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Gnome Shell Grey Screen No Login Box After AMD Drivers Installation On Lubuntu

I installed the fglrx AMD drivers on Lubuntu and rebooted. The machine didn't reboot properly and I could only see a prompt. I logged in and uninstalled the drivers using sudo apt-get remove ...
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Multiple timers using Gnome Clocks

Gnome surprises me --- often negatively. How to run multiple countdown timers simultaneosly in Gnome using Gnome Clocks?? So, there is a timer running for 30m, another for 15m, etc. By the way, ...
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Running KDE in a GNOME box

I have a dual boot computer running Kubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome. /home is on a separate partition and is shared by both. This works excellently except that if I have to switch, I have to restart. Is ...
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Set Wine application icons in Cinnamon or Gnome3

In the above screenshot you can see that I am using a Wine application, Nemo file browser & Firefox, however, I want to use a specific icon for this Wine application too! To be precise I am ...
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Problem after installing gnome-desktop

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and upgraded to Gnome 3.10. But when I was trying to install ubuntu-gnome-desktop I got error with Libreoffice. I was using Openoffice(I removed Libreoffice while installing ...
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Start gnome-shell from another session/terminal/user

sometimes my gnome shell gets a weird bug. What I need to do then is to click e.g Ctrl + Alt + F3 When I am there i can login and then killall gnome-shell Then I go back to the first Ctrl + Alt + ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 (Gnome): ATI (AMD) HD7750 proprietary drivers not workin

I have recently upgraded my working x86_64 13.10 system to 14.04. However, when using the proprietory AMD drivers, Gnome (not tested with Unity) flickers and falls back to VESA. The graphics ...
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CalDAV supported task reminder

Is there a working Calendar in GNU/Linux that supports CalDAV, other than Evolution and lightning? - One that has native CalDAV support and desktop (applet) integration. Neither dates nor orage ...
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CardDAV supported address book

Is there a working addressbook in GNU/Linux that supports CardDAV, other than Evolution (not EDS) and lightning (SoGo connector)? - One that has native CardDAV support and desktop (applet) ...
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How can I order Gnome3 shell extensions at the top?

The ordering of shell extension widgets appears to be random, how can I change it? I want to have the date/time information at the left for example. My shell panel:
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No notifications from notify-osd on 13.10

I recently upgraded to 13.10. Notify-OSD works correctly ($ notify-send test # sends correctly the notification using gnome-shell style), but I'm not able to get notifications on volume up/down, ...
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Disable keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F11 (Gnome?)

Consider FILE to be very old and don't remake it.I'm a Ubuntu noob. Appreciate you time. I came across this situation where pressing Ctrl+Alt+F11 brings up a blank screen with a flashing cursor. I ...
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change screen orientation shortcut?

In windows I can change screen orientation by "Ctrl + Alt + Arrow" as Arrow can be up, left, down or right. What is the shortcut on Ubuntu? thanks!
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GNOME Flashback configuration problem

everyone!!! I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I'm having a problem with GNOME Flashback, both GNOME Flashback (Compiz) and GNOME Flashback (Metacity). Here's the problem. GTK2 apps look like Windows 98. GTK3 ...
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Uninstall Gnome 3.10 completly from Ubuntu 13.10

When I installed GNOME 3.10 on my Ubuntu 13.10 system, there was problem with my GUI. After installing Gnome there are other problems as well. If you have any idea how to uninstall gnome completely, ...
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“Could not get screen information” error

I have Ubuntu 13.10 32bit OS. A few days ago I added gnome3 ppa and upgraded to gtk 3.10. I had to fix many gnome bugs. But I couldn't find a solution to this one. When I try to open display ...
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Global Keyboard Shortcuts Broken in 14.04

I've just upgraded my distribution from 13.10 to 14.04, which seems to have broken global keyboard shortcuts. They are still present in the "Keyboard settings" as before. Although media keys are ...
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Multi display issue with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04

Fresh install of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 with 3 displays (fglrx driver). I can correct the screens order in System Settings / Display but it is not saved when I close the session and reopen it. Screens ...
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External atheros card (wireless) is not recognized on 14.04

So I always used an external wifi adapter with my laptop because the intel chipset inside is a little bit unstable. Unfortunately, I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 + Gnome and it seems that my ubuntu now ...
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keyring no longer matches

I am using the "connect to server" feature from within gnome 3 (nautilus?). I want to bookmark my connection, because I work on the server daily. But, every time I try, I get this message. (see ...
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How to change the order of the OK/Cancel buttons?

I'm new in Ubuntu. So far, I used only the Windows. In Ubuntu, irritates me the order of buttons OK / Cancel. In the Windows OK button is the first and then Cancel button. In Ubuntu it is vice versa. ...
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Gnome Desktop Flickers on One Monitor

Recently, I've run into a strange problem with Ubuntu Gnome. I installed 14.04 last Saturday and everything was fine. However, I woke up one morning to find my Asus HDMI monitor saying "VGA No ...
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Gnome 3.10: Can I get the old system status menu back without downgrading?

As the title specifies. I prefer the system status menu I am used to in Gnome 3.8: Not the new one that comes with Gnome 3.10: Can I achieve this without downgrading to Gnome 3.8?
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Video editing app for lowering background noise while evidentiating slow voice?

I got a video who needs some delicate tweaks. In that video I recite several poems. My voice sounds too low, while the background noise is too high. If someone turns its sound at maximum to be able to ...
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Where is my Cursor?

My os is ubuntu 13.10, I use the following code to remove the kde desktop installed before: sudo apt-get purge kde* And then use the following code to install gnome 3.10: sudo ...
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Ubuntu start up view changed due to gnome shell [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr on my laptop. Its default Desktop Environment was Unity. I installed gnome-desktop-environment then I could use both unity DE and gnome DE on my ...
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Keyboard layout reverts at every boot

I am using 12.10 with Gnome 3. I changed LightDM to GDM. When I boot up keyboard layout changes to default US layout. When I add another layout to end of list at Region settings my selected layout ...
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How can I make Ubuntu (preferably gnome desktop) be 3d?

By 3D I mean anaglyph 3d with 3d glasses like the red and blue ones. I've seen some ways to do this but they are at least two years old. I'm using ubuntu gnome 14.04. I'm using nvidia 330m, but by all ...
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Super key does not work in latest gnome on Ubuntu 14.04 to open activites

I installed Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04 (from software center). If I click on the activities tab in the corner the activities manager opens (that may not be the actual name of it). Other shortcuts like ...
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Gnome top bar has no on-line accounts icon(Gnome-ubuntu-14.04)

This might be unsolvable but: after the update (to 14.04 from 13.10) the status icon for empathy/on-line accounts vanished, now I dint know if I am connected to Facebook, gmail and other Nsa ...
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Choppy HD video playback with unity/gnome

I have been facing a video playback problem with ubuntu for a long time. Everytime I try to play a 720p/1080p video on my laptop, the performance is choppy with frames dropped every second or so. I ...
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Ubuntu not booting right. No taskbar. No unity. No left bar. No programs. Error windows don't have a title bar

I keep ubuntu up-to-date. I turned on my computer today and It was slow to boot, only reponding after I moved my mouse a bit. Then it got to the screen with an error message but the error message ...
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How to connect to Projector (EPSON EX7220) wirelessly

I've got my hands on a projector (EPSON EX7220) and I've got it connected to my LAN over Wi-Fi. How might I connect my laptop to it? (Thinkpad X1 Carbon with Ubuntu Gnome 13.10) Any help would rock!
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ungroup / explode new Gnome-shell applet menu

Since lasts Ubuntu and specially the 14.04, the gnome shell system menu is grouped in a very nasty way that force you to click on it a dozen of time before being able to do anything, I don't know if ...
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Fallback to Gnome classic desktop Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu for a while and experienced many bugs in Unity and also it kills productivity. I recently checked BackTrackR3 release which is built on Gnome2.3. But, unfortunately that is available ...
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How to get gnome shell 3.12 on ubuntu 14.04

I know there is a distro for ubuntu dedicated to gnome and I know ubuntu 14.04 comes with gnome 3.10. But I am wondering what the steps are to: Install the ppas for gnome 3.12 install gnome 3.12 ...
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Restore previous applications on restart in Ubuntu 13.04 easily?

How to restore previous applications when I restart the computer in Ubuntu 13.04? This post (How do I save sessions or reopen last-used applications?) is not in 13.04 and I actually tried to use what ...
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How to edit gnome/unity menus without using Alacarte?

Alacarte crashes every time I attempt to edit a submenu or move an item from one submenu to another and then I'd have to wipe the application.menu files or my gnomeshell desktop would be useless. Is ...
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How to disable low disk space notification?

I've got an SSD drive for root and /home, and a larger HDD for storage. The storage disk is almost full, and there's a low disk space warning on startup. The warning doesn't have any "don't show ...
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Ubuntu Gnome / Nvidia - Triple Monitor possible?

Using default graphics it works fine without acceleration. Installed nvidia-current and the second card won't run. If I enable GPU-1 (210), even if GPU-0 (260) is still enabled it won't run and I go ...
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openvpn can't import configurations on new 14.04 installation

i installed the openvpn network manager by doing: sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn, which also installs the gnome package. this made it possible to import configurations under 13.10, but ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my shortcuts keys and media keys no longer work

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 (GNOME interface) and none of the shortcut key combinations or Fn+F(#) controls seem to be working any more (not even the default ones, like Ctrl+Alt+T for ...
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Gnome 3 Ubuntu 13.10 keyboard layout [on hold]

I have a problem with keyboard layout switching by CapsLock key. This bug is describes on launchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-control-center/+bug/1224575 Is someone found any ...
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Install Gnome Software Center

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and then upgraded the Gnome version to 3.10. But, all new apps in 3.10 such as Gnome Software Center, Maps, Weather etc are not included. So now, I wonder how to get and ...
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Revert from Gnome 3 to Unity

Ok, so Ubuntu 14.04 came with Gnome 3 in it's repo and I tried to give it a go, and I didn't like it at all. So I wanted to continue to use Unity desktop, but it kept freezing and I couldn't change ...
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LightDM is missing Gnome Shell icon

the Icon of Gnome shell is missing from lightDM.. I had to manually add Gnome Shell to lightDM because it didn't install properly on my machine. now I don't now how to add the Icon to lightDM. Im on ...
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Cannot update to GNOME 3.12

Ok, I tried to avoid asking this question here, as it's noobish and and always closed/downvoted, but I cannot figure it out myself. I'm on 14.04 and trying to update GNOME from 3.10 to 3.12. Most ...
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no sound in ubuntu 12.04 but in windows i t is enabled

**i tried this but..** meena@ubuntu:~$ gnome-volume-control-applet gnome-volume-control-applet: command not found **when i tried this** meena@ubuntu:~$ pulseaudio -vvv I: [pulseaudio] main.c: ...
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How to switch from unity to gnome

Default ui for Ubuntu 14.04 being Unity, want to switch to Gnome. Can't find usual way to switch at login screen as mentioned here. ...
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Accessing menus in Rhythmbox on Gnome

I have two machines running Ubuntu - one has Gnome Ubuntu, the other Xubuntu. Both have been recently upgraded to 14.04. On Xubuntu, Rhythmbox has both a menu and a sort of "settings" button on the ...