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These are examples of what I'm talking about. Image 1 Image 2


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as intel graphics driver is a part of Xorg, I believe the best solution here be: check if rendering is yes with command: glxinfo | grep render for this you need mesa-utils sudo apt-get install mesa-utils you should get something like this: direct rendering: Yes OpenGL renderer string: GeForce XXXX PCIe/SSE2 GL_KTX_buffer_region, ...


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This gnome extension can do that: taskbar The option to hide the app menu is under the Misc tab.


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There is an gnome extension called YAWL that shows icons on the top bar and it has an option to hide the app menu. The problem with this extension is that the icons that it shows on the top bar are ugly - just like the app menu. Here is the link to YAWL if you want https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/674/yawl-yet-another-window-list/


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I managed to get inside the console by entering the console by selecting the booting drive with F12 and then Ubuntu while holding SHIFT. I removed infinality with ppa-purge and the computer is working with unchanged fonts


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1.Make a separate home partition,you’ll have to create a new partition (which may require resizing your existing partitions). 2.Copy the files from your existing home directory to that partition(/home) And its safer to install any new distro you want.


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Can I just install Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 over it and don't lose any data from my /home ? No. Very simple: even a small error could render your system unusable with just a grub recovery prompt or not even that. Nobody can predict a power failure. Or you pressing the reset button or pulling a cord from the machine. You never mess with desktop enviroments, ...


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Sounds like this issue: https://bugs.launchpad.net/lightdm/+bug/1420558. In short, LightDM's AppArmor policy isn't (as of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS) taking VNC into account. Try removing /etc/apparmor.d/lightdm-guest-session.


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You can use a menu editor like Alacarte (package alacarte, the menu entry is named "Main Menu") to modify the menu. For every menu item there's a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications or $HOME/.local/share/applications/. You can try to find the files there and remove them. Alacarte will not remove the files if you remove an menu item, but will add a ...


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It appears that pi-rho's PPA has a broken build of Vim. Until this is fixed, it might be best to use another PPA, or no PPA at all. As an alternative, try the Vim Daily builds PPA, which apparently hasn't been updated in the last couple of weeks, but is still pretty current.


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It seems for an icon theme to let Nautilus display the contents of plain text files as thumbnails, its sub-directory for mime types, which might be named, for example, mimes or mimetypes should have a file named text-x-preview.icon (along with an icon file named text-x-preview.png or text-x-preview.svg, etc. serving as a backdrop for the file contents ...


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This problem got even worse with Nautilus crashing every time I tried to move a file, enter an address or open a file through another application. But I found the solution to this problem. libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 At some point I had installed a GNOME Testing PPA, I think a while back to try and resolve a problem I was having with Evolution, then forgot about ...


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First fix your broken packages by issuing the commands: sudo dpkg --purge --force-all xorg-video-abi-11 xorg-video-abi-12 xorg-video-abi-13xorg-video-abi-14 xorg-video-abi-15 sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx* sudo apt-get install -f Then install fglrx & xorg drivers: sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati sudo apt-get ...


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I think these commands should do the trick: echo '#!/bin/bash' | sudo tee /bin/cursorspeed echo 'xinput set-prop 9 258 .3' | sudo tee -a /bin/cursorspeed sudo chmod +x /bin/cursorspeed Finally, search for the "startup applications" app. Click add and fill in the name: cursorspeed, command: cursorspeed, and you can leave comment blank or add a comment. ...


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So I'm not entirely sure this is exactly what you want to do but I'm having the same problem so I resorted to CLI: certutil -d sql:$HOME/.pki/nssdb -A -t "C,," -n <certificate nickname> -i <certificate filename> Make sure you have libnss3-tools installed sudo apt-get install libnss3-tools This worked like a charm for me. It doesn't solve ...


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Running Ubuntu on an Apple PC may install kernel modules that do not play well together. If you update pastebin again, include complete results for lsmod.


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Search for rfkill in /var/log/syslog My RealTek Wi-Fi uses power saving which gets misinterpreted by rfkill as hard blocks, causing NetworkManager to shut it down until it comes out of low power mode, then NetworkManager re-initializes Wi-Fi, which takes appreciable time. I detected this only because the RealTek driver logs power changes, which could be ...


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Try to disable the wifi power manager and see if it helps, it did for me. sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off Check to see if it's off or on iwconfig


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This: Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers suggests that you have the incorrect driver for your device. Please get a temporary internet connection by whatever means, open a terminal and do: sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer Reboot and your wireless should be working as expected. I notice this in your ...


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Have you tried changing wifi channel on your router? I admit if the OSX system is stable & the Ubuntu one is not, then it's less likely to be a channel interference problem. But I recently had similar symptoms where my wifi started to drop out/recover/drop out/etc. This was after it had been stable for years. Changing the wifi channel fixed the issue for ...


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Run gedit and paste this into the new text document: #!/bin/bash while true do docky done Then, save it as '[AnyNameHere].sh' (preferably in your Documents folder). After saving, open your file manager, locate the new file, and right click it. Select Proprieties, then go to the permissions tab. There should be a tickbox that says "Executable" or something ...


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This return true: sudo dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=com.ubuntu.SystemService --type=method_call / com.ubuntu.SystemService.set_proxy string:'http' string:'http://127.0.0.1:8081' and I find out you have to prefix it with scheme: http from this code: ...


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When Keepboard is activated, the second item in the history is selected by default (because the top item is in the clipboard anyway and can be pasted directly without activating clipboard manager). Thus you can quickly paste the second item by using Keepboard activation hotkey and pressing Enter right away.


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Here's a super easy solution. Reinstall gnome-tweak-tool with sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool Run Tweak Tool choose Windows and change the setting for Windows action keys from Disabled to ALT This will undo the change you made and make the buttons work as they did previously.


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The following python oneliner will minimize the current gnome-terminal window: python3 -c "from gi.repository import Gdk; \ [ Gdk.Screen.get_default().get_active_window().iconify() for i in range(2)]" Note that we need to call iconify() two times to minimize the window.


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I followed the jrg guide how to reset GNOME to its defaults. I simply had to execute this command in terminal: rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity .cache .dbus .dmrc .mission-control .thumbnails ~/.config/dconf/user ~.compiz* And Unity windows buttons started working properly.


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You can just use keybindings of Ctrl+Space to open the window menu, then press N (in an English locale) to minimize the window.


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First, install the xdotool command: sudo apt-get install xdotool Then, create an alias to be able to run min as a command: echo 'alias min="xdotool getactivewindow windowminimize"' >> ~/.bashrc` Reload the .bashrc file: . ~/.bashrc


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Workaround by user wof in Ubuntu bug tracker, for Ubuntu 14.10 using gxkb: https://bugs.launchpad.net/gnome-settings-daemon/+bug/1244090/comments/39 this workaround worked for ubuntu 14.10: in Settings->Text entry remove all input sources, leave only english install gxkb (layout switcher): sudo apt-get install gxkb add gxkb to startup ...


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This can be achieved using XKB compatibility component Check the compatibility variant you are using $ setxkbmap -v -query Trying to build keymap using the following components: keycodes: evdev+aliases(qwerty) types: complete compat: complete symbols: pc+us(altgr-intl)+us:2+inet(evdev) geometry: pc(pc105) rules: evdev model: ...


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I think the hotcorners tool in Unity Tweak tools may work for you: http://sourcedigit.com/8266-15-powerful-unity-tweak-tool-customizations-ubuntu-14-04/ Disclaimer: I have never used this app, so I am not entirely sure what its features are.


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Use the keyboard shortcuts for window positioning instead of the mouse. CTRL-ALT-Numpad8 for window to top, CTRL-ALT-Numpad2 for window to bottom, etc. For more search for the question regarding keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu.


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I found a post in the Arch Linux forums, that suggests the following kernel parameter for the Lenovo Ideapad Z500: acpi_backlight=vendor Please try this and give feedback if this solved your issue. Related: How do I add a kernel boot parameter? Ubuntu 14.04 brightness problem (Lenovo Z500)


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This file is a PLUGIN of firefox (NOT an extension) and therefore it's stored under /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libgnome-shell-browser-plugin.so you may check that in a fully functional (gnome!) firefox by entering this in the adressbar of firefox: about:plugins then scroll down to "Gnome Shell Integration", where you'll find it's path. If the file is ...


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The standard Ubuntu NVidia drivers generate some problems on slightly older and slightly newer NVidia hardware. If you want more then the standard Ubuntu repository drivers, install the xorg.edgers PPA. As the xorg.edgers group ask not to give installation instructions directly without linking to their page, this is the best I can do for now... If you ...


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Desktop icon text is handled by .nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item. It is very simple to customize. In your main GTK theme's gtk.css, underneath the initial @import url line (and not before, in my testing), put: .nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item { color: #ffffff; text-shadow: 1 1 alpha (@fg_color, 0.8); } To see changes, do killall nautilus ...


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Maybe you should see this topic: Custom keyboard shortcuts in gedit However, you will discover many problem from your cross upgrade. I recommend you for new installation.


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In order to disable global <Super>p keybindings, and NOT any other media keys (tested in Ubuntu 15.04) I had to 'emtpy' the following dconf keys. I ran (in a terminal): dconf write /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/media-keys/video-out '' dconf write /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/media-keys/screenshot '' Before, I searched with the next bash ...


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I had similar issue and just uninstalled unity-settings-daemon. Might work for you, since you say that gnome-settings-daemon is already in your autostart.


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You can use Arronax to create a starter for your script and save it into $HOME/.config/autostart/ (that's "User Autostart Folder" in the "Standard Folders" list in the lower left of the "Save File" dialog)


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This seems like a duplicate of How do I save/remember last-used window position and size for applications?, check that out and see if it is the same.


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If you have the package gnome-session installed, you should edit ~/.xsession and add this: gnome-session


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I fixed that by editing gtk-widgets.css .menu section. It looks like this now: .menu { padding: 0; border-radius: 0; border-bottom: 2px solid #f07746; background-color: @menu_bg_color; color: @menu_fg_color;


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https://gist.github.com/bewest/46b849da04684f0ce401 http://blog.ezyang.com/2014/12/ubuntu-utopic-upgrade-xmonad/comment-page-1/ The --print-reply=string syntax causes an error. The name of the application that needs to be "registered" is not xmonad, but xmonad.desktop. I wound up creating a ~/.xmonad/hooks file with the following command in it: dbus-send ...


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Check out libappindicator. It is responsible for putting the icon in the tray. The dropdown menu displayed by the indicator is a GtkMenu. The rest should be familiar if you worked with GTK+. Here is a minimal example. #include <gtk/gtk.h> #include <libappindicator/app-indicator.h> static void do_something(GtkWidget *widget, gpointer data) { ...


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Thanks for suggestions. What worked was to remove the following file for that user account rm ~/.config/dconf/user This put back the launcher and the menu bar in that account. I still got a system error report pop up, (the same had popped up once earlier but was unfathomable to me at the time). In the details was some complaint about libprocps3, so I ...


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I determined that the problem in my case was that a Virtual Machine was trying to access the same directory while I was using it, causing some kind of slow down. If I don't use the directory when the Virtual Machine is running, or don't have the Virtual Machine on when accessing the directory, there is no slow down.


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Re install the ubuntu-desktop package with the command: sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop This should clear up the issue.


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to prevent gnome resetting keyboard setting in X i use this command: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.keyboard active false works for me


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As per request in the comments, here are what I think are the relevant steps to solving the issue: Since Ctrl-Alt-F1 is the only thing that works, do that. You might be able to open a terminal via a shortcut or something, but I recommend doing all fixing there. 1) Try restarting gnome shell with gnome-shell -r 2) if gnome-shell is not installed, ...



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