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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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1answer
119 views

How to enable Unity Launcher on startup?

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptop has the Unity 2D along with the classic GNOME interface but it wouldn't launch automatically on startup, Only after I type 'unity' on the terminal the Unity 2D Launcher as ...
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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 ...
2
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0answers
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How to save a session with open programs and files? [duplicate]

How can I reproduce the current session, including open programs and files on my Ubuntu 11.04 laptop and rebooting? I've got a bunch of windows open in Chromium and Firefox (this is probably the easy ...
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2answers
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How do I launch a GUI application as root on user login?

I would like to launch a Gnome application with root privileges at login. I have tried adding a script to launch using update-rc.d myscript.sh defaults. It looks like the application does launch, ...
3
votes
1answer
391 views

DE-specific startup applications?

I want certain applications (such as indicator-multiload) to run at startup only if I sign into Unity, not GNOME-shell. I also want some other applications to only start in GNOME-shell (like Shutter). ...
0
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1answer
270 views

Problem with Gnome3 on Ubuntu

I recently installed the gnome3 on my Ubuntu some 1-2 months ago, it was working nice, but today, i was trying a theme, and then after reverting, the gnome-shell is not working!, When i select gnome, ...
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190 views

Command in rc.local doesnt work with Gnome-Shell [closed]

I want to run this command at startup: echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch It turns off my second gpu. I added it to rc.local but it doesn't work. Can someone help? Thanks in ...
0
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1answer
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How can I make a program run at startup in only one definite session that uses the same desktop environment as others?

I installed (aware of the risks) software from the Elementary Team PPAs and I set up a Pantheon Shell session, which is based on Gnome. I would like to have Plank (a fork of Docky) to run at startup ...
1
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1answer
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After 10.10 -> 11.04 upgrade, can only login via Classic (No Effects)

Yesterday I upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04, everything seemed to go okay until immediately after login: the desktop goes into a "corrupted" looking state (similar to having too high resolution set). I ...
2
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1answer
2k views

How to start GNOME 2 manually?

I need to start the GNOME 2 desktop environment manually from scratch but have a few questions. This is an experiment, you can call it a school project. I need to make a /usr/share/xsessions entry ...
28
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4answers
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How do I manage applications on startup in GNOME 3?

I had a nice GUI for changing startup applications (after logging in) on GNOME 2. How can I start that application on GNOME 3? Where can I download it? What is the package name? What command is used ...
39
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10answers
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How do I save/remember last-used window position and size for applications?

When I log in Ubuntu, I would like all windows opened at previous session (terminal and Firefox mainly) to be re-opened automatically at the same size and position. How to proceed?
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3answers
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How can I reduce the time taken to login by postponing/delaying some startup applications?

I have setup some applications to startup on each login (e.g., redshift-gtk, gtg) automatically but after adding these to startup applications (System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications) ...