Thunderbird, Terminator, Double Commander, Sublime, etc... What's the proper Ubuntu way to launch them all at once? Not having to launch each ...
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The dash only searchs music, how can I make it search all categories?

when I search for something in the circle thing (top left cornet of the window) by pressing the windows/super key it only searches in music(i think its music). can I make window key make it search in ...
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displaying gnome classic instead gnome 3 with fglrx driver

I installed ubuntu 12.04. I have 1GB AMD graphics card. my gnome was working fine until I installed fglrx driver. After that whenever I try to go in gnome 3 it ends up with classic display. What ...
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Unable to Login to ubuntu after installation of Gnome desktop

After installation of gnome desktop on my Ubuntu 12.04LTS, i'm unable to log in to my administrator account. Please note that using guest account I've removed gnome desktop and killed gnome session ...
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Gnome3 pointer barrier not working with dual monitors

I have a dual monitor setup using Gnome3 on Ubuntu 12.04.1. Misc Info: In the past I used Fedora, there was a pointer barrier between my two monitors in the upper left corner so that I can hit the ...
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Screen resolution is too low with open source drivers on Ubuntu 12.10

I'm on an AMD graphics card. When I use the open source xserver-xorg-video-radeon driver, Gnome shell works fine but my screen resolution can't be set higher than 1024x768. However, when I'm on the ...
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Is it possible to install gnome shell on the Nexus 7 version of Ubuntu?

Basically just the question, has anyone tried it?
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Can not authenticate form system tools

Whenever I try to run a program from gnome, I get messages like Authenticated is required to run the Gparted Partition Editor The same goes for all programs that need root permission and I try to ...
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Provide Gnome online account

I am thinking about writing an Android-Gnome SMS utility. The cleanest way to do that seems to be by providing an online service that syncs with android and can be added as "online-account" in Gnome3. ...
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Size of icons on Ubuntu 12.04 with GNOME 3

I have never had any difficulties changing size of icons. Now the main trouble is that change of -shell-grid-item-size does not take effect. I was sure that -shell-grid-item-size defined the size of ...
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How to use gestures on gnome shell?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Acer Apsire V5 touch, and I want to know hot to activate the gestures on my clickpad in Gnome SHell, because in Unity I can use them with no problems. So, is there ...
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Can not install shell-extensions from extensions.gnome.org

I'm now using GNOME Shell 3.5.4 on Ubuntu 12.04.1 Desktop amd64 frederick@Frederick-Pasokon:~$ gnome-shell --version GNOME Shell 3.5.4 When I visit the extensions.gnome.org site, it can normally ...
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Why gnome is not taking the all height of the screen

I'm using gnome-shell on Ubuntu 12.10 after restart everything was working OK now my screen looks like this also i can't right click on my desktop. Any thoughts? Have no idea about what happen.
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ubuntu 12.04 gnome shell disable notification hot corner

Is there a way to disable tray or notifications hot corner and show it in Activities only in gnome-shell 3.4 ubuntu 12.04?
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Gnome-shell fails to load on 12.10

I'm usually the one answering questions, but in this I'm throughly stumped! My Setup: Ubuntu 12.10 (Dist upgrade form 12.04) ATI M96 [Mobility Radeon HD 4650] Upon the first installation of 12.10 I ...
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gnome shell message notication not showing notifications some times

I have installed gnome shell on ubuntu 11.10 . The message notification some times dosent show the notifications. It only appears after i close empathy and restart it. How to fix this?
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How to assign CTRL+ALT+DEL to the Gnome Shell shutdown dialog?

My question looks an awful lot like this one: How can I assign Ctrl+Alt+Delete to shutdown dialog? The difference is that I am using gnome shell instead of unity and I would like the gnome shell ...
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Gnome Shell with user theme doesn't show notifications properly

I'm using gnome shell with user theme, and all notifications appear transparent and with no text, only icon appears. I tried Shell OSD Extension too ( ...
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Make Evolution open PDF instead of the tmp directory

Running Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome 3.2. Scenario: When I double click a PDF attachment in evolution, it opens up the ~/.cache/evolution/tmp/ directory in Nautilus instead of opening the PDF. If I ...
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Is it possible to get Gnome Shell Overview to show windows from all Workspaces?

By default, the Overview in Gnome Shell only shows windows from the current workspace. Is there some way to get it show the all open windows instead? I'm looking for functionality like that of the ...
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How to change keyboard layout on XFCE?

I'd like to change and see the keyboard layout using XFCE. Is there any simple way to do that? I had one when using gnome, but currently I want to use XFCE.
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Show windows list (taskbar) on gnome shell 3.6.1

I would like to know if there's any way to show the windows list at the top, as it's a waste of space, and seems much easier. I saw the windowlist from MGSE, but it doesn't work for 3.6.1, is there ...
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Does Sabayon work in 12.04?

Does Sabayon work in precise or is it there any other GUI editor for user profiles? I have to set mandantory options for users profiles and I have already used in ubuntu 10.04 as editor for users ...
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Why does Installing gnome-tweak-tool pull gnome-shell and its dependencies?

I am trying to install gnome-tweak-tool in ubuntu 12.04 but it pulls gnome-shell and all its dependencies how do I fix this? $ sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool Reading package lists... Done ...
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Laptop taking far too long to start

Ok the stats: Software Ubuntu: 12.10 Gnome-Shell: 3.6.1 Laptop Model: Sony Vaio SVE15118FGB Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM Processor 2.10 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.10 GHz Memory: 8GB DDR3 ...
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quantal- GDM not working

I installed ubuntu on 11.10 and the first thing I did was install gdm. It survived the upgrade to precise but on the upgrade to quantal, it just shows the background and the mouse, then it sticks ...
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Harf Buzz was implemented?

One of the new features of Gnome 3.6 is the new font render motor HarfBuzz what improve the font quality, HarfBuzz is included with Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity? That is all
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Disable “folding” of gnome-panel pop-up menus

Gnome keeps "folding" the pop-up menus of the notification area icons in the gnome-panel, even though there is enough space to fully expand the menus like this: How can I disable that?
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Resolution only correct after restart of X server

I have a strange issue related to my fresh ubuntu 12.10 installation. Graphics adapter is a NVidia 560ti, two DELLs U2412HM are attached. I created the required xorg.conf using nvidia-xconfig and ...
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Dual monitor in Gnome 3 fails to resume properly login screen

I am using Gnome remix with Ubuntu 12.10 in my dual screen setup 2560 x 1440 + 1600 x 1200. The problem that I am facing is when my computer resumes from stand by, I cant see the login window or type ...
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In Gnome Shell, how can you change the dark color scheme when you hit the super key?

I would like to get rid of the darkening of the desktop that occurs when you hit the super key or move the mouse cursor to the corner of the screen in Gnome Shell. I would also like to change the ...